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[362] . Country Life Picture Book of the West Country. London: Country Life Ltd, 1952. First Edition. 29cm x 22cm. Cloth. Very Good / Good. Green cloth boards very mildly rubbed else fine. Gilt front board title and spine title good. Unclipped d/j chipped, sunned but good (now protected). 58 pp clean and tight (some mild foxing). 56 full page b/w photographs, frontis and map.

$25.00

[22] Anderson, Ronald. On the Sheep's Back - Past Present and Future. Adelaide: Rigby, 1967. First Hardback. 22cm x 15cm. Cloth. Fine / Fine. Dark green boards, gilt title. Unclipped d/j. Illus. 268 pp. Comprehensive discussion on the Australian wool industry.

$20.00

[149] Brookes, Mabel. Riders of Time. ill. Freedman, Harold. Melbourne: MacMillan, 1967. First Edition. 24cm x 17cm. Cloth. Good + / Good. Maroon cloth boards slightly stained head and tail, else good. Gilt spine title fine. Unclipped d/j chipped head and tail, rubbed but good (now protected).218 pp, illust., head and foredge of text block soiled but good. Text clean and bright. Faint foxing both endpapers. Dame Mabel examines life in Australia in the 19th century, as remembered by her grandmother.

$20.00

[330] Chatterton, Percy. Day That I Have Loved. ill. Brown, Bert. Sydney: Pacific Publications, 1974. First Edition. 22cm x 14cm. Cloth. Fine / Very Good. Brown cloth boards fine. White spine title and board decorations fine. Unclipped d/j bumped at head else vg (now protected). 131 pp clean and tight. Index. B/w line drawings. Endpaper maps. Autobiography of famous missionary and Politician in Papua.

$25.00

[347] Darian-Smith, Kate. On the Home Front. Melbourne in Wartime 1939 - 1945. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP), 1990. First Edition. 24cm x 16cm. Cloth. Fine / Very Good. Brown cloth boards , gilt spine title fine. Unclipped d/j very slightly rubbed else fine (now protected). 288 pp clean and crisp. B/w illust. Index. An important social history.

$25.00

[SB536] Delaney, Re. Father W. J. & Dawes, John. They Passed This Way. ill. Photographs. Sydney: Devonshire Press, First Edition. 24cm x 16cm. Cloth. Good / No Jacket. No date. (c. 1970). Red cloth boards mild shelf wear else vg. Gilt spine title chipped but good. 166 pp tight. Two pages dog eared, two creased. Text clean. B/w plates. Map end papers. History of St Mary's Parish, Concord, NSW.

$30.00

[198] Ebbett, Eve. Victoria's Daughters. New Zealand Women of the Thirties. Sydney: AH & AW Reed, 1981. First Edition. 25cm x 19cm. Cloth. Very Good + / Very Good +. Blue cloth boards slightly bumped else fine. Silver spine title fine. Unclipped d/j turned at head else fine (now protected). 165 pp, clean and tight. Prev owner's inscription front flyleaf. More than 100 b/w illust. Hard to find in this condition. An in depth look at women in New Zealand during the 1930's.

$30.00

[25] Ferguson, Robert. Surnames as a Science. London: Routledge & Sons, 1884. Second Revised. 20 x 13 Cm. Decorative Cloth. Very Good / No Jacket. Tight, clean copy complete. Brown decorative cover slightly rubbed. Gilt title good. Text clean. Minor foxing. Prev owner (Arthur Vincent Green) bookplate on endpaper. 256 pp incl extensive index.

$30.00

[7] Goodale, Sir Ernest. Weaving and the Warners . Leigh-on-sea: F Lewis Publishers Ltd, 1971. First Edition. 29cm x 23cm. Cloth. Good / No Jacket. 58 pp, 145 illustrations. text clean and good. Red cloth cover marked and faded. Spine yellowed and gilt title lost. Gilt title on front board good. Owner's name on end paper. Scarce book on the major weaving firm celebrating 100 years. Reduced due to condition of cover.

$40.00

[345] Hatton, Joan & Muir, Leslie. The Triumph of the Speculators : The Illawarra Railway to Hurstville Opened 15 October 1884. Hurstville: Southern History Group, 1984. First Edition. 21cm x 14cm. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket - as Issued. Paper covers very slightly soiled else fine. 84 pp clean and tight. Stapled binding as issued. B/w illust, bibliography, biographical notes.

$12.00

[361] Hurley, Frank. Tasmania - a Glance at Its History, Beauty, Resources and Development Over a Period of 150 Years (a Camera study). ill. The Author. Sydney: John Sands, 1953. First Edition. 26cm x 21cm. Cloth/paper. Very Good / Fair. Pale blue paper boards bumped, top faded, blue cloth spine bumped and faded, gilt spine title good. Unclipped d/j tatty but almost complete, repaired from inside with archival repair tape (now protected). 104 pp clean and tight (minor foxing. Spectacular colour and b/w photographs.

$18.00

[332] Irvin, Eric. Sydney as it Might Have Been. Dreams That Died on the Drawing Board. Sydney: Alpha Books, 1974. First Edition. 22cm x 29cm. Decorative Cloth. Very Good / No Jacket. Sand coloured cloth illust. boards, red spine title all vg. 157 pp tight. B/w plates. (most visible from verso page but text still clear). Index. Gift inscription to prev. owner front flyleaf. Very interesting view of what might have been.

