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1. Anderson, Jessica (2011). Tirra Lirra By the River. Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 202 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Winner of Miles Franklin Award. Bittersweet novel of a spirited woman bent on escaping her stifling marriage. She moves to London and creates a successful career as a dressmaker. Now in her seventies, she returns to Queensland and her childhood home. ISBN: 9780330359719. Our Book No: 4039. $10 AUD.
2. Andrews, Alan E. J. (editor) (1981). Hume and Hovell 1824. Hobart: Blubber Head Press. 391 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), maps, foldout map (two-sided) at rear, sepia map endpapers, frontispiece drawing, black & white photos, pages minimally toned as usual, minor edgewear. (No 318 of a limited edition of 750 copies, autographed by the editor.) The pioneering overland expedition by Hamilton Hume and William Hovell from the Yass Plains to Bass Strait in 1824 - 1825. This volume brings together all the primary sources about what later became an acrimonious relationship between Hume and Hovell. ISBN: 0908528078. Our Book No: 17264. $80 AUD.
3. Aron, Raphael (Ralph) (1999). Cults: Too Good to be True. Sydney: HarperCollins. 252 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Discusses cults and their power over individuals with a strong desire to belong. Raphael Aron is the Director of Cult Counselling Australia. His work is to support and counsel psychologically and physically abused people and their loved ones in order to rehabilitate them back into families and society. ISBN: 1863717609. Our Book No: 21515. $35 AUD.
4. Barber, Shirley (1997). Martha B. Rabbit and the Unexpected Guests (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Five Mile Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, some edgewear corners & spine. Children's picture story in which Martha B. Rabbit and her friend Tabitha Cat prepare for the long winter ahead. Friends come to visit and seek shelter in their home. It's a winter they'll always remember. ISBN: 0867885807. Our Book No: 29586. $15 AUD.
5. Barber, Shirley (2006). Spellbound: A Fairytale Romance (Reprint ed) [Classic Fairies]. Melbourne: Five Mile Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, covers & spine little faded & faintly creased, minor edgewear corners. Children's picture story about two princes who are in search of brides. They meet Princess Rowena and her sister Princess Lisette. The older sister, jealous of her younger sister, has cast a wicked spell on her. How can the spell be broken? Shirley Barber's enchanting illustrations are magic. ISBN: 1741242681. Our Book No: 29583. $10 AUD.
6. Barham, Larry; Priestley, Phillip;Targett, Adrian, & Aston, Mick (foreword) (1999). In Search of Cheddar Man. Gloucestershire: Tempus Publishing. 160 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, maps, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear. English archeologist describes a remarkable direct genetic link between Cheddar Man, a 9000-year old skeleton found in a Somerset cave, and a local history teacher, Adrian Targett. This book will suit anyone interested in Britain's distant past, particularly the Mendips. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0752414011. Our Book No: 20203. $10 AUD.
7. Barrymore, Josephine; Wilhelm, Lauren (illustrator) (2006). The Bungarra Five (Reprint ed) [Little Aussie Adventure Book]. Perth, Fremantle: Little Aussie Pty Ltd. Unnum 26 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (mostly full-page), minor edgewear corners. An Australian children's picture story about monitor lizards, known as "goannas". The story is fantasy, but the setting of its bush picnic at Yardie Creek is a very real and beautiful place on the Nor'west coast of Western Australia. The "goannas" are sometime called "bungarras". Everything comes in 'fives' in this story - bungarras, fingers, toes, eggs, and eggcups. This very special book will appeal to children of all ages and they can count the things in the story as they go along. ISBN: 0646176013. Our Book No: 29601. $15 AUD.
8. Bayley, William A. (1973). Lithgow Zig Zag Railway Blue Mountains - New South Wales (3rd enlarged ed). Bulli, NSW: Austrail Publications. 64 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, faint foxing centre map & edges, covers little faded, minor edgewear. A booklet about the Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow. Opened in 1869, the Great Lithgow Zig-Zag was acclaimed a railway engineering feat, unique in the world. The railway was in use until 1910, being superseded by a system of 10 tunnels. ISBN: 0909597103. Our Book No: 29559. $15 AUD.
9. Bayley, William A. (1975). Lapstone Zig Zag Railway Blue Mountains - New South Wales (1st ed). Bulli, NSW: Austrail Publications. 68 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos, map, faint foxing edges, staples rusted, tiny scuff spine ends, covers little faded, minor edgewear. A booklet about the smaller and lesser known Zig Zag Railway at Lapstone which was used by trains for just over half as long as the Great Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow. Just on forty miles from Sydney, just two years after its opening, the Lithgow Zig Zag Railway was put in place, and the little Zig Zag at Lapstone was abandoned and forgotten, overgrown with scrub and trees until the motor car age found part of it to use as a vehicular highway. Today, it is explored by people interested in history. ISBN: 0909597073. Our Book No: 29558. $20 AUD.
10. Bayley, William A. (1977). The Great Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow. Bulli, NSW: Austrail Publications. 130 pp. Paperback, very good condition, card covers, black & white text-photos, map, faint foxing edges, covers little faded, spine little scuffed (slight loss top spine), top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear, faint biro line front cover. This book is about the Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow. Opened in 1869, the Great Lithgow Zig-Zag was acclaimed a railway engineering feat, unique in the world. A great book for anyone wanting to learn about this fascinating part of rail history. (Incorrect ISBN 090959789 printed in book.). ISBN: 0909597189. Our Book No: 29563. $10 AUD.
11. Brennan, Maire (2000). The Other Side of the Rainbow: The Autobiography of the Voice of Clannad (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 268 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. The story of the voice of Clannad. Maire is the lead singer of family Irish band Clannad. In this autobiography she shares the highs and lows of success in the public eye. Hers is a very inspiring story. ISBN: 0340756802. Our Book No: 29547. $15 AUD.
12. Brodie, Nick (2015). Kin: A Real People's History of Our Nation (1st ed). Melbourne: Hardie Grant Books. 370 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, family trees, sepia (brown-tinted) photos (few colour & black & white), top corners covers creased, top spine lightly bumped, faint mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. The author is an historian and archaeologist who traces his family back to their first arrival in Australia. The book provides a unique historical look at Australia's past. The author tells his own fascinating family history as he follows his people and their children across land and sea, in their everyday occupations, and through their hardships and most memorable events. ISBN: 9781742708621. Our Book No: 29600. $18 AUD.
13. Buckby, Pauline (2003). David Howie: Devil or Saint? Smithton, TAS: Jamala Press. 186 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, no flyleaf or title page as issued, black & white photos, front hinge slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear corners & top spine. From the author's notes: The events that took place in the life of David Howie are historical fact, and appropriate record details are quoted in the bibliography. There is no evidence that Howie left any diaries, so some speculation and embellishment has been necessary to reconstruct his story where no records exist. An insight into David Howie's immediate family in Fifeshire where he was born, has been well researched. He became a household name in Australia in 1845. The research over many years in England, Scotland and Australia tells the story of a man who became a legend in his adopted country. The story is one of crime, passion, wrecked ships, attempted murder, sealers, pirates, Aborigines, graft and incredible bravery. He rescued the survivors of the Cataraqui wreck on King Island, Australia's worst sea tragedy on record. He was awarded the title of Straits Constable by the government of the day in order to police the islands of Bass Strait. ISBN: 1876913088. Our Book No: 29603. $35 AUD.
14. Burgo, Dr Joseph (2015). The Narcissist You Know: Defending Yourself Against Extreme Narcissists in an All-about-me Age (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 282 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, base spine slightly bumped, minor edgewear. Compellingly describes the self-obsessed culture called "narcissism". The author has more than 30 years experience studying personality disorders and treating extreme narcissists. This is useful guidebook to help defuse hostile situations and be a survivor of attacks by a narcissistic person. ISBN: 9781743533086. Our Book No: 29556. $20 AUD.
