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1. Alexander, Pacita; Perkins, Elizabeth (2004). A Love Affair with Australian Literature: The Story of Tom Inglis Moore (1st ed). Charnwood, ACT: Ginninderra Press. 286 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, family tree, cover & some page corners little creased, minor edgewear, sticker marks rear cover, autograph (written dedication title page). This is the story of Tom Inglis Moore (1901 - 1978), controversial crusader for Australian writers, himself a poet, journalist, academic and scholar. Traces Moore's life and influence from the farming country of Camden south of Sydney, then to England and the United States, and via the Philippines and New Guinea to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. Includes a family tree chart. ISBN: 1740272552. Our Book No: 29379. $20 AUD.
2. Allan (1941). Allan's Second Easy Waltz Album for Pianoforte [Plate B.4040]. Melbourne: Allans Music. 40 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, corner front cover & few pages creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. (Copyright, 1941.) Contains 19 pieces of sheet music: The Bird seller - The Black hawk waltz - Cherries - Cielito lindo - Dry your eyes - La Golondrina - Gypsy life - I'll sing thee songs of Araby - Kismet waltz - Liebestraume - Nights of joy - The Old sweet story - One, two, three, four - Over the waves - The Palace of palms - Plaisir d'amour - Poet and peasant valse - Song of the nightingale - Waves of the Danube. Our Book No: 17133. $15 AUD.
3. Allison, Sue; Heard, Debby (photographer) (2006). Winston's World: The Beach (1st ed). Ohoka, NZ: Ironing Board Press. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, brown & white text-photos, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication inside front cover. Winston, a long-haired miniature dachshund, and his friends Jack & Max, a lucky dog of unknown descent, visit the beach for the first time. The photos in this beautiful book would gladden anyone's heart. The text is suitable for children and adults alike. The photos are taken at Waikuku Beach and Greta Valley, North Canterbury, New Zealand. ISBN: 0473115611. Our Book No: 29357. $20 AUD.
4. Barker, K. F. (1944). Just Dogs: Sketches in Pen and Pencil (Reprint ed). London: Country Life Limited. 151 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black with cream background drawings, edges lightly foxed, cover corners little bumped, faint foxing few pages, light foxing reverse side jacket (edges chipped, light foxing, slight loss top spine & bottom edge, top corners little scuffed, spine faded, corner clipped flap, few closed tears), some edgewear, small neat name in pencil free flyleaf, bookseller label inside front cover. The author sketches and writes about the dogs featured in this wonderful book. This is an artist's sketch book - a collection of drawings of dogs that he has met. They are sketched as the artist caught them when they were about their daily lives. He has managed to catch the personality of each dog and the characteristic of the breed. A beautiful book for any dog lover. Our Book No: 29335. $30 AUD.
5. Blackwell, Dick (2005). Counselling and Psychotherapy with Refugees. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 124 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This concise book will help counsellors and psychotherapists understand and interact with refugees who have had traumatic experiences. Based on work carried out at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, London. The book gives a flexible approach to the special circumstances of displaced and traumatized clients from different cultural and political backgrounds. The four levels of experience - political, cultural, interpersonal and intrapsychic, are looked at in relation to the client and therapist. ISBN: 1843103168. Our Book No: 29370. $20 AUD.
6. Blows, Mark (editor); Srinivasan, Saroja (editor); Blows, Johanna M. (editor); Bankart, Peter. (editor); DelMonte, M. M. (editor); Haruki, Y. (editor) (2004). The Relevance of the Wisdom Traditions in Contemporary Society: The Challenge to Psychology. Delft, Netherlands: Eburon Press. 261 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, black & white illustrations, faint mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. This collection of essays is from a conference of the Transnational Network for the study of Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Wellbeing, held at Wollongong University, Australia, in 2002. Scholars from various backgrounds met to discuss the significance of non-Western psychological knowledge and to challenge the prevailing direction of Western academic psychology. Themes cover Buddhist psychology to meditation. ISBN: 9059720342. Our Book No: 29365. $40 AUD.
7. Booth, Louise (2014). When Fraser Met Billy: The Rescue Cat that Transformed a Little Boy's Life (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 310 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny mark fore-edge, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of a 4-year-old autistic boy named Fraser. He was prone to anxiety and sudden emotional traumas over the smallest of things. He changed when he met Billy the beautiful grey and white rescue cat who had been abandoned by his owners. Billy was constantly at Fraser's side and had a very calming effect on him. The author is Fraser's mother. The family live on the Queen's Balmoral Estate where her husband Chris is the Estate's electrician. This wonderful story will make you laugh as well as cry and rejoice at the power of the bond between a child and his cat. ISBN: 9781444769234. Our Book No: 29329. $18 AUD.
8. Brenchley, Fred; Brenchley, Elizabeth (2001). Stoker's Submarine: Australia's Daring Raid on the Dardanelles on the Day of the Gallipoli Landing (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 264 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour & two sepia (brown-tinted) photos, bottom corner rear cover creased, crease front cover next to cover join, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. Tells the story of Lieutenant Commander Dacre Stoker, the captain of the Australian submarine AE2 on the day the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli. He set out on a mission to breach the Dardanelles Strait to disrupt Turkish supply lines to the isolated Gallipoli peninsula. Stoker and his men succeeded where British and French submarines had come to grief. This book is the story of a remarkable naval hero and the men under his command, and the AE2 itself, still lyiing intact on the floor of the Sea of Marmara, is celebrated as the most tangible relic of Australia's role at Gallipoli. ISBN: 073226703X. Our Book No: 29377. $25 AUD.
9. Butel, Elizabeth; Preston, Margaret; Draffin, Nicholas (catalogue) (1995). Margaret Preston (New ed). Sydney, Potts Point: ETT Imprint. 100 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white illustrations, corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Richly illustrated with colour reproductions of Margaret Prestons paintings, this book traces her artistic development from the achievements of her early maturity to the exploration of new techniques and styles when she was in her late 60s and presents many of her lively theories. The author writes about Margaret Preston's travels throughout the world and Aboriginal Australia looking for inspiration for her art. Included is Nicholas Draffin's catalogue of her works held by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. ISBN: 1875892028. Our Book No: 29353. $20 AUD.
10. Buxton, Dudley (1915). [POSTCARD] May You Fall in for an Ice Time This Christmas: With Every Good Wish for the Festive Season [CWF Series 1282]. London: C. W. Faulkner & Co. N/A pp. Postcard oblong, very good condition, colour drawing, minor foxing & toning, corner tip creased, minor edgewear, annotation. (Estimated date, 1915.) Comic Christmas postcard showing goose with broom talking to fallen snowman wearing skates, with Danger sign in background. Reverse side: Split back, with written message: "To Will: Wishing you the compliments of the season and the best of good luck. From Mother, Xmas 1915". Our Book No: 17145. $10 AUD.
11. Carlson, Nicholas (2015). Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! New York: Twelve / Hachette Book Group. 357 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. A page-turning narrative about Marissa Mayer's efforts to remake Yahoo as well as her own rise from Stanford University undergrad to CEO of a $30 billion corporation by the age of 38. The inside story of how Yahoo got into such awful shape in the first place, Mayer's controversial rise at Google, and her desperate fight to save an Internet icon. Hedge fund billionaire Daniel Loeb took a long look at Yahoo settled on Google's golden girl Mayer to unlock the value lurking in the company. As Mayer began to remake Yahoo from a content company to a tech company, serious problems arose. Can a big lumbering tech company stay relevant in today's rapidly changing business landscape? ISBN: 9781455556618. Our Book No: 17124. $20 AUD.
