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

Book Id: 14ca0640

Price: $54.80

Title: A SCARCE BOOK from 1894 Helpful Chemistry for Agriculturists How workers can help themselves. CLARENCE RIVER NSW

Author: Angus Mackay FCS Instructor in Agriculture, Technical College, N.S.Wales. Medallist for Chemistry and for Australian Grasses, Author.

Publisher: Batson & Co, Printers and Publishers, Clarence St., Sydney & Edwards, Dunlop & Co., Clarence St.,Sydney, also The Orange Judd Publishing Co., NY, preface dated 1894

Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine which has been knocked at the crown, leaving 1 1/2" (4 cm) section chipped from the spine, otherwise STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with initials in pen to titlepp. and preface page.

Description: •An unusual analysis of the chemistry of agriculture in the 1890s, particularly in the Grafton (North Coast of NSW region). •Apparatus for testing •Natural phenomena investigated. •Chemical changes •Geology of Agriculture •Soil and

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Book Id: 14ca0578

Price: $Sold

Title: ROBINA by E.V. TIMMS 1958 FIRST EDITION with Dustjacket 10th Novel in Australian Historical Saga

Author: E.V.Timms 10th Novel in this Australian Historical Saga. COLLECTIBLE AUSTRALIAN BOOKS , FIRST EDITIONS, LIMITED EDITIONS, GOOD CONDITION

Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1958, FIRST EDITION hardcover 8vo with dj, 245pp.

Condition:Maroon cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine & silver sailing shop to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, previous owner's name etc., to frcvr, old sticky-tape marks to eprs, slight foxing to eprs & edges

Description: As in previous novels, this one abounds in varied and fascinating characters. We find the great historical figures of those early days in South Australia, both in colonization and exploration, the influx of the German settlers and their influence.

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Book Id: 14ca0538

Price: $32.90

Title: ION IDRIESS One Wet Season 1949 FIRST Edition Hardcover PHOTOS of DERBY KIMBERLEY Western Australia Monsoon Season

Author: Ion L Idriess AUSTRALIAN CLASSIC AUTHOR --- OUTBACK Western Australian TRAVEL - FIRST EDITION

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1949, First Edition, 172pp., hardcover 8vo without dj, 39 chapters, b/w photo illustration plates. Coloured maps to endpapers. Frontisp.

Condition:Worn and marked (see scan) but intact cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine which is bumped at the crown, STRAIGHT and TIGHT in GOOD MINUS CONDITION with a photo of Idriess glued to the 1/2 title-page, without dustjacket and with a marked cover.

Description: First Edition of Idriess' book describing the lives of the men who gather in the Kimberley every year at the tiny port of Derby, WA. There they remain isolated during the Wet Season. Written and photographed in 1934 as a series of "fragments" of lives.

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Book Id: 14ca0533

Price: $14.40

Title: Australian & New Zealand Motor Racing History :WIZARD SMITH by Simpson 1977 1st Edition Softcover PHOTOS

Author: Steve Simpson (former editor of WHEELS magazine in 1958)

Publisher: Murray, Sydney, 1977, FIRST EDITION, 128 pp., large softcover 8vo, 12 chapters, illustrations are b/w photos, World Speed Records, Appends., Notes, an appreciation.

Condition:Softcover with title to spine, a few chips to edges of cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a name in pen to the 1/2 title page.

Description: The Real Story of WIZARD SMITH An exciting, previously untold chapter of Motoring History Written by Simpson, who intervued Smith before his death in 1958. A fascinating biography of the man who persued the Wakefield Trophy in the 1930s.

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Book Id: 14ca0528

Price: $24.40

Title: AUSTRALIAN LEGENDARY TALES Collected by K. Langloh Parker, Edited by H. Drake-Brockman, Illust by Elizabeth Durack

Author: Collected by K. Langloh Parker Selected and Edited by H. Drake-Brockman, Illustrated by Elizabeth Durack

Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1953, 1st of this edition, originally published in London in 1896, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 237pp., B/W and one colour ILLUST.

Condition:Brown Half leather (spine & corners) with textured cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, yellow to outside page edges, foxing to eprs and to page edges, no dj.

Description: These important legends were collected by Mrs Langloh Parker more than 100 years ago, from the aborigines that she grew up with on her father's station, and on her own station when she was married. Some of the stories are "woggi-gai", or fairy-tales.

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Book Id: 14ca0269

Price: $12.40

Title: DIG. A Drama of Central Australia. (The Story of Burke and Wills).

Author: Frank Clune

Publisher: Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1951, Hardcover, 241p. New Illustrated Edition. Ochre cloth, frontispiece portrait, black & white illustrations, endpaper map.

Condition:Ochre cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, name in pen to 1/2 title, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without a Dustjacket. Very occasional light fox-spots and slight age-toning to ROBUST pages

Description: The complete story of the historical Burke and Wills expedition through Central Australia. Illustrated with b&w photographs.

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Book Id: 14ca0217

Price: $11.90

Title: An Outline of the Duties of Justices of the Peace in New South Wales.

Author: His Honour Judge D.S.Edwards. $th Edition by G P L Hungerford, Barrister at Law.

Publisher: The Law Book Co of Australasia Pty.Ltd., Australia, 1936, 8vo hardcover without dj, 185pp, 7 chapters, Index

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with blindstamped title to frcover and faded gilt to spine,Fox-spots to prelims and to pp. edges, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD MINUS CONDITION without inscriptions and without a dj.

Description: With some alterations following upon amendments to the Justices Act, 1902 etc. - Appointment of Justices; The Magistrate & Jurisdiction; Duties; Credibility of witnesses; Production of Eviidence; Witnesses.

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Book Id: 14ca0216

Price: $Not for Sale

Title: Australia : My Country : Topics include Tasmanian memories, Tambourine Mountain, and Sydney's wild gardens

Author: Charles Barrett

Publisher: Melbourne Australia: Oxford University Press, 1941, Melbourne Australia, . 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall, 136pp, 22 sections, illustrated in b/w with illustrated eprs

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, illustrated endpapers, dedication to 1/2 titlepp., slightly shook but intact and robust in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing & mild edgewear, now protected in plastic.

Description: Written by one who returned from the last war with a deeper love than ever for his own country - Australia, this book, of handy size, will be a welcome gift to Australians on active service. It is offered as a tribute to them and to their native land.

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