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1. Alcock, James E. (1981). Parapsychology: Science or Magic? A Psychological Perspective [Foundations and Philosophy of Science and Technology Series]. Oxford: Pergamon Press. 224 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, flexible cover, minor edgewear. James E. Alcock provides a skeptical scientific evaluation of parapsychology, which he likens as having much in common with pseudoscience and magic. Along the way, he explores the many psychological principles that can lead to a belief in the paranormal. Alcock is professor of Psychology at York University, Toronto, Canada, a supporter of skeptical bodies, and also an amateur magician. ISBN/ASIN: 0080257720. Our Book No: 5610. $50 AUD.
2. Anderson, Hugh; Edwards, Ronald G. (Ron) (illustrator) (1970). The Story of Australian Folksong (3rd ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content. 261 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, red card cover, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Hugh Anderson, an Australian historian and folklorist, documents the rollicking, lusty saga of the music and the swagmen, bushrangers, overlanders, goldminers, outlaws, sheep-shearers, stockmen, drovers, and squatters who settled a continent. Includes the words, music, and guitar chords to 91 Australian folksongs, as well as bibliographical references. Third edition, revised and expanded (originally published, 1955 as 'Colonial Ballads'). ISBN/ASIN: 0855720204. Our Book No: 18125. $30 AUD.
3. Atweh, Bill (editor); Kemmis, Stephen (editor); Weeks, Patricia (editor) (2005). Action Research in Practice: Partnerships for Social Justice in Education. London: Routledge / Taylor & Francis. 350 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear. This book, edited by Bill Atweh and two colleagues from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), firstly describe their Parapet project, which combines action research and partnerships to improve social justice in education. Then follows chapters that are case studies (narratives) from a rich collection of action research projects in Australian schools and a university. (A printed copy of a print-on-demand, POD, book.). ISBN/ASIN: 0415171520. Our Book No: 23500. $30 AUD.
4. Base, Graeme (2019). Moonfish (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Penguin Random House Australia. 48 pp. Hardback square folio, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, spine ends minimally rubbed, rear endpaper little creased. This iconic children's picture story by Graeme Base is a sweeping drama of intrigue and excitement set in the beautiful but fragile underwater world of a pond. A moving, visually stunning fable about family, belonging and growing up to be more than you ever dreamed possible. The stunning illustrations will delight any age. Australian edition. ISBN/ASIN: 9780143791409. Our Book No: 41153. $28 AUD.
5. Beer, Maggie (2012). Lantern Cookery Classics: Maggie Beer (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 143 pp. Paperback small wide trade, very good condition, colour photos, frontispiece, bottom corners tips covers slightly creased, small crease front cover, minor edgewear. In this classic book, noted culinary expert Maggie Beer AO offers many tips and recipes from her own collection and from friends and colleagues. She welcomes you into her kitchen with this carefully chosen collection of her absolute favorite recipes, featuring the produce of her beloved Barossa Valley. The recipes are set out in sections: The Beginning, Middle, End and Basics. Each recipe has a photo on the opposite page. (The Lantern series of cookbooks bring together the best of Australian cooking.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781921383144. Our Book No: 41075. $25 AUD.
6. Beeton, Sue (2000). Ecotourism: A Practical Guide for Rural Communities (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Landlinks Press / CSIRO Publishing. 186 pp. Paperback large trade, very good plus condition, tables, minimal edgewear. Sue Beeton covers everything you need to think about before venturing into the ecotourism market.She explains what ecotourism is, and who the ecotourists are. This book describes how to work with the local community and the local environment, highlighting some of the constraints and pitfalls. It explains what is needed to make a successful venture work and how to make it pay. The author has developed a lecture course on rural tourism at Latrobe University, Shepparton Campus. ISBN/ASIN: 0643063595. Our Book No: 13291. $25 AUD.
7. Bennett, Lerone Jr; Randolph, A. Philip (foreword) (1969). Confrontation: Black and White (Reprint ed). Baltimore: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 276 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, pages lightly toned, edges foxed (mostly top edge), some edgewear. In this classic, journalist Lerone Bennett describes the Negro (African-American) revolt in America - its origins, history, and implications for the future. He draws on his knowledge of Negro history, his personal experience as an African American), and his awareness of Negro sociological problems in the contemporary world. He provides a clear evaluation of the present situation and brings forth the many hidden and sometimes uncomfortable truths about racial conflict. (Originally published, 1965.). Our Book No: 23309. $12 AUD.
8. Blanchard, Tania (2017). The Girl From Munich: Inspired by a True Story (Australian, reprint ed). Sydney: Simon & Schuster Australia. 420 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, top corner tip front cover little creased, laminate coating lifting slightly fore-edge coves, minor edgewear. This novel by Australian author Tania Blanchard is based on a true story. It is 1943 and the choices that Charlotte von Klein has to make will change her life forever. Lotte is planning her wedding to her childhood sweetheart Heinrich while she works for the Luftwaffe. The tide of the war is turning against Germany, and Lotte's life of privilege and comfort falls apart. She is forced to flee from the unfolding chaos with the darkly attractive Erich Drescher, her Luftwaffe superior. ISBN/ASIN: 9781925596144. Our Book No: 41115. $20 AUD.
9. Boorstein, Seymour (editor) (1996). Transpersonal Psychotherapy (2nd, reprint ed) [SUNY Series in the Philosophy of Psychology]. New York: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 587 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, figures, bottom corner rear cover creased, light creases covers, light foxing edges (few spots inside covers), small closed tear spine, some edgewear. This new edition of 'Transpersonal Psychotherapy' contains essays by the major figures in the transpersonal field, including new contributions by Stanislav Grof, John Nelson, Donald Evans, Charles Tart, Edward Hoffman, Seymour Boorstein, W. Michael Keane, Stephen Cope, Sylvia Boorstein and Roger J. Woolger. The essays present a spectrum of widely diverse perspectives. This book, edited by Seymour Boorstein, describes a wide variety of uses of traditional and spiritual approaches for the alleviation of mental suffering and for spiritual development. Second edition stated (originally published, 1980). ISBN/ASIN: 0791428362. Our Book No: 41100. $35 AUD.
10. Brown, Sandra (editor) (1999). Unbroken Contact: One Hundred Years of Walking with Surrey Walking Club 1899 - 1999. Chew Magna, UK: Surrey Walking Club. 203 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner tips covers little creased, spine little creased, edges little foxed, minor edgewear. Founded in 1899, Surrey Walking Club was the first athletics club in the UK to specialise in walking. This book looks at some fascinating stories and anecdotes over the last 100 years, not only about Surrey Walking Club, but about walking for athletics and recreation, from the days of the celebrated pedestrians to the present day. Edited by Sandra Brown. ISBN/ASIN: 0953705005. Our Book No: 23382. $30 AUD.
11. Butland, Stephanie (2017). Lost For Words: A Bookshop Keeps Many Secrets (1st ed). London: Zaffre Publishing. 352 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine little creased, minor edgewear. Stephanie Butland has written a novel a lady named Cardew Loveday who works in the York Book Emporium. Everything is about to change for Loveday. Somebody knows about her past and she can't hide any longer. A poet, a lover, a friend, and three mysterious deliveries, each of which stirs unsettling memories. Perfect for fans of 'The Little Paris Bookshop' and '84 Charing Cross Road’. ISBN/ASIN: 9781785763250. Our Book No: 41119. $18 AUD.
12. Cabrera, Jane (2013). Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (1st this ed). Bath, UK: Parragon Books Ltd / Gullane Books. 28 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, top corner tips few pages little creased, minor edgewear. This beautiful children's picture story in verse is based on an original poem by Jane Taylor, starring an owl. This is an enchanting version of a favourite nursery rhyme. The text and large colourful drawings by Jane Cabrera will delight all ages. Scarce U.K. edition. ISBN/ASIN: 9781472332011. Our Book No: 41091. $15 AUD.
13. Cameron, Peter (1994). Heretic (The True Story of an Australian Convicted of Heresy). Sydney: Doubleday. 212 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Peter Cameron, a Sydney academic, describes how he was surprisingly convicted of heresy by the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1992. The charge arose out of a sermon he gave on 'The Place of Women in the Church', both supporting the ordination of women to the ministry, and attacking the approach to Christianity generally known as 'fundamentalism'. ISBN/ASIN: 0868245445. Our Book No: 2421. $20 AUD.
14. Campbell, Joseph; Morton Robinson, Henry; Epstein, Dr. Edmund L. (foreword, editor) (2013). A Skeleton Key to Finnegans Wake: Unlocking James Joyce's Masterwork (1st p/b ed) [Collected Works of Joseph Campbell]. Novato, CA: New World Library. 402 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, top corner front flyleaf little thinned & scuffed (sticker removed), minor edgewear. In 1944, a young professor of mythology and literature named Joseph Campbell (prior to his subsequent fame), and working with novelist and poet Henry Morton Robinson, wrote the first guide to understanding the fascinating world of 'Finnegans Wake' by James Joyce. Their book outlines the basic action of this classic Irish novel by James Joyce, simplifies and clarifies the complex web of psychological images and allusions, and provides an understandable, continuous narrative from which the reader can venture further. This edition includes a foreword and updates by Joyce scholar Dr. Edmund L. Epstein that add the context of 60 subsequent years of scholarship. ISBN/ASIN: 9781608681662. Our Book No: 31092. $32 AUD.
15. Carnwell, Ros (editor); Buchanan, Julian (editor) (2005). Effective Practice in Health and Social Care: A Partnership Approach (1st ed). Maidenhead, Berks: Open University Press. 288 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, tables, figures, boxes, minor edgewear. This practical and accessible key text examines the nature and impact of collaboration between different professional and voluntary groups working together to deliver services in areas where partnership practice is vital. Based upon case studies that demonstrate partnership in practice, this book includes contributions from a service user, as well as academics and practitioners from health, social care, criminal justice and the voluntary sector. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 0335214371. Our Book No: 23490. $20 AUD.
