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1. Aarons, Mark; Loftus, John (1991). Unholy Trinity: The Vatican, the Nazis, and Soviet Intelligence (1st ed). New York: St. Martin's Press. 372 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned, top corner rear jacket flap creased. Documents the history of the Vatican's involvement with Nazi war criminals, and reveals for the first time the secret connection that fatally compromised Vatican-American intelligence networks behind the Iron Curtain. ISBN: 0312071116. Our Book No: 30129. $30 AUD.

2. Al Muderis, Munjed; Weaver, Patrick (with) (2014). Walking Free (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 325 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, bottom corner front cover creased, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear corners. First edition. This autobiography is the true story of a young doctor who fled war-torn Iraq, came to Australia as a refugee by boat, spent months in a detention centre, and went on to become a pioneering surgeon at the forefront of medicine. ISBN: 9781760110727. Our Book No: 28277. $15 AUD.

3. Barnes, Tom (1997). Peaceful Isle: Story of Magnetic Island from 1860s. Queensland / South Australia: Tom Barnes / Gillingham Printers. 12 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner tips covers little creased, spine lightly faded, minor edgewear. This fascinating book is about Magnetic Island in Queensland. The author grew to love the island and the peaceful lifestyle on his holidays there. The information has been taken from newspapers both in Townsville and Brisbane, cemetery records of Townsville, ship manifests, and chatting to island and ex-island residents, their sons, daughters, grand-daughters, aunts and uncles. A wonderful way to learn about the part of Australia. ISBN: 0646315331. Our Book No: 30093. $30 AUD.

4. Batty, Rosie; Corbett, Bryce (with) (2015). A Mother's Story (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, color photos, remainder stripe, minimal edgewear. In 2014, Rosie’s son Luke was murdered by her troubled ex-partner. She had suffered years of domestic violence. Rosie was not silenced, but became an outspoken crusader against family violence. She was named Australian of the Year in 2015. This is her story of heartache, grief, passion, and purpose. ISBN: 9781460750551. Our Book No: 17579. $15 AUD.

5. Baxter, Carol J. (editor) (1989). Musters and Lists New South Wales and Norfolk Island, 1805 - 1806. Sydney: Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record (ABGR) / Society of Australian Genealogists. 272 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, as new condition, red cloth cover (gilt lettering front cover & spine), frontispiece, tables. One of a 7-volume program to record the convict musters of the earliest days of colonial settlement in book form. This volume covers 1806: the general muster for NSW, followed by the land and stock muster, by Marsden's female muster (and the Norfolk Island muster of 1805). ISBN: 09490320693. Our Book No: 17589. $35 AUD.

6. Beasy, John; Beasy, Carol (1995). Truscott: The Diary of Australia's Secret Wartime Kimberley Airbase 1943 - 1946 (1st ed). Loftus, NSW: Australian Military History Publications (AMHP). 302 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps, frontispiece, first few pages little creased, minor edgewear jacket. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This is the story of S/L “Bluey” Truscott. After a career in Britain as an RAAF fighter pilot, and as a Squadron Leader at Milne Bay in Papua, Bluey Truscott was killed on 28 March 1943 while engaged in training manoeuvres in the Exmouth Gulf area of Western Australia. The Truscott Base was named after this famous wartime leader. The authors are Western Australians and officers in the Royal Australian Navy. The author have given future historians a fascinating look into the defence of this country during the 1940’s and provided a valuable research document. ISBN: 0646041045. Our Book No: 40017. $200 AUD.

7. Blainey, Geoffrey (1960). Mines in the Spinifex: The Story of Mount Isa Mines (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 242 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos at rear, endpaper maps, colour frontispiece, edgewear jacket (edge tears). First edition. This fascinating book tells the slow rise to fame of the Mt Isa Mines, Queensland. The noted Australian historian has written a clear survey of the problems faced by Australia in the setting up of such projects. Our Book No: 17580. $15 AUD.

8. Blombery, Alec M. (1989). The Flowers of Central Australia (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 64 pp. Paperback small oblong, very good condition, colour text-photos, spine little faded, top spine scuffed, inside rear cover & last page & edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Describes the plants and flowers of Central Australia. Descriptions of each of the species illustrated are included. This is a wonderful book for anyone with an interest in the plants and flowers of this fascinating part of Australia. ISBN: 0864172443. Our Book No: 30112. $15 AUD.

9. Boardman, Alan; Harvey, Roland (illustrator) (1997). The Crossing of the Blue Mountains (Reissue ed). Gosford, NSW: Scholastic Australia. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (some full-page), minimal edgewear. Children's picture story about explorers Gregory Blaxland, William Charles Wentworth and William Lawson, who were first to cross the Blue Mountains outside Sydney. The fun drawings make this a very appealing book for any age. ISBN: 1863887075. Our Book No: 25819. $12 AUD.

10. Boardman, Alan; Harvey, Roland (illustrator) (1997). The First Fleet (Reissue ed). Sydney: Scholastic Australia. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (some full-page), minimal edgewear. Children’s picture story of the First Fleet - the first arrival of settler convicts in Australia. The fun drawings make this a very appealing book for any age. ISBN: 1863887091. Our Book No: 14300. $20 AUD.

11. Bowd, D. G. (1965). Historic Hawkesbury. Windsor, NSW: Council of the Municipality of Windsor. 24 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, covers little creased, spine edges little rubbed, tear top spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A local history booklet compiled and edited by D. G. Bowd, The many photos of this unique area show aspects of early Hawkesbury life, and the important links with the past which make this a rich historical area. A wonderful way to learn about this fascinating region of New South Wales, just northwest of Sydney. (Estimated date, 1960s.). Our Book No: 40027. $20 AUD.

12. Bradshaw, John (2014). Cat Sense: The Feline Enigma Revealed (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Group. 306 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, bottom corner rear cover & spine little creased, minor edgewear. In this very important book, an animal behavior and welfare expert uses groundbreaking research into human-animal interactions to show us the world from a cat's perspective. Eloquent, humane, and filled with valuable advice, this book aims to appeal as much to cat owners as it does to those interested in understanding the latest science of animal behavior. ISBN: 9780241960455. Our Book No: 30103. $10 AUD.

13. Bredsdorff, Elias (1975). Hans Christian Andersen: The Story of his Life and Work 1805 - 75 (1st ed). London: Phaidon Press. 376 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. Biography of the controversial Danish author of children's fairy tales. Includes a detailed discussion of how his fairy tales have been mistranslated and bowdlerized by Victorian lady translators. ISBN: 0714816361. Our Book No: 9154. $20 AUD.

14. Brill, Ted; Bilbey, Grant (foreword); Pye, Erica (illustrator) (1999). The History of Ebenezer: Australia's Oldest Church, Coromandel Road, Ebenezer, NSW (Revised ed). City Not Stated: Fitzgerald Graphic Communications (Printer). 32 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos & drawings, tiny dent front cover, spine little creased, staples little rusted. This revised pamphlet describes this historic church in the Hawkesbury region. Covers the history of the families who built the church, their voyage to Australia, settlement, the building of the church, the first communion, pioneers, early ministers, and celebrations. ISBN: 0957746407. Our Book No: 40028. $15 AUD.

