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"Cooee" England
Howorth, Allison,
George Batchelor, Melbourne, 1937. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Poor/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 750 g; 170 pages, illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and a tipped in frontispiece in colour of Captain Cook's Cottage. The last photograph in the book has a tear of approximately 2 inches at the bottom left-hand side of the page, and the boards are rubbed at the top and bottom corners exposing cardboard. There has been some uneven fading of the front and spine sections of the binding. Gift inscription on the half title page with a comment "the diary of the wife of Dr Reginold Howden who was with me in England in 1933" and then signed by Elizabeth Campbell. Elizabeth Campbell was mentioned on page 97 of the book and there is a small cross mark in the margin to indicate this. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Travel; Inventory No: 0228452. Poor
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0228452  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Merry Dance around the World: The Best of Eric Newby
Newby, Eric,
ISBN: 0002556030
HarperCollins Publishers, London, 1995. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 800 g; VI, 282 pages, last two pages blank, indexed, 32 pages of black-and-white photography. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. There is a security device stuck to the verso of the rear fold over flap, ownership inscription on front end page, and the second last page has some grubby marks. "Here, in the selection from the best of his published writings, will learn how to clear a pig sty in a gale near Cape Horn; what it is like to row 1200 miles down the Ganges or live behind German lines in occupied Italy; how to brave address buyers in postwar Edinburgh and in the wilds of Mayfair; how to deal with equally terrifying conduct of servers on the trans-Siberian railway; and how to cycle around the island in what was optimistically described as summertime -- in fact it rained for five months" -- front fold over blurb Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Travel; ISBN: 0002556030. ISBN/EAN: 9780002556033. Inventory No: 0218901. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0218901  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Merry Dance around the World; The Best of Eric Newby
Newby, Eric,
ISBN: 0330349031
Picador, London, 1996. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. VI, 282 pages, last two pages blank, indexed, 32 pages of black-and-white photography. Colour illustrated paperback binding. apart from age toning of the page edges, there is no damage." ""Here, in the selection from the best of his published writings, will learn how to clear a pig sty in a gale near Cape Horn; what it is like to row 1200 miles down the Ganges or live behind German lines in occupied Italy; how to brave address buyers in postwar Edinburgh and in the wilds of Mayfair; how to deal with equally terrifying conduct of servers on the trans-Siberian railway; and how to cycle around the island in what was optimistically described as summertime -- in fact it rained for five months" -- front fold over blurb First softcover edition. Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7" - 9" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Travel; ISBN: 0330349031. ISBN/EAN: 9780330349031. Inventory No: 0242115. 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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Across Australia By the Indian-Pacific
Adam-Smith, Patsy,
ISBN: 0170019535
Nelson, Melbourne, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. III, 4-82 pages. Text illustrated with coloured and black and white photographs, taken by Lindsay Rodda. Photographic endpapers. Illustrated boards showing a photograph of a India Pacific locomotive. Red and blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. Bumping and rubbing to the book corners and to the backstrip edges. There is a slight cocking of the spine. Some rubbing and marking of the laminate. Some marks to the endpapers and some handling marks to the internal text. The India-Pacific Railway transverses Australia from Sydney to Perth, in one unbroken gauge. Patsy Adam-Smith & Lindsay Rodda travelled the 2461 miles of this track and this book is a result. "All excitement of this tremendous rail-trip is captured by the vital narrative of the author and intensified by Lindsay Rodda's dramatic and evocative photographs.". Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Travel ; Photography; Transport -- Railways; Australia; ISBN: 0170019535. ISBN/EAN: 9780170019538. Inventory No: 0107933. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107933  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Adam in Plumes
Simpson, Colin,
Angus & Robertson, Sydney . London . Melbourne . Wellington, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. Prologue to a Drama of Discovery, acknowledgements, list of illustrations. Photographic endpapers showing the mountainous region of Papua New Guinea,and of a Wahgi Valley native. The text is illustrated with both colour and black-and-white photographs and colour and black-and-white illustrations. Dark red coloured cloth covered boards with silver coloured embossed illustration, of a bird of Paradise, to the lower right hand corner of the front panel. Silver coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the back strip. A book in two parts, the first, being the first contact that the native people of Wahgi Valley, of Papua New Guinea, in 1933, and, the second part being the same people visited 20 years later in 1953. Softening and rubbing to the back strip edges, with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Age toning and faint foxing to the text block edges. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. Creasing of the dustwrapper edges and the top edge shows a few chips and tears. Rubbing of the panels and light browning to the verso. Size: 16mo - up to 6 " tall - Sextodecimo. 268, [2] pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Travel; Papua New Guinea; Anthropology. Inventory No: 0121264. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0121264  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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American Impressions
