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A SALUTE TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA
1 A SALUTE TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Perth, W.A., Australia Western Australian Newspapers Ltd. (in Association with The Weldon-Hardie Group) 1986 090969933x / 9780909699338 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good Folio 
280pp., small section of sepia historic photographic illustrations, plus stunning colour photographic illustrations throughout, including fold-outs. Book clean, square. Faux-leather spine firm. Gilt title to front panel of undamaged blue boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket mildly sunned on spine and a thin, short strip of upper front panel, minimally scuffed. "In this book a group of the world's leading photographers have together captured the spirit that is Western Australia, from the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Perth to the isolation of remote outback settlements. They have captured, too, the natural beauty of Western Australia, a beauty that emerges from the harshness of its ancient mountain ranges, the grandeur of its coastline and the softer contours of its farmland." Book weight approx. 2.2 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG.. Please email for quote. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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CHINA FOR WOMEN : Travel and Culture
2 CHINA FOR WOMEN : Travel and Culture
North Melbourne, VIC, Australia Spinifex Press 1995 187555940x / 9781875559404 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, + 357pp., b/white halftone photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Small, light stain to corner of half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. Developed from 'China der Frauen' 1989, Frauenoffensive Verlag, Germany. "Perfect for the tourist or the armchair traveller . . . brings to life the complex culture and history of the world's most populous nation. The second volume in a series, this guide uniquely bridges China's past and present. Historical essays and personal narratives focus on such topics as foot-binding and the emancipation of women, as well as the new discovery of a 'women's language'. . . " Contents include: Publisher's Note, Part 1/ History and Politics. Part 2/ Contemporary Life. Part 3/ Women Today. Part 4/ Landscapes and Cityscapes. Book weight approx. 455g. 
Price: 18.17 AUD
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PARIS, Versailles, 237 Photos (English Edition)
3 PARIS, Versailles, 237 Photos (English Edition)
Seine, France Editions Leconte 1998 2843890195 / 9782843890192 Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
112pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout, plus two-page colour map. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed. Contents include: From Lutetia to Today, Notre Dame Cathedral, Palais de Justice, Sainte Chapelle, La Conciergerie, Tour Saint-Jacques, Palais Royal, Louvre, Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Madeleine, Hotel de Ville, Place de Turtre, and much more . . . Book weight approx. 540g. 
Price: 16.03 AUD
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SURFING THE CHAIN OF FIRE : In Search of a Lost Dream
4 SURFING THE CHAIN OF FIRE : In Search of a Lost Dream
Mona Vale, NSW, Australia Australian Surfing World 1986 0959094512 / 9780959094510 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good Folio 
119. (5) pp., stunning colour art, and colour and b/white photographic illustrations, throughout. Photography by Bruce Channon and Hugh McLeod ; design, art and direction, Hugh McLeod ; accompanying essay, Terry Fitzgerald ; photoediting and captions, Hugh McLeod and Bruce Channon. Book clean, square, Spine firm, gilt title there-on, Gilt title and illustrations to front panel of teal cloth boards, which have two small watermarks to rear panel. Leaves clean. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket has a short, closed tear to rear upper spine fold, a short, closed tear to front and rear lower flap folds, a degree of sunning to spine, soft edge-creasing and minor scuffing. "The geological phenomena known as the 'Chain of Fire' consists of a ring of volcanic peaks encircling that most romantic of oceans, the Pacific. These islands are well known for their beauty but only a few are famous for their waves . . . The plan was to meet up with a group of outstanding young Australian surfers in Hawaii and head off in search of that tropical island paradise . . . " Book weight approx. 1.35 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 22.77 AUD
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A TRAVELLERS' GUIDE TO CAPE COUNTRY: Tasmania's Beautiful North-West, (None Noted)
5 (None Noted) A TRAVELLERS' GUIDE TO CAPE COUNTRY: Tasmania's Beautiful North-West
Tasmania, Australia Cape Country Division, Tasmanian Tourist Council 0959365508 / 9780959365504 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
