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There are 283 books in this catalogue.
John Betjeman : A Life in Pictures
Hillier, Bevis [ Compiled By ]
Book Number: 66287
ISBN: 0719541816
John Murray, London 1984. Square 8vo. hardcover. 160pp. Colour & b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $18.00

The Tarasov Saga: From Russia Through China to Australia
Nash, Gary
Book Number: 66162
ISBN: 1877058017
Rosenberg Publishing, 2002 8vo softcover 280pp very good. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title. Gary Nash tells the story of his Russian grandparents who suffered the traumas of the Revolution and Civil War. They escaped to China and found their new life shattered by the Japanese invasion. It is a story of courage and determination. Gary was born, of Russian parents in Tiensin. The family were eventually moved to a displaced persons camp in the Philippines and finally reached Australia. Aida, the grandmother, held the family together and eventually they were all in Australia.
Price: $20.00

The Book of My Lives
Hemon, Aleksandar
Book Number: 66121
ISBN: 9780374115739
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 2013. 8vo. hardcover. 214pp. Very good. / Good+ d/w with tear on rear corner.
Price: $12.00

J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator
Hammond, Wayne G.
Book Number: 66049
ISBN: 0261103601
HarperCollins, London 1995. 1st edition 4to. softcover. 208pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Good+,front cover corners creased, light foxing to outer edges, remainder mark on bottom edge.
Price: $25.00

What Days Are For. A Memoir
Dessaix, Robert
Book Number: 65781
ISBN: 9780857985767
Random House Australia 2014. 8vo. hardcover. 231pp. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $12.00

The Great White Lie
Gratus, Jack
Book Number: 65748
ISBN: 0091121108
Hutchinson, London, 1973 8vo. hardcover. 324pp. Very good condition in good rubbed d/w. Slavery, emancipation and changing racial attitudes.
Price: $12.00

Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation
Book Number: 65666
ISBN: 039304792X
W.W.Norton & Company, USA, 2000. 8vo. hardcover. 380pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, some foxing to outer edge of text block. / Very good d/w.
Price: $18.00

Shaw--the Chucker-Out;: A biographical exposition and critique, and a companion to and commentary on Shaw the villager
Chappelow, Allan
Book Number: 65672
ISBN: 0049280228
George Allen & Unwin, 1969. 8vo. hardcover. 558pp. index, b/w illus. Good+, outer page edges toned & foxed. / Good- d/w chipped on spine ends.
Price: $18.00

The Private World of Georgette Heyer
Hodge, Jane Aiken
Book Number: 22108
ISBN: 0370305086
London: Bodley Head, 1984. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 216pp. index. colour & b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w with lightly faded spine.
Price: $25.00

The Private World of Georgette Heyer
Hodge, Jane Aiken
Book Number: 65641
ISBN: 0370305086
London: Bodley Head, 1984. First edition. 8vo. hardcover. 216pp. index. colour & b/w illus. very good+ / very good+ d/w with lightly faded spine.
Price: $25.00

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal
Parini, Jay
Book Number: 65498
ISBN: 9781408704639
Little, Brown, London, 2015. 8vo. hardcover. 464pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00

P. G. Wodehouse : A Biography
Donaldson, Frances [Wodehouse, P. G.]
Book Number: 65499
ISBN: 0297781057
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1982. 8vo. hardcover. 399pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, stamp on fep. / Very good faded d/w chipped at top of spine.
Price: $15.00

Tennessee Williams Memoirs
Williams, Tennessee. (With an Introduction By John Waters)
Book Number: 65490
ISBN: 9780811216692
New Directions, New York 2006. 8vo. softcover. 274pp. index, b/w illus. Very good.
Price: $12.00

Wilson, A.N.
Book Number: 61860
ISBN: 9780091797027
Hutchinson, London, 2006. 8vo. hardcover. 375pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $12.00

The Life and Times of William Shakespeare
Levi, Peter
Book Number: 65455
ISBN: 0333435842
Macmillan 1998 8vo hardcover 391pp index, b/w illus. Good, foxing to endpapers & outer edge of text block, cover edges rubbed. / Good d/w with faded spine.
Price: $15.00

That Summer in Paris - Memories of Tangled Friendhips with Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Some Others
Callaghan, Morley
Book Number: 65456
Coward McCann, New York, 1963. 8vo. hardcover. 255pp. Very good, light foxing to endpapers. / Very good d/w.
Price: $20.00

