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1. Akenson, Donald Harman (1993). The Irish Diaspora: A Primer (1st ed). Toronto / Belfast: P. D .Meany Company / The Institute of Irish Studies. 319 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, figures, maps, minor edgewear jacket (front flap creased), top of spine little creased, light foxing edges, tiny bump top edge front cover, written dedication (perhaps autograph). Donald Harman Akenson writes the first book to examine one of the world's most important population movements: the Irish diaspora worldwide. It is built around an unerring attentiveness to the basic facts of the processes of immigration that altered forever the make-up not only of Ireland but of the entire Imperial world. In measured accessible prose, the author examines the vital role played by the Irish in the unprecedented multicultural outflowing of the 19th and 20th centuries. ISBN: 0888350384. Our Book No: 31056. $60 AUD.
2. Al Muderis, Munjed; Weaver, Patrick (with) (2019). Going Back: How a Former Refugee, now an Internationally Acclaimed Surgeon, Returned to Iraq to Change the Lives of injured Soldiers and Civilians (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, sticker front cover, autograph (author's owner's written name title page). This autobiography of Munjed Al Muderis is a followup from his first book about his amazing journey as a boat person to Australia, and his life-changing new surgical technique for amputees. In this book he returns to Iraq after 18 years, at the invitation of the Iraqi Government, to operate on soldiers, police and civilian amputees wounded in the horrific war against ISIS. He tells his story from the unique perspective of a refugee returning to the place of his birth as a celebrated international surgeon. ISBN: 9781760633165. Our Book No: 41041. $20 AUD.
3. an-Nabhani, Taqiuddin (1990). The Social System in Islam (3rd ed). London: Al-Khilafah Publications. 196 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Taqiuddin an-Nabhani provides an exposition of the social system of Islam. He is the founder of Hizb-ut-Tahrir, a fundamentalist Islamic group. He states he strictly applies Shari'ah rules, paying no attention to the onslaught of Western culture upon Muslims, nor succumbing to the views of some Muslim scholars who seek to excessively curtail the activities of woman. Seeks to re-establish the Khilafah "so that men and women can live under its shade in submission to the commands of their Creator". Contains some Arabic text (quotations). ISBN: 1899574085. Our Book No: 15080. $30 AUD.
4. Ancher, Edward A. (1979). Mosman's Bay: The Romance of an Old Whaling Station (The Story of the Pioneers of Mosman and Cremorne) (2nd ed). Sydney, Mosman: Mosman Historical Society. 52 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, black & white photos, endpaper map, minor edgewear. Edward Ancher provides a history of aspects of early Mosman and Cremorne, northern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Originally published in 1909 in the 'Australian Historical Societies Journal'. Second edition. ISBN: 0959995617. Our Book No: 20511. $25 AUD.
5. Arney, Kat (2016). Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work (1st ed) [Bloomsbury Sigma]. London: Bloomsbury. 288 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. This fascinating book Kat Arney explains genes and how they work. The author, a geneticist, has drawn on stories ranging from six-toed cats and stickleback hips to wobbly worms and zombie genes, to create a companion reader to the book of life itself. There is a section on Ernest Hemingway's polydactyal cats at his former residence in Key West, descended from a six-toed ancestor. The media tells us that our genes control the risk of cancer, heart disease, alcoholism or Alzheimer's. The cost of DNA sequencing has plummeted, and therefore gene-based advances in medicine hold huge promise. ISBN: 9781472910059. Our Book No: 41020. $25 AUD.
6. Arts Association, Creative and Practical (1993). Perspectives of Aboriginal Culture and the Creative Arts. Sydney, Milperra: Creative and Practical Arts Association, Inc. 44 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), thin card covers, holes near spine punched for filing, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Traditional lore and culture are explained through dance, drama, music and visual arts. This booklet by the Creative and Practical Arts Association (Milperra, Sydney), can be adapted for use in primary and secondary schools. Our Book No: 23131. $15 AUD.
7. Barany, Zoltan (2002). The East European Gypsies: Regime Change, Marginality, and Ethnopolitics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 408 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, tables, minimal edgewear, remainder stripe bottom edge. Zoltan Barany provides the first attempt by a social scientist to explain the age-old predicament of Gypsies (or Roma), Eastern Europe's largest ethnic minority, and their relationship to the region's states and societies. Professor Barany comparatively examines the Gypsies socioeconomic and political marginality and policies toward them through seven centuries and in seven East European states. This pioneering multidisciplinary work will engage political scientists, sociologists, and historians as well as students of ethnic and racial studies. ISBN: 0521009103. Our Book No: 23084. $30 AUD.
8. Bates, Sonya (2021). Inheritance of Secrets: A Brutal Murder, a Wartime Promise, a Quest for the Truth. Sydney: Harper / HarperCollins. 420 pp. Paperback small wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. An Australian crime fiction novel that links the crimes of the present to the secrets of the past, and how far would you go to keep a secret. The debut adult novel by Sonya Bates, shortlisted as an unpublished manuscript in the inaugural Banjo Prize in 2018. It has reading group questions at the rear. Juliet's elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. The only clue is her grandfather's missing signet ring. When Juliet's estranged sister, Lily, returns in fear for her life, Juliet suspects something far more sinister than a simple break-in gone wrong. Her loving grandfather, a German soldier who emigrated to Australia after WW2 to build a new life. What was he hiding that could have led to his murder? (Australia Post edition.). ISBN: 9781460760345. Our Book No: 31017. $18 AUD.
9. Bateson, Mary Catherine (1994). Peripheral Visions: Learning Along the Way (1st ed). New York: Harper / HarperCollins. 243 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light toning pages, top corner tip rear cover scuffed. Mary Catherine Bateson, a notable American cultural anthropologist, starts with a sacrifice in a Persian garden, moves on to a Philippine village and then to the Sinai desert, and finishes with a description of a tour bus full of Tibetan monks. The author writes about a fascinating intellectual exploration of a lifetime learning from experience and encountering the unfamiliar. By the author of 'Composing a Life'. (First edition stated.). ISBN: 9780060926304. Our Book No: 31043. $16 AUD.
10. Bealey, Frank; Chapman, Richard A.; Sheehan, Michael (1999). Elements in Political Science. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (EUP). 391 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips lightly creased few pages, slight crease front cover, minor edgewear, remainder mark (dot). This political science textbook by Frank Bealey and colleagues is an ideal introduction for students beginning to study politics. Focusing on the key elements of a political science degree, the book provides students with all they need to build a foundation of knowledge for the subject. The book has been divided into five easy-to-use sections, each with a guide to literature for further study of a particular area. ISBN: 0748611096. Our Book No: 23230. $20 AUD.
11. Beeton, Isabella (1963). Mrs Beeton's Family Cookery (Reprint ed). London: Ward Lock & Co. 832 pp. Hardback large thick octavo, no jacket, good condition, pictorial cloth covers, colour & black & white plates, black & white drawings, top edge coloured (little faded), cover corners bumped, spine ends little chipped, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned (some pages light foxed patches), minimal glue residue front cover, inner hinge slightly split (pages firm), some edgewear, old price front endpaper crossed out with biro. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This edition of Mrs Beeton's famous historic cookbook covers nutrition, the kitchen, kitchen craft, carving - and recipes for soups, fish, meat, lamb, mutton, pork, veal, poultry, vegetables, salads, baking, sweets, as well as a section on vegetarian cooking. The many plates make this a very useful cookbook, and of interest to all who wants to learn to make these early meals. Our Book No: 31035. $40 AUD.
12. Bernier, Francois (1909). Bernier's Voyage to the East Indies, Containing the History of the Late Revolution of the Empire of the Great Mogul [etc] (1st English ed). Calcutta: Society for the Resuscitation of Indian Literature / H. C. Dass, for Elysium Press. 203 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, rebound quarter-bound (blue speckled paper-covered boards, black cloth spine with vertical paper title label), title page moderately foxed, corner tip clipped title page & few rear pages, pages lightly toned (edges toned), cover corners worn, minor edgewear. Title continues: "Together with the most considerable passages for five years following in that empire, to which is added, a letter to the Lord Colbert, touching the extent of Hindustan the circulation the Gold and Silver of the World, to discharge itself there; as also the Riches, Forces and Justice of the same; and the principal Cause of the Decay of the States of Asia, with an exact description of Delhi and Agra, together with  Some particulars making known the Court and Genius of the Moguls and Indians; as also the Doctrine and extravagant Superstitions and Customs of the Heathens of Hindustan, [II] The Emperor of Mogul's Voyage to the Kingdom of Kasmere in 1664, called the Paradise of the Indies". First stand-alone English edition. Reprinted from a book of unpublished travel voyages, edited by John Pinkerton, in 8 volumes 1808-1814, describing a voyage to India by French physician Francois Bernier (1620 - 1688) in about the 1660s. He stayed in India 12 years studying the Mughal Empire. ISBN: B002I5ETXY. Our Book No: 13120. $100 AUD.
13. Blundell, Graeme (1997). Australian Theatre: Backstage with Graeme Blundell (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press. 250 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal foxing top edge, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & rubbing. Graeme Blundell, the Australian actor, selects 300 anecdotes about Australian theatre from its origins in the 1790s, to the celebrated recent age of John Bell, Bryan Brown, Wendy Harmer, and Barry Humphries. The anecdotes are all drawn from public sources, including newspapers and published biographies, and include all the great figures of the Australian theatre, both actors and playwrights. ISBN: 019553767X. Our Book No: 9085. $18 AUD.
14. Borschmann, Gregg (1984). Greater Daintree World Heritage Tropical Rainforest at Risk (1st ed). Melbourne, Hawthorn: Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF). 56 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, colour & black & white text-photos, maps, crease across spine, spine edges & black background covers little rubbed, light foxing edges & inside covers, some edgewear, embossed owner name title page. This book and the inspiring photos show some of the variety of life in the Greater Daintree rainforest, Queensland. The life-like photos will interest anyone wanting to learn about this fascinating rainforest. A very special book showing how important it is to protect these natural environment. ISBN: 0858020793. Our Book No: 31051. $20 AUD.
15. Boyce, Jim; Metherell, Terry; MacRitchie, John (2010). Heritage in Manly (1st ed). Sydney: Manly Council Heritage Committee. 12 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, few colour sketches & photos, minor edgewear. A heritage history of Manly, a very popular northern beachside suburb of Sydney, from the time of European settlement. The types of heritage outlined in this pamphlet are expressions of a history that includes life at home, shops, businesses, streets, landscapes, sport, recreation and religious observance to name some facets of Manly life. Mentioned: Edinboro (the oldest surviving house in Manly Municipality, built in 1874 by a Scottish stonemason), Manly cemetery, The Corso 1960 and 1922, Manly Wharf c1887-1890, Steyne Hotel 1887, and Kangaroo Statue 1910s. (From the Manly Council Heritage Committee,). Our Book No: 40960. $25 AUD.
16. Boys, Robert Douglass; Harrison Moore, The Late Sir W. (introduction) (1959). First Years at Port Phillip 1834 - 1842: Preceded by a Summary of Historical Events from 1768 (2nd ed). Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. 159 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, fair condition reading copy (in fair dustjacket), black & white photos, frontispiece, jacket little faded (minor edgewear, water stain fore-edge & small stains front cover, slightly toned), light foxing & few marks edges, some edgewear covers, toned strips endpapers from flaps. This chronology is from the first permanent settlement of 'Port Phillip' or 'Australia Felix', at Portland Bay, by Edward Henty, until the beginning of the proceedings of the first Town Council of Melbourne. To provide the necessary historical perspective, the Chronology has been preceded by a Summary of Historical Events. Many matters are noted here for the first time. The full diary kept by Sir Richard Bourke during his visit to Port Phillip in March, 1837, has been published by the compiler when he was given permission by the Trustees of the Public Library of Victoria. A fascinating book for anyone interested in learning about this important part of Australian history. (Second edition stated.). Our Book No: 40996. $30 AUD.
17. Brown, Alan; Hall, Norman (1968). Growing Trees on Australian Farms: The use of Trees for Ornament, Shade, Shelter and Timber Production in the Coastal and Tableland Areas of Temperate Australia, including Planting in Streets, Roads, Parks and Reserves: Together with a Chapter on Rural Fire Control. Canberra,: A. J. Arthur Commonwealth Government Printer. 397 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, few colour photos, figures, tables, maps (including foldout), frontispiece, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, covers little marked & faded (top corners little bumped), reverse side jacket lightly foxed (some edgewear & small edge tears, spine ends chipped, edges little rubbed). Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Alan Brown and Norman Hall describe the use of trees for ornament, shade, shelter and timber production in rural coastal and tableland areas in temperate Australia. There is a major chapter on rural fire control. Descriptions are given of 101 exotic and native species. The book has been written to provide farmers, other land owners, local government staff and students with a concise, technically accurate, simply-written account of the pleasures and benefits which come from suitable tree plantings , together with the information necessary to make such plantings a success. A complementary volume to 'Forest Trees of Australia'. Our Book No: 31028. $40 AUD.
18. Brown, Bob (2014). Optimism: Reflections on a Life of Action (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Hardie Grant. 272 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top corner tip prelim page clipped, minor edgewear jacket. The environmentalist and founder of the Australian Greens political party shares thoughts from his public and private life. This inspirational book is a meditation on the great and the small and is written with warmth. ISBN: 9781742707662. Our Book No: 27947. $25 AUD.
19. Cambridge, Ada; Barton, Patricia (notes) (1988). Unspoken Thoughts (Reissue ed) [Occasional Paper]. Canberra, Campbell: English Department, Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales. 184 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, loose-leaf errata sheet. This book of poems, ’Unspoken Thoughts' by Ada Cambridge, was originally published anonymously in 1887 by the novelist and serial writer for Australian newspapers. This re-publication by the Australian Defence Force Academy UNSW Canberra, together with a brief contextual history, will stimulate fresh interest in Cambridge's poetry and its relation to Australian literary history and women's writing. These poems have an extreme focus on biographical and critical speculation (though much of it erroneous). ISBN: 0731700481. Our Book No: 22683. $25 AUD.
20. Cameron, Mary (editor) (1999). A Guide to Flowers and Plants of Tasmania (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney / Launceston: Reed Natural History Australia. 120 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, stiffened card covers, many colour photos (plates), few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. A Guide to Flowers and Plants of Tasmania, edited by Mary Cameron (Revised edition, Reed New Holland,1999). The Launceston Field Naturalists Club was asked to recommend a layman's guide to Tasmania's flora. Each of the 300 species described is accompanied by a colour photograph for easy identification. The text includes information on size, description, flowering time and habitat. Originally published, 1981. ISBN: 1876334355. Our Book No: 22026. $20 AUD.
21. Carland, Susan (2017). Fighting Hislam: Women, Faith and Sexism. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 182 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Australian Muslim convert Susan Cartland (a lecturer at Monash University) investigates the stories, motivations and challenges of a group of 23 Muslim women in Australia and North America who fight sexism within the Muslim community as theologians, activists, writers and bloggers. Far from seeing their faith as the cause of the sexism they face, they see it as the vehicle to bring about the change they want, and an important part of their religious heritage. Entrenched cliches and stereotypes from all sides abound but very little information from Muslim women engaged at the coalface of fighting sexism is available. ISBN: 9780522870350. Our Book No: 17665. $25 AUD.
22. Caws, Peter (1991). Structuralism: The Art of the Intelligible (1st p/b, reprint ed) [Contemporary Studies in Philosophy and the Human Sciences]. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press International. 276 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, faint foxing top edges, minor edgewear. Peter Caws demonstrates that structuralism was not displaced by post-structuralism but remains a standing contribution to the legacy of philosophy. Complemented by phenomenology and materialism, it provides a worldview that reconciles old conflicts between nature and society, objective and subjective, individual and group. By professor of philosophy, George Washington University. ISBN: 0391036866. Our Book No: 23189. $20 AUD.
