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BRUCE LEE: His Eternities

By: (Staff Writers)

Price: $14.05

Publisher: Hong Kong, Kung Fu Magazine Publishing Co.: 1984

Seller ID: 005062


70pp., centre-spread, 4 page, colour-plate section, plus numerous intext, b/white, candid and action halftone plate illustrations. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound magazine format, a 'Collector's Edition', containing much Bruce Lee action, including a 'Camera-Test Exclusive'. Minor edgewear, leaves clean. Staples firm. Pictorial limp cover lightly edgeworn and bumped. Bruce Lee, born in 1940, died in 1973. Magazine weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as thi... View more info

'ZAT IZZ APPLES, SIR'. (Signed Copy)

By: Abrami, Janka

Price: $10.34

Publisher: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, Globe Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003855


xi, + 203pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Short inscription, signed by author on half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Sketch-art illustrated [Sharman Fineberg] card wrapper lightly splayed and creased on upper foredge corner. Foxing flecks on rear [text] panel. Janka Abrami has written a moving account of a family of Polish Jews, the Hakari's, who on arriving in Melbourne via Israel in 1955, settle in South Melbourne, and begin the process of 'blending' into th... View more info

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NOBODY'S CHILD : Who Are You When You Don't Know Your Past?

By: Adie, Kate

Price: $15.04

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010364


x, + 324pp., plus 8 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "With a curiosity inspired by her own circumstances as an adopted child, Kate Adie uncovers the extraordinary, moving and inspiring stories of just such children - without mother or father, any knowledge of who they might be, or even a name to call their own. Too o... View more info

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FROM EMPEROR TO CITIZEN : The Autobiography of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi

By: Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi (Translated by W.J.F. Jenner)

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Beijing, China, Foreign Languages Press: 1998

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 011906


496pp., plus 2 x 8, and 2 x 4 pag4e, b/white photographically- illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt title to front panel of undamaged brown boards. One tiny spot to text-block foredge, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket sunned on spine (title clearly legible), minor edge-creasing to head and foot of same, small stain. Attached ribbon bookmark, mildly frayed. From the jacket flap: "... View more info

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THE FAB FIVE : Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1993

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 011692


359pp., plus 1 x 16 page photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Yellow spine firm. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased at head of mildly sunned spine (title clearly legible). From the jacket flap: "This is the tale of the greatest class ever recruited in college basketball - the Fab Five of Michigan - and how they shocked the sports world from the day they arrived on camp... View more info

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IAN GAWLER : The Dragon's Blessing

By: Allenby, Guy

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007933


viii, + 342pp., plus 16 page, b/white and colour, photographic section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, a hint of tanning to edges, soft corner crease to several. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn, soft corner crease to rear. "In 1974, Dr Ian Gawler, an ambitious young veterinarian and athlete, developed bone cancer in his right leg . . . In 1984, Ian Gawler's legendary bestseller 'You Can Conquer Cancer' was published. Today, Gawler is a worl... View more info

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AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER : The Remarkable Love Story of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

By: Andersen, Christopher P.

Price: $18.80

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co: 1997

Edition: First Edition (Stated)

Seller ID: 009828


xi, + 336pp., plus 32 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased at head of spine. "During their twenty-six years together, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy mesmerized the world with their famous on-screen chemistry like no other couple. Yet their private love affair - which ended early with Tracy's death in 1967 - remained shrouded in secrec... View more info

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TOGETHER ALONE : The Story of the Finn Brothers

By: Apter, Jeff

Price: $18.80

Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, William Heinemann/Random House: 2010

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 009702


340pp., plus 16 page, colour and b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, one page softly corner creased. Illustrated card wrapper near 'as new'. "Based on interviews, critical analysis, extensive research and the author's 30-plus years of following the Finns, 'Together Alone' is the first biography written about the Finn brothers. This is the story of breakthroughs, breakdowns, sibling rivalry and respect - and some of the... View more info

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BEFORE NIGHT FALLS

By: Arenas, Reinaldo

Price: $16.54

Publisher: London, Serpent's Tail: 2001

Edition: Third Impression

Seller ID: 007565


xvii, + 317pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. Originally published in Spain as 'Antes que anochezca' (Autobiographia) by Tusquets Editores, S.A. "This shocking memoir by the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas is a book about sexual, political and artistic freedom . . . Arenas recounts his journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba to his death in New York four decades later . . . " Book weight appro... View more info

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PRINCE OF CATS

By: Arjan Singh

Price: $11.28

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010338


192pp., plus 16 pages of unpaginated colour photographic illustrations. Map illustrated endpapers. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Foxing flecks to text-block edges, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly tanned and foxed on flaps, and reverse. "Living in the north of Uttar Pradesh, on the border wth Nepal, and seeing how the local leopard population had dwindled almost to nothing, ... View more info

