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PERSPECTIVE OF A CENTURY : A Volume for the Centenary of Trinity College, Melbourne 1872-1972

By: Grant, James (Compiled by)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, The Council of Trinity College: 1972

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010109

ISBN: 095997590X

Condition: Very Good


xv, + 202pp., unpaginated colour plates and b/white photographic illustrations. Art-illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Dark red faux leather boards very lightly bumped on one foredge corner, plus a small, shallow indentation. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Leeper Building, 1971', from the drawing by W. Beasley) loose-plastic protected dustjacket noticeably tanned on spine and adjacent strip of front and rear panels, 2.5 cm piece missing from foot of spine, small stain to same. The senior college of Melbourne University, Trinity College, celebrated the ... View more info

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ANGELS IN THE OUTBACK: The Australian Inland Mission. A Century of Service (Signed Copy)

By: Griffiths, Max

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Dural, N.S.W., Australia, Rosenberg Publishing: 2012

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 012518

ISBN: 1921719583

Condition: Very Good +


352pp., colour-plate frontispiece, paginated colour plate section, intext colour and b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. A personal inscription, indicating gratitude, signed and dated by the author on half-title page, else textblock unmarked. The story of the Australian Inland Mission, which had a Reverend John Flynn, a young Presbyterian clergyman from Victoria, as its spearhead. The story of the A.I.M. is told by Max Griffiths, who, at the time of writing, was the head of the Mission. Contents include: Preli... View more info

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ASBESTOS HOUSE : The Secret History of James Hardie Industries

By: Haigh, Gideon

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Carlton, Vic, Australia, Scribe Publications: 2006

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007945

ISBN: 1920769625

Condition: Very Good


442pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. " 'Asbestos House', the name of the grand headquarters that Hardie built itself in 1929, tells two remarkable tales. It relates the frantic financial engineering in 2001 during which Hardie cut adrift its liabilities to sufferers of asbestos-related disease, the public and political odium that followed, and the extraordinary deal that resulted. It is also the story that the company, knowingly and unknowingly, forgot how even as fibro built a nation, the asbestos fibre from which it was ma... View more info

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BANKING ON THE BENDIGO

By: Hewat, Tim

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Brighton, VIC, Australia, Wrightbooks: 1992

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010090

ISBN: 0947351612

Condition: Very Good


200pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, minor foxing flecks to textblock edges. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. Included loose: Printed generic shareholder letter accompanying complimentary copy. The story of the Bendigo, the building society floated on gold. Contents include 10 chapters, Appendix I-IV, Selected Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 270g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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PEACE AND PURITY : The Story of the Brahma Kumaris. A Spiritual Revolution

By: Hodgkinson, Liz

Price: $20.90

Publisher: United Kingdom, Rider: 1999

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 006912

ISBN: 0712608915

Condition: Very Good +


217pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally scuffed only. "In 1936, a 60-year-old businessman in India began having visions of a new world order of peace, love and truth . . . For fourteen years a little community (known as the Brahma Kumaris) lived in complete seclusion, meditating and preparing for the work ahead. Just over sixty years later, this obscure group has become a highly respected worldwide movement with over 4,000 centres in 75 countries . . . Liz Hodgkinson tells the extraordinary s... View more info

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AVRO: The History of an Aircraft Company

By: Holmes, Harry

Price: $34.20

Publisher: Shrewsbury, U.K., Airlife Publishing: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013243

ISBN: 1853105317

Condition: Very Good +


196pp., intext, historic b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated ("The Last Lancaster', by L.R. Williams), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. This book tells the story of the British aeronautical company A.V. Roe and Company Limited (AVRO), from its early beginnings in the first decade of the twentieth century through to the '504' used by the RAF until 1930, to the iconic Lancaster in WW2, later the Vulcan and Shackleto... View more info

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THE STORY OF P & O: The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company

By: Howarth, David and Howarth, Stephen

Price: $23.75

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013510

ISBN: 0297789651

Condition: Very Good +


224pp., colour-art endpapers, plus intext colour-plates, facsimiles and b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain black, original cloth boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated (P & O 'Medina' leaving Portsmouth in 1911 . . . W. Wyllie) loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally bumped and edgeworn only. "P & O is as old as seagoing steamships and its story weaves like thread through the history of the British Empire. The story begins in 1837 when Brodie McGhie Willcox and Arthur Anderson received a mail contra... View more info

