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1. Allen, L. H. (1924). Billy-Bubbles: Child Songs (2nd, reissue ed). [Sydney}: [Teacher's College Press]. 40 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket, good plus condition, paper-covered boards (marked), quarter-bound (cloth spine & corners), few pages little creased during manufacture, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, faint owner's written name front cover. Poems by a sometime senior lecturer in English, Teacher's College Sydney, and professor of English at Royal Military College. (Possibly a reprint of the second edition, lacking the title page that has the Teacher's College Press imprint, but retains the second title page, which just states the publication date. A few pages are poorly cut, as the text is not centred on these pages.). Our Book No: 17107. $20 AUD.
2. Archibald, Bill (1961). The Bradley Case: First Inside Story of Australia's Most Horrifying Kidnapping (1st stated ed). Sydney: Horwitz. 130 pp. Paperback small, good condition, black & white photos, pages toned, crease & slight loss top corner front cover, spine edges & rear cover rubbed, spine creased, top corner tips few pages creased minor edgewear. This is the story of the amazing success of the C. I. B. investigation and apprehension of the killer of an innocent child in Sydney, kidnapped because his family had won the lottery. The case caused horror, anger and hate against murderer Stephen Lesley Bradley. Our Book No: 29481. $40 AUD.
3. Armati, Mary; Cowper, Norman (foreword) (1982). E. G. Waterhouse of Eryldene (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 112 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos & drawings, tiny mark top edge, minor edgewear. This is the story of the academic linguist E. G. Waterhouse, who is also famous for his research on camellias, and for Eryldene, his Sydney home and property, now owned by the National Trust. ISBN: 0869170031. Our Book No: 20069. $10 AUD.
4. Barry, Michael; Bowden, Bradley; Brosnan, Peter (1998). The Fallacy of Flexibility: Workplace Reform in the Queensland Open Cut Coal Industry. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 231 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, few light scratches covers, crease bottom edge near spine, tiny edge tear flyleaf, minor edgewear corners. About Goonyella-Riverside, Blackwater and Saraji coal mines located in Queensland. The book traces the employment relations history, based on one-to-one interviews with over 1500 workers and managers. The authors describe the origins of the Queensland open-cut coal industry, and the traditions of the various trade unions and how they restricted operations. Traces the crises which befell the industry in the mid-1980s and the emergence, after the concerted campaign by BHP and other coal employers, of a general agreement for more flexible work practices. The problems which undermined that reform process are assessed and the outcomes analysed. An unparalleled study of the real obstacles to workplace change and award restructuring in one of Australia's most important export industries. ISBN: 1864487828. Our Book No: 29476. $50 AUD.
5. Bass, George (1986). Journal of a Whaleboat Voyage [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 54 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, large foldout map at rear, in cardboard slipcase (spine little creased). (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies. Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) Long title: "Journal of a Whaleboat Voyage along the Southern Coast of New Holland, 3rd of December 1797 to 25th of February 1798". A facsimile of the logbook of George Bass, reproduced from the "Historical Records of New South Wales", 1895. Includes a large map of the coasts of Victoria and Van Diemens Land, including the tracks of various voyages. Bass sailed from Port Jackson and explored the southern Victorian coast to Western Port and also Bass Strait. ISBN: 0909174504. Our Book No: 17200. $150 AUD.
6. Baumeister, Roy F.; Tierney, John (2012). Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength (Reprint ed). New York: Penguin Books. 291 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Pioneering academic psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, they share lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. How to be realistic when setting goals, monitor your progress, and how to keep faith when you falter. Makes clear that whatever we seek - from happiness to good health to financial security - we won't reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control. ISBN: 9780143122234. Our Book No: 17188. $18 AUD.
7. Bayley, William A. (1975). Uplands Pastures: History of Crookwell Shire New South Wales (Revised, enlarged ed). Crookwell, NSW: Crookwell Shire Council. 207 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good jacket), black & white text-photos, frontispiece, endpaper map, minor edgewear jacket (jacket little rubbed, spine little faded, few tiny chips, closed tear), minimal annotation endpapers. Revised edition. This is the story of Crookwell Shire. The author presents it without documentation, using a narrative style through which runs the thread of the story of the gradual development of an important uplands centre from a few isolated huts to a progressive and prosperous tablelands town. The town contributes largely to the agricultural and pastoral wealth of New South Wales. ISBN: 0959821503. Our Book No: 29494. $35 AUD.
8. Belinfante, Judith C.E.; van Voolen, Edward; Cohen Paraira, David P.; Baruch-Sznaj, Jaffa; Marthe Cohen, Julie (1991). The Esnoga: A Monument to Portuguese - Jewish Culture. Amsterdam: D' ARTS. 95 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear corners, spine little rubbed & faded, light foxing edges. About the history and traditions of Amsterdam's Sephardi Jew congregation. Some of the objects have been illustrated in this publication for the first time. Also included are discussions on the origins and use of certain ritual objects which have never been in print before. The authors hope that this book will encourage many people to come and visit the synagogue. ISBN: 909004350. Our Book No: 29498. $20 AUD.
9. Bertens, Hans (1995). The Idea of the Postmodern: A History (1st ed). London: Routledge. 284 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. This is the first introductory overview of postmodernism to succeed in giving a witty and accessible guide that is is easy to understand. The author sets out the interdisciplinary aspects, the critical debates and the key theorists of modernism in a clear way, using elegant prose. He also explains the relationship between postmodernism and poststructuralism, and that between modernism and postmodernism. ISBN: 0415060125. Our Book No: 29482. $25 AUD.
10. Birren, Faber (2013). Color Psychology and Color Therapy: A Factual Study of the Influence of Color on Human Life (New ed). Mansfield Centre, CT: Martino Publishing. 283 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white illustrations, bottom corner tips cover s & few pages slightly creased, minor edgewear. A new edition of a book originally published in 1950, offering a fair appraisal of color and its importance to health and medicine. Some of the chapters are: The Historical Aspects, The Biological Aspects, The Psychological Aspects, and The Visual Aspects. This is an interesting book for anyone wanting to learn about the effects of colour on human life. ISBN: 9781614275138. Our Book No: 29459. $25 AUD.
