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(and so forth)
Dessaix, Robert,
ISBN: 0732909430
Pan Macmillan, Sydney, 1998. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Inscribed by Author. author's note and acknowledgements. Black coloured endpapers. Between pages 232 and 233 there are eight pages of colour reproductions of artworks. Black coloured boards with white coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper with gilt coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "In this selection of the short fiction, essays and journalism from the last decade, Robert Dessaix offers insights into the many selves at play behind the mask of well-known broadcaster and author of Night Letters." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Rubbing and a little softening of the backstrip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and pages. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 432, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Short Stories; Australia; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 0732909430. ISBN/EAN: 9780732909437. Inventory No: 0128945. Very Good Condition
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0128945  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Book of Naughty Children; Thirty Short Stories
Blyton Enid,
Methuen & Co Ltd, London, 1953. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Eileen Soper. Reprint. List of illustrations. Black and white illustrated frontispiece and the black-and-white illustrations within the text have all been created by Eileen Soper. Blue coloured boards with navy blue coloured titles to the front panel, navy blue facsimile signature of author to the lower edge of the front panel and navy blue coloured titles to the backstrip. As the title would suggest 30 short stories by this author about naughty children, illustrated by Eileen Soper. Softening and rubbing of the book edges. The book panels are very grubby and a previous owner has coloured some of the book title in in a pink coloured pencil and run a line either side of the back strip in the same coloured pencil. Fading of the backstrip, with a small pink line underneath the author's name; Softening and rubbing of the book edges. The book panels are very grubby and a previous owner has coloured some of the book title in in a pink coloured pencil and run a line either side of the back strip in the same coloured pencil. Fading of the backstrip, with a small pink line underneath the author's name; fading to the front panel. Light tanning and stains to the text edges with age toning of the pages. Offset tanning, faint foxing and a few handling marks to the end pages. Previous owners name to the top edge of the free front end page. . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], V - VIII, 166, [2] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Eileen Soper. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Children; Short Stories; Illustration; Inventory No: 0129834. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129834  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Careless Widow: And Other Stories
Pritchett, V. S. (Sir Victor) (Victor Sawdon),
ISBN: 0394576128
Random House Inc, New York, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 400 g; 166 pages, with original dust jacket. The book contains six short stories. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; ISBN: 0394576128. ISBN/EAN: 9780394576121. Inventory No: 0220598. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0220598  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Long Way from Home; Stories
O'Grady, Desmond,
F.W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. acknowledgements. Black coloured board with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A series of short stories about people finding them selves a long way from home; an Australian artist in Rome, a young Englishman who finds himself on the goldfields at the time of the Eureka Stockade and others, who the author "... describes the tensions which result from this isolation, whether it is purely physical or mainly psychological." -- from the front holdover panel blurb. Rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the lower book edges. Browning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Previous owner's name to the top right hand corner of the front paste-down. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. There is a 0.5" tear to the top right hand corner of the rear panel, with associated creasing. Fading to the backstrip. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8] 166, [2] pages,. 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; Short Stories; Australia; Inventory No: 0118559. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0118559  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Madder Dance
Day, Sarah,
ISBN: 0140423737
Penguin Books, London, 1991. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Colour illustrated card cover with purple and red coloured titles to the front panel and white and black coloured titles to the backstrip. Minor creasing to the book corners and age toning of the textblock edges and internal text. Previous bookseller's sticker to the lower edge of the rear panel. A series of short stories about the human condition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; ISBN: 0140423737. ISBN/EAN: 9780140423730. Inventory No: 0113111. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0113111  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Maugham Twelve
Maugham, W. Somerset,
William Heinemann, London, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. introduction (and selected by ) Angus Wilson. Red coloured boards with embossed design on the lower right-hand corner of the front panel with gilt design ( same design as for front cover ) and writing on the spine. Red coloured tint to the top text block edge. Illustrated dustwrapper, being the same design on the front board and spine of the book, is in gilt with a white coloured background and black, red and gray coloured titles to the front panel and spine. 12 Short stories from one the 20th century's great English writers -- W. Somerset Maugham. Softening and rubbing to the back strip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Flecking to the book panels. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges with a small split to the top left-hand corner of the front panel. Fading of the back strip and browning to the rear panel please see photograph. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. X, 342 pages, last 2 blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories ; Inventory No: 0126989. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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A Prospect of the Sea; and Other Stories and Prose Writings
