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1. Alexander, Todd (2013). The New eBay: The Official Guide to Buying, Selling, Running a Profitable Business (1st ed). Brisbane, Milton: Wrightbooks. 280 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear, figures, tables. This book is the official and definitive guide to making the most of the new eBay, for beginners and experienced users alike. The book has steps, tips and colour screenshots. ISBN: 9781118588536. Our Book No: 30284. $20 AUD.
2. Allan (2003). Graded Collection of Easy Duets [Imperial Edition 112: Plate B.176]. Melbourne: Allans Music Australia. 23 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, minor edgewear. Sheet music for ten easy piano duets: Playing soldiers - In the boat - Buttercups - Mother Hubbard - Primrose - The mill wheel - The merry dancer - Reverie - Jolly clowns polka - Humpty Dumpty. Rear cover: Advert for Allans Melody Corner, Five Easy Duets, by Mirrie Hill. (Estimated date, 2003, Trove.). Our Book No: 4525. $15 AUD.
3. Bandler, Faith (editor); Fox, Len (editor) (1983). The Time was Ripe: The Story of the Aboriginal - Australian Fellowship (1956 - 69). Sydney, Chippendale: Alternative Publishing Co-operative Ltd (APCOL). 203 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minimal pages lightly toned, faint toning inside covers, minor edgewear. This is the story of a small group of people in 1956, some black, some white, who met in Sydney to try and find a way for Aboriginal people not to be treated as outcasts. The group tell their own stories - important, exciting, and at times humorous. It is a history of the Aboriginal-Australian Fellowship, and of the birth and growth of the Federal movement. The earlier Aboriginal struggles of the 1920s to 1940s led by pioneers such as William Cooper, Bill Ferguson and Doug Nicholls, are also discussed. ISBN: 0909188807. Our Book No: 30314. $25 AUD.
4. Beer, Maggie (2003 ). Cooking with Verjuice: How to Use Verjuice, the Juice of Unripe Grapes, to Lend a Gentle, Lemony Acidity to your Cooking (Revised, reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 151 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. This book is the story of verjuice - a juice from unfermented grapes, originally European (notably French) - and its many uses in cooking. The author offers many tips and recipes from her own collection and from friends and colleagues. ISBN: 9780143000914. Our Book No: 30316. $15 AUD.
5. Benterrak, Krim; Muecke, Stephen; Roe, Paddy (1996). Reading the Country: Introduction to Nomadology (Revised ed). Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 280 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, colour illustrations, maps, frontispiece, colour map at front, spine little creased, corners front cover little creased, spine ends little rubbed, tiny scuff top spine, minor edgewear. This very special book is a journey into Roebuck Plains, near Broome in Australia's far north-west. It is an exploration into the indigenous meaning of place, an attempt to chart the relationships between people and those specific places in which they must find a place to live. The journey goes into landscape, language and ideas, and personal and cultural location. ISBN: 1863680713. Our Book No: 30303. $30 AUD.
6. Bird, Delys (editor); Haskell, Dennis (editor) (1992). Whose Place? A Study of Sally Morgan's My Place. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 80 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition. Essays that offer literary criticism of the bestselling autobiography in which an Australian woman rediscovers her Aboriginal identity. Includes a long interview with Sally Morgan. ISBN: 0207176760. Our Book No: 4510. $16 AUD.
7. Black, Lindsay; Elkin, Prof. A. P. (foreword) (1944). The Bora Ground: Being a Continuation of a Series on the Customs of the Aborigines of the Darling River Valley and of Central N.S.W: Part IV (1st ed). [Leeton, NSW]: Lindsay Black. 64 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, card covers, black & white photos (including frontispiece), diagrams, spine little faded, top & bottom edges covers faded, light blue covers little faded, top corner covers & pages little creased, light foxing edges & few pages, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. From the author's preface: In this, my fourth publication on the customs of the Aboriginals of the Darling River Valley and of Central New South Wales, I present The Bora Ground. He has added many references and reports by explorers, early settlers and others who saw the Bora Grounds in use. There are photos taken in February 1942, and diagrams of the Banaway Bora Grounds. Our Book No: 40173. $120 AUD.
8. Brahms, Johannes (1967). Brahms: Fifty-one Exercises for the Piano [Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics: Plate 39476]. New York: G. Schirmer. 54 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover (stapled, little rusted), minor edgewear. (Copyright date, 1967, renewed.) Sheet music for piano from the classical German composer. The 51 piano pieces are not specifically titled. (No 1600 in this series.). Our Book No: 17669. $15 AUD.
9. Bramston, Troy (2014). Rudd, Gillard and Beyond [Penguin Specials]. Melbourne: Penguin Group. 168 pp. Paperback, as new condition. Based on new in-depth interviews with Kevin Rudd and Bill Shorten, the advice of Gough Whitlam, Bob Hawke and Paul Keating, and insights from Julia Gillard's inner circle, to look at Labor in power and its pathway back to government after losing the Australian Federal election. With previously unpublished documents and revealing observations, this is the first book to provide a post-mortem and a roadmap for vital reform. ISBN: 9780143571797. Our Book No: 4524. $10 AUD.
10. Brett, Judith (2017). The Enigmatic Mr Deakin (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 490 pp. Paperback large thick octavo, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown tinted) photos center spread, map, spine little creased, tiny bump top edge near spine, light creases covers, minor edgewear corner tips. This is the first biography of Deakin in more than 50 years. The author deftly puts together his public, private and family lives. Alfred Deakin was a scholar, spiritualist, prime minister, and he was instrumental in creating modern Australia. In this biography he is brought out from behind the image of a worthy, bearded father of Federation, to show the principled and passionate, gifted and eccentric figure whose legacy continues to shape the contours of the nation's politics. ISBN: 9781925603712. Our Book No: 30330. $30 AUD.
11. Brimhall, John (1984). All Gold 1: 24 Great Pops for Easy Piano [Plate: 17645]. Sydney: EMI Music Publishing. 48 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover (stapled), minor edgewear. This version has piano sheet music for 24 popular songs. Includes: Born free - On Broadway - Scarborough fair - Greensleaves - All the rivers run - Maple leaf rag. Key signature index at the end. (Latest copyright date, 1984.). Our Book No: 17671. $20 AUD.
12. Buchanan, Jo (2004). Wings of Madness: A Mother's Journey. Sydney: New Holland. 176 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, covers little scratched, minor edgewear. Logie winner Miles Buchanan at age 23 was at the peak of his career in TV and theatre, but he actually was in the grip of severe depression and addiction. His mother describes her quest to find answers and ultimate triumph. The true story of a brave family. ISBN: 1741101786. Our Book No: 16617. $15 AUD.
13. Buchanan, Rachel (2013). Stop Press: The Last Days of Newspapers [Media Chronicles]. Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 169 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, small marks fore-edge, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). The author chronicles her experiences, providing a unique insider's perspective on the rise and slow decline of the printed newspaper. Investigating one of the biggest changes in the Australian media today, provides an account from a journalist at the frontlines of history. ISBN: 9781922070579. Our Book No: 30288. $16 AUD.
14. Carland, Susan (2017). Fighting Hislam: Women, Faith and Sexism. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 182 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, large non-author written dedication title page & facing page. Investigates the stories, motivations and challenges of a group of Muslim women in Australia and North America who fight sexism within the Muslim community as theologians, activists, writers and bloggers. Far from seeing their faith as the cause of the sexism they face, they see it as the vehicle to bring about the change they want, and an important part of their religious heritage. Cliches and stereotypes from all sides abound but very little information from Muslim women engaged at the coalface of fighting sexism is available ISBN: 9780522870350. Our Book No: 17665. $12 AUD.