11. Blacklock, Dyan; Woolman, Steven (illustrator) (1995). The Lighthouse. Adelaide, Flinders Park: Martin International / Era Publications. Unnum 26 pp. Hardback small square quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, base spine little bumped, few tiny dents fore-edge. A children's picture story about an elderly couple. Mr Mayman shaped his hedges into ships, while Mrs Mayman pruned her roses. Then, Mrs Mayman died and Mr Mayman had to learn to go on without his 'Lighthouse'. He shaped one of his hedges into a lighthouse in her memory, and tended to her roses. This beautifully illustrated book will appeal to all ages. The author grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, and this book is her way of sharing the happy times she had in the street where neighbours were like family. The illustrations are modelled on the artists own grandparents, Connie and Jack, and they capture the experiences and emotions that are part of daily life. ISBN: 1863742220. Our Book No: 29460. $20 AUD.
12. Bland, W. (William) (editor) (1985). Journal of Discovery to Port Phillip [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 54 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, sepia (brown-tinted) frontispiece portrait, in cardboard slipcase (spine little creased). (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies.) Spine title: "Hume and Hovell's Journey to Port Phillip". A record of Hume and Hovell's pioneering journey overland from Sydney to Port Phillip and return. Consists of Hume & Hovell's edited diaries, plus a preface and six explanatory appendices. Reset from the original book published in Sydney in 1831, and edited by William Bland (Ferguson 1423). ISBN: 0909174458. Our Book No: 17202. $150 AUD.
13. Bogle, Michael; Kirby, Hon. Justice Michael (foreword) (2008). Convicts: Transportation and Australia (Revised ed). Sydney: Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales. 112 pp. Paperback wide trade (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos & drawings, spine ends little scuffed. This revised book, originally written to accompany the 1999 Convicts exhibition at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney, looks at some of the issues around the banishment of thousands of convict men, women and children to Australia. Some of the convict topics covered are: labour and skills, diet of prisoners, the British military's role in the penal settlement, the Female Factory system, the difficulties of forming a family under the system, and the bitter struggle to end convict transportation to Australia. One of the first books to look at Australia's criminal past on a national scale. ISBN: 9781876991302. Our Book No: 29453. $30 AUD.
14. Boucher, Geoff (2013). Adorno Reframed: Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts (1st ed) [Contemporary Thinkers Reframed]. London: I. B. Tauris. 163 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, figures, front hinge minimally split (pages firm). A comprehensive introduction to Theodor Adorno, and re-examines the German utopian philosopher who believed authentic art could save the world. The author describes him as a revolutionary whose subversive irony and profoundly historical aesthetics defended the integrity of the individual against social totality. Written by senior lecturer at Deakin University, Australia. ISBN: 9781848859470. Our Book No: 29468. $15 AUD.
15. Cannon, Michael (1981). That Damned Democrat: John Norton, an Australian Populist, 1858 - 1916 (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 178 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings & plates, pages faintly toned, light foxing top edge, tiny scuff rear cover jacket (minor edgewear). The story of John Norton, who was a gifted but erratic Sydney newspaper publisher and politicion. This is a compelling story of an extraordinary character who used radical journalism and politics to reach personal goals, doing a lot of good and some harm along the way. The author has separated fact from the fantasies which Norton enjoyed weaving around his origins, motives and activities. ISBN: 0522842151. Our Book No: 29452. $18 AUD.
16. Carroll, Jack (1971). The Settlement and Growth of Mosman (Reprint ed). Sydney, Mosman: Mosman Historical Society. 20 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover, black & white text-photos, covers & pages lightly toned as usual (rear cover little marked), minor edgewear. Originally published in 1953. A history of this suburb on the north shore of Sydney, Australia, by a former Mayor of Mosman. (ISBN is from later reprints.). ISBN: 0959995633. Our Book No: 11978. $10 AUD.
17. Croser, Josephine; McLean-Carr, Carol (illustrator) (2001). Crunch the Crocodile (Reprint ed). Gosford, NSW: Scholastic Press. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, pictorial cover, card covers, very good condition, colour drawings (including endpapers), bottom corner creased front & rear cover, minor edgewear. A delightful children's story about a crocodile named Crunch who takes delight in scaring all the creatures that live in or near the river he thinks he owns. Then, one day they scared him back to his part of the river, and peace returned for the other animals, frogs and birds. The large illustrations will suit any age. ISBN: 0868963453. Our Book No: 29484. $10 AUD.
18. Curran, James; Ward, Stuart; Nation, Unknown (2010). The Un-Known Nation: Australia After Empire. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 326 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corners covers little creased, pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear, written dedication flyleaf. This book is an illuminating history of Australia's putative 'search' for national identity. The authors examine how the receding ties of empire and Britishness posed an unprecedented dilemma as Australians lost their traditional ways of defining themselves as people. The book looks at the origins, influence and implications of Australia's hesitant coming of age. ISBN: 9780522856453. Our Book No: 29477. $30 AUD.
19. Daniels, Paul Raimond (2013). The Birth of Tragedy (1st ed). Durham: Acumen Publishing. 240 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. An analysis of the meaning of Greek tragedy (Ancient Greek theatre) by the German philosopher Nietzsche. A clear account of the text and its philosophical, literary and historical influences. Each chapter examines part of the text, explaining the ideas presented and assessing relevant points of interpretation. The book will interest readers in philosophy, literary studies and classics. ISBN: 9781844652433. Our Book No: 29455. $30 AUD.
20. Davidson, Rene; Davidson, Fay (1988). Eden Revisited: Pictorial History of Eden and District. Eden, NSW: Rene Davidson / Pirie Printers Pty Ltd. 267 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, few black & white sketches, black & white photos, sepia (brown-tinted) inside rear cover, maps, corners front cover & fore-edge little creased, spine & covers little faded, rear cover slightly rubbed & marked, minor edgewear. The author, born in Eden and a descendant of the 'Whaling Davidsons' is an active local historian, specializing in the compilation of rare and old photos of the area. The research for this publication has taken him and his wife Fay many years to complete, and it is intended to complement history already published. A great way to learn about the south coast of New South Wales (NSW). ISBN: 0949362018. Our Book No: 29493. $35 AUD.
21. Department of, Labour and Industry (1973). A Guide for Dogmen and Crane Chasers (7th revised ed). Sydney: Department of Labour and Industry (NSW Government). 185 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, black & white drawings, two loose pages (detached from stitching), endpapers lightly toned & little foxed, pages faintly toned, few page edges little creased. Issued under the authority of the Honourable, the Minister of Labour and Industry, New South Wales. From the foreword: The book has been prepared to assist persons in industry to attain essential knowledge of: Handling of loads - slinging of loads - transport of loads - estimated weight of loads - the correct method of using lifting appliances, such as cranes, hoists, chain blocks, winches and the like. A great little book for anyone with an interest in labor and industry rules. Our Book No: 29447. $20 AUD.
