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Anti-Duhring Herr Eugen Duhring's Revolution in Science
Engels, Friedrich,
Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1954. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Frontispiece photograph. Reprint. There is offset tanning of both end pages, and a small tear of the back left bottom edge of the jacket. Includes appendix, a subject index & name index. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 548 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Frontispiece photograph. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Historical; Philosophy. Inventory No: 0261377. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0261377  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Avalon
Seton, Anya,
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: William Hofman Cover Art. First Edition. Map illustrated endpapers showing the sea voyages of Rumon & Merewyn. Navy blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip and pale blue coloured tint to the top textblock edge. A little bumping to the book corners. Light browning and foxing to the textblock edges and light age toning of the internal text. Previous owners rubber stamp to the lower edge of the title page, lower edge of the verso of the rear end paper and to the lower edge of the textblock. Colour illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), by William Hofman, with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. Rubbing and some creasing to the dustwrapper edges and very small amount of rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. There is a small chip to the lower right-hand corner of the backstrip and the backstrip is sunned. Sunning to the fold over panels and there is clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, top right-hand corner. A historical novel set in the last quarter of the 10th century C.E., and of Rumon the Seeker, a descendant of both Charlemagne and of King Alfred, who had visions of Islands of the Blessed ? King Arthur's Avalon. It is also the story of Merewyn, a girl descended from King Arthur, and growing up in the wilds of Cornwall. When a ship wreck brings the two together their lives are intertwined. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (5), 6-384 pages.. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: William Hofman Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Inventory No: 0112562. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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BEFORE I GO; Reflections on My Life and Times
Stott, Mary,
ISBN: 0860684091
Virago, London, 1985. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. In this sequel to her much praised autobiography Forgetting's No Exuse, Mary Stott, whose life spans almost the century, reflects on growing older and the dramatic changes she has witnessed. As a lifelong feminist, she has a fascinating perspective on the modern women's movement, and the contribution which women of her generation have made to it. As a mother and grandmother, she writes movingly of the changes she has seen in family life, in relationships between men and women, and women and women, and in attitudes to the elderly. And as a journalist of nearly sixty years she offers a courageous critique of the media - as it was, as it is, and as it might become. A wonderful blend of reminiscence and controversy, this is the story of a women of determination and compassion, one of the most influential journalists and campaigners of our time. rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 208 pages. The book is a very good secondhand book with reading creases to the spine, and darkening of the page edges, and bookseller sticker on the rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Women & Feminism; Historical; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0860684091. ISBN/EAN: 9780860684091. Inventory No: 0256944. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
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Blood Red, Sister Rose
Keneally, Thomas,
ISBN: 0670174335
The Viking Press, New York, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. At the beginning of the text is a map of France and its boundaries in 1122. 1/4 dark maroon coloured cloth covered boards with gilt and pale pink coloured titles. 3/4 dark rose coloured boards. Pale pink coloured tint to the top textblock edge Illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured title to the front panel and backstrip A novel about Joan of Arc. Softening and fading of the backstrip edges with rubbing of the lower book edges. Age with a few marks to the textblock edges. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges with fading of the backstrip. This is the first USA edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8], 9-384 pages, and. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Historical; France; Medieval 10th to 15thc; ISBN: 0670174335. ISBN/EAN: 9780670174331. Inventory No: 0119737. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Edith's Story: The True Story of a Young Girl's Courage and Survival During World War II
Velmans, Edith,
ISBN: 0553381105
Bantam, US, 2001. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Maps & photographs. Reprint. In 1940, while the Germans occupied Holland, fourteen-year-old Edith van Hessen was filling her diary with the intimate, carefree details of a typical teenager's life - thoughts about boys, school, her family, her friends, her future. By 1942, as Edith was contemplating her first kiss, the Germans had begun to escalate their war against the Jews. Soon this bright, fun-loving girl was grappling with one of the most unfathomable events in human history. Edith's family - assimilated Dutch Jews - were caught in the cross fire of the Holocaust, and Edith began a bitter struggle to survive. In this extraordinary work, Edith Velmans weaves together revealing entries from her diaries with reminiscences and letters smuggled between family members during the occupation. Edith's Story stands as a profoundly important addition to the literature of the Holocaust, documenting one girl's grief, loss, courage, and ultimate triumph over devastating tyranny and despair. For as Edith is hidden in plain sight by a Christian family, we witness how a young woman must deny, bargain with, and finally face the horrors of war - and how, confronting evil as a child, Edith survives to become an extraordinary woman. -- rear panel blurb Illustrated with a central section of black-and-white photographs, & map, and on the inside of the rear panel is a photograph of herself the author, who became a psychologist and eventually settled in the United States. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 256 pages. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Maps & photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Historical; Holland; WW II; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0553381105. ISBN/EAN: 9780553381108. Inventory No: 0265187. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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Elli; Coming of Age in the Holocaust
