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1. Ahmad, Aziz Zariza (1987). Taib Mahmud: Sarawak Towards a Common Destiny. Malaysia: Firma Malaysia Publishing. 243 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. English-language edition of the biography of the Chief Minister of the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. Our Book No: 11931. $20 AUD.
2. Aronsten, Joan; Adams, Adye (illustrator); Holland, Dulcie (music) (1955). Charley, the Concrete - Mixer. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 16 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled, illustrated flexible covers, colour drawings, music score, spine rubbed, rear cover a little marked, pages lightly toned, light tide marks top & bottom edge (previous water marks now dry, does not affect text), single centre sheet loose at staples, small tear bottom edge single page, rough-cut edges, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about the adventures of a cement mixer. Charley was very upset when the new men that filled in when Mr Bert went on holidays left him out in the rain. Next day, Charley he would not work, so the new men put him on the scrap-heap. Mr Bert and his men returned and found him. Mr Bert fixed Charley's rusty screw, and he happily returned to work singing his cement mixer song. A charming book for any age. (Estimated date, 1950s.). Our Book No: 29208. $30 AUD.
3. Ashton, Julian (1920). The Julian Ashton Book. Sydney: Art in Australia. Unnum pp. Paperback wide octavo, dustjacket (fixed at spine, edges little overlap card cover), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tipped-in colour plates, black & white photos at rear, spine repaired (grey cloth), yapp edges jacket (overlaps, small edge tears repaired), edges foxed (little internal foxing), pages toned as usual, some edgewear. Sydney Ure Smith and others (a committee chaired by C. Lloyd Jones) compiled this illustrated book of essays when artist Julian Ashton retired because of failing health. Norman Lindsay writes on Ashton's personality. Grace Crowley writes on behalf of his students on Ashton the teacher. Hardy Wilson, Christopher Brennan and Lionel Lindsay also contributed essays. Our Book No: 17056. $70 AUD.
4. Attiwill, P. M. (editor).; Adams, Mark A. (editor) (1996). Nutrition of Eucalypts (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 440 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white figures, colour plates, tables, light foxing edges, minor foxing endpapers & flyleaf & few pages, covers little rubbed, top spine little creased, few scuffs fore-edges covers. Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A comprehensive survey of the work on eucalypts growing on old, highly weathered Australian soils, and eucalypts grown in plantations in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, India, Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Written by contributors from around the world, this book brings us up to date with current developments in the nutritional management of commercial eucalyptus plantations. It includes a database of references on eucalypt nutrition, and will be a valuable reference source for students, foresters, tree breeders, agricultural scientists and soil conservationists. ISBN: 0643057579. Our Book No: 29220. $60 AUD.
5. Bandler, Richard; Grinder, John; Andreas, Steve (editor) (1992). Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming (Reprint ed) [Neurolinguistic Programming: NLP]. Moab, UT: Real People Press. 194 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear. A transcript of a seminar in which Richard Bandler and John Grinder present their views on neurolinguistic programming (NLP) to other therapists. Nonverbal communication is an important element in the NLP method. ISBN: 0911226192. Our Book No: 14975. $25 AUD.
6. Beck, Deborah (2011). Set in Stone: The Cell Block Theatre. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 234 pp. Paperback small quarto, thick stiffened covers, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, colour illustrations, illustrated endpapers, slight bump base spine, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of how a derelict wing of Darlinghurst Gaol became the Cell Block Theatre, the hub of Australia's avant-garde music, theatre and dance scene in the 1960s and '70s. This Gaol was once home to Sydney's most notorious female criminals. Early performances were from artists such as John Bell, Yvonne Kenny, Peter Sculthorpe, David Malouf, Jim Sharman and Nick Cave. This very special book is the first book to look at this iconic cultural site and the ground-breaking works that came from its rough sandstone walls. The archival photos throughout the book and colour adverts on the endpapers help to tell this fascinating story. ISBN: 9781742232614. Our Book No: 29229. $30 AUD.
7. Bell, Diane (1985). Daughters of the Dreaming (Reprint ed). Melbourne / Sydney: McPhee Gribble / George Allen & Unwin. 297 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, figures, minor edgewear, corner tip rear cover little scuffed, covers little creased, spine little faded, light stain spine ends & adjacent covers, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. An ethnographic (anthropological or sociological) study of Aboriginal women (Northern Territory) from a female perspective. How gender relations are changing in indigenous Australian society. ISBN: 0868614726. Our Book No: 29232. $15 AUD.
8. Biard D'Aunet, [Georges] (1907). L'Aurore Australe. Paris: Librairie Plon: Plon-Nourrit et Cie, Impimeurs-Editeurs. 403 pp. Hardback very small, very good condition, marbled cloth cover, leather spine (gilt spine lettering, raised bands, sticker mark), marbled endpapers, pages toned as usual, minimal EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamps, label remnants front cover), edgewear, minor annotation first pages. Subtitle: "La societe australienne, le socialisme en Australie, la constitution australienne et son fonctionnement, la valeur et la situation materielles de l'Australie, l'Australie vue de dehors." An interesting French perspective on Australian society and politics contemporary with the birth of the Commonwealth of Australia. Based on personal observations from 1893 to 1905 plus two published articles. French language text. Our Book No: 17029. $40 AUD.
9. Billett, Bill (2009). Mont St Quentin: A Soldier's Battle. Dural, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing. 184 pp. Paperback trade (with wide flaps) very good plus condition, black & white photos, maps, colour photos rear flap, black & white portrait front flap, small mark bottom edge. The author served in both British and Australian Military Forces. He writes a detailed account of the planning and execution of the decisive battle to capture Mont St Quentin, the Somme (France) in 1918. Also discusses advances in military tactics, in maintaining morale and the technology of battle, before then examining the record of Monash as a military commander. Includes historical and contemporary photos, maps and diagrams. There is also travel information for anyone wanting to travel to Mont St Quentin to see where and how the battle was fought. ISBN: 9781877058875. Our Book No: 29233. $18 AUD.
10. Blakely, W. F. (1934). A Key to the Eucalypts: With Descriptions of 500 species and 138 Varieties. And a Companion to J. H. Maiden's Critical Revision of the Genus Eucalypts (1st ed). Sydney: Worker Trustees (Printer). 339 pp. Paperback octavo, fair plus condition, card cover (red cloth spine), few black & white vignettes, covers creased, bottom edge stained covers & some pages, pages lightly edges toned, top edge & few pages lightly foxed, few page corners creased, edgewear, bookplate. The self-published first edition of this reference book of eucalyptus species, which is a very useful reference book for botanists, apiarists, seed collectors, foresters, entomologists, horticulturists, oil distillers and tree lovers. There are frequent cross-references (and corrections) to text and plates in Maiden's pioneering critical textbook on eucalyptus series. A complete reading copy of the scarce first edition. Our Book No: 17050. $30 AUD.
11. Bloomfield, F. C.; Peterson, E.; Brown, B. S. (revision) (1981). The Australian Carpenter & Joiner: Volume 2 (4th ed). Sydney: Standard Publishing Co. 233 pp. Hardback octavo, very good plus condition, red cloth cover, figures, drawings, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. Fourth edition. One volume (pages 344 to 577) of a four-volume set, written for TAFE courses in carpentry. Fourth edition, completely revised and re-written by Brown. The authors work for the Department of Technical and Further Education, New South Wales. Consists of chapter 12 (fences and gates) to chapter 23 (roofing). ISBN: 0909100071. Our Book No: 4210. $20 AUD.
