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1. Al Muderis, Munjed; Weaver, Patrick (with) (2014). Walking Free (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 325 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, top corner tip front cover creased, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. This autobiography is the true story of a young doctor who fled war-torn Iraq, came to Australia as a refugee by boat, spent months in a detention centre, and went on to become a pioneering surgeon at the forefront of medicine. ISBN: 9781760110727. Our Book No: 28277. $20 AUD.
2. Auchinleck, Honor (2012). Elyne Mitchell: A Daughter Remembers. Sydney: HarperCollins. 320 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, front cover corner tip little creased, rear cover little scratched, minor edgewear. In this memoir the author remembers her upbringing in the Australian Alps and pays tribute to her remarkable family, and in particular to her mother, the writer of the "Silver Brumby" novels for young adults. ISBN: 9780732293499. Our Book No: 26862. $30 AUD.
3. Baker, A. J. (1979). Anderson's Social Philosophy: The Social Thought and Political Life of Professor John Anderson. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 152 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, stiffened cover, pages light toned as usual, owner's written name. John Anderson, the Scottish-Australian philosopher, was an influential and charismatic professor at the University of Sydney. His freethought lectures proved very controversial to conservatives, including the NSW Parliament Upper House. ISBN: 0207142165. Our Book No: 6062. $10 AUD.
4. Baron-Cohen, Simon (2011). Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty (1st ed). London: Allen Lane / Penguin Books. 190 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as usual, minimal edgewear. First edition. An expert in autism, developmental psychopathology and mindblindness, the author has always wanted to isolate and understand the factors that cause people to treat others as if they were mere objects. He turns the focus away from evil and onto the explanatory factor, empathy. He explores four new ideas. Firstly, that we all lie somewhere on an empathy spectrum, from high to low, from six degrees to zero degrees. Secondly, that deep within the brain lies the "empathy circuit". Thirdly, that empathy is not only something we learn but that there are also genes associated with empathy. Fourthly, a lack of empathy leads to mostly negative results (eg, psychopathy), but is sometimes positive (autism). ISBN: 9780713997910. Our Book No: 14919. $35 AUD.
5. Beaumont, Jeanette; Vere Hole, W. (1996). Letters from Louisa: A Woman's View of the 1890s, based on the Letters of Louisa Macdonald, First Principal of the Women's College, University of Sydney. Sydney, St Leonards: Allen & Unwin. 202 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This is the story of the contribution of one of Australia's early feminists. A young Scotswoman arrived in Australia in 1892, to become the first principal of the new Women's College at the University of Sydney. Louisa wrote letters to her friend and mentor in London, Eleanor Grove. Extracts from the letter's tell the story of the early days of the Women's College and give an insider's view of life at the University and in Sydney in the 1890s. Louisa was involved in campaigns for suffrage and against workplace exploitation, and made a major contribution to the higher education of women. ISBN: 1864480548. Our Book No: 29534. $15 AUD.
6. Bialas, Martin; Moltmann, Prof. Jurgen (introduction) (1990). The Mysticism of the Passion in St. Paul of the Cross: An Investigation of Passioncentrism in the Spiritual Doctrine of the Founder of the Passionist Congregation. San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 365 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, corners covers & botom edge little creased, tiny scuff spine, barcode sticker inside rear cover (imprint on rear cover), faint pen mark top edge. A comprehensive study of the spiritual and theological vision of St. Paul of the Cross, founder of a religious order (the Passionists), pastor and spiritual writer, who placed the suffering of the crucified Lord at the center of his life. The author, Fr. Bialas, a member of the same Passionist order, gives an overview of the personality of St. Paul of the Cross and his reliance on theological tradition. He then provides an extensive study on the mystery of the passion of Christ in the spirituality of St. Paul of the Cross. (Adapted from the German original by Paul vom Kreuz, 1694 - 1775). ISBN: 0898702955. Our Book No: 29535. $30 AUD.
7. Bickel, Lennard (1983). Florey: The Man Who Made Penicillin [Sun Papermac]. Melbourne: Sun / Pan Macmillan. 227 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small tear top spine repaired, minor edgewear. Biography of the Australian-born pathologist who invented penicillin, and changed millions of lives because of his groundbreaking discovery. (Originally published as "Rise Up to Life" in 1972.). ISBN: 0725104058. Our Book No: 20229. $10 AUD.
8. Bodkin, Frances; Robertson, Lorraine (illustrator) (2008). D'harawal Climate and Natural Resources (1st ed). Sydney: Envirobook. 112 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, beautiful colour drawings (watercolours, some full-page), poster MISSING, corner tip rear cover creased, minor edgewear. First edition. Written for primary school children, to explain indigenous knowledge of weather, animals and birds. When an illustrator met a keeper of indigenous stories, the results blossomed into this publication and an inspiring friendship. Shares knowledge of D'harawal (Dharawal) Country, which extends from the southern shores of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to the northern shores of the Shoalhaven River, and from the eastern shores of the Wollondilly River system to the eastern seaboard. Presented to the Natural Heritage Trust, Dharawal Traditional Knowledgeholders and Descendents Circle, the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Authority and the NSW Department of Education. ISBN: 9780980481013. Our Book No: 17254. $30 AUD.
9. Bradberry, Travis; Greaves, Jean; Lencioni, Patrick (foreword) (2009). Emotional Intelligence 2.0. San Diego: TalentSmaet. 262 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, minimal edgewear. This book has a single purpose - to increase your EQ. Succinctly explains how to deal with emotions creatively and employ our intelligence in a beneficial way. EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things. Delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential: 1) Self-Awareness 2) Self-Management 3) Social Awareness 4) Relationship Management. The website includes a new and enhanced version of the world's most popular intelligence test. ISBN: 9780974320625. Our Book No: 4016. $16 AUD.
10. Brennan, R. M. (1975). Across the Black Soil Plains: A History of the Warren District (Unstated 2nd ed). Sydney, Brookvale: Warren Shire Shire Council / Prior Press (Printer). 176 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, top edge little foxed, small edge tears jacket (rear cover rubbed), minor edgewear. A history of the Warren district and the Macquarie Valley, northwest of Dubbo in central New South Wales. ISBN: 0959901701. Our Book No: 17240. $35 AUD.
11. Brown, Archie (2010). The Rise and Fall of Communism (Reprint ed). London: Vintage Books. 720g pp. Paperback thick, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark rear cover. This book explains how and why Communists came to power: how they were able, in a many countries on different continents to hold on to power for so long - and what brought about the downfall of so many Communist systems. A definitive study of the most remarkable political and human story of modern times. ISBN: 9781845950675. Our Book No: 29538. $16 AUD.
12. Brown, Fred; Knightley, Phillip (foreword) & Gatt, Alison (illustrations) (2004). Fred Brown's Schooldays (1st ed). Canberra, Charnwood: Ginninderra Press. 262 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, few light scratches rear cover, minor edgewear, bookplate inside front cover. This is an unsparing, affectionate look at Canterbury Boys High School, Sydney, where the author was a pupil from 1940 to 1945. The book is a timeless story and it has funny stories and larger-than-life characters, teachers and students. The boys are growing up in a country at war. About a classical style of education from which there is still plenty to learn. ISBN: 1740272625. Our Book No: 29513. $25 AUD.
