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VOICES IN THE STORM
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VOICES IN THE STORM

By Kaufmann, Walter

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: Australasian Book Society, 1953. 305pp. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly canted and bumped. Art-illustrated (Noel Counihan, 1913-1986) front, and photographic author portrait on rear, card wrapper lightly edgeworn and minimally soiled on rear panel. A short repaired tear on half-title page, textblock age-toned, else unmarked. This book is an extremely rare first edition of the author's debut novel. With Polish heritage, the German-born (19 January, 1924, as Jizchak Schmeidler) Australian (he arrived on the HMT Dunera in 1940) was inspired to write this novel, based on his own past, by Australian socialist authors such as Frank Hardy. It was, and remains, a powerful story of Nazi Germany . . . Contents include: Prelims., 5 'parts' (30 chapters). Author Bio. Book weight approx. 340g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$77.55

BRIDGE OF CLAY
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BRIDGE OF CLAY

By Zusak, Markus

Sydney, NSW, Australia: Picador (Pan Macmillian), 2018. 583pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. A multi-generational family saga. From the rear cover: "The Dunbar boys bring each other up in a house run by their own rules. A family of ramshackle tragedy - their mother is dead, their father has fled - they love and fight, and learn to reckon with the adult world. It is Clay, the quiet one, who will build a bridge; for his family, for his past, for his sins. He builds a bridge to transcend humanness. To survive. A miracle and nothing less . . . " Book weight approx. 730g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.51

FREDY NEPTUNE
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FREDY NEPTUNE

By Murray, Les

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Black Inc., 2007. 276pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. A Novel in Verse. From the rear panel: "Fredy Boettcher is no visionary. He embodies reaction, the humane sort most people have when brought up against the horror which visions and causes may bring. In World War I Turkey, the sight of women being burned alive by a mob causes him to lose his sense of touch, as if he was burned himself. He must conceal and try to use this curse-gift over much of his subsequent life, which involves travels around the world, including to Hollywood, Arabia and Hitler's Germany. Deliberately cast in non-literary language, Les Murray's profound study of moral shock teases out the potential for peace, still not fully realised, which lie in multiculture and mixed heritage." Contents include: Book I, II, III, IV and V. Afterword. Book weight approx. 375g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Second Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.28

THE THIRD SET
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THE THIRD SET

By Finch, Matthew

London: Dennis Dobson, 1957. 192pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock mildly tanned and flecked. Stylish, art-illustrated (Rudland), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, foxed on rear (text) panel, else small closed tear and several small (2mm) biopredation holes on front foredge fold. In keeping with his previous dental-themed books, the author Matthew Finch has created a story of a man, Ted Hogg, who has been left a large sum of money with the proviso that he does something really valuable for the community. After many attempts, he discovers a paste he hopes will be the answer to dentures . . . Contents include: Prelims., 18 chapters. Book weight approx. 355g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.69

THE MOZART MAULERS
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THE MOZART MAULERS

By Mode, Dorian

Camberwell, VIC, Australia: Penguin Books, 2004. 223pp., plus (vi). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour, photographically-illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock tanned, else unmarked. "I describe this memoir as a fictional autobiography . . . " Dorian Mode. From the rear cover: "A sensitive young musician is clinging to sanity. In order to banish his demons, Dorian Mode is forced to embark on a regime of 'anger therapy' (that is, sport). Boxing and fencing prove disastrous. And so is born the Mozart Maulers, an unlikely team of Conservatorium of Music students who are about to get pummelled black and blue on the playing fields of rugby league." Book weight approx. 245g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$22.56

THE HONOURABLE THIEF
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THE HONOURABLE THIEF

By Anastasios, Meaghan Wilson

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Pan Macmillan, 2018. viii, + 440pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good +. From the rear panel: "Istanbul, Turkey, 1955. Benedict Hitchens, once a world-renowned archaeologist, is now a discredited - but still rather charming - shell of his former self. Once full of optimism and adventure, his determination to prove that Achilles was a real historical figure led him to his greatest love, Karina, on the island of Crete and to his greatest downfall, following the disappearance of an enigmatic stranger, Eris. He has one last chance to restore his reputation, solve the mystery of Eris and prove his Achilles theory . . . " Book weight approx. 552g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.69

MURDER ON THE TRAP
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MURDER ON THE TRAP

By Smith, J. Preston

Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.: Durban House, 2004. 209pp., plus publisher promotional section at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn and indented only. From the rear panel: "Life has been pretty good to Ben Sandifer. After his tour in Vietnam he marries his childhood sweetheart, is a successful private investigator, and rides his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Then the murders begin on Curley Trap Road . . . " Book weight approx. 375g. . First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.69

THE MYSTIC MASSEUR
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THE MYSTIC MASSEUR

By Naipaul, V.S.

