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A Man About Town; The Letters of James Graham, Victorian Entrepreneur, 1854-1864
Graham, Sally (editor),
ISBN: 0522848214
Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria, 1998. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XVIII, 438 pp., last blank, foreword by Richard McGarvie, preface by author, conversions, list of illustrations, family trees, references and index. Text illustrated with contemporary black and white photography or illustrations. Purple coloured endpapers. Pale purple coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a coloured photograph of the subject, with blue and black writing on front panel and spine. James Graham was one of the earliest buisness pioneers to set up in Melbourne in 1839, he was a prolific letter writer and this selection covers the period between 1854-1864. "The letters, written to people who had left Melbourne but were interested in its progress, describe all kinds of social and political developments in Victoria.". from the front fold over panel blurb. Minor rubbing to the corners of the book has occurred and some dust marks to the top paper edge. There is a crease running along the top dustwrapper edge on front panel. Some rubbing on the back panel along with some grubby marks. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Local History -- Victoria; Letters ; Social History ; 19th Century . ISBN: 0522848214. ISBN/EAN: 9780522848212. Inventory No: 0100716. Very Good Condition
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
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A Short History of Culture
Lindsay, Jack,
Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1939. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor. Illustrator: Illustrations. First Edition. 650 g.; VI, 408 pages, preface by author, list of illustrations, acknowledgements and index. The text is illustrated with 20 black-and-white line drawings within the text. Black coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip and to the top book corners. A few marks to the cloth of the book. Browning and staining to the text block edges. Like Browning and foxing to the endpapers and age timing to the internal text. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front end paper. Plain text dustwrapper with yellow background with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing and chipping, with loss, to the dustwrapper corners and to the top backstrip edge. Rubbing and creasing to the other dustwrapper edges and the lower backstrip edge has numerous small tears. There is a 1.5 " tear to the top left-hand corner of the front dustwrapper panel which has also a horizontal component measuring 0.5 ", and there is a 1.25 " tear to the top right-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and Browning to the fold over creases, top dustwrapper edges and quite notable darkening to the backstrip. Rubbing and marking to the other dustwrapper panels. Browning to the verso of the dustwrapper and a previous owner has supported tears to the top dustwrapper edged with tape, tape still in situ. There are two small holes to the front dustwrapper panel. On the rear, verso dustwrapper panel a previous owner has made some notations in red pencil. A book written in the 1930s with a very pro-Marxist view about history, culture and its various manifestations. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History ; Social History ; Inventory No: 0107236. Good
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
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A World of Islands
Carmichael, Peter and Knox- Mawer, June,
Collins, London, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Peter Carmichael -- Photographer. First Edition. 1.3 kg; approximately 300 pages, of which 77 pages text, acknowledgements, introduction by authors. Photographic endpapers. Black-and-white illustrated title page, showing the Pacific Islands and their place in the world. The text illustrated with numerous colour and black-and-white photographs and black-and-white maps throughout the text. Covers are in a sepia toned tapa design with white titles to the backstrip.. rubbing to the book edges and to the book covers with some fading to the book edges. Browning to the text block edges and light age toning of the internal text.there is a gift inscription on the verso of the free front end paper. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing people being pulled along by a horse cart, with black writing on front panel and spine. The dustwrapper has some chipping on the corners and there is a tear on the front panel, on top edge, measuring .5". The dustwrapper has faded and there are some rubbing along the front of the edge, front spine gutter and back spine gutter. The spine is particularly affected by sun damage. Both front and panels have grubby marks and there are some grubby marks throughout the book. In 1968 the photographer, Peter Carmichael, spent months photographing the islands of Fiji, Tonga, Gilbert and Ellice, and captured the contrasts and tensions of life in these islands. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Peter Carmichael -- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; Social History ; Local History -- Pacific ; Inventory No: 0100629. 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
