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1. Abdullah-Amir, Dato Paduka Noor Aini (2001). Malaysian Customs and Etiquette: A Practical Handbook (Revised, reprint ed). Singapore: Times Books International. 104 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. The author is the wife of a prince, daughter of a diplomat, and experienced in Malaysian protocol and etiquette. She explains the basic Malaysian cultural traditions, clarifies the numerous and confusing forms of address used for royalty and ordinary folk, and introduces the reader to the ways and manners of the Malaysian people. ISBN: 981232139X. Our Book No: 4571. $15 AUD.
2. Adey, Lionel (1998). C. S. Lewis: Writer Dreamer and Mentor (1st ed). Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing. 307 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small mark bottom edge, faint foxing top edge, top corner rear cover & last few pages little creased, minor edgewear. This new study is unique in its attempt to trace the development of British author C. S. Lewis as a maker and reader of books. The author shows how the two sides of Lewis's personality - the Dreamer and the Mentor - affected his writing in its various modes: literary history and criticism, fiction for adults and for children, poetry, essays and addresses, and letters. The formative biographical events in Lewis's life are discussed, and an estimate of Lewis's achievement and legacy as a writer is made. ISBN: 0802842038. Our Book No: 40437. $30 AUD.
3. Ahmed, Tanveer (2011). The Exotic Rissole. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 195 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos centre spread, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of an immigrant Bangladeshi family living in Sydney's west. The author was eleven, and finding that he had a little too much turmeric, he enjoyed his first rissole sandwich. He joined a cricket team that gets mistaken for a terrorist group. He had a short stint as a Bollywood style game show host. He had an aversion to dead bodies as a medical student, and quite inevitably, decides to become a psychiatrist. A very amusing story. ISBN: 9781742232553. Our Book No: 40435. $18 AUD.
4. Akbar, M. J. (2003). The Shade of Swords: Jihad and the Conflict between Islam and Christianity (Updated ed). London: Routledge / Taylor & Francis. 338 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Revised edition, adding the Second Gulf War. The first cohesive history of Jihad, written by one of India's leading journalists and writers. In this paperback edition, updated to show how and why Saddam Hussein repositioned himself as a Jihadi against America, M.J. Akbar explains the struggle between Islam and Christianity. Placing recent events in a historical context, he tackles the tricky question of what now for Jihad following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. ISBN: 0415328144. Our Book No: 17834. $15 AUD.
5. Benson, Doug; Howell, Jocelyn (2000). Sydney's Bushland: More than Meets the Eye. Sydney: Royal Botanic Gardens. 128 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thick card covers (with flaps), colour text-photos, map inside front & rear covers, minimal foxing title page, minor edgewear. Delightfully describes the beautiful wildflowers and natural bushland that surrounds Sydney. The book is divided into three parts. In the first, Sydney's landscape and different types of bushland are described. The second part focusses on aspects of bushland ecology, the last part describes where bushland and its diversity can be experienced. (Unstated updating of the book Taken for Granted, published in 1990 by Kangaroo Press.). ISBN: 0731393422. Our Book No: 40397. $30 AUD.
6. Berwald, Juli (2018). Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone (Australian ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Black Inc. 336 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This book is about jellyfish. Their sting is the fastest known motion in the animal kingdom, their venom so toxic it can kill a human in three minutes, yet until now they have been largely ignored by science. This book blends personal memoir with clear distillations of science. The author, a marine scientist from Texas, travelled the world to embrace her ambition, her curiosity, and her passion for jellyfish and the natural world. ISBN: 9781760640583. Our Book No: 30534. $30 AUD.
7. Bevan, Scott (2014). Bill: The Life of William Dobell (1st ed). Sydney, Cammeray: Simon & Schuster. 497 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, top corner front cover little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A biography of one of Australia's greatest artists. Explores how ambition and talent took a working class boy a long way in the world from Newcastle to Sydney and overseas, and how the reaction to one painting (Archibald Prize award controversy) almost destroyed him. It is also a celebration of community, and how one man finally discovered where he belonged - in the unlikeliest of places. The author has spent years researching and interviewing Dobell's friends and long-time locals. He discovered that Sir William was accepted as one of their own - in the small town of Wangi Wangi (Lake Macquarie), north of Sydney. ISBN: 9781925030549. Our Book No: 40426. $25 AUD.
8. Beveridge, W. I. B. (1960). The Art of Scientific Investigation. New York: Vintage / Random House. 239 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, pages toned as common, minor edgewear, old price marks, black texta mark front flyleaf. An entirely fresh approach to the intellectual adventure of scientific research, originally published in 1950. (No date, but 1960.). Our Book No: 4562. $12 AUD.
9. Bischoff, James (1967). Sketch of the History of Van Diemen's Land, Illustrated by A Map of the Island, and an Account of The Van Diemen's Land Company (Facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 260 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (as issued), very good condition, tan leatherette cover, colour fold-out map, black & white frontispiece, edges lightly foxed, spine letters rubbed (few entirely), pages & pastedowns lightly toned, faint foxing boards, minimal insect damage top edge single page, minor edgewear. This facsimile history of Tasmania was originally published in London, 1832. The book includes extracts from annual reports of the Van Diemen's Land Company. (No 102 in this series.). Our Book No: 40417. $50 AUD.
10. Black, Keda; Chadwick, Alice (illustrator; Rooney, Deirdre (photographer) (2011). The Illustrated Student Cookbook: A Step-by-step Guide to Everyday Essentials (1st English ed). London: Murdoch Books. 34 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial covers, black & white & single-colour drawings, colour text-photos, top corners minimally bumped, tiny dent fore-edge front cover, black texta spot bottom edge. This book has been written to help students prepare a cheap and healthy meal. The book tells you what you need, there are 30 plus recipes to fit any occasion, and details on how to prepare the meal with photos to show the final result. ISBN: 9781742663418. Our Book No: 30530. $25 AUD.
11. Boyce, James (2012). 1835: The Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 256 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, maps, pages faintly toned, small mark bottom edge, minor edgewear. Traces the power plays in Hobart, Sydney and London, and describes the key personalities of Melbourne's early days. Melbourne was founded in 1835, and a flood of settlers began spreading out across the Australian continent. In three years more land - and more people - was conquered than in the preceding fifty. Winner of 2013 Tasmanian Literary Prizes, and The Age Book of the Year 2012. ISBN: 9781863956000. Our Book No: 40429. $20 AUD.
12. Boyd, Garry (2010). Billy Two: In a Vast and Unforgiving Land, only One Man Can Uncover the Truth. Melbourne, Glen Waverley: Sid Harta Publishers. 331 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication by author). Australian novel about a girl named Liza Jerome who leaves busy Adelaide in the 1950s to join her newly wed husband James on his remote property Kilcare, close to the small township of Oodnadatta in South Australia. James turns out to be a very different man to the one she married. Liza seeks solace and friendship in the staff at Kilcare, especially the enigmatic part-Aboriginal stockman Billy Two Rivers. The story revolves around a police investigation conducted in and around the hot and unforgiving Simpson Desert. ISBN: 9781921829024. Our Book No: 30526. $40 AUD.
