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Author: by Arthur Mizener
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, 1951, hardcover 8vo without dj, 362pp., Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners with small split to top spine, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr 'Jon Cleary' ( the Australian author), slight foxing to outside pages. No dj
Description: ' There are three concentric areas of interest in a study of Scott Fizgerald - his work - his colourful life - the time and place in which he lived.' Taken from the Introduction.
Mizener's highly praised biography of the great author
Author: Gilian Appleton
Publisher: Macmillan, Sydney,2000, First Edition, 352 pp., hardcover 8vo with dj, 17 chapters,b/w illustrations, Index.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in an unclipped,GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing and edgewear to the top. There is also mild edge-toning to the pages.
Description: Biography of Diamond Jim a larger than life politcal figure of the 1970's and 80's in the Commonwealth Senate (Labor). This account by his third wife of 20 years ( an ABC Journalist),covers all Jim's passionate involvements and political battles.
Author: DAVID MALOUF
Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London, 1985, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with dj, 134 Pages, cream eprs, Chapters
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: Funny, humane and beautifully written, this is a unique and extraordinary essay in autobiography by a writer whose critical repution has never stood higher.
Author: PAUL BARRY (ABC commentator) 2000 1st Edition Hardcover Dustjacket
Publisher: Bantam Books, Sydney., 2000. Hard Cover. Book . . First Edition. 451 pages. hardcover 8vo, 27 chapters, illustrations: photos in b/w, Endnotes, Index.
Condition:cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a clipped,GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.
Description: In march 2000, Alan Bond was released from jail after spending less than three and a half years behind bars.His release after 1298 days meant that he had spent roughly one day in pison for every one million dollars Bell Resourccce's shareholders had lost.
Author: BRYAN LITTLE
Publisher: Robert Hale, London, 1975 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with d/j, 288pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, ARTWORKS & ILLUSTRATIONS, cream eprs, 14 Chapters, Genealogical Table, Notes.
Condition:Crisp burgundy cloth-bound hardcover with bright silver title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a couple of small tears & slight edgewear.
Description: The opportunities of an architect, particularly those of a court architect, are momentously conditioned by the history of his times; this, as Wren found, was especially true in the turbulent, changing course of late Stuart & early Hanoverian politics
Author: Louise Michel - Edited and translated by Bullitt Lowry and Elizabeth Ellington Gunter
Publisher: University of Alabama Press, Alabama, 1981, softcover 8vo, 220pp., 24 Chapters, Epilogue, Bibliography, Translators' Note, Appendices I-II & INDEX.
Condition:Illustrated softcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: Here are the passionate, impatient memories of the French Communard leader, a hero, saint, and martyr to the socialists and anarchists battling the injustices of the third Republic & awaiting the Revolutionary Dawn. Feminist, revolutionary, intellectual.
Author: 1 BALZAC by Stefan Zweig + 2 PROMETHEUS THE LIFE OF BALZAC by Andre Maurois - Both Translated
Publisher: 1 Cassell, London, 1947, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo without dj, 400 Pages, Illust. + 2 Bodley Head, London, 1966, reprint, hardcover 8vo with dj, 573 Pages
Condition:1 Black hardcover with gilt title to spine & indent design to frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION. 2 Burgundy hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, 1st page torn out, with Dj, both with foxing.
Description: Honore de Balzac was endowed with extraordinary genius and an exuberance of imagination - both here represented with these two Biographies of him.
Author: Arthur Calwell
Publisher: Lloyd O'Neil in association with Rigby, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 1972. Hardcover 8vo with dustjacket, first edition,
Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing. No inscriptions or names.
Description: The autobiography of possibly Australia`s best Labor politician. The Catholic Labor leader remembers some of the battles of the '40s and 50s at a time when much of Australian catholicism was divided over the threat of communism.