Thomas, Dylan (Daniel Jones -- Editor),
J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London, 1957. Fourth Impression
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Fourth Impression. publisher's and note. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing Dylan Thomas, his wife, Caitlin and their daughter Aeron. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt titles coloured to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with little and white background with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Same photograph as for frontispiece has been reproduced to the rear dustwrapper panel. A collection of the Welsh writer Dylan Thomas' short stories and essays from the 1930s up until just prior to his death. A little bumping and discolouration to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Spotting to the book covers and age toning of the text block edges and internal text. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and rubbing and creasing to the backstrip edges. There is a 0.25 " tear to the top edge of the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and handling marks to the dustwrapper panel. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, top right-hand corner. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). VIII, 136 pages, . Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories ; Essays ; Inventory No: 0110307. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0110307  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Red Skeleton In Your Closet; Ghost Stories Gay and Grim Selected and Edited by Red Skelton
Skelton, Red Editor,
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1965. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. acknowledgements, Of Course I Believe in Ghosts Doesn't Everyone? Dark red coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with numerous duotone drawings throughout, illustrator not credited. Illustrated boards, a caricature of Red Skelton by Al Hirschfield, with red and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Softening to the backstrip edges and bumping and rubbing to the book corners. Rubbing and some chipping it to the lower book edges and rear panel shows handling marks, rubbing and the backstrip is somewhat faded. Light browning to the textblock edges and to the internal pages. The remains of bookseller price sticker to the top right hand corner of the front panel. A selection of ghost stories selected by Red Skelton. They range from humorous to spooky. authors include, Oscar Wilde, Lord Dunsany, Saki, Manly Wade Wellman and John West. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. (4), 5-224 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0113086. Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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A Sunday kind of love and other stories
Davies, Alan,
F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1961. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Jacqueline Gee. First Edition. Dust jacket has 1/4 inch tear top left of the rear panel, offset tanning (faint) of both front and rear end pages. The author who is a reader in political science at the University of Melbourne has written a collection of short stories including the title, and is wholly concerned with urban (or "inner-suburban": since the author lives at Carlton, and obviously suburb of Melbourne) themes of love, poverty, religious experience, intellectual growth, social and political awareness. Dust jacket blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Jacqueline Gee. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Australia; Inventory No: 0269256. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0269256  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Tarpaulin Muster
Masefield, John,
Grant Richards Ltd., London, 1915. Reprint
 Hardcover (Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. Note. Grey coloured cloth covered illustrated boards, illustration based on a design by Mr Symington, with black coloured embossed titles to the front panel and backstrip. 24 short stories based around the sea, ships and seamen. 1st published in April 1907. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges with a little rubbing of the top corners and lower edges. Tanning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Offset tanning to the pages. Sunning to the backstrip. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [12], 13 - 224 pages,. Deckled Lower Edge (rough cut). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0127991. Good Condition
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0127991  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Tidewater Morning; Three Tales from Youth
Styron, William,
ISBN: 0224038230
Jonathan Cape, London, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. author's note. Pale purple coloured boards with white coloured titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photographic dustwrapper with black and blue coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. " These narratives reflect the experiences of the author at the ages of twenty, ten and thirteen. The tales are an imaginative reshaping of real events and are linked by a chain of memories. The memories are of a single place the Virginia Tidewater of the 1930s." From the author's note, page XIII. Light fading of the top board edges and age toning of the textblock edges and of the internal text. Ruffling of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (10), XI-XIII, (2), 3-142, (4) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; ISBN: 0224038230. ISBN/EAN: 9780224038232. Inventory No: 0112462. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0112462  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A universe of clowns
Liberman, Serge,
ISBN: 0949780049
Phoenix Publishing, Indooropilly, Queensland, 1983. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Signed by Author. . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [10], 271, [6] pages. a clean secondhand copy, no damage to detail apart from age toning of the page edges and reading creases on the spine. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Australia; Signed by Author. ISBN: 0949780049. ISBN/EAN: 9780949780041. Inventory No: 0272994. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0272994  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A universe of clowns
