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Bruce Lee ( 1940 - 1973 )

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Rainbow Publications: 1974

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 020349

Condition: Very Good


Original maroon leatherette. Minimal wear to cloth. Gilt title to front is bright. Internally clean. Binding tight. 66pp View more info

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In Green and Red: The Lives of Frank Ryan

By: Adrian Hoar

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Dingle, Co. Kerrry, Ireland, Brandon Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017010

ISBN: 086322332X

Condition: Good


Jacket has moderate general wear and no tears. Minor bumping to top corners of cloth. Internally clean. Binding tight. 300pp View more info

The Dervish of Windsor Castle: The Life of Arminius Vambery

By: Alder, Lory;Dalby, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Bachman and Turner: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011075

ISBN: 0859740455

Condition: Good


Clipped jacket has heavy general wear, chipping to edges and sunning to spine and front. No real tears. Tape re-inforcement to inside of head and foot of jacket spine. Moderate wear to cloth. Moderate foxing to top edge of page-block. Front endpaper map page has former owner's details plus some feint pencil impressions. A 1cm tear to last page - otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. 512pp View more info

Redmond Barry: An Anglo-Irish Australian

By: Ann Galbally et al

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021683

ISBN: 0522845169

Condition: Very Good


Jacket has light general wear and no tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. Humphrey McQueen's blindstamp to ffep. 228pp View more info

The Last Emperor of China: Prisoner of History

By: Anna Hestler

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, FormAsia Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019607

ISBN: 9889826933

Condition: Good


Jacket has moderate general wear and minor age-toning. Some bumping to bottom front of jacket and cloth. Internally clean. Binding tight. 111pp View more info

The Journal of Annie Baxter Dawbin, July 1858-May 1868

By: Annie Baxter Dawbin and Lucy Frost (Editor)

Price: $80.00

Publisher: St Lucia, University of Queensland Press: 1998

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 021785

ISBN: 0702230464

Condition: Good


Covers have light general wear plus a crease to spine. Internally clean. Binding good. 668pp View more info

Fanatic Heart - A Life of John Boyle O'Reilly 1844-1890

By: Anthony G Evans

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Perth, Western Australia, UWA Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021311

ISBN: 1875560823

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal wear to jacket, No tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 280ppn O'Reilly was convicted for political conspiracy in England and sentenced for 20 years. After spending a number of years in English jails he was transported to Western Australia in 1868 on the last convict ship sent to Australia. Two years later, he escaped and fled to America on a whaling ship. In Boston he became a prominent literary figure. Many of his poems contain references to Australia. He is one of the earliest poets associated with Western Australia. View more info

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One Man and His Dog

By: Anthony Richardson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, George A Harrap & Co: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019316

Condition: Fair


Clipped jacket has moderate general wear, a 5mm tear to bottom rear and a few small nicks. Foxing to edges of page-block. Tape stains to feps.Inscription to front pastedown. Minimal foxing to preliminaries plus some moderate foxing to last few pages. Binding tight. 251pp View more info

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Ryszard Kapuscinski: A Life

By: Artur Domoslawski

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Verso: 2012

Edition: First English Language Edition

Seller ID: 021166

ISBN: 184467858X

Condition: Very Good


Jacket has light general wear and no tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 456pp View more info

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Saladin

By: Azzam, Abdul Rahman

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Harlow, United Kingdom, Pearson Education: 2009

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 017523

ISBN: 1405807369

Condition: Good


Jacket has moderate general wear and no tears. Former owner's name and number to half-title page - otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. 277pp View more info

An Unlikely Leader: the life and times of Captain John Hunter

By: Barnes, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Sydney University Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 017412

ISBN: 1920899197

Condition: Very Good


Minimal wear to covers. Spine not creased. Inscribed to an author acquaintance by author on title-page. Otherwise internally clean. 329pp View more info

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Rap Sheet

By: Blackie Audett

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1955

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller ID: 020695

Condition: Good


Jacket has heavy general wear, small tears and moderate losses. Light wear to cloth. Some foxing to edges of page-block. Foxing to preliminaries and last few pages. Otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. 251pp View more info