22. Dershowitz, Alan M. (2001). Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000 (Reprint ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 275 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, fore-edge lightly marked, light foxing edges, spine little creased, minor edgewear corners. Written by best-selling American author and legal academic, this book examines the U.S. Supreme Court's role in deciding the presidential election of 2000. The author looks into their earlier writings and rulings, to prove that the justices who confirmed George W. Bush as president contradicted their previous positions to do it. ISBN: 0195158075. Our Book No: 29449. $20 AUD.
23. Dickens, Charles; Rowland, Peter (editor) (1997). My Early Times (Revised ed). London: Aurum Press. 210 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear jacket. Peter Rowlands presents a masterly reconstruction of the early life of Charles Dickens, written in his own words, and based on numerous sources, including autobiographical fragments, speeches, letters, as well as autobiographical passages from his novel "David Copperfield" (note the reverse of his initials CD). ISBN: 1854105183. Our Book No: 17191. $15 AUD.
24. Dunphy, Heather (2012). The Secret Language of Horses: The Body Language of Equine Bodies (Australian ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Crows Nest. 190 pp. Paperback large wide octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, spine little faded, minor edgewear corners cover & few pages. The human-horse bond is 5000 years old. Describes horse breeds and types, riding disciplines, horse communication, grooming, and care. There is plenty of practical advice on everything from choosing your first horse and choosing appropriate tack, to maintaining a healthy horse and understanding their needs as they mature. Aims to help you to translate what you horse's actions 'say' and, in turn, how your horse interprets your behaviour. ISBN: 9781742379043. Our Book No: 29450. $20 AUD.
25. Eagleson, Robert D. (1965). Australianisms in Early Migrant Handbooks, 1827 - 1830 [Occasional Paper]. Sydney: Australian Language Research Centre, University of Sydney. 16 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover (spine toned), stapled pamphlet, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Lists all uniquely Australian words found in a search of 10 migrant handbooks, as listed in Ferguson's Bibliography, for the period up to 1830. Includes the full bibliographic citation and explanation of meaning. Includes familiar words (eg, coo-ee, damper) and the less familiar (eg, settler's clock, for the noise of the "laughing jackass" [kookaburra]). Our Book No: 11976. $10 AUD.
26. Eastman, P. D. (1983). Are You My Mother? (Reprint ed) [Beginner Books]. New York: William Collins. 64 pp. Paperback thin octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. A delightful children's story about a baby bird who asks everything and everyone if they are his Mother. This book tells a simple story and the charming illustrations will keep all ages interested. (Estimated date, 1983.). ISBN: 0001713221. Our Book No: 29478. $15 AUD.
27. Epstein, Mark; Lama, Dalai (foreword) (2005). Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective (Reprint ed). New York: Basic Books. 242 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the tenth anniversary edition of this book. The author gained a lot of interest in how Eastern spirituality can enhance Western psychology when he wrote the book a decade ago. Since that time Buddhism and psychotherapy have been blended into a new understanding of what a healthy emotionaol life is. The author reflects on this revolution and considers how it is likely to evolve in the future. ISBN: 9780465020225. Our Book No: 29470. $14 AUD.
28. Fearnley, Kurt; Green, Warwick (with) (2016). Pushing the Limits: Life, Marathons and Kokoda. Melbourne: Penguin / Random House Australia. 307 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, faint mark top edge, tiny dent top edge rear cover, small thinned spot front flyleaf, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of inspiring Australian wheelchair athlete who has won medals in the Paralympic Games. This book is about a kid with a disability growing up in a tiny Australian town, a teenager finding his place in the world, and an elite sportsman who refuses to give up, including conquering the Kokoda trail in Papua New Guinea. ISBN: 9780143799924. Our Book No: 29461. $18 AUD.
29. Ferry, Luc (editor); Renaut, Alain (editor); de Loaiza, Robert (translator) (1997). Why We Are Not Nietzscheans (1st translated ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 235 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, crease front cover, covers slightly lifting outwards, minor edgewear. This book, first published in 1991, contains essays that argue about the "French Nietzsche", as transmitted through the deconstructionists, must be reexamined in light of the original context in which Nietzsche worked. Each essay questions the viability of Nietzsche's thought in the modern world, variously critiquing his philosophy of history as obsessed with hierarchy, his views on religion and art as myopic and irrational, and his stance on science as hopelessly reactionary. ISBN: 0226244814. Our Book No: 29479. $20 AUD.
30. Goldenberg, Howard (2009). Raft (1st ed). Melbourne: Hybrid Publishers. 225 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, map, spine ends little rubbed, base spine little bumped, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. The author, a white middle-aged doctor, has spent many periods working as a relieving doctor for Aboriginal communities in remote places. Every year for over a decade he has observed and recorded Aboriginal Australian's lives without resorting to simplification or glib solutions. In his notes he states that the stories are true but the names are not, except for two public figures who spoke to him outside of a clinical setting, where medical confidentiality does not apply. ISBN: 9781876462857. Our Book No: 29501. $18 AUD.
31. Gregory, Martyn (2007). Treaty Port Scenes: Historical pictures by Chinese and Western artists 1750 - 1950 (1st ed) [Catalogue no. 83]. London: Martyn Gregory Gallery. 136 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour plates (some foldout), pencil sketches, few single-colour plates, bottom corner front cover & top corner rear cover little creased, light crease rear cover, minor edgewear. This catalogue marks 30 years of catalogues devoted to the 'China trade'. There are an unprecedented variety of pictures of 'treaty ports', by both Chinese and European artists. There are a series of large, finely detailed paintings in gouache (nos. 61 - 66), from a distinguished Italian collection, and some by Indian artists. A wonderful book for anyone with an interest in ports and art. Our Book No: 29486. $35 AUD.
32. Griffiths, Tom (2001). Forests of Ash: An Environmental History. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP) / Museum Victoria. 227 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. A beautifully written history of Australia's giant eucalyptus, the mountain ash, the tallest hardwood tree in the world. Each chapter is supplemented by spotlights written by staff of Museum Victoria. ISBN: 0521012341. Our Book No: 16801. $20 AUD.
33. Ham, Thomas; Darragh, Thomas A. (introduction) (1984). A Map of Australia Felix [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 42 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, tipped in frontispiece sepia (brown-tinted) drawing, large colour foldout map at rear, in cardboard slipcase. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies.) A facsimile of the first map (1847) of Victoria ("Australia Felix"), showing topography and the squatting districts. Thomas Ham was a Melbourne cartographer, engraver and publisher, and ten editions of his map were published up to 1864 (as summarised in the lengthy introduction by Thomas Darragh). Includes a key to the map of Australia Felix, and its squatting districts. ISBN: 0909174482. Our Book No: 17197. $150 AUD.
