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Book Id: 02anf0288

Price: $13.40

Title: The Rocks Sydney Sketchbook ( from The Sketchbook Series). (ISBN: 0851790763 / 0-85179-076-3)

Author: Text by Olaf Ruhen, Illustrated by Unk White

Publisher: Rigby Adelaide 1966, FIRST EDITION hardcover small 8vo with dj, illustrations to endpapers,30 subjects each illustrated with line drawings.

Condition:Crisp cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing, a small closed tear at the front base and edgewear, ROBUST and intact.

Description: Chicago Hotel, Cadman's Cottage, York St., Harrington St., Kendall Lane, Susannah Place, Gloucester St., Globe Hotel, Argylle Cut and many more views and stories of the wonderful old ROCKS district of inner Sydney.

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Book Id: 02anf0287

Price: $13.40

Title: Historic Buildings of Sydney Sketchbook (ISBN: 0851794246 / 0-85179-424-6)(The sketchbook series). (

Author: Olaf Ruhen & Cedric Emanuel (illustrator)

Publisher: Rigby Adelaide 1972, FIRST EDITION hardcover small 8vo with dj, maps to endpapers,

Condition:Crisp cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing, a small closed tear at the front base and edgewear, ROBUST and intact.

Description: 29 of Sydney's early buildings in historical text & engaging b&w illustrations. Illustrated by Cedric Emanuel b&w illus. Gov't House, Windmill Street, St Philllllip's, Bligh House, Lindesay, Elizabeth Bay House, Victoria Barracks, Fort Dennison, and more

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Book Id: 02anf0282

Price: $Sold

Title: 1. NED KELLY BUSHRANGER and 2. THE KELLY YEARS : Two complimentry Books on the history and legend of NED KELLY

Author: 1. NED KELLY BUSHRANGER by Brian Carroll 2. The KELLY YEARS by Graham Jones and Judy Bassett

Publisher: 1. Landsdowne Press, Sydney 1980, hardcover 8vo 264pp., 22 chapters b/w illustrations2.Charquin Hill, Wangaratta VIC, 1980, 1st Edition, softcover, 128pp, b/w illust

Condition:Both books are STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with mild rubbing to covers. There are no inscriptions

Description: NED KELLY BUSHRANGER is information derived from all the official sources, illustrated with b/w photos, line drawings and engravings. The KELLY YEARS is written in the heart of KELLY COUNTRY and contains many smaller details from local accounts.

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Book Id: 02anf0276

Price: $13.20

Title: CHARLES KINGSFORD-SMITH by McNally 1976 FIRST Edition, D/j THE MAN ON THE TWENTY DOLLAR NOTE - Australian AVIATION

Author: by Ward McNally

Publisher: Reed, Sydney, 1976 1st ed., Hardcover 8vo, 216pp., 34 B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 16 Chapters, Epilogue, Flights of Kingsford-Smith & INDEX.

Condition:Crisp Brown cloth-bound hardcover w bright white title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, orange eprs, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to title page, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET w 2 small chips/tears.

Description: McNally deals with various aspects of Kingsford-Smith's later career : his attempts to launch a domestic airline, which ended with the Southern Cloud disaster, the personal and political complexities which surrounded his endeavour to win backing.

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Book Id: 02anf0242

Price: $16.40

Title: AUSTRALIAN ASTRONOMERS: Achievements at the Frontiers of Astronomy (ISBN: 0642106665 / 0-642-10666-5)

Author: Dr. Ragbir Bhathal, physicist, writer and researcher, chairman of the SETI Australia Centre at University of Western Sydney

Publisher: National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1996. First Paperback. 4to. vi, 236pp, index, bibliography, glossary, chronology, num bw ills. pictorial card covers.

Condition:Crisp card-bound softcover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with a neat name in pen to the 1/2 title.

Description: Australia's elite astronomers speak about their scientific achievements and the major role Australian astronomy has played in yielding new interpretations, discoveries and inventions of international significance.

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Book Id: 02anf0237

Price: $16.40

Title: Under the Southern Cross: A Brief History of Astronomy in Australia (ISBN: 0864173768 / 0-86417-376-8)

Author: Bhathal,Ragbir and Graeme White

Publisher: Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst N.S.W., 1991. Hard Cover quarto with dj, .First Edition - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 96 pp.with index,colour and b/w.illus., pictorial endpapers

Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing. No inscriptions or names.

Description: this book traces the history of the development of astronomy in Australia from the Aboriginal Dreamtime myths to the commissioning in 1988 of the Australia Telescope,the largest and most innovative project undertaken by Australian astronomers .

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Book Id: 02anf099

Price: $13.50

Title: Dictionary of AUSTRALIAN HISTORY

Author: Brian Murphy : Foreword by Manning Clark

Publisher: McGraw Hill Sydney 1982 Not stated, likely 1st Edition 8vo with dj, 304 pages, B/W Photos & Index

Condition:Blue cloth-bound H/c gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, Maps to endpapers, previous owner's name to frepr, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with fading to spine, slight edgewear.

Description: This is a complete and unique reference to the events, issues and personalities that have shaped Australia's first 200 years. An invaluable reference work with over 350 descriptive A-Z entries.

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Book Id: 02anf098

Price: $49.50

Title: AUSTRALIAN HISTORY : CONVICTS CLERGYMEN and CHURCHES : NSW 1788 TO 1851

Author: ALLAN M. GROCOTT : Foreword by Russel Ward

Publisher: Sydney University Press 1980 1st EDITION 8vo with Dj 327 pages, B/W Photos & Illustrations

Condition:Black cloth-bound H/c gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, 13 Chapters, Appendices 1-6, Bibliography & Index, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.

Description: The author surveys and examines the attitudes of convicts and ex-convicts towards the churches and clergy in Britain and in NSW, and then analyses the motives and reasons behind the attitudes. SCARCE

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Book Id: 02anf096

Price: $18.30

Title: AUSTRALIAN HISTORY : Catholic Society in New South Wales 1788-1860

Author: JAMES WALDERSEE

Publisher: Sydney University Press 1974 1ST EDITION large 8vo 313 pages B/W Photos, 9 Chapters, Index,

Condition:Green cloth-bound H/c gilt title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing to spine & corners.

Description: A most valuable study, this book examines a number of aspects of Catholic society over the first seventy years of settlement in New South Wales, and corrects many misapprehensions and misstatements about it.

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Book Id: 02anf092

Price: $sold

Title: The Commonwealth of Thieves : THE SYDNEY EXPERIMENT : Australian History

Author: TOM KENEALLY

Publisher: Random House Sydney 2005 2nd Printing of 1st edition

Condition:Black cloth-bound Hardcover large 8vo with bright gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, red endpapers, previous owner's name to front endpaper, 510 pages, Chapters, Bibliography & Index, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET.

Description: This is a vivid account of exile and endurance in the earliest days of modern Australia - a compelling tale of a nation's beginning, its unforgettable people and their quest for identity in true Keneally style!

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