Raj, Secrets, Revolution: A Life of Subhas Chandra Bose

By: Bose, Mihir

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Norwich, England, Grice Chapman Publishing: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014449

ISBN: 0954572645

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear to covers. Spine not creased. Internally clean. 326pp View more info

Josephine Baker

By: Bryan & Patrick O'Connor Hammond

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021252

ISBN: 0224024418

Condition: Fair


Jacket has moderate general wear and a couple of small tears. Pencil mark to top corner of ffep. There is a water stain to bottom corner of pages. This diminishes to negligible after page 4. Stain is also evident on bottom edge of page-block. Otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. A reading copy. 304pp View more info

The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller

By: Carol Baxter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Sydney, Allen & Unwin: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021236

ISBN: 1760290777

Condition: Good


Crease to edge of last few pages...otherwise like new. 410pp View more info

Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer

By: Carolyn Strange and Alison Bashford

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Canberra, National Library of Australia: 2008

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 016413

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear to covers. Spine not creased. Internally clean. 282pp View more info

Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer

By: Carolyn Strange and Alison Bashford

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Canberra, National Library of Australia: 2008

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 012263

Condition: Good


Light general wear to covers. Bottom front corner of cover has some creasing and a tiny amount of laminate lifting. Spine not creased. Internally clean. 282pp View more info

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Chet Baker:: As Though I Had Wings

By: Chet Baker

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Griffin: 1999

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 021191

ISBN: 0312200838

Condition: Good to Very Good


Light general wear to covers. Spine not creased. Internally clean. 118pp View more info

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Billy the Blackfella from Bourke

By: Chris Woodland

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dural, New South Wales, Rosenberg Publishing: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022055

ISBN: 192507868X

Condition: Very Good


Minimal wer to covers. Spine not creased. A small area of eraser rubbing to top corner of half-title page. Otherwise internally clean. 168pp View more info

Captain Bully Hayes: Blackbirder and Bigamist

By: Clune, Frank

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010419

ISBN: 0207121184

Condition: Good


Unclipped jacket has heavy general wear, sunning to spine plus small losses and minor tears to top edge. Moderate wear to cloth. Age-toning to edge of page-block. Former owner's ink stamp to ffep - otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. 177pp View more info

The Three Lives of Gavan Duffy

By: Cyril Pearl

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales University Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018817

ISBN: 0868400165

Condition: Good to Very Good


Jacket has moderate general wear and some minor chipping. Minor foxing to edges of page-block. Internally clean. Binding tight. 237pp View more info

Dame Roma: Glimpses of a Glorious Life

By: Dame Roma Mitchell and Susan Magarey (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Axiom Publishing: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019876

ISBN: 1864761768

Condition: Very Good


Jacket has light general wear and no tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 366pp View more info

Shadow Warrior: From the SAS to Australia's Most Wanted

By: Dave Everett

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Penguin: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020787

ISBN: 0143010654

Condition: Good


Covers have moderate general wear. Spine not creased. Age-toning to edges of page-block. Internally clean. 438pp View more info

T.W. Edgeworth David: A Life

By: David Branagan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Canberra, National Library of Australia: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019463

ISBN: 0642107912

Condition: Good


Covers have light general wear plus a short crease to top front corner. Spine not creased. Internally clean. 648pp View more info

Mallee Boy: The Lad from Pallarang

By: David Little

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Australia, Minipublishing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022122

ISBN: 0646566245

Condition: Fair to Good


Pictorial boards are clean. The usual library additions and remants plus some tape remanats and abrasions to pastedowns. From Contents page on, internally clean. Some minor slackness in the spine but all pages secure. A reading copy. 474pp View more info

Revolutionary Imperialist: William Smith O'Brien 1803-1864

By: Davis, Richard Perceval

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia, Crossing Press: 1998

Edition: First Australian Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 007397

ISBN: 0958671346

Condition: Very Good


Moderate wear to covers. Spine not creased. Inscribed by author to title-page. Internally clean. 392pp View more info

Smoky Dawson : A Life

By: Dawson, H. H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW, Australia, Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 011724

