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A Hot-Eyed Moderate
Rule, Jane,
ISBN: 0930044576
The Naiad Press, Tallahassee, Florida, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Laminated boards showing a line drawing of author with a pink slash through the face against white coloured background and black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The boards are somewhat rubbed and there is some rubbing to the book corners. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and very faint dust marks to the paper edges. Original bookseller's sticker to the role of right-hand corner of the front paste down. There is an erasure mark to the top right-hand corner of the free front endpaper. Jane Rules' essays on lesbians and gay men and their sexuality. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 242 pages, last blank, three pages of further publications from The Naiad Press.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Gay & Lesbian; Essays ; Sexuality; ISBN: 0930044576. ISBN/EAN: 9780930044572. Inventory No: 0103137. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Another Voice; An Alternative and Anatomy of Britain
Waugh, Auberon,
ISBN: 0947752714
Firethorn Press , London, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First Edition. By the Author on the Title Page. 630 g.; IV, 5-224 pages, last two pages blank, intentionally. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the lower backstrip edge and rubbing to the book corners. Uniform browning of the text block edges and of the internal text. And few yellow marks to the free front endpaper. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with white, orange and black titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and yellowing of the dustwrapper panels. " Here is Britain stripped of its pretensions, delusions and self-mythologising. In addition of a nation that is disintegrating into anarchy, Auberon Waugh portrays a trend-crazed people, who, because they have let go of traditional values, hag-ridden by every passing fashion. The New Briton, in Waugh's view, is ugly, boring and stupid." -- from the rear panel blurb. The best of the author's "Another Voice" column in the The Spectator. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Essays ; Britain; By the Author on the Title Page. ISBN: 0947752714. ISBN/EAN: 9780947752712. Inventory No: 0110222. Very Good
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
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Australian Cultural Studies: A Reader
Frow, John and Morris, Meaghan -- Editors ,
ISBN: 1863734147
Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, New South Wales, 1993. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 475 g.; XXXII, 296 pages, introduction by editors, further reading. The book has French flaps. Colour illustrated cover with black, white and blue titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the book corners and dust marks and faint foxing to the text block edges. Gift inscription to the lower right-hand corner of the title page and a few marks to the top right-hand corner of the same page. A series of essays/writings (with each particular section having its own notes at the end of the writing), by various authors, about the culture, gender, race, politics etc., in regards to Australia. Contributors include Stuart Cunningham, Helen Grace and Eric Michaels. Social history Size: Large Format Paperback. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Essays ; Social History ; Australia; ISBN: 1863734147. ISBN/EAN: 9781863734141. Inventory No: 0110046. Good
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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Civilized Man's Eight Deadly Sins
Lorenz, Konrad,
ISBN: 0416803709
Methuen, Londini, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XIV, 112pp., last 5 bank, "A Foreword with a Silver Lining" and bibliography. Author photograph on back panel. The dustwrapper is very slightly rubbed and a little faded on the spine section. foxing to the top edge of the text block. The Austrian zoologist gives a series of lectures and essays on what he perceives to be the eight deadly sins of modern man contributing to dehumanisation: -- 1. Overpopulation, 2. Destruction of natural environment, 3. The technological race, 4. Waning of deep emotions, 5. Genetic decay, 6. Generation gap and break with tradition, 7. The vulnerability of humanity to indoctrination and 8. Nuclear armament. previous owners name at the top of the first page First English Translation. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Anthropology ; Essays ; ISBN: 0416803709. ISBN/EAN: 9780416803709. Inventory No: 0280142. Very Good Condition
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Crisis in the Philippines: The Marcos Era and Beyond
Bresnan, John Editor,
ISBN: 0691008108
Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1986. First Paperback Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Paperback Edition. foreword by David D. Newsome, preface by John Bresnan, selected readings, about the authors and index. Photographic paperback binding with gold and black coloured titles to the front panel and white and gold coloured titles to the back strip. In 1983 the assassination of Benigno Aquino plunged the Philippines into turmoil. The confidence in the Marcos government plummeted and the economy collapsed. In February 1996, Benigno Aquino's wife, Corazon, toppled the Marcos government. "In this volume twelve leading authorities explore the crisis in the Philippines, including its implications for the United States. They consider not only current issues but the historical origins of the Philippines' social, economic, and political problems." -- from rear panel blurb. A little rubbing of the book corners, book edges and book panels. Light age toning of the text block edges and pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 284, [4] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Essays; Philippines; History. ISBN: 0691008108. ISBN/EAN: 9780691008103. Inventory No: 0121897. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Culture and History: Essays Presented to Jack Lindsay
