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1. Archer, Robyn (2010). Detritus: Addressing Culture and the Arts. Perth: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 288 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Robyn Archer has been a remarkable player in Australia's arts and cultural communities for decades - as a feminist, festival director, singer and writer. In this passionate collection of speeches - some even in song - she investigates the artistic process, and how the public regards, uses and values that work. ISBN: 9781742580678. Our Book No: 14114. $20 AUD.
2. Armstrong, Sarah (editor); Slaytor, Petrina (editor) (2001). The Colour of Difference: Journeys in Transracial Adoption. Sydney, Annandale: Federation Press. 200 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This moving, perceptive, often happy, and occasionally devastating, book contains the family stories of 27 transracial adoptees. Each tells of their journey of self-discovery, of going back to their roots in search of a more complete understanding of themselves. ISBN: 1862873976. Our Book No: 20682. $30 AUD.
4. Atkinson, Louisa; Crittenden, Victor (introduction) (1992). Debatable Ground, or, The Carlillawarra Claimants [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 117 pp. Paperback large octavo, card cover, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, top corner front cover slightly bent, front cover little scratched. This Australian historical novel is the story of conflict about the ownership of a country property. It appears to be based on the famous Tichbourne Case where a lost heir returns to claim the family property, and the court case that results. A very successfully plotted novel. ISBN: 0949910244. Our Book No: 29735. $30 AUD.
5. Bauby, Jean-Dominique; Leggatt, Jeremy (translator) (1997). The Diving-bell and the Butterfly (Reprint ed). London: Fourth Estate. 141 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed, a victim of "locked in syndrome." Once known for his gregariousness and wit, he found himself imprisoned in an inert body, able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. The miracle is that in doing so he was able to compose this stunningly eloquent memoir. In a voice that is by turns wistful and mischievous, angry and sardonic, Bauby gives us a celebration of the liberating power of consciousness. This triumphant book lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. ISBN: 1857027795. Our Book No: 17364. $20 AUD.
6. Beale, Edgar (1983). Kennedy: The Barcoo and Beyond 1847: The Journals of Edmund Besley Court Kennedy and Alfred Allatson Turner, with New Information on Kennedy's Life. Hobart: Blubber Head Press. 292 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket (glassine), very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps (includes foldout, endpapers). (No 140 of a limited edition of 750 copies.) Describes an expedition in 1847 - 1848 to the Maranoa, Barcoo and Warrego Rivers, Queensland. Introduction re Kennedy's life. The journals include references to Aboriginal guide Harry, and brief encounters with Aborigines. A postscript includes account by Jackey-Jackey of Kennedy's death. Includes bibliography and index. ISBN: 0908528116. Our Book No: 17366. $50 AUD.
7. Bean, C. E. W. (1947). On the Wool Track. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 210 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpapers & pages little toned, minor edge tears & edgewear jacket (flap not price-clipped), copy 2. A young reporter from the Sydney Morning Herald travels through western New South Wales in search of colourful stories about the wool industry. Our Book No: 17108A. $35 AUD.
8. Behrendt, Larissa (2016). Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 211 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few black & white text photos, faint mark top edge, minor edgewear. This book is about Eliza Fraser who was purportedly captured by the Butchulla people after she was shipwrecked on Fraser Island in 1836. The author uses this story as a starting point to interrogate how Aboriginal people - and indigenous people of other countries - have been portrayed in their colonisers' stories. The author shows how these stories not only reflect the values of their storytellers but also reinforce those values - and how, in Australia, this has contributed to a complex racial divide. Written by the noted Aboriginal lawyer, writer and filmmaker. ISBN: 9780702253904. Our Book No: 29726. $22 AUD.
9. Bickel, Lennard; Hillary, Sir Edmund (foreword) (2000). Mawson's Will: The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written (5th printing ed). Hanover, New Hampshire: Steerforth Press. 261 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, bottom corner front cover little creased, base spine little bumped, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of Douglas Mawson's ingenious practicality and unbreakable spirit and how he continued his scientific observations despite almost dying. When the expedition was completed Mawson had added more territory to the Antarctic map than anyone else of his time. The Australian author used the diaries of Mawson and other members of his expedition to tell this story. ISBN: 9781586420000. Our Book No: 29730. $15 AUD.
10. Birrell, Robert (1995). A Nation of Our Own [Australian Studies Series]. Melbourne: Longman. 292 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal foxing top edge, minor creasing covers & edges. As Australia approaches the centenary of Federation, major debates about the republic and citizenship have arisen. A revisionist view that nationalist movements were strong. Covers nationhood and citizenship, Australian nationalism's colonial origins, the late 19th century nationalist movement, the creation of the Commonwealth, nation-building in the Deakinite era, the labour movement in the late Federation era, and the Australian people. ISBN: 0582875498. Our Book No: 16348. $20 AUD.
11. Blofeld, John; Reid, Daniel (translator) (2008). My Journey in Mystic China: Old Pu's Travel Diary. Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions. 248 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. The only English translation of John Blofeld's memoirs as a Westerner living in China prior to the Communist Revolution. My preordained destiny to tread the land of the dragon. The place I love most of all: Peking. Roaming the famous mountains and monasteries of northern China. Studying Zen and seeking theTao while wandering in the southwest. Travels in Szechuan on my second sojourn in China. Exotic encounters in southern China. Souls from distant lands fulfill their distant destinies. ISBN: 9781594771576. Our Book No: 17359. $20 AUD.
12. Boldrewood, Mrs Rolf (1995). The Flower Garden in Australia (New ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 144 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, frontispiece, spine little faded & rubbed, minor edgewear. This book was originally published in 1893 and was the first Australian gardening book written by a woman. (This modern printing is slightly enlarged.) It is full of gardening information that is still valuable today. The history of the flowers as well as details of their planting and care are given by someone who really loved her garden. The author was the wife of the novelist Rolf Boldrewood who wrote "Robbery Under Arms". Her real name was (Mrs) Maria Browne. ISBN: 0949910554. Our Book No: 29732. $25 AUD.
13. Books, Wild Dog; Norman, Dr Mark (fact checker) (2011). Going to the Poles (Reprint ed) [Going To Series]. Melbourne, Fitzroy: Eion Pty Ltd / Wild Dog Books. 31 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour photos, top spine little bumped, light creases front cover & spine, minor edgewear corners. This very special book is about the amazing ways that animals survive in the unique polar habitats. The target audience is primary school age, but younger children would be interested in the large-as-life animal photos. ISBN: 9781742032016. Our Book No: 29700. $15 AUD.
14. Boswell, Annabella Alexandrina Campbell (1992). Annabella Boswell's Other Journal 1848 - 1851, called "Further Recollections of My Early Days in Australia" (1st ed) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 75 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. The fascinating diary of a young women growing up in New South Wales coastal town of Port Macquarie in the 1830s and 1840s. This is her second diary which continues her story describing visits to relatives and friends in the 1840s. She continues her interest in painting Australian wildflowers and in education and reading. It is an interesting book which shows the other side of life for the pioneers of the outback. ISBN: 0949910333. Our Book No: 29739. $30 AUD.
