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Author: Editor: Kathleen H Bowmer Foreword by Michael J Taylor, Secretary, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Publisher: C.L. Creations, Sydney, 2004 1st ed., hardcover quarto without d/j, 176pp., COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS/ILLUSTRATIONS & MAPS throughout, illust eprs.
Condition:Crisp illustrated hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION without dustjacket (as published).
Description: This book describes recent innovations in water policy, promotes Australian products and technology, and also describes examples of leading edge best practice, and provides a directory of contacts and expertise to build further collaboration in Australia
Author: THOMAS KENEALLY - PATSY ADAM-SMITH - ROBYN DAVIDSON
Publisher: BBC Books, London, 1987 1st Ed., small 4to, 244pp., plus 4 pages INDEX, COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, 3 Parts.
Condition:Cream cloth-bound Hardcover with minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN, TIGHT & ROBUST in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with clear plastic protective covering.
Description: Here Nature is Reversed - Thomas Keneally - shows its early history.The Road to Gundagai - Patsy Adam-Smith - describes the rise of the sheep barons & immigration. The Mythological Crucible - Robyn Davidson - talks about the demise of the old Australia.
Author: Selected and introduced by ERIC RUSSELL Designed by Quinton F. Davis
Publisher: John Ferguson, Sydney, 1975, 1st edit., hardcover quarto with dj, 12pp. of text only and rest unpaginated, all pictures are numbered, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout.
Condition:Purple cloth-bound hardcover w title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, small name stamp to frepr is put over previous owner's written name, slight foxing to eprs, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped FAIR+ DUSTJACKET with edgewear
Description: More than 200 photos taken between the mid-1850s and pre-WWI. Horse-busses, hansom cabs, waggons, retailers, steam & electric railways, ferries, the coming of the motor-car, children at play, beach-goers and electors.
Author: Written and Compiled by Barry Groom & Warren Wickman Signed by both Authors to Title Page
Publisher: Historic Photograph Collection, The Macleay Museum, The University of Sydney in assoc. with the exhibition held at the Martin Place Branch of the CBC Bank, 1982.
Condition:Illustrated hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight fading to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, small name stamp to frepr, very slight foxing to eprs, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, without dustjacket.
Description: Maps to both endpapers, unusual historic photos of Sydney in the 1850s, cityscapes, aborigines, churches, Botanical Gardens, North Shore, domestic scenes and an illuminative text.
Author: ANNABELLA BOSWELL Edited with an Introduction by MORTON HERMAN
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1965, hardcover 8vo with dj, 185pp., 2 x Fold-outs 1 Drawings & Elevations of Lake Innes House and 1 Plan of the Outbuildings.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, previous owner's name to rear epr, in an unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with several tears & small pieces missing from top spine
Description: Opening in Sydney in 1834, Annabella goes to school in Bridge Street & has to be rescued from the flooded Tank Stream, moves to Parramatta and Bathurst but it is chiefly set in the old Georgian mansion (now ruined) of Lake Innes House at Port Macquarie.
Author: ISADORE BRODSKY - with a coloured frontisp. and maps to endpapers.
Publisher: Old Sydney Free Press, 1965, 1st ed., hardcover large 8vo with dj, 147pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS/ARTWORKS throughout, Map to eprs, Chapters, Bibliog, Index
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & gilt design to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions but very small name sticker , CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs in a GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET, intact but worn
Description: Brodsky, Sydney born, lived in The Rocks for a time, went to Fort Street School (before it was pruned out of shape), takes you along with him to re-visit and re-discover and re-create The Rocks, which are as old as Sydney.
OLD MAPS & PHOTOS, precise text
Author: JONATHAN KING Foreword by Petty
Publisher: Cassell, Sydney, 1979, revised ed., 1st pub. 1976, softcover Quarto, 240pp., 380 B/W CARTOONS throughout, 9 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Illustrated softcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: Great satire in these political/historical cartoons covering Australian perspectives starting with 'Prisoners of His Majesty's Service' or P.O.H.M.S., through 'Eureka', 'Federation', 1901-1918, 1919-1939, etc to 'The Labor Experiment 1972-1976.
Author: Hal Porter : Autobiography 3, following on from 'The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony' (1963) and 'The Paper Chase' (1967).
Publisher: Nelson, Melbourne, 1975. Brown Boards. 1st Edition. 250 pp.
Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, neat name on front endpaper in pen, STRAIGHT CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD PLUS CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.
Description: The third part of Hal Porter's autobiography, taking in the years from 1950 through to the 1970s. As with all his writing Mr Porter's the voice used is that of an observer, "the extra".
Author: PORTER, Hal
Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson 1966, 1966. first edition - hard cover in dust jacket, green endpapers, 305pp.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine. Cover has some spots, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a neat name in pen to the 1/2 title in an unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with minor chips and rubbing
Description: In recording the time between 1929 & 1949, 'The Paper Chase' free-wheels a stylish course across Australia, up to occupied Japan, & back again, vividly evoking a period that has never before - except perhaps in Hal Porter's fiction - seemed so varied.
Author: Hal Porter
Publisher: Faber and Faber, London., 1963. First edition. Octavo without dustjacket. 255 pages
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover 8vo with bright gilt title to spine, name in pen to front endpaper, TIGHT, WHITE & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with very light foxing to prelims and pp. edges. There are marks & rubbing to the cover (see scan) of this ROBUST book.
Description: Noted Australian author’s account of his early life and one of Geoffery Dutton's 100 greatest Australian books.
This is the first part of a trilogy, taking in his childhood & adolescence in Australia in the 1920s in a lower middleclass urban enviromen