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1. Abbott, Tony; Howard, Hon. John (foreword) (2010). Battlelines: 2010 Election Commemorative Edition (Updated ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 210 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). Liberal Party leader and parliamentary pugilist Tony Abbott offers a frank analysis of the way forward for the Liberal Party. Here he draws lessons from the dying days of the Howard Government, and gives his views on his contemporaries, including Kevin Rudd, Peter Costello, Julia Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull. Examines the values and instincts that drive the Liberal Party and proposes policy that the party should adopt.This is the often humorous story of his own political development, and the truth about political life. ISBN: 9780522858211. Our Book No: 17317. $20 AUD.
2. Adams, Jeanie (1990). Pigs and Honey. Adelaide: Omnibus Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings (many full-page), top corner front cover & some pages little creased, staples slightly rusted, minimal edgewear. This children's picture book tells the story of a day in the life of the Aboriginal community at Aurukun, a town on Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. The author lived in the Aboriginal community at Aurukun from 1976 to 1984, with her family. She worked as a handcrafts adviser, and her husband was a community worker there. The community are happy to share their way of life at Aurukun through this book, so that other children can learn about their life on their own land. ISBN: 1862910502. Our Book No: 29688. $15 AUD.
3. Armstrong, Hugo; Gross, Dick (1995). Tricontinental: The Rise and Fall of a Merchant Bank. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 333 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. The astonishing and alarming story of the financial collapse of a merchant bank in Melbourne, (Australia) in 1989, and later its owner, the State Bank of Victoria. This disaster triggered a Royal Commission, and reflected the gross financial excesses of the 1980s. ISBN: 0522846580. Our Book No: 2475. $80 AUD.
4. Ashmere, Emma (2015). The Floating Garden: A Novel (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Spinifex Press. 243 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. This novel is about shedding secrets, taking second chances, and finding love amongst the ruins. Set in Sydney, Milsons Point, 1926. The novel evokes the hardships and glories of Sydney's past and tells the little-known story of those people made homeless to make way for the Sydney Harbour Bridge. ISBN: 9781742199368. Our Book No: 29664. $18 AUD.
5. Axford, Barrie (2013). Theories of Globalization (1st ed). Cambridge: Polity Press. 235 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny bump base spine, top corner tip covers little creased, tiny crush top edge few pages (possible paper clip). A comprehensive and critical introduction to the concept of globalization. Discusses the full range of perspectives on the topic, from international political economy to geography, global anthropology to cultural and communication studies. Draws out the common threads between competing theories, as well as pinpointing the problems that challenge our understanding of globalization. This book will interest students and scholars of international politics, sociology and any area where the concept of globalization is discussed or disputed. ISBN: 9780745634746. Our Book No: 29686. $25 AUD.
6. Baker, H. C. (text, photos); Szabo, Mrs S (drawings);Kerr, G (photos), & McDonald, Mr R.G (photos) (1962). Historic Buildings Central Area of Sydney: Volume II. Sydney: Cumberland County Council. 37 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, card covers, thin black card spine, stapled (covered staples), black & white text-photos & drawings, map, covers little faded, scuff mark rear cover, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, corner tips covers & some pages little creased, minor edgewear. This pamphlet describes the ten buildings and precincts that are proclaimed places of historic interest. They include: Hyde Park Barracks, St. James Church, St. Andrews Cathedral, the Rum Hospital, 145 Macquarie St, Macquarie Place, Cadman's Cottage, Bligh House, and Argyle Place. Our Book No: 29671. $10 AUD.
7. Beattie, James; O'Gorman, Emily; Henry, Matthew (2014). Climate, Science, and Colonization: Histories from Australia and New Zealand (1st stated ed) [Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology]. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 280 pp. Hardback large octavo, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, few black & white text-photos, figures. This important book offers new historical understandings of human responses to climate and climate change, and explores the dynamic relationship between settlement, climate, and colonization. The contributors consider a wide range of interrelated topics, among them the use of scientific evidence in historical research, the physical impact of climate on agriculture and land development. Australia is considered a varied and fertile area for analyzing cultural and physical responses to climate as well as the wider social ramifications of historical climatic events today. ISBN: 9781137333926. Our Book No: 29665. $40 AUD.
8. Bentley, Jennie (2007). Panthers, Passion and Politics: The Roger Cowan Years. Sydney, Penrith: Fingora Pty Ltd / Halstead Press. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear corners. The remarkable story of Panthers Rugby League Club at Penrith (western Sydney), which rose over 40 years to be Australia's biggest licenced club, and home to a team that won two NRL premierships. There were many controversial events, including amalgamations with 14 or so other clubs, and the Temby Royal Commission into the NSW clubs industry. ISBN: 9781920831424. Our Book No: 17326. $45 AUD.
9. Berg, Chris (2016). The Libertarian Alternative. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. This book is a libertarian defence of free speech, which is at the heart of individual liberty and democracy. Yet, in Australia and around the Western world, it is under attack on all sides: from regulations to force 'balance' on the press, to new human rights such as the right not to be offended. Offers a bold reinterpretation of why freedom of speech matters. Only by understanding how the right to free expression and freedom of conscience arose can we understand the magnitude of the threats we now face. The liberty to express our thoughts and opinions is one of the central foundations of Western Civilisation. When governments threaten that freedom of speech, they threaten the foundations of liberty and the democratic system. ISBN: 9780522868456. Our Book No: 17310. $20 AUD.
10. Betancourt, Jeanne; Bachem, Paul (illustrator) (1995). Pony Pals Series (nos 7 to 10): Runaway Pony - Good-bye Pony - The Wild Pony - Don't Hurt My Pony (Reprint ed). New York: Scholastic Inc. Each 80 pp. Each issue: Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages little toned (some notably inside covers), minimal edgewear. Four issues of the Poly Pals stories for young adults. Our Book No: 23300. $20 AUD.
11. Bolt, Andrew (2016). Worth Fighting For: Insights and Reflections. Melbourne: Wilkinson Publishing. 255 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. A selection of essays by the Melbourne conservative columnist, originally published in the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph and Courier Mail newspapers. ISBN: 9781925265774. Our Book No: 17315. $30 AUD.
12. Bolton, Terry (editor); Budd, Dale (editor) (1970). Steam Pictorial: A Photographic Survey of Steam Locomotives at Work on the New South Wales Railways (Reprint ed). Sydney: New South Wales Rail Transport Museum. 40 pp. Paperback small octavo, stapled, very good condition, many black & white text-photos (mostly full-page), staples rusted, some foxing rear cover & top edge, minimal edgewear, copy 2. This book is a pictorial history of steam engines. There are 42 glimpses of steam locomotives at work, mostly on their regular duties. This book will interest anyone who wants to know about an important part of Australia's past. Our Book No: 27649A. $10 AUD.
