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"I' is a versatile character ; stories
Boult, Jenny,
ISBN: 0959118640
WAV Publications, Norwood, , 1986. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. slight loss of colour on the spine section, and front panel, internally clean. A collection of 10 stories including the title story Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 80 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0959118640. ISBN/EAN: 9780959118643. Inventory No: 0257227. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0257227  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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& Sons
Gilbert, David,
ISBN: 0007552793
Fourth Estate Ltd, London, 2014. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. a clean copy showing no damage to either the book or the jacket. A big, ambitious book about fathers and sons, Oedipal envy and sibling rivalry, and the dynamics between art and life, talent and virtue. – New York Times Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 448 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0007552793. ISBN/EAN: 9780007552795. Inventory No: 0273892. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0273892  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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& Sons
Gilbert, David,
ISBN: 0007552793
Fourth Estate Ltd, London, 2014. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. a clean copy showing no damage to either the book or the jacket. A big, ambitious book about fathers and sons, Oedipal envy and sibling rivalry, and the dynamics between art and life, talent and virtue. – New York Times Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 448 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0007552793. ISBN/EAN: 9780007552795. Inventory No: 0261607. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0261607  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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& Sons
Gilbert, David,
ISBN: 0812993969
Random House, New York, 2014. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. a clean copy showing no damage to either the book or the jacket. A big, ambitious book about fathers and sons, Oedipal envy and sibling rivalry, and the dynamics between art and life, talent and virtue. – New York Times Second Impession. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 448 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0812993969. ISBN/EAN: 9780812993967. Inventory No: 0280668. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280668  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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12 Edmondstone Street
Malouf, David,
ISBN: 0701139706
Chatto & Windus, London, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. at the top right of the front end page there is a small pale mark from a price sticker and on the left-hand side of the same, 12/16 written and then circled in ink. Please refer to the attached image. Otherwise, the book is clean and free of annotation. No damage to the dust jacket.. Widely regarded as one of Australia's finest novelist and short story writers, David Malouf breaks new ground in a remarkable book combines autobiography with a subtle, almost painterly sense of the ways in which objects with which we surround ourselves, and the places in which we live, build up our private maps of reality and shape our personal mythologies. – Dust jacket blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0701139706. ISBN/EAN: 9780701139704. Inventory No: 0278641. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0278641  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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12 Edmondstone Street (The Collected Edition)
Malouf, David,
ISBN: 0701161191
Chatto & Windus, London, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. At the beginning of each chapter there is a small black-and-white illustration by Jolyne Knox. Dark blue coloured endpapers. Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Jolyne Knox, with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. In this book the author travels back in time to the house he was born in in Brisbane, of life in Tuscany, his first visit to India and a traumatic journey from Brisbane to Sydney during World War II with his father. The book is, as a front fold over panel blurb states "... Funny, humane and beautifully written, this is a unique and extraordinary essay in autobiography." A little softening of the back strip edges and rubbing of the book corners. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels with noticeable fading to the top edge of the dustwrapper and of the back strip. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [10], 3 - 134, [2] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0701161191. ISBN/EAN: 9780701161194. Inventory No: 0124069. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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144 Piccadilly
Fuller, Samuel,
ISBN: 0450013146
New English Library, London, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. The Book: Age toning of the page edges. No other damage. The Jacket: Slight rubbing of the bottom edge, and there is what appears to be a moisture stain at each of the lower fold over corners and at the bottom of the spine. There is NO mark on the inside of the jacket. The cover of the book also has NO marking. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 224 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0450013146. ISBN/EAN: 9780450013140. Inventory No: 0240856. Very Good Condition
Price: $70.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0240856  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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1876
Vidal, Gore,
ISBN: 0434829633
William Heinemann, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 342 pp., + 4 blank; the spine of dustwrapper has been sunned (as seems to be usual with copies in Australia). Slight shelving contact on the bottom edge of the pages, no other damage to detail. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0434829633. ISBN/EAN: 9780434829637. Inventory No: 0276977. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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20 letters to a friend
Alliluyeva, Svetlana,
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1968. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. a nice clean copy, page edges darkened slightly commensurate with age, general handling marks, but no damage to report. The writer was the daughter of Joseph Stalin, and she presents an unforgettable picture of her childhood spent in the Kremlin. First softcover edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 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. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0254651. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $4.80 (AUD)
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3 (Three) Blind Mice
Hemensley, Kris, Walter Billeter & Robert Kenny – Editors,
ISBN: 0909229090
