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A Discovery of Australia
Clark, Manning,
ISBN: 0642973946
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1976. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 65 g.; VI, 7- 56 pp., introduction by author, list of other lectures. Plain text front cover with blue and white writing on front panel and white on spine. Corners slightly scuffed and some grubby marks to the back panel. The plastic laminated covering the book is starting to lift from the top right-hand corner, bottom right-hand corner and halfway up the front panel. How this author came to write the 'History of Australia'. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Lectures ; ISBN: 0642973946. ISBN/EAN: 9780642973948. Inventory No: 0101085. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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Along the Edge of Peace -- Recollections of an International Civil Servant
Smith, George Ivan,
Australia Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1964. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 62 pp. Two black and white photographs illustrates the text. Plain text front cover, with white background and black and white writing on front panel. Corners of the book slightly scuffed and creased, otherwise no major faults with copy. The recollections of a civil servant in the 50s and 60s. "Each year the ABC invites a prominent Australian to present the results of his work and thinking on major social, scientific or cultural issues in a series of radio talks known as the Boyer Lectures.". Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Lectures ; Politics -- Australian; Inventory No: 0101011. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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Beyond the Cold War
Thomson, E.P.,
ISBN: 0850362865
Merlin Press Jointly with End, London, 1982. Third Impression
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good/No Dust Jacket. Third Impression. 36 pages, author's note. Photographic front cover, showing American and Russian soldiers shaking hands, against a blue background with red, black and white writing to the front panel. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners. The edges of the book have become slightly warm. Rubbing, light chipping and fading to the back strip area. The panels have become slightly faded and marked. In 1981 the author was asked to deliver the Dimbleby Lecture, but due to perceived sensitivity of the lecture the BBC cancelled the broadcasting of the lecture. This booklet is not the actual lecture that he was going to give for the BBC but a corrected and extended to version which was delivered at Worcester City Guildhall on November 26, 1981. In the lecture Mr Thomson " ... is questioning the fundamental condition of contemporary life, the Cold War and the adversary posture of the two blocs. His analysis of our current predicament will, we believe, help the process of both disturbing peace and of restoring freedom to Europe." From the back panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; Lectures ; Cold War ; ISBN: 0850362865. ISBN/EAN: 9780850362862. Inventory No: 0105350. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
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Biblical Archaeology After 30 Years (1948 -1978)
Horn, Siegfried H.,
The Siegfried H. Horn Archaeological Museum, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, 1978 . First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Pale tan coloured textured card cover with black coloured titles to the front panel. A lecture given by the author at Andrews University on 22 October 1978, on the occasion of the naming of the Archaeological Museum for him Siegfried H. Horn. A survey of 30 years (1948 -1978) of archaeology studied and done by the author in the field of Biblical studies. Part of "Occasional Papers of the Horn Archaeological Museum, Andrews University", number 1. Rubbing to the book corners and panels with sunning to the first half an inch of the front cover, closest to the spine. Age toning of the pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 36 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Archaeology; Lectures; Inventory No: 0115830. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Biology and the Appreciation of Life The Boyer Lectures 1966
Burnet, Sir Macfarlane ,
ABC, Melbourne, 1966. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. lectures given by the author on the topics of biology and the appreciation of life in all its forms. Browning of the text block edges and pages. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 94, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Lectures ; Australia; Inventory No: 0272072. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Dark and White Australians
Strehlow T. G. H.,
Not Stated,  1964. Edition Unstated
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Good Condition (ex-library)/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Dark yellow textured card with very dark brown coloured titles to the front panel. This booklet is based on a lecture that was given by the author in 1958, and in it he calls for recognition of the Aboriginal People and of the conditions in which they moved at the time of the lecture. This book is an ex-library copy and has the faults of same. Library stamp to the front panel and lower edge of the title page. Tape has been used to reinforce the backstrip and the front and rear hinge the tape has discoloured and left residue. Library sticker to the lower left-hand corner of the front panel and the library pocket and date due back slip are attached to the rear free end paper. Creasing to the book corners and backstrip with rubbing to the book panels. Browning of the textblock edges and of the pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [3], 4-34 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Lectures ; Australia; Inventory No: 0117162. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition (ex-library)
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Energy We Can Live with: Approaches to Energy That Our Easy on Earth and Its People
Wallace, Daniel -- Editor,
ISBN: 0878571531
Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pennsylvania, 1976. First Edition Thus
