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1. Abbott, Peter; Abbott, Tegan (2011). Eucalyptus Oil: Australia's Natural Wonder (2nd ed). City Not Stated: Peter & Tegan Abbott. 178 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white vignettes & text-photos, pages faintly toned as usual. (Second edition stated, estimated date, 2011 - internal evidence.) Subtitle: Uses - production - history - real life stories - tips - recipes. Cover subtitle: Hints & tips - over 200 uses inside. Dedicated to Joseph Bosisto C. M. G. (1824 - 1898), the Australian pioneer who was the first to produce eucalyptus oil commercially, and who spent the next 45 years fostering its use worldwide. ISBN: 9780646575469. Our Book No: 14880. $15 AUD.
2. Adams, L. & G.; Olive, Barry (illustrator) (1982). Why Kookaburra Laughs at Dawn (1st ed) [SRA Australian Legend Series]. Sydney: Science Research Associates (SRA). Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, some glue marks pastedowns (during manufacture), minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp, non-author written dedication. First edition. Children's picture story based on a Aboriginal legend about how the kookaburra got its laugh. ISBN: 0574282300. Our Book No: 4099. $16 AUD.
3. Aris, E. [Ernest] (1908). You Might Drop In: Wishing You a Merry Christmas [Star Series]. Accrington & London: Havelock Lonsdale Art Publisher. N/A pp. Postcard oblong, very good condition, colour drawing, minimal foxing, minor edgewear. Picture of two men on ice skates, one standing behind a sign stating "Ice Not Safe". Ernest Aris (1882 - 1963) was a prolific English illustrator of children's books, particularly for Beatrix Potter. He also did commercial art for postcards etc. Our Book No: 16810. $15 AUD.
4. Aroney, Ellie; Feain, Paul (2016). Ion Idriess: An Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography. Sydney: Sydney Rare Book Auctions / Cornstalk Bookshop. 126 + 19 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), colour photos, endpaper map, glossy paper. (No 133 of a limited edition of 200 autographed copies.) An illustrated bibliography of all 56 bestselling books by the popular Australian writer Ion Idriess. Each book (arranged alphabetically by title) covers 2 to 4 pages, and consists of photos of the dustjacket and cloth covers, plus a list of each edition and reprint, including publisher, month and year published, and print run (where known). There are separate sections on the illustrators and photographers. A unique guide. ISBN: 9780994522801. Our Book No: 16795. $150 AUD.
5. Australian Atomic Energy Commission (AAEC), Officers of (1957). Prospecting and Mining for Uranium in Australia: Notes for the Guidance of Prospectors (Unstated 2nd ed). Canberra: Australian Atomic Energy Commission (AAEC) / Department of National Development. 128 + 14 pp. Hardback small, card cover (red cloth spine), very good plus condition, colour photos at rear, black & white text-photos, appendices, rear flyleaf little toned, few pages little creased (during manufacture), minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An excellent copy of this practical booklet. Includes descriptions of uranium and thorium-bearing minerals and their deposits, prospecting procedures, services available, and government laws pertaining to uranium. All 14 colour plates present. Loosely inserted: compliments slip from AAEC. Our Book No: 13066. $35 AUD.
6. Avery, Lt-Col. Brian (2001). Our Secret War: The 4th Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment Defending Malaysia Against Indonesian Confrontation, 1965 - 1967 (An Account of Operations in the Jungles of Borneo 1964 - 1966) (1st ed). Melbourne, Rosebud: Slouch Hat Publications. 216 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, black & white text-photos, endpaper maps, frontispiece, minor edgewear dustjacket, spine ends little rubbed, bottom corners & edge on book little rubbed. An intriguing account of the clandestine Australian operations carried out in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan) during Confrontation in the mid 1960s. This is the story of the 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, raised at Woodside in 1964, and sent to Malaysia in 1965 as part of Australia's contribution to the defence of the region. The author has shown a rare insight into the harsh conditions faced by the Australian infantrymen during training, and the subsequent secret Claret Operations against the Indonesians during confrontation in Malaysia. ISBN: 095852968X. Our Book No: 28864. $80 AUD.
7. Beddoe, Rebekah (2007). Dying for a Cure: A Memoir of Antidepressants, Misdiagnosis and Madness (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 346 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This is a memoir of her nightmarish three years of being repeatedly misdiagnosed, only to realise that her medication was the cause of her mental deterioration. Her book is based on medical and pharmaceutical records, diary entries, four years of research, and memories of her own and family and friends courageous enough and caring enough to travel her journey through depression. ISBN: 9781741664782. Our Book No: 26354. $40 AUD.
8. Bedson, Jack; Gouldthorpe, Peter (illustrator) (1987). Don't Get Burnt! or The Great Australian Day at the Beach (1st p/b ed) [Beginnings Books Level 2: Conexts for Early Language Learning]. Sydney, North Ryde: Methuen Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners, minimal annotation flyleaf (few letters). Children's story about a family day at the beach, and what happens when Jack forgets the sun cream. ISBN: 0454013973. Our Book No: 25768. $20 AUD.
9. Boswell, Annabella; Herman, Morton (introduction) (1981). Annabella Boswell's Journal: An Account of Early Port Macquarie. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 200 pp. Paperback, very good condition, endpaper map, minor edgewear. The fascinating diary of a young women growing up in New South Wales coastal town of Port Macquarie in the 1830s and 1840s. ISBN: 0207140316. Our Book No: 4104. $15 AUD.
10. Bradbury, Jim (1998). Stephen and Matilda: The Civil War of 1139 - 53 (1st p/b ed) [1139 - 1153]. Gloucestershire: Sutton Publishing. 218 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations, chart, corner tips front cover little bent, scratch front cover. This popular account, now available in paperback for the first time, is the only complete story of the complex military situation, regarding English Civil War of 1139 - 1153, and the battle for the English Crown which dominated the reign of King Stephen. The book looks at the war in detail through the various campaigns, battles and sieges of the period, including the two major battles at the Standard and Lincoln, showing that Stephen always held more ground than his opponents and was mostly on the offensive. The book is illustrated throughout with photos, maps and manuscript illustrations. ISBN: 0750918721. Our Book No: 28833. $20 AUD.
11. Bradman, Don [Donald] (1950). Farewell to Cricket. Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 316 pp. Hardback, jacket missing, good condition, green cloth cover (little flecking edges), black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), endpapers lightly foxed, pages faintly toned, spine ends chipped, small tear base front endpaper, edgewear. First edition. Australia's greatest cricketer tells his own story of his playing days from his childhood in Australia to his last triumphant season in England. Includes a chapter on captaincy. Our Book No: 4102. $15 AUD.
12. Bruce, Mary Grant; Ker Wilson, Barbara (afterword) (1996). Norah of Billabong [Bluegum Classic / Billabong Book 3]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 270 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Norah is joyfully reunited with her family for the Christmas holidays. This is another of Mary Grant Bruce's popular Billabong books for young adults, originally published in 1913. ISBN: 0207191085. Our Book No: 4108. $18 AUD.
13. Bryant, Shane; Park, Tony (with) (2010). War Dogs: An Australian and His Dog Go to War in Afghanistan (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 256 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, single black & white photo, minor edgewear, minor bump top spine, minor edgewear top edge. The author tells his story about his time in Afghanistan working with elite American special forces alongside his faithful dog, Ricky. Shane is part of a band of modern day warriors; civilian contractors who commute to and from war zones. Highly trained dogs and their handlers search for improvised explosive devices or hidden weapons out on patrol with combat troops. The dogs have been credited with saving many lives by finding the hidden weapons before they explode. ISBN: 9781405039895. Our Book No: 28832. $18 AUD.
14. Burke, Keast (1973). Gold and Silver: Photographs of Australian Goldfields from the Holtermann Collection (1st thus ed). Melbourne, Ringwood: Penguin Books. 265 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, black & white photos (many full-page), spine edges & ends little rubbed, edges lightly foxed, spine jacket little faded, pages faintly toned, inner hinge slightly split (pages firm). This fascinating book contains photos of Sydney, and other New South Wales towns, small mining settlements in Victoria and eastern New South Wales, taken in the 1870s. The author discovered the photographic glass negatives in 1951, in a garden room of a house in Sydney. He had re-discovered the Holtermann Collection, a huge series of photographic negatives, over 600 of which recorded life in two mining towns. This book, presents over 160 of the best of the goldfields photos, selected and annotated by the author. He reconstructs these thriving settlements exactly as they were in the year 1872. ISBN: 0140037527. Our Book No: 28858. $20 AUD.