12. Bloomfield, F. C.; Peterson, E.; Brown, B. S. (revision) (1981). The Australian Carpenter & Joiner: Volume 4 (4th ed). Sydney: Standard Publishing Co. 311 pp. Hardback octavo, very good plus condition, red cloth cover, figures, drawings, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. Fourth edition. One volume (pages 805 to 1116) of a four-volume set, written for TAFE courses in carpentry. Fourth edition, completely revised and re-written by Brown. The authors work for the Department of Technical and Further Education, New South Wales. Consists of chapter 38 (fitments and fittings) to chapter 50 (glossary of terms), plus an index to all four volumes. ISBN: 0909100098. Our Book No: 4211. $20 AUD.
13. Blyton, Enid (retold) (1960). Brer Rabbit and His Friends (1st Australian ed) [Olde Thatch Series]. Melbourne: Macmillan & Co. 64 pp. Paperback small, good condition, green flexible pictorial covers, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, mark top edge, top spine little rubbed, covers little faded, spine & one page little creased, front hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear. A book of short stories for children in which with full-page black & white drawings Brer Rabbit is joined by Brer Fox and a cast of characters. Our Book No: 29212. $18 AUD.
14. Boo, Katherine (2012). Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity. Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 256 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear corners. This book tells the dramatic stories of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi which is a makeshift settlement near Mumbai airport. The author uses intelligence, humour, and deep insight into what connects human beings in an era of change. Learn about the daily struggles of Abdul, Asha, Asha's daughter, and Kalu as they do their best to cope with what they have. ISBN: 9781921844638. Our Book No: 29210. $18 AUD.
15. Brotton, Jerry (2003). The Renaissance Bazaar: From the Silk Road to Michelangelo (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 243 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour plates, black & white text-photos, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear corners & spine. Describes the period in Europe between 1400 and 1600 known as the Renaissance. The author argues that modern Europe emerged in this period by competing and exchanging ideas and commodities with its Eastern neighbours. This is the first book to synthesize these developments, and suggest how an understanding of the impact of the East changes an understanding of the Renaissance. Suggests that exciting discoveries are still to be found in the future. ISBN: 0192802658. Our Book No: 29204. $30 AUD.
16. Brown, Warren (2015). Lasseter's Gold (The Mystery of Harold Lasseter and his Fabulously Rich Gold Reef in the Central Australian Desert). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few light scratches rear cover, minor edgewear corners. When Harold Bell Lasseter disappeared in late 1930 it could have been the end of a mystery. Thirty-three years earlier he had staggered out of the desert, almost dead, his pockets bulging with gold, claiming to have found a 15 kilometre gold reef. The mystery deepened when he and a surveyor returned to the isolated and mysterious ranges where the reef was supposed to be located. It became legendary when the largest inland expedition since Burke and Wills was launched. Vividly recreates the drama of the search - the characters, the fights, the soaring temperatures, the impossible terrain, the plane crash, the pistol-carrying dingo-skinner who appeared out of nowhere. And who was Lasseter? A one-time sailor, a bigamist, a man who claimed John Bradfield stole his plans for a single-span bridge to cross Sydney Harbour - was he also a very, very good liar? The gripping story of an outback legend. Is it just a myth - or is there really a massive gold reef out there, just waiting to be discovered? ISBN: 9780733631603. Our Book No: 17055. $20 AUD.
17. Burningham, John (2000). Come Away From the Water, Shirley (Reprint ed). London: Red Fox / Random Century Children's. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, colour drawings, top corner creased rear cover, minor edgewear corners & spine. A children's picture book about a girl named Shirley who has many adventures when she goes to the beach with her parents. The easy-to-read text and large pictures make this a delightful book for all ages. ISBN: 9780099899402. Our Book No: 29216. $10 AUD.
18. Carn, K. G. (1939). Control of Weeds (Revised, retitled ed). Sydney: New South Wales Department of Agriculture / Rural Bank of New South Wales. 66 pp. Paperback tall trade, good condition, concealed staples, paper covers, black & white drawings, colour plates, tide marks bottom edge last few pages & rear cover (former water contact now dry, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, white background on covers little marked, slight loss bottom spine, closed tear spine, few creases covers, minor insect damage fore-edge covers, minor edgewear corners. This book has been issued to help the person on the land to control the weeds that are a problem to all farmers. The black & white illustrations and colour plates will help with identification. Written by the Weeds Officer, New South Wales Department of Agriculture. (Originally published in 1935 under the title "Know Your Weeds". This is the revised and enlarged retitled edition.). Our Book No: 29245. $15 AUD.
19. Chappell (1952). Chappell Song Hits - Radio and Dance! [Chappell Album Series, no 46]. Sydney: Chappell & Co. 22 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, staples rusted, front cover and internal page folded, corner creased one page, pages lightly toned, some foxing & edgewear, minor pencil annotation. Sheet music for eight songs (complete words & music): You belong to me - Gandy dancer's ball - One hour ahead of the posse - Boom song - When I take my sugar to tea - I wanna say hello - Just a little lovin' will go a long way - Meet Mr Callaghan. Our Book No: 17034. $10 AUD.
20. Cohen, Daniel (1994). Encyclopedia of Ghosts. London: Michael O'Mara Books. 278 pp. Paperback, very good condition. A fascinating collection of famous ghost stories worldwide. ISBN: 1854799762. Our Book No: 17044. $10 AUD.
21. Conze, Edward (1975). Buddhist Meditation (Reprint ed) [Ethical and Religious Classics of East and West]. London: Unwin Books. 183 pp. Paperback small, good condition, spine lightly faded, pages faintly toned, some edgewear & scuffing, sticker mark, rubber bookshop stamp. As an intensely practical religion, Buddhism has devised a great number of meditations. In recent years psychologists have shown great interest in the therapeutic value of these meditations, but accurate information about them has been hard to come by. The most outstanding original documents have been traslated by Edward Conze from Pali, Sanskrit and Tibetan. The volume, originally published in 1956, also deals with the meaning of Buddhist meditation, and the relation of its methods and presuppositions to modern psychology. ISBN: 0042940737. Our Book No: 4204. $10 AUD.
22. Cooper, H. M. (1962). Australian Aboriginal Words: 3000 Examples and Their Meanings (4th revised & enlarged ed). Adelaide: South Australian Museum. 40 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled pamphlet, good condition, minor insect damagr along spine front cover, staples little rusted, some corner tips covers & pages little creased, pages lightly toned, corners rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This booklet has a selection of 3,000 Australian Aboriginal words and their equivalents - as closely as possible -i n English. These may be of interest to the general reader and, in addition, offer a means of providing names for private homes, properties, institutions, streets, boats, ships and commercial products. This booklet is a guide for general use and should not be considered as purely scientific. Our Book No: 29241. $15 AUD.
23. Crane, Walter (1982). Baby's Own Aesop [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 56 pp. Hardback small square octavo, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, papered boards (green cloth spine), colour drawings, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. A classic children's picture book, fabulously illustrated, one of three similar books that followed Walter Crane's successful "toy books". Subtitle: Being the fables condensed in rhyme with portable morals pictorially pointed, engraved and printed in colours by Edmund Evans. Originally published by George Routledge, London, in 1887. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17048. $40 AUD.
24. Cummins, Bob (1988). Thunderbolt: A Biography of the Last of New South Wales' Notorious Bushrangers (A True Account) (1st ed). Moree, NSW: R. K. Cummins. 140 pp. Paperback large quarto, good condition, card covers, black & white text-photos, top edge near spine bumped, covers little marked & faded as usual, minor edgewear, old price marks, autograph (author's written name), owner's written name. The true account of Captain Thunderbolt, or Frederick Ward (1836 - 1870). This book is the result of over 20 years study of bushranging. In 1970 the author was secretary of the Thunderbolt Centenary Committee at Uralla and had a memorial erected to Constable A. B. Walker, the hero who shot Thunderbolt. (Estimated date, 1988, Trove catalogue.). ISBN: 0958796203. Our Book No: 22108. $30 AUD.
