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1 ALFRED FELTON AND HIS ART BENEFACTIONS
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Trustees of the Public Library, Museums, and National Gallary of Victoria 1936 First Edition Staplebound Booklet Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Unpaginated (28 pages). Colour-art frontispiece, plus b/white art-portrait halftone plates. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples firm, but slightly rusted. Leaves clean. Printed, yapped wrapper soiled, bumped and creased. A concise biography of Victorian benefactor Alfred Fenton, born Maldon, Essex, England in 1831. He arrived in Victoria in 1853, becoming a very successful druggist. On his death on 8 January, 1904, he left a large fortune to Victoria, a part of which has purchased (and continues to) world class works of art for the National Gallery of Victoria. This booklet is a guide book for some of these acquired works on display . . . Booklet weight approx. 110g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE HYMNAL
2 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE HYMNAL
Boston, MA, United States The Christian Science Publishing Society 1932 5th Edition, Revised & Enlarged Hardcover Good + 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
629pp. All textblock edges tinted dark blue. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Head and foot of backstrip mildly rubbed. Gilt title and blind-embossed decoration to front panel of plain blue boards, which are minimally edge-rubbed and bumped only. Light tanning to endpapers, and random pages, previous owner's pencilled notations to rear free endpaper and pastedown, else leaves clean. "With seven hymns written by Reverend Mary Baker Eddy, discoverer and founder of Christian Science . . . " Contents include: Preface, 429 hymns (words and music), Indexes: Tunes, Alphabetical; Tunes, Metrical; Composers and Sources; Tempo Indicators; Authors and Sources; First Lines. Book weight approx. 400g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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3 "Semaphore" MIDDLE EAST MIRTH and Home Guard Goings On
Melbourne & Sydney, Australia E.H.Gibbs First Edition Stapled Softcover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
32pp., text only. No date [circa early 1940's]. Lightly browned pages clean. Soft grey wrap undamaged, except for minor random faxing. Humourous short ditties and stories from an Australian's perspective. Weight approx. 50g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.41 AUD
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GRAPHOLOGY : The Science of Reading Hand-Writing, 'The Penman'
4 'The Penman' GRAPHOLOGY : The Science of Reading Hand-Writing
Auckland Brookdale Press Staplebound Softcover Booklet Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
29pp. No publication date (c. late 1940s). Saddle-stitch, staplebound format. Staples firm. Leaves clean, mildly tanned, foxing spots to several pages, short, closed tear to one leaf. Printed card wrapper is also foxed and lightly marked. "An intelligent study of graphology will not only provide the reader with an entirely new and fascinating hobby, but will also prove of incalculable value in judging the type of person with whom he or she contemplates entering upon a business or personal relationship." Booklet weight approx. 40g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 9.40 AUD
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THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN, (Adapted By William Cowper)
5 (Adapted By William Cowper) THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN
London Longmans, Green & Co. First Thus Hardcover [decorated cloth] Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall H. Fitz-Cook 
No publication date (c. 1870-1880). Unpaginated (48 pages). Illustrated throughout (recto pages, verso blank): Engravings by J.C. Whymper from the illustrations of H.Fitz-Cook. Book clean and square. Bevelled edges, bright gilt title and decoration, blindstamp borders over original dark green cloth. Minimal edgewear and foredge corner fraying. Dark brown endpapers. All textblock edges bright gilt. 'With compliments' inscription, initialled 'D.J.M', together with original seller's stamp and print offset on front fly sheet. Noticeable foxing splotches throughout. Text in red, throughout. Humorous verse tells the story of linen draper John Gilpin, who, on his anniversary holiday, is beset with misadventure from the beginning . . . Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 30.77 AUD
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CURIOUS CASES AND AMUSING ACTIONS AT LAW, INCLUDING SOME TRIALS OF WITCHES IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, (None Noted)
6 (None Noted) CURIOUS CASES AND AMUSING ACTIONS AT LAW, INCLUDING SOME TRIALS OF WITCHES IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
London Sweet & Maxwell 1916 Hardcover [Quarter-Cloth] Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vii, + 234pp. Book clean and square. Red, quarter-cloth spine mildly bumped on head and heel. Endpapers flecked and splotched. Pink-tint speckled text-block edges. Boards abraded and bumped on foredge corners. An amusing collection of legal cases from the annals of the Birmingham Court of Requests, listed under the headings: 1/ Cases in the Birmingham Court of Requests. 2/ Witch Trials. 3/ Amusing Actions at Law. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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JOAN OF ARC; Or, the Story of a Noble Life, (None Noted)
