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1. Aiston, George; Horne, George; Welch, David M. (editor); Rowlands, Don (contributor) (2009 ). Savage Life in Central Australia (Revised, enhanced ed) [Australian Aboriginal Culture Series]. Virginia, NT: David M. Welch. 232 pp. Paperback large octavo, as new condition, colour & black & white text-photos, maps, few text-figures, minimal edgewear Revised & enhanced edition (with additional text and photos). This fascinating book by George Aiston and George Horne details life among the Dieri and Wangkangurru (Wonkonguru) people east of Lake Eyre, South Australia. The author resided there from 1912. This revised edition contains previously unpublished photos by Aiston, additional articles, and updated information. Wangkangurru still living in the region show their bush foods, significant sites, and detail the story of Thutirla-Pula (Two Boys Dreaming) and the creation of mikiris (waterholes). (No 7 in the Australian Aboriginal Culture Series. Originally published, 1924.). ISBN: 9780977503575. Our Book No: 40626. $60 AUD.
2. Alexandra, Belinda (2020). The Divine Feline: A Chic Cat Lady's Guide to Woman's Best Friend. Sydney: Murdoch Books. 271 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black velvet spine, blue boards, decorative gilt border front cover, illustrated endpapers, minor colour loss few places endpapers (printing error) Belinda Alexandra, an Australian writer of historical novels, is also an ardent cat lover. In this beautiful book she shares the bond between women and their cats. Belinda shares her own experiences, looks at the relationship between women and cats throughout history, and solves behavioural questions in a whimsical and practical way. A very special book for any cat lover. Illustrated by Murdoch Books. ISBN: 9781760525750. Our Book No: 40939. $30 AUD.
3. Applewhite, Ashton (2019). This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism (Reprint ed). London: Melville House. 261 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, thick card covers with flaps, minor edgewear. The author Ashton Applewhite traces his personal journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-ageing radical. In the process he debunks myth after myth about late life. The book is funny, lively and well-researched. ISBN: 9781911545262. Our Book No: 31007. $18 AUD.
4. Bayet-Charlton, Fabienne (2002). Finding Ullagundahi Island: A Story of Family, Place and Belonging. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 246 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. A fresh and lively memoir by Fabienne Bayet-Charlton, a South Australian indigenous academic and writer - a blend of autobiography and fiction (faction). This book is about family, place and a sense of belonging, identity and Aboriginality. ISBN: 1865085863. Our Book No: 24511. $12 AUD.
5. Berman, David (1997). Berkeley: Experimental Philosophy. London: Phoenix. 57 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark front cover. David Berman traces the experimentalism of philosopher Bishop George Berkeley - from experiments with sight and touch to near-death experiences. The author has found an intriguing marriage of philosophy and experimental psychology. ISBN: 0753801949. Our Book No: 30995. $12 AUD.
6. Blackburn, Kevin (2012). The Sportsmen of Changi. Sydney: New South / University of New South Wales Press. 296 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, tables, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corner tips covers. Kevin Blackburn documents how sport became a lifeline for Australian and British POWs after the fall of Singapore during WW2. Captives played Aussie Rules football and rugby at the infamous Changi prisoner-of-war camp, and tennis on the Burmese side of the Burma-Thailand Railway. They played soccer, cricket, baseball or basketball, and sometimes their prison guards even joined in for a game. There were many elite sportsmen in these ranks intent on reviving their sporting careers after returning home at war's end, and many of them were successful. There were over 50,000 Australian and British soldiers who became prisoners of the Japanese. This book is inspiring, and it shows that in unimaginable conditions people will do all they can to hold onto what makes them human. ISBN: 9781742233024. Our Book No: 40944. $25 AUD.
7. Bolton, G. C. (1963). A Thousand Miles Away: A History of North Queensland to 1920. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press / Australian National University. 366 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, maps, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly toned (top edge little creased, closed tear spine ends, spine little faded, small green mark front cover, toned, fore-edges little rubbed, few light scratches, minor edgewear), book cover little faded. G. C. Bolton writes about the social, economic, political, and human story of North Queensland. It draws on a wealth of sources, ranging from reports of government departments to the reminiscences of old residents, to produce a profusely illustrated picture of the realities of pioneering. The book covers the first two generations of settlement, from 1861 to 1920. Our Book No: 30971. $50 AUD.
8. Boothby, Guy; Cowell, Sydney (illustrator) (1899). Dr Nikola's Experiment (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 340 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, dark green cloth pictorial cover (few scuffs), new endpapers, black & white plates (with page numbers, includes frontispiece with tissue guard), edges toned & foxed, title page & few other pages foxed (plus margins of some other pages), page edges untrimmed, some edgewear cloth cover (small section board missing base rear cover), some faint annotation rear free flyleaf. This copy: First edition (1899). The second of three novels by Guy Boothby featuring Doctor Nikola, an esoteric adventurer who seeks immortality. The diabolical doctor, a precursor to Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu, is perhaps the first fictional super villain. Dr. Nikola attempts to rejuvenate a senile man. Written by Australian writer born at Glen Osmond South Australia in 1867. He lived mainly in England. He died in 1905 at Boscombe UK. He is best known for His Dr Nikola novels. (All 20 listed black & white plates present.). ISBN: B000H47MRS. Our Book No: 18037. $130 AUD.
9. Boswell, Annabella Alexandrina Campbell (1992). Annabella Boswell's Other Journal 1848 - 1851, called Further Recollections of My Early Days in Australia (1st ed) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 75 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket, good condition, red boards (gilt title & author name cover & spine), boards little marked, tiny pinhead hole spine edge, top corner front cover slightly bumped, few toned spots flyleaves, endpapers & the last two pages. The fascinating diary of a young women, Annabella Boswell, growing up in New South Wales coastal town of Port Macquarie in the 1830s and 1840s. This is her second diary which continues her story describing visits to relatives and friends in the 1840s, including Sydney and Bathurst. She continues her interest in painting Australian wildflowers and in education and reading. It is an interesting historical record which shows the other side of life for the pioneers of the outback. ISBN: 0949910333. Our Book No: 30982. $30 AUD.
10. Bradford, John; Cowen, Sir Zelman (foreword) (2000). In the Highest Traditions: RAN Heroism Darwin 19 February 1942 (1st ed). Adelaide, Henley Beach: Seaview Press. 224 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white photos, figures, tables, minor edgewear. This book lists all names and citations for Australian military personnel recommended for gallantry awards in the first air raid on Darwin - some are published for the first time. If the Japanese had included torpedo bombers in their strike force, 1000 RAN, Merchant Navy and US Army personnel could have been killed. The absence of torpedo bombers and dive bombers in subsequent raids on Darwin was a factor in the loss of HMAS Armidale in December 1942. The author located other records relating to the Darwin air raid while researching for this book. These records do not relate to gallantry per se, as they do not appear in other texts covering the raid. However, they are of important historical value. ISBN: 1740080750. Our Book No: 40929. $30 AUD.
11. Brooks, Maureen; Ritchie, Joan; Arthur, Jay (illustrator); Brooks, Robert (illustrator) (1994). Words from the West: A Glossary of Western Australian terms. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 222 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, maps, light foxing top title page & last page, minor edgewear. Maureen Brooks and Joan Ritchie have compiled 750 dictionary entries of words found in Western Australian newspapers. The words are defined and the sentences in which they were used are treated as part of the entry, along with the date and place of occurrence. The compilers work at the Australian National Dictionary Centre, and using the proven methods of historical lexicography, have produced this fascinating reference book. It is a first attempt to record the words used in, and perhaps peculiar to, a given Australian regional community. Inside the front cover, there is a key to approximate locations of Western Australian languages mentioned in this glossary. Inside the rear cover there is a key to approximate locations of the main towns mentioned in this glossary. ISBN: 0195536282. Our Book No: 30979. $80 AUD.
