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1. Anderson, Robert D., Lynch, Michael,Phillipson, Nicholas (2003). The University of Edinburgh: An Illustrated History. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 216 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour illustrations, corner tips covers little creased, covers moving outward slightly, minor edgewear. About the history of a small city college in the 16th century called the University of Edinburgh, and how it grew to be one of the world's greatest centres of education, research and learning. The authors are three of the University's leading historians. The many illustrations in colour and black & white make this a great book for everyone interested in the University or the city of Edinburgh. ISBN: 0748616462. Our Book No: 30052. $30 AUD.
2. Australia, Commonwealth of (2000). Australian Symbols. Canberra: Awards and National Symbols Branch, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 63 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. This booklet presents the formal symbols of the Commonwealth and its states and territories. The photos help to illustrate the meaning of the many symbols that are an important part of Australia. ISBN: 0642471312. Our Book No: 30025. $14 AUD.
3. Baigent, Michael,Leigh, Richard (2006). Secret Germany: Stauffenberg and the Mystical Crusade Against Hitler (Reissue ed). London: Arrow Books. 450 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. This book investigates the life of Colonel Count Claus von Stauffenberg, Chief of Staff of the Reich Reserve Army, and who attempted to assassinate Hitler. His whole life explains a troubled past to the present generation of Europeans as few have managed to do in recent history. ISBN: 9780099490067. Our Book No: 30023. $15 AUD.
4. Bailey, Jake; McCloy, Nicola (with) (2017). What Cancer Taught Me. New Zealand: Penguin Random House New Zealand. 239 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. This inspiring and uplifting book is the story of his journey from learning he had Burkitt's non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the most aggressive kind of cancer, his treatments, and a long stay in hospital, and to now being in remission. At the time of diagnosis, he was head boy at Christchurch Boys' High School. Now in remission, he is based on the Gold Coast in Australia, from where he travels to deliver inspirational speeches that draw on his experience of cancer and all that it has taught him. ISBN: 9780143770862. Our Book No: 30038. $25 AUD.
5. Beikoff, Katrina (2011). No Chopsticks Required: My Family's Unexpected Year In Shanghai (1st ed). Sydney, Warriewood: Finch Publishing. 250 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, top corner rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. The author is an award-winning journalist who accepted a one-year job on the English language newspaper The Shanghai Daily. In this book she describes the tumultuous year that she experienced with her partner and their two young children, coping with the daily life of the people in Shanghai. ISBN: 9781921462290. Our Book No: 30061. $18 AUD.
6. Bondan, Molly, Hardjono, Joan (editor),Warner, Charles (editor) (1995). In Love with a Nation: Molly Bondan and Indonesia. Sydney, Picton: Charles Warner. 240 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear, faint old price marks. Molly Bondan (1912 - 1990) was a remarkable Australian who spent more than half her life in Indonesia. Working in the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs, she wrote most of the English language speeches of President Sukarno during the years 1961 to 1965. This story has been put together in Molly's own words from her oral history tapes, radio broadcasts, and her many writings - edited by her friend Joan Hardjono, and her brother, Charles Warner. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0959203648. Our Book No: 20430A. $10 AUD.
7. Branagan, David; Cliff, Paul (editor) (2005). T. W. Edgeworth David: A Life: Geologist, Adventurer, Soldier and Knight in the Old Brown Hat. Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 648 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text- photos, colour endpaper maps, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication), owner's written name. This comprehensive biography evokes the life and achievements of Edgeworth David (1858 - 1934), celebrated geologist, Antarctic pioneer, co-founder of the Australian Tunnelling Corps in World War One, tireless campaigner for Australian and international science, prominent Sydney social identity and more. ISBN: 9780642107916. Our Book No: 17548. $40 AUD.
8. Buckley, Ken,Klugman, Kris (1983). The Australian Presence in the Pacific (1st ed). Sydney: George Allen & Unwin. 392 pp. Hardback octavo dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white photos, maps, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear top of spine, edges little creased, reverse side lightly foxed), black boards, autograph (author’s written names). The second and last volume of the centenary history of the Sydney-based business Burns, Philip & Co. The company was firmly established as a merchant in Australia and throughout the South Pacific. The book is unique in relating this big mercantile firm to its customers, regardless of their culture. A rich and varied story of a truly Australian company and a major contribution to Australian business history. Written for publication in the company's centenary year. The authors had unrestricted access to the company's records. (Autographed on title page by authors, and by Mr J D O Burns (chairman) on reverse of front free flyleaf.). ISBN: 0868610070. Our Book No: 30027. $35 AUD.
9. Cameron, A. W. (1987). A Short History of Glen Innes. Glen Innes, NSW: A.W. Cameron / Glen Innes and District Historical Society. 50 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled (little rusted), light foxing edges, top corner front cover & few pages little creased & foxed, minor edgewear, white inked correction one page, autograph (author's written name title page). A collection of newspaper articles on the history of the Glen Innes district, northern New South Wales. The author has written this book on the behalf of the Glen Innes and District Historical Society. ISBN: 0959946527. Our Book No: 30055. $30 AUD.
10. Cameron, Bruce W. (2017). A Dog's Purpose (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 319 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, corner tips on covers little bent, edges & pages lightly toned, crease in flyleaf. Delightful American novel about a dog's many lives, with a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This charming story now has a movie of the same title. ISBN: 9781760551452. Our Book No: 30018. $15 AUD.
11. Canberra, Horticultural Society of,Le Mesurier, John (2004). The Canberra Gardener: Celebrating 75 Years of Gardening in Canberra (9th ed). Canberra: Horticultural Society of Canberra Inc. 416 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour text-photos, few black & cream photos, charts, tiny bump top spine, minor edgwear corners. Heavy. This beautiful book has been written sepecially for Canberra conditions, by a team of expert and enthusiastic local garden lovers. In this new edition the emphasis is on what grows best in Canberra's climate. There are annuals, perennials, vegetables, trees and shrubs, and brand new sections on magnolias, irises, Japanese maples, hydrangeas, the ever-expanding range of Australian plants, and a final chapter of the month by month jobs to do in your garden. John Le Mesurier was the Convenor of the Editorial Committee. ISBN: 0950085030. Our Book No: 30046. $30 AUD.
12. Carr, Alan (2011). Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths (2nd ed). East Sussex: Routledge. 411 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear, corner tips rear cover little scuffed. By academic clinical psychologist (University College, Dublin). Clinical psychology has previously been preoccupied by remedying deficits and managing disabilities. This new movement focuses on the enhancement of happiness and wellbeing. The central themes of positive psychology, including happiness, hope, creativity and wisdom, are all investigated in the context of their possible applications in clinical practice. ISBN: 9780415602365. Our Book No: 30045. $35 AUD.
