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'ZAT IZZ APPLES, SIR'. (Signed Copy)

By: Abrami, Janka

Price: $10.34

Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, Globe Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003855


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 th... View more info

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST: A Biography of William Dobell

By: Adams, Brian

Price: $20.04

Publisher: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Hutchinson: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002759


332pp., unpaginated colour-art plates throughout. Intext, candid and b/w art halftone plates. Book clean, square. Spine firm., gilt title there-on. Front free endpaper excised, small splash spot on block edge, otherwise leaves clean. Nominal shelfwear and bump on backstrip. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, closed tears and creases. Tiny stain on foot of rear panel. The biography of Australian art icon, Sir William Dobell, b. 24 September 1899... View more info

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OPEN SEASON

By: Akermanis, Jason, with Smart, Gary

Price: $13.16

Publisher: Prahran, VIC, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 010274


viii, + 296pp., plus 2 x 8 page, colour, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased and surface scuffed only. "No longer restrained by contractual obligations and free to speak at last, Aker reveals a no-holds-barred look at a stellar sporting career, including behind-the-scenes details of his falling o... View more info

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IAN GAWLER : The Dragon's Blessing

By: Allenby, Guy

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007933


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 worl... View more info

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SACKED COACH : Life . . . Football . . . Death

By: Alves, Stan, with Davies, Col

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Crown Content: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010137


viii, + 292pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small corner crease to several at rear. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner crease to rear panel, negligible edgewear. "Stan Alves led the embattled Saints to their first grand final appearance in 26 years. The following year his sacking stunned the Australian sporting public . . . Understandably devastated, Stan let go of intense feelings ... View more info

CLARA'S WITCH

By: Andrews, Natalie

Price: $15.48

Publisher: North Fremantle, Western Australia, Fremantle Arts Centre Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003792


269pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped, plus minor crease on lower foredge corner. A fictionalised, biographical account of the story of 'Clara McGovern', a moving narrative of struggle and ultimate triumph over a life profoundly affected by a traumatic and abusive childhood...Book weight approx. 310g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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AN AUSTRALIAN EXPERIENCE : Words from the Vietnam Years (Signed Copy)

By: Ashbolt, Allan

Price: $40.99

Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Australian Book Society: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012188


400pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over slightly bumped spine. Plain black boards very good. Signed by the author Allan Ashbolt, along with a stamped number '67', on title page. Textblock tanned. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and abraded, with a pinhole-size biopredation hole on inner side of front foredge fold. Noted for his long career with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and his controversial political views, thi... View more info

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SPUN OUT : The Shane Warne Story

By: Barry, Paul

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Bantam: 2006

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 009635


x, + 541pp., two unpaginated, colour and b/white, candidly-illustrated halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Text-block unmarked. Subject-portrait illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Not sanctioned by Shane Warne in any way, this biography of the record-breaking Australian cricketer is made up of the recollections of 'ex-schoolmates', 'teachers', 'ex-t... View more info

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THE WEAPONS DETECTIVE : The Inside Story of Australia's Top Weapons Inspector

By: Barton, Rod

Price: $16.03

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc/Schwartz Publishing: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007875


x., + 278pp., plus 8 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. " . . . tells of a professional life replete with adventure, urgency and achievement. From the chaos of Somalia to the inner sanctums of the UN, Barton has more than once been in the eye of the historical storm . . . describes the fascinating chess-game of weapons inspection, with its mixture of dete... View more info

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CAPTAIN THUNDERBOLT & His Lady. The True Story of Bushrangers Frederick Ward and Mary Ann Bugg

By: Baxter, Carol

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012952


(xi) + 364pp., several intext b/white halftone plates, and line-drawn locality maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. The time - Colonial Australia. The Setting - Northern New South Wales. He was the gentleman bushranger . . . she was the woman who rode with him. This is the true story of Captain Thunderbolt (Frederick Ward) and his lady, Mary Ann Bugg. Contents include: Pre... View more info

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STILL IN THE BUSH

By: Beadell, Len

Price: $22.56

Publisher: Adelaide, South Australia, Rigby Limited: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012546


(vii) + 175pp., locality map endpapers. Unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean. Lightly bumped spine firm, and very slightly canted. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Adventurous Australian outback surveyor Len Beadell (1923-1995) tells, in his inimitable style, of his primary involvement in the ear... View more info

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WOMAN IN THE MIRROR : An Australian Autobiography. (Signed Copy)