Smith, Bernard [ Editor ],
ISBN: 0868060895
Hale and Ironmonger, Marrickville, New South Wales, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. list of illustrations, preface by author, notes, notes on contributors and index. Yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Red coloured boards with gilt illustration on the front panel and gilt titles and illustration on the spine. Very minor bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and shelfwear, the lower book edges. Dust marks and slight browning to the paper edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, being a portrait of Jack Lindsay by Noel Counihan, 1974 against a white background with red, blue and black coloured titles to the front panel and spine. Dust Wrapper is slightly rubbed and faded and there is fading and yellowing of the laminate. A little crinkling to the top dustwrapper edge. A celebration of 60 years of the work of Jack Lindsay. From the first publishing of a small book of poetry to being the doyen of Australian literature. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 456 pages, last blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Essays ; Australia; ISBN: 0868060895. ISBN/EAN: 9780868060897. Inventory No: 0103819. Very Good Condition
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English Critical Essays: (Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries)
Jones, Edmond D. (Selector and Editor),
Oxford University Press, London, 1968. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Reprint. Dark blue coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed publisher's logo and decoration to the front panel and gilt titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the book panels and there is foxing to the textblock edges. Plain text dustwrapper with yellow coloured background with ochre and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and fading to the backstrip. Staining to the front dustwrapper panel. "The present selection of critical essays, beginning with Sidney's Apology for Poetry and closing with Warton's Preface to Milton's Minor Poems, follows the main movements and counter-movements of English critical thought from the Renaissance to the Revival of Romanticism." -- from the front panel blurb. The World's Classics series 240. Size: 16mo - up to 6 " tall - Sextodecimo. (7), VIII, (1), 2-394, (2) pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Essays; Britain/UK; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Inventory No: 0114235. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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English Critical Essays: Nineteenth Century (The World's Classics)
Jones, Edmond D. (Selector and Editor),
Oxford University Press, London, 1940. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Reprint. Dark blue coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed publisher's logo and decoration to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Dark blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. Plain text dustwrapper with green coloured background with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Dark blue coloured faux silk place marker which has some fraying of the edge. "In the nineteenth century the most valuable contributions to the Theory of Poetry came from the poets themselves. Of the seventeen essays in this book ten Are by poets." -- from front fold over panel blurb. The World's Classics series 206. Softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Light age toning of the text block edges and pages. A previous owner has underlined some of the text. Same previous owner has placed their ex libris plate and name it to the top edge of the free front end page. Some foxing to the end pages. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges, panels and creases. Sunning to the back strip with very light browning to the verso. Some foxing to the fold over panels. Size: 16mo - up to 6 " tall - Sextodecimo. [5], VI - VIII, [1], 2 - 610, [18 of which 16 a further titles from publishing house]pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Essays; Britain/UK; 19th century; Inventory No: 0123198. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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Essays by Divers Hands; Being the Transactions of the Law Society of Literature of the United Kingdom, New Series Volume XXI
De La Mare, Walter ( Editor ),
Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, London, 1945. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Poor. First Edition. XXVIII, 126pp., last page advertisement. Dark blue boards with paper insert on spine with black writing. Dark blue decoration on front panel. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the book corners. A few marks to the front and back panels. Browning and foxing to the paper edges. Foxing to the endpapers along with grubby marks and an erasure mark on the top right-hand corner of the free front endpaper. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste down. Plain text dustwrapper, pale bone in colour, with black writing on the spine. The corners of the dustwrapper are rubbed and chipped as are the head and the heel of the spine. There is slight loss of dustwrapper paper to the head and to the heel of the spine. There is a 1.5 " tear to the top rear spine gutter edge with associated creasing. Foxing and grubby marks are present on the dustwrapper and sun damage has occurred to the spine. Essays submitted to the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom in the 1940s. Some contributors being Lod Dunsany, Joseph Bard and Lawrence Housman. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Essays ; Inventory No: 0102981. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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Essays in Economic History of Australia
Griffin, James -- Editor,
ISBN: 0701603224