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ANYA : Countess of Adelaide

By: Armstrong, Judith

Price: $13.16

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Ryan Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010766


vii, + 240pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with just a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated card wrapper has one soft corner crease, mild edgewear. "This factional biography weaves an imaginative life story of the pretty and ambitious German waitress whose marriage to one of the founders of BHP endows her with huge wealth and social position. Later, the widowed Agnes Rasp marries a European aristocrat and throughout the dark days of WWI sh... View more info

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ANYA : Countess of Adelaide

By: Armstrong, Judith

Price: $14.10

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Ryan Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012459


vii, + 240pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with just a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated card wrapper has a minor edge crease. "This factional biography weaves an imaginative life story of the pretty and ambitious German waitress whose marriage to one of the founders of BHP endows her with huge wealth and social position. Later, the widowed Agnes Rasp marries a European aristocrat and throughout the dark days of WWI she dreams of return... View more info

CONCERNING WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL

By: Arthur, Sir George

Price: $12.22

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 000526


vii, + 200 pp. First printed December, 1940. This reprint edition, January, 1941. Book almost square, with barely a hint of cocking. Endpapers uniformly brown, one or two small foxing spots on head, else leaves clean. Loose-plastic protected, subject portrait dustjacket is price-clipped, previously clear-tape reinforced on rear, has grubby marks on rear panel, fold marks on rear flap, small corner chips and red border abrasions. Written by an old soldier and experienced ... View more info

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BLACKIE : A Story of the Old-Time Bushmen

By: Ashby, Ted

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Wellington, New Zealand, A.H. & A.W. Reed: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012248


x, + 129pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards minimally shelfworn only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, and colour-faded on spine. Using a combination of fact and literary licence, the author Ted Ashby relates the story of the adventurous life of Tasmanian-born legendary bushman Andrew 'Blackie' Black, who worked, fo... View more info

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SISTER NIVEDITA OF RAMAKRISHNA-VIVEKANANDA

By: Atmaprana, Pravrajika

Price: $23.50

Publisher: Calcutta, India, Sister Nivedita Girls' School: 1967

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 012215


xii, + 311pp., unpaginated illustrations throughout: two colour plates, with the majority b/white halftone plates (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth spine lightly bumped only. Plain textured boards undamaged. Several non-descript numbers written on rear free endpaper, else minimally tanned text-block clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and creased, with closed tears, mildly soiled, and an Indian curre... View more info

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A MIXED DOUBLE

By: Austin, H.W. 'Bunny', and Konstam, Phyllis

Price: $20.68

Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010914


264pp., unpaginated b/white plates throughout; candid halftones, and line drawings (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. A small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, minor flecks on edges, else text-block unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edgeworn and abraded. This volume is a 'dual' autobiography, featuring alterna... View more info

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BOY HE CRY : An Island Odyssey

By: Averill, Roger

Price: $22.75

Publisher: Yarraville, Victoria, Australia, Transit Lounge Publishing: 2009

Edition: First Edition (pbk.)

Seller ID: 007524


310pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. "A spiritual odyssey into the heart of a remote culture . . . Two young Australians arrive unannounced on a remote Melanesian island and ask its residents if they can live with them for a year. Granted this request, cut off from the outside world, living without electricity, telephones, running water, two-way radios or even access to an ocean-going boat, Roger Averil... View more info

BY MYSELF AND THEN SOME

By: Bacall, Lauren

Price: $14.05

Publisher: London, Headline Book Publishing: 2005

Edition: 1st U.K., 3rd Impression

Seller ID: 004152


506pp., unpaginated, colour and b/white, candidly illustrated sections. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves pristine. Monochrome, portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. "...on the silver anniversary of 'By Myself', Lauren bacall brings her inspiring memoir up to date, chronicling the events of the past twenty-five years, including her recent films, Broadway runs, and fond memories..." B... View more info

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BLACK DOG OF FATE : A Memoir

By: Balakian, Peter

Price: $9.40

Publisher: New York, Broadway Books: 1998

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 011007


292pp., two page b/white map. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. "In elegant and moving prose, 'Black Dog of Fate' charts Peter Balakian's growth and personal awakening to the facts of his family's history and the horrifying aftermath of the Turkish government's continued campaign to cover up one of the worst crimes ever committed against humanity." Book weight approx. 290g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will ... View more info

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A BOOK FOR ME (Signed Copy)

By: Ball, C R Joe

Price: $24.44

Publisher: Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, Melrose Books: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 011188


vii, + 102pp., including four pages of b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Personal inscription, "Lorrie . . . ", signed by the author on title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. The death of his beloved wife caused Joe Ball to enquire on the purpose of his life. He recounts his personal journey, that saw him "shed the male cloak of certainty, only to be pitched headlong ... View more info