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THE HARD WORD : Ten Stories with Teeth, Adam Carey, Simmone Howell, Sharon Shelley, John Southurst, Patrick Witton
1 Adam Carey, Simmone Howell, Sharon Shelley, John Southurst, Patrick Witton THE HARD WORD : Ten Stories with Teeth
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Vandal Press 1998 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
133pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. Ten short stories. Book weight approx. 135g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 37.60 AUD
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THE WIRE CLASSROOM.    (Signed Copy), Bailey, John
2 Bailey, John THE WIRE CLASSROOM. (Signed Copy)
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia The Australasian Book Society 1976 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
203pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards very lightly bumped on lower foredge corner. Author signature and stamped number '67' to half-title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (Gary Shead), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased and indented. " . . . a funny, frank, satirical, serious, highly topical novel of New Guinea. It is centred on an innocent young Australian schoolteacher who, in the remote hot village of Wendi, finds himself confronted by such appalling characters as Peanuts O'Neil, Mucker, Bendix van Kram and the formidable Mrs Weston, the inspector from Education . . . " Book weight approx. 324g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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SECRETS OF WALDEN RISING, Baillie, Allan
3 Baillie, Allan SECRETS OF WALDEN RISING
Australia Penguin Books 1997 0140381473 / 9780140381474 2nd Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
168pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Mark Sofilas) card wrapper mildly indented. "Something strange is happening outside the dusty town of Jacks Marsh, but Brendon seems to be the only one to have noticed. For years the mysteries of Walden have remained unsolved - mysteries of the goldrush, of Thunderbolt the bushranger. But Walden is coming back - and some people will stop at nothing to unearth its secrets . . . " Book weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.03 AUD
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THE BLOOM IS GONE, Barclay, John
4 Barclay, John THE BLOOM IS GONE
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Australasian Book Society 1977 909916802 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
211pp. Book clean. Slightly canted spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards lightly bumped on corners. Leaves clean, corner crease to several. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has short closed tears, small holes to flap folds. "A year in the life of white teachers at a desert school for Aboriginal children gives wide scope for John Barclay's gifts as a novelist . . . " 24 chapters. Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 9.11 AUD
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DANGEROUS NEIGHBOURS, Bird, Ray
5 Bird, Ray DANGEROUS NEIGHBOURS
Australia Author (Ray Bird) 2009 0646522280 / 9780646522289 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
262pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped on foredge corners. A signed/dated author (personal) inscription on title page, several splash stains on lower foredge of text-block, else leaves clean. Australia is a vast land, surrounded by oceans and seas. To the north, a short distance away, is a country with a population many times larger than Australia's. A number of the large properties in the north of Australia are foreign owned and this fictitious story is about such a property and the owner's evil plans. Will these plans be thwarted by a group of neighbouring Aussies determined to fight back? Book weight approx. 360g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 21.86 AUD
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TRANSMITTERS : An Imaginary Documentary, 1969-1984, Broderick, Damien
6 Broderick, Damien TRANSMITTERS : An Imaginary Documentary, 1969-1984
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Ebony Books 1984 0959065504 / 9780959065503 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
320pp. Book clean, slightly cocked. Spine firm, soft reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to front panel. " . . . mirrors the changing consciousness of the years 1969 to 1984 in Australia. Broderick provides a rare and witty insight into that period of upheaval with a headlong literary chase through the oddest subculture Kurt Vonnegut never though of . . . Embodies Broderick's profound meditations on fatalism and freedom." Book weight approx. 400g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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TEACH THEM NO MORE, Burton, Brian K.
7 Burton, Brian K. TEACH THEM NO MORE
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia The Australasian Book Society 1967 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
214pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards lightly bumped on one upper foredge corner. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a piece missing from base of spine, short closed tears, minor edgewear and surface abrasion. Prison-based novel, 14 chapters. Book weight approx. 404g. 