25. D'Antonio, Michael (2016). The Truth About Trump. New York: Thomas Dunne / St Martin's Griffin. 389 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. The bestselling biography of Donald Trump, elected president of the United States in 2016. This most famous American businessman had played the role of provocateur so often that pundits, reporters, and voters struggled to believe that he was a serious contender. Trump stirred so much controversy that his candidacy puzzled anyone who applied ordinary political logic to the race. But Trump has rarely been ordinary in his pursuit of success, and his trademark showmanship is based on a logic that begins with his firm belief that he is a singular and superior human being. ISBN: 9781250105288. Our Book No: 4212. $15 AUD.
26. de Fossard, Esta; Bartram, Haworth (photographer) (1976). Catkin: The Curious Kitten (1st ed). Melbourne: Childerset. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour photos, minor edgewear. First edition. A delightful Australian children's picture story about a cat. ISBN: 0909404100. Our Book No: 3157. $15 AUD.
27. de Fossard, Esta; Bartram, Haworth (photographer) (1976). Monty: The Runaway Mouse (1st ed). Adelaide: Childerset. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour photos, minor edgewear. An Australian children's picture story about a mouse. The large photos and easy text make this a charming book for any age. ISBN: 0909404135. Our Book No: 22470. $15 AUD.
28. Duncan, Alastair; De Bartha, Georges; Juvelis, Priscilla (preface) (1989). Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding: French Masterpieces 1880 - 1940. New York: Harry N. Abrams. 200 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, dustjacket (with side flaps), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour illustrations, minor edgewear jacket (top edge & top spine lightly creased). Heavy (1.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The first major study of the sudden flowering of the art of bookbinding in France at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. The sixty years between 1880 and 1940 produced bookbinding's greatest modern masters and many of its most original and gifted craftsmen and craftswomen. The authors follow the development of bookbinding from its beginnings and then look at the influence on bookbinding of the period's finest binders. This very special book has a detailed biography and bibliography on every binder of note. There are 252 illustrations, including 202 plates in full colour. The custom-made bindings are reproduced in full-colour - these were made as precious art works for the private libraries of wealthy bibliophiles. This book would be a wonderful addition to any book lovers library. ISBN: 0810918811. Our Book No: 29227. $80 AUD.
29. Emberg, Buck Thor; Emberg, Joan Dehle; Dawe, Maurice (illustrator) (1987). The Potoroo Who Slept at Night: Book 1 (1st stated ed). Tasmania: R. T. P Marketing (Tas). Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings, light bump base spine, light toning page edges & endpapers, autograph (both author's written names). Children's picture story about a potoroo (small kangaroo-like marsupial) who was different in his sleeping habits to the other potoroo's. The delightful drawings and easy-to-read text will suit all ages. A charming story about an endangered native animal. ISBN: 073160881X. Our Book No: 29228. $30 AUD.
30. Ewart, Alfred J.; Tovey, J. R. (assistant) (1909). The Weeds, Poison Plants, and Naturalized Aliens of Victoria. Part 1: Poisonous, Injurious, and Proclaimed Weeds (Native and Introduced), with the Coloured Plates. Part 2: Census of the Naturalized Aliens and Introduced Exotics (1st ed). Melbourne: Alfred J. Ewart / J. Kemp, Government Printer. 110 pp. Hardback large octavo, good condition, dark green cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), colour plates, light foxing most pages & plates, cover corners & spine ends little rubbed, slight colour loss spine, little rubbing spine & covers, edges lightly toned & foxed, light toning & foxing endpapers, little foxing title page, corners covers little bumped, owner's name & address. From the author's preface: Coloured drawings of all the proclaimed plants not previously figured were prepared for publication and these were issued from month to month in the Journal of the Department of Agriculture of Victoria. The present work contains these coloured plates, with a full account of the properties and the best modes of treatment of all our commoner weeds. Written by Government Botanist and Professor of Botany in the Melbourne University. This wonderful old book is in pretty good shape despite being over 100 year old, and would make a great addition to any botany book collection. Our Book No: 29239. $50 AUD.
31. Express, Armidale (1970). Thunderbolt! (The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser, Wednesday, May 25. 1870). Armidale, NSW: Armidale Express and Uralla Times. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, unstapled, black & white text-photos, many adverts, bottom corners little torn, pages very toned as usual, edgewear, in archival plastic sleeve. This supplement in the Armidale Express and Uralla Times newspaper celebrates the centenary of the shooting and death of the bushranger Thunderbolt by brave Captain Walker on Kentucky Creek near Uralla. Our Book No: 4203. $25 AUD.
32. Farrall, Lois (1992). The File on Fred: A Biography of Fred Farrall. Carrum, VIC: High Leigh Publishing. 215 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear & creasing, old price marks. Biography of Fred Farrell (1897 - 1991), a Victorian Labor union official. He served in France during World War 1 (WW1). He later became mayor of Prahran, an inner suburb of Melbourne. ISBN: 0646109812. Our Book No: 17036. $40 AUD.
33. Fraser Brown, Ann; Genheimer, Ronald (foreword) (2014). Betting On a Certainty: A Memoir. City Not Stated: Birch Island Books. 175 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & few sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name). About the author's early life in Australia and London, before she became a missionary in South Africa. Ann and her South African husband Derek served as missionaries for 33 years. They now live in Sydney where they are active in cross-cultural Christian ministry. ISBN: 9781495948558. Our Book No: 29206. $30 AUD.
34. French, Malcolm; Nicolle, Dean (1997). The Special Eucalypts: Perth and the South-West. Perth: F. & N. Eucalypts. 208 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, maps, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This book is about the eucalypts of southwestern Western Australia. There are 72 special native species and 33 popular introduced species described and photographed. The city of Perth and Districts have tall forest trees to small coastal dune mallees. The authors describe the most popular introduced species that are likely to be found on walkways. All species are in taxonomic order, and all botanical names are translated to help you enjoy this fascinating book. ISBN: 064629394X. Our Book No: 29230. $30 AUD.
35. Garner, Helen (2008). Postcards from Surfers (New ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group. 153 pp. Paperback, very good condition, title little faded spine, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. This book has eleven short stories about life and love. The stories tease out everyday life to show the darkness underneath but also the possibilities of joy. ISBN: 9780143180067. Our Book No: 29214. $16 AUD.
36. Goodfellow, Adam; Golding, Nicole; Roberts, Monty (introduction) (2003). Whispering Back (Tales from a Stable in the English Countryside) (1st ed). London: Ebury / Random House. 269 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear jacket. This is a beautiful humane story about their stable in the Cotswolds and their special care in support of problem horses; in many cases, this involves changing the habits of the owner as much as the horse. ISBN: 0091882729. Our Book No: 20004. $15 AUD.
37. Gorer, Geoffrey (1964). The American People: A Study in National Character (Revised, reprint ed). New York: W. W. Norton. 267 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, spine little faded, top corner tip front cover creased, rear cover scratched (minor annotation), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Revised edition. A provocative and revealing insight into the American character, originnaly published in 1948, and here revised. Our Book No: 17041. $15 AUD.