15. Britt, Margaret (1963). Pardon my Boots. Melbourne: Lansdowne Press. 153 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, endpapers lightly toned, minor foxing spots edges & endpapers, few closed tears jacket (spine little faded, minor edgewear, few light stains, white background little marked), pages faintly toned, owner's written name free flyleaf. An inspiring story of managing a cattle station in the Gulf country, far north Queensland. Written and illustrated by the author. The author came from England to Australia in 1951, and wanting to work with horses, worked as a governess on a Longreach sheep station, then went to a Camooweal cattle property where she met her future husband. In 1958 they went to Forestvale, an 1100 square mile cattle property in the Gulf Country. They stayed until 1970. The company transferred Jack to Lyndhurst, where they stayed 14 years. In this book the author writes about her life and the importance of her boots to her everyday life. Our Book No: 30098. $15 AUD.

16. Brooks, Barbara; Clark, Judith (with) (1998). Eleanor Dark: A Writer's Life. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 504 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, pages faintly toned, covers little scratched, minor edgewear. This full-length biography of Eleanor Dark draws on restricted letters and papers, her published and unpublished writing, recently released security files and extensive interviews with family, friends and writer colleagues. There are also interviews with husband Eric Dark conducted before his death in 1987. Woven into this is the personal story of Eleanor Dark - the early loss of her mother, the imposing figure of her writer father, her long marriage to Eric, her life at Varuna, her times - and, most of all - her writing. ISBN: 0732909031. Our Book No: 26906. $25 AUD.

17. Brunton, Finn (2013). Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet (1st ed). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 270 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. About what spam is, how it works, and what it means. A cultural history that goes from pranks on early computer networks to the construction of a global criminal infrastructure. Shows how technologies, from email to search engines, are transformed by unintended consequences, and how they invent governance for themselves. ISBN: 9780262018876. Our Book No: 30124. $25 AUD.

18. Cambridge, Ada; Bradstock, Margaret (introduction); Wakeling, Louis (introduction) (1997). Fidelis. Canberra: Mulini Press. 175 pp. Paperback small quarto, red card cover, as new condition. Australian historical romance novel, originally published in 1895. Perhaps her most interesting novel of her later (Williamstown) period. The story of a male novelist, phenomenally ugly, who avoids expressing his love to Fidelis because of his disability, but all works out in the end. (This copy does not mention: Australian Books on Demand Series, no 16.). ISBN: 0949910635. Our Book No: 13352. $20 AUD.

19. Chandler, Bertram A. (1979). Matilda's Stepchildren (1st ed). London: Robert Hale. 208 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal foxing fore-edge, tiny mark top edge, faint foxing bottom edge, pages lightly toned, rubber stamp, autograph (author’s written dedication title page), protected by removable archival jacket. First edition. This is a Captain Grimes science fiction novel. He is the owner-master of the deep space pinnace, Little Sister. He is in trouble: his ship was arrested and he was obliged to work on the laid-up star tramp which was then skyjacked by revolutionaries. ISBN: 0709175280. Our Book No: 40029. $120 AUD.

20. Chisholm, Alec H. (editor); Menzies, R. G. (foreword) (1950). Scots Wha Hae: History of the Royal Caledonian Society of Melbourne (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 308118 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), blue cloth cover, black & white photos (including frontispiece), cloth cover few spotty flecks, pages lightly toned, jacket edges & spine ends little chipped (few closed tears, little marked), bottom edges covers little rubbed, tiny hole flyleaf (insect damage). This book is the first detailed history of a Scottish society in Australia. The books main purpose is to set on record the national service rendered since 1858 by the body known as the Royal Caledonian Society of Melbourne. There are many funny tales about the Society, and it outlines the important influence which Scots have had on Victoria. ISBN: 0522848338. Our Book No: 30130. $15 AUD.

21. Churchland, Patricia (2014). Touching a Nerve: Our Brains, Our Selves (1st small p/b ed). New York: W.W. Norton & Company. 304 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, few black & white figures, covers & corner tips little creased, edgewear. American philosopher integrates cognitive science and neuropsychology. The author has used her professional expertise and personal experience to explain the latest brain science and explores its ethical and philosophical implications for our understanding of identity, consciousness, memory and free will. ISBN: 9780393349443. Our Book No: 30019. $13 AUD.

22. Clark, Laurel (1994). A Touch of Montparnasse: Three Book Shops as Avant Garde Cultural Centres in Victoria: The Book Lovers, the Leonardo and the Book Nook (1st ed) [Bibliographica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 33 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear, two tiny biro annotations last page. This booklet is about three bookshops in Melbourne and Geelong in the early part of this century called the Book Lovers' Library, the Leonardo Art Shop in Melbourne, and the Book Nook in Geelong. Their proprietors Elsie Champion, Gino Nibbi and Henry Tatlock Miller, all made their contributions to the cultural life of the country. This small book records some of their achievements. (No 3 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910511. Our Book No: 30119. $25 AUD.

23. Crittenden, Victor (1995). Naval Men of the First Fleet (Reprint ed) [First Fleet Books]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 44 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, blue card covers (with flaps), stapled, frontispiece drawing, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book lists the seamen brought to Australia on the "Sirius" and the "Supply" in 1788. The author has also writes about life in the British Navy at the time. Anyone interested in the first settlement of Australia will enjoy reading this book. (No 2 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910139. Our Book No: 17581. $15 AUD.

24. Curran, James; Ward, Stuart (2010). The Un-known Nation: Australia after Empire [Unknown Nation]. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 326 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tip front cover creased, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear corners. This book is an illuminating history of Australia's putative 'search' for national identity. The authors examine how the receding ties of empire and Britishness posed an unprecedented dilemma as Australians lost their traditional ways of defining themselves as people. The book looks at the origins, influence and implications of Australia's hesitant coming of age. ISBN: 9780522856453. Our Book No: 29477. $25 AUD.

25. D'Antonio, Michael (2016). The Truth About Trump. New York: Thomas Dunne / St Martin's Griffin. 389 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear corners. The bestselling biography of Donald Trump, elected president of the United States in 2016. This most famous American businessman had played the role of provocateur so often that pundits, reporters, and voters struggled to believe that he was a serious contender. Trump stirred so much controversy that his candidacy puzzled anyone who applied ordinary political logic to the race. But Trump has rarely been ordinary in his pursuit of success, and his trademark showmanship is based on a logic that begins with his firm belief that he is a singular and superior human being. ISBN: 9781250105288. Our Book No: 4212. $15 AUD.

26. Dobson, Rosemary (1944). In a Convex Mirror (1st ed). Sydney: Dymock's Book Arcade Ltd. 32 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, yapp edges, embossed title front cover, staples rusted, few tiny marks front cover, minor edgewear. These poems by the Australian poet were mostly published in the Bulletin magazine. Our Book No: 40016. $30 AUD.

27. Docherty, James (1981). The Emily Mac: The Story of the Emily McPherson College 1906 - 1979. Melbourne: Ormond Book & Educational Supplies Pty Ltd. 314 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed including navy background colour), cover corners & spine ends little rubbed This detailed history of the Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy, known to many generations of students and staff as 'The Emily Mac' records the development of the first institution in Victoria for the professional training of women. It covers the whole lifespan of the college. A comprehensive account of the cultural, sporting and social activities of the college, as well as its educational ones. It traces the development from a small college of domestic economy with limited aims to a fully-established college offering courses to Diploma level well in line with modern technology. This book will interest former students and staff as well as anyone interested in this area of education. ISBN: 0959968431. Our Book No: 30131. $30 AUD.