$25.00

[158] Jervis, James. The Cradle City of Australia: a History of Parramatta 1788-1961. Parramatta, NSW: City of Parramatta, 1978. Reprint of First Edition. 25cm x 19cm. Decorative Cloth. Very Good / Good. Pictorial cloth boards slightly soiled but vg, spine title vg. Unclipped clear d/j (as issued) good. Map and aerial photograph endpapers vg. 240 pp. clean tight and bright. 71 b/w illust. Third reprint of first edition. An important record of Australian heritage.

SOLD

[348] Kerr, James Semple. Elephant Castle : An Investigation of the Significance of the Head Office Building of the Commonwealth Banking Corporation of Australia, Sydney. Sydney: National Trust of Australia, 1989. First Edition. 30cm x 21cm. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket - as Issued. Illust. paper cover mildly soiled else vg. Stapled binding as issued. 30 pp clean and tight. B/w illust. Index.

$12.00

[137] King, Norma. Nickel Country - Gold Country. Adelaide: Rigby, 1972. First Edition. 22cm x 14cm. Cloth. Very Good / Fine. Lemon cloth boards and printed spine title fine. Unclipped protected d/j fine. 148 pp, b/w illust. Text block clean and bright. Owner's inscription and bookshop stamp front flyleaf. Author contrasts Western Australian gold and nickel rushes.

$20.00

[SB269] Lockwood, Douglas. The Front Door - Darwin 1869-1969. Adelaide: Rigby, 1968. First Edition. 22cm x 14cm. Cloth. Fine / Fine. Orange cloth boards, gilt spine title fine. Clipped d/j fine (now protected). 288 pp clean and tight. B/w illust., index, appendices, endpaper maps. Prev. owner's name front flyleaf. The story of the Northern Territory's capital, "Darwin" is full of drama and human interest, spiced with ironic humour and shadowed by such tragedies as shipwreck, massacres and the Japanese air raids.

$20.00

[346] Madden, B J. Tempe-East Hills Railway. Hurstville: Hurstville Historical Society, 1981. First Edition. 21cm x 14cm. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket - as Issued. Paper covers very slightly soiled else fine. 47 pp clean and tight. Stapled binding as issued. B/w illust, reference notes.

$12.00

[505] Mathews, Phillip. Ku-ring-gai: Living with Trees. ill. Photographs. Sydney: Currawong Press, 1978. First Edition. 27cm x 20cm. Cloth. Very Good / Very Good. White cloth boards mild soiling else fine. Unclipped d/j vg (now protected). 80 pp crisp and tight. Colour and b/w photographs. 50 year history of Ku-ring-gai municipality, NSW.

$25.00

[128] Moorehead, Alan. Cooper's Creek. Melbourne: MacMillan, 1977. First Thus. 27cm x 19cm. Cloth. Very Good / Very Good. Brown cloth boards vg. White spine title fine. Unclipped d/j vg. First published 1963. This is first illustrated edition. 180 pp, colour and b/w illus., index. Illust. endpapers. The incredible story of Burke & Wills and their quest to cross Australia from south to north and return.

$20.00

[351] Scholler, Walda L. Anakie: The Sapphire Fields of Central Queensland - Australia. Anakie, Queensland, Australia: E & W Scholler, 1990. Third Edition. 22cm x 15cm. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket - as Issued. Green illust. paper covers near fine. 112 pp clean and tight. Stapled binding. Illust. and text in sepia. Comprehensive study of Anakie and the sapphire fields.

$25.00

[145] Stone, Colin. Running the Brumbies - True Adventures of a Modern Bushman. ill. Ingpen, Robert. Adelaide: Rigby, 1979. First Edition. 22cm x 15cm. Cloth. Very Good / Very Good. Blue cloth boards vg, slightly sunned near foot. White spine title vg. Unclipped d/j (now protected) slightly rubbed head and foot else vg. 144 pp, text block tight, text clean and bright. A genuine Australian autobiography, wryly humorous and full of colour and adventure.

$18.00

[SB520] Throssell, Harry. Where the Beech Tree Grows: The Story of Binna Burra. ill. Photographs. Brisbane: Binna Burra Lodge Ltd, 1984. First Edition. 24cm x 17cm. Soft Cover. Very Good / No Jacket - as Issued. 151 pp clean and tight. B/w and colour illust. History of the Binna Burra Lodge in Lamington National Park, Queensland. Appendices.

$30.00

[350] Turner, John. Photos of Old Newcastle : From Stockton to Minmi. ill. Sullivan, Jack. Stockton NSW: Hunter History Publications, 1980. First Edition. 28cm x 21cm. Soft Cover - Perfect Binding. Signed by Illustrator. Very Good / No Jacket - as Issued. Illust. paper cover mildly soiled, stain on back, else vg. 80 pp clean and tight. B/w illust throughout prepared and photographed by Jack Sullivan. End paper plan of Newcsatle District and map of tramways (1927). Places include - Stockton, Mayfield, Wickham, Carrington, Newcastle, Merewether, Hamilton, Adamstown, New Lambton, Lambton, Waratah, Wallsend and Minmi. Inscribed on title page by photographer Jack Sullivan.

$50.00

[SB541] Wallis, Helen (editor). Historians' Guide to Early British Maps : A Guide to the Location of Pre-1900 Maps of the British Isles Preserved in the United Kingdom and Ireland (RHS Guides and Handbooks Ser., No. 18). London: Offices of the Royal Society, 1994. First Edition. 24cm x 15cm. Cloth. Very Good / No Jacket - as Issued. Red cloth, gilt titles all vg. Covers mildly bumped. 465 pp clean and bright. # 18 in the Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks Series.

$35.00

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