38. Gould, Stephen Jay (1990). Hens Teeth and Horse's Toes (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Group. 413 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few black & white drawings & text-photos, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the third volume of his collected essays. The author is celebrating the worldwide festivities for the third Darwinian centennial of our century, the 100th anniversary of Darwin's death. This readable and perceptive book will interest anyone wanting to know more about evolutionary theory. ISBN: 0140134816. Our Book No: 29203. $14 AUD.
39. Gray, Bill (Billy); Woodland, Chris (editor) (2015). Billy the Blackfella from Bourke (1st ed). Dural, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing. 168 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour & black & white photos, maps, minimal edgewear. This is the story of Billy Gray who referred to himself as a blackfella from Bourke. The authentic speaking voice of the man has been used in this book. Transcribed from tapes made by his friend of 52 years, he tells of life working as a stockman, drover, fencer, taxi driver, factory labourer, water and oil driller, in Australia, South America and Indonesia. Billy said that his travels gave him a deep understanding of the cultures of different peoples. Music was always important to Billy, and later in life he moved to Tamworth which is the centre of his beloved country music. Many readers may find some of the term's used by Billy to be politically incorrect. These expressions are still used today among the Aboriginal people: they were, and are, accepted lingo. ISBN: 9781925078688. Our Book No: 29219. $18 AUD.
40. Griffiths, Lexie; Loam, Arthur S. (music) (1949). Along the Track: Little Tunes for Young Pianists [Imperial Edition, no 543: Plate B.4815]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 12 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, stapled (staples rusted), spine repaired, pages little creased, covers & pages little toned & foxed, few page corners creased, minor edgewear & pencil annotation, owner's written name front cover. Sheet music for eight tunes: The Walk - The Kookaburra - The Green Frog - The Grasshopper - The Lady Bird - Mary Jane - Rain - Bedtime. (Copyright date, 1949.). Our Book No: 17033. $10 AUD.
41. Haidt, Jonathan (2013). The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion (Reprint ed). New York: Vintage / Random House. 501 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt wisely explores why our political leaders can't work together. Our minds are hardwired to be moral and judgemental. Conservatives and liberals live in different moral universes (politics and religion). He blends his own research findings with those of anthropologists, historians, and other psychologists to draw a map of the moral domain. Why do ideas such as "fairness" and "freedom" mean such different things to different people? He explains why conservatives can navigate that map more skilfully than can liberals. He then examines the origins of morality, overturning the view that evolution made us fundamentally selfish creatures. It is possible to liberate ourselves from the disputes that divide good people, and to cooperate with those whose views differ from our own. ISBN: 9780307455772. Our Book No: 17054. $21 AUD.
42. Healy, Tony; Cropper, Paul (1994). Out of the Shadows: Mystery Animals of Australia. Sydney: Ironbark Press. 200 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, maps, pages lightly toned as common (inside covers toned), minor foxing edges, minor edgewear. The first book to fully document Australia's mystery animals, including yowies, bunyips and thylacine (Tasmanian tiger). ISBN: 0330274996. Our Book No: 12996. $80 AUD.
43. Hill, Anthony (2001). Soldier Boy: The True Story of Jim Martin, the Youngest Anzac. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 174 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. On 28 June 1915, a young James Martin sailed from Melbourne on the troopship Berrima - bound for Gallipoli. He was 14 years old. This is Jim's extraordinary story, written for young adults. ISBN: 0141003308. Our Book No: 4876. $10 AUD.
44. Horne, Ross (1996). Cancerproof Your Body (Reprint ed) [Cancer Proof Your Body]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 208 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers little creased, cover little scratched, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: "What is cancer? How is it caused? How can we prevent it happening to us?". By the author of the bestselling books '"The Health Revolution'" and "Improving on Pritikin". He discusses how a natural (rather than cooked) diet helps to prevent cancers. ISBN: 0207189005. Our Book No: 3621. $20 AUD.
45. Hunt, Harold (1976). The Master Printers of Sydney: The Story of The Printing and Allied Trades Employers Association of New South Wales, 1887 - 1971. Sydney: Printing and Allied Trades Employers' Association of New South Wales (PATEA). 205 pp. Hardback small quarto, dark red boards, no jacket, gilt title cover & spine, illustrated endpapers, very good condition, black & white text-photos, cover corner lightly bumped, non-author written dedication. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This is the story of the employers' organisation which, in 1887 was called "The New South Wales Master Printers' Association", but later renamed. About the development of attitudes from the intense competitiveness of small owners in the last century to the modern realisation that a great national industry needs cooperation guided by fair arbitration. The main purpose is to show the influence of the Association and how it has helped significantly in the general development of the printing industry. The book would be of interest to anyone who had been involved in the industry, and would be valuable to historians and students. The photos are revealing. ISBN: 0909801037. Our Book No: 29202. $30 AUD.
46. Inglis, Brian (1987). The Power of Dreams. London: Grafton Books / Collins Publishing. 220 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge & reverse side jacket little foxed, minor edgewear. Stimulating historical and scientific survey that records their beneficial value of dreams, eg, for self-help and creativity. He is particualrly interested in prophetic and creative "visions' by famous people such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allan Poe, Neils Bohr, chemist Friedrich Kekule (who dreamed the benzene ring) and Elias Howe (who invented the sewing machine). ISBN: 0246129255. Our Book No: 17045. $15 AUD.
47. Jacobs, Ian; Stevenson, Ray (editor) (2008). A Fascinating Heritage of Sydney's Northern Beaches. Sydney, Brookvale: Northside Printing. 86 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos (mostly full-page), few black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. This book is about the history of Sydney's northern beaches. Describes heritage topics, objects and subjects, Aboriginal remains, war relics, old buildings, ruins and environmental habitats. The author has packed the book full of interesting information and photos which would appeal to residents and visitors, or anyone wanting to learn about this very historical part of Sydney. ISBN: 9780646500720. Our Book No: 29205. $30 AUD.
48. Jameson, Julietta (2003). Christmas Island: Indian Ocean. Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 293 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour map, spine minimally creased, minimal edgewear. A fascinating first-hand account of the multicultural life in Australia's most isolated territory, in the Indian Ocean close to Indonesia. The island has lately been most noted for hosting a detention centre for asylum seekers. ISBN: 0733311954. Our Book No: 20160. $12 AUD.
49. Kass, Terry; Liston, Carol; McClymont, John (1996). Parramatta: A Past Revealed. Sydney, Parramatta: Parramatta City Council. 454 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, glossy card covers, black & white text-photos (few colour), plans, map, corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear, non-author written name. Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A fresh look at the history of Parramatta since European settlement. The book is divided into three parts, with each author specialising in a particular era. In compiling this work they have relied on both earlier authorities and on newly revealed archival evidence. ISBN: 0958652716. Our Book No: 27062. $35 AUD.
50. Kelen, Kit (editor); Kent, Jean (editor) (2014). A Slow Combusting Hymn: Poetry from and about Newcastle and the Hunter Region. Bulahdelah, NSW: Association of Stories (ASM) and Cerberus Press. 328 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), pale grey top edge, very good condition, top corner rear cover little bumped, minor edgewear. A poetic book of words for and from a place. The poems are based in the Hunter Region of NSW, centered on the city of Newcastle. The 64 authors express their own sense of time and their own sense of belonging (or not). ISBN: 9789996542718. Our Book No: 29242. $30 AUD.
51. Kramer, Leonie (editor) (2003). The Multicultural Experiment: Immigrants Refugees and National Identity. Sydney: Macleay Press. 192 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, edges little rubbed. A collection of essays about multiculturalism in Australia, including from a conservative perspective. ISBN: 1876492104. Our Book No: 17039. $50 AUD.