The Jacaranda Press, Milton, Queensland, 1978. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. preface by editor, appendix and index. Illustrated paperback binding with purple and gold coloured titles to the front panel and purple coloured titles to the back strip. "With the inclusion of a new chapter by Professor G. Bolton treating the period from 1939 up to mid-1972, this work traces Australia's growth in the first rude colony where wrong with the only liquid asset, to the complex urban, industrialise nation which in 1939 was beginning to emerge from the effects of contagious world depression; and then through the war years up to the present time ..." -- from the rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing of the book edges and panels. Handling marks and other marks to the book panels, with a small mark from insect activity on the spine. Age toning to the text block edges. Size: Trade Paperback. [11], 2 - 328 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Essays; Australia; Economics. ISBN: 0701603224. ISBN/EAN: 9780701603229. Inventory No: 0278185. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Gullibles Travels; Writings By
Johnson, Jill,
ISBN: 0825630363
Links Books, New York, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. acknowledgement, foreword by Dianne Hunter and Rena Patterson, note. Text is illustrated with a section of black and white photographs, and black and white illustrations. Dark blue coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing author sitting in a rural setting, with black coloured titles to the front panel and spine. A collection of the best writing of the author from the newspaper "Village Voice". Very minor bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and there dust marks and other marks to the paper edges. A few marks to the endpapers. The dustwrapper is rubbed, faded and quite grubby. Chipping to the head of the spine and there is creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. Rubbing to the corners of the dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XVI, 282pp., last blank, . Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Essays ; America ; ISBN: 0825630363. ISBN/EAN: 9780825630361. Inventory No: 0102860. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Gullibles Travels; Writings By
Johnson, Jill,
ISBN: 0825630258
Links Books, New York London, 1974. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. acknowledgement, foreword by Dianne Hunter and Rena Patterson, note. Text is illustrated with a section of black and white photographs, and black and white illustrations. Photographic card cover with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A collection of the best writing of the author from the newspaper "Village Voice". Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Sunning to the backstrip with the lessor. Sunning to the panels. Black mark to the top right-hand corner of the rear panel. Browning of the textblock edges and age toning of the pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XVI, 282pp., last blank, . Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Previous bookseller's sticker to the rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Essays ; America ; ISBN: 0825630258. ISBN/EAN: 9780825630255. Inventory No: 0118317. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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John Stuart Mill and the Harriet Taylor Myth
Pappe, H.O.,
Melbourne University Press on the Behalf of the Australian National University, Carlton, Victoria, 1960. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. (6] VII-IX (1) 52 pages, last page blank, preface by author and bibliography. Plain text cover with cream and gray coloured background with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. In this book the author tries to dispel the myth that Harriet Taylor was the major contributing force of John Stuart Mill's philosophy. Part of the "The Australian National University Social Science Monograph" series is being number 19 . A little rubbing and creasing to the book corners and edges and rubbing to the book panels. Browning/sunning to the book panels and there is browning to the text block edges and internal text. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy ; Essays ; Inventory No: 0110628. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Melbourne Girls Grammar School; Centenary Essays, 1893 - 1993
McCarthy, Rosslyn & Theobald, Marjorie R.,
ISBN: 1875657037
Hyland House, Melbourne, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographs . First Edition. illustrated endpapers, illustrated dustwrapper, table illustrations, index, notes. An "official history," would reflect the talents agenda of the school. This collection of essays provides viewpoints, show a living and developing social organism, with all of its failings and triumphs. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. XII, 212 pp, . Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Book is in very good condition with minimal signs of age and wear.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs . Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Education ; Local History -- Victoria; Essays ; Australia; ISBN: 1875657037. ISBN/EAN: 9781875657032. Inventory No: win71. Very Good Condition
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New Testament Essays; Studies in Memory of Thomas Walter Manson, 1893-1958, Sponsored by Pupils, Colleagues and Friends
Higgins, A.J.B. [Editor],
Manchester University Press, Manchester, England, 1959. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XVI, 328pp., last blank, editor's foreword, note, Thomas Walter Manson, 1893-1958, a list of the principal published writings of T.W. Manson, abbreviations, list of subscribers and libraries. Black and white photographic frontispiece of T.W. Manson. Dark red coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Slight bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the top book corners. Shelfwear to the top and bottom book edges. The results of insect activity can be seen on the extreme edges of the book. Browning and foxing to the top paper edge and browning to the other paper edges. Browning to the endpapers and original bookseller's sticker to the lower right hand corner of the front paste down. Plain text dustwrapper, with bone coloured background and red and black writing on the front panel and spine. The dustwrapper is rubbed and faded, and there are grubby marks to both the front and back panels. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. The spine has been slightly affected by the sun. The dustwrapper has been price clipped, front fold over, lower right hand corner. A book of essays on biblical scholarship that was to be presented to T.W. Manson on his 65th birthday. The editors decided as a Memorial to Professor Manson to publish essays posthumously. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy ; Essays ; Religion -- Christianity; Inventory No: 0103018. Good Condition
