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Book Id: 06nfh0636

Price: $12.00

Title: IN THE KENNEDY STYLE MAGICAL EVENINGS IN THE KENNEDY WHITE HOUSE MENUS & RECIPES BY WHITE HOUSE CHEF RENE VERDON

Author: LETITIA BALDRIGE - Social Secretary to Jacqueline Kennedy - Foreword by Chef Rene Verdon

Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1998, 1st Australian edition h/c quarto with d/j, 144 pages, COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, 7 Chapters, Epilogue & INDEX

Condition:Crisp cream cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine & frcvr, illustrated eprs, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing to spine & corners

Description: This highlights 6 unforgettable occasions from a time when sparkling gatherings of the brightest lights in politics, art, literature and theater were a regular feature of presidential entertaining. With 5 original menus and over 35 authentic recipes.

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Book Id: 06nfh0612

Price: $745.00

Title: A SCARCE OLD 1855 HISTORY of HAWAII - A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands - 6 beautiful wood engrav.

Author: Hiram Bingham (1789-1869) Third Edition revised and corrected -CONTACT US FOR MORE PHOTOS & DETAILS - WONDERFUL OLD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY of HAWAII

Publisher: H.D. Goodwin, Canandaigua, 1855. Third Edition revised and corrected "to which is added a table of Missionaries of the American Board to the Sandwich Islands".

Condition:Blindstamped brown cloth-bound hardcover w bright gilt title to spine, contemporary full cloth w blind stamp on upper and lower boards, both front and rear,STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION w foxing and toning to ROBUST pages.Fold map 95% intact

Description: Early history of Hawaiian Islands before annexation by the USA." Most important work on the history of the American Protestant mission in Hawaii during the years 1820-41, & one of the key books on Hawaiiian history".(Forbes).Refs Sabin 5432 Hill 127.

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Book Id: 06nfh0606

Price: $14.80

Title: FIJI and the FIJIANS - VOL. II - MISSION HISTORY

Author: JAMES CULVERT - Edited by George Stringer Rowe with a new Introduction by Fergus Clunie

Publisher: Fiji Museum, Suva Fiji, 1985, reprint, 1st pub. in London in 1858, softcover 8vo, 435 pages, 6 B/W ILLUSTRATIONS, 11 Chapters

Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.

Description: First published in 1858 this volume outlines the development of the Methodist Mission in Fiji from its establishment in 1835 through to the mid 1850s, (Written by one who was there)by which time Christianity was becoming established in most parts Fiji.

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Book Id: 06nfh0519

Price: $16.40

Title: PLOTS and PARANOIA : A History of Political Espionage in Britain 1790-1988

Author: Bernard Porter (Reader in History at the University of Hull).

Publisher: Unwin Hyman, London, 1989, hardcover 8vo with dj, 276pp., 10 Chapters, notes, bibliog., INDEX.

Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with an unclipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.

Description: Presents the history of Britain's covert counter-subversive agencies from the earliest times to SPYCATCHER A careful analysis of Britain's Intelligence community Full of the most amazing TRUE stories In VERY GOOD CONDITION

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Book Id: 06nfh0504

Price: $14.40

Title: The Story of the South Seas : PIONEERS OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN

Author: HAROLD RABLING

Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1966, 1st pub. in NY 1965, hardcover 8vo, 147pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & 2 MAPS, 10 Chapters & INDEX.

Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine & sailing ship to frcvr, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with very slight foxing to eprs, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with clear plastic cover.

Description: Discovery, adventure and settlement in the wide expanses of the Pacific Ocean, from the first hazardous voyage of Magellan to the closing years of the 19th century. Epic stories of the sealers, sandalwood cutters, the whalers, and the gold-rush era.

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Book Id: 06nfh0489

Price: $49.40

Title: A HISTORY OF THE BOROUGH The Rise and Progress of History of WALLASEY UK Merseyside detailed Maps 1960 SCARCE EDITION

Author: E C Woods FRHist Society, and and P C Brown MA FSA, this is the Revised & extended Second edition revised by the Public Libraries Dept.

Publisher: Wallasey Corporation, UK, 1960, Revised Second Edition incorporating the new boundaries, (orig First Edition published in 1929), 412pp., large hardcover 8vo in dj.

Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with minor coverwear, in a unclipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET, robust with some chips and spinewear & repairs.

Description: b/w photo and maps, fold-out internal maps, map to rear endpaper is a huge fold-out in great condition, may never have been unfolded, b/w illustrations, coloured glossy frontisp. coat of arms frontisp. A detailed history of the region.

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Book Id: 06nfh0486

Price: $34.50

Title: A HISTORY OF INDIA by J.C. POWELL-PRICE 1955 1st Edition with PHOTOS

Author: J. C. POWELL-PRICE C.I.E., M.A. (Cantab.), F.R.Hist.S. Former Director of Public Instruction United Provinces

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons, London, 1955, 1st ed., hardcover large 8vo without dj, 679pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & Maps, 28 Chapters, Glossary, Bibliography & INDEX.

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine (faded to spine), rubbing to spine & corners with the brown cloth rubbed off to top & bottom spine, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs & to outside page edges. No dj

Description: Maps of different eras, 63 b/w photo plates, lists, glossary, bibliography; From The Aryans, Buddha, Alexander the Great, The Kushans through to The Moghuls, The British Period and The New Constitution.

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Book Id: 06nfh0475

Price: $22.60

Title: 1971 Student UNDERGROUND DICTIONARY Hardcover reference to the Beat, Hippie and Counter Culture of the 1960's & 70's

Author: Eugene E Landy MD (known in LA as the doper doctor)

Publisher: MacGibbon & Kee, London, 1971, 1stEd, hardcover 8vo without dj (as issued?), 206pp., alphabetical dictionary of terms from the Beat, Hippie and Counter-Cultures.

Condition:Hardbound hardcover boards with title to spine & frcov. which has a fingered Peace handsign (see scan)to front and the reverse! to rear cover, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with a repair to base of the spine. Ex-library copy Sydney University.

Description: Definitions and examples from......A; Ab; abbott; A-bomb; Acapulco; AC-DC; ace and many more..To....Zig Zag; zit; ZNA; zonk; and zoom ....plus Number significance and Symbols. The foreword is a history of the movement.

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