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1. Allen, Norma (editor) (1968). The Courier Cookbook: Good Cooking from the Cookery Pages of the Courier. Canberra: The Courier. 96 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, some edgewear. A scare pamphlet consisting of recipes submitted by readers of 'The Courier', a free weekly newspaper distributed in the Canberra - Queanbeyan area. Each recipe is accompanied by a photo of the reader. (No date, but 1968, Trove.). Our Book No: 13023. $30 AUD.
2. Andersen, Johannes C. (1948). The Maori Tohunga and His Spirit World. New Plymouth, NZ: Thomas Avery & Sons. 135 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing, remnants), good plus condition, green cloth cover (spine faded), colour drawings endpapers, few black & white drawings, front hinge little split (all pages firm, scuffed patch), minor edgewear. Johannes Andersen, a New Zealand anthropologist, explains the spiritual world of Maoris, the indigenous New Zealanders. Chapters: The Maori Tohunga; Fire-walking; Taniwha and fire-drake; The Wairua of Anatohia Bay; The Wynyard Ghost Story; A Maori Seance; Dream and Tapu; The Wairua during Trance. (Front cover and front flap of the jacket loosely inserted.). ISBN: B0007ITXGW. Our Book No: 18087. $30 AUD.
3. Behrendt, Larissa (2016). Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 211 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, few black & white text photos, top corner front flyleaf little scuffed, minor edgewear. Larissa Behrendt writes about Eliza Fraser who was captured by the Butchulla people after she was shipwrecked on Fraser Island in 1836. The author uses this story as a starting point to interrogate how Aboriginal people - and indigenous people of other countries - have been portrayed in coloniser stories. She shows how these stories not only reflect the values of their storytellers but also reinforce those values - and how, in Australia, this has contributed to a complex racial divide. The author is professor of indigenous research at the University of Technology Sydney. ISBN: 9780702253904. Our Book No: 29726. $20 AUD.
4. Biel, Robert (2013). The Entropy of Capitalism (1st p/b ed) [Studies in Critical Social Sciences]. Chicago, IL: Haymarket Books. 391 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, fore-edge slightly marked (printing error), minor edgewear. Robert Biel draws on his experiences in both international systems and low-input agriculture. He explores the interaction of social and physical systems, using the conceptual tools of thermodynamics and information. He states that the early 21st century is the period when capitalism starts parasitizing on the chaos it itself creates. ISBN: 9781608462421. Our Book No: 31059. $30 AUD.
5. Bonder, Rabbi Nilton (1997). The Kabbalah of Envy: Transforming Hatred, Anger, and Other Negative Emotions. Boston: Shambhala. 216 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, printed on acid-free paper, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Rabbi Nilton Bonder draws on the wisdom of the Talmud, Hasidic tales, and Jewish mystical lore, in presenting insights into the effects of envy, jealousy, hatred and anger. ISBN: 1570622949. Our Book No: 23291. $15 AUD.
6. Bray, Mark (2017). Anifa: The Anti-fascist Handbook. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 261 pp. Paperback large trade, as new condition. So long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism (antifa). Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and 30s, the antifa movement has burst into the headlines amid opposition to the Trump presidency, the rise of the alt-right, and the resurgence of white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. Mark Bray, an historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer, provides a unique look inside the movement, its history and beliefs, based on interviews with anti-fascists worldwide. ISBN: 9780522873061. Our Book No: 18080. $22 AUD.
7. Bridgewater, Alan; Bridgewater, Gill (2001). Stonework for the Garden: Including 16 Easy-to-build Projects (1st p/b ed) [Step-by-step Practical Guides]. London: New Holland. 127 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings & text-photos (some full-page), minor edgewear. This inspiring book by Alan and Gill Bridgewater features stonework projects for the patio and garden. Includes a range of decorative and practical projects. Using pavers and bricks, rocks and pebbles, this book presents 16 original projects for garden paths, walls and patio floors, as well as eye-catching features such as a potting table or a sundial. Step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions make each project accessible to anyone. (A book in the Step-by-step Practical Guides series by New Holland.). ISBN: 1859746225. Our Book No: 23298. $15 AUD.
8. Brierley, Saroo; Buttrose, Larry (with) (2013). A Long Way Home (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 256 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, colour map inside covers, black & white map, minor edgewear. Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India at the age of five. He survived for weeks on the streets of Kolkata (Calcutta), before being taken in by an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. He was happy in his new family, but always wondered about his origins. Through Google Earth he found what he was searching for. He set off on a journey to find his birth mother. A moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. A celebration of the human spirit. (This copy: First edition reprint. Later made into the popular film 'Lion'.). ISBN: 9780670077045. Our Book No: 27213. $20 AUD.
9. Brothers, Brown (1988). The Brown Brothers of Milawa Australia Wine and Food Book (Reprint ed). Milawa, VIC: Brown Brothers. 79 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (some full-page), cream-coloured pages, minor edgewear jacket, minor rubbing bottom edge, top edge lightly faded rear boards. The story of Brown Brothers Wines in Milawa, northeast Victoria. The Brown family have been producing wines in northeast Victoria since 1889. A superb guide to matching good wine with good food. Includes favourite numerous family recipes, and a dinner for six using local produce. ISBN: 1862523029. Our Book No: 23197. $20 AUD.
10. Buckley, Ken; Wheelwright, Ted (1998). False Paradise: Australian Capitalism Revisited, 1915 - 1955. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 278 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The second volume of a radical history of capitalism in Australia, told from the perspective of the working class by Ken Buckley and Ted Wheelwright. This book is a clear and readable political economic history of Australian people. It traces the impact of WW1 after 1918 on workers, capitalists, and the State, and discusses the ensuing crisis of the Australian political economy, being the Great Depression of the 1930s. A valuable text for students of history, politics, economics, and sociology, and general readers with an interest in Australia's past. ISBN: 0195535715. Our Book No: 25642. $30 AUD.
11. Caban, Geoffrey (1983). A Fine Line: A History of Australian Commercial Art. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 166 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Geoffrey Caban writes a fascinating study of commercial art in Australia, starting from S. T. Gill (the artist of the goldfields), to the new magazines ('The Bulletin', 'Smith's Weekly', 'Art in Australia'), to the modern use of animation and computers. ISBN: 0868060127. Our Book No: 4128. $35 AUD.
12. Carter, Michael (1990). Putting a Face on Things: Studies in Imaginary Materials. Sydney: Power Publications / Power Institute of Fine Arts. 288 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), spine lightly creased, bottom corner rear cover creased, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Michael Carter takes the idea from Gaston Bachelard of material imagination, that is, to look beyond the physical form of a piece of art, and how this is transformed into a desirable human image. How does a painted surface become a desirable woman? How are painted pictures of pets infested with pleasing form? Carter teaches fine arts at the University of Sydney. A publication of the Power Institute of Fine Arts and the university. ISBN: 0909952310. Our Book No: 23215. $15 AUD.
13. Chapman, Guy (1972). The Dreyfus Trials (Revised ed). London: B. T. Batsford. 282 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge light blue coloured, black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (flap clipped, few tiny edge tears, price sticker mark rear cover). Guy Chapmanexamines the trial of Alfred Dreyfus. The French military tribunal found him guilty on a charge of high treason in 1894. This book is a compelling account of one of the most significant series of trials in modern European history. Themes examined include anti-Semitism (as Dreyfus was Jewish), the War Office's determination to uphold the army's honour, Zola's j'accuse letter, and the political background. (Originally published in 1955, and here retitled.). ISBN: 0713412569. Our Book No: 23282. $20 AUD.
