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1. Ahmed, Qanta A. (2008). In the Land of Invisible Women: A Female Doctor's Journey in the Saudi Kingdom. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Inc. 454 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, old price sticker mark rear cover. Qanta Ahmed is a young British Muslim doctor who accepts an exciting position in Saudi Arabia. In this autobiography, she discovers what it takes for one woman to re-create herself in the land of invisible women. ISBN: 9781402210877. Our Book No: 25871. $22 AUD.
2. Andrews, Gavin (editor); Henderson, Scott (editor) (2000). Unmet Need in Psychiatry: Problems, Resources, Responses (1st ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 444 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, figures, tables. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This innovative book, edited by two Australian academic psychiatrists, considers ways to resolve the imbalance between the demand and supply of mental health services. Treatment services in most countries reach only a minority of people identified as suffering from a mental disorder. Few countries can provide adequate health services for all the mentally ill, yet none has developed a rational system to decide who should be treated. Could we develop a staged treatment process to reach all in need? If not, how do we decide who to treat? What should the criteria be for deployment of scarce treatment resources? How do we determine such criteria? In this pioneering work, an international team of 60 eminent psychiatrists, epidemiologists, health administrators, economists and health planners (including Australia) seek to improve the current health system. ISBN: 052166229X. Our Book No: 22718. $40 AUD.
3. Arthurs, Peter; Clarke, Arthur C. (foreword) (1981). With Brendan Behan: A Personal Memoir. New York: St Martin's Press. 297 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos centre spread, papered board cover (cloth spine), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. An intimate and startling portrait, during the last years of his life, of the brawling and rough-living Irish playwright and ex-IRA gun runner, by Peter Arthurs, his bodyguard and psychological sparring partner. ISBN: 0312884710. Our Book No: 12908. $25 AUD.
4. Avery, Lieutenant-Colonel Brian (2002). In the Anzac Spirit: The Fourth Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment / NZ (Anzac): South Vietnam 1968 to 1969 (1st ed). Melbourne, Rosebud: Slouch Hat Publications. 224 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, maps, minimal edgewear. Brian Avery covers the training of 4RAR to help them prepare for its move to South Vietnam in 1968. Two New Zealand companies were included into 4RAR upon their arrival in South Vietnam. The numerous operations against the Viet Cong during this tour form the major part of this book. The author vividly describes the daily routine of patrolling, ambushing and endless contacts undertaken by the ordinary infantryman. The main themes of the book are the military skills, endurance, and gallantry of the Australian and Kiwi soldiers as they tracked down, fought and successfully dominated a determined foe in Phuoc Tuy province. ISBN: 095797521X. Our Book No: 30956. $35 AUD.
5. Banerji, Barenya K. (1981). Towards Quiescence and Immortality (1st ed). New York: Philosophical Library. 137 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge coloured, minor edgewear & rubbing jacket, tiny tear one page, minimal pencil underlining. This philosophical and holistic textbook by Barenya Banerji analyzes the way biological factors influence human society, offering a completely new evolutionary approach to development in human society based on such biological laws. By Indian-born Australian philosopher, University of New South Wales, Broken Hill campus. ISBN: 0802223664. Our Book No: 22703. $15 AUD.
6. Bassett, Marnie (1956). The Governor's Lady: Mrs Philip Gidley King: An Australian Historical Narrative (2nd ed). Melbourne: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press. 131 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), black & white photos, frontispiece, map, edgewear jacket (few tiny chips, lightly foxed covers & reverse side, few small stains), pages lightly toned & foxed, endpapers lightly toned, bookshop label front pastedown, protected by removable semi archival plastic sleeve. The adventurous life of Mrs King, who traveled with her husband, Governor Philip King, to the outposts of Sydney and Norfolk Island, far from the niceties of her English home. Mrs King recorded her observations of their life in a journal. This book is charming, full of interest and lively detail. The book provides an enjoyable look at Australian society in the early colonial years. Originally published, 1940. Our Book No: 30915. $20 AUD.
7. Beale, Edgar (1970). Kennedy of Cape York (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 281 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, maps (including endpapers), some edgewear & small edge tears jacket, reverse side lightly foxed, rear cover faded & little marked, flap price-clipped), pages lightly toned, edges & photos lightly foxed, rubber stamp flyleaf, protected by semiarchival plastic sleeve. Edgar Beale has written the first three-dimensional portrait of Edmund Kennedy, a young man who left England "with an almost mad ambition to distinguish himself", as he did with his three expeditions in New South Wales and Queensland. But within seven years he was hunted to his death by Aborigines among the swamps of Cape York. The author treats Kennedy as a completely human character: humorous, brave, gifted, and exuberant. He becomes the hero of a narrative which has dramatic impact, and is based upon meticulous historical research. (ISBN not printed in book.). ISBN: 0851790062. Our Book No: 30939. $40 AUD.
8. Beresford, Quentin; Bekle, Hugo; Phillips, Harry; Mulcock, Jane (2004). The Salinity Crisis: Landscapes, Communities and Politics (Updated ed) [Contemporary Issues Series]. Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 335 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, colour & black & white photos, tables, minor edgewear. Updated edition (adds 8-page epilogue). Salinity is destroying landscapes, communities and biodiversity across rural Australia. This book, the first attempt to provide a comprehensive explanation, describes the relentless drive for agricultural development from massive land-clearing programs, and highlights the decades of denial by governments that salinity was a problem. Acknowledges the pioneering efforts of local communities to fight salinity, and emphasizes the vision needed by governments to halt the damage now. ISBN: 1920694161. Our Book No: 22729. $20 AUD.
9. Birch, David; Schirato, Tony; Srivastava, Sanjay (2001). Asia: Cultural Politics in the Global Age (1st ed). New York: Palgrave. 225 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear. Drawing upon recent advances in critical communication and cultural studies, the three New Zealand and Australian academics engage with the cultural politics of information and the public sphere, diasporic movements, religion, the position of women, masculinity and sexuality, providing new insights into contemporary Asian cultures. With examples from countries across the region, this book provides the tools needed to recognise, understand and discuss Asian cultures and cultural difference. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0312293763. Our Book No: 22716. $18 AUD.
10. Brook, Peter (2005). The Open Door: Thoughts on Acting and Theatre (Reprint ed). New York: Anchor Books. 145 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine ends slightly rubbed, minor edgewear, red remainder stripe bottom edge. In this fascinating book, British actor and director Peter Brook offers a lucid, comprehensive exposition of the philosophy that underlies his theatre life. He gives an unparalleled look at what happens both onstage and behind the scenes, fresh in its insights and with elegant prose. ISBN: 9781400077878. Our Book No: 30961. $20 AUD.
11. Bryan, Nonabah; Young, Stella (1940). Navajo Native Dyes: Their Preparation and Use (1st ed) [Indian Handcrafts]. Chilocco, OK: U.S. Office of Indian Affairs. 76 pp. Paperback large octavo, good condition, light brown card cover (lightly toned), stapled (staples rusted), sepia (brown-tinted) drawings, endpapers lightly foxed, pages lightly toned as usual, some edgewear, owner's written name & date. First edition. Recipes for Navajo native dyes formulated by by Nonabah Bryan, and compiled by Stella Young. When sheep were introduced into the Southwest USA by the Spaniards in the 16th century, wool became accessible to the Navajo. Navajo genius discovered that the plants and minerals of their desert home could be used to change his native white and black wool to a multitude of soft and lustrous colors, producing the antique Navajo rugs so much prized for their simplicity in design. Our Book No: 12796. $20 AUD.
12. Bucke, Richard Maurice (1972). Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind (New ed). London: Olympia Press Ltd. 286 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, some toning pages, corner tips covers slightly creased, scuff top spine, front flyleaf REMOVED (all pages firm), minor edgewear. In this fascinating classic description of mysticism, Canadian psychiatrist Richard Maurice Bucke (1837 - 1902) explains the meaning of Cosmic Consciousness (including his own experience, and that of numerous famous people). In everyday language, he shows that anyone has the ability to transcend the earthly existence by using the minds vast potential. ISBN: 0700412611. Our Book No: 40870. $10 AUD.
13. Byrne, Josh (2020). The Sustainable House Handbook: How to Plan and Build an Affordable Energy-efficient and Waterwise Home for the Future (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Hardie Grant. 191 pp. Paperback small thick quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour text-photos, full-page colour photos, charts, plans, frontispiece. This timely and very down-to-earth and inspiring book, written by Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne, gives ideas on how to plan and build a sustainable home for the future. The book covers planning, design considerations and material selection, electrical fit-out, and landscaping. This is an accessible, easy-to-follow resource for anyone planning their dream house, or thinking about how to live more sustainably. ISBN: 9781743795828. Our Book No: 40877. $38 AUD.
14. Carroll, Lewis; Glue, Donald (illustrator) (1945). Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. Melbourne: Colorgravure / Herald & Weekly Times. 222 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, fair condition only, cloth covered boards, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, line drawings on covers, frontispiece, some creasing spine, pages toned, corners little bumped covers, boards & spine slightly faded, some edgewear, non-author written dedication front flyleaf, sticker mark top corner front cover. This classic story for young adults is about a girl named Alice who had many adventures during her journey through Wonderland and into the Looking Glass. The end of the book has a poem which has the first letter of each line when read downwards spell the name of Alice Pleasance Liddell, the little girl for whom this story was originally told. Line drawings of Cheshire Cat and the Queen of Hearts on covers. (Two books in one: 105 + 117 pages. An Australian edition. No date, but Trove states 1949 and about 1942, for this illustrator.). Our Book No: 30898. $30 AUD.
15. Cato, Nancy (1964). The Sea Ants and Other Stories (1st ed). Melbourne: William Heinemann. 202 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, jacket corners & spine & front cover ends slightly scuffed (some insect damage spine & nearby not affecting title, small toning marks front cover), bottom edge covers & spine edges rubbed. In this first collection of short stories by novelist Nancy Cato, she reveals a feeling for character and a sensitive poetic eye for colour and atmosphere. There are beach scenes, the heat of the desert, the city and the bush. The settings range over the continent of Australia from Hobart in the south to Darwin in the north, from the vineyards of South Australia to a lonely outstation in the Centre. Her ability to portray people who lead undistinguished and mundane lives and who yet suffer great mental and spiritual anguish is shown clearly in a longer than usual story, which concludes the collection. An author photo is on the rear of the dustjacket. Our Book No: 30893. $20 AUD.
