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There are 314 books in this catalogue.
Morris, Jan:  MANHATTAN '45.
Book Number: 194
Faber 1987. 8vo. hardcover. 273pp. b/w illus. very good. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Autobiography and Biography
Price: $10.00


A. de Q. Robin:  Charles Perry, Bishop of Melbourne - The Chanlolenges of a Colonial Episcopate, 1847-76
Book Number: 652
University of Western Australia 1967 Excellent copy with maps on front and back ends, Illustrated with b&w photographs. D/w good.
Keywords: Anglican, diocese, clergy, Melbourne Grammer School, Geelong Grammer School, Trinity College, Ridley Hall, gold rush, theology, history, education, church
Price: $10.00


Munro, Craig:  Wild Man of Letters
Book Number: 1150
MUP Melbourne, 1984 Biblio & Index. V.G. with like d/w. well-researched and illustrated Follows Stephensen's career. Signed with dedication by author.
Keywords: biography of P.R. ('Inky') Stephensen, one of Australia's most remarkable men of letters youthful radicalism, fine press publishing in the U.K., Australian nationalist politics, to his absurdly unjust imprisonment during the second world war.
Price: $12.00


Barrie, J. M.:  J.M. Barrie and the Lost Boys
Book Number: 1295
Constable, London 1979 8vo. hardcover. 323pp. index. Very good+. / Very good+ d/w. Comprehensive biography of the author of Peter Pan. Profusely illustrated, family trees on end papers.
Keywords: peter pan, barrie
Price: $18.00


Rose, Phyllis::  Jazz Cleopatra Josephine Baker in her time
Book Number: 1656
Doubleday 1989; 1st Edition Hardback B&W Photographs xi, 321, [16] p., of plates ill. 24 cm. Fine condition. Fine dust jacket. Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975.
Keywords: Dancers France Biography.; Afro-American entertainers France Biography.; France Race relations.; United States Race relations.
Price: $18.00


Holmes, Richard:  Dr Johnson & Mr. Savage
Book Number: 2019
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1993 The relationship between Dr. Johnson and Richard Savage. 260 pages, including bibliography, appendices and index. Excellent copy in same d/w. Illustrated end pages, period illustrated chapter headings.
Keywords: biography, poet, tavern, social, playwrite, masterpiece, revolutionary, the bastard, london, richard savage, 1728, 1738, 1700's
Price: $15.00


A. Hayward, Mrs. Oliphant, editor:  Goethe
Book Number: 2223
William Blackwood and Sons 1878 Or. Green stamped cloth, clean, solid book, with little foxing on end pages. Copy solid and white.
Keywords: german, poetry, biography
Price: $15.00


Edited by Philip Ziegler:  The Diaries of Lord Louis Mountbatten, 1920-1922. Tours with the Prince of Wales
Book Number: 2228
London: William Collins Sons & Co, (1987). 1st Edition, VG, dj. Mountbatten kept a diary of his tours of Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan with the Prince of Wales., Extensively illustrated with maps and photographs., Photographs & Maps,
Keywords: Military Louis Mountbatten Royal Navy Viceroys India British India Raj
Price: $10.00


Struan Sutherland:  A Venomous Life
Book Number: 2346
Melbourne, Hyland House, 1998. Illustrated wraps. Interesting biography of ground breaking professor, who developed many new science techniques that are still ignored today.
Keywords: funnel-web spider, anti venom kits, vitro assays, antivenoms, scandle, biology
Price: $18.00


Ted Egan:  TED EGAN. An Autobiography - The Paperboy's War
Book Number: 2375
Kerr Publishing, Balmain. 1993. Excellent copy in same unclipped d/w. First edition. Illustrated with photographs, index.
Keywords: Australian Autobiography Music, melbourne, war, maratime, author, scholar
Price: $12.00


Greer, Germaine:  Daddy we hardly knew you
Book Number: 2682
Hamish Hamilton 1989 first grey boards, excelent copy, unclipped d/w, po name on title page. 'Jenny Walker' first edition. Grey end pages.
Keywords: biography australia fathers veterans daughters feminists disabled
Price: $10.00


Peter Z. Grossman:  American Express: the Unofficial History of the People Who Built the Great Financial Empire
Book Number: 2685
Crown Publishers, New York City, NY, 1987 First Black cloth spine on blue boards. First edition. Excellent copy in good unclipped d/w. How American Express began in the 1850s as a freight forwarder, and evolved into one of the largest and most powerful financial institutions in the world.. Index
Keywords: business, history, power, management, leadership
Price: $15.00


HAYDEN, BILL:  Bill Hayden An Autobiography.
Book Number: 2890
Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1996 First Edition; Thick 8vo; pp. xiv, 610; 61 illustrations, notes, index, dustjacket, fine copy.
Keywords: australian politics history biography governor general
Price: $12.00


Fairfax / Haire-Forster::  Memories of our Mother
Book Number: 2956
First 1962 limited printing. Hb, Bw and Col ill. Good pp84. Inscribed by Margurite Fairfax on fep.
Keywords: AUSTRALIA BIOGRAPHY GENEALOGY NEW SOUTH WALES
Price: $15.00


Marjorie Wymark:  Governor Macquarie and The Case for the Court-house Portrait.
Book Number: 3163
Hawkesbury Press 1975 wraps. Signed by author. Addendum Tipped in rear. 32pp. Good copy.
Keywords: Australian biography
Price: $15.00


