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Harvest of the Cold Months
David, Elizabeth
Michael Joseph UK 1994 
 Hardcover At the time of her death in 1992 David was working on this epic study of the use of ice, the ice-trade and the early days of refrigeration, which was published posthumously in 1994 as Harvest of the Cold Months.‘An awe-inspiring feat of detective scholarship, the literally marvellous story of how human beings came to ingest lumps of flavoured frozen matter for pleasure' Independent on Sunday‘This survey of the use of ice in cookery takes us on a fascinating journey from 1581, where in Florence they put snow in the wine glasses, to that modern phenomenon, the growth of the ice-cream business. A scholarly social history, which makes a fitting finale to the work of the greatest of our writers on foods and its contexts.' Harpers & Queen - a water stain (maybe it was ice?? is on the top edge of the dj, otherwise it's a neat 413pp, just under a kilo packed for post.  Very Good/Good
Price: 44.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010479  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Underneath a Harlem Moon: The Harlem to Paris Years of Adelaide Hall
Williams, Iain Cameron
Continuum UK 2002 
 Hardcover Williams takes the reader on a fascinating roller-coaster ride from Adelaide's birth in Brooklyn through her humble childhood in Harlem, from her triumphs on Broadway to the glamour of Paris's Moulin Rouge. Adelaide Hall is the missing link in Harlem's Renaissance, historically the richest period of American black culture. As its most important and influential female star, she dynamically pushed down the barriers that had previously prevented black entertainers from reaching mass recognition. Readers get a glimpse inside the most sophisticated and celebrated nightclubs in the world and follow Adelaide across two continents on a groundbreaking eighteen-month RKO tour. By the end of 1932, Adelaide had performed for millions and in the process had become one of America's wealthiest black women. Her exile to Paris in 1935 brought with it new challenges and rewards. By 1938, not content with being dubbed the Queen of Montmartre, she set her sights on conquering Britain. Underneath a Harlem Moon concludes with Adelaide's mysterious disappearance in November 1938, which has, until now, never been publicly explained. review>>>> Overall, a hugely enjoyable read made easy by Williams's approachable style of writing and keen interest towards the characters he portrays within the text. A must for all jazz and popular music buffs.  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 38.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010431  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Eagles, 80 Aircraft that Made History with the RAF
March, Peter R
Weidenfeld & Nicolson UK 1998 
 Hardcover Eagles, 80 Aircraft that Made History with the RAF 256 crisp pp & approx 1.5 kgs packed for post. Small closed tears to dj at spine bottom & wear at flap fold top. In April 1918 the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service were amalgamated to form the Royal Air Force. In the following 80 years, air power developed through the demands of a far-flung empire, a world war, the Cold War and modern security demands. This is a celebration of the RAF. Some of the world's finest aviation photographers have contributed to this volume about planes that formed the world's first air force and the photos are accompanied by March's appraisals as well as commentary from those with first hand knowledge. Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 1998  Very Good/Good
Price: 52.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010424  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Encyclopedia of Warfare from Earliest Times to Present Day
Gilbert, Adrian
Grange Books UK 2000 
 Hardcover From Surrey County Library (borrowed 6 times) - a BIG book at 304pp & about 1700g carded/packed for post; masses of photos, sketches, tables, maps, biopics & general military data. The Encyclopedia of Warfare is a chronological account of the development of warfare from the beginnings of recorded history to the present; it explains the nature of conflict in each era. The Encyclopedia takes a multi-faceted approach to the subject, mixing studies of major wars, their significant battles, and the outstanding commanders with discussions of the ever-changing technology of war and the life and experiences of the ordinary soldier.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 29.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010415  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Lancaster at War
Garbett, Muke & Goulding, Brian
Ian Allan UK 1973 4th Impression
 Hardcover 800g carded/packed for post, review >>>> A seemingly endless series of photographs, stories and anecdotes and all of them good. and >>> Wonderful review of the Lancaster's use in the war.Covers not only the plane but also describes in some detail ground crew and air crew experiences. The b&w photos fill the pages of the book and are of the very best quality. 144pp of aerial history.  Very Good/Good
Price: 26.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010413  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Leonardo`s Nephew:Essays on Art and Artists
Fenton, James
Viking UK 1998 1st
 Hardcover 900g carded/packed for post James Fenton, one of England's most gifted poets, has in recent years been looking closely at works of art and writing incisively and inventively about them and their creators. This collection of fifteen writings discusses a wide range of painting and sculpture, from the mummy portraits of ancient Egypt to the works of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. review >>> In making the reader aware of what has lasted--and why--Fenton also conjures all the art that has been lost, scoured, painted over, misattributed, and misread. A subversive academic, Fenton uses his intellect and vast knowledge to question the ways in which certain artworks--as well as their creators--have been framed by history. 284 crisp pp with two illust sections amidships  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010411  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Orchids
Black, Peter McKenzie
Hamlyn Australia 1973 
 Hardcover 128pp of gorgeousness & great advice & info. approx a kilo packed for post. Shows some of the thousands of species of orchids, describes their variations in habitat, size, and characteristics, and discusses the propagation and cross-breeding of orchids.  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010372  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Royal Horticultural Society Gardeners’ Encyclopedia of Plants New Edition
Brickell, Christopher (ed)
Dorling Kindersley UK 1994 
 Hardcover The Royal Horticultural Society Gardeners' Encyclopedia of Plants New Edition is a 2.5 kilo tome of some 640pp. Comprehensively written and researched by leading plant experts, an enormous resource & I'd ask you to look at the contents picture to get an overview, the plant dictionary alone at the back is 220 pp!!  Excellent/Very Good/Very Good
Price: 45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 012955  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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HYDROPONICS FOR EVERYONE - A Practical Guide to Gardening in the 21st Century.
