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1. Aberdeen, J. E. C.; Aberdeen, Ness (illustrator) (1979). Introduction to the Mushrooms, Toadstools and Larger Fungi of Queensland. Queensland: Queensland Naturalists Club. 120 pp. Paperback large octavo, good condition, black & white drawings, colour plates, top spine bumped, pages lightly toned, covers & few pages lightly foxed, inside covers lightly toned, covers slightly marked, minor edgewear, owner's written name inside front cover & title page, rubber stamp title page, ERRATA SLIP attached to title page. The author has a personal interest in agaric mushrooms. Has an emphasis on fungi with features which are visible to the unaided eye, or that a hand lens is needed to look at the polypores. The drawings and colour plates help to make this an easy to understand publication which will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about this fascinating part of nature. ISBN: 09595607. Our Book No: 29978. $20 AUD.
2. Arnold, Nell (2009). Three Warriors Within [Out of Australia Series]. Wavell Heights, QLD: Big Sky Publishing. 106 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white full-page photos, single-colour & white illustrations, corner tips covers little creased, minor edgewear, review slip attached to inside front cover. This is the story of Marcus Pedro's journey from being a bullied and near-illiterate child Torres Strait Islander, to his life today as one of Australia's inspirational speakers and motivators. This very inspiring story is about courage, self-discovery and a better future. ISBN: 9780980325171. Our Book No: 30013. $15 AUD.
3. Awad, Amal (2017). Beyond Veiled Cliches: The Real Lives of Arab Women. Sydney: Vintage / Penguin Random House. 256 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The Australian journalist explores life from the perspective of Arab women, both in the West and the Arab world, interviewing more than 80 women. The popular belief that all Arab men are controlling does a complete disservice to women who have taken ownership of their lives and trajectories. She explores the similarities and differences experienced by Arab women (both Muslim and Christian) in both worlds in their daily lives - work, relationships, home and family life, friendships, the communities they live in, and more. As someone who has a foot in both the Western and Arabic worlds, and with cultural understanding to address important contemporary issues in both, Amal feels equipped to do this by comparing and connecting lives in both worlds. This book aims to normalise Arab women and their experiences, creating a more empathetic response to the perceived other. ISBN: 9780143782612. Our Book No: 17521. $25 AUD.
4. Barber, Antonia,Bayley, Nicola (illustrator) (1993). The Mousehole Cat (Reprint ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, corner tips front cover little scuffed, tiny scuff fore-edge rear cover, minor edgewear. A children’s picture story based on an old Cornish legend of Tom Bawcock. The beautiful drawings make this very special story come alive. The author has a cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall. ISBN: 0744523532. Our Book No: 29962. $15 AUD.
5. Barrett, S. A.,Gifford, E. W. (1990). Miwok Material Culture: Indian Life of the Yosemite Region (Reprint ed) [Bulletin of Milwaukee Public Museum Volume 2(4) ]. California: Yosemite Natural History Association, Inc. 376 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white plates & drawings, maps, few marks covers & edges, corner tips covers & few pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. The data about the Miwok people on which this book is based was obtained from Miwok informants during field trips on behalf of the University of California in and after 1906. (Estimated date of reprint. originally published, 1933.). ISBN: 093966612X. Our Book No: 30003. $25 AUD.
6. Bayley, William A. (1953). Hills of Gold: Centenary History of Nundle Shire, New South Wales. Nundle, NSW: Nundle Shire Council. 119 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing), fair condition only, black & white photos, inner hinge little split (frontispiece photo little loose, otherwise pages firm), spine chipped, top edge cover faint tide mark, covers little marked, corner bumped, pages little toned as usual, edgewear. First edition. Pictorial history of this country town and shire in northern New South Wales. Our Book No: 4438. $30 AUD.
7. Berger, Jonahq (2016). Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behaviour. London: Simon & Schuster. 264 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges lightly toned, top corner rear cover little creased, few light creases front cover, minor edgewear. This book explains how others might be influencing you without you even knowing it - and how you can use this knowledge to make better-informed decisions and gain more control over your own behaviour. ISBN: 9781471148040. Our Book No: 29997. $20 AUD.
8. Blocker, Gene H.,Starling, Christopher I. (2001). Japanese Philosophy (1st p/b ed). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 213 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, light foxing top edge, edges & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, sticker on spine. The first book to assert the existence of a Japanese philosophy prior to Nishida Kitaro in the early 20th century. The authors argue that it is useful to compare cultures, and that one way to do this is to compare their philosophies. The authors have given an overview of Japanese philosophy from the 7th century to the present. ISBN: 0791450201. Our Book No: 29983. $30 AUD.
9. Boldrewood, Mrs Rolf (1995). The Flower Garden in Australia (New ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 144 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, frontispiece, 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. $30 AUD.
10. Bonura, Larry S. (1994). The Art of Indexing (Reprint ed) [Wiley Technical Communication Library]. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 233 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, minor edgewear jacket, bottom corner one page creased, tiny edge tear fore-edge. A step-by-step guide to creating comprehensive and usable technical indexes, by a professional indexer and editorial consultant. Addresses the indexing problems specific to technical documentation and gives practical solutions. Useful for writers, editors, and documentation managers to help them chart the topics of their books, reports, and documents and present a concise and accurate map that readers, researchers, libraries, bookstores, and reviewers can use to maximize the usefulness of their book. ISBN: 0471014494. Our Book No: 29999. $28 AUD.
11. Buchanan, Gilbert (1998). Malco Polia: A da Vinci Man [Malco Polia Trilogy: Book 2]. Sydney: Kew Place Publishing Associates. 410 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Novel by Australian writer, Book 2 of a trilogy partly based on real people and events, spanning middle-class life of the Polia family as lived from 1855 to 1960 in Australia - and also in England, Ireland, USA and the Far East. Malco Polia is a second-generation Italian-Australian child who grows into a man, but devotes himself to everything new in the current technological world - be it mechanical, artistic or athletic. ISBN: 0646281488. Our Book No: 20574. $10 AUD.
12. Burfield, Gillian; Mincham, Hans (foreword), Burfield, John (illustrator),Richardson, Val (illustrator) (1986). Jacob's Ladder: A Family History Isle of Wight to South Australia 1836 - 1986: Isaac and Elizabeth Jacobs and their Descendants (1st ed). Adelaide: Jacobs Family Heritage Association Inc. 302 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial covers, black & white photos & drawings, genealogy charts, illustrated endpapers, pages lightly toned, spine ends little creased, corners covers little bumped, light foxing flyleaf. This the story of the Jacob's family whose roots stretch back to Britain. They settled in South Australia after sailing from England in 1837. It has taken several years of family research to produce this fascinating book. The genealogy charts and many photos and sketches make the family history very readable, and a useful reference for anyone wanting to do the extensive research required to complete their own family history. ISBN: 1862521611. Our Book No: 30009. $40 AUD.
13. Cannon, Janell (2000). Verdi (1st Australian p/b ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Books. Unnum 44 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, top corner tip creased front cover, few tiny marks edges, minimal edgewear. This delightful children's picture book is about a little tree snake named Verdi. He does not want to grow up big and green. The big green adult snakes are so boring and dull, he loves his yellow colour and sporty stripes, but as he grows up he discovers he can still have fun and keep his youthful zest for living. The exquisite illustrations are by the author. A wonderful book for all ages. ISBN: 0864613032. Our Book No: 29959. $15 AUD.