15. Bottoms, Timothy (1999). Djabugay Country: An Aboriginal History of Tropical North Queensland. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 138 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos (few colour), maps, minor edgewear. Culture and history of the Djabuganydji, Nyagali, Guluy, Buluwanydji and Yirrganydji peoples who speak dialects of Djabugay: Ancestor stories - history of contact by sea and by land; setting up Mona Mona Mission near Flaggy Creek and operation of the Mission - Kyber Farm - Four Mile Beach Camp, Port Douglas; - effects of the closure of Mona Mona Mission in 1963 - life at Mantaka - handback of parcels of land at Mantaka and Kowrowa. ISBN: 1865080314. Our Book No: 17365. $18 AUD.
16. Bowen, Jill (1994). Kidman: The Forgotten King: The True Story of The Greatest Pastoral Landholder In Modern History (Reprint ed). Sydney: Cornstalk Publishing. 476 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white photos (including frontispiece), boards little faded, minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded), top corner rear board little bumped, tiny scuff front free flyleaf. The biography of the Australian bushman, grazier and businessman, Sir Sidney Kidman. This book looks at the fascinating Kidman facts and fictions, and gives a balanced account of this larger-than-life Australian and his exceptional achievements. ISBN: 020718464X. Our Book No: 29710. $30 AUD.
17. Bromby, Robin (2006). Ghost Railways of Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Lothian Books. 232 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white photos (including frontispiece), light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), closed tear top edge rear cover, few tiny dents front cover & jacket, spine ends little rubbed. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is about the railroads that are now deserted. Dajarra in Queensland, just a dusty settlement in the middle of nowhere, was once a railhead that handled more cattle than even the fabled Abilene in Texas. On the Ravensthorpe line in Western Australia, trains in the past would stop to allow locals to pick wildflowers - now they don't run anymore. The stories of the vanished people who tended the railroads and trains and the places are illustrated by a wide variety of photos, many never published before. A wonderful book for anyone with an interest in Australian history. ISBN: 0734409230. Our Book No: 29697. $60 AUD.
18. Buffett, Mary; Clark, David (1999). Buffettology (Reprint ed). New York: Fireside / Simon & Schuster. 319 pp. Paperback small octavo very good condition, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear & rubbing. The previously unexplained techniques that have made Warren Buffett, the American businessman, the world's most famous investor. Complete with profiles of 54 companies in which Buffett has invested. ISBN: 068484821X. Our Book No: 4366. $10 AUD.
19. Bunn, Anna Maria (anon); Webby, Elizabeth (introduction) (1994). The Guardian: A Tale [Australian Books On Demand, no. 10]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 152 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, little annotation, autograph. This novel, written by "An Australian", was the first printed on the Australian mainland, and the first written by an Australian woman. This novel is a comedy of manners that indexes literary taste in Colonial Australia, but also includes murder and adultery. (Autograph of J. W. Bunn, presumably a relative, on title page. Written note by Alan Ives inside front cover states book was bought when launched by J. Bunn, Victor Crittenden and Elizabeth Webby. "Webby" incorrectly spelt on copyright page and rear cover. ISBN incorrectly printed in book.). ISBN: 094991053X. Our Book No: 13371. $50 AUD.
20. Burrows, William (1986). Adventures of a Mounted Trooper [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 146 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, tipped-in sepia (brown-tinted) drawing frontispiece, in cardboard slipcase. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies. Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) A facsimile of a book published in 1859 (Ferguson 7722). The adventures of a Victorian mounted trooper who arrived in Melbourne in 1852, then went to the goldfields. He becomes a roadmaker, then a mounted trooper inspecting mining licenses. Mentions Geelong steamers, Aborigines, William Buckley, colonial life, and a return voyage to China. ISBN: 0909174466. Our Book No: 17350. $100 AUD.
21. Castley, Dora; Fowler, Kathleen; Carstairs, Sheila; Robertson, Edward W. (illustrator) (1965). The Car Race. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons. 64 pp. Paperback small wide trade, good condition, pictorial flexible cloth covers, illustrated endpapers, colour drawings, covers little marked (rubbed patch rear cover), pages lightly toned, slight foxing edges, top corner rear cover creased, top corners some pages slightly creased, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1960s.) This small school reader for primary school has four stories: The Car Race [lead story] - Dusty - The Little Elephant - The Goose Chase. The easy-to-read text and bright colourful drawings will suit most ages. Our Book No: 29728. $20 AUD.
22. Connell, William (compiler); Williams, John (compiler) (1999). For Your Tomorrow We Gave Our Today: To Commemorate the Men of the Penrith District who Lost their Lives during World War II, Korea and South Vietnam. Penrith, NSW: City of Penrith RSL Sub-Branch. 72 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, black & white & single-colour text-photos, minor edgewear. A short illustrated biography of each military person from the Penrith area killed during WW2, the Korean War, and the Vietnam war. ISBN: 0646375407. Our Book No: 17340. $40 AUD.
23. Country Women's Association of Australia, CWA (1945). The Coronation Cookery Book, Compiled by the Country Women's Association of New South Wales, Australia (4th ed). Sydney: Country Women's Association of New South Wales (CWA). 286 + 10 pp. Paperback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, thick card cover (top & bottom edge pieces missing front cover & repaired, little scratched), new cloth spine, archival tape repair front & rear inner hinge, many text-photos, cartoons, adverts, tide marks top edge front endpapers, edges toned & little foxed, some edgewear. Our Book No: 17370. $120 AUD.
24. Crabbe, Tony (2015). Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much (Reprint ed). London: Piatkus. 278 pp. Paperback, very good condition, small crease top edge front cover, minor edgewear. Draws on his background in psychology, and work with companies including Disney, Microsoft and News International, to demonstrate the myth that workplace satisfaction comes from getting everything done. He shows ways to regain a sense of control over your life, focusing on making an impact, connecting with loved ones, and creating the momentum necessary to make changes. ISBN: 9780349401201. Our Book No: 29704. $15 AUD.
25. Crittenden, Victor (1979). The Front Garden: The Story of the Cottage Garden in Australia (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 50 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good plus condition, blue cloth cover (gilt lettering), black & white drawings, frontispiece, bottom corner rear board slightly bumped, top spine little rubbed, autograph (author's written name). (No 20 of an unstated limited edition of 100 autographed copies.) A fascinating history of the cottage garden in Australia. He mentions his own early adventures with gardening, and has researched the history of gardening. He was inspired by Polly Park, a writer on gardens and gardening, to write this book. ISBN: 0959841458. Our Book No: 29719. $50 AUD.
26. Crittenden, Victor; Bennet, Arthur (illustrator) (1982). An Autumn Visit: Historic Gardens in Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Canberra: Mulini Press. 48 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, thin pictorial card covers, black & white drawings, top spine scuffed, minimal insect damage, small mark bottom edge, minor edgewear. (Edition limited to 650 copies.) This book describes the visits in May 1981 to historic gardens at Mount Wilson and a few other gardens in the Sydney area, as part of the Australian Garden History Society's annual conference. The book has biographical notes on the people who planned and constructed the gardens. ISBN: 0949910074. Our Book No: 29722. $12 AUD.
27. Crittenden, Victor (1997). Louisa Atkinson and her Novels. Canberra: Mulini Press. 63 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, tiny scuff spine edge. This book is about the first native born (Australian-born) woman novelist. This book is an outline of her life and discusses her novels and stories. Louisa Atkinson was born in 1838 and died in 1871. In addition to her novels she is is well-known as a botanist and a collector of Australian plants. ISBN: 0949910546. Our Book No: 29721. $20 AUD.