13. Bonn, Franz (1978). The Children's Theatre: A Reproduction of the Antique Pop-Up Book (Reproduced ed). London / New York: Kestrel Books / Viking Press. Unnum 4 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour pop-up drawings, corners bumped, tiny scuff front cover, spine & bottom edge covers lightly faded, spine little slack (no loose pages), spine little creased. This book, which was first published in 1878, by J. F. Schreiber of Esslingen, Germany, contains four scenes on stage: one from Little Red Riding Hood, one from Hansel and Gretel, one showing the nativity scene, and the final one with a family around the tree on Christmas Eve. All four pictures have all their parts in place which is unusual for a pop-up book. A charming children's picture book that can be acted out with family and friends. ISBN: 0722655363. Our Book No: 29662. $16 AUD.
14. Bowers, Jack L. (2003). Around Australia the Hard Way in 1929: To the Memory of Frank Oakley Smith (2nd ed). Boronia Park, NSW: Bear Face Books. 134 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece map, corner rear cover faintly creased, covers faintly scratched, minor edgewear. This is the story of Jack and Frank's ride around the great continent by motorcycle with sidecar in 1929. Jack tells their story with true Australian spirit, ingenuity and mateship and plenty of humour. ISBN: 0958697574. Our Book No: 26277. $40 AUD.
15. Brazier, Vaughan (2013). Zach Zephyr and the Coral Gold (1st ed) [Eco-Max Adventures]. Perth, Fremantle: Vivid Publishing. 194 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white drawings, map, minor edgewear, pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written dedication). This story if full of adventures as Zach visits the Coral Islands with his father, and his new friend Ali. They get swept up in a scuba diving treasure hunt. They try to stay ahead of the Compteur brothers and find the secret location of the long lost gold coins. Follow their action packed adventures and learn a thing or two about coral reefs and scuba diving along the way. Includes notes about scuba diving, coral atolls, and coral reefs and their protection, at the end of the story. ISBN: 9781925086171. Our Book No: 29685. $18 AUD.
16. Brearley, Deborah (1993). Patches of Australia: A Selection of Patchwork, Applique and Quilting Patterns [Lothian Australian Craft Series]. Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 128 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour text-photos, top corner front cover little creased, bottom corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This paperback edition is a compilation of material from Patches of Australia (Edward Arnold, 1985) and Patterns for Patches (Hodder & Stoughton, 1987). This classic work, inspired by the unique qualities of Australian flora and fauna has designs which can be used for embroidery, machine applique, stencilling, candleworking or shadow applique. The full-sized templates do not require enlarging or drafting. ISBN: 0850915953. Our Book No: 29691. $15 AUD.
17. Brock, Gillian (2010). Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account (Reprint ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 366 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This book is divided into three central parts. In the first, the author defends a cosmopolitan model of global justice. In the second, she argues that there is much we can and should do towards achieving global justice. In the third part, she shows how the discussion of public policy issues can usefully inform our theorizing; in particular, it assists our thinking about the place of nationalism and equality in an account of global justice. ISBN: 9780199230945. Our Book No: 29682. $30 AUD.
18. Brodsky, Isadore (1972). The Streets of Sydney (Reprint ed). Sydney, Neutral Bay: Old Sydney Free Press / University Co-operative Bookshop. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, map, illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket (mainly spine ends). The fascinating story of 40 streets of old Sydney (and their buildings), listed individually. The many photos will interest anyone wanting to know about the history of Sydney. Our Book No: 27772. $15 AUD.
19. Brooks, Ron (1984). Annie's Rainbow (Reprint ed). Sydney: Collins. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Written by the prize-winning Australian writer and illustrator. A beautiful story about a little girl's search for a rainbow. The large bright illustrations and simple text make this a delightful book for children of all ages. ISBN: 0006619355. Our Book No: 21183. $30 AUD.
20. Burnand, F. C.; Sullivan, Arthur S. (1955). Cox and Box or Long-lost Brothers: Triumviretta in One Act: Adapted to the Lyric Stage from J. Maddison Morton's Farce (Savoy ed) [Boosey & Co's Savoy Edition of Cox and Box: Plate H.10416]. London: Boosey & Co. / Boosey & Hawkes. 58 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, edges & title page lightly foxed, minor edgewear, rubber stamps. (Estimated date, 1955, Trove catalogue.) Sheet music for this comicopera. The Savoy edition is a heavily cut version often used as a curtain raiser to other operas. (Paling's price sticker: 4/9.). Our Book No: 17309. $30 AUD.
21. Caley, George; Andrews, Alan E. J. (editor) (1984). The Devil's Wilderness: George Caley's Journey to Mount Banks 1804. Hobart, Sandy Bay: Blubber Head Press. 150 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), green cloth cover (gilt lettering & vignette), jacket minimally scratched, maps, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. (No. 31 of a limited edition of 375 copies.) The editor has transcribed the journal of George Caley (botanical collector for Sir Joseph banks), who in 1804 attempted to cross the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. ISBN: 0908528124. Our Book No: 11799. $75 AUD.
22. Casey, Edward S. (editor); Morano, Donald V. (editor) (1986). The Life of the Transcendental Ego: Essays in Honor of William Earle (1st ed). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 217 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Essays by a number of distinguished writers in the continental tradition of philosophy. Examines transcendental philosophy, in particular the existentialist phenomenology of William Earle, including the nature of autobiography, and issues in aesthetics and ethics. Examines the influence of phenomenology and existentialism on academic philosophy in the U.S. Sections: Reason, Existence and Choice; Philosophical Vision, the Transcendental and the Mystical; Art, Ontology and Consciousness; Morality and War, Surrealism and Memory. ISBN: 0887061710. Our Book No: 20285. $12 AUD.
23. Crane, Walter (1980). Flower's from Shakespeare's Garden: A Posy from the Plays, Pictured by Walter Crane. London: Cassell Ltd. 40 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, silver drawing front board, colour drawings, bottom edge & spine ends rubbed, minor edgewear jacket (lightly faded). This book was first published in 1906, and this classic reissue is as charming as it was then. One of a series of 'flower fantasies' produced by Crane towards the end of his life, it combines the originality of his earlier illustrative work with haunting fragments of quotations from Shakespeare. ISBN: 0289709105. Our Book No: 29653. $15 AUD.
24. Crittenden, Victor; Clough, Richard (introduction) (1992). A Shrub in the Landscape of Fame: Thomas Shepherd, Australian Landscape Gardener and Nurseryman. Canberra: Mulini Press. 175 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white sketches, minimal edgewear. Thomas Shepherd was a Scot who trained as a landscape gardener. He set off for Australia in 1825 and tried to establish a settlement in New Zealand. At Governor Darling's request, he developed the first commercial nursery in Sydney. He wrote a book on landscape gardening in Australia. This biography gives some details of Shepherd's adventures, life and career battles. It reproduces in full his first lecture on "Landscape Gardening in Australia" delivered in 1836 at the Mechanics School of Arts in Sydney just before his death. ISBN: 094991021X. Our Book No: 23050. $30 AUD.
