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1. Aisbett, Bev (2003). Taming the Black Dog: A Guide to Overcoming Depression (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 115 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear. Don't want to get out of bed in the morning? Feeling as though the light is fading at the end of the tunnel? You may be suffering from depression, a condition Winston Churchill referred to as the Black Dog. A simple cartoon guide to managing depression, modelled on Bev Aisbett's successful Living With IT series of cartoon books, which have sold over 200,000 copies. (This is an early HarperCollins printing, not the HarperCollins printing for GlaxoSmithKline, which has a different ISBN, 0732268699.). ISBN: 0732267579. Our Book No: 17989. $15 AUD.

2. Alexandra, Belinda (2010). Tuscan Rose (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 563 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip little creased covers, spine little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The bestselling Australian author Belinda Alexandra has written an historical novel based in Italy. It is the story of a girl named Rosa who was left as an infant with the sisters of Santo Spirito. The story is one of sacrifice and reward, of beauty and horror, and redemption. ISBN: 9780732281328. Our Book No: 30918. $25 AUD.

3. Alston, Margaret; Bowles, Wendy (1998). Research for Social Workers: An Introduction to Methods (1st ed) [Studies in Society]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 310 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, spine minimally creased & bumped, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Margaret Alston and Wendy Bowles provide an accessible introduction to research methods specifically needed in social work and social welfare. It outlines the major stages of research projects step by step, covering both quantitative and qualitative methods. It is an ideal introduction for newcomers to research, and a reference for more experienced social work researchers who would like to improve their skills. ISBN: 1864485175. Our Book No: 22653. $15 AUD.

4. Aroney, Ellie; Feain, Paul (2016). Ion Idriess: An Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography. Sydney: The Cornstalk Bookshop in Association with Sydney Rare Book Auctions. 145 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), colour photos, endpaper map, glossy paper. An illustrated bibliography of all 56 bestselling books by the popular Australian writer Ion Idriess, by Ellie Aroney and Paul Feain (2016). Each book (arranged alphabetically by title) covers 2 to 4 pages, and consists of photos of the dustjacket and cloth covers, plus a list of each edition and reprint, including publisher, month and year published, and print run (where known). There are separate sections on the illustrators and photographers. A unique beautifully illustrated guide. (126 + 19 pages. No 152 of a limited edition of 200 autographed copies.) ISBN: 9780994522801. Our Book No: 16795. $140 AUD.

5. Barnard, Robert (1974). Death of an Old Goat. London: Crime Club by Collins. 190 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), gilt title on spine, red boards, jacket chipped (flap price-clipped, corners worn with minimal loss & small edge tears, faint foxing & toning reverse side), edges lightly foxed, slight toning pages, some edgewear, owner's name free flyleaf. This mystery novel is set in Australia is the first novel by Robert Barnard. Drummondale was not one of Australia's most distinguished seats of learning, but then Professor Belville-Smith was hardly one of England’s most distinguished exports. He came, he saw, he lectured (on Mrs Gaskell and Jane Austen) - and a few hours later he was found violently and mysteriously dead. Who could have committed the crime? Inspector Royle has to find the killer. The book is a very funny send-up of university life 'down under’. The author spent six years at an Australian university, which he says has a passing resemblance to Drummondale through the staff are completely distinct. He enjoyed his stay in Australia, and met his Australian wife there. ISBN: 0002311984. Our Book No: 40857. $90 AUD.

6. Barnes, Jimmy (2020). Killing Time: Short Stories from the Long Road Home (1st ed). Sydney: Harper / HarperCollins. 411 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, corners covers minimally bumped. The popular Australian singer, Jimmy Barnes, discusses what happened in between the down time before gigs or during recording sessions, while travelling in remote places, hanging out with other musicians, or just quietly going about day-to-day life. Little things that took place along the way, on the long road home. ISBN: 9782460759486. Our Book No: 30895. $35 AUD.

7. Beattie, Coral (1993). Our Life at Nullarbor. Ceduna, SA: Self Published: Coral Beattie / Printed by Automatic Print. 68 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white photos (including title page portraits), map, minor edgewear, rubber name stamp. The fascinating autobiography by Cral Beattie and her late husband Elwyn (Scobe), and their family. The self-published booklet looks at the station (rural property) named Nullarbor, and the various jobs that were performed to look after everything. Coral also describes her role at the station and later as Post Mistress at Fowlers Bay Post Office. ISBN: 0646138251. Our Book No: 40848. $25 AUD.

8. Bennett, Rodney; Agopian, Marguerite (illustrator) (1953). The Strange Tale of Humpy Horse (An Old Tale Retold) [Whitcombe's Story Books, no 455]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 112 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet, black & white drawings, staples rusted, some rust staining top spine & upper edges & top corner title page, pages lightly toned, few page corner tips little creased, covers little faded, faint biro line one page, pencil annotation on few drawings including front cover. This is a very funny story from Russia about a very unusual horse. The drawings help to bring the story alive. The book suggests that ages 9 to 11 years would enjoy the story. The story has long been a favourite with Russian children, and now that it is in English Rodney Bennett hopes that Humpy Horse will be loved by other children as well. (No date, but 1953.). Our Book No: 40812. $15 AUD.

9. Bickel, Lennard (1991). Australia's First Lady: The Story of Elizabeth Macarthur (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin / A Susan Haynes Book. 219 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, frontispiece, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket. Leonard Bickel explores the early life of pioneer Elizabeth Macarthur in a pretty Devon vicarage, the hardships she endured aboard the sailing ship Neptune enroute to Sydney. Then her arrival in Australia in 1790, and her role in running Elizabeth Farm and her husband John's other pastoral properties during his time in England in 1801, and again after his involvement in the Rum Rebellion between 1809 and 1817. The centre of her life was her husband and her children, but she became an astute businesswoman. This story of her long and remarkable life is based on a wealth of letters, documents and accounts. He pays tribute to her hard work, fortitude and integrity, and provides the reader with an insight on many aspects of Australian colonial life. ISBN: 0044422318. Our Book No: 30907. $22 AUD.

10. Black, Benjamin; Banville, John (real name) (2011). A Death in Summer (1st ed). New York: Henry Holt. 308 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket, autograph (author's written name title page), remainder black texta spot bottom edge, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. In this crime fiction novel one of Dublin's most powerful men meets a violent end. Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his old friend Quirke, who has unusual access to Dublin's elite. Benjamin Black is the pen name of the Booker Award-winning novelist John Banville. ISBN: 9780805090925. Our Book No: 40834. $50 AUD.

11. Blackie; Rountree, Harry (illustrator) (1934). A Book about Animals. London: Blackie & Son. 148 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, pictorial board cover, beige cloth spine, black & white drawings (some full-page), full-page colour plates including frontispiece, edges foxed, cover corners & rear for-edge rubbed & slightly bumped, spine ends rubbed & little creased, spine title faded, slight loss rear cover near fore-edge, toned spots some pages, some edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This classic Blackie children's book from the 1930s is full of animal stories, and the many drawings and full-colour plates by Harry Rountree bring the stories to life. This book will keep most ages busy for many hours. (No date, but 1934. Unnumbered pages.). Our Book No: 40814. $35 AUD.

12. Bolte Taylor, Jill (2009). My Stroke of Insight [A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey]. London: Hodder / Hachette UK. 184 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. By an American brain scientist, whose own massive stroke at age 37, led to personal enlightenment, bringing a deep personal understanding to something she had long studied - that the two lobes of the brain have very different personalities (the intuitive right brain, and the logical sequential left brain). ISBN: 9780340980507. Our Book No: 17981. $12 AUD.

13. Bowden, Tim (1997). The Silence Calling: Australians in Antarctica 1947 - 97: The ANARE Jubilee History (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 593 pp. Hardback small thick quarto, dustjacket (pasted to book), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), maps, black & white text-photos, colour photos (some full-page), spine ends creased, bottom edges of covers rubbed, small mark bottom edge. Heavy (1. 8Kg), and extra postage will be requested to destinations outside Australia. Tim Bowden, the Australian journalist, relates the fascinating story of the work and life of Australians in Antarctica. It traces the development of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) from the first day the Australian flag was raised on the remote Southern Ocean outpost of Heard Island on Boxing Day 1947 up to the present day. The author was commissioned by the Australian Antarctic Division to write this book, and it is the result of four years work. The story combines courage, endurance, beauty, drama and personal tragedy. ISBN: 1864483113. Our Book No: 30927. $50 AUD.

14. Bowden, Tim; Aspinall, George (photographer) (1984). Changi Photographer: George Aspinall's Record of Captivity (Reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 144 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). George Aspinall took secret photographs in Singapore, including the Changi camp, and on the appalling Thai-Burma railway, at great personal risk. He processed them on the spot using smuggled chemicals. His photographs are here reproduced in full for the first time. The text was written (in the first person) by ABC journalist Tim Bowden, from interviews for an ABC radio series on prisoners-of-war (POWs). (Written dedication reads: To Doug Aspinall, with kindest regards from George Aspinall and Tim Bowden.). ISBN: 0642975590. Our Book No: 17985. $30 AUD.

15. Bradley, Lieut. William (1969). A Voyage to New South Wales: The Journal of Lieutenant William Bradley of HMS Sirius 1786 - 1792 (2 volumes) [The William Dixson Foundation Publication]. Sydney: Ure Smith / Trustees of the Public Library of New South Wales. 495 pp. Two volumes. First volume: Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (plates), minor edgewear. Second volume: Maps in box and slipcase, minor edgewear. Heavy set (1.9 Kg), and extra postage will be requested to destinations outside Australia. William Bradley, as first lieutenant of HMS Sirius, recorded in his journal accounts of explorations and surveys with the First Fleet from England to Botany Bay, and also to the Cape of Good Hope, Batavia and back to England. First edition thus, being a reproduction in facsimile of the original manuscript. Inludes a second volume, being a portfolio of 22 charts and maps (all present). The book includes 30 colour reproductions of Bradley's watercolour views. (No 11 in the series The William Dixson Foundation Publication.). ISBN: B001V8ET9S. Our Book No: 16214. $90 AUD.

16. Bramston, Troy (2016). Paul Keating: The Big Picture Leader (1st ed). Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 770 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, small mark bottom edge, signed copy sticker on front of jacket, autograph (author’s written name title page). Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Troy Bramston provides the definitive biography of Australia’s 24th prime minister, and the first that Keating has cooperated with in more than 20 years. The author draws on around 15 hours of new interviews with Keating, including access to his extensive files. This book tells the story of a political warrior’s rise to power, from the outer suburbs of Sydney through Young Labor and into parliament at just 25 years of age. Plus serving as a minister in the last days of the Whitlam government, his pathbreaking term as treasurer in the 1980s, and his four years as Prime Minister from 1991 to 1996. Plus his interests and passions since. ISBN: 9781925321746. Our Book No: 40860. $60 AUD.

17. Bryan, Harrison; Donaghey, B. (1962). The Shapcott Press: It's Provenance and it's Presentation to the University Of Queensland (1st ed). Brisbane: Shapcott Press. 4 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pamphlet, two black & white vignettes, crease base of spine, top edge little foxed, few foxed spots on pages, minor edgewear. This pamphlet records the official presentation of a Columbian printing press to the University of Queensland, on Monday 30th July 1962. It is used for private press publications (The Shapcott Press). 4 pages, including covers. Our Book No: 40802. $25 AUD.

18. Bunroku, Shishi; Iwata, Toyoo; Riggs, Lynne E. (translator) (2006). School of Freedom [Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies]. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. A humorous novel set in 1950's Tokyo (Japan), during a time when the Japanese were adjusting to the defeat of war, plus the new freedoms arising from the culture of the occupation forces (particularly American), left-wing trade unionism, frank literature, black marketeers, etc. The author, Shishi Bunroku, is a pseudonym (pen-name) for Toyoo Iwata. ISBN: 1929280408. Our Book No: 12746. $20 AUD.

19. Burkitt, Denis (1979). Don't Forget Fibre in Your Diet: To Help Avoid Many of Our Commonest Diseases. Sydney: William Collins. 126 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white & colour drawings, few colour photos, frontispiece, small mark top edge near spine, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. Dr Denis Burkitt clearly explains the scientific evidence for the value of fibre in your diet. He includes fascinating examples of how changes in diet have influenced disease. There are practical guidelines to improve your diet as a whole. ISBN: 0004900200. Our Book No: 40843. $15 AUD.

20. Cato, Nancy (1950). The Darkened Window (1st ed). Sydney: Lyre Bird Writers / Designed & printed by Edwards & Shaw. 24 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, aboriginal design on one side cover, good condition, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, cover corners little worn, small white mark rear cover, few tiny faded ink lines front cover, cover edges little rubbed, spine edges rubbed (ends chipped, closed tear, slight loss at base), some edgewear. This is Nancy Cato's first work: a poetry book. She was a founding member of Lyre Bird Writers, Sydney. This beautiful book has some very intense poems that look at society, the environment and nature. Our Book No: 30873. $100 AUD.