28. Crittenden, Victor (2002). Yesterday's Gardens: A History and Bibliography of Australian Gardening Books (2nd, revised and enlarged ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 276 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, tiny dent spine edge. This book is a fascinating history of gardening books in Australia. The first part outlines the story of gardening books in this country and the people who wrote them. Many of the introduced plants and flowers are revealed and the growing of Native Plants from the earliest times is referred to in this part. This book has been revised and extended and in part rewritten. It now lists 206 Australian Gardening Books published before 1950. The Second Part of the book lists in detail all Australian Gardening Books from the first 'Gardening Guide' in 1806 up until 1950 and gives a brief description of the contents of each book. ISBN: 0949910902. Our Book No: 29723. $35 AUD.
29. Daley, Charles; Coulthard-Clark, Chris (introduction) & Purchase, Shirley (editor) (1994). As I Recall: Reminiscences of Early Canberra (1st ed). Canberra, Cook: Canberra & District Historical Society / Mulini Press. 182 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, edges lightly toned, spine lightly faded, tiny scuff base spine, minor edgewear. Charles Daley was closely involved in the selection of the National Capital, in its building, the government, and the cultural and social life. He was born in 1887 at Maldon, Victoria. In 1905, he joined the Department of Home Affairs of the Federal Government, then situated in Melbourne. He later moved to Canberra. He was a founding member of the Canberra & District Historical Society in 1953, he later became the President. He died in 1966, still active and still writing his articles which make up this fascinating book. This very special book is written in a personal, friendly style which makes it a great book for anyone. The book is alive with the people he knew and with whom he worked. ISBN: 0949910449. Our Book No: 29731. $35 AUD.
30. Davitt, Ellen; Sussex, Lucy (introduction) (1993). Force and Fraud: A Tale of the Bush (1st ed) [Australian Books on Demand, no. 6]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 143 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. (First edition: white spine, series not mentioned copyright page.) Australia's first murder mystery novel. Published in Melbourne in 1865 in The Australian Journal, this tale set in the Australian bush is a great murder mystery. It tells the story of a young artist accused of murdering his fiancee's father who objected to the match. The action ranges widely with a court scene and clues to the murderer scattered cleverly through the book. It is an astonishing first in the murder mystery genre in Australia and makes fascinating reading. ISBN: 0949910368. Our Book No: 22736. $40 AUD.
31. Davitt, Ellen; Sussex, Lucy (introduction) (1993). Force and Fraud: A Tale of the Bush (Reprint ed) [Australian Books on Demand, no. 6]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 143 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. (Reprint: red spine, series mentioned on copyright page.) Australia's first murder mystery novel. Published in Melbourne in 1865 in The Australian Journal, this tale set in the Australian bush is a great murder mystery. It tells the story of a young artist accused of murdering his fiancee's father who objected to the match. The action ranges widely with a court scene and clues to the murderer scattered cleverly through the book. It is an astonishing first in the murder mystery genre in Australia and makes fascinating reading. ISBN: 0949910368. Our Book No: 22736A. $40 AUD.
32. De Boos, Charles (1999). Fifty Years Ago: An Australian Tale [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Jamison Centre: Mulini Press. 402 pp. Paperback thick quarto, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Classic lengthy novel of early Australia about a settler in the Hunter region who seeks revenge from Aborigines who have killed some of his family. First published as a serial by Gordon & Gotch in 1867. Later published, heavily truncated, as "Settler and Savage". This is a welcome reprint of the original neglected book, said to be comparable to Marcus Clark and Rolf Boldrewood. De Boos was a French-English migrant who tried farming, before becoming a successful journalist, mining warden and magistrate. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0949910759. Our Book No: 17331. $30 AUD.
33. Deikman, Arthur (1994). The Wrong Way Home: Uncovering the Patterns of Cult Behavior in American Society (New preface ed). Boston: Beacon Press. 192 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, edges foxed & little rubbed, internally excellent, minor edgewear. American psychiatrist explains why cult-like behaviour is common throughout American society, and not just confined to religious groups. ISBN: 0807029157. Our Book No: 5163. $30 AUD.
34. Diamond, Jared (2006). Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 576 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Explores how human use and abuse of the environment reveals the truth behind the world's great collapses of civilisations. By the author of bestselling "Guns, Germs, and Steel". ISBN: 9780140279511. Our Book No: 17346. $15 AUD.
35. Dusevic, Tom (2016). Whole Wild World: A Memoir. Sydney: New South / University of New South Wales Press (UNSWP). 257 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. An exuberant and compelling memoir of family and childhood.
The Australian journalist tries to make sense of his parents' history and identity as post-war refugees from Croatia, living in suburban Sydney in the 1970s. He wants to free himself from his family's quirks and the past, and finds he can escape in quiet moments of awe and simplicity. ISBN: 9781742234724. Our Book No: 29533. $18 AUD.
36. Emery, Brook (2007). Uncommon Light. Melbourne, Carlton: Five Islands Press. 72 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, sticker mark rear cover. This collection of poetry offers a variety challenges the distinction St Augustine draws between the common light of the awareness that is everyday life, and the uncommon light of God's omniscience. The poems look at perception, thought, belief and unbelief. Written by award winning poet. ISBN: 9780734037626. Our Book No: 29727. $30 AUD.
37. Fetherstonhaugh, Cuthbert (1917). After Many Days: Being the Reminiscences of Cuthbert Fetherstonhaugh (1st ed). Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 416 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, green cloth cover, black & white plates (including frontispiece portrait), top edge foxed, cover fore-edge bumped (corner bumped rear cover), gilt lettering spine faded, endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, spine ends little chipped, rubber library stamp front free flyleaf (gilt library stamp front cover), small round hole top edge near spine rear cover (metal reinforcement), bookshop sticker, bookshop rubber stamp. First edition. The memoirs of a sheep rancher from the Rockhampton region, Queensland. (Rubber stamp of the A. J. Soutar Library, Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. Angus & Robertson sticker. Tyrrells Book Shop rubber stamp.). Our Book No: 17336. $250 AUD.
38. Fogle, Bruce (2003). Dog Owner's Manual. London: Dorling Kindersley (DK). 288 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good condition, many colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. ISBN: 075135158X. Our Book No: 20000. $12 AUD.
39. Frazer Simons, Phyl (1987). Historic Tasmanian Gardens (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 295 pp. Paperback thick small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, frontispiece, small dent rear cover & few pages, small scratch rear cover, minor edgewear. The author has researched the early gardens of Tasmania's history. The book is not only about old gardens, but of early settlers, their marriages and families, and the contribution they put into developing the early settlement, and the names they left for posterity. ISBN: 0949910163. Our Book No: 29711. $35 AUD.
40. Hall, Dorothy (1984). What's Wrong with You? How Natural Therapies can Help (1st ed). Melbourne: Nelson. 200 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour photos centre spread, some creased pages top edge, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear corners. First edition. In practical everyday language, the author takes each part of the body, discusses what can go wrong, then describes how natural therapies (naturopathy) can prevent or alleviate a wide range of common illnesses. ISBN: 0170060748. Our Book No: 1278. $15 AUD.
