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1. Arnold, Elliott (1943). First Comes Courage (The Commandos) (Reprint ed). New York: Triangle Books. 300 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, edges & pages toned, rear cover jacket little marked & foxed (few chips, edgewear), scuff mark free flyleaf (sticker mark), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). The author states that every single large incident in this novel during World War 2 is entirely authentic. The Commandos are British, Americans, Free French, escaped Norwegians, and Poles. The author has travelled a lot in Europe and had the unusual opportunity to get material about the Commandos and the Underground. The novel has factual background, excitement, suspense, quick stabbing action, and a deep, passionate love affair. The photo on the cover is from the movie "First Comes Courage". ISBN: isbn.no. Our Book No: 29324. $15 AUD.
2. Bean, C. E. W. (1947). On the Wool Track. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 210 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), spine little faded jacket (top spine missing, edgewear & edge tears, flap not clipped), endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). A young reporter from the Sydney Morning Herald travels through western New South Wales in search of colourful stories about the wool industry. Our Book No: 17108. $60 AUD.
3. Beaumont, Ann (2013). A Light in the Window: Harper's Mansion, Berrima, the Place and Its People. Sydney, Millers Point: National Trust of Australia. 118 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication, first name only), few ink spots opposite dedication. This book tells the story of Harper's Mansion, Berrima. The village of Berrima was created in 1831, and is a very important part of early colonial history. Harper's Mansion had been bought in 1978 by the National Trust, and opened in 1985 as a house museum. Traces the Harper family's history, and documents the lives of the many people who have lived or been associated with the property in the last 180 years. This would make a wonderful addition to any collection of Australian history or a great gift for someone born in this part of the world. ISBN: 9780980446487. Our Book No: 29304. $35 AUD.
4. Bernhardt, Peter (1990). Wily Violets and Underground Orchids: Revelations of a Botanist (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 255 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Well-known botanist explores the fascinating world of botany, including strange and exotic plants worldwide. Based on 15 years experience in Australia, Central America and the United States. The author is curator, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. ISBN: 0044422385. Our Book No: 9185. $15 AUD.
5. Bjork, Christina; Anderson, Lena (illustrator) & Sandin, Joan (translation) (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 Monet's garden. The beautiful illustrations and photos make this delightful children's picture book a joy to look at and learn about the French artist. ISBN: 9129583144. Our Book No: 21049. $12 AUD.
6. Blainey, Geoffrey (1993). The Golden Mile (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 184 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, black & white text-photos, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, top corner rear cover little bumped, minor edgewear, presentation label front free flyleaf. The history of the most productive goldfield in Australia, being one of the world's great gold nations, written to commemorate Kalgoorlie's centenary in June 1993. The gold mines have been worked continuously for 100 years, although a few times it came close to extinction. ISBN: 1863734805. Our Book No: 29318. $30 AUD.
7. Brian, Denis (1996). Einstein: A Life (1st p/b ed). New York: John Wiley. 509 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner front cover faintly creased, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. His face is one of the most recognized on the planet, and his name is synonymous with genius. An engaging popular biography of the German-American physicist that draws on a wealth of new information recently opened to the public to bring us a broader, more authentic portrait of Einstein than previously available. The first full-scale Einstein life published in 20 years, it is also the first to integrate Einstein's genius with his private and public life to give us a complete impression of the real person. Once Einstein's elegantly audacious relativity theory emerged in 1905, when he was just an obscure 26-year-old Swiss Patent Office examiner. His equation E = MC2 revolutionized physics. Worried by this liberal Jew, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover compiled a 1000-page file, which Brian calls a jumble of fact, fantasy, lies, rumours and ravings. ISBN: 0471114596. Our Book No: 17107. $20 AUD.
8. Brown, Nicholas; Boden, Susan (2012). A Way Through: The Life of Rick Farley. Sydney, Kensington: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 352 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. Rick Farley was an extraordinary man: head of the Cattlemen's Union and the National Farmers' Federation, co-founder of National Landcare, campainger for Aboriginal rights and reconciliation. His simple message was for all Australians to care a lot better for their country. ISBN: 9781921410857. Our Book No: 17113. $22 AUD.
9. Buckley, Ken; Wheelwright, Ted (1998). False Paradise: Australian Capitalism Revisited, 1915 - 1955. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 278 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear & rubbing. The second volume of the author's radical history of capitalism in Australia, told from the perspective of the working class. This book is a clear and readable political economic history of Australian people. It traces the impact of WW1 after 1918 on workers, capitalists, and the State, and discusses the ensuing crisis of the Australian political economy, being the Great Depression of the 1930s. A valuable text for students of history, politics, economics, and sociology, and general readers with an interest in Australia's past. ISBN: 0195535715. Our Book No: 25642. $25 AUD.
10. Calvert, Albert F. (1893). The Discovery of Australia (1st ed). London & Liverpool: George Philip & Son. 92 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, good condition, original maroon cloth cover (gold lettering front cover & spine), top edge gilt, maps, black & white plates (mostly maps), endpapers & edges toned, title page & few pages lightly foxed, covers little scratched & bumped, inner hinge split (pages firm), edgewear, bookplate. First edition. A history of the discovery of Australia from the imaginations of the early philosophers to Captain Cook's third voyage in 1775, richly illustrated by old maps. (Ferguson 7812. All 24 listed map plates present, plus 3 unlisted plates at rear [p 86], all in excellent condition. Large bookplate of Henry L. White, Belltrees, Scone, Australian Ornithology, Philately and Bibliography - showing lyre bird reading a book.). Our Book No: 17115. $70 AUD.
11. Captain, The (1932). Inhumanity: Historical Tales of Old Convict Days from Millbank Prison (England) to Norfolk Island, Macquarie Harbour, Port Arthur: The Last of the Tasmanian Aborigines and Other Stories (1st ed). Hobart: J. Walch & Sons. 115 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, grey card covers (spine ends little torn & repaired), black & white text-photos & drawings, adverts, covered staples (rusted), minimal EX-LIBRARY (rubber stamps front cover), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A scarce pamphlet of the early convict days in New South Wales (Norfolk Island and Macquarie Harbour), and then Port Arthur, Van Diemen's Land (later called Tasmania). Includes the mutiny of the brig "Cyprus" in 1832, the liberated six from the Port Arthur coal mine, and a 12-page section on the last of the Tasmanian Aborigines, with photographs of the Aboriginal leaders. Contains adverts for 1930s local businesses in Hobart. Our Book No: 17087. $80 AUD.
12. Carrodus, Geraldine (1981). Gold, Gamblers and Sly Grog: Life on the Goldfields, 1851 - 1900 (1st ed) [Inquiring into Australian History]. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 92 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, maps, minor edgewear, corner cover tips little scuffed, spine little faded, faint foxing edges, slight bend in cover & few pages, light scratches front cover. In this study the early life of the miners and what made them live in the harsh realities of the Australian goldfields is described. Covers the rush for gold, daily life on the goldfields, law and order, and the legacy of Edward Hargraves (the first to find gold in New South Wales in 1851). This book has been written for secondary school students, but anyone who is interested in Australia's early history would find this book fascinating. ISBN: 019554286X. Our Book No: 29313. $18 AUD.