23. Cecil, Robert; Scott, Ernest; Gill, S. T. (illustrator) (1935). Lord Robert Cecil's Gold Fields Diary (1st ed) [Goldfields]. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP) in association with Oxford University Press. 44 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, good condition, green cloth boards (gilt title cover & spine), good condition, black & white drawings, frontispiece, light foxing endpapers, pages lightly toned, corners front cover little bumped & rubbed, spine title little faded, minor edgewear, white correction mark front free flyleaf, minor edgewear. First edition. The diary of Lord Robert Cecil during his visit to the Victorian Goldfields in 1852. This very special little book gives a vivid look at the life of the diggers on Bendigo Creek and at Mount Alexander. Lady Gwendolen Cecil found the diary among the papers of her father, and arranged to have this copy printed. Introduction and notes by Ernest Scott. The illustrations are from drawings by S. T. Gill, except those of the Chief Commissioner's camp at Castlemaine (Mount Alexander), and the junction of Pegleg and Sailor’s Gully, which are from drawings by C. Rudson Read. Our Book No: 40999. $30 AUD.
24. Chadwick, Dick (1997). Australian Native Gardening Made Easy (P/b ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Little Hills Press. 159 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, good condition, colour text-photos, few single-colour & black drawings, graphs, single-colour & black plans, light toning pages & rear cover, light foxing edges & few pages & inside covers, minor edgewear cover corner tips. Dick Chadwick provides a detailed no-nonsense guide to creating and caring for your garden, originally published in 1985 in hardback. This book is ideal for the new homeowner or anyone wanting to establish a native garden for the first time. A unique feature is the 25 pages of colour symbols devoted to describing the 464 plants listed. There are more than 400 excellent colour photos gathered from all over Australia. ISBN: 0949773549. Our Book No: 40994. $25 AUD.
25. Chaseling, Rev. W. S. (1939). Children of Arnhem Land (North Australia) (1st ed) [The Children Series]. Melbourne / Sydney: Department of Overseas Missions of the Methodist Church of Australasia / Spectator Publishing (Printers). 62 pp. Paperback trade, fair condition reading copy, stapled pamphlet, black & white photos (few full-page), frontispiece, map, cover slightly split at staples (pages firm), staples rusted, slight loss spine ends, bottom corner missing rear cover, some edge tears & light foxing covers, pages lightly toned, inside covers lightly foxed, covers lightly creased (few creases pages), minor edgewear. This small booklet by Rev. W. S. Chaseling is about the Aboriginal children of North Australia. Some of the chapters are: Arnhem Land, Australia's greatest Aboriginal Reserve - Travelling through Arnhem Land - Food gathering - Aboriginal arts and Crafts - Aboriginal girls and boys, in school and play - Early days amongst the Aborigines - The work of our church in Arnhem Land. The many photos help to tell this fascinating story. A good way to learn about some of the early history of this part of Australia. Our Book No: 41004. $30 AUD.
26. Christian, David (2019). Origin Story: A Big History of Everything (1st Penguin ed). London: Penguin Books. 357 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. David Christian is optimistic that the modern worls is not doomed to a chronic state of fragmentation and meaninglessness. The chapters cover: Cosmos, Biosphere, Us, The Future. The author is the creator of 'Big History'. The author a distinguished professor in history at Macquarie University, Sydney, and the co-founder, with Bill Gates, of 'The Big History Project'. ISBN: 9780141983028. Our Book No: 41019. $18 AUD.
27. Christie, Agatha (2002). Sparkling Cyanide (Modern reprint ed) [Signature Series]. London: HarperCollins. 336 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, faint crease spine. In this classic Agatha Christie novel, six people sit down to a meal at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary - 'rosemary for remembrance'. A strange sentiment considering no one is likely to forget the night, exactly a year ago, that Rosemary Barton died at exactly the same table. Rosemary had the ability to arouse strong passions in most people she met. In one case, strong enough to kill. Who was the person who decided to end her life? ISBN: 9780007136858. Our Book No: 23097. $10 AUD.
28. Chubb; Praeger (1895). One Sepia Cabinet Portrait: Gentleman with short hair and small handlebar moustache (head and shoulders only). Sydney: Chubb & Praeger. N/A pp. One sepia cabinet portrait (16.5 x 10.5cm, no border), good condition, photo on grey board (studio name at base, reverse side blank, gilt edges), dark red writing on board, some foxing photo & board (few toned spots reverse side, small piece missing one corner photo), minor edgewear. A sepia cabinet photo of a gentleman (head and shoulders only portrait). He has light brown hair and a small handlebar moustache. The jacket has a collar, and he appears to be wearing a white shirt. Studio name (Chubb & Praeger, Empire Galleries Over Beale's 482 & 484 George St, Sydney) is written in dark red on the board under the photo. Our Book No: 40912. $20 AUD.
29. Clifford, Pam (editor) (1998). Northbridge Public School 1923 - 1998. Sydney: Northbridge Public School. 75 pp. Paperback large quarto, thick card covers, saddle-stapled, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos & advertisements, minor edgewear. This book celebrates the 75th birthday of Northbridge Public School in the Sydney northern suburbs. In her preface, the editor states that this is not meant to be a definitive history of Northbridge Primary School, rather a gentle meander down memory lane with memories provided by former pupils and staff. Edited by Pam Clifford. Our Book No: 40961. $35 AUD.
30. Cobley, John (1986). The Crimes of the First Fleet Convicts (Reissue, reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 324 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, spine faintly faded as usual, minor edgewear. This catalogue of First Fleeters has been compiled by John Cobley. He has scoured convict lists, court records and newspapers in Britain to compile this comprehensive record of the 778 convicts transported from England to Sydney Cove on the First Fleet, including details of their crimes and sentence (mostly, transported for 7 years). ISBN: 0207145628. Our Book No: 2513. $35 AUD.
31. Cochrane, Peter (1992). Simpson and the Donkey: The Making of a Legend (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 296 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos, few black & white reproductions, spine little faded, top spine slightly bumped & scuffed, base spine slightly rubbed, faint toning inside covers, minor edgewear. Peter Cochrane the story of John Simpson Kirkpatrick and his donkey Duffy who carried wounded soldiers from the Gallipoli battlefield to the beach hospital. John was born in England, and his military unit in Turkey was the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps. John rescued over 300 men during 24 days. Among them was an English soldier who grew up in the back lanes of Tyne Dock. His name was Billy Lowes and he and John led donkeys along the beach for a penny ride in the summer holidays. This book traces the history and explores the legend's popular appeal and its political significance, its permanent place in Australian folklore, and its periodic reappearance as an official icon. ISBN: 05212845029. Our Book No: 31044. $25 AUD.
32. Colebatch, Hal (1996). Claude de Bernales The Magnificent Miner. Perth, Victoria Park: Hesperian Press. 323 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top spine & corner rear cover creased, corners front cover little creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. Hal Colebatch writes about Claude de Bernales who was a very enigmatic person. He saved the West Australian goldmining industry, and perhaps saved Western Australia itself from starvation in the Depression of the 1930s. He lived a lavish lifestyle in Western Australia and London. Suddenly he was commercially and financially annihilated. He was widely accused of fraud and misfeasance, but he was never prosecuted or brought to trial. The biography tells the story of his strange life and times and, using previously secret British documents, points to the hidden and unsuspected causes of his downfall. ISBN: 0859052001. Our Book No: 31022. $35 AUD.
33. Cooper-Trent, Jennifer; Mitchell, Anthony (illustrator); Barba, Bibi (illustrator) (2012). What We Smell (1st ed). Melbourne: Fantastic Phonics / Aboriginal Literacy Foundation. 20 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, stapled, colour drawings, spine ends slightly scuffed, minor edgewear. This children's indigenous literacy picture story by Jennifer Cooper-Trent is about the many things both good and bad that we find everyday to smell. The drawings and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. Illustrations by Anthony Mitchell and Bibi Barba. Fantastic Phonics series for the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation. ISBN: 9781740780025. Our Book No: 41023. $20 AUD.
34. Cooper-Trent, Jennifer; Mitchell, Anthony (illustrator); Barba, Bibi (illustrator) (2012). Play Safe (1st ed). Melbourne: Fantastic Phonics / Aboriginal Literacy Foundation. 20 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, stapled, colour drawings, minor edgewear, minimal annotation front cover the letter e in safe has been written on. This children's Aboriginal literacy picture story by Jennifer Cooper-Trent shows ways to play safely. The drawings and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. Illustrated by Anthony Mitchell and Bibi Barba. Fantastic Phonics series for the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation. (Letter 'e' on front cover written upon.). ISBN: 9781740780001. Our Book No: 41022. $20 AUD.
35. Cooper-Trent, Jennifer; Mitchell, Anthony (illustrator); Barba, Bibi (illustrator) (2012). What We Eat (1st ed). Melbourne: Fantastic Phonics / Aboriginal Literacy Foundation. 20 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, stapled, colour drawings, top spine slightly scuffed, minor edgewear. This children's indigenous literacy picture story by Jennifer Cooper-Trent is about the food we eat to keep us healthy and full of energy. Bush tucker eaten at a gathering is the theme. The drawings and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. Illustrations by Anthony Mitchell and Bibi Barba. Fantastic Phonics series for the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation. ISBN: 9781740780025. Our Book No: 41024. $20 AUD.
36. Corey, Gerald (1994). Theory and Practice of Group Counseling (4th, reprint ed). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing. 506 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The fourth edition of the standard textbook on group counseling by Gerald Corey. Covers the key concepts and techniques of ten theoretical approaches to group counseling. Includes the skills needed to become an effective multicultural (multi-ethnic) group leader, as well as the dilemmas that group leaders typically face. Two detailed chapters walk students through the various stages of group development. ISBN: 0534240666. Our Book No: 14295. $30 AUD.
37. Corey, Gerald (2000). Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy (6th, 1st printing ed). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing. 556 pp. Hardback wide octavo, good plus condition, pictorial cover, inner hinge repaired, first few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Heavy. This sixth edition of this classic textbook by Gerald Corey covers ten contemporary theories of counselling and psychotherapy. Contains a new chapter on feminist therapy. (The book only: Stated as part of the comprehensive Corey Library of Texts and Videos.). ISBN: 0534348238. Our Book No: 14337. $25 AUD.
38. Coulthard, Dale (editor); Young, Elsie (1988). Australia's Heritage in Song. Moorooka, QLD: Music Store Books. 142 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, music scores, minor edgewear. A strong collection of significant Australian songs, from the First Fleet to the present, edited by Dale Coulthard, with text by Elsie Young. Each song was chosen for its relevance to Australia's unique history and culture. Each song includes a brief history, plus adjacent sheet music for piano, organ, guitar and recorder. Includes all the classics: Waltzing Matilda, Old Man Emu, Click Go the Shears, Home Among the Gumtrees, Our Don Bradman, The Carnival is Over (The Seekers), Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, Shaddup Your Face, C'mon Aussie C'Mon. ISBN: 0731647505. Our Book No: 13073. $30 AUD.
39. Courtenay, Bryce (2001). Smoky Joe's Cafe. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 237 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear. The bestselling Australian novel by Bryce Courtenay that revolves around Thommo and his ten Vietnam veteran mates. The war has left them thoroughly screwed up. Until a woman of character steps in and sorts them out and moulds them into a unit that fights for justice, fair means or foul. ISBN: 014029807X. Our Book No: 23185. $10 AUD.
40. Cousins, Norman; Dubos, Rene (introduction) (1991). Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration (Modern reprint ed). New York: Bantam Books. 175 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. A classic bestselling account showing how one man proved your mind can cure your body. The American journalist (editor of Saturday Review) fought a crippling life-threatening form or arthritis by mobilising the body's natural healing resources, including laughter, courage and tenacity, and with his doctor also learning from (and being open-minded about) the experiences of the patient. He also minimised taking drugs, and took ascorbic acid, which was controversial. The book contains six essays: the first about his illness, and the last about supportive letters he got from 3000 doctors after his essay on his illness was published in the 'New England Journal of Medicine'. (Modern reprint, after 1991, includes introduction by Rene Dubos.). ISBN: 0553343653. Our Book No: 16033. $15 AUD.
41. Crown Studios, The (1890). One Sepia Carte-de-visite Portrait: Male Child Standing on a Seat. Sydney: The Crown Studios. N/A pp. Sepia carte-de-visite portrait card (19.0 x 14.0 cm, larger than normal cabinet cards), good condition, sepia photo on tan board (studio name embossed at base, embossed border surrounding photo on card, reverse side blank), light foxing & toning front board (not on photo), minor edgewear corner tips, paper strip & pencil annotation reverse side. A sepia carte-de-viste portrait card of a male child. The photographer ('The Crown Studios, George & Market Sts Sydney, Vice-Regal Photographers') is embossed on the bottom front side of the card. The portrait is of a small child standing on a seat. He looks about two years old. He has short pants, a long-sleeved jumper, socks and shoes with a strap across the foot, one hand is at his side, the other on the back of the seat which has a ornate back. He is unsmiling and curious. (Pencil annotation at rear is a stock number plus the name 'McClelland'.). Our Book No: 40908. $30 AUD.
42. Crystal, David (2001). Language and the Internet. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 272 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear, old price marks. David Crystal investigates the nature of the impact that the internet is making on language. This book will interest anyone who has used the internet, and to all who are interested in one of the most vital cultural issues associated with global technology. ISBN: 0521802121. Our Book No: 23161. $15 AUD.
43. Curren, Erik (2016). The Solar Sales Leap: Stop Knocking on Doors, Cold Calling and Buying Leads and Start Using the Internet to Grow Your Solar Business for the Long Term. Staunton, VA: New Sky Books. 314 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. This guide to outreach in the 21st century will help people selling solar power, and connect better with solar customers today. Erik Curren is an experienced American solar sales rep and internet marketing veteran with more than 20 years experience helping businesses communicate better online. ISBN: 9780692763070. Our Book No: 41017. $35 AUD.
44. Dale, Rodney (1997). Cats in Books: A Celebration of Cat Illustration Through the Ages (1st ed). New York: Harry N. Abrams. 112 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white drawings, illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket. This delightful book has 100 illustrations (75 in colour), drawn from 1000 years of manuscripts and books. Selected and introduced by Rodney Dale. Cat lovers and book lovers alike will be enchanted by the cats shown in this distinctive book. The author puts the cats and the illustrations into historical and literary context. ISBN: 0810940450. Our Book No: 31036. $30 AUD.
45. Daley, Paul (2012). Canberra (1st ed) [City Series]. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press. 327 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), rough cut fore-edge, endpaper maps, top edge little foxed, minimal edgewear. Paul Daley begins and ends his personal memoir of Canberra at the lake and its submerged lost suburbs, traces of which can still be found on Lake Burley Griffin's banks. This very special narrative history of this 'accidental' city (now proud, well educated and prosperous) is written in a friendly style that will suit all readers. First edition. ISBN: 9781742233185. Our Book No: 31046. $25 AUD.
46. Dawkins, Peter (editor); Kelly, Paul (editor) (2003). Hard Heads, Soft Hearts: A New Reform Agenda for Australia. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 224 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tables, boxes, minor edgewear, top corner front cover & few pages lightly creased. In April 2002, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research (at the University of Melbourne), and 'The Australian' newspaper held a conference about long overdue political, economic and social reform in Australia. This book summarises the results of the conference (rather than just presenting the papers delivered). Includes contributions from a wide range of leading thinkers across academia, politics, public service, business, unions, and community groups. Seeks to bridge the gap between political dialogue and real needs, it addressesunemployment and welfare reform, education and innovation, population policy and family, and aging and retirement. It concludes that, after a generation of market economic reform that has fostered a strong economy, there is a new approach emerging that places more emphasis on the human dimension. Edited by Peter Dawkins and Paul Kelly. ISBN: 1741140218. Our Book No: 23227. $12 AUD.
47. De Boos, Charles (1992). Mark Brown's Wife: A Tale of the Gold-fields [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 132 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, pictorial red cover (inset with black & white drawing), minor edgewear. This historical novel by Charles de Boos was first published in the 'Sydney Mail' in 1871. The story is brutal and criminal, set in the Australian goldfields. The tale is told by "Tom Drewe" a gold miner involved in the tale and one of Mark Brown's friends. The novel is full of events and is based on the real life experiences of the author in his gold fields days in Australia. (No 4 in the Books on Demand series from Mulini Press. Two states with same ISBN and year: This copy has a pictorial cover state showing reclining bushman, not the red patterned cover state.). ISBN: 0949910341. Our Book No: 18072. $40 AUD.
