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The Hand In The Dark by Arthur J. [John] Rees (£103.00)Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head — 1925Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with fading to the spine and boards. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Soiling to the first blank, more lightly so to the last blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: First in this, The Cheap, edition. [First: 1920] 2pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear. From the DNB: “Rees was born in Melbourne where he was, for a short time, on the staff of the Melbourne Age and then joined the staff of the New Zealand Herald. In his early twenties he went to England.

His talent as a writer of crime-mystery stories is evidenced by Dorothy Sayers in the foreword to Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror, 1928. Two of his stories were included in an American world-anthology of detective stories.”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Pale Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 382 pages. Tags: age aldringham's and anise argosy arthur australian born brink chance clue colwin cup dark destiny diarists downs fear flying for grey greymarsh hampstead hand hangletree her herald house investigations island john joined lake last later love marauders melbourne merry moon mystery new old pavilion peak pit rea rees river rock short shrieking silence simon single staff sussex the threshold time tragedy twelvetrees was watson writer zealand
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The International Encyclopedia of Dogs by Edited by Stanley Dangerfield & Elsworth Howell (£92.00)Publisher: Pelham — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little ruffled at the edges of the dust wrapper. Edges of the boards a little scuffed. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Internally bright and clean. Errata slip tipped in at title page.Description: From the flap: “Here, in one volume, is an encyclopaedia without equal as a reference book for both expert and amateur. It demands a place in every dog-lover’s library. Entirely new, it is the first work of its kind for forty years. It provides up-to-date information, alphabetically arranged, about the history of dogs, the development and characteristics of the great breeds, the world’s leading dog shows, the breed requirements, the training, care and management of dogs, and the major canine ailments. Full-colour plates are included of 125 leading breeds, and there are over 500 additional illustrations in black and white, many of which have been specially commissioned to make the book both compelling and comprehensive.”Notes: Jacket designed by George Sharp. Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 480 pages. Tags: american anatomy apso australian bouvier breeders breeds canine champions charles chihuahua club clubs consultant deerhound des dictionaries dietary dog dog-racing dogs encyclopaedias encyclopedias english expert experts field flandres foxhound german greyhound gun highland hounds irish italian japanese kennel king lhasa livestock management mountain norwich otterhound papillon pointer police pyrenean racing rhodesian ridgeback saluki samoyed setter sheepdog short-haired show shows silky spaniel specialist sporting terrier terriers the tibetan training trial trials vizsla west white working world yorkshire
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My Autobiogaphy by Shane Warne; Richard Hobson; (£53.50)Publisher: Coronet — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0340769874]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Australian Test star Shane Warne was recently voted one of the five greatest cricketers of the 20th Century. He has been described by Richie Benaud as the finest young leg spinner of all time, and is on line to break the record for the highest number of Test wickets ever taken. Warne exploded into Test cricket in England in 1993. His first ball fizzed back from outside the leg stump to bowl Mike Gatting, the England Captain, and amaze a crowd of 30,000 spectators. Warne has never looked back and ever since has been a key player in international cricket. In his autobiography, Shane Warne describes with humour and insight the major influences in his life and the issues that have dominated cricket at the highest level. Colourful accounts of the various Ashes series and Australian Tests blend with chapters on the psychology of bowling against top batsmen. A man who has the gift of making friends through cricket wherever he goes, Warne is back to his best after a career-threatening injury.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Ian Botham. Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 343 pages. Tags: cricketers spin bowlers test matches australians
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Papers in Algebra, Analysis and Statistics by VARIOUS (£33.00)Publisher: American Mathematical Society — 1982Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0821850091]Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps and slightly faded. Binding weak with title and first blank now loose.Description: Vol IX. Proceedings Of The 21st Summer Research Institute Australian Mathematical Society Held At The University Of Tasmania Hobart, Australia, January 12-February 6, 1981.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Contemporary Mathematics series. 400 pages. Tags: homology representations matrix correlation singular integral equations numerical analyst’s viewpoint algebraic surfaces rudin-shapiro sequences near-rings sphere packinas linear programming bifurcation catastrophe theory algebra number absolute retracts relatively injective simple brown-mccoy radicals comparison theorem commutative group algebras orthogonal systems po1ynomia1s functional bounded symmetric domains convex bodies banach spaces pa1aeomagnetic records mathematics phylogeny fisher’s distribution statistical software australian mathematical society bianchi groups mennicke grunewald homotopy grothendieck-riemann-roch representation topological problems gaussian quadratures euclid grassmann clifford zx-80 various lidl 0821850091 contemporary
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Dassault-Breguet Mirage III/5 by Salvador Mafe [Mafé] Huertas (£28.00)Publisher: Osprey — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0850459338]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Duelling in the clear blue skies above the Sinai, or skimming in at mast level over San Carlos Water, the classic delta shaped Dassault-Breguet Mirage HI/5 has earned itself a combat reputation second to none. Designed over thirty years ago, the Mirage HI/5 continues to serve with more than a dozen air forces around the globe. Although built as a light interceptor for the Armée de l’Air, the Mirage 111/5 has been converted successfully into a tactical strike aircraft, as well as a superb photo-reconnaissance platform.

Prolific Spanish author Salvador Mafe Huertas details the full service history of the Mirage HI/5, with special emphasis on the Fuerza Aerea Argentina in the Falklands. The Israeli connection is fully covered, as well as Spanish, Swiss and Australian operational histories. Overall, all users of the French classic are detailed, including aircraft colours and serials.