15. Byrne, Brendan (2004). Lifting the Burden: Reading Matthew's Gospel in the Church Today. Sydney: St Pauls Publications. 249 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Judgment is a focal point for many interpreters of Matthew. To some people, God is seen as a server and helper to those in need, but others see God as a judge. The burden of impending judgment can be a heavy load to carry, but does it need to be? The author, a professor of New testament at Jesuit Theological College, Melbourne, selects passages from Matthew, to demonstrate an awareness of Jesus as one who lightens humanity's burdens rather than adding to them. Contains methods of interpretation that are sensitive to the concerns of Christianity and Judaism as it focuses on the elements of the Gospel that balance the importance of judgment and view it within a broader context. ISBN: 1876295848. Our Book No: 16806. $16 AUD.
16. Caddy, George; Davies, Alan (2008). Bondi Jitterbug: George Caddy and His Camera. Sydney: State Library of New South Wales Press (SLNSW Press). 21 pp. Paperback small quarto, thick card covers, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear spine ends, spine little creased, minor edgewear. This pamphlet tells the story of George Caddy who was born in Melbourne and moved with his family to Sydney in 1929. He took his camera to the beach on weekends. George's negatives were mostly unpublished and remained undisturbed in a shoe box for 40 years. When he died in 1983, his son Paul retrieved the box from the flat in Maroubra, but the box and the 290 medium format negatives disappeared among his father's unsorted possessions for some years. Two decades passed before their importance was realised. This pamphlet goes with the exhibition from December 2008 to February 2009, at the State Library of New South Wales, curated by Davies. Images in the exhibition are from negatives held by Paul Caddy. The photos cover the 1930s and 1940s at Bondi Beach, Sydney. ISBN: 0731371917. Our Book No: 28847. $15 AUD.
17. Campbell, Peter (1979). The Observer's Book of Sailing Craft of Australia and New Zealand (1st ed) [Australian Observer's Series, no A5]. Sydney / London: Methuen of Australia / Frederick Warne. 262 pp. Hardback very small, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, minor edgewear, owner's written name, copy 2. The uncommon Australian edition of a handbook in the highly collectible Observer series. ISBN: 0454000766. Our Book No: 3572A. $18 AUD.
18. Carron, Wm [William] (1965). Narrative of an Expedition Undertaken Under the Direction of the Late Mr. Assistant Surveyor E. B. Kennedy, For the Exploration of the Country Lying Between Rockingham Bay and Cape York [etc] [Australiana Facsimile Editions]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 98 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, green leatherette cover, foldout colour map at rear, front endpapers faintly foxed, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Title continues: "By Wm. Carron, one of the survivors of the expedition. To which are added, 1. The Statement of the Aboriginal native Jackey Jackey, who accompanied Mr. Kennedy. 2. The Statement of Dr. Vallack and Captain Dobson, who rescued the survivors of the expedition; and 3. The Statement of Captain Simpson, of the "Freak," who proceeded in search of Mr. Kennedy's papers, &c." William Carron's account of explorer Edmund Kennedy's ill-fated expedition to Far North Queensland in 1848, from which Carron was one of only three survivors. Facsimile edition, originally published by Kemp & Fairfax, Sydney, 1849. Our Book No: 16788. $35 AUD.
19. Castaneda, Carlos (1993). The Art of Dreaming. New York: HarperCollins. 260 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges & pages faintly toned, top edge lightly foxed, jacket little rubbed (flap clipped), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Explains Don Juan's teachings on discovering the world of the spirit through the power of dreams. (States 1st edition but number line starts at 2.). ISBN: 0060170514. Our Book No: 28861. $18 AUD.
20. Chichester, Francis (1981). 50th Anniversary of Sir Francis Chichester's Flight Across the Tasman [First-Day Cover & Photo]. Sydney: Australia Post. N/A pp. Ephemera, envelope, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, rubber stamps, memento sticker. Plus: photograph, very good condition, sepia (brown-coloured), minimal edge tear, annotation rear side. First-day cover: Has sticker signed by Capt. R. Ockenden, and J. Koch (Re-Enactment Party). Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the first east-west solo crossing of the Tasman Sea by Chichester in 1931: Auckland to Norfolk Island, then to Lord Howe Island, then to Jervis Bay, NSW. Photograph: Shows picture of aircraft ZK-AKK plus onlookers, perhaps on Lord Howe Island, plus autograph of Chichester (copy, possibly dated 1967 according to annotation rear cover). Our Book No: 16811. $15 AUD.
21. Cohan, George M. (1923). When June Comes Along With a Song: Fox-Trot Song. Sydney: J. Albert & Son. 6 pp. Paperback small folio, looseleaf, fair condition (reading copy), colour pictorial front cover, row staple holes along spine, covers foxed & worn, pages lightly toned, edgewear, owner's written name. Sheet music for this song, from Hugh J. Ward's musical comedy "The Rise of Rosie O'Reilly". By arrangement with M. Witmark, New York (American publishers). Our Book No: 16787. $10 AUD.
22. Cole, Frances; Macdonald, Helen; Carus, Catherine; Howden-Leach, Hazel (2005). Overcoming Chronic Pain: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (1st ed) [Overcoming Series]. London: Robinson. 270 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, front cover little scratched, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A clear guide to managing the effects of pain. The health team use a self-help method based on techniques tested with patients in community and hospital programs. ISBN: 1841199702. Our Book No: 28840. $15 AUD.
23. Collier, Mark; Manley, Bill; Parkinson, Richard (new illustrations) (1998). How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-By-Step Guide to Teach Yourself (1st ed). London: British Museum Press. 179 pp. Hardback, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white drawings, covers little rubbed. A practical step-by-step guide. It is suitable for beginners, or anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of the language and culture of Ancient Egypt. The authors use their many years of experience to introduce genuine texts from ancient monuments, using clear and attractive copies specially commissioned for this book. There are practical exercises to develop reading skills. The monuments include funerary inscriptions, coffins and tomb scenes, and the texts and supporting notes offer a first-hand look at topics such as the pharaonic administration, family life in Ancient Egypt, and the Egyptian way of death. ISBN: 0714119105. Our Book No: 28836. $20 AUD.
24. Condon, Matthew (2013). Three Crooked Kings (Reprint ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 346 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. 'It was the genius of the system . . . from day to day you didn't know who was on the take or not. You didn't know who you could trust.' The shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by 50 years of corruption. At its core was Terence Lewis, deposed and jailed former police commissioner. From his entry into the force in 1949, Lewis rose through the ranks, becoming part of the so-called Rat Pack with detectives Glendon Patrick Hallahan and Tony Murphy under the guiding influence of Commissioner Frank Bischof. The next four decades make for a searing tale of cops and killings, bagmen and blackmail, and sin and sleaze that exposes a police underworld which operated from Queensland and into New South Wales. Explores the pivotal role that whistleblower Shirley Brifman, prostitute and brothel owner, played until her sudden death. Based on extensive and unprecedented access to Terry Lewis and his personal papers. By award-winning journalist and novelist. ISBN: 9780702238918. Our Book No: 15822. $20 AUD.
25. Courtney, Catherine (editor); Costigan, Jacqui & Fidler, Erma (2000). Ups & Downs: Lives of Love, Challenge and Commitment. Melbourne, Blackburn: PenFolk Publishing. 361 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. Consists of 17 moving stories by families who have overcome the initial shock and disappointment at the birth of their Down Syndrome baby. An inspiring book from which all can learn much about Down Syndrome, about love and acceptance, about social attitudes that hurt and harm, as well as those that promote harmony. ISBN: 1875894195. Our Book No: 16783. $30 AUD.
