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1. Andersen, Hans Christian; Ingpen, Robert (Illustrator) (2005). The Ugly Duckling (1st this ed). New York: Penguin Young Readers Group. 34 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour drawings, slight edgewear jacket. This children's picture story by Hans Christian Andersen has been beautifully translated here from the original Danish tale. The illustrations by Robert Ingpen bring his spectacular adaptation to a new generation of readers. The story is about an arkward bird's search for acceptance, only to find that the beauty he was looking for was inside him all of the time. ISBN: 0698400100. Our Book No: 40884. $25 AUD.
2. Appleton, Richard; Barbara, Appleton (1992). The Cambridge Dictionary of Australian Places (1st ed). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 356 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), maps, endpaper maps, top edge front cover jacket creased (minor foxing reverse side), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A comprehensive national gazetteer which lists all Australian cities, and its thousands of suburbs, towns and Local Government Areas. The dictionary also includes Australian External Territories, significant geographical features, places of historical interest, national parks and other heritage areas. The clearly drawn maps are referred to in each entry, and they easily locate the places that are listed. There are more than 4,700 entries. The dictionary is an important reference book for students of all levels and a great help for anyone needing instant facts that can't be found in an atlas or encyclopaedia. Compiled and written by Richard and Barbara Appleton. ISBN: 0521395062. Our Book No: 40926. $30 AUD.
3. Atkinson, Louisa; Lawson, Elizabeth (editor) (1995). Cowanda: The Veteran's Grant [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 109 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, card covers, frontispiece drawing, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This historical Australian novel by Louisa Atkinson is her second novel about colonial domestic life, as well as an observant record of early Sydney and its surrounding pastoral life. The early life of Sydney, its garret rooms with harbour views, busy narrow streets, singing sailors and whistling draymen, ships masts, dusty offices, market scenes and carts piled high, city lamps shining, and also the descriptive country house interiors, bare huts and barren roads, all make this a very enjoyable novel. (No 11 in the Australian Books on Demand series.). ISBN: 0949910465. Our Book No: 29787. $45 AUD.
4. Baker, Sidney J. (1981). The Australian Language. Melbourne: Sun Papernac / Sun Books. 517 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small hole top corner tip front free flyleaf, small crease top part of few initial pages (during binding), bottom edge lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. Subtitle: An Examination of the English Language and English Speech As is Used in Australia, from Convict Days to the Present, with Special Reference to the Growth of Indigenous Idiom and Its Use by Australian Writers. The 22 chapters are: The new language; The soil; The bush; The road; The city yesterday; The underworld; Australia at war; The vulgarism; The city today; Pastimes and pleasures; People and places; The young; fauna and flora; Aborigines and pidgin English; Local jargon; Special forms of slang; New worlds; Standard Australianisms; Oversea[s] influences; Our idiom in literature; The Australian accent. This masterpiece by journalist and philogist Sidney J. Baker was initially published in 1945, revised in 1966, and first printed by Sun Books in 1970. ISBN: 0725103825. Our Book No: 18021. $30 AUD.
5. Ball, Murray (1984). Footrot Flats 9. Melbourne: Orin Books. 80 pp. Paperback narrow oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor foxing edge title page & inside rear cover & page edges, spine rubbed, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Collection of cartoons by the New Zealand cartoonist Murray Ball. No 9 in this series (1984). Our Book No: 2622. $10 AUD.
6. Bauby, Jean-Dominique; Leggatt, Jeremy (translator) (2004). The Diving-bell and the Butterfly (Reprint ed). London: HarperPerennial. 139 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as common, minor edgewear. In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, the 43-year-old editor of French Elle, suffered a massive stroke that left him permanently paralyzed, a victim of "locked in syndrome." Once known for his gregariousness and wit, he found himself imprisoned in an inert body, able to communicate only by blinking his left eye. The miracle is that in doing so he was able to compose this stunningly eloquent memoir. In a voice that is by turns wistful and mischievous, angry and sardonic, Bauby gives us a celebration of the liberating power of consciousness. This triumphant book lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. (Front cover states: Now a major film. Plus 18-page postscript about the author, the book and the film.). ISBN: 9780007139842. Our Book No: 18039. $10 AUD.
7. Beaumont, Dale (2007). Secrets of Internet Entrepreneurs Exposed! Sydney, Crows Nest: Dream Express Publishing. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Dale Beaumont records close and personal interviews with 17 of the most successful internet sellers in Australia. Discover all their secrets and learn how to create your own internet empire! ISBN: 9780980308709. Our Book No: 13031. $20 AUD.
8. Bowden, Tim (2002). Penelope Bungles to Broome (1st this ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 304 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, colour photos, front cover slightly creased, spine little faded, bottom corner tip slightly scuffed, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. Tim and Ros Bowden describe a 3-month trip around the Kimberley in their trusty 4-wheel drive Penelope. They traveled from the improbably sculptured Bungle Bungles to the Pilbara and the wildflower-filled Mid West. ISBN: 1865087998. Our Book No: 40898. $18 AUD.
9. Brown, Bob; Ellis, Bob (2001). The Valley of the Giants: A Guide to Tasmania's Styx River Forests. Hobart: Bob Brown / Focal Printing. 66 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good plus condition, full-page colour photos, few black & white text-photos, maps, minimal edgewear. Bob Brown, the Greens politician and noted conservationist, provides basic information about Tasmania's monumental Styx River Valley, its natural glory, and why it is in dire danger of destruction. Bob Ellis adds his personal account of the Styx forests. ISBN: 064641142X. Our Book No: 30369. $30 AUD.
10. Candlin, Christopher (editor); Blair, David (editor) (1997). Australian Learners Dictionary: The First Australian Dictionary for Learners of English (1st ed). Sydney: National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research / Macquarie University. 936 pp. Paperback large wide thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos & text-drawings, faint toning edges & pages, crease bottom corner front cover, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, few tiny pinhead age spots edges. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is an all-Australian dictionary to help with understanding, speaking and writing English, suitable for migrants and other people learning English in Australia. There are over 25,000 words defined, meanings explained clearly, thousands of examples of how words are really used, examples from Australian life and social customs. Also easy to use - no abbreviations, helpful illustrations and photographs, clear explanations of grammar, and a pronunciation guide for every word. This is the first dictionary of Australian English to be developed by writers in Australia and published by an Australian publisher. The dictionary brings together the skills of the National Centre for English Language Teaching and Research (NCELTR) and the Dictionary Research Centre (DRC) in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. ISBN: 1864083026. Our Book No: 30976. $60 AUD.
11. Chellingsworth, Marie; Farrand, Paul (2015). How to Beat Depression One Step at a Time (Reprint ed). London: Robinson. 243 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, diagrams, worksheets, tables, faint toning edges, faint sticker mark front cover. Marie Chellingsworth and Paul Farrand provide a good resource for helping to beat low mood and depression, either by oneself or with the support of an support service. The book draws on a therapeutic approach known as Behavioural Activation, which has been recommended as an effective method of treating depression. ISBN: 9781472108838. Our Book No: 30967. $12 AUD.
12. Clark, Ronald W. (1999). Einstein: The Life and Times (Modern reprint ed). New York: Bard / Avon Books. 878 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Ronald Clark has written an acclaimed lengthy biography of Albert Einstein, the German-American physicist and genius who first formulated the theories of relativity. ISBN: 038001159X. Our Book No: 3895. $15 AUD.
13. Collings, Sally (2007). Sophie's Journey: This is the Story the Delezio Family Wants to Share with Australia (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. 326 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. This is the inspiring story by Sally Collings of a special little Australian girl. Sophie Delezio has survived two serious accidents. When a car crashed into her childcare centre, Sophie lost both legs, some fingers and an ear. Two years later she was hit by a car and suffered near-fatal injuries. Traces her path, as told through her friends and family, hospital staff, emergency workers and high-profile supporters. A remarkable story of resilience. Her family have set up the Day of Difference charity. ISBN: 0732285526. Our Book No: 22800. $15 AUD.
