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1. Aeschylus; Postgate, Raymond (editor) (1969). The Agamemnon of Aeschylus. Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press. 141 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket (glassine jacket missing), very good condition, brown cloth cover (gilt spine lettering on black label), bookplate, autograph (author's written name). The first of a trilogy of Greek tragedies written by Aeschylus in the 5th century BC. King Agamemnon returns from the Trojan War and is murdered by his wife. A private press book. Text edited by Raymond Postgate, with an introduction, a commentary and a translation into modern English prose. (Limited edition of 500 unnumbered autographed copies. Text in Greek and English. Bookplate of Geoffrey Farmer, Australian librarian and researcher of private press books.). ISBN/ASIN: B000VE724C. Our Book No: 15658. $40 AUD.
2. Alisjahbana, S. Takdir; Anderson, Benedict R. (translator) (1981). Indonesia: Social and Cultural Revolution (Reprint ed) [Oxford in Asia Paperbacks]. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 206 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, endpaper maps, minor edgewear, small bump top edge front cover, minor foxing edges, fore-edge creased few pages, owner's written name. This book is best described in the author's own words 'as a contemplation of Indonesian life'. The book is written in the form of essays rather than a reasoned series of chapters. It is the study of Indonesian culture, an autobiography, because the author writes in a personal manner and draws upon his own experiences to illustrate his points, and a commentary on the often obscure and baffling course of Indonesian politics before and after independence. (Translated into English.). ISBN/ASIN: 0196380820. Our Book No: 27515. $15 AUD.
3. Arresto, C. G. H.; van Goor, S.; Jacobus, J. W. (translator) (1805). De Oost-Indien-Vaarer: Tooneelspel in Vier Bedrijven naar Het Hoogduitsch van C. G. H. Arresto (2nd ed) [Dutch language]. Amsterdam: H. Moolenijzer. 168 pp. Hardback small, good condition, no jacket, very good condition, marbled board covers (dark brown leatherette spine), vignette title page, pages little wavy (poor quality paper, minor creasing), untrimmed (edges roughly cut & toned), edgewear, minor annotation. (Dutch language.) Second edition. An historic play translated from German into Dutch. Title (in English): "The East-Indiaman: A Stage Play in Three Acts”. SCARCE: published in 1805. (Dutch languagr.). Our Book No: 16590. $80 AUD.
4. Aswany, Alaa Al; Wright, Jonathan (translator) (2011). On the State of Egypt: What Made the Revolution Inevitable. New York: Vintage. 192 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, top corners two pages creased, pages lightly toned, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear corner tips. This is a chronicle of Egyptian society, stating the most urgent issues - economic stagnation, police brutality, poverty, the harassment of women and of the Christian minority - that led to the overthrow of the Mubarak government. The author is one of Egypt's most acclaimed writers. Translated from Arabic. ISBN/ASIN: 9780307946980. Our Book No: 40458. $10 AUD.
5. Barroso, Gustavo; Cunninghame Graham, R. B. (translator) (1924). Mapirunga. London: Heinemann. 39 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing) as common, good condition, quarter-bound (white vellum spine, cream paper-covered board covers), gilt title on front cover & spine, covers & pages lightly toned, minimal faint foxing (mostly edges). (No 190 of a limited edition of 350 copies, autographed by the translator. Originally written in the Spanish language by Gustavo Barroso, and here translated, with an extended preface by R. B. Cunninghame Graham. Brazilian fiction - a short tale of revenge and honor defended in the Sertao region of Brazil. Our Book No: 16072. $30 AUD.
6. Bauby, Jean-Dominique; Leggatt, Jeremy (translator) (1997). The Diving-bell and the Butterfly (Reprint ed). London: Fourth Estate. 141 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed, a victim of "locked in syndrome." Once known for his gregariousness and wit, he found himself imprisoned in an inert body, able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. The miracle is that in doing so he was able to compose this stunningly eloquent memoir. In a voice that is by turns wistful and mischievous, angry and sardonic, Bauby gives us a celebration of the liberating power of consciousness. This triumphant book lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. ISBN/ASIN: 1857027795. Our Book No: 17364. $15 AUD.
7. Bauby, Jean-Dominique; Leggatt, Jeremy (translator) (2004). The Diving-bell and the Butterfly (Reprint ed). London: HarperPerennial. 139 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as common, minor edgewear. In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed, a victim of "locked in syndrome." Once known for his gregariousness and wit, he found himself imprisoned in an inert body, able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. The miracle is that in doing so he was able to compose this stunningly eloquent memoir. In a voice that is by turns wistful and mischievous, angry and sardonic, Bauby gives us a celebration of the liberating power of consciousness. This triumphant book lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. (Front cover states: Now a major film. Plus 18-page postscript about the author, the book and the film.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780007139842. Our Book No: 18039. $10 AUD.
8. Bauerdick, Rolf; Dollenmayer, David (translator) (2013). The Madonna on the Moon (1st translated ed). London: Atlantic Books. 401 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. This crime fiction novel is set in a fictitious country. To emphasize its fictionality, the diacritics required by the Romanian spelling of the names of persons, places, and things have been dispensed with. In November 1957, as communism tightens its hold on Eastern Europe, strange events are beginning to upend daily life in Baia Luna, a small village at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Pavel Botev (15-yo) notices that the village's sacred Madonna statue has been stolen and the priest is found murdered in the rectory. Pavel's search for the answers to the mystery lead him into the frontiers of a new world, changing his life forever. Winner of the European Book Prize 2012. (First published as "Wie die Madonna auf den Mond Kam" in Germany.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781848875043. Our Book No: 28983. $15 AUD.
9. Bernier, Francois (1909). Bernier's Voyage to the East Indies, Containing the History of the Late Revolution of the Empire of the Great Mogul [etc] (1st English ed). Calcutta: Society for the Resuscitation of Indian Literature / H. C. Dass, for Elysium Press. 203 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, rebound quarter-bound (blue speckled paper-covered boards, black cloth spine with vertical paper title label), title page moderately foxed, corner tip clipped title page & few rear pages, pages lightly toned (edges toned), cover corners worn, minor edgewear. Title continues: "Together with the most considerable passages for five years following in that empire, to which is added, a letter to the Lord Colbert, touching the extent of Hindustan the circulation the Gold and Silver of the World, to discharge itself there; as also the Riches, Forces and Justice of the same; and the principal Cause of the Decay of the States of Asia, with an exact description of Delhi and Agra, together with  Some particulars making known the Court and Genius of the Moguls and Indians; as also the Doctrine and extravagant Superstitions and Customs of the Heathens of Hindustan, [II] The Emperor of Mogul's Voyage to the Kingdom of Kasmere in 1664, called the Paradise of the Indies". First stand-alone English edition. Reprinted from a book of unpublished travel voyages, edited by John Pinkerton, in 8 volumes 1808-1814, describing a voyage to India by French physician Francois Bernier (1620 - 1688) in about the 1660s. He stayed in India 12 years studying the Mughal Empire. ISBN/ASIN: B002I5ETXY. Our Book No: 13120. $100 AUD.
10. Betro, Maria Carmela; George, Amanda S. (translated); Bockol, Leslie J. (editor) (1996). Hieroglyphics: The Writings of Ancient Egypt (1st stated, reprint ed). New York: Abbeville Press. 251 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece, map, black & white photos & drawings, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (bottom corner little rubbed). This complete handbook details the secrets of the hieroglyphic writing of the Nile Valley, being a still-vivid look at the gods, the people, and the everyday life of the Ancient Egyptians. This fascinating book traces the origins and the meaning of each sign, as well as its graphic stylization. There is a complete glossary, a bibliography, and an index. The book is a valuable resource for the casual reader, students and specialists. ISBN/ASIN: 0789202328. Our Book No: 28745. $30 AUD.
11. Bjork, Christina; Anderson, Lena (illustrator); Sandin, Joan (translator) (1992). Linnea in Monet's Garden (Reprint ed) [Linnea Books]. New York: R. & S. Books. 53 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour & black & white photos & drawings, faint foxing top edge. Linnea visits Claude Monet's garden in Paris. She sees many of his actual paintings. Now she understands what it means for a painter to be called an Impressionist. This innovative art book for children contains many beautiful full-color photos of many of the French artist's famous paintings.(Translated from the Swedish language.). ISBN/ASIN: 9129583144. Our Book No: 21049. $15 AUD.
12. Black, Keda; Chadwick, Alice (illustrator; Rooney, Deirdre (photographer) (2011). The Illustrated Student Cookbook: A Step-by-step Guide to Everyday Essentials (1st English ed). London: Murdoch Books. 34 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial covers, black & white & single-colour drawings, colour text-photos, top corners minimally bumped, tiny dent fore-edge front cover, black texta spot bottom edge. This book for students has been written to help them prepare a cheap and healthy meal. The book tells you what you need, there are 30 plus recipes to fit any occasion, and details on how to prepare the meal with photos to show the final result. (Translated from the French.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781742663418. Our Book No: 30530. $25 AUD.
13. Bohm, Carl; Morgan, Mrs John P. (1915). Still as the Night (Still wie die Nacht): Song [Plate: B4331]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 6 pp. Paperback quarto, looseleaf (toned tape remnants at joins), good condition, covers minimally foxed, little loose at fold repaired, pages little toned, minor edgewear. (Estimated copyright, 1910s - Trove catalogue.) Sheet music for this old German Love song, Opus 326, no 27. No 2 style underlined. Lyrics in German and English languages. English lyrics by Mrs Morgan, the only translation authorised by the publisher. By arrangement with Alfred Lengnick & Co., London. Our Book No: 14853. $10 AUD.
14. Bohny, Nicholas (1982). The New Picture Book, being Pictorial Lessons on Form, Comparison, and Number, for Children Under Seven Years of Age, with Explanations [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 36 pp. Hardback oblong folio, very good plus condition, colour plates, pictorial board cover (red cloth spine), in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. The 36 single-sided pages of colour drawings, two or three per page, each picture of familiar things, has a caption underneath asking questions about the picture. Originally published in Germany, 1850, then (English translation) in Edinburgh by Edmonston & Douglas, 1858. By German educator, who believed that children initially learn by doing and visualising pictures. Inspired by Froebel's Kindergarten movement, involving creative play. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16943. $50 AUD.
15. Bolliger, Max; Lenica, Jan (illustrator); Bell, Anthea (translation) (1986). The Magic Bird (1st ed). London: Andersen / Hutchinson of Australia. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, cover corners bumped, tiny tear at cover join to spine, spine ends little bumped, minimal EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamp & label remains inside rear cover), top corner tips few pages little creased. A children's picture story, being a German fable about reconciliation. The last giant and the last dwarf on earth spend their time tormenting each other until they unite to try to save a little bird's life. The bright drawings will appeal to all ages. ISBN/ASIN: 0862641462. Our Book No: 27470. $20 AUD.
16. Bonaparte, Napoleon; Luvaas, Jay (editor) (2001). Napoleon on the Art of War (New ed). New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster. 196 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner last page creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The editor spent over three decades poring through the 32 volumes of Napoleon's correspondence, carefully translating and editing all of his writings on the art of war, and arranging them into seamless essays. The author is a military historian who has brought together in one volume the military genius of Napoleon. This fascinating book will interest anyone interested in military writing, students of history, and business leaders looking for insights on strategy (selected, edited, translated. ISBN/ASIN: 0684872714. Our Book No: 30573. $15 AUD.
17. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich; Noble, Bernard (translator); Wolf, Ernst (introduction) (1962). Act and Being (U.K. ed). London: Collins. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flyleaves & edges lightly foxed, owner's rubber stamps (crossed out), minor text annotation, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. One of the German theologian's earliest writings, presented to the University of Berlin in 1931. Its two themes are transcendental philosophy and ontology, seen as underlying two theological tendencies: theology of act, and theology of being. This is a U.K. edition (Collins, London) Our Book No: 13938. $20 AUD.
18. Boulle, Pierre; Fielding, Xan (translator) (1984). The Bridge on the River Kwai (Reprint ed). Isle of Man: Fontana Books. 157 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The famous novel by Pierre Boulle of British POWs in the hell of a Japanese forced labour camps in Thailand during World War 2, involving the construction of the Burma-Thailand Railway. Translated from the French. ISBN/ASIN: 0006161189. Our Book No: 24791. $12 AUD.