13. Brumby, Colin (1987). Harlequinade: Six Pieces for Piano [Plate F416]. Corby, Northants: Fentone Music. 14 pp. Paperback small folio, very good plus condition, glossy card cover (stapled), minimal edgewear. Sheet music by Australian composer from University of Queensland, reflecting six well-known dramatic characters from an old form of Italian entertainment known as "commedia dell'arte": Arlecchino (Harlequin) - Columbina (Columbine) - Doore Gratiano (Doctor Gratiano) - Pulcinella (Punch) - Pantalone (Panaloon) - Il Capitano (The Captain). Our Book No: 17229. $15 AUD.
14. Bushby, John E. P. (2009). Saltbush Country: History of the Deniliquin District (Reprint ed). Deniliquin, NSW: Deniliquin Newspapers Pty Ltd. 424 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, thin card covers, black & white text-photos, maps, light wear spine ends, spine edges lightly rubbed,, minor edgewear. This book is based around the town of Deniliquin. The author goes through the settlement of the Riverine Plain, telling of it founders and of the difficulties they encountered. The story of John Taylor who "organised" the town over a period of 20 years gives a fascinating look at town life in the 1860s. The book ends with a never-before-published account of the Falkiner electric road train and the problems associated with the great irrigation projects of the area. An important contribution to history of one of the previously scantily recorded regions of New South Wales. This 1980 book was originally privately published with the assistance of Deniliquin Historical Society. ISBN: 0908120400. Our Book No: 29508. $30 AUD.
15. Clack, E. W. (1990). Early History of Toronto (3rd ed). City Not Stated: Lake Macquarie & District Historical Society. 40 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A history of Toronto, in the Lake Macquarie District, central coast New South Wales. (ISBN not printed in book. A reprint rather than a new edition.). ISBN: 064602261X. Our Book No: 17247. $15 AUD.
16. Cork, Kevin J. (1982). The Flicks: A History of the Cinemas from Parramatta to the Nepean, N.S.W. Sydney, Seven Hills: Australian Theatre Historical Society (ATHS). 93 pp. Paperback large quarto, stapled (covered by cloth spine), very good condition, black & white text-photos & posters, base spine repaired, pages lightly toned as common, minor edgewear, errata sheet tipped in inside rear cover. The first book to document all the cinema buildings in this part of the western suburbs of Sydney (Australia). ISBN: 0959275304. Our Book No: 12970. $45 AUD.
17. Corris, Peter (2013). The Dunbar Case (Large print ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin / ReadHowYouWant. 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips rear cover little rubbed, corner one page creased. This optimized ReadHowYouWant edition contains the complete, unabridged text of the original publisher's edition. Other aspects of the book may vary from the original edition. The text in this edition has been formatted and typeset to make reading easier and more enjoyable for all kinds of readers. Cliff Hardy has to solve the mysteries of a 19th century shipwreck. One to keep the fans guessing. ISBN: 9781459660465. Our Book No: 29504. $20 AUD.
18. Cousins, Arthur (1994). The Garden of New South Wales: A History of Illawarra and Shoalhaven. [Wollongong, NSW]: Illawarra Historical Society. 366 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. Local history of the Illawarra and Shoalhaven districts, including Wollongong). Originally published in 1948 by the Producers' Co-op Distributing Society, Sydney. ISBN: 0909164177. Our Book No: 17114. $45 AUD.
19. Coustas, Mary (2013). All I Know: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Life (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 202 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The Australian actress, comedian and TV personality reveals her life (famous for the Greek-Australian character "Effie"), including meeting George, the love of her life. The story begins with a colourful childhood in Collingwood and Doncaster, Victoria, and ending in Bondi, Sydney. There is heartbreak as she recounts the deaths of her father, grandmother and her daughter Stevie. But ultimately, it is an enriching and uplifting celebration of the magic of life, and making the best you can from the things that happen along the way. ISBN: 9781743315651. Our Book No: 29539. $16 AUD.
20. Cubbin, David; Rosser, Alison (1973). Scales and Arpeggios for Flute [Allans Edition, no. 1120: Plate: B.9363]. Melbourne: Allans Music. 20 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, card cover (stapled), minor edgewear. Sheet music, being disciplined exercises for preparing students for examination, prepared by the two distinguished Australian music teachers and flautists. Our Book No: 14846. $15 AUD.
21. Damasio, Antonio R. (1994). Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain (1st ed). New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. 312 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, dual binding (has superior binding along spine), minor edgewear jacket. First edition. This book starts with the story of Phineas Gage, the famous 19th-century case of behavioral change that followed brain damage, and is followed by the contemporary recreation of Gage's brain. The author uses his own experiences with neurological patients affected by brain damage, to show how the absence of emotion and feeling can destroy rationality. The book is written with clarity and grace, and is certain to start impassioned debate about the origin of reason in the brain, and about the relationship between mind and body in general. ISBN: 0399138943. Our Book No: 27523. $20 AUD.
22. Dauvergne, Peter (2001). Loggers and Degradation in the Asia-Pacific: Corporations and Environmental Management (1st p/b ed) [Cambridge Asia-Pacific Studies]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 202 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear & rubbing, bookplate (review copy). Academic (University of Sydney) demonstrates how corporate loggers have irreparably damaged much of the tropical forests in the Asia-Pacific region during the past 40 years. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 052100134X. Our Book No: 12045. $10 AUD.
23. David, Elizabeth (1969). Dried Herbs, Aromatics and Condiments. London: Elizabeth David Kitchen Utensils / Printed by Hopkins & Bailey Ltd. 20 pp. Paperback small square, good condition, stapled (rusted), card covers, covers little marked & faded, edges little foxed, few tiny edge tears, minor edgewear. Recipes by the famous British cookery writer. A description of various herbs, etc., including recipes. A charming little booklet to add to a cookery book collection. Our Book No: 29519. $20 AUD.
24. David, Elizabeth (1969). Syllabubs and Fruit Fools (1st ed). London: Constable. 20 pp. Paperback small square, good condition, stapled (rusted), card covers, covers little faded & marked, small stain top edge, bottom corner last page & cover creased, light foxing middle pages, minor edgewear. Recipes by the famous British cookery writer. A history of the syllabubs and fruit fools (English whipped cream desserts), including recipes. A charming little booklet to add to a cookery book collection. Our Book No: 29527. $20 AUD.
25. David, Elizabeth (1970). The Baking of an English Loaf (Reprint ed). London: Elizabeth David Ltd / Printed by Hopkins & Bailey Ltd. 24 pp. Paperback small square, fair condition, stapled (rusted), card covers, covers little marked & faded, cover corners & few pages little creased, pages little foxed, few stains covers & pages, LOOSE centre page, minor edgewear. Recipes by the famous British cookery writer. A history of the English loaf, including recipes. A charming little booklet to add to a cookery book collection. (First published in Queen Magazine on December 4, 1968.). Our Book No: 29528. $15 AUD.
26. David, Elizabeth; Daintrey, Adrian (illustrator) (2000). Summer Cooking (Reprint, revised & enlarged ed). London: Penguin Group. 234 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations,top corner tip front cover creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is full of meals suitable for the table, buffet, or picnic that are light, easy to prepare and based on seasonal ingredients. The famous British cooking writer shows how the use of herbs can enhance simple meals, such as fish, egg and meat. (Originally published, 1953, and here revised and enlarged.). ISBN: 0140469974. Our Book No: 29530. $15 AUD.
27. Day, Woman's (1997). Diana: Princess of Wales 1961 - 1997: Woman's Day: A Special Tribute. Sydney: Woman's Day. 24 pp. Ephemera, small quarto magazine format, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, many colour text-photos, corner tip rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. A photographic tribute to Princess Diana from the Australian women's magazine. Contains a montage of covers from the magazine featuring Princess Diana. Our Book No: 11930A. $10 AUD.
