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VELVET PEARS: Gardening by the Seasons at Foxglove Spires
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VELVET PEARS: Gardening by the Seasons at Foxglove Spires

By Southam, Susan

Millers Point, NSW, Australia: Murdoch Books, 2009. 291pp., colour-art garden plan, plus beautiful colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine very slightly canted only. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated matt boards negligibly edge rubbed and very slightly splayed. Attached ribbon bookmark. Book title and author to front panel of folded, illustrated obi band, synopsis at rear - "As a young bride, Susan Southam moved into a little weatherboard cottage sheltered by huge Norfolk pines at the foot of a purple mountain. Over the next twenty-five years, she transformed four hectares of bare paddock into a romantic garden planted in the English style. Here, at Foxglove Spires, one of Australia's best-loved gardens, Susan celebrates the romance and beauty of a country life, following the rhythm of the seasons as she creates beautiful rooms in her house and garden." Contents include: Foxglove Spires, The Story Begins - Childhood memories, A dream come true, Rose petals and pear blossom, Beauty restored, A tapestry of dreams. The Seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn. A fairy story. Acks. Book weight approx. 1.42 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover with Obi Band. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$41.84

KEEPING AND BREEDING AMPHIBIANS: Caecilians, Newts, Salamanders, Frogs and Toads

By Mattison, Chris

London: Blandford, 1993. 223pp., illustrated throughout: mostly identifying photographic colour plates, supported by several b/white halftone plates and line-drawings. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Amphibians, being creatures that spend their lives partly in water and partly on land, can pose particular problems when it comes to their care in captivity. The author, a noted herpetologist, provides explicit guidance in this ground-breaking book with much information available for the first time . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Editorial Note. Introduction. Part 1/ General Principles. 2/ Caecilians, Newts and Salamanders. 3/ Frogs and Toads. Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 555g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.43

AVRO SHACKLETON
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AVRO SHACKLETON

By Jones, Barry

Marlborough, Wiltshire, U.K.: The Crowood Press, 2002. 192pp., unpaginated colour-plate section. Intext b/white photographic halftone plates throughout (various sources). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain black boards nominally splayed, with a blind indentation on front board. Textblock pristine. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with a short closed tear plus a blind indentation (as front board). The Avro Shackleton was the final extension of a design that began with Britain's great wartime bomber - the Lancaster. Designed not for bombing but maritime reconnaissance, the Shackleton MR. 1 first flew in 1951, and despite nearly being retired in the 1970's, the craft as Shackleton MR. 2s remained in service until final retirement in 1991. This is the Avro Shackleton story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, 11 chapters. Appendices (3): Squadrons/Production/Conservation. Index. Book weight approx. 1.12 KG. *Customers 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.

$46.89

DIVING TO ADVENTURE: Harpoon and Camera Under the Sea

By Hass, Hans

London: Jarrolds Publishing (London) Ltd. , 1953. 235pp., b/white, photographic halftone plate frontispiece, plus like, unpaginated plates throughout (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue, original cloth boards undamaged. Toned free endpapers, an original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, a short, nondescript inscription on ffep., else blue-tinted top-edge textblock unmarked. Monochrome, halftone plate illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, slightly chipped, and abraded on spine. Translated from the German by Barrons Mussey. Aside from his prowess as a spear-fisherman, Hans Hass (1919-2003) was the leading underwater photographer of his generation - this title is a testament to that talent . . . Contents include: Prelims., 90 short chapters. Book weight approx. 480g. . Fourth Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.04

THE PIONEERS
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THE PIONEERS

By Prichard, Katharine Susannah

Adelaide, South Australia: Rigby Ltd., 1963. 255pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Plain blue boards undamaged. A former owner's name, plus an original seller's sticker, on ffep. Toned strips on free endpapers, else minor flecks on textblock foredge. Colour-art illustrated (D.L. Allnutt), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn and soiled, else just a hint of colour-fade on spine. Debut fiction, first published in 1915 (winning several prestigious awards) by Hodder and Stoughton, U.K. This revised edition published in 1963 after being long out of print (the author explains the need for the revision in her preface). Set in (South) Gippsland, Victoria, this is a powerful story of early settlers and their unwelcome neighbours - escaped convicts who crossed from Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) to mainland Australia . . . Contents include: Prelims, Preface, 48 chapters. Book weight approx. 280g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Revised Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$14.43