13. Carus Wilson, Rev. W. (1835). The Children's Friend (3 Volumes). London: Kirkby Lonsdale / Printed and Sold by A. Foster. 288 + 288 + 288 pp. Each volume: Hardback small, good plus condition, contemporary quarter-bound dark brown leather (spine & corners), marbled boards, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, corners covers lightly rubbed, minor rubbing spine, minor foxing few pages, spine ends little rubbed, few marks endpapers, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Three volumes: For the Year 1835 Volume XII (Volume 12), nos. 133 to 144, January to December; For the Year 1836 Volume XIII (Volume 13), nos. 145 to 156, January to December; For the Year 1837 Volume XIV (Volume 14), nos. 157 to 168, January to December. These wonderful little books have uplifting tales for children. The tales are set in the Regency period and are one of the earliest children's books with stories and poems to keep young minds active. The charming woodcuts help to tell many of the stories. Our Book No: 29090. $150 AUD.
14. Casey, Mary (editor); Hendriksen, Gay (editor) (2009). Breaking the Shackles: Historic Lives in Parramatta's Archaeological Landscape. Sydney, Parramatta: Parramatta City Council. 52 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, card cover), colour & sepia (brown-tinted) drawings & text-photos, minimal edgewear. An illustrated survey of historic colonial Parramatta (a city in western Sydney), as revealed by archaeological diggings, as well as Aboriginal artifacts. ISBN: 9781876941987. Our Book No: 17086. $20 AUD.
15. Clark, Sir Lindesay Gordon (1983). Built on Gold: Recollections of Western Mining (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content. 258 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tipped-in colour frontispiece from a painting by Clifton Pugh, black & white photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear jacket (light toning reverse side), top edge lightly foxed, pages faintly toned. A personal account of one of Australia's best-known mining engineers. He writes about his early association with Gold Mines of Australia Limited, and the formation in 1933 of Western Mining Corporation Limited. The book recalls the exciting days of the finding and proving of bauxite deposits in the Darling range, the formation of Alcoa of Australia Ltd in 1961, and the first long-term contract for the export of iron ore in 1966. ISBN: 0855721375. Our Book No: 29310. $30 AUD.
16. Clendinnen, Inga (2000). Tiger's Eye: A Memoir. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 289 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, corner tip few pages & rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. In this very personal memoir, the Australian author and cultural historian writes about how illness (hepatitis) challenges the self, and how the disabling of the body can liberate the imagination. By the author of "Reading the Holocaust". ISBN: 1876485264. Our Book No: 29309. $14 AUD.
17. Coleman, Peter (editor) (1962). Australian Civilization: A Symposium. Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire. 247 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. Peter Coleman introduces this symposium proceedings with an essay on "The New Australia". Other eminent contributors offer essays on the old tradition, the state of liberty, morals and manners, faith, intellectuals, schools, literature and the arts, the media, businessmen, myths & migrants, and foreign policy. "This book is, I think, a product of this new spirit. It is a symposium, not a manifesto. There has been no attempt to reach agreement on all issues and no reader can possibly agree with all contributors. But one striking theme throughout is a severely critical note sometimes bordering on pessimism." Hopefully this pessimism will evolve into optimism. Our Book No: 4238. $15 AUD.
18. Cree, Murray Laura (1995). Mamre Place of Promise: Pioneers of Land and Spirit on Marsden's South Creek Farm. Sydney, St Marys: Mamre Plains Ltd. 192 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, foldout family tree at rear, minor edgewear, minor creasing spine, owner's written name & minimal annotation (digits). The story of Mamre, Samuel Marsden's favourite farm on South Creek, New South Wales. It is the property where Marsden developed his famous merino flock, and from which he sent the colony's first commercial export of wool to England in 1811. Central to the story is the 1820s Homestead built by Marsden for his only surviving son, Charles Simeon, who died a bankrupt. Mamre has now been restored in keeping with its Georgian past. Mamre Homestead stands among herb and rose gardens on 80 hectares of undulating farmland. Special functions are held here, and it is the heart of an innovative job creation and training program for the disadvantaged that extends into the business centre of St Marys, a western suburb of Sydney. ISBN: 0646269461. Our Book No: 29311. $25 AUD.
19. Cronin, Leonard (2013). Key Guide to Australian Trees (Reprint ed) [Cronin's Key Guide Series]. Sydney, Crows Nest: Jacana Books. 190 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, colour illustrations. This book is an authoritative reference work and a very useful guide to Australia's wonderful trees. There are more than 325 species from all parts of the continent. Each tree is illustrated and described in detail in clear concise language, there are distribution maps. and a unique visual key to make identification fast and simple. The book will be of interest to nature-lovers, students and botanists throughout Australia. ISBN: 9781741751093. Our Book No: 29299. $20 AUD.
20. Curtis, Elizabeth; Doyle, Gillian (1987). Where Honour Guides the Prow: A Story of Early Settlers of Sydney Cove, Norfolk Island and the Murrumbidgee (1st ed). Avoca Beach, NSW: Elizabeth Curtis & Gillian Doyle / Gosford Printing Co. (Printer). 272 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, maps, genealogy chart front endpapers, map rear endpapers, minor edgewear, edges lightly toned, tiny scuff base of spine, light creases covers. Limited edition (no. 688 of 1000 copies). The story begins with the sailing of the First Fleet, and their story introduces the rebellious Williiam Boggis, who was transported and sent to the remote Norfolk Island. They had a beautiful child, Elizabeth, who, at the age of 14, married the ebullient Charles Thompson. Their story has been interwoven with the early colonial history up to 1850, and captures Charles Tompson's fortitude and enterprise as he went forward undaunted by Australia's harsh environment. ISBN: 0731609565. Our Book No: 29296. $35 AUD.
21. Dando-Collins, Stephen (2008). Pasteur's Gambit: Louis Pasteur, the Australasian Rabbit Plague and a Ten Million Dollar Prize (1st ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Random House. 337 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, few cartoons, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. In 1887, the desperate NSW government of Sir Henry Parkes advertised an international competition for a biological cure for the rabbit plague ravaging Australian and New Zealand farms. The competition, with a prize equivalent to $10 million today, attracted 1500 entries, and generated a sensational episode in Australasian history that combined science, subterfuge and scandal. This book is the previously untold true story of an extraordinary episode in both scientific and national history. ISBN: 9781741667035. Our Book No: 24857. $25 AUD.
22. Donati, Laura (2005). Almost Pretty: A History of Sydney Road. Melbourne, West Brunswick: Laura Donati. 218 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, owner's written dedication inside front cover. This self-published book explores Sydney Road's history from the Wurundjeri-Willam to the present day. Includes commerce and sectarianism to war and radical politics. It also the intriguing story of Brunswick and Coburg, the two Melbourne suburbs it traverses. ISBN: 1920892389. Our Book No: 170119. $40 AUD.
23. Drexel, J. F. (1982). Mining in South Australia: A Pictorial History (1st ed) [Special Publication, no 3]. Adelaide: South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. 303 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, dustjacket, leatherette covers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos (many full-page), maps, spine faded jacket (slight edgewear, tiny edge tear top edge), light foxing edges, boards little distorted. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book has nearly 400 photos and complementary text. The book includes both large and small mining ventures in South Australia, and shows the hard working conditions of the miner. This book was published to mark the Centenary of the Department of Mines and Energy South Australia. ISBN: 0724360948. Our Book No: 29317. $30 AUD.
24. Dunmore, John (2006). Where Fate Beckons: The Life of Jean-Francois de la Perouse (1st ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 291 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, few maps, minor edgewear jacket. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. The story of French Pacific explorer Jean-Francois de la Perouse. The author is recognised as a world authority on La Perouse and French navigation, and he not only tells the story of an important and remarkable life, but also provides an introduction to the world of French colonialism, exploration and society in the years leading up to the Revolution. ISBN: 0733316468. Our Book No: 26187. $28 AUD.