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Aquarius Revisited; Seven Who Created the Sixties Counter Culture that Changed America
Whitmer, Peter O.,
ISBN: 0026276704
Macmillan, New York, 1987. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. Illustrated dustwrapper photograph of author on the rear page. 8 pages of black and white photographs, slight shelf wear to the book otherwise no fault worth reporting. Aquarius revisited is a joyful, insightful, and intriguing romp through a most colourful and controversial era with the focus on the ideas and writings of seven key figures of the decade: -- William Burroughs, Allan Ginsberg, Hunter Thompson, Norman Mailer, Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey and Tom Robbins, This is the First USA Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XI, 260 pages, index. . We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Social History; Gay & Lesbian. ISBN: 0026276704. ISBN/EAN: 9780026276702. Inventory No: 0100285. Good
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Australia from a Woman's Point of View
Ackermann, Jessie,
ISBN: 072690029X
Cassell Australia, North Ryde, New South Wales, 1981. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition Thus. XVI, 248 pages, last three pages blank, intentionally, list of illustrations, preface by author, introduction by Elizabeth Riddle. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of author in middle age. The text is illustrated with 17 black-and-white photographs throughout the text. Blue coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the book corners and backstrip corners. Browning to the text block edges and internal text. Plain text dustwrapper with a yellow background with blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Fading to the backstrip and to the front dustwrapper panel. This book was first published in 1913. A look at Australia, in the early 20th century, from a woman's point of view as seen by the redoubtable American traveller and journalist Jessie Ackermann. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Gender Studies; Social History ; Australia; Women & Feminism. ISBN: 072690029X. ISBN/EAN: 9780726900297. Inventory No: 0110244. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Australia from a Woman's Point of View
Ackermann, Jessie,
ISBN: 072690029X
Cassell Australia, North Ryde, New South Wales, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. XVI, 248 pages, last three pages blank, intentionally, list of illustrations, preface by author, introduction by Elizabeth Riddle. Black-and-white photographic frontispiece of author in middle age. The text is illustrated with 17 black-and-white photographs throughout the text. Blue coloured boards with white titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with a yellow background with blue titles to the front panel and backstrip. Fading to the backstrip and to the front dustwrapper panel, with small darker patch where price sticker stopped the fading. Previous owner's name on first page. This book was first published in 1913. A look at Australia, in the early 20th century, from a woman's point of view as seen by the redoubtable American traveller and journalist Jessie Ackermann. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; History -- Australia; Gender Studies; Social History ; Australia; Women & Feminism. ISBN: 072690029X. ISBN/EAN: 9780726900297. Inventory No: 0254059. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Champions of the Impossible: A History of the National Council of Women of Victoria, 1902-1977
Norris, Ada Dame,
ISBN: 0725602279
The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1978. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Poor Condition. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 550 g; X, 222 pages, last page blank, indexed, with appendices, and illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photography. Grubby mark to the top edge of the text block, previous owner's name on front end page, rubbing and chipping of the edges of the dust jacket and tape repairs to the verso of the jacket. This is the story of the contributions of the National Council of Women of Victoria to social progress in this century -- a period which has seen unprecedented change and a dramatic transformation of the position of women in society. The Council was formed in 1902 to meet the needs for social reforms in many fields, and during its 75 years it has acted as a forum for public opinion, a pressure group and an initiator of ideas and new organisations. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Social History; Local History -- Victoria; ISBN: 0725602279. ISBN/EAN: 9780725602277. Inventory No: 0216590. Good
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Coming Into Being Among Australian Aboriginals: A Study of the Procreative Beliefs of the Native Tribes of Australia
Montagu Ashley,
ISBN: 0710079338
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London and Boston, 1974. Revised and Expanded