19. Brahms, Johannes; Whistler, Robert (translator) (1931). Brahms: 15 Selected Songs - English and German Words: Book Two [Plate: 3083]. London: Alfred Lengnick & Co. 64 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, spine torn & repaired, corners little worn, pages lightly toned. (Copyright date: 1931.) Sheet music from the German composer. Low Voice underlined. Poems that inspired some of the best-loved songs of Brahms, in dual English and German text. The 15 are: Love and the Lilac Flower; Twilight; Nightingale; On the Lake; Swallow From Over the Sea; Constancy; No Longer to Entreat You; Ever Lighter; The Message; To a Violet; Haven (In How Kind a Fashion); Why Go Barefoot, Pretty One; Parting; Serenade; Roses Three. Our Book No: 13882. $15 AUD.
20. Breunesse, Caroline; McCreadie, Catherine (translator) (1997). Visiting Vincent van Gogh [Adventures in Art]. Munich: Prestel-Verlag. 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour drawings. This series opens up the world of art to children of all ages. This very special children's picture book visits the different places where the famous Dutch artist lived and worked, and shows how he saw the world which he captured in his brightly coloured paintings. ISBN/ASIN: 3791318764. Our Book No: 25128. $12 AUD.
21. Bunroku, Shishi; Iwata, Toyoo; Riggs, Lynne E. (translator) (2006). School of Freedom [Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies]. Ann Arbor, MI: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. A humorous novel set in 1950's Tokyo (Japan), during a time when the Japanese were adjusting to the defeat of war, plus the new freedoms arising from the culture of the occupation forces (particularly American), left-wing trade unionism, frank literature, black marketeers, etc. The author, Shishi Bunroku, is a pseudonym (pen-name) for Toyoo Iwata. ISBN/ASIN: 1929280408. Our Book No: 12746. $20 AUD.
22. Camilleri, Andrea; Sartarelli, Stephen (translator) (2019). The Other End of the Line (1st U.K. ed). London: Mantle Pan Macmillan. 297 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal creasing spine, minor edgewear. The 24th Inspector Montalbano mystery. In his coastal home town of Vigata, Sicily, a surge of migrants have been coming in by boat, and all the town's hands are on deck to help the arrivals. Then one night, while Montalbano is enduring yet another gruelling stint at the port, a separate crime is committed - Elena, the dressmaker is found dead - slaughtered by her own scissors. As he makes his enquiries, the Inspector wonders whether the two events are connected. ISBN/ASIN: 9781529001822. Our Book No: 17928. $16 AUD.
23. Carrion, Jorge; Bush, Peter (translator) (2016). Bookshops (1st U.K. ed). London: Maclehose Press. 304 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. This fascinating book is a travelogue of a lucid and curious observer, full of anecdotes and stories from the universe of writing, publishing and selling books. The author travels to Shakespeare & Co in Paris, Wells in Winchester, Green Apple Books in San Francisco, Librairie des Colonnes in Tangier, and The Strand Book Store in New York. The author touches on the role of bookshops in today's ever-changing climate of globalisation, disappearing high streets, and e-readers, and gives a compelling case for hope. He underlines the importance of bookshops and the magic that happens there. (Translated from Spanish.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780857054449. Our Book No: 30218. $20 AUD.
24. Cassinelli, Gino Del Sante (editor); Huaman Chang, Daniel (photos); Light, Stephen (translation) (2006). Flowers of Machu Picchu Including Orchids (1st ed). Peru: Publisher Not Stated. 120 pp. Paperback wide trade, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, map, colour text-photos (some full-page), faint foxing title page & top edge inside rear cover, small dent top edge rear cover, minor edgewear. This book describes and illustrates 96 of the most distinctive flowers of the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary. It is a simple field guide designed for the non-specialist visitor walking any section of the Inca Trail or touring the citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru. ISBN/ASIN: 9972917223. Our Book No: 27147. $30 AUD.
25. Chirichigno, Patrizia (editor); Mugnai, Lisa (chef); Hili, John Luke (dietician); Dryburgh, Shona (translator) (2009). Portuguese Cooking (Reprint ed). Florence, Italy: Casa Editrice Bonechi. 127 pp. Paperback small quarto, thick card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition, colour photos, minimal edgewear. Portuguese Cooking, edited by Patrizia Chirichigno (Casa Editrice Bonechi, 2009). This book is an unforgettable journey into the wonderful flavours and colours of this fascinating country. The flaps inside the covers give a rich description of Portugal and the people as well as the foods that make up the culture of Portugal. ISBN/ASIN: 9788847609211. Our Book No: 26622. $18 AUD.
26. Cleary, J. C. (1991). Worldly Wisdom: Confucian Teachings of the Ming Dynasty (1st ed) [Shambhala Dragon Editions]. Boston: Shambhala. 172 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, illustrated endpapers, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, small scuff rear cover, minor edgewear. This book has a selection of passages (sayings) from 37 leading Chinese thinkers of the later Ming dynasty (16th - 17th centuries), a peak period of Confucian creativity that was influenced by Buddhism and Taoism. Chosen for their practical interest and universal appeal, the passages are concerned with how to develop the personality, conduct social relations, and order society. They emphasize the cultivation of spiritual qualities as a means of operating harmoniously and successfully in the world. The philosophical, religious, and sociopolitical teachings of Confucianism have played a central role in East Asian culture for many centuries. Translated and edited by J. C. Cleary. First edition stated. ISBN/ASIN: 0877736014. Our Book No: 27929. $15 AUD.
27. Cleary, Thomas (1999). Zen and the Art of Insight (1st ed) [Shambhala Dragon Editions]. Boston: Shambhala. 159 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, decorative free flyleaves, top spine little bumped, minor edgewear. Thomas Cleary has selected and translated key passages from throughout the Prajnaparamita ('perfection of wisdom') sutras. For 2000 years, these Mahayana Buddhist scriptures have guided the appproch to profound insight that transcends the limits of thinking. He presents these key teachings with commentary, and as exercises in learning freedom. First edition stated. ISBN/ASIN: 1570625166. Our Book No: 27243. $15 AUD.
28. Cragg, Kenneth (1995). Readings in the Qur'an: Selected and Translated With an Introductory Essay (Reprint ed). London: Fount / HarperCollinsReligious. 389 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark inside rear cover. This new translation into lucid modern English opens the way to a fuller meeting with the mind of the Qur'an [Koran], for both new readers and scholars. Abridged to two-thirds of its original length, and re-arranged to display the eight great themes, the readings present the substance of Islam as revealed in the Qur'an. Written in contemporary prose to aid understanding by non-Arabic speakers. ISBN/ASIN: 0006279597. Our Book No: 22157. $10 AUD.
29. Cuvier, Georges; Pietsch, Theodore W. (editor) (1995). Historical Portrait of the Progress of Ichthyology, from its Origins to Our Own Time (1st ed) [Foundations of Natural History]. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP). 366 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, figures (including frontispiece), top edge foxed, owner's sticker, protected by removable archival plastic sleeve. A classic French text, here in English translation, that traces the development of the science of the study of fishes (ichthyology). He also outlines a criteria for classification of fishes. (Taken from the first volume of his 22-volume Histoire Naturelle des Poissons.). ISBN/ASIN: 0801849144. Our Book No: 12953. $45 AUD.
30. Dahimene, Adelheid; Stollinger, Heide; Chidey, Catherine (translator); Todd, Penelope (editor) (2005). Donkeys (1st English ed). Wellington, NZ: Gecko Press. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear. This is a children’s story of two donkeys who have loved each other for many years, and then they have a silly argument. They each go away to find someone new, but find the task impossible. The illustrations make this a beautiful book to be enjoyed by older children and adults alike. Winner of the 2003 White Raven award, Bologna International Book Fair. (Originally published 2002 in Austria under the title Esel by Niederosterreichisches Pressehaus.). ISBN/ASIN: 0958259801. Our Book No: 40088. $20 AUD.
31. Dantzer, Robert (1993). The Psychosomatic Delusion: Why the Mind is Not the Source of All Our Ills (1st ed). New York: Free Press. 247 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, faint foxing top edge & reverse side jacket. First English edition. Drawing on exciting new work on such topics as stress and immune function, the author offers the first lively and accessible but scientific and up-to-date introduction to the interaction of mind and body in health and wellness. This is a fascinating history of psychosomatic medicine in which he details some of the strange theories about the body once held to be true. There is a profound and legitimate need for a different model of the relationship between stress and disease that cares for the whole patient. Advocates the belief that this goal is at hand, provided we are ready to accept complexity and deal with it by adopting a systems perspective of health instead of taking refuge in a fairy-land populated with fuzzy concepts such as "stress", "holistic medicine", and "healing powers”. (Translated from the French.). ISBN/ASIN: 0029069378. Our Book No: 21976. $15 AUD.
32. de Alarcon, Pedro Antonio (2004). The Three-cornered Hat. London: Hesperus Classics. 100 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. A best-loved Spanish novel, based on a traditional ballad. A hilarious tale of lust, intrigue and corruption set in 19th-century Andalusia. ISBN/ASIN: 1843910802. Our Book No: 15785. $10 AUD.
33. Derrida, Jacques; Bennington, Geoffrey (translator); Bowlby, Rachel (translator) (1991). Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question (Reprint ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 139 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark top edge, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. From translator's note: The text translated here is that of a lecture on spirituality given 14 March 1987, at the end of a conference organized by the College International de Philosophie in Paris, entitled "Heidegger: Open Questions". The notes were naturally added later. The translators give references wherever possible to English versions of the texts by Heidegger cited by Jacques Derrida. The translator's have retranslated throughout in the interests of consistency and proximity to the versions used by Derrida. ISBN/ASIN: 0226143198. Our Book No: 29678. $25 AUD.
34. Doyle, John W. (1948). Adam: A Play: Translated from the Anglo-Norman. Sydney: Shakespeare Head Press. 77 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white plates, few tiny edge tears jacket (lightly marked), tiny bump top corner cover. This is the first English-language version of "Adam", the greatest surviving medieval (Anglo-Norman) vernacular play (12th-century). The present translation by John W. Doyle has been made from Professor Studer's edition of the unique manuscript in the Tours Municipal Library, London. ISBN/ASIN: B002BG3LX4. Our Book No: 23980. $15 AUD.
35. Expedition Supporter's Association, Shirase Antarctic; Dagnell, Lara (translator); Shibata, Hilary (translator) (2011). The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910 - 12: A Record of Antarctica. Bluntisham, Huntingdon / Eccles, Norwich: Bluntisham Books / Erskine Press. 414 pp. Hardback large octavo, very good condition, red boards (gilt title & decorations), map, black & white text-photos & drawings, colour photos, tables, top spine little marked & bumped, autograph (translators written names title page). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This Antarctic expedition was Japan's first venture into the world of international exploration. This account of the expedition is based on the records, reports and statements of those who took part in the expedition, both expedition members and the officers and crew of Kainan-maru. There are 60 pages of plates showing photos taken by the Japanese Antarctic Expedition, about 50 sketches of the polar regions, four three-tone colour reproductions, and a double-page Colortype photoengraving. A great piece of history for anyone interested in Antarctica. ISBN/ASIN: 9781852971090. Our Book No: 28468. $80 AUD.
36. Ferranti, Marie; Brown, Andrew (translator) (2005). The Princess of Mantua (1st translated ed). London: Hesperus Press. 116 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, top edge lightly toned. The author has used historical facts and documentary references, to write this docufiction historical novel (faction). It is set in France in 1433. The ten-year-old Barbara von Brandenburg leaves her native Germany to marry the Prince of Mantua, Ludovico Gonzaga. Translated from French. ISBN/ASIN: 1843917025. Our Book No: 29068. $15 AUD.
37. Fijlstra, Rob; Wullings, Harry; Ellis, Jonathan (translator); de Jeu-Horwin, Amie (translator) (2004). Honesty the Best Policy: A Remedy Against Alienation, Cynicism and Powerlessness. London: Cyan / Scriptum. 157 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, figures, minimal edgewear jacket. Rob Fijlstra and Harry Wullings have written a self-help book so that readers can improve their life and fully participate in society, based on the principle that honesty pays. ISBN/ASIN: 1904879144. Our Book No: 24846. $15 AUD.
38. Finzi, Roberto; Jackson, Maud (1999). Anti-Semitism from Its European Roots to the Holocaust (1st translated ed) [Windrush History of the 20th Century]. Gloucestershire: Windrush Press. 127 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white & colour sketches & photos, few cartoons, colour maps, minimal edgewear. Succinct history of the major expressions of modern anti-Semitism from the 19th century to the present day, including the infamous Dreyfus case. There are over 100 archive photos, colour maps & illustrations. ISBN/ASIN: 1900624168. Our Book No: 25666. $13 AUD.
