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Alma Doepel. The History of an Australian Schooner 1903-1975

By: McDonell, Captain Ralph

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Australia, Published By the Author? Printed By Brown Prior Anderson,: 1988

Edition: Presumed First Australian Edition?

Seller ID: 113422

ISBN: 0731619315

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Very Good Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is Not clipped, but there is a little light wear to the edges, and the d/j base colour to the spine and to part of the covers has faded. The lettering to the spine of the d/j is clear but due to the fading has turned from (presumably? ) brown to blue. The d/j is complete and now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and lo... View more info

Morgan's Colonial Methodism in South Australia . An Annotated Pictorial Account of Aspects of Methodism 1836-1900

By: Morgan, Jack Vincent

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Lynton: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112690

ISBN: 0869460404

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


White illustrated cloth bound boards with black titling to the spine and front cover. Housed in the publisher's untitled and clear plastic cover. There area few very light brown stain marks to the cloth covers, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 64 pp. Illustrated with b/w line drawings. Overall, this is a Clean, Tight and Bright, 'Very Good Plus' copy. "Reverend Jack Morgan has not only preserved certain buildings of architectural or historical inte... View more info

Verse from Maori Myth and Legend

By: MORIARTY, L. F.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ilfracombe, Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd: 1958

Edition: First UK

Seller ID: 107163

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


These verses are as the title indicates derivations from, rather than expositions of some of the Maori myths and legends. The story of Pania of the Reef has not been published previously in book form, as far as can be ascertained. That which appears here is built from the brief inscription beneath the Napier bronze. NOT PRICE CLIPPED, edgeworn, spine dirty, clean red/orange boards with clear titling to spine, Name/writing on front pastedown, 78pp, ; 107163; 8vo View more info

Characters and Capers

By: Morley, Alf; Peter Blood

Price: £38.00

Publisher: Maryborough, Pyreness Press Pty. Ltd.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 110918

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Presentation Copy Signed by the Author. Matt pictorial card covers. No Dustjacket, presumed as issued. The covers may have shelf-wear and smudges/scratches but this may be part of the design, otherwise there are No other Inscriptions or Marks. 357 pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Overall, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "Alf's story is more than just a record of a stumbling through life. It's a real commentary on our society, a t... View more info

A Taupo Season. A Bedside Book for Trout Fishermen

By: Parsons, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Auckland, Sydney, London, Collins: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106698

ISBN: 0002169452

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


NO INSCRIPTIONS, NOT PRICE CLIPPED but front and rear flaps stuck to pastedowns with clear tape. First two lines of text to front flap has been circled with pen. Some surface tears to front/rear pastedowns. 227pp, illustrated with colour and black/white photographs. Internally EXCELLENT. CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT. ; 106698; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Poems of Banjo Paterson

By: Paterson, Banjo, Illustrated by Hart Pro

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Ure Smith: 1976

Edition: 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 000084

ISBN: 0701813792

Condition: Near Fine


Laminated Pictorial Boards. Fine/Near Fine. 3rd Impression. 4to. Illustrated in full colour. The poems of outback poet Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson who gave the world "Waltzing Matilda' and 'The Man from Snowy River.' Each poem is accompanied by Hart's distinctive artwork, all in full color. Fast Fact: Hart is the world's only artist whose works can be identified by his own DNA sample. The poetry of Banjo Paterson captures the spirit of the Australian outback and t... View more info

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The Life and Times of Thomas Frederick MERRY and of His Family

By: Pearn Vera

Price: £175.00

Publisher: Stafford, Queensland, Australia., Amphion Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113918

ISBN: 0646518240

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. A corner crease to the bottom of the rear cover, and a little very light 'toning' and a few spots from storage, to the page fore-edges, otherwise EXCELLENT - Near As New. Internally near MINT. (viii) + 367 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w, with archive photos and informational prints, certificates, maps, charts, etc, etc. Appendices; References and Notes; Index. "Thomas Frederick Merry (1829-1911) , Draper, emigrate... View more info

A Pictorial History of Australia (Revised Edition)

By: Rienits, Rex and Thea

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Summit Books: 1980

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 110556

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


"This Revised Edition brings Australia's History up to the present day (1977/80)." . In the original publisher's glossy full colour pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. The covers have a little creasing/knocking to the corners of the book, the bottom front corner in particular which looks burnt at the tip (? ) , and some negligible edgewear to the head/tail and edges of the covers, o/w the covers are Clean, Tight and Near Fine. There are a couple of sm... View more info

A Pictorial History of Australia (Revised Edition)

By: Rienits, Rex and Thea

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Summit Books: 1980

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 112343

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


"This Revised Edition brings Australia's History up to the present day (1977/80)." . In the original publisher's glossy full colour pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. The covers have a little creasing/knocking to the corners of the book, the bottom front corner in particular which looks burnt at the very tip (? ) , and some negligible edgewear to the head/tail and edges of the covers, o/w the covers are Clean, Tight and Near Fine. There are a couple ... View more info

Pears Encyclopaedia of Myths and Legends. (4 volumes) Western and Northern Europe, Central and Southern Africa. The Orient. Oceania and Australia, the Americas. Ancient Near and Middle East Ancient Greece and Rome.

