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A Book of Words; Selections from the Speeches and Addresses Delivered Between 1906-1927 (The Gordon Edition)
Kipling, Rudyard,
Gordon and Gotch (Australia), Limited, London, No date. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. Green / brown coloured textured end pages. Brown textured cloth covered boards with embossed decoration to the front panel, with gilt elephant's head to the front panel along with the Hindu sign of good luck (looks like a reverse swastika); gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Gilt to the top text edge. The title says it all; some of the topics in the speeches and addresses are: Literature, Values in Life, The Uses of Reading, Our Indian Troops in France, The War and the Schools, The Classics and the Sciences and Waking from Dreams. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges, book corners and lower book edges. A black mark to the top text edge. Tanning in faint foxing of the textblock edges and age toning of the pages. Offset tanning to the half title page. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [7], VIII - XVI, [1], 2 - 208 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Speeches; Inventory No: 0129073. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129073  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Blainey Eye on Australia; Speeches and Essays of Geoffrey Blainey
Blainey, Geoffrey,
ISBN: 1863810269
Schwartz Books, Melbourne, 1991. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. about the author, preface by author. Black-and-white photographic card cover, of Geoffrey Blainey, with blue, pink and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "Eye on Australia is a selection of Geoffrey Blainey's commentaries on the state of health of the nation during the last 10 years. It includes outstanding speeches and articles covering his broad areas of concern." -- from the rear panel blurb. A little creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book panels. Aged toning of the textblock edges and of the internal pages. A previous owner has made note of a telephone number to the top left-hand corner of the last page. Size: Trade Paperback. (15), 4-272, (4) pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Speeches; Australia; ISBN: 1863810269. ISBN/EAN: 9781863810265. Inventory No: 0114177. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0114177  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Occasional Writings & Speeches
Clark, Manning,
ISBN: 0006357237
Fontana / Collins, Sydney, 1980. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. preface by author. Colour illustrated paperback binding with black coloured title to the front panel and back strip. The 1976 Boyer Lectures, pieces ranging from 1943 to the time of the book's publication, on a range of subjects "... accurately plot the route of Manning Clark's thinking over the years." from the rear panel blurb. Creasing of the book corners and there is a vertical crease that runs three quarters length of the front panel. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with the signs of removal of a sticker to the lower edge of the rear panel. Sunning of the book with browning and scattered foxing of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 269, [9 of which eight a further titles from publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Speeches; Australia; ISBN: 0006357237. ISBN/EAN: 9780006357230. Inventory No: 0122172. Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0122172  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Puck of Pook's Hill (The Gordon Edition)
Kipling, Rudyard,
Gordon and Gotch (Australia), Limited, London, No date. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: H. R. Millar. First Edition. Text is illustrated by H. R. Millar. Green / brown coloured textured end pages. Brown textured cloth covered boards with embossed decoration to the front panel, with gilt elephant's head to the front panel along with the Hindu sign of good luck (looks like a reverse swastika); gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Gilt to the top text edge. A children's fantasy that was first published in 1906. A series of interlinked short stories, from English history, from pure fantasy, or a combination of both; giving a history of England up to the signing of the Magna Carta. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges, bumping, rubbing and fraying of the book corners. Rubbing either side of the backstrip some light rubbing of the book panels and fading of the book edges. The free front end page has cracked between itself and the page following. Tanning and foxing of the text book edges with age toning of the pages. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [6], VII - X, [2], 3 -306, [2] pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: H. R. Millar. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Speeches; Inventory No: 0129072. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0129072  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The New Britain: Labour's Plan, Outlined by Harold Wilson, Selected Speeches 1964 (Penguin Special)
Wilson, Harold,
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1964. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. preface by author. Black and white photographic card cover with dark orange and white coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the backstrip. In 1964 the British Labour Party was elected to power. In a series of speeches, its leader Harold Wilson, gave a series of speeches on his and his party's vision of Britain under their government. A little creasing to the book corners with rubbing of book edges and panels. There is a small split to the top left hand corner of the backstrip. Browning of the text block edges and pages. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 134, [2]. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Speeches; Britain/UK; Inventory No: 0119224. Very Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0119224  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Power of Eloquence; A Treasury of British Speech
Scotland, Andrew -- Editor,
Cassell, London, 1961. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. 430 g.; X, 258 pages, last two pages blank, intentionally, preface by editor, acknowledgements. Orange coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing and bumping to backstrip edges and to the lower book corners. Browning to the text block edges with faint foxing. Offset scanning, browning and foxing to the endpapers and age toning to the internal text. Photographic front cover, showing Winston Churchill, with a red background and white and black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. The dustwrapper panels have become quite rubbed, marked and the rear panel shows handling marks. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front fold over panel. This is a collection of the finest British speeches from Queen Elizabeth I speech at Tilbury in 1588 on the eve of the fight with the Spanish Amarda, to Winston Churchill's speeches during World War II to William Pitt's speech of 40 words (as he was ill and dying) of " I return you many thanks for the honour you have done me: but Europe is not to be saved by any single man. England has saved herself by her exertions, and will, I trust, save Europe by her example." on the fight to defeat Napoleon -- from the text, page 88. This anthology is the best of English oration through the ages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Speeches ; Britain; Inventory No: 0107040. Good
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107040  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Wisdom of the East
Basham, Arthur et. al.,
ISBN: 0642975000
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, 1979. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Photographic paperback binding with red coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. "A series of six talks by scholars in Australia on various aspects of Asian religions with special emphasis on the impact on the contemporary world." -- from the half title page. Speeches include: The Guru / Ian Kesarcodi-Watson; Buddha Points to the Mind / Phra Kantipalo; The Sound of One Hand Clapping / John Cooper; Islamic mysticism / Saleem Akhtar; To Hinduism Through Gandhi / Eric Sharpe and The Impact of Asian religions on the West / Arthur Basham. Rubbing to the book corners and of the book panels. The front panel has started to curl and there is age toning of the text block edges and pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 78 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Speeches; ISBN: 0642975000. ISBN/EAN: 9780642975003. Inventory No: 0121620. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0121620  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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