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1. Abagnale, Frank W. (2001). The Art of the Steal: How to Protect Yourself and Your Business from Fraud. Sydney: Bantam Books. 225 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, figures, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The world famous con artist and bestselling author of "Catch Me If You Can" reveals the tricks of the scam trade - with advice that has made him one of the world's most sought-after fraud prevention experts. ISBN: 1863253327. Our Book No: 20933. $10 AUD.
2. Abagnale, Frank W.; Redding, Stan (2002). Catch Me if You Can: The Amazing True Story of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit! (The True Story of a Real Fake) (Movie tie-in ed). Sydney: Bantam Books. 293 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, crease front cover along spine, sticker residue, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Autobiography of the notorious American con man, impostor and escape artist. Now a major film starring Leonardo diCaprio and Tom Hanks. ISBN: 1863253920. Our Book No: 20853. $10 AUD.
3. Abbott, Joyce (1955). Playabout: A Picture-Story Reader (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, illustrated flexible card covers, black & single-colour drawings, edge tears some pages, spine scuffed (school tape removed), staples rusted, minor edgewear corners. A charming picture story (school reader) about the traditional adventures of two Aboriginal children named Arua and Tidja in the bush. The easy-to-read text and the delightful 60 drawings will appeal to any age. (1 of 2 copies available.). Our Book No: 29111. $20 AUD.
4. Allan (1957). Polkas of Vienna: Galops etc. [Plate B.5922]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 48 pp. Paperback small folio, good condition, spine torn (pages firm), rust stripe rear cover, pages lightly toned, some edgewear. (Copyright, 1958.) Sheet music, arranged for piano, including popular favourites by Lumbye, Smetana, Strauss, Wallerstein. Includes polka, galop, scherzo, polka francaise, schnell (quick) polka. The 18 pieces are: Annen - Bartered bride - Champagne - Chit chat - Figaro - High spirits - Jenny Lind's favourite - Jolly good advice - leichtes blut - Lust'ger rath - perpetuum mobile - Perpetual motion - Pizzicato polka - Thunder and lightning - Tik tak - Tritsch tratsch - Unter donner und blitz - Violetta. Our Book No: 17160. $15 AUD.
5. Arnold, Ken (1993). More Australian Tins Valuation Guide [Crown Series]. Golden Square, Bendigo, VIC: Crown Castleton. 64 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, many black & white text-photos, top edge little creased. A second guide to a wide variety of old tin cans (a new collection), such as those used for storing tea, tobacco and biscuits - including estimated dollar values. ISBN: 1875342052. Our Book No: 4256. $15 AUD.
6. Barkley-Jack, Jan (2009). Hawkesbury Settlement Revealed: A New Look at Australia's Third Mainland Settlement 1793 - 1802. Dural, NSW: Rosenberg Publishing. 488 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour text-photos, spine jacket little faded, some edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Exciting new evidence about Australia's beginnings, in particular the third mainland settlement on the Hawkesbury River, northwest of Sydney. Tackles controversial themes, including the meeting of European and Indigenous cultures, and delves into the local results of the influence of the French Revolution. The popular myth of military supremacy is debunked, particularly with the patterns of land granting in the district. Acting Governor Grove deliberately promoted the Hawkesbury to be a low socioeconomic area. There is a specififocus on women, highlighting their roles that extended far beyond domesticity. At least 11 women at Hawkesbury between 1797 and 1802 were granted their own title to land, and eight of these were ex-convicts. ISBN: 9781877058882. Our Book No: 17175. $30 AUD.
7. Barry, Bernice (2016). Georgiana Molloy, the Mind that Shines: A Biography of One of Australia's First Female Botanical Collectors. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 336 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, black & white text-illustrations, cover corner tips little creased. This well-researched biography is the story of Georgiana Molloy, one of Australia's first internationally successful female botanists. The pioneering botanist and her husband emigrated from Britain to Western Australia among the first group of European settlers to the remote southwest. Entirely self-taught, she gathered specimens of indigenous flora from Augusta to Busselton that are now held in some of the world's leading herbarium collections. Using Georgiana's own writings and notes, accompanied by stunning full-colour pictures of the plants, she writes about a resilient, independent woman of strong values, and her appreciation and delight of the landscape around her that became her salvation and her legacy. ISBN: 9781743549148. Our Book No: 29433. $30 AUD.
8. Baxter, Carol (2011). Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady: The True Story of Bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 364 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, pages faintly toned, corners & fore-edge rear cover (& last few pages) little creased, minor edgewear. The true account of Captain Thunderbolt, or Frederick Ward (1836 - 1870) and Mary Ann Bugg. Intelligent and beautiful, Mary Ann Bugg dressed as a man, rode like a man, and helped keep Thunderbolt ahead of the troopers and trackers intent on pursuing him to the end. These two bushrangers defied social conventions for freedom. This is a fresh retelling of one of Australia's greatest bushranging stories. ISBN: 9781742372877. Our Book No: 29400. $20 AUD.
9. Beer, Maggie (1997). Maggie's Orchard. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 330 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flap), very good condition, black & white vignettes, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). Maggie Beer is one of Australia's best-known food personalities. Apart from writing books, she devotes her time to her export kitchen in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, which produces a wide range of pantry items for domestic and international markets. These include her famous pate, verjuice, quince paste and an ice-cream range. She was co-host of the weekly program "The Cook and the Chef" on ABC-TV from 2005 to 2009, She was Senior Australian of the year in 2010 for inspiring Australians to use and enjoy local produce. ISBN: 0670867918. Our Book No: 4257. $25 AUD.
10. Bishop, Catherine (2015). Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 302 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, maps, faint foxing edges, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. About the entrepreneurial businesswomen who were an important part of colonial Sydney. There were milliners and dressmakers, ironmongers, booksellers, publicans, boarding-house keepers, butchers, taxidermists, schoolteachers, and ginger-beer manufacturers. The women were visible to their contemporaries but have been lost to history. The author brings their stories to life, with fascinating details of their successes and failures, their determination and wilfulness, their achievements and tragedies. A great way to learn about early Australian history. ISBN: 9781742234328. Our Book No: 29398. $30 AUD.
11. Black, Lindsay (1942). Cylcons: The Mystery Stones of the Darling River Valley. [Leeton, NSW]: Lindsay Black. 104 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, black & white photos, maps, top spine bumped, some edgewear. Analysis of 254 cylindro-conical stones, most in the authors' collection, classified according to district. Includes photographs of 99 stones, with detailed descriptive captions. Use and significance to Aborigines: gives various theories, and possible ceremonial significance. Detailed description of stones from Tilpa district, Wilcannia, Menindee, Louth, Paroo River, Barrier district, and Ivanhoe. Maps show localities in NT, Qld, SA and NSW. Our Book No: 17165. $100 AUD.
12. Bleszynski, Nick; Morant, Harry (Breaker) (subject) (2002). Shoot Straight, You Bastards! The Truth Behind the Killing of Breaker Morant (Reprint ed). Sydney: Random House. 386 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear, old price marks. Murder or justice? This question has still been fiercely debated a century after Lieutenants Harry Morant and Peter Hancock were executed outside Pretoria at dawn on 27 February 1902, by a British military firing squad. They were found guilty of murdering Boer prisoners, but claimed they were received orders from Lord Kitchener to "take no prisoners". In every war there is a character like Morant - a buck jumper, bush balladeer and rebellious spirit who ends up on the wrong side of the "great cause". The lies and the civic and political skulduggery that lay behind his executions are exposed here for the first time. ISBN: 174051081X. Our Book No: 11246. $15 AUD.
