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1. Ackland, Michael (2005). Henry Handel Richardson: A Life (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 326 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, tiny crease rear corner. First complete biography of this famous Australian novelist. Draws on previously unavailable records to examine this unconventional author. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0521678641. Our Book No: 20823. $15 AUD.
2. Ahlberg, Allan (1997). Janet's Last Book: Janet Ahlberg 1944 - 1994: A Memento (New ed). London: Penguin Group. 63 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, large peep hole in front cover framing the sepia photo of the author, very good condition, few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, colour drawings, minor edgewear. This beautifully written and illustrated biography celebrates Janet Ahlberg’s life and work. She died in 1994. The Ahlbergs are best known for their children's books. Peepo!, Each Peach Pear Plum, Burglar Bill and The Jolly Postman are the favourites. In this very special biography of the British illustrator, Allan explains how he wrote the words in a couple of days, and Janet took up to six months to do the illustrations. ISBN: 0140268723. Our Book No: 30149. $18 AUD.
3. Alley, William M.; Alley, Rosemarie (2013). Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-level Nuclear Waste (1st ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 370 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (tiny dent top edge), top spine little creased. The full history of nuclear waste from the early days after World War 2 (WW2) up to the present time. William Alley is an expert including leading the US Geological Survey (USGS) study of Yucca Mountain. The book is written in down-to-earth language which will interest public interest groups, affected communities, and anyone interested in finding out more about this issue. It is also a valuable resource for policymakers, political staff, environmentalists, and research scientists working in related fields. ISBN: 9781107030114. Our Book No: 30163. $30 AUD.
4. Bayeh, Jumana (2015). The Literature of the Lebanese Diaspora: Representations of Place and Transnational Identity (1st ed). London: I. B. Tauris. 277 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (tiny closed tear top spine, corners front flap creased). The Lebanese civil war, from 1975 to 1990, saw the migration of hundreds of thousands of Lebanese citizens, many of whom are still writing of their experiences. This important book presents a major study of the literature of the Lebanese diaspora. Focusing on novels produced in the aftermath of Lebanon's protracted civil war, the author looks at the complex relationships between place, displacement and belonging, and illuminates the ways in which these writings have shaped a global Lebanese identity.The book combines literature with history and sociology. This book is important for researchers of migration studies, diaspora studies, and Middle Eastern literature, and anyone with an interest in the cultures, history and politics of the Middle East. the author is an Early Career Fellow in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 9781780769981. Our Book No: 30144. $50 AUD.
5. Bowen, James; Jenkins, Garry (2012). A Street Cat Named Bob (1st p/b ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 275 pp. Paperback trade, minor edgewear, edges faintly toned. This is the story of Bob the cat who the author nursed after he found him curled up in his hallway. The author’s life was turned around after he and Bob became inseparable and their diverse and sometime difficult lives would change for the better as their scars healed. ISBN: 9781444737103. Our Book No: 40045. $15 AUD.
6. Boyden, Stephen (2016). The Bionarrative: The Story of Life and Hope for the Future (1st ed). Canberra, Acton: Australian National University E Press (ANU E Press). 162 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear. This book has been written for the general reader interested in human culture as a new and important force in the biosphere. The author discusses the evolution of life and the essential ecological processes on which all life, including human civilisation, depend. The book concludes with a discussion on the essential characteristics of a biosensitive society and the means by which the necessary cultural transformation might take place. ISBN: 9781760460501. Our Book No: 30146. $50 AUD.
7. Brandon, Hugh (1969). 12 Studies in Musicianship. Sydney: Allan & Co. (Australia). 16 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, stapled, minor edgewear. Our Book No: 17617. $20 AUD.
8. Broinowski, R. A. (editor) (1925). The Spinner: An Australasian Magazine of Verse (First Four Issues). Melbourne: Edward A. Vidler. Each issue: 20 pp. Each issue: Paperback small, good condition, card covers (toned, staples rusted), frontispiece portrait, adverts, pages lightly toned, edges little foxed, small edge tears front cover (no 1), corner flyleaf creased (no 3), minor edgewear & spinewear. The first four issues of this little Australian poetry magazine: Volume 1, no 1 to no 4. Each issue contains a frontispiece portrait of a contributor plus a facsimile signature. The four portraits are Mary Gilmore, Furnley Maurice, Marie E. J. Pitt, E. J. Rupert Atkinson. The total series consisted of 3 volumes of 12 issues each (1925 to 1927). Our Book No: 17602. $40 AUD.
9. Bubner, Rudiger (editor) (1997). German Idealist Philosophy (1st Penguin Classics ed). London: Penguin Classics. 339 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. A selection from the works of Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel and other idealist German philosophers, marking an era that was one of the most inspiring and spirited in Western philosophical history. ISBN: 0140446605. Our Book No: 12294. $10 AUD.
10. Buddee, Paul; Percival, C. H. (illustrator) (1944). The Remarkable Ramblings of Rupert and Rita. Sydney: Currawong Publishing. 112 pp. Paperback small, good condition, black & white drawings, covers creased (mainly during manufacture), covers scuffed & little marked (spine ends chipped), pages toned, some edgewear, old price marks, owner's written name rear cover. A children's story about the adventures of a pair of rabbits. (Estimated date, 1944, Trove.). Our Book No: 17610. $20 AUD.
11. Bunce, William K. (1973). Religions in Japan: Buddhism, Shinto, Christianity (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Picton: Charles E. Tuttle Company. 194 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear & rubbing. From the report prepared by the Religions and Cultural Resources Division, Civil Information and Education Section, General Headquarters of the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers (General Douglas Macarthur), Tokyo, March 1948. ISBN: 0804805008. Our Book No: 17607. $10 AUD.
12. Christesen, C. B. (editor) (1942). Meanjin Papers: A Bi-monthly of Contemporary Writing (No 7) [Contemporary Verse and Prose]. Brisbane: C. B. Christesen / Shipping Newspapers (Printer). 28 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pamphlet (staples rusted), card cover (yapp edges, overlap pages), edgewear covers (small stain bottom edge front cover), internally excellent. A scarce early "Footprints" issue of the noted Australian literary journal. (Bound in: Blue subscription form.). Our Book No: 4472. $20 AUD.
13. Clark, William R. (1997). At War Within: The Double-edged Sword of Immunity. New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 275 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor creases & scratches covers, minor edgewear. American immunologist provides a fascinating tour of the human immune system: its history of discovery, how it protects us, and how it may bring its full force to bear at the wrong time or in the wrong place. Includes HIV/AIDS, organ transplants, allergy. ISBN: 0195115686. Our Book No: 12648. $10 AUD.
14. Copeland, B. Jack (editor) (2010). Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Codebreaking Computers (Reprint ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 462 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece), figures, pages lightly toned, spine little creased, minor edgewear. These essays reveal the story of Colossus - not only the world's first large-scale electronic digital computer, but also a machine that changed the course of World War 2 (WW2) and saved an incalculable number of lives. Housed at Bletchley Park, this machine was created to launch a fast-paced code-breaking assault on high-level Nazi communications. From front cover: Recently Declassified Information. ISBN: 9780199578146. Our Book No: 30141. $30 AUD.