28. Drinkwater, Malcolm (2016). Hill End Gold (3rd, expanded ed). [Hill End, NSW]: Malcolm Drinkwater. 188 pp. Paperback folio, as new condition, black & white & colour text-photos, colour photo endpapers, black & white drawings, maps, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Third edition. Originally published in 1982. A compulsive research report on the town in which he grew up in. Covers the nuts and bolts about gold, history, geology and mining methods. He uses the town of Hill End as an example of the rise and fall of an Australian gold rush centre.(Limited edition, 2000 copies stated.) ISBN: 9780959284584. Our Book No: 17594. $80 AUD.

29. Drinkwater, Malcolm (2016). Hill End Hearsay: To the Best of My Memory (3rd, revised ed). [Hill End, NSW]: Malcolm Drinkwater. 192 pp. Paperback folio, as new condition, black & white & colour text-photos, colour photo endpapers, black & white drawings, maps, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Third edition. A collection of anecdotes about his long life in Hill End and about the characters he has met there. "Dedicated to the ones before me and left to the ones after me. By reasoning of who is older than me is old and whoever is younger than me is young, written as a chapter in life. They thought their lives were ordinary, nothing special, their stories unimportant. They were wrong." Originally published in 2010. (Limited edition, 2000 copies stated.). ISBN: 9780959284591. Our Book No: 17595. $80 AUD.

30. Duffy, Michael (2003). Man of Honour: John Macarthur - Duellist, Rebel, Founding Father. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 372 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, pages lightly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. This biography takes us into the intellectual and physical world of the late 18th century, and the fledgling Australian society precariously establishing itself around Sydney Cove. Argues that the Macarthurs were the first educated couple to choose to live in Australia. John Macarthur created the wool industry, fought three duels, and challenged successive governors - including the notorious Governor Bligh - on principle, being an honourable gentleman. ISBN: 0732911788. Our Book No: 20205. $50 AUD.

31. Edwards, Harry (1978). Spirit Healing (Reissue ed). Guildford, Surrey: Harry Edwards Spiritual Healing Sanctuary Trust. 173 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, top edge reverse side jacket foxed (reverse side lightly toned, closed tear & creasing top edge), pages lightly toned, minor foxing edges & free endpapers. The well-known English spiritualist and healer presents numerous brief testimonies of healing. Our Book No: 30097. $20 AUD.

32. Ferguson, Adele (2012). Gina Rinehart (The Untold Story of the Richest Woman in the World). Sydney: Macmillan. 490 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread, spine lightly creased, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Gina Rinehart is not just the richest person in Australian history, she is fast becoming one of the richest people in the world. The daughter of Lang Hancock: mining millionaire and discoverer of the world's largest iron ore deposit in the Pilbara, Western Australia. The definitive biography, shining a light into the private world of Gina Rinehart, her family, her feuds, and iron determination that has driven her relentless rise. ISBN: 9781742610979. Our Book No: 15615. $30 AUD.

33. Ferguson, James (2011). John Alexander Ferguson: Preserving Our Past, Inspiring Our Future. Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 236 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, minimal edgewear. John Alexander Ferguson - a noted Sydney barrister - single-handedly compiled the 7-volume Bibliography of Australia. This book, by his grandson, attempts to identify the man behind the scholar, to consider the influences on him, and the motivations that drove him. His large collection of 34,000 Australian books and manuscripts is now housed in the National Library of Australia (NLA). ISBN: 9780642277183. Our Book No: 17587. $50 AUD.

34. Flannery, Tim (2015). Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for Solutions to the Climate Crisis (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 245 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, cover corner tips little creased, crease fore-edge front cover, small bumps along spine edge, covers minimally scratched, minor edgewear. The author takes a new look at the issue of Earth's changing climate, and offers suggestions about how some of the emerging technologies can limit global warming. He looks at atmospheric carbon capture-through to extensive seaweed farming, CO2 snow production in Antarctica, and the manufacture of carbon-rich biochar, to reflecting the sun's rays by painting landscapes and cities white. This is an inspiring and thought provoking book. ISBN: 9781925240191. Our Book No: 30110. $18 AUD.

35. Fusaro, Peter C.; Miller, Ross M. (2002). What Went Wrong at Enron: Everyone's Guide to the Largest Bankruptcy in U.S. History (1st ed). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos, pages lightly toned, spine little faded, minor edgewear. This book is the first comprehensive and clear explanation of what happened at Enron. The authors go inside Enron to explain the who, what, where and when of the sinking of this American corporate giant (energy and commodities), which filed for bankruptcy in 2001. ISBN: 0471265748. Our Book No: 30104. $20 AUD.

36. Galassi, Jonathan (2015). Muse (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 253 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This novel is about writer's secrets, publisher's obsessions, manuscripts, love, loyalty and betrayal and the most gifted, glamorous and elusive writer of her generation. The author is a poet, president & publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN: 9781922182821. Our Book No: 30117. $20 AUD.

37. Garrett, Peter (2016). Big Blue Sky: A Memoir (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 448 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, cover corners little worn, laminate slightly lifting corner, minor edgewear. The Australian musician and politician writes about his childhood growing up in the northern suburbs of Sydney. His interest is in equality and justice. From the height of the 1960s culture shock at university, to being the lead of iconic Australian band Midnight Oil, his time as an activist for the environment to being the only unaligned Cabinet minister in two Labor governments, he has an amazing story to tell. ISBN: 9781760294199. Our Book No: 30105. $20 AUD.

38. Geering, R. G. (editor); Segerberg, A. (editor) (1994). Christina Stead: Selected Fiction and Nonfiction (1st ed) [UQP Australian Authors]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 281 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corners covers little creased, front cover little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, faint remainder mark bottom edge. This cross-section of Christina Stead's work, both published and unpublished, displays the range of her writing as well as her political and social views. Material not available before in book form includes extracts from interviews, and the draft of a rare public talk on "The Uses of the Many-charactered Novel". ISBN: 0702225207. Our Book No: 30100. $12 AUD.

39. Greene, Grahame (1982). J'Accuse: The Dark Side of Nice. London: Bodley Head. 69 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), stapled, minimal edgewear. First edition. A disturbing case study, by the noted English novelist living in France, of organised crime in France. Involves a friend who suffered abuse from her vindictive husband, but who was protected by the police and judiciary in the pay of criminals. Text in English (first half) and French (second half of book). Our Book No: 17582. $25 AUD.

40. Gurney, John (1982). Margaret Tarrant and Her Pictures (1st ed). London: Medici Society. 24 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, colour & black & white text-photos, spine little creased, minor edgewear corners. Shows some of the best loved pictures by Margaret Tarrant, the English illustrator and children's author. The inside back cover has the brief details of her life. The beautiful illustrations are very special and will delight adults and children alike. ISBN: 0855030631. Our Book No: 30114. $15 AUD.