By: Savill, Shiela (Geoffrey Parrinder, Mary Barker, Christopher Cook, Elizabeth Locke)

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1976/8

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112653

ISBN: 0720709318

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


An Ex-REFERENCE Library set. The Complete FOUR (4) volume Set each in their original pictorial d/js, which are very slightly sunned, but all titling is VERY clear and bright. NOT PRICE CLIPPED. Each volume in black boards, with gilt titling to spine, extremities rubbed, corners and head/tail of spine a little bumped here and there. All FIRST EDITIONS 1976/1977/1977/1978. A black and white frontispiece to each volume. 223/191/223/247pp - per volume respectively. Profusely... View more info

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Remarks on a Passage to Botany Bay 1787-1792. A First Fleet Journal

By: Scott James

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, The Trustees of New South Wales in Association With Angus and Robertson: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113979

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Bound in fine scarlet-red cloth with very bright gilt titling to the spine, in the original dustjacket. The book is in near fine condition. The dustjacket is in very good minus condition. The d/j is Complete but with some sunning/browning to the spine/edges and some light fading to the rear cover of the d/j. The dustjacket also has two smallish 'closed' tears both of which are now neatly repaired to the reverse of the d/j with clear archive tape. The sunning/discolourati... View more info

The Discovery of Australia

By: Sharp Andrew

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Oxford At the Clarenden Press: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 48151

ISBN: 0198215223

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Dark Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's (slightly stained) lettered dustjacket. Ex Library copy with the usual markings. Protected in the usual clear old plastic library jacket. (xii) + 338 pp. LACKS half of the first page! Therefore Sold as a Working/Reading copy only. All else is Complete including the b/w folding Map, and other b/w maps etc. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Looking Back A Photographic History of New Zealand

By: Sinclair, Keith & Wendy Harrex

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Wellington, London Bookshops Limited: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110527

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Laminated pictorial card covers with black titling to the spine. No dustjacket as issued. There is a small crease line to the back cover with some minor surface loss. Otherwise No Inscriptions or other Marks. 240pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w. Index. Apart from the crease line, as mentioned above, this is an Excellent, Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. " The photographs collected here provide a visual record of life in New Zealand from about 1850 to the... View more info

War of the Warramullas

By: Terry, Michael

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale & Company: 1975

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: 7731

ISBN: 0709150105

Condition: Fair in Good+ dust jacket


Red boards with white titling to the spine. In the original publisher's Pictorial dustjacket. Ex library usual stamps marks, etc. Reading copy only. Grubby marks on various pages. 171 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Sold as a working/reading copy only. Fascinating reading about Aboriginal lifestyles within the Warramullas tribe. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Image for The Parrots of Australasia - Large Chromolithographic ORIGINAL Print from ' the Boys Own Paper' Circa 1885.

The Parrots of Australasia - Large Chromolithographic ORIGINAL Print from ' the Boys Own Paper' Circa 1885.

By: The Boy's Own Paper

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Banks & Co: 1885

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 114546

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A really lovely bright and colourful antique chromolithograph entitled "The Parrots of Australasia" which illustrates up to fifty birds. This illustration comes from the 1885 Victorian publication "The Boy's Own Paper". NO KEY/Text to the print. 2 crease lines from where the print was folded into the book - but easily 'tinted' out for framing. Loss to the bottom left hand blank corner but not affecting the print or text. SIZE of print 15.5" x 10.2"... View more info

A Collection of Australian Bush Verse

By: Various Authors

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Australia, Peter Antill Rose and Associates Pty Ltd: 1989

Seller ID: 000088


Laminated Pictorial Boards. Near Fine/Near Fine. First Edition. 4to Oblong. this collection of Australian Bus Verse brings to life characters through the poetry of Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Adam Lindsay Gordon and others. Unique photography of Gary Lewis makes you realise life might not be so different today out beyond the Black Stump, if we cared to take the time to look. Words to old Australian verse, and background stories of explanation. Colour photos throughout.... View more info

Image for The Lady's Realm . An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Volume XXII (22) May 1907 to October 1907

The Lady's Realm . An Illustrated Monthly Magazine Volume XXII (22) May 1907 to October 1907

By: Various. Including Walter de la Mare; H. Rider Haggard; Laurence Houseman; H. C. Bailey; Robert Hichens , etc, etc

Price: £49.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson and Co: 1907

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113006

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Handsomely bound in the original maroon cloth boards with stamped decoration and bright gilt titling/blocking to the spine (slightly rubbed) and with the Title/other detail picked out on two bright gilt decorated blocks, to front cover. The tips of the corners and the head/tail of the spine and on the front edge are also slightly rubbed and 'bumped'. There is a (faded) presentation note "Swansea Oxford St School Girl's Dept....1912" to the front pastedown. No oth... View more info

From a Chair in the Sun The Life of Ethel Turner

By: Yarwood, A.T.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Australia, Viking: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108689

ISBN: 0670837172

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Brown boards with bright white titling to the spine. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. Dustjacket is Not price-clipped. Now protected in a clear plastic cover. First Edition with the correct number string - 10, 9, 8,7,6, 5,4,3,2,1. White endpapers printed with Ethel Turner Ex Libris book plate. The book may lack the half-title, there is a leaf missing - but I 'm not quite sure whether it was a half title or just a blank leaf? . Its loss is hardly notica... View more info