14. Childs, Laura (2008). Dragonwell Dead (1st p/b ed) [Tea Shop Mystery]. New York: Berkley Prime Crime. 290 pp. Paperback mass market, very good condition, inside covers tined, minor edgewear. An intriguing Tea Shop mystery by Laura Childs. Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is involved in the Spring Plantation Ramble, an occasion for flower shows, rare-plant auctions, and a chance to promote her newest concoction 'Dragonwell Sweet Tea'. But the festivities take a nasty turn when commodities broker Mark Congdon wins a bid for a rare monkey-face orchid-and promptly dies. Theo and his widow suspect someone had a hand in his death - but who? ISBN: 9780425220450. Our Book No: 22976. $10 AUD.
15. Christie, Agatha (2002). Taken at the Flood (Modern reprint ed) [Agatha Christie Signature Series]. London: HarperCollins. 352 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. A classic Hercule Poirot crime fiction novel by Agatha Christie. Gordon Cloade is tragically killed by a bomb blast in the London blitz and his widow funds herself in sole possession of the Cloade family fortune. Hercule Poirot receives a visit from the dead man's sister-in-law who claims she has been warned by 'spirits' that Gordon is still alive. What mystifies Poirot most is the woman's true motive for approaching hiim. Originally published, 1948. Modern black cover Signature edition. ISBN: 9780007121014. Our Book No: 23286. $12 AUD.
16. Clark, Colin W. (2006). The Worldwide Crisis in Fisheries: Economic Models and Human Behavior (1st p/b ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 263 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures (graphs), tables, minor edgewear. Colin Clark demonstrates that new management methods, based on individual or community catch quotas and extensive marine reserves, are required to resolve the worldwide overfishing problem. The author, a Canadian mathematics professor, has used decision analysis and Bayesian inference to assess optimal risk management. This book will interest to environmental scientists, economists and fisheries managers, providing novel insights into the many well-known but poorly understood aspects of fisheries management. ISBN: 0521549396. Our Book No: 23387. $25 AUD.
17. Daniel, Zoe (2014). Storyteller: A Foreign Correspondent's Memoir. Sydney: ABC Books. 292 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Zoe Daniel is the ABC-TVs 15th South East Asia Correspondent, and one of only a handful of women to combine one of the most dangerous jobs in the world with one of the most demanding - motherhood. (She recently became a 'teal independent' politician in the Australian Parliament.). ISBN: 9780733332319. Our Book No: 18098. $30 AUD.
18. Daniels, Elva George (1997). Pippy's Diary (1st ed). New York: Vantage Press. 43 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, old price marks. A wonderful story for young adults by Elva George Daniels, but actually told by Pippy the cocker spaniel. He was born in Australia, and in his diary relates his many true-life adventures, both in high society, and on the streets of New York City and Brisbane, Australia. First edition stated. ISBN: 0533116155. Our Book No: 23078. $15 AUD.
19. Dapin, Mark (2019). Australia's Vietnam: Myth vs History (1st ed). Sydney: New South / University of New South Wales Press. 261 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. Mark Dapin significantly revises our understanding of Australia's experience of the Vietnam War. He hopes his critique will change the way we think about memory and military history. ISBN: 9781742236360. Our Book No: 31064. $20 AUD.
20. Donohue, John J. (editor); Esposito, John L. (editor) (2007). Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2nd ed). New York: Oxford university Press (OUP). 512 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The editors, John Donohue and John Esposito, present the second edition of their influential book of essays on Islam adapting to the modern world (originally published in 1982). Since then,. 9/11 and continued acts of global terrorism from Madrid to Bali have challenged the understanding of academic experts and policymakers, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Critical questions have been raised about Islam and Muslim politics in the modern world. Are Islam and modernity compatible? Is Islam compatible with nationalism, secularism, economic development and democracy? Is Islam in need of and capable of reform? What does Islam and what do Muslims have to say about globalization, democracy, human rights, women, jihad, violence, terrorism, and suicide bombing. This expanded second edition includes more than 50% new materials with representative selections from diverse Muslim voices, moderates and extremists, traditionalists and reformers, from the Middle East to Southeast Asia, Europe to America. . ISBN: 0195174313. Our Book No: 18086. $40 AUD.
21. Dusevic, Tom (2016). Whole Wild World: A Memoir. Sydney: New South / University of New South Wales Press (UNSWP). 257 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. An exuberant and compelling Australian memoir of family and childhood. Tom Dusevic, an award-winning journalist, tries to make sense of his parents' history and identity as post-war refugees from Croatia, to living in suburban Sydney in the 1970s. He wants to free himself from his family quirks and from the past, and finds he can escape in quiet moments of awe and simplicity. ISBN: 9781742234724. Our Book No: 29533. $25 AUD.
22. Dwyer, Bob (1992). The Winning Way (1st ed). Auckland: Rugby Press Ltd. 198 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, faint rubbed spot front free flyleaf, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). Autobiography of Bob Dwyer, the coach of the Wallabies rugby union team. He explains how his strategy lead to Australia winning the World Cup in 1991 against the strong teams from England and New Zealand (All Blacks). First edition. ISBN: 0908630417. Our Book No: 13176. $15 AUD.
23. Earnshaw, Beverley (1996). The Larrikins of Lavender Bay: The Story of the Phoenix Hulk. Sydney, Cammeray: North Shore Historical Society. 48 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white photos & drawings, top edge front cover toned, minor edgewear, old price marks, owner's written name. Beverley Earnshaw provides a fascinating look at the prison hulk 'Phoenix'. She swung to her moorings on the North Shore of Sydney Harbour in the area now known as Lavender Bay. She was a derelict ship, stripped of her tackle and unable to sail. Just as the prison hulks of England had been used for the overflow of prisoners from the goals, the 'Phoenix' had been deployed to confine the worst categories of secondary offenders in New South Wales (NSW), one of whom, wearing leg irons, jumped overboard and his body was never found. ISBN: 0959392521. Our Book No: 22084. $30 AUD.
24. Eldershaw, M. Barnard (1972). Phillip of Australia: An Account of the Settlement at Sydney Cove 1788 - 92 (New ed). Sydney, Cremorne: Angus & Robertson. 366 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white illustrations including frontispiece, minimal edgewear jacket (reverse side foxed, corners trimmed, spine little faded), two stains bottom edge book, few foxed spots endpapers, edges toned (pages lightly toned), owner's written name partly rubbed out (scuff mark front free flyleaf). M. Barnard Eldershaw relates the story of Governor Phillip, but re-created against the social and political background of the first years of settlement at Sydney Cove. A very readable history that combines literary artistry with an imaginative reconstruction of the soundly based facts. The book has been written in the humanist tradition which has brought Phillip to life in the mixed-up world of the infant settlement's most difficult years. (New edition. Originally published, 1938.). ISBN: 0207125147. Our Book No: 31063. $25 AUD.
25. Everingham, Sam (2007). Wildride: The Rise and Fall of Cobb and Co. [Wild Ride]. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, minor edgewear. This book is about the two men, James Rutherford and Frank Whitney who, along with business partners, took Freeman Cobb's humble coaching transport company and made it the Qantas of its day, with its coaches covering much of eastern Australia. Sam Everingham had unprecedented access to the Ruterford and Whitney families letters and diaries to write this story with all its drama, conflict and tragedy. It is the compelling and human story of Australia's first great company and the people who made it an icon. (Note: 'Wildride' on title page and cover, but 'Wild Ride' on copyright page.). ISBN: 9780670029174. Our Book No: 27194. $25 AUD.
