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1. Adams, Frances (1994). John Webb's End, or Strong as Death [Australian Books on Demand, no. 12]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 74 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, few tiny scuffs front cover, small dent & tiny closed tears spine, slight crease front cover near spine, minor edgewear. This is a tragic Australian historical novel about a man who is in love with a girl who is not interested in him. He gets in financial difficulties when he takes on a property. He turns to bushranging with disastrous results. This is a well written story and tells a lot about our early beginnings and the nature of outback life. (Originally published, 1891.). ISBN: 0949910414. Our Book No: 29846. $25 AUD.
2. Adler, Henry (editor) (1977). Mammoth Folio 9: 102 Piano Solos for the Cocktail Hour. Sydney: Albert Publications. 257 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, some edgewear, owner’s written name title page. (Estimated date, 1977, Trove catalogue.) A collection of popular piano sheet music published over the past 60 years, including for the jazz pianist. One of 13 mammoth compilations. Compiled and edited by Henry Adler. Sample solos: April love - Be my love - Delilah - Little brown jug - Singin’ in the rain (Singing in the rain) - Three coins in the fountain - Over the rainbow - Mood indigo Our Book No: 17416. $30 AUD.
3. Agronin, Marc E. (2018). The End of Old Age: Living a Longer, More Purposeful Life (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette. 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corner tips. This book provides ideas to help you to age better. The book shows you how to value the aging process, cope with stress, and find ways to address change for the best possible experience and future. ISBN: 9780733639753. Our Book No: 29815. $24 AUD.
4. Anderson, Malcolm (editor),Bort, Eberhard (editor) (1999). The Irish Border: History, Politics, Culture [Liverpool Studies in European Regional Cultures]. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 286 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, tables, maps. This volume presents a multi-disciplinary approach to the political frontier separating Northern Ireland as part of the United Kingdom from the Republic of Ireland. Published on behalf of the Culture and Economy Research Unit, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool. ISBN: 0853239517. Our Book No: 20432. $10 AUD.
5. Anonymous,Clough, Richard (introduction) (2001). A Gardening Poem of 1809: General Instructions In Gardening, Agriculture and the Care of Sheep [Colonial Poets, no. 17]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 20 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This poem first appeared in an almanac in Sydney at the end of 1808. The almanac was produced by the compiler and printer, George Howe. The version of the poem reprinted here appeared in the almanac for the following year. It appears to be the first long poem published in Australia. ISBN: 0949910899. Our Book No: 29835. $15 AUD.
6. Atkinson, Louisa; V. i. Crittenden (1978). A Voice from the Country. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, stapled, thick card covers, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, spine little faded, minor edgewear. The author describes her visits to the country and the remote bushland near Kurrajong, Springwood, Mount Tomah, Wiseman's Ferry, and a friend's adventures in the bush. The many plants that are described by Louisa make this a fascinating book for anyone wanting to learn about conditions in colonial Australia. (Originally published, 1860s.). ISBN: 0959841431. Our Book No: 29842. $18 AUD.
7. Atkinson, Louisa; J. f. Cosh and V. f. Flavian (1980). Excursions from Berrima and a Trip to Manaro [Monaro] and Molonglo in the 1870s. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 38 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, stapled, thick card covers, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, tiny tear top edge, minor edgewear bottom edge & spine ends. The author describes her visits to the country between Windsor and Wiseman's Ferry and the remote bushland near Kurrajong, Springwood, Mt. Tomah, the Grose Valley, Berrima and Illawarra. The charming sketches bring this fascinating book to life. The foreword is by Louisa Atkinson's granddaughter. (Limited edition, 600 copies. Originally published, 1870s.). ISBN: 0959841490. Our Book No: 29826. $18 AUD.
8. Atkinson, Louisa (1988). Myra. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 53 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, pages faintly toned, spine faded. This novel is set in the 1850s in a farming community west of Sydney on the Nepean River. This is a domestic novel dealing with human relationships, which gives a picture of life as it was often lived by women in the early colony. An excellent novel about early Australia. ISBN: 0949910171. Our Book No: 29820. $16 AUD.
9. Bayley, William A. (1980). Blue Mountains Railways (1st ed). Bulli, NSW: Austral Publications. 79 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, covers lightly marked, stapled (lightly rusted), light foxing edges, pages faintly toned, light stain middle pages, minor edgewear. This small book is about the Blue Mountains Railways. The many photos will be of interest to anyone who would like to know about this important part of the Blue Mountains history. ISBN: 0909597235. Our Book No: 29808. $15 AUD.
10. Bean, C. E. W. (1970). On the Wool Track (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 152 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, spine lightly faded, minor edgewear, faint small sticker mark, owner's written name. (Originally published, 1910.) In 1909, a young reporter from the Sydney Morning Herald, later to became the noted war historian, travels through western New South Wales in search of colourful stories about the wool industry. ISBN: 0207940738. Our Book No: 17426. $20 AUD.
11. Becke, Louis; V. b. n. Crittenden (2002). Bella of Barina [Small Tales of Early Australia Series, no. 6]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 68 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, minor edgewear, previous owner’s initials & date inside front cover, two biro corrections rear cover. This Australian novel is an adventure story about a youth's experiences with a young girl in Port Macquarie. The story is about Australians in the middle of the 19th century and shows the social climate at that time. This book has never been published as a separate book, but was included in his collection of stories. The author was born at Port Macquarie, a coastal town in New South Wales. (Annotation by Alan Ivey, book collector.). ISBN: 0949910910. Our Book No: 29823. $16 AUD.
12. Becke, Louis; D. R. e. Spennemann (2005). His Native Wife [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Jamison Centre: Mulini Press. 123 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. "His native wife" was his first novella. He tackles the - at the time - controversial subject of interracial, 'island-style' (de facto) marriage against the backdrop of Protestant missionary activities in Micronesia. Originally published, Sydney, Alexander Lindsay, 1895. Louis Becke (1855 - 1913) was an Australian trader in the Pacific, short storywriter and novelist. This is his scarcest novel. Dirk Spennemann has compiled and edited a critical edition, based on the three published versions of the novel. ISBN: 9780975723227. Our Book No: 17405. $30 AUD.
13. Blacket, Judy (1983). The Year of the House (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 114 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, front hinge lightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear & rubbing. This fascinating story is about her search for a house of her own in Canberra. The many adventures she has along the way to finding her perfect home will be familiar to many people looking for a permanent home. Text and drawings by the author. ISBN: 0949910120. Our Book No: 29833. $15 AUD.
14. Brown, David (2014). Learn to Draw Dogs (New ed). London: HarperCollins. 63 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & one-colour drawings, few one-colour photos, bottom corner front cover little bent, minor edgewear, reader creases along spine. This book will help you to draw dogs like a professional. The easy-to-follow guide, has step-by-step illustrations, helpful hints, how to choose the right medium, using photos, how to include the dog's surroundings. ISBN: 9780007925223. Our Book No: 29799. $15 AUD.