52. Lawrence, Carmen (2006). Fear and Politics [Scribe Short Books]. Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 136 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, covers lightly creased, pencil annotations, autograph (owner's written name). Dr Carmen Lawrence (academic psychologist and senior Labor politician) argues that fear has been a crucial factor in shaping Australian public policy in recent years, and in Fear and Politics she charts its consequences on the Australian body politic. She discusses how xenophobia has shaped policies toward refugees, indigenous Australians, and Islamic fundamentalists, and examines the effects of being constantly warned about the risk of terrorism. She also looks at the sustained campaigns on law and order, and the exaggerated anxieties people now have of the risks of assault, murder, child abuse, and robbery. Dr Lawrence argues that fear can never provide a foundation of moral and political argument, and that the necessary antidote to the toxin of fear is a wholehearted embrace of the principles of freedom, equality, and co-operation. (Autograph of Geoff Gallop, former premier of Western Australia, plus his extensive pencil annotations to the text.). ISBN: 1920769870. Our Book No: 16633. $15 AUD.
53. Le Brun Holmes, Sandra (1992). Yirawala: Painter of the Dreaming (1st ed). Sydney, Rydalmere: Hodder & Stoughton. 160 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, colour plates, minor edgewear jacket (spine ends little rubbed, slight loss gilt title on spine, black background little rubbed). Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A biography about a great traditional painter and elder of the Gunwinggu [now Kunwinjku] tribe, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. This is also the story of Yirawala's faithful friend, Sandra Holmes, who has spent her lifetime trying to bridge the gap between Black and White Australia. The ceremonial paintings of Yirawala (1894 - 1976) - ceremony leader, law carrier, medicine man and healer of the Gunwinggu tribe - are sought by museums all over the world. In 1971 he received an MBE for services to Aboriginal art. Contains, for the first time, colour plates and explanations of the entire ceremonial series of 139 paintings collected by Sandra (now in the Australian National Gallery, Canberra). Yirawala asked Sandra to write this book so that everyone would understand the relationship between ceremonial painting and Aboriginal religion and law. Also records Yirawala's fight to protect his tribal lands. ISBN: 0646148834. Our Book No: 29224. $30 AUD.
54. Leonard, Gary; Fyfe, Suzanne (illustrator) (1996). Eucalypts: A Bushwalker's Guide (Reprint ed) [Bush Books Sydney & Environs]. Sydney, Kensington: New South Wales University Press (NSWUP). 88 pp. Paperback tall trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, single-colour drawings, maps, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book is a helpful guide to take with you on a bushwalk. Most of the eucalypts are found within 100 kms of Sydney, including Newcastle and Wollongong regions. The drawings and photos will assist you to identify the eucalypts. The author lives near Wollongong and he is an experienced bushwalker and botanist. ISBN: 0868403407. Our Book No: 29217. $18 AUD.
55. Lewis, Anne Margaret; Frey, Mary (illustrator) (2005). Lighthouse Fireflies (1st stated ed). City Not Stated: Mackinac Island Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial covers, illustrated endpapers, colour drawings (mostly full-page), corners covers little bumped, top spine & top corners jacket lightly scuffed, small dent front cover), autograph (author's written name). This beautiful children's picture story is about a lighthouse keeper's son who catches a King Firefly and must let him go. The charming illustrations will delight any age. This is a very special book full of adventure. ISBN: 0974914541. Our Book No: 29243. $20 AUD.
56. Lindsay, Jake; Hartin, Murray (1996). Showtime! (Photographs and Memories of the Royal Easter Show). Sydney, Rosebery: Portseat Pty Ltd. Unnum 128 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos (some full-page), minimal edgewear. This photoessay documents the people who ran, participated in, and attended Sydney's famous Royal Agricultural Show in 1996 at Moore Park. (The show later moved to the western suburbs.). ISBN: 0646295632. Our Book No: 15392. $20 AUD.
57. Lithgow, Geoffrey W. (1961). Mootwingee: An Aboriginal Garden of Eden. Broken Hill, NSW: Progressive Press. Unnum 30 pp. Paperback trade, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white photos, map, staples little rusted, covers & pages lightly toned, light foxing inside covers & title page & last page, minor insect damage front cover, minor edgewear corners, bookplate inside front cover. From the title page: "An introduction to the botany, geology, natural history and archaeology of this Aboriginal retreat in Australia." This study is a general survey designed to appeal to anyone wanting to know a little about this fascinating part of Australia (Broken Hill). Our Book No: 29225. $18 AUD.
58. Lovelock, William (1970). Two-Part Writing [Imperial Edition no 1093: Plate B.9222]. Melbourne: Allans Music. 80 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, card cover (little marked), spine little worn, minor edgewear & foxing, minimal annotation, owner's written name front cover. The 11 chapters describe two-part composition of music and harmony, accompanied by practical examples (sheet music). Our Book No: 17031. $15 AUD.
59. MacDonnell, Freda (1975). The Glebe: Portrait and Places. Sydney: Ure Smith. 136 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly foxed). A local history of the Sydney inner western suburb of Glebe. The Glebe (or St. Phillip's Glebe) was 400 acres given to the Church of England (Reverend Richard Johnson) by Governor Arthur Phillip in the earliest years at Port Jackson. It was church property until it evolved into one of Sydney's fashionable 19th -century suburbs, then a shabby and over-crowded area, before finally becoming trendy again. ISBN: 0725402296. Our Book No: 17052. $20 AUD.
60. Martin, Sarah (2015). When is Forever? A Quirky Tale of Family Life (1st ed). City Not Stated: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Co. 160 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, top spine little bumped, bottom edge cover & few pages little creased, minimal edgewear. This wry and charming look at life with young children, explores the pitfalls and pleasures of being grandparents. The interlinked stories cover three years in the life of toddlers Jack and Serena. The author is a Melbourne historian who decided to take time out from working on her Ph.D. to write this lighthearted fictional insight into middle-class suburban Australia. The voices of four generations come together in a subtle and textured comment on family life. ISBN: 9781681811093. Our Book No: 29209. $15 AUD.
61. Masson, Jeffrey Moussaieff (2003). The Nine Emotional Lives of Cats: A Journey Into the Feline Heart. London: Vintage / Random House. 259 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Cats really do display a range of emotions - from narcissism to playfulness. This beautiful book is enchanting, warm and witty. It is a book that all cat lovers will fall in love with. The author has a very strong bond with his five cats and this comes through in his writing. ISBN: 0099449242. Our Book No: 20128. $10 AUD.
62. Maze, J. R. (1983). The Meaning of Behaviour [Behavior]. London: George Allen & Unwin. 186 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, top edge faintly foxed, minor edgewear. Australian psychologist and philosopher (University of Sydney) discusses current personality theories. He critically examines their basic motivational constructs and rejects any that invoke goal-seeking as being inescapably teleological and therefore unacceptable as natural science. The book is of immediate interest to those seriously concerned with the springs and meanings of human behaviour. ISBN: 0041500814. Our Book No: 7363. $40 AUD.
63. McFarlane, Annette (2011). Organic Fruit Growing: Your Complete Guide to Producing Beautiful Fruit All Year Round (Reprint ed). Sydney: ABC Books / HarperCollins. 223 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, charts, colour photos, corner tips front cover little creased. In this practical guide, the author gives advice on: soil preparation and drainage, waterwise design, nutrition, coping with climatic variations (including drought tolerance), propagation, purchasing and training, pollination, how to cook with various fruit (recipes provided), pest and diseases and how to control them organically. The book has profiles on 60 shrubs, vines and trees, including unusual fruits, and specific advice on how to best manage their requirements. ISBN: 9780733329135. Our Book No: 29123. $25 AUD.