15. Cargill, A.; O'Neill, S. (1976). The Lithgow Zig Zag Railway (3rd ed). Lithgow, NSW: Zig Zag Trust / Zig Zag Railway Co-op Ltd. 20 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos, map, faint foxing edges, light foxing inside covers & pages, pages & covers faintly toned, staples little rusted, minor edgewear. A booklet about the Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow which gives a brief history of the establishment of the Railway. Opened in 1869, the Great Lithgow Zig Zag was acclaimed a railway engineering feat, unique in the world. This booklet replaces previous editions of "The Great or Lithgow Zig Zag". This book is regarded as an interim measure until the official opening in early 1976. Our Book No: 29561. $15 AUD.
16. Carroll, Jack (1981). The Streets of Mosman (Revised ed). Sydney, Mosman: Mosman Historical Society. 74 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, spine faded, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Originally published 1948. A history of this suburb on the north shore of Sydney, Australia. This booklet has been revised and republished by The Mosman Historical Society. The Carroll family gave there permission for the booklet to be updated and republished. Mr Bill Carroll's interview with Stan Murdoch is included. A great way to learn about this fascinating part of the North Shore. ISBN: 0959995641. Our Book No: 29544. $12 AUD.
17. Censor; Bell Bruce, Oliver (1910). Don't, or Directions for Avoiding Improprieties in Conduct and Common Errors of Speech. Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide: E. W. Cole. 64 + 16 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, red card cover, repairs (black cloth spine, archival tape fore-edge), edges & few pages lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, edgewear, owner's rubber stamps (front cover & title page). A book of hundreds of pithy statements of etiquette (behaviour that you don't do). Chapers: At table - In dress and personal habits - In the drawing room - In public - In speech - In general - For womankind - For young people. The scarce Cole's enlarged edition, with 16 extra pages. (Rubber stamps of E. L. Morgan.) (About 1910, originally published 1880s by Ward Lock in UK, and D. Appleton in USA.). Our Book No: 17259. $40 AUD.
18. Clark, Jane; Whitelaw, Bridget (1985). Golden Summers: Heidelberg and Beyond (1st p/b ed). Sydney: International Cultural Corporation (ICC). 202 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, colour paintings, some edgewear corners. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Traces the early history of Australian artists Streeton, Roberts, McCubbin, Fox and others (the Heidelberg school). The book has been published to complement the exhibitions during 1985 - 1986 in Victoria, Sydney, South Australia, and Western Australia. Includes brief biographies of the artists. ISBN: 0642081824. Our Book No: 28043A. $20 AUD.
19. Cotter, Jason (editor); Williams, Michael (editor); Hancock, James Gulliver (illustrations) (2009). Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books. Melbourne, Carlton: Readings Books, Music and Film. 264 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Readings opened in 1969, and has grown to become one of the most renowned and beloved bookshops in Melbourne and a landmark on the local library scene. This book is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. ISBN: 9781740668217. Our Book No: 29567. $15 AUD.
20. Dansey, H. D. B. (1947). How the Maoris Came to Aotearoa. Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 115 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, pages toned (endpapers very toned), jacket toned (spine very toned, small edge tears), some edgewear. Our Book No: 17268. $10 AUD.
21. Dickman, Chris (editor); Lunney, Daniel (editor); Burgin, Shelley (editor) (2007). Animals of Arid Australia: Out on Their Own? Sydney, Mosman: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. 240 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, color text-photos, figures, tables, maps, glossy paper, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The papers in this book were presented at a forum on 23 October 2004. The aim was to discuss whether the animals of arid Australia are 'out on their own' in terms of their unique adaptations for desert life, our view of them, and their long term prospects for survival. The many colour photos help to tell a very important story. This book will be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about the unique animals that help to make up Australia. ISBN: 9780980327205. Our Book No: 22422. $25 AUD.
22. Duncan, Dr Lindsay (2003). Gremlins of the Mind: PSH Therapy for Subconscious Change. Sydney, Surry Hills: Lin-Mind Publications. 218 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, summary boxes, bottom corner rear cover creased, top edge little marked, minor edgewear. This book is about Private Subconscious-mind Healing (PSH Therapy). In his foreword the author states that this is not a do-it-yourself book, as this therapy works best through teamwork between therapist and client. A brief history of PSH and where it fits with respect to other current approaches to therapy. The author is a registered psychologist with a private practice in Sydney. He works with victims of crime, in relationship counselling, individual life skills counselling, and as a corporate consultant. ISBN: 0975128205. Our Book No: 29565. $25 AUD.
23. Evans, Harold E. (1980). Soldier and Evangelist: The Story of Rev. John G. Ridley, M.C. (1st ed) [Baptist Historical Studies]. Sydney: Baptist Historical Society of N.S.W. 80 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good condition, few black & white photos including frontispiece, covers little creased, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear, minor biro scribble front cover. A pamphlet about Rev. John G. Ridley who served in World War 1 as a soldier on active service, and a chaplain during Wold War 2. The author has written a tribute to a significant evangelical Christian who wanted to serve God, and he did not find it difficult being both a soldier and a Christian. ISBN: 0959495509. Our Book No: 29597. $20 AUD.
24. Eyers, Kerrie; Parker, Gordon (2008). Mastering Bipolar Disorder: An Insider's Guide to Managing Mood Swings and Finding Balance. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 272 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. This book gathers stories from people with bipolar disorder. They share inspiring and sometimes amusing accounts of their experiences of bipolar episodes, and wise advise on ways of managing the highs and lows on a daily basis. There are tips from clinicians and the latest research to help everyone with bipolar disorder and their families experience a better quality of life. ISBN: 9781741755466. Our Book No: 23781. $12 AUD.
25. Feuerstein, Georg (1996). The Philosophy of Classical Yoga (New ed). Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions International. 140 pp. Paperback, very good condition, tiny crease fore-edge few pages, minor edgewear. This is one of the first comprehensive studies of the philosophical concepts of classical yoga. The book details the key concepts used by Patanjali in his Yoga-Sutra to describe the enigma of human existence and to indicate a way to escape the perpetual motion of the wheel of becoming. Differs from previous studies because it seeks to free Patanjali's aphoristic statements from the accretions of later interpretations. Places the Sutra in its original context and sees it as a source of the whole edifice of classical yoga, and not just as a summary of other developments. This book will appeal to comparative religionists, idologists, and practitioners of Yoga who want to enhance their understanding of its philosophical basis. (Originally published, 1980.). ISBN: 9780892816033. Our Book No: 29555. $15 AUD.
26. Foster, William C. (1985). Sir Thomas Livingston Mitchell and His World 1792 - 1855: Surveyor General of New South Wales 1828 - 1855. Sydney: Institution of Surveyors. 594 pp. Hardback small thick quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white drawings & text-photos, maps, faint foxing reverse side jacket, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A biography of life of the Australian explorer, from his birth in Scotland, through military service under the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsula War mapping the battlefields, to his appointment as Surveyor General of New South Wales, and his four expeditions from Sydney. (Loosely inserted: Postcard and letter from the author to James Hoskin, plus sales brochure for the book. All little creased and foxed.). ISBN: 0909761116. Our Book No: 17265. $60 AUD.
27. Gackenbach, Jayne (editor); Sheikh, Anees A. (editor) (1991). Dream Images: A Call to Mental Arms [Imagery and Human Development Series]. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing. 316 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, minimal edgewear. A state-of-the-art collection of scientific papers that attempts to restore the study of mental imagery to the centre of dream research. Represents varying points of view about dreams and the major research being conducted in dream therapy. Renewed interest into serious dream investigation in recent years has supplied a variety of conceptual and research applications into dream study. ISBN: 0895030748. Our Book No: 12043. $20 AUD.