13. Bromby, Robin (1989). Unlocking the Land: The Saga of Farming in Australia (New ed). Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 168 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, corner tips covers little scuffed, spine little faded, light toning inside covers, light foxing edges, minor edges. About the history of farming in Australia since settlement. The difficulties faced by the early settlers in a hot, dry and often infertile land are described. Droughts, shearer's strikes, and campaigns to keep the Kanakas in the cane fields are all discussed. An interesting book for anyone wanting to learn about early farming. ISBN: 085091356X. Our Book No: 29392. $15 AUD.
14. Brown, Warren (2015). Lasseter's Gold (The Mystery of Harold Lasseter and His Fabulously Rich Gold Reef in the Central Australian Desert). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. When Harold Bell Lasseter disappeared in 1930 it could have been the end of a mystery. Thirty-three years earlier he had staggered out of the desert, almost dead, his pockets bulging with gold, claiming to have found a 15-kilometre gold reef. The mystery deepened when he and a surveyor returned to the isolated and mysterious ranges where the reef was supposed to be located. It became legendary when the largest inland expedition since Burke and Wills was launched. Vividly recreates the drama of the search - the characters, the fights, the soaring temperatures, the impossible terrain, the plane crash, the pistol-carrying dingo-skinner who appeared out of nowhere. And who was Lasseter? A one-time sailor, a bigamist, a man who claimed John Bradfield stole his plans for a single-span bridge to cross Sydney Harbour - was he also a very good liar? The gripping story of an outback legend. Is it just a myth, a fraud - or is there really a massive gold reef out there? ISBN: 9780733631603. Our Book No: 17055. $20 AUD.
15. Burgmann, Meredith (editor) (2014). Dirty Secrets: Our ASIO Files. Sydney, Kensington: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 464 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Essays by 28 well-known Australians - mavericks, activists, movers and shakers - reflect on their own ASIO files, as recently declassified by Australia's internal spy agency. Includes Phillip Adams, Tim Anderson, Wendy Bacon, Peter Cundall, Clive Evatt, Gary Foley, Frank Hardy, Michael Kirby, David Stratton, Anne Summers. ISBN: 9781742231402. Our Book No: 17158. $25 AUD.
16. Butler, Richard (1983). Eureka Stockade. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 185 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, endpaper map, edges slightly foxed, pages faintly toned as usual, edgewear. The story of the celebrated rebellion of gold miners at Ballarat in Victoria in 1854, lead by Irish-born miner Peter Lalor. ISBN: 0207146462. Our Book No: 7911. $15 AUD.
17. Carnegie, David W. (1973). Spinifex and Sand: A Narrative of Five Years Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia (Facsimile ed) [Penguin Colonial Facsimiles]. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 454 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), pages faintly toned, as usual, spine faintly faded as usual. By English engineer who rushed to the new Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie goldfields, and then spent his earnings on pioneer expeditions into and near the great unexplored Victoria Desert. One of the best descriptions of colonial goldfields and interior exploration, originally published in 1898. He died in Nigeria from a poisoned arrow at only age 29. ISBN: 0140700366. Our Book No: 17162. $17 AUD.
18. Carroll, Alison (1986). Barbara Hanrahan, Printmaker. Adelaide, Netley: Wakefield Press. 108 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour illustrations (reproductions), laminate coating peeling top spine, spine ends little rubbed, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. About the prints created by the South Australian artist and writer (1939 - 1991). This book reproduces a small proportion of her prints made since 1960. The selection focuses on the major themes and images as well as on the physical explorations of her work. Also traces the three clearest periods of Hanrahan's prints: her early development, her first major phase of printmaking from 1963 until 1967, and her second period since 1975. ISBN: 0949268429. Our Book No: 29396. $30 AUD.
19. Chanin, Eileen (2013). Limbang Rebellion: 7 Days in December 1962. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 247 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, edges faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book is about the surprise rebel uprising in northern Borneo (Sarawak / Brunei), in early December 1962. The author has combined research and eyewitness accounts to tell what it was like to be put into this intense and unexpected conflict in which hostages were taken and threatened with execution. The book describes the involvement of the Royal Marines under Captain Jeremy Moore, MC, and the rescue mission he led under challenging circumstances. ISBN: 9781742233963. Our Book No: 29388. $20 AUD.
20. Cohen, David (2009). The Escape of Sigmund Freud. London: J. R. Books. 242 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A month after the Nazis took over Austria in March 1938, every business owned by Jews had a Nazi appointed to run it. For 82-year-old Sigmund Freud, the world's leading psychoanalyst, the appointed man was chemist Anton Sauerwald. Sauerwald was in a position to seal Freud's fate, but chose to hide incriminating information from his superiors. Cohen reveals the dramatic saga behind the signing of Freud's exit visa and his eventual escape to London via Paris, and how Sauerwald was saved from the Nazi war trials in 1947 by the intervention of Anna Freud. ISBN: 9781906779238. Our Book No: 17164. $15 AUD.
21. Collins, David; Shillinglaw, J. J. (introduction) (1984). General and Garrison Orders of Port Phillip [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 105 + 8 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering, slightly faded), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, two portraits tipped in (including frontispiece), in cardboard slipcase, copy 2. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies. Publishers catalogue at rear.) This facsimile edition was originally issued as Parliamentary Paper No. 15, titled "Port Phillip. First Survey and Settlement Of", and published the following year in 8vo format as "Historical Records of Port Phillip: the First Annals of the Colony of Victoria". ISBN: 0909174415. Our Book No: 12784A. $120 AUD.
22. Coulson, Helen (1985). Paddle Steamer Adelaide: Re-Commissioned by their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales 29th October, 1985 as part of Victoria's 150th Anniversary Celebrations (1st ed). Wangaratta, VIC: McCabe Prints. 64 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos & drawings, map, edges lightly foxed, front cover corner tips lightly bent, bottom corner rear cover creased, spine little faded, spine ends little rubbed, base of spine slightly scuffed. This is the fascinating story of the oldest paddle steamer in the world. The Adelaide, built at Echuca, was launched on 21st July 1866. This charming old boat spent most of her working life of 90 years as a logging boat on the Murray and Darling Rivers. Today, she is the second oldest "going" paddle steamer in the world. The many photos bring this important story of the history of this hard working steamer to life. ISBN: 0959618740. Our Book No: 29389. $10 AUD.
23. Coxon, Michele (1998). The Cat who Lost His Purr (Reprint ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, covers creased, laminate slightly lifting corner tips front cover, light toning inside covers, minor edgewear corners. This delightful children's picture book is about a cat named Bootle. Bootle looks everywhere for his lost purr. The exquisite illustrations are by the author. A wonderful book for cat lovers of all ages. ISBN: 187584645X. Our Book No: 29415. $10 AUD.
24. Cudney, Milton R.; Hardy, Robert E. (1993). Self-Defeating Behaviors: Free Yourself from the Habits, Compulsions, Feelings, and Attitudes that Hold You Back (Modern reprint ed). New York: HarperCollins. 248 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, light toning pages, spine edges lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. Two psychologists describe proven and practical ways to overcome self-defeating behaviors. They use real-life examples, self-tests, and charts, to help readers identify, intercept, and overcome barriers to success and growth. ISBN: 9780062501974. Our Book No: 29403. $13 AUD.