7 (None Noted) JOAN OF ARC; Or, the Story of a Noble Life
Edinburgh William P. Nimmo & Co. 1880 1st Thus Hardcover (Decorated cloth) Very Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
108pp., colour-plate frontispiece, plus small b/white chapter illuminations and sketches. Book clean. Spine firm. Original green cloth decorated with blind, and printed embossing, with bright gilt title and surround. Mildly abraded edges and corners. Dark brown endpapers. Bright gilt text-block edges. Splotched and marked on several leaves. In very good condition for its age, with undamaged hinges, this story of Joan of Arc is written for boys and girls. Book weight approx. 130g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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IDEAL BOILERS RADIATORS ACCESSORIES 1933, (Staff Writers)
8 (Staff Writers) IDEAL BOILERS RADIATORS ACCESSORIES 1933
Hulls, York, U.K. National Radiator Company 1933 Original Cloth (Flexible) Fair + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
208pp., illustrated throughout: halftone plates, and schematic diagrams. Patinated gilt titles over black, flexi-cloth covers, which are mildly abraded and bumped. Several supplier's stamps on free endpapers, and textblock edges, generally fingermarked and soiled, with a crack on front pastedown. A trade price, and supply catalogue for the National Radiator Company, of Hull, Yorks., manufacturers and suppliers of the 'Ideal' range of radiators and boilers. Includes a section on valves, pipe fittings, tools, etc., plus Index. Book weight approx. 340g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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9 A Yorkshire Doctor [Dr. R.W.S.Bishop] MY MOORLAND PATIENTS
London John Murray 1926 3rd.cheaper Hard Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, 242 pp., red cloth boards, four b/w plates, including frontispiece. Book square, random foxing throughout and edges. Minor scuffing, bumps and marks. Previous owner dedication on front pastedown. No dustjacket. A humourous narrative of happier times for the author, in and around the Yorkshire Moors. Contents include: Moors and Moorland Patients, Old Yorkshire Words, Moorland Tragedy, Yorkshire Wit and Humour, Parsons and Squires, Funerals, Curious Cases, Insanity, Hospitality, De Senecture, Index. Book weight approx. 560g. 
Price: 14.06 AUD
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SOME BETTER THING FOR US, A.S.L.
10 A.S.L. SOME BETTER THING FOR US
London Philip Wellby 1907 Second Impression Hardcover (Original Cloth) Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
xix, + 172pp, plus (iv). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Gilt border, plus a blind stamp decoration over lightly bumped green cloth boards. Rough-trimmed (not deckle-edged) textblock uniformly tanned, else unmarked. Top edge gilt. No dustjacket. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 10 chapters, Publisher's promo. Book weight approx. 300g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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11 Abplanalp, Arthur IN PERFECT SHAPE ALL YOUR LIFE
London Health for All Publishing Co. First Edition Quarter Cloth Hardback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date [c. 1947]. 168pp., b/white intext illustrations throughout; halftone and line-drawn, the majority instructive. Book clean and square. Cloth spine firm, but bumped and faded on head and heel. Illustrated, papered boards bumped and nipped on foredge corners, otherwise light specks and soiling. Original seller's sticker on front pastedown, same seller's stamp on ffep., else leaves clean. No dustjacket. "Showing a safe, certain way to youthful slimness and vigorous health at any age" [using the advanced system of Swiss expert, Mr Abplanalp]. Contents include: Prelims., 18 chapters and Appendix [a compilation of testamonials]. Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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12 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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COMMON BATTERY TELEPHONY SIMPLIFIED: A Book for Practical Telephone Men and Students, Atkins, Walter
13 Atkins, Walter COMMON BATTERY TELEPHONY SIMPLIFIED: A Book for Practical Telephone Men and Students
Fleet Street, London "The Electrician" Printing and Publishing Company 1914 Second Edition Cloth Covered Hardback Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
x, + 180pp., 162 b/w diagram illustrations intext. Advertisements on f.e.p.'s, section of electro-technical book advertisements at rear. Book square, illustrated cloth has a short pen scribble on rear cover, else cloth in very good condition. No dustjacket. Other than a few foxing spots to edges, finger marks on endpapers and former owner's name on fly, leaves are clean. First published September. 1912, contents include: Introduction, Main frame and apparatus room, Subscriber's switchboard arrangements, Junctions, Subscriber's apparatus, Testing arrangements, Miscellaneous circuits, Appendices X 4. A rare book on early telephone systems. Book weight approx. 330g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 75.20 AUD
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14 B.T.J.Glover and G.L.Wakefield PERFECT NEGATIVES