28. Gawler, Ian (2013). The Mind that Changes Everything: 48 Creative Meditations that will Enrich Your Life (1st ed). Melbourne: Brolga Press. 278 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition. This book has many evocative stories, practical wisdom and 48 techniques that range from the simple to the profound. For everyone who wants to direct the power of their mind to gain a more joyful, healthy and fulfilled life. By the popular Australian self-help speaker and author of "You Can Conquer Cancer". ISBN: 9781922175441. Our Book No: 29582. $18 AUD.
29. Goffman, Erving (1990). The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (Modern reprint ed). London: Penguin Group. 251 pp. Paperback, very good condition, top corner rear cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. This classic book provides an analysis of the structures of social encounters from the perspective of the dramatic performance. Originally published, 1959. ISBN: 9780140135718. Our Book No: 29575. $15 AUD.
30. Goldsworthy, Peter (editor) (2008). True Blue? On Being Australian. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 224 pp. Paperback wide small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few colour photos, minimal edgewear. This book brings together novelists, poets, journalists, cultural icons, historians, commentators, photographers and painters, old voices and new voices - all of who reflect on the stories Australians tell about themselves and the myths Australians cultivate. The book is funny, ironic, provocative and inspiring. ISBN: 9781741750591. Our Book No: 26830. $18 AUD.
31. Halgren, S.; Gibson, R. (1982). The Lithgow Zig Zag Railway (4th ed). Lithgow, NSW: Zig Zag Railway Co-Op Ltd. 24 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos, map, faint foxing on edges, minor edgewear (mainly spine). A booklet about the Zig Zag Railway at Lithgow. Opened in 1869, the Great Lithgow Zig Zag was acclaimed a railway engineering feat, unique in the world. The Zig Zag Co-operative Society was formed exactly 100 years after the line was first used, and on the 106th anniversary of the first date of operation, 18th october 1975, the first of the many Zig Zag Railway Co-operative locomotives used the middle road of the old railway. The dedication, interest, ability and perseverance of the society has gradually built the Zig Zag Tourist Railway in to one of New South Wales' major attractions. Our Book No: 29560. $15 AUD.
32. Halgren, S. (editor) (1982). Switchback: 10th Anniversary Issue (1st ed) [Zig Zag Railway Co-Op Ltd Newsletter: Volume 8, Number 2, Winter]. Lithgow, NSW: Zig Zag Railway Co-Op Ltd. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos (mostly full-page), map, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This edition of "Switchback" newsletter is dedicated as a pictorial and historical tribute to the Zig Zag Railway and to those whose vision and dedication since 1968 has been rewarded by the operation of steam on one of the engineering masterpieces of the 19th century. The zig-zag structure helped to open up the "wide brown land" (pastoral leases in central western New South Wales). Our Book No: 29562. $20 AUD.
33. Hart, Matthew (2005). The Irish Game: A True Story of Crime and Art. London: Vintage. 220 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few colour plates, pages lightly toned, spine little creased, minor edgewear corners. The story of the art theft and recovery of some of the world's most important art works, finding new leads and unexpected connections in the mysterious underworld of international art crime. ISBN: 0099474573. Our Book No: 29571. $20 AUD.
34. Hasson, Gill (2014). Emotional Intelligence: Managing Emotions to Make a Positive Impact on Your Life and Career (1st ed). Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons. 202 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. In the introduction the author explains that Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your emotions. In this book managing your emotions will make a difference to your life and others around you. Some key points covered are: How to be more assertive and confident, learning how to express how you feel, what you want and don't want, dealing with bullying, handling difficult situations, events and other people, how to understand other people feelings, how to motivate and inspire others. ISBN: 9780857085443. Our Book No: 29570. $20 AUD.
35. Hewett, Dorothy (1975). Rapunzel in Suburbia. Sydney: New Poetry / Poetry Society of Australia. 95 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, brown endpapers, covers lightly toned (mainly spine), minor edgewear. (First edition. Limited edition of 1000 copies, of which 900 are paperbound. Out of series, as perhaps all copies.) Her second collection of poems, somewhat raw, following "Windmill Country" (1969). This book was suppressed as her ex-husband took legal action regarding a poem ("Uninvited Guest") included. This collection was reprinted in 1976, omitting the poem (but it still faced legal action). Loosely inserted: Brochure from the publisher advertising this book and other current books. ISBN: 085869008X. Our Book No: 17262. $120 AUD.
36. Hewett, Dorothy (1993). The Toucher (1st ed). Melbourne: McPhee Gribble. 300 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (bottom corner rear flap creased), spine ends little rubbed, pages lightly toned. Novel set in a small seaside town on the south coast of Western Australia. This narrative of sexual intrigue, memory and death is the author's first novel in 34 years. ISBN: 0869142771. Our Book No: 29598. $20 AUD.
37. Historical Society, Hastings District (1977 - 1980). Hastings District Historical Society Occasional Papers (12 issues). [Port Macquarie, NSW]: Hastings District Historical Society. 4 to 16 pp. Each issue: Paperback, very good condition, stencilled single side, stapled (rusted), pages little toned, edgewear. Occasional Papers 1 to 14, missing nos 9 and 10. No 1: Letters to Patrick Boswell, husband of Annabella Boswell, by Jack Giblett. No 2: The Archives Authority of NSW, by Frank Rogers. No 3: Writing and writers of old Port Macquarie, by Mrs N. Sheather (Part 1). No 4: The naming of Hamilton - an area of Port Macquarie - known as Hibbard, by Dorothy Edmunds. No 5: Coins, by Mrs O. Munro. No 6: John dick - tanner and oyster farmer, by Dr Nicol McLaren. No 7: The Port Macquarie conquest: A casual study of conflicting cultures, by Mr R. Howell. No 8: Writing and writers of old Port Macquarie, by Mrs N. Sheather (Part 2). No 11: The Wilsons of Port Macquarie. No 12: Vineyards and vignerons of Port Macquarie, by Mrs W. Howell. No 13: Historical recollections of Comboyne, by Mrs M. Monck. No 14: The amazing Ann Bird, by Frank Rogers. Our Book No: 4292. $80 AUD.
38. Hobson, Jeremy; Lewis, Celia (2012). Keeping Chickens: Getting the Best from Your Chickens (Reprint ed). Blue Ash, OH: David & Charles. 174 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour photos (few full-page), tiny scuff spine ends, small crush top edge rear cover, minor edgewear corners & spine ends. This book discusses the care of chickens. Covers egg-laying to ease of keeping for over 70 different breeds, setting up and maintaining a healthy hen house, keeping the chickens warm - and dry and safe from predators. There is practical advice on hygiene, disease and healthcare. Learn about broody birds and egg incubation, and rear a new generation of chicks to brighten any garden. ISBN: 9780715336250. Our Book No: 29591. $18 AUD.
39. Hoggan, James; Littlemore, Richard (with) (2009). Climate Cover-up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming. Vancouver: Greystone Books. 250 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear (mainly spine). This important book exposes the strategies, tactics, and people behind the controversial campaign to deny global warming (climate change). ISBN: 9781553654858. Our Book No: 29552. $12 AUD.
40. Hu Jin, Kok (2016). Glebe Temple: The Sze Yap Guan-Di Temple, Edward St, Glebe [Chinese Temples in Australia, Volume 2]. Sydney, Dee Why: JKOK Media. 158 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, figures, colour text-photos (few full-page), covers little scratched, minor edgewear. This book is volume 2 in a series on Chinese Temples in Australia. It is the story of the Guan-di Temple in Edward Street, Glebe, Sydney. There is a guided tour of the temple, built by the Sze Yap (Four Districts) people. The author draws on his many years of research in Australia and overseas, and his lifelong experience of Chinese temples. ISBN: 9781925023572. Our Book No: 29590. $30 AUD.