14. Carter, Mr F. J. (1983). Concrete Manual (4th ed). Sydney: Metropolitan Water Sewerage & Drainage Board. 178 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, black boards (white title & vignette cover & spine, figures, tables, black & white text-photos, spine ends little rubbed, rear cover little marked, light foxing edges, faint sticker mark front cover. Fourth edition. From preface: This book is intended as a guide and directive on general concreting procedures. It is not a text book on concrete technology. The most suitable practices have been looked at both here and overseas. This manual covers the following: To specify the concrete mixes used by the board and list what mixes are required for each structure. To describe field procedures and practice in sufficient detail to allow engineers, inspectors, oversees and foremen to carry out there work as far as possible without the need for further reference material. To describe the Board's concrete inspection, testing procedures and evaluation of test data. Additional information has been included in this edition. ISBN: 0724075801. Our Book No: 29963. $45 AUD.
15. Clune, Frank; Warner, Ralph (illustrator) (1969). Wild Colonial Boys (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 658 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket (flap unclipped), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (some full page), endpaper maps, edges lightly foxed, some edgewear. The story of bushranging in Australia during the 1860s, in particular Frank Gardiner and Ben Hall. He is not tempted to make them heros, but recreates their exploits, carefully anchored in the stresses of colonial New South Wales at that time. (Originally published in 1948, this being the first SBN edition.). ISBN: 020795153X. Our Book No: 14518. $30 AUD.
16. Codd, Peter, Payne, Bill,Woolcock, Colin (illustrator) (1998). The Plant Life of Kosciuszko (1st ed). Sydney, East Roseville: Kangaroo Press. 192 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, top corner tip front cover & few pages little creased, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear corners. This book is about the plants of the snowfields, from the winter snow line to the alpine and subalpine tracts. The second part of this book describes the plants of the Kosciuszko alpine and subalpine tracts in words and line drawings. The plants illustrated in colour can be identified easily, and reference to the carefully detailed drawings of most species will help to make the task easier and more enjoyable. ISBN: 0864178778. Our Book No: 29955. $25 AUD.
17. Cole, E. W. (Edward William) (editor) (1915). Happiness [The Cream of Human Thought Library]. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 443 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, black & white drawings, frontispiece, foxing first several pages, light foxing edges & inside covers, pages lightly toned, prelim page & spine ends creased, top & bottom edges lightly stained, corners covers little bumped, some edgewear. (Estimated date: 1910s, Trove catalogue.) This book is the fifth volume of The Cream of Human Thought Library. It has 1000 of the best quotations in prose and verse on happiness, gathered from universal, ancient and modern literature. Our Book No: 29936. $40 AUD.
18. Committee, Centenary Celebrations (1928). Western Australia Centenary 1929 Celebrations: A Golden Land of Golden Opportunities. Perth: Fred Wm Simpson, Government Printer. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, colour cover, internal faint single-colour background drawings, stples rusted, minimal annotation & faint rubber stamp front cover. The is little pamphlet promotes the benefits of investing in Western Australia as it celebrates its centenary. (Estimated date, 1928, printers code.). Our Book No: 17528. $60 AUD.
19. Connolly, R. R. (1959). Iron Ores in Western Australia [Geological Survey Mineral Resources of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 7]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 103 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, thick card covers (black cloth spine), tables, glossy paper, figures, foldout map at front, minor edgewear. The first comprehensive report on the iron ore deposits of the whole of Western Australia, each of which is briefly described (all reserved by the Crown at that time, and could not be pegged). The focus is on the best-known deposits at that date (1959): Koolan Island and Cockatoo Island (West Kimberley Goldfield), and Koolyanobbing (Yilgarn Goldfield, near Southern Cross). The huge limonite-hematitie-magnetite deposits of the Pilbara south of Port Hedland (Hamersley) are mentioned in the preliminary note but not in the main text, as they had not yet been explored in any detail, presumably. Our Book No: 17524. $50 AUD.
20. Connor, Steven (editor) (2009). The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 237 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, spine sticker with lettering. Examines different aspects of postmodernist thought and culture that have had a significant impact on contemporary cultural production and thinking. This book will be a useful guide for students and teachers from a range of disciplines interested in postmodernism in all its incarnations. Easy to read and comprehensive. ISBN: 9780521648400. Our Book No: 29994. $20 AUD.
21. Council, Queensland Cane Growers (1930). The Story of Queensland Sugar (Reprint ed). Brisbane: Queensland Cane Growers Council / Besley & Pike (Printer). Unnum 22 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet (rusted staples), decorative card cover (raised pattern), sepia (brown-tinted) photos on beige background, souvenir map & photos at rear, covers & some pages little creased, spine ends little bumped, minor edgewear, minimal annotation title page. From title page: Compiled by The Queensland Cane Grower's Council and presented to The Right Honorable L. C. M. S. Amery, M.P. Secretary of State for Dominions and Colonies, on the occasion of his Queensland visit 10 November, 1927. This booklet briefly explains the story of the establishment and expansion of sugar growing. A great booklet for anyone interested in this part of Australia's history. Our Book No: 29991. $30 AUD.
22. Dash, Mike (2003). Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny (1st U.K. p/b ed). London: Phoenix Publications. 446 pp. Paperback, good condition, crease in spine, top corner front cover & spine little creased, pages faintly toned, light foxing covers & some pages, minor edgewear. A well-researched book providing the definitive account of the shipwreck of the Dutch ship "Batavia" on the Western Australian coast in 1629, and the bloody mutiny among surviving crew members. It is closely based on contemporary sources (including Dutch archives), and direct quotes - where they appear - are drawn from those same documents. In the few places where the author has drawn his own conclusions about the thoughts and actions of the survivors, he has indicated the fact in the notes. ISBN: 0753816849. Our Book No: 29982. $10 AUD.
23. Dattalo, Patrick (2008). Determining Sample Size: Balancing Power, Precision, and Practicality. New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 167 pp. Paperback small octavo, as new condition, figures, tables. A researcher's decision about sample size for a study has a big impact on the results, and it rests on numerous statistical and practical factors that can be difficult to assess. This pocket guide shows social work students, educators, and researchers how to prevent the mistakes that result from a wrong sample size decision by describing and critiquing four main approaches to determining sample size. Covers statistical power analysis, confidence intervals, computer-intensive strategies, and ethical and cost considerations, as well as emerging statistical strategies such as structural equation modeling, multilevel analysis, and repeated measures MANOVA. ISBN: 9780195315493. Our Book No: 17519. $40 AUD.
24. della Dora, Veronica (2016). Mountain Nature and Culture (1st ed) [The Earth Series]. London: Reaktion Books. 264 pp. Paperback wide trade, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear, top corners on pages little bent. This fascinating book is a journey through mountain peaks, both real and imaginary. Shows how the history of mountains is deeply interlaced with cultural values and aesthetic tastes, with religious beliefs and scientific practices. There are 137 illustrations, 99 in colour which explore these giants of nature, which are found in art, literature, science, sport, religion and myth. ISBN: 9781780236476. Our Book No: 29995. $30 AUD.
25. Dershowitz, Alan F. (2003). Why Terrorism Works: Understanding the Threat, Responding to the Challenge (Australian ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 266 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. Argues that religiously motivated global terrorism is a phenomenon largely of our own making and that we must and can take steps to reduce the frequency and severity of terrorist acts. Terrorism is successful when the international community gives in to the demands of terrorists - or even tries to understand and eliminate the root causes. Extreme approaches to wiping out international terrorism are constrained by legal, moral, and humanitarian considerations. Offers a series of proposals that would effectively reduce the frequency and severity of international terrorism by striking a balance between security and liberty. ISBN: 0908011881. Our Book No: 4437. $12 AUD.
