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Advanx: Service with a Smile.
Advanx; Mercier, Emile.
Advanx Australia / Marchant & Co. (Printer) Sydney 1926 
  Paperback oblong octavo, good plus condition, card covers, stapled (rusted), colour cartoons, corners some pages creased, spine rubbed, scuff mark top corner front cover, minor edgewear. Unnum 28 pp. A scarce Emile Mercier cartoon booklet that advertises Advanx Australia (headquarters in Sydney), manufacturer of retread tyres. Mostly double-page spreads, consisting of a cartoon with caption on one side, and jingle advert on the other side. (Estimated date, 1926. Contains the name "Advanx Australia Organised Tyre Service", which was trademarked in 1926 by the Advanx Tyre & Rubber Company. Not the 1927 Advanx brochure stating "Invite Us to Your Flat". Advanx was founded in 1921.). 
Price: $250.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4474  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bonzer: Australian Comics, 1900s - 1990s.
Shiell, Annette (editor); Stone, Mick (checklist).
ISBN: 1876677007
Elgua Media Melbourne, Redhill South 1998 
  Paperback small folio, as new condition, numerous colour photos (of comics), copy 1. 188 pp. Edited by Annette Shiell, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. Checklist compiled by Mick Stone. Numerous colour and b&w illustrations throughout. Includes chapter notes, select bibliography, further reading, plus index. From rear cover (in part): "From Ginger Meggs to Zero Assassin - just as Australian society has changed over the years, so have our comics. The essays collected here chronicle these changes and show what a valuable cultural resource this underrated art form really is. The book features a comprehensive list of Australian comics, biographical details of the artists themselves and over 350 examples of their work. As much of this material has never been published together before, Bonzer will prove to be an invaluable reference for students, librarians, researchers and collectors". With laid-in slip notifying correct ISBN (printed 1876308125 is incorrect). 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17257  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bonzer: Australian Comics, 1900s - 1990s.
Shiell, Annette (editor); Stone, Mick (checklist).
ISBN: 1876677007
Elgua Media Melbourne, Redhill South 1998 
  Paperback small folio, as new condition, numerous colour photos (of comics), copy 2. 188 pp. Edited by Annette Shiell, National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. Checklist compiled by Mick Stone. Numerous colour and b&w illustrations throughout. Includes chapter notes, select bibliography, further reading, plus index. From rear cover (in part): "From Ginger Meggs to Zero Assassin - just as Australian society has changed over the years, so have our comics. The essays collected here chronicle these changes and show what a valuable cultural resource this underrated art form really is. The book features a comprehensive list of Australian comics, biographical details of the artists themselves and over 350 examples of their work. As much of this material has never been published together before, Bonzer will prove to be an invaluable reference for students, librarians, researchers and collectors". With laid-in slip notifying correct ISBN (printed 1876308125 is incorrect). 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17257A  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Wally and the Major: A Courier Mail Feature.
Cross, Stan.
Herald and Weekly Times Ltd / Edgar H. Baillie (Printer) Melbourne 1948 
  Paperback oblong quarto, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), cartoons, centre page spread LOOSE, pages toned, spine end tips little torn, edge tear rear cover repaired, tiny insect damage patch front cover, some edgewear (corner tips). 50 pp. Eighth edition, undated but 1948. A collectible cartoon books by Stan Cross, as published for the Courier Mail newspaper, Brisbane. Cover: Visitors day - Wally and the Major and their party visit a machinery factory. Cadbury's milk chocolate advert rear cover. Sixpence price. (This annual cartoon book was produced by Herald and Weekly Times newspapers from 1940 to 1960.). 
Price: $60.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17759  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Wally and the Major: A Courier-Mail Feature.
Cross, Stan.
Herald and Weekly Times Ltd Melbourne 1945 
  Paperback oblong quarto, fair condition only (but complete), stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), cartoons, cover spread LOOSE (paper strip along spine), pages toned, small piece missing top edge rear cover, covers & some page margins little foxed, some edgewear (corner tips). 50 pp. Unstated fifth edition, undated but 1945. A collectible cartoon books by Stan Cross, as published for the Courier Mail newspaper, Brisbane. Cover: Wally and the Major supervising dark-skinned canecutters. Editorial states: "The war-time trio of funsters, Wally, Pudden and the Major, have been honorably relieved of their military duties - a relief no doubt - and have transferred their disconcerting efforts to Industry .. they lost no time .. heading for the wide open spaces of the North." Seppelts wine advert rear cover. Sixpence price. (This annual cartoon book was produced by Herald and Weekly Times newspapers from 1940 to 1960.). 
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17760  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Wally and the Major: An Advertiser Feature.
Cross, Stan.
Herald and Weekly Times Ltd Melbourne 1953 
  Paperback oblong quarto, fair condition only (but complete), stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), cartoons, pages toned, extensive insect damage (holes to front cover & top corner most pages, not affecting cartoons), front cover little loose (previous tape repairs), edgewear. 48 pp. Thirteenth edition, undated but 1953. A collectible cartoon books by Stan Cross, as published for the Advertiser newspaper, Adelaide. Cover: Wally and the Major playing on the beach. Swallow's ice cream advert rear cover. One shilling price. (This annual cartoon book was produced by Herald and Weekly Times newspapers from 1940 to 1960.). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17763  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Wally and the Major: An Advertiser Feature.
Cross, Stan.
Herald and Weekly Times Ltd Melbourne 1955 
  Paperback oblong quarto, fair condition only (but complete), stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), cartoons, front cover torn repaired (bottom corner missing, affects text), pages toned, spinewear & edgewear. 48 pp. Fifteenth edition, undated but 1955. A collectible cartoon books by Stan Cross, as published for the Advertiser newspaper, Adelaide. Cover: Wally and the Major examining drawings of sportspeople. Olympic Games 1956 poster on rear wall. Rowntree's fruit pastilles advert rear cover. One shilling price. Some text missing bottom corner front cover (An Advertiser feature). (This annual cartoon book was produced by Herald and Weekly Times newspapers from 1940 to 1960.). 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17762  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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You'll be Sorry When I'm Dead.
Hardy, Marieke.
ISBN: 9781742377261
Allen & Unwin Sydney 2011 
  Paperback small octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. 296 pp. The Australian screen writer, blogger and radio broadcaster provides an amazingly honest and funny recounting of her eccentric situations and pleasures, and the unusual people in her life. Best known for her appearance on the ABC TV First Tuesday Book Club. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17533  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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