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition Thus. preface by editor, introduction by Robert Rodale. The text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white illustration and figures. Plain text cover with shading of yellow background with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A series of lectures, addresses and essays on alternative Power sources, including solar, wind methane and geothermal. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. There is a small triangular crease to the lower right-hand corner of the rear book panel. Chipping to the top right-hand corner of the front panel and previous owner's name to the top edge of the half title page. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XIV, 154 pages, last four pages blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Lectures ; Conservation ; Environment & Ecology. ISBN: 0878571531. ISBN/EAN: 9780878571536. Inventory No: 0109447. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
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Experiences of Industry in England during Peace and War (Address Delivered at the Meeting of Members of the Institute of Industrial Management, at Kelvin Hall, Melbourne, on 6th February, 1945)
Burstall, Professor Aubrey F.,
The Victorian Chamber of Manufactures, Melbourne, 1945. First Edition
 Stapled Card Stapled Card. Fair Condition/. First Edition. 36 pages encased in a thicker card which has had silverfish damage to the rear panel. Handling marks. Bumping. "I shall conclude with a brief account of my adventures in reading in this field of study and give you my views on what is needed in the training of engineers for managerial work in industry or elsewhere." From the introduction Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Engineering, Industrial, Trade; Lectures; Inventory No: 0215161. Fair Condition
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Insight on Human Biology; A Series of Broadcasts on the Impact of Civilisation on the Biology of Man
various Speakers,
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1969. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 55 pp., some suggestions for further reading. Illustrated card front cover, showing an x-ray of a man, with dark green and black background with green writing on the front panel. The corners of the booklet are scuffed and rubbed, there is creasing to the front cover and there is rubbing along the spine. Some discolouration to the white back cover. The internal pages are starting to brown. "This book it contains the script for programmes from the INSIGHT series, originally broadcast on ABC Radio between November 1968 and March 1969.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Lectures ; Conservation ; Biology; Australia; Inventory No: 0101283. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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Insight on Instinct
Denton, Derek,
The Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1969. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 38pp., introduction. Black-and-white photographic portrait frontispiece. Abstract design on the front cover with a aqua coloured background and black writing on the front panel. Minor scuffing to the book corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. Rubbing along both edges of the spine and paper edges are very lightly browned. Five talks by Dr Derek Denton on the nature of instinct in man. Part of the Insight science programme on the Australian Broadcasting Commission, radio network of the late 1960 -- 70s. second impression of the First Edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Lectures; Inventory No: 0102944. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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John Curtin An Atypical Labor Leader: The John Curtin Memorial Lecture, 1971 John Curtin An Atypical Labor Leader
Beazley, Kim E.,
ISBN: 0708100902
Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1972. First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/. First Edition. foreword by W. D. Borrie, Director, Research School of Social Sciences and preface by author. Plain paperback covers with black and silver coloured titles to the back strip. The second lecture given under the Auspices of The John Curtin Memorial Lecture by Labor leader Kim Beazley. Creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the half title page. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 23, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Lectures; Australia; ISBN: 0708100902. ISBN/EAN: 9780708100905. Inventory No: 0121775. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Last Lectures
Fry, Roger,
Beacon Press, Boston, 1962. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic & Illustrations. First Edition. preface and introduction by Kenneth Clarke, list of illustrations and index. The text is illustrated with over 346 illustrations black-and-white photographs. Illustrated paperback binding with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. This book is a selection from a series of lectures that the author was preparing before his death dealing with art and art history. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Reading creases to the back strip with age toning and some marks to the text block edges and age toning of the pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Trade Paperback. [4], V - XXIX, [1], 370 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic & Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Lectures; Inventory No: 0127756. Very Good Condition
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Making Sense of It; An Essay in Philosophical Theology
Wilson, Kenneth,
Epworth Press, London, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XII, 220pp., last 2 blank, preface by author, acknowledgements, annotated bibliography, index of names, subject index. Yellow coloured endpapers. Black coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine. Browning to the top paper edge. Original bookseller's sticker on the front paste down, lower right-hand corner. Plain text dust wrapper with orange and black background with white writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing to the dust wrapper corners and to their top and bottom dust wrapper edges. There is a 0.5 " tear to the top back dust wrapper edge. Discolouration to the top and bottom dust wrapper edge and there is a triangular fold to the rear fold over. Dust wrapper is price clipped, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Dust wrapper is slightly rubbed and faded as well. The Fernley Hartley Lectures of 1973 given at the Methodist conference at Newcastle upon Tyne. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Philosophy ; Lectures ; Inventory No: 0102329. Very Good Condition
