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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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Book Id: 14ca0214

Price: $37.90

Title: Here's to Shane (ISBN: 0855871156 / 0-85587-115-6) SCARCE SIGNED COPY

Author: Leslie Rees

Publisher: Wentworth Books, 1977. Hardcover (Original Cloth).First Edition. Signed twice & inscribed to Australian Editor Joan Clarke by the Author in 1977.

Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear. Dedicated on the frenpr and signed again on the title page. SCARCE

Description: Story of a boy born to almost total deafness, based on a true story of "Shane O'Donnell" Inscribed " Joan Dear - fellow scribe - with warm thanks for your belief in this book & for some very practical (and professional) help in reading the proofs.Leslie"

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Book Id: 14ca0199

Price: $NOT for SALE

Title: Practical Business Economics : 1941 Second Edition - Australian Business Practice in the 1940s.

Author: A Clunies Ross BSc (Syd) FCA (Aust) FCIS

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1941, Second Revised and Rewritten edition, 308 pp., 19 chapters, tables and examples, Index.

Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover with sl fade to spine, STRAIGHT CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with a couple of pen inscriptions, in GOOD CONDITION in a FAIR DUSTJACKET, intact with edgewear and chips.

Description: Business in 1941 Study, Money, Prices, Price Levels, Capital, Profit, Credit Wages, Limited Companies, Banks and Banking, Money & prices, Shares, Balance Sheets, Insurance, International Trade, Sales & Advertising, Income Tax, Index.

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Book Id: 14ca0197


Title: Aboriginal Tales from Australia by W H Allen retold by Shirley Goulden

Author: W H Allen, retold by Shirley Goulden and illustrated by Benvenuti

Publisher: W. H. Allen/Splendour Books, London, 1966. Folio hardcover without dj. Beautifully illustrated by Benvenui. Children's book.

Condition:Large folio size hardcover with illustrated cover which has mild edgewear, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with beautiful colour illustrations

Description: Children's book. Tales of the flowers, moon, fire, rainbow, dog-star. Illustrated hardcover with, 48 pages. 10" x 13 1/4".

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Book Id: 14ca0195

Price: $SOLD

Title: Australasian Sheep & Wool A Practical And Theoretical Treatise

Author: Alfred Hawkesworth , Lecturer, Sheep & Wool DEpt, Technical College, Sydney

Publisher: Sydney Australia: William Brooks & Co. 1911, Sydney Australia, 1911. Cloth. No Jacket. 4th Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth- bound hardcover with gilt title

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with title in gilt to faded spine and front cover, intact and robust, names to front endpaper & Tyrrrel's Book stamp, TIGHT, WHITE & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION without a dj.

Description: Fourth Edition Revised & Enlarged; 8vo; pp. 483; statistics, syllabus; Breeds of Sheep, Climate & pasture, Anthrax, Diseases, Merinos, Foot Rot, Judging sheep, Wool qualities, Sheep marking, Scouring, Technical Terms, Cross Breds, Wool Classing & morre !

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Book Id: 14ca0189

Price: $Not for Sale

Title: The Justices` Manual And Police Guide : a synopsis of offences punishable by indictment and on summary conviction.

Author: Stephen,Daniel, sub-Inspector of Police (compiled by) With an introductory chapter on Identification by finger prints by Inspector Childs.

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney Australia, 1913. Cloth. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Third Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xxxi + 549 pp.with index

Condition:Worn but intact cloth-bound hardcover which has obviously been much-used but remains ROBUST & INTACT, name to frenpr., foxing to prelims and edges, watermark to back endpaper, in FAIR PLUS CONDITION.

Description: some b/w.illustrations of fingerprints,a synopsis of Penal Laws in force in New South Wales,and other legal information,arranged for quick reference,the thoroughly revised third edition. Repealed sections and amendments marked by the printers in red.

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Book Id: 14ca0186


Title: Australia: land of Contrasts : Artwork from the 1930s by Australia's notable artists. .

Author: Ernestine Hill, edited by Sydney Ure Smith

Publisher: published by John Sands, Sydney 1943 First Ed. Pictorial wrappers pp. 32 (244 x 185 mm) Illustrated with colour reproductions of paintings by Australian Artists

Condition:Unpaginated 27 plates in colour by Australian artists with descriptive article by Ernestine Hill. Original stiffened cardboard with colour illustrated dustjacket. There are chips & rubbing to the dj, an inscription to the foxed frenpr GOOD MINUS CONDITION

Description: 27 colour reproductions of paintings by Heysen, Johnson, Ashton, Jackson, Herbert and others. Hill's text combines with Australia's 'notable artists' landscape paintings (Heysen, Johnson, Ashton,)& two of Margaret Preston's paintings of native flowers.

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