12. Carter, Melanie; Oram, Nicola (illustrator) (2007). Possum Goes to School (Reprint ed). Cairns, QLD: Childerset. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback square quarto, stapled, good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, minor creasing covers & pages, non-author written dedication inside front cover, promotional sticker front cover. Australian children's picture story about a possum who goes to school. This is the sequel to Possum in the House. The large colourful drawings and easy-to-read text will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0949130486. Our Book No: 28778. $10 AUD.
13. Cossu, Anna (2008). A Place in the Rocks (1st ed). Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. 144 pp. Paperback small quarto (with wide flaps), very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & black & white & colour photos (many full-page), light foxing inside covers & top edge, minor edgewear corners. This book on The Rocks area (Sydney's earliest heritage locality), is a fascinating examination of the forces that changed Sydney's built environment throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, and the events that led to the loss of, and the preservation of, significant parts of Australia's colonial heritage. The book is a journey into the lives of the people who lived in Nos 58, 60, 62 and 64 Gloucester Street in Susannah Place, and a look down the streets of this fascinating part of Sydney's history. The author and her husband lived in Susannah Place from 1995 to 2006. The many photos help to bring the story alive. This book will be of interest to anyone with an interest in Australia's early history. ISBN: 9781876991289. Our Book No: 29383. $30 AUD.
14. Costello, Con (1996). Botany Bay: The Story of the Convicts Transported from Ireland to Australia 1791 - 1853. Dublin: Mercier Press. 172 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white vignettes. A sudy of the 45,000 Irish convicts transported in 212 convict ships from Dublin or the Cove of York to Botany Bay from 1791 to 1853. ISBN: 0853428085. Our Book No: 17147. $20 AUD.
15. Cowley, Trudy Mae (2005). A Drift of Derwent Ducks: Lives of the 200 Female Irish Convicts Transported on the Australasia from Dublin to Hobart in 1849. Hobart, New Town: Research Tasmania. 396 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) photos centre spread, sepia text, minimal edgewear, CDROM in rear pocket. Bonus CD containing a biography of each of the 200 Australasia convicts listing sentence and life events (as Chapter 7). ISBN: 0975678442. Our Book No: 17153. $130 AUD.
16. Cronin, Leonard (2016). Cronin's Key Guide to Australian Wildflowers (Revised, reprint ed) [Key Guide Series]. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 230 pp. Paperback small trade, as new condition, colour text-photos. This handbook is a completely new concept in the history of botanical publishing in Australia: the synthesis of watercolour illustrations and concise plant descriptions with a unique, visual key. More than 590 of the most commonly encountered wildflowers are illustrated and described in clear, concise language with the minimum use of botanical terms. There are distribution maps of every species. The book will be of interest to nature lovers, students and botanists throughout Australia. ISBN: 9781760292478. Our Book No: 29346. $20 AUD.
17. da Vinci, Leonardo; Desmond, Michael (essay) & Pedretti, Prof. Carlo (interpretation) (2000). Leonardo da Vinci The Codex Leicester - Notebook of a Genius (1st ed). Sydney: Powerhouse Publishing. 168 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card covers (with flaps), single-colour reproductions, few minor scratches covers, faint foxing top edge, minimal edgewear. This book is a rare look at the inquiring mind of the definitive Italian Renaissance artist, scientist and thinker as well as an exceptional illustration of the link between art and science. Each page of the codex is reproduced in this book and has an insightful interpretation of the original Italian texts by Leonardo scholar, Professor Pedretti. The book also includes an introductory essay by Michael Desmond on Leonardo, his work and his place in the Renaissance. The book has been published in conjunction with the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: The Codex Leicester - Notebook of a Genius" at the Powerhouse Museum 5 September to 5 November 2000. ISBN: 1863170812. Our Book No: 29378. $60 AUD.
18. Davis, Jean Reynolds (1965). Hits of Peter, Paul and Mary Made Easy for Piano: Book 1. Melbourne / New York: Allans Music (Australia) / Pepamar Music. 12 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition. Sheet music (arranged by Davis) for five popular songs from this famous popular group: Puff (The magic dragon) - It's raining - Tiny sparrow - Very last day - Bamboo. Both imperial and decimal price on front cover. Our Book No: 4249. $20 AUD.
19. de Reland, Elizabeth (2016). Kindled by a Spark of Grace: The Gloster Udy story. Parramatta, NSW: Parramatta Mission. 130 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour & black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos (includes title page portrait), top corner front cover & some pages little creased. A biography of the Australian Methodist / Uniting Church missionary. The author states in her preface that this book does not cover each aspect of the Gloster Udy story. However, she has written it with the aim to give a fresh perspective and overview of his life and work, with the focus on his two stints at Parramatta Mission in 1951 - 1955 and 1973 - 1988. The many photos bring this special story to life, and give real meaning to a life well lived. Our Book No: 29376. $35 AUD.
20. Denborough, David (editor) (2006). Trauma: Narrative Responses to Traumatic Experience. Adelaide: Dulwich Centre Publications. 231 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, slight bump top spine, few tiny scuffs spine edges, faint foxing fore-edge, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page (crossed out). This thoughtful practice-based book provides clear explanations about how to use narrative ideas to respond to adults, couples and children who have had a traumatic experience. These stories are from Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Palestine, Israel and South Africa. (The papers in this book were originally published in the International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work.). ISBN: 0975218034. Our Book No: 29375. $40 AUD.
21. Diamond, Neil; Okun, Milton (arranger, editor) (1981). The Jazz Singer. Greenwich, CT: Cherry Lane Music Co. 72 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover, tissue endpapers, colour photos frontispiece, spine creased (base little torn), some edgewear. Sheet music for 16 of his popular songs: America - You baby - Adon olom - Love on the rocks - Amazed and confused - Summerlove - On the Robert E. Lee - Hello again - Songs of life - Hey Louise - Acapulco - Kol nidre - Hine mah tov - Havah nagilah - Shabbat shalom - Jerusalem. At the front: a short illustrated story of the film "The Jazz Singer", starring Neil Diamond and Laurence Olivier. ISBN: 0895241307. Our Book No: 17144. $20 AUD.
22. Dickinson, S. B.; et al. (1951). Talc Deposits in South Australia [Bulletin, no 26]. Adelaide: Geological Survey of South Australia. 135 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, grey covers, black & white plates (photos), tables, maps (many full-page, one foldout), two large colour folded maps in rear pocket), covers & spine creased (spine ends little torn), some edgewear, owner's written name front cover. A survey of South Australian talc deposits. Includes separate pars on the three main districts: Gumeracha, Mount Fitton, and Tumby Bay. Our Book No: 17141. $20 AUD.
23. Ellis, Albert (2005). The Myth of Self-Esteem: How Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Can Change Your Life Forever (1st ed). New York: Prometheus Books. 344 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, few tiny dents rear cover, minor edgewear. Rationalist psychologist explains self-esteem and self-acceptance, looking at the thinking of great religious teachers, philosophers, and psychologists. He discusses Jesus, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sarte, and the Dalai Lama. The author explains how to use Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy to achieve unconditional self-acceptance, by using exercises and tools to achieve unconditional acceptance of ourselves and others. ISBN: 1591023548. Our Book No: 29373. $20 AUD.