41. Hannaford, Ivan; Crick, Bernard (foreword) (1996). Race: The History of an Idea in the West (Reprint ed). Washington, DC / Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press / Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP). 448 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, corners front cover little creased, edges lightly foxed, inside covers & endpapers little foxed. The author examines the ideas of race supposedly held in the ancient world, contrasting them with the complex social, philosophical, political, and scientific ideas actually held at the time. This ambitious book re-examines old questions in new ways that will interest anyone wanting to read about the importance of races in history. ISBN: 0801852234. Our Book No: 29740. $25 AUD.
42. Hewett, Dorothy (1990). Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923 - 1958. Melbourne: McPhee Gribble / Penguin Books. 278 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, autograph (owner's written name). An autobiographical account of the first 35 years of the life of one of Australia's most famous playwrights and poets. The author has combined the passions of her life with her power as a writer to create this classic sketch of people, place and political history. ISBN: 086914197X. Our Book No: 17332. $20 AUD.
43. Hewett, Dorothy; Grono, William (editor) (1995). Dorothy Hewett: Collected Poems 1940 - 1995. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 415 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, inside covers lightly toned, top corner little creased, minor edgewear. This collection contains the majority of poems that Dorothy Hewitt had written over the last 55 years. Some poems have been left out: this is not the Complete Poems. The poems are arranged more or less in chronological order of composition. This is the first time that the extent and variety of her work can be appreciated in one book. ISBN: 1863681140. Our Book No: 29738. $20 AUD.
44. Hoyle, Arthur (2001). The Life of John Hunter, Navigator, Governor, Admiral (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 189 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, few colour reproductions, maps, frontispiece. This is the first biography of Admiral John Hunter who was the second Governor of New South Wales and came with the First Fleet in 1788 as second Captain of HMS Sirius. He was the Governor for five years. He battled shortages of food, almost mutinous NSW Corps and a population of convicts. The minister in distant London failed to understand his difficulties. He was later recalled to London in semi-disgrace, but was vindicated a year later when his successors failed also, and his recommendations were finally acted upon. He had an interesting life in the Royal Navy over a period of 68 years, where he rose from the position of Captain's Servant to the rank of Vice-Admiral of the Red. ISBN: 0949910880. Our Book No: 29724. $40 AUD.
45. Hughes, Sydney G. (1965). Beautiful Calendar Queensland. Brisbane, New Farm: Sydney G. Hughes. 12 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos, hole near centre top edge (for hanging), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A scarce self-published pictorial calendar for Queensland. January to June are turned over, then the calendar is reversed, and the other six months are turned over. The photos (Jan to Dec) are: Double poinsettia - Aerial view of Brisbane from New Farm - Surfing area, Greenmount Beach, Coolangatta - The cloisters of the University of Queensland - Aerial view of Surfers paradise - Mena Falls, Innisfail - Aerial view of Rockhampton - Illuminated city fountain, Townsville - Prize winning home garden in Toowomba - Fossicking on the Great Barrier Reef at Heron Island - Cane train at the Moreton sugar mill, Nambour - Waltzing matilda memorial, Winton. Our Book No: 17349. $40 AUD.
46. Hughes, Ted (1998). Birthday Letters (Reprint ed). London: Faber & Faber. 197 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, top corner rear jacket little rubbed (minor edgewear), top corners covers little bumped. These letters are addressed, with two exceptions, to Sylvia Plath, the American poet to whom he had been married. They were written over a period of more than 25 years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963. Many books have discussed the subject from a necessary distance, but this is the first time that Ted Hughes has given his personal account. ISBN: 0571194729. Our Book No: 29733. $15 AUD.
47. Irvine, Nance (1997). Eliza! Eliza!: A Biography of Eliza Winstanley 1818 - 1882. Canberra: Mulini Press. 52 pp. Paperback large octavo, card cover, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, small mark top edge, dent top edge front cover & first few pages, corners rear cover lightly creased, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). The fascinating story of Eliza Winstanley, one of Australia's earliest actresses and writers. Born in England and arriving in Sydney in 1833 she became an actress on the stage of the Royal Theatre. She achieved much success in the theatres of Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne and then went overseas to London and New York. She gave up the stage in middle life and became the most successful editor of the family magazine Bow Bells and wrote over 30 serials and novels some with an Australian background and story. Eliza returned to Australia about 1879 and died in Sydney in 1882. ISBN: 0949910724. Our Book No: 23918. $22 AUD.
48. Isaacs, Mark (2017). The Undesirables Inside Nauru (1st this revised ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Hardie Grant Books. 344 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. The author went to work inside the Nauru Detention Centre in 2012. As a Salvation Army employee, he provided humanitarian aid to the men interned in the camp. This book tells about his time on Nauru, detailing daily life and the stories of the men held there, the self-harm, suicide attempts, and riots, the rare moments of joy, the moments of deep despair. This revised edition reveals the human rights abuses discovered by his father in 2014. ISBN: 9781743793121. Our Book No: 29706. $18 AUD.
49. Ivanova, L. A. (2005). The Cook Collection in the St. Petersburg Kunstkammer: Some Problems of Sources and Attribution [Russian Language]. Moskva (Moscow): Russian Academy of Sciences / Nauka. 272 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, colour plates, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Russian language book. Comprehensive documentation of the James Cook collection of ethnographic objects and prints in St Petersburg's Kunstkammer Museum (now the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography). In 1779, these were presented by the officer's of Cook's third voyage to the governor of Kamchatka, in gratitude for the welcome to the expedition ships that arrived shortly after Cook's death in Hawaii. A year later, Empress Catherine ordered their transfer to the museum. The collection includes numerous rare pieces from Hawaii, Tonga and Tahiti. Includes a bibliography, a re-discovered series of engravings prepared from drawings by William Hodges to illustrate the official account of Cook's second voyage. ISBN: 5020102709. Our Book No: 17357. $160 AUD.
50. Jennings, Wendy L. (1997). Wild Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. This beautiful and very colourful book has 31 of Australia's most colourful inhabitants. The author has brought them to life in her wonderful paintings, and there is a short simple description of each of them. This book will appeal to any age, it is a great way for children to learn about some of our fascinating animals and birds. ISBN: 0864177844. Our Book No: 29734. $18 AUD.
51. Judd, Stephen; Robinson, Anne; Errington, Felicity; Costello, Tim (foreword) (2013). Driven by Purpose: Charities that Make the Difference (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hammond Press. 336 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tips front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This book provides practical analysis and expert advice on how charities can be highly effective, purpose-driven organisations now and into the future. This book is for everyone in the charity sector, those concerned with their defining role in Australian society, and of interest to anyone who wants to be driven by purpose in life and leadership. ISBN: 9780987189233. Our Book No: 29737. $30 AUD.
52. Kapsaskis, Angeline; Morgan, Ian (photographer) (1977). The Commonsense Greek Cookery Book. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 112 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (top spine little worn), bottom corner covers little bumped, minor spot foxing edges & few pages, minor edgewear covers. This comprehensive and practical book is Greek cooking at its best, with easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes that will inspire both the beginner and the experienced cook. The author explains how to prepare appetisers, soups, seafood, meat, poultry, vegetables, salads, desserts and sweets the Greek way. There is also a section on Greek ingredients, cheeses and wines, suggested menus for Greek dinner parties and special occasions, and advice on selecting from Greek restaurant menus. The author was born of Greek parents in Western Australia. She visited Greece in 1963, and returned to stay in 1968. She now lives in Athens and is married to a Greek who shares her love of food and wine. ISBN: 0207135029. Our Book No: 29713. $25 AUD.