25. Crittenden, Victor (1992). A Shrub in the Landscape of Fame: Thomas Shepherd, Australian Landscape Gardener and Nurseryman. Canberra: Mulini Press. 177 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, blue cloth cover, very good plus condition, black & white sketches, minimal edgewear. (Limited edition of 50 copies, but out of series.) Thomas Shepherd was a Scot who trained as a landscape gardener. He set off for Australia in 1825 and tried to establish a settlement in New Zealand. At Governor Darling's request, he developed the first commercial nursery in Sydney. He wrote a book on landscape gardening in Australia. This biography gives some details of Shepherd's adventures, life and career battles. It reproduces in full his first lecture on "Landscape Gardening in Australia" delivered in 1836 at the Mechanics School of Arts in Sydney just before his death. (This hardback edition has the same ISBN as as the paperback edition.). ISBN: 094991021X. Our Book No: 17328. $60 AUD.
26. Cumming, Primrose (1967). Flying Horseman (Special Australian ed). London / Sydney: J. M. Dent & Sons / New Century Press. 191 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, yellow cloth covers, black & white drawings, page corners slightly creased, bottom covers little lifted, spine slight bumpy (binding error), pages lightly toned, edges slightly foxed, two pages creased, covers slightly marked, minor edgewear, rubber stamp on flyleaf. This is an English pony story for young adults (school reader). About a pony named Tiber and a boy named Morgan and the adventures he has with his horse. Our Book No: 29687. $10 AUD.
27. Dawood, N. J. (editor) (1999). The Koran (5th, revised, reprint ed). London: Penguin Classics. 456 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Universally accepted by Muslims to be the infallible Word of God as revealed to Mohammed by the Angel Gabriel nearly 1400 years ago, the Koran still provides the rules of conduct fundamental to the Arab way of life. ISBN: 0140445587. Our Book No: 4306. $10 AUD.
28. Dean, Esther; Seale, Allan (foreword) (1988). Esther Dean's Gardening Book: Growing without Digging (13th impression ed). Sydney: Harper & Row (Australasia). 51 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour text-photos (few black & white), black & white drawings, minor edgewear. The Australian gardener shares her proven methods of growing vegetables and other plants in her no-dig garden. ISBN: 0063120011. Our Book No: 24732. $16 AUD.
29. Derrida, Jacques; Bennington, Geoffrey (translator) & Bowlby, Rachel (translator) (1991). Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question (Reprint ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 139 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark top edge, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. From translator's note: The text translated here is that of a lecture on spirituality given 14 March 1987, at the end of a conference organized by the College International de Philosophie in Paris, entitled "Heidegger: Open Questions". The notes were naturally added later. The translators give references wherever possible to English versions of the texts by Heidegger cited by Jacques Derrida. The translator's have retranslated throughout in the interests of consistency and proximity to the versions used by Derrida. ISBN: 0226143198. Our Book No: 29678. $18 AUD.
30. Dubosarsky, Ursula (2011). The Golden Day: A Haunting Mystery that will Stay with You Long after the Last Page (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crow's Nest: Allen & Unwin. 152 pp. Paperback trade, (with flaps), good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, crease & few tiny dents front cover, owner's written name front flap (black texta). Novel for young adults by Australian writer. Eleven girls go out to the school garden with their teacher and meet a poet. What follows is inexplicable, shocking, a scandal. What really happened that day? This book was short-listed by the Children's Book Council Of Australia. ISBN: 9781742374710. Our Book No: 29692. $10 AUD.
31. Duyker, Edward (2011). Pere Receveur: Franciscan, Scientist and Voyager with Laperouse (1st ed). Sydney, Engadine: Dharawal Publications Inc. 41 pp. Paperback trade, pamphlet, stapled, stiffened cover, very good plus condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & one-colour photos & drawings & one black & white photo, colour author's photo at back, minor edgewear. Receveur was a French scientist aboard the La Perouse maritime expedition, who is buried at La Perouse, on the shore of Botany Bay in southern Sydney. The author shares his research about Pere Receveur's life as a man of true scientific curiosity, energy, warmth and familial love. He also explores the circumstances of Receveur's death, and the role of his tomb as a focus of local and Aboriginal community cultural and religious life. ISBN: 9780987072702. Our Book No: 29669. $20 AUD.
32. Eagle, Mary (1994). The Oil Paintings of Arthur Streeton in the National Gallery of Australia. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia (NGA). 216 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos (paintings), frontispiece portrait, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A lavish production (now scarce) in which 46 paintings that Streeton executed between 1880s and 1943, and now located in the National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), are analysed in detail. ISBN: 0642130280. Our Book No: 15322. $120 AUD.
33. Farrell Odgers, Sally; Jones, Carol (illustrator) (1990). Drummond: The Search for Sarah (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Glebe: Walter McVitty Books. 112 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, corner tip square-clipped front free flyleaf, minor edgewear. First paperback edition. A delightful children's picture story about a very special bear named Drummond who is searching for a girl named Sarah. ISBN: 0949183296. Our Book No: 17314. $12 AUD.
34. Ford, Debbie; Dyer, Dr Wayne (foreword) (2012). Courage: Overcoming Fear and Igniting Self-confidence (1st ed). New York: HarperOne / HarperColins. 214 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear. Debbie Ford is bestselling American author and trainer supporting personal and spiritual education and transformation. This is her most personal, powerful and practical book to date - unlocking the courage that resides within. ISBN: 9780062068927. Our Book No: 17325. $15 AUD.
35. Forssen Ehrlin, Carl - Johan; Maununen, Irina (illustrator) (2015). The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep. Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear corners. Children's picture story about going to sleep. Roger can't fall asleep, Mummy Rabbit takes him to see Uncle Yawn, who knows just what to do. This is an innovative, child-tested bedtime story using a technique developed by the author, a life coach with a background in psychology This very special story will appeal to all ages. The drawings are charming. ISBN: 9780241255162. Our Book No: 29658. $15 AUD.
36. Foster, Ivor R. (1935). Summer Evenings for the Pianoforte [Imperial Edition, no 641: Plate B.6026]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 12 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled (rusted), minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. Sheet music for six piano pieces: Through the woods - In the meadow - Long ago - A shadow passes - Merry voices - The millwheel's song. (Copyright date, 1935. Late 1960s printing, priced at 55c. Our Book No: 17318. $15 AUD.
37. Freeman, Arthur; Freeman, Janet Ing (2004). John Payne Collier: Scholarship and Forgery in the Nineteenth Century (2 volumes). New Haven: Yale University Press. 1532 pp. Hardback large quarto, red cloth cover, very good plus condition, black & white photos. Two volumes in matching slipcase. Very heavy (2.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. John Payne Collier (1789 1883), one of the most controversial figures in the history of literary scholarship, pursued a double career. A prolific and highly influential writer on the drama, poetry, and popular prose of Shakespeare’s age, he was at the same time the creator of a large body of forgeries and false evidence, seriously affecting the text and biography of Shakespeare and many others. This monumental two-volume work addresses the whole of Collier’s activity, systematically sorting out his genuine achievements from his impostures. The authors also survey the broader history of literary forgery in Great Britain and consider why so talented a man not only yielded to its temptations but also persisted in it throughout his life. Our Book No: 17324. $140 AUD.
38. Fukuyama, Francis (1992). The End of History and the Last Man (1st UK p/b ed). London: Penguin Books. 418 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. The bestselling book which expands on a controversial essay by an American political scientist about the future of the world in the post-Cold War era. He believes that liberalism and markets are the clear winner. Provides a respectable base in history and philosophical analysis (though this outcome does not seem to have happened in practice, judging from the rise of ethnic conflicts). ISBN: 0140154191. Our Book No: 4336. $10 AUD.