39. Flournoy, Theodore (Th.); Jung, C. G. (foreword); Cifali, Mireille (commentary); Shamdasani, Sonu (editor) (1994). From India to the Planet Mars: A Case of Multiple Personalities with Imaginary Languages. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 457 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, black cloth cover, minimal edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Psychology professor (University of Geneva) investigates a famous medium, Helene Smith, who claimed reincarnation as a Queen in 15th century India, as well as reincarnation on the Planet Mars! (Originally translated from French, in 1900 - this is 1994 edition. The 1900 or 1st English edition, was an unstated abridgement. All passages, including Flournoy's preface, are available in this volume for the first time in English.). ISBN/ASIN: 0691034079. Our Book No: 14692. $60 AUD.
40. Fulop Kepner, Susan (1996). The Lioness in Bloom: Modern Thai Fiction About Women [Voices From Asia Series]. Berkeley: University of California / Publisher's Inc. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Translations of fiction by Thailand's foremost 20th-century writers. Included are stories of the young and the aged, the rural and the cosmopolitan, the joyous and the despairing. The editor provides a detailed introduction, biographical notes on the writers, and a list of further readings. This anthology of short stories and novel excerpts presents a compelling portrayal of the many differing realities of Thai women's lives in the 20th century. ISBN/ASIN: 0520089030. Our Book No: 27896. $15 AUD.
41. Geda, Fabio; Curtis, Howard (translator) (2011). In the Sea There are Crocodiles: The Story of Enaiatollah Akbari. Oxford: David Fickling Books. 211 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, map, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, pages faintly toned. One day, a 10-year-old boy named Enaiatollah wakes up to find his mother gone. He is on the border of Pakistan, and he is alone. In this amazing true story, the author describes Enaiatollah's five-year journey from Afghanistan to Italy. His ordeal takes him through Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Greece, enduring unimaginable hardships and challenges. The book is based on a true story, but because Enaiatollah did not remember it all, the author and Enaiatollah reconstructed his journey to recreate a chronology for his fragmented memories. Thus a work of fiction, though based on Enaiatollah's experience. (Translated from the Italian.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780857560087. Our Book No: 29052. $15 AUD.
42. Gernhardt, Almut (illustrator); Gernhardt, Robert; Talbot, Kathrine (translator) (1980). What a Day! (1st translated ed). London: Jonathan Cape. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, delightful colour drawings, spine ends & cover corners little rubbed, flyleaves & title page little toned & foxed, edges lightly foxed. A children's picture book originally published in Germany under the title "Was fur ein Tag" in 1978. A collection of verse and sketches about cats. The life-like illustrations would appeal to any age. ISBN/ASIN: 0224018442. Our Book No: 29105. $15 AUD.
43. Gessner, Solomon [Salomon] (1776). New Idylles, Translated by W. Hooper M. D., with a Letter to M. Fuslin, on Landscape Painting and the Two Friends of Bourbon, a Moral Tale by M. Diderot (New Idyls, by Solomon Gessner) (1st ed). London, Ludgate Hill: S. Hooper (Printed by G. Robinson, Paternoster Row). 129 pp. Hardback quarto (28.5 x 19.5 cm), very good condition, full-leather cover, original leather-covered boards (scratched, moderate edgewear), presumed new leather spine (raised bands, green title label, gilt motifs & title), new endpapers, black & white full-page engravings, black & white vignette (head and tail) engravings, minor foxing some pages, edges toned. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. The popular Swiss poet (1730 - 1788) provides 21 delightful prose pieces in the style of the future Romantic movement in literature. Spelling note: "Idylles" on title page, but "Idyls" on page facing title page and on spine. First name as Solomon rather than Salomon. Contains copperplate engravings: nine full-page plates and 13 vignettes. Our Book No: 14789. $160 AUD.
44. Gogol, Nikolai; Rayfield, Donald (translator) (2017). Dead Souls (New ed) [Alma Classics Evergreens]. Surrey: Alma Books. 359 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. First published in 1842 in Russia. The classic novel is set in a small provincial Russian town. A mysterious stranger named Chichikov, makes a group of landowners a macabre proposition. He offers to buy the rights to the dead serfs who are still registered on the landowner’s estate, to reduce their liability for taxes. This is a biting satire of social pretensions and pomposity which has been revered since its original publication as one of the funniest novels of 19-century Russia. ISBN/ASIN: 9781847496287. Our Book No: 30728. $18 AUD.
45. Goldsmith, Merle (1994). The Trail Blazers: Pioneers of the South American Missionary Society. Sydney, Ryde: South American Missionary Society (SAMS). 132 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Merle Goldsmith writes individual biographical chapters of the pioneers of the South American Missionary Society (SAMS), a division of the Anglican Church. Includes the first martyr, the first translator, the first bishop, the "David Livingstone" of South America, and the first Australian missionary. ISBN/ASIN: 095912473X. Our Book No: 14404. $10 AUD.
46. Grass, Gunter; Heim, Michael Henry (translator) (1999). My Century (1st English ed). London: Faber & Faber. 280 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge lightly foxed (other edges minimally), pages faintly toned, spine jacket little faded, minor edgewear. A series of 100 linked short stories to celebrate the 20th century (1900 to 1999). By winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1999. He writes of great events and trivial events, of technical developments and scientific discoveries, of achievements in culture and sports, of war and disasters, and of new beginnings. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 0571200990. Our Book No: 14245. $12 AUD.
47. Grass, Gunter; Heim, Michael Henry (translator) (2008). Peeling the Onion (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 425 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, cover little creased, minor edgewear. By the winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1999. Translated from the German. The German author writes about his life from his modest upbringing in Danzig, his early years as a boy soldier fighting the Russians, and his writing life. ISBN/ASIN: 9780099507598. Our Book No: 26268. $15 AUD.
48. Grass, Gunter; Winston, Krishna (translator) (2010). The Box: Tales from the Darkroom (1st English ed). London: Harvill Secker / Random House. 194 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photo rear jacket flap, minimal edgewear jacket. By winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1999. Translated from the German. This is a sequel to "Peeling the Onion". The German author writes in the voices of his eight children as they record the memories of their childhoods, of growing up, of their father, who was always at work on a new book, always at the margins of their lives. This book is an inspired and daring work of fiction (faction). ISBN/ASIN: 9781846553073. Our Book No: 26269. $15 AUD.
49. Guaito, Ovidio; Evans, Christopher (translator) (1999). On Distant Shores: Colonial Houses around the World (1st ed). New York: Monacelli Press. 360 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), dark green cloth boards, colour text-photos, minimal edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side), boards minimally faded. Very heavy (2.1 Kg), and not available for postage to destinations outside Australia. In this fascinating book the author has followed the paths of colonists to dozens of countries, to create in more than 500 colour photos, an unprecedented survey of colonial architecture around the world. This beautiful book is an unusual blend of cultural and architectural history. ISBN/ASIN: 1580930514. Our Book No: 40753. $60 AUD.
50. Gustafsson, Lars (1981). The Death of a Beekeeper. New York: New Directions Publishing. 163 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges foxed, edge tears jacket (small edge loss, reverse side toned, flap clipped), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Told through the journals of a Swedish school teacher turned apiarist, this bestselling novel is a gentle, courageous, and sometimes comic meditation on living with pain. In the beginning of the bleak winter thaw in Sweden, Lars Lennart Westin has learned that he has cancer and will not live through Spring. (Translated from Swedish.). ISBN/ASIN: 0811208095. Our Book No: 23283. $12 AUD.
51. Gyatso, Palden; Lama, Dalai (foreword); Shakya, Tsering (translator); Piggott, Reginald (maps) (1997). The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk (Reprint ed). New York: Grove Press. 232 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, a few black & white photos, corner tips covers lightly creased, light stain bottom edge, minor spots top edge, minor edgewear, old tape mark front cover. Palden Gyatso was born in a Tibetan village in 1933 and became an ordained Buddhist monk at 18. In 1967, the Chinese destroyed monasteries across Tibet and thousands of monks were put in labor camps and prisons. Gyatso spent the next 25 years enduring torture and interrogation because of the strength of his beliefs. He reveals the resilience of the human spirit, and the strength of Tibet's proud civilization. Since his release in 1992, the author has continued to struggle for freedom for the hundreds of political prisoners behind bars in Tibet. Previously titled “Fire under the Snow”. ISBN/ASIN: 9780802135742. Our Book No: 29956. $15 AUD.
52. Halevy, Elie; Watkin, E. I. (translator) (1939). History of the English People: Epilogue 1895 - 1905 (3 books). Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 215 + 248 + 216 pp. Each book: Paperback dustjacket, good plus condition (in good dustjacket), traditional blue cover, jacket edge tears (light toning, flaps clipped & little creased), page edges toned. Book 2 lacks jacket. The three books are: Imperialism (Book 1) - The Internal Policy of the Unionist Cabinet (Book 2) - The Decline of the Unionist Party. Translated from French. Our Book No: 10643. $15 AUD.
53. Handley Knibbs, George (1913). Voices of the North (Book I) and Echoes of Hellas (Book II) (1st ed). London: Alston Rivers. 291 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, brown cloth cover (gilt title cover & spine), endpapers lightly toned & little foxed, pages faintly toned, top edge toned, light foxing flyleaf & title page, minor foxing some pages, inner hinge little split (pages firm), spine ends & edges little rubbed, cover corner tips little rubbed, autograph (author's written dedication). This is epic poetry based on ancient Scandinavian and Greek myths. The foreword states that the book consists of two books, each of three parts. Part 3 of Book I and parts 2 and 3 of Book II are original poems. Parts 1 and 2 of Book 1 are paraphrases, rather than strict translations, of poems by Finnish authors. Part 1 of Book II is a translation of a rendering into German by Linke of the story we owe to Apuleius. Each book has its own dedication, preface, and list of contents. (Extensive written dedication to his friend Rev. N. Cocks, in Greek and English, on front free flyleaf.). Our Book No: 28884. $30 AUD.
54. Harari, Robert; Filc, Judith (translator) (2004). Lacan's Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis: An Introduction (1st ed). New York: Other Press. 296 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-figures, minor edgewear, front cover corner tip little scuffed, light crease in spine, top corner front cover creased, base of spine slightly rubbed. An introduction to the work of the French structuralist Jacques Lacan. The ten lectures in this book were held as classes in the Center for Psychoanalytic Education (CPE) of the General San Martin Cultural Center, San Martin, Buenos Aires. The author gives an introductory display of essential themes developed, and offers his own insightful reading of the text's central ideas. The ten classes reframe a wide range of questions in psychoanalysis for the professional in the field, students, and interested lay readers. ISBN/ASIN: 1590510828. Our Book No: 29806. $35 AUD.
55. Hegel, G. W. F.; Sibree, J. (translator); Friedrich, C. J. (introduction) (2004). The Philosophy of History (Reissue ed) [Dover Philosophical Classics]. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications. 457 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The German philosopher wrote this classic as an introduction to a series of lectures on the "philosophy of history"- a novel concept in the early 19th century. He created the history of philosophy as a scientific study. This book is a Dover unabridged republication of the 1956 Dover reprint of the last revised edition of J. Sibree's translation of the work, originally published by The Colonial Press, New York, 1899. ISBN/ASIN: 9780486437552. Our Book No: 30092. $16 AUD.
56. Herman, Patrick; Kuper, Richard (2003). Food for Thought: Towards a Future for Farming (1st English ed). London: Pluto Press. 156 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, boxes, minimal edgewear. The French radical farmers union Confederation Paysanne, with its leader Jose Bove, has led the world in demonstrating a socially progressive future for farming. Originally published in French, this book has been expanded and adapted for an English-speaking audience. Rejects the increasing intensification and industrialisation of agriculture. Argues for local food production by small, independent farmers - both for the sake of food quality, and to support the kind of societies we deserve. ISBN/ASIN: 0745320775. Our Book No: 23572. $10 AUD.
57. Hermelo, Ricardo S.; Sobral, Jose M.; Fliess, Felipe; Rosove, Michael H. (editor) (2004). When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted: The Return of the Uruguay From the Antarctic in 1903. Santa Monica, CA: Adelie Books. 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, colour frontispiece painting, quarter-bound (cloth binding along spine, spine label, marbled boards, handmade acid-free paper), small mark spine. An English-language translation of a rare pamphlet by Ricardo Hermelo and colleagues, published in Buenos Aires 1946. Plus preface, appendices (original text) and bibliography. Synopsis: Most Antarctic buffs are familiar with the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4 which was lead by Otto Nordenskjold. However, because all of the primary sources are in Spanish and Swedish few are familiar with the interesting homeward bound journey aboard the Argentinean relief vessel Uruguay. The ship was severely damaged in a storm north of the South Shetland Islands. What transpired between the Argentinean and Swedish staff was controversial - and pride for Argentineans. (Translated from the Spanish by Gricelda and Lawrence Perales. Frontispiece painting of the corvette Uruguay in the Antarctic. Limited edition, 250 copies.) ISBN/ASIN: 0970538618. Our Book No: 15976. $80 AUD.