16. CHAST (1989). Piperonyl Butoxide [CHAST Publication, no 3]. Sydney: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney (CHAST). 23 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, minor edgewear. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST discusses the toxic chemical piperonyl butoxide, an insecticide. Our Book No: 13257. $10 AUD.
17. CHAST (1989). General Health Hazard Information Regarding the Use of Pesticides [CHAST Publication, no 2]. Sydney: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney (CHAST). 13 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, map, minor edgewear. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST summarises the toxic and hazardous properties of pesticides. Our Book No: 13258. $10 AUD.
18. Cheng, Christopher; Duthie, Liz (illustrator); Storybooks, Nature (2022). Wombat (1st p/b ed). Sydney, Newtown: Walker Books. 29 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minimal edgewear. A beautiful true story by Christipher Cheng about a wombat. The sun fades from the sky and Wombat is about to start her day. This very special book has Wombat's story and Wombat facts included on the opposite page. The end of the book has information about wombats. ISBN/ASIN: 9781760653873. Our Book No: 31093. $18 AUD.
19. Cheng, Christopher; Whatley, Bruce (illustrator) (2019). One Tree (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Random House. 28 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, top spine slightly rubbed This beautiful children's book is set in China, where one tall tree on the mountain once marked Grandfather's farm. Now there is a busy city and Grandfather lives in the family apartment. He is silent, until one day, his Grandson finds something special in the market, and takes it home to bring a smile to his Grandfather's face. A wonderful story about love, change and the importance of the natural environment in all our lives. ISBN/ASIN: 9780143786733. Our Book No: 41079. $25 AUD.
20. Choueiri, Youssef (editor) (2007). Breaking the Cycle: Civil Wars in Lebanon. London: Stacey International. 323 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Reports the findings of a conference held by the Centre for Lebanese Studies, Oxford, in the summer of 2006. It explored the path to a new Lebanon - a Lebanon free from the cycle of civil war. Sandwiched between Syria and Israel, Lebanon is fated to be engulfed in the frequent bouts of violence that plague the wider Middle East region. In 2006, Beirut was once more under siege as Israeli missiles rained upon the capital. More often, however, the fighting has been internal - Lebanon has suffered frequent civil wars throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Edited by Youssef Choueiri, Reader in Islamic Studies, University of Manchester. ISBN/ASIN: 9781905299539. Our Book No: 23318. $25 AUD.
21. Chowdhury, Radhiah; Naidu, Lavanya (illustrator) (2022). The Katha Chest (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 32 pp. Hardcover oblong small quarto, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, tiny scuff base spine, minimal edgewear. This children's picture story by Radhiah Chowdhury is about a girl called Asiya who loves to visit Nanu’s house. Asiya loves the quilts that tell the stories of the women in Asiya’s family. This is a beautifully woven tale about the bonds of love, culture and memory. This book is inspired by Bangladeshi katha quilts and traditional West Bengali pattachitra panel illustrations. The author and the illustrator, Lavanya Naidu, explain the story behind the quilts at the rear of the book. . ISBN/ASIN: 9781760524326. Our Book No: 41110. $20 AUD.
22. Churcher, Betty (2011). Notebooks (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 253 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos (some full-page), black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) drawings, minor edgewear. This special book is a personal tour of the artworks most loved by Betty Churcher, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Goya, Manet, Velazquez, Courbet, Vermeer and Cezanne. A trained artist, Betty's sketches reveal the secrets within the art, and the processes involved in their creation. The author is best known for making art accessible through her popular television series. She was Director of the National Gallery of Australia from 1990 to 1997. ISBN/ASIN: 9780522858426. Our Book No: 30039. $28 AUD.
23. Clement, Joe; Miles, Matt (2018). Screen Schooled: Two Veteran Teachers Expose How Technology Overuse Is Making Our Kids Dumber (Australian ed). Melbourne: Black Inc. 260 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Joe Clement and Matt Miles explain how technology is changing the way kids learn. The authors, both teachers, are on a mission to educate and empower parents and show how screen saturation at home and school has created a wide range of cognitive and social deficits in our young people. They suggest steps parents can take to demand change, and they deliver an important case for simpler, smarter, more effective forms of teaching and learning. ISBN/ASIN: 9781863959995. Our Book No: 41122. $30 AUD.
24. Clements, Nicholas; Reynolds, Henry (foreword) (2014). The Black War: Fear, Sex, and Resistance in Tasmania. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 268 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & photos at rear, map, three graphs at front. Nicholas Clements takes a unique look at the historic event in Tasmania between 1825 and 1831 where close to 200 Britons and 1000 Aborigines died violently in Tasmania's Black War. He contrasts the perspectives of colonists and Aborigines, and takes a deeply human look at the events that led to the shocking violence and tragedy of the war. He details raw personal accounts that shed light on the tribes, families and individuals involved as they struggled to survive in their turbulent world. The book is a compelling and challenging view of our early contact history. Foreword by Henry Reynolds. ISBN/ASIN: 9780702250064. Our Book No: 41146. $30 AUD.
25. Colbert, David (2005). The Magical Worlds of Narnia: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts. New York: Berkley Books. 186 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear, remainder stripe, tiny mark bottom edge. An unauthorised but special exploration by David Colbert of the fascinating and revealing myths, legends, and history behind C. S. Lewis's beloved Narnia stories, starting with 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe', and its six sequels.For example: Why a wardrobe? What did C. S. Lewis mean by 'Shadowlands'? How did Tolkien ('Lord of the Rings'), a friend of Lewis, influence the writing of the Narnia stories? Who and what inspired the 'White Witch'? ISBN/ASIN: 0425205630. Our Book No: 23530. $12 AUD.
26. Collins, John J. (2019). The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography (1st p/b ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 272 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, fore-edge little marked, some edgewear (minor tears & dents). John Collins provides a concise definitive story of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Jewish and Hebrew religious manuscripts discovered between 1946 and 1956 at the Qumran Caves. Bitter conflicts have swirled around them since their discovery, including their influence on Jesus and the founding of Christianity. He also describes how the bureaucratic decades-long delay in publishing the Scrolls gave rise to sensational claims and conspiracy theories. ISBN/ASIN: 9780691191713. Our Book No: 41147. $20 AUD.
27. Cooper, Robert L. D. (2006). Cracking the Freemason's Code: The Truth about Solomon's Key and the Brotherhood. Sydney: Rider / Random House. 240 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, figures, some creasing rear cover, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear. Robert Cooper writes with an insider's knowledge and privileged access to rare archive material, including never-before-published images. He explains the intriguing symbolism, beliefs and history of the Masons (Freemasons). He discloses the identities of famous Masons and important Masonic sites, and provides a unique insight into the Scottish dimension. The author is a world authority on Freemasons, and is the Curator of the Grand Lodge of Scotland. ISBN/ASIN: 1846040493. Our Book No: 23475. $15 AUD.
28. Cooper, Tea (2022). The Fossil Hunter: A Rare Fossil, an Unsolved Mystery, a Trail into the Past (2nd Australian ed). Sydney: HQ Fiction. 374 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, front hinge slightly split (all pages firm), minor edgewear. This historical Australian novel by Tea Cooper is set in the Hunter Valley in 1847 and 1919. A fossil discovered at London's Natural History Museum leads one woman back in time to 19th century Australia and a world of scientific discovery - and dark secrets. Millie Vale is sent to stay with Anthea Winstanley who is an amateur palaeontologist with a dream. They go fossil hunting at Bow Wow Gorge. Penelope Jane Martindale (PJ), arrives home in 1919, from the battlefields of World War 1 to make peace with her father who blames PJ for the fact of her brothers running away to join up, and losing their lives in the trenches. Things do not go well with her father, and she has to work at mending the former close relationship with him. Penelope and her soon-to-be husband Sam, who came to Australia with her, find some human remains in the Gorge, and Penelope is determined to solve the mystery. (Plus 18 pages at the frear from her next novel. The author previously wrote 'The Naturalist's Daughter'.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781867255901. Our Book No: 41131. $18 AUD.
29. Coper, Ed (2022). Facts and Other Lies: Welcome to the Disinformation Age. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 392 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. From fringe conspiracy theories to 'alternative facts’, a timely look at how we arrived in the 'fake news' era. How did this happen? It was the culmination of a journey of online radicalisation that began with the weaponisation of disinformation by political leaders and outrageously biased 'news' commentators. Ed Coper puts fake news in its historical context and explains how disinformation has fractured society, even threatening democracy itself. He explains why disinformation is so potent and so hard to stop, and what we can do to help prevent its proliferation in Australia - where politicians and shock jocks are already operating from the same dark playbook. He outlines how anyone can defuse disinformation in the home, office or pub, or wherever the deluded gather to spread their nonsense. Ed Coper is a communication expert who helped drive the success of GetUp and Change dot org. ISBN/ASIN: 9781761065705. Our Book No: 18130. $30 AUD.
30. Coster, Geraldine (1972). Yoga and Western Psychology: A Comparison. New York: Colophon / Harper & Row, Publishers. 244 pp. Paperback small, good condition, light foxing edges, top spine lightly worn, front free flyleaf REMOVED, minor edgewear, sticker mark inside rear cover, minor edgewear. In a classic text, Geraldine Coster compares Yoga and Western psychology. This brief book largely stands the test of time, though Initially published in 1934. For simplicity, yoga refers to the Patanjali Yoga Sutras (based on Raja Yoga, the most authorative form). Psychology refers to 'analytical psychology' (as developed by Freud, Adler and Jung). A brief readable description of both systems, which are said to have much in common. ISBN/ASIN: 0060910070. Our Book No: 24580. $10 AUD.
