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A Pioneer Family on the Murray River
Roysland, Dorothy,
ISBN: 0727003925
Rigby, Adelaide, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 380 g; 64 pp., list of illustrations. Within the text there are 4 coloured photographs and 38 black and white photographs illustrating. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing the author is a young girl with five of her siblings, with green backgrounds white writing on front panel white and orange on spine. This is the authors' recollection of growing up and living on the river Murray, Renmark, South Australia, during the early 1900s. There is a birthday inscription at the top of the front free end page, otherwise the book shows no damage. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Local History -- South Australia; Family History; ISBN: 0727003925. ISBN/EAN: 9780727003928. Inventory No: 0233198. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Riverman's Story
Kelsall, E. M. 'Mick',
ISBN: 0850913349
Lothian Publishing Co Pty Ltd, Melbourne, 1988. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 550 g.; VI, 266 pp., last blank, foreword by author. Text is illustrated with black and white contemporary photographs. A very clean copy which apart from two dogeared pages, shows minimal signs of handling. Illustrated wrapper, showing riverboats tied up at Echuca. The life on the Murray River at the turn-of-the-centuary was a fight for survival. In this book the author tells of that life on the Murray River: barges, timber getters, fruit picking, .. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Local History -- New South Wales; Local History -- Victoria; Local History -- South Australia; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0850913349. ISBN/EAN: 9780850913347. Inventory No: 0236516. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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And There's Opal out There
Waller, Ed,
Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Diagrammatic. First Edition. 500 g; VI, 152 pages, text is illustrated with line drawings, diagrams, and the maps. Photographic colour illustrated dustwrapper. Slight darkening of the edges of the text block, and minor rubbing of the dustjacket edges. There is a slight manufacturing fault at the top of the front paste down adjacent the spine. Somewhere "out there" in the pitted landscape of the Lightning Ridge opal field lies a fortune in lost opals -- this is the theme of ed Waller's latest book, a sequel to And There's Gold out There! Three central characters not quite a mining manual, not quite autobiography, and not altogether fiction, this book faithfully records the accents of the outback and the vagaries of opal mining. The illustrations are by Derrick I. Stone Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Diagrammatic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Local History -- South Australia; Mining; Gemstones; Inventory No: 0213816. Good
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
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Bright Morning: The Story of an Australian Family before 1914
McGuire, Frances Margaret ,
ISBN: 0851799116
Rigby, Adelaide, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 500 g; XII, 164 pages, illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and black-and-white drawings by Joyce Oliver, along with a family tree, all in a colour illustrated dust jacket. Slight ruffling of the top edge of the dust jacket, otherwise the book shows no signs of damage. "Bright Morning is the story of a childhood. Though it is told of my own childhood it represents, too, the youth of our state and of our country. It is the story of families who came from Somerset, Yorkshire, and Scotland to settle in South Australia during the 19th century, and of the childhood of their children." -- from the foreword page VII Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Local History -- South Australia; Australia; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0851799116. ISBN/EAN: 9780851799117. Inventory No: 0224680. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Burra Sketchbook
Auhl, Ian (editor),
Rigby, Adelaide, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Maurice Perry. First Edition. 200 g; 63 pp., each page of text is accompanied by an illustration. illustrated dustwrapper, illustrated endpapers. the dustwrapper's backstrip faded, and there is a 1.0 inch tear at the top left of the front panel, and a 2.0 inch tear at the top right of the rear panel. Foxing to the top edge of the text block and to be front fold over flap. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Maurice Perry. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; Local History -- South Australia; Inventory No: 0218573. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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Cap'n 'Ancock: Ruler of Australia's Little Cornwall
Robinson, Emilie "Mandie",
ISBN: 0727006061
Rigby, Adelaide, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 500 g; XIV, 178 pages, includes bibliography, and is illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photography. Colour illustrated photographic dustwrapper. Traces of foxing to the top edge of the text block, and rubbing from shelf contact to the base edge of the boards. There is also rubbing to the top edge of the dust jacket. For 34 years Hancock ruled over the copper triangle, the miners, the companies, the workers, their wives, their children and in fact everybody in the area. Yet his reign was not a tyranny, and he was well respected by the miners and all others who dealt with them. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Local History -- South Australia; ISBN: 0727006061. ISBN/EAN: 9780727006066. Inventory No: 0218036. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Cap'n 'Ancock; Ruler of Australia's Little Cornwall
