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PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES OF DEVON & CORNWALL, (The Francis Frith Collection)
1 (The Francis Frith Collection) PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES OF DEVON & CORNWALL
Wiltshire, England The Francis Frith Collection (Selectabook) 1996 1859370217 / 9781859370216 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
111pp.., plus Index. Sepia-toned photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Photographically-illustrated (Clovelly, Main Street, 1894) card wrapper negligibly scuffed. A stand-alone volume in the 'Photographic Memories Series'. "The images in this series have been selected only from the Frith archive, which is world renowned for the quality and clarity of its photographs . . . in this book, as we make circular tours of these two counties, you will find much of beauty and tranquillity . . . " Book weight approx. 460g. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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MY MOORLAND PATIENTS, A Yorkshire Doctor [Dr. R.W.S.Bishop]
2 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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ECHOES FROM THE MOUNTAINS and History of the Omeo Shire Council, A.M. Pearson, M.B.E.
3 A.M. Pearson, M.B.E. ECHOES FROM THE MOUNTAINS and History of the Omeo Shire Council
Omeo, Victoria, Australia Omeo Shire Council 1994 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
404pp., plus (xxxxiv). Line-drawn regional map endpapers. Illustrated throughout with b/white halftone plates. Book clean. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped and canted spine. Plain brown cloth boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated (I.R. Petersen), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and creased, nipped and abraded. When he was commissioned to write this history of Omeo Shire in East Gippsland, Victoria, the author was seventy years of age with no previous literary experience. His great advantage was a vast knowledge of the area and decades of service as a councillor in the shire. The result is an excellent publication, certain to appeal to anyone interested in the area's history . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, 39 untitled chapters, Ghost Towns of the Shire, New Shire Offices Opened, Shire Past Presidents, Shire Officers, Chronological Index from 1872, Name Index. Book weight approx. 930g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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MILFORD TRAILS, Anderson, William
4 Anderson, William MILFORD TRAILS
Wellington, New Zealand Reed 1977 0589004727 / 9780589004729 Third Edition (Revised) Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
187pp., plus 14 pages of b/white photographic illustrations, map illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain boards lightly bumped on one upper foredge corner. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly sunned on spine, minor foxing to reverse. From the jacket flap: "William Anderson did not set foot in Fiordland until 1950, when he handed over his Southland farm to his sons, and with the help of his wife May took a temporary job running Quintin Huts on the third stage of the Milford Track . . . Later his interest broadened to encompass the Track as a whole and the general history of the Milford area. As a result of his careful research he has been able to write a personal account of Milford which is authoritative, comprehensive, and always interesting." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 510g. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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THE WOMEN OF MEXICO CITY, 1790-1857, Arrom, Silvia Marina
5 Arrom, Silvia Marina THE WOMEN OF MEXICO CITY, 1790-1857
Stanford, California Stanford University Press 1994 0804720959 / 9780804720953 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 384pp., intext b/white halftone plates and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper trivially edgeworn only. Text-block unmarked. This pioneering study confronts three main questions about the era 1790-1857 in Mexico City. Were women's roles as narrow and unimportant as has been assumed? To what extent were women dominated by men? Can significant differences be found between younger and older women, married and single, upper class and lower class? Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 5 chapters, Conclusion, Appendices, Bibliography, Index. More. Book weight approx. 485g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE LONELY LANDS : A Guidebook to Argyll, Atkinson, Tom
6 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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A PICTURE OF HAMPSHIRE. (Signed Copy), Baker, John L.
