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1. Anderson, Ken (1995). Hitler and the Occult. Amherst Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. 244 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), edges foxed, minor edgewear. Australian journalist critically examines the evidence that Hitler and his fellow Nazis were influenced by occultism. Topics covered include: The Holy Lance, the swastika, astrology, Nostradamus. ISBN: 0879759739. Our Book No: 17290. $25 AUD.
2. Anderson, R. H.; Price, Ernest A. (illustrator) (1965). ABC of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney (1st ed). Sydney: Royal Botanic Gardens. 86 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, thin card covers, black & white text-photos, colour fold-out map at rear, rear cover little marked, pages faintly toned, top edge lightly foxed, rear hinge slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear corners & spine. This present guide is a series of sketches aimed at capturing atmosphere and describing items of special significance. The map is to be used for references in the text. The author has written this wonderful little book with the aim of giving pleasure and extra interest to people visiting the botanic gardens. Our Book No: 29619. $15 AUD.
3. Assmann, Jan; Lortoon, David (translator) (2001). The Search for God in Ancient Egypt (Revised ed). New York: Cornell University Press. 275 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white figures, slight crease bottom corner front cover & first two pages, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book was first published in Germany in 1984 ("Agypten: Theologie und Frommigkeit einer fruhen Hochkultur". A distillation of his views on Ancient Egyptian religion, with special emphasis on theology and piety. The discussion of polytheism and mythology addresses aspects of ritual, the universe, and myth. His consideration of explicit theology deals with theodicy and the specifics of Amarna religion. ISBN: 9780801487293. Our Book No: 29634. $20 AUD.
4. Baker, Helen; Roxbugh, Rachel (assistant) & Warr, Ross (photos) (1967). Historic Buildings: Windsor and Richmond (1st ed). Sydney: State Planning Authority of New South Wales. 67 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, concealed staples, thin card covers, black & white text-photos, maps, plans, figures, faint foxing front cover, top corner few pages little creased, pages lightly toned, some edgewear corners & spine ends. The Windsor buildings in this book are good examples of the various types of colonial buildings in this charming part of the Hawkesbury. Richmond also has early colonial buildings, and the old farm houses with their paddocks falling away down to the river flats, remind us of governor Macquarie's scheme of settlement. The plans and photos make this a very informative book to add to any Australian history collection. Our Book No: 29636. $15 AUD.
5. Benson, Doug; Howell, Jocelyn (1990). Taken for Granted: The Bushland of Sydney and Its Suburbs. Sydney: Kangaroo Press / Royal Botanic Gardens. 160 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos (some full-page), endpaper maps, frontispiece, minimal foxing reverse side jacket, minor edge tears & edgewear. Describes the impact of Sydney's growth on its natural vegetation. Examines 40 local council areas, giving descriptions of the former vegetation. A brief history shows how development has affected the natural vegetation, and places where the different types of bushland can still be seen are indicated. Provides revealing insights into the bushland of Sydney, past and present. ISBN: 0864173318. Our Book No: 28593. $100 AUD.
6. Briggs, Adel (2013). Cast in Iron: New South Wales Letter Receivers. [Sydney?]: Adel Briggs. 242 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 2013, Trove catalogue.) A history of letter receivers (letter boxes) from the 1850s to the 1890s. In 1864 the top nine Sydney foundries employed over 1000 men. The author started to research letter receivers after the inheritance of an old derelict letter-receiver started a search for its age and original placement. The letter receiver was restored and donated in 2011 to the Jindera Pioneer Museum near Albury. The book points out an important period in the history of the colony of New South Wales, not only in postal history. The information comes mainly from Trove records, Sands directories, Postmaster reports, Bubb family history, philatelic archives, historical groups, internet sites. Museums and libraries have also provided photos and information. ISBN: 9780646904115. Our Book No: 29650. $35 AUD.
7. Butler, Roger (2007). Printed: Images in Colonial Australia 1801 - 1901. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia (NGA). 294 pp. Hardback small folio, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new jacket), pictorial cover, colour and sepia (brown-tinted) prints (some full-page, frontispiece). Heavy (2.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A collection of prints from the National Gallery of Australia that focuses on the history of printmaking in Australia during its colonial period. Published to accompany the National Gallery of Australia's exhibition, "The Story of Australian Printmaking 1801 - 2005", this book is the first of three volumes to be published on printmaking in Australia. Roger Butler is the senior curator of Australian prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Australia. ISBN: 9780642541802. Our Book No: 17300. $60 AUD.
8. Calwell, Arthur; Department of Information, Australian (1946). Australia Pocket Book. [Canberra]: Commonwealth Minister for Information and for Immigration. 188 pp. Paperback large trade, good plus condition, tan and orange card cover (cloth spine, covers staples), foldout map frontispiece (scuff mark reverse side sticker removal), black & white text-photos (many full-page), tables, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & foxing. Subtitle: "A brief survey of the Commonwealth of Australia, its historical background, and its present-day economic social and political life". Our Book No: 17274. $20 AUD.
9. Carey, Gabrielle (2013). Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 232 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), blue endpapers, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, edges minimally rubbed & marked. About the late author Randolph Stow, and his connection to the author's family. The author's mother Joan is dying, and the author writes a letter to Joan's childhood friend, the reclusive novelist Randolph Stow. The letter sets in motion a literary pilgrimage that reveals long-buried family secrets. Gabrielle takes a journey from the red-dirt landscape of Western Australia to the English seaside town of Harwich in a quest to understand her family and the Stow family heritage. ISBN: 9780702249921. Our Book No: 29629. $20 AUD.
10. Carmody, Isobelle (2007). Obernewtyn (Reprint ed) [Obernewtyn Chronicles, Book 1]. Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 244 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, map, small mark top edge last few pages, tiny dent front cover, minor edgewear corners. In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities that would see her sterilised or burned if discovered, it is also dangerous. Book 1 of a breathtakingly elaborate series from one of Australia's foremost writers of fantasy fiction for young adults. ISBN: 9780140178548. Our Book No: 29644. $10 AUD.
11. Chambers, Kasey (2004). Kasey Chambers: A Collection. Sydney: Wise Publications. 72 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, few full-page colour photos, small scuff along spine, minimal edgewear. This book has the words and sheet music to the songs of Kasey Chambers. The first song she shares with Worm Werchon and Bill Chambers, and the last one with Worm Werchon. Some of the songs include: Not Pretty Enough, The Captain, Hollywood, Pony, On A Bad Day, Cry Like A Baby, Runaway Train, and Wayward Angel. ISBN: 1921029005. Our Book No: 29648. $30 AUD.
12. Chaousis, Linda (2004). Organisational Behaviour (Reprint ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Prentice Hall / Pearson Education. 252 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures, top edge minimally foxed, minimal edgewear. This Australian textbook explains how workplaces differ - why people thrive in some workplaces, but not in others. Examines the evolution of organisations, learning and motivation in groups, group dynamics and team development, leadership, power politics, bullying, and modern ethical challenges, eg, from advances in technology. Now scarce. ISBN: 1740092767. Our Book No: 13054. $50 AUD.
