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Book Id: 01af01227

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Title: JON CLEARY The High Commissioner 1969 paperback copy in GOOD CONDITION -- Hard-to-Find Australian Fiction

Author: Jon CLEARY Australian writer of action fiction

Publisher: Fontana, London 1969, 223 pp., smaller format paperback

Condition:Crisp copy with folding to spine edge of cover, Slight age-toning to page edges and prelims, in GOOD CONDITION

Description: The Australian High Commissioner in London is interrupted whilst at a Vietnam peace conference by a Sydney policeman.

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Book Id: 01af01139

Price: $24.30

Title: MATTHEW REILLY The Five Greatest Warriors 2009 FIRST EDITION with Dustjacket VERY GOOD CONDITION

Author: MATTHEW REILLY 2009 FIRST EDITION Hardcover with unclipped Dustjacket A GREAT AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR

Publisher: Macmillan, Sydney, 2009, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 451pp., plus 14 pages Acknowldgements, An Interview with Matthew Reilly and adv.

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight edgewear.

Description: It's not the fall that kills you....Jack West Jr is back.....and the end of the world . . . . . . has arrived. Moses, Genghis Khan, Jesus, Napoleon....who is the 5th Great Warrior ?

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Book Id: 01af01138

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Title: FOVEAUX by Kylie Tennant 1968 EDITION - Historical fiction set in inner Sydney in the 1930s AUSTRALIAN FICTION

Author: Kylie Tennant, The second novel by this celebrated Australian author

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1968, re-set and re-issued edition, First Edition in this publication format, 4 sections, 425 pages.

Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover, bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN and TIGHT in GOOD PLUS CONDITION in a GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with edgewear, unclipped. Foveaux is the fictitious municipality in inner Sydney in the 1930s.

Description: Foveaux was Kyle Tennant's second novel and was drawn from her experiences living in the then disease-ridden slums of Redfern and Surry Hills in the late 1930s. It is a substantial novel of Sydney recounting the inner city around William Street c1930s.

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Book Id: 01af01137

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Title: FOVEAUX by Kylie Tennant 1946 EDITION - Historical fiction set in inner Sydney 1930s AUSTRALIAN FIRST EDITION as stated

Author: KYLIE TENNANT - The second novel by this celebrated Australian author STATED FIRST AUSTRALIAN EDITION 1946

Publisher: Sirius Publishing, Sydney, 1946, Stated First Australian Edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 312 pages, 4 sections.

Condition:Green cloth hardcover 8vo with marks to cover (scan), STRAIGHT & TIGHTLY BOUND in GOOD CONDITION with a name dated 1949 to the endpaper and slight yellowing to ROBUST pages with no dj. FOVEAUX is the ficticious name of an inner-city Sydney municipality.

Description: Foveaux was Kyle Tennant's second novel and was drawn from her experiences living in the then disease-ridden slums of Redfern and Surry Hills in the late 1930s. It is a substantial novel of Sydney recounting the inner city around William Street c1930s.

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Book Id: 01af01108

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Title: THE RAKING OF THE EMBERS by Whittaker 1981 FIRST EDITION Hc Dj AUSTRALIAN HISTORICAL FICTION The Cabell Family

Author: June Whittaker - a descendant of the hero of this book, the HISTORICALLY ACCURATE Henry Cabell who was transported to Australia as a convict.

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1981, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 225pp., plus 1 page Epilogue, Chapters, gold endpapers.

Condition:Gold cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few small tears, small piece missing from top back cover & slight edgewear.

Description: Henry Cabell was convicted to be hanged in 1783, but was instead transported. June Whittaker is a descendant of Henry Cabell,and this vividly written and meticulously researched tale is both his story and the story of the first settlement at Sydney Cove.

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Book Id: 01af01107

Price: $28.80

Title: The Gentlemen Settlers BLAXLAND FAMILY 1975 FIRST EDITION Hardcover Dj COLONIAL AUSTRALIA HISTORICAL FICTION

Author: PAMELA BLAXLAND who is married to a descendant of the Blaxland family. This is historical fiction based on the story of this family's settlement

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1975, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 185pp., 27 Chapters.

Condition:Pale green cloth-bound hardcover with red title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, a couple of small splash marks to bottom frcvr, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET, slight foxing inside & edgewear

Description: The author, married to a descendant of the BLAXLAND family she is writing about, presents a family tale of two different worlds in this absorbing novel - the serenity of Kent and the brutal newness in the early 1800's, of the colony of New South Wales

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Book Id: 01af01095

Price: $12.80

Title: MY BRILLIANT CAREER - Preface by Henry Lawson

Author: MILES FRANKLIN - Illustrated with the film costume and set designs by Luciana Arrighi - With Additional Decoration by Roger Janovsky

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1980, 1st pub. 1901 in Scotland, hardcover 8vo with dj, 254pp., 38 Chapters, brown eprs.

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight fading to spine & slight edgewear.

Description: In this deluxe edition Luciana Arrighi's delicate artwork, originally prepared as set and costume designs for the film, gives a new dimension to a story which has become one of Australia's CLASSICS.

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Book Id: 01af01091

Price: $13.20

Title: AUSTRALIAN HUMOUR Nino Culotta JOHN O'GRADY Survival in the Doghouse with BENIER Illustrations 1973 FIRST EDITION

Author: by JOHN O'GRADY Author of 'They're A Weird Mob' Nino Culotto Illustrated by Frank Benier

Publisher: Ure Smith, Sydney, 1973, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 94pp., B/W Illustrations to eprs, 8 Chapters, humorous illustrations throughout.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine & illust. to fr.cvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with tear to frcvr, rubbing and slight edgewear.

Description: Stan, Ray, Dave and Lurky find themselves out of favour with their respective missus, and so they take refuge down in Dave's old boatshed. Supported by Benier's hilarious drawings, the author gives some tips on cooking and cleaning!

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Book Id: 01af01075

Price: $17.20

Title: CRY OF THE CURLEW Australian Aboriginal History Fiction by Peter Watt 1999 crisp Hardcover with Dj 1st book in a trilogy

Author: Peter Watt, also author of Shadow of the Osprey

Publisher: Macmillan, Australia, Sydney, 1999, reprint, maps, 638 pp.,

Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION in a GOOD DUSTJACKET which has not been clipped.

Description: Set in the colony of Queensland in the middle years of the 19th century, this book follows the Neramburra tribe and the effect their dispossesion from the property, Glen View in Central Queensland. Regarded as an important book in Australian literature.

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