15. Cato, Nancy; Ellis, Vivian (1976). Queen Trucanini: A Novel (1st ed). London: William Heinemann. 255 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded & scuffed), author's note slightly highlighted. Novel about Queen Trucanini, the last of the Tasmanian Aboriginals. Trucanini was not strictly a Queen, but the daughter of a Tasmanian aboriginal chief. The author has collaborated with the historian and biographer Vivienne Rae Ellis, on whose research into the elusive facts of Trucanini's life she has based this novel. Trucanini's story is that of her race, which was exterminated within 70 years of white settlement of her homeland. Our Book No: 30299. $18 AUD.
16. Clouzot, M.-R. (Marie-Rose) (1961). Jardin d'Enfants: 19 Easy Pieces for Piano, Chosen and Fingered by M.-R. Clouzot [Collection Alpha]. Paris: Editions Henry Lemoine. 30 pp. Paperback folio, very good condition, card cover (stapled), minor edgewear. (Latest opyright date, 1961.) Subtitle: First book - Easy to moderately difficult. The pieces by diverse composers were chosen by Clouzot, a professor of musical education in Paris, to initiate children to the procedures of modern writing, as much for harmonics as for rhythmics. Easy pieces include Melody, Shepherd's Song, and Ronda. The more difficult pieces include a range of sonority, etc. Popular and jazz pieces have been notably included. Our Book No: 17670. $20 AUD.
17. Comey, James (2018). A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (1st U.K. ed). London: Macmillan. 290 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Former FBI director (2013 - 2017) shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. He previously served as U.S. attorney for a New York district, and the deputy attorney general under George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, he oversaw the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation, as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. ISBN: 9781529000832. Our Book No: 17666. $18 AUD.
18. Copyright, Office (1939). Copyright Notice: Victoria in Pictures: The Argus and Australasian Limited. Canberra: Commonwealth of Australia Copyright Office. 1 pp. Ephemera, document, quarto, very good condition, page lightly toned, folded three times, rubber date stamp. A single-page document that assigns the copyright of the book "Victoria in Pictures" from the former owner to the media publisher "The Argus and Australasian Ltd" Our Book No: 40175. $20 AUD.
19. Crittenden, Victor (1981). The Voyage of the First Fleet 1787 - 1788 (1st ed) [First Fleet Books]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 105 pp. Hardcover small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, red cloth boards (gilt title front cover), two tiny pinhead spots top edge, spine ends & corner tips covers lightly rubbed, booksellers sticker front pastedown, autograph (author's written name). An account on the selection of convicts and their voyage to the new colony at Port Jackson (Sydney Town). (No 1 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910058. Our Book No: 40172. $30 AUD.
20. Cumpston, J. S. (1963). Shipping Arrivals and Departures Sydney, 1788 - 1825 (1st ed). Canberra: J. S. Cumpston. 164 + 26 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, card covers, cloth spine, stencilled text, covered staples, few black & white photos (plates, including frontispiece), maps, pages faintly toned, light foxing edges, spine faded & little mottled, slight loss base spine, corners rear cover & last few pages little creased, light foxing covers, small stains fore-edge few pages, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). The main purpose of the list is to provide a guide to shipping movements into and out of the port of Sydney from 1788 up to 31st December 1825. All available information appearing in the sources used has been included. There is a 26-page index to ships and vessels in Part II. Our Book No: 40170. $35 AUD.
21. Dao, Quynh (2017). The Beauty that Remains: A Vietnamese Refugee's Journey to Freedom (1st ed). Melbourne, Camberwell: Heart Books. 201 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner rear cover & last few pages little creased, minimal edgewear. The sequel to her Vietnam War memoir "Tales from a Mountain City". This book is about her eventful escape from communist Vietnam, her stay in a Malaysian refugee camp, and her first years in Australia - with all the drama and hilarity of a bumbling young woman from a small Vietnamese town who tried to learn, adapt and make sense of Australian culture and society. Personal and historical perspectives are interwoven, shedding new light on the tragedy of Vietnam 'at peace' and the ensuing Vietnamese Boat People phenomenon. There are confronting scenes that stir strong emotions, and many heart-warming moments that will bring a smile to anyone reading this autobiography. ISBN: 9780957748231. Our Book No: 30325. $25 AUD.
22. Davis, Jack (editor); Hodge, Bob (editor) (1985). Aboriginal Writing Today: Papers from the First National Conference of Aboriginal Writers Held in Perth, Western Australia, in 1983 [AIAS New Series]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS). 112 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine lightly faded, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This conference provides a fascinating look at Aboriginal writing from the beginning as an oral tradition through its exciting contemporary voice to the strong promise of its future. Faith Bandler describes how she researched her novels. Catherine Berndt offers a sensitive analysis of oral literature. Gerry Bostock describes the early days of Aboriginal theatre. Jack Davis overviews Aboriginal writing today, and Kevin Gilbert discusses the policies Aboriginal writers have adopted and offers some provocative suggestions for future policies. Colin Johnson talks about the problems of trying to handle Aboriginal themes within white forms, Cliff Watego provides an analysis of Kath Walker's poetry. Finally, Bruce McGuiness and Denis Walker combine two formidable talents to talk about the politics of Aboriginal literature. (No 56 in this series.). ISBN: 0855751592. Our Book No: 30324. $15 AUD.
23. DeVrye, Catherine (2010). Paperclips Don't Grow on Trees: Add Value Not Cost to Your Bottom Line (1st stated ed). Sydney, Warriewood: Woodslane Press. 206 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages & inside covers faintly toned, minor edgewear corners, written & dated dedication flyleaf (perhaps author). This insightful, easy to read book offers business owners and managers practical, positive options to look at what they can do to add value to, and reduce the costs of, their operation. The author shows how to eliminate waste and stimulate value. ISBN: 9781921606847. Our Book No: 30333. $18 AUD.
24. Distributing Trust Co, French (1939). Ticket Booklet: French National Lottery Instructions. [Paris]: French Distributing Trust Co. N/a pp. Booklets small (two), good condition, plus one letter and enclosed brochures, plus envelope (stamp clipped, open sides). Booklets with instructions about how to be an agent to sell tickets in the French National Lottery. Includes sample tickets, plus dated letter to a proposed Australian agent. All in an envelope. Our Book No: 40177. $30 AUD.
25. Dunlop, Tim (2013). The New Front Page: New Media and the Rise of the Audience [Media Chronicles]. Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 258 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. In this lively, critique, the author looks at the rise of the audience, and how unprepared the mainstream media has been for this changing balance of power. Using his experiences as a prominent political blogger, he argues that the future of meaningful journalism will rely on journalists and editors taking the audience into their confidence and working with them, rather than against them. ISBN: 9781922070548. Our Book No: 30287. $18 AUD.
26. Easdown, Geoff; Wilms, Peter (2002). Ansett: The Collapse. Melbourne: Lothian Books. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The story of Ansett Airlines, founded in 1936, which became (then owned by Air New Zealand) the Sydney Olympics airline in 2000. However it spectacularly went bust in September 2001. ISBN: 0734404441. Our Book No: 10881. $30 AUD.
