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1 Andrew Milner, et al (Edited by) POSTMODERN CONDITIONS
Oxford, United Kingdom (and elsewhere) Berg Publishers 1990 0854965912 / 9780854965915 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, + 208pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over trivially bumped spine. Plain buff boards and text-block pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped as spine, else near fine. This collection of essays, edited by Andrew Milner, Philip Thomson and Chris Worth, were originally presented as a series of research seminars organised in 1986-87 by the Centre for General and Comparative Literature at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The articles discuss central theorists of postmodernism, feminist reading of the concept of avante-garde, the re-reading of texts by Marx and Bataille, the wrapped monuments of Christo, and more. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Essays (10), Notes on Contributors, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 365g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 36.43 AUD
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2 Aron, Raymond De GAULLE, ISRAEL and the JEWS
London Andre Deutsch 1969 First U. K. Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
160pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Slightly bumped lower foredge corners and head of backstrip. Nominal flecks on head and foredge of text-block, otherwise leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected d/jacket edgeworn, with several closed tears. First published in French; Librairie Plon, 1968. "...Raymond Aron, one of France's leading political thinkers and an uncompromising critic of established ideas, brings his critical acumen and long-range vision to bear on a problem which is in urgent need of dispassionate analysis; The Arab-Israeli Conflict." Contents include: Prelims., 3 'Parts', Index. Book weight approx. 330gms. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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WOMEN'S STUDIES, WOMEN'S LIVES : Theory and Practice in South and Southeast Asia, Committee on Women's Studies in Asia (Editors)
3 Committee on Women's Studies in Asia (Editors) WOMEN'S STUDIES, WOMEN'S LIVES : Theory and Practice in South and Southeast Asia
North Melbourne, VIC, Australia Spinifex Press 1994 1875559299 / 9781875559299 First Australian Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
208pp., b/white portrait illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, small crack to head. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn and scuffed. "In this collection of essays, individual women's studies scholars and practitioners, activists and academics, from South and Southeast Asia share their thoughts on themselves as women, and on the impact of women's studies on their lives and work . . . " Book weight approx. 290g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.52 AUD
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TURN RIGHT AT THE SPOTTED DOG and Other Diversions, Cooper, Jilly
4 Cooper, Jilly TURN RIGHT AT THE SPOTTED DOG and Other Diversions
London Methuen 1987 0413168506 / 9780413168504 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
175pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked, albeit slightly tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-rubbed only. "This is a collection of the best of Jilly Cooper's writings for 'The Mail on Sunday'. Funny, severe, entertaining or challenging, her pieces always add to the reader's experience . . . " Includes Preface. Book weight approx. 311g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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SOME FAVOURITES OF MINE : Including Crafts, Cats, Countries, Collections, Cooking, Christmas and Christian Thoughts, Donnan, Alison M.
5 Donnan, Alison M. SOME FAVOURITES OF MINE : Including Crafts, Cats, Countries, Collections, Cooking, Christmas and Christian Thoughts
Australia A.M.Donnan 1990 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
64pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations. Saddle-stitch, staplebound format. Book clean, Staples firm, no rust. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. Book weight approx. 245g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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MYSELF WITH OTHERS : Selected Essays, Fuentes, Carlos
6 Fuentes, Carlos MYSELF WITH OTHERS : Selected Essays
London Andre Deutsch 1988 0233981144 / 9780233981147 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
214pp. Book clean, square. Quarter-cloth spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt initials (CF) to front panel of undamaged boards. Neat previous owner's name, place (Adelaide) and date (1991) to corner of front pastedown, else leaves clean and unmarked. Corner-clipped, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased and surface-scuffed. "Fuentes has assembled a group of essays reflecting three of the great elements in his work: autobiography, love of literature, and politics." Book weight approx. 490g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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FISHING PERSONALLY, Hill, W.M.
7 Hill, W.M. FISHING PERSONALLY
London A & C Black 1986 0713655739 / 9780713655735 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
152pp., intext line-drawn illustrations throughout by Tony Whieldon. Book clean. Spine firm, but cocked. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards nominally bumped only. "Part sideways swipe and part headlong collision, these affectionate and pointed essays range in scope from the author's favourite fishing books, to his views on floats and flies, a study of how to keep an angling diary, to a lament for a vanishing breed of tackle shop . . . " Contents include 28 essays. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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KANGAROO COURT : Family Law in Australia (Quarterly Essay, Issue 17), Hirst, John
8 Hirst, John KANGAROO COURT : Family Law in Australia (Quarterly Essay, Issue 17)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2005 1863953418 / 9781863953412 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
119pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper near fine. In this first 'Quarterly Essay' of 2005, author, historian and social commentator, John Hirst presents "a measured yet unsparing appraisal which interleaves individual (Family Court) cases with compelling legal and moral argument . . . takes us deep into the workings of the Court and the domestic apocalypses it sees every day . . . considers how to reform an institution that has bred antagonism and extremism and too often entrenched paranoia and despair." Plus: Correspondence- 'Breach Of Trust', Paul Kelly, Paul Bongiorno, Mungo MacCallum, Natasha Cica, Alex miller, Raimond Gaita. Book weight approx. 250g. 
