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1. Allingham, Cedric; Moore, Patrick (anonymous) (1954). Flying Saucer from Mars (Reprint ed). London: Frederick Muller. 143 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, black & white photos, edges & title page moderately foxed, gilt spine lettering little faded, pages toned, minimal annotation (tick mark), owner's written name. First edition. The author claimed to see a flying saucer land in Scotland and communicate with the occupant. There is even a photo of the Martian. This book was later exposed as a hoax written by British astronomer Patrick Moore to demonstrate the gullibility of the British public. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12226. $10 AUD.

2. Anderson, Chester G. (1986). James Joyce, with 124 illustrations (1st p/b ed) [Literary Lives]. London: Thames & Hudson. 144 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front cover little creased, edges lightly foxed, top edge foxed, minor edgewear. The author has visited all the places where James Joyce lived and worked, and shows here how closely all these biographical details are related to the substance of Joyce's novels. ISBN: 0500260184. Our Book No: 28448. $15 AUD.

3. Anderson, Malcolm (editor); Bort, Eberhard (editor) (1999). The Irish Border: History, Politics, Culture [Liverpool Studies in European Regional Cultures]. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 286 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, tables, maps. This volume presents a multi-disciplinary approach to the political frontier separating Northern Ireland as part of the United Kingdom from the Republic of Ireland. Published on behalf of the Culture and Economy Research Unit, Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0853239517. Our Book No: 20432. $10 AUD.

4. Arthurs, Peter; Clarke, Arthur C. (foreword) (1981). With Brendan Behan: A Personal Memoir. New York: St Martin's Press. 297 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos centre spread, papered board cover (cloth spine), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. An intimate and startling portrait, during the last years of his life, of the brawling and rough-living Irish playwright and ex-IRA gun runner, by Peter Arthurs, his bodyguard and psychological sparring partner. ISBN: 0312884710. Our Book No: 12908. $25 AUD.

5. Association, Boy Scouts (1961). Stamp Collector, Philatelist, Guide Pathfinder, Rider and Horseman (Revised ed) [Scout Badge Test Series, no 21]. Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson. 54 pp. Paperback thin trade, stapled, good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, spine lightly worn, pages lightly toned, faint foxing edges & covers. This booklet has been prepared and approved on behalf of the Boy Scouts Association, Glasgow, by the general editor. Revised to comply with new conditions, November 1959. Our Book No: 26343. $10 AUD.

6. Association, Boy Scouts (1965). First Aid, Ambulance and Air Apprentice (Revised, reprint ed) [Scout Badge Test Series, no 15]. Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson. 61 pp. Paperback thin trade, stapled, good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, staples rusted, small tear top spine at cover join, spine lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned, faint foxing edges & covers. This booklet has been prepared and approved on behalf of the Boy Scouts Association, Glasgow, by the general editor. Our Book No: 26341. $10 AUD.

7. Association, Boy Scouts (1966). Missioner, Public Health and Marksman (Revised, reprint ed) [Scout Badge Test Series, no 16]. Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson. 48 pp. Paperback thin trade, stapled, good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, staples rusted, spine lightly worn, pages lightly toned, faint foxing edges & covers. This booklet has been prepared and approved on behalf of the Boy Scouts Association, Glasgow, by the general editor. Our Book No: 26342. $10 AUD.

8. 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. $20 AUD.

9. Barber, Antonia; Bayley, Nicola (illustrator) (1993). The Mousehole Cat (Reprint ed). London: Walker Books. 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, corner tips front cover little scuffed, tiny scuff fore-edge rear cover, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. A children's picture story based on an old Cornish legend of Tom Bawcock. The beautiful drawings make this very special story come alive. The author has a cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall. ISBN: 0744523532. Our Book No: 29962. $10 AUD.

10. Black, Benjamin; Banville, John (real name) (2011). A Death in Summer (1st ed). New York: Henry Holt. 308 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket, autograph (author's written name title page), remainder black texta spot bottom edge, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. In this crime fiction novel one of Dublin's most powerful men meets a violent end. Detective Inspector Hackett calls in his old friend Quirke, who has unusual access to Dublin's elite. Benjamin Black is the pen name of the Booker Award-winning novelist John Banville. ISBN: 9780805090925. Our Book No: 40834. $50 AUD.

11. Blackburn, Julia (1995). Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines. New York: Vintage Departures. 232 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint mark fore-edge, top corner creased one page, minor edgewear, minor biro annotation few pages, autograph (author's written name title page & sticker front cover). The semi-fictional story of the Irish woman who lived among Aborigines in South Australia for 30 years. ISBN: 0679744460. Our Book No: 26635. $10 AUD.

12. Bochel, Margaret M. (2004). Salt Herring on Saturday: The Fishertown of Nairn Last Century (1st ed) [Flashbacks Series]. East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press / European Ethnological Research Centre / National Museums of Scotland. 95 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. About the fisher folk of Nairn in the 1920s and 1930s. They had a distinctive way of live, being to some extent detached from the rest of the townspeople by the nature of their exacting trade. They lived like a large family, observing a code of behaviour and set of customs and values prescribed by their seagoing forebears and handed down through generations. The author belongs to a well-known Fishertown of Nairn family. ISBN: 1862322465. Our Book No: 25902. $15 AUD.

13. Boyne, John (2011). The Absolutist: A Novel (1st this ed). New York: Other Press. 309 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, thick card covers (with flaps), spine ends lightly scuffed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is an unforgettable and powerful novel of passion, jealousy, heroism, and betrayal set in the trenches of World War 1. ISBN: 9781590515525. Our Book No: 30397. $18 AUD.

14. Brosnahan, Sean G. (1992). The Kerrytown Brosnahans (1st ed). Timaru, NZ: R. J. & H. P. Brosnahan. 220 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, family trees, tables, map, minor edgewear corner tips, spine little creased (ridges during binding, cover crease near spine), autograph (author's written dedication). A genealogical study of the ancestors and relatives of Sean Brosnahan, New Zealand. The author is the great-great-grandson of 'Daddy' Hugh and Deborah Brosnahan. Part 1: The family origins in Ireland. Part 2: Migration to New Zealand. Part 3: Large family tree concerning the descendants of Hugh and Timothy Brosnahan of Kerrytown, Canterbury, New Zealand. (74 + 146 pages.). ISBN: 0473015994. Our Book No: 40270. $60 AUD.

15. Bruce, Steve (1989). God Save Ulster! The Religion and Politics of Paisleyism. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 308 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. The first serious study of Ian Paisley, the charismatic and controversial Unionist leader in Northern Ireland, who in 1951 founded his own church (sect), the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster. ISBN: 0192852175. Our Book No: 13577. $10 AUD.

16. Buckley, Martin J.; Campbell, Major-General I. (foreword); MacDonald, H. (president) (1986). Scarlet and Tartan: The Story of the Regiments and Regimental Bands of the NSW Scottish Rifles 1885 (Volunteers), the 30th Battalion (NSW Scottish Regiment), "A" Company and Pipes and Drums, 17th Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment (Commemorative ed). Sydney: Red Hackle Association. 300 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), quarter bound red leather with gilt edges, green & black tartan cloth cover, three affixed metal insignias on front cover, black & white text-photos, colour photos, illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket, light foxing endpapers, minor spotted foxing last page, few lights marks flyleaf & title page. Heavy (1.6 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The scarce commemorative edition (no 53 of a limited edition of 101 copies, Major General G. L. Maitland's copy.) This wonderful regimental history of the NSW Scottish Rifles by Martin J. Buckley has a certificate of authenticity signed by Harold E. MacDonald, president, Red Hackle Association, loosely inserted, which states that this copy belongs to Maitland. This book was launched by The Right Honourable The Earl of Lauderdale, Traditional Bearer of St. Andrews Cross and Chief of Clan Maitland, at a parade held at Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney, on 23rd November 1986 (the original barracks of the Scottish Rifles, 100 years ago). ISBN: 1862527547. Our Book No: 40142. $180 AUD.

17. Butler, Richard (1983). Eureka Stockade. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 185 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, endpaper map, edges slightly foxed, pages faintly toned as usual, edgewear. Richard Butler tells the story of the celebrated rebellion of gold miners at Ballarat in Victoria in 1854, lead by Irish-born miner Peter Lalor. ISBN: 0207146462. Our Book No: 7911. $20 AUD.

18. Caddy, Eileen (1987). Foundations of Findhorn (Reprint ed). Moray, Scotland: Findhorn Press. 154 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tip lightly creased single page, minor edgewear. Self-help messages in the form of poetry from Eileen Caddy, the co-founder of the Findhorn spiritual community, Scotland. ISBN: 0905249291. Our Book No: 23235. $12 AUD.

19. Cant-Wall, E. (Edward) (1882). Ireland Under the Land Act: Letters Contributed to the Standard Newspaper, with an Appendix of Leading Cases under the Act, Giving the Evidence in Full, Judicial Dicta, &c. London: Chatto & Windus. 283 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, red cloth cover, black endpapers, foldout charts, spine little faded (little soiled & stained), cover corners bumped, edges untrimmed (some tearing uncut top edges, no loss text), some foxing (edges, endpapers & some internal pages), bookplate front pastedown, rubber stamp, owner's written name. The editor of the "Standard" sent the barrister Cant-Wall to impartially report on the working of the latest Land Act. He observed Land Commission deliberations, and the activities of the leaders of the Irish Land League, a political organisation that helped tenant farmers acquire their own land, and of Roman Catholic bishops. Includes a selection of leading cases, exemplifying relations between landlord and tenant. (Plus 32p publisher's catalogue at rear. Bookplate of Lord Walter Fitzgerald.). Our Book No: 14466. $30 AUD.

20. Cashman, D. B. (1895). The Life of Michael Davitt, Founder of the National Land League: To Which is Added, the Secret History of the Land League, by Michael Davitt. London / [Glasgow]: R. & T. Washbourne / Cameron & Ferguson. 256 pp. Hardback small (18.6 x 12.7 cm), no jacket, very good condition, recased original green cloth cover retaining endpapers (gilt brief spine title), very good condition, edges lightly speckled & foxed, title page base repaired, minor edgewear. Biography of the Irish social campaigner and nationalist politician, Michael Davitt (1846-1906), founder of the Irish National Land League. He joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB), a Fenian organization in Ireland. He organised arms smuggling to Ireland, but was arrested and imprisoned by the English, but was released on a ticket-of-leave after serving seven years. He rejoined the IRB, where he held that the common people of Ireland could not improve their lot without ownership of their land. [No date, but 1882 (latest internal date) or later, up to 1920. Originally edition published 1876 by Cameron & Ferguson, Glasgow.] Our Book No: 12619. $30 AUD.

21. Chisholm, Alec H. (editor); Menzies, R. G. (foreword) (1950). Scots Wha Hae: History of the Royal Caledonian Society of Melbourne. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 118 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), blue cloth cover, black & white photos (including frontispiece), cloth cover few spotty flecks, pages lightly toned, jacket edges & spine ends little chipped (few closed tears, little marked), bottom edges covers little rubbed, tiny hole flyleaf (insect damage). The first detailed history of a Scottish society in Australia, edited by Alec Chisholm. The books main purpose is to set on record the national service rendered since 1858 by the body known as the Royal Caledonian Society of Melbourne. There are many funny tales about the Society, and it outlines the important influence which Scots have had on Victoria. ISBN: B003AO8DXY. Our Book No: 30130. $20 AUD.

22. Clare, Anne (2011). Unlikely Rebels: The Gifford Girls and the Fight for Irish Freedom (Reprint ed). Cork: Mercier Press. 319 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, top corner rear cover little creased, minor edgewear corners. Anne Clare tells the story of the Gifford sisters, the daughters of staunchly Unionist parents and raised in the Protestant faith, all of them embraced the republican movement wholeheartedly. When the opportunity arose for them to play their part in the struggle for Ireland's freedom, they seized it, despite the hardship and in some cases tragedy that it brought them. Grace Gifford married Joseph Plunkett in Kilmainham Gaol, on the day before his execution for his part in leading the Rising in 1916. ISBN: 9781856357128. Our Book No: 26892. $15 AUD.