12. Brooks, Maureen; Ritchie, Joan (1995). Tassie Terms: A Glossary of Tasmanian Words (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 174 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, few black & white photos, light toning edges & pages, minor edgewear. Maureen Brooks and Joan Ritchie have compiled 645 dictionary entries of words and about 200 associated terms as applied to Tasmania. This glossary draws on a variety of written material. Not all the words are exclusive to Tasmania but taken collectively they reflect the identity and spirit of the Island State. This book is a companion volume to their "Words from the West”. ISBN: 0195538129. Our Book No: 30981. $35 AUD.
13. Browne, Dik (1986). The Best of Hagar the Horrible no. 2 (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Budget Books. 80 pp. Paperback narrow oblong quarto, very good plus condition, black & white cartoons, minimal edgewear. A new collection of Hagar cartoons by Dik Browne. Enjoy 80 pages of barbaric humour. Australian edition. ISBN: 0868013358. Our Book No: 22748. $10 AUD.
14. Bulfin, William (1908). Rambles in Eirinn: With Illustrations, and Maps Specially Made under the Author's Direction (Reprint ed). Dublin: M. H. Gill & Son. 456 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, original black cloth cover (gilt pattern & lettering), black & white photos, frontispiece portrait, foldout maps, edges little foxed & toned, new black pastedowns, corner tip black front free flyleaf clipped, minor edgewear, minor annotation rear endpapers, prize bookplate. A classic tale of travel throughout Ireland, by William Bulfin, originally published in 1907 and frequently reprinted. Second printing, 1908: An excellent early copy. (Prize bookplate of St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill, Sydney.) ISBN: B087YW94Q2. Our Book No: 16823. $65 AUD.
15. Casey, Gavin; Mayman, Ted (1964). The Mile that Midas Touched: The Story of Kalgoorlie (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 236 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, endpaper maps, pages little toned as usual, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear, owner's written name. First edition. Gavin Casey and Ted Mayman relate the fascinating story of the gold mining town in Western Australia, and the neighbouring Eastern Goldfields. The Golden Mile at Boulder was said to be the richest in the world. Both authors were born there. Our Book No: 1520. $25 AUD.
16. Chapman, Peter (2007). Jungle Capitalists: A Story of Globalisation, Greed and Revolution (1st ed). Edinburgh: Canongate Books. 224 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This powerful and gripping book by John Chapman shows how US importer United Fruit (mass marketing of bananas) set the precedent for the power behind today's multinational companies. The story has its source in United Fruit's 19th-century beginnings in the jungles of Costa Rica. The author has written a story of big business, political intrigue, deceit and lies, to show how one company caused major problems in Central America. ISBN: 9781841959092. Our Book No: 22931. $15 AUD.
17. Charles, Michael (1988). Pictorial Memories: Old Parramatta (Reprint ed). Sydney: Atrand. 104 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (few full-page), light toning inside covers, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear. This fascinating pictorial local history by Michael Charles shows what Parramatta looked like in the past. The history of the city Parramatta (in western Sydney) is a parade of the events that shaped Australia, and evident in this historic landscape as a desire to create a better life. A wonderful way to look into the past and compare the changes that have happened over time. ISBN: 090827209X. Our Book No: 40945. $25 AUD.
18. Clark, Cate (2013). The Black Soil Plains and Beyond: Recollections of the 1st Australian Armoured Division. Gunnedah, NSW: Write Right Media. 366 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, maps, endpaper photos, black & white sketches & text-photos, spine ends little rubbed, part front cover & small strip near spine little faded, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This is the story of, from their own voices as recorded by Cate Clark, the men of one of the most highly regarded and trained Australian formations of World War 2. The cartoons, poems, drawings, photos and intimate recollections of veterans and the communities that they visited are a valuable part of Australian history. This book traces the 1st Australian Armoured Division from its inception in 1941, through manoeuvres in northwest New South Wales and subsequent reorganisation, to its occupancy of the midwest of Western Australia, concluding with its disbandment, in September 1943. The book then follows the stories of some of the men and units of the Division until the end of the war. From Western Australia to Queensland, New Guinea, Bougainville and Borneo, the members of the ex-1 AAD showed the skill, spirit and determination of a formation that never had the opportunity to fight as a collective force and never had their story told. ISBN: 9780646905976. Our Book No: 40934. $130 AUD.
19. Clarke, Marcus (1996). About Gardens and Flowers [Commemoration Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 34 pp. Paperback thin trade, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, black & white text drawings, minimal edgewear. This pamphlet was published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marcus Clarke on 24 April 1846. The novelist is best known for his "For the Term of His Natural Life". He also wrote articles and essays. Among the latter is this essay about Gardens and Flowers. The main part of the essay is about the Botanic Gardens of Melbourne as they were in the 1870s just after they had been taken over from Ferdinand von Mueller by William Guilfoyle. He also mentions Francis Bacon and John Evelyn and some of the well-known and loved flower painters. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 094991066X. Our Book No: 28444. $25 AUD.
20. Cobley, John (1963). Sydney Cove 1789 - 1790 (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 353 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), colour frontispiece, map, covers slightly mottled (spotted), light foxing flyleaf & frontispiece & title page & edges, jacket flaps & reverse side lightly foxed, little rubbed), minor edgewear & rubbing with minimal colour loss book covers. John Cobley provides a diary of the starving Sydney Cove settlement. This book continues the story from its forerunner, Sydney Cove 1788. It tells the story of the colony just as it happened, in day-by-day reports that are similiar to a good newspaper. Every event noted in contemporary journals and documents is concisely set down under the date on which it occurred. The book comes alive with the tone and temper of the period. The book can be enjoyed for its human interest and for its value as historical documentation. Our Book No: 30972. $35 AUD.
21. Cobley, John (1965). Sydney Cove 1791 - 1792 (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 406 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white frontispiece, map, endpaper maps, light foxing frontispiece & title page & edges, light toning pages, light toning reverse side jacket (top edges flaps light foxing, top edge spine creased), small section cover edge rubbed & slight colour loss, minor edgewear. John Cobley has compiled the third book in this series covering Sydney Cove in 1891 and 1792. It describes the life of early Sydney in extracts from a varied collection of letters, journals, books, documents and despatches, skilfully arranged in the form of a diary. The author has let the writers and observers of the time tell their story without footnotes or comments of his own, and the entries are for the most part first-hand accounts, written down as they happened. A fine contribution to a series which is filling an important historical gap. Our Book No: 30973. $55 AUD.
22. Combet, Greg; Davis, Mark (with) (2014). The Fights of My Life. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 312 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear, autograph sticker front cover, autograph (author's written name title page). Greg Combet has been at the centre of some of Australia's biggest political battles: the waterfront dispute (Waterside Workers Union), the collapse of an airline (Ansett), compensation for asbestos victims, the campaign against unfair workplace laws, and then climate change. From an isolated childhood on the Minchinbury estate west of Sydney, Combet's world changed dramatically with the early death of his father, a wine-maker. Facing many challenges, he rose to lead the Australian trade union movement and become a senior minister in the Rudd and Gillard Labor governments. Along the way he has struggled with political ideology, the impact of work on his family, and the relentless demands of parliamentary life. ISBN: 9780522866179. Our Book No: 16239. $25 AUD.
23. Condon, Matthew (2014). Three Crooked Kings (Reprint ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 346 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. The award-winning journalist and novelist, Mathew Condon, relates the shocking true story of how Queensland society was shaped by 50 years of corruption. At its core was Terence Lewis, deposed and jailed former police commissioner, and is based on extensive and unprecedented access to Terry Lewis and his personal papers. From his entry into the force in 1949, Lewis rose through the ranks, becoming part of the so-called Rat Pack with detectives Glendon Patrick Hallahan and Tony Murphy under the guiding influence of Commissioner Frank Bischof. The next four decades make for a searing tale of cops and killings, bagmen and blackmail, and sin and sleaze that exposes a police underworld which operated from Queensland and into New South Wales. Explores the pivotal role that whistleblower Shirley Brifman, prostitute and brothel owner, played until her suspicious sudden death. ISBN: 9780702238918. Our Book No: 15822. $20 AUD.
