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Author: Ernest Scott, Professor of History in the University of Melbourne. First Australian Edition
Publisher: Macmillan & Co., Melbourne 1920, printed by The Speciality Press, Melbourne,24 chapters, b/w portrait plates,
Condition:Cloth-bound softcover with title to spine and front cover, University of Sydney cancelled Tutorial Classes stamp to endpapers, STRAIGHT ROBUST & TIGHTLY BOUND in GOOD CONDITION. A good copy of an invaluable study of 24 men and their contribution.
Description: includes news cutting 1945 re Rousseau. Chapters on Voltaire, Napoleon, Metternich, Blanc, Palmerstoun, Mazzini, Mill, Durham, Lincoln, Marx, Cobden, Darwin, Spenser, Bismarck, Gambetta, Gladstone, Disraeli, Chamberlain, Tolstoy, Arnold, Wilson & Wells.
Author: Honorary Editor : J F Kefford MSc FACI and many contributors including Sir Douglas Copeland, P M Hasluck, K S Cunningham, V J Chapman and many others
Publisher: ANZAAS, Sydney University, Sydney 1953, hardcover with illustrations, fold-out charts, by-laws, Assn. details etc.
Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover, bound by A H Pettifer, Government Printer, STURDY, INTACT, STRAIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION without dj.
Description: Report of 29th Meeting, Oration, Transactions of Sections from Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology, Zoology, History,Anthropology, Economics, Engineering, Architecture, Medical Science, Education, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Botany, Physiology, etc
Author: Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly of New South Wales, Sydney, printed by William Applegate Gullick, Govt. Printer.
Publisher: Government of NSW, 1921, 976 pages in a large hardcover 8vo without a dj.
Condition:Well-bound cloth-bound hardcover with age marks to ROBUST cover, no inscriptions, minor spine repair, in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: The Government of the State of New South Wales Parliamentary Debates (Second Series) Sessions 1920 10 & 11 George X Vol LXXIX 27 April to 22 Sept 1920 during the time of the STOREY MINISTRY (The Hon. John Storey MLA).
Author: Frank Hurley, celebrated Australian Pioneer photographer.
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, 1959 revised third edition of the original 1955, large quarto 224pp, maps to endpapers, colour and b/w photographs and text throughout, in states.
Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with title in gilt to spine & frcov., no inscriptions, STRAIGHT TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION without a dj.
Description: Introduction by T A G Hungerford, a delight of photographs of the entire country, taken by the master photographer HURLEY.
Author: J K Ewers winner of the Commonwealth Jubilee Literary Competition.
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, 1959, 3rd Edition, revised edition, 244pp, b/w photos.
Condition:Ochre cloth-bound boards with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with loose section chapter 24 p181 to p196.
Description: An early encounter with the North - the Territory and North-West Australia. A description of travels from 1947-1950 for the Australian Geographical Society and for Walkabout Magazine. Marble Bar to Daly Waters and even across to Cairns.
Author: Helen Arbib with line illustrations by various artists.
Publisher: 1). Helen Arbib Publications, Birchgrove NSW 2). Terrace Times,Woolahra, NSW 3). Williams Collins & Sons, London
Condition:All are STRAIGHT, TIGHTLY BOUND & CLEAN. 1). Slight sunning to spine and occasional internal marks, no inscriptions GOOD+. 2). A few marks to cover, VERY GOOD. 3). Remains of price sticker to rubbed cover, pen inscriptions on front endpaper, GOOD.
Description: A collection of three of the eight books written (and originally published by the author). 1) illustrations by Michael Lodge. 2). illustrations by Pauline Clements. 3). illustrations by Ray Evans
Author: compiled by ENA SOMERVILLE for the Australian Board of Missions.
Publisher: Australian Board of Missions, Sydney 1945, combined 3-in-one edition of separate volumes,3 x index, maps, photos & line drawings, 186pp., origin legends and tales.
Condition:Crisp hardcover 8vo with title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION with a protective transparent professional plastic cover. No inscriptions.
Description: A missionary publication issued directly after the War of 1939-45, when the esteem of Australia to the "Fuzzy-Wuzzies" (sic) was at an all-time high. With NG legends, Tales, illustrations, photos and social comments.
Author: J.(Jessie) M. Whitfeld with FANTASY illustrations by G. W. Lambert. Australian Spirits, Fairies, Mermaids etc
Publisher: William Brooks & Co, Sydney 1912, 2nd edition (1st was 1898), 2 volumes, 101pp + 94pp. with many line illustrations of fantasy.
Condition:Two stiff-card bound hardcover 8vos, 101 + 94pp, in GOOD CONDITION, Vol 1 has a damaged cover label, vol 2 has a name in pen to the titlepp., both have spine tears at the stapled binding, but both are matching, STRAIGHT & TIGHTLY BOUND
Description: Australian fairy tales are generally a blend of Aboriginal legends & an attempt to populate the Australian bush w/ the antipodean equivalents of sprites, goblins and fairies. So, Jessie Whitfield has her bush fire spirit quenched by the “raindrop elves"