23. Curtis, Tony (editor) (2001). The Art of Seamus Heaney (4th ed). Dublin: Wolfhound Press. 295 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This fourth edition is the latest in an ongoing critical response to Seamus Heaney's work. It includes new essays on Heaney's three most recent books. This famous Irish poet won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. ISBN: 0863278620. Our Book No: 25758. $15 AUD.

24. Davis, Richard (2000). Not So Bad as a Bad Marriage: Irish Transportation Policies in the 1840s (1st ed). Tasmania: Tasmanian Historical Research Association. 64 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white photo, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is an offprint of the 1999 Eldershaw Memorial Lecture published in THRA Papers and Proceedings, March 2000. The paper presents a preliminary statement of 1997-9 research while participating in an Australian Research Council Large Grant project: 'Dumping Ground or Cleaver Country? Penal Transportation, Convict Selection and Development of Australia's Colonial Economies, 1826-53'. ISBN: 0859018792. Our Book No: 26216. $15 AUD.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. Dexter, T. F. G. (1932). Cornwall: The Land of the Gods (1st ed). Truro, Cornwall: Jordan's Bookshop. 63 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, thin illustrated card covers, concealed staples, black & white drawings, frontispiece, pages lightly toned, staples rusted (few rust stains along spine), small mark top edge, few small marks covers, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, written name on flyleaf, name label inside front cover. Introduces the rich beautiful world of Celtic mythology, specifically a concise introduction to Pagan Cornwall. There are ceremonies, sites and Cornish Saints, relationships with Celtic Gods and Goddess seasonal festivals. This charming book is about the Cornish passion for the ways of old Cornwall. There is an "Old Cornwall Federation Symbol" on the rear cover. The frontispiece has an explanation on the 2nd page, and the same illustration is also on the cover. The picture is from a rare book written in Latin and printed at Hanover in 1782. Our Book No: 40551. $30 AUD.

28. Doyle, Richard (1982). In Fairy-land: Pictures From the Elf-world, with a Poem by William Allingham [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 31 pp. Hardback very large folio (390 x 275 mm), very good plus condition, colour plates (including drawings), pictorial embossed dark green cloth cover (gilt decoration & borders & lettering), gilt edges, in cardboard slipcase. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Facsimile edition. Originally published by Longmans, Green in 1870. The 31 single-sided pages contain 16 colour plates interleaved with poetic text. The illustrator was the uncle of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was a lifetime believer in fairies. Allingham was an Irish poet associated with the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16942. $90 AUD.

29. Drever, Helen; Robertson, R. Macdonald; Thompson, Francis (1991). Travellers' Tales Western Isles: Ghosts Witches Folklore Legends Strange Mysteries and Secrets. Clydebank: Lang Syne Publishing. 80 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, tiny bump base spine, minor edgewear. This book is a three-section fascinating journey through the legends and folklore of the Inner and Outer Hebrides. ISBN: 1852171898. Our Book No: 25136. $10 AUD.

30. Dudgeon, Piers (2014). Maeve Binchy: The Biography (1st U.S. ed). New York: Thomas Dunne / St Martin's Press. 335 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, pages lightly toned, sticker mark front cover jacket. Piers Dudgeon has drawn on extensive research and many humorous personal anecdotes to write this biography of Maeve Binchy, the Irish romance novelist. The biography celebrates the life of a down-to-earth, compassionate and charming woman who touched hearts around the world and left behind an amazing legacy. Many of her stories were based on her own hard-won experience growing up in Ireland. ISBN: 9781250047144. Our Book No: 30958. $30 AUD.

31. Dunne, Clare (1988). People Under the Skin: An Irish Immigrant's Experience of Aboriginal Australia. Sydney: Lotus. 215 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, edges faintly foxed, pages lightly toned, bottom edge little rubbed, minor edgewear. People Under the Skin, by Clare Dunne (1988). The Irish-Australian writer and multiculturalist discusses similarities between Irish and Aboriginal culture and mythology. ISBN: 1863050000. Our Book No: 20088. $20 AUD.

32. Durack, Mary (1996). Keep Him My Country (Reprint ed). London: Corgi Books. 272 pp. Paperback, very good condition, corner tip rear cover creased, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Australian novel by Mary Durack about a young man determined to manage an ailing cattle station in the Northern Territory. The author is from the Irish-Australian family who set up a cattle empire in the Kimberley region. ISBN: 0733800246. Our Book No: 1662. $12 AUD.

33. Dwyer, T. Ryle (1990). Michael Collins: The Man who Won the War (Reprint ed). Dublin: Mercier Press. 160 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor foxing edges, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A biography of the charismatic rebel who undermined British morale and inspired Irish people with real and imaginary exploits. He co-ordinated the sweeping Sinn Fein election victory of 1918, organised the IRA, set up the first modern intelligence network, masterminded a series of prison escapes and supervised the fundraising to finance the movement. ISBN: 0853429316. Our Book No: 26531. $10 AUD.

34. Egan, Elizabeth (2011). Sun on Distant Hills (1st ed). [Crookwell, NSW]: Elizabeth Egan / Griffin Press (Printer). 300 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). An Australian novel by Elizabeth Egan set in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales in the 1930s and 1940s, against a backdrop of the Depression and World War. This sweeping tale has a large cast of colourful characters: Gran Rose who fled the Irish potato famine, Irene's discontented mother who was an English war bride, her gentle father, two brothers who can't wait to enlist in the current war, the woebegone children of the family she boards with, and the rest who make this a very interesting novel. First edition stated. ISBN: 9780646554891. Our Book No: 29647. $30 AUD.

35. Ellis, M. H. (1958). Lachlan Macquarie: His Life, Adventures and Times (3rd ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 614 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, colour portrait frontispiece, endpaper map, minor edgewear, bookplate prelim page, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Third edition (1958). Biography by M. H. Ellis of the Scottish soldier, Lachlan Macquarie, who was the innovative governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. His innovations included the first organized finance and commerce, the first inland exploration and settlement, the first first highways and paved streets, as well as fine architecture and official patronage of the arts and literature. (Originally published in 1947. The black bookplate is for Brian McGrath, shows a man fishing, and is designed by Alison Forbes.). ISBN: B001L4I6I2. Our Book No: 18026. $40 AUD.

36. Ellis, M. H. (1958). Lachlan Macquarie: His life, Adventures and Times (3rd revised ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 614 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in fair dustjacket), colour plates including frontispiece, single black & white plate, map, edges little foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (spine faded, flap edges lightly foxed, small edge tears, slight loss top spine, corners chipped, tiny piece missing rear cover corner), pages lightly toned, some edgewear. Third edition. Biography by M. H. Ellis of the Scottish soldier who was innovative and respected governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. The author has revised the text, correcting some small errors in dates, largely due to misprinting, and in quotations. He also adds a little material which has come to light in the past ten years, clarifying some passages hastily written in the turmoil of the years after the close of the Second World War. He adjusts the account of the rebellion against Governor Bligh, and the evaluation of the proceedings of John M'Arthur to the facts in the M'Arthur family papers and other research material not available when the earlier editions were issued. (All 8 colour plates present. Loosely inserted related printed material and newspaper clippings.). Our Book No: 30944. $40 AUD.

37. Ellis, M. H. (1978). Lachlan Macquarie: His Life, Adventures and Times (5th ed) [Famous Australian Lives]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 614 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white portrait frontispiece, minimal edgewear, owner's written name. Fifth edition. Biography by M. H. Ellis of the Scottish soldier, Lachlan Macquarie, who was the innovative governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. His innovations included the first organized finance and commerce, the first inland exploration and settlement, the first first highways and paved streets, as well as fine architecture and official patronage of the arts and literature. Paperback reprint of the 5th edition in the Famous Lives series. Originally published in 1947, and revised four times. ISBN: 0207137560. Our Book No: 3754. $25 AUD.

38. Ellmann, Richard (1988). Four Dubliners: Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, Samuel Becket (Reprint ed). London: Hamish Hamilton. 106 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This book shows the writers in crucial phases: Wilde at Oxford, Yeats in the 'second puberty' of his Steinach operation, Joyce enamoured of two women in Switzerland, Becket coming to terms with his Irish predecessors. These four men had in common the fact that they were all born in Dublin, and responded to their upbringing in Dublin as they reconstituted English literature. ISBN: 0241121094. Our Book No: 28445. $25 AUD.

39. Epstein, E. L. (editor); Joyce, James (1982). A Starchamber Quiry: A James Joyce Centennial Volume 1882 - 1982. New York: Methuen. 164 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, corner tips few pages little worn, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, light foxing top edge flaps, spine little faded, light stain bottom edge), bottom corners little bumped. This book celebrates the centenary of Joyce's birth, and contains five essays that are cover most aspects of James Joyce's work: by Hugh Kenner, Fritz Senn, E.L. Epstein, Robert Boyle and Clive Hart. ISBN: 0416315607. Our Book No: 28455. $20 AUD.

40. Eustace, May (1979). 100 Years of Siamese Cats (Australian ed) [One Hundred Years]. Sydney: Cassell. 106 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (minor foxing reverse side), minor foxing edges, owner's written name. Australian edition of a book by an Irish cat fancier and judge. A wonderful book for all cat lovers. There is a beautiful poem by Michael Joseph about a Siamese cat at the end of the book. ISBN: 0726926671. Our Book No: 3474. $10 AUD.

41. Everett, J. D. (Joseph David) (1887). Elementary Text-book of Physics (4th ed) [Elementary Textbooks]. London: Blackie & Son. 316 pp. Hardback very small (16.8 x 11.4 cm), decorative dark brown cloth cover, dark green endpapers, good condition, figures (drawings), cover corners top corner covers worn & scuffed (particularly rear cover), edgewear corners & top spine, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, owner's written name & details. Fourth edition. A scarce collectable small-format school textbook from Blackie in their Elementary Textbooks series. The author is professor of natural philosophy, Queen's College, Belfast. (No date, but about 1887, Trove.). . ISBN: B001UDNO54. Our Book No: 3247. $25 AUD.

42. Feeney, Brian (2002). Sinn Fein: A Hundred Turbulent Years. Dublin: O’Brien Press. 463 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, corner tip creased front cover, minor edgewear. Sinn Fein is one of the oldest and most controversial parties in Irish politics. The fascinating story of a party which has repeatedly reshaped its identity over 100 years. From Arthur Griffith to Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein boasts a roll-call of major personalities from 20th-century Irish history including de Valera, Markievicz, Collins, O Bradaigh, Goulding, MacGiolla, and McGuinness. Traces Sinn Fein’s zigzag path towards constitutional politics and presents a critical analysis of its personalities and policies. It has arrived at last in government in the north with hopes of a future role in coalition in the republic, and confidently predicting a united Ireland. ISBN: 086278770X. Our Book No: 17440. $25 AUD.

43. Floyd, P. A.; Exley, C. S.; Styles, M. T. (1993). Igneous Rocks of South-west England [Geological Conservation Review Series]. London: Chapman & Hall. 256 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures (including text-photos & maps), tables, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Part of a conservation series that describes localities being considered for notification as "Sites of Special Scientific Interest" (SSSI). Southwest England (Devon to Cornwall) has been renowned for centuries for both the splendour of its scenery, and the richness of its mineral resources, such as tin, china clay and building stones. Both aspects owe much to the igneous rocks that characterize the area - part of the Variscan foldbelt of northern Europe. ISBN: 0412488507. Our Book No: 15285. $150 AUD.

44. 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.

45. Frisby, Terence (2010). Kisses on a Postcard: A Tale of Wartime Childhood (Reprint ed). London: Bloomsbury. 211 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, tiny dent front cover, minor edgewear. This biography is a warm and moving story of wartime history. In June, 1940, the author was labelled, and given a suitcase and a gas mask, and sent to wait for the steam engine which would take him, then aged seven, and his brother Jack, aged eleven, with their fellow evacuees, across the country towards their new lives in Cornwall. ISBN: 9781408801062. Our Book No: 28964. $10 AUD.