28. de Vaus, D. A. (David A.) (1991). Surveys in Social Research (3rd ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 379 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, top spine little bumped. Well-regarded textbook on how to plan, conduct and analyse social surveys, by Australian academic sociologist (Latrobe University, Melbourne). ISBN: 1863730990. Our Book No: 12030. $12 AUD.
29. Deedes, W. F. (2003). At War with Waugh: The Real Story of Scoop [Evelyn Waugh]. London: Macmillan. 135 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, lightly creased rear cover jacket. Deedes and Evelyn Waugh were both journalists reporting the war in Abyssinia (Ethiopia) during 1935. Deedes was the model for Boot in Waugh's novel "Scoop". ISBN: 1405005734. Our Book No: 11772. $10 AUD.
30. Diamond, Jared (2013). The World Until Yesterday (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 499 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, map, tables, bottom corner rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. Explores how tribal people approach essential human problems, from health and diet to conflict resolution and language. He discovers that we can learn a lot from their traditional ways. ISBN: 9780141024486. Our Book No: 29524. $18 AUD.
31. Dickinson, Terence (editor) (1976). The Zeta Reticuli Incident. Milwaukee: Astronomy Today / Astromedia Corporation. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, colour drawings, maps, adverts, minor edgewear. Debate by astronomers and ufologists about a star map drawn in response to an UFO abductee experience by Betty and Barney Hill in 1961, allegedly depicting the home star system of extraterrestrial visitors. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12059. $10 AUD.
32. Downes, Stephen (2003). Blackie (1st ed). Sydney: Knopf / Random House. 198 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket. An unlikely friendship between a man and a backfence stray cat. This wonderful story is a deeply moving yet unsentimental story about Blackie, one of three kittens found by the his sons at the bottom of their garden. The book describes the life and death of Blackie - and the intense experience of loving a cat. ISBN: 1740512626. Our Book No: 23794. $15 AUD.
33. Durack, Mary (1984). Sons in the Saddle (Reprint ed). London / Melbourne: Constable / Hutchinson Australia. 442 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece portrait, black & white text-photos, spine faded jacket (minor edgewear). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A sequel to "Kings in Grass Castles", about the pioneering Durack family in the Kimberleys, Western Australia (written by the famous novelist in the family). A wonderfully readable and lively family saga, centred on the commanding figure of her father, Michael (M. P.) Durack. ISBN: 0091484200. Our Book No: 3442. $25 AUD.
34. Dusevic, Tom (2016). Whole Wild World: A Memoir. Sydney: New South / University of New South Wales Press. 257 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The journalist tries to make sense of his parents' history and identity, known but unknowable, as post-war refugees from Croatia, living in suburban Sydney in the 1970s. He wants to free himself from his family's quirks and the past and finds he can escape in quiet moments of awe and simplicity. ISBN: 9781742234724. Our Book No: 29533. $18 AUD.
35. Eagle Feather, Ken (2007). Toltec Dreaming: Don Juan's Teachings on the Energy Body. Rochester, VT: Bear & Company / Inner Traditions. 259 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. A metaphysical instruction manual on the role of dreaming in the Toltec tradition. Presents the history of dreaming within the Toltec tradition, and provides a practical how-to manual for achieving and maximizing dreaming potential. The Toltec Way superimposes on the waking world the subtle physics of the dream world in order to create a conscious dreaming body, often referred to as an out-of-body experience, that can allow anyone to use dreaming as a vehicle to higher consciousness. Describes the energy body, its modes of perception, and how it produces dreaming. Provides an outline of the dream gates showing how they correspond to the chakras. Includes detailed instructions for awakening dreaming potential and for exercising and expanding the dreaming body. ISBN: 9781591430728. Our Book No: 17253. $18 AUD.
36. Earnshaw, Beverley (2000). One Flag, One Hope, One Destiny: Sir Joseph Carruthers and Australian Federation. Sydney, Kogarah: Kogarah Historical Society. 190 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including full-page portraits), rear cover scratched, fore-edge few pages little ceased, minor edgewear. Sir Joseph Carruthers was a member of the NSW Parliament for 45 years and premier from 1904 to 1907. Many of his reforms are so ingrained in our daily lives that we take them for granted. He was a champion of the Australian worker and an early environmentalist but his most enduring accomplishment was his Federation role (as the chosen successor of Sir Henry Parkes who died before Federation was achieved). ISBN: 1876409088. Our Book No: 17246. $20 AUD.
37. Fenton, Peter (2015). Australia's Forgotten Heroes: The Southpaw, the Diva and the Diggers: A story of Forgotten Australian Heroes - Vic Patrick, Flight and World War II Diggers. Melbourne: Brolga Press. 314 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, bottom corner front cover little creased, bottom corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). This is the story of two of the most admired sports heros, dynamic southpaw boxer Vic Patrick and a thoroughbred equine diva named Flight. Each was very talented, each created history and each had a stark, remorseless courage which epitomised the war years. ISBN: 9781925367102. Our Book No: 29526. $18 AUD.
38. Flynn, Michael (1994). Settlers and Seditionists: The People of the Convict Ship Surprize 1794. Sydney, Newtown: Angela Lind. 184 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), endpaper maps, minimal edgewear, old price marks. The story of the voyage of the convict ship Surprize, which transported convicts to Sydney Town in 1794. Published to mark the 200th anniversary of the voyage. Among the convicts were the first political prisoners, being the four Scottish martyrs: lawyer Thomas Muir, Rev. Thomas Palmer, William Skirving, and Maurice Margarot. Most of the book is a detailed reference list and biography of each of the convicts. ISBN: 0646205412. Our Book No: 17233. $80 AUD.
39. Gennoe, Michele (2014). Mindful Leadership: 7 Steps to Transforming Your Business and Your Life (1st ed) [Seven Steps]. [Sydney, Neutral Bay]: Michele Gennoe / Printed by Excite Books, Prahran. 154 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-models, minor edgewear, inspirational note and the name Michele on title page. This book is a practical and comprehensive blueprint to create an inspiring life on your own terms. The author has incorporated the best of both corporate leadership and personal development to provide an easy-to-read and use book. ISBN: 9780992599805. Our Book No: 29531. $22 AUD.
40. Gilbert, Lionel (1985). William Woolls: A Most Useful Colonist. Canberra: Mulini Press. 138 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear. William Woolls was a young orphan migrant who became a schoolmaster at King's School, Parramatta. Later he was ordained as an Anglican and appointed as Rector at Richmond. He was a tireless writer and a dedicated amateur botanist who eagerly investigated the vegetation of his adopted environment and wrote many pioneer works on Australian plants. ISBN: 0949910155. Our Book No: 17244. $20 AUD.
41. Gillen, Mollie (1985). The Search for John Small, First Fleeter (1st ed). Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 189 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, maps, colour frontispiece (reverse side little foxed), edges lightly foxed, spine little faded jacket (small edge tears). John Small was longest living male convict transported to Botany Bay on the First Fleet in 1788. Gillen reports on her seemingly impossible task of tracing the records of a minor criminal in Britain. Considerable historical details about the adventures of the First Fleet and of Small's life in Sydney. Painstaking research shows that John Small and his wife Mary Parker proved themselves themselves good citizens, and lead a happy family life. ISBN: 0908120583. Our Book No: 14649. $70 AUD.