15. Coren, Stanley (2010). Born to Bark: My Adventures with an Irrepressible and Unforgettable Dog (1st ed). New York: Free Press. 303 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings (including title page), minor edgewear jacket, pages faintly toned, remainder mark bottom edge,. The psychologist and expert on dog behaviour writes about his most memorable dog, a Cairn terrier named Flint who he formed a firm bond with. He has had a few dogs since but the adventures of Flint are uppermost in his mind, and in this very special book he remembers his time with him. ISBN: 9781439189207. Our Book No: 30170. $18 AUD.
16. Crittenden, Victor (1974). The Norfolk Island Proposal of 1785 [Commemoration Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. Unnum 8 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, spine & cover edges little faded, pages faintly toned, bottom edge two pages minor mark, minor edgewear. This booklet has been written to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Discovery of Norfolk Island on 10th October 1774. (No 1 in this series.). ISBN: 0959841407. Our Book No: 40035. $15 AUD.
17. Cunard; Watt, J. B. (captain) (1905). Cunard Royal Mail Steamship Lucania: Programme of Entertainment in Aid of Seaman's Charities at Liverpool and New York. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 4 pp. Ephemera tall trade, folded card, good condition, serrated edges, three single colour illustrations, light toning & foxing, tiny piece missing bottom edge front cover, tiny pin hole bottom edge rear page, minor edgewear. This program of entertainment in aid of seamen charities is dated Thursday, April 27th, 1905 at 8.30 p.m. There is a story of The Liverpool Seaman's Orphan Institution on the page opposite the program. Our Book No: 40059. $20 AUD.
18. Davidson, Dorothy M. (1970). Capt. Cook Bi-centenary Celebrations: Our First Two Hundred Years 1770 - 1970: Women in Wartime. Queensland: Queensland Women’s Committee. 18 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled (staples rusted), covers little marked, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This booklet has much interesting information about the women involved in wartime service. Some services mentioned are: Women's Royal Australian Naval Service, Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Australian Army Medical Womens Service (1940 - 1948), Queensland V.A.D., History of the WAAAF (1941 - 1947) and WRAAF (1951- 1970), Australian Red Cross Society Queensland Division, Land Army, Australian Comforts Fund (Queensland Division), Queensland Y.W.C.A. War Services Our Book No: 40034. $15 AUD.
19. De Kantzow, Megan; Graham, Amanda (illustrator) (2014). Bushranger Bill (Reprint ed). Gosford, NSW: Scholastic Australia. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, pictorial cover, card covers, colour drawings, minor spinewear, bottom corner rear cover scuffed, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of Bushranger Bill, a very romantic poet who lives near the Blue Mist Mountain. He has to rescue Tourmaline Lil from Captain Bluff, and he has come up with a very clever plan. This very funny children’s picture story was inspired by two bower birds that the author came across. The illustrations will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9781862919020. Our Book No: 40062. $15 AUD.
20. Dennis, C. J.; Gye, Hal (illustrator) (1980). The Glugs of Gosh. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 130 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour photos (drawings, with tissue guard) including frontispiece, black & white drawings, illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear. More humorous wartime poetry, originally published 1917, by the author of The Sentimental Bloke, Ginger Mick, etc. Nonsense verse: The tale of the Glugs of Gosh and their humorous problems with the Ogs from Podge. ISBN: 0207144265. Our Book No: 17600. $16 AUD.
21. Edwards, John; Edwards, Pat (editor) (1996). Never a Backward Step: A History of the First 33rd Battalion, AIF. Grafton, NSW: Bettong Books. 334 pp. Hardback quarto, jacket, dark green boards, gilt title cover & spine, very good condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, top edge lightly toned, few tiny marks rear cover, errata slip loosely inserted, presentation card. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This very special book tells the history of the men from the 33rd Battalion, AIF, noted for their battles in France and Belgium during WW1 (Armentieres, Messines, Passchendaele, Villers-Bretonneux). The book hopes to portray the 33rd Battalion’s role in the conflict for what it was, an epic battle, with heroism, by ordinary young Australians against impossible odds and indescribable horrors. The late Richard H. Bloomfield M. C. an officer of the First 33rd, attempted to record the Battalion’s history back in 1939, but his health was failing, so the report was never completed. He did however publish a brief history, serialised in Tamworth’s The Northern Daily Leader in 1939 under the heading "Green and Black". This book attempts to complete the task he started over fifty years ago. The work was also inspired by the last surviving member, Mr. Cyril Herborn of Grafton. The book has personal profiles, photos and an index. ISBN: 0646258303. Our Book No: 40046. $300 AUD.
22. Emerson, Clint; Slampyak, Ted (illustrator) (2015). 100 Deadly Skills: The Seal Operative's Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation (Reprint ed). New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster. 256 pp. Paperback trade, flexible covers, very good plus condition, black & white text-drawings. This book has been adapted by a retired Navy Seal from the world of special operations. This manual draws on the unique skill set of a clandestine operative to radically improve your chances of survival in any situation. ISBN: 9781476796055. Our Book No: 30166. $18 AUD.
23. Fox, Catherine (2017). Stop Fixing Women: Why Building Fairer Workplaces is Everybody's Business. Sydney: New South / University of New South Wales Press. 214 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. The author identifies and analyses the nature of wage inequality between men and women. She shows how business, defence, public service and community leaders might achieve gender equality, rather than just talking about it. ISBN: 9781742235165. Our Book No: 30153. $18 AUD.
24. Gallico, Paul; Burton, Jane (photographer) (1990). Honourable Cat (Pan ed). London: Pan Books. 128 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. A delightful classic book of verse (poetry) written by a cat about the feline character. For example, the uselessness of doors. Plus a sumptuous picture gallery of cat photos. (Originally published in 1972). ISBN: 0330312936. Our Book No: 10762. $10 AUD.
25. Gilmore, Mary; Williams, Rhys (illustrator) (1945). Pro Patria Australia and Other Poems. Sydney: W. H. Honey Publishing Company. 16 pp. Paperback small square, good plus condition, stapled card covers (yapp edges, overlap page edges), thin coloured card pages, black with pink background drawings, illustrated inside covers, staples rusted, minor fox ing spots some pages, rear cover little marked, page edges little faded, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. A charming little book of Mary Gilmore's poems. The title means "For One’s Country" in Latin. (Estimated date, 1945.). Our Book No: 40033. $18 AUD.
26. Greenwood, Kerry (2011). Cooking the Books: Featuring Corinna Chapman, Baker and Reluctant investigator (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 304 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Australian crime fiction novel. In between baking the perfect cake, Corinna is back on the case in her sixth adventure of baking, soap-stars, nursery rhyme clues and danger to everyone she loves. Will she find the bad eggs in this one? ISBN: 9781742370217. Our Book No: 30154. $15 AUD.
27. Greenwood, Mark; Lessac, Frane (illustrator) (2008). Simpson and his Donkey (1st ed). Sydney, Newtown: Walker Books Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good plus condition, no jacket, pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, colour drawings, minimal cancelled ex-library (single rubber stamp title page). This is the story of Jack Simpson Kirkpatrick and his donkey Duffy who carried wounded soldiers from the Gallipoli battlefield to the beach hospital. Jack was born in England, and his military unit in Turkey was the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps. Jack rescued over 300 men during 24 days. Among them was an English soldier who grew up in the back lanes of Tyne Dock, his name was Billy Lowes and he and Jack led donkeys along the beach for a penny ride in the summer holidays. The suggested reading age is primary school children. ISBN: 9781921150180. Our Book No: 40063. $15 AUD.