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Revised and Expanded. Foreword By Bronislaw Malinowski, Preface to the second edition, preface to the first edition, list of figures, introduction by the author, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated for figures. Chocolate brown coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with brown and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. This revised and expanded second edition, again tackles the question of procreation within the aboriginal tribes. As Ernest Jones said of the first edition (from the rear panel of the dustwrapper) " ... by far the most valuable study among the large literature that has accumulated over the vexed question of whether Australian aborigines are really ignorant of the physiological effects of procreation and whether they are "so to speak" pretending for social and religious reasons to be thus ignorant". This landmark study was first published in 1937, and, this second edition, takes into account later fieldwork and new information that became available on the subject. A little softening and fading of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners. Very light age toning of the text block edges and pages. Some sunning, quite noticeable, to the rear end pages. Minor creasing of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the panels. Fading to the back strip. Second Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8], X - XL, 426, [2] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Religion ; Anthropology ; Sexuality; Australia; Social History . ISBN: 0710079338. ISBN/EAN: 9780710079336. Inventory No: 0126186. Very Good Condition
Price: $35.20 (AUD)
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English People; In the Eighteenth Century
Marshall, Dorothy,
Longmans, London, 1961. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Reprint. XVI, 288 pages, preface by author, list of plates, and index. The text is illustrated with 57 black-and-white contemporary illustrations, drawings or cartoons. Brown coloured boards with gilt titles on the spine. Red coloured tint to top text block edge. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and shelfwear to the lower book edges. Fading to the red coloured tint to the top paper edge. Browning and foxing is present to the text block edges. Slight offset tanning to the endpapers and the remains of tape can be seen. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front endpaper. Erasure mark to the free front endpaper. Browning to the internal pages and previous owner has underlined and placed comments, within the text, in a very light lead pencil. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing illustration by Hogarth " The Beggar's Opera " against a pale gold background with black-and-white writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing and slight chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. Rubbing to all edges and the back panel has become slightly yellow. The remains of tape can be seen on the front fold over panels and the verso of the dust wrapper. " This is a book about the social structure of England just before and just after the first wave of mechanical invention, which in the next hundred years was to transform Great Britain into an industrial nation." -- from the front blurb. Second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Social History ; History -- British; Inventory No: 0104291. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Historic Buildings of Australia: Volume One: Historic Homesteads of Australia
Australian Council of National Trusts,
ISBN: 030493951X
Cassell Australia, New South Wales, 1972. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. foreword by His Excellency The Right Honourable Sir Paul Hasluck, preface by the Right Honourable J. G. Gordon, M. P. The Prime Minister of Australia, acknowledgements, introduction and table of contents. Text illustrated with over 350 black and white illustrations and 31 coloured plates. Illustrated endpapers and photographic title page. Beige coloured cloth boards with maroon coloured titles to the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, with white coloured to the front panel and on the backstrip. This book is the first of a series published by Australian Council of National Trusts. This book deals with the Australian Homestead "... often a complex of buildings, containing living quarters and outbuildings of rural property - has always been a unique and diverse style of building." -- from the from the front fold over panel blurb Minor rubbing of the book corners and to the back strip edges. Age toning of the text block edges and pages with gift inscription to the top edge of the verso of the free front endpaper. A little creasing of the top dustwrapper edge and to the panels. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [20], 288 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Architecture; Social History; Australia; 19th century; History. ISBN: 030493951X. ISBN/EAN: 9780304939510. Inventory No: 0122475. 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: $22.00 (AUD)
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It's Moments Like These ... Cartoons Behind a Nation's Catch-Cry
Not Stated,
ISBN: 0725103396