24. Crow, Vincent (1997). Haberfield: Distinctly Australian. Sydney, Haberfield: Vincent Crow / Bloxham & Chambers (Printer). 77 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner tips cover little scuffed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name dedication title page). Vincent Crow documents Haberfield in Sydney, Australia. The Commonwealth of Australia and the Sydney suburb of Haberfield were both established in 1901. The book traces the history of the area. It places emphasis on Haberfield's tripartite character - the Garden Suburb concept, Federation style housing, and Australian Nationalism. Haberfield is now a conservation area forming part of the Australian National Estate. ISBN: 0646341480. Our Book No: 30991. $45 AUD.
25. Dalton, Trent (2019). Boy Swallows Universe (1st this ed). Sydney: Fourth Estate. 500 pp. Paperback small thick trade, very good condition, rear cover little creased, spine ends little rubbed, minor edgewear corner tips. Brisbane, 1985: A lost father, a mute brother, a junkie mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. Eli Bell’s life is very complicated. This is a bestselling Australian novel of brotherhood, true love and the most unlikely of friendships. ISBN: 9781460757765. Our Book No: 40948. $18 AUD.
26. Darke, Sydney; Renard, Gaston C. (1959). Sale by Auction of the Library of the Late Charles Barrett. Melbourne: Sydney Darke / Gaston C. Renard. 107 pp. paperback large trade, very good condition, card cover, stapled, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. This pamphlet is an auction catalogue for the book collection of Charles Barrett. Auctioneer, Sydney Darke. Catalogue prepared by Gaston Renard. Subtitle: Under instructions from the executors, at the rooms of Decoration Co., 350 Little Collins Street, Melbourne on Wednesday 25th November 1959 and Thursday 26the November 1959. Our Book No: 18035. $30 AUD.
27. Day, Leah; McCartney, Tim (1997). Mittagong's Picturesque History (Reprint ed). Mittagong, NSW: Mittagong Publishing. 136 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpaper illustrations, black & white sketches & plans, black & white text-photos, few light foxed spots title page, light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, few small toned & faded spots front cover), authors written dedication. This book looks at a vibrant past of the Mittagong district, New South Wales, that has not yet been factually recorded. Leah Day and Tim McCartney have researched well, so the material presented is accurate. Mittagong is known as the Gateway to the Southern Highlands. This book portrays a town with a historic past, in one of the most scenic areas in Australia. The book will be of interest to the public, students of all ages and visitors who want to enjoy, learn and study more about the Mittagong district. The many photos bring the book alive. ISBN: 0646193899. Our Book No: 40943. $40 AUD.
28. Dearlove, Des (2007). Business the Richard Branson Way: 10 Secrets of the World’s Greatest Brand Builder (3rd ed). Chichester, West Sussex: Capstone / Wiley. 172 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, thick card covers (with flaps), minor edgewear. Third edition. Des Dearlove reveals the secrets of Richard Branson's remarkable success, and also draws out the universal lessons and strategies that can be applied to any business or career. Originally published, 1999. ISBN: 9781841127644. Our Book No: 31004. $12 AUD.
29. Eliott, Lydia S.; Wright, Alan (illustrator); Edwards, Frank L. (foreword) (1950). Little Teddy Bear (3rd reprint ed). London: Collins. 80 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket (missing), good condition, pictorial cover (cloth spine, spine faded), full-page colour photos, black & white drawings, some edgewear, copy 2. Children's picture story by Lydia Eliott of a koala park near Sydney, and its founder Noel Burnet, and of course the little furry koalas (incorrectly called bears in those days). Illustrated by Alan Wright. Foreword by Frank Edwards, secretary of the Koala Club of Australia. (Originally published, 1939. This is 1950 reprint.). Our Book No: 13763A. $15 AUD.
30. Erickson, Rica (2005). A Naturalist's Life. Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press. 144 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, colour photos spread, minor edgewear. In an inspiring book, Rica Erickson, the Western Australian botanical artist, writes about how she became interested in natural history, her guides, mentors and associates, and how she did her research. The book is interspersed with reproductions of some of her writings, drawings and paintings from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. ISBN: 1920694277. Our Book No: 17633. $32 AUD.
31. Fields Millburn, Joshua; Nicodemus, Ryan (2017). Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 151 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, bookshop label rear cover jacket, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This book by The Minimalists team provides a simple and practical guide, including a 21-day kickstarter plan, to minimal living that works for all lifestyles. The book focuses on five essential values - health, relationships, passions, growth and contribution to others and the world. ISBN: 9780733639081. Our Book No: 40946. $30 AUD.
32. Fitzgerald, F. Scott (1982). The Great Gatsby (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 171 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, pages little toned, crease along fore-edge rear cover, minor edgewear. Ths classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the great love stories of our time. The author distilled the essences of glamour and illusion so powerfully that his book has haunted and fascinated generations of readers. (No date, but about 1982, being 64th reprint. Originally published in Penguin, 1950.). ISBN: 0140007466. Our Book No: 31012. $10 AUD.
33. Flood, Josephine (1997). Rock Art of the Dreamtime: Images of Ancient Australia. Sydney, Pymble: Angus & Robertson. 372 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos and drawings, maps, figures, rear cover little scratched, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Josephine Flood provides the first overview of Australian Aboriginal rock art written by an archaeologist for nearly 40 years. A fascinating authoritative overview of recent research, dating techniques and discoveries. It discusses the problems and perplexities that continue to baffle and fascinate archaeologists. Some of the relatively unknown body of rock art is published here for the first time. Illustrated with colour and monochrome plates and many line drawings, this very readable book will appeal to the general reader and students. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0207189080. Our Book No: 27573. $30 AUD.
34. Fox Cabane, Olivia (2013). The Charisma Myth: Master the Art of Personal Magnetism (Reprint ed). London: Portfolio / Penguin Books. 264 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minimal stain bottom corner & fore-edge first few pages, minor edgewear. Written in easy-to-understand language, Olivia Fox Cabane reveals that charismatic behaviour can be learned by everyone. The author breaks charisma down into its fundamental components, revealing the secrets of how it works. ISBN: 9780670922871. Our Book No: 40950. $15 AUD.
35. Frame, Tom (1999). Binding Ties: An Experience of Adoption and Reunion in Australia. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 200 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white photos, autograph (author's written name title page), small sticker front flyleaf. Tom Frame records his personal experience of being adopted. Tom is an Anglican rector and former naval officer. He is noted for his bestselling naval history books, including on the Voyager collision, HMAS Sydney and Garden Island. ISBN: 0868066621. Our Book No: 2144. $18 AUD.
36. Freeman, Peter (2013). The Wallpapered Manse. Boorowa, NSW: Watermark Press. 151 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, thick card covers (with flaps), illustrated endpapers, plans, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, colour photos (mostly full-page), light foxing edges, minimal edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This fascinating book is the story of the restoration of a historic Presbyterian manse in the small coastal town of Moruya on the south coast of New South Wales. The home is researched by leading conservation architect Peter Freeman. This beautifully produced book chronicles the events that happened to make it possible to restore the manse, which was built in 1865. The book also tells the story of Moruya, of its mighty river, and of the events that shaped Moruya prehistory and subsequent European settlement. The author shares the step-by-step process of researching and restoring a dilapidated historic building. ISBN: 9780992315603. Our Book No: 40936. $150 AUD.
37. Ghazarian, Zareh (editor); Lee-Koo, Katrina (editor) (2021). Gender Politics: Navigating Political Leadership in Australia. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 243 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, corner tips covers little rubbed, minor edgewear. A provocative collection of essays that re-examines the way we navigate power and leadership in Australian politics. There are debates on gender quotas to the bonk ban, from Julie Bishop's failed leadership bid to Scott Morrison’s cultivated daggy dad persona, from the treatment and legacy of Australia's first female prime minister Julia Gillard, to the machinations of our political parties and parliament. The book looks at the subtle and overt operation of gender politics in Australia. ISBN: 9781742236933. Our Book No: 40933. $30 AUD.
