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Author: DASHIELL HAMMETT - With an New Introduction by the Author - A GOOD COPY - FICTION & LITERATURE
Publisher: Modern Library, New York, 1934, hardcover small 8vo without dustjacket, 267 pages, plus 8 pages adv., illustrated eprs, 20 Chapters.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title on black to spine & frcvr, slight fading to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION, a book-shop sticker to fr.paste-down, slight foxing to outside page edges.
Description: The fabulous who-done-it by Hammett, later brought to the screen with Humphrey Bogart, continues to be a CLASSIC.
CLASSIC LITERATURE & QUALITY FICTION
Author: C. L'ESTRANGE EWEN Author of "Ewen of East Anglia and the Fenland", "Witch Hunting and Witch Trials", etc.
Publisher: Gale Research Company, Detroit U.S., 1968, first reprint from the 1931 1st ed. London publication, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 508pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, cream epr
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine (slightly faded & with library sticker to base), rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, an ex-library copy (with a Withdrawn stamp) with stamps & stickers & small envelope to freprs
Description: There are now over 100,000 different British surnames, a large proportion of which exist with their origin veiled in doubt.
All surnames, like place-names, were originally words with common-sense significations, often now lost.
Author: AGATHA CHRISTIE
Publisher: Hamlyn, London, 1970, hardcover 8vo with dj, 3 stories, 508 pp. red coloured endpapers, red page tops.
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine and bright gilt flourishes to cover including bright gilt/red "AC Crime Collection" motif , STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DJ
Description: Poirot, then Miss Marple, then Poirot again.
From the AGATHA CHRISTIE CRIME COLLECTION SET
Three Books in One1. Peril at End House 2. The Body in the Library 3.Hercule Poirot's Christmas
We have many more books by Agatha Christie on this website
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Hamlyn, London, 1970, hardcover 8vo with dj, 3 stories, 544 pp. red coloured endpapers, red page tops.
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine and bright gilt flourishes to cover including bright gilt/red "AC Crime Collection" motif , STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in unclipped GOOD PLUS DJ.
Description: From the AGATHA CHRISTIE CRIME COLLECTION SET
Three Books in One
Mystery of the Blue Train
The Listerdale Mystery (12 short stories).
Murder at the Vicarage, by Agatha Christie. We have many of this set on our website, yes we combine postage
Author: edited by Irma Pearl with commentary by Cyril Pearl AUSTRALIAN BOOKS, NON-FICTION, AUSTRALIAN HISTORY, GOLD RUSH BOOKS, AUSTRALIAN POLITICS
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1954, 1st Edition, hardcover quarto with dj, 164pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, green eprs (rear one has small tear), Acknowledgments.
Condition:Gold/yellow illustrated cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, minimal foxing to one frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: From a gold coach of the feverish eighteen-fifties to the biplane that pioneered the England-Australia air route in 1919, this is social history in a new and fascinating form.
There is a vast amount of history in this collection, and quality photos.
Author: 1) J.M. Dillard 2) John Vornholt 3) MITCHELL MAGLIO 4)Steven R. Boyett - SCIENCE FICTION in the best tradition of STAR TREK
Publisher: 1) Pocket Books, New York, 1996, large softcover 2) Pocket Books, New York, 1994, softcover 3) Pocket Books, New York, 1986, softcover 4) Harper Perennial,New York
Condition:Illustrated Softcovers with rubbing to spine, corners & edges, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with previous owners' name to front endpaper in some volumes, slight foxing to eprs & to outside page edges
Description: Boldly go where no-one has gone before with this stellar combination of 3 classic original Star Trek books and a brilliant parody in (4) "What if Stephen King, Anne Rice, Kurt Vonnegut and other Literary Greats had written episodes ?"
Author: MICHAEL LEUNIG Australian Cartoonist - HARD TO FIND AND OUT OF PRINT CARTOON BOOKS
Publisher: Viking/Penguin, Melbourne, 2002, 1st ed., hardcover oblong 8vo with dj, unpaginated, filled with Leunig's classic B/W CARTOONS throughout, illust. eprs.
Condition:Crisp orange cloth-bound hardcover with bright white title to spine & illustration of man throwing a stick to frcvr, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear
Description: The pie of life
is hurled into your face
But that is no disgrace
A life worth living
Gets splattered on your shirt -
And though you're shocked
And rather deeply hurt;
These pies of life
Which fly out of the blue.....
Author: Munro Leaf - CHILDREN'S COLLECTABLE BOOK SPECIALITIES.
Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co, London & Melbourne, Small 4to , 48 pp, red cloth covered boards w/black lettering & illustration., c1930s, each page has black/red/white illus
Condition:worn red cloth-bound hardcover with illustrated title in black to cover, STRAIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION, slightly shook but intact, with occasional marks and age-toning to ROBUST pages.
Description: A picture-book with a point - good grammar without nagging.
It settles "ain't" and "uh-huh" and "gimme" and "got" and a score of common errors by a simple, sure, painless and humorous process.
We say HE or SHE DOES NOT. Never, Never HE or SHE DONT."
Author: Edited for the Board of Management of the Australian War Memorial by Norman Bartlett
Publisher: . Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT, 1957, 2nd edition, 294pp., hardcover quarto with dj, 12 chapters, first-hand reports, colour frontisp. plate, b/w photos.
Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a scarce, intact, unclipped, GOOD DUSTJACKET with minimal rubbing which has been protected in clear, non-adhesive plastic.
Description: 77 squadron
The battle of Kapyong
MIGs v. Meteors
Yellow Sea blockade
The retreat from the north 1950
1st Batallion, RAR
2nd Batallion RAR
3rd Batallion RAR
Author: Lex McAulay author of The Battle of Long Tan and the Battle of Coral AUSTRALIAN MILITARY HISTORY BOOK
Publisher: Hutchinson, Sydney, 1989, FIRST EDITION, 147pp., hardcover quarto with dj, 8 chapters, 3 appends, maps, b/w illustrations & photos, red endpapers, Index
Condition:Crisp olive cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing
Description: A pictorial presentation of the Australian involvement in the war in Vietnam, Field Operations, Awards and Decorations, Roll of Honour
Photos sourced from beyond the Australian War Memorial.