14. Connolly, Robert; Perlman, Elliot; Ellis, Bob (foreword) (2005). Three Dollars: Screenplay Based on the Novel by Elliot Perlman [Currency Screenplays]. Sydney: Currency Press. 108 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. This screenplay by Robert Connolly and Elliot Perlman is adapted from the celebrated novel by Perlman. Includes an essay by Perlman on the dangers of economic rationalism, which is the theme of the play as a family struggles to survive. There are a selection of stills from the film. ISBN: 0868197696. Our Book No: 22708. $15 AUD.
15. Conrad, Joseph (2012). Heart of Darkness (Modern reprint ed) [Penguin English Library]. London: Penguin Group. 120 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, two tiny nicks fore-edge last page. This classic novel by Jospeh Conrad is of hallucinatory violence and strangeness. It is the story of a sailor Marlow and his involvement in the horrors of colonialism in Africa. He travels up the Congo on a steamer in search of the great ivory trader, Kurtz, who rules his lands through terror, and has made himself into a god. This masterpiece is a harrowing, gripping portrait of a man's potential for evil. ISBN: 9780141199788. Our Book No: 40896. $12 AUD.
16. Cripps, Lindsay (2007). The Mystery of the Ruby Glasses. Sydney: Lothian Children's Books. 159 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white vignettes, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. Shey goes to stay at her Uncle's home, a dusty old house full of paintings. She finds a beautiful old pair of opera glasses, studded with rubies. When she puts them on she is transported into the paintings. A great first juvenile fiction novel (fantasy fiction) by Lindsay Cripps (Australian lecturer in creative writing, Gold Coast), recommended for ages 8 upwards (young adults). (Review copy leaflet loosely inserted.). ISBN: 9780734408044. Our Book No: 22778. $12 AUD.
17. Dalrymple, Alexander; Fewster, Dr Kevin (foreword); Cook, Andrew (essay) (1996). An Account of the Discoveries Made in the South Pacifick Ocean (Facsimile ed) [Australian Maritime Series]. Sydney: Hordern House / Australian National Maritime Museum. 150 pp. Hardback, no jacket (as issued), very good condition, marbled heritage cover (quarter-bound, leather spine, gilt bands & lettering), large foldout map, six large foldout plates (drawings) at rear, frontispiece portrait, minor edgewear, bookplate. An account of the maritime discoveries in the South Pacific Ocean prior to 1764, containing a geographical description of places, the conduct of the discoverers, and the tracks they pursued, and an investigation of what may be further expected. Reissue of his scarce 1767 book. This book (long out of print) influenced the instructions for James Cook to explore the unknown east coast of Australia. Foreword by Dr. Kevin Fewster of the Australian National Maritime Museum, and an essay by Dr. Andrew Cook of the British Library (47 pages) + facsimile of book (103 pages). (Limited edition of 900 copies. Portrait of Alexander Dalrymple by John Thomas Seton. Large foldout map of the southern Pacific Ocean. Bookplate of Andrew David, Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy, plus sales invoice to him.). ISBN: 1875567135. Our Book No: 18022. $130 AUD.
18. Dearin, Cynthia (2015). Camels, Sheikhs and Billionaires: Your Guide to Business Culture in the Middle East and North Africa. Sydney: Omne Publishing / Dearin & Associates. 208 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, thick card covers (with flaps), few black & white text-photos, black & white drawings, maps, tiny scuff base spine, minimal edgewear. Cynthia Dearin explains the business cultures of the Middle East and North Africa and looks at the process of how to do business there, step by step. Written by a former Australian diplomat and management consultant, the book is full of unique insights from a businesswoman who has successfully navigated these cultures for more than a decade. ISBN: 9780994244208. Our Book No: 40899. $30 AUD.
19. Delaney, Frank (2012). The Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland (Reprint ed). New York: Random House. 385 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), roughcut fore-edge, frontispiece, top corner front flap jacket creased Frank Delaney writes an absorbing historical novel of lasting love, dangerous risk, and the healing power of redemption. This story is full of Irish history, daring intrigue, and the drama of legendary love. This is an unforgettable novel that is richly textured and inspiring. ISBN: 9781400067855. Our Book No: 40894. $22 AUD.
20. Dickinson, S. B. (1951). Talc Deposits in South Australia [Bulletin, no 26]. Adelaide: Geological Survey of South Australia. 135 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, grey covers, black & white plates (photos), tables, maps (many full-page, one foldout), two large colour folded maps in rear pocket), minor edgewear. A survey of South Australian talc deposits by S. B. Dickinson and colleagues. Includes separate parts on the three main districts: Gumeracha, Mount Fitton, and Tumby Bay. (Geological Survey of South Australia Bulletin 26.). Our Book No: 17141. $30 AUD.
21. Duff, Michelle (2020). Jacinda Ardern (Reprint ed). Auckland: Allen & Unwin. 287 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, autograph (author's written name), few tiny scratches rear cover, minor edgewear. Michelle Duff tracks the political career of Jacinda Ardern from being dismissed as a show pony, to her compassion during one of New Zealands biggest tragedies, the Christchurch mosque terror attack of 2019. In its aftermath, Arden has become a global icon for her strength and decisiveness while uniting a country in shock and mourning. This is an engrossing and powerful look at one of the most fascinating political stories of our time which tells us as much about one young woman's ascendancy as it does about the country that elected her. ISBN: 9781988547572. Our Book No: 40901. $25 AUD.
22. Dunmore, John (1965). French Explorers in the Pacific. Volume II: The Nineteenth Century. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 428 pp. Each volume: Hardback small octavo, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), new endpapers, tape marks jacket including front cover (front flap price-cliped), some edgewear, rubber library stamp front flyleaf (letters & digits jacket spine), some pencil annotation. A definitive account of French exploration of the Pacific, never before completely told, from about 1800 to the 1840s. Partly based on extensive research in archves. Includes Freycinet, Duperrey, Bougainville,Dumont d’Urville, Laplace, Vaillant, and Dupetit-Thourars. (Volume 2 of a 2-volume set. Has 12 maps.). Our Book No: 18027. $120 AUD.
23. Dunmore, John (1965). French Explorers in the Pacific. Volume I: The Eighteenth Century. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 356 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition (in very good facsimile non-standard dustjacket), cancelled ex-library (two rubber stamps), maps, plates, new endpapers, some edgewear. A definitive account of French exploration of the Pacific, never before completely told, from about 1700 to 1800. Partly based on extensove research in archves. Includes Bougainville, De Surville, Marion de Fresne, Kerguelen, La Perouse (and the search for him), and Marchand. (Volume 1 of a 2-volume set. Has 13 maps and 2 plates. This copy has a facsimile jacket of different design than the standard jacket.). Our Book No: 18025. $140 AUD.
24. Dye, Molly; Dasey, Patricia (editor) (1993). Molly Dye's Treasury of Craft. Canberra: Nationwide News. 72 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, black & white drawings & patterns, full-page colour text-photos, foldout paper patterns lightly toned, small mark cover, minor edgewear. Molly Dye's column appeared weekly in the Sunday Telegraph in Sydney. This wonderful booklet is packed with crafts for everyone. There are needlework, quilting, stencilling, decorative painting, gifts to make, easy craft for kids, toys plus pages of helpful hints. (No date, but 1993, Trove.). Our Book No: 22770. $20 AUD.
25. Earnshaw, John (1971). Early Sydney Cabinetmakers 1804 - 1870: A Directory with an Introductory Survey [Cabinet-makers]. Sydney, Surry Hills: Wentworth Books. 55 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white photos centre spread, some foxing & toning front & reverse side jacket (minor edgewear). John Earnshaw was a Sydney engineer and researcher and collector of early Australiana. Here he documents, for the first time, the craftsmen in the furnishing trades in early Australia. A wealth of detail and illustrations are provided about aspects of cabinet making and furnishing of homes in Australia's early days, particularly Sydney Town. Of significant interest to the antique collector. At the rear is a valuable detailed 20-page directory of cabinetmakers. Each entry consists of name, years in operation, and address. (Limited edition of 1000 copies, as stated on jacket front flap.) ISBN: 0855870028. Our Book No: 14275. $130 AUD.
26. Eastman, P. D. (1999). The Best Nest (Reprint ed) [I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books]. London: Collins. 63 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. In this Beginner Book by P. D. Eastman, two birds search for the perfect nest. Mrs Bird cannot be found when Mr Bird searches for her, and after a few adventures himself, he discovers she has gone back to their first nest, and wants to stay there. (No date, but about 1999.). ISBN: 0001713140. Our Book No: 40886. $12 AUD.
