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Author: Edited by Neil Mitchell, Special Projects Editor LIMITED HARDCOVER EDITION TIME AUSTRALIA 1788-1792 Special Edition
Publisher: Time Magazine, Melbourne, Australia, 1987, 128 pp., colour production, large fold-out front cover protected in an original hardcover binding
Condition:Crisp black faux leather hardcover with gilt title to front cover, 128 pages in magazine-format, colour throughout, in GOOD plus CONDITION with no inscriptions, with removable, original Lawsons Auctions sticker to front cover.
Description: Deeply researched articles written as First-hand accounts from the 5 years spanning Captain Arthur Philip's arrival at Botany Bay in Jan. 1788 to his departure in December 1792. The settlement in context of what was happening in the rest of the world.
Author: performed at the State Palace in Djakarta, published in honour of Madame Gorton, wife of H.E. the Prime Minister of Australia
Publisher: Reception Committee for State Guests, Government of Indonesia, Djakarta JAKARTA. 22 pages, illustrated with b/w line drawings.
Condition:Crisp, card-bound softcover, stapled at spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with slight age-toning to cover.
Description: Performance presented by the President's wife, Madame Suharto on 14/6/1968 in the State Palace in Djakarta. Sory: Fragment :Srikandi - Mustakaweni. Musicians from Radio Republic Indonesia (Sukiman) Singers Mmes. Bisono & Rukiah. Dalang: Ir.Sri Muljono ci.
Author: Ion L. Idriess classic Australian author and adventurer CORAL SEA TORRES STRAIT CAPE YORK Shipping Shipwrecks Islanders Aborigines ; Thursday Island
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1947, FIRST EDITION, hardcover without dj, 290 pages, 43 chapters, maps to endpapers, illustrated in B/w with detailed, fictionalised text
Condition:Slightly worn orange hardcover with clear title to faded spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & ROBUST in GOOD CONDITION without DJ and with a dedication to "Uncle Bob" dated 1947, internally clean, robust & strong.
Description: The story of Barbara Thomson, the only survivor of a wreck in the Torres Straits, who was taken captive by local people and married to a local chief, then rescued many years later by a British warship. An Australian Classic of the Cape York region.
Author: Adrian Lawlor, painter, writer & critic of 1930s AUSTRALIAN ART movement. Partial dustjacket illustrated with "explosive" Artwork by ERIC THAKE.
Publisher: The Ruskin Press, Melbourne, 1937, FIRST EDITION in bound form, no prior printings mentioned, 5 sections, 21 essays etc, 218pp.,Dustjacket of fireworks only partial
Condition:Clean tan/brown card-bound cover with attached fly-leaves, stiched 4-seam with a central page inclusive 103-106 unstiched as original, slight ageing to pp. edges, STRAIT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a bumped spine, the RARE dustjacket is front only.
Description: An arquebus is a primitive firearm, powerful but imprecise. A political and social lampoon of Australia in the 1930s. Lawler's explosive opinions about art are reflected in Eric Thake's book cover of exploding "squibs", or fireworks here present.
Author: Juliana and Toby Hooper - POTTERY - PHOTOGRAPHS POSTCARDS & CIGARETTE CARDS - BRIC-a-BRAC
Publisher: Macmillan, Sth Melbourne, 1990, Revised 3rd Edition, hardcover quarto with dj, 117pages, B/W &COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATION, green endpapers, 7 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside & slight edgewear.
Description: Books - Engravings and Lithographs 1770-1900 - Furniture - Australian Silver - Pottery - Photographs, Postcards and Cigarette Cards - Bric-a-Brac
Author: BANJO PATERSON - HENRY LAWSON - PRO HART
Publisher: 1)Ure Smith, Sydney, 1992, reprint, 1st pub. 1982, h/c large 8vo with dj, 136pp, COLOUR ARTWORKS throughout, 42 Poems 2)As above, 43 Poems
Condition:1)Illustrated glossy hardcover with title to spine and frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET. 2)As above, both books in a two-sided, open both ends illustrated box.
Description: Clancy of the Overflow - Geebung Polo Club - The Man from Snowy River - Saltbush Bill - A Bushman's Song - Father Riley's Horse
The Shearer's Dream - The Lights of Cobb and Co - Grog-an'-Grumble Steeplechase - Ballad of Mabel Clare
Author: A. B. "BANJO" PATERSON - PRO HART - The Man from Snowy River
Publisher: Ure Smith, Sydney, 1974, First Edition, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 80 pages, COLOUR ARTWORKS throughout, 23 Poems.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside, a few tears, rubbing and edgewear.
Description: Paterson's poems capture the spirit of the bush people; they celebrate the vast distances and the harsh beautiful places of outback Australia.
Pro Hart's paintings reflect the moods of the poems and add to the charm of the book.
Author: HENRY LAWSON - PRO HART - Sweeney - Grog-an'-Grumble Steeplechase
Publisher: Ure Smith, Sydney, 1978, 3rd imp., 1st pub. 1975, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 64 pages, COLOUR ARTWORKS throughout, 17 Poems.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside and slight edgewear.
Description: This volume two edition contains a further selection of poems which have been favourites for many generations.
Here's Luck - Corny Bill - Paroo River - The Fire at Ross's Farm and many more.