26. Desai, Meghnad (2014). Who Wrote the Bhagavadgita? A Secular Inquiry into a Sacred Text. India: Harper Element. 192 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, minimal pencil annotation last page (rubbed out). The author is an economist and public intellectual who has written a humanist critique of the Gita. The book is provocative and scholarly, and it challenges all of the popular notions of the Gita. ISBN: 9789351361657. Our Book No: 30002. $30 AUD.
27. Dunk-West, Priscilla (2013). How To Be a Social Worker: A Critical Guide for Students (1st p/b ed). Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave Macmillan. 193 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, corner tips front cover lightly creased. This book critically examines the knowledge base of social work - from human growth and development to social work research - and looks at how personal values, principles and experience combine to shape your social identity and practice alongside with this. The book is linked to a range of core modules on pre-qualifying social work programs, but also is written for practitioners who are committed to looking after their own social work identities. ISBN: 9780230370166. Our Book No: 29985. $40 AUD.
28. Edmonds, David,Warburton, Nigel (2012). Philosophy Bites: 25 Philosophers on 25 Intriguing Subjects (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 244 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, spine little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 25 philosophers discuss topics ranging from ethics to aesthetics to metaphysics. First made public on the Philosophy Bites podcast, the conversations are published in book form for the first time. ISBN: 9780199694662. Our Book No: 29942. $18 AUD.
29. Eikeland, Olav (2008). The Ways of Aristotle: Aristotelian Phronesis, Aristotelian Philosophy of Dialogue, and Action Research [Studies in Vocational and Continuing Education]. Switzerland: Peter Lang. 560 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, few faint marks fore-edge & bottom edge, minor edgewear corners. This book is a well-researched study of Aristotle's phronesis (a type of wisdom relevant to practical action) and its applications to the fields of personal development, character formation and ethical virtues. It also relates phronesis to the wider context of Aristotle's theoretical philosophy, and of his different ways of knowing, and to both theoretical and practical concerns within modern social and action research. ISBN: 9783039114719. Our Book No: 29989. $100 AUD.
30. El-Daly, Okasha (2005). Egyptologyy: The Missing Millennium: Ancient Egypt in Medieval Arabic Writings (Reprint ed). London: University College London Press (UCL Press). 230 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour figures, minor edgewear jacket, few tiny pinhead spots inside rear cover, light foxing top edge, tiny mark fore-edge. This book examines a neglected period of 1000 years in the history of Egyptology, from the Muslim annexation of Egypt in the 7th century CE until the Ottoman conquest in the 16th century. Concentrating on Muslim writers, the author shows not only the existence of a large body of Arabic sources on Ancient Egypt, but also their usefulness to Egyptology today. This book will be of interest to academics and students of archaeology, Arabic studies and Egyptology, as well as anyone with a general interest in Egyptian history. ISBN: 1844720632. Our Book No: 30006. $100 AUD.
31. Ewald, Connie (1990). Chromium: Environmental and Health Concerns [CHAST Publication]. Sydney: CHAST: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney. 20 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good plus condition. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST discusses the environmental and health concerns of this toxic metal. ISBN: 086758341X. Our Book No: 20561. $10 AUD.
32. Flanagan, Richard (2012). The Unknown Terrorist (Reprint ed). Sydney: Vintage / Random House. 320 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, cover photo differs from stock photo. Gina Davies (a pole-dancer known as The Doll, from Sydney's Kings Cross) turned on the TV and saw that she was the most wanted terrorist in Australia. Five days, three unexploded bombs, and every truth in your life turned into a lie. Thrilling fourth novel by the noted Australian writer, about living in a terrorism-obsessed world. ISBN: 9781742755113. Our Book No: 17525. $14 AUD.
33. Fox, Len; D'Angri, Val (contributor) (1992). The Eureka Flag. Sydney, Potts Point: Len Fox / Southwood Press (Printer). 59 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear, top edge lightly foxed, covers little slack, minor edgewear. The strange story of a flag that was revered by some, hated and despised by others, shot at, trampled in the mud, hidden away for years in the dark, discredited by experts, but now has been accepted and honoured as one of Australia's most important historical relics. The author is a retired Sydney journalist who has been interested in the flag, and done research and published material showing the flags authenticity. The author is joined by a Ballarat woman who supervised the restoration of the flag and has found that she has a personal link with the sewing of the flag during the Eureka Stockade rebellion at Ballarat in 1854. ISBN: 0958923957. Our Book No: 30010. $10 AUD.
34. Fraser, Ian,Wilde, Lawrence (2011). The Marx Dictionary (1st ed). New York: Continuum Publishing. 223 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine ends little scuffed, minor edgewear. This book is a comprehensive guide to the world of Karl Marx. The authors have researched and extensively cross referenced this unique book which covers all his major works, ideas and influences and gives a firm grounding in the central themes of Marx's thought from a philosophical perspective. An ideal resource for anyone reading or studying Marx or 19th-century political thought more generally. ISBN: 9781441178329. Our Book No: 29971. $30 AUD.
35. Fukuyama, Francis (2006). After the Neocons: America at the Crossroads. London: Profile Books. 226 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. About American foreign policy since the terrorist attacks of 2001. Fukuyama has long regarded himself as a neoconservative, but George W. Bush’s foreign policy (as both political symbol and a body of thought) has evolved into something he can no longer support. ISBN: 1861979223. Our Book No: 17523. $10 AUD.
36. Gardner, P. D.; Reddish, H. (photographer) (1994). Through Foreign Eyes: European Perceptions of the Kurnai Tribes of Gippsland (New ed). Ensay, VIC: Ngarak Press. 126 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, covers lightly foxed & toned, pages lightly toned, light foxing few pages, inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear corners, owner's name title page. This book is the second of the author's three volume history on the Kurnai tribes. It studies the Kurnai through diaries and letters of various European observers including an explorer, squatters, government officials, aboriginal protectors, missionaries and an anthropologist. There is also an account of one of the victims, a summary of Gardner's massacre thesis, and an Appendix on the 'white woman' affair. The book is highly commended in the Caltex-Bendigo Advertiser Awards of 1988. ISBN: 1875254137. Our Book No: 29986. $18 AUD.
37. Gardner, Scot (2002). White Ute Dreaming (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 213 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, front cover little creased, minor edgewear corners. A humorous story for young adults about a 16-year old boy named Wayne, his friends, his dog Ernie, and his dreams about owning a ute. ISBN: 0330363379. Our Book No: 29949. $15 AUD.
38. Gibbs, May,Walsh, Maureen (1992). The May Gibbs Collection. Volume 1: Mother of the Gumnuts: Her Life and Work. By Maureen Walsh. Volume 2: May Gibbs Gumnut Classics. The Famous Gumnut Adventures (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 228 + 496 pp. Each volume: Hardback folio, very condition (in very good dustjacket), yellow-tinted pages, black & white & colour drawings (some full-page), flaps jacket four sides (spine faded, reverse side little foxed), minor edgewear, string bookmark (v1). Both volumes in green slipcase (gilt spine lettering, minor edgewear). Very heavy (4.0 Kg), and extra postage will be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition in this format. A lavish collection in two volumes of classic children’s stories by May Gibbs, rthe Australian author and illustrator. Volume 1 is a biography of May Gibbs by Maureen Walsh. Volume 2 reproduces eight May Gibbs Gumnut stories: Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie - Little Ragged Blossom - Little Obelia - Nuttybub and Nittersing - Chucklebud and Wunkydoo - Scotty in Gumnut Land - Mr and Mrs Bear and Friends - Gumnut Gossip. Our Book No: 4439. $80 AUD.
