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Author: KATHERINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD - Author of 'Kiss on the Lips', Coonardoo etc
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, c1946, h/c 8vo without dj, 411 pages, Chapters.
Condition:Red cloth h/c, title to spine, rubbing to spine, corners & edges, covers slightly loose to spine (all intact), slight foxing to eprs & to page edges, without dustjacket
Description: This volume was planned to be the first book of a trilogy which would tell the story of Dinny Quin and Sally Gough, and of the goldfields.
Author: Hal Porter : Australian literary non-fiction & biography : First Edition.
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney , 1966, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo without dj, 305 pages
Condition:Worn green-cloth hardcover with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION without dj, no inscriptions.
Description: Harold Edward (Hal) Porter (16 February 1911 – 29 September 1984)His first stories were published in 1942 and by the 1960s he was writing full time. His 1963 memoir, The Watcher on the Cast Iron Balcony, is regarded as an Australian masterpiece. MEMOIRS
Author: Written by GEORGE B. BARTON
Publisher: Lansdowne Press, Sydney, 1980, orig. pub. in Picturesque Atlas of Australia 1886, hardcover quarto with d/j, 159pages, B/W ARTWORKS ENGRAVINGS ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, brown eprs
Condition:Grey cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, small name to frepr, slight foxing to outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few tiny tears to top spine
Description: This book covers that period from the founding of the first colony up to 1886 - the first hundred years. It has been adapted, as a small-scale facsimile, from the Picturesque Atlas of Australasia, which was originally pub in 1886 to celebrate.
Author: by Neil Marks with a dedication to Australian author John Cleary who is quoted on the rear cover and has a chapter within.
Publisher: Published by HarperCollins, Sydney, 1999, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo without dj, 19 chapters, 210 pp.
Condition:Card-bound hardcover with title to spine & frontcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with an inscription by the author to the 1/2 title page. " Jon, thanks for your help, mate. Our prayers are for Joy. Fond Regards, Neil. NeilMarks"
Description: Neil Marks first wrote about sport, in Tales From The Locker Room and Tales for All Seasons.
This is about Australian characters.
11 November 1975.
JON CLEARY Jim Russell BIll Lawton Ian "Speed" Kennedy
and more !
Author: by David COLLINS. (Late Judge Advocate and Secretary of the Colony) Edited by B.H. Fletcher.A HEAVY set, nearly 2.75 Kg 2 volumes in the box.
Publisher: A. H. & A. W. Reed / the Royal Australian Historical Society., Sydney, Australia. An edited Facsimile Edition of work first published in London, 1798 & 1802.
Condition:Burgundy cloth-bound hardcovers w matching light blue boxed gilt titles to spines, a few cover spots, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION w no inscriptions, no dj's as issued but w the blue box slip case which is intact but rubbed & chipped & worn
Description: Collins sailed on the First Fleet and on 20 January 1788, he became one of the founders of the penal colony of New South Wales at Port Jackson, now Sydney, as the new colony's first judge advocate. He was an essential government administrator for 8 years.
Author: Text by Phillip Geeves, drawings by Cedric Emanuel AUSTRALIAN HISTORY ILLUSTRATED
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1982 second reprint, 1st pub. 1981, 4to, 157pp., SUPERB B/W ILLUSTRATIONS throughout
Condition:Green cloth-bound Hardcover with bright white title to spine & fr.cvr, minimal edgewear, CLEAN, TIGHT & ROBUST in GOOD CONDITION, green eprs, no inscriptions with an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing & trh corner bump.
Description: Philip Geeves' Sydney takes readers on a tour of the city, discussing the history of 78 public buildings, statues, bridges, arcades, parks, pubs, historic houses, churches and landmarks - some well known, others less famous.
Cedric Emanuel (Illustrator)
Author: Drawings by Unk White and Cedric Emanuel Text by Olaf Ruhen, Tess Van Sommers and Patricia Thompson
Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1977, First Edition combined, (previously published singularly), hardcover 8vo with dj, 247pp., B/W & two-colour ARTWORKS throughout, orange eprs.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN, TIGHT & ROBUST in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing & edgewear.
Description: The Rocks
Nineteenth Century Sydney
Combined volume of the Sketchbook Series We also have other Sketchbooks on our eBay Store and this website Yes! We will combine items so you save
Author: Michael Mangold - Author of Paddington Market in Sydney - SIGNED by the Author
Publisher: Tandem Productions, no date but 1992, FIRST EDITION, square softcover 8vo, text, b/w illustrations, 64 pages.
Condition:Card-bound softcover with title to spine & frontcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions other than the author's signature, with mild rubbing & edgewear to cover.
Description: The village of Eumundi in the Noosa hinterland, boasts a remarkable weekly market at which craftspeople, gardeners, writers, fashion designers and a host of others sell their wares in a cheerful atmosphere. Included is a history of the town & market
Author: William A Bayley FRAHS an Austrail Publication AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY HISTORY
Publisher: Published by Austrail, Bulli, NSW, n.d. (but 1974) FIRST EDITION, softcover 8vo, b/w photo illustrations, maps, 64 pages.
Condition:Stiff card staple bound softcover with title to cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions. This is a very light book, please enquire for a special postage rate
Description: A scarce copy of one of the series of railway books published by Austrail.
Maps & Black & White photos.
Picton Railway Yard from 1888 , 1898, 1912 & 1920
plus Development of the Loopline. Black & White Photos and a detailed text.
Author: J. SELKIRK PROVIS and K. A. JOHNSON - Foreword by D. O. Magee - Copy No.344 of the 500 Signed and numbered copies
Publisher: Privately pub. Sydney, 1972, First Edition, Copy No.344 of the 500 Signed & numbered copies, h/c large 8vo with dj, 145pages, B/W PHOTOS & ILLUST, Map to eprs, 7 Parts & INDEX
Condition:Blue cloth-bound h/c with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name Cain Sparks in pencil to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to covers, slight rubbing and edgew
Description: Ephemera: Typed Letter dated 16 January, 1973 from J.S. Provis & K.A. Johnson to C. Sparks accompanying the book.
This book traces the history of Sydney's oldest surviving dwelling, the two storeyed stone barrack built in 1816