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A certain maritime incident : the sinking of SIEV X
Kevin, Tony (Anthony Charles),
ISBN: 1920769218
Scribe publications, Carlton North, 2004. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Signed by Author. In October 2001, over 400 asylum seekers departing from Indonesia in a grossly overcrowded, unseaworthy boat bound for Australia. Somewhere between the two countries the boat sank, with a terrible loss of life – 353 of the asylum seekers drowned. This book joins the dots for the first time to reveal a disquieting record of government misconduct, including AFP involvement in a people smuggling "disruption program", an extraordinary combination of stonewalling, and professed ignorance by a government dedicated to micromanaging the deterrence of asylum seeker voyages. – Rear panel blurb Size: Trade Paperback. 306 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Refugees -- Australia; Social Sciences; Sociology; Australia; Sociology & Culture. Signed by Author. ISBN: 1920769218. ISBN/EAN: 9781920769215. Inventory No: 0269319. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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A History of Australian Sport (Library Reference Series)
Howell, Reet & Howell, Maxwell,
ISBN: 0730208087
Shakespeare Head Press, Sydney, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover (Laminated Boards) Hardcover (Laminated Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. Preface by authors. Beige coloured end pages. The text is copiously illustrated with colour and black-and-white illustrations and photographs. Colour illustrated laminated boards with dark red and white coloured titles to the front panel and dark red coloured titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as the underlying boards, with white and dark red coloured titles to the front panel and dark red coloured titles to the back strip. The title says it all really, but there is at the beginning of the text pastimes and toys of Aboriginal Australians before white settlement, and there is many illustrations of the sport that obsesses Australians from white settlement to the publication of the book. Rubbing of the book corners and of the back strip edges. Gift inscription to the top left-hand corner of the free front end page. Age toning of the text block edges. Chipping to the top dustwrapper corners with fading of the back strip. A small, 0.25 ", tear to the top right-hand corner of the back strip with associated creasing. Some creasing of the top dustwrapper edge. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [5], 2 - 156 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sports & Pastimes; Sociology; Australia; History. ISBN: 0730208087. ISBN/EAN: 9780730208082. Inventory No: 0125681. 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: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0125681  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A White Australia? Australia's Population Problem
Borrie, W. D. & Cuthbert, Grace & Wood, Prof. G. L. & Harris, H. L.,
Australasian Publishing Company Pty. Ltd. In Conjunction with the Australian Institute of Political Science, Sydney, 1947. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. index. Within the text there are tables illustrating the various papers. Dark red coloured boards with black coloured titles to the backstrip. Corners are rubbed as are the head and heel of spine, spine also bumped. There's loss of colour of the cloth to the head and heel of spine. Dust marks to the top paper edge and previous owners 'ex. libris' stamp on free front end paper. Plain text dustwrapper with black decoration on the yellow coloured background with black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Chipping to the corners has occurred and there has been chipping to the top dustwrapper edge with loss to the back spine and the first 0.25" of the back panel. A small chip from the bottom back panel, and the dustwrapper is faded and has grubby marks. This book are papers read at the 12th summer school of the Australian Institute of political science 26 -- 28th., January 1946. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 258 pages, last blank,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Sociology ; Australia; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 0101088. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Alternative Australia; Communities for the Future?