41. Idriess, Ion; Graham, A. N. (foreword) (2000). Cyaniding for Gold: A Complete, Simple and Detailed Account of the Process Written Especially for the Working Miner and the Small Syndicate (Facsimile ed). Uralla, NSW: Idriess Enterprises. 270 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), foldout drawings, minimal edgewear. (Limited edition of 500 copies. No ISBN in book.) Originally published in 1939 by Angus & Robertson, Sydney. One of the scarcest of his numerous popular Australiana books, being one of a series of four books on mining and prospecting. A detailed account of the gold mining process, written especially to instruct individual working miners and the small mining syndicates. Our Book No: 17263. $330 AUD.
42. Jack, Ian R. (1990). Exploring the Hawkesbury (2nd ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear, owner's written name. About the Hawkesbury Valley which is a unique heritage resource close to Sydney. The author spent a decade exploring along the river from Richmond to Wisemans Ferry, examining each major site in its historic context. There are 100 photos, almost all by the author, and maps and route descriptions which make the valley's hidden resources more accessible and comprehensive than before. ISBN: 0864173601. Our Book No: 28515. $10 AUD.
43. Johns, Captain W. E. (1952). Biggles Works It Out: A Story of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and His Comrades of the Air Police (Reprint ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 192 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in fair dustjacket), red cloth covers, sepia & single-colour plates (including frontispiece), black & white vignettes, edges foxed, pieces missing top edge & base spine jacket (front flap large clipped affecting text, small edge tears, reverse side toned), edgewear, old price marks (small biro mark), minimal annotation front flylleaf (few digits), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (Second impression, originally published 1951.) Detective Air Inspector Biggles and colleagues track down gold nuggets stolen from an Australian mining town. The investigation takes him to France and Algeria. Our Book No: 4164. $15 AUD.
44. Johns, Captain W. E. (1952). Biggles Takes the Case: Some Problems Solved by Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and His Air Police (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 189 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), red cloth covers, black & white drawings & vignettes, edges & some pages foxed, edges torn & repaired jacket (flap clipped, edgewear), shop sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. A collection of nine brief assignments (short stories) tackled by Detective Air Inspector Biggles and colleagues, which take them from the Scottish Highlands to a native compound in Africa. (Sticker of Anthony Horderns department store.). Our Book No: 4291. $35 AUD.
45. Katsonis, Maria (2015). The Good Greek Girl: From the Halls of Harvard to the Beds of the Psych Ward. Sydney, Edgecliff: Ventura Publishing. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, slight bump top spine, minimal edgewear. Her childhood in a traditional Greek family, and then her life at university, coming out gay, and later being in a psych (psychiatric) ward treated for depression. The author now lives with a chronic mental illness, and leads an active and meaningful life (senior Victorian public servant, university academic, and beyondblue ambassador). The author has drawn on her own memories, and clinical notes from her time in hospital. (Some events have been condensed, and names changed.). ISBN: 9781925183740. Our Book No: 29595. $20 AUD.
46. Kirk, Uncle Joe; Casey, Greer (with) & Harrold, Sandi (with, illustrator) (2015). Budinge and the Min Min Lights (1st ed). Gosford, NSW: Scholastic. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, spine little creased, minor edgewear. A children's picture book about a boy named Budinge who notices a bright light twinkling through the trees. Could this be the Min Min Lights that his Grandmother warned him about? This beautiful book is a dreaming story told by Uncle Joe Kirk, a Brisbane and Wakka Wakka elder. The story would suit older children or adults who love children's stories. The very colourful drawings would appeal to all ages. A delightful Australian story with charming illustrations that bring a smile to anyones face. ISBN: 9781743628577. Our Book No: 29566. $18 AUD.
47. Kirkwood, Roger; Goldsworthy, Simon (2013). Fur Seals and Sea Lions [Australian Natural History Series]. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 151 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos, black & white text-photos & drawings (figures), corner creased few pages (reader), minimal edgewear, some pencil annotation (mostly erased). While charismatic and doglike in appearance, fur seals and sea lions are also top level predators in southern Australian marine ecosystems. Although all were harvested to near extinction 200 years ago, fur seals are recovering to be common features of near-shore waters across southern Australia. Sea lions, however, are endangered. This book details the comparative evolutionary ecology, biology, life-history, behaviour, conservation status, threats, history of human interactions and latest research on the three species of otariids that live in the waters of southern Australia: the Australian fur seal, New Zealand fur seal and Australian sea lion. It also includes brief descriptions of Antarctic and Subantarctic seals that occupy the Antarctic pack-ice and remote Australian territories of Macquarie Island and Heard Island. ISBN: 9780643096929. Our Book No: 16483. $20 AUD.
48. Klepac, Lou (1993). George Lambert 1873 - 1930: Drawings. Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) / Beagle Press. 72 pp. Paperback large octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white paintings (some full-page), minimal edgewear. This book was produced for the George Lambert exhibition at The Art Gallery Of New South Wales held from 20 February - 2 May 1993. The drawings have been gathered together for the first time for a public gallery. The rear flap tells the story of this important artist who was a painter, draughtsman, sculptor and illustrator. He lived in England from 1902 till 1921, and in Australia from 1921 until his death in 1930. ISBN: 0731000722. Our Book No: 29584. $18 AUD.
49. Knight, Stephen (1980). Form and Ideology in Crime Fiction (1st ed). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 202 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpapers & page edges lightly toned & little foxed, minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded, reverse side) lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is a study of the different kinds of highly popular crime fiction to show their social function (in historic and modern times). The author draws on recent work in the sociology of literature, which explains how stories shape and ratify our response to the world. The book investigates in detail major works by Edgar Allan Poe, Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, and Ed McBain. The book is written in a very readable style. ISBN: 0333288769. Our Book No: 29587. $60 AUD.
50. Lawson, Henry; Kempster, Chris (compiler); Clark, Manning (introduction) (1989). The Songs of Henry Lawson with Music. Melbourne: Viking O'Neil / Penguin Books. 224 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (some full-page), frontispiece portrait, edges lightly foxed, bottom edge rubbed, corner front cover lightly creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written deducation). A marvellous collection of songs (with sheet music) from the popular Australian poet, including 'The Ballad of the Driver', 'Freedom on the Wallaby' and 'The Shearer's Dream'. These moving and sometimes rollicking verses were destined to be set to music. The tunes, arranged with chords for piano and guitar, have been collected from musicians around Australia and abroad, including well-known artists such as Slim Dusty, Smoky Dawson and George Dreyfus. Textual notes and contemporary photos complement the music and give a new dimension to the verses Australians know and love. The compiler is a foundation member of the Bush Music Club. ISBN: 0670902330. Our Book No: 25340. $30 AUD.
51. Lawson-Hanscombe, Peter; Pollock, Rosemary (assistant) (1992). The Storm: A Joint Publication by Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council and Playbill Proprietary Limited (2nd ed). Sydney, Pymble: Playbill Pty Ltd. 78 pp. Paperback large quarto, card covers, stapled, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, maps, minor edgewear corners & bottom edge. Second edition (or a possible reprint). This book describes the terrible devastation caused from a severe storm on Monday 21st January, 1991, in the Ku-ring-gai Council area of Sydney, Australia. The stories and many photos make this an important record of just how nature can be both beautiful and unpredictable. ISBN: 0958771987. Our Book No: 22613. $25 AUD.