21. Cato, Nancy (1957). The Dancing Bough (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 40 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, corners front cover slightly bumped, some edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly toned, top corners scuffed, tiny tear top corner, white background rear cover & spine lightly foxed & toned, flap price-clipped), light foxing endpapers & title page, some spotty toning some pages. This collection of poems by Australian novelist Nancy Cato has a focus on the landscape, particularly of the river and vineyard country which the author in her writing has made her own. The poems also show a landscape of the spirit, glimpsed even in those poems that appear to be simple. Our Book No: 30894. $20 AUD.

22. Cato, Nancy (1958). All the Rivers Run (1st ed). London: Heinemann. 289 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), reverse side jacket lightly toned (some edgewear, flap price-clipped, closed tears edge from tape & glue), top corners covers little bumped, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned. Firdt edition. Australian novel about a riverboat captain, now a TV mini-series starring Sigrid Thornton and John Waters. The main character is Delie. This first novel, with its shifting shadows of dark and light, of tragedy and love, will delight the mind with its inner story and satisfies the outer eye with its fresh and delicate colours. Our Book No: 30868. $35 AUD.

23. Cato, Nancy (1962). But Still the Stream: A Novel of the Murray River (1st ed). London: Heinemann. 275 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), reverse side jacket lightly foxed (slight edgewear, tiny hole & scuff spine edge, rubber stamp number rear cover), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, some tape marks free flyleaves, light toned mark flyleaves & title page. First edition. Australian novel by Nancy Cato about a female riverboat captain on the Murray River. The main characteris Delie. This novel is the last in the trilogy which started with All The Rivers Run. Our Book No: 30869. $50 AUD.

24. Cato, Nancy (1965). North-West by South: A Novel (1st ed). London: Heinemann. 282 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), grey boards, reverse side jacket lightly toned & foxed (slight edgewear, tiny spot front cover, flap price-clipped), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, light toned mark flyleaves & first few pages, light foxing endpapers, bottom corners covers little bumped. First edition. Historical Australian novel by Nancy Cato. The novel is a fictional reconstruction of the career of Sir John Franklin (whose name has always been linked to the search for the North-West Passage) as Lieutenant-governor of Van Diemen’s Land, as Tasmania was known in the early 19th century. The amount of historic detail, and the richness of her descriptions, make the country and its early times come to life. Our Book No: 30871. $20 AUD.

25. Cawthorne, Nigel (2005). Sex Lives of the Roman Emperors (1st ed). London: Prion / Multimedia Books. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black cloth boards, colour plates, sepia (brown-tinted) plates, slight edgewear jacket, light foxing edges. This book is a behind-the-scenes look at the extraordinary sexual antics of Roman Emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudsius, Nero, Domitian, Hadrian, Elagabalus and Constantine. The author has researched a long line of promiscuous emperors, and found a lot of strange behaviour. ISBN: 1853755567. Our Book No: 30899. $30 AUD.

26. Claxton, Guy (editor) (1996). Beyond Therapy: The Impact of Eastern Religions on Psychological Theory and Practice [East-West - Grey Series]. London: Wisdom Publications. 352 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, top edge little foxed, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear. Guy Claxton edits a collection of essays that brings together the experiences of 19 modern psychologists, showing the profound impact that eastern religions, particularly Buddhism, are having on psychological theory and practice. ISBN: 0861710436. Our Book No: 17991. $15 AUD.

27. Commission, Australian Heritage (1990). AHC Bibliography Series: Australia's Rock Art (2nd ed) [AHC Bibliography Series]. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. 45 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled, cover corners little scuffed, bottom corner front cover creased, minimal foxing edges, pages lightly toned, tiny tear fore-edge front cover, front cover lightly faded, minor edgewear. A bibliography that aims to help researches, land managers, professional bodies, government instrumentalities and anyone interested in Aboriginal rock art. It has been compiled from HERA, the Australian Heritage Commission's on-line bibliographic database, and relates to rock art sites, their meaning, preservation and management. ISBN: 0644123451. Our Book No: 30887. $30 AUD.

28. Connor, Bill; Drury, Susan (collaborator) (1980). Toward Self-Sufficiency: Country Skills for City Dwellers. Sydney: Australia & New Zealand Book Company (ANZ Book Company). 158 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), single-colour drawings & text-photos, small edge tears jacket (minor fading spine, some foxing, some edgewear), bottom edge little rubbed, bookplate front pastedown. Bill Connor provides a basic guide for people who enjoy living in cities but wish to achieve self-sufficiency, that is, measure of independence from the consumer society. Packed with ideas and information, and fully illustrated with photos and diagrams, this book is a home survival kit for everyone who is interested in the future. ISBN: 0855521015. Our Book No: 22609. $20 AUD.

29. Cornford, Frances Macdonald (F. M.) (1962). Before and after Socrates (Reprint ed). London: Cambridge University Press. 113 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, tan brown cover (red lettering), minor edgewear, sticker base front cover, cover design differs from stock photo. Reprint (pre-ISBN) edition. A classic text, originally published in 1932. F.M. Cornford explains why the life and work of Socrates stand out as marking a turning-point in the history of thought. He shows how Socrates revolutionized the concept of philosophy, converting it from the study of nature to the study of the human soul, the meaning of right and wrong, and the ends for which we ought to live. In effect, the story of the whole creative period of Greek philosophy: the Ionian nature of science before Socrates, Socrates himself, and his chief followers, Plato and his pupil Aristotle. ISBN: 0521091136. Our Book No: 30860. $20 AUD.

30. Costermans, Leon (1989). Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia: Covering Areas of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney: Weldon Publishing. 422 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), colour & black & white photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (slight foxing reverse side), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, light foxed spots few pages at front & rear, minor insect damage & scuffing top & bottom edges covers, few tiny scuffs rear cover. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Leon Costermans has produced a comprehensive book of 900 species of trees and shrubs in southeast Australia. Covers the area stretching from the Flinders and Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia, across Victoria and Southern New South Wales to the NSW South Coast. Every species is illustrated and accompanied by a distribution map. Descriptive information is concise, and carefully researched. There are more than 300 colour plates, and over 160 black and white photos. This book is a valuable reference guide for the naturalist, student, or anyone interested in understanding and appreciating this part of the Australian continent. ISBN: 0947116761. Our Book No: 30934. $80 AUD.

31. Cox, Erle (1947). Out of the Silence (6th ed). Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. 416 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), grey cloth cover, pages toned, jacket edges chipped (reverse side lightly toned, brown panel rear cover next to fore-edge & spine edges little rubbed), sticker mark free flyleaf, spine little slack, some edgewear. Sixth edition. Australian author Erle Cox provides a science fiction novel about two amateur archaeologists in Australia who uncover a hidden high-tech tomb. They also awaken a millennia-old superhuman. A country farmer uncovers remnants of an advanced civilisation that contains a woman, asleep in suspended animation for many thousands of years. Does the beautiful Earani want to save humanity of destroy it? Upon awakening the woman Earani teleports herself into the office of the Australian Prime Minister and reveals her plans to take over the world by using mind control. Is it possible for a man to ignore the requests of the world's most beautiful and intelligent woman? To fight a relentless and appealing logic no matter how bad the circumstances? (Originally published, 1925.). Our Book No: 40841. $80 AUD.

32. Cribbin, John; Imago Australia, Pty Ltd (with) (1984). The Killing Times: The Coniston Massacre 1928. Sydney: Fontana / Collins. 168 pp. Paperback trade, fair condition only (reading copy), black & white text-photos, spine faded & creased & rubbed, cover corner creased, few light creases rear cover, pages toned, top corner front flyleaf clipped, some edgewear. This is a story by John Cribbin of a chilling, almost forgotten, chapter in Australian indigenous history known to some as The Coniston Massacre (In the Northern Territory), but which today the Walbiri people still look back on with fear and remember as The Killing Times. ISBN: 0006365833. Our Book No: 40827. $30 AUD.

33. Critchett, Jan (1990). A Distant Field of Murder: Western District Frontiers, 1834 - 1848 (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 303 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear jacket. Jan Critchett reports the story of frontier south-western Victoria during the 1830s and 1840s. In vivid detail, describes how Aboriginal culture, that of the original possessors of the land, responded to the catastrophe visited upon it by the white settlers. The book reveals the complexity of the settlement process, the choices confronting the newcomers as they struggled to establish themselves. The author has given a detailed examination of one region and explores events of national significance, an immense human drama with consequences which remain with us today. ISBN: 0522843891. Our Book No: 40809. $120 AUD.

34. Cue, Kerry (2007). Forgotten Wisdom: A Search for the Lost Art of Happiness. Melbourne: Brolga Publishing. 351 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Kerry Cue talks about her life and how, she transformed it by using the language of emotion. She is an Australian science graduate who became a columnist and bestselling author and speaks on self-help and the role of humour. ISBN: 9781921221415. Our Book No: 22685. $20 AUD.

35. Dalton, Trent (2019). Boy Swallows Universe (1st this ed). Sydney: Harper / HarperCollins. 474 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written dedication). This is an Australian crime fiction novel of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships, based partly on a true story, by bestselling author Trent Dalton. Brisbane, 1985: A lost father, a mute brother, a junkie mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious criminal for a babysitter. Eli Bell's life is very complicated. (A signed limited gift edition of 8,500 copies. ). ISBN: 9781460758366. Our Book No: 40835. $60 AUD.

36. Davis, Judy (2003). Fear: The Politics of Submission in Australian History [Fourth Annual Manning Clark Lecture]. Canberra: Manning Clark House. 16 pp. Paperback large quarto, fair condition (reading copy), stapled card cover, bottom corners creased covers & some pages. The Fourth Annual Manning Clark Lecture by Judy Davis, the acclaimed Australian actress. In the aftermath of the 2001 terrorist attacks, she provides a passionate defence of multicultural Australia, and deplores the current American-lead War on Terror, and compares it to attacks on foreigners in early colonial Australia. Our Book No: 9999. $10 AUD.

37. Dick, Matthew (1980). Native Plants of Inner Western Sydney (Reprint ed). Sydney, Leichhardt: Leichhardt Association. 54 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, green pictorial card cover (spiral binding), typewritten text, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Matthew Dick has written this booklet on behalf of the Leichhardt Association (a local heritage group), with the aim of encouraging residents to reintroduce native plants to the area. At the rear, contains a table of trees and plants suitable for the inner west and south west suburbs of Sydney. ISBN: 0724045201. Our Book No: 12924. $30 AUD.

38. Disney, Walt ; Lesser, Milton (1973). Walt Disney's Strange Animals of Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney: Golden Press. 92 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, colour photos, illustrated endpapers, slight loss top spine (base scuffed), tiny dent rear cover, corner tips boards slightly rubbed, edges lightly foxed, minor toning endpapers, little edgewear & scuffing. This children's book relates some Australian history, and also the story of our wonderful and unique animals and how they have learnt to live alongside humans and cope with our harsh conditions. A good book for anyone who would like to learn a little about these fascinating animals. ISBN: 0855582634. Our Book No: 30906. $15 AUD.

39. Dore, L. M. (1945). The Magic Flute [An Uncle Lee Book]. [Sydney, Glebe]: L. M. Dore. 12 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, stapled, full-page colour drawings, top corners creased, bottom corner tip front cover missing, staples rusted, spine loose (but repaired transparent archival tape), tape mark at join last page & rear cover, minor edgewear. A charming children's story about a funny old man named Tammy O'Shay who played a golden flute. A very poor boy named Tommy Dunn wanted to find out where the music came from. The large colourful drawings and easy-to-read poems will appeal to any age (or adults who remember these books from childhood days). (Self-published. No date, but 1940s. Unnumbered pages including covers.). Our Book No: 40816. $40 AUD.

40. Dore, L. M. (1945). Little Miss Muffet Tales [An Uncle Lee Book]. Sydney, Glebe: L. M. Dore / Printed by Simmons Ltd. 12 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, stapled, very good condition, stapled (slightly rusted), full-page colour drawings, bottom corner tip missing front cover & first page, few tiny scuffs spine & covers, small tear bottom edge rear cover, minor edgewear. A charming booklet of old style rhymes popular in the 1940s and 50s with a Miss Muffet drawing on the front and rear covers. Examples: Jack and Jill went Up the Hill, Mary Mary Quite Contrary. The large bright colourful drawings will appeal to any age. (Self-published. No date, but 1940s. Unnumbered pages, including covers.). Our Book No: 40817. $40 AUD.

41. Dore, L. M. (1945). Long Ago Rhymes [An Uncle Lee Book]. Sydney, Glebe: L. M. Dore / Printed by Simmons Ltd. 12 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, stapled, six full-page colour drawings (includes covers), black & white drawings, staples slightly rusted, edges chipped bottom front cover, covers loose & reattached using tape across inner page joins, some nonarchival as now stained, small tear fore-edge front cover repaired, small top section little faded covers, [old tape marks across cover join, old tape marks across two inner pages], some edgewear, minor annotation (biro name front cover). A charming booklet of old style poems with themes that were popular in the 1940s and 1950s. Examples: Where are you going to, my pretty maid?, See-saw, Marjorie Daw!, Pussy cat Mole jumped over a coal. The large bright colourful drawings will appeal to any age. (Self-published. No date, but 1940s. Unnumbered pages, including covers. 1 of 2 available copies.). Our Book No: 40818. $30 AUD.

