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Book Id: 02anf01627

Price: $34.85

Title: The Walkers of YARALLA by Patricia Skehan 2000 Folio Sc Limited Second (expanded) Edition SIGNED No. 530 of 1000 HISTORY

Author: Patricia Skehan, Australian historian and publisher

Publisher: P. Skehan Publishing, Concord, NSW, 2000. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Limited First Edition. Folio. 244pp, index, bibliography, photographs.

Condition:Crisp and clean in VERY GOOD CONDITION with an inscription SIGNED by the author to the titlepage

Description: The History of Thomas Walker and Dame Eadith Walker by a local historian. Local history of the CONCORD, NSW district 1822-1937, in main Isaac Nichols' land.

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Book Id: 02anf01605

Price: $Sold

Title: PIONEERS OF HORNSBY SHIRE 1788-1906 Historical Society


Publisher: Library of Australian History, Sydney, 1980, Revised edition, 1st pub. 1979, softcover 8vo, 9 Chapters, B/W PHOTOS, ILLUSTRATIONS & MAPS, Index, 290pp.

Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & front cover, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with slight foxing to endpapers.

Description: It is an interesting fact-filled account of the pioneers and of their settlement in the district that was incorporated into a local government area, known as Hornsby Shire, in 1906. from back cover.

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Book Id: 02anf01604

Price: $not for sale

Title: A CENTURY of SHIPS in SYDNEY HARBOUR by Ross Gillett & Michael Meliar-Phelps 1980 Hc 1st Edition PHOTOS

Author: by Ross Gillett (Naval Historical Association) & Michael Meliar-Phelps (Life Member of The Naval Historical Society of Australia)

Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1980, 1st Edition, hardcover quarto, 160pp, index, b/w photos.

Condition:Crisp burgundy hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a previous owner's details to 1/2 title, in a unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.

Description: From sailing ships to modern passenger liners, this is a detailed record of the Harbour's ship visitors and residents.

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Book Id: 02anf01603

Price: $22.20

Title: AUSTRALIA'S FIRST LADY - The Story of Elizabeth Macarthur Wife of John Macarthur - Colonial Life

Author: LENNARD BICKEL - Author of Rise Up To Life (1971) and Facing Starvation (1973) and many others

Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1991, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 219pp., 10 Chapters, Appendix, Select Bibliography & Index.

Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, ex-library copy with stamps (also Cancelled) in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear in a clear plastic protective covering.

Description: Few will know of her early life in a pretty Devon vicarage, of the multitude of hardships she endured aboard the sailing ship Neptune en route to Sydney, and of her true role in colonial society and in the pioneer wool-growing industry. from d/j.

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Book Id: 02anf01598

Price: $26.20

Title: Australian Outline A BRIEF HISTORY by Marjorie Barnard 1949 Hc revised edition with illustrations by Douglas Annand

Author: by Marjorie Barnard with decorations by Douglas Annand in the Ure Smith Miniature Series 1, 1949

Publisher: pub. by Ure Smith, Sydney, 1949, printed by T & H Jamieson, Typsetting by Waite & Bull, Engravings by Hartland & Hyde,

Condition:Crisp, printed colour hardcover,130 x 190 mm,40pp. +16 plates, no inscriptions in Very Good Condition.

Description: 1. Drop Scene, 2.Procession, 3. The Rum Bottle, 4. The Whale, 5. The Golden Fleece, 6. The Nugget, 7. The Mace, 8. The Sword, 9. Tableau. By the famed Australian writer and co-author. A CLASSIC.

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Book Id: 02anf01596

Price: $14.40

Title: A Guide to Australian Law for Journalists Authors Printers and Publishers by Geoffrey Sawyer with foreword by G W Beeden

Author: by Geoffrey Sawyer LL.M (Melb), Professor of Law, Australian National University.

Publisher: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1949 ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION, hardcover 96pp

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with faded gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a partial fly-leaf remaining of the dj.

Description: Inscribed " R.S.Plater "The Sun", Sydney to the front endpaper, this book of eight chapters and an extensive Glossary is still in print today. This is the original edition.

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Book Id: 02anf01594

Price: $19.80

Title: VERY STRANGE TALES The Turbulent Times of Samuel Marsden by Bill Wannan 1963 FIRST UK EDITION Angus & Robertson London

Author: Bill Wannan, a leading collector of, and an authority on, Australian folklore. AUSTRALIAN COLONIAL HISTORY Reverend Samuel Marsden

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, London, 1963, First Edition in UK, 6 chapters, notes, appends., bibliog.

Condition:Greeen cloth-bound hardcover with no dj, slight sunning to cover with bright silver title, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with a tapemark to the front paste-down. Slight age-toning to ROBUST pages.

Description: Bill Wannan was a leading collector of, and an authority on, Australian folklore. He published over 50 books in the fields of folklore, humour, Australian colonial figures (including bushrangers) and the Scots and Irish in Australia.

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Book Id: 02anf01584

Price: $29.40

Title: Australian Bookplates A short history w/ examples from FRACP collection by Ferson & Heagney 1993 Sc illus ISBN0909783322

Author: Mark J Ferson and Brenda Heagney, prepared for the RACP Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, April 1993

Publisher: The Royal Australian College of Physicians, Sydney, 1993, FIRST EDITION, frontisp., note, intro., brief history, Fellows' Bookplates,Bibliog, catalogue list.

Condition:Crisp large softcover of 57 pp., in Very Good Condition with no inscriptions

Description: Note by Bryan Gandevia, Intro by Brenda Heagney, a Brief History by Dr. Mark Ferson, then an illustrated display of personal bookplates of Fellows of the Royal Australiasian College of Physicians, bibliography.

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Book Id: 02anf01576

Price: $22.65

Title: Great Australian Explorers by Marcia McEwan Hc Dj revised edition DISCOVERERS OVERLANDERS MOUNTAINS RIVERS AUSTRALIA

Author: Marcia McEwan with extensive illustrations maps charts photos paintings

Publisher: Bay Books, revised edition, n.d.459pp., 11 chapters, large format quarto hardcover with dustjacket

Condition:in Very Good Condition. With a chronology and biographies of explorers & index.

Description: A history of Expolration in Australia from the first explorers of discovery to the ships of the desert. Philip, Dawes, Tench. Barrallier,Caley, Blaxland, Lawson, Wentworth, Hume, Hovell, Strezelecki, Stuart, Mitchell,Sturt, Eyre, Kennedy, Burke, Wills.

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Book Id: 02anf01573

Price: $Not for Sale

Title: Bill Wannan's THE AUSTRALIAN Yarns Ballads Legends Traditions 1980 edition of 1954 classic

Author: Bill Wannan, a collector of Australian folklore, writer and historian

Publisher: Currey, O'Neil, Melbourne, 1980, reprint 3rd Edition, hardcover, 6 part classic with dj, 232pp.

Condition:Crisp cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, straight tight & clean in Very Good Condition with an unclipped Good Dustjacket with slight sunning to the spine of the dj.

Description: Yarns, ballads, sayings, legends, superstitions, anecdotes and traditions of the Australian people.

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