52. Lindsay, Norman (1985). The Magic Pudding: Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 173 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. Written and illustrated by Norman Lindsay. A small format edition of the classic madcap children's stories about a cantankerous walking magic pudding that shares the dessert which never runs out. The adventures of three friends who defend the pudding from thieves. There are occasional bursts of exuberant singing. ISBN: 0207146136. Our Book No: 4279. $10 AUD.
53. Low, Tim (2014). Where Song Began: Australia's Birds and How They Changed the World (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group. 377 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, front cover & spine little creased. The author, who has spent many years as a biologist, has written a rich and revealing story of the Australian continent itself, from the deep past to the human present. This book is full of information which will change the way you think about the importance of birds in the environment. ISBN: 9780670077960. Our Book No: 29564. $26 AUD.
54. Mackaness, George (editor) (1965). Fourteen Journeys Over the Blue Mountains of New South Wales 1813 - 1841. Sydney: Horwitz - Grahame. 273 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, jacket little marked (base spine stained, edgewear, small edge tears), edges lightly foxed, owner's written name. Collected and edited, with notes and commentary by George Mackaness. Originally published separately in three limited edition monographs. Only two main routes lead west from Sydney - Blaxland's over the Blue Mountains (followed by road and rail) and Bell's Line over the Kurrajong and along the northern side of the Grose Valley, which for many years had been a rough stock route. The present volume gathers the first-hand narratives of 14 parties who recorded their experiences over the two tracks that led to the opening of the great pastoral lands of Western New South Wales. One of the accounts is by Charles Darwin who visited Australia during his Beagle voyage. the others include the early explorers Blaxland, Evans and Macquarie - as well as settlers such as Mrs Meredith. Our Book No: 17260. $20 AUD.
55. Malouf, David (1981). David Malouf: Selected Poems [A&R Modern Poets]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 119 pp. Paperback small, very good condition. A selection of the Australian poets best poems, taken from his previous books, plus several poems not previously published in collections. ISBN: 0207141088. Our Book No: 3892. $10 AUD.
56. Malouf, David (1984). Harland's Half Acre (1st American ed). New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 230 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, spine jacket little faded, untrimmed fore-edges, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First American edition. Novel about a budding artist bought up on a poverty-striken dairy farm in Queensland. ISBN: 0394539192. Our Book No: 29588. $15 AUD.
57. Malouf, David (1993). Baa Baa Black Sheep: A Jungle Tale [Chatto Playscripts]. London: Chatto & Windus. 46 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, spine lightly faded as usual, minimal edgewear, remainder mark (spot). This playscript is a libretto for an opera with music by Michael Berkeley. This play magically interweaves autobiography about childhood by Rudyard Kipling with episodes from "The Jungle Book". (1 of 2 available copies.) (The ISBN printed in the book, 070139374, is incorrect. Later corrected to 0701141638.). ISBN: 070139374. Our Book No: 7067. $13 AUD.
58. Malouf, David (1993). Remembering Babylon (1st ed). Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House Australia. 200 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear jacket (small closed ear rear cover). First edition. Tragic novel of a white man trying to adjust to life after living 16 years among Aborigines. Short-listed for 1993 Booker Prize and 1994 Miles Franklin Award. ISBN: 0091827825. Our Book No: 29605. $30 AUD.
59. Malouf, David (2009). Ransom (1st ed). Sydney: Knopf. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Australian novel, in which the author revisits Homer's Iliad (the Ancient Greek epic poem), adding a new and uplifting dimension to the classic story of rage, pride and grief. Written with lightness and humanity, and profoundly affecting, this novel reflects upon the bonds between dear friends, fathers and sons, and bitter enemies. ISBN: 9781741668377. Our Book No: 15594A. $15 AUD.
60. McKnight, David; Manne, Robert (foreword) (2012). Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Political Power (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 285 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, sticker front free flyleaf. When Rupert Murdoch called, Prime Ministers and Presidents picked up the phone. Professor of journalis, David McKnight, exposes Murdoch's unflinching use of his media empire to further his political agenda over decades. This is particularly the story behind the British hacking scandal that rocked the world and shook the Murdoch empire. ISBN: 978174237322. Our Book No: 9621. $15 AUD.
61. Meagher, Brian E. (2016). Family of Richard Henry Bingham Sr & Wife, Emma Starkey from Birmingham, England (Also Hardman Appendix): Book 3. Springwood, NSW: Brian Meagher. 68 pp. Paperback trade, stapled, very good condition, black & white text-photos, diagrams, minor edgewear. The author is the great-great-grandson of Richard Hardman Bingham (1886 - 1947). The purpose of the book is to provide the Bingham family with their history. This Bingham Book no. 3) concerns his mother's paternal side. The other side of his parents, Edward Meagher and Aileen Bingham, are included in three other books. ISBN: 9780994190222. Our Book No: 29554. $18 AUD.
62. Mengel, Noel (2011). RPM (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 246 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Winner of the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Emerging Author. This is the story about a group of young people who live in a small town and want to escape from the sleepy little town. Music bonds them. Raymond Manning, returning rockstar and owner of RPM, the only record store in town, shows them the way to find their escape. ISBN: 9780702238970. Our Book No: 29557. $15 AUD.
63. Mill, John Stuart; Feuer, Lewis, S. (introduction) (1987). On Socialism [Great Books in Philosophy]. Amherst Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. 146 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition. The skeptical Scottish philosopher critiques government and the early social critics of capitalism ("socialists", such as Robert Owen and Saint-Simon). ISBN: 0879754044. Our Book No: 12076. $10 AUD.
64. Miller, Debbie S.; Van Zyle, Jon (illustrator) (2013). Survival at 40c Above (Reprint ed). London: A & C Black. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good plus condition, colour illustrations, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). This beautiful book is about a day in the life of the animals of Australia's Simpson Desert as they endure wide temperature swings from the scorching day to the cool of night. From superglue frogs to thorny devils and one-humped camels, these animals are well adapted to this dynamic climate. The text will interest older children and the colourful life-like illustrations will suit any age. A wonderful way to learn about nature and the environment. ISBN: 9781408190296. Our Book No: 29569. $20 AUD.
65. Moloney Caball, Kay (2014). The Kerry Girls: Emigration and the Earl Grey Scheme. Dublin: History Press Ireland. 192 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, documents, biographical index (orphans), minor edgewear, base spine little bumped, flyleaf lightly creased, autograph (author's written dedication flyleaf). This is the true story of the Kerry Girls who were shipped to Australia from the four Kerry Workhouses of Dingle, Kenmare, Killarney and Listowel in 1849 and 1850. They left behind scenes of misery and destitution. The girls, some of whom only spoke Gaelic, set off to the other side of the world without any idea of what lay ahead. This book is about their 'selection' and transportation to New South Wales and Adelaide, their subsequent apprenticeship, and finally of their marriage and attempts to rebuild a life far from home. ISBN: 9781845888312. Our Book No: 29574. $30 AUD.
66. Nyanasobhano, Bhikkhu (2003). Longing for Certainty: Reflections on the Buddhist Life (1st stated ed). Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications. 190 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, three pages creased (possible printing error, not affecting text). The essays in this book explore the teachings of the Buddha from the standpoint of the Theravada, the "doctrine of the elders". This book also aims to present Buddhism as a system of belief and practice founded upon the Buddha's understanding of how causes accumulate to bring both joy and misery. The author uses the subtle power of language to choose his words in these essays. By the author of "Landscapes of Wonder". The author is an American Theravada Buddhist monk. Before being ordained in Thailand in 1987, he was an actor and a playwright. As a monk, he has spent most of his time in the U.S.A. ISBN: 0861713389. Our Book No: 29580. $18 AUD.