London Fountain Press 1947 7th Edition, 2nd Impression Original Cloth Hardcover Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
110pp., paginated, 8 page b/w halftone plate section, plus intext line-drawings and graphs throughout. Book clean, square. Slightly shaken. Spots and mild dampstain on cloth. Leaves tanned, particularly endpapers and title-page, otherwise clean. No dustjacket. First published on 1923, this book has been completely rewritten. Intended primarily for beginners, however experienced photographers may derive some benefit . . . Contents, in 10 chapters, include: Prelims., Intro., Subjects, Printing papers, Properties of films and plates, Exposure, Development, Fixing-washing and drying negatives, Mechanical faults, After processes, Negative making under tropical conditions, 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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15 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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16 Badcock, Lt-Col.G.H. THE CARE OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS: School Talks and Broadcasts
London Herbert Jenkins Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Good Fair + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Inscribed By the Author
96pp., first printing. N.D. [c.1945]. Inscribed/dated [Sept. 1945] by author on ffep. Book clean, very slightly askew. Very minor foxing to half-title page and edges. B/w portrait frontispiece and plates throughout. Unclipped, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped and chipped. Instructive, tthis book is the outcome of many talks to children, at school and on the B.B.C., by the author, a leading expert on the care and training of horses and dogs. Foreword by Derek McCulloch [Uncle Mac of the B.B.C.]. Book weight approx. 170g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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17 Balzani, Ugo THE POPES AND THE HOHENSTAUFEN
London Longmans, Green & Co. 1889 First Edition Blue Cloth Hardback Fair 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
From the 'Epochs of Church History' series, viii, 261pp., most leaves clean, edges grubby, foxing spots on a few random pages. Two names written top of decorative ffep. Short splits to hinges [top], frayed corners, small stain spots. 16 chapters including: Eugenius 111 and Conrad of Hohenstaufen-Election of Frederick 1, Hadrian 1V and Rome, Alexander 111 and the Lombards against Schism and the Empire, last years of Frederick 1, Innocent 111, Gregory 1X and the Crusade, Innocent 1V, The Popes bring Charles of Anjou into Italy, The last of the Hohenstaufen. Book weight approx. 370g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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18 Banks, Louis Albert THE FISHERMAN AND HIS FRIENDS : A Series of Revival Sermons
New York and London Funk & Wagnells Company 1886 First Edition Hardcover (Original Cloth) Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 365pp., plus (v). Book clean and square. Gilt titles on soiled, decorated green cloth. Original supplier's stamp on ffep., top edge gilt. B/white halftone plate frontispiece, with captioned tissue-guard. Noticeably sun-affected spine. "The sermons in this volume were delivered in Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., during the month of January, 1896, in a series of Revival meetings . . . " Book weight approx. 745g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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ON THE TRAIL OF MOSES : A Series of Revival Sermons, Banks, Rev. Louis Albert
19 Banks, Rev. Louis Albert ON THE TRAIL OF MOSES : A Series of Revival Sermons
New York Funk & Wagnells Company 1903 First Edition Hardcover (Decorated Buckram) Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 297pp., plus (xii). Book clean and square. Lightly bumped spine firm. Hinges very good. Bright gilt titles and colour decorations over flecked and tanned lilac buckram boards. An original seller's stamp on ffep., leaves tanned with occasional fleck, else very good. No dustjacket (as issued?). "The sermons in this volume were all delivered in a series of revival meetings held in Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, New York City, during the month of January, 1903." Contents include: Prelims., Author's Parting Word, 30 sermons, Unpaginated (12 page) publisher's promo section. Book weight approx. 525g. 
Price: 47.00 AUD
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MICHAEL THE MALLEE CHICK IN SEARCH OF A MOTHER, Barnard, Peggy
20 Barnard, Peggy MICHAEL THE MALLEE CHICK IN SEARCH OF A MOTHER
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Consolidated Press 1946 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Good 12mo (Oblong/Landscape Format) Mollie Quick 
Unpaginated (32 pages). Saddle-stitched, staplebound landscape format. Staples clean and firm. Colour-art illustrated (Mollie Quick) stiff card cover lightly edgeworn, with a name written on front, plus a noticeable beverage stain on rear cover and small area adjacent to front foredge. Monochrome printed verso of card cover. Colour-art illustrations throughout by Mollie Quick. "Under a big Coolabah tree in the bush of Northern Queensland the busy little bush turkeys had built their mound of grass and leaves . . . " Book weight approx. 110g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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