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BILLABONG'S DAUGHTER
Bruce, Mary Grant
Ward, Lock & Co. London  
 Pictorial Cloth No date stated, with frontispiece + 3 other b/w illustrations, original fawn/tan pictorial cloth. a very good copy; 190 x 130mm; 256 pages Very Good+ with no dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23089  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CATHERINE THE GREAT Life and Legend
Alexander John T.
Oxford University Press New York 1989 1st Edition
 Hard Cover xii, 418pp; b/w photographic illusts. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper.; 240 x 160mm Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Price: $45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2144  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CATHOLIC LEGENDS AND TRADITIONS Monks of Lerins and Other Legends.
no author
Burns and Oates London  
 Decorative Cloth no date (inscription on title page dated 1894), 241pp plus 16 page catalogue at rear. Orig decorative red cloth has 1cm split to rear spine, corners rubbed, decorative title page, small split to hinge front endpaper, otherwise good.; 170 x 110mm Very Good
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1306  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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CHURCH, STATE AND NATION IN IRELAND 1898-1921
Miller, David W.
University of Pittsburgh Press  1973 1st American Edition
 Hard Cover x, 579 pgs, this book has never been borrowed from the library and is a very clean copy except for the small stamps on all edges and title page.; Ex-Library; 220 x 140mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2443  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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EDGAR WALLACE the Biography of a Phenomenon
Lane, Margaret
Heinemann London  
 Hard Cover xii, 423pp; b/w illusts, green boards, corners lightly bumped, inscription to ffep, moderate foxing to foredges.; 220 x 145mm Very Good
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3159  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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EUNUCHS FOR HEAVEN The Catholic Church and Sexuality
Ranke-Heinemann, Uta
Andre Deutsch London 1990 1st Edition
 Hard Cover x, 326pp; ; 240 x 150mm Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3829  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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FISH, FISHING & FISHERMEN
Caine, William
Philip Allan London 1927 
 Cloth xii, 253pp, ads, b/w illus frontis. Green cloth, corners lightly bumped, previous owner's inscription to front free e/paper, light foxing, mainly to foredges.; 220 x 140mm Very Good
Price: $100.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2301  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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GEORGE JOHNSTON A BIOGRAPHY
Kinnane, Garry
Nelson Aust 1986 1st Edition
 Hard Cover xiv, 329pp; illust, top edge of upper board chipped, d/w chipped along top. ; 235 x 155mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3715  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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HER ROYAL HIGHNESS QUEEN BEE and Other Stories
Moore H. Byron
Melville & Mullen Melb. 1905 1st Edition
 Decorative Cloth 118pgs, 3 preface pgs, 30gs adverts, illustrations throughout, orig. decorative cloth slightly marked, front inner hinge split but secure. This first edition ran to 1500 copies.; 205 X 170mm Good with no dust jacket
Price: $125.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1024  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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HISTORY OF EUROPE From the Commencement of the French Revolution in MDCCLXXXIX to the Restoration of the Bourbons in MDCCCXV.
Alison, Sir Archibald, Bart.
William Blackman & Sons London 1853 9th Edition
 Quarter Cloth 12 Volumes, bound in synthetic brown imitation leather with violet cloth sides, black title piece on spine, pages printed double column, each volume has on average 350 pages & some illustrations, minor wear to some volumes. A good set; 190 x 120mm 
Price: $390.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1640  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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HISTORY OF THE WAR ON THE PENINSULA AND IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE, from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814. 6 VOLS
Napier, Major-General Sir W. F. P.