42. Groves, Russell; Leeder, Albert Leonard (2013). Albert Leonard Leeder: A Full Life - Full of Life (1880 - 1961): A Biography of a Respected Baptist Minister. Sydney, Macquarie Park: Greenwood Press / Baptist Historical Society of New South Wales. 136 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, top spine little rubbed, minor edgewear. This biography is about Albert Leonard Leeder who was born on 30th June 1880 to a farming family in Essex, U.K. In 1908 Albert and his wife Margaret left the "land of their birth" and sailed to Australia "the land of their adoption." Albert rarely used his Christian name: he was known to friends, family and colleagues as Leonard, Len, A.L.L. or A.L. Leeder. He accepted a call to the pastorate of the Moonah Baptist Church in Tasmania. Ministries at Maryborough (Queensland), Lithgow (NSW) and Pymble (NSW) followed. When he retired he was appointed as honorary Chaplain at "Bethel", a nursing home for elderly ladies sponsored by the Ashfield Baptist Church. He continued this work until a few weeks before his death at the age of 81 years. ISBN: 9780987136152. Our Book No: 29541. $30 AUD.
43. Haidar, Munir; Saab, Omar F. (foreword) (2011). My Revival from Cancer: An Effective Way for Fighting Cancer. Sydney, Liverpool: Samarah Publishing. 216 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, covers little scratched, bottom corners front cover & few pages little creased, few tiny spots top edge, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication flyleaf). This book is the author's personal journey through cancer. He used positive attitude, exercise and a discerningly devised diet to fight his cancer, and in this book he discusses how he did this. The book includes recipes at the back. ISBN: 9780987078308. Our Book No: 29511. $30 AUD.
44. Hanson, Raymond (1976). Piano Sonata Op. 12 [Albert Edition 431: Plate AE431G]. Sydney: J. Albert & Son. 34 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, card cover (stapled), minor edgewear. This sheet music was sketched and written in 1938 - 1940, and revised and completed in 1963. Publication assisted by the Music Board of Australia Council. ISBN: 0909700834. Our Book No: 17126. $16 AUD.
45. Harris, Joel Chandler (1905). Nights with Uncle Remus, by the Author of "Uncle Remus", with Illustrations [Cole's Special Edition]. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 312 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), pages toned 9cover lightly toned), spine repaired (black cloth, original spine laid down), some edgewear. (Estimated date, 1900s, Trove catalogue.) Classic tales told by the old Georgian African-American slave, featuring Brer Rabbit, 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. $80 AUD.
46. Hart, E. Gertrude; Hart, Annie A.; Holgate, T. W. (illustrator) (1902). At the Bend of the Creek: A Story of Australia. London: S. W. Partridge & Co. 127 pp. Hardback small (19.0 x 13.2 cm), blue pictorial cloth cover, very good condition, full-page black & white drawings (including frontispiece), cloth cover little flecked, new endpapers, pages toned as usual (few edge tears), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, written prize dedication front free flyleaf. (Estimated date, 1902, Trove catalogue. Also date of dedication) A classic Australian novel for young adults. Plus 24p publisher's catalogue of popular illustrated books. Muir 3327. Sydnet Inner West interest, dedication reads: "Awarded to Hilda Tucker (Lucker?) for General Proficiency. Supt Public School Annandale, J. Warren, Mistress." Our Book No: 14262. $120 AUD.
47. Haukelid, Knut (1989). Skis Against the Atom: The Exciting First-Hand Account of Heroism and Daring Sabotage during the Nazi Occupation of Norway (2nd revised ed). Minot, ND: North American Heritage Press. 244 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, maps, frontispiece, bottom corners covers little creased, tiny mark rear of flyleaf & title page, minor edgewear. This is the story of Knut Haukelid and his small, but courageous band of Norwegian soldiers and their successful sabotage of the Nazi's supply of "heavy water". The water produced at a facility in occupied Norway was vital to Hitler's race with the United States to develop the atomic bomb. The authors story is an intimate account of the valiant and self-sacrificing service that the not-to-be-subdued Norwegians performed for the whole free world. ISBN: 0942323076. Our Book No: 29514. $20 AUD.
48. Hellyer, Jill (2013). Letters to Huldah. Sydney, Glebe: Puncher & Wattmann. 196 pp. Paperback octavo, flexicover with decorated boards (photo of author on cover), very good condition, black & white photos, edges & pages lightly toned, top of spine slightly bumped, tiny bump spine edge. This is a collection of letters between the poet Jill Hellyer and her English teacher at North Sydney Girls School. From the author's note: Huldah Mary Turner (nee Snedden) was born in 1906 in Tamworth and was one of the few women to gain a master's degree from Sydney University in the early twenties. Huldah was the first women in NSW to become Vice Principal and Acting Principal of the Universaity of Newcastle. In later travels around Australia she was inspired to write poetry. Dated from 1988 to 1994 the author's letters to Huldah gradually reveal the details of her own life. The author (1925 - 2012) was a poet, founding executive secretary of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), and corresponded and was friends with many outstanding Australian and International writers. She was awarded an OAM in 2006 for her contribution to Australian poetry and her work for the ASA. ISBN: 9781921450938. Our Book No: 29537. $25 AUD.
49. Helyer, Marjorie; Phillips, W. Francis (illustrator) (1951). Down a Country Lane [Plate: 17490]. Sevenoaks, Kent: Novello & Company. 10 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour pictorial cover (stapled), minimal edgewear. Sheet music for 10 piano pieces with simple harmonies for beginners (children), accompanied by playful drawings: In the meadow - Raindrops - Sheepdog - Little lambs - Fairy trumpets - Twelve o'clock - On tip toe - See saw - Curious - A Little tune. (Copyright, 1951. Probable later reprint.). Our Book No: 17230. $12 AUD.
50. Helyer, Marjorie; Phillips, W. Francis (illustrator) (1951). Over the Hills [Plate: 17490]. Sevenoaks, Kent: Novello & Company. 10 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour pictorial cover (stapled), minor edgewear. Sheet music for 10 piano pieces with simple harmonies for beginners (children), accompanied by playful drawings (fox and turtle cover design): A fireside story - Water wagtail - A lullaby - In a hurry - The cowslip field - The wishing well - Swaying trees - Soldiers - Galloping horses - Wild dafodils. (Copyright, 1951. Probable later reprint.). Our Book No: 17231. $10 AUD.
51. Henshaw, Sarah (2014). The Bookshop that Floated Away. London: Constable. 260 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. In 2009, a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It asked for a GBP 30,000 loan to buy a black-and-cream narrowboat and a small hoard of books. The manager said no. Nevertheless "The Book Barge" opened six months later and enjoyed the happy patronage of local readers nd a growing number of eccentrics. Business wasn't always easy, so one May morning owner Sarah set off for six months chugging the length and breadth of the country. Books were bartered for food, accommodation, bathroom facilities and cake. During the journey, the barge suffered a flooded engine, went out to sea, got banned from Bristol and even floated away altogether. ISBN: 9781472108050. Our Book No: 17250. $10 AUD.
52. Hogan, Michael (2012). Almost Like Home: Living in Bradfield Park. Sydney, Gordon: Ku-Ring-Gai Historical Society. 187 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, black & white photos. The little documented story of the thousands of people who lived in an ex-RAAF camp at Bradfield Park (West Lindfield) in postwar Sydney. In 1947, the Housing Commisssion leased part of the camp for emergency housing, and after 1949, British migrants and European refugees settled there, until the camp was closed in 1971. The site was given to the CSIRO for its National Measurement Laboraatory. The CSIRO later sold part of the site for expensive housing. ISBN: 9780646571386. Our Book No: 17248. $40 AUD.
