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Book Id: 14ca0844

Price: $42.20

Title: JULIAN ASHTON matching Facsimile Sketchbook & Biography + Slipcase,published by the Australian National Gallery 1981

Author: JULIAN ASHTON - published with the permission of the Julian Ashton Art School directors. Companion bound essay by Dynah Dysart.

Publisher: The Australian National Gallery with the permission of the Julian Ashton Art School directors FIRST EDITION in this form,2 matching oblong hardcover 8vos in slipcase

Condition:Matching burgundy cloth-bound hardcovers with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, in a GOOD slipcase with mild rubbing & some minor chips, edgewear & marks, with the burgundy ribbon intact.

Description: The Australian National Gallery collection includes many sketchbooks by Australian artists. Because of their fragility, some have been reproduced in facsimile. This is the second such published and in presented with an illustrated companion biog. essay.

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Book Id: 14ca0835

Price: $21.40

Title: 42 ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL MATCHBOXES 1950s, 1960s, 1970 New South Wales Towns, Railway Indian Pacific, CAPTAIN COOK

Author: 1. NSW Towns & Cities Series: #5 Parramatta #6 Newcastle #27 Forbes #34 Dubbo #36 Penrith ...2 copies : 6 intact matchboxes includes trays.

Publisher: 2. The Indian Pacific Railway These are match covers ONLY, no tray included. Two copies celebrating First Standard Guage service, March 1970 COLLECTIBLE AUSTRALIA

Condition:3. CAPTAIN COOK #1 Statue of CC.......2 copies, #3 Capt James Cook #7 Endeavour cannon...... 3 copies (1 is stained) #10 Inclimoter #12 Map #13 Landing at Botany Bay 1 #14 Landing at Botany Bay 2 #18 Endeavour River map #19 Endeavour River careening

Description: #20 Kendall's timepiece .3 copies #23 Sir Hugh Palliser.2 copies #26 HMS RESOLUTION #27 Watersprout #28 Tahiti #29Capt. Furneaux.2 copies #31 New Hebrides #33 Captain Cook in 1776 #34 Alaska.2 copies #39 Elizabeth Cook .4 copies, #40 Death of Cook

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Book Id: 14ca0797

Price: $182.40

Title: Opals & Sapphires How to Work, Mine, Class, Cut, Polish, and sell by Ion L IDRIESS Hardcover Dustjacket PHOTOS & MAPS

Author: by Ion L. Idriess 1969 2nd printing, first Published 1967 How to Work, Mine, Class, Cut, Polish, and sell OPALS & SAPPHIRES

Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1969, first reprint of the 1967 original,, hardcover 8vo with dj, 33 chapters, 8 b/w and 8 colour plate illustrations, maps, 231 pp.

Condition:Crisp orange cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions or marks, in a clipped,GOOD DUSTJACKET, robust & intact with edgewear, particularly to the top and some sunfading.

Description: This book is for both the prospector, who has to make a living, and the family man wondering about.a holiday rich in interest for the whole family. In 2 sections OPALS 26 chapters and SAPPHIRES 7 chapters.History of Opals History of Sapphires .

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Book Id: 14ca0781

Price: $Not for Sale

Title: SCARCE classic Australian philosophy book PEACE or WAR 1935 FIRST EDITION Hardcover, League of Nations.

Author: by (Sir) Francis Anderson : Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, President of the League of Nations Union (NSW).

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1935, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 8 chapters, 47 pp.Handwritten in ink to the front endpaper " With the author's kind regards"

Condition:cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with inscriptions including by the author, slight foxing to endpapers and pp. edges, quality paper.

Description: "Peace or War; Who are the Enemies of the League of Nations?, The Significance of Armistace Day; "My Country, Right or Wrong"; The bird of freedom; Christ & Antichrist; Dictators; The League of Nations and the World Crisis". LIGHT ITEM enquire re Post

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Book Id: 14ca0748

Price: $14.40

Title: DON'T - or Directions for Avoiding Improprieties in Conduct and Common Errors of Speech - Manners - COLLECTIBLE AND OUT OF PRINT

Author: CENSOR Oliver Bell Bruce - New Edition greatly enlarged

Publisher: E.W. Cole, Melbourne, 1910, softcover 8vo, 61 pages, plus 3 pages adv., plus 16 pages of 'Gems of Thought', Chapters.

Condition:Red Illustrated softcover with title to frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners with most of spine rubbed off, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.

Description: Also 200 Maxims on Conduct, Habits, and Manners, By the Best Authors Chapters include : At Table - In Dress and Personal Habits - In the Drawing-Room - In Public - In Speech - In General - In Womankind - For Young People

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Book Id: 14ca0659

Price: $29.90

Title: Play by James Tucker JEMMY GREEN in AUSTRALIA Comedy 3 Acts 1955Dj FIRST EDITION LIMITED EDITION of 1000 copies


Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1955, original edition of one thousand copies, hardcover 8vo with dj, 108pp., Appendices I-II & Bibliography. FIRST EDITION

Condition:Green & beige cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title on black to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITIION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few small tears & slight edgewear.

Description: Two manuscripts of this play were written by James Tucker at Port Macquarie in 1845. "This forgotten Australian writer (Australian by involuntary adoption) was not an exemplary character; but he could write". By the author of "RALPH RASHLEIGH"

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Book Id: 14ca0654

Price: $27.10

Title: 1930s HUGE MEDICAL volume - The HOME PHYSICIAN and GUIDE TO HEALTH : A treatise on the prevention and cure of disease.

Author: Editorial Staff - Includes : Newton Evans, B.S., M.D., F.A.C.P. - Percy T. Magen, Ph.D. M.D. - George Thomason, M.D., L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S., etc.

Publisher: Signs, Warburton Victoria Australia, not dated, 1930s, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 943pp., COLOUR PLATES & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, marbling to end papers, REFERENCE

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, blind-stamped embossed design to frcvr & spine, rubbing to spine, corners & edges w tear to spine & frcvr, slightly loose but all intact, some blue marks to covers, no inscriptions, GOOD CONDITION.

Description: The HOME PHYSICIAN and GUIDE TO HEALTH A treatise on the prevention and cure of disease; not intended to take the place of the family physician, but to aid the reader in co-operating with him intellingently. 19 Sections, 77 Chapters, Colour Plates.

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Book Id: 14ca0650

Price: $SOLD

Title: SCARCE Australian Title MONEY POWER by Frank ANSTEY MP SIGNED 1921 personal revised copy belonging to Frank Anstey

Author: by Frank Anstey MP - A RARE COPY OF A SCARCE TITLE - AUSTRALIAN POLITICS & HISTORY - PHILOSOPHY (revised edition of "The Kingdom of Shylock")

Publisher: Fraser & Jenkinson, Melbourne, undated but c1921, (he was MP 1910-1934) Revised Second Edition with changed title, 140pp., hardcover 8vo no dj, 11 chapters,b/w illus

Condition:Green cloth-bound softcover with title to spine and front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with inscription in pen to front paste-down opposite the unusual thick card frontispiece plate, resembling a cover (?perhaps glued-in, see scan).

Description: HANDWRITTEN DEDICATION : "This book is the property of Frank Astey, please friend do not take it away".(18 August 1865 – 31 October 1940), Australian politician, served 38 years as a Labor member of the Victorian and Commonwealth parliaments.

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