Price: 9.11 AUD
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PROWLER.   (Signed Copy), Campbell, Marion
8 Campbell, Marion PROWLER. (Signed Copy)
South Fremantle, Western Australia Fremantle Arts Centre Press 1999 1863682511 / 9781863682510 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
392pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Short inscription, signed 'Marion' and dated 5-05-99, on title page, otherwise leaves clean and unmarked. Soft diagonal crease to dedication page, plus one page formerly corner creased. Art-illustrated (detail- 'Big Banksia', Memnuna Vila-Bogdanich, 1973) card wrapper moderately edgeworn. "On the surface 'Prowler' is about the anguish of 'growing up', but out of this Marion Campbell creates a profound and often savagely funny and satirical exploration of the personal hazards of separation and engagement, exile and belonging. It is also a deeply affectionate novel about the erotics of memory, desire and obsession . . . " Book weight approx. 530g. 
Price: 25.05 AUD
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MERINO MURDER, Casey, R.
9 Casey, R. MERINO MURDER
Hartwell, VIC, Australia Sid Harta [Temple House] 2005 192103095X / 9781921030956 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
iii, + 456pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves pristine. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, else fine. This mystery thriller set in outback Australia finds Merino rams dying suddenly, violently and unaccountably, and a nearby agricultural research station is called upon to study the problem. An investigation is barely underway when a technician is found dead in a paddock, and the young scientist who was with him has mysteriously lost her memory, becoming, quite naturally, a suspect . . . throw in some hanky-panky, a bunch of activists, and some rams, and you have a 'Merino murder' . . . Book weight approx. 553g. 
Price: 26.05 AUD
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10 CLARK, Mavis Thorpe THEY CAME SOUTH
London and Melbourne Heinemann 1963 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
234pp., unpaginated sketch-art by Joy Murray. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked and lightly bumped, with a printed title on white overlay strip, together with a small b/white illustration. Plain ochre-coloured boards undamaged. Original supplier's sticker affixed to ffep., foxing stripe on same. Like splotch on one leaf, else clean. Art-illustrated (Joy Murray), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and nipped, colour-faded on spine, and lightly soiled. A thrilling juvenile colonial adventure that begins in the year 1839. It features a young 13-year-old shepherd boy, Angus McIvor, who flees to the new settlement of Melbourne, Australia, when, by accident, he burnt down his squire's haystack. The English penalty for such an act was hanging . . . Many adventures wait in store for Angus, both onboard the barque 'Erasmus', and later in the settlement colony . . . 29 chapters. Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.03 AUD
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THE DYING TRADE (First Cliff Hardy), Corris, Peter
11 Corris, Peter THE DYING TRADE (First Cliff Hardy)
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia McGraw-Hill Book Company, with Assistance by Grants from the Literature Board of the Australian Council 1980 007072928x / 9780070729285 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
229pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over slightly bumped spine. Plain brown boards minimally bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. A former owner's stamp on ffep., else textblock mildly tanned. Colour-art illustrated (Christine Bruessow), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Debut fiction by Peter Corris (b. Stawell, Victoria, Australia, 8 May, 1942), and the introduction of his phenomenally successful private investigator character - Cliff Hardy. The setting is Sydney, Australia . . . Is Dr. Ian Brave a psychologist or a mercenary? Did Ailsa Sleeman's husband commit suicide, and why was her car blown up? . . . Join Cliff Hardy from Hardy Investigations as he sets out to solve these mysteries . . . Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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THE AUSTRALIAN TRILOGY (Bound as One), Courtenay, Bryce
12 Courtenay, Bryce THE AUSTRALIAN TRILOGY (Bound as One)
Ringwood, VIC, Australia Viking (Penguin) 2000 0670893897 / 9780670893898 First Thus Hardcover [Quarter-Cloth] Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
531pp., line-drawn story-setting map. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped red cloth spine. Undamaged, attached red ribbon bookmark. Illustrated boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. The titles in this collected omnibus edition which bridges Australia's journey to nationhood are: The Potato Factory / Tommo and Hawk / Solomon's Song. A highly acclaimed trilogy by Bryce Courtenay, who died in 2012. Book weight approx. 1.53 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT, Crick, D.H.