42. Dore, L. M. (1945). Funtime Rhymes [An Uncle Lee Book]. Sydney, Glebe: L. M. Dore / Printed by Simmons Ltd. 12 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, stapled (slightly rusted), full-page colour drawings (includes covers), vertical crease top to bottom most pages, spine rubbed with few tears, closed tear top edge last page repaired, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication in biro first page. A charming booklet of old style poems with themes that were popular in the 1940s and 50s. Examples: Old Mother Hubbars went to the Cupboard, There was an Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe. The large bright colourful drawings will appeal to any age. (Self-published. No date, but 1940s. Unnumbered pages, including covers.). Our Book No: 40819. $30 AUD.

43. Dore, L. M. (1945). Let's Count [An Uncle Lee Book]. Sydney, Glebe: L. M. Dore / Printed by Simmons Ltd. 12 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, stapled, six full-page colour drawings (includes covers), black & white drawings, staples rusted, some minor creasing, base spine loose (archival repair), tiny tear at staple, few toned spots some pages, faint foxing & toning covers, some edgewear. A charming booklet of old style poems with a counting theme. For example: One, two, buckle my shoe (goes up to 20). There were two wrens in a tree .. another came and there were three. The large drawings will appeal to any age. (Self-published. No date, but 1940s. Unnumbered pages, including covers.) Our Book No: 40820. $30 AUD.

44. Dore, L. M. (1945). Dilly: The Runaway Doll [An Uncle Lee Book]. Sydney, Gladesville: L. M. Dore. 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled (slightly rusted), full-page black & white & colour drawings, covers loose (but archival tape repair across hinge first & last page), faint tide marks bottom edge pages near spine, bottom corner tip front cover near spine missing, minor creasing & marks covers, minor edgewear. A charming children's story about a doll named Dilly who felt her owner did not love her. Dilly ran away, and along the way she met several animals. A kangaroo tried to help by giving her a ride in her pouch. Dilly then rode on Mr Platypus's back until she arrived near her home where her owner found her. Dilly now has a new dress and goes out every sunny day, and is now a very happy doll. (This book in the series is not a rhyme book. Self-published. No date, but 1940s. Unnumbered pages, including covers.). Our Book No: 40821. $30 AUD.

45. Dore, L. M. (1945). Tiny Rhymes No. 1 [An Uncle Lee Book]. Sydney, Glebe: L. M. Dore / Printed by Simmons Ltd. 12 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, fair condition only (reading copy), stapled (rusted), full-page colour drawings, covers loose (repaired by tape, some archival), heavy tape stains along spine & join of first & last page spreads, covers toned (front cover scuffed, rear cover creased top corner), slight loss bottom corner tip base spine, rear cover trimmed bottom edge during manufacture (partly affects last line of final rhyme), notable edgewear. A charming booklet of old style poems with themes that were popular in the 1940s and 50s. Examples: Hickory dickory dock, Rock-a-bye baby in the tree top, Simple Simon met a pieman. The large bright colourful drawings will appeal to any age. (Self-published. No date, but 1940s. Unnumbered pages, including covers.) Our Book No: 40823. $20 AUD.

46. Dore, L. M. (1945). Timothy Trot [An Uncle Lee Book]. Sydney, Glebe: L. M. Dore. 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, fair condition only (reading copy), stapled (rusted), full-page black & white & colour drawings, tide marks top edge covers & spine (former water contact, now dry, mostly rear cover, not affecting illustrations), some loss top spine, small marks covers & some pages, covers little faded, minor edgewear corner tips. A charming children's story about a boy named Timothy Trot and his adventures in his shiny new shoes. The wise old owl in the tree tells Timothy to head home because it is late. The shiny new shoes survive the rain on the way home, and Timothy falls asleep dreaming about his next adventure in his shoes. (Story told a rhymes, thus differs from other books in the series, which are based on traditional rhymes. Self-published. No date, but 1940s. Unnumbered pages, including covers.). Our Book No: 40824. $25 AUD.

47. Dore, L. M. (1945). Rhymetime Junior [An Uncle Lee Book]. Sydney: L. M. Dore. 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled (rusted), colour drawings, black & white drawings (borders), spine ends little torn, light foxing & toning covers, minor edgewear corner tips, non-author written & dated dedication inside front cover A charming children's book of stories and rhymes. On one page there is a colour illustration with a small rhyme, and the opposite page has a story explaining the rhyme with some more rhyming words in it. There is a border with the same black & white drawings around each page. The five stories are: Johhny Dumblecluck, Ching a Ling, Father Brown, Misty Morn, Jonathan Bell. (Self-published. No date, but 1940s. Unnumbered pages, including covers. The dedication reads: To Dear John with love from granpa & granma June 1956.). Our Book No: 40822. $35 AUD.

48. Dryden, John; I.S., Shapcott Press (1964). A Song for St. Cecilia's Day (22nd. November, 1687) in Seven Stanzas. Brisbane: Shapcott Press. 4 pp. Paperback tall trade, good condition, folded pamphlet, single black & white vignette, spine ends creased, few foxed spots pages, light foxing at fold, top corners creased, minor edgewear. A poem by John Dryden, originally written in 1687. This ode was written to celebrate St. Cecilia (the patron saint of music), and argues that the heavens (God) lent order and harmony to the jarring chaotic universe of nature. This pamphlet was printed at the University of Queensland for the University & for A.C.C., by I.S. at the Shapcott Press. (Four pages, including covers.). Our Book No: 40804. $15 AUD.

49. Earle, Sarah (editor); Lloyd, Cathy E. (editor); Sidell, Moyra (editor); Spurr, Sue (editor) (2007). Theory and Research in Promoting Public Health (1st ed) [Promoting Public Health: Skills, Perspectives and Practice Series]. London: Sage Publications / Open University. 408 pp. Paperback thick quarto, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The four editors present essays that consider the complexity and diversity of public health, and helps readers to critically appraise the theories, research and policies that inform multidisciplinary public health practice. It is designed for a specific Open University course in the UK. However, it is also suggested as a core text for anyone studying public health and health promotion across a wide range of health and social care disciplines, and an invaluable resource for professionals and training organisations involved in promoting public health. . ISBN: 9781412930710. Our Book No: 22646. $30 AUD.

50. Eddy, John (editor); Schreuder, Deryck (editor) (1998). The Rise of Colonial Nationalism: Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa First Assert Their Nationalities, 1880 - 1914. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 258 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, spine lightly faded as common, front flyleaf little toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. The Rise of Colonial Nationalism (Allen & Unwin, 1998). This book, edited by two Australian academic historians, explores the first sense of nationalism in the Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and white South African colonies in the late 19th century. It profiles the writings of Richard Jebb, a young imperialist and reformer, who first coined the phrase "colonial nationalism", to reflect that each of the new colonies were gradually developing their own culture as distinct from traditional British culture. ISBN: 0043050050. Our Book No: 17984. $30 AUD.

51. Ellroy, James (2009). Blood's a Rover: A Novel (1st ed). New York: Knopf. 131 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, fore-edge uncut, autograph (author's written name), jacket protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Crime fiction novel by James Ellroy, the bestselling author of L.A. Confidential. This is a political noir set in 1960s Los Angeles. This book is about America's recent past razed and fully reconstructed. It is a massive tale of corruption and retribution, of ideals at war and the extremity of love. ISBN: 9780679403937. Our Book No: 30922. $60 AUD.

52. Emmott, Stephen (2013). 10 Billion (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Group. 198 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, few diagrams, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Professor Stephen Emmott examines Planet Earth, the human species, and the approaching environmental and population crisis, affecting the entire global ecosystem. How we got here, and what is going to happen in the future? . ISBN: 9780141976327. Our Book No: 30904. $20 AUD.

53. Ernst, Carl W.; Lawrence, Bruce B. (2002). Sufi Martyrs of Love: The Chishti Order in South Asia and Beyond. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 241 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, few black & white & text-photos, map, minimal edgewear. Sufism is the mystical branch of Islam. Carl Ernst and Bruce Lawrence provide access to the voices of Sufi authorities through the translation of texts being offered in English for the first time (particularly the Chishti Order in India and neighboring countries). It also offers a critical perspective on Western attitudes toward Islam and Sufism, confronts the prejudices of academics and the media, and clarifies the contemporary importance of Sufism from Asia to America. ISBN: 1403960275. Our Book No: 22671. $20 AUD.

54. Ettinghausen, Richard; Varon, Malcolm (photos); Swietochowski, Marie Lukens (Persion painting) (1978). Islamic Painting (Reprint ed). New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. 42 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos (some full-page), minor edgewear. This pamphlet on Islamic painting has been reprinted from The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (1978). Richard Etthinghausen wrote the introduction and explains Arab, Indian and Turkish painting. Marie Lukens Swietochowski discusses Persian painting. Unnumbered pages. Our Book No: 40828. $15 AUD.

55. Evans, Kenneth J. (2001). Japan e Buggerup Pinis: Combined A.I.F. - R.A.A.F. in PNG (1st ed). Tasmania: Self Published: Kenneth J. Evans / Printed by PrintIT Jamala Press. 152 pp. Paperback large wide quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, colour photos, top corner tips covers & few pages little creased, top spine slightly bumped, bottom corner one page creased, minor edgewear, errata page loosely inserted inside rear cover, non-author written & dated dedication title page, autograph (author's written name title page). The beginning of this book covers some of the earlier history of both the A.I.F. and the R.A.A.F., and also the historical facts about the final few days. The author Kenneth Evans was a signaller with the 2/7th Battalion, 6th Australian Division which took part in the last engagements against the Japanese at Aitape/Wewak ending WW2. From the title page (paraphrased): Written and compiled from my original war diary with assistance from many others who served in Papua New Guinea (PNG) during the final days. This story is dedicated to the memory of those servicemen who fought and died in the final conflict against the Japanese, to the Papuans who also meaningfully helped in the liberation of their country, and finally that my visit to the land might be instrumental in restoring the once fine monument at Cape Wom to its former state. ISBN: 1876913061. Our Book No: 30914. $100 AUD.

56. Ewart, Elizabeth (editor); O'Hanlon, Michael (editor) (2007). Body Arts and Modernity. Wantage, Oxon: Sean Kingston Publishing. 185 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos. These essays draw together ideas emerging from the anthropology of the body, the Western interest in body ornamentation of the 'other', and the recent revival of specific body arts such as tattooing and piercing. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from the Amazon, Indonesia, Africa, Melanesia and Polynesia, this volume shows how bodily presentation plays a fundamental role in contemporary identity politics, interacting with national and global stereotypes, that may in turn both constrain and empower local traditions. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0954557298. Our Book No: 22604. $30 AUD.

57. Fielding, Helen (2021). Bridget Jones's Diary (And Other Writing): 25th Anniversary Edition (1st this ed). London: Picador. 437 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, light grey boards with blue title cover & spine, gilt decorations, autographed sticker front board, autograph (author's written name title page), blue sticker front board. This is the 25th Anniversary Edition signed by the author. Dazzling satirical novel on human relations, now including later columns on #MeToo, Brexit, and Bridget's lockdown life. This edition includes over 100 pages of new and unpublished material from the author (as stated on sticker of the front board). ISBN: 9781529057072. Our Book No: 40842. $35 AUD.

58. Galbraith, Robert; Rowling, J. K. (2020). Troubled Blood: A Strike Novel (1st ed). London: Sphere Books. 929 pp. Hardback large wide thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), spine little creased (base little bumped), jacket protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This is the fifth Strike and Robin novel. Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting Cornwall when he is asked by a woman to find her mother who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Robert Galbraith is the pen-name of J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books. ISBN: 9780751579932. Our Book No: 30912. $40 AUD.

59. Gammage, Bill (1974). The Broken Years: Australian Soldiers in the Great War (1st ed). Canberra: Australian National University Press (ANU Press). 301 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair only dustjacket), black & white photos (most full-page plates), edges lightly foxed, edgewear dustjacket (sticker mark front flap, reverse side lightly toned & foxed, chipped, two closed tears, faded, spine faded, insect damage top edge rear flap, flaps lightly foxed), bottom edge front free flyleaf creased (tiny pinhead dents), small crease in pages (during printing), top edge last few pages rough cut (uncut pages opened), pages lightly toned. Bill Gammage has used the diaries and letters of one thousand front-line soldiers of the First Australian Imperial Force A.I.F.), most of them now part of a unique collection housed in the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. He reconstructs the motives and expectations with which these men volunteered and the experiences they encountered. He highlights and looks at the new attitudes to war and to the homeland that developed and foreshadows the important effects in Australia of the changed outlook the survivors brought home. This book, has been written with scholarly care and sensitivity. (A complete reading copy.). ISBN: 0708102387. Our Book No: 30913. $40 AUD.

60. Gower, Steve; Thomas, W.D. (illustrator) (1981). Guns of the Regiment (1st ed). Canberra: Australian War Memorial. 249 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white line drawings & photos, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side foxed, flaps slightly foxed), edges lightly foxed, spine ends boards rubbed, light foxing few pages at front & rear, pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written dedication rear front free flyleaf ). Steve Gower records the various examples of ordnance used by field and medium artillery units in Australia since colonial days. The development of artillery in this country from the first volunteer units in 1854 to the present day is also described. ISBN: 0642896887. Our Book No: 30928. $30 AUD.

