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1. Alexander, Ruth; Grey, Clifford (1932). The Rome Express: Based on the Famous Gaumont-British Film of Clifford Grey's Play (Copyright ed) [Readers Library no. 382]. London: The Readers Library Publishing Co. 250+ adds pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), toned pages, some edgewear & chipping jacket (spine lightly faded, tiny loss bottom spine & bottom corner tip front cover, faint foxing & toning reverse side, few edge tears), endpapers faintly foxed. This crime fiction novel is the story of a stolen Van Dyck painting, which brings tragedy into the lives of a number of the passengers on this world-famous train during a journey to Rome. The action takes place on the train which starts from the Gare de Lyon, Paris, and rushes through France and Italy until it comes to a standstill in the terminus in Rome. The author is English and comes from Wiltshire and has travelled to many parts of the world. (No date, but about 1932. The scarce copyright edition.). Our Book No: 40536. $35 AUD.
2. B, A. A.; Helumac; Glazier, Louise M. (illustrator) (1899). Australian Wonderland: A Fairy Chain. London, New York & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 75 + 4 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, original illustrated grey cloth cover (few stain patches front & rear cover), black endpapers, black & white drawings (some full-page, including frontispiece), spine rebacked (new headbands, cover hinges repaired), internal tear one page repaired, spine lettering little faded, little foxing or smudging some pages (little creasing), owner's written dedication half-title page. A scarce illustrated Australian children's fairy tale. Picture of child riding an emu on front cover. It all started when Charlie Brendon was walking from Castlemaine to Muckleford, and while resting met some gnomes. Thus begins his adventures with bush animals, including a surprising underwater interview with Neptune. (Muir 383. Tear p69-70 repaired, some offset facing page.). Our Book No: 16165. $150 AUD.
3. Bachelard, Michael (2008). Behind the Exclusive Brethren. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 314 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The most comprehensive book ever written about the Exclusive Brethren. It details their origins in the United Kingdom in the 19th century, their fractious history, their use of scripture to control members and dissidents, and their lucrative business and financial arrangements. This is a fascinating story of influence and power exercised across several continents, including Australia - where this tiny Christian sect seems to have a privileged existence, and has attempted to influence government. ISBN: 9781921372285. Our Book No: 15074. $20 AUD.
4. Baring, Maurice (1932). Lost Lectures, or the Fruits of Experience (Copyright ed) [Tauchnitz Edition: Collection of British and American Authors]. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz. 288 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date. Essays by the English dramatist, novelist and man of letters. Three of the four essays are imaginary lectures, that is, papers read only to the Newman Society at Oxford, and the other (on Gilbert and Sullivan) was a real lecture delivered in London. (No 5047 in this series. Written name of Australian actor Barry Humphries.) SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12634. $10 AUD.
5. Barnes & Noble, publisher (2005). Calendar 2005: Cats: Includes Mini Grids of May-Dec. 2004 (1st ed). London: Barnes & Noble Publishing. Inc. 12 + 3 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour photos, corner tips covers little scuffed, few corner tips slightly creased, minor edgewear. This calendar is illustrated by cat photos, with a full page colour plate on one side and the days of the month on the other. Each photo has a little story about the cat's breed and markings. These beautiful photos would keep any cat loving person happy for ages. ISBN: 0760751374. Our Book No: 40527. $15 AUD.
6. Barnett, S. Anthony (2001). The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 202 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal edgewear. Rats are intelligent and sociable animals that have lived with human throughout history, and have many similarities with us. However they spread disease. Thus the mere mention of the word "rat" sends shudders of horror through humans. Written by Emeritus Professor of Zoology, Australian National University, who spent a lot of time studying rats in Scotland, India, Australia and North America. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1865085197. Our Book No: 21953. $10 AUD.
7. Beeding, Francis (1940). The 10 Holy Horrors (Reprint ed) [Thrillers by Number Series]. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 318 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edgewear & chipping jacket (small loss top spine, few marks rear cover, few edge tears), endpapers & title page lightly foxed, faint foxing some pages, edges foxed, light toning, cloth spine little faded, corners slightly bumped rear cover. This thriller goes into the underground activities of the Secret Service (later, MI6). Colonel Alastair Granby combines with the author in this one which makes this a very satisfactory story. Francis Beeding was the collective pseudonym of two British writers: John Palmer and Hilary St George Saunders. Our Book No: 40550. $30 AUD.
8. Boothby, Guy; Wood, Stanley L. (illustrator); Sanctuary, Luke (introduction) (1905). In Strange Company: A Story of Chili and the Southern Seas. London: Ward Lock & Co. 300 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark red boards, embossed cover & spine (gilt title cover & spine), four black & white illustrations (includes frontispiece with tissue guard), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed (few small spots), minimal foxing endpapers, spine ends little bumped, spine little faded, few light stains covers, front hinge & inner hinge lightly split (pages firm), owner’s printed name label inside front cover. This story is set in North Queensland with a pearler as the hero. The novel travels to the Isle of Wight, London, Argentine Republic, Chili (Chile), Tahiti, Batavia, and back to London. The story centres on Marmaduke Plowden who has embezzled 200,000 pounds from his clients in London, and fled to Chili. Written by Australian writer. This is his first novel, copyright 1896. This copy is a later edition that has foour illustrations including the frontispiece, not six as mentioned in the earliest copies. (No date, but about 1900 to 1910.). Our Book No: 40535. $50 AUD.
9. Boswell, Annabella Alexandrina Campbell (1992). Annabella Boswell's Other Journal 1848 - 1851, called "Further Recollections of My Early Days in Australia" (1st ed) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 75 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. The fascinating diary of a young women growing up in New South Wales coastal town of Port Macquarie in the 1830s and 1840s. This is her second diary which continues her story describing visits to relatives and friends in the 1840s. She continues her interest in painting Australian wildflowers and in education and reading. It is an interesting book which shows the other side of life for the pioneers of the outback. ISBN: 0949910333. Our Book No: 29739. $30 AUD.
10. Bowring, Jane; Coombs, Peter (illustrator) (1999). Endangered Australian Animals: My First Flap Fact Book (1st ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Books. Unnum 10 pp. Paperback large square octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, flaps, colour drawings, minor edgewear corner tips, non-author written dedication title page. This beautiful Australian children's story has special lift-the-flap facts that will appeal to any age. There are five different endangered Australian animals and how they live. ISBN: 0864611528. Our Book No: 30671. $15 AUD.
11. Brandon, John G. (1928). Red Altars (New ed). London: Cassell & Company. 300 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, mid-brown boards, minimal foxing endpapers title page fox, light toning pages, minimal foxing pages (mainly margins), spine ends little worn, boards little rubbed (mainly bottom edge), owner's name & details front free flyleaf, different name written in pencil front flyleaves. This mystery thriller is set in London and Russia and France. Detective Inspector Patrick Aloysius McCarthy features as well as All Divisional Superintendent Richard Carbrooke. One of the main characters is an Italian, Luigi Pombola, who owned a very small restaurant and cafe where he apparently had certain shrines sacred to an elect few. A very well-concealed mystery. Written by Australian author born in 1879, and moved to England after 1923. He died in 1941. He wrote over 120 crime novels. Our Book No: 40538. $30 AUD.
12. Brandon, John G. (1934). The Silent House (The Book of the Famous Play by John G. Brandon and George Picket) (5th printing ed). London: Cassell & Company. 310 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, orange boards, black border front cover, black title spine, endpapers & title page lightly foxine, light toning pages, light foxing pages, spine ends little worn, boards little rubbed (mainly bottom edge), cover corners little bumped, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamps inside covers), front & inner hinge slightly split (pages firm). This mystery thriller is set in Britain. One of the main characters is Doctor Chan-Fu, of the Red House, Barnes. Based on the famous play by John Brandon and George Picket. Written by Australian author born in 1879, and moved to England after 1923. He died in 1941. He wrote over 120 crime novels. Our Book No: 40539. $35 AUD.