41. Hall, Leslie; Richards, Greg; Saunders, Louise (illustrator); Allofs, Theo (photographer) (2000). Flying Foxes: Fruit and Blossom Bats of Australia (1st ed) [Australian natural history series]. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 135 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, some full-page colour photos, figures, minor edgewear, bookshop sticker rear cover. This is the first illustrated guide dedicated to Australia's thirteen species of Megachiroptera. The author's have spent 28 years working on these charming animals. There are superb colour photographs, including many by acclaimed wildlife photographer Theo Allofs. ISBN: 0868405612. Our Book No: 20913. $20 AUD.

42. Hankinson, Dave (1978). Reminiscences of Maleny: John Skerman of Maleny. Nambour, QLD: Maleny and District Centenary Committee / Sunstrip Printers. 24 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, pages lightly toned, staples rusted, small mark rear cover, minor edgewear. This booklet is about the town of Maleny in Queensland and the late Mr J. H. Skerman, who wrote the story of the establishment of the Maleny Butter Factory. He was the sole member of staff for over 12 months, and the success of the factory was all his. He also assisted the early settlers in regard to ambulance, dentistry, blacksmith, tinsmith, carpenter and cement work. ISBN: 0959614117. Our Book No: 40026. $18 AUD.

43. Harney, W. E. (Bill); Lockwood, Douglas (1963). The Shady Tree (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby Ltd. 205 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, pages lightly toned, light toning reverse side jacket (white background rear cover little marked), owner's written name. This is Bill Harney’s final book. In January 1963 he decided to rest under a shady tree at Mooloolaba on the Queensland coast, north of Brisbane. Twelve months later, he died of a heart attack. He left his manuscripts to his friend Douglas Lockwood. There was an unfinished draft of the story of the last 18 months before he died. Lockwood prepared the notes for publication, and the memory of Bill will live on through his writing. Our Book No: 40018. $18 AUD.

44. Holden, Robert (1988). Koalas, Kangaroos and Kookaburras: 200 Australian Children's Books and Illustrations: 1857 - 1988. Sydney: James Hardie Industries. 87 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (drawings), minor edgewear. This booklet accompanies and exhibition of the works of Australian children’s illustrators. Chapters on children's illustrated books in 19th century Australia, the golden age of Australian fantasy illustration, the genesis of the Australian picture book, contemporary children's book illustration in Australia. There are biographical notes on the main illustrators. (Estimated date, 1988. No ISBN in book.). Our Book No: 17599. $18 AUD.

45. Horacek, Judy (2010). If You Can't Stand the Heat (1st ed). Melbourne, Carlton North: Scribe Publications. 133 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, colour cartoons, covers & few pages little creased (mainly corner tips). The cartoons range from the minutiae of daily life to larger scale global and environmental issues. They celebrate human creativity and resilience, and are permeated with a concern for justice. By one of Australia's most loved cartoonists. ISBN: 9781921640025. Our Book No: 30132. $12 AUD.

46. Ives, Alan (1985). Corowa District [RMIHEARS Pamphlets]. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Riverina-Murray Institute Archives. Unnum 6 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, thin yellow card covers, minor edgewear, light creases along spine. This paper was originally produced in October 1890 in the report of the conference of fruit-growers and vine-growers, and published by the Government printer of the Colony of New South Wales as a Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture. This pamphlet is a brief survey of the Corowa District. (No 17 in this series. Limited edition, 60 copies.). Our Book No: 30123. $15 AUD.

47. Ives, Alan (1985). Deniliquin District [RMIHEARS Pamphlets]. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Riverina-Murray Institute Archives. Unnum 6 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, thin yellow card covers, minor edgewear, crease top edge front cover, light creasing along spine. This paper was originally produced in October 1890 in the report of the conference of fruit-growers and vine-growers, and published by the Government Printer of the Colony of New South Wales as a Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture. This pamphlet is a brief look at the Deniliquin District. (No 16 in this series. Limited edition, 60 copies.). Our Book No: 30122. $15 AUD.

48. Ives, Alan (1985). Southern Table-land Southern Portion [RMIHEARS Pamphlets]. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Riverina-Murray Institute Archives. Unnum 6 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, thin yellow card covers, light creases along spine, crease top edge front cover, minor edgewear. This paper was originally produced in October 1890 in the report of the conference of fruit-growers and vine-growers, and was published by the Government printer of the Colony of New South Wales in a Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture. Covers Queanbeyan, Tumut, Tumberumbah, Wagga Wagga, Albury. (No 15 in a series. Limited edition, 60 copies.). Our Book No: 30121. $15 AUD.

49. Jackson, Anna (2008). Expo: International Expositions 1851 - 2010 (1st ed). London: V. & A. Publishing. 128 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, top corner front cover creased, covers little scratched & rubbed, minor edgewear. The objects featured here are posters, ephemera, photos, books and catalogues, all of which trace the development of international expositions, and the changing ways in which they were recorded as technology advanced, from hand-tinted print to aerial colour photos. This book accompanies a touring exhibition originated by the Bureau International des Expositions and has three broad themes: the city transformed, the world displayed, and the future represented. There are 100 illustrations. ISBN: 9781851775408. Our Book No: 30120. $25 AUD.

50. Kauter, Frank (1946). Over the Hills and Far Away. Sydney: John Sands. 220 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, thick pictorial board cover, lacks title page as issued, colour drawings, pages lightly toned, edgewear corners & spine, child's scribble rear cover. (Estimated date, 1946, Trove catalog.) Children's picture book about farm animals and a goblin, with text in verse. Seven stories: Timothy John - The green goblin - It looks like rain - The old man's stick - Peter Rabbitt - Adventurers three - Gum leaf symphonies. Our Book No: 17586. $10 AUD.

51. Kendall, Henry; Crittenden, Victor (biographical note) (2005). Bell Birds and a Few Other Poems [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 14 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear, autograph (editor's written dedication), minor biro annotations (corrections). Henry Kendall was Australia’s greatest early poet, and his poems were published in newspapers and magazines of the 19th century. He was born at Milton, New South Wales in 1839. He loved the Australian bush and his poems are based around this theme. (No 20 in this series. Annotations by book collector, Alan Ives.). ISBN: 9780975723251. Our Book No: 40012. $15 AUD.

52. Kenny, John; Cox, Ian C. (design) (1973). Bennelong: First Notable Aboriginal: A Report from Original Sources. Sydney: Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS)] / Bank of New South Wales. 76 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. This special pamphlet was published by the Royal Australian Historical Society as a record of Bennelong and the place where he lived, Bennelong Point, the site of the Sydney's Opera House. (ISBN not in book, from Trove catalogue). ISBN: 0909954046. Our Book No: 8117. $20 AUD.

53. Khanenko-Friesen, Natalia (2015). Ukrainian Otherlands: Diaspora, Homeland, and Folk Imagination in the Twentieth Century (1st ed) [Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World]. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 263 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, bottom edge near spine little bumped, top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. An innovative exploration of modern ethnic identity, focused on diaspora and homeland, and understandings of each other, in Ukraine and in Ukrainian ethnic communities around the globe. The author explores a wide array of folk songs, poetry and stories, trans-Atlantic correspondence, family histories, and rituals of homecoming and hosting that developed in the Ukrainian diaspora and Ukraine during the 20th century. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in folklore, ethnic and diaspora studies, modernity, migration, folk psychology, history, and cultural anthropology. ISBN: 9780299303440. Our Book No: 30116. $30 AUD.