46. Frost, Lucy (2012). Abandoned Women: Scottish Convicts Exiled Beyond the Seas (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 231 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, covers little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Lucy Frost describes a boatload of Scottish women convicts and their children who arrived in Hobart in 1838. They were initially housed in the Female Factory, nestling in the shadow of Mt Wellington. They were sent to work as unpaid servants in the houses of settlers. Many women survived the convict system and found a good place in the community once they were freed. Others continued to be plagued by errors and disasters until death. ISBN: 9781742377605. Our Book No: 26839. $18 AUD.

47. Galbraith, Robert; Rowling, J. K. (2020). Troubled Blood: A Strike Novel (1st ed). London: Sphere Books. 929 pp. Hardback large wide thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), spine little creased (base little bumped), jacket protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This is the fifth Strike and Robin novel. Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting Cornwall when he is asked by a woman to find her mother who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Robert Galbraith is the pen-name of J. K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books. ISBN: 9780751579932. Our Book No: 30912. $40 AUD.

48. Gallagher, Bryan (2005). Barefoot in Mullyneeny: A Boy's Journey towards Belonging (1st ed). London: HarperCollins Entertainment. 234 pp. Hardback small wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket. Bryan Gallagher writes an evocative tale of a childhood remembered through the people and landscape of Fermanagh, Ireland. He relates tales of murderous bicycle chases through the darkened streets of Cavan, of tragedies and murders, ghosts and fairy forts, the anguish of immigration, rites of passage and swimming to Rabbit Island. A memoir that vividly recreates life in rural Ireland in the 1940s and 1950s. ISBN: 0007204051. Our Book No: 30394. $20 AUD.

49. 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.

50. Garrett, Eileen J. (1955). The Sense and Nonsense of Prophecy (Reprint ed). New York: Creative Age Press. 279 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black endpapers, rear cover jacket stained (flap clipped, edgewear & edge tears), pages lightly toned, owner's rubber stamp. Reprint (1955). Part autobiography of the Irish-American psychic and medium, Eileen Garrett, who became a keen promoter of parapsychology. But mostly (from front cover): "a witty intelligent analysis of soothsayers and false prophets, who do a business in billions ... A gem of a book that definitely distinguishes fact from fancy." Originally published, 1950. ISBN: B001NJPD7C. Our Book No: 15738. $18 AUD.

51. Gibbs, A. M. (Tony) (1983). The Art and Mind of Shaw: Essays in Criticism [George Bernard Shaw]. London: Macmillan. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), small scuff mark front free flyleaf & pastedown, minimal foxing reverse side jacket, owner's rubber stamp, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). This study presents an exploration of Shaw's dramatic art, which takes into account his masterly use of the theatre in the various 'languages' of the theatre in the creation of meaning. Eighteen of his plays are studied in depth, and some consideration is given, where appropriate, to other dramatic and non-dramatic writings of Shaw. By professor of English literature, Macquarie University. SALE PRICE. (From the library of Barry Humphries - his rubber stamp. Autograph from Tony Gibbs to Barry Humphries.). ISBN: 0333286790. Our Book No: 21924. $12 AUD.

52. Gillis, Liz (2013). Revolution in Dublin: A Photographic History 1913 - 23. Cork: Mercier Press. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear corners. This book charts the story of Dublin and its people during a decade of upheaval (1913 - 1923). The focus is on the ordinary men and women who were involved in these revolutionary events, sometimes at huge personal cost to themselves. These pictures give a fascinating insight into the events that shaped a nation. ISBN: 9781781170519. Our Book No: 29651. $15 AUD.

53. Golway, Terry (1999). Irish Rebel: John Devoy and America's Fight for Ireland's Freedom. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. 371 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small marks edges, minor edgewear. Terry Golway describes how in 1871, John Devoy, a young Irishman fighting for Irish independence, came to the United states in exile. Although far from his home, this Fenian greatly influenced Irish affairs. A suspenseful and well researched biography. Intimate details of Devoy's life and work are interwoven into his valiant role in Ireland's struggle for freedom. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0312199031. Our Book No: 22118. $20 AUD.

54. Gray, Tony (1996). Saint Patrick's People: A New Look at the Irish (1st ed). London: Little, Brown & Co. 241 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, few small edges tears), edges faintly foxed, small dent top edge rear cover, pages faintly toned. First edition. Examines Ireland in its new capacity as a sophisticated, highly technological, committed member of the European Union. The book embraces also the Ulster settlers (Protestants), who however British they feel, are recognised straight away as Irish as soon as they set foot outside their own tiny statelet. The author has written a lively, informative and authoritative exploration of Ireland and the Irish. ISBN: 0316877123. Our Book No: 29341. $15 AUD.

55. Hardie, Kerry (2003). The Sky Didn't Fall (1st ed). County Meath, Ireland: Gallery Books. 61 pp. Hardback small thin octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (spine title little faded). The third and most varied collection of poems, by the Irish poet. The poems are set in Switzerland, its fields of sunflowers, and on Achill ('island of bones and stones'), and complement more familiar responses to the landscape surrounding her Kilkenny home. ISBN: 185235349X. Our Book No: 29614. $30 AUD.

56. Hart, Matthew (2005). The Irish Game: A True Story of Crime and Art. London: Vintage. 220 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few colour plates, pages lightly toned, spine little creased, minor edgewear corners. The story of the art theft and recovery of some of the world's most important art works, finding new leads and unexpected connections in the mysterious underworld of international art crime. ISBN: 0099474573. Our Book No: 29571. $10 AUD.

57. Hawke, Rosanne (2015). Kerenza: A New Australian (1st ed) [New Australian Series]. Sydney, Gosford: Omnibus Books / Scholastic Australia. 241 pp. Paperback small trade, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. This is a story for young adults by Rosanne Hawke of a girl's journey from the old world to the wild Australian bush in 1911. Kerenza leaves her village in Cornwall and takes a ship to Australia. Kerenza makes new friends and settles with her family in her new country. ISBN: 9781742990606. Our Book No: 30570. $12 AUD.

58. Hayes-McCoy, Felicity (2012). The House on an Irish Hillside: A True Story of Rediscovering What Really Matters (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned, tiny scuff base spine, minor edgewear. This very special story is about the author and her husband leaving the busy life of London to return to Ireland to make a new life in a remarkable house on the Dingle Peninsula. They find lost values and rediscover the things that really matter. ISBN: 9781444730302. Our Book No: 28266. $12 AUD.

59. Hazlitt, William (Wm); Archer, William (editor); Lowe, Robert W. (Robt) (editor) (1895). Dramatic Essays. London: Walter Scott Ltd. 231 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, burgundy cloth cover, frontispiece portrait (tissue guard), top edge gilt (little marked), endpapers toned & lightly foxed, minor edgewear. These critical essays about the British theatre were originally collected and published in 1854. Here, the editors have selected the best ones, edited, with notes and an introduction. William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830), of Irish Protestant descent, was one of the best-known literary critics and essayists. Publishers catalogue at rear (8p). Our Book No: 16854. $35 AUD.

60. Hewitson, Jim (1998). Far Off in Sunlit Places: Stories of the Scots in Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 308 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, corner tips few pages creased, minor edgewear. Features over 100 historical illustrations, from 1788 to 1945, of Scottish emigration, arrival, exploration, farming, as well relations with Australia's and New Zealand's indigenous peoples. ISBN: 0522848338. Our Book No: 7309. $20 AUD.

61. Hogarth, Andrew (1989). The Great Plains Revisited (Photographic Images of the American West 1981 - 1989). [Sydney]: Andrew Hogarth / Robert Burton, printer. 124 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page black & white photos & drawings, autograph (author's written dedication), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Picturesque photographs of the American West (the Great Plains states, from Montana to Texas) by a Scottish-Australian photographer. Includes 17-page directory of battlefields, monuments and markers. The autograph is by Hogarth. (Copy 335 of a limited edition of 350 copies.) SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0731678311. Our Book No: 6638. $40 AUD.

62. Jamieson, Bill (editor) (2006). Scotland's Ten Tomorrows: The Devolution Crisis and How to Fix It (1st ed). London: Continuum. 200 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), figures, small mark bottom edge. Ten of Scotland's most prominent writers and commentators present bold and positive ideas to take Scotland forward, with regard to devolution (greater independence from London). ISBN: 0826452728. Our Book No: 25206. $15 AUD.

63. Jeffreys, Ethne (2008). Welsh Australians: Their History and Achievements (1st ed). Talybont, Ceredigion: Y Lolfa Cyf. 96 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, minor edgewear. Reports on the contribution Welsh people have made in industry, media, education and the arts in Australia. ISBN: 9781847710734. Our Book No: 29333. $12 AUD.

64. Johnson, Raynor C. (1964). The Light and the Gate (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 318 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece portrait, minor edgewear jacket (top spine frayed, flap price-clipped), bookshop sticker, non-author written dedication. Raynor Johnson, author of The Imprisoned Splendour, here annotates for essays. Consists of four reprinted essays: What constitutes the good life? (George William Russell, or A.E.) - The bridge across death (Ambrose Pratt) - The power of sound (The Venerable Sumangalo, or Robert S. Clifton) - What is the future of religion? (Leslie Dixon Weatherhead). Plus extended commentary by Raynor Johnson (from Queens College, University of Melbourne) before each essay. (ISBN not printed in book, but presumably assigned later. Bookshop sticker: Robertson & Mullens.). ISBN: 0340012145. Our Book No: 5534. $25 AUD.

65. Joyce, James; Ellmann, Richard (introduction & notes) (1968). Giacomo Joyce (1st U.S. trade ed). New York: Viking Press. Unnum pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), red boards (grey cloth spine), frontispiece, pages lightly toned, edges little foxed, reverse side jacket lightly toned (edge tears, faded notably spine, tiny hole spine, flap clipped, light loss spine ends). This book was first published in 1959. It is an autobiographical love story written by James Joyce in Trieste, thought to be in 1914, when he was 32. Ellmann's introduction - a fascinating piece of literary detection - dates the work from internal evidence, the title is explained, reports the circumstances behind the story - and gives a possible reason why, after the copy was prepared for the printer, it was never published. This reissue edition retains the introduction and notes, with some revisions. The book includes four manuscript pages in reduced facsimile, as well as a frontispiece portrait. Our Book No: 28890. $25 AUD.

66. Joyce, James; Berrone, Louis (editor) (1977). James Joyce in Padua. New York: Random House. 146 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos & reproductions, frontispiece, edges & pages lightly toned, light foxing & texta mark top edge, minor edgewear jacket (light toning reverse side), light stain spine ends & bottom edge, minor insect damage. In April 1912 in Padua, James Joyce wrote two essays as part of an examination to qualify for a teaching position in the Italian public school system. These essays were only recently recovered from the archives of the University of Padua by Louis Perrone of Fairfield University. Prof. Berrone translated and edited the essays, and provides a detailed introduction showing the particular circumstances of Joyce's life during the time he wrote these essays, and reveals how many of the ideas in these two Paduan essays were an essential part of Joyce's critical apparatus, influencing his work in both fiction and nonfiction. ISBN: 0394409906. Our Book No: 28462. $20 AUD.

67. Keene, Carolyn (2005). The Clue of the Whistling Bagpipes (New, reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 177 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings including frontispiece, pages faintly toned. Crime fiction for young adults. Nancy Drew is warned not to go to Scotland, but this does not stop her. Nancy goes to Scotland with her father and two best friends George and Bess, to visit her great-grandmother at a large estate in the Scottish Highlands, and to solve the mystery of a missing family heirloom. (No 41 in this series.). ISBN: 0448095416. Our Book No: 30657. $15 AUD.

68. 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.

69. Keneally, Thomas (1986). The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Reissue ed) [Collector's Library of Australia's Great Books]. Sydney, Kensington: Times Books. 178 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, decorative red leatherette cover (embossed gilt edge decoration), top edge gilt, minimal edgewear, ribbon bookmark. Australian novel based on the life of the Aboriginal bushranger Jimmy Governor. By the noted Irish-Australian novelist Thomas Keneally. From the series Collector's Library of Australia's Great Books. ISBN: 0858359847. Our Book No: 25178. $20 AUD.