34. Harding, Luke (2016). The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man. London: Faber & Faber / Guardian Books. 378 pp. paperback trade, very good condition, front cover creased, minor edgewear. Edward Snowden, a young computer genius working for America's secretive National Security Agency (NSA), blew the whistle on the way this frighteningly powerful organisation uses new technology to spy on the entire planet. The consequences have shaken the leaders of nations worldwide. ISBN: 9781783351046. Our Book No: 17204. $10 AUD.
35. Hensperger, Beth; Williams, Chuck (editor); Barnhurst, Noel (photos) (2002). Williams-Sonoma Bread (Reprint ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 118 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos (most full-page), minor edgewear jacket. This book offers more than 40 bread recipes, including classics and fresh new favourites. This beautifully photographed, full-colour recipe collection, will appeal to both the novice and experienced cooks. The book would make an ideal gift for anyone interested in this special craft. ISBN: 0743228375. Our Book No: 29446. $20 AUD.
36. Higashida, Naoki; Mitchell, David (translator);Yoshida, K. A. (translator), & Kai & Sunny, illustrators (2013). The Reason I Jump: One Boy's Voice from the Silence of Autism (Reprint ed). London: Sceptre. 180 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition,(in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white drawings (including frontispiece), minor edgewear jacket. This book, written by a Japanese boy Naoki Higashida at age 13, gives an insight into what it is like to have autism. Naoki is severely autistic, and has learnt to communicate using a 'cardboard keyboard'. He explains the puzzling behaviour of people with autism, invites us to share his perception of time, life, beauty and nature, and offers an unforgettable short story. Naoki shares a rare opportunity to look at the world from a fresh and fascinating perspective. ISBN: 9781444776751. Our Book No: 29485. $20 AUD.
37. Holden, R. H. (1945). Shipwrecks Barwon Heads 1853 - 1940, and "The Historic Barwon". [Geelong?]: R. H. Holden / Parkside Press (Printer). 52 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet, good condition, card covers, map at rear, cover corners scuffed, spine scuffed & some colour loss, staples rusted, light foxing title page & few pages, pages lightly toned, top corners covers creased, edgewear. Provides an historical record of the shipwrecks, and the seaside town nestling in the shelter of the Bluff, and marking the present estuary of the Barwon River, on the Victorian coast. Also includes a map at the back and some notes on the River itself. (Estimated date, 1945, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 29456. $18 AUD.
38. Holloway, Richard (2009). Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition (Australian ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 200g pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. In this book the author looks at the human condition, which can inflict cruelty on each other, but can also be capable of being tender, empathic, and to show warmth and feeling. He draws on a selection of writings from history, philosophy, anthropology, science, poetry, theology and literature, to show how humans can stand up to the seductive power of the monster and draw closer to the challenge of the saint. ISBN: 9781921520112. Our Book No: 29492. $20 AUD.
39. Hope, A. D. (1975). A Late Picking Poems 1965 - 1974 (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 94 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, edgewear jacket (chipped, few tiny scuffs & closed tears), white tape covers edge tears. A powerful collection of poems written by A. D. Hope over the previous ten years. The collection includes The Countess of Pembroke's Dream, The First Born, The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine, and many outstanding pieces. ISBN: 0207132801. Our Book No: 29495. $28 AUD.
40. Itsiopoulos, Dr Catherine (2013). The Mediterranean Diet (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 212 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, single-colour drawings, full-page colour photos, minor edgewear. The author has used the food traditions of her Greek heritage to provide 80 delicious recipes, eating plans and nutritional advice, as well as sharing the evidence as to why this diet is so healthy. ISBN: 9781742610825. Our Book No: 29490. $30 AUD.
41. Jeans, Sir James (1945). The New Background of Science (2nd ed). London: Scientific Book Club. 312 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, some pages little creased, minor edgewear. The pioneer British physicist provides a popular account of modern physics, particularly relativity and quantum mechanics, against a background of rudimentary philosophy (of the scientist rather than the metaphysician). Our Book No: 4267. $10 AUD.
42. Johnson, Willard (1986). Riding the Ox Home: A History of Meditation from Shamanism to Science. Boston: Beacon Press. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, edges foxed, rear cover & bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. A history of meditation that seeks to recover the traditional context, and therefore provide a better context for our times. Includes chapters on the original meaning of the word 'yoga', Patanjali's Yoga aphorisms, scientific studies, and meditative mysticism in world literature. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0807013056. Our Book No: 17194. $10 AUD.
43. Kenny, Anthony (2008). From Empedocles to Wittgenstein: Historical Essays in Philosophy (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 218 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed & lightly scratched). A collection of fifteen historical essays in philosophy, written by the author after about the year 2000. Mainly they are about four great philosophers: Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, and Wittgenstein. ISBN: 9780199550821. Our Book No: 29469. $35 AUD.
44. Kirk, Denise (1992). Art Workshop: A Fresh Approach to Drawing & Painting (1st ed). Sydney: Doubleday. 154 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, spine little faded, tiny dent rear cover & spine, minor edgewear. Provides a comprehensive program for beginners, which goes from inspiration and basic drawing through to portraits. Written by an Australian artist and art teacher. Demonstrates how to draw using pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, or coloured pencils, colour and colour perspective are explained, painting using watercolour, acrylic or oils, and traditional pastels. Their are detailed guidelines on how to paint portraits. ISBN: 0868244651. Our Book No: 29496. $25 AUD.
45. Knopwood, Robert; Shillinglaw, J. J. (introduction) (1984). Journal of the Voyage to Port Phillip [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 133 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good condition, brown endpapers, tipped in frontispiece sepia (brown-tinted) drawing, in cardboard slipcase (acquisition date written on edge). (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies.) 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". The diary of Reverend Knopwood, chaplain, describing his voyage in 1803 from England on HMS Calcutta with convicts to Port Phillip, and life at the Port Phillip settlements up until departure for Hobart Town. ISBN: 0909174423. Our Book No: 17196. $90 AUD.
46. Knox, Malcolm (2013). Boom: The Underground History of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Group Australia. 395 pp. Paperback thick octavo, good condition, black & white & colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, maps inside covers, top spine lightly bumped, corner tips covers little creased, tiny edge tears few pages, minor edgewear. Reveals the history of mining as the Australian story. A readable and insightful book which describes the people behind the facts and figures. The book shows how mining and miners have shaped Australia's history and business through boom and bust. ISBN: 9780670076116. Our Book No: 29445. $20 AUD.