16. Chapman, Sir Frederick; Mackaness, George (editor) (1979). Governor Phillip in Retirement [Australian Historical Monographs (New Series)]. Dubbo, NSW: Review Publications. 52 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, green flexible cover, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), few full-page black & white photos (including frontispiece), fore-edge little marked, minor edgewear. The author is Chief Justice of New Zealand. He summarises family letters and diaries (retrieved from a deceased estate in Bath, England) that have some references to Arthur Phillip. (Volume XL in the New Series of the Australian Historical Monographs. Edited by George Mackaness.). ISBN: B000MQRZ5U. Our Book No: 15414. $15 AUD.
17. Chittister, Joan (2011). The Radical Christian Life: A Year with Saint Benedict (1st ed). Mulgrave, VIC: John Garratt Publishing. 129 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corner tips. Sister Joan Chittister considers how the insights and values of the sixth-century monk St Benedict can illuminate today's search for a meaningful life. The book has twelve stories from Benedict's life, one for each month. ISBN: 9781921946196. Our Book No: 30948. $18 AUD.
18. Cilento, Sir Raphael; Lack, Clem (collaborator) (1959). Triumph in The Tropics - An Historical Sketch of Queensland 1770 - 1959 (Centenary Year 1959). Brisbane: Smith & Paterson. 446 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good plus dustjacket), blue cloth cover (bottom edge covers very mottled, edge front cover little mottled, base rubbed), black & white photos, colour photo frontispiece, folded map in bound-in envelope, corners flaps clipped jacket (some edge tears), minor foxing edges, pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written dedication), protected by removable plastic sleeve backed by brown paper. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. An historical sketch of Queensland to mark its 100th anniversary celebrations. Compiled and edited by Raphael Cilento, assisted by Clem Lack, for the Historical Committee of the Centenary Celebrations Council of Queensland. (This copy contains the foldout map in a bound-in envelope, which is missing from most copies.). ISBN: B0000CKIJ2. Our Book No: 16216. $40 AUD.
19. Cook, Peter J. (editor) (2014). Geologically Storing Carbon: Learning from the Otway Project Experience. Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 384 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour text-figures & photos, tables, tiny bump top spine. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book, edited by Peter Cook, provides a detailed account of the CO2CRC Otway Project, one of the most comprehensive demonstrations of the deep geological storage or geosequestration of carbon dioxide undertaken anywhere. This book has 18 comprehensive chapters, written by leading experts in the field, and is more than a record of outstanding science - it is about learning by doing. The book explains how the project was organised, managed, funded and constructed, as well as the approach taken to community issues, regulations and approvals. The book is for geologists, engineers, regulators, project developers, industry, communities, anyone who wants to understand how a carbon storage project works. It is also for people who are concerned with getting an in-depth appreciation of one of the key technology options for decreasing greenhouse emissions to the atmosphere. ISBN: 9781486302307. Our Book No: 30955. $100 AUD.
20. Council, North Sydney (1998). Hands across Time: A Guide to North Sydney's Aboriginal History and Culture. Sydney: North Sydney Council. 16 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, glossy covers & pages, stapled pamphlet, colour text-photos. A little pamphlet about the Aboriginal culture and history of North Sydney. The original occupants, the Cammeraygal, also known as the Gammeraigal Clan or Band of the Kuringgai Tribe, lived along the foreshores and in the bushland, cliffs and rock shelters prior to the arrival of Europeans. Covered: Sites at Balls Head, Berry Island, Kirribilli Cammeray and Cremorne - some place names - the role of Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council as caretaker of sites - native title and reconciliation. ISBN: 0646347772. Our Book No: 22127. $15 AUD.
21. Craw, Caroline (1990). The View from the Saddle: Horse Trekking on Banks Peninsula. Banks Peninsula, New Zealand: Caroline Craw / Overleigh Horse Treks. 90 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, inside front cover lightly toned, minor edgewear. Caroline Craw writes about her farm in the Banks Peninsula, near Christchurch, New Zealand, where she and her husband Murray run horse trekking adventures. The author tells some wonderful stories about the horses and the many animals that are part of this great family. The sketches and photos make this a very inspiring story. ISBN: 0473010070. Our Book No: 22694. $20 AUD.
22. Davy, Vickie (editor); Adams, Saskia (editor); Warren, Katrina (foreword) (2011). PetRescue's Amazing Dog Stories: True Tales of Second-chance Dogs and the Lives They Changed (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Group. 277 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. This uplifting collection contains over 100 original Australian dog stories of canine survival, loyalty and unconditional love. These stories come from vets, volunteers, and adopted families and show how important and enriching having a pet in your life can be. The first author, Vickie Davy, is a co-founder of PetRescue, which re-homes 20,000 dogs each year. ISBN: 9780670075690. Our Book No: 28402. $20 AUD.
23. Dieppe, Clive (1973). As It Was: A Graphic Frontline Record in Pictures, the Majority Never Before Published, of our Diggers and Their Foe on the Western Front 1916 - 1918 (1st ed). Sydney: Wentworth Books. 136 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket) black & white text-photos (including pastedowns), spine faded jacket (light insect damage & foxing reverse side, fore-edges rubbed, small edge tears, little rubbing, small biro mark), pages lightly toned, some edgewear. Clive Dieppe provides a record of of our Diggers and their foe on the Western Front 1916 - 1918. This vivid pictorial documentation, arranged and edited by Clive Dieppe, sets out to give a more active and realistic presentation of the Western Front fighting as it appeared to our First A.I.F soldiers in the war (World War 1) that changed the world. There are over 190 dramatic and mainly front line photos, almost all not previously published. This amazing book recaptures with this on the spot photography and supporting written articles, a reality as existed in that Great War. ISBN: 0855870486. Our Book No: 30938. $25 AUD.
24. Dudgeon, Piers (2014). Maeve Binchy: The Biography (1st U.S. ed). New York: Thomas Dunne / St Martin's Press. 335 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, pages lightly toned, sticker mark front cover jacket. Piers Dudgeon has drawn on extensive research and many humorous personal anecdotes to write this biography of Maeve Binchy, the Irish romance novelist. The biography celebrates the life of a down-to-earth, compassionate and charming woman who touched hearts around the world and left behind an amazing legacy. Many of her stories were based on her own hard-won experience growing up in Ireland. ISBN: 9781250047144. Our Book No: 30958. $30 AUD.
25. Dyson, Simon; Brown, Brian (2006). Social Theory and Applied Health Research (1st p/b ed) [Understanding Social Science Series]. Maidenhead, Berks: Open University Press / McGraw-Hill Education. 222 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Two social research academics clearly explain the relationship between social theory and applied research, and how theory makes us better researchers. Good research demands a strong understanding of theoretical assumptions. Provides a resource for students and professionals, particularly in health and social care, who wish to undertake social research. Provides an accessible assessment of dilemmas facing social researchers in trying to make sense of the world of health care. It links theory and method by presenting an account of how reflection can help amend, complement and strengthen a practical research strategy (keeping in mind reliability and validity of the measurements). ISBN: 0335210341. Our Book No: 12914. $25 AUD.
26. Eames, Jim (1998). Reshaping Australia's Aviation Landscape: The Federal Airports Corporation 1986 - 1998. Sydney, Edgecliff: Focus Publishing. 143 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), text-photos with faint green-tinted background, minor edgewear jacket, minor rubbing corners & spine ends. Jim Eames relates the story of the rise and fall of the Federal Airports Corporation. During its 12 year history, the FAC became one of the world's great airport authorities, before falling victim to the privatisation juggernaut of the 1990s. An entertaining read, as well as an important source for scholars, academics and others seeking a factual account of one of the most dynamic periods of Australia's aviation history. Reveals the facts about pork-barrelling leading to questionable airport developments, the problem of airport noise, and the controversial third runway at Sydney Airport. ISBN: 1875359478. Our Book No: 22724. $30 AUD.
27. Ellis, M. H. (1955). John Macarthur (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 603 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), single colour plate, black & white photos, frontispiece, maps including endpapers, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (flap edges lightly foxed, few edge tears, slight loss top spine, corners chipped, spine faded & lightly foxed, slightly rubbed), edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, dustjacket protected by removable semi archival plastic sleeve. This is the first full-length biography of John Macarthur published in the 150th year after he returned from England with the first authenticated pure merino sheep, and after having persuaded the British Privy Council that wool was the secret of the future growth of the colony of New South Wales. The broad outline and the detail of the story have been verified by careful research and covered by many reference notes and a bibliography which makes this book the authoritative work on its subject and upon the governments of Hunter, King, and Bligh. The author removes many of the fallacies about Macarthur's lowly origins. This book will aid the serious student of early Australian history, and prove fascinating reading for everyone interested in the origins of Australian life and prosperity and the people who shaped them. Our Book No: 30947. $30 AUD.
28. Ellis, M. H. (1958). Lachlan Macquarie: His Life, Adventures and Times (3rd ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 614 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, colour portrait frontispiece, endpaper map, minor edgewear, bookplate prelim page, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Third edition (1958). Biography by M. H. Ellis of the Scottish soldier, Lachlan Macquarie, who was the innovative governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. His innovations included the first organized finance and commerce, the first inland exploration and settlement, the first first highways and paved streets, as well as fine architecture and official patronage of the arts and literature. (Originally published in 1947. The black bookplate is for Brian McGrath, shows a man fishing, and is designed by Alison Forbes.). ISBN: B001L4I6I2. Our Book No: 18026. $40 AUD.
29. Ellis, M. H. (1958). Lachlan Macquarie: His life, Adventures and Times (3rd revised ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 614 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), colour plates including frontispiece, single black & white plate, map, edges little foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (spine faded, flap edges lightly foxed, small edge tears, slight loss top spine, corners chipped, tiny piece missing rear cover corner), pages lightly toned, some edgewear. Third edition. Biography by M. H. Ellis of the Scottish soldier who was innovative and respected governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. The author has revised the text, correcting some small errors in dates, largely due to misprinting, and in quotations. He also adds a little material which has come to light in the past ten years, clarifying some passages hastily written in the turmoil of the years after the close of the Second World War. He adjusts the account of the rebellion against Governor Bligh, and the evaluation of the proceedings of John M'Arthur to the facts in the M'Arthur family papers and other research material not available when the earlier editions were issued. (All 8 colour plates present. Loosely inserted related printed material and newspaper clippings.). Our Book No: 30944. $40 AUD.