Robinson, Emilie "Mandie",
ISBN: 0727006061
Rigby, Adelaide, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 500 g; XIV, 178 pages, includes bibliography, and is illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photography. Colour illustrated photographic dustwrapper. Apart from the fading of the spine section, the book shows almost no signs of handling, or even of having been read. For 34 years Hancock ruled over the copper triangle, the miners, the companies, the workers, their wives, their children and in fact everybody in the area. Yet his reign was not a tyranny, and he was well respected by the miners and all others who dealt with them. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Local History -- South Australia; ISBN: 0727006061. ISBN/EAN: 9780727006066. Inventory No: 0232300. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Cap'n 'Ancock; Ruler of Australia's Little Cornwall
Robinson, Emilie "Mandie",
ISBN: 0727006061
Rigby, Adelaide, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. XIV, 178 pages, includes bibliography, and is illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photography. Colour illustrated photographic dustwrapper. Apart from the fading of the spine section, and previous owner's name on the first page there is no damage to describe. For 34 years Hancock ruled over the copper triangle, the miners, the companies, the workers, their wives, their children and in fact everybody in the area. Yet his reign was not a tyranny, and he was well respected by the miners and all others who dealt with them. a history of South Australia, and Moonta Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. The book is a secondhand book with reading creases to the spine, but is otherwise clean, and free of annotation or damage.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Local History -- South Australia; ISBN: 0727006061. ISBN/EAN: 9780727006066. Inventory No: 0247178. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Charles Cameron Kingston : Federation Father
Glass, Margaret,
ISBN: 0522847781
The Miegunyah Press At Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Australia, 1997. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 600 g; XII, 248 pages, last page blank, includes endnotes, bibliography, index. Illustrated with political cartoons, and black-and-white photographs. Illustrated dust jacket. Charles Kingston was a leading player in Australia's Federation. He became Premier of South Australia in 1893 yet cared little for the norms of the polite, colonial society of the late 19th century Adelaide and, together with his wife Lucy, was ostracised accordingly. He was accused of adultery and subsequently adopted an illegitimate child; he challenged a political opponent to duel; yet he introduced radical and progressive legislation on industrial conciliation and arbitration, on the creation of the State Bank of South Australia, and on trade and tariff reforms. Thanks to him South Australia led the world on the enfranchisement of women. And Kingston's commitment and contribution to the cause and creation of Australian federalism was beyond question. -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Biography; Australiana; Local History -- South Australia; Australia; ISBN: 0522847781. ISBN/EAN: 9780522847789. Inventory No: 0219109. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Flinders Chase; Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Place of Enchantment for Nature-Lovers
Masterman, Mervinia,
Georgian House, Melbourne, 1950. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Mervinia Masterman. First Edition. VIII, 64 pp, last two blank, preface by author. Endpaper maps. Within the text there are 4 coloured plates and several marginal illustrations by the author. Illustrated boards, showing various denizens of Kangaroo Island, with cream background with green decoration and faux 1/4 bound spine in brown. Black writing on front panel. The corners are heavily rubbed and slightly bumped with very heavy shelf wear evident on bottom edge of book. The top of the spine has been chipped and has come slightly away from the rest of the book. Front hinge slightly loose. Bookseller's sticker on front paste down. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustrations as used for boards. Black writing on front panel. The dustwrapper is very rubbed and faded. There is chipping to all four corners, and there is chipping to the head and heel of spine both areas missing .25 "of top and bottom edge. There is rubbing along spine and edges and there is insect activity noticeable on back panel which has gone through to the board in some areas and along the back fold over. The dustwrapper has grubby marks is darkened due to sun damage. On front fold over there is previous owners name in pen at top. A small handbook of natural flora and fauna of the sanctuary Flinders Chase on Kangaroo Island. " ..... for in the tiny world of Flinders Chase can be found many of the animals, birds and flowers common and other parts of the Australian continent.". from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Mervinia Masterman. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Local History -- South Australia ; Inventory No: 0100637. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Founder of a City; The Life of Colonel William Light, First Surveyor-General of The Colony of South Australia: Founder of Adelaide, 1786-1839 (Seal Books)
