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1. Aboriginal Culture Abroad (Australia), Pty. Ltd (1988). The Teaching Stones of the Outcast Tribe (1st ed). Perth, Wembley: Aboriginal Culture Abroad Pty Ltd. 159 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (mostly full-page), minor edgewear jacket. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book by Aboriginal Culture Abroad (Australia) shows the Aboriginal traditional way of life and the religious customs which are observed to this day through the secret teachings. The teaching stones, despite their simple form, have a deep inner significance which escapes the uninitiated observer. This fascinating book, shows for the first time, the secrets of some of the stones. Text by Kevin Cameron (anonymous), photographs by Nicholas White, Oldrich Kratochvil and Edward Pappelendam. ISBN: 0947260048. Our Book No: 40982. $50 AUD.
2. Armstrong, Judith (1996). The Christesen Romance. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 225 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Judith Armstrong relates the story of an extraordinary couple, both of whom have made a unique contribution to Australia's culture and literature. Nina Christesen pioneered Russian language and literature studies during the Cold War, and husband Clem Christesen was the founding editor of the literary magazine 'Meanjin'. A captivating account in which the history of the Christesen's public achievements is interwoven with the story of their private joys, self-doubts and sorrows. ISBN: 0522847315. Our Book No: 22988. $20 AUD.
3. Aten, Jamie D.; O’Grady, Kari A.; Worthington Jr, Everett L. (2012). The Psychology of Religion and Spirituality for Clinicians: Using Research in Your Practice (1st ed). New York: Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group. 408 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, tables, covers little rubbed, minor edgewear. Jamie Aten and colleagues look at the issue of many therapists and counselors finding themselves struggling to connect the research on the psychology of religion and spirituality to their clinical practice. The book provides a valuable resource for clinicians that will help translate basic research findings into useful clinical practice strategies. The editors and chapter authors, offer a practical and functional understanding of the empirical literature on the psychology of religion and spirituality, while at the same time outlining clinical implications, assessments, and strategies for counseling and psychotherapy. The chapters cover religious and spiritual identity, its development, and its relationship with a persons personality, spiritually transcendent experiences, forgiveness and reconciliation, and religion and spirituality in couples and families. ISBN: 9780415873437. Our Book No: 41007. $60 AUD.
4. Barnes, Jimmy (2017). Working Class Man: A Memoir of Running out of Time (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 490 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, few black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear jacket. Autobiography by Jimmy Barnes - the sequel to 'Working Class Boy'. Jimmy picks up the story of his life as he leaves Adelaide in the back of an old truck with a then unknown band called Cold Chisel. This self-penned memoir reveals how he used the fuel of childhood trauma to start and move forward the greatest Australian rock’n’roll story. This is a story about how it is never too late to try and put things right. ISBN: 9780000492715. Our Book No: 40976. $35 AUD.
5. Beaver, Bruce (1966). You Can't Come Back (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 166 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge foxed, edges reverse side jacket lightly foxed (unclipped, minor edgewear), pages lightly toned. First edition. In this short novel by Bruce Beaver, a small party of railway labourers are allotted a week's work and stationed at a large NSW country town. Their daily lives and the experiences that befall them after working hours are described, laconically enough, by a member of the group. The author's first novel is based on his six year's experience as a surveyor's labourer in the Hunter valley and northern New South Wales. Our Book No: 22889. $15 AUD.
6. Beeton, Mrs Isabella (1977). Beeton's Book of Household Management (Australian facsimile ed). Melbourne: Thomas Nelson (Australia). 1112 pp. Paperback very thick trade, good condition, black & white vignettes, cover little loose at spine repaired archival tape, top edge foxed, covers little scuffed, spine creased, pages toned as usual, some edgewear. The scarce Australian facsimile edition of the classic bestselling English book by Mrs Isabella Beeton on cooking (mostly) and household management. Initially published by her husband Samuel Beeton in 1861, it has been through countless editions since. The book is both an entertaining curio, and an important social document of the early Victorian household. (No ISBN printed in the book.). ISBN: 0170052273. Our Book No: 18066. $40 AUD.
7. Bennett, Arthur (1985). The Glittering Years: Kalgoorlie and Boulder 1907 - 1928 (5th reprint ed). Perth: St George Books. 148 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pictorial covers (with flaps), few black & white drawings, black & white text-photos, map, crease title page, faint foxing edges (few tiny spots title page & inside front cover), front & rear hinges slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. This fascinating book by Arthur Bennett is about the people of Kalgoorlie and Boulder, the hardworking goldfielders who made the twin towns in the Western Australian Eastern Goldfields good for families to enjoy. The book is packed with names and wonderful memories of a town that believed in living life to the full. It is the story of the people who made the Kalgoorlie of 1907 - 1928 (when the author lived there) one of the most exciting places to live in. ISBN: 0867780215. Our Book No: 40978. $30 AUD.
8. Bingham, Hiram; Thomson, Hugh (introduction) (2011). Lost City of the Incas (Reprint ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 286 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, small indentation front cover, minimal edgewear corner tips covers & few pages. In 1911 Hiram Bingham discovered the Inca city that was to make him famous: Machu Picchu, in Peru. In the space of one short season he went on to discover two more lost Inca cities: Vitcos, where one of the last Inca Emperors was assassinated, and another settlement buried deep below the cloud-forest in the jungle. This edition includes Bingham's original photos with a new essay by Hugh Thomson to mark the centenary of the discovery of Machu Picchu. (Centenary Edition with a new introduction by Hugh Thomson.) ISBN: 9781842125854. Our Book No: 31011. $15 AUD.
9. Bingley, A. N. (1988). Back to the Goldfields: Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie 1892 - 1940 (1st ed). Perth / Perth, Victoria Park: Mobil Oil Australia / Hesperian Press. 154 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, few black & white sketches, black & white text-photos, some pages lightly toned, spine minimally faded as common, autograph (author's written name title page). (This copy; Hardback edition, Mobile Oil / Hesparian Press.) This fascinating book by A. N. Bingley attempts to live some of the early pioneering history of the Western Australian Eastern Goldfields through the memories of his father, other old Eastern goldfielders, and his own research. ISBN: 0859051218. Our Book No: 40977. $40 AUD.
10. Binns, R. A. (Ray); McBryde, I. (Isabel) (1972). A Petrological Analysis of Ground-edge Artefacts from Northern New South Wales [Australian Aboriginal Studies Series]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS). 131 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, glossy card cover, black & white text-photos (plates), black & white & single-colour maps, bottom corner front cover very creased (affects less so first several pages), spine & fore-edge strip cover faded, some edgewear. Ray Binns and Isabel McBryde provide a geological study of ground-edge axes used by Australian Aborigines with the purpose of identifying their mineral composition and origin. (No 47 in the Australian Aboriginal Studies Series, from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. An earlier version is published in 1969 in the academic journal Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, volume 35.). ISBN: 0855750251. Our Book No: 12291. $60 AUD.
11. Birchall, Brian; Hodgkinson, Hadley (illustrator) (1976). James the Captain Cook Pig (1st ed) [New Zealand Golden Book]. Auckland: Golden Press. 34 pp. Hardback square octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, faint foxing pastedowns & title page, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. A charming children's picture story by Brian Birchall about a non-domesticated pig (a descendent of Captain Cook's pig) who gets lost from his family, and with a little help from some humans he finds his family and his home again in a new place away from the disruptive humans. Illustrated by Hadley Hodgkinson. A New Zealand Golden book. ISBN: 0855584041. Our Book No: 22852. $20 AUD.
12. Blainey, Geoffrey (1983). Triumph of the Nomads: A History of Ancient Australia (Revised ed). Sydney: Sun Books / Pan Macmillan. 285 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. A classic reassessment of Aborigines in early Australia by Geoffrey Blainey, showing how Aborigines successfully adapted to the land. ISBN: 0725104120. Our Book No: 10356. $20 AUD.
13. Blevins, Juliette (2001). Nhanda: An Aboriginal Language of Western Australia [Oceanic Linguistics Special Publication]. Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press. 170 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, rear cover lightly marked, minor edgewear. Juliette Blevins provides a linguistic study of the Nhanda Aboriginal language of Western Australia, once spoken along a coastal strip 20 - 100 kilometers wide from present-day Geraldton north to the Murchison River. Nhanda is one of the least studied Aboriginal languages of Western Australia and is currently on the verge of extinction, and is now spoken by only a handful of people. (Oceanic Linguistics Special Publication no. 30, University of Hawaii.). ISBN: 0824823753. Our Book No: 25585. $30 AUD.
14. Bligh, Beatrice; Blaxland, Helen (foreword) (1973). Cherish the Earth: The Story of Gardening in Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Ure Smith / National Trust of Australia (N.S.W.). 132 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), endpaper illustrations (litographs), black & white drawings & text-photos, colour plates, minor foxing endpapers & flyleaves (few light foxed patches title page), pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly toned (minor edgewear, spine ends scuffed, corner tips little rubbed), small split inner hinge (pages firm), few light scratches rear cover. Beatrice Bligh traces the story of gardens and gardening in Australia from the findings of Joseph Banks in the 1770s to the enormous variety of gardens found in the 1970s. Includes pioneer gardeners and gardens for food and survival, for decoration, for show, and for parks. Extensive quotations have been taken from letters and reports written by early settlers and visitors to the colony, giving first-hand accounts of the problems they found, and the progress made. The author spent several years working on this wonderful informative book, undertaking exhaustive research despite the fact she was in constant pain. Sadly she died only a few months before it was published. Helen Blaxland says in her foreword this significant and beautiful book is a tribute to her courage. (First edition. The book has 16 colour and 29 black-and-white plates, carefully chosen to complement the text. This first edition is limited to 2000 copies.) ISBN: 072540129X. Our Book No: 40991. $30 AUD.
15. Booker, Nancy; Bennett, Ida (1988). The West Ward [Willoughby, Chatswood] (1st ed). Sydney: Management Development Publishers / Willoughby Municipal Council. 96 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good condition, few black & white photos (some full-page), map, light foxing edges, covers toned (light foxing front cover near spine), covers little rubbed, light toning inside covers, minor edgewear. This book, compiled by Nancy Booker and Ida Bennett, is one of a set of eight locality booklets about Willoughby Municipality (Sydney north shore) compiled by voluntary effort to commemorate Australia's Bicentenary. The book is published for The Bicentennial Community Committee. The book has information about local residents who have influenced the development of The West Ward locality (Chatswood and nearby) within the Municipality. . ISBN: 0909633134. Our Book No: 40972. $30 AUD.