Cock, Peter,
ISBN: 0908128096
Quartet Books, Melbourne, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XI, 292 pp., foreword by Jim Cairns, acknowledgements, introduction, defining terms, notes, bibliography and index. Text illustrated with black and white photography. Maroon coloured boards with gilt titles on the backstrip. There is minor shelf wear evident on bottom edge and the corners are slightly bumped. There are some grubby marks to the top paper edge. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a photograph of the Berri festival 1979 on both front and back panel. Yellow background with black titles on the front panel and on the spine. The dustwrapper has a sun faded spine and there are grubby marks to both front and back panel. There are some creasing of the dustwrapper to top of the spine. In this book the author examines over 50 alternative communities throughout Australia to find out why they came into being and why the people who inhabit their communities do so. "He and the alternative seekers he interviewed are frank indeed about their own motivation and shortcomings, as well as the joys and sorrows of community living.". Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Sociology ; Social History ; ISBN: 0908128096. ISBN/EAN: 9780908128099. Inventory No: 0100204. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Asia: Traditions and Treasures
Fairservis, Walter Ashlin ,
ISBN: 0810906953
Harry N. Abrams In Collaboration With The American Museum Of Natural History, New York, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic . First Edition. acknowledgements, foreword by author, bibliography, credits and index. Map illustrated endpapers, showing Asia with the various countries delineated. The text is illustrated with copious colour photography, with photographs of the various Asian countries, and the artefacts have all been photographed from the Hall of Asian Peoples in the American Museum of Natural History in New York; there are sepia toned contemporary photographs throughout as well. Navy blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with French flaps, and white coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. A combination book of the various Asian countries, there history, culture, and, particularly their arts and artworks. Minor, and I do mean minor, rubbing to the book corners and back strip edges. Previous owner's Chop to the lower right hand corner of the half title page. The dustwrapper shows very minor rubbing of its edges and panels. Size: Square Quarto. [15], 16 - 256 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic . Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Sociology; Asia; Art & Design. ISBN: 0810906953. ISBN/EAN: 9780810906952. Inventory No: 0122315. 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: $39.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0122315  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australian Family Album; The Australian Family in Photographs 1860 to 1980s
Bruce, Elder, Atkinson, Ann & O'Keefe, Daniel – Text,
ISBN: 0949707023
Daniel O'Keefe, New South Wales, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. The text is illustrated with both sepia and black-and-white photographs of Australian families from the 1880s through to 1980s. 1/4 beige coloured backstrip with gilt decoration to the right of the backstrip and gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. 3/4 green coloured boards with gilt embossed titles to the front panel. Photographic dustwrapper with black and red coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. A trip down memory lane, showing the Australian family from the late 1880s through to 1980s, showing the changes in clothing, poses, society and the family. A little rubbing to the lower book edges. Otherwise no damage to report. Minor rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [6] 224 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; Sociology; Australia; History. ISBN: 0949707023. ISBN/EAN: 9780949707024. Inventory No: 0114890. 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: $17.60 (AUD)
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BLACK ROBE AND GRASS SKIRT
TOOMIN, Philip R. and TOOMIN, Pauline M.,
Horizon Press, New York, 1963. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. 500 g; endpage maps, 286 pages, top edge of the text block has been tinted a blue, slight darkening of the other edges of the text block, and minor rubbing of the edges of the dust jacket otherwise in very good condition. The absorbing adventures of an American judge of his wife uniquely involved in the domestic, legal and social life of the natives of the South Sea Islands. A personal account, Federal Judge Toomin describes the cases that come before him in the U.S. Trust Territory Islands of Micronesia and his adventures in the islands, his wife wrote separate chapters that give a woman's perspective.The contrast between Western concepts of civilization and the beauty and trials of life in primitive lands. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Anthropology; Sociology; Travel; Inventory No: 0213893. Good
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
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Black Workers in White Unions: Job Discrimination in the United States
Gould, William B.,
ISBN: 0801410622
Cornell University Press, Ithaca & London, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Inscribed By Author. 1.0 kg; 512 pages, in original black cloth over cardboard, with photographic illustrated dust jacket. The dust jacket has faded on the back strip section, and is rubbed at each of the corners, with a 0.75 inch split at the top of the rear fold over crease. There is a full-page inscription on the front end page to Julian Phillips, Australian legal academic from the author, dated 1977, and signed "Bill Gould Stamford California". There is no indication that this William B Gould is any relation to a slave of the same name who escaped to a Union gunboat and served in the Union Navy during the American Civil War. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Sociology; Politics; Unions; America; Inscribed By Author. ISBN: 0801410622. ISBN/EAN: 9780801410628. Inventory No: 0224608. Very Good Condition