26. Cozzolino, Mimmo; Rutherford, G. Fysh (with); Blainey, Geoffrey (introduction) & Adams, Phillip (introduction) (1980). Symbols of Australia (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 192 pp. Paperback large square quarto, very good condition, many black & white drawings, spine little faded, minor edgewear. Amazing reference compilation of trademarks, packaging and advertising graphic arts - highly symbolic of Australian culture for the past 100 years. The Aborigines, flora and fauna, places, people, local language and historical events are all moulded into our commercial heritage, ranging from quaint visual puns to blatant racism. ISBN: 0140700943. Our Book No: 2550. $30 AUD.
27. Dalton, Robin (1997). Aunts Up the Cross (Reprint ed) [Kings Cross]. Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia. 172 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), pictorial endpapers, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Autobiography of child bought up by eccentric aunts in Sydney's notorious King Cross district during the 1920s and 1930s. ISBN: 0855617306. Our Book No: 2933. $20 AUD.
28. Dann, George Landen (1943). Caroline Chisholm: A Play. Sydney: Mulga Publications. 122 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket (fixed to cover), good plus condition (in good plus jacket), front pastedown lightly foxed, pages faintly toned, edgewear, rubber stamps. The playwright is an Australian military draughtsman who has previously won competitions for his plays. This one tells the story of the pioneer English humanitarian who tirelessly promoted the welfare of unaccompanied women migrants to Australia. Our Book No: 16796. $20 AUD.
29. Dickson, Paul (2001). Sputnik: The Shock of the Century (1st ed). New York: Walker & Co. 310 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. Reports the dramatic events and developments leading up to and following the Soviet launch of the satellite Sputnik in 1957. This book is a strikingly revised picture of the politics and personalities behind the facade of America's fledgling efforts to get into space exploration (the start of the space race, part of the Cold War). ISBN: 0802713653. Our Book No: 28830. $20 AUD.
30. Dodson, Aidan (2001). The Hieroglyphs of Ancient Egypt (1st ed). London: New Holland. 144 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour photos (many full-page), minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly foxed), spine ends & edges little rubbed. Explores the origins and development of hieroglyphic writing, - the mystery of the hieroglyphs and the ancient civilization that spawned them. Offers new insights into the lives and language of the ancient Egyptians. ISBN: 1859749186. Our Book No: 28866. $20 AUD.
31. Dorr, Robert F. (editor); Bishop, Chris (editor) (2002). Vietnam Air Warfare: The Story of the Aircraft, the Battles, and the Pilots Who Fought (1st ed). London: Greenwich Editions. 253 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white & colour text-photos, bottom corners front & rear covers little bumped & rubbed, minor edgewear jacket (closed tear, minor creases edges, corners little scuffed). Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book documents this fascinating period in the history of military aviation. The photos and technical drawings and profiles gives a complete picture of 25 years of aerial combat in Southeast Asia (Vietnam). This is an excellent reference book and a record of a period in Australia's history that should be remembered. ISBN: 086288408X. Our Book No: 28863. $30 AUD.
32. Durack, Mary; Durack, Elizabeth (illustrator) (1965). The Courteous Savage: Yagan of Swan River (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Thomas Nelson. 83 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket, good condition, pictorial cover, front inner hinge & base spine little split (pages firm), top spine chipped, pages lightly toned as usual, edgewear. Children's picture story of a young Aboriginal warrior from Western Australia and his troubled relationship to the colonial government which lead to his death. This book was commended 1965 in the Australian Children's book of the Year Awards. Our Book No: 25024. $15 AUD.
33. Eather, Steve (1993). Target Charlie: The Exciting Story of Australia's Air War in Vietnam 1964 - 1972. Weston Creek, ACT: Aerospace Publications. 132 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, maps, black & white text-photos, corner tips front cover lightly worn, top corner rear cover creased, light impressions front cover, few light creases front cover, small mark title page, minor edgewear. This very readable book is about the Vietnam air war, the people in it and their achievements, challenges and disappointments in an unforgiving and hostile land. The maps, statistical data and tables have not been published previously. This is an excellent reference book and a record of a period in Australia's history that should be remembered. ISBN: 1875671048. Our Book No: 28852. $20 AUD.
34. Eldershaw, M. Barnard (1978). A House is Built. Adelaide: Seal / Rigby Limited. 304 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Co-winner of Bulletin prize for the best Australian novel in 1928. Novel of whaling days in early Sydney 1837 - 1887. One mans' vision of success in a new colony and its tragic effects on the rest of his family. ISBN: 0727009702. Our Book No: 4105. $12 AUD.
35. Fischer, Henry George; Acheson Wallace, Lila (curator) (1979). Ancient Egyptian Calligraphy: A Beginner's Guide to Writing Hieroglyphs (1st ed). New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. 63 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white figures, pages faintly toned, edges lightly foxed, jacket lightly toned & foxed (chipped, few closed tears, spine faded), spine ends & rear cover lightly rubbed. Aims to provide beginning students with step-by-step guidance in drawing hieroglyphs, and secondly, to supplement the observations of Gardiner in the Sign List at the back of his Egyptian Grammar. There are 24 of the common forms of "alphabetic" (monoconsonantal) signs, and a selection of other signs that are either difficult to draw or that call for additional comment - a total of about 200 in all. Comparative material, emphasizing Old Kingdom models, is presented in 165 line drawings. ISBN: 0870991981. Our Book No: 28845. $25 AUD.
36. Garner, Jonathan (2007). Dry Gardening Australia: Sustainable Drought-Proof Gardening From the Soil Up (1st ed). Sydney, Millers Point: Murdoch Books. 208 pp. Paperback small quarto (with wide flaps), very good condition, colour photos (many full-page), minor edgewear, tiny scuff base of spine. This book offers expert advice, step by step techniques, helpful hints and planting guides for four different climate types. The many colour photos illustrate how it is easy to have a sustainable garden that can be enjoyed by everyone. ISBN: 9781741960648. Our Book No: 28854. $30 AUD.
37. Gates, Robert M. (2014). Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War. London: WH Allen / Ebury Publishing. 621 pp. Paperback very thick octavo, very good condition, colour photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. After serving six presidents in both the CIA and the National Security Council, Robert Gates believed that he had left Washington politics behind for good but when he received the call from the White House in 2006 to help a nation mired in two wars.. Forthright and unsparing, this behind-the-scenes account of his five years as a Secretary of Defense at war, including battles with Congress, the two presidents (Bush and Obama) he served, the military itself, and the vast Pentagon bureaucracy. His efforts to help George W. Bush turn the tide in Iraq, and his role as a guiding (often dissenting) voice for Barack Obama, and, most importantly, his ardent devotion to the American soldier. Offers unvarnished appraisals of American political leaders, and tells a powerful and deeply personal story, giving us an unprecedented look at two administrations and the wars that defined them. ISBN: 9780753555545. Our Book No: 16817. $30 AUD.
38. Gerster, Robin (2008). Travels in Atomic Sunshine: Australia and the Occupation of Japan (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 327 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, map, minor edgewear jacket (top corner front cover), pages faintly toned, spine ends & cover corners little rubbed. A study of the neocolonialism of foreign occupation. Reports on the Australians of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (BCOF) moving into western Japan in February 1946, to "demilitarise and democratise" the atom-bombed backwater of Hiroshima Prefecture. Up to 20,000 Australian servicemen, including wives and children, took part in an historic experiment in nation-rebuilding dominated by the United States and the occupation's supreme commander, General MacArthur. Winner NSW Premier's History Awards 2009. ISBN: 9781921215346. Our Book No: 28859. $25 AUD.
39. Glenn, John G. (1960). Tobruk to Tarakan: The Story of the 2/48th Battalion, A.I.F. (The Story of a Fighting Unit). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 269 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in facsimile dustjacket), black & white photos, illustrated endpapers, sepia (brown-coloured) frontispiece, facsimile of tattered jacket (90% complete), edgewear, owner's written names, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The story of the 2/48th Battalion AIF, the most decorated soldiers of the Second AIF, including four Victoria Crosses. This is the common trade edition, unlike the longer presentation edition which includes nominal rolls. The battalion was raised in Adelaide in August 1940, and deployed to the Middle East, where it saw action during the siege of Tobruk and the second battle of El Alamein, before returning to Australia to fight in New Guinea. The battalion took part in the advance on Lae and the fighting around Finschhafen and Sattelberg. In mid-1945 it took part in the strategic landings on Tarakan Island, eastern Borneo. (Written name with soldier id no. SX9999.). Our Book No: 16160. $130 AUD.