27. Ellin, Abby (2019). Duped: Compulsive Liars and How They Can Deceive You (Reprint ed). London: Piatkus. 261 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover little creased, minor edgewear. Journalist Abby Ellin relates her harrowing tale of a relationship with a compulsive liar. This promted her to study the art and science of lying. She talks to people who've had their lives turned upside down by duplicitous partners. These remarkable stories reveal how often we encounter people whose lives beneath the surface are different than we imagine. ISBN: 9780349420295. Our Book No: 40915. $20 AUD.
28. Emmott (1937). Electrical Year Book 1937: A Collection of Electrical Engineering Notes, Rules, Tables and Data [Electrical Yearbook 1937]. Manchester & London: Emmott & Company / Mechanical World Office. 380 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket, good plus condition, green cloth cover (black lettering), tables, black & white drawings, adverts, spine ends lightly worn, scuff mark prelim page, owner's written name & details. The year 1937 is the 30th year of publication for this little handbook by Emmott & Company for electrical engineers and contractors. Includes a blank daily diary at rear. (Sticker of N.S.W. Bookstall Co.). Our Book No: 2478. $15 AUD.
29. Evans, John (1989). Insect Delight: A Life's Journey. Canberra: Brolga Press. 212 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Autobiography of the Australian CSIRIO entomologist John Evans who later was director of the Australian Museum in Sydney from 1954, for which he provided substantial reorganisation and updating. Also a valuable account of living in England during World War 2. Illustrated by Faith Evans. ISBN: 0958830983. Our Book No: 12932. $18 AUD.
30. Fletcher, John (J. F.) (2020). Stars Over the Southern Ocean (1st ed). Sydney, North Sydney: Harlequin Mira Books. 398 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, laminate coating slightly lifting front cover edges, minor edgewear. This Australian historical novel by J. F. Fletcher is set in Tasmania. The story is a sweeping Australian saga of one woman's impossible choice between family and freedom. It is a story of love and competing ambitions. A large part of the novel is set in the 1930s and 1940s, including World War 2. ISBN: 9781489259080. Our Book No: 40902. $24 AUD.
31. Fraser, Emma (2017). The Shipbuilder's Daughter (1st ed). London: Sphere Books. 426 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few tiny dents front cover jacket (faint sticker mark), tiny dent front board, minor edgewear. Set partly in Glasgow and partly in the Western Isles in 1928, this historical novel by Emma Fraser is about Margaret Bannatyne, whose father owns a shipping yard, and she is expected to take over the family business. However, she wants to become a doctor. Margaret falls in love with a man named Alisdair Morrison who works at the shipping yard, but her father does not approve. Alisdair is wrongly arrested for the murder of a young man at the shipping yard, and finally can resume his life with his family when he is found not guilty. ISBN: 9780751566109. Our Book No: 40891. $25 AUD.
32. Freedman, David H. (2010). Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us - And How to Know When Not to Trust Them. New York: Little, Brown and Company. 293 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, pages lightly toned, light crease rear cover, light toning inside covers, minor edgewear. David Freedman shows the many ways individuals and organizations can do a better job of finding the most important ways to put things right. There is a huge amount of misleading pronouncements from research by experts in the fields of science, economy, medicine, business gurus, and others, who say if we follow their advice all would be fine. However, critical thinking in decision-making is essential. He was previously co-author of A Perfect Mess. ISBN: 9780316093293. Our Book No: 30968. $25 AUD.
33. Gaddes, Alex S. (1990). Red Cedar, Our Heritage: A Personal Account of the Lives and Times of the Men and Women who Worked in the Red Cedar Industry. Nanango, QLD: Wyndham Observer. 224 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos (including endpapers), glossy paper, top corner front free flyleaf scuffed (sticker removed), some edgewear jacket (bottom edge little creased, top spine chipped, small edge tears repaired, minor marking reverse side), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This wonderful book presents the recollections of Alex S. Gaddes and other notable pioneering men and women. The author Alex Gaddes is a third generation cedar cutter: he is the only cedar cutter known to have written his personal memories of the cedar industry. He cut his last cedar in mid-1960 at Fenwicks Creek - a tributary of the Hastings River - in the vicinity of Mount Seaview. Also an important look at the customs and treatment of the Aborigines of the major rivers of the North Coast of NSW. Limited edition. First edition stated. ISBN: 0646023225. Our Book No: 40541. $150 AUD.
34. Gard, Stephen (2011). Michael Rush, Champion Australian Sculler: A Tyrone Lad on the Clarence (1st ed). Thirlmere, NSW: BlueDawe Books. 320 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings includes frontispiece, endpaper portraits, dark green leatherette covers, small crease top edge of dustjacket. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This is the story of Champion Sculler of Australia Michael Rush. He was an assisted immigrant who arrived in New South Wales (Grafton, Clarence region) from Ireland in 1861. He had nothing but the clothes on his back, and 'not knowing the bow from the stern of a boat', in a decade he became a sporting celebrity and a wealthy man of affairs. This is also the story, too, of colonial Australia, a fresh and restless nation that welcomed immigrants to liberty and horizons they could not have dreamed about at home. Stephen Gard is the great-grandson of Michael Rush. This is his first biography and his first self-publishing project. ISBN: 9780646559872. Our Book No: 40914. $60 AUD.
35. Gould, Alan (1994). Close Ups (1st ed). Melbourne: Heinemann. 228 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing top edge, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Alan Gould has created one of the most memorable female characters ever depicted in this Australian novel of student - teacher relationships. First edition. ISBN: 0855615532. Our Book No: 22839. $15 AUD.
36. Haining, Peter (1999). A Dictionary of Ghosts (1st this ed). London: Robert Hale. 271 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos & sketches, faint toning pages, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear. Peter Haining provides an A to Z listing of topics and sightings about ghosts and apparitions - for example, actors, animal ghosts, writers, ghost hunters, phantom armies, poltergeists, and scientist investigators. ISBN: 0709065329. Our Book No: 40913. $20 AUD.
37. Harding, Jeremy (2000). The Uninvited: Refugees at the Rich Man's Gate. London: Profile Books / London Review of Books. 128 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, remainder stripe. Jeremy Harding, an editor at London Review of Books, examines the flood of refugees and economic migrants from West Africa and ex-Soviet eastern Europe into south and west Europe, and the dilemmas for governments so produced. ISBN: 1861972113. Our Book No: 12900. $10 AUD.
38. Heyward, Michael; Hughes, Robert (introduction) (1994). The Ern Malley affair (1st p/b ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 284 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, large crease rear cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Australia's most famous literary hoax (1943 - 1944), involving publication of bogus poems in Max Harris's Angry Penguin magazine. Front cover portrait of Ern Malley by artists Sidney Nolan. ISBN: 0702226750. Our Book No: 13813. $10 AUD.
39. Jensen, Erik; Jennings, Kate (2017). Erik Jensen on Kate Jennings (1st ed) [Writers on Writers]. Melbourne: Black Inc. / University of Melbourne / State Library of Victoria. 103 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (few light scratches front cover). Award-winning writer Erik Jensen writes about novelist, poet and pioneering feminist Kate Jennings. He interviews her in New York. This is a biography of a book and the life that made it. In 1970, Kate Jennings stunned a Sydney anti-war rally with a stirring speech that put "woman's lib" on the map. She later moved to New York and became a noted writer. ISBN: 9781863959834. Our Book No: 30969. $18 AUD.
40. Johansen, Lenie (Midge); Maynard, Ken (illustrator) (1988). The Dinkum Dictionary: A Ripper Guide to Aussie English (1st ed). Victoria, Ringwood: Viking O’Neil 512 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket, small edge tear fore-edge one page, pages toned, cover corner tips little bumped, spine ends little rubbed. Lenie (Midge) Johansen has taken ten years to collect the colourful and often funny Australian words and phrases that are found in this book. There are more than 16,000 entries. The sketches by Ken Maynard help to illustrate the Aussie ability to use one word or expression to mean many different things, depending on context or circumstance. ISBN: 067090113X. Our Book No: 30975. $35 AUD.