Price: $88.00 (AUD)
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Bury St. Edmunds and the Urban Crisis, 1290-1539
Gottfried, Robert S.,
ISBN: 0691053405
Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. Acknowledgements, list of tables and graphs, list of maps, list of abbreviations, introduction by author six appendices, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with tables, graphs and maps. Beige coloured cloth covered boards with blue coloured insert to the back strip, and within that insert gilt coloured titles. Illustrated dustwrapper with white and apricots coloured titles to the front panel white coloured titles to the back strip. In this book the author studies the West Suffolk town of Bury St. Edmunds, from 1290 – 1539. The pervading thought has been that all English towns suffered from abject economic decline for two centuries after the bubonic plague. From his studies of Bury St Edmunds the author found that it "... enjoyed an economic boom throughout the later Middle Ages and into the Tudor period. The home of a great Abbey the scene of a vigourous struggle between town and church, Bury St Edmunds owed its prosperity to its textile production and marketing and to its position as the centre of an urban region that defied conventional political boundaries to extend the influence of the town far beyond its gates." – from front fold over panel blurb. Minor rubbing of the back strip edges and to the book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the textbook edges with scattered foxing. Scattered foxing, along with the remnants of a paperclip to the free front end page and the half title page. Previous owners name to the top edge of the front paste-down. Chipping of the dustwrapper corners and back strip corners. Rubbing and a little creasing of the dustwrapper edges with rubbing, quite noticeable, of the panels. Fading of the back strip and a little to the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [7], VIII -| XVI, [3], 4 - 313, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Sociology; Britain/UK; Medieval 10th to 15thc; History. ISBN: 0691053405. ISBN/EAN: 9780691053400. Inventory No: 0124150. Good
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Games for Grown-Ups and Others: the Key to Successful Home Entertainment with Unique, Handy Charts
Kohl, Marguerite & Young, Frederica,
Faber & Faber, London, 1953. Second Impression
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Various. Second Impression. 300 g; 176 pages, including 14 charts for selecting games. Illustrated dustwrapper over orange cloth boards. Apart from a slight dustiness to the top edge of the text block the book is in very good order. The dust jacket is gently rubbed at the top of the spine with a trace of fraying. The lower corner of the dust jacket has been clipped even though there is a publisher's printed price adjacent. My guess is that they have used the first edition dust jacket and repriced it, so, as such this is not a damaged dust jacket. 162 games, hunts and tricks -- There is a variety of simple or ingenious, quiet or active, long or short, sober or foolish games, and a final chapter gives hints of entertaining large groups -- in clubs, for example -- front fold over blurb, Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Anthropology; Sport; Sociology; Hobbies. Inventory No: 0222665. Very Good Condition
Price: $14.40 (AUD)
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Good Talk; The Extraordinary Lives of Ten Ordinary Australian Women
Wilson, Rhonda – Editor,
ISBN: 0140080627
McPhee Gribble / Penguin Books, Fitzroy, Victoria , 1985. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations . First Edition. editor's note and acknowledgements. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and black-and-white illustrations. Photographic paperback binding with pink coloured titles to the front panel and black-and-white coloured titles to the back strip. In this book interviews conducted by Sue Formby, Daniel Keene, Jean Kittson and Rhonda Wilson, detail the life stories of 10 ordinary Australian women born at the beginning or in the middle of the 20th century. It tells their lives, tribulations and the struggle to live and survive in difficult times. Minor creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Some fading of the book edges with uniform light tanning of the text block edges and pages. Size: Square Octavo . [8], 3 - 199, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Women & Feminism; Sociology; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0140080627. ISBN/EAN: 9780140080629. Inventory No: 0127502. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Guts and Pity : The Hanging That Ended Capital Punishment in Australia
Dickins, Barry,
ISBN: 0868194247
Currency Press, Paddington, New South Wales, 1996. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Signed by Author. 300 g; 104 pages, last four pages blank, includes appendix of resources And, Personalities Involved in the Case, which excludes Ronald Ryan! Inscribed by the author on the title page. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs and some facsimiles of newspapers articles. Barry Dickins, the author of the award-winning play Remember Ronald Ryan, powerfully evokes Ryan the man, the drama of his story and the historical background to the execution, with a rich collection of anecdote and ephemera: recollections by people connect with Ryan's escape, arrest, detention and appeal, as well as supporters and opponents of capital punishment. -- from the rear panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. The author has signed the book on the title page.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Sociology; Local History -- Victoria; Legal; Signed by Author. ISBN: 0868194247. ISBN/EAN: 9780868194240. Inventory No: 0218188. Good
Price: $19.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0218188  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Highlights of The Warren Report; The Facts and Findings Surrounding the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Davis, Marc and Matthews, Jim [ Editors ],