15. Bulkeley, Kelly (1999). Visions of the Night: Dreams, Religion and Psychology [SUNY Series in Dream Studies]. New York: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 217 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. A wide-ranging exploration of the spiritual and scientific dimensions of dreaming. About the intersection of dreaming, imagination, dialogue between science and both religion and mythology. Ancient wisdom and religious traditions have always taught that dreams reveal divine truths. Explores the mysterious complexity and startling creative powers of the human dreaming experience. By American religious studies academic, and former president of the Association for the Study of Dreams. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0791442845. Our Book No: 20271. $12 AUD.
16. Campbell, Annabella Alexandrina,Griffin, Gwen (editor) (2010). Annabella of Lake Innes, Port Macquarie (Revised, reprint ed). Port Macquarie, NSW: Port Macquarie Historical Society. 240 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white house plan, minor edgewear, crease in spine, bottom corners covers creased. The story of Annabella Alexandrina Campbell Innes (1826 - 1914) who was born at Yarrows, Bathurst Plains, New South Wales. The niece of Major Archibald Clunes Innes, Annabella lived at Lake Innes House near Port Macquarie from 1843 to 1848. Annabella kept a journal and recorded her thoughts about life at Lake Innes House and the nearby Port Macquarie settlement. The house has fallen to ruin, but Annabella's recollections live on in her journals which are detailed and full of information about the lifestyle, people and events of Port Macquarie during the mid 19th century. ISBN: 0958669686. Our Book No: 29837. $30 AUD.
17. Chaloupka, George (1982). Burrunguy, Nourlangie Rock. [Darwin]: Northart. 40 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour photos, map front endpapers, faint tide marks top edge reverse side jacket, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1982, Trove catalogue.) Burrunguy, also called Nourlangie Rock, is the best known and most important feature of the Kakadu National Park, which comprises of the western edge and the surrounding lowlands of the vast Arnhem Land Plateau. This fascinating book tells the story of Burrunguy and illustrates the many Aboriginal art works found there. ISBN: 094969200X. Our Book No: 25951. $12 AUD.
18. Chipp, Don (2004). Keep the Bastards Honest. Melbourne, Brighton: Don Chipp Enterprises Pty Ltd. 204 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. Autobiography of politician who left the Liberal Party to found the Australian Democrats. His third book. He contemplates the many public issues that happen in government. Includes many revealing anecdotes, showing his mischievous sense of humour. ISBN: 0646437577. Our Book No: 20457. $15 AUD.
19. Chrubasik, Sigrun,Roufogalis, Basil D. (2000). Herbal Medicinal Products for the Treatment of Pain. Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University Press. 184 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Academic papers based on a special interest rheumatic pain conference in 1999, held in Freiburg, Germany, presented here in a revised and expanded form. The papers report pharmacological studies to examine the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of various medicinal herbs. The editors are academic pharmacologists, University of Sydney. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1875855475. Our Book No: 12102. $15 AUD.
20. De Boos, Charles (2004). Me and My Horse Showing: How I Got Him, How I Kept Him, and All About Him: Being Sketches of Life on the Peel River Diggings [Small Tales of Early Australia, no. 8]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 38 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This historical novelette is a very funny story about a Victorian gold miner and the adventures he has with his horse. It is written using 19th century Australian slang and the colloquial language makes the book a fun-filled read. (Originally published, 1870s.). ISBN: 0975178415. Our Book No: 29836. $18 AUD.
21. De Crespigny, Richard (2012). QF32 (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, colour & black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, corner front cover very creased, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. First edition. The captain's story of landing his crippled Qantas airliner QF32 (Airbus A830, with 469 passengers on board) in November 2010, after an explosion shattered an engine just after takeoff on a flight from Singapore to Sydney. The author traces his career up until the fateful flight, and talks about what goes into the making of a top-level airline pilot, as well as his subsequent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). ISBN: 9781742611174. Our Book No: 27962. $15 AUD.
22. Dow, D. B.,Gemuts, I. (1969). Geology of the Kimberley Region, Western Australian: The East Kimberley [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 120]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 135 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover, frontispiece photo, figures (maps, tables), black & white text-photos (plates), large colour map and smaller table foldout inside rear cover pocket, bottom edge little marked, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners, rubber stamps front cover. A report on the regional geology and ore deposits of the East Kimberley region, northern tip of Western Australia. Jointly with the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Canberra. Our Book No: 17429. $40 AUD.
23. Edwards, Hazel,Huxley, Dee (illustrator) (1990). Oinkabella (1st ed). Sydney, Hunters Hill: Margaret Hamilton. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings, faint foxing & few small dents top edge. A children’s picture story of a small boy from the city who goes to stay for the holidays with his Aunty at her farm. He meets many of the farm animals, and it takes awhile for him and Oinkabella the pig to get along together. This is a light-hearted and fast-paced story, written with her special touch of humour. The witty illustrations are complementary to the story. ISBN: 0947241183. Our Book No: 29845. $20 AUD.
24. Flannery, Tim (2011). Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 246 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), maps, colour photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket. He describes a number of expeditions at the start of his career to the tropical islands of the South Pacific. He was traveling in search of rare and undiscovered mammal species, but he discovered wild places, local taboos, horrible weather, dense jungle, and remoteness. A great book for anyone who wants to travel to the ends of the earth searching for the rare and different. ISBN: 9780802120403. Our Book No: 29827. $20 AUD.
25. French, Jackie (2012). The Girl from Snowy River. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 343 pp. Paperback, very good condition, tiny bump top spine, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear top edge. This is the story for young adults of a girl named Flinty who is an orphaned 17-year-old. Flinty lost a brother when the men marched off to WW1. Everything has changed for her, and she must ride in a brumby muster to save her farm, her family of siblings, and the valley she loves. The story continues in the grand saga of our land that started with A Waltz for Matilda. ISBN: 9780000452603. Our Book No: 29834. $10 AUD.
26. Garden Designers, Maleny’s; G. t. Mclean and S. i. Spencer (1987). A Garden Tour around Maleny and District. Maleny, QLD: Maleny Printers. 19 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet (rusted staples), black & white illustrations, map, few creases in front cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This very special little booklet is a guide to the many beautiful gardens, both old and new, small and large, which are in and around the township of Maleny, Queensland. The gardens are all private home gardens and not show gardens, and the gardens chosen can be seen in part or wholly from the road. There are also places to eat, have a picnic or stay, listed in the booklet. (Estimated date, late 1980s. There is a mention of a Daylily Nursery relocating during 1988.) Our Book No: 29809. $18 AUD.
27. Gittins, Anne (editor) (1952). Tales from the South Seas. Suva: Government Press. 88 pp. Paperback small octavo, paper cover, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A collection of 36 South Pacific legends, from various sources, collected and adapted for school children by Anne Gittins. Includes folk tales, many with animal themes, from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Rotuma, Cook Islands, New Hebrides, Solomon Islands and Ellice Islands. Our Book No: 13368. $10 AUD.