Price: 10.93 AUD
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EVEN AS WE SPEAK : New Essays 1993-2000, James, Clive
9 James, Clive EVEN AS WE SPEAK : New Essays 1993-2000
London Picador 2001 0330481762 / 9780330481762 Fourth Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii, + 381pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. " . . . illuminating and hilarious essays from Clive James. As ever, he brings his celebrated wit to bear on a wide variety of subjects, from the Sydney Olympics to television today, from Mark Twain to Peter Cook, from Australian culture to front-page British monarchy . . . " Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 14.03 AUD
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THE MEANING OF RECOGNITION: New Essays 2001-2005, James, Clive
10 James, Clive THE MEANING OF RECOGNITION: New Essays 2001-2005
London Picador [Pan Macmillan] 2005 0330440292 / 9780330440295 Australian Edition, Second Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, + 367pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, soft reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper mildly edgeworn. Social satire and commentary presented in a string of essays [some previously published as articles] by this superb literary critic, cultural commentator, TV documentary filmmaker, poet, novelist, journalist, political analyst, satirist, Formula One fan...Book weight approx. 440g. 
Price: 10.02 AUD
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COMPELLING REASON : Essays on Ethics and Theology, Lewis, C. S. (Edited by Walter Hooper)
11 Lewis, C. S. (Edited by Walter Hooper) COMPELLING REASON : Essays on Ethics and Theology
London Fontana Books 1996 0006280110 / 9780006280118 Softcover Good+ 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
v, + 186pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, slightly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, lightly bumped, soft corner crease to front and rear panel. "Written variously between 1940 and 1962, this collection of essays represents the best of Lewis's considerable wisdom on the great ethical and theological concerns of the day . . . " Contents include: Foreword (Douglas Gresham), 24 chapters, Original Sources. Book weight approx. 100g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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VOTING FOR JESUS : Christianity and Politics in Australia (Quarterly Essay, Issue 22), Lohrey, Amanda
12 Lohrey, Amanda VOTING FOR JESUS : Christianity and Politics in Australia (Quarterly Essay, Issue 22)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2006 1863952306 / 9781863952309 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
112pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper has light reading crease, nominal edgewear. In this second 'Quarterly Essay' for 2006, author Amanda Lohrey "investigates the evangelical revival-its shape and scope, and what it means for the mainstream churches and the nation's politics . . . a subtle case for the blessings of secularism and the variety of spiritual encounters it makes possible." Plus: Correspondence- 'What's Left', Rebecca Huntley, Guy Rundle, Andrew Norton, Ben Oquist, Don Aitkin, Christopher Theunissen, Clive Hamilton. Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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ADVERTISEMENTS FOR MYSELF, Mailer, Norman
13 Mailer, Norman ADVERTISEMENTS FOR MYSELF
London Andre Deutsch 1961 First U.K. Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
446pp. Book clean. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Text-block edges flecked, otherwise leaves clean. Black boards noticeably bumped on both head and heel of backstrip, plus front board. Portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket significantly edgeworn, with jagged open and closed tears on spine, together with colour faded text on same. Otherwise, mild abrading and soiling. This title is a collection of Norman Mailer's penmanship, displaying a broad ability in the fields of stories, essays, articles, short novels, and other forms. He begins with a story he wrote while still at college, and ends with a forecast of the immensely ambitious novel on which he is (was) currently working . . . Listed are two tables of contents, for which he gives an explanation. Born in 1923, Norman Mailer died in 2007. Book weight approx. 740g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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MADE IN ENGLAND : Australia's British Inheritance (Quarterly Essay, Issue 12), Malouf, David
14 Malouf, David MADE IN ENGLAND : Australia's British Inheritance (Quarterly Essay, Issue 12)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2003 1863953957 / 9781863953955 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
100pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper minimally browned at foot. In the fourth 'Quarterly Essay' of 2003, celebrated author David Malouf "looks at Australia's bond with Britain and wonders whether it wasn't the Mother Country which did most of the giving . . . " Plus: Correspondence- 'Whitefella Jump Up', Les Murray, Lillian Holt, P.A. Durack Clancy, Fay Zwicky, Marcia Langton, Tony Birch, Mary Ellen Jordan, Geoff Sharp. 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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PARADISE BETRAYED : West Papua's Struggle for Independence (Quarterly Essay, Issue 7), Martinkus, John