54. Knox, James (1998). A Farewell and Other Poems [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, staples little rusted, minor edgewear. In his preface, Victor Crittenden states he chose the author to be the colonial poet for 1998 as a memorial to his sister because he felt the poem ‘A Farewell’ explained what he felt at the time of her death. (No 14 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910483. Our Book No: 40011. $15 AUD.

55. Lee, Harper (2015). Go Set A Watchman (1st U.K. ed). London: William Heinemann. 278 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, spine ends little rubbed, few tiny scuff edges, minor edgewear. This novel tells the story of Jean Louise Finch - 'Scout' - and her return home to Maycomb, Alabama, to see her ageing father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were changing the South. This long awaited sequel novel features many of the iconic characters her classic first novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”. ISBN: 9781785150289. Our Book No: 30096. $15 AUD.

56. Lindsay, Norman (1959). Redheap (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 318 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good dustjacket), edge tears repaired jacket (flap unclipped), edges lightly foxed (notably top edge), pages toned as usual, some edgewear, owner’s written name. First Australian edition. This novel, allegedly autobiographical, was banned in Australia for 28 years after original publication in 1930 by Faber in the U.K. It is a comedy of life in a small town in Victoria (based on his home town of Creswick). It is about the Piper family - particularly Robert who tries to overcome the abysmal boredom of adolescence - love affairs with servant girls and the parson's daughter - to evenings of booze and philosophy with the roaring Mt Bandparts. Our Book No: 15988. $35 AUD.

57. Littlewood, Robert C. (2006). Six Bookplates Engraved by David Frazer (1st ed). Stoke-on-Trent: Lytlewode Press. 18 pp. Hardback small quarto (in slipcase), dark pink cloth covered boards & slipcase, very good plus condition, tipped-in original wood engraved black & white bookplates, autograph (author’s written name). This book is no. 19 of limited edition of 150 copies, numbered and autographed by the author and publisher, Robert C. Littlewood, who is President of the Australian Bookplate Society. The engraver is one of Australia's finest wood engravers. This finely produced monograph on his bookplates is a tribute to his skill and the art of contemporary bookplate making. ISBN: 9781905611065. Our Book No: 30107. $180 AUD.

58. Lloyd, Clem (editor); Hall, Richard (editor) (1997). Backroom Briefings: John Curtin's War: From Original Notes Compiled by Frederick T. Smith (1st ed). Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 244 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, few tiny spots title page, corner tips front cover little scuffed, tiny piece laminate coating missing, faint sticker mark title page. This book describes John Curtin as being acute in analysis, vigorous in language, and confident about his decisions. Reveals the secret exchange between the Australian Government and Allied governments - a first hand look at the momentous decisions that shaped wartime Australia. Australia's newly-installed wartime Labor Prime Minister was elected at a time of great political turbulence. He navigated the war effort after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. ISBN: 0642106886. Our Book No: 30108. $30 AUD.

59. Loewenstein, Anthony (editor); Sparrow, Jeff (editor) (2012). Left Turn: Political Essays for the New Left. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 279 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. These essays look at new perspectives for left-wing politics in Australia: currently largely removed from the mainstream, showing possibilities for resistance, and for renewed struggle for change. The writers include Larissa Behrendt, Christos Tsiolkas, Guy Rundle, and Lee Rhiannon. ISBN: 9780522861433. Our Book No: 30106. $25 AUD.

60. Lyne, C.; Ives, Alan (editor) (1985). The Murrumbidgee Wool Trade 1882 [ RMIHE Pamphlets]. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Riverina-Murray Institute Archives. Unnum 8 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staple off-centre), thin light tan card covers, light creases along spine, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is reprinted from The Industries of New South Wales by Charles Lyne, published by the Government Printer in Sydney in 1882. The essay paints a picture of the prosperous town of Hay, 100 years ago. Wool was important then, as it is now. However, the means of its transport has changed. (No 1 in this series. Limited edition, 60 copies.). Our Book No: 30126. $10 AUD.

61. Macdonald, George J.; Crittenden, Victor (introduction); Holbein, Hans the Younger (vignettes) (1978). On a Movement of Beethoven's and Other Poems of 1830s (new ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 6 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, cover bound upside down. The author arrived in Sydney in the 1830s. He founded the city of Armidale. This pamphlet reprints a small part of his work which was published in newspapers and journals in the 1830s. The title poem shows the influence of music on his inspiration to write poetry. (Defective copy: internally excellent & complete.). ISBN: 095984144X. Our Book No: 30128. $10 AUD.

62. Macleod, John; Mirren, illustrator (1946). The Cricketer's Dictionary. Sydney: Dunvegan Publications. Unnum 110 pp. Paperback small, good condition, card covers, cartoon cover, single-colour drawings (beige background), base spine repaired, edges toned, foxing covers & edges, spine edges little rubbed, slight loss top spine, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1946.) The author and illustrator state in their foreword that this is not a literary book nor a guide to cricket. This humorous dictionary of words and terms used in cricket, and the funny illustrations are a joy to read. Our Book No: 40023. $18 AUD.

63. Maddock, John (1996). A History of Road Trains in the Northern Territory 1934 - 88 (Reprint ed). Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 176 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, rear cover creased, spine ends chipped, minor edgewear. Road trains are unique to Australia, and are the only efficient transport in the outback where there are no rail lines. They replaced the previous camel trains. The road trains started with ex-defence vehicles, and then progressed to powerful British and American marques. Includes a history of the freight companies, problems arising (floods in the Wet season), and the interface with rail-road services. Maddock was long-time editor of the journal Track & Bus Transportation. ISBN: 0864171870. Our Book No: 4468. $70 AUD.

64. Masson, Sophie (2011). Life, Literature, Legends: Collected Essays 1996 - 2011. Sydney, Balmain: Quadrant Books. 311 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. Collected essays by well-known writer of children's and young adults stories. These essays have been written over a period of 15 years, and showcase her adult non-fiction work. ISBN: 9780980677850. Our Book No: 28190. $25 AUD.

65. Moreton, Robert (1877). On Horse Breaking (1st ed). London: Longmans, Green and Co. 137 + 28 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, embossed gilt vignette, gilt title spine, dark green cloth cover, brown endpapers, pages lightly toned, foxing endpapers, spine ends chipped, corners covers lightly bumped, front & rear hinges starting to split & inner hinges split in three places (but all pages firm), rough-cut edges, uncut rear page, few marks on few pages, some edgewear. This fascinating book has been written to help agriculturists and horse owners break in their horses. The preface points out some of the errors in horse-breaking which have been blindly followed from generation to generation. (Plus 28-page Longmans catalogue of books at rear.). Our Book No: 40020. $80 AUD.

66. Morse, Rachel (editor) (1997). Anglicans Celebrate 150 years: The Sydney Diocese Fulfilling the Mission of the Church. Sydney: Anglican Home Mission Society. 96 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, few black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, spine & corners covers & some pages little creased, faint foxing title page & rear cover, minor edgewear. This book is the story of the Anglican Church in Sydney. The book was published to celebrate the Sesquicentenary of the Sydney Diocese 1847 - 1997. The many photos help to tell this very interesting story. ISBN: 1864590254. Our Book No: 30133. $15 AUD.