64. McGrath, Amy (2010). Kublai Khan: The Greatest of all in Genghis Khan's Dynasty (Kublai, a Genius in War and Peace: A Colossus who Bestrode His world and Time). Sydney, Brighton le Sands: Frank McGrath. 426 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, family tree, light mark fore-edge, little foxing edges, tiny scuff top spine, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 2010.) About Kublai Khan and his Mongolian empire. In 1205 Genghis Khan forged a nation from the seven tribes of Mongolia, and by 1215 had forged a vast empire. Kublai Khan was the grandson of Genghis Khan, and he was the child that was prophesied to be the most worthy heir. Kublai Khan's empire reached from the China Sea to Poland, swept south-west to Baghdad and Jerusalem, and took tribute even from Burma and Java. ISBN: 0958710473. Our Book No: 29222. $25 AUD.
65. McIntosh, Fiona (2015). The Perfumer's Secret (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group. 384 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. First edition. This historical novel of passion and determination, by Australian writer, begins on the eve of the First World War. Fleurette is the only daughter of the wealthy Delacroix perfume dynasty, and she is being forced to marry a man she loathes. This is a very passionate and dramatic story of duty, deception and desire. ISBN: 9780143799764. Our Book No: 29221. $18 AUD.
66. McMahon, Don S.; McMahon, Jill (illustrator) (1992). Eucalypts for Enthusiasts: A Guide to the Identification of Eucalypts Found in South-Eastern Australia (2nd ed). Melbourne: Don S. McMahon. 128 pp. Paperback small wide trade, very good condition, recycled paper, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, small sticker mark rear cover. The purpose of this book is to provide a key to be used in the identification of the eucalypts of south-eastern Australia. The author states that the key can only be used for eucalypts native to that region. It will not be appropriate for garden species growing in southeastern Australia whose origins are in other regions of Australia. A very useful reference book for botanists, apiarists, seed collectors, horticulturists, oil distillers and tree lovers. ISBN: 0646023721. Our Book No: 29235. $30 AUD.
67. Merkur, Deutsche (1778). Der Deutsche Merkur vom Jahr 1778 [Der Teutsche Mekur]. Weimar, Germany: Publisher Not Stated. 286 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, paper-board cover (speckled pattern, possible rebound), black & white portrait frontispiece, tinted page edges, front flyleaf clipped & repaired, pages toned, edgewear covers (corners bumped). The 1778 collected issue (October, November, December) of a German-language periodical that was issued between 1773 and 1810. Frontispiece portrait is of Frantz von Sichingen [Sickingen], medieval German knight. Our Book No: 17042. $80 AUD.
68. Mikul, Chris (1992). Bizarrism (2 Issues). Sydney: Chris Mikul. 38 +38 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Issues no 4 and 5 of a short-lived magazine by a Sydney independent researcher (estimated date, about 1992). Humorous reports on Fortean and other strange, deviant, eccentric and "lunatic" phenomena, including cult behaviour. The author later published a book with a similar title (1999, revised 2016). Our Book No: 4202. $30 AUD.
69. Molomby, Tom (1981). Who Killed Hannah Jane [Hannah Jane Peden]. Sydney: Potoroo Press. 151 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, endpaper map, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The unusual alleged murder of Mrs Peden on a farm near Gundagai, New South Wales, in 1921. Her husband was arrested and convicted of her murder after two trials, but the conviction was later overturned by a Royal Commission. ISBN: 0949764019. Our Book No: 10592. $20 AUD.
70. Moody, Mary (2009). Sweet Surrender: Love, Life and the Whole Damn Thing. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 223 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. Australian gardening author Mary Moody writes about growing older and the changes that this has brought to her life. She returns to her family (and work in daytime television) after her adventures in France described in her previous books. ISBN: 9781405038355. Our Book No: 26719. $15 AUD.
71. Morris, Brian (2007). The Anarchist Geographer: An Introduction to the Life of Peter Kropotkin (1st ed). Minehead, Somerset: Genge Press. 119 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. A biography of the Russian anarchist, who followed this path after witnessing the brutality of both the Tsarist regime, and the later Bolsheviks. Less well known is that he was a geographer by profession, and was a forerunner of the social ecology movement. ISBN: 9780954904333. Our Book No: 17038. $30 AUD.
72. Nicolle, Dean (1997). Eucalypts of South Australia. Morphett Vale, SA: Dean Nicolle. 208 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, concealed staples, colour photos, maps, minor edgewear & spinewear. This very special book is about the eucalypts species that dominate almost every environment in South Australia. There are massive timber trees to dwarf, highly ornamental shrubs. South Australia has 95 different native eucalypts, including 20 never before illustrated in colour. All are described and illustrated in this fascinating book. There are clear maps and descriptions on where to find them in the bush and useful advice on how to grow each species. The book will interest South Australian naturalists, gardeners, farmers, pastoralists, botanists, students, bush walkers and growers of native trees. ISBN: 0646327437. Our Book No: 29218. $20 AUD.
73. Niland, Deborah (1979). The Drover's Dream (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour drawings (some double-page), minor edgewear. Delightful children's picture story, about the dream of a drover who goes to sleep on the job and dreams of Australian native animals and birds. ISBN: 0001843869. Our Book No: 4209. $25 AUD.
74. O'Connell, Laura (2011). African Hearts. Capalaba, QLD: Even Before Publishing. 246 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark fore-edge, minimal edgewear. This is the author's debut novel set in Africa. Gina Messina, wants to belong. Dr. Kam Bonsu leader of Gumboli village wants peace in his hear. Gina's nephew, eight year old Justin, wants to stay in Gumboli with his beloved lion, Maucho, and best friend, Kizza. Gina's brother Marco has died and left a legacy for Gina to consider. The untamed spirtit of Africa is in their hearts, telling them to grab what Africa has to offer and change what couldn't be changed. Written by an Australian who travels around Australia writing and speaking. ISBN: 9781921633287. Our Book No: 29211. $18 AUD.
75. Pring, Adele (1992). Women of the Centre (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Pascoe Publishing. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, top corner front cover creased, tiny scuff base spine, tiny scuff spine edge, light foxing top edge, pages faintly toned, light crease front cover, minor edgewear. Ten Aboriginal women tell their diverse stories, such as walking through atomic clouds, being taken from their mothers in the interests of assimilation, tribal punishment, playing test cricket, and entering the Miss Australia Quest. ISBN: 0947087230. Our Book No: 29237. $10 AUD.
76. Reeves, Richard (2001). President Nixon: Alone in the White House. New York: Simon & Schuster. 704 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, dual binding (has superior binding along spine), minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Who was Richard Nixon? The author has used thousands of new interviews and recently discovered or declassified documents and tapes - including Nixon's tortured memos to himself and unpublished sections of H. R. Haldeman's diaries - to offer a nuanced and surprising portrait of the brilliant and contradictory American president alone in the White House - who did not trust anyone. ISBN: 0684802317. Our Book No: 17035. $30 AUD.
77. Rinbochay, Lati; Rinbochay, Denma Locho; Zahler, Leah (editor); Hopkins, Jeffrey (translator) (1983). Meditative States in Tibetan Buddhism: The Concentrations and Formless Absorptions [Wisdom Advanced Book: Blue Series]. London: Wisdom Publications. 277 pp. Paperback small octavo (with flaps), good plus condition, edges foxed, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. A vivid and detailed account of the meditative practices necessary to develop a calm, alert mind that is capable of penetrating the depths of reality. Two prominent modern Tibetan lamas present comprehensive explanations of the mental states attained through meditation. Includes captivating descriptions of the sometimes fantastic, sometimes astonishing cosmology that provides the background and context for Buddhist practice. Drawing on classic texts by Asanga, Maitreya, and Dzong-kha-ba on the topics of meditative states known as the concentrations and the formless absorptions, the two lamas bring alive the learning experience of the Buddhist culture of Tibet. ISBN: 0861710118. Our Book No: 17040. $15 AUD.
