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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.
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
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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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.