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"BONES" Being Further Adventures in Mr. Commissioner Sanders' Country
Wallace, Edgar
Ward, Lock & Co London and Melb  
 Hard Cover 255pp; red boards, no date noted. ; 190 x 125mm Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 11933  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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"NOT SO QUITE..." Stepdaughters of War
Smith, Helen Zenna
Albert E. Marriott Ltd London 1930 1st Edition
 Hardcover Original beige cloth with red lettering. Spine discoloured, good copy. ; 190 x 125mm; 240 pages 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17214  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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1Q84 Book One, Book Two and Book Three
Murakami, Haruki
ISBN: 1846555493
Harvill Secker London 2011 1st English Edition
 Hardcover Translated from the Japanese byJay Rubin and Philip Gabriel. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. ; 240 x 160mm; 925 pages Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21559  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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20TH CENTURY AUSTRALIAN LITERARY CRITICISM
Semmler, Clement.
Oxford University Press Melb 1967 
 Hard Cover 370pp; d/w torn; Ex-Library; 220 x 145mm Very Good in Fair dust jacket
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4337  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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33 MOMENTS OF HAPPINESS St. Petersburg Stories
Schulze, Ingo
ISBN: 0330373412
Picador London 1999 First thus.
 Hardcover Very good copy in very good dustjacket. Translated by John E. Woods. ; 205 x 135mm; x, 306 pages 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15543  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A BOOK OF BEAUTY an Anthology of Words and Pictures
Hadfield, John
Readers Union London 1958 
 Paper Covered Boards xiii, 256pp; numerous colour & black & white plates.; 215 x 170mm Very Good
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9840  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A BRAVE FIGHT Being a Narrative of the Many Trials of Master William Lee, Inventor
Newenham Hoare, Edward
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge London N.D. 
 Hard Cover 16 page publisher adverts at rear, illustrations, light bown illustrated boards, top corners faded & bumped, faint water stain across top edges title page & frontis, prize plate to front endpaper dated 1918.; 200 x 130mm; vi, 224 pages Very Good+
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10797  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH BOOKS AND FRAGMENTS FROM 1477 TO 1535. In the Public Library of Victoria.
Foxcroft, Albert Broadbent
Trustees of the Public Library, Museums and National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne 1933 1st Edition
 Paperback With a frontispiece and 8 other full page plates, front cover has minor insect damage at top edge & foredge, previous onwers name on front cover (see scan) , otherwise a very good copy. This book is light, and postage will be reduced for shipment. ; 250 x 185mm; x, 72 pages Very Good+
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21375  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A CHOICE OF ORNAMENTS
Bentley, Nicolas
Readers Union London 1961 
 Hard Cover 351pp; very good copy in slightly faded dustwrapper.; 220 x 140mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 8285  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Prose Being a Ghost Story of Christmas
Dickens, Charles
ISBN: 0140071202
Penguin London and New York 1992 
 Paper Back 138pp; illustrations by John Leech, a facsimile of an edition published in 1946 by Penguin books in their hardback King Penguin series.; 195 x 130mm Very Good
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 8166  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHURS COURT
Twain, Mark
The World's Best Reading, Readers Digest Pleasantville, N.Y. 1984 First Thus
 Quarter Bound Decorative Cloth 334 pages, illustrated, marbled endpapers, Readers Digest books are often disregarded, however when compared to a modern paperback they stack up very well, They are attractive decorative cloth hardbacks with sewn sections & printed on quality paper; 235 x 155mm Fine
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4451  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A DAIRY OF LOVE
Hutchins, Maude
Neville Spearman Limited London 1953 Second Impression
 Hard Cover 186 pages, original cloth in price clipped dust jacket, jacket has 3 short closed tears.; 200 x 130mm Very Good in Good dust jacket
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2737  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A DAVID LODGE TRILOGY Changing Places, Small World, Nice Work
no author
ISBN: 0140172971
Penguin   
 Paper Back 897pp; lacking title page, otherwise very good.; 195 x 130mm Very Good
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 7883  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A DAY WITH NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE
Byron, May
Hodder & Stoughton London  
 Paper Covered Boards no date noted, colour plates, boards a tad flecked. ; 205 x 145mm Good
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 8702  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A DICTIONARY OF LITERARY TERMS
Cuddon, J. A.
Andre Deutsch London 1979 Revised Edition
 Hard Cover 761pp; usual library markings, still a very good copy; Ex-Library; 225 x 145mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6300  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A DIVERSITY OF CREATURES
Kipling, Rudyard.
