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1 TEENTALK ANNUAL 1979
Manchester, U.K. World Distributors 1978 Laminated Boards Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
62pp., illustrated throughout in colour and b/w. Book clean and square, spine firm. Slight laminate lift along gutters, mild scuff to foot, else very good. Leaves tanned, else clean. Numerous articles for teens, including: Stories, Picture stories, Good listening, Good looking, Good cooking, Make it yourself, Odds and ends, Talkabout, each chapter subchaptered. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 8.79 AUD
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THE YEAR I WAS BORN : 1984, Bates, Dianne
2 Bates, Dianne THE YEAR I WAS BORN : 1984
Carlton, Vic, Australia Mooondrake 1993 1863912096 / 9781863912099 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Deborah Coombs 
48pp., colour illustrations throughout (art and photographic). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed. "What were you doing in 1984 when the top toys for Christmas were Michael Jackson dolls and A-Team Enforcer fans, when part of the smallest dinosaur in Australia was discovered, when a book written by a 13-year-old went on sale . . . a day-to-day listing of the weird, the wonderful, the historic and the record-breaking events of 1984 . . . " Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.03 AUD
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THE BADEN-POWELL STORY: The Boy's Life of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell, Bond, Geoffrey
3 Bond, Geoffrey THE BADEN-POWELL STORY: The Boy's Life of Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell
London Staples Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Good Fair + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
160pp., b/w illustrations throughout by Kenneth Brookes. Book square. Spine firm. Tanned endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Price-clipped, art illustrated dustjacket edgeworn, nipped, closed tears and foxing spots on reverse. The story, written for juveniles, of the diverse life of Lord Baden-Powell; humorist, writer, artist, soldier, and or course, the founder of The Scouting Movement . . . Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.52 AUD
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THE SERIOUSLY WEIRD HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA  (Signed Copy), Bradby, Doug
4 Bradby, Doug THE SERIOUSLY WEIRD HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA (Signed Copy)
West Lakes, South Australia Seaview Press 2007 1740084489 / 9781740084482 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Carson Ellis Signed by Author
vii, + 110pp., b/white cartoon-style illustrations by Carson Ellis. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author signature to dedication page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel. Bonus point: included with book, a 'Seriously Weird History of Australia' bookmark. From the rear panel: "This book isn't about trivializing or sensationalizing the Australian story. It is a lively narrative peppered with insightful and amusing cartoons outlining the main themes in Australian colonial history . . ." For secondary school children. Book weight approx. 170g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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COOL CHRISSIE!     (Signed Copy), Clark, Margaret
5 Clark, Margaret COOL CHRISSIE! (Signed Copy)
Milsons Point, N.S.W., Australia Red Fox 1998 0091838983 / 9780091838980 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Bettina Guthridge Inscribed and Signed By Author
94pp., b/white illustrations throughout by Bettina Guthridge. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Personal inscription, signed and dated (25-12-98) by the author, else leaves clean and unmarked, albeit with a hint of tanning. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented only. " . . . a survival guide with cool jokes and lots of tips to give you a laugh and keep you sane in the Christmas silly season." Book weight approx. 115g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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ROTTERS AND SQUATTERS 1820-1850, French, Jackie
6 French, Jackie ROTTERS AND SQUATTERS 1820-1850
Lindfield, NSW, Australia Scholastic Press 2007 1865049301 / 9781865049304 First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Peter Sheehan 
175pp., b/white cartoons and illustrations throughout by Peter Sheehan. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has two tiny corner creases. A stand-alone title in the 'Fair Dinkum Histories' series, for upper primary and lower secondary students. "Cannibal convicts, murdering squatters, sea captains who kidnapped their crew, poor farmers forced off their land - they had all come to the colonies of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land to make better lives for themselves . . . It's history as you've never seen it." Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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CHILD LABOR : Then and Now, Greene, Laura Offenhartz
7 Greene, Laura Offenhartz CHILD LABOR : Then and Now
New York Franklin Watts Inc. 1992 0531130088 / 9780531130087 First Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
144pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (several are confronting; all are poignant), plus art facsimiles. Book clean and square. Boards very good. Durable, faux-leather, library binding (un-issued). Leaves unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated (as poignant as text illustrations), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, else very good. Written for the advanced juvenile reader, this confronting survey of the history of child labor and its abuses, with an examination of what has been done to eliminate the exploitation of children at work, will move even the hardest-hearted adult . . . With an American focus, contents include: Prelims., 10 chapters, Notes & Sources, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 25.85 AUD
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LOOKING AT THE MIND, Greene, Liz
8 Greene, Liz LOOKING AT THE MIND
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Childerset 1977 0909404526 / 9780909404529 First Australian Edition Hardcover Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
27pp., art-illustrated throughout (including endpapers) in colour and b/white. Book clean, Spine firm, but slightly canted. Mild dings and edgewear on art-illustrated gloss boards. Minimal flecking on endpapers, else leaves clean. Highly respected in the fields of astrology and astrological symbolism, Liz Greene (1946- ) also holds a doctorate in psychology and works as a counsellor. In this short volume she considers the 'mind' as distinct from the brain . . . probably "the first successful attempt to explain some of the mystery of the human mind to children in an interesting and simple way." An early publication in the broad career of Liz Greene, and extremely rare in the Australian edition. Book weight approx. 340g. 