28. Gregory, Ian (2006). Kiln Building (New, reprint ed) [Ceramics Handbook Series]. London: A. & C. Black. 95 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white figures, frontispiece, top corner creased front cover, minor edgewear, base spine lightly rubbed. Discusses the different types of kilns, fuels, the materials to use, and the principles to be kept in mind for successful firing. There are working drawings of the many types of kilns are included and some new, experimental kilns are illustrated. ISBN: 0713679263. Our Book No: 30152. $30 AUD.
29. Haigh, Gideon (2015). Certain Admissions: A Beach, a Body and a Lifetime of Secrets (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 311 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, tiny bump spine ends, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The story of 24-year old Bryan Kerr and 20-year old typist Beth Williams. They met by chance and had a night on the town. Next morning Beth was found dead on Albert Park Beach. Kerr was arrested and later sent to prison for her murder. He denied it and later when he died another man confessed to the murder. was he telling the truth? This story is real-life police procedural, courtroom drama, family saga, investigative journalism, social history - and archival treasure hunt showing how the past shapes the present, and the present the past. ISBN: 9780670078318. Our Book No: 30158. $30 AUD.
30. Harris, Anne (2000). Old Stations on the Gwydir. Sydney, Neutral Bay: Anne Harris / Wild & Woolley. 204 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner tips front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This is a collection of short histories of old stations on the western slopes of the New England Tableland in New South Wales (NSW). The stations are between the small settlement of Rocky River near Uralla and the township of Bundarra. The author has recorded some of the people that have lived along this section of the Gwydir river, and day-to-day living that is slow to change from a few very large pastoral runs to the many stations of today. ISBN: 1740181115. Our Book No: 30150. $40 AUD.
31. Harvey, Roland (2011). In the Bush: Our Holiday at Wombat Flat (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, corner tips front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This is a family journey to Wombat Flat. This delightful children's picture book with the easy-to-read text and full-colour full-page drawings will suit all ages. ISBN: 9781741750843. Our Book No: 30172. $15 AUD.
32. Harvey, Roland (2012). To the Top End: Our Trip across Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, corner tips front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. This is a family journey from Tasmania to the Top End. This delightful children's picture book with the easy-to-read text and full-colour full-page drawings will suit all ages. ISBN: 9781742376462. Our Book No: 30171. $15 AUD.
33. Herbert, Xavier (1959). Seven Emus (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 147 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), jacket possibly faded, small edge tears edgewear jacket (flap not price-clipped), pages lightly toned, owner’s written names including title page, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Australian novel about an anthropologist who tries to steal a sacred rock carving from a part-Aboriginal station owner. Our Book No: 17603. $20 AUD.
34. Hidalgo, Carlos (2015). Driving Demand: Transforming B2B Marketing to Meet the Needs of the Modern Buyer (1st stated ed). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 204 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (tiny crease top spine), pages faintly toned. A guidebook for companies that want to transform, but unsure of how to go about it. Provides a prescriptive roadmap that organizations can follow to ensure that the changes that are made become part of the DNA of their organization to ensure that true transformation takes place - by doing things differently instead of doing different things. ISBN: 9781137526786. Our Book No: 30169. $30 AUD.
35. Hirst, Warwick (2015). Wreck: The Fatal Voyage of the Charles Eaton and the Search for Survivors (1st ed). Canberra, Calwell: Inspiring Publishers. 212 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour & single colour drawings, minor edgewear. The story of the wreck of the barque Charles Eaton. In August 1873 it was wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef. Five of the crew took the only seaworthy life boat and eventually reached Timor. The rest of the crew and six passengers escaped on rafts built from the wreckage. All but four boys met a horrible death at the hand of the Torres Strait Islanders. Two of the boys were bought for two bunches of bananas, and the other two were never seen again. ISBN: 9780994267061. Our Book No: 30137. $35 AUD.
36. Historical Society, Inverell and District; O'Brien, Harold (notes) (1971). Time and Tide: Official Publication of the Inverell and District Historical Society, no. 5. Inverell, NSW: Inverell and District Historical Society. 40 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stapled (little rusted), card covers, few black & white text-photos, front cover & rear pages little creased, minor edgewear. The February 1971 issue of this historical society magazine is full of useful information about Inverell and the surrounding areas, New South Wales. Includes a history of the public education system in Inverell to 1930. Random notes by Harold O'Brien reveals his earliest recollections of Inverell. Our Book No: 17605. $15 AUD.
37. Holmes, Marie (1996). The Presbyterian Cemetery Campbelltown. Sydney, Campbeltown: Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society Inc. 79 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, tiny scuff spine ends. This pamphlet is a history of the Presbyterian Cemetery at Campbelltown, in outer southwestern Sydney. Includes a map of the cemetery, cemetery location chart, and brief details of some of the persons buried there. Written at the suggestion of the local historical society, subsequent to her research for a Graduate Diploma in Local and Applied History at University of New England, Armidale. ISBN: 0958677603. Our Book No: 40061. $18 AUD.
38. Hordern, Marsden (2005). A Merciful Journey: Recollections of a World War II Patrol Boat Man (1st ed). Melbourne: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 334 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (small closed tear & scuff rear side), tiny dent rear cover. This book is the compelling story of the author's life from a happy childhood growing up in Sydney during the Great Depression, to his years serving in the Royal Australian Navy from 1942 to 1947 (Timor and New Guinea). He has used the letters and journals he wrote at the time, to recount his triumphs and disasters as a naval officer, detailing his rise from a young sub-lieutenant to a lieutenant in command of his own ship. This is a wonderful memoir of a young man's coming of age in wartime. ISBN: 0522851657. Our Book No: 30134. $45 AUD.
39. Horowitz, Alexandra (2016). Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell (1st ed). London: Simon & Schuster. 323 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Examines how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other and humans. The author is a cognitive scientist who understands dogs. This practical book will delight dog lovers interested in understanding why their dogs do what they do. The author of "Inside of a Dog" investigates the powerful sense of smell sense of dogs, and how they are able to detect drugs, cancer, land mines, termites - and what they know about the weather. ISBN: 9781471159923. Our Book No: 30160. $20 AUD.
40. Hughes, Gilbert (1960). The Story of Mt Wilson in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales (Revised ed). Mt. Wilson, NSW: Mt Wilson Progress Association. 32 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, black & white photos, map, staples lightly rusted, pages lightly toned, faint foxing rear cover, minor edgewear. This fascinating little book, compiled by Gilbert Hughes, has some wonderful old black & white photos which help to tell the story of Mt Wilson Our Book No: 40032. $10 AUD.
41. Huntington, Samuel P. (1997). The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (Reprint ed). New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster. 368 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear. Expanded version of an influential article published in Foreign Affairs magazine, by political scientist, Harvard University. Pictures a post-Cold War future of accelerated conflict between civilizations that will dominate world politics. Argues that an international order based on civilizations is the best safeguard against war - driven not by ideologies or economics, but by ethnicity, religion, and other cultural forces. Classifies the major civilizations as: Western, Latin American, African, Islamic, Sinic (Chinese), Hindu, Russian / Orthodox, Buddhist, Japanese. ISBN: 0684844419. Our Book No: 15886. $15 AUD.
42. Hyde, Miriam (1995). Piano Works of Miriam Hyde [Signature Series]. Melbourne: Allans Publishing. 36 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, minimal edgewear. ISBN: 1863672451. Our Book No: 17621. $20 AUD.