27. Fischer, Gerhard (editor); Narogin, Mudrooroo; Muller, Heiner (play); Behrendt, Paul (with); Syron, Brian (with) (1993). The Mudrooroo / Muller Project: A Theatrical Casebook. Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 186 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, small hole one page, tiny hole one page, minor edgewear corners. This unique project of two plays originated from an idea and a dramaturgical concept by academic Gerhard Fischer. It has fascinating insights for anyone interested in modern theatre, in cross-cultural exchange, and in Aboriginal responses to contemporary questions. This book documents the project, with accounts by Fischer, Mudrooroo and Brian Syron on its genesis and development, and with separate texts for both plays. ISBN: 0868402370. Our Book No: 30306. $30 AUD.
28. FitzSimons, Peter (2018). Monash's Masterpiece: The Battle of Le Hamel and the 93 Minutes that Changed the World (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Hachette. 414 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of the Battle of Le Hamel, northern France, on 4 July 1918 which was strategically crucial in the closing stages of World War 1 (WW1). A largely Australian force -though with a contingent of American soldiers now entering the war in an offensive capacity - was commanded by Sir John Monash. Every detail was planned and losses were relatively few. Told with insight and passion, and brings life to this Allied triumph of WW1. ISBN: 9780733640087. Our Book No: 30327. $25 AUD.
29. Flack, Marjorie; Wiese, Kurt (2000). The Story about Ping (Modern ed). New York: Grosset & Dunlap / Penguin Books. 32 pp. Paperback square octavo, very good condition, card covers, stapled, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. Ping is a spirited little duck who lives on the Yangtze River. One night, Ping is late and stays out all night exploring the world. His funny misadventures will delight young readers as much as they did in 1933, when this classic children’s tale was first published. ISBN: 9780448421650. Our Book No: 23299. $10 AUD.
30. Forrest, David (editor) (2010). Journeying: Reflections on Doctoral Studies by Australian Music Educators [ASME Monographs]. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 281 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner front cover little creased, tiny dent front cover, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. Presents accounts and reflections by a range of music educators on the experience of undertaking doctoral studies in music education. The individual considerations are significant in that they assist current and potential candidates to appreciate what they are going through - although seemingly unique has been experienced by others. In this sense, no-one takes the journey alone. (No 9 in this series.). ISBN: 9781921509759. Our Book No: 30328. $40 AUD.
31. Garrett, Geoff; Davies, Graeme (2010). Herding Cats: Being Advice to Aspiring Academic and Research Leaders (Reprint ed). Devon: Triarchy Press. 118 pp. Paperback small, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The authors combine their top-level experience of leading and managing international academic and research institutions with wisdom gleaned from 50 senior colleagues around the world. An amusing guide to leaders and aspiring leaders in academic and research institutions about how to accept and embrace the qualities of their 'cats’, thus to agility and success. ISBN: 9780956537959. Our Book No: 30282. $18 AUD.
32. Geraghty, Chris (2002). Cassocks in the Wilderness: Remembering the Seminary at Springwood (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Spectrum Publications. 200 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear & rubbing covers. The author tells the story of his highly regulated life as a young seminarian locked away in the isolation of a sandstone building at Springwood in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. ISBN: 0867863161. Our Book No: 24337. $20 AUD.
33. Gilbert, Kevin (1988). The Cherry Pickers: The First Written Aboriginal Play. Canberra: Burrambinga Books. 80 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white text-photos, bottom corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear, pink highlighting on some pages, pencil annotation. This play was written in 1968 and is historically the most significant play in Aboriginal/Australian literature for it is the first drama to be written in English by an Aboriginal. It became the first Aboriginal dramatic production of modern theatre, creating a three-act dramatisation performed publicly by an Aboriginal cast. The play is a play of humanity, of the search for justice, of a return to spirituality. ISBN: 0958801908. Our Book No: 40174. $18 AUD.
34. Golomb, Elan (1992). Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in the Struggle for Self (Reprint ed). New York: Quill / William Morrow. 271 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, crease fore-edge rear cover, spine ends little scuffed, covers little scratched, pages lightly toned, some edgewear corners, sticker rear cover (covers scuff mark). Identifies the crux of the emotional and psychological problems of millions of adults. The children of narcissist - offspring of parents whose interest always towered above the most basic needs of their sons and daughters - share a common belief: they believe they do not have the right to exist. This manifests as self-loathing, overeating, and a self-destructive streak. An empathic blend of scholarship and case studies, along with her own personal narrative of her fight for self. ISBN: 0688140718. Our Book No: 30321. $18 AUD.
35. Green, Neville; Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, Volume 6 (1989). Aborigines of the Albany Region 1821 - 1898 (1st ed). Perth, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 211 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, few black & white plates, light toning edges, spine little faded, top corner front cover bumped, bottom corner rear cover lightly bumped. This volume in the series contains the names of Southern Aborigines who were recorded in private journals, letters and official reports for the period 1821 - 1898. In a few cases, such as Tommy King, the record extends beyond 1900. The King George Sound names for the period 1820-1840 occupy the first section while the second part of the volume includes people from Kendenup, Mt. Barker, Kojonup, Katanning, Jerramungup, Esperance Eucla, and reflects the expansion of European pastoral activity into the region beyond Albany. The sources for the King George Sound section are drawn mainly from the private and published journals of explorers and administrators while the latter section relies heavily on government correspondence, official reports and the newspapers of the period. ISBN: 0855642947. Our Book No: 40167. $75 AUD.
36. Gurner, Henry Field (1876). Chronicle of Port Phillip now the Colony of Victoria from 1770 to 1840 (1st ed). Melbourne: George Robertson. 52 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, original wrappers, cover spine mostly frayed (pages firm), bottom corner tips front cover & some pages creased (bottom corner rear cover torn repaired), pages lightly toned, edgewear. First edition. Ferguson 10147. A chronicle of the early history of the Port Phillip district to the year 1840. Arranged annually and monthly, thus providing a detailed historical reference to the settlement and growth of Melbourne. An appendix lists his sources, including books, periodicals, published letters and his personal interviews. Our Book No: 17663. $150 AUD.
37. Hall, Timothy (1983). The Fall of Singapore 1942 (1st ed). Sydney, North Ryde: Methuen Australia. 223 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear, award bookplate half-title page. The story of the fall of Singapore during WW2 to Japanese forces on 15 February 1942. (Bookplate is a student award prize, Royal Military College.). ISBN: 0454004338. Our Book No: 23409. $20 AUD.
38. Holborow, Barbara; Neville, Cliff (with); Fife-Yeomans, Janet (with) (2009). Those Tracks on My Face (New ed). Perth, Fremantle: Vivid Publishing. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tip rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. New edition (with preface). By a former Sydney Australian children's court magistrate. A mind-opening journey into the world of children in trouble. She describes her challenges in trying to improve the juvenile justice system. ISBN: 9780980597233. Our Book No: 4511. $12 AUD.
39. Holden, Robert; Potteer, Heather (illustrator) (1993). Verse Ahoy: Early Australian Nursery Rhymes (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnumn 28 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, cover corners little bumped, spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear. Robert Holden has selected these heritage Australian rhymes, together with others from forgotten sources, to tempt and delight a new group of young Australian readers. ISBN: 0207180148. Our Book No: 30291. $15 AUD.