25. Edwards, Captain Edward; Hamilton, George; Thomson, Basil (introduction) (1914). Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora, Desptached to Arrest the Mutineers of the "Bounty" in the South Seas, 1790 - 91 (1st ed). London: Francis Edwards. 177 pp. Hardback octavo, good plus condition, burgundy cloth cover (lightly flecked), top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, large fold-out map at rear, endpapers & some pages foxed, pages faintly toned, inner hinge little split (pages form), minor edgewear corners, owner's written name. First edition. A description of the voyage of H.M.S. Pandora, as told by the captain Edward Edwards, which was sent from Britain in 1790 to the Pacific in search of the mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty. Also includes a report by ship surgeon George Hamilton. The Pandora was shipwrecked on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, in 1791. (Owner's name: Harold W. Brooks, 1934.). Our Book No: 17089. $200 AUD.
26. Egan, Gerard (2007). The Skilled Helper: A Problem-Management and Opportunity-Development Approach to Helping (8th ed). Belmont, CA: Brooks / Cole / Thomson Higher Education. 396 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, minor edgewear. Eighth edition. This popular and practical textbook is internationally recognized for its successful problem-management approach to effective helping. There are vivid examples throughout the book which show helping skills in action in a lot of possible relationships and settings. ISBN: 0495092037. Our Book No: 17123. $22 AUD.
27. Ellard, John; Parker, Gordon (editor) (1989). Some Rules for Killing People: Essays on Madness, Murder and the Mind. Sydney: Sirius / Angus & Robertson. 272 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned (particularly inside covers), edges little foxed, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear, autographs (both author and editor). Collected essays by the noted Australian forensic psychiatrist. Is there a rational basis underlying society's attitudes to different forms of killing? Can insanity be regarded as a fixed, scientific concept? Is there such a thing as a psychopathic personality? Etc. ISBN: 0207161674. Our Book No: 7114. $40 AUD.
28. Elmore, Tim; Cathy, Dan (foreword) (2012). Generation iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future. Atlanta, GA: Poet Gardener Publishing / Growing Leaders, Inc. 220 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners & spine. Reveals a compelling and thought-provoking picture of what could happen to our society if changes aren't made in the way adults relate to today's teens and young adults. The book is research-based and offers solutions, and outlines practical strategies to equip Generation Y to be tomorrow's leaders. ISBN: 9780578063553. Our Book No: 29294. $16 AUD.
29. Evans, Ian; Lucas, Clive; Stapleton, Ian (2004). Colour Schemes for Old Australian Houses (Reprint ed). Yeronga, QLD: Flannel Flower Press. 108 pp. Paperback square quarto, very good plus condition, cover has black background, black & white drawings & text-photos, colour charts, minimal edgewear corners. Three experts on restoration of Australian historic houses built between 1820 and 1930 carefully document authentic colour schemes. Contains over 40 exterior schemes and over 20 interior schemes, illustrated with the appropriate colour charts. ISBN: 095949233X. Our Book No: 10361. $20 AUD.
30. Flinders, Matthew; Macarthur-Onslow, Annette (illustrator) (1978). Trim (Reprint ed). Sydney: William Collins. 30 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, grey & white drawings (including frontispiece), bottom edge covers rubbed, spine ends rubbed, top edge & corners covers little rubbed, faint foxing reverse side jacket (little chipped, few closed tears, corner tips little scuffed, spine lightly faded), owner's details in pencil. Children's book about the brave cat that traveled with Matthew Flinders on his sea voyages. This is a very warm story, the fun and humour of Flinders writing, all captured in the imaginative and delicate drawings of Annette Macarthur-Onslow who is best known for "Uhu" and "Minnie". ISBN: 0001850288. Our Book No: 29301. $17 AUD.
31. Forrester, Geoff (editor); May, R. J. (editor) (1998). The Fall of Soeharto (Reprint ed). Bathurst, NSW: Crawford House. 261 pp. Paperback tall octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is the first to examine the questions surrounding the fall of President Soeharto of Indonesia. The book analyses the causes of his fall, and suggests some options for future directions in Indonesia. The contributors include many of the best-known analysts of Indonesian politics and economics from Indonesia, Australia and elsewhere. Sponsored by the Indonesia Project, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University, Canberra. ISBN: 1863331689. Our Book No: 29300. $20 AUD.
32. Garner, Helen (2014). This House of Grief (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 300 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner front cover creased, minor creases in rear cover & last two pages, minor edgewear. True story about A Victorian court case about the three young boys who drowned when the car their father was driving went off the road and plunged into a dam. Describes the theatre of the court in an extraordinary account of the quest for justice. ISBN: 9781922079206. Our Book No: 29307. $15 AUD.
33. Gillman, Ian (editor) (1988). Many Faiths One Nation: A Guide to the Major Faiths and Denominations in Australia. Sydney: Collins. 416 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, black & white photos, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, heavy scratch marks rear cover, edges & pages little toned as usual, library marks (spine label, rubber stamps), spine creased, some edgewear. Published as part of the Australian Bicentennial Authority's Interfaith Programme. A comprehensive account of the diversity of religious faiths in Australia. In Part I, Dr Gillman explores topics such as religion and society, church-state relations, and religion and multiculturalism. The final three parts describe 46 diverse faiths and denominations represented in Australia. (Discard of the ABC Reference Library.). ISBN: 0732224063. Our Book No: 6854. $20 AUD.
34. Gleeson, Michael; Allan, Toni; Wilkins, Michael (1992). An Act of Corruption? Nick Greiner's Years in Power and his Unorthodox Demise. Sydney: ABC Books. 234 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. How the Terry Metherell affair cost Nick Greiner his job in 1992 as Liberal premier of New South Wales (NSW). ISBN: 0733302637. Our Book No: 14282. $10 AUD.
35. Gluck, Catherine (1990). Frederick B. Lamberger: The Man and His Art. Sydney: Catherine Gluck. 128 pp. Hardback octavo, very good condition, blue pictorial cover, full-page black & white drawings, black & white text-photos, covers little rubbed , endpapers little foxed, tiny white spot front cover (printing error). This book is the story of Frederick Lamberger who was born in Hungary and came to Australia in 1950. He was a well-known businessman and artist. He lived in Potts Point, Sydney. He was a very popular person in Kings Cross, and often invited people for tea or coffee at his Rialto Espresso Coffee Lounge, and later the Kings Cross Museum. He drawings were exhibited at the Sydney University, and The Bulletin published an article on him. He died on January 23 in St. Vincents Hospital. The author is his sister, Catherine. Our Book No: 29302. $25 AUD.
36. Hargraves, A. J (editor); Martin, C. H.;Kininmonth, R. J., & Saywell, S. M. C. (1993). History of Coal Mining in Australia: The Con Martin Memorial Volume [Monograph Series, no. 21]. Melbourne, Parkville: Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AIMM). 251 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), dark green leatherette covers, black & white text-photos, figures, few black & white drawings, colour frontispiece (also at rear), minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed), faint foxing top edge. This volume is a project of the Illawarra Branch of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Coal mining in Australia followed settlement in 1788, as fortuitously Sydney was at the centre of the Sydney Coal Basin. The illustrations are from all important areas, depicting historical, technological, industrial and social conditions and events sourced from all corners of Australia. Con Martin was born in Ballarat, and spent his life in the mining industry, and he visited overseas a number of times, spreading his reputation worldwide and earning him the Institute Medal and the Order of Australia. This book is his final job. Con died without seeing the fruits of this work which bears his name. ISBN: 0949106909. Our Book No: 29312. $100 AUD.