70. Keneally, Tom (1995). A River Town. Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia. 330 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, rear cover little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This copy: A River Town, by Thomas Keneally (William Heinemann, 1995,large-format paperback). Historical Australian fiction, by Thomas Keneally. In 1900 the beginning of a new century excites even the isolated riverside town of Kempsey in New South Wales, accessible from Sydney only by a long steamer trip. Tim Shea, the young Irish immigrant is still pursued by the politics of a wider world. This is the tale of a reluctant hero, an endearing, if flawed, man whose stubborn integrity is nearly his undoing. The vibrant portrait of the river town of Kempsey manifests the inescapability of human malice in a place of natural splendour. (Irish-Australian author.). ISBN: 0855616466. Our Book No: 30195. $20 AUD.

71. Keneally, Tom (2010). Three Famines (1st ed). Sydney: Knopf. 324 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket (jacket little marked). First edition. Subtitle: "In the Irish, Bengali and Ethiopian famines, ideology, mindsets of governments, racial preconceptions and administrative incompetence were more lethal than the initiating blights, the loss of potatoes or rice or the grain named teff." This is the story of three terrible famines. The first is An Gorta Mor, the great hunger of Ireland, which began in 1846. The second is the deadly famine that struck Bengal in 1943. The third is the Ethiopian famine, which first appeared in lethal form in the 1970s. The author visited Eritrea in the late 1980s to see the effects of this grave event. ISBN: 9781741668551. Our Book No: 28276. $20 AUD.

72. Kent, Hannah (2016). The Good People (1st ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan Australia. 386 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The second novel by Australian author Hannah Kent, who previously wrote "Burial Rites”, set in Iceland. This novel is set in Ireland in 1825, in a remote valley in south-west Ireland, near the Flesk river of Killarney. Three women are brought together by strange and troubling events centered around a four-year-old boy named Michael who cannot walk, or speak. ISBN: 9781743534908. Our Book No: 40194. $18 AUD.

73. King, Madonna (2013). Ian Frazer (The Man who Saved a Million Lives). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 249 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition, black & white & colour photos. When Professor Ian Frazer was awarded the patent for the vaccine to cervical cancer, he knew it could help to save the lives of 275,000 women around the world each year. Respected across the globe, few people know the real story of the Scottish-born Australian of the Year who is behind one of the great medical discoveries of the century. Given exclusive access to Ian Frazer, biographer and award-winning journalist Madonna King peels back the many layers of his extraordinary life. She tells of the ongoing struggle for funding cancer research, the herculean international legal battle waged to win the patent, the devastating loss of his friend and co-researcher, Dr Jian Zhou, and Ian Frazer s ongoing commitment to have the vaccine made available in the developing world. ISBN: 9780702249570. Our Book No: 15856. $16 AUD.

74. Kostick, Conor; Collins, Lorcan (2001). The Easter Rising: A Guide to Dublin in 1916 (Reprint ed). Dublin: O'Brien Press. 132 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. A vivid guide to the events and locations of the Easter 1916 Rising in Dublin against British rule. This vividly illustrated book shows the battle-torn streets of Dublin. ISBN: 086278638X. Our Book No: 24020. $15 AUD.

75. Lack, Clem (1969). A Bookman's Essays. Brisbane, Fortitude Valley: W. R. Smith & Paterson. 388 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (all flap corners clipped), old price marks. (No 491 of a limited edition of 500 copies.) The author is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Queensland, and a well-known Queensland journalist, historian and biographer. Here he fulfils a lifetime ambition to collect in book form the legends and sagas of the Celtic and English peoples. Also includes biographical essays on famous Celts, including many famous Australians of Irish, Scottish and Welsh descent. Our Book No: 15120. $30 AUD.

76. Lambkin, Brian (2019). Calming Conflict: Northern Ireland, Metaphor, and Migration (1st ed). Ulster: Ulster Historical Foundation, Mellon Centre for Migration Studies. 846 pp. Paperback very thick octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white figures (some cartoons), minor edgewear. Very heavy (2.0 Kg), and not available for postage to destinations outside Australia. Examines critically the nature and operation of law in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland (or is it the North of Ireland?) is still 'emerging' from thirty years of violence known commonly as the Troubles. Its peace process has been stuck, at an impasse since the power-sharing Executive and Assembly was suspended in January 2017. This massive book explains how to calm the conflict. ISBN: 9781909556744. Our Book No: 40764. $80 AUD.

77. Lane, Regina; Howard, Shane (foreword) (2014). Saving St Brigid's (2nd ed). Melbourne, Carlton South: Bridin Books. 250 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, few black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minimal creasing & dents front cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). Regina Lane tells the story of a 150-year-old church at the top of a hill in south-west Victoria which was built and paid for by the children of Irish potato-famine survivors. St Brigid's is a symbol of faith and hope in an ancient land, by a cold, wild sea. A unique story of a small Australian rural community who, in the spirit of their Irish rebel ancestors, stood up for what they believed in when, in 2009, the Catholic Church put the church up for sale. The author, of Irish heritage, has put together a lyrical narrative of song and story. ISBN: 9780992343316. Our Book No: 29804. $35 AUD.

78. Lennon, Charlie (1993). Musical Memories: Traditional Irish Music: Volume 1. Dublin: WorldMusic Publications. 88 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, glossy paper, black & white text-photos & drawings, map, minimal creasing corners, autograph (author's written dedication). Sheet music. The 30 favourite compositions of Irish traditional music by Charlie Lennon, complete with piano accompaniment and the story behind each tune. Some examples: The Road to Cashel - Kilty Town - The Flying Wheelchair - The Emigrant Suite (four tunes). ISBN: 0952120003. Our Book No: 17625. $60 AUD.

79. Leonard, Dion (2017). Finding Gobi: The True Story of a Little Dog and an Incredible Journey (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 259 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. This is the fascinating story of a tough little dog named Gobi. The author met her when he was taking part in an ultramarathon in the Chinese Gobi Desert. This autobiography is also the biography of a loveable pup who earned a permanent home in Edinburgh, Scotland. ISBN: 9780008248314. Our Book No: 40333. $18 AUD.

80. Leonard, Dion; Manuzak, Lisa (illustrator) (2017). Gobi: A Little Dog With a Big Heart (1st p/b ed). London: HarperCollins Children's Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, small patch top corner flyleaf little rubbed, minor edgewear corners. This is the fascinating children's story of a tough little dog named Gobi. The author met her when he was taking part in an ultramarathon in the Chinese Gobi Desert. This special book is written for children, and is the biography of a loveable pup who earned a permanent home in Edinburgh, Scotland. The delightful illustrations make this a book for all ages. ISBN: 9780008258078. Our Book No: 40407. $15 AUD.

81. Lindsay, Norman (1950). Dust or Polish. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 205 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), pages & cover lightly toned as usual, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (flap unclipped, faint fading bottom corner front cover), bookplate, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve, copy 1. Australian novel in which Rita, a show girl bored with life on the stage, finds a new career and romance in the secondhand furniture business. Bookplate of C. W. Blackburn. Our Book No: 10327. $20 AUD.

82. Lindsay, Norman (1966). Bohemians of the Bulletin (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 160 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), full-page black & white drawings, endpapers lightly toned & foxed, bottom corner front cover little worn, beige background jacket little marked (minor edgewear, few light impressions front cover, spine little faded). The Irish-Australian artist and writer Norman Lindsay describes his meetings with famous writers for The Bulletin magazine, including Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and Steele Rudd. ISBN: B000ZU5ZNC. Our Book No: 29165. $20 AUD.

83. Lindsay, Norman; Wingrove, Keith (selected by) (1983). Norman Lindsay's Bears. Melbourne: Sun Books. 72 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, edges lightly foxed, light foxing front flyleaf, spine lightly faded. This book features the bear Billy Bluegum who became well known through his appearance in the Bulletin and the Lone Hand, and later in the children's classic "The Magic Pudding". This book includes both the first and the last Billy Bluegum pictures drawn by Norman Lindsay. ISBN: 0725104317. Our Book No: 26171. $15 AUD.

84. Lindsay, Norman (1983). A Slice of Magic Pudding, being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 110 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (few full-page), spine ends little rubbed, few tiny dents bottom edge, minor edgewear jacket, spine little faded, fore-edge front endpaper little scuffed. This book is the full-colour complete edition (all four slices) of this, the most popular Australian children's story of all time. This book will cheer young and old alike which is the reason that the author wrote it, and it has proven to be true down through the years. ISBN: 020713278X. Our Book No: 30286. $28 AUD.

85. Lindsay, Norman (1985). The Magic Pudding: Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 173 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. Written and illustrated by Norman Lindsay. A small format edition of the classic madcap children's stories about a cantankerous walking magic pudding that shares the dessert which never runs out. The adventures of three friends who defend the pudding from thieves. There are occasional bursts of exuberant singing. ISBN: 0207146136. Our Book No: 4279. $15 AUD.

86. Lindsay, Norman (1991). Norman Lindsay's Cats (Reprint ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 64 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, small crease cover, minor edgewear. A delightful collection of Australian artist Norman Lindsay's sketches of his cats that he lived with at his home at Springwood in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. The text is by an artist friend, Douglas Stewart. Includes an essay by Douglas Stewart (The artist as a cat fancier) and Normal Lindsay (The cats of Springwood). Originally published, 1975 (this is the 1991 reprint.). ISBN: 0725104074. Our Book No: 13727. $30 AUD.

87. Lindsay, Norman (1996). A Slice of Magic Pudding, Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff: First Slice (Reprint ed) [Young Australia Series]. Sydney: Cornstalk / Angus & Robertson. 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour text-photos, minor edgewear. The evergreen Australian children's classic, here shortened, written and illustrated by the famous Australian artist Norman Lindsay. ISBN: 020712244X. Our Book No: 15782. $12 AUD.

88. Lindsay, Norman; Stewart, Meg (introduction) (2001). Norman Lindsay: Artful Cats. Bungendore, NSW: Odana Publications. 144 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour drawings (some full-page). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A delightful collection of Norman Lindsay's sketches of his cats. The text is by a friend of the Australian artist, Meg Stewart. Includes letters from Lindsay, some written by the cats! Note: Norman Lindsay is Irish-Australian as his father was born in Ireland. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0908154496. Our Book No: 2633. $55 AUD.

89. Lindsay, Norman; de Basil, Colonel W.; Williamson, J. C. (1936). Souvenir Programme: Colonel W. de Basil's Monte Carlo Russian Ballet [J. C. Williamson Ltd Magazine]. Melbourne: J. C. Williamson Ltd / Speciality Press. 42 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings (colour covers both sides), adverts, minor edgewear. Souvenir program for this ballet contains magnificent cover art by Normal Lindsay, from an original painting in the possession of Mr E. J. Tait, a managing director of J. C. Williamson Ltd. Produced by J. C. Williamson Ltd at His Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne. Contains full-page portraits of Colonel W. de Basil, Leon Woizikowsky, Valentina Blinova, Helena Kirsova, George Gee, Valerie Hay, Donald Burr. (Estimated date, 1936 or 1937. Text mentions 1935, and an event scheduled later for 1938. Loosely inserted: Receipt for previous sale of this item.). Our Book No: 14963. $130 AUD.

90. Lingard, Joan (1990). Glad Rags (1st ed). London: Hamish Hamilton. 131 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), small mark top edge, minor edgewear jacket, minimal EX-LIBRARY (single stamp), pages lightly toned. First edition. This book is a sequel to "Rags and Riches". This time Seb and Sam, two Scottish lads, are looking forward to a holiday in the Greek islands with their parents. Warm and light-hearted, this novel for young adults has moments of touching poignancy, which illuminate this story of a lively and endearing family. A new collection of Sam and Seb stories. They live in Edinburgh in a narrow street full of second-hand shops. ISBN: 0241130158. Our Book No: 27482. $12 AUD.