Price: $14.40 (AUD)
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No-Man's Land; Working inside the Criminal Justice System
Settle, Rod,
ISBN: 0958584540
Patsey Pacific Publications, Belmont, Victoria, 2000. First Australian Paperback Edi
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Australian Paperback Edition. Signed by Author on Title Page . 151 pages, introduction by author. Photographic front cover, showing a newspaper headline against a blue background with black coloured titles on the front panel and spine. Author photograph to the back book panel. The author is a criminologist, who has for the last 35 years worked within the criminal justice system in Australia. This book is about how it feels to be a part of the system but not necessarily committed to a system. The book is signed on the title page by the author. A hint of rubbing to all edges of the book and corners and slight fading of the book panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Signed ; True Crime ; Essays ; Australia; Signed by Author on Title Page . ISBN: 0958584540. ISBN/EAN: 9780958584548. Inventory No: 0105241. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Not without Prejudice; Essays on Assorted Subjects
Brown, E. T.,
F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1955. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 335 g.; VI, 210 pages, last two pages blank. Tan coloured cloth boards with silver illustration to the front panel and silver titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Browning and faint foxing to the text block edges. Browning, offset tanning and a few marks to the endpapers and age toning of the internal text. Plain text dustwrapper with blue background and dark blue and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. There are five tears to the top dustwrapper edge, ranging in size from 0.2 5 -- 0 .75 ", with associated creasing. A little rubbing to the lower dustwrapper edge, fold over creases and either side of the backstrip. Heavy fading to the backstrip area. Rubbing to the other dustwrapper panels and handling marks are particularly noticeable to the rear dustwrapper panel. A series of 43 essays by a noted political writer from the 1950s. His essays range in topics from The Uses of Lipstick, On Boredom, On the Painful Art of Listening to The Customer Is Always Right plus many others. He takes the starting point from: -- ".... there is nothing serious which has not its comic side and nothing genuinely comic without a serious background." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Essays ; Australia; Inventory No: 0108444. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Paths to Peace; A Study of War, Its Causes and Prevention
Wallace, Victor H. Editor.,
Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Poor. First Edition. preface by editor, foreword by Jawaharlal Nehru and index. Yellow coloured boards with black coloured titles to the spine. Plain text dustwrapper, with yellow coloured space,insert on a buff coloured background, with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "The authors of this book, each of who is expert in his own field, believe that the people of the world share their desire for peace. Realising that wishing alone will not achieve this goal, each offers a contribution from his own specialist knowledge as a guide to intelligent thinking about the problem of war and good understanding of international relations. Their investigation of the causes of war and the methods by which peace may be maintained is clear, in formative, and many-sided." from the front bowled over panel blurb. Softening the back strip edges with fading to the lower back strip edges, commensurate with loss of dustwrapper. Rubbing to the woman corners and lower book uniform tanning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Offset tanning to the end pages and previous owners details to the front paste-down. Faint foxing to the first few and lasting pages of the book. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and top back strip edge and there is a large piece in from the lower right-hand of the back strip please see photograph. Large amounts of fine foxing to be seen to the dustwrapper with stains and rubs also present. A few closed tears to the edges. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], V - XX, [2], 3 - 397, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Lectures ; Essays ; Australia; Military & Warfare. Inventory No: 0127709. Good Condition
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Plays & Players: Essays on the Theatre
Shaw, Bernard,
Oxford University Press, London, 1952. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Dark blue coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed publisher's logo and decoration to the front panel and gilt titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the book panels and browning of the text block edges and internal text. The remains of original bookseller's sticker can be seen to the lower left-hand corner of the free front endpaper. Illustrated dustwrapper with cream coloured background and black coloured titles to the front panel and to the backstrip. Blue coloured tint to the top textblock edge. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Some chipping to the head of the backstrip and to the top book corners. A selection of theatre critiques by the author from January 1895 to May 1898. Part of the Oxford World's Classics series -- 535. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 16mo - up to 6 " tall - Sextodecimo. (4), V- XV, (1), 350 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Theatre & Plays; Essays; Britain/UK; Renaissance 16thc to 17thc; Inventory No: 0114181. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Psychology and Ethical Development: A Collection of Articles on Psychological Theories, Ethical Development and Human Understanding