7 Baker, John L. A PICTURE OF HAMPSHIRE. (Signed Copy)
London Robert Hale 1986 0709025750 / 9780709025757 First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + John L. Baker Signed by Author
270pp., b/white line-drawings, by the author, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain russet boards undamaged. Signed by author on title page, otherwise leaves unmarked. Colour art-illustrated (Winchester City Cross', John L. Baker), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, and mild sunning to spine. "One of England's largest and most beautiful counties, Hampshire is an area of exceptional variety . . . More than 100 of John Baker's delicate and revealing line drawings enhance a satisfying and comprehensive text." Contents include: List of illustrations, Introduction, 14 chapters, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 740g. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 25.85 AUD
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HILLS AND VALES OF THE BLACK MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, on the Borders of Brecon, Monmouth and Hereford, Baker-Gabb, Richard
8 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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WOODEND ON THE FIVE MILE CREEK, Barned, Betty Jean
9 Barned, Betty Jean WOODEND ON THE FIVE MILE CREEK
Victoria, Australia (Author) (Printed By the Dominion Press - Hedges & Bell) First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No date (1985). 174pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate section (archival sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, art-illustrated (Vi Barker) card wrapper slightly edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Published to coincide with Victoria's sesquicentenary, this history of Woodend and district is well compiled and features : Old Woodend, Early Transport, Buildings, Memoirs of Pioneering Families, Local Schools - Churches - Businesses - Families, Sport, Service Organisations, Old Identities, Woodend Today. Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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A WOMAN'S WORK: The Story of a Mallee Farmer's Wife from 1913, Beaton, Florence
10 Beaton, Florence A WOMAN'S WORK: The Story of a Mallee Farmer's Wife from 1913
Red Cliffs, Victoria, Australia Author, via the Sunnyland Press 1985 0959053808 / 9780959053807 First Edition Softcover (Side-stapled) Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
92pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece and like plates throughout (family sources), plus several small sketch-illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Side-stapled format. Monochrome illustrated limp card wrapper very good, with just a hint of biopredation on sub-title. Staples as new. Monochrome facsimile on inner rear wrap. Textblock has a former owner's name on half-title page, else leaves unmarked. Centred on the lives of Frank and Clara McNabb, pioneering farmers at Carwarp in the Mallee region of north-west Victoria. In part it is a story of a farmer's life, but mainly it is intended to convey something of the farmer's wife's life and how she managed in her home, quite apart from the working side of the farm . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, 18 chapters. Book weight approx. 235g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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DERBYSHIRE GHOSTS & LEGENDS.    (Signed Copy), Bell, David
11 Bell, David DERBYSHIRE GHOSTS & LEGENDS. (Signed Copy)
Berkshire, England Countryside Books 2002 185306260x / 9781853062605 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
128pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short inscription, signed by author on title page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a small, soft crease to lower corner of rear panel, otherwise very good. "Derbyshire is a county steeped in ancient legends and traditions, born of a rich and colourful history and a landscape at once romantic and forbidding . . . David Bell has brought together a remarkable collection of Derbyshire's legacy of the unexplained and the supernatural. In addition he provides a glossary of dialect words and phrases which recall a time and a way of life so nearly lost to today's generations . . . " Includes Introduction, Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 205g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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SHIPWRECKS AROUND WALES. Volume 1, Bennett, Tom
12 Bennett, Tom SHIPWRECKS AROUND WALES. Volume 1
Dyfed, Wales Happy Fish 1987 0951211404 / 9780951211403 First Edition Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
112pp., historic b/white halftone plates, plus line-drawn maps, and art illustrrations, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Norman Court' of Rhosneigr, 1883, Brian Entwistle) card wrapper slightly edgeworn. The rugged coastline of Wales has been the final resting place for at least 14,000 shipwrecks during the last 150 years. This book covers the true stories of over fifty of these tragedies. Some involve heroic local lifeboat rescues, others terrible loss of life . . . There are also a few 'Whisky Galore' stories to lighten the dramas. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Causative Factors, Maps, Wrecks by Name, Specs., Site. Biblio., Index. More. Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 25.85 AUD
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VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LONDON from Old Photographs, Betjeman, John (Introduction and Commentaries by)
13 Betjeman, John (Introduction and Commentaries by) VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN LONDON from Old Photographs
London B.T. Batsford 1969 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good+ Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Unpaginated (approx. 160 pages). B/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain brown boards undamaged. Previous owner's name to ffep., foxing to endpapers, mild tanning to textblock edges, else leaves clean. Number stamp to lower rear pastedown. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edge-rubbed, a couple of tiny nicks, foxing to reverse. " . . . illustrated entirely with contemporary photographs. The earliest pictures belong to the 'forties, when Fox Talbot's camera was just in time to record the old Hungerford Suspension Bridge and the erection of Nelson's Column. The latest show the London of seventy years further on, when the motor-car had begun to supplant the carriage, the Hansom and the horse-drawn bus. These photographs illustrate every aspect and district of London . . ." Book weight approx. 903g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE RISE OF BROKEN HILL, Blainey, Geoffrey
14 Blainey, Geoffrey THE RISE OF BROKEN HILL
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Macmillan of Australia 1968 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
184pp., map endpapers. Colour plate frontispiece, plus unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over minimally bumped spine. Plain, original black cloth boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, lightly edgeworn, with a short, closed tear on plain rear panel. The first silver was discovered in a remote region of New South Wales, Australia, by a boundary rider in 1883. So began one of the world's great mining fields: Broken Hill. This is the story . . . Contents include: Prelims., (6) chapters, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 600g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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A HISTORY OF MEENIYAN 1881-1981: A Century of Progress, Boyd, P.M.