41. Jones, Alan (1989). Soul Making: The Desert Way of Spirituality. New York: HarperBusiness. 222 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, top edge little creased, minor edgewear. Alan Jones, the Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, examines the spiritual pathway discovered by early Christian monks who lived in the Egyptian desert. Readable and filled with rich insights, this book draws together the spirituality of modern literature and elements of psychology. ISBN: 0060641797. Our Book No: 22791. $10 AUD.
42. Kelly, Mary Pat (2015). Of Irish Blood (Reprint ed) [Of Irish Blood Series]. New York: Forge / Tom Doherty Associates. 512 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), small mark bottom edge, slight bump bottom edge few pages near base spine, closed tear top spine jacket, minor edgewear. This historical novel by Mary Pat Kelly, set in 1903, is the story of Nora Kelly, 24, who is the beloved daughter of the Chicago-Irish Kelly clan. Nora is talented and forward-looking but poor, but she climbs the ladder of Chicago's fashion industry. Nora goes to Paris where she meets a group of Ireland's revolutionry women. They challenge Nora to honor her Irish blood and join the movement to free Ireland. The author weaves historical characters such as William Butler Yeats, Gabrielle Coco Chanel, and James Joyce into a vivid and compelling story filled with wit and authenticity. (The first novel of 4 in the Of Irish Blood series.). ISBN: 9780765329134. Our Book No: 40890. $25 AUD.
43. Kerr, Judith (2000). Mog: The Forgetful Cat (1st this ed). London: Harper / HarperCollins. 38 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket. This is the 30th Anniversary edition of this very special children's picture story about Mog the cat by Judith Kerr, and his many adventures. He helps to catch a burglar, and ends up getting a medal for bravery. ISBN: 0001955071. Our Book No: 40885. $30 AUD.
44. King, Petrea (1995). Spirited Women: Journeys with Breast Cancer (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 290 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white photos center spread, spine lightly creased, pages lightly toned as usual, bookplate (sticker). Petrea King, naturopath, counsellor and meditation teacher, offers guidelines for dealing with the diagnosis of breast cancer, choosing a doctor and a treatment plan, minimising the effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, using food to support recovery, communicating effectively with partners and families, and finding piece. Illustrated by hundreds of quotes from Australian women who reveal their personal experiences, including her own experience of breast cancer. By the author of the popular "Quest For Life” and the sponsor of the Quest for Life Foundation, Bundanoon. ISBN: 0091830672. Our Book No: 14590. $10 AUD.
45. Kirk, John T. O. (2007). Science and Certainty. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, figures, minimal scratching covers, minor edgewear. John Kirk, a former CSIRO senior research scientist, provides a clear and wide ranging scientific explanation of the real world. Why do certain areas of science cause concern to many people today? He attempts to clear away many misunderstandings about the nature and origin of physical and biological reality, and also of consciousness and environmentalism. This book will appeal to popular science readers, those with an interest in the environment, and with the implications of science for the meaning of human existence, as well as students of philosophy, ethics and theology. ISBN: 9780643093911. Our Book No: 22850. $25 AUD.
46. Landesman, Charles (1972). Discourse and Its Presuppositions (1st ed). New Haven: Yale University Press. 161 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing edges & front endpapers, minor edgewear jacket (front flap clipped). Discourse and Its Presuppositions, by Charles Landesman (Yale University Press, 1972). American philosopher investigates the philosophical basis of language. Historical and contemporary theories, including those of Frege, Austin, Grice and Quine are discussed. ISBN: 0300015267. Our Book No: 22851. $15 AUD.
47. Landsborough, William (2000). Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria, in Search of Burke and Wills (Deluxe facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions]. Adelaide: Friends of the State Library of South Australia. 128 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, quarter bound black leather & blue cloth (gilt spine lettering), gilt string bookmark, frontispiece portrait, map in rear pocket, minor edgewear. William Landsborough is noted for his explorations of Queensland, and for his two expeditions (1861-2) in search of the missing Burke & Wills, the second of which resulted in the first north-to-south crossing of Australia. Facsimile edition of a book first published in Melbourne, 1862. Edition limited to 99 numbered copies bound in quarter leather, of which this is No. 75. Introduction by rare books librarian, State Library of South Australia. (No 221 in the Australiana Facsimile Editions series.). ISBN: 1876154322. Our Book No: 12959. $80 AUD.
48. Lang, John; Crittenden, Victor (introduction) (1992). Lucy Cooper (An Australian Tale) [Australian Books on Demand]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 58 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, fore-edge foxed, endpaper patches lightly foxed, minor edgewear. This is an Australian colonial novel by John George Lang about a convict girl assigned as a servant to a prominent lawyer in Sydney. The adventures and descriptions capture the feeling of the times and portray the life of the convicts as well as the style of living of the more prosperous citizens. The story was first anonymously published in 1846, but has now been attributed to John Lang. (No 3 in the Australian Books on Demand series.). ISBN: 0949910236. Our Book No: 29777. $20 AUD.
49. Laski, Marghanita (1990). Ecstasy in Secular and Religious Experiences [Library of Spiritual Classics]. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher. 544 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, good plus condition, edges foxed, spine lightly creased, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear. A classic study of mystical (ecstatic) experiences by Marghanita Laski, based on analysis of 22 religious texts, 27 literary literary texts, and responses to a questionnaire from interviews with 63 individuals. Library of Spiritual Classics edition. Originally published in 1961. ISBN: 0874775744. Our Book No: 11237. $40 AUD.
50. Laugesen, Amanda (2002). Convict Words: Language in Early Colonial Australia (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 208 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, slight rubbing spine edges, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark rear cover. Amanda Laugesen compiles the first dictionary to document the words that shaped the language of early Australian settlement. This dictionary captures the mythic convict Australia: the lags, canaries, and magpies; floggings and treadmills; bellowsers and traps; absconders and bushrangers. This is the only text that gives a systematic study of the meanings of words used in the convict era. This fascinating book will be of interest to anyone interested in this period of Australian history. ISBN: 0195516559. Our Book No: 40928. $40 AUD.
51. Laugesen, Amanda (2005). Diggerspeak: The Language of Australians at War (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press. 206 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This dictionary by Amana Laugesen brings together the diverse words produced and used by ordinary Australians at war, with evidence of contemporary usage. The meaning and origins of each word are looked at, and detailed quotations from contemporary sources are provided. The language of Australians at war reveals a great deal about their experiences and understandings of war, and the book is also a fascinating historical insight into Australian culture and values. ISBN: 0195551826. Our Book No: 30985. $35 AUD.
52. Lee, A. K. (editor); Handasyde, Kathrine (editor); Sanson, G. D. (editor) (1991). Biology of the Koala (c1990 for 91 ed). Sydney, Chipping Norton: Surrey Beatty & Sons / World Koala Research Corporation. 336 pp. Hardback large tall quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), three colour plates, black & white photos & plates, black & white drawings, figures, tables, frontispiece, drawing front & rear endpaper, minimal foxed spots edges, few tiny pinhead marks fpastedowns. This fascinating comprehensive and substantial book gives a current view of the biology, conservation and care of koalas. There is a reassessment of the phylogenetic affinities of the koala; several contributions reviewing the dynamics and status of natural populations; reassessments of our knowledge of diet; a substantial review of digestion which sheds new light on digestive function in hind gut fermenters; the first description of the social system in natural populations of koalas; new information on the endocrine control of reproduction; a substantial body of information on the impact of Chlamydia on koalas; and papers on management. The text includes 31 papers from experienced scientists who have worked in their respective fields. This reference volume emanates from the Third National Symposium, sponsored by the World Koala Research Corporation, held in February 1988. ISBN: 0949324345. Our Book No: 30970. $80 AUD.
53. Levingston, Steven; Dyson, Michael Eric (foreword) (2019). Back and Joe: The Making of an Extraordinary Partnership (1st ed). New York: Hachette Books. 337 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Stevenson Levingston, the Washington Post editor, provides a vivid and inspiring account of the extraordinary bromance that developed between Barack Obama and Joe Biden, which captured the American imagination and was unlike any President - Vice President relationship in American history, dispite their strongly contrasting styles and characters. ISBN: 9780316487894. Our Book No: 18030. $20 AUD.