37. Hart, Kevin (1999). Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 244 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, review copy (large sticker front free flyleaf). Traces the vast literary legacy and reputation of Samuel Johnson, English man of letters and writer of the first complete English dictionary. Through detailed analyses of the biographers, critics and epigones who carefully crafted and preserved Johnson's life for posterity, Hart explores the emergence of what came to be called "The Age of Johnson". He shows how late 17th and early 18th-century Britain experienced the emergence and consolidation of a rich and diverse culture of property. James Boswell turned his friend into a monument, a piece of public property. Through subtle analyses of copyright, forgery and heritage in 18th-century life, this study traces the emergence of competing forms of cultural property: a Hanoverian politics of property engages a Jacobite politics of land. ISBN: 0521651824. Our Book No: 17105. $30 AUD.
38. Hartnett, Sonya (2002). Of a Boy (1st ed). Melbourne, Camberwell: Viking / Penguin Books. 188 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top spine little bumped, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Novel by Australian writer for young adults. The story of a boy named Adrian who is nine. He lives with his gran and his uncle Rory. He loves to draw and wants a dog. He watches his suburban world, but there there is much he cannot understand. Why did three neighbourhood children set out for ice-cream and never come back? ISBN: 0670040266. Our Book No: 27433. $12 AUD.
39. Hien, Minh (2016). My Heritage: Vietnam Fatherland Motherland. Sydney, Drummoyne: Minh Hien Pty Limited. 365 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & colour photos, minor edgewear. This is a Vietnamese-Australian family story. Minh has written about fleeing Vietnam in 1981, in a tiny fishing boat to follow her quest for education. She left behind her parents, safety and her culture. She carried the stories of three generations in her heart, which she now shares in this fascinating and inspiring memoir. ISBN: 9780994602817. Our Book No: 29297. $35 AUD.
40. Hooper, John (2015). The Italians. London: Allen Lane / Penguin Books. 318 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). First edition. A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from the well-known British foreign correspondent (Economist, Guardian, BBC). How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? And why does Italian have twelve words for coat hanger but none for hangover? The ideal companion for anyone seeking to understand modern Italy and the unique character of Italians. Examines the facts that lie behind the stereotypes, shedding new light on everything from the their bewildering politics, to their love of life and beauty. Hooper persuasively demonstrates the impact of geography, history, and tradition on many aspects of Italian life, including football and Freemasonry, sex, food, and opera. ISBN: 9781846145445. Our Book No: 17099. $25 AUD.
41. Hughes, Robert (1970). The Art of Australia (Revised, reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 331 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear top edge. Revised edition. The classic account of Australian art between the founding of Australia in 1788 and the late 1960s. He traces the twin threads of the desire for independence in Australian vision and the obsessive influence of European and American models. In his view Australian painting is a phenomenon to be discussed within the total context of contemporary art. (Originally published, 1966.). ISBN: 0140166874. Our Book No: 4242. $25 AUD.
42. Jack, Ian R. (2010). Macquarie's Towns. Sydney: Heritage Council of New South Wales / Land and Property Management Authority. 160 pp. Hardback square folio, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawinings, small bump bottom edge, minimal edgewear, copy 1. This book recognises and celebrates Governor Lachlan Macquarie's foresight and capability in the laying out of eight towns in New South Wales, as well as the amendments he made to the existing towns of Sydney and Parramatta, and the renaming of the streets of Newcastle. Separate chapters on Liverpool, Hawkesbury - Nepean, Windsor, Richmond, Wilberforce, Pitt Town, Castlereagh, Campbelltown, Bathurst, Newcastle, Parramatta, Sydney, and the Land and Property Management Authority. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781921121210. Our Book No: 17094. $80 AUD.
43. Jack, Ian R. (2010). Macquarie's Towns. Sydney: Heritage Council of New South Wales / Land and Property Management Authority. 160 pp. Hardback square folio, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, colour text-photos & drawinings, small bump bottom edge, minimal edgewear, copy 2. This book recognises and celebrates Governor Lachlan Macquarie's foresight and capability in the laying out of eight towns in New South Wales, as well as the amendments he made to the existing towns of Sydney and Parramatta, and the renaming of the streets of Newcastle. Separate chapters on Liverpool, Hawkesbury - Nepean, Windsor, Richmond, Wilberforce, Pitt Town, Castlereagh, Campbelltown, Bathurst, Newcastle, Parramatta, Sydney, and the Land and Property Management Authority. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781921121210. Our Book No: 17094A. $80 AUD.
44. Johnson, Rob; Humphries, Barry (foreword) (1997). The Golden Age of the Argonauts [A Celebration of Australia's Best-Loved Radio Program for Children]. Sydney: Hodder & Stoughton. 270 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. A celebration of the ABC radio popular Argonauts program for 7 to 17 year olds, which aired between 5.30 - 6.30 every afternoon from about 1936 to 1972. Featured stories, songs, jokes, information and fun. Listeners were assigned names from Ancient Greek mythology. Our Book No: 3147. $15 AUD.
45. Johnstone, Matthew; Parker, Prof. Gordon (foreword) (2005). I Had a Black Dog: His Name was Depression (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. Unnum 40 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, colour drawings (cartoons), minimal edgewear, old price marks. First edition. His moving, illuminating and uplifting insight into what it is like to live with depression, and the strength and support that can be found within and around us to tame it. The delightful colour cartoons reinforce the message. ISBN: 0330421832. Our Book No: 24138. $15 AUD.
46. Kerr, John (1982). Mt Morgan Gold Copper and Oil. Brisbane, St Lucia: J. D. & R. S. Kerr. 248 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos (most full-page), maps, frontispiece, edges lightly toned & foxed, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. This is a history of Mt Morgan mine in Queensland. The mine was discovered 100 years ago, and it is one of the world's greatest copper gold mines. The many photos in this book help to detail the history of this mine, and pay tribute to the people who lived and worked in this area. ISBN: 095950723X. Our Book No: 29315. $27 AUD.
47. Kleinman, Arthur (1988). The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing & the Human Condition (1st p/b ed). New York: Basic Books. 284 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light toning pages, minor edgewear. Based on 20 years of clinical experience studying and treating chronic illness, a Harvard psychiatrist and anthropologist argues that interpreting the illness experience is an art tragically neglected by modern medical training. He presents a compelling case for bridging the gap between patient and practitioner. ISBN: 0465032044. Our Book No: 24417. $16 AUD.
48. Krosch, N. J.; Sawers, J. D. (1974). Copper Mining in the Cloncurry and Mount Isa Mining Fields, 1971 (1st ed) [Geological Survey Of Queensland Report, no. 85]. Brisbane: Queensland Department Of Mines. 68 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers, frontispiece, stapled pamphlet (staples concealed), figures (four fold-out), tables, minor edgewear, few page corners slightly little creased, light foxing & toning edges, owner's bookplate inside front cover. From the summary: Twenty-two small copper mines are described, copper mining activity, and company exploration in the period 1966 - 1972 are reviewed, and the future role of gouger mining is discussed. Our Book No: 29327. $30 AUD.
49. Lane-Poole, Stanley (1902). The Story of Cairo [Mediaeval Towns]. London: J. M. Dent & Co. 340 pp. Hardback very small, good plus condition, grey cloth cover (gilt decoration & lettering front cover & spine), black & white photos, black & white photo frontispiece (tissue guard), foldout map at rear, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, spine & endpapers toned (pages faintly toned), corner creased one page, minor edgewear & bumping corners, minor pencil annotation erased. First edition. The history of the Egyptian capital city, as part of this Dent series on medieval cities. Our Book No: 17091. $80 AUD.