13. Cole, E. W. (Edward William) (1983). Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 (74th, Millionth-Copy ed). Melbourne, Hawthorn: Cole Publications. 189 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial board cover (rainbow pattern), many black & white drawings & cartoons, few colour pages at front, small rubbed spot title page top corner, minimal foxing top edge, rubber spot minor edgewear. This favourite comic, poetry and puzzle book for young adults was originally published by the eccentric Melbourne bookseller in 1879. This collector's edition celebrates the sale of 1,000,000 copies, and is limited to 25,000 copies. ("No 1" on top corner front cover and spine.). ISBN: 0909900124. Our Book No: 3114. $30 AUD.
14. Coleman, William; Cornish, Selwyn; Hagger, Alf (2006). Giblin's Platoon: The Trials and Triumph of the Economist in Australian Public Life (Reprint, corrected ed). Canberra: Australian National University E Press (ANU E Press). 263 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, small mark top edge, minimal edgewear. The story of a friendship formed around 1920, of four men who were at the heart of Australian economic thought and policy-making over the next 30 years: L. F. Giblin, J. B. Brigden, D. B. Copland and Roland Wilson. This book comprehends the personal and intellectual dimensions of their lives, as well as depicting them in political and cultural contexts. The authors also write about Jack Lang, John Curtin, S. M. Bruce, R. G. Menzies, and J. B. Chifley, as well as the Bloomsbury group, Joseph Conrad, the Jindyworobaks, and William Dobell. ISBN: 1920942491. Our Book No: 29639. $35 AUD.
15. Creamer, Dr Peter; Creamer, Dr Kathy (2001). Donsa and Shova: The White Rhinos (1st ed). Singapore: Singapore Zoological Gardens. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations, top corner front cover creased, top corners pages little bent, spine little creased, minor edgewear corners. This children's picture book is about the plight of the Africian white rhino. Donsa and Shova live at the Singapore Zoological Gardens, and the authors are helping to bring the unnecessary killing of these beautiful endangered animals to an end. The main aim of the book is to make the public aware what happens when poachers kill the rhinos for their horns. Suitable for older children. Our Book No: 29643. $30 AUD.
16. Crone, J. H. (2016). Our Lady of the Fence Post. Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 102 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top corner rear cover & last few pages little creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). This book of poems is an imaginative response to news reports of the appearance of a Marian apparition on the construction site of a memorial for victims of the Bali bombing at Coogee, Sydney, in January 2003. The book tells the story of the 'war on terror', from the Bali bombing to the ISIS suicide bombing in 2015, from the point of view of locals in the fictional setting of Sunshine Bay, in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. ISBN: 9781742589121. Our Book No: 29640. $18 AUD.
17. de Segur, Countess; Smee, Stephanie (translator) & Sturge, Simon (illustrator) (2012). A Room at Guardian Angel Inn (1st Australian ed). Sydney, Cammeray: Simon & Schuster. 302 pp. Paperback thick wide trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, spine ends & cover corners little bumped, tiny scuff fore-edge rear cover. Bestselling French classic novel for children and young adults, set in France, about two boys found by the roadside by a soldier. He takes them to the inn in the next village. The arrival of the irascible Russian Count and sometime prisoner of war, General Dourakine turns the boys lives upside down just as they were settling into their new life. Translated from French. This much-loved book can now be enjoyed by Australian readers of all ages. ISBN: 9781922052001. Our Book No: 29607. $18 AUD.
18. Disney, Walt (1978). Donald Duck [Walt Disney Comic, no D254]. Sydney: Wogan Pty Ltd. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, colour cartoons, small edge tear front cover, tiny holes bottom edge some pages (not affecting text), edgewear. Australian edition. Cover design: Ducks marching. Three stories: A Bucket of Scones - The Mysterious Soap Bubbles - Moby Dock and Dimwitty: Undersea Swindle. Our Book No: 17296. $20 AUD.
19. Egan, Elizabeth (2011). Sun on Distant Hills (1st stated ed). [Crookwell, NSW]: Elizabeth Egan / Griffin Press (Printer). 300 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). An Australian novel set in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, in the 1930s and 1940s, against a backdrop of the Depression and World War. This sweeping tale has a large cast of colourful characters: Gran Rose who fled the Irish potato famine, Irene's discontented mother who was an English war bride, her gentle father, two brothers who can't wait to enlist in the current war, the woebegone children of the family she boards with, and the rest who make this a very interesting novel. ISBN: 9780646554891. Our Book No: 29647. $30 AUD.
20. Elliott, Rev. G. Maurice (1978). The Psychic Life of Jesus (Reprint ed). London: Spiritualist Press. 168 pp. paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, covers little foxed & marked, minor edgewear, rubber bookshop stamp. Reverend Elliott asserts that the psychic and healing powers of Jesus were not miraculous, but accord to natural laws. Specifically they are akin to the mediumship of Spiritualists. (Originally published in 1938.). ISBN: 0854370110. Our Book No: 4300. $30 AUD.
21. Ellis, Elizabeth (2013). The Sydney Punchbowl. Sydney, Potts Point: Hordern House Rare Books. 135 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket (with side flaps), very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour text-photos, maps, frontispiece. This book investigates the milieu and the mysteries of the "Sydney Punchbowl", one of the treasures of the Mitchell Library collection of the State Library of New South Wales - a fine and large porcelain bowl manufactured in China as export ware about 1820. The Punchbowl is decorated with a hand-painted panoramic scene of Sydney Cove around the outside and a group of Aboriginal figures as the inner centre-piece, and finished with Chinese-style floral and gilded bandings. Hordern House is issuing a deluxe limited edition replica handcrafted by Chinese craftsmen in Jingdezhen, China. Includes a brief essay on the making of the replica. ISBN: 9781875567720. Our Book No: 29627. $30 AUD.
22. Ellyard, David (2006). Who Invented What When (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 320 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover creased, base spine little scuffed, minor edgewear cover corners. The Australian science journalist covers over 500 years of inventions, from the first pocket-watch to the latest biotechnology, and all the big, and not so big, inventions in between. There are timelines and comprehensive indexes for easy reference. This book is as entertaining as it is full of information. ISBN: 9781741104882. Our Book No: 29611. $18 AUD.
23. Estensen, Miriam (2009). The Letters of George and Elizabeth Bass (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 216 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), single colour plate, map, minor edgewear jacket. On 5 February 1802, the 142-ton brig Venus cleared Sydney heads to begin a trading voyage through the islands of the Pacific. George Bass was captain. Neither ship nor captain completed the voyage; they vanished into the Pacific. A puzzling end to the life of the noted Australian coastal explorer after whom Bass Strait is named. Waiting for Bass in England was his young wife Elizabeth. This book contains the letters she wrote to Bass who never returned home. ISBN: 9781741756814. Our Book No: 29623. $25 AUD.
24. Evans, Christine (2015). Cloudless: A Novel in Verse (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 170 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This Australian novel is written in verse by an acclaimed playwright, about the strange and invisible ways people are drawn together and pulled apart. ISBN: 9781742587561. Our Book No: 29638. $15 AUD.