Braddon, H. Y.,
Angus & Robertson Ltd, Sydney, 1920. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 120pp., introduction by James Ashton. Red cloth boards with gilt writing on spine. This little book is one man's view of America, of the early 1920s, to many Australians, of that time, a vast unknown entity. As introduction says "they furnish a picture both accurate and interesting, and must contribute to a much better understanding amongst Australians of many phases of life and thought in the United States.". Softening to the head and the heel of the backstrip, and along the back edge of the book. The cloth has slightly faded. There is foxing to the endpapers, though it does not extend further into the book. There are faint pencil marks throughout the book and also on the front and back endpapers. There is a dedication on the ffep., in pencil. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Travel ; Social History ; History -- America; Inventory No: 0100228. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0100228  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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An Egyptian Journal
Golding, William,
ISBN: 0571135935
Faber & Faber, London, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 600 g.; 207 pp., 6 full-page colour plates, 1 full page plate, 25 plates, 24 colour plates, (in 32 pages), illustrated dustjacket, pages have started to brown, otherwise a very good copy. A written Journal by William Golding of his travels in Egypt, of the people, country and personal experiences,shortly after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1983.. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Travel; Letters; ISBN: 0571135935. ISBN/EAN: 9780571135936. Inventory No: 0216895. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0216895  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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An Egyptian Journal
Golding, William,
ISBN: 0571135935
Faber & Faber, London, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 600 g.; 207 pp., 6 full-page colour plates, 1 full page plate, 25 plates, 24 colour plates, (in 32 pages), illustrated dustjacket, pages have started to brown, otherwise a very good copy. A written Journal by William Golding of his travels in Egypt, of the people, country and personal experiences,shortly after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1983.. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Travel; Letters; ISBN: 0571135935. ISBN/EAN: 9780571135936. Inventory No: 0277641. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Anatomy of Paradise: Hawaii and the Islands of the South Seas
Furnas, J. C.,
William Sloane Associates, Inc. Issued in Cooperation with the American Institute of Pacific Relations, New York, 1948. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Cloth 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. acknowledgement, guide to pronunciation, sources consulted, index and illustration placement. Map illustrated endpapers showing the Pacific region. Between pages 434 and 435 there are 32 pages of sepia toned photographs / illustrations. 1/4 chocolate brown coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 tan coloured textured boards. Illustrated dustwrapper with white and black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear panel. A history of white involvement in the Pacific Region, encompassing all the various island archipelagos. It is also the author's travel to the various regions. Softening to the back strip edges with a little bumping of the book corners and rubbing to the lower book edges. Browning of the text block edges with some staining, particularly to the lower edge. Age toning of the pages. Dustwrapper is showing age and wear. Chipping, with loss, to the front dustwrapper corners and to the back strip corners. Creasing and some small tears to the top dustwrapper edge with creasing of the lower edge. There are some horizontal creases to the front and insect nibbles are also present to that area. Marks, rubs and stains to the verso. The dustwrapper has become a little "loose". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [15], 2 - 542, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Anthropology; Travel; Pacific; History. Inventory No: 0120686. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Antarctica: a Traveller's Tale
Bailey, Jean.,
ISBN: 0207138214
Angus & Robertson, London, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. pp. front endpaper map, [viii], 184, (last 2 blank); 16 pages of colour plates (19 illusts.), 11 text drawings, With charcoal drawings by Lorraine Hannay.; original white cloth-grained boards, illustrated dustwrapper. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste down, and stamp on title page :-( At an age when most people retire, Jean Bailey set of on an adventure of a lifetime, a trip to Antarctica. This is her telling of that adventure. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Travel; Antarctica; ISBN: 0207138214. ISBN/EAN: 9780207138218. Inventory No: 0200389. Good Condition
Price: $22.40 (AUD)