Associated Professional Services , Hollywood, 1964. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 98 pages. The text is illustrated with contemporary black-and-white photographs, black-and-white illustrations, diagrams and facsimiles of documents. Plain text front cover, with small black-and-white photograph to the lower left-hand corner, with black and red background and white and black titles to the front panel. Duotone photograph of John F. Kennedy on the back panel. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners and there is a little chipping to the top and bottom back strip edges. Soiling to the front fore edge of the book. Slight foxing to the front and back panels and the front panel is also sunned. The front hinge is beginning to slightly come away from the text block its self. Foxing to the text block edges. The internal pages are surprisingly clean and crisp. The highlights of the flawed investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy -- The Warren Commission. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; Sociology ; True Crime ; Popular Culture; History -- America. Inventory No: 0105788. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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home comforts Stories and Scenes of Life on Total Loss Farm
Wizansky, Richard -- Editor,
ISBN: 0841502285
Saturday Review Press , New York, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 900 g; 336 pages, last five pages blank, intentionally, illustrated throughout by members of the community, and includes recipes, designs for clothing, poetry, animal husbandry, short stories, and relationships. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, faded on the back strip section, with two short tears at the left-hand side top and bottom of the front panel, and a black-and-white photograph of the people of total loss farm. Ownership inscription at the top right of the front end page. Invoking the spirits of Raymond Mungo's account of his first year on the farm (Total Loss Farm: a year in the life), he and his fellow farm members set before us the different aspects of spiritual and practical, of their life. Explaining the founding of the farm, and its system of "system was accomplishment," they tell us why they came, what they left behind, what they were seeking -- and what they found. -- front fold over blurb Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Anthropology; Sociology; Local History -- America; ISBN: 0841502285. ISBN/EAN: 9780841502284. Inventory No: 0221397. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0221397  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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It's Your Turn, Snoopy (Selected Cartoons From You're The Guest of Honour at Charlie Brown, Volume 1)
Schulz, Charles M.,
ISBN: 044923021X
Fawcett Crest Books, New York, 1973. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Charles M. Schulz. First Edition. The text is illustrated with black-and-white cartoons drawn by Charles M. Schulz, who also drew the illustrations on the front and rear panel. Red and black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Yellow coloured tint to the text block edges. Selected from the first half of "You're The Guest of Honour Charlie Brown, Volume 1"', Charles M. Schulz's classic and timeless cartoons about the ever at a loss Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy, and the rest of the crew. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Light browning of the pages. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the verso of the front panel. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Non paginated.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Charles M. Schulz. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Comics & Graphic Novels; Sociology; United States; Humour. ISBN: 044923021X. ISBN/EAN: 9780449230213. Inventory No: 0122546. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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John Hopton: A Fifteenth Century Suffolk Gentleman
Richmond, Colin,
ISBN: 0521234344
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fair Condition/Good. First Edition. preface by author, a note on sources, list of abbreviations, introduction by author and index. At the beginning of the text there are three pages of maps – showing places mentioned within the text and a family tree showing 'The Swillingtons and John Hopton". Brown coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Plain text dustwrapper with brown coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. John Hopton adult life spanned the years 1432 1478. He was a Suffolk country gentlemen, who, did not appear to have the excesses of the upper-class of the period – robust self-esteem, brutal ambition and extraordinary competitiveness, but, conversely his virtues were all so unexceptional. In this book the author has attempted to place John Hopton in the framework of the world that he knew. Opening with the landless Yorkshireman acquisitions of properties in Suffolk, discussion of the properties themselves – how they were managed and their yield, and, of his family and their domestic world, and, finally the larger world in which he lived. Softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Age toning of the text block edges and of the pages with scattered foxing to the top textblock edge. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the front paste-down. This previous owner has made numerous notes in the margins and underlined a large portion of the text. Creasing to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges with sunning of the back strip. Rubbing of the fold over creases and staining to the panels. Browning to the verso with some previous owner's notes to the front fold over panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [4], V - XVII, [3], 267, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Sociology; Britain/UK; Medieval 10th to 15thc; History. ISBN: 0521234344. ISBN/EAN: 9780521234344. Inventory No: 0122860. Fair Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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La Belle France: A Gourmet's Guide to the French Provinces