Price: 56.40 AUD
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THE ALPHASHELL BOOK : A Book About Molluscs of Australia for Children, Hunt, Helen
9 Hunt, Helen THE ALPHASHELL BOOK : A Book About Molluscs of Australia for Children
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Lothian Publishing 1982 0850910676 / 9780850910674 Second Impression Hardcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(vi) + 66pp., unpaginated colour plates, intext b/white halftone plates, plus sketches, and line-drawings, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards nominally bumped only. " . . . is a first book about molluscs of Australia for children . . . easy reference . . . alphabetical order . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.45 AUD
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REACHING THE SUMMIT : Sir Edmund Hillary's Story, Johnston, Alexa with Larsen, David
10 Johnston, Alexa with Larsen, David REACHING THE SUMMIT : Sir Edmund Hillary's Story
New South Wales, Australia Puffin Books 2007 0143006665 / 9780143006664 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
173pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first men to climb Mount Everest. Ed's dream had come true . . . Sir Ed's exciting, action-packed story, encompassing both the top and the bottom of the world." Book weight approx. 200g. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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11 Katz, Jane B. (Compiler/Editor) LET ME BE A FREE MAN: A Documentary History of Indian Resistance
Minneapolis, Minnesota Lerner Publications 1975 0822506408 / 9780822506409 1st Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
183pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Original cloth boards lightly shelfworn. Supplier's stamp to ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn. Published for the juvenile library market, this volume is unissued thus, and devoid of any markings. This anthology of documentary history is in two 'parts': in the first, 'The Conquest', leaders such as Tecumseh, Black Hawk, Sitting Bull, Red Cloud and Geronimo tell of how they were robbed of their lands and freedoms by white invaders. In Part 2, 'The Recovery', native Americans describe their ongoing efforts to regain their land, rights, and control over their destiny. Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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12 Lampton, Christopher NEW THEORIES ON THE ORIGINS OF THE HUMAN RACE
New York Franklin Watts 1989 0531107833 / 9780531107836 First Edition Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
158pp., b/w illustrations and line drawings throughout. Library quality binding.Book, [unissued], is square, tight, clean, unmarked. Loose-plastic protected, illustrated dustjacket has nominal corner marks, a small closed tear and a crease on rear panel. Produced for the juvenile market, nonetheless an interesting book. Divided into four parts, chaptered contents include: Background, Tree of Life, Human Legacy, Missing Link, Molecular Link, Family Tree, Leakey Bush, Oldest Hominid?, The Way We Are, Upright and Quite Bright, more. Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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13 Nottingham, Ted, Lawrence, al & Wade, Bob WINNING CHESS PIECE BY PIECE
New York Sterling Publishing 1998 0806999551 / 9780806999555 First Edition Pictorial Boards Hardcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
126pp., b/w, instructive illustrations throughout. Book clean, square, tight. Gloss illustrated boards. Name on ffep., else leaves clean. Primarily for the younger chess player with easy to read bold text and clear board diagrams, contents, sub-chaptered, include: A game called Chess, the Rook, Knight vs. Bishop, The King, The Queen, The Grandmasters, The End . . . and the beginning, Index. Book weight approx. 530g. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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14 Soper, Eileen A. WILD FAVOURS
London Hutchinson 1963 First Edition Original Blue Cloth HB & DJ Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Eileen A. Soper 