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Are We There Yet?: Chasing a Childhood Through South Africa
Smiedt, David,
ISBN: 0702233846
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Brisbane, 2004. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Previous owner's name on the 1st page along with some childish scribbles. Otherwise there is no damage to describe, the book being clean and without further annotation Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 300 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Travel; Africa; South Africa; Africa; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0702233846. ISBN/EAN: 9780702233845. Library of Congress No: 2005360478. Inventory No: 0262439. 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: 0262439  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australia the Big Sky Country
Rees, Coralie & Rees, Leslie,
ISBN: 0725400625
Ure Smith, North Sydney, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Leslie Rees -- Photography. First Edition. 155 pages., endpaper map, Colour Illustrated photographic laminated boards, text Illustrated with numerous black and white, and colour photographs. The word sketches in this book, some of them brief vignettes, some longer and fuller in the form of active experiences, present people the authors met in the big sky country, which is further widened to include some northern coasts and Islands. First published under the title People of the Big Sky Country. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Leslie Rees -- Photography. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Travel; Local History -- Australia; Australia; ISBN: 0725400625. ISBN/EAN: 9780725400620. Inventory No: 0202855. Good
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0202855  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australia, the Untamed Land
Digest, Reader's,
ISBN: 0949819611
Reader's Digest, New South Wales, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Richard Woldenforp photography. First Edition. half inch tear at the top right of the front panel of the dustjacket, no other damage to detail. Part Page photographs through to full page and larger, the photographer has captured Australia in her many moods. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). 240 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Richard Woldenforp photography. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Travel; Specialty Travel; Travel with Pets; Australia; photography. ISBN: 0949819611. ISBN/EAN: 9780949819611. Inventory No: 0261955. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0261955  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Pub Crawl
Baglin, Douglass and Austin, Yvonne,
ISBN: 0908048009
Murray Child, Sydney, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 200 pp., acknowledgements. Photographic frontispiece. The book is illustrated with coloured photography and black and white photography,with contemporary advertisements. Illustrated endpapers, both different, showing various labels of different beers. Blue coloured boards with white titles on front panel and on spine. Photographic dustwrapper showing swing doors to a pub, with red writing on the front panel and black titles on the spine. This book is the result of a 20 year pub crawl, "... is a warm and sometimes nostalgic tribute to one of great institutions -- The Australian pub." Second impression. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. There is no damage to describe for either the dustjacket or the book and its binding.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Travel ; Pubs -- Hotels ; Australia; ISBN: 0908048009. ISBN/EAN: 9780908048007. Inventory No: 0255462. 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: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0255462  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Pub Crawl
Baglin, Douglass and Austin, Yvonne,
ISBN: 0908048009
Murray Child, Sydney, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 200 pp., acknowledgements. Photographic frontispiece. The book is illustrated with coloured photography and black and white photography,with contemporary advertisements. Illustrated endpapers, both different, showing various labels of different beers. Blue coloured boards with white titles on front panel and on spine. Photographic dustwrapper showing swing doors to a pub, with red writing on the front panel and black titles on the spine. This book is the result of a 20 year pub crawl, "... is a warm and sometimes nostalgic tribute to one of great institutions -- The Australian pub." Second impression. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. There is no damage to describe for either the dustjacket or the book and its binding.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Travel ; Pubs -- Hotels ; Australia; ISBN: 0908048009. ISBN/EAN: 9780908048007. Inventory No: 0259820. 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: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0259820  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Bogong National Park
Siseman, John and Brownlie, John,
ISBN: 0909594236
Algona Publications, Northcote, Victoria, 1986. First Australian Paperback Edi
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic and Maps. First Australian Paperback Edition. introduction by authors, maps, Park information, safety and index. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and maps showing various trails and tracks. Colour photographic front cover with yellow and black coloured titles to the front panel and black black titles to the backstrip. A little creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Previous owners details to the verso of the front book panel. The first printing of a guide to the Bogong National Park, a haven for both summer and winter revellers. Size: Large Format Paperback. III, 4-152 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Travel ; Natural History -- Environment ; Local History -- Victoria; ISBN: 0909594236. ISBN/EAN: 9780909594237. Inventory No: 0110320. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0110320  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Bon Appetit!: Travels Through France with Knife,Fork and Corkscrew
