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( And So Forth )
Dessaix, Robert,
ISBN: 0732909430
Macmillan Australia, Sydney, 1998. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. vii, 432 pp., colour illustrated dustwrapper, neither the binding nor the dustwrapper show any sign of damage. A collection of short fiction, essays and journalism from the last decade. age toning/yellowing of the margins of the pages, small abrasion at the top of the half title page. No other damage to describe. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Short Stories; ISBN: 0732909430. ISBN/EAN: 9780732909437. Inventory No: 0276292. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0276292  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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( And So Forth )
Dessaix, Robert,
ISBN: 0732909430
Macmillan Australia, Sydney, 1998. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. By Author on Title Page. 500 g; vii, 432 pp., colour illustrated dustwrapper. minor insect damage to edge of front end paper. Inscribed " to June who is very much loved with every good wish Robert Dessaix" Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Short Stories; By Author on Title Page. ISBN: 0732909430. ISBN/EAN: 9780732909437. Inventory No: 0202729. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0202729  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Crown of Convolvulus
Lane, Margaret,
William Heinemann, London, 1954. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Fair. First Edition. 250 g; X, 138 pages, last page blank, in decorated dustjacket. Foxing to all edges of the text block, offset tanning to the end pages, foxing to the preliminary few pages, otherwise the text itself is clean and bright. Water stain evident to the external edge of the rear board, the dust jacket is severely foxed, and the front panel is partially detached from the spine, and there is a small piece missing from the lower left-hand corner of the rear panel. These stories are unusual without being consciously eccentric. Delicate in style, sometimes almost ambiguous in emotion, they explore the unexpected predicament, the concealed tragedy or comedy in human affairs. Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Short Stories; Inventory No: 0214598. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0214598  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Animal Talk and Other Stories
Smith, Neville & Ainsworth, Murray,
F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1955. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Poor Condition. Illustrator: Forbes, Alison. First Edition. Signed by Author. 300 g; 96 pages, illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, some with a pastel wash. Offset tanning of front and rear ends pages, slight darkening of the top edge of the text block, inscription from the author dated 9/3/55 at the top right of the front free end page. The dustjacket has a 4 inch tear at the top left and two thirds of the way across a similar tear on the rear panel, and rubbing and chipping of the top edge, with another 1.5 inch tear at the top right of the front panel. The bottom edge shows no real damage. A collection of short stories (25) of the kind of life that most normal Australian boys and girls lead. -- Magic, fairies and sprites, talking animals -- everyday events. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Forbes, Alison. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Short Stories; Fiction -- Childrens; Signed by Author. Inventory No: 0232197. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0232197  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Guests in the Body
Wandor, Michelene,
ISBN: 0860687112
Virago, London, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Jane Furst -- Dustwrapper. First Edition. 147 pp., + 5 blank. Colour illustrated dustwrapper. In this intriguing and original collection, the author weaves together a sequence of stories around the dybbuk, the restless, invading soul of Jewish mythology. In these seventeen tales, the author employs a marvellous range of voices to create an unusual and pleasurable book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. A very clean secondhand copy, with no damage to report. . There is no damage to describe for the dust jacket.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Jane Furst -- Dustwrapper. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Fiction -- Short Stories; judaica; ISBN: 0860687112. ISBN/EAN: 9780860687115. Inventory No: 0203658. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0203658  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Shalom -- Australian Jewish Stories
Keesing, Nancy ( Selected By ),
ISBN: 0002215969
Collins, Sydney, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Judy Cassah -- dust Jacket. First Edition. 239 pages, includes biographical notes, colour illustrated dust jacket. A collection of Australian Jewish stories spanning the work of 14 writers from widely divergent social backgrounds. there is no damage to be described. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Judy Cassah -- dust Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Fiction -- Short Stories; judaica; ISBN: 0002215969. ISBN/EAN: 9780002215961. Inventory No: 0246691. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0246691  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Image and Other Stories
Singer, Isaac Bashevis,
ISBN: 0224023578
Jonathan Cape, London, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 550 g; VIII, 312 pages, last two pages blank, translated by the author and Lester Goram, and others, in original illustrated dust jacket. The edges of the text block have browned owing to the type of paper used. Set in contemporary America and prewar Warsaw, Singer's classic stories tell of miracles and test of faith, confused acts and foolish desires, infidelities and twists of fate, of women pursuing men and men obsessed by women, rich in wisdom, sympathy, humour and humanity, these 22 stories invoked with perfect skill what Singer calls "the mad hurry cane of human passions and the struggle with them" which gives his writing such universal appeal" -- front fold over blurb. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Religion & Theology; Fiction -- Short Stories; judaica; fiction. ISBN: 0224023578. ISBN/EAN: 9780224023573. Inventory No: 0255001. Very Good Condition