38. Greenwood, Kerry (2020). Death in Daylesford: The New Phryne Fisher Mystery (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 321 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips front cover scuffed, minor edgewear. Australian crime fiction novel. Set in Daylesford, Victoria, this novel finds Miss Fisher and Dot at a retreat in Victoria's spa country. The retreat is for shell-shocked soldiers of the Great War. Disappearances, murder, bombs, booby-traps and strange goings-on land Miss Phryne Fisher right in the middle of her most exciting adventure. Meanwhile, Cec, Bert and Tinker find a young woman floating face down in the harbour, dead. Tinker, with Jane and Ruth, Phryne's resilient adopted daughters, together decide to solve what appears to be a heinous crime. ISBN: 9781743310342. Our Book No: 40930. $20 AUD.
39. Haining, Peter (editor) (1978). The Ghost's Companion: Stories of Personal Encounters and the Supernatural. London: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. 222 pp. Paperback small, good condition, pages toned as usual, covers creased near spine, corners several pages creased, edges & prelim page foxed, some edgewear. Fifteen ghostly stories by 15 famous authors including Rudyard Kipling, O. Henry, Daphne du Maurier and Ray Bradbury. All the authors have had ghostly experiences of their own, but most of these short stories are fictional, though partly based on author experience. The editor, Peter Haining, introduces each story. ISBN: 0140310495. Our Book No: 18051. $10 AUD.
40. Heath, Joanne; Russell, Virginia (2019). Brisbane Bricks (1st ed). Brisbane: Mistry Press. 215 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, black & white frontispiece, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear. This fascinating book by Joanne Heath and Virginia Russell is a celebration of brick buildings, both old and new, in and around Brisbane. The authors have created their own distinctive and eclectic photographic narrative. The rear of the book has building history notes, including details such as the name of the architect and the builder, and some human stories behind the buildings. ISBN: 9780648129141. Our Book No: 40935. $120 AUD.
41. Herald, Justin (2007). Get Motivated. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 169 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, fore-edge front cover & bottom corner tip front cover little creased, few light scratches covers, small mark top edge, minor edgewear. Australian speaker Justin Herald has received many requests to make his weekly motivational newsletter into a book. This book is a selection of quick and easy motivational articles that can improve your Personal and business success. ISBN: 9781741149906. Our Book No: 31006. $20 AUD.
42. Hirst, John (2007). The Australians: Insiders and Outsiders on the National Character Since 1770 (1st ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 211 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. First edition. John Hirst provides an annotated anthology of writings that outsiders and Australians have said about Australian national characteristics: these different perspectives did not always agree. What distinguishes the Australian identity? There is celebration and criticism, humour and insight. Contributors include Winston Churchill, D. H. Lawrence, Dickens, Henry Lawson - and Tim Flannery, Germaine Greer, David Malouf and Peter Cosgrove. "This is the most democratic place I have ever been in. And the more I see of democracy the more I dislike it": D.H. Lawrence. ISBN: 9781863954082. Our Book No: 13992. $20 AUD.
43. Hudson, Adam (2017). Primed: Your Guide To Building an Amazing Business on Amazon. New York: Aviva Publishing. 249 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, corner tips lightly scuffed front cover, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Adam Hudson reveals his hyper-logical yet counterintuitive approach to successfully launching consumer brands on Amazon, and why the current time is perfect for anyone with a great product to partner with this giant global internet company. ISBN: 9781944335663. Our Book No: 40949. $25 AUD.
44. Idriess, Ion L.; Bradley, Jim (compiler) (2008). Gouger of The Bulletin: Paragraphs by Ion L. Idriess. Uralla, NSW: Idriess Enterprises. 208 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket. This is a collection of the contributions of Ion Idriess to The Bulletin, the weekly magazine that was first published in 1880 and became an Australian institution of the 20th century. Most were written under a pen-name (Gouger was the most common), and have not been recognised, let alone collected before. This collection is a window into Australia's past, which has been revealed by a master storyteller who was an astute observer of nature, the environment and people, and often told with humour. These early paragraphs give an insight into a fascinating man. Compiled by Idriess collector Jim Bradley. ISBN: 1876726199. Our Book No: 40941. $65 AUD.
45. James, Clive (2010). The Blaze of Obscurity: The TV Years (P/b, reprint ed). London: Picador. 325 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, tiny scuff base spine, minor edgewear corner tip rear cover. This fifth volume of memoirs of Clive James, the Australian-born journalist, critic and TV personality. This book tells the inside story of his years in television. It shows Clive James in top form. ISBN: 9780330457378. Our Book No: 31010. $15 AUD.
46. Jauncey, Dorothy (2004). Bardi Grubs and Frog Cakes: South Australian Words (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 224 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white drawings & few photos, bottom corner tip front cover creased, tiny dent bottom edge rear cover & last few pages, minor edgewear. Dorothy Jauncey guides you through a world of language that is in chronological step with South Australia's development. The 500 regional words listed here variously trace their origins to South Australian Aboriginals, Cornish miners, German Lutheran settlers and more modern cultural influences. The author is a researcher at the Australian National Dictionary Centre. ISBN: 0195517709. Our Book No: 30980. $50 AUD.
47. Keen, Andrew (2015). The Internet Is Not The Answer (Reprint ed). London: Atlantic Books. 288 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned, front hinge slightly split (no loose pages), corner tips rear cover scuffed, bottom corner front cover creased, corner tip front cover scuffed. In this controversial book, Andrew Keen argues that, on balance, the internet has had a disastrous impact on all our lives. By tracing the history of the internet, from its founding in the 1960s and the creation of the World Wide Web in 1989, to the rise of big data companies and the increasing attempts to monetize almost every human activity. The British-American internet critic reveals how the Web has had a toxic effect on our culture, economy and society. For example, it undermines the authority of learned experts and the work of professionals. . ISBN: 9781782393436. Our Book No: 30996. $15 AUD.
48. Kelly, Max; Sweeney, Noel (photographer) (1975). A Certain Sydney 1900: A Photographic Introduction to a Hidden Sydney, 1900. Sydney: Doak Press. 96 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, good condition, black & white photos, maps, toning inside covers, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, light foxing covers, bottom corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. This book is a photographic documentary of Sydney in the year 2000, showing a Sydney that was fairly unknown in the first few years of the 20th century. The book tries to resurrect a life in run-down slums that has been largely forgotten. The many photos will interest anyone wanting to know about the early history of Sydney. (Photographs by Noel Sweeney. Unnumbered pages.). ISBN: 0959670203. Our Book No: 40952. $40 AUD.
49. Kent, Jacqueline (2013). Take Your Best Shot: The Prime Ministership of Julia Gillard. Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 127 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, tiny scuff spine ends, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark spine. This biography focuses on Prime Minister Julia Gillard's leadership - and its abrupt ending. From the front cover: The three years and three days of Australia's first female prime minister: how do they really tally up? ISBN: 9780143570561. Our Book No: 40942. $15 AUD.
50. Koser, Khalid (2007). International Migration: A Very Short Introduction (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 140 pp. Paperback very small (with flaps), very good plus condition. Why has international migration become an issue of such intense public and political concern? How closely linked are migrants with terrorist organizations? Examines the phenomenon of international human migration - both legal and illegal - to reveal that migration actually presents opportunities that are taken advantage of in light of the current economic climate. Khalid Koser debunks myths such as the claim that migrants take jobs away from local workers, and that they take advantage of the health care system and Western living conditions without returning any benefits of their own. ISBN: 9780199298013. Our Book No: 4638. $10 AUD.
51. Leser, David (2019). Women, Men and the Whole Damn Thing (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. First edition. David Leser uncovers the roots of misogyny, its inextricable links to the patriarchy, and how history brought us to the #MeToo movement and the wave of incandescent female rage that is sweeping the world. He also interrogates his own psyche, privilege and culpability as he looks at the 'collective wound of the world'. He asks how we can move toward healing and profound and permanent change. The book has emerged from his February 2018 Good Weekend cover story. He received hundreds of messages from readers around the world - telling him he needed to broaden his story. Here is the book. The bestselling water-cooler book of the #MeToo era. ISBN: 9781925266108. Our Book No: 31005. $30 AUD.
