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THE LIVING FLUTE (Includes CD)
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THE LIVING FLUTE (Includes CD)

By Turner, Barrie Carson

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1996. 48pp. CD undamaged. Colour, b/white and duotone halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Front board with CD window unmarked, rear board has small pressure indentations, a result of stacking with like books. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket features a forme-cut display window, else slight edgewear, and pressure indentations as per boards. Primarily for the younger and upcoming flautist, 'The Living Flute' is the perfect introduction to this remarkable instrument and the great music that has been written for it . . . Contents include: Prelims., Overture, Flute Family, History, How the Flute: Works/Is Made/ Is Played, Composer Biographies, CD Track Listings, Acks., Index. Item weight approx. 435g. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.99

LOOKING AT THE MIND
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LOOKING AT THE MIND

By Greene, Liz

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Childerset, 1977. 27pp., art-illustrated throughout (including endpapers) in colour and b/white. Book clean, Spine firm, but slightly canted. Mild dings and edgewear on art-illustrated gloss boards. Minimal flecking on endpapers, else leaves clean. Highly respected in the fields of astrology and astrological symbolism, Liz Greene (1946- ) also holds a doctorate in psychology and works as a counsellor. In this short volume she considers the 'mind' as distinct from the brain . . . probably "the first successful attempt to explain some of the mystery of the human mind to children in an interesting and simple way." An early publication in the broad career of Liz Greene, and extremely rare in the Australian edition. Book weight approx. 340g. . First Australian Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$42.47

THE SERIOUSLY WEIRD HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA  (Signed Copy)
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THE SERIOUSLY WEIRD HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA (Signed Copy)

By Bradby, Doug

West Lakes, South Australia: Seaview Press, 2007. vii, + 110pp., b/white cartoon-style illustrations by Carson Ellis. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author signature to dedication page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel. Bonus point: included with book, a 'Seriously Weird History of Australia' bookmark. From the rear panel: "This book isn't about trivializing or sensationalizing the Australian story. It is a lively narrative peppered with insightful and amusing cartoons outlining the main themes in Australian colonial history . . ." For secondary school children. Book weight approx. 170g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. Illus. by Carson Ellis. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

ROTTERS AND SQUATTERS 1820-1850
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ROTTERS AND SQUATTERS 1820-1850

By French, Jackie

Lindfield, NSW, Australia: Scholastic Press, 2007. 175pp., b/white cartoons and illustrations throughout by Peter Sheehan. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has two tiny corner creases. A stand-alone title in the 'Fair Dinkum Histories' series, for upper primary and lower secondary students. "Cannibal convicts, murdering squatters, sea captains who kidnapped their crew, poor farmers forced off their land - they had all come to the colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land to make better lives for themselves . . . It's history as you've never seen it." Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. Illus. by Peter Sheehan. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32

COOL CHRISSIE!     (Signed Copy)
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COOL CHRISSIE! (Signed Copy)

By Clark, Margaret

Milsons Point, N.S.W., Australia: Red Fox, 1998. 94pp., b/white illustrations throughout by Bettina Guthridge. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Personal inscription, signed and dated (25-12-98) by the author, else leaves clean and unmarked, albeit with a hint of tanning. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented only. " . . . a survival guide with cool jokes and lots of tips to give you a laugh and keep you sane in the Christmas silly season." Book weight approx. 115g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Illus. by Bettina Guthridge. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.91

REACHING THE SUMMIT : Sir Edmund Hillary's Story
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REACHING THE SUMMIT : Sir Edmund Hillary's Story

By Johnston, Alexa with Larsen, David

New South Wales, Australia: Puffin Books, 2007. 173pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first men to climb Mount Everest. Ed's dream had come true . . . Sir Ed's exciting, action-packed story, encompassing both the top and the bottom of the world." Book weight approx. 200g. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32

THE YEAR I WAS BORN : 1984

By Bates, Dianne

Carlton, Vic, Australia: Mooondrake, 1993. 48pp., colour illustrations throughout (art and photographic). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed. "What were you doing in 1984 when the top toys for Christmas were Michael Jackson dolls and A-Team Enforcer fans, when part of the smallest dinosaur in Australia was discovered, when a book written by a 13-year-old went on sale . . . a day-to-day listing of the weird, the wonderful, the historic and the record-breaking events of 1984 . . . " Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. Illus. by Deborah Coombs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.03

CHILD LABOR : Then and Now
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CHILD LABOR : Then and Now

By Greene, Laura Offenhartz

New York: Franklin Watts Inc., 1992. 144pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (several are confronting; all are poignant), plus art facsimiles. Book clean and square. Boards very good. Durable, faux-leather, library binding (un-issued). Leaves unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated (as poignant as text illustrations), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, else very good. Written for the advanced juvenile reader, this confronting survey of the history of child labor and its abuses, with an examination of what has been done to eliminate the exploitation of children at work, will move even the hardest-hearted adult . . . With an American focus, contents include: Prelims., 10 chapters, Notes & Sources, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 470g. . First Edition, 1st Impression.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$19.11

THE PUBERTY BOOK : A Guide for Children and Teenagers

By Wendy, Darvill, & Powell, Kelsey

Sydney, NSW, Australia: Hodder, 2003. ix, + 182pp., b/white cartoon-style illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Vaughan Duck) card wrapper nominally scuffed only. " . . . gives children and teenagers accurate and up-to-date information about themselves, their bodies, and growing up. In simple straightforward language the authors discuss the changes that happen at puberty, sex and sexuality, health and looking after yourself, relationships, pregnancy and birth . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. 3rd Edition, Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.49

THE ALPHASHELL BOOK : A Book About Molluscs of Australia for Children
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THE ALPHASHELL BOOK : A Book About Molluscs of Australia for Children