53. Kay, Pippa (2002). Doubt and Conviction: The Kalajzich Inquiry. Sydney: Pippa Kay Pty Ltd. 257 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). This book tells the tragic story that started in Manly, Sydney, on Australia Day, 1986, when Megan Kalajzich was shot as she slept beside her husband Andrew in their family home. Was her husband's conviction for her murder justified? ISBN: 0646418068. Our Book No: 20800. $15 AUD.
54. Kelsang Gyatso, Geshe (2005). Heart of Wisdom: An Explanation of the Heart Sutra (Reprint ed). Ulverston, UK: Tharpa Publications. 256 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, black & white line drawings, minor edgewear. The author skilfully explains the dream-like nature of all things, the relationship between our mind and our world, and the extent to which we create our own reality. This book challenges our underlying assumptions about ourselves and the world around us. Written by a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. ISBN: 0948006773. Our Book No: 29699. $30 AUD.
55. Lewis, Tom; Oliver, Tony (illustrator) (1988). The Tartan Kangaroo (1st ed). Cairns: Childerset. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, small scratch front cover, light foxing endpapers, few tiny dents rear cover, top spine little bumped. A delightful children's book about a bagpipe-playing Kangaroo who visits an outback town, and finds himself unwelcome until the greedy people in the town decide to make money from him. The charming illustrations and the rhyming words will interest any age. ISBN: 0949130249. Our Book No: 29729. $30 AUD.
56. Lilienthal, Sonja (1997). Newtown Tarts: A History of Sydney University Women's Sports Association 1910 - 1995. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 154 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear. This carefully documented history of the Sydney University Women's Sports Association traces the growth of women's sport at Sydney University from their struggling beginnings to the point where today women students have access to the full range of sporting activities and enjoy the use of modern facilities. The book includes the reminiscences of prominent university sportswomen from different eras. ISBN: 1864483547. Our Book No: 26050. $15 AUD.
57. Lindsay, Norman (1933). Saturdee (1st ed). Sydney: Endeavour Press. 260 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, top spine jacket torn & repaired (small edge tears & edge loss), minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. True classic of Australian literature, originally published in 1934. A novel of small boys growing up in Redheap - the town that is the setting for Norman Lindsay's three novels about boyhood and adolescence in the Ballarat district of Victoria, where he himself grew up [Creswell]. It is very much a book about boys - not at all a book for boys. Our Book No: 17339. $300 AUD.
58. Main, A. R.; Edward, D. H. (1968). A Guide for Naturalists (2nd ed) [Handbook, No 4]. Perth: Western Australian Naturalists Club. 107 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover (corner tip creased), black & white drawings (plates) at rear, minor edgewear. Subtitle: "Primarily for Field Identifications of Invertebrates, Except Insects, Parasites and Marine Forms, Reported from Western Australia". Originally published, 1954: this second edition revised by D. H. Edward, Zoology Department, University of Western Australia. Our Book No: 12098. $10 AUD.
59. Mason, Allan (2009). Survival to Success: How to Play the Game of Life and Win (1st stated ed). Sydney: Broadview Press. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. An inspiring and very helpful book that will be useful for anyone wishing to improve their life and business success. The author has a desire to provide others with an easier path to success which has lead him to writing this book. ISBN: 9780980422610. Our Book No: 29715. $30 AUD.
60. Mazlish, Bruce (1990). The Leader, the Led, and the Psyche (1st ed). London: Wesleyan University Press. 323 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. American historian examines how psychoanalysis sheds new light on the lives of intellectual and political leaders, such as Darwin, Freud, Nietzsche, Orwell, Marx, Khomeini and Nixon. The 17 absorbing life stories are illuminated by the penetrating light of "psychohistory". ISBN: 0819552208. Our Book No: 20321. $15 AUD.
61. McCullagh Rennie, Anne (2013). Reach for the Dream (New ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 464 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Australian historical novel. From the black soil plains of Australia to the rolling hills of England comes this uplifting tale of passion, courage and determination. Alice is eight years old when a savage bushfire brings her idyllic childhood to an abrupt end. Spurred by an indomitable spirit, she dreams of one day breeding the best wool in the country. ISBN: 9781921901942. Our Book No: 29712. $30 AUD.
62. Meeks, Arone Raymond (2009). Enora and the Black Crane (New ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, tables, colour drawings (mostly full-page), minor edgewear. Aboriginal tale, shortlisted by the Children's Book Council of Australia. Enora has to find out the meaning of a rainbow of colour flying through the forest. (Originally published, 1991.). ISBN: 9781921248023. Our Book No: 29725. $20 AUD.
63. Merton, Thomas (1976). The Seven Storey Mountain (Reprint ed). San Diego, CA: Harvest / Harcourt Brace. 431 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. One of the most famous books ever written about a man's search for faith and peace. The author wrote this unique spiritual autobiography after he entered a Trappist monastery. Recognized as one of the most influential religious works of our time about an individual search for faith and peace. ISBN: 0156806797. Our Book No: 17361. $12 AUD.
64. Michael, Smith; Johnson, Greg (foreword) (2007). Downsize Me: How to Fight Diabetes and a Heart Attack. Melbourne: Wilkinson Publishing. 201 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, old price marks. The author, former editor of The Age and award-winning medical journalist, was diagnosed with diabetes, and later, at age 54, suffered a heart attack. He survived - and this is his story of that event, and the changes that he made to his life: diet and exercise. He now wishes to spread the word about the epidemic of obesity and diabetes (diabesity) - and to take responsibility for your own life, before you to end up in a cardiac ward, or at the undertakers. (Foreword by the Chief Executive, Diabetes Victoria.). ISBN: 97809802818810. Our Book No: 17353. $18 AUD.
65. Minor, Robert M. (1998). The Religious, the Spiritual and the Secular: Auroville and Secular India [SUNY Series in Religious Studies]. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. 208 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. An account of Auroville, a city in contemporary southeast India, and the vision of founder, the guru Sri Aurobindo. Auroville's eventual takeover by the Indian government leads to a thought-provoking discussion of the meaning of secularism in India. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0791439925. Our Book No: 12123. $12 AUD.
66. Mitchell, Donald W. (editor); Wiseman, James A. (editor) (2010). The Spiritual Life: A Dialogue of Buddhist and Christian Monastics: The Gethsemani Encounters (New ed). Brooklyn, NY: Lantern Books. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book is a unique collection of the conversation that took place between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his fellow Buddhist and Christian monastics and scholars at Gethsemani Abbey, Kentucky, in 1996, to discuss the spiritual life. The book is a work of grace and discernment from individuals attempting to live with authenticity and humility. ISBN: 9781590561737. Our Book No: 29703. $30 AUD.