THE SEABIRDS OF AUSTRALIA
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THE SEABIRDS OF AUSTRALIA

By Lindsey, Terence R

North Ryde, N.S.W., Australia: Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1986. xv, + 518pp., colour-plate photographic illustrations throughout, together with small distribution maps, and several line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on heel. White title over undamaged black boards. Textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. This title, 'The Seabirds of Australia', is the third in the 'National Photographic Index of Australian Wildlife' series, each a stand-alone volume. This volume provides intimate glimpses of some of the least-known yet most fascinating of Australia's birds who are supremely adapted to marine or pelagic existence . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Penguins, Albatrosses. Petrels and Shearwaters. Storm Petrels. Diving Petrels. Pelicans. Darters. Cormorants. Frigate Birds. Tropic Birds. Eggs. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 2.18 KG. *Customers 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.

$79.35

WALKS OF THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA  (Fifth Edition - Revised, Updated and Expanded)
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WALKS OF THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA (Fifth Edition - Revised, Updated and Expanded)

By Martin, Ken

Australia: BAS Publishing, 2006. 203pp., colour plates and maps throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour, photographically-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and blind-indented only. Textblock unmarked, save for one formerly dog-eared leaf. This fifth revised, updated and expanded 2006 edition includes descriptions, maps and colour photos for 61 walks of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia - walks from an easy 15 minutes to a more challenging five plus hours . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, What to Take on Your Walk. List of Walks. The Walks and Maps. Index. Book weight approx. 455g. . Fifth Edition, Revised . Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.43

WINDOW TO BUSHLAND
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WINDOW TO BUSHLAND

By Keast, Dr. Allen

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: The Educational Press, 1959. 192pp., b/white frontispiece, and like halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain red boards undamaged. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped and mildly edgeworn only. Making suitable reading for both the individual nature lover and for schools, this book fills a need for a concise book on Australian animals, with most of the chapters based on articles by the author in 'The Australian Children's Newspaper'. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, chapters (22) (Animals and Insects). Glossary. Book weight approx. 405g. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.43

MILPERRA: The Road to Justice
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MILPERRA: The Road to Justice

By Stephenson, Ron

Sydney, NSW, Australia: New Holland Publishers, 2012. 158pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper slightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. On September 2nd, 1984, Father's Day, the Comanchero and the Bandidos bikie gangs waged war against each other at a bikie swap meet in the Sydney suburb of Milperra. Seven people were killed, including a fourteen-year-old girl, and others were injured in the car park of the Viking Tavern . . . The author was the Officer in Charge of the investigation that followed . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, 17 chapters. Epilogue. Book weight approx. 190g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Reprint. Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.76

THE POINT OF IT ALL: The Story of St Kilda Football Club
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THE POINT OF IT ALL: The Story of St Kilda Football Club

By Feldmann, Jules and Holmesby, Russell

Victoria, Australia: Playright Publishing, for St Kilda Football Club, 1992. 319pp., illustrated throughout: action and candid colour, sepia and b/white halftone plates, plus several cartoon-style drawings. Book clean. White titles over nominally canted spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Red tinted endpapers. Textblock unmarked. Photographic, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only, with a minor blind indentation on spine. This is the story of the St. Kilda Football Club - a club formed in 1873, but, despite having had some of Australian Rules Football's greatest players represent them the club has experienced the pinnacle of the sport - a premiership - just once . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, 18 chapters, Acks., St. Kilda Records (to 1991). Index. Book weight approx. 1.35kg. *Customers 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.