54. Lockman, Zachary (2004). Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 308 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, map, minimal edgewear. Zachary Lockman offers a broad survey of the development of imperfect Western knowledge about Islam and the Middle East region generally (commonly described as orientalism). Gives special attention to the ideas, politics, and controversies that have shaped Middle East studies in the United States over the past 50 years. ISBN: 0521629373. Our Book No: 22767. $15 AUD.
55. Mahoney, Michael J. (2003). Schizophrenia: The Bearded Lady Disease. Bloomington, IN: 1st Books Library. 507 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, some edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . An informative and fascinating reference collection of 639 quotations, all dealing with the subject of mental illness, with special emphasis on schizophrenia. SALE PRICE. (Unstated first volume of 2-volume set.). ISBN: 1410703452. Our Book No: 22742. $30 AUD.
56. Management, Australian Institute of (2001). Innovation and Imagination at Work [Management Today Series]. Sydney, Roseville: McGraw Hill. 189 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) draws together a collection of articles, written by industry leaders and creative thinkers, that examines the innovation imperative for Australian business. Innovation requires imaginative thinking. Each chapter builds on the previous one, delivering different perspectives and coming together to present a cohesive guide for Australian companies seeking to use innovation as a business driver. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0074709240. Our Book No: 22784. $12 AUD.
57. Martin, Glenn (2007). Human Values and Ethics in the Workplace. Sydney, Cherrybrook: G. P. Martin. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, tables, minimal edgewear. Glenn Martin, an Australian business resources manager and publicist on ethics in business, shows how people's behaviour arises out of their values and beliefs - their world view. He offers a framework of values that will help you to move beyond the legal compliance perspective, and create the foundation for a life of aspiration and purpose in work as well as in life. ISBN: 9780980404500. Our Book No: 22811. $20 AUD.
58. McGregor, Richard (2019). Xi Jinping: The Backlash [A Lowry Institute Paper]. Melbourne: Penguin Books Australia. 134 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. Xi Jinping has transformed China at home and abroad with a speed and aggression that few foresaw when he came to power in 2012. Finally, he is meeting resistance, both at home among disgruntled officials and disillusioned technocrats, and abroad from an emerging coalition of Western nations that seem determined to resist China's geopolitical and high-tech expansion. A Penguin Special from the Lowry Institute in Australia. ISBN: 9781760893040. Our Book No: 18017. $12 AUD.
59. McHugh, Evan; Groth, Kate; Church, Fran (editor) (2004). Meet the Locals: The ABC Insider's Guide to Australia. Melbourne, Prahran: Explore Australia Publishing. 232 pp. Paperback small quarto, pictorial cover, stiffened card covers, very good condition, colour text-photos, colour maps, minor edgewear. This colourful book is a unique travel guide to the people and towns that make Australia special: the local highlights, best-kept secrets, events and characters. Produced in conjunction with the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), this entertaining and informative guide taps into the valuable local knowledge of ABC Local Radio audiences across Australia. (Towns and sights are described in batches via ABC Local Radio Regions.). ISBN: 1741170885. Our Book No: 22771. $20 AUD.
60. Mikhail, Edward H. (Ted) (2017). The Mikhail System: Understanding and Achieving Optimum Soil Balance (2nd revised & updated ed). Endeavour Hills, VIC: Edward H. (Ted) Mikhail. 256 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, few colour text-photos, figures, tables, minimal edgewear. In slipcase (three small dents). Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Ted Mikhail provides lengthy documentation that results from working with soils from all around Australia as well as from different parts of the world. He has had discussions with SWEP agents and agronomists, various farmers, university lecturers and other researchers in the field, which helped him to understand and re-formulate a proper understanding of soil nutrition. ISBN: 9780995429802. Our Book No: 40924. $130 AUD.
61. Mollon, Phil; Appignanesi, Richard (2000). Freud and False Memory Syndrome (New ed) [Postmodern Encounters]. Cambridge: Icon / Allen & Unwin. 76 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, faint sticker mark front cover. Phil Mollon discusses the legal controversy that has arisen around the allegation that psychotherapists may have sometimes fostered false memories of childhood sexual abuse. Freud has been blamed for this, arguing that he sowed the seeds of 'false memory syndrome' 100 years ago. Written by a psychoanalyst, psychotherapist and clinical psychologist who has written widely on the subject. ISBN: 1840461330. Our Book No: 30986. $18 AUD.
62. Moore, Bruce (editor) (2000). Gold! Gold! Gold! The Language of the Nineteenth - Century Australian Gold Rushes (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 190 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Brian Moore has compiled a dictionary of goldfields language, with supporting quotations from contemporary texts. More than 500 headwords cover many aspects of the goldfields, including methods of mining, law and order, social life (drinking, gambling, entertainment, etc.), hardships and afflictions, thieves and villains. The quotations from contemporary texts have been chosen for the historical information they provide. They are easy to read, and for the ways they portray the golden era. The book is a goldfields reader as much as a dictionary. Brian Moore is the Director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre and editor of The Australian Oxford Dictionary. ISBN: 0195508386. Our Book No: 40927. $40 AUD.
63. Morris, Edward E.; Rogers, Prof. H. L. (foreword) (1972). A Dictionary of Austral English (Modern ed). Sydney: Sydney University Press. 525 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, pages toned, bottom corners covers little bumped, spine ends & corner tips covers little rubbed, small mark bottom edge. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This dictionary was first published in 1898 and has been out of print for many years. It remains the only dictionary of Australian and New Zealand English compiled on historical principles. The dictionary is a very readable book and will interest anyone working with language, and it is a useful general reference distionary of ‘Australasian’ English. There is a specially contributed foreword by H. L. Rogers, Professor of Early English Literature and Language and Chairman of the Australian Language Research Centre, University of Sydney. ISBN: 0424063905. Our Book No: 30977. $35 AUD.
64. Mountier, Barbara (1994). Migraine Control: The Food Connection (Australian ed). Melbourne: Hyland House. 114 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Barbara Mountier helps you to identify danger foods that trigger the pain of migraines. Includes helpful recipes and informative case studies of patients who controlled their migraine. The author solved her migraine problem with diet. She conducts community support groups in New Zealand. ISBN: 1875657525. Our Book No: 22815. $12 AUD.
65. Msimang, Sisonke (2018). Always Another Country: A Memoir of Exile and Home (New ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner tip front cover little creased, slight bump top spine, minor edgewear. This is the memoir of Sisonke Msimang who was born in exile, the daughter of South African freedom fighters. This is her story of her journey from Africa to America and back again, then on to a new home in Australia. The story is frank, fierce and insightful. She reflects candidly on growing up an outsider, the naive heady euphoria of returning at last to her parental homeland, and her disillusionment with present-day South Africa. Sisonke is a bold new voice on feminism, race and politics - in her beloved South Africa, in Australia, and around the world. ISBN: 9781925603798. Our Book No: 30992. $20 AUD.
66. Murphy, Lorraine (2018). Get Remarkably Organised. Sydney: Hachette. 257 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, corner tips covers little ceased, top corner spine & last few pages little bumped,minor edgewear. Lorraine Murphy provides an inspiring look at organisational lessons she has learned during her entrepreneurship journey. How to be organised in business and in life. The book has been written by one of Australia's leading entrepreneurs and the founder of the Remarkables Group. The book covers: The value of routine and habits, easy decluttering, tips for planning your week and managing your day, conquering distractions, and overcoming procrastination. ISBN: 9780733639487. Our Book No: 30974. $15 AUD.
67. Murray, Edna (editor) (2007). Remembering Minto: Life and Memories of a Community. Sydney: Information and Cultural Exchange Inc. / Remembering Minto Group. 124 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, many colour text-photos, minor edgewear. The Remembering Minto Group dedicates this colorful and informative book to the life and times of the people who have lived, and others who are still living, in the Department of Housing area of Minto (a southern suburb of Sydney) during the demolition and renewal of their homes. Edited by Edna Murray. ISBN: 9780958026925. Our Book No: 22781. $25 AUD.