13. Chan Shaw, Claudia (2012). Collectomania: From Objects of Desire to Magnificent Obsession. Sydney: HarperCollins. 293 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos (few black & white), corner tips covers &b spine ends little scuffed, minor edgewear. The author is a passionate collector of many interesting collectables. In this fascinating book the author visits the world of collectors and their collections with anything from tin robots, classic cars, letters from celebrities, snow domes, books, vintage fashion, modern art, bakelite radios and wine. The author shares secrets about her own love of Humphrey Bogart memorabilia to Astro Boy. ISBN: 9780733325977. Our Book No: 30060. $22 AUD.
14. Churcher, Betty (2011). Notebooks (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 253 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos (some full-page), black & cream drawings, top corner tip rear cover scuffed, minor edgewear. This very special book is a personal tour of the author's most loved artworks, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velazquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cezanne. A trained artist, Betty's sketches reveal the secrets within the art, and the processes involved in their creation. The author is best known for making art accessible through her popular television series. ISBN: 9780522858426. Our Book No: 30039. $25 AUD.
15. Collie, Craig (2011). Nagasaki: The Massacre of the Innocent and Unknowing (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, corners front cover & near spine little creased, minor edgewear. This book is based on eye-witness accounts, contemporary diaries, letters and interviews. The author has collected the stories of the many levels of devastation suffered on that fateful day. There were 80,000 people killed as a result of the atomic bomb, half of that number instantaneously. ISBN: 9781742372891. Our Book No: 30026. $15 AUD.
16. Court, Margaret; Oldfield, Barbara (with) (2000). Winning Faith: The Margaret Court Story (New ed). Sydney: Strand Publishing. 119 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Autobiography of the Australian tennis champion who suffered despair after retirement. A spiritual breakthrough lead to her becoming pastor of a thriving Christian ministry in Perth. ISBN: 1876825138. Our Book No: 4445. $12 AUD.
17. Cresciani, Gianfranco (1988). Migrants or Mates: Italian Life in Australia (Emigranti o Compari: Vita Italiana in Australia). Sydney: Knockmore Enterprises. 286 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (many full-page), documents, some edgewear. A collection of documents about Italian migration to Australia, and Italian activities in Australia, published in support of the Australian Bicentenary celebrations. Text in English, but some documents are in the Italian language. ISBN: 0731636910. Our Book No: 17545. $25 AUD.
18. Crittenden, Victor (2005). John Lang, Australia's Larrikin Writer: Barrister, Novelist, Journalist and Gentleman (1st ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 247 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, frontispiece, map at rear, autograph (author’s written name), owner’s written name & annotations inside front cover & few pages. This is the interesting story of the life and many writings of a very important Australian novelist who was born at Parramatta in December, 1816, a second generation Australian who grew up and was educated in Sydney. He left Australia in 1836 to study at Cambridge University and at the Middle Temple, London and was admitted as a Barrister in Britain. He returned in 1841 to Sydney, he tried to establish himself here as a Barrister during the depression. He went to Calcutta in India, and became a successful writer. (Signed on title page by author & Jan Fullerton, National Library Australia, who launched the book in 2005. Annotations by book collector Alan Ives.). ISBN: 9780975723235. Our Book No: 30037. $40 AUD.
19. Darnowski, Douglas W. (2002). Triggerplants [Trigger Plants]. Dural, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing. 92 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear. The first comprehensive book on triggerplants. They reach their greatest diversity in Australia, and most of the 200 species are found here. A few species extend to India, China and Japan, with several in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Triggerplants grow in the same poor soils favoured by carnivorous plants. By American academic plant biologist who visits Australia frequently ISBN: 1877058033. Our Book No: 17543. $20 AUD.
20. Department of Agriculture, Victoria (1945). The Honey Flora of Victoria (5th ed). Melbourne: Department of Agriculture / J. J. Gourley, Government Printer. 136 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, concealed staples, thin card covers, black & white text-photos & drawings, small piece missing top spine, small tear spine, light foxing covers, pages toned, corner tips few pages little creased, minor insect damage covers & title page, few tiny holes front cover, top corner front cover missing, some edgewear. The information in this book is the result of observations of bee-keepers in different parts of Victoria made in recent years. A number of apiarists have supplied the material about the character of the honey, the time of blossoming, length of time in bud, pollen or not pollen-producing. The many drawings make this a very useful book for anyone interested in bee-keeping or collecting books with character. (Estimated date, 1940s, Trove catalogue.) Our Book No: 30062. $40 AUD.
21. Doidge, Norman (2008). The Brain that Changes Itself: stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Carlton North: Scribe Publications. 423 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. This book is about neuroplasticity, or about how the brain can change itself. The author, a research psychiatrist, travelled around the United States to meet the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, and to meet the people whose lives have been transformed. Using personal stories Dr Doidge has written a very moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature and human potential. ISBN: 9781921215827. Our Book No: 16184. $20 AUD.
22. Ellenberger, Henri F. (1994). The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry (U.K. ed). London: Fontana Press / HarperCollins. 932 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, corner tips last few pages creased, minor edgewear, thick remainder stripe. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A monumental and exhaustive book by the distinguished psychiatrist, demonstrating the long chain of development - through exorcists, magnetists, hypnotists - that lead to the dynamic psychiatry of Janet, Freud, Adler and Jung. (The scarce U.K. edition). ISBN: 0006863205. Our Book No: 17529. $80 AUD.
23. Elvey, Anne (Editor),Gormley-O'Brien, David (editor) (2013). Climate Change, Cultural Change: Religious Responses and Responsibilities. Melbourne, Preston: Mosaic Press. 220 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, tables, minor edgewear corners. This fascinating book looks at climate change and examines how hidden resources found in religious traditions can help in understanding the way our environment works. The book is a collection of 12 essays taken from a ’Climate Change - Cultural Change' symposium, held at the Centre for Theology and Ministry in Melbourne on Saturday, 29th October 2011. ISBN: 9781743240526. Our Book No: 30033. $25 AUD.
24. Fitzgerald, Ross (2010). My Name is Ross: An Alcoholic's Journey. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 226 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, autograph (owner's written name title page). The author, a well-known Australian academic and journalist, tells of his lifelong personal battle with alcohol and drugs, and how his life changed when he went with a friend to Alcohol Anonymous (AA) over 40 years ago. ISBN: 9781742231020. Our Book No: 26558. $20 AUD.
25. Forrester, Michael A. (editor) (2013). Doing Qualitative Research in Psychology (Reprint ed). London: Sage Publications. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, activity boxes, base spine bumped (with split), title page little loose, some edgewear, otherwise internally excellent (all pages firm). Provides a complete introduction to qualitative methods in psychology. A 'how to do it' manual, linked with a specifically designed set of online materials (may not be available for this secondhand copy). The text offers useful descriptions of how and why research questions are formulated and explains the importance of selecting appropriate methods for research investigations. Describes four specific qualitative methods, outlining how each of these methods can form the basis of a qualitative methods laboratory class, practical or field study. As well as covering key topics such as ethics, literature reviews and interviewing, the book also describes precisely how research reports using qualitative methods are written up. ISBN: 9781847879110. Our Book No: 17544. $25 AUD.