40. Golder, John (editor); Madelaine, Richard (editor) (2001). O Brave New World: Two Centuries of Shakespeare on the Australian Stage. Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency Press. 306 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, top corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear, few top corner tips pages little creased. An overview of the cultural history of Shakespeare production in Australia during the past 200 years. The book traces the history from early improvised performances to the Bell Shakespeare Company today. Illustrated with over 60 archival photos, many not previously published. ISBN: 0868196134. Our Book No: 28860. $28 AUD.
41. Grosskopf, Arne (2008). Australian Stockwhips and Other Curios: Collection Arne Grosskopf. [Melbourne]: [Arne Grosskopf]. 74 pp. Paperback small folio, good plus condition, card cover (stapled), many colour text-photos, base front cover little crinkled & marked (previous water contact now dry), minor edgewear. A photographic collection of Australian collectibles, mainly stockwhips and walking sticks and related products. Our Book No: 4138. $50 AUD.
42. Guenther, Herbert V. (1972). Buddhist Philosophy in Theory and Practice. Baltimore: Pelican Original / Penguin Books. 240 pp. Paperback, good condition, edges foxed, rear cover rubbed, edgewear. ISBN: 0140213929. Our Book No: 4090. $10 AUD.
43. Guy, H.; Guy, C.; Paris, Alfred (illustrator) (1897). Le Roman d'un Petit Marin (2nd ed) [Bibliotheque des Ecoles et des Families]. Paris: Librarie Hachette et Cie. 272 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, original pictorial red cloth cover (spine ends chipped), black & white engravings, all edges gilt, some foxing (mainly near edges of some pages), blotchy patches rear cloth cover (small section board exposed), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Second edition. A children's maritime adventure set in Brittany [France], North Africa, India and Indo-China [Indochina]. Our Book No: 1851. $50 AUD.
44. Hall, Timothy; Hall, Elizabeth (1979). The Observer's Book of Civil Aircraft of Australia and New Zealand. Sydney / London: Methuen / Frederick Warne. 214 pp. Hardback very small, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor marking front endpapers, minor edgewear, owner's sticker. A scarce Australian edition of the Observer series of little collectible books. ISBN: 0454000758. Our Book No: 7447. $20 AUD.
45. Hancock, Linda (2011). Regulatory Failure? The Case of Crown Casino. Melbourne: Deakin University / Australian Scholarly Publishing. 260 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. A case study of the Crown Casino, Melbourne, based on interviews with 225 staff members. A story of regulatory failure, failed implementation of responsible gambling, failed performance against international best practice benchmarks, targeting of vulnerable groups like senior citizens and patrons served drinks to the point of intoxication and then expelled onto the streets of Southbank. The author was previously a Law Reform Commissioner, and Chair of the independent Gambling Research Panel of Victoria. ISBN: 9781921875144. Our Book No: 16803. $40 AUD.
46. Harrison, Lewis; Canfield, Jack (foreword) (2004). Healing Depression Naturally. New York: Twin Streams / Kensington Publishing. 252 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Describes a 12-week program and will teach about the arsenal of herbs that fight depression, aromatherapy, breathing exercises to expel repressed negative emotions, colors that influence your feelings, ancient Eastern techniques utilizing touch and massage that release cellular memory blocks and buried emotions, telling jokes, dancing, and journal-keeping. ISBN: 0758205384. Our Book No: 16816. $25 AUD.
47. Hassall, Rev. James S. (1977). In Old Australia: Records and Reminiscences from 1794 (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series, no. 7]. Sydney, North Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 215 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, no jacket as issued, red cloth cover (gilt spine lettering, embossed border front cover), frontispiece photo (drawing), bottom edge faintly foxed, minor edgewear. Written by a clergyman son of the Rev. Thomas Hassall, the first Australian candidate for ordination in the Church of England. James describes his life in New South Wales (mainly Parramatta, Bungonia, Berrima), and some of the activities of his maternal grandfather, Rev. Samuel Marsden. (No 245 of a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies. Facsimile of book originally published in Brisbane, 1902.). ISBN: 0908120060. Our Book No: 14717. $30 AUD.
48. Hawkins, Tim (2010). Fruit That Will Last: 10th Anniversary Edition (How to Develop a Youth Ministry With Lasting Impact) (Revised ed). Sydney, Baulkham Hills / New Malden, Surrey: Hawkins Ministry Resources / Good Book Company. 352 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition. Australian youth pastor (Castle Hill, Sydney) explains how to design a youth ministry so that it will have lasting impact on the lives of young people. How can you make sure that the youthwork at your church is achieving the one thing that God wants you to achieve? Step inside the inner strategy of "Crossfire", one of the most respected and fruitful youth ministries around. ISBN: 9781906334994. Our Book No: 16804. $20 AUD.
49. Hodge, Brian (1988). Touring Hill End. Sydney, Penshurst: Cambaroora Star Publications. 24 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A description of this historic mining district in central New South Wales. The old black & white photos add interest to the historical notes. The author's uncle, Harry Hodge, has written several booklets about this locality. ISBN: 0959657333. Our Book No: 28430. $20 AUD.
50. Hodge, Brian (2009). Golden Hill End (1st stated ed). Sydney, Penshurst: Cambaroora Star Publications. 158 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos (few colour), top spine little bumped, top corners three page corners creased (bookmarks), minor edgewear. Describes this historic mining district in central New South Wales. The old black & white photos add interest to the historical notes. The author's uncle has written booklets about this historical part of the world. ISBN: 9780959657888. Our Book No: 28857. $20 AUD.
51. Holthouse, Hector (1986). Cannibal Cargoes: The Story of the Australian Blackbirders. Sydney: Outback Classics / Angus & Robertson. 233 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Cannibal Cargoes tells the story of what was, at times, Australia's own slave trade: the transport of Kanakas from the Pacific islands to work on Queensland sugar cane fields. The book recounts the fantastic adventures of men whose lust for profit made them risk death at the hands of cannibals. ISBN: 0207153086. Our Book No: 20965. $15 AUD.
52. Idriess, Ion (2016). Nemarluk [Imprint Lives]. Sydney, Exile Bay: ETT Imprint. 171 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, black & white drawings, copy 1. Nemarluk, one of the most feared Aboriginal renegades in northern Australia, vowed to rid his land of all intruders, both white and Japanese. This is the story of the last three years of his life, and his extraordinary battle with the Aboriginal tracker Bul-Bul, who was employed by the Northern Territory police to put an end to Nemarluk's fight. (1 copy of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 9781925416565. Our Book No: 16794. $25 AUD.
53. Idriess, Ion (2016). Nemarluk [Imprint Lives]. Sydney, Exile Bay: ETT Imprint. 171 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, black & white drawings, copy 2. Nemarluk, one of the most feared Aboriginal renegades in northern Australia, vowed to rid his land of all intruders, both white and Japanese. This is the story of the last three years of his life, and his extraordinary battle with the Aboriginal tracker Bul-Bul, who was employed by the Northern Territory police to put an end to Nemarluk's fight. (1 copy of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 9781925416565. Our Book No: 16794A. $25 AUD.
54. Imhof, Lani (2014). Peruvian Dream. Nowra, NSW: Lahuanta Publishing. 230 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, map, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. This fascinating story is about the author's chance meeting in the Peruvian Highlands with Karina Carbajal Moreira. Karina's parents were struggling to feed their six children, so giving them a good education seemed a far away dream. The Australian couple provided support for the older children's tertiary education, and a life-long bond between the two families was formed. ISBN: 9781876779986. Our Book No: 28831. $17 AUD.
55. Ingpen, Robert; Bower Ingram, Anne (editor) (1989). The Idle Bear (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, endpapers lightly foxed, cover corners slightly bumped, tiny scuff top corner rear cover, tiny scuff bottom corner front cover, spine slightly faded, base of spine slightly bumped. Winner 1986 Hans Christian Anderson Medal. This delightful and funny children's picture story explores the private worlds and thoughts of Ted and Teddy, teddy bears that capture every bear lover's imagination. Brilliant pictures make this a delightful children's picture story for all ages. ISBN: 0850912288. Our Book No: 28837. $15 AUD.