Sun Books, Melbourne, 1979. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Cartoons. First Edition. Introduction by Vane Lindesay. The text is illustrated with cartoons by various artists from across time illustrating the various situations one might need a 'Mintie'. Illustrated paperback binding with green, red and black coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. A collection of cartoons by Australian artists demonstrating the various situations where a lolly might come in handy. Mintie sweets were a mild mint flavoured sweet that was pervasive in Australia up to the 1970s whose catch-cry was "It's Moments like These ..." A little creasing of the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. The front panel has started to curl and is very light age toning of the pages. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 96 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Cartoons. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Social History; Illustration; Australia; Humour. ISBN: 0725103396. ISBN/EAN: 9780725103392. Inventory No: 0125377. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Life at the Bottom; The People of Antarctica
Langone, John,
ISBN: 0316514268
Little, Brown and Company, Boston -- Toronto, 1977. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Reprint. acknowledgements. At the beginning of the text there is a double page map showing Antarctica, showing select stations and physical features. 1/4 black coloured backstrip with silver titles. 3/4 yellow coloured boards with self embossed publisher's logo to the front panel. Bumping to the backstrip edges and to the lower book edges. A few handling marks to the book panels. Browning and dustiness to the top text block edge and light browning to the other text block edges. A few handling marks to the endpapers and there is a black marker pen residue to the top right-hand corner of the free front end paper. Photographic dustwrapper, with yellow and white titles to the front panel and white and pink titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white author photograph to the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. There are three small closed tears to the top rear dustwrapper edge with associated creasing. A little creasing to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel, closest to the backstrip. There is a 0.25 " tear to the lower edge of the rear dustwrapper panel with associated creasing. Residue of a sticker can be seen to the lower left-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. There is a triangular crease that runs threequarters of the way up the front fold over panel. A book about Antarctica -- but not about the land itself but the people who actually choose to work and live in one of the most hostile environments. second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, 264 pages, last two pages blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Social History ; Antarctica; ISBN: 0316514268. ISBN/EAN: 9780316514262. Inventory No: 0106859. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Literary Lodgings
Borish, Elaine,
ISBN: 0094651809
Constable, London, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 600 g; XVI, 252 pages, indexed, and illustrated with either photographs, or reproductions of drawings, of the various literary personages discussed, as well as reproductions of the buildings associated with each of the literary ensemble presented in this book. The author details all of the authors' particular associations with the hotels, along with the main events of their lives, as well a briefing the reader with the hotels' attractions. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Social History; Travel; ISBN: 0094651809. ISBN/EAN: 9780094651807. Inventory No: 0235882. Very Good Condition
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Malaysia and the 'Original People'; A Study of the Impact of Development on Indigenous Peoples
Denton, Robert Knox, Endicott, Kirk,Gomess, Alberto G. and Hooker, M.B.,
ISBN: 0205198171
Allyn and Bacon, Boston . Toronto . Sydney . Tokyo . Singapore, 1997. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 260 g.; XVI, 176 pages, last page blank, foreword to this series, preface by authors, acknowledgements, and references. Illustrated verso sides of covers, both different, front cover showing indigenous peoples of Malaysia and their distribution, rear cover showing a list of the different ethnicities of the indigenous people studied within the book. Photographic cover with gold background and dark brown and white titles to the front panel and backstrip. A previous owner has covered the book in contact plastic. Within the text there is numerous underlining of the text and marking of the paragraphs of the text. Page 121/122 has become dogeared. A study about what government policies and development has caused the indigenous people of the Malay peninsular. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Anthropology ; Asia; Social History ; ISBN: 0205198171. ISBN/EAN: 9780205198177. Inventory No: 0107340. Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
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More Memories of Melbourne University: Undergraduate Life in the Years Since 1919
Dow, Hume (editor],
ISBN: 0091570700
