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There are 146 books in this catalogue.
Requiem for a Wren
SHUTE, Neville
Book Number: 66189
ISBN: 
London: William Heinemann, 1955. 1st edition. 8vo. Red boards. Good, foxing to endpapers, minor damage to cover. / no d/w.
Price: $10.00


There'll Be New Dreams
McLaren, Philip
Book Number: 66200
ISBN: 1875641769
Magabala Books, Broome, Western Australia, 2001 8vo. softcover. 309pp. Very good, spine faded, light toning to page edges.
Price: $15.00


Play Little Victims
Cook, Kenneth illustrated by Megan Gressor
Book Number: 66118
ISBN: 0080231233
Sydney. Pergamon Press 1978 First Edition. 8vo. hardcover. 87pp. b/w illus. Near fine, review slip stapled to fep. / very good d/w with some rubbing and some small chips on corners.
Price: $175.00


The boy in the bush
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert)
Book Number: 66073
ISBN: 0333299787
South Melbourne Macmillan 1980 8vo hardcover 276pp. good+, foxing, mainly on edges. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00


Letters from Holman's Find
Hummerston, Ian
Book Number: 65887
ISBN: 9781921206962
Sid Harta, Australia, 2008. 8vo. softcover. 260pp. b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $10.00


Pastoral
Shute, Nevil - Illustrations by Rosemary Neale
Book Number: 65884
ISBN: 
William Heinemann, London, 1945. 1st Australian edition. 8vo. hardcover. 219pp. Good+, outer page edges toned. / Fair, chipped d/w.
Price: $12.00


Blood Stains the Wattle
De Lacy, Keith
Book Number: 65860
ISBN: 1876780223
Central Queensland University Press Rockhampton 2002. 8vo. softcover. 289pp. Very good, inscribed & signed by author.
Price: $15.00


Rum and Coca-Cola
de Boissiere, Ralph
Book Number: 65840
ISBN: 
Australasian Book Society, Melbourne, 1956. 8vo. softcover. 314pp. Good, cover faded. For ambitious Mopsy, Fred, a union activist, and Indra, an educated Indian woman, the arrival of American soldiers means Trinidad will never be the same
Price: $25.00


The Harp in the South.
Park, Ruth
Book Number: 65812
ISBN: 0207170673
Angus & Robertson, Sydney 1991. Small 4to. hardcover. 252pp. b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00


Backhouse and Walker: A Quaker View of the Australian Colonies 1832-1838.
Oats, William Nicolle
Book Number: 65787
ISBN: 0908528094
Blubber Head Press, Hobart 1981. 8vo. softcover. 76pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+.
Price: $15.00


Asian Dawn
Wilding, Michael
Book Number: 65769
ISBN: 9781921875397
Arcadia, Australia, 2013. 8vo. softcover. 226pp. Very good.
Price: $18.00


Catastrophe of an Old Man
Shrubb, Peter
Book Number: 65668
ISBN: 1876192011
Quakers Hill Press, Sydney, 1996. 8vo. softcover. 274pp. Very good+.
Price: $15.00


Salty Seadogs and Surfers
Borsini, JP
Book Number: 65558
ISBN: 9780980351057
Three Things Publishing, Australia 2014. 8vo. softcover. 305pp. Very good.
Price: $18.00


The Pilo Family Circus
Elliott, Will
Book Number: 65529
ISBN: 9780733319815
ABC Books, Sydney, 2006. 8vo. softcover. 312pp. Near Fine.
Price: $12.00


Boney: Man of Two Tribes (Bony)
Upfield, Arthur
Book Number: 65373
ISBN: 
Arkon, Australia 1972 8vo. softcover. 215pp. Very good, spine slanted.
Price: $45.00


Queen Emma of the South Seas
Dutton, Geoffrey
Book Number: 65339
ISBN: 0333210387
Macmillan, Melbourne, 1976. First Edition. 8vo. hardcover. 283pp. Very good, light foxing to outer edge of text block, 3 tiny chips to cloth on front fold of spine. / Very good d/w creased on top edge.
Price: $65.00


The Apple of Happiness
Turner, Ethel
Book Number: 65316
ISBN: 
Hodder & Stoughton, N.D. 8vo. hardcover. 275pp. 3 colour plates, missing frontis. Fair, hinges split(repaired), cover rubbed, spine faded.
Price: $12.00


A Respectable Married Woman
Banks, Glenda
Book Number: 65310
ISBN: 9780646569697
Lacuna, Melbourne 2012. 8vo. softcover. 299pp. Very good. Novel set in the Vicyorian gold fields.
Price: $15.00


The Climate of Courage
Cleary, Jon
Book Number: 65286
ISBN: 
Collins, London, 1954. 8vo. hardcover. 320pp. Very good. / Good+ d/w with small tear on edge(repaired).
Price: $12.00


A Flight of Chariots
Cleary, Jon
Book Number: 65287
ISBN: 
Collins, London, 1963. 8vo. hardcover. 363pp. Very good, light foxing to outer edges & endpapers. / Very good d/w with small tear to flap(repaired).
Price: $12.00