48. DiGiuseppe, Raymond; Neenan, Michael; Dryden, Windy (editor) (2003). A Primer on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (2nd ed). Champaign, IL: Research Press. 108 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, faint foxing top edge, front hinge slightly split (all pages firm), top corners few pages little creased, minor foxing inside covers & fore-edge, minor edgewear. This second edition of this primer on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), by Raymond DiGiuseppe and Michael Neenan, has been updated to reflect advances in REBT theory and practice in the last decade. This edition is edited by Windy Dryden. ISBN: 0878224785. Our Book No: 31038. $16 AUD.
49. Dobson, Christopher; Payne, Ronald (1978). The Carlos Complex: A Study in Terror (Revised, extended ed). London: Coronet Books / Hodder & Stoughton. 304 pp. Paperback, good condition, covers little creased, minor edgewear, sticker (covers old price marks). The story of Carlos also known as "The Jackal". The authors, Christopher Dobson and Ronald Payne,, have a deep interest in Middle Eastern terrorist movements, and this book is the result of their prolonged investigations over the years of this leading terrorist. Revised & extended edition. ISBN: 0340226935. Our Book No: 23111. $10 AUD.
50. Doughty, James (1977). Gold in the Blood (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 264 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (very good condition dustjacket), black & white photos, reverse side jacket lightly toned (minor edgewear), pages lightly toned, spine ends cover little rubbed, bottom edges book little rubbed, five pages little creased (printing error). James Doughty gives a first-hand account of daily life on various Australian goldfields and the excitement of rushes as some new discovery is made. He searched for gold from Wagga Wagga to Rockhampton and in Western Australia from Larkinville to Nullagine. This is a graphic record of an era now past, where a man could be free as he wanted to be and yet be swayed by gold. ISBN: 0727004573. Our Book No: 31021. $25 AUD.
51. Doyle, Briohny (2016). The Island Will Sink. Melbourne: The Lifted Brow. 299 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, top corner front cover & first few pages little creased, minor edgewear. A speculative novel set around Pitcairn Island. The energy crisis has come and gone. Ecolaw is run by cartoon panda bears and their armies of viral-marketing children. The world watches as Pitcairn Island sinks into the Pacific, wondering is this is finally the end of everything. The first novel by Melbourne-based Briohny Doyle. ISBN: 9780994606808. Our Book No: 41047. $30 AUD.
52. Earnshaw, Beverley (2000). One Flag, One Hope, One Destiny: Sir Joseph Carruthers and Australian Federation. Sydney, Kogarah: Kogarah Historical Society. 190 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including full-page portraits), minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). Beverley Earnshaw reports on Sir Joseph Carruthers, a member of the New South Wales Parliament for 45 years and premier from 1904 to 1907. Many of his reforms are so ingrained in our daily lives that we take them for granted. He was a champion of the Australian worker and an early environmentalist but his most enduring accomplishment was his Federation role (as the chosen successor of Sir Henry Parkes who died before Federation was achieved). ISBN: 1876409088. Our Book No: 17246. $25 AUD.
53. Edgecombe, Jean (1994). Flinders Island and Eastern Bass Strait (Reprint ed). Sydney, Thornleigh: J. M. Edgecombe. 161 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, black & white drawings, maps, few tiny surface scratches covers, minor edgewear. Jean Edgecombe provides a compact guide to the history, natural history, people and places on Flinders Island and other islands of eastern Bass Strait. The author paid regular flying visits (with her husband Gordon at the controls of a small aircraft) to gather from many sources the information condensed into this book. ISBN: 1862527849. Our Book No: 23137. $15 AUD.
54. Ellis, Vivienne Rae (1979). Louisa Anne Meredith: A Tigress in Exile (1st ed). Hobart, Sandy Bay: Blubber Head Press. 275 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos & colour illustrations, frontispiece, family tree endpapers, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (small piece missing top edge, flaps slightly creased, corners & spine ends scuffed), minor edgewear, owner's name front endpaper. Louisa Anne Meredith is best known for her colonial books 'Notes and Sketches of New South Wales' (1844) and 'My Home in Tasmania' (1852), and her artwork. This sensitive biography of Mrs Meredith is based on extensive research in Australia and England, and is illustrated with original works by Mrs Meredith, reproduced in colour and black & white. The author, Vivienne Rae Ellis, is a talented Tasmanian writer on historical subjects. . ISBN: 0908528019. Our Book No: 31016. $40 AUD.
55. Endicott, Michael A. (1979). Coorparoo Stones Corner Retrospect. Sydney, Manly Vale: Augustinian Historical Commission. 91 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card covers, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos & sketches, maps, spine little rubbed, light creases rear cover, spine ends little scuffed, faint toning inside covers, spine little creased, minor edgewear. A small illustrated book about historical places of interest in Coorparoo and Stones Corner in Queensland. This book is a collection of historical facts rather than a complete history. Some chapters: The earliest years; Land sold in 1856 and 1857; Education; Coorparoo Shire, Worship; Sport. A good way to learn a little about these fascinating places in Queensland. ISBN: 0959899766. Our Book No: 41036. $35 AUD.
56. Eustace, May (1979). 100 Years of Siamese Cats (Australian ed) [One Hundred Years]. Sydney: Cassell. 106 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (minor foxing reverse side), minor foxing edges, owner's written name. Australian edition of a book by May Eustace, an Irish cat fancier and judge. A wonderful book for all cat lovers about the remarkable history of the Siamese cat. There is a beautiful poem by Michael Joseph about a Siamese cat at the rear of the book. ISBN: 0726926671. Our Book No: 3474. $15 AUD.
57. Evans, Malcolm (1982). Edna Volume Two. Auckland: MOA-MERC Press. 56 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, stapled (lightly rusted), black & white cartoons, front cover lightly scratched, minor edgewear spine ends. Rural cartoons by New Zealand cartoonist Malcolm Evans. Edna is hard working and a real Jill of all trades who gets in and helps her husband on the farm. Our Book No: 17719. $10 AUD.
58. Evans, Malcolm (1983). Edna Volume Three. Auckland: MOA-MERC Press. 56 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, stapled (rusted), black & white cartoons, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. Rural cartoons by New Zealand cartoonist Malcolm Evans. Edna is hard working and a real Jill of all trades who gets in and helps her husband on the farm. Our Book No: 23116. $10 AUD.
59. Falk, Instantaneous Portraits (1890). One Sepia Carte-de-visite Portrait Card: Gentleman in Dark Suit and Tie, Head and Shoulders View. Sydney: Falk Instantaneous Portraits. N/A pp. Sepia carte-de-visite portrait card (21.0 x 13.5cm, larger than normal cabinet cards, no border), good condition, sepia photo on grey board (studio name at base, reverse side blank, ragged edges, pasted slightly misaligned on card), both sides of card foxed & toned (but not photo), bottom corner tip card scuffed, some edgewear, some written annotation. A carte-de-visite portrait card. Falk Instananeous Portraits 496 George Street, Sydney, appears on the card below the photo. Shows a gentleman in a dark suit, vest and a bowtie at the neck of his white shirt. He has short dark hair, a moustache, large ears, and appears to be looking at someone to the lefthand side. (Written pen annotation on front states: "Copyright, for Reproduction Only". Pencil annotation on rear side erased.). Our Book No: 40907. $30 AUD.
60. Ferrell, Robyn (1996). Passion in Theory: Conceptions of Freud and Lacan (1st ed) [Warwick Studies in European Philosophy]. London: Routledge. 118 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Robyn Ferrell examines the philosophical possibilities of psychoanalysis, focusing on the 'metapsychological' theories of Freud and Lacan. The author argues that psychoanalysis, and the concept of the unconscious in particular, offer philosophy important theoretical opportunities. ISBN: 0415090202. Our Book No: 31037. $18 AUD.
61. Flint, David; Abbott, Tony (foreword) (2003). The Twilight of the Elites. Melbourne, North Melbourne: Freedom Publishing. 250 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, small paperclip crease & rubber stamp prelim page, minor edgewear. Conservative social and political analysis of Australia by emeritus law professor and chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Authority. A compulsive analysis of Australia's chattering classes, ranging across cultures and centuries, from Marx to Mabo, from Whitlam to Wik, from Foucault to Foreign Correspondent. How the media and legal elites impose their own leftist agendas. Foreword by Tony Abbott. ISBN: 0957868251. Our Book No: 23031. $16 AUD.
62. Fontana, David (1999). Learn to Meditate: The Art of Tranquility, Self-Awareness and Insight (Reprint ed). London: Duncan Baird. 159 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, card covers (with flaps), glossy pages, colour drawings (some full-page), minimal edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. This book by David Fontana, a leading British psychologist, is a uniquely illustrated, practical and accessible guide to meditation. There are exercises, visualizations and affirmations to help you get the most from life. ISBN: 1900131919. Our Book No: 23095. $12 AUD.
63. Frank, Jerome; Fulbright, William J. (preface) (1968). Sanity and Survival: Psychological Aspects of War and Peace (1st U.K. ed). London: Barrie & Rockliff / Cresset Press. 330 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), top corner cloth cover little bumped, minor foxing reverse side jacket (flap not price-clipped, rear cover creased), minor edgewear. First U.K. edition. The noted American psychiatrist Jerome Frank explains why we fight and kill and how to overcome this madness. He founded 'Physicians for Social Responsibility', which aims to improve society. He actively campaigns against nuclear armaments, for human rights, and for a more humanistic medicine. ISBN: 0214667251. Our Book No: 8764. $20 AUD.
64. Friedman, Steven (1997). Time-effective Psychotherapy: Maximizing Outcomes in an Era of Minimized Resources (1st ed). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 259 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, figures, minor edgewear & edge tears jacket. Steven Friedman is a practicing family therapist at an American managed care facility. Describes a flexible, competency-based model of psychotherapy. This helpful resource offers clinicians a set of practical ideas and useful strategies for providing time-effective therapy that meets the requirements of managed care when resources are insufficient. ISBN: 0205261191. Our Book No: 23022. $30 AUD.
65. Frith, Clifford B.; Walker, Cyril (editor); Parmenter, Tim (editor) (1985). Garden Birds: Attracting Birds to Australian and New Zealand Gardens. Sydney: Doubleday Australia. 160 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour text-photos, illustrated title page, colour & black & white drawings, maps, few black & white photos, spine ends little rubbed, light foxing & toning reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), light foxing edges & endpapers. Clifford Frith provides is a unique combination of gardening and ornithological information. The author offers expert advice on how to make your garden more attractive to birds. There are features on 100 garden birds throughout Australia. The beautiful artwork has been specially commissioned, and the background photos show birds in their natural habitat. ISBN: 0868242438. Our Book No: 40995. $30 AUD.
66. Furnham, Adrian; Bochner, Stephen; Lonner, Walter J. (foreword) (1990). Culture Shock: Psychological Reactions to Unfamiliar Environments (Reissue, reprint ed). London: Routledge. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, tables, figures, top edge little bumped, front flyleaf corner tip clipped, minor edgewear. Adrian Furnham and Stephen Bochner provide the first comprehensive study of 'culture shock': the psychological consequences of exposure to unfamiliar environments, such as experienced by migrants, political refugees, foreign students, business travellers and tourists. ISBN: 0415045231. Our Book No: 11972A. $20 AUD.
67. Gardener, Martha; Harris, J. R. (illustrator) (1985). Martha Gardener's Book: Everyone's Household Help (3rd, reprint ed). Singapore: Wallace St. James Pte. Ltd. 195 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, good condition, pictorial cover (blue background), red-tinted sketches, full-page colour adverts, two stickers top title page (covers thinned patch & non-author written dedication, otherwise book overall very good), minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (This copy: Martha Gardener's Book: Everyone's Household Help, Wallace St James Pte Ltd, Singapore, 1985. Blue background cover colour.) Martha Gardener provides popular household hints, arranged alphabetically. She has been a multi-media personality for 35 years: radio, TV, magazines (New Idea weekly page). She had a regular household hint and cooking segment on the Mike Walsh TV show. Third edition. ISBN: 9627120014. Our Book No: 10895. $25 AUD.
68. Gibb-Cumming, Sally (1987). Who Lives in Your TV? Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Lilyfield Publications. 32 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (few black & white), minor edgewear. A charming fairy story by Sally Gibb-Cumming about some little telves (TV elves) who work inside every television set. Jaffa the cat seems to know what these cheeky little telves are up to. A delightful book with bright colourful illustrations that will entertain children and adults alike. ISBN: 0730101789. Our Book No: 23220. $25 AUD.
69. Gibson, Bunny; Gauntlett, Frank; Courtenay, Bryce (introduction) (2006). Thanks a Meillon! (That Australian Actor). Sydney, Neutral Bay: John Meillon Enterprises. 256 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. An affectionate biography, by Bunny Gibson and Frank Gauntlett, of John Meillon, one of Australia's best known actors. Introduction by Bryce Courtenay. ISBN: 0646456571. Our Book No: 23101. $20 AUD.
70. Gibson, Diane (1998). Aged Care: Old Policies, New Problems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, tables, minimal edgewear. Diane Gibson, an Australian academic (Aged Care Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) synthesizes a wide range of material to provide a broad overview of the ageing population and the policy responses worldwide, with special reference to Australia. Specific problems include the ageing population (increased services and income support), deinstitutionalisation, health and quality care outcomes (such as iun nursing homes), human rights, and feminisation of ageing. ISBN: 052155957X. Our Book No: 23175. $30 AUD.
71. Gilligan, James (2011). Why Some Politicians are More Dangerous than Others. Cambridge: Polity Press. 229 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. James Gilligan, an American psychiatry professor, has undertaken a lifetime study of violence in American society. After examining data readily available to the public from non-partisan sources, he was surprised to find (up to the year 2010) that levels of violence (gun deaths, suicides, etc.) were usually higher during Republican presidencies compared to Democrat presidencies. Feasible explanations include the higher tolerance of gun ownership among Republicans, and the increased social inequalities and economic recessions that eventuate during Republican administrations (economic policies that favour the wealthy). ISBN: 9780745649825. Our Book No: 18075. $30 AUD.
72. Godwin, Joscelyn (2005). The Real Rule of Four (The Unauthorised Guide to the International Bestseller). London: Arrow Books. 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Joscelyn Godwin relates the scholarly true story of a fascinating elaborately-illustrated 15th century Venetian pamphlet: the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. This mysterious document was the basis of the bestselling but controversial novel "The Rule of Four" by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason. Godwin has provided the first complete English translation of this mysterious document, the meaning of which is unknown. ISBN: 0099492490. Our Book No: 13106. $12 AUD.
73. Golding, Peter (1996). Black Jack McEwen: Political Gladiator [John McEwan]. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 374 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear jacket. Peter Golding has used research, including interviews McEwen's family and colleagues, to produce this book about John McEwen's life and the dominant political issues of his career. This book offers an unprecedented insight into the life of this great Australian politician and leader of the Country Party, a longtime coalition partner of the Liberal Party. ISBN: 0522847188. Our Book No: 26380. $50 AUD.
74. Goldstein Crowe, Lauren; De Rosen, Sagra Maceira (2009). The Towering World of Jimmy Choo: A Story of Power, Profits and the Pursuit of the Perfect Shoe (1st p/b ed). London: Bloomsbury. 228 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white photos centre spread, crease top front cover near spine & some internal pages, spine little creased, minor edgewear. This book looks at the world of luxury fashion and tells the behind-the-scenes tale of one of the most talked-about shoe brands of our time. The story of how Jimmy Choo (Malaysian born, British based) got to where he is today is a complex one of love, controversy, fashion, finance, celebrity, power, intrigue and intense ambition. ISBN: 9781408802151. Our Book No: 31015. $15 AUD.