28. Gittins, Ross (2012). Gittins Gospel: The Economics of Just About Everything. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 303 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, corner front cover creased, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. The economics correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald provides everything you need to know about how Australia and the world works. Be it climate change, productivity, fairness, industrial relations, terrorism, media, the mining boom, the GFC, refugees, and even economists themselves, every thorny topic under the sun is covered in sane and rational fashion. Collects the best of Ross's dispatches. ISBN: 9781743313558. Our Book No: 17413. $15 AUD.
29. Goldstein, Sidney,Goldstein, Alice (1996). Jews on the Move: Implications for Jewish Identity [SUNY Series in American Jewish Society in the 1990s]. New York: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 398 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, tables, some edgewear & rubbing. Based on the data from the 1990 National Jewish Population Survey, examines the high level of mobility among American Jews and their increasing dispersion throughout the United States, and how this presents new challenges to the national Jewish community. ISBN: 079142748X. Our Book No: 20424. $12 AUD.
30. Gorkin, Michael,Pineda, Martha Evelyn (2011). From Beneath the Volcano: The Story of a Salvadoran Campesino and His Family (1st ed). Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press. 201 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, corner tips little scuffed, scuff marks spine edges, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of one family in rural El Salvador. The conflict experienced in the 1980s, in guerrilla camps, refugee camps and war zones, is told through experiences of the family. The authors have written a fascinating story which is helpful in understanding the lives of the rural families in Central America The family and friends of Louis Campos, appear in the book with a pseudonym. ISBN: 9780816529636. Our Book No: 29821. $25 AUD.
31. Green, Patricia,Hemming, Carolyn (2011). Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood. Sydney: Murdoch Books. 198 pp. Paperback quarto (with flaps), very good condition, colour photos, spine faintly faded, rear cover little scratched, minor edgewear. International bestselling cookbook. One of the world's healthiest foods, quinoa contains a perfect balance of all eight essential amino acids, and is a great source of protein, making it a popular way to incorporate superfoods into your diet. Gluten-free, wheat-free, and nutrient-packed, quinoa is ideal for those who are health-conscious, vegetarian, gluten intolerant, wheat allergic, and other digestive disorders. ISBN: 9781742664538. Our Book No: 17432. $20 AUD.
32. Gross, Rita M. (2000). Soaring and Settling: Buddhist Perspectives on Contemporary Social and Religious Issues. New York: Continuum. 238 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The American author combines her autobiographical reflections as a Buddhist practitioner and scholar, with her theological contemplations on social activism, environmentalism and feminism. Includes immanence and transcendence in women's religious experience and expression, the use of goddess images in Buddhism, and several fascinating practices from Gross's own Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist tradition. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0826411134. Our Book No: 20256. $10 AUD.
33. Harari, Robert; J. t. Filc (2004). Lacan's Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis: An Introduction (1st ed). New York: Other Press. 296 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-figures, minor edgewear, front cover corner tip little scuffed, light crease in spine, top corner front cover creased, base of spine slightly rubbed. An introduction to the work of the French structuralist Jacques Lacan. The ten lectures in this book were held as classes in the Center for Psychoanalytic Education (CPE) of the General San Martin Cultural Center, San Martin, Buenos Aires. The author gives an introductory display of essential themes developed, and offers his own insightful reading of the text's central ideas. The ten classes reframe a wide range of questions in psychoanalysis for the professional in the field, students, and interested lay readers. ISBN: 1590510828. Our Book No: 29806. $35 AUD.
34. Hatcher, Brian A. (1999). Eclecticism and Modern Hindu Discourse (1st ed). New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 200 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Examines the modern penchant for constructing religious worlds in an eclectic fashion, using India and Hinduism as the principle example. Modern Hindu apologists have often incorporated many of the world's many philosophies and religions. Examines the ancient roots and contemporary significance of such modern eclectic borrowing. Discusses the work of Swami Vivekananda and other religious reformers from 19th-century Bengal. Juxtaposes discussion of the Vedic and classical roots of Hindu eclecticism with reflection on the role of eclecticism in colonial and postcolonial (including postmodern) contexts. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 019512538X. Our Book No: 20320. $15 AUD.
35. Helprin, Mark (2009). Digital Barbarism: A Writer’s Manifesto (1st ed). New York: Harper / HarperCollins. 232 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, minor edgewear, remainder mark (spot). American novelist offers a ringing Jeffersonian defense of private property. In this age of digital culture, we get degradation of thought and language, and collectivist bias against the rights of individual creators. His 2007 New York Times essay about the extension of the term of copyright quickly accumulated 750,000 angry comments. Helprin realized how drastically different this generation is from those before it. The Creative Commons movement and the copyright abolitionists, like the rest of their generation, were educated with a modern bias toward collaboration rather than individualism. ISBN: 9780061733116. Our Book No: 17436. $15 AUD.
36. Henty, G. A. (George Alfred); A. i. Pearse (1890). Maori and Settler: A Story of the New Zealand War (1st U.S. ed) [A Tale of the New Zealand War]. New York: Scribner & Welford. 352 + 32 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, original maroon pictorial cloth cover & spine (gilt lettering), original maroon endpapers, full-page black & white drawings, map, all edges gilt, adverts at rear, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, owner’s written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). First U.S. edition (estimated date, 1889 English sheets, or 1890 American sheets). Eight or 9 illustrations. 32-page Scribner & Welford catalogue at rear. Our Book No: 17404. $250 AUD.
37. Heyward, Mark; T. f. Bowden (2013). Crazy Little Heaven: An Indonesian Journey (1st ed). Melbourne: Transit Lounge. 253 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, colour photos, maps, bottom corner front cover little creased, few small marks top edge, minor edgewear corners covers & few pages. His travel adventures in Indonesia. He went from a treasured childhood in Tasmania to a new life in the world's most populous Muslim nation, and traveled from one end of the archipelago to the other. This book is both a love story and an unforgettable journey into Indonesian culture and geography. ISBN: 9781921924507. Our Book No: 29825. $20 AUD.
38. Hill, Dorothy,Jell, John S. (1970). Devonian Corals from the Canning Basin, Western Australia [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 121]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 158 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, red flexible cover, appendices (tables & black & white plates), minor edgewear, rubber stamp front cover. The GSWA has recently surveyed the Devonian reef complexes, Lennard Shelf, northern margin Canning Basin (Bulletin 118). Two geologists from the University of Queensland here provide a detailed photographic catalogue of the rugose and tabulate Devonian fauna of the Lennard Shelf. Our Book No: 17402. $40 AUD.
39. Hutcheon, Jane (2017). China Baby Love: An Australian Grandmother's Life-changing Mission to Help China's Orphans. Sydney: HarperCollins. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos, minor edgewear. About an Australian Grandmother named Linda Shum, a widow from Gympie whose compassion for China's forgotten children inspired her to create an unlikely empire. This the story of COAT (Chinese Orphans Assistance Team) and Linda's quest to help the orphans, many with multiple disabilities, reveals the hidden human aftermath of China’s one-child policy. Linda found foster homes and a special needs school that has changed hundreds of lives, including her own. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780733334337. Our Book No: 29843. $18 AUD.