91. Liverani, Mary Rose (1987). The Winter Sparrows: Growing up in Scotland and Australia (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Thomas Nelson. 357 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages little toned as usual, minor edgewear. The Winter Sparrows, by Mary Rose Liverani (Nelson, 1987). Mary Rose Liverani describes her childhood in the Glasgow slums, and then migration with her family as a 13-year old to Australia, and her adolescence in a steel town on the NSW south coast. At first, she felt she had exchanged the warmth and richness of family and friends in Scotland to the sometimes frighteningly silent hostility of the Australian suburbs. A classic of the Australian migrant experience. ISBN: 0170054195. Our Book No: 2057. $16 AUD.

92. Lombard, Jean (2010). An Irish Woman in Czarist Russia (1st ed). Sydney: Halstead Press. 191 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, tiny bump bottom edge front cover, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name). This is the story of Kathleen Ffrench who was the daughter of an Irish diplomat and a Russian heiress. Kathleen's life was rich in trials and scandal: she suffered because of the betrayals of her disturbed mother, and saw the atrocities of the Great War while serving in the Red Cross. The author has used the candid letters of Kathleen and her family, to write this deeply personal look at an amazing woman with a capacity to survive. The authors' husband is a cousin of Kathleen Ffrench. ISBN: 9781920831776. Our Book No: 29488. $20 AUD.

93. Longfield, Ada (1978). Irish Lace [Irish Heritage Series]. Dublin: Eason & Son. Unnum 26 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, stapled, foldout front cover, colour & black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. This pamphlet is a pictorial introduction to the different types of Irish lace. Its history can be traced back to the 16th century in Ireland. ISBN: 0900346264. Our Book No: 11586. $10 AUD.

94. MacDougall, Ian (2002). Onion Johnnies: Personal Recollections by Nine French Onion Johnnies of Their Working Lives in Scotland (1st ed) [Flashbacks Series]. East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press / Scottish Working People's History Trust / European Ethnological Research Centre. 184 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. Traces the history of the French Onion Johnnies (or Ingan Johnnies, as they were usually known north of the Border). They were a familiar group of seasonal immigrant workers in cities and towns throughout Scotland and Britain. These recollections are unique insights into the very hard working lives of the Johnnies in Scotland, about whom virtually nothing in any detail has been published before. ISBN: 1862322201. Our Book No: 25889. $14 AUD.

95. Macintyre, Duncan Ban; Macleod, Angus (editor) (1952). The Songs of Duncan Ban Macintyre (1st ed) [Scottish Gaelic Texts]. Edinburgh: Scottish Gaelic Texts Society / Oliver & Boyd. 581 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, top edge gilt, roughly cut page edges, light internal toning & foxing, endpapers little foxed & toned, edges toned, spine ends lightly worn, rear cover corners little bumped, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This wonderful old book contains the songs of 18th century Gaelic poet Duncan Ban Macintyre, who was born at Glenorchy, Argyleshire, Scotland, in the year 1724. He began to compose songs at age 23. The Gaelic words appear opposite the English translation by Macleod (edited, with notes and introduction). Our Book No: 28839. $30 AUD.

96. MacLellan, Capt John (1963). Logan's Complete Tutor for the Highland Bagpipe: And a Selection of Marches, Quicksteps, Laments, Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances, followed by Piobaireachd Exercises & the Famous Piobaireachd Cha Till McCruimein (Mac Crimmon Will Never Return) (Revised, pre-ISBN ed). London: Paterson's Publications. 44 pp. Paperback large oblong octavo, very good condition, card cover (stapled, minor foxing), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This revised edition is by the chief instructor, Army School of Piping, Edinburgh Castle. Sheet music. Helps the beginner understand the notations in the simplest manner, progressing in easy stages so that they may have no difficulty in understanding a part of the music as essential as the actual playing of bagpipe tunes. (Estimated date, 1963, Worldcat.). Our Book No: 16888. $15 AUD.

97. Macmillan, David S. (1965). Scotland and Australia 1788 - 1850: Emigration, Commerce and Investment. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 435 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minor edgewear. Archivist and historian (University of Sydney) provides the first detailed history of Scottish influence in early colonial Australia, in particular regarding commerce. Based on extensive archives in both Australia (Sydney) and Scotland. Our Book No: 17561. $80 AUD.

98. Macquarie, Lachlan (1979). Lachlan Macquarie Governor of New South Wales: Journals of His Tours in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land 1810 - 1822 (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series]. Sydney: Library of Australian History / Library Council of New South Wales. 280 pp. Hardback large wide octavo, no jacket, good condition, new endpapers, tipped-in colour plates including frontispiece, three folding maps, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, few foxed spots some pages, reverse side maps lightly foxed, minor edgewear. The journals of the Scottish soldier Lachlan Macquarie who was the innovative governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. His innovations included the first organized finance and commerce, the first inland exploration and settlement, the first highways and paved streets, as well as fine architecture and official patronage of the arts and literature. The text is printed from the original manuscripts in the Mitchell Library. The illustrations are reproduced from the paintings in the Mitchell Library and Galleries and in the Dixon Library and Galleries. (No 17 in the Library of Australian History Facsimile series. All 11 colour plates present.) ISBN: 0908120338. Our Book No: 30937. $35 AUD.

99. McCaffrey, Anne (1989). Dragonsinger: Harper of Pern (Reprint ed). London: Corgi Books. 251 pp. Paperback, very good condition, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. A fantasy novel by famous author who lives in County Wicklow, Ireland. ISBN: 0552108812. Our Book No: 24848. $10 AUD.

100. McCallum, Ian (2013). The Celtic: Glasgow Irish and the Great War: The Gathering Storms (1st ed). City Not Stated: Ian McCallum. 304 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket, faint foxing top edge. Examines the social history, political atmosphere and wartime experiences of the Roman Catholic Irish community that had settled in and around Glasgow over the course of the 19th century. The books survey the community support for, and attitude regarding, the British war effort over the course of the Great War (WW1), seen through the prism of their greatest sporting achievement, the Celtic Football Club. There are a number of pen pictures of the club's founding fathers, many never before published. The book also examines the unique relationship between the club and it's worldwide family of Celtic supporters. (Book 1 in this series.). ISBN: 9780954126322. Our Book No: 30315. $50 AUD.

101. McCormick, W. J. McK. (1984). Christ, the Christian, and Freemasonry (New or 2nd ed). Belfast: Great Joy Publications. 144 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. An illustrated history of Freemasons, with a focus on Ireland and the relationships to Christianity. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13004. $10 AUD.

102. McCourt, Malachy (2001). A Monk Swimming (Reprint ed). London: Harper / HarperCollins. 290 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, crease front cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Malachy McCourt provides a raw, irreverent and charming account of leaving poverty in Limerick, Ireland, for a new life in New York. ISBN: 0007116837. Our Book No: 30965. $15 AUD.

103. McCourt, Malachy (2002). Danny Boy: The Legend of the Beloved Irish Ballad (Australian ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 141 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Malachy McCourt explores the truth behind the legend of this ballad written by Frederic Weatherly in 1910, and usually set to the Irish tune of the "Londonderry Air". Through interviews with musicologists, historians, academics, celebrities and Irish icons, McCourt traces the complex evolution and enduring mystique of "Danny Boy" in an unforgettable tribute that brilliantly weaves history with folklore. ISBN: 0143001086. Our Book No: 25665. $15 AUD.

104. McKeown, Michael (1986). The Greening of a Nationalist. Dublin: Murlough Press. 151 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, corner covers faintly creased, minor edgewear. A vivid account of the Irish experience that shaped his political attitudes over a 20-year span from the Border Campaign of the 1950s, through the Civil Rights agitation of the 1960s, to the Direct Rule period of the 1970s. Drawing upon his first-hand knowledge he tells what it was like to grow up under a Unionist administration and he describes the social violence and destruction which erupted in Belfast in 1969. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1870058011. Our Book No: 21739. $10 AUD.

105. McLachlan, A. J. (1948). McLachlan: An F.A.Q. Australian [An FAQ Australian]. Melbourne: Lothian Publishing. 279 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece portrait), edge pieces missing base of jacket (edge tears repaired, spine lightly faded), pages faintly toned as usual, owner's written name front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Autobiography of the Scottish-Australian lawyer from South Australia who became a Commonwealth senator and minister in the Bruce-Page and Lyons governments. He is best known for promotion of the CSIR (forerunner of the CSIRO) and (as Postmaster General) expanding the network of radio stations. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12019. $10 AUD.

106. Meehan, Bernard (1999). The Book of Kells: An Illustrated Introduction to the Manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin (Reprint ed). London: Thames & Hudson. 95 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations (few black & white), very light foxing endpapers & few pages, light foxing edges & inside covers, minor edgewear. This edition includes the most important of the fully decorated pages plus a series of enlargements showing the almost unbelievable minuteness of the detail in the illuminated manuscript calligraphy - spiral and interlace patterns, human and animal oranament - a combination of seriousness and humour. Accompanying the illustrations is a new, up-to-date text by Bernard Meehan, the current Keeper of Manuscripts at Trinity College Dublin. There are 117 illustrations, 110 in colour. ISBN: 0500277907. Our Book No: 30293. $25 AUD.

107. Meneghelli, Pietro (1978). La Lettera di Joyce [James Joyce]. Roma (Rome): Editrice Lestoille. 160 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine lightly foxed, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. A critical commentary of the James Joyce novel "Finnegan's Wake" as a journey in search of an imaginary golden age, through space and time, with the eventual hero's return to home and childhood. Also discusses "Another September" by Thomas Kinsella, and "The Hobby" by Flann O'Brien. Written in the Italian language. (No ISBN in book.). Our Book No: 16602. $15 AUD.

108. Mill, John Stuart; Feuer, Lewis, S. (introduction) (1987). On Socialism [Great Books in Philosophy]. Amherst Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books. 146 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The skeptical Scottish philosopher critiques government and the early social critics of capitalism ("socialists", such as Robert Owen and Saint-Simon). ISBN: 0879754044. Our Book No: 12076. $12 AUD.

109. Molloy, Frank (2000). Victor J. Daley: A Comprehensive Bibliography [Bibliographica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 182 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, minor rubbing, minor edgewear corners. Victor Daley was born in Ireland, County Meath in 1858 and came to Australia as a young man of 20 years. He travelled around the Southern part of Australia and wrote as a journalist. His poetical career began in 1882 when his poems wre published in the Bulletin, Punch and Freeman's Journal. He died in 1905. This bibliography by Frank Molloy lists all his work so far identified. The list of the available manuscript material, in addition to the reviews and the poems included in anthologies, is a valuable addition to this book. (No 9 in the Bibliographica Historica Australiae series from Mulini Press.). ISBN: 094991083X. Our Book No: 29948. $30 AUD.

110. Monagan, David; Amor, Meaghan (editor) (2004). Jaywalking with the Irish (1st ed). Melbourne, Footscray: Lonely Planet. 239 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, map, edges faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. The author is a restless, middle-aged father of three who has for years dreamed of relocating from the USA to Ireland, the land of his forebears. In this book he describes his family's struggle to come to terms with life in their new land. He writes an honest, and penetrating story of a contemporary Ireland. ISBN: 1740595971. Our Book No: 30232. $15 AUD.

111. Murray, James (editor) (1997). Would You Believe? Australian Dialogues on Faith and Doubt. Sydney, Alexandria: Millennium Books / E. J. Dwyer. 228 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, copy 1. The Scottish-Irish-Australian Anglican priest and journalist (The Australian) interviews a wide variety of Australians about their faith, including B. A. Santamaria, Paddy McGuinness, George Pell, Peter Carnley. (The publisher went out of business before copies of this book could be distributed. Possibly a scarce book.). ISBN: 1864291087. Our Book No: 2546. $15 AUD.

112. Murray, James (editor) (1997). Would You Believe? Australian Dialogues on Faith and Doubt. Sydney, Alexandria: Millennium Books / E. J. Dwyer. 228 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, copy 2. The Scottish-Irish-Australian Anglican priest and journalist (The Australian) interviews a wide variety of Australians about their faith, including B. A. Santamaria, Paddy McGuinness, George Pell, Peter Carnley. (The publisher went out of business before copies of this book could be distributed. Possibly a scarce book.). ISBN: 1864291087. Our Book No: 2546A. $15 AUD.