61. Grant Watson, E. L. (Elliot); O'Connor, John (illustrator) (1948). Departures (1st ed). London: Pleiades Books Limited. 131 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white illustrations, minor foxing edges, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (small tear spine, minor edgewear, few creases, foxed spots white background rear cover), light foxing endpapers & title page, pages lightly toned, dustjacket protected by removable semi archival plastic sleeve lined with white paper. Autobiographical reflections by British naturalist and adventurer Elliot Grant Watson. The author looks at nature and sees what is fleeting and what is most permanent. He travels to distant lands, then returns to Europe. Includes a series of short poetic descriptions of life and countryside in Western Australia, including a corroboree, the fauna of Bernier and Dorre Islands (Pilbara), and caves near Busselton. Our Book No: 40864. $25 AUD.

62. Griggs, Keith (compiler); Harvey, Syd; Connor, Pat (1973). Golden Days: From Golden Days to Fields of Green: The Centenary Story of Prospect Hill. Prospect Hill, SA: Commercial Publications / Printed by Webb & Son. 40 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white photos, map, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, single line crossed out, old price tiny black texta first page. This is the centenary story of the town of Prospect Hill in South Australia. Some of the contents are: The Naming of Prospect Hill, Survey Hill, The Flag Tree, The Parting Tree, Churches, Post Offices, Schools, Blackfellow’s Creek, Gold days, Early Occupations, Prospect Hill in the 19th Century, Some Early Families, Events of Prospect Hill, Organisations and Clubs. And some old photos to bring the words alive. Our Book No: 40854. $30 AUD.

63. Gronwall, Dorothy; Wrightson, Philip; Waddell, Peter (1998). Head Injury: The Facts. A Guide for Families and Care-givers (2nd ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 167 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Second edition. Practical clearly written advice about how patients suffering head injuries and their families can cope with this tragic event. Covers the injuries, the treatments, and managing long term outcomes. The three authors are New Zealand medical specialists. ISBN: 0192627139. Our Book No: 18003. $10 AUD.

64. Hamilton, Clive; Downie, Christian (research assistance) (2007). Scorcher: The Dirty Politics of Climate Change. Melbourne: Black Inc. Agenda. 266 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name). Clive Hamilton exposes the shadow world of lobbyists and skeptics, spin and hidden agendas, deceitful government and compliant media. The definitive account of the politics of global warming in Australia. By Australian academic and executive director of the Australia Institute. ISBN: 9780977594900. Our Book No: 15948. $25 AUD.

65. Harrison-Ford, Carl; White, Osmar (foreword) (1986). Fighting Words: Australian War Writing (1st ed). Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 362 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side), light foxing endpapers & title page & edges, two small marks front board. This book is a rich collection of Australian war stories, selected and introduced by Carl Harrison-Ford. The main names are: A. B. Banjo Paterson, C. E. W. Bean, Albert Facey, Martin Boyd, Frank Dalby Davison, David Campbell, Osmar White and George Johnston. There are many unknowns - Boson, Xav, Aileron, or simply Anon - who created equally vivid pictures of war, or life at war. The styles change through the five wars covered, (Boer, World War 1 and 2, Korean and Vietnam). The book will take the men and women who have experienced war on a long journey into memory, and will give those who have not an unpolished idea of war. ISBN: 0850912482. Our Book No: 30908. $20 AUD.

66. Hodge, Harry (1938). Death in the Morning (1938 ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 183 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), jacket chipped (flap price-clipped, edgewear, tiny losses edges, faint foxing & toning reverse side, covers little scuffed, three tiny holes front cover), endpapers & flyleaves & title page lightly foxed, light toning pages, edges lightly foxed, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A crime fiction novel by Harry Hodge set in Australia. The Australian author has written a fast-moving and hair-raising thriller. A monomaniac, obsessed with power, has laid his plans with fiendish cunning. The criminal plans of a national disaster is to be averted by the courage and quick thinking of a few men. The author introduces romance and real humour to brighten his sinister tale. Jimmy Dixon is a sturdy and attractive hero and his romance with the beautiful and talented Valerie is well handled. The stalwart ex-pugilist Brogan, provides plenty of humour. (Harry Hodge is better known for his local history books about the Hill End goldfield.). ISBN: B0008BRFWC. Our Book No: 40811. $250 AUD.

67. Hodge, Jane Aiken (2006). The Private World of Georgette Heyer. London: Arrow Books. 223 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. A classic biography of bestselling English crime fiction and historical romance novelist, known as the queen of Regency romance. Although she wrote 50 novels, her private life until now has been accessible only to her nearest friends and relatives. (Originally published in 1984.). ISBN: 0099493497. Our Book No: 17982. $18 AUD.

68. Hogarth, Murray (2007). The 3rd Degree: Frontline in Australia's Climate War [Now Australia Series]. Melbourne: Pluto Press. 106 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tips faintly creased several rear pages, minor edgewear. Murray Hogarth sees climate change as Australia's greatest challenge - and opportunity. He goes inside big business, the government, the media and the environment movement and examines what measures have been taken so far. Hogarth was a journalist (former environment editor, Sydney Morning Herald) and now eco consultant. ISBN: 9780980292411. Our Book No: 22628. $12 AUD.

69. Holliday, Ivan; Watton, Geoffrey (1990). A Field Guide to Banksias (Revised ed). Melbourne: Hamlyn Australia. 175 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, colour photos, map, minor few tiny marks boards, faint toning endpapers, faint foxing flyleaves & title page, light foxing edges, edgewear spine ends, bookplate reverse side front flyleaf. This book by Ivan Holliday, revised by Geoffrey Watton, will be a useful guide for the trained botanist, as well as people who are interested in Australian flora, and especially in banksias, one of Australia’s most attractive of plants. Descriptions of banksia species, arranged alphabetically by scientific name. Includes index of common names and scientific names. (Bookplate of Kevin Weldon.). ISBN: 0947334211. Our Book No: 40859. $20 AUD.

70. House, Richard (2013). The Kills: Books 1-4: Sutler, The Massive, The Kill, The Hit (1st ed). London: Picador. 1002 pp. Hardback thick octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pages lightly toned, cover corners and spine ends little rubbed, bottom spine slightly bumped, autograph (author's written name title page). Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This crime fiction novel by Richard House is an epic novel of crime and conspiracy told in four books. It starts with a man on the run and ends with a burned body. The novel moves across continents, characters and genres. ISBN: 9781447237860. Our Book No: 30923. $50 AUD.

71. Howe, Brian (2007). Weighing up Australian Values: Balancing Transitions and Risks to Work and Family in Modern Australia. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 207 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Brian Howe, the former Labor Deputy Prime Minister explains why so many Australians feel a greater sense of risk, and suggests some positive and innovative new directions in social policy designed to anticipate and help people address risk. He emphasises the importance of time sovereignty - that is, the capacity of people to bank time so that they can vary their work commitments in the light of caring responsibilities, their need for further education and training, or because they may be carrying more community leadership responsibility. ISBN: 9780868408859. Our Book No: 25102. $18 AUD.

72. Hunter, Dard (1932). Old Papermaking in China and Japan: A Prospectus. Chillicothe, OH: Dard Hunter. 4 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, pamphlet, rough-cut edges, pages lightly toned, edges little foxed, few foxed spots pages & covers, small stain bottom edge, horizontal crease (previously folded). This pamphlet is the prospectus only (not a copy of the book). About the book named Old Papermaking In China and Japan, printed in 1932 in a limited edition by Dard Hunter at his press. Includes a small story about the Hunter family and a bibliography of printing. Included are reviews about the book from: The Times Literary Supplement (Saturday July 4 1936 No 1796), New York Herald Tribune( Sunday August 9, 1936), and The New York Times Book Review (Sunday, September 6, 1936). There is some fascinating reading for anyone interested in early printing. (No date, but 1932). Our Book No: 40807. $50 AUD.

73. Ingpen, Robert; Dunkle, Margaret (1987). Conservation: A Thoughtful Way to Teach Conservation to Children. Melbourne: Hill of Content. 36 pp. Hardback small square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Conservation: A Thoughtful Way to Teach Conservation to Children, by Robert Ingpen (Hill of Content, 1987). This beautiful children's nonfiction book with full-page colour illustrations and easy-to-read text helps to bring nature alive for children, and show how important it is to conserve our environment. ISBN: 0855721669. Our Book No: 22514. $16 AUD.

74. Isobel (1995). Nanbaree (2nd ed). Perth, Nedlands: Self Published: Isobel / Printed by Muhlings Colour Printers. 168 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) reproductions, map, faint toning edges, crease top corners two pages, minor edgewear cover corner tips. In this beautiful children's book, compiled by Isobel, the reproductions tell a very special true story never previously told. In 1788, Nanbaree watched the First Fleet sail into Sydney Harbour. He was adopted by Surgeon White and became a key person in the life of the early colony. Nanbaree acted as an interpreter for Governor Phillip and his own countrymen. The artist, Thomas Watling, was assigned to illustrate White's collection of plants and animals. The talented forger also drew delightful portraits of Nanbaree, his family and friends and scenes of their life on Sydney Harbour. The Watling Collection is in the British Museum of Natural History, and is now presented here for the first time. In this fascinating children's book, Nanbaree and Thomas Watling, who shared the same household 200 years ago, are now given their rightful place in Australian history. ISBN: 0646207091. Our Book No: 40863. $30 AUD.

75. Jenkin, Graham (1985). Conquest of the Ngarrindjeri: The Story of the Lower Murray Lakes Tribes (Reprint ed). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 300 pp. Hardback large tall octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, map, minor edgewear jacket, spine ends & cover corners & bottom edges little rubbed. This book by Graham Jenkin is a review of the modern history of the Aboriginal people of the Lower Murray lakes in South Australia. It is the story of a nation of 3000 people who were overrun by invaders who had the backing of the British empire at the heights of its power. The Ngarrindjeri were made aliens in their own land and lost control of their destiny, but they tried to coexist within the introduced culture. George Taplin set up in 1859 what was to be the focal point of Ngarrindjeri life, the Point McLeay Mission. He did more than any other individual to affect positively the destiny of the people. Taplin's journals (a major source for this book) are fascinating documents in their display of a panorama of European and Aboriginal life over a period of 20 crucial years. A detailed examination of the 1860 Report on the Aborigines, the 1911 Aborigines Act and the 1913 Royal Commission especially shows the frightening growth of racism out of ignorance and indifference. This book won the 1979 Wilke Literary Award for Non-fiction. ISBN: 072701112X. Our Book No: 40810. $55 AUD.

76. Johnson, Clive (2014). Australians Awarded: A Concise Guide to Military and Civilian Decorations, Medals and Other Awards to Australians from 1772 to 2013 with Their Valuations (2nd ed). Banksmeadow, NSW: Rennicks Publications. 762 pp. Hardback thick large octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, ribbon bookmark, colour photos, top corner rear cover bumped, top corner front cover slightly bumped. Very heavy (2.3 Kg), and not available for postage to destinations outside Australia. The focus of this book is on the awards to Australians recipients from the Imperial (British) Orders and Decorations through the two World Wars and later conflicts, to our own Australian system of recognition. The book aims to give information of general interest, as well as to become the definitive guide and reference work for the collector and investor. ISBN: 9780987338631. Our Book No: 40846. $80 AUD.

77. Johnson, J. E.; (collaborator), Scrymgour J. M.; Marfleet, Denis (photographer) (1975). Minerals of South Australia: Extract from South Australian Year Book 1975. Adelaide: South Australian Museum / A.B. James, Government Printer. 19 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, map, colour photos, few small scuffs front cover along spine, staples slightly rusted, white background on covers slightly marked, minor edgewear. A summary report on minerals in South Australia for 1975. The state is divided into 12 provinces which are set out on the map, each province demonstrating a reasonable degree of unity in its geology and geomorphology. The rear of the pamphlet has lists of little known or rare minerals. Our Book No: 40849. $25 AUD.

78. Johnston, W. Ross (1982). The Call of the Land: A History of Queensland to the Present Day (1st ed). Brisbane, Milton: Jacaranda Press. 229 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, map, slight edgewear jacket (reverse side foxed, spine little faded, price sticker front flap), endpapers & title page & last two pages lightly foxed, board edges & top half spine little faded, owner's written name in biro free flyleaf. This fascinating book by W. Ross Johnston traces the the rise of mainstream attitudes in Queensland from the time of the first white explorers who explored the different potentials of the land. This book sets an intellectual and social framework within which those who have wielded power (political and economic) have been able to operate, and it shows how those outside the mainstream have had to cope. It is not just a story of the pioneers and their attitudes or a textbook about Queensland. It is a consistent interpretation without denying that there are aspects of Queensland's history that cannot be easily explained. ISBN: 0701616555. Our Book No: 30891. $25 AUD.

79. Jones, David; Bolger, John (illustrator) (1991). Rainforest Plants of Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney: Reed. 364 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, fair condition only (in good dustjacket), colour photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear dustjacket (closed tear top spine, laminate lifting slightly at tear, slight foxing reverse side), corners covers little bumped, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, light foxed spots few pages at front & rear, insect damage top & bottom edges covers & along spine (white spots), minor scuffing. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. David Jones provides a comprehensive book on Australian rainforest plants. He includes shrubs, climbers, ferns, orchids, cycads, palms, gingers, bananas, aroids, lillies, pandans, sedges and grasses, among the many ornamental rainforest plants. Rainforest plants suitable for all temperate regions are listed for easy reference. The text is detailed giving genus and species names, cultivation requirements and climatic zones, common names, flowering periods, botanical descriptions, and distribution notes, propagation notes and variations, of over 1,000 species of which 250 are featured in colour photos. There are over 100 commissioned line drawings, all to scale. (The condition does not make it collectible, but as a reference book for anyone interested in rainforest plants, it is ideal.). ISBN: 0730103811. Our Book No: 30933. $40 AUD.