52. Lewis, Peter (2019). Webtopia: The Worldwide Wreck of Tech and How to Make the Net Work. Sydney, Kensington: NewSouth Publishing. 476 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Peter Lewis, executive director of Essential, a progressive survey, research and communications company, explains how the web was supposed to transform our world.The arrival of the internet promised a utopian, creative and democratic future that would break down traditional institutions and replace them with exciting collaborative networks. But 20 years on the world seems more divided and more distracted than ever, and it is this amazing technology that lies at the heart of many of our most pressing problems. Peter Lewis draws from his own pre- and post-tech experience and conversations with entrepreneurs, politicians, pastors, parents, teachers and journalists to argue that technology itself is not the problem. Humans are. If we can fix our relationship with technology, it will be easier to fix our relationships with each other in an increasingly fragmenting world. Riveting, engaging and wise, this book traces our digital journey to this crisis point and, fearlessly, marks out a better route for the future. ISBN: 9781742236353. Our Book No: 18053. $25 AUD.
53. Lockyer, John; Gunson, Dave (illustrator) (2010). My Kiwi (1st this ed). Rosedale, NZ: Penguin Group NZ. 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, good condition, full-page colour illustrations, spine little creased, few small dents rear cover, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear corner tips covers. A delightful picture book for children and young adults about a young kiwi who lives in the bush behind a farm. The farm boy watches him settle in and find a mate, ready to raise a family, but a stoat arrives and attacks the kiwi. The boy wonders if he will ever see kiwi in his bush again. Later, the kiwi chick comes back with a mate, so kiwi is once again in his bush. There are notes about the New Zealand native bird at the rear of the book. ISBN: 9780143504238. Our Book No: 40938. $15 AUD.
54. Lomborg, Bjorn (2004). The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (Updated, reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 515 pp. Paperback small thick quarto, very good condition, figures. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish statistics academic, skeptically surveys a vast amount of data, and gives an informed but skeptical opinion about environmental threats facing the future of our planet. he concludes that there are more reasons for optimism than pessimism, and he stresses the need for clear-headed prioritisation of resources to tackle real, not imagined problems. There are more important threats than global warming. (Translated from the Danish, and also updated.). ISBN: 0521010683. Our Book No: 25391. $40 AUD.
55. Mass, Nuri (1967). Flowers of the Australian Alps. Sydney, Summer Hill: Writers Press. 56 pp. Paperback large trade, good condition, black & white drawings, few colour plates, light toning pages, covers toned & marked, spine ends chipped, few pages creased near spine, some edgewear & rubbing, some biro annotation top margin last page. Nuri Mass provides a fascinating introduction to the enchanting subject of Australian alpine flowers. The book is a simple guide to their identification. The alpine area is located in the southeastern part of the Great Dividing Range, specifically in Victoria and southern New South Wales. Both text and botanical illustrations by Nuri Mass. Our Book No: 40918. $12 AUD.
56. Mass, Nuri (1970). Donna Roon (1st ed). Adelaide: Alpha Books. 257 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, pages lightly toned, few chips jacket edges (few ceases, reverse side lightly toned & minimally foxed, spine ends chipped, light foxing flaps), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, tiny stain fore-edge few pages. This Australian novel by Nuri Mass is set in the Blue Mountains area of NSW, the University of Sydney, and the city itself. The lovely old house which has been allowed to decay over the years, has a strange influence over the formerly lonely and self-sufficient Professor of English who falls in love with the house at first sight and restores it. The other characters make this a very easy book to read and remember. The story is a romance, which deals well with the theme that there are more things in heaven and earth than the human mind can understand fully. This old house influences the lives of those who live in it, or have lived in it. (Jacket and endpapers illustrated by Tess.). Our Book No: 40923. $25 AUD.
57. Mass, Nuri; Mass, Celeste (illustrator) (1937). Australian Wild Flower Fairies (1st ed). Sydney: Shakespeare Head Press. 132 pp. Paperback tall trade, good condition, black & white drawings, faint toning pages, top corner tip rear cover creased, covers little faded (slight colour loss), small tear & crease bottom front cover & first few pages, minor edgewear. This very special book by Nuri Mass is for children and adults, the layman as well as botanist. Nuri introduces our wildflowers as individual identities along with a fairy, infinitely varied and delightful. A unique publication with all the plants having fairy-like qualities that will interest teachers and pupils. The excellent drawings and simple botanical descriptions are included to help teachers and pupils, and anyone interested to learn about Australian wildflowers. (Botanical illustrations by Nuri Mass, fairies by Celeste Mass.). Our Book No: 40917. $35 AUD.
58. Mass, Nuri; Mass, Celeste (illustrator) (1955). Randy Blair: Written, Hand-set and Printed by Nuri Mass (1st ed). Sydney, Summer Hill: The Writer's Press. 194 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), jacket complete partly with white sheet repair backing (faint foxing, few chips, slight loss bottom edge front flap, reverse side lightly toned, slight loss spine ends, slight loss bottom corner rear cover small hole in rear dustjacket), light foxing edges, toned strip endpapers, tan boards little marked, autograph (author's written name front free flyleaf), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A novel by Nuri Mass about a lady named Randy Blair and a man named Charles. Randy wrote a series of letters to Charles over the years. The characters that make the story come to life also include Elaine, Frank Muggins, Joel Delane, and Vance Leroy. This book is the first major publication by The Writer’s Press - a unique publishing venture. It has been founded, financed, and currently operated by the author, a woman with no previous knowledge of the highly specialized art of printing, but with a great desire to encourage the production of fine and genuine literature. Our Book No: 40916. $60 AUD.
59. Mass, Nuri; Mass, Celeste (illustrator) (1956). Where the Incas Trod (1st ed). Sydney, Summer Hill: The Writer’s Press. 233 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), dark beige board, dark brown title on cover & spine (plus vignette front cover), black & white text-photos, line drawings, map, pages lightly toned, top edge jacket creased (foxed, toned strip endpapers, few chips edges, few closed tears, reverse side lightly toned & foxed, corners little scuffed), light foxing edges, missing pieces top edge two pages (may have been uncut & torn in the process of opening the pages), autograph (author's written name front free flyleaf & loosely inserted card). This travel book for young adults by Nuri Mass is about the Incas of South America, who were one of the most mysterious of ancient civilizations. This is the story of a young woman, Celeste Mass, who left her Australian home and traveled halfway round the world to live with some of their 20th-century descendants. She lived among them for two years, in a tiny 'lost world'. Celeste, her Spanish husband and their small daughter, had experiences bordering upon the fantastic, in their life among the Inca descendents. (Eagle on rock vignette on front cover. Autographed gift card loosely inserted.). Our Book No: 40922. $25 AUD.
60. McBryde, Isabel (1974). Aboriginal Prehistory in New England: An Archaeological Survey of Northeastern New South Wales. Sydney: Sydney University Press (SUP). 426 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good good condition (in very good dustjacket), spine jacket faded as usual), dark burgundy boards (gilt title spine), black & white figures, tables, black & white plates at rear, minimal cancelled ex-business library (rubber stamp title page & rear free flyleaf, small biro classification digits pastedowns), minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Isabel McBryde describes the Aboriginal prehistory in the New England region of New South Wales in the colonial contact period, and the latest phase of its prehistory. The author has an interest in the ethnohistory of New England through her own research into the prehistory of the region. Some of the chapters are: The archaeological survey - Ceremonial sites - Aboriginal art in northeastern New South Wales - Disposal of the dead - The stone trackwork at Tuntable Falls, Nimbin - The stone industries from the sites excavated at Chambigne, Jacky's Creek, White-Man Creek, Wombah, Bendemeer, and Graman. This book would interest anyone wanting to learn about this important and fascinating part of Aboriginal history. (Includes 36 unnumbered pages at the rear, containing 67 plates.) SCARCE. ISBN: 0424065304. Our Book No: 40183. $350 AUD.