SUTHERLAND, Dr. STRUAN K.
Hyland House Melbourne 1986 
 Softcover I have read the local library copy & it is excellent and my current garden is being restructured to many of the ideas given in this book. My parents just moved into a mobile home and still wanted to garden. The ideas in this book will provide them with a wonderful hobby as well as a potentially higher productive, cost effective, long lasting garden area. Very neat bk 104pp, previous owner plastic covering  Very Good/None issued
Price: 17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010208  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Secret Language of Birthdays
Goldschneider Gary
Viking Studio Books U.S.A. 1994 First Edition
 Hard Cover The 366 personality profiles in The Secret Language of Birthdays are based on a combination of astrology, numerology, the tarot and Gary Goldschneider's many years of observation. A mighty 832pp & over two kilos to post.  As New/As New
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 012704  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Pigman’s Handbook
Brent, Gerry
Farming Press Books UK 1989 
 Laminated Pictorial Boards This comprehensive book is essential reading for all those responsible for the achievement of high levels of output from pig units. Fans of Annie Proulx's "That Old Ace In The Hole " might like this book too. Under the 500g mark for posting - Gerry's 243pp give sage hands-on advice so as to get the best output for your physical, financial & emotional effort. The book is in untruffled state & will suit a fastidious buyer.  Very Good/No Jacket
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010150  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Tastes of Christmas
Family Circle
Murdoch Books   
 Softcover Large format softcover with 112pp of clearly illustrated Christmas treats. Steps easy to follow, clear weights & nutrition data. Book in "straight from Santa's hand" condition.  Excellent/None issued
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010131  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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MODERN MARLINSPIKE SEAMANSHIP - Knots, Splices, Cordage, Terminals and Rigging
MACLEAN, William P
Bobbs-Merrill  1979 
 Hard Boards MODERN MARLINSPIKE SEAMANSHIP - Knots, Splices, Cordage, Terminals and Rigging by MACLEAN is some 224pp & over 500g. Blue cloth with gilt titling. The elements and practice of rigging and seamanship Illustrated for budding Captain Haddocks.  Very Good/No Jacket
Price: 27.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 013380  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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DIG Modern Australian Gardening
Kirton, Meredith
Murdoch Books Australia 2003 
 Card Cover French flaps enclose the 440 well-illustrated pp. This great reference weighs in at about 1.5kg. This title presents an exciting, new and modern approach to gardening. It inspires with lavish, beautiful photographs and fresh design ideas while also providing forward guidance with step by step advice. It has been written and produced especially for the Australian garden, and is packed full of relevant advice on how to grow what you want, and when. Whether you know a bit about gardening or nothing, 'Dig' is a vital reference for all your garden questions  Excellent/None issued
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 013114  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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La France Gastronomique
Willan, Anne
Pavilion Books Limited UK 1991 
 Hardcover A collection of recipes from ten rural regions of France. This book offers an insight into French country cooking and eating, and shows how the French not only produce good food but also love to discuss it. The recipes featured range from the world famous to the little known. What is a cookbook? More than simply a collection of recipes, a cookbook can be a window to the larger world beyond the confines of the kitchen, as La Varenne Cooking School founder and award-winning cookbook author Anne Willan illustrates in this excellent book. review >>> It's one of those books that can be read back to front, or by random page-flipping, without much loss of charm. Old-fashioned farms, sleepy rivers, small shops, hill villages, wood-fired bakery ovens and lovingly tended gardens are the sort of things that stick in the mind, both from Willan's descriptions and Michael Boys' idyllic photographs. Famous restaurants, when they crop up, are mentioned with pleasure rather than awe, in no way eclipsing more modest experiences. . . .& (re) the choice of recipes. There are only about 100, modestly tucked away in 10 sections at the end of the individual chapters, but they convey a lot. The selection emphasizes obvious dishes and use of obvious regional ingredients rather than gee-whiz "discoveries" and "creations." 192 clean white pp in great shape for some culinary browsing at a bargain price. approx 1.5kg carded/bubbled for post. We have a few other of Willan's fine books.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 26.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010119  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Wizardology : The Book of the Secrets of Merlin
Steer, Dugald
Five Mile Press  1977 
 Hardcover Harry Potter fans, Merlin advocates & maybe even Catweazle fans will go nuts for this gorgeous magic extravaganza review >>>Good read for fans of Merlin. The history/legend of how Merlin was born is accurate (though in the book they refer to his dad as a fairy rather than a demon, as the true legend goes) and the book does a great job of explaining the fact that learning magic is difficult.I was really impressed with the overall interactiveness of the book and the story of Merlin.   Very Good/None issued
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010055  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Public Finance 4th Edition
Rosen, Harvey S.
