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All My Sins; An Autobiography
Habe, Hans,
Australian Publishing Company in association with George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, Sydney London, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. an apologetic preface. Maroon coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. The autobiography of Hans Habe, journalist, editor-in-chief of newspapers, French foreign legionnaire, prisoner of war, high society doyen, father and husband (five times). Softening to the backstrip and a little rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Foxing to the endpapers and previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front end paper. This is the first edition in the English language. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [9], 8-400 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; journalism; Germany; Inventory No: 0119435. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0119435  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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All My Sins; An Autobiography
Habe, Hans,
Australian Publishing Company in association with George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, Sydney London, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. an apologetic preface. Maroon coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The autobiography of Hans Habe, journalist, editor-in-chief of newspapers, French foreign legionnaire, prisoner of war, high society doyen, father and husband (five times). Softening to the backstrip and a little rubbing to the book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Original bookseller sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels with a 0.5 " tear to the top right-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel. A few small nicks to the top dustwrapper edge. This is the first edition in the English language. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [9], 8-400 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; journalism; Germany; Inventory No: 0115814. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0115814  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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An Interrupted Life
Horne, Donald,
ISBN: 0732258545
HarperCollins, Sydney, 1998. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Published in one volume, this text not only takes the reader through the personal history of Donald Horne, but also creates a social and intellectual history of Australia from the 1920s to the 1950s. there is a rubber name stamp of the previous owner neatly placed on the title page, there is no other damage apart from a reading crease on the spine. the author has combined his 3 autobiographical volumes "The Education of Young Donald," & "Confessions of a New Boy", & "Portrait of an Optimist", into One Book and Has Made Many Changes Giving Each Volume New Strength in Creating and Impelling Story Is a Kind of Social and Intellectual History and Is Also a Personal Tale of Action and Reflection. Rear Panel Blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 800 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; journalism; Australia; Books for Writers. ISBN: 0732258545. ISBN/EAN: 9780732258542. Inventory No: 0258587. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0258587  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Compulsive Viewing The Inside Story of Packer's Nine Network
Stone, Gerald,
ISBN: 0670886904
Viking, Ringwood, Victoria, 2000. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographs. First Edition. and undamaged dustjacket with an undamaged hardcover book, free of annotation. In a series of exuberant "action replays" Gerald Stone, creator of 60 Minutes, captures all the exciting groundbreaking and scandalous exploits at Channel 9 from the historic first telecast in 1956 to the challenges of the digital era. Dustjacket blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8], 536 pages, indexed, with text sources, and 32 pages of black and white photography. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Film, Radio & Television; journalism; Australia; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0670886904. ISBN/EAN: 9780670886906. Inventory No: 0255580. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0255580  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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crackpot the obsessions of John Waters
Waters, John,
ISBN: 0947795634
Fourth Estate, London, 1988. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. second-hand copy, slight rubbing of the top edge of the front panel, internally clean, no damage. previous owners name at the top of the first page. 15 pieces that were written for the Rolling stone, American Film, National Lampoon, and Film Comment this is the first British edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: humour; journalism; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 0947795634. ISBN/EAN: 9780947795634. Inventory No: 0280094. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280094  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Lend Me Your Ears: Essays
Sinclaire, F. (Frederick), 1881 1954,
The Progressive Publishing Society, Wellington, New Zealand, 1943. reprint
 Softcover (with flaps) Softcover (with flaps). Very Good Condition/. reprint. as can be seen in the attached image the cover of the book is foxed, the fold over flap not so, and internally, as cannot be seen, the book is clean and without annotations. Most of the essays in this book appeared first in the Christchurch "Press". Second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; journalism; Inventory No: 0271439. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0271439  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Memoirs Of A Rebel Journalist: The Autobiography Of Wilfred Burchett
Burchett, Wilfred G. 1911 1983 ( Burchett, George & Shimmin , Nick editors),
ISBN: 0868408425
UNSW Press, Sydney, 2006. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. reprint. second-hand copy, no damage to describe, no annotations. "One of Australia's most important and controversial journalists and war correspondence. This, the unexpurgated version of his remarkable autobiography, leads the reader into key moments of 20th-century history, guided by an eyewitness who is a writer of passion and insight." Rear panel blurb this is the first softcover edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XXVI, 785, [3] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; journalism; 20th century; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0868408425. ISBN/EAN: 9780868408422. Inventory No: 0280038. 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: $35.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280038  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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No Brains at All: An Autobiography
Dunstan, Keith,
ISBN: 0670832731
Viking, Ringwood, Victoria, 1990. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. chapter opening illustrations list, introduction by author and index. Green coloured end pages. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography. Green coloured boards with gilt coloured titles. Colour photographic dustwrapper with yellow coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. After a lifetime of dodging other people's opinions of himself, Keith Dunstan has decided to risk his own. The autobiography that emerges is classic Dunstan: wry, self-deprecating, richly humorous and idiosyncratic. It is also reflective, moving and disarmingly honest. Rubbing of the book corners and back strip edges. Age toning of the text block edges. A little creasing of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VI, 274 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; journalism; Australia; Communications & Media. ISBN: 0670832731. ISBN/EAN: 9780670832736. Inventory No: 0123097. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0123097  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Off One's Tits : Ill-Considered Rants and Raves From A Graceless Oaf Named John Birmingham
Birmingham, John,
ISBN: 174051128X