25. Culshaw, John (1985). Ring Resounding: The Recording of Der Ring des Nibelungen (Reprint ed). London: Secker & Warburg. 284 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, minor foxing flaps), light foxing edges & endpapers. John Culshaw who was a key figure in the world of the gramophone. As recording manager and then musical director of Decca Records he worked tirelessly to introduce to the public, and to perfect, the technique of stero recording. In this book he tells the story of the making of Decca's mammoth venture in producing Richard Wagner's Ring cycle complete for the first time (four music dramas based old Old Norse sagas). He was in charge of the whole project. The recording was made in Vienna, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The story revolves around a new medium - recorded opera in stereo, and how it reached fulfilment. Our Book No: 29408. $25 AUD.
26. Dando-Collins, Stephen (2012). Caesar the War Dog (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 300 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, slight indentation rear cover (sticker removal), minimal edgewear. Novel for young adults, based on the true stories of heroic military and service dogs who save many lives. This is the story of Caesar the chocolate labrador and his handler Corporal Ben Fulton who trains Caesar to be a sniffer dog in the Australian Army. They both are sent to Afghanistan where Caesar proves his worth, finding hidden explosives and saving lives. During an ambush, Caesar is separated from Ben who is wounded and evacuated to hospital. Ben is sent home and he and his family search for clues to find out where Caesar is. It is a long road home, and Caesar must face many hardships along the way before this loyal and brave dog is reunited with his family. The rear of the book has some true stories about war dogs. Suggested reading age: Primary school age. ISBN: 9781742756318. Our Book No: 29432. $13 AUD.
27. David-Neel, Alexandra (1986). Magic and Mystery in Tibet (Reprint ed). London: Unwin Paperbacks. 224 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white drawings & photos, top edge lightly foxed, pages toned, cover joins at spine creased, rear hinge little split (pages firm), spine ends little bumped & scuffed, date stamp & owner's written name front free flyleaf. This book records her fascinating travels, discoveries, and experiences in Tibet. She brings a commonsense and sceptical eye to the practices and beliefs of the magicians and mystic masters of this ancient dreamland, Tibet. ISBN: 0042910196. Our Book No: 29440. $15 AUD.
28. de Courcy, Catherine (1995). The Zoo Story (The Animals, the History, the People) (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 290 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minimal edgewear. First edition. The story of zoos, with focus on Melbourne Zoo (Victoria. Australia). ISBN: 0140239197. Our Book No: 10812. $30 AUD.
29. de Courcy, Catherine (1995). The Zoo Story (The Animals, the History, the People: Melbourne Zoo Edition). Melbourne: Claremont / Penguin Books. 324 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, minor edgewear. Melbourne Zoo edition (more pages than the Penguin edition). The story of zoos, with focus on Melbourne Zoo (Victoria, Australia). ISBN: 1854717774. Our Book No: 13685. $30 AUD.
30. Dear, Peter (2006). The Intelligibility of Nature: How Science Makes Sense of the World (1st ed) [Science.culture]. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 242 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & figures, minor edgewear jacket, minimal foxing edges. This fascinating book is about the important relationship between instrumentalism and realism in the sciences from 1600 to 1950. The author's intellectual journey begins with a crucial observation: that the enterprise of science is, and has been, directed toward two distinct but frequently conflated ends - doing and knowing. The illustrations throughout the book help to make this an interesting book for anyone wanting to learn about the nature of science. ISBN: 0226139484. Our Book No: 29442. $20 AUD.
31. Dearling, Alan; Hanley, Brendan (Mook Bahloo, co-pilot) (2000). Alternative Australia: Celebrating Cultural Diversity. Dorset: Enabler Publications. 247 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner front cover & title page creased, minor edgewear. A dazzling tapestry of life and energy of people living at the margins of Australian society. An alternative mix of travel, history and society. ISBN: 0952331640. Our Book No: 20619. $20 AUD.
32. Dunbar, James; Reddy, Prasuna; May, Stephen (2011). Deadly Healthcare: Rogue Surgeons, Overburdened Hospitals, Medical Mismanagement, Burgeoning Bureaucracy, Doctor Shortages (1st ed). Brisbane, Bowen Hills: Australian Academic Press. 193 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint tide marks last three pages (former water contact now dry, does not effect text), minor edgewear & scuffing. Examines the large amount of public data about Australia's own "Dr Death", Jayant Patel (Bundaberg Hospital). The authors interviewed key figures in the affair to reveal in detail how it happened, who was to blame, and how it can be avoided. Drawing on cases and experiences, they reveal how institutional weaknesses are able to be exploited by individuals with serious personality problems. This is a relevant and timely book for anyone who is part of a modern complex healthcare network. ISBN: 9781921513756. Our Book No: 29420. $25 AUD.
33. Egan, Ted (1997). Sitdown Up North: Ted Egan, an Autobiography. Sydney, Marrickville: Kerr Publishing. 270 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, black & white photos, minor edgewear. This is a moving autobiography, history and an exotic tour of one of the world's least understood places. The author has lived and worked in the Northern Territory since 1949, now based in Alice Springs, performing, writing, singing and recording his own songs, and collecting those of others. ISBN: 1875703233. Our Book No: 29421. $30 AUD.
34. Egri, Lajos; Miller, Gilbert (introduction) (1960). The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives (Revised, reprint ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 305 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, base spine little scuffed, minor edgewear. A direct approach to the problem of achieving truth in a literary creation. The author analyzes the mysteries of play-construction, which works with the short story, novel and screenplay. He states that all good dramatic writing depends upon an understanding of what motivates humans to act in certain ways. ISBN: 0671213326. Our Book No: 29419. $17 AUD.
35. Ellis, Bob; Brooksbank, Anne (compiler);Ellis, Jack (introduction), & Murray, Les (reflection) (2016). Bob Ellis in His Own Words. Melbourne, Carlton: Black Inc. 374 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) & a few black & white photos, front cover corner tip creased & little scuffed, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. Compiled from Bob Ellis's many diaries. Partly about the man himself, and about the compiler Anne Brooksbank, who married Bob in December 1977. It has a selection from some of his best writing on life and current affairs. Bob died in 2016. ISBN: 9781863958912. Our Book No: 29441. $20 AUD.
36. Flemming, James; Shillinglaw, John J. (introduction) (1984). Journal of the Explorations of Charles Grimes [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 62 + 10 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good plus condition, full leather cover (Bourbon calfskin), hand gilt work on spine and inner boards, front and back boards are gilt stamped, tipped-in sepia drawing frontispiece, foldout map at rear, in slipcase. (No 67 of a limited edition of 155 copies.) A handsome reprint of a report originally issued in Parliamentary Paper no. 15, entitled "Port Phillip: First survey and settlement of", and published the following year in octavo format as "Historical records of Port Phillip: the first annals of the Colony of Victoria", edited by J. Shillinglaw (Ferguson 15655). Charles Grimes was surveyor-general of NSW, and was sent by Governor King to survey King Island (where he met French ships) and Port Phillip, during which he discovered and explored the Yarra River. Flemming was a crew member of the schooner "Cumberland". ISBN: 0909174407. Our Book No: 17168. $140 AUD.