25. Faulkner, Annah (2015). Last Day in the Dynamite Factory. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 237 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. This Australian novel is about a conservation architect, who goes in search of his birth father. Light is cast on his father, but when Christopher goes in search of his birth mother, he encounters a conspiracy of silence. Determined to expose the truth, he finds that knowledge becomes costly. Must the truth be told? ISBN: 9781743535998. Our Book No: 29630. $20 AUD.
26. Forster, Georg (2007). Cook, the Discoverer: A New Translation Accompanying a Facsimile of "Cook, der Entdecker: Versuch eines Denkmals" [Australian Maritime Series, no 6]. Sydney: Australian National Maritime Museum / Hordern House. 276 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, as new condition, quarter-bound (tan leather spine with brown speckled boards). Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Title continues: "Being a memoir of Captain Cook written by Georg Forster, first published in Berlin in 1787. With a foreword by Martin Lutz, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Australia, and an introductory essay by Nigel Erskine, Curator of Exploration at the Australian National Maritime Museum". (Limited edition of 1000 copies bound in quarter tan kangaroo with speckled papered sides). In 1787, eight years after the death of Captain Cook, the German naturalist and philosopher, Georg Forster, completed this remarkable essay, written as the introduction to his German translation to the official account of Cook's third voyage. Forster had previously accompanied Cook on his second voyage, and Forster's scientific contributions have been forgotten. Contains both the original gothic German script and the English translation. ISBN: 9781875567492. Our Book No: 17278. $150 AUD.
27. Frappell, Leighton (2003). Lords of the Saltbush Plains: Frontier Squatters and the Pastoral Independence Movement 1856 - 1866 Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 227 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white photos & map centre spread, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear & rubbing, bookplate. A movement that aimed to establish a new "purely pastoral'" colony encompassing the entire western half of New South Wales, driven by great squatters of the Murrumbidgee who were determined not to share their land. (Bookplate of publisher and book collector Victor Crittenden.). ISBN: 1740970233. Our Book No: 17288. $80 AUD.
28. Gee, Maurice (2017). The Severed Land (1st ed). New Zealand: Penguin Random House. 187 pp. Paperback, very good condition, corner tips creased few pages. This fantasy novel for young adults follows a dangerous quest through a divided world. Fliss helps an overfed rich boy escape through an invisible wall, and is alarmed to find she has to help him back through the wall to rescue the Nightingale. They travel through a perilous world and Fliss wonders if they will make it back alive? ISBN: 9780143770244. Our Book No: 29617. $15 AUD.
29. Gentill, Sulari (2015). Give the Devil his Due (1st ed) [Rowland Sinclair Mystery Series, no 7]. Sydney: Pantera Press. 374 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, some edgewear corners. Australian crime fiction. Rowland Sinclair is invited to take his yellow Mercedes car onto the Maroubra speedway, known as the killer track. He agrees without caution or reserve, but then people start to die. This is the 7th book in this award winning series. ISBN: 9781921997570. Our Book No: 29632. $18 AUD.
30. Gibbs, May (1929). Little Ragged Blossom and More About Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (1st Gumnut ed) [Gumnut Readers]. Sydney: Cornstalk Publishing Company. 88 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (few full-page, including frontispiece), staples rusted, minor foxing edges & some pages, minor edgewear. An illustrated little reader for young adults, based on her Gumnut babies children's books. One of the scarcest of May Gibbs titles to find in such excellent condition. (Originally published in 1920 as a quarto, this is the first small Gumnut Reader edition.). Our Book No: 17275. $130 AUD.
31. Gibbs, May (1932). Little Ragged Blossom and More About Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (Gumnut, reprint ed) [Gumnut Readers]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 88 pp. Paperback very small, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (few full-page, including frontispiece), staples very rusted (adjacent page stained, spine missing at staples), cover marked & stained (some insect damage top front cover), edgewear, non-author written dedication. An illustrated little reader for young adults, based on her Gumnut babies children's books. Written dedication: "To dear little John with happy birthday greetings. Love from Aunty Mollie." (Originally published as a quarto in 1920, this is a later reprint in the small reader format.). Our Book No: 17299. $40 AUD.
32. Gibbs, May (1933). Two Little Gum-nuts (Chucklebud and Wunkydoo: Their Strange Adventures) (Reader, reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 72 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (few full-page, including page following title page), staples rusted, covers little foxed (rear cover little stained), few small faint dents in covers & endpapers, pages little toned as usual, some edgewear, non-author written dedication. An illustrated little reader for young adults, based on her Gumnut babies children's books. One of the scarcer of May Gibbs titles to find in such very good condition. Written dedidation: "Wishing Bob a happy Christmas 1939, from David." (Originally published 1924 as a quarto, this is a reprint of the small format reader edition.). Our Book No: 17297. $100 AUD.
33. Gillis, Liz (2013). Revolution in Dublin: A Photographic History 1913 - 23 (1st ed). Cork: Mercier Press. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear corners. This book charts the story of Dublin and its people during a decade of upheaval (1913 - 1923). The focus is on the ordinary men and women who were involved in these revolutionary events, sometimes at huge personal cost to themselves. These pictures give a fascinating insight into the events that shaped a nation. ISBN: 9781781170519. Our Book No: 29651. $18 AUD.
34. Goodrem, Delta; Pizzinga, Vince;DioGuardi, Kara;Barlow, Gary;Kennedy, Eliot;Rogers, Jarrad, & Mtawarira, Audius (2003). Selections from Innocent eyes. Sydney: Wise Publications. 35 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, slight creasing along spine, few scratches covers, top last page lightly toned, minimal edgewear. This book has the words and sheet music to the songs of Delta Goodrem. The songs are: Born To Try, Innocent Eyes, In My Own Time, Not Me, Not I, Predictable, Will You Fall For Me. ISBN: 1876871466. Our Book No: 29649. $30 AUD.
35. Greenwood, Ted; James, Ann (illustrator) (1997). After Dusk (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books Australia. Unnun 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, few light creases covers, minor edgewear corners & spine. This beautiful children's picture book with its lyrical verse and life-like illustrations spotlights the fragile world of our creatures of the night. The main creatures of the night are joined by 'guests': black swans, dragonflies, ducks, eastern grey kangaroos, emus, kookaburras, magpies, red kangaroos, and sulphur-crested cockatoos. The 'Pests' feral cat, fox and rabbit are also mentioned. ISBN: 0140563202. Our Book No: 29652. $15 AUD.
36. Grogan, Wayne (2008). Heavy Allies. Blackheath, NSW: Brandl & Schlesinger. 295 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Australian crime fiction, largely based on disturbing true events. From the blurb: "Australia didn't have a drug problem until the Nugan Hand merchant bank with its shadowy tentacles to the CIA opened in Sydney in the 1970s, financing heroin trafficking through money laundering on a mammoth scale. Its intricate chessboard of crime had two grandmasters: Michael Hand, a mysterious former Green Beret, and Bernie Houghton, a gregarious wheeler-dealer who was also a product of the US secret intelligence network. In his new novel, the award-winning Australian author worms inside Nugan Hand to tell American readers the almost unknown story of how the United States inflicted a heroin plague on its closest ally, with ruthless military precision." ISBN: 9781876040994. Our Book No: 17284. $20 AUD.