40. Holland, Vyvyan; Sprod, George (illustrator) (1967). An Explosion of Limericks (1st ed). London: Cassell & Company. 100 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), blue boards, black & white drawings, some edgewear jacket (flap clipped, slight loss spine ends, foxing edges, light foxing & toning top edges flaps), light foxing & toning endpapers, flyleaves & title page (few tiny foxing spots some pages), minor foxing edges. The author has done considerable research into the identity of the writers of the limericks in this book. His findings, supplemented by imagination, anecdotes, and facts specially invented for the occasion, appear alongside his 100 best (printable) examples. Among these are the comic, the ingenious, the witty, some are original, some traditional, others, the product of various eminent literary gentlemen's less eminent moments. The drawings either take a sly dig at the verses themselves, or complement the author's comments. A very cheerful book, which will bring about many chuckles, giggles and sniggers for those people who enjoy limericks. ISBN: 0207173486. Our Book No: 30294. $18 AUD.
41. Hotel, Adams (Tattersall's); Rayner, W. H. (manager) (1936). Menu: Adams (Tattersall's) Hotel, Sydney. Sydney: Adams Hotel (Tattersall's). Unnum 10 pp. Paperback tall trade, good plus condition, thin card, black with light orange background photo on cover, white paper strip glued to fore-edge has a few parts missing, few light marks This menu is from the Adams Hotel (Tattersall's) located at 259 Pitt Street, Sydney. The photo is of the hotel. The menu includes a wine list, and a small piece of paper glued to the fore-edge lists the cold buffet. Minimum charge each person noted. (Date 30.3.1936 written in pencil.). Our Book No: 40179. $15 AUD.
42. James, Jeremy (2005). The Byerley Turk: The Journey of the Byerley Turk 1678 - 1703 (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 359 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket, blue boards, silver title on spine, very good condition, full-page black & white photos, edges little toned & lightly foxed, edges & corners little rubbed, small bump & scuff bottom edge front cover. The story of a beautiful mahogany bay Karaman colt born on a feudal landholding in the Balkans in 1678. He became the first foundation sire of the thoroughbred line. In 1683, in a diamond studded harness, he fought as an Ottoman charger at the siege of Vienna. He was seized as an exotic prize from the Siege of Buda three years later, ridden across Europe to the Royal Barracks of King James II in England, where he was acquired by Captain Robert Byerley in 1687. In 1690, as a charger in the ranks of King William's army, he faces sabre and cannon at the Battle of the Boyne, but not before romping past the winning post at Downroyal and snatching the King's Plate. He is shipped back to England, where his owner, now colonel of his regiment, retires him to Goldsborough Hall in Yorkshire. He died at the age of 25 in 1703. The first time his story has been told. But on racecourses throughout the world today, his blood thunders on. ISBN: 1862546878. Our Book No: 30298. $30 AUD.
43. Jameson, Julietta (2013). Cliffy: The Cliff Young Story [Film-tie-in]. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 214 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of Cliff Young, the 61-year-old potato farmer who won the 1983 Westfield Sydney to Melbourne ultra-marathon. The author talks to people who knew and loved Cliffy, to write a rich, detailed biography of the unknown side of this remarkable character. Cover refers to a film & TV tie-in. (Loosely inserted: promotional leaflet.). ISBN: 9781922079862. Our Book No: 27967. $15 AUD.
44. Jayawardena, Elmo Capt. (2018). Kakiyan: The Story of a Crow: Perhaps a Crow Knows More than You and Me (New ed). Colombo: M. D. Gunasena & Company (Private) Limited. 160 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, crease in flyleaf, bottom corner front cover creased, laminate coating lifting slightly bottom edge rear cover, minor edgewear. A heritage Sri Lankan novel for young adults, originally published in 1918. Kakiyan, a common crow, tells his story, a mixture of everyday events, from the time he was born in the Jacaranda Condominium to the twilight years of his life. Many crow personalities slip in and out of the book adding character and colour, tears and laughter to this well-crafted saga about crows, and what they think of the humans walking down below. ISBN: 9789552127953. Our Book No: 30292. $20 AUD.
45. Johnson, Colin [Mudrooroo] (1987). The Song Circle of Jacky and Selected Poems (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Hyland House. 112 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, title spine & cover slightly faded, light crease front cover, minor edgewear, pink highlighting one page. The 35 poem sequence "The Song Circle of Jacky", stresses the importance of traditional values and reflects bitter protest and anger at the humiliation of Aborigines in modern Australia. The poems continue this theme but draw, too, on the extended periods the author has spent in India training to be a Buddhist monk and on more personal concerns. ISBN: 0908090994. Our Book No: 30337. $10 AUD.
46. Jomo, K. S. (editor) (1990). Undermining Tin: The Decline of Malaysian Pre-eminence. Sydney, University of Sydney: Transnational Corporations Research Project, Department of Geography. 99 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, charts, tables, minor dents & scratches covers, minor edgewear. An analysis of various factors and developments that contributed to the decline of Malaysian dominance in the world tin market in the 1980s. ISBN: 9838760048. Our Book No: 21059. $12 AUD.
47. Jung, C. G. (1989). Memories, Dreams, Reflections. London: Flamingo / Fontana Paperbacks. 448 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages lightly toned as common, base spine scuffed, minor edgewear, sticker base spine (covers scuff) His partial autobiography. "I can understand myself only in the light of inner happenings. It is these that make up the singularity of my life, and with these my autobiography deals". In 1957- four years before his death - Jung began writing his life story. What began as an exercise in autobiography soon morphed into a more profound undertaking. An absorbing piece of self-analysis: a frank statement of faith, philosophy and principles from one of the great explorers of the human mind. Covering everything from Sigmund Freud, analytical psychology and Jungian dream interpretation, to a forthright discussion of Christianity and the existence of God, these final reflections on an extraordinary life are a fitting coda to the work of Carl Gustav Jung. ISBN: 0006540279. Our Book No: 3943. $18 AUD.
48. Jutson, J. T. (1950). The Physiography (Geomorphology) of Western Australia (3rd ed) [Geological Survey of Western Australia Bulletin, no. 95]. Perth: Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA). 366 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, thick card cover (black cloth spine), figures (includes black & white text-photos, maps), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Third edition. This is largely a reprint of the second edition of 1934, with the figures and maps updated and redrawn, but no new main text. There are 16 comprehensive parts, mainly by geographic region (eg, Pilbaraland), but some chapters are by topographic feature (eg, rock weathering effects). The five plates (large maps) in a separate envelope are MISSING. Our Book No: 17664. $30 AUD.
49. Kenny, David A.; Kashy, Deborah A.; Cook, William L. (2006). Dyadic Data Analysis [Methodology in the Social Sciences]. New York: Guilford Press. 458 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, as new condition, pictorial cover, tables. Interpersonal relations such as attachment, conflict, person perception, helping, and influence have mostly been studied in individuals in isolation, but this does not capture the true interpersonal nature. Offers better state-of-the-art methodological and data-analytic techniques for studying dyads: eg, couples, coworkers, parent-child, teacher-student, doctor-patient pairs. Rich examples from psychology and across the behavioral and social sciences help build the researcher's ability to conceptualize relationship processes; model and test for actor effects, partner effects, and relationship effects; and model the statistical interdependence that can exist between partners. (A companion website is available.). ISBN: 1572309865. Our Book No: 17675. $85 AUD.
