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All Change
Butler, Joan (pseudonym of Alexander, Robert W. 1905-1980, who also wrote as Joan Alexander),
Stanley Paul and Co., Ltd., London, 1955. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 246 g.; IV, 192 pages, last blank. Bright green coloured boards with black writing on the spine. Offset tanning to the endpapers, aged toning of the top and front edges. Illustrated dustwrapper, with red and blue writing to the front panel and spine. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners. Creasing, rubbing and a few chips to the top and bottom edge of the backstrip. A cast of characters that would do any writer proud. A slightly sinister private investigator, a woman of unswerving faith, and irascible uncle and not to mention the Scotland Yard. A story from the inimitable Joan Butler. . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Humour; Inventory No: 0223588. Good
Price: $52.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0223588  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Bindle; Some Chapters in the Life of Joseph Bindle
Jenkins, Herbert ,
Herbert Jenkins, London, No date. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Reprint. 300 g.; (6), VII, (1), 9-176 pages. Green coloured cloth covered boards with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the backstrip corners and to the book corners. Moisture effects can be seen along the front edges of the front and rear panel. Browning and some foxing to the text block edges and browning to the internal text. Offset tanning to the endpapers. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, by C. Morse, black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and to the dustwrapper panels. Chipping to the top dustwrapper edge and there is a piece missing from the lower right-hand corner of the rear backstrip edge. Small horizontal tear to the backstrip, 1.5 " down from the top edge. Browning to the verso the dustwrapper. The adventures of a Cockney furniture removal man in the early part of the 20th century. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Humour ; Inventory No: 0111162. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0111162  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Crazy Island
Andrew, Patrick,
ISBN: 0646027549
Gordon A. Publishers, Sydney, 1994. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Signed by Author on Title Page. VI, 192 pages, last blank. Illustrated front cover, showing a volcano erupting and people running away, with black writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners. The laminate has started to lift along the front fore edge. Signed on the title page " Best Wishes From the Author, Pat Andrew ". " After humorous adventures on land, Eddy and his bohemian friends travelled to an island they call Crazy. They go through Weird mountain to fight a war with a for road shows missionary and the tribe from the other side of the island. The war and the island are one, much to be discussed of the missionary. " From the back panel. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Humour ; Australia; Signed by Author on Title Page. ISBN: 0646027549. ISBN/EAN: 9780646027548. Inventory No: 0105311. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0105311  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Crazy Island
Andrew, Patrick,
ISBN: 0646027549
Gordon A. Publishers, Sydney, 1994. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Signed by Author on Title Page. VI, 192 pages, last blank. Illustrated front cover, showing a volcano erupting and people running away, with black writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners. The laminate has started to lift along the front fore edge. Signed on the title page " Best Wishes From the Author, Pat Andrew ". " After humorous adventures on land, Eddy and his bohemian friends travelled to an island they call Crazy. They go through Weird mountain to fight a war with a for road shows missionary and the tribe from the other side of the island. The war and the island are one, much to be discussed of the missionary. " From the back panel. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Humour ; Australia; Signed by Author on Title Page. ISBN: 0646027549. ISBN/EAN: 9780646027548. Inventory No: 0105262. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0105262  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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My Uncle's Strange Voyages
Robinson, Richard G.,
Andre Deutsch, London, 1964. First Hardback Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: John Verney. First Hardback Edition. 158pp., last 2 blank. The text is illustrated with black-and-white illustrations by John Verney. Red coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Bumping to the head and heel of the spine and to that top right-hand corner of the front panel. Some fading of the cloth of the book and foxing has occurred to the paper edges. Some marks to the endpapers. Original bookseller' s stamp to the page between free front endpaper and half title page. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by John Verney, with pink and black writing on the front panel and black on the spine. Rubbing and slight chipping to the dust wrapper corners and to the top and bottom of the spine. Grubby marks to the back panel along with farm stains. Results of insect activity can be seen on the lower spine and lower edges of the front panel. Some creasing and chipping the top and bottom dust wrapper edge. Dust wrapper is price could, front fold over, lower right hand corner. A series of adventures of "My Uncle", a salty sea captain who has a fund of tall tales.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: John Verney. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Adolescent; Maritime ; Fiction -- Humour ; Inventory No: 0102613. Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0102613  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Panda Ray
Kandel, Michael,
ISBN: 0312143877
St Martins Press, New York, 1996. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Illustrator: Ron Woletsky -- Front Cover. First Edition. Red coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the spine. Illustrated dust wrapper, by Ron Woletsky, with green and black colour titles to the front panel and green and white coloured titles to the backstrip. When a young alien/mutant is threatened with being "scooped out" [for boasting of having time travelled], he flees "... on a journey through space, time, and other less recognisable things and into a classic science fiction adventure.". Softening to the top spine edge. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 220 pages. .45. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Ron Woletsky -- Front Cover. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Fiction -- Humour ; ISBN: 0312143877. ISBN/EAN: 9780312143879. Inventory No: 0102394. Very Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0102394  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Sun and Heir: Being the Discursive & Improbable Account of Sundry Journeyings in Search of the Characters, the Plot and Other Essential Raw Material for a Novel in the Romantic Tradition
Lister, Stephen,
Peter Davies, London, 1949. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Bright blue coloured cloth covered boards with white coloured titles to the back strip. The author went in search of inspiration, characters, a plot and other raw materials to write a novel in the Romantic tradition. Bumping and rubbing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and softening of the back strip. Some rubs and stains to the book panels with light browning and foxing of the text block edges. Browning and foxing of the endpapers and pages. Cracking of the front hinge, with underlying webbing visible. This is the first UK edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 213, [4] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Humour ; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 0122622. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0122622  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Anstruther (Captain) Cook Book