Vintage, Milsons Point, New South Wales is, 2002. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. Photographic card cover with black and metallic brown titles to the front panel and red and black titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and to the front spine gutter edge. Rubbing, some marking and browning to the book panels. Browning to the text block edges and internal text. Essays from one of Australia's more offbeat writers. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (7), VIII-IX, (3), 3-398 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; journalism; Australia; ISBN: 174051128X. ISBN/EAN: 9781740511285. Inventory No: 0111726. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0111726  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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One Hundred & Fifty Years of News from the Herald
Gaylard, Geoff -- Text,
ISBN: 0949318043
Southbank Editions, Melbourne, 1991. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Facsimiles. Reprint. illustrated throughout with facsimiles of the front page of the Herald, Melbourne's morning newspaper for many years. Interspersed with the facsimiles photographs and the chronological listing of the main events both nationally internationally and locally. Photographic illustrated dust jacket. A very clean copy. the only damage is a half inch tear at the top of the front fold over crease. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). 400 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Facsimiles. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; journalism; Australia; ISBN: 0949318043. ISBN/EAN: 9780949318046. Inventory No: 0261050. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0261050  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Over One Hundred & Fifteen Years of News From The Daily Telegraph Mirror
Wright, Christopher,
ISBN: 0949155292
Savvas Publishing, Sydney, 1995. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. clean copy, quarter-inch tear top left of the rear panel of the dust jacket, the book itself shows no damage, and no annotations. The book reproduces pages from the Daily Telegraph Mirror, and there is additional text giving context to each of the decades presented. The last pages 385 onwards have someone colour plates. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). 418 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; journalism; Australia; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0949155292. ISBN/EAN: 9780949155290. Inventory No: 0276024. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0276024  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Reporting Home; Her Writings As a Journalist Selected by Deirdre Coleman
Masters, Olga,
ISBN: 0702222658
University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia, Queensland, 1990. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Cynthia Breusch -- Cover Art. First Edition. notes on sources. Colour illustrated card cover, by Cynthia Breusch, with blue, peach and white coloured titles to the front panel and peach and white colour titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear book panel. "This collection introduces Olga Masters as an amusing and inquisitive journalist, recording the ordinary lives of city, country and suburb, and reporting on her own busy life." -- from the rear panel blurb. Previous owners name to the top edge of the half title page. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 112 pages.. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Edges and pages browned. Previous bookseller's sticker to the rear panel.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Cynthia Breusch -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; journalism; Australia; ISBN: 0702222658. ISBN/EAN: 9780702222658. Inventory No: 0115818. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $4.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0115818  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Best of LIFE
Scherman, David editor,
ISBN: 038000187X
Time Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 1976. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographs. Reprint. the top edge of the boards have been bumped about 5 inches from the front corners, and internally, clean, no annotations. clean and profusely illustrated both black-and-white and colour plates. Mick Jagger appears on page 285, and still looks the same as he does today, wrinkled. as the title says, this represents best photographs taken by life over quite a period of time. Pathos, anger, hope, futility Joy, and love some of the emotions Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). 306 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; journalism; photography. ISBN: 038000187X. ISBN/EAN: 9780380001873. Inventory No: 0278994. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0278994  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The British Press since the War
Smith, Anthony editor,
ISBN: 0858851458
Wren Publishing, Melbourne, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. top edge dusty, with one small moisture mark which does not penetrate to any depth. The original dustjacket slightly faded on the spine, and price clipped. Internally clean, and free of annotation. The book considers Fleet Street finance ownership and structure, and then The Press and the Law the erosion of newspaper freedom, followed closely by The Principles and Practice of the Press and rounding out in the 4th section with Newspapers and Workers' Participation. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 320 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Communications & Media; journalism; history. ISBN: 0858851458. ISBN/EAN: 9780858851450. Inventory No: 0240785. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0240785  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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the writing on the wall 1813 1943 with 38 full-page illustrations
Rosner, Charles,
Sylvan Press, London, 1943. First Edition
 Hardcover (Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/good. Illustrator: various. First Edition. as can be seen in the attached images the dust jacket has lost colour on the bottom edge of the rear panel and on the edges of, and on the spine. Pencil gift annotation on the first page dated Christmas 1945. No other annotation throughout the book. "This book of pictures has been compiled from the Napoleonic collection of broadsheets, cartoons and prints bequeath to the University of Oxford by the Marquess Curzon, it sets out to show and prove the similarity of the situation in 1803 and 1940, 1812 and 1941, 1799 and 1943 respectively." Page [5]. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. no pagination. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; journalism; Cartoons; Sociology & Culture. Inventory No: 0257029. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0257029  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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While Berlin Burns: the Diary of Hans-Georg von Studnitz, 1943 - 1945
Studnitz, Hans Georg von,
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1964. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fair Condition/Fair. First Edition. there has been some sort of oil spill which has affected the front panel of the dust jacket, the front board of the book and the top right-hand corner of the first 52 pages of the book. A good working copy. Entrusted with drafting of political directives and the production of the official German diplomatic correspondent and in constant touch with foreign diplomats accredited to Berlin, the earth had a comprehensive insight into many events which have remained undisclosed to the general public. The downfall of Berlin, the gradual destruction of the great city by the heavy air raids, the social life and the personalities of the city I will described in detail. With between skill of a journalist and political commentator, the author has drawn a unique picture of the last years of the war in the old capital. Dust jacket blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 290 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; journalism; Germany; WW II; history. Inventory No: 0275616. Fair Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0275616  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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