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1 (Staff Writers) BRUCE LEE: His Eternities
Hong Kong Kung Fu Magazine Publishing Co. 1984 Softcover (Staple-bound) Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
70pp., centre-spread, 4 page, colour-plate section, plus numerous intext, b/white, candid and action halftone plate illustrations. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound magazine format, a 'Collector's Edition', containing much Bruce Lee action, including a 'Camera-Test Exclusive'. Minor edgewear, leaves clean. Staples firm. Pictorial limp cover lightly edgeworn and bumped. Bruce Lee, born in 1940, died in 1973. Magazine weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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2 Abrami, Janka 'ZAT IZZ APPLES, SIR'. (Signed Copy)
Brunswick, Victoria, Australia Globe Press 1986 0959367195 / 9780959367195 First Edition Softcover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
xi, + 203pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Short inscription, signed by author on half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Sketch-art illustrated [Sharman Fineberg] card wrapper lightly splayed and creased on upper foredge corner. Foxing flecks on rear [text] panel. Janka Abrami has written a moving account of a family of Polish Jews, the Hakari's, who on arriving in Melbourne via Israel in 1955, settle in South Melbourne, and begin the process of 'blending' into the Australian way of life...Contents include: Intro., Part 1: 19 chapters. Part 2: 14 chapters. Book weight approx. 310g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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NOBODY'S CHILD : Who Are You When You Don't Know Your Past?, Adie, Kate
3 Adie, Kate NOBODY'S CHILD : Who Are You When You Don't Know Your Past?
London Hodder & Stoughton 2005 0340840307 / 9780340840306 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 324pp., plus 8 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "With a curiosity inspired by her own circumstances as an adopted child, Kate Adie uncovers the extraordinary, moving and inspiring stories of just such children - without mother or father, any knowledge of who they might be, or even a name to call their own. Too often, the answers different cultures have come up with to the issue of foundlings have been either inadequate or cruel . . . " Book weight approx. 525g. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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FROM EMPEROR TO CITIZEN : The Autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi  (Translated by W.J.F. Jenner)
4 Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi (Translated by W.J.F. Jenner) FROM EMPEROR TO CITIZEN : The Autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi
Beijing, China Foreign Languages Press 1998 7119007726 / 9787119007724 Second Printing Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
496pp., plus 2 x 8, and 2 x 4 pag4e, b/white photographically- illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of undamaged brown boards. One tiny spot to text-block foredge, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket sunned on spine (title clearly legible), minor edge-creasing to head and foot of same, small stain. Attached ribbon bookmark, mildly frayed. From the jacket flap: " . . . the autobiography of Pu Yi, the man who was the last emperor of China. A unique memoir of the first half of the 20th century as seen through the eyes of one born to be an absolute monarch, the book begins with the author's vivid account of the last, decadent days of the Ching Dynasty, and closes with an introspective self-portrait of the last Ching emperor transformed into a retiring scholar and citizen of the People's Republic of China . . . " Book weight approx. 680g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE FAB FIVE : Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream, Albom, Mitch
5 Albom, Mitch THE FAB FIVE : Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream
New York Warner Books 1993 0446517348 / 9780446517348 Third Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
359pp., plus 1 x 16 page photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Yellow spine firm. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased at head of mildly sunned spine (title clearly legible). From the jacket flap: "This is the tale of the greatest class ever recruited in college basketball - the Fab Five of Michigan - and how they shocked the sports world from the day they arrived on campus . . . " Book weight approx. 670g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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IAN GAWLER : The Dragon's Blessing, Allenby, Guy
6 Allenby, Guy IAN GAWLER : The Dragon's Blessing
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 2008 1741756081 / 9781741756081 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 342pp., plus 16 page, b/white and colour, photographic section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, a hint of tanning to edges, soft corner crease to several. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn, soft corner crease to rear. "In 1974, Dr Ian Gawler, an ambitious young veterinarian and athlete, developed bone cancer in his right leg . . . In 1984, Ian Gawler's legendary bestseller 'You Can Conquer Cancer' was published. Today, Gawler is a world-renowned pioneer in the therapeutic application of mind-body medicine and meditation and The Gawler Foundation offers residential programs and day workshops to cancer patients and their families . . . This is an honest, unflinching and illuminating portrait of an unorthodox, compassionate and courageous Australian . . . " Book weight approx. 485g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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PLEASURE AND PAIN : My Life, Amphlett, Chrissy, with Writer, Larry
7 Amphlett, Chrissy, with Writer, Larry PLEASURE AND PAIN : My Life
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Hachette Australia 2007 0733622232 / 9780733622236 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
336pp., b/white, candidly-illustrated, unpaginated halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a soft reading crease on same. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn, with a crease on lower rear foredge corner. Textblock clean and unmarked. Chrissy Amphlett (born 25/10/1959) was a true legend of Australian rock 'n' roll, giving spell-binding performances as the lead singer of the Divinyls. Gripping and searingly honest; this is her story. Chrissy Amphlett died on 21st April, 2013, in New York. Contents include: Prelims., 23 chapters, Acks. Book weight approx. 405g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER : The Remarkable Love Story of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, Andersen, Christopher P.