13. Brandon, John G. (1943). Death in 'D' Division (An A.S.P. Story). London: Wright & Brown, Ltd. 220 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), printed on war economy standard paper, jacket chipped (edgewear, peephole spine, small loss top spine, faint foxing & toning reverse side, few marks rear cover), endpapers & title page lightly foxed, fore-edge little rubbed, light toning pages, small mark spine (ends little worn), written gift dedication inside front cover, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This mystery and adventure story is set in London. Detective Inspector Patrick Aloysius McCarthy has been consulted to help find the criminals. The Honourable Arthur Stukeley Pennington and his Bull Dog Bilgewater come to the aid of a beautiful young woman who is upset. Bilgewater jumps into her lap and licks her, she is startled at first, but them seems to settle down much better with the dog than his master. Later on Bilgewater provides a clue to this mystery. Written by Australian author born in 1879, and moved to England after 1923. He died in 1941. He wrote over 120 crime novels. (No date, but 1943, Hubin & written dedication.). Our Book No: 40534. $50 AUD.
14. Brannigan, Augustine (2004). The Rise and Fall of Social Psychology: The Use and Misuse of the Experimental Method [Social Problems and Social Issues]. New York: Aldine De Gruyter. 192 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book critically traces the attempt of social psychology over the past half century to forge a scientific understanding of human behavior based on the systematic use of experiments. The author states that it has failed to live up to its promise. In an epilogue, going beyond his iconoclasm, the author explores the prospects for a post-experimental discipline. ISBN: 0202307433. Our Book No: 30653. $40 AUD.
15. Brislin, Richard W.; Cushner, Kenneth; Cherrie, Craig; Yong, Mahealani (1986). Intercultural Interactions: A Practical Guide (Reprint ed) [Cross-cultural Research and Methodology Series]. Newbury Park, CA: SAGE Publications. 336 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, corner tips covers lightly creased, bottom edge lightly rubbed, inside covers lightly toned, base spine slightly bumped, minor edgewear. A set of training materials has been developed that can form the basis of various cross-cultural orientation programs. The materials are based on the assumption that there are commonalities, or similar personal experiences, when people work and live in cultures other than their own. The programs are suitable to use in culture-specific training programs, undergraduate college classes, programs for overseas business people, professionals who work with multicultural clients, and people who are studying overseas and then returning to their home country. (No 9 in this series.). ISBN: 0803934416. Our Book No: 30655. $30 AUD.
16. Bruce, Mary Grant (1952). Billabong Riders (1st English stated ed). London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket (flap clipped), good condition (in good dustjacket), red cloth boards, frontispiece, edges lightly foxed, rear cover jacket little marked (reverse side lightly toned & foxed, slight loss spine ends, corners slightly worn), light foxing endpapers & top title page, frontispiece slightly loose bottom edge (other pages firm), protected by removable Brodart semiarchival plastic sleeve. Australian adventure novel for young adults, originally published in Australia 1942. The Billabong folk ride again, this time in wild country, bringing cattle overland from the North. With them we share the droving life, its comradeships, adventures, dangers and laughter. This is a story of good horses and dogs, their owners; and the boy who found among them a new chance in life. Final book in the Billabong series (Burnet 38.5, and no. 263 bottom of spine dustjacket). Jacket cover scene: Boy named Rob working. Last title listed: Billabong Riders (last in series, published 1942). Printed in Great Britain by Ebenezer Baylis and Son, Ltd, The Trinity Press, Worcester and London. Our Book No: 30650. $40 AUD.
17. Campbell, David (1980). The Man in the Honeysuckle (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 80 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, minimal scratches front cover, pages faintly toned, some edgewear spine. This new collection of vibrant distinctive Australian poems expresses his love of life and sense of humour. This famous Australian poet received the Henry Lawson Australian Arts Award in 1970 and the Patrick White Literary Award in 1975. ISBN: 0207141533. Our Book No: 21928. $10 AUD.
18. Cheng, Christopher; Rogers, Gregory (illustrator) (2007). Amazing Australian Animals (1st ed) [30 Amazing Australian Animals]. Sydney: Random House. 162 pp. Hardcover octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-illustrations, top of spine slightly bumped This non-fiction collection of Australian animal stories, for primary school children, places each amazing creature in the spotlight. There are fascinating facts, figures and breakout boxes to help bring the animals to life. There are bilbies, dugongs, koalas, death adders, cicadas, kookaburras, crocs, and goannas. There are even some invading species too. ISBN: 9781741661910. Our Book No: 30673. $20 AUD.
19. Childs, Laura (2006). Chamomile Mourning (Reprint ed) [Tea Shop Mystery]. New York: Berkley Prime Crime. 306 pp. Paperback, very good condition. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning pursues an investigation into the murky swamps of the Low Country, where she uncovers a thriving criminal enterprise of art forgery, fraud and murder. ISBN: 0425206181. Our Book No: 21800. $10 AUD.
20. Cole, Ida J. L. (1949). Koo the Kookaburra (Reprint ed) [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), very good condition, black & white drawings including frontispiece, scuff mark front cover corner, minor edgewear, rubber stamp, sticker, copy 3. No 360 in the story book series for children aged 8 to 9 years. Told by Koo the kookaburra, who has adventures with Little Richard and sister Louise. (No date, but 1949, G3046, McLaren 360b, reprint of 1941 edition.) Anthony Horderns' sticker & rubber stamp (Sydney department store) on front cover. Our Book No: 8967B. $10 AUD.
21. Commission, Water Resources (1980). The Menindee Lakes Storage. [Sydney]: Water Resources Commission N.S.W. 18 pp. Paperback square octavo, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white & colour text-photos, full-page colour photos, minor edgewear & spinewear. Booklet giving an insight into the design of the Menindee Lakes water scheme, far western New South Wales. SALE PRICE. (No date, but about 1980, Trove.). Our Book No: 21843. $10 AUD.
22. Cook, Julie; Lowth, Sharyn; Williamson, Marilyn (illustrator) (2012). Oh Dear, That's My Rear: Featuring the Fitzroy River Turtle (1st ed). Rockhampton: Fitzroy Basin Association Incorporated (FBA). Unnum 32 pp. Hardback wide square octavo, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings, base spine & bottom corner rear cover little bumped. A very special children's picture book, based on the the Fitzroy River Turtle (Rheodytes Leukops), Queensland. A page of facts about the turtles is at the rear. The story is about Rheo the turtle who wants to help her species because they are endangered. Rheo comes up with some very clever ways to help. This very funny story and the illustrations will appeal to any age. ISBN: 9780987390806. Our Book No: 30672. $30 AUD.
23. Cooks Business, Directories (1933). Cooks Interstate Business Directory of Victoria - Tasmania - New South Wales - Queensland (1st ed). Melbourne: Cooks Business Directories. 481 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, red paper-covered boards (including spine, bottom corners tip worn), black & white text-photos, boards possibly little faded (spine most notable), minor foxing endpapers & few pages, light toning pages, front hinge slightly split (pages firm), front cover little scuffed (eg, part black border missing), some edgewear, rubber stamp title page (roughly crossed out with with biro), otherwise internally very good. This combined Interstate Business Directory has been published to comply with the many requests for a combined directory. The order is: Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland. The start of the Victorian section has a grey title page & general index. The other states have a light blue title page & general index. There is one page of South Australian border towns after Victoria and before Tasmania. A fascinating way to explore some Australian business history. Our Book No: 40555. $200 AUD.
24. Country Women's Association, of Western Australia (2018). The C.W.A. Cookery Book and Household hints (55th ed) [CWA]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 420 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, adverts, base spine bumped, otherwise minor edgewear. 55th edition. Originally published in 1936, this famous cookery cook has been the bible for generations of Western Australian families searching for instructions how to cook traditional meals. ISBN: 9780207180712. Our Book No: 17559. $30 AUD.
25. County Council, St George (1939). St George County Council Xmas Recipes 1939. Sydney: St George County Council. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback octavo, poor condition (intact reading copy), stapled pamphlet (staples rusted, little loose), drawings (cover coloured), some text type-written, some small edge tears, notable toning & creasing, edgewear (notably corners). A pamphlet from this local provider of electricity in southern Sydney. Consists of Christmas recipes enhanced by comical cartoons. Our Book No: 17887. $30 AUD.
26. Cuthbert, Betty; Salter, Owen (editor) (2004). Golden Girl: An Autobiography (New, reprint ed). Sydney: Strand Publishing. 172 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. The inspiring autobiography of the great Australian Olympic athlete. Betty's inspirational story is one of adventure, courage, perseverance and tenacious Christian faith - particularly her struggle with multiple sclerosis (MS) late in life. A greatly expanded version of a book originally published in 1966. ISBN: 1876825251. Our Book No: 20892. $10 AUD.