15 Boyd, P.M. A HISTORY OF MEENIYAN 1881-1981: A Century of Progress
Meeniyan, Victoria, Australia The Meeniyan Progress Association Centenary Committee 1981 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
64pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout (various sources) together with line-drawn selector and township maps. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Booklet clean and 'square'. Staples clean and holding firmly. Art-illustrated (J. Altenhof) card wrapper lightly edgeworn, with mild fingermarks on plain rear wrap. Title page, and illustrations, on inner front and rear wraps. Textblock unmarked. A concise, most interesting centennial history of the small but progressive town of Meeniyan, situated toward the middle of beautiful South Gippsland, Victoria. Contents include: Prelims., Prelude, Selectors, Sport, Politics and Politicians, Public Utilities, Education, Fire - Flood - Famine, Youth, Churches, Acks. Book weight approx. 150g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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CURIOSITIES OF NORFOLK : A County Guide to the Unusual, Briggs, Josie C.
16 Briggs, Josie C. CURIOSITIES OF NORFOLK : A County Guide to the Unusual
Norfolk, England John Nickalls Publications 2002 1904136044 / 9781904136040 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
136pp., b/white photographic illustrations and map. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. An illustrated guide to the follies, unusual buildings, objects, natural features and street furniture around Norfolk. Book weight approx. 320g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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BUKAN-MUNGIE: 150 years of Settlement in the Buchan District - 1839-1989, Buchan Sesquicentenary Committee
17 Buchan Sesquicentenary Committee BUKAN-MUNGIE: 150 years of Settlement in the Buchan District - 1839-1989
Buchan, Victoria, Australia Buchan Sesquicentenary Committee 1998 0731653920 / 9780731653928 Reprint Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(iii), + 130pp. B/white halftone plate illustrations throughout: double-page spread frontispiece, facsimiles, and photographs (private sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, and bumped on foredge corners. Textblock nominally bumped as wraps, else unmarked. This copy is a reprint edition of the Buchan District (Victoria) sesquicentenary (150 years) celebration of white settlement, held during 1989. Numerous local people assisted the compiling committee with photographs, memories and other assistance to make this an enthralling history of life and times in and around Buchan . . . Contents include: Prelims., Bukan-Mungie, Settlement, Mining, Trade and Commerce, Tourism, Timber, Education, Health, Church Life, Final Resting Places, Law and Order, Roads, Emergency Services, S.E.C., Social Activities, Sporting Life, Clubs, Wartime, Pioneers, Celebrations, more. Acks., Bibliography. Book weight approx. 410g. 
Price: 48.88 AUD
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JOURNEY TO THE CHIANTI : Getting To Know An Ancient Tuscan Region, Castelluci, Leonardo
18 Castelluci, Leonardo JOURNEY TO THE CHIANTI : Getting To Know An Ancient Tuscan Region
Italy Florence Packaging 2004 8890107936 / 9788890107931 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
208pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout. Photography by Gian Luigi Scarfiotti. Book clean, square, Spine firm. Matt illustrated boards have one light bump to lower edge of rear panel. Leaves clean. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-nicked only. Contents include: Introduction, Living in Stone, The Chianti in the Museum, Life in the Chianti, Crafts and Trades, The Art of Simple Cooking, Vineyards and Olive Groves, The Communes of the Chianti Classico, Indexes of Names and Places, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 1.36 KG. *Customers 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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AUCKLAND, Their Auckland, Clark, K.S. (Written and Illustrated by)
19 Clark, K.S. (Written and Illustrated by) AUCKLAND, Their Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand Lansdowne Press 1983 086866071X / 9780868660714 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good + 
84pp., b/white frontis, plus recto page b/white illustrations throughout by the author, K.S.Clark. Book clean, square. Spine firm, very light bump to head. Art-Illustrated (Clark) gloss illustrated boards negligibly surface-scuffed only. Leaves clean and crisp. This collection of amusing commentary and b/white illustrations by local artist Keith S. Nobby Clark is both a record of some of the victims of Auckland's progress, and a celebration and record of some of its survivors. Book weight approx. 620g. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 9.40 AUD
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FOOTPRINTS FROM THE 1840's ON SOUTHERN YORKE PENINSULA (Signed Copy), Cook, Diana
20 Cook, Diana FOOTPRINTS FROM THE 1840's ON SOUTHERN YORKE PENINSULA (Signed Copy)
Minlaton, South Australia Author (Diana Cook) 1994 0646172719 / 9780646172712 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
150pp. Line-drawn map frontispiece. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Sketch-art (Walad Cook) textured card wrapper undamaged. Short inscription, "With compliments", signed by author at head of title page, else leaves unmarked. "Footprints . . . " consists of several true stories from the southern Yorke Peninsula, taken from such records as : George Penton's Employes Ledger, Gum Flat and Penton Vale Stations', Inspector Alexander Tolmer's 'Reminiscences of an adventurous and chequered career', Thomas Giles' 'Old Memories; Blacks on Yorke's Peninsula', and the Adelaide newspapers of 1848-1850. As true stories, with no villains or heroes other than ignorance and its victims, black or white, contents include: Prelims., 'Tulta's Storm, The Castaways', Explanatory Notes, Map. Book weight approx. 315g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 32.90 AUD
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