8 Andersen, Christopher P. AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER : The Remarkable Love Story of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy
New York William Morrow & Co 1997 0688153119 / 9780688153113 First Edition (Stated) Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 336pp., plus 32 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased at head of spine. "During their twenty-six years together, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy mesmerized the world with their famous on-screen chemistry like no other couple. Yet their private love affair - which ended early with Tracy's death in 1967 - remained shrouded in secrecy . . . Author Christopher Anderson paints a full, inspiring portrait of these beloved American icons and the life they shared . . . " Contents include: Preface, 9 chapters, Sources and Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 710g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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TOGETHER ALONE : The Story of the Finn Brothers, Apter, Jeff
9 Apter, Jeff TOGETHER ALONE : The Story of the Finn Brothers
North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia William Heinemann/Random House 2010 1741668166 / 9781741668162 First Edition, First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
340pp., plus 16 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, one page softly corner creased. Illustrated card wrapper near 'as new'. "Based on interviews, critical analysis, extensive research and the author's 30-plus years of following the Finns, 'Together Alone' is the first biography written about the Finn brothers. This is the story of breakthroughs, breakdowns, sibling rivalry and respect - and some of the best pop songs this side of Lennon and McCartney." Contents include: Prologue, 12 chapters, Coda, Acks., Notes, Select Bibliography. Book weight approx. 510g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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BEFORE NIGHT FALLS, Arenas, Reinaldo
10 Arenas, Reinaldo BEFORE NIGHT FALLS
London Serpent's Tail 2001 1852428082 / 9781852428082 Third Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvii, + 317pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. Originally published in Spain as 'Antes que anochezca' (Autobiographia) by Tusquets Editores, S.A. "This shocking memoir by the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas is a book about sexual, political and artistic freedom . . . Arenas recounts his journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba to his death in New York four decades later . . . " Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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PRINCE OF CATS, Arjan Singh
11 Arjan Singh PRINCE OF CATS
London Jonathan Cape 1982 022402034x / 9780224020343 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
192pp., plus 16 pages of unpaginated colour photographic illustrations. Map illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Foxing flecks to text-block edges, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly tanned and foxed on flaps, and reverse. "Living in the north of Uttar Pradesh, on the border wth Nepal, and seeing how the local leopard population had dwindled almost to nothing, celebrated Indian wildlife expert Arjan Singh determined to find out whether it would be possible to bring up a leopard cub in his house and return it to the jungle. The story of how he taught first Prince, and then the twin sisters Harriet and Juliette the ways of the forest is enthralling from start to finish . . . " Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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ANYA : Countess of Adelaide, Armstrong, Judith
12 Armstrong, Judith ANYA : Countess of Adelaide
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Ryan Publishing 1998 1876498005 / 9781876498009 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vii, + 240pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with just a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated card wrapper has a minor edge crease. "This factional biography weaves an imaginative life story of the pretty and ambitious German waitress whose marriage to one of the founders of BHP endows her with huge wealth and social position. Later, the widowed Agnes Rasp marries a European aristocrat and throughout the dark days of WWI she dreams of returning from Germany as the Countess of Adelaide . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 9 chapters, Sources. Book weight approx. 330g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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ANYA : Countess of Adelaide, Armstrong, Judith
13 Armstrong, Judith ANYA : Countess of Adelaide
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Ryan Publishing 1998 1876498005 / 9781876498009 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vii, + 240pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with just a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated card wrapper has one soft corner crease, mild edgewear. "This factional biography weaves an imaginative life story of the pretty and ambitious German waitress whose marriage to one of the founders of BHP endows her with huge wealth and social position. Later, the widowed Agnes Rasp marries a European aristocrat and throughout the dark days of WWI she dreams of returning from Germany as the Countess of Adelaide . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 9 chapters, Sources. Book weight approx. 330g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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14 Arthur, Sir George CONCERNING WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL
London Heinemann 1941 Reprint Hard Cover + D/J Fair+ Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
vii, + 200 pp. First printed December, 1940. This reprint edition, January, 1941. Book almost square, with barely a hint of cocking. Endpapers uniformly brown, one or two small foxing spots on head, else leaves clean. Loose-plastic protected, subject portrait dustjacket is price-clipped, previously clear-tape reinforced on rear, has grubby marks on rear panel, fold marks on rear flap, small corner chips and red border abrasions. Written by an old soldier and experienced author, this is a well compiled biography, written relatively early in World War Two. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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BLACKIE : A Story of the Old-Time Bushmen, Ashby, Ted
15 Ashby, Ted BLACKIE : A Story of the Old-Time Bushmen
Wellington, New Zealand A.H. & A.W. Reed 1978 0589011294 / 9780589011291 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 129pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards minimally shelfworn only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, and colour-faded on spine. Using a combination of fact and literary licence, the author Ted Ashby relates the story of the adventurous life of Tasmanian-born legendary bushman Andrew 'Blackie' Black, who worked, fought, drank and gambled his way from Tasmania to Victoria, on to Otago, New Zealand, thence to the King Country, to Northland and to the Solomon Islands . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 14 chapters, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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SISTER NIVEDITA OF RAMAKRISHNA-VIVEKANANDA, Atmaprana, Pravrajika
16 Atmaprana, Pravrajika SISTER NIVEDITA OF RAMAKRISHNA-VIVEKANANDA
Calcutta, India Sister Nivedita Girls' School 1967 Second Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 311pp., unpaginated illustrations throughout: two colour plates, with the majority b/white halftone plates (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth spine lightly bumped only. Plain textured boards undamaged. Several non-descript numbers written on rear free endpaper, else minimally tanned text-block clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and creased, with closed tears, mildly soiled, and an Indian currency price felt-pen deleted on front flap. The story of Irish-born (County Tyrone) Sister Nivedita (Margaret Elizabeth Noble, 1867-1911) and her religious work and girls' school in India. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface(s), 47 chapters, Refs., Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 540g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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A MIXED DOUBLE, Austin, H.W. 'Bunny', and Konstam, Phyllis
17 Austin, H.W. 'Bunny', and Konstam, Phyllis A MIXED DOUBLE
London Chatto and Windus 1969 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
264pp., unpaginated b/white plates throughout; candid halftones, and line drawings (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. A small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, minor flecks on edges, else text-block unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edgeworn and abraded. This volume is a 'dual' autobiography, featuring alternating chapters of the lives of H.W. (Bunny) Austin, British tennis player and devotee of the MRA (Moral Re-Armament), and his wife, the actress Phyllis Konstam . . . Contents include; Prelims., 18 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 570g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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BOY HE CRY : An Island Odyssey, Averill, Roger
18 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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19 Bacall, Lauren BY MYSELF AND THEN SOME
London Headline Book Publishing 2005 075531350X / 9780755313501 1st U.K., 3rd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
506pp., unpaginated, colour and b/white, candidly illustrated sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves pristine. Monochrome, portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. "...on the silver anniversary of 'By Myself', Lauren bacall brings her inspiring memoir up to date, chronicling the events of the past twenty-five years, including her recent films, Broadway runs, and fond memories..." Book weight approx. 990g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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20 Badcock, Lieut-Col-G.H. TELL HIM...The Autobiography of a Dog Trainer
London Herbert Jenkins Limited Original Cloth Hardcover + D/J Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Signed by Author
141pp., First printing. N.D. [c. 1945]. Inscribed/dated [Sept.1945] by author on ffep. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title thereon. Lightly bumped foredge corners. Sepia frontispiece and 2 x 8 page, unpaginated halftone plate sections. Leaves clean. Unclipped, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, abraded in spots, grubby marks on rear panel. The instructional autobiography of a leading dog trainer. Foreword by Lady Kitty Ritson. Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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