47. Leonard, Mark (2008). What Does China Think? London: Fourth Estate. 164 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, front cover creased, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. An invigorating book about the debates raging within China. We know that China has brought 300 million people from agricultural backwardness into modernity in just 30 years (something that took 200 years in Europe). It has become so integrated into the global economy that its prospects have immediate effects on our everyday lives: simultaneously doubling the cost of the London Olympics while halving the cost of our computers, and keeping the US economy afloat but sinking the Italian footwear industry. Because China s rise - like the fall of Rome or the British Raj - will echo down generations to come, these are the questions we increasingly need to ask. Mark Leonard asks us to forget everything we thought we knew about China and start again. He introduces us to the thinkers that are shaping China's wide open future and opens up a hidden world of intellectual debate that is driving a new Chinese revolution and changing the face of the world. ISBN: 9780007230686. Our Book No: 4268. $10 AUD.
48. Lombard, Jean (2010). An Irish Woman in Czarist Russia (1st ed). Sydney: Halstead Press. 191 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, tiny bump bottom edge front cover, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name). This is the story of Kathleen Ffrench who was the daughter of an Irish diplomat and a Russian heiress. Kathleen's life was rich in trials and scandal: she suffered because of the betrayals of her disturbed mother, and saw the atrocities of the Great War while serving in the Red Cross. The author has used the candid letters of Kathleen and her family, to write this deeply personal look at an amazing woman with a capacity to survive. The authors' husband is a cousin of Kathleen Ffrench. ISBN: 9781920831776. Our Book No: 29488. $20 AUD.
49. Malley, Alex (2015). The Naked CEO: The Truth You Need to Build a Big Life (Reprint ed). Brisbane, Milton: John Wiley. 221 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. From suspended schoolboy to disruptive CEO, Alex Malley has led a life rich in successes and mistakes. Through it all he has learned a lot about what it takes to successfully build not only a big career, but also a big life. Be inspired by his unabashed real-life stories. Learn how to dream big and have the courage to pursue your passions and be willing to fail in that quest. Take the practical tips and apply them to your own career. Whether you are a student, jobseeker, professional, new to the workforce or just stuck in a rut, this book is your guide through the hurdles of the career journey to a big life. As a father of seven, Alex knows that this is the perfect book for parents or mentors looking to inspire the next generation. ISBN: 9780730314592. Our Book No: 4270. $15 AUD.
50. Manne, Anne (2015). The Life of I: The New Culture of Narcissism (Updated, reprint ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 333 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover minimally scratched, minor edgewear corners. A compelling account of the rise of narcissism in individuals and society. The author looks at the Lance Armstrong doping scandal and the rise of sexual assaults in sport and the military, as well as the rise of lone-wolf terrorists like Man Haron Monis. The book also looks at the latest work in psychology,showing how narcissism develops. The author also shows how to transcend narcissism, to be fully aware of others, and to create love and care that is no longer turned inward. ISBN: 9780522868975. Our Book No: 29448. $25 AUD.
51. Mant, Alistair (2010). The Bastard's a Genius: The Robert Clifford Story (From Schoolboy Dunce to Shipbuilding Entrepreneur) (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 254 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The story of a Tasmanian who despite a poor school education, went on to become a global shipbuilding entrepreneur (Incat Australia). The tale contains the usual quota of disaster and triumph, spiced with a fascinating account of ingenuity and invention at work. But behind the swashbuckling adventure story lies a complex, affectionate and little-understood man of surprising sensitivity and creativity. He is an all-action hero consumed by the need to conceive, shape and bring to fruition objects of great utility and beauty. ISBN: 9781741143669. Our Book No: 27204. $25 AUD.
52. Matthews, Jill Julius (2005). Dance Hall and Picture Palace: Sydney's Romance with Modernity (1st ed). Sydney: Currency Press. 342 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings & photos, covers lightly scratched, top corner front cover creased, few tiny marks top edge & flyleaf, minor edgewear corners. This fascinating book is set between the depressions of the 1890s and the 1930s. The author describes the innovative marketing techniques that provoked cultural elites to deplore commercialisation. The flappers were a part of the glamour and decadence of modern city life. Sydney's people embraced a cosmopolitan identity as modern Australian citizens of the world. ISBN: 0868197556. Our Book No: 29466. $25 AUD.
53. McLachlan, A. J. (1948). McLachlan: An F.A.Q. Australian [An FAQ Australian]. Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 279 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), edge pieces missing base of jacket (edge tears repaired, spine lightly faded), pages faintly toned as usual, owner's written name front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Autobiography of the Scottish-Australian lawyer from South Australia who became a Commonwealth senator and minister in the Bruce-Page and Lyons governments. He is best known for promotion of the CSIR (forerunner of the CSIRO) and (as Postmaster General) expanding the network of radio stations. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12019. $10 AUD.
54. Meehan, Johanna (editor) (1995). Feminists Read Habermas: Gendering the Subject of Discourse (1st ed) [Thinking Gender]. New York: Routledge. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers little rubbed, minor edgewear corners. This new collection considers Habermas's theory from a variety of feminist vantage points. While the contributors hold widely different political and philosophical views, they recognize that Habermas's work, critically appropriated, offers much that is valuable to feminist reflections on power, norms, and subjectivity. It will be of particular interest to students of women's studies, sociology, politics and literature. ISBN: 0415907144. Our Book No: 29500. $30 AUD.
55. Mejova, Yelena (editor); Weber, Ingmar (editor); Macy, Michael W. (editor) (2105). Twitter: A Digital Socioscope. New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 173 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. How can Twitter data be used to study individual human behavior and social interaction globally? Introduces readers to the methods, opportunities, and challenges of using Twitter data to analyze data, ranging from the number of people infected by the flu, to national elections, to stock prices. Each chapter, written by leading domain experts in clear and accessible language, takes the reader to the forefront of the newly emerging field of computational social science. The case studies demonstrate shortcomings, limitations, and pitfalls of Twitter data as well as its advantages. ISBN: 9781107500075. Our Book No: 23590. $25 AUD.
56. Mitchell, C. Ainsworth (1911). Science and the Criminal (Australian ed). Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 240 pp. Hardback small, good condition, burgundy cloth cover (gilt lettering), black & white photos (including frontispiece), cloth spine flecked, edges & some pages foxed, endpapers lightly toned, minor edgewear, sticker, owner's written initials. The Australian edition of a popular early book on the scientific investigation of crime. (Sticker of E. W. Cole, Sydney.). Our Book No: 17187. $20 AUD.