Mayle, Peter & Jolliffe, Gray,
ISBN: 0316857025
Little, Brown & Co, London, 2001. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Very Good. First Edition. 500 g; VI, 234 pages, endpage maps, colour illustrated dust jacket. "What he discovers is the high level of enthusiasm that turns eating and drinking into a celebration. And while the French take their passions seriously, the French who come to these events don't take themselves seriously at all. Warm, witty and mouthwatering in equal measure, Bon Appetit! is proof that the old saying 'Lovely country, France. Pity about the French', is only half correct. Over ten years ago Peter mayle transformed our feelings about Provence, now he captures the irresistible essence of France herself - and her food." -- front fold over blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Travel; ISBN: 0316857025. ISBN/EAN: 9780316857024. Inventory No: 0214119. Good
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
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Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland 1764
Boswell, James (Pottle, Frederick A. - Editor),
William Heinemann, London, 1953. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. introduction by Frederick A. Pottle, two appendices, list of illustrations and index. Map illustrated endpapers, showing the route taken by Boswell on his journey. The text is illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of contemporary portraits. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt illustration to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. A part reproduction of one of the most famous diaries in all of English history, that of James Boswell, and, this time his travels to Germany and Switzerland as part of Grand Tour. The book is showing age and use. Softening and rubbing to the back strip edges with Robin to the top book corners and lower book edges. Rubbing, marking and flecking of the book panels with sunning of the back strip and the edges closest to the back strip of the book panels. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Foxing has occurred to the first few and last few pages of the book. The top right-hand corner of the free front end page page has been clipped. Previous owners name sticker to the top right hand corner of the title page. Remnants of a rubber stamp can be seen to the top edge of the free front end page. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], V - XXIV, [2], 353, [5] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Travel; Britain/UK; 18th century; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 0124636. Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Canoe in Australia
Raven-Hart, R.,
Georgian House, Melbourne, 1948. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. list of illustrations, preface by author and index. Map illustrated endpapers, showing the authors' canoeing routes. Black and white photographic frontispiece, showing a peaceful scene along the Murrumbidgee. The text is illustrated with 39 black and white photographs within the text along with the occasional map and black and white illustrations. Tan coloured boards with black titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound) with yellow and dark brown titles to the front panel and dark brown titles to the backstrip. " The book is, first and foremost, the story of the author's canoe trip down the Murrumbidgee and the Murray from Gundagai to Morgan, on the Gippsland Lakes, and down in the Nepean and the Hawkesbury from Penrith to the sea." -- from the front fold over panel. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and a little rubbing to the book corners. Browning and foxing to the top text block edges and browning to the other text block edges. Light browning to the internal text to the first two and last few pages of the book. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Rubbing either side of the backstrip region and a little rubbing to the top right-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel. There is a 0.75 " tear to the top right-hand corner of the front panel and a tear measuring 1" x 1" to the top edge of the backstrip. A faint hint of browning to the dustwrapper. More noticeable browning to the verso of the dustwrapper. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, 220 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Travel ; Australia; Inventory No: 0106484. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Central Australia Handbook to Adventure; Where East Meets West, North Meets South, and Where the Past Meets the Future
Kirke, Wendy,
ISBN: 0959371605
Alice Springs Regional Tourist Association Inc., Alice Springs, 1981. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. IV, 5-144 pages, last page blank, acknowledgements, introduction by Barry Bucholtz, resources and maps. The text is illustrated with two inserts, of 16 pages each, of colour photographs, between page 48 and 49 and page 96 and 97. Colour photographic front cover with red titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. A few handling marks to the book panels and light browning of the text block edges. A book put out in the early 1980s about travelling into the Alice Springs area of Northern Territory (and its environs) and what to expect, when best to travel etc. Size: Large Format Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Travel ; Photography; Local History -- Northern Territory; Australia; ISBN: 0959371605. ISBN/EAN: 9780959371604. Inventory No: 0108639. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Discovering Historic Australia