Wild Mary. A life of Mary Wesley
Marnham, Patrick
Book Number: 65153
ISBN: 0701179910
Chatto & Windus., London, 2006. 8vo. hardcover. 289pp. index, b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $12.00

A. G. Stephens His Life And Work.
Palmer, Vance (editor)
Book Number: 65115
Robertson & Mullens, Melbourne, 1941. 8vo. hardcover. 242pp. Very good, owner's name on fep. / Very good, clipped d/w.
Price: $25.00

Elisabeth Murdoch: Two Lives
Monks, John
Book Number: 65097
ISBN: 0725107499
Sun Books, Macmillan, Sydney, 1995. 8vo. softcover. 338pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good, page edges toned.
Price: $20.00

Double-act: The Remarkable Lives and Careers of Googie Withers and John McCallum.
McFarlane, Brian.
Book Number: 64997
ISBN: 1922235725
Monash University Publishing, Melbourne 2015. 8vo. softcover. 241pp. index. b/w illus. Very good, ex-lib.
Price: $15.00

A Portrait Of Jane Austen.
Cecil, David.
Book Number: 34118
ISBN: 094624003
London, Constable 1978 8vo. hardcover. 208pp. index, colour & b/w illus. very good. / very good d/w.
Price: $10.00

Mary Howitt - An Autobiography - 2 Volumes
Howitt, Mary. edited by Margaret Howitt
Book Number: 64272
Isbister Limited, London, 1889. 8vo. orig. cloth hardcovers. Top edge gilt, 326pp., 370pp. b/w frontis. Good, some foxing.
Price: $100.00

Behind The Mask: The Life Of Vita Sackville-West
Dennison, Matthew
Book Number: 64038
ISBN: 9781250033949
St. Martins Press, New York 2015. 1st US edition. 8vo. hardcover. 337pp. index, colour illus. Very good, slight wave on page edges. / Near Fine d/w.
Price: $18.00

Beyond Seven Years in Tibet : My Life Before, During and After
Harrer, Heinrich
Book Number: 63993
ISBN: 9781921196003
Labrynth Press, UK, 2007. 8vo. hardcover. 511pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Price: $20.00

Where Are They Buried: How Did They Die? Fitting Ends and Final Resting Places of the Famous, Infamous, and Noteworthy
Benoit, Tod
Book Number: 57097
ISBN: 1579122876
Black Dog & Leventhal, New York 2003. 8vo. hardcover. 560pp. index, b/w illus. Fine. / Near Fine d/w.
Price: $18.00

May Gibbs, Mother of the Gumnuts
Walsh, Maureen
Book Number: 46228
Angus and Robertson 1994 8vo. softcover. 216pp. index, b/w illus. very good.
Price: $9.00

May Gibbs, Mother of the Gumnuts
Walsh, Maureen
Book Number: 63038
ISBN: 0207151784
Angus and Robertson 1994 8vo. hardcover. 228pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Fine. / Near Fine d/w with faded spine.
Price: $25.00

Middles, Mick
Book Number: 30824
2000. Headline. first edition. small 4to. near fine unmarked copy. / Very good d/wchipped on corner with po sticker on back of d/w. 144pp. b/w photos in text throughout. Throughout his showbusiness career, Frankie Howerd remained an enigma, a very private public figure who suffered terribly from insecurity. This is a fitting tribute to a truly funny comedian. '
Price: $12.00

Smith, Anne (Editied); Costa, Richard Hauer; Tifft, Stephen; O'Kill, Brian; Grace, Sherrill E.; Woodcock, George; Epstein, Perle; Bradbrook, M. C.; Bareham, T. E.
Book Number: 21191
London: Vision Press Ltd, 1978 8vo., pink boards with gilt titled spine Very good. /Good+ d/w unclipped, rubbed and shelf worn at extremes with faded spine. Illustrated front face of dust wrapper with monochrome photograph of Malcom Lowry. 173pp. including notes on contributors and index.
Price: $12.00

Ian Fleming
Lycett, Andrew
Book Number: 62830
ISBN: 0297812998
Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London, 1995 8vo hardcover 486pp index, b/w illus. very good, small stain on rear cover edge / very good d/w with small stain on rear cover edge.
Price: $12.00

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