16. Bottomley, Gillian (1979). After the Odyssey: A Study of Greek Australians (1st ed) [Studies in Society and Culture]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 206 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, tables, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear, old price marks, bookplate front pastedown. (This copy: Hardback dustjacket.) This well-researched in-depth study by Gillian Bottomley of Greeks in Sydney focuses on second generation adults. The author looks at the Greek community's social interaction and cultural patterns, and analyzes the problems they experience in reconciling a deep need to preserve their cultural heritage with the demands of assimilation with the Australian way of life. (Bookplate of H. Ian Hogbin, showing indigenous people in canoe with sail.). ISBN: 0702213993. Our Book No: 29907. $20 AUD.
17. Bunce, Wendy (2004). Gilly the Galah. Moree, NSW: Wendy Bunce / Moree Champion (printer). 9 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good condition, stapled, full-page colour drawings, rear cover corner tip lightly creased, owner's written name. A rare colourful Australian children's picture story by Wendy Bunce about a galah that could not talk. Printed by the Moree Champion, northern New South Wales. (No date, but 2004, advert, Trove Archived Websites.) Our Book No: 12981. $30 AUD.
18. Buzo, Alex; Bromley, David (illustrator); Cook, Patrick (illustrator); Coopes, Jenny (illustrator); Farr, Bill (illustrator); Glusac, Randy (illustrator); O'Neill, Ward (illustrator) (1981). Tautology: I Don't Want to Sound Incredulous but I Can’t Believe It (1st ed). Melbourne, Ringwood: Penguin Books Australia. 53 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, good condition, black & white cartoons, toning edges & pages, light toning inside covers, corner tips covers little creased, small stain front cover, small tear base spine, minor edgewear. Alex Buzo reveals the five turbulent years of the Australian Indoor Tautology Pennant since its beginning in 1977 as an amateur tournament for unpaid players. Tautology is the needless repetition of words that mean the same thing. The author states it is more than a social history - it is a history of Australian society. Cartoons by Patrick Cook and five other Australian cartoonists. ISBN: 0140700935. Our Book No: 31001. $12 AUD.
19. Capp, Fiona (1993). Writers Defiled (Security Surveillance of Australian Authors and Intellectuals 1920 - 1960). Melbourne: McPhee Gribble / Penguin Books. 239 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages & inside cover toned as usual, top edge little foxed, minor edgewear. A first report on ASIO surveillance of Australian writers with communist sympathies, which until now has remained largely unknown. This spying was a combination of farcical and serious. Revelals ASIO files on Frank Hardy, Dorothy Hewett, Katherine Susanah Prichard, Manning Clark, Judah Waten, Alan Marshall, Jean Devanny, Clem and Nina Christesen, Stephen Murray-Smith and Vance Palmer. ISBN: 0869143387. Our Book No: 18068. $40 AUD.
20. Cato, Nancy (1992). Marigold (1st ed). London: New English Library / Hodder & Stoughton. 183 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), orange cloth cover, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Superb novel by Nancy Cato about Adelaide (South Australia) in the 1930s. Set in Adelaide. An enchanting story of a heroine whose journey from innocence to womanhood is both painful and endearing. ISBN: 045056407X. Our Book No: 9220. $15 AUD.
21. Cawthorne, W. A.; McRae, Rodney (illustrator) (1988). Who Killed Cockatoo? (Deluxe ed). Sydney, Hunters Hill: Margaret Hamilton. 32 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), gilt edges, full-colour glossy drawings (many full-page), autograph (written names illustrator & publisher label front endpaper). In black cloth slipcase, colour vignette front cover. The traditional English children's rhyme 'Who Killed Cock Robin?' was first adapted for Australian children over 100 years ago by William Alexander Cawthorne, in about 1870 in Adelaide. This book is thought to be one of the earliest children's picture books written, printed and published in Australia. The illustrations in this modern edition strive to amalgamate the many images of Australia today. Aboriginal and primitive motifs have been painted in contemporary colours to reflect the Australian landscape, sea, sun and sky. For the sake of clarity a few minor changes have been made to the poetic text, but, basically, it remains the same as when it was first written. (This deluxe edition of the inaugural publication of Margaret Hamilton Books, in slipcase, is limited to 200 autographed copies of which this is no. 14.) ISBN: 0947241043. Our Book No: 40953. $150 AUD.
22. Christopher, Robert C. (1987). The Japanese Mind: The Goliath Explained. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle. 352 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, bottom corner front cover creased, minimal toning edges & prelim page, minor edgewear, price label tipped in. The first book since the classic 'The Chrysanthemum and the Sword' to explain Japan in all of its complexity. It lays bare that nation's remarkable life since WW2. Robert C. Christopher, a respected journalist whose intimate knowledge of Japan spans 30 years, provides an unprecedented understanding of Japanese culture - its institutions, intellect, customs and motivated behaviours. ISBN: 0804815178. Our Book No: 13018. $10 AUD.
23. Clawson, Patrick; Rubin, Michael (2005). Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos (1st ed) [Middle East in Focus]. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 203 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, maps, minor edgewear covers & few pages. Patrick Clawson and Michael Rubin explore both continuity and change, providing the historical backdrop crucial to understanding how pride and sense of victimization combine to influence Iran's contentious and potentially dangerous politics. ISBN: 1403962766. Our Book No: 22900. $20 AUD.
24. Clifford, Pam (editor) (2014). Northbridge: Building a New Suburb (1st ed). Sydney: Self-Published: Pam Clifford. 240 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, thick card covers, black & white text-photos & few adverts, maps, tiny pin hole & minimal insect damage top corner tip title page, minor edgewear. This book, edited by Pam Clifford, traces the development of the peninsular suburb on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. The book contains archival material and many anecdotes related by former and present residents of Northbridge. There are 240 pages of fascinating stories and facts and more than 200 black and white photos, many from the Mitchell Collection at Willoughby City Library, and many from family albums never before published. First edition stated. ISBN: 9780646923079. Our Book No: 40962. $80 AUD.
25. Cole, David; Lobel, Jules (2007). Less Safe Less Free: Why America is Losing the War on Terror (1st ed). New York: New Press. 326 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket, tiny bump bottom edge. Two American law academics, David Cole and Jules Lobel, critically discusses the Bush administration's pre-emptive approach to domestic and international security. ISBN: 9781595581334. Our Book No: 22864. $20 AUD.
26. Coronado, Shawna (2020). No-waste Organic Gardening: Eco-friendly Solutions to Improve any Garden (1st ed) [Quarto Knows Series]. Beverly, MA: Cool Springs Press. 127 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear. Shawna Coronado shows many ways that materials that would go to landfill can be used in creative ways in the garden. The common garden problems are looked at. There are many helpful tips, such as ways to limit your personal waste stream, encouraging pollinators, and growing your best organic garden ever. An informative and inspiring book. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780760376294. Our Book No: 40957. $20 AUD.
27. Cunneen, Chris (editor); Fraser, David (editor); Tomsen, Stephen (editor) (1997). Faces of Hate: Hate Crime in Australia. Sydney, Annandale: Hawkins Press / Federation Press. 250 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The three editors have produced the first collection of ten essays dedicated to the issues of hate crimes in Australia. The essays illustrate popular contemporary perceptions of minorities in an imagined homogeneous Australia. Topics covered include immigration, the racist far-right, gay hate, vilification of Aborigines, anti-semitism, Holocaust denial and legal issues. ISBN: 1876067053. Our Book No: 11364. $35 AUD.
28. Dargin, Peter (1976). Aboriginal Fisheries of the Darling - Barwon Rivers. Brewarrina, NSW: Brewarrina Historical Society. 74 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings (some full-page), spine ends little rubbed, corner tips covers little scuffed, minor edgewear. Peter Dargin describes in detail the onetime Aboriginal fisheries in Brewarrina, northern New South Wales, which was a major historic Aboriginal enterprise of the area. The author describes the history of the local Aborigional people and their customs which provides context to the remarkable extensive fishing traps and nets in the local rivers. For several reasons, the fisheries gradually declined with increasing white settlement. (Limited edition of 2000 copies.). ISBN: 0959839410. Our Book No: 40988. $150 AUD.
29. Darling, Sir James (1978). Richly Rewarding: An Autobiography (1st ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content / Lloyd O’Neil. 283 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges little foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (top edge creased, spine letters faded, covers little faded) pages lightly toned, few tiny foxed spots endpapers. This is the memoir of Sir James Darling who came to Australia in 1930 to take over Geelong Church of England Grammar School, a public school with a good but modest reputation. Thirty-one years later Geelong Grammar has become the best school, public or state, in Australia. Sir James Darling has contributed to Australian society in areas other than education. In broadcasting as Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, in theatre as President of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, in migrant education, and in road safety. His intelligence, his style, his leadership have given impetus to the tasks ahead. This book is written with style and is a fascinating account of the people and events of the educational and, often, political scene in Australia since the 1930s. ISBN: 0855502819. Our Book No: 31013. $30 AUD.
30. Davis, Jim (1997). The Ninth Garfield Treasury (Reprint ed). New York: Ballantine. 120 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Packed with bright colour drawings, this Garfield cartoon book by Jim Davis will keep children and adults alike happy for hours. Ninth book in this series. ISBN: 0345416708. Our Book No: 22807. $15 AUD.
31. Demidenko, Helen (pseudonym); Darville, Helen (1995). The Hand that Signed the Paper (4th printing ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 157 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages little toned as common, minor edgewear. Novel by Helen Demidenko about a Ukrainian peasant who welcomes the Nazis in 1941. Winner of Australian/Vogel Literary Award and the Miles Franklin Literary Award (printed on front cover). The author was later unmasked as an ethnic pseudonym (the cause of considerable controversy). Fourth printing. Later printings were published under the her true name at the time, Helen Darville (but now Helen Dale). ISBN: 1864480181. Our Book No: 3182. $25 AUD.
32. Diesendorf, Mark (2007). Greenhouse Solutions with Sustainable Energy (Reprint ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 413 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Mark Diesendorf explains that ecologically sustainable energy technologies based on energy efficiency, renewable energy and natural gas are commercially available today. Their implementation could halve Australia's greenhouse gas emissions within just a few decades. ISBN: 9780868409733. Our Book No: 23024. $25 AUD.
33. Dore, L. M. (1945). Tiny Rhymes No. 1 [An Uncle Lee Book]. Sydney, Glebe: L. M. Dore / Printed by Simmons Ltd. 12 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, good condition, stapled, full-page colour drawings, narrow black cloth strip along spine (repair), heavy tape stains along join of first & last page spreads, covers little toned (front cover little scuffed, rear cover creased top corner), rear cover trimmed bottom edge during manufacture (partly affects last line of final rhyme), some edgewear. A charming booklet of old style poems with themes that were popular in the 1940s and 50s. Examples: Hickory dickory dock, Rock-a-bye baby in the tree top, Simple Simon met a pieman. The large bright colourful drawings will appeal to any age. (Self-published. No date, but 1940s. Unnumbered pages, including covers.) Our Book No: 40823. $40 AUD.