30. Eltahawy, Mona (2015). Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution (1st ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 240 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner creased back cover, minor edgewear. Mona Eltahawy travels across the Middle East and North Africa, meeting with women and listening to their stories. she explains that since the Arab Spring began, women in the region have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political system that treats women as second-class citizens. The book is a plea for action on behalf of Muslim women, motivated by outrage and hope in equal measure. ISBN: 9780297609018. Our Book No: 40873. $20 AUD.
31. Erickson, Todd E. (editor); Barrett, Russell L. (editor); Merritt, David J. (editor); Dixon, Kingsley W. (editor) (2016). Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide: Plant Restoration in Australia's Arid Northwest (1st ed). Melbourne, Clayton South: CSIRO Publishing. 295 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, frontispiece, maps, figures, tables, slight bump base of spine, minimal edgewear. This edited book is the first to combine plant identification with robust, scientific criteria for cost-effective seed-based rehabilitation in the Pilbara (northwest Western Australia). The book describes 103 regional plant taxa and provides guidelines for the effective collection, cleaning, storage and germination of their seeds. The photos show the subtle differences and unique features of biology of each species. The book will be very useful to practitioners in the field, including environmental consultants, rehabilitation companies, commercial seed collectors and government authorities, as well as naturalists and people interested in growing the Pilbara's remarkable plants. ISBN: 9781486305520. Our Book No: 30954. $60 AUD.
32. Fennimore, Stephen; MacKnight, Ninon (illustrator) (1949). Bush Holiday (2nd ed). Garden City, NJ: Junior Literary Guild / Doubleday & Company, Inc. 241 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), black & white drawings, illustrated endpapers, pages lightly toned, edges uncut, some edge tears jacket (large piece missing top spine, slight loss top & bottom edges, corners missing replaced by tape, white paper attached to reverse side fills in missing pieces but cover illustration complete), cover corners little bumped, some edgewear, autograph (written & dated dedication from illustrator on front flyleaf), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An Australian story for young adults by Stephen Fennimore about a boy from the United States named Martin Haddon who came to stay in Australia with people he did not know. Life at Tangari was full of adventures with daily expeditions into the bush, a beetle hunt, a 20-mile trek by horseback through blazed trails, and Penny's hidey-hole (the charming drawings on the endpapers were found on the walls of her cave). But until Martin set out alone to spend a day in the bush did he have the chance to show the makings of a real bush and at the same time save his own life, and later help save Tangari. The author has relived many scenes from his own boyhood, which was spent in Australia. The Australian-born artist Ninon McKnight has captured the characters and the background in her fine pen-and-ink drawings. This book was chosen by The Junior Literary Guild as an outstanding adventure book for boys and girls. Second copyright edition. (Not listed in Muir.). Our Book No: 30903. $30 AUD.
33. Fewster, Angela (1982). Black Chrysanthemums. Melbourne, Montmorency: Yackandandah Playscripts. 69 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), bottom edge untrimmed & lightly foxed, minor edgewear. A play by Angela Fewster set in a fictional deserted Victorian gold mining town in the year 1860. ISBN: 0868050024. Our Book No: 12886. $25 AUD.
34. Foulis, Ida; Grahame-Johnstone, Janet (illustrator); Grahame-Johnstone, Anne (illustrator) (1957). This Land of Kings 1066 - 1399 (Reprint ed). London: Ward Lock. 128 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, pictorial cover, frontispiece, colour plates, black & white drawings, new cloth spine (rear board replaced, new endpapers), corners covers bumped, corner tips covers rubbed, few toned marks front free flyleaf, edges foxed, light foxing endpapers, minor edgewear. A fascinating book for young adults that tells the stories of several English kings: William the Conqueror, William II, Henry I, Stephen, Henry II, Richard I, John, Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, Edward III, Richard II. The large colourful plates bring the histories to life. Our Book No: 30902. $30 AUD.
35. French, Jackie (2011). Nanberry: Black Brother White. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 309 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This is an Australian historical novel for young adults, based on the story of an Aboriginal boy adopted by Surgeon John White to raise as his son. The story is set in 1789, in Sydney Cove. A Children's Council of Australia Honour Book. Will interest a wide age range. . ISBN: 9780732290221. Our Book No: 26459. $15 AUD.
36. French, Maurice (1979). A Century of Homemaking: A History of the Toowoomba Permanent Building Society 1875 - 1975. Toowoomba, QLD: Darling Downs Institute Press. 195 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), tables, black & white text-photos, maps, jacket little rubbed (minor edgewear, tiny hole fore-edge, small mark front cover), pages lightly toned, protected by brown paper backed semiarchival plastic sleeve Maurice French provides the first full-length study of an Australian building society. The book outlines the self-help philosophy of the Toowoomba Society, explores its inner workings, and portrays it key personalities. The story is supported by historical and architectural illustrations. The book will interest historians, economists, building society personnel, and anyone interested in the economic and social development of a major Queensland provincial city. ISBN: 0909306192. Our Book No: 30940. $30 AUD.
37. Friedman, Meyer; Rosenman, Ray H. (1990). Type A Behavior and Your Heart (Reprint ed) [Type A Behaviour]. New York: Fawcett Crest. 319 pp. Paperback small, fair condition (reading copy), edges front cover stained, pages lightly toned, spine little creased, minor edgewear, internally very good. Two medical doctors (cardiologists) identify the Type A personality as a significant and overlooked predictor of heart attacks. A bestseller. ISBN: 0449200736. Our Book No: 1075. $10 AUD.
38. Gillard, Julia; Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi (2020). Women and Leadership Real Lives, Real Lessons (1st ed). Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. 326 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, slight bump spine edge, minor edgewear. This is an inspirational and practical book sharing the experience and advice of some of our amazing women leaders, in their own words. Jacinda Ardern, Hillary Clinton, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Michelle Bachelet, Erina Solberg, Theresa May, Joyce Banda and Christine Lagarde all present a lively and readable analysis of the influence of gender on women’s access to positions of leadership, the perceptions of them as leaders, the trajectory of their leadership and the circumstances in which it comes to an end. Julia Gillard was the first female Prime Minister of Australia. ISBN: 9780143794288. Our Book No: 40879. $30 AUD.
39. Glynn, Paul (2003). The Wayside Stream: Reconciliation. Sydney, Hunters Hill: Marist Fathers Books. 156 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minimal rubbing & creasing covers, minor edgewear. Paul Glynn, and Australian Marist Brother from the Marist Mission in Japan, gathers stories about people who experienced healing and reconciliation, particularly between Japanese and Australians after WW2. They tell how they approached the problem, were helped to overcome it, and speak of the resultant great peace and new freedom experienced. ISBN: 0958184410. Our Book No: 22688. $12 AUD.
40. Goodhart, David (2020). Head Hand Heart: The Struggle for Dignity and Status in the 21st Century (1st ed). London: Allen Lane / Penguin Books. 347 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. David Goodhart divides human aptitudes into three: Head (cognitive), Hand (manual and craft), and Heart (caring, emotional). The author discusses the need to re-imagine the meaning of skilled work, so that people who work with their hands and hearts are valued alongside workers who manipulate data. A timely book for now and the future. David Goodhart is a journalist and founder of Prospect magazine. ISBN: 9780241391570. Our Book No: 40874. $30 AUD.
41. Greenaway, Kate; Thorpe, James (introduction) (1974). Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes (Facsimile ed). USA: Grant Dahlstrom / Castle Press. 28 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, stiffened card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), colour drawings, minimal foxing, owner's written name title page. A small booklet of Kate Greenaway's wonderful children's illustrations and rhymes about Mother Goose which will delight children of any age. Originally published in London in 1881. A facsimile edition, dated 1974, reproduced from the copy in the Huntington Library. Illustrated by Kate Greenaway, and engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. Our Book No: 22280. $15 AUD.
42. Griffin, Joe; Tyrrell, Ivan; Winn, Denise (with) (2008). Release from Anger: A Practical Handbook (1st ed) [The Human Givers Approach]. East Sussex: HG Publishing. 247 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, slight bump top spine, minor edgewear. Provides clear advice and practical examples of how to deal with inappropriate anger, whether you or someone else struggles with anger outbursts or excessive rage. It explains what happens, both mentally and physiologically, when anger suddenly erupts. Looks at anger as an addiction and explains the reasons behind many compulsive outbursts. It also shows how effective communication skills, verbal and nonverbal, can unlock the trance-like state of anger and defuse aggression in even potentially violent situations. Includes an emotional needs checklist. ISBN: 9781899398072. Our Book No: 40869. $18 AUD.
43. Haidt, Jonathan (2013). The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 501 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Jonathan Haidt, an American social psychology academic, wisely explores why our political leaders can't work together. Our minds are hardwired to be moral and judgemental. Conservatives and liberals (progressives) live in different moral universes (politics and religion). He blends his own research findings with those of anthropologists, historians, and other psychologists to draw a map of the moral domain. Why do ideas such as "fairness" and "freedom" mean such different things to different people? He explains why conservatives can navigate that map more skilfully than can liberals. He then examines the origins of morality, overturning the view that evolution made us fundamentally selfish creatures. It is possible to liberate ourselves from the disputes that divide good people, and to cooperate with those whose views differ from our own. ISBN: 9780141039169. Our Book No: 18011. $22 AUD.
44. Hanrahan, Barbara (1973). The Scent of Eucalyptus (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus. 188 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edges little foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (spine lightly faded, flap edges foxed, few foxed spots spine, flap price-clipped), pages lightly toned, few age spots endpapers, small mark rear flyleaf, minor edgewear. This Australian novel by Barbara Hanrahan is a rich, sharp and authentic look at a child’s world with its mix of fact and fantasy. The story has the perfect conjunction of acute sensitivity and vigour, innocent lyricism and harsh realism. ISBN: 0701119268. Our Book No: 30946. $30 AUD.