Bitton-Jackson, Livia E.,
ISBN: 081296327X
Times Books, New York, 1983. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. /. Reprint. From her small, sunny hometown between the beautiful Carpathian Mountains and the blue Danube River, Elli Friedmann was taken-at a time when most girls are growing up, having boyfriends and embarking upon the adventure of life-and thrown into the murderous hell of Hitler's Final Solution. When Elli emerged from Auschwitz and Dachau just over a year later, she was fourteen. She looked like a sixty-year-old. This account of horrifyingly brutal inhumanity-and dogged survival - is Elli's true story. previous owner has cover the book with clear adhesive plastic, and her other name stamp appears at the top of the first page. There is no other damage to describe. this is the first softcover edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 272 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Historical; Biography; ISBN: 081296327X. ISBN/EAN: 9780812963274. Inventory No: 0275608. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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Glendower Legacy
Gifford, Thomas,
ISBN: 024110128X
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. nice copy, showing no damage to the dustjacket, or the book itself. "Witty, violent, exciting, dramatic" Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 320 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Literature & Fiction; Genre Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 024110128X. ISBN/EAN: 9780241101285. Inventory No: 0262740. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Gossip from the Forest
Keneally, Thomas,
ISBN: 0002222418
Collins, London, 1975. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Gray coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with red, black, yellow and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book about the ending of World War I, at Compiegne, November 1918 and of the Frenchman, Englishman and German gathered together to sign the armistice that ended four years of horror. Men and drawn together "... to end a war and to plant the seeds of the next one; none of them fool or knave, but each one the slave of his preoccupations and his prejudices, haunted by the nightmare of the last four years. And they meet, and talked, and talked, and did not understand." -- from front bottom of the panel blurred. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges with rubbing of the lower book edges. Age toning of the text clock edges. A little rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with faint fading of the backstrip. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [6], 7 - 222 pages.. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Historical; France; Medieval 10th to 15thc; ISBN: 0002222418. ISBN/EAN: 9780002222419. Inventory No: 0119732. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Great Historical Romances: The Talisman Ring, Georgette Heyer & The Gambling Man, Catherine Cookson & The King's Pleasure, Norah Lofts
Heyer, Georgette & Cookson, Catharine & Lofts, Norah,
ISBN: 0706409248
William Heinemann, London, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Photographic, black-and-white endpapers, both different showing accoutrement of a bygone era. Navy blue coloured textured imitation leather covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Colour photographic dustwrapper, the same photographs as for end pages (with pictures reversed), with dark pink and black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Three novels from three great historical romance writers. Rubbing of the book corners and there are some marks to the front panel. A little fading of the top dustwrapper edge with rubbing of blurb book panels. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 702, [2] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Romance; Historical; Fiction. ISBN: 0706409248. ISBN/EAN: 9780706409246. Inventory No: 0122988. 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. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0122988  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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In Open Spaces
Rowland, Russell,
ISBN: 0060084340
Harper Perennial, New York, 2002. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. Set in the vast and unforgiving prairie of eastern Montana from 1916 to 1946, In Open Spaces is the compelling story of the Arbuckle brothers: With breathtaking descriptions of the Montana landscape, Russell Rowland masterfully weaves a fascinating tale of the psychological wars that can rip a family apart... and, ultimately, the redemption that can bring them back together. paraphrasing the rear panel nice copy, slight rubbing at the top of the rear panel but no other damage to describe. Clean and free of annotation. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 365 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Historical; America; ISBN: 0060084340. ISBN/EAN: 9780060084349. Inventory No: 0260523. Very Good Condition
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0260523  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Inside the Palace The rise and fall Ferdinand & Imelda Marcos
Romulo, Beth Day,
ISBN: 0399132538
Feffer & Simons, New York, 1987. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. In a unique position to observe the Marcos regime and their private lives, Romulo (The Manila Hotel, etc.), wife of Philippine foreign minister Carlos P. Romulo, portrays the Marcoses as a powerful and greedy political team, surrounded by sycophants and jetset friends, who exploited a still feudal society with a corrupt patronage system. While Imelda was noted for her lavish and frivolous lifestyle, the author emphasizes that her husband relied on her as a de facto vice-president to whom, as his health failed, he accorded increasing authority, sending her on missions that she combined with mammoth shopping sprees. In this gossipy, meaty expose, studded with frank appraisals of public figures, the author contrasts the glamorous life of the privileged few, which she admittedly enjoyed, with the dire poverty of the Philippine people. Her eyewitness account of the disintegration and toppling of the regime after Benigno Aquino's murder confirms other such reports. Indexed and illustrated with black and white photographs. Size: Trade Paperback. 271 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Historical; Countries & Regions; Philippines; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0399132538. ISBN/EAN: 9780399132537. Inventory No: 0253363. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0253363  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Iseult
Meaney, Dee Morrison,
ISBN: 0441373879