Rigmarole of the Hours in association with The Ear in a Wheatfield & The Paper Castle, Westgarth, Victoria, 1977. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. introduction by the three editors, each separate, and notes on the contributors. The text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white photograph. Illustrated paperback binding with brown coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. An anthology of writing, poetry and prose from different magazines – Rigmarole of the Hours, The Ear in a Wheatfield & The Paper Castle. Contributors include Paul Oster, David Miller, Ian Reid and Clive Faust. Creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Handling marks and sunning to the book panels and areas noticeable sunning to the back strip with some insect damage also present. Uniform age honing of the text block edges. Size: Trade Paperback. [3], 4 - 223, [1] pages,. Previous bookseller's sticker to the rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Australia; ISBN: 0909229090. ISBN/EAN: 9780909229092. Inventory No: 0122945. Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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3 More Novels; Vainglory, Inclinations, Caprice
Firbank, Ronald,
ISBN: 081120975X
New Directions Publishing Corporation, New York, 1986. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. there is also slight rubbing at the heel of the spine. Introduction by Ernest Jones. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 446 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: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 081120975X. ISBN/EAN: 9780811209755. Inventory No: 0259021. Good Condition
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
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3 Pasquier Chronicles
Duhamel, Georges,
Readers Union, London, 1938. Book Club Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Fair. Book Club Edition. contains News from Havre, Caged Beasts and In Sight of the Promised Land translated from the French. This one volume edition has an introducory essay (8 pp.) on Duhamel by E. F. Bozman. Translated by Beatrice De Holthoir. there is no damage to describe to the book apart from age toning of the page edges, and offset tanning of the front and rear end pages, the dust jacket is in 2 sections, the rear fold over flap and rear panel, and the rest, now protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XIV, 488 pages in original hardcover binding.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0247889. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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30 Great Short Stories (complete and unabridged)
Maugham, W. Somerset,
ISBN: 0907486460
Chancellor press, London, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. bound in blue vinyl with silver titling, the edges of the pages have browned. The dustjacket is slightly rubbed across the edges. This book contains a selection taken from The Complete Short Stories, and was 1st published in the early 1950s in 3 volumes. A good introduction to his works. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 456 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0907486460. ISBN/EAN: 9780907486466. Inventory No: 0274582. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0274582  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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30 years with G. B .S.
Patch, Blanche ,
Victor Gollancz Ltd / Dymock's Book Arcade Ltd, London / Sydney, 1951. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Index. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece, showing the author and George Bernard Shaw. Orange coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. The memoirs of George Bernard Shaw's private secretary for the last 30 years of his life. Softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Uniform tanning of the textbook edges and pages with previous owner's rubber stamp to the top edge of the free front end page. Attached, via a rusty pin, is a card with a gift inscription. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down, which has ghosted to the free front end page. Little chipping of the dustwrapper corners and back strip corners. Rubbing to the dustwrapper with quite noticeable rubbing. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [9], 10 - 256 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Britain/UK; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 0124010. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0124010  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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65 Short Stories
Maugham, W. Somerset (January 25, 1874 December 16, 1965),
ISBN: 0905712056
Heinemann/Octopus, London, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. the book itself is bound in a dark red vinyl with gilt titles to the spine and front panel. The dustjacket has lost any crispness of the folds that it may have had. Foxing to the top edge of the textblock, slight softness of the front hinge. Christmas annotation on the half title page. Written intermittently between 1920 and 1945, the stories have been grouped by Maugham himself according to their locale so that "the reader can take his bearings and whatever distant lands I choose to lead him to". First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 937 pages. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0905712056. ISBN/EAN: 9780905712055. Inventory No: 0246470. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0246470  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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925; Number 14
Various Contributors,
925, Melbourne, 1982. First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic . First Edition. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Blue coloured illustrated cover with light blue coloured titles to the front panel. A little creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book panels. Browning of the internal text, in line with the poor paper used in the magazine's production. This is the 14th edition of the Magazine 925, devoted to poetry by working people and not poets. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Not paginated (42 pages).. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Poetry; Australia; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 0111883. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0111883  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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a ballot of love 1983
Prokosch, Frederic,
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1964. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. aged toning of the page edges, very slight rubbing of the edges of the spine, and a "tidemark" at the top left of the inside of the front cover. "He has invented what might be called the geographical novel, in which he mingle sensuality with irony, lucidity with mystery." This is the first Penguin Edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 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; Inventory No: 0267035. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0267035  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Beggar in Jerusalem
Wiesel, Elie,