57. Mitton, Simon; Davies, Paul (foreword) (2005). Fred Hoyle: A Life in Science (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 369 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small crease top edge front cover, minor edgewear. This biography is about Sir Fred Hoyle who was the first English astronomer to publicise his subject through the media of radio and television, which in the 1950s made him a major public figure. Towards the end of his career he espoused the idea of directed panspermia (that life originated from outside Earth). The author has written a major scientific biography of one of the greatest, and best-known, scientists of the 20th century, which will appeal to all readers. ISBN: 0733316247. Our Book No: 29457. $20 AUD.
58. Oakley, I. T. (editor); O'Neill, L. J. (editor); Gasking, Douglas (1996). Language, Logic and Causation: Philosophical Writing of Douglas Gasking (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 194 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal scuffs front cover, minor edgewear. These essays are about Douglas Gasking who inspired a generation of Australian philosophers with his own love of philosophy. He published very little, taught for thirty years at the University of Melbourne, and now twenty years later, he is held in high esteem by Australia's leading philosophers. The essays in this collection, most of which are published for the first time, are positive, lively and constructive. The essays deal with the difficult ideas of other philosophers such as Wittgenstein, under whom Gasking studied for a time. ISBN: 0522847560. Our Book No: 29458. $35 AUD.
59. Opie, Robert (1995). Rule Britannia: Trading on the British Image (Special (Past Times) ed). Harmondsworth: Viking / Penguin Books. 159 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, thick card covers, colour & black & white illustrations, top corner front cover creased, spine little faded, bottom corner rear cover & last few pages creased, minor edgewear. This book looks at the author's unique collection of packaging and advertising ephemera (now on permanent display in Gloucester). It is a nostalgic look at British advertising art of a bygone era. The book will appeal to anyone with an interest in art and advertising and how society has been reflected by the adds of an era. ISBN: 0670866695. Our Book No: 29487. $25 AUD.
60. Paskin, Barry; Paskin, K. C. (2001). Following Thomas Paskin's Heritage: Thomas Paskin's Family Report (1st ed). Sydney, Winston Hills: Barry Paskin. 155 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos (mostly full-page), minimal edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name). A self-published genealogical study of the Paskin family, migrants who lived in Western Sydney, the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury. They are descended from convict Thomas Paskin, transported for life on the "Guildford" in 1822 from Britain to Sydney Town. This research was prepared from records taken from many sources, including some members who were still alive (and to identify the people in old photos). Included is research into the local living conditions and related colonial history. Our Book No: 29483. $40 AUD.
61. Penzig, Edgar (1995). Troopers, Villians, Vipers and Vixens: An Illustrated History of Police and Colonial Crime, 1850 - 1915. Katoomba, NSW: Tranter Enterprises. 224 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white text-photos, minor foxing & marks endpapers & edges, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). (No 1441 of a limited edition of 1500 copies.) An illustrated history of police and colonial crime in Australia from 1850 to 1915, largely newspaper reports and trial transcripts of crimes, together with reproductions of the actual published article or document. Many fascinating period pictures of criminals and guns. (Apart from the limited edition autograph, also has an additional written "Best wishes from the author" on the front free flyleaf.). ISBN: 0646137999. Our Book No: 17110. $140 AUD.
62. Philip, Neil; Underhill, Henry (illustrator) (1986). Drakestail Visits the King: A Magic Lantern Fairy Tale (1st ed) [Magic Lantern Fairy Tale]. London: William Collins. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, black texta top edge small amount. This is the children's picture story of how Drakestail lent his money to the King, and then went to court to ask for it back. The story is full of humour and drama, and is perfect to read aloud. The vivid illustrations are taken from hand-painted glass slides, made by Henry Underhill in the 1890s for his magic lantern shows. They add a special charm to this simple nursery tale, retold by Neil Philip. ISBN: 0001831585. Our Book No: 29497. $15 AUD.
63. Pickworth, Charles (1944). Logarithms for Beginners (Reprint ed). London: Emmott & Company. 43 + 7 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, paper covered boards, figures, tables, corner tips front cover little creased, endpapers & some pages lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, bookseller label inside front cover, minor biro annotation. The purpose of this little book is to give a more detailed and practical explanation of logarithms and their various applications than found in the text-books on algebra and trigonometry. Our Book No: 29467. $25 AUD.
64. Plato (1991). Lysis, Phaedrus and Symposium: Plato on Homosexuality [Great Books in Philosophy]. Amherst Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. 157 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. Three classic dialogues on the nature of love and friendship, including the Ancient Greek view of homosexuality. ISBN: 0879756322. Our Book No: 12068. $10 AUD.
65. Plimer, Elizabeth (1995). Once Upon a Family: One Hundred Years of History 1871 - 1976 as Seen Through the Eyes of the Nine Swann Sisters of Elizabeth Farm House Parramatta. Springwood, NSW: Butterfly Books. 295 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, fold-out chart, house plan, top edge little marked, minimal edgewear. Elizabeth Farm House, built in 1793, one of Australia's major historic treasures, is owned by the New South Wales Government and run by the Historic Houses Trust. William Swann, in 1904 bought the derelict house, saving it from certain destruction. The Swann family maintained the restored house for 65 years. For 60 of those years this responsibility was carried by the nine daughters of William and his wife, Elizabeth. This book traces the lives and times of these women who carved out careers for themselves in the horse-and-buggy era. With photos, documents, map and genealogical chart (family tree), and a comprehensive index. ISBN: 0947333800. Our Book No: 23152. $10 AUD.
66. Popovic, Dr Helena (2012). In Search of My Father: Dementia is No Match for a Daughter's Determination (Reprint ed). Brisbane: Choose Health. 346 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. An inspiring story of a daughter (a Serbian-Australian medical practitioner and motivational speaker) who is carer for her father: the man beyond the grief, despair and dementia. This moving story is part personal diary, part scientific treatise and part practical guide, put together with humorous anecdotes. ISBN: 9781742840048. Our Book No: 26664. $20 AUD.
67. Pugh, Clifton (illustrator); Smith, Ivan; Edinburgh, Duke of (foreword) & Scott, Sir Peter (foreword) (1984). The Wombat and the Dingo (1st this ed). Melbourne: Sun Books. 160 pp. Paperback wide small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, faint foxing edges, corner tips covers little scuffed, spine slightly faded, bottom corners some pages little creased, non-author written dedication. This children';s picture book is about the tragic death of a wombat in a bushfire and the effect of drought on the dingo and the other animals who fight to survive the harsh countryside. The sketches and paintings (colour photos) are by the famous Australian artist who has a healthy respect for nature which he shares with the narrator. The verse stories were originally published as two books in 1972 and 1977. ISBN: 0725104392. Our Book No: 29471. $15 AUD.