31. Cramer, Richard Ben (2004). How Israel Lost: The Four Questions (1st ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 307 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, fore-edge untrimmed, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Analyzes the four questions that have bedevilled Israel and Palestine for almost 40 years. Both his observations and arguments are drawn with clarity, informed by the fierce and fearless reporting that won him the Pulitzer Prize for Middle East coverage 25 years ago. The four questions are: Why do we care about Israel? Why don't the Palestinians have a state? What is a Jewish state? Why is there no peace? ISBN/ASIN: 0743250281. Our Book No: 22139. $15 AUD.
32. Crittenden, Victor (1979). The Front Garden: The Story of the Cottage Garden in Australia (1st p/b ed). Canberra, Jamison Centre: Mulini Press. 50 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, yellow card cover, black & white drawings, top corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Victor Crittenden, publisher and book collector, has written a fascinating history of the cottage garden in Australia. He mentions his own early adventure with gardening, and has researched the history of Australian gardening. He was inspired by Polly Park, a writer on gardens and gardening, to write this book. ISBN/ASIN: 0959841458. Our Book No: 29922. $25 AUD.
33. Crouch, Mira (2007). War Fare: Sustenance in Time of Fear and Want: A Memoir of Belgrade 1941 - 1945. Sydney, Rosebery: Gavemer Publishing. 220 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Mira Crouch depicts daily life of a Serbian-Jewish family in German-occupied Belgrade. The story is told through the eyes of a young girl warily observing the frightening events of many years ago. Her memories of that time are evocatively recounted with insight, humility and humour. Mira has lived and worked in Sydney since 1952, becoming a sociologist at the University of New South Wales. ISBN/ASIN: 9780646472027. Our Book No: 27607. $30 AUD.
34. Davis, Jack; Jose, Ellen (illustrator) (2017). Honey Spot (Reprint ed). Sydney: Currency Press. 73 pp. Paperback large wide trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, photos at rear of author and illustrator, minor edgewear cover corner tips. (Paperback, Currency Press, 2017.) A play for children by Indigenous author Jack Davis about a boy named Tim and a girl named Peggy. This is a funny, warm story of friendship between an Aboriginal boy and a white girl whose families seem to have nothing in common, raising issues of race. The script is for lower secondary school level. Set in Western Australia. (Originally published in 1987.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780868191638. Our Book No: 31070. $18 AUD.
35. Davitt, Ellen; Sussex, Lucy (introduction) (1993). Force and Fraud: A Tale of the Bush (1st ed). Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 143 pp. Paperback large octavo, good plus condition, pictorial cover, page edges & margins front free endpaper foxed, minor edgewear. Australia's first murder mystery novel. Published in Melbourne in 1865 in 'The Australian Journal', this tale set in the Australian bush is a great murder mystery. It tells the story of a young artist accused of murdering his fiancee's father who objected to the match. The action ranges widely with a court scene and clues to the murderer scattered cleverly through the book. It is an astonishing first in the murder mystery genre in Australia and makes fascinating reading. (No 6 in the 'Australian Books on Demand' series. There are two states with the same year and ISBN. This is the first state, with a white spine and the series is not stated. The second state has a red spine and has the series stated. 'Australian Books on Demand’, no 6.). ISBN/ASIN: 0949910368. Our Book No: 18122. $20 AUD.
36. Edgecombe, Jean (1989). Phillip Island and Western Port (1st ed). Sydney, Thornleigh: J. M. Edgecombe. 131 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, black & white drawings, maps, minor scratches front cover, minor edgewear. Jean Edgecombe provides a self-published compact guide to the history, natural history, people and places in the Western Port location south of Melbourne, including the fairy penguin colony on Phillip Island. ISBN/ASIN: 0731653777. Our Book No: 11713. $16 AUD.
37. Elliott, J. H. (1976). Imperial Spain 1469 - 1716 (Reprint ed). Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 423 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, maps, tables, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear (main spine edges). J. H. Elliott provides a modern study of the sudden rise of Spain, a barren and isolated country, to be the greatest power on earth, 1469 - 1716, and of its equally sudden decline. ISBN/ASIN: 0140210431. Our Book No: 23436. $10 AUD.
38. Farrelly, Elizabeth (2021). Killing Sydney: The Fight For a City's Soul (1st ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan Australia. 376 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, front hinge slightly split (all pages firm), minor edgewear. This book is about the big city of Sydney in the future of a radically changing world. Elizabeth Farrelly has used her own adopted city of Sydney to create a roadmap for urban living. She analyses the history of cities themselves to study how and why we live together, at present and into the future. She presents her unique perspective as an architect, columnist and former City of Sydney councillor. ISBN/ASIN: 9781760552589. Our Book No: 41150. $23 AUD.
39. Ford, Glyn (editor) (1992). Fascist Europe: The Rise of Racism and Xenophobia. London: Pluto Press. 216 pp. Paperback large trade, good plus condition, pages toned, top corner tip front cover little creased, some edgewear. A report by the European Parliament on the rise of right-wing extremism in Europe during the early 1990s, here edited with introduction by Glynn Ford. The report rovides a country-by-country analysis of fascist organization and support, uncovers the international skinhead movement and exposes racism in the cultural field. It includes 76 recommendations for action to counter this menace. ISBN/ASIN: 0745306683. Our Book No: 13645. $20 AUD.
40. Freedman, Samuel G. (2006). Letters to a Young Journalist: The Art of Mentoring (1st ed). New York: Basic Books. 183 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Samuel Freedman, professor of journalism at the respected Columbia University School of Journalism, conducts a valuable and informative extended conversation with young journalists in the United States. He talks about a journalist's role in terms of supporting pubic education and democracy, how they do it, and how we take stock of what they have done. ISBN/ASIN: 0465024556. Our Book No: 23451. $12 AUD.
41. Gelatine, Davis (1957). Desserts, Salads and Savoury Dishes: The Davis Gelatine Way. Sydney, Botany: Davis Gelatine (Australia) Pty Ltd. 36 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, colour photos covers, covers lightly creased, minor foxing & edgewear, small biro scribble front cover. This small pamphlet provides recioes for the basic use of Davis Gelatine as a jelly. It also can be mixed in with deserts, salads and savory dishes to improve their appearance (as a setting agent). Many delicious recipes. (No date, but 1950s, Trove. This 36p pamphlet is about 1957. A presumed earlier 28p version is dated 1954.). Our Book No: 13238. $10 AUD.
42. Gordon, Lee (1955). International Sport Sensation! Roller Derby Souvenir Program. Sydney: Publicity Press. 16 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled pamphlet, fair condition, paper covers, black & white text photos & drawings, advertisements, pages & edges lightly toned, foxing edges, spine edges little rubbed, edgewear covers, creases pages & covers, spine creased, bottom corner front cover creased, closed tears fore-edge front cover, staples rusted, covers little faded & marked. This pamphlet is about the Roller Derby 1955 season Australia vs. America. The Australian and American team names are both listed. There are photos, adverts and a few cartoons that will interest anyone wanting to learn about this sport and a brief history of it. The Roller Derby was created in 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, on a tablecloth in Rickett's restaurant in the northside of Chicago. Leo Seltzer, a young West coast promoter had just bought the Chicago Coliseum and needed an attraction that would bring the crowds to his building. The first night of the Roller Derby, was August 13, 1935, and the game was a test of endurance, more than just team play, as teams of two skaters joined together to race against time and distance in a cross country race. By 1941 close to 4 million people turned up to watch the wheelers in 20 mid-west cities. Since then, Roller Derby hit New York ad an overnight sensation and has since spread to all corners of the earth. (Unnumbered pages.). Our Book No: 41134. $40 AUD.
43. Green, Michael (2021). Sons of Grace: A Story of a Mother's Love for Her Sons and the Perils and Politics in the 1940s and 1950s. Sydney, Newtown: Green Hill Publishing. 408 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few light creases rear cover, minor edgewear. This is an Australian novel by Michael Green about a family, first in a country mining village, then later in the city (Sydney) in the 1940s and 1950s. It focuses on the love between mother, father, son and wife, especially after the father is killed in a mining accident. It highlights the futility of words to reform political corruption. (No date, but 2021, Trove.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781922722843. Our Book No: 41151. $30 AUD.
44. Halliday, F. E. (1963). The Life of Shakespeare. Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 298 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, lpages toned as usual, minor edgewear. F. E. Halliday has written a worthy new biography of Shakespeare and his Elizabethan world that steers a lively course between the meagre dust of contemporary records and the higher fancies of Sakespeare's 'lost years'. Our Book No: 23323. $10 AUD.
45. Harrower, Elizabeth (2012). The Watch Tower (Reprint ed) [Text Classics]. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 335 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, small scuff top spine, faint sticker mark inside rear cover, minor edgewear. Elizabeth Harrower has written a powerful Australian novel of a wicked Sydney businessman who comes to dominate the lives of two friendless women. ISBN/ASIN: 9781921922428. Our Book No: 41080. $15 AUD.
46. Hathorn, Libby; Vivas, Julie (illustrator) (1992). The Tram to Bondi Beach (25th Anniversary ed) [A Picture Bluegum Book]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 28 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. A wonderful children's picture story by Libby Hathorn about a boy named Keiran who sold papers, but planned to drive the trams he loved to travel on so much. The bright life-like drawings by Julie Vivas bring this book to life. Highly commended by The Children's Book Council for picture book of the year. 25th Anniversary edition. ISBN/ASIN: 0207176191. Our Book No: 41084. $18 AUD.
47. Henderson, Anne (1997). Mary MacKillop's Sisters: A Life Unveiled (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 288 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few small black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear. The story of the Sisters of St Joseph order, to which sister Mary MacKillop belonged. Mary later to become Australia's first saint. ISBN/ASIN: 0207191816. Our Book No: 8452. $15 AUD.