39. Gilmore, Mary (1930). The Wild Swan Poems (1st ed). Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. 217 pp. Paperback small wide trade (with flaps), good condition, yapp edges, slight loss bottom edge, spine creased, author's name label on spine (letter missing), edges & most pages foxed (some pages with few spots), endpapers lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, base spine worn, edge tears top spine, edgewear, bookshop sticker inside front cover, non-author written & dated dedication. This very special book of poems is made up of three books with titles. Book 1: The Woman of Five Fields. Book 2: Of Beauty that is Praise. Book 3: As the Ways Descend. A well-loved book to add to a poetry collection. (Dymock's sticker.). Our Book No: 29675. $30 AUD.
40. Goldsworthy, Kerryn (2011). Adelaide (1st ed) [Cities Series]. Sydney: New South / University of New South Wales Press. 278 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpaper map, minimal edgewear jacket (tiny scuff top spine). An intensely atmospheric memoir of living in a major Australian city, Adelaide (capital of South Australia). The author tells the story through a collection of iconic objects. A great book for anyone who has lived in this often misunderstood city. ISBN: 9781742232621. Our Book No: 29657. $18 AUD.
41. Greenwood, E. A. (editor) (1998). Blue Mountains Cook Book (1st ed) [Cookbook]. Leura, NSW: Access Press / Committee of the Blue Mountains Fine Food Festival. 152 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, square window in front cover, colour photos, spine little faded, minor edgewear. A committee decided a cookbook was needed to show the talents of the local blue mountains chefs, and this beautiful book, which includes some Blue Mountains history and wonderful photos, was put together. The Blue Mountains and Central Western Districts are covered. The area extends from Lapstone in the Lower Mountains to Mudgee, Orange and Cowra on the Western slopes and plains. The recipes in this book should tempt any lover of fine food to take a trip to discover the other fine restaurants and cafes in the region. ISBN: 0864451180. Our Book No: 29694. $40 AUD.
42. Grenville, Kate (1990). The Writing Book: A Workbook of Fiction Writers (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. The noted Australian novelist provides more than how to write fiction. It takes a step-by-step approach to the actual process: getting started, bringing characters to life, writing convincing dialogue, revisions, writer's block, etc. ISBN: 186448943X. Our Book No: 4316. $10 AUD.
43. Group, Kondinin; Wilson, Ken (editor, layout) & Beggs, Hugh S. (foreword) (1988). Shear Sense: A National Survey on Wool Harvesting. Perth, Mount Lawley: Kondinin and Districts Farm Improvement Group (Inc.). 272 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, plans, black & white text-photos & drawings, few colour illustrations, adverts, bottom corner rear cover & top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. A national survey on shearing shed design and operation for anyone using or wanting to build one. This manual sets out the results of the survey and amounts to a practical, easy-to-understand reference book for all woolgrowers. The book is divided into eight sections and at the beginning of each is a detailed contents index. Section One: Lifting the Lid, Section Two: Penning Up, Section Three: Organising the Board, Section Four: Wool away - The Woolroom, Section Five: Woolshed Wisdom, Section Six: The Locks Box, Section Seven: Crutchings, Section Eight: Who to Contact. ISBN: 0959114580. Our Book No: 29690. $35 AUD.
44. Guelke, Adrian (2012). Politics in Deeply Divided Societies (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Polity Press. 178 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, top spine little bumped & scuffed, minor edgewear. This book gives an authoritative and systematic analysis of the politics of so-called 'deeply divided societies' in the post-Cold War era. From Bosnia to South Africa, Northern Ireland to Iraq, the author explains why these places are prone to political violence. He demonstrates why, even in peace times, the fear of violence continues to shape attitudes. This book is a good resource for students of comparative politics and related disciplines, as well as for anyone interested in the dynamics of ethnic conflict and nationalism. ISBN: 9780745648507. Our Book No: 29667. $30 AUD.
45. Hallam, Jack (1983). The Untold Story: Labor in Rural NSW. Sydney: George Allen & Unwin. 144 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. The story of the people on the land in New South Wales, from the Shearer's Strike of the 1890s, through two World Wars and the Great Depression to the 1980s. ISBN: 0868611670. Our Book No: 4480. $10 AUD.
46. Hamilton, John (2008). Gallipoli Sniper: The Life of Billy Sing (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, fore-edges slightly wavy (no water damage), faint toning edges, minor crease spine, minor edgewear. This is the story of the most successful and feared sniper of the Gallipoli campaign, with over 200 credited 'kills'. Billy Sing was born in Queensland. In this powerful and very different account of World War One the author has written about the hidden side of the Gallipoli campaign, the snipers' war. The book is also a moving exploration of the aftermath of war, as Billy returned home, a celebrated killer trying to adapt to a peacetime world. ISBN: 9781405038652. Our Book No: 29689. $15 AUD.
47. Hamilton, Mark A.; Winkler, Marion A.; Downey, Paul O. (2008). Native Plant Species at Risk from Bitou Bush Invasion: A Field Guide for New South Wales. Sydney: Department of Environment and Climate Change (NSW). 196 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, thin card covers, figures, maps, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. A New South Wales Bitou Bush Threat Abatement Plan (TAP) is being implemented along the New South Wales coast to protect native species from bitou bush invasion. This field guide is a supplement to the TAP and describes the 157 plant species, three plant populations and 24 ecological communities most at risk. It will be an invaluable aid to those controlling bitou bush to enhance the quality of our natural environment. ISBN: 9781741224467. Our Book No: 26008. $22 AUD.
48. Hardy, Sara (2005). The Unusual Life of Edna Walling (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 304 pp. Paperback octavo, card cover with flaps, very good condition, black & white sketches & photos (including frontispiece & endpapers), front endpapers little foxed, minor edgewear. In this well-researched and beautifully written biography, the author has created a deeply personal portrait of Edna Walling. Strong, independent and unconventional, Edna Walling was an extraordinary character. She was among the first women to graduate from the Burnley School of Horticulture, and went on to become one of Australia's finest gardeners and landscape designers. ISBN: 1741142296. Our Book No: 24520. $15 AUD.
49. Hawking, Stephen (2011). A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes. London: Bantam Books. 242 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, corner tip creased front cover, minor edgewear. Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in the internationally acclaimed masterpiece by the world renowned physicist. It begins by reviewing the great theories of the cosmos from Newton to Einstein, before delving into the secrets which still lie at the heart of space and time, from the Big Bang to black holes, via spiral galaxies and strong theory. This new edition includes recent updates from Stephen Hawking about the No Boundary Proposal and offers new information about dark energy, the information paradox, eternal inflation, the microwave background radiation observations, and the discovery of gravitational waves. ISBN: 9780857501004. Our Book No: 4327. $10 AUD.