50. Key, Sarah (2016 ). Sarah Key's Back Sufferer's Bible: You Can Treat Your Own Back! (3rd revised & updated ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 260 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white figures, minor edgewear corners. Third edition. This book breaks new ground, and is for pain sufferers and practitioners alike. Written in layman's language it charts a new, easy to understand model for the way the human spine breaks down. Written by an Australian physiotherapist who wrote the well-known book "Back in Action". ISBN: 9781760295097. Our Book No: 30317. $25 AUD.
51. Kickham, Charles J. (1962). Knocknagow, or the Homes of Tipperary (34th impression ed). Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son. 620 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, small stains & spots top edge & top fore-edge, reverse side jacket toned at flap folds & spine (flap clipped, light stains top corners, white background rear cover little marked, slightly rubbed), edges little faded & rubbed, spine ends little rubbed, boards slightly faded & mottled, rubber stamps. This book is the most famous Irish novel of all time, originally published in 1879. Rural life of the 1850s and 1860s Tipperary is depicted with admiral fidelity and sympathy. The novel has been out of print for sometime, and it now reappears in a new edition. The author was born in 1826 at Mullinahone, a small town of the County Tipperary. He died at Blackrock near Dublin in 1882. Our Book No: 30322. $25 AUD.
52. Kiddle, Margaret; Grimshaw, Patricia (introduction) (1990). Caroline Chisholm (Abridged, new ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 208 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, yellow spine background colour notably faded, minimal edgewear, otherwise excellent. Abridged edition. Caroline Chisholm (1808 - 1877) worked tirelessly to assist single women and families to migrate and settle in colonial Australia. The new introduction notes Caroline as an icon of the feminist movement, and also introduces Margaret Kiddle as a woman ahead of her time. (Media release leaflet loosely inserted.). ISBN: 0522844286. Our Book No: 4522. $12 AUD.
53. Koch, L. E. (1977). The Taxonomy, Geographic Distribution and Evolutionary Radiation of Australo-Papuan Scorpions [Records of the Western Australian Museum: Volume 5, Part 2]. Perth: Western Australian Museum. 367 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, maps, black & white figures, corner tips covers & last few pages little creased, minimal insect damage front cover & first two pages, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. This publication records part of an enquiry into the relationships and evolutionary history of components of the order Scorpionida, especially its species in the Australo-Papuan region. The present publication includes a taxonomic revision of all the scorpion species in Australia and Papua, and is based on the large numbers of specimens that are in museums and institutions throughout Australia Our Book No: 40181. $50 AUD.
54. Lassetter & Co., F. (No date). Promissory Note: Promise to Pay Money to F. Lassetter & Co. Sydney: F Lassetter & Co Limited. 1 pp. Ephemera, oblong single page, red stamp duty stamp, creases, fold at end, few pin holes top corner, lightly toned. A printed promissory note stating that the holder will in: Four months after date (date is unclear), I promise to pay F. Lassetter & Co Limited or order the sum of One hundred & thirty seven pounds ten shillings & seven pence (the amount is hand written) with the numbers 137-10-7 near the red stamp duty stamp. The note has the company name printed on the side and Sydney at the top. Our Book No: 40178. $15 AUD.
55. Lindsay, Norman (1983). A Slice of Magic Pudding, being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 110 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (few full-page), spine ends little rubbed, few tiny dents bottom edge, minor edgewear jacket, spine little faded, fore-edge front endpaper little scuffed. This book is the full-colour complete edition (all four slices) of this, the most popular Australian children's story of all time. This book will cheer young and old alike which is the reason that the author wrote it, and it has proven to be true down through the years. ISBN: 020713278X. Our Book No: 30286. $28 AUD.
56. Lowenstein, Roger (2008). Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist (New ed). New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks. 482 pp. Paperback small thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book is about the American billionaire's life and how he became so successful in business. The author has written a new afterword reflecting on, among other things, Buffett's recent commitment to give away his fortune to charity, the largest such donation in American history. ISBN: 9780812979275. Our Book No: 30297. $15 AUD.
57. Lynch, and MacDonald (1947). Legal Agreement for the Sale of the Newspaper Australian Farm and Home to the Argus and Australasian Limited (1st ed). Melbourne: Lynch & MacDonald Solicitors. 4 pp. Ephemera, document, quarto, very good condition, duty stamp, pages lightly toned, folded three times, light stain one page, tiny edge tear fore-edge two pages. Typewritten solicitors document for the sale of the newspaper "The Australian Farm and Home" by Augusta Christina McNaughton to "The Argus and Australasian Limited". Includes a typewritten envelope. Our Book No: 40176. $30 AUD.
58. Magazine, Organic Gardener; Miller, Jerssamy (introduction) (2018). The Contented Bee: Inspiration and Practical Tips to Keep Your Backyard Bees Happy, Healthy and Productive (Reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books / HarperCollins. 303 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (many full-page), top corner front cover creased, bottom edge front cover minimally bumped, minor edgewear. This lively guide features inspirational stories and photos from many enthusiasts across Australia who decided to keep bees, city and rural. There are practical chapters by a range of experts showing you how to start, caring for your bees, harvesting honey and wax (with recipes), troubleshooting, what to plant to give the hard working bees some food, and information on the popular option of keeping native stingless bees. ISBN: 9780733339387. Our Book No: 30332. $28 AUD.
59. McBryde, Isabel (1974). Aboriginal Prehistory in New England: An Archaeological Survey of Northeastern New South Wales (1st ed). Sydney: University of Sydney. 390 + plates at rear pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, dark burgundy boards, gilt title spine, black & white figures, tables, black & white plates at rear, pages lightly toned, minimal pencil annotation (mainly margins). About the Aboriginal prehistory in the New England region of New South Wales in the colonial contact period, and the latest phase of its prehistory. The author has an interest in the ethnohistory of New England through her own research into the prehistory of the region. Some of the chapters are: The archaeological survey, Ceremonial sites, Aboriginal art in northeastern New South Wales, Disposal of the dead, The stone trackwork at Tuntable Falls, Nimbin, The stone industries from the sites excavated at Chambigne, Jacky’s Creek, White-Man Creek, Wombah, Bendemeer, and Graman. This book would interest anyone wanting to learn about this important and fascinating part of Aboriginal history. (Has 67 plates at the rear.). ISBN: 0424065304. Our Book No: 40183. $100 AUD.
60. McCallum, Ian (2013). The Celtic Glasgow Irish and the Great War (Book 1): The Gathering Storms (1st ed). City Not Stated: Ian McCallum. 304 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, faint foxing top edge. Examines the social history, politicial atmosphere and wartime experiences of the Roman Catholic Irish community that had settled in and around Glasgow over the course of the 19th century. The books survey the community support for, and attitude regarding, the British war effort over the course of the Great War (WW1), seen through the prism of their greatest sporting achievement, the Celtic Football Club. There are a number of pen pictures of the club's founding fathers, many never before published. The book also examines the unique relationship between the club and it's worldwide family of Celtic supporters. (Book 1 in this series.). ISBN: 9780954126322. Our Book No: 30315. $50 AUD.
61. McGlashan, Andrew (1920). Postcard: Real Photo of Makeshift Bush Home, with Man and Woman near Door. City Not Stated: Andrew McGlashan. N/a pp. Postcard oblong, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) real photo, printed text & rubber stamp reverse side, no writing, minor edgewear. This postcard depicts a ramshackle bush home, with a couple posing near the doorway. The rubber stamp "A. McGlashan" is on the reverse side. The stamp box contains the letter "K" superimposed on the letters "Ltd" [Kodak]. Andrew McGlashan (1811 - 1877) was a Scottish photographer who visited Australia in 1854 to 1857. However, Kodak was founded in 1888, so the current card is a later reproduction. A connection with Australia has not been established. Our Book No: 4518. $20 AUD.