43. Johnson, Fiona (2013). My Wild Ride: The Inspiring True Story of How One Woman's Faith and Determination Helped Her Overcome Life's Greatest Obstacles (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 266 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, corner tip front cover bent, edges lightly toned. This is the story of a city girl who was always interested in horses, and eventually Fiona moved to the northern NSW to make a life with her new husband, Matt. Shortly after they were married, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia. She writes about her fight to survive and her ambition to fulfil her dreams of becoming a rodeo rider and a mother. An inspiring true story of beating the odds. ISBN: 9781743310441. Our Book No: 30145. $18 AUD.
44. Jones, Roseanne (2005). History of Wongalea School and Teacher's Residence. Forbes, NSW: Parkes and District Historical Society Inc. 63 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. Roseanne has researched her husbands' family, who had settled in the Wongalea Cooks Myalls area of Parkes in the early 1900s. The focus is a fascinating history of this school and residence at Parkes, New South Wales. It opened in 1913, and closed in 1970. The historic Wongalea School building is on display at the unique Pioneer Park Museum located on the northern outskirts of Parkes. The author returned to the original site of the school in 1989. ISBN: 0958799040. Our Book No: 40060. $18 AUD.
45. Keen, Andrew (2018). How to Fix the Future: Staying Human in the Digital Age (1st p/b ed). London: Atlantic Books. 330 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Examines what society can do to improve the digital future that has rapidly swept the world. He looks back at the past to learn how we can change the future. He describes how societies tamed the excesses of the Industrial Revolution, which, like its digital counterpart, removed long-standing models of living, ruined harmonious environments and changed the business world. Depicts what must be done to preserve human values, and what steps can be taken as individuals and societies to improve the future. ISBN: 9781786491664. Our Book No: 30142. $25 AUD.
46. Kellet, P. ; Lodge, N. (1975). A Historical Souvenir Booklet of Port Douglas, North Queensland, Australia. Queensland: P. Kellet. 45 pp. Paperback small oblong, good condition, black & white photos, staples rusted (little broken, pages firm), spine little rubbed, rear cover little marked & foxed, tiny dent front cover, pages & inside rear cover lightly toned, some edgewear. This booklet has photos of places around Port Douglas. The text describes the history of Port Douglas, and includes Carstens Memorial, Central Hotel, Court House Hotel, Shell Jewellery, Soldiers Memorial, Steam Locomotive, and wharves. Our Book No: 40040. $25 AUD.
47. Khan, Amina (2017). Adapt: How We Can Learn from Nature's Strangest Inventions. London: Atlantic Books. 344 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover little creased, top edge lightly toned, minimal edgewear. This fascinating book looks at how we can learn from nature and become adaptable to the environment. The author talks to researchers at the forefront of this exciting new science, who are designing everything from wind turbines to military camouflage. This book will be of interest to anyone who has an interest in design, nature and technology. ISBN: 9781786492272. Our Book No: 30143. $25 AUD.
48. Kirkpatrick, J. B.; Backhouse, Sue (illustrator) (2004). Native Trees of Tasmania (7th ed). Hobart, Sandy Bay: Pandani Press. 150 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations, corner tips front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. Seventh edition. The only comprehensive handbook available and has clear easy-to-use illustrations. The key does not need any prior botanical knowledge. A handy reference for naturalists, bushwalkers, travellers, landcare groups and field workers in forestry and national parks. This seventh edition has been completely revised. ISBN: 0646430882. Our Book No: 30155. $40 AUD.
49. Korevaar, Dr Diana (2017). Mindfulness for Mums and Dads: Proven Strategies for Calming Down and Connecting. Sydney, Crows Nest: Murdoch Books. 239 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour & black illustrations, minor edgewear. This book features dozens of case studies, as well as simple mindfulness practices that can be carried out anywhere. The author is a Melbourne based perinatal psychiatrist who uses mindfulness practice as a powerful tool to help parents calm down, connect and reframe the challenges they face in order to experience life more positively. These are practical tools for anyone wanting to engage in a better life. ISBN: 9781743369067. Our Book No: 30135. $28 AUD.
50. Leeds (1965). Leeds Hits of Our Time: No 8: TV and Film Themes. Sydney: Leeds Music. 22 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, minor edgewear. Our Book No: 17616. $15 AUD.
51. Line, Aberdeen and Commonwealth (1954). Menu: Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line: T.S.S. Largs Bay Fancy Dress Dinner (1st ed). City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 4 pp. Ephemera tall trade, folded card, good condition, colour painting cover, base of fold creased, fold rubbed, light toning & foxing, few marks rear cover, few creases front cover, minor edgewear, autographs (owner’s written name, etc.). Menu for T. S. S. "Largs Bay", a passenger ship on the Britain - Australia run from the 1930s to 1950s (scrapped in 1957). The menu is for a Fancy Dress Dinner on Wednesday, February 24th, 1954. (Autographs: Owner’s written name and cabin number on front cover, page full of numerous passenger written names on rear cover.). Our Book No: 40056. $15 AUD.
52. Line, Shaw Savill; Milne, N. S. (Captain) (1954). Program: S.S. Largs Bay Grand Concert. London: Shaw Savill Line. 4 pp. Ephemera trade, folded card, good condition, colour illustration front cover, light toning & foxing, few age spots, light stain rear cover, fold rubbed, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. Programme for a Grand Concert on S.S. Largs Bay, held on Saturday, February 27th, 1954. There is an amusing poem on the back about the concert. Our Book No: 40057. $15 AUD.
53. Lines, Orient; Lamb, Lynton (artist) (1952). Menu: Orient Lines: S.S. Orontes (3 cards). City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. Each 4 pp. Each card: Ephemera small trade, folded card, good condition, black & white drawing cover, stewards name (1 card), small mark bottom spine, light toning & foxing rear cover (2 cards), light foxing along fold line (1 card), minor edgewear. Menu for S.S. Orontes. Two cards are Orient Line at the Equator. One card is dated April 30th, 1953 has a Davy Jones His Majesty's Scribe stating that the passenger has crossed the "Line" at Longitude 85 Degrees, 45 Minutes East on this day and is duly admitted to the Ancient Order of the Deep. The other card is Tourist "B" dated 5th February, 1952. The third card is one of a series of menu cards designed by Mr. Lynton Lamb to commemorate various national days, this one being New Zealand Day with a Kiwi on the cover and is a Tourist "B" card. Each card has a different dinner menu. Our Book No: 40053. $30 AUD.
54. Lines, Orient; Garrad, S. A. (designer); Cornwell, H. (chef); Lane, G. (baker) (1953). Menu: Orient Lines - S.S. Orontes Coronation Cards (2 cards) (1st ed) [Coronation Series]. London: Baynard Press (Printer). Each 4 pp. Each card: Ephemera small trade, folded card, good condition, colour illustration front cover, light toning & foxing, light stain bottom edge (1 card), minimal insect damage (1 card), minor edgewear. Two menus for S.S. Orontes Coronation series, designed for the Orient Line by S. A. Garrad. Each card has a different dinner menu. One card has the The Sovereign's Orb on the front and a description on the rear. The other has the Ampulla on the front and a description on the rear. Our Book No: 40054. $30 AUD.
55. Lines, Orient; Constable, John (menu designer); Hatch, Peter (partnership); Rogers, G. H. (chef) (1971). Menu: Orient Lines - S.S. Oronsay. England: BKT Printers. 4 pp. Ephemera octavo, folded card, good plus condition, colour painting covers, minor insect damage fore-edge, minor edgewear. Menu for S.S. Oronsay. The main menu is printed on one side and the wine list on the opposite side. The menu is for Friday 2 July, 1971. One of a series of six designed by John Constable Peter Hatch Partnership. Our Book No: 40047. $15 AUD.
