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1. Alexander, Alison (2013). The Ambitions of Jane Franklin: Victorian Lady Adventurer (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 294 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners rear cover & base spine. This book is about Jane Franklin, the best travelled woman of her time. The author traces the life of Jane, from her birth in late 18th-century London, her marriage at age 36 to Sir John Franklin, her many trips to far-away locations, including Russia, the Holy Land, northern Africa, America and Australia. Jane became the first white woman to travel overland from Melbourne to Sydney. After her husband died, she continued travelling until well into her 70s and died at age 84, refusing to take her medicine to the last. ISBN: 9781742375694. Our Book No: 28934. $18 AUD.
2. Asimov, Isaac (introduction); Cote, Jean Marc (illustrator) (1986). Futuredays: A Nineteenth-Century Vision of the Year 2000 [Future days: A 19th vision]. New York: Lucy Carroll / Henry Holt. 96 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, glossy paper, colour drawings, faint sticker mark, copy 1. This book consists of fifty postcards (with commentary by Asimov) designed by Cote, a French commercial artist, in 1899, being predictions of the year 2000. Cote designed these cigarette cards in 1899 but his client only produced one full set. This little book reproduces 50 of these cards and Asimov contributes an essay on futurism. (1 of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 0805001204. Our Book No: 6200. $30 AUD.
3. Association, Shanti Volunteer; Wakabayashi, Kyoei (president) (2011). Libraries Beyond Borders: Thirty Years of Experience of a Japanese NGO. Tokyo: Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA). 277 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, tables, bottom corner front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. This book is about the volunteer association in Japan committed to the problem of the many refugees generated in Cambodia's civil war. It provides help, based on education and culture, by conducting relief activities based on libraries. This book was originally compiled in the Japanese language and published in 2011. This English-language edition has been published to more broadly publicize the important work of the Shanti Volunteer Association. Our Book No: 28958. $30 AUD.
4. Baker, Candida (2000). The Hidden (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 185 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page sepia (brown-tinted) photos, faint foxing reverse side jacket, base spine little rubbed, small split front inner hinge (pages firm). Australian novel, by the author of "Women and Horses". A photographer prepares an exhibition of her early work for her London gallery. Sorting through the faded prints she comes across a photo taken in Australia over 20 years before. The photo makes her remember the story she has kept to herself all these years. This is a claustrophobic and chilling tale of madness and memory. ISBN: 1740510119. Our Book No: 28982. $15 AUD.
5. Bean, C. E. W. (1945). On the Wool Track [Australian Pocket Library]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 212 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages very toned as usual, covered staples as issued, spine repaired (transparent archival tape), minor edgewear. A young reporter from the Sydney Morning Herald travels through western New South Wales in search of colourful stories about the wool industry. Our Book No: 11490. $30 AUD.
6. Berndt, Ronald M.; Berndt, Catherine H. (1969). The First Australians (2nd ed). Sydney: Walkabout Pocketbooks / Ure Smith. 168 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white drawings, map, pages faintly toned, bottom corner tips creased few rear pages, minor edgewear. Two noted Australian anthropologists describe traditional Aboriginal life. Our Book No: 2002. $10 AUD.
7. Berns, Gregory (2013). How Dogs Love Us: A Neuroscientist and His Dog Decode the Canine Brain (1st ed). Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 248 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear corners. The author, a neuroscientist, who uses MRI imaging technology to study how the human brain works, explains how he adapted the technology to suit his dog. He found profound new evidence that shows dogs should be treated with love, respect, and appreciation for their social and emotional intelligence. ISBN: 9781922070807. Our Book No: 28975. $18 AUD.
8. Binge, Leonie (2015). Nellie's Vow: A Remarkable True Story of Triumph Over Tragedy. Sydney, Crows Nest: Arbon Publishing. 336 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) photos (including inside covers), frontispiece, edges faintly scuffed, minor edgewear. This is an inspiring true story. The four Peisley girls spent their early childhood years in Nyngan, country New South Wales, until they were separated and had to live in pain and poverty. Nellie, the eldest, brings them all together in the end. The book is packed with historical detail including their early country life, childhood anecdotes to heart-rending descriptions of Depression-era Sydney (1930s). The sepia photos of the places and people in the story bring it to life. This memoir is a poignant tribute to one young woman's fortitude in the face of terrible misfortune. ISBN: 9780992351281. Our Book No: 28945. $30 AUD.
9. Celenza, Christopher S. (2015). Machiavelli: A Portrait (1st stated ed). Cambridge: Harvard University Press (HUP). 240 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few tiny dents front cover jacket. A biography of Machiavelli. The author uncovers much more than is generally known about the man who wrote "The Prince", and has had his name used to describe all that is ugly (unethical, immoral) in politics. He was a skilled diplomat, learned commentator on ancient history, comic playwright, letter writer, and thwarted lover. ISBN: 9780674416123. Our Book No: 28962. $25 AUD.
10. Chacour, Elias; Hazard, David (with) & Baker III, James A. (foreword) (2003). Blood Brothers: The Unforgettable Story of a Palestinian Christian Working For Peace in Israel (Expanded, reprint ed). Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books. 239 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. The author combines his own life story with historical research to tell a little-known side of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the birth of modern Israel. This book is written with hope and insight that can help everyone live at peace. ISBN: 9780800793210. Our Book No: 28955. $15 AUD.
11. Claire, Stephanie; Zofrea, Salvatore (1989). Three Golden Rainbows (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 47 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white drawings (some full-page), minor foxing reverse side jacket, spine ends & bottom corners covers little rubbed, minimal foxing endpapers, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about the search for the 14th Dali Lama. The story is set in Tibet, and the author who believes that children love a mystery with a believable main character, lives in Australia. The detailed drawings are by one of Australia's best known professional artists (who was born in Italy). ISBN: 0340419334. Our Book No: 28959. $15 AUD.
12. Claridge, William R; Macallan, Helen (editor); Ramsland, John (illustrator) (2000). The Pommy Town Years: Memories of Mayfield and Other Tales of the Twenties. Newcastle, NSW: William Michael Press / University of Newcastle. 126 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos centre spread (cream paper), black & white drawings, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark title page. The author, born in 1909 and an iron-worker by trade, experienced three separate and successive worlds in the first three decades of his life. Industrial Bristol as the urban space of his early life, the transitory, moving world of the SS Demosthenes bound from Southampton to Australia. and a new life for the family as a Bristol boy amongst Bristol boys, and finally his adolescent and young adult life in Mayfield, Newcastle, Australia, and in particular "Pommy Town". This very special book provides a steady series of clear historical images of places in Newcastle that have now disappeared, and a look at the social life of a closely-knit working class community. ISBN: 0646406639. Our Book No: 26759. $30 AUD.
13. Cole, E. W. (Edward William); Turnley, Cole (revision); Cullum, Merron (revision) (1992). The New No. 2 Cole's Funny Picture Book (72nd, time capsule ed). Melbourne: Cole Publications. 192 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover rainbow pattern, very good plus condition, many black & white drawings & cartoons. First published in 1909. This edition of no. 2 contains the complete earlier edition (time capsule) enclosed within new material. Hosted by Thinkyblink - the time fairy blinking you into thinking. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults, very popular in the early 1900s. The pictorial cover contains a rainbow pattern. ISBN: 0909900205. Our Book No: 13836. $40 AUD.
14. Corrin, Ruth; Hurford, John (illustrator) (1991). Mr Cat. Auckland: Random Century. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about Grandpa worrying that his cat is getting too fat. A sensitive story about childbirth for children. ISBN: 1869411234. Our Book No: 9730. $15 AUD.
15. Curran, James (2006). The Power of Speech: Australian Prime Ministers Defining the National Image (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 420g pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Examines the end of the idea of British Australia, and features Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke, Paul Keating and John Howard, and discusses how they view Australia. An original study of prime ministerial rhetoric and exposes the sources of our most powerful leaders thoughts about Australia. ISBN: 0522852483. Our Book No: 28924. $15 AUD.