75. Goldsworthy, Peter (2019). Minotaur (1st ed). Sydney: Viking / Penguin Books. 326 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, corner tip one page folded, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark rear cover. This Australian novel by Peter Goldsworthy is part laugh-out-loud comedy, part a deadly serious study of revenge, part love story, and a slow, journey of self-discovery. As blind Sergeant Rick Zadow navigates his sense of smell, sound, touch, taste and finally sight, his sixth sense tells him to trust his gut instinct in his investigation of the man who tried to kill him. Overlaid is a worker's compensation battle between two psychiatrists about how much compo he should be awarded. ISBN: 9780143795698. Our Book No: 31040. $25 AUD.
76. Graham, Gail (1996). A Long Season in Hell: The Battle to Save My Son. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 247 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, edges lightly toned, few tiny dents front cover, minor edgewear. Gail Graham describes her 13-year battle to get proper rehabilitation for her son who suffered severe head injuries in a car crash. Tragic, confronting and ultimately inspiring, this book shows how the power of hope can achieve. ISBN: 0732908469. Our Book No: 15087. $16 AUD.
77. Grant, Stan (2016). Talking to My Country (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 230 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear. First edition. Stan Grant, the Australian Aboriginal television presenter, writes a very personal meditation on race, identity and history. He talks to every Australian about their country - what it is, and what it could be. A Heritage Awards Winner 2016, National Trust of Australia NSW. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781460751978. Our Book No: 18071. $25 AUD.
78. Grayling, A. C. (2005). Descartes: The Life of Rene Descartes and Its Place in His Times (1st ed). London: Simon & Schuster. 352 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white & few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear jacket. In this new biography of the French philosopher Rene Descartes, the philosopher A. C. Grayling tells the story of Descartes' life, and places it in his tumultuous times - with the unexpected result that an entirely new aspect of his story comes to light. This is the fullest ever biography of a philosopher whose writings remain on the syllabuses of almost every university in the world over 350 years after his death. The author has drawn on new research and his own insights as one of our leading philosophers, to write a fascinating story of the man and the remarkable era in which he lived. ISBN: 0743231473. Our Book No: 31050. $30 AUD.
79. Grimshaw, Patricia; Lake, Marilyn; McGrath, Ann; Quartly, Marian (1996). Creating a Nation (1788 - 1990). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 360 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. Patricia Grimshaw and colleagues provide a dramatic new (feminist) history of Australia from 1788 to 1990 that challenges the view that all was created by white men of British descent. They assert the agency of women, alongside men, in the process of national identity, politically, economically and culturally. Includes three chapters on the specific Aboriginal experience of British colonisation and Australian nationbuilding. ISBN: 0140259058. Our Book No: 15618. $40 AUD.
80. Hall Jr, Robert A. (1955). Hands Off Pidgin English! Sydney: Pacific Publications. 142 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good plus condition, green cloth boards (rear cover lightly flecked), endpapers lightly toned, jacket flap laid down on front pastedown. Robert Hall, an American linguist, offers a passionate defence of Pidgin English, a simplified version of English, as practiced in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and elsewhere, as a distinct language that advances the welfare of native peoples. ISBN: B002H3AUDK. Our Book No: 13061. $25 AUD.
81. Hallett, Judith V. (1993). Natural Plant Dyes (Reprint ed). Kenthurst, NSW: Kangaroo Press. 56 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, few black & white drawings, lists, light toning edges, spine ends little rubbed, staples rusted. Judith Hallett provides a simple and practical guide to dyemaking with plants. There are step-by-step instructions to inspire anyone to give it a go. Lists at the back of the book cover well over 100 plants (including a number of commonly found introduced plants). The lists are organised under colour divisions, grouping plants that will provide a particular colour, under both common names and botanical names. Judith is the dyeing advisor to the Queensland Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Group. ISBN: 0864174381. Our Book No: 41032. $35 AUD.
82. Hamlyn (1986). Mediterranean Cookery [Hamlyn Kitchen Guides]. Twickenham, MDX: Hamlyn Publishing. 77 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour photos, few tiny scratches front cover, minor edgewear. A collection of traditional dishes from Mediterranean countries, including well-known favourites and delicious, unusual specialities from Egypt, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Spain and Turkey. From the Hamlyn Kitchen Guides series. SCARCE. ISBN: 0600326527. Our Book No: 23127. $20 AUD.
83. Harfull, Liz (2020). The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 240 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, few black & white photos, minor edgewear. Every year hundreds of amateurs across Australia spend many hours cooking for competitions that are part of 600 agricultural shows across Australia. In their quest for a precious blue ribbon, they use recipes based on generations of experience and strict judging codes that demand absolute perfection. In this follow-up to her first award-winning book, Liz Harfull reports 70 tried and true recipes from the most talented rural show cooks. Liz also shares their heart-warming stories, and the wisdom, knowledge and generosity of spirit that brings success. Whether it's a traditional mustard pickle or madeira cake, mouth-watering sausage rolls or pumpkin damper, Jenny's jam drops or Cousin Barb's jelly slice, there is something delicious for everyone to try. ISBN: 9781760878245. Our Book No: 41011. $35 AUD.
84. Hawkins, Freda (1989). Critical Years in Immigration: Canada and Australia Compared (1st Australian ed). Sydney, Kensington: New South Wales University Press. 368 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. Freda Hawkins provides a comparative overview of the evolution of immigration policy in Canada and Australia. She focuses on 1972 to 1984, when both countries made major changes in immigration policy, law, and management, including the introduction of multiculturalism. ISBN: 0868402273. Our Book No: 13103. $35 AUD.
85. Herald, Morning (1979). North Eastern Goldfields from Kookynie to Laverton: Western Australia 150 years (Facsimile ed) [Morning Herald Series of West Australian Guide Books]. Perth: Strickland Publications. 42 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, good condition, stapled pamphlet, gilt covers (little marked), red & black drawings front cover, second card cover sepia (brown tinted) drawings on blue paper, large foldout map, black & white text-photos, corners covers little creased, staples slightly rusted, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This booklet brings to life the small bush outposts to the north of Kalgoorlie: Kookyine, Malcolmn, Leonora, Anaconda, Murrin Murrin, Yundamindera, Mount Morgans, Laverton and Tampa. These are mostly forgotten as playing a big part in gold searches. Their memory is revived and the story told of the greatest engineering feat of the day: the Perth-Coolgardie water supply pipeline. It was a time of setting the scene for Western Australia's future progress. (Facsimile edition of a booklet originally published in 1903. No 2 in the Morning Herald Series of West Australian Guide Books.). Our Book No: 41000. $30 AUD.
86. Hibbins, G. M. (1997). A Short History of Collingwood. Melbourne, Abbotsford: Collingwood Historical Society. 80 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top corners few pages little creased, light foxing along spine, rear white cover little marked, light crease along spine edge at cover join, minor edgewear, small written name red texta inside front cover. This book by G. M. Hibbins is the first to provide a general history of the Municipality of Collingwood for the full period of its existence, and to include its 20th century politics and politicians. Some of the chapters are: Before Local Government to 1855; From Municipal District to City 1850s and 1860s; Collingwood Overwhelmed 1870s; Collingwood and the Boom 1880s; Economic Revival and War 1900s and 1910s; The Second World War and Its Aftermath 1940s; A Changing Population 1950s and 1960s; A Changing Council 1970 - 1994. Essential for learning about this Melbourne suburb. ISBN: 0646309331. Our Book No: 41033. $30 AUD.
87. Hirst, John (2002). Australia's Democracy: A Short History (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin 360 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few drawings, graphs, spine ends little rubbed, white background covers little marked, top corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. John Hirst, a leading Australian historian at Latrobe University, describes how Australians have created a unique form of democracy. He traces the growth of democratic rights and freedoms from convict times to the present, such as the transition from racism to concern that everyone's human rights should be respected. He examines noted Australian innovations such as the secret ballot, the basic wage, and the practice of democratic manners. Also examines such democratic oddities as compulsory voting, the lack of universal welfare, private schools, and loyalty to the British monarch. ISBN: 1865088455. Our Book No: 31047. $30 AUD.
88. Hollingworth, David (editor) (2006). Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts and Actions (1st ed) [Focus Guides]. Sydney, Bondi Junction: Derwent Howard Pty Ltd. 130 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos, slight crease front cover & fore-edge, minor edgewear. This book has nine chapters of expert tips and advice about Photoshop, the industry leader for editing graphic art and photography. Discover essential Photoshop skills and techniques to save time. Manage your workflow more efficiently by learning to use all the Photoshop tools. Learn smarter ways to edit images with brushes, gradients and the Clone tool. There are 132 pages of easy-to-follow tutorials and advice to help develop your Adobe Photoshop skills. Our Book No: 31034. $20 AUD.
89. Huntsman, Leone (2001). Sand in Our Souls: The Beach in Australian History (1st ed). Melbourne, Carlton South: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few black & white drawings, light toning inside covers & page edges, spine little faded, minor edgewear. Leone Huntsman describes the forces and pressures that encouraged or impeded the enjoyment by Australians of their sand and surf, from early enjoyment of bathing, through nearly a century of repressive restrictions, and finally to freedom won in the face of drawn-out opposition. The author looks at the development of a distinctively popular Australian beach culture. ISBN: 0522849458. Our Book No: 41031. $20 AUD.
90. Hurley, P. J. [Waratah] (1949). An Encyclopaedia for Australian Gardeners (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney: Dymock's Book Arcade. 312 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, fair condition reading copy, olive-green board cover, colour & black & white photos, few black & white text-photos & drawings, spine ends chipped, cloth covers marked & little faded (corners bumped & worn, spine little faded), pages lightly toned, endpapers lightly toned (foxed spots), sticker mark front cover, extensive biro annotation bottom half front flyleaf (written upside down). Revised edition. This well-loved and used book by P. J. Hurley (known as 'Waratah') was written primarily as an abridged 'Encyclopaedia for Australian Gardeners’, arranged A - Z by topic. It deals with every plant-flowering, vegetable, fruit, grass, orchid, that many people like to grow. Full and detailed descriptions of care and cultivation are given for the specialised subjects such as sweet peas, bulbs, annuals, shrubs, trees, roses, gladioli, strawberries, peas, Christmas bush and tomatoes. . Our Book No: 31032. $15 AUD.
91. Jarratt, Phil (1997). Ted Noffs: Man of the Cross [Kings Cross]. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 352 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, top edge little foxed, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. Phil Jarratt provides a revealing and important biography of Ted Noffs, the unconventional but crusading Christian minister who set up the Wayside Chapel to look after dropouts, drug addicts and street kids in Sydney's notorious Kings Cross district. ISBN: 0732908590. Our Book No: 2524. $25 AUD.
92. Jarvis, Matt (2006). Sport Psychology: A Student's Handbook (2nd ed). London: Routledge / Taylor & Francis. 239 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, figures, exercises, corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Fully updated and expanded second edition of the highly successful textbook, 'Sport Psychology', by Matt Jarvis. A succinct but detailed account of major theory and research in sport psychology. Topics include personality, attitudes to sport, aggression in sport, social factors affecting performance, anxiety, motivation and skill acquisition. This edition also includes chapters on conducting research and writing essays in sport psychology. There is an emphasis throughout on developing critical and creative thinking. Useful to students of sports psychology and to sports science undergraduates requiring an introduction to the techniques and methods of psychology students. ISBN: 1841695823. Our Book No: 13079. $20 AUD.
93. Jinks, Tony (2012). An Introduction to the Psychology of Paranormal Belief and Experience (1st ed). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. 267 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Tony Jinks (Australian academic psychologist, University of Western Sydney) gives a balanced and accessible analysis of various explanations for the paranormal. The author provides insight into how these theories are applied or misapplied, and to proper inquiry into the paranormal. The relationship between the field of psychology and the supernatural are made clear. The author is a specialist consultant on the Australian Institute of Parapsychological Research Review Board. ISBN: 9780786465446. Our Book No: 41013. $35 AUD.
94. Jochim, Christian (1986). Chinese Religions (Reprint ed) [Prentice-Hall World Religions Series]. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 202 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear, owner's written name. This introductory book by Christian Jochim aims to identify the most basic features of religious theory, practice, and social organization in China and to exemplify them with the most representative examples provided by Chinese history. ISBN: 0131329944. Our Book No: 23162. $12 AUD.
95. Johnson, Louisa; Martin, Susan K. (new introduction) (1999). Every Lady Her Own Flower Gardener: Addressed to the Industrious and Economical (Facsimile ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 96 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. A classic gardening book by Louisa Johnson, originally published in 1839 (Wm S. Orr, London) - and here presented as a facsimile reprint. The first gardening book written by a woman. Originally published in Britain, and then wisely in the United States. It explains garden history as well as the gardening practices of this early 1800s. Said to be the first gardening book by a woman aimed at lady gardeners. Some of the practices would not be used today - such as using salt for manure! Mulini Press edition. New introduction by Susan Martin. (1 of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 0949910805. Our Book No: 23030. $20 AUD.
96. Jones, Darryl (2019). Feeding the Birds at Your Table: A Guide for Australia. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 195 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, tiny bump top spine, minor edgewear. Darryl Jones provides detailed and comprehensive advice and suggestions for people wanting to feed wild birds in Australia from their own backyards and balconies. By the author of the popular 'The Birds at My Table'. ISBN: 9781742236322. Our Book No: 31042. $16 AUD.
97. Jordan, Tim (2002). Activism! Direct Action, Hacktivism and the Future of Society [Focus on Contemporary Issues]. London: Reaktion Books. 164 pp. Paperback large trade, very good plus condition, card covers (with flaps), decorative black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Tim Jordan (lecturer at the Open University) shows how acts of civil disobedience have come to dominate the political landscape. Traditional ideological battles are now being replaced by the popular, collective practices of a new political activism. ISBN: 1861891229. Our Book No: 23067. $15 AUD.
98. Kendler, Kenneth S.; Prescott, Carol A. (2006). Genes, Environment, and Psychopathology: Understanding the Causes of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders. New York: Guilford Press. 412 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Kenneth Kendler and Carol Prescott review the groundbreaking results of the Virginia Adult Twin Study of Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders, based on longitudinal data from over 9000 individuals. The risks for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, antisocial behavior, alcoholism and substance abuse emerge from the interplay of genetic and environmental influences. Questions addressed include whether risk is disorder-specific, how to distinguish between correlational and causal genetic and environmental factors, sex differences, and how risk and protective factors interact over time. ISBN: 1593853165. Our Book No: 10705. $30 AUD.
99. Kennedy, Liam (1989). The Modern Industrialisation of Ireland 1940 - 1988 [Studies in Irish Economic and Social History]. Dublin: Economic & Social History Society of Ireland. 74 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few tables & figures, bottom corner tips on covers slightly scuffed. This pamphlet by Liam Kennedy is about the process of Industrialisation, including its social ramifications, and which is central to an understanding of historical change in modern Ireland. The pamphlet contains a concise review of the present state of historical knowledge and a critical bibliography. The pamphlet has been written for teachers and students, and anyone with a general interest in the Irish past. Our Book No: 41028. $18 AUD.
100. Kierse, Sean (1984). The Famine Years in the Parish of Killaloe 1845 - 1851. Killaloe, Co. Clare: Boru Books. 84 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white photo, single-colour photo rear cover, two maps, front hinge slightly split (no loose pages), inner hinge slightly split (all pages firm), minor edgewear cover corner tips, small sticker inside front cover, written name red biro title page. The potato famine of 1845 to 1851 in the Parish of Killaloe, County Clare, Ireland, is described from a local perspective for the first time. Potato blight disease caused great social unrest and many deaths. Sean Kierse wrote the story as an entry for the Local History section of Listowel Writer’s Week 1977. He felt he needed to do more research before offering it as a general publication. This study of the Famine years is limited to the 39 townlands which today constitute the catholic of Killaloe, an area of 15,000 acres. (No ISBN in book.). Our Book No: 41035. $25 AUD.