53. Holthouse, Hector (1998). S'pose I Die: The Evelyn Maunsell Story (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 227 pp. Paperback small, good condition, maps, black & white text-photos, light foxing top edge, light creases covers, few tiny ink spots inside front cover & flyleaf, edges lightly toned. he story of Evelyn Maunsell's life in the Mitchell River country and on the Atherton Tableland of Australia's Cape York Peninsula during the early 1900s. She was an English girl on a world trip who married a local pastoralist. Based on her written recollections of those days and numerous conversations with the author, who has written the story in its present form. This book is written after the gold rush was over and beef had replaced gold as its main export. Describes great hardships, and frequent interactions with local Aborigines. ISBN: 0207187649. Our Book No: 29505. $10 AUD.
54. Horniman, Joanne; Turnbull, Samone (illustrator) (1995). Furry-back and the Lizard-thing. Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus Books / Scholastic Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback large square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minimal foxing, minor edgewear. Australian children's picture story about a girl who finds a lizard and tries to keep it indoors, where it has an uneasy relationship with her cat. But ultimately a wild animal wants to be free. The illustrations are acrylics on canvas board. ISBN: 1862911819. Our Book No: 11844. $18 AUD.
55. Howell, Cate; Worboys, Susan Dr (illustrations) & Barnard, Alex (illustrations) (2010). Keeping the Blues Away: The Ten-Step Guide to Reducing the Relapse of Depression (1st ed). Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing. 154 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear (mainly cover corner tips). This book is a clinically tested programme to help prevent depression from returning. The book has information and exercises to teach coping, cognitive-behavioural and interpersonal skills and strategies to prevent relapses, drawing on a wide array of evidence-based techniques. The programme is designed for use by GPs or mental health professionals in supporting patients, involving family members or carers where possible, and accommodating medication and the management of co-existing medical problems where necessary. ISBN: 9781846193729. Our Book No: 29521. $25 AUD.
56. Jacobson, O. F. (1997). Illawarra Mountain Railway, New South Wales (Reprint ed). Wollongong, NSW: Illawarra Historical Society. 64 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, card cover (stapled), black & white text-photos, map, glossy paper, minimal edgewear. ISBN: 0909164037. Our Book No: 17251. $15 AUD.
57. Karl, Jonathan (1995). The Right to Bear Arms: The Rise of America's New Militias. New York: HarperPaperbacks. 178 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, black & white ext-photos centre spread, inside covers very toned, pages toned, minor edgewear. A timely and well-researched book by New York Post investigative reporter, that traces the rise of the American militia movement, interviews hundreds of militia members around the country, and returns with an eye-opening account of what these Americans are actually thinking. ISBN: 0061010154. Our Book No: 4275. $10 AUD.
58. Kieckhefer, Richard (2000). Magic in the Middle Ages [Cambridge Medieval Textbooks]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 219 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, CANCELLED EX-LIBRARY, review label inside front cover. Surveys the growth and development of magic in medieval Europe. He examines its relation to religion, science, philosophy, art, literature, and politics before introducing the kinds of people who practiced magic, and the reasoning behind their beliefs. The book also looks at many other aspects of life in the Middle Ages. ISBN: 0521785766. Our Book No: 29512. $18 AUD.
59. Liquid Fuel Control Board, Commonwealth (1943). [RATION TICKETS] Three Ration Tickets for Motor Spirit. Canberra: Department of Supply & Development. N/a pp. Each ticket: Very small oblong (4 x 6 cm), very good condition, single colour, blue or sepia (brown-coloured), minor edge tears, marks & creasing. Three ration tickets issued by the Australian Government during World War 2 (WW2). One gallon, blue coloured, no expiry date (x1). Two gallons, sepia coloured, no expiry date (x2). Our Book No: 17110A. $30 AUD.
60. Long, Graham (2013). Love Over Hate: Finding Life By the Wayside. [Melbourne]: Slattery Media Group. 239 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, one black & white photo, colour photos, minor edgewear corner tips. The author is the Pastor of The Wayside Chapel in Kings Cross, Sydney. Reverend Graham Long has seen and heard everything life has to give, both good and bad. This book is part-memoir, part philosophical journey, and it is a gift to humanity - a book about the joy of living. Includes the best of the Inner Circle newsletter. ISBN: 9780987500250. Our Book No: 29282. $30 AUD.
61. Mackellar, Dorothy; Hilder, J. J. (illustrator) (1983). My Country: A Poem by Dorothea Mackellar with Decorations and Illustrations by J. J. Hilder (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 6 pp. Paperback small, stapled, illustrated card covers, very good condition, colour illustrations, bottom corner creased front cover, spine little creased, staples little rusted. This delightful little book is a blend of words and pictures. The watercolour paintings were first published in "The Art of J. J. Hilder" in 1918. The well-loved artist who died at age 35, and the well-loved poet who was loved for her poems about nature, shared a rare talent for evoking the infinite and varied moods of nature in the Australian landscape. ISBN: 020714561X. Our Book No: 29525. $14 AUD.
62. Malouf, David (2009). Ransom (Reprint ed). Sydney: Knopf. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Reprint edition. Australian novel, in which the author revisits Homer's Iliad (the Ancient Greek epic poem), adding a new and uplifting dimension to the classic story of rage, pride and grief. Written with lightness and humanity, and profoundly affecting, this novel reflects upon the bonds between dear friends, fathers and sons, and bitter enemies. ISBN: 9781741668377. Our Book No: 15594. $15 AUD.
63. McFarlane, Brian (2015). Double - Act: The Remarkable Lives and Careers of Googie Withers and John McCallum (1st ed). Melbourne, Clayton: Monash University Publishing. 241 pp. Paperback large wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, light bump top corner rear cover, small crease edge rear cover, few tiny scratches front cover, minor edgewear. This is the story of Googie Withers and John McCallum. Googie portrayed everything from brazen murderesses to Lady Bracknell. John performed in all the acting media and was a pioneer producer in Australian television. He brought Skippy into our lives, and was the managing director of a big theatrical firm and a film director, playwright and author. John and Googie were married for 62 years, uncommon in the entertainment world. The author has written a wonderful joint biography that reads as an absorbing story. ISBN: 9781922235725. Our Book No: 29516. $30 AUD.
64. Mead, Tom (1999). Man is Never Free: Martyrs of Injustice (New ed). Sydney: Dolphin Books. 239 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). Estimated date: 1999 (Trove catalogue). Cover subtitle: "The enthralling true story of the Tolpuddle martyrs - rural labourers convicted on a legal technicality - sentenced to seven years transportation to Australia for daring to start one of Britain's first trade unions". ISBN: 0958532524. Our Book No: 20200. $12 AUD.
65. Melville, Henry (1970). Convicts of Van Diemen's Land. Brisbane: Australian Publishing Co. 188 pp. Paperback wide, very good condition, flexible cover, minor edgewear. Consists mainly of a reprint of a book by Henry Melville (1800 - 1874), written in 1835, while in jail in Hobart Town (see page xv). Describes in detail life in Van Diemen's Land at that time, during the administration of Lieut. Governor Colonel George Arthur. The preliminary pages consist of revealing commentary about convicts, including extracts from notes by an officer of the Convicts Department, Port Puer. (Estimated date, 1970. Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 17118. $15 AUD.
