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Cop This Lot

By: Culotta, Nino (John O'Grady)

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Ure Smith: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 23314

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


Signed by O'Grady as Culotta on the half-title page. Illustrated by "Wep". Bookseller ticket residue to the pastedown endpaper. Only slight tanning to the pages. The rear flap of the dust jacket is detached and laid in. A tape repair to the reverse of the jacket. Several short closed tears, and chipping to the spine. The sequel to They're a Weird Mob.; 219 pages; Signed by Author View more info

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A Treasury of Anzac Humour

By: Fair, Roger

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Brisbane, Australia, Jacaranda Press: [1965]

Seller ID: 23293

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Orange cloth with the printed title on the spine. An unmarked copy with mild tanning to the pages. Rubbing to the dust jacket, and a chip to the rear panel. A price sticker to the front flap, covering the publisher's price. No date on the copyright page. ; 128 pages View more info

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Gould's Book of Fish

By: Flanagan, Richard

Price: $31.00

Publisher: New York, Grove Press: 2002

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18494

Condition: Very Good


Signed by Flanagan on the title page. An Uncorrected Proof in plain wrappers, with a note from the publisher laid in. An attractive copy with light edgewear. In the early nineteenth century, forger and thief William Buelow Gould lands in prison in Australia, where the prison doctor utilizes his painting talents to create an illustrated taxonomy of the country's exotic sea creatures. ; Signed by Author View more info

The Great Inland Sea (Includes Signed Uncorrected Proof)

By: Francis, David

Price: $17.00

Publisher: San Francisco, MacAdam/Cage: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7475

ISBN: 1596921161

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Signed by Francis. A coming-of-age debut novel set in 1940s New South Wales. A signed Uncorrected Proof in blue wrappers is included.; Signed by Author View more info

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Brimming Billabongs

By: Harney, W. E. (Bill)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Limited: 1963

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 23292

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Textured purple cloth with titling to the spine. A bookstore label from Melbourne on the front pastedown endpaper. Scattered foxing to the page edges, else unmarked. The price-clipped dust jacket has dust soiling to the back panel, but very little wear. Chronicles the Aboriginal people of Australia's Northern Territory. Illustrated. ; 174 pages View more info

Charades

By: Hospital, Janette Turner

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1989

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 18747

Condition: Near Fine


An Uncorrected Proof in red wrappers. Australian wild child Charade Ryan pursues self-knowledge by seducing a renowned MIT physicist because an aunt once mistook him for Charade's elusive, charismatic father. View more info

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My Mate Dick: Gold Pioneers in North Queensland

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Pacific Books: 1965

Edition: First Paperback Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 23387

Condition: Good


Rubbing along the edge of the front cover, with a loss of paper. Slight tanning to the page edges, else unmarked. Prospecting adventures in Cape York Peninsula. ; Mass Market PB; 193 pages View more info

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The Silver City

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson Publishers: 1976

Seller ID: 23388

ISBN: 0207133808

Condition: Very Good


Creasing to the covers, and a price sticker to the back cover. Tanning to the page edges, else unmarked. A history of Broken Hill, the silver-lead-zinc mining town built in the desert of western New South Wales, and the BHP mining company behind it. ; Mass Market PB; 214 pages View more info

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Forty Fathoms Deep: Pearl Divers and Sea Rovers in Australian Seas

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson Limited: 1937

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 23389

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth stamped in black. A bookseller ticket from Dymock's Book Arcade in Sydney on the front pastedown. Spots of rubbing to the boards, else unmarked. Dust soiling and minor spotting to the page edges. Map endpapers, and all illustrations are present. A sound copy, lacking the dust jacket. Life in the multi-cultural pearl-diving community of Broome, in north-west Western Australia.; 343 pages View more info

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Gold-Dust and Ashes: The Romantic story of the New Guinea Goldfields

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson Limited: 1942

Edition: Fifteenth Edition

Seller ID: 23390

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Orange cloth stamped in black. Illustrated, map endpapers. Owner name on the free endpaper preceding the title page. Tanning to the page edges, and lacking the dust jacket. The story of the early development of the Bulolo alluvial goldfield by Australian prospectors, and the biography of C. J. Levien, the developer of reef mining.; 285 pages View more info

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Drums of Mer

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson Limited: 1934

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 23391

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Soiling to the front board, and fading to the spine. Smudging and dust soiling to the pages. Lacking the dust jacket. Bookseller stamps to the free endpaper. The binding is sound. The first of a number of Idriess's stories drawn from the history and legends of the Torres Strait Islands to the north of Australia. Lacking the frontispiece, all other illustrations are present. 7 pages of advertisements at rear. ; 378 pages View more info

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Over the Range: Sunshine and Shadow in the Kimberleys

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson Limited: 1937

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 23392

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Orange cloth stamped in black. Partially removed owner markings to the front pastedown endpaper. Spine faded, and foxing to the page edges. Set in the vast, sparsely populated area to the far north of Western Australia. Illustrated. 11 pages of ads at rear. ; 316 pages View more info

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Nemarluk: King of the Wilds

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson Limited: 1947

Seller ID: 23393

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Reprint. Tan spine over patterned cloth. Leaning, with rubbing to the edge of the boards. A bookseller ticket from Queensland Book Depot in Brisbane on the front pastedown. Pages tanned. The price-clipped dust jacket has a large chip to the spine, and smaller chips and nicks to the rear panel. Nemarluk was an indigenous Australian "outlaw" of the Kimberleys in northern Western Australia. He was jailed at Fannie Bay in Darwin, Northern Territory. ; 221 pages View more info

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The Wild North

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus and Robertson: 1960

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 23394

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Red cloth with gilt spine. Rubbing to the rear board, and a bookseller stamp to the free endpaper. The price-clipped dust jacket has chipping to the spine and rear fold. Illustrated, maps. Stories from the north of Australia. ; 229 pages View more info

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The Tin Scratchers: The Story of Tin Mining in the far North

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson Publishers: 1981

Seller ID: 23396

ISBN: 0207140987

Condition: Very Good


A crease to the front cover, and a price sticker to the back cover. Experiences and stories of tin miners from northern Queensland. Illustrated.; 260 pages View more info

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Back O' Cairns: Real Life Adventure on Australia's Goldfields

By: Idriess, Ion L.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: North Ryde, Australia, Angus & Robertson Publishers: 1988

Seller ID: 23397

ISBN: 0207159610

Condition: Very Good


Tanning to the page edges, and a smudge to the fore-edge pages. A price sticker to the back cover, else unmarked. Experiences and stories from northern Queensland.; Mass Market PB; 310 pages View more info

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

By: Keneally, Thomas

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1972

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19585

ISBN: 0670211656

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A stain to the bottom of the rear board, and two small chips to the front panel. Creasing to the front flap, which shows a publisher's price of $6.50. Based on historical facts, the story of a part aboriginal man who finds the pressure of adapting to white culture intolerable. The basis for the Fred Schepisi movie. ; 178 pages View more info

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Very Strange Tales: The Turbulent Times of Samuel Marsden

By: Wannan, Bill

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Lansdowne Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 23272

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Green cloth, slightly leaning. Scattered stains to the page edges. An unmarked copy in a dust soiled jacket, with a chip to the rear panel. Includes a bibliography.; 223 pages View more info