$101.00

CAPRICE OF JERSEY: The Rainy Family in Jersey, England and Australia
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CAPRICE OF JERSEY: The Rainy Family in Jersey, England and Australia

By Reynolds, Graeme

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia: Graeme A. Reynolds, 1983. 82pp., intext, b/white halftone plates and line-drawn maps throughout. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples clean, tight and unrusted. Printed card wrapper has a former owner's name on front, else a very soft corner crease and minor fleck to inside front wrap. Hand-stamped (88) on inner rear wrap which may be a limited edition number of an unknown print run. Unobtrusive underlining throughout, plus annotations on several pages, else textblock unmarked. Researched and compiled without the benefit of 'internet genealogy', the author has produced an interesting history of the Rainy family in England, the Channel Island of Jersey, and Australia. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Part 1/ The Lincolnshire Heritage. 2/ Edward and Martha. 3/ The First Generation. Book weight approx. 190g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover, Staplebound. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.64

MEN IN ARMS: A History of Warfare and Its Interrelationships with Western Society (Revised Edition)
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MEN IN ARMS: A History of Warfare and Its Interrelationships with Western Society (Revised Edition)

By Richard A. Preston, et al

London: Thames and Hudson, 1968. (xvi) + 406pp., intext b/white illustrations throughout: line-drawn maps, sketch-illustrations, plus a half-tone plate. Book clean and square. Red title over lightly bumped spine. Plain brown, original cloth boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Sketch-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, with a short closed tear, plus significant title colour fade on spine. This title, now revised, is a major work on the history of warfare in Western society, from the Persian Wars to the Cold War . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 19 chapters, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 530g. . 4th Edition (Revised) . Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.87

THE UNIVERSE IN A NUTSHELL
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THE UNIVERSE IN A NUTSHELL

By Hawking, Stephen

London: Bantam Press, 2001. viii, + 216pp, intext illustrations throughout: colour and monochrome plates, plus several line-drawings. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards minimally bumped on lower foredge corners. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. In this book, a sequel to his multi-million seller 'A Brief History of Time', Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) guides us on his search to uncover the secrets of the universe - from supergravitty to supersymmetry, from quantum theory to M-theory, from holography to duality . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword. 7 chapters. Glossary. Acks., Index. Book weight approx. 895g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Fourth Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.43

BOTHAM'S CENTURY: My 100 Great Cricketing Characters  (Signed Copy)
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BOTHAM'S CENTURY: My 100 Great Cricketing Characters (Signed Copy)

By Botham, Ian

London: CollinsWillow, 2001. 432pp., unpaginated, photographic colour-plate sections, plus b/white art-illustrated endpapers, frontispiece and intext sketches all by Ken Taylor. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Signed by the primary author (Ian Botham) on title page, else textblock age-toned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with a short closed tear, and sticker ghost on verso of rear flap. 'Botham's Century' is a unique collection of 100 unforgettable characters taken from his own personal 'scrapbook'. Players, umpires, mentors, commentators and more are in this list of 100 greats . . . Contents include: Prelims., The Greats (in alphabetical order). Book weight approx. 840g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Signed by Author. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.97

THE AUSTRALIANS AT THE BOER WAR
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THE AUSTRALIANS AT THE BOER WAR

By Wallace, R. L

Canberra, A.C.T., Australia: The Australian War Memorial and the Australian Government Printing Service , 1976. xv, + 420pp., tinted endpapers. Unpaginated b/white halftone plates (all called-for plates extant and attached). Intext, line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over mildly bumped spine. Ochre-coloured boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated ('Sergeant N.S.W. Mounted Rifles', Tom Roberts, 1896), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with creases and closed tears on rear panel. Although more than 16,000 enlisted men, and several thousand more paid private passage to fight in South Africa, relatively little is known of Australia's contribution to the British cause. In this book, arguably the best report of Australian involvement (1899-1902), the author provides a comprehensive record . . .Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 26 chapters (including Bibliography, Glossary and Index). Book weight approx. 930g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$32.46

