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Well I Forget the Rest: The Autobiography of an Optimist, Crewe, Quentin
141 Crewe, Quentin Well I Forget the Rest: The Autobiography of an Optimist
London Hutchinson 1991 0091748356 / 9780091748357 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 278 pages A recounting of an adventurous life as a writer and traveller complicated by the author's muscular dystrophy. ID241621 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Travelling Back: The Memoirs of Sir Walter Crocker, Crocker, Sir Walter
142 Crocker, Sir Walter Travelling Back: The Memoirs of Sir Walter Crocker
Melbourne Macmillan 1981 0333337220 / 9780333337226 1st Edition Hardcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Fine copy in Fine dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic cover. As new condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 222pages. ID236230 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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A Reporter's life, Cronkite, Walter
143 Cronkite, Walter A Reporter's life
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1996 0394578791 / 9780394578798 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 384 pages ID4715 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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144 Crow, Duncan Henry Wikoff. The American Chevalier
London Macgibbon & Kee 1963 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size, VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD Dustjacket. DJ protected. 236 pages ID176954 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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145 Crozier, Brian The Other Brian Croziers
Brinkworth, UK The Claridge Press 2002 1870626648 / 9781870626644 Softcover 
Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Colour and black & white illustrations. Gift inscription signed ' Brian' to title page. 325 pages ID252676 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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146 Cudlipp, Hugh Walking on the Water
London The Bodley Head 1976 0370113136 / 9780370113135 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size.VERY GOOD condition in VERY GOOD dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a mylar (plastic) sleeve. DJ chipped along upper edge. Stain to Title page and throught to p8. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Number inked by previous owner to preliminary pages. 428 pages ID232304 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Letters from Abroad, Cunliffe, Mary
147 Cunliffe, Mary Letters from Abroad
London Published by Author 1893 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Navy Blue half leather over blue boards. Presentation inscription by author to her sister on front free endpaper. 201 pages This volume is the diary of Mary Cunliffe's travels to Palestine, America & Russia from 1868 to 1871. Cunliffe was a well connnected upper middle class Englishwoman with a witty acerbic tone and an eye for detail ID297651 
Price: 100.00 AUD
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My Australian Adventures, Cunliffe, Mary
148 Cunliffe, Mary My Australian Adventures
London Published by Author 1897 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in full leather binding with gilt to page edges - quite attractive. Marbled endpapers. A pencil inscription to preliminary pages setting out some of the book provenance. Typeset text [incl error corrections]. This is clearly a private publication. 239 pages Mary Cunliffe came from a middle to upper class British family and had toured the world extensively. The book is in the form of a diary setting out her travels to and in Australia, the people she met - from State Governors to ships passengers, her critical observations of Australian society as it was in the late 1890s [which are very blunt!] etc. A unique piece of Australian social history. ID297649 
Price: 200.00 AUD
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Looking Over My Shoulder, Cunnington, C. Willett
149 Cunnington, C. Willett Looking Over My Shoulder
London Faber & Faber 1961 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ has some chips to spine ends, spine is a little discoloured & previous owner has applied tape to spine ends leaving the area stained. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 208 pages The author was a medical practitioner turned clothing historian and the author of several books on women's clothing history. ID236353 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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150 Cusack, Dymphna Chinese Women Speak
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1958 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. VERY GOOD in GOOD Dustjacket. DJ has some light wear to spine ends - now protected in plastic sleeve. Black & white illustrations. Previous owner's name/details to front free endpaper. 262 pages. Author travelled China for over 18 months recording the stories of Chinese women ranging from a Manchu Princess to former prostitutes and beggers. ID229238 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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151 D'Eon, Chevalier [translated by Antonia White] Memoirs of the Chevalier D'Eon
London Anthony Blond 1970 0218511345 / 9780218511345 1st UK Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Significant tape stains to endpapers - but remainder of book is excellent. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 314 pages Louis XV's favourite spy required by Versailles and St James to dress as a man. ID270714 
Price: 16.50 AUD
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning : A Psychological Portrait, Dally, Peter
152 Dally, Peter Elizabeth Barrett Browning : A Psychological Portrait
London Macmillan 1989 0333481976 / 9780333481974 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. Page edges yellowing and book has a curious foxing-like marking to preliminary pages and corresponding pages at the end of the book. It is very regular and linear rather than the usual spotting. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 214 pages ID257417 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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D.H. Lawrence in Australia, Darroch, Robert
153 Darroch, Robert D.H. Lawrence in Australia
South Melbourne Macmillan Australia 1981 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 130 pages ID286892 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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William Gerhardie: A Biography, Davies, Dido
154 Davies, Dido William Gerhardie: A Biography
Oxford Oxford University Press 1990 0192117947 / 9780192117946 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 411 pages ID284264 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Cesar Franck and His Circle, Davies, Laurence
155 Davies, Laurence Cesar Franck and His Circle
London Barrie & Jenkins 1970 0214650855 / 9780214650857 1st UK Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is price-clipped & now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Black & white illustrations. 380 pages An account of the composer's life and times, covering the whole period from his early struggles as a concert pianist to his election as President of Societe Nationale de Musique. ID283455 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Jacqueline Bouvier An Intimate Memoir, Davis, John H.
156 Davis, John H. Jacqueline Bouvier An Intimate Memoir
New York John Wiley & Sons 1996 0471129453 / 9780471129455 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. 208 pages A memoir of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's childhood by her cousin and their family historian. ID288872 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Jacqueline Bouvier. An Intimate Memoir, Davis, John H.
157 Davis, John H. Jacqueline Bouvier. An Intimate Memoir
New York John Wiley & Sons 1996 0471129453 / 9780471129455 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs.Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 208 pages ID230335 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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158 Davis, Tony F. Scott, Ernest and Me
Sydney Bantam 2007 1863255540 / 9781863255547 Softcover 
Octavo Size. Near Very Good condition. Creases to laminate and light wear to edges and corners. 329 pages More than just a hilarious look at the writing process and the shadows cast by literary greats. ID258366 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Brief Candle in the Dark. My Life in Science, Dawkins, Richard
159 Dawkins, Richard Brief Candle in the Dark. My Life in Science
London Bantam Press 2015 0593072553 / 9780593072554 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 455 pages ID291190 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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C. Day-Lewis.  An English Literary Life, Day-Lewis, Sean
160 Day-Lewis, Sean C. Day-Lewis. An English Literary Life
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1980 0297777459 / 9780297777458 1st Edition Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. DJ Spine lightly sun-tanned and some discolouration to DJ edges.. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 333 pages ID291566 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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