24. Evans, Robert (2016). Early Evangelical Revivals in Victoria 1836 - 1886. Hazelbrook, NSW: Robert Evans. 262 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition, black & white photos & drawings (portraits). A history of evangelical Christianity in colonial Victoria, mostly extracted from earlier books on evangelical revivals in Australia, written by the retired Uniting Church minister. The aim is to provide an historical context to encourage Christians to pray for revival in Australian churches today. ISBN: 9780994520326. Our Book No: 17142. $50 AUD.
25. Evans, Sylvia; Evans, Alan (photographer) (1944). Tail Up: The Story of Manna, Personality Dog. Sydney, Arncliffe: Sylvia Evans. 56 pp. Hardback small quarto, original grey cloth spine, good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) & white text-photos, single-colour drawings, endpapers & pages lightly toned, title page lightly foxed, cover corners bumped, top spine little scuffed, some page corner tips little creased, non-author written dedication. This book is a wonderful story about a homeless dog who found his ideal home with a family who thought he was so special they would write a story about him. Lets Manna tell his own story about his life and his friends. Manna was a blue heeler kelpie cross. The many photos tell his story and just what he thinks about the neighbours' dog Blackie, and that bath after he arrived. This wonderful warm story would suit older children or adults alike. Our Book No: 29334. $35 AUD.
26. Fanning, Steven (2001). Mystics of the Christian Tradition (1st ed). London: Routledge. 279 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white plates at front, top corner front cover little creased, bottom corner flyleaf creased, minor edgewear. This book is a comprehensive guide to what mysticism means and who the mystics of the Christian tradition were. The author examines the mystical experiences that have determined the history of Christianity over 2000 years. The book is a valuable survey for students and the general reader. ISBN: 0415224683. Our Book No: 29382. $30 AUD.
27. French, Malcolm; Nicolle, Dean (1997). The Special Eucalypts: Perth and the South-West. Perth: F. & N. Eucalypts. 208 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, maps, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book is about the eucalypts of southwestern Western Australia (the Swan coastal plain, the south-west, and the Darling Range). 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. Describes 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. $32 AUD.
28. Galsworthy, John; Earl, Maud (illustrator) & Chris, the Dog (1930). Memories (Reprint ed). London: William Heinemann. 71 pp. Hardback quarto, papered boards, good condition, black & cream drawings, illustrated endpapers, four colour plates (including frontispiece, all with tissue guards), endpapers lightly toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, top edge toned, fore-edge & bottom edge lightly toned, spine little faded, spine ends lightly rubbed, inner hinge slightly split (pages firm), owner's written name & date. The wonderful story of the author's favourite black cocker spaniel, Chris. The beautiful life-like illustrations make this a suitable book for adults and older children. At times it seems that the spaniel is telling the story himself. A delightful book for any dog lover. Our Book No: 29342. $40 AUD.
29. Garden, Savage (1997). Savage Garden: Piano - Vocal - Guitar (1st ed). Sydney: Rough Cut / EMI Music Publishing. 40 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled, very good plus condition. Sheet music for five popular songs: I Want You - To the Moon and Back - Truly Madly Deeply - Break Me Shake Me - Santa Monica. (Latest copyright date, 1997.). ISBN: 0869471430. Our Book No: 14840. $20 AUD.
30. Garner, Helen (2006). Joe Cinque's Consolation: A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law. Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 329 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine faintly creased, gilt lettering front cover little rubbed, minor edgewear. In 1997, a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend after a dinner party at their house. Some of the dinner guests - mostly university students - had heard rumours of the plan, but nobody warned Joe Cinque. He died in his own bed of a massive drug overdose. His girlfriend and her best friend were charged with murder. Helen Garner followed the trials in the ACT Supreme Court. Compassionate but unflinching, this book probes the gap between ethics and the law, examines the helplessness of the courts in the face of what we think of as 'evil', and explores conscience, culpability, and the battered ideal of duty of care. It is a masterwork from one of Australia's greatest writers. ISBN: 0330421786. Our Book No: 4250. $15 AUD.
31. Garvin, Mal (1988). Us Aussies: The Fascinating History They Didn't Tell Us at School (Reprint ed). Sale, VIC: Hayzon. 175 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, pages toned as usual, minimal edgewear. This book shows that the Australian face is missing from our history. An intriguing new look at our history which puts us back into our story in a way that tells us who we are, and what we could be. The author has set up a Christian youth centre for troubled teenagers, which has now grown into the nationwide Fusion Australia. ISBN: 0731611772. Our Book No: 20956. $10 AUD.
32. Gourlay, Michael; Pedersen, Ian (foreword) (1999). William Henry Warren 1852 - 1926 [Australia's Great Engineers Monograph Series]. Sydney: Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering, University of Sydney. 66 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, blue boards (gilt title front & spine), black & white photos including frontispiece, top spine little rubbed, autograph (author's written dedication). This is the story of William Henry Warren, who was one of Australia's most influential engineering academics. Born in England in 1852 and educated in England and Ireland, he worked in Manchester before migrating to Australia in 1881. He established the Engineering School at the University of Sydney. He was responsible for the education of some of Australia's most well-known engineers, and researched the properties of engineering materials. He died in 1926, and was the longest serving professor at the University of Sydney - yet the only university degree he received was an honorary LLD from the University of Glasgow. ISBN: 1864872888. Our Book No: 29364. $25 AUD.
33. Gray, Tony (1996). Saint Patrick's People: A New Look at the Irish (1st ed). London: Little, Brown & Co. 241 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, few small edges tears), edges faintly foxed, small dent top edge rear cover, pages faintly toned. This book examines Ireland in its new capacity as a sophisticated, highly technological, committed member of the European Union. The book embraces also the Ulster settlers (Protestants), who however British they feel, are recognised straight away as Irish as soon as they set foot outside their own tiny statelet. The author has written a lively, informative and authoritative exploration of Ireland and the Irish. ISBN: 0316877123. Our Book No: 29341. $18 AUD.
34. Haigh, Gideon; Dundas, Ross (statistics) (2008). The Cricket War: The Inside Story of Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket: 30th Anniversary Edition (New ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 400 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. In 1977, a 39-year-old Sydney businessman named Kerry Packer signed 35 elite international players for his own televised "World Series". This book, now published with a new introduction and afterword, is the account of the split that changed the game on the field and on the screen. The book also gives a unique insight into the motives and methods of the tycoon who became Australia's richest man. ISBN: 9780522854756. Our Book No: 29344. $30 AUD.
35. Hamilton, Sue (2000). Early Buddhism: A New Approach the I of the Beholder (1st ed) [Curzon Critical Studies In Buddhism]. Richmond, Surrey: Curzon. 233 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top spine little rubbed, first few pages little creased, few creases & minor edge tears rear cover, minor edgewear. The focus is on the relationship between identity and perception in early Buddhism, drawing out and explaining the way they relate in terms of experience. The book will interest those working in the fields of Buddhist studies, and anyone who has a series interest in Buddhism. ISBN: 0700713573. Our Book No: 29355. $20 AUD.
36. Hardie, Sonia; Dobson, Nancy (illustrator) (1929). Story Time (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 86 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, maroon cloth covered boards, gilt drawing front cover, illustrated endpapers, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), minor foxing edges, gilt title faded spine, edges & corners covers little rubbed, top spine little chipped, few small marks front cover, endpapers & pages lightly toned, light foxing endpapers & some pages, front inner hinge split (pages firm), minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. A charming small book of stories for children, in the form of 85 Australian poems, and would keep any age busy for awhile. Every poem has an illustration that matches the words. Our Book No: 29343. $20 AUD.
