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Author: PATRICK WHITE - Author of 'The Aunt's Story' etc., Recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1981, First U.K. Edition, Hardcover 8vo with Dustjacket, 360 pages, 4 Chapters, b/w photos.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions,STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD plus DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear and very slight fading to spine.
Description: A self-portrait by Patrick White. Of youth in Australia, of England, of WWII and the RAF, of journies, characters and of course Manoly Lascaris. He describes what is seen in the mirror glass refelction.
Author: FRANK CLUNE - Prolific Australian Author - 'Try Anything Once' etc.
Publisher: Self Published, Sydney, 1961, SUBSCRIBERS' FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 508 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & 17 MAPS, 26 Chapters.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover, gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, slight age-toning to endpapers in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside, tears & edgewear.
Description: The author traces the development of Sydney from its small and oppressed beginnings at the end of the 18th century to its great spread of civilized achievement today.
Author: Exiled Canadien Patriote FRANCOIS-MAURICE LEPAILLEUR Translated and Edited by F. Murray Greenwood - Foreword by Manning Clark
Publisher: Melbourne University Press, 1980, First Edition, Hardcover 8vo with D/j, chapters, 174pp., B/w Illustrations & 4 Maps.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, minimal edgewear, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped,GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight foxing to inside & minor edgewear.
Description: The journal which Lepailleur kept has become a source for the social history of Sydney in the early 1840's.
His experiences of prison life give readers many insights into the convict system as a whole.
Author: IVAN SOUTHALL - Author of 'They Shall Not Pass Unseen' and 'Softly Tread the Brave' - FIRST EDITION
Publisher: Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1962, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 214pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 18 Chapters & Appendices, Map to endpapers.
Condition:Green 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 a couple of small tears & slight edgewear.
Description: Previously unsung, and unprecendented in terms of personal sacrifice, this book tells how the Bush Brotherhood, a bachelor order of Anglican priests took Christianity to the outback.
This book traces the inception of the first Brotherhood in 1897.
Author: Edited by J W Turner M.A.,Dip. Ed., University of Newcastle, for the Newcastle Public Library, Newcastle History Monographs No. 7, NAMES OF CONVICTS
Publisher: Published by the Council of the City of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, 1973, Oral Evidence, related documents, Bigge's Report, Bibliog., b/w illustrations
Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with some rubbing and mild edgewear.
Description: Edited by the Senior Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, this view of early colonial Newcastle NSW in unsurpassed in detail and perspective. With lists, tables, returns, tasks & workers & overseers, names of convicts, duties, detailed index. LISTS !
Author: F.E.(Eric) Baume Journalist, Editor, War Correspondent, Broadcaster. Includes old photos of Northern Territory, Central Australia, Mining, Aborigines.
Publisher: Frank C Johnson Publishing, Sydney, 1933, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo, 188 pages, illustrated endpapers, b/w old photos including Aborigines, 27 chapters, index.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with fBe gilt logo to front cover, wear to spine, INTACT & ROBUST, name & address to front end paper, STRAIGHT & TIGHT, in GOOD CONDITION with slight age-toning to ROBUST pages & photos including early Aboriginal contact.
Description: ORIGINAL CLASSIC,(the new copy is not the same)The story of the search culminating in the discovery and mining of rich gold deposits at The granites area of the Tanami Desert. ref: nla 31519588 - Alice Springs, Northern Territory, TAMANI, Aborigines.
Author: Peter Bridges & Robin Appleton with in-house contributions by Australia Post
Publisher: Australia Post by Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1988 FIRST EDITION, hardcover quarto with dustjacket,114pp., 18 chapters, Roll of Honour, Timeline, sources.
Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION in a GOOD plus DUSTJACKET with mild rubbing
Description: The history of Sydney's GPO with details on the building, the carvings, Martin Place, The clock tower, the restoration, lists of some staff and an extensive time line. Great photos.
Author: Cyril Pearl, Introduction by George Munster,
Publisher: Universal Books/Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1970, 1st pub. 1958, hardcover 8vo with dj, 255pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS, 17 Chapters & Appendix.
Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUST JACKET with mild edgewear
Description: John Norton, William Willis and Paddy Crick were NSW villians. For a reign of nearly twenty years 1890s,they had New South Wales in a ferment of scandal and intrigue, and in their story there emerges a picture of corruption, blackmail & moral degredation.
Author: by James Mudie Esq. "of Castle Forbes and a late Magistrate for the Territory of New South Wales" - (he was removed). edited by Walter Stone
Publisher: Lansdown Press, Melbourne 1964, hardcover 8vo with dj, 215pp., 16 chapters, Conclusion, Appendix, Addenda, Marginalia, illustrated with a fold-out map of Sydney 1836
Condition:Burgundy crisp cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and some marking, INTACT and ROBUST.
Description: "The Felonry of New South Wales, being a faithful picture of the Real Romance of Life in Botany Bay with anecdotes of Botany Bay Society" a controversial book published in London, & unanimously attacked in Australia as frivolous, slanderous,& prejudiced
Author: Introduction by LES CARLYON - Produced by Ross, Hutchinson & Associates
Publisher: Viking, Melbourne, 1999, First Edition, hardcover quarto with d/j, 320pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, illustrated endpapers, 8 Chapters & INDEX to horses
Condition:Illustrated glossy hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to endpapers, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing & edgewear.
Description: In these packed pages you'll find words by top sportswriters of the past and present, a touch of scandal as well as many of the great paintings and wonderful photographs that our long history of horseracing has evoked.