13 Crick, D.H. PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Australasian Book Society 1966 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
239pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards lightly corner bumped. Previous owner's name to ffep., else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has very small, open tears to head and foot of spine, edge rubbing, mild tanning to reverse. " . . . the story of Harold Furnley's struggle to reconcile his father's dominating influence with his need to live his life in his own way. It is a novel in which parental authority is linked with the structure of power and the theme of possession embraces both national and personal values . . . " 36 chapters. Book weight approx. 431g. DIGITAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST 
Price: 10.93 AUD
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THE SLEEPERS ALMANAC 2006 : The Nervous System, Dattner, Zoe and Swinn, Louise (Edited by)
14 Dattner, Zoe and Swinn, Louise (Edited by) THE SLEEPERS ALMANAC 2006 : The Nervous System
Collingwood, VIC, Australia Sleepers Publishing 2006 0975699113 / 9780975699119 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
275pp., several b/white art and line-drawn illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Merryn J. Trevethan) card wrapper as new. The 2006 (annual) collection of short stories from 'Sleepers', featuring new and emerging authors alongside those already established . . . Including Frank Moorhouse, Sean Condon, Paddy O'Reilly, Gideon Haigh, Stephanie Alexander and some others you may never have heard of . . . Book weight approx. 530g. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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ANCESTORS, Davidson, Robyn
15 Davidson, Robyn ANCESTORS
London, United Kingdom Jonathan Cape 1989 022402583x / 9780224025836 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
314pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('You Have To Dream in Blue', Arnaldo Roche Rabell), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly indented only. "Lucy McTavish has returned to the isolated and decaying house in the Australian rainforest where she was raised by the ferociously loving and eccentric Aunt Laura . . . "A startling fiction debut by the author of 'Tracks'. Book weight approx. 531g. 
Price: 9.40 AUD
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A CHRYSLER SEDAN & THREEPENNY ICECREAMS, Davis, A.J.
16 Davis, A.J. A CHRYSLER SEDAN & THREEPENNY ICECREAMS
Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia A.J. Davis (Author) 2000 0646391526 / 9780646391526 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vi, + 154pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a short, soft crease, minimal edgewear. Fictional family and suburban life in 20th century Australia, seen through the eyes of young Tim, the main character. Book weight approx. 265g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.66 AUD
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17 Doyle, Fiona ON COUNTRY : Stories of Nyrlotte
St Lucia, Queensland, Australia University of Queensland Press 2006 0702235458 / 9780702235450 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Lionel Doyle 
109pp., b/white illustrations throughout by Lionel Doyle. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Colour-art illustrated (Lionel Doyle) card wrapper negligibly scuffed, small, soft crease to rear panel. "Nyrlotte lives with her family on their land in the West Cape York region of Northern Queensland. Her Granny is a powerful woman, who knows all the stories and can sing a cyclone away and Nyrlotte knows that she should listen always to her Granny's warnings . . . " Book weight approx. 130g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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18 Duffy, Michael THE TOWER
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 2011 1742372619 / 9781742372617 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
469pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Young detective Nicholas Troy is basically a good man, for whom working in homicide is the highest form of police work. But when a woman falls from the construction site of the world's tallest skyscraper, the tortured course of the murder investigation that follows threatens his vocation . . . " Book weight approx. 443g. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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LONG UNDER DARKNESS, Evers, L.H.
19 Evers, L.H. LONG UNDER DARKNESS
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Currawong Publishing Company 1957 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
238pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Bright gilt title over uniform, cerise-coloured, undamaged original cloth boards. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (photographic author portrait to rear), loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. The key character of this post-war Australian novel is Dave Fleming, a talented young artist deeply affected by a war-time experience. Those around him see him in different ways; to his wife -a stranger; his brother-in-law - a craven; his father-in-law - the wasted youth he recognises in himself . . . and then there is Pauline, his former mistress. Troubled, Dave sets out on an odyssey in search of his lost faith in himself . . . Book weight approx. 285g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 24.05 AUD
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WATERCOLOURS, Ferreira, Adrienne
20 Ferreira, Adrienne WATERCOLOURS
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Fourth Estate 2011 0732292166 / 9780732292164 First Australian Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
341pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Priscilla Nielsen) card wrapper has a tiny corner crease to front panel. The story of a boy artist, a river town and its mysterious underworld . . . A poignant debut novel. Book weight approx. 405g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.93 AUD
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