Irwin Unger, New York University USA 1995 
 Laminated Pictorial Boards Public Finance is 623 clean white well bound pp of finacial information, the book provides a clear and coherent view of the role of government spending and taxation. The authors' contend that modern public finance provides a practical and invaluable framework for policy issues. There is a noted emphasis on the links between sound economics and the analysis of real-world policy problems.   Excellent/None issued
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009846  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Birds of Prey
Ian Newton (Consulting ed) Penny Olsen (Ed advisor)
Facts on File USA 1990 
 Hardcover Produced by Weldon Owen Sydney this book holds 200+pp of extremely detailed information, illustration and photographs - all pp clean white & well bound. 12 chapters under the general headings of Raptors of the World, Raptor biology & Relations with Man. A checklist has suggested reading at the back. The dj has a small closed tear at rear & tape marks inside the dj on 2 fold points. A weighty reference (will need to post carded/bubbled in a 3kg satchel)  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 46.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009831  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Memories of Gascony
Koffmann, Pierre & Tim Shaw
Headline  1991 
 Softcover Don't want to break the bank with he hardcover? Here in paperback is the Glenfiddich Food Book of the Year, Koffmann's wonderful "Memories of Gascony" Here's our writeup from our hardback copy >>review - Having been lucky or mad enough to work with the Master, I just had to have his books. What was my surprise when I got sucked into Mr Koffmann's childhood memories of food and cooking. It s not only a brilliant cookbook, the stories are sometimes funny , sometimes moving. A real work of art. Love it. Thank you Monsieur Koffmann. Guardian review (well worth a google - In 1990, Koffmann wrote Memories of Gascony, reminiscences and recipes from the Oratoire accompanied by dewy photographs of the soft countryside. In it you will find his grandmother's recipe for walnut leaf aperitif (take 50 walnut leaves, 40g of orange peel, a litre of armagnac, a kilo of sugar and five litres of red wine; macerate for eight days, stirring twice a day; sieve, bottle, and store in a cool place for three months). It is both a sign of the excellence of its recipes, and of Koffmann's popularity, that a first edition of this volume, assuming you are able to track such a thing down, will now set you back up to £275. << Well ours isn't that much but it's worth that in enjoyment!  Very Good/None issued
Price: 32.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009823  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Fencing
Laffan, Jennifer
NSW Ag LandCare Australia 1998 
 Soft Cover It's 120pp & will be over 500g packed to post. I've put it as good-fair grade but inside is hunky-dory, corners a bit bumped & cover a bit worn looking, half a crease, but it doesn't need any fencing wire. These are some of the sub headings > WHY BUILD A FENCE..CLEARING AND SIGHTING..POSTS..FIXING WIRES TO POST..DISTANCE BETWEEN POSTS..GULLIES AND HOLLOWS..SIZE OF POSTS..CORNERS..WIRES..TYPES OF WIRES..DAMS..HORSE PADDOCKS..DEER PADDOCKS..TIMBER..GATES..PULLING DOWN A FENCE..SAFETY..Good clear diagrams & even has two of my favourite wire ties in it. 29.5 H X 21w.  Good-fair/None issued
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 013507  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Waterplants of New South Wales
G R Sainty and S W L Jacobs
Water Resources Commission N.S.W. Australia 1981 First Edition
 Hard Cover 550 excellent pp, only fault a small closed tear on dj at rear. A multitude of reference data photos maps etc. This book provides a complete well illustrated guide for people who want to know more about the waterplants of N.S.W. where they grow and the role they play in the aquatic ecology.  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 120.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009077  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The World’s Aircraft
Mondey, David
Sandstone Books  1997 
 Hardcover The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The World's Aircraft edited by Mondey is well over the 500g & about 320pp arranged alphabetically. The book provides listings of all the world's manufacturers of both military & civilian aircraft since the beginning of powered flight  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 32.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 013390  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Collins Encyclopedia of Antiques
Cameron, Ian; Kingsley-Rowe, Elizabeth (eds)
Collins UK 1982 
