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1. ABC, Australian Broadcasting Commission; Orchestra, Sydney Symphony (1946). Program: The Australian Broadcasting Commission Presents the Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Guest Conductor Joseph Post: Soloist Eunice Gardiner. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 18 pp. Paperback small octavo, card covers, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, black & white drawings, few text-photos & adverts, minor edgewear. Recital program guide for a concert on Saturday, 7th December, 1946. The Australian Broadcasting Commission, in conjunction with the NSW Government and the Municipal Council of Sydney, presents the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Town Hall, Sydney. Guest conductor: Joseph Post. Soloist: Eunice Gardiner. Six recitals: Suite from the music for the Royal Fireworks in D Major (Handel) - Rhapsody A Shropshire Lad (Butterworth) - Three movements from the Planets Suite (Mars, Venus, Jupiter) - Concerto no 2 in B flat (Op. 19) for pianoforte and orchestra (Beethoven) - El Amor Brujo Fisherman's Song and Pantomine (Falla) - Overture The Mastersingers (Wagner). Includes old adverts from the 1940s. Our Book No: 21663. $15 AUD.

2. Aeschylus; Postgate, Raymond (editor) (1969). The Agamemnon of Aeschylus. Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press. 141 pp. Hardback large octavo, very good condition, brown cloth cover (gilt spine lettering on black label), no glassine jacket (missing), bookplate, autograph (author's written name). A private press book. Text edited by Raymond Postgate, with an introduction, a commentary and a translation into modern English prose. The first of a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus in the 5th century BC. King Agamemnon returns from the Trojan War and is murdered by his wife. (Limited edition of 500 unnumbered autographed copies. Text in Greek and English. Bookplate of Geoffrey Farmer, Australian librarian and researcher of private press books.). ISBN: B000VE724C. Our Book No: 15658. $30 AUD.

3. Albert (1957). Albert's Boomerang Songster No. 55. Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington: J. Albert & Son. 28 pp. Paperback very small, good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), spine wear (few tiny holes), pages lightly toned, minor creasing, some edgewear corner tips. Some of the songs in this well-loved songster are: My Foolish Heart, French Can-can Polka, Cry of the Wild Goose, The Scottish Samba, Rolling 'Round the World, Hollywood Square Dance, Let's Choo Choo Choo to Idaho. some jokes and riddles as space fillers. (Price: 9d. No date, and copyright date of songs not stated, but about 1957.). Our Book No: 40754. $10 AUD.

4. Albert (1960). Albert's Boomerang Songster No. 58. Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington: J. Albert & Son. 28 pp. Paperback very small, stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), fair condition, some creasing rear pages (possible water damage, now dry), otherwise good condition, pages lightly toned, top corner tip covers & few pages creased, some spinewear & edgewear. No 58 in this series. Some of the songs in this well-loved songster are: Cry, Vanity, Broken Hearted, Sweetheart of Yesterday, Little White Cloud that Cried, Let Me In, Singin' In The Rain, Tell Me Truly, The Blacksmith Blues. Includes some jokes and riddles as fillers. (Price, 1/-. No date, and copyright date of songs not stated, but about 1960.). Our Book No: 40755. $10 AUD.

5. Albert (1960). Albert's Hill Billy Songster No. 1. Sydney, Melbourne, Wellington: J. Albert & Son. 26 pp. Paperback very small, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), top corner creased front cover (repaired), top corner tips pages pages & rear cover little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & edge tears. Consists of the words of popular hillbilly hits (no music). Most of the songs were written perhaps during the 1930s and 40s (but no copyright dates stated). Some of the songs are: When It’s Lamplightin' Time in the Valley, Roll Along Prairie Moon, Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle, Letter Edged in Black, Carolina Moon, Beautiful Queensland. (Price, 1/-. No date, but about 1960. First four songsters in this series listed on inside rear cover.). Our Book No: 40748. $10 AUD.

6. Albert (1968). Boomerang Sing-a-Long Song Book no. 1 (Book B). Sydney: Albert J. & Son. 40 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, tiny dent front cover, minor edgewear. (Publication date, printer's mark, foot of last page.) Sheet music for about 60 popular songs, including (as listed on front cover): Breezin' along with the breeze - Dancing with tears in my eyes - After the ball - When I grow too old to dream - Bye, bye blackbird - The Yankee doodle boy - My melancholy baby - That's an Irish lullaby - Give my regards to Broadway - Baby face - California here I come - That's my weakness now - The man on the flying trapeze - Side by side - Meet me in St. Louis, Louis - Singin' in the rain - Ida, sweet as apple cider - You were meant for me - Peg o' my heart - Moonlight bay - Poor butterfly - Heart of my heart - Anniversary song. Our Book No: 15849. $16 AUD.

7. Albert, J. & Son (1965). Albert's Boomerang Songster, No. 75. Sydney: Albert J. & Son. 16 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The words to about 40 hit songs made famous in the Sixties, and a few from earlier years. Includes: Shakin' all over - Que sera, sera - Old oak tree - Zip a dee doo dah - Red roses for a blue lady. (No date, but 1965, latest copyright data.). Our Book No: 17871. $10 AUD.

8. Albert, J. & Son (1965). Albert's Boomerang Songster, No. 73. Sydney: Albert J. & Son. 24 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The words of about 48 hit songs made famous in the 1950s and 1960s. Includes: Sugar shack - Surfin' hootenanny - Gypsy woman - Walk like a man Surfer girl. (No date, but 1963, latest copyright data.). Our Book No: 17872. $10 AUD.

9. Albert, J. & Son (1968). Albert's Hill Billy Songster, No. 2. Sydney: Albert J. & Son. 26 pp. Paperback very small, stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), very good condition, minor edgewear. Estimated date, late 1960s (song copyright, 1959, printer's mark 1964, decimal transition sticker). The words and music of hillbilly hits. Most of the songs have been written during the 30s and 40s. Some of the songs are: Yellow Rose of Texas; Wagon Wheels; Old Shep; South of The Border. Our Book No: 24016. $10 AUD.

10. Albert, J. & Son (1968). Albert's Hill Billy Songster, No. 3. Sydney: Albert J. & Son. 34 pp. Paperback very small, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. Estimated date, late 1960s: decimal transition sticker (original publication, 1947 - Age newspaper advert). The words and music of hillbilly hits. Some of the songs are: When The Cactus is Blooming At Home; Yippee Yadee Yi Yay; When The Tumble Weeds Come Tumbling Down Again; Gim-Me Crack Corn; I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen. Our Book No: 24017. $10 AUD.

11. Albert, J. & Son (1968). Albert's Hill Billy Songster, No. 4. Sydney: Albert J. & Son. 34 pp. Paperback very small, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, late 1960s, decimal transition sticker.) The words of hillbilly. Some of the songs are: Frankie And Johnny; Shine On Harvest Moon; Carolina in the Morning; When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along; Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah. Our Book No: 24018. $10 AUD.

12. Albert, J. & Son (1968). Albert's Hill Billy Songster, No. 5. Sydney: Albert J. & Son. 26 pp. Paperback very small, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, page corner tips little creased, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. Estimated date, late 1960s (decimal transition sticker). The words of about 70 hillbilly hits. For example: Pine Tree, Pine Over Me; A Dear John Letter; The Little green Valley; Makin' Whoopee; My Blue Ridge Mountain Home; Roo Roo Kangaroo. Our Book No: 24019. $10 AUD.

13. Allan (1949). Crackajack Songster No. 63. Melbourne, Adelaide, Bendigo: Allan & Co. 32 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples slightly rusted), spine little worn, pages toned, some edgewear. The words to popular songs of the 1940s. Words only without music. Some of the songs are: Far Away Places, A Little Bird Told Me, Four Leaf Clover, Rambling Rose, Tennessee Waltz, I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover, Just Like Darby And Joan, My Bel Ami. Price 9d. (Latest copyright date of songs, 1949.). Our Book No: 40751. $10 AUD.

14. Allevi, Giovanni (2008). In Viaggio con la Strega. Milano: Rizzoli. 196 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, many colour photos (some full-page). An illustrated book about by the popular modern Italian composer and pianist about his tours and way of life. Title in English: "Travelling with the Witch". Blurb translation rear cover: "If this is a collective madness destined to run out, I'm glad to have been there in just enough to say 'I was there' ". ISBN: 9788817027342. Our Book No: 16255. $20 AUD.

15. Allum, Charles E. (1895). The Complete Scale and Arpeggio Manual [No. 313, Plate: 15649]. London: Bosworth & Co. 32 pp. Paperback small folio, stapled, card cover (small edge tears), very good condition, pages little toned, corners little worn. (Copyright, 1890s, NLA Trove. Publisher & plate number not printed in booklet. This copy, decimal transition price sticker, about 1966.) Foreign fingering (underlined). Practice piano sheet music. Cover subtitle: This manual comprises all scales and arpeggios as required at the local and metropolitan examinations. Our Book No: 13830. $30 AUD.

16. American Army Y.M.C.A., Navy Paris Division (1918). Musical Festival Programme: New Years Eve, December 31st, 1918 at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees (1st ed). Paris: Theatre des Champs-Elysees. 8 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet (single staple, rusted), cream pages with red borders, one black & white photo, good condition, light toning & foxing pages, small mark front cover, fold across pages, tiny tear spine ends, minor edgewear. This program for a musical festival is for the members of the American Expeditionary Force under the distinguished patronage of President and Mme Poincare. Principal choral works of Cesar Franck and The Beautiful Oratorio of TH. Dubois: "The Seven Last Words of Christ". Our Book No: 40119. $15 AUD.

17. Anastasios, Andrew; Wilson-Anastasios, Meaghan (2015). The Water Diviner: Based on the Original Script by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan Australia. 348 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, few light creases covers, minor edgewear. This novel tells the complete story of The Water Diviner and is based on the original screenplay (now a major motion picture). It is inspired by true events found within personal accounts and official records from the Great War (WW1) about actions at Gallipoli. Joshua Connor, a grieving farmer and sometime water diviner from the Mallee in Victoria, sets out to fulfil his wife's dying wish, to travel to Gallipoli to recover the bodies of his three sons and bury them in consecrated ground. He discovers that his eldest son, Art, may still be alive. When Connor makes a desperate dash into the perilous heart of Anatolia one question haunts him: if Art is alive, why hasn't he come home? ISBN: 9781743534281. Our Book No: 30221. $15 AUD.

18. Anderson, Gae (2009). Tivoli King: Life of Harry Rickards Vaudeville Showman. Sydney, Kensington: Allambie Press. 378 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos centre spread, cover scratched, corner plastic coating front cover little lifting, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). Harry Rickards debuted as a comic singer in London's music halls in the late 19th century, and then settled in Sydney in 1892, where he established the Tivoli chain of vaudeville theatres. He became the "Napoleon of Vaudeville" and one of Australia's most colourful and dynamic showmen, as well as a powerful theatrical entrepreneur. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780646509808. Our Book No: 14991. $18 AUD.

19. Apter, Jeff; Gees, Bee (2015). Tragedy: The Sad Ballad of the Gibb Brothers (1st ed). Melbourne: Echo Publishing. 282 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Biography of the famous British pop group who also lived in Australia. The book is about their innovative sound and turbulent personal lives. There are revealing photos, musical insights, drama, and backstage stories. The true, inside story of the Bee Gees music - their ambition, creative imagination and fame. ISBN: 9781760060183. Our Book No: 40631. $20 AUD.

20. Archer, Robyn (2010). Detritus: Addressing Culture and the Arts. Perth: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 288 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Robyn Archer has been a remarkable player in Australia's arts and cultural communities for decades - as a feminist, festival director, singer and writer. In this passionate collection of speeches - some even in song - she investigates the artistic process, and how the public regards, uses and values that work. ISBN: 9781742580678. Our Book No: 14114. $20 AUD.

21. Arresto, C. G. H.; van Goor, S.; Jacobus, J. W. (translator) (1805). De Oost-Indien-Vaarer: Tooneelspel in Vier Bedrijven naar Het Hoogduitsch van C. G. H. Arresto (2nd ed) [Dutch language]. Amsterdam: H. Moolenijzer. 168 pp. Hardback small, good condition, no jacket, very good condition, marbled board covers (dark brown leatherette spine), vignette title page, pages little wavy (poor quality paper, minor creasing), untrimmed (edges roughly cut & toned), edgewear, minor annotation. (Dutch language.) Second edition. A play translated from German into Dutch. Title (in English): "The East-Indiaman: A stage play in three acts". Our Book No: 16590. $80 AUD.

22. Arthurs, Peter (1981). With Brendan Behan: A Personal Memoir. New York: St Martin's Press. 297 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos centre spread, papered board cover (cloth spine), edges lightly foxed. An intimate and startling portrait, during the last years of his life, of the brawling Irish playwright and ex-IRA gun runner, by his bodyguard and psychological sparring partner. ISBN: 0312884710. Our Book No: 12908. $18 AUD.

23. Arts Association, Creative and Practical (1993). Perspectives of Aboriginal Culture and the Creative Arts. Sydney, Milperra: Creative and Practical Arts Association, Inc. 44 pp. Paperback oblong, stapled pamphlet, thin card covers, very good condition, holes punched for filing, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Traditional lore and culture are explained through dance, drama, music and visual arts. This booklet can be adapted for use in primary and secondary schools. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 23131. $10 AUD.

24. Ashton, Cedric H. (1999). Memoirs: Mostly Musical. [Sydney, Newport Beach]: Cedric Ashton. 248 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos (some full-page), autograph (author's written dedication), front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Entertaining memoirs of an Australian musician and conductor (MBE), who regales about his 80 years of music experience. "There is not one avenue that I haven't been involved in" - cellist, horn player, conductor, chamber music, opera, ballet, band, orchestra, jazz, choir, teaching, examining. Includes Conservatorium of Music, navy bandsman (WW2, HMAS Australia, etc.), Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Rockdale Opera, King's School in Parramatta. ISBN: 0646404881. Our Book No: 16330. $40 AUD.

25. Atherton, Michael (2018). A Coveted Possession: The Rise and Fall of the Piano in Australia. Melbourne, Carlton: La Trobe University Press / Black Inc. 254 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, black & white & sepia (brown tinted) photos, colour photos, minimal edgewear. About the cultural history of the piano in Australia. The book charts the piano's fascinating adventures across Australia - on the Goldfields, at the frontlines of war, in the manufacturing hubs of the Federation era, and in the hands of the makers, entrepreneurs, teachers and virtuosos of the 20th history. The piano was central to family and community life before electricity brought the gramophone, radio and television, and before present day technology took over. ISBN: 9781863959919. Our Book No: 40323. $26 AUD.

26. Barclay, John; Barclay, Zach (illustrator) (1999). The Rambling Poet. Sydney, Allambie Heights: John Barclay. 90 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, bottom edge lightly marked, covers lightly foxed, covers little rubbed & scratched, cover corner tips marked (colour pen), autograph (author's written name). This book was written by an Australian teacher with a wide range range of teaching experience. He now presents his poetry readings and performances to both adults and children, visiting service clubs as guest speaker, and schools where students enjoy his unique performing style. ISBN: 0646380753. Our Book No: 27786. $15 AUD.

27. Baring, Maurice (1932). Lost Lectures, or the Fruits of Experience (Copyright ed) [Tauchnitz Edition: Collection of British and American Authors]. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz. 288 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date. Essays by the English dramatist, novelist and man of letters. Three of the four essays are imaginary lectures, that is, papers read only to the Newman Society at Oxford, and the other (on Gilbert and Sullivan) was a real lecture delivered in London. (No 5047 in this series. Written name of Australian actor Barry Humphries.) SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12634. $10 AUD.

28. Barnes, Jimmy (2020). Killing Time: Short Stories from the Long Road Home (1st ed). Sydney: Harper / HarperCollins. 411 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, corners covers minimally bumped. The popular Australian singer, Jimmy Barnes, discusses what happened in between the down time before gigs or during recording sessions, while travelling in remote places, hanging out with other musicians, or just quietly going about day-to-day life. Little things that took place along the way, on the long road home. ISBN: 9782460759486. Our Book No: 30895. $35 AUD.

29. Bates, Vanessa (et. al.) (2009). Short Circuit: 14 Short Plays for the Stage [Griffin Theatre Company - Celebrating 30 Years]. Sydney: Currency Press. 122 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. ISBN: 9780868198668. Our Book No: 14483. $15 AUD.

30. Bay, Mel (1958). Fun With the Guitar. Kirkwood, MO: Mel Bay Publications. 40 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, stapled, few small black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Sheet music for 23 song with melody, lyrics and chords. Plus illustrated instructions how to hold and use the guitar. Sticker: "Supplied by Clifford Essex Music Co. Ltd, London". Our Book No: 16774. $10 AUD.

31. Beck, Deborah (2011). Set in Stone: The Cell Block Theatre. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 234 pp. Paperback small quarto, thick stiffened covers, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, colour illustrations, illustrated endpapers, slight bump base spine, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of how a derelict wing of Darlinghurst Gaol became the Cell Block Theatre, the hub of Australia's avant-garde music, theatre and dance scene in the 1960s and '70s. This Gaol was once home to Sydney's most notorious female criminals. Early performances were from artists such as John Bell, Yvonne Kenny, Peter Sculthorpe, David Malouf, Jim Sharman and Nick Cave. This very special book is the first book to look at this iconic cultural site and the ground-breaking works that came from its rough sandstone walls. The archival photos throughout the book and colour adverts on the endpapers help to tell this fascinating story. ISBN: 9781742232614. Our Book No: 29229. $30 AUD.

32. Bell, John (2002). The Time of My Life (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 288 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear jacket (tiny dent & puncture), faint foxing top edge. In this memoir, the author writes about his humble upbringing, and a rich varied life. He shares the highs and lows of his four decades in theatre and media. There are 32 pages of photos to bind this fascinating autobiography together. This is a wonderful gift for anyone interested in Australian theatre. ISBN: 1865086401. Our Book No: 28228. $20 AUD.

33. Beresford Fowler, J.; Hayles, Vernon (drawings) (1962). Stars in My Backyard: A Survey of the Australian Stage. Ilfracombe, Devon: Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor rubbing bottom edge, edges & few pages lightly foxed, black texta name front pastedown, lightly foxed jacket (minor annotation rear flap), pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). (Estimated date, 1962, Trove catalogue.) A history of the Australian stage. Our Book No: 25499. $25 AUD.

34. Birkin, Andrew (2003). J. M. Barrie and the Lost Boys (The Real Story Behind Peter Pan) (Updated ed). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 324 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, owner's sticker, cover photo differs from stock photo. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . J. M. Barrie, novelist, playwright, and author of Peter Pan, led a life as magical as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew obsessively close to the five young boys of the Davies family, becoming their guardian when they were orphaned. Draws extensively on a vast range of notebooks, memoirs, and recorded interviews with the Davies family. Originally published in 1979, this illustrated reissue has a new preface to mark the release of "Neverland", the film of Barrie's life, and the upcoming centenary of "Peter Pan". ISBN: 0300098227. Our Book No: 13240. $25 AUD.