50. Henning, Rachel; Adams, David (introduction) & Lindsay, Norman (drawings) (1952). The Letters of Rachel Henning (1st ed). Sydney: Bulletin Newspaper Co. Pty Ltd. 126 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, card cover, stapled (rusted), black & white drawings, covers toned (particularly spine), stain patch fore-edge front cover (faintly affects next few pages), pages lightly toned (edges minimally foxed), edgewear. Letters by a young Englishwomen who migrated to Australia in 1854. Contains 40 pen drawings by Norman Lindsay. Rachel returned to England in 1856 because she was homesick and disliked the hot climate. However in 1861 she returned to Australia where she settled permanently. Our Book No: 3448. $20 AUD.
51. Hopper, Paul (2013). Understanding Development: Issues and Debates (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Polity Press. 332 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, boxes, spine ends little bumped, tiny tear fore-edge rear cover, minor edgewear corners. This book is an ideal introduction to the main issues and critical debates about development in the contemporary world. The author has drawn on a number of case studies from across the globe. Examines: health and population growth, conflict and security, global inequality and poverty, fair trade and trade liberalization, gender and education, foreign aid and debt, sustainability and the environment. The book is comprehensive and critical, providing an important guide to one of the most challenging subjects of today. ISBN: 9780745638959. Our Book No: 29672. $25 AUD.
52. Hughes, Helen (2007). Lands of Shame: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Homelands in Transition. Sydney, St Leonards: Centre for Independent Studies (CIS). 237 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, tables, figures, slight bump base spine, few small dents, small faint rusty mark (possible paper clip), minor edgewear. This book analyses why the Aboriginal 'homelands' experiment has led to Third World living conditions in the midst of Australia's prosperity. It reviews the evidence on demographic trends, law and order, land rights, joblessness and welfare, education, health, housing and governance, and assesses Commonwealth, State and Territory policies. The author also discusses policies that would give Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in remote Australia the same opportunities and choices that other Australians expect. ISBN: 9781864321357. Our Book No: 29676. $20 AUD.
53. Idriess, Ion (1954). The Great Trek [Upper Primary Library]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Paperback, good condition, yellow pictorial flexible cover, full-page black & white drawings, frontispiece map, corner tips covers creased (cloth lifting slightly), top spine scuffed, spine faded, pages lightly toned, covers & fore-edge little marked, tiny hole near top spine. School reader for students aged 11 - 14 (based on his 1940 book). Author's note: The story of the Jardine Expedition is the true expedition of two men, Frank and Alexander Jardine. This account is written mainly from their journal and diary. The author has travelled throughout Cape York Peninsula, and enjoyed writing this book about the Jardine's adventures. Our Book No: 29683. $15 AUD.
54. Jensen, Derrick (2008). A Language Older Than Words. Sydney: Finch Publishing. 401 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white vignettes, minor edgewear corners. A powerful mix of memoir and environmental expose by a pre-eminent American environmentalist, who argues that modern industrial economy abuses the environment, destroying meaningful work, and disconnects us from the natural world. Also, a chronicle of a young mans' drive to transcend domestic abuse. Explains violence as a pathology that touches every aspect of our lives and indeed affects all aspects of life on Earth. Offers a challenging look at our worldwide sense of community and how we can make things better. ISBN: 9781876451950. Our Book No: 17312. $25 AUD.
55. Johns, Captain W. E.; Stead, Leslie (illustrator) (1953). Biggles in the Blue (1st ed). Leicester: Brockhampton Press. 192 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, patterned cream cloth cover (spine little toned), colour plates (including frontispiece), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, old price marks front pastedown, bookshop rubber stamp. Biggles and his comrades rush to find secret Nazi documents hidden in the Caribbean (Jamaica area) before the Germans recover them. Our Book No: 17320. $25 AUD.
56. Johns, Captain W. E.; Stead, Leslie (illustrator) (1953). Biggles and the Black Raider: Another Adventure of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and His Air Police (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 192 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, patterned red cloth cover, colour plates, endpaper map, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, old price marks front pastedown. Biggles and his comrades take on an urgent assignment in Central Africa (Kenya area) in search of the elusive Cetezulu, a major African poacher known as "The Black Elephant". Our Book No: 17321. $25 AUD.
57. Jones, Jonathan (2011). The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel that Defined the Renaissance. (Reprint ed). London: Simon & Schuster. 360 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, colour photos centre spread. The respected art historian reveals the gripping story of a 16th-century clash of titans, the two great minds of the Renaissance, who hated each other, painting side by side in the same room in Florence in 1504. As the paintings progressed, Michelangelo set out to prove that his work, not Leonardo's, embodied the future of art - but in fact, the influence of both men is visible in the works of later artists. A riveting look at one of history's most clashes of ideas and offers a whole new understanding of the Renaissance. ISBN: 9781416526056. Our Book No: 4346. $12 AUD.
58. Key, Sarah; Prince of wales, H. R. H. (foreword) (1999). Back in Action (Straight Answers to Back Pain and its Relief). Sydney: Bantam Books. 248 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. A physiotherapist with successful practices in Sydney and London, explains in her clear and lively way how the major joints work, how they can go wrong, what the specific joint conditions are when they go wrong, and how to put them right. There are some simple exercises to alleviate pain. ISBN: 1863597565. Our Book No: 1177. $15 AUD.
59. Kim, Sang H. (2001). The Art of Harmony: A Guide to Happiness (2nd expanded ed). Wethersfield, CT: Turtle Press. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small lightly rubbed area rear cover (sticker removed), barcode sticker inside rear cover, minor edgewear. This book blends the wisdom of east and west, charts the course of our lives, drawing a new perspective on the way to experience life. The thoughts, the author's witty stories and wisdom, are sure to bring a smile to anyone's face. ISBN: 188033660X. Our Book No: 29679. $18 AUD.
60. Lampe, Diana; Fisk, Jane (with) (1991). Embroidered Garden Flowers [Milner Craft Series]. Sydney, Rozelle: Sally Milner Publishing. 75 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), purple endpapers, black & white drawings, full-page colour photos, spine ends & cover corners little rubbed, light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear). This book is a collection of beautiful embroidered flower projects. There is a traditional cottage garden, a spring garden, a spring garland and embroidered initials, as well as many gift ideas. A really inspiring book for lovers of creative designs and craft. ISBN: 1863510435. Our Book No: 29696. $16 AUD.
61. Lauder, Afferbeck (1965). Let Stalk Strine: A Lexicon of Modern Strine Usage (Reprint ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 48 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. (Originally published, 1965. The ISBN is from later printings.) A cult classic book that makes fun of the Australian language. A humorous dictionary of Australian words as spoken (phonetically) with the unique Australian accent. (Newspaper clipping loosely inserted.). ISBN: 0725400811. Our Book No: 16666A. $12 AUD.
62. Lindsay, Norman (1979). Centenary Exhibition of Graphic Art (Reprint ed). Newcastle: Newcastle Region Art Gallery. 60 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, illustrated endpapers, minimal edgewear. This book has been published to mark the centenary of the birth of Norman Lindsay. The exhibition is presented by the Australian Gallery Directors' Council and the Newcastle Region Art Gallery with the assistance of the Visual Arts Board of the Australian Council. The exhibition started at the Newcastle Region Art Gallery July, 1979, and ended at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery December - January, 1980. ISBN: 0909115125. Our Book No: 28657. $35 AUD.