New York: The Vanguard Press, 1959. xii, + 215pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Bright title on spine and line-illustration on undamaged original black cloth boards. A former owner's signature on ffep., plus a gift inscription to that owner on half-title page, else textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated (R.F. Micklewright, 1923-2013), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn and colour-faded on spine. Debut fiction (first published by Andre Deutsch, London, 1957) by (Sir) V.S.Naipaul (1932-2018) who was later to win numerous prestigious literary awards including the Nobel Prize and the Booker Prize. In this 1st American Edition, V.S. Naipaul (born in Trinidad to Indian parents) sets the story in colonial Trinidad, and features Ganeash Rasumair, an unappreciated teacher who becomes a masseur, and from a masseur who is lacking talent he blossoms into a mystic one . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction (Lord David Cecil), 10 chapters, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 410g. . First U.S. Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.38

TARANTULA
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TARANTULA

By Dylan, Bob

New York: Scribner, 2004. xiv, + 137pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This book is Scribner's first trade paperback edition of the book that Bob Dylan wrote in 1966. 'Tarantula' existed for years only in dog-eared bootleg copies but was eventually published in 1971. The book captures the tone and spirit of the turbulent times in which it was written . . . Book weight approx. 150g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.69

A THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD (Signed Copy)
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A THOUSAND PIECES OF GOLD (Signed Copy)

By Yen Mah, Adeline

London (Printed in Australia): HarperCollins Publishers, 2002. xxiv, + 310pp., b/white halftone plate chapter headers, plus several line-drawings and map. Book clean and square. Spine firm, minimally bumped. Plain tan boards undamaged. Signed by author on title page, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. "Adeline Yen Mah combines historical narrative with personal insights from her own life to illustrate the relevance and influence of proverbs in contemporary situations. Her unique perspective allows her to create a window into Chinese culture for Western readers." Contents include: Prelims., Notes on Pronunciation. Preface, 18 chapters, List of Proverbs, Index. Book weight approx. 515g. . Signed by Author. 1st UK Edition, 1st Impression . Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.20

WHERE THE REKOHU BONE SINGS
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WHERE THE REKOHU BONE SINGS

By Makereti, Tina

Auckland, New Zealand: Vintage (Random House N.Z.) Assisted by Creative New Zealand, 2014. 278pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated (Veronica Gradinariu) card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Debut fiction for New Zealander Tina Makereti. From the rear cover: "From the Chatham Islands/Rekohu to London, from 1835 to the 21st century, this quietly powerful and compelling story confronts the complexity of being Moriori, Maori and Pakeha." Contents include: Prelims., Part 1/ Calling the Old Bones Down. 2/ 'And the Stirrings of their Hearts Quivered . . . '. 3/ And Still We Are. Author's Note, Acks. Book weight approx. 380g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.51

THE COSMIC TRILOGY: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength
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THE COSMIC TRILOGY: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength

By Lewis, C.S.

London: The Bodley Head , 1990. 651pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm, but mildly head-bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated (Brian Froud), loose-plastic protected dustjacket neatly price-clipped, lightly edgeworn, and chipped on head of spine with a hint of colour fade on same. From the dustjacket flap: " 'The Cosmic Trilogy' relates the interplanetary travels of Ransom, C.S. Lewis's ill-informed and terrified victim who leaves Earth much against his will and who, in the first book of the trilogy, 'Out of the Silent Planet', published by The Bodley Head in 1938, encounters the imaginary and delightful world of Malacandra. In the second book, 'Perelandra' (1943), Ransom is transported to a world of sweet smells and delicious tastes, a new Garden of Eden in which is enacted, with a difference, the story of the Temptation. 'That Hideous Strength' (1945) completes the trilogy and find Dr Ransom returned from his travels in space and living in an English university town - where the Senior Common Room is given a mysterious depth, a more than earthly dimension which such things, in the author's view, always have in life." Book weight approx. 1.02 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Thus, Second Impression . Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$70.50

THE SPYMASTER
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THE SPYMASTER

By Oppenheim, E. Phillips

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1950. 256pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, chipped on head and heel. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, with a short, closed tear and several pressure marks. Textblock tanned, with small flecks on half-title page. A title in the Hodder and Stoughton 'Paper Yellow Jacket' series, "The Spymaster" is a thriller of international intrigue set in London in the years before World War Two. The story unfolds over 31 chapters. Book weight approx. 195g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Reprint. Softcover. Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$11.28

ALIEN RESCUE and Other Stories . . . (Signed Copy)
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ALIEN RESCUE and Other Stories . . . (Signed Copy)

By Stacey, L.M.