50. Lawless, Jennifer (2015). Kismet: The Story of the Gallipoli Prisoners of War. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 270 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. The opportunity to buy raki (Turkish alcoholic drink) was one of the many surprises in store for the Australian POWs captured at Gallipoli. Describes the diverse experiences of the 67 captured Australians, who are identified here for the first time. Their stories are told through historical sources from Australian, British and Turkish archives. The cultural and social life that developed in some camps, particularly for officers, challenges the myth that the life of the POW was always one of constant suffering and hardship. ISBN: 9781925003611. Our Book No: 17102. $25 AUD.
51. Levingston, K. R. (1974). Mineral Deposits and Mines of the Townsville 1: 250,000 Sheet Area, North Queensland (1st ed) [Geological Survey Of Queensland Report, no. 61]. Brisbane: Queensland Department of Mines. 74 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers, frontispiece, stapled pamphlet, figure, plates, tables, plates in pocket inside rear cover, minor edgewear, staples little rusted, cover corners slightly creased, light foxing edges, faint toning pages, small stain top edge front cover and first few pages, owner's bookplate inside front cover. This report gives some details of the ore deposits in relation to geology. Mapping of this sheet area was completed by a joint Geological Survey of Queensland - Bureau of Mineral Resources party in 1963, and the results were recorded by Wyatt et al. (1965). Townsville was established in 1861, and prior to this time the area was isolated and remote, and only prospectors seeking alluvial gold, which could be worked with a minimum of equipment and supplies came to the area. Our Book No: 29326. $30 AUD.
52. Levingston, K. R. (1974). Ore Deposits and Mines of the Charters Towers 1: 250, 000 Sheet Area, North Queensland (1st ed) [Geological Survey of Queensland Report, no. 57]. Brisbane: Queensland Department of Mines. 103 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers (spine toned), frontispiece map, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), figure, tables, plates MISSING from pocket inside back cover, cover corners lightly creased, light foxing top edge, faint toning pages, minor edgewear, owner's bookplate inside front cover. The Charters Towers 1: 250, 000 Sheet Area was mapped by officers of the Bureau of Mineral Resources and the Geological Survey of Queensland in 1964, and this report is a summary of relevant mining information. This summary has been taken from J. H. Reid's work on Charters Towers, and most of the information on the "inside" mining area of that field is taken directly from that report. The mining history of the sheet area falls naturally into decades. Occupation began in 1861 and continues to the present. (Ten plates missing from rear pocket.). Our Book No: 29325. $20 AUD.
53. Liquid Fuel Control Board, Commonwealth (1943). [RATION TICKETS] Eight Ration Tickets for Motor Spirit. Canberra: Department of Supply & Development. N/a pp. Each ticket: Ephemera, ticket very small oblong (4 x 6 cm), very good condition, single colour, blue or sepia (brown-coloured). Eight ration tickets issued by the Australian Government during World War 2 (WW2). There are four designs. 1: Two gallons, blue, expiring 31st Jan 1942 (x4). 2: Two gallons, blue, expiring 30th Sept 1943 (x1). 3: One gallon, blue, no expiry date (x1). 4: Two gallons, sepia, no expiry date (x3). Four are endorsed on the reverse side to "M. E. M. Bain", with control or license numbers. Our Book No: 17110. $80 AUD.
54. Lowe, Pat (2007). In the Desert: Jimmy Pike as a Boy (The Early Life of One of Australia's Great Artists). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 172 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. A biography of Jimmy Pike, who died in 2002, by his wife Pat Lowe. He is one of Australia's most famous Aboriginal artists, represented in all major Australian public galleries and museums. He grew up in the Great Sandy Desert during the 1940s and 1950s. This remarkable and intimate account of what was a traditional Walmajarri boyhood, one of the last of its kind, opens your eyes to a completely different culture and way of experiencing the world. ISBN: 9780143003083. Our Book No: 17122. $16 AUD.
55. MacKenzie, Andrew; Thouless, Robert H. (preface) (1974). Riddle of the Future: A Modern Study of Precognition. London: Arthur Barker. 172 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. A collection of scientifically investigated reports of precognition or premonitions, including the sinking of the Titanic. By member of the Society for Psychical Research. ISBN: 0213165015. Our Book No: 10563. $22 AUD.
56. Marks, E. George (1918). Napoleon and the War (Second series ed). Sydney: Dymock's Book Arcade & Circulating Library. 180 pp. Paperback, good condition, frontispiece portrait (author), card covers (foxed, marked, edges repaired), pages toned, black cloth spine (repair), edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). This scarce booklet on the Napoleon and relevance to the current World War (WW1) was written by a literary staffer at the Sydney Sun newspaper. It is sequel to the Series 1 (which had 25 chapters). Series 2 has 25 additional (new) chapters. Cover blurb: " Second series (25 new chapters, graphically written). Phenomenal success of first series (two editions in a fortnight)" The written dedication reads: "From E. George Marks to Dr Cecil Purser (Vice-Chancellor University of Sydney). Best wishes [etc]." Our Book No: 17111. $100 AUD.
57. Marshall, Anthony (1998). Trafficking in Old Books. Melbourne: Lost Domain. 268 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, top edge & endpapers lightly foxed, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear. Light-hearted essays on his life as a secondhand bookseller (Alice's Bookshop in Melbourne). The essays were formerly published in the "Australian Book Collector" magazine. ISBN: 0646364243. Our Book No: 11835. $15 AUD.
58. McGlynn, Shirley (1994). A Family on the Shannon: The Flemings of Richmond Harbour County Longford, Ireland. Sydney, Lavender Bay: Shirley McGlynn. Unnum 84 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, card cover, black & white text-photos, maps, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). Shirley McGlynn here records her genealogical research on her relatives, the Flemings of Ireland. Includes a number of trips to Ireland and England to speak to relatives. (Author's dedication to Gillian Iles.). Our Book No: 17101. $50 AUD.
59. McGrath, Helen; Edwards, Hazel (2000). Difficult Personalities: A Practical Guide to Managing the Hurtful Behaviour of Others (and Maybe Your Own!) (1st ed). Sydney: Choice / Australian Consumers Association (ACA). 240 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages minimally toned, minor edgewear. Discusses ways to cope with frustrating, confusing and damaging personalities at home and work. McGrath is a counselling psychologist and academic from Deakin University, and Edwards is a writer. ISBN: 0947277684. Our Book No: 21196. $15 AUD.
60. McPhedran, Colin (2002). White Butterflies (1st ed). Canberra: Pandanus Books / Australian National University Press (ANU Press). 240 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. An outstanding story of courage, true grit, will to survive, and great will power from a remarkable refugee from Burma (now Myanmar), who escaped the Japanese invasion during WW2. He has called Bowral in the Southern Highlands in New South Wales home for more than 50 years. ISBN: 1740760174. Our Book No: 20133. $20 AUD.
61. McVeigh, Laura (2017). Under the Almond Tree (1st p/b ed). London: Two Roads. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small mark fore-edge last few pages, minimal edgewear. This novel is about a girl named Samar and her family fleeing the conflict in Afghanistan in the 1990s. They are aboard the Trans-Siberian Express as it travels across Russia towards an uncertain future. ISBN: 9781473640849. Our Book No: 29321. $15 AUD.