34. Dorfman, Josh (2007). The Lazy Environmentalist: Your Guide to Easy, Stylish, Green Living (Reprint ed). New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang. 271 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Written by media personality Josh Dorfman, the host of 'The Lazy Environmentalist' radio show on the LIME Radio channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, USA. He informs consumers about cutting-edge, eco-friendly products and services, clothing, home, childcare, garden, health and travel (mostly American made). There are some great pro-environment ideas that everyone can use. You do not have to join Greenpeace to help the environment. ISBN: 1584796022. Our Book No: 23043. $12 AUD.
35. Drewe, Robert (1998). The Drowner (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 329 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. A novel by Robert Drewe about the romance of water. Will Dance, a young water engineer, finds himself in the heart of the Western Australian desert on a project to bring fresh water to the area. ISBN: 0330360124. Our Book No: 22926. $10 AUD.
36. Eden Photo, Studios (1895). One Sepia Cabinet Portrait: Head and shoulders of a lady with medium length hair, dress fastened at the neck by two decorative pins, with puff sleeves. Place not listed (Sydney or Melbourne): Eden Photo Studios. N/A pp. One sepia cabinet portrait (16.5 x 10.5cm, no border), photo on grey board (reverse side blank), light foxing on photo & front board (few toned spots reverse side of board). A sepia cabinet photo of a lady with medium length brown hair. The portrait is of her head and shoulders, the collar of the dress comes up to just under her chin with two decorative clasps holding it together. The dress appears to have puffed sleeves. The name 'Eden Photo Studios' is in white printing at the bottom of the photo. (No date, but about 1890 to 1900, similar portraits on Trove.). Our Book No: 40910. $20 AUD.
37. Electric, Studios (1895). One Sepia Cabinet Portrait: Gentleman in dark suit or uniform, in front of wicker chair. Sydney: Electric Studios. N/A pp. One sepia cabinet portrait (16.5 x 10.5cm, no border), photo on grey board (studio name at base, reverse side written name), light foxing on front & reverse side board, some edgewear photo & board. A sepia cabinet photo of a gentleman in a dark suit or uniform. The uniform has long sleeves with 2 buttons on each sleeve, the front of the jacket has eight buttons (4 in a row, then another 4 in a row). The man is leaning his right arm on a back-to-front cane chair with a hat next to his arm. He has short hair and a moustache. A plant is in the background. Photographer: Electric Studios, 506n8 George St., Sydney, N.S.W. (No date, but about 1890 to 1900. Written name: Mr Duigsay, Cemaso?). Our Book No: 40909. $20 AUD.
38. Elliot, Gwen (1984). Colour Your Garden with Australian Plants (1st ed). Melbourne: Hyland House. 120 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour photos, minor foxing endpapers & flyleaves, few light foxed patches title page, minor edgewear jacket & covers corner tips. Gwen Elliot, the expert Australian garden writer, provides down-to-earth advice on growing a garden filled with plenty of colour by using Australian native plants. Plants are listed under colour, flowering season and type, and there are also chapters on cut flowers, container grown flowers, and creating gardens which need little water. There are 80 colour photos of plants described in the text. ISBN: 0908090668. Our Book No: 40992. $25 AUD.
39. Elzer-Peters, Katie (2018). No-waste Kitchen Gardening: Regrow Your Leftover Greens, Stalks, Seeds, and More (1st ed) [Quarto Knows Series]. Beverly, MA: Cool Springs Press. 127 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear. Katie Elzer-Peters shows many ways that the leftover parts of vegetables such as carrot stumps, lettuce and cabbage stalks and avocado pits can be regrown and used whenever fresh vegetables are needed. A fun way to involve everyone in reducing food waste, saving time and money and learn gardening lessons. An informative and inspiring book. . ISBN: 9780760376270. Our Book No: 40958. $20 AUD.
40. Eysenck, Hans J.; Eysenck, Michael W. (1987). Personality and Individual Differences: A Natural Science Approach (Reprint ed) [Perspectives on Individual Differences Series]. New York & London: Plenum Press. 424 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, tables, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Two leading British psychologists, Hans and Michael Eysenck, provide a ground-breaking study of personality and individual differences. Deals with the historical development of the concepts involved - temperment and intelligence - and their genetic, biological and behavioural factors. Provides consistent evidence across diverse types or research for the stability of three dimensions of personality: extraversion, neuroticism and psychoticism. ISBN: 0306418444. Our Book No: 2016. $100 AUD.
41. Fitzgerald, Ross (editor) (1980). Comparing Political Thinkers (1st ed). Sydney: Pergamon Press. 302 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Fifteen essays by Australian and foreign academics on the political thought of famous philosophers. Each of the 15 innovative essays compare two philosophers: for example Socrates and Plato, Plato and Confucius, Hegel and Nietzsche, and Mill and Marx. Edited by Australian academic political scientist Ross Fitzgerald. ISBN: 0080247997. Our Book No: 22970. $20 AUD.
42. Fletcher, J. A. (1955). Tommy's Ride on the Emu [Whitcombe's Story Books no. 311]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 32 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, black & white drawings, cover & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, narrow strip plastic tape along spine otherwise excellent, rubber stamps. An illustrated story for children aged 8 or 9 years, by J. A. Fletcher. Tommy goes to the lagoon to fish, but comes across an emu. The emu carries him about, and shows him the traditions of the local Aborigines. (A scarce item, but the previous school owner has "improved" it by applying narrow tape along the spine. McLaren 311i, dated about 1955: printed by W. & K. Purbrick, navy blue & red on cream cover, no printed price, Whitcombe's Story Books advert on rear cover.). Our Book No: 4183. $25 AUD.
43. Flood, Josephine (1990). The Riches of Ancient Australia: A Journey into Prehistory (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 373 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, many black & white text-photos & drawings & maps, bottom corner tip covers creased, inside covers lightly foxed, minor edgewear cover corner tips. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. Josephine Flood is an Australian archaeologist with a unique knowledge of Aboriginal heritage sites (working for the Australian Heritage Commission). She provides the first comprehensive guide to Australia's prehistoric heritage. Numerous photos, line drawings and maps complement up-to-date information. This is an indispensable guide to exploring the riches of Australia's past, both cultural and natural. Includes Aboriginal rock paintings and engravings, dinosaur footprints in the north, and spectacular limestone caves in the south and west. ISBN: 0702222593. Our Book No: 40984. $35 AUD.
44. Flood, Josephine (2006). The Original Australians: Story of the Aboriginal People (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 306 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, many black & white text-photos, colour photos, maps, illustrations inside front & rear covers, top corner tip front cover & bottom corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear corner tips covers. The noted archeologist Josephine Flood tells the story of Australian Aboriginal history and society from its distant beginnings to the present day. The wisdom and paintings of the Dreamtime to the first contacts between Europeans and indigenous Australians, right through to modern times are covered. The resilience and adaptability of the Aboriginal people over millennia is one of the great human stories of all time. First edition. ISBN: 1741148723. Our Book No: 40986. $30 AUD.
45. Groom, Barry; Wickman, Warren (1982). Leichhardt: An Era in Pictures: The Photography of J. G. Park. Sydney: Macleay Museum, University of Sydney. 128 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, good plus condition only, black & white photos (many full-page), faint crinkling at base first few pages (previous water contact now dry), some edgewear (mainly spine & cover corner tips), minor scuffing rear cover, sticker mark front flyleaf. This selection of historic full-page photographs of the inner western Sydney suburb of Leichhardt was selected (with introduction) by the authors, Barry Groom and Warren Wickman, from the Historic Photograph Collection of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney. ISBN: 0909635218. Our Book No: 17916. $20 AUD.
46. Hall, Tarquin (2010). The Case of the Missing Servant (Reprint ed). London: Arrow Books. 312 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. This novel features India's most private investigator, Vish Puri. He is chubby, persistent and unmistakably Punjabi. He is assisted by his undercover operatives, Tubelight, Flush and Facecream. He uses modern techniques and methods of detection developed in India more than 2000 years ago. He has to locate a missing maidservant named Mary. Puri's search takes him to the desert oasis of Jaipur and the remote mines of Jharkhand. His surprising adventures reveal India in all its complexity. ISBN: 9780099525233. Our Book No: 40964. $15 AUD.
47. Herbert, Xavier (1987). Soldiers' Women (Flamingo ed). Sydney: Flamingo / Fontana Paperbacks / Collins. 490 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, pages little toned, minor edgewear. Australian novel by Xavier Herbert (Flamingo, Collins, 1987). For the soldiers' women, life takes on a brittle gaiety as husbands and lovers leave for the war and transient G.I.s take their place. The American troops are the centre of glamour and excitement in this Australian city in the 1940s. (Originally published, 1962.). ISBN: 0006542441. Our Book No: 22869. $15 AUD.
48. Herbert, Xavier; Mudrooroo, introduction (2000). Capricornia [A. & R. classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 510 pp. Paperback large thick trade, very good condition, map, corner tip front cover & spine creased, minor edgewear. Australian historical novel by Xavier Herbert, set in northern Queensland, originally published in 1938. In this edition, Aboriginal critic and writer Mudrooroo reassesses Xavier Herbert's first novel: a classic and tragic novel of dispossession of Aboriginal Australians in colonial Australia. ISBN: 0207189730. Our Book No: 3881. $25 AUD.
49. Heywood, Rosalind (1978). The Sixth Sense: An Inquiry into Extra-sensory Perception (Revised ed). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 270 pp. Paperback, very good condition, spine little creased, pages lightly toned as usual, some edgewear, rubber stamp. Revised edition. An investigation of scientific research into the human sixth sense (extrasensory perception or ESP), dating from the foundation of the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) in London. Rosalind Heywood, an SPR member, has also written 'The Infinite Hive', based on her personal experiences of ESP. Originally published, 1959. (Rubber stamp of parapsychologist Harvey J. Irwin.). ISBN: 0140046232. Our Book No: 5493. $20 AUD.
