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Author: E. J. BANFIELD Author of The Confessions of a Beachcomber
Publisher: Newnes, London, not dated, circa 1920s to 1950s, hardcover 8vo with dj, 253 pages, 29 Chapters
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, fading to spine with top corner rubbed and foxing, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name and small book store stamp to fr.paste-down, foxing to eprs, outside page
Description: Camping on the beach of an island in North Queensland in 1896 with some friends, brought the author back to live on the island from 1897 to 1903.
This is his story of Robinson Crusoe proportions!
Author: Professor Anthony J. Hassall PhD at James Cook University of North QLD. Biography & Critic of the writer Randolf Snow - Patrick White Award winner.
Publisher: University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1986, 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 213pp., 10 Chapters, Bibliography & INDEX.
Condition:Cream cloth-bound hardcover with blue title to spine, minimal edgewear, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight fading to spine & slight edgewear.
Description: This first full-length critical study of Randolph Stow examines all his novels, poetry and stories, including The Suburbs of Hell (1984).
Professor Hassall draws on his extensive correspondence with Stow to elucidate aspects of his work.
Author: JANET MITCHELL - the story of her travels from 1906 to 1934 and an exciting chapter is where she saw the invading Japanese army enter Harbin.
Publisher: Methuen, London, 1938 FIRST EDITION hardcover with dustjacket, 8vo, 290pp., with a Portrait and 2 Maps. AUSTRALIAN JOURNALIST in CHINA Pre-World War Two. JAPAN.
Condition:Green cloth-bound Hardcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, Maps to eprs, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs & to page edges, with a clipped GOOD-minus DUSTJACKET with small piece missing from top spine.
Description: Janet Mitchell was a journalist in China, daughter of Sir Edward Mitchell, the famous Australian lawyer, and sister of Mary Mitchell, author of a Warning to Wantons - she was also a cousin of "Chinese" Morrison, celebrated Times Correspondent of Peking.
Author: CHARLES LYTE with colour and B/W plates with special chapters on the voyage of the ENDEAVOUR - Australian & Pacific History. First Edition with dj.
Publisher: Reed, Sydney and New Zealand, 1980, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 248pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS of ARTWORKS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 15 Chapters, Bibliog. Index.
Condition:Maroon cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, small circle marks to outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear.
Description: Sir Joseph Banks was one of the most significant figures of the eighteenth century & a great friend to Australia in playing a leading part in colonising this great land. He became a skilled botanist & devoted his life and fortune to that science.BIOGRAPHY
Author: Hella Pick writes a BIOGRAPHY of this HISTORIC FIGURE and ANTI NAZI CAMPAIGNER
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 1996, large hardcover 8vo with dj, 350pp., 24 Chapters, notes, sources, bibliog, b/w photo plates, INDEX.
Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with an unclipped GOOD PLUS DUSTJACKET with minor edgewear.
Description: Simon Wiesenthal has been fighting against holocaust amnesia for more than 50 years. A Jew born in Galicia, he survived concentration camps and vowed to keep alive the memory of Hitler's victims.
"Justice not vengeance has been his leitmotiv"
Author: RICHARD HOUGH (Official historian to the Mountbatten family)
Publisher: Bantam Press, London, 1990, FIRST EDITION, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 590pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 33 Chapters, Appendix, Chronology & INDEX.
Condition:Crisp grey cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with previous owner's name to frepr, slight foxing to eprs & to outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DJ
Description: A dinner party in London in 1908 led to the marriage of Winston Churchill and Clementine Hozier.
Here is a full portrait of the Churchills, as revealing in personal relations as in Winston's monumental achievements, to which many people have contributed
Author: Christine Sutherland
Publisher: Methuen, London, 1984, 1st U.K. ed., hardcover large 8vo with dj, 340pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, Map to eprs, 2 Parts, 14 Chapters, Epilogue, Selected Bibliography & INDEX
Condition:Methuen, London, 1984, 1st U.K. ed., hardcover large 8vo with dj, 340pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, Map to eprs, 2 Parts, 14 Chapters, Epilogue, Selected Bibliography & INDEX.
Description: This is the remarkable story of Princess Maria Volkonsky, wife of Prince Serghei Volkonsky, one of the leaders of the 1825 Decembrist uprising - the first rebellion in modern Russian history against the absolute power of the Tsars - exiled in Siberia.
Author: ROBIN EAKIN DALTON Foreword by Ben Travers
Publisher: Macmillan, Melbourne, 1980, reprint, 1st pub. 1965, hardcover 8vo with dj, 104pp., B/W ILLUSTRATIONS.
Condition:Hardcover brown boards with white title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners with slight fading to bottom edge, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with very slight foxing to a few outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET
Description: Robin Eakin was brought up in Sydney's King's Cross during the days when it had a flavour and character which has now been lost. Along with her mostly potty family and all her Aunts and Uncles, this is a hilarious account of her early upbringing.