16. de Moore, Greg (2008). Tom Wills: His Spectacular Rise and Tragic Fall. Sydney, Crow's Nest: Allen & Unwin. 336 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour plates, black & white photos & drawings, drawings inside covers, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear, sticker mark. This biography is about an Australian story about Tom Wills - a flawed genius, sporting libertine, leader, agitator. He is most often credited with creating the game we now know as Australian Rules Football. The author has put together this historical biography of the life and times of one of Australia's first sporting heroes. He lived by his own rules, and his contribution to Australian history has lasted more than 150 years. ISBN: 9781741754995. Our Book No: 28953. $18 AUD.
17. De Vries, Susanna (2004). Blue Ribbons Bitter Bread: Joice Nankivell Loch, Australia's Most Heroic Woman (Revised ed). Brisbane: Pandanus Press. 360 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, spine creased, minor edgewear, owner's sticker. Joice Loch was born in a cyclone in 1887 on a Queensland sugar plantation. She grew up in grinding poverty in Gippsland, but emerged from years of unpaid drudgery by writing a children's book and freelance journalism. In 1918 she married Sydney Loch, author of a banned book on Gallipoli. They moved to Ireland, then to Poland to work with Quakers, then to Greece. Her inspired courage saved many Jews and Poles in WW2. The compassion that made her a self-trained doctor to many thousands of refugees, and incredible grit that took her close to death several times. This biography is a tribute to one of Australia's most heroic women, who always spoke fondly of Queensland as her birthplace. ISBN: 0958540853. Our Book No: 14972. $20 AUD.
18. Dowrick, Stephanie (2010). Forgiveness & Other Acts of Love: Finding True Value in Your Life. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 363 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, cover edges little creased, pages faintly toned. Describes the six great humane virtues that can transform the way we look at ourselves and others, especially in times of change, confusion or grief. Drawing on ancient wisdom and contemporary psychology, this book shows a rare psychological and spiritual insight. The personal stories answer some of life's toughest questions and shows what really matters. By psychotherapist who co-founded The Woman's Press, London. ISBN: 9781742372266. Our Book No: 28978. $15 AUD.
19. Drinkwater, Malcolm (1985). The German-Australian Called Holtermann (Ein Deutsch-Australier Namens Holtermann) (1st 5000 copies ed). Hill End, NSW: Malcolm Drinkwater. 73 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), thin card cover, black & white photos, map, minor edgewear, spine little creased, minor edgewear, biro price mark rear cover. This self-published booklet is about Bernard Otto Holtermann, who came to Australia with nothing, and died a wealthy and noted member of the Australian community on his 47th birthday, 1885. He was born in Hamburg in 1838, and arrived in Sydney in 1858. Written by the author on behalf of the Hill End Citizens' Festival to be held at Hill End, as an official souvenir, historical book and program guide to the festival. ISBN: 0959284532. Our Book No: 28929. $15 AUD.
20. Drummond, V. H. (1973). The Flying Postman. London: Piccolo / Pan Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback wide trade, stapled, very goof condition, card cover, black & white & colour drawings, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. A scarce and delightfully original children's picture story about Mr Musgrave, a postman who delivers letters by helicopter. ISBN: 0330235419. Our Book No: 15545. $30 AUD.
21. Dupain, Max; Freeland, J. M. (introduction) (1980). Francis Greenway: A Celebration (1st ed). Sydney: Cassell. 135 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket (flap all sides), very good condition (in very good jacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (toned spots reverse side, little rubbed). Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage will be requested for destinations outside Australia. This is the story of Francis Greenway, Australia's first architect, who arrived in Australia in 1814. The book is an authoritative and highly readable photographic story about the turbulent life and times of Australia's most controversial architect. Greenway's best buildings still stand in and around Sydney as monuments to a great talent. ISBN: 0726922153. Our Book No: 28963. $30 AUD.
22. Duyker, Edward &; Younger, Coralie (1991). Molly and the Rajah: Race, Romance and the Raj. Sydney, Sylvania: Mauritian Press. 130 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, endpapers foxed. (Limited edition of 1200 copies.) The story of Esme Mary Sorrett (Molly) Fink (1894 - 1967), an Australian socialite who controversially married the handsome and wealthy Rajah of the southern India principality of Pudukota. They suffered great prejudice from both Australian and Indian society, and eventually left to live in France. ISBN: 0646036793. Our Book No: 15560. $20 AUD.
23. Edgar, Stephen (2008). Lost in the Foreground. Warner's Bay, NSW: Picaro Press. 79 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, concealed staples, printed on 100% recycled paper, few tiny ridges spine (binding error), minor edgewear. A collection of the Australian author's 21st-century poetry. There is a poem in this book to interest anyone. ISBN: 9781920957537. Our Book No: 28926. $30 AUD.
24. Ellis, Constance Jane; Ward, Russel (foreword) (1981). I Seek Adventure: An Autobiographical Account of Pioneering Experiences in Outback Queensland from 1889 to 1904. Sydney: Alternative Publishing Cooperative. 138 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings & text-photos centre spread, black & white frontispiece portrait, endpaper map, pages faintly toned as usual, top edge faintly foxed, minor edgewear, old price marks. Autobiography of a pioneer Australian from Queensland, and mother of noted biographer M. H. Ellis. A very readable and lively document of social history. The Irish girl migrated to Brisbane in 1889, and lived in the Channel Country and on pastoral leases for many years. ISBN: 0909188599. Our Book No: 1826. $30 AUD.
25. Eunson, Robert (1956). The Pearl King: The Story of the Fabulous Mikimoto. London: Angus & Robertson. 206 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, endpapers toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, faint foxing edges, tiny tear bottom edge few pages, reverse side jacket lightly toned (edges little chipped, small tear top spine, base spine rubbed, few marks rear cover, flap clipped), top corner removed free flyleaf, minor edgewear. This is the story of Mikimoto, who used to be a street peddler of noodles and sea foods, and went on to become one of Japan's richest and well loved men. He was born on the south coast of Japan, and became aware of the depletion of the once rich pearl fisheries of the shores of his village. He tried and failed for 12 years to produce pearls, then he discovered a way of producing a cultured pearl which was so like a natural pearl that the differences could only be detected by using a special X-ray. This story is not only about the beginning and growth of a bizarre commercial business, it is also the story of a simple man who discovered the secret and built up the business. He was still actively managing his business at age 94. Our Book No: 28938. $18 AUD.
26. Feuerstein, Georg (1996). The Shambhala Guide to Yoga. Boston: Shambhala. 180 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner rear cover creased, minor creases & edgewear covers, bottom edge little rubbed. An essential introduction to the principles and practice of an ancient tradition. ISBN: 157062142X. Our Book No: 4135. $12 AUD.
27. Fish, Stanley (2011). How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One (Reprint ed). New York: HarperCollins. 165 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned. The author offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure. The great writers throughout history - such as William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Henry James, Martin Luther King Jr, Antonin Scalia and Elmore Leonard - are all analysed. The book is a key to understanding how great writing works. ISBN: 9780061840548. Our Book No: 28974. $15 AUD.
28. Flynn, Jim (2011). The Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books (Reprint ed). Wellington: AWA Books. 190 pp. Paperback small (with flaps), as new condition. A New Zealand professor finds that fewer and fewer of his students were in love with reading. However, they were willing to try if he gave them lists. This book is the definitive list: 200 works so wonderful to read, and so revealing about times and places, that they make learning enjoyable and effortless. The title is in honour of the author's uneducated Irish family who made him love reading, including an uncle who, while an able seaman during World War I, read by torchlight on board ship. Flynn begins by offering five novels that he believes will convince anyone to make reading a habit, including one that will change their lives and take them into the "magic realm". ISBN: 9780958291699. Our Book No: 16865. $15 AUD.
29. Foster, Anne-Marie (2015). The Belle of Belfast: A Love Story of Great Courage, Heroism and Bravery (1st ed). London: New Holland. 336 pp. Paperback octavo, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, tiny scuff base spine, minor edgewear. This novel is based on a true story (biographical fiction). The book is set in the Catholic district of Falls road in the time of the Great Depression, World War 4 and later 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland. This inspirational story is about a woman who faces the worst that life can dish out, and yet still has love and hope in her heart. The names of people, places and some events have been changed to protect the innocent. The historical events are true. ISBN: 9781742576190. Our Book No: 28976. $18 AUD.