62. Menadue, John (J. L.) (1999). Things You Learn Along the Way. Melbourne: David Lovell Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Autobiography of Australian public servant and businessman. He worked for Rupert Murdoch, was Head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra (both for Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser), was Australian Ambassador to Japan, and Head of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, and also CEO of Qantas. ISBN: 1863550739. Our Book No: 18361. $50 AUD.
63. Mengel, D. C.; Carr, A. F. (1976). Ipswich Coal-Field (2 volumes) [Geological Survey of Queensland Report, no 94]. Brisbane: Queensland Department of Mines. 18 pp. Volume 1: Paperback small quarto, very good condition, thin card covers, stapled pamphlet, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Volume 2: Diagrams, plans and maps ina slipcase (little creased). From the summary: This report reviews Departmental coal exploration in the Ipswich Coal-field up to the year 1972. The Ipswich coalfield lies about 35 km west of Brisbane and covers an area of 250 km2 to the south of the Brisbane River. Volume 2 contains Figures 4 to 16 in a slipcase. Our Book No: 29328. $40 AUD.
64. Miller, John (2004). Reminiscences of a Fun'gi: The Story of a Community that Mushroomed (1st stated ed) [Fungi]. Windsor, NSW: John Miller / Hawkesbury City Council. 257 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card covers, black & white text-photos, slight creasing spine, bottom corner front cover creased, few marks bottom corners last few pages, minor edgewear. About the old and new migrant Australian men, women and their children who created a new farming industry with their bare hands in the Hawkesbury Valley and Hills District of New South Wales. Ernest Roy Sanders was the "Pioneer Founder of the Mushroom Industry" when in 1936 he established the first mushroom farm in the area at Oakville. On 26th January, 2004, Hawkesbury City Council, posthumously awarded Roy Sanders, who died in 1986, the Australia Day Commemorative Plaque for establishing an economically and environmentally sustainable agricultural crop to the benefit of the district. Describes the history, development and importance of the mushroom industry in the Hawkesbury from his perspective as a farmer in the Hawkesbury since 1955. This book will be of interest to anyone wanting to understand the future of agriculture in northwestern Sydney. ISBN: 0646434306. Our Book No: 29319. $80 AUD.
65. Mitchell, Neil (1999). Second Chance: Inspirational Stories of Survivors who Found Cheating Death Enhanced Life. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 247 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. At age 41, Neil Mitchell was one of Australia's most successful journalists and dominated Melbourne talkback radio. But he was secretly facing death, having been diagnosed with incurable cancer. He didn't die, but facing death brought new clarity to his life. His experience prompted the writing of this book, which draws not only on his own near-death experience, but on the experiences of 13 other people, including a policeman at a shootout, a volunteer firefighter, and a survivor of the Port Arthur massacre. ISBN: 0732909996. Our Book No: 17104. $20 AUD.
66. Morrell, Margot; Capparell, Stephanie; Shackleton, Hon. Alexandra (preface) (2001). Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer (1st ed). London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing. 238 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Written by two veteran business observers, this book details universal leadership tactics set against the survival story of the Endurance expedition led by Sir Ernest Shackleton. Illustrated with photos by Frank Hurley and other rare photos, this book is full of fascinating and practical lessons of a leader who put people first and came out ahead when the odds were against him. ISBN: 1857882113. Our Book No: 29305. $18 AUD.
67. Nicholls, Freda Marnie (2016). The Amazing Mrs Livesey: The Remarkable Story of Australia's Greatest Imposter. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 303 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual. Ethel Livesey was an attractive young woman from a respectable middle-class family in Manchester, but she had over 40 aliases, eight official marriages, four children and five divorces. Her story stretches from England to the French Riviera, New York, Shanghai and across Australia. Ethel claimed she was a cotton heiress, wartime nurse, casino hostess, stowaway, artist, opera singer, gambler, spy, close friend of the King, air raid warden, charity queen and even wife of Australian test cricketer. When her career imploded, with the abandonment of her glittering wedding in Sydney just two hours before the guests were due to arrive, her bizarre story raced around the world. But what was fact and what was fiction? ISBN: 9781760290146. Our Book No: 17095. $15 AUD.
68. Nicholls, Gary; Hutchinson, Robert; Ostling, Geoffrey; Braye, Donna (2005). Marrickville Potteries: Fowlers, Diana & Studio Anna. Sydney: Marrickville Heritage Society. 40 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled, card cover, as new condition. Local history essays on three historic potteries in Sydney's inner west: Fowler Potteries in Glebe, Marrickville and Wetherill Park (1841 - 1982); Diana Pottery at Marrickville (1947 - 1978) and Karel Jungvirt's Studio Anna Pottery (1954 - 1980s). ISBN: 0958077312. Our Book No: 15542. $30 AUD.
69. O'Neil, Bernard (1982). In Search of Mineral Wealth: The South Australian Geological Survey and Department of Mines to 1944 [Special Publication, no 2]. Adelaide: South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. 359 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, black & white & colour maps, spine little faded jacket (sticker mark front cover, some edgewear, top spine chipped, corners scuffed), endpapers lightly toned. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. From the introduction: This book investigates and describes the origin and development in South Australia of a Government Geological Survey and Department of Mines through to the Jubilee of the department in 1944. The historical review highlights the nature of the relationship between the Government and private enterprise in the evolution of this organisation. This book was prepared from a thesis written for a Master of Arts degree in the Department of History at the University of Adelaide, and was financed by a grant from the South Australian Department of Mines and Energy. ISBN: 0724360956. Our Book No: 29316. $30 AUD.
70. Partington, Geoffrey (1994). The Australian Nation: Its British and Irish Roots. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing. 347 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, publisher sticker front cover. A solidly argued defense of the British and Irish origins of Australian nationalism. He rejects caricatures of the mainstream Australian past as repressive, intolerant and reactionary. Even republicans such as John Dunmore Lang, Joseph Furphy and Henry Lawson could find little ammunition for their attacks from outside the British tradition. Covers: continuities and discontinuities, Anglicanism, John Dunmore Lang and being Scottish, Roman Catholicism and the Irish-Australian tradition, education, literature, "The Bulletin" and Henry Lawson, Joseph Furphy, art and music, sport, and Aborigines. ISBN: 1875606068. Our Book No: 17104. $20 AUD.
71. Payton, Philip; Dyvresow, Car (Bardic name) (1984). The Cornish Miner in Australia: Cousin Jack Down Under. Kernow, Cornwall: Dyllansow Truran. 242 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted photos), maps, pages lightly toned, light foxing edges, faint toning & foxing reverse side jacket (some edgewear & scratches, spine little faded & creased, flap square-clipped), bookshop sticker inside rear cover, owner's written name (pencil). Examines the unique and lasting Cornish impact in South Australia, the focal point of Cornish mining influence in Australia. The author also covers Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, Broken Hill in New South Wales, and Bendigo in Victoria. The author came from Cornwall to do three years research and travel in Australia, based on his University of Adelaide PhD thesis. ISBN: 0907566510. Our Book No: 29308. $30 AUD.
72. Pearson, Michael; McGowan, Barry (2000). Mining Heritage Places Assessment Manual. Canberra: Australian Council of National Trusts / Australian Heritage Commission. 187 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, maps, plans, slight bump base spine & few pages, minor edgewear. This book has been designed to help in the recording, analysis, and heritage assessment of mining heritage places. The main aim of the manual is to help non-specialists in the heritage or mining fields to make basic decisions about heritage values, and to be an aid in the nomination of mining heritage places to heritage registers. The manual does not cover complex issues like conservation, continued mining or rehabilitation of mine sites, through an understanding of a place's heritage significance is essential information in the resolution of these issues. The manual is a practical, easy to use book. ISBN: 0908198159. Our Book No: 29314. $70 AUD.