50. Holdaway, Simon; Stern, Nicola (2013). A Record in Stone: The Study of Australia's Flaked Stone Artefacts (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Museum Victoria / AIATSIS. 376 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos (images), boxes, CD-ROM in plastic pocket inside rear cover. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Simon Holdaway and Nicola Stern provide a comprehensive investigation into the different ways in which archaeologists use flaked stone artefacts as a basis for reconstructing the distant human past. The authors not only describe the range of flaked stone artefact forms recovered from Australian archaeological sites, but also place Australian studies alongside the major international theories surrounding the description of stone artefacts. The book features extensive analysis, clear and succinct definitions of technical terms and many illustrations, worked examples illustrating how collections of flakes, cores and tools are analysed and interpreted, and over 130 labelled images of actual artefacts. An accompanying CD-ROM featuring more than 450 colour images of artefacts, an assessment of the historical development of Australian stone artefact studies, an Australian perspective on the major international theoretical debates in the often controversial area of stone artefact studies. ISBN: 0855754605. Our Book No: 40979. $60 AUD.
51. James, William; Marty, Martin E. (editor) (1985). The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (Reprint ed). New York: Penguin Classics / Penguin Books. 534 pp. Paperback large trade, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, endpapers toned, some edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. The classic report on religious experience by the great pioneer American psychologist and philosopher, William James, initially prublished in 1902. This edition is edited with a biographical and critical introduction by Martin E. Marty, and includes a reading list, and a note about the text. ISBN: 0140390340. Our Book No: 1798. $15 AUD.
52. Jamieson, Patrick E. (2006). Mind Race: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Bipolar Disorder (Reprint ed) [AMHI: Adolescent Mental Health Initiative]. New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 174 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, colour photos (paintings) centre spread, minor edgewear. Patrick Jamieson was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 15, but found there was not a single book on the illness available for young people - so he wrote his own. Now an adult, he tells his story with humour and insight, discussing his own challenges and triumphs. An optimistic and practical guide designed for young people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and for anyone who seeks understanding. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0195309057. Our Book No: 22980. $12 AUD.
53. Jolley, Elizabeth (1999). An Accommodating Spouse (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 252 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. Australian novel by Elizabeth Jolley. When the professor marries Hazel, Lady Carpenter warns that his new wife is so like her twin, Chloe, he will have trouble telling them apart. So inseparable are the twins that the professor lives with both women under one roof. Witty, insightful and joyous, this novel is a book to celebrate. First edition. ISBN: 0670888931. Our Book No: 22872. $16 AUD.
54. Jones, David J. (1988). A Source of Inspiration and Delight: The Buildings of the State Library of New South Wales since 1826. Sydney: Library Council of New South Wales. 176 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear corners. David Jones provides a lively and entertaining account of the State Library of New South Wales from its earliest days - in warehouses, 'dingy caverns' and 'awful dungeons' - to its latest buildings in Macquarie Street. The author tells of the battles for buildings which were never built, and the stories behind those which were. This delightful book also takes the reader on a tour, in words and pictures, through the new complex, fully documenting each feature of this most intriguing library. ISBN: 0908449240. Our Book No: 22895. $16 AUD.
55. Kerry & Jones, Portrait & Landscape Photographers (1895). One Sepia Cabinet Portrait: Gentleman with short hair & moustache sitting in antique chair. Sydney: Kerry & Jones. N/A pp. One black & white cabinet portrait (16.5 x 10.5cm, no border), photo on thick white glossy board (studio name at base, reverse side blank), light foxing on front board (few toned spots reverse side of board), minor edgewear. A black & white cabinet photo of a gentleman sitting in an antique chair. He has short hair and a moustache. He is wearing a long-sleeved dark jacket and vest, a long sleeved shirt with the cuffs showing, and light beige pants. Photographer: Kerry & Jones Portrait & Landscape Photographers, 308 George Street, Sydney, Under the Patronage of His Excellency the Governor. (No date, but about 1895, foundation of Kerry & Jones business.). Our Book No: 40911. $20 AUD.
56. Knowles, Vernon (1980). Eternity in an Hour: A Strudy in Childhood (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Warradale: Pioneer Books. 77 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, frontispiece portrait, top corner front cover slightly rubbed, colour patch rear cover little faded, some edgewear, small sticker front flyleaf. This is the story of a sensitive boy who grows up in Adelaide before the first World War. Vernon Frank Knowles was born at Phyllis Street, Maylands (Adelaide) on 17th April, 1899. He spent most of his adult life overseas and died in London on July 9th, 1968. He published verse, novels and short stories. His tales of fantasy are universal. (Originally published in 1932. The present book is reprinted from part of a book by Paul Depasquale (Pioneer Books): 'The Life and Work of Vernon Knowles’, 1979. No date, but 1980). ISBN: 0908065108. Our Book No: 41008. $20 AUD.
57. Lady, Long Resident in New South Wales; Barton, Charlotte; Wighton, Rosemary (introduction) (1979). A Mother's Offering to Her Children. Brisbane, Milton: Jacaranda Press. 216 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. This book was the first children's book published in Australia, written anonymously by A Lady Long Resident in New South Wales. The text is written in play format. Fiction, but describing life in early Australia - some of comments about Aborigines would now be considered inappropriate. Introduction by Rosemary Wighton. (Facsimile of the original edition of 1841. The anonymous author has subsequently been identified as Charlotte Barton or Charlotte Waring Atkinson (See 'Charlotte Barton', by Marcie Muir [Wentworth Books, 1980]. See also 'Searching for Charlotte', by her descendants and authors Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell [NLA Publishing, 2020].). ISBN: 0701612142. Our Book No: 7311. $80 AUD.
58. Lawrence, Joan; Madden, Brian; Muir, Leslie (1999). A Pictorial History of Canterbury Bankstown (1st ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Kingsclear Books. 124 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A pictorial history by Joan Lawrence and two colleagues of the multicultural Canterbury and Bankstown local government areas in Sydney's western suburbs. ISBN: 0908272553. Our Book No: 28174. $35 AUD.
59. Lawrence, Joan; Warne, Catherine (1995). Pictorial Memories: Balmain to Glebe: The Leichhardt Municipality (Reprint ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Atrand Books. 140 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, spine little faded, some edgewear. A pictorial history by Joan Lawrence and Catherine Warne of the historical Leichhardt Municipality in Sydney Inner West, including the suburbs of Balmain, Leichhardt, Annandale and Glebe. ISBN: 0908272405. Our Book No: 18065. $26 AUD.
60. le Gouvello, Alienor; (translator), de Saint Phalle; Vinton, Cat (photographer) (2021). Wild at Heart: One Woman, Three Wild Horses and 5330 Km through the Australian Bush. Melbourne, South Melbourne: Affirm Press. 239 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, two black & white photos, colour photos, map, minor edgewear. This memoir follows Alienor le Gouvello and her horses on an extraordinary journey stretching 5330 Km from Healesville in Victoria to Cooktown in tropical Far North Queensland. Alienor travelled across some of Australia's most spectacular terrain, battling isolation and the elements. She build a profound bond with her tamed brumbies named Roxanne, Cooper and River. Her dog Fox also came with them. The beautiful photos make this Australian story of amazing beauty and indomitable spirit very lifelike. ISBN: 9781922419200. Our Book No: 40955. $22 AUD.
61. Leslie, Esther (1988). The Development of Castle Cove and Middle Cove (1st ed). Sydney: Management Development Publishers / Willoughby Municipal Council. 128 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good condition, few black & white photos, maps, light toning edges, light foxing edges, covers age marked, edges of spine age spotted, light foxing front cover near spine, minor edgewear. This book, compiled by Esther Leslie, is one of a set of eight locality booklets about Willoughby Municipality (Sydney north shore) compiled by voluntary effort to commemorate Australia's Bicentenary. The book is published for The Bicentennial Community Committee. The book has information about local residents who have influenced the development of Castle Cove and Middle Cove suburbs within the eastern part of the Municipality. . ISBN: 0909633126. Our Book No: 40969. $30 AUD.
62. Leslie, Esther (1988). The Suburb of Castlecrag: A Community History (1st ed). Sydney: Management Development Publishers / Willoughby Municipal Council. 148 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good condition, few black & white photos, maps, frontispiece, light toning edges, top edge foxed, light foxing bottom edge and fore-edge, covers toned (light foxing front cover near spine), minor edgewear. This book, compiled by Esther Leslie, is one of a set of eight locality booklets about Willoughby Municipality (Sydney north shore) compiled by voluntary effort to commemorate Australia's Bicentenary. The book is published for The Bicentennial Community Committee. The book has information about local residents who have influenced the development of Castlecrag suburb within the Municipality. Walter Burley Griffin named Castlecrag after the Castlecrag Estate, which covered an area of some 94 acres, and was bought in 1920 by the Greater Sydney Development Association Limited, of which he was the Managing Director. ISBN: 090963310X. Our Book No: 40970. $40 AUD.
63. Leslie, Esther; Michaelides, Jean (1988). Willoughby: The Suburb and Its People (1st ed). Sydney: Management Development Publishers / Willoughby Municipal Council. 216 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good condition, black & white photos, map, light foxing edges, covers lightly toned (light foxing front cover near spne), top corner tip rear cover creased, light toning inside covers, bottom corner rear cover little thinned (insect damage), minor edgewear. This book by Esther Leslie and Jean Michaelides, is one of a set of eight locality booklets about Willoughby Municipality (Sydney north shore) compiled by voluntary effort to commemorate Australia's Bicentenary. The book is published for The Bicentennial Community Committee. The book has information about local residents who have influenced the development of Willoughby suburb within the Municipality. Some of the chapters: Willoughby's Beginnings, Pioneer Landowners In the Suburb of Willoughby, Roads and Streets, Pre-1920 Domestic Living Conditions, Schools In Willoughby, Willoughby's Heritage in Housing, Cinemas, People of the Suburb, Leisure Facilities. ISBN: 0909633169. Our Book No: 40973. $30 AUD.
64. Lindsay, Bruce (editor) (1985). Kings Park Native Plant Annual. Perth: Sunday Times. 56 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, small maps, minor rubbing covers, minor edgewear, non-author written & dated dedication. This richly illustrated native plant annual, edited by Bruce Lindsay, brings together a series of Native Plant Notes prepared by the Research Staff of the Kings Park Board, Perth, Western Australia. Includes: Scented Boronia, Blue Leschenaultia; Swan River Myrtle; Mottlecah; Albany Pitcher Plant; Blackboys; Sandplain Woody Pear; Western Australian Christmas Tree; Rainbow Plant; Kangaroo Paw; Scarlet & Firewood Banksia; Western Australian Underground Orchid. ISBN: 095908231X. Our Book No: 22963. $20 AUD.
65. Lockwood, Douglas (2006). The Lizard Eaters. Adelaide, Marleston: J.B. Books Australia. 171 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Douglas Lockwood ecord his journey through the central desert of the Northern Territory searching for the Pintubi tribe, an Aboriginal people only recently discovered at that time. Originally published, 1964. ISBN: 1863026444. Our Book No: 18062. $20 AUD.