30. Frisby, Terence (2010). Kisses on a Postcard: A Tale of Wartime Childhood (Reprint ed). London: Bloomsbury. 211 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, light dent front cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This biography is a warm and moving story of wartime history. In June, 1940, the author was labelled, and given a suitcase and a gas mask, and sent to wait for the steam engine which would take him, then aged seven, and his brother Jack, aged eleven, with their fellow evacuees, across the country towards their new lives in Cornwall. ISBN: 9781408801062. Our Book No: 28964. $10 AUD.
31. Furuya, Yasuo (editor) (1997). A History of Japanese Theology. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans. 161 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor rubbing edges. The first book written by Japanese theologists (Akio Dohi, Toshio Sato, Seiichi Yagi and Masaya Odagaki) about the tumultuous history of Christian theology in Japan. ISBN: 0802841082. Our Book No: 11882. $10 AUD.
32. Haddon, Celia (2012). Tilly: The Ugliest Cat in the Shelter: How I Rescued Her and She Rescued Me. London: Hamlyn. 240 pp. Paperback, very good condition, colour photos inside covers, spine ends little rubbed, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. This is the story of a small very unhappy kitten that the author adopted from the Oxfordshire shelter. Tilly was scared and almost feral when she was taken home. Due to the authors help she became a very special cat who would bring her owner mice when Celia did not feel well enough to cook after her Cancer operation. This is a warm uplifting story that shows how cats can help you through hard times. ISBN: 9780600624660. Our Book No: 28937. $12 AUD.
33. Halpern, Sue (2014). A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 310 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. This is the very special story of Pransky the Labradoodle, and her American owner. Pransky taught her well-meaning owner the essence of being faithful, charitable, loving and sometimes prudent. They both trained as a certified therapy-dog team, and visited people in nursing homes. ISBN: 9781760110604. Our Book No: 28933. $18 AUD.
34. Hamilton, Jill Duchess of (2002). First to Damascus: The Great Ride and Lawrence of Arabia (Reprint ed). Sydney, Roseville: Kangaroo Press. 230 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, front cover little creased, light foxing inside covers, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear corners. This book is about the Great Ride and the taking of Damascus by 12,000 Australian Light Horsemen in 1918. The author tells how Damascus was defended by the same Turkish general who had blocked the Australians at Gallipoli in 1915. The courage, endurance and friendships that enabled the men to cross the desert, and the bond between horse and soldier is written about with care and understanding. The author's father, Robbie Robertson, was a trooper with the 10th Light Horse, and proved to be her inspiration to write about the role of Australians in the Middle East in the First World War. ISBN: 0731810716. Our Book No: 28970. $15 AUD.
35. Hanson, Victor Davis; Davis Hanson, Victor (2003). Mexifornia: A State of Becoming (1st ed). San Francisco: Encounter Books. 150 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), superior dual binding (has textured binding along spine), minor edgewear. First edition. Massive illegal immigration from Mexico into California, coupled with a loss of confidence in the old melting-pot model of transforming newcomers into Americans, is changing the very nature of state. Yet we Californians have been inadequate in meeting this challenge, both failing to control our borders with Mexico and to integrate the new alien population into our mainstream. Part history, part political analysis, and part memoir, this book is an intensely personal work by the fifth-generation Californian writer best known for his book about America and its response to terror after 9/11. ISBN: 1893554732. Our Book No: 16875. $15 AUD.
36. 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, minor 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.
37. Hirsch, Edward (1999). How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (P/b, reprint ed). San Diego: Centre for Documentary Studies / Harvest Harcourt, Inc. 354 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear corners. This book explores poetry and feeling. The author is a distinguished poet and critic. He explains why poetry is important. By reading verse from around the world, he discovers the true meaning of poets words and ideas. This summation of poetry and human nature will appeal to anyone wanting to make poetry a part of their lives. ISBN: 0156005662. Our Book No: 28927. $15 AUD.
38. Holthouse, Hector (1985). Up Rode the Squatter: The Savage Beginnings of Queensland's West [Outback Classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 206 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white illustrations, pages & inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear. This powerful story is about the early settlement of western Queensland. The author writes with vivid accuracy, and with all the pathos, humour and savagery surrounding the people who struggled to make a living from a harsh and hard-to-tame land. ISBN: 0207151563. Our Book No: 28939. $15 AUD.
39. Holthouse, Hector (1999). River of Gold: The Wild Days of the Palmer River Gold Rush (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 217 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, maps, minor edgewear. The wild days of the Palmer River gold rush (Cape York, Queensland) were seven years in the 1870s, during which 35,000 diggers sought their fortune. Amazing variety of characters: cannibal blacks, pig-tailed Chinamen, lynch-law hangings, gambling dens, shanty towns, murders, grog-shops, and Italian opera singers. Originally published in 1967. ISBN: 0207187789. Our Book No: 15357. $12 AUD.
40. Home Economics, Institute of Australia (NSW Division) (2010). The Commonsense Cookery Book (Revised, updated ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins. 355 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few drawings, spine lightly creased, minor creases & edgewear covers. This kitchen classic was first published in 1914, and started as a compilation by a group of women in New South Wales passionate about their profession as cookery teachers. It has sold over 1 million copies. The recipes have been revised to reflect Australian Nutritional Guidelines. The classic step=by-step cookbook for absolute beginners and experienced cooks alike, revised for a whole new generation. ISBN: 9780732290153. Our Book No: 16900. $20 AUD.
41. Horsley, Pea (2010). Heart to Heart: Incredible and Heartwarming Stories From the Woman Who Talks With Animals (1st ed). London: Harper Element. 284 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of a professional animal communicator who tracks lost animals, helps troubled pets and explains how to understand your pet. The author describes the fascinating characters she meets through her inspirational work with many animals. ISBN: 9780007326600. Our Book No: 28980. $15 AUD.
42. Huie, Shirley Fenton (1995). Twenty-One Days in Japan, or More Forgotten Stories of WWII: Searching to Understand the Riddle of Japan. Berry, NSW: Shirley Fenton Huie. 76 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, spiral binding, plastic front cover (card rear cover), typewritten text, minor edgewear, sticker mark. Companion volume to "The Forgotten Ones: Women and Children under Nippon" (Angus and Robertson), about the treatment of female and child POWs by the Japanese. The authornow visits Japan for the first time to get to now her daughter-in-law's country. Perhaps a photocopy or draft copy of the first edition (page numbers as written text). ISBN: 0646256521. Our Book No: 16908. $15 AUD.
43. Hyde, Miriam (1969). Sight Reading Adventures for Piano: Second Grade. Sydney, Crows Nest: Southern Music Publishing Co. 16 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, good plus condition, card cover (staples rusted), top corner square-clipped first page, minor edgewear, sticker mark front cover. Sheet music, including instructional one-page foreword by Miriam Hyde. (Copyright, 1969.). Our Book No: 11890. $10 AUD.
44. Hyde, Miriam (1970). Sight Reading Adventures for Piano: Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade. Sydney, Crows Nest: Southern Music Publishing Co. 24 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, card cover (stapled), minimal foxing front cover, minor edgewear. Sheet music, including instructional one-page foreword by Miriam Hyde. (Copyright, 1970, sale sticker date 1989.). Our Book No: 11889. $10 AUD.
45. Ishiguro, Kazuo (2015). The Buried Giant (1st export ed). London: Faber & Faber. 345 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition. This novel begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years. Sometimes savage, often intensely moving, Kazuo Ishiguro's first novel in a decade is about lost memories, love, revenge and war. Ishiguro's seventh novel after four Man Book award nominations, and a win for "The Remains of the Day", confirms his hold as one of the greatest British authors of the post-WW2 period. ISBN: 9780571315048. Our Book No: 16897. $15 AUD.
46. Jolly, Jim (1991). Kiwi: A Secret Life [Nature of New Zealand Series]. Palmerston North, NZ: New Zealand Natural Heritage Foundation. 62 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings & text-photos, map, minor edgewear. A picture book for young adults describing in remarkable detail New Zealand's native flightless bird. The first of a series of books published by the non-profit New Zealand Natural Heritage Foundation. ISBN: 090886423X. Our Book No: 11825. $10 AUD.