27. Dantzer, Robert (1993). The Psychosomatic Delusion: Why the Mind is Not the Source of All Our Ills (1st ed). New York: Free Press. 247 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, faint foxing top edge & reverse side jacket. First English edition. Drawing on exciting new work on such topics as stress and immune function, the author offers the first lively and accessible but scientific and up-to-date introduction to the interaction of mind and body in health and wellness. This is a fascinating history of psychosomatic medicine in which he details some of the strange theories about the body once held to be true. There is a profound and legitimate need for a different model of the relationship between stress and disease that cares for the whole patient. Advocates the belief that this goal is at hand, provided we are ready to accept complexity and deal with it by adopting a systems perspective of health instead of taking refuge in a fairy-land populated with fuzzy concepts such as "stress", "holistic medicine", and "healing powers”. (Translated from the French.). ISBN: 0029069378. Our Book No: 21976. $15 AUD.
28. Dexter, T. F. G. (1932). Cornwall: The Land of the Gods (1st ed). Truro, Cornwall: Jordan's Bookshop. 63 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, thin illustrated card covers, concealed staples, black & white drawings, frontispiece, pages lightly toned, staples rusted (few rust stains along spine), small mark top edge, few small marks covers, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, written name on flyleaf, name label inside front cover. Introduces the rich and beautiful world of Celtic mythology, specifically a very special book about a concise introduction to Pagan Cornwall. There are ceremonies, sites and Cornish Saints, relationships with Celtic Gods and Goddess seasonal festivals. This charming book is about the Cornish passion for the ways of old Cornwall. There is an "Old Cornwall Federation Symbol" on the rear cover. The frontispiece has an explanation on the 2nd page, and the same illustration is also on the cover. The picture is from a rare book written in Latin and printed at Hanover in 1782. Our Book No: 40551. $30 AUD.
29. Edden, Miss Helen; Moser, Mrs. N. (1905). The Household Gas Cookery Book (Australian ed). Hobart: Hobart Gas Company. 288 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, red cloth cover (gilt lettering front cover & spine faded), few black & white adverts, light blue thin card advert at front, endpapers & edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, spine little faded, few marks & stains covers, colour loss top section rear cover (some rubbing), some edgewear. From the title page: "How to use a Gas Cooking Range, Hygiene of Gas Cooking, Gas Cooking Stoves and Rangers, How to Read the Menu, Cook's Vocabulary." The many recipes show a window into early cooking with most of the dishes being english. (Original published in U.K. The scarce Australian edition. No date, but about 1905.). Our Book No: 40526. $50 AUD.
30. Edwards, Cheryl Ann (1995). Australian Cattle Dogs: Old Timers (1st ed). Sydney: Cheryl Ann Edwards / Printed by Fitzgerald Printing / Produced by YFP Publications. 335 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, spine faded jacket (top edge also lightly faded, minor edgewear), top corner front board little bumped. Heavy (1.25 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This scarce large-format book is about the early history and development of the Australian cattle dog from the early 1900s to early 1970. There are 500 photos and 336 pages of informative text, most of which has never been presented in this form before. The book has taken 6 years to produce, and is an encyclopedia of the Australian Cattle Dog: both a reference book, and a very special book for collectors. ISBN: 0646208136. Our Book No: 40552. $150 AUD.
31. Edwards, Pat; Stackpool, Walter (illustrator) (1984). Who Made the Sun?: An Aboriginal Legend Retold (Reprint ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Reed. 29 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial covers, colour illustrations, rear endpapers illustrated, corner tips covers & spine ends little scuffed, covers slightly rubbed, spine little faded, light foxing inside front cover & title page. This Aboriginal legend for children is about long ago when there was only the moon and stars to give light. One day when a Brolga became angry she stole an emu's egg and threw it away. It burst and set fire to some sticks, and this became what we now know as the Sun. A kookaburra named Gougourgahgah, saved the light by laughing when the morning star starts to fade. ISBN: 0730100316. Our Book No: 30669. $18 AUD.
32. Epstein, June (1995). Giving Voice: The Story of the Shepherd Centre (1st ed). Sydney: Shepherd Centre. 144 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear jacket (minimal foxing reverse side). This centre for teaching deaf children in Sydney (Australia) was set up by Dr Bruce Shepherd and his wife after the difficult experience of raising their own two deaf children. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0646240501. Our Book No: 21979. $10 AUD.
33. Escamez, J. Munoz; Matthews, William (illustrator) (1940). Fairy Tales from Spain (Reprint ed) [Tales for Children from Many Lands]. London / Letchworth: J. M. Dent & Sons / Temple Press. 126 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, green cloth boards, navy borders front cover & spine, colour illustration tipped-in on cover, frontispiece, colour plates, spine little faded, covers little scuffed & rubbed, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, owner’s printed name label inside front cover, owner's written name front free flyleaf. Fairy tales from Spain. Some of the fairy tales are titled: The City Of Fortune - The Author Of The Wall - The Man With The Two Faces - The Quack Doctor - The Man With The Nose - The Judgement Of the Flowers. The watercolour plates add a richness to the accompanying stories. A wonderful collection of fairy stories for anyone interested in the folklore of other countries. (Originally published, 1913.). Our Book No: 40553. $20 AUD.
34. Ferris, Paul (1998). Dr Freud: A Life (1st ed). Washington, DC: Counterpoint / Cornelia & Michael Bessie. 464 pp. Hardback thick, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. Freud, his work and era (psychoanalysis), emerge in fine detail in this robust portrait, both sympathetic and critical where necessary (as in his support for the quack Dr Fleiss). Presents the many aspects of this complex man: the charismatic personality, the persistent superstitions and neuroses, the vindictive temper and wilful self-confidence, and finally, the quiet strength of a man enduring chronic pain and disfigurement from the cancer that eventually killed him. ISBN: 1887178724. Our Book No: 21921. $25 AUD.
35. Finlay, Iain (1978). The Azanian Assignment (1st stated ed). New York: Harper & Row. 395 pp. Hardcover octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), red cloth spine, light foxing edges, fore-edge little marked, top corner tips little creased some pages, tiny scuff fore-edge few pages, pages lightly toned, bottom corner front flap jacket creased (some edgewear & chipping, few small closed tears, bottom corner rear cover laminate little lifted, spine ends little worn). First edition. This well-plotted, fast-paced and suspenseful crime fiction novel is a thrilling adventure with the authenticity and impact of future headlines. The story is around Tony Bartlett, an Australian journalist stationed in Kenya. He flies south to cover the story of the hijacking in Johannesburg of a South African airliner. The Australian author's first novel took a year of research in South Africa. He was born in Australia but left to hitchhike through Europe and Africa, at the age of 18. He did many jobs before he became a journalist in 1956. ISBN: 0060112719. Our Book No: 30656. $20 AUD.
36. Flinders, Matthew; Macarthur-Onslow, Annette (illustrator) (1997). A Biographical Tribute to the Memory of Trim (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 52 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, blue endpapers, single-colour drawings, minimal edgewear. Little children's book about the brave cat who travelled with Matthew Flinders on his sea voyages, including circumnavigation of Australia starting from Sydney. ISBN: 0207196141. Our Book No: 9324. $12 AUD.
37. Flowerdew, Bob (2018). Bob Flowerdew's Complete Book of Fruit in Australia: The Definitive Sourcebook for Growing, Harvesting and Cooking (Revised ed). Sydney, Cammeray: Simon & Schuster. 256 pp. Revised edition. Paperback quarto, very good condition, many colour text-photos, flyleaf & few top corner tips pages little creased, spine ends little scuffed. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book has been written to encourage every gardener to grow their own, even if you have a balcony garden. The author has written about the varieties to grow for particular purposes, their cultivation, weed and pest control, harvesting and storing. The history of the plant is given, together with medicinal, culinary and other uses as well as delicious recipes. Included are suggestions for companion planting, creating an ornamental fruit garden and growing in containers. ISBN: 9781925750256. Our Book No: 30647. $30 AUD.