13. Brand, Ian (1991). Escape from Port Arthur: The Thrilling True Life Account of Escape by Sea from Australia's Most Infamous Penal Colony (New ed). Launceston: Regal Publications. 63 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, reports, bottom corner tip front cover slightly scuffed, one word title front cover little rubbed, minor edgewear. In February 1839 the biggest successful escape from the penal settlement at Port Arthur, Tasmania, happened. Eight men succeeded in making their getaway in broad daylight. This is the tale of their incredible exploit, of their 1,000 mile journey in an open whale-boat, as told directly from the surviving documents. It is the most remarkable escape story in Van Diemen's Land convict history. (Reprint of 1978 issue, Jason Publications. No date, but about 1991, Trove.). ISBN: 0949457345. Our Book No: 30528. $15 AUD.
14. Brennan, Christopher; Sturm, Terry (editor) (1984). Christopher Brennan [Portable Australian Authors]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University Queensland Press (UQP). 477 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good condition, pages & inside covers lightly toned, light foxing top edge, some edgewear (including corner tips). This is the only selection to draw on the whole range of Christopher Brennan's work: his poetry, literary criticism and theory, autobiographical writings, and letters. In addition to "Poems" (1913), there is a selection from "The Burden of Tyre" and his lighter satiric verse, also a number of recently discovered earlier poems. He was born of Irish immigrant parents. The editor has written a scholarly introduction assessing Brennan in the light of the very rich variety of prose contexts in which his poetry is presented. He also provides full explanatory notes for all the new material appearing in the volume. ISBN: 0702217360. Our Book No: 30543. $15 AUD.
15. Cameron, Bruce W. (2017). A Dog's Way Home (Reprint ed). London: Pan Books. 324 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, corner tips covers faintly creased, minor edgewear. This novel is the story of Lucas Ray and his rescued puppy Bella, a pit bull terrier. The story has a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. After being forcefully separated as an illegal dog, Bella escapes and tracks through the wilderness to find her human. This charming story is from the author of "A Dog's Purpose". ISBN: 9781509855940. Our Book No: 30532. $15 AUD.
16. Carr, Nicholas (2010). The Shallows: How the Internet is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember (1st ed). London: Atlantic Books. 276 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. In this ground-breaking and compelling book, the author argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. This book draws on the latest research to show that the net is literally re-wiring our brains, inducing only superficial understanding. This book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology. ISBN: 9781848872264. Our Book No: 40448. $25 AUD.
17. Christie, William (2004). Under Mulga Wood: An Imitation: A Play for Australian Voices (1st ed). Sydney, Camperdown: Mumford & More. 89 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, thick card covers, red cloth spine, minor edgewear. This Australian Imitation of Dylan Thomas's famous "Under Milk Wood” traces one day in the lives of a selection of characters (some Aboriginal) in a town in the far west of New South Wales around the year 1960. In the author's note he states that the play is a tribute to Dylan Thomas, his grandmother and his father. He was born at Dubbo, but came to Sydney when he was young. ISBN: 0975671014. Our Book No: 40399. $30 AUD.
18. Clyne, Densey (2003). Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden (New ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Reed New Holland. 87 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, small maps, minor edgewear. How to attract butterflies to your garden. The life cycles of 32 common Australian butterflies are featured here, together with the plants on which they like to feed. The magnificent photography will help you identify not only the butterflies themselves, but also the caterpillars and sometimes even the eggs and pupae. (Originally published, 1990.). ISBN: 1876334568. Our Book No: 40411. $25 AUD.
19. Coombs, Anne; Varga, Susan (2001). Broometime (1st ed). Sydney: Sceptre / Hodder Headline. 294 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, some black & white text-photos, colour photos inside covers, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. Two women decide on a whim to live in Broome, in northwestern Western Australia. They become fascinated by this unique community, isolated and laid back, but also bursting with energy, and having a strong multicultural and Indigenous identity. ISBN: 0733609902. Our Book No: 17830. $12 AUD.
20. Cousins, Norman (1990). Head First: The Biology of Hope and the Healing Power of the Human Spirit (1st p/b ed). New York: Penguin Books. 368 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, spine edges rubbed, slight crease cover, small bump top spine, spine ends rubbed, some edgewear & spinewear. In this classic book, the author draws on his experiences as a faculty member at the UCLA School of Medicine and on hundreds of interviews with doctors, patients, and research scientists. He shows that an optimistic outlook and a strong relationship with your doctor can make illness less painful and increase your chances of survival. ISBN: 0140139656. Our Book No: 40449. $12 AUD.
21. Cowling, Sid; Las Gourgues, John (illustrator) (1995). The Living Desert: The Nature of the Barrier Ranges. Broken Hill, NSW: Broken Hill City Council. 64 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, thick card covers, fold-out back cover, many colour drawings, black & white drawings & photos, map, minor edgewear. This book is designed to fill a gap in informative material on the Barrier Ranges around Broken Hill and in particular on the The Living Desert, a newly created reserve to the north of Broken Hill. This book is a guide to The Living Desert, providing basic information on the different land forms and their flora and fauna. A good way to learn about this fascinating part of Australia. ISBN: 0646239732. Our Book No: 30517. $18 AUD.
22. Crawford, Anne; Lovick, Caroline (with) (2015). Ralf: How a Giant Schnauzer Brought Hope, Happiness and Healing to Sick Children. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, top corner rear cover creased, few light creases front cover, minor edgewear. This is the story of a very special Giant Schnauzer named Ralf. He had a very unhappy life in Tasmania, until the Lovick family rescued him and took him home to Melbourne. One day The family took him to compete at the Royal Melbourne Show. It was here that his potential as a therapy dog was noticed. He began working at Trinty Manor nursing home followed by The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. His story is by turns heart-warming and inspiring, and is packed with the amusing antics of this wonderful dog. It is a true tale of how the love of a human owner can change a dog's life and how the love of a dog can bring hope to the people who need it the most. ISBN: 9781760111229. Our Book No: 30535. $18 AUD.
23. Cuffley, Peter (1995). Chandeliers and Billy Tea: A Catalogue of Australian Life 1880 - 1940 (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Five Mile Press. 120 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, dark brown cover design (differs from stock photo), many black & white drawings, corner tip front cover creased, edges & rear endpapers minimally foxed, minor edgewear. A detailed catalogue of Australian home furnishings and other household items from the years spanning 1880 to 1940 (from the goldrushes to WW2), which brought many great and lasting changes to the Australian way of life. Mostly consists of items from early catalogues, including fashion, hardware, tools, furniture, jewellery and toys. The catalogues in this book reflect the tastes, aspirations and dreams of a nation coming of age. (Cover has dark brown design, which differs from the first prriting.). ISBN: 0867880597. Our Book No: 5045. $25 AUD.
24. Dalley, Stephanie (2015). The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon: An Elusive World Wonder Traced (Reprint, with corrections ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 279 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white figures, colour photos, slight crease spine & cover join, minor edgewear. This book is a story involving legends, expert decipherment of ancient texts, and a vivid description of a little known civilization. The Hanging Garden of Babylon (Mesopotamia, modern Iraq) was recognized in ancient times as one of the seven wonders of the world, and has long been surrounded by myths and mystery. The author is a world expert on ancient Babylonian language, and she reveals new evidence and clarifies all the known material about this fascinating world wonder, leading to a reconstruction of the famous ancient hanging gardens. ISBN: 9780198728849. Our Book No: 30531. $22 AUD.