67. Nicholas, Michael; Molloy, Allan; Tonkin, Lois; Beeston, Lee (2011). Manage Your Pain: Practical and Positive Ways of Adapting to Chronic Pain (3rd ed). Sydney: ABC Books / HarperCollins. 224 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Based on the well-established and successful ADAPT program at the University of Sydney Pain Management and Research Centre at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. Chronic pain has been described as the silent epidemic, and one in ten people suffer persisting pain - and drugs are not always the answer. Offers practical and positive strategues for adapting to chronic pain. ISBN: 9780733330247. Our Book No: 17598. $25 AUD.

68. Nimmo, Jenny; Wyatt, David (illustrator) (2004). The Blue Boa (1st ed) [Children of the Red King Quintet]. Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House Australia. 371 pp. Paperback, very good condition, small piece missing top spine, small tear spine, light foxing covers, pages little toned, top corner front cover & spine little creased, minor edgewear. This novel for young adults is the third volume in this series. A boy was once lost in the attics and never seen again. Charlie Bone wants to help but he has to fix his own problems first. ISBN: 1740519922. Our Book No: 30102. $10 AUD.

69. Oliver, Pam (2017). The Intrepid Hilda Abbott: Author, Designer, Red Cross Officer, Political Wife, 1890 - 1984. Darwin: Historical Society of the Northern territory. 201 pp. Paperback small quarto, as new condition, black & white text-photos. Hilda Abbott was the wife of the Northern Territory Administrator, CLA Abbott. The frequently unfair criticisms regarding Hilda's behaviour during and immediately after the Japanese bombing of Darwin in February 1941 are forensically examined. Also examines her life experience through two world wars and multiple careers as a Sydney Morning Herald correspondent, ABC broadcaster, Red Cross worker, and interior designer. It is the story of a woman who, while not flawless, showed great determination, kindness and loyalty. Her legacy is far more positive and varied than is often portrayed in the historical record. Based on her archives and many published essays. ISBN: 9781925167726. Our Book No: 17596. $50 AUD.

70. Osborn, Rick; Quinlivan, Julie (2000). Milli the Magpie. Sydney, Annandale: Envirobook. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creasing front cover & few pages, edgewear, copy 1. Children of all ages will love Milli the loveable magpie, who lives in a large red gum tree overlooking Sydney Harbour. Milli's adventures take her and her friends to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and the Olympic stadium. The bright colourful pictures are delightful. ISBN: 0858811812. Our Book No: 20757. $10 AUD.

71. Paterson, A. M. (1906). The Colonial Horse Doctor (Reissue ed). Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 100 + 12 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, gilt title spine, pages lightly toned, endpapers toned, spine ends chipped, tiny mark rear cover, spine rubbed along edges, some edgewear corners, minor pencil annotation. This fascinating book has been written to assist the farmer in maintaining his horses in a state of health and usefulness, and to give practical guidance in emergency cases. Written by the late veterinarian and lecturer to the Farmers Union of Southland, New Zealand. (Plus 12-page list of books at rear.). Our Book No: 40022. $50 AUD.

72. Paterson, Cecily (2006). Never Alone: The Remarkable Story of David and Robyn Claydon. Adelaide: SPCK. 224 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, front cover creased along spine (scratched spot), minor edgewear, autograph (written names of subjects). A child with no name, no parents and no place in the world, grows up in war-time Israel, escapes death several times, is rescued, and brought to Australia. This is the story of David and his wife Robyn, and the work they do as Christian missionaries. ISBN: 1876106131. Our Book No: 22744. $10 AUD.

73. Patterson, Francine; Cohn, Ronald H. (photographer) (1985). Koko's Kitten (Reprint, Australian printing ed). New York: Scholastic Inc. 26 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), some edgewear & spinewear. A true story for young readers about Koko (a gorilla in California who uses sign language) and a young kitten whom she loved and grieved over when the kitten died. ISBN: 0590338129. Our Book No: 20391. $12 AUD.

74. Pfennigwerth, Ian (2006). A Man of Intelligence: The Life of Captain Eric Nave, Australian Codebreaker Extraordinary. Sydney, Dural: Rosenberg Publishing. 304 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear, cancelled library stamp title page, otherwise excellent. Eric Nave, an Australian naval officer, was the first to unravel Japanese naval telegraphy and to break Imperial Japanese Navy codes. This biography tells how a bright lad with ambition and a powerful streak of luck entered and carved his own special niche in the world of codebreaking. It sets his achievements against the geopolitical shifts that led to war with Japan in 1941. It explores the dysfunctional nature of US signals intelligence and its effects on war in the South West Pacific, and charts the rise of Australia's quantitative and qualitative contribution to Allied intelligence. ISBN: 1877058416. Our Book No: 22590. $30 AUD.

75. Pinn, Graham (2003). Herbal Medicine: A Practical Guide for Medical Practitioners (1st stated ed). Melbourne: Blackwell Publishing. 174 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, tables, corner tip little creased front cover, remainder stripe. Written for doctors and health care professionals in order to clarify what herbal and other plant therapy has been proven effective and what remains conjecture. The author has sourced information from a variety of sources, including traditional use, scientific study, folk use and anecdotal accounts. ISBN: 0867934328. Our Book No: 20787. $15 AUD.

76. Prince, Arthur; Goldston, Will (introduction); Sterling, Louis (copyright) (1920). The Whole Art of Ventriloquism. London: Will Goldston. 93 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, slate grey cloth covers, monochrome illustrations, frontispiece (tissue guard), tiny pinhead hole some pages, edges foxed, endpapers lightly toned & foxed, some pages lightly foxed, some edgewear corners, bookplate inside front cover, rubber stamp. This is the story of the ventriloquist Arthur Prince. In his introduction Will Goldston states that he was friends with Arthur Prince, and had much respect for his work, and he persuaded him to write this book so that his talents could be more widely known. (Estimated date, 1920, rubber stamp.). Our Book No: 30113. $30 AUD.

77. Rahn, G. V.; Ives, Alan (editor) (1985). Fruit Preserving [RMIHEARS Pamphlets]. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Riverina-Murray Institute Archives. Unnum 6 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, thin yellow card covers, light creases spine & front cover, minor edgewear. This paper was originally produced in October 1890 in the report of a conference of fruit-growers and vine-growers, and was published by the Government Printer of the Colony of New South Wales in a Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture. This is a brief look at the beginning of fruit preserving which the author hoped would be an industry which would produce results in the future. (No 13 in a series. Limited edition, 60 copies.). Our Book No: 30125. $10 AUD.

78. Railways, Queensland (1965). Queensland Railways Centenary Time Table (1st ed). Brisbane: Queensland Railways / Government Printer. 150 pp. Paperback, very good condition, stapled, spine little rubbed, staples rusted, top spine scuffed (tiny piece missing), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This timetable booklet was published to celebrate the centenary of suburban rail lines from Brisbane to Ipswich, Shorncliffe, Pinkenba, Ferny Grove, Petrie, and Caboolture, South Brisbane to Manly, Lota, Kuraby, Corinda, and South Brisbane to Beenleigh. Our Book No: 40025. $30 AUD.