80. Kalanithi, Paul; Verghese, Abraham (foreword) (2017). When Breath Becomes Air (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Penguin Random House. 228 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. A memoir by an American neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at age 36. Chronicles his transformation from a medical student into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity (the brain), and finally into a patient and a new father. The author died while finishing the writing of this book. His wife, Lucy, has written an epilogue at the end of this very moving story. ISBN: 9781784701994. Our Book No: 17978. $12 AUD.

81. King, Jonathan; King, John; King, Lt. Philip Gidley (1981). Philip Gidley King: A Biography of The Third Governor of New South Wales (1st ed). Sydney, North Ryde: Methuen Australia. 166 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white text-photos (plates), colour plates, illustrated endpapers, family tree, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly foxed), bottom edge boards little rubbed, spine ends rubbed & scuffed, endpapers & title page & edges lightly foxed. This biography has been written by the descendants of Philip Gidley King through the Essington branch of the family. Philip Gidley King, the son of a Cornish draper, came to New South Wales with the First Fleet and later governed the colony from 1800 to 1806. In this first full biography, the authors have sought to correct what they see as a unfair assessment of King's role in Australian history. The authors have used information from private family papers and other previously unpublished material to present a colourful and lucid picture of the period. ISBN: 0454004451. Our Book No: 30909. $30 AUD.

82. Knott, Margaret (1946). Trek to the West: A Story of Modern China. Sydney: London Missionary Society. 63 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, fiull-page black & white drawings, edges faintly foxed, pages lightly toned, presentation imprint front pastedown. A little book about refugees and family life in China (Chung-king, Chungking) during the Japanese invasion of Japan in the 1940s. Margaret Knott was a missionary who taught refugee children. (Presented to Barbara Swan, from the London Missionary Society.). ISBN: B001V829EA. Our Book No: 22484. $12 AUD.

83. Kotter, John P. (1996). Leading Change (Reprint ed). Boston: Harvard Business School Press. 187 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), diagrams, minor edgewear jacket, tiny mark top edge book. This book is an action plan written by an American expert on business leadership. The author has 25 years experience and wisdom based on lessons he has learned from many organizations and businesses. The book is inspiring and practical and has important implications for the future. ISBN: 9780875847474. Our Book No: 40844. $20 AUD.

84. Laffin, John (1993). Digging Up the Diggers' War: Australian Battlefield Archaeology (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 104 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, frontispiece, minor edgewear jacket, light foxing edges & endpapers & title page, pages lightly toned, small scuff two pages (slight loss four words), non-author written name & details. John Laffin, who is an acknowledged expert in the field of unearthing relics from the fighting areas of two World Wars, explains in detail how and where to search for artefacts remaining from these great battles. He places particular emphasis on the areas along the Western Front in which the Aussie Diggers were subjected to some of the fiercest fighting. A fascinating photographic selection of relics of these famous battles complements the text, and provides examples of the treasures to be found by the battlefield archaeologist. ISBN: 0864175043. Our Book No: 30931. $20 AUD.

85. Langton, Marcia; Grant, Stan (foreword) (2018). Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia (1st ed). Melbourne: Hardie Grant Travel. 234 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour-text-photos, minimal edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A bestselling curated guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. The author has written some fascinating insights into Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. There is also a directory of indigenous tourism experiences, organised by state or territory, covering galleries and festivals, national parks and museums, communities that are open to visitors, as well as tours and performances. By Marcia Langdon, Professor of Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne. ISBN: 9781741175431. Our Book No: 40574. $35 AUD.

86. Lee, Mackenzi (2017). The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (1st p/b ed). New York: Katheriine Tegen Books / Harper Collins Children's Books. 513 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good plus condition, map, autograph (author's written name green texta on title page). This historical novel for young adults is about the unforgettable escapade of Lord Henry Monty Montague, a charming young scoundrel who goes on multiple adventures in Europe with his secret crush Percival. The story is set in 18th century Britain and Europe. Contains author notes including a brief one on Queer Culture in history, Monty's Guide to London, and a sneak peek at The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (15 extra pages). New York Times bestseller, and the New York Public Library Best Book for Teens. . ISBN: 9780062382818. Our Book No: 40845. $30 AUD.

87. Leon, Donna (2019). Unto Us a Son is Given (1st ed). New York: Atlantic Monthly Press. 259 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), endpaper maps, minor edgewear jacket. In the 28th novel in Donna Leon’s Brunetti series (set in Venice), the apparent indiscretion of an elderly family friend involves a reluctant Commissario Guido Brunetti, until the sudden natural death of his friend sets in motion a murder. ISBN: 9780802129116. Our Book No: 40838. $20 AUD.

88. Leon, Donna (2021). Transient Desires: The New Commissario Brunetti Novel (1st U.K. ed). London: William Heinemann. 272 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), endpaper maps, minor edgewear jacket, autograph (author’s written name title page), sticker front cover jacket (signed copy). Autographed: First U.K. edition. In his many years as a Commissario, Guido Brunetti has seen many crimes and known intuitively how to navigate the various pathways in his native Venice to discover the person who committed the crime. Now, in the landmark 30th novel in Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti series, he faces a heinous crime committed outside his jurisdiction. This novel tests Brunetti to his limits, and makes him listen very carefully for the truth. ISBN: 9781785152610. Our Book No: 40833. $60 AUD.

89. Lines, Brian (1973). Wasleys Centenary Celebrations 1873 - 1973: October 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, 1973. Gawler, SA: Bunyip Press Print. 44 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, adverts, black & white aerial town photo front cover, few black & white text-photos, top corner rear cover slightly creased, small mark top edge front cover, vertical crease covers & pages (previously folded), minor edgewear. This booklet is the program for the weekend celebrations of the town of Wasleys (near Gawler), South Australia. It includes some interesting information about the history of Wasleys. The generous support of advertisers helped to cover some of the town history and the growth of the town. The area on which Wasleys now stands was first known as Ridleyton after John Ridley, inventor of the first stripper machine. He also owned land in the area. In 1869 the railway line was built and a railway station erected and named Wasleys Station, after Mr. Joseph Wasley, a Sheaoak Log property owner who later also owned the land on which Wasleys township now stands. Prepared by the celebrations committee (Brian Lines, president). Our Book No: 40856. $30 AUD.

90. Liverani, Mary Rose (1987). The Winter Sparrows: Growing up in Scotland and Australia (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Thomas Nelson. 357 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages little toned as usual, minor edgewear. The Winter Sparrows, by Mary Rose Liverani (Nelson, 1987). Mary Rose Liverani describes her childhood in the Glasgow slums, and then migration with her family as a 13-year old to Australia, and her adolescence in a steel town on the NSW south coast. At first, she felt she had exchanged the warmth and richness of family and friends in Scotland to the sometimes frighteningly silent hostility of the Australian suburbs. A classic of the Australian migrant experience. ISBN: 0170054195. Our Book No: 2057. $16 AUD.

91. Lush, Adrian H.; Whitford, Ken (illustrator) (1971). The Inman Valley Story on the Occasion of the Inman Valley Methodist Church Centenary and the Rural School Celebrations. Victor Harbor, SA: Ambrose Press. 52 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white drawings, single staple slightly rusted, minor edgewear. Adrian Lush has compiled the story of the town of Inman Valley in South Australia. The Methodist Church Centenary and the Rural School Celebrations concluded 116 years of education in the district. The Valley of the River Inman, situated on Fleurieu Peninsula, about 50 miles south of Adelaide, runs in an easterly direction from Bald Hills to Victor Harbour. Pen and ink drawings by Ken Whitford. Our Book No: 40852. $30 AUD.

92. Lyons, Martyn (editor); Russell, Penny (editor) (2005). Australia's History: Themes and Debates. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 197 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's written name flyleaf (crossed out with pencil). This edited book presents an up-to-date account of issues and debates in Australian history. Written for students and readers who may not be familiar with Australian history, this short volume offers a compelling introduction to the current state of knowledge and issues of concern to Australian historians today. Topics covered include Aboriginal history, national identity, immigration, urbanisation, relationship to Asia. ISBN: 0868407909. Our Book No: 22695. $12 AUD.

93. Macoboy, Stirling (1987). What Tree is That? (Reprint ed). Sydney: Lansdowne. 272 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, pictorial cover, colour photos, cover corners little bumped, spine slightly faded, pages lightly toned, few foxed spots edges, light foxing endpapers & title page, small stain top edge front flyleaf, slight loss small part fore-edge last two pages, few scuffs. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Stirling Macoboy discusses the importance of trees and looking after the ones we have and planting for the future. The book is set out as a picture dictionary from A to Z. There are over 650 photos in full colour. The book has a botanical index with identification details of all included genera and many additional species, and a popular name index at the rear of the book. ISBN: 0701816597. Our Book No: 30925. $30 AUD.

94. Martin, L. W.; Lynravn, N. S. (1944). Murder on Mount Capita (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 200 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), edgewear jacket (chipped, few closed tears, reverse side lightly toned & foxed, long closed tear front flap, white background little marked), spine little slack, endpapers & pages lightly toned, light foxing few pages, spine ends creased, boards little faded, small mark front board, corners covers slightly bumped, shop label inside front cover. Inspector Ashton of the Sydney CIB looks into a death which occured during an army exercise in north-east New South Wales. (Listed in Loder as the only crime fiction book by Martin and Lynravn. Allans Book & Music Shop label.). Our Book No: 40847. $60 AUD.

95. McCall Smith, Alexander; McIntosh, Iain (illustrator) (2011). Unusual Uses for Olive Oil (1st ed) [A Professor Dr von Igelfeld Entertainment]. London: Little, Brown. 203 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), few black & white vignettes, lightly toned, small dent fore-edge front cloth cover, autograph (author's written name title page), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). In this maddening, idiotic and hugely entertaining novel, Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld is finding life very trying. Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer is his rival (and owner of a one-legged dachshund), and along with the librarian Herr Huber, are proving to be major irritations. Not only that, but a friend tries to match-make his to a cheerful heiress. ISBN: 9780316027540. Our Book No: 40839. $35 AUD.

96. McClymont, Kate (2021). Dead Man Walking: The Murky World of Michael McGurk and Ron Medich. Melbourne: Penguin / Random House Australia. 382 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Kate McClymont examines the complex business relationship between Michael McGurk and Ron Medich that lead Medich to order the murder of McGurk. Based on dozens of interviews, including with associates of the main characters, some of whom, fearing retribution, have asked to remain anonymous. It is not just a Sydney story, the strands traverse Moscow, Brunei, Indonesia, and Hawaii, and involve property deals, fraud, conspiracy, false identities, kidnapping and a miniature Koran. Written by Australia's best-known investigative journalist (Sydney Morning Herald). ISBN: 9781761044748. Our Book No: 40840. $25 AUD.

97. McDaniel, Tim (1996). The Agony of the Russian Idea. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 201 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Boris Yeltsin's attempts at democratic reform have plunged a long troubled Russia further into turmoil. Tim McDaniel explores the inability of all its leaders over the last two centuries - tsars and Communist rulers alike - to create the foundations of a viable modern society. The problem is rooted in a cultural trap endemic to Russian society and linked to a unique sense of destiny embodied by the Russian Idea - the belief that Russia can forge a path in the modern world that sets itself apart from the West through adherence to shared beliefs, community, and equality. When the Yeltsin government declared war on the Communist past, it broke with deeply held Russian values and traditions. McDaniel shows that in cutting people off from their pasts and promoting the West as the sole model of modernity, the reformers have simultaneously undermined the foundations of Russian morality and the people's sense of a future. Unwittingly, Yelsin annihilated its own authority. ISBN: 0691002487. Our Book No: 17974. $20 AUD.

98. McDonald, Lorna (1981). Rockhampton: A History of City and District (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 640g pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, colour frontispiece, light foxing flyleaf & title page & last four pages, reverse side jacket lightly foxed, bottom edges boards little rubbed, pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). Lorna McDonald tells the story of Rockhampton, the regional capital of Central Queensland. The town had a quiet pastoral beginning in 1856. The author begins her record in the days before European settlement, when the area belonged to the Darambal people. The book has been well researched over several years, and it is an important addition to Australian social history, and will be fascinating to anyone interested in the saga of Australia. ISBN: 0702216208. Our Book No: 30930. $40 AUD.

99. McDonald, Lorna (1988). Gladstone City that Waited (1st ed). Brisbane: Boolarong Press. 464 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, base spine & cover corners little rubbed, light foxing endpapers & title page, edges lightly foxed, bookplate title page (compliments label). Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Lorna McDonald provides a detailed look at the city of Gladstone and the Port Curtis area, central Queensland coast. The book is an comprehensive history of this fascinating town. The environmental changes are also discussed, especially ‘the Greening of Gladstone’. This book was published on the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the Muncipal Government of Gladstone. A great way to learn the history of Gladstone and the Port Curtis area. (Compliments bookplate from Gladstone City Council label pasted onto title page.) ISBN: 095991241X. Our Book No: 40861. $60 AUD.

