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The Lyrebirds of Sherbrooke
Smith, L. H.,
Georgian House, Melbourne, 1951. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/good. First Edition. XII, 54 pp., photographic illustrated dustwrapper. 34 photographs in black and white accompany the text. Both endpapers browned, Dustwrapper has small tears at each of the bottom foldovers, and the head of the spine. In this book many new and interesting facts regarding the life and habits of the lyrebird are recorded. The 34 photographs are portraits studies, depicting in remarkable clarity and detail many aspects of the domestic and social life of the lyrebird. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Natural History -- Australia; Local History -- Victoria; Natural History -- Ornithology; Inventory No: 0202333. 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: 0202333  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Otways
Pescott, Trevor,
ISBN: 0727001116
Rigby, Adelaide, 1976. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 480 g; 80 pages, includes a bibliography, and illustrated with colour plates, and black-and-white photographs, double page end page maps, bound in dark blue hardcover binding. The author gives a superb portrait of this threatened area. His informative text provides a fascinating collection of facts about the Otways, with particular emphasis on their flora and fauna. the top corners of both fold overs have been rubbed and split, no other damage to describe stop internally clean without annotation. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Natural History -- Australia; Local History -- Victoria; ISBN: 0727001116. ISBN/EAN: 9780727001115. Inventory No: 0281669. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0281669  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Rusts of Australia ( Uredineae ) Their Structure Nature and Classification
McAlpine, D.,
Department of Agriculture, Victoria, Melbourne, 1906. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. X, 350 pages, frontispiece, 11 full-colour plates 44 black-and-white plates, black-and-white drawings throughout the first section of the book, bibliography, one table, host index, general index, fungus index. Foxing to the edges of the pages, offset tanning of both end pages, small ink stain affecting the top of the first 28 pages, and three of the leaves to a depth of about a half an inch. Corners are bumped, the spine has lost all of the colour, and the front panel is mottled from being splashed with water. Notwithstanding all this, the book is in good order for its age. "All the species known to occur in Australia are included, and when proved to be aliens, they are noted as introduced in the index. Every species of which specimens are available is also figured in its essential parts, so that there may be no doubt as to the form intended." Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Australia; Inventory No: 0207477. Very Good Condition
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0207477  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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the Strezleckis; a New Future for the Heartbreak Hills
Noble, W. S.,
Forests Commission Victoria, Melbourne, 1976. First Edition
 Stapled Card Stapled Card. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic and Map. First Edition. 200 g; 72 pages illustrated with monotone and colour photography. Colour illustrated card binding, trivial handling marks but no damage. The book is undated, however the map was compiled by the drafting section, division of forest management in 1976. This book describes the saga of past land use in the Strezleckis and the plans for the future. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Map. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Natural History -- Australia; Local History -- Victoria; Inventory No: 0232032. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $14.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0232032  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Struggle for the Great Barrier Reef
Clare, Patricia,
ISBN: 0002117940
Collins, London, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 500 g; 224 pp., list of illustrations, acknowledgements, appendices. Text illustrated with coloured photographs. Green boards with gilt writing on the spine. There is slight fading of the boards and the corners are slightly rubbed. The head and the heel of the spine are bumped. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a Great Barrier Reef Island, black and white writing on the front cover and on the spine. There is chipping of the corners and of the head and heel of the spine of the dustwrapper. There are a few creases and rubbing to the top and bottom dust wrapper edges. The Great Barrier Reef off Queensland coast is a natural wonder of the world. In this book Patricia Clare shows "the system in all its variety and beauty - and to demonstrate how industrial exploitation and nature in itself present an ever-increasing threat to its existence.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Australia; Local History -- Queensland; ISBN: 0002117940. ISBN/EAN: 9780002117944. Inventory No: 0208317. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0208317  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Struggle for the Great Barrier Reef
Clare, Patricia,
ISBN: 0002117940
Collins, London, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 224 pp., list of illustrations, acknowledgements, appendices. Text illustrated with coloured photographs. Green boards with gilt writing on the spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a Great Barrier Reef Island, black and white writing on the front cover and on the spine. The Great Barrier Reef off Queensland coast is a natural wonder of the world. In this book Patricia Clare shows "the system in all its variety and beauty - and to demonstrate how industrial exploitation and nature in itself present an ever-increasing threat to its existence.". Slight rubbing at the top and bottom of the spine section of the dustjacket, otherwise no damage to describe. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Australia; Local History -- Queensland; ISBN: 0002117940. ISBN/EAN: 9780002117944. Inventory No: 0235050. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0235050  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Victorian Bird Report: number 1:1981
Robinson, Doug -- Editor,
Bird Observers Club, Melbourne, 1981. First Edition
 Stapled Binding Stapled Binding. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Map and Photographs. First Edition. 28 pages, last two pages blank, includes one map and for photographs as well as a drawing on the front cover by Jeff Davies. The staples of the binding show signs of rust. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Map and Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Australia; Natural History -- Birds; Inventory No: 0219966. Good
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0219966  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Wild Dogs Working Dogs Pedigrees & Pets: Dog and Man in Australia and New Zealand Life
Pollard, Jack -- Editor,
Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XIV, 297 pp., 16 pages of black and white photographs, colour illustrated dustwrapper by Robin Hill. The book shows minor signs of handling but is in otherwise good condition, the dustwrapper has slight edgewear to the base edge, the top edge is worn, and has tears either side of the spine gutter, and at the front foldover. Now in protective sleeving. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Australia; Inventory No: 0201381. Very Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0201381  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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wonders of the Great Barrier Reef
Roughley, T. C.,
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1945. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: The Author. Reprint. XVI, 282 pp., with colour photographic frontispiece and 51 other natural colour photographs by the author, illustrated front end maps, glossary of scientific nomenclature, index. The original illustrated dust wrapper has a large chip missing from the lower front edge and is badly torn at the rear fold over crease, now protected. Page edges foxed/spotted. Gift inscription dated 1945 in the ink on the half title page. Original bookseller rubberstamp lower lefthand corner front end page. . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: The Author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Natural History -- Australia; Inventory No: 0209008. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0209008  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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