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Book Id: 11nfb01344

Price: $17.80

Title: BART My Life by J. B. Cummings - autobiography Australian Horse Racing Trainer Melbourne Cup Racehorses

Author: James Bartholomew "BART Cummings OBE, Horse Trainer, Melbourne Cup winner, Australian Living Treasure.

Publisher: pub.by Macmillan, Sydney, large hardcover 8vo, 413 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket. NOT ex-library, 21 chapters, 4 appends., index, colour photos.

Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in a GOOD DUSTJACKET with very minor edgewear.

Description: In My Life Bart recounts his early years as his father's apprentice, leading to his first Group One win in 1958. Now he has won more than 250 Group One races, has had 12 Melbourne cup wins & has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia.

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Book Id: 11nfb01318

Price: $14.30

Title: The Secrets of Alexander Harris a frank autobiography by the author of Settlers and Convicts, 1961 FIRST EDITION HcDj

Author: Alexander Harris with Illustrated dustwrapper by Geoffrey Ingleton, showing early scenes of Australian history - New South Wales 1826-1840

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1961. Hardcover. FIRST Edition. VII, 248pp., introduction by his grandson Grant Carr-Harris preface by Alec H. Chisholm, president RAHS,

Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with mild edgewear.

Description: Autobiography of the author of an important colonial Australian book, Settlers and Convicts, whose identity remained a mystery for many years. Includes an introduction by Harris' grandson Grant Carr-Harris and a preface by Alec Chisholm of the RAHS

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Book Id: 11nfb01315

Price: $14.40

Title: MARY MACKILLOP An Extraordinary Australian - The Authorised Biography

Author: PAUL GARDINER SJ - Vatican's Official Postulator

Publisher: E. J. Dwyer in Assoc with David Ell Press, Sydney, 1994, fourth printing First Edition, Softcover large 8vo, 497pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS 10 Parts, 34 Chapters & INDEX

Condition:Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, bookplate opp. title page, slight foxing to endpapers & to outside page edges.

Description: This is the only authorised biography by the Vatican's offical Postulator for the cause of her sainthood, and it hides non of the shocking treatment Mary received from certain bishops and priests. She would help anyone in need.

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Book Id: 11nfb01312

Price: $16.30

Title: FAMILY FRESCO by Nancy Adams. Memoirs of a Melbourne family - EDUCATION, LAW, VINYARDS, & WRITING in Victoria.

Author: Nancy Adams. The Morrison, Mitchell & Adams families of Victoria. Australian History.

Publisher: F W Cheshire, Melbourne, 1966, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 15 chapters, 8 b/w photo plates, illustrated endpapers.

Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover 8vo w bright gilt title to spine & logo to front cover which has a few base marks, single stamp inscription opposite the 1/2 title, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in a GOOD DUSTJACKET with mild rubbing.

Description: Nancy Adams writes, to record before it's too late, something of the distinguished men and women she has known. Autobiography of a Melbourne woman with connections to Scotch College, Law, the wine industry and publishing.

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Book Id: 11nfb01269

Price: $13.60

Title: MA and PA My Childhood Memories by NORMAN LINDSAYs WIFE

Author: ROSE LINDSAY Wife of Norman Lindsay

Publisher: Ure Smith, Sydney, 1963, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 229 pages, 3 Parts, Chapters, patterned endpapers.

Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with several tears, rubbing & edgewear.

Description: When Rose Lindsay's Ma and Pa took their nine kids to live at Longueville, the neighbours eyed askance the workman's cottage Pa was building. Well known as the wife of Norman Lindsay and the model of many of his paintings, Rose brings her family life out

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Book Id: 11nfb01197

Price: $19.80

Title: RUDYARD KIPLING - O Beloved Kids + Son of Empire + Controversial Biography by Seymour-Smith x 3 Books

Author: RUDYARD KIPLING ; Kipling's Letters to his Children Selected & Edited by Elliot L. Gilbert - NELLA BRADDY - MARTIN SEYMOUR-SMITH

Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1983, First Edition, h/c 8vo d/j, - Collins, London, 1945, First Edition - Papermac, London, 1990, New Second Edition, 1st pub. 1989

Condition:Lt Brown cloth-bound h/c with bright gilt title to spine & frcvr, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD COND - Blue cloth-bound h/c with gilt title to spine & small design to frcvr - Illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners

Description: From 1906 to 1915, Kipling wrote a series of letters to his children, John & Elsie In this biography of Kipling, Miss Braddy has produced an absorbing story of great personality This biography is a persuasive, subtle & sympathetic insight into Kipling

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Book Id: 11nfb01194

Price: $18.90

Title: KENNETH MYER THE MANY LIVES OF Melbourne History AUSTRALIAN PHILANTHROPIST

Author: SUE EBURY Author of 'Weary : The Life of Sir Edward Dunlop' - No.108 in the second numbered series of Miegunyah Volumes

Publisher: Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2008, First Edition, h/c large 8vo with dj, 621pp., B/W & COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, red design endpapers, 27 Chapters, Epilogue, Biblio & INDEX

Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.

Description: Ken Myer, eldest son of the Jewish immigrant retailing genius, Sidney Baevski Myer, introduced Australia to the first regional shopping centres, also Parking Meters, State of the art information systems at the National Library of Australia and more.

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Book Id: 11nfb01184

Price: $18.40

Title: Australian Prime Minister CHIFLEY by DAVID DAY 2001 Dj B/W PHOTOS Trade Unionist

Author: Professor DAVID DAY, Historian and ARC senior research fellow at LaTrobe University in Melbourne.

Publisher: HarperCollins, Sydney, 2001, reprint, 1st pub. 2001, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 562pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, black endpapers, 33 Chapters, Epilogue, Select Bibliog.

Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright silver title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.

Description: Ben Chifley was probably Australia's greatest and most popular prime minister of the 20th century. Many policies that his Labor government introduced after the Second World War came to define modern Australia.By David Day, author of John Curtin: A LIFE).

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