Editors of Realites,
Golden Press, New York, 1964. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic & Illustrations. First Edition. Preface by André Maurois and index. Map illustrated end pages showing the various regions of France. The text is illustrated with copious photographs both colour and black-and-white with the occasional black-and-white illustration. Blue coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with red, white and blue coloured titles to the front panel and black and blue coloured titles to the back strip. This book is a tour through the various provinces of France and of the food that is idiosyncratic to the region along with a small potted history of the province and recipes to titillate any taste bud. Rubbing to the back strip corners and to the book corners with some white marks to the front panel. Light age toning of the text block edges. Creasing of the dustwrapper edges with some rubbing of the panels. A previous owner has placed the dustwrapper in a protective covering and then put a piece of tape on the front fold over edge to the front end page. First English Translation. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [8] 9 - 300 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic & Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Sociology; France; 1960s; Farming & Rural Life. Inventory No: 0123830. 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. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0123830  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Living Magic; The Realities Underlying That Psychical Practices and Beliefs of Australian Aborigines
Rose, Ronald,
Rand McNally and Company, New York, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Poor. First Edition. 240pp., introduction by author, foreword by J. B. Rhine, Director Para-psychology Laboratory, Duke University, acknowledgements, two appendices. At the front of the book there is a section of black-and-white photographs. Beige coloured boards with black illustration on the lower right hand corner of the front panel and spine and black writing on the spine. Bumping to the head and to the humour of the spine and shelfwear is evident to both the top and bottom book edges. Dust marks to the paper edges. Very faint browning to the endpapers. The dustwrapper is illustrated showing various motifs of aboriginal origin, with brown and black background with white and black writing on the front panel and spine. Dustwrapper is rubbed, creased and quite grubby. The corners of the dustwrapper are chipped and the top right-hand corner of the front panel has a small piece missing. Chipping to the top dustwrapper edge and rubbing to the lower. There is a small piece missing from the top dustwrapper edge of the back panel. An investigation into the Magic as used by the Australian aborigines gathered in the 1950s. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Sociology ; Anthropology ; Paranormal ; Australia; Inventory No: 0102748. Good Condition
Price: $52.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0102748  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Masquerade
Fisher, Mary ( Malka ),
ISBN: 095881211X
Simcha Press, Caufield, Melbourne, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Very Good. First Edition. XII, 112 pages, original illustrated dust jacket. This collection of stories by Mary Fisher is based on her interviews with residents of a nursing home. It provides important insights into the minds of some of these residents. We see most importantly that many of these people have retained their intellectual capacity despite their external appearances -- this book should serve as a reminder to all of us who care for older people, be that at a personal level or at a professional level, never to forget that we are caring for individuals who have come from various backgrounds and who have different needs. -- Dr David Fonda, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital -- from the foreword Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Sociology; Medicine; ISBN: 095881211X. ISBN/EAN: 9780958812115. Inventory No: 0210753. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
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Mountains in the Clouds
Ruhen, Olaf,
Rigby, Adelaide, 1963. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Poor/Good. First Edition. 240 pages, list of illustrations. Illustrated endpapers, showing a map of New Guinea and its environs. Text is illustrated with numerous black and white photographs. Blue coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. The corners of book are bumped and rubbed and shelf wear is evident to the bottom edges of book. Head and heel of spine are bumped and soft. The front and back panel have mildew residue. The internal pages are brown. Photographic/illustrated dustwrapper, photograph of a New Guinea Highlander overlaying an illustrated painting of New Guinea village, black & white writing front panel and red and black on spine. Corners of the dustwrapper are rubbed, as are the fore edges. Chipping has occurred to the top and bottom dustwrapper edge, particularly on spine. There has been some staining to the dustwrapper, on the verso, along all creases. Grubby marks to the back panel. Olaf Ruhen travelled through, then, Papua and Australian New Guinea during the early 1960s, travelling through some of the remotest areas, meeting tribes who did not know that white men existed and pondered the islands' history. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Sociology ; Anthropology ; History -- Papua New Guinea; Inventory No: 0100838. Poor
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Outcast London : a study in the relationship between classes in Victorian society
Jones, Gareth Stedman,
ISBN: 0140551034
Penguin, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1976. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Clean copy, slight fading of the spine section, previous owner's name stamp on the first page, no other markings. Illustrated with 12 black-and-white plates, and with statistical tables charts and figures, maps and graphs, and bibliography & index. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 424 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Poor -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century; Social Sciences; Sociology; England; Law & Criminal Studies. ISBN: 0140551034. ISBN/EAN: 9780140551037. Inventory No: 0269318. Good Condition