35. Blainey, Ann (2008). I Am Melba (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 386 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, rear cover & last few pages corner tips little creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of an Australian girl who defied convention and became the most famous singer of her era. This biography has been enhanced by new research by the author and tells the story of Melba's remarkable career. ISBN: 9781863951838. Our Book No: 27102. $15 AUD.

36. Bleby, Elizabeth (2001). Their Sound has Gone Forth: A History of Change Ringing in Australia and New Zealand to 2001 (Revised ed) [Bell Ringing]. Adelaide, Millswood: Australian and New Zealand Association of Bell Ringers. 223 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear, errata page tipped in. Elizabeth Bleby provides a history of bell ringing in Australia and New Zealand, including a description of each location of the bells, being mainly churches. Revised edition. Originally published in 1988 to celebrate the Bicentenary, this expanded edition celebrates the Centenary of Federation. . ISBN: 0957873603. Our Book No: 17470. $80 AUD.

37. Blix, Stina Bergman (2010). Rehearsing Emotions: The Process of Creating a Role for the Stage [Stockholm Studies in Sociology: New Series]. Stockholm: Stockholm University. 237 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Based on a PhD thesis in sociology. Starts with the dramaturgical metaphor of the world as a stage. The research question is how stage actors actually work with their roles, in particular how they work with emotions, and how it affects their private emotions. Based on participant observation and interviews with actors during rehearsals for two productions at a large theatre in Sweden. Loosely inserted: abstract page for thesis. ISBN: 9789186071417. Our Book No: 15713. $30 AUD.

38. Blundell, Graeme (1997). Australian Theatre: Backstage with Graeme Blundell (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press. 250 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear & rubbing. The Australian actor selects 300 anecdotes about Australian theatre, from its origins in the 1790s, to the more celebrated age of John Bell, Bryan Brown, Wendy Harmer, and Barry Humphries. The anecdotes are all drawn from public sources, including newspapers and published biographies., and include all the great figures of the Australian theatre. ISBN: 019553767X. Our Book No: 9085. $15 AUD.

39. Bonn, Franz (1978). The Children's Theatre: A Reproduction of the Antique Pop-up Book (Reproduced ed). London / New York: Kestrel Books / Viking Press. 4 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour pop-up drawings, corners bumped, tiny scuff front cover, spine & bottom edge covers lightly faded, spine little slack (no loose pages), spine little creased. This book, originally published in 1878, by J. F. Schreiber of Esslingen, Germany, contains four scenes on stage: one from Little Red Riding Hood, one from Hansel and Gretel, one showing the nativity scene, and the final one with a family around the tree on Christmas Eve. All four pictures have all their parts in place which is unusual for a pop-up book. A charming children's picture book that can be acted out with family and friends. ISBN: 0722655363. Our Book No: 29662. $16 AUD.

40. Bottomley, Gordon (1922). King Lear's Wife. The Crier by Night. The Riding to Lith. End Midsummer Eve. Laodice and Danae. Plays by Gordon Bottomley. London: Constable & Company. 211 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good plus condition, green leatherette cover (gilt pattern), browned spine (raised bands, gilt lettering), top edge gilt, pages lightly toned as usual, internally excellent. Spine title: King Lears Wife & Other Tales. Our Book No: 3415. $20 AUD.

41. Bovell, Andrew (2001). Lantana: Original Screenplay Based on His Play Speaking in Tongues [Currency Screenplays]. Sydney: Currency Press. 97 pp. Paperback tall trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), covers little rubbed, minor edgewear. This play is about modern Australian society, and the emphasis put on the overwhelming need for trust in modern life, and the consequences of living without it. Based on the authors award-winning play "Speaking in Tongues". ISBN: 0868196592. Our Book No: 28555. $15 AUD.

42. Bradley, Kevin (editor) (2006). John Meredith, a Tribute: Folklore Collector, Photographer, Writer, Performer. Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 62 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white photos (mostly full-page), minor edgewear corners, faint foxing title page. This book is the story of John Meredith who was born in 1920 and died in 2001. During his active life he was a folklore collector, developed an interest in photography, wrote several books (many about folk music), and became involved in the folk music scene. He came from a rural working class background. He was known to be a giving person and tended to make friends easily. ISBN: 0642276366. Our Book No: 30505. $20 AUD.

43. Brandon, John G. (1934). The Silent House (The Book of the Famous Play by John G. Brandon and George Picket) (5th printing ed). London: Cassell & Company. 310 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, orange boards, black border front cover, black title spine, endpapers & title page lightly foxed, light toning pages, light foxing pages, spine ends little worn, boards little rubbed (mainly bottom edge), cover corners little bumped, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamps inside covers), front & inner hinge slightly split (pages firm). Fifth edition. This mystery thriller is set in Britain. One of the main characters is Doctor Chan-Fu, of the Red House, Barnes. Based on the famous play by John Brandon and George Picket. Written by Australian author born in 1879, and moved to England after 1923. He died in 1941. He wrote over 120 crime novels. (Originally published, 1928. This is the 5th edition, actually 5th printing, 1934.). Our Book No: 40539. $35 AUD.

44. Brocklehurst, Peter (2004). Finding My Voice: The Peter Brocklehurst Story (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 231 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The well-known Australian vocalist writes about his life. ISBN: 1741143446. Our Book No: 24673. $12 AUD.

45. Brown, Bob; Johnson, Wally; Wood, Ben (illustrator) (2012). Give Me a Home Among the Gum Trees (New ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic Australia. 21 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, stapled, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. Children's picture book about a classic Australian song, which will suit all ages. Words by Bob Brown, the noted environmentalist and leader of the Greens Party. Give me a home among the gum trees, with lots of plum trees, a sheep or two, a kangaroo. Ben Wood's warm and funny illustrations bring this classic Aussie song to life. ISBN: 9781862919853. Our Book No: 29927. $20 AUD.

46. Buchanan, Jo (2004). Wings of Madness: A Mother's Journey. Sydney: New Holland. 176 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, covers little scratched, minor edgewear. Logie winner Miles Buchanan at age 23 was at the peak of his career in TV and theatre, but he actually was in the grip of severe depression and addiction. His mother Jo Buchanan describes her quest to find answers and ultimate triumph. The true story of a brave family. ISBN: 1741101786. Our Book No: 16617. $20 AUD.

47. Buckley, Martin J.; Campbell, Major-General I. (foreword); MacDonald, H. (president) (1986). Scarlet and Tartan: The Story of the Regiments and Regimental Bands of the NSW Scottish Rifles 1885 (Volunteers), the 30th Battalion (NSW Scottish Regiment), "A" Company and Pipes and Drums, 17th Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment (Commemorative ed). Sydney: Red Hackle Association. 300 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), quarter bound red leather with gilt edges, green & black tartan cloth cover, three affixed metal insignias on front cover, black & white text-photos, colour photos, illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket, light foxing endpapers, minor spotted foxing last page, few lights marks flyleaf & title page. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The scarce commemorative edition (no 53 of a limited edition of 101 copies, Major General G. L. Maitland's copy.) This wonderful regimental history of the NSW Scottish Rifles has a certificate of authenticity signed by Harold E. MacDonald, president, Red Hackle Association, loosely inserted, which states that this copy belongs to Maitland. This book was launched by The Right Honourable The Earl of Lauderdale, Traditional Bearer of St. Andrews Cross and Chief of Clan Maitland, at a parade held at Hyde Park Barracks on 23rd November 1986 (the original barracks of the Scottish Rifles, 100 years ago). ISBN: 1862527547. Our Book No: 40142. $180 AUD.

48. Bunday, Helen (2007). From Farmer to Fiddler: The Story of Donald Hazelwood, Concertmaster Emeritus (1st ed) [Eminent Musicians of Australia]. Sydney, Terrey Hills: Bowerbird Press. 233 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear corners, old price marks. The story of a remarkable musician's life. Hazelwood overcame many obstacles to reach the peak of his profession. He was concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) for 33 years, and he became one of Australia's best-known and respected musicians. His story ranges from a vivid picture of rural life in Australia in the early decades of the last century, to his encounters with famous conductors such as Goossens and de Waart. Also covers the creation of the Sydney Opera House. ISBN: 9780957779044. Our Book No: 23361. $40 AUD.

49. Burdon, Eric; Marshall Craig, J. (with) (2003). Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood. Melbourne, Rowville: Five Mile Press. 335 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white photos (including frontispiece), edges & pages lightly toned, bonus CD MISSING, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear top of spine, base spine lightly bumped & creased). The English-born singer came to fame with the legendary rock band "Animals" in the Swinging Sixties. In this autobiography he writes about his journey since the making of the song that would make this rock group famous. ISBN: 1741240514. Our Book No: 27001. $20 AUD.

50. Burnand, F. C.; Sullivan, Arthur S. (1955). Cox and Box or Long-lost Brothers: Triumviretta in One Act: Adapted to the Lyric Stage from J. Maddison Morton's Farce (Savoy ed) [Boosey & Co's Savoy Edition of Cox and Box: Plate H.10416]. London: Boosey & Co. / Boosey & Hawkes. 58 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, edges & title page lightly foxed, minor edgewear, rubber stamps. Sheet music for this comic opera. The Savoy edition is a heavily cut version often used as a curtain raiser to other operas. (Paling's price sticker: 4/9. No date, but 1955, Trove.). Our Book No: 17309. $30 AUD.

51. Butler, Michael (editor) (1980). The Choir of St. Paul's. Bedford, UK: Printed by Newnorth-Burt Ltd. 16 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, thin card covers, stapled, colour photos, few marks inside front cover, small scuff rear cover, minor edgewear corner tips. This pamphlet is the first popular profile of a great Cathedral choir, its musicians, and its heritage. There are two photos inside the rear cover of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and on page 8 and the rear cover one of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in the Cathedral on their wedding day. (No date, about 1980.). Our Book No: 40787. $15 AUD.

52. Campbell, Bob (2013). Giants Leap: An Activist Folksinger's Memoir. City Not Stated: Bob Campbell. 264 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, light crease cover joins to spine, minor edgewear corners. This personal autobiography tells the story of Fiddler Bob. He is a veteran of the Australian folk music scene, a singer, musician, writer, poet, teacher and story teller. The story is also a record of the social history, music and folklore of a dedicated group of Australians who helped make society aware of social, cultural and environmental problems. ISBN: 9781483680033. Our Book No: 29141. $20 AUD.

53. Campbell, Michael (editor); Blanchett, Cate (foreword) (2010). Keith Bain on Movement (1st ed). Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency House. 304 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, minimal edgewear jacket, ribbon bookmark. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . About the first dancer, actor and choreographer in Australia to create a comprehensive discipline in the study of movement for performance. He influenced Australia's actors and dancers for stage and screen for over 50 years. Full of examples of the gentle wisdom he used in his teaching. This very special book has been compiled with the help of former students who want to preserve for future artists the transformative teaching on which they founded their success. This exclusive edition, illustrated by many of his most famous students, is prefaced by his autobiography: the man from Wauchope who became a teacher to the world. ISBN: 9780980798227. Our Book No: 27892. $40 AUD.

54. Chappell (1963). Hit Parade Songster No. 15. Sydney: Chappell & Co. / Shipping Newspapers (Printer). 36 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staple slightly rusted), spine scuffed, pages little toned, some edgeweat corner tips. The words to popular songs of the 60s. Words only without music. Some of the songs are: Crying in the Chapel, Pride, Chim Chim Cher-ee, I'll Never Find Another You, Cast Your Fate to the Wind, Ringo, Walk Tall, Mountain of Love, A Spoonful of Sugar. (No date, but copyright 1963 on most songs.) Our Book No: 40749. $10 AUD.

55. Chappell (1965). Hit Parade Songster No. 16. Sydney: Chappell & Co. / Shipping Newspapers (Printer). 36 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staple slightly rusted), pages lightly toned, minor spinewear & edgewear. The words to popular songs of the 1960s. Words only without music. Some of the songs (some from The Seekers) are: A World of Our Own, The Carnival is Over, Barbara Ann, Where Does Love Go, Some Sunday Morning, We Shall Not Be Moved, My Girl Sloopy (Hang On Sloopy). (1 of 2 available copies. Price: 15c, 1/6. No date, but copyright 1965 on most songs.). Our Book No: 40750. $10 AUD.

56. Charters, Samuel (1982). The Roots of the Blues: An African Search. London: Quartet Books. 151 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, minor edgewear corners & spine. This book begun as a search to discover the origins of blue's music, which has had such an influence on our culture and society. It became much more than that: it is a musical exploration and a travelogue of Samuel Charter's journey through West Africa. ISBN: 070433416X. Our Book No: 23860. $16 AUD.

57. Clark, John; Croker, Leanne (editor) (2003). NIDA (1st ed). Sydney, Bondi Junction: Focus Publishing. 144 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, colour photos, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This book is a celebration of all the students, graduates and teachers who have helped to make this Sydney-based acting school the special place it is. The book has many photos and drawings of actors that are well-known in Australia and overseas. (By Clark, director of NIDA, edited by Croker.). ISBN: 1875359958. Our Book No: 25259. $25 AUD.

58. Clinton-Baddeley, V. C. (1963). Some Pantomime Pedigrees (1st ed). London: Society for Theatre Research. 37 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, crease bottom edge some pages, staples slightly rusted, light foxing covers & inside covers, light foxing edges, creases along spine, crease bottom edge front cover, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is an investigation into the pedigrees of some pantomime characters. The author has used as a basis of this pamphlet the articles which he wrote in 1960 and 1961 to mark the centenaries of Buttons and Twanky. Those articles have helped in this further inquiry in Pantomime Pedigrees. Our Book No: 40728. $15 AUD.

59. Cole, E. W. (1910). Cole's Treasury of Song: A Collection of the Most Popular Songs [Old and New]. Melbourne / Sydney / Adelaide: E. W. Cole. 384 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, green cloth cover (little flecked), pages toned, tide marks (water damage now dry) rear cover (bubbling rear pastedown), some foxing endpapers & edges (minimally internally), some edgewear, rubber bookshop stamp. A collection of the words of popular songs in the early 1900s. Index to first lines and titles at the front. (Estimated date, about 1910, NLA catalogue. Green, blue and red cloth covers known for this book. Rubber stamp of Basement Book Co, George Street, Sydney.). Our Book No: 17478. $50 AUD.

60. Colker, Deborah (2009). Cirque du Soleil Souvenir Program: Ovo. [Montreal]: Cirque Du Soleil. Unnum pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. (Estimated date, 2009.) OVO is a circus performance being a non-stop riot of energy and movement. It is about a day in the life of insects who work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love. OVO is a mysterious egg that appears in the insects midst. It is also the story of a gawky, quirky insect who arrives in this bustling community and a beautiful ladybug who catches his eye. The crickets, dragonflies and other creatures are larger-than-life and bring the amazing drama of OVO to life. OVO was created and directed by Deborah Colker, and premiered in Montreal, Canada, in 2009. Our Book No: 28677. $20 AUD.

61. Committee, Centenary Celebrations (1928). Western Australia Centenary 1929 Celebrations: A Golden Land of Golden Opportunities. Perth: Fred Wm Simpson, Government Printer. 16 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, colour cover, internal faint single-colour background drawings, staples rusted, minimal annotation & faint rubber stamp front cover. The is little pamphlet promotes the benefits of investing in Western Australia as it celebrates its centenary. (Estimated date, 1928, printers code.). Our Book No: 17528. $60 AUD.

62. Committee, Doubly Gifted (1993-2009). Doubly Gifted: Annual Jazz Art Happening (8 issues). Sydney: Waverley Library. Each: 12 pp. Each issue: Stapled pamphlet, quarto format, very good condition, card cover, staples lightly rusted, minor edgewear. An incomplete set of 8 issues of the exhibition catalogue for the Annual Jazz Art Happening, being an exhibition of paintings, ceramics and sculpture by jazz musicians, including Graeme Bell, held at Waverley Library (in Sydney's eastern suburbs) in September each year. Consists of: 2nd (1993), 3rd (1994), 5th (1996), 6th (1997), 7th (1998), 8th (1998), 13th (2004) and 18th (2009) issues. Our Book No: 15538. $30 AUD.

63. Committee, Sports and Entertainments; Hocken, Captain A. (1960). Program: The Rangihahas in South Terrific (with Apologies). City Not Stated: R.M.S. Rangitata (Captain A. Hocken). 4 pp. Ephemera trade, folded card, very good condition, light toning, light mark rear cover, creases along fold, minor edgewear. Programme for a concert performed by The Rangihahas troupe on the R.M.S. Rangitata on Monday, 21st. March, 1960. Our Book No: 40106. $10 AUD.

64. Company, Sydney University (1918). Sydney University Company A.I.F. (Reinforcements) Song Book 1918 (1st ed). Sydney: Sydney and Melbourne Publishing Co., Ltd. 114 pp. Paperback very small square (13cm), good condition, thin card covers (university logo front cover), concealed staples, base spine slightly chipped (tiny tear top), spine edges little rubbed, minor foxing title page, light foxing covers, minor foxing edges, small mark top edge, pinhead dent last two pages & rear cover, small mark rear cover, minor edgewear. From the preface: This little book has been compiled for members of Sydney University on active service in the Great War [WW1], and in particular for the Sydney University Company. The words and music of nearly all the older songs are from the Australasian Students Song Book. Some songs are of a later date including a number written specially for the company. SCARCE. Our Book No: 40627. $40 AUD.

65. Concone, J. (Giuseppe); Marchesi, Madame M. (Mathilde) (1926). 15 Vocalises: Op. 12: Lessons and Vocalises: Alto or Contralto [Augener's Edition No. 6792B: Plate 9962]. London: Augener Ltd. 44 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, spine little torn repaired, cover lightly foxed, pages little toned, rubber price stamp. (Copyright date, 1926, WorldCat.) Sheet music. Our Book No: 13932. $12 AUD.

66. Connolly, Robert; Perlman, Elliot (2005). Three Dollars: Screenplay Based on the Novel by Elliot Perlman [Currency Screenplays]. Sydney: Currency Press. 108 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, tiny mark fore-edge last few pages & rear cover, minor edgewear. Adapted from the celebrated novel by Elliot Perlman, the screenplay is published here with an essay by the author of the novel. There are a selection of stills from the film. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0868197696. Our Book No: 22708. $10 AUD.

67. Cooke, Anne; Birkl, Joanne (with) (1996). Going to the Show? Images and Memories of Sydney's Royal Easter Show. Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of NSW / Royal Agricultural Society of NSW. 80 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos. Anne Cooke describes The Royal Easter Show in Sydney that has attracted millions of visitors since its inception in 1823, and held at Sydney Showgrounds Moore Park (until the recent move to Homebush). Covers posters & advertising, historical development, entertainment in the arena, the sideshows, the country comes to town, the woodchop, the district exhibits, arts and crafts exhibitions, industrial & commercial exhibitions, and the past and the future. ISBN: 0949753602. Our Book No: 3688. $28 AUD.