62. McLaren, Philip (1993). Sweet Water - Stolen Land (Reprint ed) [Black Australian Writers]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 196 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few tiny scuffs rear cover, base spine little rubbed, pages lightly toned, inside covers lightly toned. Australian fiction by Aboriginal writer and winner of the David Unaipon Award. The setting for this novel is the Warrumbungle Mountain area in northwestern NSW. The author is a proud descendant of the Kamilaroi people. The destinies of two families, Aboriginal and white, are fatally interwoven in this powerful, cinematic frontier novel. ISBN: 0702225517. Our Book No: 30313. $35 AUD.
63. Meehan, Bernard (1999). The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin (Reprint ed). London: Thames & Hudson. 95 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations (few black & white), very light foxing endpapers & few pages, light foxing edges & inside covers, minor edgewear. This edition includes the most important of the fully decorated pages plus a series of enlargements showing the almost unbelievable minuteness of the detail in the illuminated manuscript calligraphy - spiral and interlace patterns, human and animal oranament - a combination of seriousness and humour. Accompanying the illustrations is a new, up-to-date text by Bernard Meehan, the current Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Dublin. There are 117 illustrations, 110 in colour. ISBN: 0500277907. Our Book No: 30293. $25 AUD.
64. Meredith, John (1988). Gallant Peter Clark [Australian Historical Monograph Series]. Canberra, Woden: Popinjay Australian Publications. 68 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good plus condition, green cloth cover (gilt lettering), sepia (brown-tinted) photos including frontispiece, black & cream drawing. This story of a drover named Peter Clark who was shot by James Wilson the bushranger when he resisted a holdup, north of Scone (NSW) in 1863. Sets out, not to try and discover the true story, but rather to document the processes of the oral tradition - to bring together all the various accounts under one cover. Whatever the truth may be, this collection of legends will stand as a tribute to the bravery and courage of a young bushman who died game and was gallant to the end. (No 6 in this series.) (Limited edition of 210 copies, 95 of which are numbered and signed by the publisher, Stephan Williams. This is No 26.). Our Book No: 40171. $90 AUD.
65. Molomby, Tom (1981). Who Killed Hannah Jane [Hannah Jane Peden]. Sydney: Potoroo Press. 151 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, endpaper map, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The unusual alleged murder of Mrs Peden on a farm near Gundagai, New South Wales, in 1921. Her husband was arrested and convicted of her murder after two trials, but the conviction was later overturned by a Royal Commission. ISBN: 0949764019. Our Book No: 10592. $25 AUD.
66. Morden, Peter; Coffey, David (foreword) (2009). C. H. Spurgeon: The People's Preacher. Surrey: CWR. 173 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos, colour frontispiece, corner tips covers little scuffed, minor edgewear. The inspiring story of Spurgeon's achievements, and his lasting legacy of 'Spurgeons' (formerly Spurgeon's Child Care) and Spurgeons Theological College. This beautiful book is fully illustrated with photos, pictures and stills from the drama documentary of the same name. ISBN: 9781853454974. Our Book No: 30305. $18 AUD.
67. Mudrooroo (1991). Master of the Ghost Dreamimg (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 148 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little faded, minor edgewear. This novel is a story of survival - physical, metaphysical and magical. It is also the story of Jangamuttuk, the custodian of the Ghost Dreaming, and his shamanistic efforts to will his tribe back to its promised land. ISBN: 02071695527. Our Book No: 30334. $18 AUD.
68. Mudrooroo (1992). Wildcat Screaming (1st ed) [Wild Cat screaming]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 142 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little faded, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This novel is a sequel to the author's classic Aboriginal novel Wild Cat Falling. ISBN: 0207177120. Our Book No: 30300. $15 AUD.
69. Murphie, Andrew; Potts, John (2003). Culture and Technology. Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave Macmillan. 228 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. This clear and concise book is a one-stop guide through the complex cultural and sociological debates that surround modern technology. The authors give special attention to new cultural forms of expression, both in new media and digital art, that respond to a more technology-engaged world. Topics covered include: digital art and imagery, the body, technology and the cyborg, cognition, consciousness and artificial intelligence, science fiction, virtual communities and politics. The book will be invaluable for students of sociology, media studies, cultural studies, and art and design, and anyone who wants to learn about this fasciating subject. ISBN: 0333929292. Our Book No: 30326. $25 AUD.
70. Nettheim, Garth (1974). Aborigines Human Rights and the Law. Sydney: Australia & New Zealand Book Company. 189 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages & inside covers lightly toned, spine edges rubbed, few creases top spine (binding defect), fore-edge rear cover rubbed, minor edgewear. This book is a record of a conference held at the University of new Soutrh Wales in 1973, under the title of: Aborigines, Human Rights and the Law. ISBN: 0855520264. Our Book No: 30301. $15 AUD.
71. Nguyen, Nathalie Huynh Chau (2005). Voyage of Hope: Vietnamese Australian Women's Narratives. Melbourne, Altona: Common Ground. 207 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos center spread, few tiny closed hairline tears on spine, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book explores the experiences and journeys of Vietnamese women who arrived in Australia as part of the massive exodus of refugees from Vietnam following the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. It reveals the women's memories of life in Vietnam during the French colonial period and after, throughout the war and its aftermath, and what motivated them to leave their homeland and take on an often dangerous journey to freedom. ISBN: 186335591X. Our Book No: 30331. $30 AUD.
72. Nicholson, John (1995). Gold! The Fascinating Story of Gold in Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creases spine, top corner creased front cover, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. This survey for children and young adults is full of people and places, adventures and dangers, successes and failures. Looks at: the gold rushes, working conditions, life on the goldfields, food and cooking, women and children, the Eureka Stockade, Lasseter's Reef, environmental impact. ISBN: 1863737863. Our Book No: 30329. $15 AUD.
73. Norman, Lilith; Roennfeldt, Robert (illustrator) (1992). The Paddock (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour drawings (mostly full-page), minor edgewear jacket, few light marks white background few pages, minute foxing spots front endpapers. A children's picture story about the making of a place called ‘the paddock’, the constant changes to that place and the wonderful story of the ways life goes on. This beautiful haunting story begins millions of years before there were people and fences: before time itself was counted. The illustrations and design took more than 800 hours to complete. ISBN: 0091826519. Our Book No: 40182. $35 AUD.
74. Odgers, Sally; Stewart, Lisa (illustrator) (2013). Rainforest Lullaby (1st ed). Sydney: Scholastic Press. Unnum 22 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour illustrations, minimal edgewear. Australian children's picture story about the rainforest animals and birds sleeping. A beautiful bedtime story. The rhyming text and delightful drawings will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9781742838205. Our Book No: 30283. $20 AUD.
75. Perry, Roland (2014). Monash: The Outsider Who Won a War (Modern reprint ed). Sydney, North Sydney: William Heinemann. 596 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of Australian general Sir John Monash who changed the way wars were fought and won during World War 1 (WW1), such as in the Battle of Le Hamel, northern France. The author brings to life the fascinating story of the man whom many judged as the greatest ever Australian. The author draws on the subject's comprehensive letter and diary archive - one of the largest in Australia's history. The book weaves together the many parts of Monash's life as a family man, student, engineer, businessman, lawyer, Renaissance man, teacher, soldier, leader, romantic and art lover. ISBN: 9780857982131. Our Book No: 30335. $25 AUD.