37. Gullett, H. S. (editor); Barrett, Chas (Charles) (editor) (1919). Australia in Palestine. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 154 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, thick card cover (green cloth spine, edgewear & faded), black & white & colour plates (includes colour frontispiece), black & white drawings & cartoons (including double foldout panorama), two double-page maps, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, pages & edges lightly toned, some edgewear & fraying, owner's sticker inside front cover (blacked out), modern advert card for this book loosely inserted. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. "A soldier's book, produced almost entirely by soldiers in the field under active service conditions to send to their friends in Australia and abroad." Specifically, the story of the Australian Light Horsemen in the Palestine Campaign, 1916 - 1918 during the First World War. Includes 48 full-page plates (16 in colour, including photographs by Frank Hurley and paintings by G. W. Lambert). The lead editor Sir Henry Gullett accompanied the servicemen to the Near East as a captain and official war historian. Our Book No: 17280. $80 AUD.
38. Gurr, Robin (1955). Red Pepper: The Story of an Australian Horse (Reprint ed). Sydney: Australasian Publishing Company. 86 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, flexible green cloth covers, black & white drawings, edges covers little frayed, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, spine ends little worn, pages lightly toned, possible library marks front endpapers (label removal), minor edgewear. This reader for young adults, written and illustrated by Robin Gurr, is about a pony named Red Pepper who grew into a fine race horse. In his later years he was owned by a girl who loved horses, and he found a new friend in a Dalmatian dog, but he had many adventures on his way to a better future. A wonderful story inspired by "Triple Glass". Our Book No: 29119. $20 AUD.
39. Hardie, Kerry (2003). The Sky Didn't Fall (1st ed). County Meath, Ireland: Gallery Books. 61 pp. Hardback small thin octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (spine title little faded). This is her third and most varied collection of poems. The poems are set in Switzerland, its fields of sunflowers, and on Achill ('island of bones and stones'), and complement more familiar responses to the landscape surrounding her Kilkenny home. ISBN: 185235349X. Our Book No: 29614. $30 AUD.
40. Harris, Max; Clark, Robert (editor) (1967). A Window at Night: Selected with an Introduction by Robert Clark. Adelaide, Kensington Park: ABR Publications. 92 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black leatherette cover (gilt lettering, little faded on spine), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication). A fourth selection of poems, some written after 1955, and some not collected in three previous volumes. No 1002 (!) of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Written autograph and dedication by Max Harris states: "Ought to be worth a million at the current rate of inflation. Sent 1973." Our Book No: 22557. $20 AUD.
41. Hewett, Dorothy; Beasley, Jack (introduction) & Lilley, Merv (note) (1976). This Old Man Comes Rolling Home: A Play about Family Life among the Sydney Workers of the 1950s [Currency Methuen Modern Plays]. Sydney: Currency Press. 106 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, edges little foxed, minor edgewear corners. This play is located solidly in the physical location of Redfern. The changes that were happening at this time are reflected in the dialogue of the actors. The play is acted out in the years before the Vietnam War, and before young people issued their 1960s challenge to the moral values of their parents. Includes notes on the Redfern they remember by Jack Beasley and Merv Lilley. ISBN: 0869370499. Our Book No: 29612. $35 AUD.
42. Higgins, Missy (2004). The Sound of White (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond East: Allans Publishing. 80 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. The words and sheet music for the songs of Missy Higgins. Some of the songs are: All For Believing, Don't Ever, Scar, Ten Days, Nightminds, Any Day Now, The Sound of White. ISBN: 1863674799. Our Book No: 29645. $35 AUD.
43. Hill, Ernestine (1946). Ports of Sunset [Australian Pocket Library]. Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. 149 pp. Paperback small (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages toned as usual, front free flyleaf creased, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, shop rubber stamp. Part 1 of the cheap 3-volume reissue of the "Great Australian Loneliness", about the journalist's travels across the Australian outback, being one of the most picturesque accounts ever published. (Swain's rubber stamp.). Our Book No: 17308. $15 AUD.
44. Historical Society, Canterbury & District (1977). Canterbury & District Historical Society Journal Series no 2 (4 issues). Sydney, Canterbury: Canterbury & District Historical Society. Each: 28 to 32 pp. Each Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover, red cloth spine, stencilled, minimal edgewear. A reprint of Series no 2, issues 1, 2, 3 (1970 or 1971, all reprinted 1977) and 6 (1974). About 8 short essays per issue about local history of the Canterbury - Campsie district of inner western Sydney. Our Book No: 17271. $40 AUD.
45. Historical Society, Canterbury & District (1978). Canterbury & District Historical Society Journal Series no 1: Selected Articles. Sydney, Canterbury: Canterbury & District Historical Society. 56 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, car dover, red cloth spine, stencilled, minimal edgewear. A reprint of 20 selected articles form the First Series of journals, published in 10 issues from 1965 to 1968. Our Book No: 17270. $20 AUD.
46. Hunt, Susan; Carer, Paul (1999). Terre Napoleon: Australia Through French Eyes 1800 - 1804. Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales / Hordern House. 148 pp. Hardback small folio, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, black endpapers, full-page colour paintings, map, transparent half-title page. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. French exploration of Australian shores (1801 to 1803), led by Captain Nicolas Baudin. Published to accompany an exhibition held in Sydney from 27th February to 30 May 1999, in collaboration with the Collection Charles-Alexandre Lesueur of Museum d'Histoire Naturelle from Ville du Havre, France. ISBN: 0949753874. Our Book No: 17285. $30 AUD.
47. Hyde, Miriam (2007). Two Rhapsodies for Piano Solo [Plate KP 0296]. Perth, Mt Lawley: Keys Press. 30 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, bottom corner front cover scuffed, minimal edgewear. Sheet music by the late Australian composer: Rhapsody No 1 in F sharp minor - Rhapsody No 2 in A minor. Our Book No: 17303. $15 AUD.
48. Hyde, Miriam (2009). Variations in C Minor on a Theme by M. G. Hyde for Piano Solo [Plate KP 0317]. Perth, Mt Lawley: Keys Press. 30 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, stapled, minimal edgewear. Sheet music by the late Australian composer, here based on music originally written by her mother Muriel Hyde, reflecting her mother's beloved Schumann and Brahms. Our Book No: 17302. $15 AUD.
49. Hyde, Miriam (2009). The Vision of Mary Mackillop for Piano Solo [Plate KP 0312]. Perth, Mt Lawley: Keys Press. 12 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, stapled, minimal edgewear. Sheet music by the late Australian composer, here in celebration of the Australian Catholic saint, Mary Mackillop (who shared a birthday with Miriam Hyde: January 15). Our Book No: 17304. $15 AUD.
50. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1955). A Book to Read. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 32 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, olive green flexible cover, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minor edgewear, school rubber stamps, minimal annotation (corner stripe first page). Estimated date: 1955 (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Word list at the rear. Cover illustration: Girl, boy, dog and child sitting on front steps (boy reading book). Our Book No: 2998. $15 AUD.
51. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1955). A Book to Read. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 32 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, tan brown flexible cover (minor flecking, front cover faintly creased), stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minor edgewear & fraying. Estimated date: 1955 (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Word list at the rear. Cover illustration: Girl, boy, dog and child sitting on front steps (boy reading book). Our Book No: 4002. $15 AUD.
52. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1955). A Book to Read. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 32 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, blue flexible cover (spine flecked, top corner tip creased front cover), stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minor edgewear & fraying. Estimated date: 1955 (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Word list at the rear. Cover illustration: Girl, boy, dog and child sitting on front steps (boy reading book). Our Book No: 4003. $15 AUD.
53. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1960). My Story Book (3 Issues). Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). Each issue: 16 pp. Each issue: Paperback small wide octavo, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), colour drawings, some edgewear, school rubber stamps (no 1), owner's written name (no 2). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools: Volumes 1, 2 and 3. Stated as supplementary reading to "It's Fun to Read". Our Book No: 4304. $30 AUD.
54. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1962). Stories to Read. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 32 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, good plus condition, blue flexible cover (little flecked & marked), stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), colour drawings, tide marks bottom corner rear cover (previous water contact now dry), minor edgewear & fraying. Estimated date: 1962 (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Stories about the circus and the farm. Word list at the rear. Cover illustration: Girl and boy on roundabout horse. Our Book No: 1669. $15 AUD.
55. Johnson, Rebecca; Parish, Steve (photographer) (2004). Finding Alice [Live & Learn]. Queensland: Steve Parish Publishing. 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour photos, tiny puncture front cover, bottom corner creased front cover, minor edgewear corners & spine, owner's written name. This enchanting story is about Darwin the Dingo who meets a female Dingo named Alice at night and does not realise that she is black. He learns a very good lesson when he meets her again in the day, he does not recognise her until she speaks to him. There is a short story about difference and one about Dingos inside the back cover. This special children's picture story is told with such warmth it will appeal to children and adults alike. ISBN: 1740214617. Our Book No: 29625. $16 AUD.
56. Katoomba, Rotary Club of (1986). Old Leura and Katoomba: A Collection of Historical Background Articles (Reprint ed). Katoomba, NSW: Rotary Club of Katoomba. 306 pp. Paperback large octavo, good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings (including frontispiece), inner hinge split (pages firm), spine creased, covers & endpapers little foxed, pages lightly toned, some edgewear, errata slip loosely inserted. A pictorial history of these two Blue Mountain villages, lavishly illustrated with photos and drawings. ISBN: 0959341102. Our Book No: 17289. $30 AUD.
57. Kershaw, Alister (1991). Hey Days: Memories and Glimpses of Melbourne's Bohemia 1937 - 1947. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 99 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. The Australian journalist and writer was a member of the lively crew of painters, poets, musicians and interesting people who made up Melbourne's artistic and bohemian avant-garde in the 1930s and 1940s. Includes reminiscences of Albert Tucker, James Gleeson, Max Harris, John Reed, Sidney Nolan, Bernard Smith and Adrian Lawlor. ISBN: 0207166757. Our Book No: 20006. $10 AUD.
58. Kilcullen, David (2016). Blood Year: Islamic State and the Failures of the War on Terror (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, maps, corner rear cover creased, pages faintly toned as common, minimal edgewear. We have seen a 'blood year' (2015): massacres and beheadings, fallen cities, collapsed and collapsing states, the unravelling of a decade of foreign policy and military strategy. We witnessed the rise of ISIS, the splintering of government in Iraq, and a brutal Syrian civil war. What went wrong? He calls on 25 years of experience in security to critically answer that question. He looks to strategy and history to make sense of the crisis. What are the roots of the global jihad movement? What is ISIS? What threats does it pose for Australia? What does its rise say about the effectiveness of the War on Terror since 9/11? ISBN: 9781863958257. Our Book No: 7196. $20 AUD.
59. Kintgen, Eugene R. (1996). Reading Tudor England (1st ed) [Series in Composition, Literacy, and Culture]. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. 242 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An original new study by American English professor adds to the major projects of providing reading (and literacy more generally) with a history. Specifically, the educational works of Erasmus, Ascham and others are combined with literary comment from other sources to arrive at a view of the Tudor reader's approach to the text. ISBN: 0822939398. Our Book No: 19777. $15 AUD.
60. Koch, Howard; Clarke, Arthur C. (introduction) (1970). The Panic Broadcast (The Whole Story of the Night the Martians Landed: Orson Welles' Legendary Radio Show "Invasion from Mars"). New York: Avon Books. 163 pp. Paperback small, good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, edges red-tinted, pages toned as usual (notably inside covers), spine little faded, minimal foxing, edgewear. On the night of October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and his fellow actors broadcast a radio dramatization of H. G. Wells' novel "War of the Worlds". This created a nationwide mass panic. (The complete script, by the man who compiled the broadcast, with many photographs, cartoons and newspaper articles of the astounding aftermath! Plus an introductory Interview with Arthur C. Clarke.). ISBN: 0380005018. Our Book No: 4299. $10 AUD.
61. Lamb, George; Findlay, Sheila A. M. (illustrator) (1957). Antonio: A Sicilian Boy (1st Australasian ed). London / Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. / George G. Harrap & Co. 63 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, illustrated red flexible covers, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, spine ends little frayed, minor edgewear. This delightful story for young adults is about a Sicilian boy named Antonio. He lived in the seaport of Catania, in the island of Sicily. His friends called him Toni. He was an orphan. His parents had been killed when their house in Messina was wrecked by an earthquake, Toni was rescued from the ruins and taken to his grandfathers home in Catania. This story follows his many adventures on his way to becoming a famous violinist. (A school reader in NSW, being 1 of 2 available copies.). Our Book No: 29108A. $15 AUD.
62. Lasch, Christopher (1996). The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy (Reprint ed). New York: W. W. Norton. 276 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, old price marks, rubber stamp bottom edge. Very relevant to the currect crisis in Western democracy. lasch makes a controversial (at the time) and targeted attack on the elites, their loss of moral values, and their abandonment of the middle class and poor. He sets up the media and educational institutions as a large source of the problem. In this spirited work, Lasch calls out for a return to community, schools that teach history not self-esteem, and a return to morality and even the teachings of religion. He does this in a nonpartisan manner, looking to the lessons of American history, and castigating those in power for the ever-widening gap between the economic classes, which has created a crisis in American society. A riveting social commentary. (Loosely enclosed: review of the book from "First Things" by James Seaton.). ISBN: 0393313719. Our Book No: 4305. $20 AUD.
63. Le Maire, Jacob; Duyker, Edward (introduction) & Dalrymple, Alexander (translator) (1999). Mirror of Australian Navigation: A Facsimile of the 'Spieghel der Australische Navigatie', Being an Account of the Voyage of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten 1615 - 1616, Published in Amsterdam in 1622 [Australian Maritime Series, no 5]. Sydney: Australian National Maritime Museum / Hordern House. Unnum pp. Hardback small folio, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, quarter-bound (tan leather spine with black & gilt title label, marbled boards), full-page colour drawings & maps, copy 2. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition, 900 copies.) Facsimile of the journal of Jacob Le Maire, published posthumously in 1622. The original Dutch edition is accompanied by a facsimile of the English text prepared by the great Pacific historian of the 18th century, Alexander Dalrymple. Nutmeg and pepper drove this wealthy Dutch merchant to try to break the monopoly on trade routes to the East Indies, and inspired him to forge a new route to the lucrative spice sources via the southern tip of South America. He was influenced by the famous voyage of de Quiros, the Portuguese navigator who believed he had reached Terra Australis, the great southland. The expedition had dual goals: to chart a new course to the Pacific, and to find the great southern continent. ISBN: 1875567259. Our Book No: 16702A. $80 AUD.