37. Hartnett, Sonya; Masciullo, Lucia (illustrator) (2015). Come Down, Cat! (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, bottom corner tip front cover lightly creased. A children's picture story about Nicholas and his cat. Cat won't come down from the roof, and Nicholas wants her to come inside where she will be safe and warm. This is a story of bravery, friendship, and the things that we are capable of doing for those we treasure the most. Shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers. ISBN: 9780143506997. Our Book No: 29340. $15 AUD.
38. Healy, Karen (2012). Social Work Methods and Skills: The Essential Foundations of Practice (1st ed). Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave Macmillan. 257 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, tiny crush mark top edge front cover, minor edgewear corners. This book offers an original, comprehensive and systematic step-by-step discussion of social work practice. Written by a lecturer in Social Work at the University of Queensland, Australia. ISBN: 9780230575172. Our Book No: 29385. $30 AUD.
39. Heine, Tanya; Krumins, Gwendoline (illustrator) (1987). Koala Kapers: Keyboard Course for Young Australians: Book 4 [Allans Edition 1234]. Melbourne: Allans Publishing. 40 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. The fourth of 4 booklets that offer comprehensive keyboard skilld for beginners in the 4 to 6 age bracket. The course is designed primarily for group teaching. It si recommended that the teacher uses a sing as you play method of teaching. Contains some elementary sheet music. Our Book No: 17136. $20 AUD.
40. Henry, Stuart (1968). Stuart Henry's Complete Scales and Arpeggios for Pianoforte [Plate: W.H.P. & Co. 1473]. Sydney: W. H. Paling Pty Ltd. 36 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, stapled card cover (staples rusted), minor edgewear corners. (Copyright date, 1920s to 1930s, Trove. Modern reprint with decimal price, just after currency conversion in 1966.) Title page: "Henry's complete scales and arpeggios, containing all necessary scales and arpeggios and expressly prepared for examinations and gneral use of students of music". Contains 13 pieces of sheet music, including chromatic scales, major and minor common chords. Our Book No: 17137. $25 AUD.
41. Higgins Clark, Mary (2011). The Shadow of Your Smile (Reprint ed). London: Simon & Schuster. 319 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. This book is another thrilling mystery from the author. Olivia Morrow is 83 and she has failing health, she has to decide if she should expose a long-held family secret, or take it with her to her grave. What should she do? ISBN: 9781471139666. Our Book No: 29339. $15 AUD.
42. Hirsi Ali, Ayaan (2010). Nomad: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations (Reprint ed). Sydney: Fourth Estate. 277 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers lightly creased, top corner one page bent, minor edgewear, cover corners slightly bent. By the author of "Infidel". The author writes about the many turns her life took after breaking with her Somali family, and how hard it was to assimilate into Western society. A portrait of a family torn apart by the differences between Islam and Western values. Both also mainly a touching, uplifting and often humorous account the United States, after her move there from the Netherlands. ISBN: 9780732289775. Our Book No: 29345. $18 AUD.
43. Hodges, Andrew; Hofstadter, Douglas (foreword) (2014). Alan Turing, the Enigma: The Book that Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game" (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 736 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner rear cover little creased, minimal edgewear. This impressive biography of the founder of computer science, reissued with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. This is a story about mathematics, computers, cryptography, espionage and homosexual persecution. The author explores the inner and outer drama of the British scientist's little-known life. (Now a major new film starring Benedict Cumberbatch.). ISBN: 9781784700089. Our Book No: 17131. $15 AUD.
44. Holmes, Robert; Holmes, Margaret (illustrator) (2000). Lost and Found: The life of Jimmy James, Black Tracker. Port Lincoln, SA: Robert Holmes / The Printing Press. 98 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos & colour drawings, spine ends little bumped & scuffed, minor edgewear. This is the story of Jimmy James who was an Aboriginal tracker. This very special story is a compilation of oral history, personal reminiscences, newspaper articles, and a general knowledge of Aboriginal tribal life gathered from many books, formal records, and personal papers. He was a Pitjantjatjara Aborigine, and his tribal land covered hundreds of square kilometres of Central Australia and extended from south-west of Ernabella (near the Northern Territory border), down through the Great Victoria Desert to the Great Australian Bight and from the South Australian border through Maralinga, almost across to Port Augusta. He was known as the "Dreamtime Man of Gerard", and was always willing to help others. Our Book No: 29366. $32 AUD.
45. Holthouse, Hector (1999). Gympie Gold. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 209 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, light creases front cover, top corner front cover creased, minor foxing edges & inside covers & title page & last page, minor edgewear. The dramatic story of the gold rushes at Gympie, Queensland, starting with James Nash discovering gold in 1867. ISBN: 0207196931. Our Book No: 29371. $15 AUD.
46. Horsfall, Mary (2014). Australian Garden Rescue: Restoring a Damaged Garden. Melbourne, Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing. 243 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, bottom corner creased front cover, minor edgewear. This book explores how our harsh climate can damage gardens, including the effects of bushfires, floods, frost, storms and heatwaves. The well-illustrated book contains simple advice for gardeners repairing recent damage or getting stuck into neglected gardens. Pests, diseases and weeds are also looked at. A wonderful book for any gardener. ISBN: 9781486300006. Our Book No: 29362. $25 AUD.
47. Irving, Robert (2006). Paradise Purgatory Hell Hole: The Story of the Saunders Sandstone Quarries Pyrmont. Singapore: Media Masters. 105 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, glossy stiffened card covers (wide flaps), black & white & colour text-photos & drawings, tide marks bottom edge covers underneath flaps (previous water contact now dry), some edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication), book launch invitation card pasted on front free endpaper (with annotation). The story of the Saunders family who opened the Pyrmont sandstone quarries (nicknamed Paradise, Purgatory and Hell Hole) in inner Sydney over 150 years ago. There were three generations of Saunders quarrymen and the marvellous product of their labours was called 'yellowblock'. It was used in a host of fine buildings in Sydney and beyond (such as the QVB and Sydney University); it still connotes the image of a matchless traditional Australian building material. This book tells the story of the quarrymen, their lives and times, and the buildings they made. The chronology - a timeline relating Saunders family events, the buildings for which they supplied Pyrmont yellowblock sandstone, and some selected background events - is at the end of the book. The Saunders family at one time owned most of the properties in Pyrmont. (Annotation: the owner reports buying the book at the book launch.). ISBN: 9810559224. Our Book No: 23123. $20 AUD.
48. James, Owen (1982). An Introduction to Pan Pipes: An Instruction Book for the Beginner to Play by Graph or from Music Notation: Plus 16 Tunes to Play. London: EMI Music Publishing. 24 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, stapled card cover, minor edgewear. An instruction booklet for playing the pan pipes, including numerous sample "music graphs" (sheet music), eg. "London Bridge is Falling Down", and "Away in a Manger". Cover subtitle: "10 Note - E Flat: 12 Note - C: 15 Note - B Flat: 20 Note - G." Includes insert for E flat and B flat pipes, but insert for C & G pipes is MISSING. ISBN: 0861752759. Our Book No: 17154. $20 AUD.
49. Jeffreys, Ethne (2008). Welsh Australians: Their History and Achievements (1st ed). Talybont, Ceredigion: Y Lolfa Cyf. 96 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear. Reports on the contribution Welsh people have made in industry, media, education and the arts in Australia. ISBN: 9781847710734. Our Book No: 29333. $12 AUD.