Dutton, Geoffrey,
ISBN: 0851790968
Seal Books/Rigby, Adelaide, 1971. First Australian Paperback Edi
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Australian Paperback Edition. intentionally, list of illustrations, author's note, introduction by author, notes, bibliography and indexed. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, of Col. William light. The text is illustrated with contemporary black-and-white illustrations. Colour photographic front cover with white titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and reading creases to the backstrip. There is a small nick to the front fore edge of the front cover. Browning and slight foxing to the text block edges. The biography of the founder of the city of Adelaide Colonel William Light. Part of the Seal Books series. Size: Standard Paperback. XVI, 326 pages, last the page bank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australiana; Exploration ; Local History -- South Australia ; Australia; ISBN: 0851790968. ISBN/EAN: 9780851790961. Inventory No: 0110195. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Hahndorf Sketchbook
Wade, Lena L.,
ISBN: 0727000829
Rigby, Adelaide, 1980. reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Anni Luur Fox. reprint. 63 pp., each page of text refers to its accompanying illustration. Most of the buildings are now unrecognisable, because even with sensitive refurbishment, the attraction of the tourist dollar overrode sensibility. Illustrated dustwrapper is slightly faded on the spine, with rubbing at the corners, and there is a small tear at the bottom left of the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Anni Luur Fox. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; Local History -- South Australia; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0727000829. ISBN/EAN: 9780727000828. Inventory No: 0259246. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Hahndorf Sketchbook
Wade, Lena L.,
ISBN: 0727000829
Rigby, Adelaide, 1980. reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Anni Luur Fox. reprint. 63 pp., each page of text refers to its accompanying illustration. Most of the buildings are now unrecognisable, because even with sensitive refurbishment, the attraction of the tourist dollar overrode sensibility. Illustrated dustwrapper is slightly faded on the spine, with rubbing at the corners. Previous owner's details on the half title page. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Anni Luur Fox. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; Local History -- South Australia; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0727000829. ISBN/EAN: 9780727000828. Inventory No: 0239677. Very Good Condition
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Hahndorf Sketchbook
Wade, Lena L.,
ISBN: 0727000829
Rigby, Adelaide, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/good. Illustrator: Anni Luur Fox. First Edition. 200 g; 63 pp., each page of text refers to its accompanying illustration. Illustrated dustwrapper is rubbed with short tears on the top edge of the front panel. There is also a 1.5 inch tear at the bottom left-hand corner of the front panel. To find most of the buildings depicted in this book, you have to travel back in time, because the neon signs, the advertising and the redevelopments of this town into a major tourist trap have well and truly obscured the original charm of Hahndorf. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Anni Luur Fox. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; Local History -- South Australia; ISBN: 0727000829. ISBN/EAN: 9780727000828. Inventory No: 0230196. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
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INNAMINCKA
Burchill, Elizabeth,
Mike Steel Innamincka Trading Post, Innamincka, South Australia, 1987. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. pp. 180; double page map, 8 plates; a very good copy in illustrated softcover binding. Previous owner's name on first page. The autobiography of the author who in her long and active career as a triple certificate nursing sister volunteered in 1936 to serve in Ethiopia during the Italian-Abyssinian war, looking after refugee children post Spanish war, spent World War II in Palestine and Egypt then went into a different career as a radio broadcaster in England. Upon returning to Australia went to the Northern Territory and Thursday Island and eventually Sepik district of New Guinea as a district nurse particularly in the area of infant welfare. Writing about her experiences as a district nurse in the book "Innamincka". After ostensibly finishing her working career Sister Burchill enrolled at Monash University and University of Melbourne finally garnering a bachelor of letters in 1986. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Aboriginal -- Australia; Signed; Local History -- South Australia; Medicine. Inventory No: 0273146. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Riverboats Sketchbook
Mudie, Ian,
ISBN: 0727000179