No publication date (c. 1982). 52pp., colour and b/white halftone illustrations and maps throughout. Saddle-stitch staplebound. Clean staples firm. Pages unmarked. Printed limp wrapper lightly soiled and bumped. With colour plate photography by David Robinson, this travel guide to the Cape Country of Tasmania's north-west includes: Prelims., Intro., Stats., Distances, Pictorials on: Smithton, Stanley, Wynyard, and Burnie, Guide to Trips, Boat Harbour Beach Pictorial, Index. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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6 Aaland, Mikkel THE SWORD OF HEAVEN: A Five Continent Odyssey to Save the World
San Francisco, CA Travelers Tales 1999 1885211449 / 9781885211446 First Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 262pp., small, b/white, chapter-heading, photographic illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominal bump on heel. Leaves clean and unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn. A spiritual odyssey of a man's attempt to bring peace to the world by placing pieces of a sacred Shinto sword in key power spots around the world. Inspired by a mysterious Shinto priest, he travelled from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland to South Africa, facing fears of war and destruction, encountering Shinto religion, and learning to face life with an open heart... Book weight approx. 580g. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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IMAGES OF THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD Surf & Shipwreck Coast   (Signed Copy), Alexandra Stevens (Written by) Barry Stevens (Photographed by)
7 Alexandra Stevens (Written by) Barry Stevens (Photographed by) IMAGES OF THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD Surf & Shipwreck Coast (Signed Copy)
Yallourn North, Victoria, Australia GippStar International 0975808214 / 9780975808214 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + Limited Edition Signed By Author and Photographer
Limited Edition Hardcover. No publication date (c. 2005?). Colour maps, stunning colour photographic illustrations throughout by Barry Stevens. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Laid-on pictorial image affixed to front panel of undamaged plain blue boards. Short inscription, "Best wishes", signed by author and photographer on ffep., else leaves unmarked and clean. Contents, in sections, include: Surf Coast, Otways, Shipwreck Coast, Warrnambool, Moyne Shire. Plus Credits and Listings Pages. Book weight approx. 1.6 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 75.20 AUD
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ESCAPE TO THE DALES : 45 Walks in and Around the Yorkshire Dales, Allen, Bob
8 Allen, Bob ESCAPE TO THE DALES : 45 Walks in and Around the Yorkshire Dales
Mermaid Books 1996 0718135105 / 9780718135102 Revised, Second Impression Softcover (Oblong) Very Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
208pp., colour photographic illustrations, and black/red/white maps, throughout. Oblong, landscape format. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's name to half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner crease to front panel, nominal scuffs. " . . . a choice of the best walks which lie within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and also the Howgill Fells and Nidderdale . . . The author's lively text includes visits to old lead mines, caves, and a Knights Templar chapel; he provides vital information ranging from all-important compass bearings to where to find restorative cups of tea . . . " Contents include: Introduction, Glossary, 4 'parts', Index. Book weight approx. 565g. 
Price: 16.03 AUD
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SHIMMERING SPOKES : One Australian's 16,000 Km Odyssey.    (Signed Copy), Allen, Richard Sanders
9 Allen, Richard Sanders SHIMMERING SPOKES : One Australian's 16,000 Km Odyssey. (Signed Copy)
New South Wales, Australia New Holland Books 1999 1864365218 / 9781864365214 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
346pp., plus 2 x 8 page, colour, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author signature to title page, otherwise leaves clean, albeit with a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Inspired by the death of his mother to breast cancer, Richard Allen made an extraordinary decision - to cycle around Australia to raise funds for cancer research . . . this is Richard's personal chronicle of his experiences, the people he encountered and the obstacles he overcame during his colourful and arduous journey. Cycling up to 230km a day, Richard not only came to terms with the death of his mother but battled headwinds, road-trains, snakes, scorpions and locusts through outback Queensland, the rugged Top End, the spectacular Kimberleys, the West Australian Coast and the searing heat of the Nullabor . . . " Book weight approx. 440g. 
