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THE PLEASURE OF READING
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THE PLEASURE OF READING

By Fraser, Antonia (Edited by)

London: Bloomsbury, 1992. 252pp., plus Index. Colour-art illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black cloth boards undamaged. Leaves clean and crisp. Montage, art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased only. "To celebrate the bi-centenary of W.H. Smith, Antonia Fraser, herself an addict of the written word, has brought together forty leading writers to reveal their own literary loves . . . Accompanying each of the pieces, which are by turns moving, funny and exhilarating, are specially-commissioned illustrations by forty illustrators." Book weight approx. 1.12 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.57

THE CRUCIBLE IN HISTORY and Other Essays
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THE CRUCIBLE IN HISTORY and Other Essays

By Miller, Arthur

London: Methuen, 2000. 74pp. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket in excellent condition. " . . . Arthur Miller's candid reflection on the post-war climate of suspicion and paranoia which led to his writing 'The Crucible', his cri de coeur against the destruction of lives and reputations in an America in which trust and innocence were sacrificed to political hysteria . . . In two other essays included here, Miller looks back at the writing of 'Death of a Salesman' on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, and reflects on the inspiration for 'The Price'. Book weight approx. 165g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Second Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$11.32

A GUIDE TO BOOK CONTRACTS

By [None noted] [Committee of Management members]

New South Wales, Australia: Australian Society of Authors, 1973. 51pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over blue cloth spine. Undamaged original blue cloth boards. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with a closed tear, significant colour fading (particularly spine), and general abrading. A revised edition of this guide that seeks to give new and budding writers a better understanding of what is involved in contracts between publisher and author, and what is reasonable publishing practice c. 1970s . . . Contents include: Prelims., 36 chapters. Book weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Revised Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32

1001 BOOKS You Must Read Before You Die
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1001 BOOKS You Must Read Before You Die

By Boxall, Peter (General Editor)

London: Quintet/New Burlington Books, 2006. 960pp., over 600 full-colour illustrations of book covers and frontispieces, posters and other contextual images, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft vertical crease to a small section at front of book. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Preface by Peter Ackroyd. "A comprehensive reference source, chronicling the history of the novel . . . offers concise, critical insight into the books and the writers that have excited the world's imagination . . . discover the stories behind the adjectives: Dickensian, Kafkaesque, Rabelaisian . . . and the writers behind the stories . . . explore the greatest novels of all time . . ." Contents include: Preface, Intro., Contributors, Title Index, Pre-1700, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s, Author Index, General Index. Book weight approx. 1.9 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.23

INDUSTRIAL PUBLISHING : The Foundation Principles, Functions, Methods, and General Practice

By Swetland, Horace M. (Edited and Revised by)

New York: New York Business Publishers Association, 1923. xx, + 289pp., intext diagrams. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Bright gilt titles over lightly bumped dark green original cloth boards, which are trivially flecked. Random foxing flecks and splotches throughout textblock, plus a double keyhole punch (somebody's practice?) on ffep. No dustjacket. Primarily concerned with the practice of industrial journal publishing in the early 1920s, the contents of this textbook, although somewhat dated, would be of interest to most wordsmiths . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 12 chapters. Book weight approx. 540g. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.57

THE ILLUMINATED BOOKS OF THE MIDDLE AGES

By Humphreys, Henry Noel

London: Bracken Books, 1995. (iv) + 126pp., exquisite full-colour illuminations throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid gilt title on lightly bumped spine. Plain boards minimally shelfworn only. Minor tape ghost on ffep., a security sticker affixed to rear pastedown, leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated dustjacket nominally bumped only. "An account of the development and progress of the art of illumination, as a distinct branch of pictorial ornamentation, from the IVth to the XVIIth centuries." Contents include: Prelims., Intro: Peter Murray Jones. Intro: Henry Noel Humphreys. List of some of the most remarkable illuminated books of the Middle Ages, List of Plates. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First Thus, Reprint. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good +. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$23.36

WRITERS ALIVE! Current Australian Authors for Children
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WRITERS ALIVE! Current Australian Authors for Children

By Walker, Maxine

Bayswater, Western Australia: Westbooks, 1977. viii, + 112pp. Book clean and square. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn, and lightly soiled on rear wrap. A compilation of Australian childrens' authors, and their published works for the contemporary juvenile reader of the 1970s. Notable names include: Mavis Thorpe Clark, Ruth Park, Ivan Southall, Joan Phipson, Colin Thiele and Patricia Wrightson. There is also a chapter on recent picture books. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.37

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN. A Select List: Ninth Edition
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BOOKS FOR CHILDREN. A Select List: Ninth Edition

By Nelson, Eileen, and Benness, Glenda (Edited by)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Children's Book Council of Australia (Victorian Branch), 1986. 124pp., plus (iv), intext, b/white illustrations throughout. Staplebound (saddle-stitch format). Book clean and square. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Walter McVitty) limp card wrapper lightly edgeworn, and has several small areas of surface biopredation. Compiled by the prestigious "Children's Book Council of Australia" (Victorian Branch) is the recommended list of best books for children. It includes First Books, Picture Books, Books for Sharing, Controlled Vocabulary, Older Readers, Poetry and Verse, Teenage Fiction, more. Awards and Index. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . 9th Edition. Softcover (Staplebound). Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.79

GOOD WRITERS FOR YOUNG READERS
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GOOD WRITERS FOR YOUNG READERS

By Butts, Dennis (Edited by)

St Albans, Hertfordshire, Great Britain: Hart-Davis Educational, 1977. 144pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Text-block edges flecked, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and creased. Critical essays on a range of children's authors, plus a revue of British picture books since 1960. Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Softcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.79

HUMOROUS BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
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HUMOROUS BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

By Salway, Lance

Stroud, Glos., Great Britain: The Thimble Press, 1980. 46pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitch booklet clean and square. Staples firm. Random splotches on text-block leaves. Printed card wrapper lightly edgeworn, bumped and abraded, plus mildly flecked and soiled on rear (text) panel. A selection of over 100 humorous books for children, chosen by Lance Salway-writer, translator, editor and librarian of children's books. This 2nd edition references picture books, novels, poetry, and collections of jokes and riddles. Within the text the author annotations include recommendations for a further 150 titles. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 100g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . 2nd Edition. Softcover (Staplebound). Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.91

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BOOK MARKETING
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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BOOK MARKETING

By Cole, David

New York: Allworth Press, 1999. xvii, + 267pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. ".provides publishers, authors, self-publishers, and publishing staff with practical and effective strategies for reaching the largest possible audience. Covers all facets of book marketing. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 500g. . 1st Impression.. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.62