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    New Zealand hand painted Christmas card with crest & illustration by [New Zealand; Christmas]

    New Zealand, 1880. Very good condition. Charming card with family crest and manuscript greeting above, pen and ink sketch in a gold border of a man on horseback crossing a river in a mountainous landscape and captioned, "Crossing NZ River, Going into deep water". The family crest with 3 gold anchors and white band (charge) on a black field; the greeting, "Wishing you a jolly Xmas" penned in black ink, with the first letter done in brush. 4 1/4 x 7"


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    CHINAMAN'S REEF IS OURS by Southall, Ivan

    NY St Martins 1970. Hard Cover. First Edition. Fine in very good+ dustjacket. Dj spine sunned almost white, else near fine jacket..


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    AUD $12.00

    Great Aussie Yarns by Fahey, Warren; and Lalor, Peter

    Pymble, Australia: Harpercollins Publishers (Harper Collins), 2006. Softcover, reprint, 648gms, 432 pages. In this book, two authors who are authorities on subjects close to the Australian heart bring together yarns of the kind that have tickled the Aussie fancy for generations. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. There is some minor soiling to the top of page edges, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good/Not Applicable. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    THE STORY OF AUSTRALIA by Smith, P.R., Illustrated by B. Biro

    London Ernest Benn 1959. Hard Cover. First Edition. Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. Has Franklin Watts sticker covering Ernest Benn on title page and back dj flap..


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    AUD $28.00

    Voyage of the Investigator, The by Austin, K. A

    Adelaide, Australia: Rigby Limited, 1964. Hardcover with green boards and pictorial dustjacket, first edition, 612gms, 223 pages. This book tells of the explorations and adventures of Matthew Flinders (the Great Denominator), his imprisonment by the French, his disappointments, his triumph, and his death. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket is in good condition with only mild shelf wear and has been covered with a removeable plastic slip. There is a small pencil mark on the inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. . First Edition. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    A RUMOUR OF OTTERS. by Savage, Deborah

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1986. FIRST EDITION. FINE in somewhat rumpled dustjacket. 156 pages, cloth. 14 year old Alexa, living on an isolated sheep station in the hills of New Zealand, goes off on her own in search of otters only seen by a mystical Maori tribesman. .


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    $195.00

    'La Perouse; Or, the Desolate Island'. Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, February 23, 1813. Playbill by [Theater; LaPerouse]

    London, 1813. Very good condition. A handsome playbill advertising a performance of "the Historick Pantomime Drama called La Perouse; Or, the Desolate Island" along with "Isabella; Or, the Fatal Marriage". This was a fictional play concerning the fate of the French explorer who charted Botany Bay in Australia and was shipwrecked in the Solomon Islands. In the play a crafty chimpanzee puts an end to a plot by natives against de La Perouse, and the family safely returns to France. Actors under the heading "Europeans" include Perouse (the Navigator) by Mr. Bologna; Theodore (son of Perouse) Miss Worgman; Madame Perouse by Mrs. Pincott, the Chimpanzee (an Animal of the Desolate Island) by Master Morelli. Under "Natives of a Neighboring Island", lists Mr. Grimaldi playing Kanko (Suitor to Umba). 6 1/4 x 9 3/4". Trimmed close top edge. Not found on WorldCat.


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    JOURNEY BEHIND THE WIND by Wrightson, Patricia

    NY: Atheneum, 1981 Hard Cover. FINE in a FINE DUSTJACKET. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. 156 pages, cloth. Fantasy involving a young Australian aborigine who is a hero to his people..