73. Pease, Donald E. (2010). Theodor Seuss Geisel (Reprint ed) [Lives and Legacies]. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 178 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly foxed). A biography and appraisal of one of the most influential children's authors and artists of the 20th century: Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss. The author looks at the American's poetry, politics, art, marketing, and place in the popular imagination. The book also contains many of Dr. Seuss's lesser-known illustrations, including college drawings, insecticide ads, and wartime political cartoons. A wonderful book for everyone who knows and loves his wonderful children's stories. ISBN: 9780195323023. Our Book No: 29306. $16 AUD.
74. Pert, Alan (2006). Red Cactus: The Life of Anna Kingsford. Sydney: Books & Writers Network. 231 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. A biography of the Englishwoman, Anna Kingsford (1846 - 1888). During her life she was invited to become president of the British Theosophical Society, but fell out with Madame Blavatsky to form her own Hermetic Society. The author lives in Sydney and has studied comparative religion and Hermetic philosophy. ISBN: 9781740184052. Our Book No: 22462. $25 AUD.
75. Phillips, H. (Harry) (1910). Views of the Far Famed Blue Mountains N.S.W. Katoomba, NSW: H. Phillips. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback oblong large folio (59 cm x 23.8 cm), good plus condition (internally very good), card cover (few small edge tears), black & white photos, colour photo tipped in inside front cover (reverse side little foxed), black cloth spine (repair), vertical fold (all pages), rear cover foxed, some internal foxing, edgewear. A collection of photographs by Harry Phillips (1873 - 1944), a noted photographer, printer and publisher. He published about 80 books of photography about the Blue Mountains and Sydney, and is best remembered for his kitsch postcards. Note on p24: "Photographed and printed throughout by H. Phillips, Katoomba, N.S.W." (Estimated date, about 1910.). Our Book No: 17015. $100 AUD.
76. Powell, John P. (1997). Cross Currents: Historical Studies of the Hawkesbury. Berowra Heights, NSW: Deerubbin Press. 104 pp. Paperback thin octavo, very good condition, black & white plate, figures, map inside covers, sepia (brown-tinted) photos front & rear covers, spine & top edge covers faded, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear corners. Examines aspects of the way of life of the river people of the hawkesbury region (northwest of Sydney), and some of their achievements in the face of an often hostile environment. Many of the illustrations have not been previously published. The author has included a wealth of information to interest residents, visitors, family historians, boating enthusiasts and anyone wanting to learn about the Hawkesbury area. ISBN: 0646305573. Our Book No: 29323. $15 AUD.
77. Reanney, Darryl (1995). The Death of Forever: A New Future for Human Consciousness (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Longman Cheshire. 255 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, figures, minimal edgewear. Australian microbiologist and TV producer explores the nature of higher states of consciousness. ISBN: 0582870542. Our Book No: 13013. $16 AUD.
78. Roughley, June; Roughley, Ken (1986). The Loftier Race: The Roughley Family, Pioneers of Dural. Sydney, Kenthurst: Orange Grove Press. 352 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, genealogy charts, illustrated endpapers, light foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (spine ends little creased, spine lightly faded, top corners creased), corners covers little bumped. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This the story of the Roughley family whose roots stretch back to Britain in 1759. The authors have done several years of family research, family folklore and the prevailing conditions and customs of the time to produce this fascinating book. The genealogy charts and many photos make the family history very readable, and a useful reference for anyone wanting to do the extensive research required to complete their own family history. ISBN: 0958844100. Our Book No: 29322. $80 AUD.
79. Seethaler, Sherry (2009). Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort Through the Noise Around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies. Upper Saddle River, NJ: FT Press Science / Pearson Education. 200 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Watch the news, and you'll be overwhelmed by snippets of badly presented science: information that's incomplete, confusing, contradictory, out-of-context, wrong, or flat-out dishonest. Defend yourself! A science writer (University of California) provides a powerful arsenal of tools for making sense of science. You'll learn how to think more sensibly, and how to make better science-related decisions in both your personal life and as a citizen. Understand how science really works, and why scientists sometimes disagree. Assess the biases of those who make scientific claims in the media, and place scientific issues in appropriate context, so you can intelligently assess trade-offs. Determine whether a new study is really meaningful - uncover the difference between cause and coincidence - figure out which statistics mean something. Reveals the tricks self-interested players use to mislead and confuse you, and points you to reliable information sources. ISBN: 9780137155224. Our Book No: 14313. $20 AUD.
80. Smith, Geoffrey; Holden, Margot (editor) (1995). Arthur Streeton 1867 - 1943. Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). 200 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos (paintings), three black & white photos, rear cover lightly rubbed, minimal edgewear. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This art exhibition catalogue celebrates the achievements of one of Australia's greatest painters. Arthur Streeton was acknowledged during his lifetime as the finest painter of the Australian landscape. He was the first Australian painter to be honoured by a retrospective exhibition in his own lifetime, and only the second to be knighted. The exhibition was seen in five Australian states in 1995 - 1996. This scholarly catalogue will interest anyone wanting to learn about the Australian landscape, and one of Australia's most well-known artists. ISBN: 0724101837. Our Book No: 26083. $50 AUD.
81. Smith, Sydney G. (illustrator); Bertie, Charles H. (1911). Old Sydney: Illustrated by Sydney G. Smith, Described by Charles H. Bertie. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 77 pp. Hardback folio, good plus condition, grey cloth cover (quarter-bound, white cloth spine), full-page black & white drawings, vignettes (including front cover), some red text title page, tide marks & rubbing bottom edge front cover (4 cm, possible former water contact now dry, not found internally), covers marked (notably spine), few dents spine, few scuff marks front pastedown, endpapers toned, owner's written names. (No 90 of a limited edition of 250 copies, autographed by both Smith and Bertie.) An illustrated survey of historic buildings in Sydney. Sydney Smith later added Ure to his name (Sydney Ure Smith), and became the well-known publisher of "Art in Australia". Our Book No: 17088. $200 AUD.
82. Soutphommasane, Tim (2009). Reclaiming Patriotism: Nation-Building for Australian Progressives [Australian Encounters]. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 155 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. Affronted by the xenophobic nationalists who stalked the land during the Howard government, many progressive Australians rejected a love of country, forgetting that there is a patriotism of the liberal left that at different times has advanced liberty, egalitarianism, and democratic citizenship. Tim is a first-generation Australian and political philosopher who has journeyed from Sydney's western suburbs to Oxford University. He reimagines patriotism as a generous sentiment of democratic renewal and national belonging. In accessible prose, he explains why our political leaders will need to draw upon the better angels of patriotism if they hope to inspire citizens for nation-building, and indeed persuade them to make sacrifices in the hard times ahead. As we debate the 21st century challenges of reconciliation and a republic, citizenship and climate change, he proposes a narrative we have to have. (Published jointly with the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University, Melbourne.). ISBN: 9780521134729. Our Book No: 17121. $18 AUD.
83. Sturt, Mrs Napier George (1899). Life of Charles Sturt: Sometime Capt. 39th Regt and Australian Explorer (Australian ed). London: Smith, Elder & Co. / Angus & Robertson. 395 + 4 pp. Hardback thick octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, original dark green cloth cover, portraits (tissue guard), foldout single-colour maps, fore-edge untrimmed (few page edges little torn), rear inner hinge little split (pages firm), endpapers & some page edges & maps little foxed, adverts at rear, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Australian edition. A biography of the British explorer of Australia (1975 - 1869), written by his daughter-in-law. Sturt is noted for three expeditions that traced the sources of rivers in New South Wales and South Australia, and his failed search for the fabled "inland sea" in Central Australia. Contains two portraits (including frontispiece) and five maps (four being foldout). Ferguson 16394. (Publisher Smith Elder on title page, Angus & Robertson at base of spine.). Our Book No: 17103. $100 AUD.