64. Lea, Tess (2014). Darwin. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 290 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), coloured maps endpapers, minor edgewear jacket (top corner little scuffed). The author writes about her home town. The story begins in 1974, when Cyclone Tracy shattered Darwin, and the author was a little girl. The book goes back to the wild times of early settlement, explores the backstory of the White Australia policy, paints a vivid picture of the bombing of Darwin during World War 2, and provides a guide to Australia's militarised future, led by Darwin. The book shows the many gritty realities that makeup this tough, fragile, magical and unique place. ISBN: 9781742233864. Our Book No: 29608. $18 AUD.
65. 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. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, autograph (publisher's written name), copy 3. (No 901 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) 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. Letterpress, bound into stiff overlapping covers with thin red card wraps. Introductory essay by John Arnold. Autograph of the publisher, Robert Littlewood. (1 of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 095963858X. Our Book No: 13395B. $20 AUD.
66. Lipski, Sam; Rutland, Suzanne D. (2015). Let My People Go: The Untold Story of Australia and the Soviet Jews 1959 - 89 (1st ed). Melbourne: Hybrid Publishers. 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers little creased, single page creased, minor edgewear corners. This book is about the Australian effort in the release of Soviet Jewry. The book also refers to the wider story, inside the Soviet Union and internationally. Between 1959 and 1989, Australian Jews and their community leaders were deeply involved in the international Soviet Jewry movement. The authors set out to tell this amazing story. The story chronicles a largely unknown, but important and interesting aspect of 20th century Australian political history during the Cold War. ISBN: 9781925000856. Our Book No: 29631. $20 AUD.
67. Lovelock, James (2014). A Rough Ride to the Future (1st ed). London: Allen Lane / Penguin Books. 183 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, pages lightly toned. Introduces two new Lovelockian ideas. The first is that 300 years ago, when Thomas Newcomen invented the steam engine, he was unknowingly beginning what Lovelock calls "accelerated evolution", a process which is bringing about change on our planet roughly a million times faster than Darwinian evolution has. The second idea is as part of this process, humanity has the capacity to become the intelligent part of Gaia, the self-regulating Earth system whose discovery Lovelock first announced nearly 50 years ago. His reflections on how scientific advances are made, and on his own life as a lone scientist. ISBN: 9780241004760. Our Book No: 29635. $20 AUD.
68. Malouf, David (1980). Neighbours in a Thicket (2nd ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 65 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, loosely inserted newspaper clippings. This book of poems recreates both a personal history and a survivor's record of our contemporary Dark Ages. The poems are sinister, witty, fantastical, passionate. They go between times and continents, and through a varying landscape of moods. ISBN: 0702215473. Our Book No: 29642. $20 AUD.
69. Malouf, David (1987). Blood Relations. Sydney: Playbill (Australia) Pty Ltd. Unnum pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, black & white & colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. Program (playbill) for Malouf's play, directed by Jim Sharman, and co-presented by the Sydney Theatre Company and the State Theatre Company of South Australia, at the Sydney Opera House, 24 June 1987. Features artwork by Ian Fairweather on the front cover. A scarce item worth buying by the Malouf collector. Our Book No: 4941. $40 AUD.
70. Martel, Yann (2010). Beatrice and Virgil (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 197 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated boards, minor edgewear jacket. This is the story of Henry a writer, who receives an envelope containing a play and a note asking for his help. The mysterious, elderly taxidermist introduces Henry to Beatrice and Virgil, and his life is changed forever. By the 2002 Man Booker Prize Winner. This new novel takes the reader on a haunting odyssey. Along the way the author asks profound questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity. ISBN: 9781921656255. Our Book No: 29624. $15 AUD.
71. McDonald, Ross (2010). On Solid Rock: A History of Christ Church Lavender Bay (1st stated ed). Sydney: Ross McDonald. 249 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black boards (gilt lettering front & spine), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, faint foxing top edge. The story of Christ Church, Lavender Bay, which originated as a Sunday school conducted by the colonial artist and local resident, Conrad Martens in the Church of England school hall in Union street, North Sydney. Almost 13 years went by before their plans to make this a permanent Christ Church were realized and the first service was on 1st June 1872. This wonderful book has many photos and details of the work that has gone into preserving this site as Christ Church. (Loosely inserted: Appendix 1, p. 209.). ISBN: 9780646535623. Our Book No: 29610. $40 AUD.
72. McIntyre, Perry; Rushen, Elizabeth (2007). Quarantined! The 1837 Lady Macnaghten Immigrants. Sydney, Spit Juncton: Anchor Books Australia. 214 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & maps (figures), minor edgewear. The story of one of the first shiploads of family migrants to arrive in Australia. When the Lady Macnaghten set sail from Cork Harbour, it contained over 400 emigrants from Ireland, and a sprinkling from England and Scotland, but when it limped into Sydney Harbour in February 1837, disease was raging on board and the immigrants and crew were dying from typhoid. The ship was quarantined at Spring Cove at North Head. The survivors of this voyage were a resilient lot. They and their descendants have made enormous contributions to the establishment of the Australia we know today. Describes the processes involved in early migration schemes and outline the lives of the many families who emigrated from Britain and Ireland on this fateful voyage. ISBN: 9780980335408. Our Book No: 17282. $40 AUD.
73. McKenzie, Valerie (1980). A Scent of Gum Leaves: Early Australian Gardens. Sydney, Chatswood: Centennial Publications. 80 pp. Hardback large oblong octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, endpaper map, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. An enchanting selection of historical Australian gardens, organised by state. ISBN: 0959498249. Our Book No: 12048. $10 AUD.
74. Meriwether Craig, JoAnn (1998). Culture Shock! Singapore (A Guide to Customs and Etiquette) (Reprint ed) [Culture Shock! Series]. Portland, OR: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company. 296 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear corner tips few pages. This book explains language, food and entertaining, social customs, festivals, relationships, helpful business tips, and explanations of daily sights and scenes, for travellers to South Korea. ISBN: 1558681086. Our Book No: 17307. $10 AUD.
75. Montgomery, L. M. (1990). Chronicles of Avonlea. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 236 pp. Hardback small, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour cover illustration with green border, pages toned as usual (notably endpapers), minor edgewear. No 3 in a series by Angus & Robertson of Australian printings of these classic novels for young adults. ISBN: 0207123535. Our Book No: 2081A. $10 AUD.
76. Moorhouse, Frank (2014). Australia Under Surveillance (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover little creased near spine, slight scuff last page, minor edgewear. From the author's notes: This book is not so much about the news of today but rather a contemplative look at the serious changes and patterns in Australian law and political thinking following the extensions of ASIO's powers. The book looks at whether we are legislating ourselves into a national security state. ISBN: 9780857985972. Our Book No: 29613. $18 AUD.