58. Heroesoekarto; Carter, Ketha (translator) (1991). The Mahabharata from Indonesia. Melbourne, Brighton: Ketha Carter. 64 pp. Paperback, card cover, stapled, very good plus condition. ISBN/ASIN: 0646028979. Our Book No: 14214. $10 AUD.
59. Hoyningen-Huene, Paul; Levine, Alexander T. (translator) (1993). Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions: Thomas S. Kuhn's Philosophy of Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner front cover creased, cover little marked & rubbed, minor edgewear. The first comprehensive study of the influential theories of the philosopher Thomas S. Kuhn, particularly his book "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions", in which he proposed his paradigm theory. The discussion is anchored by the historiographic foundations of Kuhn's philosophy. SALE PRICE. (Translated from the German.). ISBN/ASIN: 0226355519. Our Book No: 12336. $15 AUD.
60. Hunt, Tony (1999). The Medieval Surgery. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press. 104 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, front cover little scratched. The complete set of illustrations which accompany a 13th-century Anglo-Norman translation of Roger of Parma's "Surgery" (about the year 1180). The first surgical treatise to be written in the medieval West, along with an informative commentary that identifies the medieval medical treatments depicted. ISBN/ASIN: 0851157548. Our Book No: 2789. $15 AUD.
61. Ibrahim, Raymon; Davis Hanson, Victor (introduction) (2007). The Al Qaeda Reader (1st ed). New York: Doubleday. 318 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). This book gathers together the essential al-Qaeda texts and documents that trace the origin, history, and evolution of the ideas of the founders of this terrorist group: Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden (including threats to Western civilisation, particularly the United States). Edited and translated by Raymon Ibrahim. First edition stated. ISBN/ASIN: 9780385516556. Our Book No: 26351. $18 AUD.
62. Inaba, Kazuya; Nakayama, Shigenobu (2000). Japanese Homes and Lifestyles: An Illustrated Journey through History (1st English ed). Tokyo: Kodansha International. 124 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket. English-language edition. Presents the story of the Japanese people - from prehistoric times to the modern day. There are caves, pit dwellings, thatched and tiled houses, capital cities, aristocratic mansions, town houses, rural villages, castles, samurai residences, and the modernization of Japan, ''new towns'' and high-rise apartment complexes. The lively illustrations and concise text will interest students of domestic architecture, history buffs, and readers who want to learn about faraway places and times past. ISBN/ASIN: 477002391X. Our Book No: 27970. $60 AUD.
63. Jacobs, Una; Marsh, Gwen (translator) (1979). The Story of Fieldmice (1st English ed) [The Story of Field Mice]. London: J. M. Dent & Sons. 28 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial boards, colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, spine little slack (pages firm), minor edgewear (mostly base spine). A children's picture book by Una Jacobs about field mice, including a description of their life-cycle, how they stake out their territories, build burrows, store food, make nests and bring up their young. A remarkable story of survival and adaptation, illustrated with large, colourful pictures. (The title is listed variously as Fieldmice or Field Mice. Translated from German by Gwen Marsh.). ISBN/ASIN: 0460069675. Our Book No: 25882. $15 AUD.
64. Jakucs, Laszlo (1977). Morphogenetics of Karst Regions: Variants of Karst Evolution. Bristol / Budapest: Adam Hilger / Akademiai Kiado. 284 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (spine label, barcode, pocket, etc), black & white text-photos, figures, tables, some edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . Updated and translated from Hungarian, this book describes in detail the geomorphology of karst terrains (barren and cavernous limestone or dolomite regions, named after the Karst region in and near Croatia). ISBN/ASIN: 0852743092. Our Book No: 12824. $30 AUD.
65. Joyce, James; Berrone, Louis (editor) (1977). James Joyce in Padua. New York: Random House. 146 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos & reproductions, frontispiece, edges & pages lightly toned, light foxing & texta mark top edge, minor edgewear jacket (light toning reverse side), light stain spine ends & bottom edge, minor insect damage. In April 1912 in Padua, James Joyce wrote two essays as part of an examination to qualify for a teaching position in the Italian public school system. These essays were only recently recovered from the archives of the University of Padua by Louis Perrone of Fairfield University. Prof. Berrone translated and edited the essays, and provides a detailed introduction showing the particular circumstances of Joyce's life during the time he wrote these essays, and reveals how many of the ideas in these two Paduan essays were an essential part of Joyce's critical apparatus, influencing his work in both fiction and nonfiction. ISBN/ASIN: 0394409906. Our Book No: 28462. $20 AUD.
66. Jung, Dr K. E. (Karl Emil) (1884). Australia: The Country and Its Inhabitants (Abridged, 1st English ed). London: W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. 250 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, good condition, dark green leather boards, gilt lettering & embossed decorations front board & spine, black & white full-page drawings (plates), gilt edges, moderate foxing endpapers, minor foxing some pages, pages lightly toned, front & rear & inner hinge slightly split (pages firm), bottom corner front cover bumped, spine ends little worn, bottom edges boards little rubbed, corners little creased some pages. An impressive description of Australia in the 1880s. Abridged from a larger work by Dr. K. E. Jung. Specifically, an abridgement of his "Der Welttheil Australien" recently issued in Mr. Tempsky's new series of cheap publications. There are 16 full-page illustrations and an index. The illustrations were derived from the original work, and supplied by the German publisher for use in this edition. Karl Emil Jung (1833 - 1902) was a German-born teacher, explorer and geographer. He was former inspector of schools, South Australia, and later professor of classics, Adelaide University. Translated from the German. Our Book No: 40577. $200 AUD.
67. Kaplan, Aryeh (1988). Meditation and the Bible (1st p/b ed). New York: Samuel Weiser. 179 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, stain inside front cover (covered by sticker), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, edgewear corner tips. A highly radical interpretation of the Bible demonstrating the methods of meditation used by the prophets to attain their unique states of consciousness, based on ancient Kabbalistic teachings. First English translation of ancient unpublished manuscripts, with commentary. ISBN/ASIN: 0877286175. Our Book No: 17745. $10 AUD.
68. Kapuscinski, Ryszard (2012). Se Tutta l'Africa. Milano: Narratori Feltrinelli. 287 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition. Title "If All Africa". Translated from Polish into Italian. "I did not go to Africa in search of adventure, hunting of elephants or to find diamonds." Ten unpublished reports about Africa by the Polish writer, dated 1962 to 1966, and printed in the weekly magazine "Polityka". Describes a period of transition in many African countries. ISBN/ASIN: 9788807019173. Our Book No: 16281. $20 AUD.
69. Keilson, Hans; Searls, Damion (translation) (2011). Comedy in a Minor Key (1st English ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 104 pp. Paperback small thin trade, very good condition, edges & pages little toned, minor creases covers. This book is the story of Wim and Marie, a Dutch couple who first hide a Jew they know as Nico, and must then dispose of his body when he dies of pneumonia. This novella, first published in 1947 and now translated into English for the first time, shows the author at his best. Published to celebrate Keilson's 102nd birthday, and introduces Australian readers to a forgotten author who was a witness to World War 2. Published 1947 as "Komodie in Moll". ISBN/ASIN: 9781921844072. Our Book No: 27726. $15 AUD.
70. Kerr, Anne (1988). Lanterns over Pinchgut: A Book of Memoirs (1st ed). Melbourne: Macmillan. 344 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed), light toning edges, light rubbing bottom edges. Anne Kerr writes of her life as an international interpreter which took her all over the world, and also of her second marriage to John Kerr, the ex-Governor General of Australia. She reports her experiences in Cambodia, as an au pair in the Jura Mountains, in Samoa where she meets the ghost of Robert Louis Stevenson, and comes under the spell of the Katsura Villa in Kyoto. She uses the keen eye of the artist, and the engaging skills of the true lover of language. ISBN/ASIN: 0333477081. Our Book No: 25721. $15 AUD.
71. Kettrup, A. (editor); Ohrbach, Dr. K. H. (translator) (1991). Analyses of Hazardous Substances in Air: Volume 1 (1st ed). Weinheim, Germany: VCH Verlagsgesellschaft. 223 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, tables, few tiny dents & marks edges, publisher's label front pastedown, owner's rubber stamps including edges. This book contains 16 specific methods and three general chapters, constituting part of a recent initiative of the Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area. The aim of this first volume is to improve the availability at the national and international level of all scientific documents as a basis for discussions and decisions in the work place. ISBN/ASIN: 3527270159. Our Book No: 25552. $20 AUD.
72. Kirmmse, Bruce H. (editor); Kirmmse, Bruce H. (translator); Laursen, Virginia R. (translator) (1998). Encounters with Kierkegaard: A Life as Seen by His Contemporaries (1st p/b, corrected ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, small mark inside front cover & free flyleaf, small section top edge front cover little scuffed, minor edgewear corners, sticker mark flyleaf. A collection of every known eyewitness account of the great Danish existentialist philosopher and Christian theologian. The observations of his contemporaries, maintains the editor, are an indispensable path to understanding what he was like as a person. ISBN/ASIN: 0691058946. Our Book No: 27385. $18 AUD.
73. Koch, Grace; Koch, Harold (translator) (1993). Kaytetye Country: An Aboriginal History of the Barrow Creek area. Alice Springs: Institute for Aboriginal Development Publications. 140 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, maps, base spine little bumped, minor edgewear. Records for the first time the stories of the Kaytetye people (pronounced kat-ditch) of Central Australia, compiled and edited by Grace Koch. The Kayetye people live in the Barrow Creek Region near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. They tell their own stories, from the early days of travelling and living in the bush to the present day, living and working with white people. The stories are told with humour and honesty by the people who belong to Kaytetye Country. ISBN/ASIN: 0949659703. Our Book No: 29361. $20 AUD.
74. Kotzebue, August von; Kotsebue, August von (title page) (1800). Broeder Morits, de Zonderlinge, of de Volkplanting voor de Pelew-Eilanden, Tooneelspel in 3 Bedrijven. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 162 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket, good condition, rebound (decorative cover, new endpapers), pages little toned & creased, edges untrimmed, some minor foxing, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, from similar editions published in the 1790s and 1800s, Worldcat.) A play by the popular German playwright, August von Kotzebue (1761 - 1819) here translated into the Dutch language. Our Book No: 16595. $30 AUD.
75. La Rosa, Domenico (1995). L'Apostolato di P. Giuseppe La Rosa in Australia [Italian language]. Sydney, Leichhardt: Domenica La Rosa / Co.As.It: Italian Historical Society of New South Wales. 189 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), reproduced documents (letters), colour photos spread at rear. Italian language book being "The Apostleship of P. Giuseppe La Rosa in Australia". Father Giuseppe La Rosa (1915 - 1990) spent only a decade on Australian soil, but left a rich legacy for Italian-Australians, including his brief memoirs. Incorporating English translation by Barbara McGilvray of: "Dieci Anni tra gli Italiani in Australia (1939 - 1949)", or, in English "Ten Years of Italians in Australia (1939 - 1949) ". ISBN/ASIN: 0646261134. Our Book No: 14040. $60 AUD.
76. Lauder, Robert E.; Ullmann, Liv (prologue) (1989). God, Death, Art and Love: The Philosophical Vision of Ingmar Bergman. New York: Paulist Press. 198 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, light toning pages, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. This is one of the few books devoted entirely to a critical discussion of the philosophical vision of the famous Swedish film-maker and director, written by a professional philosopher from a philosophic viewpoint. Written for anyone interested in Western culture, and for lovers of film. (Translated.). ISBN/ASIN: 0809131080. Our Book No: 40372. $18 AUD.
77. le Gouvello, Alienor; (translator), de Saint Phalle; Vinton, Cat (photographer) (2021). Wild at Heart: One Woman, Three Wild Horses and 5330 Km through the Australian Bush. Melbourne, South Melbourne: Affirm Press. 239 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, two black & white photos, colour photos, map, minor edgewear. This memoir follows Alienor le Gouvello and her horses on an extraordinary journey stretching 5330 Km from Healesville in Victoria to Cooktown in tropical Far North Queensland. Alienor travelled across some of Australia's most spectacular terrain, battling isolation and the elements. She build a profound bond with her tamed brumbies named Roxanne, Cooper and River. Her dog Fox also came with them. The beautiful photos make this Australian story of amazing beauty and indomitable spirit very lifelike. ISBN/ASIN: 9781922419200. Our Book No: 40955. $22 AUD.