101. Kieza, Grantlee (2012). Bert Hinkler: The Most Daring Man in the World (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 473 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Grantlee Kieza has written a long-deserved full-blooded biography of the famous Australian aviator Bert Hinkley. The boy from Bundaberg was a pioneer during the golden age of aviation - the 1920s and 1930s. He lived a life of soaring highs and turbulent lows, a restless, adventure-filled existence as one of the 'lords of distance' in the golden age of flight. First edition. ISBN: 9780733329203. Our Book No: 27543. $30 AUD.
102. King, Henry (1895). Two Sepia Cabinet Portraits: (1) Child on lounge chair. (2) Well-dressed man, head and shoulders view, handlebar moustache. Sydney: Henry King. N/A pp. Two sepia cabinet portrait cards (16.5 x 10.5cm, no border), good condition. Each: sepia photo on white board (studio name at base, reverse side describes studio), foxing to reverse side (light foxing on front photo), minor edgewear. Two sepia portrait cards by Henery King, 316 George Street, Sydney. Reverse side states: 'Photographer and Portrait Painter Henry King 316 George Street, Sydney, Midway between General Post Office and Hunter Street'. Card 1 shows a small child in a white gown laying on an antique lounge chair. Card 2 shows a middle aged man with short hair and a handlebar moustache, dressed in a jacket, long sleeved business shirt and a tie, with arms folded. (No date, but 1890s.). Our Book No: 40904. $40 AUD.
103. Kleinman, Arthur (1988). The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing andthe Human Condition (Reprint ed). New York: Basic Books. 284 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light toning pages, minor edgewear. Based on 20 years of clinical experience studying and treating chronic illness, Arthur Kleinman, a Harvard psychiatrist and anthropologist, argues that interpreting the illness experience is an art tragically neglected by modern medical training. He presents a compelling case for bridging the gap between patient and practitioner. ISBN: 0465032044. Our Book No: 24417. $22 AUD.
104. Kneen, Deborah (1992). The Australian Folk Art Collection (Revised ed). Sydney, Chippendale: Tracy Marsh Publications. 68 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour photos, black & white drawings, black & white foldout patterns, minor edgewear corners, owner's written name. Deborah Kneen provides the first book that promotes an Australian approach to decorative painting. Over 25 charming wood projects are arranged in appropriate levels for beginners, intermediate and advanced. Every project has clear step-by-step instructions, full-size patterns and colour photos to use as a guide. The author is a Sydney decorative artist and teacher. ISBN: 0959017461. Our Book No: 22994. $20 AUD.
105. Knight, C. L.; Ludbrook, N. H. (1947). Mineral Resources of Australia Summary Report: Manganese (Revised ed). Canberra: Department of Supply and Shipping / Mineral Resources Survey. 35 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, stapled (new staples), new black cloth spine to replace lost spine, thin card covers, tables, pages lightly toned, covers slightly faded & toned, some edgewear. This pamphlet about manganese resources and production in Australia has been compiled, subsequent to World War 2, in association with The Controller of Minerals Production and the Mines Departments of the States and Territories. This revised edition is by C. L. Knight, based on production tables and graphs by N. H. Ludbrook. This report covers: World Production, Uses, Industry in Australia, Buyers and Prices, Australian Sources, Australian Production, Overseas Trade, Australian Consumption, General Summary, References. (No 7 in the series 'Mineral Resources of Australia Summary Report'. A repaired but complete copy.). Our Book No: 41012. $20 AUD.
106. Lang, John George (1989). Legends of Australia: Frederick Charles Howard. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 144 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, as new condition, marbled cloth cover (leatherlike spine & corners, gilt spine lettering), black & white drawings including frontispiece, minor edgewear. The basis of this historical Australian novel is of a young aristocrat convicted of murdering his father-in-law and transported to Botany Bay. This tale does not depict him as the innocent (hard done by) hero of later novels. His beautiful young wife chased after him, arrived in Sydney, and then had a cross-country ride to Bong Bong in an open mail coach driven by a larrikin character called John Smith. This tale is enjoyable and gives a true picture of Australia in the 1830s. (This novel is attributed to John Lang, the first native-born Australian novelist, and was originally published in 1842. Hardback and paperback editions have the same ISBN.). ISBN: 094991018X. Our Book No: 29769. $60 AUD.
107. Langley, Jean (1983). To a Blue Flower: A Collection of Australian Wild Flower Paintings. [Canberra]: Flower Press / Canberra Press. 56 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good condition, dark blue cloth cover (tipped in colour painting on front cover inset, few toned spots), colour paintings, little light foxing half-title page, bookplate. In blue cloth slipcase (square cutout to display cover art, minor edgewear). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The artist Jean Langley has painted some of the most-loved Australian wildflowers, with accompanying text. This book contains 37 fine and delicate watercolour paintings, superbly reproduced. The title of this art book is taken from a John Shaw Neilson poem. (Bookplate of art dealer Carolyn McDowall.). ISBN: 0959203109. Our Book No: 12718. $35 AUD.
108. Lee, Alice (2007). Building Bridges with Your Teenagers: Keys to Effective Parenting and Communication (Reprint ed). Singapore: Armour Publishing. 191 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, top spine little bumped, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. In this helpful book, Alice Lee, a counsellor and family education consultant, shares her personal journey as a mother of two teenage children and offers useful advice and many practical tips. The book has real-life stories: hers and others. (From Armour Publishing, Singapore.). ISBN: 9789814222037. Our Book No: 31041. $30 AUD.
109. Levitt, Dulcie; Lyon, Ken (illustrator) (1981). Plants and People: Aboriginal Uses of Plants on Groote Eylandt (1st p/b ed) [AISS New Series]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS). 166 pp. Paperback large quarto, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, good condition, full-page black & white drawings, grey-tinted paper, library markings (spine label, rubber stamps), spine little creased, fore-edge little toned, bottom edge rubbed, some edgewear, internally very good. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Pioneer study by Dulcie Levitt, a missionary and botany graduate, who lived at Groote Eylandt, a large island in Australia's Gulf of Carpentaria. Part I describes how the local Aborigines use various plants for medicinal purposes. Part II is a systematic listing of almost 600 vascular plants on the island, including description and summary of uses. Contains 100 pages of full-page drawings of individual plants, illustrated by Ken Lyon of the AIAS. (Rubber stamp of the ABC Federal Reference Library.). ISBN: 0855751169. Our Book No: 3685. $60 AUD.
110. Leys, Simon (2010). The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper. Melbourne: Black Inc. / Schwartz Publishing. 111 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, light toning pages, light creases covers including corner tips. Two maritime essays by Simon Leys. The first relates the tale of the wreck of the Dutch East India Company ship 'Batavia' on the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Western Australia in 1629. This includes the horror of a surviving mutineer attempting to murder the other survivors. The second essay, 'Prosper', is a small reminiscence of sailing as a young man from Brittany on a tuna fishing boat - one of the last boats to do so under sail. ISBN: 9781863953269. Our Book No: 31053. $12 AUD.
111. Lindsay, Philip (1938). Bride for a Buccaneer. London: Hutchinson & Co. 352 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), top & base of spine little creased, top spine on jacket creased (few tiny edge tears, minor edgewear), spine ends little creased, few small marks covers, light foxing endpapers, minimal foxing edges, light toning edges & pages, bookshop label front pastedown. This historical adventure novel is set in the West Indies and the Spanish Main in the 17th century, where the haunt of those full-blooded adventurers, the buccaneers, still existed in those sun-drenched waters, as brave and dangerous and heroic as ever. Miles Oliver, after a short but dazzling career of carefree marauding, was taking his bride to a new life in Jamaica. Gabriela was a girl of great spirit, and looking forward to her thrilling new life. Miles casually tells her about his buccaneering exploits. Gabriela found his past a barrier, but a great love overcame that barrier, and united - in the end - two loving hearts. The author brings to his story a dazzling power of description about a time when life was really lived to the full. (No date, but 1938 or 1955, Trove. ). Our Book No: 40997. $50 AUD.
112. Lippmann, Lorna (1973). Words or Blows: Racial Attitudes in Australia. Melbourne: Pelican Original / Penguin Books. 216 pp. Paperback, very good condition, tables, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. Based on a long involvement in Aboriginal affairs, Lorna Lippmann presents a clear and authoritative view of the history of Aboriginal race relations in Australia and the position of Aborigines today. Using material gathered during original research in country towns in Victoria and New south Wales, she provides a new insight into racial attitudes in Australia. Is Australia a racist country? Why has a Black Power movement arisen? ISBN: 0140217029. Our Book No: 21290. $10 AUD.
113. Lucy, Niall; Mickler, Steve (2006). The War on Democracy: Conservative Opinion in the Australian Press. Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 172 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book by Niall Lucy and Steve Mickler has a focus on the published ideas of seven of Australia's most influential conservative media commentators, analysing how each one tries to discredit those they label 'extremists'. This topical book, written in an accessible and lively style, will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary Australian culture, politics, the media and public policy. ISBN: 1920694900. Our Book No: 24115. $30 AUD.
114. Luyendijk, Joris; Hutchison, Michele (translator) (2009). Fit to Print: Misrepresenting the Middle East (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 243 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Joris Luyendijk, a Dutch journalist and anthropologist, tells the story of his five years as a correspondent in the Middle East. He speaks Arabic and communicates with stone throwers, terrorists, taxi drivers, and professors, victims and aggressors, and community leaders and families. He has firsthand experience of dictatorship, occupation, terror, and war. His stories cast light on a number of major crises, from the Iraq War to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He shows powerful examples, leavened with humour, that show the ways in which the media gives us a filtered and manipulated image of reality in the Middle East. (Translated from the Dutch.). ISBN: 9781921372674. Our Book No: 41050. $20 AUD.
115. Mackay, Hugh (1994). Why Don't People Listen? Solving the Communication Problem (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 346 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, top corner front cover little creased (lightly affects first few pages), minor edgewear. First edition. Hugh Mackay shows us a simple yet revolutionary way to improve the quality of our relationships through a disciplined and sensitive approach to communication. Michael Leunig cartoon on front cover. ISBN: 0330355953. Our Book No: 2321. $30 AUD.
116. Maitland, A. Gibb (1979). The Gold Deposits of Western Australia: Extract from The Mining Handbook. Geological Survey Memoir No. 1 (Facsimile ed). Perth, Victoria Park & Bentley: Hesperian Press / Fleetwood Camping Stores. 91 pp. Paperback folio, very good condition, stapled, black & white photos, maps (listed as figures), diagrams, graphs, figures, faint toning edges, spine faded, spine ends scuffed, corner tip front cover slightly scuffed, minor edgewear, light foxing covers & edges, small mark front cover. An account of the goldfields in Western Australia in 1919, by A. Gibb Maitland. Contents: General statement. Geographical Distribution of the Deposits - Kimberley - Pilbara - West Pilbara - Ashburton - Gascoyne - Peak Hill - Murchison - Yilgarn - Yalgoo - Phillips River - East Murchison - Mount Margaret - North Coolgardie - Broad Arrow - East Coolgardie - North-East Coolgardie - Coolgardie - Dundas. Minor districts. A fascinating book about goldfields history. (Extracted from The Mining Handbook, Geol. Surv. Memoir No. 1, Chapter II: Economic Geology. Part III., Section I, 1919. Printed by Hesparian Press on behalf of Fleetwood Camping Services, distributors of electronic equipment and metal detectors.). Our Book No: 40989. $60 AUD.
117. Marshall, A. J. (Jock) (1970). Darwin and Huxley In Australia (1st ed). Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 142 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), sepia (brown tinted) illustrations, minor edgewear dustjacket (spine faded, top corner front flap clipped, tiny tear spine with slight loss one letter, few tiny spots front cover), light foxing endpapers, pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed. (Ths copy: Hardback dustjacket.) The story of two obscure young Englishmen who visited Australia in the service of William IV, Queen Victoria and the Admiralty. The first was Charles Darwin, official naturalist in His Majesty's survey ship 'Beagle', which sailed into Sydney Cove in 1836. The second was Thomas Henry Huxley, assistant to the 'Rattlesnake', which dropped anchor in Farm Cove eleven years later. This account of their activities by the late Professor Jock Marshall is one of the best to be published for many years. ISBN: 0340126396. Our Book No: 31058. $20 AUD.
118. Mass, Nuri (1966). The Wonderland of Nature (Reprint ed). Sydney, Summer Hill: The Writers' Press. 285 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, fair condition only (reading copy), pictorial green cloth cover, frontispiece portrait, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned (edges toned), boards marked (worn edge sections exposing boards, scuffed spots), printed autographs dedication page, owner's written name front cover. Nuri Mass tells the fascinating stories, for young adults, of insects, some other small animals, plants, the seashore, and remarkable everyday things, including rocks. About 60 stories in total, told in a humorous and popular style. Text and illustrations by Nuri Mass. (Frontispiece portrait of Tess and Chris, her children. Printed autographs of Nuri, Tess and Chris on dedication page.). Our Book No: 18076. $20 AUD.
119. Mass, Nuri; Mass, Celeste (illustrator) (1965). Many Paths, One Heaven. Sydney, Summer Hill: The Writer's Press. 128 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, pictorial cover, black & white & single-colour drawings, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, corners covers bumped & little rubbed, boards lightly marked, spine faded, written name biro free flyleaf. Nuri Mass tells the fascinating stories of the world's great religions, and of the people who founded them. The book will interest children, and young students and students. The religions covered are: Christianity, Buddhism, Confucianism, Judaism, Islam. (No date, but 1965, Trove.). Our Book No: 31033. $20 AUD.
120. Mass, Nuri; mass, Tess (illustrator) (1972). Don't Kill It - It's Me! (1st ed). Adelaide: Alpha Books. 144 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, illustrated endpapers, pages lightly toned, few chips jacket (reverse side lightly toned & foxed, base rubbed), foxing edges pages, light stain across top hinge most pages, some edgewear. Nuri Mass presents a novel about a woman's life in the business and literary world of Australia today (in 1972). A well-educated, honest and sensitive woman copes with running a large business that becomes her burden. And she has to support for her young family as well, through an unforseeable accident. (The rear dustjacket flap has a blurb written by Nuri about writing, including her valuable personal thoughts about the process of writing.). Our Book No: 40921. $18 AUD.
121. McCulloch, Ann (2005). Dance of the Nomad: A Study of the Selected Notebooks of A. D. Hope. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 366 pp. Paperback thick small quarto, very good condition, edges slightly foxed, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. An analysis by Ann McCulloch of a thematic selection of the A. D. Hope's notebooks reveals him to be relentless in his experimentation with ideas. Revealing the originality of his thinking and the astonishing range of his reading and interests, this book is a testament to the intellect of one of Australia's towering poets and literary figures. ISBN: 1740761685. Our Book No: 23135. $35 AUD.
122. Meares, Russell; Gabbard, Glen (foreword) (2005). The Metaphor of Play: Origin and Breakdown of Personal Being (3rd ed). London: Routledge. 254 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges lightly foxed, spine little creased (slight tilt), top spine bumped, two small dents front cover, minor edgewear. Russell Meares, an Australian psychiatrist, shows how play in children creates an embryonic sense of self, and how deficient play can lead to borderline personality disorders in adulthood. This third edition examines how those who have suffered such disruption can be treated by understanding their sense of self and the fragility of their sense of existence. This very readable book about the role of play in the development of self will interest not only therapists but also to those interested in the larger issues of mind and consciousness. ISBN: 1583919678. Our Book No: 31039. $40 AUD.
123. Metaxas, Eric (2017). Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery (Reprint ed). Milton Keynes: Authentic Media. 305 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, lightly toned, spine ends little scuffed, corners covers & bottom corner tips last few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Eric Metaxas writes a gripping narrative that paints a detailed portrait not only of William Wilberforce himself and the Abolitionist Movement, but also other contemporary concerns of the social reformers. There are entries from Wilberforce's own diaries documenting his travels and the people he meets. This age is brought to life. William Wilberforce was born in Hull, England in 1759. He was not a well child, and grew into a small frail man. However, he was one of the brightest, wittiest, best-connected and generally talented men of his day, and a member of Parliament at the age of 21. He turned the world upside down by achieving the abolition of the British slave trade and the end of slavery in the British colonies. ISBN: 9781780783048. Our Book No: 31055. $20 AUD.