76. Putnam, Hilary (1998). Reason, Truth and History (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 222 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, corner tips front cover little creased, minimal edgewear. The author deals with some of the most fundamental persistent problems in philosophy: the nature of truth, knowledge and rationality. He aims to break down the fixed categories of thought which have always appeared to define and constrain the permissible solutions to these problems. ISBN: 0521297761. Our Book No: 30336. $30 AUD.
77. Radin, Dean (2006). Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality (Reprint ed). New York: Paraview Pocket Books. 357 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, figures, inside covers toned (pages faintly), minor edgewear & rubbing. Individual objects in the universe are not as separate as they seem. Once two objects interact, they remain connected in space and time in what Einstein called 'spooky action at a distance.' Could the same interaction explain psychic experiences such as ESP? A parapsychologist argues that human minds are likely interconnected or entangled in the same way, and this interconnected fabric of reality is the key to those puzzling yet meaningful experiences. States that science has rigorously demonstrated genuine psychic effects and why they are the next frontier in understanding humans. ISBN: 1416516778. Our Book No: 17672. $15 AUD.
78. Ramsey, F. P. (Frank); Mellor, D. H. (editor) (1994). F. P. Ramsey: Philosophical Papers (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 257 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips front cover little creased, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. This book, with a new and extensive introduction by D. H. Mellor, contains all Ramsey's previously published writings on philosophy and the foundations of mathematics. Frank Ramsey was the greatest of the remarkable generation of Cambridge philosophers and logicians which included G. E. Moore, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Maynard Keynes - before his tragic early death in 1930 at the age of 26 years. ISBN: 0521376211. Our Book No: 30318. $60 AUD.
79. Ross, Peter (2005). Let's Face It: The History of the Archibald Prize (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). 160 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, few black & white drawings, colour illustrations, frontispiece, top spine lightly scuffed, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. The story of the annual Archibald Prize. This art prize was originally awarded in 1921, from a bequest by Bulletin editor J. F. Archibald. The author provides a guide through the disruptions and sometimes rocky history of Australia's most famous art prize. The author's interviewing skills and years of experience in the art world make this an interesting book for insiders and anyone wanting to learn about the history of this well-known art prize. ISBN: 0734763859. Our Book No: 30323. $50 AUD.
80. Ryan, Michael W (1969). White Man, Black Man (1st ed). Brisbane, Milton: Jacaranda Press. 143 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, spine jacket little faded (fore-edge front cover little rubbed, tiny scuff spine). This is an unique autobiography. He was born under a spirit tree. This was the start of his life as both a white man and a full member of an Aboriginal desert tribe of south-west Queensland. It is the story of his life as a white man of outback Queensland at the turn of the century; of drovers, bushmen, cattle kings, station owners, the famous Eulo Queen, and men like Charlie Jackson, driver for Cobb & Co. This is fascinating account of day to day tribal life and his experiences as part of it. He explains the complicated kinship law, social and marriage customs, religion and legends. Our Book No: 30302. $40 AUD.
81. Said, Edward W. (1997). Beginnings: Intention and Method (1st U.K. ed). London: Granta Books. 416 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book brings together history, philosophy, structuralism and critical theory in a stimulating work of literary criticism. The author argues that during the 18th and 19th centuries, the novel was the major attempt in Western literary culture to give beginnings an authorizing, institutional and specialized role in art, experience and knowledge. He traces this idea through the late 19th and early 20th centuries - to Freud's discoveries and the novels of modernist authors - and examines the question of beginnings in critical discourse, and the work of the French structuralists. Combines philosophy and belles-lettres, and does not separate literature from history, philosophy and social discourse, thereby broadening the role of criticism from celebration and orthodoxy to re-experiencing and questioning. ISBN: 1862071608. Our Book No: 30296. $30 AUD.
82. Schimmelpfennig, Roland; Bulloch, Jamie (translator) (2018). One Clear, Ice-Cold January Morning at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century (1st translated ed). London: Maclehose Press. 233 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, spine little creased, minor edgewear. This novel is set in Germany. A wolf crosses the border between Poland and Germany. His trail leads all the way to Berlin, connecting the lives of disparate individuals whose paths intersect and diverge. Those who sight the wolf see their own lives reflected, and find themselves searching for a different path in a cold time. This first novel of Germany's most celebrated contemporary playwright is written in prose of great power and precision. (Translated from German.). ISBN: 9780857057013. Our Book No: 30319. $20 AUD.
83. Shoemaker, Adam (editor) (1992). Black Words, White Page: Aboriginal Literature 1929 - 1988 (Reprint ed) [Studies in Australian Literature]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 314 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, inside covers faintly toned, tiny scuff top spine, minimal edgewear. This is the first comprehensive study of Black Australian literature in English. The book combines historical and literary analysis. Aboriginal literature has been gaining strength since 1929 when David Unaipon became the first published Aboriginal writer. Examines the literary achievements of leading figures in the Aboriginal movement such as Jack Davis, Kevin Gilbert, Mudrooroo Narogin, Oodgeroo Noonnuccal and Bobbi Sykes. While tracing the history of black-white relations in Australia, this study also offers some provocative re-evaluations of Xavier Herbert, Ion Idriess, Katherine Susannah Prichard, Patrick White and Judith Wright. ISBN: 070222149X. Our Book No: 30309. $18 AUD.
84. Skrzynecki, Peter (1989). Night Swim Poems (1978 - 1988). Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 110 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication title page). In the poems in this book, the Australian author looks into our deepest thoughts. The poems are about human relationships, nature, and how nature helps us understand life and ourselves. ISBN: 0868063630. Our Book No: 30289. $16 AUD.
85. Stanton, Doug (2009). Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan (1st p/b ed). London: Simon & Schuster. 393 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, spine lightly faded, corner front cover little creased, minimal foxing edges, pages faintly toned, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. A dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Well researched and nicely written. The author interviewed more than 100 participants and walked every inch of the battleground. ISBN: 9781847376664. Our Book No: 30285. $18 AUD.
86. Tatz, Colin (1981). Race Politics in Australia: Aborigines, Politics and Law (2nd impression ed). Armidale, NSW: UNE Publishing Unit. 118 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, covered staples on spine, spine edges little rubbed, crease bottom edge front cover & near spine, edges lightly toned, white covers little rubbed, minor edgewear, two rubber stamps. This book is an attempt by the author to give students of contemporary Aboriginal affairs a body of ideas, arguments, case studies, information, facts and references about how political, legal and cultural policies and practices bear on Aborigines. ISBN: 0858342243. Our Book No: 40180. $30 AUD.
87. Thorpe Clark, Mavis (1972). Pastor Doug: The Story of Sir Douglas Nicholls, Aboriginal Leader (Revised ed). Melbourne: Lansdowne Press. 259 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges faintly toned, spine minimally faded, minor edgewear jacket (tiny mark top edge, top corner front flap little creased). This story is about Douglas Nicholls, who was born in 1906 at Cumeroogung station, a New South Wales Aboriginal station. Sir Douglas is the first Aborigine to be honored with a knighthood. One of the illuminating features of the book is its account of how he won his people's respect and confidence and became perhaps the most effective leader in his time. The authors interest in Aboriginal affairs and friendship with Sir Douglas has led to this revised edition which brings a warm and fascinating story up to date. Our Book No: 30310. $30 AUD.