67. Moore, Tony (2012). Dancing with Empty Pockets: Australia's Bohemians since 1860. Sydney: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 378 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner front cover creased (few following pages little creased), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. In the 19th century, the word "bohemian" initially conjured the primitive, exotic and mysterious power of gypsies, but it quickly became to be used to describe any nomadic or vagabond character -- with strong overtones of poverty and even criminality. This is an exploration, and a celebration, of Australia's most creative figures - our bohemians, from Marcus Clarke through to the 21st century (Julian Assange, Marieke Hardy, Baz Luhrmann, Triple J, The Chaser). A must-read for everyone interested in Australia's counter-culture. (Media release loosely inserted.). ISBN: 9781741961447. Our Book No: 17363. $16 AUD.
68. Morrill, James; Mjoberg, James (photographer) (2006). 17 Years Wandering Among the Aboriginals [Australian Aboriginal Culture Series]. Darwin, Virginia: David M. Welch. 80 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Tells the true story of James Morrill, who was shipwrecked, in 1846, off the north east Australian coast (Queensland), before it was colonised. Includes historic photographs of the region, taken by Eric Mjoberg, 1918. Prevously published in 1896 ("Sketch of a residence among the Aboriginals, etc.", Boston), though this is not the earliest edition. This new edition contains James Morrill's original 1864 text with accompanying photographs previously published by Eric Mjoberg in 1918. Photographs by Alfred Atkinson and James Handley, taken about the 1890s are also included. ISBN: 097750350X. Our Book No: 17358. $60 AUD.
69. Newby, Wanda (1991). Peace and War: Growing Up in Fascist Italy. London: Picador / Pan Books. 187 pp. Paperback trade, very good condiion, pages lightly toned, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear. Wanda Newby grew up in a small close-knit village in the mountains of Slovenia above Trieste. When she was ten, Mussolini, frightened of Yugoslav nationalism, transferred her father to a village in Italy. She describes her life there, including meeting and falling in love with Eric Newby, a captured POW during the war. Eric Newby describes his version in the bestselling "Love and War in the Apennines". ISBN: 0330323563. Our Book No: 4355. $12 AUD.
70. Newell, Peter (2012). Globalization and the Environment: Capitalism, Ecology and Power (1st ed). Cambridge: Polity Press. 194 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, tables, boxes, minor edgewear. This book looks at the actors, politics and processes that govern the relationship between globalization and the environment. Using key aspects of globalization - trade, production and finance - the book highlights the relations of power at work that determine whether globalization is managed in a sustainable way and on whose behalf. ISBN: 9780745647234. Our Book No: 29702. $25 AUD.
71. Newton, John (2016). The Oldest Foods on Earth: A History of Australian Native Foods. Sydney, Kensington: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 272 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. A book about Australian food, the flora and fauna that nourished the Aboriginal peoples for over 50,000 years. We celebrate cultural and culinary diversity, yet shun foods that grew here before white settlers arrived. We say we revere sustainable local produce, yet ignore Australian native plants and animals that are better for the land than those European ones. We need to eat different foods that will help to reconcile us with the land and its first inhabitants. With recipes from chefs such as Peter Gilmore, Maggie Beer and Rene Redzepi's sous chef Beau Clugston. ISBN: 9781742234373. Our Book No: 17362. $24 AUD.
72. Norman, Lilith; Young, Noela (illustrator) (1999). Grandpa. Sydney: Margaret Hamilton Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, tables, colour drawings, spine & corners front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about a young boy named Blake and his Grandfather. He remembers the good things about his Grandfather after his death. The large colourful life like drawings and easy-to-read text will interest children of any age. ISBN: 1876289244. Our Book No: 29716. $15 AUD.
73. Oakes, Laurie (2009). Power Plays: The Real Stories of Australian Politics (Updated ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 396 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Laurie Oakes is the most influential political journalist in Australia - if he says something has happened, the rest of the media (especially the Canberra Press Gallery) believe him and report it as news. He is respected by political insiders and his name is well known to the wider public. This book collects 150 of his best essays from 1987 to 2009, mostly published in the Bulletin magazine. Includes the broken agreement between Hawke and Keating, the Howard government as "mean and tricky", Rudd's victory in 2007, and Costello's departure from politics (his humour will be missed). ISBN: 9780733624568. Our Book No: 17355. $12 AUD.
74. Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul; Outhwaite, Grenbry (1923). The Little Fairy Sister (1st ed). London: A. & C. Black. 92 + 4 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good condition, quarter-bound (blue cloth spine, pictorial paper boards, title vignette from cover), black & white & colour plates, adverts at rear, bottom edge pages untrimmed, frontispiece colour plate laid down on rear of prelim page, rebacked (retaining original spine & front pictorial endpapers), new rear endpapers, pages faintly toned, edgewear corners & fore-edge covers, owners written name & date. First edition. A classic children's story of Bridget's adventures among the wee (fairy) people, meeting a dragon-fly, kookaburra and lizard. (A neatly repaired volume lacking foxing, not original cloth, complete internally with 16 plates, 8 in colour. Sticker inside rear cover, Corvina bookbinders, Burwood, Melbourne. Owner's written name dated 1927.). Our Book No: 17341. $380 AUD.
75. Pascarelli, Emil (2004). Dr Pascarelli's Complete Guide to Repetitive Strain Injury: What You Need to Know about RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley. 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minimal edgewear. American medical professor and leading expert on RSI tells how to prevent, treat, and recover from RSI. ISBN: 0471388432. Our Book No: 4368. $12 AUD.
76. Pascoe, Gwen; Jefferis, Veronica (illustrator) (1995). Deep in a Rainforest (1st ed). Adelaide, Flinders Park: Era Publications. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, dark green endpapers, full-page colour drawings, top corner front cover little bumped, non-author written dedication. An Australian children's picture book about the flora and fauna found in a rainforest. This beautiful book is great way to learn about colours and nature. One page has a sentence about a colour, then the next two pages are full of flora and fauna of the same colour. A bright and cheerful book that will suit all ages. ISBN: 1863742107. Our Book No: 29698. $15 AUD.
77. Paterson, A. B.; Niland, Kilmeny (illustrator) (2013). Clancy of the Overflow (Reprint ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic Press. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations (most full-page), minor edgewear, reader creases along spine, bottom corners front & rear cover creased. Artist Kilmeny Niland captured Clancy both as he may have been and as we imagine he was, blending him into his natural environment and contrasting his lifestyle with that of the dirt, dust and noise of the city. This very readable children's picture book of Banjo Paterson's classic poem and Niland's paintings will fascinate and entertain all ages. ISBN: 9781741697131. Our Book No: 29741. $18 AUD.
78. Paterson, A. B. (Banjo) (1934). Happy Dispatches (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 210 + 2 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing,as usual), good plus condition, red cloth cover (black lettering, spine faintly faded), frontispiece portrait, edges & endpapers slightly foxed (minor few pages), front free endpaper toned (other pages faintly toned), some edgewear. First edition. Australia's great bush poet also was a war correspondent during the Boer War, and during WW1 he served in Egypt and Palestine. He describes meetings with Lord Roberts, Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Viscount Allenby, "Chinese" Morrison (among other famous people). Our Book No: 17351. $80 AUD.
79. Paterson, A. B. (Banjo); Wilson, Mark (illustrator) (2015). We're All Australians Now (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins Children's Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour & black & white & single-colour drawings, spine ends little rubbed. In 1915, Australia's much-loved bush poet Banjo Paterson wrote, as an open letter to the troops, a poem he titled 'We're All Australians Now'. In this beautifully illustrated children's picture book, award-winning illustrator Mark Wilson brings the spirit of the poem to life, in memory of those who fought in World War 1 (WW1). Suggested reading: Primary School age. ISBN: 9780732296476. Our Book No: 29742. $20 AUD.