66. Macdonald, Alexander; Slessor, Kenneth (contributor) (1972). The Ukulele Player Under the Lamp (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 266 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edges lightly foxed, some edgewear dustjacket (closed edge tear, spine ends & corners scuffed, few foxed spots endpapers, reverse side lightly foxed & toned), endpapers lightly toned, toned strip free flyleaves Humorous autobiography of Alexander Macdonald, the well-known Sydney humorist. Anecdotes of life on the Australian Broadcasting Commission, of Mo, and of Peter Finch. He spent most of his boyhood in a Catholic seminary school in Scotland. He joined the ABC in Sydney as a writer, and later wrote gags for Jack Davey and Roy Rene (Mo). The poet Kenneth Slessor rounds off the book with a lively panorama of Sydney bohemian life in the 1930s and 40s. . ISBN: 0207124574. Our Book No: 31014. $15 AUD.
67. Maclean, John; Connolly, Paul (with) (2005). Sucking the Marrow Out of Life: The John Maclean Story. Sydney, Millers Point: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 272 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, card covers (with flaps), black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear. A near-fatal cycling accident in 1988 left John Maclean, an Australian athlete, a paraplegic. His story as a paraplegic athlete is as moving, inspiring and joyful as the man himself. He was the first wheelchair athlete to complete the Hawaiian ironman triathalon. The gruelling English Channel swim was his next success. ISBN: 174045670X. Our Book No: 22861. $25 AUD.
68. Malouf, David (1994). Remembering Babylon (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 200 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, light toning pages as common, light creases covers, minor edgewear. Colonial Australian novel by David Malouf, about the tragic story of a white man trying to adjust to life after living 16 years among Aborigines in Queensland. Short-listed for 1993 Booker Prize and 1994 Miles Franklin Award. ISBN: 009930242X. Our Book No: 18559. $10 AUD.
69. Maltby, G. B.; Maltby, Peg (illustrator) (1945). Pip and Pepita in Goblinland (1st & only ed). Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. 32 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, small sepia (brown-tinted) drawings (some neatly colored in), pictorial board covers (creased & little marked), stapled (covered by red cloth strip), toned spots title page & few other pages, pages lightly toned as usual (few small edge tears), rear pastedown crinkled, edgewear cover corners. First & only edition. A collectible Australian children's picture story by G. B. Maltby, illustrated by Peg Maltby, about the adventures of two mice. (Muir 4747. No date, but 1945, Trove. The first of three Pip and Pepita titles by Peg Maltby.). ISBN: B072QBW6CL. Our Book No: 12509A. $30 AUD.
70. Manne, Robert (editor) (2003). Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle's Fabrication of Aboriginal History. Melbourne: Black Inc. Agenda. 385 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. These 17 essays by Australia's leading writers on Aboriginal history, edited by Robert Manne, demolish the claim by Keith Windschuttle that the violence between Aborigines and white settlers has been vastly exaggerated. He has ignored important evidence, and created an implausible revisionist history in which more whites were killed than blacks. They also provide a vivid and illuminating history of one of the most famous and tragic episodes in the history of the British Empire - the disposession and almost complete extinction of the Tasmanian Aborigines. ISBN: 0975076906. Our Book No: 18069. $30 AUD.
71. McCarthy, F. D.; Museum Sydney, The Australian; Elkin, A. P. (foreword) (1962). Australian Aboriginal Decorative Art (6th ed). Sydney: The Australian Museum. 60 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled, black & white figures, colour plates, frontispiece, bottom corner tip front cover creased, small scuff front cover (sticker removed), staples rusted (concealed but front cover has lifted, but all pages firm), white background rear cover little marked, some spinewear & edgewear, title written in blue biro on spine. The publication was issued because little information on the decorative art of Australian Aborigines was available. The first edition of 'Australian Aboriginal Decorative Art' was published in 1938. This sixth edition (1962) by F. D. McCarthy has three full-page illustrations added and several additions have been made to the bibliography. Most of the material described and illustrated is housed in the Australian Museum, Sydney. Our Book No: 40983. $40 AUD.
72. McConnochie, Keith; Hollinsworth, David; Pettman, Jan (1989). Race and Racism in Australia (1st, reprint ed). Wentworth Falls, NSW: Social Science Press. 259 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, tables, few tiny creases front cover, minor edgewear. Keith McConnochie and two colleagues explore the major concepts of race and racism in Australia. Focus on immigration and Aborigines. This book is especially designed for young adults (upper-secondary and lower tertiary studies). First edition reprint. ISBN: 0949218170. Our Book No: 23057. $15 AUD.
73. McCormick, W. J. McK. (1984). Christ, the Christian, and Freemasonry (New or 2nd ed). Belfast: Great Joy Publications. 144 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, top edge little foxed, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. A self-published critical illustrated history of Freemasons, with a focus on Ireland and the relationships to Christianity, by Irish Catholic researcher. Our Book No: 13004. $15 AUD.
74. McCrindle, Mark; Fell, Ashley; Buckerfield, Sam (with) (2021). Generation Alpha: Understanding Our Children and Helping Them Thrive (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear Mark McCrindle and Ashley Fell look at the impact of the internet and social media on young adults. The authors interviewed thousands of parents, children, teachers, business leaders, marketers and health professionals, to apply their research and forecasting expertise to reveal insights into Generation Alpha which covers those born between 2010 and 2024. How to help this group of children (born in the internet age) shape their future - and ours. ISBN: 9780733646300. Our Book No: 40956. $30 AUD.
75. McDougall, William (1973). The Group Mind (2nd or revised, reissued ed) [Classics in Psychology]. New York: Arno Press. 418 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition. William McDougall sketches the principles of the mental life of groups, and attempts to apply these principles to the understanding of the behaviour of nations. One of thre Arno Classics in Psychology series. Facsimile of the second edition, published in 1920. Original subtitle: 'A sketch of the principles of collective psychology with some attempt to apply them to the interpretation of national life and character.' Follows on from his introductory textbook in social psychology. ISBN: 0405051484. Our Book No: 12973. $40 AUD.
76. Menen, Aubrey (1963). The Fig Tree. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 165 pp. Paperback, very good condition, orange cover design, pages lightly toned, top corner tip covers & few pages lightly creased, owner's written name & date. An unusual novel (classic orange Penguin) set in Italy. To revive human hope (in the face of a population explosion), Harry Wesley, a chapel-bred scientist of genius, uses a chemical process to convert a fig-tree into the tree of life. The Vatican supports the project. The fig leaves get the last laugh when the fruit reveals exceptional properties as an aphrodisiac. Our Book No: 22940. $10 AUD.
77. Milgram, Stanley (2005). Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View (New ed). London: Pinter & Martin. 231 pp. Paperback large trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Stanley Milgram describes one of the most influential experiments in social psychology. Volunteers are instructed by an experimenter to apply an electric shock every time a learner makes a mistake. A surprisingly high number of participants go right up the scale to 450 volts. This study helps explain how ordinary people can commit the most horrific of crimes if placed under the influence of a evil authority, as in Nazi Germany. Foreword by psychologist Jerome Bruner. (Originally published in 1974.). ISBN: 0953096475. Our Book No: 18067. $30 AUD.
78. Moody, Mary (2019). The Accidental Tour Guide: Adventures in Life and Death (1st ed). Sydney, Cammeray: Simon & Schuster. 337 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos (single sepia or brown-tinted), minimal edgewear. The third book by Australian gardening and travel author Mary Moody. She relates her many further adventures. Mary loses her beloved husband, and she has to rebuild her life without him. Her travels include France, Morocco, and the Himalayas. This book completes the circle by sharing another major turning point in her life. ISBN: 9781925791358. Our Book No: 40975. $20 AUD.
79. Moore, Dr Gareth (2020). Brain Training the Japanese Way: Over 200 Fun and Challenging Puzzles to Improve Concentration, Strengthen Memory, and Boost Brain Health. Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press. 192 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings (puzzles). This fascinating helpful book by Dr Gareth Moore has 200 classic Japanese square puzzles designed to improve specific mental skills, including: Hitori Mental Agility, Kakuro Numerical Skills, Purenrupu Reasoning, Slitherlink Concentration, Numberlink Observation, Akarei Creative Thinking. This book will challenge, and delight brain trainers or people new to puzzling. ISBN: 9781646040377. Our Book No: 40954. $20 AUD.
80. Morris, Jill; Muir, Lynne (illustrator) (1998). Australian Kangaroos Magnificent Macropods (1st ed) [Greater Glider Environment Artbook]. Maleny, QLD: Greater Glider Productions. 48 pp. Paperback folio, very good condition, stiffened cover, colour drawings, top corner tip covers little creased, few light creases along fore-edge front cover, few light creases along spine, minor edgewear. A large-format children's book about Australian macropods for children, including delightful full-page sketches. Seventeen of Australia's kangaroos and other macropod species are depicted in their natural habitat, accompanied by information in prose and verse. For convenience, potoroos, bettongs and the musky-rat kangaroo are included, though strictly they are potoroids rather than macropods. ISBN: 0947304363. Our Book No: 40959. $35 AUD.
81. Mulvaney, John; Kamminga, Johan (1999). Prehistory of Australia (Revised ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 480 pp. Paperback wide octavo, as new condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour plates, maps, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Revised edition. A survey of the 40,000 years of Australia's human prehistory covering 60 years of archaeological research, including the controversy over the timing of first arrivals, extinction of megafauna and the diversity of Australia's rock art. This very special book explains why Aboriginal Australia is recognised today for its significance in global prehistory and why so many archaeological places have become World Heritage listed. Brings together the discoveries and often controversial interpretations of six decades of archaeological research. Reveals that across this island continent, with its contrasting environments and changing climates, human responses produced many Indigenous cultures and lifestyles. (Originally published by John Mulvaney, 1969, and here revised by Johan Kamminga.). ISBN: 1864489502. Our Book No: 30721. $50 AUD.
82. Munday, Bruce; Munday, Kristin (photographer) (2013). Those Dry-stone Walls: Stories from South Australia's Stone Age (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 180 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour photos (many full-page), few tiny spots front cover, base spine rubbed, minor edgewear. This special book by Bruce Munday looks at the history of South Australia's dry-stone walls. The author and photographer Kristin Munday traverse South Australia in search of stone walls. They found historic masterpieces and gained an insight into rural life in the years following settlement. The custodians of the walls shared their stories about the heritage they are very proud of. This fascinating book is rich with beautiful imagery of the walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to to start building your own. ISBN: 9781743051252. Our Book No: 40974. $60 AUD.