78. Lichtenstadter, IIse (1976). Introduction to Classical Arabic Literature with Selections from Representative Works in English Translation. New York: Schocken Books. 392 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top corner tips few pages little worn, edges lightly marked, tiny scuff mark spine, minor edgewear. The first part of the work consists of a long introductory essay that surveys the history of Arabic literature from pre-Islamic times through its high period in the Middle Ages. The second part of the volume, comprising somewhat more than half the work, is a representative selection of the literature itself, beginning with some pre-Islamic poetry and including, among many other things, a portion of Muhammad ibn Ishaq's Life of Muhammad, selections of traditions, philosophical writings of Al-Ghazali, some poetry of Al-Maari, and travel writing by Ibn Battutah. ISBN/ASIN: 0805205500. Our Book No: 24842. $18 AUD.
79. Linde, Gunnel; Kennedy, Richard (illustrator); Parker, Anne (translation) (1969). A Pony in the Luggage (Special Australian ed). London / Melbourne: J. M. Dent & Sons / Georgian House. 139 pp. Paperback, very good condition, illustrated flexible covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, white rear cover little marked, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. This charming story for young adults (used as a school reader) is about a girl named Anneli and her brother Nicklas who win a horse at the zoo. Their adventures with Danny the small horse make this a great book for older children. The illustrations help to tell the story. (First published in Sweden by Albert Bonniers, Stockholm, under the title "Med Lill-Klas i Kappsacken".). Our Book No: 29103. $20 AUD.
80. Lindqvist, Sven; Death, Sarah (translator) (2007). Terra Nullius: A Journey Through No One's Land (1st ed). London: Granta. 248 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, maps, black & white text-illustrations, light foxing edges, few tiny foxed spots some pages, minor edgewear. A meditative journey through the bleak deserts of Australia, to find similar effects of colonialism as he has previously found in Africa. Explores how racism against Aboriginal people led to policies of cultural genocide, many acts of individual cruelty, and some of kindness. Translated from the Swedish language. ISBN/ASIN: 9781862078956. Our Book No: 30705. $12 AUD.
81. Lomborg, Bjorn (2004). The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (Updated, reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 515 pp. Paperback small thick quarto, very good condition, figures. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish statistics academic, skeptically surveys a vast amount of data, and gives an informed but skeptical opinion about environmental threats facing the future of our planet. He concludes that there are more reasons for optimism than pessimism, and he stresses the need for clear-headed prioritisation of resources to tackle real, not imagined problems. There are more important global threats than global warming. (Translated from the Danish, and also updated.). ISBN/ASIN: 0521010683. Our Book No: 25391. $40 AUD.
82. Luyendijk, Joris; Hutchison, Michele (translator) (2009). Fit to Print: Misrepresenting the Middle East (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 243 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Joris Luyendijk, a Dutch journalist and anthropologist, tells the story of his five years as a correspondent in the Middle East. He speaks Arabic and communicates with stone throwers, terrorists, taxi drivers, and professors, victims and aggressors, and community leaders and families. He has firsthand experience of dictatorship, occupation, terror, and war. His stories cast light on a number of major crises, from the Iraq War to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He shows powerful examples, leavened with humour, that show the ways in which the media gives us a filtered and manipulated image of reality in the Middle East. (Translated from the Dutch.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781921372674. Our Book No: 41050. $20 AUD.
83. Macintyre, Duncan Ban; Macleod, Angus (editor) (1952). The Songs of Duncan Ban Macintyre (1st ed) [Scottish Gaelic Texts]. Edinburgh: Scottish Gaelic Texts Society / Oliver & Boyd. 581 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, top edge gilt, roughly cut page edges, light internal toning & foxing, endpapers little foxed & toned, edges toned, spine ends lightly worn, rear cover corners little bumped, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This wonderful old book contains the songs of 18th century Gaelic poet Duncan Ban Macintyre, who was born at Glenorchy, Argyleshire, Scotland, in the year 1724. He began to compose songs at age 23. The Gaelic words appear opposite the English translation by Macleod (edited, with notes and introduction). Our Book No: 28839. $30 AUD.
84. Magnusson, David (1967). Test Theory (English ed). Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing. 270 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, burgundy cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), figures, appendices, top edge foxed, minor edgewear, rubber stamp, old price marks, cover design differs from stock photo. This textbook by David Magnusson, translated from the second Swedish edition, provides a theoretically and statistically coherent presentation of test theory to permit the interpretation and use of data regarding individual differences in diagnosis, counselling, selection, classification and psychometric test construction. (ISBN not printed in book, but assigned later.). ISBN/ASIN: 0201043955. Our Book No: 2564. $20 AUD.
85. Mai, Mukhtar; Cuny, Marie-Therese (with); Coverdale, Linda (translation); Kristof, Nicholas D. (foreword) (2006). In the Name of Honour: A Memoir. London: Virago. 172 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear corners. The Pakistani author Mukhtar Mai writes her story about her gang rape, punishment for an honour crime allegedly committed by her brother, an offence for which there was never any proof. A very moving and thought provoking story. An inspirational true story of a woman who still continues to fight against exceptional odds. Mai now runs the first ever school for girls, started with the money from the Pakistani government (now Bangladesh) in her historic settlement, and she is an eager pupil at the school herself. ISBN/ASIN: 9781844084098. Our Book No: 29250. $15 AUD.
86. Maisch, Ingrid; Maloney, Linda M. (translator) (1998). Between Contempt and Veneration: Mary Magdalene: The Image of a Woman through the Centuries (Reprint ed). Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press. 185 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top spine little bumped, bottom corners pages lightly creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Interest in Mary Magdalene, the most elusive character in the life of Jesus, has never been so great. Her role in Christianity and history is investigated in this book, to find answers to the questions which have come to fascinate so many people. The author develops the images of Mary Magdalene current in each era, and shows that she is always a bellwether for the image of women at a particular time. ISBN/ASIN: 0814624715. Our Book No: 29968. $20 AUD.
87. Malless, Stanley; McQuain, Jeffrey (2003). Coined by God: Words and Phrases that First Appear in the English Translations of the Bible (1st stated ed). New York: W. W. Norton. 221 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed). This book has 130 entries, with meanings and sources, of words and phrases first published in English translations of the Bible. The authors cite chapter and verse and trace these biblical words right up to today's headlines. Arranged from A to Z, and reader-friendly regardless of faith, the book offers entries about Biblical words and phrases that have moved into the culture at large. ISBN/ASIN: 0393020452. Our Book No: 30197. $20 AUD.
88. Messner, Reinhold; Constantine, Peter (translator) (2000). My Quest for the Yeti: Confronting the Himalaya's Deepest Mystery (1st U.K. ed). London: Macmillan. 169 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, black & white vignettes. An investigation of the yeti, a mythical animal from the Himalayas, by climber who was first to reach the peak of Mt Everest without oxygen support. ISBN/ASIN: 0333905288. Our Book No: 9673. $12 AUD.
89. Meyer, Michel; Barsky, Robert F. (translator) (2000). Philosophy and the Passions: Toward a History of Human Nature (1st p/b ed) [Literature & Philosophy Series]. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press. 295 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The subject of the passions (emotions) has haunted Western philosophy - thus arousing harsh judgments. For the passions represent a force of excess and lawlessness in humanity that produces troubling, confusing paradoxes. The Belgian philosopher provides new insight into an age-old dilemma. Does passion torture people because it blinds them, or, does it permit people to understand who they really are. Translated from the French, with preface, introduction and bibliography by Robert F. Barsky. ISBN/ASIN: 0271020326. Our Book No: 15775. $30 AUD.
90. Mikhail, Dunya; Weiss, Max (translator) (2018). The Beekeeper of Sinjar: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq (1st ed). London: Serpent's Tail / Profile Books. 209 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (front fore-edge slightly rubbed). The remarkable story of the Yazidi women whose lives have been turned upside down by ISIS, and the man who risks everything to save them. Until 2014, Abdullah Shrem made his living as a beekeeper, selling wild honey across the mountainous Iraqi region of Sinjar. Abdullah turned his knowledge of the local terrain to a more dangerous use. Cooperating with a secret network of helpers, he smuggled women through the war-torn landscapes of Iraq, Syria and Eastern Turkey and back to safety, one by one. In this powerful testament of courage in the face of terror, the author tells the harrowing stories of these brave women and the man who refused to accept their fate. ISBN/ASIN: 9781788161268. Our Book No: 30539. $18 AUD.
91. Morris, William; Magnusson, Eirikr (1891). The Story of Howard The Halt. The Story of The Banded Men. The Story of Hen Thorir (1st ed). London: Bernard Quaritch. 227 pp. Hardback small octavo, good condition, dark green embossed pictorial boards, gilt lettering & border front cover, leather-like spine (gilt lettering), map, spine ends slightly worn, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, cover corners slightly rubbed, covers little rubbed, slight loss top spine, EX-LIBRARY (embossed seal, pocket, bookplates, usual library markings), gilt top edge slightly faded, fore-edge & bottom edge untrimmed, some edgewear including corners, rubber stamp, minor pencil annotation. Three iconic Icelandic sagas. In the preface, some of the early history of the Icelandic people is recoded. 'Howard the Halt' is a favourite of the Icelandic people. 'The Story of the Banded Men' is the last of the independent sagas (not part of a longer saga). 'The Story of Hen Thorir' is an old saga, belonging to the earliest group of the domestic tales of ancient Iceland. Translated from Icelandic by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson. (Ex-library from Public Lending Library of Victoria, later State Library of Victoria.). Our Book No: 40557. $80 AUD.
92. Mudrooroo; Seruzier, Christian (translator) (2010). Chat Sauvage en Chute Libre. Paris: Asphalte Editions. 169 pp. Paperback (with flaps), very good plus condition. (French-language edition of the book "Wild Cat Falling", originally published in 1965.) Novel about a bodgie Aboriginal youth of the 1960s. The first novel published in Australia by an Aboriginal writer. ISBN/ASIN: 9782918767008. Our Book No: 14800. $20 AUD.
93. Muller, Theodor; Garland, Maurie (editor); Ramsland, John (editor); Pammer, Frank (translator) (2007). The Swiss Swagman: Theodor Muller's Nineteen Years In Australia. Melbourne: Brolga Publishing. 330 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, minor edgewear. This book is about Theodor Muller who came from Switzerland in 1857, and roamed Australia. He spent time in the sparsely settled regions of Australia, travelling as far north as Brisbane, west to Mudgee, south to Gundagai. He returned home eventually to write his memoirs - Neunzehn Jahre in Australien. This current edition has been translated into English and expanded with maps, illustrations and historical insights. A great read for anyone who loves Australia or anyone wanting to learn about backpacking in the 1850s. ISBN/ASIN: 9781921221026. Our Book No: 40083. $30 AUD.
94. Nell, Renee (2005). The Use of Dreams in Couple Counseling: A Jungian Perspective (1st English ed) [Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts]. Toronto: Inner City Books. 157 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, minimal edgewear & bumping. With the help of numerous examples, Dr Nell explains the efficacy of dream interpretation when working with couples, both individually and in groups, in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional disturbances. Translated from German. ISBN/ASIN: 1894574141. Our Book No: 24555. $20 AUD.
95. Nishi, Kazuo; Hozumi, Kazuo; Horton, Mack H. (translator & introduction) (1996). What is Japanese Architecture? A Survey of Traditional Japanese Architecture (Reprint ed). Tokyo: Kodansha International. 144 pp. Paperback small quarto, dustjacket (with flaps), very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, novelty foldout, map front endpapers, minimal edgewear jacket. This book describes construction, design, carpentry, and the history of Japanese Architecture from pre-history to mid-19th century. There are over 300 drawings, and a text that is straight to the point. The book is divided into four parts - religious structures, residences, castles, and places of entertainment. Contains fold-out three-dimensional model of the tearoom of Taian Teahouse. Architectural chronology list rear of book. Translated from Japanese. ISBN/ASIN: 4770019920. Our Book No: 27982. $30 AUD.
96. O'Crohan, Tomas; Flower, Robin (translator) (2000). The Islandman (Reissue ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 245 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, rear cover little creased, tiny spot front cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Tomas O'Crohan (1856 - 1937) narrates his dangerous life in a primitive Irish community (Great Blasket Island) - often stormbound, going hungry when the fish or crops failed, living well when the storm drove a wrecked cargo onshore. He was much respected, and possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment from the whirlwind of everyday crises. (Originally published in Gaelic in 1929.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780192812339. Our Book No: 30208. $18 AUD.