First-hand accounts gleaned from many sources especially for this volume add a vibrant and emotional dimension to the Mirage HI/5 story. Illustrated with over 160 black and white photographs (many previously unpublished), and 12 photographs in full colour, MIRAGE HI/5 contains over 50,000 words of text Full performance and other statistical data, as well as summaries of major modifications to the aircraft, are all included in detailed appendices.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 7¾". In the Osprey Air Combat series. 198 pages. Tags: dassault aerial aeronautical aeroplanes air aircraft and attack aviation construction day design engineering falkland fighter france general heavier history iii individual islands jet manufacturer mirage operations planes present than the types war
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Australia: Land of Many Dreams by Lyall Rowe (£27.00)Publisher: Colour Library Books For Gordon & Gotch — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 086283158X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Small crease at top edge of lower panel. Slipcase slightly scuffed in a couple of places. A pleasing copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “For a country which can claim less than a century of nationhood Australia has a fantastic history which has the power to fascinate and enthral. Many thousands of years ago the very first Australians made their way to the vast southern continent on fragile rafts and boats. The nomadic Aborigines created a lifestyle which was rich in culture, but which made little use of the land's vast potential. Intriguing insights into the story of this nation and the character of the people are provided by the fascinating text and glorious full-colour photographs in this book.”Notes: Size: 11" x 13". Brown boards with Orange titling to the Spine & Upper Board. Tags: australia aborigines captain cook new south wales captain james cook cape york queensland van diemen’s land tasmania victoria northern territory norfolk island cocos keeling islands christmas island coral sea island macdonnell islands australian antarctic territory southern hemisphere climatic conditions western australia queensland great dividing range commonwealth parliament kanakas gold rush immigration restriction act anzac day canberra tasmania joseph lyons hobart flying doctor service qantas australian labor party burley griffin sir joseph cook sydney harbour
P&P: UK 1st £9.75. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £15.56. EU Air £15.35. ROW Surface £15.56. ROW Air £29.22

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The Valley of a Thousand Deaths by Conrad H. Sayce [Jim Bushman] (£25.50)Publisher: Blackie & Son — UndatedBinding: Hardback [ISBN: B001AGOKQI]Condition: Good+. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with rubbing to the same. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: A novel set in the outback of Australia.Notes: Illustrated by W. E. Wightman. Size: 7½" x 5". Decorative boards. In the Blackie's Books For Boys series. 256 pages. Tags: bushman-trooper water-holes adolescents full-length molesworth king-smith historical corrupting literature children’s pre-school destroying curriculum bestseller oodnadatta adolescent australian charlotte bookshelf childrens carpenter imaginary education catherine cresswell australia katherine christian trooper’s camp-fire adventure youngster narrawing classics coolidge andersen children kathleen margaret mystical language pleasure juvenile enduring european humphrey instinct brothers pioneers american literary
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Attack on the Somme by Edward G. D. Living (£22.00)Publisher: SPA Books/Tom Donovan Military Books — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 090759011X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “Edward Living’s ‘Attack On The Somme’ was one of the earliest published books by a Serviceman recounting a personal tale of that terrible conflict. This is one man’s view of July 1st 1916, the first day of one of the most massive offensives in the history of modern war. The great struggle over the Somme was to drag on all through the summer of 1916 and was brought to a standstill by the winter weather in November. During these months the number of casualties incurred by both sides reached an incredible 1,300,000.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by John Masefield. Size: 8" x 5". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 90 pages. Tags: 12th 1916 56th abbeville accrington aisne alan alanbrooke albert alice allenby alley also america amiens ancre and andn anzac argyll armies army arras arrow artillery attack australian barnsley basil battalion battalions battle beach bertie bloch blunden bombardments border bottomley bouchavesnes bouzincourt bradford brigade brigades british brooke brophy brown buchan bucket bucquoy
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Dad's Favourites: Village History Through Folk-Song by Barbara Standsure (£21.50)Publisher: Clover Press — 1999Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Slight, uneven, fading to the spine and covers otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¼". 118 pages. Tags: aller andrew arrow athol australia australian before bush came child county creek drummond family farm from head inland lambton led marsh melbourne near langport scotland sheep somerset station the their west woodman
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Schooling Reform in Hard Times by Edited by Bob Lingard, John Knight & Paige Porter (£19.50)Publisher: The Falmer Press — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 075070120X]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Number 9 in the series. From the cover: “This book provides critical policy analyses of recent developments in Australian education with comparative references to those in the UK, USA and New Zealand. Specifically, the book focuses on the Labour Government restructuring at both the Federal and State levels, with particular reference to discourses on equity, policy, administrative structures and curriculum. More generally, the book provides a sophisticated analysis of the impact of New Right political pressures upon the restructurings.

This is one of the first texts to take an international stance on policy analysis and includes the work of many of the best known scholars in the area..”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Deakin Studies in Education series. [XI] 312 pages. Tags: administration and aspects australia case change comparative education educational management organization policy reconstruction reform reorganisation social state studies
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A Treasury of Favourite Australian Poems by Currey O'Neil (£19.00)Publisher: Victoria: Currey O'Neil Ross Pty Ltd — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0859022242]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is also faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Ribbon Markers [1]; Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “The poems that have come to be favourites of Australians have, through the years, been sifted by our emotions and have left a chord of recognition in our hearts. Many of the classics are by past heroes of Australian verse and prose such as Henry Lawson, A. B. “Banjo” Paterson, Adam Lindsay Gordon and Henry Kendall. Some, by the poets of the recent past and today like Judith Wright, A. D. Hope, Kenneth Slessor, Rosemary Dobson and Roland Robinson have moved into the same area of recognition. This presentation of favourite poems will stir the hazy index of first lines that we carry in our heads…”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Brown boards with White titling to the Spine. 132 pages. Tags: neil 0859022242 poetry australia hope slessor robinson lawson wright gordon kendall
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Henry Lawson by Colin Roderick (£19.00)Publisher: Angus & Robertson — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 020714558X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of the textblock lightly soiled. Text bright and tight.Description: Commentaries on His Prose Writings. From the cover: “In these authoritative commentaries Emeritus Professor Colin Roderick traces the development of Henry Lawson as a literary artist — from the beginnings of his writing career in 1888 to the composition of his final sort-story sequence, “Previous Convictions”, just before his death in 1922.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue/Grey boards with Blue/Grey titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 429 pages. Tags: criticism interpretation henry lawson brooding nordic mind sensitivity coach painter bush boyhood manic depression yanco murrumbidgee irrigation areas australian writers stories sketches lawson’s published prose about dreams seminal stories creative genius poetic mind
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Songlines by Bruce Chatwin (£19.00)Publisher: New York: Elizabeth Sifton Books — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0670806056]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the bottom corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little dulled. Black pen mark, remainder mark possibly, to the foredge of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Notes: Jacket designed by Neil Stuart. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Cream Spine Strip on Brown boards with Brown titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: australia journeys fiction aboriginal australians social customs religion australian aborigines conditions writing cultural english essays travelogues science anthropology
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Bradman by A. G. Moyes (£18.00)Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co. — 1948Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss along the top edge. Faded at the spine where there is loss to the dust wrapper. Leans. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Arthur E. R. Gilligan. Size: 8" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 222 pages. Tags: and australia australian batsman body-line bradman captain cricket donald first-class george gqncration greatest his matches others over runs scores sir test the trumper
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
Vintage Colour by Steven Morris; Mardi Zeunert; (£18.00)Publisher: East Street — 2005Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1921037040]Condition: Near Fine.Description: When London based photographer, Steven Morris, first came to Australia to shoot photographs of its wineries he was struck by the incredible southern light and the way it rendered colours with a unique brilliance. So when Steven was approached by his Australian friend, Mardi Zeunert, to compile a book they decided to take their inspiration from the simpte colour wheel and go from there. Beginning with red the images slowly turn brown, orange, yellow, green and blue to marvelous effect. Vintage Colour is a collection of over 100 of Steven's photographs taken on his visits to Australia's wine regions over the past 10 years. Vintage Colour celebrates the diversity of the wine industry and conveys the hard work and good humour of the people who make it all happen.Notes: 113 pages. Tags: perth hills wine regions australia barossa valley kangaroo island hastings river riverina swan hill alpine valleys goulburn valley macedon ranges pyrenees gippsland tasmania orange mclaren vale currency creek manjimup riverland mudgee
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Nature of Australia: A Portrait of the Island Continent by John Vandenbeld (£16.50)Publisher: Collins Australia — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0732200032]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1988] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The earliest explorers of Australia felt themselves to be in an alien world of bizarre animals and strange plants, a land left behind by time. That sense of strangeness pervades the perception of Australia to the present day. Much of its life — and the way it is lived — is unique, but there’s also a new understanding of Australia’s origins and its links with the rest of the natural world.