80. Penzig, Edgar (1992). Heroes and Villains: An Illustrated History of Our Bushranging Days (Quick-print ed). Katoomba, NSW: Tranter Enterprises. 159 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover (black cloth spine), black & white text-photos, typewritten text, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). A fascinating history of Australian bushranging, combining extracts from his other works (including some new material), produced especially for audiences attending his motivational lectures on Australia's wild colonial days. ISBN: 0958765022. Our Book No: 17020A. $40 AUD.
81. Penzig, Edgar F. (1985). The Sandy Creek Bushranger: A Definitive History of Ben Hall, His Gang and Associates. Sydney, Lane Cove: Historic Australia Publishing Company. 191 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour frontispiece, small toned patch prelim page, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp, autograph (author's written dedication). A fascinating study of one of the most notorious bushrangers from that period of history that has become known as Australia's wild colonial days. (Large florid author's written dedication prelim page. Two newspaper clippings loosely inserted.). ISBN: 0958883602. Our Book No: 14125. $80 AUD.
82. Potter, Beatrix (1989). The World of Beatrix Potter (12 Books, Box Set). London: Frederick Warne. Each: 60 pp. Each book: Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minimal edgewear. In square box (15.5 x 12.0 x 11.5 cm), good condition, pictorial cover & sides (little bubbled & toned & rubbed), metal clasp (little rusted), minor edgewear. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A boxed collection of 12 booklets of Beatrix Potter's classic illustrated children's stories about Peter Rabbit. The original and authorised editions. New editions from the original watercolours. ISBN: 0723251665. Our Book No: 17338. $60 AUD.
83. Pownall, Eve; Senior, Margaret (illustrator) (1955). Cousins-come-lately: Adventures in Old Sydney Town (1st ed). Sydney: Shakespeare Head Press. 127 pp. Paperback, dark red cloth covers, pictorial cover, good condition, black & white drawings, rear hinge little split (top), two inner hinges split (pages firm), edges little frayed, small mark front cover, pages lightly toned, minor foxing edges, creasing on some pages, edgewear. This is the story of Emily and Ned who arrive from England with their parents. They have many adventures with their cousins in early Sydney. Our Book No: 29717. $18 AUD.
84. Rennie, Anne (1998). Pain-free Living: A Cookbook for Arthritis Sufferers (Revised ed). Canberra: Aerospace Publications. 232 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, full-page colour photos, front cover corner creased, minor edgewear, copy 2. Revised edition. About 200 tasty recipes, based on her personal experience of controlling the pain of crippling arthritis. Said to be suitable for both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Anne Rennie is a well-known writer of Australian historical novels. ISBN: 1875671412. Our Book No: 9916A. $18 AUD.
85. Resnick, Jon; Davis, Jan (1995). Rufus the Rhinoceros (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Koala Book Company. 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos (some full-page), faint foxing title page & last page, minor edgewear corners. This wonderful children's picture book has over 40 colour photos of rhinos in their natural habitat. Rufus guides you through this true-to-life adventure which will interest children and adults. ISBN: 1875846166. Our Book No: 29718. $18 AUD.
86. Roberts, Jane; Capon, Edmund (foreword) (1988). A Study in Genius: Master Drawings and Watercolours From the Collections of Her Majesty the Queen. Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). 120 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, red endpapers, colour reproductions, covers little rubbed, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. From the introduction: The 50 drawings and watercolours in this exhibition have been selected to represent the extent and the main strengths of the Royal Collection, which include a total of around 30,000 drawings and watercolours. This book includes artist's biographies and an index of the artists. The exhibition was in Sydney, then Melbourne and Brisbane. ISBN: 0730555178. Our Book No: 29709. $20 AUD.
87. Ruskin, John; Dunstan, Bernard (notes) (2009). The Elements of Drawing: Illustrated Edition with Notes by Bernard Dunstan (New ed). London: Herbert Press. 159 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, tables, black & white & colour illustrations (including frontispiece), top corner front cover little creased, laminate little lifting slightly from top corner, minor edgewear. This book which first appeared in 1857, has only been out-of-print for a period when the author's career had turned to economic and social problems. He reduces the art of drawing to its simplest elements - the making of marks, the perception of silhouettes and shapes - before going to more complex work. ISBN: 9780713682939. Our Book No: 29707. $20 AUD.
88. Shamsalipoor, Mojgan; Jafiri, Milad; Knight, James (with) (2017). Under the Same Sky. Sydney: Hachette Australia. 334 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. After fleeing their homeland, Australian refugee policies threaten to tear this young Iranian couple apart. An unforgettable story of love, hope and a quest for freedom. Because of a change in government policy, Milad was recognised as a refugee, but Mojgan was refused, even though she faced imprisonment back in Iran. They received much help from refugee advocates, as well as the Iranian Baha'i community. ISBN: 9780733637827. Our Book No: 1417. $25 AUD.
89. Shayler, Kate (2011). Burnished: Burnside Life Stories: A Collection of Life Accounts from Residents of Burnside Children's Homes, Sydney (1st as stated ed). Hazelbrook, NSW: MoshPit Publishing. 280 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear corners. A collection of the life stories of the residents of (Presbyterian) Burnside Children's Homes, Sydney. The compiler is the author of "The Long Way Home" and a "Tuesday Thing". She is a former Burnside resident. Not all the residents were willing to have their story in this book. Kate hopes that the book will mean that some forgotten Australians will be remembered. ISBN: 9780980670455. Our Book No: 29736. $30 AUD.
90. Sheard, Beth; Fassett, Kaffe (foreword) & Wooster, Steven (photos) (2014). Stitch It Simple: 25 Hand Sewn Projects to Make and Share (1st ed) [Milner Craft Series]. Binda, NSW: Sally Milner. 135 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour text-photos, black & white & single-colour drawings. This book has 25 hand sewn projects with clear step-by-step instructions. The author is a talented young designer who has created the projects in this book, using the colourful fabrics in the Kaffe Fassett Collection. The projects range from greeting cards to shopper "tote" bags to a "starter" quilt, cushions, a doorstop, slippers, an apron, a wall tidy, something for every room and every occasion. The author, based in London, hopes that this book will be an inspiration and create lots of fun ideas. ISBN: 9781863514774. Our Book No: 29720. $20 AUD.
91. Silver, Nate (2012). The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction (1st UK p/b ed). London: Allen Lane / Penguin Books. 534 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips covers & some pages little creased & rubbed, some edgewear. Details the art of using statistics, probability and model-building as applied to prediction and forecasting in real-world situations. Many richly detailed case studies from baseball, elections, climate change, the financial crash, poker, and weather forecasting. An important need is for improved expressions of uncertainty in all statistical statements, reflecting ranges of probable outcomes and not just single "point estimates" like averages. Silver rejects much ideology taught with statistical method in colleges and universities today. The problem he finds is a belief in perfect experimental, survey, or other designs, when data often comes from a variety of sources and idealized modelling assumptions rarely hold true. After Silver successfully called the outcomes in 49 of the 50 states in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, he was named one of The World's 100 Most Influential People by Time in 2009. ISBN: 9781846148163. Our Book No: 17348. $20 AUD.