78. Sage, Helen (2013). A Flower Between the Cracks: A Memoir of Love, Hope and Disability. Victoria, South Melbourne: Affirm Press. 304 pp. Hardback dustjacket, pictorial covers, very good condition (in very good condition), ribbon bookmark, jacket little smaller than book, spine ends little rubbed. The story of her 22-year-old daughter Jane's catastrophic car accident. Jane is in a coma, and her mother starts writing letters to her, trying to make sense of the tragedy. When Jayne finally wakes from her coma, she can't talk or walk. This biography is a very powerful account of a mother's love and a daughter's courage. The issues about caring for a disabled loved one are written with grace and candour. This very special book is a reminder of the profound joys to be found in daily life. ISBN: 9780987377395. Our Book No: 29215. $30 AUD.
79. Sainty, Geoff; Abell, Peter; Jacobs, Surrey (1995). Burnum Burnum's Wildthings: Plants and Animals Commonly Seen Around Sydney (Reprint ed). Sydney: Sainty & Associates. 148 pp. Paperback narrow trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, endpaper maps, some edgewear. Pocket-sized guide to help you locate a wide range of plants and animals around Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Newcastle and the central Coast. ISBN: 0731665872. Our Book No: 1298. $10 AUD.
80. Sansom, Ian (2012). Paper: An Elegy, a Celebration of the Age of Paper. London: Fourth Estate. 230 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-illustrations, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket, remainder marks bottom edge. A brief quotable history and appreciation of paper in all its forms and uses. But also a cultural study, and a series of personal reflections, on the timeless meaning of paper. Looks at the paradoxes of this man-made material, and shows how some types of paper will always be with us. For example, although e-books are making inroads into physical books, we will always need paper to wrap Christmas presents. ISBN: 9780007480265. Our Book No: 29238. $20 AUD.
81. Sargeant, Doris A. (1975). The Toongabbie Story: A Compact History of the Settlement Established Soon After Australia was Founded in 1788 up to 1975 (2nd ed). Sydney, Toongabbie: Parents & Citizens Assn, Toongabbie Public School. 95 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), maps (including endpapers), black & white text-photos, small edge tears jacket (tape repairs, spine little faded, reverse side minimally foxed), minor edgewear. Second edition. This is a true story of the area, commencing at the time of the first settlement in N.S.W in 1788. A chapter on the Rebellion of 1804 has been contributed by Collinridge Rivett, who has made a comprehensive study of this period in history. The six maps are a valuable source in tracing the years from the 1790s through to the Toongabbie of now. The 20 illustrations are all of historical interest, many of them appearing in book form for the first time. ISBN: 0959838716. Our Book No: 28371. $20 AUD.
82. Shaw, John; Moore, David (photographer) (1987). QVB: The Queen Victoria Building 1898 - 1986. Sydney: Wellington Lane Press. 144 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, stiffened cover, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour text-photos, some edgewear corners. The story of this magnificent Victorian era building in Sydney, now an exclusive retail shopping centre. An architectural and social history of this classic Romanesque revival building, which has previously served as Sydney's market, an electricity supplier's shop, and the city library. ISBN: 0908022069. Our Book No: 9966. $16 AUD.
83. Shephard, Mark (1995). The Great Victoria Desert: North of the Nullarbor, South of the Centre. Sydney, Chatswood: Reed Books. 240 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour text-photos, colour maps, spine jacket little faded (top edge reverse side faintly foxed, few small edge tears), minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Describes in immaculate detail the landscape and exploration history of this little-known Australian desert that covers much of South Australia and extends into Western Australia (north of the Nullarbor Plain). ISBN: 0730104850. Our Book No: 7346. $80 AUD.
84. Skehan, Patricia; Robinson, Terry (sketches) (2006). The Walkers of Yaralla: The History of Thomas Walker and Dame Edith Walker (3rd ed). Concord, NSW: P. Skehan Publishing. 244 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, bottom corner front cover lightly scuffed, minor edgewear. About the historic house and the Walker family at Yaralla (Concord, Sydney, New South Wales). This is a very important building for the Concord community. The National Trust states that Yaralla is the most significant, suburban, Edwardian estate in NSW. Thomas Walker, a noted financier, philanthropist, and pastoralist, and his daughter Dame Edith, DBE 1928, distinguished for her services during World War 1, have left this unique legacy. The history of the Walker dynasty is a complex blend of kinship, royalty, exploration, politics, power, tragedy in the years spanning 1822 - 1937 and beyond. ISBN: 0646389661. Our Book No: 29244. $25 AUD.
85. Stephan, Chris (2015). The Best of Australian Pears (Australian Pears, Volume 3). Sydney: Horticulture Innovation Australia. 115 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour photos, glossy covers, minor edgewear corners. This book is packed with different ways to serve pears. There is also a list of some of the popular types of pears available. A wonderful selection of recipes and ways to use this very versatile fruit. ISBN: 9780646936741. Our Book No: 29213. $20 AUD.
86. Stewart, Meg (2012). Margaret Olley: Far from a Still Life (Revised, reprint ed). Sydney: Random House. 625 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, pages lightly toned. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Revised edition. A comprehensive biography of one of Australia's most beloved artists. A rich look at her life, lovers, friends and - of course - her paintings. Barry Humphries has written an ode to Olley near the start of this fascinating story. ISBN: 9781742755854. Our Book No: 29231. $30 AUD.
87. Stone, Ken (2015). Aurora Borealis to Botany Bay (1st stated ed). Stroud, NSW: Ken Stone / Copybook Printing. 288 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name title page). The author uses his knowledge of colonial history and Georgian and Victorian society to write this poetic story about British admiral's Sir William Parry's two great adventures. Journals, letter's and books were used to write this poetic story, which will appeal to anyone wanting to learn more about this important part of Australian and British history: Parry's Arctic explorations, and his involvement in the Australian Agricultural Company (Port Stephens region, NSW). ISBN: 9780646917719. Our Book No: 29240. $40 AUD.
88. Thurston, Mary Elizabeth (1996). The Lost History of the Canine Race: Our 15,000-Year Love Affair with Dogs (1st ed). Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel. 301 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), many black & white text-illustrations, colour photos center spread, minimal edgewear jacket, rubber stamp, owner's written name. Traces the evolution of the human-dog relationship from its origins 15,000 years ago. The author has used archival documents, artifacts, engravings, historical and contemporary photos, to write this fascinating book about the history of dogs. Dogs have played an important part from pre-Columbian North America to ancient Egypt and Rome, through Europe's feudal age, Renaissance and revolutions, to develop our social conscience. A wonderful book for animal lovers and dog owners everywhere. ISBN: 0836205480. Our Book No: 29223. $25 AUD.