56. Inkpen, Mick (2005). Beachmoles and Bellvine (1st p/b ed). London: Hodder Children's Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, fold-out illustration, spine little creased, covers little scratched, rear cover little marked, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about a vine that grows and grows on Blue Nose Island. Written and illustrated by the creator of "Kipper and Wibbly Pig". ISBN: 0340878665. Our Book No: 28828. $10 AUD.
57. Jinks, Brian (2010). Gulgong's Gold Commissioner: The Story of Rolf Boldrewood and Robbery Under Arms (Reprint ed). Lithgow, NSW: Brian Jinks. 25 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos. This pamphelt is a detailed report on Thomas Alexander Browne's troubled period as Gold Commissioner in the new goldfields at Gulgong (NSW) from 1871. He is better known by his pseudonym Rolf Boldrewood as the author of the classic early Australian novel "Robbery Under Arms". ISBN: 0975752510. Our Book No: 16818. $20 AUD.
58. Kane, Glenda; Allen, Lisa (2010). Anzac Day Parade. Auckland: Puffin / Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture story revealing a poignant look at war through the eyes of a former member of the 18th Battalion. Told in rhyme it takes place on Anzac Day, when an old man and a young boy meet - the young boy wide-eyed and wanting to hear the glories of war and death; the old man quietly sad to remember the reality of what was faced. He looked out over the young one’s head, and the past was all he could see. ISBN: 9780143505426. Our Book No: 16821. $12 AUD.
59. Kapsaskis, Angeline (1985). The Commonsense Greek Cookery Book (P/b ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 155 pp. Paperback, good condition, front cover lightly creased, corner rear cover creased, pages lightly toned, edgewear. ISBN: 0207151415. Our Book No: 4095. $10 AUD.
60. Kaye, Sanford (1989). Writing Under Pressure: The Quick Writing Process. New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 190 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), dual binding (has superior binding along spine), minor edgewear. Provides a system called the quick writing process that focuses on real-world writing tasks and shows how to produce the clearest, most honest, most powerful work possible under the constraints of time and space. ISBN: 0195052234. Our Book No: 7937. $15 AUD.
61. Kearsley, Graeme R. (2007). Thomas Henry Ivers 1889 - 1940: A Sergeant of the Light Horse in Palestine (1st ed). London: Yelsraek Publishing. 248 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour reproductions, frontispiece, few black & white text-photos, one sepia (brown-tinted) photo of the artist, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover & last twelve pages creased, bottom corner rear cover little bent, top of spine bumped. A biography of Australian war artist Thomas Henry Ivers. His art has survived in probably not less than 200 sketches, drawings and a few paintings, of which about 77 works are retained in the Australian War Memorial Collection in Canberra. The first chapter provides a background to the earlier life of the artist, up to the second call-up of WW1 in 1915. All others relate to his life and art during and from the period of the Great War through to his later life in Sydney up until his death in 1940. ISBN: 9780954115838. Our Book No: 28844. $50 AUD.
62. Keneally, Tom; Johnson, Gillian (illustrator) (2003). Roos in Shoes (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. First edition. Children's picture story about the Drewe family who live on a farm and share their land with a tribe of kangaroos. When an electricity company threatens to throw them off their farm, the kangaroos decide to take action. This is a delightful rhyming tale from well-known Australian author Tom Keneally. ISBN: 1740518640. Our Book No: 16822. $20 AUD.
63. Ker Wilson, Barbara; Price, Sue (illustrator) (1984). Kevin the Kookaburra (Reprint ed) [Australian Golden Books]. Sydney, Drummoyne: Golden Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial board cover, very good condition, colour drawings, minor scratching covers, traces of foxing & toning, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. A delightful children's picture story about the adventures of Kevin kookaburra, including being nursed by the Townsend family when injured. ISBN: 0855587865. Our Book No: 4098. $15 AUD.
64. Kiernan, Ian; Jarratt, Phil (1995). Coming Clean. Sydney: Macmillan. 237 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, pages lightly toned as usual, some edgewear. Autobiography of the Australian businessman, yachtsman and environmentalist who established the Clean Up Australia community organization. ISBN: 0732908256. Our Book No: 11845. $15 AUD.
65. Kinsman, Mary (2007). Joshua Bray: A Tweed Valley Pioneer. Sydney, Chatswood: Bannerman Bros. 92 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, few full-page single-colour photos (including inside covers), laminate coating lifting from bottom corner rear cover, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication by author) on title page. This book looks at the life of Joshua & Gertrude Bray. The Bray family contributed to the settlement and the growth of the Tweed Valley in New South Wales. Their descendants live in many parts of the world, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy and in nearly every Australian state. The authors' grandsons Andrew and Alastair Bannerman have taken great pride in publishing this very special biography. Our Book No: 28865. $30 AUD.
66. Little, John (2008). Catherine's Gift: Inside the World of Dr Catherine Hamlin. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 271 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Gynaecologist Catherine Hamlin left Australia in 1959 to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Over 40 years later Catherine is still there. She dedicated her life to women suffering the catastrophic effects of obstructed labour. She set up the Fistula Hospital in 1975 - a major teaching institution for surgeons from Ethiopia and the developing world. This companion volume to "The Hospital by the River" tells the extraordinary stories of many of her patients. ISBN: 9781405038829. Our Book No: 16807. $15 AUD.
67. Lovelock, William (1962). Tests in Sight Reading For Piano: From First Grade to Diploma: Vol. 1 First to Third Grade [Imperial Edition no. 897: Plate B8178]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 20 pp. Paperback folio, very good condition, stapled (rusted), card cover, covers & pages lightly creased, minor pencil impressions front cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Three pieces of sheet music, for testing first, second and third grade difficulty, respectively. Advert rear cover no. 581 (other Lovelock publications). Our Book No: 16802. $15 AUD.
68. Macintyre, Duncan Ban; Macleod, Angus (editor) (1952). The Songs of Duncan Ban Macintyre (1st ed) [Scottish Gaelic Texts]. Edinburgh: Scottish Gaelic Texts Society / Oliver & Boyd. 581 pp. Hardback, no jacket, good condition, top edge gilt, roughly cut page edges, light internal toning & foxing, endpapers little foxed & toned, edges toned, spine ends lightly worn, rear cover corners little bumped, minor edgewear, owner's written name. This wonderful old book contains the songs of 18th century Gaelic poet Duncan Ban Macintyre, who was born at Glenorchy, Argyleshire, Scotland, in the year 1724. He began to compose songs at age 23. The Gaelic words appear opposite the English translation by Macleod (edited, with notes and introduction). Our Book No: 28839. $30 AUD.
69. MacRobert, Virginia (2010). Gin's Tonic: Ocean Voyage Inner Journey (1st stated ed). Hong Kong: Proverse Hong Kong. 536 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name & date). This book is the daily record of a journey around the world. The author, Henry the dog, Coco the cat, and some crew members shared her journey. They took a long journey under sail in the catamaran sailing vessel Dai Long Wan. They left the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in October, 2006, and arrived back in March 2008, which took 493 days to complete a circumnavigation. This log of their voyage records real-life episodes with pirates, terrific storms and breakdowns in the middle of the most remote places on the planet. The author was born in Australia, and raised on a farm in New South Wales. ISBN: 9789881772435. Our Book No: 28826. $40 AUD.
70. Mason, John (2007). Growing Australian Natives (2nd ed) [Australian Gardening Series]. Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 252 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos, bottom corner tip rear cover scuffed, minor edgewear. This book offers basic information, landscaping with native plants, caring for them, taking cuttings and solving problems. There is an extensive plant encylopaedia that covers all the main genera of Australian native plants, their habits, and their cultivation requirements. ISBN: 9780731813100. Our Book No: 28849. $22 AUD.