77. Movement, New State (1964). Newcastle and the Seventh State. Newcastle, NSW: New State Movement. 16 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, thick board covers (cloth spine), map, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (library markings), covers very scuffed, some edgewear. This booklet explains why a NSW Royal Commission recommended the inclusion of Newcastle in a new seventh Australian state in partnership with other northern districts of NSW, and outlines the advantages of such a partnership. The Movement is also calling for more decentralisation in NSW, but if that does not happen, a new state should be desirable. (Cancelled by the Libraries Board of South Australia, LBSA.). Our Book No: 17281. $15 AUD.
78. Neil, W. D. (1983). A Tour Along Old Northern Road from Castle Hill to Wisemans Ferry (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney, Castle Hill: Hills District Historical Society. 22 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover, maps, front cover creased, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. The author gives a brief outline of the road's history, and that of some of the places of historical interest along it. ISBN: 0959580638. Our Book No: 29633. $15 AUD.
79. Parker, K. J. (2000). The Belly of the Bow (Overseas ed) [Fencer Trilogy: Volume 2]. London: Orbit / Futura. 521 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear. Fantasy novel about the vicious circle that is revenge. Sequel to "Colours in the Steel". General Bardas Loredan is again called upon to save society. ISBN: 1857239601. Our Book No: 20172. $10 AUD.
80. Phillips, Caryl (1999). The European Tribe. London: Faber & Faber. 129 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear, owner's written name. In 1984, British black novelist Caryl Phillips set out on a journey across Europe, a journey whose goal was partly a travel or social guide, but also in search of personal identity - as he put it "to come to terms with what it is like to feel both of, and not of, Europe". The author won the Martin Luther Prize. ISBN: 0571200273. Our Book No: 4298. $10 AUD.
81. Piper, Ailsa (2012). Sinning across Spain: A Walker's Journey from Granada to Galicia. Melbourne, Carlton: Victory Books / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 292 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few full-page black & white photos, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear corners. Her story about her pilgrimage or travel in Spain. On her back she carries a load of sins. In the tradition of medieval believers who paid others to carry their sins to holy places, and to buy forgiveness, Ailsa's friends and colleagues donated sins in order to fund her quest. This book is a celebration of the mysteries of faith, the possibilities for connection, and the simple act of putting down one foot after the other. ISBN: 9780522861396. Our Book No: 29615. $30 AUD.
82. Prince, Pamela; Zaid, Barry (designer) (1990). Toyland: Classic Illustrations of Children and Their Toys. New York: Harmony Books. 45 pp. Hardback small square, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), red cloth cover, colour paintings, few minor creases jacket. Combines prose and poetry with old paintings and illustrations that depict children and their toys. Some of the illustrations are from early 1900s to late 1920s. ISBN: 0517576198. Our Book No: 20169. $10 AUD.
83. Pulman, Felicity; Jenkins, David (photographer) (2013). The Little Penguins of Manly. Sydney: Felicity Pulman / Enviroprint Australia (Printer). 46 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour photos (many full-page), top corners covers bumped, small area top corner endpaper rubbed. This book is about the little penguins of Manly, New South Wales. Anna & Toby are part of the Penguin Wardens Team, and in this wonderful informative book they tell the stories of the penguins, and their important role keeping the penguins safe. This is the only mainland breeding colony in NSW. Conservation and management are also covered, and how the penguin is coping with an environment increasingly affected by humans. This very special book will interest students, teachers and general readers. The book is printed on 100% recycled post consumer FSC Ecostar Gloss paper and made carbon neutral. ISBN: 9780987570802. Our Book No: 29616. $30 AUD.
84. Reynolds, Henry (1989). Dispossession: Black Australians and White Invaders (Unstated new, reprint ed) [Australian Experience]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 226 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top edge faintly foxed, minor edgewear. This book is about the present as well as about our colonial heritage: the interaction between Aborigines and settlers and farmers. Compiled by the author of "The Other Side of the Frontier" and other books on Aboriginal Australia. ISBN: 1864481412. Our Book No: 17283. $20 AUD.
85. Robertson, Alex J. (1987). The Bleak Midwinter 1947. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 207 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, spine little creased, faint foxing edges, front cover little creased, top spine little bumped, minor edgewear corners. This book is about the first three months of 1947 in Britain, when there was a collapse of fuel and power supplies, and the people had to deal with the worst spell of winter weather on record. It snowed daily for seven weeks, and the temperature did not rise above zero for three weeks. This book looks at the origins of the fuel crisis, the impact on industrial, political and everyday life in a country struggling to rebuild after the war. The book will be of interest to students and teachers of political, economic and social history, and to anybody with an interest in post-war British history. ISBN: 0719023475. Our Book No: 29606. $20 AUD.
86. Skelton, Robin (1990). Celtic Contraries (1st ed) [Irish Studies Series]. New York: Syracuse University Press. 253 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Skelton, professor of creative writing at Victoria University, has been a major interpreter and definer of Anglo-Irish literature. This is his own selection of his 14 best essays. Topics particularly include W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge. ISBN: 0815624794. Our Book No: 20187. $20 AUD.
87. Smallwood, William (1966). Tutor for the Pianoforte: Containing all that is Requisite for Learning this Favourite Instrument and a Thorough Knowledge of the Rudiments of Music (Reprint ed) [Smallwood's Pianoforte Tutor]. Sydney: J. Albert & Son. 54 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, staples little rusted, pages lightly toned, minimal creasing covers & corners & edges. (Estimated date, 1966, advert inside rear cover "66".) Note: Continental fingering underlined, no plate number nor printer indicated, price 7.6. A classic sheet music guide to playing the piano, carefully explained. Originally published by Hunter & Day, London, about 1900 - 1910, and frequently reprinted by J. Albert & Son in Australia. Our Book No: 14329. $30 AUD.
88. Smallwood, William (1983). Smallwood's Pianoforte Tutor (New ed) [Plate AL 2207]. Sydney: Albert Publications. 56 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover, staples little rusted, minor creasing covers & corners & edges. (Estimated date, 1983, Trove catalogue, and date of printing.) A classic sheet music guide to playing the piano, carefully explained. Originally published by Hunter & Day, London, about 1900 - 1910, and frequently reprinted in Australia by J. Albert & Son (later Albert Publications). ISBN: 0869130846. Our Book No: 17301. $30 AUD.
89. Southall, Ivan; Mather, I. (illustrator) (1960). Simon Black in Space (School, reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, flexible red cover, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), top edge rear cover little marked, top spine little torn, edges faintly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. School edition. A science fiction story for school children aged 11 to 14 (upper primary school) by the popular Australian novelist. Our Book No: 16974. $20 AUD.
90. Stewart, Desmond (1981). Theodor Herzl: Artist and Politician (New ed). London: Quartet Books. 395 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, maps, genealogy chart, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear & rubbing, bookplate. A biography of the "father" of modern Israel. Although he was indifferent to religion for most of his life, he was inspired by the Jewish people in Europe, from 1895, to devote himself to the Zionist movement. ISBN: 070433352X. Our Book No: 17293. $25 AUD.
