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Book Id: 11nfb0969

Price: $12.20

Title: PETER FINCH A Life by DUNDY 1980 FINCH BLOODY FINCH First Edition Hardcover with Dj PHOTOS BIOGRAPHY FILM ACTING

Author: by Elaine Dundy

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 1980, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 352pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 2 Parts, Epilogue, List of Films Made by Peter Finch

Condition:Two-tone black cloth-bound hardcover with red gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, very slight foxing to eprs and to just a few outside page edges, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with mild foxing

Description: A richly documented, candid, and sympathetic account of him in all his aspects: the star at work, the man at play, the devoted but unfaithful husband and father, the lover of beautiful women, the heavy-drinking hell-raiser, and the meditative Buddhist.

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Book Id: 11nfb0944

Price: $38.60

Title: MAE WEST On Sex Health and ESP QUEEN OF VAMP

Author: MAE WEST QUEEN OF VAMP and CAMP - A hard to find title - RARE

Publisher: W. H. Allen, London, 1975, not stated but likely 1st ed., no other printings listed and date on title page, hardcover 8vo with dj, 237 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS 4 Parts & Appendix.

Condition:Purple 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 slight rubbing and edgewear.

Description: Mae West's wit and wiles and her equally devastating commonsense combine to give us an insight; she conludes with a summary of her special philosophy, including this tenet of faith: 'As far as social matters go, I've been in Who's Who and I know what's wh

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Book Id: 11nfb0895

Price: $10.00

Title: A GALLOP OF FIRE - Biography of KATHERINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD

Author: JACK BEASLEY - A study of creative personality

Publisher: Wedgetail Press, Sydney, 1993, FIRST EDITION, 8vo softcover, 187 pages, 15 Chapters, Epilogue: On Guard for Humanity & INDEX

Condition:Illustrated softcover 8vo with slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION

Description: Jack Beasley portrays a truly great woman, and who, as KSP, was the literary artist re-creating life in ultimate triumph.

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Book Id: 11nfb0894

Price: $16.30

Title: THE DRUMS GO BANG by Ruth Park & D'Arcy Niland 1956 FIRST EDITION Hardcover in a Dustjacket AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Author: Ruth Park & D'Arcey Niland and illustrated by Phil Taylor ; AUSTRALIAN FICTION

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1956, FIRST EDITION, hardcover with dj,

Condition:Crisp grey cloth-bound hardcover 8vo with bright title to spine, no inscriptions, in VERY GOOD CONDITION in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing and some mild fade to the spine of the dj.

Description: A light-hearted autobiography of the marriage of two major lierary figures of Australia. The book begins with wedding bells and ends with the bombshell of the success of "The Harp in the South".

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Book Id: 11nfb0890

Price: $14.40

Title: CHILD of the HURRICANE - An Autobiography

Author: KATHERINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD - Author of Black Opal , Coonardoo etc

Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1963, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with d/j, 266 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 38 Chapters & Appendix

Condition:Maroon cloth h/c, gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear

Description: Ranging from Fiji to Melbourne, from Hobart to Paris, this is the autobiography of one of the most distinguished contemporary Australian novelists.

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Book Id: 11nfb0880

Price: $21.40

Title: HAL PORTER - Man of Many Parts by Mary Lord -Ausralian Literature, Biography, Australian Historical figures

Author: by Mary Lord

Publisher: Random House, Sydney, 1993, FIRST EDITION, hardcover, 330 pages, large hardcover 8vo with unclipped dustjacket, 15 chapters, afterword, notes, bibliography, index.

Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with minor rubbing.

Description: The long-awaited and (in parts) sensational biography of a major Australian literary talent,the author of "The Watcher on the Cast Iron Balcony", HAL PORTER. This book was begun at Porter's request to a close friend before he died, and is uncompromising.

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Book Id: 11nfb0878

Price: $Not for Sale

Title: SQUATTER'S CASTLE - The Story of A Pastoral Dynasty Edward Ogilvie - NEW ENGLAND

Author: GEORGE FARWELL - Author of 'Last Days in Paradise' - 'Ned Kelly' etc.

Publisher: Lansdowne, Melbourne, 1974, reprint, 1st pub. 1973, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 340pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, COLOUR ARTWORKS, ILLUST & MAPS, 23 Chapters. Bibliography.

Condition:Lt Red cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.

Description: This magnificent chronicle of the life of New England squatter Edward Ogilvie is a mirror to a wide theme - the pastoral age in Australia. We have other books by Farwell on our website.

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Book Id: 11nfb0872

Price: $16.40

Title: THROUGH FOREST AND VELD - First U.K. Edition

Author: DONALD I. KER - Big Game Hunter & Photographer

Publisher: Robert Hale, London, 1958, First U.K. Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 191 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 2 Parts.

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, an ex-library copy with stamps to eprs, slight foxing to eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with several small tears rubbing and edgewear

Description: From big game hunting in East Africa for thirty years to conducting photographic and non-shooting safaris, Donald Ker led an interesting life.

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