Macmillan & Co. London 1917 The Dominions Edition
 Hard Cover viii, 442pp; (4), blue boards patchy and faded, spine a bit worn, corners a tad rubbed, previous owner's name to front endpaper.; 195 x 130mm Good with no dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12682  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A FRENCHMAN IN AMERICA (The Anglo-Saxon Race Revisited)
O'Rell, Max
Arrowsmith   
 Hard Cover circa 1890, iv, 336pp; ads, illustrations by E. W. Kemble, light brown boards soiled, previous owner's stamps to front endpapers & top some pages.; 190 x 130mm Good
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9328  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A GENTLEMAN OF FRANCE Being the Memoirs of Gaston De Bonne Sieur De Marsac
Weyman, Stanley
Longmans, Green & Co London and New York 1895 New Edition
 Hard Cover With a frontispiece, 24 page publishers catalogue at rear. Green bevilled boards, title in gilt, previous owner's inscription to verso frontis, overall a nice copy. ; 190 x 125mm; iv, 412, pages Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10805  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A HAND THROUGH TIME: Memories- Romantic and Geological Studies in the Arts and Religion; and the Grounds of Confidence in Immortality 2 Volumes
Greenly, Edward
Thomas Murby & Co London 1938 
 Hardcover volume one; xvi, 378pp; illustrated, green boards, no dustwrapper. Volume two; vii, pp379-774, illustrated, green boards, dustwrapper a tad chipped & browned.; 220 x 140mm Very Good
Price: $200.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12721  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A HANDBOOK TO THE WORKS OF ROBERT BROWNING
Orr, Mrs. Sutherland
George Bell & Sons London 1890 5th Edition
 Hard Cover xv, 372pp; ; 180 x 115mm Very Good
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6441  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A HANDFUL OF PENNIES
Porter, Hal.
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1958 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 218pp; spine a tad sunned, previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper; 200 x 130mm Very Good
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6431  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE Volume 1- 1841 to 1941. Volume 2 - 1941 to 1970
Saxby, H. M.
Wentworth Press Sydney  1st Edition
 Hard Cover Volume 1 published in 1969, 1841-1941, xii, 212pages, illustrated, dustjacket spine a tad faded, previous owners name on front endpaper. Volume 2 published in 1971, 1941-1970, xi, 316pages, illustrated, previous owners name on front endpaper. Both volumes in very condition. ; 240 x 155mm Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3572  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
no author
Dent & Sons London 1957 Reprint
 Hard Cover 1427pp, dustwrapper a tad chipped and foxed. The Middle Ages and the Renascence (650-1660) by Emile Legouis, Modern Times (1660-1950) by Louis Cazamian. ; 195 x 130mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10221  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
Quennell, Peter
Merriam Massachusetts 1973 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 512pp; illustrations, previous owner's inscription, dustwrapper chipped; 250 x 180mm Very Good in Good dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5308  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A HISTORY WITH INDEXES OF THE LONE HAND THE AUSTRALIAN MONTHLY
Taylor, Kit
ISBN: 0959682406
J. B. Hobbs Melbourne 1977 1st Edition
 Hardcover Limited edition of 200 copies, this being number 136, signed by the author, bound in half brown leather, title in gold on the spine, a fine copy. ; 300 x 215mm; 245 pages; Signed by Author Fine
Price: $400.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20536  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A HOUSE OF POMEGRANATES
Wilde, Oscar
Methuen London 1921 10th Edition
 Hard Cover 179pp; (4), green boards a tad flecked, previous owner's name to front endpaper. ; 175 x 115mm Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 11041  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A KENTUCKY CARDINAL AND AFTERMATH
Allen, James Lane
MacMillan London 1928 
 Hard Cover xxxii, 286pp; (2), illustrations by Hugh Thomson, previous owner's inscription to front endpaper, maroon boards, spine a tad sunned. ; 175 x 115mm Very Good
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9871  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A KIPLING ANTHOLOGY" VERSE
no author
Methuen London 1922 Second Edition
 Hard Cover xv, 201pp; blue leather decorated in gilt, gilt page edges. ; 165 x 110mm Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10950  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A LITERATURE OF THEIR OWN British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing
Showalter, Elaine
Princeton University Press New Jersey 1977 Second Printing
 Hard Cover viii, 378pp; usual library markings; Ex-Library; 220 x 145mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4316  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A LITTLE BOOK OF NATURE'S THOUGHTS
Macleod, Fiona (Willam Sharp)
Foulis Edinburgh  
 Cloth no date, 68pp; illustrations from paintings by H. C. Preston Macgoun, pages uncut, green cloth, title in gilt, corners a tad bumped, otherwise nice copy.; 175 x 110mm Very Good
Price: $65.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3702  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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