50. Johns, R. K. (1963). Limestone, Dolomite and Magnesite Resources of South Australia [Geological Survey of South Australia Bulletin, no., 38]. Adelaide: Government Printer / Department of Mines, South Australia. 100 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, red cloth boards, black & white plates, figures (including three fold-out maps), pages lightly toned, cover edges little frayed, bottom corners covers & some pages little creased, sticker covers original price. This report has been prepared to collate the present knowledge on distribution, occurrence, accessibility and composition of these rocks and to put together all the relevant analytical data available, with appropriate references where they apply. The production, usage and distribution of limestone, dolomite and magnesite are described separately, through they are sometimes related and grade from one to another gradually or abruptly. There are many photos (plates) and figures to make this an easy to use book or add to an existing collection of similar books. Our Book No: 29367. $30 AUD.
51. Judd, Chris (2016). Inside: The Autobiography (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 394 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, top edge faintly toned, minimal edgewear. The author is one of Australian Rules football champions, having captained two of the greatest clubs in the league - the West Coast Eagles and Carlton. In this autobiography he gives a unique journey into the game, describing what's it like to get to the highest levels, to achieve the ultimate goal of your sport, and to experience heartache and failure that accompanies more than a decade of playing at the elite level. ISBN: 9781760294106. Our Book No: 29347. $20 AUD.
52. Kable, Paul; Whittaker, June (2007). Damned Rascals? A Chronicle of Henry and Susannah Kable 1764 - 1846 (1st ed). Sutton, NSW: Kable Pictorial. 171 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour plates, slight bump base spine, top corner tips covers & pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. This book is about Henry and Susannah Kable, and their experience of crime, punishment and transportation, followed by their marriage, brushes with the law, their employment, possessions and commerce. Their story is set in the time of early settlement of Sydney and the region. The authors have published their family history hoping that family members and anyone interested in early colonial history will gain enjoyment from these primary documents. The chronicle is a tribute to a remarkable couple who are their forebears. The many documents and photos (plates) help to bring this important part of our history to life. ISBN: 9780646480831. Our Book No: 29330. $100 AUD.
53. Kaplan, Robert M. (2011). The Exceptional Brain and How It Changed the World (reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 337 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos, pages faintly toned, slight dent & crease front cover, minor edgewear. Written by Australian forensic psychiatrist, writer and historian. The author looks at the brains of famous or notorious people who changed the course of history. He investigates the brains and behaviours of Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Adolf Hitler, Jack the Ripper, Arthur Inman (world's longest diarist), Woody Guthrie, Vaslav Nijinsky, Frida Kahlo, Jack Ruby, Howard Hughes and others. Some of the diseases and conditions that affected them are schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, hysteria, psychopathy, parkinsonism, hypergraphia and syphilis. ISBN: 9781742374444. Our Book No: 29359. $20 AUD.
54. Katz, Jon (2008). A Dog Year: Rescuing Devon, the Most Troublesome Dog in the World (Reprint ed). London: Ebury / Random House. 216 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. A moving and inspiring American story of love, compassion, and the incredibly rich and complex relationship between dogs and their humans. Devon went from a troubled pup to a well behaved dog, and the author finds that he changes as well as Devon. ISBN: 9780091925291. Our Book No: 29348. $10 AUD.
55. Kawaguchi, Yoko (2002). Serene Gardens: Creating Japanese Design and Detail in the Western Garden (1st ed). London: New Holland (UK). 144 pp. Paperback small wide quarto (with flaps), very good condition, colour photos (mostly full-page), few black & white drawings, top corner flyleaf lightly creased, minor edgewear. This very special book shows how the Japanese approach to design and detail can be adapted to create peaceful, contemplative gardens. This is the first book to show Western gardeners how to re-create Japanese garden design and detail in a tiny urban patio or back yard or a large country garden. Photos of beautiful, established Japanese-style gardens in Europe and the US are complemented by close-up details. This is a book to treasure and learn about a different way to design a garden. ISBN: 1859743080. Our Book No: 29358. $25 AUD.
56. Koch, Grace; Koch, Harold (translator) (1993). Kaytetye Country: An Aboriginal History of the Barrow Creek area (1st ed). Alice Springs: Institute for Aboriginal Development Publications. 140 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, maps, bottom corner front cover creased, spine little faded, white background covers little marked, minor edgewear, owner's written name. This book brings together for the first time the stories of the Kaytetye people (pronounced kat-ditch) of Central Australia, compiled and edited by Grace Koch. The Kayetye people live in the Barrow Creek Region near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. They tell their own stories, from the early days of travelling and living in the bush to the present day, living and working with white people. The stories are told with humour and honesty by the people who belong to Kaytetye Country. ISBN: 0949659703. Our Book No: 29361. $20 AUD.
57. Komarovski, Yaroslav (2015). Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience (1st ed). New York: Oxford University Press (OUP). 287 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, tables, printed on acid-free paper, minor edgewear. Argues that the Tibetan Buddhist interpretations of the realization of ultimate reality both contribute to and provide a challenge to contemporary interpretations of unmediated mystical experience. The author also compares Tibetan Geluk thinker Tsongkhapa and his major Sakya critic Gorampa's accounts of the realization of ultimate reality. ISBN: 9780190244903. Our Book No: 29369. $25 AUD.
58. Lanser, Edith (1948). Caroline Listens. Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. Unnum pp. Hardback oblong small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page single-colour drawings, minor edgewear, small shop sticker, non-author written dedication. A scarce Australian children's picture story. Hand-written text written in a large and variable font. The story of a small girl Caroline and her cocker spaniel Billy Boy. She sings songs based on everyday sounds around the house and garden. Muir 4097. ("Anthony Horderns, Famous for Books" sticker.). Our Book No: 17112. $85 AUD.
59. Le Morvan, Rev. Michael (1967). Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: Priest and Evolutionist (Reprint ed). London: Catholic Truth Society. 16 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, staples little rusted, little foxing inside rear cover, sticker. This tiny pamphlet is a brief biography of the French priest who devoted his life to scientific studies. Includes a summary and critique of his most important book "The Phenomenon of Man". Our Book No: 4251. $10 AUD.
60. Lee, Ida; Marriott, Mrs. Charles Bruce (real name) (1920). Captain Bligh's Second Voyage to the South Sea (1st ed). London: Longmans, Green & Co. 291 pp. Hardback, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, black & white plates, frontispiece portrait (no tissue guard), maps (some foldout), navy blue cloth cover (gilt spine lettering, spine & top edge front cover little faded), endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, bookplate. First edition. A report on Bligh's second voyage to the South Pacific (1791 - 1793) in search of breadfruit. Includes the discovery of the Fiji Islands. On the return voyage, the breadfruit were delivered to Jamaica in the West Indies to establish an industry there. (Contains all 17 plates, including frontispiece and 4 foldout maps. Bookplate of George P. Hamlin.). Our Book No: 17127. $60 AUD.
61. Lishmund, S. R.; Dawood, A. D.; Langley, W. V. (1986). The Limestone Deposits of New South Wales (2nd ed) [Geological Survey of New South Wales Mineral Resources Publication]. Sydney: Department of Mineral Resources. 373 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, black & white figures & text-photos, maps, corner tips covers & spine little creased, spine ends little bumped, covers little scratched, minimal foxing, base of spine slightly scuffed, rear cover lightly marked, minor edgewear. Second edition. This report is a summary of available geological information on the known limestone deposits of New South Wales. This report has revised, updated information on the stratigraphic and tectonic setting of the limestone deposits, and gives additional data on faunal assemblages, chemical analyses, and limestone resources. There are maps of the more important deposits, and the more important limestone-bearing regions. The photos have been taken by the authors during the course of this work. Our Book No: 29354. $40 AUD.