Price: 24.05 AUD
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THE CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY OF AUSTRALIAN PLACES, Appleton, Richard and Barbara (Compiled and Written by)
10 Appleton, Richard and Barbara (Compiled and Written by) THE CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY OF AUSTRALIAN PLACES
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Cambridge University Press 1992 0521395062 / 9780521395069 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xii, + 356pp., map-printed endpapers, 26 b/white maps to rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. " . . . a comprehensive national gazetteer which lists all Australia's cities and the country's thousands of suburbs, towns and Local Government Areas. The Dictionary also includes Australia's External Territories, significant geographical features, places of historical interest, national parks and other heritage areas. There are more than 4,700 entries . . . " Book weight approx. 930g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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DOWN THE DANUBE: From the Black Forest to the Black Sea, Arnold, Guy
11 Arnold, Guy DOWN THE DANUBE: From the Black Forest to the Black Sea
London Cassell Publishers 1989 0304322474 / 9780304322473 1st U.K. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
180pp., unpaginated [16 page] colour-plate and map section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with closed tears. The River Danube, rising in the Black Forest area of southern Germany, and flowing east through eight countries, and three capital cities, is one of the world's great rivers, flowing for 2840 kilometres [1,705 miles] eventually reaching the Black Sea. The widely-travelled author decided to travel its length, beginning by covering the first 400 kilometres from Donaueschingen on foot, and carrying absolute minimum luggage. He gives vivid descriptions of barge travel, towns, cities and villages, the people he meets, but always-the river is the centre of the narrative. Contents include: Intro., 26 chapters. Book weight approx. 540g. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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TWO AGAINST THE SAHARA : On Camelback from Nouakchott to the Nile, Asher, Michael
12 Asher, Michael TWO AGAINST THE SAHARA : On Camelback from Nouakchott to the Nile
New York, U.S.A. William Morrow & Co 1988 0688089267 / 9780688089269 First US Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Mariantonietta Peru (Photographer) 
xiv, + 301pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white, and 1 x 8 page colour, photographically-illustrated sections, b/white map. Book clean, square. Cloth spine firm. Boards lightly bumped at foot. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. From the jacket flap: "The experts had agreed that it was impossible, that no Westerner could successfully cross the width of the Sahara on camelback. Yet Michael Asher was determined to take the risk and make the journey. Packing only the barest necessities, he arrived in Mauritania and bought three camels: one for himself, one for his guide, and one for his wife Mariantonietta, whom he married only five days before . . . " Book weight approx. 645g. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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THE LONELY LANDS : A Guidebook to Argyll, Atkinson, Tom
13 Atkinson, Tom THE LONELY LANDS : A Guidebook to Argyll
Barr, Ayrshire, Scotland Luath Press 1985 0946487103 / 9780946487103 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(viii) + 169pp. + (x). B/white art-illustrated throughout (including frontispiece), mostly by Ann Thomas. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, save for several tiny specks on foredge of textblock. Illustrated limp wrapper nominally edgeworn. Supported by regional advertisements throughout, this guidebook to Argyll covers the areas of Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Appin, Oban, Crinan, Kintyre, Kyles of Bute, Cowal and the Islands. Book weight approx. 235g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.48 AUD
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BOY HE CRY : An Island Odyssey, Averill, Roger
14 Averill, Roger BOY HE CRY : An Island Odyssey
Yarraville, Victoria, Australia Transit Lounge Publishing 2009 0980461677 / 9780980461671 First Edition (pbk.) Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
310pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. "A spiritual odyssey into the heart of a remote culture . . . Two young Australians arrive unannounced on a remote Melanesian island and ask its residents if they can live with them for a year. Granted this request, cut off from the outside world, living without electricity, telephones, running water, two-way radios or even access to an ocean-going boat, Roger Averill and his anthropologist partner adapt to life in a subsistence culture and find themselves overwhelmed by the generosity of their hosts . . . " Contents include: Prologue, 13 chapters, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 415g. 
Price: 22.75 AUD
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MI MOTO FIDEL : Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba (Adventure Press), Baker, Christopher P.