26. Falla, Molly (1970). A Pocketful of Penguins. Wellington, NZ: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & black & white drawings, faint foxing edges & boards, faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, bottom flap corners little trimmed, small edge tears). A delightful nonfiction children's picture book by Molly Falla.. She shares, in 25 full-colour paintings and drawings, the pleasure and wonder of the temporary bird members of her family. Molly's own early love of nature was nurtured after her marriage to distinguished ornithologist, Dr R. A. Falla, formerly the director of New Zealand's Dominion Museum. With their children, the Fallas rescued and cared for many kinds of birds - the most unusual being penguins. ISBN: 0589004212. Our Book No: 23273. $20 AUD.
27. Gilbert, R. A. (1993). Casting the First Stone: The Hypocrisy of Religious Fundamentalism and Its Threat to Society. Shaftesbury, Dorset: Element Books. 184 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minimal scratch front cover, minor edgewear, old price marks. R. A. Gilbert provides a startling expose of fundamentalist minority religions, and how their views adversely affect society. An example is a Christian fundamentalist minority group that has actively opposed everything they regard as a threat, including complementary medicine, ecology, the New Age and even Buddhism and Hinduism. Fundamentalism covers a broad spectrum of political beliefs, and includes the New Age and satanic ritual abuse hysteria. ISBN: 1852303670. Our Book No: 23250. $20 AUD.
28. Glynn, Paul (2008). Like a Samurai: The Tony Glynn Story. Sydney, Hunters Hill: Marist Fathers Books. 185 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor scratches front cover, minor edgewear. This book by Father Paul Glynn is a well-researched story of his brother, Tony Glynn, a Marist Father, and his life in immediate post-war Japan, and his remarkable work in reconciliation with the Japanese people. ISBN: 9780958184427. Our Book No: 23623. $15 AUD.
29. Gustafsson, Lars (1981). The Death of a Beekeeper. New York: New Directions Publishing. 163 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges foxed, edge tears jacket (small edge loss, reverse side toned, flap clipped), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Told through the journals of a Swedish school teacher turned apiarist, this bestselling novel is a gentle, courageous, and sometimes comic meditation on living with pain. In the beginning of the bleak winter thaw in Sweden, Lars Lennart Westin has learned that he has cancer and will not live through Spring. (Translated from Swedish.). ISBN: 0811208095. Our Book No: 23283. $12 AUD.
30. Hanrahan, Barbara (1988). Where the Queens all Strayed (Reprint ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 181 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, inside covers slightly toned, pages lightly toned, spine little faded, minor edgewear, owner's name & year in biro front flyleaf. This elegant and disturbing historical Australian novel by Barbara Hanrahan follows a young girl's coming-of-age in the Adelaide Hills just after the turn of the century. (Reading copy.). ISBN: 0702213055. Our Book No: 31062. $15 AUD.
31. Harary, Keith; Weintraub, Pamela (1991). Higher Consciousness in 30 Days: The Mystical Experience Programme. London: Aquarian Press / HarperCollins. 90 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, pages toned as common, some edgewear, bookshop rubber stamp, old price marks. Parapsychologist Keith Harary explains how to induce mystical experiences without drugs and strong belief systems. The exercises teach you how to pay attention to subtle feelings, ideas and capabilities just beneat everyday awareness, and thus learn to experience life from the vantage point of the mystic (sage). ISBN: 1855381222. Our Book No: 18095. $25 AUD.
32. Harris, Sam (2006). The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (Reprint ed). London: Free Press. 336 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, light toning pages, top corner front cover & first few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Sam Harris provides an analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. The author asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can not tolerate views that pit one true god against another. The book is a exploration of one of the most important issues to face in the twenty-first century. ISBN: 9780743268097. Our Book No: 31065. $15 AUD.
33. Haynes, Alison (2004). Clean Sweep: The Ultimate Guide to Decluttering, Detoxing and Destressing Your Home (1st ed). London & Sydney: Murdoch Books. 360 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, full-page colour photos, minor edgewear. Alison Haynes demystifies household management by showing how to declutter a room, deter dust mites, decode detergent labels, dehumidify your bathroom and bedrooms, and devise storage solutions. The author also talks about the 'clever house', in which you can save water and energy, cut down household bills, and minimize the use of chemicals. First edition. ISBN: 1740452356. Our Book No: 23258. $20 AUD.
34. Haynes, Renee (1973). The Hidden Springs: An Enquiry into Extra-sensory Perception (Revised ed). Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 264 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, spine little creased (during manufacture), some edgewear, old price marks, cover design differs from stock photo. Renee Haynes, a council member of the Society of Psychical Research, London, provides abundant historical evidence for unexplained parapsychological experiences and their significance. The main focus is on extrasensory perception (ESP), but she also covers a wide range of supposed paranormal experiences, including poltergeists, levitation, faith healing - and also bird migration, dowsing and magic. ISBN: 0316352276. Our Book No: 8267. $15 AUD.
35. Henderson, J.; Marshall, C. W. (1923). A.C. Protective Systems and Gear: A Practical Introduction to the Methods and Equipment Used to Protect Alternating-current Systems from the Effects of Faults [Pitman's Technical Primers]. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. 108 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket, good condition, orange cloth cover (little mottled), figures, tables, publisher catalogue at rear, spine little faded & mottled, edgewear, owner's written name & date. J. Henderson and C. W. Marshall provide a practical little guide to the methods and equipment used to protect high-tension alternating-current (AC) systems. Includes notes on various faults such as short circuits. One of Pitman's Technical Primers series. Plus 12 pages catalogue at rear. First edition (1923). Written dane dated 1928. ISBN: B002I5K3NO. Our Book No: 13115. $30 AUD.
36. Herman, Morton (1977). The Blackets: An Era of Australian Architecture [Famous Australian Lives]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 222 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, spine & cover edges little faded as usual, minor edgewear. Morton Herman, an architect, provides a definitive biography of Edmund Blackett, the remarkable Australian colonial architect who designed many notable churches, schools and hospitals in Sydney, as well as Sydney University. His sons continued his practice after his death. Illustrated by over 100 masterly drawings of classic heritage buildings. (From the 'Famous Australian Lives' series by Angus & Robertson.). ISBN: 0207134545. Our Book No: 4285. $16 AUD.
37. Heymer, John E. (1997). The Entrancing Flame: The Facts of Spontaneous Human Combustion (1st p/b ed). London: Warner Books. 258 pp. Paperback mass market, very good condition, spine lightly faded, pages lightly toned, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear. (This copy: Warner Books, London, paperback, same ISBN.) A scientific investigation into baffling cases of supposed spontaneous human combustion (SHC). John Heymer is a retired British crime scenes investigator, who initially was puzzled by the strange case he investigated, involving the death of Henry Thomas in 1980, in which Thomas was reduced to ashes in his house, which was otherwise untouched by fire. ISBN: 071515620. Our Book No: 2891. $15 AUD.
38. Heyward, Michael; Hughes, Robert (introduction) (1993). The Ern Malley Affair (1st ed). Brisbane: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 284 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear. First edition. Michael Heyward reports on the 'Ern Malley Affair', Australia's most famous literary hoax (1943 - 1944), involving publication of bogus poems in the bohemian 'Angry Penguin' magazine of Max Harris. The sting was perpetrated by poets James McAuley and Harold Stewart, as a statement of the perceived shallowness of the modernist poems in 'Angry Penguins'. ISBN: 0702225622. Our Book No: 13808. $20 AUD.
