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Author: Henry Purvis AFC & Joan Priest
Publisher: pub., Rigby, Adelaide, 1979 FIRST EDITION hardcover with dustjacket, 23 chapters, illustrated with black & white photos index, 228pp
Condition:cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with, in a GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing, minor edgewear to jacket.
Description: The classic Australian adventure story, Purvis flew with Kingsford-Smith,
Barnstorming Flying Circuses & Joy rides RAAF Wing Commander
Lasseter's Lost Reef Pacific Ocean flights.
Author: Bud Sagendorf for Yaffa Publishing
Publisher: Yaffa, Sydney, 1980
Condition:in Good Condition with mild age-toning to paper, robust with an intact cover with some mild marking, robust staples without rust.
Description: Sweetpea, Popeye, Olive Oyl, Brutus, introducing "Hardtack", the Sea Hag, Hi & Lois,
Author: Harold J Anderson New Zealand author and public servant. Depression Era 1930s Public Works South Island NZ SIGNED by the author.
Publisher: A H & A W Reed, Wellington, 1975 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo, 26 chapters, bibliog., appendix, index, b/w photos & maps. SIGNED by the Author
Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, in Very Good Condition in a Good Dustjacket, unclipped with some edgewear. Signature of Author to titlepage.
Description: The men who built the Milford Road and Homer Tunnel on the South Island of NZ in the 1930s. Winter weather, ferocious terrain, poor rates of pay.
Written by a man who was PWD paymaster at Invercargill.
Author: J K Ewers winner of the Commonwealth Jubilee Literary Competition.
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, 1959, 3rd Edition, revised edition, 244pp, b/w photos.
Condition:Ochre cloth-bound boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with loose section chapter 24 p181 to p196.
Description: An early encounter with the North - the Territory and North-West Australia. A description of travels from 1947-1950 for the Australian Geographical Society and for Walkabout Magazine. Marble Bar to Daly Waters and even across to Cairns.
Author: Brian James third collection of Short Stories with a cover designed by Norman Lindsay, who also wrote the foreword.
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1956, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 209pp.
Condition:Crisp brown cloth-covered hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT with minor age marking to edges, in an unclipped dustjacket with edgewear and sunning to spine. A pen signature to the front endpaper.
Description: The author's third collection of short stories with a forword by Norman Lindsay and an illustrated front cover by him as well. Macquarie Book Club, Parramatta sticker to front paste-down.
Author: Douglas Baglin & Yvonne Austin
Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1976, FIRST EDITION, large hardcover quarto (4to) with dj, 31 chapters, colour & B/w photos, 192pp. Photo endpapers.
Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & ClEAN in Very Good Condition, in a Good Dustjacket,rubbed & with edgewear, now protected with a professional plastic cover
Description: Sydney sandstone: Animals & Vegetation, Aborigines, European settlement, Stonemasons, Public Buildings, Roads, Monuments, Tombstones, Clocks , Lighthouses, Hotels, etc etc etc... a detailed classic reference.
Author: Helen Arbib with line illustrations by various artists.
Publisher: 1). Helen Arbib Publications, Birchgrove NSW 2). Terrace Times,Woolahra, NSW 3). Williams Collins & Sons, London
Condition:All are STRAIGHT, TIGHTLY BOUND & CLEAN. 1). Slight sunning to spine and occasional internal marks, no inscriptions GOOD+. 2). A few marks to cover, VERY GOOD. 3). Remains of price sticker to rubbed cover, pen inscriptions on front endpaper, GOOD.
Description: A collection of three of the eight books written (and originally published by the author). 1) illustrations by Michael Lodge. 2). illustrations by Pauline Clements. 3). illustrations by Ray Evans
Author: THOMAS KENEALLY - Prize winning Australian author - The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2009, First Edition, Volume I, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 628pages, COLOUR ARTWORKS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 34 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Green clothbound hardcover with gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, pale green endpapers, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight edgewear.
Description: The story begins by looking at European occupation through Aboriginal eyes as we move between the city slums and rural hovels of eighteenth-century Britain and the shores of Port Jackson.
Author: JOHN STANLEY JAMES - Author of The Vagabond & Julian Thomas - Edited and an Introduction by Michael Cannon
Publisher: Melbourne University Press, 1969, Abridged Edition, 1st pub. in 5 Vols in 1877-8, hardcover 8vo with dj, 274pages, B/W ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, 6 Parts & Index
Condition:Black clothbound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name stamp to front endpaper, brown endpapers, slight age-toning to front endpapers in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET.
Description: The vagabond shocked respectable citizens with his lively reporting of scandalous situations. His accounts of middle class behavior are equally revealing, as this selection shows. from dj.
Author: Billy Thorpe
Publisher: Macmillan, Sydney 1998, First Edition, softcover large 8vo, 26 chapters,426pp.
Condition:Crisp softcover with slight age-toning to ROBUST pages,in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: As Billy lies in a hospital bed, trying vainly to work out how even he managed to get himself into this mess, he wanders through the corridors of his life, the music, the mayhem, the mind altering substances;the Sunbury Aztecs, the girls, the characters.