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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
Author: J. O. RANDELL - Hardcover FIRST EDITION - SIGNED by Author - Copy No.531 of 775 Copies
Publisher: Queensberry Hill Press, Melbourne, 1977, First Edition, , hardcover small quarto without dj, 236pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, FOLD-OUT MAPS, Family Tree and a small Errata,
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with leather to spine and 1/3 of covers, gilt title on black and green to spine with gilt design to frcvr, minimal edgewear, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, without dustjacket but with a clear plastic protective cover.
Description: Plus a copy of a Proposed Plan for the Better Treatment of the Aborigines of Australia Felix by John Hunter Patterson.
154 years after Myles Patterson and his family landed at Hobart, Tasmania, in 1822, there are still Pattersons on the land in Australia
Author: ERIC ROLLS - Flowers and the Wide Sea - FIRST EDITION
Publisher: University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, 1992, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 531pages, B/W PHOTOS, MAPS & ILLUSTRATIONS, Map to eprs, 9 Chapters, Bibliography & IND
Condition:Yellow/cream cloth-bound h/c with red title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, very slight foxing to freprs, small water-stain to top corner of first few pages in an unclipped GOOD DJ
Description: The result of twenty-five years of research, Eric Roll's magnificently written book combines rich detail with the power of a compelling narrative which sweeps, Michener-like, across time.
In the tradition of 'The Fatal Shore'.
Author: Edited by Bill Myatt How and Where to Find AUSTRALIAN GEMSTONES
Publisher: Hamlyn, Sydney, 1972, FIRST EDITION, very large hardcover quarto with dj, 4 sections approx 28 chapters, over 170 b/w and colour illustrations, colour specimens.
Condition:Crisp yellow cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no marks or inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing .
Description: Fossicking methods
GEOLOGY GEMSTONE IDENTIFICATION - colour plates pages 193 to 224.
Gemstone Localities NSW Queensland Victoria South Australia Western Australia N.T. & N.Z.
Author: C.M. COLLINS - J.C. McLAREN - F.C. MAXWELL - W. FENTON
Publisher: Law & Mercantile Publications, Sydney, 1924, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo without dj, 38 Chapters, B/w illustrations, 520pages + index, advts.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with minor rubbing to cover and slight age-toning to ROBUST pages, no dustjacket.
Description: A comprehensive guide and text book to the principles and practices of business in Australia. A course of study for the Business Principles and Commercial Law sections of the Examinations
Author: Text by JOAN STARR - Illustrated by MICHAEL NICHOLAS
Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1978, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 64pages, B/W ILLUSTRATIONS & PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, 4 Chapters.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside, slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: The daily life of the pioneers is described, from building their first huts to washing and shearing the sheep and attending to all kinds of stock. The bush-ranger Thunderbolt, gold-mining, tin-mining, logging and wheat-growing all made the area well-known
Author: Enid Campbell University of Sydney and Harry Whitmore Australian National University
Publisher: Sydney University Press, Sydney, 1966, FIRST EDITION with WOOD BEQUEST statement, hardcover 8vo with dj, 4 parts, 18 Chapters, 298 pages, (Halstead Press) Conclusions, References,
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with black boxed gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with neat name (Jon Cleary) to front endpaper, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small piece missing front
Description: This book continues to pinpoint the problems and provide essential background material on the present state of the law and administrative practices for the layman, as well as for the administrators, politicians, students of government, politics & society.
Author: by ERIC ROLLS Illustrated by Marianne Yamaguchi. A less-complex version by one of the most over-worded of great Australian writers.
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1973, 1st re-written Junior Edition, hardcover square 8vo with dj, 142pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS, mustard eprs, 11 Chapters.
Condition:Illustrated cloth-bound hardcover w title to spine & frcvrf, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET, slightly faded to spine, w repaired tear to rear, slight rubbing
Description: Entirely rewritten for younger readers, this is a junior version of Eric Roll's 'They All Ran Wild' (pub. 1969).He traces the fascinating if melancholy story of the pests that have invaded the continent over the years - rabbits . . . hares . . . foxes .
Author: by Sidney J Baker (author of "New Zealand Slang") First Edition : includes modern slang and terms of recent origin. Signed by Jon Cleary.
Publisher: pub. Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1960, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with wrap-around dj, Part 1 =10 chapters, Part 2 = Dictionary. Australian author Jon Cleary's copy
Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD PLUS CONDITION with slight age-toning to end papers, mild spotting to ROBUST page edges. Occasional margin notes to the dictionary entries ( ? by Cleary?)
Description: The Australian Character
Character & Geography
Character & Literature
Character & Sex
Character & Language
Character & Noise
Character & Myth
Character & Profanity
Character and Laughter
Character and US influences.
Author: GLADYS H. FROGGATT - Preface by Walter W Froggatt
Publisher: Cornstalk, Sydney, 1924, Second Edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 163pages, 50 B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, Chapters.
Condition:Lt brown cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine, corners & covers, no inscriptions, tiny bookshop stamp to fr.paste-down, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, frcvr coming slightly loose to spine (all intact), very slight foxing t
Description: Just Insects from the Dragonfly, Bulldog Ant, Home-maker Wasp, Stick-Insect, Flower Beetles, Ladybirds to the Cockchafer Beetle and all sorts inbetween!
They are a world of little lives, a very ancient race of living things upon the globe.