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Medicolegal Aspects of Moral Offenses
Thoinot, L. & Weysse, Arthur W.,
F. A. Davis, Philadelphia, 1927. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. Reprint. preface by A. W. Weysse and index. The text is illustrated with 17 engravings, including four charts and diagrams as per title page. Brown coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed decoration to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the back strip. First published in France in 1911, and, based on a series of lectures by Dr. Thoinot that he gave at the Medical School of Paris. His original focus was " ... To bring up to date the whole question of moral offences, some parts of which have taken on a singularly different aspect since Tardieu's classical and original work, and to create familiarity with the whole question of perversions of the sexual instinct, a question almost denied yesterday, and still unknown to the majority of physicians and students despite its triple interest, clinical, psychological, and medicolegal." from the preface page III. The author gives a definition of each offence talked about i.e. rape, fetishism, sadism etc., then gives example/s. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with rubbing of the top corners and lower book edges. A few francs stains to the book panels. Uniform tanning of the text block edges with a few foxing spots. Some erosion of the text block can be seen to the front edge. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [2], III - XV, [1], 487, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Lectures; 1920s; Medicine & Health. Inventory No: 0127696. Very Good Condition
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Post-War Reconstruction in Australia
Campbell, D. A. S. Editor,
Australasian publishing Co. Pty. Ltd. in conjunction with Australian Institute of Political Science, Sydney, 1944. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. preface by the editor, the authors, two appendices and index. Dark red coloured cloth covered boards with blue coloured decoration to the front panel and dark blue coloured titles to the back strip. Plaintext dustwrapper with dark brown coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. This volume contains the five papers, and the discussions on them, which were read before the Summer School of the Australian Institute of Political Science at Canberra, on the 29th to the 31st January, 1944, on the subject of "Post-War Reconstruction in Australia"." -- from the preface page 7. Contributors include: R. G. Menzies Post-War International Relations H. C. Coombs The Economic Aftermath of War D. B. Copland The Change-over To Peace Lloyd Ross A New Social Order H. V. Evatt Reconstruction and the Constitution Sir John Morris A Future for International Law. Softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Browning of the text block edges and pages with foxing to the top text block edges and scattered foxing to the other edges and an occasional foxing spot to the pages. Previous owner's name to the front paste-down and free front endpaper. Offset tanning and some foxing spots to the endpapers. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges with sunning of the back strip. A small tear to the lower edge of the rear panel and there is a score mark three quarters the length of the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [10], 11 - 347, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Lectures; Australia; Inventory No: 0122036. Very Good Condition
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Self and Biography: Essays on the Individual and Society in Asia
Gungwu, Wang Editor,
ISBN: 042400013X
Sydney University Press for the Australian Academy of The Humanities, Sydney, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. list of plates, list of contributors, preface and introduction by editor and index. Between pages 14 and 15 there are four pages of black-and-white photography. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Plain text dustwrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "The literary and historical essays by nine distinguished scholars which comprise this volume are concerned with how biographical writing in its broadest sense reveals ideas about the place of the individual in society in three regions, South-east Asia, South Asia and East Asia." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Rubbing to the back strip corners and to the book corners. Offset tanning to the endpapers with age toning of the pages. A little rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 5], VI - IX, [1] 217, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Lectures; Asia; ISBN: 042400013X. ISBN/EAN: 9780424000138. Inventory No: 0120685. Very Good Condition
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The Continuing Struggle for an Independent Philippine foreign Policy
Simbulan, Roland G.,
ISBN: 9711008009
Nuclear Free Philippines Coalition , Philippines, 1991. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Signed by Author on Title Page. VIII, 118 pages, last two pages blank, foreword by author and two appendices. The text is illustrated with the occasional black-and-white photograph, maps and graphs. Illustrated front cover with black background and white and black titles to the front panel and white titles to the backstrip. This book is a hard copy of a collection of talks and essays by the author who is one of the Philippines most incisive and a popular scholar on local politics. Topics such as U.S.-bases in the Philippines and the need to break free from their colonial past are addressed. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges. A few marks to the text block edge. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; Lectures ; History -- Asia ; Signed by Author on Title Page. ISBN: 9711008009. ISBN/EAN: 9789711008000. Inventory No: 0107324. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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The Crane Bag and Other Disputed Subjects