97. Ogino, Masahiro; Lawrence, Lotte (translator) (2007). Scams and Sweeteners: A Sociology of Fraud (English ed) [Japanese Society Series]. Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press. 126 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, minor edgewear. Masahiro Ogino provides a fascinating sociological examination of fraud, scams and gift-giving in Japanese society. Sociological reflections on fraudulent acts that are preformed in the space not governed by social norms. He develops a theory of what he calls a society of zero sociability on the basis of Japanese, French, German, Swiss, Italian and American cases. He argues that there is no clear delineation between friendship and respect, and gift-giving and scams, in degree-zero society. There is no differentiation between a premeditated scam and the intention to give a gift, and one could easily become the other, The author is professor of sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University. Translated from the Japanese language. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 9781876843335. Our Book No: 13244. $40 AUD.
98. Ojvind Swahn, Jan; Puryear, Rachelle (translation); Nolgren, Anna (editor) (2014). Swedish Traditions (Reprint ed). Bromma: Ordalaget Bokforlag. 159 pp. Hardback wide octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour photos (mostly full-page), colour & black & white illustrations, top & bottom corners front cover lightly bumped. The author has written a personal, informative and entertaining presentation of typical Swedish customs - some of which are ancient - and the traditions which Swedes share with others. This beautiful book is richly illustrated with pictures and photos of Sweden's beautiful scenes. Recipes are included for some of Sweden's most classic traditional dishes. The author is one of Sweden's most renowned scholars in cultural history studies, and he is Professor Emeritus in Folkloristics. Translated from Swedish. ISBN/ASIN: 9789174690408. Our Book No: 27780. $20 AUD.
99. Oksanen, Sofi; Farbregd, Turid (translation) (2011). Utrenskning [Purge: Norwegian language]. Norway: Forlaget Oktober. 333 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Norwegian language novel. Bestselling novel by Estonian-Finnish writer, and winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize, 2010. Translated from Finnish to Norwegian. The story of an old lady Allide and a forlorn young girl Zara. The elder has lived her entire life on the farm in western Estonia, the younger has grown up in the easternmost Russia and has sought her luck in Western Europe, but is now on the run from men who pursue her. Gradually we become aware of the bond that unites the two women. The action occurs in part during WW2 (1940s) during the Soviet occupation of Estonia, and partly in the early 1990s when a new Europe is taking shape. ISBN/ASIN: 9788249508266. Our Book No: 16014. $15 AUD.
100. Olson, Stuart Alve (1993). The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic (Reprint ed). St. Paul, MN: Dragon Door Publications. 124 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few drawings, printed on recycled paper, minor edgewear. This book, presented here in the first English translation, is a primer on how to achieve the benefits of Taoist thought. The text works as the catalyst for a deep transformation of being. Stuart Olson, Taoist practitioner and long-time protege of Taoist and T'ai Chi Ch'uan master, T. T. Liang, provides a lucid translation of, and an insightful commentary on this key text. ISBN/ASIN: 0938045105. Our Book No: 24855. $10 AUD.
101. Ondori (1984). Smocking (6th ed) [Ondori Handicraft Collection]. Tokyo: Ondorisha Publishers Japan. 88 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, stapled, colour photos, black & white & single-colour photos & drawings, bottom corner tips covers & pages slightly creased, spine title little faded, minor edgewear, rubber stamp inside front cover, owner's written name title page. The beautiful designs in this English-translated Ondari (Japanese) craft book will keep anyone who likes to do smocking busy for a long time. The book features blouses, toppers, aprons, nightgown case, pillow case, scatter cushions, dressers, bonnet & cape for toddlers, little girl fashions, and a chapter about smocking. Sixth edition, 1984. ISBN/ASIN: 0870403672. Our Book No: 30814. $30 AUD.
102. Onfray, Michel (2007). The Atheist Manifesto: The Case Against Christianity, Judaism and Islam (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 219 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, cover little creased near spine, owner's written name. French philosopher (University of Caen) documents the ravages of religious intolerance over the centuries and makes a devastating cases against Christianity, Judaism and Islam. He argues that these three monotheistic religions display contempt for reason, intelligence, individual freedom, sexuality and pleasure, and indeed for science generally. (Translated from the French.). ISBN/ASIN: 052285396X. Our Book No: 14373. $12 AUD.
103. Palacios, Alex; Osegeda, Roy C. Boland (translator) (2009). Simplemente Poesia: Simply Poetry. Sydney, Willoughby: Cervantes Publishing. 205 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, autograph (author's written dedication). Bilingual edition. Poems in Spanish, by the Chilean-Australian poet. The poems have a strong autobiographical flavour. The poems are translated into English in the second half of the book. There is a short biography of the poet at the front of both the Spanish and English sections. ISBN/ASIN: 9780949274281. Our Book No: 16104. $20 AUD.
104. Pavlov, I. P.; Koshtoyants, Kh. S. (editor); Belsky, S. (translator); Gibbons, J. (editor) (1955). Selected Works. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House. 654 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, brown cloth cover, frontispiece portrait, two page corners folded, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Selected writings of I. P. Pavlov, the pioneer Russian physiologist, arranged in 12 sections, including public speeches, digestion, theory of types, sleep and hypnosis, physiology and psychology, and fragments at the Wednesday gatherings. Includes an introductory essay by the editor, and an autobiographical statement. He is best known for discovering the conditioning reflex. ISBN/ASIN: B0007ILIEC. Our Book No: 2343. $30 AUD.
105. Poduschka, Walter; Christl, Poduschka; Sworder, Mary (translator) (1972). Dearest Prickles: The Story of a Hedgehog Family (1st ed). New York: Taplinger. 128 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor foxing endpapers & few pages, faint toning reverse side jacket (minor edgewear & edge tears, few small scuffs & dents), bottom edge little rubbed. This wonderful unsentimental story is about their rescue and experiences with three baby hedgehogs. Illustrated with over fifty photos, this charming book will appeal to animal lovers of all ages. ISBN/ASIN: 0800821246. Our Book No: 28165. $15 AUD.
106. Popper, Karl R. (1987). The Logic of Scientific Discovery (Revised ed). London: Hutchinson. 480 pp. Paperback thick octavo, good condition, edges little foxed, bottom edge rubbed, corner tips covers little creased, minor edgewear. The Logic of Scientific Discovery, by Karl Popper (Hutchinson, 1987). Karl Popper, a leading philosopher of science, presents a striking new but technical or probabilistic picture of the logical character of scientific discovery. This picture does full justice to the liberating effect of the Einsteinian revolution in physics and quantum mechanics. Includes his revolutionary idea of the criteria of falsification. (Originally published in English in 1959: this is the, revised, 13th impression, and includes 12 new appendices.). ISBN/ASIN: 0091117216. Our Book No: 18008. $32 AUD.
107. Rebo; Pie, American (translation & adaption) (2003). Greek: The Best Recipes from Sunny Greece to Your Kitchen for Creative Cooking. Enkhuizen, Netherlands: Rebo Publishers. 96 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour illustrations, minimal edgewear. Greek: The Best Recipes from Sunny Greece to Your Kitchen for Creative Cooking (Rebo, 2003) This book shows you the traditional Greek ways of cooking meats, vegetables, and herbs. The desserts add the final touch to a Greek meal. Translated from the Greek language. ISBN/ASIN: 9036614694. Our Book No: 27316. $12 AUD.
108. Richardson, Matthew (editor) (2001). The Halstead Treasury of Ancient Science Fiction. Sydney: Halstead Press. 191 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, covers lightly creased, minor edgewear. This collection consists of ancient historical science fiction stories written in Japan, Rome and other places worldwide, edited with commentary by Matthew Richardson. Authors such as Cicero and Plato (Atlantis) join forces with little known writers of the ancient Eastern world. The translations from five different languages are vivid. Each story is followed by a brief commentary relating it to the science and writing of the times, with notes to explain the less obvious meanings. ISBN/ASIN: 1875684646. Our Book No: 23373. $20 AUD.
109. Rietstap, J. B.; Rietmann, O.; Kelly, William (1867). Australie: De Jongste Zee-en Landreizen in dat Werelddeel, aan het Volk Verhaald. Leiden: Van den Heuvell & Van Santen. 274 pp. Hardback large octavo, very good condition, green cloth cover (gilt & black embossed cover & spine), colour frontispiece, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear & bumping corners, top spine little frayed, prize bookplate. A rare Dutch translation by Johannes Baptist Rietstap (1828 - 1891) of two books about travel to Australia and the south west Pacific islands in the 1850s. The first book is "Wanderungen in Australien und Polynesien" (in German language), by O. Rietmann. The second book is "Life in Victoria, or Victoria in 1853, and Victoria in 1858", by William Kelly. Frontispiece is chromolithograph of Sydney. (Bookplate is prize awarded at Institution de Glimes, Anvers , dated 1876. No date, but 1867 Ferguson 14922, or 1870s Trove.). Our Book No: 15603. $400 AUD.
110. Rivolier, Jean; Wiles, Peter (translator) (1956). Emperor Penguins (1st English ed). London: Elek Books. 131 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, light foxing edges, toned strips endpapers, small edge tears jacket (archival tape edges reverse side, minor edgewear). Jean Rivolier relates his story of a wintering party who left France late in 1951 to relieve the French Antarctic base at Port-Martin. On board was a special detachment which had been selected to spend a year at Geology Point, a remote coastal area of Adelie Land which housed a colony of Emperor penguins. The men observed and annotated the lives of the Emperors at close quarters from the moment the first penguin emerged from the unfrozen sea at the end of March until late December when they swam away to spend the brief summer in a resort that man had never discovered. (Translated from the French.). ISBN/ASIN: B0000CJKID. Our Book No: 25287. $15 AUD.
111. Rolfo, Father Luigi; Milella, Aloysius (translator) (1982). James Alberione: A Brief History of His Life, His Times, and His Work (1st English ed). Sydney, Homebush: St. Paul Publications. 113 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white photos at rear, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear corners. Biography of the Italian founder of the Pauline Family, Father James Alberione. This biography reviews the highlights of Father Alberione's life - the man, the priest, the founder, the apostle, and as prophet. Our Book No: 28615. $15 AUD.
112. Sanmiguel, David; Frankbonner, Edgar Loy (translator) (2006). Art of Still Life Drawing (New, translated ed) [Art of Drawing]. New York: Sterling Publishing. 160 pp. Paperback wide quarto (with flaps), very good condition, black & white drawings, tiny scuff spine ends, minor edgewear. This book shows you how to draw still life with ease and confidence, one step at a time. This new edition to the "Art of Drawing" series covers all the still life fundamentals, from basic line drawing to chiaroscuro effects. Many illustrated examples and concise explanations are included for each technique. (Translated from the Spanish language.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781402732843. Our Book No: 28551. $30 AUD.
113. Santa Maria, Vincente; Galvin, John (editor); McBride, Professor Patrick, (translation); Hammond, Dr George (translation); Smithers, Adelaide (translation) (1971). The First Spanish Entry into San Francisco Bay 1775: The Original Narrative, Hitherto Unpublished, by Fr Vicente Maria and Further Details by Participants in the First Explorations of the Bay's Waters (Translated ed). San Francisco: John Howell Books. 130 pp. Hardback large quarto, two dustjackets (one paper, one clear plastic), very good condition (in good dustjacket), blue cloth boards, gilt title cloth cover & jacket, frontispiece, maps, colour illustrations, fore-edge pages untrimmed (roughly cut), edges paper jacket chipped (spine & title faded, closed tears), top corners plastic jacket few small tears. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Father Santa Maria's journal of 1775, a record of a participant in the first Spanish voyage of exploration into San Francisco Bay, has only recently been located. It contains four contemporary maps and six illustrations in full colour from the brush and pencil of Louis Choris who was at San Francisco in 1816. There is a glossary, references and an index at the rear of the book. (Parallel text in Spanish and English. Limited edition, 5000 copies.). ISBN/ASIN: B002K50QCU. Our Book No: 40709. $90 AUD.
114. Schachner, Robert (1912). Austraalia ja Uusi Seelanti: Maa, Kansa ja Talous (Mukaellen Suomensi A. K.). Jyvaskylassa: K. J. Gummerus Osakeyhtio. 61 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, card cover, pages lightly toned, spine little torn (repaired), minor edgewear. Title translation: "Australia and New Zealand: Country, Nation and Economy (Nicely translated by A.K.)". A pamphlet, translated (probably from German) into Finnish, about Australia and New Zealand up to the 1900s. (Robert Schachner, a German economist, wrote a series of letters from Australia during 1906 - 1907, about the supposed worker's paradise in Australia.). Our Book No: 16556. $30 AUD.