Man's Estate
Cleary, Jon
Book Number: 65288
ISBN: 0002215365
Collins, London, 1972. 8vo. hardcover. 352pp. Good+, creae to bottom corner of first fe pages., light foxing to endpapers. / Very good d/w with small tear to bottom of spine(repaired).
Price: $12.00


Queensland Journey Official Guide of the Queensland Government Tourist Bureau
Christesen, C. B. (Clement Byrne)
Book Number: 64939
ISBN: 
Meehan Publicity Service, Brisbane 1937? Oblong 8vo. softcover. 272p., colour & b/w illus., masp & ads. Very good.
Price: $18.00


The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature
Wilde, William H., Joy Hooton, and Barry Andrews
Book Number: 56240
ISBN: 0195542339
Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1985. First edition. Large thick 8vo. hardcover. 760pp. very good, foxing to outer page edges. / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00


Queen Trucanini
Cato, Nancy and Vivienne Rae Ellis.
Book Number: 64100
ISBN: 
Heinemann, London, 1976. 8vo. hardcover. 256pp. Very good+, light toning to endpapers. / Very good+ d/w.
Price: $20.00


Ancestors
Davidson, Robyn
Book Number: 63822
ISBN: 022402583X
Jonathan Cape, 1989 8vo hardcover 314pp. very good / very good d/w with creased front flap. Lucy has returned to the isolated house in the Australian rainforest where she was raised by the ferociously loving and eccentric Aunt Laura. She had yearned for the fabulous world that lay beyond the jungle, but even there she could not escape the ancestral ghosts and so returns to confront them.
Price: $8.00


Carnivorous Nights: On the Trail of the Tasmanian Tiger.
Mittelbach, Margaret
Book Number: 63779
ISBN: 1920885943
Text Publishing, Melbourne, 2005. 8vo. softcover. b/w ilus. Very good.
Price: $12.00


One for the Road, Australian Short Stories. Combined Edition
Lindsay, Hilarie.
Book Number: 63603
ISBN: 0909245290
Sydney: Ansay, 1978. Square 8vo. laminated boards hardcover. b/w illus. Very good, presentation bookplate on fep. Books 1-8.
Price: $15.00


The Crooked Stick or Pollie's Probation
Boldrewood, Rolfe
Book Number: 63133
ISBN: 
London, Macmillan and Co, 1895. 8vo. hardcover. 339pp. Good, light foxing, heavier on endpapers, some light damage to cloth, cover rubbed on bottom edge. Macmillan Colonial Library edition.
Price: $25.00


The Girl from Snowy River
French, Jackie
Book Number: 57602
ISBN: 9780732293109
Angus and Robertson 2012 8vo. softcover. 343pp. near fine. A brumby muster held under the watchful eye of the legendary Clancy of the Overflow and Flinty must ride to save her farm, her family and the valley she loves.
Price: $9.00


Eminence
West, Morris
Book Number: 24747
ISBN: 0732267048
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd 5/6/1998 8vo. hardcover. 296pp. Another rich story from the Australian master of this Vatican game. . .West spins an intriguing tale. He likes big people and big questions, and Eminence has them.nnFrom Library JournalnA priest spirited to Rome after being tortured by the Argentine military in the '70s finds his faith tested again when the Pope dies and a woman he once loved reenters his life.nnFrom USA TodaynAnother rich story from the Australian master of this Vatican game. . .West spins an intriguing tale. He likes big people and big questions, and Eminence has them.nnFrom Publisher"s WeeklynWest succeeds in balancing contemporary Vatican intrigue and details....[in] this very intriguing novel of papal intrigue.nnFrom Kirkus ReviewsnThe latest ecclesial potboiler by West (Vanishing Point), this one centering on the troubles that await an Argentine cardinal who hopes not to be elected pope. Luca Rossini is a man between worlds. The son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, he now lives in Rome, where his Italian surname can't really conceal the fact that he is on foreign ground in more ways than one. As a young priest, Rossini spoke out against the military junta and its "dirty war" of the 1970sand was nearly killed as a result. Rescued from a squad of assassins by the wife of a senior diplomat, he was smuggled out of the country to the Vatican and has never returned. Now he faces a different sort of trial: the pope he has served for the last 20 years has died, and Rossiniwho was one of the pontiff's closest advisorsis looked upon as a likely successor. Where's the problem, you ask? Well, for one thing, Rossini no longer believes in God. And for good measure, he is still in love with Isabel Ortega, his rescuer, with whom he had a brief affair before leaving Argentina. Now Isabel's husband has been appointed Argentina's ambassador to the Vatican, and he and Isabel are moving to Rome. How can Luca find peace? A rich panoply of colorful typesincluding a crafty servant, an Opus dei prelate, several journalists of middling scruples, and (naturally) the entire College of Cardinalscombines to prove to Luca what he had always feared might not be true: namely, that God writes straight with crooked lineseven if his eraser leaves a smudge or two. Brain candy, to be sure, but who's counting calories? Vaticanologists will be having too much fun figuring out who's who in this aptlytimed romanaclef. very good+. / very good+ d/w.
Price: $10.00



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