Graves, Robert,
Cassell, London, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. the last page blank, foreword by author and acknowledgements. Green coloured cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing and staining to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Flecking to the front of book edge. Browning and faint foxing to the text block edges. Plain text dustwrapper with dark and light green coloured background with white and dark green titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and some creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Browning to the backstrip and rear dust at the panel. The remains of a sticker can be seen to the front dustwrapper panel. Chipping to either side of the top dustwrapper edge. Some foxing to the verso of the dustwrapper. There is a small hole halfway down the rear spine gutter crease. A collection of articles, lectures, essays, in which the author discusses such diverse subjects as reincarnation and bullfighting. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. X, 244 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Lectures ; Essays ; Inventory No: 0109383. Good
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The Cure of Souls: Lectures on Pastoral Theology Delivered in the Lent Term 1908 in the Divinity School Cambridge and Other Addresses
Cunningham, W. (William),
Cambridge at The University Press, Cambridge, Britain, 1908. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured titles to the back strip. A series of lectures given by the author on theology and other religious themes, at Cambridge University in 1908. The lectures include: 1 The Cure of Souls ; 2 The Ministerial Commission ; 3 Blended Aims in Missionary Work ; 4 The Service of God in Church and State ; 5 College Life ; 6 On Taking Orders ; 7 Christianity and Modern Social Ideals ; 8 The Clergy and Party Politics ; 9 Passive Resistance ; 10 Some Differences Between Scotch and English Christianity. Softening to the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners and lower book edges. Sunning to the back strip and fading to the book panels. The book panels also shows stains, rubs and other marks. Browning and scattered foxing to the text block edges with aged honing of the pages. Offset tanning to the end pages and gift inscription to the free front endpaper. Some foxing to the first few and last few pages of the book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [7], VIII - X, 236 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Lectures; Britain/UK; 1900-1920; Inventory No: 0121412. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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The English Clergy and Their Organization in the Later Middle Ages (The Ford Lectures for 1933)
Thompson, A. Hamilton,
Oxford at the Clarendon Press, London, 1966. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Reprint. preface by author, bibliography, supplementary notes and index. Dark blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles and decoration to the back strip. Plain text dustwrapper with purple coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. This book was first published in 1947. "It is concerned with the principal sections of the hierarchy of the English Church as it existed during the two centuries before the Reformation. From the discussion of the episcopate and the official staff who is aid diocesan administration was carried on, it proceeds to the higher clergy and to the Constitution and management of the cathedral and collegiate chapters of which they were members." -- From the front fold over panel blurb. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Uniform browning of the top and front text block edge with scattered foxing. Light foxing spots to the endpapers with age toning of the pages. A previous owner has underlined some of the text in a pencil or black coloured ink. Previous owner's name to the top right hand corner of the free front endpaper. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and back strip trip corners. Heavy sunning of the back strip with lighter sunning of the rear panel and fading of the front panel. Some handling marks also present and there is browning of the verso along with some faint foxing spots. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [7], VIII - XV, [2], 2 - 327, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Lectures; Britain/UK; Medieval 10th to 15thc; Religion & Theology. Inventory No: 0122627. Very Good Condition
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The Languages of Psyche; Mind and Body in Enlightenment Thought. Clark Library Lectures 1985-1986
Rousseau, G. S. Rousseau, G. S.,
ISBN: 0520071190
University of California Press, Berkely, California, 1990. First Edition
 Softcover (Illustrated) Softcover (Illustrated). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. List of plates, preface by editor, list of contributors and epigraph, suggestions for further reading and index. The text is illustrated with reproductions of historical illustrations. Illustrated paperback binding with white coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the backstrip. Quoting Gloria Sybil Gross from the rear panel "The Languages of Psyche eliminates principal aspects of eighteenth-century medicine and literature and shows how evolving patterns of thought established continuities that helped shape nineteenth and twentieth century-conceptions of the mental anatomy." Creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. A few small bumps to the lower left-hand corner of the front panel with fading of the backstrip. Age toning of the textblock edges and panels. Full Number Line. Size: Trade Paperback. [6], VII - XIX, [3], 3 - 480, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Lectures; 18th century; Philosophy. ISBN: 0520071190. ISBN/EAN: 9780520071193. Inventory No: 0128978. Very Good Condition
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The Making of Victorian England; Being the Ford Lectures Delivered before the University of Oxford