79. Reynolds, Garry; Reynolds, Christine (illustrator) (1982). The Kings Colonials: The Story of Blayney and District. [Millthorpe, NSW]: Peter Reynolds. 76 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos & drawings, map inside front cover, small faint stain front cover & fore-edge, minor edgewear & creasing & scratches covers, small sticker mark front cover. A detailed local history of this district in central west New South Wales. An appendix contains a lengthy list of residents, taken from an 1886 directory. (Estimated date, 1982, Trove catalogue.). ISBN: 0959305904. Our Book No: 17593. $30 AUD.

80. Richards, Kate (2013). Madness: A Memoir. Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 266 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, sticker mark flyleaf, minor edgewear. The author describes her life living with acute psychosis and depression for most of the past 20 years. This is her story of her journey from chaos to balance, and from limbo to meaning. ISBN: 9780670074778. Our Book No: 30109. $18 AUD.

81. Rickard, John (1996). A Family Romance: The Deakins at Home. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, corner tips covers little creased, pages faintly toned, spine little creased, spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear. This is the story of the family of Alfred Deakin, one of Australia's first Prime Ministers. The author explores the complex web of relationships between Alfred, his wife Pattie, and his sister Catherine. The story looks at life at the turn of the century, and it is the untold story behind the public achievements of a great man. ISBN: 0522847404. Our Book No: 30111. $20 AUD.

82. Robb, Andrew (2011). Black Dog Daze: Public Life, Private Demons. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 182 pp. Paperback thin octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, crease rear cover & front cover near spine, bottom corner front cover creased & lightly scuffed. In this confronting and inspiring book, the author talks about the challenges of managing depression, political ambition and life in the Liberal Party. Andrew Rob was a minister in the Howard and Abbott governments. ISBN: 9780522858570. Our Book No: 26692. $25 AUD.

83. Scott, Andrew (2014). Northern Lights: The Positive Policy Example of Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway. Melbourne: Monash University Publishing. 205 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The Nordic nations provide proof that economic prosperity can be combined with social equality and environmental responsibility. Written from an Australian perspective, outlines lessons which the English-speaking world, in particular, can learn now from the achievements of the four main Nordic European nations. In terms of income distribution these countries are still much more equal than Australia, Britain, New Zealand and Canada, and twice as equal as the United States. Nordic workforce participation rates are high, but working hours remain reasonable. Sweden has lead in improving wellbeing and lowering poverty among children. Finland has achieved stunning success in schools since the 1990s. Denmark invests in comprehensive skills training as part of providing security, as well as flexibility, for employment. Norway's taxation ensures that natural resources are used sustainably. ISBN: 9781921867927. Our Book No: 17597. $25 AUD.

84. Skelton, Russell (2010). King Brown Country: The Betrayal of Papunya. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 245 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, edges lightly toned as common, minor edgewear corners. About Papunya, a dysfunctional Northern Territory Aboriginal community, home to noted artists. In 2004, the author received an email about Papunya and the health problems that were happening there. He then spent several years of reporting in the Red Centre of Australia. (Sticker: Winner of the Walkley Book Award.). ISBN: 9781741756227. Our Book No: 26035. $20 AUD.

85. Sparks, H. J. J. (1938). Queensland's First Free Settlement 1838 - 1938 (1st ed). Brisbane: H. J. J. Sparks / W. R. Smith & Paterson (Printer). 52 pp. Paperback small quarto, thin card covers, yapp edges, concealed staples, good condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece, edgewear, edge tears, small tear at cover join to spine, loss in two places along bottom edges of covers, spine slightly faded, light foxing title page, light foxing on most pages. The story of the German Lutheran Mission for Aborigines at Moreton Bay, Queensland (Zion's Hill, Nundah). This book presents the history of the work of the "first free, white settlers to win subsistence from the soil of Queensland by their own labour". "An example of immeasurable value to the nascent colony". Our Book No: 40024. $35 AUD.

86. Specter, Michael (2010). Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives (1st U.K. ed). London: Duckworth. 294 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Science and public health journalist at New Yorker magazine tackles a broad range of contentious topics including genetically-modifed versus organic food, concern over big pharma practices, anti-vaccination fears, and the effectiveness of complementary medicine. A compelling case against irrationality, and in favour of fact-based decision-making for individuals and democratic society. ISBN: 9780715639436. Our Book No: 175185. $15 AUD.

87. Thaler, Richard H.; Sunstein, Cass R. (2008). Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness (Reprint ed). New Haven: Yale University Press (YUP). 293 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor foxing edges, minor edgewear. Every day we make decisions, but unfortunately, we often choose poorly. We are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions that make us poorer, less healthy and less happy. And, as Thaler and Sunstein show, no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way. By knowing how people think, we can make it easier for them to choose what is best for them, their families and society. Using dozens of eye-opening examples the authors demonstrate how to nudge us in the right directions, without restricting our freedom of choice. A unique new way of looking at the world for individuals and governments alike. For example, government can implement policy to "nudge" us in the desirable direction. ISBN: 9780300122237. Our Book No: 17583. $25 AUD.

88. Thorne, Ross (1976). Picture Palace Architecture in Australia [Sun Academy series]. Melbourne: Sun Books. 78 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, black & white & colour plates, pages faintly toned as usual, edgewear & spinewear, owner's written name. Examines the development of architectural design and interior decoration of Australian picture palaces. The many plates add to the interest and make this a wonderful book to have for anyone interested in the history of Australian theatres. ISBN: 072510225X. Our Book No: 21891. $30 AUD.

89. Throsby, Holly (2016). Goodwood (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 377 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. This Australian novel is based in a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone. Two people go missing and the town's people speculate about their fates. ISBN: 9781760293734. Our Book No: 30095. $15 AUD.

90. Tiffen, Rodney; Gittins, Ross (2004). How Australia Compares. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 282 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, minor edgewear jacket, bottom edge lightly marked, little pencil annotation. A very good reference book that compares Australia with 17 other developed democracies on a wide range of social, economic and political dimensions. A double-page spread is devoted to each topic, with tables on one page and a clear explanation and analysis on the facing page. ISBN: 052183578X. Our Book No: 30127. $22 AUD.

91. Walker, J. C. (Jim); Hunt, Christine (assistance) (1988). Louts and Legends: Male Youth Culture in an Inner-city School. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 192 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, old price marks. A qualitative study of the interactions of social class, ethnicity and gender among youths at a school, presumably in Sydney's inner west, with followup after leaving school. The youths are grouped into four distinct styles: footballers (macho Aussie), competitive Greeks, friendly handballers, and three artistic friends. ISBN: 0043303927. Our Book No: 12270. $10 AUD.