By: Bell, Isabel Grace

Price: $22.04

Publisher: Richmond, Vic, Australia, Spectrum Publications: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed and Inscribed By Author

Seller ID: 007019


vii, + 208pp., numerous b/white illustrations: photographic, plus historical and archival documents, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author's signed gift inscription to inside front cover, otherwise leaves clean. Cameo, subject-illustrated card wrapper has tiny corner crease to front panel, else nominally edgeworn and scuffed. " . . .is a panorama of events and experiences in a life lived 'under the shadow of the Almighty' . . . as a historian, Isabel po... View more info

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DON'T DIE WITH THE MUSIC IN YOU

By: Bennett, Wayne, with Crawley, Steve

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, ABC Books: 2007

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: 010515


222pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. A book full of anecdotes, inspiration and homespun philosophies by respected Australian Rugby League coach and personality, Wayne Bennett. Contents include: Introduction, Forewords, Coaching, Winning, Rugby League, Teamwork, Role Models, Duty of Care, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 226g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

NO EASY WAY

By: Bettye Le Marquand

Price: $8.79

Publisher: Victoria, Privately Published: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001261


44pp. Book square, clean. Author's stamp on title page, else leaves clean. Monochrome illustrated (author portrait on rear), card wrapper undamaged. The autobiography of a determined girl, suffering severe brain damage at birth (Jan 2, 1943) and with stoic resilience and external assistance has lived a complete and fulfilling life. Book weight approx. 100gms. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 8vo View more info

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ONE MAN IN HIS TIME : Edward Bishop Master Builder 1844-1902 (Signed Copy)

By: Bishop, Marjorie de Freyne

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, The Craftsman Press: 1979

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012978


xi, + 98pp., floor plan layout front endpaper. Sepia halftone plate illustrations throughout, including subject-portrait frontispiece. Book clean and square. Illustrated boards covered with permanent clear adhesive film, which is partly soiled, including overlap on pastedowns. Signed by author on limitation page (500 copies printed, of which 45 were numbered and signed - this copy is signed only). The story of Melbourne, Victoria colonial master builder Edward Bishop (18... View more info

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GLASS AFTER GLASS: Autobiographical Reflections

By: Blackman, Barbara

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Ringwood, Victoria, Australia, Viking (Penguin): 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 012706


407pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards bumped on foredge corners. Textblock lightly tanned, else unmarked. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn and bumped. Known widely as the wife of leading Australian artist Charles Blackman (1928 - ), Barbara Blackman was much more than that - model, writer, poet, broadcaster, child psychologist, oral hi... View more info

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THROUGH THE WALL: Reflections on Leadership, Love and Survival

By: Bligh, Anna

Price: $24.44

Publisher: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, HarperCollins Publishers: 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012580


x, + 326pp., unpaginated, illustrated sections (mostly candid colour plates). Book clean and square. Slight bump on head of spine. Plain white boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Photographic author-portrait, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, a security sticker affixed to verso of rear panel. From a less than ideal childhood with an alcoholic father, through to being the first female popularly elected Premier of Queensland, faced with leading her sta... View more info

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BOMBER: From Vietnam to Hell and Back

By: Bower-Miles, Tony 'Bomber', and Whittaker, Mark

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Macmillan (Pan Macmillan Australia): 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013015


ix, + 292pp., unpaginated colour and monochrome halftone plate section. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper bumped on foredge corners, else very good. Textblock unmarked. 'Bomber' is the story of Tony Bower-Miles, who was a young sapper in the Australian Army when he first went to Vietnam in 1969. This is his story . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, 28 chapters. Book weight approx. 495g. View more info

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FINDING MY VOICE : The Peter Brocklehurst Story

By: Brocklehurst, Peter with Bennett, Debbie

Price: $10.93

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011149


231pp., plus 1 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a short, soft crease to front panel. From the back panel: "Peter Brocklehurst is a star. This is his story . . . A stranger walked into the store, heard him singing, asked to hear his story, and there and then resolved to help Peter achieve the dream he'd all but given up on. Today, the cobbler has shut up shop. Instead of ... View more info

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DRIVEN : A Diplomat's Auto-Biography

By: Broinowski, Richard

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Harper Collins: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011490


250pp., plus 1 x 16 page, b/white and colour, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper softly creased. From the rear panel: "In this engaging memoir, Broinowski reveals what it was like to observe and implement Australian foreign policy, intertwining his reflections on foreign postings with reminiscences of a lifelong love of the motorcar." Book weight approx. 395g. *Postage charge will be reduc... View more info