63. Macfarlane, David (2012). Building Paradise: The Story of an Eco-lodge on the Great Barrier Reef (1st ed). Kent Town, SA: Wakefield Press. 169 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white photos, laminate coating bottom corner tip front cover lifting slightly, tiny mark inside rear cover & last page, minor edgewear (including corners). This inspiring story of conviction, commitment and serendipity describes his 14-year quest to establish an eco-lodge in the unspoiled but threatened natural paradise of Australia's Whitsunday Islands on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef. ISBN: 9781743050187. Our Book No: 29654. $30 AUD.
64. Machine, Rage Against the (1994). Rage Against the Machine. London: Wise Publications. 96 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, minor edgewear. Sheet music for 10 popular songs: Bombtrack - Killing in the name - Take the power back - Settle for nothing - Bullet in the head - Know your enemy - Wake up - Fistful of steel - Township rebellion - Freedom. Complete arrangements for guitar in tablature and standard notation, including lyrics and guitar chord boxes. An American rock band from Los Angeles, well known for revolutionary political views. ISBN: 071193939X. Our Book No: 17323. $30 AUD.
65. Magoffin, Richard (1983). Waltzing Matilda: Song of Australia - A Folk History (1st ed). Charters Towers, QLD: Mimosa Press. 101 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, colour photos (few black & white), endpaper map, scuff marks inside front cover (otherwise very good condition), minor edgewear. First edition. Story behind Australia's favourite song Waltzing Matilda, which started near Winton, Queensland. ISBN: 0959898646. Our Book No: 4308. $10 AUD.
66. Malouf, David (1982). Fly Away Peter (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus. 134 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear), endpapers lightly foxed. Australian novel about three very different people brought together on the Queensland coast by their love of birds. Both sanctuary owner and employee are drawn to World War 1 and the horrors of the trenches of Armentieres in northern France. ISBN: 0701126256. Our Book No: 29677. $18 AUD.
67. Malouf, David (2008). On Experience (1st ed) [Little Books on Big Themes]. Melbourne, Carlton: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 89 pp. Hardback small square, no jacket, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. A little book that is big on life experiences, as explained by the famous Australian novelist. ISBN: 9780522855364. Our Book No: 29674. $16 AUD.
68. McBryde, Renee (2017). The House of Lies: A Shocking True Story of Secrets, Abuse, Murder - and Surviving It All (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. This is the unforgettable story of a young girl's childhood and adolescence as she tries to understand why her father killed two people. The author's life has been a rollercoaster of family secrets, murder, sexual assault, domestic violence, and she has had a constant struggle to make a life on her own terms. ISBN: 9780733637216. Our Book No: 29681. $18 AUD.
69. McCall, Rupert; Eales, John (foreword) (1996). Green and Gold Malaria. Melbourne: Mandarin / Reed Books. 115 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minimal edgewear. Modern-day poet reflects with humour on the Australian character. His new volume poetry, said to be a modern-day Banjo Paterson. ISBN: 1863306099. Our Book No: 6971. $10 AUD.
70. McCann, Marilyn (1996). Country Brushstrokes (Reprint ed) [Milner Craft Series]. Burra Creek, NSW: Sally Milner Publishing. 90 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. How to create country Australiana and bush scenes in the folk art (naive) style. One of the first books in Australia about the popular American style as applied to Australian projects. ISBN: 1863511482. Our Book No: 1322. $10 AUD.
71. McKenna, Mark (2002). Looking for Blackfellas' Point: An Australian History of Place (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 269 pp. Paperback large octavo, card covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear, sticker mark front flyleaf. A history for every Australian who is interested in the story of non-indigenous (settler) and indigenous reconciliation. Blackfellas' Point lies on the Towamba River near Eden, in south-eastern New South Wales (NSW), and he uses the example of his location as a springboard for reconciliation more broadly. ISBN: 0868406449. Our Book No: 26144. $26 AUD.
72. McLynn, Frank (1997). Carl Gustav Jung: A Biography. London: Black Swan / Transworld. 624 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, bookplate (review copy). Swiss psychologist Carl Jung has emerged as a favorite philosopher and guru of the New Age. This is the first-full length book of his controversial life. Early in his life, Jung was an admirer and protege of Freud, but after their celebrated quarrel he became an enemy and rival. With his discovery of the collective unconscious, and his profound interest in myth and symbol, and even alchemy, and astrology, Jung is now established as a source of 'alternative' ideas that have fascinated generations. ISBN: 0552995622. Our Book No: 4354. $20 AUD.
73. Meggendorfer, Lothar (1979 (1978)). The Doll's House: A Reproduction of the Antique Pop-Up Book (3rd ed). London New York: Kestrel Books/ The Viking Press. Unnum 5 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour pop-up illustrations, corners little worn, spine ends little rubbed, edges little rubbed, tiny scuff front & back cover, edgewear, small crush fore-edge back cover, small section fore-edge back cover bumped. This book unfolds to over four feet, revealing five old-fashioned domestic scenes connected by doors which open and close. There is a merchant's shop with three-dimensional counter and full range of supplies from sugar and pickles to bolts of cloth, a living room with a pop-up piano complete with a marble bust on top, and a kitchen with an antique stove and pop-up cupboard. It is one of the best examples of the work of Lothar Meggendorfer (1847-1925), the father of the pop-up book. All four pictures appear to have all their parts in place which is unusual for this style of book. A charming children's picture book that can be used with family and friends. Our Book No: $18 AUD.
74. Mercer, Neil (1997). Fate: Inside the Backpacker Murders investigation (1st ed). Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House. 324 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, black & white photos, front cover & spine little creased, pages lightly toned, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of how fate conspired against seven young backpackers, of a dysfunctional family and how a serial killer, Ivan Milat, was raised. The veteran journalist conducted hundreds of interviews and delved deeply behind these shocking crimes to reveal the little known, yet very complex, story. ISBN: 0091836824. Our Book No: 29695. $18 AUD.
75. Merton, Thomas (1999). The Seven Story Mountain: An Autobiography of Faith (Fiftieth anniversary, reprint ed). San Diego, CA: Harvest / Harcourt Brace. 467 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. One of the most famous books ever written about a man's search for faith and peace. The French monk wrote this unique spiritual autobiography after he entered a Trappist monastery. In the half-century since its original publication, the book has been recognized as one of the most influential religious works of our time, and has been translated into 20 or more languages. ISBN: 0156010860. Our Book No: 26098. $15 AUD.
76. Morris, Julie (1987). Possums in the Roof (1st ed). Sydney, North Ryde: Methuen. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, cream pages, spine lettering little faded, minor edgewear. Tommy woke up during the night - something was scratching on his roof. He discovers a possum but why would a possum be clawing away at the roof of the Green's house? A delightful children's picture book with beautiful colour drawings that will charm children and adults alike. This is a true story, and a very unusual one at that. Brushtail possums rarely give birth to twins, and when they do one twin usually dies because the mother has great difficulty providing for both babies. This mother brushtail's persistence in caring for her young was remarkable. And it was unusual that a human being cared enough to look into the plight of the possums in the roof. ISBN: 0454011571. Our Book No: 14246. $30 AUD.