68. Cooke, Greville (1928). The Theory of Music [Benn's Sixpenny Library]. London: Ernest Benn. 80 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, shop sticker front cover. Introductory text on music, including chapters on acoustics, scales, tonality, musical notation, rhythm, form. Our Book No: 6826. $10 AUD.

69. Coulthard, Dale (editor) (1988). Australia's Heritage in Song. Moorooka, QLD: Music Store Books. 142 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, music scores. A strong collection of significant Australian songs, from the First Fleet to the present. Each song was chosen for its relevance to Australia's unique history and culture. Each includes a brief history, and sheet music for piano, organ, guitar and recorder. Includes Waltzing Matilda, Old Man Emu, Click Go the Shears, Home Among the Gumtrees, Our Don Bradman, The Carnival is Over (the Seekers), Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, Shaddup Your Face, C'mon Aussie C'Mon. ISBN: 0731647505. Our Book No: 13073. $25 AUD.

70. Coustas, Mary (2013). All I Know: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Life (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 202 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The Australian actress, comedian and TV personality reveals her life (famous for the Greek-Australian character "Effie"), including meeting George, the love of her life. The story begins with a colourful childhood in Collingwood and Doncaster, Victoria, and ending in Bondi, Sydney. There is heartbreak as she recounts the deaths of her father, grandmother and her daughter Stevie. But ultimately, it is an enriching and uplifting celebration of the magic of life, and making the best you can from the things that happen along the way. ISBN: 9781743315651. Our Book No: 29539. $16 AUD.

71. Cracknell, Ruth (2000). Journey from Venice: A Memoir (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 270 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket (tiny scuff top spine). The well-known Australian actress writes about the holiday to Venice with her husband Eric. Eric became ill and later died in Venice. This is a confronting and yet deeply comforting book that acknowledges the miracle of unconditional love. ISBN: 0670886149. Our Book No: 28481. $15 AUD.

72. Crane, Walter (1980). Flower's from Shakespeare's Garden: A Posy from the Plays, Pictured by Walter Crane. London: Cassell Ltd. 40 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, silver drawing front board, colour drawings, bottom edge & spine ends rubbed, minor edgewear jacket (lightly faded). This book was first published in 1906, and this classic reissue is as charming as it was then. One of a series of 'flower fantasies' produced by Crane towards the end of his life, it combines the originality of his earlier illustrative work with haunting fragments of quotations from Shakespeare. ISBN: 0289709105. Our Book No: 29653. $15 AUD.

73. Crystal, Billy (2013). Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell are My Keys? (1st ed). New York: Henry Holt & Company. 272 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, top spine jacket little creased, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). Autobiography of popular American comedian and film star. He looks back at the most powerful and memorable moments of his life and gives a road map to the challenges that come with ageing. ISBN: 9780805098204. Our Book No: 27793. $15 AUD.

74. Cuellar, Carol; Williams, John (musician) (2001). Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Selected Themes from the Motion Picture: Piano Solos (1st ed). Miami, FL: Warner Bros Publications. 46 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, full-page colour photos, two black & white photos at end of book, music scores, spine little creased, corner tips covers little scuffed, top of spine slightly bumped, minor creasing covers, few tiny dents front cover, covers little rubbed & scratched. The themes in this book have been taken from the movie of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The music scores (sheet music) include Diagon Alley, Fluffy's Harp, Harry's Wondrous World, Hedwig's Theme, Nimbus 2000, and Voldemort. A wonderful book to add to a Harry Potter collection. ISBN: 0757991300. Our Book No: 30091. $18 AUD.

75. Cunard; Watt, J. B. (captain) (1905). Cunard Royal Mail Steamship Lucania: Programme of Entertainment in Aid of Seaman's Charities at Liverpool and New York. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 4 pp. Ephemera tall trade, folded card, good condition, serrated edges, three single colour illustrations, light toning & foxing, tiny piece missing bottom edge front cover, tiny pin hole bottom edge rear page, minor edgewear. This program of entertainment in aid of seamen charities is dated Thursday, April 27th, 1905 at 8.30 p.m. There is a story of The Liverpool Seaman's Orphan Institution on the page opposite the program. Our Book No: 40059. $20 AUD.

76. Daniels, Paul Raimond (2013). Nietzsche and the Birth of Tragedy (1st ed). Durham: Acumen Publishing. 240 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. An analysis of the meaning of Greek tragedy (Ancient Greek theatre) by the German philosopher Nietzsche. A clear account of the text and its philosophical, literary and historical influences. Each chapter examines part of the text, explaining the ideas presented and assessing relevant points of interpretation. The book will interest readers in philosophy, literary studies and classics. ISBN: 9781844652433. Our Book No: 29455. $30 AUD.

77. Davis, Judy (2003). Fear: The Politics of Submission in Australian History [Fourth Annual Manning Clark Lecture]. Canberra: Manning Clark House. 16 pp. Paperback large quarto, fair condition (reading copy), stapled card cover, bottom corners creased covers & some pages. The Fourth Annual Manning Clark Lecture by Judy Davis, the acclaimed Australian actress. In the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks, she provides a passionate defence of multicultural Australia, and deplores the current American-lead War on Terror, and compares it to attacks on foreigners in early colonial Australia. Our Book No: 9999. $10 AUD.

78. Davis, Jack (editor); Hodge, Bob (editor) (1985). Aboriginal Writing Today: Papers from the First National Conference of Aboriginal Writers Held in Perth, Western Australia, in 1983 [AIAS New Series]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS). 112 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine lightly faded, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This conference provides a fascinating look at Aboriginal writing from the beginning as an oral tradition through its exciting contemporary voice to the strong promise of its future. Faith Bandler describes how she researched her novels. Catherine Berndt offers a sensitive analysis of oral literature. Gerry Bostock describes the early days of Aboriginal theatre. Jack Davis overviews Aboriginal writing today, and Kevin Gilbert discusses the policies Aboriginal writers have adopted and offers some provocative suggestions for future policies. Colin Johnson talks about the problems of trying to handle Aboriginal themes within white forms, Cliff Watego provides an analysis of Kath Walker's poetry. Finally, Bruce McGuiness and Denis Walker combine two formidable talents to talk about the politics of Aboriginal literature. (No 56 in this series.). ISBN: 0855751592. Our Book No: 30324. $15 AUD.

79. Dawe, Margery (1949). The New Road to Theory of Music: Book II [Plate: 15652]. London: J. B. Cramer. 44 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, stapled pamphlet, card cover, very good condition, large sticker front cover (scuff mark). (Estimated date, 1947 or 1949, WorldCat - but possible later reprint.) Contains 125 musical exercises (sheet music), that together with Book I, cover all the rudiments of musical notation, including compound time, all the keys and scales, intervals, triads, the three clefs, simple ornaments, and musical terms and signs. Australian distributor: Allans Music, Melbourne. Our Book No: 13931. $10 AUD.

80. Dayton, Tian (1990). Drama Games: Techniques for Self-development. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications. 205 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear & creasing covers. This self-help book is designed to assist you to get in touch with and express buried feelings in a safe and structured (dramatic) way, and to offer training in the ability to be creative and spontaneous. ISBN: 155874021X. Our Book No: 25530. $10 AUD.

81. De Rossi, Portia (2010). Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain (1st ed). Melbourne: Hardie Grant. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, few black & white photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The author describes her battle with anorexia. This well written book will inspire hope. Written by Australian-born actress best known for her role in the US Television series "Ally McBeal". ISBN: 9781740669399. Our Book No: 26718. $14 AUD.

82. Diamond, Neil; Okun, Milton (arranger, editor) (1981). The Jazz Singer. Greenwich, CT: Cherry Lane Music Co. 72 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover, tissue endpapers, colour photos frontispiece, spine creased (base little torn), some edgewear. Sheet music for 16 of his popular songs: America - You baby - Adon olom - Love on the rocks - Amazed and confused - Summerlove - On the Robert E. Lee - Hello again - Songs of life - Hey Louise - Acapulco - Kol nidre - Hine mah tov - Havah nagilah - Shabbat shalom - Jerusalem. At the front: a short illustrated story of the film "The Jazz Singer", starring Neil Diamond and Laurence Olivier. ISBN: 0895241307. Our Book No: 17144. $20 AUD.

83. Dore, L. M. (1945). The Magic Flute [An Uncle Lee Book]. [Sydney, Glebe]: L. M. Dore. 12 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, stapled, full-page colour drawings, top corners creased, bottom corner tip front cover missing, staples rusted, spine loose (but repaired transparent archival tape), tape mark at join last page & rear cover, minor edgewear. A charming children's story about a funny old man named Tammy O'Shay who played a golden flute. A very poor boy named Tommy Dunn wanted to find out where the music came from. The large colourful drawings and easy-to-read poems will appeal to any age (or adults who remember these books from childhood days). (Self-published. No date, but 1940s. Unnumbered pages including covers.). Our Book No: 40816. $40 AUD.

84. Doyle, John W. (1948). Adam: A Play: Translated from the Anglo-Norman. Sydney: Shakespeare Head Press. 77 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white plates, few tiny edge tears jacket (lightly marked), tiny bump top corner cover. This is the first English-language version of "Adam", the greatest surviving medieval (Anglo-Norman) vernacular play (12th-century). The present translation by John Doyle has been made from Professor Studer's edition of the unique manuscript in the Tours Municipal Library, London. Our Book No: 23980. $10 AUD.

85. Drew, Philip (2001). The Masterpiece: Jorn Utzon, a Secret Life (New ed). Melbourne, South Yarra: Hardie Grant. 574 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white drawings, cover corners little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, small sticker mark flyleaf. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . 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. $30 AUD.

86. Dryden, John; I.S., Shapcott Press (1964). A Song for St. Cecilia's Day (22nd. November, 1687) in Seven Stanzas. Brisbane: Shapcott Press. 4 pp. Paperback tall trade, good condition, folded pamphlet, single black & white vignette, spine ends creased, few foxed spots pages, light foxing at fold, top corners creased, minor edgewear. A poem by John Dryden, originally written in 1687. This ode was written to celebrate St. Cecilia (the patron saint of music), and argues that the heavens (God) lent order and harmony to the jarring chaotic universe of nature. This pamphlet was printed at the University of Queensland for the University & for A.C.C., by I.S. at the Shapcott Press. (Four pages, including covers.). Our Book No: 40804. $15 AUD.

87. Durrant, Lawrence (1997). Hayes Gordon: The Man and His Dream (1st ed). Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 254 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear). The author tells the story of a Boston shoeshine boy who settled in Australia and was awarded an OBE. A chemist who became a Broadway star, and turned his attention to acting and went on to found Sydney's Ensemble Theatre. First edition stated. ISBN: 0868066370. Our Book No: 25452. $20 AUD.

88. Dusty, Slim; McKean, Joy (2005). Slim Dusty: Another Day, Another Town (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 381 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, crease fore-edge first few pages, spine little creased, minor edgewear. Revised edition. The life of Australia's legendary country music performer, Slim Dusty and his wife Joy McKean. Includes a discography of albums. This book is a warm and honest autobiography of their life together. ISBN: 1405035552. Our Book No: 25356. $18 AUD.

89. Elliott, John; Dusty, Slim (2002). On the Road with Slim (1st ed) [Slim Dusty]. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 178 pp. Paperback large quarto, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, colour & black & white photos (many full-page), light foxing inside covers & endpapers, minor edgewear. The life of Australia's best known country music performer: Slim Dusty. This superbly illustrated book has personal reminiscences from some of Slim's closest friends and colleagues, and includes rare photos from his early days. ISBN: 0733310508. Our Book No: 28743. $30 AUD.

90. Elston, Glenn; Hocking, Greg; Woods, Tim (1992). [PLAYBILL] Hair: The Tribal Love Rock Musical. Melbourne: Elston Hocking and Woods / Production Hair 1990 Ltd. 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover (stapled), black & white text-photos (some full-page), adverts, large crease top corner rear cover, minor edgewear. Playbill or souvenir brochure for this classic Pulitzer Prize winning musical, noted as starting a national tour by opening at the Footbridge Theatre, Sydney, January 1993. Staged by David Atkins, Graeme Blundell and Nigel Triffitt. Originally written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot in New York in the 1960s. Our Book No: 16705. $15 AUD.

91. Enoch, Yvonne (1978). Play the Piano: A Tutor for Adults and Late Beginners. London: Faber Music. 52 pp. Paperback folio, stapled pamphlet, card cover, very good condition, corner tips covers & few pages lightly creased, first & last pages toned, minor edgewear. Consists of sheet music for 48 illustrative short pieces interspersed with instructions hoe the read and play the music. Enoch has pioneered new approaches to piano teaching. Our Book No: 16017. $16 AUD.

92. Essex (1965). Essex Album of Hits, no. 2. Sydney: Essex Music of Australia Pty Ltd. 24 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, minor edgewear, top corner front cover & few pages slightly bent, light creasing spine, minor annotation two pages, tiny tear top edge rear cover, tiny tear base spine. Estimated date, 1965 (Music Australia catalog). The words and sheet music to various songs made famous in the late 1960s, such as Lemon Tree, Substitute, My Kind of Girl (Recorded by the late Don Lane), Red Rubber Ball, Turn Turn Turn. Our Book No: 24030. $14 AUD.

93. Essex (1969). Essex Spotlight Songster No. 3: Containing 50 Hit Songs. Sydney: Essex Music of Australia. 28 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, pages little toned as common, tiny tear fore-edge front cover, tiny piece missing edge rear cover, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark. The words to various songs made famous in the late 1960s, such as Macarthur Park, Galveston, A Boy Named Sue, and Wichita Lineman. (No date, but 1969, latest copyright date.). Our Book No: 21533. $10 AUD.

94. Evans, Christine (2015). Cloudless: A Novel in Verse (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 170 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This Australian novel is written in verse by an acclaimed playwright, about the strange and invisible ways people are drawn together and pulled apart. ISBN: 9781742587561. Our Book No: 29638. $15 AUD.

95. Evans, Peter (1993). Billie Holiday: The Songbook (Piano Vocal Guitar) (1st ed). London: Wise Publications. 80 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, spine ends & bottom edge little rubbed, few light creases covers, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. Twenty classic songs (sheet music) associated with Billie Holiday's incredible career as an American jazz musician, compiled by Peter Evans. Arranged for piano, voice and guitar, complete with lyrics and chord symbols. ISBN: 0711936153. Our Book No: 28638. $28 AUD.

96. Eyles, Allen (1996). Gaumont British Cinemas (1st ed). London: Cinema Theatre Association. 224 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, single-colour illustrations inside covers, corner tips covers & spine little creased, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. About the Gaumont cinemas in Britain. The Gaumont name was gradually replaced by that of Odeon after the two circuits merged and it disappeared in 1987. The book is well-illustrated with photos of the cinemas as well as examples of advertising and publicity, and recalls the history of the circuit as well as the foundation and often turbulent life of its parent company, the Gaumont-British Picture Corporation. Included is a detailed listing of more than 400 cinemas that were part of the Gaumont circuit, and the titles of all the films given the Gaumont circuit release from 1932 onwards. The author is a film historian. ISBN: 0851705197. Our Book No: 29198. $40 AUD.

97. Fahey, Warren (editor); Seal, Graham (editor) (2005). Old Bush Songs: The Centenary Edition of Banjo Paterson's Classic Collection (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, covers little creased, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book was first published in 1905 to preserve bush songs during a period of massive social change. In this centenary edition, two of Australia's premier folklorists have preserved the best of Paterson's collection. They have used their own work as collectors, and the work of other researchers to extend the collection in this book. ISBN: 0733315917. Our Book No: 29181. $20 AUD.

98. Ferrier, Susanne (1985). Lola: A Doubtful Documentary of Her Doings at the Diggings. Sydney: William Collins. Unnum pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor foxing title page, minor edgewear. A rollicking children's picture story built around the notorious visit to Australia by dancer Lola Montez (1818 - 1861). She has an Irish-born dancer and actress who became famous as a "Spanish dancer", courtesan, and mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. She toured Australian goldfields in 1855 and 1856 to much controversy. ISBN: 0001843281. Our Book No: 16364. $15 AUD.

99. Fewster, Angela (1982). Black Chrysanthemums. Melbourne, Montmorency: Yackandandah Playscripts. 69 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, bottom edge untrimmed & lightly foxed, minor edgewear. A play set in a fictional deserted Victorian gold mining town in the year 1860. ISBN: 0868050024. Our Book No: 12886. $15 AUD.

100. Fischer, Gerhard (editor); Narogin, Mudrooroo; Muller, Heiner (play); Behrendt, Paul (with); Syron, Brian (with) (1993). The Mudrooroo / Muller Project: A Theatrical Casebook. Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 186 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, small hole one page, tiny hole one page, minor edgewear corners. This unique project of two plays originated from an idea and a dramaturgical concept by academic Gerhard Fischer. It has fascinating insights for anyone interested in modern theatre, in cross-cultural exchange, and in Aboriginal responses to contemporary questions. This book documents the project, with accounts by Fischer, Mudrooroo and Brian Syron on its genesis and development, and with separate texts for both plays. ISBN: 0868402370. Our Book No: 30306. $30 AUD.

101. Flecker, James Elroy (1948). Hassan: The Story of Hassan of Baghdad, and How He Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand: A Play in Five Acts. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books / William Heinemann. 122 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, top corner front cover & few pages lightly creased, spine ends lightly rubbed, tiny bump base spine. The author dramatised this story, which is based upon old Turkish tales, when he was working in the Middle East in 1911. It has proved to be one of the most spectacular plays on the modern English stage, and has been broadcast with equal success. Our Book No: 23921. $10 AUD.

102. Forbes, Derek (2002). Illustrated Playbills: A Study Together With a Reprint of "A Descriptive Catalogue of Theatrical Wood Engravings" (1865). Covent Garden, London: Society for Theatre Research. 134 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, drawings (playbills), corner tips few pages creased, minor edgewear. Illustrated Playbills:, by Derek Forbes (Society for Theatre Research, 2002). Detailed study of some of the thousands of old playbills that have survived, thus contributing to our understanding of early theatrical practices. Has chapters on definitions and early examples, playbills featuring animal subjects, those featuring human subjects. Plus an introduction to the 1865 catalogue prepared by E. J. Bath, case-studies of selected plays and their illustrations. Part II is a facsimile of the Bath catalogue of theatrical wood engravings. ISBN: 0854300724. Our Book No: 15378. $20 AUD.

103. Ford, Andrew (2017). The Memory of Music (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 278 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner little creased front cover, minor edgewear. This memoir explores music's nature and purpose: what it is, why it is so important, and how it shapes our worlds. The author, composer and broadcaster shares his vivid musical experiences - good, bad and sometimes funny that have shaped his life. His childhood obsession was the Beatles, and then Beethoven, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Stockhausen and Birtwistle. He writes about his work as a composer, choral conductor, concert promoter, critic, university teacher and radio presenter. ISBN: 9781863959490. Our Book No: 29867. $25 AUD.