67. Olsen, Penny (2010). Upside Down World: Early European Impressions of Australia's Curious Animals. Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 258 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, chart, colour text-photos, few black & white & single-colour text-photos, minor edgewear corners, tiny dent bottom edge covers. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is illustrated with early European and British images, mostly held in the National Library of Australia's collection, and some of which have never before been reproduced. There are fascinating and colourful descriptions of species from collectors' and naturalists' journals, showing how the scientific knowledge of Australian fauna evoled. A wonderful book for anyone interested in nature and Australian history. Written by a research scientist and natural history writer based at the Australian National University in Canberra. ISBN: 9780642277060. Our Book No: 29596. $35 AUD.
68. Olsen, Penny; Garward, Rhonda N. (illustrator) (2013). Have You Seen My Egg? (1st ed). Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 31 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, lift flaps to reveal answers, full-page colour illustrations. This beautiful Australian picture story is about Eddy Emu losing one of his eggs. He travels far and wide, to look for it. This lift-the-flap book to discover the answers will delight the youngest child. The easy-to-read text and bright drawings will bring a smile to any age. ISBN: 9780642277886. Our Book No: 29576. $18 AUD.
69. Pascarl, Jacqueline (2008). Since I Was a Princess: My 14-year Fight to Get My Children Back (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 371 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, colour photos (few sepia & black & white), front cover little creased, top edge lightly toned, bottom corner tips some pages creased, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. In this sequel to "Once I was a Princess", the author tells what happened in the years after her children were kidnapped from Australia and taken to live in the Islamic State of Terengganu in Malaysia by their father, Prince Bahrin. ISBN: 9780732285975. Our Book No: 29545. $15 AUD.
70. Porter, Dorothy; Goldsmith, Andrea (selector) (2013). The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 130 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), grey boards cover, minor edgewear jacket, bottom corners covers bumped. This collection, the best of her life's work as selected by her partner Andrea Goldsmith, presents the many facets of Dorothy Porter, including from her verse novel "The Monkey's Mask" to her posthumous collection "The Bee Hut". Longtime admirers and newcomers alike will be interested in this book. ISBN: 9781863956246. Our Book No: 29549. $18 AUD.
71. Purdie, Doug (2014). Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper. Sydney, Crows Nest: Murdoch Books. 205 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour photos. This beautiful book is the perfect guide to installing and maintaining a beehive through the seasons. The guide includes extensive advice on choosing a hive and the equipment you need. There are case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life. The 20 delicious recipes to help you use the honey, include Toasted Honey Granola to Bees Knees Cocktails. Written by a backyard beekeeper who installed his first commercial beehive at the Swissotel in Sydney's CBD. He and his business partner Vicky formed The Urban Beehive with the aim to place beehives in community gardens, cafes and backyards. ISBN: 9781743361719. Our Book No: 29546. $30 AUD.
72. Purdie, Robert; Fishburn, Matthew (editor) (2014). Narrative of the Wreck of HMS Porpoise. Sydney, Potts Point: Hordern House Rare Books. 134 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket (with flaps, nautical chart reverse side), pale blue paper covered boards, beige cloth spine, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), few sepia (brown-tinted) drawings. This is the long over-looked account of the notorious wreck of HMS Porpoise on the southern fringe of the Great Barrier Reef in 1803. This narrative of the wreck is now revealed as written by a junior officer on Matthew Flinders' HMS Investigator, Surgeon's Mate Robert Purdie (1780 - 1815). The narrative was originally published in eight parts in the Naval Chronicle in 1799 - 1818. This book has a new introduction and notes by Matthew Fishburn. Published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the July 1814 publication of Matthew Flinders' "Voyage to Terra Australis". ISBN: 9781875567737. Our Book No: 29604. $40 AUD.
73. Radcliffe, Mathew (2017). Kampong Australia: The RAAF at Butterworth. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 320 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small crease top edge rear cover, minor edgewear. This book is about the over 50,000 Australian servicemen and their families rotated through the Penang region of Malaysia (Butterworth air base) for two-year tours of duty, from 1955 until 1988. This spans the end of the British Empire and the start of the Cold War through to real engagement with Asia. This book shines a light on the complex, uneven and dynamic history of the Australian military presence in northern Malaysia and the lives of the people who lived there. ISBN: 9781742235141. Our Book No: 29550. $35 AUD.
74. Radford, Anthony J. (2012). Singsings Sutures & Sorcery: A 50 Year Experience in Papua New Guinea: A Dokta at Large in the Land of the Unexpected (1st ed). Melbourne, Preston: Mosaic Press. 371 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, maps, colour & black & white photos, small mark inside front cover, top of spine little scuffed, few tiny scuffs along bottom part spine edge, blank barcode sticker inside rear cover. The author spent 50 years in Papua New Guinea. This book is his story about his time starting in the late 1950s, when as a medical student he was dropped into the Central Highlands of New Guinea. He returned four years later to establish comprehensive training programmes in rural medicine, while being the only doctor for 50,000 people. After a decade, he leaves PNG, returning on many occasions as a consultant over the next 40 years. The story covers a 50-year experience in PNG from self-government with missionaries, miners and administrators to a country listed as one of the most corrupt, violent and least comfortable places in the world in which to live - one still struggling to forge an identity and assert itself as an independent nation. The wonderful photos bring his story to life. ISBN: 9781743240601. Our Book No: 29581. $80 AUD.
75. Robertson, Angus and (1912). Angus and Robertson's History of Australia and New Zealand: Being a Short Account of the Early Discoveries and Settlement: For the Use of Junior Pupils (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 80 pp. paperback small, good plus condition, card cover (concealed staplesdrawings, pages little creased (during manufacture), covers & pages lightly toned, edgewear, spine repaired (archival tape), owner's written name front cover, bookplate. A scarce early issue of this popular history of Australasia for Australian school children. This revised edition was originally published in 1910. (Bookplate of Brian W. McDonald, Australian History Promotions. Written name of Annie Donnison, dated 28.10.12.). Our Book No: 17269. $80 AUD.
76. Romer, Anna (2014). Lyrebird Hill (1st ed). Sydney, Cammeray: Simon & Schuster. 405 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A thrilling novel by Australian writer about family secrets and trusting yourself, based on a discovered cache of ancient letters. When Ruby sees her sister killed, she loses her memory and can not remember who killed her sister. Slowly, the gaps in her memory come to her and she starts to put together the missing pieces of the puzzle which shocks her. Includes the start of the author's first novel "Thornwood House". ISBN: 9781922052421. Our Book No: 29548. $18 AUD.
77. Sharratt, Emily (2014). Ellie's War: Come Home Soon (1st ed) [Ellie's War Series]. London: Scholastic Ltd. 175 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear. Historical novel for young adults, England, 1914. Life is dull in Endstone and Ellie dreams of change. The war breaks out in Europe and everyone in her village is excited. Her best friend Jack is desperate to join the ranks, and suddenly things change for Ellie. The moving first book in the "Ellie's War" series. ISBN: 9781407144948. Our Book No: 29578. $15 AUD.
78. Shephard, Mark (2009). A Lifetime in the Bush: The Biography of Len Beadell (New ed). Marleston, SA: Gecko Books. 252 pp. Paperback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, black & white photos & drawings, colour photos, slight edgewear jacket, minor edgewear corners. New edition. The author has written Len's biography as his personal contribution to perpetuating the memory of a remarkable Australian. Len Beadell can lay claim to being the last of the great explorers of Australia. In the 1950s and 1960s he undertook solo surveys which led to the building of roads through the most inaccessible tracts of the outback. Len was a surveyor, author, cartoonist, raconteur and a great family man. He was born in 1923 and died in 1995. ISBN: 9781876247041. Our Book No: 29553. $20 AUD.