Anstruther, Gilbert,
Murray, Sydney . Melbourne . London, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Jack Waugh. First Edition. 325 g.; VI, 7-112 pages. The text is illustrated with small black-and-white illustrations by Jack Waugh. Green coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Rubbing it to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Browning to the text block edges and foxing to the top text block edge. Age toning to the internal text. Coloured illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound) with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges. Browning and faint foxing to the dustwrapper panels. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper and there is a small hole in the backstrip edge 5 inches from the lower dustwrapper edge. In this book the author claims that was his ancestor, Ebenezer Anstruther, who actually discovered Australia. "Ebenezer, it appears, used to be Captain Cook's cook. It was he, not James, who sailed in the Endeavour, and later published a working title ' discovery of Australia by James' cook.'. Cook, Ebenezer claimed, pinched the proofs and changed it to ' discovery of Australia by James Cook.' James, according to both Anstruthers (Gilbert and Ebenezer), couldn't have found Australia in a school atlas if you showed him the right page." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Jack Waugh. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Humour ; Australia; Inventory No: 0107561. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107561  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag
Rankin, Robert,
ISBN: 0385409206
Doubleday, London, 1998. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Illustrator: Robert Rankin -- Cover Art. First Edition. Bright blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with white and yellow titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear of fold over panel. " Henry Doors is the world's richest man. His company, Necrosoft, doesn't just market computer software, it sells immortality. Henry has created the Necronet, a virtual world where you can live out your wildest fantasies, be anyone and do anything. For ever. All you have to do is sell your soul to science. Billy Barnes is the world's most ruthless individual. When Billy isn't feeding bits of his granny to the voodoo handbag, he is furthering his ambitions. To control Necrosoft and run the planet. His way. Laszlo Woodbine is the world's greatest private eye. And Laszlo's on the case. Or he will be, as soon as he can persuade the doctor to release him from the straitjacket. Barry is the world's most famous sprout. He lives in Laszlo's head and is confused by all of the above." -- from the front of fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VIII, 9-256 pages, last page blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Robert Rankin -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Fiction -- Humour ; ISBN: 0385409206. ISBN/EAN: 9780385409209. Inventory No: 0107526. Very Good
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107526  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Inimitable Jeeves
Wodehouse, P. G.,
Herbert Jenkins Limited, London, No date. Fourth Printing
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fair/No Dust Jacket. Fourth Printing. 355 g.; VI, 7-256 pages, last page blank. Dull green coloured cloth boards with illustration of two men on the front cover in a darker green and dark green titles to the front panel and backstrip. This book is definitely showing its age. Bumping, rubbing and a little fraying of the backstrip edges and of the book corners. The spine is cocked. Heavy wear to the book edges and to either side of the spine. Rubbing, fading and very heavy marking to the book panels. Browning and foxing to the text block edge. There is a stain, ? water, to the lower text block edge and a third of the way up the front fore text block edge. This staining has also impinged upon the front and rear edges of the book panels. Browning and generalised marking to the endpapers and browning to the internal text. Previous owner's name to the top left-hand corner of the front paste-down. Page 31/32 has become somewhat dog eared to the top right-hand corner of the page. Jeeves! That inimitable manservant saving Bertie from all sorts of unwanted attentions and situations. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Humour ; Inventory No: 0108212. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Fair
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108212  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Unnatural Break; A Commercial Novel
Girtin, Tom ,
Hutchinson of London, London, 1959. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor. Illustrator: Roy Sanford -- Cover Art. First Edition. 300 g.; VI, 7-168 pages, last page blank, acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with numerous advertisements for various products from the British papers/magazines. Black coloured board with a pink illustration to the lower right-hand corner of the front panel. White titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the book corners and backstrip edges. Browning and foxing to the top text block edge and lighter browning to the other text block edges. Browning, offset tanning and foxing to the endpapers and for the first few and last few pages of the book and browning to the internal text. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Roy Sanford, with white and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing and creasing to the backstrip edges. There is a 0.5" tear to the top left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel and a 1.25 " tear to the lower right-hand corner of the same panel. Fading to the backstrip and to the top one quarter of the front dustwrapper panel. Browning and handling marks to the rear dustwrapper panel and there are creases to the front fold over panel. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear of fold over panel. ".. For Tom Girton's Unnatural Break, the story of a literal-minded Detective-Inspector Thomas Marples, C.I.D., investigating, against a background of Theatres, Convents, Pubs, Joke Shops, Solo Clubs and Scotland Yard, a highly embarrassing threat from the house of the Home Secretary, is one of the funniest whodunit in this or any other year." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Roy Sanford -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Humour ; Fiction -- Crime; Inventory No: 0108312. Good
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108312  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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You're Telling Me
Howard, W. S.,
Condor Book , Sydney, 1946. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Poor Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 170 g.; VIII, 168 pages, last the page is blank. Pale blue coloured boards with blue titles to the front panel and back strip. Rubbing and chipping to the head and to the heel of the back strip and rubbing it to the book corners. Heavy fading to all edges of the front panel and back strip and fading along the fore edge of the back panel. There is a stain to the top edge of the back panel, which impinges into the internal text. Bumping to the lower front panel edge and to the front fore edge of the front panel. Heavy browning to the text block edge and to the internal pages. There is a 1.75 " split to the lower front hinge, and 0.25 " split to the top edge of the front hinge and a 2.25 " to the rear hinge. A humorous novel produced in Australia just after World War II. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Humour ; Australia; Inventory No: 0105752. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Poor Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0105752  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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