68. Najafi, Najmeh; Hinckley, Helen (with); Massud, illustrator (1960). Reveille for a Persian Village (Reprint ed). London: Victor Gollancz. 273 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), edges lightly foxed, some foxing top section first & last few pages, faint foxing reverse side jacket (flap square-clipped, chipping & few edge tears). A deeply moving account of how a young and beautiful Persian girl, the daughter of a great Persian family, has tried to alleviate the poverty and poor health in a native village. Najmeh Najafi writes with a simple dignity that underlines her modesty. Her first book, Persia Is My Heart, told of her break with traditions and her decision to study in America, in order to help her people. This very special book tells of the use to which she has put her studies: what she has achieved in the village of Sarbandan - a community of 1500 people not far from Tehran (now Iran). (1960 reprint edition: has dustjacket.). ISBN: B0015L72TU. Our Book No: 22834. $15 AUD.
69. Needleman, Jacob (1988). A Sense of the Cosmos: The Encounter of Modern Science and Ancient Truth (Reprint ed). London: Arkana / Penguin Books. 178 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, top edge lightly foxed, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. Jacob Needleman, a philosophy professor, states that Western science has assumed we can understand the universe without understanding human consciousness. This has had a catastrophic impact on our inner lives. We must bring together science and spirituality, ancient wisdom and the latest technological know-how. Only on such a foundation of harmony can we start to forge a better future. ISBN: 0140190554. Our Book No: 2472. $10 AUD.
70. Newton-John, Olivia; Seth Hurst, Brian; Murdocca, Sal (illustrator) (1993). A Pig Tale (1st ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 28 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pictorial cover, colour drawings, closed tear top corner jacket, few tiny foxed spots reverse side), light foxing top edge inside covers, top corners little bumped covers, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This children's picture story in rhymes is about Ziggy the pig. His dad collected all sorts of things. Ziggy proudly invites his friends and their parents to see what his dad has made from all the things he has been saving. This charming story has a environmental theme. There is a photo of the first author, Olivia Newton-John, on the rear cover. ISBN: 0671787780. Our Book No: 40887. $25 AUD.
71. O'Grady, Emily (2018). The Yellow House (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 314 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Australian novel by Emily O'Grady about a 10-year-old girl named Cub, her older brother Cassie, and twin brother Wally who live on a lonely property bordering an abandoned cattle farm and knackery. Their lives are shadowed by the infamous actions of her Granddad Les in his yellow weatherboard house, just over the fence. Although their grandfather Les died twelve years ago, his notoriety has grown in Cub's lifetime and the local community have ostracised the whole family. A powerful novel about loyalty and betrayal, about legacies of violence and the possibilities of redemption. First edition. ISBN: 9781760632854. Our Book No: 30978. $25 AUD.
72. Obree, Graeme; Moser, Francesco (foreword) (2004). Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story (New ed). Edinburgh: Birlinn. 292 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. This copy: 2004 edition (foreword by Francesco Moser, cover design differs). Autobiography of the champion Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree. With great candour and much humour, he tells the inspiring story of what it took to escape a life on the dole to become a world record breaker. He talks about his troubled childhood in Ayrshire, and his sporting success achieved in the shadow of manic-depressive (bipolar) illness. ISBN: 1841583359. Our Book No: 22827. $10 AUD.
73. Otfinoski, Steve (1997). The Golden Age of Rock Instrumentals. New York: Billboard Books. 213 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. Steve Otfinoski provides a loving tribute to the pioneers of the rock instrumental era, from Dick Dale and Sandy Nelson to Booker T. and the MGs and the Ventures. ISBN: 0823076393. Our Book No: 12901. $20 AUD.
74. Palmer, John A; Rhine, J. B.; Dalton, Kathy; Feather, Sally Rhine (2001). Parapsychology and the Rhine Research Center. Durham, NC: Institute for Parapsychology. 73 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, card cover (with rear flap), black & white photos, minor edgewear. Promotional booklet for the premier parapsychology research centre, based in Durham, NC, and founded by J. B. and Louisa Rhine. Contains articles, including: A brief introduction to parapsychology - Modern psi: ganzfeld & DMILS - Institute for Parapsychology - Summer study program - On becoming a parapsychologist - Parapsychology pointers - Suggested reading - International directory. ISBN: B001LQS09U. Our Book No: 12906. $15 AUD.
75. Parker, Paul (editor) (1993). Pacific Coal Trade in the 1990s: Energy or Environmental Priorities? Canberra: Australia-Japan Research Centre, Australian National University. 155 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, card cover, tables, rear cover corner tip creased, edges foxed, minor edgewear. These papers by energy specialists, economists and environmentalists (edited by Paul Parker) examine the coal trade in the Pacific and southeast Asian region. ISBN: 0864131399. Our Book No: 12907. $15 AUD.
76. Pembroke, Michael (2020). Play by the Rules: The Short Story of America's Leadership: From Hiroshima to Covid-19 (1st ed). Melbourne: Hardie Grant. 322 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, slight crease top corner rear cover & last few pages, minor edgewear. Michael Pembroke provides a short history of the decline of the United States. The author states that high standards and treasured principles were ignored, and the world has now entered a post-American era - defined by the rise of Asia and the return of China. It is also a look into the future - a future dominated by greater Asia and China in particular. ISBN: 9781743796528. Our Book No: 30988. $25 AUD.
77. Perry, Nick (2017). Peaks and Troughs: In at the Deep End, High in the Hills (1st p/b ed). Edinburgh: Polygon Press. 317 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages faintly toned. The life of two country boys at heart. Jack, brother Nick, and his family set off from swinging London to fulfil their dream of living off the land. They know nothing of farming or what battles lie ahead with the weather and suspicious neighbours, or what it takes to survive in the unforgiving Welsh Hills. This is an unforgettable adventure shared with prize boar Rattlecrow King David the 57th. ISBN: 9781846973833. Our Book No: 40897. $18 AUD.
78. Pratchett, Terry (2002). Thief of Time: A Discworld Novel (1st this ed). London: Corgi Books. 429 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Science fiction novel by Terry Pratchett. This Discworld novel is about the management of time, and as everyone knows when time is wasted it has to be redirected to where it will be needed. The book comes complete with a full supporting cast of heroes and villains, yetis, martial artists, and Ronnie, the fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse (who left before they became famous). ISBN: 0552148407. Our Book No: 40900. $10 AUD.
79. Pretyman, E. R. (1970). Some Notes on Maria Island and Its Penal Settlements. Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), black & white text-photos, map, corner one page creased, minor insect damage edges front cover. E. R. Pretyman provides a history of the convict settlement on Maria Island, off the east coast of Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania). ISBN: B0006C22Z8. Our Book No: 2485. $10 AUD.
80. Reucassel, Craig (2020). Fight for Planet A: The Climate Challenge and What We Can Do When There's No Planet B. Sydney: HarperCollins Australia. 243 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tables, diagrams, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Craig Reucassel provides examples of solutions that we can all do to reduce our carbon footprint. Based on his popular ABC TV programs. An inspiring and thought provoking book. ISBN: 9780733341335. Our Book No: 40925. $20 AUD.
81. Ridley, Matt (2003). Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human (1st U.S. ed). New York: HarperCollins. 326 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket. British scientist, journalist and critic Matt Ridley explores the complex and endless intriguing question of whether genes (nature) or environment (nurture) help to shape human behaviour. Actually it is a combination of both. Genes predetermine the broad structure of the brain, but they also react to formative experiences, social cues and even memory. First U.S. edition. . ISBN: 0060006781. Our Book No: 2946. $20 AUD.
82. Savings Bank, South Australia (No Date). Blotter: Savings Bank of South Australia .. Provides Every Facility for Systematic Saving. Adelaide: Savings Bank of South Australia. N/A pp. Blotter small, very good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) sketch & text, corners creased reverse side, minor edgewear. This blotter advertises the Savings Bank of South Australia. The sketch (left side of blotter) is two horses pulling a plough, with farm buildings in the background. The test includes the phrases: 48 branches; 370 agencies; 1200 school bank agencies; "The People's Bank”. Our Book No: 2379. $10 AUD.
83. School, Pembroke; Lamb, Malcolm (preface) (1999). Green and Gold Cookery Book: Revised with Metric Conversion Table (75th Anniversary, reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 256 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, corner tip front cover creased, otherwise excellent. Subtitle: "Tried and tested recipes, contributed by experienced housewives and cookery experts." Facsimile edition. There are also helpful hints and a table of measures. Originally published in 1923, to raise funds for King's College, Adelaide (now King's Campus, Pembroke School). Over 500,000 copies sold. ISBN: 9781864367164. Our Book No: 14860. $20 AUD.
