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Author: Bill Hornadge, author of over 20 books including " Stamps- A Collector's Guide", "The Ugly Australian" and others.
Publisher: by the author, Dubbo, NSW 1980.
Condition:Crisp softcover with slight coverwear in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: This book lists, illustrated and prices all the postage stamps issued for the Pitcairn Islands up to January 1981
Author: B A McMichan RVS with special sections by W J Stewart McKay MB MCh BSc
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1939, 2nd Revised Edition of the 1933 original, 11 chapters, varieties of breed with photos, glossary, Index, 251pp + advts.
Condition:Worn green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine and front cover, foxing to prelims and pp.edges, STRAIGHT and TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: General care & feeding, anatomy, vitamins, diseases, medicine, poisons, x-rays, glossary, Index.
Author: William Henry Wells. This is a facsimile edition, produced in 1970, of the original published in 1848.
Publisher: The Council of the Library of NSW, Sydney, SBN 724099832, frontisp., 438pp + advertiser's copy to rear 16 pp., maps, alphabetical gazetteer, fold-out national map.
Condition:Crisp burgundy 8vo hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in Very Good Condition, with a neat name in pen dated 1978 to the front paste-down.The dustjacket has some mild edgewear, is unclipped, in Good Condition.
Description: includes Ephemera: a copy of P356 of The History of Tasmania; a news cutting regarding Lakemba, near Sydney and another regarding an 1830's view of Penrith NSW.
Author: W H Timperley, who emigrated to Perth in 1856, joined the Police and eventually became Superintendent, Aboriginal Prison, Rottnest Island.
Publisher: London: The Office of "The Boys’ Own Paper": no date, c 1922) Reference: The "B.O.P." Library. Muir 7388, originally published 1892
Condition:Printed cloth boards (hardcover) with title to spine & frontcov., fenpr missing (prob. ex-bookplate presentation) "74" stamp to prelims & notation that this is that number of COL WILSON'S personal Library. Slight edge foxing, in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: What the life of a squatter means, at least the best sides of a squatter's life. Things go fairly easily with the hero, but, on the whole, there are some wholesome bits of advice for those who think squatting all " beer and skittles".
Author: Professor S Angus MA. DD. LitD. PhD.
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1943, 2nd Edition, hardcover with dj, 152pp. + index
Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, Straight, clean & Tight with no inscriptions in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an intact, unclipped GOOD dustjacket with glass-stains to the cover, protected in a plastic dustwrapper.
Description: Prepared for the Angus heresy case, this is the fullest statement of the Professor's positions.
Author: A W G Lipscombe HDA., HDD.
Publisher: Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch NZ, c1945 (i.e. just post WW2) Last refs are to 1939 ststistics, many b/w photos, illustrations, 25 chapters, 4 sections, 409pp.
Condition:Green cloth-bound overprinted cover, slight damage to rear cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN, name in pen to front endpaper, A & R adhesive vintage sticker,
Description: General survey; Cattle, Horses, Pigs, Principles of breeding,
Author: issued by the Department of Railways, NSW, Public Relations section, Sydney, 3rd impression July 1952, first published July 1947 RARE
Publisher: is48 pages, text and b/w photos on almost every page issued by the Department of Railways, NSW, public relations section, Sydney, 1952 HARD TO FIND
Condition:A softcover bound with 2 staples, the cover shows some slight separation, in GOOD CONDITION note : !!!!!! CONTACT US FOR CHEAPER POSTAGE: THIS BOOK IS SUITABLE FOR LETTER RATE !!!!!!!
Description: Sydney Central, Darling Harbour, Enfield, Drivers, City Underground, Power Stations, Booking Offices, Advertising, Workshops, Headquarters Offices, Engines, Railstock and so much more. A detailed expose of NSW RAIL in the 1940s. RARE
Author: Edited by Susan Wyndham, pieces by Barbalet, Baum, Keneally, Duncan, Borrowclough, Garner, Savige, Heyman, Marr, Rice, Sayer, Wyndham, Windsor & Neil.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2013, First Edition, softcover, biographical essays on losing a parent by Australian writers.
Condition:Crisp softcover with signatures to prelims, in VERY GOOD CONDITION - SIGNED by three contributors to the collection, SUSAN WYNDHAM, THOMAS KENEALLY & DAVID MARR
Description: Biographical essays by Barbalet, Baum, Keneally, Duncan, Borrowclough, Garner, Savige, Heyman, Marr, Rice, Sayer, Wyndham, Windsor & Neil on the losing of parents.