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Author: CAPTAIN JOHN HUNTER Commander H.M.S. Sirus - Gov Phillip - Lt King & Lt Ball -Edited by John Bach, Ph.D.
Publisher: ANGUS and ROBERTSON in assoc with The Royal Australian Historical Society, Sydney, 1968, 1st pub. 1793, 452 pages, fold-out MAPS, Chapters, Appendix A-B & INDEX.
Condition:Green cloth-bound Hardcover with gilt title to spine, 8vo, slight rubbing to spine, corners & frcvr, yellow endpapers, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, B/W Charts with Colour Frontispiece, without dustjacket.
Description: An Historical Journal of the Transactions since 'Phillip's Voyage', including the Journals of Governors Phillip & King & of Lieut. Ball & the voyages from the sailing of the Sirius in 1787 to the return to England in 1792.
Author: P. CUNNINGHAM SURGEON, R.N. - Edited by David S. Macmillan
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, in assoc. with Royal Australian Historical Society, 1966, 1st pub. 1827, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, 409pages, fold-out MAP of Colony.
Condition:Black cloth-bound Hardcover 8vo, slight rubbing to spine and corners, green frendpaper, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, B/W ILLUSTRATION/ARTWORKS with Colour Frontispiece, without dustjacket.
Description: The best account of life and manners in Australia of the 1820s. Contains a facsimile of the Cross (Oxley) map of NSW and annotations by various authorities including Alex Chisholm, A.P. Elkin and Alan Shaw.
Author: AMBROSE PRATT , C.M.Z.S. Late President of the Royal Zoological Society of Victoria - Foreword by the Honourable A. A. Dunstan M.L.A.
Publisher: Robertson & Mullens, Melbourne, 1945, Sixth Edition, 1st pub. 1933, hardcover 8vo with dj, 79pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 Chapters, A Summary, Appendix
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, slight foxing and age-toning, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET in clear plastic protective covering.
Description: Pratt, author of The Call of the Koala, etc., collated exact and authentic information about this elusive bird through a remarkable friendship between a male Lyrebird and a widowed lady, who lived on one of the higher slopes of Mount Dandenong.
Author: RICK WILKINSON Geologist
Publisher: David Ell Press, Sydney, 1983, First Edition hardcover large 8vo with d/j, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & MAPS, yellow endpapers, 6 Parts, Bibliography, Glossary & INDEX.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with colour faded from spine, slight edgewear.
Description: The exciting Moonie, Bass Strait, North West Shelf and Cooper Basin discoveries - The turmoil of the oil industry worldwide as OPEC wielded its oil weapon - Fight for Barrier Reef - Aboriginal land rights and more
Author: Albert N. Clarke, illustrator with the Sydney Morning Herald, foreword by Sheila Cleary, President, Randwick Historical Society
Publisher: The Central Press, Sydney, 1968, second revised & enlarged edition from the 1951 version " Pen Points of Old Sydney" 48pp.frontispiece & drawings throughout
Condition:Crisp small cream quarto with gilt title to cover, 48 pages, illustrations on almost every page, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with mild corner wear.
Description: George St.; St James'; Cadman's; Hyde Park Barracks; The Ship and Mermaid Inn; Fort Denison; Argyle Place; Kurnell; Old Tower, Figtree; Mount Gilead; Lennox Bridge, Lapston; Toll House, Windsor, Lavender Bay and many more delightful drawings & history.
Author: GEOFFREY BLAINEY Author of A History of AMP - The Rush that Never Ended etc.
Publisher: Georgian House, Melbourne, 1958, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 430 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & 7 COLOUR Plates, Map to frendpaper, 24 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, small name stamp to frepr, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: This is the story of the rise of a great Australian bank. Born in the turbulent gold rushes of the 1850's, the National Bank survived internal strife and nation-wide panic to become one of the largest banks of the modern age.
Author: An Appreciation by George Mackaness OBE, MA, Litt.D, MA, D.Litt., Hon D.Sc. F.R.A.H.S. Edited by Dr J. C. Beaglehole
Publisher: Privately by the author, Sydney, 1962, softcover 8vo without dj, 18 pages
Condition:Crisp card-bound textured softcover with title to front cover, 2 staples to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions and with slight rubbing.
Description: This edition is limited to 250 copies privately printed by D.S.Ford of Reservoir St., Sydney, for the author.
An overview of the impact of Banks and his newly-published journal by the Public Library.
Author: Selercted, Edited and with an introduction by P G Edwards.
Publisher: University of Queensland Press, 1979, FIRST EDITION, hardcover with dj, 104 poages, 10 documents plus commentaries, in VERY GOOD CONDITION
Condition:Slim blue cloth covered hard cover with bright title to spine, in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUST JACKET, with light rubbing.
Description: 1935 Australian Consul-General Moffatt to Seretary of State Hull; Gauss to Sec. of State; etc etc ; Johnson to Roosevelt 1942, etc, etc, etc,...notes, bibliography, index
Author: Desmond Ball Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University
Publisher: Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1980, First Edition, softcover large 8vo without dj, 180pp., 16 chapters b/w photos, line drawings, maps, tables, detailed notes.
Condition:Card-bound softcover boards with title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with mild fox-spots to prelims and page edges and edgewear.
Description: Origins of the US-Aust intelligence connection
NSA in Australia
Australia as a nuclear target
Includes two 1797/80 era pamphlets
Author: Text by Nancy Phelan Photography by Mark Lang, Philip Ramsden, Philip Quirk, Produced by Susie Agoston-O'Connor. BIOGRAPHIES of LOCAL ARTISTS
Publisher: Mosman Municipal Council, Sydney, 1993, First Edition, hardcover quarto w dj, 164pp., COLOUR, B/W & SEPIA PHOTOGRAPHS & ARTWORKS throughout, olive endpapers
Condition:Maroon cloth-bound hardcover with minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET. This book includes a section on Mosman's People in the Arts and Media.
Description: From the days of the 19th century painters and poets - Arthur Streeton, Tom Roberts, Christopher Brennan - artists of all kinds have found inspiration and refreshment in the beauty of Mosman's intricate coastline.Australia, NSW Artistic & Creative History