66. Moore, Barry P. (1978). Life on Forty Acres: A Saga of Australian Rural Life. Faringdon, Oxon: E. W. Classey Ltd. 184 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good plus condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings (few full-page), endpapers lightly toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed & bumped, two tiny dents top edge, owner's written name. The author is a naturalist who bought his own property in Australia. He has an interest in nature and his environment, and wanted to share the pleasures and frustrations of living and working on his own land, with anyone who would like to learn about Australia's natural environment. The fascinating drawings are by the author. He shows a great understanding of the Australian bush and all that it has to offer. ISBN: 0860960005. Our Book No: 29509. $15 AUD.
67. Murray, Amelia Jane (1985). A Regency Lady's Faery Bower. London: William Collins. 64 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour plates, minor edgewear jacket (tiny dent front cover). Amelia Jane Murray, born in 1800 on the Isle of Man, painted a magical series of fairy pictures which have never been previously published. Flowers, birds and winged insects are all careful studies in natural history. The seascapes are both romantic and real. Amelia left no explanation for her drawings. The text of this beautiful children's picture book attempts to complement the pictures with a combination of poetry and appreciation. Suitable for older children and adults who appreciate art and literature. ISBN: 0001950398. Our Book No: 29540. $15 AUD.
68. Nelson, Thomas (1894). Children's Treasury of Pictures and Stories 1894. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons. 128 pp. Hardback small wide octavo, good condition, colour pictorial cover, black & white drawings (many full-page), front free flyleaf removed, endpapers little toned, edgewear & spinewear, owner's rubber stamp. An early issue of an illustrated annual series books for children, containing short stories and verse. First story: Little Jack and What a "Sunbeam" Did for Him. Rear cover: Greedy Puppies, in verse by H. M. Whitlaw. Our Book No: 4273. $20 AUD.
69. Nicoll, Fiona (2001). From Diggers to Drag Queens. Sydney, Annandale: Pluto Press. 268 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, cover corner tips lightly bent, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear. This book is a serious look at the forces that have shaped how Australians see themselves since Gallipoli. The author writes about an array of national icons, from the digger's face in official war art through to the art and rituals of reconciliation and multiculturalism. The book shows that Australians have always been more diverse than the traditional histories suggest. ISBN: 1864031182. Our Book No: 29522. $15 AUD.
70. Norington, Brad (2016). Planet Jackson: Power, Greed and Unions (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover corner lightly creased. Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union (HSU). But what if Jackson was just as corrupt as Williamson? Or worse? While Jackson was being portrayed as a Joan of Arc figure, she was spending vast amounts of her own union members' money on international holidays, fashion, jewellery, a mortgage, and even part of a divorce settlement. This is the real HSU story - the staggering misuse of the union dues of some of the lowest paid workers in Australia. ISBN: 9780522870336. Our Book No: 17234. $18 AUD.
71. Norris, Mary (2015). Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 228 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, top corners little bumped, minor edgewear jacket. Very funny descriptions of common problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage, by a long-term style editor of the New Yorker magazine. The author gives clear explanations of how to handle them. There are examples ranging from Charles Dickens and Emily Dickinson to The Simpsons and Gillian Flynn. ISBN: 9781922182937. Our Book No: 29507. $20 AUD.
72. O'Neill, Margot (2008). Blind Conscience (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 286 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips creased front cover, minor edgewear, barcode sticker inside rear cover. This very moving book is the story of the people who struggled to get asylum seekers out of detention and change government policy. The author is an ABC-TV Lateline journalist who covered many of these stories as they were happening. Inspiring and disturbing in equal measure, with a gripping narrative that will surprise many readers. ISBN: 9780868408538. Our Book No: 29503. $18 AUD.
73. Rabin, Sean (2016). Wood Green. Sydney: Giramondo Publishing Company. 335 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips covers little scuffed, bottom corner rear cover & spine little creased, minimal edgewear. Australian novel set in Tasmania. This novel is about Michael, an aspiring writer who takes a job as the secretary to his literary hero, Lucian Clarke, a reclusive novelist with a mysterious past. Lucian lives in a cottage in a village on a mountain outside Hobart, named Wood Green. ISBN: 9781925336085. Our Book No: 29520. $18 AUD.
74. Rayner, Tony (2005). Female Factory, Female Convicts: The Story of the More than 13,000 Women Exiled from Britain to Van Diemen's Land (Reprint ed). Dover, TAS: Esperance Press. 200 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. The experiences of female convicts transported to NSW and Van Diemen's Land, with an examination of female factories, particularly Hobart's Cascades Female Factory. ISBN: 1876342137. Our Book No: 17119. $26 AUD.
75. Rogers, Bob; O'Brien, Denis (with) (2008). Rock'n'roll Australia: The Australian Pop Scene 1954 - 1964 (New ed). Sydney: Burbank Production Services (BPS). 190 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (some full-page), front cover corner tips little scuffed, minor edgewear & rubbing, old price marks. The veteran Australian disk jockey and radio broadcaster (currently, 2CH, Sydney) relates the story of rock 'n' roll in Australia from a social history view. The inside story on overseas acts like Bill Haley, the Comets and the Beatles, as well as insights into Australia's home-grown talent. Documents an era in Australian history that will most likely never be repeated. (In Bob's foreword he states that this book is mainly a reprint of the first edition, 1975. He has updated the foreword.). ISBN: 9780980448115. Our Book No: 29529. $25 AUD.
76. Romaine, Deborah S.; DeWitt, Dawn E. (1998). The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Happy, Healthy Heart (1st ed). Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books / Macmillan. 284 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, tables, spine lightly faded, top corner title page little creased, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear. This guide has down-to-earth advice, steps to a healthy diet and exercise plan, clear instructions on how to handle a heart emergency, and valuable information on how your family health history relates to you. ISBN: 0028623932. Our Book No: 29542. $18 AUD.
77. Sainty, Geoff; Abell, Peter; Jacobs, Surrey (1995). Burnum Burnum's Wildthings: Plants and Animals Commonly Seen Around Sydney (Reprint ed). Sydney: Sainty & Associates. 148 pp. Paperback narrow trade, very good condition, colour text-photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear, few faint pencil impressions front cover. Pocket-sized guide to help you locate a wide range of plants and animals around Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Newcastle and the central Coast. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0731665872. Our Book No: 1298. $10 AUD.
78. Senge, Peter; Scharmer, C. Otto; Jaworski, Joseph; Flowers, Betty Sue (2007). Presence: Exploring Profound Change in People, Organizations and Society (Reprint ed). London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing. 289 pp. Paperback (with flaps), very good condition,few text-drawings, minor edgewear, cover corners little bent, reader crease in spine, small scuff top of spine. An intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. The authors had wide-ranging discussions over 18 months exploring their own experiences and those of 150 scientists and social and business entrepreneurs in an effort to explain how profound collective change occurs. ISBN: 9781857883558. Our Book No: 29536. $20 AUD.
79. Serle, Geoffrey; Serle, Percival (1988). Percival Serle 1871 - 1951: Biographer, Bibliographer, Anthologist and Art Curator: A Memoir (1st ed). Canberra, Deakin: Officina Brindabella. 59 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, light brown paper covered boards, illustrated endpapers, beige cloth spine, paper title on spine, sepia (brown-tinted) frontispiece, tiny scuff front cover, edges & front flyleaf lightly foxed. This edition of 350 autographed copies was designed and printed by A.T. Bolton at the Officina Brindabella, 1988. Hand binding and paper decoration by Helen Wadlington. This is copy no. 15. Apart from his own recollections, this memoir is based on the short unpublished autobiography that his father wrote late in life, and on diaries which he occasionally kept. More than 100 people - writers, artists, professors and others - are mentioned in this memoir. ISBN: 0909422168. Our Book No: 29515. $25 AUD.