79. Sherwood Taylor, F. (1992). The Alchemists. New York: Marboro Books Corp / Barnes & Noble Books. 191 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, paper covered boards, few figures, minor edgewear jacket, small dent rear board. Provides a short and clear account of the alchemists, their ways of thought and their contribution to man's achievement. The story of a true transmutation, not of lead to precious metal, but one of the replacement of the superstition (pseudoscience) of alchemy by science. ISBN: 0880299657. Our Book No: 29592. $20 AUD.
80. Shiell, Annette (editor); Stone, Mick (checklist) (1998). Bonzer: Australian Comics, 1900s - 1990s. Melbourne, Redhill South: Elgua Media. 188 pp. Paperback small folio, as new condition, numerous colour photos (of comics), copy 1. Edited by Annette Shiell, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. Checklist compiled by Mick Stone. Numerous colour and b&w illustrations throughout. Includes chapter notes, select bibliography, further reading, plus index. From rear cover (in part): "From Ginger Meggs to Zero Assassin - just as Australian society has changed over the years, so have our comics. The essays collected here chronicle these changes and show what a valuable cultural resource this underrated art form really is. The book features a comprehensive list of Australian comics, biographical details of the artists themselves and over 350 examples of their work. As much of this material has never been published together before, Bonzer will prove to be an invaluable reference for students, librarians, researchers and collectors". With laid-in slip notifying correct ISBN (printed 1876308125 is incorrect). ISBN: 1876677007. Our Book No: 17257. $30 AUD.
81. Shiell, Annette (editor); Stone, Mick (checklist) (1998). Bonzer: Australian Comics, 1900s - 1990s. Melbourne, Redhill South: Elgua Media. 188 pp. Paperback small folio, as new condition, numerous colour photos (of comics), copy 2. Edited by Annette Shiell, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. Checklist compiled by Mick Stone. Numerous colour and b&w illustrations throughout. Includes chapter notes, select bibliography, further reading, plus index. From rear cover (in part): "From Ginger Meggs to Zero Assassin - just as Australian society has changed over the years, so have our comics. The essays collected here chronicle these changes and show what a valuable cultural resource this underrated art form really is. The book features a comprehensive list of Australian comics, biographical details of the artists themselves and over 350 examples of their work. As much of this material has never been published together before, Bonzer will prove to be an invaluable reference for students, librarians, researchers and collectors". With laid-in slip notifying correct ISBN (printed 1876308125 is incorrect). ISBN: 1876677007. Our Book No: 17257A. $30 AUD.
82. Shire Council, Deniliquin (1985). Back to Deniliquin, 1985. [Deniliquin, NSW]: [Deniliquin Shire Council]. 94 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover (stapled), adverts, few tiny spots front cover, minor edgewear corners. A week-long celebration of the town of Deniliquin, in the southwest Riverina (Murray Valley) region of New South Wales, near the Victorian border. Previous "Back To" celebrations were held in 1920, 1935, 1948 and 1959. Many reports of local activities including sporting teams. Many adverts for local businesses. Our Book No: 117267. $20 AUD.
83. Siegel, Daniel (2017). Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (1st stated ed). New York: W. W. Norton. 378 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (few light scratches). The author uses his characteristic sensitivity and interdisciplinary background to define the mind - and to illuminate how, what, when, where, and even why of who we are, of what the mind is, and what the mind's self has the potential to become. A wide range of sciences accessible and interesting - from neurobiology to quantum physics, anthropology to psychology. Offers an experience that addresses some of our most pressing personal and global questions about identity, connection, and the cultivation of wellbeing in our lives. ISBN: 9780393710533. Our Book No: 29585. $25 AUD.
84. Simmons, Marion (editor); Wapstra, Annie; Wapstra, Hans (2008). A Guide to Flowers and Plants of Tasmania: Launceston Field Naturalists Club (4th revised ed). Sydney / Launceston: Reed New Holland / Launceston Field Naturalists Club. 176 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, stiffened card covers, colour photos, sticker mark back cover, few light biro ticks, removable plastic cover. The Launceston Field Naturalists Club was asked to recommend a layman's guide to Tasmania's flora. To fulfill this need this very special book was written. Each of the species described is accompanied by a colour photograph for easy identification. The text includes information on size, description, flowering time and appearance of the blooms, and habitat. This edition has been revised and updated with many new pictures. ISBN: 9781877069475. Our Book No: 29551. $25 AUD.
85. Simpson, Andrew; Davis, Rhonda; Janiszewski, Leonard (editor) (2005). Berowra Visions: Margaret Preston & Beyond: With New Works by Effy Alexakis, Fabian Astore, Juno Gemes, Mick Glasheen, Ron Oldfield and James Stuart. Sydney: Macquarie University. 75 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour paintings, colour photos, woodcuts, few black & white text-photos, front cover little creased, minor edgewear corners. This catalogue has been published by Macquarie University for the exhibition: Berowra Visions Margaret Preston & Beyond presented at Macquarie University Art Gallery 5 September - 31 October 2005, North Ryde, NSW. These wonderful paintings and photos show the full range of Margaret Preston's work, and the catalogue would interest anyone who wants to learn more about the bushland at Berowra. ISBN: 1741381460. Our Book No: 29577. $20 AUD.
86. Slater, Pat; Parish, Steve (photographer) (2000). Encyclopedia of Australian Wildlife (Reprint ed) [Steve Parish Discover & Learn About Australia]. Archerfield, QLD: Steve Parish Publishing. 128 pp. Paperback quarto, (with flaps), very good condition, maps, colour text-photos, small mark top edge, minimal toning inside covers, small crush mark fore-edge few pages, minor edgewear. This book is broken into sections on Mammals, Birds, Frogs & Reptiles, Insects & Spiders, Marine Life and Australia's Fishes. There is a comprehensive glossary and index of species illustrated to give complete accessibility. The full-colour photos show the beauty and variety of Australia's fauna, and presents basic principles for observing and studying wildlife. ISBN: 1740210158. Our Book No: 29573. $20 AUD.
87. Spencer, Margaret (1959). Doctor's Wife in Papua (Reprint ed). London: Robert Hale. 175 pp. Hardback octavo dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), blue boards (gilt title spine), black & white photos, pages lightly toned, top corner rear cover & top spine little bumped, endpapers little foxed & toned, jacket chipped (top spine lightly creased, some edgewear, rear cover little marked, slight loss front corners, spine little faded, reverse side lightly toned), owner name free flyleaf. This is the autobiography of the author and her husband, who came to Fergusson Island to administer to the people. They found a group of dedicated young Australians working among 30,000 primitive natives only recently removed from cannibalism and headhunting. Describes not only the island and its troubled history, but also the daily lives of the hunters and fishermen. There are fascinating glimpses of animal and bird life and of the strange customs and rituals of the natives. The unending struggle against disease, malnutrition, and the effects of sorcery are described. This book will interest both laypersons and anthropologists. Our Book No: 29543. $18 AUD.
88. Stephenson, Ron (2005). One Door Too Many: The Police Shooting of David Gundy. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: New Holland. 239 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, covers bottom corners little creased, remainder mark (spot). The author served 40 years in the NSW police force, and was awarded the Australian Police Medal for distinguished service. He tells the true story of the police shooting of David Gundy and the shooting of a young police officer, Allan McQueen. As NSW Police Commander in charge of Operation Haig, he tells the true story of the two shootings, the investigations into them, and the Royal Commission that followed the tragic deaths. ISBN: 1741102936. Our Book No: 23308. $10 AUD.