26. Fraser, Ian,McJannett, Margaret; Fitzgerald, Helen (illustrator) (1998). Wildflowers of the Snow Country: A Field Guide to the Australian Alps. Canberra: Vertego Press. 170 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. Describes the plants of the Australian Alps. Covers the Namadgi, Kosciuszko, Victoria's Alpine and Mount Buffalo National Parks (NSW and Victoria). The clear text descriptions and pronouncements make this a wonderful book for anyone wanting to visit the Alpine regions, or learn about the environment so richly described in the book. The beautiful watercolour illustrations add to the warmth of the book. ISBN: 0646352601. Our Book No: 26182. $22 AUD.
27. Frost, Alan (2003). The Global Reach of Empire: Britain's Maritime Expansion in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Melbourne: Miegunyah Press / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 385 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos centre spread, few maps & tables, minimal foxing jacket (minor staining reverse side bottom edge), minor edgewear. (Limited edition, 1000 copies.). ISBN: 0522850502. Our Book No: 17546. $85 AUD.
28. Gackenbach, Jayne,Bosveld, Jane (1989). Control Your Dreams: How Lucid Dreaming Can Help Uncover Your Hidden Desires, Confront Your Hidden Fears, and Explore the Frontiers of Human Consciousness (1st ed). New York: Harper & Row. 235 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth binding along spine, minor edgewear jacket, rubber stamps. First edition. About a special type of dream, a dream in which you realize you are dreaming. It is an exploration of how lucid dreams challenge our notions of what is real and what is illusion, and about what it means, after all, to be conscious. (From the library of Australian parapsychologist Harvey J. Irwin - his rubber stamp.). ISBN: 0060159332. Our Book No: 20668. $12 AUD.
29. Gaudart, Hyacinth (1999). The Trouble with Names: Forms of Address in Asia. Singapore: SNP Editions Pty Ltd. 232 pp. Paperback, very good condition, maps, spine faintly faded, bottom corner tip little creased front cover, minimal edgewear. Guides the uninitiated through the maze of Asian forms of address, this book navigates you through the background, naming system and profile of each Asian country. There are cultural tidbits to give the traveller an insight into unique cultural norms. ISBN: 9814032441. Our Book No: 20738. $10 AUD.
30. Goodman, Mary Ellen; Clark, Kenneth B. (introduction) (1964). Race Awareness in Young Children (Revised ed). New York: Collier Books. 351 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, tables, top edge lightly foxed, spine ends little worn, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: A Cultural Anthropologist's Study of How Racial Attitudes Begin among Four-Year-Olds. A study of race awareness in 104 nursery school children, both white and black, in a large northeastern American city. Even 4-yos, especially white, show the early signs of bigotry. Published by arrangement with Anti-defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Our Book No: 20654. $10 AUD.
31. Gore, Da'Vella; Keown, Wallace (illustrator) (1998). This Blessed Life. Wanaka, NZ: Da'Vella Gore / Distributed by D. Gibb. 124 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear corners. Autobiography of a New Zealand artist and art teacher. Impulsive by nature, she went out for a pound of butter, and came back with a church. This is her story told with warmth and humour. Her life is drastically changed by a near fatal car crash. She picks up the threads of her busy creative life, and follows her dreams. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 047305602X. Our Book No: 20672. $15 AUD.
32. Gore, Margaret (1998). Taking Control: A New Approach to Living with Arthritis. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 182 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. By an Australian medical journalist. Aims to help people who suffer from arthritis to take control of their bodies, rather than feel at the mercy of their illness. ISBN: 1864486910. Our Book No: 1037. $10 AUD.
33. Graham, Helen (1995). A Picture of Health: How to Use Guided Imagery for Self-healing and Personal Growth. London: Piatkus. 316 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Psychology lecturer, Keele University, describes the therapeutic benefit of guided imagery, based on her popular visualisation and healing workshops. ISBN: 0749914254. Our Book No: 12196. $10 AUD.
34. Griffith, John (1980). A History of Kangaroo Valley Australia (Reprint ed). Kangaroo Valley, NSW: Kangaroo Valley Historical Society. 104 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, top corner tips covers & last few pages little creased, minor edgewear. A history of this scenic locality in the southern highlands of New South Wales. ISBN: 095960670X. Our Book No: 12060. $10 AUD.
35. Griffiths, Max (1992). The Hungry Heart. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 176 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white maps, colour photos, minimal edgewear. A compelling account of the difficult life in Australian Aboriginal communities - some of the most scattered and isolated on earth. The author worked for the Australian Inland Mission from 1964 to 1985, and was Superintendent for the last 11 years. ISBN: 0864174861. Our Book No: 20708. $12 AUD.
36. Grocott, Allan M. (1985). Gleanings from Glen Innes. Wee Waa, NSW: Allan M. Grocott. 115 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). A collection of newspaper and other articles on the history of the Glen Innes district, New England district, northern New South Wales. The author and his wife love living in this small town, and have dedicated the book which is a selection of editorials, research articles, reminiscences and addresses to the people of Glen Innes. ISBN: 0959679715. Our Book No: 30056. $20 AUD.
37. Gunn, John (1988). The Defeat of Distance: Qantas 1919 - 1939 (1st p/b ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 438 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear corners. First volume in the history of Qantas, Australia's national airline, which initially flew in Queensland and the Northern Territory. ISBN: 0702221546. Our Book No: 15366. $16 AUD.
38. Gunn, John (1990). Challenging Horizons: Qantas 1939 - 1954 (1st p/b ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 480 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, inside covers toned, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. Second volume in the history of Qantas, Australia's national airline, including service during the Second World War (WW2). ISBN: 0702222054. Our Book No: 9803. $20 AUD.
39. Habermas, Jurgen (2005). The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Polity Press. 430 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, spine ends little rubbed, cover laminate coating little lifting corners, minor fading spine & rear cover along spine. The noted philosopher examines the theoretical and philosophical contours of modern society. He traces the contemporary critiques of modernity back to their philosophical origins in the work of Marx, Nietzsche, Heidegger and others. He offers a critical analysis of a wide range of contemporary thinkers, including Foucault, Derrida, Bataille, Lyotard, and Luhmann. Using his own theoretical framework, he then shows other ways of responding to the tensions and conflicts of the modern era. (Translated from German.). ISBN: 0745608302. Our Book No: 30016. $30 AUD.
40. Hall, Chris (2016). Wild Barossa: How Plants, People and Wildlife Connect. Tanunda, SA: Openbook Howden Print & Design. 65 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. This beautiful book is about the wildlife and plants that make the Barossa Valley very special. Over 100 mainly local people have contributed to this book. The author makes wildlife, plants and agriculture an important part of the Barossa community. The many photos bring the text to life. ISBN: 9780994613905. Our Book No: 30040. $30 AUD.