Liberman, Serge,
ISBN: 0949780049
Phoenix Publishing, Indooropilly, Queensland, 1983. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. small scuff mark on left hand side of front panel. No other damage to note. A "rare" Serge Liberman, that escaped his biro. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [10], 271, [6] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Australia; ISBN: 0949780049. ISBN/EAN: 9780949780041. Inventory No: 0263153. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0263153  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Walk on the West Side; California on the Brink
Gold, Herbert,
ISBN: 0877953228
Arbor House, New York, 1981. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good/. First Edition. Introduction by author. Illustrated paperback binding with black, red and green coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A book of short stories and essays on one of the westernmost states of America California. "With a rare insight and telling humour, Gold exposes the dreams and realities of California's own special landscape a mosaic of people and places that include such bizarre and wonderful personalities as rock concert impresario Bill Graham and activist in behalf of the oldest profession, Margot St James." -- from the rear panel blurb. A little creasing of the book corners and rubbing of the book edges and panels. There is a gold coloured remainder stripe to the lower text edge which has also impinged upon the lower edge of the front panel. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Full Number Line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], 5 - 236, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; United States; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0877953228. ISBN/EAN: 9780877953227. Inventory No: 0129837. Very Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Week Like Any Other
Bartanskaya, Natalya,
ISBN: 0860681157
Virago, London, 1989. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. rubberstamp from the International bookshop at the bottom of the first page. No other damage to detail. A collection of 7 the short story with women live being the central preoccupation of the collection. You are the catch the everyday realities of family and society in the soviet union. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 224 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; Short Stories; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0860681157. ISBN/EAN: 9780860681151. Inventory No: 0256921. Very Good Condition
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0256921  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Actions and Reactions (Macmillan's Colonial Library)
Kipling, Rudyard,
Macmillan and Co., Limited, London, 1909. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. Dark blue coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed design and gilt coloured embossed titles to the front panel; gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. 16 short stories that were first published in the late 19th century. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges; bumping, rubbing and some fraying of the book corners. Rubbing and marking of the book panels with tanning and foxing of the text block edges. Age toning, foxing and handling marks of the pages. Offset tanning and foxing of the end pages and previous owners name to the top left-hand corner of the front paste-down. This is the first Colonial Edition, issued For Sale in the Colonies. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8], 3 - 301, [9 of which eight are further titles from publishing house] pages,. Deckled Lower Edge (rough cut). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Illustrated; 19th century; Inventory No: 0129542. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129542  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Add a Dash of Pity: Short Stories (Pan Books)
Ustinov, Peter,
Pan Books Ltd, London, 1961. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Colour illustrated paperback binding with yellow, white, red and green coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear panel. Eight short stories in which the author brings his considerable talents in shining a light on contemporary life (1950s style), " ... a Hungarian violinist raging against non-recognition: two Russian authors struggling against Moscow censorship; a Spanish bullfight that gets completely out of hand; an English colonel should have won the VC and where ever he turns Ustinov plays back with humour, irony and a dash of pity the fruits of his uncanny ear and flawless observation." -- from rear panel blurb. Minor creasing to the lower book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Sunning of the back strip uniform tanning of the text block edges and pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [6], 7 - 157, [3 of which to a further titles from publishing house] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0127182. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0127182  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Adventure Stories for Girls
Various,
Odhams Books Limited , London, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. Edition Unstated. Acknowledgements. The text is illustrated throughout with black-and-white drawings. Red coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with red coloured titles to the front panel and red and white coloured titles to the back strip. 17 short stories, specifically designed for young girls to read. Authors include Pamela Brown, Rudyard Kipling, 'Saki' and Constance M. White. A little rubbing of the book corners and of the back strip edges. Tanning of the textblock edges and pages. Foxing to the top text edge. Some creasing of the dustwrapper edges and minor chipping of the corners. Rubbing of the back strip and of the book panels. A few foxing spots to the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 320 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Teens & Young Adult; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0128724. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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After the Wave; Short Stories of Post Tsunami on theThai Andaman Coast
Bunnag, Tew,
ISBN: 9742280509
Bangkok Post, Bangkok, 2005. First Edition