61. McQueen, Humphrey (1979). The Black Swan of Trespass: The Emergence of Modernist Painting in Australia to 1944. Sydney: Alternative Publishing Cooperative. 178 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus jacket), black & white & colour photos (plates), half-title page little toned, jacket protected by archival plastic sleeve (Brodart). Humphrey McQueen draws on literature, political economy and the sciences to locate the emergence of Modernist painting in Australia. Illustrated by many photos of paintings. ISBN: 0909188122. Our Book No: 4639. $32 AUD.
62. Middleton, Karen (2017). Albanese: Telling It Straight (1st ed) [Anthony Albanese]. Sydney: Random House. 438 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. Anthony Albanese has been at the heart of Labor politics in Australia for a decade. He tirelessly worked to ensure that the Labor left was a vital part of all ALP activities. Karen Middleton describes his turbulent years of federal politics, with a deeply personal dimension of being raised by his remarkable single-parent mother, Maryanne. Anthony learned his political craft among the tough men of NSW Labor, inheriting his mother's devotion to social justice, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and the party his family served for three generations. Reveals what shapes the bloke they call Albo, his climb through politics by playing hard, fast and sometimes loose, and how as he wrestled with Labor's future, he reconnected with his absent Italian father. ISBN: 9781925324716. Our Book No: 17435. $30 AUD.
63. Milkman, Harvey; Sunderwirth, Stanley (1993). Pathways to Pleasure: The Consciousness and Chemistry of Optimal Living (1st ed). New York: Lexington books / Macmillan. 302 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), cloth binding along spine, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Publisher: Lexington / Macmillan (1993). Two American academic addiction researchers, Harvey Milkman and Stanley Sunderwirth, offer a new rewarding pathway to enhancing one's pleasure in everyday life without drugs, addictive behaviour and simplistic recipes for feeling good. They draw on current research in psychology and the growing field of brain biochemistry. How to incorporate natural highs in everyday life by pursuing pleasurable and creative activities. ISBN: 0029212731. Our Book No: 12934. $25 AUD.
64. Moe, Steven (2015). St Mark's Northbridge: A Visual History Celebrating the First 100 Years (1st ed). Sydney, Northbridge: St Mark's, Northbridge. 441 pp. Paperback small thick quarto, very good plus condition, many black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First (limited) edition. The story of St Mark's Anglican Church in Northbridge, compiled by Steven Moe. The church has had regular services since 1919. Traces the history back from those early days until now. Each chapter is about a particular decade and provides a visual history of that period through more than 390 images of old photos, letters, service sheets, articles and more. Published to honour the memory of the people involved in St Mark’s. (No 31 of a limited edition of 85 copies. No ISBN printed in book. The barcode 5800112764044 is not a valid ISBN.). Our Book No: 30059. $80 AUD.
65. Nafisi, Azar; Sis, Peter (illustrator) (2014). The Republic of Imagination: A Case for Fiction (1st ed). London: Windmill Books / Penguin Random House. 338 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Azar Nafisi tells the story about her teaching 'The Great Gatsby' and other classics to her eager students in Iran. This book is the follow-up to her million-copy bestseller 'Reading Lolita in Tehran'. Azar has written an utterly original tribute to the importance of fiction in a democratic society. The book is a blend of memoir and polemic, with a close readings of her favourite novels. ISBN: 9780099558934. Our Book No: 30997. $15 AUD.
66. O'Grady, Desmond (2004). Stages of the Revolution: A Biography of the Eureka Stockade's Raffaello Carboni. Melbourne: Hardie Grant. 295 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages toned as usual, scratch marks top corner front cover, edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear. (This copy: Paperback.) A compelling biography of Raffaello Carboni, the Italian-born chronicler of the Eureka Stockade, a rebellion of gold miners at Ballarat in 1854, lead by Irishman Peter Lalor. Desmond O'Grady presents a flamboyant, talented but ultimately disappointed man who gave Australia more than he gleaned. The author also uncovers Carboni’s little-known past, including his previous revolutionary activities in Italy. (Originally published by Hale & Iremonger, 1985, as Raffaello! Raffaello!). ISBN: 1740662121. Our Book No: 21617. $15 AUD.
67. Opie, Iona; Tatem, Moira (1996). Oxford Dictionary of Superstitions (Reissued (new covers) ed) [Oxford Paperback Reference]. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 494 pp. Paperback small thick trade, good condition, pages lightly toned, spine little creased, tiny small dent rear cover, minor edgewear. This book by Iona Opie and Moira Tatem is a fascinating account of the wide range of folk beliefs that have survived into our own age, and contains a large amount of information illustrating the history of popular superstitions. Superstitions are illustrated by quotations that trace their development through the centuries. This is a fascinating reference dictionary for folklore enthusiasts. From the Oxford Paperback Reference series. ISBN: 0192829165. Our Book No: 40932. $20 AUD.
68. Palmer, Vince; Edwards, Alan (selected by) (1977). The Rainbow Bird and Other Stories. Sydney: Angus & Robertson Classics. 125 pp. Paperback, very good condition, remainder stripe. Short stories by Australian writer Vance Palmer. The best have been selected by Alan Edwards, professor of English, University of Western Australia. What Palmer brings to the Australian short story, and what gives his stories their characteristic tone and flavour, is his interest in the inner life of ordinary people. ISBN: 0207132143. Our Book No: 1529. $12 AUD.
69. Passmore, John (1997). Memoirs of a Semi-detached Australian. Melbourne, Carlton South: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 274 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), maps, black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, autograph (author's written name title page), owner's small written name. Memoirs of a Semi-detached Australian, by John Passmore (first edition, 1997, 274 pages). The autobiography of Australian philosopher John Passmore. He takes an unsentimental journey from his childhood in Manly to the hothouse environment of the University of Sydney, and on to the realities of his imagined Europe. He mounts a passionate defence of the life of the mind, displaying the intellectual energy and insight that has made him a philosopher of international stature. ISBN: 0522847668. Our Book No: 27690. $40 AUD.
70. Pattison, Allan (1966). The Hunter Valley Research Foundation: Hunter Valley Drought 1964 - 1965. Newcastle, NSW: Hunter Valley Research Foundation. 35 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, card covers, tables, figures, typewritten, red cloth spine, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamps, stickers, card pocket, barcode), some edgewear. This study is for one year of a drought sequence in the Hunter Valley. The purpose of this paper is to describe some of the main characteristics and to consider some of the more important consequences of the drought. Our Book No: 22792. $15 AUD.
71. Pearl, Cyril (1983). The Dunera Scandal: Deported by Mistake (The WW2 Injustice Britain and Australia Tried to Forget). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 234 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white text-photos & drawings, bottom corner covers little bumped, minor edgewear. First edition. The untold story of how 2542 German and Austrian anti-Nazi internees (refugees) were shipped in July 1940 from Britain to Australia under appalling conditions on the ship HMT Dunera. They were told they were going to Canada or the United States, but they were sent to internment in Australia at the Hay camp (later Tatura). Winston Churchill later said the Dunera episode was a deplorable mistake. The internees were gradually repatriated to Britain (some assigned to cleaning up German bomb sites), but 913 settled in Australia. ISBN: 0207147078. Our Book No: 15168. $30 AUD.
72. Plimer, Ian; Hollingworth, Peter (foreword); Williams, Robyn (preface) (1995). Telling Lies for God: Reason vs Creationism. Sydney: Random House. 156303 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages little toned as usual, minor edgewear. Ian Plimer provides a powerful and controversial analysis of creationism (the belief that the Biblical description of the Earth, and all its life on it, can be applied literally) and an attack on the arguments put forward in its support. Plimer, an Australian geology professor, examines in detail the arguments of the creationists, and draws on his own scientific background and expertise of many of his academic peers to refute them, point by point. ISBN: 009182852X. Our Book No: 15583. $40 AUD.
73. Radcliffe, Mathew (2017). Kampong Australia: The RAAF at Butterworth. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 320 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos spread, minor edgewear, small sticker top corner front free flyleaf. Mathew Radcliffe documents the 50,000 plus Australian servicemen and their families rotated through the Penang region of Malaysia (Butterworth air base) for two-year tours of duty, from 1955 until 1988. This spans the end of the British Empire and the start of the Cold War through to real engagement with Asia. This book shines a light on the complex, uneven and dynamic history of the Australian military presence in northern Malaysia and the lives of the people who lived there. The men, women and children lived full lives during their deployment, seemingly a bastion of Australianness in the midst of a Malay, Chinese and Indian community. ISBN: 9781742235141. Our Book No: 29550. $30 AUD.