CASH, Martin:  Martin Cash: The Bushranger of Van Diemen's Land In 1843-4 : A Personal Narrative of His Exploits in the Bush and His Experiences at Port Arthur and Norfolk Island
Book Number: 3179
Hobart. Walch. Tenth 1975 MARTIN CASH The Bushranger of Van Dieman's Land in 1843-4 ; 8vo. Paperback very good condition. 43rd thousand with illustrations.
Keywords: A personal narrative of his exploits in the bush and his experiences at Port Arthur and Norfolk Island.
Price: $8.00


Donald, David Herbert:  Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe.
Book Number: 3248
Little, Brown Boston 1987 In this biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Herbert Donald demonstrates that Wolfe was a boldly aware experimental artist, who deliberately pushed at the boundaries of the modern novel. 1st edition. Fine in vg. D/w.
Keywords: Tomas Wolfe
Price: $15.00


Ackroyd, Peter:  THE LIFE OF THOMAS MORE
Book Number: 3389
New York: Doubleday and Co., 1998 third printing, Hardback in Fine condition, Fine dust jacket., Octavo, 447 pages,
Keywords: Biography, church of england, henry the eighth,
Price: $12.00


Kay, June:  THE THIRTEENTH MOON
Book Number: 3433
Foyles Quality Book Club 1970 Boards, corners bumped, top edge soiled else v.g. in sl. def. d/w, illust., pp. 192.
Keywords: The author's life in Botswana (Bechuanaland). biography Africa Bechuanaland Botswana
Price: $12.00


Edel. Leon.:  Bloomsbury, a House of Lions.
Book Number: 3517
The Hogarth Press. 1979 first edition. Hardback. A very good copy in poor dustwrapper.
Keywords: Biography Genealogy Virginia Woolf
Price: $18.00


Cilento Lady, M.B. B.S.:  Lady Cilento, M.B. B.S. My Life
Book Number: 3850
 Sydney Methuen Haynes, 1987 Cloth. First Edition. 8vo. Very Good. minor wear to extremities. Near fine d/w. .
Keywords: Cilento Lady australian medical doctor medicine
Price: $9.00


Judd, Judy.:  Life & Limb: the highlights and traumas of Bobby Limb's days in TV and show Biz
Book Number: 3971
 Sydney. Horwitz Grahame. 1987 lge 8to. Soft cover. 140pp. +16pp. B/w plates. Very good+.
Keywords: australian television t.v. tv boby limb comedians humour
Price: $8.00


Henriksen, Aage:  Isak Dinesen - Karen Blixen
Book Number: 4022
 New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988. First edition stated. Hardcover. 8to. 197pp. Good copy in same unclipped d/w by Borowsky. Rough cut page ends.
Keywords: Isak Dinesen Karen Blixen danish literature out of africa
Price: $25.00


Hellman, Lillian:  Maybe
Book Number: 4279
Little Brown: Boston 1980 First Edition Or. Brown cloth in unclipped d/w, with rough cut pages. 102pp. Very Good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: This is based on Hellman's encounters with Sarah Cameron, whom she saw only intermittently over forty years--in Paris, New York, Rome and Hollywood, never with any degree of intimacy, yet Hellman h as created an intriguing and fascinating story.
Price: $10.00


Stanbury Thompson:  JOURNAL OF JOHN GABRIEL STEDMAN 1744-1797 Including an authentic account of his expedition to Surinam, in 1772
Book Number: 4464
London. Mitre Press. 1962. 437pp. 8vo. Original red cloth in d/w. Shelf wear on top and bottom of d/w. Illustrated with 17 plate and 5 intext illustrations.
Keywords: Gives a true picture of social, military and diplomatic life in the middle of the 18th century for a soldier
Price: $12.00


Isherwood, Christopher:  Lions and Shadows
Book Number: 4481
London: Hogarth Press, 1938 First Edition 8vo. Blue cloth hardcover with black lettering. 312pp.b/w frontispiece. Very good condition, minor wear to extremities, tiny chip back top of spine.foxing to endpapers. Dustwrapper is split along spine at front , chipped at edges, has small pieces missing top and bottom of spine, yelloing at edges and spine.
Keywords: isherwood biography writer author
Price: $75.00


Grogan, Emmett:  Ringolevio: A Life Played for Keeps
Book Number: 4488
London: Heinemann, 1972 red boards. Very Good/Very Good. Great Britain. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 498 pp. Minor foxing to page ends otherwise fine. D/w has 2 tears at top and one at the bottom. Illustrated with b/w photographs.
Keywords: irish american, new york, diggers of san francisco, Haight-Ashbury, ghettoes,
Price: $15.00


Mortimer, Penelope:  About Time Too 1940-1978
Book Number: 4525
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1993 8vo. Hard Cover. 219pp. + b/w plates. Index. Very Good/Very Good d/w. .
Keywords: mortimer john penelope writer author biography
Price: $12.00


Stone, Jean:  The Passionate Bibliophile. The story of Walter Stone, Australian bookman extraordinaire.
Book Number: 4530
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1988 8vo. Hardcover. 380pp. Index. B/w illus. Very good , small bookseller pastedown inside front cover. Minor bottom of spine. / very good d/w.
Keywords: books Bibliophile collector collecting Walter Stone biography editor publisher printer australian literature
Price: $15.00


Robert Phelps / Collette:  Earthly Paradise - Colette's Autobigraphy, drawn from the writings of her lifetime.
Book Number: 4606
1966 Farrar, Straus and Giroux Inc First Printing Rough cut page ends, brown cloth Very good in fair d/w - uncliped with shelf wear chips. Little yellowing on fep otherwise fine. Literary achivement - a personal myth whose image incarnates a point of view in human culture.
Keywords: Cheri, Gigi, Claudine, France, autobiography publisher, memoirs, portrait, notebooks, letter,
Price: $12.00



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