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Book Id: 02anf01710

Price: $22.80

Title: SUGAR in the BLOOD by W S Oliver CSR History

Author: W S (Bill) Oliver

Publisher: published by the author, printed by Wild & Wooley P/L Sydney 1997

Condition:Crisp large format (4to) softcover, 138 pages, illustrated with b/w photos, in GOOD CONDITION

Description: This autobiography is about his life in India as a small child, and his journey to Australia at the age of six. He relates his 37 years in the sugar industry, where he made many friends in and outside CSR Ltd.

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Book Id: 02anf01704

Price: $19.75

Title: A PORTRAIT OF BATHURST ILLUSTRATED by H S DORMAN text by David Potts 1980 First Edition Hardcover with Dustjacket

Author: ILLUSTRATED by H S DORMAN text by David Potts 1980 Designed by Robert Brown

Publisher: Robert Brown, Bathurst, 1980 1st Edition, oblong hardcover with Dj 64pp with full-page colour and b/w illustrations.

Condition:Crisp ochre cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT TIGHT & CLEAN in Very Good Condition in a Good Dustjacket with mild rubbing.

Description: From the Court House to the Museum, from the first Public School to Piper St terraces, from Chiffley's Home to the Kelso Hotel, a vast panorama of Bathurst & surrounding's fine buildings

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Book Id: 02anf01699

Price: $22.66

Title: PACIFIC PARADE by FRANK CLUNE 1945 Hc FIRST EDITION - RARE unclipped Dustjacket Hawthorne Press decorations Adrian Feint

Author: Frank CLUNE with a dustjacket and decorations by Adrian Feint

Publisher: Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1945 First Edition, 123pp, Hardcover 8vo in an intact Dj.

Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & motif in gilt to front cover, coloured endpapers, STRAIGHT, TIGHTLY BOUND and CLEAN in Very Good Condition in a RARE intact and unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with some edgewear.

Description: 13 Essays on the Pacific, written during war-time. Timor Joe, The Netherland Indes, Monkey Dance, Toraja, Borneo, Angkor and more. Decorations by Adrian Feint. The Dj is a work of art - reminiscent of Miguel Covarubias.

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Book Id: 02anf01697

Price: $Not for Sale

Title: NEW ENGLAND SKETCHBOOK by Unk white & Peter Newell 75th Anniversary of New England Girls' School 1st edition 1970 Hc Dj

Author: drawings by Unk White and Text by Peter Newell. SPECIAL NEGS 75th ANNIVERSARY edition.

Publisher: Rigby Ltd., 1970, First edition hardcover 8vo with dustjacket, illustrated endpapers, page-sized b/w line drawings and text, 64pp. issued for NEGS 75th Anniversary.

Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with clear title to spine, Anniversary annotations to cover and titlepp., STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD Condition with no inscriptions, now protected with a professional, non-adhesive plastic cover.

Description: Detailed drawings and historical references for the New England District of NSW, including Walcha, Armadale, Gold mining, Tin mining, Balala, Uralla, Gyra, Bolivia and points of interest in between. This is an anniversary edition, the 24th in the series.

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Book Id: 02anf01689

Price: $21.11

Title: HEART of EXILE by Patsy Adam-Smith 1986 First Edition Hc Dj Australian Convict History

Author: Patsy Adam-Smith OBE, 6th-Generation Australian, historian and writer.

Publisher: Nelson Publishers, Melbourne, 1986, 1st Edition, large Hardcover 8vo, 34 chapters, sources,Index, b/w photos & illustrations.369pp

Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION in a VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET, protected with a transparent, professional plastic cover.

Description: Ireland 1848 and the seven patriots banished; their adventures, loneliness and loves in three continents as the search for refuge from imprisonment in Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania).

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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: 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: 02anf01675

Price: $16.48

Title: Bush Lawyer- Norman Verschuer Wallace, 1976 1st edition,Australian local history Naracoorte,South Australia.

Author: Norman Verschuer Wallace

Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1975, First Edition, Hardback, DJ, b/w illus., 181pp.

Condition:Crisp green hardcover 8vo STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in Very Good Condition with an inscription to the front paste-down, with an unclipped GOOD Dustjacket with edgewear & rubbing.

Description: Norman Wallace was the son of a lawyer and after service in the Australian Armed Forces in World War I, he followed in the footsteps of his ancestors by also being a lawyer and later a town councillor. He practised in the town of Narracoorte in South Aust

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