80. Shehadeh, Raja (2012). Occupation Diaries. London: Profile Books. 276 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner tips covers little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book chronicles the last two eventful years before the Palestinian bid for UN statehood in September 2011. The author has kept a diary since the 1967 Israeli invasion, and he has written a fierce and lyrical portrait of a life lived under siege, shown through a delicate balance of memory and everyday reality. ISBN: 9781781250167. Our Book No: 29518. $15 AUD.
81. Smith, Nan (1997). Convict Kingston (1st ed). Norfolk Island: Nan Smith / Printed by Photopress International. 120 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour photos, black & white text-photos, map, spine little rubbed & bumped, top corner rear cover little creased, crease at cover join to spine, minor edgewear. A fascinating glimpse of the early history of Kingston, Norfolk Island. The author has written about the historic buildings and ruins of Kingston and has uncovered the stories of the men and women who lived, worked, and maybe died in them. Their letters, diaries, reports and memoirs all tell a story about suffering, romance, birth, death, deceit, murder, laughter, sorrow, deprivation, joy, cruelty and compassion. ISBN: 0646320270. Our Book No: 29502. $15 AUD.
82. Spillman, Janet (2015). Queensland Lords: Edward and Eliza Lord's Colonial Family. Brisbane, Salisbury: Boolarong Press. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece, small section rubbed (with laminate coating loss), minor edgewear. This is the story of Edward and Eliza Lord who came to Moreton Bay in 1844. They arrived at the remote convict outpost as it was opened up for free settlement. They were members of Lancashire merchant families, and had invested their inheritances in NSW lands and a Sydney merchant firm, just before the drought and crash of 1841. They moved North to rebuild their fortunes, settling at Kangaroo Point before moving to the Darling Downs to start new commercial interests. The author is their great-great-grand-daughter, and she explores how Queensland moulded the Lord family's lives, and the way family members helped in the colony's development. ISBN: 9781925236439. Our Book No: 29532. $35 AUD.
83. Stainer, John (1966). Dr Stainer's Tutor for American Organ [Dr Stainers Tutor]. London: J. B. Cramer. 100 pp. Paperback small folio, good plus condition, spinewear & edgewear (top spine bumped), rear cover, scratched, owner's written name. Sheet music and instructions for playing the American organ, by Sir John Stainer (1840 - 1901). Originally published in 1883, this appears to be a 1960s reprint (rubber stamp dual price, decimal transition). Australian agent: W. H. Paling Co. Ltd. Our Book No: 17236. $30 AUD.
84. Starr, Maurice (1988). New Kids on the Block: Piano - Vocal - Guitar (Australian ed) [Plate: 32594]. Sydney, Cremorne Junction: Castle Music. 60 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, card cover, full-page black & white portraits, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. Sheet music for 10 popular and rock songs by the Ameican band: Cover girl - Hangin' tough - Hold on - I need you - I remember when - I'll be loving you (forever) - My favourite girl - Please don't go girl - What'cha gonna do (about it) - (You've got it) the right stuff. Derived from the sound recording of the same name. For medium voice, piano and guitar. Words and music to all songs composed or co-composed by Maurice Starr. (Incorrect ISBN printed in booklet.). ISBN: 0869472976. Our Book No: 17255. $20 AUD.
85. Stewart, Amy (2016). Lady Cop Makes Trouble: A Kopp Sisters Novel (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover slightly faded, covers little rubbed, tiny scuff rear cover, minor edgewear. The author of "Girl Waits with Gun" returns with another adventure featuring the feisty, unforgettable Kopp Sisters. In this book Constance Kopp is on the trail of a fugitive, helping runaway girls taken in by unscrupulous men, and sorting out why an old woman is taking the fall for a murder she could not have committed. Based on real-life adventures. ISBN: 9781925321548. Our Book No: 29517. $18 AUD.
86. Stitz, Charles (editor) (2013). Australian Book Collectors: Some Noted Australian Book Collectors & Collections of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries: Second Series, Volumes II and III (2 and 3). Sydney: Book of Kells / Green Olive Press. 409 + 450 pp. Each volume: Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, new condition (in new dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Very heavy (2.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition of 500 copies.) Series 2, in two volumes. This series of 5 volumes is the first authoritative textbook on Australian book collectors. Consists of Volume 2 (Part 1: family names A - H, ISBN 9780987599834) and Volume 3 (Part 2: family names I - Z, ISBN 9780987599841). The editor is a bookseller from Albury, NSW. Charts the lives and fascinating collecting careers of further Australian bibliophiles during the first 200 years of Australia's history. Arranged alphabetically, and mostly written by Stitz. Interspersed with reprinted essays on some of the more famous book collectors. An appendix has corrrections and additions to Volume 1. ISBN: 9780987599834. Our Book No: 15898. $200 AUD.
87. Stitz, Charles (editor) (2016). Australian Book Collectors: Some Noted Australian Book Collectors & Collections of the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries: Third Series Series, Volumes IV and IV (4 and 5). Sydney: Book of Kells / Green Olive Press. 291+ 271 pp. Each volume: Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, new condition (in new dustjacket), black & white text-photos, few colour plates, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition of 500 copies.) Series 3, in two volumes. This series of 5 volumes is the first authoritative textbook on Australian book collectors. Consists of Volume 4 (Part 1: family names A - K, ISBN 9780648014508) and Volume 5 (Part 2: family names L - Z, ISBN 9780648014515). The editor is a bookseller from Albury, NSW. Charts the lives and fascinating collecting careers of further Australian bibliophiles during the first 200 years of Australia's history. Arranged alphabetically, and mostly written by Stitz. Interspersed with reprinted essays on some of the more famous book collectors. ISBN: 9780648014508. Our Book No: 17120. $150 AUD.
88. Sykes, Trevor (1988). Two Centuries of Panic: A History of Corporate Crashes in Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 593 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, pages faintly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Rich in sensation and scandal, this is the first history ever published of corporate collapses in Australia, from the first bank closure in the 1820s, through the four great depressions of the 1840s, 1890s, 1920s and 1970s, to the downfall of the House of Gollin in the 1980s. ISBN: 0041760131. Our Book No: 2460. $50 AUD.
89. Symes, James G. (1979). The Castle Hill Rebellion of 1804. Sydney, Castle Hill: Hills District Historical Society. 30 pp. Paperback wide trade, good condition, stencilled text, string binding, scuff mark front cover top corner (partly covered by sticker), minor edgewear. Our Book No: 17241. $10 AUD.
90. Tammet, Daniel (2007). Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant (Reprint ed). New York: Free Press. 239 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. This uplifting story of a British autistic savant starts from early childhood, when he was not able to make friends and had tantrums, to young adulthood, when he learned to control himself and live independently, fell in love, experienced a religious conversion to Christianity, and most recently, became a celebrity. He explains how he solves complicated maths problems by seeing shapes (synesthesia), and learns new languages in a week. ISBN: 9781416549017. Our Book No: 4276. $15 AUD.
91. Tart, Charles T. (1994). Living the Mindful Life: A Handbook for Living in the Present Moment (Reprint ed). Boston: Shambhala. 252 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, remainder mark (spot) bottom edge. Being awake (mindfulness): this is the primary goal of many of the world's great wisdom traditions. In this workshop-in-a-book, Charles Tart shows why: the seeming simplicity of the awakened state belies its transformative effect on the lives of those who strive for it. His clear exercises put within everyone's reach the elusive art of waking up to life in the glorious present moment. ISBN: 1570620032. Our Book No: 4278. $15 AUD.