 Softcover (with Flaps) Softcover (with Flaps). Very Good Condition/. First Edition. introduction by author. Colour photographic dustwrapper red and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A series of seven short stories of life after the tsunami that devastated Thailand in 2004. For, as the author has stated in their introduction "... It did not discriminate between skin colour, religious creed, political ideology, economic status or any of those factors that normally divide us. In that sense and natural disaster of such massive proportions as the Tsunami is a leveller and a unifier, loss and grief have no boundaries. If only we could remember that." from page 2, these stories honour the dead, those who still grieve and the people and those who courageously go on with their livelihoods. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 122, [2] pages.. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. 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). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Thailand; ISBN: 9742280509. ISBN/EAN: 9789742280505. Inventory No: 0116116. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Aldyth's Dream
Kopsen, D. B. (Dorothy Blaxland),
Not Stated (Printed by The Bridge Printery Pty. Ltd.), Sydney, No date. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Red coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with black and green coloured titles to the front panel. A series of 7 short stories by this by this Australian author, the book comprising of: Aldyth's Dream or The Puritan Maid, (p. [7]-30) Garthlands : A Story of a Strange Happening, (p. [31]-49) A Far Country : A Fantasy, p. [45]-59) The Bet ,(p. [51]-59) Our Neighbours, (p. [61]-70) The Rocky Headland, (p. [71]-84) The Forged Notes or Julie's Cave, (p. [85]-109). There is no visible publication date, but the majority of the short stories were written in the early part of the 1950s. Rubbing to the book corners and backstrip edges. The spine has a slight cock. Some dark marks to the front board with Browning and very faint foxing of the textblock edges. Offset tanning, light foxing and browning to the endpapers with age toning of the pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Rubbing of the dustwrapper panels with the rear panel showing some grubby marks. There is a 1.5" tear to the lower right-hand corner of the rear panel and there is another smaller tear to the lower edge of the same panel. A small split to the top and bottom fold over corners. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [7], 8-109, [1] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0116189. Very Good Condition
Price: $88.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0116189  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Alfred Hitchcock's Daring Detictives
Hitchcock, Alfred Editor,
ISBN: 0394814908
Random House Children's Books, New York, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover (Laminated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Arthur Shilstone. First Edition. Introduction by editor. Illustrated end pages and the decorations within the text have all been drawn by Arthur Shilstone. Colour illustrated laminated boards (wraparound), again by Arthur Shilstone, with white, yellow and black coloured titles to the front panel and white and yellow coloured titles to the backstrip. 11 short stories of crime fiction, written by such people as Agatha Christie, Cornell Woolrich, Ellery Queen and John Dickson Carr, to mention but four, for the young adult reader. Softening and a little chipping of the backstrip edges with bumping of the book corners. The underlying board is visible to the book corners. Rubbing of the book edges and some sunning of the backstrip. Age toning of the text block edges, and, lighter age toning of the pages. Some rubbing marks along the front for edge of the free front end page. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. [10], 4 - 208 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Arthur Shilstone. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Crime Fiction; Short Stories; Teens & Young Adult. ISBN: 0394814908. ISBN/EAN: 9780394814902. Inventory No: 0129168. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129168  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Alien Worlds
Collins, Paul Editor,
ISBN: 0909117055
Void Publications, St Kilda, Melbourne, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Francesco Turco -- Cover Art. First Edition. introduction by Paul Collins. Illustrated frontispiece and title page by Francesco Turco, who also drew the illustration for the dustwrapper. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. A collection of 13 short stories; about the infinite worlds of science fiction and fantasy as seen through Australian eyes. Softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Some rubbing to the lower book edges and the spine is somewhat cocked. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels with sunning to all facets of the dustwrapper along with some handling marks. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], 5 - 252, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Francesco Turco -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Short Stories; Australia; ISBN: 0909117055. ISBN/EAN: 9780909117054. Inventory No: 0121916. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0121916  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Alien Worlds
Collins, Paul Editor,
ISBN: 0909117055
Void Publications, St Kilda, Melbourne, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Francesco Turco -- Cover Art. First Edition. introduction by Paul Collins. Illustrated frontispiece and title page by Francesco Turco, who also drew the illustration for the dustwrapper. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. A book of 13 short stories; about the infinite worlds of science fiction and fantasy as seen through Australian eyes. Rubbing of the back strip edges, book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with handling marks very visible. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], 5 - 252, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Francesco Turco -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Short Stories; Australia; ISBN: 0909117055. ISBN/EAN: 9780909117054. Inventory No: 0121917. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0121917  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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An American Miscellany articles and stories now 1st collected by Albert Mordell