92. Wheeler Robinson, H; Brockington, Rev L. H. (editor); Payne, Rev E. A. (editor) (1946). Inspiration and Revelation in the Old Testament (1st ed). Oxford: Clarendon Press. 298 pp. Hardback octavo, good condition, navy blue cloth cover, gilt title spine, cloth cover little flecked, endpapers lightly toned & foxed, pages lightly toned, spine ends chippd, some pencil annotation. The general subject of these lectures will be approached through three subordinate topics, viz. God and Nature, God and Man, God and History. This volume, which Robinson had hoped to publish, contains the lectures he delivered before the University of Oxford as Speaker's Lecturer from 1942 to 1945. The two final chapters were written to furnish a conclusion to the lecture series when published, and were left in typescript. Dr. Robinson was unable, through the illness from which he died in May 1945, to finally revise the typescript, and this has been done, according to his wish, by his two former colleagues. Our Book No: 30118. $20 AUD.

93. Wheelhouse, Frances; Smithford, Kathleen S. (2001). Dart: Scientist and Man of Grit [Raymond Dart] (Unstated revised ed). Sydney: Transpareon Press. 359 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos centre spread, few maps, minimal edgewear. Biography of Australian professor of anthropology, born in Queensland but who lived for a long time in South Africa. His life attainments are excellently portrayed in this volume, from which readers will come to understand why he was honoured as one of the top 20 international scientists of the 20th century. Many photos capture scenes and associates during his discoveries. ISBN: 0908021275. Our Book No: 22219. $40 AUD.

94. White, Michael (2005). A Teaspoon and an Open Mind: The Science of Doctor Who (1st ed). London: Penguin Group. 178 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (small mark rear side), pages faintly toned. This book is the unofficial guide to intergalactic truth. The book looks at cybernetics, regeneration, teleportation and time travel. The author tells us how one of the world's best-loved science-fiction programs, Dr Who (BBC-TV), is actually based on genuine theories. ISBN: 9780713999051. Our Book No: 30115. $18 AUD.

95. White, Patrick (1957). Voss (1st U.S. ed). London: Viking Press. 442 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, blue cloth cover, pages lightly toned, spine ends little chipped, spine lightly faded, cover corner tips little rubbed. Set in 19th-century Australia, Voss is the story of the secret passion between an explorer and a naive young woman. Although they have met only a few times, Voss and Laura are joined by overwhelming, obsessive feelings for each other. The Australian author won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Our Book No: 30094. $15 AUD.

96. White, Patrick (1974). The Cockatoos: Shorter Novels and Stories (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 307 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), blue-coloured top edge, corners jacket little clipped as issued (front flap price-clipped, minimal edgewear). First edition. The wild and beautiful birds of the title are welcome trespassers in a suburban garden, and they transform the lives of the people they visit. The cockatoo appears in many disguises in this masterly collection of novellas and short stories. Essentially, the theme is intimacy, that close relationship in which possessive love can invade and cripple the spirit. The six stories are: A Woman's Hand - The Full Belly - The Night the Prowler - Five Twenty - Sicilian Vespers - The Cockatoos. The Australian author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. ISBN: 0224009923. Our Book No: 28439. $20 AUD.

97. White, Patrick; Nolan, Sidney (jacket art) (1976). A Fringe of Leaves (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 405 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge blue-tinted, base spine jacket chipped (corner front flap price-clipped & sticker mark). First edition. This powerful novel is an compelling adventure story. It is a harrowing tale of shipwreck, capture, and survival. Set in the 19th century, and told in a series of juxtapositions. ISBN: 0224012908. Our Book No: 17427. $30 AUD.

98. White, Patrick (1979). The Twyborn Affair (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 432 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge brown tinted, minor edgewear jacket (small mark reverse side), copy 2. First edition (precedes American edition by 5 months.) This disquieting Australian novel, developing in 1914, sweeps from a French resort to a bleak corner of New South Wales, then to London streets and the apocalyptic blaze of the Second World War. Key characters include the wealthy middle-aged Australian, Mrs E. Boyd Golson - victim of her social and sexual doubts, and stirred by the mere glimpse of Empress Eudoxia - and a striking young Lieutenant, Eddie Twyborn DSO. ISBN: 0224017330. Our Book No: 3666A. $24 AUD.

99. White, Patrick (2012). The Hanging Garden (1st ed). Sydney: Knopf / Random House Australia. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear jacket. First edition. Two children are brought to a wild garden on the shores of Sydney Harbour to shelter from the Second World War (WW2). The author explores the world of these children, the city of his childhood and the experience of war. The novel ends as the news reaches Sydney of victory in Europe, and the children face their inevitable separation. White put the novel aside at this point and how he planned to finish the work remains a mystery. But at his death he left behind a masterpiece in the making, which is published here for the first time. This unfinished novel was found in his papers after his death in 1990. This Australian author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. ISBN: 9781742752655. Our Book No: 27181. $20 AUD.

100. Wilde, Stuart; Komodikis, Valerie (drawings) (2009). Sixth Sense, including the Secrets of the Etheric Subtle Body (Reprint ed). New York: Hay House Inc. 223 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, drawings, few small marks bottom edge, minor edgewear. This book is written as an instruction manual about the need to become more aware of one's inner shadow. This process is necessary to bring out one's positive shadow qualities: compassion, imagination and creativity. ISBN: 9781561705016. Our Book No: 30099. $15 AUD.

101. Williams, Kit (1982). Masquerade. London: Jonathan Cape. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, spine little faded, minor edgewear. A bestselling children's picture story about a hare that works for The Moon. The book full of riddles and puzzles and beautiful full-page colour drawings. Contains clues to buried treasure (jewellry, as depicted on the rear cover) that the author buried somewhere in Britain. (The treasure was located admidst some controversy in 1982.). ISBN: 0224016172. Our Book No: 7136. $12 AUD.

102. Williams, Kim (2014). Rules of Engagement: Foxtel, Football, News and Wine: The Secrets of a Business Builder and Cultural Maestro. Melbourne: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 324 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), front & rear inner hinge marginally split (pages firm, as common), minor edgewear. From Foxtel to News Corp, film to football, opera to business - Kim Williams was a builder of Australian businesses and media empires. He worked with the best in their fields, such as Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Kevin Sheedy, Gail Kelly and Don Burrows. A candid and very personal account of the exercise of power in the nation's leading boardrooms, political parties and media organisations. Shows how much one person can achieve if they have insatiable curiosity, limitless interests and impressive discipline. ISBN: 9780522866933. Our Book No: 16842. $20 AUD.

103. Worthing, Mark; Cunxin, Li (foreword) (2015). Graeme Clark: The Man who Invented the Bionic Ear. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 221 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. This new biography tells the story of Graeme Clark's life, and the triumphs and the setbacks behind the invention of the bionic ear. He watched his father struggle with hearing problems, and he set out to find a solution to deafness. ISBN: 9781760113155. Our Book No: 29866. $30 AUD.

104. Yeatman, Anna (editor); Hansen, Phillip (editor); Zolkos, Magdalena (editor); Barbour, Charles (editor) (2011). Action and Appearance: Ethics and the Politics of Writing in Hannah Arendt. New York: Continuum. 219 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, top corner tip removed front flyleaf, minimal edgewear. These essays examine the important and complex link between action and appearance in Hannah Arendt's political thought. The essays explore the German-American political philosopher’s familiar, previously unpublished and recently rediscovered texts that challenge the established readings of her work. A good resource for anyone wanting to look at her work, political thought, political theory, and political philosophy. ISBN: 9781441101730. Our Book No: 30101. $20 AUD.