39. Hill Byrne, Richard (1994). Becoming a Master Counselor: Introduction to the Profession. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing. 320 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, printed on acid-free recycled paper, minor edgewear. Richard Hill Byrne (University of Maryland) introduces new students to counseling's cognitive content and technical practices, and it does so with a theoretical approach that differs sharply from other texts. This textbook is designed to be the first course in either a master's-level or doctor's-level program, and to inform experienced counselors. ISBN: 0534251102. Our Book No: 23271. $25 AUD.
40. Hills, Ben; Kanamori, Mayu (photographer) (2008). The Island of the Ancients: The Secrets of Sardinia's Centenarians. Sydney, Millers Point: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 247 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, thick card covers (with flaps), colour photos, pictorial inside covers, minor edgewear. Ben Hills visits the people of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia who are two or three times more likely than any other human beings on earth to reach 100. The author and the photographer Mayu Kanamori journey around this island and meet up with a cast of colourful centenarians, each with an attitude to life as diverse as their lifestyle. ISBN: 9781741962222. Our Book No: 27262. $50 AUD.
41. Horne, Myfanwy; Horne, Donald (2007). Dying: A Memoir (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking. 265 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. First edition (Viking / Penguin Books, hardback, 2007). This unique book is the last work of Donald Horne, one of Australia's most respected and influential thinkers. On learning that his illness was terminal, the author began dictating his experience of dying, and his resulting journal is full of courage, honesty, insight and humour. These essays have been refined by Myfanwy, his wife and long time editor. Myfanwy adds her own inspirational account of Donald's final weeks when Donald was no longer writing. ISBN: 9780670071029. Our Book No: 24103. $25 AUD.
42. Hutcheon, Jane (2017). China Baby Love: An Australian Grandmother's Life-changing Mission to Help China's Orphans. Sydney: HarperCollins. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos, minor edgewear. Jane Hutcheon tells the story of an Australian grandmother named Linda Shum, a widow from Gympie, whose compassion for China's forgotten children inspired her to create an unlikely empire. This the story of COAT (Chinese Orphans Assistance Team) and Linda's quest to help the orphans, many with multiple disabilities, reveals the hidden human aftermath of China's one-child policy. Linda found foster homes and a special needs school that has changed hundreds of lives, including her own. ISBN: 9780733334337. Our Book No: 29843. $25 AUD.
43. Hyland, M. J.; Coetzee, J . M. (afterword) (2016). Carry Me Down (New ed) [Text Classics]. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 321 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor scratching front cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This novel by M. J. Hyland is of 11-year-old John Egan who lives with his mother, father and grandmother in rural Ireland. John believes he has a gift for lie detection - and his obsession with uncovering the truth carries the cost of a peculiar kind of pain. This is a compelling story of disturbed love and John's quest for the truth while his family begins to fall apart. Afterword by J. M. Coetzee. (The Irish-born author was educated in, and lived in Australia for some years, and published novels here.). ISBN: 9781925355338. Our Book No: 31061. $15 AUD.
44. Jennings, James (editor) (1997). Race and Politics: New Challenges and Responses for Black Activism [Haymarket Series]. London: Verso. 202 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corner tips. As a sequel to 'Race, Politics, and Economic Development', the editor James Jennings here assembles case studies of individual American cities such as Atlanta, Los Angeles and Chicago, to provide practical discussions of programs designed to establish a more effective and consequent African-American politics. ISBN: 1859841988. Our Book No: 23253. $15 AUD.
45. Jones, David (1969). David Jones Christmas Gift Book 1969. Sydney: David Jones. 84 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, stapled (rusted), black & white & colour drawings, minor creasing page corners, base spine repaired, rear cover scuffed, minor edgewear. A catalogue of Christmas gifts from David Jones, an upmarket Sydney department store. (Loosely inserted: Order form.). Our Book No: 13086. $20 AUD.
46. Jordan, Winthrop D. (1971). White over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro 1550 - 1812 (Reprint ed). Baltimore: Penguin Books. 651 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, faint foxing edges, spine ends little chipped, covers & spine & pages slightly toned, some edgewear. Winthrop Jordan explores the origin and development of white attitudes (largely prejudice) toward the Negro (African-Americans) in the United States from the 16th century through to the early years of the Republic. This classic study has stood the test of time. (No ISBN in book, but assigned later.). ISBN: 0140210660. Our Book No: 23295. $20 AUD.
47. Katsonis, Maria (2015). The Good Greek Girl (From the Halls of Harvard to the Beds of the Psych Ward). Sydney, Edgecliff: Jane Curry Publishing. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Maria Katsonis relates her childhood in a traditional Greek family, and then her life at university, coming out as gay, and later being in a psych (psychiatric) ward treated for depression. The author now lives with a chronic mental illness, and leads an active and meaningful life (senior Victorian public servant, university academic, and beyondblue ambassador). The author has drawn on her own memories, and clinical notes from her time in hospital. (Some events have been condensed, and names changed. This copy: First edition. Later reprinted by Ventura Publishing in 2015 with different ISBN.). ISBN: 9781925183047. Our Book No: 18091. $25 AUD.
48. Kimmerling, Baruch (2006). Politicide: Ariel Sharon's War Against the Palestinians (The Real Legacy of Ariel Sharon) (Updated ed). London: Verso. 248 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny dent top corner front cover, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. Baruch Kimmerling discusses the innovative but destructive political and military moves of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in trying to control the Palestinians. A timely and readable book by one of Israel's leading dissident intellectuals is essential for going beyond the headlines in order to understand the failure of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Revised edition, fully updated. ISBN: 1844675327. Our Book No: 23269. $15 AUD.
49. Lawson, Sylvia (2006). The Archibald Paradox: A Strange Case of Authorship (New or 2nd ed). Melbourne: Miegunyah Press / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 370 pp. Paperback large trade, very good plus condition, frontispiece photo, minor edgewear. (This copy: Paperback.) Sylvia Lawson records a different kind of radical but expressive and entertaining journalism. This is the story of young J. F. Archibald's founding and editing 'The Bulletin' newsmagazine, and his adventures (good and bad) in the 'print circus' of 1880 to 1903 in Sydney. Originally published in 1983, this new (or second) edition contains a 13-page epilogue by the author. ISBN: 9780522852493. Our Book No: 18092. $32 AUD.
50. Leader, The; Viola, foreword (1935). The Leader Spare Corner Book Parts 7, 8, 9: A Unique Collection of Home and Household Hints and Kitchen Recipes (3 books in 1) (Reissue ed). Melbourne: Printed by Quintin Thomas Bone for David Syme & Co. at The Age. 32 + 32 + 32 pp. Paperback large trade, good condition, colour pictorial card covers, black cloth spine (repair), full-page black & white adverts, covers marked & scratched (some insect damage), top rear cover stained (one stain spot bleeds onto last few pages), front cover creased, pages lightly toned. some edgewear, rubber stamp. This book contains recipes and hints sent in by readers of 'The Spare Corner' column of 'The Leader' (a Melbourne suburban newspaper from David Syme, publisher of 'The Age'). The recipes were initially issued in booklets, but they became so popular that it was decided to republish combined books, and this is the fourth book (being parts 7, 8 and 9). Our Book No: 40504. $60 AUD.
51. Limentani, Adam; Kernberg, Otto (foreword); Maxwell, Harold (new foreword) (1998). Between Freud and Klein: The Psychoanalytic Quest for Knowledge and Truth. London: Karnac Books. 281 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. Adam Limentani, a distinguished member of the Independent Group of British Psychoanalysts. explores the breadth of psychoanalysis ('between Freud and Klein'). These collected papers, written with great compassion, reflect the breadth of his work and clinical experience. ISBN: 1855751453. Our Book No: 23158. $25 AUD.