100. McDonald, Lorna; Neish, Edith (illustrator) (1981). Sketches of Old Rockhampton (Reprint ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 53 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), full-page sepia (brown-tinted) sketches on mustard coloured paper, top spine little bumped, reverse side jacket little foxed (small piece missing base spine), autograph (author's written dedication title page). Both the author Lorna McDonald, and illustrator Edith Neish, have established a strong affinity with the coastal city of Rockhampton, Queensland, and that is reflected here in their work. The sketches illustrate the blend of Victorian splendour and the warm contrast of its sub-tropical environment, and to the bold rustic style of the colonial architecture so unique to this area of Australia. ISBN: 0702216313. Our Book No: 21913. $25 AUD.

101. McLeish, John (1972). The Theory of Social Change: Four Views Considered (Reprint ed) [International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction]. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP). 109 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, light foxing top edge, faint foxing endpapers, small edge tears jacket (faint rubbing, faint foxing reverse side), owner's written name. This study by John McLeish expounds four theories of social change which are of contemporary significance. In addition, the author indicates some of the criteria which might be used in evaluating them. (95 + 14 pages.). ISBN: 0710063911. Our Book No: 22678. $12 AUD.

102. McNeice, Roger V. (1969). Coins and Tokens of Tasmania 1803 - 1910 (1st ed). Hobart: Platypus Publications. 112 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tan cloth board (gilt title on spine), black & white text-photos, table, faint foxing reverse side jacket (light foxing rear cover, spine little faded, lightly rubbed, some edgewear, small closed tear top edge), edges & white endpapers lightly foxed, erratum slip tipped in at title page This book by Roger McNeice relates to the currency, both metal and paper, used in Van Diemens Land (later Tasmania) from 1803 to 1910, after the separation from New South Wales. Includes the problems the governors had to contend with in regard to currency, and how they solved them. Written by the founder and past secretary of the Tasmanian Numismatic Society. SCARCE. ISBN: B0087YTIJK. Our Book No: 40858. $100 AUD.

103. Mercier, Emile (1959). Is My Slip Showing? Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 127 pp. Paperback small oblong, very good condition, card covers (new black cloth spine), black & white cartoons, small stain ear cover, few marks, minor patchy foxing, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A great little book of Emile Mercier's cartoons about Australian life that first appeared in The Sun newspaper. The sections are: Racing rorts & roar, TV titters, Wheelskids, Grog & grub, Then there's sport, Feminosities, Ah - the weather, Xmaskits, Mixed gravy. ISBN: B001PBMWBI. Our Book No: 21548. $60 AUD.

104. Michaelides, Alex (2021). The Maidens (1st ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 369 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), dark red & gilt endpapers, black edges, sticker front cover jacket, autograph (author's owner's written initials.). This crime fiction novel is about a group therapist who is struggling to get through her own grief after the death of her husband. The therapist is investigating a murder and the main suspect is a enigmatic professor named Edward Fosca. The Maidens are a group of students under the influence of the professor. Written by the author of The Silent Patient. (Sticker states: Signed copy, with exclusive essay.). ISBN: 9781474624763. Our Book No: 40836. $55 AUD.

105. Miller, Alex (1992). The Ancestor Game (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books Australia. 302 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, pages lightly toned, inside covers very toned, edges toned & lightly foxed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). First edition, first printing. This Australian historical novel is a mystery that moves from a dilapidated mansion in Melbourne, to an ancestral home in Hangzhou, near Shanghai. It is an adventure story that links the life of one human being to another, connecting the past to the present, entwining history with fiction. This third novel by Alex Miller is an enthralling journey with a rich cast of characters into the ancestral dreams (English, German and Chinese) and present dilemmas (fitting into Australian culture). Winner of the Miles Franklin Award Winner 2003 and other prizes. (Loosely inserted: Book review and interview in envelope.). ISBN: 0140159878. Our Book No: 30917. $30 AUD.

106. Miller, Alex (1995). The Sitters: It Always Begins with a Question: This Affair of Having a Portrait Painted (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books Australia. 131 pp. Paperback small trade (with flaps), very good condition, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, fore-edge flyleaf creased, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover, autograph (author's owner's written name title page). This Australian novel by Alex Miller is about an ageing portrait artist who meets a woman who unsettles him, but inspires him to paint her. The artist must watch and wait to trap the shy beast. The skill of painting portraits is in seeing beyond the face, beyond the likeness. Miles Franklin Award Winner 2003. (Book review article loosely inserted.). ISBN: 0670862312. Our Book No: 30919. $35 AUD.

107. Miller, Alex (2000). Conditions of Faith (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 406 pp. Hardback thick, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minor edgewear, orange cover design, autograph (author's written name title page). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The Australian author Alex Miller has written a romance novel based on his mother's diary (discovered after her death) that tells of her emotional upheavals when living in Paris in the 1920s. Emily Stanton is in search of a reason for living in a society where motherhood is deemed reason enough. A thought-provoking novel of dreams, obsessions and destiny. This novel won the NSW Premier's Prize. Alex Miller is twice winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, first in 1993 for The Ancestor Game and again in 2003 for Journey to the Stone Country. . ISBN: 1865083089. Our Book No: 17995. $30 AUD.

108. Miller, Alex (2003). Journey to the Stone Country (Modern reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 364 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). This Australian novel by Alex Miller is about a woman named Annabelle who leaves Melbourne after being betrayed by her husband and goes to her old family home in tropical North Queensland where she meets Bo Rennie, one of the Jangga tribe. Bo claims to have the key to her future. Alex Miller has twice won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, first in 1993 for The Ancestor Game and again in 2003 for this book (Journey to the Stone Country). (Modern 978 reprint. Tim Winton states: The most impressive and satisfying novel of recent years.). ISBN: 9781741141467. Our Book No: 28621. $25 AUD.

109. Miller, Alex (2006). Prochownik's Dream (2nd ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 322 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, pages lightly toned, edges & first two pages lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This Australian novel by Alex Miller is about an artist in the grip of a crisis. The novel is a work of subtlety, strength and intellect. Its examination of the artist at work is complex and completely absorbing. It is a book about love. ISBN: 174175013X. Our Book No: 30932. $18 AUD.

110. Miller, Alex (2009). Lovesong (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 406 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages toned as common, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). The Australian author Alex Miller writes a distinctive imaginative novel of a contented but unlikely marriage: a marriage of two cultures lived in a third - and yet because they are essentially foreigners to each other, their love story sets in train a course of tragic events. When one day a lost Australian tourist, John Patterner, seeks shelter in the Parisian cafe from a sudden rainstorm, he meets Sahiba, a young migrant from Tunisia. A compassionate story that wonderfully evokes contemporary settings of Paris and Melbourne, interwoven with Tunisian family life, culture and music. Alex Miller is twice winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, first in 1993 for The Ancestor Game and again in 2003 for Journey to the Stone Country. ISBN: 9781742371290. Our Book No: 17996. $25 AUD.

111. Miller, John G. (2001). QBQ!: The Question Behind the Question: Eliminate Blame, Complaining, and Procrastination. Denver, CO: Denver Press. 115 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, faint toning edges, minor edgewear. John Miller, an American business consultant, shows ways to be accountable in both your business management, and in your life, by disposing of the negatives. ISBN: 0966583299. Our Book No: 30929. $18 AUD.

112. Moore, Tony (1991). Cry of the Damaged Man: A Personal Journey of Recovery. Sydney: Picador / Pan Books. 144 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, edges inside cover browned, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Tony Moore, an Australian medical doctor (surgeon and rehabilitation specialist) recovers from a major car accident (badly fractured ribs), and sees the medical system from the viewpoint of the patient. He learned many things about illness which no amount of sympathy could have achieved, and no textbook ever mentioned. ISBN: 0330272284. Our Book No: 17993. $20 AUD.

113. Morrison, Major Robert (2001). The Warrior Poets: An Anthology: Poetry of the Australian Army 1901 - 2001 (1st ed). Canberra / Loftus, NSW: Australian History Publications in association with the Australian Army History Unit. 434 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, (in very good dustjacket), companion Compact Disk of poems attached to last page, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, black & white text-drawings, minor edgewear dustjacket, few tiny fox spots front and back endpapers. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Robert Morrison has compiled a book of the poetry written by famous warrior poets such as A.B. (Banjo) Paterson as well as ordinary soldiers - often while on active service. The book looks at the history of Australians at arms, from 1901, through the many conflicts and peace-keeping tasks in which our Diggers have been involved. The on-going East Timor deployment completes 100 years of military involvvement. The First and Second World Wars are the main feature in this book, because of the large scale involvement. Some of the poems are not politically correct, but the do show the attitudes of society at that time. This book will be of interest to anyone wanting to add a valuable part of history to their collection. ISBN: 1876439149. Our Book No: 30916. $50 AUD.

114. Newton, P. M. (2014). Beams Falling (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Group (Australia). 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the compelling and gritty second novel by P. M. Newton. It centers around Australia's recent past, and looks at the way cops and criminals operate. Detective Nhu (Ned Kelly), despite her Vietnamese heritage, is having trouble controlling gang violence in Cabramatta. How can she move against the kingpin behind the money and power? The author spent over a decade as a detective in the New South Wales (NSW) police force. ISBN: 9780670074525. Our Book No: 28771. $25 AUD.

115. Noakes, A. W. (1947). Water for the Inland. Brisbane: A. W. Noakes / Printed by Rallings & Rallings. 56 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet, fold-out map, spine little rubbed, minor edgewear corners, covers & pages little toned, minor insect damage rear cover, light foxing edges, staples rusted, crease across pages near base of spine. A small self-published booklet by A. W. Noakes. About the Reid and Dr Bradfield water schemes to bring water to the dry outback of Queensland. There is no publication date, but there is a mention of the recent rain (January 1947). Our Book No: 40813. $80 AUD.

116. Noble, Paul; Noble, Fay (editor) (2006). Noble Spirit. [Mt Gambier, SA]: Paul Noble. 184 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. Paul grew up in the era "where children were expected to be seen and not heard." This especially applied to those who were described as "Wards of the State" (being, institutional care, South Australia). This is an inspirational book that will make you laugh and cry. He finally managed to sort out his life by helping the disabled, becoming a Christian, and training to be a minister. ISBN: 0646463799. Our Book No: 22577. $12 AUD.

117. Noye, R. J. (compiler) (1973). Rochester Centenary 1973. Clare, SA: Rochester Centenary Committee / Printed by Tilbrook Bros. 22 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, one printed town name crossed out, two rubber stamps title page (name & address). R. J. Noye has compiled the story of the small town of Rochester, 100 miles north of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located on the North Road between Clare and Yacka. One hundred years ago, it was a convenient staging post in the coaching days, with a busy hotel, store and blacksmiths shop, and coaches travelling out to various surrounding centres. However, the importance of Rochester lasted less than 40 years, and now the last people to inhabit the town have moved on, and all that remains are the crumbling ruins of a few of the old buildings, and the memories of the people who lived in them. This booklet is a important part of the history of pioneer settlement of South Australia. Our Book No: 40851. $30 AUD.

118. Nunn, Joy L. (1981). Schools of the Western Fleurieu Peninsula: 125 Years, 1856 - 1981. Unley, SA: Yankalilla Area School Council Inc. / Printed by Harmon & Jacka. 105 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, spine ends slightly bumped (tiny tear few pages adjacent), few marks covers, front cover little scuffed (affects two letters). This history is about small country schools in the Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, the children who attended them, and their teachers. The author, Joy Nunn, was diagnosed with cancer soon after she started this book, but after a few months she took up the project with her natural resilience and cheeriness. She spent many hours in research at the Education Department Archives and at the Adelaide Archives, and travelled many miles over the western Fleurieu Peninsula, interviewing elderly citizensm, ex-school teachers, and old scholars. Mrs. Nunn died on April 16, the eve of her 44th birthday. (The E and part of U in Fleurieu on the front cover scuffed.). Our Book No: 40850. $25 AUD.

119. Petrie, Asenath (1978). Individuality in Pain and Suffering (2nd ed). Chicago: Phoenix / University of Chicago Press. 170 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, figures, pages lightly toned, edges slightly foxed (top edge moderately), some edgewear, sticker mark front cover. English psychiatrist Asenath Petrie argues, based on experimental evidence, that individual variation in the experience of pain is more than just cultural expression and self-control. Rather individuals differ in their tolerance of the total sensory environment. Some people are reducers (they tend to reduce the pain they perceive) and others are augmenters (they tend to increase the pain they perceive). This theory is tested on alcoholics, juvenile delinquents and schizophrenics. ISBN: 0226663477. Our Book No: 18006. $30 AUD.