84. Seal, Graham (1999). The Lingo: Listening to Australian English. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press (UNSW Press). 213 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. Graham Seal, a respected academic linguist (Curtin University) provides a lively analysis of Australian English that goes well beyond "cobber" and "g'day", exploring the colour, variety and cultural significance of the local vernacular language. Scarce. ISBN: 0868406805. Our Book No: 6675. $30 AUD.
85. Seligman, Martin E. P. (1994). What You Can Change and What You Can't: The Complete Guide to Self-Improvement (Australian ed). Sydney: Random House. 323 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, spine lightly creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Martin Seligman, the renowned American psychologist, author of "Learned Optimism", helps you address the truth about your problems, how to treat changeable conditions, and how to accept unchangeable conditions. Australian edition. ISBN: 0091829933. Our Book No: 3673. $15 AUD.
86. Sewell, Stephen (2005). Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America: A Drama in 30 Scenes (Revised ed) [Currency Plays]. Sydney, Strawberry Hills: Currency Press. 89 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This is a major play from Australia's most explosive and challenging playwright Stephen Sewell. An Australian in US academia finds himself dangerously at odds with the prevailing political temperature and is forced into a labyrinth of intrigue and threat. ISBN: 0868197750. Our Book No: 22858. $15 AUD.
87. Sharkey, Michael (2012). Apollo in George Street: The Life of David Mckee Wright (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Puncher & Wattmann. 439 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, stiffened covers, black & white photos, small mark top edge, pages faintly toned. Michael Sharkey relates the story of one of Australasia's major forgotten literary figures, and it also is about a surprisingly unconventional period in Australian history, when bohemia mixed with the middle classes in the suburbs. This story introduces artists and writers who set the stage for more celebrated, but no less doomed-to-oblivion, Australian bohemians. The story brings to life aspects of the literary culture of New Zealand in the years before its independence, and of Australia in the early years of Federation. ISBN: 9781921450341. Our Book No: 40892. $50 AUD.
88. Sharpe, Alan (1999). Pictorial History: Newtown, Alexandria, Camperdown, Darlington, Erskineville, Macdonaldtown, St Peters Waterloo (1st ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Kingsclear Books. 124 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear cover corner tips. A pictorial history by Alan Sharpe of early Newtown and surrounding suburbs in Inner Western Sydney. First edition. ISBN: 090827260X. Our Book No: 26263. $25 AUD.
89. Sharpe, Alan (2004). Pictorial Memories: Manly to Palm Beach (2nd ed). Sydney: Kingsclear Books. 144 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, many black & white text-photos, minor creasing, minor edgewear cover corner tips. Alan Sharpe provides over 150 black & white text-photos in this great pictorial history of the early days of the northern beachside suburbs of Sydney stretching from Manly northwards to Palm Beach. Second edition (early printings by Atrand, same ISBN.). ISBN: 0908272308. Our Book No: 5481. $20 AUD.
90. Sharwood, Anthony (2021). The Brumby Wars: The Battle for the Soul of Australia. Sydney: Hachette Australia. 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Anthony Sharwood presents the sstory of Australia's wild horses - brumbies - and the intense culture war that has erupted around their future. He started to investigate the issue and spent time with people on both sides of the debate. He realised that for all of them there is more at stake than the horses. This book is an account of this national issue and very human passions that it inspires. ISBN: 9780733647208. Our Book No: 30987. $18 AUD.
91. Simonton, Dean Keith (2011). Great Flicks: Scientific Studies of Cinematic Creativity and Aesthetics (1st ed). New York: Oxford University Press. 227 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, (in very good dustjacket), tables, minor edgewear dustjacket. Dean Keith Simonton looks at cinematic creativity and aesthetics, but confined to scientfic studies carried out by a multidisciplinary group of researchers. The book also has a chapter on Oscars, Golden Globes and Critics, The Script, The Stars, and the epilogue is about The Science of Cinema. This book will interest anyone with an interest in film, including aficionados who are open to the scientific approach, and researchers in the areas of creativity, aesthetics, and cultural economics. The reported research comes from many disciplines, including psychology, sociology, economics, management, marketing, communications, jouralism, broadcasting, history, musicology, and statistics. ISBN: 9780199752034. Our Book No: 30966. $30 AUD.
92. Sinclair, Carol; Ebringer, Prof. Alan (foreword) (2004). The IBS Low-starch Diet. Wellington, NZ: Ninox. 254 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. This book is about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the arthritic condition of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Carol Sinclair devised the diet and adapted the recipes to treat her own IBS and AS. Numerous low-starch recipes, all gluten-free. Cover blurb: Why starchy food may be hazardous to your health. The foreword is by Alan Ebringer, professor of immunology, Kings College, London. ISBN: 0958252904. Our Book No: 22773. $15 AUD.
93. Steiner, Niklaus (2000). Arguing about Asylum: The Complexity of Refugee Debates in Europe (1st ed). New York: St Martin's Press. 186 pp. top edge little foxed, Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. Niklaus Steiner reports on the asylum seeker controversy in Europe, which assumes a struggle between national interests that tighten asylum, and humanitarianism that loosens it. This study of asylum seekers in Germany, Switzerland and Britain from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s challenges this tug-of-war image, and urges us to explore alternative assumptions. ISBN: 0312230737. Our Book No: 12898. $15 AUD.
94. Stuart, John McDouall; Hardman, W. (editor) (1975). Explorations in Australia: The Journals of John McDouall Stuart during the Years 1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, and 1862, When He Fixed the Centre of the Continent and Successfully Crossed it from Sea to Sea (Facsimile ed) [Australiana Facsimile Editions]. Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia (LBSA). 511 pp. Hardback small thick octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, light brown leatherette boards, new endpapers, gilt title spine, sepia frontispiece portrait, maps (including one large foldout at rear), full-page black & white drawings, top corner repaired last three pages (index), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Facsimile edition. Contains the journals of John McDouall Stuart for his six expeditions into the interior of Australia from 1858 to 1862, during which he located the centre of Australia and crossed the continent from south to north.
(Originally edited by William Hardman, and published in London by Saunders, Otley & Co., 1865. No 198 in the Australiana Facsimile Editions series.). ISBN: 072430049X. Our Book No: 18024. $120 AUD.
95. Tangye, Derek (2014). A Cat in the Window: Tales from a Cornish Flower Farm (1st this ed). London: Constable. 106 pp. Paperback small thin trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, small mark & little colour loss front cover (sticker mark). Derek Tangye describes his family life in an isolated cottage, Minack, in Cornwall, accompanied by his pet cat Monty and his wife Jeannie. This classic autobiography is a warm beautiful tale about two people and their cat. Originally published in 1962. ISBN: 9781472109910. Our Book No: 40889. $15 AUD.
96. Trenoweth, Samantha (editor) (2013). Bewitched and Bedevilled: Women Write the Gillard Years. Melbourne: Hardie Grant Books. 254 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book, edited by Samantha Trenoweth, intelligently examines Australian attitudes, including from the media, towards Australia's first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. The women who write about her prime mininstership are: Tanya Plibersek, Jane Caro, Eva Cox, Clementine Ford, Kathy Lette, Chloe Hooper, Helen Razer, Shakira Hussein, Emily Maguire, Tracey Spicer, Ruth Hessey, Catherine Lumby, Helen Pringle, Carol Johnson, Claire Harvey, together with speeches from Anne Summers and Julia Gillard. Full of wit, and incisive comment. A great book for anyone intrigued or outraged during Julia Gillard’s tenure as the first Australian female Prime Minister. ISBN: 9781742706931. Our Book No: 30736. $25 AUD.
97. Vanstone, W. H.; Williams, H. A. (foreword) (2002). Love's Endeavour Love's Expense: The Response of Being to the Love of God (Reprint ed). London: Darton Longman & Todd. 120 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. W. H. Vanstone is a retired Anglican theologian. His personal experiences as a parish priest in a housing estate in the north of England, and his feelings about the true meaning of being committed to the church. (Originally published, 1977, this is the 2002 reprint.) ISBN: 0232513805. Our Book No: 22825. $12 AUD.