68. Radford, Ron (2007). Ocean to Outback: Australian Landscape Painting 1850 - 1950 (1st ed). Canberra: National Gallery of Australia (NGA). 119 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, map, colour illustrations (mostly full-page), minor edgewear. This book coincides with the exhibition undertaken as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the National Gallery of Australia. In the Director's foreword he states that he has included famous masterpieces of Australian art that are usually on permanent display at the National Gallery. The exhibition also includes interesting little-known works, that because of their condition, out-of-period framing and not enough hanging space at the National Gallery, have rarely or never been displayed in Canberra - these paintings have been cleaned and restored and reframed in time for the tour. The exhibition toured every Australian state and territory during 2007 - 2009, and included landscape paintings from every state and territory. ISBN: 9780642541451. Our Book No: 29473. $35 AUD.
69. Redding, George (1986). A History of North Ryde 1850 - 1950. Sydney, Allambie Heights: North Ryde Public School Ex-Pupils History Group. 112 pp. Paperback large wide thin octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, tiny scuff fore-edge rear cover, edges & pages lightly toned, small mark top edge, corner tips front cover little scuffed, corners front cover creased, spine little faded. This book is about the northern Sydney suburb of North Ryde prior to 1950. North Ryde was a distinctly rural community until well after World War 2. During the 1950s the character changed from a district of orchards, poultry farms and market gardens to one of intense development. The part north of Epping Road has become a significant light industrial area, and Macquarie University has added another dimension. ISBN: 1862523843. Our Book No: 29444. $17 AUD.
70. Rhodes, Carrolline; Hoban, Rhonda (foreword) (2015). Nambucca Valley: The Evolution of Community: The Centenary History Nambucca Shire Council 1915 -2015. Wauchope, NSW: Carrolline Rhodes / M&S Offset Pty Ltd (Printer). 368 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, map, tiny bump spine edge. This book is about the community of Nambucca Shire Council, located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.The author has written about the evolution of Nambucca Valley in the community over the last 100 years. The Mayor's foreword states the modern changes such as a woman chairing the meeting or reading business papers from an iPad would not have been done in the early years of the council. The local author and historian brings the history of the local people to life. A great way to learn about this part of Australia. ISBN: 9780646943619. Our Book No: 29491. $35 AUD.
71. Roderick, Colin (1966). Henry Lawson: Poet and Short Story Writer (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 70 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white illustrations (including frontispiece), some insect damage jacket (little chipped & rubbed, flap clipped), front cloth board little marked, edges little rubbed, small area rubbed free flyleaf (old price marks). This book is based on two lectures delivered at the University of Queensland under the aegis of the Commonwealth Literary Fund in June 1965. The first part refers to contemporary and latter-day criticism of Lawson as a poet, and challenges opinions expressed by critics in our own time. The second part begins with an examination of the modern short story, with reference to Lawsons' capacity and influences that shaped his approach to short story writing. Our Book No: 29489. $12 AUD.
72. Ross, Valerie (1988). Matthew Everingham: A First Fleeter and His Times. Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 167 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings & maps, considerable edgewear to spine, minor toning pages, internally excellent. The life of a convict arriving on the First Fleet, who eventually became a farmer in the Hawkesbury district. ISBN: 0908120370. Our Book No: 17195. $40 AUD.
73. Rushton, Philippe J. (1997). Race, Evolution and Behavior: A Life History Perspective (New ed). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. New afterword edition. Canadian academic psychologist critically examines important social and behavioral research on race relations and race differences. His controversial thesis is that these racial differences can only be adequatelt explained from an evolutionary perspective. ISBN: 1560009438. Our Book No: 17106. $30 AUD.
74. Sexton, Michael (2015). On the Edges of History: A Memoir of Law, Books and Politics. Ballarat, VIC: Connor Court Publishing. 270 pp. Paperback small octavo, as new condition. Michael Sexton has taken part in and recorded some of the most interesting history of Australia's post-war years. He tells the story here of his major cases as a lawyer, many of them as Solicitor General for New South Wales, and of his long involvement with politics and public administration. He recounts the controversies surrounding some of his own books, in particular his account of the Whitlam Government where he was a ministerial adviser, and his use of secret documents to reveal how Australia forced its way into the Vietnam War in the 1960s. A fascinating look at some of modern Australia's legal, political and literary history. (A printed copy of a print-on-demand, POD, book.). ISBN: 9781925138641. Our Book No: 17192. $20 AUD.
75. Shaw, Ian (2012). Glenrowan: The Legend of Ned Kelly and the Siege that Shaped a Nation (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top spine little scuffed, top corner rear cover & fore-edge one page creased, minor edgewear. A well-researched report on the action and violence of the 41-hour siege at Glenrowan, creating portraits of the real heros and the real villains. Bushranger Ned Kelly's daring and deeds made him famous, and Glenrowan made him immortal. ISBN: 9781742610986. Our Book No: 29474. $25 AUD.
76. Sheed, F. J. (editor) (1933). The Irish Way (Cheap ed). London: Sheed & Ward. 343 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, rebound green cloth cover (spine title label), new endpapers, pages lightly toned, corner tips few pages folded, foldout map at rear, minor edgewear. An anthology of 18 essays on important Irish Roman Catholics, from Saint Patrick (389 - 461) to Matt (Matthew) Talbot (1856 - 1925). Our Book No: 4262. $20 AUD.
77. Small, Clive; Gilling, Tom (2014). Milat: Inside Australia's Biggest Manhunt: A Detective's Story (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. This is the story of how NSW serial killer Ivan Milat was caught. The author goes inside the operation he led as his team painstakingly put together the evidence that put Milat behind bars. This is chilling, forensic, compassionate story told by the detective who was at the centre of the operation. ISBN: 9781743317914. Our Book No: 29475. $20 AUD.
78. Souter, Alexander (1999). Earliest Latin Commentaries on the Epistles of St Paul. Oxford: Sandpiper Books / Clarendon Press. 244 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), old price marks, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. These Latin commentaries on part of the New Testament were originally published from 360 AD to 410 AD. Reprint of a book originally published in 1929. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0198270011. Our Book No: 12017. $10 AUD.
79. Stambaugh, Joan (1986). The Real is Not the Rational (1st ed) [SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies]. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 130 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little faded, corner tips lightly scuffed, light crease bottom edge front cover & some pages, few tiny scuffs rear cover, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This book searches back into the history of philosophy to find the answers to: What is real? What is man?. The selected key stages in the history of the rationalist tradition, indicating the direction in which rationalism sought what is real are presented. The role of non-rationalist tendencies within rationalism and the shift to an emphasis on the irrational in the 19th century are also examined. Alternatives in Buddhism are also examined. ISBN: 0887061672. Our Book No: 29464. $25 AUD.