104. Forrest, David (editor) (2010). Journeying: Reflections on Doctoral Studies by Australian Music Educators [ASME Monographs]. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 281 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner front cover little creased, tiny dent front cover, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. Presents accounts and reflections by a range of music educators on the experience of undertaking doctoral studies in music education. The individual considerations are significant in that they assist current and potential candidates to appreciate what they are going through - although seemingly unique has been experienced by others. In this sense, no-one takes the journey alone. (No 9 in this series.). ISBN: 9781921509759. Our Book No: 30328. $40 AUD.

105. Freeman, Arthur; Freeman, Janet Ing (2004). John Payne Collier: Scholarship and Forgery in the Nineteenth Century (2 volumes). New Haven: Yale University Press. 1532 pp. Hardback large quarto, red cloth cover, very good plus condition, black & white photos. Two volumes in matching slipcase. Very heavy (2.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. John Payne Collier (1789 - 1883), one of the most controversial figures in the history of literary scholarship, pursued a double career. A prolific and highly influential writer on the drama, poetry, and popular prose of Shakespeare's age, he was at the same time the creator of a large body of forgeries and false evidence, seriously affecting the text and biography of Shakespeare and many others. This monumental two-volume work addresses the whole of Collier's activity, systematically sorting out his genuine achievements from his impostures. The authors also survey the broader history of literary forgery in Great Britain and consider why so talented a man not only yielded to its temptations but also persisted in it throughout his life. ISBN: 0300096615. Our Book No: 17324. $180 AUD.

106. French, Jacqueline; Whatley, Bruce (illustrator) (2006). Josephine Wants to Dance (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, colour drawings (few full-page), two tiny dents front cover, spine ends & cover corners little bumped, few light scratches covers, non-author written dedication title page (faint smudge opposite page). Australian children's picture story about a very special kangaroo named Josephine. The ballet comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully and Josephine learns that there is another way to dance. The large drawings bring this story to life and will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0207200750. Our Book No: 27900. $10 AUD.

107. Galloway, Steven (2009). The Cellist of Sarajevo (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 227 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor creases covers, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. This novel by Canadian writer examines survival in a time of fear and suffering (the Bosnian war), and gives a glimpse of the human spirit that war cannot crush. ISBN: 9781921520150. Our Book No: 27761. $10 AUD.

108. Garrett, Peter (2015). Big Blue Sky: A Memoir (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 448 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white photos, pages faintly toned, base spine little rubbed. First edition. The Australian musician and politician writes about his childhood growing up in the northern suburbs of Sydney. His interest is in equality and justice. From the height of the 1960s culture shock at university, to being the lead of iconic Australian band Midnight Oil, his time as an activist for the environment, to being the only unaligned Cabinet minister in two Australian Labor (ALP) governments, he has an amazing story to tell. ISBN: 9781760110413. Our Book No: 30496. $30 AUD.

109. Gechtman, Neal Z. (1997). The History of Sydney's Original Comedy Store: 15th Anniversary. Sydney: Dinadan Pty Ltd. 74 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Picture book that celebrates the 15th anniversary of this comic playhouse at which many Australian comedians first performed. Traces the life and times of the Comedy Store from its origins at Margaret Lane, off Jamison Street, in Sydney's business district, then its move to Cleveland Street, and then to the Cleveland Hotel in Petersham (Sydney inner west). ISBN: 0646344234. Our Book No: 5428. $30 AUD.

110. Gibbs, A. M. (Tony) (1983). The Art and Mind of Shaw: Essays in Criticism [George Bernard Shaw]. London: Macmillan. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), small scuff mark front free flyleaf & pastedown, minimal foxing reverse side jacket, owner's rubber stamp, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). This study presents an exploration of Shaw's dramatic art, which takes into account his masterly use of the theatre in the various 'languages' of the theatre in the creation of meaning. Eighteen of his plays are studied in depth, and some consideration is given, where appropriate, to other dramatic and non-dramatic writings of Shaw. By professor of English literature, Macquarie University. SALE PRICE. (From the library of Barry Humphries - his rubber stamp. Autograph from Tony Gibbs to Barry Humphries.). ISBN: 0333286790. Our Book No: 21924. $12 AUD.

111. Gibson, Bunny; Gauntlett, Frank; Courtenay, Bryce (introduction) (2006). Thanks a Meillon! That Australian Actor. Sydney, Neutral Bay: John Meillon Enterprises. 256 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear corners. An affectionate biography of John Meillon, one of Australia's best known actors. ISBN: 0646456571. Our Book No: 23101. $20 AUD.

112. Giles, Allen (1978). Beginning Piano: An Adult Approach. Bryn Mawr, PA: Theodore Presser. 113 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, rear cover lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Private or class instruction for college music majors, kindergarten or elementary school teachers, and recreational piano playing. Sheet music: Getting started - major scales - chords and harmony - reading the music - playing by ear. Our Book No: 15972. $15 AUD.

113. Gleeson, Libby; Greder, Armin (illustrator) (2000). The Great Bear (Reprint ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, illustrated endpapers. In this children's picture story, a circus bear is prodded and poked and made to dance so often that one day the bear has had enough. She gives a big ROAR, and climbs a pole high in the sky - she flies into space and becomes a star. Ragazzi Award 2000. Children's Book Council of Australia Shortlisted Book. ISBN: 1865040363. Our Book No: 40405. $20 AUD.

114. Glow, Hilary (2007). Power Plays: Australian Theatre and the Public Agenda (1st ed). Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency Press. 207 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. This book investigates the why and the how of some of Australia's most successful mainstream playwrights. These writers explore the cultural, political and economic life of Australia, and they write to influence public debate. ISBN: 9780868198156. Our Book No: 24777. $10 AUD.

115. Goldsworthy, Anna (2013). Welcome to Your New Life (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 220 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. From the best-selling author of Piano Lessons. When Anna Goldsworthy, pianist and perfectionist, falls pregnant with her first child, her excitement is tempered by crippling anxiety. In Welcome to Your New Life, she shares the dizzying wonder and crippling anxiety that come with creating new life. ISBN: 9781863955935. Our Book No: 17459. $10 AUD.

116. Gordon, Adam Lindsay (2004). The Poetical Works of Adam Lindsay Gordon (Facsimile ed). USA: Kessinger Publishing. 304 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, cover design differs from stock photo. The collected poetry of the famous Australian bush poet. A printed copy of a facsimile reproduction of "The Poetical Works of Adam Lindsay Gordon", Ward Lock & Co., 1913, in "The World Library" series. Contains an introduction, plus two books ("Sea Spray and Smoke Drift", "Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes") and the lyric play "Ashtaroth". ISBN: 1417910291. Our Book No: 15957. $30 AUD.

117. Graham, Trevor (1999). Mabo: Life of an Island Man (1st ed). Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency Press. 151 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few tiny stains top edge & last few pages & rear cover, minimal edgewear. This inspiring play is about Eddie Koiki Mabo and his 10-year battle with Australia and its legal system. The original screenplay and the post-production script are published together. The author describes the practical and ethical dilemmas he faced in his journey between the two. A fascinating insight into the making of one of the most successful Australian documentaries of all time. ISBN: 0868195804. Our Book No: 29960. $20 AUD.

118. Grantham, Joy (1955). Puppet Plays with a Purpose [Play Time Series]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Dominie Publications. 23 pp. Paperback thin trade, card cover, stapled, illustrated cover, good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear (heavier toning at front from enclosure), spine ends & pages little creased, minor insect damage rear cover, light wear along spine, rubber stamp, owner's written name covers. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) The content of these plays and the shortness of the individual parts make them suitable for Infants School work. The puppet plays are: Puppet Making, Thoughtfulness, Carelessness, Healthfulness, Youthfulness, Playfulness, Greediness, Cheerfulness, and Happiness. The author has spent many years teaching in Infants Schools. Our Book No: 26544. $15 AUD.

119. Grantham, Joy (1955). Special Plays for Special days [Play Time Series]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Dominie Publications. 23 pp. Paperback thin trade, card cover (little loose at base), stapled, illustrated cover, good condition, minor edgewear & edge tears, pages lightly toned, some scattered creasing, minor foxing rear cover, slightly loose at base of staple, scuff mark front cover (sticker removal), rubber stamp, owner's written name front cover. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) The content of these plays and the shortness of the individual parts make them suitable for Infants School work. The plays celebrate Mother's Day, Empire Day, Health Week, Arbor Day, Wattle Day, and a Christmas Play. The author has spent many years teaching in Infants Schools. Our Book No: 26546. $15 AUD.

120. Grantham, Joy (1955). Let's "Play" Our Fairy Tales [Play Time Series]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Dominie Publications. 30 pp. Paperback thin trade, card cover, stapled, illustrated cover, good condition, minor edgewear, lightly toned, crease top spine rubbed, staples rusted, light wear along spine, minor foxing edges, light toning rear cover, rubber stamp, owner's written name front cover. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) The content of these plays and the shortness of the individual parts make them suitable for Infants School work. The fairy tales are: The Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Little Coal Truck, The Gingerbread Boy, Chicken Licken, The Tar Baby. The author has spent many years teaching in Infants Schools. Our Book No: 26547. $15 AUD.

121. Grantham, Joy (1960). Any Time is Play Time: Six Plays for Any Time or Place [Play Time Series]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Dominie Publications. 23 pp. Paperback thin trade, card cover, stapled, illustrated cover, good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, crease base spine covers & pages, staples rusted, minor foxing rear cover, light wear along spine, top spine rubbed, minor foxing edges, rubber stamp, owner's written name front cover. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) The content of these plays and the shortness of the individual parts make them suitable for Infants School work. The plays are: The Garden Walk, The Thrill of Autumn, The Little Reindeer, The Bird's Party, Farmyard Follies, and the Dance of the Notes. The author has spent many years teaching in Infants Schools. Our Book No: 26548. $15 AUD.

122. Grantham, Joy (1965). Playettes for Seven Favourite Nursery Rhymes [Play Time Series]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Dominie Publications. 23 pp. Paperback thin trade, card cover, stapled, illustrated cover, good condition, minor edgewear, lightly toned, minor foxing rear cover & edges, staples rusted, some insect damage rear cover, light wear along spine, rubber stamp, owner's written name front cover. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) The content of these playettes and the shortness of the individual parts make them suitable for Infants School work. The Nursery Rhymes are: Simple Simon, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Three Blind Mice, Humpty Dumpty, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Little Miss Muffet, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. The author has spent many years teaching in Infants Schools. Our Book No: 26545. $15 AUD.

123. Gruen, Sara (2006). Water for Elephants (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 331 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, corners front cover little creased, minor edgewear, sticker on cover. Bestselling novel, set in the backblocks of America in the 1930s, about a circus and a very special elephant named Rosie. This is a warm, funny novel full of energy and spirit. ISBN: 1741149819. Our Book No: 30360. $18 AUD.

124. Gurr, Michael (2006). Days Like These. Melbourne, Carlton: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 284 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover lightly creased, minor edgewear, faint remainder stripe. The author, a playwright and activist, gives his personal account of a writer's evolution against the backdrop of the changing Australian nation, and his role as speechwriter for the Victorian Labor Party campaign on brought Steve Bracks to power. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0522852823. Our Book No: 22299. $10 AUD.

125. Halliday, F. E. (1963). The Life of Shakespeare. Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 298 pp. Paperback, good condition, light toning pages, minor edgewear. A biography of Shakespeare and his Elizabethan world. Our Book No: 23323. $10 AUD.

126. Hardy, Marieke (2011). You'll be Sorry When I'm Dead. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 296 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The Australian screen writer, blogger and radio broadcaster provides an amazingly honest and funny recounting of her eccentric situations and pleasures, and the unusual people in her life. Best known for her appearance on the ABC TV First Tuesday Book Club. ISBN: 9781742377261. Our Book No: 17533. $20 AUD.

127. Haskell, Janetta (2002). A Voice of My Own. Sydney, Glebe: Wild & Woolley. 335 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. A compelling and absorbing autobiography of a woman vocalist. Born in repressive South Africa, she escaped to Italy, and performed in Europe and London, and later after meeting a new husband migrated to Australia. Loosely inserted: newspaper clipping review of this book. ISBN: 0909331928. Our Book No: 23221. $15 AUD.

128. Hathorn, Libby (1992). Love Me Tender (1st stated ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 130 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colourful illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side), base spine little rubbed. A great story for young adults about a 12-year-old boy named Alan. He is living with sour Aunt Jessie at the Boomerang Milkbar and in spite of nearby Coogee Beach, life is no fun for Alan, until the juke-box and rock & roll arrive at the Boomerang. Written by respected Australian writer of young adult fiction. Illustrated endpapers are rock & roll drawings on pink background. ISBN: 0195534174. Our Book No: 27438. $15 AUD.

129. Haynes, Jim; Dusty, Slim (foreword) (1999). Memories of Weelabarabak: Stories of a Bush Town (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 203 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, slight bump top spine, inner hinge marginally split (pages firm), minor edgewear. Australian fiction - the entertainer and writer of comic country songs remembers his early life in an ideal (but imaginary) country town. ISBN: 0733306306. Our Book No: 28331. $10 AUD.

130. Hazlitt, William (Wm); Archer, William (editor); Lowe, Robert W. (Robt) (editor) (1895). Dramatic Essays. London: Walter Scott Ltd. 231 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, burgundy cloth cover, frontispiece portrait (tissue guard), top edge gilt (little marked), endpapers toned & lightly foxed, minor edgewear. These critical essays about the British theatre were originally collected and published in 1854. Here, the editors have selected the best ones, edited, with notes and an introduction. William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830), of Irish Protestant descent, was one of the best-known literary critics and essayists. Publishers catalogue at rear (8p). Our Book No: 16854. $35 AUD.

131. Heard, Rod (1987). Wild Colonial Boy: Folk Songs Down Under. Sydney, Narrabeen: Wattle Music. 47 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, minor edgewear, corner tip single page creased, owner's written name. Sheet music and words for 44 popular Australian folk songs, including favourites (Click Go the Shears, Waltzing Matilda), and lesser known songs (eg, The Girl with the Black Velvet Band, Ladies of Brisbane, Denis O'Reilly). "Historical since 1770" edition. Includes full piano arrangements and guitar chords by Rod Heard. ISBN: 0731606523. Our Book No: 4166. $10 AUD.

132. Heinze, Bernard (editor) (1966). Adventures in Music. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 48 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, colour background most pages, music scores inside covers, small closed tears spine, light foxing rear cover, name in pencil front cover, corners front cover little creased, minor edgewear, written name in pencil front cover. This little book is not intended to be a text book, but may be used in conjunction with the broadcasts of music by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). An introduction to the instruments that are used in orchestral music, and to make the instruments familiar friends. There is a page of history about the ABC orchestras and how they have grown over the years. (No date, but 1966, or perhaps an earlier issue of this booklet.). Our Book No: 40788. $18 AUD.

133. Heiss, Anita (editor); Minter, Peter (editor) (2008). Macquarie Pen Anthology of Aboriginal Literature (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 260 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, light crease rear cover, minimal edgewear. This book is a collection of work from some of the great Australian Aboriginal writers. The work covers over 200 years of Aboriginal history, culture and life. The editors have selected work that represents the range and depth of Aboriginal writing in English. The anthology includes journalism, petitions and political letters from both the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as major works that reflect the start of Aboriginal poetry, prose and drama from the mid-20th century onwards. ISBN: 9781741754384. Our Book No: 30704. $30 AUD.

134. Hewett, Dorothy; Beasley, Jack (introduction); Lilley, Merv (note) (1976). This Old Man Comes Rolling Home: A Play about Family Life among the Sydney Workers of the 1950s [Currency Methuen Modern Plays]. Sydney: Currency Press. 106 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, edges little foxed, minor edgewear corners. This play is located solidly in the physical location of Redfern. The changes that were happening at this time are reflected in the dialogue of the actors. The play is acted out in the years before the Vietnam War, and before young people issued their 1960s challenge to the moral values of their parents. Includes notes on the Redfern they remember by Jack Beasley and Merv Lilley. ISBN: 0869370499. Our Book No: 29612. $35 AUD.

135. Hewett, Dorothy (1990). Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923 - 1958. Melbourne: McPhee Gribble / Penguin Books. 278 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). Autobiographical account of the first 35 years of the life of one of Australia's more famous playwrights and poets. The author has combined the passions of her life with her power as a writer to create this classic sketch of people, place and political history. ISBN: 086914197X. Our Book No: 17332. $20 AUD.

136. Hewett, Dorothy (2012). Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923 - 1958. Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 394 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear, copy 2. Reissued in 2012 (originally published in 1990). An autobiographical account of the first 35 years of the life of one of Australia's most famous playwrights and poets. The author has combined the passions of her life with her power as a writer to create this classic sketch of people, place and political history. ISBN: 9781742583952. Our Book No: 26660A. $20 AUD.

137. Hillman, Robert (2015). Gurrumul: His Life and Music. Sydney: HarperCollins. 317 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, colour & black & white photos, spine little creased, minor edgewear. Biography of the blind Aboriginal singer from Elcho Island. This is the story of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupinju who was a proud Yolnu man. This story is part biography and part road trip and gives an unforgettable look at his life and music. A wonderful book for anyone who knew his music and want to learn more about this very special Australian. ISBN: 9780733332647. Our Book No: 29886. $18 AUD.

138. Holland, Norman (1953). Playwriting (1st ed) [Foyles Handbooks]. London: W. & G. Foyle Ltd. 78 pp. Paperback small, dustjacket (unclipped), pictorial card cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This scarce Foyle's handbook has been written by a successful playwright (50 plays published: stage, TV and films). Covers finding a theme, construction, creating characters, writing dialogue, development and action, etc. First edition stated. SALE PRICE. ISBN: B002B8RUE8. Our Book No: 7674. $15 AUD.

139. INXS; Bozza, Anthony (2006). INXS: Story to Story: The Official Autobiography (1st octavo ed). New York: Atria Books. 304 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos centre spread, corner plastic coating front cover little worn, minor edgewear. The story of the INXS incredible journey, from playing the world's biggest concert venues to living a high life rivalling any in rock history. Fully authorized and reflecting the band's firsthand point of view, this the real story behind the phenomenon of this iconic Australian rock band. ISBN: 9780743284042. Our Book No: 27677. $14 AUD.

140. Jackson, Phillip (1998). The Australian Aboriginal Didgeridoo: A Comprehensive Introduction (1st ed). City Not Stated: Phillip Jackson 18 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, three black & white photos, map, illustrated front cover, printed on 100% recycled paper, author photo rear cover, few spots covers, minor edgewear. The author has written this very useful pamphlet for anyone who wants to learn the special craft of playing the Australian Aboriginal wind instrument the didgeridoo, a name that does not seem to have an Indigenous origin. Our Book No: 40671. $30 AUD.

