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ORMOND PAPERS : A Journal of Arts and Sciences. Volume 10
1 ORMOND PAPERS : A Journal of Arts and Sciences. Volume 10
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Ormond College, University of Melbourne 1993 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 205pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has no noticeable damage. The academic journal of Ormond College, Melbourne University, which showcased the best academic work from the college community. Includes essays, articles and literary criticism. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL  No. 82  Spring 2008, Arnold, John  (Edited by)
2 Arnold, John (Edited by) THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 82 Spring 2008
Victoria, Australia State Library of Victoria Foundation 2008 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
120pp., colour and b/white illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated ('Aurora' in McMurdo Sound nearing C. Evans, c. 1914-17) card wrapper nominally scuffed only. The 'La Trobe Journal' is a highly-regarded scholarly journal, published twice-yearly, in Autumn and Spring. "This issue of the 'Journal' has three mini-themes: one on Antarctica, the second and third on two formidable Melbourne figures, Stephen Murray-Smith and Redmond Barry, plus Alex Gurney: The creator of 'Bluey and Curley'; Leaving their Mark: Graffiti in the Dome, and more . . . Item weight approx. 365g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.51 AUD
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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL  No. 80  Spring 2007, Barnes, John  (Edited by)
3 Barnes, John (Edited by) THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 80 Spring 2007
Victoria, Australia State Library of Victoria Foundation 2007 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
144pp., colour and b/white illustrations, throughout, plus one fold-out. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly scuffed only. Art-illustrated (S.T.Gill) fold-out has vertical crease to outer margin (does not affect illustration). The 'La Trobe Journal' is a highly-regarded scholarly journal, published twice-yearly, in Autumn and Spring. In this issue: " . . . Fortieth Anniversary, The Library and The Journal . . . an 1840 letter, from Charles Joseph La Trobe, 'Jolimont en Murs', to his sister Charlotte . . . Woolner's portrait medallion of La Trobe . . . the La Trobe family in Van Diemen's Land . . .La Trobe and the Melbourne Public Library . . . how Melbourne has commemorated Batman . . . two S.T. Gill drawings of Melbourne in 1867 . . . the Candler-Standish 'double diary' and more . . . Item weight approx. 365g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.51 AUD
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THE WORRIED WELL : The Depression Epidemic and the Medicalisation of Our Sorrows (Quarterly Essay, Issue 18), Bell, Gail
4 Bell, Gail THE WORRIED WELL : The Depression Epidemic and the Medicalisation of Our Sorrows (Quarterly Essay, Issue 18)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2005 1863953817 / 9781863953818 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
121pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper as new. In the second 'Quarterly Essay' of 2005, author Gail Bell investigates "Australia's depression epidemic. Why, she wonders, do well over a million Australians now take antidepressant drugs? . . . In this free-ranging and elegant essay, Bell takes the pulse of Australia's 'worried well' and looks at alternative cures for what ails us." Plus: Correspondence- 'Kangaroo Court', Elizabeth Evatt & Richard Chisholm, Peter Ryan, Alastair Nicholson, Bettina Arndt, Joanna Fletcher & Allyson Foster, Justin Dowd, Liz Olle, Barry Maley, Diana Bryant, John Hirst. Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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APPEASING JAKARTA : Australia's Complicity in the East Timor Tragedy (Quarterly Essay, Issue 2), Birmingham, John
5 Birmingham, John APPEASING JAKARTA : Australia's Complicity in the East Timor Tragedy (Quarterly Essay, Issue 2)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2001 1863953868 / 9781863953863 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
130pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; photo to rear) card wrapper nominally scuffed. In the second 'Quarterly Essay', John Birmingham "takes apart the folly of twenty-five years of Australian policy on East Timor . . . a passionate narrative history of the East Timor question which never turns away from the slaughter and the sorrow of the people who suffered it." Plus: Correspondence- 'In Denial', Inga Clendinnen, Ron Brunton, Michael Duffy, Robert Manne. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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LITERARY BLASPHEMIES, Boyd, Ernest
6 Boyd, Ernest LITERARY BLASPHEMIES
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1927 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Fair + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
265pp., plus (iii). Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth hardcover. Complete title label over lightly bumped buckram spine. Plain green boards undamaged. A former owner's details (dated 1928) and old price indentation on ffep., tinted top edge, laid paper, untrimmed foredge and foot, else text-block clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, jagged nips and tears, plus closed tear and several small biopredation spots on front panel and spine. A series of critical essays, by Ernest Boyd, on some of the giants of the literary world: Milton, Dickens, Whitman, Poe, Swift, Shakespeare, Byron . . . Book weight approx. 635g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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RELAXED AND COMFORTABLE : The Liberal Party's Australia (Quarterly Essay, Issue 19), Brett, Judith
7 Brett, Judith RELAXED AND COMFORTABLE : The Liberal Party's Australia (Quarterly Essay, Issue 19)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2005 186395094x / 9781863950947 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
124pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper as new. In this 2005 issue, 'Quarterly Essay', author Judith Brett asks "What is the Liberal Party's core appeal to Australian voters? Has John Howard made a dramatic break with the past, or has he ingeniously modernised the strategies of his party's founder, Sir Robert Menzies? . . ." Plus: Correspondence- 'The Worried Well', Guy Rundle, Gordon Parker, Elizabeth Wilson, David Webb, Gail Bell. 'Kangaroo Court', Moira Rayner, Bruce Hawthorne, Lawrie Maloney. Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS, Burroughs, Augusten
8 Burroughs, Augusten POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Australia Hodder 2006 First Australian Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
291pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. A collection of personal essays from Augusten Burroughs, covering a variety of subjects including doll collectors, dating, dentistry, suicide, alcohol abuse and hating his grandmother. "This book is not approved to treat disorders such as eBay addiction or incessant blind dating. In studies, some people reported inappropriate, convulsive laughter, a tingling sensation in the limbs, and sudden gasping . . . " Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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HISTORY AND HUMAN RELATIONS, Butterfield, Herbert
9 Butterfield, Herbert HISTORY AND HUMAN RELATIONS
London Collins 1951 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
254pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Khaki-colour, original cloth boards unmarked. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, a former owner's name on ffep., a foredge fleck on several leaves, foot untriimed, else random ballpoint pen marks on several pages. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, slightly edgeworn, with a short, closed tear. Some of the essays (now revised) in this book have been previously in print. In this volume of eight essays, Professor Butterfield widens his field of investigation into the scientific endeavour of human history, showing how the meaning of history becomes deeper and wider precisely as the evidence upon which it is established becomes more technically exact . . . Contents include: Prelims., 8 essays. Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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IN THEIR OWN WRITE : Adventures In The Music Press, Gorman, Paul
10 Gorman, Paul IN THEIR OWN WRITE : Adventures In The Music Press
London Sanctuary Publishing 2001 1860743412 / 9781860743412 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
397pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: " . . . an oral history celebrating five decades of the 'champs, chumps and charlatans' - as Charles Shaar Murray describes them in his insightful foreword - who populated this most fertile of media breeding grounds. Featuring the inside take on Rolling Stone, Q, Melody Maker, Spin, NME, Creem, Mojo, Zigzag, Blender and Smash Hits from the likes of former music hacks Cameron Crowe, Tony Parsons, Julie Burchill and Chrissie Hynde, it leaves no page unturned." Contents include: Foreword, Introduction, 10 chapters, Bibliography, Interview Sources, The Principal Players, Index. Book weight approx. 610g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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THE RICHNESS OF LIFE : The Essential Stephen Jay Gould, Gould, Stephen Jay. (Edited By: Paul McGarr and Steven Rose)
11 Gould, Stephen Jay. (Edited By: Paul McGarr and Steven Rose) THE RICHNESS OF LIFE : The Essential Stephen Jay Gould
London Jonathan Cape 2006 0224076078 / 9780224076074 First U.K.Edition, Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 646pp., b/white figures and tables, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly creased at head. " . . . Steven Rose and Paul McGarr have selected from across the full range of Gould's writing, including some of the most famous of his essays, and extracts from his major books. An Introduction by Steven Rose sets both the essays and Gould's life in context." Includes: Prelims., Intro., numerous contents over 8 'parts', Index. Stephen Jay Gould, noted American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, science historian and teacher, was born in 1941 and died in 2002. Book weight approx. 1.02 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 31.02 AUD
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THE WORDS CRY OUT : New Writing By Burmese in Exile, Gyi, Zaw and Nichols, Alan (Edited by)
12 Gyi, Zaw and Nichols, Alan (Edited by) THE WORDS CRY OUT : New Writing By Burmese in Exile
Prahran, Victoria, Australia Australia-Burma Support Group 1994 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
44pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Booklet clean, square. Saddle-stitch, staplebound format. Staples firm, very minor rust. Illustrated card wrapper has a couple of short, soft creases near spine fold. "Military oppression and ethnic cleansing may harm the bodies and disrupt the lives of millions, but the human spirit is not so easily quenched. Here are 13 essays, poems and lyrics by exiles from Burma which demonstrate a yearning for freedom and democracy, but above all a yearning to go home to a free Burma." Booklet weight approx. 80g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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BAD COMPANY : The Cult of the CEO (Quarterly Essay, Issue 10), Haigh, Gideon
13 Haigh, Gideon BAD COMPANY : The Cult of the CEO (Quarterly Essay, Issue 10)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2003 1863953558 / 9781863953559 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
135pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper as new. In the second 'Quarterly Essay' of 2003, author Gideon Haigh "scrutinises the way we have turned CEOs into tin gods . . . a mini-history of business that shows how the classic traditions of capitalism are mocked by the managerialism of the present." Plus: Correspondence- 'Beautiful Lies', George Seddon, Barney Foran, A. Duncan Brown, Peter Christoff, Tim Flannery. 'Groundswell', Peter Walsh, Amanda Lohrey. Book weight approx. 260g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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BIPOLAR NATION: How to Win The 2007 Election (Quarterly Essay, Issue 25), Hartcher, Peter