48. Hill, Harry (2007). He was My Father. Sydney, Dural: Rosenberg Publishing. 144 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia photos, glossy paper, documents, small scratch rear cover, minor edgewear. Harry Hill tells the life story of his father Henry (Clem), and has illustrated it with many photos and documents. Clem Hill worked as a labourer and stockman. He enlisted in the 36th Battalion of the AIF in February 1916. He trained in Australia and England, then fought in France and Belgium and was wounded at the Battle of Passchendaele. He was repatriated to Australia and, while recuperating in hospital, met Lottie Low, an Army nurse, whom he married in 1922. He died suddenly after a hard day's shearing, aged 51. The author paints a vivid picture of life in rural Australia from before World War 1, through the Great Depression, to his father's death in 1938. ISBN/ASIN: 9781877058554. Our Book No: 23346. $22 AUD.
49. Holt, Patricia (editor) (1983). A City in the Mind: Sydney - Imagined by Its Writers (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 131 pp. Hardback oblong small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, single colour illustrations, some edgewear jacket (small closed tear, light foxing reverse side & white background covers), spine ends little rubbed. In this fascinating look at Sydney, 28 writers reveal how they have written about Sydney in their fiction and autobiographies. Each extract is accompanied by a contemporary illustration. A brief biography of each writer places their fiction in its social and temporal context, and is accompanied by a portrait which shows the writer at the time of writing. Edited by Patricia Holt. ISBN/ASIN: 0868611271. Our Book No: 41108. $20 AUD.
50. Horley, James (editor) (2003). Personal Construct Perspectives on Forensic Psychology. East Sussex: Brunner - Routledge. 206 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. A collection of essays, edited by James Horley, that provide a new approach to the three main areas of forensic psychology: rehabilitation of offenders, work with police, and research and consultation on legal issues and processes. Experienced practising psychologists who work with offenders in the community and institutions share their perspectives and illustrate their discussion with case studies and personal research. Helpful for forensic practitioners, theorists and researchers, social workers, nurses and probation officers, and anyone who wants to learn about this fascinating research. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 158391224X. Our Book No: 23457. $25 AUD.
51. Horne, Julia; Sherington, Geoffrey; Campbell, Roderic (photographic text) (2012). Sydney: The Making of a Public University. Melbourne, Carlton: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 356 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington probe the meaning of the first 160 years of Sydney University, the first public university in Australia. Richly illustrated, this book tells the story of the University of Sydney and its distinctively Australian character, and explores the principal of public engagement and how it came into practice and was shaped by succeeding generations. ISBN/ASIN: 9780522861211. Our Book No: 27434. $30 AUD.
52. Horrill, Melody (2022). A Dolphin called Jock: An Injured Dolphin, a Lost Young Woman, a Story of Hope (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 293 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. Melody Horrill tells her family story and her later years when she formed a friendship with an injured dolphin named Jock from the Port River dolphins, Adelaide. Melody volunteered to help her university lecturer monitor pods of river dolphins that live in the waters of Port Adelaide. Her story is filled with insight and compassion, and details how her life-changing relationship with Jock and the river dolphins helped her to heal. ISBN/ASIN: 9781761067358. Our Book No: 41130. $30 AUD.
53. Hughes, Lyn (2022). Mr Carver's Whale (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins Australia. 326 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, spine ends little rubbed, minimal edgewear. This novel by Lyn Hughes starts in 1850 on the small volcanic island of Pico. The Carvalho brothers are destined tp spend their lives hunting whales. However, the arrival of a sea-chest full of books for the younger son in the family changes their lives forever. The novel moves from the Azores to Lisbon, Newfoundland and finally to Australia. It is in Eden (NSW) that Antonia finds salvation in the shape of Alice Binney. A bond forms between the two, culminating in a final, act of atonement. The novel is dark, delightful, funny and moving, and is a novel of our many crimes against nature (whaling), and the human heart. ISBN/ASIN: 9781460762950. Our Book No: 41156. $25 AUD.
54. Jensen, Peter S. (editor); Hoagwood, Kimberly Eaton (editor) (2008). Improving Children's Mental Health Through Parent Empowerment: A Guide to Assisting Families. New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 209 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, minor edgewear. This book of essays by New York health professionals provides a comprehensive guide for both mental health staff and parents in proper communication that empowers parents to learn how to get their child's mental health needs met. This book is divided into four parts for easy reference. Part 1: important skills you will want to hone, such as listening, collaboration, priority setting, and group management. Part 2: the mental health system, and guidance for helping parents obtain appropriate treatment for their child. Part 3: working with the school system, and the different special education options families available. Part 4: the education laws, and how they should be used to ensure children receive all appropriate services. ISBN/ASIN: 9780195320909. Our Book No: 23577. $25 AUD.
55. Johnson, Colin; Narogin, Mudrooroo; Brady, Veronica (editor); Miller, Susan (associate editor); Hearn, Karin (illustrator) (1988). Dalwurra: The Black Bittern: A Poem Cycle. Perth, Nedlands: Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, University of Western Australia. 77 pp. Paperback large trade, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), card covers, full-page black & white drawings, minor edgewear, copy 2. In this collection of poems, based on the Aboriginal form of the manikay or song cycle, Colin Johnson (Mudrooroo Narogin) adapts the story of Dalwurra, the black bittern, to his own experience, telling the story of a journey which leads from Perth in Western Australia, to Singapore, then to India and finally to Scotland and England, to the Commonwealth Writer's Conference in Edinburgh - and then to London at the time of the Brixton riots. The return to Western Australia is not only a return to his own country but to full possession of his Aboriginal inheritance, a return which this poem celebrates. His second collection of poems. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN/ASIN: 0864220685. Our Book No: 25784A. $20 AUD.
56. Joske, Alex (2022). Spies and Lies: How China's Greatest Covert Operations Fooled The World. Melbourne, Richmond: Hodder Australia. 268 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, laminate slightly lifting bottom corner rear cover, minor edgewear. Alex Joske provides extraordinary insight into the most successful influence operation in history, involving both espionage and spreading misinformation. China has fooled the West for years. This book will interest professionals, and anyone who wants to understand the rise of China. ISBN/ASIN: 9781743797990. Our Book No: 41152. $26 AUD.
57. Kaiser, Thomas E. (editor); Van Kley, Dale K. (editor) (2011). From Deficit to Deluge: The Origins of the French Revolution. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 345 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, base spine little rubbed, minor edgewear. This book of essays examines the shifts in scholarly investigations of the origins of the French Revolution. While each chapter focuses upon one site of contention-fiscal, social, religious, diplomatic, ideological, and colonial-they all help to explain how long-standing structural problems of the Old Regime caused an apparently fairly “normal” fiscal crisis to metastasize into a revolution. Edited by Thomas Kaiser and Dale van Kley. ISBN/ASIN: 9780804772815. Our Book No: 41155. $35 AUD.
58. Kenny, David A. (1994). Interpersonal Perception: A Social Relations Analysis (1st ed) [Distinguished Contributions in Psychology Series]. New York: Guilford Press. 270 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, minimal foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket. David Kenny, an American psychology professor, provides a comprehensive theoretical overview of 'interpersonal perception', a field of research that holds great promise for shedding light on social behavior. The author looks at three different types of perceptions: How we see other people, how we see ourselves, how we think we are seen by others. This book will be of interest to social scientists, and is also an important text for courses on the subject. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 0898621143. Our Book No: 23324. $25 AUD.
59. Krippner, Stanley (editor) (1984). Advances in Parapsychological Research 4. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. 254 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, edges & flyleaves lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Academic review papers on the current status of aspects of parapsychology. This issue contains reports on psychokinesis (Schmeidler), mental healing (Solfvin), mental imagery and psi (George and Krippner), recent Ganzfeld - ESP research (Stanford), methodological criticisms of parapsychology (Akers), implications of parapsychology for psychology (Child), and recent bibliography 1979 - 1982 (White). Volume 4 in this series from McFarland & Company. Edited by Stanley Krippner.). ISBN/ASIN: 0899501214. Our Book No: 13194. $30 AUD.
60. Kroll, Jeri; James, Ann (illustrator) (1998). A Coat of Cats (1st ed). Melbourne,: Thomas C. Lothian. 28 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (full-page), orange endpapers, few foxed spots first two pages & last page, minor edgewear. A beautiful children's picture story for cat-lovers of all ages, by Jeri Kroll. Once there was an old lady who lived alone, or so her neighbours said, but she lived with seven cats who loved her. One day, the old lady is moved to a 'shiny new flat' and has to give her cats up. The cats have long memories, as well as nine lives - they miss her as much as she misses them. Late one night, the old lady braves very cold weather to check on them and that's when they prove how much she means to them. The beautiful drawings by Ann James will bring a smile to anyone. ISBN/ASIN: 0850919533. Our Book No: 31081. $15 AUD.
61. Lawson (Pty Limited), James R. (1999). The Ingleton Collection: Part 1: Books, Manuscripts, Documents and Collectables. Sydney: James R. Lawson Pty Limited. 71 pp. Paperback large thin octavo, very good condition, card cover, few black & white & colour illustrations (lots), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This booklet is an auction catalogue for the Ingleton Collection. Geoffrey (G. C.) Ingelton was an Australian naval cartographer and book collector. It is the final catalogue of his Hydrographical, Nautical and Australasian Books, Charts and Collectables. These book were sold by Auction in the Max Lawson Gallery, 212 Cumberland Street, Sydney, on Monday 22 March 1999 at 2.00pm. Our Book No: 41132. $20 AUD.