Peters, R. S.,
ISBN: 0041500504
Allen & Unwin, London, 1974. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. Preface by author, acknowledgements and index. Plaintext paperback binding with green and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. To quote the rear panel blurb "Professor Peters aims in this book to present a coherent collection of his major articles on the borderline between psychology and philosophy, especially areas of ethical development and human understanding." Creasing to the book corners with a large triangular crease to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel and to the top left-hand corner of the rear panel. Fading to the back strip and to the first image, closest to the back strip of the front panel with the top half inch of the same panel likewise affected. Yellowing of the rear panel with age toning of the text block edge. Age toning of the text block edges with handling marks to the front end page and verso of the front panel. The top right-hand corner of the front panel and free front end page has been chewed please see photograph. Size: Trade Paperback. [9], 10 - 480 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Psychology & Psychiatry; Essays; Philosophy. ISBN: 0041500504. ISBN/EAN: 9780041500509. Inventory No: 0125303. Good Condition
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Resistances of Psychoanalysis s
Derrida, Jacques (Kamuf, Peggy, Brault, Pascale-Anne, & Naas, Michael Translators),
ISBN: 0804730199
Standford University Press, Stanford, California, 1998. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. preface by translators and notes. Illustrated card cover with white and black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. In this book the author " ... argues against the notion that the basic ideas of psychoanalysis have been thoroughly worked through, argued, and assimilated. The continuing interest in psychoanalysis is here examined in the various "resistances" to analysis conceive not only is a phenomenal theorised that the heart of psychoanalysis, but as psychoanalysis's resistance to itself, an insusceptibility to analysis that has to do with the structure of analysis its self." from rear panel blurb. Very minor rubbing of the book edges and panels. Light, light age toning of the text block edges. This is the first edition in the English language. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [6, VII - IX, [3], 130, [2] pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy; Essays; Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 0804730199. ISBN/EAN: 9780804730198. Inventory No: 0127712. Very Good Condition
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Spectatorial Essays
Strachey, Lytton ,
Chatto & Windus, London, 1964. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition Thus. 450 g.; (6), 7-217, (7) pages, preface by James Strachey stop red coloured cloth covered boards with black insert to the backstrip, and within that insert gilt decoration and titles. A little bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Very light age toning of the text block edges and internal text. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a pair of old-fashioned spectacles against a gray coloured background with ochre and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. There is a small erosion to the top left-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel, probably commencement with removal of a sticker stop fading to the backstrip. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A series of 35 essays, from more than 80, that were written by Lytton Strachey between 1904 and 1914 for The Spectator magazine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Essays ; Inventory No: 0111190. Good
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Stoic, Christian, and Humanist
Murray, Gilbert,
George Allen & Unwin, London, 1950. 2nd Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. 2nd Edition. 250 g; 192 pages, in original blue cloth covered boards, very slightly faded on the bottom edge of the front panel and with foxing to the front edge of the text block, bookseller sticker on front paste down, gift inscription dated 1960 on the front free end page. Plain paper printed dustwrapper price clipped, dark and on the spine, now protected. This new edition contains an appreciation of some of the main attempts made within the Western religious tradition at a reading of the riddle of man's place in the universe. It contains also a number of important statements of Prof Murray's position with regard to various philosophical problems of universal interest, and their particular application to the great questions now in the world. -- Front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Essays; philosophy; Inventory No: 0233647. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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The Ages of Gielgud: An Actor At Eighty
Harwood, Ronald,
ISBN: 0340348283
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. list of illustrations, introduction by Ronald Harwood, chronology and index. Illustrated frontispiece, being a reproduction of the David Hockney sketch " Sir John Gielgud 1974 ". On the page following the " illustrations " page is a reproduction of a lino cut by Pauline Logan -- Sir John Gielgud as " Richard II, Old Vic, 1929". The text itself is illustrated by numerous black-and-white photographs from John Gielgud's life and career. Maroon coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper, showing Sir John Gielgud at 80, another photograph graces the back panel. Gold coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A tribute to actor John Gielgud on the occasion of his eightieth birthday with pieces written by friends, colleagues, and critics. Very minor bumping to the lower spine edge and some dust marks to the top edge. Some crinkling and crumpling of the dustwrapper edges. Second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 182 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Film ; Essays ; Theatre & Plays. ISBN: 0340348283. ISBN/EAN: 9780340348284. Inventory No: 0104155. Very Good Condition