Based on the acclaimed television series, the book brings together new discoveries and insights into a comprehensive and fascinating account of how the island continent came to be the way it is, the making of its dramatic landscapes, and the origins and evolution of its marvellous plants and animals.

Nature of Australia traces the rise of those most extraordinary mammals, the marsupials, from their beginnings in the primeval forests of the Americas to their triumphant radiation in Australia; it tells the story of the rich and varied seas, from the storm-tossed kelp forests of the south to the marvels of the Great Barrier Reef; it follows the great climatic changes that turned the continent from a lush land of plenty into a parched place of drought and fire which forged ingenious ways of survival; and it reveals the impact of human immigrants on the continent and its creatures: first the Aborigines and their firesticks, then, in the last 200 years, Europeans and their technology.

Accompanied by a wealth of splendid photographs and other illustrations, Nature of Australia is a lucid and engrossing account of the making of Australia and its marvels — an enthralling portrait of the island continent.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 8". Red boards with White titling to the Spine. 292 pages. Tags: natural history australia australian broadcasting corporation organisms nature the world country life pets john vandenbeld 0732200032
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Living with Folk Art: Ethnic Styles from Around the World by Nicholas Barnard (£16.00)Publisher: Thames & Hudson — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0500015104]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Jacket illustration: Upper: Pre-Columbian masks, figures and animals are grouped alongside an Australian Aborigine stele; Rear: A collection of Mexican Indian and colonial artifacts, furniture and furnishings. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Turkoman jewellery hung in glittering clusters above a cottage fireplace, a shapely and colourful array of Pueblo pots brightening drab kitchen shelves, an Indian house-shrine forming a miniature alcove for a flickering flame… here are interiors of all kinds in which ethnic art shines out as a challenging and increasingly fashionable alternative to the familiar trappings of conventional home decoration. Nicholas Barnard and James Merrell’s painstaking location work in Europe and America has yielded dazzling colour photographs of tribal and folk art beautifully harmonized with the best of Western design.

The art of primitive peoples — ceramics and textiles, masks and metalware, baskets and carvings — was once dismissed in the West as heathen and crude; but opinions have now been completely transformed. Artists such as Picasso and Matisse led the new enthusiasm for tribal and folk art in the early decades of the twentieth century. Today such dynamic yet deeply rooted creativity is available to us all: to travellers, in museums and art galleries, but also, more importantly, in Western shops and markets. From delicate Indonesian floral batiks to ghoulish Mexican Day-of-the-Dead figurines, from African earthenware to intricately fretted Indian screens, the range of artefacts now obtainable is boundless.

Living with Folk Art charts the growing appreciation of arts and crafts from regions outside the developed world. The original use and significance of the objects now adorning our homes are fully detailed, and a worldwide survey documents the peoples who made them. Nicholas Barnard provides inspiring ideas for displaying these items, whether functionally as furniture, architectural fittings or kitchenware, or simply as decorations, and advises on their care and collection. A comprehensive directory lists galleries where such art can be seen, and retailers from whom it can be obtained.

Exotic, charming, but always unusual and provocative, folk art can transform interiors of all kinds.”
Notes: Illustrated by James Merrell (Photos.). Size: 10½" x 10". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: interior decoration transform interiors all kinds ethnic art directory lists galleries and retailers exotic charming unusual appreciation arts folk peasant ethnography nicholas barnard james merrell photos first editions firsts printings 1st
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Douglas Jardine: Spartan Cricketer by Christopher Douglas (£15.50)Publisher: Methuen — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0413772160]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: First in this edition. [First: Allen & Unwin, 1984] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The explosive impact of the 1932-33 MCC tour of Australia sent shockwaves through world cricket with captain Douglas Jardine’s use of intimidating and, some said, unsportsmanlike ‘bodyline’ tactics against Bradman and the all-conquering Australians. Reactions ranged from embarrassment to outrage, and Jardine himself was dogged ever after by his part in the controversy. One of the most successful England captains of all time, he nevertheless became the scapegoat for the bodyline furore, and was ostracised by the English authorities. Contemptuous of his critics, he soon left the Test match arena to pursue relatively unfulfilling careers in business and journalism. He died at an early age in 1958, having never assumed the role of influence within the game for which his abilities so amply equipped him.