120. Popper, Karl R. (1987). The Logic of Scientific Discovery (Revised ed). London: Hutchinson. 480 pp. Paperback thick octavo, good condition, edges little foxed, bottom edge rubbed, corner tips covers little creased, minor edgewear. The Logic of Scientific Discovery, by Karl Popper (Hutchinson, 1987). Karl Popper, a leading philosopher of science, presents a striking new but technical or probabilistic picture of the logical character of scientific discovery. This picture does full justice to the liberating effect of the Einsteinian revolution in physics and quantum mechanics. Includes his revolutionary idea of the criteria of falsification. (Originally published in English in 1959: this is the, revised, 13th impression, and includes 12 new appendices.). ISBN: 0091117216. Our Book No: 18008. $30 AUD.

121. Rail, Genevieve (editor) (1998). Sport and Postmodern Times. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 399 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, tiny spot fore-edge, minor edgewear corner tips. These essays provide a critical insight into the questions of race, gender, sexuality, and locality in sport and society. Topics include postmodern sport writing, sport and the postmodern deconstruction of gender and sexuality, virtual sport and the postmodern mediascape, discipline, normalization, rationalization, surveillance, panopticism, and other forms of power to "invest" postmodern sporting bodies, and new perspectives on sport and physical culture, consumer culture, and postmodern geography. Edited by Genevieve Rail, human kinetics, University of Ottawa. ISBN: 0791439267. Our Book No: 22578. $20 AUD.

122. Ritter, Fred; Thompson, Roma (illustrator); Pagett, I. G. (illustrator) (1949). Modern Nursery Rhymes (1st ed). Melbourne: Fred Ritter (Printer & Publisher). 42 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, pictorial cover, papered boards, black & white & single-colour drawings, spine ends chipped, pages lightly toned, small tear & paper loss near base spine, spine edges rubbed, minor edgewear. These delightful old rhymes from the 1940s will appeal to young and old alike. The Australian author is a member of the Bread and Cheese Club, Melbourne. The book is not dated, but the commendation is dated 1949. The charming single colour drawings that use red and green enhance the clear black & white drawings. (Pages not numbered.). Our Book No: 30888. $40 AUD.

123. Rosser, Celia; George, Alex (text) (1993). The Banksias: Watercolours by Celia Rosser [Banksia Project]. Melbourne: Monash University. 64 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, colour illustrations (few full-page), few sepia photos, minor edgewear. This small folio format book was published to coincide with exhibitions of "The Banksias". It contains the detailed and very warm paintings of banksias by botanical artist Celia Rosser, and with botanical text by Alex George. Colour plates from the original volumes 1 and 2 are combined to make this a very special book for anyone interested in Australian history, natural history, botany and art. ISBN: 0732604664. Our Book No: 27848. $120 AUD.

124. Roston, Aram (2008). The Man who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi New York: Nation Books / Perseus Books. 369 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus, faint staining small section bottom edge first few pages, front cover creased along spine, minimal foxing edges, some edgewear. Aram Roston relates the true story of Ahmad Chalabi, fraudster, statesman, banker, math genius and aesthete, whose legendary powers of persuasion, helped propel the United States to war in Iraq. Award-winning investigative biography from the NBC Investigative Unit. Chalabi was a shrewd Iraqi Arab from a family of Shiite bankers. Aram Roston tracked down forgotten Chalabi business partners and friends and dug through the records from courthouses around the world. The book reveals how this convicted felon, fugitive from justice in Jordan, and ally of the Iranian government managed to charm and influence the top American conservative leaders. Traces the career of the Iraqi exile, long in the pay of the Iranian intelligence agency, who lobbied for America to go to war to remove Saddam Hussein from power, and put Chalabi in power (but he later failed in Iraqi elections). ISBN: 9781568584157. Our Book No: 17804. $20 AUD.

125. Roughley, Edna (1947). Ellice of Ainslie (1st ed). Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. 253 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair only dustjacket), frontispiece, pages toned, small edge tears jacket (small pieces missing edges & base spine, edgewear, flap price-clipped, spine faded), corners little bumped boards (spine slightly faded), front hinge split (pages firm), prize certificate pasted after contents page), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). This Australian story for young adults is about a girl named Ellice Kinnard who is sent from her island home off the coast of Queensland, to school at Ainslie (location not stated). Ellice is afraid of the boarding school as she has never made friends of her own age, and does not want to leave here island home. At Ainslie, Ellice meets the lovely, fascinating Madelon Heriot, Silver, Lola, and Diana. She soon decides to win Madelon for her friend, but is warned that Madelon is cold and very unpopular in the school. The story moves to the island during the holidays, and David and Jeremy come into the picture. As time goes on, Ellice's circle of love and friendship grows wider and wider. Our Book No: 30889. $20 AUD.

126. Rusden, G. W. (George William) (1985). Discovery, Survey and Settlement of Port Phillip (2 volumes) [Victoriana collection]. [Melbourne]: Queensberry Hill Press. 85 + 67 pp. Two volumes, lacking slipcase. Each volume: Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, folding black & white map at rear, no slipcase (missing), copy 1. This copy: No slipcase. Discovery, Survey and Settlement of Port Phillip, by G. W. Rusden (Queensberry Press, 1985). This facsimile edition has been reset from the one-volume edition (Williams & Norgate, London, 1872). An early history of the Port Phillip locality, being the site of the future city of Melbourne, Victoria. (In 2 volumes, 85 + 67 pages, lacking the slipcase. Copy 131 of limited edition of 155 numbered copies.) ISBN: 0909174369. Our Book No: 12790. $80 AUD.

127. Salt, Daphne F. (2000). Kurnell: Birthplace of Modern Australia. Sydney, Como West: Clarion House. 160 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Daphne Salt relates the story of Kurnell, where Caption Cook landed, bounded by the Pacific Ocean and Botany Bay. Today it is a southern suburb of Sydney, Australia's first and largest city. Kurnell village began as a fishing outpost and has matured despite the industrial buildings, yet it still has a village atmosphere. The many photos help to tell the fascinating history of this historical village. ISBN: 0958771731. Our Book No: 28990. $30 AUD.

128. Shilton, Isla; Association, Sandalwood Recreation (1973). Back to Sandalwood (1st ed). Sandalwood, SA / Pinnaroo, SA: Sandalwood Recreation Association Incorporated Committee / Printed by Pinnbaroo Border Times. 40 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white photos, map inside front cover, few tiny marks white background rear cover (corner tip little creased), spine little creased, few light creases front cover, minor edgewear. The souvenir booklet published by the Sandalwood Recreation Association committee (Isla Shilton, secretary) as part of the Back to Sandalwood celebrations, to pay tribute to the pioneers of this district. It is intended to give information to the more recent generations and district residents of the developments and activities which happened in bygone years, and to bring back memories to the older generation. A great way to learn a little history of this fascinating part of South Australia. Our Book No: 40855. $40 AUD.

129. Simenon, Georges; Romano, Marc (translation); Varese, Louise (translation); Vollmann, William T. (afterword) (2005). Dirty Snow (Reprint ed) [New York Review Books Classics]. New York: New York Review Books. 257 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint toning edges, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. A classic crime fiction novel set in German-occupied France. The main character is 19-year-old Frank Friedmaier who takes it easy in his mother's whorehouse, which caters to members of the occupying forces, but he is restless. He is a pimp, a thug, a petty thief, and a killer. Georges Simenon looks into human nature and how it is driven to destruction - and redemption, maybe, as well by the forces beyond its control. Simenon is the author of the famous Maigret novels. ISBN: 9781590170434. Our Book No: 30924. $18 AUD.

130. Simenon, Georges; Rush, Norman (introduction); Romano, Marc (translation) (2005). Tropic Moon [New York Review Books classics]. New York: New York Review Books. 133 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, light foxing edges, bottom corner tips front cover & first few pages slightly creased, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. This classic crime fiction novel by Georges Simenon is set in the early 1930s in French West Africa, where the promise of opportunity runs up against the stark realities of brutal racism and boundless corruption. The main character is a young Frenchman, Joseph Timor who is seeking work experience. In the next few nights, a black servant is shot and a woman's husband dies. He can not even imagine how deep he is involved. Simenon is the author of the famous Maigret novels. ISBN: 159017111X. Our Book No: 30921. $22 AUD.

131. Spragg, Griffith (2003). When Good Men Do Nothing (1st ed). Loftus, NSW: Australian Military History Publications. 296 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Memoirs of an "average Australian". Griffith Spragg introspects on his eventful life as a frontline soldier (Syria, Kokoda), and later his medical career as he describes being a country GP, then a psychiatrist who was constantly fighting for better state-run medicine. ISBN: 1876439912. Our Book No: 25751. $30 AUD.

132. Sprod, Dan (1990). Proud Intrepid Heart: Leichhardt's First Attempt to the Swan River 1846 - 1847. Hobart: Blubber Head Press. 335 pp. Hardback small thick quarto, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), red brown cloth cover (gilt lettering), black & white drawings, colour frontispiece drawing, maps, spine little faded jacket. Heavy (1.2 Kg). The previously unpublished journal of Leichhardt's second expedition, an unsuccessful attempt to cross the continent from the East coast to the Swan River on the West coast. The party travelled only a few hundred miles through the Darling Downs and to the peak Range in Central Queensland. Edited with extensive commentary by Dan Sprod. Includes the critical journal of expedition member Hovenden Hely, and 42 contemporary drawings by Conrad Martens, George Fairholme and expedition member John Mann. (Spine of jacket not faded, being uncommon. Out of series copy in a limited edition of 600 autographed copies. Written dedication: Presentation for Pat & Vern Whittenburg, for old times sake! Dan Sprod.) ISBN: 0908528191. Our Book No: 14639. $80 AUD.

133. Stonex, Emma (2021). The Lamplighters (1st ed). London: Picador. 366 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), tiny bump bottom corner tip rear cover, ribbon bookmark, autograph (author's written name title page). Autographed: First edition. This exciting novel is inspired by real events in 1900, and Emma Stonex's love of anything nautical. Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse, miles from the shore (Cornwall, 1972). The entrance door is locked from the inside. The clocks have stopped. The Principal Keeper's weather log describes a mighty storm, but the skies have been clear. What happened to those three men out on the tower?This is an unforgettable story of love and grief that explores the way our fears blur the line between the real and the imagined. (Independent Bookshop Numbered Limited Edition: This is No. 822 of 1500 autographed copies.). ISBN: 9781529047318. Our Book No: 40831. $60 AUD.

134. Stuart, Douglas (2021). Shuggie Bain (1st this ed). London: Picador. 430 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written name label title page). Waterstones Signed Exclusive Edition. The 2020 Booker Prize Winner. A debut novel about a boy growing up in 1980s Glasgow, and the dysfunctional love he has for his alcoholic mother. He struggles to grow up in a hostile world. ISBN: 9781529019292. Our Book No: 40837. $40 AUD.

135. Sussex, Lucy (2015). Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab [Block Buster]. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear. The story of the crime novel that became a global publishing phenomenon. Fergus Hume was a playwright when he moved from Dunedin to Melbourne in 1885. He wrote The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. The book sold out its first run and became the biggest and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia's first literary blockbuster. The author unfortunately sold the copyright for 50 pounds, and missed out on a potential fortune. This well-researched book will interest anyone who likes Australian true crime, history and crime fiction. ISBN: 9781922147943. Our Book No: 29409. $20 AUD.

136. Taft, Ronald (1965). From Stranger to Citizen: A Survey of Studies of Immigrant Assimilation in Western Australia. Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press. 108 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables (including foldout), appendices, minor edgewear & edge tears jacket. A report on a 12-year research program in the Psychology Department, University of Western Australia, which examined assimilation of 1300 immigrants to Western Australia from various ethnic backgrounds (British, Dutch, Polish, Italian, for example). Our Book No: 17988. $15 AUD.

137. Targ, Russell (2004). Limitless Mind (Reprint ed). Novato, CA: New World Library. 210 pp. Paperback large trade, very good plus condition. In 1972, physicist Russell Targ, co-founded the Stanford Research Institute's program to investigate the development of psychic abilities. In his ten years with this program, he came to understand that most people have the ability to describe events and locations that are blocked from ordinary perception. Targ coined the term remote-viewing for this ability. In this, his sixth book, Targ explores the scientific as well as the spiritual implications of remote viewing (and extrasensory perception, ESP, generally) and offers detailed exercises to assist readers to cultivate their own psychic abilities. Remote-viewing offers a path of to self-realization and expands our awareness of the consciousness shared by all humans. ISBN: 1577314131. Our Book No: 17992. $18 AUD.

138. Tennant, D. (1945). Marvels of the Great Barrier Reef, North Australia and New Guinea. Sydney: Thomas Tennant / Printed by The Market Printery. 50 pp. Paperback large octavo, good condition, stapled pamphlet (little rusted), thin card covers, black & white photos, corner tips covers & pages slightly creased, faint toning pages, few tiny scuffs front cover, minor edgewear, owner's written name in biro front cover. This booklet is about the natural and manmade wonders of The Great Barrier Reef, as well as wildlife found in North Queensland and New Guinea. The information relating to the flora, fauna and objects has been gathered by enthusiastic observers. A good way to learn a little about this fascinating part of Australia. (No date, but about 1945.). Our Book No: 40815. $18 AUD.