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THIS IS THE ABC : The Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1932-1983

By: Inglis, K.S., assisted by Brazier, Jan

Price: $26.60

Publisher: Carlton, Vic, Australia, Melbourne University Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011617

ISBN: 0522842585

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 521pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain black boards very good+. Faint foxing to text-block head, else leaves clean. Previous bookseller's label to lower front pastedown. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small closed tear at head of spine, minor edge foxing, tiny spot. From the jacket flap: "Candid, independent and eminently readable, this work is the product of many years careful research by one whose undisguised affection for the ABC has not been allowed to cloud his clear judgement; on the contra... View more info

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THROUGH MY EYES: A Photographic History of the Life and Times at Jellis Craig . . . (Inscribed Copy)

By: Jellis, Richard

Price: $33.25

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, New Litho (for Richard Jellis): 2015

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013387

Condition: Very Good +


171pp. Oblong (landscape) format. Illustrated throughout: photographic colour plates, b/white halftone plates, plus colour and b/white line-drawings. Book clean. Backstrip firm and square. Colour, photographically-illustrated gloss boards undamaged. A personal inscription, signed by Richard Jellis on ffep., else textblock pristine. Illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. 'Through My Eyes' is a photographic history of the life and times at Jellis Craig, growing from its one Hawthorn (Victoria) office in 1992 to one of Melbourne's strongest real estate... View more info

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A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION & DELIGHT : The Buildings of the State Library of New South Wales Since 1826

By: Jones, David J.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Library Council of New South Wales: 1988

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007400

ISBN: 0908449240

Condition: Very Good +


176pp., illustrated throughout in colour and b/white, many from the Mitchell Library archives. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Normand Henry Baker, c. 1930) card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. The fascinating story of the buildings that have housed the collections, staff, readers, benefactors, and services since 1826 . . . and the events surrounding them . . . Heaven for bibliophiles, this volume includes: Prelims., Preface, 8 chapters, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 530g. View more info

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ASHINGTON COAL COMPANY: The Five Collieries

By: Kirkup, Mike

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Seaham, Co. Durham, U.K., The People's History Ltd.: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013453

ISBN: 1902527623

Condition: Very Good


128pp., intext b/white halftone plates (private and other sources), and line-drawings, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, minimally bumped and canted. Sepia, photographically-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. A nondescript inscription on plain inside front wrapper, else textblock unmarked. A fascinating history of five collieries (Ashington, Woodhorn, Linton, Lynemouth, and Ellington) that were located in Northumberland, England . . . All are now closed - the last - Ellington, closed in 2005 . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, 8 chapters. Book weigh... View more info

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LIFFE: A Market and its Makers.

By: Kynaston, David

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom, Granta Editions: 1997

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012265

ISBN: 1857570561

Condition: Very Good +


xi, + 340pp., illustrated throughout: monochrome, duotone and colour halftone plates, line-drawings, graphs and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over minimally bumped spine, ditto boards. Textblock unmarked. Montage-style, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. This story of LIFFE - The London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange - the so-called 'Fourth Pillar' of the City of London, alongside the Bank of England, the Stock Exchange, and Lloyds . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, 8 chapters, Appendices, ... View more info

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ELLIS BEACH: Our Club. The History of Ellis Beach Surf Life Saving Club 1957-2007

By: Libke, Carol

Price: $76.00

Publisher: Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia, Ellis Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc.: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013364

ISBN: 0646472372

Condition: Very Good


256pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Backstrip slightly bumped and canted. Illustrated gloss boards mildly bumped on foredge corners, plus several indentations on front and rear boards. Textblock unmarked. Thoroughly researched and presented, this extremely scarce title tells the story of fifty years of the proud existence of the Ellis Beach Surf Life Saving Club, situated a "short drive" north of Cairns in tropical North Queensland . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (2), Introduction, 22 chapters. Bibliography, Acronyms/Abbs., Club Honou... View more info

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APEX: The First Twenty-five Years

By: Love, R.S. And Branson, V.M.

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Sydney, Association of Apex Clubs: 1980

Edition: 2nd Edition.