124. Meyer, Tina; Loughlin, Graeme (1995). I Should be Glad if a Few Elms and Oaks were Included: The Darling Gardens, Clifton Hill. Melbourne, Abbotsford: Collingwood Historical Society. 71 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, stapled, card covers, full-page black & white photos, maps, minimal foxing edges, corners covers slightly creased, top edge front cover & near spine both covers little faded, faint foxing covers, minor edgewear. This remarkable book describes 'The Darling Gardens' in Clifton Hill, Melbourne. Tina Meyer did the research using official records and newspaper reports, looking at photos, and early maps, and listened to the many locals who were happy to help by telling their memories of the gardens and how they came to be. Compiled by her and Grahame Loughlin, both members of the Darling Gardens Group. ISBN: 0646246860. Our Book No: 41034. $25 AUD.
125. Mitchell & Co, photographer (1895). Two Sepia Cabinet Portraits: (1) Man, head and shoulders view, with glasses, beard and dark suit. (2) Man, head and shoulders view, with top hat, moustache and white suit. Sydney: Mitchell & Co. N/A pp. Two sepia cabinet portrait cards (16.5 x 10.5cm, no border), good condition, sepia photo on dark yellow board (studio name at base, reverse side blank), light foxing & tanning front & reverse sides, minor edgewear. Two cabinet cards, with 'Mitchell & Co 236 George Street, Sydney' printed at the bottom of the front cover. Card 1 shows a man in dark suit with a beard and moustache. His glasses are attached to his coat by a chain. Card 2 shows a man in white suit with a top hat, sideburns and a moustache. (No date, but 1890s.). Our Book No: 40905. $40 AUD.
126. Mondimore, Francis Mark; Kelly, Patrick (2011). Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope (1st ed). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 296 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, bottom corner tip front cover bent, few tiny spots on bottom edge of pages, bottom corners of pages little bent. This book is an optimistic guide to borderline personality disorder (BPD). It provides information that brings newfound hope to those who have this painful disorder and to their family and friends. The authors, Francis Mark Mondimore and Patrick Kelly, explain that symptoms are the result of biological and behavioral problems, extremes of temperament, and impaired psychological coping - all of which may have a relationship with traumatic life events. With proper treatment, people with BPD can enjoy long remissions and improved quality of life. ISBN: 9781421403144. Our Book No: 31045. $40 AUD.
127. Moody, Mary (2004). Au Revoir: Running Away from Home at Fifty [Books Alive Edition]. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 279 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Australian gardening author Mary Moody ran away to live in remote southwest France for six months. This is her first book telling about her many adventures there absorbing French culture. Funny, warm and reflective, she adapts to life as a single person and rediscovers herself. (Book Alive edition, same ISBN.). ISBN: 0330421271. Our Book No: 20125. $15 AUD.
128. Mulvaney, D. J. (1975). The Prehistory of Australia (Revised ed). Melbourne, Ringwood: Penguin Books Australia. 327 pp. Paperback wide trade, good condition, black & white photos, maps, spine little creased, pages lightly toned, spine edges slightly rubbed, crease cover joins to spine, light toning inside covers, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. A pioneering prehistory of Australia up until 1788 by D. J. Mulvaney. Separate chapters cover protohistory (pre-European contacts), eg, Macassan (Makassan) trepangers (sea cucumber harvesting), landscape and people, Aboriginal ethnohistory, archeological prehistory, Aboriginal origins, and Aboriginal archeological relics. In this new and revised edition, Professor Mulvaney has synthesized the results of this recent research. This is a coherent and systematic account of the progress of Aboriginal culture from its beginnings to the first European contact. ISBN: 0140217738. Our Book No: 31023. $18 AUD.
129. Municipal Council, Paddington; Sonder, Richard W. (1980). Paddington: Its History Trade and Industries 1860 - 1910: Being a Record of 50 years of Civic Government (Reissue ed). Sydney, Woollahra: Salux Pty Ltd / Paddington Municipal Council. 112 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (very good dustjacket), gilt title on boards, black & white text-photos, black & white drawings (adverts), minor edgewear jacket (few small edge tears, small crease top edge), non-author written dedication front pastedown. In his preface, Richard Sonder who is a life member of the Paddington Society, says that this richly illustrated book by the local Paddington Council, hardly known, relates part of the history of Sydney, and even through it is mainly about Paddington in the Eastern Suburbs, it will interest anyone who follows the historic developments of Sydney. A charming addition to any local history library. (No 168 of a limited edition of 250 copies. Reissue with preface, originally published, 1910.). ISBN: 0959454403. Our Book No: 41037. $40 AUD.
130. Murphy, Frances (1983). Desert, Bamboo and Barbed Wire (1st ed). Sydney, Hornsby: Ollif Publishing 271 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, frontispiece, few black & white photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (slight foxing reverse side), board covers little faded & marked, autograph (author rubber stamp title page). Major Frances Murphy tells of her adventures and trials as one of a contingent of Australian army nurses during service duties in various battle zones during World War II. The nurses were fondly known as the 'Angels in Grey', and their fate in war and captivity is reported. They were rescued from the Sandakan Japanese POW camp, and ten nurses were returned to their homeland by air to face long periods of hospitalisation. Murphy settled back in to her domestic life. After losing her son and daughter in Vietnam, Frances decided that the story of the P.O.W. Nurses must be told, and set her mind to producing this book. ISBN: 0959918337. Our Book No: 41026. $25 AUD.
131. Neidjie, Bill; Davis, Stephen; Fox, Allan (1986). Australia's Kakadu Man: Bill Neidjie (Revised ed). Darwin: Resource Managers. 97 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, partly published on pale yellow paper, colour endpaper map, minor edgewear. Australia's Kakadu Man: Bill Neidjie (revised edition, Resource Managers, Darwin, 1986). The story of an Aboriginal man of the Gagudju (Kakadu) community, Northern Territory, who was concerned about uranium mining on traditional lands. In the 1970s there were efforts to change Arnhem Land to a national park and then mine for uranium. Bill Neidjie wrote this book to dispute this plan. His reply is along the same lines as Chief Seattle of the Puget Sound tribe, who was asked by George Washington in 1853 to sell their tribal lands. ISBN: 0958945802. Our Book No: 4553. $25 AUD.
132. Nest, Michael (2011). Coltan. Cambridge: Polity Press. 220 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, minor toned spot fore-edge. minor edgewear, old price marks. Until recently, few except geologists had heard of tantalum or 'coltan' - an obscure mineral that is an essential ingredient in mobile phones and laptops. Then, in 2000, reports began to leak out of Congo (so-called Democratic Republic): mines deep in the jungle where coltan was extracted in brutal conditions watched over by warlords. This book describes in detail the complex politics of coltan including unstable government, rebel militias, transnational corporations, the metals marketplace, determined activists, Hollywood celebrities, the rise of China, and the latest iGadget. Nest argues the political significance of coltan lies not in its link to violence, but in skilful use of mobile phones by activists as a symbol of how ordinary people and transnational corporations far from Africa are implicated in the Congo coltan industry and therefore its conflict. ISBN: 9780745649320. Our Book No: 18077. $35 AUD.
133. O'Connell, Ann (editor); Holland, Julian (editor) (2010). Croydon in Focus: Ashfield History No. 18: Journal of the Ashfield and District Historical Society. Sydney, Ashfield: Ashfield & District Historical Society. 143 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, plans, tiny spot title page, minor edgewear. The Municipality of Ashfield (Sydney inner west) is made up of a cluster of suburbs: Ashfield itself, surrounded by Summer Hill on the east, Haberfield to the north and Croydon on the west. The articles in this volume of the Ashfield History series from the Ashfield & District Historical Society are centered on Croydon's history, exploring features of the development of this suburb. . Our Book No: 31000. $35 AUD.
134. O'Neill, Adam (2002). Living with the Dingo. Sydney, Annandale: Envirobook. 110 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, few black & white photos, top corner tip rear cover & last three pages little creased, inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear. Adam O'Neill outlines his controversial hypothesis on the importance of dingos in maintaining the ecological balance. He suggests that by having the dingo as the top order predator, stock losses will be reduced. A challenge to current scientific opinion on dingo behaviour. ISBN: 0858811987. Our Book No: 41046. $30 AUD.
135. Obama, Michelle (2021). Becoming Michelle Obama (Updated ed). New York: Penguin Books. 441 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, colour photos (some black & white & sepia), sepia (brown-tinted) photos inside covers, minor edgewear. This book is a work of deep reflection and warm storytelling. Michelle Obama describes her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address, the White House. Describing her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, she uses her own words and her own terms. ISBN: 9780241982976. Our Book No: 41014. $18 AUD.
136. Okbazghi, Yohannes (2018). The Biofuels Deception: Going Hungry on the Green Carbon Diet. New York: Monthly Review Press. 344 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Yohannes Okbazghi combines scientific narrative with devastating economic analysis. The author argues that the seemingly innovative campaign for 'green energy' is driven by biotechnology industries and global grain-trading corporations. The author is a Political Science Professor Emeritus based at the University of Louisville. ISBN: 9781583677025. Our Book No: 41045. $30 AUD.
137. Ornstein, Robert (editor); Swencionis, Charles (editor) (1990). The Healing Brain: A Scientific Reader. New York: Guilford Press. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, figures, tables, edges foxed (mainly top edge & bottom corner tips first few pages), bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. These academic papers by eminent health professionals explore the new science of psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), wherein mental state can affect the immune system, and thus physical health. The brain operates as a health maintenance organization, and the brain grows with experience. Topics include placebos, the role of nutrition, stress and coping, 'the broken heart', and coronary-prone behavior. Edited by Robert Ornstein and Charles Swencionis. ISBN: 0898624630. Our Book No: 13063. $12 AUD.
138. Parker, Gordon (editor) (2012). Bipolar II Disorder: Modelling, Measuring and Managing (2nd ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 283 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, tables, front cover creased along spine, bottom corner tips rear pages little bumped, minor edgewear, sticker front cover. Second edition. Bipolar depression is now known to exist as a spectrum of disorders rather than a single disease entity. Bipolar II Disorder exists on this spectrum as a condition where the depressive episodes are as severe as in Bipolar I Disorder, but where the mood elevation states are not as extreme. This unexpected combination can lead to a failure to detect a condition thought to affect up to 6% of the population. This book of essays, edited by psychiatry professor Gordon Parker, is the only academic and clinical management review focussing entirely on bipolar II, covering history, epidemiology, burden and neurobiology, and including a clinical debate by international experts about effective management strategies. New chapters cover comorbidity, over-represented personality styles, illness trajectories and distinguishing bipolar II from personality-based emotional dysregulation states. The book will be suitable reading for all health professionals managing mood disorders, and helpful information for patients looking for information about their condition and treatment options. (Sticker of Aspen Pharmacare, which distributed some copies.). ISBN: 9781107600898. Our Book No: 28728. $50 AUD.
139. Parmenter, Ian (2003). Sheer Bottled Bliss: My Margaret River Sea Change. Sydney, Pymble: HarperCollins. 230 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white drawings, tiny mark top edge, minor edgewear. A part-memoir, part-survival manual for those dreaming of their own place in the country or by the sea. Ian Parmenter, a TV chef, shares the adventures and misadventures of his journey from a culture-shocked London journalist arriving in Perth in the 70s, to discovering his beloved weekender at Margaret River. Ian includes some recipes that he and partner Anne enjoy. "After planting 1700 Chardonnay cuttings in three days, it took a further three days to recover some movement in our legs. Then we watered the sticks and waited. Within days we had a young vineyard". ISBN: 0732276144. Our Book No: 23080. $16 AUD.
140. Paterson, Robyn (2011 ). Tips from Your Nana: Waste Not, Want Not! (Australian ed). Sydney, Millers Point: Murdoch Books. 142 pp. Paperback wide square octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. Robyn Paterson writes a fascinating household bible to keep close at hand, based on Grandma's wisdom. There are simple instructions and pointers which have been written in a practical, step-by-step guide covering a wide range of lifestyle basics. There are ideas from old fashioned lemonade to homemade body scrub, the book does not call for special equipment or ingredients. (Originally published by Longacre Press, New Zealand in 2009.). ISBN: 9781742663593. Our Book No: 31057. $20 AUD.
141. Perry, Gina (2012). Behind the Shock Machine: The Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments (1st ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 421 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, sticker top corner front flyleaf (covers thinned patch), otherwise excellent. Australian psychologist Gina Perry relates the true story of the most controversial psychological research of the modern era: Stanley Milgram’s obedience experiments at Yale University, involving willingness to give electric shocks to participants. The author listened to participants' accounts and read Milgram's files and notebooks to put together an intriguing, sensational story: Milgram's plans had gone further than anyone imagined. This is the compelling tale of one man's ambition and of the experiment that defined a generation. Includes some controversial replications at Latrobe University, Melbourne. ISBN: 9781921844553. Our Book No: 26580. $20 AUD.
142. Peterson, Jordan B.; Doidge, Norman (forward); Van Schiver, Ethan (illustrator) (2019). 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote to Chaos (New ed). London: Penguin Books. 409 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Jordan Peterson, the populist Canadian psychologist, states that each of his 12 simple rules and their accompanying essays provide a guide to being on the straight and narrow path in order to manage chaos. Some of the rules are: Stand up straight with your shoulders back. Set your house in perfect order before you criticise the world. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today. Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient). Be precise in your speech. Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street. ISBN: 9780141988511. Our Book No: 41018. $15 AUD.
143. Peterson, Richard (1999). Brimstone to Bunyip: Churches of Collingwood, Clifton Hill and Abbotsford. Melbourne, Abbotsford: Collingwood Historical Society. 84 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, good plus condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos, few drawings, map in pocket inside rear cover, covers little rubbed, few scratches front cover, spine ends little rubbed, tiny strip top edge & fore-edge front cover faded, top corner front cover & bottom corner rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. This book by architect and conservationist Richard Peterson is about the churches in one of Melbourne's oldest areas: the former City of Collingwood, a municipality which for some 130 years comprised the suburbs of Collingwood, Abbotsford and Clifton Hill. It surveys the historical development of all churches and their ancillary buildings that are known to have existed in the area, and includes an architectural description of the principal buildings. A background history of the denominations represented in Collingwood is presented, as well as a suggested walking tour with a map. ISBN: 095777270X. Our Book No: 41039. $30 AUD.
144. Phillips, Valmai (1987). Able Emigrants. Sydney, Chatswood: Self Published: Valmai Phillips. 136 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black vinyl binding strips front & rear spine edges (spine open,) black & white photos, family trees, covers little marked, bottom corner tip rear cover bent, light foxing covers, spine & edges, minor edgewear. This story has been put together over a number of years. The first part deals with the Watsons and the Smalls, the second with the Rogers family. The author has also attempted to illustrate the life and events of the Sydney of those times. In 1837, the Reverend John Watson, a Presbyterian minister of a small parish outside Fintone in County Tyrone and the small parish outside of Ulster, Northern Ireland came to Australia with his large family of ten children. He became plain 'Mr' and a farmer. This book will interest anyone wanting to learn some early history about the imigrants who came to Australia and lived through hardship to become part of the early history. (No ISBN in book.). Our Book No: 41042. $35 AUD.
145. Prado, C. G.; Foucault, Paul-Michel (1995). Starting with Foucault: An Introduction to Genealogy. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 181 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, crease one page (printing error), minor edgewear. C. G. Prado writes a straightforward introduction to the thought of French philospher and literary critic Paul-Michel Foucault. The focus is on discipline and punishment, and the first volume of 'The History of Sexuality'. This sympathetic but critical introduction is especially suited for readers more familiar with Anglo-American rather than with European philosophy. ISBN: 0813317916. Our Book No: 41048. $30 AUD.