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Overland 170: Bludgers ... Corporate Welfare & the Working Poor (Autumn 2003)
Hollier, Nathan & Wilson, Katherine – Editors,
ISBN: 0957955464
Overland Magazine, Melbourne, 2003. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs, illustrations and advertisements. Illustrated paperback binding with white and green coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. An Australian quarterly magazine that deals with current affairs, culture, history, fiction and reviews. In this edition, deals with politics, cultural cringe and detainees. Minor creasing of the book corners and rubbing of the book edges and panels. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 144pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Sociology; Australia; Modern; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0957955464. ISBN/EAN: 9780957955462. Inventory No: 0123210. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Overland 171: Old Wounds (Winter 2003)
Hollier, Nathan & Wilson, Katherine – Editors,
ISBN: 0957955472
Overland Magazine, Melbourne, 2003. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs, illustrations and advertisements. Photographic cover, showing Oodgeroo, with white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. An Australian quarterly magazine that deals with current affairs, culture, history, fiction and reviews. In this edition, with a strong Indigenous component, along with essays on the 'the war on terror', ASIO and the Alger Hiss controversy, along with other articles. Minor creasing of the book corners and rubbing of the book edges and panels. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 111, [1] pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Sociology; Australia; Modern; Essays & Literary Criticism. ISBN: 0957955472. ISBN/EAN: 9780957955479. Inventory No: 0123209. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Patterns of Australia
Dutton, Geoffrey,
ISBN: 0333299418
Macmillan in Association with Mobile Oil,  1980. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 176pp., foreword by Jim Leslie (chairman, Mobile Oil Australia Ltd], preface by author. All photographs by Harri Peccinotti . Endpapers illustrated by a map. Black boards with silver writing on spine. Apart from the owner's details and original price purchased at the bottom right-hand corner of the half title page, the book and dust jacket shows no damage. Photographic dustwrapper of a beach at sunset, with black writing on front panel and spine. The dustwrapper somewhat soft and creased and there are grubby marks on the verso of the dustwrapper. The corners are a little rubbed. "Patterns of Australia has tried in words and pictures show the underlying patterns which criss-cross the fabric of Australian life.". . Size: Oblong Quarto. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; Sociology; History -- Australia; ISBN: 0333299418. ISBN/EAN: 9780333299418. Inventory No: 0231507. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
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Patterns of Australia
Dutton, Geoffrey,
ISBN: 0333299418
Macmillan in Association with Mobile Oil,  1980. Limited
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Harri Peccinotti -- Photographer. Limited. foreword by Jim Leslie (chairman, Mobile Oil Australia Ltd], preface by author. All photographs by Harri Peccinotti . Endpapers illustrated by a map. Black boards with silver writing on spine. The corners of the book are rubbed and bumped and there has been staining of the cloth on both the front and back panels. The head and the heel of spine are somewhat soft. Photographic dustwrapper of a beach at sunset, with black writing on front panel and spine. The dustwrapper somewhat soft and creased and there are grubby marks on the verso of the dustwrapper. The corners are a little rubbed. "Patterns of Australia has tried in words and pictures show the underlying patterns which criss-cross the fabric of Australian life.". This book is a limited edition. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. 176 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Harri Peccinotti -- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Sociology ; Photography; ISBN: 0333299418. ISBN/EAN: 9780333299418. Inventory No: 0100421. 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: $13.20 (AUD)
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Private Lives, Imperial Virtues; The Frieze of the Forum Transitorium in the Rome
D'Ambra,Eve,
ISBN: 0691040974
Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. list of illustrations, acknowledgements, abbreviations frequently cited works, bibliography, two appendices, architecture and typography, art history and related studies, history, ancient sources, literary studies, index and plates. Yellow marbled coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 91 black-and-white photographs, floor plans and maps. Tan coloured cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Photographic dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. In this book the author looks at the frieze of he Forum Transitorium in Rome and hypothesises that the "... art depicting mythological themes served as an instrument of social policy in the Roman Empire." – From the front fold over panelled blurb. Rubbing to the book corners. A hint of rubbing it to the dustwrapper edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (6), VII-XVIII, (2), 3-157, (1), then 64 unpaginated pages for photographs.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Sociology; Italy; Ancient (BC); Art & Design. ISBN: 0691040974. ISBN/EAN: 9780691040974. Inventory No: 0112557. Very Good Condition
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Problem of Choice: Land in Papua New Guinea's Future
Sack, Peter G. -- Editor,
ISBN: 0708107095
Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. foreword by Michael Somare, Chief Minister of Papua New Guinea, preface by editor, notes on contributors, references and index. Green coloured cloth boards with gilt coloured titles. Illustrated dustwrapper, against a white coloured background with a brown and green coloured titles to the front panel and two shades of green titles to the backstrip. " For the peoples of Papua New Guinea land is overwhelmingly important, not only as the sole means of life but also for what it means in their culture. It is inalienable; it came from them from all their forebears, and it will belong to all their descendants. It's emotional and spiritual significance evokes from them a religio-mystical response completely alien to the Western attitude that land is just another commodity. Yet, to a developing nation, land is also a commodity -- to be bought and sold for large-scale agriculture, to be mined, to be used for commerce and agriculture, schools and cities. Thus there is an inherent conflict between traditional and potential uses reflecting at the pound conflict of values and attitudes." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. The contributors and their varying essays and points of views discuss this very thorny problem. Rubbing to the book corners and very light brown into the text block edges. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front end paper. Little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and to the dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XIV, 222 pages, last two pages blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Sociology; Papua New Guinea; Geography & Maps. ISBN: 0708107095. ISBN/EAN: 9780708107096. Inventory No: 0107380. Very Good Condition
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Roderick Random (Everyman's Library)
Smollett, Tobias,
J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co Inc, London . New York, 1937. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Reprint. introduction by H. W. Hodges, preface by author. Peach coloured design to the free front end pages. Red coloured cloth covered boards with self embossed publisher's logo to the front panel and gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Dark purple coloured tint to the top text block edge. Illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. First published in 1748, this book follows the life of Roderick Random, from misadventures and adventures; being taken in by sharks and sharpers through to a finally happy ending when he can marry his lady love. Everyman's Library – 790. Softening and sunning of the pack strip edges with bumping of the book corners. Uniform tanning of the text block edges with lighter age toning of the pages. Some scattered foxing to the text block edges. Previous owner's rubber stamp to the top left-hand corner of the front paste-down. Chipping to the dust wrapper corners and back strip edges. There is a 0.25 " tear to the lower left-hand corner of front panel. Sunning of the dust wrapper, most noticeable to the back strip. Some marks and stains also present to the dust wrapper and browning to the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [[6], VII - XX, [2], 3 - 428, open [16 – of which 15 are further titles from publishing house] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Sociology; Britain/UK; 18th century; Inventory No: 0124676. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Scottish Journey
Muir, Edwin,
William Heinemann, London, 1935. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper showing the Scottish Thistle against a beige coloured background with blue coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. " No reader thinking to find the Scotland of the tourist's delight should open this book. Mr Muir is intent upon the realities of life -- work, trade conditions, politics and points of view. And so outspoken is he, so ruthlessly determined to tell the truth as he sees it, that some sections of Scottish opinion will be stirred as they have not been this heard since the days of W. H. T. Crossland, and more bitterly far, since Mr Muir is in deadly earnest." -- from the front fold over panel. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and to the top book corners. Rubbing to the lower book corners. Browning of the text block edges. Light browning of the endpapers and of the internal pages. On the front paste-down there appears to be the removal of a previous ownership plate. Previous owner's name on the free front end paper and the top right-hand corner of the same page has been clipped. Rubbing and chipping, with loss, to the dustwrapper corners. Rubbing and chipping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and there is a 0.25 " tear to the lower left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel. Darkening of the backstrip and lighter darkening of the dustwrapper panels. There has been staining and marking of the dustwrapper panels as well. A little marking to the verso of the dustwrapper. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VI, 250 pages. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Sociology ; History -- Scottish ; Scotland; Inventory No: 0106317. Very Good Condition
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Slaying the Mermaid; Women and the Culture of Sacrifice
Golden, Stephanie,
ISBN: 0609804359
Three Rivers Press, New York, 1999. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 350 g; XII, 303 four pages, includes chapter notes, and index. In illustrated paperback binding. A very good copy showing no signs of damage either to the pages or the binding. This book addresses the great number of women of all ages who find themselves constantly disregarding their own well-being to put the needs of others first. Using the image of Hans Christian Andersen's Little mermaid, the ultimate ideal of the self-sacrificing woman, the author offers a new paradigm in order to run the wolves you must first slay the mermaid. Size: Standard Paperback. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Sociology; Psychology; Gender Studies; Sexuality. ISBN: 0609804359. ISBN/EAN: 9780609804353. Inventory No: 0226960. Very Good Condition
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