71. May, Robert M. (1988). Physicians of the Soul: Psychologies of the World's Great Spiritual Teachers (1st p/b ed) [Houston, Jean (foreword)]. Amity, NY: Amity House. 231 pp. Paperback small octavo, front cover creased, first page very creased, good condition, traces of foxing, edgewear, cover photo differs from stock photo. About the author's search for Self among the central spiritual teachings of the world. Devotes a chapter each to the life and teachings of Lao Tzu (Taoism), Moses (Judaism), Jesus (Christianity), Gotama (Buddhism), Krishna (Hinduism) and Muhammed (Islam). He carefully unpacks the seminal teachings of each master, and adds his own personal experience of each tradition. ISBN: 0916349535. Our Book No: 21494. $10 AUD.
72. McDonald, Hamish (2014). Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, small edge tear top edge few pages, minor edgewear. From Author's Note: This book is intended as a quick overview of contemporary Indonesia. The author, an Australian Indonesia expert, returns to the nation he loves, both to tell the story of its past, and to consider the possibilities of its future as a democratic nation. ISBN: 9781863956611. Our Book No: 28827. $20 AUD.
73. McIntosh, Fiona (2013). Fields of Gold (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 562 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition. This novel of high adventure, tragedy and enduring love, by well-known Australian writer, moves from the windswept cliffs of the Cornish coast to the goldmines of southern India. Charismatic womaniser Jack Bryant has the world at his feet, but when trouble catches up with him he's forced to flee Penzance for good. ISBN: 9780143568445. Our Book No: 28473. $16 AUD.
74. McKinley, Tamara (2007). Lands Beyond the Sea (1st ed) [Oceana Series]. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 397 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, base spine little bumped, few rear pages little creased, minor edgewear. Historical Australian novel in the Oceana Series. A epic story of love, discovery, loss and hardship. Following the lives of pioneers and Aborigines alike, set against the rich tapestry of newly-colonised rural Australia. ISBN: 9780340924662. Our Book No: 28834. $15 AUD.
75. Megalogenis, George (2012). The Australian Moment: How We Were Made for These Times (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 394 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear. First edirion. one of Australia's sanest journalists explores contemporary social and political history in Australia. He draws on new research and candid interviews with Australia's five previous prime ministers to tell the story of how we've come to be living in the "Australian Moment". ISBN: 9780670075218. Our Book No: 27679. $20 AUD.
76. Merrill, Ronald T. ; McElhinny, Michael W. (1983). The Earth's Magnetic Field: Its History, Origin and Planetary Perspective [International Geophysics Series]. London: Academic Press. 190 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, figures, large crease corner rear cover, owner's written name title page, internally excellent. Draws together the major lines of inquiry into geomagnetism which have been traditionally studied separately: the Earth's magnetic field and its secular variation, planetary palaeomagnetism and archaeomagnetism, and theoretical studies of the origin of the magnetic field. A focus is the relationship of dynamo theory to paleomagnetic studies. ISBN: 0124912427. Our Book No: 4100. $20 AUD.
77. Miller, H. C. (1976). Early Birds: Magnificent Men of Australian Aviation Between the Wars. Adelaide: Seal Books / Rigby Ltd. 166 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos centre spread, pages lightly toned as usual, faint creasing top corner front cover & few pages, spine little faded as common, minor edgewear, sticker covers old price. His story, telling of the unreliable and sometimes bizarre aircraft, the daring flights and the flamboyant fliers. A vivid piece of modern Australian history and a constantly enthralling narrative. ISBN: 0727001353. Our Book No: 17081. $10 AUD.
78. Moresby, Admiral John (1909). Two Admirals: Admiral of the Fleet Sir Fairfax Moresby 1786 - 1877, and His Son, John Moresby, a Record of Life and Service in the British Navy For a Hundred Years, with Portraits and Illustrations [Murray's Imperial Library]. London: John Murray. 419 pp. Hardback thick octavo, no jacket, good condition, blue cloth cover (gilt vignettes & lettering), frontispiece (tissue guard), black & white photos (plates), three single-colour maps at rear (one folded), front inner hinge little split (pages firm), endpapers & edges toned, pages faintly toned, minimal scattered foxing, edgewear (notably spine edges & ends), owner's written names. First edition. Biography of father and son admirals in the British Navy. John Moresby is best known for his survey of the New Guinea coast and the discovery of the harbour, that became Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. "These gleanings from my father's life, and reminiscences of my own, could not have appeared without the collaboration of my daughter, Lily Moresby (Mrs. Hodgkinson)" (from Preface). Our Book No: 16800. $450 AUD.
79. Moresby, Captn John (1876). New Guinea & Polynesia: Discoveries & Surveys in New Guinea and the D'Entrecasteaux Islands: A Cruise in Polynesia and Visits to the Pearl-Shelling Stations in Torres Straits of H. M. S Basilisk. London: John Murray. 327 + 32 pp. Hardback thick octavo, no jacket, fair condition (intact, but needs repairs), dark blue cloth cover (gilt vignettes & lettering, LOOSE), black & white frontispiece engraving, map, foldout map at rear (small tear), large dent rear board cover bottom edge near spine, front endpapers foxed, edges toned, edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. Publishers catalogue at rear. Our Book No: 16799. $150 AUD.
80. Moriarty, John; McHugh, Evan (with) (2000). Saltwater Fella (An Inspiring True Story of Success Against All Odds). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 285 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. The author began a search for his family which took him from his Saltwater People on the Gulf of Carpentaria to heading an internationally acclaimed Aboriginal design company. John sets out to find his Aboriginal and Irish families - uncovering some amazing connections, while raising his own children to appreciate their special heritage. ISBN: 0670878650. Our Book No: 25339. $13 AUD.
81. Morimoto, Junko (1987). A Piece of Straw (New ed). Sydney: Methuen. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small square quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings, front cover corner tips little scuffed, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, owner's initials flyleaf. Children's picture story based on a Japanese folk tale, and illustrated by Junko Morimoto. A man named Yohei found many ways to use a piece of straw. The charming drawings make this book suitable for any age. Highly Commended by The Children's Book Council of Australia. ISBN: 0454013922. Our Book No: 28853. $20 AUD.
82. Muldoon, James (2014). Hegel's Philosophy of Drives (1st ed) [New Studies in Idealism]. Aurora, CO: Noesis Press. 145 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, closed tear at cover join top spine, minor edgewear. Uses Hegel's philosophy to demonstrate the importance and centrality of the concept of the drives to Hegel's thought. Reveals the ways in which a focus on this concept transforms our understanding of the Hegelian project. The drives are examined as they are developed throughout Hegel's writing. Also an introduction to the development of Hegel's thinking, and gives an overview of the major points of his ethical and political thought. ISBN: 9781934542453. Our Book No: 28838. $18 AUD.
83. Naiura (2006). Tales of My Grandmother's Dreamtime (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bartel Publications. 44 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, patterned endpapers, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. Authentic Aboriginal fables as told by the author's grandmother. The large full-colour drawings make this a delightful children's picture story for any child, or adult interested in collecting Aboriginal fables. ISBN: 1876206195. Our Book No: 25080. $18 AUD.
84. Nelmes, Michael (2009). A Unique Flight: The Historic Aircraft Collection of the Australian War Memorial (Reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 352 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, bottom edge & corners covers little rubbed. Heavy (1.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The Australian War Memorial displays its historic aircraft collection. Shows stunning photos of the aircraft in action, detailed colour scheme notes, cockpit images and stories of service. Includes stories of the people who flew and maintained the aircraft, and brings a new dimension to the wars in which they fought. Parts of the book cover the First World War, the Second World War in Europe and the Pacific, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The featured aircraft include the early types such as the Deperdussin and Albatross, the famous Lancaster 'G for George', the P-40E Kittyhawk, the Meteor jet fighter, the Canberra bomber and the Iroquois helicopter. ISBN: 9781741107685. Our Book No: 28841. $40 AUD.
85. Nicholson, Ian Hawkins (1981). Gazetteer of Sydney Shipping: Being a Geographical Index of Ports of Origin and Destination, and Places Discovered, Visited or Remarked Upon by Sydney Shipping of the Period [Roebuck Society Publication]. Canberra: Roebuck Society. 218 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, typewritten text, maps, black & white text-photos, top edge foxed, spinewear, minor edgewear. An alphabetical geographical listing of all the various ports of origin and destination of ships and craft arriving at or departing from Port Jackson [Sydney Harbour], and places discovered, visited or referred to by Sydney shipping of the day. Considered to be an appendix to two previous volumes: Shipping Arrivals and Departures Sydney 1788 - 1825 (Cumpston) and 1826 - 1840 (Nicholson). ISBN: 0909434182. Our Book No: 16786. $20 AUD.
