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Book Id: 11nfb0776

Price: $11.80

Title: LOUIS RENAULT - A Biography of the Greatest French Industrialist of his time FIRST USA EDITION

Author: Anthony Rhodes - with a foreword by Lord Montague of Beaulieu

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World Inc., NY, 1970, FIRST USA EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 2 Parts, 22 Chapters, b/w photo illustrations, blue eprs, 233 pages, Index.

Condition:Grey cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped,GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few small tears & edgewear.

Description: Louis Renault (1877-1944) was a French industrialist, one of the founders of Renault and a pioneer of the automobile industry. In 1944, after the expropriation of his company and his subsequent death, Renault's last will was opened to reveal that he had l

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Book Id: 11nfb0768

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Title: Mr RADIO The JACK DAVEY STORY by Lew Wright 1961 1st Edition Hardcover with Dj PHOTOS Australian Radio & TV History

Author: Lew Wright with a Foreword by Bob Dyer - HISTORIC FIGURES, Australian Radio, Australian TV, REDEX TRIALS, AMPOL TRIAL, MOVIETONE NEWSREELS

Publisher: Ure Smith, Sydney, 1961, 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 279pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, photos to endpapers, 3 Parts.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover w white title to spine & JD to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to top outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing & edgewear

Description: 'Mr Radio' was the master of the airwaves in the 1950s on 2GB when he had a weekly audience of five million Australians, and Lew Wright was his personal assistant and tells his amazing story, full of life and fun. REDEX TRIALS, AMPOL TRIAL, MOVIETONE.

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Book Id: 11nfb0763

Price: $69.40

Title: The Life of Sir Henri Deterding " The Most Powerful Man in the World "one of the biggest industrialists of 1930s

Author: by GLYN ROBERTS SCARCE BIOGRAPHY of Sir Henri Deterding of Royal Dutch Shell pre WW2

Publisher: Covici-Friede, New York, Copyright 1938, 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 448pp., B/W Frontispiece, 24 Chapters & INDEX. SCARCE

Condition:Faded red cloth-bound hardcover w black title to spine & frcvr, fading & rubbing to spine & corners w slight tears to crown, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to fr.paste-down, foxing and handwritten commentary stuck on front cover

Description: SCARCE COPY This classic book, published in 1938, tells of the power struggles of various multi-national companies and their actions which led up to the Second World War. The book actually predicts that Germany would attack eithe Russia or Britain.

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Book Id: 11nfb0757

Price: $15.40

Title: MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT A Social Pioneer by TIMS 1976 1st Edition Dj FEMINIST WRITER POLITICS, OLD BOOKS, FIRST EDITIONS

Author: Margaret Tims, historian. OLD, SECOND-HAND AND SCARCE BOOKS; BIOGRAPHIES, FEMINISM, HISTORIC FIGURES,

Publisher: pub. Millington, London, 1976, hardcover 8vo with dj, 4 parts, 18 chapters, notes, bibliog., 374pp., Index.

Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a clipped, GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing and edgewear. A GOOD PLUS COPY.

Description: The whole of her life was a crusade - not only for womanhood, but for the rights of the individual. Author of "A Vindication of the Rights of Women". Journalist A Radical & Free-Thinker Romantic Feminist Mistress A complex figure of passiona

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Book Id: 11nfb0753

Price: $14.50

Title: EARLY GEORGIAN - Extracts from the Journal of George Allen (1800-1877) - Historic figures - FIRST EDITION

Author: Edited by Dundas Allen - George Allen's Great-grandson - COLLECTIBLE AND OUT OF PRINT BOOKS

Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1958, 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 136 pages, 24 Chapters, illust. eprs.

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine (slightly rubbed) & gilt design to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small tear & small piece missing from

Description: George Allen, the first Colonial Attorney and Solicitor to be professionally educated in New South Wales, and the founder of a famous Sydney legal firm that still bears his name, arrived in Australia in 1816 at the age of fifteen. His great-grandson, Dun

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Book Id: 11nfb0745

Price: $10.65

Title: EXPEDITION SOUTH - Falkland Islands - Antarctic - TRAVEL JOURNEYS - COLLECTIBLE AND OUT OF PRINT BOOKS

Author: W. ELLERY ANDERSON, M.B.E., M.C. - Author's Foreword

Publisher: Travel Book Club, London, not dated, c1958-60, This edition by arrangement with Evans Brothers Ltd., London, hardcover 8vo with dj, 208 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 11 Chapters, Appendi

Condition:Lt Brown cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside and out, small white-out mark to frcvr, a few small tear

Description: Ellery Anderson applied to join an expedition to the Faulkland Islands Dependencies within the Antarctic, and he sailed for Hope Bay in 1954 as leader of a small 12 man base whose objectives were the exploration and survey of one of the least-known sector

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Book Id: 11nfb0739

Price: $12.80

Title: D. H. LAWRENCE in AUSTRALIA

Author: ROBERT DARROCH

Publisher: Macmillan, Melbourne, 1981, 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 130pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, brown eprs, 11 Chapters & INDEX.

Condition:Light apricot cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, spine slightly faded, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight fading to spine & slight edgewea

Description: D.H. Lawrence visited Australia in 1922 - although his stay was brief and passed largely unnoticed, it led to two major novels, a poem, a number of letters and an influence that touched several of his subsequent works. Robert Darroch's research and disco

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Book Id: 11nfb0738

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Title: GEORGIANA'S JOURNAL - Melbourne 1841-1865 - Georgiana McCrae

Author: Edited by HUGH McCRAE Grandson of the Diarist - Foreword to the First Edition by W. B. Dalley Foreword to the Second Edition by Huntly Cowper

Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1966, Second Edition, 1st pub. 1934, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 262pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, with Colour Frontispiece + one

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt on black title to spine with border design, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to freprs & to outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET wit

Description: In 1841, only six years after Melbourne was founded, Georgiana McCrae arrived in the Port Phillip district where she was to spend forty-nine of her eighty-seven years. Her journal is not only a fascinating personal document, but an invaluable reflection

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