47. Karafiat, Jan; Trnka, Jiri (illustrator); Biskova, Daniela (translator) (1994). Fireflies For Small and Big Children (1st translated ed). Prague: Albatros, Publishing House for Children and Young People / Kalich Publishers. 92 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), navy boards (gilt title spine, gilt illustrations front cover), illustrated endpapers, colour drawings (mostly full-page), minor edgewear jacket (base spine & cover corners little rubbed, faint foxing reverse side, crease front flap). A children's Czechoslovakian fable written in 1876 by a minister of a village church in Moravia. As the title suggests this wonderful book will suit any age. The very life-like illustrations will fascinate small children, and the text will be more suitable to older readers. ISBN: 8000004135. Our Book No: 28971. $30 AUD.
48. Keene, Carolyn (1972). The Clue in the Jewel Box (Reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, no 20]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 181 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, corners front cover lightly rubbed, pages faintly toned, base spine little bumped, minimal foxing edges. Crime fiction for young adults. Nancy Drew and her friends become involved in finding Madame Alexandra's missing grandson. ISBN: 0448095203. Our Book No: 28936. $12 AUD.
49. Keene, Carolyn (1980). The Thirteenth Pearl [Nancy Drew Series]. London: Collins. 179 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, pages & spine faintly toned, minor loss top spine, covers little scuffed, top corners two pages creased, few marks on some pages, minor edgewear. Nancy is asked to find a stolen pearl necklace that is rare and very valuable. Nancy is disguised as a Japanese girl when she goes to Japan with her father. ISBN: 0001604562. Our Book No: 28935. $15 AUD.
50. Kennedy, Brian; Kennedy, Barbara (1993). Sydney Tunnels (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 96 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, maps, black & white text-photos, light foxing edges & endpapers, minor edgewear. A fascinating look at the underground tunnels in Sydney. This book is a comprehensive survey of all the underground ways dug beneath the city - from Sydney's first water supply tunnel dug not long after the first European settlement, to the recently constructed Sydney Harbour Tunnel, built using the latest technology. ISBN: 0864175256. Our Book No: 16884. $18 AUD.
51. Key, Sarah (2002). Sarah Key's Back in Action (Straight Answers to Back Pain and its Relief) (New ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 202 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. A physiotherapist with successful practices in Sydney and London, explains in her clear and lively way how the major joints work, how they can go wrong, what the specific joint conditions are when they go wrong, and how to put them right. There are some simple exercises to alleviate pain. ISBN: 1865087343. Our Book No: 14162. $16 AUD.
52. Lawrenson, Diana; Huxley, Dee (illustrator) (2011). Paraphernalia's Present (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. A charming children's picture story about a hen called Paraphernalia and her owner Dottie. Suggested reading age is primary school. The bright life-like illustrations help to bring the story to life. ISBN: 9780733328480. Our Book No: 28977. $12 AUD.
53. Lee, Stan; Buscema, John (1984). How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way (Reprint ed). New York: Fireside. 160 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, cover corners tips little creased, minor edgewear. The author's have joined forces to create this encylopedia of how-to-draw your own comic strip. The graphic illustrations are from the artwork of Marvel comics, and the text is to assist, inspire and advise the apprentice artist on how to get started. ISBN: 9780671530778. Our Book No: 28981. $20 AUD.
54. Lewis, Patrick G. (2012). Barbara Committed to Giving: A Volunteer's Story (1st ed). Not Stated: Patrick G. Lewis / BA Printing & Publishing Services. 268 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, map, frontispiece, tiny dent front cover, covers faintly scratched, minor edgewear. A self-published book about Barbara Anne Lewis (nee Coleman), who accepted the challenge offered her in 1960 by famous English RAF pilot Leonard Cheshire, VC OM, to work with the newly opened Cheshire Homes for the sick (disabled people) in India. The author has based her story on her letters, several diaries, articles she wrote and his happy memories of a very special lady. ISBN: 9780646590370. Our Book No: 28925. $35 AUD.
55. Lindsay, Norman (1961). Saturdee (Reissue ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 208 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial blue cloth cover, small drawings (vignettes), pages faintly toned as common, some edgewear jacket (small pieces missing bottom edge), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A true classic of Australian literature, originally published in 1934, text and illustrations by Norman Lindsay. A humorous tale of small boys growing up in Redheap - the town that is the setting for Norman Lindsay's three novels about boyhood and adolescence in the Ballarat district of Victoria, where he himself grew up. It is very much a book about boys, and not at all a book for boys. Our Book No: 21875. $30 AUD.
56. Lindsay, Raymond; Arnold, John (editor) (1983). A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties. Melbourne: Jester Press. 60 pp. Hardback large quarto, very good condition, maroon cloth cover (gilt lettering, in matching slipcase), tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, minimal fading spine, minimal foxing top edge, minor edgewear, autograph (editor's written name). (No 2 of a collectors hardback limited edition of 100 copies in slipcase.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Introductory essay by John Arnold. Printed on goatskin parchment, and case bound by Nick Doslov of Renaissance Bookbinding, Melbourne, in full buckram cloth with matching slipcase. ISBN: 095963858X. Our Book No: 16877. $100 AUD.
57. 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. 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.
58. McBryde, Isabel (editor) (1978). Records of Times Past: Ethnohistorical Essays on the Culture and Ecology of the New England Tribes [Ethnohistorical Series]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS). 286 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, card covers, black & white text-photos, tables, figures, colour frontispiece, maps, rear pages cream paper, base spine little bumped, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. Heavy. The essays in this book discuss the Aboriginal culture in the New England region of New South Wales (NSW) in the contact period and the last decades of the 19th century. The editor of the essays has an interest in the ethnohistory of New England through her own research into the prehistory of the region. ISBN: 0855750677. Our Book No: 28040. $80 AUD.
59. McCalman, Iain (2010). Darwin's Armada: Four Voyagers to the Southern Oceans and Their Battle For the Theory of Evolution. London: Pocket Books. 422 pp. Paperback, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) & black & white photos center spread, base spine little bumped, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The stories of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, Joseph Hooker and Alfred Wallace - four young naturalists, each of whom voyaged to the southern hemisphere in search of adventure and scientific fame. ISBN: 9781847393098. Our Book No: 28946. $14 AUD.
60. McCarthy, Stephanie; Xenophon, Nick (foreword) (2015). Tom Price: From Stonecutter to Premier. Adelaide: Wakefield Press. 421 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, drawings & cartoons, corner front cover creased. How is it possible that an impoverished Welsh stonecutter could rise to the position of the first Labor Premier of South Australia? Born to an alcoholic father and an illiterate mother, Tom Price overcame the daunting obstacles of the slums of Liverpool, become an apprentice at the age of nine, discover the value of education and, against the odds, married the woman he loved. Immigrating to South Australia to seek remedy from stonecutters' lung disease, Tom and his family possessed nothing but a chest of belongings and determination to somehow make the world a happier place for working men and women. Within three decades Tom as master mason would carve the columns of Parliament House before entering its chambers as a politician, feared by the conservatives and loved by the people. ISBN: 9781743053638. Our Book No: 16899. $25 AUD.
61. McCredie, Matt (2013). The Real Inspector Rex: Stand Aside For Real Life Action in the Dog Squad (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 206 pp. Paperback thin octavo, very good condition, colour photos, top corner creased rear cover, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). This book is the true story of Rex the Australian police dog (German Shepherd) and his handler as they tackle thugs, chase robbers, and bring armed and dangerous criminals to justice. Rex came into the author's life after he had to put his previous dog Merlin (published as "Blue Paws") to sleep due to a spinal injury. ISBN: 9781742573366. Our Book No: 28951. $21 AUD.
62. McGrath, John (2005). You Don't Have to be Born Brilliant: How to Design a Magnificent Life (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hodder Headline. 210 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. The highly successful Australian businessman (McGrath Real Estate) talks about achieving magnificence in every area of your life. ISBN: 0733607969. Our Book No: 21457. $20 AUD.