45. Hanrahan, Barbara (1980). The Frangipani Gardens (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages toned, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly foxed), endpapers lightly foxed. First edition. In this novel by Barbara Hanrahan, it is 1927, and the Duke and Duchess of York are on their way to Australia to open the first parliament at Canberra. In the Adelaide Hills, Lou Mundy, fifteen, fills her afternoons with dreams of the Royal pair and Adelaide’s high society, and wishes her world wasn’t small and safe. Near Lou, at The Frangipani Gardens, live two legends of the Adelaide social world, Boy and Girlie O’Brien. Lou’s life changes when she makes friends with Girlie. The author guides the reader through a hard layer of surface reality to reach the climax, raw and primitive, that goes back through the Middle Ages into prehistory. ISBN: 0702215627. Our Book No: 40868. $20 AUD.
46. Hanrahan, Barbara (1987). Dream People (1st ed). London: Grafton Books. 175 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, few tiny foxed spots edges. First edition. Barbara Hanrahan has written this collection of short stories, whose subjects range from Fred - the lover of nature and music and art - to Tottie Tippett, who used to dream she could fly like an angel, but she did not know where she wanted to fly. ISBN: 0246131659. Our Book No: 40867. $25 AUD.
47. Hanrahan, Barbara (1988). The Chelsea Girl (1st ed). London / Sydney: Grafton Books. 208 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), front & rear hinge slightly split (pages firm), light foxing edges, top spine jacket creased (light edgewear), light foxing reverse side), boards little faded, toning fore-edges, remainder mark bottom edge, pages lightly toned. This Australian novel by Barbara Hanrahan is about a girl named Sarah Hodge. The story is about a bygone London and the story of a girl’s passage into womanhood. The story involves tragedy, courage, love and sacrifice. It is a powerful tale, beautifully told. ISBN: 0246131667. Our Book No: 30945. $15 AUD.
48. Hepworth, T. S. (editor) (1948). Castaways of the Monoboola. Sydney: Dymock's Book Arcade. 213 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), pages toned, small edge tears jacket (small piece missing top spine, base spine chipped, corners missing, edgewear, spine marked), inner hinge split (pages firm), corners little bumped, covers little rubbed, light stain fore-edge & bottom edge few pages, bookshop label inside front cover, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This Australian adventure story for boys is about two boys who were transported early last century, to the penal colony at Brisbane, but are wrecked on the voyage, cast ashore on the coast and fall into the hands of the Aborigines. They learn to live as natives do. They are rescued and pardoned. A story full of adventure and action and a strong educational value because it has some history of how Aborigines lived. The age range stated is 10 to 15 years. Our Book No: 30892. $25 AUD.
49. Herbert, Xavier; Lindesay, Vane (jacket design) (1963). Disturbing Element (1st ed). Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire. 271 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), reverse side jacket & top edge flaps minimally foxed (flap not clipped), vertical faint crease front & rear free flyleaves, edges little foxed, minor edgewear, non-author written name. First edition. An autobiographical account of the first 24 years of the life of Xavier Herbert, the controversial Australian novelist. Recounts his birth on the northwest Coast of Western Australia, the son of a prospector turned horse-breaker turned railway engine driver, and his unlikely career as a pharmaceutical chemist, and conversion to Catholicism. Our Book No: 30950. $20 AUD.
50. Hewett, Anita; Tocher, Marjorie (illustrator) (1980). Kangaroo Joey Finds His Shadow (Reprint ed). Sydney: Ashton Scholastic / The Bodley Head. 31 pp. Paperback wide trade, fair only condition, stapled pamphlet, colour drawings & single-colour drawings (light brown), pages lightly toned & slightly foxed, staples rusted, wear along spine, covers creased, inside covers lightly toned, light foxing inside covers & some pages, slight loss spine ends covers, minor toning rear cover, few small scuffs, minor edgewear, owner's written name. This well-loved little children's book by Anita Hewitt is about a joey and his mother. Joey Kangaroo did not want to leave his mother's pouch until he discovered the magic of her shadow as she hopped along with him in her pouch. He then wanted to hop along so he could also make a shadow as he hopped from place to place. The delightful drawings make the kangaroos lifelike. This very special book would appeal to all ages. Our Book No: 30905. $15 AUD.
51. High Commissioner for Australia, The Authority of (1937). The Australians Guide Book (12th year ed). London: Australia House. 111 pp. Paperback small square, good condition, thin card covers, black & white photos, maps, black & white adverts, fold-out colour map, pages lightly toned, few marks covers & first page, light toning inside covers, top corner tips rear cover & last few pages creased, minor edgewear, minor biro annotation one page. This booklet suggests some of the attractions of London which may interest the Australian visitor to Britain. The little book is packed with information, maps, and adverts about London. Some of the general contents include: Australia House, London, Art Galleries, Museums and Theatres, Memorials, Sporting and Public Events, Map of London in colour, Country Seats and Gardens, Mail and Cable Information. Twelfth year of publication (originally published, 1925). Our Book No: 40882. $50 AUD.
52. Hogarth, Ann (1952). The Green Muffin Book [Muffin Books]. London: University of London Press. 95 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, fair condition only, pictorial board cover, black & white & colour drawings, endpapers & edges lightly foxed, corners bumped & worn, edgewear, wear along spine edges, slight loss spine ends, cover edges rubbed, rear cover little rubbed & marked, pages lightly toned, few marks & toned spots some pages, pencil drawings rear blank page, colour drawing rear pastedown (impressions facing page). A book of stories, games, puzzles, cartoons, things to make, verse, and hobby pages from the 1950s. They have some exciting and unusual adventures. Muffin and his friends are Hogarth puppets which were part of a television show in Britain. They first appeared in an edition of For The Children broadcast on 20th October, 1946. They became Britain's best-known puppet company at home and abroad. Our Book No: 30897. $25 AUD.
53. Honey, Madeleine (1947). Diana. Sydney, Edgecliff: Bilson. 292 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, fair condition only, covers little slanted, pages toned, spine edges rubbed, small tear bottom edge single page, top edge foxed, corners & bottom edge covers little rubbed, some edgewear. This Australian story for young adults is about a girl named Diana and her family who live at Wattawarra, and though the small township is only 50 miles from Sydney, it felt like they lived hundreds of miles outback because it felt very lonely. Their mother had died suddenly a couple of years before, and their father has the help of a lady called Pat. Diana has many adventures along the way including running away before the story ends happily. (No date, but about 1947, Trove.). Our Book No: 30901. $20 AUD.
54. Hopkins, Major-General R. N. L. (1978). Australian Armour: A History of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps 1927 - 1972 (1st ed). Canberra: Australian War Memorial / Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS). 371 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos including frontispiece, maps, some edgewear jacket (few edge tears, edges creased, reverse side lightly toned & foxed),edges foxed, light foxing flyleaves, corner tips two pages creased, light foxing top part & fore-edges some pages, rubber stamp rear cover jacket & last page, book review pasted to front flyleaf. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Major-General R. N. L. Hopkins tells the story of Australian tanks and tank-men. After a brief introduction to the invention and early employment of tanks in the 1914-1918 War, the book describes the triumphs and the frustrations in both peace and conflict from the first Australian purchase of tanks in 1927 until 1972. The book also includes details of operations in Vietnam where squadrons of the 1st Armoured Regiment demonstrated once more the vital importance of armour in modern warfare and the high degree of excellence maintained by the Royal Australian Armoured Corps. Loosely inserted: Military ephemera. ISBN: 0642994072. Our Book No: 30941. $50 AUD.
55. Irvine, Nance (1997). Eliza! Eliza!: A Biography of Eliza Winstanley 1818 - 1882. Canberra: Mulini Press. 52 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, as new condition, card cover, black & white drawings (some full-page), black & white author photo rear cover The fascinating story of Eliza Winstanley, one of Australia's earliest actresses and writers. Born in England and arriving in Sydney in 1833 she became an actress on the stage of the Royal Theatre. She achieved much success in the theatres of Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne and then went overseas to London and New York. She gave up the stage in middle life and became the most successful editor of the family magazine Bow Bells (and English weekly), and wrote over 30 serials and novels some with an Australian background and story. Eliza returned to Australia about 1879 and died in Sydney in 1882. ISBN: 0949910724. Our Book No: 23918. $35 AUD.
56. Jenkins, Tom; Jenkins, Richard (1995). Capes West: Margaret River Images. Cowaramup, WA: Capes West Publishing. 108 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. This book describes a precious place - the land and sea between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in the south-west of Western Australia. Here, in words and pictures, are its people, surf, wine, beauty, beaches, forests, wildlife, caves, food, farming, history and art. Words and drawings by Tom Jenkins, photos by Richard Jenkins. ISBN: 0646224905. Our Book No: 22648. $12 AUD.
57. Jolliffe, Eric (1981). Jolliffe's Outback, no 111: Cartoons and Australiana Study to Frame. Sydney, Dee Why: E. Jolliffe. 66 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet, black & white cartoons, edge tear one page repaired, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Saltbush Bill and family provide more fun in the outback. With commentary on shearing sheds past and present, the pig-sty, and die-back. Best of Witchetty's Tribe at the rear ("returned from a long walkabout, in response to requests from fans, and rave communications from Al Grassby and others"). Witchetty has been withdrawn from all other periodicals to appear exclusively in "Jolliffe’s Outback" and "Identity", the Aboriginal periodical. "The mail order service for back issues of Jolliffe's Outback is now terminated.". Our Book No: 25610. $20 AUD.
58. Jones, David; Gray, Bruce (photographer) (1991). Palms in Australia: Over 300 Native and Exotic Species (Reprint ed). Sydney, Balgowlah: Reed. 278 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, fair condition reading copy (in fair dustjacket), colour photos, few black & white drawings, tables, figures, some insect damage (edges of covers & spine, showing as white spots), minor edgewear jacket (foxing reverse side), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, few scuffs edges & green endpapers, light foxing few pages at front & rear, spine ends slightly rubbed, some edgewear. David Jones provides a comprehensive book on palms. He describes all 57 species native to Australia plus a further 300 exotic species suitable for Australian and New Zealand conditions. The book has a straightforward alphabetical arrangement of descriptions of all species. Over 200 colour photos plus black & white photos illustrate many species and detailed line drawings explain botanical points. There is a comprehensive glossary and appendices to assist the professional horticulturist and the keen gardener. Numerous photographs by Bruce Gray. ISBN: 0730100073. Our Book No: 30935. $30 AUD.