Hutchinson of Australia, Richmond, Victoria, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. XVIII, 198 pp., foreword by Chris Wallace-Crabbe, introduction by author and acknowledgements. Illustrated endpapers, both different, showing the University of Melbourne buildings. The text illustrated with black and white photographs. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a photograph of University of Melbourne from its archives, bone background with black writing on the front cover and spine. The only damage as such is a slight darkening of the top edge of the text block, and what would appear to be the use of two types of stock by the publisher, because the first 88 pages have not yellowed on the front edge. Page 87/88 has been fold over (dogeared). . "This is the second volume of memories of Melbourne University. It covers the same period -- for the 60 or more years from 1919 up to 1980 by with a completely new and very different cast of contributors representing successive generations of students" Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Social History; Local History -- Victoria; ISBN: 0091570700. ISBN/EAN: 9780091570705. Inventory No: 0222210. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
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More Memories of Melbourne University: Undergraduate Life in the Years Since 1919
Dow, Hume (editor],
ISBN: 0091570700
Hutchinson of Australia, Richmond, Victoria, 1985. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. XVIII, 198pp., foreword by Chris Wallace-Crabbe, introduction by author and acknowledgements. Illustrated endpapers, both different, showing the University of Melbourne buildings. The text illustrated with black and white photographs. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a photograph of University of Melbourne from its archives, bone background with black writing on the front cover and spine. The front fold over flap on the dust jacket has been creased, and there is fading of the spine area of the jacket. Gift annotation for Christmas 85 on the front end page. "This is the second volume of memories of Melbourne University. It covers the same period -- for the 60 or more years from 1919 up to 1980 by with a completely new and very different cast of contributors representing successive generations of students" Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Social History; Local History -- Victoria; ISBN: 0091570700. ISBN/EAN: 9780091570705. Inventory No: 0225217. Very Good Condition
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New Lease on Life: Hungarian Immigrants in Victoria, Assimilation in Victoria
Ambrosy, Anna,
ISBN: 0908287119
Deszery Ethnic Publications, Adelaide, 1984. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. By Author on Half Title. 58 Pp., glossary, indexed, Appendices, tables. The author originally wrote this work as a thesis for a bachelor of arts degree, using the correct research procedures and under academic supervision. She has assembled highly valuable materials regarding the problems and assimilation of Hungarian immigrants in the Post 1945 period. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Social History; Local History -- Victoria; By Author on Half Title. ISBN: 0908287119. ISBN/EAN: 9780908287116. Inventory No: 0202412. Very Good Condition
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Old Colonials
Boyd, A. J.,
ISBN: 0424069008
Sydney University Press, Sydney, 1974. Facsimile -- First Thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: A. J. Boyd. Facsimile -- First Thus. Facsimile Edition; introduction by G. A Wilkes, 13 pages with a photographic portrait of A. J. Boyd on the verso of page 13. In the original book: -- 284 pp., preface. 16 illustrations by the author in black and white. Pale green covers with gilt writing on spine. The top two corners are bumped and shelf wear evident on the bottom edge. The head of the spine is bumped and there are dust marks on the top edge of the paper. Previous owners name on the ffep. Illustrated dustwrapper, with author's own sketch of a swagman, with khaki coloured writing on the front panel and on the spine. The dustwrapper is rubbed and faded and the corners are also rubbed. Minor creasing along top edge of the dustwrapper. This book was originally published in 1882, and in it the author describes a gallery of bush types to be found (mainly based in Queensland) in the bush. A.J. Boyd predates Henry Lawson by more than a decade with his accounts of "The Australian Outback", which Lawson took to mythical proportions. This book also gives sociologists an insight into "bush occupations of this period to be found nowhere else between two covers.". Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: A. J. Boyd. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Social History ; Journalism ; 16th Century; ISBN: 0424069008. ISBN/EAN: 9780424069005. Inventory No: 0100229. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Osborn on Osborn
Osborn, Robert,
ISBN: 0899190510
Ticknor & Fields, New Haven and New York, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Robert Osborn. First Edition. foreword by Gary Trudeau. Light brown coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography from the author's life and copious reproductions in both colour and black-and-white of the author's artistry. Red cloth covered boards with silver coloured illustration on the front board and silver writing on the spine. Illustrated dust wrapper, same illustration as for front board with a wrist and hand ( photographic ) superimposed on the illustration, with a white and red background and white, black and red coloured titles on the front panel and white coloured titles on the spine. The autobiography of the American cartoonist/artist Robert Osborn. A little shelfwear to the lower edges, some dust marks to the top and some very faint dust marks to the top paper edge. Rubbing to the dust wrapper corners and a little chipping to the top spine edge. The spine has become somewhat faded due to exposure to light. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 190 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Robert Osborn. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Cartoons ; Social History ; United States; Art & Design. ISBN: 0899190510. ISBN/EAN: 9780899190518. Inventory No: 0103951. 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