83. Murray, Kay; Carter, Julie (2001). Celebrating 100 Years of the Federation of Australia 1901 - 2001 (1st ed). Terrey Hills, NSW: Carter's Antiques & Collectables. 111 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, pictorial card covers (with rear flap), colour drawings (some full-page), glossy paper, tiny scuff mark top edge front cover, minor edgewear. A colourful booklet compiled and edited by Kay Murray and Julie Carter, to celebrate the centenary of Australia, when the States united together as a federated nation, Australia. The superb colour drawings depict the unique birds, animals and plants used as emblems of the states and territories of Australia. ISBN: 187607907X. Our Book No: 22909. $15 AUD.
84. Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmanian (1983). The Aboriginal People of Tasmania (1st ed). Hobart: Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery. 55 pp. Paperback oblong, good condition, maps, sepia (brown-tinted) photos front cover, black & white photos, colour art reproductions, black & white drawings, front cover little creased & marked, spine ends little rubbed, rear cover slightly rubbed, minor edgewear. This booklet by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is about the Tasmanian Aboriginaes who were isolated from all other people for at least 12000 years. They evolved a culture which used a wide range of resources according to a well adjusted seasonal schedule. Some of the chapters include: The first people in Tasmania, first European contact, clothes and ornament, food, the Tasmanian toolkit, shelter, religion, seasonal movement and trade, art, language, song and dance, the Bass Strait community, the Tasmanian Aboriginal community today, poetry, appendix, traditional foods. ISBN: 0724611657. Our Book No: 40980. $20 AUD.
85. Nichols, Michelle (2005). Pictorial History: Hawkesbury (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Kingsclear Books. 122 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. Michelle Nichols has written a pictorial history of the Hawkesbury district in Sydney’s northweat. This fascinating book with the many photos looks at: Original Occupants (Aborigines), Exploration and Early European Settlement, Macquarie's Five Towns, Tour to the Hawkesbury, and Hawkesbury Localities. ISBN: 0908272782. Our Book No: 30993. $30 AUD.
86. Nister, Ernest (1979). Revolving Pictures: A Reproduction from an Antique Book (Reprint ed). New York & London: William Collins Sons & Co. 12 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour illustrations, corners lightly bumped. The original Revolving Pictures book was published in 1892 by Ernest Nister of London. This reproduction features the unique changing pictures, the delicate illustrations and the delightful verses from the original book. A charming children's picture story about animals sure to delight children of all ages. All six pictures have their ribbon tabs in place which is unusual for this style of book. ISBN: 0001956477. Our Book No: 22942. $15 AUD.
87. Noble, Tom (1991). Walsh Street (The Cold-blooded Killings that Shocked Australia) (1st ed). Sydney: John Kerr. 192 pp. Paperback large trade, good condition, black & white photos centre spread, map, inside covers toned, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Tom Noble describes the cold-blooded murder of two young constables in a Melbourne street (Walsh Street, South Yarra) in 1988, which lead to a two-year manhunt. Four men were arrested, but they were later acquitted on trial. ISBN: 0958800456. Our Book No: 13001. $10 AUD.
88. Nursery Pty Ltd, Camellia Grove (1998). Camellia Grove Established 1939: Camellias and Azaleas [Catalogue] (30th ed). Sydney: Camellia Grove Nursery Pty Ltd. 31 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, small black & white identification symbols, minor edgewear, minor biro annotation rear cover. A catalogue published by the Camellia Grove Nursery in St Ives, a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales. Our Book No: 22956. $10 AUD.
89. Opperman, H. F. (Hubert) (1977). Pedals, Politics and People. Sydney: Haldane. 511 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear & edge tears jacket (tape repairs folds reverse side, reverse side lightly foxed, front cover little scuffed), owner's written name, autograph (author's written dedication label front pastedown), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Hubert Opperman (Oppy, 1904 - 1996) was Australia's most famous professional cyclist in the 1920s and 1930s. His records included marathons such as Fremantle - Sydney, Kalgoorlie - Perth, and the Paris - Brest - Paris road race. He later became a long-time cabinet minister in the Australian Parliament and its foreign representative in Malta. This book is his account of his amazing cycling and political careers. In 1996, at the age of 91, he died of a heart attack on his exercise bike at his Melbourne home. (Written dedication reads: With best wishes, Hubert Opperman, 'Oppy'.). ISBN: 0909918090. Our Book No: 3884. $400 AUD.
90. Owen, Bryn (1990). Owen Roscomyl and the Welsh Horse. Caernarfon, Wales: Palace Books. 72 pp. Paperback large wide trade, good plus condition, black & white photos, small stain fore-edge last few pages & inside rear cover, minor edgewear, owner's written initials & date. A brief biography, by Bryn Owen, of Lt. Colonel Arthur Owen Vaughan (pseudonym Owen Roscomyl), Welsh nationalist and adventurer, together with a short history of the Regiment which was his brainchild, and which rendered such distinguished service in the Great War of 1914-1918 (WW1). He was cowboy, gold miner, hunter, soldier, novelist, historian, playwright, and manager of the Welsh National Drama Company. The story of this remarkable Welshman (now largely forgotten), and how he raised, almost single-handed, the Regiment of Welsh Horse Yeomanry at the beginning of WW1. Our Book No: 23023. $10 AUD.
91. Paris, Joel; Tyrer, Peter J. (foreword) (2006). Social Factors in the Personality Disorders: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Etiology and Treatment [Studies in Social and Community Psychiatry]. New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 232 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. Based on recent empirical studies, Joel Paris argues that although biological, psychological and social factors are all necessary, none of them individually is sufficient to produce personality disorders. This basic model is also a model of treatment: the therapist addresses biological, experiential and social factors, and treatment focuses on social adjustment through the adaptive use of personality traits. Illustrated with case vignettes, this balanced, humane and rational account of a difficult topic will greatly assist clinicians. ISBN: 0521032660. Our Book No: 13022. $30 AUD.
92. Pearl, Cyril (1969). The Girl with the Swansdown Seat. Sydney: Horwitz. 277 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, light toning pages, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date on flyleaf. Cyril Pearl provides a light-hearted look at the sexual realities behind the facade of mid-Victorian morality. He slices away at the myth of the Victorian era as puritan and sombre piety. Instead it was more like the Elizabethan era, an age when personal and sexual freedom made England (at the heights her colonial powers) a merry land and lived with gusto. The most exhaustive but entertaining study of Victorian morals. Written by the author of 'Wild Men of Sydney’. Our Book No: 22939. $12 AUD.
93. Perry, William J. (editor) (1982). The Municipality of Kogarah 1982 Year Book. Sydney, Kogarah: Municipality of Kogarah. 72 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, adverts, minor edgewear. A yearbook for this southern suburb and municipality in the city of Sydney, New South Wales. About half the pages are adverts for local business. Our Book No: 12999. $20 AUD.
94. Reddy, Helen (2005). The Woman I Am: A Memoir (1st p/b ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, bottom corner rear cover creased, spine & nearby front cover little creased, minor edgewear, cancelled rubber stamp & non-author written dedication front flyleaf. First paperback edition. In this honest and ultimately brave memoir, Helen Reddy talks about the emotional highs and lows that have made her an performing artist and a complex woman with a rich inner life sustained by a strong spiritual faith. Australian-born and long resident in the United States, she is best remembered for her song ‘I Am Woman’, the feminist anthem of the 1970s. ISBN: 0732280354. Our Book No: 40985. $45 AUD.
95. Rennie, Anne (2000). Song of the Bellbirds (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Simon & Schuster. 403 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. Australian novel by Anne Rennie in which all young Lizzy wants to do is sing, ride the boundaries of her family's Queensland property, and dream of one day performing on stage. From the author of Reach For The Dream comes a bittersweet historical novel of love and heartache, set against the vast wheatfields of Queensland and the glittering opera houses of Europe and America. ISBN: 073181018X. Our Book No: 23011. $12 AUD.
96. Robinson, Roland; Shaw, Roderick (illustrator); Talbot, Norman (introductory essay) (1989). The Nearest the White Man Gets: Aboriginal Narratives and Poems of New South Wales (1st ed). Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 96 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (faint foxing front cover & reverse side), edges foxed, pages lightly toned, rear hinge slightly split at base, glue residue top & bottom edges some pages (possible previous repair), small scuff front pastedown. Roland Robinson records the narratives and poems of New South Wales in this book. He has brought together 39 Aboriginal narratives and poems. They reveal a lively world of men, animals, and clever-fellers. There are Dreamtime tales, family stories, poems about ritual magic and kinship with animals, accounts of genocide and of the arrival of the white man. The author has spent most of his life travelling in outback Australia writing poetry and collecting Aboriginal myths, legends, and songs. Introductory essay by Norman Talbot. ISBN: 0868063797. Our Book No: 40981. $25 AUD.
97. Rose, Lyndon (1984). Richard Siddins of Port Jackson. Canberra, Fyshwick: Roebuck Society. 152 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, endpaper maps, toned strip front free flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). A biography by Lyndon Rose of colonial merchant and mariner, Captain Siddins, who was a whaler, then traded seals and sandalwood in the Pacific out of Port Jackson, Sydney (1804 -1822). He later became a Port Jackson pilot and then superintendent of South Head Lighthouse. ISBN: 0909434026. Our Book No: 13398. $35 AUD.
98. Sadi, of Shiraz; Lang, John (1992). The Rose Garden: Translations from the Persian of Sadi of Shiraz (New ed) [Colonial Poets Series]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 12 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, card covers, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. The poems in this booklet are translations of Persian poetry from the 'Gulistan' and the 'Bustan', by the court poet known as Sadi of Shiraz. These poems were first published in 'The Mofussilite' in 1845. Translated into English by the Australian writer John Lang. (No 9 in the Colonial Poets Series from Mulini Press.). ISBN: 0949910422. Our Book No: 40008A. $25 AUD.
99. Safe Climate, Psychology for a (2013). Let's Speak about Climate Change. Melbourne, Fairfield: Psychology for a Safe Climate. 24 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, stapled (minimally rusted), card covers, black & white text-photos & drawings (cartoons), minor edgewear corner tips covers. This booklet, by the Australian 'Psychology for a Safe Climate' group, provides an opportunity for readers to reflect on how they and other people in the community have felt about climate change. The book is an insight into how we can encourage community and political action. (No date, by 2013. Unnumbered pages.). Our Book No: 40888. $30 AUD.
100. Saville, Margot (2007). The Battle for Bennelong: The Adventures of Maxine McKew, Aged 50 Something. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, front cover creased, minor edgewear. This book reveals the pathos, the inside machinations, and the many fete openings and raffle draws that the author, Margaret Saville, attended with Maxine McKew, or John Howard, or both. Or, how the ABC journalist McKew defeated a Prime Minister in his own seat during the Australian 2007 Federal election. ISBN: 9780522854428. Our Book No: 23056. $10 AUD.