115. Scheunemann, Frauke; Frisch, Shelley (translator) (2012). Puppy Love: A Story of Love, Life, and the Best Friend a Girl Could Ever Have (1st English ed). London: Corvus / Atlantic Books. 297 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, small biro mark fore-edge. Bestselling novel, set in Germany, about a beautiful little dachshund mix named Hercules, who wants to find the perfect man for his much loved mistress, Caroline who has terrible taste in men. Hercules tells the story from his point of view, which makes this a delightful and funny book for anyone who likes dogs. ISBN/ASIN: 9780857893147. Our Book No: 29351. $10 AUD.
116. Schimmelpfennig, Roland; Bulloch, Jamie (translator) (2018). One Clear, Ice-cold January Morning at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century (1st translated ed). London: Maclehose Press. 233 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, spine little creased, minor edgewear. A novel by by playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, set in Germany. A wolf crosses the border between Poland and Germany. His trail leads all the way to Berlin, connecting the lives of disparate individuals whose paths intersect and diverge. Those who sight the wolf see their own lives reflected, and find themselves searching for a different path. This first novel of Germany's most celebrated contemporary playwright is written in prose of great power and precision. (Translated from German.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780857057013. Our Book No: 30319. $20 AUD.
117. Schirmer, G.; Baker, Theodore (translator) (1948). Twenty-four Italian Songs and Arias of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: For Medium Low Voice [Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, no 1723: Plate 41573]. New York: G. Schirmer. 100 pp. Hardback large quarto, blue cloth cover (gilt lettering), very good condition, rear cloth cover little scratched, endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, minor foxing, one folded sheet loose (misbound), minor edgewear, minor annotation contents page. Sheet music, in Italian language, with English translation (rebound edition). Includes: Per La Gloria D'adorarvi - Amarilli, Mia Bella - Alma Del Core - Come Raggio Di Sol - Sebben, Crudele - Vittoria, Mio Core! - Non Posso Disperar - Danza, Danza, Fanciulla Gentile - Vergin, Tutto Amor - Caro Mio Ben - O Del Mio Dolce Ardor - Che Fiero Costume - Pur Dicesti, O Bocca Bella - Il Mio Bel Foco - Lasciatemi Morire! - Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento - Se Tu M'ami, Se Sospiri - Nina (Attributed To Pergolesi) - Gia Il Sole Dal Gange - Le Violette - O Cessate Di Piagarmi - Se Florindo E Fedele - Pieta, Signore!; Tu Lo Sai. Our Book No: 14641. $15 AUD.
118. Schleiner, Louise; McQuillen, Connie (translator); Roller, Lynn E. (translator) (1994). Tudor and Stuart Women Writers [Women of Letters]. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 293 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear top edge. Examines British women writers of the Tudor and Stuart periods, and their culture from the perspectives of feminism, Marxism, sociology, and cultural semiotics. This book is a comprehensive study of those women who were more than translators or diarists and who found individual voices in texts for public or semi-public circulation. Contains verse translations from Greek and Latin. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 0253208866. Our Book No: 27171. $12 AUD.
119. Schotz, Susanne; Kuras, Peter (translator) (2019). The Secret Language of Cats: How to Understand Your Cat for a Better, Happier Relationship (2nd Australian p/b ed). Sydney: HQ Non Fiction / HarperCollins. 273 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, tables, minor edgewear. In this fascinating book, Susanne Schotz introduces cat lovers to the full range of feline vocalisations. She explains what tcats mean in different situations, and gives practical tips to help us understand our cats better. Written by a professor at Lund University in Sweden, where a long standing research program is proving that cats can actually use vocal communication - with each other and with their human caretakers. ISBN/ASIN: 9781489277770. Our Book No: 40440. $18 AUD.
120. Schubert, Kurt; Doberstein, John W. (translator) (1959). The Dead Sea Community: Its Origin and Teachings (1st English p/b ed). London: Adam & Charles Black. 178 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine & covers lightly creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date. Written by Professor of Jewish Religion and Culture in the University of Vienna. Based on his lectures on the texts of Khirbet Qumran, delivered in the summer of 1957 at the University of Vienna. Translated from the German. Our Book No: 22375. $10 AUD.
121. Sinclair, Anne; Whiteside, Shaun (translator) (2014). My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War (1st translated ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 224 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) & few colour photos, corners front cover creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of her grandfather. In September 1940, a famous European art dealer disembarked in New York, one of many Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. He left behind his beloved Paris gallery: he saved his family, but his paintings - masterpieces by Cezanne, Monet, Sisley and others - were seized by the Nazis and the art dealer's own legacy was obliterated. More than 50 years later, the author found a box of letters and she discovered who her mother's father really was. Drawing on his intimate correspondence with Picasso, Matisse, Braque and others, she traces the life of a legendary member of the Parisian art scene. The author both reframes 20th century art history and reclaims family history. (Translated into English.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781922147288. Our Book No: 30500. $18 AUD.
122. Sonn, Tamara (1996). Interpreting Islam: Bandali Jawzi's Islamic Intellectual History. New York: Oxford University Press. 206 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). The first English translation of "The History of Intellectual Movements in Islam" (1928), a seminal text of Arab modernism, written by Paestinian intellectual Bandali alJawzi (1871 - 1942). The first Marxist interpretation of the history and development of Islamic thought. Valued for its critical method of reevaluating both European "orientalism" and classical Muslim heresiography. The source of weakness in both is a concern for vested imperial interest. ISBN/ASIN: 0195100514. Our Book No: 15720. $50 AUD.
123. Sperber, Dan (1977). Rethinking Symbolism (Reprint ed) [Cambridge Studies in Social Anthropology]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 153 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, figures, light foxing top edge, bottom edge little rubbed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Dan Sperber provides a brilliant, original and witty book outlines a general theory of symbolism. He argues against a semiological conception of symbols (symbols have meaning as words do), and for a cognitive model in which symbols represent knowledge of the memory of things and words. Draws upon various anthropological and philosophical traditions, and his field work among the Dorze of Ethiopia. Translated from French. ISBN/ASIN: 0521099676. Our Book No: 23205. $12 AUD.
124. Stoler Miller, Barbara (1984). The Gitagovinda of Jayadeva: Love Song of the Dark Lord (Reprint ed) [Indian Series of the Translations Collection of the United Nations (UNESCO)]. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. 225 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny scuff top spine, small closed tear spine, minor edgewear. This dramatic lyrical poem, translated & edited here by Stoler Miller, is a unique work in Indian literature and a source of inspiration in both medieval and contemporary Vaisnavism. It describes the loves of Krsna and Radha in 12 cantos containing 24 songs. The poem is really a kind of drama, of the ragakavya type, since it is usually acted. ISBN/ASIN: 8120803671. Our Book No: 28374. $15 AUD.
125. Sunshine Club, Members of (1975). Norfolk Island Cookery Book, with Local Words and Phrases. Norfolk Island: Greenways Press. 48 pp. Paperback very small, stapled pamphlet, card cover, very good condition. Estimated date: 1970s (Trove, this publisher). Last three pages contain Norfolk phrases and their English translation. Our Book No: 9223. $10 AUD.
126. Svendsen, Lars; Irons, John (translation) (2006). Fashion: A Philosophy (1st English ed). London: Reaktion Books. 188 pp. Paperback tall trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Drawing on a range of commentators, from Adam Smith in the 18th century to Roland Barthes in more recent times, Lars Svendsen analyses fashion as a historical phenomenon and as a philosophy of aesthetics, and considers fashion's relationships to art, politics and philosophy. ISBN/ASIN: 1861892918. Our Book No: 24999. $16 AUD.
127. Szlezak, Thomas A.; Zanker, Graham (translator) (1999). Reading Plato (1st English ed). London: Routledge. 137 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint foxing edges, top corner clipped front flyleaf, minor edgewear. This book offers a concise and illuminating insight into the complexities and difficulties of the Platonic dialogues which will be invaluable to any student of Plato's philosophy. ISBN/ASIN: 0415189845. Our Book No: 27309. $20 AUD.
128. Takei, Naoki; Takano, Makoto (translation); Kondo, Miwako (illustrator); Shibata, Yu (illustrator) (2001). Japanese Culture (1st stated ed) [Getting Closer to Japan]. Tokyo, Japan: ASK Co., Ltd. 95 pp. Paperback octavo, dustjacket, card covers, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. This book is for business people new to Japan who may be having trouble in living, working, and understanding Japanese culture and the Japanese people. It will also interest anyone who would like to learn more about Japanese culture. ISBN/ASIN: 4872170695. Our Book No: 25410. $10 AUD.
129. Teffi; Chandler, Robert (translator) (2016). Memories from Moscow to the Black Sea (1st ed). London: Puskin Press. 349 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, minimal split front hinge (pages firm), sticker mark. The fascinating story of the Russian writer and satirist Teffi. This book is her blackly funny and heart breaking account of her final journey into exile across Russia. Published in English for the first time, it confirms the rediscovery of Teffi as one of the most humane, perceptive observers of her time. ISBN/ASIN: 9781782271697. Our Book No: 40345. $25 AUD.
130. Tegner, Esaias; Hamel, Leopold (translator) (1874). Frithiof's Saga: Translated from the Swedish, with Notes, Index, and a Short Abstract of the Northern Mythology (1st ed). London: Trubner & Co. 279 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, dark green embossed pictorial boards, gilt lettering front cover & spine, gilt border front cover, spine ends slightly worn, light foxing & rubbing edges, pages lightly toned, front hinge partly split (pages firm), covers little rubbed, flyleaves toned, some edgewear corners, errata slip tipped in, owner's name label inside front cover. Tegner's remarkable poem has been translated into almost every European language. The translator has produced an epic which is in the hearts of the Northern nations. He has written copious notes, although simple, and a brief abstract of the Northern Mythology, taken principally from the two Eddas. He hopes to succeed in introducing, to those unacquainted with the Northern lore, the hero-gods of the ancient Vikings. The glossary, at the end of the book, is worthy and useful. The abstract (p233), the preface to Canto XXIV (p208), may also be helpful to glance over before reading the poem, because some parts, which may seem obscure, will then be clearer to the mind. Our Book No: 40556. $60 AUD.
131. Tersac, Helene; Clement, Frederic (illustrator) (1983). The Animal's Ball (English, reprint ed). London: Green Tiger Press (A Star & Elephant Book). 33 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), tipped-in colour illustrations, faint foxing boards, edgewear corners & spine ends jacket (little rubbed & scuffed, small closed tear). Children's picture adventure story told by a little girl. She is in bed and cannot sleep. She leaves her bed and from the top of her stairs sees an amazing sight - wild animals walking on their hind legs, dressed in beautiful clothes, and having a party. The French painter Frederic Clement has illustrated this unusual story. Each painting brings the story to life, and each has a distinctive perfection. Winner of a Parent's Choice Remarkable Book award for art. Translated from French. ISBN/ASIN: 0914676954. Our Book No: 27959. $25 AUD.
132. Theissen, Gerd; Schutz, John H. (translator, introduction) (1982). The Social Setting of Pauline Christianity: Essays on Corinth (1st U.K. ed) [Studies of the New Testament and its World]. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. 210 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (flap price-clipped, top corner tip front cover creased), minor edgewear, minimal marginal annotation in text. A major collection of essays by Gerd Theissen about the sociology of the New Testament, in which the author presents part of a general thesis about the development of Early Pauline Christianity, with a focus on Corinth. (Translated from German. From the Studies of the New Testament and its World series.). ISBN/ASIN: 0567093115. Our Book No: 24356. $20 AUD.
133. Thien Tam, Thich (1994). Buddhism of Wisdom and Faith: Pure Land Principles and Practice (5th ed) [Pure Land series]. Bronx, NY: Sutra Translation Committee of the United States and Canada. 363 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card covers (with flaps), minor edgewear. The late Dharma Master Thich Thien Tam specialized in both the Pure Land and Esoteric traditions. This treatise, his best known work, is the outgrowth of a multi-year retreat devoted to the study of the Tripitaka, with emphasis on Pure Land related texts. Translated from Vietnamese and edited by the Van Hein Study Group. For free distribution, but we bought our copy secondhand. (No date, but about 1994, Trove.) Our Book No: 22522. $10 AUD.
134. Timmers, Leo (2010). Crow (1st Australian ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner rear cover creased, light creases internal pages, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about a crow who wanted to make friends with the small birds. Everyone is afraid of him, so he tries to change his colour. The easy-to-read text and bright illustrations suits all ages. (Translated from the Dutch.). ISBN/ASIN: 9780864618177. Our Book No: 28684. $15 AUD.