113. Ness, Lachlan (2011). A Kangaroo Loose in Shetland: Excerpts from a Diary. Location Not Stated: Lachlan Ness / Createspace. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, maps, minor creases covers & front flyleaf, minor edgewear. This copy: Self-published (Paperback, 2010, ISBN 9780980822809). An Australian clergyman, Lachlan Ness, and his wife, travel to Aberdeen, Scotland, from where they cross hundreds of kilometres of wild North Sea and arrive in Shetland in a snow storm in the Spring of 2008, unaware of the many adventures that await them while ministering to the warm-hearted folk of the North Isles, Britain's remotest islands. By the author of a previous book (A Kangaroo Loose in the Top Paddock). ISBN: 9781461078890. Our Book No: 40226. $20 AUD.

114. Niall, Brenda (2012). True North: The Story of Mary and Elizabeth Durack (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, few black & white & colour photos (few creased bottom edge), minor edgewear, corner tips rear cover little worn, top & bottom corners front cover creased, light creasing covers. Mary and Elizabeth, one a writer and the other a painter, spent their childhood in Perth looking forward to their father coming home with stories of station life. Their grandfather was an Irish immigrant who set up a cattle empire. This joint biography delves into the lives of Mary, author of the Australian classic "Kings in Grass Castles", and Elizabeth, the renowned artist. ISBN: 9781921758928. Our Book No: 26686. $16 AUD.

115. O Broin, Leon (1971). Fenian Fever: An Anglo-American Dilemma. London: Chatto & Windus. 264 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, flap clipped jacket (minor edgewear & edge tears), old price marks. The Irish historian Leon O Broin describes the abortive Fenian uprising of 1867 and its aftermath (a serious threat to Anglo-American relations). ISBN: 0701117494. Our Book No: 12204. $20 AUD.

116. O'Brian, John (editor); Travers, Pauric (editor) (1991). The Irish Emigrant Experience in Australia (1st ed). Dublin: Poolbeg Press. 279 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, corner tips little creased few pages, tiny dent rear cover, minor edgewear. This collection of essays represents a major contribution to our understanding of Irish-Australian history. A group of international scholars investigate the Irish origins and Australian outcomes of Irish emigration to the Antipodes since the departure of the first Irish convict ship from Cork in 1791. The book vividly illustrates the way in which emigration responded to circumstances at both ends of the migrant chain. ISBN: 1853711292. Our Book No: 29899. $18 AUD.

117. O'Callaghan, Gareth (2004). A Day Called Hope: A Personal Journey Beyond Depression. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 190 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few light creases covers, minor edgewear corners, faint sticker mark front cover. In this candid and courageous book, the author, one of Ireland's most popular broadcasters, looks back at his years of suffering from severe depression. Now fully recovered, more optimistic and fitter than ever, he has emerged with a deep understanding of the condition. ISBN: 0340826495. Our Book No: 23688. $10 AUD.

118. O'Connor, Lily (2001). Can Lily O'Shea Come Out to Play? (New ed). Melbourne, South Yarra: Hardie Grant. 252 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, spine ends little scuffed, pages lightly toned, few light creases covers, minor edgewear corners. Her story of growing up in Ireland in the 1930s and 40s. The story tells of her feeling an outsider because she is the child of a mixed marriage, baptised as a Protestant but living in a Catholic community. This is a universal story of a childhood: of hardship and joy, violence, poverty, pleasure, humour and, over all, humanity. The author moved to England, and ultimately settled on the coast of Australia. ISBN: 1876719990. Our Book No: 30400. $15 AUD.

119. O'Crohan, Tomas; Flower, Robin (translator) (2000). The Islandman (Reissue ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 245 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, rear cover little creased, tiny spot front cover, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Tomas O'Crohan (1856 - 1937) narrates his dangerous life in a primitive Irish community (Great Blasket Island) - often stormbound, going hungry when the fish or crops failed, living well when the storm drove a wrecked cargo onshore. He was much respected, and possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment from the whirlwind of everyday crises. (Originally published in Gaelic in 1929.). ISBN: 9780192812339. Our Book No: 30208. $18 AUD.

120. O'Grady, Desmond (2004). Stages of the Revolution: A Biography of the Eureka Stockade's Raffaello Carboni. Melbourne: Hardie Grant. 295 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Biography of the Italian-born chronicler of the Eureka Stockade (a rebellion of gold miners at Ballarat in 1854, lead by Irishman Peter Lalor). This compelling biography presents a flamboyant, talented but ultimately disappointed man who gave Australia more than he gleaned. Desmond O'Grady also uncovers his past and revolutionary activities in Italy as well. (1 of 2 copies.). ISBN: 1740662121. Our Book No: 21617. $15 AUD.

121. O'Hanlon, Ardal (1998). The Talk of the Town (Reprint ed). London: Sceptre 244 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little creased, small indentation fore-edge, minor edgewear corners. First comic novel by the Irish comedian who plays Father Dougal Maguire in the TV comedy Father Ted. ISBN: 0340693088. Our Book No: 40249. $18 AUD.

122. O'Toole, Fintan (1997). The Lie of the Land: Irish Identities. London: Verso. 172 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear. This collection of essays by the Irish journalist (Irish Times) is drawn from his writings over two decades. Its portraits of people - talk-show hosts, priests, children, pop stars - and its reports of social and political upheaval, reveal a country still in search of itself, but more at ease with the complexities of its own make-up; a country whose buried memories, tourist myths and current contradictions might now be reworked to forge a truly modern Irish identity. Discusses how Ireland is a country constantly building and rebuilding its own identity, particularly in the 1990s. Ireland has changed to such an extent that it can now boast a greater 1996 per-capita GDP than the UK and a real place in the global economy. ISBN: 1859848214. Our Book No: 15521. $10 AUD.

123. O'Toole, Fintan (editor) (2012). Up the Republic! Towards a New Ireland (1st ed). London: Faber & Faber. 227 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few tables, corner tips covers little creased, tiny bump base spine, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. In this provocative book, some of Ireland's leading scholars, writers and journalists - Fintan O'Toole, Elaine Byrne, Dearbhail McDonald, Fred Powell, Theo Dorgan, Tom Hickey, Iseult Honohan and Philip Pettit, suggest answers to the questions about Ireland being a republic or not. They suggest that the idea of a republic can be taken back from those who have abused it - and that it can give hope to a society struggling to move on from cynicism and anger. ISBN: 9780571289004. Our Book No: 30185. $18 AUD.

124. O’Connor, Morgan (1984). Rise and Progress of the Yass Mission (New South Wales) (Facsimile ed) [Facsimile Series]. Sydney, North Sydney: Library of Australian History (LAH). 64 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear. This fascinating book is the story of the author and his creation of the Yass Christian Mission. He was born in 1829 in Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland, descended from an historic family of Kerry. He completed his studies in England, and spent some time in practice in London before leaving for Sydney where he arrived in 1860. He arrived in Yass and set to work assisting the local community, and became an important part of the Catholic Church. He died in 1895. (No 18 in this series.). ISBN: 0908120567. Our Book No: 40592. $30 AUD.

125. O’Donoghue, K. J.; Appleyard, H. S. (1986). Hain of St. Ives. Kendal, UK: World Ship Society. 132 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white photos, colour frontispiece, colour flags and funnels inside rear cover, one colour flag flyleaf and front cover, light toning pages, light foxing covers, light stain bottom corner front cover, minor edgewear cover corners. The story of one of the major shipping companies of the late-19th century. The Hain Steamship Company was founded in a small Cornish fishing port, and from there it was controlled until the takeover by P&O in 1917. The book has notes and lists of the ships - sailing, steam and motor - as well as the fascinating story of the Hain family, which can be traced back to the 16th century. ISBN: 090561741X. Our Book No: 30456. $18 AUD.

126. 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.

127. Owen, Bryn (1990). Owen Roscomyl and the Welsh Horse (1st ed). Caernarfon, Wales: Palace Books. 72 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, black & white photos, small stain fore-edge last few pages & inside rear cover, minor edgewear, owner's written initials & date. A brief biography of Lt. Colonel Arthur Owen Vaughan, Welsh nationalist and adventurer, together with a short history of the Regiment which was his brainchild, and which rendered such distinguished service in the Great War of 1914-1918 (WW1). Cowboy, gold miner, hunter, soldier, novelist, historian, playwright, manager of the Welsh National Drama Company. The story of this remarkable Welshman and, how he raised, almost single-handed, the Regiment of Welsh Horse Yeomanry at the beginning of WW1. Our Book No: 23023. $10 AUD.

128. Park, Ruth (1962). Serpent's Delight (1st US ed). Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company. 239 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), fore-edge untrimmed, light brown strips endpapers, scuff mark front free flyleaf, corners lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket (base spine worn, sticker reverse side), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition this title (previously published as "The Good Looking Women", Angus & Robertson, 1961). This is an Australian novel of five women all determined to get their own way. It is tender and observant, spiced with a refreshing dash of humor. What happens to a closely knit family when a daughter announces that she has had a vision of the Blessed Mary. Full-page picture of Ruth Park on the rear jacket cover By Irish-Australian writer. Our Book No: 14388. $18 AUD.

129. Park, Ruth (1992). A Fence Around the Cuckoo (An Autobiography) (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 294 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. First edition. First volume of autobiography of the famous Australian novelist who wrote Poor Man's Orange. Life with her boisterous Scottish-Irish-Scandinavian family in New Zealand during the Depression. Her correspondence with D'Arcy Niland (her later husband). ISBN: 0670846791. Our Book No: 2917. $20 AUD.

130. Park, Ruth (1993). Fishing in the Styx (The Second Volume of Autobiography) (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 302 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Second volume of the autobiography of the famous Australian novelist who wrote Poor Man's Orange. Mainly about her marriage with husband D'Arcy Niland. This partnership, between two talented but volatile people, sharing their dreams and disappointments, and rejoicing in each other's triumphs. It was cruelly cut short by D'Arcy's death. Ruth writes movingly about this dark time, which lead her to study Zen Buddhism and live for a time on tranquil Norfolk Island. ISBN: 0670846805. Our Book No: 6709. $20 AUD.

131. Pearl, Cyril (1979). The Three Lives of Gavan Duffy (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 237 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), brown endpapers, black & white text-illustrations, minute insect damage front free flyleaf, bookplate front pastedown, owner's written name free flyleaf, minor edgewear & edge tears jacket (faint foxing reverse side, little plastic coating top edge front cover lifted). Cyril Pearl has written a a biography of an Irish rebel, Gavan Duffy, who became an Australian patriot. Between 1842, when he established and edited "The Nation", and 1855, he played a leading part in Irish politics. He migrated to Australia after resigning his seat in the British House of Commons. In Melbourne and Sydney a conquering hero's welcome awaited him, and in 1856 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly. Duffy tried to bring about federation of the Australian colonies, and rose to become premier in 1871. His third 'life' began when he resigned his Victorian seat and took up residence in Nice, France. In 1903 he died after seeing his dream of Australian federation realised. One son helped to draft the Australian Constitution, and another became Chief Justice of the High Court. ISBN: 0868400165. Our Book No: 26626. $25 AUD.

132. Pennington, Richard; Wilkes, G. A. Professor (foreword) (1970). Christopher Brennan: Some Recollections. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 54 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed, tiny scuff front cover). This book is a rare and moving picture of the Irish-Australian poet in his fallen majesty. Hitherto unpublished letters to and from Brennan, and to and from the Brennan Committee, are included. The jacket is from an etching by Lionel Lindsay. ISBN: 0207953228. Our Book No: 26784. $15 AUD.

133. Perry, F. W.; Laxon, W. A. (1991). Nourse Line. Kendal, UK: World Ship Society. 56 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece), minor toning, minor edgewear & spinewear. The story of the British shipping company that originated in the mid-19th century. The Nourse Line owed its foundation and growth to the energy and enterprise of one Irishman, who successfully transitioned from owner-master afloat in command of a ship to a berth ashore running his own shipping company. Captain James Nourse was born in County Dublin in 1828, and passed the examination for his master's certificate in London in 1851, obtaining his first command the same year. ISBN: 0905617622. Our Book No: 30457. $18 AUD.