63. McGrath, Robert E. (2011). Quantitative Models in Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association (APA). 241 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear. This book presents the most important and practically relevant quantitative models for the behavioral and social sciences and encourages psychologists and graduate students to think critically about the limitations of the methods currently in use. ISBN: 9781433809590. Our Book No: 16876. $50 AUD.
64. McIntyre, Kenneth Gordon (1984). The Rebello Transcripts: Governor Phillip's Portuguese Prelude. London: Souvenir Press. 257 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, top edge faintly foxed, pages toned as usual, old price marks, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Reveals the little-known fact that Arthur Phillip spent three years in the Portuguese Navy and fought the Spanish in South America, before he brought the First Fleet to Australia and became first Governor of New South Wales (NSW). By the author of "The Secret Discovery of Australia". ISBN: 0285626035. Our Book No: 11878. $14 AUD.
65. Meredith, Mrs Charles (Louisa Anne) (2003). My Home in Tasmania, During a Residence of Nine Years: Combining Two Volumes (Facsimile ed). Swansea, TAS: Glamorgan Spring Bay Historical Society. 275 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, minor creases cover (mainly corner tips), bottom corner rear cover creased. One of the most penetrating descriptions of life in colonial Australia from a woman's viewpoint, originally published in 1852 or 1853. Mrs Meredith writes with keen observation and biting wit. In this book she writes about her time living in Tasmania. A wonderful way to learn about early settlement. ISBN: 0646425862. Our Book No: 28969. $20 AUD.
66. Miller, Lucasta (2002). The Bronte Myth (Modern reprint ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 320 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & photos centre spread, spine little creased, corner tips folded two pages, minor edgewear. A vigorous new life to our understanding of the famous English novelist family and their culture, which has been frequently reinterpreted. An important aspect is the manipulation of a reputation. Witty, erudite and unsentimental, the author reveals as much about the impossible art of biography as she does about the Bronte family themselves. ISBN: 9780099287148. Our Book No: 26859. $10 AUD.
67. Morimoto, Junko (illustrator); Smith, Helen (1985). The Inch Boy (Reprint ed). Sydney: Collins. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, very good condition colour drawings, coloured endpapers, tiny dent front cover, light foxing first & last few pages. Children's picture story based on a classic Japanese tale, and illustrated by Japanese-Australian Junko Morimoto. The story is about a tiny baby named Issunboshi, little Inch boy. He has many adventures before he becomes General Horikawa, a handsome and gallant Samurai. ISBN: 0001843222. Our Book No: 16869. $15 AUD.
68. Moyal, Ann (1995). Breakfast with Beaverbrook: Memoirs of an Independent Woman (1st ed). Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 215 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear jacket. Autobiography of an Australian female academic - clever, vivacious, shaped by her class and education, yet out of kilter with the cultural mores of her time. ISBN: 0868065692. Our Book No: 20729. $15 AUD.
69. Moyes, Gordon (1991). When Box Hill Was a Village (1st ed). Sydney, Homebush West: ANZEA Publishers. 136 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear corners. These sixteen stories are from Gordon's radio program "Sunday Night Live". The stories have been specially chosen to be included in this book. The stories are his memories of growing up in the 1940s and 50s in the Melbourne suburb of Box Hill. ISBN: 0858924854. Our Book No: 28930. $15 AUD.
70. Munro, Sharyn (2009). Mountain Tails: The Lives and Loves of My Animal Neighbours (1st ed). Wollombi, NSW: Exisle Publishing. 167 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, autograph (authors written dedication title page). A collection of anecdotes about the animals who share her bush retreat in New South Wales. For over 30 years she has had kangaroos, koalas, kookaburras, quolls, snakes and frogs pay her a visit. The illustrations and words tell a fascinating story of the wonder of nature. Written by the author of "The Woman on the Mountain". ISBN: 9781921497209. Our Book No: 28948. $15 AUD.
71. Nash, Gary (2006). The Tarasov Saga: From Russia Through China to Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney, Dural: Rosenberg Publishing. 280 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, black & white text-photos, map, corner clipped front flyleaf, corner creased front cover, bookplate, autograph (bold author's written dedication). Extraordinary biography of the author's grandfather, Colonel Tarasov of the White Russian army, his wife Aida, and their five children. They survived the Revolution and Civil War and escaped to the Russian-dominated city of Harbin in China. They then coped with the Japanese occupation, and the later Red Communist takeover of China. Their next step was a refugee camp in the Philippines, before being accepted and reunited in Australia. (Bookplate and sticker of a private club, Sydney. Dedication reads: "Thank you for inviting me to speak at your soiree". Appears ex-library.). ISBN: 1877058017. Our Book No: 14803. $15 AUD.
72. Nelson-Jones, Richard (2016). Basic Counselling Skills: A Helper's Manual (4th ed). London: Sage Publications. 199 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, bottom edge bumped, minor edgewear. Fourth edition. This practical bestseller from a leading expert introduces the essential counselling skills for the helping professions. Now in its fourth edition, it guides trainees through the key skills for helping work across a range of settings, such as counselling, nursing, social work, youth work, education and many more. ISBN: 9781473912991. Our Book No: 12284. $40 AUD.
73. Newell, Patrice (2003). The River (1st ed). Melbourne, Camberwell: Penguin Group Australia. 244 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, colour photo inside covers, pages faintly toned, bottom corner front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This book is about the Pages River (a branch of its big sister, the Hunter River) that flows through her property, Elmswood, near Scone, New South Wales. About the political, community and environmental history that is so important for the Pages' survival. This is an-easy-to-read book about one of Australia's most important environmental issues. ISBN: 0143000926. Our Book No: 28950. $15 AUD.
74. O'Brien, Darren (2011). The Pinnacle of Hatred: The Blood Libel and the Jews. Jerusalem: Hebrew University Magnes Press / Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism. 468 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, few drawings, minor edgewear, large bookshop sticker rear cover. A comprehensive history of the blood libel allegation against the Jews. Deftly insinuated and finely honed in medieval Christianity, the charge that Jews murder children and others in order to use their blood for ritual purposes was elaborated further by 19th-century anti-Semitic jurists, and widely promoted in the anti-Jewish campaigns of the Nazi Party in the Third Reich. A myth that will not die, the charge continues to be made by neo-Nazis and radical Muslim preachers. Drawing on primary sources and documents not previously available in English, takes a radical new approach in understanding the historical origins and longevity of the blood libel allegation and its tributaries. ISBN: 9789654934770. Our Book No: 16886. $100 AUD.
75. O'Brien, John (1952). On Darlinghurst Hill (1st ed). Sydney: Ure Smith Pty Ltd. 96 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), red cloth boards (gilt title spine), black & white photos (including title page), pages lightly toned, book edges lightly foxed, reverse side jacket little toned (minor loss top edge, closed tears, spine little faded, chipped), minor edgewear. This charming little book has been written by the author for Monsignor Wallace. May 30, 1952, the parish of The Sacred Heart, Darlinghurst celebrates the 100th anniversary of the First Mass within the completed walls of its own Parish Church. The photos and well-researched history of Darlinghurst make this an ideal addition to any history book collection. Written by the author of "Around The Boree Log". Our Book No: 28928. $20 AUD.
76. O'Reilly, Bernard; Cameron-Smith, Barbara (illustrator) (1996). Folly. Sydney: Envirobook. 47 pp. Paperback trade, laminated card covers, as new condition, black & white drawings (many full-page), copy 1. A delightful and humorous story for young adults about a young foal's introduction to its world on a farm in the Australian bush. Not previously published, the story was originally written by Bernard O'Reilly from the battlefields of North Africa during WW2, in episodes to his young daughter Rhelma at home in Australia. Barbara Cameron-Smith's wonderful illustrations capture Folly's personality and reactions to the creatures she meets. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0858811464. Our Book No: 20889. $10 AUD.
77. O'Reilly, Bernard; Cameron-Smith, Barbara (illustrator) (1996). Folly. Sydney: Envirobook. 47 pp. Paperback trade, laminated card covers, as new condition, black & white drawings (many full-page), copy 2. A delightful and humorous story for young adults about a young foal's introduction to its world on a farm in the Australian bush. Not previously published, the story was originally written by Bernard O'Reilly from the battlefields of North Africa during WW2, in episodes to his young daughter Rhelma at home in Australia. Barbara Cameron-Smith's wonderful illustrations capture Folly's personality and reactions to the creatures she meets. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0858811464. Our Book No: 20889A. $10 AUD.