15 Baker, Christopher P. MI MOTO FIDEL : Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba (Adventure Press)
Washington DC, United States National Geographic 2001 0792279611 / 9780792279617 First Printing (Stated) Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
iii, + 304pp., plus 1 x 8 page colour photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Red cloth spine firm, silver title there-on. Silver publisher's device to front panel of undamaged boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the jacket flap: " . . . Christopher P. Baker's 1000cc BMW Paris-Dakar was as much a state of mind as a form of transportation. Gaudy and gargantuan, the lipstick-red motorcycle attracted attention, sparked conversation, and made new friends for Baker throughout his free-wheeling, 7,000-mile peregrination of modern Cuba. After three months astride his powerful moto, Baker brings back a vivid report that is a savory and surprising blend of romantic adventures, keen observation, and clear-eyed commentary . . . " Book weight approx. 635g. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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HILLS AND VALES OF THE BLACK MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, on the Borders of Brecon, Monmouth and Hereford, Baker-Gabb, Richard
16 Baker-Gabb, Richard HILLS AND VALES OF THE BLACK MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, on the Borders of Brecon, Monmouth and Hereford
Hereford, United Kingdom Lapridge Publications 1993 0951858939 / 9780951858936 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
81pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Label ghost to ffep., else leaves clean. Art-illustrated (detail from a watercolour of Llanthony Abbey by John 'Warwick' Smith, 1749-1831) card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. "First published in 1913, this book was written at the time of the construction of the first road into the heart of the Black Mountains, by a man who had 'spent a large part of many years exploring these lovely hills and vales' . . . Although no one loved the Black Mountains more than he, Richard Baker-Gabb wanted others to enjoy them too and the whole drift of his book is to inform the intelligent traveller and make him see with his eyes the scenic beauty as well as the historic interest of this unfrequented region." Book weight approx. 255g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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50 DAY WALKS NEAR MELBOURNE (Revised Edition - The Age Special), Bardwell, Sandra
17 Bardwell, Sandra 50 DAY WALKS NEAR MELBOURNE (Revised Edition - The Age Special)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia Anne O'Donovan 1982 0908476086 / 9780908476084 Revised Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
167pp., b/white line-drawn maps and sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a soft reading crease there-on. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn, else good. Leaves clean. The walks featured in this book offer a magnificent diversity of attractions - waterfalls, gorges, a natural ampitheatre, deserted beaches, lyrebirds, wildflowers, splendid views, and relics of gold mines and timber railways. Each walk is illustrated with a clear sketch map and full details of distance, access, facilities, etc. Contents include: Prelims., Locations, Introduction to Bushwalking, Walks, Classified Index. Note: Details of some of these walks may have changed since publication. Book weight approx. 195g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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18 Biggs, Barbara THE ACCIDENTAL RENOVATOR: A Paris Story
Australia Floradale Productions/Sly Ink 2005 097523188X / 9780975231883 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
286pp., small, b/white chapter-heading halftone illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn, and splayed. Barbara Biggs, Australian author of the confronting autobiography 'In Moral Danger', relates how, speaking little French, knowing no-one in Paris, and with no thoughts of living there, she 'just for fun' made a low offer on an apartment. It was accepted-and her life goes haywire . . . In the mix is a handsome Australian builder (who doesn't speak French, has no tools; the budding romance punctures, he disappears), a renovation nightmare, and the Lazy Pigs Millionaire's Club . . . Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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HILLS OF THE WEST WIND : Reflections on the Tasmanian Landscape, Binks, C. J.
19 Binks, C. J. HILLS OF THE WEST WIND : Reflections on the Tasmanian Landscape
Geelong, Victoria, Australia Barrallier Books 2006 0958583870 / 9780958583879 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xix, + 410pp., illustrated throughout: full colour plates, and b/white halftone plates and maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles over near fine boards. Textblock pristine. Attached ribbon bookmark. No dustjacket. A meander through the essence of Tasmania; the breath-taking landscapes, and the Tasmanians who have made it what it is . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 7 'sections' (chapters), viz: Shaping an Island, A Varied Tapestry, Kinship and Management, Two Centuries of Progress, Power of a Myth, Counter Culture, Landscape of the Future, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.15kg. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 47.00 AUD
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20 Blainey, Geoffrey [Edited by] OCEANA: The Tempestuous Journey of J.A. Froude, 1884 & 1885
North Ryde, N.S.W., Australia Methuen Haynes 1985 0454007310 / 9780454007312 Abridged Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xix, + 211pp. EX-LIBRIS. B/white rescreened engraving [frontis, and intext] illustrations. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Every expected [ex] library identifier is present. Boards lightly bumped. Illustrated, clear plastic covered dustjacket slightly edgeworn, library sticker on spine, and clear tape adhering all to pastedowns. Edited and abridged by Australian historian Geoffrey Blainey, this travel description was originally published as 'Oceana: Or England and her Colonies', Author, 1886. At the time of publication it was both vaunted and strongly criticised [it did contain errors of fact...] However it remains a fascinating insight into 19th century Australia and New Zealand . . . Book weight approx. 540g. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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