56. Lourie, Bruce; Smith, Rick (2015). Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World (Reprint ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 289 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, corners tips covers & few endpages little creased or marked, minimal edgewear, remainder strip bottom edge. Examines the toxins that surround us on an everyday basis. Offers solutions for how we can be healthier, safer and more aware. The authors give practical and surprising advice for removing toxic chemicals from our bodies and homes. ISBN: 9780702250125. Our Book No: 30159. $18 AUD.
57. Masters, Chris (2013). Uncommon Soldier: Brave, Compassionate and Tough, the Making of Australia's Modern Diggers (Reprint ed). Sydney, Cro's Nest: Allen & Unwin. 374 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, small mark top edge, minor edgewear. A powerful look at the character of the modern Australian soldier - war fighter, peacekeeper, street-level diplomat and aid-worker. The author discusses how they are selected, trained, led, and their transformation from civilians to disciplined professional soldiers. ISBN: 9781743317327. Our Book No: 30151. $20 AUD.
58. McGrath, John (2006). You Inc.: How to Attract Amazing Success into Your Life and Business (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 252 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, old price marks. John McGrath's core message is about being the best person you can be, in both your business and your life. A book of strategies, tips and positive anecdotes that is destined to change your life. A motivational book written by the Australian businessman who owns a highly profitable real estate chain, and author of the bestseller "You Don't Have to be Born Brilliant”. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0732276365. Our Book No: 13740. $15 AUD.
59. Military Forces, Australian (1923). The Operation of the Australian Corps in France from July 1st to October, 1918. Sydney: Defence Print 48 pp. Paperback small, good condition, thin card covers, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), covers & spine little creased & marked, pages lightly toned, top edge foxed, spine little faded, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (stamps & sticker front cover), some edgewear, amendments slip tipped-in. Assists officers in preparing themselves for examination in Military History. The pamphlet, based on collated matter that is available concerning the Australian Corps, is issued to help produce a compact Military History of the Campaign in France in 1918. A charming little book that would interest someone collecting military ephemera. (Cancelled from the library of Royal United Service Institution of NSW.) Our Book No: 40042. $20 AUD.
60. Mowaljarlai, David (2001). Yorro Yorro Everything Standing Up Alive: Spirit of the Kimberley (P/b ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 233 pp. Paperback large octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, corner tips front cover little scuffed, spine slightly faded, written dedication (perhaps autograph). This book has been written to promote understanding and respect for the art and rituals of the people of the Wandjina. The old tribal life in the bush has gone, so some last old-time bushmen and bushwomen handed down their knowledge, through Mowaljarlai. The colour photos bring the majestic landscape of the Kimberley alive, and Mowaljarlai's drawings bring the magic of the Kimberley to life. A very special book suitable for any age. ISBN: 1875641726. Our Book No: 30164. $25 AUD.
61. Navy, Royal Australian (1984). Welcome Aboard (12 Naval Brochures). City Not Stated: Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Each 4 pp. Each brochure: Pamphlet oblong trade, single folded sheet, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Twelve promotional brochures about the Royal Australian Navy. Eight describe warships: HMAS Darwin, HMAS Adelaide (two copies), HMAS Yarra, HMAS Perth, HMAS Townsville, HMAS Hobart, HMAS Vampire. The other four are: Australian Submarine Squadron (consists of six diesel-electric submarines of the Oberon class based at HMAS Platypus, North Sydney), HMAS Penguin (Balmoral, Sydney, provides technical and advanced training of officers and sailors), HMAS Waterhen (Waverton, Sydney - the first Australian warship sunk during WW2), HMAS Nirimba (Quakers Hill, Sydney, established 1956). (Estimated date, 1984 or later, internal evidence.). Our Book No: 40058. $20 AUD.
62. Niland, D'Arcy (1965). The Apprentices (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 200 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, small edge tears), light foxing edges, pages lightly toned. First edition. Set in post-war Sydney, this novel has as it dominating figure a big city, working class Sydney. Written with warmth and humor and a fine dramatic sense, weaves into fascinating pattern the lives of the factory workers, and the lives of ordinary people with the centre on Barney O'Dowd and Nancy who he later marries, and together they face the joys and tragedies of life, and learn to have the courage to go on, no matter what happens. Our Book No: 30157. $18 AUD.
63. Noldes, Vee Jay (1950). Sam Fox Modern Guitar Method: Melody Harmony Rhythm: Part 2 [Plate: M.G.M. Pt 2]. Sydney: Sam Fox Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled, minor edgewear. Our Book No: 17615. $20 AUD.
64. O'Neil, Helen (2016). Harry Seidler: A Singular Vision. Sydney: HarperCollins. 369 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, top corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. Biography of the famous Australian architect most well-known for Rose Seidler House designed for his family who found sanctuary in Australia after WW2. He was born in Austria to an affluent Jewish family, he fled to England as a refugee, where he was imprisoned as an enemy alien and was sent to Canada. In the internment camps, architecture became his saviour. When released, he studied in Canada and at Harvard under Bauhaus master Walter Gropius. In 1948, he moved to Australia to design a home for his parents. ISBN: 9781460752029. Our Book No: 30138. $35 AUD.
65. Oz People, The; Wiltshire, Gail (director); Bailey, Bert (script); Musa, Helen (editor) (1985). On Our Selection: The Characters Immortalizied by Steele Rudd. Brisbane: The Playhouse. Unnum 10 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, single-colour illustrations & adverts, top corners covers & pages lightly creased, faint foxing cover, minor edgewear. Bert Bailey adapted On Our Selection in 1912 for the stage. The Oz People use the Bailey script which has been edited by Helen Musa. The Playhouse is operated by the Queensland Children's Theatre and Creative Workshop Association, a nonprofit company dedicated to providing creative activities for disabled children. (Estimated date, 1985.) Our Book No: 40039. $18 AUD.
66. People, Village (1980). Five of the best: Y.M.C.A - In the Navy - Can't Stop the Music - Macho Man - Go West [YMCA]. Sydney: EMI Music Publishing. 20 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, stapled, pages lightly creased, little marking covers, minor edgewear, owner's written name front cover. Sheet music for five popular songs from the iconic disco and dance group. (Estimated date, latest copyright date.). ISBN: 0849671104. Our Book No: 17608. $25 AUD.
67. Plimer, Ian (2011). How to Get Expelled from School: A Guide to Climate Change for Pupils, Parents and Punters (1st ed). Ballan, VIC: Connor Court Publishing. 243 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, autograph (author's written dedication). Plimer is a former Australian geology professor and noted skeptic of climate change research (some would say denier, based on the strong rhetoric and selected evidence presented). Are pupils, parents and the public being fed political propaganda on climate change? Alleges the climate industry adjusts the temperature record and withholds raw data, computer codes and information from scrutiny. Computer predictions of a scary future don't agree with measurements. In the past natural climate changes have been larger and more rapid than the worst case predictions yet humans adapted. Is human-induced global warming the biggest financial and scientific scam in history? ISBN: 9781921421808. Our Book No: 17623. $25 AUD.