78. Park, Ruth; Young, Noela (illustrator) (1983). The Big Brass Key (1st ed) [Stoat Books: A Fiction Series for Young Readers]. Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 70 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white full-page drawings, minor edgewear jacket (closed tear top corner, minor foxing reverse side & top edge flaps), top corner little rubbed front free flyleaf. This story for young adults is about a girl named Eliza and her sister Paulina finding a black key, and it does not fit their hundred year old house. Eliza makes a new friend and draws her sister with her into the magical charm of the old house as they try to unravel a mystery. ISBN: 0340270985. Our Book No: 28961. $60 AUD.
79. Parker, K. Langloh; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator); Farrer, Vashti (adapted by) (1985 (1975)). Tales of the Dreamtime: Selected from Australian Legendary Tales (Reprint ed) [Young Australia Series]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (few single-colour), illustrated endpapers, top corner title page creased, minimal spotty foxing few pages, edges, rubber stamp front pastedown. These wonderful Aboriginal folk tales include: How the sun was made, The fire-makers, The rain-maker Wirinum, A legend of the flowers, Bohra the kangaroo, and The black swans. The colour illustrations bring the stories to life. Suitable for older readers. ISBN: 0207146128. Our Book No: 28965. $10 AUD.
80. Parker, Olwyn M. (2010). The Railway Dog: The True Story of an Outback Dog (1st ed). Melbourne: Brolga Press. 101 pp. Paperback trade, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, map, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, base spine sightly bumped, top corners covers & pages faintly creased, light mark top edge, minor edgewear, written dedication on flyleaf (black texta). This is the true story of Bob, a scruffy brown stray bought on impulse by a local railway man from Peterborough in South Australia, as a gift for his wife. Bob became a legend as he rode the rail trains from 1884 to 1895. This is a charming and humorous and sometimes moving book that has wide age appeal. ISBN: 9781921596964. Our Book No: 28941. $13 AUD.
81. Reiss, Tom (2013). The Black Count: Napoleon's Rival, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo: General Alexandre Dumas. London: Vintage Books. 414 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, faint toning edges, top last page creased, minor edgewear corners. This story is about General Alexandre Dumas who was the father of the author Alex Dumas. The author tells what really happened and the role played by Napoleon in Dumas's downfall. The story covers the same ground as Dumas from Haiti to the Pyramids, Paris to the prison cell at Taranto. The prize-winning author brings to life a forgotten hero. ISBN: 9780099575139. Our Book No: 28968. $15 AUD.
82. Reynolds, Peter (2000). John Balmain: Schoolteacher and Goldseeker in Balmain, California and Goondiwindi 1810 - 1884 [Balmain Historical Monograph]. Sydney, Balmain: Balmain Association, Inc. 118 pp. Paperback small quarto, as new condition, glossy paper, black & white text=photos. The curious and tragic story of schoolteacher John Balmain and his family. He was the supposed nephew of Scottish surgeon Dr William Balmain, who in 1800 was granted land now known as the inner western Sydney suburbs of Balmain and Rozelle. John arrived in Sydney in 1837 and unsuccessfully claimed a share of the land grant, without knowing that William had previously gifted the land to another party. ISBN: 0958760632. Our Book No: 16904. $30 AUD.
83. Robertson, Geoffrey (2006). The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles 1 to the Scaffold. London: Vintage Books. 429 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white illustration & photos, covers little creased, edges faintly foxed, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the biography of the radical barrister, John Cooke. He was the son of a poor farmer, but he brought Charles 1 (who waged civil wars that cost one in ten Englishmen their lives) to trial. Cromwell made him a reforming Chief Justice in Ireland, but in 1660 he was dragged back to the Old Bailey, tried and brutally put to death. John Cooke risked his own life to make tyranny a crime. The author's account has brought this important part of English history to light. ISBN: 9780099459194. Our Book No: 28966. $16 AUD.
84. Rolls, Eric (1992). Sojourners: Flowers and the Wide Sea: The Epic Story of China's Centuries-Old Relationship with Australia (1st p/b ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 531 pp. Paperback sarge thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, drawings, map, spine faintly creased, edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First paperback edition. A remarkable scholarly history of the Chinese interaction with Australia, based on 25 years research. Most familiar is Chinese migration to the goldfields, which lead to the White Australia Policy. Other important themes covered are gambling (a passion that the Chinese shared with Europeans), health and sickness, in particular opium smoking and the strange story of leprosy and smallpox. ISBN: 0702224782. Our Book No: 16893. $30 AUD.
85. Sagan, Carl; Druyan, Ann (editor) (2007). The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search For God. London: Penguin Books. 284 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white & colour figures, frontispiece, bottom corner rear cover little creased, faint foxing fore-edge, few tiny scuffs front cover, minor edgewear. In this book Carl Sagan gives his detailed thoughts on the relationship between religion and science. Originally presented at the centennial celebration of the famous Gifford Lectures in Scotland in 1985. ISBN: 9780143112624. Our Book No: 28957. $18 AUD.
86. Saward, Joe (2006). The Grand Prix Saboteurs: The Extraordinary Untold Story of the Grand Prix Drivers Who Became British Secret Agents In World War 11 (Reprint ed). Milton Keynes: Morienval Press. 363 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos (some full-page), spine faintly creased, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of "W. Williams" the winner of the first Monaco Grand Prix in 1929 and the most successful British racing driver of the 1920s. After his retirement from racing, he became a gentleman of leisure in the 1930s. In 1940 he joined the British Army as a private soldier in the Royal Army service Corps. He was trained as a secret agent and parachuted into German-occupied France. His mission was to establish a sabotage network in Paris. An old friend and rival Robert Benoist, France's top racing driver of the 1920s helped him form a resistance network. The author has done 18 years of complex research to write an unforgettable story. ISBN: 9780955486807. Our Book No: 28947. $18 AUD.
87. Schaule, Gunter (2000). Holtermann's Nugget (1st ed). Briar Hill, VIC: Indra Publishing. 168 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, base spine lightly bumped, pages faintly toned, tiny dent bottom edge front cover, minor edgewear. This historical novel is based on the life of the successful 19th-century miner, businessman, parliamentarian and photographer, Bernhardt Holtermann, who came to Sydney as a young man. He is most famous for finding a huge gold nugget at Hill End (NSW), and for his large heritage collection of photographic negatives. The rear cover has a small story by John Holterman, the great grandson of Bernard Otto Holtermann. ISBN: 0958580553. Our Book No: 28979. $15 AUD.
88. Scott, Kim (2011). That Deadman Dance (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 400 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This Australian novel is inspired by the history of early contact between Aboriginal people - the Noongar - and Europeans in the area of Albany, Western Australia - the author's hometown, which is known by some historians as the 'friendly frontier'. Told in playful musical prose through the eyes of black and white, young and old, this is a story about a fledgling community in the early 1800s. Winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award for 2011. ISBN: 9780330404235. Our Book No: 28300. $15 AUD.
89. Sheridan, Greg (2015). When We Were Young & Foolish: A Memoir of My Misguided Youth With Tony Abbott, Bob Carr, Malcolm Turnbull, Kevin Rudd & Other Reprobates. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 365 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, top corner rear cover little creased, few tiny creases covers, minor edgewear. Journalist (foreign affairs reporter, Australian newspaper) records his determined and passionate journey from an underprivileged but emotionally rich childhood in Sydney's inner west, to the world of emotionally charged political fronts. The book gives a new and personal look at the people as they were as students and in their 20s, and the events, philosophies, relationships and inner demons that contributed to their current behaviour. ISBN: 9781760113391. Our Book No: 28949. $20 AUD.