146. Pratten, Chris (compiler) (1998). A Short Walk Through Ashfield's Past. Sydney, Ashfield: Ashfield & District Historical Society 24 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, good condition, stapled (little rusted), illustrated cover (little rubbed), black & white text-photos, few marks rear cover, cover corners tips creased, few creases covers, minor edgewear. This special pamphlet has been produced in an effort to provide an early history of Ashfield, a heritage suburb in Sydney's Inner West (now much transformed). The publication is a collaboration between Ashfield Municipal Council and the Ashfield and District Historical Society. The history was written by Chris Pratten, Secretary to the Society. The photos are from Council's archives and the Society's collection. (No date, but 1998.). Our Book No: 31029. $16 AUD.
147. Price, Suzanne J. (1986). The Urban Woodland: A Low-maintenance Garden for Australian Conditions (1st ed). Melbourne: Lothian Books. 144 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour text-photos (some full-page), plans, minimal edgewear jacket, base spine lightly rubbed. Suzanne Price outlines the principles and methods of creating this garden style and provides many planting suggestions and practical plans. The author has dedicated this beautiful book to all those who lost their gardens in the tragic Ash Wednesday bushfires of February 1983, when a number of Australia's most beautiful gardens were destroyed. ISBN: 0850912555. Our Book No: 23071. $25 AUD.
148. Prodromou, Ted (2013). Ultimate Guide to Twitter for Business: Generate Quality Leads Using only 140 Characters. Instantly Connect with 300 Million Customers in 10 minutes. Discover 10 Twitter Tools that can be Applied Now (Reprint ed). USA: Entrepreneur Media Corporation. 206 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, black & white figures, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark rear cover. This book about Twitter tips for improving your business sales has bonus online content. Ted Prodromou has written a comprehensive Twitter guide to help businesses in the real world. ISBN: 9781599184494. Our Book No: 31030. $20 AUD.
149. Putnam, Robert D. (2001). Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (Reprint ed). New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster. 541 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, reminder stripe. Robert Putnam (professor of public policy, Harvard University) explains that Americans once bowled in leagues, usually after work - but no longer. This symbolizes a significant social change. Data from recent surveys show how Americans have become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbours, and social structures such as the PTA, church, recreation clubs, political parties. The shrinking access to the 'social capital' that is the reward of communal activity and community sharing is a serious threat to civic and personal health. Lack of social capital also strongly predicts crime rates. In the past, 100 years ago, America's stock of social capital was at an ebb, reduced by urbanization, industrialization, and immigration that uprooted Americans from their networks, similar to today. However, faced with this challenge, the country was able to right itself. ISBN: 0743203046. Our Book No: 15986. $30 AUD.
150. Rannard, Ian (2011). Paradise and Peccadilloes: Willoughby Pioneers and their Descendants (1st ed). Sydney: Ian Rannard / Printed by Worldwide Online Printing. 203 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, map, minor foxing covers & edges & inside covers, base spine little rubbed, small mark front cover, minor edgewear. This self-published book by Ian Rannard contains the stories of people who came to live in Willoughby on Sydney's Lower North Shore between 1859 and 1890, and whose descendants were still living in one of the suburbs that comprise the present-day City of Willoughby in 2009. For the Horsley family this was a remarkable total of 150 years. The many photos help to tell the family stories. First edition stated. ISBN: 9780646548005. Our Book No: 31008. $85 AUD.
151. Reece, Bob (editor) (1993 ). Irish Convict Lives. Sydney: Crossing Press. 266 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings centre spread, map, small bump fore-edge rear cover, minor edgewear jacket (rear cover fore-edge little creased). This book of essays, edited by Bob Reece, follows his two earlier books on Irish-Australian convicts. The 8 essays trace the Irish and Australian careers of noteworthy Irish convict men and women. Two of the 8 essays are about women convicts, including colonial re-offenders. One chapter by D. J. Mulvaney describes convict John Graham, who escaped and lived among Aborigines, and later rescued shipwrecked Eliza Frazer from these Queensland Aborigines. ISBN: 0646150138. Our Book No: 31048. $40 AUD.
152. Reid, T. (Thomas) (1934). Where White and Brown Meet. London: Trefoil Publishing Company. 328 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), cloth cover spine faded (lightly flecked), foxing prelim pages & fore-edge, edges toned, pages lightly toned, small edge & spine tears jacket (about 20% spine MISSING mainly top edge), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Historical maritime novel of inter-racial relationships by Thomas Reid, considered bold for the time. From the blurb: 'On an Eastern liner, meet three white men, and two white girls married to a Sinhalese and Tamil respectively. Amid the clash of race in lovely Ceylon occur adventures of mind and body. The tragic, the ludicrous, realism and imagination, beauty and squalor, life as it is in the East emerge in a candid book that once read will not be forgotten'. (No date, but 1934, Trove.) ISBN: B000896XRC. Our Book No: 18020. $80 AUD.
153. Roberts, Lew (1995). Rails to Wealth: The Story of the Silverton Tramway Company 1886 - 1972: Broken Hill's Railway Service (1st ed). Melbourne: Self Published: L. E. Roberts. 286 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour photos, minor edgewear jacket, tiny paper lump rear pastedown gives a dent few pages. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The Silverton Tramway Company was a privately funded and operated railway company. From 1886, the STC provided freight and shunting services to the Broken Hill area. This book gives an interpretation of the company from the beginning as a wildcat 3'6" gauge 'hoop iron' linking Broken Hill to the South Australian system, to its emergence as a fully integrated freight and passenger service. This self-published book by Lew Roberts also provides a broader history of the nation through depressions, war and boom times, as can be seen in this record of Silverton's achievement. (No 1074 of a limited edition of 1500 copies.). ISBN: 0646265873. Our Book No: 41003. $90 AUD.
154. Roche, Richard (1989). The Texas Connection: The Story of the Wexford Colony in Refugio. Wexford: County Wexford Heritage Committee. 59 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, bottom corners last few pages & rear cover slightly creased, faint foxing top edge, tiny mark front cover, minor edgewear. Richard Roche tells the story of the Wexford migrants who braved shipwreck, pestilence, Indian attacks and war to form the colony of Refugio in Texas. They left their native Ireland in 1833 - 1834 to seek a better life in the New World. The publication of this small book is one way in which, it is hoped, new interest may be aroused in the links between the two regions. SCARCE. ISBN: 0951467603. Our Book No: 41025. $30 AUD.
155. Rosyad, Rifki (1995). A Quest for True Islam: A Study of the Islamic Resurgence Movement among the Youth in Bandung, Indonesia [Islam in Southeast Asia Series]. Canberra: Australian National University E Press (ANU E Press). 110 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Rifki Rosyad provides a focus on factors contributing to the emergence, development and routinisation of contemporary Islamic resurgence in Indonesia, particularly among students in Bandung. Also discusses how Islamic groups there respond to social, cultural and political changes. ISBN: 1920942327. Our Book No: 13005. $25 AUD.
156. Rutherford, J. E. L. (1971). Cobb and Co. Bathurst, NSW / Dubbo, NSW: Self Published: J. E. L. Rutherford / Printed by Masterprint. 64 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, card cover, black & white photos, staples rusted, minor edgewear, minimal biro mark front cover, owner's written name inside front cover. This detailed self-published booklet by J. E. L. Rutherford is about the two men, Freeman Cobb and James Rutherford, who along with their changing business partners, took Cobb's humble Victorian coaching company and made it the Qantas of its day. The author had access to Rutherford letters and diaries to write this story with all the drama, conflict and tragedy. It is the compelling and human story of Australia's first great interstate company and the people who made it an icon. Our Book No: 41049. $25 AUD.
157. Schwartz, Mark S. (editor); Andrasik, Frank (editor) (2003). Biofeedback: A Practitioner's Guide (3rd ed). New York: Guilford Press. 930 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, figures, rear cover & last few pages little creased. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Third edition. The definitive text in the field, edited by Mark Schwartz and Frank Andrasik. This comprehensive volume provides state-of-the-science coverage of biofeedback research, applications, clinical procedures, and biomedical instrumentation. With contributions from leading experts, the volume offers a unique combination of practical know-how and scholarly expertise. A wealth of information is presented in an accessible, streamlined style, including helpful glossaries throughout. Featured are detailed protocols for helping patients cultivate lower physiological arousal and for addressing an array of specific clinical problems, including headaches, temporomandibular disorders, essential hypertension, diabetes, neuromuscular problems and elimination disorders. ISBN: 1593852339. Our Book No: 13078. $50 AUD.
158. Schwartz, Steve (2006). Creating a Database in FileMaker Pro 8 (1st ed) [Visual Quickproject Guides]. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press. 144 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, tiny pinhead mark fore-edge last few pages, minor edgewear. This Visual QuickProject Guide uses big colour illustrations coupled with clear, concise step-by-step instructions to show you how to complete one specific project for FileMaker Pro 8 in a matter of hours. The project is to create a FileMaker Pro 8 relational database for recording and tracking four types of personal investments: savings and money market accounts, stocks and mutual funds, certificates of deposit (CDs), and savings bonds. The database will contain four related data tables, ten layouts, and five reports. The book also teaches you about FileMaker Pro 8 in general. ISBN: 0321414837. Our Book No: 31031. $20 AUD.
159. Shears, Richard (2006). Wildlife Warrior: Steve Irwin 1962 - 2006: A Man who Changed the World. Sydney: New Holland. 204 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, bottom corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Richard Shears charts Steve Irwin's amazing life - from his childhood in Victoria, Australia, through to work in the wilderness, his zoo and TV programs (known as the Crocodile Hunter). It follows his story into marriage and his fame on the world stage as he took every opportunity to spread the word about wildlife conservation. His tragic sudden death shocked nature lovers worldwide. ISBN: 9781741105520. Our Book No: 23099. $12 AUD.
160. Shorten, Bill (2016). For the Common Good: Reflections on Australia's Future. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 171 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Bill Shorten, the Australian Labor leader (at the time), reflects on the values and beliefs that led him to devote himself to the Labour movement and stand for Australia's highest office. ISBN: 9780522869415. Our Book No: 30470. $20 AUD.
161. Shorter, Edward (2013). How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown (Reprint ed). New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear dustjacket (small crease top edge). This well-researched book by Edward Shorter urges that the diagnosis of depression be re-thought. His argument is based on historical research on the past and future of psychiatric diagnosis, and in particular attempts to explain and treat the concept of a 'nervous breakdown', which cannot be solved just by medication. ISBN: 9780199948086. Our Book No: 31052. $35 AUD.
162. Shotter, David (1992). Tiberius Caesar (1st ed) [Lancaster Pamphlets in Ancient History]. London: Routledge. 97 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, maps, minor edgewear, owner's written names. An up-to-date study by David Shotter of the character and life of Tiberius Caesar, heir of Augustus and emperor of Rome from AD 14 to AD 37. First edition. ISBN: 0415076544. Our Book No: 23239. $12 AUD.
163. Sligo, N. K. (1980). Mates and Gold: Reminiscences of the Early Westralian Goldfields 1890 - 1896. Perth, Victoria Park: Hesperian Press. 165 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white photos, frontispiece black & white portrait, maps, spine little faded, bottom corner tip front cover slightly creased, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. N. K. Sligo writes an insight into the fortitude and humour with which the early prospectors faced the harshness of the Western Australian goldfields, and is one of the few books on the great 1890s goldrush written by one of the original prospectors. The detailed information on gold recoveries in the book will be of interest and importance to current prospectors. ISBN: 0859050246. Our Book No: 31020. $30 AUD.
164. Soueif, Ahdaf (2004). Mezzaterra: Fragments from the Common Ground. London: Bloomsbury. 338 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. These essays by novelist and journalist Ahdaf Soueif are the direct product of the interaction between the Egyptian-born author and the condition of living in the UK. Written between 1981 and 2004, these essays are collected here for the first time. She seeks to locate the mezzaterra, or common ground, between Arab and Western culture, in an increasingly globalized world. Like many Arabs and Muslims, she does daily double-takes when faced with their stereotyped reflection in a Western mirror. ISBN: 0747577250. Our Book No: 23074. $13 AUD.
165. Sperber, Dan (1977). Rethinking Symbolism (Reprint ed) [Cambridge Studies in Social Anthropology]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 153 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, figures, light foxing top edge, bottom edge little rubbed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Dan Sperber provides a brilliant, original and witty book outlines a general theory of symbolism. He argues against a semiological conception of symbols (symbols have meaning as words do), and for a cognitive model in which symbols represent knowledge of the memory of things and words. Draws upon various anthropological and philosophical traditions, and his field work among the Dorze of Ethiopia. Translated from French. ISBN: 0521099676. Our Book No: 23205. $12 AUD.
166. Stemp, Patricia (1989). Walter Leonard and Bridget Duffy: From Meath to Balmain. Kyle Bay, NSW: The Author. 69 pp. Paperback small wide trade, very good condition, card covers, stapled, black & white photos & drawings, maps, family trees, staples rusted, rear cover little marked, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Patricia Stemp is the great-great-grandaughter of Walter Leonard and Bridget Duffy. She relates the story of this Irish convict couple and their family. This book commemorates a family reunion that celebrates the 150th anniversary of Bridget's arrival in Sydney Town on the barque 'Minerva' on 26 December 1839. Walter Leonard, who was to become her husband, had arrived two years earlier on the ship 'Neptune' on 2 January 1838. They left behind neither diaries nor portraits, so the pattern of their lives has been reconstructed from documents of public record, such as electoral rolls, birth, death and marriage certificates, land title records, and from contemporary publications and newspapers. SCARCE. ISBN: 0731672577. Our Book No: 41038. $40 AUD.
167. Sternfield, Jonathan (1992). Firewalk: The Psychology of Physical Immunity (Reprint ed). Stockbridge, MA: Berkshire House. 236 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Jonathan Sternfield writes a very readable survey of the psychology of firewalking. Includes an insider's account of firewalk training seminars, and a history to the ritual origins of the practice from many cultures around the world. About how the physical immunity works, including medical, scientific, psychological and spiritual aspects. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 093639904X. Our Book No: 23070. $15 AUD.
168. Stickley, Christine (1984). The Old Charm of Penrith (2nd ed). Sydney, Penrith: Self Published: Christine Stickley / Printed by Serif Printing. 85 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, map, edges little foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed & toned (corners scuffed, & little bumped), few toned patches title page & last two pages, some foxing endpapers & title page, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, multiple autographs (written names) front free flyleaf. . Second edition. Christine Stickley and a few dedicated people felt the need to publish this pictorial historical account of the charming buildings in the Penrith district, an outer western Sydney suburb. The book is sadly also a memorial to the buildings that have been demolished in the past. Her photos depict the beauty of the Nepean Valley locality. (Dedications & written names of many locals who were happy to see the author take an interest in highlighting the heritage of this fascinating part of New South Wales.). ISBN: 0959625011. Our Book No: 31027. $25 AUD.
169. Stone, Derrick; Mackinnon, Sue (1976). Life on the Australian Goldfields (1st ed). Sydney: Methuen of Australia. 220 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket (with flaps), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear to covers (edges little foxed), small mark reverse side jacket, pages lightly toned, owner's name & date front pastedown. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Derrick Stone and Sue Mackinnon describe the minutiae of the daily life of the goldmining diggers. The well researched text quotes diaries and other contemporary writings to bring the era vividly to life. Public and private photograph libraries all over Australia have been tapped to produce the most extensive collection of photos ever put together on the goldfields of Australia. There are about 360 photos, many never published before. They cover the period between the late 1850s and the 1930s. This book is a unique and fascinating account of an important, and hitherto neglected, part of Australian history. ISBN: 0454000510. Our Book No: 31025. $40 AUD.
170. Stowar, John (1992). In Sunshine and Shade: Change in the Garden. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 144 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stiffened card covers, colour photos (some full-page), minor edgewear. John Stowar (with a family background in garden nurseries) has written this book with one over-riding objective, namely to improve the quality and enjoyment of Australian gardens. Several factors are forcing a change in Australian garden design (drought, urban lifestyles, ethnic differences, labour costs). Gardens in the 1990s differ greatly from those of 1960s and 1920s. This practical book talks about: Establishing a theme * Microclimate and its importance to landscape design * Establishing the new garden * The mature garden * The old garden and its rehabilitation * Theory and practice in horticulture. ISBN: 0864174934. Our Book No: 23079. $15 AUD.