141. Jackson, Peter C.; Ewing, Juliana; Smedley, Ronald (1971). St George and the Dragon [Saint George and the Dragon]. London: Pollock's Toy Theatres Ltd. Unnum pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, thick card cover, stapled (rusted), sepia (brown-coloured) drawings, colour card inserts at rear, spine ends chipped, endpapers toned, covers & bottom edges some pages little foxed, minor edgewear. Cover title continues: Designed and adapted by Mr. Peter C. Jackson from the origiinal Toy Theatre play first published in 1847. Together with another version compiled from Mummers Plays in 1871 by Mrs. Juliana Ewing. The whole embellished with a scholarly introduction by Mr Ronald Smedley. Our Book No: 16347. $15 AUD.

142. Jellay, Val (1996). Maurie Fields: Keep it Funny (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Spectrum Publications. 212 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, corner rear cover creased. Biography of the famous Australian stage and TV actor, written by his wife. Maurie Fields and Val Jellay were real stage troupers, dancers, musicians - you name it, they could do it. ISBN: 0867862599. Our Book No: 11305. $12 AUD.

143. John, Elton (2012). Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 243 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is a personal account of his life during the AIDS epidemic, including stories of his close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John Foundation. Elton conveys the personal toll AIDS has taken on his life - and his determination to stop its spread. ISBN: 9781444757019. Our Book No: 27442. $20 AUD.

144. Kardoss, John (1955). A Brief History of the Australian Theatre (1st ed). Sydney: Sydney University Dramatic Society / Distributed by Hicks Smith & Sons. 64 pp. Paperback trade, thick beige card covers, good condition, light foxing edges, top corner tips front cover & some pages little creased, rubber stamp, spine lightly rubbed, covers lightly marked, edges & pages lightly toned. This book is a series of lectures delivered during August, 1954, at Sydney University, at the invitation of the Director and the Organising Committee of the 1954 Inter-Varsity Drama Festival. (Tyrrells bookshop stamp.). Our Book No: 27131. $15 AUD.

145. Kennedy, Jimmy; Connor, Tommie; Kennedy, Hamilton (1938). The Chestnut Tree (Neath the Spreading Chestnut Tree). Sydney: J. Albert & Son. 4 pp. Paperback folio, one folded sheet, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, small edge tears, minor edgewear. (Copyright, 1938. Originally published, Peter Maurice, London. Australian edition.) Sheet music. The Novelty Singing Dance sensation. Full instructions of the steps for this dance on the back page. Ballroom routine by Miss Adele England. Photograph on front cover of this song being sung by His Majesty the King at his Boys' Camp, Southwold (group photograph). Our Book No: 14675. $15 AUD.

146. Kerst, Friedrich (1964). Beethoven: The Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words. New York: Dover Publications. 110 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light foxing edges, cover corners creased, minor edgewear. This unabridged book (originally published, 1905), includes over 300 of Beethoven's reflections on the art of composing. There are also his views on art and artists, on his own works, on education, nature, poetry, God, and other matters. Our Book No: 24566. $10 AUD.

147. King, John Anthony (illustrator) (1989). The Book of Australian Songs (1st p/b ed) [Australian Picturemac]. Melbourne: Macmillan. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, colour drawings, few small cover scratches, front cover lightly faded, faint foxing few pages, slight mark fore-edge rear cover. A children's picture book of Australian songs. The songs include "Waltzing Matilda", "Click Go The Shears" and "Botany Bay". The illustrations make this a delightful book for children of any age. ISBN: 0333500474. Our Book No: 22523. $10 AUD.

148. Konowitz, Bert (1993). Jazz - Rock Course: A Complete Approach to Playing on Both Acoustic and Electronic Keyboards (1st ed) [Alfred's Basic Piano Library, Level 1: Plate 6488]. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Company. 32 pp. Paperback small folio, card covers, stapled, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name (texta), minor pencil annotation. This sheet music is uniquely written to be played on either a traditional acoustic piano or an electronic keyboard. At the bottom of each page, suggestions are offered for ways that acoustic and electronic instruments may be used together. Our Book No: 25308. $10 AUD.

149. Konowitz, Bert (1994). How to Play the Blues: A Complete Approach to Playing the Blues on both Acoustic and Electronic Keyboards (1st ed) [Alfred's Jazz/Rock Course: Plate 5752]. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Company. 64 pp. Paperback small folio, card covers, stapled, very good plus condition. This how-to music book (sheet music) will have you playing the authentic sounds of the blues right from the beginning. Part 1 provides step-by-step instructions for learning blues skills. Part 2 provides more challenging solos. Features: blue notes, blues solos, progressions and chord voicings, bluesy sounds, boogie bass, riffs, walking bass lines. Plus blues arrangements for 5 pieces, including "Amazing Grace" and "When the Saints Go Marching In". Our Book No: 15806. $20 AUD.

150. Kotzebue, August von; Kotsebue, August von (title page) (1800). Broeder Morits, de Zonderlinge, of de Volkplanting voor de Pelew-Eilanden, Tooneelspel in 3 Bedrijven. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 162 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket, good condition, rebound (decorative cover, new endpapers), pages little toned & creased, edges untrimmed, some minor foxing, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, from similar editions published in the 1790s and 1800s, Worldcat.) A play by the popular German playwright, August von Kotzebue (1761 - 1819) here translated into the Dutch language. Our Book No: 16595. $30 AUD.

151. Krajums, Kora Dziesmu (1993). Kora Dziesmu Krajums: Dziesmas Tinu Kamola: AL43.KD, Brisbane 1993. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 56 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, musical scores, brochure loosely enclosed, minor scratches, owner's name (texta), some pencil annotation. This booklet of sheet music (with text in Latvian language) presents Latvian folk songs presented at the 43rd Latvian Cultural Festival, Brisbane, 1993. Loosely inserted: stapled pamphlet (28 pages, large quarto), being mainly transcripts of the Latvian folk songs. Our Book No: 15059. $25 AUD.

152. Kugler, George (2007). The Lipizzaners Spanish Riding School: A Guide for Visitors of the Spanish Riding School and the Lipizzan Museum. [Vienna]: Pichler Verlag. 64 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos (mostly full-page), corner tips covers slightly scuffed, small scratch fore-edge rear cover, minor edgewear. This new guide takes a look at the history, breeding, education and particularities of the Lipizzans with a technical view, and also a guide to the first encounter with these wonderful horses. Includes a comprehensive guide to the Spanish Riding School and the Lipizzan Museum. The photos and illustrations are just amazing. (Estimated date, 2007, but variant titles.). ISBN: 9783854314158. Our Book No: 30554. $25 AUD.

153. Lamb, George; Findlay, Sheila A. M. (illustrator) (1957). Antonio: A Sicilian Boy (1st Australasian ed). London / Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. / George G. Harrap & Co. 63 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, illustrated red flexible covers, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, spine ends little frayed, minor edgewear. This delightful story for young adults is about a Sicilian boy named Antonio. He lived in the seaport of Catania, in the island of Sicily. His friends called him Toni. He was an orphan. His parents had been killed when their house in Messina was wrecked by an earthquake, Toni was rescued from the ruins and taken to his grandfathers home in Catania. This story follows his many adventures on his way to becoming a famous violinist. (A reader for New South Wales schools.). Our Book No: 29108A. $15 AUD.

154. Langey, Otto (1905). Practical Tutor for the Clarinet in the Simple and the Boehm Systems and the Corno di Bassetto (Revised & enlarged ed) [Plate: H.& S.3939]. London: Hawkes & Son. 130 pp. Paperback small folio, good plus condition, card cover, red cloth spine, minor foxing, pages toned, corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark, owner's written name front cover (crossed out). (Estimated date, 1900 - 1910, Trove.) Mainly sheet music of instructional pieces for the clarinet. Plus a few pages of notes on clarinet playing at the beginning. Our Book No: 17161. $25 AUD.

155. Langey, Otto (1912). Practical Tutor for the Viola (Revised ed). London: Hawkes & Son. 119 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, card cover, black cloth spine (mottled, small piece missing top edge), sticker mark front cover, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1912, Worldcat.) Mainly sheet music of instructional pieces for the viola (tenor-violin). Plus a few pages of notes on viola playing at the beginning. Our Book No: 15536. $25 AUD.

156. Latarski, Don (1991). The Progressive Guitarist: Scale Patterns: A Visual Approach to the Scales Most Commonly Used in Jazz, Rock, and Blues. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co. 72 pp. Paperback folio, stapled, very good condition, minor edgewear, drawings (scales). Sheet music. An instruction manual from a gifted American guitarist and composer from Oregon. ISBN: 0769209580. Our Book No: 15052. $12 AUD.

157. Lauder, Robert E.; Ullmann, Liv (prologue) (1989). God, Death, Art and Love: The Philosophical Vision of Ingmar Bergman. New York: Paulist Press. 198 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, light toning pages, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. This is one of the few books devoted entirely to a critical discussion of the philosophical vision of the famous Swedish film-maker and director, written by a professional philosopher from a philosophic viewpoint. Written for anyone interested in Western culture, and for lovers of film. (Translated.). ISBN: 0809131080. Our Book No: 40372. $18 AUD.

158. Lehar, Franz (1975). Playbil: The Merry Widow. Sydney: Australian Ballet / Playbill Pty Ltd. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, card cover, very good condition, adverts, minimal foxing, minor edgewear. Drama performed at the Opera House as a ballet which was directed by Sir Robert Helpmann. There are a few full-colour drawings of the costumes that are used in the ballet, making this a very nice playbill to have in a Australian drama collection. (Loosely inserted: Three one-page brochures.). Our Book No: 20635. $10 AUD.

159. Lewis, Dave; Jones, John Paul (foreword) (2003). Led Zeppelin: The "Tight But Loose" Files Celebration II (1st ed). London: Omnibus Press. 168 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour photos (some full-page), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, corner cover tips little creased, bottom edge front cover little creased, top spine little bumped, light creases covers, minor edgewear. This reference book is based on the archives of the legendary fanzine "Tight But Loose" (TBL). These insights into moments in the history of Led Zeppelin come from contemporary TBL accounts. The post-Zeppelin era is also looked at. There are exclusive archive interviews from John Paul Jones and Zep manager Peter Grant. The many photos makes this a special addition to any music book collection. ISBN: 1844490564. Our Book No: 28485. $60 AUD.

160. Lindsay, Norman; de Basil, Colonel W.; Williamson, J. C. (1936). Souvenir Programme: Colonel W. de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet [J. C. Williamson Ltd Magazine]. Melbourne: J. C. Williamson Ltd / Speciality Press. 42 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings (colour covers both sides), adverts, minor edgewear. Souvenir program for this ballet contains magnificent cover art by Normal Lindsay, from an original painting in the possession of Mr E. J. Tait, a managing director of J. C. Williamson Ltd. Produced by J. C. Williamson Ltd at His Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne. Contains full-page portraits of Colonel W. de Basil, Leon Woizikowsky, Valentina Blinova, Helena Kirsova, George Gee, Valerie Hay, Donald Burr. (Estimated date, 1936 or 1937. Text mentions 1935, and an event scheduled later for 1938. Loosely inserted: Receipt for previous sale of this item.). Our Book No: 14963. $130 AUD.

161. Line, Shaw Savill; Milne, N. S. (Captain) (1954). Program: S.S. Largs Bay Grand Concert. London: Shaw Savill Line. 4 pp. Ephemera trade, folded card, good condition, colour illustration front cover, light toning & foxing, few age spots, light stain rear cover, fold rubbed, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. Programme for a Grand Concert on S.S. Largs Bay, held on Saturday, February 27th, 1954. There is an amusing poem on the back about the concert. Our Book No: 40057. $15 AUD.

162. Love, H. H. R. ; Swift, Jonathan (about) (1969). The Monash Swift Collection: A talk Delivered to Friends of the Monash University Library on November 11, 1968 with a Short-catalogue of Early Editions of Swift and Swiftiana in the Monash University Library. Melbourne: Monash University. 40 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, thin card cover, staples little rusted, minor edgewear, pages faintly toned, bottom corner tip one page creased, minor edgewear corner tips some pages. The Jonathan Swift (English satirist and poet) book collection was acquired in 1961 from a distinguished Australian musician, Mr David Woolley. Mr Woolley was for many years first oboe in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He left in 1967 to follow his career in England. The collection at this time consists of 700 volumes, the majority printed before 1800, of which about a half are editions of works by Swift, and the rest books relating to or indirectly to him, to people closely connected with him, or more generally to his milieu. Our Book No: 40712. $18 AUD.

163. Lovelock, William (1971). Test Your Theory: Ten Theory Papers with Working Notes (Third Grade) [Allans Edition No. 1096: Plate B.9225]. Melbourne: Allans Music. 24 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover, staples rusted, no title page (as issued), scuff marks front cover, minor edgewear. Copyright date, 1971. Third grade underlined. Each of the ten papers have a series of questions to answer about the sheet music provided. Our Book No: 15058. $20 AUD.

164. MacLellan, Capt John (1963). Logan's Complete Tutor for the Highland Bagpipe: And a Selection of Marches, Quicksteps, Laments, Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances, followed by Piobaireachd Exercises & the Famous Piobaireachd Cha Till McCruimein (Mac Crimmon Will Never Return) (Revised, pre-ISBN ed). London: Paterson's Publications. 44 pp. Paperback large oblong octavo, very good condition, card cover (stapled, minor foxing), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This revised edition is by the chief instructor, Army School of Piping, Edinburgh Castle. Sheet music. Helps the beginner understand the notations in the simplest manner, progressing in easy stages so that they may have no difficulty in understanding a part of the music as essential as the actual playing of bagpipe tunes. (Estimated date, 1963, Worldcat.). Our Book No: 16888. $15 AUD.

165. Madin, Jon; Munday, Caroline (illustrator) (1999). Make Your Own Wacky Instruments: Illustrated Instructions for Making Musical Instruments for School, Parades and Just for Fun (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Herne Hill: Jon Madin / Catalyst Press. 80 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white text-photos & drawings, top corner title page faintly creased, minor edgewear. This book offers ideas and instructions for making simple musical instruments and sound making devices. Includes a little sheet music. ISBN: 064630724X. Our Book No: 26057. $15 AUD.

166. Magoffin, Richard (1983). Waltzing Matilda: Song of Australia - A Folk History (1st ed). Charters Towers, QLD: Mimosa Press. 101 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, colour photos (few black & white), endpaper map, scuff marks inside front cover (otherwise very good condition), minor edgewear. First edition. Richard Magoffin relates the story behind Australia's favourite song Waltzing Matilda, which started near Winton, Queensland. ISBN: 0959898646. Our Book No: 4308. $12 AUD.

167. Magoffin, Richard (1998). The Swagman's Story of Waltzing Matilda: A Centenary Tribute. Kynuna, QLD: Matilda Expo Publishers. 72 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, white card rear cover & spine, glassine front cover, black & white cover drawing, few light creases spine, minor edgewear. Richard Magoffin relates the story behind Australia's favourite song Waltzing Matilda, which originated near Winton, Queensland. The Queensland bushman, author, historian and teacher has devoted 20 years to researching the story behind the legend. Published by Matilda Expo Publishers. ISBN: 0947200088. Our Book No: 30393. $35 AUD.

168. Malone, Peter (2001). Myth and Meaning: Australian Film Directors in Their Own Words (1st ed). Sydney: Currency Press. 198 pp. Paperback thin octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, crease rear cover, minor edgewear. Explores the spiritual and moral values that underlie the work of Australian film-makers. This book is the voice of Australian directors. The interviews were culled from 100 taped interviews, and make up a collection of conversations. ISBN: 0868196096. Our Book No: 26127. $16 AUD.

169. Malouf, David (1987). Blood Relations. Sydney: Playbill (Australia) Pty Ltd. Unnum pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, black & white & colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. Program (playbill) for Malouf's play, directed by Jim Sharman, and co-presented by the Sydney Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of South Australia, at the Sydney Opera House, 24 June 1987. Features artwork by Ian Fairweather on the front cover. A scarce item worth buying by the Malouf collector. Our Book No: 4941. $40 AUD.

170. Malouf, David (1993). Baa Baa Black Sheep: A Jungle Tale [Chatto Playscripts]. London: Chatto & Windus. 46 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, spine lightly faded as usual, minimal edgewear, remainder mark (spot). This playscript is a libretto for an opera with music by Michael Berkeley. This play magically interweaves autobiography about childhood by Rudyard Kipling with episodes from "The Jungle Book". (1 of 2 available copies.) (The ISBN printed in the book, 070139374, is incorrect. Later corrected to 0701141638.). ISBN: 0701139374. Our Book No: 7067. $13 AUD.

171. Marcus, Gary (2012). Guitar Zero: The New Musician and the Science of Learning (Reprint ed). New York: Penguin Press. 274 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket. Explains how he learned how to play the guitar, even through he has no discernible musical talent, and goes on to investigate how anyone of any age can become musical. This book traces the authors' journey, what he learned, and how anyone else can learn, too. ISBN: 9781594203176. Our Book No: 27364. $20 AUD.

172. Mawer, Granville Allen (2004). The Life and Legend of Jack Doolan: The Wild Colonial Boy (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 68 pp. Paperback wide thin octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear, top corner front cover creased, rubbed at cover join to spine. This is the story of the real wild colonial boy, John Doolan. He was a juvenile bushranger, born in Castlemaine on the Victorian goldfields. Even more surprisingly, his story has connections with that of the song. A fascinating story to keep the reader guessing to the end. ISBN: 0975178466. Our Book No: 29937. $30 AUD.

173. McAlary, Frank (1946). Up and Atom! University Students' Festival Song Book 1946. Sydney: Students Representative Council (SRC), University of Sydney. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), black & white drawings & cartoons, pages toned, archival tape repairs (tape along spine, missing tips bottom corner front cover & first few pages), cover toned & little foxed, some spinewear & edgewear. The first University of Sydney songbook since 1940. Contains a humorous piece on pre-atomic culture. The usual university student rag about party time and criticising the university. Also contains cartoons and poems. SCARCE: Only one copy is listed in Trove. Our Book No: 16219. $80 AUD.

174. McCourt, Malachy (2002). Danny Boy: The Legend of the Beloved Irish Ballad (Australian ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 141 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Malachy McCourt explores the truth behind the legend of this ballad written by Frederic Weatherly in 1910, and usually set to the Irish tune of the "Londonderry Air". Through interviews with musicologists, historians, academics, celebrities and Irish icons, McCourt traces the complex evolution and enduring mystique of "Danny Boy" in an unforgettable tribute that brilliantly weaves history with folklore. ISBN: 0143001086. Our Book No: 25665. $15 AUD.

175. McFarlane, Brian (1987). Australian Cinema 1970 - 1985 (1st ed). Melbourne: William Heinemann. 237 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Brian McFarlane celebrates15 years of excitement and discovery, 1979 to 1985. The author discusses, amongst others, famous films such as "Picnic at Hanging Rock", "The Getting of Wisdom" and "My Brilliant Career”. ISBN: 0855610689. Our Book No: 24758. $20 AUD.

