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The Serpents of Paradise A Reader, Abbey, Edward
1 Abbey, Edward The Serpents of Paradise A Reader
New York Owl Books/Henry Holt & Company 1996 0805031332 / 9780805031331 1st thus Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. 400 pages Includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Abbey's life directly and arranged chronologically. ID292256 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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DICKENS, Ackroyd, Peter
2 Ackroyd, Peter DICKENS
London Sinclair-Stevenson 1990 1856190005 / 9781856190008 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 and White plates. A large heavy tome. 1195pages ID107650 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Life of Thomas More, Ackroyd, Peter
3 Ackroyd, Peter The Life of Thomas More
London Vintage 1999 0749386401 / 9780749386405 Reprint Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Light reading creases to spine. Illustrated with Black and White plates. Previous owner's details to half-title page. x, 435 pages Ackroyd's acclaimed biography of Sir Thomas More. ID271335 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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4 Al-NAHI, Donya Heroine of the Desert
London Metro Books 2003 1843580721 / 9781843580720 1st Edition Hardcover 
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. 278 pages The autobiography of a woman who 'has become an angel of mercy to hundreds of British women who have had their children taken away by their Middle Eastern fathers. ID213988 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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DIARY OF A GIRL IN CHANGI 1941-45, Allan, Sheila
5 Allan, Sheila DIARY OF A GIRL IN CHANGI 1941-45
Sydney Kangaroo Press 1999 0731808398 / 9780731808397 2nd Edition Card Covers 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Includes section on Changi Quilts. 192 pages ID137873 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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6 Allen, Walter As I Walked Down New Grub Street
London William Heinemann Ltd 1981 0434018295 / 9780434018291 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. VERY GOOD in VERY GOOD Dustjacket. DJ protected in Mylar cover. 277pages ID3232 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Diaries, Allingham, William [Edited by H. Allingham & D. Radford]
7 Allingham, William [Edited by H. Allingham & D. Radford] The Diaries
London The Folio Society 1990 1st thus Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. An excellent copy. Fine condition in Near Fine slipcase. Green cloth boards with gilt decoration to face and spine. Black & white illustrations. 351pages William Allingham was an Irish poet, diarist and editor. He wrote several volumes of lyric verse, and his poem 'The Faeries' was much anthologised; but he is better known for his posthumously published Diary, in which he records his lively encounters with Tennyson, Carlyle and other writers and artists. Apart from some minor corrections and alterations in presentation, the diary is published here in its entirety. The introduction comes from the Penguin edition of 1985. ID183756 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Out of Iraq, Alsamari, Lewis
8 Alsamari, Lewis Out of Iraq
London Bantam Press 2007 0593058240 / 9780593058244 Trade Paperback 
Very Good condition. xi, 305 pages The terrifying true story of one man's escape from the harshest regime of the modern era. ID283085 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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9 Anderson, Patrick Search Me Autobiography.The Black Country, Canada and Spain
London Chatto & Windus 1957 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good+ Dustjacket - now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ age browned at edges and spine. Tiny chips to DJ spine ends. 2 tiny dark stains to fore edge. 237 pages Patrick Anderson was an English born Canadian Poet and author. This book recounts his adventures in education and other things during his time in England, Spain and Canada ID248236 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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They Lived To Tell The Tale, Andrews, John; Dockrill, Peter (Editors)
10 Andrews, John; Dockrill, Peter (Editors) They Lived To Tell The Tale
Ultimo, NSW Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Ltd 2010 1921743344 / 9781921743344 1st thus Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine condition in pictorial boards. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs, colour maps and drawings. 479 Pages Incredible real-life stories of adventure and survival. ID281746 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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11 Archer, Fred Under The Parish Lantern
London Quality Book Club 1969 Book Club Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in plastic sleeve. A reminiscences of a Cotswold farmer. ' it glows with the magical warmth of the age it recreates, the England of the First World War and just after, which has now vanished.' [DJ blurb] 169 pages ID246195 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Road to Mecca, Asad, Muhammad
12 Asad, Muhammad The Road to Mecca
Gibraltar Dar Al-Andalus 1993 4th Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Some very, very minor ink marginalia [consisting of a couple of dots and a small 1cm line spread over a total of about 6 pages only]. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 375 pages ID248724 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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13 Ascher, Carol Simone De Beauvoir: A Life of Freedom
Brighton, Sussex The Harvester Press 1991 0710804946 / 9780710804945 Softcover 
Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Light wear to edges and corners. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 254 pages ID247862 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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14 Ashworth, Andrea Once in a House on Fire
London Picador 1999 0330351923 / 9780330351928 Reprint Softcover 
Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Light wear to edges and corners. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 330 pages ID255919 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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15 Asquith, Lady Cynthia QUEEN ELIZABETH Her Intimate and Authentic Life
London Hutchinson 1937 1st Edition Hardcover 
Octavo Size. VERY GOOD condition. No dustjacket. Red boards with Gilt lettering. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Pages tanned and a little crisp. Page edges foxed. previous owner's name/details to the title page. 235 pages From childhood up to today, told with the personal approval of Her Majesty. ID226837 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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They Call Him "Uncle Joe" [Inscribed by Author], Atkinson, Joe
16 Atkinson, Joe They Call Him "Uncle Joe" [Inscribed by Author]
Western Australia Published by Author No dateCirca 1995 0646220004 / 9780646220000 1st Edition Softcover 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition - Card Covers. Light wear to edges and corners. Spine lightly faded. Inscribed by the author on title page. 276 pages Covers the author's ambulance career, military service, and his experiences as a Uniting Church minister in Western Australia. ID226451 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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A Man of Influence Sir Siegmund Warburg 1902-82, Attali, Jacques
17 Attali, Jacques A Man of Influence Sir Siegmund Warburg 1902-82
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1986 0297789783 / 9780297789789 1st UK Edition Hardcover 
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. 346 pages For over 50 years Siegmund Warburg was a banking legend around the world associated with every major financial development from Germany's First World War reparation payments to the Eurodollars of the 1960s and 1970s. This fascinating biography interweaves Warburg's life story and the finances of Europe and America. The author a French economist and writer was also a senior financial advisor to President Mitterand. ID235645 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Worlds of John Aubrey. Being a further selection of Brief Lives, together with excerpts from his writings on antiquities, science and folklore., Aubrey, John (Selected and Edited by Richard Barber)
18 Aubrey, John (Selected and Edited by Richard Barber) The Worlds of John Aubrey. Being a further selection of Brief Lives, together with excerpts from his writings on antiquities, science and folklore.
London The Folio Society 1988 1st thus Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in a Very Good Slipcase. Nice copy. Minor mark to ffep. Black & white illustrations. 297 pages ID210713 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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19 Ayling, Stanley A Portrait of Sheridan
London Constable & Co Ltd 1985 0094653801 / 9780094653801 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size. Very Good+ in Very Good Dustjacket, DJ now protected in plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 218 pages ID8653 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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20 Bagnold, Enid Enid Bagnold's Autobiography (from 1889)
London Heinemann 1969 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. DJ worn and chipped at edges. Previous owner's name/details to half-title page. 293 pages ID218004 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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