62. Lowenstein, Roger (2002). When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long Term Capital Management (Reprint ed). London: Fourth Estate. 264 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: "How one small bank created a trillion-dollar hole". A group of elite investors (including Nobel Prize winners) thought they could beat the market and create limitless wealth for themselves (based on mathematical algorithms), but they did not predict Russian stock market crash of 1998, and almost crashed the international banking system. ISBN: 1841155047. Our Book No: 17129. $12 AUD.
63. Macleod, Colin (1997). Patrol in the Dreamtime. Melbourne: Mandarin / Reed Books. 254 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front cover little scuffed, crease front cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Life as a patrol officer in the Northern Territory at a time when Aboriginal people had few rights. ISBN: 1863305483. Our Book No: 29386. $14 AUD.
64. Marozzi, Justin (2009). The Man who Invented History: Travels withe Herodotus. London: John Murray. 333 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine lightly creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Herodotus is known as the father of history, but he was much more than that. He was also the world's first travel writer, a pioneering geographer, anthropologist, explorer, moralist, tireless investigative reporter and enlightened multiculturalist before the word existed. In his masterpiece "The Histories", tall stories of dog-headed men, gold-digging ants and flying snakes jostle for space within a mesmerising narrative of the Persian Wars, from which Greece emerged triumphant in 5BC to give birth to Western civilisation. Marozzi travels in the path of Herodotus through Greece, Turkey, Egypt and war-torn Iraq. ISBN: 9780719567131. Our Book No: 17149. $12 AUD.
65. Maynard, John; Lycett, Joseph (artist) (2014). True Light and Shade: An Aboriginal Perspective of Joseph Lycett's Art (1st ed). Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 168 pp. Paperback large wide quarto (with flaps), very good condition, colour illustrations (reproductions), tiny dent front cover, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The author is a Worima man from the Newcastle region of New South Wales. This special book is filled with beautiful images by convict artist Joseph Lycett. The images capture Aboriginal cultural practice and connection to place. Joseph Lycett encompasses land management, hunting and gathering practices, interactions with Europeans, family life, dances, funeral rituals, and punishment. The author uses his own knowledge and insight for his exploration of the drawings, and adds this insight to the fascinating story of Lycett. ISBN: 9780642277084. Our Book No: 29381. $40 AUD.
66. McAfee, Robert J.; Dawes, Lt. William (1978). Dawes's Meteorological Journal [Bureau of Meteorology Historical Note, no 2]. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS). 30 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, card cover, single-colour text-photos & drawings & maps, minimal edgewear, microfiche in rear pocket, bookplate. In 1977, a journal by Lieutenant William Dawes was discovered, which records the first systematic Australian meteorological records (1788 to 1791) in the new Sydney settlement. A complete microfiche copy of the journal is in the rear pocket. (Bookplate of Victor Crittenden, Canberra book publisher.). ISBN: 0642016852. Our Book No: 17148. $30 AUD.
67. Mitchell, Jean; Mitchell, Nancy (1992). A Mitchell Family on the Hawkesbury River. Gerringong, NSW: Jean Mitchell / Leader Printery Pty Ltd. 118 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), black & white text-photos, maps, light creases & scratches covers & corners. This book commemorates the arrival of John and Jane Mitchell 7th January, 1842. The Mitchell family sailed from Liverpool, England on the "Marchioness of Bute" on 12th September, 1841 the voyage took 118 days. The author and her cousin, Nancy have done a lot of research to bring the Mitchell family history to print. The book records what little is known of the Mitchell family life in England and here in Australia. A map of the counties of England & Wales and a map of Hawkesbury are included. ISBN: 0646062484. Our Book No: 29332. $60 AUD.
68. Montford, A. W. (2010). The Hockey Stick Illusion: Climategate and the Corruption of Science (1st ed) [Independent Minds]. London: Stacey International. 482 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good condition, figures, spine lightly creased. A skeptical book about Steve McIntyre's attempts to reproduce Michael Mann's Hockey Stick graph, the most famous finding in support of climate change (global warming). This lead to a congressional inquiry. A remarkable tale of alleged scientific misconduct and amateur sleuthing. Explains the complex science of this most controversial of temperature reconstructions in layperson's language, and lays bare the remarkable extent to which climatologists are said to be willing to break their own rules. ISBN: 9781906768355. Our Book No: 15764. $20 AUD.
69. Moody, Mary; Cole, Vivienne (photos) (2005). Lunch with Madame Murat: Food of Love in a French Village (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 115 pp. Paperback small quarto (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos (some full-page), front cover & few pages corner tips lightly creased, covers little rubbed, minor edgewear. In this beautiful book, illustrated with over 200 photos, Mary writes about Madame Murat's, the small family restaurant run by Jeanne Murat in the village of Pomarede, France. Part travelogue, part history, part culinary adventure, this book is a captivating look at the region, and a visual journey through the riches of life and food in rural France. ISBN: 1405036982. Our Book No: 22641. $20 AUD.
70. Morri, Mark (2016). Remembering Anita Cobby: The Case, the Husband, the Aftermath - 30 Years On (1st ed). Sydney: Ebury / Random House. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. The story of the short, good life and brutal death of Anita Cobby in Sydney. This is the story told to the author by John, the husband of Anita, who opens up, recounting how he and Anita fell in love, travelled the world, and even now he believes they are soulmates. The author weaves in chilling material from the autopsy police files, and interviews with the detectives who hunted down the killers. ISBN: 9781925324150. Our Book No: 29349. $18 AUD.
71. Muir, Barry R. (1998). Jack Howe: The Man and the Legend (4th or 5th ed). Blackall, QLD: B. & J. Muir / Stop Press Print. 111 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos (most full-page), frontispiece, minor edgewear. This is the story of the legendary blade shearer, Jack Howe (1861 - 1920), who lived in Queensland's most turbulent period in history, which includes the formation of Unionism, the labor party, and the big 1891 and 1894 Shearer's Strikes which came close to civil war. Jack Howe set an unbeatable blade-shearing record, became a publican, a grazier, and sold Model T Fords from his Universal Hotel. He and his wife Victoria, brought up eight of their ten children in a very harsh environment. One hundred years on Jack can still be remembered with intrigue and fascination. ISBN: 0958580014. Our Book No: 29350. $15 AUD.
72. Mumbulla, Percy; Robinson, Roland; Bancroft, Bronwyn (illustrator) (1997). Minah: A Poem in Four Parts. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, corners. This children's picture story was originally told to Roland Robinson, who was great admirer of Percy Mumbulla's Aboriginal stories. This is the first publication of Percy's work in many years (from the Yuin people, southcoast New South Wales) . The beautiful and emotional illustrations give an insight into Aboriginal family life and puts a new perspective on this well-known poem. Suitable for older children. ISBN: 0207191697. Our Book No: 29384. $10 AUD.
73. Nile, Richard (2002). The Making of the Australian Literary Imagination. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 315 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, spine ends lightly rubbed, corner tips covers lightly creased, pages lightly toned, as usual, minor edgewear. This controversial book moves from literary London to the fascinating Australian bookshops, looks at Angus & Robertson and and interrogates the politics of reputation. Censorship and patronage, paperback heros and the able-bodied writer, cinema and literature are also examined to reveal the creativity and surprises of Australian literature. ISBN: 0702231657. Our Book No: 29380. $18 AUD.
