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Anzac and Empire: The Tragedy and Glory of Gallipoli
Robertson, John,
ISBN: 094733419X
Hamlyn Australia, Port Melbourne, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 1.2 kg; 320 pages, illustrated front end page and rear end page, text illustrated throughout with colour, and also black-and-white photographs, reproductions of art works, maps etc. Appendix, chapter notes, sources, biographical notes, and index. Colour illustrated wraparound dustwrapper, marred only by a slight fading of the spine section. The other damage to the book, is an inscription dated 1990, written by the recipient acknowledging the donor, and mentioning one of the relatives who was with second Brigade, AIF. Professor Robertson has gathered together a wide selection of new material in the form of diaries and letters so as to recreate the events of 1915 as perceived by those who lived and suffered through them. As well, he explores the relationship between Australia and Britain at all levels from private to general and from private citizen to Prime Minister and Governor General. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- World War I; ISBN: 094733419X. ISBN/EAN: 9780947334192. Inventory No: 0222181. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Good
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0222181  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Anzac and Empire; The Tragedy and Glory of Gallipoli
Robertson, John,
ISBN: 094733419X
Hamlyn Australia, Port Melbourne, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 320 pages, illustrated front end page and rear end page, text illustrated throughout with colour, and also black-and-white photographs, reproductions of art works, maps etc. Appendix, chapter notes, sources, biographical notes, and index. Colour illustrated wraparound dustwrapper, marred only by a slight fading of the spine section, and a couple of small tears at the top of this one section of the jacket." " Professor Robertson has gathered together a wide selection of new material in the form of diaries and letters so as to recreate the events of 1915 as perceived by those who lived and suffered through them. As well, he explores the relationship between Australia and Britain at all levels from private to general and from private citizen to Prime Minister and Governor General. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- World War I; Australia; ISBN: 094733419X. ISBN/EAN: 9780947334192. Inventory No: 0242128. 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: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0242128  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australia at Lourdes
Mangan, W. B.,
No details/facsimile,  No date. Facsimile -- First Thus
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Facsimile -- First Thus. VI, 200 pp., author's preface. Black and white photographic frontispiece, showing a photograph of some Australians at Lourdes. Within the text there are a black and white photographs. Plain text front cover, which is white with black writing on front panel. Very minor scuffing to the corners. This is a facsimile of a book first published in 1921, with the facsimile printing, the text is at times smudged. The photographs have not fared well at all, with poor resolution and loss of definition can leave the reader at a loss as to exactly what the photographs show. A World War I ex-Australian Army Chapman talks about Australian Army soldiers visiting Lourdes during World War I campaigns. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Military History -- World War I; Religion -- Christianity; Australia; Inventory No: 0101132. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101132  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Light Horse Ballads and Rhymes
Gerarby; Trooper,
H. H. Champion, Melbourne, 1919. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Poor Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 95 pp. Beige coloured boards with 1/4 buff coloured spine with black titles on the front cover and on the spine. The covers are faded and rubbed (commensurate with age of book ), and the corners are also slightly rubbed. The major fault of the book is to the spine, there has been insect activity to the top half of spine where the underlying board is visible. There are splits to both spine gutters, the front spine gutter split extends 2.5" and back spine gutter split extends 3". Overall the spine is faded, rubbed & nibbled by insects. The back panel has some stains to the top edge. The endpapers are brown and in the front end paper there are some black marks. The pages internally are starting to brown as well. Small book of poems that were written during the Great War of 1914 -- 1918 by somebody who was there. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry ; Military History -- World War I; Inventory No: 0100303. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Poor Condition
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0100303  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Father Figures; A First Volume of Autobiography 1897-1931
Martin, Kingsley,
Hutchinson of London, London, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 560 g.; X, 11-224 pages, last five pages blank intentionally, foreword by author, acknowledgements, list of illustrations and index. Gray coloured endpapers. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing five separate photographs of the author at different ages. The text is illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photography throughout the text. Blue coloured cloth boards with black insert on the backstrip, and within that insert gilt titles. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Dust marks and light browning to the top text block edge. Very light age turning to the internal text. Plain text dustwrapper with mottled brown and yellow background with blue and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear dustwrapper panel. A little rubbing and creasing to the backstrip edges and to the dustwrapper corners. Rubbing to the rear fold over crease and to either side of the spine. Sunning to the backstrip. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. The autobiography of the author who was brought up by his very nonconformist father that " ... the faith that individual conscience comes before State, or Party or worldly success. " -- from the front fold over panel blurb. To this end he was a passionate pacifist in World War I but ended up an ambulance orderly in France during the years1917-1918. Then went to Cambridge and after graduating went to the newspapers Manchester Guardian and the New Statesman, where he made them a forum to express strong individual opinion. And this was only up to 1931. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Military History -- World War I; Britain; Inventory No: 0107967. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107967  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Gallipoli
Carlyon, Les,
ISBN: 0732910897
Macmillan, Sydney, 2001. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. vii, 600 pages., 14 maps, 32 pp of black and white photographs, endnotes, select bibliography, index. Illustrated dustwrapper. Slight loss of colour to the boards at the base of the spine, and subtle indications that the book has been read, essentially very good condition, approaching fine . Using a masterly blend of storytelling and scholarship, and an intimate knowledge of the ground itself, the author has produced the most definitive account of the campaign yet written, and a superbly readable story of one of the defining moments in our Australia's history. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Military History -- Australia; Military History; Military History -- World War I; ISBN: 0732910897. ISBN/EAN: 9780732910891. Inventory No: 0227810. 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: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0227810  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Gallipoli