37. Galbally, Ann (2003). Charles Conder: The Last Bohemian. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus, black & white text-photos, colour photos, rear cover corner tip little bumped, minor edgewear, bookplate. Biography of the youngest and most talented member of the Heidelberg School of impressionist artists, and one of the few to achieve lasting fame outside Australia. He moved to paris and fell in with the bohemian set of Oscar Wilde. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Aubrey Beardsley. ISBN: 0522850847. Our Book No: 11480. $25 AUD.
38. Gask, Linda (2015). The Other Side of Silence: A Psychiatrist's Memoir of Depression. Chichester, West Sussex: Summersdale Publishers. 269 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top spine lightly bumped, tiny dent rear cover, minor edgewear. A British psychiatrist tells her story of depression with warmth and honesty, interwoven with insights into her patients' diverse experiences. In a new and original way, she explains how depression really feels. ISBN: 9781849537544. Our Book No: 29434. $15 AUD.
39. Gilbert, Kevin J. (2002). Because a White Man'll Never Do It [A. & R. Classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 208 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. Cover quote: "The only answer is to give them back their land rights and let the Aborigine try and rectify what the white man has done" (Alice Briggs). A radical Aboriginal activist, of part English-Irish descent, argues that what Aborigines really want is land compensation, discreet non-dictatorial help, and to be left alone by white Australia. ISBN: 0207199256. Our Book No: 4255. $15 AUD.
40. Gould, Nat (1973). Town and Bush: Stray Notes on Australia (Facsimile ed) [Penguin Colonial Facsimiles]. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 313 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, as usual, spine minimally faded as usual, corner tip rear cover creased. Facsimile edition. The bestselling popular English novelist and sports writer (1857 - 1919) writes a colorful evocation of Australian colonial life near the turn of the century, including vivid portraits of notable Australians, the booming capital cities, larrikins, the Chinese, and amusing episodes of country travel and race meetings. Originally published in 1896. ISBN: 0140700382. Our Book No: 17163. $15 AUD.
41. Hamlin, Catherine; Little, John (with) (2011). The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 308 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white & colour photos, minimal edgewear. The story of gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin who left Australia in 1959 on a short contract to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Over 40 years later Catherine is still there. The Hamlins dedicated their lives to women suffering the catastrophic effects of obstructed labour. They set up the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in 1975, which is a major teaching institution for surgeons from all over Ethiopia and the developing world. This is Catherine's moving and unforgettable story set against the vivid backdrop that is Ethiopia. ISBN: 9780330424622. Our Book No: 17178. $15 AUD.
42. Harris, Joel Chandler (1905). Nights with Uncle Remus [Cole's special Edition]. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 312 pp. Paperback, fair condition (complete reading copy), pages toned, spine damaged, edgewear. Classic tales told by the old Georgian African-American slave, featuring Brer Rabbitt, Brer Bar, Brer Fox and and their animal friends. (Scarce Australian reprint, by the eccentric Melbourne bookseller. Lists two shops in Sydney, one in Adelaide.). Our Book No: 17167. $50 AUD.
43. Harris, Stephen; Bowden, Beryl (foreword) (2013). Stroud District Baptist Church: The First Hundred Years. City Not Stated: Stroud Baptist Church / Baptist Historical Society of New South Wales. 135 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). A history of this church at Stroud which is a small country town one hour drive north of Newcastle, New South Wales. The author states in the preface that he has attempted to write a full history, and include both the good and the difficult. This book would be of interest to anyone wanting to learn about the history of this church and the local district. ISBN: 9780987136183. Our Book No: 29405. $30 AUD.
44. Highley, Kerry (2016). Dancing in My Dreams: Confronting the Spectre of Polio (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Clayton: Monash University Publishing. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, front cover little creased, tiny dent top spine, minor edgewear corners. The story of infantile paralysis and its treatment, the scientific endeavour that led to the discovery of the poliovirus (polio virus), and the studies in virology and immunology that culminated in the production of a polio vaccine. The experiences of patients and the voices of survivors are highlighted, showing how ethnicity, class, age and gender all mediated individual's reactions to the disease, which included fear, rejection, denial and anger. ISBN: 9781922235848. Our Book No: 29417. $30 AUD.
45. Hirshfeld, Alan (2006). The Electric Life of Michael Faraday. New York: Walker & Company. 258 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), small mark front free flyleaf. British scientist Michael Faraday laid the groundwork of our technological society, most importantly by inventing the electric generator and electric motor, and providing inspiration to Albert Einstein. An intimate biography of an intuitive experimentalist, despite being deeply religious, who rose from a humble background to the scientific elite. ISBN: 0802714706. Our Book No: 17183. $20 AUD.
46. Hoffmann, Tammy; Bennett, Sally; Del Mar, Chris (2010). Evidence-Based Practice: Across the Health Professions (1st, reprint ed). Sydney: Churchill Livingstone. 349 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures, tables, corner tips covers & some pages little creased, fore-edge little marked, minor edgewear. First edition reprint. A foundation textbook for understanding and practising evidence-based practice. The authors discuss the critical role of clinical reasoning and provides practical worked examples of how to formulate questions, find and evaluate evidence, and apply the results to client care. ISBN: 9780729539029. Our Book No: 29395. $30 AUD.
47. Holden, Robert (1992). Twinkle, Twinkle, Southern Cross: The Forgotten Folklore of Australian Nursery Rhymes (1st ed). Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 99 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour illustrations, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear. This book is a combination of scholarship and entertainment as it wanders many a crooked mile through the made-to-order folklore of Australia's own nursery rhymes. There is a new constellation of nursery characters to add to the more traditional figures. Examples from as early as 1854 and extending to the present day are looked at in a wide-ranging context of Australian literary and publishing history, the growth of nationalism, and the welfare and education of young Australians. Published with the assistance of the Morris West Trust Fund. ISBN: 064210560X. Our Book No: 29424. $60 AUD.
48. Hunt, David (2013). Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 274 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. A humorous look at Australia's colonial past. The author introduces forgotten heros like: Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock"; Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia; the Irish convicts who set out to walk from Sydney to China; and the role of the coconut in Australia's only military coup. (Winner of the Indie Nonfiction Award, 2014.). ISBN: 9781863956116. Our Book No: 27619. $20 AUD.
49. James, Clive (1996). The Silver Castle (1st ed). London / Sydney: Jonathan Cape / Random House. 263 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear, remainder mark (spot) bottom edge. First edition. Novel of India by the Australian-born writer and critic. Sanjay is a pavement child who from dire necessity learns to cajole, charm and outwit the tourists and turns his sex appeal, sartorial awareness and hard-won ability to speak English towards guiding film-crews on the 'poverty trail'. A brilliant celebration of the Indian film world and a most moving story of one young man's striving for fame and fortune. ISBN: 0224043846. Our Book No: 6919. $12 AUD.
50. John, Second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu (1909). Buckler's Hard and Its Ships: Some Historical Reflections. London / Guildford: Self-Published / Billing & Sons (Printer). 42 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), thick board covers, card jacket fixed to boards at spine (edges rear cover faded), full-page black & white text-photos (including frontispiece portrait), folding map, minor toning endpapers, minor edgewear. A short history of Buckler's Hard, a small village in Hampshire where a number of the ships belonging to the British Navy in Nelson's time were built and launched. Traces the place's history and lists the many ships built there. Concludes with table of ships launched, showing name, date of launching, builder and number of guns. Our Book No: 17182. $20 AUD.