68. Railways, Commonwealth (1958). Across Australia in Fast Air-conditioned Diesel-electric Trains [Trans-Australian Railway]. Melbourne: A. C. Brooks Government Printer. 32 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), black & white text-photos, few adverts, few tiny marks rear cover, vertical crease middle of pamphlet (previously folded), faint foxing few pages, minor edgewear corners & spine, minimal biro annotation This pamphlet describes the fast, new diesel-electric trains, operating on the Trans-Australian Railway, which make the journey from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie (across the Nullarbor) more comfortable. The many photos and adverts bring the pamphlet to life. A great pamphlet for anyone interested in historic engines and local Australian history. (The number C.11144/58 indicate that this pamphlet was published in 1958.). Our Book No: 40036. $15 AUD.
69. Railways, Commonwealth; Bartlett, R. H. (photographer) (1965). Menu: Trans-Australian Railway Menu Card. City Not Stated: Commonwealth Railways. Unnum 2 pp. Paperback tall trade, thin card, colour photo on cover, light toning & foxing, spine rubbed, written annotation rear side This menu provides a dining car service breakfast on the Trans-Australian Railway (from Port Augusta to Kalgoorlie, across the Nullarbor Plain). The colour photo on the card cover is a view of Standley Chasm, Central Australia. There are signatures of four of the passengers on the rear side. (Estimated date, 1960s.). Our Book No: 40038. $15 AUD.
70. Rangitata; Pikes, Joseph (artist) (1960). Menu: R.M.S. Rangitata English Buildings (3 Cards). City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. Each 4 pp. Each card: Folded card small octavo, good condition, colour illustration front cover, minimal toning spots, minor edgewear. Three menus for R.M.S. Rangitata. Two cards have the same menu and are dated 13th March, 1960. One of these cards has Middle Temple Lane which leads to Middle Temple Hall, built in 1572. Here "Twelfth Night" was first performed in 1602 under Shakespeare's personal direction. The other card has St. Bartholomew's Gateway which marks the entrance to the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield. This, the oldest parish in London, was founded by Rahere in 1123. The third card is dated Friday, 18th March, 1960, and the menu is for a Carnival Dinner. This card has Voyage to New Zealand via Panama Canal: the illustration is the Staple Inn, Holborn and old Elizabethan houses. Our Book No: 40050. $30 AUD.
71. Rangitata; Stewart, Kay (artist) (1960). Menu: R.M.S. Rangitata English Cathedral Cards (4 cards). City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. Each 4 pp. Each card: Folded card small octavo, good condition, colour illustration front cover, minimal spotty toning, minor edgewear. Menu for R.M.S. Rangitata. Each card has the same menu for Sunday, 28th February, 1960. The four English cathedrals are: Norwich, Lichfield, Peterborough, and St Albans. Each cathedral is described on the back of the card. This ship was operated by the New Zealand shipping company between London and New Zealand via the Panama Canal - built in 1929 and scrapped in 1962. Our Book No: 40048. $40 AUD.
72. Rangitata; Wagstaff, H. (artist) (1960). Menu: R.M.S. Rangitata Bird Cards (3 cards). City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. Each 4 pp. Each card: Folded card small octavo, good condition, colour illustration front cover, minor edgewear, minimal age spots. Menu for R.M.S. Rangitata. Two of the three cards (undated) have the same menu but a different bird on the front cover: a bellbird, and a kea - with a description of the bird on the rear side, plus a story from Neptunus Rex, Ruler of the Seven Seas, stating that the bearer was admitted into "Ye Anciente Fellowshippe of ye Seven Seas", with a red seal. The third card has a jay on the front cover, and the description of this bird on the rear cover. The menu differs from the other two cards. The date is Sunday 20th, March, 1960. Our Book No: 40049. $30 AUD.
73. Reece, Bob (1983 ). New South Wales General Standing Orders: Selected from the General Orders Issued by Former Governors, from the 16th of February, 1791, to the 6th of September, 1800: Also, General Orders Issued by Governor King, from the 28th of September, 1800, to the 30th of September, 1802 (Facsimile ed). Melbourne, Black Rock: History Books Australia. 12 + 122 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, marbled boards (three quarter cloth, spine & corners), maps. In matching slipcase. A facsimile of the first book published in Australia, 1802, by the government printer, Sydney. This facsimile edition starts with the orders issued by Governors Phillip and Hunter, and ends with "The days for Grain being Received into the Stores from individuals at Sydney, Parramatta, and Hawkesbury, are Fridays". (No. 27 of a limited edition of 150 copies.) Our Book No: 30165. $120 AUD.
74. Reuter, Wolfgang (1983). The Lipizzaners and the Spanish Riding School (1st ed). Innsbruck: Pinguin-Verlag. 64 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour text-photos, few black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (top spine little chipped), bottom corners covers little bumped, top spine lightly bumped. This is the story of the beautiful white performing stallions of Vienna. The author gives a brief outline of the foundation and development of the stud, the ups and downs of its history prior to the dissolution of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian Lipizzaners' move to Piber near Graz and, finally, their fate after the Second World War. (Text is in German and English.). ISBN: 3701621456. Our Book No: 30167. $20 AUD.
75. Robertson, Major General Brian H. (1943). The Forces Guide to Tripoli. Tripolitania: British Military Press. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback, good condition, stapled pamphlet (single staple, rusted), spine little creased & tiny tear, covers little creased & marked, pages lightly toned, edges foxed, horizontal crease in covers & pages (previously folded), light foxing covers & pages, some edgewear. This pamphlet lists the clubs in Tripoli (Libya) that are common meeting places for men from Great Britain, the Dominions and the United States, for soldiers, sailors, airmen and merchant seaman. A interesting pamphlet for someone collecting military ephemera. Our Book No: 40043. $20 AUD.
76. Rokeach, Milton (1973). The Nature of Human Values. New York: Free Press. 438 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, owner's written name, old price marks front free flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. American professor of psychology and sociology summarises his research studies showing that human values lie at the core of all studies of culture, society, personality, social attitudes and behaviour. He places himself at odds with B. F. Skinner and the radical behaviorists. He identifies two distinctive values (freedom and equality) that are inconsistent with communist, socialist and fascist ideologies. (ISBN not printed in book, but assigned later.) ISBN: 0029267501. Our Book No: 2696. $150 AUD.
77. Rouse, Doreen (2005). No Magic Lost: A Tale of the Hawkesbury (Reprint ed). Sydney: Books & Writers Network. 106 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, edge spine little rubbed, minor edgewear. This novel is set in the valley of the Hawkesbury River, both in the early days of the colony and the present day. The story is about two different men being rescued by a medicine woman of the Deerubbin in the early history of Australia, and his namesake being rescued by a modern medicine woman generations later. What was the connection? ISBN: 0646325884. Our Book No: 30147. $25 AUD.
78. Rudolph, Kurt; McLachlan Wilson, Robert (translator) (1987). Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism (Reprint ed). New York: HarperOne / HarperCollins. 411 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations, map, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Gnosticism arose out of early Judaism and Christianity, with an emphasis on trapping the divine spark within the human body, and liberating it via spiritual knowledge (gnosis), acquired by direct experience. This iconic history of gnosticism, by a German professor of religion, is solidly based reliable sources. The author hopes this translation will reach a wider range of readers. The translator has drawn upon similar principles to the English edition of Werner Foerster's two-volume anthology "Gnosis". ISBN: 0060670185. Our Book No: 30140. $30 AUD.