59. Keene, Carolyn (2007). The Quest of the Missing Map [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. London: Grosset & Dunlap. 178 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial covers, printed on recycled paper, few black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, spine ends slightly bumped. Crime novel for young adults by Carolyn Keene, from the popular Nancy Drew series. The search for the map becomes filled by dangers and intrigue. However, Nancy outwits her enemies with the help of her friends, and solves one of the most challenging cases in her career as a teenage investigator. (No 19 in this Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series.). ISBN: 044809519X. Our Book No: 30952. $12 AUD.
60. Keene, Carolyn (2007). The Clue of the Tapping Heels (1st this ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. London: Grosset & Dunlap. 176 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial covers, printed on recycled paper, few black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, spine ends slightly bumped. Crime novel for young adults by Carolyn Keene, from the popular Nancy Drew series. This is another challenging mystery for Nancy and her friends to solve. Nancy has to outwit three criminals, and find an actress's prized Persian cats. Nancy also brings happiness to the actress by arranging a romantic reunion with her former leading man. (No 16 in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series.). ISBN: 0448095165. Our Book No: 30953. $12 AUD.
61. Keogh, Colonel E. G.; Capper, G. M. (maps) (1965). The South West Pacific 1941 - 45 (1st ed). Melbourne: Grayflower Productions. 479 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), maps, jacket little rubbed (some edgewear, some insect damage front & rear covers, spine toned), corners scuffed, light foxing flaps & reverse side, white background little marked, tiny edge tears), pages lightly toned, light foxing edges, endpapers lightly foxed & toned, label pasted over written details front free flyleaf, rubber stamp & minor texta (two digits) front cover jacket. The first chapter of this book describes developments in the Far East and the Pacific from the early days of European colonization in Asia to the Japanese decision to intervene in World War 2. The second is about an examination of British and Australian defence policies and preparations from 1920 to the outbreak of war in 1939. The third chapter describes in outline the initial Japanese onslaught from their attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941, to the fall of Singapore and the conquest of Indonesia. These three chapters are intended to set the stage for a detailed look at the war in the South-West Pacific area. Our Book No: 30942. $25 AUD.
62. Kiat, Hosen (2002). Eastwest Medical Makeover: 14 Days to Feeling Fabulous [East West Medical Makeover]. Sydney, St Leonards: Image of Distinction. 159 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Dr Hosen Kiat, an Australian cardiologist, describes the best of Western and Eastern medicine, including nutrition and exercise, to improve your health. . ISBN: 0958033501. Our Book No: 9908. $20 AUD.
63. Kirkwood, Roger; Goldsworthy, Simon (2013). Fur Seals and Sea Lions [Australian Natural History Series]. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 151 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, black & white text-photos & drawings (figures), minimal edgewear. While charismatic and doglike in appearance, fur seals and sea lions are also top level predators in southern Australian marine ecosystems. Although all were harvested to near extinction 200 years ago, fur seals are now common in near-shore waters across southern Australia. Sea lions, however, are endangered. Roger Kirkwood and Simon Goldsworthy describe the comparative evolutionary ecology, biology, life-history, behaviour, conservation status, threats, history of human interactions and latest research on the three species of otariids that live in the waters of southern Australia: the Australian fur seal, New Zealand fur seal and Australian sea lion. It also includes brief descriptions of Antarctic and Subantarctic seals that occupy the Antarctic pack-ice and remote Australian territories of Macquarie Island and Heard Island. ISBN: 9780643096929. Our Book No: 16483. $30 AUD.
64. Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth (1977). Questions and Answers on Death and Dying (Reprint ed). New York: Collier Paperbacks / Macmillan. 177 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. American psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross answers questions about accepting the end of life, suicide, terminal illness and euthanasia. By the author of the landmark bestseller "On Death and Dying”. ISBN: 0020891504. Our Book No: 10217. $10 AUD.
65. Lamond, Henry G. (1978). Big Red (Reissue ed). Melbourne: Sun Books. 219 pp. Paperback small, good condition, covers lightly creased, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear, old price marks. A novel by Henry Lamond about the harsh life of an Australian red kangaroo mob. Never has the excitement, danger and stark realism of the Australian bush brought to lfe. Reissue edition: Orange kangaroo drawing on cover. ISBN: 0725100052. Our Book No: 2465. $10 AUD.
66. Landers, Rachel (2016). Who Bombed the Hilton? (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 403 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few light marks white background on covers, minor edgewear. On 13 February 1978, as regional heads of state met at Sydney's Hilton Hotel, a bomb exploded outside. Two garbage collectors and a police officer were killed. The crime is still unsolved, and it is refered to as the first terrorist murder on Australian soil. Rachel Landers is an award-winning filmmaker and historian who wrestles with this complex cold case in forensic detail. Exposes the Ananda Marga connection, as well as the corruption, conspiracy theories and political intrigue. ISBN: 9781742233512. Our Book No: 40872. $20 AUD.
67. Lawton, William (1988). Being Christian, Being Australian: Contemporary Christianity Down Under [Moore Theological College Lecture Series]. Sydney, Homebush West: Lancer Books / ANZEA Publishers. 128 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, minor edgewear. William Lawton, a staff member of Moore Theological College, examines factors faced by Australian Christians today. Contrary to modern belief, being Christian and being Australian is not a contradiction in terms. Australia provides a unique environment in which Christianity is struggling to survive. From the Moore Theological College Lecture Series. ISBN: 0858923955. Our Book No: 12909. $15 AUD.
68. Leavitt, John F. (1973). The Charles W. Morgan. Mystic Seaport, CT: Marine Historical Association / Weslayan University Press. 131 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, no jacket, very good condition, black cloth covers, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), few black & white photos, endpaper drawings with boat plan, cover corners slightly bumped, small mark top edge, minor edgewear, bookplate inside front cover (slightly overlaps boat plan, but the same plan is also inside the rear cover). The story of the restoration of The Charles W. Morgan, the only wooden whaling boat to remain in the United States. The whaleship was built in 1841 and is now preserved at Mystic Seaport (Connecticut) as the only example of its type in the United States. Based on manuscript material in the G. W. Blunt White Library of The Marine Historical Association at Mystic Seaport. (There is loosely inserted ephemera inside the back of the book, which includes the story of the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan. The story appeared in The Age on 10/6/2011. There are also colour photos of ships which appeared in the National Geographic in August, 1950.). ISBN: 0913372099. Our Book No: 40865. $30 AUD.
69. Lemov, Rebecca (2015). Database of Dreams: The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity (1st ed). New Haven: Yale University Press (YUP). 354 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, tiny dent bottom edge front cover. Rebecca Lemov reports on Harvard psychologist Bert Kaplan who set out to build the largest database of sociological information ever assembled. It was the mid-1950s, just before the dawn of the digital age (and the later big data projects). Kaplan, along with anthropologist A. I. Hallowell and a team of researchers, gathered research from a varied range of non-European subjects among remote and largely non-literate peoples around the world. Kaplan saw future researchers using the data through the cutting-edge Readex machine. However, technological developments and the obsolescence of the theoretical framework rendered the project irrelevant, and soon it was forgotten. The database was intended as a repository of humankind’s most elusive ways of being human, that is, an anthropological archive. This is a book about those encounters between scientists and subjects, between knowledge and machines - as well as the data that flowed out of them and the ways these were preserved or not preserved. ISBN: 9780300209525. Our Book No: 30963. $30 AUD.
70. Lovegrove, Emily (2006). Help! I'm Being Bullied (1st ed). Pembrokeshire, SA: Accent Press. 167 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, thick card covers with flaps, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. An easy-to-read book written to help parents and children to learn coping strategies to help with bullying in schools. Emily Lovegrove is an expert on the psychology of bullying, and is passionate about giving all children and teenagers the choice to feel better about themselves. ISBN: 1905170343. Our Book No: 30960. $20 AUD.
71. Macintosh, Neil K. (1978). Richard Johnson: Chaplain to the Colony of New South Wales: His Life and Times (1st ed). Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 150 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white plates (some full-page), endpaper settlement maps, minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed, light foxing reverse side), light foxing edges, autograph (author's written name). This is the story of Australia's first chaplain, Rev. Richard Johnson, who arrived on the First Fleet in 1788 and remained in Sydney until October, 1800. The author, Rev. Neil Macintosh, has assessed the contribution made by the first chaplain to the Colony of New South Wales and to the beginnings of the Church in Australia. Chaplain Johnson's life and work in the colony are discussed in detail and attention has been paid to his relations with successive governors of NSW. (Limited to 1000 copies of which 200 are signed.). ISBN: 0908120168. Our Book No: 30936. $55 AUD.
72. Macquarie, Lachlan (1979). Lachlan Macquarie Governor of New South Wales: Journals of His Tours in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 1810 - 1822 (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series]. Sydney: Library of Australian History / Library Council of New South Wales. 280 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, no jacket, good condition, new endpapers, tipped-in colour plates including frontispiece, three folding maps, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, few foxed spots some pages, reverse side maps lightly foxed, minor edgewear. The journals of the Scottish soldier Lachlan Macquarie who was the innovative governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. His innovations included the first organized finance and commerce, the first inland exploration and settlement, the first highways and paved streets, as well as fine architecture and official patronage of the arts and literature. The text is printed from the original manuscripts in the Mitchell Library. The illustrations are reproduced from the paintings in the Mitchell Library and Galleries and in the Dixon Library and Galleries. (No 17 in the Library of Australian History Facsimile series. All 11 colour plates present.) ISBN: 0908120338. Our Book No: 30937. $35 AUD.
73. Maier, Norman R. F.; Solem, Allen R.; Maier, Ayesha A. (1975). The Role-play Technique: A Handbook for Management and Leadership Practice (1st ed). San Diego, CA: University Associates Publishers & Consultants. 290 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear, rubber stamp, owner's label title page. This book discusses the value of role-playing in many different life situations. The cases have universal value and interest, particularly for business management and leadership. (Revision of: Supervisory and Executive Development: A Manual for Role Playing.). ISBN: 0883901048. Our Book No: 22634. $15 AUD.
74. McClure, Cynthia Rowland (1998). The Monster Within: Overcoming Eating Disorders. Grand Rapids, MI: Spire Books / Fleming H. Revell. 190 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Cynthia McClure records own very personal journey out of her battle with her monster: bulimia. ISBN: 0800786521. Our Book No: 22605. $10 AUD.
75. McCourt, Malachy (2001). A Monk Swimming (Reprint ed). London: Harper / HarperCollins. 290 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, crease front cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Malachy McCourt provides a raw, irreverent and charming account of leaving poverty in Limerick, Ireland, for a new life in New York. ISBN: 0007116837. Our Book No: 30965. $15 AUD.