74. Ohler, Norman (2016). Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany (1st ed). London: Allen Lane / Penguin Books. 360 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket). First edition. The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as this gripping bestseller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940. The promiscuous use of drugs at the very highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making, with Hitler and his entourage taking refuge in potentially lethal cocktails of stimulants administered by the physician Dr Morell as the war turned against Germany. While drugs cannot explain everything, they do change our understanding of it. A crucial missing piece of the story. ISBN: 9780241256992. Our Book No: 17156. $27 AUD.
75. Paterson, A. B. (Banjo); Hannay, Lorraine (illustrator) (1986). The Cat (1st ed). Sydney, Dee Why: Lansdowne Press. 31 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (spine faded), base spine little rubbed. This gently humorous classic story by the great colonial Australian poet reveals the secret life of the domestic cat. The special illustrations in this edition make the cat come to life. ISBN: 070181960X. Our Book No: 29331. $18 AUD.
76. Paviour, Paul (No Date). Make a Note of This: Book 2: Little Pieces for Little Fingers. Sydney: James Music Pty Ltd. 12 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover (stapled), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Sheet music for children, intending to develop certain characteristics of piano technique and, as such, they need not to be studied in chronological order. Fingering has been kept to a minimum. Tempos are only approximate. Our Book No: 17130. $15 AUD.
77. Perry, Roland (2012). Bill the Bastard: The Story of Australia's Greatest War Horse (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 274 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of a special horse whose name was a term of endearment rather than an insult. No one could ride him but one man - Major Michael Shanahan. They shared a bond, and Bill saved the Major and four of his men on one occasion. Bill became a legend, a symbol of the courage and unbreakable will of the Anzacs in the Middle east. ISBN: 9781760290092. Our Book No: 29352. $30 AUD.
78. Polkinghorne, John (1993). Religion and Current Science [Occasional Lecture Series]. Sydney, Kensington: New College, University of New South Wales (UNSW). 20 pp. Paperback, very good condition, stapled card cover (staples rusted), front cover little creased, minor edgewear. An attempt to reconcile religion and science, with emphasis on quantum mechanics, by the British physicist (Cambridge University) and Anglican priest. Our Book No: 4254. $10 AUD.
79. Ramslande, John (1986). Children of the Backlanes: Destitute and Neglected Children in Colonial New South Wales. Sydney, Kensington: New South Wales University Press (NSWUP). 249 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, black & white text-photos, illustrated endpapers, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear). This is the story of the children from the First Fleet when it landed in Sydney Cove, in 1788, and how they became neglected and destitute. The author examines both the history of the various movements to rescue the children of New South Wales, and the controversies which surrounded the ideological goals and the methods of the schemes. This book is a valuable contribution to the history of an important part of Australia's history. ISBN: 0868403695. Our Book No: 29368. $40 AUD.
80. Reynolds, Henry (2016). Unnecessary Wars (1st ed). Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 266 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Examines Australia's debate about war and peace, nation and empire, and how the Boer War (1899 - 1902) set in motion what is now taken for granted. He suggests that we need to consider Australia's involvement in unnecessary wars and how they have been regarded and remembered. ISBN: 9781742234809. Our Book No: 29356. $25 AUD.
81. Rose, Ronald; Rhine, J. B. (foreword) (1957). Living Magic: The Realities Underlying the Psychical Practices and Beliefs of Australian Aborigines. New York: Rand McNally. 240 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), appendices, edges toned & little foxed, jacket creased (small edge pieces missing, edgewear), tape marks endpapers, tick mark front flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A pioneering investigation into the magical and paranormal beliefs and experiences of Australian Aborigines. Modern parapsychological tests reveals the roles played by ESP, telepathy, hypnotism, psychokinesis, and suggestion in Aboriginal magic. Our Book No: 4247. $20 AUD.
82. Ross, Michael (1978). Bougainville: A Biography (1st ed). London: Gordon & Cremonesi. 167 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) & black & cream illustrations, frontispiece, small scuff rear cover jacket (few tiny scratches, minor edgewear), faint foxing top edge. This biography is about Louis Antoine de Bougainville, the French explorer who was famous for his journey round the world, and particularly for his visit to Tahiti. He was a versatile man and had a fascinating life. He confronted George Washington at Fort Necessity, was second in command to Montcalm during the Seven Years War, wrote a treatise on integral calculus at the age of 24, and led one of the most exciting and valuable scientific expeditions around the world. He is associated with the thorny climbing plant known as Bougainvillea, including its discovery and importation into Europe and America. ISBN: 0860330591. Our Book No: 29336. $30 AUD.
83. Rowley, Alec (1944). Twelve Little Fantasy Studies for the First Year: Op. 13 (Modern reprint ed) [For the Pianoforte: PAB-353: Plate S.2750]. New York: Boosey & Hawkes. 20 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, stapled card cover, minor edgewear corners. Twelve pieces for juveniles: A scamper over the hills - Up hill, down dale - Study in C - The little stream - Song without words - Impatience - A little duet - Confidence - Pleading - Morning canter - Contemplation - March. Our Book No: 17134. $15 AUD.
84. Scheunemann, Frauke; Frisch, Shelley (translator) (2012). Puppy Love: A Story of Love, Life, and the Best Friend a Girl Could Ever Have (1st English ed). London: Corvus / Atlantic Books. 297 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, small biro mark fore-edge. Bestselling novel, set in Germany, about a beautiful little dachshund mix named Hercules, who wants to find the perfect man for his much loved mistress, Caroline who has terrible taste in men. Hercules tells the story from his point of view, which makes this a delightful and funny book for anyone who likes dogs. ISBN: 9780857893147. Our Book No: 29351. $15 AUD.
85. Simpson, J. (1966). Simpsons Complete Scale and Arpeggio Manual for the Pianoforte [Simpson's Complete Scale Manual for the Pianoforte: Plate 42]. Sydney: J. Albert & Son. 42 pp. Paperback folio, stapled pamphlet, good plus condition, red card cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp, some pencil annotation (biro rear cover corner). (Published about 1966, contains both imperial and decimal prices.) With continental fingering. Published by special arrangement with Francis, Day & Hunter, London. The scales and arpeggios are arranged in a convenient form to memorise. The major and minor (harmonic and melodic) scales in each key are printed on one and the same page, with the corresponding arpeggios on the opposite page. Advanced aural testing on page 42. Our Book No: 13838. $25 AUD.
86. Sternberg, Robert J. (2003). Wisdom, Intelligence, and Creativity Synthesized (1st ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 227 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, tables, minor edgewear jacket, minimal annotation. The author critically reviews and summarizes the best research available on human intelligence. He argues that any serious understanding of intelligence must go beyond the standard paper-and-pencil tests currently in use. This book will interest psychologists, cognitive scientists, educators, researchers and anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating research. ISBN: 0521802385. Our Book No: 29363. $30 AUD.
87. Stevens, Stan (1976). The Hawkesbury Scene. Windsor, NSW: Hawkesbury Press Pty Ltd. 98 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, good plus condition, black & white text-photos, map, minor creasing & scratches & foxing covers, light foxing title page & inside covers, spine creased (edge little rubbed), minor edgewear. The many photos of this unique area show some aspects of contemporary Hawkesbury life, and the important links with the past which make this a rich historical area. A wonderful way to learn about this fascinating part of New South Wales, just northwest of Sydney. Our Book No: 29337. $15 AUD.