74. Reynolds, Henry (1987). The Law of the Land (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 227 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear, small label base spine, minor annotation last page. Australian scholar Henry Reynolds reassesses the legal and political arguments that white Australia has used to justify its settlement of Australia. He believes there is a compelling case that the British Government conceded land rights to Aborigines early in the 19th century. ISBN: 0140105867. Our Book No: 18042. $18 AUD.
75. Robinson, Julia (editor) (2001). Voices of Queensland: Words from the Sunshine State (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 200 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, few black & white photos, map, light toning pages, top corner tip tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Editor Julia Robinson records 500 words of significance to Queensland, with their origins, meanings, and illustrative quotations. The words come from different aspects of Queensland life: politics and society, tourism, the outback, lifestyle, work, relations with the South. Some of the words in this book have become familiar throughout Australia, but many are known only to Queenslanders. There are 53 words that have been borrowed from local Aboriginal languages into Australian English. The end of the book has the latest Queensland voices to be recorded, that of the Kaiadilt people of the South Wellesley Islands in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The words in this book reflect the distinctive history, geography, and cultural and social life of the Sunshine State. ISBN: 0195513959. Our Book No: 30983. $35 AUD.
76. Romberg, Otto R. (editor); Urban-Fahr, Susanne (editor); Bubis, Ignatz (tribute) (2000). Jews in Germany after 1945: Citizens or "Fellow" Citizens? Frankfurt: Edition Tribune / Tribune-Verlag. 275 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. (This copy: English language text.) How do Jews fit into the new Germany after 1945, despite the Holocaust? Collected papers dedicated to the memory of Ignatz Bubis, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. The articles first appeared in Tribute (1998 - 1999), a German magazine that promotes understanding of Judaism. Edited by Otto Romberg and Susanne Urban-Fahr. ISBN: 3000069089. Our Book No: 12410. $20 AUD.
77. Rowe, Josephine (2019). Here Until August: Stories (1st ed). Melbourne, Carlton: Black Inc. 197 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, laminate lifting slightly bottom corner front cover, minor edgewear. Short travel stories by Australian author Josephine Rowe. This is a masterful collection of horizons and departures, heartbreak and seduction. These stories follow the fates of characters who, by choice or by force, are travelling beyond the boundaries of their known worlds. From the Catskills to the Snowy Mountains, the abandoned island outports of Newfoundland to the sprawl of an Australian Metropolis, this collection shows us how the places we inhabit shape us in ways both remote and intimate. ISBN: 9781863959933. Our Book No: 30999. $20 AUD.
78. Sabolch, Mark (2006). Hawthorne Canal: The History of Long Cove Creek. Sydney, Ashfield: Ashfield & District Historical Society / Inner West Environment Group. 128 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, tables, maps, rear cover & last few pages little creased, top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Mark Sabolch is fascinated by the old stormwater structures in the Inner West of Sydney. He researched the history of Hawthorne Canal which is located between Haberfield and Leichhardt. He discovered that it was originally named Long Cove Creek. The creek was entirely modified, but its past history was masked by its complete change of identity. The many photos, and maps make this a very interesting book for people wanting to learn about this historic canal. ISBN: 0949842133. Our Book No: 30990. $35 AUD.
79. Saul, Richard (2015). ADHD Does Not Exist: The Truth about Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (1st p/b ed). New York: Harper Wave. 315 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages little toned as usual, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. Behavioral neurologist Dr Richard Saul, in this groundbreaking and controversial book, draws on 50 years of experience treating thousands of patients labeled with ADHD - one of the fastest growing and widely diagnosed conditions today. He argues that ADHD is actually a cluster of symptoms stemming from numerous conditions and disorders. While many skeptics believe that ADHD is a fabrication of drug companies and the medical establishment, the symptoms of ADHD are all too real for millions of individuals who often cannot function without treatment. It is a symptom complex caused by over 20 separate conditions - from poor eyesight and giftedness to bipolar disorder and depression - each requiring its own specific treatment. ISBN: 9780062266743. Our Book No: 18043. $15 AUD.
80. Semple Kerr, James (1984). Design for Convicts: An Account of Design for Convict Establishments in the Australian Colonies During the Transportation Era (1st ed). Sydney: Library of Australian History / National Trust of Australia (NSW) / Australian Society for Historical Archaeology. 183 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), maps, endpaper illustrations, black & white sketches & text-photos, figures, minor foxing endpapers & flyleaves, few foxed patches title page, light foxing edges, minor foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear). James Semple Kerr has written the first book to give an overall account of the development of convict establishments and their buildings in the Australian colonies. There are 255 illustrations, and a succinct and sometimes surprising text, which gives a graphic detailed picture of convict habitations and work places. A fascinating guide for visitors to those settlements and a useful and well indexed reference book for social, archaeological and architectural historians, and anyone wanting to learn about an important part of Australian history. Published on behalf of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) and the Australian Society for Historical Archaeology. ISBN: 0908120540. Our Book No: 40937. $130 AUD.
81. Sharpe, Alan (1987). Pictorial Memories: Streets of Old Sydney (1st ed). Sydney: Atrand. 134 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (many full-page), light toning inside covers (few foxed spots edges), light foxing edges, bottom corner front cover scuffed, top corner tip rear cover & last few pages little creased, spine slightly faded, minor edgewear. This fascinating pictorial book by Alan Sharpe shows what Sydney looked like in the past. The author has chosen the photos, memories, and paintings to illustrate the places, buildings and people who once populated the city. A wonderful way to look into the past and compare the changes that have happened over time. ISBN: 0908272146. Our Book No: 40940. $30 AUD.
82. Simes, Gary (1993). A Dictionary of Australian Underworld Slang (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 225 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge front cover jacket creased, base spine little rubbed, minor edgewear. This dictionary by Gary Simes introduces the rich and lurid language of the Australian underworld. This is the first Australian dictionary devoted exclusively to the language of criminals, prisoners and denizens of the low-life since James Hardy Vaux published his glossary of 'Flash Language' in 1819. Drawing on collections of words compiled by two prisoners in the 1940s and 1950s, the dictionary offers a comprehensive account of criminal and prison slang in Australia during the first three-quarters of the 20th century. The editor has also written an introduction that places Australian underworld slang within the context of crime writing and crime lexicography generally. ISBN: 0195534999. Our Book No: 40931. $30 AUD.
83. Stasko, Nicolette (2000). Oyster: From Montparnasse to Greenwell Point. Sydney: HarperCollins. 304 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few maps, minor edgewear. Nicolette Stasko provides a blend of fact, fable, history and scientific curiosity about oysters, and in particular the unique Australian mollusc. The definitive biography of one of the symbols of luxury, indulgence and the good life. ISBN: 0732268028. Our Book No: 18056. $30 AUD.
84. Stephen, Ann (editor) (1997). The Lions of Retreat Street: A Chinese Temple in Inner Sydney. Sydney: Powerhouse Publishing / Hale & Iremonger. 80 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, full-page colour photos, black & white drawings (few photos), maps, glossy paper, minor edgewear. This book, edited by Ann Stephen, is about a temple that was built in the back-blocks of industrial Sydney in 1908 (Botany Bay). The book traces the lives of the Chinese community who still maintain the temple, its traditions and rituals. The many photos, and moving stories, give a glimpse into a 'Chinese courtyard of Sydney'. The essays by Suzanne Chee, Ann Stephen and Angus Tse from the Powerhouse Museum and conservation architect Amanda Jean are about the history, cultural beliefs and practices of the Chinese community. ISBN: 1863170553. Our Book No: 28016. $30 AUD.