51. Jones, Prudence; Pennick, Nigel (1997). A History of Pagan Europe. London: Routledge. 262 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-plates, maps, minor edgewear. Describes the hidden history of Europe, the persistence of its native religion in various forms from ancient times right up to the present day. Defines the word "pagan" and describe the various types of religious traditions to be found in history. The whole of Europe is covered, starting with the earliest records. A fascinating book for anyone interested in religious history. ISBN: 0415158044. Our Book No: 29412. $30 AUD.
52. Langey, Otto (1905). Practical Tutor for the Clarinet in the Simple and the Boehm Systems and the Corno di Bassetto (Revised & enlarged ed) [Plate: H.& S.3939]. London: Hawkes & Son. 130 pp. Paperback small folio, good plus condition, card cover, red cloth spine, minor foxing, pages toned, corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark, owner's written name front cover (crossed out). (Estimated date, 1900 - 1910, Trove.) Mainly sheet music of instructional pieces for the clarinet. Plus a few pages of notes on clarinet playing at the beginning. Our Book No: 17161. $25 AUD.
53. Ling, How Kee (editor); Martin, Jennifer (editor); Ow, Rosaleen (editor) (2014). Cross-Cultural Social Work: Local and Global (1st ed). Melbourne, South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan. 224 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear (corner tips on covers). This book is written in two parts. Part 1 discusses theories and perspectives for culturally appropriate practice, education and research. Part 2 contains approaches to working with culturally diverse groups and practice areas. The issues covered include: culture in social work, cultural competence, whiteness in social work, biculturalism, working with diversity, and culturally-based methods of inquiry, marginalised Indigenous communities, social and economic barriers, new and emerging communities, end-of-life issues, international adoption, and culturally diverse aged care. The book will help develop competence among social work students, educators, practitioners and researchers. ISBN: 9781420256802. Our Book No: 29410. $45 AUD.
54. Main, Alison; Platten, Newell; Moir Messervy, Julie (foreword) (2002). The Lure of the Japanese Garden. Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 206 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour text-photos, maps at rear, very faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, few light scratches), old price marks, top corner title page little rubbed. This very special book shows 120 gardens across Japan. The authors describes their physical aspects, historical, symbolic, religious and meditative meanings, purposes and allusions embodied within them. The book includes an introductory essay explaining the language of the gardens and an historical outline that relates garden evolution to events of the times. Photos of beautiful, established Japanese gardens are complemented by close-up details. This is a book to treasure and learn about a different way to design a garden. ISBN: 1862545618. Our Book No: 29391. $30 AUD.
55. Maitland, Hokaku Jeffrey (2010). Mind Body Zen: Waking Up to Your Life. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books. 223 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Helps to bridge the east-west gap in spiritual practice. The author is a long-time zen student, world-renowned rolfer, and former philosophy professor. He discusses many of the common misunderstandings about Zen Buddhism, and explains the power of simple, direct experience that is the heart of Zen. He uses his rolfing experiences and years of applied meditation practice to offer techniques for healers in many systems and disciplines to work more effectively with their clients. ISBN: 9781556439049. Our Book No: 29413. $16 AUD.
56. Marshall-Stoneking, Billy; Tjapangarti, Tutama (illustrator) (1990). Singing the Snake: Poems from the Western Desert 1979 - 1988 (Reprint ed). Sydney, North Ryde: Angus & Robertson. 97 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, few black & white photos, minor edgewear corners. The author has had a long association with the Pintupi people of Central Australia which has helped him to understand the Aboriginal ways. He also lived and worked at Papunya Aboriginal Settlement in the Norther Territory. The illustrations bring real meaning to these very special poems. ISBN: 0207163219. Our Book No: 29438. $18 AUD.
57. Martinuzzi O'Brien, Ilma (editor); Macca, Laura (translator) (1988). Australia's Italians 1788 - 1988. Melbourne, Carlton: Italian Historical Society / State Library of Victoria. 96 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, few colour illustrations, black & white text-photos & a few drawings, minor edgewear, spine ends little rubbed, top of spine slightly bumped, tiny scuff spine ends. This book is part of the Bicentennial Exhibition ("Australia's Italians 1788 - 1988") which is part of "Italy on Stage", a series of cultural events promoted by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The black & white photos, manuscripts, examples of craftsmanship and original documents help to tell their story. ISBN: 0949034010. Our Book No: 29411. $35 AUD.
58. Merton, Thomas (2005). No Man is an Island (New ed). Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications. 280 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), cloth cover, gilt title, frontispiece, minor edgewear jacket (tiny dent front cover), faint foxing top edge, spine title little rubbed, ribbon bookmark. The author has written further meditations on the spiritual life in these 16 thoughtful essays, beginning with his classic treatise "Love Can Be Kept Only By Being Given Away". This is the sequel to "Seeds of Contemplation". ISBN: 1590302532. Our Book No: 29401. $20 AUD.
59. Moliterno, Gino (editor); Pettini, Roberto (editor) (2003). Sydney and the Italian Touch: Italian-Australians in Sydney [Sydney e il Tocco Italiano: Italo-Australiani a Sydney]. Sydney: Italian Cultural Association / Five Dock Learning Centre. 185 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos (mostly portraits), few full-page colour photos, minor edgewear. Portraits and the lives of 39 prominent Italian-Australians from Sydney, arranged in seven categories: Art and artisans, food and drink, entrepreneurs, political and social life, cinema and journalism, entertainment, immigration and language. Arranged by 2 to 4 pages per person in English, then repeated in the Italian language. ISBN: 0646424149. Our Book No: 17159. $30 AUD.
60. Moore, Barry P. (1980). A Guide to the Beetles of South-Eastern Australia. Sydney, Greenwich: Australian Entomological Press. 226 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, black & white drawings, colour plates (including frontispiece), embossed stamp previous owner title page, faint toning edges & pages, light foxing front flyleaf. This well-illustrated book has been written for the layperson and amateur coleopterist. The large number of illustrations will help with the identification of many of the common and interesting species found in south-eastern Australia. The author is a professional scientist and his interest has been shown in the compiling of this fascinating book. Many of the colour plates and the line drawings are also by the author. A wonderful book to add to a nature collection. Originally published as articles in Australian Entomological Magazine. ISBN: 0909451079. Our Book No: 29422. $35 AUD.
61. Morrison, Elizabeth (2014). David Syme: Man of "The Age" (1st ed). Melbourne: Monash University Publishing / State Library of Victoria. 433 pp. Paperback large octavo, (with flaps), very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. This is the story of David Syme who was the proprietor of The Melbourne Age which dominated the newspaper stage in Australia from the 1870s to the end of the colonial period. He was a driven, talented Scotsman who was remembered long after his death in 1908. The author has drawn on family and business records as well as newly digitised 19th-century newspaper archives to write about this powerful man of many parts. He was primarily a press baron, but also an author, philosopher, financier, farmer, property developer and a family man. ISBN: 9781922235350. Our Book No: 29404. $30 AUD.
62. Nash, Gary (2002). The Tarasov Saga: From Russia Through China to Australia. Sydney, Dural: Rosenberg Publishing. 280 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, minor edgewear (bottom edge front cover), autograph (large bold author's written dedication, as usual). First edition. Extraordinary biography of the author's grandfather, Colonel Tarasov of the White Russian army, his wife Aida, and their five children. They survived the Russian Revolution and Civil War and escaped to the Russian-dominated city of Harbin in China. They then coped with the Japanese occupation, and the later Communist takeover of China. Their next step was a refugee camp in the Philippines, before being accepted and reunited in Australia. (Loosely inserted: promotional brochure and map.). ISBN: 1877058017. Our Book No: 14803. $25 AUD.