76. McDonald, Roger (2017). A Sea-chase (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Penguin Random House Australia. 274 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, top corner tip front cover slightly scuffed, minor edgewear. This Australian novel by Roger McDonald vividly portrays ambition, self-realisation and lasting love, tied up in a sea story. This beautiful, dramatic story is the his tenth and most surprising novel. ISBN: 9780143786986. Our Book No: 30943. $15 AUD.
77. Miller, Keith; Larson, Bruce (1974). The Edge of Adventure: An Experiment in Faith [Word Paperbacks]. London: Word Books. 226 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. An itinerary of first steps from the lives and writings of Keith Miller and Bruce Larson (subtitle). Two Americans share their personal experiences of taking the plunge by committing their total lives to God from the inside out. ISBN: 0850090512. Our Book No: 12911. $12 AUD.
78. Minichiello, Victor (editor); Alexander, Loris (editor); Jones, Deirdre (editor) (1992). Gerontology: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Sydney: Prentice-Hall. 432 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good condition, figures, front free flyleaf corner clipped, large label inside front cover, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. The first comprehensive Australian textbook about gerontology (ageing). It is written for students, health professionals, other service providers and community members who are interested in the processes of ageing. Edited by Victor Minichiello, Loris Alexander and Deirdre Jones. ISBN: 0724806156. Our Book No: 10221A. $25 AUD.
79. Moynihan, Ray (1998). Too Much Medicine? The Business of Health - and Its Risks For You. Sydney: ABC Books. 308 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, spine lightly creased, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Ray Mohnihan provides an Australian critique of modern medicine, based on the ABC-TV series. Medicine and the caring industry in general are becoming too much an industry or business, rather than a caring profession. ISBN: 0733306527. Our Book No: 20541. $15 AUD.
80. Murdoch, Walter (1911). The Struggle for Freedom (6th, revised ed). Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 244 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, red cloth cover (black lettering), few black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), map, book adverts at rear (little foxed), minor edgewear. Sixth edition. A bestselling textbook for Australian schools by Walter Murdoch that, in 28 chapters, lucidly explains the nature and history of democratic government in Britain and by extension in Australia. Our Book No: 16659. $50 AUD.
81. Nicholls, Gary; Hutchinson, Robert; Ostling, Geoffrey; Braye, Donna; Hutchinson, Robert (photographer) (2005). Three Marrickville Potteries: Fowlers, Diana and Studio Anna. Sydney: Marrickville Heritage Society (MHS). 40 pp. Paperback large quarto, as new condition, stapled, card cover, many colour & black & white text-photos, copy 2. Illustrated local history essays on three historic potteries in Sydney's inner west: Fowler Potteries in Glebe, Marrickville and Wetherill Park (1841 - 1982); Diana Pottery at Marrickville (1947 - 1978) and Karel Jungvirt's Studio Anna Pottery, Marrickville (1954 - 1980s). Numerous photographs of pottery specimens. Published by the Marrickville Heritage Society. ISBN: 0958077312. Our Book No: 15542A. $40 AUD.
82. Nicholls, Gary; Hutchinson, Robert; Ostling, Geoffrey; Braye, Donna; Hutchinson, Robert (photographer) (2005). Three Marrickville Potteries: Fowlers, Diana and Studio Anna. Sydney: Marrickville Heritage Society (MHS). 40 pp. Paperback large quarto, as new condition, stapled, card cover, many colour & black & white text-photos, as new condition, copy 1. Illustrated local history essays on three historic potteries in Sydney's inner west: Fowler Potteries in Glebe, Marrickville and Wetherill Park (1841 - 1982); Diana Pottery at Marrickville (1947 - 1978) and Karel Jungvirt's Studio Anna Pottery, Marrickville (1954 - 1980s). Numerous photographs of pottery specimens. Published by the Marrickville Heritage Society. ISBN: 0958077312. Our Book No: 15542. $40 AUD.
83. Niwrad, William; Darwin, William (real name) (1949). Major Bill's "A Prince of Pups" and Eleven Other Stories for Children (1st ed). Melbourne: National Press Pty Ltd. 133 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), black & white drawings, spine ends creased, some edgewear jacket (edge tears, chipped, some loss spine ends, cover corners missing, slightly faded), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, spine ends little bumped, boards faded & slightly mottled, few tiny foxed spots endpapers, small black texta mark front free flyleaf, autograph (author's written dedication title page), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve backed by brown paper. A collection of stories for children written in the 1940s by an Australian writer William Darwin, using the pseudonym William Niwrad (Darwin reversed). One of the stories called The Faithful Dog is a true story about a dog named Rowdy and his dog friend called Tibby. From the front cover: This book has, by command of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, been accepted into the Royal Library for the Royal Highnesses Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, and Princess Anne. Stated to be the first book by an Australian author to receive such an honour. Muir 5393. First edition. Our Book No: 30896. $35 AUD.
84. Noorani, A. G. (2002). Islam and Jihad: Prejudice Versus Reality (1st p/b ed). London: Zed Books. 162 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, light toning pages, crease top corner tip rear cover, spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear. In this short, accessible book, A. G. Noorani discusses certain basic concepts needed to counteract the upsurge in prejudice and misinformation about Muslims, and to reject the tendency to agree with the un-Islamic acts of fundamentalists who, he argues, are misusing the faith as a political weapon. ISBN: 9781842772716. Our Book No: 30949. $18 AUD.
85. Nugent, Mary-Lou; Williamson, Inawinytji (foreword); Djerrkura, Gatjil (foreword) (1998). Desert Art: The Desart Directory of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres (2nd ed). Alice Springs: Jukurrpa Books. 81 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos including paintings (many full-page), minimal edgewear. This book, compiled by Mary-Lou Nugent (on behalf of the Association of Central Australian Aboriginal Art and Craft Centres), tells the story of Desart, the coordinating body for Aboriginal art and craft centres in Central Australia. This directory brings together 19 communities of artists, ordinarily remote from one another in both place and style. This beautiful book reveals in words and pictures of the artists themselves, the wide range and beauty of the Aboriginal art of Central Australia, including hand-painted pottery, hand-painted silks and canvases. Second edition (1998, reprinted 2000. Originally published 1993.). ISBN: 1864650044. Our Book No: 25955. $30 AUD.
86. Parks, Diane; Gore, Philip (editor) (1985). The Sun Herald Sydney Gourmet Cookbook. Sydney: Trinity House Publishing / John Fairfax Marketing. 127 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page black & white & colour photos, minimal foxing, minor edgewear. The recipes in this unique book aim to help the enthusiastic cook make the most of what is available in the local Sydney gourmet food shops. Chapters are arranged by the type of speciality shop, for example pasta gourmet shops, The full-page photos of numerous speciality shops and their owners make this a special book of historic interest. ISBN: 0909558825. Our Book No: 22582. $15 AUD.
87. Pavey, Peter (1978). One Dragon's Dream (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Thomas Nelson Australia. 32 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. Australian children's counting book by Peter Pavey about a dragon having a dream. Example: Nine nimble numbats sewed him up with thread. When originally published in 1978 as a hardcover, winner of the CBCA Picture Book of the Year. (1 of 2 available paperback copies, but different ISBN.). ISBN: 0170054462. Our Book No: 18015. $16 AUD.
88. Peale, Norman Vincent (1991). The Power of Positive Thinking (Reprint ed). London: Cedar / Mandarin Paperbacks. 302 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, pages slightly toned, spine & covers little creased, some edgewear bottom edge front cover, cover design differs from stock photo. This bestselling book by Norman Vincent Peale is a practical, direct-action application of Christian spiritual techniques to overcome defeat and win confidence, success and joy. The author shares his famous formula of faith and optimism. ISBN: 0749307153. Our Book No: 40871. $10 AUD.
89. Peston, Robert (2017). WTF: What Have We Done? Why Did It happen? How Do We Take Back Control? (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 277 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, some edgewear jacket (laminate minor lifting small part bottom edge rear cover). Robert Peston looks at what those that have ruled us for years got so wrong, and what we as a society need to do to fix the fractures in our society. He draws on his years of experience as a political, economics and business journalist to show us what can be done in order to put some of the things right. ISBN: 9781473661295. Our Book No: 40883. $25 AUD.
90. Petocz, Dani (1984). A Well in Rozelle: Report of the Excavation and Analysis of the Well at 63 Nelson Street, Rozelle, N.S.W. [Sydney University Archaeological Society Publication]. Sydney: Sydney University Archaeological Society. 41 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover (grey cloth strip along spine), typewritten text, figures, map, black & white photos at rear, minor edgewear. A report on a dig by Sydney University archeology students in Rozelle, a Sydney Inner Western suburb, including description of the historic artifacts uncovered, mainly glass, pottery, bone and metal. A Sydney University Archaeological Society Publication. (32 + 9 pages.). ISBN: 094926900X. Our Book No: 12870. $20 AUD.
91. Poynting, Scott; Noble, Greg; Tabar, Paul; Collins, Jock (2004). Bin Laden in the Suburbs: Criminalising the Arab Other [Sydney Institute of Criminology Series]. Sydney: Institute of Criminology. 333 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few figures, corner tips covers slightly creased, minor edgewear, red texta remainder mark fore-edge. Scott Poynting and colleagues look at public worrying over 'ethnic crime' and what it tells us about Australia today. The book argues that we are seeing the emergence of the 'Arab Other' as the pre-eminent problem of our time, and it analyses a decisive moment in the history of government, the law, and multiculturalism in Australia. ISBN: 0975196707. Our Book No: 30951. $40 AUD.
92. Public School, Annandale North (2005). Cooking with Class. Sydney: Annandale North Public School. 90 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. A collection of delicious recipes provided by students of Annandale North Public School in the inner western suburbs of Sydney. (No date, but about 2005.). Our Book No: 9804. $40 AUD.
93. Rees, Leslie; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1944). The Story of Shy the Platypus (1st ed). Sydney: John Sands. 42 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket (missing), good condition, blue paper covered boards, full-page colour drawings, single-colour drawings, scuff mark front cover, two faint sticker marks covers, pages lightly toned, small toned mark front free flyleaf, minor edgewear corner tips & spine ends. First edition (but jacket missing). This beautiful children’s story by Leslie Rees is about a platypus named Shy and her family. The large colourful drawings by Walter Cunningham will appeal to any age, and the text can be read alone by older children or read to younger children. (Printed date, 1944.). ISBN: B0007K6KSO. Our Book No: 40881. $30 AUD.