98. Walker, Frank (2014). Maralinga: The Chilling Expose of our Secret Nuclear Shame and Betrayal of our Troops and Country (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread, corner rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. Frank Walker records a shocking and chilling account - with the fallout ongoing - that during the 1950s to 1960s, with the blessing of Prime Minister Robert Menzies, the British government used Australia as its nuclear laboratory. They exploded 12 atomic bombs on Australian soil - at the Monte Bello (Montebello) Islands, Emu Field and Maralinga. About 16,000 Australian servicemen were guinea pigs. RAAF pilots were ordered to fly into nuclear mushroom clouds, soldiers told to walk into radioactive ground zero, sailors retrieved highly contaminated debris - none being aware of the dangers faced. But the betrayal didn't end with our soldiers. Secret monitoring stations were set up around the continent to measure radiation levels and a clandestine decades-long project stole bones from dead babies to see how much fallout had contaminated their small bodies - and their grieving parents were never told. First edition. ISBN: 9780733631900. Our Book No: 17601. $25 AUD.
99. Watson, Jane Werner; Sayles, William (illustrator) (1955). The First Golden Geography: A Beginner's Introduction to Our Worlds [A Little Golden Book]. Sydney: Golden Books. 24 pp. Hardback small square octavo, very good condition, pictorial board cover, stapled spine (black & gilt strip), top spine little bumped, minor edgeweasr. A pictorial introduction to geography (mountains, rivers, lakes, and so on) for young children. A classic Little Golden book. The scarce collectible Australian edition. ISBN: B0007FIXZ2. Our Book No: 12752. $12 AUD.
100. Watters, Evan (2010). Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche (Australian ed). Melbourne: Scribe Publications. 306 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear. Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture has not been its golden arches or bomb craters, but the bulldozing of the human psyche itself: it is in the process of homogenising the way the world goes mad. For the past 30 years, America has been the world leader in mental-health research, and Western definitions of mental illness are prevailing over indigenous beliefs around the globe. He travels from China to Tanzania to bring home an unsettling conclusion: as America introduces Westernised ways of treating mental illnesses, it is in fact spreading the diseases. In post-tsunami Sri Lanka, Watters reports on the Western trauma counsellors who, in their rush to help, inadvertently trampled local expressions of grief, suffering, and healing. In Japan, Watters reveals the truth about a multi-million-dollar campaign by one of the world's biggest drug companies to change the Japanese experience of depression - literally marketing the disease along with the drug. By examining the Western impact on the psyches of people in other cultures, Watters forces us to take a fresh look at our own approaches to mental health and healing. It turns out that we may have as much to learn from other cultures' beliefs about the mind as we have to teach them. ISBN: 9781921640643. Our Book No: 18023. $30 AUD.
101. Whitaker, Anne-Maree (2002). Pictorial History: South Sydney (1st ed). Sydney, Alexandria: Kingsclear Books. 140 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Anne-Maree Whitaker provides a richly illustrated history of the City of South Sydney (later merged into the City of Sydney). This popular history also embraces Woolloomooloo, Garden Island, Potts Point, Paddington, Redfern, Newtown and Broadway Ultimo. This pictorial history includes a collection of photos - that came from past and current residents of South Sydney - and which was exhibited during 2001 throughout the city from Potts Point to Waterloo, and Redfern to Centennial Park. (Loosely inserted: Invitation to a Book launch, Redfern Town Hall, 20 Sept 2002. The title page has four autographS: the author, Tony Pooley [Mayor of South Sydney], Edda Boyd [council heritage staff], Philip Black [South Sydney Heritage Society] and Catherine Warne [Kingsclear Books]). ISBN: 0908272693. Our Book No: 27075. $30 AUD.
102. Whitaker, Anne-Maree (2006). Pictorial History: Marrickville. Sydney, Alexandria: Kingsclear Books. 140 pp. Paperback oblong large quarto, very goo plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. Anne-Maree Whitaker provides a richly illustrated history of Marrickville, this diverse multicultural inner western municipality in Sydney. Thomas Chalder, who was born in Marrick, Yorkshire in 1813 and arrived in Sydney in 1842, purchased land from the late Robert Wardell. In 1855, his 6-acre Marrick estate was subdivided for sale and auctioneer and local publican William Dean is credited for adding the French "ville" to the name to attract capitalists, market gardeners and speculators to the sale. By the middle of the 19th century wealthy settlers established nurseries, orchards, dairies and market gardens to supply Sydney's needs. Brickworks were established to build stylish houses along the railway lines. Businessmen such as Thomas Holt and the Hordern family settled in this convenient locality close to busy Newtown and the city but with fresh air. ISBN: 0908272871. Our Book No: 14202. $40 AUD.
103. White, Michael; Gribbin, John (2003). Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science (Reprint ed). London: Abacus. 372 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Michael White and John Gribbin provide a pioneering biography of the British physicist and cosmologist, including discussion of his discoveries. The authors have traced the course of Hawking’s life and science, to tell the story of a remarkable man, who had to adjust to his disability. Originally published, 1992. ISBN: 9780349117287. Our Book No: 40893. $15 AUD.
104. Wigney, Tessa (editor); Eyers, Kerrie (editor); Parker, Gordon (editor) (2007). Journeys With the Black Dog: Inspirational Stories of Bringing Depression to Heel. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 277 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few small dents front cover, minor edgewear corner tips. Many people share their stories of living with depression. Written with raw honesty and sharp humour, these stories show it is possible to gain control over depression. An inspiring book for anyone with depression and those who care for them. The three editors are from the Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales. ISBN: 9781741752649. Our Book No: 22775. $12 AUD.
105. Wilkes, G. A. (1978). A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms (1st ed). Sydney: Sydney University Press (SUP). 370 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), some bubbling of plastic coating jacket cover (minor edgewear & edge tears top edge, minor marks), pages lightly toned, top edge little foxed, minor edgewear boards, cover design differs from stock photo. First edition. The first comprehensive dictionary to record Australian colloquial English expressions, and to record their usage with citations, as well as their literary derivation. The author is Challis Professor of English Literature at University of Sydney. (A good and complete reading copy.). ISBN: 0424000342. Our Book No: 4635. $20 AUD.
106. Wilson, Paul (1995). The Calm Technique: Meditation Without Magic or Mysticism. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 125 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned as common, top edge little foxed, minor edgewear. A bestselling practical, easy-to-follow way to learn meditation that will change your life if you are always tired and over-stressed. The first mass-market book on meditation. By Paul Wilson who is chairman of an advertising agency and a hospital director (stressful occupations), and has been described as the Guru of Calm. ISBN: 0140251049. Our Book No: 4978. $10 AUD.
107. Young, Leonie; Riddle, Tohby (illustrator) (1993). I Wish I'd Sailed With Captain Cook. Sydney: Weldon Kids. 30 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), foldout colour map (little creased) in card pocket inside rear cover, minor edgewear. This educational children's picture book by Leonie Young features Captain Cook and his voyage to Australia, 1768 - 1771. Illustrated by Tohby Riddle. I wonder what Captain Cook would think of Australia now? (With map of Cook's voyage in card pocket inside rear cover.). ISBN: 1863021833. Our Book No: 17690. $25 AUD.
108. Zamperini, Louis; Rensin, David (with); McCain, Senator John (foreword) (2011). Devil at My Heels: A Heroic Olympian's Astonishing Story of Survival as a Japanese POW in World War II (1st this ed). New York: Harper / HarperCollins. 297 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minimal edgewear, remainder stripe. Louis Zamperini tells his story in his own words. He had a full life as a world-class NCAA miler, a 1936 Olympian, and as a WW2 bombardier. In 1943, it all changed in an instant when his B-24 crashed into the Pacific Ocean, leaving Louis and two other survivors drifting on a liferaft for 47 days and 2000 miles. They finally reached land, only to be captured by the Japanese. Louis spent the next two years as a prisoner of war. The Army Air Corps declared him dead and sent official condolences to his family. This is a remarkable true story of accomplishment, glory, disaster, survival, and true heroism made famous by Laura Hillenbrand in her book Unbroken. This is a story of the brutality of war, the tenacity of the human spirit, and the power of forgiveness. ISBN: 9780062393333. Our Book No: 40895. $18 AUD.