Ace, New York, 1985. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. bookseller sticker on rear panel, age toning of the page edges, hole punch through the title on the front cover.. An Irish sorceress, a king and a knight bound by honour, betrayed by love Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 229 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Literature & Fiction; Genre Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0441373879. ISBN/EAN: 9780441373871. Library of Congress No: 97818689. Inventory No: 0262947. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $4.00 (AUD)
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Lions and Shadows (an education in the 20s)
Isherwood, Christopher,
ISBN: 0099561220
Vintage, London, 2013. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. this work blends autobiography and fiction to describe the inner life of a writer evolving from precocious public school boy to Cambridge drop-out at large in London's Bohemia. It contains thinly veiled portraits of Isherwood's contemporaries Auden, Upward, and Spender, whose intimate friendships and cult of rebellion shaped the literary identity of England in the 1930s. rear panel blurb. The book contains a new introduction by James Fenton. The book is secondhand. There is no damage, no evidence that it has been read. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 256 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Historical; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0099561220. ISBN/EAN: 9780099561224. Inventory No: 0259454. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $8.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0259454  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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New archaeological finds in China discoveries during the cultural Revolution
Hsia Nai,
Foreign Languages Press, Beijing, 1972. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: photographs. Edition Unstated. A nice clean copy colour illustrated wrapper folder over flaps, 12 pages of colour plates, followed by 56 pages of text, showing no damage. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 64 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Archaeology; Historical; China; Inventory No: 0262429. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $8.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0262429  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Face of a Stranger
Perry, Anne,
ISBN: 0804108587
Fawcett, New York, 2012. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. a clean copy of the 1st William Monk novel, showing no damage. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 345 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Crime Fiction; Literature & Fiction; Genre Fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0804108587. ISBN/EAN: 9780804108584. Inventory No: 0261938. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $6.40 (AUD)
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The Generations of Men
Wright, Judith,
ISBN: 0195502957
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1975. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Alison Forbes. Reprint. Includes a map of eastern Australia and an introduction. "For my knowledge of the lives and personalities of my grandparents themselves, I am indebted not only to their writings (the diaries of my grandfather for the years from 1866 -- 1890, and of my grandmother in later years, and her unfinished reminiscences), but to my memories of her and my knowledge of the influence of their lives on their surroundings and and their descendants. Although to this extent, at least, my parents may be said to have written this book themselves, any errors of fact or interpretation, of course, to be imputed to their granddaughter only." -- from the introduction Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 232 pages. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Alison Forbes. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Historical; Australia; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0195502957. ISBN/EAN: 9780195502954. Inventory No: 0262552. Very Good Condition
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
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The Generations of Men
Wright, Judith,
ISBN: 0195502957
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1975. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Alison Forbes. Reprint. Includes a map of eastern Australia and an introduction. "For my knowledge of the lives and personalities of my grandparents themselves, I am indebted not only to their writings (the diaries of my grandfather for the years from 1866 -- 1890, and of my grandmother in later years, and her unfinished reminiscences), but to my memories of her and my knowledge of the influence of their lives on their surroundings and and their descendants. Although to this extent, at least, my parents may be said to have written this book themselves, any errors of fact or interpretation, of course, to be imputed to their granddaughter only." -- from the introduction second-hand copy, some rubbing of the edges of the front panel, previous owner's name stamp at the top of the first page, no annotations. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 232 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Alison Forbes. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Historical; Australia; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0195502957. ISBN/EAN: 9780195502954. Inventory No: 0280196. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
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The Mapmaker
Jauncey, James,
ISBN: 0340602880
Sceptre, London, 1995. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Edition Unstated. it is 1349 England has been ravaged by plague and whole villages wiped out. when 2 people are accused of murder and witchcraft, they have no choice but to abandon the shaky security of home and family for the chaotic and increasingly dangerous land beyond, there are only guide an obscure map rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 256 pages. The book is a secondhand book with reading creases to the spine, and darkening of the page edges, but is otherwise clean, and free of annotation. Previous bookseller's sticker on rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Historical; Medieval 10th to 15thc; ISBN: 0340602880. ISBN/EAN: 9780340602881. Inventory No: 0259041. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $6.40 (AUD)
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the pride of the Peacock
Holt, Victoria,
ISBN: 0002216701
Collins, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. the spine of the book is slightly canted, there is no other damage to describe. Previous owner's name on the 1st page. the story is told by Jessica, the main character, against the dignified background of English country life and the colourful, vital opal mining society of New South Wales. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 308 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: fiction; Historical; ISBN: 0002216701. ISBN/EAN: 9780002216708. Inventory No: 0263651. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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