90. Sinnett, Frederick (1979). An Account of the Colony of South Australia, Prepared for Distribution at the International Exhibition of 1862, Together with a Catalogue of all the Products of South Australia, Exhibited in the South Australian Court of the International Exhibition. Adelaide: Austaprint. 100 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, beige cloth cover (patterned black leather spine), large foldout map at front, minor edgewear, pen mark front cover, large bookshop sticker rear cover. (No 282 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Estimated date, 1979, Trove catalogue.) Originally published in 1862 (London and Adelaide editions, the latter actually not containing the map). Includes early explorations, gold mines, emigration, wages, public works and institutions. ISBN: 0858723360. Our Book No: 16882. $50 AUD.
91. Sirius (1940). The Animal Lover: Book of the Animal Welfare League Victoria. [Melbourne]: W. Cruickshank (Printer) / Animal Welfare League of Victoria. 216 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, concealed staples (rusted), thin card covers, black & white text-photos, black & white adverts, pages lightly toned, bottom corner front cover removed, minimal insect damage spine & few page edges, tiny loss spine (ends rubbed), white background rear cover lightly toned, light foxing edges, light stain first page, edgewear. (Estimated date, 1940, Monash University Library catalogue.) This book is edited by "Sirius", writer on kennel topics in "The Argus" newspaper. The Animal Welfare League of Victoria was formed in 1929 at Toorak, Victoria. The many photos make this a collectable book for animal lovers. Our Book No: 28944. $30 AUD.
92. Slaughter, Anne-Marie (2015). Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Penguin Group Australia. 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. This book is about the struggle for equality between women and men, work and family. The author is the first female director of policy planning at the U.S. State department. There are personal stories, individual action plans, and a broad outline for change to help in the business of equality, and bringing about positive change for the future. ISBN: 9780670077670. Our Book No: 28960. $18 AUD.
93. Small, Mary; Ingpen, Robert (illustrator) (1981). Night of the Muttonbirds (1st ed). Sydney: Methuen. 71 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, no jacket as published, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, edges lightly foxed, tiny scuff base spine, pages faintly toned. First edition. A young boy named Matthew returns home to Cape Barren Island in Bass Strait. He has to choose between tradition and a reluctance to kill. Based on a true story. In March the families of Cape Barren go '"birding" as they have done for generations. A chance encounter with a conservationist, who has been banding birds on the islands for years, brings Matthew to a turning point in his life. This book and the people in it is based on fact, but the characters are fictitious. Suitable for older children. ISBN: 0454002297. Our Book No: 16885. $15 AUD.
94. Spigelman, James J.; Pell, Cardinal George (foreword) (2004). Becket & Henry: The Becket Lectures. Sydney: St Thomas More Society. 309 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, rubber name stamp top edge. These lectures by Hon James Spigelman, Chief Justice of New South Wales, examine life and career of Thomas Becket, Archbishop and martyr. The relationship with King Henry II and the tensions between Church and state that preoccupied both men are also examined. Brings to life institutional and personal crises that are similar to current issues of public policy. ISBN: 0646434772. Our Book No: 28942. $35 AUD.
95. Stewart, Lolla; Russell, Elaine (illustrator) (2011). Savannah Dreams (1st ed). Melbourne, Prahran: Little Hare. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings, few scratches front cover, spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about a girl named Savannah who goes looking for bush tucker with her family. Savannah's family always find good food, Savannah finds only rubbish. Savannah has a vivid imagination which helps her to make the biggest catch of all. Based on an Aboriginal folklore. The beautiful illustrations with their vibrant colours help to make this a very enjoyable story for children from about 8 years and older. ISBN: 9781921714030. Our Book No: 28954. $18 AUD.
96. Taft, Ronald (1966). From Stranger to Citizen: A Survey of Studies of Immigrant Assimilation in Western Australia. London: Tavistock Publications. 108 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables (including foldout), appendices, minor edge tears jacket (spine toned), old price marks. A report on a 12-year research program in the Psychology Department, University of Western Australia, which examined assimilation of 1300 immigrants to Western Australia from various ethnic backgrounds (British, Dutch, Polish, Italian, for example). Our Book No: 11468. $15 AUD.
97. Thaler, Richard H.; Sunstein, Cass R. (2009). Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 306 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tip folded one page, minor edgewear. Every day we make decisions, but unfortunately, we often choose poorly. We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions that make us poorer, less healthy and less happy. And, as Thaler and Sunstein show, no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way. By knowing how people think, we can make it easier for them to choose what is best for them, their families and society. Using dozens of eye-opening examples the authors demonstrate how to nudge us in the right directions, without restricting our freedom of choice. A unique new way of looking at the world for individuals and governments alike. For example, government can implement policy to "nudge" us in the desirable direction. ISBN: 9780141040011. Our Book No: 15564. $14 AUD.
98. Thomlinson, Damien; Cowley, Michael (with) (2013). Without Warning: A Soldier's Extraordinary Journey (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 290 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, colour photos, minor edgewear corners & bottom edge. This autobiography is the story of a Special Forces soldier who drove over a Taliban explosive device on a night patrol in Afghanistan in 2009. He lost both legs and sustained other injuries. He fought his way back and within six weeks from the time of his accident he was walking on prosthetic legs, and after another six weeks was able to welcome his unit home from Afghanistan. Later he went on to complete the gruelling 96-kilometre Kokoda Track. Now he is an aspiring paralympian, focused on representing Australia in snowboarding. This is an uplifting story, and shows one man's courage, guts, drive and resilience. ISBN: 9780000448828. Our Book No: 28973. $15 AUD.
99. Tink, Andrew (2012). Lord Sydney: The Life and Times of Tommy Townshend (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Walker & Whiteoak / Australian Scholarly Publishing. 315 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, minor edgewear, autograph. A John Bull figure, full of bumptious ambition and self-confidence, Lord Sydney had a remarkable political career, largely in opposition. When the British cabinet accepted his recommendation to send convicts to Botany Bay, he instructed the Treasury to provide for the First Fleet. His name is now proudly borne by Australia's oldest city. ISBN: 9781921875434. Our Book No: 16905. $25 AUD.
100. Todorov, Tzvetan; Denner, Arthur (translator) (2001). The Fragility of Goodness: Why Bulgaria's Jews Survived the Holocaust (1st translated ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 197 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is about an important part of Bulgarian history. With the exception of Denmark, Bulgaria was the only country allied with Nazi Germany that did not annihilate or hand over its Jewish population. The author has put together and explains for the first time key evidence, including letters, diaries, government reports, and memoirs. Most have never been translated into any language. ISBN: 0691115648. Our Book No: 28967. $18 AUD.
101. Toibin, Colm (2014). Nora Webster. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 311 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A magnificent seventh novel, set in Wexford, Ireland, about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief and fear, struggling for hope. Widowed at 40, Nora has lost the man who rescued her from a stifling world. Now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the grief of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again - after many years - she finds solace herself - a memorable heroine. ISBN: 9781743532195. Our Book No: 16898. $20 AUD.
102. Tooth & Co., Limited (1953). Over a Century of Brewing Tradition: The Story of Tooth & Co. Limited, Established 1835. Sydney: Kent & Waverley Breweries. 78 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket, very good condition, navy blue cloth boards, gilt title front cover, full-page colour plates, frontispiece, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal toning boards, pages lightly toned, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, rear hinge little split (pages firm), closed tear one page, bookshop label inside rear cover. (Estimated date, 1953, Trove catalogue, and date of frontispiece photo of Kent Brewery.) This the fascinating story of the famous Tooth Brewing Company which was was established in 1835, in Sydney. It was founded by John Tooth and his brother-in-law, Charles Newnham, who started trading as Newnham & Tooth. Our Book No: 28952. $25 AUD.
103. Upfield, Arthur (1994). The Bachelors of Broken Hill (An Inspector Bonaparte Mystery). Melbourne: Hinkler Books. 254 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages toned as common, spine faintly creased. When two elderly bachelors were poisoned with cyanide, a strange woman was on the scene each time - and now she too has disappeared, leaving no trace. Tracking her down in a town of 28,000 people is a job to tax even Inspector Bonaparte. Bony needs the unorthodox skills of burglar Jimmy the Screwsman and a lightning-sketch artist, as well as all his Aboriginal deductive and tracking skills at his command. Our Book No: 1201. $10 AUD.