25. Daly, Sefton (1943). Brief Candles: Piano Solo. Sydney & Brisbane: W. H. Paling & Co. Unnum 8 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, looseleaf (unstapled), pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. Sheet music piano solo "for my friend Noel Coward". Rear cover: preview of Waltz for a Marionette by Daly, "for my friend Lilian Harper". Copyright date, 1943. Our Book No: 17838. $15 AUD.
26. De Botton, Alain (2003). The Art of Travel (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 261 pp. Paperback small wide trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations, tiny scuff top spine, small texta mark top edge. This book gives invaluable insights into everything from holiday romance to hotel minibars, airports to sightseeing. The author has the help of a selection of historical writers, artists and thinkers - including Flaubert, Edward Hopper, Wordsworth and Van Gogh. This book tries to explain why we really went in the first place - and suggests how we might be happier on our journeys. ISBN: 0140276629. Our Book No: 30547. $15 AUD.
27. Duriez, Colin; Lewis, C. S. (subject) (2005). The C. S. Lewis Chronicles: The Indispensable Biography of the Creator of Narnia, Full of Little-known Facts, Events and Miscellany (1st ed). New York: BlueBridge. 305 pp. Paperback small trade, good plus condition, faint foxing edges, pages faintly toned, spine little faded, covers lifting slightly, minor edgewear, black texta mark rear cover. This book takes a new look at the life and times, thought and work, of the extraordinary English academic and writer. The author reconstructs Lewis's life story in minute chronological detail - day by day, month by month, year by year, from his birth to his death. The book is full of little-known Lewis and Narnia facts, miscellany and trivia. ISBN: 0974240583. Our Book No: 40438. $18 AUD.
28. East, Richard (2019). Van Cat Meow: A Lost Man: A Rescue Cat: A Road Trip Like No Other (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 135 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, thick card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour photos (most full-page), minor edgewear. Delightful adventures of the author, and his rescue cat Willow. They travelled everywhere together in a campervan. They started in Tasmania, and have travelled all around Australia since 2015. Willow is well-known via his owner's social media pages. ISBN: 9780733339561. Our Book No: 40445. $20 AUD.
29. Edwards, W. H. (editor) (1998). Traditional Aboriginal Society (2nd revised ed). Melbourne, South Yarra: Macmillan Education 315 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, figures, tables, maps, edges faintly toned, minor edgewear. The eighteen articles in this revised collection have been selected to meet the needs of undergraduate students in Australian Aboriginal studies courses in universities and colleges. The essays cover Aboriginal society, systems of etiquette, art, economic life, kinship and marriage, politics and leadership, law, religion, and social change. ISBN: 0732940826. Our Book No: 30519. $30 AUD.
30. Ellis, Brian; Pinker, Steven (subject); Lynch, Tony (contributor); Bailey, Greg (contributor); Polya, Gideon (contributor) (2019). The New Enlightenment on Steven Pinker and Beyond. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 295 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. From the preface: This book has been written in response to Steven Pinker's book "Enlightenment Now", which is about the case for reason, science, humanism and progress. By Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at La Trobe University, plus contributors. ISBN: 9781925801910. Our Book No: 30546. $45 AUD.
31. Flanagan, Richard (2017). First Person (1st ed). Sydney: Penguin Random House. 392 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black boards little faded, light edgewear jacket, rear cover corner tip scuffed), few light marks top edge, minor edgewear. First edition. An Australian novel about a young penniless writer, Kif Kehlmann, who is asked by a notorious con man and corporate criminal, Siegfried Heidl to ghost write his memoir in six weeks. The book is by turns compelling, comic, and chilling. ISBN: 9780143787242. Our Book No: 30533. $25 AUD.
32. Fleetwood, lisa; Pile, Nancy (editor) (2016). Destination Dachshund: A Travel Memoir - Three Months, Three Generations and Sixty Dachshunds ( ed). Sydney: Lisa Fleetwood. 263 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, single black & white photo, black & white drawings, bottom corner tips some pages minimally creased, minor edgewear. This amusing and heartfelt true story will resonate with travel and dog lovers alike. This book explores the bond of family, the abiding love we have for our pets and the grieving for loved ones, both human and hound. The author and her family embark on the trip of a lifetime just days after the loss of their beloved dachshund, Coco. They had a Dachshund spotting competition for finding Dachshunds across 15 countries. This very special book offers a unique twist on the travel memoir with remembrance for those loved and lost, at the heart of the family’s journey through Turkey, Russia, the Baltics, Europe and the United States. ISBN: 9780994591401. Our Book No: 30544. $30 AUD.
33. Fletcher, William Ernest; Andersen, Trevor (editor); Wines, Robin (editor) (2006). William Ernest Fletcher 1924 - 1983: Australian Wildflowers, Still Life and Streetscapes (1st ed). Sydney: William Fletcher Foundation / Australian Galleries. 63 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour photos (paintings), light crease cover join to spine, minor edgewear. This book has been published for the exhibition at Australian Galleries, Sydney, October 2006. The book contains reproductions of William Fletcher's oils, gouaches and silk screens. ISBN: 0980283507. Our Book No: 40414. $30 AUD.
34. French, Jackie; Rycroft, Nina (illustrator) (2015). Good Dog Hank (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner front cover & some pages tip little creased, minor edgewear. This very humorous children's picture story is the story of a special dog named Hank and his family. The story is based on a real almost-good dog. The bright large illustrations will delight all ages. ISBN: 9780732293659. Our Book No: 40419. $15 AUD.
35. Gilleland, Ray (2012). The Nullarbor Kid: Stories from My Trucking Life. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 265 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner tips front cover lightly creased, top spine little bumped, light crease front cover, rear hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear. This is his fascinating life story as a pioneer trucker on the Nullabor in postwar Australia. A time when trucks were viewed as an 'upstart industry' that threatened existing railway systems. The author tells of the adventures he and his mates had when the trucking industry was born, and the battlelines between government and truckers. ISBN: 9781742379494. Our Book No: 30527. $20 AUD.
36. Gleeson, Libby; Greder, Armin (illustrator) (2000). The Great Bear (Reprint ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, illustrated endpapers. In this children's picture story, a circus bear is prodded and poked and made to dance so often that one day the bear has had enough. She gives a big ROAR, and climbs a pole high in the sky - she flies into space and becomes a star. Ragazzi Award 2000. Children's Book Council of Australia Shortlisted Book. ISBN: 1865040363. Our Book No: 40405. $20 AUD.
37. Gleeson-White, Jane (2013). Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance. London: Allen & Unwin / Atlantic Books. 294 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, page corner creased, top corner rear cover tip lightly creased, minimal edgewear. This book goes from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. Double-entry bookkeeping is at the centre of the story: the first system that allowed merchants to accurately measure the worth of their business. Luca Paciola - monk, mathematician, alchemist, and friend of Leonardo da Vinci - adapted Arabic mathematics to formulate a system that could work across all trades and nations. However, double-entry accounting has had its failures. With the cost of sudden corporate collapses such as Royal Bank of Scotland and Lehman Brothers, and its disregard of environmental and human factors, the time may have come to rethink it for the 21st century. ISBN: 9781743311493. Our Book No: 30542. $18 AUD.