134. 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.

135. Platt, James (2003). East of Varley Head: Stories from Port Isaac, North Cornwall, 1944 - 1950. London: Creighton Books / Lightning Source. 257 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, possible autograph (written dedication). The author describes his life in a small Cornwall village. The book is a tribute to the village and their daily lives, warm in the support of the constant sea, fields, woods and valleys, written with wry humour and affection. SALE PRICE. (A printed POD copy. Written autograph hard to decipher.) ISBN: 9080780812. Our Book No: 21763. $12 AUD.

136. Praeger, S. Rosamond (S. R.) (1903). How They Went to School. London, Glasgow & Dublin: Blackie & Son. 104 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good condition, red cloth pictorial cover (rebacked, minimally flecked), full-page colour drawings, french-fold pages (fore-edge uncut, blank pages in between), rear page torn & repaired, minor foxing & marks edges, minor edgewear. First edition. A scarce early Blackie & Son children's picture story. Kitty and Hal didn't mean to be late for school, but so many distractions happened on the way. Delightful colour woodcut drawings, with text on the facing page. Praeger was an Irish illustrator and sculptor. (This is the scarce printing of the first edition possessing a red cloth cover: most known copies have a tan cover. Professionably repaired.). ISBN: B007C52TMS. Our Book No: 17005. $200 AUD.

137. Publishers, Lawrence; Reis & Co., Chas L. (1935). Postcard: Irish Themes: Ross Castle, Killarney [and] Blarney Castle, Co. Cork [and] National Library and Museum, Dublin (3 cards). Dublin: Lawrence Publishers / Chas. L. Reis & Co. . N/A pp. Each card: Oblong, picture one side, text on rear side, two black & white cards, one colour card, few marks on back of cards, some light toning & foxing, minor edgewear. Three postcards with Irish themes. One black & white card, Ross Castle, Killarney. One black & white card, National Library and Museum, Dublin No. V. S. 25356. One colour card Blarney Castle, Co. Cork. (Estimated date, 1930s.). Our Book No: 40155. $15 AUD.

138. Pullein-Thompson, Christine; Rowe, Eric (drawings) (1997). Phantom Horse Goes to Scotland (Reprint ed) [Phantom Horse Series, no 5]. London: Award Publications. 162 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings. Young adults fiction. An air of mystery hangs over the idyllic Scottish island where Jean takes Phantom with her on holiday. Why have most of the inhabitants left, and the horses secretly flown to the tiny landing strip? Jean and Phantom discover the answer and once again find themselves plunged into a difficult and dangerous adventure. ISBN: 0861638484. Our Book No: 25073. $10 AUD.

139. Reece, Bob (1989). Irish Convicts: The Origins of Convicts Transported to Australia (1st ed). Dublin: Department of Modern History, University College Dublin Press. 191 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white photo portrait rear cover (author), black & white drawings, minor edgewear, covers lightly marked & rubbed, edges lightly foxed, corners covers little creased. Bob Reece has written this reference book as a result of his work with final-year honours students at University College Dublin who were encouraged to undertake original research on the Irish convict background, using transportation records held at Dublin Castle. ISBN: 1870089340. Our Book No: 26766. $26 AUD.

140. Reid, Richard (2011). Not Just Ned: A True History of the Irish in Australia (1st stated ed). Canberra: National Museum of Australia. 127 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, few sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear corners. This book was published to go with the exhibition at the National Museum of Australia, from March to July, 2011. The book brings together a collection of rare and precious objects, documents, paintings, drawings and photos that relate to the history of the Irish in Australia. ISBN: 9781876944827. Our Book No: 28715. $25 AUD.

141. Renton, Ronald W. (editor); Osborne, Brian D. (editor) (2003). Exploring New Roads: Essays on Neil Munro. Isle of Colonsay, Scotland: House of Lochar. 245 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), jacket slightly mottled (possible printing mistake), few black text-photos & drawings. A collection of new essays on the life and work of Neil Munro. Munro is increasingly recognised as a significant figure on the Scottish literary scene; this collection is the first to bring scholarly attention to the many aspects of his career, including journalism, historical novels and humour. ISBN: 1899863761. Our Book No: 23319. $15 AUD.

142. Reynolds, Peter (2000). John Balmain: Schoolteacher and Goldseeker in Balmain, California and Goondiwindi 1810 - 1884 [Balmain Historical Monograph]. Sydney, Balmain: Balmain Association, Inc. 118 pp. Paperback small quarto, as new condition, glossy paper, black & white text-photos. The curious and tragic story of schoolteacher John Balmain and his family. He was the supposed nephew of Scottish surgeon Dr William Balmain, who in 1800 was granted land now known as the inner western Sydney suburbs of Balmain and Rozelle. John arrived in Sydney in 1837 and unsuccessfully claimed a share of the land grant, without knowing that William had previously gifted the land to another party. ISBN: 0958760632. Our Book No: 16904. $30 AUD.

143. Robertson, Geoffrey (2006). The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles 1 to the Scaffold [John Cooke]. London: Vintage Books. 429 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white illustration & photos, covers little creased, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear. A biography of the radical barrister, John Cooke. He was the son of a poor farmer, but he brought Charles 1 (who waged civil wars that cost one in ten Englishmen their lives) to trial. Cromwell made him a reforming Chief Justice in Ireland, but in 1660 he was dragged back to the Old Bailey, tried and brutally put to death. John Cooke risked his own life to make tyranny a crime. this account by prominent lawyer Geoffrey Robertson has brought this important part of English history to light. ISBN: 9780099459194. Our Book No: 28966. $20 AUD.

144. Ross, Shane (2010). The Bankers: How the Banks Brought Ireland to its Knees. London: Penguin Group. 293 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, corners rear cover little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the inside story of how Ireland's bankers - assisted by the government, the regulators, property developers and the media - torpedoed a booming economy, requiring government bailouts. ISBN: 9780141044446. Our Book No: 30202. $15 AUD.

145. Rowley Lees, Jennie (2008). The Sydney Eisteddfod Story: 1933 - 1941 (1st ed). Sydney: Sydney Eisteddfod. 315 pp. Paperback large octavo, thick card covers with flaps, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . The story of how the Sydney Eisteddfod opened in 1933, and went on to uncover a lot of amazing talent and started a cultural renaissance. An eisteddfod is a Welsh festival of literature, music and performing arts. ISBN: 9780975748329. Our Book No: 28003. $30 AUD.

146. Salter, Elizabeth (1972). Daisy Bates: The Biography of a Remarkable Victorian Woman - the Legendary Daisy Bates, a Journalist and Self-Taught Anthropologist Who Defied the Conventions of Her Day By Living in the Bush With the Australian Aborigine (1st U.S. stated ed). New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 266 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, illustrated ochre cloth cover, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges & pages lightly toned, small closed edge tears jacket (spine little faded, little loss corners & spine ends, corners little scuffed & worn), fore-edge lightly marked. Biography of Irish-born lady who lived among Aborigines. This vivid and compassionate biography brings the remarkable story of Daisy Bates to vibrant life. Meticulously documented from Daisy's own extensive articles, books, and journals, it portrays a colourful life of romance and adventure, brilliantly evoking the dynamic, eccentric, and indomitable woman who was capable of both pragmatism and poetry - and who became a legend in her own time. Our Book No: 26831. $20 AUD.

147. Santamaria, B. A. (1984). Daniel Mannix: A Biography. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 282 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, colour portrait frontispiece, non-author written dedication front endpaper. Daniel Mannix was the controversial conservative Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne. He was a strong supporter of Valera back in Ireland, and also of anti-conscription. He long fought communist influences in the Australian labor Party (ALP), and was prominent in the split to create the Democratic Labor Party (DLP). Recounts the story of his trials and tribulations during his near century of life. Draws out the many facets of his personality - above all, an irrepressible sense of humour and compassion for his fellows. ISBN: 052284247X. Our Book No: 13719. $24 AUD.

148. Santamaria, B. A.; Morgan, Patrick (editor) (2007). B. A. Santamaria, Your Most Obedient Servant: Selected Letters 1938 - 1996 (1st ed). Melbourne: Miegunyah / Melbourne University Press / State Library of Victoria. 575 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, corners boards lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket (spine ends & corners little worn, few scratches). Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. B. A. Santamaria, Your Most Obedient Servant: Selected Letters 1938 - 1996, edited by Patrick Morgan (2007). This collection of letters spanning 60 years shows facets of Santamaria's personality and activities not previously disclosed. The letters are both personal and professional. He speaks frankly on matters of state, church and family, and he is revealed as a person more subtle in his views than his public persona would suggest. The letters offer a rare glimpse into a mind that was preoccupied for more than six decades with world events and ideological controversies. B. A. Santamaria remained a unique and influential conservative Irish-Catholic force in Australian and Victorian politics for more than 50 years. ISBN: 9780522852745. Our Book No: 26887. $30 AUD.

149. Sassi, Carla (2005). Why Scottish Literature Matters. Edinburgh: Saltire Society. 202 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. This is the fourth book in the Saltire series examining the significance of Scottish history, philosophy and the Scots language. Examines Scotland's literature from the earliest times to the late 20th century, and offers new and fascinating insights into the nature of nationhood and identity, and the way in which these are reflected in, and the inspiration for, literary output at various periods. ISBN: 0854110828. Our Book No: 23600. $20 AUD.

150. Schrecker, Ellen (1998). Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America (1st p/b ed). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 573 pp. Paperback large thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. About a bad time for freedom and political repression in America in the 1950s. Covers far more than the brief career of Irish-American Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose excessive anti-Communist crusade ruined so many careers, marriages, and even lives. The first complete post-Cold War account of McCarthyism, which however stirred considerable controversy when first published in hardback. ISBN: 0691048703. Our Book No: 17844. $40 AUD.

151. Sheed, F. J. (editor) (1933). The Irish Way (Cheap ed). London: Sheed & Ward. 343 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, rebound green cloth cover (spine title label), new endpapers, pages lightly toned, corner tips few pages folded, foldout map at rear, minor edgewear. An anthology of 18 essays on important Irish Roman Catholics, from Saint Patrick (389 - 461) to Matt (Matthew) Talbot (1856 - 1925). Our Book No: 4262. $20 AUD.

152. Skultans, Vieda (1974). Intimacy and Ritual: A Study of Spiritualism, Mediums and Groups. London: Routledge Kegan Paul. 106 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), flap clipped jacket, endpapers lightly toned, minimal edgewear. Based on the author's fieldwork as a participant observer among spiritualists in a South Wales town. She shows how spiritualist beliefs in spirit possession as a cause of ill health can have therapeutic value, and that this is often a physical counterpart of social malaise. ISBN: 0710077602. Our Book No: 9836. $12 AUD.

153. Smith, Gordon; Roy, Archie E. (foreword) (2004). Spirit Messenger: The Remarkable Story of a Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Australian ed). London & Sydney: Hay House. 243 pp. Paperback, very good condition. Gordon Smith, Scottish medium shares his life experiences as he realised he had a special gift to comfort the distressed. He displayed his psychic abilities as a child, but did not start to develop as a medium until he had a dream. ISBN: 1401903932. Our Book No: 15083. $10 AUD.

154. Stewarts and Lloyds, Ltd (1930). Welded and Weldless Main Steam Pipes: Section "S" (New and Enlarged ed). Glasgow: Stewarts and Lloyds Ltd. 93 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, good condition, card covers, metal rivets with flat fasteners, figures, tables, drawings, spine split, small brown mark front cover, cover creases, tiny scuff front cover, cover corners & some pages little creased, title page LOOSE, small edge tears some pages, foldout plan (foldout part loosely inserted), title page little marked, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. From the introduction to this scarce catalogue from a Scottish manufacturer: This new and enlarged edition of our Steam Pipe Catalogue contains information that will be of use to engineers in the preparation of designs and specifications for steam pipe installations. The details in this catalogue are intended as a general guide to the best practice at the time of issue. (No date, but Worldcat states two editions, 1926 and 1930, the latter presumably being revised.). Our Book No: 40467. $40 AUD.