104. Vallely, Dan; Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (2004). The Great Possum Creek Earthquake (Reprint ed). Sydney: Woollahra Sales & Imports / Murray David Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, bottom corner front cover & spine little creased. A children's picture book in the Possum Creek series. The bright colourful illustrations will appeal to any age, to accompany the verse by Dan Vallely. ISBN: 187655309X. Our Book No: 28943. $10 AUD.
105. Wallace, Alfred Russel; Cranbrook, Earl of (foreword) (2010). The Malay Archipelago [Stanfords Travel Classics]. Oxford: Beaufoy Books. 531 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, map, corner one page folded. Unabridged? Wallace (1823 - 1913) developed the concept of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. While a young man, he explored the Malay Archipelago for eight years, covering 14,000 miles by foot and native canoe. He collected 125,000 specimens on insects and animals, many previously unknown. ISBN: 9781906780319. Our Book No: 116903. $25 AUD.
106. Walling, Edna (1984). On the Trail of Australian Wildflowers. Canberra: Mulini Press. 84 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cream cloth covers, full-page sepia (brown-tinted) photos, sepia text and vignettes, tiny hole spine jacket, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear, erratum slip loosely inserted, bookshop sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This his her fifth and last gardening book, written in the 1940s, but never published until recently rediscovered by gardening writer Jean Galbraith. Shows her growing love for Australian native plants, and demonstrates how these can be used in garden design. There is a glimpse of another house, a seaside cottage, and the native garden she developed around it. In addition are the visits she makes to various parts of south eastern Australia in her search for Australian native flowers in the nature settings. The photo, taken in the 1940s, were in poor condition, and so are reproduced here in duotone. ISBN: 0949910147. Our Book No: 16879. $60 AUD.
107. Wang, Gabrielle; Masciullo, Lucia (illustrator) (2011). Poppy at Summerhill: Our Australian Girl. Melbourne: Puffin / Penguin Books. 104 + 28 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, drawings, front cover creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The second of a set of four books (stories for young adults), about the amazing journey of a young Chinese-Aboriginal girl, who lives on a Christian mission in 1864. Poppy sets out to chase her brother after he escapes from the mission in search of freedom and a better life. She is taken in by a caring homestead family, after a terrible accident leaves her injured. The family's Aboriginal stockman, Tommy, awakens Poppy's Aboriginal roots and teaches her about their culture. ISBN: 9780143305330. Our Book No: 16894. $10 AUD.
108. Wang, Gabrielle; Masciullo, Lucia (illustrator) (2011). Poppy and the Thief: Our Australian Girl. Melbourne: Puffin / Penguin Books. 104 + 22 pp. Paperback, very good condition, drawings, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The third of a set of four books (stories for young adults), about the amazing journey of a young Chinese-Aboriginal girl, who lives on a Christian mission in 1864. Poppy is on the road again, desperately trying to catch up with her brother. When she meets a mysterious Chinese boy, she thinks she might finally be getting closer to finding Gus and solving the mystery of the Chinese letter with the very special dragon seal. In Wahgunyah, she makes contact with the Chinese community who have come to Victoria to find gold. She's so close to finding out about her father and her Chinese heritage, but then Poppy is framed as a thief and captured! Will anyone believe that she's innocent? ISBN: 9780143305347. Our Book No: 16895. $10 AUD.
109. Wang, Gabrielle; Masciullo, Lucia (illustrator) (2011). Poppy Comes Home: Our Australian Girl. Melbourne: Puffin / Penguin Books. 103 + 18 pp. Paperback, very good condition, drawings, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The fourth of a set of four books (stories for young adults), about the amazing journey of a young Chinese-Aboriginal girl, who lives on a Christian mission in 1864. Poppy has never been closer to finding her brother, Gus, when the worse thing she could possibly imagine happens. Fisher is kidnapped! Will Poppy be able to find her very best friend in the world? And has the chance to find Gus slipped away forever? Poppy's story concludes in this, the breathtaking final instalment of four books about a Gold Rush girl who dreams of a better life. ISBN: 9780143305354. Our Book No: 16896. $10 AUD.
110. Whybrow, Ian; Birmingham, Christian (illustrator) (1999). A Baby for Grace (Reprint ed). London: Kingfisher Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, good condition, poster inside rear cover, colour drawings, top corner front flyleaf removed, faint foxing inside covers, minor edgewear corners, non-author written dedication. A charming children's picture story about a little girl named Grace who is waiting the birth of a baby brother or sister. Grace wanted to help but was too young to help with all the preparations for the new baby, and she could not explain how she felt. The beautiful life-like illustrations and poetic storytelling make this a wonderful book that is perfect to capture a special family moment. ISBN: 0753403765. Our Book No: 28956. $10 AUD.
111. Wodak, Alex; Moore, Timothy (2002). Modernising Australia's Drug Policy. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 103 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Australian physician examines the options when the law enforcement approach is finally exhausted. It includes a ten-point plan to reduce the death, disease, crime and corruption that has become an entrenched part of the drug economy. He calls for new realism in Australian drug policy by treating drugs as a social and health problem. ISBN: 0868404829. Our Book No: 22516. $10 AUD.
112. Women’s Missionary Association, Presbyterian Church of New South Wales (1922). Cookery Book of Good and Tried Receipts (17th ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 224 pp. Hardback small, good plus condition, red cloth cover (little marked & flecked), adverts, inner hinge repaired archival tape, pages faintly toned, edges lightly foxed, edgewear. Seventeenth edition of this popular cookbook compiled for the Women’s Missionary Association of the Presbyterian Church of New South Wales (NSW). Completing 290,000 copies, and originally published in 1895. Our Book No: 16901. $30 AUD.
113. Woods, Barbara; Pike, B. E. [Betty] (illustrator) (1944). The Adventurous Koalas. Melbourne: J. B. Picken & Sons. 48 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, stapled (rusted), full-page colour drawings, pages lightly toned, spine repaired (transparent archival tape), faint creasing & marking, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation, owner's written name. Delightful little children's picture story about the adventures of two koalas. (Estimated date, 1944, Trove catalogue. Muir 8167. The probable later of two cover designs.). Our Book No: 16902. $40 AUD.
114. Wright, Judith (2014). The Coral Battleground (New ed) [Great Barrier Reef]. Melbourne: Spinifex Press. 205 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. The respected Australian poet describes the battle to save the Great Barrier Reef from limestone mining and oil drilling. A classic study of politics and conservation. The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland consists of 2000 kilometres of spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands. In the late 1960s, the Reef was threatened with limestone mining and oil drilling. A small group of dedicated conservationists in Queensland, John Busst, Judith Wright, Len Webb and others, battled to save the Ellison Reef from coral-limestone mining, and the Swain Reefs from oil exploration. The group later swelled to encompass scientists, trade unionists and politicians throughout Australia. This led in 1976 to the establishment of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, which still survives as a legacy of activists, artists, poets, ecologists and students. In 1967 they were branded as cranks, but now they should be recognised as visionaries. ISBN: 9781742199061. Our Book No: 16907. $20 AUD.
115. Zhongkuo, Bai; Zhong Kuo, Bai (1988). Nerve Stimulation Therapy. Hong Kong: Oceania Typesetters. 380 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, colour photos spread, two foldout plates, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear. (Estimated date: 1988, latest date in text.). This Chinese therapy mixes acupuncture and Western medicine. Invented by Professor Sun Huiqing in 1919, and then passed on to his adopted son, Bai Zhongkuo. Revision of an earlier text. ISBN: 9627820067. Our Book No: 11808. $15 AUD.
116. Zogbaum, Heidi (2004). Kisch in Australia: The Untold Story (1st ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Scribe Publications. 229 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, light crease front cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Egon Kisch was the cause celebre of 1934 in Australia. The Czech national was invited as a leading delegate to the Congress Against War and Fascism, but was prevented by immigration authorities from landing until action was taken through the High Court. Consequently he jumped ship in Melbourne, broke his leg, and was smuggled in to public meetings to speak. This book puts him, and his Australian experience, in the larger context of the rise of fascism in Europe and the ideological struggles of the 1930s. ISBN: 1920769358. Our Book No: 28972. $15 AUD.