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Perspective of a Century: a Volume for the Centenary of Trinity College Melbourne 1872 - 1972
Grant, James & Serle, Geoffrey,
ISBN: 095997590X
The Council of Trinity College, Melbourne, Melbourne, 1972. First Edition
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. xvi, 202 pp., 4 colour plates + 27 black & white photographss. dustwrapper has slight edge-wear. History of the Anglican residential college at the University of Melbourne. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Social History; Local History -- Victoria; Education; ISBN: 095997590X. ISBN/EAN: 9780959975901. Inventory No: 0202685. Very Good Condition
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Policies and Potentates
Hughes, W. M.,
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1950. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. VII, 254pp., last two blank, preface by author, index. Dark red board with gilt writing on the spine. The corners of the book are slightly rubbed and the bottom 2 are slightly bumped. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine, and there is slight fading to the cloth nearest the top spine gutter. Browning to the paper edges and previous owners stamp on the ffep. Plain text dust wrapper, with blue and white background with red, blue and white writing on the front panel and spine. Dust wrapper is rubbed and faded, fading particularly noticeable on spine. Chipping has occurred to the corners and to the top and bottom dust wrapper edges. There has been a loss of dust wrapper near the top spine gutter due to chipping. Dust wrapper is price clipped on the front fold over, bottom of right-hand corner. The second part of William "Billy" Hughes' memoirs, not only political but also societal, in the early part of 20th-century. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; History; Social History ; Australia; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 0101420. Good Condition
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Primitive Peoples Today
Weyer, Edward (Jr.),
Crescent Books, Inc., New York, No date. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Maps. Reprint. 1.4 kg.; (8) 9-288 pages, introduction by author, notes on author and photographers and index. The text is illustrated with 212 photographs, both colour and black and white and 14 maps. Brown coloured boards with silver embossed decoration to the front and rear panel and gilt titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the book corners and backstrip corners. Faint foxing to the first few and last few pages of the book and light age toning of the internal text. Colour photographic dustwrapper, showing a Masai warrior white titles to the front panel and black titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. There is a 0.25 " tear to the top left-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel with an associated creasing that runs the full width of the rear dustwrapper panel. Original bookseller's sticker still in situ, lower right-hand corner of the front fold over panel. There is no obvious publication data but given the book's production and reproduction of the photographs late 1950s or early 1960s would be a good guess. A look at "primitive peoples" throughout the world in the middle part of the 20th century. The author looks in detail at 14 Tribes throughout the world, including the Arunta people of Australia, and gives a detailed telling of their life styles and their status in the modern world at that time. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic and Maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Anthropology ; Photography; Social History ; Australia; Inventory No: 0111066. 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
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Riders of Time
Brookes, Mable,
Macmillan, South Melbourne, Victoria, 1967. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Poor. Illustrator: Harold Freedman. First Edition. XIV, 218pp., last blank, foreword by author, acknowledgements, list of illustrations. Coloured endpapers. Coloured frontispiece, by Harold Freedman. Text is illustrated with 36 two tone illustrations by Harold Freedman, and photography and other illustrations. Inserted loosely into the book are newspaper clippings announcing the author's death and a review of the book by The Australian Womens Weekly, 1967. Dark red boards with gilt writing on the spine. The corners are rubbed and there is shelf wear evident to the bottom edges of the book. The head and heel of spine are bumped, bottom worse than top. Some marks on both the front and back panels. Previous owners name on front paste down and a gift inscription on the ffep. Small mark on the ffep., with resultant loss of colour. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Harold Freedman, with gilt and white background and black writing on front panel and spine. Dustwrapper in poor shape and now in a library sleeving. The dustwrapper is rubbed and faded and the corners are rubbed and chipped. There is a tear on front panel measuring 7" running from the bottom right-hand corner up. Tear is repaired with tape [tape still in situ], there are a few tears to the top dustwrapper edge. Grubby marks are present to both the front and back panels. "Dame Mabel Brooke's fifth book has just been published. It is a history of Victoria, seen through the eyes of two women, herself and her grandmother, an early settler.". Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Harold Freedman. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Aboriginal -- Australia; Local History -- Victoria; Anthropology ; Social History . Inventory No: 0100611. Very Good Condition
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Stumbling on Melons; A Selection of Articles Published in 'The Age
Garnett, T. R.,
ISBN: 0850911877
Lothian publishing Company Pty., Ltd., Melbourne, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Jenny Phillips. First Edition. 256 pp., last three blank, introduction by author foreword by Michael Davie, index. Light maroon coloured endpapers. Throughout the text there are a many, some full-page and a double paged, plant illustrations by Jenny Phillips. Maroon coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Jenny Phillips, showing a poppy plant, with white background with two shades of blue writing on front panel and spine. This collection of articles appeared first in the Melbourne 'Age" newspaper, and though the majority of the essays are on gardening there are also articles on how to a build better bonfire, historical stories about the goldfields, and the navigational ability and strength of a wasp. Corners are slightly rubbed as is the bottom edges of the book. Head and heel of the spine are bumped. There is a white mark in the middle of the front panel. Previous owners name on the ffep. Dustwrapper is rubbed, particularly fore eadges of front and back panels, front and back spine gutter. Grubby marks on both front and back panel. Remains of a sticker on top right-hand corner of the front panel. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Jenny Phillips. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Gardening; Essays ; Social History ; Australia; Journalism . ISBN: 0850911877. ISBN/EAN: 9780850911879. Inventory No: 0100708. Very Good Condition
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Surrender Australia? Essays in the Study and Uses of History, Geoffrey Blainey and Asian Immigration
Markus, Andrew and Ricklefs, M. C. -- Editors ,
ISBN: 086861629X
George Allen & Unwin, Sydney London Boston, 1985. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/. First Edition. list of tables, list of contributors, introduction by editors, notes and index. The text is illustrated with six tables throughout the text. Plain text cover with orange, blue and white coloured background with white titles to the front panel and blue titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book panels. The white of the background has become slightly brown. Some age toning of the text block edges and of the internal text. Previous owner's name to the top edge of the half title page. " Few would dispute the importance of Professor Geoffrey Blarney's intervention in the controversy about Australia's immigration policy. For behind the heated arguments for and against his views lie serious issues concerning our past, and, particularly, the notion that the study of history reveals "lessons" we ignore at our peril. In this volume, eleven scholars subject Professor Blainey's views to careful scrutiny." -- from the rear panel blurb. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Large Format Paperback. VIII, 150 pages, last page blank,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Social History; Australia; Politics & Government. ISBN: 086861629X. ISBN/EAN: 9780868616292. Inventory No: 0110179. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
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Surrender Australia? Essays in the Study and Uses of History, Geoffrey Blainey and Asian Immigration
Markus, Andrew and Ricklefs, M. C. -- Editors ,
ISBN: 086861629X
George Allen & Unwin, Sydney London Boston, 1985. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/. First Edition. list of tables, list of contributors, introduction by editors, notes and index. The text is illustrated with six tables throughout the text. Plain text cover with orange, blue and white coloured background with white titles to the front panel and blue titles to the backstrip. " Few would dispute the importance of Professor Geoffrey Blarney's intervention in the controversy about Australia's immigration policy. For behind the heated arguments for and against his views lie serious issues concerning our past, and, particularly, the notion that the study of history reveals "lessons" we ignore at our peril. In this volume, eleven scholars subject Professor Blainey's views to careful scrutiny." -- from the rear panel blurb. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Sunning of the front panel and a few handling marks to the front back strip edge. Age toning of the text block edges. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Large Format Paperback. VIII, 150 pages, last page blank,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; Social History; Australia; Politics & Government. ISBN: 086861629X. ISBN/EAN: 9780868616292. Inventory No: 0121537. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
