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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
Author: by GEORGE CALEY Edited by J. E. B. Currey
Publisher: Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1966, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with dj, 239pp., illustrations to eprs, 2 Parts, 14 Chapters, Appendixes, Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few small tears, rubbing & edgewear.
Description: George Caley was one of the early English botanists sent to the colony of New South Wales by the great naturalist Sir Joseph Banks. From arrival in 1800, for ten years he made his home in Parramatta, travelling extensively and collecting specimens.
Author: Text by Jim Revitt Drawings by Ronald Revitt
Publisher: Anvil Press, Narara N.S.W., Copyright 1979, FIRST EDITION, hardcover oblong 8vo with dj, 58pp., delightful B/W DRAWINGS throughout.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with edgewear, fading to spine, foxing inside and to covers.
Description: This book is about a little town in New South Wales that has been described as the best remaining example of a small Australian town of the 1930s.
Berrima was established at a time of great exploration and strange adventures.
Author: Compiled by ALAN SHARPE Foreword by Neville Wran (The former Premier of NSW)
Publisher: Harper & Row, Sydney, 1979, edition not stated but likely 1st ed., hardcover Quarto with dj, 159pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, illust. endpapers.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: 'This remarkable period of growth and change was fully recorded in the pages of The Illustrated Sydney News, which now come to life again in this valuable and fascinating book. It is a unique record of the making of a Nation.'
Author: Researched by Carson Creagh and Natalie Filatoff - Illustrated by Peter Meldrum
Publisher: Federal Publishing, Sydney, 1983, First Edition, softcover 8vo, 64 pages, 7 Chapters, B/W line drawings throughout.
Condition:Crisp illustrated softcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with very slight edgewear.
Description: Birthplace of a Nation: The Loos of the Rocks - In Transit : The Commuter's Guide - Seats of Culture : The Great public buildings - En Suite: Hotel accomodation - That's Show Business : The cinemas and theatres - Slightly tongue-in-cheek!
Author: A Memoir by RUTH CRACKNELL
Publisher: Viking, Melbourne, 2000 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with d/j, 273pp., 2 Parts & Epilogue, pale green eprs.
Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: The Serene City beckons, promising Paradise regained for Ruth Cracknell & her husband, Eric, as they set forth on a carefully planned holiday. All they well-made plans disappeared when they holiday becomes an uncharted journey, & their plans are changed
Author: STEWART COCKBURN and DAVID ELLYARD Foreword by Paul Hasluck with EPHEMERA: A newspaper article from SMH Sat. Dec. 19, 1970 about Sir Mark
Publisher: Axiom Books, Adelaide, 1981, 1st ed., hardcover large 8vo with dj, 369pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 23 Chapters, Appendices 1-4 & INDEX.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: Australian scientist and humanitarian Sir Mark Oliphant always seemed larger than life. He helped build first atomic bombs, then entreated men to renounce all destructive uses of atomic energy, played a key role in the development of radar; Governor of SA
Author: Arthur McMartin
Publisher: Sydney University Press, 1983, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with dj, 345pp., 3 Parts, 15 Chapters, Appendices I-V, Select Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight fading to spine, a small tear to top spine, slight edgewear.
Description: This book covers all aspects of the New South Wales public service growth including its structure, functions and personnel, and looks at how each of these was shaped by forces both from within and from without.
Author: H. M. GREEN Sometime Librarian of the University of Sydney and President of the Australian Institute of Librarians
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1968, reprint from 1962 reprint with corrections, 1st pub. 1961, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 842 + 627pps (total pages 2 vols; 1469)
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcovers with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKETS with slight foxing to inside, a couple of small tears, rubbing and edgewear.
Description: These books are the standard work of reference on Australian literature. It is a full-scale systematic critical account of the literature of Australia from First Fleet times to 1960, and is concerned with the whole literary contribution of Australia
Author: Drawings by Jeanette McLEOD Text by Max Lamshed
Publisher: Rigby,Adelaide, 1967, FIRST EDITION hardcover with dj, 64pp., 8vo, chapters, b/w hand-drawn line illustrations, historical text, illustrated endpapers
Condition:Light tan cloth-bound softcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with mild rubbing, mild edgewear and a few small chips.
Description: Saint Peter's Cathedral
The old Toll House
and much more in history and beautiful b/w illustrations.