History has not been kind to Jardine. Both Australian and English commentators were keen to see him as the villain of the piece, an inflexible, arrogant character whose bad judgement brought the game of cricket and Anglo-Australian relations to near collapse. But the real Douglas Jardine was a much more complex, intelligent and sensitive personality: a man, as John Arlott described him, of ‘cool mind, utter honesty, unflinching courage and unwavering purpose’. Born shortly before the death of Queen Victoria, raised in the atmosphere of the British Raj, he learned his cricket at Winchester and Oxford but played it — at the highest level — as the game was becoming ever more commercial, mass-market entertainment. In this new, revised edition of Douglas Jardine — Spartan Cricketer, Christopher Douglas explores the contradictions in the life of this troubled figure upright idealist and dry humorist, meticulous sportsman and stigmatised wrongdoer — and restores him to his proper place in English cricket history.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 222 pages. Tags: autobiography biographies biography cricket douglas england jardine players recreation sports
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Masquerading in the Rainforest by M. H. Richings (£15.50)Publisher: Awe — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1876012005]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Tiny ding to DJ and top edge of upper board otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers.Notes: Illustrated by Julian Bruère. Size: 9¾" x 6½". 151 pages. Tags: koala australian fiction childrens
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Men Are Stupid, Women Are Crazy by Peter Ruehl (£15.50)Publisher: Melbourne University Press — 2011Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0522861121]Condition: Very Good. Single reading crease to the spine. Leans slightly. Light crease to the join of the upper wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Peter Ruehl’s humorous columns on life, family and politics have been one of the Australian Financial Review’s most beloved and prominent features for more than two decades. His irreverent wit and ability to puncture pretentiousness with a well-turned phrase gave thousands of dedicated readers a good reason to read the paper back to front on the days the column appeared. His descriptions of growing up with teenage children are laugh-out-loud funny (well, for parents), and a younger generation of readers decided he was cool, with his constant satirical references to their music and dress and approach to life. Politicians sometimes winced, but knew his hilarious descriptions of what was really going on in Canberra resonated more loudly than any press release. Peter Ruehl never lost his distinctive American style but he was able to understand Australian culture and to write about his views in a passionately funny and deeply personal way.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [VII] 307 pages. Tags: lifestyles humor interpersonal relations australia social life and customs peter ruehl 0522861121
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A Standard Guide to Horse & Pony Breeds by Edited by Elwyn Hartley Edwards (£14.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0333266498]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. Price Clipped. Heavily faded at the spine. Notably cocked.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover: “As many as 150 distinct breeds and types of horse and pony exist in the world today, and this is the first book to provide standard descriptions of all of them including the official Breed Description in every case where there is one. Breed societies from all over the world have cooperated with the publishers in compiling this most comprehensive work of reference. An unusually interesting feature is the up-to-date information it includes from the Soviet Union, represented by no less than 46 breeds, several of them described in English for the first time. In addition there are descriptions of nearly 30 very rare or now extinct but once significant breeds in various countries.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 352 pages. Tags: horse breeders cross-breeding stud farms pony breeds horse pure-breds exhibiting dressage showjumping racing horse breeding association american horse shows association peruvian paso falabella australian stock horse budenny ukrainian riding horse russian trotter viadimir heavy draught horse karabakh tavda lincolnshire fen pony chapman horse devonshire pack horse merlin mustang north atlantic pony
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Air War Iraq by Tim Ripley (£14.50)Publisher: Pen & Sword — 2004Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 1844150690]Condition: Near Fine.Description: The three-week-long assault on Iraq in March and April 2003 was the culmination of well over a year's worth of preparation. This book looks at how US, British and Australian air commanders pulled together their plans and executed them to overwhelm Iraq's defences. This book tells the story of the build-up and the war from the perspective of the US, British and Australian airmen. Unfortunately little has emerged to date from Iraq's airmen and air defence troops, so their story can only be told in part. This is not an account of why America, Britain and Australia went to war against Iraq. That story is for others to tell. 144pp. Size: 4to Crown (9¾" x 7½")
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Cricket by Peter Arnold (£14.50)Publisher: W. H. Smith — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0863075975]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a slight ripple to the top corner of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of World Cricket, with its lavish illustrations, many in colour, brings to life the whole panorama of the international game. The great matches and the great players are all vividly portrayed in words and pictures.

The largest section deals with Test cricket from its inception. Every series played is described, from the first in 1877 to the Australian visit to England in 1985 — from Charles Bannerman’s 165 not out which won the first-ever Test match for Australia, to the great batting of David Gower which won back the Ashes 108 years later.

The World Cup and other one-day international matches are also described in their various sections. Cricket history is reviewed from the mists of pre-Hambledon days, through professionalism, county cricket, and the emergence of the MCC to the rapid growth of one-day cricket in the 1960s.

A Gallery of Great Players highlights the careers of nearly 200 of the best cricketers from W. G. Grace to lan Botham, Viv Richards and Allan Border, with extended biographies and full career figures for 67 of them.

A comprehensive records section completes the book. Over 200,000 words and over 450 pictures, many in full colour, provide readers with hours of enjoyment: replaying the matches, reliving the careers of the players, comparing the records and feats of the immortals.

The book is a splendid read and an invaluable source of reference for all cricket fans.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Gower. Size: 12" x 9". Pictorial boards. 317 pages. Tags: administration array ashes assurance averages axa backward batsman batting benson bouncers boundary bowled bowlers bowling bribery britannic catching centuries championship chronology circuit controversies counties county cover cricket cricketers culture cup declaring delivery dropped drove encyclopedias england’s equipment equity extra-cover fastest fielder fielding first-class follow-on genius grounds gully hedges index india indies
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The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Verse by Beatrice Davis (£14.50)Publisher: Nelson — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0170064077]Condition: Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Top corner of the last few leaves slightly damp-wrinkled. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise and not an unpleasant copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “THIS SELECTION of popular verse speaks with the voice of Australia, from the convict era to the present day. It is a book to give pleasure to all lovers of verse; to recall the old favourites nostalgically remembered; and to open new doors by introducing the modern poets who speak of our world today.