63. Neufeld, Gordon, K. (2002). Heartbreak and Rage: Ten Years Under Sun Myung Moon: A Cult Survivor's Memoir (1st ed). College Station, TX: Virtual Bookworm. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, light foxing edges, pages lightly toned. The American author recalls his participation in the "Moonies" cult. In this unforgettable story of persistence, devotion, love and loss, he explains how he finally broke free from his state of mental transfixion. ISBN: 1589392760. Our Book No: 29418. $18 AUD.
64. Noble, J W; Townsend, Peter (illustrator) (2008). Fergus Ferry: Second Fleet (6 booklets) (1st ed). Sydney South: Snowball Press. Each book: Unnum 32 pp. Each book: Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few light corner creases. All in thick pictorial slipcase. Australian children's pictorial stories about Fergus the ferry and his many adventures. (Not about transporting convicts to Australia.) The rhyming text and bright colourful pictures will delight any age. The stories: Fergus to the rescue, Fergus and Boris, Fergus goes bang!, Fergus and Angus, Fergus and the whale, Fergus breaks loose. ISBN: 9780980531893. Our Book No: 29436. $30 AUD.
65. Noble, J W; Townsend, Peter (illustrator) (2008). Fergus Ferry: First Fleet (6 booklets) (1st ed). Sydney South: Snowball Press. Each book: Unnum 32 pp. Each book: Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few light corner creases. All in thick pictorial slipcase. Australian children's pictorial stories about Fergus the ferry and his many adventures. (Not about transporting convicts to Australia.) The rhyming text and bright colourful pictures will delight any age. The stories: Fergus the ferry, Fergus at the fire, Fergus makes a difference, Fergus at the zoo, Fergus at the race, Fergus at the fireworks. ISBN: 9780980531824. Our Book No: 29435. $30 AUD.
66. Noble, J W; Townsend, Peter (illustrator) (2010). Fergus Ferry: Third Fleet (6 booklets) (1st ed). Sydney South: Snowball Press. Each book: Unnum 32 pp. Each book: Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few light corner creases. All in thick pictorial slipcase. Australian children's pictorial stories about Fergus the ferry and his many adventures. (Not about transporting convicts to Australia.) The rhyming text and bright colourful pictures will delight any age. The stories: Fergus joins the search, Fergus and the hydro, Fergus and Max, Fergus and Lady Jane, High tide Fergus, Fergus and Ark. ISBN: 9780980734201. Our Book No: 29437. $30 AUD.
67. Pavey, Peter (1978). One Dragon's Dream (1st ed). Melbourne: Nelson. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, title page partly loose (stitch loose), top corners cover little bumped, spine ends little bumped, few tiny dents, sticker mark. First edition. Children's counting book about a dragon having a dream. Example: Nine nimble numbats sewed him up with thread. ISBN: 017005229X. Our Book No: 29430. $30 AUD.
68. Pavey, Peter (1980). I'm Taggarty Toad (1st ed). Melbourne: Nelson. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings (including frontispiece), few white spots endpapers, base spine little rubbed, top spine jacket little scuffed, spine little faded. This is the children's picture story of the fearless adventurer, Taggarty Toad. He talks about his achievements. He has been on many adventure-filled journeys to see giants and jungles, dragons and witches, knights and tigers. At the end, his past forays catch up with him. A beautifully illustrated book by the author of "One Dragon's Dream". ISBN: 0170054128. Our Book No: 29431. $30 AUD.
69. Pyke, William Thomas (1886). Conduct and Duty: A Treasure-Book of Intellectual, Physical, Social, and Moral Advice: Selected from the Teachings from Thinkers and Writers of All Times and Countries. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 266 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, green cloth cover (gilt decoration & spine lettering), all edges gilt, endpapers toned, minor edgewear, bookshop rubber stamp. The Melbourne author has collected these good thoughts from literature of the old world worldwide. He dedicates the book to "the natives of Australia, who, in the new world, are rapidly developing into a nation which promises to take a high position among the best and worthiest of the world's states." (Estimated date, Trove catalogue. A popular book, published by the eccentric Melbourne bookseller. Lists one shop in Sydney, one in Adelaide.). Our Book No: 17171. $30 AUD.
70. Reid, Frank; Bowyang, Bill (pseudonym);Mills, Brig. A. J. (foreword), & Davidson, Lt J. (foreword) (1934). The Fighting Camiliers (1st ed) [The Gallant Legion, no. 7]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 226 + 27 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good plus condition, black cloth cover (embossed pattern, gilt spine lettering), endpapers toned, edges & endpages & title page lightly foxed. The exploits of the Imperial Camel Corps (ICC) in the Sinai and Palestine campaigns of the Great War (World War 1). Two of the four battalions of the ICC were Australians, mostly retreating soldiers from Gallipoli. "Frank Reid" and "Bill Bowyang" were two of several pen names for Australian writer Alexander Vindex Vennard. This book is a breezy, historical narrative permeated with digger insouciance. (Angus & Robertson catalogue at the rear.). Our Book No: 17177. $100 AUD.
71. Reid, Thomas C. (1908). A Popular Manual of Australian Banking: Being a Brief and Concise Exposition of the Law, Principles, and Practice of Banking in the Commonwealth of Australia (2nd ed). Melbourne: Commonwealth of Australia / E. W. Cole. 96 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, original red cloth cover (gilt lettering, embossed borders), spine little faded (base spine chipped), pages lightly toned, endpapers little foxed, minor edgewear. Second edition. A popular guide to banking by a bank manager, designed for merchants and storekeepers, and bank account holders, who do not require extensive knowledge of baking law. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue, 1908. A popular book, published by the eccentric Melbourne bookseller. Lists his two shops in Sydney, one in Adelaide.). Our Book No: 17173. $50 AUD.
72. Rosenberg, Louise (2011). True Blue Jews. Sydney: Sydney Jewish Museum. 293 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, covers little creased, minor edgewear. The author has written this book of historical and personal essays on Australian Jewish personalities and members of her own family. There are many anecdotal references in this very colourful look at the Australian Jewish community. This book will interest anyone who wants to learn about the diversity of Australian Jewry. The author has previously written "Of Folktales and Jewish Folk in Australian History". ISBN: 9780980545876. Our Book No: 29439. $40 AUD.
73. Said, Edward W. (2003). Orientalism (New preface, reprint ed) [Penguin Classics]. London: Penguin Books. 396 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. Highly acclaimed overview of Western attitudes towards the East (mainly the Middle East). The Palestinian-American academic considers orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation - a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the 'otherness' of Eastern culture, customs and beliefs. He traces this view through the writings of Homer, Nerval and Flaubert, Disraeli and Kipling. Their imaginative writings have greatly contributed to the West's romantic and exotic picture of the Orient. These ideas can be a reflection of European imperialism and racism. This edition has the 1995 afterword, plus a new preface. Originally published, 1978. ISBN: 0141187425. Our Book No: 17179. $15 AUD.
74. Scourse, Nicolette (1983). The Victorians and Their Flowers. Beckenham, Kent: Croom Helm. 195 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings, colour photos, table, minor edgewear jacket, light foxing top edge. A combination of authoritative botanical information and fascinating social history. The book is richly illustrated by pictures of Victorian floral extravaganzas and reproductions from contemporary sketch-books and beautiful volumes of botanical plates. The book has wide-ranging appeal to the general reader and to specialists interested in solid botanical information. ISBN: 0709923775. Our Book No: 29399. $25 AUD.