77. Morris, Sherry (1987). The Brewing Industry in Wagga (1st this ed). Wagga Wagga, NSW: Riverina Archives (RMIHE). 11 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, thin flexible card covers, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is about the brewing industry in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. Limited edition of 75 copies. This is a great booklet to have as part of an Australian local history collection. Our Book No: 29666. $15 AUD.
78. Nawaz, Zarqa (2015). Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman (1st this ed). London: Virago Press. 221 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear corners covers & few pages. The author is a practising Muslim in a Western society (Canada), and in this very funny book she describes the many ways that she has got into strife by being herself. Famous for her TV program "Little Mosque on the Prairie". ISBN: 9780349005935. Our Book No: 29661. $16 AUD.
79. Nix, Garth (2003). Mister Monday (Modern reprint ed) [The Keys to the Kingdom: Book 1]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 330 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero, but rather to die an early death. But then he is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock. Along with the key comes a plague brought by bizarre creatures from another realm. A stranger named Mister Monday, his avenging messengers, and an army of Fetchers will stop at nothing to get the key back. Desperate, Arthur ventures into a mysterious house to unravel the secrets of the key. ISBN: 9781741142136. Our Book No: 17327. $10 AUD.
80. Paling (1942). Paling's Army Navy and Air Force Album of 15 Popular Songs. Sydney: W. H. Paling & Co. 27 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, pages faintly toned as usual. (Copyright date, 1942.) Sheet music for 15 popular songs ANZAC songs: Advance Australia fair - Bless 'em all - Army, navy & air force - The old tin helmet - Sarie Marais (South African folk song) - Sally (Gracie Fields) - The windmill's turning - I was dreaming - Dark eyes - Maori battalion marching song - I dream of Jeanie - Beautiful dreamer - Internationale - Star spangled banner - God defend New Zealand. Our Book No: 17322. $20 AUD.
81. Phipson, Joan; Horder, Margaret (illustrator) (1955). Six and Silver (1st school edition ed) [Upper Primary Library]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 125 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, green flexible covers, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), bottom corner front cover creased, slight loss top spine, spine creased (binding error), pages lightly toned, small mark fore-edge, spine edges marked, pastedowns little bubbled, edgewear. This school reader has been published for students aged 11 - 14. Tess, a city girl spends summer with her friends on a country property in New South Wales. This book tells of their adventures. Our Book No: 29680. $10 AUD.
82. Rees, Leslie; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (2000). Shy the Platypus [Young Australia Series]. Melbourne: Redwood Editions / Hinkler Book Distributors. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, bottom edge little bumped, minor edgewear. ISBN: 1865151408. Our Book No: 16922. $15 AUD.
83. Rocco, Fiammetta (2003). The Miraculous Fever-Tree: Malaria, Medicine and the Cure that Changed the World (Australian ed) [Quinine]. London: HarperCollins. 348 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, remainder stripes bottom edge, owner's rubber stamp inside front cover. This remarkable story of quinine, the chemical from the South American fever-tree that transformed medicine (as a treatment for malaria) - and history. ISBN: 0002572036. Our Book No: 24839. $15 AUD.
84. Roughsey, Dick (2011). The Rainbow Serpent [Australian Children's Classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins. Unnum 30 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minimal edgewear. A children's picture book (Aboriginal legend) about a serpent. This book will appeal to any age with the large full-colour paintings. Winner of Children's Picture Book of the Year, 1976. ISBN: 9780207174339. Our Book No: 17313. $12 AUD.
85. Runciman, Steven (1992). The Sicilian Vespers: A History of the Mediterranean World in the Later Thirteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 355 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, lightly toned, minor edgewear (mainly fore-edge). On 30 March, 1282, as the bells of Palermo were ringing for Vespers, the Sicilian townsfolk, crying 'Death to the French', killed the garrison and administration of their Angevin King. The author takes the Vespers as the climax of a great narrative sweep covering the whole of the Mediterranean region in the 13th century. A good guide to the historical background to Dante's Divine Comedy, forming almost a who's who of the political figures in it, and giving insight into their placement in Hell, Paradise or Purgatory. ISBN: 0521437741. Our Book No: 29670. $15 AUD.
86. Scott, Ernest; Macintyre, Stuart (introduction) (2001). The Life of Matthew Flinders. Sydney, Pymble: HarperCollins. 371 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, map, minor edgewear. The intrepid adventures of the man who gave Australia its name. This biography of the famous navigator was first published in 1914 to honour the centenary of Flinder's death. This reissued edition is timed to coincide with the bicentenary of the commencement of his voyage on the Investigator, which resulted in the first recorded circumnavigation of the Australian continent. ISBN: 0207197172. Our Book No: 25193. $20 AUD.
87. Small, Ian (2008). The Kurrajongs: A Work of Fact and Fiction (Reprint ed). Asquith, NSW: Ian Small. 292 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). The Kurrajongs were a group of 114 men from the northern New South Wales town of Inverell who left in January 1916 to fight in the Great War. In the Olympic year 2000, one of the men is still alove and tells his story to his grandchildren. ISBN: 0646422189. Our Book No: 4615. $10 AUD.
88. Smith, Sue (2007). Bastard Boys (1st ed). Sydney: Currency Press. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos (including frontispiece), front cover corner tips little creased, minor edgewear, faint remainder stripe bottom edge. This screen play follows the lives of the main players in the maritime industrial dispute that stopped the nation. A political thriller, war film, love story and courtroom drama all rolled into one, this story is one of the most significant events in Australia's recent past. ISBN: 9780868198095. Our Book No: 29673. $20 AUD.
89. Spearritt, G. D. (1967). Third Grade Theory of Music (1st ed) [Allans Edition 1022: Plate B.8909]. Melbourne: Allans Music Australia. 48 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled, edges faintly foxed, minor creasing. (Copyright date, 1967.) This small booklet of sheet music and text provides instruction time-signatures, grouping of notes and rests, completion of the bar - duplet, scales and keys, primary triads and inversions, recognition and writing of perfect and plagal cadences, rondo form, rhythmic and melodic invention, and terms and signs - sequence. Our Book No: 17316. $18 AUD.
90. Sprigg, Rex C. (1984). Arkaroola - Mount Painter in the Northern Flinders Ranges, S.A: The Last Billion Years (1st ed). Flinders Rangers, SA: Arkaroola Pty Ltd / Lutheran Publishing House (Printer). 298 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white & colour photos & drawings, maps (including endpapers), figures, small closed tear top spine, edges lightly toned, front flyleaf lightly toned, minor edgewear corners, autograph (signed by author flyleaf). From the Introduction: Arkaroola Mount Painter's rugged red granite mountains are without parallel in Southern Australia. A wealth in spectacular scenery, of priceless geological treasures, Aboriginal dreamtime mythology and pioneering history. The many maps, photos and drawings make this a wonderful addition to any Australian collection. ISBN: 0959096604. Our Book No: 29663. $35 AUD.