62. Lawson (Pty Limited), James R. (1999). The Ingleton Collection: Part 2: Charts, Maps, Atlases and Prints (1st ed). Sydney: James R. Lawson Pty Limited. 38 pp. Paperback large thin octavo, very good condition, card cover, few black & white illustrations (lots), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This booklet is an auction catalogue for the Ingleton collection. Geoffrey (G. C.) Ingelton was an Australian naval cartographer and book collector. Part 2 is the final auction got his Charts, Maps, Atlases and Prints.These were sold by auction in the Max Lawson Gallery, 212 Cumberland Street, Sydney, on Monday 2nd August 1999 at 6.00pm. Our Book No: 41133. $20 AUD.
63. Leavis, F. R.; Collini, Stefan (introduction) (2013). Two Cultures? The Significance of C. P. Snow (1st ed) [Canto Classics]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 118 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book is an annotated edition of the influential argument by F. R. Leavis about the classic text on two cultures by C. P. Snow. The editor Stefan Collini reappraises both the literary tactics and its purpose as cultural criticism. In his comprehensive introduction Collini inserts the Leavis critique within the wider context of debates about 'modernity' and 'prosperity', not just about the 'two cultures' of science and literature / humanities. ISBN/ASIN: 9781107617353. Our Book No: 41113. $20 AUD.
64. Lester, Alison; Godwin, Jane (illustrator); Hospital Melbourne, The Royal Children's ; Education Institute, the RCH (2018). The Silver Sea: By Children at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Affirm Press. 24 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial laminated covers, full-page colour drawings, illustrated pastedowns (children's names), spine ends lightly bumped. This is a delightful children's picture book created by the children at Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, their teachers at the RCH Education Institute, and Australian authors Alison Lester and Jane Godwin. This beautiful book explores the marine animals that lie beneath the sea, and celebrates the joy of exploration - and of returning home. A joyful book of renewal for all ages. ISBN/ASIN: 9781925584745. Our Book No: 41142. $35 AUD.
65. Llanera, Tracy (2020). Richard Rorty: Outgrowing Modern Nihilism (1st ed). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 167 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, erasable pencil annotation some pages (mostly a line next to paragraph). Tracy Llanera provides a new contribution to contemporary debates on nihilism and its relation to the sacred. The author draws on an original interpretation of Richard Rorty's writings. It challenges the orthodox treatment of nihilism as a malaise that human beings must overcome. Instead, nihilism should be framed as a problem for human culture to outgrow through pragmatism. ISBN/ASIN: 9783030450601. Our Book No: 41149. $80 AUD.
66. Low, John (1994). Pictorial Memories: Blue Mountains (2nd ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Atrand Pty Ltd. 135 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Pictorial reflections by John Low on the historic Blue Mountains region on the western fringe of Sydney. About 60 illustrated snippets, including Aboriginal beginnings, early exploration, the Giant Stairway, Three Sisters, Zig Zag railway, Harry Phillips the popular photographer, famous buildings writers and artists - including Bradman at Blackheath, the Chinese people, Jenolan caves. Second edition. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN/ASIN: 0908272375. Our Book No: 13373. $20 AUD.
67. Lowe, Virginia (2007). Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two Children Tell. Oxon: Routledge. 188 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, tiny crease top corner fore-edge front cover & first few pages. Virginia Lowe provides a rich naturalistic study as a mother who documented her children's encounters with literature from their earliest months to adolescence and beyond. An appendix lists about 140 children's books cited in the text. This very special book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics involved in early literacy, and to anyone who has an interest in how children learn to read. She shows, for example, that her children can distinguish fantasy from reality even prior to the suggested age of 7 years. The author is an Honorary Associate of Monash University, Melbourne. ISBN/ASIN: 9780415397247. Our Book No: 23395. $25 AUD.
68. Lycett, Phyllis; Martin, Michael (1994). Abraham le Blond: Colour Printer 1819 - 1894. St Albans, Herts: Lycett Antiques / New Baxter Society. 96 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour plates, minor edgewear. George Baxter invented colour printing in 1834. Abraham le Blond was a licensee of Baxter's new technological innovation, and his colour prints are now considered second only to Baxter in terms of their quality. Authors Phyllis Lycett and Michael Martin provide a biography of Le Blond and his business, as well as an extensive illustrated catalogue of his prints. ISBN/ASIN: 0952500019. Our Book No: 13268. $25 AUD.
69. Macmillan, W. M. (William Miller) (1938). Warning from the West Indies (Revised ed) [Penguin Special]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 184 pp. Paperback dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), heritage orange cover, pages toned as usual, front hinge lightly split (all pages firm), jacket flap unclipped (spine repaired reverse side, small hole spine, minor creasing), minor edgewear. W. M. Macmillan explains that since the agitation to free the slaves in the West Indies, the British public has ignored these supposed idyllic tropical islands. He describes how the people have become very discontented with their poor living conditions, as manifested by recent violence and riots. (William Macmillan, 1885 - 1974, was a Scottish-born historian who did pioneering research on black and white South African society. He saw parallels in the West Indies. This copy has the rare dustjacket.). ISBN/ASIN: B0006DFD94. Our Book No: 13248. $12 AUD.
70. Mahan, Jean (1997). Doll Furniture 1950s - 1980s Identification and Price Guide: Featuring Furniture for Alexander Ginny Betsy McCall Barbie and More! Grantsville, MD: Hobby House Press. 144 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, minimal edgewear. This unique comprehensive identification and price guide by Jean Mahan provides pertinent information about manufacturers and furniture with specifics about dimension sizes, packaging details, what dolls were marketed with what furniture and detailed photos. A wonderful reference book for any collector of dolls. ISBN/ASIN: 0875884784. Our Book No: 23343. $30 AUD.
71. Malouf, David (1999). An Imaginary Life (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 156 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, early cover design. A brilliant novel full of adventure by iconic Australian writer David Malouf. His second novel and winner of the 1979 NSW Premier's Literary Award. The story is told by the Roman poet Ovid in exile on the northeastern boundary of the empire at the edge of the great Russian steppes. ISBN/ASIN: 0099273845. Our Book No: 20763. $10 AUD.
72. Maltby, Peg (1982). The Adventures of Ben and Bella. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 64 pp. Hardback small folio, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), blue cloth boards, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings (some full-page), tiny hole front cloth cover near spine (affects front free flyleaf), edge tears jacket (archival tape repairs reverse side), some edgewear. A delightful classic children’s picture story, written and illustrated by Peg Maltby. Follow the adventures of two happy pixies, They meet a lost mermaid, build a bush house to escape the summer heat, they help a mother bandicoot find her lost baby son, and they are not recused from the water by a duck who was too interested in dressing properly. Previously published as four separate books by Murphett, Melbourne, from 1947 to 1951: 'Ben and Bella', 'Ben and Bella in the Hills', 'Ben and Bella at the Beach', and 'Ben and Bella in the Gardens'. ISBN/ASIN: 0207146659. Our Book No: 12754. $30 AUD.
73. Martin, Garry; Pear, Joseph (2007). Behavior Modification: What It Is and How to Do It (8th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson / Prentice Hall. 473 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, figures, minor edgewear. Eighth edition. This popular bestselling textbook is an easy-to-use handbook for practitioners who want to overcome behavioral deficits and excesses in a wide variety of populations and settings. ISBN/ASIN: 0131942271. Our Book No: 18128. $30 AUD.
74. Mason, T. R.; Boys High School, North Sydney (1958). The Falcon: Journal of the North Sydney Boys High School. Sydney: Edinburgh Publishing. 96 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled (rusted), thin card covers, black & white text-photos, few drawings, covers slightly faded & marked, pages lightly toned, spine & corners front covers little worn, rear cover lightly foxed, small part top edge & bottom corner rear cover little crushed, top corners few pages creased, light stains front cover, some edgewear. This school journal (North Sydney Boys High School, 1958 issue) has photos, a school directory, adverts, advice for leavers, a message from the headmaster T. R. Mason, and a list with photos of outstanding students. The book would interest any former students and their families, especially the period adverts for 1958. Our Book No: 41135. $30 AUD.
75. McCrae, Lindsay (2019). My Penguin Year: Living with the Emperors - A Journey of Discovery (Pb, export ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 292 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, light toning pages, covers corner tips & and spine margin little creased, otherwise minor edgewear. This fascinating book is the personal story of award-winning cameraman Lindsay McCrae's adventure to Antarctica, spending a year living alongside the most resilient creatures in nature, the Emperor Penguins. He was separated from his home, his new wife and his unborn child. He had to overcome the sacrifices that came with living his childhood dream: facing down personal obstacles of being over 15,000 Km away from the comforts of home which almost proved too much. He has written an unprecedented portrait of Antartica's most extraordinary residents. ISBN/ASIN: 9781529325461. Our Book No: 31091. $20 AUD.
76. McDonald, Neil (2012). Kokoda Front Line: From Tobruk to Kokoda, the Amazing Story of Legendary Australian War Cameraman Damien Parer (New ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 366 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece, bottom corner slightly creased rear cover, minor edgewear. The Kokoda campaign of 1942 is one of the classic battles in Australian military history. This is the story of Damien Parer who took the photos that became our history, and which captured the Anzac legend. He served his apprenticeship on 'Forty Thousand Horseman’ (Middle East). He then became chief photographer for the army covering the Australian campaign in Tobruk, Greece, Syria, and New Guinea. His work in the Middle East and North Africa gained him recognition, but it was closer to home - in Timor and New Guinea - that so many of his classic images were taken. His documentary 'Kokoda Front Line!' was the first Australian film to win an Oscar. This biography brings to life a passionate, brave and very skilled Australian. (New edition, 2012. Originally published with different title by Lothian in 1994 and 2004.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780733629600. Our Book No: 41139. $35 AUD.