ISBN: 0868617741

Condition: Very Good


Jacket has moderate general wear and no tear. Light wear to cloth. Inscription 'To my pal Joyce.' plus a doodle/sketch of mountains and sunrise.signed Smoky Dawson 1913 - 1985 (date of publication). Internally clean. Binding tight. View more info

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest

By: Dorothy Childers Schmitz

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mankato, Minnesota, Crestwood House: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 020864

ISBN: 0913940607

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal wear to book. Internally clean. 47pp View more info

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François Péron: An Impetuous Life: Naturalist and Voyager

By: Edward Duyker and Coralie Younger

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Melbourne, The Miegunyah Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021787

ISBN: 0522852602

Condition: Very Good


Jacket has minimal general wear and no tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 349pp View more info

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Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire. With Memoirs of His Life and Writings, Composed by Himself: Illustrated From His Letters, With Occasional Notes and Narrative, by John Lord Sheffield in Two Volumes. Volumes I and II

By: Edward Gibbon

Price: $130.00

Publisher: London, Strahan and Cadell: 1796

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022078

Condition: Fair to Poor


Externally in poor condition with the spines in very poor order with some losses. Hinges cracked. Edges of page-blocks foxed and with some stains. Heavy foxing to preliminaries and last few pages but text really very clean. Some scattered foxing to margins. All pages secure. Overall internally fair. xxvi, 703pp and viii, 726 pp A reading set. Some work on the spines and hinges would provide a solid fair example. Priced according to condition. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. A$20 domestic shipping for this set. View more info

The Life and Times of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith: An illustrated Chronology

By: Edward P Wixted

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Brisbane, E.P. Wixted: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021547

ISBN: 0646280767

Condition: Very Good


Jacket has light general wear plus minor bumping to upper edge. No tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 301pp View more info

Awakening: Four Lives in Art

By: Eileen Chanin and Steven Miller

Price: $10.00

Publisher: South Australia, Wakefield Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016416

Condition: Near Fine


Book very clean. 229pp View more info

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Germaine: The Life of Germaine Greer

By: Elizabeth Kleinhenz

Price: $22.00

Publisher: North Sydney, Australia, Knopf / Penguin: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022016

Condition: Very Good


Minimal wear to jacket. No tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 423pp As one of the first researchers permitted to trawl through the Germaine Greer Archive housed at the University of Melbourne, Elizabeth found evidence of a brilliant teacher, serious scholar, flamboyantly attired hippie TV presenter, provocative magazine columnist and editor, real estate investor, domestic goddess, creator of extravagant gardens and preserves, shelterer of strays and waifs, libertarian, bohemian, anarchist, working journalist, correspondent, traveller and adventurer, international celebrity and performer, w... View more info

All My Yesterdays: A Mosaic of Music and Manufacturing

By: Ernest Wunderlich

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019254

Condition: Good


Jacket has heavy general wear, several tears, small losses and some foxing. Age-toning to edges of page-block. Minimal foxing to endpapers, otherwise internlly clean. Binding tight. 103pp View more info

Edward Whymper

By: F. S. Smythe

Price: $120.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022205

Condition: Good


Jacket has heavy wear plus some tears and losses. Cloth has light general wear plus a 1cm tear at head of spine. Age-toning to edges of page-block. Foxing to feps and pastedowns (heavier at rear) plus margins of preliminaries and last few pages. Text and plates clean. Binding tight. 330pp View more info

King of the Castle: A Biography of William Larnach

By: Fleur Snedden

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Auckland, New Zealand, David Bateman: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022222

ISBN: 1869533534

Condition: Very Good


Jacket has light general wear aand no tears. Name and date on front pastedown, otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. 268pp View more info

The Scandalous Freddie McEvoy

By: Frank Walker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hachette Australia: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 022010

ISBN: 0733639879

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal wear to covers. Spine not creased. Inscribed by author to former owner on title-page. Otherwise internally clean. 326pp View more info

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The Memoirs of Gaius Carley: A Sussex Blacksmith

By: Gaius Carley and Francis W. Steer (editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, Moore and Tillyer: 1964