not Given,  1970. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Edition Unstated. translated from the French by Lily Edelman and the author This is a Taiwanese rip-off, Publication details on the verso of the title page in Chinese, with a statement of "First Printing" and then the copyright details. previous owner's details on the inside of the front cover and embossed name on blank front end page. No damage to describe otherwise, slight darkening of the page edges. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0273209. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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a bend in the river
Naipaul, V. S.,
ISBN: 0140052585
Penguin,  1981. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. reprint. fading of the spine section of the softcover binding, aged toning of the page edges, no other damage to describe. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 287 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Reading creases on the spine, age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140052585. ISBN/EAN: 9780140052589. Inventory No: 0241242. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
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A Big Life
Johnson, Susan,
ISBN: 0330274384
Picador, Sydney, 1993. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 312 pages.. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Edges and internal pages are brown.. Bookseller's sticker to the rear book panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Australia; ISBN: 0330274384. ISBN/EAN: 9780330274388. Inventory No: 0114256. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $6.40 (AUD)
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A Book of Beauty; An Anthology of Words and Pictures
Hadfield, John [ Editor ],
Readers Union, London, 1958. Book Club Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor. Illustrator: Illustrated. Book Club Edition. 770 g.; (6) VII-XIII (1) 15-256 pages, introduction by editor, acknowledgements, notes on the illustrations and and index of authors and composers. Illustrated endpapers. Colour illustrated frontispiece, being a reproduction of Jan Vermeer of Delft's painting "Allegory Of Painting". The text is illustrated with both colour and black and white photographs and illustrations throughout by various artists and illustrators. 1/4 white coloured back strip with gilt titles. 3/4 gilt and white design against a red coloured boards. Bumping and discolouration to the backstrip and to the book corners. Lower corners show underlying board and there is heavy wear to the lower book edge. Browning and dust marks to the top text block edge and light age toning of the internal text. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying boards with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip. There is a large piece missing from the top left-hand corner of the backstrip and the backstrip has become incredibly rubbed and sound. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels and some tears with associated creasing to the top edge of the front panel. There is a 1 inch tear to the lower left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel and a 2.25 " tear to the lower right-hand corner of the rear panel. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper and clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. An anthology of poetry, prose interspersed with pictures. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 0110895. Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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A Book of Travellers' Tales
Newby, Eric,
The Folio Society, London, 2007. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Slipcased. Illustrator: Not Credited. Reprint. XIV, 558 pages, includes sources and acknowledgements and index for the over 300 writers represented in this book from a time spanning 430 BC through to the 1980s. Eric Newby, raconteur, has compiled a marvellous entertaining anthology of writing by his peers. Covering the Arctic through to the Antipodes and from east to west, the choice of the stories was governed by the same eye for the curious and unexpected, the same ear for a good story that distinguishes his own writing. Book a second hand, there is no damage, no and patience, no marks, colour illustrated cloth; the slipcase shows some signs of handling but is still in very good condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Not Credited. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; travel & Places. Inventory No: 0280419. 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: $26.40 (AUD)
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A Bouquet from France; One Hundred French Poems with English Translations In Verse and Brief Notes
Thorley, Wilfred,
George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., London . Calcutta . Sydney, 1926. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 435 g.; VIII, 9-272 pages, last page blank, preface by author, notes and bibliography. 1/4 black coloured cloth backstrip with white paper insert to the spine and within that insert black titles. 3/4 red, white, green and blue decorated boards. Dark blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. Bumping and rubbing to the backstrip with 2 small splits to the top backstrip village. Heavy bumping and rubbing to the book corners with the underlying board visible. Fading to the backstrip and staining to the white insert of the backstrip and a little rubbing to the book panels. The blue tint to the top text block edge has faded and browning and staining is visible. The front fore and lower text block edge are deckled. Browning and offset tanning to the endpapers and the internal text are slightly age toned with the occasional foxing spot. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front in paper. A selection of 100 French poems, in both French and English. Ranging from the 14th century through to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Such poets as François Villon, Pierre de Ronsard, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud are represented, among others. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Poetry ; France ; Foreign-Language; Inventory No: 0108881. Good Condition
Price: $20.80 (AUD)
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A Bouquet of Barbed Wire
Newman, Andrea,
ISBN: 0140040900
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1976. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. Peter Elliott Manson is in love – with his own daughter. Confused he hides behind a guilty affair with his secretary. Within a few short summer months a whole family is turned inside out. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 288 pages. The book is a good clean secondhand copy, with reading creases, some rubbing of the edges of the paperback binding, and darkening of the page edges. Bookseller sticker on the rear panel .. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; ISBN: 0140040900. ISBN/EAN: 9780140040906. Inventory No: 0257743. 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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A Bridge over the Yarra: A Novel of Sectarian Tension In Early Melbourne
Luscombe, Tom,
ISBN: 0908090293