80. Stringer, Trica (2016). Heart of the Country (3rd Australian p/b ed) [Flinders Ranges]. Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 492 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, laminated coating little lifting along fore-edges covers, minor edgewear corners. This Australian historical novel is the first epic saga in the Flinders Ranges series. This is the story of three Australian families forging their paths in a land both beautiful and unforgiving. Their lives become intertwined by love aned community then ripped apart by hate and greed. ISBN: 9781489207005. Our Book No: 29480. $18 AUD.
81. Symons, Peter; Jumeaux, Dr Clyde (with) (2012). Brain-Fuel Depletion: Making Sense of Anxiety and Depression. Mt. Claremont, WA: Peter Symons. 227 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear corner tips covers & few pages. This is the authors story about surviving three brain haemorrhages and surgery, as well as two cardiac arrests. He recovered well, but his biggest challenge was suffering severe depression. In this book he explains a new form of depression - Brain-Fuel Depletion, and he discusses the symptoms, what the triggers are, and how to recover. ISBN: 9780987229618. Our Book No: 29454. $30 AUD.
82. Turnbull, Colin M. (1983). The Human Cycle (The Author of The Forest People Searches in the Rich Diversity of Human Society for the Life Patterns We All Share) (1st ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 283 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, light bump top spine, small scuff on spine, bottom corners few pages creased, small mark bottom edge, few light scratches covers, top corner flyleaf not bound into spine (pages firm), minor edgewear. This fascinating book is a study of the very nature of human culture by one of the world's foremost anthropologists. He examines some of our age-old assumptions about the differences between so-called "primitive" societies and the Western world. The book is based on an entire lifetime of research and spans four continents to present a comprehensive examination of such disparate cultures as the Mbuti of Zaire, the Hindus of Banaras, and middle-class Western society. ISBN: 0671226207. Our Book No: 29462. $15 AUD.
83. Uren, David (2015). Takeover: Foreign Investment and the Australian Psyche. Melbourne: Black Inc. 247 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. Did the Chiko Roll change Australian history? Yes - efforts by an American company to take over the company making the Roll in the early 1970s marked a turning point in Australian foreign investment policy. This is just one of the strange twists and turns in the buying and selling of Australia. An authoritative, engaging account of the history of foreign investment in Australia. It explores the strange coalitions of left and right protectionists that have sought to insulate us from the world economy. But Australia, alone among nations advanced or emerging, has been able to run deficits with the world throughout our history precisely because foreigners are so keen to invest here. ISBN: 9781863957540. Our Book No: 17193. $20 AUD.
84. Vallely, Dan (poems); Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (2004). The Lost World of Possum Creek (Reprint ed). Sydney: Woollahra Sales & Imports / Murray David Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, few creases covers, corner tips & spine covers little creased. A children's picture book in "The Possum Creek" series. A mix of Australian native animals and birds with prehistoric animals such as dinosaurs make this suitable for any age. ISBN: 1876553081. Our Book No: 29463. $10 AUD.
85. Vlastos, Gregory (1997). Socrates: Ironist and moral philosopher (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 334 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A study of the most enigmatic figure of Ancient Greek philosophy. The author captures Socrates' ground-breaking originality. Highlights the tensions in the Socratic search for the answer to the questions "How should we live?" ISBN: 052131450X. Our Book No: 29472. $26 AUD.
86. Warburton, Wayne (editor); Braunstein, Danya (editor) (2012). Growing Up Fast and Furious: Reviewing the Impacts of Violent and Sexualised Media on Children. Sydney: Federation Press. 249 pp. Paperback small octavo, as new condition. The editors are often approached by parents and professionals who work with children, and who have heard conflicting reports about the effects of violent or sexualised media on children. Usually, they simply want to know what the scientific research has found. This book summarises the research findings in plain language. World leading scholars in disciplines such as psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, law and ethics discuss what we currently know about the effects of television, movies, video games, music and advertising, as well as the ethical, legal and policy implications. This book is anchored in up-to-date scientific evidence, offers plenty of helpful, practical advice, and will assist everyone with an interest in the effects of media on children to be well informed. ISBN: 9781862878235. Our Book No: 17109. $25 AUD.
87. Washington, Haydn; Cook, John; Oreskes, Naomi Professor (foreword) (2011). Climate Change Denial: Heads in the Sand (1st ed). London: Earthscan Publications. 174 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear corner tips covers & some pages. This book shows how to break through denial, accept reality, and thus solve the climate crisis. The book will interest scientists, university students, climate change activists as well as the general public wanting to help reverse the current situation and act. ISBN: 9781849713368. Our Book No: 29465. $15 AUD.
88. Woodriff, Daniel (1986). Journal of H.M.S. Calcutta at Port Phillip [Victoriana Collection]. [Melbourne, Carlton]: Queensberry Hill Press. 60 pp. Hardback small octavo, full brown leather cover (boards gilt stamped), spine is ribbed (gilt lettering), very good plus condition, brown endpapers, large colour foldout map at rear, in cardboard slipcase. (Copy 67 of limited edition of 155 copies. Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) A facsimile of the diary of the Captain of HMS Calcutta, during her stay in Port Phillip Bay, October to December 1803, and originally published in the "Historical Records of New South Wales". Includes a large map of Port Phillip Bay (drawn from a copy in the "Victorian Geographical Journal"). ISBN: 0909174512. Our Book No: 17199. $120 AUD.
89. Young, Leonie; Janks, Avril; Gittoes, Jon (illustrator) (1995). I Wish I'd Travelled with Marco Polo [Been There Done That]. Sydney: Weldon Kids. Unnum 30 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), poster in rear pocket (pocket reglued to edge) small edge tear top edge map, top corners map creased, pocket little creased. This exciting collectable children's picture book features Marco Polo (1254 - 1323). Seven hundred years ago a boy named Marco Polo lived in Venice in Italy, and he travelled to Cathay (now called China) with his father. After a few years he wanted to return home. ISBN: 1875875042. Our Book No: 29451. $20 AUD.
90. Zadel, Stuart (2010). Think and Grow Rich Property. Sydney, Sutherland: TGR Seminars. 408 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as common, minor edgewear. Second edition. Cover subtitle: "Five strategies to go from zero to financial freedom in five years". By Sydney investor and seminar leader. Frequent references to "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill, but Napoleon Hill does not officially offer endorsement. ISBN: 9780975601471. Our Book No: 4265. $15 AUD.