38. Guild, Quilter's; Poulos, Judy (editor); Payne, Andrew (photographer) (1995). Australia Dreaming: Quilts to Nagoya (1st ed). Sydney, Rushcutters Bay: J. B. Fairfax Press. 104 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour photos (mostly full-page), illustrated inside front & back covers, minor edgewear corner tips. Australian quiltmaking takes another step forward with this collection of contemporary quiults bound for Nagoya in Japan. Forty-five quilts illustrate and define the theme with colour and imagination. From all over Australia, quiltmakers have embraced the vision of the exhibition. This book is a record of their quilts in full colour. This is a book to treasure for anyone interested in Australian history and crafts. ISBN: 1863432477. Our Book No: 40416. $20 AUD.
39. Haskins, Jenny (1998). Machine Embroidery: Inspirational Quilting Techniques. Melbourne, Prahran: Aussie Publishers. 86 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, few black & white drawings, colour photos, minimal edgewear. In this new clear and concise book the author shows how easy it is to use the technology at your fingertips to create beautiful furnishings. The inspiration for this book came from a new colour range of Madeira rayon threads. Jenny 'paints' with thread - her fabric is her canvas and her sewing machine is her brush ISBN: 187636405X. Our Book No: 40412. $30 AUD.
40. Hirst, Warwick (2003). Great Convict Escapes In Colonial Australia (2nd or revised ed). Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 261 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations (including frontispiece), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Revised edition. This book is a collection of tales of adventure and daring by the convicts in Colonial Australia. The stories include: The tale of John Graham who lived with the Aborigines, became an expert tracker and was responsible for rescuing Eliza Fraser, The story of Mary Bryant who, with her two young children, completed a voyage of nearly 5000 kilometres in an open boat from Sydney to Timor. This revised edition includes exciting new tales. ISBN: 0731812026. Our Book No: 30525. $15 AUD.
41. Hobson, J. Allen (1994). The Chemistry of Conscious States: How the Brain Changes Its Mind (1st stated ed). Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 300 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpapers little foxed, pages lightly toned, edges little foxed, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side). A groundbreaking book by the eminent Harvard neuroscientist about consciousness that overturns our most basic assumptions about identity and human nature, and forces us to think again about who we are. The author argues lucidly and persuasively that the brain and the mind are one. ISBN: 0316367540. Our Book No: 30518. $30 AUD.
42. Housekeeper, An Old (2012). The Australian Housewives' Manual: A Book for Beginners and People with Small Incomes (Facsimile ed). Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 132 pp. Hardback small octavo, pictorial cover, no dustjacket, very good condition, black & white & one-colour text-drawings, advertisements, decorative endpapers, spine ends & cover corner tips very slightly rubbed. This publication is a facsimile of an original manual written in 1883 by "An Old Housekeeper". It was first published by A. H. Massina and Co., a Melbourne publisher. The identity of Old Housekeeper remains a mystery. The adverts and illustrations that appeared in the original publication have been supplemented with images from the collections of the National Library of Australia (NLA). ISBN: 9780642277558. Our Book No: 40410. $20 AUD.
43. Hoy, Alice (1961). A City Built to Music: The History of University High School, Melbourne 1910 to 1960. Melbourne: University High School / Wm. Caulfield & Sons (Printer). 178 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, green cloth boards (gilt title), black & white photos, frontispiece, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, light foxing flyleaf & title page, tiny spot front endpapers, small mark rear board, corner tips covers little rubbed. This book gives the history of one of Victoria's most significant secondary schools which opened in 1910. The school has been a centre for busy and stimulating activities for nearly 12000 boys and girls and their teachers. The school has given leadership to large numbers of secondary teachers and schools in Victoria and beyond the borders of the state. Our Book No: 30514. $25 AUD.
44. Huntley, Rebecca (2017). Still Lucky: Why You Should Feel Optimistic about Australia and Its People. Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. 286 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is a broad-ranging, wise and compelling look at who we are now and where we are heading in the future, based on social research. She knows what Australians are really thinking. Written by one of Australia's most experienced and knowledgeable social researchers ISBN: 9780670079230. Our Book No: 40442. $25 AUD.
45. Idriess, I. L. (Ion) (1938). Madman's Island (New, 1st printing ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 253 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, black & white frontispiece, few black & white drawings, endpaper maps, some foxing edges & some pages, spine lightly faded, owner's written name. This book was first written in 1927 as a novel - the book failed, and the publisher asked the author to rewrite it in 1938 in this present form as a true adventure story. It is set on Madman's Island, an island of the Great Barrier Reef. The author tells of six terrible months spent on a small island of the Howick Group with only a madman for company. In his struggle to keep alive, he had desperate adventures and suffered the terrors of complete loneliness. Humour, grim realism and strange beauty mingle in this classic adventure tale, told with plenty of vitality. Our Book No: 40415. $80 AUD.
46. Jenkins, Steve; Walter, Derek; Crane, Caprice (with) (2016). Esther the Wonder Pig: Changing the World One Heart at a Time (Australian ed). Melbourne: Affirm Press. 212 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, colour photos, top spine lightly bumped, top corner front cover slightly creased, minor edgewear. This is a funny, inspiring story about a very special pig named Esther. Esther came to live with the Canadian author and his partner. Esther started being a 'micro' piglet but soon grew into a huge 270 kilogram loveable adult pig who completely changed their lives. In time, they bought a farm and named it the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could care for Esther and other animals in need. They have become two of the world's most successful and beloved animal rights activists - alongside Esther, a social media star with many fans around the world. ISBN: 9781925344950. Our Book No: 30545. $18 AUD.
47. Jervis, James (editor); Mackaness, G. (foreword) (1940). Drummoyne: Official Publication to Commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Drummoyne M.C. Sydney, Drummoyne: Drummoyne Municipal Council (DMC). 55 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, large stapled pamphlet, card covers, yapp edges, black & white text-photos, adverts, small tear fore-edge, staples rusted, light foxing some pages, few marks one page (possible ink), spine ends covers scuffed, corners covers little creased, minor edgewear, protected by removable plastic sleeve (acetate). A scarce history of this inner western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales. Some of the chapters are: Well known names In Drummoyne’s history - Five Dock's pioneer and some early history - Henry Lawson and his association with Drummoyne - Drummoyne, a favoured suburb - The story of the bridges. The photos and adverts make this a wonderful book for anyone wanting to know the early history of this part of Sydney. (No date, but 1940, Trove.). Our Book No: 40446. $200 AUD.
48. Jordan, Mary Ellen (2005). Balanda: My Year in Arnhem Land. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 224 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The author left her Melbourne city life to spend fourteen months in Maningrida, a coastal community in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. She made the journey expecting to work alongside the local Aboriginal people, with good intentions and thinking she would be of some use. Staring across the sharp social and cultural divide between the two races, Mary Ellen struggled to learn what it was to be a Balanda in Maningrida-a place, challenging her understanding of race, culture, political correctness, art, language, and whiteness. ISBN: 1741142806. Our Book No: 30540. $18 AUD.