In harmony with the poems, an inspired selection of paintings, drawings and photographs complement the poets’ visions and help to evoke atmosphere, time and place1.

‘Click Go the Shears’, The Wild Colonial Boy’, ‘Waltzing Matilda’, ‘The Man from Snowy River’ — the ballads with their enduring charm take first place in the book as they do in the hearts of many Australians young and old.

Love of country and the beauty of the Australian landscape are celebrated in poems like Henry Kendall’s ‘September in Australia’ and Dorothea Mackellar’s ‘My Country’ and in many later lyrics. Henry Lawson, Shaw Neilson, Mary Gilmore, are all given their place, as the selection moves on to Kenneth Slessor, Douglas Stewart and their contemporaries. Then comes the modern scene, with younger poets such as Thomas Shapcott, Bruce Dawe, and Les Murray.

Quality and clarity — as well as popular appeal — have governed the choice in compiling this lively anthology. In making her selection, Beatrice Davis has helped distil the Australian experience; she has done so in a way that can be shared by all Australians now, and for many years to come.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Pale Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 327 pages. Tags: 9780170064071 australian poetry grant jamie davis beatrice introduce kenneth slessor les murray convicts and outback workers began the ballad tradition expressed our attitudes poets explored rediscovered reassessed environment anthologies have 0170064077
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The Magic of Dance by Margot Fonteyn (£14.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563176458]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. The dust wrapper has been neatly mylar-sealed. Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “During her glittering career Margot Fonteyn has brought the magic of dance to audiences throughout the world. In this book, which arises out of the BBC2 six-part series of the same title, she gives her own fascinating account of what that magic has entailed through five centuries.

Tracing the history of the dance she takes us back to the Versailles of Louis XIV and Russia in the nineteenth century, and forward to the success of Isadora Duncan, Pavlova, Nijinsky and Nureyev. Taking her examples from wherever dance has flourished — Russia, France, Denmark, Austria, Britain and the United States — she reveals patterns and meanings in the past which can explain how ballet may develop in the future.

But it is above all with people that this book is concerned: the most important personalities of a world of dance that can encompass Fred Astaire and Baryshnikov, Karsavina and Josephine Baker. Many are famous, some now forgotten; but all in their time and place had magic. In Dame Margot’s shrewd but generous assessment of her great (and not so great) predecessors all lovers of dance will find the perfect introduction to its past, and an authoritative look to its future.

The many colour and black and white photographs, paintings and drawings were all chosen under Dame Margot’s supervision, and some come from her private collection..”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 326 pages. Tags: 0563176458 agrippina aihambra alexandra alexei alicia amalia american and anna appleyard astaire august auguste australian badet baker ballerina ballet ballet’s ballets balthasar baronova bars baryshnikov beatrice beaujoyeulx berlioz bolshoi bolshol bournonville brugnoli carlo casanova ceuarius chaboukiani chaliapin character choreographer city copenhagen court d’egout dame dance dancer dancers dancing danilova david develop
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Surviving the Sword: Prisoners of the Japanese 1942-45 by Brian MacArthur (£14.00)Publisher: Time Warner — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0316861421]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: From the cover: “Many of the British, Australian and American prisoners held by the Japanese during the Second World War were so scarred by their experiences that afterwards they could not discuss them even with their families. They believed that their brutal treatment by Japanese and Korean guards was, literally, incomprehensible. But some prisoners were determined that posterity should know how they were starved and beaten, marched almost to death or transported on ‘hellships’, and used as slave labour — most notoriously on the Burma-Thailand railway — and how thousands died from tropical diseases. They risked torture and execution to keep secret diaries and make sketches and drawings that they hid from the guards wherever they could, sometimes burying them in the graves of lost comrades. The diaries tell of inhumanity and degradation, but there are also inspirational stories of courage, comradeship and compassion: how the men cared for the sick; risked death to steal from the Japanese; staged shows, concerts and cricket matches in the jungle; made secret radios; and how the doctors operated — and saved lives — with razors and butcher’s saws. When men have unwillingly plumbed the depths of human misery, said one prisoner, the artist Ronald Searle, they form a silent understanding of what solidarity, friendship and kindness to others can mean. The diaries and interviews with surviving prisoners on which Surviving the Sword is based will tell a new generation about that solidarity, friendship and kindness.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 495 pages. Tags: 1937-1945 1939-1945 and asia atrocities battles campaigns conflict conscript east europe european general history japan japanese labor military other prisoners prisons second sino-japanese war world
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Vintage Colour: Wine Australia by Steven Morris & Mardi Zeunert (£14.00)Publisher: East Street — 2005Binding: Hardback (Lamininated Boards) [ISBN: 1921037040]Condition: Very Good. Uneven tanning, or sunning, to the boards and spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “When London based photographer, Steven Morris, first came to Australia to shoot photographs of its wineries he was struck by the incredible southern light and the way it rendered colours with a unique brilliance. So when Steven was approached by his Australian friend, Mardi Zeunert, to compile a book they decided to take their inspiration from the simple colour wheel and go from there. Beginning with red the images slowly turn brown, orange, yellow, green and blue to marvellous effect. Vintage Colour is a collection of over 100 of Steven’s photographs taken on his visits to Australia’s wine regions over the past 10 years. Vintage Colour celebrates the diversity of the wine industry and conveys the hard work and good humour of the people who make it all happen.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Hazel Murphy. Size: 10" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 113 pages. Tags: zeunert 1921037040 photographs visits australia’s wine regions past diversity industry
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Great-Grandmama's Weekly: A Celebration Of The Girl's Own Paper 1880-1901 by Wendy Forrester (£13.50)Publisher: Guildford & London: The Lutterworth Press — 1980Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718824504]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine.Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Plates; Black & White Plates; Black & White Drawings; Musical scores;