77. McIntosh, Fiona (2020). Bye Bye Baby: A DCI Jack Hawksworth Novel (1st Australian Penguin ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 503 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover scuffed, small mark front cover, minor edgewear. The crime fiction novel by Fiona McIntosh is set in Southern England, and involves seemingly unconnected murders which are thought to be revenge crimes. A high-profile taskforce is led by DCI Jack Hawksworth. He combines modern methods with old-school instincts. A heart-stopping tale of brutal revenge with a chilling twist. (New edition, originally published in 2007. The Australian author spent her childhood in Britain.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781760897598. Our Book No: 41140. $22 AUD.
78. McIntosh, Fiona (2022). The Orphans (1st ed). Melbourne: Michael Joseph / Penguin Random House Australia. 421 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, tiny scuff base spine, minor edgewear. In this novel by Fiona McIntosh, Fleur Appleby has been adopted by a loving undertaker and his wife. Fleur has a wonderful life filled with love and fun until her mother dies, and a stepmother comes into her life. Fleur develops a special gift for helping bereaved families. Tom Catchlove is raised in the outback of South Australia's Flinders Ranges. He was faced with the death of his mother as a young boy. A chance encounter between the two children will change the course of their lives. This is an unforgettable story about a unique bond between two children that will echo down the years and teach them about the real meaning of life, of loss, and of love. ISBN/ASIN: 9781761041563. Our Book No: 41118. $20 AUD.
79. McKee, Richard; Schrapnel, B. M. W. (pseudonym) (1997). The Clan of the Flapdragon and Other Adventures in Etymology, by B. M. W. Schrapnel, Ph.D. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press. 183 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Dr Shrapnel, the pseudonymous critic, satirises a variety of subjects in and out of academe. These adventurous essays include lampoons on writing, language, and literature. In his outrageously funny chapters and critical asides, Schrapnel returns us to the joy that language can still inspire. These satirical essays were originally published in his satirical column in 'Oasis, A Literary Magazine' from 1992 to 1996. Dr Shrapnel is the pen-name of Richard McKee, and American academic and teacher of writing and art design. ISBN/ASIN: 0817308814. Our Book No: 23331. $20 AUD.
80. McKenna, Kevin E. (2002). A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching (1st ed). Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press. 159 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white illustrations, minor edgewear. Father Kevin McKenna distills and summarize the teachings of major Papal teachings as well as teachings from the Episcopal conference of the United States. These writings are grouped into the seven major themes of Catholic social teaching, thus providing a valuable resource for practical action against the many 'perplexing social issues'. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 0877939799. Our Book No: 23484. $15 AUD.
81. McNeice, Heather; Wangchuck, Her Majesty Gyalyum Sangay Choden (foreword) (2018). Yak on Track: An Unforgettable Adventure in the Last Himalayan Kingdom. Melbourne: Affirm Press. 276 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, light toning edges, minor edgewear. This is the personal story of Heather McNeice and a friend who went on a challenging trek to raise funds for the education of young Bhutanese girls. As the team face blizzards, avalanches, altitude sickness and snow blindness, their reward is a glimpse of life in the last Shangri-La. This book is a love song to Bhutan and its people, an intimate portrait of the only remaining Budddhist kingdom of the Himalayas. ISBN/ASIN: 9781925712483. Our Book No: 31071. $27 AUD.
82. Meeks, Arone Raymond (2002). Sisi and the Cassowary (1st ed). Sydney: Ashton Scholastic. 32 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, horizontal strip on free flyleaf (strip of paper removed leaving a light impression on the blue endpaper), minor edgewear. Childrenn's picture story by Arone Raymond Meeks, being an Aboriginal legend. Sisa gets lost from her family, and meets a boy named Bindi who has to gather berries before he can return home. Sisi offers to help him, and he tells her he will help her to return to her family. He disappears, and Sisi wonders how she will be able to find her family. A beautiful cassowary comes along and helps her return home. Sisi thinks that the cassowary has some features like the boy she met. The author has written and illustrated this beautiful book, and previously wrote and illustrated 'Enora and the Black Crane’. ISBN/ASIN: 1865045241. Our Book No: 41076. $30 AUD.
83. Michie, David (2017 (2013)). The Dalai Lama's Cat and the Art of Purring: A Novel (Australian, reprint ed). Sydney: Hay House Inc. 208 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, some creasing front cover, minor edgewear. This novel about the Dalai Lama’s cat is full of wisdom, warmth and a slight touch of mischief. HHC (His Holiness's cat) has to discover the true cause of happiness before the Dalai Lama returns from his teaching tour of America. ISBN/ASIN: 9781401943271. Our Book No: 41111. $12 AUD.
84. Mijares, Sharon G. (editor); Khalsa, Gurucharan Singh (editor) (2005). The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook: Alternative Methods for Understanding and Treating Mental Disorders. New York: Haworth Reference Press. 372 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-figures, minimal edgewear. This book of 16 essays, edited by Sharon Mijares and a co-editor, provides the latest theoretical perspectives and practical applications regarding psychospiritual and transpersonal treatments by recognized experts (under the general banner of 'positive and integrative psychotherapy’). Topics covered include psychospiritual aspects of a range of traditional personality disorders and psychosis, myth and religion, eastern religions, and the value of psychospiritual therapy centres. There are illustrations of body positions used in yoga and meditation plus photos, tables, figures, and detailed case studies. ISBN/ASIN: 9780789023247. Our Book No: 41109. $35 AUD.
85. Millan, Cesar; Pelitier, Melissa Jo (with) (2007). Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog - and Your Life (Reprint ed). New York: Three Rivers Press. 316 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, colour photos, few black & white text-photos, few corner tips pages folded corners, edges lightly foxed, light foxing flyleaf, minor edgewear spine edges & cover corner tips. Features stories of the dogs that Millan Cesar has met and helped. The book is easy to use and full of his trademark advice as shown on his American TV program. There are some dog behavior secrets to learn along the way. The goal of this book is to help strengthen the bond between you and your dog. ISBN/ASIN: 9780307381675. Our Book No: 31083. $12 AUD.
86. Mitchel, John; O’Shaughnessy, Peter (editor) (1988). The Gardens of Hell: John Mitchel in Van Diemen's Land 1850 - 1853 (1st ed). Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 126 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, frontispiece map, minor edgewear jacket, spine ends & bottom edge rear cover little rubbed. The memoir of an Irish nationalist who participated in the 1848 uprising, and was transported to Tasmania in 1850. This book mainly concerns Mitchel's confinement for three years as a political prisoner in Van Diemen's Land. He escaped and made his way to New York. The editor, Peter O'Shaughnessy, states that he examined the text of John Mitchel's Jail Journal which was published in Mitchel's newspaper 'The Citizen' in New York in 1854, from copies in the New York Public Library and in the State Library of Tasmania, Hobart. However, the principal source for the text published here has been the edition published by M. H. Gill & Son Ltd, Dublin, 1913. In this present edition, Chapters 1 and 2 are from the first 14 chapters, and Chapter 3 takes up Mitchel's time in Van Diemen's Land from the original Chapter XV. This biography is a good way to learn about a convict unknown to many Australians. ISBN/ASIN: 0864171919. Our Book No: 41124. $20 AUD.
87. Mitchell, Jean; Mitchell, Nancy (1992). A Mitchell Family on the Hawkesbury River: John and Jane Mitchell and Family 1842 - 1992. Gerringong, NSW: Jean Mitchell / Leader Printery. 118 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), black & white text-photos, maps, minimal annotation & staple mark two pages, minor edgewear. This self-published book by Jean and Nancy Mitchell commemorates the arrival in Sydney of John and Jane Mitchell on 7th January, 1842. The Mitchell family sailed from Liverpool, England on the 'Marchioness of Bute' on 12th September, 1841, and the voyage took 118 days. Jean and her cousin Nancy, have done a lot of research to bring the Mitchell family history to print. The book records what little is known of the Mitchell family life in England and here in Australia in the Hawkesbury region on the northwest outskirts of Sydney. Includes a map of the counties of England and Wales, and a map of the Hawkesbury region. (Cross mark, p84, staple hole p85.). ISBN/ASIN: 0646062484. Our Book No: 29332. $80 AUD.
88. Morais, Richard C. (2014). The Hundred-foot Journey (Reprint ed) [Film-tie-in]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 328 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, tiny cut spine, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This is a charming, readable and very funny novel set in India and France. Hassan Haji grew up in his grandfather’s restaurant in Mumbai, and enjoyed the visits to the local markets. The Hajis leave India on a journey around the world, eventually opening an Indian restaurant in Lumiere, a small town in the French mountains. The family takes the village by storm, provoking the ire of their neighbour - Madame Mallory, the proprietress of an esteemed French relais. This meeting leads young Hassan to Paris and a lot of new adventures. Now a major motion picture. ISBN/ASIN: 9781743319604. Our Book No: 31075. $12 AUD.
89. Morrissey, Di (2022). Before the Storm (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 410 pp. Paperback small thick trade, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, front hinge slightly split (all pages firm), minor edgewear. An Australian novel bi popular Di Morrissey, set in a Victorian beach town. Ellie Conlan leaves her city job and retreats to the beach town to stay with her grandfather who runs the local newspaper. Dark clouds gather as rumours fly and tensions mount in the O’Neill family, until Ellie has to confront her past. ISBN/ASIN: 9781760987404. Our Book No: 41102. $15 AUD.
90. Mould, Oli (2018). Against Creativity (1st ed). London: Verso. 234 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Oli Mould, a lecturer in human geography at University of London, suggests new ways to look at creativity. He shows that creativity is a barely hidden form of the ever-expanding marketplace, which unfortunately refuses to acknowledge anything - job, place, person - that can be used for profit-making (a hidden form of neoliberal appropriation). The author offers a radical redefinition of creativity, one embedded in the idea of collective flourishing, but outside of the tyranny of profit. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 9781786636485. Our Book No: 31087. $30 AUD.