40. Institute of Australia, Safety (1978). Rural Safety Manual: Published Papers Presented at the 1978 Royal Easter Show. [Sydney]: Safety Institute of Australia. 164 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, green cloth cover, old price marks, compliments slip affixed. Includes papers on child and home safety, machinery accidents, insecticide poisoning, bushfires, animal-derived diseases, and explosions in the grain industry. Our Book No: 12147. $10 AUD.
41. Jung, C. G. (Carl G.),Shamdasani, Sonu (editor) (2009). The Red Book: Liber Novus: A Reader’s Edition (1st ed). New York: W. W. Norton. 582 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, flexible cover (imitation leather), minimal edgewear, string bookmark, wraparound paper sleeve. The Red Book is a collection of notebooks that contain the nucleus of C. G. Jung’s later works, such as his theories of the archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the process of individuation that would transform Freudian psychotherapy from treatment of the sick into a means for the higher development of the personality. More than just a collection of jottings. Edited into a simplified one volume (omitting the paintings), with introduction by Sonu Shamdasani. ISBN: 9780393089080. Our Book No: 17423. $40 AUD.
42. Kaplan, Gisela (2003). Famous Australian Birds: Find Out How They Really Live, in Stories and Photos of Close-up Encounters (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 48 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour photos. This beautiful book has photos and stories about the birds that the author has rescued at her home. Read about the two orphan kookaburras, Mini the rosella, Sam the cockatoo, and other birds that the author has cared for. This book will interest anyone who loves birds and wants to learn about them. ISBN: 1865088358. Our Book No: 29839. $20 AUD.
43. King, Petrea (2017). Up Until Now: The Inspiring Story of the Founder of Quest for Life (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 355 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. As a child, Petrea King was dogged by health issues, spending months in hospital over many years. After leaving school, her desire to help others impelled her to become a nurse, then later to qualify as a naturopath, herbalist, homoeopath, yoga instructor and meditation teacher. In her early 30s, Petrea was diagnosed with leukemia and given little chance of surviving. She defied her dire prognosis, and believes meditation and coming to terms with past traumas, including the suicide of her brother, were key to her recovery. Motivated by her own experiences, Petrea founded the Quest for Life Foundation to support people suffering devastating physical and mental illnesses. Her inspirational tale of how she overcame her own challenges to dedicate her life to others. ISBN: 9781760297336. Our Book No: 17406. $20 AUD.
44. Lane, Donald J. (1996). Asthma: The Facts (3rd ed). Oxford: Oxford Medical Publications / Oxford University Press (OUP). 222 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. British hospital physician provides a factual guide to asthma - its symptoms, causes, treatment, and self-help guidance for both patients and families. ISBN: 01892621513. Our Book No: 4387. $10 AUD.
45. Lane, Regina; S. f. Howard (2014). Saving St Brigid's (2nd ed). Melbourne, Carlton South: Bridin Books. 250 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, few black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minimal creasing & dents front cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). This is the story of a 150-year-old church at the top of a hill in south-west Victoria which was built and paid for by the children of Irish potato-famine survivors. St Brigid's is a symbol of faith and hope in an ancient land, by a cold, wild sea. A unique story of a small Australian rural community who, in the spirit of their Irish rebel ancestors, stood up for what they believed in when in 2009, the Catholic Church put the church up for sale. The author who is of Irish heritage has put together a lyrical narrative of song and story. ISBN: 9780992343316. Our Book No: 29804. $35 AUD.
46. Lang, John George (1994). Botany Bay, or True Tales of Early Australia [Australian Books on Demand, no. 8]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 122 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, frontispiece, minor edgewear, minimal scuffs front cover, minimal biro annotation. A series of tales about the convict period of early Australia. They are fictionalized true stories mostly about convicts. The stories are about ghosts, murders and currency lads, and include some of the women who made good in the young colony of New South Wales. One of the 'legends' is about the builder who brought out soil from Ireland to keep the snakes away because Saint Patrick got rid of the snakes from Ireland. These stories are an important part of Australia's heritage. (Single biro correction in Introduction by book collector Alan Ivey.). ISBN: 0949910406. Our Book No: 29811. $25 AUD.
47. Lang, John George (2004). Mazarine [Australian Books on Demand, no. 19]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 65 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear. Historical novel about three friends at Cambridge University making a trip up the Rhine River to Heidelburg to practice the German language. Henry Mazarine falls in love with a young woman and marries her. The tale is centered around the marriage and her discontent or boredom. The story is told by a narrator in the first person. This story was first published as a serial in his Indian newspaper “The Mofussilite” in 1845. The story appears here in book form for the first time. (Author is Australian, but the story is set in Britain and Europe.). ISBN: 0975178482. Our Book No: 29817. $25 AUD.
48. Lang, John George (2005). Further Tales from Botany Bay (New ed) [Australian Books on Demand, no. 22]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 133 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear, 1 biro correction rear of book, previous owners note inside front cover. The author wrote many stories published in English and Indian periodicals and newspapers. Most of these stories have not been republished. This collection (1836 - 1860) brings together his other Australian short stories. The author describes how as a young boy he went fishing on the harbour with Bungaree and his two wives. The story is set during the author's boyhood in Sydney in the 1820s. A voyage up the east coast of Australia through the Great Barrier Reef and then through Torres Strait describes John Lang's voyage to India in 1842. It is one of the earliest descriptions of such a voyage and has many incidents, shipwrecks, sharks and hostile natives. ISBN: 9780975723243. Our Book No: 29812. $20 AUD.
49. Latham, Mark (1998). Civilising Global Capital: New Thinking for Australian Labor (Reprint ed). Sydney, St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. 391 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The Labor politician declares as irrelevant the old politics of the Left-Right divide. The book offers a rich and cohesive store of ideas to reconcile the global economy with the values of a decent society. ISBN: 1864486686. Our Book No: 24549. $20 AUD.
50. Lowry, D. C. (1970). Geology of the Western Australian part of the Eucla Basin [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 122]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 201 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, red flexible cover, frontispiece photo, figures (maps & black & white text-photos), large colour map foldout inside rear cover, tables (includes foldout plates), minor edgewear, rubber stamp front cover. The first regional geological survey of the Eucla Basin, known to layman as the Nullarbor Plain. This arid limestone plateau forms a barrier between southwestern Western Australian and the eastern part of the continent. There is some groundwater potential. Part of a thesis submitted to the University of Western Australia. Our Book No: 17428. $40 AUD.
51. Macdonald, George J. (1978). On a Movement of Beethoven's, and Other Poems of 1830's. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, minimal edgewear. Our Book No: 4380. $10 AUD.