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The Angry Eye
Harris, Maxwell Henley,
ISBN: 008017373X
Pergamon Press, Australia, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Illustrator: Sidney Nolan Dust Jacket. First Edition. 253 pp, dustwrapper. Shelf wear to bottom edge, foxing to top edge of book. Max Harris was the founder of Mary Martin's bookshops, and one of the original angry penguins. "No attempt can or ought to be made to convey on a dust jacket's ephemeral blurb the variety of subjects he covers and the verbal virtuosity he brings to bear on them." Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Sidney Nolan Dust Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Essays; History -- Australia; Literary Criticism; Books about Books. ISBN: 008017373X. ISBN/EAN: 9780080173733. Inventory No: 0204755. Good
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The Angry Eye
Harris, Maxwell Henley,
ISBN: 008017373X
Pergamon Press, Australia, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Sidney Nolan Dust Jacket. First Edition. (10), 254 pages, in original Brown papered boards, with dust jacket illustrated, based on a painting by Sidney Nolan. Max Harris was the founder of Mary Martin's bookshops, and one of the original Angry Penguins. "No attempt can or ought to be made to convey on a dust jacket's ephemeral blurb the variety of subjects he covers and the verbal virtuosity he brings to bear on them." Slight rubbing of the top edges of the jacket at the head of the spine and on the rear panel, with a short tear on the top edge of the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Sidney Nolan Dust Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Essays; History -- Australia; Literary Criticism; Books about Books. ISBN: 008017373X. ISBN/EAN: 9780080173733. Inventory No: 0254091. Very Good Condition
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The Angry Eye
Harris, Maxwell Henley,
ISBN: 008017373X
Pergamon Press, Australia, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Sidney Nolan Dust Jacket. First Edition. (10), 254 pages, in original Brown papered boards, with dust jacket illustrated, based on a painting by Sidney Nolan. Max Harris was the founder of Mary Martin's bookshops, and one of the original Angry Penguins. "No attempt can or ought to be made to convey on a dust jacket's ephemeral blurb the variety of subjects he covers and the verbal virtuosity he brings to bear on them." Slight rubbing of the top edges of the jacket, and some very small white spots on the spine from careless painting. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Sidney Nolan Dust Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Essays; History -- Australia; Literary Criticism; Books about Books. ISBN: 008017373X. ISBN/EAN: 9780080173733. Inventory No: 0264735. Very Good Condition
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The Angry Eye
Harris, Maxwell Henley,
ISBN: 008017373X
Pergamon Press, Australia, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Sidney Nolan Dust Jacket. First Edition. (10), 254 pages, in original Brown papered boards, with dust jacket illustrated, based on a painting by Sidney Nolan. Max Harris was the founder of Mary Martin's bookshops, and one of the original Angry Penguins. "No attempt can or ought to be made to convey on a dust jacket's ephemeral blurb the variety of subjects he covers and the verbal virtuosity he brings to bear on them." Slight rubbing of the top edges of the jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Sidney Nolan Dust Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Essays; History -- Australia; Literary Criticism; Books about Books. ISBN: 008017373X. ISBN/EAN: 9780080173733. Inventory No: 0238962. Very Good Condition
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The Concept of Ideology & Other Essays
Lichtheim, George,
Vintage Books., New York, 1967. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Introduction by author and index. Plain text paperback binding with black and dark red coloured titles to the front panel with black and white coloured titles to the back strip. A series of essays delving into political ideology. Minor creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Reading crease to the back strip with curling of the front panel. Browning of the text block edges and pages. Previous owners name to the top edge of the free front end page and to page 33. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [10], XI - XVIII, [2], 3 - 327, [5 of which four a further title from publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy; Essays; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 0128281. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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The Immense Journey
Eiseley, Loren,
Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1958. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Poor. First Edition. 210pp. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the lower book, edges. Shelf wear to the top and bottom book, edges and dust marks and brown into the top paper edge. Browning to the other paper edges as well. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste down. Plain text dustwrapper with bone coloured background and dark brown writing on the front panel and spine. The dustwrapper is rubbed, faded and quite grubby. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Graceful essays by the first modern scientist to take on the language of poetry in order to communicate basic, but fragile biological truths. Author's first work. This is the first UK edition. Size: Octavo - up to 9 " Tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Essays ; First Work; Inventory No: 0103170. Good Condition
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