49. Kettner, Peter M.; Moroney, Robert M.; Martin, Lawrence L. (2008). Designing and Managing Programs: An Effectiveness-based Approach (3rd, reprint ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 300 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear. Third edition. An updated version of the classic textbook on program planning, design, and implementation. Written in a deliberate manner designed to help students logically follow the program planning process. Students will learn to track one phase to the next, resulting in a solid understanding of the issues of internal consistency and planning integrity. Guides students from problem analysis through evaluation, enabling them to apply these concepts to their own program plans. ISBN: 9781412951951. Our Book No: 16030. $25 AUD.
50. Lakoff, George (2002). Moral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives Think. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 471 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, few tiny dents first few pages, front cover scratched, minor edgewear. ISBN: 0226467716. Our Book No: 17827. $20 AUD.
51. Laski, Marghanita; Stein, W. (illustrator) (1944). Love on the Supertax [Love on the Super-tax] (1st ed). London: Cresset Press. 127 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), small drawings (vignettes), pages faintly toned (wartime economy paper), inner hinge little split (all pages firm), edge tears jacket repaired (tape repairs & little foxing reverse side, some loss spine ends, flap price-clipped), edges cloth cover little faded, some edgewear, bookshop rubber stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Her first novel is a social satire of English society that demonstrates a disturbing "two nations in one country" (as stated by Disraeli). Clarissa, an upper class girl falls in love with a Communist agitator, but it does not end well because of their very different social backgrounds. Our Book No: 17832. $30 AUD.
52. Legrain, Philippe (2003). Open World: The Truth about Globalisation (1st this ed). London: Abacus. 374 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, colour & single sepia (brown-tinted) photos, tiny bump top spine, pages faintly toned, bottom edge lightly marked, minor edgewear. British political economist and advisor argues that globalisation is more beneficial for humankind than commonly assumed. The author states that globalisation can work for the benefit of all. This book will interest anyone who wants to learn more about the globalisation debate. ISBN: 034911529X. Our Book No: 30548. $15 AUD.
53. Leonard, Dion; Manuzak, Lisa (illustrator) (2017). Gobi: A Little Dog With a Big Heart (1st p/b ed). London: HarperCollins Children's Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, small patch top corner flyleaf little rubbed, minor edgewear corners. This is the fascinating children's story of a tough little dog named Gobi. The author met her when he was taking part in an ultramarathon in the Chinese Gobi Desert. This special book is written for children, and is the biography of a loveable pup who earned a permanent home in Edinburgh, Scotland. The delightful illustrations make this a book for all ages. ISBN: 9780008258078. Our Book No: 40407. $15 AUD.
54. Lewis, Damien (2013). War Dog: The No-man's-land Puppy who Took to the Skies (Australian printing ed). London: Spheare Publications / Griffin Press (Printer). 287 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A story of loyalty in the face of extraordinary adversity. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two survivors met and started a remarkable journey that would bind them together for the rest of their lives. One was an orphaned tiny German Shepherd puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled the approaching Nazi forces. The other, a lost soul of a different sort - a Czech airman, flying for the French Air Force but soon to be bound for the RAF and the country he would call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny puppy after being shot down during a daring mission over enemy lines. He could not desert his charge and put him inside his jacket as his made his epic escape. They fled France and flew together with Bomber Command. The puppy - which Robert named Ant, became the squadron mascot. By the end of the war Robert and Ant became very British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the Animal VC. A wonderful true story that will appeal to all animal lovers. ISBN: 9780751553475. Our Book No: 40436. $25 AUD.
55. Lindenmayer, David; Beaton, Ester (photographer) (2000). Life in the Tall Eucalypt Forests (1st ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Reed New Holland 96 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), maps, minor edgewear, old price marks, autograph (written dedication by photographer). The beautiful photos of the animals and plants that live in eucalypt forests are accompanied by captions that tell the story of how this community works together. The pictures and words link these living things in a way that helps us understand how an entire dynamic ecosystem is able to maintain its health, and how human activities like logging can threaten that health. ISBN: 1876334525. Our Book No: 40409. $25 AUD.
56. Lowenthal, Ray; Swan, Norman (Foreword) (1990). Cancer: What to Do About It [Lothian Health Guides]. Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 200 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Tasmanian medical cancer specialist (Royal Hobart Hospital) provides a clear summary of the nature of, and treatments for, the various cancers. Useful self-help and supportive information, including for families. Also examines unconventional treatments. ISBN: 0850914078. Our Book No: 4575. $20 AUD.
57. Ludowyke, Jay (2018). Carpathia: The Extraordinary Story of the Ship that Rescued the Survivors of the Titanic. Sydney: Hachette Australia. 322 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. This intensively researched book follows the dual narratives of Captain Rostron and the daring rescue of the Titanic survivors by the ship Carpathia, and the Waring team and their dangerous determination to reach the wreck. Rich in history and drama, the true story of Carpathia from her launching to the sensational events of 1912, World War 1 and beyond is a compelling story ISBN: 9780733640674. Our Book No: 30522. $25 AUD.
58. Marr, David (2013). Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott (Expanded ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 200 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, covers faintly scratched, minor edgewear. This dramatic portrait shows that as a young Catholic warrior at university, Tony Abbott was already a brutally effective politician. He later led the way in defeating the republic and rose rapidly in the Liberal Party. His reputation as a head-kicker and conservative made him an unlikely leader. Marr shows that Abbott thrives on chaos and conflict. Part fighter and part charmer, he is deeply religious and deeply political. What happens, then, when his values clash with his need to win? Written when Abbott was on the cusp of becoming Australia's Prime Minister. (Expanded and updated edition of an essay originally published in Quarterly Essay 47.) ISBN: 9781863955980. Our Book No: 17829. $15 AUD.
59. Mathieu, Carl F.; Baughman, Stanley (music) (1926). The Prisoner's Bride: With Violin Obligato. Sydney: J. Albert & Son. Unnum 6 pp. Paperback small folio, good condition, looseleaf, pages lightly toned, some soiling top edge rear cover, edgewear (spinewear & many small edge tears). Sheet music for voice and violin. Featured by Walter Kingsley (with his small cover portrait). Together with: The Prisoner's Sweetheart: Ballad with Violin Obligato. Advert rear cover: The Prisoner's Song. Copyright, 1926. Our Book No: 178326. $10 AUD.
60. Mikhail, Dunya; Weiss, Max (translator) (2018). The Beekeeper of Sinjar: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq (1st ed). London: Serpent's Tail / Profile Books. 209 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (front fore-edge slightly rubbed). The remarkable story of the Yazidi women whose lives have been turned upside down by ISIS, and the man who risks everything to save them. Until 2014, Abdullah Shrem made his living as a beekeeper, selling wild honey across the mountainous Iraqi region of Sinjar. Abdullah turned his knowledge of the local terrain to a more dangerous use. Cooperating with a secret network of helpers, he smuggled women through the war-torn landscapes of Iraq, Syria and Eastern Turkey and back to safety, one by one. In this powerful testament of courage in the face of terror, the author tells the harrowing stories of these brave women and the man who refused to accept their fate. ISBN: 9781788161268. Our Book No: 30539. $18 AUD.
