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ORMOND PAPERS : A Journal of Arts and Sciences. Volume 10

By: N/A

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Ormond College, University of Melbourne: 1993

Seller ID: 009821


xiv, + 205pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has no noticeable damage. The academic journal of Ormond College, Melbourne University, which showcased the best academic work from the college community. Includes essays, articles and literary criticism. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 82 Spring 2008

By: Arnold, John (Edited by)

Price: $15.51

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, State Library of Victoria Foundation: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007231


120pp., colour and b/white illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated ('Aurora' in McMurdo Sound nearing C. Evans, c. 1914-17) card wrapper nominally scuffed only. The 'La Trobe Journal' is a highly-regarded scholarly journal, published twice-yearly, in Autumn and Spring. "This issue of the 'Journal' has three mini-themes: one on Antarctica, the second and third on two formidable Melbourne figures, Stephen Murray-Smith and Re... View more info

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THE LA TROBE JOURNAL No. 80 Spring 2007

By: Barnes, John (Edited by)

Price: $15.51

Publisher: Victoria, Australia, State Library of Victoria Foundation: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007233


144pp., colour and b/white illustrations, throughout, plus one fold-out. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly scuffed only. Art-illustrated (S.T.Gill) fold-out has vertical crease to outer margin (does not affect illustration). The 'La Trobe Journal' is a highly-regarded scholarly journal, published twice-yearly, in Autumn and Spring. In this issue: " . . . Fortieth Anniversary, The Library and The Journal . . . an 1840 letter... View more info

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APPEASING JAKARTA : Australia's Complicity in the East Timor Tragedy (Quarterly Essay, Issue 2)

By: Birmingham, John

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing: 2001

Seller ID: 006128


130pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; photo to rear) card wrapper nominally scuffed. In the second 'Quarterly Essay', John Birmingham "takes apart the folly of twenty-five years of Australian policy on East Timor . . . a passionate narrative history of the East Timor question which never turns away from the slaughter and the sorrow of the people who suffered it." Plus: Correspondence- 'In Denial', Inga Clendinnen, ... View more info

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LITERARY BLASPHEMIES

By: Boyd, Ernest

Price: $28.20

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011781


265pp., plus (iii). Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth hardcover. Complete title label over lightly bumped buckram spine. Plain green boards undamaged. A former owner's details (dated 1928) and old price indentation on ffep., tinted top edge, laid paper, untrimmed foredge and foot, else text-block clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, jagged nips and tears, plus closed tear and several small biopredation spots on front panel and spine. A ser... View more info

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RELAXED AND COMFORTABLE : The Liberal Party's Australia (Quarterly Essay, Issue 19)

By: Brett, Judith

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 006107


124pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper as new. In this 2005 issue, 'Quarterly Essay', author Judith Brett asks "What is the Liberal Party's core appeal to Australian voters? Has John Howard made a dramatic break with the past, or has he ingeniously modernised the strategies of his party's founder, Sir Robert Menzies? . . ." Plus: Correspondence- 'The Worried Well', Guy Rundle, Go... View more info

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POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

By: Burroughs, Augusten

Price: $18.75

Publisher: Australia, Hodder: 2006

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 007015


291pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. A collection of personal essays from Augusten Burroughs, covering a variety of subjects including doll collectors, dating, dentistry, suicide, alcohol abuse and hating his grandmother. "This book is not approved to treat disorders such as eBay addiction or incessant blind dating. In studies, some people reported inappropriate, convulsive laughter, a tingling sensati... View more info

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HISTORY AND HUMAN RELATIONS

By: Butterfield, Herbert

Price: $15.98

Publisher: London, Collins: 1951

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 012749


254pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Khaki-colour, original cloth boards unmarked. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, a former owner's name on ffep., a foredge fleck on several leaves, foot untriimed, else random ballpoint pen marks on several pages. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, slightly edgeworn, with a short, closed tear. Some of the essays (now revised) in this book have been pre... View more info

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IN THEIR OWN WRITE : Adventures In The Music Press

By: Gorman, Paul

Price: $28.20

Publisher: London, Sanctuary Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012005


397pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: " . . . an oral history celebrating five decades of the 'champs, chumps and charlatans' - as Charles Shaar Murray describes them in his insightful foreword - who populated this most fertile of media breeding grounds. Featuring the inside take on Rolling Stone, Q, Melody Maker, Spin, NME, Creem, Mojo, Zigzag, Blender and Smash Hits from the likes of f... View more info

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THE RICHNESS OF LIFE : The Essential Stephen Jay Gould

By: Gould, Stephen Jay. (Edited By: Paul McGarr and Steven Rose)

Price: $31.02

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2006

Edition: First U.K.Edition, Second Impression

Seller ID: 007596


x, + 646pp., b/white figures and tables, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly creased at head. " . . . Steven Rose and Paul McGarr have selected from across the full range of Gould's writing, including some of the most famous of his essays, and extracts from his major books. An Introduction by Steven Rose sets both the essays and Gould'... View more info

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BAD COMPANY : The Cult of the CEO (Quarterly Essay, Issue 10)