86. Nicholson, Ian Hawkins (1985). Shipping Arrivals and Departures, Tasmania. Volume I: 1803 - 1833 (Parts I, II & III) [Roebuck Society Publication]. Canberra: Roebuck Society. 224 + 94 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, typewritten text, maps (including endpapers), small black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. The first volume on Tasmanian shipping arrivals and departures, from 1803 to 1833, mainly in and out of Hobart and Launceston, and including shipwrecks. Part 2 is an index of ships and vessels. Part 3 is an index of persons. Also includes other reports and events of a nautical nature, providing a maritime history of the first 32 years of the colony. A geographical gazetteer is not included, but comprises part of Volume II. ISBN: 0909434220. Our Book No: 16785. $50 AUD.
87. Nolan, Peter (2006). Possums & Bird Dogs: Australian Army Aviation's 161 Reconnaissance Flight in South Vietnam. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, corner tips front cover little worn, bottom corner tip front cover little scuffed, small mark last page, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. This is the story of Australian Army Aviation in South Vietnam. The fledgling 161 Reece flight deployed to Bien Hoa in 1965. Its Possum call sign was heard in the crowded skies until Australian operations ceased in 1972. The author has used official histories and the flight records, supplemented by oral histories from its past members, to write a vivid account of the challenges faced and overcome by a small group of Australians at war. ISBN: 1741146356. Our Book No: 28843. $20 AUD.
88. Nunn, Judy (2015). Spirits of the Ghan (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 381 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Australian novel set in the Northern Territory. An ancient wrong is awakened, down the track someone must pay. Hired as an negotiator, Jessica Manning must walk a delicate line to reassure the Aboriginal elders their sacred sites will be protected. Will her own Arunta heritage win their trust? Reveals the red heart of Australia. ISBN: 9780857986733. Our Book No: 28835. $20 AUD.
89. Offit, Paul A. (2008). Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search For a Cure. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket). An American expert on vaccines challenges the modern-day false prophets who have so egregiously misled the public and exposes the opportunism of the lawyers, journalists, celebrities, and politicians who support them. Offit recounts the history of autism research and the exploitation of this tragic condition by advocates and zealots. A London researcher asserted that the combination measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR) caused autism in children (later debunked). Some parents then declared that a mercury-containing preservative in several vaccines was responsible for the disease. Children with autism have also been placed on stringent diets, subjected to high-temperature saunas, bathed in magnetic clay, asked to swallow digestive enzymes and activated charcoal, and injected with various combinations of vitamins, minerals, and acids. He considers the manipulation of science in the popular media and the courtroom, and he explores why society is susceptible to the bad science and risky therapies put forward by many anti-vaccination activists. ISBN: 9780231146364. Our Book No: 16784. $18 AUD.
90. Owen, John M. (2006). Program Evaluation: Forms and Approaches (3rd ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, tables, figures, minor edgewear, bookshop sticker. Third edition. Australian academic specialist in program evaluation offers a straightforward practical overview of the evaluation process. Shows evaluators how to identify appropriate forms and approaches, using an original framework. Examines the role of evaluation in program development, and offers proven techniques for involving stakeholders. ISBN: 1741146763. Our Book No: 13591. $30 AUD.
91. Pedrina, Jeff (2006). Wallaby Airlines: Twelve Months Caribou Flying in Vietnam [Heritage Series]. Tuggeranong, ACT: Air Power Development Centre, RAAF. 179 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. A personal and thoughtful story (diary) of his 12 month's service in Vietnam with No 35 Squadron ('Wallaby Airlines'). The story is about the people, and personalities, he meet during his tour of duty, and it is also the story of the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou - the first mass-produced short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft of its size. It is still operated by the RAAF today. ISBN: 1920800131. Our Book No: 28848. $35 AUD.
92. Pung, Alice (editor) (2008). Growing Up Asian in Australia. Melbourne: Black Inc. 351 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, few black & white drawings (cartoons), minor edgewear. In this collection, Asian-Australians tell their own stories with verve, courage and a large dose of humour. They include: Shaun Tan, Jenny Kee, Annette Shun Wah, Anh Do, Khoa Do, John So, Simone Lazaroo, Christopher Cyrill, Jason Yat-Sen Li, Sunil Badami, Hoa Pham, Quan Yeomans, Caroline Tran, Tom Cho, Vanessa Woods. ISBN: 9781863951913. Our Book No: 25107. $20 AUD.
93. Reed, Naomi (2007). My Seventh Monsoon: A Himalayan Journey of Faith and Mission. Sydney: Ark House Press. 205 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). The Australian physiotherapist tells her story of her family's Christian mission to train Nepalese physiotherapists. ISBN: 9780980345827. Our Book No: 16793. $10 AUD.
94. Reed, Naomi (2008). No Ordinary View: A Season of Faith and Mission in the Himalayas. Sydney: Ark House Press. 175 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The Australian physiotherapist, and author of "My Seventh Monsoon", continues the story of her family's Christian mission to train Nepalese physiotherapists. She openly shares the highs and lows of their lives as they struggled to remain faithful to God's call during Nepal's political upheavals. ISBN: 9780980452341. Our Book No: 22700. $15 AUD.
95. Reynolds, Henry (1999). Why Weren't We Told? A Personal Search for the Truth About Our History (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 264 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal foxing endpapers, minor edgewear. First edition. A frank account of how the author realised that he, like generations of Australians, grew up with a distorted picture of Aboriginal history. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0670887412. Our Book No: 13559. $15 AUD.
96. Roy, Mme; Perron, J. (1909). Les Explorations Géographiques au XIXe Siècle. Paris: Societe d'Edition et de Publications. 256 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good condition, quarto-bound, leather spine (raised bands, gilt lettering), marbled boards & endpapers, drawings, maps, spine ends chipped (edges worn), pages toned, string bookmark, dated bookplate (school prize certificate). Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Estimated date, 1909, bookplate.) Title in English: "Geographic explorations of the 19th century". A worthy worldwide survey of exploration, written in the French language. Our Book No: 16808. $100 AUD.
97. Ruck, Nigel (2013). Loving Your Lawn: Your Guide to the Perfect Aussie Lawn (Reprint revised ed). Berry, NSW: Green Propeller. 124 pp. Paperback small quarto, stiffened covers, very good condition, colour photos, top corners little bumped, base of spine little scuffed, tiny scuff fore-edge front cover & bottom corner. This book is the first Australian lawn guide designed specifically for our unique conditions. This practical, comprehensive guide to installing, maintaining and getting the best out of your lawn is packed with photos to help make the book more user friendly. ISBN: 9780646559216. Our Book No: 28829. $15 AUD.
98. Scoresby, Rev. William; Smith, Archibald (editor) (1859). Journal of a Voyage to Australia and Round the World, for Magnetical Research (1st ed). London: Longman, Green Longman, & Roberts. 96 + 315 + 24 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, original black embossed cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), colour plates, black & white engraving frontispiece portrait, tables, figures (some colour), foldout colour map loosely inserted (fragile, repaired, plus facsimile copy), new endpapers, few end pages edges repaired, errata slip tipped in, pages faintly toned (edges toned), minor edgewear. First edition. Pages 1 - 96: "Exposition of magnetical principles ... disturbance in iron ships". Followed by, pages 1 - 315: "Narrative of the voyage". Rev. Scoresby (1789 - 1857), the noted Arctic explorer, later became the first navigator to investigate the changes in magnetism in an iron ship as it sailed from the northern to southern hemisphere. He was appointed in 1855 to the Liverpool Compass Committee which investigated the deviation of the compass in wooden and iron ships in response to losses at sea caused by compass errors. In 1856 he and his his wife sailed on the maiden voyage of the "Royal Charter" to Australia and back, to make systematic observations on the magnetism of iron ships. He was awarded an honorary MA degree at Melbourne University during this visit. His pleasing results were published in 1859 after his death. (Ferguson 15510. Publisher's catalogue at rear. Includes facsimile of foldout map, loosely inserted.). Our Book No: 16813. $650 AUD.