89. Sussmilch, C. A. (1914). An Introduction to the Geology of New South Wales (2nd ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 269 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, original black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), black & white photos & drawings, large colour foldout frontispiece map (edges little creased), black & white fold-out maps & drawings, glossy paper, endpapers toned, edges little foxed, minor edgewear. Second edition, revised and enlarged, with 100 illustrations and maps. The author is Principal of Newcastle Technical College, and previously in charge of the Department of Geology and Mining, Sydney Technical College. 32-page catalogue of A&R books at rear. Our Book No: 17261. $50 AUD.
90. Tawse, Dawn (editor); Hudson, Alan (editor) (2009 (1998)). The Guiding Light in Port Stephens Heritage - Nelson Head Inner Lighthouse. Port Stephens, NSW: Nelson Head Lighthouse & Rescue Station Reserve Trust. 36 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, plans, minimal edgewear. This book is a tribute to the Inner Lighthouse, at Port Stephens, 130 kms sailing distance north from Sydney, and 33 kms from Newcastle. Describes the many years of unfailing service to the first settlers, and all those people who were associated with her operation in many roles, and the volunteers dedicated to restoring and preserving her for the enjoyment of present and future visitors. Compiled and edited by Tawse and Hudson. Our Book No: 29593. $18 AUD.
91. Thompson, Liz (text, photos); Proctor, Gary (photos) (1998). The Ngaanyatjarra of the Gibson Desert [Fighting for Survival]. Melbourne, Port Melbourne: Heinemann Library. 48 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour text-photos, map, spine little faded, bottom corners little bumped, minimal foxing front endpapers & title page. This book examines the Ngaanyatjarra people of Western Australia. The Ngaanyatjarra people have lived in the Warburton region for many thousands of years, maintaining a strong connection, both spiritual and physical, to the land and to each other. Written as juvenile non-fiction literature, it is also suitable for anyone interested in Australian history. ISBN: 1863915788. Our Book No: 29589. $20 AUD.
92. Thoms, Albie; Pearce, Barry (editor) & Slutzkin, Linda (editor) (1991). Bohemians in the Bush: The Artists' Camps of Mosman. Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). 80 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white photos (paintings), colour frontispiece, glossy paper, top edge little foxed, minimal edgewear. Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Bohemians in the Bush, The Artist's Camps of Mosman, 6 June - 25 August 1991". Text by Albie Thoms. Describes the artists camps at Mosman (on Sydney's north shore) in the 1890s, which were associated with many original paintings, including the popular "The Camp, Sirius Cove, 1899" by Tom Roberts, and highly regarded works by Livingston Hopkins, Julian Ashton, Alfred Daplyn and Arthur Streeton. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0730586650. Our Book No: 24727. $22 AUD.
93. Trezise, Percy (1996). The Peopling of Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picture Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. Unnum 30 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, copy 2. A beautifully illustrated children's picture book about the peopling of Australia, starting from Gondwanaland and the dinosaurs to the development of the spiritual Aboriginal civilization throughout the continent, ending with the arrival of the First Fleet (a civilisation based on material values). ISBN: 0207170371. Our Book No: 28704A. $15 AUD.
94. Tucker, T. G. (1901). Things Worth Thinking About: A Series of Lectures upon Literature and Culture (1st ed). Melbourne: E. W. Cole Book Arcade. 236 pp. Hardback small, good condition, grey boards with black lettering, spine ends & cover corner tips little rubbed, edges lightly foxed, edges & pages lightly toned, front cover lettering little faded. The following essays were originally delivered as lectures before various societies, and then appeared as columns of the Melbourne "Argus" newspaper. They are reprinted in this book with little revision. Some of the stories are: Our Earliest Ancestors and their Beliefs, The Nature and Provence of Poetry, Culture and Cant, Literature Science and Education, Literary Judgement. Our Book No: 29594. $20 AUD.
95. Walker, Jason; Thorpe, Billy (2009). Billy Thorpe's Time on Earth (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, four sepia (brown-tinted) photos & colour photos, edgers & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the first full biography of this amazing singer, songwriter, musician and author. His untimely death in 2007 sent his many fans and fellow rockers into mourning. Despite spending 20 years in the US, he never lost his popularity in Australia. Billy's time on earth carried a generation in its wake and continues to inspire musicians and fans alike. ISBN: 9781741758238. Our Book No: 29568. $18 AUD.
96. Weeks, Andrew (1993). German Mysticism from Hildegard of Bingen to Ludwig Wittgenstein (Reprint ed) [SUNY Series in Western Esoteric Traditions]. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 283 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, pages lightly toned, spine little faded, minor edgewear. An introduction to the writings of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Tauler, Nicholas of Cusa, Paracelsus, Jacob Boehme, Angelus Silesius, Novalis, and it includes the more recent thinkers, such as Schopenhauer and Wittgenstein, who were influenced by the tradition. This is the first study of its kind to look at the much ignored historical preconditions of German mysticism and the first to trace the thematic evolution of mystical literature from a core of Biblical and Augustinian materials. Presents clear discussions of representative literary documents, analyzed with an eye to theme, source, style, function and influence. ISBN: 0791414205. Our Book No: 29579. $25 AUD.
97. Whitaker, Anne-Maree (2002). Pictorial History: South Sydney (1st ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Kingsclear Books. 140 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. Richly illustrated history of the City of South Sydney (later merged into the City of Sydney). This book displays a collection of photos - that came from past and current residents of South Sydney - which was exhibited during 2001 throughout the city from Potts Point to Waterloo, Redfern to Centennial Park. ISBN: 0809272693. Our Book No: 27075. $20 AUD.
98. White, Patrick (1966). The Solid Mandala (1st U.K. ed). London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. 316 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pink cloth cover, gilt title on spine, minor edgewear jacket (spine ends little creased, corners lightly scuffed, reverse side lightly toned, small stain base spine), top edge lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, spine ends lightly faded, owners name & date. First U.K. edition. This novel is about twin brothers and how they relate to each other. Our Book No: 29599. $30 AUD.
99. White, Patrick (editor) (1986). Memoirs of Many in One, by Alex Xenophon Demirijian Gray (1st Australian ed). London: Jonathan Cape / Printed by Griffin Press. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), white endpapers, minor edgewear. Unusual final novel by Patrick White, written from the viewpoint of a leading lady Alex Gray, a quick-change artist of many personae. ISBN: 0224023713. Our Book No: 1193. $15 AUD.
100. White, Patrick (editor) (1986). Memoirs of Many in One, by Alex Xenophon Demirijian Gray (1st U.K. ed). London: Jonathan Cape / Printed by Butler & Tanner. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), white endpapers, pages toned as usual, minor foxing jacket edges, minor edgewear, faint remainder stripe. Unusual final novel by Patrick White, written from the viewpoint of a leading lady Alex Gray, a quick-change artist of many personae. ISBN: 0224023713. Our Book No: 1193A. $10 AUD.
101. White, Patrick (editor) (1986). Memoirs of Many in One, by Alex Xenophon Demirijian Gray (1st Canadian ed). Toronto: Irwin Publishing. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), green endpapers, dual binding (has superior cloth binding along spine), minor edgewear, remainder mark (spot),. Unusual final novel by Patrick White, written from the viewpoint of a leading lady Alex Gray, a quick-change artist of many personae. ISBN: 0772516502. Our Book No: 4289. $20 AUD.
102. Winer, Yvonne; Lloyd-Jones, Karen (illustrator) (2001). Butterflies Fly (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Margaret Hamilton / Scholastic Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, tables, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. This fascinating children's picture book features a variety of butterflies from around the world and makes a plea for their conservation. The author's charming whimsical verses create the mood for each butterfly, and the life-like illustrations bring them to life. There is a butterfly identification guide at the back with factual information about each butterfly. ISBN: 1876289430. Our Book No: 29602. $18 AUD.