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...AND MR. FORTESCUE' a Selection from the Diaries from 1851 to 1862 of Chichester Fortescue, Lord Carlingford
Hewett, Osbert Wyndam (ed)
John Murray London 1958 1st Edition
 Hard Cover xi, 209pp; illustrations; 220 x 145mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6386  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A BIASED MEMOIR
Cracknell, Ruth
Viking Aust 1997 1st Edition
 Hard Cover xi, 307pp; ; 240 x 155mm Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10874  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A BLOCKIE'S WIFE The Story of the Murray Valley Soldier Settlement
Aldridge, Mary
ISBN: 0646026968
Mary Aldridge Numurkah 1991 1st Edition
 Hardcover With illustrations and appendices, a fine copy without dustjacket as issued. ; 220 x 150mm; 176 pages Fine
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 19646  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A CHARMED COUPLE The Art and Life of Walter and Matilda Gay
Rieder, William
ISBN: 0810945614
Harry N. Abrams New York 2000 1st Edition
 Hardcover With 128 illustrations, 55 plates in full colour, A fine copy in fine dustjacket. This book re-creates the charmed life of two American expatriates in France at the turn of the 20th century -- the noted artist Walter Gay and his wife, Matilda, whose glittering social circle included John Singer Sargent, Edith Wharton, Henry James, and many other artists and aristocrats. Narrated by witty excerpts from Matilda Gay's recently discovered journal, and richly illustrated with Walter Gay's remarkable, sought-after paintings of the rooms in which they and their friends lived, in Paris, Fontainebleau, Venice, and elsewhere, A Charmed Couple offers an intimate glimpse of a long-gone social milieu whose hold on the popular imagination continues to this day. ; 270 x 220mm; 239 pages Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 18659  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A CHILD IN THE FOREST
Foley, Winifred
ISBN: 0712608648
Century Publishing London 1985 First thus.
 Hardcover Illustrated by Tricia Newell, Very good copy in very good dustjacket. ; 250 x 195mm; 192 pages 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16002  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A DUTCHMAN AT LARGE Memoirs
Fabricius, Johan
William Heinemann Ltd. London 1952 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 264pp; illustrations by the author, dustwrapper chipped. ; 220 x 140mm Very Good in Good dust jacket
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 9613  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A FACE IN THE GLASS The Journal and Life of Annie Baxter Dawbin
Frost, Lucy.
ISBN: 0855614226
William Heinemann Ltd. Melbourne 1992 Reprint
 Paper Back previous owners name on first page, a very good copy. ; 235 x 150mm; xii, 340 pages Very Good+
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22811  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A FAMILY OF BROTHERS The Taits and J. C. Williamson; a Theatre History.
Tait, Viola
Heinemann Melb. 1971 1st Edition
 Hard Cover With b/w photographic illusts; illustrated endpapers, previous owners small name stamp on title page, jacket design by Vane Lindesay. A very good copy in very good dustjacket. ; 240 x 150mm; xiii, 303 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20373  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A FIRST GALLERY OF LITERARY PORTRAITS
Gilfillan, George
James Hogg/Groombridge Edinburgh/London 1851 2nd Edition
 Cloth ii, 302pp; (+2 pgs ads), green dec cloth a little flecked, inscription to ffep, ' Walsh and Sons Hobart' blind embossed stamp to ffep, internally clean. Second Gallery of Literary Portraits also available.; 205 x 140mm Very Good
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17377  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 KICK TO THE HEAD
Winn, Rhylle
ISBN: 0733613020
Hodder Sydney 2000 
 Paperback A very good copy. ; 210 x 135mm; x, 275 pages 
Price: $5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15582  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A KNOCKABOUT FELLER A Personal Account of 50 Years in the Life of a Wandering Man from 1939 to the Present Day
Coulson, Graeme
ISBN: 0731667328
G. Coulson Hamilton 1989 1st Edition
 Paperback With illustrations, A fine copy. ; 210 x 145mm; 160 pages Fine
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 18479  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A LABRADOR DOCTOR
Grenfell, Sir Wilfred Thomason
Hodder & Stoughton London 1954 
 Hard Cover 350pp; frontis, blue boards moderately faded along spine, "Scotch College Melbourne"; 220 x 140mm Good
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5299  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A LEAF IN THE BITTER WIND
Ye, Ting - Xing
ISBN: 0140276971
Penguin Aust 1998 