41. Hardy, Marieke (2011). You'll be Sorry When I'm Dead. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 296 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The Australian screen writer, blogger and radio broadcaster provides an amazingly honest and funny recounting of her eccentric situations and pleasures, and the unusual people in her life. Best known for her appearance on the ABC TV First Tuesday Book Club. ISBN: 9781742377261. Our Book No: 17533. $12 AUD.
42. Hinch, Derryn; Rule, Chris (illustrator) (2009). I Beat the Booze and You Can Too. Melbourne: Cocoon Lodge. 183 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, top corner tip creased front cover, minor edgewear. The Australian media personality (later politician) tells honestly and frankly the depth to which the booze took him, and of his successful road back. ISBN: 9780980572605. Our Book No: 30022. $30 AUD.
43. Horniman, Joanne,Roennfeld, Robert (illustrator) (1996). Billygoat Goes Wild. Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus / Scholastic. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour illustrations (mostly full-page), tiny dent front cover. A children's picture story about chickens. The beautiful illustrations which Robert Roennfeld has done using conte, coloured pencil, oil paint and pastel on Stonehenge paper make this a wonderful book for children, and adults who like children's books. The simple text will suit all ages. ISBN: 1862912939. Our Book No: 20665. $15 AUD.
44. Hughes, Cledwyn,Foreman, Michael (illustrator) (1969). The King who Lived on Jelly and Other Stories (Special Australian ed). London / Sydney: Routledge & Kegan / New Century Press. 186 pp. Paperback, very good condition, purple & white illustrated flexible covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, rear white cover marked (small scuffed spot), few bottom page corners creased (bookmarks), minor edgewear, rubber stamps. This school reader has a selection of stories which have interesting titles such as: The Seller of Sunshine and Controller of Rainbows, The Lamb with the Tongue of Gold, and Five Good Dogs with Cold Noses. Our Book No: 30034. $12 AUD.
45. Hutton, Drew,Connors, Libby (1999). A History of the Australian Environmental Movement (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos centre spread, some creasing & marking fore-edge, minor edgewear. A unique and important study by two academics from Queensland. They trace the environmental movement in Australia from the first visionaries who pushed to preserve our native fauna, and to improve sanitation in our cities - to the modern mass social movement (for example, Lake Pedder, Kakadu, Fraser Island). ISBN: 052145686X. Our Book No: 2662. $20 AUD.
46. Jarratt, Maisie (1992). Embroidery Beading Designs and Techniques (1st ed). Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo Press. 72 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), black & white plate (frontispiece), colour plates, tiny dent front cover, minimal edgewear. This book is a followup to her successful How to Bead: French Embroidery Beading. This book has new designs based on combinations of the basic techniques, which take on a new look in a different context. Some of the designs use the more advanced technique of French frame beading, but most use the simpler techniques. A very expensive-looking garment can be created for only a small outlay. ISBN: 0864174799. Our Book No: 30057. $30 AUD.
47. Johnson, Phyllis,Elder, Jean (1946). Robbie's Trip to Fairyland. Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. Unnum 36 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, thick pictorial board cover (black cloth spine, covers staples), full-page colour drawings, sepia (brown-tinted drawings), rubbed patch top edge inside front cover, pages lightly toned (notably first & last page), minor edgewear & scuffing. (Estimated date, 1946, Trove.) Children's picture story in which Robbie, lying in bed, is visited by an elf who takes him to visit Fairyland. Muir 3792. Our Book No: 17541. $30 AUD.
48. Johnson, Phyllis,Elder, Jean (1950). Robbie's Birthday Wish. Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. 36 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, thick pictorial board cover (grey cloth spine, covers staples), full-page colour drawings, sepia (brown-tinted drawings), pages lightly toned (notably first & last page), minor edgewear & scuffing. (Estimated date, 1950, Trove.) Children’s picture story in which Robbie is granted his birthday wish to visit Fairyland. Muir 3793. Our Book No: 17539. $35 AUD.
49. Jolliffe, Eric (1971). Jolliffe's outback: Cartoons * Australiana: Aboriginal Portrait for Framing. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 56 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled (rusted), black & white cartoons, adverts inside front cover & rear cover, pages lightly toned, some spinewear, minor edgewear. More iconic Jolliffe cartoons about Saltbush Bill and Witchetty's tribe. Plus some Sandy Blight cartoons. Includes a report on the Aboriginal Olympics at Yuendumu, Central Australia, attended by 2000 indigenous people. (Estimated date, 1971.). Our Book No: 7602. $20 AUD.
50. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 89: Cartoons * Australiana: Aboriginal Portrait for Framing. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 52 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white cartoons & few text-photos, corner tip creased front cover, top corner rear cover & few pages faintly creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. More iconic Jolliffe cartoons (not named as Saltbush Bill and Witchetty's tribe), including some Sandy Blight comic strips. Portrait of David Gumpill, film star. Illustrated commentary on the Gulf Country, and also Beaconsfield homestead, central Queensland. Our Book No: 14857. $20 AUD.
51. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 97: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 56 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled (rusted), black & white cartoons, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. Iconic Jolliffe cartoons about saltbush Bill and Witchetty's tribe. This issue pays tribute to sheep, a mainstay of Australia's prosperity. Plus a visit to Clayton Farm, Bordertown, South Australia. Our Book No: 7190. $15 AUD.
52. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 100 Special Issue: Cartoons and Australiana. [Sydney]: [E. Jolliffe]. 80 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, stapled (rusted), black & white cartoons, pages notably toned as common, few pages with faded printing, minor edgewear & scuffing. More iconic Jolliffee cartoons about Saltbush Bill and Witchetty's tribe. Celebrates issue no. 100 with more pages. Things have not changed over 30 years of cartooning. Jolliffe thanks The Bulletin and the publications of Associated Press for publishing his cartoons. Also has features on boab trees and on hunting crocodiles. (No publisher details, this issue.). Our Book No: 15038. $10 AUD.
53. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 95: Cartoons and Australiana: Study for Framing. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 56 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, stapled (rusted), black & white cartoons, minimal vertical fold most pages, pages lightly toned, spine little worn, minor edgewear. Iconic Jolliffe cartoons. Saltbush solves the energy crisis with his bullock team, and Witchetty'sTribe is hilarious. Jolliffe reports on historic Albany, Western australia. Our Book No: 17557. $15 AUD.
54. Jolliffe, Eric (No Date). Jolliffe's Outback, no 99: Cartoons and Australiana: Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. Unnum 56 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, stapled (rusted), black & white cartoons, bottom edge patch front cover & few pages stained, top corner tips pages little creased, top corner rear cover & inside pages faintly creased, pages lightly toned, some edgewear, bookshop rubber stamp, texta price mark front cover. As well as the usual iconic Jolliffe cartoons about Saltbush Bill and Witchetty's tribe, a Tasmanian farm is visited, gates and outback fences are looked at, and Aboriginal food gathering is discussed. Plus a few Sandy Blight cartoons. (Estimated date, about 1976.). Our Book No: 11144. $10 AUD.