15 Martinkus, John PARADISE BETRAYED : West Papua's Struggle for Independence (Quarterly Essay, Issue 7)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2002 1863951636 / 9781863951630 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
132pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper nominally scuffed. In this third 'Quarterly Essay' for 2002, investigative reporter and author John Martinkus "details what is being done to West Papua by its Indonesian overlords. He illustrates how those who seek independence are tortured and killed for their cause . . . and how this is made possible by the indifference of everyone from the United Nations to the Australian government." Plus: Correspondence- 'Beyond Belief', Kenneth Davidson, David Day, Barry Jones, Susan Ryan, Hugh Stretton, John Button. 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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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE : The Sheikhs, the U.S. and the Future of Iraq (Quarterly Essay, Issue 14), McGeough, Paul
16 McGeough, Paul MISSION IMPOSSIBLE : The Sheikhs, the U.S. and the Future of Iraq (Quarterly Essay, Issue 14)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing 2004 1863951652 / 9781863951654 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
117pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper nominally edgeworn. In the second 'Quarterly Essay' of 2004, chief correspondent and Walkley Award winner, Paul McGeough "offers a dramatic account of why Iraq remains in chaos despite desperate American efforts to create a model democracy in the Middle East . . . " Plus: Correspondence- 'Sending Them Home', Amanda Vanstone, Carmen Lawrence, Hugh MacKay, Anne Deveson, Linda Jaivin, Robert Manne. 'Whitefella Jump Up', Germaine Greer. 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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THE WORD OF A WOMAN : Selected Prose 1968-1992.    (Signed Copy), Morgan, Robin
17 Morgan, Robin THE WORD OF A WOMAN : Selected Prose 1968-1992. (Signed Copy)
London Virago Press 1993 1853816272 / 9781853816277 First Thus Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
304pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Signed by author on title page, otherwise leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased, with some edgewear, shallow indentations and small flecks to rear text panel. "Robin Morgan, one of the North American women's movement's most renowned and articulate voices premises this invaluable collection by refusing to embrace a 'post-feminist' era. Gathered together here are eighteen remarkable essays . . . Charts the significance of over three decades of struggle, and. importantly, suggests new directions for the future of international feminism." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.17 AUD
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FROM OSLO TO IRAQ AND THE ROADMAP, Said, Edward W.
18 Said, Edward W. FROM OSLO TO IRAQ AND THE ROADMAP
London Bloomsbury 2004 0747573433 / 9780747573432 First Thus, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxi, + 323pp., intext area maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. In this final collection of essays written between December 2000 and July 2003, Edward Said writes about the second intifada and the peace process . . . All chapters have been previously published in essay form in a variety of publications. Contents include: Prelims., Part 1/ The Second Intifada Begins-Clinton's Failure. 2/ September 11. The War on Terror, the West Bank & Gaza Reinvaded. 3/ Israel, Iraq and the United States. Afterword, Index. Born in 1935, Edward Said died in September, 2003. Book weight approx. 740g. 
Price: 17.03 AUD
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THE PLAIN READER, Savage, Scott (edited by)
19 Savage, Scott (edited by) THE PLAIN READER
New York Ballantine Books 1998 0345414349 / 9780345414342 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxviii, + 241pp., b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, two soft indentations to small section. Illustrated card wrapper has corresponding small indentations to front panel. Foreword by Bill McKibben. "Essays on making a simple life. Originally published in 'Plain Magazine', these pieces are sure to inspire reflection . . . " Book weight approx. 425g. 
Price: 13.66 AUD
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BRAVO ! Recollections and Reflections of the Veteran Community. Story Writing and Art Competition 2006, [Contributing entrants]
20 [Contributing entrants] BRAVO ! Recollections and Reflections of the Veteran Community. Story Writing and Art Competition 2006
Victoria, Australia Department of Veterans' Affairs 2006 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
92pp., montage format colour-art section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss wrapper slightly splayed and bumped. A compilation of award-winning writers who entered a literary and art competition, over a series of categories open to Australian veterans. The categories of the 44th competition were: True Wartime Experience, True Life Experience, Fiction, Poetry, Reflections of the Vietnam War, Art, Craft, Photography. Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 13.66 AUD
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