Thomas and William Boone London 1856 New & Revised Edition
 Cloth vol 1; xxiv, 522pp, 10 plates: vol 11; xiii, 500pp, 12 plates: vol 111; xi, 427pp; 9 plates: vol 1V; xiv, 478pp, 11 plates: vol V; x, 444pp, 11 plates: vol V1; vii, 463pp, 2 plates. All volumes have uncut page edges all round, therefore the top edges are folded. Original burgendy cloth with decorative gilt spines (lightly faded), front & back boards blind stamped, very minor chipping on top & bottom of spines. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST.; 200 x 130mm Very Good
Price: $950.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3301  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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LETTERS AND PAPERS Relating to the WAR WITH FRANCE 1512-1513
Spont, Alfred
Naval Records Society  1897 
  xlviii, 219pp; colour frontis, 3 b/w illust. Quarter buckram, black spine, new title label, cream sides a tad dirty & flecked, device in gilt. Ex-library copy with book plate to front e/p, corners bumped, contents very good. Vol. X.; 235 x 160mm Good
Price: $85.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2778  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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LIVE STOCK A CYCLOPEDIA for the Farmer and Stock Owner
Baker, A. H.
Barnum Ohio 1920 
 Cloth xxxviii, 1406pp; numerous illusts, 2 fold out maps (small tears to both), maroon cloth a tad soiled & flecked, new e/ps. INCLUDING THE BREEDING,CARE, FEEDING AND MANAGEMENT OF HORSES, CATTLE, SWINE, SHEEP AND POULTRY WITH A SPECIAL DEPARTMENT ON DAIRYING BEING ALSO A COMPLETE STOCK DOCTOR. Special Edition Volumes 1, 11, 111, 1V, V, V1, AND V11 COMBINED.; 245 x 165mm Good
Price: $95.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3450  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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MISSION TO KHARTUM the Apotheosis of General Gordon
Marlowe, John
Victor Gollancz London 1969 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 324 pages, maps on endpapers.; 220 x 140mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3719  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY OF COLONIAL LIFE AND CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE with Notes of Travel, Lectures, Publications, Etc.
Hussey, H.
Libraries Board of South Australia Adelaide 1978 First Thus
 Hard Cover Australiana facsimile editions No. 203, This title was originally published in 1897, [xii], 504 pp, frontis; & 2 other illust:, ex-lib stamp on all edges, front free endpaper, half title page and back e/p has date due sticker. Original tan vinyl covered boards.; Ex-Library; 190 x 120mm Fine with no dust jacket
Price: $33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2836  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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PEOPLE WE MEET.
Lock, A.C.C.
Angus & Robertson, 1951.   
  reprint, x,356pgs, many illust's. 8vo, orig. cloth in d/w., good copy. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 498  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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QUEER THINGS ABOUT JAPAN
Sladen, Douglas
Anthony Treherne & Co. London 1904 Second Impression
 Hard Cover xxxvi (last blank), 444 (last blank) pp, with seven coloured pages & 30 full page illustrations & illustrated endpapers by the celebrated artist Hokusai, never before reproduced in England, top edge gilt but fading, This book was originally bound in a silk (hard cover) with lettering on the spine & a title label on the front cover board, in this case the silk had deteriorated to a point of no return, so the book has been rebound in green/gold silk with the original front cover label placed on the spine, the original illustrated endpapers preserved. A very nice copy, DIGITAL IMAGES ON REQUEST.; 225 x 140mm Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $300.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2897  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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SAINT ERRANT
Charteris, Leslie
Hodder & Stoughton London 1949 1st Edition
 Hard Cover A very good copy with a dustjacket that has 2 small pieces missing, one fron top of front panel and the other from bottom of spine, d/j is now protected. ; 190 x 120mm; 253 pages Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1047  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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SHRUBS AND TREES FOR AUSTRALIAN GARDENS
Lord, Ernest E.
ISBN: 0850911044
Lothian Publishing Co. Melb and Sydney 1970 Reprint
 Hardcover With numerous b/w & colour illustrations. A comprehensive reference book. Previous owners name on front endpaper, a very good copy in very good dustjacket. ; 245 x 190mm; xxx, 462 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23046  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE
Lamb, Charles & Mary.