75. Seabrook, Jeremy; Siddiqui, Imran Ahmed (2011). People without History: India's Muslim Ghettos (1st ed). London: Pluto Press. 257 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. The authors look at life in Muslim communities in Kolkata (Calcutta), home to some of the most disadvantaged people in India. The Muslims give their views, values and feelings, which are no different from those of other faiths - work, family and survival are very important to them. This enlightening and well written book will interest students and practitioners of development and anyone who wants a more realistic picture of Muslim life and modern India. ISBN: 9780745331133. Our Book No: 29393. $20 AUD.
76. Semon, Richard (1899). In the Australian Bush and on the Coast of the Coral Sea: Being the Experiences and Observations of a Naturalist in Australia, New Guinea and the Moluccas (1st ed). London: Macmillan and Co. 552 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, original dark green cloth cover (gilt spine title), original dark green endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed (roughly cut), black & white drawings (some full-page plates), foldout single-colour maps, library marks (spine label, withdrawn sticker, embossed stamp title page, date due shhet inside rear cover), minor edgewear, owner's written names. The author spent more than a year (in 1891-92) in Australia, primarily in the Burnett district in south-east Queensland and along the north-east coast as far as Cooktown. Of considerable Aboriginal interest. (With 86 illustrations plus 4 folding maps. Withdrawn from the Bowdoin College Library, Maine. Written names of two previous owners.). Our Book No: 17166. $200 AUD.
77. Serle, Geoffrey; Rickard, John (introduction) (2014). From Deserts the Prophets Come: The Creative Spirit in Australia 1788 - 1972 (New ed). Melbourne, Clayton: Monash University Publishing. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny piece laminate coating loss top edge & corner rear cover, minor edgewear. Short history of Australia's literature, music, theatre, science and learning. This book was originally published in 1973. The author presented a series of lectures on Australian cultural history. This new edition contains an introduction by Serle's student and eminent Australian cultural historian John Rickard. ISBN: 9781921867545. Our Book No: 29429. $40 AUD.
78. Simmons, Tracy Lee; Buckley, William F. Jr (foreword) (2007). Climbing Parnassus: A New Apologia for Greek and Latin (1st p/b ed). Wilmington, DE: ISI Books. 268 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear. A defense and vindication of the formative power of Greek and Latin languages. These languages have played an important role in the development of authentic humanism. Shows how the study of classical languages is a reminder of the genuine aims of a liberal education. ISBN: 1933859504. Our Book No: 29407. $20 AUD.
79. Simpson, Mary Lou (2014). From Convict to Politician: The Life of William Henry Groom. Brisbane: Boolarong Press. 355 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. This is the story of William Henry Groom who was transported from Britain for stealing money from his employer. Most of the research comes from 19th century newspapers. The 13-year-old boy left Plymouth as a boy prisoner who had a job to survive. It is thought that he hated social injustice and this later helped him to become a powerful person as an adult. He was a journalist who later became involved in politics in Queensland. He spent 38 years in the Queensland parliament, which he believed he could create a just society. He was a man who lived by the pen, and he built a new life in Australia. Short listed 2015 Queensland Literary Awards. ISBN: 9781925046779. Our Book No: 29416. $35 AUD.
80. Skinner, B. F. (2002). Beyond Freedom and Dignity (Reprint ed). Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company. 234 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, inside covers lightly toned, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, sticker mark last page. This book is a landmark of 20th-century thought originally published in 1971. The book is controversial, and the author argues that our traditional concepts of freedom and dignity must be revised. He insists that the problems of the world today can be solved only by dealing much more effectively with human behavior. ISBN: 9780872206274. Our Book No: 29406. $18 AUD.
81. Starford, Rebecca (2015). Bad Behaviour: A Memoir of Bullying and Boarding School. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 253 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover little creased, minor edgewear corners & spine. The author tells her story about spending a year at a boarding school in the bush, at the age of fourteen. The 16 girls were left largely unsupervised, they were a mixture of badly-behaved students and some of the most socially vulnerable. The author joined up with the powerful girls, becoming part of the games - and later a victim of various types of bullying and aggression. In the book, she explains how those experiences affected her as an adult and shaped her future relationships. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9781743319574. Our Book No: 29390. $20 AUD.
82. Sussex, Lucy (2015). Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab [Block Buster]. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. The story of the crime novel that became a global publishing phenomenon. Fergus Hume was a playwright when he moved from Dunedin to Melbourne in 1885. He wrote "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab". The book sold out its first run and became the biggest and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia's first literary blockbuster. The author unfortunately sold the copyright for 50 pounds, and missed out on a potential fortune. This well-researched book will interest anyone who likes true crime, history and crime fiction. ISBN: 9781922147943. Our Book No: 29409. $25 AUD.
83. Tepperman, Jonathan (2016). The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline. London: Bloomsbury. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, sticker. It seems we are living in an age of unprecedented, irreversible decline, or so we're constantly being told. This book presents a very different picture. It identifies ten pervasive and seemingly impossible challenges - including immigration reform, economic stagnation, political gridlock, corruption, and Islamist extremism - and shows that, contrary to the general consensus, each has a solution, and not merely a hypothetical one. By taking a close look at overlooked success stories - from countries as diverse as Canada, Botswana, and Indonesia - he discovers practical advice for problem-solvers of all stripes, making a data-driven case for optimism in a time of crushing pessimism. ISBN: 9781408866542. Our Book No: 17184. $15 AUD.
84. Thomson, Warren (editor) (1985). Concert Pieces for Young Pianists [Allans Edition no. 1197: Plate B.9664]. Melbourne: Allans Music Australia. 34 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, card cover, scuff mark front cover, minor edgewear. Sixteen pieces of sheet music: Spanish dance (Clementi) - Oriental dance (Khachaturian) - La savoyarde (Clementi) - Playing games (Rakov) - Strolling musicians (Rebikov) - Promenade (Rakov) - March of the lead soldiers (Karganov) - Miniature (Kirchner) - Cat on a swing (Khachaturian) - Theme and variations (Attwood) - Rhythmic study (Reinhold) - Elegie (Gade) - Allegro in C (Haydn) - Rondo (Turk) - Skipping (Khachaturian) - Hide and seek (Kirchner) -. Our Book No: 17174. $20 AUD.
85. Twain, Mark; Neider, Charles (editor) (2000). The Travels of Mark Twain. New York: Cooper Square Press. 448 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine & covers little faded, laminate coating lightly creased, minor edgewear corners, black texta spot bottom edge (remainder mark). This is the unabridged republication of the book originally published in New York in 1961. This anthology is a generous selection from the best of Twain's travel writing. The travels are in Virginia City to Venice, New Orleans to Nazareth, silver mining in Nevada to the Pyramids and Sphinx of Egypt. Twain's descriptions are filled with humor, shrewd commentary on the people, and the customs and mores of foreign lands. ISBN: 0815410395. Our Book No: 29414. $20 AUD.
86. Tyrrell, James R. (1987). Old Books, Old Friends, Old Sydney: . Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 219 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings (some full-page), faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The most readable of Australian bookseller reminiscences. Plenty of detail about social life, literary figures, collectors and booksellers of the early 20th century. Originally published 1952, and here with a postscript added (shortened from an earlier postscript published separately). ISBN: 0207152993. Our Book No: 17181. $25 AUD.