From the cover: “Here is a vanished age, recaptured through the pages of a remarkable magazine. First published in January, 1880, price one penny, The Girl’s Own Paper proved to be a success from its earliest days; and in its prime, at the close of the nineteenth century, over a quarter of a million readers bought the new issue each week. Wendy Forrester re-creates the magazine in all its energy and liveliness: Its Editor, whose personality shaped it; Its contributors, from a daughter of Queen Victoria to the young W. B. Yeats; And its readers — peers’ daughters and shop girls, vicars’ nieces and housemaids — ranging from six-year-olds to grandmothers, and scattered from Czarist Russia to the Australian Outback. This delectable book evokes the sights and sounds, the beliefs and opinions, of a supremely fascinating era.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 176 pages. Tags: fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st girl own paper women periodicals english youth history girls youths children young british imprints serials press journalism 20th century family relationships
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Manual of Foreign Dialects for Radio, Stage and Screen by Lewis Herman; Marguerite Shalett Herman; (£13.50)Publisher: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company — 1943Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently faded at the spine and the margins of the boards with rubbing to the tips. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Garson Kanin. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 416 pages. Tags: acting actors and australian beche bermuda british chinese cockney czech dialects english etc european filipino finnish foreign french german gilbert greek hawaiian how hungarian india irish islands italian japanese jugoslav language lithuanian manual mar mexican middle new norwegian phonetics pidgin polish portuguese pronunciation russian scottish slang spanish speakers swedish the use words yiddish zealand
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Ashes in the Mouth: The Story of the Bodyline Tour of 1932-33 by Ronald Mason (£13.00)Publisher: The Hambledon Press — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0907628311]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper, a little rubbed at the edges. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;

From the cover: “The Bodyline Tour to Australia in 1932-33 has a strong claim to have been the most dramatic Test series in the History of Cricket. England under the ruthless captaincy of Douglas Jardine and including Herbert Sutcliffe and Wally Hammond in their number, brought one of the greatest of all fast bowlers, Harold Larwood, to try and contain the most prolific batsman the game has ever known, Donald Bradman, by bowling leg theory or Bodyline. The harsh choice facing the Australian players, ringed on the leg side by fielders, was to play the ball and risk being caught or to leave it and risk it bowling or hitting them. The Third Test at Adelaide and the injuries caused there to Woodfull and Oldfield shook the cricketing world and threatened English-Australian relations. Jardine’s plan achieved its aim: Bradman was contained and England won the series — but at a cost that is still debated.

Ronald Mason, whose previous books have won him a high reputation amongst cricket writers and include biographies of Hobbs and Hammond, has used the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the tour to give a judicious and balanced account of what actually happened: why Bodyline was adopted; what it involved in practice; its impact at the time; and whether it can now be justified. This is a thrilling story splendidly told.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by R. E. S. Wyatt. Size: 8½" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 238 pages. Tags: cricket england history australia test matches bowling english teams with australian 1932-1933 ronald mason 0907628311 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Australia's Small Marsupials by Anon. (£13.00)Publisher: Bay Books — 1981Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0858354500]Condition: Very Good. Sunning to the lower margins of the boards. Previous owners' inscription to the rear pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings;Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. In the Australian Wildlife series. 49 pages. Tags: 0858354500 australian wildlife australia mammals carnivorous marsupials grazing animals marsupial pigmy possum tasmanian devil antechin antechinus kowari wombat bandicoot
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Favourite Australian Poems by Various (£13.00)Publisher: Child & Associates — 1987Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 086777052X]Condition: Very Good. Light knock to the foot of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “At some time in our lives most of us have come in contact with our heritage of Australian bush verse. Our blood has stirred to the urgent rhythm of a Paterson poem; our hearts have opened to Lawsori’s interpretation of bush life; and we’ve laughed along with C. J, Dennis and John O’Brien.

Favourite Australian Poems is a miniature treasury of verse from these writers and others of similar stature. The poems included all reflect the poets’ love of the Australian bush — its savagery, its harshness, and its contrasting beauty and splendour — and also the poets’ feelings for the people who lived and worked in the bush.