Ernest Nister, Lond. & P. Dutton, New York   1st Edition
 Decorative Cloth undated but circa 1910, 320pgs, 6 colour plates & 70 half - tone illustrations by W. Paget, decorative endpapers, orig. decorative cloth, all edges gilt, spine faded. nice copy of a beautiful book.; 220 x 150mm Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $100.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 972  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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TEDDY BEARS a Lively Illustrated History of Teddy Bears and Their Many Relatives
Werkmaster, Barbara. Bengtsson, Eva- Lena Peterson, Per
Barron's New York 1988 1st English Edition
 Illustrated Boards 157pp; numerous colour & b/w illusts, illust e/ps, old price penned to ffep, a charming book.; 220 x 210mm Fine
Price: $33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3579  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE ATLAS OF AUSTRALIAN FISHING
Lockwood, David
Angus & Robertson Aust 1989 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 236pp; numerous colour illusts.; 295 x 220mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3163  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE BOOK OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS, Electric Light, Power, Traction and Industrial Electrical Machinery.
Kennedy, Rankin.
Caxton Publishing Company, Limited London 1914 
 Decorative Cloth Edition not stated, 3 Volumes, Vol 1. dated 1914 and Vols 2 & 3 are dated 1915, - Vol 1.viii, 254pgs, - Vol 2. viii, 235pgs, - Vol 3. viii, 259pgs, each volume has a model of an electrical motor pasted to the front paste down end paper, the model consists of flaps of paper that lift up to expose the inner workings of the motor, the front free endpaper has an explanation of the models workings printed on it, the explanation endpaper in Vol 1. is silverfished along foredge, each Vol as 7 other plates and title page on each Vol. states, "with over 600 Diagrams & Illustrations and a series of Models. Original dark green cloth with black printed and gilt design on front cover & spine, A nice set.; 250 x 180mm Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $200.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1105  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE BOOKS OF THE EMPEROR WU TI
Meckauer, Walter
Martin Secker London 1930 1st English Edition
 Cloth 214pp; translated from the German by J.J. Saville Garner. Yellow cloth, some foxing to foredges, pictorial d/w has silverfish damage, previous owner's inscription to front endpaper. ; 210 x 140mm Very Good in Fair dust jacket
Price: $100.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 1279  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE CHINA GOVERNESS
Allingham, Margery
Chatto & Windus London 1963 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 254 pages, dust jacket price clipped. Youngman Carter illustrated dust jacket.; 200 x 130mm Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Price: $85.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3609  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE DARK BRIGHT WATER
Wrighton, Patricia
Hutchinson London 1979 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 223pp; e/p maps, inscription to ffep, ; 220 x 140mm Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3694  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE EMERALD WHALER.
Laubenstein, William J.
Andre Deutsch London 1961 1st Edition
 Hard Cover With a map & 5 illustrations. A very good copy in good dustajacket. Postage will be reduced for this book. When the Fenian Rising was suppressed in 1865, seven of the thousands of Irish patriots who were arrested had their death sentences commuted to transportation & a life time of hard labour in Australia, one escaped and ten years later an organised attempt was made to rescue the remaining prisoners from Western Australia. ; 215 x 140mm; 240 pages Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3014  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE EVIDENCE TO THE BIGGE REPORTS New South Wales Under Governor Macquarie, 2 Volumes
Ritchie, John (editor)
Heinemann Melb and Sydney 1971 1st Edition
 Hard Cover volume 1: The Oral Evidence, xvii, 237pp. volume 2: The Written Evidence, xii, 304pp. ; 250 x 150mm Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2941  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE FERN WORLD
Francis George Heath
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington London 1877 1st Edition
 Quarter Leather xi,459pg +25pg adverts at rear; ads on endpapers, 12 colour plates plus other illust; rebound in quarter dark green leather/cloth sides, raised bands, gilt rule and title piece on spine, all edges gilt.; 210x140 Very Good
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 986  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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THE FLYING EMU AND OTHER AUSTRALIAN STORIES
Morgan, Sally
Viking Aust 1994 
 Hard Cover viii, 124pp; beautifully illust by author, previous owner's inscription to half title pg.; 280 x 200mm Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3449  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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