155. Stonex, Emma (2021). The Lamplighters (1st ed). London: Picador. 366 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), tiny bump bottom corner tip rear cover, ribbon bookmark, autograph (author's written name title page). Autographed: First edition. This exciting novel is inspired by real events in 1900, and Emma Stonex's love of anything nautical. Three keepers vanish from a remote lighthouse, miles from the shore (Cornwall, 1972). The entrance door is locked from the inside. The clocks have stopped. The Principal Keeper's weather log describes a mighty storm, but the skies have been clear. What happened to those three men out on the tower?This is an unforgettable story of love and grief that explores the way our fears blur the line between the real and the imagined. (Independent Bookshop Numbered Limited Edition: This is No. 822 of 1500 autographed copies.). ISBN: 9781529047318. Our Book No: 40831. $60 AUD.

156. Stuart, Douglas (2021). Shuggie Bain (1st this ed). London: Picador. 430 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear, autograph (author's printed name on label on title page). Waterstones Signed Exclusive Edition (a limited edition with printed autograph). The 2020 Booker Prize Winner. A debut novel about a boy growing up in 1980s Glasgow, and the dysfunctional love he has for his alcoholic mother. He struggles to grow up in a hostile world. ISBN: 9781529019292. Our Book No: 40837. $40 AUD.

157. Surman, Richard; Arscott, Peter (2003). Church Cats (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. 87 pp. Paperback square, very good plus condition, colour photos, minimal edgewear. The author turns his camera and pen on cats that live in abbeys, priories, churches and minsters in Britain and Ireland. He captures the essence of the cats and their churches. A beautiful book that will delight cat lovers. ISBN: 0007166699. Our Book No: 24763. $12 AUD.

158. Tangye, Derek (1965). A Cat in the Window. London: Four Square / New English Library (NEL). 125 pp. Paperback wide trade, good plus condition, black & white drawings, spine lightly creased, minor foxing edges & inside covers, minor edgewear corners. Describes his family life in an isolated cottage, Minack, in Cornwall, accompanied by his pet cat Monty. Our Book No: 9701. $10 AUD.

159. 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.

160. Thomas, Dylan (1956). Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog (Reprint ed). London: Guild Books / J. M. Dent. 128 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, heritage pictorial cover, pages toned, edgewear. Autobiographical novel based on the young Welsh poet's childhood, before he moved to London. In this, his third book, the author deepens his now recognisable gift of Blake-like fantasy with a sense of drama. He introduces realism into the story, enriching it with bold character studies, bizarre and humorous scenes, moments of revelation and terror, and paroxysms of love and hate. Our Book No: 11832. $10 AUD.

161. Thwaites, F. J. (1962). Destination Spain (1st ed). Sydney: Harcourt Press Pty Ltd. 214 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, endpaper maps, jacket chipped (small marks, slight loss edges, light foxing & small marks reverse side, minor edgewear), light foxing edges, edges & pages lightly toned. First edition. This book is the sequel to "Press On Regardless". The author, and his wife and son, have many adventures after leaving Newcastle-on-Tyne. They travel to Scotland, Norway, then down through various European countries, with Spain their final destination. ISBN: B005E4KKS4. Our Book No: 26062. $15 AUD.

162. Toibin, Colm (2014). Nora Webster. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 311 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A magnificent seventh novel, set in Wexford, Ireland, about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief and fear, struggling for hope. Widowed at 40, Nora has lost the man who rescued her from a stifling world. Now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the grief of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again - after many years - she finds solace herself - a memorable heroine. ISBN: 9781743532195. Our Book No: 16898. $20 AUD.

163. Tovey, Donald Francis; Foss, Hubert J. (editor); Walker, Dr Ernest (biographical foreword) (1946). A Musician Talks: The Integrity of Music: Volume 1 (3rd imp. ed). London: Oxford University Press (OUP). 161 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages & edges lightly toned, endpapers & edges lightly foxed, spine ends & edges little rubbed, flap clipped jacket (little faded including spine, faint scuff front cover), bookshop label front pastedown. This book is the permanent form of the late Sir Donald Tovey's Cramb and Alsop Lectures which he delivered at Glasgow and at Liverpool Universities respectively. Our Book No: 27591. $15 AUD.

164. Tranter, Nigel (1967). Tinker Tess (1st ed). London: Dennis Dobson. 121 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white illustrations, minor edgewear jacket (minimal insect damage, flap clipped), edges & pages lightly toned. A charming story for young adults set among the sand dunes and the saltings near the village of Aberlady on the Firth of Forth. Tinker Tess is a friendly brown dog who adopts two children, and the adventures they have together. The author is well known for his books for older children; here he brings his talents to writing for a younger age group. Our Book No: 26422. $20 AUD.

165. Tucker, James; Von Rosenberg, Otto (pseudonym); Roderick, Colin (editor) (1996). The Grahame's Vengeance, or The Fate of James the First, King of Scotland: A Historical Drama in Three Acts. Townsville: Foundation for Australian Literary Studies / James Cook University. 85 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), minor edgewear. An historical drama (play) about the murder of James I of Scotland by Robert Grahame in 1437. Written by the convict James Tucker, author of Ralph Rashleigh, at Port Macquarie, NSW, in 1845. This is the first authentic transcription of the manuscript, together with a biographical sketch and commentary on the play. ISBN: 0864435827. Our Book No: 13232. $15 AUD.

166. Turner, J. W. (1968). James and Alexander Brown 1843 - 1877 (1st ed) [Newcastle History Monographs]. Newcastle, NSW: Newcastle Public Library / Newcastle and Hunter District Historical Society. 62 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled, printed textured thin card covers, black & white photos, map, pages lightly toned, staples little rusted, tiny scuff spine ends, minor edgewear. The story of two Scottish handloom weavers, who left a life of insecurity and poverty in Lanarkshire in 1842 to immigrate to New South Wales. They were 'ordinary working men' described in their bounty certificates as agricultural labourers. Coalmining was largely in the hands of the Australian Agricultural Company when James Brown and his brother began to scratch coal from the surface of a block of land James had leased at Four Mile Creek not far from Morpeth, Maitland's river port. The Browns had to leave as the mine was reserved by the crown to protect the investment of the Australian Agricultural Company in coalmining. However they continued to produce coal and in a few year moved to the Burwood Estate, close to newcastle, where they developed a new mine, and they became 'men of property', merchants, and shipowners. After Alexander died in 1877, the sons of James Brown gave the company new strength under their direction. (No 4 in this series.). Our Book No: 30441. $18 AUD.

167. Utick, Stephen (2008). Captain Charles: Engineer of Charity: The Remarkable Life of Charles Gordon O'Neill. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 276 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear, presentation bookplate. Extraordinary saga of an Irish-Scottish migrant "Captain" Charles Gordon O'Neill. He was an engineer, inventor, parliamentarian and philanthropist, but is most noted as a principal co-founder of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia and New Zealand. Sponsored by the St Vincent de Paul Society. ISBN: 9781741753783. Our Book No: 16362. $20 AUD.

168. Wannan, Bill (editor) (1966). The Heather in the South: A Scottish-Australian Entertainment (Lore Literature and Balladry of the Scots in Australia). Melbourne: Lansdowne. 189 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), corners little bumped, minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears, tiny hole rear flap), autograph (editor's written name front free flyleaf). An anthology of the lore, literature and balladry of the Scots in Australia. Written by the author of "The Wearing of the Green", "Lore Literature and Balladry of the Scots In Australia". Full of wit and wisdom and will be enjoyed by anyone interested in the Scots in Australia. Part one: The Muses' Heather: Stories, Poems, Essays. Part two: Portrait Gallery: Scottish-Australian profiles. Part three: Ballads old and new. Our Book No: 22101. $12 AUD.

169. Ward, Ray; Ward, Robin (editor) (2006). The Mirror of Monte Cavallara: An Eighth Army Story. Edinburgh: Birlinn. 399 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. When Ray Ward died in 1999, his sons, discovered a dusty manuscript in an Afrika Korps ammunition box in the cellar of the family home in Glasgow. The manuscript was their father's memoir of his experiences as a front-line infantry officer (Scottish regiment, Eighth Army) in the Second World War during the North African and Italian Campaigns. Robin edited and commented on his father's papers. The result is a unique insight into the war and the men who fought it. ISBN: 1843410311. Our Book No: 22191. $20 AUD.

170. White Lennon, Biddy (2008). Irish Cooking: English Edition (1st ed). Firenze, Italy: Casa Editrice Bonechi. 93 pp. Paperback small quarto, thick card covers (with flaps), colour text-photos, very good condition, spine ends little rubbed, tiny scuff title page, minor edgewear. This book uses the produce of the Irish pasturelands and clear Atlantic waters to provide the diversity of traditional home baking, regional specialities and dishes for feast days and special occasions. There is a section on Irish Farmhouse Cheeses and the Irish Pub. ISBN: 9781847170248. Our Book No: 28804. $18 AUD.

171. Wiley, Rebecca; Watts, Barry (extra text); Lurkin, Judy (extra text) (1986). Rebecca Wiley's Visit to Norman Lindsay at Springwood 1918. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 130 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, frontispiece portrait, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. Rebecca Wiley's Visit to Norman Lindsay at Springwood 1918, by Rebecca Wiley (Angus & Robertson, 1986). In 1918 Rebecca Wiley was sent by her employer, publisher George Robertson, to visit Norman Lindsay at his home at Springwood in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. After nearly 70 years, this manuscript was discovered in the Angus & Robertson archives, and is now published for the first time. This work is a fascinating look into the life of one of the most extraordinary and controversial figures in Australian art and literature. The text is enhanced with 90 black & white and colour photos and background information on the people, places and literary and artistic works mentioned in Rebecca's original manuscript. (Lindsay's father was born in Ireland.). ISBN: 020714995X. Our Book No: 28451. $25 AUD.

172. Wood, Charles H. (editor) (1960). Blair Castle. Derby: Pilgrim Press. 32 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, thin card covers, stapled pamphlet, black & white photos (full-page), coloured map inside both covers, bottom corner rear cover creased, spine little creased, small spot title page, tiny hole front cover, minor edgewear, non-author written & dated dedication title page. From the title page: An illustrated survey of the historic Scottish home of the Dukes of Atholl. Compiled under the supervision of Lord James Stewart Murray 9th Duke of Atholl. There is a family pedigree chart at the rear. (No date, but 1960, written dedication, being: Love to dear Ronald from Nan & Pop April 1960. Unnumbered pages.). Our Book No: 40826. $15 AUD.

173. Wright, Thomas (2008). Oscar's Books (1st ed) [Oscar Wilde]. London: Chatto & Windus. 370 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white & colour photos, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear jacket. This biography by Thomas Wright explores the personality of Oscar Wilde through his reading. The story of Wilde's life in a fresh and engaging way, from his childhood in Dublin, where he was nurtured on Celtic myth, Romantic poetry and Irish folklore; through his undergraduate years in Oxford, where he built his intellect out of books; to prison, where books saved his sanity; and to his final days in Paris, where he consoled himself with old favourites such as Flaubert and Balzac. Draws on unpublished and little-known material to write this biography. ISBN: 9780701180614. Our Book No: 27582. $25 AUD.

174. Wyld Pairman, Thomas; Wright, Evelyn (editor) (2003). A Scottish Country Doctor 1818 - 1873: Robert Pairman of Biggar: Recalled by his Son Thomas Wyld Pairman (1st ed) [Flashbacks Series]. East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press / European Ethnological Research Centre / National Museums of Scotland. 135 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. This book is about Robert Pairman, son of a grocer and wine merchant in Biggar, Lanarkshire, who graduated in medicine at Edinburgh University and returned to Biggar to practice as a country doctor for the rest of his working life. ISBN: 1862322260. Our Book No: 25901. $15 AUD.