Baglin, Douglass and Mullins, Barbara,
ISBN: 0725402113
Ure Smith Pty. Ltd, Sydney, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 144 pp., acknowledgements and index. Black and white photographic endpapers showing different scenes. The text is illustrated with over 200 coloured photographs from all over Australia. Blue boards with gilt writing on spine. Corners are rubbed and there is shelf wear evident on the bottom edge of book, the head and the heel of the spine is also rubbed. There has been some fading of the covers. Photographic dustwrapper, on front cover showing an early Homestead, and on the back cover John Flynn's cairn. The dustwrapper has a 2" tear running from the top spine, which has been repaired by tape which is still present. So there are some small chips to the top of the dustwrapper and the top corner is also chipped. This book is a plea by the authors for the preservation of Australia's history. They argue, that Australia's history "...is all around us -- in the buildings, the folk songs, the highways and byways. Today these material records of Australia are in danger of being lost, prey to indifference and ignorance.". Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Architecture ; Travel ; Australia; Conservation . ISBN: 0725402113. ISBN/EAN: 9780725402112. Inventory No: 0100294. 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: 0100294  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Down Under to Up Over
O'Grady, John; O'Grady, Molly,
ISBN: 0701813679
Lansdowne Press, Dee Why West, New South Wales, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Tony Rafty. First Edition. 216 pages, illustrated throughout with full page black-and-white line drawings. Illustrated dust jacket. Previous owner's name at the top of the dark blue front end page is almost hidden by the colour, ruffling to the top edge of the dust jacket, slight shelf rubbed to the base edge of the boards. John O'Grady and his wife Molly who co-authors the book, compare West Coast Americans with East Coast Australians. Favourably. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Tony Rafty. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Travel; ISBN: 0701813679. ISBN/EAN: 9780701813673. Inventory No: 0217962. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0217962  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Footslogger; Sydney-Melbourne in His 90th Year
Reed, A.H,
A H & A W Reed, Sydney, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Poor. First Edition. 216 pages., last blank, list of illustrations, introduction by author, appendix and index. Illustrated endpapers, showing the route taken by author. There are numerous black and white photographs illustrating the text. Yellow coloured boards with red titles to the backstrip. The corners are bumped and rubbed and there is shelf wear evident to the bottom edges. The head and the heel of the spine are soft and bumped. Dust marks to the top paper edge and browning to the other two. On the front panel there are 6 puncture marks which appear to have been made by a pen nib. Bookseller's sticker on the front pastedown. Photographic dustwrapper, showing the author during his walk. The dustwrapper is heavily rubbed faded and there is chipping along the top dustwrapper edge. On the front panel there are two marks; one from a pencil and one from an ink pen. All corners are chipped. The founder of A. H. Reed [ A. H. Reed ] Publishers accepted a dare from his nephew to walk from Sydney to Melbourne. It took him 41days. This book is the result of that trek. Oh by-the-way He was 89 years old ! This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Travel ; Australia; Inventory No: 0100692. Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0100692  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Fraser Island Australia
Lik, Peter,
ISBN: 0958700249
Wilderness Press, Australia, No date. First Edition
 Hardback Hardback. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photography. First Edition. Panoscapes by Peter Lik. A clean copy, no publication date given. (National Library of Australia suggests circa 1998) "Panoscapes"--registered trademark. Size: Oblong 12mo. 1 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photography. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; Travel; Country Guides; Australia & NZ; Australia; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0958700249. ISBN/EAN: 9780958700245. Inventory No: 0269394. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0269394  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Fraser Island Australia
Lik, Peter,
ISBN: 0958700249
Wilderness Press, Australia, No date. First Edition
 Hardback Hardback. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photography. First Edition. Panoscapes by Peter Lik. A clean copy, no publication date given. (National Library of Australia suggests circa 1998) "Panoscapes"--registered trademark. Size: Oblong 12mo. 1 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photography. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; Travel; Country Guides; Australia & NZ; Australia; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0958700249. ISBN/EAN: 9780958700245. Inventory No: 0270765. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0270765  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Home and Back; Australia's Golden Era of Passenger Ships
Bremer, Stuart,
ISBN: 0949825069