79. Schubert, Franz; Thomson, Robert (editor) (1987). Schubert: Dances for Piano [Plate: B.5169]. Melbourne: Allans Publishing. 78 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Sheet music for six piano dance pieces, by the Austrian composer: Waltzes, op. 9, D365, nos. 1-36: Waltzes and ecossaises, op. 18, D145, nos. 1-12 and 1-3: German dances and three ecossaises, op. 33, D783, nos. 1-16: Valses sentimentales, op. 50, D779, nos. 1-34: Viennese ladies Landler and two ecossaises, op. 67, D734, nos. 1-16: Valses nobles, op. 77, D969, nos. 1-12. ISBN: 0101060840. Our Book No: 17622. $20 AUD.
80. Seaton, Annie (2017). Diamond Sky (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This Australian novel is about a remote diamond mine in the Kimberley. Dru Porter is an engineer and this is a safe place to hide from a past that she fears will find her. Surely the terror she left behind in Dubai will never find her here? Security specialist Connor Kirk starts to investigate a diamond theft, and immediately suspects the reclusive but obviously capable Dru Porter. (Book 3 in the Porter sisters series.). ISBN: 9781743535707. Our Book No: 40044. $18 AUD.
81. Shah, Sami (2017). The Islamic Republic of Australia: Muslims Down Under, from Halal to Hijabs and Everything in Between. Sydney: HarperCollins. 275 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tips front & back covers little scuffed, minor edgewear. A funny and informative look at Islam in Australia, by award-winning Pakistani-born comedian and writer Sami Shah. He goes behind the stereotypes and generalisations to find out who Australian Muslims are, how they live and what they think. ISBN: 9780733338151. Our Book No: 30168. $20 AUD.
82. Singer, Peter (1999). Ethics into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement (Australian ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 222 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear & rubbing. A biography of animal rights activist Henry Spira. This book tells the inspiring story of a lifelong activist, whose creativity and careful thought about strategies for change will serve as a model for activists fighting injustice in a wide range of causes. ISBN: 0522848745. Our Book No: 20842. $10 AUD.
83. Smith, Geoffrey; Potts, Timothy (foreword) (1997). Russell Drysdale 1912 - 81 (1st ed). Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). 200 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour text-illustrations (some full-page), frontispiece, minor edgewear, corner tip front cover little scuffed. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book continues the National Gallery of Victoria's series of major exhibitions in honour of important people in 20th-century Australian art. The exhibition has been curated by Geoffrey Smith who has done very thorough research, locating artworks in private collections, both in Australia and overseas. Many have not been publically exhibited since they were painted. ISBN: 0724101985. Our Book No: 30148. $40 AUD.
84. Stanley, Howard (1985). A History of the Establishment of Kosciusko National Park. Sydney: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. 40 pp. Paperback wide, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, leatherette spine, single-colour (dark blue-tinted) photos, map, few light marks rear cover, small mark front cover, top corner tip front cover creased, minimal edgewear, non-author written dedication title page. A pamphlet about the alpine area in the Kosciusko National Park in southern New South Wales (NSW). Covers the history, landscape, mapping and the care that has been taken to establish this important area. Includes an interview with Sir William McKell who helped to secure the establishment of the national park within a short space of time after giving approval to succeed. (Estimated date, 1980s, Trove.). Our Book No: 40030. $20 AUD.
85. Steam Navigation Company, Peninsular & Oriental (P & O) (1953). Sports and Entertainments Card: S.S. Himalaya (2 cards). City Not Stated: Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P & O). Each 4 pp. Each card: Folded card octavo, good condition, colour illustration front cover, minimal age spots, crease along fold, bottom corner front cover one card creased (1 card), few light creases cover (1 card), minor edgewear. Two sports and entertainments cards. One is dated April, 1953 for Australia to England, the other Monday 11th July to Friday July 29th no year or name of ship, from London to Colombo. There is passenger information on the rear of one card: the other card is blank. Our Book No: 40055. $20 AUD.
86. Steam Navigation Company, Peninsular & Oriental (P & O); Rogers, Hunter (artist) (1959). Menu: S. S. Strathmore. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 4 pp. Folded card small octavo, good condition, colour illustration front cover, minimal toning spots, small stain bottom edge front cover, minor edgewear. Menu for S. S Strathmore, dated Thursday 22nd January 1959. The menu is on one side with a wine list on the opposite side. This is one of a series of 12 paintings by Mr Hunter Rogers depicting Australian scenery. The Blue Mountains New South Wales is on the front cover with a description of the picture which is of a rugged escarpment known as "The Three Sisters at Katoomba". Our Book No: 40051. $15 AUD.
87. Steam Navigation Company, Peninsular & Oriental (P & O); Cobb, David (artist); Rogers, G. H. (chef) (1971). Menu: S. S. Oronsay. England: Printed by W. S. Cowell Ltd. 4 pp. Folded card octavo, good condition, colour illustration front cover, base of fold creased, insect damage fore-edge, light foxing rear page, minimal toning spots, edgewear. Menu for S. S. Oransay, dated Wednesday 30 June 1971. The menu is on one side and the wine list on the opposite side. This menu is one of six specially designed for P&O by David Cobb. Our Book No: 40052. $15 AUD.
88. Sturt, Capt Charles (1963). Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, during the Years 1828, 1829, 1830, and 1831: With Observations on the Soil, Climate and General Resources of the Colony of New South Wales (2 volumes) (Facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 219 + 271 pp. Each volume: Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, light tan leatherette cover (little marked), black & white & colour engravings, black & white frontispiece engraving, large foldout map (v1), map (v2), appendices, edges lightly foxed, endpapers faintly toned, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamps. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Facsimile edition in two volumes of the original 1833 edition, published by Smith, Elder and Co. London (Ferguson 1704). Volume 1 contains 5 plates (2 in colour). Volume 2 contains 9 plates (2 in colour).
In 1838, Governor Darling assigned Charles Sturt to explore the desert country in western New South Wales. He named the Darling River, reached the Castlereagh River, and returned to the Wellington Valley. In a later expedition (1829 - 31), he explored the Murrumbidgee and Murray rivers and was the first to navigate the =entire length of the Murray River. (No 4 in this series.). Our Book No: 17613. $100 AUD.
89. Tapp Coutts, Toni (2016). A Sunburnt Childhood: Growing up in the Territory. Sydney: Hachette. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, slight bump top spine, minimal edgewear. Her story of growing up on the massive Killarney Station in the Northern Territory. Her father, Bill Tapp, was living out his dream to be a cattle king. Toni is one of ten children. Her mother June ran the Killarney community while her father ran the cattle. This fascinating book is a memoir depicting the colourful land, characters and contradictions. ISBN: 9780733634499. Our Book No: 30161. $20 AUD.
90. Tory, Alan; Haxton, Elaine (illustrator) (1943). Rain on Tin Roofs: Australian Broadcast Talks and Essays. Sydney: George H. Dash. 127 pp. Paperback small, dustjacket (fixed along spine), good condition (in good dustjacket), spinewear (tear repaired & piece removed base spine), some edgewear, bookshop rubber stamp. The author is minister of St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Sydney. These essays were published in the the Sydney Morning Herald, and/or as talks broadcast over over ABC radio. Our Book No: 17611. $15 AUD.