61. Mitchell, Arthur Alan; Mitchell, Jim (editor) (1995). The Moon Seems Upside Down: Letters of Love and War: Letters of Arthur Alan Mitchell 1939 - 45. Sydney, St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, slight bump spine ends, corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. This story starts at the outbreak of the Second World War (WW2). Alan Mitchell and Eileen Griffin had just met. He was 23 and she was 19. In 1940 he joined the 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion, trained at Puckapunyal, fought the French in Syria and the Japanese in Java, and was captured as a prisoner of the Japanese on the Burma railway. Alan survived the war and came home. He and Eileen married. These letters provide a unique insight into what the Second World War was like for Australian soldiers, and those who waited for them back at home. Dr Jim Mitchell is Alan and Eileen’s son ISBN: 1863737642. Our Book No: 30523. $18 AUD.
62. Neighbour, Sally (2004). In the Shadow of Swords: On the Trail of Terrorism from Afghanistan to Australia (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 374 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, black & white photos centre spread, covers & spine & few pages little creased, some edgewear. ABC Four Corners journalist Sally Neighbour examines the rise of radical Islamic groups, in particular Indonesia in the light of the Bali bombings. ISBN: 0732280109. Our Book No: 17835. $15 AUD.
63. Newton, Dobe (editor); Bushwackers (1983). Bush Christmas: Christmas In Australia (New ed). Sydney: Tombola Publishing / Warner Bros Music Australia. 92 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos (from film), few black & white photos, few colour photos, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. The original film was shown at the Embassy Theatre, Sydney, in 1947. The story centres around five children who set off into the bush in search of their father's prize horses which had been stolen. The book features the sheet music by The Bushwackers from the film. ISBN: 0959370811. Our Book No: 40420. $18 AUD.
64. Nicholas, Jane (2000). Stumpwork Embroidery Designs and Projects (Reprint ed) [Milner Craft Series]. Sydney: Sally Milner Publishing. 192 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, colour plates, few tiny bumps cover corners & fore-edge, minor edgewear. In this very special book, the author details 19 embroidery projects containing 28 new motifs that depict field flowers, pansies in many hues, roundels with scrolling floral designs, wildlife including a deer, owl and parrot, and needlework accessories which give a practical application for this embroidery. There are detailed instructions, hundreds of step-by-step illustrations, and the photos show the individual motifs and the projects very clearly. ISBN: 186351208X. Our Book No: 30524. $35 AUD.
65. Pariser, Eli (2012). The Filter Bubble: What the Internet is Hiding From You. London: Penguin Books. 294 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Exposes how the internet is no longer a free independent space. Sites such as Google and Facebook are becoming increasingly commercialized and personalised. For example, Google keeps a permanent record of all your internet searches, and displays websites that it thinks you may wish to see (for example, if you are a climate change skeptic, skeptical websites are given greater prominence in web search results). Thus the exact same knowledge is no longer available to everybody. ISBN: 9780241954522. Our Book No: 17833. $15 AUD.
66. Plotkin, Bill (2013). Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche. Novato, CA: New World Library. 307 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, pages light toned, small scuff spine edge, minor edgewear, texta mark free flyleaf. Depth psychologist and wilderness guide offers advice on recognizing and healing inner wounds and destructive patterns of behavior, Identifies the four facets of the Self, and the four sets of fragmented or wounded subpersonalities that form during childhood. Shows how to cultivate these four facets of the Self and discover the gifts of the subpersonalities. ISBN: 97816081608681785. Our Book No: 30541. $25 AUD.
67. Prata, Steven (1993). EMF Handbook: Understanding and Controlling Electromagnetic Fields in Your Life. Corte Madera, CA: Waite Group Press. 108 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, figures (including text-photos), minor edgewear. American college physics lecturer explains objectively and in simple language the nature of electromagnetic fields, and how they can be both harmless and harmful. How to measure high EMF exposure, and what to do about it. Are the electric fields that surround appliances plugged into electrical sockets harmful? Let us avoid electrophobia - an unsubstantiated fear of electricity. ISBN: 1878739557. Our Book No: 4570. $12 AUD.
68. Raymond, Paul (1946). Violin Pieces for Young Australians: In the First Position, Violin and Piano [Imperial Edition 565: Plate B.4847]. Melbourne, Adelaide, Bendigo: Allan & Co. 12 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, card cover, stapled, bottom corner tip front cover creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Sheet music for ten pieces with Australian themes: The koala’s bedtime - The wombat - The fern gully - The sacred bower - Coo-ee calls - The gum nuts dance - The hikers - Picking wildflowers - Wattle time - Autumn leaves. Cover subtitle: First position, commencing with open strings. Advert rear cover: A tune a day, by Paul Herfurth. Our Book No: 17838. $20 AUD.
69. Reeson, Margaret (2015). Live Peace: Joy Balazo and Young Ambassadors for Peace. Melbourne, Moreland: Acorn Press. 266 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, written dedication. This is the story of Young Ambassadors for Peace (Uniting Church of Australia, plus Catholic women), a model of workshops and networks to sow 'seeds of peace' among young people living on opposite sides of conflict. Groups were set up by Joy Balazo in 2001, after she was troubled by conflict she was observing. Joy has used this model in many contexts to help hundreds of people work for peace in their communities. ISBN: 9780994254412. Our Book No: 40432. $35 AUD.
70. Roberts, Jan (1997). Maybanke Anderson 1845 - 1927: Sex, Suffrage and Social Reform (2nd ed). Sydney, Avalon: Ruskin Rowe Press. 240 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, front cover top corner creased, covers little rubbed, corner tips front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. Second edition.In this fascinating biography, the author traces the lives of Maybanke Anderson and her influential circle of friends. She describes the hardships and injustices of Australian society at the turn of the century and how a far-sighted, articulate and intelligent woman rose to the challenge of it. ISBN: 0958709505. Our Book No: 30515. $18 AUD.
71. Rogers, Dr Sandi; Wassnig, Anne (with); Savolainen, Laila (illustrator) (2015). Fruits and Vegetables as Medicine (3rd updated ed). Arundel, QLD: Sandi Rogers. 421 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white text illustrations, top corner tip covers & last few pages little creased, minor edgewear. In this updated and expanded edition, juices and smoothies have been added. This book offers information to educate why fruits and vegetables have nutritional value. The book is divided into six sections. ISBN: 9780992569754. Our Book No: 30520. $30 AUD.
72. Rolland, Will (2002). The Tasmanian Tiger: The Elusive Thylacine (New ed). Tasmania: Will Rolland / Book Agencies of Tasmania (Distributor). 32 pp. Paperback small oblong, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos & drawings, minor edgewear. This book for young adults gives a brief and easily accessible account of this large carnivorous marsupial, now extinct. The author states that we need to preserve the habitat and observe our native fauna, especially the increasing number of endangered species. (Originally published, 1997, Kangaroo Press.). ISBN: 0864178662. Our Book No: 40430. $25 AUD.