139. Teusner, Roger E. (compiler) (1971). A Short History of the Barossa Valley (3rd ed). Barossa Valley, SA: Barossa Valley Archives and Historical Trust / Printed by Lutheran Press. 16 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white drawings, map, two tiny marks rear cover, staples slightly rusted, spine little rubbed, minor edgewear. Third edition. Roger Teuser has compiled the story of the Barossa Valley in South Australia. The booklet covers: The First Inhabitants, Early Exploration and Surveys, Settlement, Wine Industry, and Names Changed (during the First World War, through an act of Parliament, many of the German place names were renamed, and so a link with some of the early history was destroyed). The Barossa Valley Historical Society have taken steps to have some of the original names restored.The customs, food, and German language make up the rest of this fascinating publication. There is an Appendix with a letter by Johann Menge to George Fife Angas, 1840, and an extract from a report in 1849 of the route from Gawler to the Barossa Valley. Our Book No: 40853. $30 AUD.

140. Tourist Association, The Big River (1985). Holiday in the Clarence Valley on Australia's Holiday Coast (1st ed). Grafton, NSW: Big River Tourist Association. 32 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled, black & white text-photos, maps, single-colour adverts, colour photos inside both covers, staples lightly rusted, top corner rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. A history of buildings and events in the Clarence Valley in northern New South Wales (NSW), centred on the city of Grafton. The Big River Tourist Association was established to provide information to all visitors and to promote tourism in this region. In 1983 it decided to adopt a logo to assist in its promotions, and they decided on the popular cartoon character Fatty Finn, who is one of Australia's favourite comic characters. Fatty has a local connection. His creator, the late Syd Nichols and his wife, holidayed for many years at Iluka. Each Christmas Fatty and his dad would be featured in their comic strip, pulling in the big fish at Iluka. The pamphlet also contains information on: Grafton City, Maclean Shire, Yamba, Iluka, Broom’s Head, Ulmarra Shire, Red Rock, Corindi Beach, Nymboida Shire and Copmanhurst Shire. Our Book No: 40830. $20 AUD.

141. Townshend, Charles (2002). Terrorism: A Very Short Introduction (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 158 pp. Paperback small (with flaps), very good plus condition. A short snappy introduction to the complex topic of terrorism. Is one person's terrorist another's freedom fighter? Is terrorism crime or war? Can there be a 'War on Terror'? Prompted by the terrorist attacks of September 2001 , which changed the face of the world, pushing terrorism to the top of political agendas. ISBN: 0192801686. Our Book No: 4632. $10 AUD.

142. Tranberg, Charles (2007). I Love the Illusion: The Life and Career of Agnes Moorehead (1st ed). Albany, GA: BearManor Media. 420 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A biography by Charles Tranberg about the American actor who is best known for her role as Endora in the popular TV series "Bewitched". The author found that Agnes was a fascinating subject. She was one of the few actresses who succeeded in every realm of show business: stage, radio, film, and television. ISBN: 159393095X. Our Book No: 40832. $30 AUD.

143. Twining, Sam (2002). My Cup of Tea: The Story of the World's Most Popular Beverage (1st ed). London: James & James. 64 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour glossy & black & white text-photos & drawings, some full-page photos, corners lightly bumped. This informative and entertaining account tells how tea spread from China to capture the taste of the world. Sam Twining has spent his life working in the tea trade, from pot boy and tea taster to director of the world-famous company which carries his name. This beautiful book is perfect for all tea drinkers and those who want to learn more about this popular beverage. ISBN: 0907383866. Our Book No: 22607. $20 AUD.

144. Valcarcel, Roberto; Secretan, Francine; de Kahl, Marciana Vivado (translator) (1996). Francine Secretan. La Paz, Bolivia: Fundacion Cima. 42 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled pamphlet, colour photos (some full-page), faint foxing covers & few pages, top corner tips covers little creased, few light creases rear cover, minor edgewear. This pamphlet shows the sculptures by Bolivian sculptress Francine Secretan. There is a photo of Francine inside the rear cover. In her latest exhibition in Bolivia, she uses the environment and nature for inspiration to create her special sculptures. The pamphlet includes three postcards depicting some of her sculptures. (No date, but 1996. Unnumbered pages.). Our Book No: 40829. $20 AUD.

145. Vallely, Dan; Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (1996). The Great Possum Creek Drought (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: National Book Distributors. 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, owner's written name. A children's picture book in the Possum Creek series, written in verse by Dan Vallely, and illustrated by Yvonne Perrin. The bright very colourful drawings make this a book suitable for all ages. First paperback edition (1996). ISBN: 1864360836. Our Book No: 17976. $15 AUD.

146. Vincent, Sarah; McMahon, Aprille (recipes) (2017). Death by Dim Sim: How I Beat Obesity. Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. 269 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. Sarah Vincent was 122 kilos when she decided to get help to reduce her weight. The breakthrough came when she realised she was addicted to food especially Dim Sims, and a nutritionist helped her to change her eating habits. ISBN: 9780143782117. Our Book No: 30890. $16 AUD.

147. Watson, Lyall (1995). Dark Nature: A Natural History of Evil (1st US ed). New York: HarperCollins. 318 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear & marks jacket. Lyall Watson, the author of Supernature, here writes about the origin and nature of evil. He redefines good and evil in biological terms. Draws on the latest insights of evolutionary ethology, anthropology and psychology. Takes a fresh look at life and the problems our species faces as a result of being too numerous, too greedy and too mobile. ISBN: 0060176881. Our Book No: 22658. $20 AUD.

148. Whateley, Gerard; Moody, Peter (foreword) (2012). Black Caviar: The Horse of a Lifetime (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books / HarperCollins. 390 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pink boards (corners minimally bumped), colour photos centre spread, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, black ribbon bookmark. This book is a tribute to Black Caviar, one of the greatest racehorses in Australian history, a queen of the track who powered into the record books. She has won every race she has started in - a success record not equalled for over 150 years. She is considered the best sprinter in the world. Gerard Whateley is a veteran ABC sports broadcaster wno calls the Melbourne Cup for the ABC. Peter Moody is the trainer. ISBN: 9780733331367. Our Book No: 17990. $26 AUD.

149. Wilkinson, Stephan (2005). Man and Machine: The Best of Stephan Wilkinson. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press. 196 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. A surprising report on the high-speed, high-risk world of restored jets, fast boats, and Formula 1 cars. Stephan Wilkinson (consulting editor of Popular Science magazine) visits a factory where Amish men build custom ambulances, flies an airliner from the glory days of air travel, and has many adventures along the way. ISBN: 159228812X. Our Book No: 22619. $15 AUD.

150. Williams, Maslyn (1974). Florence Copley of Romney. Sydney: Collins. 191 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpapers little toned, minor edgewear jacket (top spine chipped), sticker mark front free flyleaf, owner's written name & date. Historical Australian novel by Maslyn Williams, based on the true story of the beautiful, rich and wilful Florence Copley who was found guilty of murdering her husband. How she was saved from the gallows makes compelling reading. Set in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales (NSW), in the 1840s, when a new kind of society was emerging from the mixture of convict and emigrant settlers, this novel captures the beauty and the ruthlessness, the injustice and the courage, that went into the making of a new nation. ISBN: 000221587X. Our Book No: 22379. $15 AUD.

151. Williams, Pamela (2013). Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch and the Ultimate Revenge. Sydney: HarperCollins. 352 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos centre spread, miniaml creasing front flap jacket, minor edgewear. Pamela Williams provides an incisive, hard-hitting and compelling exposure of media, powerful mates and multimillion-dollar deals. The inside story of the decline of hallowed media company Fairfax, publisher of The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review. Covers 15 years of lost opportunity and mismanagement,, ending in a catastrophic loss of the classified advertising market to the internet. The savage twist is that the new companies dominating the online advertising came under the direct influence of two traditional media tycoons, James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch. Includes exclusive and unprecedented access to Murdoch, Packer, business leaders and powerbrokers. . ISBN: 9780732297664. Our Book No: 16681. $25 AUD.

152. Wilson, Colin (1981). Poltergeist! A Study in Destructive Haunting (1st ed). London: New English Library. 382 pp. Paperback think trade, very good condition, spine little faded as usual, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamps. In this fascinating book on destructive hauntings and moving objects, Colin Wilson examines the evidence and develops a theory of the poltergeist phenomenon. Countless true-life cases of poltergeists have been recorded since the days of ancient Greece. But what are poltergeists? Where do they come from? From the case of a huge black-robed monk that terrorized a family for years, this guide explores a fascinating gallery of noisy entities known as poltergeists. ISBN: 0450054527. Our Book No: 9605. $18 AUD.

153. Wood, Charles H. (editor) (1960). Blair Castle. Derby: Pilgrim Press. 32 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, thin card covers, stapled pamphlet, black & white photos (full-page), coloured map inside both covers, bottom corner rear cover creased, spine little creased, small spot title page, tiny hole front cover, minor edgewear, non-author written & dated dedication title page. From the title page: An illustrated survey of the historic Scottish home of the Dukes of Atholl. Compiled under the supervision of Lord James Stewart Murray 9th Duke of Atholl. There is a family pedigree chart at the rear. (No date, but 1960, written dedication, being: Love to dear Ronald from Nan & Pop April 1960. Unnumbered pages.). Our Book No: 40826. $15 AUD.

154. Wrangham, Francis; Bryan, Harrison; Donaghey, B.; Shapcott Press, The (1963). George Canning: A Contemporary Tribute to Him (1st ed). Brisbane: The Shapcott Press. 10 pp. Paperback large trade, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, single black & white vignette, pages lightly toned, edges little foxed, minute foxing pages & covers, top corner covers & pages creased, few marks rear cover, staples rusted, minor edgewear, owner's name inside front cover. This pamphlet is about George Canning who was First Lord of the Treasury and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in March 1827. Francis Wrangham wrote this tribute in 1827. Based on a manuscript now in the Queensland University Library and Archives. This publication was set up by hand by Harrison Bryan and Brian Donaghey with the assistance of English Honours students in the University of Queensland, at the Shapcott Press. The pamphlet includes an envelope addressed to Professor Ian Stubbin at The University of Queensland with a return address to the Library University of North Carolina. Our Book No: 40803. $25 AUD.

155. Wright, Alan (illustrator) (1949). Koala Friends. London: Collins. 32 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, thick card covers, black & white drawings, color photos, light foxing endpapers, pages lightly toned, two pages slightly LOOSE near end of spine, minor edgewear, written and dated dedication free flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival sleeve. Children's picture story about koalas and their friends. The animals are real but the story is fictional. The main character is a small koala named Christopher. He falls out of his tree, and is attacked by a dingo. His friend Kenny the kangaroo bounds away to get him some help. He knows about a man who helps invalid koalas. Kenny finds the man, and he takes the little koala home until his broken leg is mended, and he can go home to his Mother Queen Caroline and his father King Edward. (Muir 4017. No date, but 1943, written dedication, which states: Peter with love from Auntie Kay Xmas 1943. Muir and Trove state 1949, with no author illustrator.) Our Book No: 40825. $30 AUD.

156. Wright, Judith (1964). City Sunrise. Brisbane: Shapcott Press. 6 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (rusted), single red & white drawing, light foxing covers & pages, edges lightly foxed, spine chipped, minor edgewear. This poem by Judith Wright was previously unpublished. This pamphlet was printed on a century old Columbian press at the Shapcott Press at the University of Queensland. The paper used is Glastonbury antique laid. (Edition limited to 120 copies. Including covers: 6 pages. This copy is out of series. Our Book No: 40805. $30 AUD.

157. Wright, John C.; Wright Lashnits, Judi (with) (1999). The Dog who Would Be King: Tales and Surprising Lessons from a Pet Psychologist (1st ed). Emmaus: Rodale Press. 262 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear & rubbing. A delightful and revealing collection of real-life stories from John Wright, an American pioneer in the field of applied animal behaviour (reducing bad behaviour in pets). He has worked with perplexed dog owners for over 20 years, and relates many revealing case studies in solving behaviour problems in family dogs. ISBN: 1579540023. Our Book No: 22480. $15 AUD.

158. Wyatt, Major D. M. (1990). A Lion in the Colony: An Historical Outline of the Tasmanian Colonial Volunteer Military Forces 1859 - 1901. Hobart: Sixth Military District Museum, Anglesea Barracks. 62 pp. Paperback tall wide trade, good plus condition, stapled, black & white text-photos, few colour photos, minor edgewear corners, card stapled inside front cover, internally excellent. Major D. M. Wyatt provides an historical outline of the formation, decline and subsequent redevelopment of the Tasmanian Volunteer Military Forces from their beginnings in 1859 until the Federation of the Australian colonies in 1901. The title is symbolic of the contributions made by successive British Governments, Tasmanian Governments and colonial military leaders, who all influenced the formation, direction and growth of the Tasmanian Colonial Military Forces from 1859 to 1901. (Stapled card: Army Museum of Tasmania.). ISBN: 0646011774. Our Book No: 30926. $30 AUD.

159. Zekulich, Michael (2001). Flavours of Margaret River: Amberley Estate, Clairault Wines, Voyager Estate, Xanadu. Perth, Subiaco: Churchill Press. 40 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos (some full-page), minimal edgewear. Wines and recipes from Amberley Estate, Clairault Wines, Voyager Estate, and Xanadu wineries in the beautiful Margaret River region in the southwest corner of Western Australia. This book by Michael Zekulich is a great way to learn about the region and pick up some great recipes at the same time. ISBN: 0958598614. Our Book No: 22204. $25 AUD.