Mornington, Victoria, Australia: Author (L.M. Stacey) Printed By Morningside Printers, 1998. v, + 139pp. Book clean and square. A soft reading crease on lightly bumped spine. Colour-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, with a short, oblique crease on rear upper foredge corner. A short personal inscription, signed and dated by the author on title page, else textblock unmarked. This book is a collection of short stories from the pen of Mornington Peninsula (Victoria)-based author L. (Lili) M. Stacey. The first story is "Alien Rescue", and the last story is "Do-Gooder". Book weight approx. 205g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.10

THE ROAD TO YESTERDAY
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THE ROAD TO YESTERDAY

By Montgomery, L. M.

London: Angus & Robertson, 1975. (vii), + 251pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped. Plain grey boards minimally bumped on foredge corners, else front board mildly pressure marked. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated (colour-art front, and duotone photographic author portrait rear), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, and pressure marked on front panel. The manuscript for this book was found in its original form by Dr. Stuart MacDonald (the author's son) among her personal papers and other effects after her death in 1942. Broken into 14 short stories, again set on the 'Island' (Canada's Prince Edward Island), in the immediate pre-World War Two period, with Anne now Mrs Blythe, married with grown-up children. Contents include: Prelims., Publisher's Foreword, 14 stories. Book weight approx. 460g. . First U.K. Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.51

WE ALL HAVE SECRETS
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WE ALL HAVE SECRETS

By Bradley, Elsie

Glen Waverley, VIC, Australia: Sid Harta Publishers, 2015. 315pp., plus (iv). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. An endearingly intimate novel about women sharing secrets. Six women, all over 50, have met each month for over eight years to discuss books they have read. Bored with chicklit and fantasy, they decide to write their own book. One of the group, Lucy, is the first to say "Ten years ago I . . . " and reveals previously hidden secrets. The others feel free to be as honest when they tell their own stories which include lovers, swingers, death and divorce . . . Book weight approx. 390g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.15

THE GLASS HOUSE
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THE GLASS HOUSE

By Hartnett, Sonya

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Pan Books (Australia), 1990. 189pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper edgeworn, bumped and chipped on foredge corners, foxing splotches on plain inner covers, plus a short, repaired tear on foredge. Textblock evenly toned, remainder strip on foot, else unmarked. This title, from a young Sonya Hartnett, is extremely scarce, with, at the time of listing, no other copy available for sale via the internet. It is a relationship-based novel, involving six people in their early twenties who meet regularly at the local suburban pub, 'The Glass House'. Tory, Liam, Faine, Henry, Katrina and Simon are friends who, for the most part, meet to get drunk, exchange stories, and they have few inhibitions between them . . . Book weight approx. 155g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.20

SCREAM AND SHOUT!
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SCREAM AND SHOUT!

By Watts, Peter

London: Corgi Books, 1966. 256pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, minor bump on head. Colour-art illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Textblock age-toned, and has an unobtrusive remainder strip on head abutting spine, else leaves unmarked. An early rock and roll novel which follows the fortunes of a boy who played the guitar - maybe a bit too well - maybe had a voice. Together with a few of the lads he is soon spotted by the agent who will make him a star. All too soon it happens, and he is at the top of the pops . . . then the glitter fades . . . Book weight approx. 200g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$22.56

JOHN WAYNE: A Novel
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JOHN WAYNE: A Novel

By Barden, Dan

New York: Anchor Books (Doubleday), 1998. (ix) + 179pp. B/white halftone plate frontispiece (John Wayne movie still - courtesy Bettman archive). Book clean. Spine firm, nominally canted. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Textblock unmarked. An interesting imaginative work of fiction/part memoir. The author manages to intersect the story of John Wayne with the story of the Bardens . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, 8 chapters. Book weight approx. 165g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.28

THE ADVENTURES OF ONE ON THE RAILWAYS
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THE ADVENTURES OF ONE ON THE RAILWAYS

By Ashley, John Anthony

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Author / FFFL Productions, 2009. 92pp., several b/white halftone plate illustrations. Book clean and square. Colour-plate illustrated card wrapper slightly wavy, else very good. Textblock unmarked. From the author of "The Gathering of The Fairy Horses" comes the story of 'One', a character who sees no bad in anyone. Set in the year 2010, within a multicultural "Aussie Land" the story follows the fortunes of 'One', who goes from a baby in an orphanage to a youth on a farm, to the army, prison service, catering school, and disability services to an employee in the railways services. Along the way he experiences many adventures. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, 13 chapters. Book weight approx. 155g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.58

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