 Hardcover Collins Encyclopedia of Antiques is ahefty tome of some 400pp & heading towards 2 kilos with a vast selection of illustrated items from glassware to grandfather clocks & everything in between. Faults? dj spine sunned.  Excellent/Very Good/Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 013289  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Summer Cooking
David, Elizabeth
Dorling Kindersley UK 1987 
 Hardcover For Elizabeth David, summer fare meant fresh, seasonal food-recipes that could be prepared quickly and savored slowly, from Gnocchi alla Genovese ('simply an excuse for eating pesto') to La Poule au Pot to Gooseberry Fool. Her 1955 classic work, now reissued in a handsome, attractively priced hardback edition, includes an overview of herbs as well as chapters on impromptu cooking for holidays and picnics.......--........Divided into chapters on Soups, Salads, Eggs, Fish, Meat, Poultry and Game, Vegetables, and Sweets, it contains recipes from all over the world. Summer Cooking is a witty, precise companion for feasting in the warmer months - every bit as unexpected and enchanting to read today as it was 50 years ago. But the purest thrill of Summer Cooking, as in all of her books, is the pleasure her food delivers and the graceful way her prose captures the reader's delight. .......--......... a generous description of this lovely book. ........--....... Elizabeth David weaves the ingredients into the methods complete with details of the region, tradition and people. 288pp, 800g, Elizabeth David's acclaimed writings are often cited as an inspiration by many of today's leading chefs, as well as home cooks, and are essential to any serious cookery book collection. Book in beaut condition with very attractive period art to illustrate as well as line art by Adrian Daintrey, a book to savour with a nice chablis or maybe a Pernod & ice.  Excellent/Very Good
Price: 40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009540  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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Ofelia A Taste of Brazil
Ofelia Ramos Anunciato, Josimar Melo
Konemann Cologne 2000 
 Hardcover 135 beautiful, mouth-watering pages. Content - Brazilian cooking is a pleasurable melting pot of Portuguese, African and Indian influences, all mixed up together. - - - - - - - In this book, the author Ofélia Ramos Anunciato not only introduces traditional Brazilian dishes, but also culinary specialties from the different regions of her country. - - - - - - - - A choice of over 70 recipes has been produced with something to offer for every taste and occasion - Entrees, fish and meat dishes, desserts and sweet dishes, bread and baking. Essential to every dish are traditional ingredients such as cassava flour, quijo-de-siri and chayote. This book, however, suggests alternatives for ingredients that are either not available or are hard to come by. Stop sambaing & buy it now - book may inspire you to "go to Rio My-oh me-oh I go wild then I have to do the samba, then la Bamba " Book has plastic wrap in case you spill your Cachaça.  Excellent/Excellent
Price: 37.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009507  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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A Handbook Of Horse-Shoeing With Introductory Chapters On The Anatomy And Physiology Of The Horse’s Foot
Dollar Jno. Aw. And Wheatley Albert
David Douglas Edinburgh 1898 
 Hardcover A Handbook Of Horse-Shoeing With Introductory Chapters On The Anatomy And Physiology Of The Horse's Foot 433pp plus an index. Hundreds & hundreds of finely created line art illustrations   Very Good/No Jacket
Price: 150.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 013474  Bookseller: Little Lane Books
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The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit (Coles Notes)
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Ready, William – Compiler),
Coles Publishing Company Limited, Toronto, Canada, 1977. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. Introduction by compiler, selected bibliography. Plain text paperback binding with white and black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. Published by Coles Publishing Limited, a book on the two major novels of J. R. R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit – for study purposes. Rubbing of the book edges and panels with remnants of a sticker to be seen to the top right hand corner of the front panel. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 130, [8] pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Education; Study Notes; Inventory No: 0125452. Good Condition
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0125452  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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