52. Mackaness, George,Lenehan, Sidney A. (1931). A Handbook of Intermediate English (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 136 pp. Hardback small, red cloth covers, good condition, title page & edges lightly foxed, pages toned, spine faded, cover corners creased, rear hinge partly split (two pages partly loose), few small ink marks fore-edge, edgewear & rubbing, minimal pencil annotation. First edition. This handbook is for the use of students preparing for the Intermediate Examination in English, and is based on experiments made by practical teachers in New South Wales secondary schools, where the schemes suggested have been tried out with highly successful results. A great old book to add to a collection. Our Book No: 29831. $30 AUD.
53. Main Roads, Department of; W. J. p. McKell (1946). The Hawkesbury River Bridge: Pacific Highway (Vital Link with our Industrial North). [Sydney]: [Department of Main Roads]. 24 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, colour drawings (including inside covers), map, minimal edgewear. An anonymous undated pamphlet celebrating the magnificent new bridge over the Hawkesbury River at Brooklyn, north of Sydney. Estimated date, 1946, as the bridge opened on July 1 that year. Preface by W. J. McKell, premier and colonial treasurer of New South Wales (headed: “A story of progress and achievement”). Our Book No: 17407. $30 AUD.
54. McClaughlin, Trevor (editor) (1988). Irish Women in Colonial Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 229 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear, extensive non-author written dedication prelim page. First edition. Ireland provided the majority of female convicts for the first 40 years of the penal colonies in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. In addition, Irish women made up a significant proportion of assisted and free immigrants throughout the 19th century. These essays provide an intriguing picture of the richness and variety of the Irish experience that helped make the new Australian nation. ISBN: 1864487151. Our Book No: 16707. $30 AUD.
55. McIntosh, Fiona (2017). The Tea Gardens (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin / Random House Australia. 398 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. First edition. This novel by Australian writer, moves from England's seaside town of Brighton to India's slums of Calcutta and the breathtaking Himalayan mountains. This is a exciting novel of heroism, heartache and healing. ISBN: 9780143797289. Our Book No: 29813. $18 AUD.
56. McNeil, Don (2006). Modern Statistics: A Graphical Introduction (1st ed). Sydney: Pearson SprintPrint. 333 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures, front cover corner tip creased, minor edgewear corners, pencil impressions front cover. A clearly written textbook originally designed for students in statistics courses at Macquarie University, but generally useful for students beginning to study statistics. Co-written with Marilyn Chilvers and three other authors. ISBN: 0733980309. Our Book No: 15339. $25 AUD.
57. Mendes, Philip,Dyrenfurth, Nick (2015). Boycotting Israel is Wrong: The Progressive Path to Peace between Palestinians and Israelis. Sydney, Kensington: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 206 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The first progressive book to argue that the BDS movement (boycott, divestment and sanctions) against Israel is the wrong way to broker peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Peace will come ony when both Israelis and Palestinians legitimate claims to statehood are recognised - by both sides. The BDS movement has gained traction worldwide for a decade. But, the thw politically progressive commentators argue that BDS is far too blunt an instrument to use in such a complex political situation. Instead, they critically analyse the key arguments for and against BDS, and propose a solution that supports Israel’s existence and Palestinian rights to a homeland, urging mutual compromise and concessions from both sides. ISBN: 9781742234144. Our Book No: 17408. $15 AUD.
58. Meyer, David n (2013). The Bee Gees: The Biography (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 389 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, few tiny dents top edge, edges & pages lightly toned. Biography of the famous British pop group who also spent time in Australia. The book is about their innovative sound and turbulent personal lives. There are revealing photos, musical insights, drama, and backstage stories in this true, inside story of the Bee Gees' music, ambition, creative imagination, and fame. ISBN: 9781742751597. Our Book No: 29829. $20 AUD.
59. Micklethwait, Lucy (1996). I Spy: Transport in Art (1st p/b ed) [I Spy Series]. London: Collins. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, light creases along spine, front hinge split (pages firm), minor edgewear corners. A special children's picture book has 13 important paintings with a different type of transport to spy in each one. This is a game for everyone to enjoy. ISBN: 0006645801. Our Book No: 29830. $10 AUD.
60. Middleton, Karen (2017). Albanese: Telling It Straight (1st ed) [Anthony Albanese]. Sydney: Random House. 438 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. Anthony Albanese has been at the heart of Labor politics in Australia for a decade. He tirelessly worked to ensure that the Labor left was a vital part of all ALP activities. Describes his turbulent years of federal politics, with a deeply personal dimension of being raised by his remarkable single-parent mother, Maryanne. Anthony learned his political craft among the tough men of NSW Labor, inheriting his mother's devotion to social justice, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and the party his family served for three generations. Reveals what shapes the bloke they call Albo, his climb through politics by playing hard, fast and sometimes loose, and how as he wrestled with Labor's future, he reconnected with his absent father. ISBN: 9781925324716. Our Book No: 17435. $20 AUD.
61. Mitchell, Siobhan (editor); S. p. Symeou (2013). The Woollahra Kitchen: Recipes From Our Community. Sydney, Woollahra: Woollahra Public School P&C Association. 213 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket (half-sized, with flaps), thick board covers, pictorial cover, navy blue cloth spine, illustrated endpapers, few black & white & single-colour drawings, full-page colour photos, top spine little worn, tiny stain bottom edge, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Published for a fundraising project for the School, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The treasured recipes and warm memories from the heart and soul of Woollahra's kitchens. There are also photos and drawing from the children at the School. This a delightful book full of recipes and photos which bring it to life and will make a great addition to any kitchen. (No ISBN in book.). Our Book No: 29838. $50 AUD.
62. Morgan, Red (2008). Warragamba Dam: Thank God There were No Greenies! Wallacia, NSW: Red Morgan. 407 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, minimal foxing edges, edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). Autobiography of Welsh migrant who helped build the Warragamba Dam, west of Sydney. Recounted with colloquial vigour and humour, and a strong sense of mateship. (Associated bookmark loosely inserted.). ISBN: 0646371568. Our Book No: 6130. $15 AUD.
63. Morton, Andrew (2015). 17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-up. London: Michael O’Mara Books. 370 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, black & white photos, top edge little marked, front cover corner tip & fore-edge little creased, spine & adjacent front cover little creased, minor edgewear. The story of the love affair between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, and his abdication, has provoked endless fascination. However, the full story of their links with the German aristocracy and Hitler has remained untold. Chronicles Hitler's attempts to matchmake between Edward and a German noblewoman, and Wallis's affair with the German foreign minister, who sent her a carnation for every night they had spent together. ISBN: 9781782434573. Our Book No: 17422. $15 AUD.
64. Moyal, Ann (2004). Platypus: The Extraordinary Story of How a Curious Creature Baffled the World. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP). 226 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations (including frontispiece), colour plates, minor edgewear. This book is a unique biography of one of the world's most unusual creatures. The author tells the incredible story of how it became the focus of the great scientific debates of the 19th century. Uncovers the earliest theories and latest discoveries about this delightful member of the animal kingdom. ISBN: 0801880521. Our Book No: 29822. $18 AUD.