52. Lloyd, Selwyn (1978). Suez, 1956: A Personal Account (1st US ed). New York: Mayflower Books. 282 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, small tear jacket, top edge foxed, minor edgewear. In 1956, Israeli tanks stormed into Egypt to raise the Egyptian blockade of their only port on the Red Sea, and to deny Colonel Nasser time to carry out his threat to annihilate the State of Israel. Britain and France landed troops to seize the newly nationalised Suez Canal, but the United Nations Security Council, proposed by the United States, demanded their withdrawal. Selwyn Lloyd, the British Foreign Secretary, recounts the complex political and military events, including the British and French landings, the UN withdrawal resolution, and the prevarication of the Americans. First US edition. ISBN: 0831785500. Our Book No: 13091. $22 AUD.
53. Lomax, Eric (2014). The Railway Man (New ed). London: Vintage Books. 322 pp. Paperback small wide trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the memoir of Eric Lomax who was one of thousands of British Prisoners of War (POWs), who was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam line known as the Railway of Death. He was tortured and witnessed horrific atrocities. He suffered for years until he met Patti, who helped him get rid of his demons. With her support, fifty years after those terrible events, he was finally given the chance to confront one of his tormentors. This is a story of innocence betrayed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror. (Film tie-in mentioned on cover.). ISBN: 9780099583844. Our Book No: 31066. $15 AUD.
54. Long, Douglas G. (1993). Competitive Advantage in the Twenty First Century: From Vision into Action (1st ed). Sydney, Neutral Bay: Centre for Leadership Studies. 231 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, faint foxing top edge, minor creasing & edgewear jacket, autograph (author's written name). Douglas Long, an Australian business consultant and leadership lecturer, examines the critical factors in obtaining and maintaining competitive advantage in business. Companies such as Apple, Mercedes Benz, American Express and BHP have a competitive advantage. His main case study is Singapore where leader Lee Kuan Yew transformed a backward city-state into a business high-tech powerhouse. He explains his 'Vision Into Action' (VIA) model. SCARCE. ISBN: 0646148737. Our Book No: 23181. $25 AUD.
55. Magnusson, David (1967). Test Theory (English ed). Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing. 270 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, burgundy cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), figures, appendices, top edge foxed, minor edgewear, rubber stamp, old price marks, cover design differs from stock photo. This textbook by David Magnusson, translated from the second Swedish edition, provides a theoretically and statistically coherent presentation of test theory to permit the interpretation and use of data regarding individual differences in diagnosis, counselling, selection, classification and psychometric test construction. (ISBN not printed in book, but assigned later.). ISBN: 0201043955. Our Book No: 2564. $20 AUD.
56. Mahoney, Cathrine (2022). Currently Between Husbands. Sydney: Simon & Schuster. 325 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, base spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear cover corner tips. Cathrine Mahoney writes a humorous account of her life. She details the unique experience of breaking up with one of Australia's highest profile cricket stars. This is her first book, and she provides a self-deprecating and very funny look at her life, including fashion mistakes and early crushes as a kid growing up in Wales, her years working with some of the world's biggest stars at Sony Music, and learning to be a 'solo' mum. ISBN: 9781761103346. Our Book No: 31069. $22 AUD.
57. Major, John (1971). The Oppenheimer Hearing [Historic Trials Series]. London: B. T. Batsford. 336 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, top edge tinted & mottled, edges foxed, flap jacket clipped, minor edgewear. British historian John Major describes the nasty McCarthyite campaign against the major American contributor to the atomic bomb. J. Robert Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer was the victim of the dual stupidities of postwar America, extreme anti-Communism and the cult of weapons of mass destruction as the embodiment of US national strength. ISBN: 0713412550. Our Book No: 13161. $20 AUD.
58. Mann, Michael E.; Toles, Tom (2016). The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy. New York: Columbia University Press. 186 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white cartoons, minimal edgewear. The award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Tom Toles have been on the front lines of the fight against climate denialism for most of their careers. They have witnessed media manipulation by business and political interests, and the unconscionable partisanship on issues that affect the wellbeing of billions. The lessons they have learned have been invaluable, inspiring this brilliant, colorful escape hatch from the madhouse of the climate wars. Toles's cartoons collapse counter-scientific strategies into their biased components, helping readers see how to best strike at these fallacies. Mann's expert skills at science communication aim to restore sanity to a debate that continues to rage against widely acknowledged scientific consensus. ISBN: 9780231177863. Our Book No: 18096. $25 AUD.
59. Martin, Mandy; Robin, Libby; Smith, Mike (2005). Strata: Deserts Past, Present and Future: An Environmental Art Project about a Significant Cultural Place. Mandurama, NSW: Mandy Martin. 54 pp. Paperback narrow oblong large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings & fold-out colour paintings, small mark front cover, minor edgewear. Mandy Martin and two colleagues explain the diverse kinds of knowledge and ways of knowing place in Indigenous cultures, which incorporates artistic and environmental aspects. The specific place discussed is Puritjarra, a rock shelter in the Cleland Hills in Western Central Australia (Northern Territory). It is part of the country of the Aboriginal people of the Ikuntji/Haasts Bluff community. An exhibition of the art works associated with the 'Strata' project, curated by Tim Rollason, was scheduled for the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, in June-July 2005. ISBN: 0957748140. Our Book No: 23173. $30 AUD.
60. McCarthy, Frederick D. (1976). Australian Aboriginal Stone Implements: Including Bone, Shell and Tooth Implements (2nd or revised ed). Sydney: Australian Museum Trust. 107 pp. Paperback small quarto, as new condition, many black & white text-photos & drawings (some full-page), glossy paper, minimal edgewear. Frederick McCarthy presents a detailed description and classification of Aboriginal stone tools and context in prehistory and anthropology. These stone tools were seen in use by the early navigators from Dampier to Cook, by the First Fleet chroniclers, and by the explorers who traversed the interior. During the 19th and 20th centuries brief observations were made on the manufacture and uses of implements by settlers and others in contact with the Aborigines, and later by archaeologists who photographed some of the production methods. The author was formerly Curator of Anthropology at the Australian Museum, and Principal at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra. ISBN: B0007AU468. Our Book No: 18099. $80 AUD.
61. McKay, Claude (1961). This is the Life: The Autobiography of a Newspaperman. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 259 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), spine faded jacket as common (some edge tears, spine ends chipped), few black & white photos, top edge little foxed, front endpapers lightly toned, minor edgewear, old price marks, owner's written name & date, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Autobiography of Claude McKay, one of the co-founders of 'Smith's Weekly' and editor-in-chief from 1919 to 1927 and again from 1939 to 1950. This satirical and fearless investigative Sydney newspaper was mainly funded by Joynton Smith (businessman and Lord Mayor) and later by W. J. Smith of Australian Consolodated Industries (ACI). Our Book No: 18084. $25 AUD.
62. McKinnon, Gloria (1995). Creative Doll Craft (1st ed) [Craft & Home Special]. Sydney, Rushcutters Bay: J.B. Fairfax Press. 80 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings (patterns), colour text-photos (some full-page) & drawings, glossy paper, tiny mark fore-edge last few pages, minor edgewear. Gloria McKinnon provides 80 pages of exciting doll craft projects to make, from cloth dolls to heirloom-sewn finery, for all lovers of dolls. First edition. ISBN: 1863432361. Our Book No: 23053. $20 AUD.
63. Mill, John Stuart (1991). Considerations on Representative Government [Great Books in Philosophy]. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. 365 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, old price marks. John Sturat Mill, the skeptical Scottish philosopher, explores government for the majority, combined with rights for minorities. (A classic book in the 'Great Books in Philosophy' series from Prometheus Books.). ISBN: 0879756705. Our Book No: 12072. $18 AUD.