55. King, Hazel (1980). Elizabeth Macarthur and Her World. Sydney: Sydney University Press (SUP). 227 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, spine jacket lightly faded, minor edgewear, owner’s bookplate, owner’s written name. Hazel writes about pioneer Elizabeth Macarthur's arrival in Australia in 1790, and her role in running Elizabeth Farm and her husband John Macarthur’s other pastoral properties during his time in England in 1801, and again after his involvement in the Rum Rebellion between 1809 and 1817. The centre of her life was her husband and her children, but she became an astute businesswoman. ISBN: 0424000806. Our Book No: 12122. $20 AUD.
56. Klots, Alexander B. (1983). Butterflies of the World (Reprint ed). New York: Bantam Books. 159 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, colour text-photos, faint foxing title page, rear cover top corner creased, minor edgewear. A handy guide book to more than 50 butterfly, skipper and moth families of the world. These remarkable creatures come to life in the vivid, full-colour photographs and authoritative description of each family. ISBN: 0553236793. Our Book No: 20724. $10 AUD.
57. Laing, Jennifer (1993). The Art of Making Teddy Bears (Reprint ed) [Milner Craft Series]. Sydney, Rozelle: Sally Milner Publishing. 64 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, color photos, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. Approaches the topic of bear-making from its historical beginnings, and traces the changes that teddy bears have undergone over the years. Also a highly practical book, including three original patterns of varying complexity, accompanied by detailed instructions. ISBN: 1863510990. Our Book No: 17542. $16 AUD.
58. Langoulant, Allan (1998). A for Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Envirobook. 32 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. Australian children's picture book. Follow Kanga, the kangaroo, as he travels around Australia and through the alphabet. Go on a great adventure and discover Australia's history and culture through its people, places, plants and animals. The delightful illustrations will appeal to very young children, and older children will love to discover new words. ISBN: 0858811618. Our Book No: 20611. $10 AUD.
59. Lasseter, Harold (1986). Lasseter's Diary. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 95 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, card cover, drawings, minor edgewear. A facsimile of a field diary kept by Harold Lasseter. It was originally purchased by Ion Idriess, who included a transcription in his book on Lasseter, published in 1931. The original diary is now in the Mitchell Library. The legendary explorer claimed to have found a gold reef in the Northern Territory desert, but his claim remains controversial as he left no details of its exact location. ISBN: 0207154791. Our Book No: 16220. $18 AUD.
60. Lindall, Edward (1961). The Killers of Karawala (1st ed). London: Hutchinson & Co. 205 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, light foxing edges, reverse side & endpapers jacket lightly foxed (flap clipped, spine ends little worn, few tiny holes rear fore-edge, minor edgewear), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian crime fiction novel about a small group of scientists digging for pre-historic skeletons in Central Australia. The dry forbidding, hostile land plays harshly on the emotions of the four men, and tensions soon erupt into violence. Our Book No: 30030. $18 AUD.
61. Lindall, Edward (1966). Northward the Coast (Reprint ed). London: William Heinemann. 252 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, light foxing edges, endpapers & flyleaf lightly foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (flap clipped & little foxed, spine ends worn, slight loss bottom corners), owner's written name in pencil free flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian crime fiction novel about a professional hunter who is under the constant watchful eye of the police. He takes off to the bush with two Portuguese political prisoners and a woman by the name of Ruth Watkins. This novel is indeed high adventure. Our Book No: 30031. $20 AUD.
62. Lindall, Edward (1972). A Lively Form of Death (1st ed). London: Constable. 183 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, light foxing top edge, small mark top edge, small mark front free flyleaf, minor edgewear jacket (flap clipped), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian crime fiction novel about a man named Gregory Lander, a happy drop-out who camps on the shores of a large billabong in the hunting plains of Northern Australia. A car with a girl and two men breaks down near him which is 125 miles and four days walk to get help. Lander is a threat to the men because he has seen their crime syndicate's plane land and take off at nights at a nearby abandoned airstrip. The tension cracks and Lander's future confronts him in a scene of savagery at the water's edge. Who will survive? ISBN: 0094586004. Our Book No: 30032. $20 AUD.
63. Longstaff, Dr Simon (2017). Everyday Ethics: The Daily Decisions You Make and How They Shape the World (Reprint ed). Sydney, Edgecliff: Ventura Publishing. 281 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. In this fascinating book about leading a more ethical life, the author uses a broad range of topics and examples to provoke eye-opening reflection and discussion. Written by Australia's leading authority on ethics. ISBN: 9781925183429. Our Book No: 30053. $35 AUD.
64. Mallison, John (1998). Mentoring to Develop Disciples and Leaders. Sydney / Adelaide: Scripture Union / Openbook Publishers. 206 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Includes study guides and trainers notes. A thorough and practical guide to mentoring in the Christian church, anchored in Jesus Christ as a model for personal growth and ministry. In addition, shows wide knowledge of counselling and adult learning literature. The author is an internationally respected Australian Christian minister, who now runs a training ministry for introducing new disciples into church positions with encouragement of crosscultural perspectives. ISBN: 0859108953. Our Book No: 13229. $15 AUD.
65. Maltby, Peg (1948). Meet Mr Cobbledick! Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, thick pictorial board covers, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, spiral binding (covered by tan cloth spine as issued, spine ends worn), covers little creased & scuffed (top corner covers creased), few faint marks title page, pages faintly toned, some edgewear. First & only edition. A collectible Australian children's picture story about Paul and his adventures with Archie Cobbledick the gnome. Muir 4656.(Estimated date, 1948, Trove catalogue. The scarce dustjacket is missing.) Our Book No: 16177. $40 AUD.
66. McCallum, Fiona (2013). Nowhere Else (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Mira Books. 376 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This Australian romance novel is about Nicola Harvey, a current affairs reporter (top of her profession as a journalist) who is sent to a town named "Nowhere Else" to report on the effects of the drought. Along the way she found her own story. ISBN: 9781743567708. Our Book No: 30050. $18 AUD.
67. McMahon, Don S.; McMahon, Jill (illustrator) (1992). Eucalypts for Enthusiasts: A Guide to the Identification of Eucalypts Found in South-Eastern Australia (2nd ed). Melbourne: Don S. McMahon. 128 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, recycled paper, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. The purpose of this book is to provide a key to be used in the identification of the eucalypts of south-eastern Australia. The author states that the key can only be used for eucalypts native to that region. It will not be appropriate for garden species growing in southeastern Australia whose origins are in other regions of Australia. A very useful reference book for botanists, apiarists, seed collectors, horticulturists, oil distillers and tree lovers. ISBN: 0646023721. Our Book No: 29235. $30 AUD.