39. Godwin, William (2008). The Enquirer (1823) (Facsimile ed) [Legacy Reprint Series]. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. 411 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips covers little creased, minor edgewear. This classic book, published in 1823, is a series of essays which reflect on literature, manners and education. This scarce antiquarian book is part of a Legacy Reprint Series, and may have imperfections during the scanning process. ISBN: 9781437328363. Our Book No: 30011. $40 AUD.
40. Goodall, John S. (1981). The Story of an English Village (Reprint ed). London: Macmillan Children's. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, two dustjackets, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, some rubbing edges, minor edgewear jacket (faint toning reverse side), endpapers little creased. This charming children’s picture book describes the growth of an English village from a medieval clearing to the urban congestion of the present day. Rural life remained unchanged by outside events, apart from the Civil War of 1642, until the advent of the motor car. This very special book has an ingenious half-page that alters the scene. A wordless but wonderful vivid lesson in social history for all ages. ISBN: 0333238354. Our Book No: 29998. $18 AUD.
41. Graham, Trevor (1999). Mabo: Life of an Island Man (1st ed). Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency Press. 151 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few tiny stains top edge & last few pages & rear cover, minimal edgewear. This inspiring play is about Eddie Koiki Mabo and his 10-year battle with Australia and its legal system. The original screenplay and the post-production script are published together. The author describes the practical and ethical dilemmas he faced in his journey between the two. A fascinating insight into the making of one of the most successful Australian documentaries of all time. ISBN: 0868195804. Our Book No: 29960. $20 AUD.
42. Harding, Luke (2014). The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man (1st ed). London: Faber & Faber / Guardian Books. 346 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Edward Snowden, a young computer genius working for America's secretive National Security Agency (NSA), blew the whistle on the way this frighteningly powerful organisation uses new technology to spy on the entire planet. The consequences have shaken the leaders of nations worldwide. ISBN: 9781783350353. Our Book No: 4433. $10 AUD.
43. Hawke, Steve; Ross, Joe Bunuba Leader (foreword) (2014). A Town is Born: The Fitzroy Crossing Story (Reprint ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 211 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, illustrated end papers, top spine little scuffed, minor edgewear, autograph (author’s written name). The story of a remarkable town born out of Aboriginal trauma, dispossession and hard times that has developed a unique community spirit. A truly inspiring story about a group of people determined to make a difference. ISBN: 9781921248856. Our Book No: 30001. $30 AUD.
44. Healy, Tony,Cropper, Paul (1994). Out of the Shadows: Mystery Animals of Australia. Sydney: Ironbark Press. 200 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, black & white drawings & vignettes, maps, pages lightly toned as common, bottom corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. The first book to fully document Australia's mystery animals, including yowies, bunyips and the thylacine (Tasmanian tiger). ISBN: 0330274996. Our Book No: 12996. $60 AUD.
45. Heinzen, Thomas E., Lilienfeld, Scott O.,Nolan, Susan A. (2015). The Horse that Won't Go Away: Clever Hans, Facilitated Communication, and the Need for Clear Thinking (1st stated ed). New York: Worth Publishers. 136 pp. Paperback, very good condition, tables, black & white & colour photos, single sepia (brown-tinted) photo, rear cover & fore-edge last few pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. In 1904, the world is swept by the curious story of a German horse who could do arithmetical calculations by tapping his hoof. Pfungst, a psychology student, investigated and found Hans was responding to subtle cues from his owner. This book spans centuries and continents to discuss the scientists whose daring methods revealed the truth about Clever Hans, and the similar phenomenon of the modern fad (pseudoscience) of facilitated communication. ISBN: 9781464145742. Our Book No: 29947. $32 AUD.
46. Henkes, Kevin (2004). Kitten's First Full Moon (1st stated, reprint ed). City Not Stated: Greenwillow Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback large square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, illustrated endpapers, some rubbing edges, minor edgewear jacket (some scuffing edges, scratch front cover, two title letters little faded). A charming children’s picture book. Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk, and she ends up tired, wet and hungry trying to reach it. A charming story with easy-to-read text and large illustrations. This story would appeal to any age. Winner Caldecott Medal. ISBN: 0060588284. Our Book No: 30005. $15 AUD.
47. Horsfall, Mary (2012). The Mulch Book: A Handy A - Z Guide to Using Mulch in Your Garden (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 108 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear, minor annotation flyleaf. This revised book tells you about mulch: what it is, where to get it, how to use it and how it works. The main part is the A-Z of Mulch, describing the many types of mulch materials and their uses, and mulching techniques. This well illustrated book will show you how to make gardening easier. ISBN: 9781877069901. Our Book No: 29961. $20 AUD.
48. Hughes, Joy,Walker, Meredith (1988). Meroogal, Nowra: A History and a Guide (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Historic Houses Trust. 80 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, map, glossy paper, minor edgewear. The history of Meroogal, an early home built at Nowra in New South Wales (NSW). The home was first occupied in February 1886, and the Historic Houses Trust purchased it in 1985. ISBN: 0949753394. Our Book No: 20539. $10 AUD.
49. Jin, Ha (2008). The Writer as Migrant (1st ed) [Rice University Campbell Lecture Series]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 96 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. This fascinating book simultaneously reflects on a crucial theme, and also examines the writers who compose the author's mental library. The book is a work of passionately engaged criticism, which has deep roots in departures but feels like a new arrival. ISBN: 9780226399881. Our Book No: 30004. $30 AUD.
50. Johnson-Woods, Toni (2001). Index to Serials In Australian Periodicals and Newspapers: Nineteenth Century. Canberra: Mulini Press. 153 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white tables, edges of cover join to spine rubbed, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This index lists all the longer serials (serialised novels) in the publications of the all the Australian colonies in the 19th century. There is also a general description of the important newspapers and periodicals that published the serials. The index also unlocks many Australian 19th century novels, and reveals that a large quantity of long fiction was written and published in the colonies. ISBN: 0949910686. Our Book No: 29944. $35 AUD.
51. Jolliffe, Eric (1978). Jolliffe's Outback, no 105: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame (1st ed). Sydney, Dee Why: Eric Jolliffe. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, card cover, good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, pages toned, staples little rusted, cover corners & spine little creased, small stain few pages near base spine, small spots foxing covers. Saltbush Bill and friends get up to their usual tricks in these popular cartoons. Our Book No: 29952. $10 AUD.
52. Jolliffe, Eric (1979). Jolliffe's Outback: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white cartoons, pages toned, few small edge tears, minor edgewear & creasing. An unnumbered issue of Jolliffe's Outback series, starring saltbush Bill, perhaps meant to be no 107 or no 108. Cover cartoon: Pigs in trough. Includes a nostalgic look at early bush roadmaking, Aboriginal tree-climbing, and Queensland rainforests. Plus an Aboriginal boy portrait for framing. Our Book No: 17521. $12 AUD.
53. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 101: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 80 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white cartoons, front cover little marked, pages toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp (book exchange). There is a special study for framing as well as the usual great Saltbush Bill cartoons. Contains a 12-page centrepiece on the Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement. Our Book No: 11213. $15 AUD.