94. Rempel, Richard A. (1972). Unionists Divided: Arthur Balfour, Joseph Chamberlain and the Unionist Free Traders [Library of Policy and Society Series]. Newton Abbot, Devon: David & Charles. 236 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), jacket flap not price-clipped, minor edgewear. Richard Rempel describes how Joseph Chamberlain's Proclamation of Tariff Reform in Britain in 1903 (the creation of a great imperial trading bloc) produced great division among Unionists, most of whom supported international free trade. By 1910, however, many Unionists were converted to tariff reform. ISBN: 0715357026. Our Book No: 12890. $20 AUD.
95. Rixson, Marjorie; Turner, Joan (illustrator) (1946). They Sail at Sunrise. Melbourne: Georgian House. 118 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, pages toned, small edge tears jacket (piece missing top spine, sticker mark, base spine chipped, edgewear), corners & spine ends board covers little bumped, slight crease some pages (during manufacture), bookshop label inside front cover, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve This delightful young adults book by Marjorie Rixson tells the story of Ratty and Platty and their adventures on the good ship Rataplat, and their meeting with Bella the Flying Fish, the Gallant Swordfish, the Old Green Witch in the cave beneath the sea, the King Penguins, the Albatross, the King and the Princesses in The Land of Heart’s Desire, and the Good Friend of all Children, Santa Claus. The author states there is a lot of fun and fantasy in this book stated for children from 6 to 10, but also suits young adults. ISBN: B000SU0N18. Our Book No: 30900. $25 AUD.
96. Roberts, Ron; Sammut, Judy (1996). Asthma: An Alternative Approach (Australian ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 228 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Ron Roberts is a naturopath, acupuncturist and chiropractor; he has worked with asthmatics in a number of complementary medical fields for many years. He and Judy Sammut explain how complementary treatments can help. Australian edition. ISBN: 0140260749. Our Book No: 22692. $12 AUD.
97. Russell, B. E. (1945). Rabbits Bane, or A Ferret's Tale. London: G. T. Foulis & Co., Ltd. 78 pp. Hardback small wide octavo, dustjacket, fair condition only (in fair only dustjacket), few black & white photos plates, black & white drawings, some insect damage cover, large piece missing bottom jacket (two pieces & letters missing on spine, foxing reverse side & rear cover, flaps foxed, edges chipped, orange backing paper glued to reverse to replace missing pieces), inner & front hinge split (frontispiece & single plate little loose), light foxing endpapers & title page, few toned spots throughout, edges lightly foxed, spine ends scuffed, boards slightly faded & marked, owner's name pencil front free flyleaf. A true story for children about a ferret named Bane, and his female friend Mrs Bane. They live with The Master and a selection of dogs. The story is told by Bane himself, and the illustrations bring the story to life. A 1940s children's book but it will appeal to any age. (No date, but 1940s, Trove.). Our Book No: 30910. $15 AUD.
98. Schiller, Lawrence; Mailer, Norman (collaborator) (2002). Into the Mirror: The Life of Master Spy Robert P. Hanssen (Australian, reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 317 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. The remarkable story of the trusted top FBI agent who passed very sensitive secret intelligence to the Soviet Union for over 20 years. Written by American investigative reporter Lawrence Schiller, based on interviews by Schiller and Norman Mailer. Australian edition. ISBN: 0732275997. Our Book No: 2378. $20 AUD.
99. Seddon, Alexandra (2006). Swamp Wallaby Story. [Pambula, NSW]: Cowsnest Pty Ltd. 32 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket (with flaps), pictorial card covers, stapled, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings (sideways), few tiny marks covers, minor edgewear. An Australian picture book by Alexandra Seddon about the Swamp Wallaby, using collage to illustrate this beautiful story of a few words. Swamp wallabies are passionate wild creatures. They have fewer chromosomes than all the other kangaroos and wallabies and, unlike them, they are solitary. The orphaned ones are very very affectionate towards their carers and curious about everything around them. At a certain age a wildness enters their being. It is irresistible. The stunning full-page colour drawings (most of the book) will delight children and adults. The author has previously used collage for her children's stories. A very special book to have as part of any children's collection. . ISBN: 0958194033. Our Book No: 22332. $20 AUD.
100. Shillingsburg, Peter (2001). William Makepeace Thackeray: A Literary Life [Literary Lives]. Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave Macmillan. 162 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, small scratch front cover, minor edgewear, owner's details embossed title page. This biography of Thackeray by Peter Shillingsburg offers a new perspective on the relationship between his life and his novels. It combines an analysis of his philosophy and religion with his life's experiences with women, and acknowledgements of his dependence on writing for a livelihood to provide an explanation for his narrative strategies. Traces Thackeray's composition and revision of sample passages to demonstrate that his narrative strategies were conscious developments. Also demonstrates how his critique of the evils of society focused subtly on conventional domestic cruelties, and on the inequities of the world of women, but in a way that could be dismissed and would not necessarily alienate the public upon whose good will his livelihood depended. ISBN: 033365093X. Our Book No: 22625. $20 AUD.
101. Shulman, Lawrence (1991). Interactional Social Work Practice: Toward an Empirical Theory. Itasca, IL: F. E. Peacock. 337 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear. Title: Interactional Social Work Practice: Toward an Empirical Theory. Lawrence Shulman describes a beginning effort to develop and test a grounded, holistic theory of social work practice, based on an interactional perspective. Suitable for students, practitioners, supervisors, administrators, educators, and researchers. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0875813550. Our Book No: 22682. $30 AUD.
102. Sillett, Devon; King, Cara (illustrator) (2018). Scaredy Book: It's Not Always Easy to be Brave! (1st ed). Sydney, Chatswood: EK Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minimal edgewear. This beautiful children's picture book by Devon Sillett is about a book who longs for adventure but he is too nervous to leave his comfy nook at the library. Then along comes Emma. Will he find the courage to try something new? Illustrated by Cara King. ISBN: 9781925335682. Our Book No: 40878. $25 AUD.
103. Slatter, Sandra (2006). Shadows and Light: Journeying Through Cancer. Hartwell, VIC: Sid Harta Publishers. 254 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear, small bump base spine. Sandra Slatter is a successful Australian businesswomen, who is also a cancer sufferer (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma), a bone marrow transplant recipient - and a cancer survivor. This inspiring book will give readers the opportunity to look at their life through different eyes. It tells of a journey of love and courage and gives insight and hope to those facing not only cancer but the rest of life's dramas. ISBN: 1921206233. Our Book No: 22709. $20 AUD.
104. Stanford, Ashley; Holliday Willey, Liane (foreword) (2015). Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and Long-term Relationships (2nd revised & updated ed). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 286 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom edge little rubbed, minimal edgewear. Ashley Stanford, an expert on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), writes about how it can effect a relationship, and she has helped many couples. Her husband has Asperger's Syndrome, a sub-category. This second edition clarifies the new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and explains how, without a solid awareness of the condition, ASD behaviors can easily be misinterpreted, particularly in adults. The book shows how understanding the intentions, motivations and reasoning behind ASD behaviors can lead to better communication, relief of tension, and ultimately to a happier, and more mutually fulfilling relationship. ISBN: 9781849057738. Our Book No: 30962. $25 AUD.
105. Stanton, Jenny (editor) (1992). The Australian Geographic Book of the Canning Stock Route. Sydney, Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic. 140 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, lift-out map MISSING, otherwise very good condition, maps, colour text photos (some full-page), front cover corner lightly creased, inside covers & edges minimally foxed, bottom strip rear cover little faded, minor edgewear. The first edition of this comprehensive illustrated guide to the Canning Stock Route, Western Australia, features its history, when it was first identified to use as a stock route and, more recently, a challenging four-wheel-drive destination, and the landscape and the rich variety of plants and animals that it supports. With over nearly 200 exceptional photographs and detailed maps, this book is an invaluable guide to the Canning Stock Route. (Lift-out map missing this copy.). ISBN: 1862760039. Our Book No: 30020. $25 AUD.
106. Stewart, Angus; Bishop, Andrea (researcher) (2020). The Waterwise Australian Native Garden: A Practical Guide to Garden Design, Plant Selection and Much More (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Murdoch Books. 288 pp. Paperback large wide quarto, very good condition, colour photos, top corner rear cover little creased, laminate lifting slightly top corner rear cover, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The former ABC TV's Gardening Australia presenter, Angus Stewart, passes on the knowledge from his extensive experience as a plant breeder. This well illustrated comprehensive book shows the best plants to choose and the best gardens to give inspiration. The book has information on the fundamentals of Australian soils, cultivation techniques, drainage, pruning, fertilising and maintenance, creating a fire-resistant garden, establishing habitats attractive to native faunaand growing your own bush foods. (First published in 2015 as The Australian Native Garden. Waterwise features now added.). ISBN: 9781760525552. Our Book No: 40876. $45 AUD.
107. Stockman, Norman (2000). Understanding Chinese Society. Cambridge: Polity Press. 270 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, edges lightly foxed, corner tip front cover creased, some edgewear. Norman Stockman (sociologist, University of Aberdeen) provides an accessible and wide-ranging introduction to the main features of Chinese society. Describes a unique society that has undergone continuous transformation and upheaval throughout history, including the 20th century. Examines China from pre-revolutionary times to a rapidly modernising society based on Marxist principles, although the focus is on recent change. Particular attention is paid to Chinese cultural traditions and hierarchical relationships in familial and wider social settings, and their fate in the modern world. ISBN: 0745617360. Our Book No: 18014. $15 AUD.
108. Sublet, Lt Col. Frank (2000). Kokoda to the Sea: A History of the 1942 Campaign in Papua. Melbourne, Rosebud: Slouch Hat Publications. 192 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), maps, minimal edgewear. Frank Sublet provides a detailed description of the campaign at Kokoda and Gona, written by a senior officer who participated in the bitter struggle. The main theme of the book is that of bravery and endurance of the Australian soldier during a period in which Port Moresby and Australia were in grave peril from an over-confident Japanese army. The book gives a new and provocative perspective on an important phase of our military history. ISBN: 0958529647. Our Book No: 30957. $35 AUD.