38. Gaddes, Alex (1990). Red Cedar, Our Heritage: A Personal Account of the Lives and Times of the Men and Women who Worked in the Red Cedar Industry (1st stated ed). Nanango, QLD: Wyndham Observer. 224 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (crease bottom edge, spine ends & corners little rubbed, small stain spine reverse side). Limited edition. This wonderful book presents the recollections of the author and other notable pioneering men and women. An important look at the customs and treatment of the Aborigines of the major rivers of the North Coast of NSW. The author is a third generation cedar cutter: he is the only cedar cutter known to have written his personal memories of the cedar industry. He cut his last cedar in mid-1960 at Fenwicks Creek - a tributary of the Hastings River - in the vicinity of Mount Seaview. ISBN: 0646023225. Our Book No: 40541. $100 AUD.
39. Gask, Arthur (1935). The Hidden Door (Reprint ed). London: Herbert Jenkins Ltd. 312 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing), very good condition, dark orange boards with black border, black title on spine, adverts at rear, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minimal foxing endpapers & title page, spine ends little clipped, top corner covers little bumped, spine little faded, owner's printed name label inside front cover. A crime fiction novel, by an Australian writer, is set in Thralldom Castle. People have been disappearing along the Suffolk coast, and Gilbert Larose is sent to find out what is happening to them. SCARCE. (No date, but 1935, Trove.). Our Book No: 40532. $40 AUD.
40. Gask, Arthur (1949). The Storm Breaks (1st stated ed). London: Herbert Jenkins Limited. 254 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark orange boards, black title spine, pages lightly toned, edges foxed, minimal foxing endpapers & title page, spine ends little creased, top corner covers little bumped, spine little faded, few tiny marks covers, colour loss one tiny patch rear cover & spine, bookshop label inside front cover. This crime fiction novel by an Australian writer is about a girl named Dora who had always believed that her mother’s husband was not her father. Losing both parents, she seeks her fortune in London, makes her way into the social world and marries into a titled family. Then, accidentally, she becomes involved in the death of a criminal who is trying to blackmail her. One-time great detective, Gilbert Larose helps her to elude the law. Move and counter move follow in rapid succession right up to the thrilling and dramatic end to one of the most notable Gask novels. (No date, but 1949, Hubin.). Our Book No: 40544. $25 AUD.
41. Gergely, Tibor (1979). Fire Engine Book [A Numbat Picture Book]. Sydney, Gladesville: Numbat Press / Western Publishing. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, board cover (gilt spine, concealed staples), double-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture book in the style of Little Golden Books, but larger format. Drawings by Tibor Gergely. Scarce edition. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0855586389. Our Book No: 12585. $10 AUD.
42. Gibbs, A. M. (Tony) (1983). The Art and Mind of Shaw: Essays in Criticism [George Bernard Shaw]. London: Macmillan. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), small scuff mark front free flyleaf & pastedown, minimal foxing reverse side jacket, owner's rubber stamp, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). This study presents an exploration of Shaw's dramatic art, which takes into account his masterly use of the theatre in the various 'languages' of the theatre in the creation of meaning. Eighteen of his plays are studied in depth, and some consideration is given, where appropriate, to other dramatic and non-dramatic writings of Shaw. By professor of English literature, Macquarie University. SALE PRICE. (From the library of Barry Humphries - his rubber stamp. Autograph from Tony Gibbs to Barry Humphries.). ISBN: 0333286790. Our Book No: 21924. $12 AUD.
43. Greive, Bradley Trevor (2007). Every Day is Christmas (Australian ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House Australia. 112 pp. Paperback small square, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. From front cover: "Living the holiday spirit throughout the year without damaging your liver or driving everyone crazy." A lot of tips from some very clever animals on how to deal (or not) with the up and downs of life. Written by the author of "The Blue Day Book". Scarce Australian edition. ISBN: 9781741665253. Our Book No: 30640. $15 AUD.
44. Griffith-Dickson, Gwen (2000). Human and Divine: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Religious Experience. London: Duckworth. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny crease bottom corner tip front cover, minor edgewear. Spiritual encounters and the problems raised by evil and suffering are the experiences that affect our religious beliefs most powerfully. This new introduction to the philosophy of religion fills an an important gap by examining these questions squarely in the context of the world's many religions and philosophical traditions, Gives particular attention to Continental European and Eastern philosophy as well as to Anglo-American thinking. Of interest to students and lecturers, as well as to those who wish to reflect more deeply on their own religious or anti-religious beliefs. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0715630539. Our Book No: 21983. $15 AUD.
45. Gruntvig, Svend; Mulley, Jane (translator); Aldridge, Sydney F. (illustrator) (1900). Fairy Tales from Afar: Translated from the Danish Popular Tales. London: Hutchinson & Co. 302 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, navy embossed pictorial boards, gilt lettering cover & spine, frontispiece, black & white illustrations, spine ends slightly rubbed & creased, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners, rear hinge little split (pages firm), owner's written name & date free flyleaf. Fairy tales from Denmark. This collection by Professor Svend Gruntvig can be compared to the best, and may be put side by side with the Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen. The Fairy Tales are from hitherto unknown sources, and the Professor has produced work of the highest value. A wonderful collection of fairy stories for all lovers of fairy lore. (No date, but 1900, written date.). Our Book No: 40554. $80 AUD.
46. Haining, Peter (1993). A Dictionary of Ghosts (Reissue ed). London: Fraser Stewart Book Wholesale Ltd. 271 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings & engravings, light foxing top edge, faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear). A - Z listing of topics and sightings about ghosts and apparitions, for example, actors, animal ghosts, writers, ghost hunters, phantom armies, poltergeists, scientist investigators. SALE PRICE. (Reissue of the original 1982 edition.). ISBN: 1874723265. Our Book No: 21920. $10 AUD.
47. Hilton, Nette; Whatley, Bruce (illustrator) (2007). The Smallest Bilby and the Midnight Star (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Kingswood: Working Title Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, corner tips covers scuffed, rear cover little creased, faint foxing title page & inside covers, minor edgewear. A charming children's picture story about a small bilby in the bilby patch looking up to the sky and searching for his favourite star. He fears that she may go away and never come back, and he decides to give her something to remember him - forever and always. What can it be? ISBN: 9781876288730. Our Book No: 30668. $15 AUD.
48. Historical Society, Dharug & Lower Hawkesbury (1987). The Ferry, the Branch, the Creek: Aspects of Hawkesbury History (1st ed). Wiseman's Ferry, NSW: Dharug & Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society. 85 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear, owner's written name. First edition. Relates the stories of the pioneer families who established themselves along the Hawkesbury River and in the Macdonald and Mangrove Creek valleys within a few years of the first settlement of Sydney. Written by local historians and illustrated with many unusual photos, this book is a guide to a rich but little-known past that will interest residents and the many tourists who visit the area. ISBN: 0909528438. Our Book No: 26598. $15 AUD.
49. Historical Society, Dharug & Lower Hawkesbury (1988). The Ferry, the Branch, the Creek: Aspects of Hawkesbury History (Corrected ed). Wiseman's Ferry, NSW: Dharug & Lower Hawkesbury Historical Society. 85 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, spine little faded, minor edgewear, owner's written name. First edition. Relates the stories of the pioneer families who established themselves along the Hawkesbury River and in the Macdonald and Mangrove Creek valleys within a few years of the first settlement of Sydney. Written by local historians and illustrated with many unusual photos, this book is a guide to a rich but little-known past that will interest residents and the many tourists who visit the area. (Same as first edition, with several corrections noted on the last page.). ISBN: 0909528438. Our Book No: 26598A. $18 AUD.
50. Holthouse, Hector (1967). River of Gold: The Story of the Palmer River Gold Rush (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 217 pp. Hardcover octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, corners covers & base spine little bumped, reverse side jacket lightly toned & foxed (edges little worn, stain top edge rear cover, fore-edge rear cover rubbed, minor edgewear), edgewear bottom edge. First edition. The wild days of the Palmer River gold rush (Cape York, Queensland) were seven years in the 1870s, during which 35,000 diggers sought their fortune. Amazing variety of characters: cannibals, pig-tailed Chinamen, lynch-law hangings, gambling dens, shanty towns, murders, grog-shops, and Italian opera singers. Our Book No: 30663. $35 AUD.