91. O'Malley, Desmond (2015). Conduct Unbecoming: A Memoir. Dublin: Gill & MacMillan. 244 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, few colour photos, front & rear hinge slightly split (all pages firm), minor edgewear. In this political memoir, Irish politician Desmond O'Malley gives fresh insights into the events that have shaped Ireland's past and present - including the Arms Crisis, the Troubles and the Beef Tribunal. His story starts in 1970 with his dramatic appointment as Minister for Justice as the Arms Crisis had Ireland sitting on the verge of anarchy. He recollects the battles with his nemesis Charles Haughey, his removal from Fianna Fail 'for conduct unbecoming a party member', and the foundation of the Progressive Democrats. He does not hold back from uncomfortable truths. ISBN/ASIN: 9780717168309. Our Book No: 41107. $20 AUD.
92. Oddie, William (editor); Chesterton, G. K. (2010). The Holiness of G. K. Chesterton (1st ed). Leominster, Hereford: Gracewing Publishing. 140 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. A book of essays, edited by William Oddie, about the Christian and spiritual life of the famous English essayist and novelist, G. K. Chesterton. He was well known for his Father Brown mysteries. Six distinguished contributors explore his religious life, and contemplate introducing a cause for his ultimate canonisation. ISBN/ASIN: 9780852447253. Our Book No: 41148. $25 AUD.
93. Panton, Joseph Anderson; Anderson, Hugh (editor) (2018). Strength in Battle: The Memoirs of Joseph Anderson Panton, Goldfields Commissioner and Magistrate (1st ed). Melbourne, North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 345 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings (lithographs, watercolours, & few text-photos), bottom corners few pages little creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of Joseph Anderson Panton, who came to Australia from Scotland during the colonial era. He was a high-minded pillar of society as well as a scourge of poor miners and political foes. His previously unpublished memoirs trace vividly his strange career as itinerant dignitary, severe commissioner and magistrate, vigneron, pastoralist and painter, showing new and surprising aspects of colonial social life. This book will interest anyone wanting to learn more about life on the Victorian goldfields. Edited and annotated by Hugh Anderson. ISBN/ASIN: 9781925588880. Our Book No: 31082. $30 AUD.
94. Patrick, Aaron (2022). Ego: Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Party's Civil War. Sydney: HarperCollins. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, corner tips covers & cover join to spine little creased, minor edgewear. Journalist Aaron Patrick reveals the egos, alliances and thwarted power that left a trail of personal destruction across the Australian political world, during the time of Malcolm Turnbull as prime Minister (not really his fault). The author reveals the stories behind the Morrison government’s biggest scandals, from the shocking allegations against Christian Porter to the treatment of women inside the Liberal Party. These stories have profound implications for Australian politics, media and society. ISBN/ASIN: 9781460761434. Our Book No: 41154. $30 AUD.
95. Pennacchio, Marcello; Snell, Danny (illustrator) (2014). Somewhere in Australia (1st, reprint ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic Australia. 22 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, stapled, full-page colour drawings, minor creasing covers & spine. This Australian picture book by Marcello Pennacchio uses Australian native animals to count from one to ten. Ten is the famous red back spider and her family. The beautiful full-page colour drawings by Danny Snell will delight children and adults. Based on the classic rhyme 'Over in the Meadow'. A very special book to have as part of any children's collection. ISBN/ASIN: 9781743623121. Our Book No: 41089. $15 AUD.
96. Perry, John (editor) (2002). Doing Fieldwork: Eight Personal Accounts of Social Research (Reissue ed). Sydney: UNSW Press / Deakin University Press. 155 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, black & white text-photos, rear cover lightly scratched, minor edgewear. This book, edited by John Perry, aims to introduce students to the conduct of fieldwork, the way in which anthropologists and sociologists go about the business of collecting the 'facts' that are the basis for later theory and description. These eight personal accounts of their first experience of field research by academics at Deakin University were presented at a seminar for staff and student discussion. Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, specialises in distance education. (Reissue edition, with new ISBN. Originally published, 1989.). ISBN/ASIN: 0868405337. Our Book No: 23512. $25 AUD.
97. Peters-Little, Frances (2023). Jimmy Little, A Yorta Yorta Man: A Celebration of the Life of an Australian Music Legend (1st ed). Melbourne: Hardie Grant Books. 258 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. This is the story of an Australian music legend Jimmy Little. He was born on the banks of the Murray River, he came from a family with a rich connection to music and advocacy. He went on to win the hearts of a nation despite racism and discrimination. He consistently topped the charts with music that crossed multiple genres: from pop to country, folk songs and bush ballads. In this book, his daughter Frances Peters-Little shares the full story of her father's life. He shared his personal reflections, on the moments that made him, in several interviews before his death in 2012. ISBN/ASIN: 9781743799062. Our Book No: 41137. $35 AUD.
98. Pfungst, Oskar; Rosenthal, Robert (editor) (1965). Clever Hans: The Horse of Mr von Osten [Henry Holt Editions in Psychology]. New York: Holt, Rinehart Winston. 274 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black & white photo frontispiece, minimal cancelled EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamp title page, card pocket rear pastedown), edges & rear endpapers lightly foxed, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. The curious story of a German horse who could do arithmetical calculations by tapping his hoof. Oskar Pfungst, a psychology student, investigated and found Hans was responding to subtle cues from his owner. A classic book about the power of the scientific method in investigating strange phenomena and human cognitive bias. This new edition by publisher Holt, Rinehart Winston is edited by American psychologist Robert Rosenthal. ISBN/ASIN: B002O5W4XK. Our Book No: 13278. $20 AUD.
99. Piper, Karen (2006). Left in the Dust: How Race and Politics Created a Human and Environmental Tragedy in L.A. [Los Angeles]. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 223 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. Karen Piper writes a unique and personal story about the environmental disaster regarding the diversion of water away from Owens Lake to supply water to the City of Los Angeles. The resulting problems include that the now dry lakebed has created a toxic dust bowl. ISBN/ASIN: 9781403969316. Our Book No: 23603. $20 AUD.
100. Ramczyk, Suzanne M. (2002). Delicious Dissembling: A Compleat Guide to Performing Restoration Comedy. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann. 186 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white drawings, spine lightly faded, minor edgewear. Drawing on her directing experience, and years of leading workshops on Restoration theatre, Suzanne Ramczyk provides an historic overview of the period and the literature. She also provides analysis of the major literary devices and features, methods to approach vocal interpretation of highly artificial text, a solid grounding in period manners and movement, specific exercises to get actors quickly and easily into the Restoration style, detailed artwork of period costumes, as well as illustrations of such period necessities as bows, curtsies, the 'language' of the fan and snuff-taking. The author is an American professor of theatre arts. ISBN/ASIN: 0325003750. Our Book No: 23407. $20 AUD.
101. Ratey, John J.; Johnson, Catherine (1997). Shadow Syndromes (Recognizing and Coping with the Hidden Psychological Disorders that can Influence your Behaviour and Silently Determine the Course of your Life). New York: Pantheon Books. 389 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth spine, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. John Ratey and Catherine Johnson describe a range of troubling mental disorders (‘shadow syndromes') reflecting slight brain impairment, eg, mild autism, hypomania, mild obsessive-compulsive disorder, intermittent rage disorder, mild depression, and mild attention-deficit disorder. These disorders result in a persistent difficulty throughout life in getting along with people and society.The authors also speak from personal experience: John has adult ADHD, and Catherine has atypical depression and an autistic child. ISBN/ASIN: 0679439684. Our Book No: 11714. $20 AUD.
102. Reid, Hazel L. (editor); Westergaard, Jane (editor) (2006). Providing Support and Supervision: An Introduction for Professionals Working with Young People (1st ed). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge / Taylor & Francis. 185 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear. These essays explain the underlying concepts behind support and supervision, and engages with the concepts, models and techniques that determine effective day-to-day practice. The writers bring a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience across the range of helping professionals to create a book that will help practitioners, their managers, the organisations for which they work, as well as those on a wide range of professional training courses. Edited by Hazel Reid and Jane Westergaard, British career guidance lecturers. ISBN/ASIN: 0415376076. Our Book No: 23476. $30 AUD.
103. Renton, Ronald W. (editor); Osborne, Brian D. (editor) (2003). Exploring New Roads: Essays on Neil Munro. Isle of Colonsay, Scotland: House of Lochar. 245 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black text-photos & drawings (including frontispiece), minor edgewear. A collection of new essays on the life and work of Neil Munro. Munro is increasingly recognised as a significant figure on the Scottish literary scene. This collection is the first to bring scholarly attention to the many aspects of his career, including journalism, historical novels and humour. Edited by Ronald Renton and Brian Osborne. ISBN/ASIN: 1899863761. Our Book No: 23319. $15 AUD.
104. Reynolds, Henry (2021). Truth-telling: History, Sovereignty and the Uluru Statement (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth Publishing / University of New South Wales Press. 274 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Henry Reynolds, the noted Australian historian, has been inspired by the 'Uluru Statement from the Heart', and its statement that Indigenous sovereignty 'has been ceded or extinguished'. He revisits the very premise of the settlement of Australia and challenges us to do the same. This book shows why our national War Memorial must acknowledge the frontier wars, why we must change the date of our national day, and why treaties are important. ISBN/ASIN: 9781742236940. Our Book No: 41136. $28 AUD.
105. Roberts, Andrew (2020). Leadership in War: Lessons from Those Who Made History (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 221 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, tiny scuff rear cover, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. This book is a collection of stories about wartime leaders of the last 200 years. Andrew Roberts states in his introduction that it is from a series of lectures he gave between 2014 and 2018. He has focused on nine important leaders: Napoleon Bonaparte, Horatio Nelson, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, George C. Marshall, Charles De Gaulle, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Margaret Thatcher. ISBN/ASIN: 9780141987545. Our Book No: 41116. $20 AUD.