68. Moe, Steven (2015). St Mark's Northbridge: A Visual History Celebrating the First 100 Years (Reprint ed). Sydney, Northbridge: St Mark's, Northbridge. 441 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, bottom corner tip front cover little creased, tiny scuff spine ends, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). The story of St Mark's Anglican Church in Northbridge, compiled by Steven Moe. The church has had regular services since 1919. Traces the history back from those early days until now. Each chapter is about a particular decade and provides a visual history of that period through more than 390 images of old photos, letters, service sheets, articles and more. Published to honour the memory of the people involved in St Mark's. Our Book No: 30059. $35 AUD.
69. Molomby, Tom (1986). Spies Bombs and the Path of Bliss (Ananda Marga and the Hilton Bombing). Sydney: Potoroo Press. 424 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, top edge lightly foxed, some edgewear, old price marks, owner's written name & date. In 1979, three members of the Ananda Marga were convicted of conspiracy to murder, some months after the bombing the Sydney Hilton Hotel. A case study in a serious miscarriage of justice, including police verbals, the evidence of an unreliable witness, and ASIO and Special Branch involvement. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0949764035. Our Book No: 12216. $10 AUD.
70. Morris, Desmond (1994). Bodytalk: A World Guide to Gestures [Body Talk]. London: Jonathan Cape. 231 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings. Heavy. First edition. A worldwide field study of over 600 gestures - postures, facial expressions and other non-verbal signs - each illustrated, and classified alphabetically. The most complete guide ever published. By the author of "The Naked Ape" and "The Human Zoo". ISBN: 0224039695. Our Book No: 15495. $25 AUD.
71. Neil, W. D. (1989). A Tour Along Old Northern Road from Castle Hill to Wisemans Ferry (2nd revised ed). Sydney, Castle Hill: Hills District Historical Society. 22 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover, maps, front cover corner tip creased, rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. The author gives a brief outline of the road's history, and that of some of the places of historical interest in this northwestern Sydney locality. (Possibly a reprint rather than technically revised, as the text seems the same as the 1983 printing.). ISBN: 0959580638. Our Book No: 29633A. $10 AUD.
72. Niall, Brenda (2017). Can You Hear the Sea? My Grandmother's Story. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 276 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, family tree, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear bottom edge, top corner little scuffed). The Australian biographer tells the story of her grandmother who came to Australia in 1888, from Liverpool. Agnes Jane Maguire was a strong, independent woman who was a teacher in country schools prior to her marriage to a Riverina grazier whose large, powerful family were uncertain about a newcomer with her own ideas. Aggie made her own choices and was an enduring influence on her descendants. ISBN: 9781925498790. Our Book No: 30054. $26 AUD.
73. Norris, Christopher (1984). The Deconstructive Turn: Essays in the Rhetoric of Philosophy (1st p/b ed). New York: Methuen. 201 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few scratches front cover, light foxing edges, spine & covers little faded (text little faded rear cover but readable), minor edgewear. Examines the deconstructionist challenge in a series of closely-argued essays on philosophers Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, J. L. Austin, Gilbert Ryle and Saul Kripke. Also examines the interpretative strategies forced upon literary critics in the efforts to master the ambivalent rhetorics of fiction, poetry and philosophy. A fresh and productive look at links between philosophy and literary theory. ISBN: 0416361404. Our Book No: 30029. $15 AUD.
74. O Broin, Leon (1971). Fenian Fever: An Anglo-American Dilemma. London: Chatto & Windus. 264 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, flap clipped jacket (minor edgewear & edge tears), old price marks. The Irish historian describes the abortive Fenian uprising of 1867 and its aftermath (a serious threat to Anglo-American relations). SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0701117494. Our Book No: 12204. $10 AUD.
75. Oakley, Graham (1978). The Church Mouse (Reprint ed). London: Macmillan Children's. Unnum 36 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A charming story about Arthur the church mouse, and Sampson the church cat. Rediscover this heart-warming children's tale, in this first book in the classic series. ISBN: 0333235762. Our Book No: 10397. $15 AUD.
76. Oppenheimer, Melanie (2006). Oceans of Love: Narrelle: An Australian Nurse in World War 1. Sydney: ABC Books. 272 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, single colour text-photos, minor edgewear. In this very special book that captures the ANZAC spirit, nurse Narrelle Hobbes left her comfortable life in Australia to go to London to join the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. By 1915 she was in Malta, healing the wounded from Gallipoli, then transferred to Sicily, then India and Mesopotamia, to deal with the fall-out from other fronts. Exhausted and ill, she convalesced in the hill stations of the Himalayas. The author uses Narelle's letters and photos to trace one woman's extraordinary journey through the exhilaration and tragedy of the 'war to end all wars'. ISBN: 0733317103. Our Book No: 30044. $25 AUD.
77. Page, Nick, Bicknell, Joanna,Hutchinson, Tim (Illustrator) (2013). Mouseton Abbey: The Missing Diamond (1st ed). Hertfordshire: Make Believe Ideas. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback wide quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket. Children’s picture story based on Downton Abbey TV series. It is Cheesemas at Mouseton Abbey. The Mouseton family pass around their most precious treasure - the Great Big Cheesy Diamond and everyone gets to make a wish. This year the Diamond is missing, and Lord Mouseton and his helpers have to search for it. Will they find it in time? The charming illustrations will delight any age. ISBN: 9781782356141. Our Book No: 30024. $20 AUD.
78. Perkins, Rachel (editor),Langton, Marcia (editor); Atkinson, Wayne (with), Boyce, James (with), Kimber, RG (with), Kinnane, Steve (with),Pascoe, Bruce (with) (2010). First Australians (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 286 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, front & rea hinges little split (pages firm), small mark bottom edge, minor edgewear corners. The dramatic story of the collision of two worlds that created contemporary Australia. Seven of Australia's leading historians reveal the true stories of individuals - both black and white - caught in an epic drama of friendship, revenge, loss and victory in Australia's most transformative period in history. Based on the SBS award-winning series. ISBN: 9780522857269. Our Book No: 30047. $22 AUD.
79. Proudfoot, Peter, Maguire, Roslyn,Freestone, Robert (2000). Colonial City Global City: Sydney's International Exhibition 1879. Sydney, Darlinghurst: Crossing Press. 283 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear corners. This is the first full-length look at Sydney's Garden Palace Exhibition, 1879 - a unique and timely survey of the first time the world's eyes were on Sydney. The Garden Palace, erected in the Botanic Gardens housed a variety of exhibits. Traces Sydney's first encounter with the allure of global attention. Architecture, landscape, politics, popular and high culture blend to recover a large piece of Sydneys's lost history. This book will be of interest to anyone with an interest in Australia's early history. ISBN: 0957829116. Our Book No: 30049. $30 AUD.