51. Holthouse, Hector (1969). Cannibal Cargoes. Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 233 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, endpaper map, spine faded jacket (base front cover creased, edge tear repaired archival tape, spine ends chipped, reverse side little toned), top edge little foxed, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Cannibal Cargoes is the story of Australia's own 19th-century slave trade: the transport of Kanakas from the Pacific islands to work on Queensland sugar cane fields. The book recounts the amazing adventures of men whose lust for profit made them risk death at the hands of cannibals. When bribery and persuasion failed, the blackbirders would kidnap the islanders’. Subtitle of later edition: The Story of the Australian Blackbirders. Our Book No: 17883. $20 AUD.
52. Holthouse, Hector (1970). Up Rode the Squatter (1st ed). Sydney: Rigby. 206 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), burgundy boards (gilt spine title), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (spine ends creased, spine little faded, faint foxing reverse side), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned. First edition. This powerful story is about the early settlement of western Queensland. The author writes with vivid accuracy, and with all the pathos, humour and savagery surrounding the people (squatters) who struggled to make a living from a harsh and hard-to-tame land. ISBN: 0851790534. Our Book No: 30667. $25 AUD.
53. Holthouse, Hector (1973). Gympie Gold (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 209 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket (lightly toned on reverse side, small edge tears), very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, flap jacket clipped (some edgewear), edges little marked, bottom edge boards worn, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The dramatic story of the gold rushes at Gympie and Mary River, Queensland, starting with James Nash discovering gold in 1867. The lure of a fortune made from gold produced many dramas - the sensational escort murder, hold-ups by bushrangers, battles between Chinese and European prospectors - all against the hardships of life in a frontier town. ISBN: 0207125775. Our Book No: 17298. $25 AUD.
54. Horne, Donald (1997). The Avenue of the Fair Go: A Group Tour of Australian Political Thought (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 278 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, few tiny creases on spine (printing error), light shelf marks fore-edge & bottom edge This book is both a comedy of ideas and a comedy of manners. The author has produced the widest and most accessible range of political ideas ever brought together in a book about Australia. ISBN: 0732258677. Our Book No: 30654. $18 AUD.
55. Information Bureau, Sydney Harbour (1938). Sydney Harbour 150th Anniversary Souvenir: An illustrated Survey of Points of Scenic and Historic Interest Observed during the Tourist Harbour Trips, arranged by Sydney Ferries Limited (Revised ed). Sydney, Circular Quay: Sydney Harbour Information Bureau / Printed by Winn & Co. 54 pp. Paperback tall trade, good condition, flexible covers, concealed staples, new black cloth spine, colour frontispiece, black & white text-photos, loosely inserted folded map, staples lightly rusted, cover little marked & faded, few light stains covers, light water marks fore-edges few pages (red stain fore-edge first three pages, fore-edges little wavy, no loss of text), crease front cover, corners rear cover little creased, some edgewear. Souvenir booklet and harbour guide from Sydney Ferries. This small booklet was published to celebrate Australia's 150th Anniversary (which happened in Sydney Harbour). There are plenty of photos and information to interest all wanting to know about places of historical interest centred around the Harbour. (No date, but about 1938.). Our Book No: 40529. $50 AUD.
56. Jacobsen, Kris (2009). A Land of Promise: An Account of Jacob Isaacs, Jewish Convict and Benjamin Isaacs, Christian Printer and Publisher (1st ed). Canberra, Kambah: Kris Jacobsen. 188 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, few colour plates, letters (text-illustrations), tables, corner tips few pages little creased, minimal edgewear. The story of a young Jew, Jacob Isaacs, and his son Benjamin, who were living in the oppressive social and economic conditions in the east London district of Whitechapel. Jacob had been trained as a hatter but, driven to crime by his pervasive poverty and an eye for a quick gain, he turned to criminal activities which resulted in his transportation, on two separate occasions, to the penal colony of New South Wales. Benjamin became involved in a charitable London institution which installed Christian beliefs, and provided n education and an apprenticeship in the printing trade. He migrated free to New South Wales where he was responsible for establishing the first newspaper at Parramatta and Bathurst. In a career spanning a lifetime dedicated to the printed word, he also became involved in the early newspaper press of Sydney, Windsor, Goulburn and New Zealand. This book investigates their lives from adverse circumstances of Whitechapel to the opportunities found in a new land half a world away. ISBN: 9780646508658. Our Book No: 30649. $60 AUD.
57. Jandt, Fred E. (1998). Intercultural Communication: An Introduction (2nd ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. 489 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, text-photos, boxes, tables, top corners covers & some pages creased, spine creased (printing error), top spine bumped, some edgewear. Second edition. This is a comprenhensive, organized text designed to help students build effective communication skills. This new edition has classic coverage of intercultural communication while updating and expanding its coverage of gender and culture. New to this edition is a representation of perspectives from a variety of cultures, new examples, and updated references. This edition includes numerous website sources. ISBN: 0761914323. Our Book No: 30652. $30 AUD.
58. Janjigian, Vahan; Forbes, Steve (foreword) (2008). Even Buffett Isn't Perfect: What You Can - and Can't - Learn from the World's Greatest Investor (1st ed). New York: Penguin Group. 237 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black cloth spine, tables, key takeaways, minor edgewear jacket, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned. This book removes the many myths about Warren Buffett and his solid-as-a-rock investment style. In this book, the author has pointed out ways to learn from the master's best moves while avoiding strategies that don't apply to small investors. ISBN: 9781591841968. Our Book No: 30646. $20 AUD.
59. Jay, Charlotte (1958). The Man who Walked Away (1st ed) [The Crime Club]. London: Collins. 192 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), jacket chipped (slight loss top corner, reverse side lightly toned & foxed), light foxing edges, light toning pages, cover corners little bumped, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This crime fiction novel is a fascinating tale of fear and retribution. Set in London, the main characters are a woman named Helen Graham and her son. Written by Australian mystery writer and novelist Geraldine Halls who sometimes wrote under the pseudonym Charlotte Jay, which was her maiden name. Our Book No: 40530. $35 AUD.
60. Jobson, Frederick J. (1862). Australia: With Notes by the Way on Egypt, Ceylon, Bombay, and the Holy Land (3rd ed). London: Hamilton, Adams & Co. 281 pp. Hardback small (18.7 x 13.0 cm), very good condition, rebound in brown vinyl cloth, new endpapers, colour engraving frontispiece, adverts, pages & endpapers lightly toned, minimal faint foxing, minor edgewear. Third edition. The diaries of husband (Wesleyan minister) and his wife, describing travels in Australia (Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania) during the 1850s and 1860s. Plus a description of travel to Asia and the Middle East when sailing to and from Australia. At rear: adverts for his other books (6p). SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 21798. $15 AUD.
61. Keene, Carolyn (1997). The Phantom of Pine Hill (New, reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 176 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings including frontispiece, pages faintly toned, minimal foxing few pages. Crime fiction for young adults. This mystery involves Nancy and her friends arriving for the Emerson University June week celebrations to find that there has been a mix up in their motel bookings, which gives them an exciting mystery to solve. They meet Uncle John Rorick, a descendant of the early settlers of the town of Emerson. He tells them about some missing wedding gifts, and the girls set out to solve the mystery as well as enjoy University’s June week boat races, river pageant, and fraternity dances. (No 42 in this series.). ISBN: 0448095424. Our Book No: 30658. $15 AUD.
62. Keene, Carolyn (2005). The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes (New, reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 177 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings including frontispiece, pages faintly toned. Crime fiction for young adults. Nancy Drew is warned not to go to Scotland, but this does not stop her. Nancy goes to Scotland with her father and two best friends George and Bess, to visit her great-grandmother at a large estate in the Scottish Highlands, and to solve the mystery of a missing family heirloom. (No 41 in this series.). ISBN: 0448095416. Our Book No: 30657. $15 AUD.
63. Kreinik, Jacqueline Friedman (2003). Metallic Thread Embroidery: A Practical Guide to Stitching Creatively with Metallic Threads (1st p/b ed). Devon: David & Charles. 128 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos and sketches, colour photos, minor edgewear. Create shimmering embroidery and breathtaking projects with the magic of metallic threads. This book includes a comprehensive stitch library. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0715314378. Our Book No: 21631A. $12 AUD.
64. Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth; Parkes, C. Murray (foreword) (1981). On Death and Dying (Reprint ed). London: Tavistock / Routledge. 260 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, some edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Dr Kubler-Ross, M.D., tells the stories of her patients who shared their agonies, expectations and frustrations during the final stages of their lives. ISBN: 0422754900. Our Book No: 1106A. $10 AUD.
65. Kuppord, Skelton (1903). A Fortune from the Sky (1st ed). London: Thomas Nelson & Sons. 230 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark plum boards (blue cover & spine), gilt title spine, small embossed circle rear cover, two black & white illustrations (includes frontispiece with tissue guard), decorative endpapers, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, light foxing (tissue guard, edges, endpapers, title page, few small spots on pages), spine ends little creased, corners covers bumped, spine & rear board little marked, boards little faded, front & rear hinge slightly split (pages firm), owner's name label inside front cover, non-author written dedication flyleaf. This unusual British science fiction and historical crime fiction novel is set in London in 1903. The story is about a Russo-French coalition and their invention of a death machine (ray gun) that threatens Britain. A young man named Fred is the main character. (Pseudonym of John Adams. Listed in both Bleiler and Hubin.). Our Book No: 40537. $40 AUD.
66. Kurti, Alfred (1971). Persian Folktales (New ed) [World Folktales Series]. London: G. Bell & Sons. 216 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), decorative boards, minor edgewear jacket (faded, title slightly faded, slight crease top edge front flap, light toning reverse side), light foxing top edge, pages little toned, bottom corner front cover bumped, owner's name label front endpaper. The short stories in this book are elegantly told, entrancing and often mysterious. They all have a very distinct character of their own. In Persia, folktales have long been recognised as a literary form in their own right. Translated from the German by Alfred Kurti. ISBN: 0713517271. Our Book No: 40549. $25 AUD.
67. Liddicoat Jr., Richard T. (1993). Handbook of Gem Identification (12th, reprint ed). Santa Monica, CA: Gemological Institute of America. 364 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), grey boards (silver title cover & spine), black & white & colour text-photos, tables, cover corners & bottom edge little bumped, bottom edge jacket creased (minor edgewear, tiny hole, corner tips scuffed, small loss top spine & bottom corner rear cover, few marks rear cover, fore-edges little rubbed). This book has become the standard reference in this fascinating field, and will be useful for retail jewellers, gemologists, and collectors. Written by one of the world’s best-known gemologists. Examines in detail the problems of identifying and separating natural gemstones and their substitutes, including the latest and most sophisticated synthetics and imitations. The book features detailed descriptions of gemstone properties, including complete tables on colour, cleavage, pleochroism, refractive indices, dispersion, birefringence, specific gravity, and hardness. The identification of gemstones is grouped according to colour. Tests and procedures are outlined alphabetically, and a comprehensive glossary is included. ISBN: 0873110218. Our Book No: 40545. $60 AUD.
68. Lynch, Lawrence L. ; Van Deventer, Emma Murdock (true name) (1897). The Last Stroke: A Detective Story. London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited. 319 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark brown boards with pictorial colour design, embossed cover & spine, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minimal foxing endpapers, spine ends little creased, corners covers little bumped, few light stains cover, boards little faded, rear & inner hinge little split (pages firm), owner's printed name label inside front cover, non-author written dedication front free flyleaf. An historical crime fiction set in Britain. The plot involves a beautiful tigress of a woman, said to be Mrs Jamieson, who wanted riches. The real claimant to the name had died in a remote place, and there were no colleagues to look after her interests, or those of her young children. Harry Levey's sister, beautiful, and an adventuress, from choice, had beguiled Gaston Latham. Heirs in America had been discovered, and the plotting and scheming to remove them from their path leads to a shameful end. The author used a male pseudonym between 1870 and 1912. Emma Murdock Van Deventer was an American writer who believed that her work would be accepted with a male name rather than a female name (as was common then). Lawrence Lynch was possibly the name of her husband. (No date, but about 1897. Cover design: Lady in apricot dress & hat holding gun pointing at man in brown suit.). Our Book No: 40540. $65 AUD.
69. Mann, Scott (1996). The Heart of a Heartless World: Religion as Ideology (1st ed). Sydney: Brandl & Schlesinger. 400 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Australian (Sydney) academic reveals how both Marxist social theory and Freud (psychoanalysis) can provide deep insights into the nature of religious beliefs, from stone age times through to the modern world. ISBN: 1876040068. Our Book No: 12604. $18 AUD.
70. Matthews, Tony (2001). Black Guards and Scoundrels of Colonial Queensland: True Stories of Crime, Passion and Punishment (1st ed). Rockhampton: Central Queensland University Press (CQUP). 238 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, top corner tips rear cover & first two pages little creased, few light creases front cover, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book is about the early rough and tough days in Colonial Queensland. The author writes about daring gold robberies, whipping and unholy prisons, murderers, hangmen, long-forgotten mysteries, lost gold, and brutal masters and mistresses. ISBN: 1876780002. Our Book No: 30670. $50 AUD.
71. McLean, George (2001). Loss and Grief: Our Stories: A Collection of Stories on Loss and Grief. Sydney: Rose Education Pty Ltd. 150 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, minimal foxing, minor edgewear. An Australian collection of comforting stories about bereavement, compiled and edited by George McLean. In 1987, he had the sad experience of seeing his wife slowly die from cancer. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0957891601. Our Book No: 21829. $10 AUD.
72. McNeil, H. K. (1946). Linocuts and Brief History of Brisbane (1st ed). Brisbane: H. K. McNeil / Printed by the Co-operative Press. 22 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), card covers & jacket, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), full-page black & pale olive green linocuts, minor edgewear, jacket edges little rubbed. This handsome pamphlet shows the main points of historical interest in Brisbane. The linocuts bring the buildings and other places of interest to life. There are notes at the rear of the pamphlet explaining what a linocut is, and how they are used as an art form. This is a superb & scarce pamphlet which will be of interest to anyone wanting to learn a little about Brisbane. Our Book No: 40547. $40 AUD.
73. Morris, William; Magnusson, Eirikr (1891). The Story of Howard The Halt. The Story of The Banded Men. The Story of Hen Thorir (1st ed). London: Bernard Quaritch. 227 pp. Hardback small octavo, good condition, dark green embossed pictorial boards, gilt lettering & border front cover & spine lettering, leather-like spine, map, spine ends slightly worn, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, corners covers slightly rubbed, covers little rubbed, bottom edge on covers little rubbed, slight loss top of spine, EX-LIBRARY with usual library markings, gilt top edge slightly faded, fore-edge & bottom edge untrimmed, some edgewear including corners, minor pencil annotation. Three iconic Icelandic sagas. In the preface, some of the early history of the Icelandic people is recoded. Howard the Halt is a favourite of the Icelandic people. The story of the Banded men is the last of the independent sagas (not part of a longer saga). The story of Hen Thorir is an old saga, belonging to the earliest group of the domestic tales of ancient Iceland. Translated from Icelandic by Morris and Magnusson. Our Book No: 40557. $80 AUD.
74. Murrant, Margaret; Scott, Rod (illustrator) (1995). Unique Australian Animals (New ed). Sydney: Lansdowne. 30 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos or drawings, creasing along spine, few creases covers (corner tips little scuffed), small dark green ink stain top edge front cover & first two pages, minor edgewear. This beautiful book has some of Australia's very special animals with their story and illustration on the opposite page. The large colour illustrations will appeal to any age. Birds such as Rainbow Lorikeet, Lyrebird, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Kookaburra and Emu are included along with the Possums, Echidna, Platypus, Kangaroos, Koalas and the Dunnart. First published in 1983 as Furred and Feathered Friends. ISBN: 1863024700. Our Book No: 30661. $25 AUD.
75. Nister, Ernest (1897). Peeps into Petland: A Volume of Stories and Pictures of our Pets (1st ed). London / New York / Bavaria (printer): E. P. Dutton & Co / Ernest Nister. Unnum pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, good condition, black & white drawings & photos, light foxing & toning edges, pages lightly toned, corners bumped, boards slightly marked, few age marks some pages, cloth spine slightly rubbed, scuffs along board edges, archival tape repairs hinges, non-author written & dated dedication front free flyleaf This scarce special collectible children's story is about pets, and will delight children of all ages. The charming drawings and photos help to tell the stories and will keep pet lovers amused for ages. Our Book No: 40528. $80 AUD.