73. Romp, Julia (2010). A Friend Like Ben: A Mother's Desperate Search to Reunite Her Son with the Cat that Changed Their Lives Forever (1st ed). London: HarperCollins. 274 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of a ten-year-old British autistic boy named George and his special cat named Ben. He was prone to anxiety and sudden emotional traumas over the smallest of things. He changed when he met Ben, the black & white rescue cat, who arrived in Julia's garden. Ben was constantly at George's side and had a very calming effect on him. The author is George’s mother. One day Ben went missing and Julia knew she had to find him to put the light back in George's eyes. This wonderful story will make you laugh as well as cry and rejoice at the power of the bond between a child and his cat. ISBN: 9780007395057. Our Book No: 40443. $20 AUD.
74. Rossmanith, Kate (2018). Small Wrongs: How We Really Say Sorry In Love, Life And Law (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Hardie Grant. 230 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny bump top spine, few light creases front cover, minor edgewear corner tips. The author tells her family story, and the stories of the people she observed in the criminal courts. Talking to criminals, lawyers and judges alike, she tried to answer the fundamental question: how do you know whether a person is ever truly sorry? During her research she saw how her relationship with her father, who for many years was a distant and often angry man, was steeped in remorse. Increasingly fascinated with the concept of remorse, she set out to discover as much as she could about it. ISBN: 9781743794111. Our Book No: 30537. $20 AUD.
75. Schachner, Dr Robert (1909). Australien in Politik, Wirtschaft, Kultur. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer. 464 pp. Hardback thick octavo, no jacket, very good condition, rebound black cloth cover (brown endpapers), endpages toned, edges little stained (top edge little stained), minor edgewear, bookplates, stickers. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. German language book. The author is a professor at the University of Jena, Germany. He examines Australian politics, economy and culture, after a visit to Australia. A unique copy with bookplates of book collectors Walter Stone (2) and George Mackaness. Plus annotation on front free flyleaf by Walter Stone: "Schachner wrote for The Bulletin and other papers whilst he was in Australia, and was friendly with Chris Brennan and other writers. Brennan translated part of the book for an article in The Bulletin on 22-8-07[?]: What the Australian author reads". Our Book No: 17842. $120 AUD.
76. School, West Pymble; Shashkof, Larissa (editor) (2014). West Pymble Home Cooked. Sydney: Create a Cookbook Pty Ltd. 192 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, colour photos (many full-page), minor edgewear. A collection of delicious recipes provided by students and their families of this public school at West Pymble, on the North Shore of Sydney. The book includes a history of the school. ISBN: 9780646922348. Our Book No: 30549. $45 AUD.
77. Schotz, Susanne; Kuras, Peter (translator) (2019). The Secret Language of Cats: How to Understand Your Cat for a Better, Happier Relationship (2nd Australian p/b ed). Sydney: HQ Non Fiction / HarperCollins. 265 + 8 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, tables, minor edgewear. In this fascinating book the author introduces cat lovers to the full range of feline vocalisations. She explains what tcats mean in different situations, and gives practical tips to help us understand our cats better. Written by a professor at Lund University in Sweden, where a long standing research program is proving that cats can actually use vocal communication - with each other and with their human caretakers. ISBN: 9781489277770. Our Book No: 40440. $18 AUD.
78. Schrecker, Ellen (1998). Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1st p/b ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 573 pp. Paperback large thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. About a bad time for freedom and political repression in America in the 1950s. Covers far more than the brief career of Irish-American Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose excessive anti-Communist crusade ruined so many careers, marriages, and even lives. The first complete post-Cold War account of McCarthyism, which however stirred considerable controversy when first published in hardback. ISBN: 0691048703. Our Book No: 17844. $40 AUD.
79. Scott, Anna H. (1991). Triumph over Arthritis. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 208 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, inside covers toned, minor edgewear. A guide to treatments of arthritis (including complementary health) - and how the author, a trained nurse (and writing as Heather Wearne), triumphed over arthritis. ISBN: 0868063738. Our Book No: 3116. $20 AUD.
80. Sessions, Laura; Bullock, Craig (photographer) (2013). Quake Dogs: Heart-warming Stories of Christchurch Dogs. Auckland: Random House New Zealand. 316 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, thick card covers (with flaps), colour photos (some full-page), slight bump base spine, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is about the true Christchurch earthquake dog stories. There are stories of heroism, odd and quirky stories, funny stories and stories that will make you laugh. The book includes stories of USAR dogs that worked in the central city right after the February earthquakes. The beautiful photos greatly enhance the dog stories. ISBN: 9781775534082. Our Book No: 40433. $35 AUD.
81. Stewart, Mary; Hughes, Shirley (illustrator) (2018). The Little Broomstick (New ed). London: Hodder Children's Books. 146 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-drawings, minimal edgewear. A fantasy novel for young adults that was first published 45 years ago. This edition of the beloved classic is illustrated by Shirley Hughes. The story features a girl named Mary who has been exiled to her great Aunt's house deep in the countryside. Mary befriends a black cat who takes her into the forest to an ordinary looking broomstick. Mary comes to Endor College, school of witchcraft, where all is not quite right. Will Mary be able to solve the mystery surrounding the College? ISBN: 9781444940190. Our Book No: 40447. $15 AUD.
82. Stewart, W. K. (1943). Brown's Rule of the Road Manual: The Rule of the Road at Sea, also the Uniform System of Buoyage, Wreck-marking, Regulations for Light Vessels, Etc. (9th ed). Glasgow: Nautical Press / Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd, Nautical Publishers. 148 pp. Hardback small, good plus condition, thick card covers, orange cloth spine (little faded), black & white drawings, colour diagrams, charts, light foxing few pages, pages lightly toned, rear cover lightly marked, minor edgewear covers, spine ends slightly rubbed & scuffed, sticker front cover, owner's written name & date inside front cover Ninth edition. This reference book contains important information needed to assume control of a vessel as upon its practical application depends in a large measure the safety of life and property. The purpose is to promote careful study and observation. This manual has for many years served as a guide to the examinations for the various grades of certificates of Competency formerly held by Authority of the Board of Trade and at present conducted by the Ministry of War Transport. It is specially suitable for study at sea, the sequence of matter being arranged for that purpose, and the diagrams, questions and answers will be found most helpful and informative. (Swain's shop sticker. Written name: J.G.N. Snepp 1945.). Our Book No: 40434. $30 AUD.
83. Storrie, Ann; Morrison, Sue; Morrison, Peter; Thomson-Dans, Carolyn (editor) (2003). Beneath Busselton Jetty. Kensington, WA: Department of Conservation and Land Management. 145 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), minimal edgewear. This is the story of Western Australia's Busselton Jetty which is more than 138 years old and more than 1.8 kilometres long - the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Effectively a huge artificial reef, it is a magnet to visitors, divers, and anyone interested in the marine environment. The jetty has been colonised by an amazing diversity of colourful corals, sponges, sea stars, shellfish, fish and other forms of marine life. This beautiful book takes a detailed look at the jetty’s history and its underwater inhabitants. ISBN: 0730755312. Our Book No: 30536. $20 AUD.