Price: $14.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0255001  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Loser Now Will Be Later to Win
Hardy, Frank J.,
ISBN: 0959210458
Pascoe Publishing,  1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 450 g; 232 pages, last two pages blank, colour illustrated dustjacket by Graham McKenzie. Slight rubbing to the top edge of the dustjacket. The author tells of the roots of Australia in these stories. Ugly, beautiful, true. All losers but later to win. The Unionists, the poor, the Black, the Cairns riot, Rum Jungle, Wattie Creek, Henry Lawson. Australia's great battles and the losing battlers who are later to win. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Short Stories; ISBN: 0959210458. ISBN/EAN: 9780959210453. Inventory No: 0215020. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0215020  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Loser Now Will Be Later to Win
Hardy, Frank J.,
ISBN: 0959210458
Pascoe Publishing,  1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 450 g; 232 pages, last two pages blank, colour illustrated dustjacket by Graham McKenzie. The author tells of the roots of Australia in these stories. Ugly, beautiful, true. All losers but later to win. The Unionists, the poor, the Black, the Cairns riot, Rum Jungle, Wattie Creek, Henry Lawson. Australia's great battles and the losing battlers who are later to win. second-hand copy, no damage to the dust jacket, no damage to the book, no annotations. A clean copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Short Stories; ISBN: 0959210458. ISBN/EAN: 9780959210453. Inventory No: 0276749. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0276749  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Outing
Thomas, Dylan,
ISBN: 0460047043
J. M. Dent & Sons Limited, London, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Paul Cox. First Edition. 325 g; colour illustrated end pages, plus 13 double colour illustrated pages and 13 double black-and-white illustrated pages. The illustrations and the text are arranged to complement each other. (I find the illustrations strongly reminiscent of the illustrations for Tin Tin). Dylan Thomas brilliantly captures the holiday mood of Welshmen on a spree, three for one day in the year to indulge in loud singing, the swapping of outrageously tall stories and a positive ocean of beer. -- in Australia we call this a pub crawl. Size: Quarto -- up to 12 " Tall. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy, with matching dustwrapper.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Paul Cox. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Short Stories; ISBN: 0460047043. ISBN/EAN: 9780460047043. Inventory No: 0267793. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0267793  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The World of Henry Lawson: Edited By Walter Stone
Lawson, Henry ,
Lloyd O'Neil, Hawthorn, Melbourne, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. XX, 470 pages, includes index to 1st lines, in colour illustrated dust jacket with wraparound illustration from "Sharing the Rams" by Tom Roberts previous owner's bookplate on the first blank page. No other damage. And the dust jacket has not faded on the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Short Stories; Inventory No: 0271175. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0271175  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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We Are Still Married: stories & Letters
Keillor, Garrison,
ISBN: 0571141404
Faber & Faber, London, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Pierre Le Tan -- Dustwrapper. First Edition. 600 g; XX, 336 pages, last 4 pages blank, colour illustrated dustjacket. Slight darkening of the edges of the text block, otherwise no damage to report. The author's fourth book, a collection of writings and radio shows. Tales of love lost and found, sharp eyed comments on society and the media, letters on marriage and fatherhood, together with reflections on cigarette smoking, baseball, the perils of near sightedness, the art of sitting and how to write a letter if you are a shy person. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Pierre Le Tan -- Dustwrapper. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Humour; Fiction -- Short Stories; ISBN: 0571141404. ISBN/EAN: 9780571141401. Inventory No: 0220236. Very Good Condition
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0220236  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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While the Billy Boils; 87 stories from the prose works of Henry Lawson
Lawson, Henry [Cecil Mann-editor],
Lloyd O'Neil, Hawthorn, Melbourne, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 720 g; VIII, 394, 6 pages, last seven pages Blank, (intentionally) in colour illustrated dust jacket with wraparound illustration from "Down on his Luck " by Frederick McCubbin. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Previous owner's name at the top of the 1st page, browning of the page edges, no other damage.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Short Stories; Inventory No: 0270925. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0270925  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Without a Hero and other Stories
Boyle, T. Coraghessan,
ISBN: 0670849634
Viking, New York, 1994. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Bascove -- dust Jacket. First Edition. XIV, 240 pages, last two pages blank, in colour illustrated dust jacket. "15 stunning stories that each, in its own way, displays a virtuosity and versatility rare in literary America. In this, his fourth story collection, Boyle takes chance after chance, even to the point re-examining the ethos of Ernest Hemingway -- one of the masters of the form." -- front fold over blurb clean copy, no damage to the dust jacket, no damage to the book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Bascove -- dust Jacket. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Fiction -- Short Stories; ISBN: 0670849634. ISBN/EAN: 9780670849635. Inventory No: 0218506. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0218506  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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