91. Stewart, Robin (1997). EnviroCat: A New Approach to Caring for Your Cat (and Protecting Native Wildlife). Melbourne: Hyland House. 146 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos & drawings. Envirocats live longer, are healthier and happier - they don't roam nor kill native animals. How to train your cat to stay in, or close to, home. How to understand cat gestures, solve problem behaviours, and keep your cat active and entertained. ISBN: 1864470119. Our Book No: 11706. $10 AUD.
92. Tessa, Duder (2007). Night Race to Kawau (Reissue, reprint ed). New Zealand: Puffin Books / Penguin Group (NZ). 206 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, faint foxing edges, top corner creased front cover, minor edgewear. This novel for young adults is about a 12-year-old girl named Sam who is excited to learn that her Dad has decided that their family will take part in the night race to Kawau Island in their boat Aratika. When a gale blows up, her father is knocked unconscious while trying to take the spinnaker down. Can Sam and her mother sail the Aratika through the gale and get the family to safe harbour? Winner of the Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book. ISBN: 9780143303459. Our Book No: 29626. $15 AUD.
93. Turbet, Peter (1989). The Aborigines of the Sydney District Before 1788 (1st ed). Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 160 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, map, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. A unique book revealing the daily life and identity of the Aboriginal groups that lived in the Sydney and surrounding region - languages, social life, marriage, families, food resources, hunting and fishing skills, tools and weapons, songs, religion and art. Draws on contemporary diaries and journals of the First Fleeters and other settlers, missionaries and memoirs of old Aborigines. ISBN: 0864172222. Our Book No: 4296. $18 AUD.
94. Vegdahl Hur, Sonja; Seunghawa Hur, Ben (2000). Culture Shock! Korea (A Guide to Customs and Etiquette) (Revised, reprint ed) [Culture Shock! Series]. Singapore: Times Books International. 247 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, minor edgewear covers & some pages, rear free flyleaf annotated (corner creased), old price marks. This book explains language, food and entertaining, social customs, festivals, relationships, helpful business tips, and explanations of daily sights and scenes, for travellers to South Korea. ISBN: 9812041591. Our Book No: 17306. $10 AUD.
95. Ward, Pam (2007). Journey into Reality: The Reality of the Holy Spirit in the Life of Christians Today. City Not Stated: Pam Ward. 216 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark fore-edge, plastic laminate coating slightly lifting covers, minor edgewear. She writes about her life being changed when she was baptised in the Holy Spirit, and she writes from her experiences and the endless possibilities it opened up to her. This is a book for today's world, where violence, terrorism and natural disasters are more common, and many people long for peace. ISBN: 9781876870041. Our Book No: 29609. $30 AUD.
96. Webb, Ian (1999). Blood Sweat and Irons: Building the Great North Road from Wisemans Ferry to Mt. Manning 1827 - 1832 (1st ed). Wiseman's Ferry, NSW: Dharug and Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society. 72 pp. Paperback quarto, black cloth spine, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, references, minor edgewear, bottom corner front cover creased, old sticker mark front cover. This booklet is about the middle section of the road between Wisemans Ferry and Mt. Manning, named during the construction period as Wisemans District. The author states that the spelling and punctuation in quotations from early documents have been reproduced without alteration. The living conditions and work methods of the convicts who built the road are discussed. A great way to learn about some of the early history of this fascinating Hawkesbury region of New South Wales (NSW). ISBN: 0958622604. Our Book No: 29628. $30 AUD.
97. Westlake, Lynelle Zita (2007). Ornella: The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark (1st ed). Brisbane, Moorooka: Boolarong. Unnum 20 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings light creasing covers & spine, top corner little creased some pages, minor edgewear corners. A wonderful children's story about a southern Boobook owl named Ornella, who was very afraid of the dark, until she was scared by a violent thunderstorm that turned day into night, and she discovered what made the sound she was frightened of and had red eyes. A read-aloud story suitable for young children. Science facts about the life of the Southern Boobook Owl are embedded in the story of Ornella with the last page of the book describing the life cycle of this species of owl. ISBN: 9781921054754. Our Book No: 29621. $18 AUD.
98. White, Patrick (1977). A Fringe of Leaves (2nd printing ed). New York: Viking. 405 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, rough cut bottom edge & fore-edge, minor edgewear jacket, edges & pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. This powerful novel is an compelling adventure story. It is a harrowing tale of shipwreck, capture, and survival. Set in the 19th century, and told in a series of juxtapositions. ISBN: 0670330736. Our Book No: 29620. $30 AUD.
99. Wilson, Mark (2016). Beth: The Story of a Child Convict (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, no jacket, very good condition, illustrated endpapers, full-page colour drawings, few black & white drawings, base spine little bumped, two tiny dents bottom edge. A children's picture story that was inspired by the life of Elizabeth Hayward, the youngest female convict with the First Fleet, and the journals of William Bradley and Arthur Bowes Smyth, the surgeon and artist from the Lady Penrhyn. The illustrations make this story come alive. Suggested reading age: Primary School Age. ISBN: 9780734416773. Our Book No: 29637. $15 AUD.
100. Winchester, Simon (2008). Bomb, Book and Compass: Joseph Needham and the Great Secrets of China (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Group Australia. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, few black & white text-photos, spine little ceased, top corner rear cover & last few pages little creased, minor edgewear corners. The story of Joseph Needham who was a keenly intelligent, charismatic young biochemist, working towards a glittering career at Cambridge. He fell in love with a young Chinese student, and became fascinated with her country's history and language. In 1943, the British government sent him on a diplomatic mission to help save China's universities from the occupying Japanese forces. He began the research that would become his life's work: the greatest book on China ever created in the Western World. The story of Joseph Needham, his book, the passion that inspired it - and the rise of the Chinese nation that continues to this day. ISBN: 9780670913794. Our Book No: 29646. $20 AUD.
101. Winton, Tim; Louise, Karen (illustrator) (2000). The Deep (Reprint ed). Fremantle: Sandcastle / Fremantle Arts Centre Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, stapled, full-page colour drawings, few page corner tips little creased, some edgewear corners & spine. This story is about a girl named Alice who lives by the sea. Alice is afraid to jump into the sea with her family, as she is afraid of what may be on the bottom of the sea. One day, some new friends come into the bay and Alice forgets to be scared. ISBN: 1863682104. Our Book No: 29641. $10 AUD.
102. Wood, Diana (2000). Not Lost but Gone Before: Wisemans Ferry Cemetery. Wiseman's Ferry, NSW: Dharug & Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society. 70 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, appendixes, front cover little rubbed, bottom corner front cover creased, covers little scratched, white background rear cover little marked. This book originated from a project undertaken as part of the requirements for the Associate Diploma in Local and Applied History at the University of New England. This historic cemetery, located on the south bank of the Hawkesbury river, is three kilometres downstream from the village of Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales. The cemetery is in the Parish of Frederick, Shire of Hornsby, County of Cumberland, and overlooks Trollope Reach, named for the English writer who visited the area in 1872. ISBN: 0958622612. Our Book No: 29622. $45 AUD.