101. Sayer, Mandy (2017). Australian Gypsies: Their Secret History. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 299 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) & black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. In this fascinating book Mandy Sayer puts together a vivid, wide-ranging history that begins at the start of the Romani culture, tracing the first Gypsy people to arrive in Australia through to Gypsy families today, who share their stories of their ancestors and their lives. This book is inspirational for anyone who would like to learn more about the Romani (Romany) Gypsies. First edition stated. ISBN: 9781742234670. Our Book No: 29819. $32 AUD.
102. Schorr, Daniel (introduction) (2002). Cradle and Crucible: History and Faith in the Middle East (1st ed). Washington, DC: National Geographic. 175 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, edges little foxed, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. Leading writers examine the reasons for the ongoing strife in the Middle East and trace the "longest history": the flourishing of the first empires and alphabets, the centuries of conquests, and the resulting resentments that fuel the conflicts being played out even now. ISBN: 0792265971. Our Book No: 22881. $15 AUD.
103. Seligman, Martin E. P.; Kidman, Antony (foreword) (1994). Learned Optimism: Optimism is Essential for a Good and Successful Life - You Too can Acquire it (1st Australian, reprint ed). Sydney: Random House Australia. 321 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Leading American psychologist Martin Seligman shows us how to stop automatically assuming guilt. How to break the habit of seeing the worst outcome in every setback. How to be optimistic. Compiles scientific research that optimism is vital to overcoming defeat and exhibits how readers can learn the habit of optimism necessary for a successful and happy life. (Stock photo may show incorrect book.). ISBN: 0091825687. Our Book No: 9732. $20 AUD.
104. Sewell, Anna (2001). Black Beauty [Scholastic Classics]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 245 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. As a young horse, Black Beauty is well-loved and happy, but when his owner is forced to sell him, his life changes drastically. He has many owners - some cruel and some kind. He really wants someone to love him again. This is a classic tale for children and young adults by Anna Sewell, originally published in 1877. ISBN: 0439228905. Our Book No: 22961. $10 AUD.
105. Sharpe, Alan (2000). Pictorial History: City of Sydney (1st ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Kingsclear Books. 139 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, faint foxing edges, small spot fore-edge, top corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. A richly illustrated history of the City of Sydney by Alan Sharpe. This book displays a collection of photos which preserve in words, photos and engravings the history of a bygone era. Some of the places are: Sydney Cove, Circular Quay, The Rocks, The Harbour Bridge, The Opera House, Pitt Street, George Street, Martin Place, Darling Harbour, and Railway Square. ISBN: 0908272634. Our Book No: 30994. $25 AUD.
106. Shayler, Kate (2001). The Long Way Home: The Story of a Homes Kid. Sydney: Random House. 346 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny dent rear cover, pages lightly toned as common, minimal sticker mark front free flyleaf, minor edgewear. Kate Shayler describes her ordeal as a white Australian child removed from her family to live in the Burnside Homes for Children, Sydney. She tells of her dreadful loneliness in the institution, her loss of identity, and her father’s betrayal. But she rediscovered her self-respect, dignity and her place in the world. (Most attention in Australia so far has focused on the Aboriginal stolen generation and British child migrants, rather than their Australian contemporaries.). ISBN: 174051050X. Our Book No: 7510. $25 AUD.
107. Shepherd, Frank (1993). In Search of the Buttercup. Sydney, Turramurra: Frank M. Shepherd. 250 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card covers, black & white drawings, few toned spots at top first few pages, top edge lightly foxed, minor creasing covers & corners. This fascinating book by Frank Shepherd is about his search for the Australian buttercup (cuplike flowers, genus Ranunculus) and where that search has led. He writes not only about the buttercup, but also about the people he discovered on his journey. This would be a worthwhile addition to any nature lovers library. ISBN: 0646239767. Our Book No: 23041. $50 AUD.
108. Shriver, Lionel (2017). The Mandibles: A Family 2029 - 2047 (Reprint ed). London: Borough Press. 515 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, top corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. This novel is written by the author of 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'. It is 2029. The U.S national debt has grown so large that it can never be repaid. Their pending inheritance turned to ash, each member of the formerly formidable Mandible family must cope first with disappointment, then the challenge of sheer survival, as they make their way through a society in ruin. A frightening yet scabrously funny look at America's not-so-distant future. ISBN: 9780007560776. Our Book No: 31009. $15 AUD.
109. Simpson, John (2017). The Word Detective: A Life in Words from Serendipity to Selfie (New ed). London: Abacus. 366 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. John Simpson is the former chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), where he helped move the dictionary online in the 1980s, and led the editorial work on its Third Edition (from 2000). His main story concentrates on his life at the dictionary. But he also uses words that crop up in the narrative itself as jumping-off points for digressions into stories about word history and usage. He wants to tell the story of words from a historical perspective. . ISBN: 9780349141008. Our Book No: 30998. $20 AUD.
110. Sjolander Holland, Ann-Christin (2005). The Water Business: Corporations Versus People [Global Issues in a Changing World]. London: Zed Books. 282 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Ann-Christin Sjolander Holland asks the ultimate question: should decisions about the provision of and access to water be taken by citizens in democratic societies, or by commercial corporations? The author travelled to Latin America, Africa and Europe to interview the poor, the experts, the corporate executives, and to bring back a story much more complicated than simply public versus private provision, or innovative mixes of both. Note: Privatization of water supplies began in England in 1989 under Margaret Thatcher, and in the ten years that followed, nearly 10 billion went in profits to the new water companies. Today, two giant corporations, Veolia and Suez, control 80% of the international private water market and have some 300 million customers. ISBN: 1842775650. Our Book No: 23018. $15 AUD.
111. Smith, Lane (2017). Grandpa Green (Reprint ed). London: Two Hoots. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, label residue mark. This children's picture story follows the great-grandson of Grandpa Green through a garden where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees, and imagination recreates things forgotten. By turns touching and whimsical, this book opens the door to a garden of wonders for parents, grandparents and children alike. Lane Smith is the winner of the Kate Greenway medal. ISBN: 9781447218357. Our Book No: 41005. $18 AUD.
112. Souter, Gavin (1996). A Torrent of Words: Leon Gellert: A Writer's Life. Canberra: Brindabella Press. 63 pp. Hardback small octavo, mylar dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), grey cloth covers, black & white photos centre spread, minimal foxing endpapers & edges. This is a biography by Gavin Souter of Leon Gellert who was an Australian writer, poet, journalist, and an art critic. He was one of the poets who served in the Middle East in World War 1, and he was best known for his collection of poems written as an Anzac during this Great War. The author says in his Prelude that he had something in common with Leon Gellert because in May 1947 they both had debuts on the Saturday magazine pages of the Sydney Morning Herald, where Gellert was literary editor and columnist for many years. (This is copy 210 of a limited edition of 270 copies, printed by hand by Alexander Bolton at the Brindabella Press. It is the 23rd and last book of the press. printed on Mohawk Superfine paper. Duotone photographs.). ISBN: 0909422265. Our Book No: 40967. $80 AUD.
113. Stanton, Victor E. (1940). For the Student: I Must Be Fit (5th ed). Sydney: Band of Hope Union / Youth Temperance Educational Council of N.S.W. 32 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, orange-brown card cover (spine cloth), black & white text-photos, sticker mark front cover. A tiny little health reader circulated to schools in New South Wales. Foreword by Woodfull, an ex-captain of the Australian test cricket team. (No date, but 1936 - 1940.) Our Book No: 12929. $10 AUD.
114. Steggall, Stephany Evans (2004). Can I Call You Colin?: The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele. Sydney: New Holland. 448 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Can I Call You Colin?: The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele, by Stephany Evans Steggall (New Holland, 2004). A well-researched and evocative account of Colin's life. He has contributed so much to Australian literature and culture. This wonderful book talks about Colin's warm character, resilient spirit and myriad achievements. This is an entertaining and uplifting monograph on the life and times, humour and humanity of Colin Thiele, a remarkable Australian. ISBN: 1741101425. Our Book No: 21528. $25 AUD.
115. Stuart, Alison (2020). The Goldminer’s Sister (1st Australian p/b ed). Sydney: Mira Books. 384 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). A stunning Australian historical novel by Alison Stuart, of loss desire and courage, full of the drama and the beauty of the Australian bush. It is set in a Victorian goldmining town in 1873. Eliza Penrose has arrived in the town to find her brother, planning to make a new life for herself, instead she finds a tragic mystery. Mining engineer Alec McLeod risks his livelihood to oppose the dangerous work practices Maiden's Creek Mine. Disaster puts the pieces of the puzzle together, and Alex and Eliza must help each other - Is it too late? ISBN: 9781489256485. Our Book No: 41006. $16 AUD.
116. Sutcliffe, Pauline (editor); Tufnell, Guinevere (editor); Cornish, Ursula (editor) (1998). Working with the Dying and Bereaved: Systemic Approaches to Therapeutic Work. Basingstoke: Macmillan. 212 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, bottom corner title page lightly creased. Essays that reveal how therapists can use a systemic approach to help families facing death and bereavement. Considers the individual in a broader, more holistic, context than traditional theories. Edited by Pauline Sutcliffe and colleagues. ISBN: 0333669037. Our Book No: 22440. $15 AUD.
117. Theodorou, Susie; Kernick, John (photographer) (2018). Mediterranean: Naturally Nutritious Recipes from the World's Healthiest Diet (1st ed). London: Kyle Cathie. 192 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, thick card covers with flaps, colour photos (mostly full-page), minor edgewear. A collection of traditional dishes from Mediterranean countries (Greece, Italy, Spain), including well-known favourites. Susie Theodorou grew up in a Greek Cypriot family, and has an authentic approach to the Mediterranean diet, but has a contemporary view of flavours. A very easy to use book. ISBN: 9780857834799. Our Book No: 40966. $20 AUD.
118. Thiede, Carsten Peter; D'Ancoma, Matthew (2000). The Quest for the True Cross (1st ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson / Orion Publishing. 205 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, minor edgewear. Carsten Peter Thiede and Matthew D'Ancoma describe journey through the ancient world, following the footsteps of Helena (mother of Constantine the Great) who bought an inscribed piece of wood to Rome. They controversially claim that this Titulus Crucis is part of the authentic cross on which Christ died. They previously wrote 'The Jesus Papyrus'. ISBN: 0297842285. Our Book No: 22863. $15 AUD.