64. Miller, Claire (2005). Snowy River Story: The Grassroots Campaign to Save a National Icon. Sydney: ABC Books. 270 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear. Claire Miller recounts the stirring tale of the environmental campaigns by two small towns, Dalgety in in southern New South Wales, and Orbost in Gippsland (Victoria). This book recounts their campaigns to restore water to the Snowy River, after the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme had damned the river in the 1960s. The author, a journalist for 'The Age' newspaper, has based her research on information and documents taken from many sources. . ISBN: 073331533X. Our Book No: 21809. $20 AUD.
65. Modjeska, Drusilla (1997). Poppy (New ed). Sydney: Macmillan / Pan Macmillan. 320 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. Award-winning novel by Australian writer Drusilla Modjeska about her mother (part biography, part fiction, that is, 'faction'). A fictional account of a family encounter with mental illness. The story of Poppy, a young mother who is forced to spend years in a sanatorium against her will. ISBN: 0732908876. Our Book No: 16963. $30 AUD.
66. Money, Emmah (2006). The Words Inside: My Journey through Cystic Fibrosis, Friendship, Love and Life. Sydney, Milsons Point: Random House Australia. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, colour photo inside front cover, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. In this special book, Emmah Money tells her story about having cystic fibrosis. She has been on the ABC's 'Australian Story', where she spoke about her illness, and the heartache encountered when two families meet for the first time, adoptive and biological. This is a very inspiring story, and despite her trauma, she won girlfriend of the year and met her soul mate. SCARCE. ISBN: 1741662125. Our Book No: 23370. $30 AUD.
67. Morgan, Sally (1989). Wanamurraganya: The Story of Jack McPhee (Reprint ed). Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press. 196 pp. Paperback trade (with flap), very good condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece portrait), minor edgewear. The author Sally Morgan ('My Place') relates the story of Jack McPhee, an Aboriginal itinerant station and mine worker from the Pilbara region. Jack was her grandfather through kinship, whom she met when researching her extended family in the Northwest for her bestselling autobiography. ISBN: 094920658X. Our Book No: 3502. $13 AUD.
68. Morris, Ainslie (editor) (1987). The Sydney Bush Walkers: The First Sixty Years [Sydney Bushwalkers]. Sydney: Sydney Bush Walkers Inc. 166 pp. Paperback trade, card cover, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written names). Ainslie Morris edits the story of one of the oldest bushwalking clubs in Australia, founded in 1927. It is also a history of the bushwalking movement in New South Wales (NSW). (No 128 of limited edition of 500 autographed copies. Seven autographs: the editor plus six authors.). ISBN: 0731605152. Our Book No: 13167. $30 AUD.
69. Munday, Bruce; Munday, Kristin (photographer) (2013). Those Dry-stone Walls: Stories from South Australia's Stone Age (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 180 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour photos (many full-page), minor edgewear. This special book by Bruce Munday looks at the history of South Australia's dry-stone walls. The author and photographer Kristin Munday traverse South Australia in search of stone walls. They found historic masterpieces and gained an insight into rural life in the years following settlement. The custodians of the walls shared their stories about the heritage they are very proud of. This fascinating book is rich with beautiful imagery of the walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to to start building your own. ISBN: 9781743051252. Our Book No: 40974. $80 AUD.
70. Neill, Rosemary (2002). White Out: How Politics is Killing Black Australia. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 311 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Journalist Rosemary Neill argues that since it was adopted 30 years ago, the promise of self-determination for Australian Aborigines has been distorted and betrayed by idealists and conservatives alike. Despite billions of dollars of government spending, indigenous Australians remain far more likely to suffer unemployment, poverty, domestic violence, imprisonment and low levels of education. ISBN: 1865088552. Our Book No: 18073. $25 AUD.
71. Palmer, A. B. (1981). Pedlar Palmer of Tobruk [Roebuck Society Publication]. Canberra: Roebuck Society. 383 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, endpaper maps, front cover jacket little faded (small piece missing top edge, reverse side marked & lightly foxed, some edgewear), edges foxed. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Pedlar Palmer relates his many extraordinarily diverse adventures as a merchant seaman worldwide. He became an expert on Chinese trade. During World War 2 (WW2) he joined the Royal Navy, where he ran supplies to the besieged soldiers at Tobruk, and his experiences as a POW after his ship sunk in the Mediterranean. After the war, he was in much demand for relief work in China. No 29 in the Roebuck Society Publication series. (Errata section second last page.). ISBN: 0909434212. Our Book No: 23142. $30 AUD.
72. Prokhovnik, S. J. (Simon) (1967). The Logic of Special Relativity. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 128 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), jacket little creased (flap clipped, faint tide marks along spine being previous water contact now dry), minor edgewear, little biro underlining several pages, pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written dedication). Albert Einstein's principles of special relativity have widespread applications, but their significance and interpretation has been the subject to heated debate. Simon Prokhovnik, from the School of Mathematics, University of New South Wales, provides an analysis of this problem, and discusses the logic and limitations of each viewpoint. SCARCE. Our Book No: 18085. $60 AUD.
73. Publications, Traction (1972). Along the Line in Tasmania: Book 2: Private Lines (1st ed) [Railway Series, no 552]. Canberra: Traction Publications. 52 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, good plus condition, stapled, full-page black & white photos, map inside rear cover, glossy paper, scuff mark front cover (covered by sticker), minor edgewear, bookplate. Pictorial guide to locomotives on private lines in Tasmania. No 552 in the Railway Series from Traction Publications. (Bookplate of Ian R. Jack, academic historian, being a quote from Bennett Nellson, XV Century, about what happens if this book is stolen.). ISBN: 0858290030. Our Book No: 18093. $12 AUD.
74. Publishing, Thames; Challen, James (illustrator) (1960). Pathfinder Annual for All Scouts (1st ed). London: Thames Publishing. 125 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, good condition, pictorial cover (green cloth spine), black & white drawings (including endpapers), few black & white photos, edges little foxed, pages toned as usual, small scuff mark top corner first page, spine ends lightly chipped & faded, minor edgewear, faint pencil annotation, owner's written name & year. Fascinating illustrated annual for young adults from Thames Publishing, covering all aspects of scouting. Sample contents: scout adventure stories, out of doors, scouting through the years, rummy rhymes, fun and games, strange but true stories, raising funds, handy hints, quizzes and puzzles, and craft projects. This annual is designed and printed in England, but would be of interest to any scouting group or annual collectors. Our Book No: 23171. $15 AUD.
75. Rimmer, John (1984). The Evidence for Alien Abductions [ASSAP Evidence Series]. Wellingborough: Aquarian Press. 160 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, sticker corner front flyleaf. John Rimmer, an English librarian and publisher of 'Magonia' magazine, summarises the evidence for alleged kidnapping of humans by non-human entities as an intriguing aspect of UFO experiences. He favours a largely psychological explanation. Sponsored by ASSAP (Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena). ISBN: 0850303621. Our Book No: 5742. $15 AUD.
76. Rollo, Joe (1999). Contemporary Melbourne Architecture. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 192 pp. Paperback large trade, very good plus condition, colour & black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. In this collection of essays, The Age newspaper's architecture writer surveys recent work from many of the most outstanding architects working in Melbourne today. ISBN: 0868405469. Our Book No: 23190. $20 AUD.