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 019127

Condition: Good


Unclipped jacket has some age-toning (mainly to spine) and a few small nicks. Some foxing to top edge of page-block. Former owner's bookplate to front pastedown, otherwise internally very clean. Binding tight. 74pp View more info

Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment: Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture

By: Gascoigne, John

Price: $28.00

Publisher: England, Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016370

ISBN: 0521450772

Condition: Very Good


Moderate general wear to jacket. No tears. Two feint tape marks to each fep - otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. 324pp View more info

Olive Pink: Artist: Activist & Gardener

By: Gillian Ward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Richmond, Victoria, Hardie Grant Books: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022026

ISBN: 174379360X

Condition: Good to Very Good


Minimal wear to boards. Top corner of ffep clipped, otherwise internally very clean. Binding tight. 228pp View more info

Mrs Kelly

By: Grantlee Kieza

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, ABC Books: 2017

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 022038

ISBN: 0733331572

Condition: Very Good


Jacket has light general wear and no tears. One page has fold to top corner. Otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. 616pp View more info

Conversations with Nelson Algren

By: H. E. F. Donohue; Nelson Algren

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2001

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 022066

ISBN: 0226013839

Condition: Good


Light general wear to covrs. Spine not creased. Name and date to half-title page, otherwise internaally clean. 333pp Nelson Algren was an American writer. Algren may be best known for The Man with the Golden Arm, a 1949 novel that won the National Book Award and was adapted as the 1955 film of the same name. According to Harold Augenbraum, 'in the late 1940s and early 1950s he was one of the best known literary writers in America'. He also wrote 'Walk on the Wildside', which much later inspired the title of the Lou Reed song. In the last years of his life, the work that Ernest Hemingway once s... View more info

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Pulling No Punches

By: Hall, Barry with Michael Cowley

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Sydney, Murdoch Books: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017987

ISBN: 1742660983

Condition: Very Good


Minimal wear to covers. Spine not creased. Internally clean. 248pp View more info

In the Frame: My Life in Words and Pictures

By: Helen Mirren

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008603

ISBN: 0297851977

Condition: Near Fine


Unclipped jacket has light wear. Book very clean. Binding tight. 272pp View more info

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Memoirs of a Young Bastard: The Diaries of Tim Burstall November 1953 to December 1954

By: Hilary McPhee

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Melbourne, The MIegunyah Press: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 020581

ISBN: 0522858147

Condition: Very Good


Jacket has light general wear plus a 1cm tear to top front corner. Inscribed by author to former owner on title-page. Internally clean. Binding tight. 343pp View more info

Cecil Rhodes: A Study of a Career

By: Howard Hensman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa, C. Struik: 1974

Edition: Limited Edition of 1,000

Seller ID: 011213

ISBN: 0869770411

Condition: Good


Jacket has heavy general wear. Very small losses to head of spine and extensive sunning. Light wear to cloth. Minimal foxing to edges of page-block. Large signature and date to title-page - otherwise internally clean. Binding tight. Numbered 451 of 1,000. 382pp View more info

Ernest Giles: Explorer

By: Hughes, Thea Stanley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NSW, Australia, Movement Publications: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009829

ISBN: 0908076231

Condition: Very Good


Light wear to covers. Spine not creased. Light spotting to top edge of page block. Internally clean. 145pp View more info

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Love and Exile: An Autobiographical Trilogy

By: Isaac Bashevis Singer

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1986

Edition: First Paper Edition

Seller ID: 022142

ISBN: 0374519927

Condition: Good


Moderate werat to covers, Spine has a crease and minor sunning. Some foxing to edges of page-blosk. Former owner's details to ffep, otherwise internally clean. Binding good. 352pp View more info

Sir Archibald Burt: First Chief Justice of Western Australia 1861-1879

By: J. M. Bennett

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Leichhardt, New South Wales, The Federation Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019879

ISBN: 1862874387

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal wear to jacket. No tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 143pp View more info

Sir James Dowling: Second Chief Justice of New South Wales 1937-1844

By: J. M. Bennett

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Leichhardt, New South Wales, The Federation Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 019880

ISBN: 1862873917

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal wear to jacket. No tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 212pp View more info