76. Nottle, Trevor (1988). Cottage Garden Flowers. Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 104 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, black & white drawings, minor foxing top edge, minimal foxing top edge reverse side jacket (spine little faded), minor edgewear. The charm of the gardens of yesteryear. Advises where to hunt out historical Australian plant survivors from the last century, and how to go about identifying them, and adds notes to most chapters on where to find stocks of cottage plants. A fascinating historical note on the arrival of pelargoniums and the first primrose in Australia. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0864172176. Our Book No: 21828. $12 AUD.
77. Pacepa, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihal; Rychlak, Prof. Ronald J. (collaborator) (2013). Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism. Washington, DC: WND Books. 428 pp. Hardcover thick octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. Autobiography of a senior Romanian spy who defected to the United States. From his inside knowledge of the Soviet espionage system, reveals the widely misunderstood but very influential realm of the Russian-born "science" of disinformation. The author and his co-author, historian and law professor Ronald Rychlak, investigate some of the most consequential yet largely unknown Russian disinformation campaigns of all time. ISBN: 9781936488605. Our Book No: 30659. $40 AUD.
78. Prince, Morton; Hale Jr., Nathan G. (editor) (1975). Psychotherapy and Multiple Personality: Selected Essays. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 328 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), some foxing edges, minor edgewear & edge tears jacket, protected by removable archival plastic sleeve. Selected key essays by the debonair Boston neurologist who established the modern American tradition of psychopathology and psychotherapy, including his intensive study of multiple personality (now called dissociation, dissociative identity disorder). Introduction & edited by Nathan Hale. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0674722256. Our Book No: 12616. $25 AUD.
79. Rackemann, Neville (1985). Neville Rackemann's Historical Note Book: Bundaberg (1st ed). Bundaberg: Best Books. 107 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, five adverts & single photo, light foxing endpapers & flyleaf, edges lightly foxed, tiny piece missing fore-edge front cover. The introduction states this book is not a chronological history of Bundaberg. It is a selection of the his 'historical notes', now in the fifth year of publication by the Bundaberg News-Mail. Topics include: Explorers, sheepmen, cattlemen, the murder of Blaxland, Bundaberg's founders John and Gavin Steuart, sugar and commerce. Where else but in Bundaberg would you find a man refusing to leave his flooded home until he fed the chooks? . ISBN: 0958944407. Our Book No: 30664. $50 AUD.
80. Rane, Halim (2010). Islam and Contemporary Civilisation: Evolving Ideas, Transforming Relations (1st ed) [Islamic Studies Series]. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 266 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This Australian book examines the most complex debates and dilemmas within Islam and with its relations with Western civilisation. The author gives a concise but comprehensive introduction to the Islamic religion and modern developments in Muslim thought, and discusses questions of Islamic law, human rights, democracy, jihad, and the Israel-Palestine conflict in the context of Islam-West relations. He suggests a way forward that has far-reaching implications for advancing mutual understanding between the Muslim world and the West ISBN: 9780522857283. Our Book No: 30645. $40 AUD.
81. Rane, Halim (editor); Ewart, Jacqui (editor); Abdalla, Mohamad (editor) (2010). Islam and the Australian News Media (1st ed) [Islamic Studies Series]. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 259 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This book looks at the Australian news media treatment of Islam and Muslims. This collection brings together the research and insights of academics, editors and journalists on the representation of Islam and its impact on social relations. Also explores how Muslim communities in Australia are responding to their image in the Australian news media. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in the relationship between media and society. ISBN: 9780522856408. Our Book No: 30644. $40 AUD.
82. Rees, Leslie; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1985). Shy the Platypus (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, illustrated pastedowns, minor edgewear, copy 2. A beautiful children's picture story about a platypus and his family. The illustrations will appeal to any age, and the text can be read to younger children, or alone by older children. ISBN: 0207135355. Our Book No: 3839. $12 AUD.
83. Reid, Wynwode (1975). The Fabulous Fish Diet (Reprint ed). Sydney, Waverton: Domino Publications. 36 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & creasing. This little pamphlet of over 40 mouth-watering fish recipes has been issued on behalf of the New South Wales Fish Industry. Originally published, 1972. Originally distributed free, but we purchased this out-of-print secondhand copy. Our Book No: 17885. $15 AUD.
84. Robinson, Roland (1970). Altjeringa and Other Aboriginal Poems. Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 80 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear, owner's written name. The author records the songs, chants and narrative poems of his Aboriginal friends and has translated them from Aranda (a Central Australian tongue, meaning 'creation time') into English verse. The second part of the book is devoted to Roland Robinson's own poems. ISBN: 0589070789. Our Book No: 29977. $20 AUD.
85. Robson, L. L. (1994). The Convict Settlers of Australia (2nd ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 229 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos (drawings), appendices, minor edgewear, small sticker front free flyleaf. Second edition. A systematic study based on a statistical sample of male and female convicts transported to Australia between 1787 and 1852. Includes the origins and crimes of the convicts, age, religion, occupation and socioeconomic background. This provides basic knowledge of the people and the period, in both Britain and its antipodean prisons. By lecturer in history, University of Melbourne. ISBN: 0522845851. Our Book No: 17725. $30 AUD.
86. Rona, Zoltan (2000). Osteoarthritis: Treat and Reverse Pain Naturally (1st ed) [Alive Natural Health Guides]. Burnaby, BC: Alive Books. 60 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, corner tips front cover little scuffed. This book offers self-help tips, healing foods and herbs, healthy recipes, and lifestyles and alternative treatments, to help control the pain of osteoarthritis. The many photos help to show the importance of a healthy lifestyle in maintaining and managing osteoarthritis. ISBN: 1553120132. Our Book No: 30641. $18 AUD.
87. Rorabacher, Louise E (editor) (1968). Aliens in Their Land: The Aborigine in the Australian Short Story (1st ed). Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire. 242 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge faintly foxed, minimal foxing reverse side jacket, minor edgewear. An anthology of Australian short stories, each having an Aboriginal theme. Collected by an American professor of English to wished to compare the experiences the indigenous inhabitants with their American counterparts. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 21848. $10 AUD.
88. Shuker, Karl P. N. (2005). From Flying Toads to Snakes with Wings (New ed). London: Bounty Books. 222 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, top edge little foxed, minor edgewear. A selection of his “crypto-zoological” articles (mystery animals, mythical animals) that have appeared in "Fate Magazine" over the years. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0753713055. Our Book No: 22004. $10 AUD.
89. Smith, Elizabeth; Smith, Robert (photographer); Flannery, Tim (foreword) (1999). Black Opal Fossils of Lighting Ridge: Treasures from the Rainbow Billabong (1st ed). Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 112 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour photos (including frontispiece), minor edgewear jacket, board edges little rubbed, label front free flyleaf (review copy). This book is about Black Opal fossils which are only found at Lighting Ridge in Northern New South Wales. This book is the first in-depth account of these black opals. Explains the intricate geological processes that produced the fossils, and describes the ancient landscape when the opal dirt was laid down, when Australia was part of the giant supercontinent of Gondwana and located within the Antarctic Circle. Full-colour photos of hundreds of relics, some of them of major scientific value, and numerous beautiful black & white photos of specimens and fossil fauna. There is an evolutionary sequence chart, a map of major fossil sites on the black opal fields, and a comprehensive glossary of scientific and local terms. SCARCE. ISBN: 086417909X. Our Book No: 40546. $120 AUD.
90. Stringer, Trica (2020). Between the Vines (3rd Australian p/b ed). Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 401 + 10 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, light creasing few pages, corner tip front cover little scuffed, laminate slightly lifting along fore-edges, minor edgewear. This rural romance is set in the beautiful Coonawarra vineyards, South Australia. Taylor Rourke wants to change her impulsive ways, and it takes her sometime to discover that she has found what she has been looking for and is ready to settle for a future in the vineyards with a cute man called Pete. ISBN: 9781867202530. Our Book No: 30648. $20 AUD.
