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Beak of the Moon
Temple, Philip,
ISBN: 0002223090
Collins, Auckland Sydney London, 1981. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Author. First Edition. 655 g.; VI, 7-384 pages. The text is illustrated with black-and-white illustrations throughout the text and one map at the beginning of the text. Colour illustrated covers with yellow and red titles to the front panel and yellow titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and there are reading creases to the backstrip. Some rubbing to the book panels and fading to the backstrip. Browning and faint foxing to the text block edges. Faint foxing to the endpapers and previous owners details to the free front endpaper. A story about a New Zealand parrot [Kea], Strongbeak, looking for a new world outside of a corrupt society. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; New Zealand; ISBN: 0002223090. ISBN/EAN: 9780002223096. Inventory No: 0109893. Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0109893  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Race
France, Ruth,
Constable, London, 1958. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Fair. First Edition. Red coloured boards with white writing on the spine. Red coloured tint to top textblock edge. Illustrated black and white dustwrapper, showing a yacht under sail, with red coloured titles to the front panel and spine. " The Race describes a dramatic yacht race between Wellington and Lyttleton, New Zealand, during which a gigantic storm unleashes itself and spells disaster to the majority of the contestants." -- from the plot synopsis. Softening to the top spine edge and very minor rubbing to the book corners. Dust marks, browning and foxing to the paper edges. Offset tanning, browning and foxing to the endpapers with browning of the pages. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine. In fact the entire dustwrapper suffers from heavy rubbing. There is a 0.25 " tear to the top rear dust wrapper edge with associated creasing. Fading of the spine, to the point where the red of the writing has faded to almost white. Browning and very faint foxing to the verso of the dustwrapper. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 192 pages. . The spine of the jacket has lost colour. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; New Zealand; Sailing ; Sport -- Yachting; Inventory No: 0104234. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0104234  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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