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Book Id: 17scc01706

Price: $Not for Sale

Title: The Observers Book of Aircraft compiled by William Green 1971 Edition Hc with Dj

Author: compiled by William Green with silhouettes by Dennis Plunnett 1971 20th edition, hardcover smallest 8vo 288 pp, with text, photos and silhouettes

Publisher: Frederick warne & Co. London, 1971

Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frontcov. in Very Good Condition, in a clipped dustjacket with slight rubbing, in Good Plus Condition.

Description: Describing 185 aircraft with 355 illustrations, plus detailed data for the latest aircraft for 1971.

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Book Id: 17scc01703

Price: $Not for sale

Title: The Death Rays of Ardilla by Captain W E Johns 1959 Hc Dj A story of Interplanetary Exploration by the BIGGLES author.

Author: Captain W E Johns, famous author of the BIGGLES and WORRALS series. Pictures by STEAD including a coloured frontispiece.

Publisher: The Children's Book Club for Hodder and Staughton, London, 1959, Hc with Dj, 15 Chapters, 192 pages.

Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION IN A VERY GOOD DUSTJACKET which has not been clipped. There are minor age-spots to the page edges but the book is crisp and robust, possibly unread.

Description: "A stranger from beyond the THIRD REGION has told us that all ships in their section of the Universe have been warned to keep well clear of Ardilla"

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Book Id: 17scc01696

Price: $NOT for SALE

Title: NANCY DREW series THE CLUE IN THE CRUMBLING WALL by Carolyn Keene ISBN 000160418x pub. Collins & Co 1972 Hardcover

Author: Carolyn Keene. The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories.

Publisher: William Collins Sons & Co., London, 1972, hardcover 8vo, 160pp, 25 chapters.

Condition:Crisp illustrated hardcover with presentation inscription to the front endpaper, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in Very Good Condition.

Description: When Nancy is asked to find a professional dancer who disappeared several years before, the young detective becomes involved in a mystery reaching far beyond a missing-person's case. Nancy and her friend's investigation is at Heath Castle.

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Book Id: 17scc01613



Author: LORNA BINGHAM of the George Edwards Production Company - Illustrated by Harmut Lahm ABORIGINAL LEGENDS

Publisher: WINN & Co., Sydney, 1941, FIRST EDITION, softcover quarto, COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS & 1 colour illustrations, 32 pages.

Condition:Illustrated softcovers with title to front cover, three staples to spine, top corner missing front cover, small tears & rubbing to covers, spine loose (all intact), slight foxing and age-toning to endpapers.

Description: Tuckonie & the Golden Boomerang - White Magic and Black - The Seidlitz Powder - The Idol of Ng'rui Moch - The Kakadu Tribe and many more.

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Book Id: 17scc01580

Price: $Not for Sale

Title: MY PLACE - The Story of Australia from Now to Then

Author: NADIA WHEATLEY and DONNA RAWLINS - Text and Illustrator

Publisher: Collins Dove, Melbourne, 1988, reprint, hardcover quarto without d/j, unpaginated, filled with COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS, Year Chapters.

Condition:Laminated colour illustrated hardcover with title to spine & front cover, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without dustjacket.

Description: Warning: This book is a time machine ! It flips you back into the past, and no matter where you live in Australia, your place has a story as old as the land.

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Book Id: 17scc01578

Price: $Sold

Title: DUMPER the KANGAROO - by the Author of Rosemary in Ryhmeland and other DUMPER books - FIRST EDITION

Author: EVELYN BARTLETT - Illustrated by Audrey Addison

Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1955, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with d/j, 82 pages, B/W ILLUSTRATIONS (some with yellow), 10 Chapters, illustrations to endpapers.

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & illustr to front cvr, rubbing to spine & corners, inscription to front endpaper & small bookshop sticker to inside frcvr in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small pieces missing, rubbing & edgewear.

Description: Dumper was a very young kangaroo when he decided to go adventuring in the Big Bush in search of something he wanted very much. This is how Dumper & the Three Woolly Caterpillars start their big adventure.

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Book Id: 17scc01503

Price: $16.40

Title: The YEAR of the CURRAWONG by Elanor Spence 1965 FIRST EDITION literature award by F W CHESHIRE bookplate & inscription

Author: Elanor Spence, winner of the 1963 Australian Children's Book Award,illustrated by Gareth Floyd -AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE SPECIAL FIRST EDITION

Publisher: Oxford University Press, London, 1965, FIRST EDITION,hardcover 8vo with dj, printed in the UK, distributed in Australia by F W Cheshire P/L 13 chapters, 170pp.

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with spine & edgewear, intact & ROBUST with the presentation inscriptions to the front endpapers, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD MINUS CONDITION in a non-adhesive,plastic-protected GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET, unclipped with edgewear.

Description: The Kendall family moves from Sydney to Currawong Crossing. The children are at first reluctant. The FIRST EDITION, presentation copy by F W Cheshire to a local school, the Cheshire's Award for Literature in the Senior School, for Victoria Gosford, Dec'65

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Book Id: 17scc01467

Price: $Sold

Title: Billy Bunter's Postal Order by Frank Richards 1951 FIRST EDITION illustrated by R J Macdonald pub. by Charles Skilton

Author: Frank Richards - prolific author of the BILLY BUNTER, Greyfriars, Tom Merry & Rookwood series of Boys Books

Publisher: Charles Skilton Ltd, London, 1951, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 40 chapters, frontisp. in colour, 238pp with b/w illustrations.

Condition:Slightly worn green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine and front cover, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with slight age-toning to pages & edges. Book sticker to enpr.

Description: A splendid FIRST EDITION featuring the Fat Owl of the Remove, with great, classic illustrations by Macdonald

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