87. Vance, J. D. (2016). Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (1st U.K. ed). London: William Collins. 264 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. In this moving memoir, the author tells the true story of what a social, regional and class decline is like. He is a former marine and Yale Law School graduate who takes a probing look at America's white working class through his own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town. ISBN: 9780008220556. Our Book No: 29443. $30 AUD.
88. Vine Hall, N. J. (editor) (1982). English Parish Register Transcripts: A List of All Known Transcripts of English Parish Registers Held in Australian Libraries (2nd ed). Sydney: Society of Australian Genealogists (SAG). 142 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner creased front cover, spine little cover edges little faded, light foxing title page, pages faintly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. From the introductory notes: Parish registers in England and Wales were introduced in the year 1538 by Thomas Cromwell, Chief Minister of Henry VIII. A book and a coffer with two locks should be provided in each parish, and that every Sunday, in the presence of the churchwardens, the parson was to write in this book the records of all the baptisms, marriage and burials of the preceding week. The following is a list of all known transcripts currently held in Australian reference libraries. Unless otherwise stated the parish registers listed are those for the Church of England. This listing does not include the parishes of Scotland, Ireland or Wales. It is believed to be a complete compilation of the holdings of the main repositories in this country. ISBN: 0959677372. Our Book No: 29423. $25 AUD.
89. Wallace, Ivy (1963). Pookie in Wonderland (1st ed). London: William Collins. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, good condition, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), full-page colour illustrations, illustrated endpapers, pages faintly toned, cover corners bumped & scuffed, slight loss top spine, spine little slack, few small closed tears covers & pages, front hinge slightly split (pages firm), few small tears to laminate covering, owner's written & dated dedication title page. First edition. Pookie is a white rabbit who has tiny wings and he really wants large wings, and he has many adventures in his quest. The beautiful full-page illustrations will appeal to children of all ages. Our Book No: 29425. $35 AUD.
90. Wallace, Ivy L. (1953). Pookie Believes in Santa Claus (1st ed). London: Collins Publishers for the Children. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket (missing as common), good plus condition, pictorial boards, full-page colour drawings & endpapers, small black & white drawings, spine ends chipped, scuff mark front cover (sticker removed), label remnants adjacent title page (page thinned not affecting reverse side), edgewear. First edition stated. Pookie is a white rabbit who has tiny wings and he really wants large wings, and this is his fifth classic book. He helps Belinda to have a happy Christmas and believe in Santa Claus. The beautiful full-page illustrations will appeal to children of all ages. Pookie sitting in Christmas tree on front cover. Our Book No: 12505. $40 AUD.
91. Wallace, Ivy L. (1956). Pookie at the Seaside (1st ed). London: Collins Publishers for the Children. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers, good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), black & white drawings, spine ends bumped, cover corners little bumped, faded wide strip top front cover, faded narrow strip next to spine, spine slack (pages firm), few creases along spine, tiny dent rear cover, light foxing endpapers & title page, few light scratches covers, stitches little rusted. (Estimated date, 1956.) Pookie the little white rabbit with wings takes a holiday with his friends by the sea. He wanted to escape all the spring cleaning that they were all involved in. At the end he was happy to come home. Our Book No: 29427. $40 AUD.
92. Wallace, Ivy L. (1964). Pookie and the Swallows (1st ed). London: William Collins. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial boards, good condition, illustrated endpapers, colour drawings (some full-page), black & white drawings, minor foxing few pages, spine ends bumped, cover corners little bumped & scuffed, covers little marked, few scratches & small dents in covers, spine slack, front & rear hinges little loose (pages firm), small tears near hinge, owner's written & dated dedication front free flyleaf. (Estimated date, 1964.) First edition. In this well-loved classic children's story Pookie the rabbit with wings sets out to help a family of swallows. Our Book No: 19426. $35 AUD.
93. Wallace, Ivy L. (1966). Pookie and His Shop (1st ed). London: Collins Publishers for the Children. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial boards, very good condition, colour drawings (full-page), black & white drawings & frontispiece, spine ends slightly bumped, cover corner tips little rubbed, spine little faded. First edition. 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. Classic children's picture story. ISBN: 0001221086. Our Book No: 29428. $50 AUD.
94. Ward, Russel; Hirst, John (introduction) (2005). The Australian Legend (Modern reprint ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 283 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. Australian historian traces the considerable influence of nomad pastoral workers - who provided the work force in the 19th-century outback - on the Australian outlook and way of life. Originally published in 1958, being a classic study of the origins and evolution of the Australian character. ISBN: 0195502868. Our Book No: 1584. $12 AUD.
95. West, Rebecca (1956). The Harsh Voice: Four Short Novels. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 251 pp. Paperback, good condition, traditional orange cover, pages toned as usual, spine & edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. The short novels are: Life Sentence - There is No Conversation - The Salt of the Earth - The Abiding Vision. Our Book No: 11992. $10 AUD.
96. Wild, Margaret; Spudvilas, Anne (illustrator) (1999). Jenny Angel (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback large quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), top spine little bumped, crush mark top edge (tiny tear), tiny scuff front hinge, minor edgewear. Children's picture story by Australian author about a girl named Jenny who believes she is an angel. Jenny has a brother named Davy who is ill, and Jenny believes that she can protect him, and the doctors will be wrong and Davy will not die. A warm and tender story, beautifully illustrated about Jenny's journey from denial to acceptance. ISBN: 0670845051. Our Book No: 29397. $18 AUD.
97. Williams, Kim (2014). Rules of Engagement: Foxtel, Football, News and Wine: The Secrets of a Business Builder and Cultural Maestro. Melbourne: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press (MUP). 324 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear, small sticker title page. From Foxtel to News Corp, film to football, opera to business, Kim Williams is a builder of Australian businesses and media empires. He has worked with the very best in their fields, for example, Rupert Murdoch, Kerry Packer, Kevin Sheedy, Gail Kelly and Don Burrows. A candid, up close and very personal account of the exercise of power in the nation's leading boardrooms, political parties and media organisations. Told with a deft touch and an energetic, at times mischievous spirit, shows how much one person can achieve if they have insatiable curiosity, limitless interests and impressive discipline. ISBN: 9780522866933. Our Book No: 16842. $20 AUD.
98. Wissink, Lilian (2013). The Creative Seed: How to Enrich Your Life Through Creativity. Wollombi, NSW: Exisle Publishing. 238 pp. Paperback wide large octavo, very good condition, tiny scuff top spine, minor edgewear. This book lists many ways to inspire creativity. There are case histories, questions and exercises to help with inspiration, and overcome common obstacles like procrastination, self-confidence, anxiety and stress. The book is a guide to help achieve goals, and to live your creative dream. ISBN: 9781921966255. Our Book No: 29387. $18 AUD.
99. Wraxall, Decima (2016). Letters from a Digger: A Tale of Loyalty and Courage in World War 1. Sydney, Dundas Valley: Raxa Books. 264 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This love story of Allie Wakeling and Billy Wraxall begins at a cricket match in the summer. Billy goes off to war in France (WW1), and when he does return, their world has changed forever. They begin their lives together, and fight against the injuries of war until tragedy finally overcomes them. The story is set against the background of the Great Depression. ISBN: 9780980495423. Our Book No: 29402. $25 AUD.