By: Haigh, Gideon

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing: 2003

Seller ID: 006129


135pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper as new. In the second 'Quarterly Essay' of 2003, author Gideon Haigh "scrutinises the way we have turned CEOs into tin gods . . . a mini-history of business that shows how the classic traditions of capitalism are mocked by the managerialism of the present." Plus: Correspondence- 'Beautiful Lies', George Seddon, Barney Foran, A. Duncan Brown, ... View more info

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BIPOLAR NATION: How to Win The 2007 Election (Quarterly Essay, Issue 25)

By: Hartcher, Peter

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing: 2007

Seller ID: 006109


77pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper as new. In this, the first 'Quarterly Essay' for 2007, journalist Peter Hartcher investigates " 'bipolar nation', where Australians are more economically secure, yet existentially as anxious as ever. He explains how the Lucky Country and the Frightened Country will be the two grand themes of the election year . . ." Plus: Correspondence- 'No F... View more info

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BLACK VOICES: New Writing By American Negroes

By: Hill, Herbert (Edited by)

Price: $26.32

Publisher: London, Elek Books: 1964

Edition: 1st Thus (U.K.)

Seller ID: 005554


xiii, + 617pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid gilt titles there-on. Former owner's name written and stamped on textblock edges, otherwise leaves clean. Backstrip lightly bumped on head. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, with closed tears and edgewear. Essays, fiction, poetry from the best of African-American writers, including James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Chester Himes, Richard Wright, and, Pulitzer Prize winner, Gwendolyn Brooks. Al... View more info

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REPRESENTATIVE MEN : The Biographical Essays (Volume II)

By: Holmes, John Clellon

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.A., The University of Arkansas Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009814


xvii, + 277pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Faint sticker ghost to half-title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed. "These pieces all reflect a belief that the passionate response of representative individuals to their era, the response of character to the waywardness of time, will reflect as well the generative ideas and experiences (what might be called the inner life) of a given period - in this case, the post-World War II years . . . &... View more info

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FROM THE REAL AUSTRALIAN 1921-1926

By: Kirkby, S. J. , et al [Contributors]

Price: $12.22

Publisher: Sydney, NSW, Australia, The Bush Church Aid Society:

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007665


No publication date (c. 1980s). 39pp., b/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus like, and sketch-art, drawings throughout. Saddle-stitch, staple-bound format. Staples clean and firm. Leaves clean. Limp, art-illustrated wrapper lightly bumped. 'The Real Australian' is the quarterly magazine of the Bush Church Aid Society. The selected articles produced in this booklet were published in that magazine between 1921 and 1926. Some were written by the first organizing mission... View more info

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THE HARD WAY

By: Lassell, Michael

Price: $16.92

Publisher: New York, Masquerade Books: 1995

Edition: First Richard Kasak Book Edition

Seller ID: 010804


319pp., plus nine page publisher's promotional section at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper has a tiny surface abrasion to front panel, negligible edgewear, tanning to inside covers. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. The first collection of renowned gay writer Michael Lassell's poetry, fiction and essays. Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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NOT DEAD YET : Labor's Post-Left Future (Quarterly Essay, Issue 49)

By: Latham, Mark

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc.: 2013

Seller ID: 011916


101pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper creased on upper front panel. In this 'Quarterly Essay', Issue 49, 2013, former leader of the Australian Party Mark Latham "considers the future for Labor. The nation has changed, but can the party? With wit and insight, Latham reveals an organisation top-heavy with factional bosses protecting their turf . . . " Plus: Correspondence- 'After th... View more info

TWILIGHT IN ITALY

By: Lawrence, D.H.

Price: $14.05

Publisher: London, Duckworth and Co.: 1924

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 004553


vii, + 310pp. Book square. Spine holding. Splash-stains random and general on blue cloth boards. Backstrip bumped, as are foredge corners. Leaves clean, albeit lightly acidic and soiled on text-block edges. No dustjacket. Essays by D.H.[David Herbert] Lawrence [1885-1930]. Second Impression of a book first published in 1916. Book weight approx. 400g. View more info

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REACTION TIME: Climate Change and the Nuclear Option (Quarterly Essay, Issue 27)

By: Lowe, Ian

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing: 2007

Seller ID: 006115


124pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper as new. In this 2007 issue, 'Quarterly Essay', author and commentator Ian Lowe discusses his "one time belief in the benefits of nuclear power and explains why that belief has faltered . . . Above all, he explains why taking up the nuclear option would be a decisive step in the wrong direction-economically, environmentally, politically and sociall... View more info

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SENDING THEM HOME : Refugees and the New Politics of Indifference (Quarterly Essay, Issue 13)

By: Manne, Robert, with Corlett, David

Price: $11.28

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 006111


139pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, the slightest of browning to head of textblock. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper nominally scuffed. In this, the first 'Quarterly Essay' of 2004, Author and political commentator Robert Manne, with case-worker and researcher David Corlett, "tell the stories of individual asylum seekers and find in their experience the seeds of a devastating critique . . . Combining ethical reflec... View more info