91. Tegner, Esaias; Hamel, Leopold (translator) (1874). Frithiof's Saga: Translated from the Swedish, with Notes, Index, and a Short Abstract of the Northern Mythology (1st ed). London: Trubner & Co. 279 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark green embossed pictorial boards, gilt lettering front cover & spine, gilt border front cover, spine ends slightly worn, light foxing & rubbing edges, pages lightly toned, front hinge partly split (pages firm), covers little rubbed, flyleaves toned, some edgewear cover corners, errata slip tipped in, owner's name label inside front cover. Tegner's remarkable poem has been translated into almost every European language. The translator has produced an epic which is in the hearts of the Northern nations. He has written copious notes, although simple, and a brief abstract of the Northern Mythology, taken principally from the two Eddas. He hopes to succeed in introducing, to those unacquainted with the Northern lore, the hero-gods of the ancient Vikings. The glossary, at the end of the book, is worthy and useful. The abstract (p233), the preface to Canto XXIV (p208), may also be helpful to glance over before reading the poem, because some parts, which may seem obscure, will then be clearer to the mind. Our Book No: 40556. $60 AUD.
92. Ticehurst, Norman F (1909). A History of the Birds of Kent. London: Witherby & Co. 568 pp. Hardback (22.7 x 16.5 cm), original black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), good plus condition, top edge gilt, black & white photos (including frontispiece), foldout colour map at rear, page edges untrimmed, flyleaves toned, edges little toned & foxed, corners slightly bumped, bookplate front pastedown. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Most of this book, by a zoologist, is a detailed and referenced one-by-one description of each bird species in Kent, England. The beginning of the book contains a bibliography, a list of subscribers, and an introductory chapter (including topography, geology, vegetation, museums, previous writers). Still highly regarded today. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12589. $80 AUD.
93. Tulloch, Roger; Stapleton, Rory (illustrator) (1997). Bill Bilby and Friends: Australian Nonsense Verse (1st ed). City Not Stated: Axiom. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, full-page colour drawings, slight edgewear (edges little rubbed, minor creases & scratches), cover creased spine edge, boards little rubbed, non-author written dedication free flyleaf. Delightful children's picture story about Australian animals and birds. Told in verse. The author has been writing poetry for years, to amuse his children and grandchildren. This is the first time his poetry has been published and he hopes that everyone who reads his book will love it. The big colourful drawings by Rory Stapleton will appeal to all ages. This is the first children's picture book he has illustrated. ISBN: 0947338861. Our Book No: 30666. $20 AUD.
94. Turnley, Cole (1941). Put It on Paper (1st ed). Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 317 pp. Hardback small thick trade, no jacket, fair condition (intact reading copy), light blue cloth covers, black spine title, foxing internally & edges, pages lightly toned, spine ends& bottom corner front board worn, bottom corners covers bumped, spine little faded, boards little grubby, bottom edge little rubbed, some edgewear, written name & date in pencil front free flyleaf. An Australian novel published by E. W. Cole from Coles Book Arcade, Melbourne. The story follows a woman named Pip who manages to have a few adventures along the way to meeting her match in a man named Denny. There are a lot of very funny scenes in the book. Our Book No: 30643. $18 AUD.
95. Vader, John (2002). Red Gold: The Tree that Built a Nation (New ed). Sydney: New Holland. 240 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, maps, light creases rear cover (top corner creased), minor edgewear. This fascinating book is about the discovery of the first extensive stands of cedar found in the Illawarra region on the South Coast of New South Wales. The cedar-getters then moved north, first up the Hunter River, then the Manning, followed by the Hastings, the Clarence and finally up into the Atherton Tablelands of Queensland. Settlers followed in their footsteps. This book gives a vivid account of how people lived, how they spoke, how a web of settlements spread out from Sydney. The book looks at the craftsmen who loved the wood's workability and beautiful patina, the institutions that used it in their cabinetwork, and the thwarted efforts of foresters to develop plantations of this precious Australian tree. ISBN: 1876334819. Our Book No: 40542. $50 AUD.
96. Vincent, Andrew (2002). Nationalism and Particularity (1st p/b ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 292 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, bookplate (review copy). A work of political theory that examines nationalism in two ways. First, it draws out the ideological connections and associations of nationalism by analysing its relation to a series of key political concepts, theories and practices. Second, it looks at the drift to particularity in political debates by assessing nationalism as a key example of particularity. It is an original contribution to political theory accessible to students in philosophy, politics and law. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0521017092. Our Book No: 21917. $12 AUD.
97. Visser, Helga (2011). The Bush Concert (1st ed). Sydney: Scholastic Australia. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, few creases along spine edge, top corner tip front cover scuffed, minor edgewear. Children's picture book about Australian birds who have a solution to the ongoing drought. The happy ending made everyone glad to have been involved in the concert. The large illustrations and easy-to-read text will delight young and old. ISBN: 9781862919150. Our Book No: 30665. $20 AUD.
98. Visual Education, Australian; Leyden, Peter (editor) (1958). The Australian Children's Pictorial Social Studies (25 parts, slipcase) (1st ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Australian Visual Education / Schools Publishing House. Each issue: 28 to 32 pp. Each issue: Paperback large quarto (310 x 250mm), card cover (stapled, little rusted), very good plus condition, black & white or sepia (brown-coloured) drawings (strip cartoons), fore-edge creased (part 1), otherwise minimal edgewear & marks. In slipcase (good condition, notable edgewear, staples rusted). Very heavy (4.8 Kg), and not available for postage to destinations outside Australia. First edition. Australian history told in strip cartoon format for Australian school children. The topics range from "The first Australians (The story of Aborigines)" (no 1), to "The story of Anzac" (no 25). Among the 25 parts are a Parents Guide and Teachers Revision Manual (in 2 parts). A complete set in excellent condition, particularly in the scarce slipcase. Our Book No: 12452. $400 AUD.
99. Walsh, J. M. (1934). Bandits of the Night (2nd printing ed) [Sundial Mystery Library]. London: John Hamilton. 246 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair only dustjacket), small puncture HOLE jacket spine (penetrates underlying cloth spine), spine faded jacket (flap clipped, some loss spine ends & corners, small piece missing bottom edge rear side, edgewear & small edge tears, archival tape repairs), spine ends chipped (mostly bottom), edges lightly foxed, light toning endpapers & pages, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This mystery and adventure novel, by Australian-born writer, involves a man moving along the London Embankment in the fog, which he enjoyed after several years under a tropical sun. A girl cries in terror and he hears a splash. He went over the parapet to her rescue, and finds himself involved in a mystery he has to solve. SCARCE. Our Book No: 40533. $50 AUD.
100. Walsh, J. M. (1947). Once in Tiger Bay (1st ed). London: Collins. 255 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), small hole jacket spine (related mark cloth spine), edgewear jacket (tiny loss top spine & corner tips covers, faint foxing & toning reverse side, closed tear rear cover), pages faintly foxed & toned, endpapers & premlims & title page lightly foxed, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition (with scarce dustjacket). This is a cleverly contrived crime fiction novel that begins mysteriously and dramatically when Louis Farina slips into the brightly lit cafe of Suey Lim and fires the first shot in a campaign to get control of some of the more sinister activities of Tiger Bay. Set in Cardiff. Written by Australian born author J. M. Walsh, who was born in 1897 at Geelong, Victoria. He died at Somerset, England in 1952. Our Book No: 40531. $60 AUD.
101. Walsh, James Morgan (1976). Vandals of the Void (New ed) [Classics of Science Fiction]. Westport, CT: Hyperion Press. 288 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, covers lightly toned & foxed, pages lightly toned, slight loss front cover fore-edge, tiny hole last page, minimal insect damage inside rear cover & last page, crease bottom corner few pages, spine little faded, minor edgewear, owner's name label inside front cover. This book was first to establish the now-classic theme of an interplanetary civilization, composed of different world governments and strange peoples, living in uneasy equilibrium, trading, intriguing, and occasionally erupting into violent struggles for power. This story has everything that makes this an exciting mystery with a combination of science fiction to give it a sense of wonder. The author was born at Geelong, Australia, in 1897, emigrated to England in 1924 where he quickly established his reputation as a mystery writer. (Originally published, 1931.). ISBN: 088355464X. Our Book No: 30660. $20 AUD.
102. Winton, Tim; Louise, Karen (illustrator) (1997). Blueback: A Fable for all Ages (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 151 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white illustrations, spine ends little rubbed, bottom corner tips covers little rubbed, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. First edition. An Australian novel for young adults with an environmental theme, awarded the 1998 Wilderness Society environment award. ISBN: 0732909120. Our Book No: 40548. $15 AUD.