14 Hartcher, Peter BIPOLAR NATION: How to Win The 2007 Election (Quarterly Essay, Issue 25)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2007 1863954015 / 9781863954013 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
77pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper as new. In this, the first 'Quarterly Essay' for 2007, journalist Peter Hartcher investigates " 'bipolar nation', where Australians are more economically secure, yet existentially as anxious as ever. He explains how the Lucky Country and the Frightened Country will be the two grand themes of the election year . . ." Plus: Correspondence- 'No Fixed Address', Eric Rolls. 'The History Question', Kate Grenville, Inga Clendinnen. Book weight approx. 190g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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BLACK VOICES: New Writing By American Negroes, Hill, Herbert (Edited by)
15 Hill, Herbert (Edited by) BLACK VOICES: New Writing By American Negroes
London Elek Books 1964 1st Thus (U.K.) Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 617pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid gilt titles there-on. Former owner's name written and stamped on textblock edges, otherwise leaves clean. Backstrip lightly bumped on head. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, with closed tears and edgewear. Essays, fiction, poetry from the best of African-American writers, including James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Chester Himes, Richard Wright, and, Pulitzer Prize winner, Gwendolyn Brooks. Also represented are up-and-coming, previously unpublished emerging authors. Contents include: Intro. (Herbert Hill), sections comprising: Essays, Fiction, and Poems. Book weight approx. 840g. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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REPRESENTATIVE MEN : The Biographical Essays  (Volume II), Holmes, John Clellon
16 Holmes, John Clellon REPRESENTATIVE MEN : The Biographical Essays (Volume II)
Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.A. The University of Arkansas Press 1988 1557280088 / 9781557280084 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvii, + 277pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Faint sticker ghost to half-title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed. "These pieces all reflect a belief that the passionate response of representative individuals to their era, the response of character to the waywardness of time, will reflect as well the generative ideas and experiences (what might be called the inner life) of a given period - in this case, the post-World War II years . . . " Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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FROM THE REAL AUSTRALIAN 1921-1926, Kirkby, S. J. , et al  [Contributors]
17 Kirkby, S. J. , et al [Contributors] FROM THE REAL AUSTRALIAN 1921-1926
Sydney, NSW, Australia The Bush Church Aid Society First Thus Staplebound Limp Wrap Booklet Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date (c. 1980s). 39pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus like, and sketch-art, drawings throughout. Saddle-stitch, staple-bound format. Staples clean and firm. Leaves clean. Limp, art-illustrated wrapper lightly bumped. 'The Real Australian' is the quarterly magazine of the Bush Church Aid Society. The selected articles produced in this booklet were published in that magazine between 1921 and 1926. Some were written by the first organizing missioner, the Rev. S.J. Kirkby. Item weight approx. 70g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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THE HARD WAY, Lassell, Michael
18 Lassell, Michael THE HARD WAY
New York Masquerade Books 1995 1563332310 / 9781563332319 First Richard Kasak Book Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
319pp., plus nine page publisher's promotional section at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper has a tiny surface abrasion to front panel, negligible edgewear, tanning to inside covers. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. The first collection of renowned gay writer Michael Lassell's poetry, fiction and essays. Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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NOT DEAD YET : Labor's Post-Left Future  (Quarterly Essay, Issue 49), Latham, Mark
19 Latham, Mark NOT DEAD YET : Labor's Post-Left Future (Quarterly Essay, Issue 49)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc. 2013 1863951970 / 9781863951975 Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
101pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper creased on upper front panel. In this 'Quarterly Essay', Issue 49, 2013, former leader of the Australian Party Mark Latham "considers the future for Labor. The nation has changed, but can the party? With wit and insight, Latham reveals an organisation top-heavy with factional bosses protecting their turf . . . " Plus: Correspondence- 'After the Future', Peter Garrett, John Woinarski, Tim Low, Adam Kerezsy, Bob Debus, Tim Flannery. Book weight approx. 250g. * Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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20 Lawrence, D.H. TWILIGHT IN ITALY
London Duckworth and Co. 1924 2nd Impression Hardcover [Original Cloth] Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
vii, + 310pp. Book square. Spine holding. Splash-stains random and general on blue cloth boards. Backstrip bumped, as are foredge corners. Leaves clean, albeit lightly acidic and soiled on text-block edges. No dustjacket. Essays by D.H.[David Herbert] Lawrence [1885-1930]. Second Impression of a book first published in 1916. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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