 Paper Back 381pp; appendix, previous owner's stamp to title page. Spanning thirty-five years, this enthralling memoir chronicles the life of a survivor who has been buffeted by the winds of history.Ting-xing Ye was bom in Shanghai, the fourth child of a factory owner who had his business taken from him. By the age of thirteen, both her parents were dead. Then Ye's family were torn apart andscattered by the Cultural Revolution: as her eldest brother struggled to gain acceptance into the Communist Party and a sister eagerly joined a militia, Ye was subjected to torture and deprivation at the prison farm where she laboured. Her change in fortune came with acceptance into Beijing University. From there, Ye was offered a job in the Chinese Secret Police, but instead took a position as a translator in the Foreign Ministry. In this moving tale of a turbulent life, Ye describes the aftermathof her feudal-style marriage that led to her eventual defection to Canada. Ye is now a Canadian citizen, but her former husband has refused her access to their daughter. Ye continues to attemptto contact her daughter, hoping to bring her to Canada where she too may be free.; 195 x 125mm Near Fine
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 10768  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS An Intimate Portrait of Leonard and Virginia Woolf
Spater, George and Parsons, Ian
ISBN: 0224014072
Jonathan Cape and the Hogarth Press London 1977 1st Edition
 Hardcover With 150 Illustrations, a very good copy in very good dustjacket. ; 240 x 160mm; xiv, 210 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17444  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A MOUNTAIN MUSTER Colourful Characters of the Victorian High Country
Stapleton, Ian.
ISBN: 0975608045
Ian Stapleton Australia 2012 1st Edition
 Hardcover A Mountain Muster is the sixth and final book in the series exploring the facinating lives of many of the colourful characters of the Victorian High Country. With black and white photographs throughout, map, A fine copy in fine dustjacket. ; 250 x 180mm; [xiv], 306 pages Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21602  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A QUEEN OF INDISCRETIONS The Tragedy of Caroline of Brunswick, Queen of England
Clerici, Graziano Paolo
John Lane the Bodley Head London & New York 1907 First thus.
 Hardcover Translated by Frederic Chapman from the Italian of Graziano Paolo Clerici, with numerous illustrations (57) reproduced from contemporary portraits and prints, original red cloth with gilt device on front board and title on spine, previous ownrs bookplate on front paste down endpaper, top edge gilt, 6 appendice's and index, 8 pages of publisher adverts at rear, a very good copy. ; 230 x 150mm; xc, 363 pages Very Good+
Price: $120.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20167  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A RIVERMAN'S STORY
Kelsall, E. M. 'Mick
ISBN: 0850912474
Lothian Melbourne 1986 1st Edition
 Hardcover With illustrations, endpaper maps, a previous owners name on half title page, very good copy in very good dustjacket; 240 x 160mm; vi, 265 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22989  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A SMILE FOR MY PARENTS By the Daughter of Dame Pattie and Sir Robert Menzies
Henderson, Heather
ISBN: 1743315708
Allen & Unwin Crows Nest 2013 1st Edition
 Hardcover With photographic illustrations in colour and black & white, signed by the author and with a letter from Josh Frydenberg, who launched the book, gifting the book to a former Federal Politician. Postage will be reduced for this book. ; 220 x 140mm; xii, 227 pages; Signed by Author Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22659  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A SONG FOR MARY an Irish-American Memory
Smith, Dennis
ISBN: 0732264103
Flamingo Aust 1999 
 Paper Back 368pp; previous owner's name to inside front cover. ; 230 x 150mm Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12366  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A SORT OF LIFE
Greene, Graham
Simon & Schuster New York 1971 Second Printing
 Hard Cover 220pp; ; 215 x 145mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13212  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A SORT OF LIFE His Long Awaited Biography
Greene, Graham
Penguin  1972 
 Paper Back 156pp; ; 180 x 110mm Very Good with no dust jacket
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 11751  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A START IN FREEDOM
Foot, Sir Hugh
Hodder & Stoughton London 1964 1st Edition
 Hard Cover 256pp; b/w plates, cartoons, top boards water stained, internally clean.; 225 x 155mm Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3716  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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A YOUNG MAN FROM AYR. Hugh Hamilton Gibson of Glenample.