176. McFarlane, Brian (2015). Double-act: The Remarkable Lives and Careers of Googie Withers and John McCallum. Melbourne, Clayton: Monash University Publishing. 241 pp. Paperback large wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, few minor creases covers, minor edgewear. Brian McFarlane relates the story of Googie Withers and John McCallum. Googie portrayed everything from brazen murderesses to Lady Bracknell. John performed in all the acting media and was a pioneer producer in Australian television. He brought Skippy into our lives, and was the managing director of a big theatrical firm and a film director, playwright and author. John and Googie were married for 62 years, uncommon in the entertainment world. The author has written a wonderful joint biography that reads as an absorbing story. ISBN: 9781922235725. Our Book No: 29516. $27 AUD.

177. McKenry, Keith (2014). More than a Life: John Meredith and the Fight for Australian Tradition. Sydney, Dural: Rosenberg Publishing / Fanged Wombat Productions. 488 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, colour frontispiece, colour photo rear flap jacket, CD inside rear cover, minor edgewear jacket (top corner front flap creased), autograph (author's written dedication title page). Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The fascinating story of John Meredith who was born in Holbrook, New South Wales, in 1920. As a young man he set out on a bicycle from home, determined to make his fortune. He discovered old-timers who told him about unknown bush songs. He became one of the world's great song collectors and a key person in the fight to preserve and celebrate Australia's developing folk heritage. In 1952 he established the original Bushwhackers Band and performed in the landmark Australian musical Reedy River. This biography includes a CD containing the best of Meredith's field recordings, together with classic performances by leading Australian and International folk artists. ISBN: 9781925078145. Our Book No: 29906. $40 AUD.

178. McKinnon, Peter (2014). The Songs of Jesse Adams: A Novel. Melbourne, Moreland: Acorn Press. 346 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This novel is set in the social change and political unrest of Australia during the 1960s. Jesse is a farmer's son who leaves the farm to follow his heart, his dreams and his love of music. This is a tale of conflict, betrayal and tragedy, but in the end love triumphs. ISBN: 9780987428677. Our Book No: 29004. $12 AUD.

179. Mebane, John S. (1992). Renaissance Magic and the Return of the Golden Age: The Occult Tradition and Marlowe, Jonson, and Shakespeare. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner very creased rear cover, top corner little creased front cover, edges faintly foxed, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. For all their pride in seeing this world clearly, the thinkers and artists of the English Renaissance were also fascinated by magic and the occult. The three greatest playwrights of the period devoted major plays (The Tempest, Doctor Faustus, The Alchemist) to magic. Francis Bacon often referred to it. And it was ever-present in the visual arts. Re-evaluates the significance of occult philosophy in Renaissance thought and literature, constructing the most detailed historical context for his subject yet attempted By American associate professor of English. ISBN: 080328179X. Our Book No: 17644. $30 AUD.

180. Melba, Nellie (1914). Playbill: Melba Patriotic Concert: Exhibition Building, Adelaide, 21st November, 1914 (Souvenir). [Adelaide]: Howard Correspondence College (H.C.C.) (Printer). 8 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, card cover (overlaps page edges), colour title page, single-colour borders, inside covers toned, staples rusted, minor edge tears, minor edgewear. A scarce patriotic playbill during World War 1 (WW1). The title page lists artists who have generously given their services: Madame Melba, Miss Doris Madden, Mr John Lemmone, Mr Fred C. Collier, Mr W. Burrell and the Adelaide Choral Society. Contains a program guide, including the complete words of three popular songs: "God Save the King" (National Anthem), "The Old Hundredth", and "The Empire Flag". Our Book No: 16957. $120 AUD.

181. Meldrum, Ian Molly; Jenkins, Jeff (with); Masterson, Lawrie (special thanks) (2016). The Never, Um, Ever Ending Story: Life, Countdown and Everything in Between (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 473 pp. Paperback thick, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, minimal edgewear. The autobiography of Molly Ian Meldrum, Australian pop musician and presenter of the TV program Countdown. This is the funny, vivid, warm and compelling memoir of his chaotic, incredible life and the show that made his famous. This book is full of anecdotes and features a colourful cast of musos, characters and international superstars. ISBN: 9781760293567. Our Book No: 29182. $21 AUD.

182. Melton, Keith H.; Wallace, Robert (2010). The Official C.I.A. Manual of Trickery and Deception Declassified (Reprint ed) [CIA]. New York: HarperCollins. 248 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, spine front cover edge little creased, minor edgewear. In 1953, the CIA initiated a top-secret program, code-named MKULTRA, to counter Soviet mind control and interrogation techniques. The CIA hired America’s most famous magician, John Mulholland, to write two manuals on sleight of hand and covert communication techniques. In 1973, virtually all documents related to MKULTRA were destroyed. Mulholland’s manuals were thought to be with them - until a single surviving copy of the manuals, complete with illustrations, was recently discovered in the agency's archives. The manuals reprinted for this book represent the only known complete copy of the Mulholland instructions for CIA officers on the magician's art of deception and secret communications. ISBN: 9780061725906. Our Book No: 40463. $22 AUD.

183. Melvill, Harald (1967). Magic of Make-up: By the Most Modern Methods for Stage and Screen (Reprint ed). London: Barrie & Rockliff. 89 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings & photos, frontispiece, front cover lightly marked jacket (minor edgewear, flap clipped, sticker mark front flap). Outlines in detail the ordinary 'straight' (juvenile) make-up, and also 'character' (including middle and old age) and 'nationality' make-ups, and describes both grease-paint and pan-cake methods, showing the comparative advantages of each technique, with special stress on their appeal and usefulness for amateurs. Primarily intended for amateurs and schools, but will be of interest to anyone interested in the art of make-up. Our Book No: 25498. $20 AUD.

184. Mengel, Noel (2011). RPM (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 246 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Winner of the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. This is an Australian novel about a group of young people who live in a small town and want to escape from the sleepy little town. Music bonds them. Raymond Manning, returning rockstar and owner of RPM, the only record store in town, shows them the way to find their escape. ISBN: 9780702238970. Our Book No: 29557. $15 AUD.

185. Merimee, Prosper (1923). Carmen, Arsene Guillot, L'Abbe Aubain, La Dame de Pique, Les Bohemiens, Le Hussard, Nicolas Gogol. Paris: Calmann-Levy, Editeurs. 359 pp. Hardback octavo, good plus condition, half-bound (red leather spine & corners, gilt lettering & raised bands spine), marbled endpapers, pages lightly toned (title page very toned), edges foxed (& parts of some pages). (No 866 of 1600 copies.) Short stories by the French writer, in the French language. The opera Carmen was based in part on the novella of the same title by Prosper Merimee. Our Book No: 15896. $20 AUD.

186. Meyer, David N. (2013). The Bee Gees: The Biography (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 389 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front cover creased, few tiny dents top edge, minor edgewear. Biography of the famous British pop group who also spent time in Australia. About their innovative sound and turbulent personal lives. There are revealing photos, musical insights, drama, and backstage stories in this true, inside story of the Bee Gees' music, ambition, creative imagination, and fame. ISBN: 9781742751597. Our Book No: 29829. $20 AUD.

187. Morris, Edwin (1950). Edwin Morris Hit Parade Songster No. 2. Sydney: Edwin Morris / Marchant & Co (Printer). 36 pp. Paperback very small, fair condition (complete reading copy,) stapled pamphlet (staple rusted), cover corner tips & spine worn (rear cover marked), covers & pages toned, covers & some pages creased, edgewear. Contains words of over 60 popular radio and film songs. Words only without music. Some of the songs in this well-loved songster are: Maple Leaf Rag, One Love, On Top of Old Smokey, Halloween, Tunnel of Love, Riders in the Sky, Dear Hearts and Gentle People. (Price: 9d. No date, but latest copyright 1950.). Our Book No: 40756. $10 AUD.

188. Morrison, James (2006). Blowing My Own Trumpet. Sydney: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 272 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, full-page black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: "The adventures and misadventures of a virtuoso musician and storyteller." Jazz virtuoso James Morrison is one of Australia's best known and loved musicians. This is his own story - a very funny, delightful journey through the highlights of his life so far. ISBN: 1740458788. Our Book No: 21064. $30 AUD.

189. Napier, Valantyne (1986). Act as Known: Australian Speciality Acts on the World Vaudeville Variety Circuits from 1900 to 1960. Melbourne, Brunswick: Globe Press. 216 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, programs, pages lightly toned, faint foxing edges & few pages, minor bump top edge rear cover, minor edgewear. Valantyne Napier documents the fascinating lives of Australian vaudeville and variety acts. It is about the theatres, the agents, the special theatrical accommodation, the travel and the institutions which once served this very large commercial enterprise. Many of the best speciality acts were Australian and they toured the world taking their special skills to the beautiful theatres which were once found in every city. The author herself performed on the world circuits and her parents also toured the world with their very successful acts "Napier and Yvonne" and "The Spider and the Butterfly". A wonderful book about Australia's entertainment sector. ISBN: 0958854319. Our Book No: 40366. $35 AUD.

190. Naremore, James (2000). Film Adaptation (1st ed) [Depth of Field Series]. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top edge & fore-edge lightly marked, some edgewear corners. The essays in this book, most of which have never been published, raise fundamental questions about cinema and adaptation. This book is a fresh look at art, theory, and cultural politics of movie adaptations. Edited and introduced by Naremore. ISBN: 0813528143. Our Book No: 27099. $20 AUD.

191. Newton-John, Olivia (2011). Livwise: Easy Recipes for a Healthy, Happy Life (1st ed). Sydney, Millers Point: Murdoch Books. 191 pp. Paperback small quarto, thick card covers, illustrated endpapers, very good plus condition, colour photos (most full-page), few light creases rear cover. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book will introduce you to ways of eating and living that will keep you in good health and happiness. Olivia explains her belief in the importance of eating a healthy diet in order to maintain wellness and balance. From delicious salads and snacks to hearty mains and guilt-free desserts, the recipes offer a perfect balance of flavour, goodness and vitality. The full-colour photos bring this wonderful book to life. ISBN: 9781742662251. Our Book No: 27593. $35 AUD.

192. Newton-John, Olivia (2018). Don't Stop Believin' (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Random House Australia. 317 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, spine ends lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. First edition. Autobiography of one of Australia's favourite singer and film star. In this inspiring book Olivia shares her journey, from Melbourne schoolgirl to international superstar. This is her story in her very own words for the first time. The many photos help to tell this personal moving story. ISBN: 9780143788935. Our Book No: 30227. $25 AUD.

193. Nierenberg, Roger (2009). Maestro: A Surprising Story about Leading by Listening (1st ed). New York: Portfolio / Penguin Books. 120 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, few tiny dents jacket front cover, ticket pasted on title page. The author draws on his real-life experiences to tell the story of a struggling executive who finds an unlikely source of wisdom and inspiration - the interplay between a symphony orchestra and its conductor. ISBN: 9781591842880. Our Book No: 25388. $13 AUD.

194. North, K. R. (Karen) (1993). The Young Flute Player: Volume 2 (Revised ed). Sydney, Milsons Point: Allegro Publishing. 96 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, card cover, stapled, owner's written name. A tutorial book for school children about learning the flute. Mostly sheet music, but includes exercises, studies, pieces, scales, arpeggios, music theory, Christmas carols, fingering charts, spare manuscript paper (for writing sheet music) and practice charts. ISBN: 1875516034. Our Book No: 16455. $25 AUD.

195. North, K. R. (Karen) (1994). The Young Flute Player: Volume 3: Teacher's Book of Flute Duet Parts and Piano Accompaniments. Sydney, Milsons Point: Allegro Publishing. 98 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, card cover, spiral binding, owner's written name. Contains sheet music for flute duet parts and piano accompaniments for all the pieces (excluding exercises) in Volumes 1 and 2. The piano pieces have been kept very simple, to be within reach of flute teachers with minimal piano experience. ISBN: 1875516042. Our Book No: 16271. $25 AUD.

196. Novello, Ivor; Hassall, Christopher (1949). Some Day My Heart Will Awake: From the Musical "King's Rhapsody" [Plate: 39296]. Sydney: Chappell & Co. Ltd. 8 pp. Paperback quarto, looseleaf, good plus condition, few small edge tears, minimal foxing, minor edgewear, owner's written name front cover. (Copyright, 1949.) Sheet music, music by Novello, lyrics by Hassall. Recorded by Luton Girls Choir on Parlaphone (and by six other orchestras). Advert rear cover: Ivor Novello's successes from his musical plays. Our Book No: 14854. $10 AUD.

197. Nowra, Louis (2004). Shooting the Moon: A Memoir. Sydney: Picador. 197 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear cover corner tips. This memoir by Louis Nowra is a follow-up to "The Twelfth of Never". The author is an acclaimed Australian Indigenous playwright, novelist and screenwriter. In this moving and original story of an unconventional Aboriginal boyhood, he describes his adulthood, and continues to the year 2000. He has used notes and diaries for many of the direct dialogue quotes. ISBN: 0330364901. Our Book No: 28032. $18 AUD.

198. O'Toole, John (1992). The Process of Drama: Negotiating Art and Meaning. London: Routledge. 260 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, figures, some edgewear corner tips covers. By senior lecturer in drama, Griffith University, Queensland. The author covers the dramatic context, roles and relationships, the drama space, language, movement and gesture, tension and the audience. This is an essential book for every student of drama who wants to understand theatre and performance. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0415082447. Our Book No: 22406. $15 AUD.

199. Oakley, Barry (2012). Mug Shots: A Memoir (1st p/b ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 231 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. An autobiography of the Australian playwright and novelist whose fiction includes the bestselling "A Salute to the Great McCarthy". Incompetence is the leitmotif of this book, and the result is a very funny memoir. Are you sure you're cut out for this? This question was put to the author in the fields of girls, commerce, teaching, advertising, film and radio, and in all of them the answer was no. ISBN: 9781743051672. Our Book No: 27398. $20 AUD.

200. Ogilvie, George (2006). Simple Gifts: A Life in the Theatre (1st ed). Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency House. 340 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, small crease few pages. Memoirs of one of Australia's best-loved theatre directors. It is a happy book in which he confesses his fears and errors and defines his work methods with disarming candour. ISBN: 0975730185. Our Book No: 25752. $20 AUD.

201. Opera, Australian (1978). Playbill: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg: Opera in Three Acts by Richard Wagner. Sydney: Playbill (Australia). 44 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled, very good condition, cover & some pages brown-tinted, black & white text-photos, adverts. Performed at the Sydney Opera House in August and September, 1978. Conductor: Mark Elder. Producer: David Pountney. Our Book No: 15446. $12 AUD.

202. Otfinoski, Steve (1997). The Golden Age of Rock Instrumentals. New York: Billboard Books. 213 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Cover subtitle: A loving tribute to the pioneers of the rock instrumental era, from Dick Dale and Sandy Nelson to Booker T. & the MG's and the Ventures. ISBN: 0823076393. Our Book No: 12901. $10 AUD.

203. Oxenbould, Moffatt; Bonynge, Richard (introduction); Harewood, Earl of (introduction) (1989). Joan Sutherland: A Tribute (1st ed). Sydney, Westgate: Honeysett Publications / Art Gallery of New South Wales. 128 pp. Paperback large quarto, dustjacket, pictorial card covers, musical score on endpapers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white photos & sketches (many full-page), minor edgewear jacket (top edge little creased). A tribute volume to one of the greatest opera singers. Presents an authoritative summary of Joan Sutherland's repertoire, and a comprehensive list of her operatic and other major stage performances. Much of this material has never been published before. Brings together fascinating memorabilia, spectacular photos and costume sketches by some of the world's leading designers. Depicts 12 significant colourful costumes from the whole range of Joan Sutherland's career, as included in the exhibition "Joan Sutherland: A Tribute". Endpapers are part of the musical score of the "Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor". ISBN: 0959222960. Our Book No: 26078. $20 AUD.

204. Oz People, The; Wiltshire, Gail (director); Bailey, Bert (script); Musa, Helen (editor) (1985). On Our Selection: The Characters Immortalizied by Steele Rudd. Brisbane: The Playhouse. 10 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, single-colour illustrations & adverts, top corners covers & pages lightly creased, faint foxing cover, minor edgewear. Bert Bailey adapted On Our Selection in 1912 for the stage. The Oz People use the Bailey script which has been edited by Helen Musa. The Playhouse is operated by the Queensland Children's Theatre and Creative Workshop Association, a nonprofit company dedicated to providing creative activities for disabled children. (Estimated date, 1985.) Our Book No: 40039. $18 AUD.

205. Pearse, John (1973). Hold Down a Chord: Folk Guitar for Beginners. London: BBC Publications. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled, black & white drawings, minor annotation front cover, rubber stamp. A complete illustrated basic guide to playing the folk guitar. Based on a BBC-TV series, first broadcast in 1967. A 12 inch LP mono record can be purchased separately (not present here). ISBN: 056307132X. Our Book No: 16419. $15 AUD.

206. Performing Arts Trust, Queensland (1995). The Spirit of Christmas Concert Program. [Queensland]: Queensland Performing Arts Trust. 8 pp. Paperback tall trade, single sheet fold-out brochure, very good condition, few minor creases, minor edgewear. Concert program guide that folds out to 8 pages. The concert is presented at the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Complex on 15 and 16 December 1995, featuring The Queensland Youth Symphony. The program has the songs and the order they appear, with a short biography of the people that are involved in the concert. Our Book No: 40140. $15 AUD.

207. Phillips, Montague F.; Teschemacher, Edward (1913). The Enchanted Forest [Plate: 25583]. London: Chappell & Co. Ltd. 8 pp. Paperback folio, very good condition, looseleaf, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, rubber price stamp, owner's rubber stamp, owner's written name. Sheet music by Phillips, words by Teschemacher (from "Dream Songs"). No 2 in D underlined. List of Chappell songs on rear cover. Our Book No: 14024. $10 AUD.

208. Pickersgill, M. Gertrude (1947). Practical Miming (Revised reprint ed). London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. 117 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, blue cloth cover, black & white drawings (few single-colour), black & white text-photos, lightly foxed (mainly edges & flyleaves), pages lightly toned as common, edgewear, owner's written name & date. A principal teacher of dramatic arts explains the practical methods of teaching miming to all types and ages. Includes inventive mimes, miming of folk songs, ballads and stories - and advice on decor, costumes and staging. Our Book No: 11577. $10 AUD.

209. Pollard, Howard (2001). Origins of Musical Instruments [Musical Instruments: Book A]. Sydney, Cronulla: Howard Pollard. 34 pp. Paperback large thin octavo, good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white drawings, covers little foxed & minor insect damage, staples rusted, minor edgewear. The first in a series of booklets about various aspects of musical instruments. Gives a brief history of the main types of musical instruments, plus a scheme for classifying the myriad of individual instruments that have appeared durning the last few years. Our Book No: 29903. $25 AUD.