106. Saki; Lambert, J. W. (editor) (1969). The Bodley Head Saki: Short Stories: The Unbearable Bassington (Reprint ed). London: Bodley Head. 489 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, small sticker mark front cover jacket, non-author written dedication front free flyleaf. Nearly 50 years after his death on the Western Front, Hector Hugh Munro, better known as Saki, still shines among the small group of English masters of the short story. His witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. This selection, edited by J. W. Lambert, contains 52 short stories, and 'The Unbearable Bassington' as a full story. . ISBN/ASIN: 0370005511. Our Book No: 24136. $20 AUD.
107. Sayer, Mandy (1998). Dreamtime Alice: A Memoir (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 368 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, thick card covers (with flaps), cover corner tips lightly creased, few light creases front cover, spine creased, two pages small tears & creases bottom edge, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Mandy Sayer, in a well written memoir, reveals the years she spent performing on the streets of New York and New Orleans with her father. Gerry Sayer was a jazz drummer, and an Irish charmer with many stories. The author has also written about her transformation from the girl searching for her father’s love into a woman who could invent her own language as a writer - and who found her own voice. ISBN/ASIN: 0091836212. Our Book No: 31076. $20 AUD.
108. Semco, Art Needlework Pty Ltd (1935). Semco Playcard Series: Book 2 and Book 3: With Needle, Threads, and Pricking Pin (2 items) [Semco Playcard Series]. Black Rock, VIC: Semco Art Needlework. Each: 4 pp. Each: Ephemera small oblong, good condition, colour drawings (with colour thread, front & rear), pages lightly toned, some edgewear, pencil annotation front cover. Book 2: Pages attached to covers by spine thread, envelope attached to the inside front cover (contains thread and instructional card, but needle and pricking pin missing). Book 3: Pages detached (no spine thread), envelope inside front cover (empty). These two pieces of Australian ephemera are Books 2 and 3 of a series of six illustrated booklets designed to be embroidered with a running stitch by pricking the design, then sewing with the threads. The Semco booklets (published in Victoria) are tutorial guides with colour illustrations designed to be instructional guides. Book 2 is a counting booklet with the numbers 1 to 5 in stitches and a colour illustration. Book 3 is matching objects (a pot plant and a watering can, a bucket and spade, a tennis racket and a ball). The sewing in both booklets have been completed by the previous owner. (No date, but 1930s.). Our Book No: 41129. $40 AUD.
109. Singer, Peter (2003). Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 322 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, top corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. A biography about the Peter Singer's grandfather, David Ernst Oppenheim (1881-1943). This is a very personal and hauntingly universal story. The author tells the story through the prism of letters and assorted papers that he discovered in a relative's apartment in Melbourne. He made startling discoveries about his grandparents' early romantic attachments, the basis on which they decide to marry, their professional aspirations, and their differing views on Judaism. His grandfather worked with both both Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler. His grandfather died in a Jewish ghetto in Czechoslovakia in 1943. (He did not know he would later have a grandson, who became the noted philosopher Peter Singer.). ISBN/ASIN: 0732277434. Our Book No: 41081. $25 AUD.
110. Skinner, B. F. (1976). Particulars of My Life (1st U.K. ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 309 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First book of a three-part autobiography of B. F. Skinner, the famous pioneer but controversial American psychologist, considered the father of behaviourism. This part covers childhood in rural Pennsylvania, and his decision to abandon a literary life and study psychology at Harvard University, where he eventually became Professor of Psychology. ISBN/ASIN: 0224013149. Our Book No: 4406. $30 AUD.
111. Smith, Bren (2019). Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer (1st ed). Sydney: Murdoch Books. 303 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. In this part memoir and part manifesto, Bren Smith, a Canadian commercial fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer, shares a bold new vision for the future of food. He shows how we can transform our food system while enjoying delicious, nutritious, locally grown produce, and how restorative ocean farming has the potential to create millions of new jobs and protect our planet in the face of climate change. The book also has recipes from chefs Brooks Headley and David Santos. The book is written with the humour and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale. ISBN/ASIN: 9781760525255. Our Book No: 31084. $30 AUD.
112. Snow, C. P.; Collini, Stefan (introduction) (2017). The Two Cultures (21st ptg ed) [Canto Classics]. Cambridge: Canto / Cambridge University Press (CUP). 107 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, crease front cover along spine, minimal edgewear. The classic text by C. P. Snow about how the intellectual life of society is split between the sciences and the arts / humanities. This reissue has an introduction by Stefan Collini, charting the history and context of the subsequent debate, its implications and its afterlife. ISBN/ASIN: 9781107606142. Our Book No: 41112. $20 AUD.
113. Stone, Elaine Murray (2004). Dorothy Day: Champion of the Poor. New York: Paulist Press. 122 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few full-page drawings, minor edgewear. Elaine Murray Stone has written a biography for young adults of Dorothy Day, the radical and controversial but celebrated American Catholic activist, who worked with the poor and the marginalized. She has been proposed for canonization. ISBN/ASIN: 0809167190. Our Book No: 13193. $10 AUD.
114. Szasz, Thomas S. (1974). Ideology and Insanity: Essays on the Psychiatric Dehumanization of Man (1st p/b ed). Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 254 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Fourteen essays by Thomas Szasz in which the controversial American psychiatrist and psychoanalyst encourages us to wage war on the false front of medicalised mental illness. Psychiatry too often serves as a convenient way of avoiding confrontations with moral conflicts and social problems. ISBN/ASIN: 0140218262. Our Book No: 18244. $12 AUD.
115. Tangye, Derek (1965). A Cat in the Window. London: Four Square Books / New English Library (NEL). 125 pp. Paperback wide trade, good condition, black & white drawings, spine lightly creased, minor foxing edges & inside covers, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Derek Tangye describes his family life in an isolated seaside cliff-top cottage, Minack, in Cornwall, in the delightful company of their cat Monty. Our Book No: 9701. $10 AUD.
116. Tucker, James; von Rosenberg, Otto (pseudonym); Roderick, Colin (editor) (1996). The Grahame's Vengeance, or The Fate of James the First, King of Scotland: A Historical Drama in Three Acts. Townsville: Foundation for Australian Literary Studies / James Cook University. 85 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, two black & white text-photos original text (including frontispiece), minor edgewear. An historical drama (play) about the murder of James I of Scotland, originally written by Robert Grahame in 1437. This modern play version was written by the convict James Tucker, author of 'Ralph Rashleigh' at Port Macquarie, New South Wales, in 1845. Tucker adopted the pen-name 'Otto von Rosenberg'. This is the first authentic transcription of the manuscript into modern English (in 1996), together with a biographical sketch and commentary on the play. ISBN/ASIN: 0864435827. Our Book No: 13232. $15 AUD.
117. Viorst, Milton (2001). In the Shadow of the Prophet: The Struggle for the Soul of Islam (1st ed). Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 355 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor rubbing bottom edge, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. Milton Viorst explores the complex struggle to reconcile the Muslim community's fierce determination to live by traditional Islamic law and beliefs with the desire for economic and political power in the modern world. ISBN/ASIN: 0813339022. Our Book No: 41125. $20 AUD.
118. Walsh, Bill (2000). Lapsing into a Comma: A Curmudgeon's Guide to the Many Things That Can Go Wrong in Print - and How to Avoid Them. Chicago: Contemporary Books. 245 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, top edge faintly toned, minor edgewear. Part entertaining commentary and part reference stylebook, Bill Walsh addresses not only the usual word usage topics, but some new and obscure issues not found in the traditional copy editor manuals. The author, a chief copy editor at the Washington Post, strikes an often unpredictable balance between the traditional and the progressive in examining American English in the computer age. ISBN/ASIN: 0809225352. Our Book No: 23396. $15 AUD.
119. Watson, Graham (1980). Book Society. London: Andre Deutsch. 164 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), grey background colour jacket, light foxing top edge book & reverse side jacket, minor edgewear, owner's written name & address. Graham Watson writes about his life as a literary agent. He joined Curtis Brown, the doyen of literary agents, in 1947, and later became head of the firm. In this delightful memoir, he tells stories about John Steinbeck, Victor Gollancz, Richard Gordon and a host of other members of the literary high life in London. ISBN/ASIN: 0233971602. Our Book No: 23543. $15 AUD.
120. White, Patrick (2008). Patrick White Collected Plays, Volume 1: The Ham Funeral, The Season at Sarsaparilla, A Cheery Soul, Night on Bald Mountain (Reprint ed) [Australian Dramatists Series]. Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency Press. 361 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, few black & white photos, corner tips front cover & few pages creased, spine ends little rubbed, small piece missing top corners few pages near spine at rear (text complete), minor edgewear. This book is Volume 1 of 'The Collected Plays of Patrick White'. In 1961, following a now-famous controversy in which the Board of the Adelaide Festival rejected 'The Ham Funeral', it was brought to the stage by the Adelaide Theatre Guild. This expressionist drama, very European in consciousness, was the first of its kind to reach the Australian main stage. ISBN/ASIN: 9780868191249. Our Book No: 31088. $20 AUD.
121. Ying, Ying (2013). Starting with Max: How a Wise Stray Dog Gave Me Strength and Inspiration (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 198 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. This wonderful story by Ying Ying is about starting a new life in Australia after leaving friends and family in China. She adopted a stray dog named Max who becomes a much loved family member. Ying Ying reflects on matters of significance such as love, faith, ageing, mortality and creation as she tells Max's inspiring story. ISBN/ASIN: 9781743317945. Our Book No: 27149. $15 AUD.