89. Trezise, Percy; Brook, Valda (maps) (1993). Dream Road: A Journey of Discovery: A Unique Insight into Aboriginal Culture, Legends and Rock Art (1st ed). Sydney, St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. 205 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour illustrations, spine ends & covers corners little rubbed, spine little faded, minor edgewear jacket, top edge lightly foxed. The first definitive work on the Quinkin art body. The rock art covers the caves and cliffs of Cape York peninsula. The paintings range in age from 5000 to over 13,000 years, and it is one of the largest and most spectacular groups of rock paintings in the world. The author is a leading expert on Australian rock art, and he writes about the history and the significance of the paintings he rediscovered over a period of many years. Percy was joined by his friend Dick Roughsey, a member of the Lardil tribe on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, who helped him to learn about the culture and history of rock artists. He was able to link the paintings with the legends behind them. Percy Trezise has created many children's books about these legends. This book will interest anyone wanting to learn about the heritage of Australian art and culture. ISBN: 1863734031. Our Book No: 29234. $25 AUD.
90. Truong, Nhu Tang; Chanoff, David (with) & Van Toai, Doan (with) (1986). A Viet Cong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath. New York: Vintage Books. 350 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, few light marks fore-edge, covers lightly rubbed, creases rear cover, corners front cover creased, corner tips rear cover little bent & scuffed, two tiny marks last two pages, light edgewear, top part last page creased. The revealing autobiography of the Vietcong's Minister of Justice. Truong Nhu Tang was a student in Paris. He later fought in the Vietnamese jungle and became one of the major figures in the "fight for liberation". He became one of the most determined adversaries of the United States. At the end of the war he fled the country in disillusionment and despair. He now lives in exile in Paris, the highest level official to have defected from Vietnam to the West. ISBN: 9780394743097. Our Book No: 29207. $18 AUD.
91. Turner, John Alvey (1902). Turner's Eleventh Album of Dances for Banjo (Turner's Dance Album No. 11 ... Banjo Solos) [Plate D.A. 11]. London: John Alvey Turner. 36 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal foxing few pages, minor edgewear, sticker. Contains sheet music for 30 compositions, specially written and arranged for banjo solos. Titles: Verbena polka - Blue bell waltz - A starry night - Wallaby polka - Narcissus - Rocket galop - Uncle Joe's jog - Jessamine polka - Beacon polka - The dandy walk - Entre nous waltz - Parachute galop - Danse ecossais - Minor jig - Snow flake polka - Love kiss - Mephisto jig - Eagle's flight - Valse - Danse fantastique - Amoretta valsette - Daphne gavotte - Ailyar mazurka - Jollity minor jig - Longwood waltzes - San Jose - Farlands minor jig - Parker's old time jog - Sweet briar waltz - Mazurka. Estimated date, 1902, British Library catalogue, which holds nos 11 to 16 (1902 - 1905). (Palings sticker front cover.). Our Book No: 17032. $25 AUD.
92. Upton, Florence; Upton, Bertha (1982). The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 64 pp. Hardback large oblong quarto, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, papered boards (pale brown cloth spine), full-page colour drawings, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. A classic children's picture book, fabulously illustrated by Florence Upton, and written by Bertha Upton. Originally published by Longmans Green & Co., London, in 1895. The author created the horrible golliwog character, which makes its first appearance in this book. The golliwog was born during a racist era, and was drawn as a caricature of a black minstrel, being a demeaning image of blacks, but nevertheless became very popular with the general public of the day. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17049. $48 AUD.
93. Walling, Edna (1984). On the Trail of Australian Wildflowers. Canberra: Mulini Press. 84 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), cream cloth covers, full-page sepia (brown-tinted) photos, sepia text and vignettes, tide marks rear cover bottom edge jacket (previous water contact, now dry), sticker mark rear cover jacket, some edgewear, copy 2. Her fifth and last gardening book, written in the 1940s, but never published until recently rediscovered by gardening writer Jean Galbraith. Shows her growing love for Australian native plants, and demonstrates how these can be used in garden design. There is a glimpse of another house, a seaside cottage, and the native garden she developed around it. In addition are the visits she makes to various parts of south eastern Australia in her search for Australian native flowers in the nature settings. The photos, taken in the 1940s, were in poor condition, and so are reproduced here in duotone. ISBN: 0949910147. Our Book No: 16879A. $30 AUD.
94. Walling, Edna (2003). A Gardener's Log (Revised ed). Melbourne, Camberwell: Viking / Penguin Books. 150 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour & black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos & drawings. This is a beautiful redesign of Edna Walling's book first published in 1948, which was revised in 1985. These articles by Australia's best-known garden designer were originally published in the magazine "Australian Home Beautiful". This would make a wonderful gift for a garden lover. ISBN: 0670041394. Our Book No: 20627. $40 AUD.
95. Ward, Glenyse (1991). Wandering Girl (An Australian Sory) (Reprint ed). Broome, WA: Magabala Books. 158 pp. Paperback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal foxing front flyleaf & edges, minimal edgewear. Autobiography of an Aboriginal (indigenous Australian) girl from a Catholic mission sent at the age of 16 years to work as a domestic servant. ISBN: 0731616235. Our Book No: 11465. $10 AUD.
96. Wilcox, M. D. (1997). A Catalogue of the Eucalypts. Auckland: Groome Poyry Ltd. 114 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, base spine little bumped, minor loss front cover (printing error),minor edgewear. This catalogue has been prepared as a checklist of all currently recognised species in the three eucalypt genera, Angophora, Corymbia, and Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae). The book incorporates the intensive taxonomic work undertaken over the previous 15 years. There are presently 789 recognised species of eucalypt. Only five species occur exclusively outside Australia: these are found in Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The author works as a forestry consultant with Groome Poyry in New Zealand. ISBN: 0473040166. Our Book No: 29236. $25 AUD.
97. Wild, Margaret; Young, Noela (illustrator) (1993). Toby (1st p/b ed). Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings (mostly full-page), minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written dedication title page). A children's picture story about a beautiful old dog who has been Sara's constant companion since she was a baby, but now she is impatient and angry with him. Her two younger brothers don't understand her anger. Only later do they understand that there are many ways of expressing grief and of coming to terms with change. This moving and unforgettable story is brought brilliantly to life by Noela Young's exquisite, evocative watercolour illustrations. Sticker: Children's Book Council of Australia Short-Listed Book. ISBN: 1862911738. Our Book No: 23523. $20 AUD.
98. Wodhams, Jack (1982). Future War. Melbourne, St Kilda: Cory & Williams. 185 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages little toned as usual, corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. Four science fiction short stories by Australian writer. ISBN: 0909117152. Our Book No: 4193. $10 AUD.
99. Woodford, James (2013). The Secret Life of Wombats (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 226 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos, pages faintly toned as usual, some edgewear. In 1960, when he was a 15-year-old schoolboy, Peter Nicholson began studying the secret world of wombats by crawling down their burrows and making friends with them. The bestselling author of "The Wollemi Pine" here tells the extraordinary story of Nicholson's research, and then sets off himself in pursuit of the elusive wombat. He reveals the unusual history of its discovery, and tracks down scientists, rangers, farmers and wildlife carers around the continent who are struggling to understand and save these ancient and enigmatic creatures. Explores the mysteries of one of the world's most intriguing marsupials. ISBN: 9781877008436. Our Book No: 10024. $15 AUD.
100. Young, Par; Hauser, P. J. (illustrator) (1988). Eucalypts Forest Guide. Brisbane, The Gap: Brisbane Forest Park Administration Authority. 72 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, maps, faint foxing fore-edge, light crease front cover, minor edgewear corners. This book is a helpful guide with illustrations to the selection of species native to the eucalyptus open forests and woodlands of Brisbane Forest Park (BFP) and surrounding areas. Brisbane Forest Park is an area of natural bushland covering 25,000 ha in the D'Aguilar Ranges, northwest of Brisbane. ISBN: 0724227989. Our Book No: 29226. $16 AUD.