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COLLECTIBLE AUSTRALIAN BOOKS , SIGNED EDITIONS, FIRST EDITIONS, LIMITED EDITIONS AND OUT OF PRINT BOOKS

Book Id: 14ca01612

Price: $42.00

Title: The Spirit of the Bush Fire Series: parts I & II by J M Whitfield, illustrated by C (G) W Lambert AUSTRALIAN FAIRY TALES

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"

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Book Id: 14ca01611

Price: $42.00

Title: RARE The Spirit of the Bush Fire Series by J M Whitfield c1912 Part 1 Part 2 Australian Fairy Stories illust C W Lambert

Author: written by Jessie M. Lambert (Mrs Owen Harris) and illustrated by George W. Lambert (incorrectly printed as C. W. Lambert). RARE 2-volume collection

Publisher: William Brooks & Company, Sydney, 1912. 2nd Edition,(1st was 1898) 2 volumes (I)101pp,(2)94pp, small 8vo with stiff card covers, illustrated with fine line drawings

Condition:Stiff card covers with green cloth tape binding to spine, stapled binding, paper title label to frontcover. Vol 1 has a tear to the title label, staple tears to front paste-down, otherwise GOOD. Vol 2 has staple tears and a name in pen to the titlepp GOOD

Description: Australian fairy tales are generally a blend of Aboriginal legends & an attempt to populate the Australian bush with the antipodean equivalents of sprites, goblins and fairies. So, Jessie Whitfield has her bush fire spirit quenched by the “raindrop elve

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Book Id: 14ca01559

Price: $19.80

Title: HILLENDIANA commentary by Donald Friend 1978 Hc illustrated with line drawings & plates AUSTRALIAN HISTORY HILL END NSW

Author: with commentary by Donald Friend comprising vast numbers of Facts and a considerable amount of fiction concerning the Goldfields of HILL END

Publisher: Ure Smith, Sydney, 1978, reprint of the 1956 original, eight chapters, index, 82 pages, illustrated endpapers and line drawings/gra phics within. Plates incl FRIEND

Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, gilt "Hargreaves Nugget" motif repeated on front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD PLUS CONDITION. Name & address in pen to 1/2 title and a mark to the frenpr.

Description: First published in 1956, this book is reprinted exactly as it appeared then. Today Hill End is a quiet corner of NSW near Bathurst, a haven for artists who have discovered it's charm. Then it was the scene of one of the greatest searches for gold.

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Book Id: 14ca01505

Price: $15.50

Title: S.C.E.C.G.S. Redlands in Retrospect 1884-1945 The story of SCECGS Redlands up to the retirement of Miss Roseby in 1945.

Author: edited for the School by Myrtle Gillham & Ronald Dunlop

Publisher: Published by S.C.E.C.G.S. Redlands, 1983

Condition:in GOOD CONDITION with mild coverwear

Description: The Story of Redlands from its founding in 1884 to the retirement of Miss Roseby in 1945. With b/w photos, 131pp.

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Book Id: 14ca01504

Price: $12.20

Title: The Sydney High School THE RECORD Vol LXXVI 1986

Author: The Sydney High School 1986 The Magazine of the Sydney High School

Publisher: The Sydney High School 1986, 184 pp, b/w photos, detailed text

Condition:Straight, Tight in GOOD CONDITION with some cover marks (see scan).

Description: The complete record of Sydney High for 1986

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Book Id: 14ca01501

Price: $34.80

Title: A Pictorial History of SURFING by Margan & Finney 1970 FIRST EDITION PHOTOS of AUSTRALIA HAWAII CALIFORNIA SURF HISTORY

Author: Frank Margen and Ben R. Finney, edited by Barbara Leach, with Kahanamoku Farrelly Young Paul Brennan and spectacular rides. SURF in AUSTRALIA -PHOTOS

Publisher: Paul Hamlyn, Sydney, 1970 FIRST EDITION, hardcover quarto without dj, large quarto 324 pages, illustrated with b/w photos, history of surfing until 1970. SCARCE

Condition:Light blue hardcover with rubbing and marks to intact & robust cover, sunfade to robust spine, dedication to illustrated front endpaper, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD MINUS CONDITION with some edge of pages darkening, an honest copy of a SCARCE title.

Description: SCARCE: Hawaiian history, SLSC, Olympics, Sharks, Surf carnivals, the "Duke", The Surf Ski, 1964 World Titles, Body Surfing, Making a board, "Midget","Nat", Hawaii in the 1960's, Keith Paul, Surf Movies, AUSTRALIAN SURFING HISTORY and SITES. B/W Photos.

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Book Id: 14ca01487

Price: $5.00

Title: DESCENT Magazine SOCIETY of AUSTRALIAN GENEALOGISTS selling individual issues from 1941 - to 2009 PLEASE ENQUIRE

Author: by the editors for The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists, published quarterly.

Publisher: The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists, Sydney,

Condition:all copies of The Journal of the Society of Australian Genealogists are in good condition

Description: We have hundreds of issues of the SAGS magazine, starting from July 1941, also 1957, 1958, and most issues from the 1960s through to after 2000. Please contact us for specific issues.Price shown is per single issue and is negotiable for larger quantities

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Book Id: 14ca01464

Price: $27.90

Title: SIGNED BY RUSSELL & MAISIE DRYSDALE Aldous Huxley ; A Biography Volume 1 1894-1939 1973 FIRST EDITION - RARE SIGNED PERSONAL COPY

Author: Sybille Bedford : A Biography of Aldous Huxley : Once the property of Russell & Maisie DRYSDALE

Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London, 1973, FIRST EDITION, hardcover *vo without dj,400pp, Seven parts, chronology, list of works, index.

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with glass-base stains to cover, Inscription to front endpaper, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION.

Description: An unusual copy, once the property of the famous Drysdale family and signed in distinctive handwriting on the front endpaper. MAISIE + RUSSELL DRYSDALE BOUDDI : 1974

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