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    AUD $15.00

    Pulse of the Nation: A Portrait of Australia by Day, Mark

    Pymble, Australia: HarperCollins Publishers Inc., 1999. Hardcover with blue boards and pictorial dust jacket, First Edition, 1,050gms, 277 pages, orange coloured endpapers. Mark Day sets out to explore his land and distil the essence of what it means to be Australia- who we are, where we're from, and where we're gong in the 21st century. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear. Dust Jacket is in very good condition with mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    AUSTRALIA WONDERLAND DOWN UNDER by Wilson, Barbara Ker, Illustrated by Photos

    New york Dodd, Mead Co. 1969. Hard Cover. FINE in a NEAR FINE, Price Clipped Dj. Juvenile nonfiction illustrated with black and white photos. In publishers library binding, NOT a library discard..


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    Unique to Australia by Beatty, William Alfred (Bill) [1902-1972]

    Sydney: Ure Smith Publication, 1952 112 pages. Beige cloth. Cover is lightly soiled, corners are bumped. Inside pages are in good condition, unmarked and tight, with only some spotting on the edges of the text block and a few pages. 50 Illustrations (many b/w photos). Photo availables upon request.


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    WORLD'S END WAS HOME by Chauncy, Nan

    NY: Franklin Watts, 1961. Juvenile story of orphaned Dallie Eventyde, set in Tasmania. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine Dusjackt. Illus. by Shirley Hughes.


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    BILLAROOBY by Anderson, Jim

    Ticknor & Fields NY 1988 First edition. first printing Near fine in a very good+ dust jacket 321pgs, A novel of Australia during World War II. Author's first book. Dj light worn at the corners, with one closed edge tear..


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    SLY OLD WARDROBE by Southall, Ivan, Illustrated by Ted Greenwood

    NY: St. Martin's Press, 1969 Hard Cover. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Near fine, in a Very Good+, clipped dj. Djspine and edges sunned. Edges of book sunned, else fine. 40 pages, boards. Picture book by this award-winning Australian author about young Tom who spends his birthday dollar on an old wardrobe that no one approves of until Grandma arrives. .


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    An American's travel advice to NZ, with "Arawa" Maori entertainers program by [New Zealand] Harris, James Russell

    New Zealand, 1938. Very good condition. Handwritten letter offering travel advice to an American for a New Zealand visit, and naming & describing the "spots keenest to see" and a recommendation to hear a Maori concert, complete with the name and address of the chauffeur in Auckland! With a program titled 'Guide Rangi's Arawa Maori Entertainers', with a printed photographic picture of the group on the front wrapper, and Rotorua advertisements. Also a pictorial envelope advertising Iles' Kodak Store in Rotorua, illustrated with printed image of Maori warrior. The letter 4pp, 8 3/4 x 6 3/4". The program 8vo, 8pp, printed on blue paper. The envelope, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4", not used.


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    LIFE STORY. by Maddern, Eric

    NY: Barron's, (1988) Hard Cover. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Illustrated by Leo Duff. 26 pages, pictorial boards. Story of life on the earth from the beginning in the sea to mankind. FINE in FINE dustjacket..


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    Aucassin and Nicholete, A Romance of the Twelfth Century by Gibb, E. J. W

    Glasgow: Privately Printed, 1887. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. The scarce translation from French, in a full vellum binding. Limited edition of 50 copies, of which this is number 3. Translated from the original French text by Gibb. (Suchier's edition): p. [53]-100. Elias John Wilkinson Gibb (1857 - 1901) was a Scottish scholar of Arabic, Persian, and Ottoman Turkish. His translation allowed the English reader to come to a better understanding of Turkish poetry. 12mo, xii, 100pp, teg, other edges rough cut, patterned end papers. Full vellum and gilt embellished binding, with gilt decorative emblems at each corner of front & rear boards, gilt title at spine. Boards a little curved at foredge, top front hinge short crack, foredge front end paper a bit chipped. OCLC: 1913473.


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    THE LANDING A NIGHT OF BIRDS. by Scholes, Katherine

    NY: Doubleday, (1987) Illustrated by David Wong. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION c. 1989. FINE in NEAR FINE dustjacket. 65 pages, pictorial boards. One stormy night at her grandfather's on the windswept coast of Victoria, Australia, Annie enters a boathouse of injured sea birds & discovers she can understand them. .