77. Rowland, Stephen (1993). The Enquiring Tutor: Explorations in Professional Learning. London: Falmer Press. 160 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear cover corner tips, owner's written name. Stephen Rowland, an education lecturer, explores the relationship between the tutor and the professional worker on post-experience professional courses. The emphasis is on the general processes of reflection and enquiry in professional learning. Suggests an approach to learning firmly rooted in the experience and interests of the student. ISBN: 0750702117. Our Book No: 13113. $12 AUD.
78. Russell, Eric (1990). The Opposite Shore: North Sydney and Its People. Sydney: North Shore Historical Society / John Ferguson. 312 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings,minor edgewear jacket Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Eric Russell provides a chronological history of North Sydney based on original resources. He presents fresh material and clears up old ambiguities. The author focuses on the human side of the story, and the people who founded, formed, and today live and work in Sydney lower north shore on the opposite of Sydney Harbour to Sydney Central Business District. ISBN: 0959366377. Our Book No: 15993. $30 AUD.
79. Russell, Miles (2003). Piltdown Man: The Secret Life of Charles Dawson and the World's Greatest Archaeological Hoax (1st p/b ed). Stroud, Glouc.: Tempus Publishing. 288 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Miles Russell examines the life and career of Charles Dawson, the alleged hoaxer of 'Piltdown Man', the extraordinary archeological hoax that fooled experts for many years. The human and animal remains discovered at Piltdown near Lewes in Sussex about 100 years ago were hailed as the 'missing link' between ape and man. It was not until 1953 that modern analysis conclusively revealed an ingenious hoax, and that Charles Dawson was the likely hoaxer. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0752425722. Our Book No: 23321. $20 AUD.
80. Schirato, Tony; Roberts, Mary (2018). Bourdieu: A Critical Introduction (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 256 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few light scratches covers, bottom corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This book is a comprehensive introduction to the work of French sociologist, cultural theorist and philosopher Pierre Bourdieu. Drawing on recently released lectures, the authors offer a systematic account of Bourdieu's full body of work, from his early research in Algiers to his last lecture in Paris. This critical introduction will interest all Bourdieu scholars, as well as researchers and thinkers who use his work in their own social and cultural analyses. ISBN: 9781760111748. Our Book No: 31060. $40 AUD.
81. Servan-Schreiber, Dr David (2015). Anticancer: A New Way of Life (2nd Australian, reprint ed) [Anti-cancer]. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 274 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, summary brochure attached inside rear cover. David Servan-Schreiber, a recognised pioneer in neuroscience, discovered he had cancer of the brain, and his life changed forever. He went on to research alternative medicine, founding and directing the Center of Integrative Medicine at the conservative University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. This book is the culmination of his experience as a doctor and as a patient. He looks at the relation between the body and its cancer, at the immune system, and the roles played by environmental toxins, nutrition, emotions, and physical activity in containing cancer. He does not dismiss conventional medicine, but a whole-body approach is needed. Second Australian edition. ISBN: 9781921640704. Our Book No: 18071. $30 AUD.
82. Shah, Sami (2014). I, Migrant: A Comedian's Journey from Karachi to the Outback. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 282 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Sami Shah is a well-known Pakistani journalist and comedian who migrated to Australia from big-noisy-city Karachi and to settle in sleepy country town of Northam, Western Australia (his wife was a counsellor at the asylum seeker detention centre). In this very funny autobiography he tells a very moving story of what it's like to leave the dysfunctional home you love (and its terrorist bombings) to start a new life in a very different country. ISBN: 9781743319345. Our Book No: 30067. $30 AUD.
83. Sherman, A. J. (1997). Mandate Days: British Lives in Palestine 1918 - 1948. London: Thames & Hudson. 264 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), olive green boards, black & white photos, small closed tear bottom edge jacket (tiny creases top spine, minor edgewear), top edge little foxed. A. J. Sherman reports on the strife-torn decades of British rule over Palestine, known as the Mandate, which remain one of the great dramas in British imperial history. This report is based on valuable observations by thousands of British citizens who lived and worked in Palestine. They write with honesty, humour and occasional bitterness, against a background of tragic and violent events. Their letters home, diaries, and memoirs vividly describe cultural affinities and misunderstandings, feelings for Arabs and Jews, accomplishments and mishaps, and reveal a strong sense of imperial mission coupled with a rueful awareness of human limitations. ISBN: 0500251169. Our Book No: 23267. $25 AUD.
84. Smith, Judy; Smith, Peter (1990). Fauna of the Blue Mountains (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 95 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, card covers, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, faint foxing endpapers, minor edgewear. (Fauna of the Blue Mountains, by Judy and Peter Smith.) They list all mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs reliably reported from the Blue Mountains region, west of Sydney, over the last 200 years. Provides details of their local distribution and habitat, relative abundance, and something of their habits and life histories. First edition. (Incorrect ISBN printed in book: 0864173211.). ISBN: 0864173121. Our Book No: 23384. $16 AUD.
85. Smith, Warren Sylvester (1967). The London Heretics: 1870 - 1914 (1st ed). London: Constable & Company. 319 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, front cover jacket lightly toned, minor edgewear, old price marks, owner's written name. Warren Sylvester Smith provides a new study of the diverse range of Christian and non-Christian seekers after truth in the London scene of 1870 - 1914: the secularists, the positivists, the new Christians, the Quakers, the Catholic modernists, the Theosophists and Spiritualists. Recreates a fascinating period of British social history. Bernard Shaw, Annie Besant, Madame Blavatsky, H. G. Wells, William Morris and all the other rebellious spirits of the period are brought splendidly to life. ISBN: B0006D83PA. Our Book No: 22391. $25 AUD.
86. Stuart, Lurline (editor); Arnold, Josie (editor) (1987). Letters Home 1939 - 1945 (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins / Collins Australia. 277 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, pages toned as usual, minimal foxing reverse side jacket, minor edgewear, remainder mark bottom edge. (Letters Home 1939 - 1945, edited by Lurline Stuart and Josie Arnold, 1987). A collection of letters from different branches of service and theatres of war. The correspondents were members of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Imperial Forces, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Army Nursing Service, the Volunteer Aid Detachments and the Red Cross. Their field service was equally diverse, ranging from the Middle East, Greece and the United Kingdom to New Guinea, South East Asia and Japan. This very special book is more than a record of the events of the war; it is a portrait of the writers themselves. Their personalities, experiences, courage and fears are brought out in the letters and accompanying biographies. ISBN: 0002175576. Our Book No: 23359. $15 AUD.
87. Szulc, Tad (2000). Fidel: A Critical Portrait (New ed) [Fidel Castro]. New York: Post Road Press / HarperCollins. 703 pp. Paperback thick small trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, small non-author written annotation half-title page. This massive biography of Fidel Castro by Tad Szulc is the outcome of a long, direct relationship. This fascinating book reveals exclusive information about Cuba, the revolution, and the notorious, larger-than-life leader who ruled Cuba with an iron fist for more than 40 years. Includes his views on everything from philosophy and culture to guerrilla warfare, basketball strategy and haute cuisine. (The same ISBN also Avon and HarperPerennial imprints.). ISBN: 0380808889. Our Book No: 31067. $25 AUD.
88. Tallis, Frank (2002). Hidden Minds: A History of the Unconscious (1st ed). London: Profile Books. 194 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), navy boards & endpapers, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket, remainder stripe. Frank Tallis provides a brilliant synthesis that reevaluates, in accessible language, the notion of the unconscious - one of the major concepts of 20th-century science. The latest experiments suggest a remarkable comeback for a notion originally popularised by Sigmund Freud. Tallis concludes with a revolutionary account of what it means to be human. This is a compelling story that looks at writers, artists and scientists, bitter professional rivalries and fascinating discoveries. ISBN: 186197311X. Our Book No: 23328. $25 AUD.