Cameron, Innes.
PAP Book Co. Warrnambool 1978 1st Edition
 Paperback With illustrations, Printed card covers. A fine copy. Relates to the Loch Ard shipwreck disaster, Eva Carmichael, 1 of 2 survivors from the Loch Ard shipwreck recuperated at Glenample Homestead. This book is light, and postage will be reduced for shipment. ; 220 x 140mm; 47 pages Fine
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22164  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ABOVE THE STARRY FRAME
Townsend, Helen
ISBN: 1405038039
Pan MacMillan Australia Sydney 2007 1st Edition
 Paperback William Irwin was an Irish farm boy who came to Australia alone in 1849, aged 18. As a refugee from Ireland's Potato Famine, he left behind a world of hunger and poverty, and a culture steeped in oppressive tradition. Young and adventurous, and with the will to make something of his life, William set himself up in the heart of gold rush Ballarat, one of the wealthiest 19th century cities in the world. A digger and publican, he was swept up in the events leading to the Eureka Stockade, both as a witness and a player in this landmark event that shaped colonial society. ; 235 x 155mm; viii, 370 pages Near Fine
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21341  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN From Skeptic to Prophet
Temple, Wayne C.
ISBN: 1878044362
Mayhaven Publishing Mahomet, IL 1995 1st Edition; 1st Printing
 Hardcover With illustrations, index, extensive notes, sources, bibliographical information. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. "Abraham Lincoln: From Skeptic to Prophet' is the best book ever written about Abraham Lincoln's religious views. . It also offers a fair-minded and judicious interpretation, showing that Lincoln was never technically a Christian but proving beyond question that he was one of the most deeply religious men ever to occupy the White House", David Herbert Donald, Charles Warren Professor of American History Emeritus, Harvard University. ; 235 x 160mm; xviii, 446 pages Fine in Fine dust jacket
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21459  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ADVENTURES OF A CAMERAMAN
Kirkland, Wallace
MacMillan London 1955 1st Edition
 Cloth xv, 271pp; 15 b/w photographic illusts. Red cloth, corners very lightly bumped, gold chocolate egg wrapper pasted onto front endpaper, contents otherwise fine. D/w a little chipped top spine.; 220 x 145mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2099  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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AGAINST THE TIDE
Santamaria
Oxford University Press Melbourne 1981 1st Edition
 Hardcover With photographic illustrations, signed on front endpaper by the author. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. ; 225 x 140mm; xvi, 382 pages; Signed by Author Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17764  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ALAN WALKER Conscience of the Nation
Wright, Don
ISBN: 0859108449
Openbook Publishers Adelaide 1997 1st Edition
 Paperback Illustrated, a very good copy. ; 245 x 170mm; 312 pages 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14785  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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ALDOUS HUXLEY the Critical Heritage
Watt, Donald (ed)
Routledge & Kegan Paul London 1975 1st Edition
 Hard Cover xxiv, 493pp;; Ex-Library; 225 x 140mm Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 4346  Bookseller: M. & A. Simper Bookbinders & Booksellers
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