Beautifully illustrated with Ron Driscoll’s subtle and evocative pencil drawings, Favourite Australian Poems will prove a valued addition to the shelves of those who treasure the works of our best loved Australian poets..”
Notes: Illustrated by Ron Driscoll. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Pictorial boards. 48 pages. Tags: ambiguity anthologies aristotle’s assonance australian bard biblical bush canzone cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy epic evocative fable ghazal haiku hymns illustrate incantatory irony jintishi limerick lines literary lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rima rondeau ruba’i satirical scansion sijo simile sonnet speech stanzas superbly symbolism tanka terza the traditions uses verse versifier villanelle
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Living and Working in Australia: A Survival Handbook by David Hampshire (£13.00)Publisher: Survival Books — 2009Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1905303750]Condition: Very Good.Description: 6th Edition. Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Living and Working in Australia is essential reading for anyone planning to live or work in Australia and the most up to date source of practical information available about everyday life. It’s guaranteed to hasten your introduction to the Australian way of life, and, most importantly, will save you time, trouble and money! The best-selling and most comprehensive book about living and working in Australia since it was first published in 1998. Contains up to twice as much information as similar books.”Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 390 pages. Tags: philippines immigration emigration employment immigrants guidebooks polynesia countries caledonia handbooks australia visitors customs manuals working pacific oceania holiday zealand foreign guides social living abroad skills guinea papua
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Raiders: Elite Forces Attacks by John Laffin (£13.00)Publisher: Chancellor Press — 1999Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0753703629]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “During the Second World war a number of daring military actions were carried out by Allied and Axis land, sea and air forces against targets carefully selected for their strategic or propaganda values. These raids were as individual in character as the men who carried them out and equally unique in their objectives. John Laffin relates more than twenty such operations mounted by British, German, American, Australian, Italian and Canadian forces.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 194 pages. Tags: commandos special air service long range desert group glider-borne raiders pilotage parties tobruk raids rommel raid cyrenaica great raid nazaire bruneval caper pacific raiders cockleshell heroes singapore raids australian raiders par sir roger keyes david stirling camouflaged equipment lieutenant bill kennedy blair paddy mayne enemy convoy david lloyd owen
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Anyone for Cricket?: A Diary of an Australian Tour by Bob Taylor; David Gower; (£12.50)Publisher: Pelham — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0720711967]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned and slightly brittle.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “This book is the first of its kind. Never before have two cricketers in the same team kept separate diaries of an England tour in Australia — and with a gap of seventeen years between them, the views of Bob Taylor and David Gower are fascinatingly diverse. Aided by BBC journalist Patrick Murphy, the players describe the daily events of England’s triumphant visit. But “Anyone for Cricket?” is not just about the game, although England’s most exciting young batsman and the world’s number one wicketkeeper reveal stimulating insights into the sport. It’s also about Australia as a continent, the people, the way of life and the pressures a touring side has to face. This is a really absorbing account of the nature of the overseas tour.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 176 pages. Tags: 1978-1979 adelaide against and attendant australia australian bob boycott’s brearley brisbane britain century christmas coai colleague cricket david derbyshire edmonds emburey england english fifth first fourth gatting geoff geoffmiller gooch gowcr gower great hendrick history hundred icncosieris international laughlin maclean match matches melboume melbourne mike observations old one-day out over personal perth photo players randall roa room run run-outs second skipper stand stump taylor teams tests the third tokhard tolchard victoria vital wicket-keeper with
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Bodyline by Philip Derriman (£12.50)Publisher: Collins — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0002165775]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, a little discoloured to the same. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs, tables & diagrams.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Bill O'Reilly. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: internationals limited-overs match-winning wicket-keeper international wicket-taker championship match-fixing out-swinger extra-cover off-spinner partnership first-class richardson ironmonger australian square-leg mid-wicket statistics scorecards triangular follow-on assurance centuries cambridge pictorial declaring england’s off-stump selectors alexander sutcliffe australia 1932-1933 britannic fingleton no-balls woodfull mastered averages spooning grimmett bouncers tourists straight backward trafford long-leg catching practice fielding
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Cafe Kitchen: Relaxed Food for Feeding Friends At Home by Shelagh Ryan (£12.50)Publisher: London: Ryland Peters & Small — 2014Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9781849755610]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Enjoy relaxed, sunkissed dishes at home, brought to you by Australian-born foodie Shelagh Ryan, owner of London's Lantana, Salvation Jane and Ruby Dock Cafes.Notes: Illustrated by Kate Whitaker (Photos.). Size: 9½" x 7¾. Pictorial boards. 159 pages. Tags: lantana cafe london england cooking recipes australia cafe culture australian cookery courses dishes history
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Folklore of Australia by ANON. (£12.50)Publisher: Currawong Press — 1984Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0730102076]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Gently faded at the spine.Description: Here is a book that reveals the true richness of Australian folklore in a selection of writings as fresh as a breeze from the Australian bush. The selection ranges freely over most aspects of Australian folk history, from stories of the Aborigines, the first Australians, to accounts of Australia’s legendary fame in fields as far apart as sport and war.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Walter Stone. Size: 11¼" x 8¼. 240 pages. Tags: bushrangers pioneers drovers bullockies aborigines australian characters australian history myths legends henry lawson banjo paterson duke sutton edward sorenson bean nehemiah bartley scots chinese the rebellion eureka antipodeans larrikin pushes box hill messiah adam lindsay gordon tales henry lawson manning clark caroline chisholm birth the bunyip batavia massacre sterling castle saga anzac the light horse gallipoli the belyando pommy jackeroo first cricket team barcroft boake melancholic strain
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Last Post: The Final Word from Our First World War Soldiers by Max Arthur (£12.50)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0297846442]Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Following the great success of the best-selling Forgotten Voices of the Great War, Max Arthur has found and interviewed the last twenty-one British veterans of the conflict. The oldest of these men is 109, the youngest 104. In their own words they describe the extraordinary changes that have occurred during their lifetimes. Born in the reign of Queen Victoria, all have lived as adults through the Depression, the Second World War and the Millennium. But for these men, the Great War was the defining period of their lives. Some of them, mere boys at the outbreak, lied about their ages to join up. They saw action in the trenches, at sea and in the fledgling air services.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Cream boards with Red titling to the Spine. 272 pages. Tags: meuse-argonne porokovskikov skoda-porsche expeditionary anti-semitism ersatz-reserv straussenburg flamethrowers dellmensingen combined-arms passchendaele yarde-buller conscription disadvantage negotiations transylvania saint-hubert verdun-paris etain-verdun saint-mihiel anglo-french organization intelligence propagandist mobilization joseph-simon rennenkampf wissembourg switzerland wurttemberg verdun-metz bethincourt tirailleurs jean-joseph knobelsdorf minenwerfer tagliamento grandmaison philippines clemenceau millimetre hindenburg grignotage censorship clausewitz konstantin carpathian belleville controlled superieure fourteenth
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Military Training Aircraft of Today by Roy Braybrook (£12.50)Publisher: Haynes — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0854295984]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges.Description: From the cover: “As the job of the military pilot yearly becomes more difficult – largely as a function of equipment complexity – so does the training task. Roy Braybrook carries out an international survey of the training aircraft available and how they meet — and often fail to meet — the needs of the training arms concerned, and how what may be a simple choice in equipment terms is inevitably compromised by financial constraints, political factors and, not least, the need for a new training type to be compatible with existing equipment.”Notes: Size: 10" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. 144 pages. Tags: military training aircraft airplanes military 623.74.’6 tl685.3 flying training school ministry defence pratt whitney canada royal australian air force royal air force undergraduate pilot training chipmunk eaglet vought f109 garrett firecracker norman fouga gnat folland hawk bae ha-200 hispano ia-63 pampa fma jet provost bae l-70 vinka