Hyland House Publishing, Melbourne, 1980. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/. First Edition. Colour illustrated paperback binding with red and black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A novel set in Melbourne in the middle part of the 19th century, where the author blends fact and fiction and of the colourful characters that were first introduced in his books "The Priest and the Governor" & "A Village on the Yarra". The series of novels deal with Melbourne and the State of Victoria between the years of 1842 1870. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Age toning of the text block edges and pages, with some dog hearing to the top right hand corner to page (including front panel) 3. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 247, [1]pages.. Previous bookseller's sticker to the rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Australia; 19th century; Crime Fiction. ISBN: 0908090293. ISBN/EAN: 9780908090297. Inventory No: 0121232. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Cage of Butterflies
Caswell, Brian,
ISBN: 0702224162
Queensland University Press, St. Lucia, Queensland, 1994. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Colour photographic card cover with red and white coloured titles to the front panel and red 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. On a farm, a facility for advanced learning, where young people with high IQs are taught, all is not as it seems. And what about the five much younger children, known as the Babies, frail as butterflies? Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Australia; ISBN: 0702224162. ISBN/EAN: 9780702224164. Inventory No: 0113113. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $7.20 (AUD)
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A Captive of Time: My Years with Pasternak
Ivinskaya, Olga (Hayward, Max – Translator),
ISBN: 0002628473
Collins and Harvill Press, London, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. And introduction by Max Hayward, foreword by Olga Ivinskaya, list of illustrations, two appendices, notes and comments, biographical guide, sources of quotations and index. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography. Dark red coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black, white and dark pink coloured titles to the front panel and dark pink and black coloured titles to the back strip. Black-and-white photographs of Boris Pasternak to the rear panel. For the last 14 years of Boris Pasternak's life the author was his closest companion. " ... She helped him in his work, and represented him in his dealings with publishers, the Soviet authorities, and the outside world in general. More than this, she provided the essential inspiration for him in the writing of the novel (Doctor Zhivago), serving as the prototype of its heroine, Lara." – from the front fold over panel blurb. Because of her relationship with Pasternak, Olga spent two imprisonments at a forced labour camp; it was after her return from her second imprisonment that she started writing the book. It not only gives a clear eyed view of Boris Pasternak (and his thoughts on Stalin), but also the last demented days of Stalin's maniacal rule and of the uncertainty of times that his successor Khrushchev created. A little softening of the pack strip edges with rubbing of the pop-up book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the text block edges and pages, with some browning of the endpages. A little creasing of the dustwrapper edges with rubbing of the panels. Foxing splotches / browning to the fold over panels. This is the first edition in the English language. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII - XL, [3], 3 - 488 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Russia; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0002628473. ISBN/EAN: 9780002628471. Inventory No: 0125624. 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: $17.60 (AUD)
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A Celtic Miscellany (Penguin Classics)
Jackson, Kenneth Hurlstone – Translator,
ISBN: 0140442472
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1971. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. preface by translator, maps: – Ireland, Wales, notes and pronouncing index of names. At the beginning of each section there is a small note. Colour photographic paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "This well-known anthology of Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Cornish and Breton literature (now thoroughly revised for the Penguin Classics) is more representative than most collections because it draws on the prose as well as the poetry of the Celtic languages." -- from the rear panel blurb. Rubbing of the book corners and edges with browning of the text block edges and pages. Scattered foxing to the first few and last few pages of the book. Revised Edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [6], 7 - 343, [9 – of which six further titles on publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; France; 18th century; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0140442472. ISBN/EAN: 9780140442472. Inventory No: 0121995. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0121995  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Century of Mystery 1980-1989; The Greatest Stories of the Decade
Muller, Marcia and Pronzini, Bill -- Editors,
ISBN: 1567311555
MJF Books , New York, 1996. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Marvin Mattelson -- Cover Art. First Edition. 595 g.; VIII, 312 pages, last page blank,, introduction by Edward D. Hoch. 1/4 beige backstrip with metallic copper titles. 3/4 maroon coloured boards. A few marks to the front book panel and rubbing to the book corners. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Marvin Mattelson, with yellow, red, black and beige titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and to the dustwrapper panels. A few marks to the text block edge. This book is a first edition and there is a complete number line: -- 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. The best of the 1980s mystery stories. Authors included Isaac Asimov, Frederick Forsyth, Lawrence Block, Ruth Rendell and 16 other authors. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Marvin Mattelson -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Crime; ISBN: 1567311555. ISBN/EAN: 9781567311556. Inventory No: 0107174. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107174  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Certain Smile
Sagan, Françoise,
John Murray, London, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Rose coloured boards with small white illustration to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound) with black-and-white colour titles to the front panel and white colour titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the front fold over panel. The story of a young girl who falls out of love with her fellow student and into an entanglement with his uncle. the dustjacket has a 1 inch tear at the top right of the rear panel, and a shorter tear on the bottom edge of the rear panel. Foxing to the top and front edges of the text block. No other damage. Translated from the French by Irene Ash This is the first edition in the English language. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 132 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; France; Inventory No: 0263371. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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