109. Sutton, Ralph; Thompson, Ken; Storer, Bill; Arnison, Major General Peter (foreword) by Governor of Queensland) (2000). Military Forces in New South Wales: An Introduction: Part 1, 1788 - 1904 (3rd ed). Sydney, Paddington: The Army Museum Sydney Foundation. 108 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white figures, tables, bottom corner rear cover creased, front cover little creased (including corner tips), tiny crease bottom edge few pages, minor edgewear. Third revised and enlarged edition. This edition covers Australian military from 1788 to 1904, which is up to the formal establishment of the Australian Military Forces under the Defence Act 1903. The book provides information about the military heritage of New South Wales, and an overview of the development of defence works in New South Wales until Federation. There is a brief description of the units of the British Army that served in Australasia from 1788 to 1870. Foreword by Peter Arnison, Governor of Queensland. ISBN: 0957822308. Our Book No: 40866. $35 AUD.
110. Sweet, Melissa (2007). The Big Fat Conspiracy: How to Protect Your Family's Health. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 471 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, front cover corner faintly creased, top edge lightly foxed, spine lightly faded as usual, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Health journalist Melissa Sweet provides Australian families with awareness, understanding and practical advice to help with making healthy changes in their lives. There are many tips for eating well, exercising more, and promoting children's health and wellbeing. It is also packed with suggestions about how schools, health professionals, governments, business and community leaders can help create healthier environments for children and families. This book promotes understanding and empowerment, not guilt and blame. ISBN: 9780733321818. Our Book No: 22728. $20 AUD.
111. Tamis, Anastasios Myrodis (2005). The Greeks in Australia. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 205 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, thick remainder stripe top edge. Professor Tamis describes how the Greeks have made an enormous contribution to Australian cultural and social life. This book vividly tells their story. Begins with the conditions in Europe that led to migration. Details the role of the Greeks in Australian settlement, the two large waves of Greek migration in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the ways in which the Greeks have maintained a solid sense of Greek cultural expression. The Greek community numbers about half a million. Tamis is Professor of Hellenic Studies, La Trobe University. . ISBN: 0521547431. Our Book No: 18016. $30 AUD.
112. Thayer, Robert E. (1997). The Origin of Everyday Moods: Managing Energy, Tension, and Stress (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 276 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear. Robert Thayer, professor of psychology, explores the origins and influences of moods that affect us every day. Discusses daily cycles of energy and tension, and offers powerful recommendations for breaking self-destructive habits. Positive moods are related to energy, but negative moods to tension. How understanding your moods - and what causes them - can help you think more clearly, be more productive, and lead a richer, more enjoyable life. ISBN: 0195118057. Our Book No: 22794. $18 AUD.
113. Tyrrell, G. N. M. (1960). The Personality of Man: New Facts and Their Significance (Reprint ed). Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 295 pp. Paperback, good condition, spine foxed, bottom edge lightly rubbed, minor edgewear, internally excellent, price annotation prelim page, cover design differs from stock photo. The Personality of Man, by G. N. M. Tyrrell (Pelican Books, 1960 reprint). Provides a lucid readable survey of psychical research (parapsychology), specified as an expansion of normal human personality. Covers telepathy, foreknowledge, survival after death, the experimental evidence of Rhine and others, mediums such as Patience Worth, and biased attitudes towards the topic. This new knowledge has profound implications for religious belief and sociology. (Originally published, 1947.). ISBN: B0006DDYZE. Our Book No: 2221. $10 AUD.
114. Vazhakala, Fr Sebastian (2004). Life with Mother Teresa: My Thirty-year Friendship With the Mother of the Poor. Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press / Servent Books. 242 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. Father Sebastian Vazhakala has worked closely with Mother Teresa for 30 years and was involved with her work in India. He tells stories of the founding of the Contemplative and the Lay Missionaries, and provides fresh insight into Mother Teresa: "timid and very sensitive by nature", but who surrendered everything to God in order to serve the poor. Through unedited letters (reproduced here), photos and anecdotes ranging from Mother Teresa's childhood in Albania, to her memory loss of later years, this special story gives a new portrait of both Mother Teresa and the inner spirit of the Missionaries of Charity. (Translated from the Italian.). ISBN: 0867166223. Our Book No: 22649. $12 AUD.
115. Vescio, Robert; Mackie, Melissa (illustrator) (2017). Finn and Puss. Sydney, Chatswood: EK Books. 32 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, full-colour drawings. This beautiful children's picture story is about a lonely boy called Finn and a lost cat named Puss. Puss's real owners miss their cat. A notice goes up and Finn realises that the cat he has been feeding is the lost Puss. Will Finn do the right thing and return Puss to her real owners? ISBN: 9781925335507. Our Book No: 40875. $25 AUD.
116. Walker, William (1977). Reminiscences (Personal, Social and Political) of a Fifty Years' Residence at Windsor, on the Hawkesbury: A Lecture Delivered at the Windsor School of Arts, 22nd August, 1890, Together With Some Personal Recollections of the Late Sir James Martin, C. J. (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series]. Sydney, North Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 83 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, brown covers (gilt spine lettering little faded), frontispiece portrait, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. William Walker, MLA for Windsor, describes his 50 years living in the Windsor area (Hawkesbury), northeast of Sydney. The original lecture appeared in serial form in the Windsor and Richmond Gazette during October 1890, and was published with the added recollections of Sir James Martin in December 1890. The author was born in Glasgow in 1828, arrived in Sydney in 1837, and died at Windsor on 12 June 1908. (No 206 of a limited edition of 500 copies. Facsimile of book originally published in Sydney by Turner & Henderson in 1890.) No 4 in this Library of Australian History Facsimile series. ISBN: 0908120036. Our Book No: 28662. $30 AUD.
117. Ward, Glenyse (1987). Wandering Girl (1st ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 158 pp. Paperback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. First edition. Autobiography of Glenyse Ward, an Aboriginal girl removed from her parents (the stolen generations) and brought up in a strict Catholic mission. At the age of 16 years, she was sent to work as a domestic servant in an aloof eccentric white family. A remarkable tale of resilience and dark humour. ISBN: 0731616235. Our Book No: 11465. $20 AUD.
118. Weightman, Gavin (2015). Eureka: How Invention Happens (1st ed). London: Yale University Press (YUP). 266 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (faint sticker mark front cover). Gavin Weightman charts the gestation of five familiar and now ubiquitous technologies that appeared in the 20th century - the aeroplane, television, mobile phones, barcodes and the personal computer. This is a fascinating, amusing and historical triumph of technology and the making of our modern world. ISBN: 9780300192087. Our Book No: 30959. $25 AUD.
119. White, Patrick; Nolan, Sidney (jacket art) (1976). A Fringe of Leaves (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 405 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge blue-tinted, minimal foxing fore-edge & bottom edge, minor edgewear jacket (bottom corner front flap price-clipped). First edition. This powerful novel is an compelling adventure story. It is a harrowing tale of shipwreck, capture, and survival. Set in the 19th century, and told in a series of juxtapositions. Jacket art by Sidney Nolan. Patrick White won the Nobel Prize for Literature. ISBN: 0224012908. Our Book No: 17427. $30 AUD.
120. Wilder, Ken (2018). Signs of the Times. Bowral, NSW: Selvaggio Press. 354 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint toning edges, bottom corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. This book recounts the adventures, the triumphs and the tragedies of a lifelong career devoted to books. He worked for 11 years with Hamish Hamilton, one of London's leading literary publishers. He came to Australia in 1961 to run the local operation of the long established company Collins. During 24 years with Collins Australia, he built the company into the largest publisher and distributor in Australia. Among many innovations was a new genre of Australian-focussed children's books. This book is a collection of some of the talks he gave to the Southern Highlands University of the Third Age (NSW). The talks have been turned into prose based on his lecture notes. The talks were given over a period of several years, and cover a wide range of world travel and affairs, not just book-related experiences. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780646994437. Our Book No: 30964. $50 AUD.
121. Wilson, Gavin (2002). The Big River Show: Murrumbidgee Riverine. Wagga Wagga, NSW: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. 86 pp. Paperback square quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour & black & white photos, minimal edgewear. This richly illustrated catalogue by Gavin Wilson was published by the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery to accompany the exhibition of "The Big River Show: Murrumbidgee Riverine" at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, October to December, 2002. The exhibition reflects the artistic, textual and oral interpretations of the Murrumbidgee River and its associated histories (art and photographs), and includes works by Elioth Gruner, Ludwig Hirschfield Mack and others. ISBN: 1875247173. Our Book No: 22766. $25 AUD.
122. Winton, Tim (2008). Breath (1st ed). Melbourne: Hamish Hamilton / Penguin Books. 215 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), corner front free flyleaf creased, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket. First edition. Tim Winton has written the story of paramedic Bruce Pike who is called out to deal with another teenage adventure gone wrong. Suicide or accident? It brings up the damage he did to himself in his own early life. In his first novel for seven years, Tim Winton has achieved a new level of mastery. ISBN: 9780241015308. Our Book No: 3376. $20 AUD.
123. Wright, Judith; Clarke, Patricia (editor) (2001). Half a Lifetime (New ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 296 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Passionate and unforgettable autobiography of the first half of the life of the famous Australian poet, environmentalist, and activist for Aboriginal human rights. Edited by Patricia Clarke from assorted manuscripts. (This copy is the Text Publishing, 2001, trade edition.). ISBN: 1876485787. Our Book No: 18013. $20 AUD.
124. Yates (1989). Yates Gardening in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Australia [Yates Garden Library]. Melbourne: Arthur Yates & Co. / Lothian Publishing. 96 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, colour text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear. This book from the Arthur Yates company describes the special conditions that affect gardeners in eastern Queensland, the north of Western Australia, and the Top End of the Northern Territory. From the Yates Garden Library series. ISBN: 0850913845. Our Book No: 5178. $15 AUD.
125. Yost, Nick (2006). The Essential Hybrid Car Handbook: A Buyer's Guide. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press / Globe Pequot Press. 148 pp. Paperback square octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, tables, minor edgewear. The first book-length guide to environmentally friendly American cars. Current models, test-drive reports, EPA ratings, cost incentives, safety information. Apart from petrol-electric hybrid cars, includes alternative-fuel vehicles and super-efficient small cars. . ISBN: 1599210193. Our Book No: 12917. $15 AUD.