210. Popenhagen, Ludvika Apinyte (1999). Nekrosius and Lithuanian Theatre [Artist and Issues in the Theatre]. New York: Peter Lang. 180 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, autograph (author's written dedication). Eimuntas Nekrosius is an internationally recognised Lithuanian theatre director - one of the great directors of the century. He and his company of actors have invented energetic movement sequences and poignant images where gestures and actions enhance or frame the text. This progressive mainstream theatre crosses cultural boundaries and does not depend on sociopolitical context (communist or the later democracy). He has created innovative and alternative productions of globally recognized literary classics, such as Chekhov, Gogol, Pushkin and Shakespeare. The author is a theatre artist and scholar who teaches at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sydney. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0820440620. Our Book No: 13287. $30 AUD.

211. Prichard, Katharine Susannah (1945). Haxby's Circus (1st Australian stated ed) [Australian Pocket Library]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 269 pp. Paperback small, good condition, pages & inside covers toned, staples lightly rusted, spine faded (little loss spine ends), tiny edge tears covers, front cover corner creased, rubber stamp, slight loss fore-edge three pages, small tear along spine at rear cover join, small tear top spine at cover join. Australian novel in which a young women discovers herself while touring with a country circus. Our Book No: 26616. $15 AUD.

212. Prince, Arthur; Goldston, Will (introduction); Sterling, Louis (copyright) (1920). The Whole Art of Ventriloquism. London: Will Goldston. 93 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, slate grey cloth covers, monochrome illustrations, frontispiece (tissue guard), tiny pinhead hole some pages, edges foxed, endpapers lightly toned & foxed, some pages lightly foxed, some edgewear corners, bookplate inside front cover, rubber stamp. This is the story of the ventriloquist Arthur Prince. In his introduction Will Goldston states that he was friends with Arthur Prince, and had much respect for his work, and he persuaded him to write this book so that his talents could be more widely known. (Estimated date, 1920, rubber stamp.). Our Book No: 30113. $30 AUD.

213. Ramczyk, Suzanne M. (2002). Delicious Dissembling: A Compleat Guide to Performing Restoration Comedy [A Complete Guide]. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 186 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings. Drawing on her directing experience, and years of leading workshops on Restoration theatre, provides an historic overview of the period and the literature. Also provides analysis of the major literary devices and features, methods to approach vocal interpretation of highly artificial text, a solid grounding in period manners and movement, specific exercises to get actors quickly and easily into the Restoration style, detailed artwork of period costumes, illustrations of such period necessities as bows, curtsies, the "language" of the fan and snuff-taking. ISBN: 0325003750. Our Book No: 23407. $15 AUD.

214. Redwood, Dawn (1978). Flecker and Delius - the Making of "Hassan". London: Thames Publishing. 106 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), glossy paper, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. "Hassan" was hailed as the "greatest poetic play since The Tempest", when first produced in 1923 (Her Majesty's Theatre, produced by Basil Dean). This play brought the names of Flecker (words) and Delius (music) before the public. Redwood has researched unpublished letters to reveal the revisions of both words and music before this important play reached the stage. She also compares the lives and outlook of the two men, and analyses the plot. Includes reviews of the first British and German productions, and a note on the music for future producers. ISBN: 0905210069. Our Book No: 15025. $40 AUD.

215. Renate, Marianne (1998). Off the Record: Life with and without Johnny O'Keefe. Sydney: Macmillan. 258 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear. A typical boy-meets-girls scenario, with a twist. The boy was young Johnny O'Keefe and the girl, Marianne, was about to embark on a life unlike anything imagined. After a cheeky introduction to a boy called 'Johnny', she embarked on her first date. She captured the heart of the man who became Australia's pioneer of rock'n'roll, Johnny O'Keefe - The Wild One. ISBN: 0732909570. Our Book No: 4400. $20 AUD.

216. Rennie, Anne (2000). Song of the Bellbirds (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Simon & Schuster. 403 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Australian novel by Anne Rennie in which all young Lizzy wants to do is sing, ride the boundaries of her family's Queensland property, and dream of one day performing on stage. From the author of Reach For The Dream comes a bittersweet historical novel of love and heartache, set against the vast wheatfields of Queensland and the glittering opera houses of Europe and America. ISBN: 073181018X. Our Book No: 23011. $15 AUD.

217. Reuter, Wolfgang (1983). The Lipizzaners and the Spanish Riding School (1st ed). Innsbruck: Pinguin-Verlag. 64 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour text-photos, few black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (top spine little chipped), bottom corners covers little bumped, top spine lightly bumped. This is the story of the beautiful white performing stallions of Vienna. The author gives a brief outline of the foundation and development of the stud, the ups and downs of its history prior to the dissolution of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian Lipizzaners' move to Piber near Graz and, finally, their fate after the Second World War. (Text is in German and English.). ISBN: 3701621462. Our Book No: 30167. $15 AUD.

218. Richardson, Matthew (2006). Once a Jolly Swagman: The Ballad of Waltzing Matilda. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 230 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear jacket, inner hinge little split (pages firm). The history and folklore behind Australia's favourite song "Waltzing Matilda". Attempts to answer the riddles contained within the song. ISBN: 9780522853087. Our Book No: 28102. $10 AUD.

219. Riemer, A. P. (1980). Antics Fables: Patterns of Evasion in Shakespeare's Comedies. Sydney: Sydney University Press (SUP). 229 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed). This book looks at Shakespeare's comedy plays and examines their curious, often teasing treatment of those moral, philosophical, and even religious issues that criticism has consistently isolated as representing Shakespeare's comic themes. A series of chapters, each dealing with a characteristic aspect of the comedies. The focus of the study is an extended examination of "The Winter's Tale". ISBN: 042400075X. Our Book No: 28817. $15 AUD.

220. Rieu, Andre (2008). My Dream Comes True: Andre Rieu on Tour. Sydney: Playbill Pty Ltd. 32 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, many colour photos, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. Playbill for his orchestral performance in Sydney. (Loosely inserted: ticket his show, Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, ANZ Stadium, 28 November, 2008.). Our Book No: 17431. $20 AUD.

221. Robbins Greenland, Margaret; McCudden, Lynn (editor) (2007). Magic, Mayhem, Merlini and Me. [Newcastle, NSW]: Lynn McCudden. 239 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos at rear, top corner near spine front cover little marked, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark title page, autograph (written dedication inside front cover). Memoir by Margaret Robbins Greenland of her exotic and chaotic family life with Robert Merlini, the famous Australian conjuror (magician). Also a revealing look at contemporary life in Sydney during the 1940s to 1970s, as well as the struggle of Merlini at being adopted, and not knowing his parent. ISBN: 9780958116435. Our Book No: 17424. $40 AUD.

222. Robinson, Paul (1975). Karajan [Art of the Conductor]. London: Macdonald & Jane's Publishers. 158 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear jacket (faint toning reverse, flap clipped), light foxing edges, faint toning pages. Biography of the famous German conductor of classical music. ISBN: 0354040316. Our Book No: 23671. $12 AUD.

223. Rodgers, Richard; Hammerstein, Oscar (1962). Songster of Lyrics from Rodgers and Hammerstein Show and Film Hits (Revised ed). Sydney / New York: Chappell & Co. / Williamson Music. 31 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staple slightly rusted), pages toned, minor edgewear. Revised edition, Popular songs from Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals of the late 1940s and 50s, such as South Pacific, Oklahoma, Carousel, King And I. Words only without music. Some of the songs are: Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Oh What A Beautiful Mornin', June is Bustin' Out All Over, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, Some Enchanted Evening, There is Nothing Like A Dame, Kansas City. This revised edition now includes words of songs from the later shows "Sound of Music" and "Flower Drum Song”. Latest copyright date of songs, 1959: printers mark 8/62. Our Book No: 40745. $15 AUD.

224. Rogers, Bob; O'Brien, Denis (with) (2008). Rock'n'roll Australia: The Australian Pop Scene 1954 - 1964 (2nd ed). Sydney: Burbank Production Services (BPS). 190 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (some full-page), front cover corner tips little scuffed, minor edgewear & rubbing, old price marks. Bob Rogers, the veteran Australian disk jockey and radio broadcaster (currently, 2CH, Sydney) relates the story of rock 'n' roll in Australia from a social history view. The inside story on overseas acts like Bill Haley, the Comets and the Beatles, as well as insights into Australia's home-grown talent. Documents an era in Australian history that will most likely never be repeated. (In Bob's foreword he states that this book is mainly a reprint of the first edition, 1975. He has updated the foreword.). ISBN: 9780980448115. Our Book No: 29529. $28 AUD.

225. Rowley Lees, Jennie (2008). The Sydney Eisteddfod Story: 1933 - 1941 (1st ed). Sydney: Sydney Eisteddfod. 315 pp. Paperback large octavo, thick card covers with flaps, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . The story of how the Sydney Eisteddfod opened in 1933, and went on to uncover a lot of amazing talent and started a cultural renaissance. An eisteddfod is a Welsh festival of literature, music and performing arts. ISBN: 9780975748329. Our Book No: 28003. $30 AUD.

226. Ruhen, Carl (1992). Sydney Male Choir: Eighty Years of Fine Harmony (1st ed). Sydney: Sydney Male Choir. 104 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, bottom corner tips rear cover & few pages lightly creased, small crease top edge front cover & few pages. The story of the Sydney Male Choir. ISBN: 0646081594. Our Book No: 23809. $15 AUD.

227. Sacks, Oliver (2007). Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (Reprint ed). London: Picador. 381 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. American psychiatrist's compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have changed the way we think of our brains, and of human experience. In this book he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people - from the man struck by lightning and suddenly inspired to become a pianist at age 42, to a group of children with Williams Syndrome who are hypermusical from birth. ISBN: 9780330444361. Our Book No: 26500. $18 AUD.

228. Sadler, R. K.; Hayllar, T. A. S. (1994). The Plot Thickens (1st ed). Melbourne: Macmillan Education. 231 pp. Paperback small quarto, flexible cover, very good plus condition, single-colour drawings, black & white text-photos, minimal foxing edges. A drama book for middle secondary school students. This lively selection of complete playscripts is full of humour, excitement, conflict, suspense and drama. Some of the plays explore teenage relationships, some raise important social and moral issues, some are simply fun to read and perform. Each play is accompanied by interesting and imaginative activities. There is also an introduction to the elements of drama, practical advice on staging a play, and a chapter that explores how to dramatise two topical issues. ISBN: 0732926351. Our Book No: 23385. $15 AUD.

229. Sandford, Christopher (2012). The Rolling Stones: Fifty Years (1st ed). London: Simon & Schuster. 497 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, minor crease front cover, minor edgewear. A fascinating biography by Christopher Sandford of the famous British rock'n'roll group, the Rolling Stones. He tells the human drama at the centre of their story, and explains what has made them so popular in Britain, so admired for their flamboyance, creativity and lifestyles, but also reviled elsewhere for the same reasons. ISBN: 9780857201034. Our Book No: 28916. $20 AUD.

230. Schimmelpfennig, Roland; Bulloch, Jamie (translator) (2018). One Clear, Ice-cold January Morning at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century (1st translated ed). London: Maclehose Press. 233 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, spine little creased, minor edgewear. A novel set in Germany. A wolf crosses the border between Poland and Germany. His trail leads all the way to Berlin, connecting the lives of disparate individuals whose paths intersect and diverge. Those who sight the wolf see their own lives reflected, and find themselves searching for a different path. This first novel of Germany's most celebrated contemporary playwright is written in prose of great power and precision. (Translated from German.). ISBN: 9780857057013. Our Book No: 30319. $20 AUD.

231. Schneider, Judith (editor) (1988). J. S. Bach French Suites with Seven Supplementary Pieces [Alfred Masterwork Edition]. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Company. 143 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, lay-flat binding, minor edgewear corners, crease top corner front cover. Text and sheet music. This book consists of the six harpsichord suites known as the "French Suites" composed by J. S. Bach (1685 - 1750) between 1722 and 1725 in the German city of Cothen (Kothen, Saxony), where he spent six productive and happy years as Capellmeister in the court of Prince Leopold, producing some of his best known works. The only copies of the French suites in Bach's own hand surviving today were found in a music notebook, possibly a gift to his wife Anna Magdalena on her birthday in 1722, shortly after their marriage. The present edition has been newly researched. The autograph and all the manuscripts were carefully studied by the editor. Our Book No: 25563. $35 AUD.

232. Schubert, Franz; Thomson, Robert (editor) (1987). Schubert: Dances for Piano [Plate: B.5169]. Melbourne: Allans Publishing. 78 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Sheet music for six piano dance pieces, by the Austrian composer: Waltzes, op. 9, D365, nos. 1-36: Waltzes and ecossaises, op. 18, D145, nos. 1-12 and 1-3: German dances and three ecossaises, op. 33, D783, nos. 1-16: Valses sentimentales, op. 50, D779, nos. 1-34: Viennese ladies Landler and two ecossaises, op. 67, D734, nos. 1-16: Valses nobles, op. 77, D969, nos. 1-12. Our Book No: 17622. $20 AUD.

233. Serle, Geoffrey; Rickard, John (introduction) (2014). From Deserts the Prophets Come: The Creative Spirit in Australia 1788 - 1972 (New ed). Melbourne, Clayton: Monash University Publishing. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny piece laminate coating loss top edge & corner rear cover, minor edgewear. Short history of Australia's literature, music, theatre, science and learning. This book was originally published in 1973. The author presented a series of lectures on Australian cultural history. This new edition contains an introduction by Serle's student and eminent Australian cultural historian John Rickard. ISBN: 9781921867545. Our Book No: 29429. $35 AUD.

234. Sewell, Stephen (2005). Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America: A Drama in 30 Scenes (Revised, reprint ed) [Currency Plays]. Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency Press. 89 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. An Australian in US academia finds himself dangerously at odds with the prevailing political temperature and is forced into a labyrinth of intrigue and threat. This is a major play from Australia's most explosive and challenging playwright. ISBN: 0868197750. Our Book No: 22858. $15 AUD.

235. Sinclair, Anita (1995). The Puppetry Handbook (1st ed). Castlemaine, VIC: Richard Lee Publishing. 208 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, corner tips covers lightly creased, spine little creased, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book is an introduction to the major principals and techniques of puppetry. Pupperty integrates music, dance, visual design, language, literature, mask, film and television. This book looks at methods of design, construction and employment of puppets intended for use in a dramatic context. The book has over 400 technical and informative drawings by the author, along her detailed text. She has spent 20 years of specialized study in the field of puppetry and its applications. ISBN: 0909431043. Our Book No: 30269. $60 AUD.

236. Smallwood, William (1966). Tutor for the Pianoforte: Containing all that is Requisite for Learning this Favourite Instrument and a Thorough Knowledge of the Rudiments of Music (Reprint ed) [Smallwood's Pianoforte Tutor]. Sydney: J. Albert & Son. 54 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, staples little rusted, pages lightly toned, minimal creasing covers & corners & edges. (Estimated date, 1966, advert inside rear cover "66".) Note: Continental fingering underlined, no plate number nor printer indicated, price 7.6. A classic sheet music guide to playing the piano, carefully explained. Originally published by Hunter & Day, London, about 1900 - 1910, and frequently reprinted by J. Albert & Son in Australia. Our Book No: 14329. $30 AUD.

237. Smallwood, William (1983). Smallwood's Pianoforte Tutor (New ed) [Plate AL 2207]. Sydney: Albert Publications. 56 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover, staples little rusted, minor creasing covers & corners & edges. (Estimated date, 1983, Trove catalogue, and date of printing.) A classic sheet music guide to playing the piano, carefully explained. Originally published by Hunter & Day, London, about 1900 - 1910, and frequently reprinted in Australia by J. Albert & Son (later Albert Publications). ISBN: 0869130846. Our Book No: 17301. $30 AUD.

238. Smith, Sue (2007). Bastard Boys. Sydney: Currency Press. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos (including frontispiece), front cover corner tips little creased, minor edgewear, faint remainder stripe bottom edge. This screenplay by Sue Smith follows the lives of the main players in a serious maritime industrial dispute that stopped Australia. A political thriller, war film, love story and courtroom drama all rolled into one, this story is one of the most significant events in Australia's recent past. ISBN: 9780868198095. Our Book No: 29673. $20 AUD.

239. Smythe, P. E. (1956). Twelfth Night: Critical Notes, Appreciation and Exercises. Sydney: The College Press. 27 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, front & rear cover & page corners creased, pages lightly toned, slight loss base spine, crease in front cover & title page, tiny tear fore-edge front cover & few pages, bottom corner rear cover removed, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. A little booklet published to aid the teaching of classic literature. A paraphrase of Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. (Estimated date: 1956, Trove catalogue. Rubber stamp, Dymock's Bookshop.). Our Book No: 27491. $10 AUD.

240. Songster, Southern (1955). Southern Melody Lane Songster. Sydney: Southern Music Publishing / Commercial Printing. 34 pp. Paperback very small, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), spine ends little rubbed, pages toned, rear cover & inside covers lightly faded, some edgewear. No 1 in this series (unstated). The words to popular songs of the 1940s & 50s. Words only without music. Some of the songs are: Honey, Be My Honeybee, Home on the Range , Black Eyes, Daddy and Home, Dear Old Sunny South by the Sea, It’s All because of You, Frankie and Johnny, Toolie Oolie Doolie. Price 9d. (No copyright dates: about 1955.). Our Book No: 40742. $15 AUD.

241. Songster, Southern (1955). Southern Melody Lane Songster No. 2. Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne: Southern Music Publishing / Marchant & Co (Printer). 34 pp. Paperback very small, good condition, stapled pamphlet (staple rusted), spine & ends little worn, pages & covers toned, two corner tips rear cover missing (small tear fore-edge), minute internal foxing, some edgewear. No 2 in this series. The words to popular songs of the 50s. Words only without music. Some of the songs are: Honey, Be My Honeybee, The Song of the Dijeridoo, Rockin' Chair, Tex Morton's New Frankie and Johnny, He Holds the Lantern (While His Mother Chops The Wood), The Last Rose of Summer, The Australian Surf Life Savers March. Includes a Xmas Carol Section at the rear (Silent Night). No copyright dates, about 1955. Our Book No: 40743. $10 AUD.

242. Songster, Southern (1956). Southern Melody Lane Songster No. 8. Sydney, Auckland, Melbourne: Southern Music Publishing / Marchant & Co. (Printer). 34 pp. Paperback very small, good condition, stapled pamphlet (staple rusted), section missing fore-edge rear cover (3 x 1 cm, no loss text), otherwise very good, pages & covers lightly toned, some edgewear. No 8 in this series. The words to popular songs of the late 40s and 50s (most are copyright 1955). Words only without music. Some of the songs are: First Love, Lisbon Antigua, A Satisfied Mind, No Arms Can Ever Hold You, The Great Pretender, He, A Teen Age Prayer, The Man With The Banjo, Bimbo, and many others. Price 1/-. Our Book No: 40744. $10 AUD.