KEITH MILLER: A Cricketing Biography
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KEITH MILLER: A Cricketing Biography

By Bose, Mihir

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: George Allen & Unwin, 1979. (xiii), + 175pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Keith Ross Miller (1919-2004), Australian cricketer extraordinaire, was arguably the best all-rounder of his generation both as a fearsome fast bowler and a dashing batsman. This book, by Indian-born Mihor Bose (b. 1947) is a full and meticulous account of Miller's cricketing exploits from school days, through his dramatic arrival on the international scene in the Victory matches of 1945, to his retirement after the summer of 1956 and his life after cricket . . . Contents include: Prelims., List of Plates. Acks. Foreword (Fred Trueman). Keith Miller - A Cricketing Biography. Statistical Appendix. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 445g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.99

THE PHILLIP ISLAND MURDER: The True Account of a Brutal Killing
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THE PHILLIP ISLAND MURDER: The True Account of a Brutal Killing

By Petraitis, Vikki, and Daley, Paul

Essendon, VIC, Australia: Pennon Publishing, 2004. 168pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, several minor repaired tears. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and creased, and has a former owner's details on inner front wrap. Textblock lightly bumped only. On September 23, 1986, the dead, mutilated body of an attractive 23 year old Beth Barnard was found in the bedroom of her remote farmhouse on Phillip Island, Victoria. Suspicion falls on the wife of Beth's married lover, however the wife has disappeared, and despite a coroner's finding of guilt, the crime has never been fully solved . . . Contents include: Prelims., Author Bios., Acks., Introduction, Map. 21 chapters. Epilogue. Book weight approx. 280g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Thus. Softcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.43

MOZART AND THE WHALE: An Unexpected Love Story
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MOZART AND THE WHALE: An Unexpected Love Story

By Newport, Jerry and Mary, with Dodd, Johnny

Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2007. 265pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good. From the rear panel: "What are the odds of two people meeting, falling in love, marrying, divorcing, both falling into depression and both attempting suicide - only to reunite, remarry and build a happy life together? When they met the connection between Jerry and Mary was instant. Both are highly intelligent, possessing astronomically high IQs, and are savants with remarkable powers: Jerry is a mathematical genius and Mary is a gifted composer and artist. But they also shared deeply troubled pasts and both had been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome . . . Today, after having weathered more storms than most people do in ten lifetimes, their union is stronger than ever." Contents include: Foreword, Prologue, 11 chapters, Acks. Book weight approx. 360g. . First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.54

BAD GIRLS & WICKED WOMEN
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BAD GIRLS & WICKED WOMEN

By Stradling, Jan

Millers Point, NSW, Australia: Pier 9 (Murdoch Books), 2010. 287pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Red cloth spine firm, white title there-on. Tiny spot to head of flapped card covers. Very small splash-stain to textblock head, else leaves unmarked. From the rear cover: "Breathtakingly shocking, at times inspiring and always riveting, these stories take the reader into the lives and times of 22 of history's most ruthless, ambitious women. Sassy, brilliant, vicious, cunning, unstable, tough-as-nails - they are products of their times, women who defied mainstream boundaries and ethics . . . " Includes Introduction, Index, Acks., Further Reading. Book weight approx. 805g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Reprint. Softcover with Cloth Spine . Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.54

IMAGES OF POWER: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley
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IMAGES OF POWER: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley

By Ryan, Judith with Akerman, Kim

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: National Gallery of Victoria, 2007. (viii), + 132pp. Colour-art and b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, minimally bumped and canted. Art-illustrated, flapped card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. 'Images of Power: Aboriginal Art of the Kimberley' is a N.G.V. (National Gallery of Victoria) exhibition catalogue of the unique Aboriginal art of the north western region of Western Australia. This 2007 printing is a revised edition of the original 1993 catalogue. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Foreword. Sponsors' Message. 9 chapters. Kimberley Chronology. Bibliography. Catalogue weight approx. 865g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Revised Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$28.86

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