By Hunt, Helen

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Lothian Publishing, 1982. (vi) + 66pp., unpaginated colour plates, intext b/white halftone plates, plus sketches, and line-drawings, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards nominally bumped only. " . . . is a first book about molluscs of Australia for children . . . easy reference . . . alphabetical order . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Second Impression.. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.03

LET ME BE A FREE MAN: A Documentary History of Indian Resistance
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LET ME BE A FREE MAN: A Documentary History of Indian Resistance

By Katz, Jane B. (Compiler/Editor)

Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications, 1975. 183pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Original cloth boards lightly shelfworn. Supplier's stamp to ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn. Published for the juvenile library market, this volume is unissued thus, and devoid of any markings. This anthology of documentary history is in two 'parts': in the first, 'The Conquest', leaders such as Tecumseh, Black Hawk, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud and Geronimo tell of how they were robbed of their lands and freedoms by white invaders. In Part 2, 'The Recovery', native Americans describe their ongoing efforts to regain their land, rights, and control over their destiny. Book weight approx. 500g.. 1st Thus.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

EAGLE BOOK OF ROCKETS AND SPACE TRAVEL
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EAGLE BOOK OF ROCKETS AND SPACE TRAVEL

By Taylor, John W.R. and Allward, Maurice

London: Longacre Press, 1961. 192pp., intext b/white illustrations throughout; line-drawn and halftone plates. Book clean. Spine slightly cocked, several bumps and contusions there-on. Play grey boards ditto. Leaves randomly flecked. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and edgeworn, with closed tears and abrading. " . . . takes the readers behind the scenes at America's space station at Cape Canaveral, describing in detail all the exciting things that happen . . . " Chaptered contents, plus Index. Book weight approx. 810g.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good+/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.74

PARTY GAMES FUNBOOK
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PARTY GAMES FUNBOOK

By [Staff Writers]

London: Murrays Sales and Service, 1960. Unpaginated [80 pages]. B/white, illustrated games example on each page, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, but tanned. Corners bumped. Art-illustrated limp paper wrapper mildly bumped and creased. How to make and play a selection of indoor and outdoor party games for some good, old-fashioned, inexpensive fun! Book weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$11.32

WILD FAVOURS
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WILD FAVOURS

By Soper, Eileen A.

London: Hutchinson, 1963. 224pp., b/white, art-illustrated endpapers, and intext, wildlife illustrations throughout, artwork by the author/illustrator. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Random colour flecking on cloth. Original seller's sticker on front pastedown, otherwise leaves clean. Colour-art [Eileen A. Soper], loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped and slightly edgeworn only. "In this book the author has written of many first-hand experiences in the field and of the charm of birds and mammals with which she has associated, in her desire to sketch them in their natural environment..." Eileen A. Soper learnt the craft of engraving from her late father, branching into art, and becoming a highly successful book illustrator for such authors as Enid Blyton. Eileen A. Soper [b. 1905] died in 1990. Book weight approx. 550g. . First Edition. Original Blue Cloth HB & DJ. Good+. Illus. by Eileen A. Soper. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.79

WINNING CHESS PIECE BY PIECE
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WINNING CHESS PIECE BY PIECE

By Nottingham, Ted, Lawrence, al & Wade, Bob

New York: Sterling Publishing, 1998. 126pp., b/w, instructive illustrations throughout. Book clean, square, tight. Gloss illustrated boards. Name on ffep., else leaves clean. Primarily for the younger chess player with easy to read bold text and clear board diagrams, contents, sub-chaptered, include: A game called Chess, the Rook, Knight vs. Bishop, The King, The Queen, The Grandmasters, The End . . . and the beginning, Index. Book weight approx. 530g. . First Edition. Pictorial Boards Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$9.91

TEENTALK ANNUAL 1979
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TEENTALK ANNUAL 1979

Manchester, U.K.: World Distributors, 1978. 62pp., illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Book clean and square, spine firm. Slight laminate lift along gutters, mild scuff to foot, else very good. Leaves tanned, else clean. Numerous articles for teens, including: Stories, Picture stories, Good listening, Good looking, Good cooking, Make it yourself, Odds and ends, Talkabout, each chapter subchaptered. Book weight approx. 400g.. Laminated Boards. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$6.62

THE BADEN-POWELL STORY: The Boy's Life of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell
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THE BADEN-POWELL STORY: The Boy's Life of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell

By Bond, Geoffrey

London: Staples Press, 1955. 160pp., b/w illustrations throughout by Kenneth Brookes. Book square. Spine firm. Tanned endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Price-clipped, art illustrated dustjacket edgeworn, nipped, closed tears and foxing spots on reverse. The story, written for juveniles, of the diverse life of Lord Baden-Powell; humorist, writer, artist, soldier, and or course, the founder of The Scouting Movement . . . Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition. Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong]. Good/Fair +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$6.37

NEW THEORIES ON THE ORIGINS OF THE HUMAN RACE
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NEW THEORIES ON THE ORIGINS OF THE HUMAN RACE

By Lampton, Christopher

New York: Franklin Watts, 1989. 158pp., b/w illustrations and line drawings throughout. Library quality binding.Book, [unissued], is square, tight, clean, unmarked. Loose-plastic protected, illustrated dustjacket has nominal corner marks, a small closed tear and a crease on rear panel. Produced for the juvenile market, nonetheless an interesting book. Divided into four parts, chaptered contents include: Background, Tree of Life, Human Legacy, Missing Link, Molecular Link, Family Tree, Leakey Bush, Oldest Hominid?, The Way We Are, Upright and Quite Bright, more. Book weight approx. 500g. . First Edition. Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong]. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.32