84. Sutton, Sarah (editor) (2005). Mastering Change: Real-life Lessons from Top Business Leaders [Fast Track to Business Excellence]. London: BBC Books. 119 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. An excellent little practical guide to business management. Access to the real-life business experience of 12 of today's outstanding business leaders in a pocket-sized format. Unique features include: Personal - anecdotal, first-hand accounts, practical solutions-driven and grounded in reality. Effective - concise, engaging and focused. ISBN: 0563519355. Our Book No: 40395. $10 AUD.
85. Taylor, Griffith (1924). A Geography of Australasia (4th revised ed) [The Oxford Geographies]. London: Clarendon Press. 176 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, good condition, decorative cloth boards, black & white figures, maps, spine little faded, top edge & fore-edge rubbed & slightly scuffed, spine ends little rubbed, small scuff front cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear cover corner tips, owner’s written name inside front cover. A student textbook on the geography of Australasia, by Associate Professor of Geography, University of Sydney. Includes New Zealand, Papua, and Pacific Islands. There are 30 chapters, many covering geographic regions. Our Book No: 40439. $55 AUD.
86. Thiele, Chris; Harrower, Bishop John (preface) (2008). Free Too. Tasmania: Downstairs Studio. 319 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear corners. Historical crime novel of colonial Australia that combines careful research of historical records, with a well-honed ability to tell stories to bring to life the events of Hobart Town and the new colony's desperate struggle for survival. This story recalls events that actually happened in Hobart Town in 1815. Two teenagers, Tom and George, find themselves trapped by bushrangers and forced into receiving stolen goods. Betrayal leads to their imprisonment and attempts at their early release are thwarted by a worsening of the bushranger problem with several murders. Chris Thiele is currently Reverend of the Anglican Parish of West Tamar. ISBN: 9780980430905. Our Book No: 30529. $25 AUD.
87. Thirkell, Angela; Parker, Leslie (pseudonym); Gould, Tony (introduction) (1985). Trooper to the Southern Cross (New ed). London: Virago Modern Classics. 177 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as usual, some edgewear & spinewear. Novel based on the English novelist's travel to Australia after WWI on a troopship full of returning Diggers. Humorous depiction of the Australian character. A classic satire of Australian culture, originally published in 1934 under the pseudonym Leslie Parker. This edition has a new introduction by Tony Gould. The favorite book of Barry Humphries. ISBN: 0860685926. Our Book No: 17839. $13 AUD.
88. Thoms, Albie; Pearce, Barry (editor); Slutzkin, Linda (editor) (1991). Bohemians in the Bush: The Artists' Camps of Mosman. Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW). 80 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour & black & white photos (paintings), colour frontispiece, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. Published in conjunction with the exhibition "Bohemians in the Bush, The Artist's Camps of Mosman, 6 June - 25 August 1991". Text by Albie Thoms. Describes the artists camps at Mosman (on Sydney's north shore) in the 1890s, which were associated with many original paintings, including the popular "The Camp, Sirius Cove, 1899" by Tom Roberts, and highly regarded works by Livingston Hopkins, Julian Ashton, Alfred Daplyn and Arthur Streeton. ISBN: 0730586650. Our Book No: 24727. $20 AUD.
89. Treasure, Rachael (2016). Down the Dirt Roads: A Memoir of Love, Loss and the Land. Sydney: Penguin Random House. 301 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photo inside covers, minor edgewear, slight bump base spine minor edgewear. The Australian novelist writes an inspiring story of her life as a single mother after her marriage breakdown. This story is a heartfelt and moving insight into the life of a single mother displaced from her home. A powerful book about healing, health and hope. The book presents a practical and positive vision of what life on our land could become. ISBN: 9780670079438. Our Book No: 30538. $25 AUD.
90. Unkovic, Barbara (2013). Weeds in the Garden of Eden: A Journey Back to Family Roots, and Life in a Traditional Croatian Village. London: Austin Macauley Publishers. 226 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, black & white drawings, few colour photos, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (library barcode & spine sticker, rubber stamp, covered with contact plastic), front hinge slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear. In 2005, the New Zealand author visited Croatia where members of her family had been living for the last seven generations. On the island of Korcula, the original home of her father’s family, she discovered her soul and began a new life in a peaceful, unspoiled paradise on the edge of the Adriatic Sea. This story is a rich, absorbing account of her purchase of a 200 year old, uninhabited stone house in the timeless village of Racisce. The author describes seasonal life amongst the lush vineyards and olive groves and her encounters with the tainted Croatian bureaucratic system in a land where the volatile inhabitants have spent the last 800 years fighting to gain independence. ISBN: 9781849635479. Our Book No: 40431. $12 AUD.
91. Voytas, Suzanne (2010). Elizabeth, 1828, the Worst and Most Turbulent: From Celtic Cross to Southern Cross. Springwood, NSW: Suzanne Voytas / Docmaster (Printer). 481 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & few black & white photos, front cover little creased (including corner), minor edgewear. On the 12th January, 1828 the female convict ship Elizabeth sailed into Port Jackson with 192 Irish women and 16 of their children. They had been labelled the worst and most turbulent. However, most of the women were to prove this wrong, as their lives moved in many directions and they adapted to life in a strange land. ISBN: 9780646536880. Our Book No: 40421. $45 AUD.
92. Wells, Jamelle (2018). The Court Reporter (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, bottom corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. This memoir is about a seasoned Australian court reporter, the ABC's Jamelle Wells. In the line of duty, she has sat next to criminals and their families, been chased, spat on, stalked, and taken by ambulance for emergency surgery after an accident outside ICAC. This book is a tough and fearless journalist's memoir that looks at the cases that have shocked, moved and never left us. ISBN: 9780733337888. Our Book No: 40428. $20 AUD.
93. Wilkins, Peter Bernard; Donaldson, Kim (illustrator) (2007). The Matriarch: The Compelling Story of an Elephant Family. [Sydney, Gordon]: Peter Bernard Wilkins / Mini-Publishing (Printer). 214 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, colour photo inside front cover, minor edgewear. This is the story of three generations of a family of African savannah elephants, a female breeding herd made up of mothers and daughters, aunts and cousins. The elephants are led by a wise and courageous old Matriarch who does her best to keep them safe from ivory poachers, hunters, corrupt game rangers, and the ever-present lions. This is an accurate account of the elephants daily life in the wild, through times of peace and war, floods, droughts and bushfires. ISBN: 9780646481265. Our Book No: 40427. $80 AUD.
94. Wolff, Sula (1995). Loners: The Life Path of Unusual Children. London: Routledge. 192 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, few figures, light foxing edges, pages faintly toned, small mark bottom edge, top corner covers little creased, minor edgewear corner tips. This fascinating book discusses the nature and origins of children who find school difficult and do not appear to 'fit in'. Shows the necessity of the clinical recognition of the condition. This book will interest all professionals towards a realistic approach to the treatment and education of affected people, both children and adults. ISBN: 0415066654. Our Book No: 40444. $35 AUD.
95. Ye, Sang (1996). The Year the Dragon Came. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 205 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Interviews with a16 diverse recent Chinese arrivals in Australia, describing how they managed to set up a new life in Australia. They speak frankly about their lives in two countries, about their dreams, struggles and hopes. ISBN: 0702227315. Our Book No: 10127. $15 AUD.