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    The Way We Live Now: The Controversies of the Nineties by Robert Manne

    Text Publishing, Melbourne, 1998. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 288 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner's signature in ink. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics & Government; Australia; History. ISBN: 1875847707. ISBN/EAN: 9781875847709. Dewey Code: 306.0994. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB12991. . 9781875847709


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    BIG TALK by Schlein, Miriam

    NY: Bradbury Press, (1955) FIRST AMERICAN REVISED EDITION 1990. Illustrated by Joan Auclair. 26 pages, boards. A mother & baby kangaroo have a talk. Little Kangaroo boasts of all the things he can do while his mother reassures him that one day he WILL do all the things he describes. FINE in FINE dustjacket..


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    Bradman Albums, The: Volume 2 by Bradman, Sir Donald

    London, UK: Queen Anne Press, 1988. Hard cover, first edition, 1760g, 800pgs, patterned endpapers. A collection of memorabilia from Sir Donald Bradman's personal collection. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Photo featured is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title your looking for - why not ask us direct. With over 30,000 books in stock we can't list them all!!.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Not Applicable. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    "Reduction of Letter Postage to and from Australia" [with] "Australian Mails, Resumption of the Naples Service". Broadsides by [Broadsides; Australia]

    London: Printed for H. M. Stationery Office, W. P. Griffith & sons, 1905. Very good overall. Two Australian postal rate broadsides printed in 1905. Notice Number 8 states a reduction on and after April 1 1905 to 1d per 1/2 oz; with letters from Australia to England reduced to 2d the 1/2 ounce. Notice number 9 sets forth the resumption of fortnightly service to and from Australia via Naples (Steam Navigation Company) or Brindisi (Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company). 8 1/2 x 13 1/4". Number 9 chipped at corners and right edge, with no loss to text. Not found in Trove.


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    AUD $8.50

    Aboriginal Legends: Animal Tales by Reed, A. W

    Frenchs Forest, Australia: Reed Books Pty Ltd, 1987. Paperback, Reprint, 125gms, 141 pages. This book provides a small selection of Aboriginal legends dealing with animals and men, from the vast range of such stories. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. . Reprint. Paperback. Good/Not Applicable. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    'La Perouse, Or the Desolate Island', Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, Oct. 14, 1811. Playbill by [Theater; LaPerouse]

    London, 1811. Very good condition. A handsome playbill advertising a performance of "the Historick Pantomime Drama called La Perouse; Or, the Desolate Island" along with "The Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will". "La Perouse or the Desolate Island" was a fictional play concerning the fate of the French explorer who charted Botany Bay in Australia and was shipwrecked in the Solomon Islands. In the play a crafty chimpanzee puts an end to a plot by natives against de La Perouse, and the family safely returns to France. Actors under the heading "Europeans" include Perouse (the Navigator) by Mr. Bologna; Theodore (son of Perouse) Miss Worgman; Madame Perouse by Mrs. Pincott, the Chimpanzee (an Animal of the Desolate Island) by Master Morelli. Under "Natives of a Neighboring Island", lists Mr. Grimaldi playing Kanko (Suitor to Umba). "Twelfth Night" advertises the role of Duke Orsino played by Mr. Barrymore. 6 1/2 x 9 1/4". Trimmed close top edge; very small perforation lower right corner, not affecting text. OCLC: 55687602 locates one copy at Ohio State University.


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    New South Wales, antique map with vignette views by Rapkin, J. Tallis, John

    London: John Tallis & Co., 1854. Maps. Steel engraved map from the famous Victorian publisher John Tallis, well-known for the attractive vignette views surrounding the maps, which illustrate the peoples & customs of that region. 10 x 13 1/2" plus margins. Attractive decorative border around edge, period outline color, very good condition.


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