91. Strom, Kellie (2008). Sadie, the Air Mail Pilot. London: Picture Corgi. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear cover corners. An adventure with the main character being a flying tiger named Sadie. The illustrations will fascinate small children, and the text will be more suitable to older readers. ISBN: 9780552548793. Our Book No: 29655. $18 AUD.
92. Stubbs, Rex; Stubbs, Linda (assistance) (1982). A History of Early Pitt Town Volume II: Hawkesbury History (1st ed). Windsor, NSW: Ladan Pty Ltd. 29 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, thin flexible covers, black library tape on spine (covers staples), few faint marks covers, minor edgewear. This volume examines the development of the town of Pitt Town, with special reference to schools, churches and other public institutions. There is a list of the teachers at Pitt Town Public School from January 1876 to January 1982. The booklet has a bibliography at the rear. ISBN: 0949550000. Our Book No: 29659. $15 AUD.
93. Tink, Andrew (2009). William Charles Wentworth: Australia's Greatest Native Son (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 329 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition,(in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear jacket. The story of a man described by Manning Clark as 'Australia's greatest native son'. William Charles Wentworth was the first Australian to get an Australian book published; he was joint editor and proprietor of the colony's first independent newspaper; and founder of Australia's first university. He was responsible for comprehensive trial by jury, self-government and an Australian Confederation. This is a rich and fascinating look at the life of this complex man, and the young nation he helped to create. ISBN: 9781741751925. Our Book No: 29668. $25 AUD.
94. Tink, Andrew (2011). Lord Sydney: The Life and Times of Tommy Townshend. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 315 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. A John Bull figure, full of bumptious ambition and self-confidence, Lord Sydney had a remarkable political career, largely in opposition. When the British cabinet accepted his recommendation to send convicts to Botany Bay, he instructed the Treasury to provide for the First Fleet. His name is now proudly borne by Australia's oldest city. ISBN: 9781921875533. Our Book No: 4313. $30 AUD.
95. Turner, Ethel; Souter, D. H. (illustrator) (1900). Gum Leaves, with Oddments by Others (1st ed). Sydney & Brisbane: William Brooks & Company. 220 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, papered colour pictorial board covers (worn), recased with new off-white cloth spine & endpapers, good plus condition, black & white vignettes, adverts, pages & edges toned, small edge tears or edge pieces missing few pages, edgewear, written dedication half-title page. (True first edition. Estimated date, 1900, Trove catalogue.) The rarest and first book by novelist Ethel Turner, consisting of a miscellany of verse and prose. Some of the material had appeared previously in the "Town and Country Journal". (Not the later variant edition of the same year, which has mock South African [Boer] War reports inserted. Book adverts at rear. Written dedication is dated 1938.). Our Book No: 14780. $650 AUD.
96. Walker, Kath (1989). Father Sky and Mother Earth (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Milton: Jacaranda / John Wiley. 44 pp. Paperback oblong, good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, light foxing edges, corner tips covers & pages little scuffed, pages lightly toned, few creases covers (light crush top edge), spine slightly rubbed, minor edgewear. Australian children's picture book about Father Sky and Mother Earth creating the world and all the plants and animals that inhabit it. How can Humans be more careful and take care of nature and the environment? The beautiful drawings will delight young children and the text will suit older children. ISBN: 0701619120. Our Book No: 29684. $18 AUD.
97. Walling, Edna (1948). A Gardener's Log (1st ed). Melbourne: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press (OUP). 220 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, cloth cover, black & white photos, drawings, colour frontispiece, pages & edges toned as common, minor edgewear. First ediition. This wonderful book is full of inspiration and practical advice for anyone with an interest in gardening and wanting to learn more about this very special person. (Loosely inserted, newspaper clipping about Edna Walling, dated 1999.). Our Book No: 17330. $50 AUD.
98. Wathen, Joanne; Long, Charles (editor) (1986). The Queen Victoria Building Restoration 1898 - 1986 [Sun Special Project]. Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons. 98 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour text-photos (mostly full-page), covers little creased & rubbed, small tear top edge front cover, minor edgewear corners & spine ends. The story of this magnificent Victorian era building in Sydney, now an exclusive retail shopping centre. An architectural and social history of this classic Romanesque revival building, which has previously served as Sydney's market, an electricity supplier's shop, and the city library. This magazine has many photos which help to explain the restoration and show the shops that are part of the restored QVB. Our Book No: 29656. $15 AUD.
99. White, Patrick (1979). The Twyborn Affair (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 432 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge toned, minor edgewear & creasing jacket (few small edge tears), owner's written name, copy 2. First edition (precedes American edition by 5 months.) This disquieting Australian novel, developing in 1914, sweeps from a French resort to a bleak corner of New South Wales, then to London streets and the apocalyptic blaze of the Second World War. Key characters include the wealthy middle-aged Australian, Mrs E. Boyd Golson - victim of her social and sexual doubts, and stirred by the mere glimpse of Empress Eudoxia - and a striking young Lieutenant, Eddie Twyborn DSO. ISBN: 0224017330. Our Book No: 3666A. $20 AUD.
100. White, Patrick (1988). Three Uneasy Pieces (1st U.K. ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 59 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as usual, minimal edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Three short essays by the Australian Nobel-prize winning novelist: The Screaming Potato, Dancing with Both Feet on the Ground, The Age of the Wart. Presenting a peeled potato, a dance in the kitchen, and a visit to the aged mother of a childhood friend, White considers our misguided struggle, our efforts to achieve aesthetic perfection, and suggests a way towards more satisfactory resolutions. ISBN: 0224025945. Our Book No: 4311. $20 AUD.
101. White, Patrick; Flynn, Christine (editor); Brennan, Paul (editor) (1989). Patrick White Speaks (1st ed). Sydney, Leichhardt: Primavera Press. 207 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly toned, title little faded), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, bottom edge little rubbed. First edition. Patrick White has covered many subjects in this fascinating and controversial collection of essays and speeches, including one chapter about his reasons to return to Australia after spending just on 20 years overseas. The photos bring the book to life and show the author in different parts of his life that were special to him. ISBN: 0958949476. Our Book No: 29660. $20 AUD.
102. Williamson, John; Grimsley, Jack (transcriptions) (1983). Fair Dinkum Songs. Sydney: Emusic Pty Ltd. 55 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover (stapled), minor edgewear. Sheet music for 25 popular Australian songs: Big country round - Boyhood story - The breaker - The buddies song (have a go) - Country football - Diggers of the Anzac - A granda plan for Landa - Hawkesbury River lovin' - Heaven's right here - Just a dog - Kill the night - Love of a true blue girl - Murrumbidgee madness - Old man emu - Only a dog - Road train - Send down the rain - Silver haired showman - Springbrook - True blue - Under the bridge - Why don't we separate and be lovers? - Wrinkles - Your body feels like heaven to me - You've gotta be fair dinkum. Our Book No: 17319. $20 AUD.
103. Writer, Larry; Barret, Steve (with) & Bouda, Simon (with) (1992). Garden of Evil: The Granny Killer's Reign of Terror. Sydney: Ironbark Press. 230 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. The amazing story of serial killer John Glover who murdered several grandmothers in Sydney. ISBN: 187547112X. Our Book No: 20992. $15 AUD.