135. Turnbull, John (1806). John Turnbull's Reise um die Welt in den Jahren 1800 bis 1804: Nebst einer Genauen Schilderung der Englischen Verbrecher-Kolonien in Neu-Holland und der Societats- und Sandwich-Inseln in ihrem Gegenwartigen Zustande. Wein (Vienna): In Kommission bei Anton Doll. 438 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, marbled papered board cover (spine label, corners bumped), two black & white plates (lithographs), foldout map at rear, pages toned (text only) & little creased, edges speckled & lightly foxed, sticker & rubber stamp (minimal EX-LIBRARY). Translation: "John Turnbull's travel around the world in the years 1800 to 1804: together with a precise detailing of the English convict colonies in New Holland, and the existing Society and Sandwich Islands [Tahiti and Hawaii] in the present day". A German translation of the first edition published in London in 1805. Records his commercial trading voyage aboard the trading ship Margaret, and includes extensive accounts of Botany Bay, as well as Norfolk Island. (XXV embossed on embedded black spine label. Lithographs opposite pages 116, 262.). Our Book No: 16748. $250 AUD.
136. Tzu, Sun; Clavell, James (editor, foreword) (1990). The Art of War (Recent reprint ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 95 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Sun Tzu's 2,000-year old classic Chinese military masterpiece is here translated by Lionel Giles, and edited for clarity by Clavell. It consists of 13 chapters that reflect the mind of a born military strategist and practical soldier whose maxims, full of acuteness and commonsense, relate as much to the present day as they do to the military conditions of the time in which they were written. ISBN/ASIN: 0340276045. Our Book No: 3891. $15 AUD.
137. Upfield, Arthur; Valencia, Michele (translator) (1998). The Melbourne Cup Mystery / Le Mystère de la Melbourne Cup [French language]. La Tour d'Aigues: Editions de l'Aube. 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners, loose red wraparound label (author's printed name). This novel by Arthur Upfield, initially published in 1933, was inspired by the strange death of the champion horse Phar Lap, the famous winner of the Melbourne Cup. (This is the scarce French language edition. Has loose red wraparound label, with 'Upfield' name in big letters.). ISBN/ASIN: 2876784580. Our Book No: 14793. $30 AUD.
138. Vacchetta, Massimo; Tomaselli, Antonella (with) (2018). A Handful of Happiness: Ninna, the Tiny Hedgehog with a Big Heart (1st English ed). London: Quercus Editions. 199 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, spine ends little rubbed. This is the heart-warming story of how a tiny hedgehog helped one man find hope. About a baby hedgehog named Ninna and a vet who found her and cared for her, and went on to establish a hedgehog sanctuary for the injured, orphaned, and starving hedgehogs he found. (Translated from Italian language). ISBN/ASIN: 9781786489104. Our Book No: 40245. $20 AUD.
139. Valcarcel, Roberto; Secretan, Francine; de Kahl, Marciana Vivado (translator) (1996). Francine Secretan. La Paz, Bolivia: Fundacion Cima. 42 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled pamphlet, colour photos (some full-page), faint foxing covers & few pages, top corner tips covers little creased, few light creases rear cover, minor edgewear. This pamphlet shows the sculptures by Bolivian sculptress Francine Secretan. There is a photo of Francine inside the rear cover. In her latest exhibition in Bolivia, she uses the environment and nature for inspiration to create her special sculptures. The pamphlet includes three postcards depicting some of her sculptures. (No date, but 1996. Unnumbered pages.). Our Book No: 40829. $20 AUD.
140. Van Hasselt, A.; Ronge, J.-B. (1828). Repertoire de Concerts Ecole Allemande: 30 Airs pour Basse ou Baryton [Plate: 2684]. Braunschweig & New York: Henry Litolff's Verlag. 175 pp. Hardback small quarto, half-bound (marbled covers, deluxe cloth spine), good plus condition, pages toned, endpapers lightly foxed. (Estimated date, 1828 or later, WorldCat.) Sheet music. Full title page: "Repertoire des Concers - Ecole Allemande - 30 Airs de Bach, Haendal, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber et Schubert - Pour Basse ou Baryton - Avec Paroles Allemandes, Italiennes ou Anglaises et Traduction Francaise Rythmee - par A. van Hasselt et J.-B. Ronge". Parallel text in German, French and Italian languages. Our Book No: 5658. $50 AUD.
141. van Meekeren, Erwin; Gunderson, Prof. Dr. John G. (foreword); Hurkmans, Willem (translator); Kelly, Jackie (translator) (2003). Starry Starry Night: Life and Psychiatric History of Vincent van Gogh (1st ed). Amsterdam: Benecke N.I. 164 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, colour replicas of paintings, minor edgewear. Erwin van Meekeren describes the life of Vincent van Gogh, his personality, the times in which he lived, and his psychiatric history. The book has been written by a psychiatrist, and it is intended for anyone with an interest in Van Gogh and his era. There is a small section with a limited number of colour replicas of his paintings. ISBN/ASIN: 9073637570. Our Book No: 29031. $30 AUD.
142. Vazhakala, Fr Sebastian (2004). Life with Mother Teresa: My Thirty-year Friendship With the Mother of the Poor. Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press / Servent Books. 242 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. Father Sebastian Vazhakala has worked closely with Mother Teresa for 30 years and was involved with her work in India. He tells stories of the founding of the Contemplative and the Lay Missionaries, and provides fresh insight into Mother Teresa: "timid and very sensitive by nature", but who surrendered everything to God in order to serve the poor. Through unedited letters (reproduced here), photos and anecdotes ranging from Mother Teresa's childhood in Albania, to her memory loss of later years, this special story gives a new portrait of both Mother Teresa and the inner spirit of the Missionaries of Charity. (Translated from the Italian.). ISBN/ASIN: 0867166223. Our Book No: 22649. $12 AUD.
143. Verite, Marcelle; Ivanovsky, Elisabeth (illustrator) (1968). Tip Tip in the Sun (1st English ed). London: Geoffrey Chapman. 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, pictorial boards, colour drawings, boards little scratched, worn patches top & bottom fore-edge, hinges little loose (pages firm), top edge little foxed, staples rusted, some edgewear, owner's written name & address front pastedown. Charming collectible children's story about a little sparrow who has many adventures and meets lots of new friends. The easy to read text and charming drawings will delight adults and children alike. A lovely old book to have, or add to any others about Tip Tip. (SALE PRICE. Scarce. Apparently translated from Belgian French.). Our Book No: 23206. $15 AUD.
144. Verner, Miroslav; Rendall, Steven (translator) (2003). The Pyramids: Their Archaeology and History (New ed). London: Atlantic Books. 495 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, colour photos, figures, plans, small scuff inside rear cover, light foxing edges, spine little creased, few small marks edges, minor edgewear, owner's name title page. Miroslav Verner presents the key discoveries that answer some fundamental questions that have puzzled Egyptologists for centuries. Set against the background of ancient Egyptian culture and politics, this book is a fresh look at these unique edifices. ISBN/ASIN: 1843541718. Our Book No: 30837. $25 AUD.
145. Veronesi, Sandro; Pala, Elena (translator) (2021). The Hummingbird (1st English ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 289 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top corner tips covers creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This thrilling novel by Sandro Veronesi is a surprising and very moving reinvention of the family saga. It is about the need to look to the future with hope and live with intensity to the very end. Marco Carrera is 'the hummingbird', a man with the almost supernatural ability to stay still as the world around him continues to change. Translated from Italian. ISBN/ASIN: 9781474617475. Our Book No: 40965. $20 AUD.
146. Villa-Real, Ricardo; Bayes de Luna, Pilarin (illustrator); Taylor, Rene (translator) (1997). The Alhambra Told to Children (1st ed). Granada, Spain: Ediciones Miguel Sanchez. 38 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear & creasing. A story of Spanish history and legend (the Islamic palace in Granada), told by the grandfather to his three grandchildren and a small friend of theirs. One of the grandchildren wanted him to relate the story to other children, and this brief account was written. The many drawings will keep young minds busy for awhile. Translated from Spanish. ISBN/ASIN: 8471690535. Our Book No: 28089. $10 AUD.
147. Voigt, Johannes H. (editor); Fletcher, John (assisted); Moses, John A. (assisted) (1983). New Beginnings: The Germans in New South Wales and Queensland (Neuanfange Deutshe in New South Wales und Queensland) [Studies in International Cultural Relations]. Stuttgart, Germany: Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations. 290 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, black & white text-photos (few full-page photos), corner tips few pages lightly creased, small mark fore-edge, spine & top edge covers faded, top corner front cover creased, front and rear hinges slightly split (pages firm), spine & free flyleaf little creased, minor edgewear. This book is about the assimilation of Germans into New South Wales and Queensland. Some of the chapters are: The centenarians - 100 years of Concordia Club - Immigration, assimilation, and pioneers - Religious, cultural, and scientific relations. Includes a section at the rear on early German connexions with natural history, geology, and mining in New South Wales and Queensland. (Volume 20 in this series. English text, parallel German translation.). Our Book No: 30621. $20 AUD.
148. Wendt, Marlitt (2011). Trust Instead of Dominance: Working Towards a New Form of Ethical Horsemanship (1st English ed). Richmond Upon Thames: Cadmos Publishing. 126 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, covers little scratched. German behavioural scientist Marlitt Wendt explodes the widely held belief in the theory of dominance over the horse. Presents a new scientifically based concept which is founded instead on friendship as an ethical alternative. Marlitt covers a range of topics from herd behaviour, the concept of hierarchy through to an insight into current learning theory. ISBN/ASIN: 9780857880017. Our Book No: 27144. $18 AUD.
149. Weninger, Brigitte; Tharlet, Eve (illustrator) (1996). Where Have You Gone, Davy? (1st ed). New York: North - South Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour illustrations. Children's picture story. A beautifully illustrated story about a rabbit named Davy, who gets the blame for breaking his Mother's china bowl. He runs away, and has many frightening adventures. His Mother finds him and tells him who really owned up to the broken bowl; he returns home and learns the true meaning of sharing. A charming book for any age. Translated from the German. ISBN/ASIN: 1558586644. Our Book No: 22105. $12 AUD.
150. Wild, Margaret; Blackwood, Freya (illustrator) (2009). Samuel and Saltitao. Cordova, Portugal: Editorial Caminho. 32 pp. Paperback large square quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, top corner little bumped. Portuguese translation of the children's picture story "Harry & Hopper" (Omnibus, Gosford, 2009). Samuel and Saltitao his dog do everything together. At night, Saltibao sneaks past Dad and goes to sleep in Samuel's bed. One day, Samuel comes home from school and his dog isn't there to greet him. Teaches children about the death of a loved pet dog. ISBN/ASIN: 9789722120937. Our Book No: 14867. $20 AUD.
151. Wild, Margaret; King, Stephen Michael (illustrator); De Aquino, Gilda (translator) (2009). Porcolino e Vovo. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Brinque-Book. 36 pp. Paperback square quarto, as new condition, colour drawings. Brazilian translation of "Piglet and Granny", a children's picture story about life on a farm. ISBN/ASIN: 9788574122878. Our Book No: 15191. $20 AUD.
152. Wyss, J. D. [as Wyss]; MM, Telery et Pegard, illustrators; de Montolieu, Madame Isabelle (translator) (1861). Le Robinson Suisse: Contenant la Suite Donnee par l'Auteur: Traduction Nouvelle. Paris: Morozot, Libraire-Editeur. 464 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, brown cloth cover (embossed bands, gilt spine lettering & decoration), full-page black & white engravings, frontispiece engraving (tissue guard, toned & torn repaired), all edges gilt, flexible endpapers, edgewear, some foxing (mainly end pages & page edges), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A novel for young adults written in German by J. D. Wyss in 1812, inspired by Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe'. It was translated by Madame de Montolieu into French in 1814, altering the ending. This is a later version of this French translation. A Swiss family is shipwrecked on a desert island en route to Port Jackson (Botany Bay), New South Wales. Our Book No: 16805. $40 AUD.
153. Yun, Venerable Master Hsing; Shan, Fo Kuang (translation) (1999). Mindful Wisdom, Heartfelt Joy (3rd ed). Berkeley, NSW: International Buddhist Association of Australia Inc. 144 pp. Paperback small square in card slipcase, very good condition, slipcase edge one side lifting slightly, sticker rear cover book. A little book packed with Buddhist wisdom. One page is in English and the opposite side is in Chinese. The sticker is from Fo Guang Tea House Sussex Street Sydney. ISBN/ASIN: 0646343688. Our Book No: 40727. $15 AUD.