Seller ID: 004142

Condition: Very Good


[x] + 121pp., b/white montage-style, portrait [The Founders] illustrated frontispiece, and unpaginated, candidly-illustrated halftone plates throughout. Intext, chapter opening/closing sketch-art illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Minor shelfwear and bumping head and foot of boards. Leaves clean. Unknown print run, No. 373 machine-printed on front paste-down. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, and blind indentations on rear panel. The story of the Australian community service club organisation 'Apex', from its fledgling beginnings ... View more info

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NORWICH UNION : The First 200 Years

By: Mantle, Jonathan

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, James and James Publishers / Norwich Union: 1997

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010903

Condition: Very Good +


208pp., colour and b/white historic and contemporary illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of black boards, which have one small indentation to rear panel. Leaves clean and crisp. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, several small indentations and mild surface scuffing. "In 1797, Thomas Bignold, a young entrepreneur in Norwich, founded a general insurance company. Shortly afterwards he founded a life assurance operation. This is the story of the growth of this venture to become one of the... View more info

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TVA The First Twenty Years : A Staff Report

By: Martin, Roscoe C. [Edited by]

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Alabama, GA, and Knoxville, TN., The University of Alabama Press and the University of Tennessee Press: 1956

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010461

Condition: Very Good +


xiii, + 282pp., locality map/river profile endpapers. Book clean and square. Nominally bumped spine firm. Sketch illustrations over undamaged blue boards. Front free endpaper carries the signature of esteemed Australian civil engineer, L.A. Endersbee, else textblock unmarked. No dustjacket. An impressive list of TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) past and present staff have combined to produce this most interesting and informative report of TVA from 1933-1953. The essays are based on lectures originally delivered at Florida State University. Contents include: Prelims., The Authors, Introduction,... View more info

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SAND AND SUCCESS: A History of Huntingdale Golf Club

By: Meldrum, Brian and Mansfield, Garry

Price: $34.20

Publisher: South Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia, Huntingdale Golf Club: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013427

ISBN: 0646281356

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 144pp., illustrated throughout: endpapers, frontispiece, photographic colour plates and b/white halftone plates. Book clean. Vivid silver title over mildly canted spine. Club emblem in silver and gold over undamaged, blue faux-leather boards. Textblock unmarked. Attached ribbon bookmark ditto. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped and edgeworn only. Through hard work and dedication the members of the Huntingdale Golf Club, Victoria, have established one of the world's great golf courses. The authors detail the events, experiences and pe... View more info

Image for TOWN WATER : A History of - Leongatha Waterworks Trust (1905-1983) - Leongatha Sewerage Authority (1939-1983) - Leongatha Water Board (1984-1993)

TOWN WATER : A History of - Leongatha Waterworks Trust (1905-1983) - Leongatha Sewerage Authority (1939-1983) - Leongatha Water Board (1984-1993)

By: Murphy, John

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Leongatha, Victoria, Australia, Leongatha and District Historical Society: 2005

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012472

ISBN: 0959323139

Condition: Near Fine


120pp., intext b/white halftone plates, line-drawings and facsimiles throughout. Book clean and square. Duotone, pictorially-illustrated gloss card wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. An interesting history of Leongatha's water and sewerage authorities, written by noted, experienced local historian and author, John Murphy. Contents include: Prelims., Genesis 1905, First 30 Years, Sewerage and Filtration, Ocean Outfall Pipeline, Consolidation, Planning for the Future, Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 220g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. ... View more info

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WINDOWS ON COLLINS STREET : A History of the Athenaeum Club, Melbourne

By: Pacini, John

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, The Athenaeum Club: 1991

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011626

ISBN: 0646026925

Condition: Very Good +


456pp., photographic illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased head and foot of spine. Contents include: Author's Preface, Introduction, 35 chapters, Epilogue, Foundation and Original Members of The Athenaeum Club, Life Members, List of Current Members, Postscript, Index. 1.2KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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FAR BEYOND EXPECTATION : The Story of the International Development of Christian Women Communicating International

By: Raddon, Jean H.

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia, The International Board, Christian Women Communicating International: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007442

ISBN: 0646134043

Condition: Very Good +


75pp., b/white line drawn illustrations by Betty Tyler, throughout. Foreword by Grace Collins. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper sunned on spine, and an adjacent strip of front and rear panel. "Since the writing of 'Beyond Expectations', CWCI has advanced nationally and internationally . . . Many new ways of helping women have emerged such as workshops, seminars, an expanded tape ministry and even radio broadcasting . . . At the last meeting of the International Board, it was decided that a further record of God's marvellous leading should be written . ... View more info