Dreamweaver Books, Sydney, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 1.5 kg; 224 pages, indexed. In original black boards with yellow writing, slightly rubbed on the bottom edges of the boards with slight rubbing at the top of the spine, and with original dustjacket. The dustjacket has a 0.5 inch tear at the top of the spine section. Now protected. This book seeks to remember an era that has passed, a time when on any day the major passenger liners arrived and departed from the ports of Australia. This is the story of the principal shipping companies involved in trade to Australia and its coastline from 1900 to the 1970s, at which time aircraft transport overtook it, both in speed and cost. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Travel; Maritime; Local History -- Australia; ISBN: 0949825069. ISBN/EAN: 9780949825063. Inventory No: 0233470. 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: $14.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0233470  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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I'm Wearing My Ninth Pair of Shoes
Gunther, Hans,
J.M. Dent and Sons and Georgian House, London -- Melbourne, 1958. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 540 g.; VIII, 182pp., last blank, publisher's note, list of illustrations. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of author. The text is illustrated with 15 pages of black-and-white photographs. Maroon coloured boards with gilt titles on the spine. Red coloured tint to top paper edge. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and is slight rubbing to the book corners. Some marking to the top of the boards. Very faint foxing to the rear pages of the book. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing various ports of call of author, with blue background and green and white writing on the front panel and white, green and black on the spine. Very faint rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and there is occasional chip to the bottom spine edge. Some foxing noted to the top edges of the dustwrapper. The author, a young German wool clerk, set out in 1955 to achieve two objectives; one: to see the world, two: to see the Olympic Games in Melbourne. He did this by walking over 10,000 miles of his journey, and other various forms of transport. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Travel ; Inventory No: 0102109. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0102109  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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I'm Wearing My Ninth Pair of Shoes
Gunther, Hans,
J.M. Dent and Sons and Georgian House, London -- Melbourne, 1958. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 500 g; VIII, 182pp., last blank, publisher's note, list of illustrations. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of author. The text is illustrated with 15 pages of black-and-white photographs. Maroon coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Red tinted top edge. Illustrated dust wrapper, showing thevarious ports of call of the author, with blue background and green and white writing on the front panel and white, green and black on the spine. Very faint rubbing to the dust wrapper corners. The author, a young German wool clerk, set out in 1955 to achieve two objectives; one: to see the world, two: to see the Olympic Games in Melbourne. He did this by walking over 10,000 miles of his journey, and other various forms of transport. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Travel; Inventory No: 0224397. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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In Tasmania
Shakespeare, Nicholas,
ISBN: 1740512715
Knopf, Sydney, 2004. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 600 g; X, 374 pages, includes sources, list of illustrations (16) and index; end page maps. Photographic illustrated dust jacket. Apart from some slight age toning of the edges of the book, from the type of paper used, there is no damage. "In Tasmania is the history of two turbulent centuries against an apparently idyllic place. Against an extraordinary historical backdrop, Shakespeare retrieves a cast of unlikely characters, from Errol Flynn to the "King of Iceland", a village filled with Chatwins and, inevitably, a family of Shakespeares. But what makes this more than a personal quest is Shakespeare's discovery that the Tasmanian aborigines did not die out. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Travel; Aboriginal -- Australia; Australia; ISBN: 1740512715. ISBN/EAN: 9781740512718. Inventory No: 0249610. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0249610  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Journey among Men
Marshall, Jock & Drysdale, Russell,
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1962. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Russell Drysdale. First Edition. Signed by Author. (2), 206 pages, including index. Map end pages -- both different and text is illustrated with black-and-white drawings by Russell Drysdale, drawn during their trip around Australia. Traces of foxing to the top of front edges of the text block, and to the 1st couple of pages of the book, and the rear couple of pages. Original bookseller's sticker on front paste down lower right-hand corner. Signed in ink on the half title page, by Russell Drysdale, with gift inscription on the front free end page for Christmas 1963. No other damage to describe. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Russell Drysdale. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Travel; Australia; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 0235081. Very Good Condition
Price: $61.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0235081  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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