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1001 BOOKS You Must Read Before You Die

By: Boxall, Peter (General Editor)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, Quintet/New Burlington Books: 2006

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 007547

ISBN: 1845660307

Condition: Very Good +

960pp., over 600 full-colour illustrations of book covers and frontispieces, posters and other contextual images, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft vertical crease to a small section at front of book. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Preface by Peter Ackroyd. "A comprehensive reference source, chronicling the history of the novel . . . offers concise, critical insight into the books and the writers that have excited the world's imagination . . . discover the stories behind the adjectives: Dickensian, Kafkaesque, Rabelaisian . . . and the write... View more info


By: Butts, Dennis (Edited by)

Price: $10.45

Publisher: St Albans, Hertfordshire, Great Britain, Hart-Davis Educational: 1977

Seller ID: 005009

ISBN: 0247127981

Condition: Good

144pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Text-block edges flecked, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and creased. Critical essays on a range of children's authors, plus a revue of British picture books since 1960. Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info


By: Cole, David

Price: $14.25

Publisher: New York, Allworth Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Impression.

Seller ID: 004835

ISBN: 1581150288

Condition: Very Good +

xvii, + 267pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. ".provides publishers, authors, self-publishers, and publishing staff with practical and effective strategies for reaching the largest possible audience. Covers all facets of book marketing. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 500g. View more info



By: Fraser, Antonia (Edited by)

Price: $20.90

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010783

ISBN: 0747508135

Condition: Very Good +

252pp., plus Index. Colour-art illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black cloth boards undamaged. Leaves clean and crisp. Montage, art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased only. "To celebrate the bi-centenary of W.H. Smith, Antonia Fraser, herself an addict of the written word, has brought together forty leading writers to reveal their own literary loves . . . Accompanying each of the pieces, which are by turns moving, funny and exhilarating, are specially-commissioned illustrations by forty illustrators." Book weig... View more info

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By: Miller, Arthur

Price: $15.20

Publisher: London, Methuen: 2000

Edition: Second Impression.

Seller ID: 010118

ISBN: 0413747905

Condition: Very Good +

74pp. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket in excellent condition. " . . . Arthur Miller's candid reflection on the post-war climate of suspicion and paranoia which led to his writing 'The Crucible', his cri de coeur against the destruction of lives and reputations in an America in which trust and innocence were sacrificed to political hysteria . . . In two other essays included here, Miller looks back at the writing of 'Death of a Salesman' on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, and r... View more info

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN. A Select List: Ninth Edition

By: Nelson, Eileen, and Benness, Glenda (Edited by)

Price: $10.45

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Children's Book Council of Australia (Victorian Branch): 1986

Edition: 9th Edition

Seller ID: 005029

ISBN: 0909967067

Condition: Very Good

124pp., plus (iv), intext, b/white illustrations throughout. Staplebound (saddle-stitch format). Book clean and square. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Walter McVitty) limp card wrapper lightly edgeworn, and has several small areas of surface biopredation. Compiled by the prestigious "Children's Book Council of Australia" (Victorian Branch) is the recommended list of best books for children. It includes First Books, Picture Books, Books for Sharing, Controlled Vocabulary, Older Readers, Poetry and Verse, Teenage Fiction, more. Awards and Index. Book weight approx. 200g. Po... View more info


By: Salway, Lance

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Stroud, Glos., Great Britain, The Thimble Press: 1980

Edition: 2nd Edition.

Seller ID: 005008

ISBN: 0903355051

Condition: Good

46pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitch booklet clean and square. Staples firm. Random splotches on text-block leaves. Printed card wrapper lightly edgeworn, bumped and abraded, plus mildly flecked and soiled on rear (text) panel. A selection of over 100 humorous books for children, chosen by Lance Salway-writer, translator, editor and librarian of children's books. This 2nd edition references picture books, novels, poetry, and collections of jokes and riddles. Within the text the author annotations include recommendations for a further 150 titles. Includes Index. Book w... View more info

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INDUSTRIAL PUBLISHING : The Foundation Principles, Functions, Methods, and General Practice

By: Swetland, Horace M. (Edited and Revised by)

Price: $20.90

Publisher: New York, New York Business Publishers Association: 1923

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007531

Condition: Very Good

xx, + 289pp., intext diagrams. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Bright gilt titles over lightly bumped dark green original cloth boards, which are trivially flecked. Random foxing flecks and splotches throughout textblock, plus a double keyhole punch (somebody's practice?) on ffep. No dustjacket. Primarily concerned with the practice of industrial journal publishing in the early 1920s, the contents of this textbook, although somewhat dated, would be of interest to most wordsmiths . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 12 chapters. Book weight approx. 540g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾&... View more info

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WRITERS ALIVE! Current Australian Authors for Children

By: Walker, Maxine

Price: $8.55

Publisher: Bayswater, Western Australia, Westbooks: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005038

ISBN: 0859220117

Condition: Very Good

viii, + 112pp. Book clean and square. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn, and lightly soiled on rear wrap. A compilation of Australian childrens' authors, and their published works for the contemporary juvenile reader of the 1970s. Notable names include: Mavis Thorpe Clark, Ruth Park, Ivan Southall, Joan Phipson, Colin Thiele and Patricia Wrightson. There is also a chapter on recent picture books. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info



By: [None noted] [Committee of Management members]

Price: $15.20

Publisher: New South Wales, Australia, Australian Society of Authors: 1973

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 007682

Condition: Very Good +

51pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over blue cloth spine. Undamaged original blue cloth boards. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with a closed tear, significant colour fading (particularly spine), and general abrading. A revised edition of this guide that seeks to give new and budding writers a better understanding of what is involved in contracts between publisher and author, and what is reasonable publishing practice c. 1970s . . . Contents include: Prelims., 36 chapters. Book weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will... View more info