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The Alexandra Club: a Narrative 1903 - 1983
Starke, Monica,
ISBN: 1862521085
Alexandra Club, Melbourne, 1986. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. By Author on Title Page. pp. xii, 140; black and white photographic illustrations, appendix, bibliographical notes, index; illustrated dustjacket, the first chapter of the club's history was researched and written by Lady Masson between 1940 and 1942, and is printed here for the first time with some minor editing. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Social History; Local History -- Victoria; By Author on Title Page. ISBN: 1862521085. ISBN/EAN: 9781862521087. Inventory No: 0203592. Very Good Condition
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The Australian Commonwealth; a Picture of the Community 1901-1955
Fitzpatrick, Brian,
F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 337 pp., acknowledgements and forewarning, sources, notes and topics, glossary and index. Pale green boards with gilt writing on the spine. The front panel has the remains of mould spots with the back panel having a lesser amount. Corners are bumped as is the head and heel of spine. There is a small amount of foxing to the top edge of the paper and there are some dust marks as well. Previous owners name on ffep. Book store stamp on front paste down. Illustrated dustwrapper, with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The dustwrapper has some minor chipping along all edges and heavier chipping on the head of spine of the dustwrapper. The dustwrapper has faded. This book was written in 1955 and "it is a description and interpretation of community life in the Australian Commonwealth, the nation that came into being on the first day of this century.". This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Social History ; Local History -- Australia ; Inventory No: 0100128. Good Condition
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The Australian Commonwealth; A Picture of the Community 1901-1955
Fitzpatrick, Brian,
F. W. Cheshire, Melbourne, 1956. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 337 pp., acknowledgements and forewarning, sources, notes and topics, glossary and index. Pale green boards with gilt writing on the spine. Minor bumping to the top of backstrip edge and minor amounts of rubbing to the other edges. Browning to the textblock edges and to the internal text. Offset tanning to the free front endpaper and previous owner's ex-libris plate it is also affixed. Illustrated dustwrapper, with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The dustwrapper has some minor chipping along all edges and heavier chipping on the head of spine of the dustwrapper. The dustwrapper has faded. This book was written in 1955 and "it is a description and interpretation of community life in the Australian Commonwealth, the nation that came into being on the first day of this century.". This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Social History ; Local History -- Australia ; Inventory No: 0112383. Good Condition
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The Book of Leisure
Pudney, John ( Editor ),
Odhams Press Ltd, London, 1957. First Edition
 Buckram Buckram. Good/Poor. First Edition. 655 g.; 336 pages, editor's foreword and knowledge means. Photographic endpapers, showing a gentleman asleep in a carriage. The text is illustrated with 32 colour pages, 16 pages of black-and-white photographs and 97 line drawings within the text. Cream coloured boards with maroon illustrations and writing to the front panel. Maroon insert to the backstrip and within that insert gilt writing. A little bumping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. Shelf wear to the lower book edges. Light browning and foxing to the text block edges. A small erasure mark can be seen to the top right-hand corner of the front paste down. The internal pages have become slightly age toned. Illustrated dustwrapper, with white and black writing on the front panel and white on the spine. Rubbing and slightest chipping to the dustwrapper corners. There is a small piece missing from the top edge of the backstrip and associated with that missing piece today, 0.25 " tear. There is a 0.75 " tear to the lower front spine gutter edge with associated creasing. There has been rubbing and slightest trading of the dustwrapper panels. A previous owner has repaired with tears to the backstrip with white stickers to the verso, the stickers are still in situ. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. " This is a book of entertainment -- a beguiling miscellany of stylish, lighthearted literary writing and pregnant pictures touching on many facets of life and leisure in and outside Britain." -- from the front fold over panel. Contributors include -- H. E. Bates, Arnold Haskell, Arthur C. Clark and Compton Mackenzie. Artists include -- John Cooper, David Colburn and Grace Golden. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Humour ; Social History ; Inventory No: 0105290. Good
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