65. Murray, Brendan James (2017). Venom: The Heroic Search for Australia's Deadliest Snake (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Echo Publishing. 385 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, tiny scuff base spine, minor edgewear. Examines the European settlers' troubled and often antagonistic relationship with the land, seen through through the lens of the important race for an antivenom. The Indigenous people of the Guugu Yimithirr nation, gave it the name of nguman. To the white people it was a taipan - an eight foot, lighting fast venomous snake whose bite spelled certain death. The story of George Rosendale, a taipan bite victim of the Guugu Yimithirr nation is highlighted in this book. ISBN: 9781760405694. Our Book No: 29814. $28 AUD.
66. Nakamura, Mitsuo, al., et,Muzakki, Akh. (editor) (2010). Expressions of Islam in Recent Southeast Asia's Politics. Yogyakarta, Indonesia: State Institute for islamic Studies Surabaya / Impulse. 450 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, old price marks. Essays based on talks at an international conference "Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia”. Some artricles are written in Indonesian. ISBN: 9786029767988. Our Book No: 16544. $40 AUD.
67. Newling, Christopher; P. G. a. Parker (2014). Missing Christopher (A Mother’s Story of Tragedy, Grief and Love). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 277 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. As seen on “Australian Story” (ABC-TV), Christopher was 17 and had everything to live for. He was smart, charismatic, loving, and deeply loved, and a champion rugby player. Yet he was struggling. Diagnosed with depression and severe anxiety, he hid his fears from family and friends. Finally, Christopher chose to stop fighting. This is the story of Christopher’s shocking death and its tragic aftermath for the family. It is also the story of a mother and father’s love, and their determination not to lose another son to the temptation of taking his own life. (Published with assistance from the Black Dog Institute.). ISBN: 9781760110444. Our Book No: 17417. $20 AUD.
68. Potterton, David (1996). All About Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Its Treatment withour Drugs. London: Foulsham. 94 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, minor edgewear. Consultant medical herbalist and registered naturopath recommends various herbs as being just as effective as drugs. The gastro-intestinal area is where herbal remedies perform at their peak. ISBN: 0572021658. Our Book No: 4383. $10 AUD.
69. Prusiner, Stanley B. (2014). Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions - A New Biological Principle of Disease. New Haven: Yale University Press. 320 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket). In 1997, Prusiner received a Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. His struggle to identify the agent responsible for ravaging the brains of animals suffering from scrapie and mad cow disease, and of humans with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, had been waged largely alone and in some cases in the face of strenuous disagreement. In this book, Prusiner tells the remarkable story of his discovery of prions - infectious proteins that replicate and cause disease, but surprisingly contain no genetic material - and reveals how superb and meticulous science is actually practiced with talented teams of researchers who persevere. He recounts the frustrations and rewards of years of research and offers fascinating portraits of his peers as they raced to discover the causes of fatal brain diseases. Prusiner’s hypothesis, once considered heresy, now stands as accepted science and the basis for developing diagnoses and eventual cures. This discovery may be relevant to understanding a range of diseases, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. ISBN: 9780300191141. Our Book No: 17418. $20 AUD.
70. Ratcliffe, Francis; S. J. i. Huxley (1963). Flying Fox and Drifting Sand: The Adventures of a Biologist in Australia. Sydney: Sirius / Angus & Robertson. 332 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), black & white photos centre spread, maps, jacket foxed, cloth boards minimally bowed, endpapers lightly foxed, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, presentation sticker. The experiences of a female British biologist and naturalist travelling and researching in Australia between the two World Wars. She was particularly interested in bats and soil erosion. (Large presentation sticker from Commonwealth Literary Fund. Originally published, 1938.). Our Book No: 11805. $15 AUD.
71. Reich, Eugenie Samuel (2009). Plastic Fantastic: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 223 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear few page corners, old price marks. An easy method for making transistors? Jan Hendrik Schon made the advanced claims that he had discovered such a method for use in the world renowned Bell Laboratories. Examines the real reasons why Schon's claims were not only false, but also unfounded, and how he knowingly put his reputation and career on the line by falsifying data. This hard-edged scientific investigation blows the whistle. ISBN: 9780230224674. Our Book No: 17412. $20 AUD.
72. Rice, Nathan P. (1995). Trials of a Public Benefactor, as Illustrated in the Discovery of Etherization (Facsimile ed). Sydney: Australian Society of Anaesthetists. 460 pp. Hardback small thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white portrait frontispiece, minimal edgewear. A modern reproduction of a classic book on anaesthesia, originally published in 1858. A biography of William Morton who, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 1846, was the first to use ether for pain relief during surgery. (Facsimile reproduction of Morton's signature on flyleaf.) SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 20371. $15 AUD.
73. Rieu, Andre (2008). My Dream Comes True: Andre Rieu on Tour. Sydney: Playbill Pty Ltd. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, many colour photos, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. Playbill for his orchestral performance in Sydney. (Loosely inserted: ticket his show, Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, ANZ Stadium, 28 November, 2008.). Our Book No: 17431. $20 AUD.
74. Ritzer, George (2012). Globalization: The Essentials (Reprint ed). West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons. 356 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, minor edgewear corner tips front cover. This compact alternative to Ritzer's Globalization: A Basic Text, 2010, draws on material from the larger volume and presents a more concise, yet still comprehensive, introduction to the major topics in globalization studies. ISBN: 9780470655610. Our Book No: 29801. $25 AUD.
75. Robbins Greenland, Margaret; L. e. McCudden (2007). Magic, Mayhem, Merlini and Me. [Newcastle, NSW]: Lynn McCudden. 239 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos at rear, front cover little marked, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication). Memoir of her exotic and chaotic family life with Robert Merlini, the famous Australian conjuror (magician). Also a revealing look at contemporary life in Sydney during the 1940s to 1970s, as well as the Merlini struggle at being adopted, and not knowing his parents. ISBN: 9780958116435. Our Book No: 17424. $45 AUD.
76. Roberts, Merrilie (1982). Roads to the River: Prelude to a Municipality (1st ed) [Local Studies Monograph, no. 1]. Sydney, Lane Cove: Lane Cove Public Library. 36 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, card cover, black & white photos, sepia (brown-tinted) photo front & rear cover, spine little creased, minor edgewear. A general history of the Lane Cove Municipality, New South Wales. The author has put together this information-filled booklet using municipal records, street directories, subdivision maps and newspapers, supplemented by a few personal records. In 1884 the district was ready for the start of its transition from a mainly rural to a suburban area. The author and her family have been an important part of the Lane Cove Community for many years. ISBN: 0949622001. Our Book No: 29824. $15 AUD.
