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Book Id: 02anf01687

Price: $SOLD

Title: AUSTRALIAN FERNS and Fern Allies with notes on their cultivation by D Jones and S C Clemesha 1978 Hc Dj VERY GOOD

Author: D.L.Jones B.AgSc, Dip Hort. and S C Clemesha

Publisher: AH & AW Reed, Sydney 1978, Hardcover 8vo with Dj, 8 chapters, 4 appends, Glossary, Bibliog., Index, B/W illustrations Colour plates, 294pp.

Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover quarto with illustrated endpapers, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in Very Good Condition, in a unclipped Very Good Dustjacket.

Description: Cultivation, propogation, allies, Tree Ferns, Filmy Ferns, Oddities, Alphabetical arrangement of remaining species, A detailed analysis of Australian Ferns.

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Book Id: 14ca01686

Price: $25.68

Title: BUSH LUCK by W H Timperley. Early Australian boy's story of squatting. With frontispiece COLOUR PLATE by Ernest Frater

Author: W H Timperley, who emigrated to Perth in 1856, joined the Police and eventually became Superintendent, Aboriginal Prison, Rottnest Island.

Publisher: London: The Office of "The Boys’ Own Paper": no date, c 1922) Reference: The "B.O.P." Library. Muir 7388, originally published 1892

Condition:Printed cloth boards (hardcover) with title to spine & frontcov., fenpr missing (prob. ex-bookplate presentation) "74" stamp to prelims & notation that this is that number of COL WILSON'S personal Library. Slight edge foxing, in GOOD CONDITION.

Description: What the life of a squatter means, at least the best sides of a squatter's life. Things go fairly easily with the hero, but, on the whole, there are some wholesome bits of advice for those who think squatting all " beer and skittles".

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Book Id: 14ca01685

Price: $22.34

Title: TRUTH and TRADITION A Plea for Practical and Vital Religion by Professor S Angus, University of Sydney

Author: Professor S Angus MA. DD. LitD. PhD.

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1943, 2nd Edition, hardcover with dj, 152pp. + index

Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, Straight, clean & Tight with no inscriptions in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an intact, unclipped GOOD dustjacket with glass-stains to the cover, protected in a plastic dustwrapper.

Description: Prepared for the Angus heresy case, this is the fullest statement of the Professor's positions.

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Book Id: 14ca01684

Price: $23.38

Title: Breeding & Management of Live Stock CATTLE HORSES PIGS by A W G Lipscomb 4th Revised Edit c1946 written pre-WW2 PHOTOS

Author: A W G Lipscombe HDA., HDD.

Publisher: Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch NZ, c1945 (i.e. just post WW2) Last refs are to 1939 ststistics, many b/w photos, illustrations, 25 chapters, 4 sections, 409pp.

Condition:Green cloth-bound overprinted cover, slight damage to rear cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN, name in pen to front endpaper, A & R adhesive vintage sticker,

Description: General survey; Cattle, Horses, Pigs, Principles of breeding,

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Book Id: 07nfl01683

Price: $22.30

Title: Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK ;The case for overturning his conviction by Geoffrey Robertson ISBN: 9781849546904

Author: Geoffrey Robertson Q.C.

Publisher: Biteback Pub. Co. , 2013, First Edition, 194pp., 6 chapters.

Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in Good condition in an unclipped GOOD Dj with some front cover wear.

Description: Geoffrey Robertson Q.C. brings his forensic skills and a deeply felt sense of injustice to the case at the heart of the Profumo affair, the notorious scandal that brought down a government.

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Book Id: 19sfm01682

Price: $33.20

Title: The BEATLES The Authorised Biography by Hunter Davies 1968 First Edition Hc Dj ORIGINAL BIO Classic

Author: Hunter Davies

Publisher: Heinemann, London, 1968 FIRST EDITION, hardcover with dustjacket 374pp., b/w illustrations, photos, 34 chapters, end bit, appends.

Condition:Crisp purple cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT with no inscriptions and mild age-toning to page edges, in GOOD CONDITION in a clipped dustjacket with mild edgewear and rubbing. Overall a GOOD copy.

Description: An ORIGINAL copy of the VINTAGE first edition, with a clipped dustjacket. This is the classic bio of The Beatles by the premier pop writer of the 1960's, Hunter Davies. With b/w photos and interviews with all of the fab 4.

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Book Id: 02anf01681

Price: $Not for sale

Title: Diseases of Cattle : A Book for every Cattleman by V G Cole B.V.Sc.

Author: V G Cole B.V.Sc., technical advisor to GRASCOS and vetinary consultant to the Graziers Assn. of NSW.

Publisher: Grazcos Co-Operative Ltd, Sydney 1965, hardcover 8vo with Dj, A-Z listings, 188pp, Index, tables, maps, graphs,

Condition:Crisp black hardcover 8vo with Dj, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a gilt title to spine and some wear & rubbing to the intact and robust dustjacket, slight age-toning to robust pages.

Description: Written for the cattle owner, a classic reference to the Australian cattle industry with an alphabetical list of disorders.

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Book Id: 02anf01680

Price: $19.24

Title: Miles Franklin in America HER UNKNOWN BRILLIANT CAREER by Verna Coleman 1981 Angus & Robertson London 1st Edition Hc Dj

Author: Verna Coleman

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, London, 1981, Hardcover with Dustjacket, 219pp.,22 chapters, photos, notes, bibliog, Index.

Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN with no inscriptions in Very Good Condition, with marks to page edges in a GOOD DUSTJACKET, unclipped, with two very minor closed tears.

Description: With the publishing of her first book, 'My Brilliant Career' in 1901, little or no success followed. Then in 1906 she sailed for America and became active in the National Women's Trade Union and editorship of 'Life and Labor'. Then London and Australia.

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Book Id: 02anf01679

Price: $33.40

Title: THE SEA WAS KIND by Albert Klestadt 1988 Hc Dj 1st Kangaroo Press Edition ISBN 0864171854 SEA JOURNEY ESCAPE WW2 JAPAN

Author: Albert Klestadt

Publisher: First published in 1988 by Kangaroo Press, Sydney. ISBN 0864171854. Illustrated b/w frontispiece, maps, b/w plates to centre.

Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover without spine title (as issued), STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a rubbed but unclipped, sturdy & intact GOOD DUSTJACKET with edgewear.

Description: The German author was a refugee in Japan before WW2 and when war came escaped via the Phillipines and then to Australia by sailing there with a crew of Moros in an open, locally-built vessel. He had no maps nor sextant and the journey took 47 days.

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Book Id: 02anf01678

Price: $22.50

Title: The ADVENTURERS by William Stuart Long Vivian Stewart 5th title in Series Hc Dj FIRST EDITION Vol 5 of The Australians

Author: William Stuart Long also known as Vivian Stuart

Publisher: Doubleday, Sydney, 1983 FIRST EDITION, map, family tree, notes, 508pp hardcover 8vo with dj.

Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with an inscription (name) in pen to the frenpr. and slight age-toning to crisp pages.

Description: The fifth in the series of 12 historical fiction tales about the founding of Australia.

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