88. Struchkov, Anton (editor); Kuleshova, Julia (editor) (2005). Facets of Grassland Restoration: Selected Papers from the International Field Seminar Held at the Galichya Gora Nature Reserve (Russia), 16 - 22 June 2003 (1st ed). Moscow: Biodiversity Conservation Centre. 266 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, black & white text-photos, tiny scuff spine, minimal edgewear. This book has 18 selected papers from the International field seminar on grassland restoration, held in 2003, based on the Galichya Gora Nature Reserve (Lipetsk province, Russia). The contributions are from nine different countries, looking at the multiple issues involved in grassland restoration efforts in various parts of the world. The authors provide a wide array of conceptual and practical tools useful for the improvement of grassland restoration projects. The book is aimed at practitioners and students involved with the restoration projects with a view to making the projects more efficient, effective and dynamic. ISBN: 5936990559. Our Book No: 29372. $40 AUD.
89. Sweet, Melissa (2006). Inside Madness: How One Woman's Passionate Drive to Reform the Mental Health System Ended in Tragedy (1st ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 334 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. On 14 October 2002, Margaret Tobin, director of South Australia's mental health services, was shot four times in an execution-style shooting in her Adelaide office building. A deregistered psychiatrist, Dr Jean Eric Gassy, who had worked under Tobin in Sydney in the early 1990s, was charged with her murder. This book provides disturbing insights into mental health in Australia. ISBN: 1405037083. Our Book No: 21561. $20 AUD.
90. Tatrai, Olga (1994). Wind & Watermills in Old Parramatta. Sydney, Oatlands: Olga Tatrai. 108 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map front endpaper, top edge front cover creased, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). This story reflects the struggles of the early settlers to obtain their daily bread. They battled on and overcame their many failures and difficulties. This very special self-published book with the many photos of historic Parramatta (Sydney, Australia) gives them a place in history. ISBN: 0646177281. Our Book No: 22615. $20 AUD.
91. Tillett, Gregory; French, Brendan (2007). Resolving Conflict: A Practical Approach (3rd, reprint ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 342 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few figures, minimal edgewear & creasing. Third edition. The first author teaches dispute resolution at the University of Western Sydney. This book explores a wide range of human conflict and offers basic principles and practical strategies for a problem-solving approach. An informed, critical and reflective approach to conflict resolution, including numerous case studies, and dispute-resolving interviewing techniques. ISBN: 9780195517538. Our Book No: 17132. $30 AUD.
92. Tunbridge, Dorothy (1988). Flinders Ranges Dreaming (1st ed). Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 177 pp. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good condition, colour text-photos (many full-page), maps, light foxing endpapers & edges & minimally some pages, corner tips covers & some pages little creased, front hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear. A comprehensive collection of the traditional stories of the Adnyamathanha people of the Northern Flinders Ranges and adjacent plains. There are over fifty stories and as many photos and maps. Initiated by the Adnyamathanha young people who feared that they were in danger of losing their stories forever. This book is not only the Adnyamathanha peoples' Dreaming Book, but also a manual for anyone interested in Aboriginal culture, a guide to important (non-secret) Flinders Ranges Aboriginal heritage, a handbook for educators and conservationists, and a travel guide for visitors who want to experience the Ranges in an exciting and meaningful way by following the paths of the ancestors of the Dreaming. ISBN: 0855751932. Our Book No: 29360. $50 AUD.
93. Twain, Mark; Goodwin, Will (illustrator) & Watson, Don (introduction) (2006). The Wayward Tourist: Mark Twain's Adventures in Australia (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 189 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. The famous American novelist Mark Twain describes his adventures in Australia during his lecture tour in 1895. Extracted from his book "Following the Equator" (1897), and here introduced by Australian wordsmith Don Watson. He recounts his impressions of Sydney ('God made the Harbour, but Satan made Sydney') and his view of Australian history (' it reads like the most beautiful lies'), with much lamenting about his carbuncle. ISBN: 0522853129. Our Book No: 25814. $30 AUD.
94. von Franz, Marie-Louise (1996). The Interpretation of Fairy Tales (Revised ed) [C. G. Jung Foundation book]. Boston: Shambhala. 208 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Of all mythological literature, fairy tales are the simplest and purest expressions of the collective unconscious. This revised edition was originally published in 1970 as "An Introduction to the Interpretation of Fairy Tales", and is based on lectures given to the C. G. Jung Institute. Describes how to analyse fairy tales. Includes detailed discussion of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Three Feathers" (a Grimm tale). Discusses motifs related to Jung's concept of the shadow, the anima and the animus. ISBN: 0877735263. Our Book No: 14646. $20 AUD.
95. Wallace, Ivy L. (2001). Pookie and His Shop (New, revised ed). London: HarperCollins. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (mostly full-page), top corner front cover creased, few tiny specks inside front cover & first page, minor edgewear corners. Classic children's picture story. The goblins have disappeared and no longer run their market. So, Pookie (the rabbit with wings) sets up his own shop to sell the produce from his garden. (Originally published, 1963.). ISBN: 0006647324. Our Book No: 29374. $30 AUD.
96. White, James (1983). Cooloolooghinni. Terrigal, NSW: Mundigee. Unnum 108 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, edges jacket lightly foxed, autograph (author's written name), owner's written name & details. (No 276 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) Autobiography of a jackaroo (jackeroo) in the Northern Territory and outback Queensland (Barclay Tableland, later named Mount Isa) during the years 1932 - 1936. Some of the text is expressed as poetry. ISBN: 0959263306. Our Book No: 11988. $15 AUD.
97. Whiticker, Michael (1983). Boinko the Billio and Other Children's Pieces for Piano [Allans Edition, no. 9620: Plate: B.9620]. Melbourne: Allans Music Australia. 12 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, card cover, autograph (author's written & dated dedication), minor pencil annotation. The Australian composer was born in Gundagai, and has a degree from the NSW State Conservatorium of Music. Eleven pieces of sheet music: Boinko the billio - Speckled grasshoppers - Aliatan - Wien - Gliding - Blowering - Liu liex - Canonus littlus - Arles - Yellowin valley - Girls and trogs go out to play. Our Book No: 17140. $20 AUD.
98. Wise, Tigger (1985). The Self-Made Anthropologist: The Life of A. P. Elkin. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 286 pp. hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Biography of Australia's first professor of anthropology (University of Sydney). Taken from unpublished letters, diaries and documents, interviews with friends and foes, and many other sources, this fast-moving biography presents a compelling portrait of the real Elkin. ISBN: 0868617903. Our Book No: 17125. $30 AUD.
99. Worden, J. William; Parkes, Colin Murray (foreword) (1988). Grief Counselling and Grief Therapy (Reprint ed) [Social Science Paperbacks]. London: Routledge. 146 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, top edge faintly foxed. Reprint of the earliest edition of this classic textbook on grief. Describes the mechanisms of grief, the procedures for helping the bereaved to accomplish "the tasks of mourning" and move through the process of normal grieving. ISBN: 0415029236. Our Book No: 4243. $15 AUD.
100. Wynhausen, Elizabeth (2005). Dirt Cheap: Life at the Wrong End of the Job Market. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine faintly creased, edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear. The Australian journalist gives her account of the year she spent, going undercover, to work as factory hand, checkout worker, kitchen hand and cleaner, and attempting to live on her meagre earnings. This is the inside story of what it's like to work long hours on a production line, sorting and packing eggs, stacking dishwashers in a hotel kitchen during the day and cleaning an office at night for $13 an hour. Caustic, courageous and often funny, this book is a unique view of society. ISBN: 1405036443. Our Book No: 22479. $15 AUD.