88. Threlkeld, L. E.; Gunson, Niel (editor) (1974). Australian Reminiscences and Papers of L. E. Threlkeld: Missionary to the Aborigines 1824 - 1859 (2 volumes) [Australian Aboriginal Studies]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS). 176 + 382 pp. Each volume: Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (mostly v1), maps, frontispiece (black & white photo v1, map v2), endpaper maps, minor edgewear, small scuff rear spine edge (v1), laminate coating lifting slightly spine edge (v2), spines lightly faded, top spine little bumped (v1). Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. These books give a rich history of early Aboriginal life through the research of Lancelot Edward Threlkeld. He mixed with the Aborigines in their daily occupations. Most of the material was written down after witnessing and questioning, but the main material derived from a trust relationship which he established with a koradji or tribal 'medicine-man'. The text published here should assist researchers in several disciplines but it stands in its own right as a document in the history of culture change. Volume 2 has selected correspondence mainly from public collections. The letters are either to or from Threlkeld and, unless otherwise noted, are complete except for the terminal, often involved, subscription and signature. (No 40 in this series.). ISBN: 0855750316. Our Book No: 30307. $180 AUD.
89. Tompkins, Peter; Bird, Christopher (1973). The Secret Life of Plants (Modern ed). New York: Harper / HarperCollins. 402 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, cover design differs from stock photo. This a American cult bestseller about the physical, emotional and spiritual relations between plants and man. Provides supposed evidence about plant response to human nurturing, ability to communicate with humans, their surprising reaction to music, lie-detection abilities, healing powers, and much more. ISBN: 9780060915872. Our Book No: 4514. $15 AUD.
90. Ursell, Martin (2004). You Can Draw Cartoons: A Step-by-step Guide to Drawing Great Cartoons (Reprint ed). Surrey: B Small Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, tiny dent front cover. This book is a guide to drawing cartoons. There are many tips and advice on how to draw cartoons and have fun at the same time. The author has suggestions for making up a cartoon story and gives ideas on how to keep a sketchbook. ISBN: 9781902915142. Our Book No: 30290. $15 AUD.
91. Venables, Lisa (2014). Saving Zali: The Story of a Mother's Fight to Keep Her Child Alive and the Medical Miracle that Made It Happen. Sydney: Macmillan. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, tiny closed tear & light bump bottom edge, bottom corner front cover lightly creased, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of Zali, the author's 18-month-old daughter who was diagnosed with Langerhan's cell histiocytosis, or LCH, a cancer resistant to chemotherapy and almost impossible to treat. Zali was given six weeks to live. Althrough Zali survived her original prognosis, her condition worsened. A controversial treatment was proposed - never used before in Zali's condition. What happened next was a medical miracle that proved that the extraordinary is possible. Beautifully told, this is the story of medical dedication, a child's tenacity and a mother's love. ISBN: 9781742612904. Our Book No: 30295. $20 AUD.
92. Wallace, Ivy L. (1959). Pookie's Big Day (Reprint ed). London: Collins Publishers for the Children. Unnum 26 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, colour pictorial boards & endpapers, colour drawings (some full-page), black & white drawings, fore-edge & corners little bumped, spine ends chipped, some edgewear. First reprint edition. In this well-loved classic children's story Pookie the rabbit with wings celebrates Belinda's birthday (the woodcutter's daughter he lives with). Pookie wishes for many things too (Christmas and Easter) and learns a lesson about asking for too much. The seventh title in the Pookie series. Our Book No: 17185. $60 AUD.
93. Wells (and others), H. G. (1912). The Great State: Essays in Construction (Australian ed). Melbourne / London: E. W. Cole / Harper & Brothers. 380 pp. Paperback thick trade, good condition, cover little marked & scuffed, spine little creased (repaired), edges and margins of some pages foxed, minor edge tears top edge few pages, some edgewear. Australian edition. A collection of 13 essays (H. G. Wells as general editor) on the creative, constructive and inspiring ideal of a socialist state (also titled Socialism and the Great State, in another edition). The lead essay is by H. G. Wells. Also essays by E. Ray Lankester (science), E. S. P. Haynes (legal), C. J. Bond (health), Cecil Chesterton (democracy), Roger Fry (art), Rev. Conrad Noel, Hubert Trench (youth) and Hugh P. Vowles (tradition). The introductory essay by H. G. Wells discusses the past, including definitions of social life and the great socialist) state. A scarce book for the H. G. Wells collector. Our Book No: 17667. $100 AUD.
94. Wheen, Francis (2009). Strange Days Indeed: The Golden Age of Paranoia (1st ed). London: Fourth Estate. 344 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. An hilarious and jaw-dropping chronicle of the 1970s, golden age of the paranoid style. The 1970s evokes memories of Abba and Fawlty Towers, but it was really a theme park of mass paranoia on the verge of a collective nervous breakdown, huddled over candles waiting for the next terrorist bomb, kidnapping or food shortage warning. Whether it was Nixon's demented behaviour in the White House, Idi Amin, Harold Wilson's insistence that 'they' were out to get him, or the trial of Rupert Bear, it is a story too fantastic to be true. With his acute sense of the absurd he exposes the sickly decade in which nations were brought to a halt by power cuts, military coups, economic anarchy and the arrival of Uri Geller. ISBN: 9780007294862. Our Book No: 17668. $15 AUD.
95. White, Judith (2017). Culture Heist: Art versus Money (1st ed). Sydney, Blackheath: Brandl & Schlesinger. 246 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. The author tells the story of the struggle at the heart of our cultural institutions: the conflict between the public good and the forces of corporatisation. This is an insider's story of life at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). This book invites the broadest discussion about the issues facing the arts and sciences today. ISBN: 9780994429759. Our Book No: 30320. $25 AUD.
96. Wongar, B. (1980). The Track to Bralgu. London: Pan Books. 91 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, few light creases covers, few tiny scuffs front cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A book of stories in which the author deals with the clash of cultures - with what it means to be an Aboriginal man in a white man's land. (The author is a Serbian-Australian who writes as an Aboriginal.). ISBN: 0330259199. Our Book No: 30312. $10 AUD.
97. Wongar, B. (1991). Babaru Stories (1st Australian p/b ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 99 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, black & white line drawings, minor edgewear. This book is a modern classic of Aboriginal story-telling, published now for the first time in Australia. (The author is a Serbian-Australian who writes as an Aboriginal.). ISBN: 020717069X. Our Book No: 30308. $15 AUD.
98. Wood, Tyler Cohen (2014). Catching the Catfishers: Disarm the Online Pretenders, Predators and Perpetrators Who are out to Ruin Your Life. Pompton Plains, NJ: Career Press. 250 pp. Paperback small octavo, as new condition. Your online identity is quickly becoming more crucial to your personal and professional success than face-to-face communications. But most of us don't understand this digital Wild West and the dangers that lurk around every corner. Most of us are unaware of how easy it is for a person with malicious intent to harm us. Shows users of social media how to safely and successfully navigate the online world. Protect yourself and your children from online predators, cyber stalkers, and chat-room bullies. Detect if someone is not who he or she claims to be. Learn what digital bread crumbs you leave behind and how to clean them up. How to use social media to find the right relationship and employee. By senior cyber crime expert for the American government. ISBN: 9781601633071. Our Book No: 17677. $22 AUD.