Clark, G. Kitson,
Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1963. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Reprint. preface by author, note, and index. Purple coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A series of lectures given by the author at Oxford in 1960. In it, and the lectures, he described some of the forces which created what we call "Victorian England". Softening and browning of the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. The spine is somewhat cocked. Browning and foxing of the textblock edges and light age toning of the internal pages. Foxing and offset tanning to the endpapers and previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front end page. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges along with browning. Sunning to the backstrip and the laminate has started to lift on the front dustwrapper panel side of the backstrip. A few marks and scores to the dustwrapper with a fee foxing spots to the verso of the dustwrapper. There is a 0.5 " tear to the lower edge of the front dustwrapper panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (9), X-XIII, (2), 2-312 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Lectures; Britain/UK; 19th century; Inventory No: 0113100. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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The Morality of the Criminal Law; Two Lectures
Hart, H. L. A. (Herbert Lionel Adolphus) (1907-1992),
At The Magnes Press The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1964. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Dark red coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles. Plain dustwrapper with blue and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. In this small book the author deals with aspects of criminal law and morality . The first dealing with the laws dealing with homosexuality, suicide and abortion and the case for reforming said laws; i.e. decriminalisation for example. The second lecture he talks about how the law should deal with people suffering from mental abnormalities, and, how in his opinion, people with mental abnormality who come up for trial have their cases treated on the facts of the offence, and, only at the sentencing phase should any mental abnormalities be taken into consideration. the first dealing with Lionel Cohen Lectures series, dealing with Rubbing of the back strip edges, lower book edges and top book corners. Age toning of the text block edges with a very distinct musty smell emanating from the book. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels and there is sunning of the back strip and rear panel. Handling marks to the rear panel and there is quite noticeable bleeding of the cloth cover to the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], 5 - 54, [2] pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Lectures; Inventory No: 0127730. Very Good Condition
Price: $88.00 (AUD)
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The Pack of Autolycus
Hope, A.D.,
ISBN: 0708102794
Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First Edition. preface by author. Dark cream coloured endpapers. Red coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with a dark beige coloured background with dark brown titles to the front panel and green and red titles to the backstrip. "The tantalising title of this book derives from Shakespeare's Autolycus, that engaging scoundrel who snapped up any "under considered trifles". A. D. Hope describes his traffic, unlike that of Autolycus, as being "in sheets", and the sheets as being the result of his curiosity and speculation over many years of exploring the corners and byways of literary history. The books that have aroused Hope's curiosity range wide and over time, from Beowulf to Kangaroo." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. A series of essays by the eminent Australian poet A. D. Hope on books that intrigued him. A little rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Browning and some foxing to the text block edges and uniform browning of the internal text. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and there is sunning to the backstrip. A few marks to the dustwrapper panels. The results of insect activity can be seen to the rear fold over crease. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VIII, 202, [2] pages,. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Lectures ; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0708102794. ISBN/EAN: 9780708102794. Inventory No: 0110207. Very Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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The Press and the Public Interest; The William Allen White Lectures
Agee, Warren K. Editor,
Public Affairs Press, Public Affairs Press, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Introduction by editor and biographical notes. Navy blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Quoting from the introduction page III, " ... The role of a free, responsible, and aggressive press in making democracy work is the theme of these William Allen White lectures, which have been delivered annually by 18 of America's leading reporters, editors, and publishers. Although given over a period encompassing almost 2 decades, the lectures are especially timely today. As early as 1950, the lecturers talked about the problems of increasing secrecy, credibility gaps, and managed news which the nation today is facing and which make the performance of today's press more crucial than ever before. These newsman chart a course for both press and nation in dealing with these problems." Rubbing of the backstrip edges and book corners. The panels show stains and dust. Age toning of the text block edges with marks and foxing to the end pages. Original owner's rubberstamp to the top right-hand corner of the free front-end page. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [2], III - VI, [2], 220 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Communications & Media; Journalism; United States; Lectures. Inventory No: 0129120. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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The Resolution of Conflict; the 1979 Boyer Lecture
Hawke, R. J. L.,
ISBN: 0642976120