224pp., b/white, art-illustrated endpapers, and intext, wildlife illustrations throughout, artwork by the author/illustrator. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Random colour flecking on cloth. Original seller's sticker on front pastedown, otherwise leaves clean. Colour-art [Eileen A. Soper], loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped and slightly edgeworn only. "In this book the author has written of many first-hand experiences in the field and of the charm of birds and mammals with which she has associated, in her desire to sketch them in their natural environment..." Eileen A. Soper learnt the craft of engraving from her late father, branching into art, and becoming a highly successful book illustrator for such authors as Enid Blyton. Eileen A. Soper [b. 1905] died in 1990. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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15 Taylor, John W.R. and Allward, Maurice EAGLE BOOK OF ROCKETS AND SPACE TRAVEL
London Longacre Press 1961 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good+ Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
192pp., intext b/white illustrations throughout; line-drawn and halftone plates. Book clean. Spine slightly cocked, several bumps and contusions there-on. Play grey boards ditto. Leaves randomly flecked. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and edgeworn, with closed tears and abrading. " . . . takes the readers behind the scenes at America's space station at Cape Canaveral, describing in detail all the exciting things that happen . . . " Chaptered contents, plus Index. Book weight approx. 810g. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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THE LIVING FLUTE (Includes CD), Turner, Barrie Carson
16 Turner, Barrie Carson THE LIVING FLUTE (Includes CD)
New York Alfred A Knopf 1996 0679881786 / 9780679881780 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
48pp. CD undamaged. Colour, b/white and duotone halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Front board with CD window unmarked, rear board has small pressure indentations, a result of stacking with like books. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket features a forme-cut display window, else slight edgewear, and pressure indentations as per boards. Primarily for the younger and upcoming flautist, 'The Living Flute' is the perfect introduction to this remarkable instrument and the great music that has been written for it . . . Contents include: Prelims., Overture, Flute Family, History, How the Flute: Works/Is Made/ Is Played, Composer Biographies, CD Track Listings, Acks., Index. Item weight approx. 435g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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THE PUBERTY BOOK : A Guide for Children and Teenagers, Wendy, Darvill, & Powell, Kelsey
17 Wendy, Darvill, & Powell, Kelsey THE PUBERTY BOOK : A Guide for Children and Teenagers
Sydney, NSW, Australia Hodder 2003 0733617387 / 9780733617386 3rd Edition, Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, + 182pp., b/white cartoon-style illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Vaughan Duck) card wrapper nominally scuffed only. " . . . gives children and teenagers accurate and up-to-date information about themselves, their bodies, and growing up. In simple straightforward language the authors discuss the changes that happen at puberty, sex and sexuality, health and looking after yourself, relationships, pregnancy and birth . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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BMX THE AUSSIE WAY, Williams, Trent
18 Williams, Trent BMX THE AUSSIE WAY
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia Child & Henry 1981 0867772409 / 9780867772401 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
61pp., illustrated endpapers, and like frontispiece, two unpaginated colour-plate sections, plus intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, but bumped and colour-faded. Colour-illustrated gloss boards bumped on upper foredge corner, else good. No dustjacket. Instructive for the more adventurous BMXer, contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The Sport of BMX, Equipment (The Anatomy of a Bike), Safety, Rider Fitness, The Skills, Low Budget BMXing, Getting the Bike to Fit, How to Start a Track, The BMX Lingo, BMX Directory. Book weight approx. 440g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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19 [Staff Writers] PARTY GAMES FUNBOOK
London Murrays Sales and Service 1960 First Edition Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unpaginated [80 pages]. B/white, illustrated games example on each page, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, but tanned. Corners bumped. Art-illustrated limp paper wrapper mildly bumped and creased. How to make and play a selection of indoor and outdoor party games for some good, old-fashioned, inexpensive fun! Book weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.03 AUD
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