92. Soutphommasane, Tim (2012). Don't Go Back to Where You Came From: Why Multiculturalism Works. Sydney, Kensington: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 237 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. In this smart, incisive and personal book the author boldly stakes a claim for the overwhelming success of multiculturalism in Australia, and describes how immigrants have transformed the building of the Australian nation. Tim is an Australian academic and social commentator with Lao-Chinese heritage. ISBN: 9781742233369. Our Book No: 17347. $20 AUD.
93. Stanton, Susan (1983). Boom to Bust - And Back Again: Captain's Flat 1883 - 1983. Captain's Flat, NSW: Captain's Flat Task Force. 88 pp. Paperback large octavo, good condition, pictorial card covers, black & white text-photos, tiny tear top spine, covers little creased & faded, laminate lifting bottom corner rear cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book describes the settlement, up to 1983, of Captain's Flat, a town in the Southern Tablelands of rural New South Wales, in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council. The author spoke to the local residents and researched newspapers to compile this book. The many photos and detailed text will make this booklet a valuable addition to any Australian local history collection. ISBN: 0959237119. Our Book No: 29708. $15 AUD.
94. Stapleton, Ian (1998). How to Restore the Old Aussie House (Revised, reprint ed). Mullumbimby, NSW: Flannel Flower Press. 128 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. The scarce revised & enlarged edition. A leading Australian restoration architect (Port Arthur, Vaucluse House, Elizabeth Bay House) provides a practical guide to restoring heritage Australian house from about 1800 to the 1930s. ISBN: 1875253025. Our Book No: 16608. $30 AUD.
95. Sterndale, Handley Bathurst; Downing, Jane (editor) & Spennemann, Dirk R. (editor) (2001). My Adventures and Researches in the Pacific, by a Master Mariner. Canberra: Mulini Press. 327 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings (woodcuts), map, small edge tears covers (top spine & fore-edge). Heavy. A first collection of 40 articles published in a series by the "Australian Town and Country Journal" between January 1871 and February 1872. Introduced (with lengthy biography) and edited by Spennemann and Downing. His adventures and travels (partly fictionalised) include the beche-de-mer trade, ancient ruins on the Caroline Islands, the Pacific Island Trading Company, living on the atoll of Suwarrow (and being rescued by the notorious Bully Hayes), pearl fishing, and beachcombers. ISBN: 0949910864. Our Book No: 17367. $40 AUD.
96. Sturgess, Des (2001). The Tangled Web. Brisbane: Bedside Books. 349 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, some edgewear, some scribble front cover. The author regularly appeared for the defence in the criminal courts of Queensland. In 1984 he became a QC and the state's first director of prosecutions. He describes what he found, rightly or wrongly, to be shortcomings in the management of the criminal justice system regarding extensive corruption in the Queensland police force (Terry Lewis, Jack Herbert, etc.). He is now retired. ISBN: 0646411241. Our Book No: 26781. $80 AUD.
97. Swiderski, Richard M. (1998). Multiple Sclerosis through History and Human Life. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 210 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear & rubbing. This book is a historical and geographical overview of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the people who have studied it, as well as those who have lived and died with it, over hundreds of years. The writer was diagnosed with MS in 1991. Includes a list of autobiographies, biographies, novels, videos, studies and films that concern MS, as well as a list of attempted treatments. MS was first noted in the early 1800s. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0786405627. Our Book No: 20307. $10 AUD.
98. Views, Murray (1941). See Australia First: Toowoomba, Queensland. Gympie, QLD: Murray Views. 12 pp. Paperback wide octavo, fair condition (reading copy) condition, stapled (rusted), card over (two oval peepholes), colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, front cover little marked (includes tide marks along spine), spine little torn, covers & pages little creased, some edgewear. (Estimated date, 1941, pencilled annotation.) A delightful photographic pamphlet celebrating this city on the Darling Downs inland from Brisbane. Text description inside rear cover. Our Book No: 4365. $20 AUD.
99. Walling, Edna (1952). The Australian Roadside (1st ed). Melbourne: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press (OUP). 112 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), many black & white photos (some full page), minor edge tears & edgewear. First edition. Our Book No: 17343. $60 AUD.
100. Walling, Edna (1952). The Australian Roadside (1st ed). Melbourne: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press (OUP). 112 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good plus dustjacket), many black & white photos (some full page), endpapers foxed (some minor foxing internal pages), title pages little marked, small loss top spine jacket (minor foxing reverse side), minor edge tears & edgewear. First edition. Our Book No: 17343A. $40 AUD.
101. Wheatley, Nadia (2011). A Banner Bold: The Diary of Rosa Aarons, Ballarat Goldfield, 1854 (New ed) [My Australian Story Series]. Sydney, Lindfield: Scholastic Press. 191 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark fore-edge, covers little creased, top edge few pages little creased (possible paper clip mark), minor edgewear. Australian young adults historical novel. In 1854, Rosa Aarons travelled with her family from London to the diggings on the Ballarat goldfield, where she meets the Governor of the Colony, the leader of the diggers, Lady Macbeth, and a dog named Bonaparte. ISBN: 9781741697773. Our Book No: 29701. $15 AUD.
102. White, Patrick (1981). Flaws in the Glass: A Self-portrait (1st U.S. ed). New York: Viking Press. 260 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, papered board cover (cloth spine), minor edgewear. First U.S. edition. Patrick White won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. This private man here provides revealing autobiographical reflections: a self-portrait as seen "in the glass's reflection". He tells who he has loved (including partner Manoly Lascaris) and who he hated. Covers his Australian youth, his English boarding school (an "expensive prison"), Cambridge with holiday trips to Germany, London in the Blitz, RAF wartime intelligence in the Middle East, and his trials and compensations of later life upon returning to Australia. ISBN: 0670317594. Our Book No: 17352. $30 AUD.
103. Wild, Margaret; Denton, Terry (illustrator) (2011). Big Red Hen and the Little Lost Egg (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations, top corner rear cover little creased. Children's story by Australian author about a very special hen who looks after everyone else's babies, but she really wants one of her own to love. The large colourful illustrations and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9780143504740. Our Book No: 29714. $13 AUD.
104. Williams, Jeff; Staunton, Anthony; Wigmore, Lionel (1st edition) & Harding, Bruce (collaborator) (1986). They Dared Mightily (2nd, revised & condensed ed). Canberra: Australian War Memorial. 191 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, faint foxing edges, top spine little bumped, last page in part stuck inside rear cover, top edge in part uncut (minor tearing when opened), minor edgewear. Full biographies of all Australians who have won the Victoria Cross, the supreme decoration for gallantry in battle awarded to Commonwealth forces. Since the book's first publication, four more Australians have been given the famous decoration during the Vietnam war. In this new edition, the stories of these 96 men have been completely revised to include the latest research and each entry contains a full account of the action which led to the award. The book has an introduction on the history of the Victoria Cross itself, and two appendices, one on Victoria Cross winners who did not serve with Australian units but yet had connections with Australia, and another on winners of the George Cross. (Originally published, 1963.). ISBN: 0642994714. Our Book No: 29705. $15 AUD.