243. Songster, Southern (1965). Southern Melody Lane Songster no 16. Sydney, Auckland: Southern Music Publishing. 35 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (staple rusted), sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, spine ends slightly rubbed, pages lightly toned, small edge tears covers, bottom corner front cover creased, covers lightly creased & marked, some edgewear. No 16 in this series (a larger format than earlier issues). The words to popular songs of the late 1950s & 60s (most are copyright 1965). Words only without music. Some of the songs are: Elvis Presley's Tell Me Why, Donovan's The Universal Soldier, Normie Rowe's I Just Don't Understand, M.P.D. Ltd. Little Boy Sad, Tell Me Please Johnny Rebb, What Will My Mary Say? Johnny Mathis, Can't You Hear My Heart Beat? Herman's Hermits. Price 20c, 2/-. Our Book No: 40746. $15 AUD.

244. Southall, Brian (2012). The Rise and Fall of EMI Records. London: Omnibus Press. 340 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. EMI was founded in 1931. In a visionary move for the gramophone age, it manufactured both hardware (recording and playback equipment) and software (records and tapes). For over 50 years, EMI dominated both sectors, its music division eventually becoming the most successful in the world with a roster that at various times included The Beatles, Maria Callas, Frank Sinatra, Cliff Richard, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, Queen, Robbie Williams, The Spice Girls, Kate Bush and Kylie Minogue. Then in the 1990s, things started to go wrong. This is the continuing saga of Britain's greatest music company as it faces an uncertain future under new ownership. The massive debts incurred have finally taken it to the brink of a break-up. ISBN: 9781780380759. Our Book No: 16752. $15 AUD.

245. Spearritt, G. D. (1967). Third Grade Theory of Music (1st ed) [Allans Edition 1022: Plate B.8909]. Melbourne: Allans Music Australia. 48 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled, edges faintly foxed, minor creasing. (Copyright date, 1967.) This small booklet of sheet music and text provides instruction time-signatures, grouping of notes and rests, completion of the bar - duplet, scales and keys, primary triads and inversions, recognition and writing of perfect and plagal cadences, rondo form, rhythmic and melodic invention, and terms and signs - sequence. Our Book No: 17316. $18 AUD.

246. Spencer, Allan; Spencer, Leslie; Ray, Glenn (1982). Elementary Guitar Course: A Programmed Approach to Learning the Classic Guitar: Book One [Book 1]. Brisbane, Rosalie: Allan Spencer & Glenn Ray. 52 pp. Paperback large quarto, card cover, very good condition, black & white cartoons, covers lightly creased & marked, minor edgewear, owner's written name front cover. Mainly sheet music of elementary exercises for the guitar, plus a few interleaved textual instructions. Our Book No: 14651. $20 AUD.

247. Stevens, Kate (1939). Games for Parties: Competitions, Games for Small Parties and Many Players, Tableaux, and Charades and Ideas for Dances (1st ed). London: Ward, Lock & Co. 128 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), edges toned & lightly foxed, pages lightly toned (few lightly foxed), edge tears jacket (small loss corners, piece missing spine ends, flap clipped, reverse side foxed), tear bottom edge one page, inner hinge little split (pages firm), few pencil ticks, old price marks, written names front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. A book useful for organisers of socials, hotel and shipboard entertainments, and also helpful to the giver of the most modest of house parties. Our Book No: 25705. $10 AUD.

248. Stewart, Douglas; Lindsay, Norman (illustrator) (1946). Ned Kelly: A Play (2nd ed). Sydney: Shepherd Press. 163 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good condition, dark blue cloth cover (gilt sketch front cover & spine lettering), full-page black & white plates, black & white vignettes, little tide marks top edge & fore-edge last several pages & some red bleeding (previous water contact now dry), top edge minimally foxed, owner's written name. A script for a radio play, first performed by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) in June 1942. This second edition is slightly revised from the original 1943 edition, and contains 18 desirable illustrations by Norman Lindsay, which capture to perfection both the spirit of the drama and the atmosphere of the period. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 14861. $15 AUD.

249. Stewart, Douglas (editor); Keesing, Nancy (editor) (1964). Old Bush Songs, and Rhymes of Colonial Times: From the Collection of A. B. Patterson (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 289 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), faint toning page edges, owner's bookplate front free flyleaf, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (few closed edge tears, edges little rubbed, flap clipped, minor edgewear). This book is the companion volume to "Australian Bush Ballads" published in 1954. This comprehensive collection of Australia's unique bush songs has a great deal of allied composition of the early days, verses by convicts, the first colonial ballads and broadsheets, and similar material. New material has been included, and many songs thought to be anonymous have been attributed to their rightful authors. Our Book No: 26122. $20 AUD.

250. Stoler Miller, Barbara (1984). The Gitagovinda of Jayadeva: Love Song of the Dark Lord (Reprint ed) [Indian Series of the Translations Collection of the United Nations (UNESCO)]. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. 225 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny scuff top spine, small closed tear spine, minor edgewear. This dramatic lyrical poem, translated & edited here by Stoler Miller, is a unique work in Indian literature and a source of inspiration in both medieval and contemporary Vaisnavism. It describes the loves of Krsna and Radha in 12 cantos containing 24 songs. The poem is really a kind of drama, of the ragakavya type, since it is usually acted. ISBN: 8120803671. Our Book No: 28374. $15 AUD.

251. Street, Eloise (1963). Sepass Tales: The Songs of Y-Ail-Mihth. Chilliwack, BC: Sepass Trust. 110 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), few black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), jacket little creased, top edge little foxed, minor edgewear, rubber stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Transcriptions of the Songs of Y-Ail-Mihth (The Ancient Singer), a creation myth of the American Indians, as recorded by Eloise Street. Chief Sepass of Chilliwack directed their translation and rhythmic cadence. The introduction on Chief Sepass and his people is by Oliver N. Wells, an authority on the Chilliwack tradition. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 14568. $10 AUD.

252. Suzuki, Shinichi (1971). Duets for Violins: Second Violin Parts to Selections from Suzuki Violin School Volumes 1, 2 and 3 (Revised ed). Miami: Summy-Birchard. 16 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled card cover, very good condition. Sheet music for violin: Suzuki Method International. Includes tunes from Suzuki, folk songs, Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Martini. ISBN: 0874870933. Our Book No: 13987. $10 AUD.

253. Szubanski, Magda (2015). Reckoning: A Memoir (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 374 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minor edgewear jacket. Magda Szubanski, one of Australia's most beloved actors, tells her story. In this extraordinary memoir, Magda describes her journey of self-discovery from a suburban childhood, haunted by the demons of her father's espionage activities in wartime Poland, and by her secret awareness of her sexuality, to the complex dramas of adulthood and her need to find out the truth about herself and her family. Announces the arrival of a fearless writer and natural storyteller. It will touch the lives of its readers. ISBN: 9781925240436. Our Book No: 17376. $25 AUD.

254. Tankard, Geoffrey (1988). Foundations of Pianoforte Technique. [Sevenoaks]: Novello. 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, minor creasing corners. Sheet music, being technical exercises about how to play the right note at the right time and in the right way, accompanied by brief instructions. By professor, Royal College of Music, London. Our Book No: 16437. $15 AUD.

255. Thatcher, Charles Robert (1964). Thatcher's Colonial Songs: Forming a Complete Comic History of the Early Diggings (Facsimile ed). Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 180 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, tan leatherette boards, light foxing edges & endpapers, faint toning pages, library stamp. This book contains words of the new collection of songs by the Inimitable Thatcher, also known as The Colonial Minstrel. Thatcher came to Australia from England to make his fortune on the Goldfields. This edition has been reproduced with the kind permission of Mr B. G. Brett of Melbourne, owner of the original copy. Our Book No: 40315. $30 AUD.

256. Tovey, Donald Francis; Foss, Hubert J. (editor); Walker, Dr Ernest (biographical foreword) (1946). A Musician Talks: The Integrity of Music: Volume 1 (3rd imp. ed). London: Oxford University Press (OUP). 161 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages & edges lightly toned, endpapers & edges lightly foxed, spine ends & edges little rubbed, flap clipped jacket (little faded including spine, faint scuff front cover), bookshop label front pastedown. This book is the permanent form of the late Sir Donald Tovey's Cramb and Alsop Lectures which he delivered at Glasgow and at Liverpool Universities respectively. Our Book No: 27591. $15 AUD.

257. Tranberg, Charles (2007). I Love the Illusion: The Life and Career of Agnes Moorehead (1st ed). Albany, GA: BearManor Media. 420 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A biography by Charles Tranberg about the American actor who is best known for her role as Endora in the popular TV series "Bewitched". The author found that Agnes was a fascinating subject. She was one of the few actresses who succeeded in every realm of show business: stage, radio, film, and television. ISBN: 159393095X. Our Book No: 40832. $30 AUD.

258. Trevelyan, R. C. (1931). Three Plays: Sulla, Fand, The Pearl-tree. London: L. & Virginia Woolf / Hogarth Press. 120 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, brown board cover (title label, little foxed), top edge foxed, some page edges foxed, pages lightly toned, some edgewear. A scarce collectible book of three verse plays from the press of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Our Book No: 17774. $15 AUD.

259. Trevelyan, R. C. (1932). Rimeless Numbers. London: Leonard and Virginia Woolf / Hogarth Press. 80 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, good condition, marbled covers, title label front cover & spine, strong foxing edges & first few pages (lesser foxing title page, plus spotted foxing to margins of some other pages), pages little toned, some edgewear, bookseller sticker. Scarce collectible verse play from the publishing house of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Plus verse translations from classic texts at the rear, including Theocritus, Catullus and Ovid. The last page has a note on metre. (Sticker of A. H. Spencer, Melbourne.). Our Book No: 17683. $50 AUD.

260. Trewin, Wendy (1989). The Royal General Theatrical Fund: A History 1838 - 1988. London: Society for Theatre Research. 171 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, top corners lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket. The story of the Royal General Theatrical Fund Association, London. The fund sprung up when five actors in 1838 met to discuss the need for a fund to avert "the combined evils of age and poverty" among the great body of actors. A great book about the history of theatre. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0854300465. Our Book No: 23143. $10 AUD.

261. Tucker, James; Von Rosenberg, Otto (pseudonym); Roderick, Colin (editor) (1996). The Grahame's Vengeance, or The Fate of James the First, King of Scotland: A Historical Drama in Three Acts. Townsville: Foundation for Australian Literary Studies / James Cook University. 85 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), minor edgewear. An historical drama about the murder of James I of Scotland by Robert Grahame in 1437. Written by the convict James Tucker, author of Ralph Rashleigh, at Port Macquarie, NSW, in 1845. This is the first authentic transcription of the manuscript, together with a biographical sketch and commentary on the play. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0864435827. Our Book No: 13232. $10 AUD.

262. Voller, Debbi (1990). Madonna: The New Illustrated Biography (Revised ed). London: Omnibus Press. 104 pp. Paperback large wide quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour photos (many full-page), minor edgewear. During the 1980s Madonna has become the most successful female singer in the history of pop music. An updated edition of the best selling illustrated biography which traces her life and career from childhood in Detroit through her early struggles to her most recent hit LP 'Like a Prayer' and beyond. Included are the harrowing details of her broken marriage to Sean Penn, her obsession with dance, the nude modelling, her early bands and disco records, Live Aid, her films, the massively successful 'Who's That Girl' tour and much more. ISBN: 0711921857. Our Book No: 16678. $20 AUD.

263. Wainwright, Robert (2017). Miss Muriel Matters: The Australian Actress who Became One of London's Most Famous Suffragists (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 376 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, single-colour cartoon, single colour photo, one colour postcard, minor edgewear. Inspiring story of an Australian actress who became one of London's most famous suffragists. In 1909, Muriel made headlines around the world when she flew over London in an airship with the slogan 'Votes for Women' and dropped leaflets over the city. Muriel was dubbed 'that daring Australian girl', and the American media declared it to be the world's first aerial protest. Muriel is relatively unknown in both Britain and Australia today. Discovers a remarkable woman full of intelligence, passion and bravery who fought for women's rights in a world far from equal. ISBN: 9780733333736. Our Book No: 40289. $30 AUD.

264. Webster, Merv; Heathcote, Doug (illustrator); Head, Dawn (illustrator) (2002). A Muster of Australiana: Biography, Bush Verse and Yarns by the Goondiwindi Grey. Bargara, QLD: Merv Webster / Printed by T. E. C. Print. 289 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, tiny scuff top spine, base spine lightly bumped, front hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear corners. The author writes about his many adventures in Queensland. Merv and his wife Chris take their show Laughter & Tears from the Bush around Australia, and meet many interesting people, and travel to a number of places. This book was a finalist in the Australian Bush Laureate Awards. ISBN: 1876245794. Our Book No: 30087. $25 AUD.

265. Wheatley, Nadia; Buczynski, Waldemar (drawings); Phillips, Neil (drawings) (1984). Dancing in the Anzac Deli: Based on a Screenplay by Nadia Wheatley and Terry Larsen (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 119 pp. Hardback small, good condition, black & white drawings, illustrated endpapers, pages lightly toned, light foxing edges & few pages, tiny scuff marks edges, base spine & bottom corners little rubbed, cover corners little bumped, tiny cuts top edges few pages, top corners two pages creased (bookmark), sticker (number) inside rear cover. Children's novel about Newtown (Sydney). Sequel to "Five Times Dizzy". Now part of the TV mini-series "Five Times Dizzy". Commended in the Australian Children's Book of the Year awards. ISBN: 0195545761. Our Book No: 27818. $10 AUD.

266. White, Patrick; Armfield, Neil (director) (2000). Playbill: A Cheery Soul. Sydney: Playbill Pty Ltd / Sydney Theatre Company. 36 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover, black & white & colour text-photos & adverts. A playbill for this revival of Patrick White's play "A Cheery Soul", jointly produced by the Sydney Theatre Company, Company Belvoir, in association with Sydney Festival and the Sydney Opera House Trust. This production opened at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, on 30 December, 2000. Loosely inserted: Single-sheet brochure advertising a performance in Brisbane at the Suncorp Theatre in June 1992, also directed by Neil Armfield. Our Book No: 16589. $60 AUD.

267. White, Patrick (editor) (1986). Memoirs of Many in One, by Alex Xenophon Demirijian Gray (1st U.K. ed). London: Jonathan Cape / Printed by Butler & Tanner. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), white endpapers, pages toned as usual, minor foxing jacket edges, minor edgewear, faint remainder stripe. Unusual final novel by Patrick White, written from the viewpoint of a leading lady Alex Gray, a quick-change artist of many personae. ISBN: 0224023713. Our Book No: 1193A. $20 AUD.

268. White, Patrick (editor) (1986). Memoirs of Many in One, by Alex Xenophon Demirijian Gray (1st Canadian ed). Toronto: Irwin Publishing. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), green endpapers, papered board cover (cloth spine), minor edgewear, remainder mark (spot),. Unusual final novel by Patrick White, written from the viewpoint of a leading lady Alex Gray, a quick-change artist of many personae. ISBN: 0772516502. Our Book No: 4289. $20 AUD.

269. Wilkins, Richard (2011). Black Ties, Red Carpets, Green Rooms (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 254 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), few sepia (brown tinted) photos, black & white & colour photos, minimal edgewear jacket, base spine little rubbed. This book is a collection of the authors favourite, most interesting and strangest star encounters. As Channel Nine's entertainment editor and the original face of MTV Australia, he has interviewed many stars including Madonna, Mick Jagger, Barbara Streisand and Mariah Carey. ISBN: 9781742571041. Our Book No: 27628. $18 AUD.

270. Williams, Raymond (1972). Drama in Performance (Revised, reprint ed). Harmondsworth: pelican Books / Penguin Books. 194 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages toned, minor edgewear, bookshop label inside front cover. Analysis of actual productions with reference to their social setting. He discusses the effect on drama of new techniques in film and television and concludes this critical essay with a review of contemporary possibilities. ISBN: 0140214593. Our Book No: 25511. $10 AUD.

271. Williamson, David (1992). Emerald City (Reprint ed). Sydney, Paddington: Currency Press. 75 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear cover corner tips, cover design differs from stock photo. This play by David Williamson is a fast-moving, wisecracking commentary on morals, and the rivalries and passions to be encountered on the road to success. ISBN: 0868191701. Our Book No: 26278. $12 AUD.

272. Williamson, David (1993). Brilliant Lies. Sydney: Currency Press. 74 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. A serious comedy, this play by David Williamson is a masterful piece of dramatic argument which directs our sympathy from party to party, uncovering layers of residual damage beneath the surfacer allegations. ISBN: 0868193712. Our Book No: 26270. $15 AUD.

273. Williamson, David (2002). The Jack Manning Trilogy: Face to Face - A Conversation - Charitable Intent. Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency Press. 152 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, base spine rubbed, bottom corner front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Three plays by David Williamson about community conferencing - a process bringing together the victims and perpetrators of a crime in an attempt at reconciliation and rehabilitation. ISBN: 0868196576. Our Book No: 30273. $20 AUD.

274. Witcombe, Eleanor (1949). Playbill: The Bushranger. Sydney, Mosman: Mosman Children's Theatre Club (MCTC). 4 pp. Folded sheet, single, good plus condition, pages creased & lightly toned. This small pamphlet lists the cast of this play for children. Also presents the story behind "The Bushranger". It is a tale of happenings on the old Bathurst Road during the turbulent days of the Gold Rush. The rear pages contains a notice for an exhibition of children's art, as well a list of committee members of the MCTC. Our Book No: 15471. $10 AUD.

275. Wright, Thomas (2008). Oscar's Books (1st ed) [Oscar Wilde]. London: Chatto & Windus. 370 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white & colour photos, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear jacket. This biography by Thomas Wright explores the personality of Oscar Wilde through his reading. The story of Wilde's life in a fresh and engaging way, from his childhood in Dublin, where he was nurtured on Celtic myth, Romantic poetry and Irish folklore; through his undergraduate years in Oxford, where he built his intellect out of books; to prison, where books saved his sanity; and to his final days in Paris, where he consoled himself with old favourites such as Flaubert and Balzac. Draws on unpublished and little-known material to write this biography. ISBN: 9780701180614. Our Book No: 27582. $25 AUD.

276. Wright Wexman, Virginia (editor) (1999). Jane Campion Interviews (1st ed) [Conversations with Filmmakers Series]. Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, minimal edgewear. In this collection of interviews Jane Campion speaks of her films, of her early life in Wellington, New Zealand, and of her training as a filmmaker in the 1980s at the Australian School of Film and Television. Jane Campion is best known for her award-winning film "The Piano". ISBN: 1578060834. Our Book No: 40369. $25 AUD.

277. Yangchen, Soname (2006). Child of Tibet: The Story of Soname's Flight to Freedom (1st ed). London: Piatkus. 184 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, minimal edgewear. The author was born in the Tibetan countryside during the Chinese occupation. In this inspiring autobiography, set against the backdrop of a turbulent Tibet, she talks about a different culture and way of life. One woman's indomitable spirit sustains her through desperate circumstances, heartache, international singing success and, at last, reunion with her lost family. ISBN: 0749951117. Our Book No: 24078. $15 AUD.