Hearn, Lafcadio ,
Heinemann, London, 1925. 2nd Impression
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 2nd Impression. 1.2 kg; 2 volumes -- LXXXIV, 227; VII, 265 pages, in original blue cloth gilt titles, with edges slightly foxed and darkened, most of the pages are still uncut. Offsetting into the preliminaries, original bookseller's sticker fixed central to the rear paste down of both volumes. No other damage to note. A very attractive pair. There are some interesting titles for the stories "violent cremation", "notes on the utilisation of human remains" "the poisoners" "some scenes of poverty", "a Lily in the mouth of hell" "last of the fencing masters" "New Orleans superstitions". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0229360. 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: $64.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0229360  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Ashes : And Other Stories
Shepherd, Naomi,
ISBN: 1870015754
Peter Halban, London, 2001. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 500 g; to 32 pages, in original hardcover binding with original photographic illustrated dust jacket. The only damage is some slight rubbing it to the back panel of the dust jacket. The debut work is set in an Israel of many moods, and Israel shaped by its heritage, its history, and, above all its inhabitants, Jew and Arab, all gathered together not so much in a melting pot as in a stew concocted of intractable, discordant elements. -- rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; ISBN: 1870015754. ISBN/EAN: 9781870015752. Inventory No: 0224327. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0224327  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Signpost; An Anthology, Edited for the Canberra Fellowship of Australian Writers by T. A. G. Hungerford
Hungerford, T. A. G. (Thomas Arthur Guy) Editor ,
F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover (Illustrated Cloth) Hardcover (Illustrated Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Foreword by editor, acknowledgements and biographical notes. Dark red coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured illustrations to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. As the title would suggest an anthology of short stories, and poetry, from around Australia. Contributors include: Ethel Anderson, Sidney J. Baker, Rosemary Dobson, Eric C. Rolls, Nancy Keesing and D' Arcy Niland. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges with some bumping and rubbing to the book corners. Insect tracks can be seen on the book covers along with some rubbing. Faint sunning to the backstrip. Age toning of the textblock edges and pages with light foxing present to the textblock edges. Offset tanning to the end pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [5], VI - XI, [2], 2 - 308 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Australia; Inventory No: 0129439. Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129439  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Bad Mothers; Stories
Duffy, Judy,
ISBN: 0140116281
Penguin Books, Ringwood, Victoria, 1988. First Paperback Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Paperback Edition. Illustrated card cover with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and red coloured titles to the backstrip. "Bad Mothers, Judy Duffy's first collection of stories, explores just how far women will go in the name of love and family." -- from the rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Browning of the textblock edges and pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 141, [3] pages,. 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; Short Stories; ISBN: 0140116281. ISBN/EAN: 9780140116281. Inventory No: 0118847. Good Condition
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0118847  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Between the Flags and Other Stories (Imprint)
Hyde, Jane,
ISBN: 0732224225
Collins Publishers, Sydney, 1988. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Illustrated card cover with blue and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A series of short stories where the characters " ... survive the incertitude of the 80s, fortified by laughter and the reckless hope that their dreams of order and safety might come true." -- from rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing the book edges and panels. Age toning of the textblock edges. Sunning to the book panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 131, [3]pages. Previous bookseller's sticker to the rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Short Stories; Australia; ISBN: 0732224225. ISBN/EAN: 9780732224226. Inventory No: 0117725. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0117725  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Beyond the Great Snow Mountains (The Louis L'Amour Collection)
L'Amour, Louis,
ISBN: 0553063065
Bantam Books, New York, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Foreword by author, A note on the dedication, afterword by Beau L'Amour and about Louis L'Amour. Sand coloured end pages. Brown coloured faux textured leather binding, with facsimile gilt embossed author signature to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. A collection of 10 stories that the author wrote, some from the beginning of his career and others at the end. The settings are predominantly in the early to middle part of the 20th century. A little rubbing of the edges and panels. Age toning of the text book edges and pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [7], 2 - 202 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; United States; 19th century; ISBN: 0553063065. ISBN/EAN: 9780553063066. Inventory No: 0129658. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129658  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Big Fat Tuesday
Cunnington, Vivian,
F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1963. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 152 pp, illustrated dustwrapper. Front board slightly warped, top and bottom of the spine area of the dustwrapper have been eaten by silverfish, and there is edgewear to the top of the dustwrapper. The Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Short Stories; Inventory No: 0200771. Good
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0200771  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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