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Book Id: 14ca01707

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Title: SOME NORTHERN HOMES OF New South Wales by G Nesta Griffiths 1954 1st Edit Hardcover w/ Dustjacket SIGNED by author RARE

Author: G Nesta Griffiths, signed and dedicated by the author on the title-page.

Publisher: The Shepherd Press, Sydney, 1954, FIRST EDITION

Condition:Crisp Green Cloth-bound Hc, gilt impressed tree to fr. cover, gilt title to spine, maps w light foxing to endpapers, tipped-in frontispiece opposite title page, inscr. "For a Very Kind Friend, G. Nesta Griffiths" Unclipped DJ has mild edgewear. VERY GOOD.

Description: 151 pages. The author's fourth book on the history of people and places in New South Wales giving the story of some of the early settlers of the Hunter River and New England districts, eg TOMAGO, NEOTSFIELD, YUGILBAR. A RARE title in Very Good Condition.

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Book Id: 14ca01701

Price: $19.48

Title: The PITCAIRN ISLANDS Stamp Catalogue editited by Bill Hornadge 1980 New Revised Edition Sc 224 pages ILLUSTRATED STAMPS

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

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Book Id: 14ca01691


Title: The DOG its Ailments and Diseases by B A McMichan RVS with special sections on Tick Paralysis and Hydatid disease.1939

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.

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Book Id: 14ca01690

Price: $Not for sale

Title: A Geographical Dictionary or Gazetteer of the Australian Colonies by W H Wells 1848 Facsimile Edition 1970 NSW Library.

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.

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Book Id: 14ca01686

Price: $NOT for SALE

Title: BUSH LUCK by W H Timperley. Early Australian boy's story of squatting. With frontispiece COLOUR PLATE by Ernest Frater

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".

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Book Id: 14ca01685

Price: $22.34

Title: TRUTH and TRADITION A Plea for Practical and Vital Religion by Professor S Angus, University of Sydney

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.

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Book Id: 14ca01684

Price: $not for sale

Title: Breeding & Management of Live Stock CATTLE HORSES PIGS by A W G Lipscomb 4th Revised Edit c1946 written pre-WW2 PHOTOS

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,

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Book Id: 14ca01654

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Title: RAILWAYS AT WORK 1952 issued by Department of Railways, New South Wales, Australia 48 pages B/W RAIL PHOTOS 40s ERA RARE

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

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