171. Stuart, Tristram (2009). Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (1st ed). London: Penguin Group. 451 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, colour photos, tables, spine little creased (binding error), white background covers slightly marked, minor edgewear corner tips, remainder stripe. This book shows how the way human society lives now has created a global food crisis. Tristram Stuart combines frontline investigation with startling new data. Excellent analysis that helps us to understand sustainability. ISBN: 9780141036342. Our Book No: 41044. $25 AUD.
172. Sveiby, Karl-Erik; Skuthorpe, Tex (illustrator) (2006). Treading Lightly: The Hidden Wisdom of the World's Oldest People (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, beautiful colour & black & white drawings (mostly full-page), covers & spine little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. First edition. This book by Karl-Erik Svelby is a unique journey into traditional Aboriginal life and culture, and offers a powerful and original model for building sustainable organisations, communities and ecologies. It gives a compelling message for today's world. Paintings by Tex Skuthorpe. ISBN: 174114874X. Our Book No: 31018. $30 AUD.
173. Swan, Wayne (2005). Postcode: The Splintering of a Nation. Sydney: Pluto Press Australia. 248 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sticker top corner front flyleaf. Wayne Swan, then Labor Federal Shadow Treasurer, explains how Australia is a prosperous country, but the benefits of this prosperity are not being fairly shared. About 1 million working Australians and their dependents are below the poverty line. The Australian nation has become a frayed patchwork of winners and losers from economic change. Swan draws on the latest research data and his own experience of moving around Australia and talking to many people, including disadvantaged locations such as Palm Island, Redfern and the Glenquarie Estate. (He later became Treasurer in the Hawke Labor Federal government.). ISBN: 1864033606. Our Book No: 18078. $35 AUD.
174. Tapscott, Don; Williams, Anthony D. (2007). Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (1st U.K. ed). London: Atlantic Books. 324 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, top edge little foxed, minor edgewear. Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams provide a bestselling study into how small business can achieve success in the emerging world of internet technology, based on a $9 million research project. They show how masses of people can participate in projects like never before. Wikipedia and the Linus operating system are good examples. Online communities (often volunteers) are creating TV news stories, sequencing the human genome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding a cure for disease, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, or even building motorcycles. billions of people are self-organizing into a massive new collective force. Interconnected and orchestrated through blogs, wikis, chat rooms, peer-to-peer networks and personal broadcasting, the internet is being reinvented to provide the first ever global platform for collaboration. While some leaders fear the growth of these massive online communities, this book disproves this fear. Smart firms can harness collective capability and genius to spur innovation, growth and success. ISBN: 9781843547181. Our Book No: 23106. $15 AUD.
175. Tart, Charles (1986). Waking Up: Overcoming the Obstacles to Human Potential (Reprint ed). Boston: Shambhala / New Science Library. 323 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, light toning pages, light foxing edges & few pages & inside covers, bottom corner rear cover creased, spine edges rubbed, few scuffs covers, some edgewear. Charles Tart, noted American transpersonal psychologist, explores enhancing human potential. This book is divided into three main sections. The first briefly deals with the nature of enlightenment and the possibilities of drawing on resources from many states of consciousness. The second is a detailed discussion of 'weeds', automatisms and defenses that limit full potential. The third is about choosing appropriate techniques and the results that may occur. (A good reading copy.). ISBN: 0877734267. Our Book No: 41043. $20 AUD.
176. Tharoor, Shashi (2005). Bookless in Baghdad: Reflections on Writing and Writers (1st ed). New York: Arcade Publishing. 277 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minor edgewear. Supremely personal, yet always probing and analytical, this rich collection of thought provoking essays - part memoir, part essay, part literary criticism - by one of the leading Indian authors takes us on a delightful journey of discovery. The title essay relates the efforts Iraqis go through in their beleaguered land to merely find of a book, and how selling books from their own libraries on the street helps some put bread on the table. First edition stated. . ISBN: 1559707577. Our Book No: 4640. $25 AUD.
177. Thiele, Colin (2014). Storm Boy and Other Stories (New, reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 178 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket (with flaps), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, ribbon bookmark. Short stories for young adults by Colin Thiele. The lead story 'Storm Boy' is about a special pelican called Mr Percival. The other stories are: The Water Trolley, The Lock-out, Dad Ran a Fowl Run, The Shell, The Fish Scales. . ISBN: 9781742573755. Our Book No: 41030. $25 AUD.
178. Tindale, Norman; Lindsay, H. A. (1963). Aboriginal Australians (1st ed). Brisbane: Jacaranda Press. 139 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), maps, endpaper illustrations, black & white photos, few light foxed patches reverse side jacket (flap price-clipped, some edgewear), light foxing top edge, bottom edges covers little rubbed, corners on covers little bumped, two rubber stamps (inside front cover & title page), tiny biro letter front endpaper & rear pastedown, non-author written dedication free flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). This book is written by an anthropologist (Norman Tindale) and an author (H. A. Lindsay), who have collaborated in the compiling of a simplified summary of what is now known about the Australian Aborigines. Some of the data has come from unpublished material in the Tindale notebooks, which he has put together on 22 trips to many isolated parts of Australia. Our Book No: 41002. $45 AUD.
179. Turner, John; Sullivan, Jack (photographer) (1981). Photos of Old Newcastle (Reprint ed). Stockton, NSW: Hunter History Publications. 80 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (sepia-coloured on covers), bottom spine bumped, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. The photos of Newcastle in this book are all very old and have been rejuvenated by photographer Jack Sullivan. They have been chosen to illustrate life in Newcastle before 1914, and are arranged in a roughly geographic fashion to cover the port and its ships, Newcastle East, the city centre, the Hill and Cooks Hill. Descriptive text by John Turner, being the first of a series that produced 5 books. ISBN: 0959508104. Our Book No: 22050. $30 AUD.
180. Tuttle & Co, photographers (1895). One Sepia Cabinet Portrait Card: Woman in Long Dark Dress with Umbrella Sydney: Tuttle & Co. N/A pp. One sepia cabinet portrait card (16.5 x 10.5cm, no border), good condition, sepia photo on black board (studio name in red at base, reverse side blank), some edgewear. A cabinet portrait card of a lady in a period style dark brown long dress with a ruffle from the neck down to the hem. She has a frilled umbrella next to her right side and a decorative hat on her head. In her left hand she has a small handbag with a chain handle. Generalised outdoor background. The studio name (Tuttle & Co, 421 George Street, Sydney, and 34? [obscured] Elizabeth Street, Melbourne) is written in red at the base of the card. (No date, but 1890s.). Our Book No: 40903. $30 AUD.
181. Tuttle & Co, photographers (1895). One Sepia Cabinet Portrait Card: Male child with Spade in farm pose, oblong view. Sydney: Marion Late Tuttle & Co. N/A pp. Sepia cabinet portrait card (16.5 x 10.5cm, no border), good condition, sepia photo on light grey board (studio name at base, reverse side blank), light foxing both sides of board, bottom corner tip board removed, some edgewear. One sepia cabinet portrait card. Shows a male child about 4yrs old with blond hair sitting down on some hay in what may be a cart, wearing a button front shirt with a large bow at the neck, lace-up boots and socks, he has a shovel turned upside down in his left hand. The studio name (Marion Late Tuttle & Co Art Photographer, Kidman Building George & Market Streets, Sydney) is at the base of the card. (No date, but 1890s.). Our Book No: 40903A. $20 AUD.
182. Vacuum Oil, Company Pty Ltd (1945). Laurel Recipe Book and Household Guide (2nd ed). Melbourne: Vacuum Oil Company Pty Ltd. 64 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Recipes and helpful advice for the housewife of the late 1940s. Laurel kerosense promoted as a wonder liquid for lighting, heating, cooking, cleaning, freezing, antiseptic, and even for washing your hair. Note: Mention of kerosene rationing to end soon. Second edition stated: code 501045 suggests 1945. Our Book No: 20464. $25 AUD.
183. Valmy (1895). One Sepia Cabinet Portrait: A Lady in a Long Dress. Sydney: Valmy. N/A pp. One sepia cabinet portrait (16.5 x 10.5cm, no border), good condition, photo on grey board (studio name at base, reverse side blank), light foxing on photo & front board (few toned spots reverse side of board), some edgewear top edge board. Portrait shows a lady with a long dress with long sleeves and a small decoration on the front. She has long hair tied at the back. There are two floral curtains, one each side of her. There is a pot plant on a table and a chair with a cane back in front of the lady. The studio name (Valmy, 10 Park Street Sydney) is on the bottom of the cabinet board. Our Book No: 40906. $20 AUD.
184. Vaughan, W. E. (1985). Landlords and Tenants in Ireland 1848 - 1904 (Reprint ed) [Studies in Irish Economic and Social History]. Dublin: Economic and Social History Society of Ireland. 48 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figure, spine ends slightly rubbed, bottom corner rear cover creased. This booklet by W. E. Vaughan is about the relationship between Ireland's landlords and the country's 500,000 tenants. It surveys the striking changes that have taken place in the views of historians of the issue, and in the historical evidence that has been used. The old picture of the predatory landlord and exploited tenant has gradually been replaced by a more balanced but more puzzling one. The Land War itself, once presented as financial disaster for the gentry and economic emancipation for the tenants, is written about here as a social rather than an economic turning point. ISBN: 0947897011. Our Book No: 41029. $30 AUD.
185. Walsh, James P. (editor) (1979). The San Francisco Irish 1850 - 1976 (2nd ed). San Francisco: Irish Literary and Historical Society. 150 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, mid-green boards, gilt title cover & spine, gilt decorative logo front cover, black & white text- photos, pages lightly toned, light foxing edges & pastedowns, autograph (editor's written & dated dedication reverse side front flyleaf). These essays, edited by James Walsh, are the story of the Irish who immigrated to San Francisco in 1850 to 1976. The essays are not written as conclusive findings. The essays are of interest regarding an important part of Irish history. This collection was made possible with a grant provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Irish Literary and Historical Society. ISBN: 0931180055. Our Book No: 41040. $35 AUD.
186. Warburton, Colonel Peter Egerton; Eden, Charles H.; Bates, H. W. (editor) (1981). Journey Across the Western Interior of Australia: With an Introduction and Additions by Charles H. Eden (Facsimile ed). Perth, Victoria Park: Hesperian Press. 308 pp. Paperback small octavo, fair condition only (but complete), cancelled EX-LIBRARY, full-page black & white drawings (including frontispiece portrait), large foldout map at rear, inner hinge split (all pages firm), spine creased, library marks (rubber stamps including title page & fore-edge, scuffed base spine from label removal), minor edgewear. Facsimile edition. Warburton was the first explorer to cross the Australian continent from Alice Springs on the telegraph line, to Roebourne on the west coast (1873 - 1874). He was provided with 17 camels and six months supplies. He sought to arrive at the Swan River colony but was driven north. They endured long periods of extreme heat with little water, and survived only by killing the camels for meat. They were first to conquer the formidable Great Sandy Desert. Warburton was so dehabilitated that an edited volume was prepared on his behalf. A preface summarises some previous expeditions. Eden was author of "My Wife and I in Queensland". Bates was Assistant Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, London. (Originally published, Sampson Low, London, 1875. This copy: De-accessioned from the ABC Federal Reference Library.). ISBN: 0859050319. Our Book No: 18074. $50 AUD.
187. Westfield, Mark (2003). HIH: The Inside Story of Australia's Biggest Corporate Collapse. Brisbane, Milton: John Wiley. 242 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. When the Sydney-based mega-insurance group HIH collapsed in March 2001 posting losses of $5.3 billion, the Australian business community literally came to a standstill. Overnight, many insurance quotes were priced out of reach, and many medicos, child care centres and sports clubs had to close. Mark Westfield, a journalist with 'The Australian' newspaper, exposes a shocking tale of corporate greed. The story of Ray Williams, the secretive, arrogant CEO who almost caused the collapse of Australia's reinsurance industry. ISBN: 1740310640. Our Book No: 15297. $40 AUD.
188. Willard, Myra (1966). History of the White Australia Policy to 1920 (Corrected reprint ed). London / Melbourne: Frank Cass / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 217 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), spine faded jacket as common (little rubbed, few edge tears, flap not clipped), minor edgewear, owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Myra Willard provides the first detailed study of the White Australia Policy, passed into law as the 'Commonwealth Immigration Restriction Act' shortly after Federation of the States in 1901. The aim was to exclude Chinese and other Asian migrants, as well as the Kanakas from South Pacific islands (many of whom had been kidnapped to work in Queensland sugar plantations). This book was originally published in 1923 (being the first publication of Melbourne University Press). The current copy is the corrected reprint of 1967, which was jointly published in London and Melbourne. Our Book No: 18079. $50 AUD.
189. Wise, Tigger (1985). The Self-made Anthropologist: The Life of A. P. Elkin. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 286 pp. Paperback small octavo, fair condition reading copy, black & white text-photos, spine creased (ends chipped), edges foxed, endpapers toned as common (pages little toned), top spine chipped, some edgewear, owner's written name, copy 1. Biography of Australia's first professor of anthropology (University of Sydney). Taken from unpublished letters, diaries and documents, interviews with friends and foes, and many other sources, this fast-moving biography presents a compelling portrait of the real Elkin - a complex, angry, persistent, authoritarian figure. ISBN: 0868617822. Our Book No: 20901. $25 AUD.
190. Wise, Tigger (1985). The Self-made Anthropologist: The Life of A. P. Elkin. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 286 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, spine little creased (ends little chipped), corner tip creased few pages, front endpaper lightly toned as common, some edgewear, copy 2. Biography of Australia's first professor of anthropology (University of Sydney). Taken from unpublished letters, diaries and documents, interviews with friends and foes, and many other sources, this fast-moving biography presents a compelling portrait of the real Elkin - a complex, angry, persistent, authoritarian figure. ISBN: 0868617822. Our Book No: 20901A. $30 AUD.
191. Wolff, Stefan (2006). Ethnic Conflict: A Global Perspective (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 220 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, maps, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket. Stefan Wolff goes beyond the surface of the immediate ethnic crises to understand the nature of ethnic conflict more generally. He discusses the structural similarities and accounting for the differences among a wide range of cases, including the Middle east, Kosovo, Sudan, and Sri Lanka, and showing new insights on these and other violent conflicts. This book offers a challenging historical and sociological perspective on ethnicity and nations, and will appeal to everyone interested in history and social sciences. ISBN: 0192805878. Our Book No: 41015. $30 AUD.
192. Wright, Robin (1986). Sacred Rage: The Crusade of Modern Islam (1st U.K. ed) [The Wrath of Militant Islam]. London: Andre Deutsch. 315 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, endpaper map, jacket flaps foxed (price-clipped), small sticker. Robin Wright, foreign correspondent in Beirut, carefully explains the Muslim fundamentalist revolution (particularly Ayatollah Khomeini's Shiite revolution in Iran) that is shaking the certainties in both the Western and Arab world. First U.K. edition. ISBN: 0233978836. Our Book No: 15055. $25 AUD.
193. Zadel, Stuart (2010). Think and Grow Rich Property. Sydney, Sutherland: TGR Seminars. 408 pp. Paperback large trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Second edition. Cover subtitle: "Five strategies to go from zero to financial freedom in five years". Stuart Zadel is a Sydney investor and seminar leader. Frequent references to 'Think and Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill, though Hill does not officially offer endorsement. ISBN: 9780975601471. Our Book No: 4265. $20 AUD.
194. Zolin, Mario; Zolin, Lesley (1983). Self-sufficiency in the Eighties (The Australian Guide to the Technology of Survival) (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 174 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, light foxing edges, bottom corner tip front cover little scuffed, pages lightly toned, spine little faded, minor edgewear. A practical, down-to-earth book by Mario and Lesley Zolin that offers advice for the non-technical layperson to find the way step-by-step through the complex process of setting up an independent way of life. They are the authors of 'Surviving in the Eighties'. ISBN: 0868611182. Our Book No: 40987. $30 AUD.