91. Tourist Coaches, Pioneer (1960). Pioneer Highway Holiday Itinerary. City Not Stated: Pioneer Travel. Unnum 2 pp. Paperback tall trade pamphlet & separate folded quarto single-page itinerary, good condition, map, single-colour drawings, minor toning & edgewear, few marks, tiny holes top corner of itinerary (staple removed). A brochure with a single page itinerary for a journey from Adelaide to Melbourne on 27th August 1960. The name of the person taking the holiday is stamped on the front of the brochure and the single page itinerary has a stamp from a travel service in Perth, Western Australia. The no.136 - Issued August 1960 is on the itinerary. Our Book No: 40037. $10 AUD.
92. Tucker, Albert; Jolles, Henry (photographer) (1986). Faces I Have Met (1st ed). Melbourne, Hawthorn: Century Hutchinson. 80 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour plates, minor edgewear jacket, bookplate inside front cover. In 1985 at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Albert Tucker held a major exhibition of nearly 60 portraits entitled "Faces I Have Met". He paid tribute to the generation of the 1940s. Those portraits are collected in this unique book. He wanted to preserve a sense of the palpable presence of the people he painted. Some of the portraits are: Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker (self), John Perceval, Arthur Boyd, Noel Counihan and Bernard Smith. ISBN: 009157210X. Our Book No: 30139. $35 AUD.
93. Wadler, Irving; Webb, Elizabeth (1955). Fun for Fiddlers: A Book of Therapy Papers for Young Violinists [Plate 11909]. Boston: Boston Music Company. 28 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, card cover, stapled, minimal edgewear. Our Book No: 17614. $20 AUD.
94. Walker, Frank (2014). Maralinga: The Chilling Expose of our Secret Nuclear Shame and Betrayal of our Troops and Country. Sydney: Hachette Australia. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. The facts are shocking. The treachery is chilling. The fallout ongoing. During the 1950s to 1960s, with the blessing of Prime Minister Robert Menzies, the British government used Australia as its nuclear laboratory. They exploded 12 atomic bombs on Australian soil - at the Monte Bello (Montebello) Islands, Emu Field and Maralinga. About 16,000 Australian servicemen were guinea pigs. RAAF pilots were ordered to fly into nuclear mushroom clouds, soldiers told to walk into radioactive ground zero, sailors retrieved highly contaminated debris - none of them aware of the dangers they faced. But the betrayal didn't end with our soldiers. Secret monitoring stations were set up around the continent to measure radiation levels and a clandestine decades-long project stole bones from dead babies to see how much fallout had contaminated their small bodies - their grieving parents were never told. ISBN: 9780733631900. Our Book No: 17601. $25 AUD.
95. Wallis, Roma (1982). Gulgong in the Roaring Days: The History of the Prince of Wales Opera House [Western Heritage Series]. Dubbo, NSW: Macquarie Publications. 111 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, few small scratches covers, minor edgewear, owner's written name. The story of the Prince of Wales Opera House, especially during the "roaring days" of the 1870s and 1880s - in the goldmining town of Gulgong in central New South Wales (NSW). The author is a true Gulgongite and a lover of the stage. She captures the excitement of the gold-rush theatre as well as the human interest of the passing parade. Very readable and packed with well-researched information which will appeal anyone with an interest in the arts and history. (Volume 4 in this series.). ISBN: 0949734055. Our Book No: 26490. $18 AUD.
96. Watson, Jeffrey (2005). Killer Caldwell: Australia's Greatest Fighter Pilot. Sydney: Hodder. 282 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. Biography of Clive Caldwell who was a natural and brilliant pilot, a great shot and a born leader. He saw action in WW2 against the Germans, Italians and Japanese, and remains Australia's greatest ever fighter pilot. ISBN: 0733619290. Our Book No: 20865. $12 AUD.
97. Welfare Work in Egypt, Co-ordinating Council for Lucas, A. (historical note) (1941). Services Guide to Cairo (1st ed). Cairo: Co-ordinating Council for Welfare Work in Cairo. Unnum 64 pp. Paperback very small square, fair condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet (staple rusted), map inside rear cover, black & white illustrations & adverts, edgewear spine ends, covers & bottom corner rear cover creased, spine creased & rubbed, pages toned, edges foxed, little foxing few pages, covers little marked. This little booklet is published by a council for the welfare of the troops in Egypt with a view to providing useful information for officers and men of His Britannic Majesty’s Forces staying in, or on leave to, Cairo, including service clubs, restaurants and places of entertainment. A charming little booklet that would interest someone collecting military ephemera. Our Book No: 40041. $20 AUD.
98. Whiffin, Lawrence (editor); Reeder, Haydn (editor) (1985). Contemporary Australian Piano: Twelve Compositions for Piano Solo. Melbourne: LaTrobe University Press. 92 pp. Paperback folio, good plus condition, spine & adjacent cover creased (small tear top edge), fore-edge rear cover creased, edgewear, some pencil annotation. Arch (Fantasia no. 4): Larry Sitsky - Cantillation: Helen Gifford: Elite syncopations: Mary Mageau - Prelude: Lawrence Whiffin - Sonatas 1 & 2: Keith Humble - Masks: Haydn Reeder - Uttering joyous leaves :Nigel Butterley - Five small pieces: John McCaughey - Ragings of a one pot screamer: Theodore Dollarhide - Eshelgharam: Ann Ghandar - Krebs: Mark Pollard ISBN: 0858166127. Our Book No: 17609. $20 AUD.
99. White, Michael (2007). Galileo Antichrist: A Biography (1st ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 284 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour & black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. Galileo is one of a small group of historical figures known by first name alone. His achievements place him amongst the giants of science: a crucial figure in the Scientific Revolution. A martyr whose brilliance and stubbornness saw him crushed by the might of the Roman Catholic Church. Investigates the man and his astronomical research, placing both in the context of a time when religious and scientific understanding became deeply and dangerously intertwined. Against the backdrop of the Counter Reformation and the Thirty Years' War, he traces the path that led to Galileo's denunciation as a heretic, and finds the story tainted by evidence of conspiracy and cover-up. ISBN: 9780297848684. Our Book No: 17612. $25 AUD.
100. Williams, Caroline (2017). Override: My Quest to Go Beyond Brain Training and Take Control of My Mind (1st ed). Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 280 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, corner tips covers little creased, minor edgewear. The author goes on a mission to find the answer to the question: Can you really rewire an adult brain? This is a very intimate, fascinating journey into discovering what neuroscience can really do for us, and whether it's worth the effort. ISBN: 9781925321906. Our Book No: 30162. $27 AUD.
101. Williams, Pamela (2013). Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge. Sydney: HarperCollins. 352 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. An incisive, hard-hitting and compelling exposure of media, powerful mates and multimillion-dollar deals. The inside story of the decline of hallowed media company Fairfax, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review. Covers 15 years of lost opportunity and mismanagement,, ending in a catastrophic loss of the classified advertising market to the internet. The savage twist is that the new companies dominating the online advertising came under the direct influence of two traditional media tycoons, James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch. With exclusive and unprecedented access to Murdoch, Packer, business leaders and powerbrokers. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780732297664. Our Book No: 16681. $20 AUD.
102. Young, Leonie; Riddle, Tohby (illustrator) (1993). I Wish I'd Sailed With Captain Cook (1st ed). Sydney: Weldon Kids. Unnum 30 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), poster in card pocket inside rear cover, faint foxing endpapers & poster. This exciting collectable children's picture book features Captain Cook and his journey to Australia. I wonder what he would think of Australia now? ISBN: 1863021639. Our Book No: 30136. $30 AUD.