80. Rader, Melvin; Laski, Harold J. (preface) (1939). No Compromise: The Conflict Between Two Worlds. London: Left Book Club / Victor Gollancz. 381 pp. Paperback, good condition, card covers (spine little creased during manufacture), pages & covers lightly toned, rear cover lightly foxed, top corner tips pages faintly creased, minor edgewear corners. The struggle between two worlds (democracy and fascism). Written by a lecturer of philosophy, University of Washington. He leaves the traditional themes of philosophy to write about the dangers fascism for the survival of philosophy, and for demographic society in general. Our Book No: 20699. $10 AUD.
81. Reid, Dr Richard (1998). The Burma Thailand Railway 1942 - 1943. Canberra: Department of Veterans Affairs / Federal Government Commemorative Program. 33 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, stiffened card covers, maps inside front & rear covers, black & white illustrations, spine slightly rubbed, minor edgewear. This pamphlet has been written to mark the opening of The Hellfire Pass Memorial to honour the men who worked on the Burma Thailand Railway which saw thousands of Australian POWs working to build the railway in 1942 - 1943. ISBN: 0642399506. Our Book No: 30051. $25 AUD.
82. Robertson & Mullens, publisher; St John, P. R. H. (foreword) (1944). Australian Wild-flowers: A Popular Introduction to the Wild-flowers of Australia, with Notes on Their Characteristics and the Localities Where They May be Found (With Notes on Their Garden Cultivation and Identification Lists) (4th ed) [National Handbook]. Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. 32 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, pictorial card covers, stapled (rusted), colour & black & white drawings, few marks rear cover, covers little toned as common, some edgewear (mainly spine ends), written & dated dedication, rubber stamp. Fourth edition. A popular introduction to the wild-flowers of Australia, with notes on their characteristics and the localities where they may be found. There are 28 illustrations, including 16 in full colour. This is a great little pamphlet to have for anyone interested in Australia’s wonderful flora. (No 9 in this series of handbooks. Illustration blocks generously paid for by the Shell Company. Foreword from Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.). Our Book No: 20660. $10 AUD.
83. Rocke, Tompsitt (1938). Rocke, Tompsitt & Co. Pty Ltd Price List of Drugs, Chemicals and Druggists Sundries. Melbourne: Rocke, Tompsitt & Co. 120 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, thin green card cover, hidden staples, tabbed index fore-edge, company adverts, hole top corner near spine (for hanging by string), reverse side front cover edge little scuffed, corner tip creased few pages, minor edgewear & tiny edge tears, rubber stamp front cover. A scarce catalogue for this Melbourne-based company that supplied chemicals, drugs and other goods to chemist shops (druggists). Organised by categories (according to a thumbed index). Most of the products are sold on behalf of other companies, some of whom have provided adverts. Our Book No: 17534. $90 AUD.
84. Rolls, Eric (1993). Sojourners: Flowers and the Wide Sea: The Epic Story of China's Centuries-old Relationship with Australia (Small p/b ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 531 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, map, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear. A remarkable scholarly history of the Chinese interaction with Australia, based on 25 years research. Most familiar is Chinese migration to the goldfields, which lead to the White Australia Policy. Other important themes covered are gambling (a passion that the Chinese shared with Europeans), health and sickness - in particular opium smoking and the strange story of leprosy and smallpox, and role in the Pacific. ISBN: 0702225398. Our Book No: 13041. $25 AUD.
85. Saffioti, Trina,Prewett, Maggie (illustrator) (2008). The Old Frangipani Tree at Flying Fish Point. Broome, WA: Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation. Unnum 26 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, minimal edgewear. A wonderful children's picture story set in the small Queensland town of Flying Fish Point, in the 1950s. The author states that this is a true story based on her grandmother. The bright colourful drawings will delight any age. ISBN: 9781921248603. Our Book No: 30042. $18 AUD.
86. Semmler, Clement (1987). The Banjo of the Bush: The Life and Times of A. B. (Banjo) Paterson (2nd ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 263 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. An important study of Australia's most famous poet and balladeer (apart perhaps from Henry Lawson). ISBN: 070220921X. Our Book No: 8739. $10 AUD.
87. Simone, Rudy (2010). Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 236 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner front & bottom corner rear cover little creased, bottom corners last few pages little creased, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. This handbook is written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old, and anyone who wants to understand Asperger's Syndrome. Valuable advice on all the aspects of both personal and professional life from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance, and marriage. Also covers employment, career, rituals, and routines, depression, meltdowns, and being misunderstood. ISBN: 9781849058261. Our Book No: 30043. $25 AUD.
88. Sparks, Jervis; Ferrara, Cesare (graphics) (1992). Tales from Barranjoey. Sydney: Jervis Sparks. 202 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos (few drawings), maps (including endpapers), fold-out family tree at rear, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). The author and his wife Bridget live in one of the Barranjoey Lighthouse keepers' cottages which they have restored to the 1800s original ambience, still without electricity, enjoying a lifestyle in harmony with nature. This wonderful book is packed with important information and photos about this very special part of Palm Beach, Sydney. Front endpapers: survey plans. Rear endpapers: NSW lighthouse locations and their individual characteristics. ISBN: 0646070320. Our Book No: 26609. $20 AUD.
89. Stanton, Jenny (editor) (1992). The Australian Geographic Book of the Canning Stock Route. Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 140 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, lift-out map MISSING, otherwise very good condition, maps, colour text photos (some full-page), front cover corner lightly creased, inside covers & edges, minimally foxed, bottom strip rear cover little faded, minor edgewear. The first edition of this comprehensive illustrated guide to the Canning Stock Route, Western Australia, features its history, when it was first identified to use as a stock route and, more recently, a challenging four-wheel-drive destination, and the landscape and the rich variety of plants and animals that it supports. With over nearly 200 exceptional photographs and detailed maps, this book is an invaluable guide to the Canning Stock Route. ISBN: 1862760039. Our Book No: 30020. $20 AUD.
90. Stodart, Eleanor (2000). The Story of Archie the Whale and How He Missed the Olympics (1st ed). Sydney, Annandale: Envirobook. 48 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Australian children's picture book about humpback whales, in the same year as the Olympic Games were held in Sydney. This great story would be suitable for 8 years and older. ISBN: 0858811766. Our Book No: 20607. $10 AUD.
91. Tink, Andrew (2013). Air Disaster Canberra: The Plane Crash that Destroyed a Government (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 309 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, black & white photos, minimal edgewear jacket. The story of the Hudson bomber carrying ten people, including three cabinet ministers, which crashed into a ridge near Canberra Airport in August, 1940. Recreates in detail one of the most tense moments in Australian history, and one that changed the course of the nation, leading the replacement of the Robert Menzies government by the John Curtin labor government in 1941. ISBN: 9781742233574. Our Book No: 28407. $40 AUD.