77. Rodwell, Grant (2008). Goulburn's Deliverance (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Glen Waverley: Sid Harta Publishers. 342 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top edge slightly marked, minor edgewear. This Australian historical novel is the story of Michael Fitpatrick, who had a promising future at the Sydney General Post Office. Along with his good friend Wayne, he gets a bookmaker's licence and off they go to the Melbourne Cup races where they have a big win. After a few adventures, they return to Sydney and lose all their winnings on one last bet. Michael is charged with conspiring to defraud the Crown. He is sentenced to seven years at Goulburn Goal. Based loosely on the life of Australian novelist, James Francis Dwyer, who survived the Goulburn Goal over a century ago. ISBN: 9781921362521. Our Book No: 29810. $18 AUD.
78. Rosen, Larry D. (2012). iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming its Hold on Us (1st ed). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 246 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear. “iDisorder” refers to changes to your brain's ability to process information and your ability to relate to the world, because of daily use of media and technology - resulting in psychological disorders, such as stress, sleeplessness, and a compulsive need to check all your technology. Based on decades of research in the "psychology of technology," the American psychology professor offers clear, down-to-earth explanations. “ Rosen offers solid, proven strategies to help us overcome the iDisorder we all feel in our lives while still making use of all that technology offers. Our world is not going to change, and technology will continue to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little chance to react to the seemingly daily additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us how to stay human. ISBN: 9780230117570. Our Book No: 17415. $15 AUD.
79. Rushen, Elizabeth,McIntyre, Perry (2008). The Merchant's Women: The Story of over 200 Young Single Women who Left England in 1833 to Settle in New South Wales (1st ed). Sydney, Spit Junction: Anchor Books. 259 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, notes, appendices, small crease fore-edge few pages, tiny scuff base spine, minor edgewear. This is the story of the enterprising women on the “Bussorah Merchant” migrant ship in 1833. The story is a contrast to the convicts; these courageous women freely choose to make the long journey to Australia. This book gives the answers to why the women wanted to come here, and sets the context for assisted female migration to Australia. The authors have throughly investigated the lives of the brave women who boarded the migrant ship. ISBN: 9780980335415. Our Book No: 29797. $30 AUD.
80. Sainty, Geoff, Hosking, John, Abell, Peter, Jacobs, Surrey,Dalby-Ball, Mia (2000). Burnum Burnum's Wildthings (Revised ed). Sydney: Sainty & Associates. 148 pp. Paperback narrow trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, endpaper map, minor edgewear. Revised edition, now with over 100 pictures. Pocket-sized guide to help you locate a wide range of plants and animals around Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Newcastle and the central Coast. ISBN: 0646398792. Our Book No: 4395. $15 AUD.
81. Shaw, John; D. p. Moore (1987). QVB: The Queen Victoria Building 1898 - 1986. Sydney: Wellington Lane Press. 144 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, stiffened cover, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour text-photos, Front cover little scratched (tiny dent first few pages), minor edgewear corners. The story of this magnificent Victorian era building in Sydney, threatened with de,olition after decades of neglect, but 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 book initiated by the restoration architects. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0908022069. Our Book No: 9966. $15 AUD.
82. Silverleaf, anon.,Lloyd, Jessie Georgina; B. i. McAvoy (2003). The Legend of the Red Bluff [Small Tales of Early Australia Series, no. 7]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 28 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, card cover, minor edgewear. This is a 'gothic' story set in Tasmania, about two brothers who fall in love with the same girl. The time was 19th century Australia. This is the first time the story has appeared as a monograph. The story was first published in the Sydney Mail, 1892. ISBN: 0949910961. Our Book No: 29802. $20 AUD.
83. Simon, William H., Ehrlich, George E.,Sadwin, Arnold; B. f. Arnot (2002). Conquering Chronic Pain after Injury: An Integrative Approach to Treating Post-Traumatic Pain. New York: Avery Publishing. 302 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. A comprehensive book (by an orthopedic surgeon, rheumatologist and psychiatrist) that proposes a refreshing application of therapies that, alone or in a combination, may put an end to years of confusion, suffering, and debilitating pain. ISBN: 1583331409. Our Book No: 20433. $10 AUD.
84. Somerville, W.; J. T. i. McMahon (1976). Rottnest Island in History and Legend: Its Discovery and Development, Natural Beauties, Fauna and Flora (4th ed). Rottnest Island, WA: Rottnest Island Board. 149 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, black & white & colour photos, fold-out map at front, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, bottom spine & corner front cover little creased, white background covers little marked, spine lightly foxed, inner hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear. This important book about Rottnest Island (adjacent to Perth & Fremantle, Western Australia), describes the island and its development over a period of more than 300 years. The historical and legendary detail enables readers to trace the growth of Rottnest Island from the days of early west coast discovery, through the island's era as a penal settlement, to the present-day as a leading tourist resort. Of interest to all visitors. (Plus, introduction “A Holiday on Rottnest”, by John McMahon.). Our Book No: 29800. $18 AUD.
85. Spennemann, Dirk H. R. (2004). Fiction in Nineteenth Century Samoan Newspapers. Canberra: Mulini Press. 86 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, few tables, cover rubbed near spine, minor edgewear. An overview of the history papers and an analysis of the origin of the fiction content, as well as an index to poetry and short fiction published in three newspapers: The Samoa Times in its two incarnations (1877 - 1881 and 1888 - 1896), and the Samoa Weekly Herald (1892 - 1900). ISBN: 0949910996. Our Book No: 29841. $30 AUD.
86. Spicer, Tracy (2017). The Good Girl Stripped Bare (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, colour photos, spine little creased, minor edgewear. Tracy Spicer states that she was always a good girl until she was sacked by email after having a baby, and she took legal action against the TV network for pregnancy discrimination. Part memoir, part manifesto for change in attitudes towards women. ISBN: 9780733335631. Our Book No: 29807. $25 AUD.
87. Swancott, Charles (1979). Hawkesbury River Saga: Ships, Shipbuilders, Wrecks, Piracy, Native Forays, Smuggling, Larceny, Floods, etc. (Reprint ed). Woy Woy, NSW: Brisbane Water Historical Society. 50 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white text-photos, spine & rear cover little creased, bottom corner front cover & some pages little creased, minor edgewear. Snippets of history about the central coast of New South Wales (NSW), surrounding Gosford. This small booklet has plenty of interesting pieces of history about this fascinating part of New South Wales. Our Book No: 29816. $10 AUD.
88. Swords, Meg (1979). Billy Blue: The Old Commodore. Sydney: North Shore Historical Society. 68 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, card cover, black & white photos, pages faintly toned, corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear, tipped-in addendum sheet at rear, autograph (author’s written dedication title page). Biography of the black convict, transported to Botany Bay, who later became a well-known landowner and ferryman. ISBN: 0855871466. Our Book No: 13168. $10 AUD.
