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At home a Short history of private life
Bryson, Bill,
ISBN: 0385608276
Doubleday, London, 2010. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Second-hand copy with no damage to describe, no annotations, colour illustrated dust jacket, ground plan of a house on the front end pages, and chamber plan on the rear end pages. The author starts to journey around his own home, a rectory in Norfolk, wandering from room to room considering how the ordinary things in life came to be, doing a prodigious amount of research on the history of anything and everything, from architecture to electricity, and food preservation to epidemics, from spice trade to the Eiffel Tower, from crinolines to toilets and discovered that there is a huge amount of history, interest and excitement, and even a little danger, lurking in the corners of every home. Paraphrasing the font fold over blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8], 536 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; family & Relationships. ISBN: 0385608276. ISBN/EAN: 9780385608275. Inventory No: 0280578. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280578  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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At home a Short history of private life
Bryson, Bill,
ISBN: 0385608276
Doubleday, London, 2010. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Second-hand copy with no damage to describe, no annotations, colour illustrated dust jacket, ground plan of a house on the front end pages, and chamber plan on the rear end pages. The author starts to journey around his own home, a rectory in Norfolk, wandering from room to room considering how the ordinary things in life came to be, doing a prodigious amount of research on the history of anything and everything, from architecture to electricity, and food preservation to epidemics, from spice trade to the Eiffel Tower, from crinolines to toilets and discovered that there is a huge amount of history, interest and excitement, and even a little danger, lurking in the corners of every home. Paraphrasing the font fold over blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8], 536 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; family & Relationships. ISBN: 0385608276. ISBN/EAN: 9780385608275. Inventory No: 0280754. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280754  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Photo by Sammy Davis, Jr
Boyar, Burt,
ISBN: 0061146056
Regan, New York, 2007. First Edition
 Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Illustrated Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs. First Edition. There is no damage to describe, no annotations. "Lastly, I think Sammy employed photography as an extension of his artistic self. you can't sing, dance, until drugs all day and all night. So when he could, he wandered the streets, camouflaged blue jeans, hat, sunglasses and oversized coat, and preserve the ironic: a drunk sleeping it off on the street in front of a liquor store called fine wines. He captured the beauty of children's innocent faces, the despair of places he had lived as an underprivileged child. Page XI Still contains the wraparound band which is about 4 inches wide over the rear panel. Please see attached image. Full number line. Size: Folio ( 12"- 15" tall ). XII, 340 Pages. Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; family & Relationships. ISBN: 0061146056. ISBN/EAN: 9780061146053. Inventory No: 0281151. 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: $132.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0281151  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Searching for The Secret River
Grenville, Kate,
ISBN: 1921351861
Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, 2006. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Set in London, Sydney, and on the Hawkesbury, this book is about family, writing and history. The author describes her quest to find her convict ancestor, and to understand his life. The book is the history of a novel which also asks big questions about the history of our country. It draws back the veil on the secret life of the writer. Rear panel blurb When William Thornhill is transported to Australia in the early part of the 19th century his wife and children follow him. Eight years later he is a free man and he sails up the Hawkesbury River to take up 100 acres that he has been allocated. "Aboriginal people already live on that River and Thornhill will soon have to make the most difficult decision of his life." -- from the rear panel blurb Of the novel Size: Trade Paperback. 334, [8] pagesstop. a clean secondhand copy, no damage to detail apart from age toning of the page edges. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Australia; 19th century; family & Relationships. ISBN: 1921351861. ISBN/EAN: 9781921351860. Inventory No: 0281364. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0281364  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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