92. Trezise, Percy (2015). The Owl People. Sydney: HarperCollins Children's Books. Unnum 30 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. A beautifully illustrated children's picture book (from Aboriginal mythology) about the white-faced owl and the red mopoke owl who were brothers, and with their two sisters were travelling north looking for their grandmother, the old mopoke woman. Along the way they have many adventures. ISBN: 9780207177033. Our Book No: 30041. $18 AUD.
93. Udy, Enid,Udy, Richard (2007). Sea, Sand and Sunburnt Country: The Story of an Australian Pioneering Family: John and Myrah White. [Sydney]: Enid & Richard Udy. 99 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. Traces the White family (Methodist clergy) who migrated from England to South Australia, then to Sydney and Bathurst. (Estimated date, 2007, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 17532. $50 AUD.
94. van Zeller, Marcia (2015). The Capes: Who Were the Real Heroes of the Georgette Disaster? Perth: Marcia van Zeller. 215 pp. Paperback, very good condition, map, minor edgewear corners. This novel is the creative component of the author's PhD thesis. The novel is fictional, but the sinking of the Georgette - badly damaged and carrying 50 crew and passengers, was wrecked in heavy surf off the coast of Western Australia in 1876 - is true. Legend says that a 16-year-old girl named Grace Bussell and an Aboriginal stockman named Sam Isaacs, carried the survivors to safety after Sam and Grace plunged their horses into the ocean. In this historical novel the much-loved Georgette legend is questioned and unsung heroes given their due. ISBN: 9780646936093. Our Book No: 30048. $20 AUD.
95. Warne, Catherine (2005). Pictorial History: Lower North Shore (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Kingsclear Books. 139 pp. Paperback oblong large quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, rear cover lightly scratched, minor edgewear. Richly illustrated history of the Lower North Shore in Sydney. This book displays a collection of photos - which include Lavender Bay, Milson's Point, Neutral Bay, Crows Nest, Cremorne Gardens, St Leonards, Willoughby, Chatswood, Gore Hill Cemetery, and many other photos of interest to anyone wanting to learn about this fascinating part of Sydney. ISBN: 0908272839. Our Book No: 30017. $22 AUD.
96. Watts, Alfred Bridge (editor) (1996). Birds of the Central Coast, Kincumber and Matcham. Berowra Heights, NSW: Alfred Bridge Watts. 72 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, card cover, stapled, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. From front cover: An account of the birds seen in the Kincumber and Matcham regions - and elsewehere on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Among them are the pelicans, the wood ducks, the honeyeaters, the cormorants, the fairy-wrens, the galahs, the magpies, the eagles - to mention just a few. Our Book No: 17547. $20 AUD.
97. West, Janet (1987). Innings of Grace: A Life of Bishop W. G. Hilliard. Sydney: Trinity Grammar School / Standard Publishing House (Printer). 158 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, few tiny marks title page, edges lightly foxed, inside covers lightly toned, front hinge slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear. A biography of "The Bishop" as William George Hilliard was known in the media, in the 1940s and 1950s. The biography is being published on the occasion of the centenary of his birth, and of the 75th anniversary of Trinity Grammar School. ISBN: 0959825290. Our Book No: 30035. $15 AUD.
98. White, Michael (2011). Narrative Practice: Continuing the Conversations. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 202 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, top corner tips few pages little creased. This book presents the sharp, compassionate, and elegant writing the author left behind, none of it ever before published. He was one of the founders of narrative therapy, and this book is his complete, polished papers that were presented at conferences, unfinished papers, interviews, and paragraphs of "thoughts". There is additional material from Cheryl White, co-director of the Dulwich Centre, David Denborough, David Epston, and Jill Freedman who were all involved with Michael White and his important work. The book has the final writings by the author, and his conversations he began decades ago. ISBN: 9780393706925. Our Book No: 30058. $35 AUD.
99. Whiteley, Brett,Pearce, Barry; Robertson, Brian, Whiteley, Wendy,Hayman, Charlotte (1995). Brett Whiteley: Art and Life (1st ed). Sydney / London: Art Gallery of New South Wales / Thames & Hudson. 240 pp. Paperback square folio (with flaps) (27.8 x 26.2 cm), very good condition, colour plates (of paintings), black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Flyleaf subtitle includes: "Art & Life 1939 - 1992." Barry Pearce, Head Curator of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, comprehensively overviews Brett Whiteley's life and art. Bryan Robertson describes the artist's years in London. Wendy Whiteley, the artist's wife and companion for over 30 years, contributes an intimate portrait of the man behind the work. Superbly illustrated with 180 colour plates and 40 black & white drawings. A fitting tribute to one of Australia's most significant artists, who tragically died at age 53 in 1992. ISBN: 0731050037. Our Book No: 13057. $60 AUD.
100. Wild, Margaret,Young, Noela (illustrator) (1993). Toby (1st ed). Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, good plus condition, colour drawings (mostly full-page), cancelled EX-LIBRARY (library stickers, covered barcode front cover), some edgewear & bumping, internally excellent, bookplate (donation). First edition. A children's picture story about a beautiful old dog who is dying, and who has been Sara's constant companion since she was a baby, but now she is angry with him. Her two younger brothers don't understand her anger. Later they understand there are many ways of expressing grief and of coming to terms with change. This moving and unforgettable story is brought brilliantly to life by Noela Young's exquisite, evocative watercolour illustrations. (Bookplate: Donated to Fisher Library by Maurice Saxby, Australian educator and children's books expert.). ISBN: 1862910871. Our Book No: 17538. $25 AUD.
101. Willsteed, Theresa (editor) (2007). A Grand Obsession: The DS Mitchell Story (1st ed). Sydney: State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW). 54 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, minimal edgewear. This book has been published in association with the exhibition 'A Grand Obsession: The DS Mitchell Story', a free exhibition from 18 June to 30 September 2007. A interesting way to learn about his wonderful collection left to the State Library. (Inside front cover: David Scott Mitchell's bookplate,.). ISBN: 0731371771. Our Book No: 30036. $30 AUD.
102. Yong, C. F. (1977). The New Gold Mountain: The Chinese in Australia 1901 - 1921 (1st ed). Adelaide, Richmond: Raphael Arts. 301 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white illustrations, edgewear dustjacket, small mark flyleaf, few edge tears dustjacket, reverse dustjacket lightly toned, spine dustjacket rubbed, dustjacket little rubbed, corner tips dustjacket little scuffed. This carefully researched book provides essential information about the Chinese communities during much of the 19th century and the first two decades of the 29th century. The book is a social history of the Chinese in Australia. It looks at the Chinese responses to the White Australia policy and political upheavals in China. The socio-economic structure of the Chinese communities as well as their social, economic and cultural life is analysed. A wonderful book for anyone interested to learn about the Chinese in Australia. ISBN: 0908046057. Our Book No: 30021. $25 AUD.