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Book Id: 11nfb0441

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Title: Whatever it Takes (ISBN: 1863593322 / 1-86359-332-2) AUSTRALIAN POLITICS

Author: Graham Richardson

Publisher: Sydney: Bantam Books, 1994, Sydney, 1994. Hard Cover 8vo with dustjacket. First Edition. ,382pp

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

Description: From "Richo's" early life to mayor ot the Olympic city. The author does not pull any punches as he tells of his life in the Australian Labor Party. In a direct conversational style filled with enthusiasm, he brings politics to life".

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Book Id: 11nfb0440

Price: $14.80

Title: Evatt The Enigma A Biography of Herbert Vere Evatt : AUSTRALIAN POLITICS

Author: Allan Dalziel, Evatt's secretary for 20 years.

Publisher: Landsdowne Press, Melbourne, 1967. Blue Cloth. 1st Edition. 500 g; x, 186 pp., 4 pages of photographs, appendixes, notes, Index b/w photo plates

Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions in a GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET which now has a protective plastic cover. There are a 4 marks to the frcover.

Description: "The book throws new light on many of the contentious happenings in which Evatt figured, including the Menzies Government's attempts to outlaw the Communist Party, the case of the French diplomat Mme Ollier who was expelled from Australia, & Petrov".

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Book Id: 11nfb0421

Price: $not for sale

Title: TRUE CRIME : UK : The KRAY Brothers : A WAY OF LIFE Over 30 years of blood, sweat and tears by REG KRAY

Author: by REG KRAY

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 2000, 1st ed., hardcover large 8vo without dj, 288pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, black eprs, 15 Chapters, Epilogue & INDEX.

Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, page before title page has title and what appears to be Reg Kray's signature (in facsimile), CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, without dustjacket

Description: A recollection of his prison years by Reg Kray, one of the notorious London crime bosses. After his arrest in 1968 he was charged with murder, extortion, bonds fraud and grievous bodily harm - included are memories of love, loyalty, friendship, intrigue.

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Book Id: 11nfb0393

Price: $12.70

Title: Napoleon Bonaparte's JOSEPHINE by Cole 1962 1st Edition D/j GOOD

Author: Hubert Cole

Publisher: Heinemann, London, 1962 1st ed., 8vo, 324pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & a fold-out Genealogy Chart, Bibliography & notes & INDEX.

Condition:Green cloth-bound Hardcover with rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, inscription to frepr, very slight age-toning to title page, w a clipped GOOD-MINUS DUSTJACKET w several repairs & tears & edgewear, esp. at the crown of the dj

Description: She was 32 when she first met Napoleon Bonaparte. This portrait of Josephine as a woman of tendeer warm-heartedness and impulsive generosity, without great ambition - an interpretation arrived at only after a careful examination of contemporary letters.

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Book Id: 11nfb0346

Price: $13.40

Title: CARTER BROWN Autobiog of Alan Yates 1983 1st Edition Dustjacket Illustrated VERY GOOD READY WHEN YOU ARE, C.B.!

Author: The autobiography of Alan Yates alias Carter Brown

Publisher: Macmillan, Melbourne, 1983 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with dj, 109pp., COLOUR ARTWORKS of the covers of Carter Brown's books, silver eprs, 11 Chapters plus

Condition:Crisp silver cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing to spine & corners.

Description: In true Carter Brown style, this work is crammed with anecdotes, stories and circumstances that have little regard for the nicety of strict chronology. Delightfully captures the personality of the most private of all private-eye writers.

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Book Id: 11nfb0345

Price: $11.90

Title: KING EDWARD VII A Portrait by Hibbert 1976 Hc Dj Illustrated 1st UK Edition

Author: Christopher Hibbert

Publisher: Allan Lane, London, 1976, 1st UK Edition, 339pp., hardcover 8vo with dj, 2 parts, 20 chapters, b/w photo plates and illustrations, bibliog., Index.

Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a bookplate to the frenpr "Carolyn McDowall", in an unclipped,GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing and sunning.

Description: King Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria was either regarded as a powerful constitutional monarch or as a bon viveur and royal Lothario. This detailed examination of his life is written with style and is eminantly readable.

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Book Id: 11nfb0336

Price: $16.40

Title: John Charles FREMONT Pathmaker to the West of the USA, first US Senator from Claifornia, American PIONEER & EXPLORER

Author: ALLAN NEVINS - magnificent historical detail, maps and b/w photos in a well-written and well-referenced text.

Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co., New York, 1955, New Ed. and updated from 1st pub. 1939, large 8vo, 689pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS & 9 MAPS throughout, 37 Chapters

Condition:Blue cloth-bound Hardcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, Map of Fremont's explorations, 1838-1853 to eprs, frontisp. photo of Fremont opp. title page CLEAN, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & ROBUST in GOOD CONDITION, no inscriptions, without d/j.

Description: Born in 1813 of an irregular union between his mother and a French emigre, he became a topographer, explorer, writer, political leader, general, railroad planner - he was a man of considerable talent, inventiveness and an explorer.

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Book Id: 11nfb0334

Price: $Sold

Title: Revolt in Paradise : BALI IN THE 1930's and 1940's. original FIRST EDITION COPY with dustjacket.

Author: K'tut Tantri (Muriel Walker/Pearson) "SURABEYA SUE" : Early Hotel owner on Kuta Beach in Bali

Publisher: William Heinemann, London, 1960. First Edition. 490 g.; VI, 306 pages, last page blank. Illustrated front and rear endpaper are coloured maps of Indonesia.

Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover w bright gilt title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION w/out inscriptions and w prelim and pp. edge fox-spots, in clipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET w rubbing & edgewear. INCLUDES OBITUARY NEWSCUTTINGS

Description: The colourful autobiographical account of the British-born woman known as K'tut Tantri. She tells a romantic tale of her fifteen years residence in Indonesia, including adoption by a Balinese Rajah, imprisonment during World War II & Revolution post-WWII.

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