84. Szablicki, Ryszard (2007). Orphanage Boy: Through the Eyes of Innocence. Sydney: New Holland. 208 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, spine lightly creased, corner tip creased rear cover, minor edgewear corners. The author writes about his early life in several Catholic institutions (orphanages) in Victoria. This book is a rare account of a cold and often brutal world. He was one of the first to publicize this hidden brutality. ISBN: 9781741105124. Our Book No: 24167. $15 AUD.
85. Tiffany, Carrie (2013). Mateship with Birds (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador. 211 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, single black & white photo, minor edgewear. prize-winning Australian novel set on a farm on the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s. This is a novel about young lust and mature love. On one small farm in a vast ancient landscape, a collection of misfits question the nature of what a family can be. Winner NSW Premier's Literary Award for Fiction 2013, The Stella Prize 2013, Shortlisted Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013. ISBN: 9781742610764. Our Book No: 29303. $15 AUD.
86. Tooth, Thomas (1992). It Was All a Matter of Time. Katoomba, NSW: Thomas (T. E.) Tooth. 156 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, rear cover faintly creased, minor rubbing & edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). The story of navigational science. Matthew Flinders used this new science to chart the Australian coast. Includes the tale of the chronometer belonging to Flinders, which the author discovered in a Sydney museum in 1976. ISBN: 0646153862. Our Book No: 4808. $20 AUD.
87. Turnbull, Dorothy; Turnbull, Roy (2002). Turnbulls on the Coromandel 1802: Hawkesbury River Colonists. Sydney, Caringbah: Dorothy & Roy Turnbull. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, long genealogical table & name index, spine little faded, minor edgewear. An exhaustive family history, based on the lives of John and Ann Turnbull and their four children, a settler family who sailed from England to Sydney Town on the convict ship Coromandel in 1802, who settled in the Hawkesbury district just to the northwest of Sydney. (A descendent, Malcolm Turnbull, is currently Prime Minister of Australia.). ISBN: 0958017204. Our Book No: 12592. $100 AUD.
88. Turnbull, Marie (2000). In the Footsteps of John Turnbull: The Turnbull's of Ebenezer c1950, and Including All in the Family by Albert Turnbull, Tynside UK: Roxburghshire Scotland to Australia c1750 - 1802. Ebenezer, NSW: Marie Turnbull. 220 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & vignettes, colour photos centre spread, maps (including inside front cover), minor edgewear. Traces the lineages of John and Ann Turnbull who migrated to Australia in the ship Coromandel in 1802, and were pioneer settlers at Ebenezer in the Hawkesbury region, northwest of Sydney. Traces the Turnbulls in great detail in Scotland back to the 13th century! (A descendent, Malcolm Turnbull, is currently Prime Minister of Australia.). ISBN: 064640993X. Our Book No: 17092. $100 AUD.
89. Vallee, Jacques (1977). UFOs: The Psychic Solution (UFO Influences on the Human Race). St Albans, Herts: Panther. 221 pp. Paperback, good condition, pages toned, edges lightly foxed, edgewear, rubber stamps. Originally published as "The Invisible College". His fourth work on the puzzling UFO contactee phenomena. Supposes that aspects such as flying objects, space and time distortions, and newly-developed psychic powers, are a kind of human consciousness "control system" or "psychic reality". ISBN: 0586046534. Our Book No: 17100. $10 AUD.
90. Wadsworth, Yoland (2011). Do It Yourself Social Research (3rd ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 206 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, black & white cartoons. Third edition. Cover subtitle: The bestselling practical guide to doing social research projects, for example, in sociology, social work, education, health and non-profit welfare. By Australian social scientist and academic. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to cover narrative and dialogue in research, rich research design, and the role of digital technology. ISBN: 9781742370637. Our Book No: 17097. $20 AUD.
91. Washington, Judy; Rees, Lloyd (foreword) (1989). Artists of Lane Cove [Local Studies Monograph, No 3]. Sydney, Lane Cove: Lane Cove Public Library. 128 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos & etching, colour plates, corner tips front cover scuffed, minor edgewear. This wonderful book originated from a photographic exhibition in October 1987 by the local Studies Collection of Lane Cove Public Library. The subject was inspired by the abundance of artistic talent that has existed in Lane Cove in the 20th century. The order of artists relates to the date which they arrived in Lane Cove (a northern Sydney suburb). The author states that it is a historical record of the artists' lives and what they have contributed, and their relationship with Lane Cove. ISBN: 0949622028. Our Book No: 29295. $20 AUD.
92. Watt, Agnes C. P.; Watt Leggatt, Rev. T. (introduction) (1896). Twenty-Five Years' Mission Life on Tanna, New Hebrides (1st ed). Paisley, Scotland: J. and R. Parlane. 385 + 6 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, original brown cloth cover (gilt vignette & spine lettering), black endpapers, black & white text-photos, frontispiece black & white portrait, top edge gilt, publisher adverts at rear, edge tears some pages (no loss text), corner folded one page, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. First edition. Rev. Watt Leggatt of New Hebrides here collects the letters of the Scottish missionary Agnes Watt, who spent 25 years of service in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu). A valuable document on Christian interaction (sometimes difficult) with the indigenous people. "The materials at my command were far from being so full as I could have desired, and residence on a remote island, with unfrequent communication, has occasioned considerable delay in collecting them and completing the work. I have endeavoured to let her tell the story of her life and work in her own letters and journals. Sometimes an explanatory note is appended, or passages from letters of different date are inserted, where the same subject is referred to, but in every case this has been indicated". Our Book No: 17090. $400 AUD.
93. Weegman, Martin (2014). The World Within the Group: Developing Theory for Group Analysis [New International Library of Group Analysis]. London: Karnac Books. 206 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. An original and ambitious endeavour to connect group analysis to philosophy, history, and modern social theory. Group analysis needs theoretical renewal to remain relevant, and that philosophy is a valuable resource for such thinking, notably Nietzsche, Dewey and Gadamer, each being associated with pragmatic observation of the client's perspective. Also offers a reformulation of the concept of social unconscious, seen as a discursive world of production and articulation. Drawing on contemporary social theories, it chimes with the spirit of Elias's historical approach, eg, the shifting social unconsciousness during the Reformation and revolutionary upheavals in England. The final two essays address the narrative turn in social sciences. The implications of considering persons as story-telling, metaphorical animals is explored, as is the inevitability that personal stories are infused by wider, cultural narratives. ISBN: 9781780491981. Our Book No: 17098. $25 AUD.
94. Wilson, Louise (2009). Robert Forrester, First Fleeter. Melbourne: Louise Wilson. 442 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear corners, top corner front cover creased, bottom edge lightly marked, few marks fore-edge, autograph (author's written dedication). A readable biography of Robert Forrester, a convict who arrived in the First Fleet, who was one of the first convicts who chose to become an Australian. He did not give up his amazing effort at the Hawkesbury when others did. He was illiterate, and left no diaries or personal correspondence. The author has used determined detective work to recreate his life, using the voluminous government records of the times. His story shows real courage in a time when he and his family had to cope with floods, fire, famine and the NSW corps. ISBN: 9780980447828. Our Book No: 29320. $60 AUD.