85. Stout, Martha ( 2021). The Sociopath Next Door: The Ruthless Versus the Rest of Us (New ed). London: John Murray Publishers. 241 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, white background covers lightly marked, minor edgewear. Martha Stout, a Harvard psychologist, discusses sociopathy, a mental disorder that often goes undetected in ordinary people. The sociopath has no ability to feel shame, guilt or remorse, and can cause considerable harm, for example, in relationships and business. ISBN: 9781529331271. Our Book No: 40947. $25 AUD.
86. Toyne, Phillip; Vachon, Daniel (1984). Growing Up the Country: The Pitjantjatjara Struggle for their Land (1st ed). Melbourne, Fitzroy: McPhee Gribble / Penguin Books. 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, map, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Phillip toyne and Daniel Vachon tell the Pitjantjatjara story - an Aboriginal people who believe that their survival rests in protecting their traditional relationship with their lands, located near the South Australian, Western Australian and Northern Territory border area. A passionate defence of Aboriginal land rights in the face a strong opposition. (Loosely inserted: Newspaper cutout about Phillip Toyne. Weekend Australian, August 25-26, 1984.). ISBN: 0140076417. Our Book No: 3404. $20 AUD.
87. Trahair, Richard (1992). An Australian Dictionary of Eponyms (Reprint ed) [Oxford Reference]. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 229 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, light toning edges, minor edgewear. This book covers the fascinating topic of eponyms - words in the English language which are also the names of people. There are over 500 eponyms defined, and each one is accompanied by a succinct history of its originator. This book will delight the browser and anyone interested in idiosyncratic detail. Included are a number of eponyms that will be familiar to Australian ears. ISBN: 0195534549. Our Book No: 30984. $35 AUD.
88. Wallace, Ivy L. (1955). Pookie Believes in Santa Claus (2nd reprint ed). London: Collins Publishers for the Children. 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, good plus condition, pictorial boards, full-page colour drawings & endpapers, small black & white drawings, spine ends chipped, some edgewear (mostly spine & corners tips covers), minimal creasing & toning pages, owner's written name title page. A classic Pookie tale for children by Ivy Wallace, the fifth in a series. Pookie is a white rabbit who has tiny wings and he really wants large wings. He helps Belinda to have a happy Christmas and believe in Santa Claus. The beautiful full-page illustrations will appeal to children of all ages. (Pookie sitting in Christmas tree on front cover. Early reprint edition.). Our Book No: 12505A. $50 AUD.
89. Wantrup, Jonathan (1987). Australian Rare Books 1788 - 1900. Sydney, Potts Point: Hordern House. 468 pp. Hardback large thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, tipped-in frontispiece, black & white drawings (some full-page, some being copy of a title page), minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded as common), light foxing fore-edge, minor edgewear, jacket design differs from stock photo (which wrongly shows the limited edition with slipcase). Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A classic text by Jonathan Wantrup in which the noted Australian bookseller introduces book collecting by examining its nature and methods, and explaining the essential technical aspects. He provides a broad-ranging survey of the major Australian rare books that look at Australia's past, relating each to the historical context in which it was produced. Includes an extensive bibliographical checklist detailing the 260 major printed sources discussed in the text, as well as a glossary of terms used in book collecting and a general index, as well as a special index of artists and engravers. ISBN: 0958847827. Our Book No: 30760. $80 AUD.
90. Watkins, Nicholas (1998). Bonnard Colour and Light (Reprint ed). London: Tate Gallery Publishing. 80 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour reproductions, frontispiece, minimal edgewear, old sticker impression flyleaf. This concise review by Nicholas Watson chronicles the evolution of the art of French painter Pierre Bonnard (1867 - 1947), over 50 years through the analysis of the key themes of tone, colour and light. During his long career his art focused on his lifelong companion Marthe, the interiors of his homes, Parisian streets and landscapes and self-portraits. The author argues that colour was central to Bonnard's work. He discusses his early obsession with shadow painting, the crucial impact of colour on his art, and finally the transformation of his subjects in an atmosphere of light. ISBN: 1854372564. Our Book No: 40951. $20 AUD.
91. Williams, Maslyn (1988). His Mother's Country (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 238 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), frontispiece, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (spine slightly faded), endpapers lightly foxed, owner’s written name free flyleaf. This is the story of a lad who reached manhood at the time of Australia's own growing up - in the years of the 1920s, after World War 1. He lived in the New England region of New South Wales. He learned to ride, to muster, and to handle the daily demands of life on a pastoral property. Maslyn Williams was born in England but brought up mainly on sheep and cattle properties in Australia. His life has been divided between the worlds of professional writing, film-making, music and rural pursuits. He was a correspondent during the 1939-45 war and subsequently travelled widely in North America, Asia, the Pacific and Europe. The main purpose is to give readers pleasure; to remind people of 'the quiet joys’. (Owner name is J. M. Eldershaw, the novelist.). ISBN: 0522843611. Our Book No: 30989. $25 AUD.
92. Willsteed, Theresa (editor) (2007). A Grand Obsession: The DS Mitchell Story. Sydney: State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW). 54 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, minimal edgewear. This book has been published in association with the exhibition 'A Grand Obsession: The DS Mitchell Story', a free exhibition at the State Library of New South Wales from 18 June to 30 September 2007. An interesting way to learn about his wonderful collection of largely Australian books by obsessive collector David Mitchell, which he left to the State Library of New South Wales, to create its Mitchell Library. (Inside front cover: Reproduction of David Scott Mitchell's bookplate.). ISBN: 0731371771. Our Book No: 30036. $30 AUD.
93. Winchester, Simon (2003). The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 260 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. First edition. Simon Winchester writes an entertaining history of the world's greatest dictionary, originally published in 1928. This fast-paced narrative provides lively portraits of the eccentric key figures, such as the brilliant but tubercular first editor Herbert Coleridge (grandson of the poet), the colourful, boisterous Frederick Furnivall (who left the project in a shambles), and James Augustus Henry Murray, who spent a half-century bringing the project to fruition. Winchester also lovingly describes the tedious nuts-and-bolts work of dictionary making. ISBN: 0198607024. Our Book No: 17014. $40 AUD.
94. Windschuttle, Keith (2002). The Fabrication of Aboriginal History: Volume One: Van Diemen's Land 1803 - 1847. Sydney, Paddington: Macleay Press. 472 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black cloth boards, pink endpapers with black maps, colour photos, maps, tables, few sepia (brown-tinted), photos, minor edgewear jacket. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This is the first volume in a proposed series, being a controversial and skeptical reappraisal of the widely accepted story about conflict between colonists and Aborigines in Australian history. This book examines conflict with Aborigines in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania). Keith Windschuttle provides the most exhaustive analysis yet undertaken of the relations between settlers and Aborigines from the time the British founded the colony in 1803. ISBN: 1876492058. Our Book No: 30761. $120 AUD.
95. Woodward, Bob; Costa, Robert (2021). Peril (1st ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 483 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The transition from President Donald Trump to President Joseph Biden stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history. But as acclaimed reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa reveal, it was far more that just a domestic political crisis. They interviewed more than 200 people at the center of the turmoil, resulting in more than 6,000 pages of transcripts - and a spellbinding and definitive portrait of a nation on the brink. This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 campaign, and the Pentagon and Congress, with eyewitness accounts of what really happened. ISBN: 9781398512146. Our Book No: 18036. $30 AUD.
96. Wu, Tim (2017). The Attention Merchants: How Our Time and Attention are Gathered and Sold (1st U.K. p/b ed). London: Atlantic Books. 403 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Tim Wu defines an attention merchant as a firm whose business model is the mass capture of attention for resale to advertisers. In the modern digital world, we face an overwhelming barrage of advertising enticements, branding efforts, sponsored social media, commercials and other efforts to harvest our attention. This contributes to the distracted, unfocused tenor of our times. Professor Tim Wu (Columbia University), who coined the term 'net neutrality', argues that this is not simply the byproduct of recent inventions. From the pre-Madison Avenue birth of advertising to TV's golden age, to our present age of radical individualised choices, the business model of attention merchants has always been the same. . ISBN: 9781782394839. Our Book No: 18040. $25 AUD.