89. Tasma,Couvreur, Jessie; P. t. Clancy (2004). Love in the Antipodes (L'Amour aux Antipodes) [Small Tales of Early Australia, no. 10]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 41 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings, frontispiece, minimal edgewear. An Australian historical novel, first written and published in French in Europe, 1880. The story is about a young widow who runs a grazing property and employs a man, newly arrived in Victoria, to be a tutor for her young son. The descriptions of drought in the Australian countryside are accurate. This is the first chance Australian readers get to read this story. ISBN: 097517844X. Our Book No: 29832. $20 AUD.
90. Thompson, Ann-Maree,Thompson, Jan (illustrator) (2013). Bizi the Musk Duck of Barren Box Swamp (Reprint ed). Sydney: Ann-Maree Thompson / Printed by Dashing Print. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, covers & spine little creased, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's & illustrator's written dedications inside front cover). Shortlisted for Environment Award For Children's Literature. This beautiful book is about a Musk Duck named Bizi (Biziura Lobata), who becomes very upset when he finds that his swamp is dying. He sets about to save his home. Based on the true environmental success story of Barren Box Swamp near Griffith, New South Wales. A wonderful book for any age, and a great teacher resource. ISBN: 9780646904986. Our Book No: 29798. $30 AUD.
91. Valentish, Jenny (2017). Woman of Substance: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. The author investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story. Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours - such as eating disorders, and compulsive buying - are linked to problematic substance use. Honest and insightful. ISBN: 9781863959223. Our Book No: 29803. $28 AUD.
92. Warung, Price,[Astley, William] (1994). The Bullet of the Fated Ten: A Convict Tale of the Ring [Small Tales of Early Australia, no. 2]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 50 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. This story was originally published in the Bulletin magazine, 1897. This is the tale of ten convicts condemned to death in Sydney and their appeal to 'The Ring' in an attempt to escape the sentence. Set in the convict period it depicts the convict way of thinking, and the attitude of the warders and authorities. A portrayal of humans awaiting death, their quarrels and escape attempts. ISBN: 094991049X. Our Book No: 29840. $30 AUD.
93. Watson-Munro, Tim (2017). Dancing with Demons: True Life Misadventures of a Criminal Psychologist. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 342 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, front cover creased (including corners), minor edgewear. The autobiography of an Australian criminal psychologist. He describes many of his cases, and gives unique insight into his own surprising addiction to drugs, but also the lives and minds of the psychopaths that are part of life. ISBN: 9781760552664. Our Book No: 29828. $20 AUD.
94. Watts, Dave,Wood, Margaret (1993). Tasmania Mammals: A Field Guide (Revised, reprint ed). Tasmania: Peregrine Press. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos (mostly full-page), top corner front cover little creased, spine little faded, light foxing few pages, minor foxing edges, minimal edgewear. This book brings together for the first time an outstanding series of colour photos of all native Tasmanian land mammals. Plus a clear concise text to give the reader all the information on identification, habits, habitat, distribution and status of each mammal. This interesting book will let anyone identify and learn some details of the general biology of our beautiful native animals. Text & photos by Wood, compiled by Wood. ISBN: 0646143549. Our Book No: 29805. $18 AUD.
95. Whitcombe (1955). Country Fun [Whitcombe’s Story Books, no. 159: Family Series of Reading Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 56 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, grey flexible pictorial cover (little marked), colour drawings, stapled (rusted staples), minimal foxing edges, spinewear, minor edgewear. A children’s reader, stated as the fourth stage containing additional words, following on from “Family Fun” and “Holiday Fun” (rear cover). Different colour banner at bottom of page for each story. McLaren 159b: G4343 (estimated date, 1955, but cover is light blue rather than pink). Our Book No: 17420. $20 AUD.
96. White, Hy; W. s. Herman (1944). Guitar Digest. London: Edwin H. Morris & Co. 20 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, minor edgewear, rubber stamps front cover. Sheet music: styles, improvisations and interpretations for solo guitar and guitar with orchestra, including solos featured with Woody Herman on records. Nine pieces: Down under - The puppet minuet - Basie's basement - River bed blues - Twilight reverie -Elise - Gitboogie - Yardbird shuffle - Gypsy lament. (Copyright, 1944, but 1960s reprint: rubber stamp has imperial and decimal prices.). Our Book No: 4394. $15 AUD.
97. White, Patrick; S. j. a. Nolan (1976). A Fringe of Leaves (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 405 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge blue-tinted, edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear jacket (flap corner little clipped but not price). First edition. This powerful novel is an compelling adventure story. It is a harrowing tale of shipwreck, capture, and survival. Set in the 19th century, and told in a series of juxtapositions. ISBN: 0224012908. Our Book No: 17427. $30 AUD.
98. Willson, Robert (1996). Canberra Cavalcade: Tales of the People and Legends of Southern New South Wales. Canberra: Mulini Press. 120 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear & rubbing. This book is a series of stories about people who travelled to the south of New South Wales in the early days. The book has some of the legends which have grown up about them. The various towns are covered, but the City of Canberra is the main feature. Caroline Chisholm and Lady Franklin, and the sons of the Faithfull family of Goulburn are mentioned. A fascinating way to learn some early history. Some of the stories have appeared in The Canberra Times. ISBN: 0949910600. Our Book No: 29818. $35 AUD.
99. Wilson, Lindsay (1988). Thathilgaw Emeret Lu: A Handbook of Traditional Torres Strait Islands Material Culture. Brisbane: Department of Education, Queensland. 140 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, very good plus condition, numerous black & white & single-colour drawings, minimal edgewear. Describes traditional economic and religious life before contact and the effect of European exploration. A handbook of Torres Strait arts, particularly masks, ritual objects, dance accessories, decoration, weapons and utensils, woven and plaited textiles, toys and houses. Provides the origins of families, and the designs of contemporary artifacts. ISBN: 0724229221. Our Book No: 17425. $32 AUD.
100. Winchester, Simon (2016). Pacific: The Ocean of the Future (1st p/b ed). London: William Collins. 492 pp. Paperback thick, very good condition, maps, black & white text-photos, spine & bottom corner front cover little creased. The popular writer tells the story of the earth's largest body of water, and - in economic, political and military terms - the ocean of the future. It has seen the Bounty mutiny, the Boeing Company, Captain Cook, Robert Louis Stevenson and Admiral Halsey, tsunamis and the biggest-ever-American atomic explosion, silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs, brutal dictators and fading empires. ISBN: 9780008196967. Our Book No: 29844. $18 AUD.
101. Wright, Jacqueline (2012). Red Dirt Talking. Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Press. 352 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. It's build-up time in the northwestern town of Ransom, just before the big wet, when people go off the rails. In the midst of a bitter custody battle, a little girl goes missing. Annie, an anthropology graduate fresh from the city, is determined to uncover the mystery of the child's disappearance. As Annie searches for the truth beneath the township's wild speculations, she finds herself increasingly drawn towards Mick Hooper, a muscly, seemingly laid-back bloke with secrets of his own. An insightful and wryly funny Indigenous novel about at life in outback Western Australia. Winner of the T.A.G. Hungerford Award. ISBN: 9781921888793. Our Book No: 17419. $15 AUD.