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A Falcon Flies, The Dark of the Sun, The Sunbird
Smith, Wilbur,
ISBN: 185052193X
Peerage Books, London, 1991. Reissued, 1st thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Very Good. Reissued, 1st thus. (11) 12-843 pages (5]. Colour illustrated laminated boards with black and purple titles of the front panel and backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying board, with black and purple titles to the front panel and backstrip. Age toning of the page edges, otherwise a good copy. Three titles from Wilbur Smith: -- " A Falcon Flies, The Dark of the Sun and The Sunbird ". " " Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Adventure ; ISBN: 185052193X. ISBN/EAN: 9781850521938. Inventory No: 0242035. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0242035  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Falcon Flies, The Dark of the Sun, The Sunbird
Smith, Wilbur,
ISBN: 185052193X
Peerage Books, London, 1991. Reissued, 1st thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Reissued, 1st thus. Colour illustrated laminated boards with black and purple coloured titles of the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing to the book corners but the major fault is browning of the text block edges and internal pages, commencement with poor quality paper used in the book's production. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying board, with black and purple coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little chipping in to the dustwrapper corners and fading to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Three titles from Wilbur Smith: -- " A Falcon Flies, The Dark of the Sun and The Sunbird ". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (11) 12-843 pages (5]. . We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Adventure ; ISBN: 185052193X. ISBN/EAN: 9781850521938. Inventory No: 0110599. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good
Price: $14.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0110599  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Mingo Dabney
Street, James,
Invincible Press, Sydney, 1951. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 470 g.; X, 320 pages. Brown coloured cloth boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Fading along the backstrip area and a top edge to the rear book panel. Light browning to the text block edges and light age toning to the internal text. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with white, yellow and black titles to the front panel and black and white titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white illustration of the author to the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and to the backstrip edges. There is a 0.75 " tear to the top edge of the rear dustwrapper panel with associated creasing. There are a few smaller tears along the top edge of the dustwrapper stop rubbing and slight yellowing of the rear dustwrapper panel. A novel set in both Mississippi and Cuba in the years 1895 to 1896. Part of the Mingo Dabney series. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Adventure ; Inventory No: 0107732. Good
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107732  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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My Sister Sif
Park, Ruth,
ISBN: 0670815241
Viking Kestrel, Ringwood, Victoria, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Elizabeth Honey -- Dustwrapper. First Edition. In original hardcover binding, with original wraparound colour illustrated dustwrapper. Slight rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine section of the dust jacket, and a hint of insect damage to the inside edge of the bottom of the back panel. 33rd birthday note on the front end paper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. IV, 180. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Elizabeth Honey -- Dustwrapper. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Adventure; ISBN: 0670815241. ISBN/EAN: 9780670815241. Inventory No: 0275890. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0275890  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Ted of the Mounties
Heming, Eileen ,
Lutterworth Press, London, 1959. Third Impression
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Third Impression. 250 g.; (6) 7-96 pages, last page further information about Pathway Series. Colour illustrated frontispiece, showing a Mountie on his horse, illustrator not credited. Red coloured boards with black titles to the backstrip. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and robbing to the book corners. Browning and foxing to the text block edges and browning to the internal text. A prize plate has been affixed to the free front end paper. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as for frontispiece, with tolive and red titles to the front panel and yellow titles to the backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Heavy rubbing to the spine edges and lighter rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Handling marks present to the rear dustwrapper panel. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. As a reward for saving some children from a grizzly bear, Tim Thorne is given the chance to ride with his hero -- Corporal Ted Burgess Of the Royal North-West Mounted Police, as he goes on his duties. Number one in the Pathway Series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Fiction -- Adventure ; fiction -- adolescent; Inventory No: 0110622. Good
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0110622  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Antarctic Treasure
Westerman, J.F.C.,
Geoffrey Cumberlege/Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1948. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Victor Cooley. First Edition. The text is illustrated with eight black-and-white full page decorations by Victor Cooley. Illustrated front cover, showing a black illustration of a ship against a tan coloured board. Black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Pat Terry, with brown and yellow titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. "This is a first-rate adventure story, telling the voyage to the Antarctic made by " The Evening Star," on which the hero, Dick Hulston, is senior wireless operator." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Very heavy browning of the text block edges and there are a few stains present, as well light browning and offset tanning to the endpapers and very heavy browning of the internal text. The real hinge has cracked. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. There are two tears to the top edge of the rear dustwrapper panel and one tear to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel all measuring approximately 0.25 ". There is a 0.5 " tear to the lower left-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel with a crease that runs the full width of the panel connecting with a similarly sized tear to the rear spine gutter. There is rubbing to the fold over creases and to either side of the spine. 2 inches from the lower dustwrapper edge is an area of fading and darkening, commensurate with a sticker having been applied to the area. The rear dustwrapper panel is somewhat rubbed and is lighter rubbing to the front dustwrapper panel. A previous owner had supported some of the weaker points of the dustwrapper with tape applied to the verso of the dustwrapper, the tape is still in situ. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). VIII, 9-192 pages, last two pages bank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Victor Cooley. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Fiction -- Adventure ; fiction -- adolescent; Inventory No: 0107504. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107504  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Secret of Old Whitehall Horn
Osborne, Dorothy,
Pickering & Inglis Ltd., London, 1960. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. Colour illustrated frontispiece, showing a Mountie on his horse, illustrator not credited. Blue coloured boards with black coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as for frontispiece, with yellow coloured titles to the front panel and yellow and red coloured titles to the backstrip. A novel set in Canada with a Christian emphasis. A young spoiled girl slowly comes to realise that the religion that her sister is teaching the local Indian children, is also for her. Bumping to the backstrip edges to the lower book corners. Browning and faint foxing to the text block edges and cocking of the spine. Browning and offset tanning to the endpapers and age toning of the internal pages. There is a prize plate affixed to the free front end paper. Original bookseller's stamp to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. There is fading to the backstrip edges, a commensurate with loss of dustwrapper. The underlying rabbinic can be seen between pages 80 and 81 as if the book has been over opened. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners. The top 0.25 " of the backstrip is missing and triangular pieces missing from the lower backstrip edge. There is a 2.25 " tear to the lower left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel which has a horizontal component almost half the width of the backstrip. A little rubbing to the creases and to the rear dustwrapper panel. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. There is a 1 inch tear to the rear spine gutter edge, 3 inches from the top edge. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 96 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Fiction -- Adventure ; fiction -- adolescent; Canada; Inventory No: 0108261. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108261  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Yule-Tide Yarns
Henty, G. A. -- Editor ,
Longmans, Green & Co., London and Bombay, 1899. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition Thus. list of illustrations. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white illustrations and part page illustrations by various illustrators including -- Gordon Browne, J. B. Greene, R. Wheelwright and Launcelot Speed. Illustrated covers, showing a heraldic shield with a suit of armour's head piece in the middle of the shield, with crossed halberds at the back of the shield against a tan coloured cloth board with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. A series of 10 short stories by late 19th-century authors, including G.A. Henty, George Manville Fenn, Harry Collingwood and W. C. Whistler, written for the young adolescent reader with lots of derring-do. Part of the Longmans' Colonial Library series. Bumping, rubbing and fraying to the backstrip edges and book corners. There has been flecking, rubbing and some staining to the cloth of the boards. There is a small hole to the front spine gutter edge 2" down from the top edge. Browning and some foxing to the text block edges and to the endpapers and internal text. On the front paste-down is a handwritten "prize plate" dated Christmas 1903. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, 370 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Adolescent; Illustrated; 19th Century ; Fiction -- Adventure . Inventory No: 0108590. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good Condition
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108590  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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