54. Kelson, Brendon (photos),McQuilton, John (text) (2001). Kelly Country: A Photographic Journey (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 168 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos (many full-page), maps inside covers, base spine little bumped, bottom edge front cover minimally creased, minor edgewear. This book looks at the Kellys and their history through the photos of the places mainly in Victoria associated with the outbreak of bushranging - from bush to country towns, squatters' mansions to ruined homesteads, from gaols to the cemeteries. The book brings a new illustrated perspective to the Ned Kelly story. ISBN: 0702232734. Our Book No: 29990. $30 AUD.
55. Larsen, Stephen,Larsen, Robin (2002). Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind: The Authorized Biography (Reprint ed). Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions. 636 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, corner tips front cover little scuffed, small mark spine, top edge lightly foxed, front hinge lightly split (pages firm), non-author written dedication. Joseph Campbell was an American professor of comparative mythology and religion. The authors were students and friends of his for over 20 years. Using his personal papers and journals, they tell a rich tapestry of stories and insights that catalogue both his personal and public triumphs. ISBN: 0892818735. Our Book No: 29980. $30 AUD.
56. Lindall, Edward (1975). A Day for Angels (1st ed). London: Constable. 183 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, top corners covers lightly bumped, very faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian crime fiction novel about four people going on their separate paths out in the wild Australian bush when they are swept as hostages into a whirlpool of intrigue and violence. Can they outrun a monsoonal storm, a raging river, and a major landslide? The author's novel is set against the Australian bush. ISBN: 0094605203. Our Book No: 29953. $20 AUD.
57. Lindsay, David; Elder, Sir Thomas (1999). Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-2 (4 volume set, not numbered) (Facsimile ed). Adelaide, North Adelaide: Corkwood Press. Various pp. Each book: Hardback small octavo to oblong quarto, no jacket, as new condition, black cloth cover (gilt lettering front cover & spine), sepia (brown-tinted) photos (v2), foldout maps (v4). Very heavy set (2.6 Kg), and extra postage will be requested to destinations outside Australia. Volume 1: [title continues] 'Under Command of D. Lindsay, equipped Solely at the Cost of Sir Thomas Elder GCMG for the Purpose of Completing the Exploration of Australia.' Small octavo (207p). Volume 2: Photographs. Oblong quarto (Unnum p.). Full-page sepia photos, with facing blank page. Volume 3: Confidential Report. Small octavo (131p). Volume 4: Maps. Octavo, with flap and pocket, containing two very large foldout maps (one coloured). Limited edition of 400 copies (exact number differs as each volume published at different times). Facsimile of a book originally published in Adelaide by C. E. Bristow in 1893 (Ferguson no. 9409a). The expedition to Central Australia was placed under the control of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch. Our Book No: 17518. $300 AUD.
58. Lister, Gladys,Abbott, Joyce (illustrator) (1943). Grandpuff and Leafy (2nd impression ed). Sydney: Marchant & Co. Unnum 56 pp. Hardback wide octavo, pictorial cover, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text, full-page colour drawings (including frontispiece), black & white drawings (some full-page, colouring by child single drawing), spine covered staples (rusted), pages & covers lightly toned as usual, bottom corners covers little bumped, some edgewear, non-author written dedication. Collectible children's picture story. Undated first edition. Decorations by the author and Joyce Abbott. Dedicated to Lady Gowrie, and to every child with a Soldier Daddy. Pagination includes plates. Last page lists six other books by Gladys Lister. Our Book No: 14782A. $15 AUD.
59. Maisch, Ingrid; Maloney, Linda M. (translator) (1998). Between Contempt and Veneration: Mary Magdalene: The Image of a Woman through the Centuries (Reprint ed). Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press. 185 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top spine little bumped, bottom corners pages lightly creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Interest in Mary Magdalene, the most elusive character in the life of Jesus, has never been so great. Her role in Christianity and history is investigated in this book, to find answers to the questions which have come to fascinate so many people. The author develops the images of Mary Magdalene current in each era, and shows that she is always a bellwether for the image of women at a particular time. ISBN: 0814624715. Our Book No: 29968. $20 AUD.
60. Marlton, Andrew; Groening, Matt (foreword) (2017). First Dog on the Moon's Guide to Living Through the Impending Apocalypse and How to Stay Nice Doing It. Sydney: HarperCollins. 192 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, stiffened illustrated covers, colour cartoons, illustrated endpapers. Written and illustrated by the well-known cartoonist from Guardian Australia. The author goes on a tender frolic through the looming collapse of civilisation and the demise of everything. ISBN: 9780733334252. Our Book No: 30012. $28 AUD.
61. Mawer, Granville Allen (2004). The Life and Legend of Jack Doolan: The Wild Colonial Boy (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 68 pp. Paperback wide thin octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear, top corner front cover creased, rubbed at cover join to spine. This is the story of the real wild colonial boy, John Doolan. He was a juvenile bushranger, born in Castlemaine on the Victorian goldfields. Even more surprisingly, his story has connections with that of the song. A fascinating story to keep the reader guessing to the end. ISBN: 0975178466. Our Book No: 29937. $30 AUD.
62. McInerney, Gerard (2016). Once a Kid from Narrabri: A Conversation, Mainly On My Early Life (1st stated ed). City Not Stated: Gerard McInerney. 399 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner cover & some pages little creased, minor edgewear. The author writes a fascinating story of his life. Starting with his early life in Narrabri, New South Wales, he goes onto relate his time at a boarding school in Sydney, his pharmacy studies at the University of Sydney and his work in Nowra and Wollongong before settling down in Kiama. He has worked with the Australian Jaycees and Lions International, with the upper echelon of the Pharmacy profession, Rotary Foundation Exchange, his thirteen years as a delegate to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy in the United states and as a guest speaker at International Pharmacy conferences in the United Kingdom and America. He settled in Kiama, New South Wales and owned a community pharmacy solely or with his daughter Sarah, for almost 50 years. He has packed a lot into busy life, and his book has many quotes and poetry lines that he loves. ISBN: 9780646951003. Our Book No: 29970. $30 AUD.
63. McNab, Duncan (2015). Waterfront: Graft, Corruption and Violence - Australia's Crime Frontier from 1788 to Now (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette. 344 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear corners. Examines the larger-than-life characters who have populated Australia's docks, wharves and ports, and discusses the crime, politics, violence and corruption that has always been a part of Australia's history. Written by a former police detective, now an investigative journalist. ISBN: 9780733632518. Our Book No: 29954. $28 AUD.
64. Mes, Yvonne,Eterovic, Sandra (illustrator) (2016). Meet: Sidney Nolan (New ed) [Meet Series]. Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, card covers, very good plus condition, colour drawings (some full-page). This is the story for children of the well-known artist Sidney Nolan, and how he came to create his iconic Ned Kelly paintings. The illustrations will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780857985903. Our Book No: 29987. $15 AUD.
65. Miles, Keith R.,Foxall, J. S. (1942). The Blue Asbestos Bearing Banded Iron Formations of the Hamersley Ranges, Western Australia [and] The Blue Asbestos Deposits of the Hamersley Range and Their Economic Importance [Geological Survey of Western Australia, Bulletin, no. 100]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 61 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, thick card covers (black cloth spine), tables, glossy paper, figures, map, foldout map at front, minor edgewear & bumping, minor annotation front cover. Because of recent increased interest during WW2, these two complementary reports summarise what is known about the petrology, mineralogy and mining potential of the crocidolite (blue asbestos) deposits of the Hamersley Ranges, plus two appendices of previous brief reports. (This historic document was published well before the nasty cancer-causing property of blue asbestos was known.). Our Book No: 17527. $60 AUD.