Rigby, Adelaide, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Halls, Chris -- Illustrations. First Edition. 64 pages, last page blank, after the first four pages, the format is left-hand page of text and history, and right-hand page and illustration in black-and-white. This book covers the use of boats from bark canoes through to houseboats, with the transport barges, fishing steamers, and maintenance platforms. Very slight rubbing to the base edge of the boards, slight rubbing with a fine tracery of insect damage over an area under the size of a five cent piece (1 cm diameter) at the right-hand edge of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Halls, Chris -- Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- New South Wales; Local History -- Victoria; Local History -- South Australia; ISBN: 0727000179. ISBN/EAN: 9780727000170. Inventory No: 0217182. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Riverboats Sketchbook
Mudie, Ian,
ISBN: 0727000179
Rigby, Adelaide, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Halls, Chris -- Illustrations. First Edition. 64 pages, last page blank, after the first four pages, the format is left-hand page of text and history, and right-hand page and illustration in black-and-white. This book covers the use of boats from bark canoes through to houseboats, with the transport barges, fishing steamers, and maintenance platforms. Half inch tear top of rear panel of dust jacket, no other damage. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Halls, Chris -- Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- New South Wales; Local History -- Victoria; Local History -- South Australia; ISBN: 0727000179. ISBN/EAN: 9780727000170. Inventory No: 0270718. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Winemakers of the Clare Valley
Long, Alistair [ Editor ],
ISBN: 0908074034
Decalon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 500 grammes; 80 pages, introduction by editor. Black illustrated half title page, showing the Clare Valley in the late 1800s. Map frontispiece, showing the Clare Valley and environs, showing the wineries. The text is illustrated with black and white and coloured photographs, some from the early days of the winemaking in the Clare Valley. The text is also illustrated with numerous examples of the labels from the various wines of the Clare Valley. Brown coloured boards with a white illustration on the front panel, same illustration as for half title page. White writing on the front panel and spine. Slight rubbing to the edges of the spine and to the book corners. Photographic dust wrapper, showing a winemaker placing a plug back into a wine barrel on the front panel and on the back panel, showing a small river of the Clare Valley. Yellow writing to the front panel and spine. A small book about the winegrowing region north of Adelaide -- the Clare Valley. there is a mark to the left of the head of the gentlemen on the front panel of the dust wrapper, where a price sticker had been rudely removed. There is no other damage to declare. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Local History -- South Australia ; Oeneology; ISBN: 0908074034. ISBN/EAN: 9780908074037. Inventory No: 0251668. Very Good Condition
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Winemakers of the Clare Valley
Long, Alistair [ Editor ],
ISBN: 0908074034
Decalon Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 500 grammes; 80 pages, introduction by editor. Black illustrated half title page, showing the Clare Valley in the late 1800s. Map frontispiece, showing the Clare Valley and environs, showing the wineries. The text is illustrated with black and white and coloured photographs, some from the early days of the winemaking in the Clare Valley. The text is also illustrated with numerous examples of the labels from the various wines of the Clare Valley. Brown coloured boards with a white illustration on the front panel, same illustration as for half title page. White writing on the front panel and spine. Slight rubbing to the edges of the spine and to the book corners. Photographic dust wrapper, showing a winemaker placing a plug back into a wine barrel on the front panel and on the back panel, showing a small river of the Clare Valley. Yellow writing to the front panel and spine. A small book about the winegrowing region north of Adelaide -- the Clare Valley. There is a scrape marks on the left-hand edge of the front panel of the dust jacket, equidistant from the top and bottom. There is no other damage to declare. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Local History -- South Australia ; Oeneology; ISBN: 0908074034. ISBN/EAN: 9780908074037. Inventory No: 0251670. Very Good Condition
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Wines and Wineries of South Australia
Potter, Mike,
ISBN: 0727006096
Rigby, Adelaide, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 950 g; 226 pp., acknowledgements, preface by author, glossary, general index, photographic credits. Illustrated endpapers, showing a montage of the different wine labels. The text is illustrated with coloured and black and white photography, lists, and maps. Maroon coloured boards white writing on spine. The book is in very clean condition, showing only slight rubbing to the bottom edge of the boards and the dustjacket. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a bottle wine on a wine barrel, yellow and white writing front panel and spine. The dustwrapper slightly faded and the corners have minor wear. Some creasing to the top dustwrapper edge. South Australian wines and wineries are discussed in this book. The book is divided into five sections, major wine growing areas, individual wineries and their winemakers, characteristics of major wines, wine Festivals and commercial research organisations. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Local History -- South Australia; ISBN: 0727006096. ISBN/EAN: 9780727006097. Inventory No: 0234795. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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