Carlyon, Les,
ISBN: 0732910897
Macmillan, Sydney, 2001. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. vii, 600 pages., 14 maps, 32 pp of black and white photographs, endnotes, select bibliography, index. Illustrated dustwrapper. Loss of colour to the boards at the base of the spine, and indications that the book has been read. Using a masterly blend of storytelling and scholarship, and an intimate knowledge of the ground itself, the author has produced the most definitive account of the campaign yet written, and a superbly readable story of one of the defining moments in our Australia's history. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 1.15. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Military History -- Australia; Military History; Military History -- World War I; ISBN: 0732910897. ISBN/EAN: 9780732910891. Inventory No: 0271734. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0271734  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Gallipoli; One Long Grave -- Australians at War
Denton, Kit,
ISBN: 0949118044
Time-Life Books, North Sydney, 1987. Second Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Second Reprint. 1.0 kg; 168pp., bibliography, acknowledgements, picture credits and index. Illustrated endpapers, showing the badge of The Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. The text is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs, black and white and coloured illustrations, 4 maps, and facsimiles of documents advertisements etc. Photographic front boards, showing Anzacs examining a captured Turk trench, against a black background with white writing in front panel and white and red on the spine. A history of the Gallipoli campaign of World War I from the Australian point of view. Part of the Time-Life series "Australians at war". slight rubbing of the lower corners of the hardcover binding, internally clean, no annotations, no damage. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- World War I; ISBN: 0949118044. ISBN/EAN: 9780949118042. Inventory No: 0278896. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0278896  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Moods of Ginger Mick
Dennis, C. J.,
ISBN: 0207133379
Angus & Robertson Publishers, Sydney, 1976. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Hal Gye. Reprint. 285 g.; XII, 144 pages, introduction -- " Jist to intrajuice me cobber, an' 'is name is Ginger Mick ", The Glossary. The text is illustrated by black-and-white drawings by Hal Gye. Bright blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the book corners and to the backstrip edges. Light age toning of the text block. A few marks to the endpapers. no damage to the dust jacket. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, by Hal Gye, with bright and blue titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. ] In this book the author looks at a soldiers lot, and from a larrikin's perspective, of World War I, and of those left behind in Australia. -------------------------- Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Hal Gye. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Poetry ; Illustrated; Military History -- World War I; Australia; ISBN: 0207133379. ISBN/EAN: 9780207133374. Inventory No: 0276075. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0276075  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Times Red Cross Storybook
Famous Novelists Serving in His Majesty's Forces,
Hodder & Stoughton, London, No date. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 192 pp. Black and white illustrated frontispiece, and throughout the book there are numerous black and white sketches and illustrations done by various artists. Light blue font boards with dark blue decoration, and dark blue writing on the spine. Corners of the book are slightly bumped and rubbed and the head and the heel of the spine are likewise. Slight fading and rubbing to the book panels along with grubby marks. Dust marks to the top paper edge along with foxing marks. Some foxing marks to the internal pages as well, worse at the beginning few pages. This book was produced by "The Times" for the benefit of those soldiers who were sick and wounded during world War 1. Authors and artists were serving members of the British armed services. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Military History -- World War I; Illustration; Inventory No: 0101227. Good Condition
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101227  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Unicorn Among the Wattles
Marks, Harry,
ISBN: 090809017X
Hyland House, Melbourne, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 450 g; 240 pp., colour illustrated dustwrapper, glossary. Rubbing/chipping to top rear corner of dustwrapper. To the Anzacs at Gallipoli were sent a strange recruit -- A. Cockney, a Jew lacking conviction, a boy who had faked his age and changed his name to join Kitchener's army -- and found himself among Australians. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Illustrated; Judaica; Military History -- World War I; ISBN: 090809017X. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090174. Inventory No: 0201730. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0201730  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Unicorn Among the Wattles
Marks, Harry,
ISBN: 090809017X
Hyland House, Melbourne, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 450 g; 240 pp., colour illustrated dustwrapper, glossary. The book and dust jacket show no signs of damage. To the Anzacs at Gallipoli were sent a strange recruit -- A. Cockney, a Jew lacking conviction, a boy who had faked his age and changed his name to join Kitchener's army -- and found himself among Australians. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Illustrated; Judaica; Military History -- World War I; ISBN: 090809017X. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090174. Inventory No: 0226489. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0226489  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Wearing Spurs
Reith, Lord,
Hutchinson, London, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Sarah R. Whitcombe. First Edition. forward by Robert Lusty. Light grey coloured endpapers. Black and white illustrated frontispiece by Sarah R. Whitcombe, showing John Reith at the time. Maroon coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Pink coloured tint to top edge of paper. Minor rubbing to the book corners and shelf wear evident to the bottom edges. Bumping into the head to the heel of the spine. The top quarter of the front and back panel are slightly cocked. Illustrated dustwrapper again by Sarah R. Whitcombe, with grey coloured background and blue and maroon coloured titles to the front panel and spine. Minor wear to the dust wrapper corners and there are some creases to the top and bottom edges. Small amount chipping around the top spine edge. Dustwrapper is priced clipped on the front fold over lower right-hand corner. The memoirs of John Reith ( later Lord Reith) during World War I. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 224 pages, last blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Sarah R. Whitcombe. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Military History -- World War I; Inventory No: 0101559. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101559  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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