66. Miller, Duncan (1990). At Fiddens Wharf. Sydney: Centre Grassmere Publishing. 137 pp. Paperback tall octavo, very good condition, top corner front cover little creased, pages faintly toned, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear & scuffing. This book is a collection of verbal snapshots and poetry. Most set a scene, and many of them involve the sights, sounds and colours of the northern side of Sydney Harbour. The author moved to Lindfield in 1970, and has spent a lot of his time in the Fiddens Wharf area. There is no wharf at Fiddens Wharf, although there was one more than 40 years ago. It is now a location on the Lane Cove River. ISBN: 0959189319. Our Book No: 29972. $30 AUD.
67. Mills, Carol (1999). The Native Companion (A 1907 Melbourne Literary Interlude): Indexes to Text, Illustrators, Advertisers, Book Notices and Subjects, and Brief Biographies and an Introduction (1st ed) [Bibliographica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 72 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-drawings, frontispiece, minor edgewear. This book was an important literary periodical published in the early 20th century. The editor was E. J. Brady (Irish-Australian poet) and the pages contained the works of many of the important writers of the period. The author has provided a complete indexed run of this periodical with the details of the text and the authors and illustrators whose drawings are in this publication. A special feature is a list of brief biographies which list a few details of some of the less well known contributors. (No 7 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910821. Our Book No: 29957. $30 AUD.
68. Molloy, Frank (2000). Victor J. Daley: A Comprehensive Bibliography [Bibliographica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 182 pp. Paperback small octavo very good condition, frontispiece, minor rubbing, minor edgewear corners. Victor Daley was born in Ireland, County Meath in 1858 and came to Australia as a young man of 20 years. He travelled around the Southern part of Australia and wrote as a journalist. His poetical career began in 1882 when his poems wre published in the Bulletin, Punch and Freeman's Journal. He died in 1905. This bibliography lists all his work so far identified. The list of the available manuscript material, in addition to the reviews and the poems included in anthologies, is a valuable addition to this book. (No 9 in this series.). ISBN: 094991083X. Our Book No: 29948. $30 AUD.
69. Morrell, Margot,Capparell, Stephanie (2008). Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer (Reprint ed). London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing. 238 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner tips front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Written by two veteran business observers, this book details universal leadership tactics set against the survival story of the Endurance expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. Illustrated with photos by Frank Hurley and other rare photos, this book is full of fascinating and practical lessons of a leader who put people first, and came out ahead when the odds were against him. ISBN: 9781857883183. Our Book No: 30015. $16 AUD.
70. Morris, Sherry (1999). Wagga Wagga Memories (1st stated ed). Wagga Wagga, NSW: Bobby Graham Publishers / AWCH. 52 pp. Paperback square trade, pamphlet, very good condition, loose map, black & white text-photos, front cover & top corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is about Wagga Wagga and the people and places that have made this town in central New South Wales. A great booklet to have as part of an Australian local history collection. ISBN: 0957706413. Our Book No: 30000. $20 AUD.
71. Morse, G. K., Lester, J. N.,Perry, R. (1993). The Economic and Environmental Impact of Phosphorus Removal from Wastewater in the European Community. London: Selper Publications. 91 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, tables, top edge little foxed, tiny crease bottom corner rear cover. A study of the impact of removing phosphorus from European wastewater. ISBN: 0948411082. Our Book No: 20529. $10 AUD.
72. Mystery, John (1944). John Mystery's Famous Romance. Sydney: Publicity Press. Unnum 64 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, thick pictorial card cover, stapled, black & white drawings, pages toned as usual, inside covers little creased (during manufacture), corner tip title page removed, edge tears few pages, minor foxing, some edgewear, owner’s written names title page (crossed out black texta). Romance stories, classic and modern, retold for children. Includes the tale of Robin Hood, and also Cupid, the god of love. Handsome cover picture of Sweet Nell carrying a basket of oranges (mistress of King Charles 2). Our Book No: 11496. $25 AUD.
73. Nisbet, Anne-Marie (editor),Blackman, Maurice (editor) (1984). The French-Australian Cultural Connection: Papers from a Symposium Held at the University of New South Wales, 16-17 September 1983. Sydney, Kensington: School of French, University of New South Wales / CEEFA. 282 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, flexible covers, single-colour photos, few figures, tiny closed tear base spine, few tiny marks rear cover, top edge lightly toned, front hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear. These papers are from a symposium held at the University of New South Wales in 1983. They examine historical and contemporary effects of the French intellectual and cultural milieu on Australian literature, fine arts, education, business and food. ISBN: 0858233495. Our Book No: 30014. $35 AUD.
74. O'Brien, Edna (2002). In the Forest (1st U.S. ed). New York: Houghton Mifflin. 262 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. First American edition. Taken from a true story, a riveting, frightening and brilliantly told novel set in the countryside of western Ireland. Anything can happen outside the boundary of mother and child, including a murder which is the climax of the story. ISBN: 0618197303. Our Book No: 20567. $10 AUD.
75. Oktober, Tricia (2001). Out of Nowhere (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Hodder Headline. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback large quarto, good condition, tables, full-page colour drawings, covers & some pages little creased, top edge & spine bumped & scuffed, some edgewear. A well-loved copy of a delightful children's picture story about a baby bunyip who became lost from its family. The animals help to care for it until its family track it down at night. The easy-to-read text and bright colourful illustrations by the author will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0733611702. Our Book No: 29941. $10 AUD.
76. Pascoe, Bruce (2001). Earth (1st ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 245 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, crease front cover, small mark fore-edge. This is a daring and thought provoking Australian novel about voices from the past and the present. Set in the Victorian countryside, west of Melbourne, during the latter part of the 19th century. A story of love, greed, denial, hypocrisy, and murder. There is hope amidst despair, as old values richly reassert themselves against overwhelming odds. ISBN: 1875641610. Our Book No: 30007. $26 AUD.
77. Pearse, Emma (2013). Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog (1st ed). Boston, MA: Da Capo Press / Perseus Books. 307 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, maps, black & white photos, small tear & crease fore-edge, corner tips front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This is the story about a dog named Sophie who fell overboard from her family boat, and became a castaway on an island near Mackay, Queensland. The story of her journey, survival and her reunion with her family will touch dog lovers everywhere. ISBN: 9780738216065. Our Book No: 29984. $18 AUD.
78. Pellegrino, Nicky (2018). A Year at Hotel Gondola. Auckland: Hachette. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front hinge minimally split (pages firm), minor edgewear. This novel is set in Venice. Kat has fallen in love with an Italian man and is moving to Venice where she is going to help him run his guesthouse, Hotel Gondola. Kat hopes to write about the first year of her new adventure, the food she eats, the recipes she collects, the people she meets, and the man she doesn't really know all that well but is going to make a life with. Will her adventure turn out the way she wants? ISBN: 9781869713751. Our Book No: 29979. $15 AUD.