119. Thurman, Robert A. F. (translator); Dali Lama, H. H. the (foreword) (2011). The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Liberation Through Understanding in the Between) (Reissue, reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 278 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead’, composed in the 8th Century, is a classic text of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought, which has become highly influential in the West for psychological insights into the processes of death and dying. This translation is by Robert Thurman, a leading Buddhist scholar, in association with The Dalai Lama, who provides the foreword. ISBN: 9780007899098. Our Book No: 7502. $16 AUD.
120. Turner, Violet E. (1938). The Good Fella Missus [Annie Lock]. Adelaide, Prospect: United Aborigines Mission / Hunkin, Ellis & King, . 93 pp. Paperback small trade, facsimile dustjacket, fair condition (in good dustjacket), card covers, new staples, black & white photos, slight crinkling & faint tide marks some page edges, jacket rubbed along spine & nearby (slight tide marks flap edges), scuff mark title page, toning title page & last page, bottom corner tip lightly creased few pages, minor edgewear. Violet Turner provides a fascinating short biography of Miss Annie Lock, who has been called "The Mary Slessor of Australia", but the Aborigines of Central Australia know her as "The Good Fella Missus". All quotations were taken from press correspondence of the same period, November, 1928 - April, 1929. The headings for the other chapters were taken from Miss Lock's mission reports of the same time. A valuable way to learn about early Aboriginal history, and the mission work carried out by Miss Lock. (No date, but 1938, Trove.). Our Book No: 40963. $60 AUD.
121. Ure Smith, Sydney (editor); Gellert, Leon (editor) (1930). Art in Australia: Third Series, Number Thirty-Four (34) (1st ed). Sydney: Sydney Ure Smith / Art In Australia Ltd. 84 pp. Paperback wide octavo, dustjacket (fixed at spine on light brown card covers), good condition (in good dustjacket), tipped-in colour & black & white plates, a few sepia (brown-tinted) portraits, colour frontispiece, adverts at rear, first page & edges lightly foxed, yapp edges jacket overlapping cover edges (edge tears), rusted staples, front cover detached from staples (all pages firm), pages lightly toned, some edgewear. This issue of 'Art In Australia' (third series, no 34, dated October-November 1930) has a Margaret Preston painting on the front cover. The contents include: Modern Art in Europe (Norman Macgeorge, London), St Kilda Road (Hardy Wilson), Epstein (Brian Jones), Woodblocking as a Craft (Margaret Preston), John Shaw Neilson (Blamire Young), Harold Herbert’s Watercolours, The Lambert Exhibition (Basil Burdett). Also mentioned: Arthiur Streeton, Adrian Feint, Elioth Gruner. Our Book No: 40920. $50 AUD.
122. Ure Smith, Sydney (editor); Gellert, Leon (editor) (1931). Art in Australia: Third Series, Number Thirty-Six (36) (1st ed). Sydney: Sydney Ure Smith / Art In Australia Ltd. 70 pp. Paperback wide octavo, dustjacket (fixed to blue card covers at spine), good condition (in good dustjacket), tipped-in colour & black & white plates, adverts at rear, first page & edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, yapp edges jacket overlaps with cover ( rear flap creased), single faint vertical crease pages, rusted staples, covers detached from text block (pages firm), some edgewear. This issue of 'Art in Australia' (no 36) has a Margaret Preston painting on the front cover. The contents include: George Lambert (by Lionel Lindsay), Caroline Dexter - the Wife of the Artist (Dora Wilcox and William Moore), The Art Gallery of Wanganui (Margaret Preston), Colin Colahan (Percy Leason), Harold Parker's Sculpture, The Art of C. R. W. Nevinson (P. G. Konody), Two Australians in London (Leslie Rees). Our Book No: 40919. $50 AUD.
123. Veronesi, Sandro; Pala, Elena (translator) (2021). The Hummingbird (1st English ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 289 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner tips covers creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This thrilling novel by Sandro Veronesi is a surprising and very moving reinvention of the family saga. It is about the need to look to the future with hope and live with intensity to the very end. Marco Carrera is 'the hummingbird', a man with the almost supernatural ability to stay still as the world around him continues to change. Translated from Italian. ISBN: 9781474617475. Our Book No: 40965. $20 AUD.
124. Walker, Moira (1994). Women in Therapy and Counselling: Out of the Shadows (Reprint ed). Milton Keynes: Open University Press. 192 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, top corner rear cover & last few pages little creased, rear cover little scratched, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, bookshop label bottom front flyleaf. Moira Walker has spent many years working in Britain with women as a social worker, teacher and trainer, and as a counsellor and psychotherapist. Therapy specific to women and their problems has been inadequately studied. ISBN: 0335093752. Our Book No: 23003. $12 AUD.
125. Walling, Edna (1943). Gardens in Australia: Their Design and Care (1st ed). Melbourne / London: Oxford University Press (OUP) / Humphrey Milford. 148 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket (facsimile), good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), many black & white text-photos & drawings (some full-page, including frontispiece & endpapers), plans, rebacked (spine title retained, facsimile front free endpaper), faded edge patches green cloth cover, spine faded jacket (front flap not clipped, rubber stamp front flap), pages toned as common, edgewear, two owner's written names. First edition. This well-illustrated book by heritage garden guru Edna Walling has a twofold purpose - to give pleasure, as a thing of beauty, while also providing practical help to those making new gardens, or intending to reconstruct old ones. Note that gardens planned for and constructed upon large estates are quite applicable to much small areas. (A repaired copy of the scarce first edition, 1943.). Our Book No: 17354. $140 AUD.
126. Walling, Edna; Barret, Margaret (editor) (1994). The Edna Walling Book of Australian Garden Design (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Anne O’Donovan. 144 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, illustrated endpapers, reverse side jacket foxed (minor edgewear), light foxing edges. (This copy: Hardback dustjacket, 1994.) This book has been chosen from the material in the first three volumes by Edma Walling: Gardens in Australia (1943), Cottage and Garden (1947) and A Gardener's Log (1948), and it is illustrated with many of her own unusual photos. A very special book for garden lovers who remember her books and younger gardeners planning their gardens. Edited by Margaret Barret. ISBN: 0908476035. Our Book No: 40990. $50 AUD.
127. Warner, Grace (1988). Artarmon: Past, Present and Future (1st ed). Sydney: Management Development Publishers / Willoughby Municipal Council. 168 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good condition, black & white photos, map, light foxing edges, toned spots inside covers & last page, covers toned, light foxing front cover near spine, minor edgewear. This book by Grace Warner is one of a set of eight locality booklets about Willoughby Municipality (Sydney north shore) compiled by voluntary effort to commemorate Australia’s Bicentenary. The book is published for The Bicentennial Community Committee. The book includes information about local residents who have influenced the development of Artarmon suburb within the Municipality. ISBN: 0909633150. Our Book No: 40968. $30 AUD.
128. Watson, Francis (1974). The Year of the Wombat: England, 1857 (1st US ed). New York: Harper & Row. 185 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, frontispiece, cloth binding along spine, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (faint toning reverse side). Francis Watson provides an irresistibly entertaining and irreverent view of England in 1857 and the fantastic personages - artistic and political - whose erratic behaviour made it memorable, including Charles Dickens and Florence Nightingale. ISBN: 0060145242. Our Book No: 23004. $15 AUD.
129. Watts, Dave (2006). Field Guide to Tasmanian Birds (2nd or new ed). Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Reed New Holland. 192 pp. Paperback large trade, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, maps, minimal edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Revised edition (reprint 2006). Dave Watts provides a comprehensive listing of all major bird species found in Tasmania, accompanied by full-colour photographs of each bird in its natural habitat for identification purposes. A great reference book for anyone interested in Tasmanian bird life. (Newspaper clippings loosely inserted.). ISBN: 1876334606. Our Book No: 27606. $30 AUD.
130. Webster, Elsie May (1980). Whirlwinds in the Plain: Ludwig Leichhardt - Friends, Foes and History (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 462 pp. Hardback large thick octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white sketches, maps, edges little foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (white background covers little foxed & marked, edge tears, spine little faded, edgewear), pages lightly toned, top edges board covers & spine ends mottled (colour loss & cloth worn) Elsie May Webster provides the story of Australia's most intriguing inland explorer, Ludwig Leichhardt, who vanished on his second major expedition. A masterful biography of this strange, brilliant, difficult, driven and tormented man. Born and educated in Prussia in the early 19th century, he was a polymath who was fascinated by the natural world, and possessed a longing for adventure and exploration. The author laboured at the sources - the diaries, the letters and documents where truth lay waiting for a ray from the lantern of Diogenes. Her book is, in the best sense, a quest or a detective story. The long story is told in prose of compelling power, with sardonic humour, with mordant insight into the unattractive corners of the human heart. ISBN: 0522841813. Our Book No: 31003. $30 AUD.
131. Westgarth, William (1888). Personal Recollections of Early Melbourne and Victoria (1st ed). Melbourne & Sydney: George Robertson & Company. 178 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (as issued), very good condition, original dark blue cloth cover (spine lettering & vignette), black endpapers, sepia (brown-tinted) portrait frontispiece (tissue guard), top edge roughly cut, fore-edge & rear endpapers lightly foxed, endpapers little toned, minor edgewear, small owner's written name. William Westgarth lived in Melbourne for 17 years, beginning in 1840. Here are his recollections on Melbourne and Victoria generally. Includes remarks about the 'Aboriginal Natives’, the Henty family, John Batman, John Fawkner, James Simpson, David McArthur, Charles La Trobe, John O'Shanassy, William Kerr, William Nicholson, Charles Ebden, Edward Wilson, and others. (An excellent copy.). Our Book No: 18060. $175 AUD.
132. Wilksch, Eric (1988). The Naremburn Story (1st ed). Sydney: Management Development Publishers / Willoughby Municipal Council. 152 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good condition, few black & white photos, maps, diagrams, top parts some pages lightly foxed, light foxing edges, covers toned (light foxing front cover near spine), light foxing & toning inside covers, light foxing title page & last page, minor edgewear. This book by Eric Wilksch is one of a set of eight locality booklets about Willoughby Municipality (Sydney north shore) compiled by voluntary effort to commemorate Australia's Bicentenary. The book is published for The Bicentennial Community Committee. The book has information about local residents who have influenced the development of Narenburn suburb within the Municipality. Some of the chapters: Businesses, Shops and Occupations, Naremburn's Houses, Some Naremburn Personalities, Naremburn's Community Organisations Over The Years, Not All Work: Naremburn at Leisure, Other Happenings and Hazards, Churches and Schools, Disposal of the Municipality's Waste. There is a reference to land portions, and a map of portions at the rear of the book. ISBN: 0909633096. Our Book No: 40971. $30 AUD.