92. Taylor, Charles; Gutmann, Amy (editor) (1994). Multiculturalism: Examining the Politics of Recognition (Expanded ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 175 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition. A collection of academic essays on the recognition of multiculturalism. The lead essay is by philosopher and political scientist Charles Taylor. This is followed by responses by five academics, including Jurgen Habermas. Do liberal democracies make room for distinctive cultural traditions? How are the tensions associated with social identities such as religion, gender, ethnicity, race and sexuality accomodated? ISBN: 0691037795. Our Book No: 17235. $20 AUD.
93. Thompson-Gray, John (2015). Love Luck and Larceny: Memoirs from Broome 1942 (1st ed). Toowong, QLD: John Thompson-Gray Pty Ltd. 410 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. Recalls stories of lives deflected by the Battle of Broome, 1942 (Japanese air raids). One of the stories about Jack Palmer becomes a grand larceny 'whodunit' when 30,000 diamonds disappear from a plane shot down during the attack. The author invites readers to sleuth along. ISBN: 9780987258526. Our Book No: 29506. $35 AUD.
94. Torey, Zoltan (1999). The Crucible of Consciousness: A Personal Exploration of the Conscious Mind (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, owner's written name. The Hungarian-Australian clinical psychologist was blinded in an industrial accident, and learned to see again by persistent internal visualization (as described in "Out of Darkness"). He explores areas as diverse as neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, and evolutionary biology, and describes how consciousness (reflective awareness) is an innate ability related to language. The results are extraordinary, and will be of great interest to anyone wanting to understand the hard brain-mind problem. Recommended by Oliver Sacks and Daniel Dennett. ISBN: 0195508726. Our Book No: 23682. $30 AUD.
95. Treffry, Elford Eveleigh (compiler) (1912). Cole's Cyclopaedia of Familiar Quotations. Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide: E. W. Cole. 764 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, red cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), black endpapers, spine little faded & toned, bottom edge & spine little marked, front inner hinge little split (pages firm), some edgewear (notably top spine), minor annotation (mostly pencil), non-author written dedication. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Estimated date, writen dedication dated 1912.) The scarce edition of these quotations published by the iconic Melbourne bookseller. These quotations were originally published as "Stoke's Cyclopaedia" in USA, 1906, and England, 1907. Subtitle: "Containing Five Thousand Selections from Six Hundred Authors, With a Complete General Index and an Index of Authors". (1 of 2 available copies.). Our Book No: 17243. $40 AUD.
96. Trezise, Percy (1988). The Cave Painters (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins / Anne Ingram Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear, copy 2. First edition. Aboriginal picture story for children about a family who travel to visit their Mother's people, the Yalanji. The Yalanji lived in the red sandstone caves (where rock art is done) far away in the west, in a place called Quinkin Country. The beautiful drawings will delight children and adults. ISBN: 0732248086. Our Book No: 27240A. $25 AUD.
97. Trustum, Helen (2000). Old Time Country Halls. Lismore, NSW: Helen Trustum. 408 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, many black & white text-photos, spine little faded, minor edgewear. Presents a description and history of 175 community halls in northern New South Wales between Richmond and the Tweed area. Supported by funds provided by the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS). ISBN: 0959381511. Our Book No: 17242. $60 AUD.
98. Turner, Ethel (1992). Seven Little Australians (Reprint ed) [Bluegum: Australian Children's Classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint remainder mark, minimal edgewear. This classic tale for young adults about life in early Sydney was originally written in 1894. Life is never dull in the rambling riverside house with its wilderness garden. Their seven childen - from grubby baby General, to eldest daughter romantic dreaming Meg - fill the house with laughter and mischief. (This Bluegum edition is scarce in such excellent condition.). ISBN: 0207173370. Our Book No: 20234. $10 AUD.
99. Turnley, Cole; Cullum, Merron (1991). Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 4: New and Nutty Victoriana. Melbourne: Cole Publications. 192 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover rainbow pattern, many black & white drawings & cartoons, edges faintly foxed, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This latest in the series of eccentric comic, poetry and puzzle books for young adults. This 4th volume is collected by Turnley and Cullen, with introduction by Turnley. (The original No 1 was published in 1879 and has sold over 1,000,000 copies.). ISBN: 0909900191. Our Book No: 3008. $45 AUD.
100. van Oosterzee, Penny; Morrison, Reg (photographer) (2000). A Field Guide to Central Australia: A Natural History Companion for the Traveller (1st ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Reed Books. 184 pp. Paperback small octavo, thick card covers, very good condition, many colour text-photos, few black & white drawings, maps, minor edgewear. Provides the traveller with a guide to the landscape, plants and animals that will be seen along the main tourist routes of The Centre. From Alice Springs, west to Kings Canyon, south to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and into the dunes of the Simpson Desert, the main habitats are described in detail. The many photos and maps show habitats, how raw geology moulds the landscape into topography patterns, soils and vegetation. Birds, reptiles, arthropods, mammals, trees, shrubs and ground covers are all described. ISBN: 0730104796. Our Book No: 28542. $18 AUD.
101. Vogl, Adalbert Albert (1987). Therese Neumann: Mystic and Stigmatist 1898 - 1962: The Personal Memories of a Life-time Family Friend (Revised ed). Rockford, IL: Tan Books & Publishers. 172 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, corner tips covers little creased, slight scuff fore-edge, light dent base spine, minor edgewear. A biography of Therese of Konnersreuth, the German mystic and stigmatist. The author is a lifetime relative through his three priest-uncles, and was a welcome visitor to the Neumann home. The book is a primary source of information about this famous mystic and has a lot of fascinating stories - many not found elsewhere. (Revised edition, retitled, with substantial additions, of a book published in 1978.). ISBN: 0895552418. Our Book No: 29523. $20 AUD.
102. Walker, Alan (1997). The Contrast Society of Jesus. Melbourne: HarperCollins Dove. 182 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. A passionate summation of Christianity by Reverend Alan Walker, a leader of the Methodist Church in Australia. He describes the radical "contrast society" of the Kingdom of God, and argues that these qualities and concerns lie at the core of a vision for the Christian Church in the future. ISBN: 1863717196. Our Book No: 20240. $10 AUD.
103. Winning, Clifford; Davidson, Alan (foreword) (1981). Cricket Balmania 1897 - 1980: Official History Balmain District Cricket Club. Sydney: Clifford Winning / Printed by Standard Publishing House. 284 pp. Hardback small quarto, black boards with gilt lettering front cover & spine, very good condition, black & white text-photos (some full-page), charts, frontispiece, spine ends little creased, boards little faded & rubbed, corner tips rear cover lightly bumped, autograph (author's written & dated dedication reverse side of flyleaf). This is a special numbered first edition (600) of Cricket Balmainia Book (no 224 signed and dated by the author). This book covers the years leading up to the development of Balmain as a suburb and the acquisition of Birchgrove Reserve as the "Tigers" home ground. The book is designed to tell a factual story, and the author examines the conception, studies the clubs teething troubles, applauds its developers, administrators and players, retraces its relentless march to maturity - despite the many obstacles and vicissitudes encountered along the way. A great book for cricket fans and early Sydney local history. ISBN: 0959825215. Our Book No: 29510. $80 AUD.