79. Prentis, Malcolm (1983). The Scots in Australia: A Study of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, 1788 - 1900 (1st ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 304 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), dark navy boards with gilt title on spine, black & white photos, maps, tables, minor edgewear jacket (closed tear top edge). A comprehensive history of Scottish immigrants - including convicts and free settlers - and their descendants in Australia from 1788 to the present. The author has combined anecdote, biography and history. There are stories on governors, explorers, graziers and farmers, manufacturers and accountants, teachers, scientists and doctors, lawyers, missionaries and clergy, social workers, politicians, poets, painters, police, pop stars, sportspeople, soldiers and spies. Demonstrates how the Scots and their descendants have shaped and been shaped by Australia. ISBN: 0424001004. Our Book No: 29939. $30 AUD.
80. Punke, Michael (2016). Fire and Brimstone: The North Butte Mining Disaster of 1917 (New ed). London: Borough Press. 338 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few black & white photos, pages lightly toned, corner tip rear cover little creased, minor edgewear corners. The true story of the worst mining disaster in American history. In 1917, the lives of a company of miners changed forever when the underground labyrinth of tunnels in which they worked burst into flames. The were more than 400 men locked in a battle to survive. Over three days, 164 of them would die. ISBN: 9780008189310. Our Book No: 29996. $18 AUD.
81. Ramsland, Marie (2016). Restless Sojourner in France [Dymphna Cusack] (1st ed). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 128 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, corner tips covers minimally creased, minor edgewear. This story of Australian novelist Dymphna Cusack who lived in France after the French translation of her prize-winning novel 'Come in Spinner' (with Florence James) became well-known. The author became engulfed in conflict with the publisher, and she became challenged by the language. During her sojourns in Paris, and the south and south-west, she discovered a culture that she found stimulating intellectually and reinforced her home-grown ideologies. France became her 'second' home, her literary career grew there, and she gained international recognition. ISBN: 9781925333572. Our Book No: 29973. $35 AUD.
82. Redlich, Patrick; Aspinall, Phillip Dr (foreword) (2012). My Brother Vivian, and the Christian Martyrs of Papua New Guinea. Sydney, West Pennant Hills: Patrick Redlich. 172 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, maps, laminate coating slightly lifting top edge & top corners covers, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author’s written name). This is the story of The Reverend Vivian Redlich, an English missionary priest, who died in Papua New Guinea (PNG) during World War 2. He was thought to be one of a group of Christians who were known as "The New Guinea Martyrs", who were murdered by the Japanese. But following new evidence, his brother Patrick has put together Vivian's life and the known details of his death. With the truth acknowledged, reconciliation between the descendants of the perpetrators and the Redlich family took place in 2009. ISBN: 9780987319906. Our Book No: 29930. $20 AUD.
83. Rees, Leslie,Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1952). Digit Dick in Black Swan Land. Sydney: Sandman Library / John Sands. 40 pp. Hardback square quarto, good condition, pictorial thick card cover, colour drawings (some full-page), title page little creased & stained, some page edges notably creased (small edge pieces missing), covers little marked, small dent front cover, pages faintly toned, some edgewear. (Estimated date, 1952.) Delightful children’s book in the Digit Dick series. When Digit Dick’s parnets visit Black-Swan Land (Western Australia), Black Swan helps him meet all the local native animals and birds. Our Book No: 4444. $20 AUD.
84. Richards, Mike (1977). North Coast Run: Men and Ships of the N.S.W. North Coast (Revised ed). Sydney, Killara: Turton & Armstrong. 174 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, flexible covers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, diagrams, minor edgewear, front hinge slightly split (no loose pages), light foxing on a few pages, slight crease first four pages, faint foxing edges, rear cover lightly toned from the fore-edge to half way along the cover. The story of the North Coast Steam Navigation Company and its pioneering steam boats, New South Wales (NSW). The author collected material for this book over 13 years ago, and had it privately printed in 1967. He has been able to obtain extra material since that. Partly a collection of memories and recollections of numbers of ex-company employees, who have been happy to assist the author. This fascinating book would interest anyone who wants to learn about the people and boats in this part of the Coast. ISBN: 0908031025. Our Book No: 30008. $20 AUD.
85. Robinson, Roland (1970). Altjeringa and Other Aboriginal Poems (1st ed). Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 80 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edge little rubbed, few tiny edge tears jacket (minimal foxing & rubbing, spine title little faded), faint old price marks. The author records the songs, chants and narrative poems of his Aboriginal friends and has translated them from Aranda (a Central Australian tongue, meaning 'creation time') into English verse. The second part of the book is devoted to Roland Robinson's own poems. ISBN: 0589070789. Our Book No: 29977. $18 AUD.
86. Rowlands, Joan (2014). Made in China: Echoes of a Transcultural Lifetime (1st ed). Melbourne: Joan Rowlands / Ingram Spark (Printer). 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover corner tips slightly creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page & written dedication flyleaf). This memoir begins in North China in 1924 and spans nearly a century. An Australian migrant describes her family background in China with her missionary parents, boarding school in England, her medical studies, the voyage to Tasmania, and her high professional achievements. The author has overcame many obstacles to pursue the remarkable career that has made her a Member of the Order of Australia. ISBN: 9780646937977. Our Book No: 29975. $35 AUD.
87. Sanders, Julie (2007). Adaptation and Appropriation (Reprint ed) [The New Critical Idiom]. London: Routledge. 184 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This book clarifies the complex debates around adaptation and appropriation. A much-needed resource for anyone studying literature, film or culture. Some of the concepts are from fields as diverse as musicology and the natural sciences. ISBN: 9780415311724. Our Book No: 29928. $18 AUD.
88. Saxby, Claire,Lord, Jeremy (illustrator) (2016). Meet: Weary Dunlop (New ed) [Meet Series]. Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, card covers, very good plus condition, colour drawings (some full-page), minor edgewear. This is the true story for children of the Australian Army surgeon Weary Dunlop, and how during World War 2, his bravery and compassion helped to save the lives and bolster the spirits of fellow prisoners of war (POWs) on the Thai-Burma Railway. The illustrations will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780857985873. Our Book No: 29988. $14 AUD.
89. Shepard, Mark (2013). Restoration Agriculture: Real-world Permaculture for Farmers (1st ed). Austin, TX: Acres U.S.A. 329 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, fore-edge creased few pages, minor edgewear, spine sticker. Shows how to sustainably grow perennial food crops that can feed us in our resource-compromised future. The book explains how we can have all the benefits of natural, perennial ecosystems and create agricultural systems that imitate nature in form and function while still providing for our food, building, fuel and many other needs. ISBN: 9781601730350. Our Book No: 29981. $30 AUD.
90. Smith, Babette (2014). The Luck of the Irish: How a Shipload of Convicts Survived the Wreck of the Hive to Make a New Life in Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 292 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, embossed cover pattern, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, corners creased front cover, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark rear cover. This is the story of the 250 Irish convicts and what happened when their ship, the Hive, sank off the coast of New South Wales in 1835. They all survived, guided to safety by local Aboriginal people. The author tracked the lives of the people aboard. She found that most were assigned work on farms or in businesses, building a better life than they would have had in Ireland. This is a fascinating story of colonial life in mid-19th century that reveals how the Irish helped lay the foundations of the Australia we know today. ISBN: 9781742378121. Our Book No: 29966. $20 AUD.
91. Society for Growing Australian Plants, Tablelands Branch (1988). North Queensland Native Plants (1st ed). Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo Press / Society for Growing Australian Plants, NSW. 79 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, map, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, base spine slightly bumped, light foxing edges & endpapers & title page, slight crease covers & last few pages, minor edgewear, embossed previous owner's name. This is the first book to deal exclusively and in depth with the tropical flora of North Queensland. The authors are from North Queensland, and they have years of first-hand experience growing these plants in their gardens and observing them in the wild. The book is well-illustrated with 65 colour plates and numerous line drawings. There is an extensive index, and will make a great reference book. The book will interest anyone wanting to learn about these amazing plants. ISBN: 0864172192. Our Book No: 29993. $18 AUD.
