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90-Day Geisha My Time as a Tokyo Hostess

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Ebury Press: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID306905

ISBN: 1741666414


Very Good condition. Gift inscription to preliminary pages. 308 pages View more info

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DICKENS

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Sinclair-Stevenson: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID107650

ISBN: 1856190005


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 View more info

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Inside Out. An Autobiography

By: Adamson, Robert

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Text Publishing: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID307944

ISBN: 1877008958


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs 342 pages "From riflebird to jailbird to songbird..." View more info

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Gods of Modern Grub Street. Impressions of Contemporary Authors

By: Adcock, A. St. John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co: Circa1920

Edition: 4th impression

Seller ID: ID254840


Octavo Size. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Tan cloth boards. Thirty-two tipped in portraits by E.O. Hoppe. 327 pages Arthur St. John Adcock [1864-1930] was a British novelist, poet and journalist. He was the editor of The Bookman The Bookman [a monthly magazine published in London from 1891 until 1934]. Gods of Modern Grub Street was originally published in 1923. It includes pen portraits of the most notable authors of the day, including Thomas hardy, Conan Doyle, Kipling, Compton Mackenzie, John Masefield, John Buchan, Arnold Bennett. Sheila Kaye-Smith etc. View more info

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The Glory That Was Grub Street. Impressions of Contemporary Authors

By: Adcock, A. St. John

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co: Circa1920

Seller ID: ID254845


Octavo Size. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Tan cloth boards. Thirty-two camera studies by E.O. Hoppe. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Repaired tear to Page 123. 327 pages Arthur St. John Adcock [1864-1930] was a British novelist, poet and journalist. He was the editor of The Bookman The Bookman [a monthly magazine published in London from 1891 until 1934]. This volume includes pen portraits of Chesterton, Shaw, Housman, Dreiser, Gosse, Huxley amongst others. View more info

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Heroine of the Desert

By: Al-NAHI, Donya with Andrew Crofts

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Metro Books: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID213988

ISBN: 1843580721


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. View more info

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Lawrence of Arabia A Biographical Enquiry

By: Aldington, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID307522


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Price-clipped DJ is edgeworn and rubbed. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 448 pages View more info

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As I Walked Down New Grub Street. Memories of a Writing Life

By: Allen, Walter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID3232

ISBN: 0434018295


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 277 pages The autobiography of British author and literary critic including pen portraits of other writers. View more info

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Paula

By: Allende, Isabel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper Collins Publishers: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID295880

ISBN: 0060172533


Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 330 pages Translated from Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden View more info

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The Diaries

By: Allingham, William [Edited by H. Allingham & D. Radford]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1990

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID183756


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 ... View more info

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Defying Gravity: A Political Life

By: Altman, Dennis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Allen & Unwin: 1997

Edition: Vol 1 - 5th Printing,

Seller ID: ID236376

ISBN: 1864482745


Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 265 pages View more info

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Jack and Jackie. Portrait of an American Marriage

By: Andersen, Christopher

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Milsons Point, NSW, Random House Australia: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID295539

ISBN: 0091834147


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 Photographs. 400 pages An inspiring, sympathetic, and compelling look at two mythic figures, "Jack & Jackie" is more than just the definitive portrait of their marriage. View more info

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The Spinning of a Dream The Story of John Shaw Neilson (Inscribed by Hugh Anderson)

By: Anderson, Hugh & Blake, Les

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Ascot Vale, Red Rooster Press: 1986

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID306562

ISBN: 0908247176


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition - Card Covers. Light rubbing to spine edges. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Inscribed by Hugh Anderson on the Title Page. 216 pages + Blibliography & Index. Originally published in 1972. This edition limited to 750 copies. View more info

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Search Me Autobiography.The Black Country, Canada and Spain

By: Anderson, Patrick

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID248236


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Good+ Dustjacket - now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ age-toned 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 View more info

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They Lived To Tell The Tale

By: Andrews, John; Dockrill, Peter (Editors)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Ultimo, NSW, Reader's Digest (Australia) Pty Ltd: 2010

Edition: 1st thus

Seller ID: ID281746

ISBN: 1921743344


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. View more info

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Blind Leading the Blind. A journey of vision across the Torres Strait and Kokoda Track

By: Andrews, Stuart

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, New Holland: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID279532

ISBN: 1741101794


Fine condition -an excellent, like new copy. Illustrated with Colour photographs. 240 pages With a Foreword by General Peter Cosgrove, this is the story of four adventurers, two of them blind, and their experiences kayaking across the Torres Strait before walking the Kokoda Track. View more info

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Go Ask Alice

By: Anonymous

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Eyre Methuen: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ID301598

ISBN: 0413296008


Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Dustjacket is price-clipped. 162 pages This book is based on the actual diary of a 15 year old drug user. View more info

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Under The Parish Lantern

By: Archer, Fred

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Quality Book Club: 1969

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: ID246195


Octavo Size. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. 169 pages 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] View more info

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Dymphna

By: Armstrong, Judith

Price: $25.00

Publisher: North Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: ID296023

ISBN: 1925333795


As new condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 204 pages Dymphna Lodewyckx was a brilliant linguist who easily won prizes and scholarships but cannot be said to have pursued a career; instead, she married Manning Clark, who earned great fame as an Australian historian. Occasional translations and classes gave Dymphna much pleasure and some pride, but they were not her priority. How could they be, when she was her husband's constant research assistant and unofficial editor, as well as the mother of their six children? This was clearly her choice. Wasn't it? View more info

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Simone De Beauvoir: A Life of Freedom

By: Ascher, Carol

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Brighton, Sussex, The Harvester Press: 1991

Edition: 1st UK Edition

Seller ID: ID247862

ISBN: 0710804946


Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Light wear to edges and corners. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages. 254 pages View more info