99. Sikes, Bartholomew (1860). Sikes' Tables of the Concentrated Strength of Spirits, with Directions for the Use of His Hydrometer [etc] (Revised ed). City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 143 + 7 pp. Hardback, no jacket, good condition, embossed purple cloth boards, gilt title, edges little foxed, minor foxing pages, pages lightly toned, boards & edges little rubbed, light stain front pastedown, inner hinge little split (pages firm), page of calculations tipped-in front free endpaper, minor annotation rear flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). Title continues: "Established throughout the United Kingdom for estimating the duties of spirituous liquors. By Act of Parliament, 58 Geo. III., cap. 28. To which is added, Tables of Specific Gravity adapted to the use of the hydrometer". This special book explains the use of a hydrometer to measure the concentrated strength of spirits. This book would be a wonderful addition to a collection of culinary books, or anyone interested in the history of making spirits. Tipped-in leaf contains thermometric calculations. Our Book No: 28856. $80 AUD.
100. Sorabji, Richard (2002). Emotion and Peace of Mind: From Stoic Agitation to Christian Temptation (1st p/b ed). New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 499 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, corner tips rear cover little creased, corner tips front cover little scuffed,minor edgewear. The author gives a ground-breaking study of Ancient Greek views of the emotions and their influence on subsequent theories and attitudes, pagan and Christian. The book centers on the Stoics, but the author draws on a number of texts to give a rich historical survey of how Western thinking about emotions developed. This book will be fascinating for anyone with an interest in emotions from a historical or contemporary perspective. ISBN: 0199256608. Our Book No: 28846. $25 AUD.
101. Suffolk, Owen; Dunstan, David (editor) (2000). Owen Suffolk's Days of Crime and Years of Suffering. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 334 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, spine little creased, minor edgewear. Huge autobiography of the convict Owen Suffolk deported from England to Australia for theft in 1846. He was no common criminal but a poet, storyteller and orator. In 1867 his extensive autobiography "Days of Crime and Years of Suffering" was published in the Australasian, a leading newspaper of the period. This is the first time it has been reprinted in book form. ISBN: 1875606580. Our Book No: 21742. $20 AUD.
102. Teachers Association of NSW, Public Schools Cookery (1963). The Commonsense Cookery Book (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 238 pp. Paperback, fair condition (reading copy), black & white text-photos, adverts front & rear pages, covers & edges foxed, corner tips few pages creased, pages very toned, covers creased, edgewear, sticker mark base spine. Subtitle: "Over 500,000 copies sold". An intact tight copy of this popular cookery book for New South Wales schools, and which also became very popular with the general public. Classic adverts for Tulip Margarine, Mother's Choice Flour, Aunt Mary's Baking Soda, Hi-Fri Solid Cooking Oil and Kitchen Pride Stainless Steel Sinks. Our Book No: 16809. $30 AUD.
103. Thomas, J. W. (2010). Von Nias Nach Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land und Uber Australien Zuruck nach Deutschlands: Ein Reisejahr. Gutersloh: C. Bertelsmann (original publisher). 90 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, yellow card cover, black & white text-photos, top corner front cover creased. (Estimated date.) Modern facsimile edition of a book originally published in 1892 (no publisher details). Translation of title: "From Nias to Kaiser-Wilhelms-Land and over to Australia and back to Germany: A Travel Year". The account of a German missionary visiting German New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea). The scanned photos are low-quality, and there is no map in this edition. Our Book No: 16820. $50 AUD.
104. Verco, P. W. (1985). Thomas and Elisabeth Magarey. Adelaide: LPH (Designer & Printer). 240 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map front endpapers, pastoral leases rear endpapers, family trees, top spine & cover corner tips little scuffed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) The author traces the descendants of his great-grandfather, James Crabb Verco. He has presented Thomas Magarey's adventures and his comments. Thomas was founder of the Church of Christ in Australia, a successful miller, one of the pastoral pioneers, and the progenitor of a family which has played a significant part in developing South Australia. The author used an original document in Thomas's handwriting, and the diary he kept in Nelson, New Zealand to write this biography. The diary contained his notes on the voyage from England to Nelson, his experiences in New Zealand, his voyage from Nelson to Port Adelaide, the story of his first few years in South Australia, and details of a visit to England and his return in 1856. ISBN: 0958931305. Our Book No: 28862. $20 AUD.
105. Wallace, Ivy L. (1994). Pookie (Revised, reprint ed). City Not Stated: Pookie Productions. Unnum 26 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. Pookie sets out to have many adventures. A girl called Belinda changed the small wings that he did not like into large wings. The charming drawings will suit all ages. (This classic children's story was originally published in 1946.). ISBN: 187288511X. Our Book No: 28842. $18 AUD.
106. Watson, J. D. (2007). Avoid Boring People (Lessons From a Life in Science) (Reprint ed). New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 347 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, fore-edge roughly cut, minor edgewear jacket. This is a personal story of the making of a scientist. The author , who shared the Nobel Prize for having revealed the structure of DNA shares the less revolutionary secrets he has found to getting along and moving ahead in a competitive world. ISBN: 9780375412844. Our Book No: 28850. $20 AUD.
107. Welsh, Bindy (2010). The North East Cookbook: From the Mountains to the Murray. Victoria: indigo Images. 173 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour photos (mostly full-page), minor edgewear. This cookbook, designed and photographed by Bindy Welsh, contains recipes and photos from the first class restaurants, cafes, primary producers and provenders of fine local produce from North East Victoria. This very special book is packed with photos that make the food and locations come to life. ISBN: 9780646543826. Our Book No: 28851. $35 AUD.
108. Winch, Gordon; Oliver, Tony (illustrator) (1993). Samantha Seagull's Sandals (Reprint ed). Adelaide: Childerset. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, card covers, colour drawings, corner front cover faintly creased, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication, autograph (author's written dedication). A charming story about a seagull's wish to be different. The easy-to-read text and bright large illustrations will delight all ages. ISBN: 0949130036. Our Book No: 3032. $12 AUD.
109. Wood, John (2013). Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy (1st thus ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 290 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The American executive left Microsoft in 1999 to set up "Room to Read", a nonprofit organization that promotes reading books and education across the developing world, starting in Nepal. Followup book to "Leaving Microsoft to Change the World". This book shares moving stories of the people "Room to Read" works to help: impoverished children whose schools and villages have been swept away by war or natural disaster and girls whose education would otherwise be ignored. This is a very special story that will interest people at any level of finance, government, and philanthropy, as well as general readers. ISBN: 9780670015436. Our Book No: 28867. $18 AUD.
110. Wyss, J. D. [as Wyss]; MM, Telery et Pegard, illustrators & Montolieu, Madame Isabelle de (translator) (1861). Le Robinson Suisse: Contenant la Suite Donnee par l'Auteur: Traduction Nouvelle. Paris: Morozot, Libraire-Editeur. 464 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, brown cloth cover (embossed bands, gilt spine lettering & decoration), full-page black & white engravings, frontispiece engraving (tissue guard, toned & torn repaired), all edges gilt, flexible endpapers, edgewear, some foxing (mainly end pages & page edges), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A novel for young adults written in German in 1812, inspired by Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. It was translated by Montolieu into French in 1814, altering the ending. This is a later version of this French translation. A Swiss family is shipwrecked on a desert island en route to Port Jackson, New South Wales. Our Book No: 16805. $50 AUD.
111. Yapko, Michael D. (1999). Hand-Me-Down Blues: How to Stop Depression From Spreading in Families (Reprint ed). New York: St Martin's Griffin. 242 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A powerful, family-based approach to understanding and treating depression that goes way beyond Prozac. Many people believe that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Unfortunately, this narrow focus on biology has often led people to overlook other important influences, such as how our families can affect emotional health in powerful ways. Describes how the family can play a crucial role in the development of and recovery from depression. Parents introduce their children to various life experiences and inevitably reveal their own values, perspectives, and biases. Children typically learn to interpret life events in the same way as their parents. ISBN: 0312263325. Our Book No: 16792. $12 AUD.