92. Spooner, John (2016). The Afterlife: The Evidence of Near Death Experiences. Sydney: Halstead Press. 125 pp. Paperback thin octavo, very good condition, corner tips little creased front cover, tiny scuff base spine. The author interviewed countless people who have reported near death experiences (NDEs). He aims to help in answering the question: What happens after we die? This is a fascinating look at a subject that interests many people. ISBN: 9781925043310. Our Book No: 29976. $25 AUD.
93. Stahlkuppe, Joe (2002). Great Danes (A Complete Pet Owner's Manual) (Unstated 2nd ed). Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational. 94 pp. Paperback small square octavo, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, & black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. The huge and handsome Great Dane is sociable with children and is a wonderful companion for owners who have ample space to accommodate a large dog. This book has advice and information to help you care for this loveable giant. ISBN: 0764118900. Our Book No: 20593. $10 AUD.
94. Sugar Experiment Stations, Bureau of; Bell, Arthur F. (foreword) (1950). 50 Years of Scientific Progress: A Historical Review of the Half Century since the Foundation of the Bureau of Sugar Experiment Stations. Brisbane: A. H. Tucker, Government Printer. 92 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), decorative marbled card cover, tables, graphs, black & white text-photos, corners covers creased, tiny piece missing base spine, pages lightly toned, bottom corner some pages little creased, minor edgewear, biro mark title page. A great booklet for anyone interested in the history of sugar production in Australia. (Estimated date, 1950, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 29992. $35 AUD.
95. Taylor, Alf (2001). Long Time Now: Stories of the Dreamtime, the Here and Now (1st ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 230 pp. Paperback, very good condition, top spine little scuffed, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. These Indigenous short stories - filled with humour, warmth and frailty - are full of Nyoongar language and imagery, Western Australia. The many unusual characters - Uncle Jacko, the wool pickers Barney and Bill, Brickwall Jackson, Uncle Dollar, and Aunty Flo - make this a very special book. ISBN: 1875641688. Our Book No: 29969. $18 AUD.
96. Thomas, Mark (editor) (1993). Images of Germany: Australian Insights. Canberra, Yarralumla: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. 108 pp. Paperback large octovo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few drawings, tiny bump spine ends, front hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear. The 22 contributors to this book open up and enrich an Australian understanding of Germany. There are images, experiences, prisms, and lessons to be learnt from the stories in this book. Edited with introduction by Mark Thomas. ISBN: 0646164260. Our Book No: 29932. $15 AUD.
97. Twentyman, Les; Hillman, Robert (with) (2017). The Mouth that Roared: A Memoir. Melbourne: Wild Dingo Press. 272 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear. Inspiring autobiography of an ordinary Melbourne community worker and youth activist who has made an extraordinary difference to many lives. A youth worker for Sunshine Council, then Brimbank Council, and later Father Bob Maguire's Open Family. He has helped 17,000 former youth at risk through school, and 500 through University. A genuine home-grown hero, he received the medal of the Order of Australia in 1994, was a finalist for Australian of the Year in 2004, and was awarded Victorian of the Year 2006. ISBN: 9780987381361. Our Book No: 29934. $30 AUD.
98. Urban, Anne (1993). Wildflowers and Plants of Inland Australia (Reprint ed). Fishermans Bend, VIC: Portside Editions. 240 pp. Paperback, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, map, faint rubbing bottom edge, minor edgewear. This comprehensive guidebook covers an area in Central Australia within the Northern Territory. The author lives in Central Australia, and spent six years doing intensive research and study. The text has been throughly field-researched and checked with other plant experts, provides both botanical and common names, and virtually every species described has a full-colour photo to help with identification. The diagrams illustrate particular points of interest. A great book for botanists or someone wanting to learn about our unique wildflowers. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0949318035. Our Book No: 28500. $20 AUD.
99. Victorian Police, an Officer of [Borlase, James S.], Condon, Edward O'Meagher,Harlowe, Guy (1893). Australian Tales of Peril and Adventure in Town and Bush [and] The Irish Race in America [and] Who Killed William Staunton, or the Story of the Inglethorpe Tragedy! Melbourne / Glasgow / Sydney: E. W. Cole / Cameron & Ferguson / New South Wales Bookstall Co. 248 + 316 + 247 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, new tan cloth cover (original black cloth spine retained, gilt lettering & bands), new marbled endpapers, advert at rear, corner title page REMOVED (some title text missing), pages lightly toned, edges little foxed (fore-edge little marked), some edgewear, rubber stamp front free flyleaf. An omnibus book published by E. W. Cole of Cole's Book Arcade, Melbourne. No omnibus copies in Australian libraries (according to Trove). Consists of three books bound together: Australian Tales of Peril and Adventure in Town and Bush, by James Borlase (anonymous) (E. W. Cole, 1893): The Irish Race in America, by Edward O'Meagher Condon (Cameron & Ferguson, 1880s): Who Killed William Staunton, or the Story of the Inglethorpe Tragedy!, by Guy Harlowe, a clerk in the Dead Letter Office (Crime fiction novel, NSW Bookstall Co., about 1890). Advert at rear for the book 'The Golden Secret: A tale of bush and convict life in Western Australia', advertised as 'the only rival to Marcus Clarke's great novel His Natural Life' (plus seven pages from the novel). Our Book No: 17518. $300 AUD.
100. Western Australia, Government of (1927). Agriculture and Land Settlement in Western Australia (Western Australia no 1: Agriculture) (1927 ed). Perth: Fred Wm Simpson, Government Printer. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (each page folded into three panes), colour cover, black & white text-photos, maps, staples rusted, some edgewear, minimal annotation front cover. The is folded pamphlet promotes the benefits of agriculture in Western Australia. Covers wheat farming, cattle, fruit growing, vinyards, and government assistance for migrants. (Estimated date, 1927, printers code.). Our Book No: 17528. $60 AUD.
101. Woodley, Ellen (editor) (1991). Medicinal Plants of Papua New Guinea: Part 1: Morobe Province, Wau, [Ecology Institute Handbook]. Weikersheim, Germany / Wau, PNG: Verlag Joef Margraf / Wau Ecology Institute. 158 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, black & white text-photos & drawings, light foxing inside front cover & title page & edges, top corner tip front cover slightly creased, minor edgewear. This handbook describes the traditional medicinal uses of over 100 species of plants currently used in Morobe Province. A cross section of geographical and cultural areas were covered during the period from 1978 to 1985. Scientific names are used throughout the book. Local names are also provided and pertain to the villages where the collection was made. The book has been written to assist health workers and administrators responsible for extending the health services available. (No 11 in a series of handbooks). Our Book No: 29974. $30 AUD.
102. Woolf, Jenny; Wakeling, Edward (introduction) (2010). The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Understanding the Author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1st ed). London: Haus Books. 326 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear jacket. Biography of the author of the children's classic Alice in Wonderland (Charles Dodgson, penname Lewis Carroll). Assesses the newly available evidence to unravel the puzzles surrounding Carroll through an understanding of the mindset of his time, making sense of the supposed contradictions in his life and work. ISBN: 9781906598686. Our Book No: 29935. $20 AUD.