89. Taylor, Paul (2011). Rip Off!: Australian Fraud, Deception and Dirty Tricks. Melbourne, Scoresby: Five Mile Press. 250 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, black & white photos, front cover creased, bottom corner tips covers creased, crease in front cover, some edgewear. In 33 wide-ranging chapters, Paul Taylor examines some of Australia's best-known (some very surprising) rip offs: defined broadly to include frauds, hoaxes, shams, deceptions and stings. Includes Field Marshal Blamey, Al Grassby, The Dismissal, of Gough Whitlam, Fine Cotton, Francis de Groot, Frank Hardy, Wilfred Burchett, Horrie the Wog Dog, the Gallipoli withdrawal. And the strange case of Daisy Bates who married Breaker Morant. ISBN: 9781742481272. Our Book No: 27617. $18 AUD.
90. Trewin, Wendy (1989). The Royal General Theatrical Fund: A History 1838 - 1988. London: Society for Theatre Research. 171 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, top corners lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket. Wendy Trewin records the story of the Royal General Theatrical Fund Association, London. The fund sprung up when five actors in 1838 met to discuss the need for a fund to avert "the combined evils of age and poverty" among the great body of actors. A great book about the history of theatre. ISBN: 0854300465. Our Book No: 23143. $25 AUD.
91. Trompf, G. W. (1978). Friedrich Max Mueller as a Theorist of Comparative Religion (1st ed). Bombay: Shakutala Publishing House. 99 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (perhaps missing), good plus condition, grey cloth cover (spine & cover edges lightly faded), pages lightly toned as usual, corner tip front flyleaf little creased, minor edgewear. Garry Trompf, an Australian religious studies academic (University of Sydney), provides a commentary on Friedrich Max Mueller (1823 - 1900), the German-born Sanskrit scholar and philologist, and his remarkable contribution to the study of comparative religion. ISBN: B002I5UHBW. Our Book No: 13098. $20 AUD.
92. Van Ments, Morry (1990). The Effective Use of Role-play: A Handbook for Teachers and Trainers (Revised, reprint ed). London: Kogan Page. 186 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, faint foxing top edge, small stain bottom edge jacket (minor edgewear), cover design differs from stock photo. Revised edition. Morry van Ments, an English leading academic in interpersonal skills and teacher training, considers every aspect of using role-play in educational and training situations, so as to reinforce learning, particularly at school and work. Revised to take account of developments in the field since it was first published in 1983. (THis copyL Hardback dustjacket.). ISBN: 1850917574. Our Book No: 23356. $15 AUD.
93. Verite, Marcelle; Ivanovsky, Elisabeth (illustrator) (1968). Tip Tip in the Sun (1st English ed). London: Geoffrey Chapman. 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, pictorial boards, colour drawings, boards little scratched, worn patches top & bottom fore-edge, hinges little loose (pages firm), top edge little foxed, staples rusted, some edgewear, owner's written name & address front pastedown. Charming collectible children's story about a little sparrow who has many adventures and meets lots of new friends. The easy to read text and charming drawings will delight adults and children alike. A lovely old book to have, or add to any others about Tip Tip. (SALE PRICE. Scarce. Apparently translated from Belgian French.). Our Book No: 23206. $15 AUD.
94. Vidal, Mary; Lever, Susan (introduction) (1995). Tales for the Bush (New ed) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 152 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor edgewear. These 11 short stories by Mary Vidal were first published in 1845, and the current 1995 version is based on the fifth edition (perhaps 5th printing). Several of the stories are in two parts. The characters are drawn from people that Mary met in her life in Australia as the wife of a clergyman. The stories promote Christian duty among the lower classes. They depict a picture of life in Sydney not found in other stories simply because they are based on working class people, their lifestyles and their character. These tales are an important contribution to the literature of early Australia. (No 13 in the Australian Books on Demand series, from Mulini Press.). ISBN: 0949910457. Our Book No: 29759. $25 AUD.
95. White, Patrick (1957). Voss (1st U.S. ed). New York: Viking Press. 442 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, green blue cloth cover (light green cloth spine), spine ends little chipped, spine lightly faded & marked, cover corner tips little worn, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. First U.S. edition. A novel by Patrick White set in 19th-century Australia, Voss is the story of the secret passion between an explorer and a naive young woman. Although they have met only a few times, Voss and Laura are joined by overwhelming, obsessive feelings for each other. The Australian author won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Our Book No: 30094. $20 AUD.
96. Wilson, Colin (1981). Poltergeist! A Study in Destructive Haunting (1st ed). London: New English Library (NEL). 382 pp. Paperback think trade, very good condition, spine little faded & pages lightly toned as usual, minimal edge tear front cover, minimal foxing top edge, minor edgewear. In this fascinating book on destructive hauntings and moving objects, Colin Wilson examines the evidence and develops a theory of the poltergeist phenomenon. Countless true-life cases of poltergeists have been recorded since the days of ancient Greece. But what are poltergeists? Where do they come from? From the case of a huge black-robed monk that terrorized a family for years, this guide explores a fascinating gallery of noisy entities known as poltergeists. ISBN: 0450054527. Our Book No: 9605. $15 AUD.
97. Witting, Amy (2002). I for Isobel (New ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 158 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages & inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear. An Australian novel about a girl named Isobel who has many imaginary friends, including the Virgin Mary and Sherlock Homes. Isobel is not relaxed with the real people she meets, until a lucky encounter and a little detective work reveal her identity and her true situation in life. This is a modern-day Australian classic for both adults and young adults, and is often set as a student study text. ('Amy Witting' was the pen name of Joan Austral Fraser, born in 1918 in the inner-Sydney suburb of Annandale, and whose main career was as a teacher.). ISBN: 0141004134. Our Book No: 31068. $20 AUD.
98. Woodhouse, Margaret (compiler) (1979). Australian Book Auction Records: Volume 5, 1977 - 1978. Sydney: Margaret Woodhouse Bookshop. 181 pp. Paperback square trade, good condition, cover lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, some edgewear (mostly spine), slight annotation rear flyleaf. Alphabetical list of Australian book auction prices during 1977 and 1978. An edition of 1100 copies. Our Book No: 8123. $10 AUD.
99. Wright, Judith (1977). The Coral Battleground (1st ed) [The Great Barrier Reef]. Melbourne: Nelson / Thomas Nelson (Australia) Limited. 203 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stiffened pictorial cover, black endpapers, top edge little foxed, minor edgewear. First edition (1977). Judith Wright, the noted Australian poet and environmentalist, describes the battle to save the Great Barrier Reef from limestone mining and oil drilling. A classic Australian study of a serious and longlasting political versus conservation dispute, which lead to permanent protection of the reef by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The reef covers 2000 Km along the Queensland coast. The spectacular coral reefs, sand cays and islands are the most precious Australian marine resource. ISBN: 0170051668. Our Book No: 7399. $30 AUD.
100. Wright, Tony (2006). Bad Ground: Inside the Beaconsfield Mine Rescue [BadGround]. Sydney, Milsons Point: Pier 9 / Murdoch Books. 317 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, card covers (with flaps), many colour & black & white photos, minor edgewear. Tony Wright relates the exclusive pictorial and authorised story of the 14-day entombment and rescue of Beaconsfield (near Launceston, Tasmania) miners Brant Webb and Todd Russell, and the extraordinary aftermath. The blast and rockfall that occurred one kilometre underground on Anzac Day, 25 April 2006, killed their fellow worker Larry Knight. ISBN: 9781921208874. Our Book No: 23270. $20 AUD.