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Put Lock On! by Kirwan Ward (£12.50)Publisher: Robert Hale — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0709133723]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Slight ruffling of DJ, with small (1.5cm approx.) split at head of spine. Bumped on leading top corners. Still a very pleasant copy of this uncommon book.Description: "Put lock on !" was the cry of Western Australian cricket fans who knew that when this hardboiled English bowler ran up to the crease the sparks would begin to fly. With its wealth of colourful sidelights on cricketing and cricket personalities over the last couple of decades, it is an essential addition to every cricket-lover''s library. 138pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")
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Surprise Attack by Peter Darman (£12.50)Publisher: Blitz — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1856052281]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, ¼" nick to the foot of the lower panel.Description: With the aid of 120 well-crafted full-colour maps, each with a comprehensive supporting text, Surprise Attack features the most famous and decisive actions fought by the world's outstanding units in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East, Africa and Central America.Notes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Pictorial boards. 176 pages. Tags: marine corps guadalcanal tarawa iwo jima inchon khe sanh and hue rangers sened pass d-day grenada airborne forces bastogne corregidor dak hamburger hill panama waffen demyansk pocket kursk cherkassy normandy french foreign legipn dien bien phu kolwezi british parachute regiment bruneval arnhem suez goose green israeli paras mitla
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The Making of the Worlds Elite Forces by Dr Terry White (£12.50)Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0283061111]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the flap: “Special men, special weapons and equipment. The term elite conjurs up images of grimly determined warriors undertaking dangerous missions against the odds. The Making of the World's Elite Forces is an authoritative account of how the world's most deadly military units are created and kept in a a state of high readiness.”Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: commando troops marines parachute special forces military science terrorism elite units history war defence operations terry white elites royal marine corps navy seals paras airborne israeli army rangers french foreign legion spetsnaz sas green berets australian fighting weapons traditions combat battles insurgency 101st divisions warfare camouflage enemy lines malaya traitor partisans
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Favourite Poems by Henry Lawson (£12.00)Publisher: Carmel Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0908048114]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: A selection of Lawson's poems combined with the work of Australian landscape painters of the period give a new insight into the lives of ordinary Australians during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Illustrated with colour plates. Size: Crown Octavo
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Private Lives by P N Reilly (£12.00)Publisher: Kangaroo Press — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0864171498]Condition: Very Good.Description: Ages, Mates and Movements of Some Australian Birds. Illustrated with B&W photographs. First in this edition. Maps to the endpapers. From the cover: “Have you ever wondered what the life span of a particular bird is, how long it stays with its mate, whether it changes breeding places and builds new nests, or where it travels? This is the kind information collected by the Australian Banding Scheme, and presented in this book. The author takes a selection of 43 birds and reveals wondrous facts about each species: how some perform incredible feats covering vast distances, some then come back to the same place to find their mate, and how most young birds leave the nesting area before they mate. Breeding habits can involve pairs, trios, communal breeding, single parents of each sex and pairs of the same sex. The reasons behind this behaviour are complex, but the chain of discovery begins here.”Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 80 pages. Tags: australasian grebe wandering albatross short-tailed shearwater australasian gannet black-faced shag cattle egret sacred ibis magpie goose wedge-tailed eagle brown falcon double-banded plover lacham’s snipe sharp-tailed sandpiper silver gull welcome swallow flame robin eastern yellow robin grey-crowned babbler willie wagtail superb fairy-wren brown thornbill striated thornbill white-throated treecreeper brown treecreeper fuscous honeyeater new holland honeyeater satin bowerbird australian magpie exploit climate and environment breeding systems birds communal breeders breeding ornithologists plumage csiro division wildlife research
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The Bodysurfers by Robert Drewe (£12.00)Publisher: Penguin — 2001Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0141008016]Condition: Very Good. Pages very gently age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “Set among the surf and sand hills of the Australian beach — and the tidal changes of three generations of the Lang family The Bodysurfers is an Australian classic. A short-story collection which has become a bestseller and been adapted for film, television, radio and the theatre, The Bodysurfers on its first publication marked a major change in Australian literature.”Notes: Size: B Format (7¾" x 5¼"). 165 pages. Tags: robert drewe australian 0141008016 domestic fiction short stories english writers
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20th Century Design, Jewellery and European Decorative Arts: Melbourne 29 - 30 August 2005 by Anon. (£11.50)Publisher: Armadale: Sotheby's — 2005Binding: Paperback Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8¼". 144 pages. Tags: art auctions auction catalogues australia australian art artists designers sales
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A Parson in the Australian Bush by C. H. S. Matthews (£11.50)Publisher: SPGF — 1946Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Cover quite badly sunned in places pages tight and well presented.Description: This book attempts to give an account of the founding and subsequent history of the Brotherhood of the Good Shepherd, the second in order of time of the now numerous Bush Brotherhoods, which have completely transformed the Church life over vast areas of the Australian Bush during the past quarter of a century. Note: Book dated from inscription behind book plate. Mono illustrations throughout.
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Bodyline: The Novel by Paul Wheeler (£11.50)Publisher: Faber & Faber — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0571131697]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Gently faded at the spine of the dustwrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the rear panel: “There are two teams out there. One is trying to play cricket. The other is not. That was the bitter accusation of Australian captain W M Woodfull during the infamous 1932/3 Test Series with England. Why? The reason was Bodyline.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 211 pages. Tags: jardine larwood fastest bowler win back the ashes crucial event history cricket fateful tour gripping sporting drama woodfull australian mcc Melbourne
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Forgotten Voices of the Great War by Max Arthur (£11.50)Publisher: Book People — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. A little shelfwear at head and tail of spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “In 1972 a team of academics and archivists from the imperial war museum set about the momentous task of tracing ordinary men and women who had lived through one of the most harrowing periods of modern history, the First World War. Veterans from Britain, Germany, America, Australia and Canada were interviewed in detail about their day-to-day experiences on and off the front. The archive has grown to be one of the most important of its kind in the world and provides a unique account of life during the Great War. These tapes, some of which have rested unheard for decades, contain the forgotten voices of a generation no longer with us. Now over thirty years on, after hundreds of hours in the archive, author Max Arthur has created this remarkable, landmark history of the First World War.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Sir Martin Gilbert. Size: 8" x 5½". 326 pages. Tags: combined-arms dellmensingen meuse-argonne straussenburg passchendaele ersatz-reserv anti-semitism expeditionary skoda-porsche porokovskikov flamethrowers propagandist joseph-simon intelligence organization conscription anglo-french saint-mihiel etain-verdun yarde-buller disadvantage negotiations transylvania saint-hubert verdun-paris mobilization tagliamento philippines grandmaison rennenkampf minenwerfer knobelsdorf jean-joseph wissembourg switzerland wurttemberg verdun-metz bethincourt tirailleurs mangiennes malancourt saint-gond aubreville barrenkopf ludendorff propaganda bar-le-duc balfourier maximilian offensives montfaucon
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