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1979. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 71pp., introduction by author. Photographic front cover, showing 3 photographs and one illustration of author with a yellow background with white and blue writing on the front panel and blue on the spine. Minor scuffing to the book edges. Paper edges are brown. Previous owners name to the top edge of the free front endpaper. The 1979 Boyer lecture, given by the then President of A. C. T. U., Bob Hawke. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Lectures ; Politics -- Australian; Australia; ISBN: 0642976120. ISBN/EAN: 9780642976123. Inventory No: 0112338. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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The Treasury of British Eloquence; Specimens of Brilliant Ovations by the Most Eminent Statesman, Devine Is, Etc. Of Great Britain of the Last Four Centurys, with Biographical and Critical Notices and Index
Cochrane, Robert -- Compiler and Arranger,
William P. Nimmo, London and Edinburgh, 1877. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. 1.130 kg.; II, 544 pages, a further 16 pages following being " A Selection from a Catalogue of Popular and Standard Books Published by William P. Nimmo, London and Edinburgh.", preface by Robert Cochrane, biographies and index. Dark brown coloured endpapers. Illustrated frontispiece, protected by tissue guard, showing portraits of Jeremy Taylor, Edmund Burke, Hon. William Pitt and Lord Broughm. Illustrated title page showing "The New Palace at Westminster, The Seat of the British Parliament.". The internal text has been printed as if for a newspaper i.e. in columns. Green coloured cloth boards with self embossed decoration to the front panel and gilt titles to the backstrip. There are five raised bands to the backstrip and there is a gilt line running across the middle of all. Gilt to top text block edge. Bumping and rubbing along with light fraying to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Underlying board is visible to the top rear book corner and to the lower book corners. Heavy rubbing to the book panels and to some of the gilt decoration of the spine. There is a split in the front spine gutter cloth measuring an inch, 2.5 inches from the top edge. There is another split to the rear spine gutter edge measuring 0.75 ", 3.5 " from the top edge. Wearing and fraying to the top 1 inch of the rear spine gutter . marking to the top text block edge with Browning and sustaining to the other text block edges. The spine is somewhat cocked. Browning and foxing to the internal text and there has been splitting of the spine between pages 16 and 17, 288 and 289, 304 and 305 with the underlying webbing visible. Splitting of the front hinge. There is a gift inscription to the verso of the free front end paper, taking up the entire page, stating " Presented to Mr James Warnock, on the Eve of His Visit to Europe, by the Members of the Local Preachers Meeting As a Mark of Affection, Maldon Circuit, March 1881 A collection of the best of English oration over four centurys as collected to the middle of the 18th century. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Lectures ; 19th Century ; Inventory No: 0108167. 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. Good Condition
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
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The World and You
Goulbergh, Marten E.,
The National Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, 1946. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Signed by Author. Orange coloured cloth covered boards with black coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper with dark blue coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. A series of lectures delivered by the author in Melbourne in 1943 and 1944. Subjects include: International World Affairs, The White Australia Policy, The Origin of Nazism, Japan, Education, Australia and You, Religion and World Affairs and Our Future. Minor softening and fading of the back strip edges with a little bumping of the book corners. Age toning to the text block edges and pages with foxing to the top text edge. The biggest fault with the book is that there is a stain to the lower text edge for the full width of the book and a smaller stain to the top right hand corner of the pages which fades out approximately at page 20 please see photograph. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges. There is a piece missing to the top left-hand corner of the back strip and there are some tears to the top dustwrapper edge. Heavy staining along the back strip region and patchy staining across the top edge of the dustwrapper please see photograph. Sunning to the verso of the dustwrapper and staining is also visible. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [10], 11 - 148 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Lectures; Australia; 1940s; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 0128337. Good Condition
Price: $61.60 (AUD)
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Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow: The 1973 Boyer Lectures
Hancock, Professor Sir Keith,
ISBN: 0642975922
Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sydney, 1973. First Edition
 illustrated Paper illustrated Paper. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. previous Boyer lectures. Illustrated front cover, showing 3 maps of Australia with a stylised suns, with a black background and yellow and white coloured titles to front panel and white coloured titles to the spine. The corners are slightly scuffed and there is rubbing to the book edges. The spine gutter edge has a crease running both front and back. The panels of the book are slightly rubbed as well. Lectures on Australian sociology, war and ecology. Part of The Boyer Lectures run by the Australian Broadcasting Commission. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 64 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Lectures; Australia; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0642975922. ISBN/EAN: 9780642975928. Inventory No: 0101892. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101892  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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