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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.
Author: Peter Grose, author and publisher
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, 2009, 1st edition, Softcover,16 chapters, epilogue, appends, photos, index.
Condition:Crisp large-format softcover in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions
Description: The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 is the battle Australia tries to forget. Although there was much to be proud of that day, but the dark side of the story lingers: looting, desertion and a calamitous failure of leadership.
Author: Patricia Skehan, Australian historian and publisher
Publisher: P. Skehan Publishing, Concord, NSW, 2000. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Limited First Edition. Folio. 244pp, index, bibliography, photographs.
Condition:Crisp and clean in VERY GOOD CONDITION with an inscription SIGNED by the author to the titlepage
Description: The History of Thomas Walker and Dame Eadith Walker by a local historian. Local history of the CONCORD, NSW district 1822-1937, in main Isaac Nichols' land.
Author: M H Ellis, author of "Lachlan Macquarie" and "Francis Greenway". Historian and author of Australian history.
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, 1955, FIRST EDITION, Hc with Dj, 6 sections, 35 chapters, bibliog., notes, Index, coloured and b/w plates.
Condition:Crisp burgundy cloth-bound hardcover with boxed title to spine and gilt motif to front cover, maps to endpapers, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with some ephemera to prelim pages, mild age-toning to pp. edges. Covered with plastic, non-adhesive slip.
Description: The Australian classic, the first full-length biography published 150 years after Macarthur returned from England with the first authenticated pure Merino sheep.With news cutting ephemera. In hardcover, the first edition, with dustjacket
Author: William Stuart Long aka Vivian Stewart
Publisher: Doubleday, Sydney, 1989,First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, maps, family trees, 40 chapters, 449 pp.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight bumps to corners, no inscriptions, TIGHT & CLEAN,in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD minus Dustjacket with some slight corner & edgewear.
Description: The 11th in the series of twelve books in The Australians. Set in the years of the Boer War leading up to Federation on 1 January 1901.