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ALFRED FELTON AND HIS ART BENEFACTIONS

By: N/A

Price: $13.16

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Trustees of the Public Library, Museums, and National Gallary of Victoria: 1936

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005863

Condition: Good+


Unpaginated (28 pages). Colour-art frontispiece, plus b/white art-portrait halftone plates. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples firm, but slightly rusted. Leaves clean. Printed, yapped wrapper soiled, bumped and creased. A concise biography of Victorian benefactor Alfred Fenton, born Maldon, Essex, England in 1831. He arrived in Victoria in 1853, becoming a very successful druggist. On his death on 8 January, 1904, he left a large fortune to Victoria, a part of... View more info

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE HYMNAL

By: N/A

Price: $26.32

Publisher: Boston, MA, United States, The Christian Science Publishing Society: 1932

Edition: 5th Edition, Revised & Enlarged

Seller ID: 010248

Condition: Good +


629pp. All textblock edges tinted dark blue. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Head and foot of backstrip mildly rubbed. Gilt title and blind-embossed decoration to front panel of plain blue boards, which are minimally edge-rubbed and bumped only. Light tanning to endpapers, and random pages, previous owner's pencilled notations to rear free endpaper and pastedown, else leaves clean. "With seven hymns written by Reverend Mary Baker Eddy, discoverer and fou... View more info

MIDDLE EAST MIRTH and Home Guard Goings On

By: "Semaphore"

Price: $12.41

Publisher: Melbourne & Sydney, Australia, E.H.Gibbs:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000265

Condition: Good


32pp., text only. No date [circa early 1940's]. Lightly browned pages clean. Soft grey wrap undamaged, except for minor random faxing. Humourous short ditties and stories from an Australian's perspective. Weight approx. 50g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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GRAPHOLOGY : The Science of Reading Hand-Writing

By: 'The Penman'

Price: $9.40

Publisher: Auckland, Brookdale Press:

Seller ID: 010157

Condition: Good


29pp. No publication date (c. late 1940s). Saddle-stitch, staplebound format. Staples firm. Leaves clean, mildly tanned, foxing spots to several pages, short, closed tear to one leaf. Printed card wrapper is also foxed and lightly marked. "An intelligent study of graphology will not only provide the reader with an entirely new and fascinating hobby, but will also prove of incalculable value in judging the type of person with whom he or she contemplates entering upon ... View more info

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THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN

By: (Adapted By William Cowper)

Price: $30.77

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.:

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006068

Condition: Good+


No publication date (c. 1870-1880). Unpaginated (48 pages). Illustrated throughout (recto pages, verso blank): Engravings by J.C. Whymper from the illustrations of H.Fitz-Cook. Book clean and square. Bevelled edges, bright gilt title and decoration, blindstamp borders over original dark green cloth. Minimal edgewear and foredge corner fraying. Dark brown endpapers. All textblock edges bright gilt. 'With compliments' inscription, initialled 'D.J.M', together with original... View more info

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JOAN OF ARC; Or, the Story of a Noble Life

By: (None Noted)

Price: $26.32

Publisher: Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo & Co.: 1880

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 005887

Condition: Very Good


108pp., colour-plate frontispiece, plus small b/white chapter illuminations and sketches. Book clean. Spine firm. Original green cloth decorated with blind, and printed embossing, with bright gilt title and surround. Mildly abraded edges and corners. Dark brown endpapers. Bright gilt text-block edges. Splotched and marked on several leaves. In very good condition for its age, with undamaged hinges, this story of Joan of Arc is written for boys and girls. Book weight appr... View more info

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CURIOUS CASES AND AMUSING ACTIONS AT LAW, INCLUDING SOME TRIALS OF WITCHES IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

By: (None Noted)

Price: $22.56

Publisher: London, Sweet & Maxwell: 1916

Seller ID: 006356

Condition: Good+


vii, + 234pp. Book clean and square. Red, quarter-cloth spine mildly bumped on head and heel. Endpapers flecked and splotched. Pink-tint speckled text-block edges. Boards abraded and bumped on foredge corners. An amusing collection of legal cases from the annals of the Birmingham Court of Requests, listed under the headings: 1/ Cases in the Birmingham Court of Requests. 2/ Witch Trials. 3/ Amusing Actions at Law. Book weight approx. 480g. View more info

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IDEAL BOILERS RADIATORS ACCESSORIES 1933

By: (Staff Writers)

Price: $17.58

Publisher: Hulls, York, U.K., National Radiator Company: 1933

Seller ID: 006379

Condition: Fair +


208pp., illustrated throughout: halftone plates, and schematic diagrams. Patinated gilt titles over black, flexi-cloth covers, which are mildly abraded and bumped. Several supplier's stamps on free endpapers, and textblock edges, generally fingermarked and soiled, with a crack on front pastedown. A trade price, and supply catalogue for the National Radiator Company, of Hull, Yorks., manufacturers and suppliers of the 'Ideal' range of radiators and boilers. Includes a sec... View more info

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MY MOORLAND PATIENTS

By: A Yorkshire Doctor [Dr. R.W.S.Bishop]

Price: $14.06

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1926

Edition: 3rd.cheaper

Seller ID: 000399

Condition: Good


x, 242 pp., red cloth boards, four b/w plates, including frontispiece. Book square, random foxing throughout and edges. Minor scuffing, bumps and marks. Previous owner dedication on front pastedown. No dustjacket. A humourous narrative of happier times for the author, in and around the Yorkshire Moors. Contents include: Moors and Moorland Patients, Old Yorkshire Words, Moorland Tragedy, Yorkshire Wit and Humour, Parsons and Squires, Funerals, Curious Cases, Insanity, Hos... View more info

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SOME BETTER THING FOR US

By: A.S.L.

Price: $28.20

Publisher: London, Philip Wellby: 1907

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 012014

Condition: Very Good


xix, + 172pp, plus (iv). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Gilt border, plus a blind stamp decoration over lightly bumped green cloth boards. Rough-trimmed (not deckle-edged) textblock uniformly tanned, else unmarked. Top edge gilt. No dustjacket. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 10 chapters, Publisher's promo. 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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IN PERFECT SHAPE ALL YOUR LIFE

By: Abplanalp, Arthur

Price: $17.58

Publisher: London, Health for All Publishing Co.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003911

Condition: Very Good


No publication date [c. 1947]. 168pp., b/white intext illustrations throughout; halftone and line-drawn, the majority instructive. Book clean and square. Cloth spine firm, but bumped and faded on head and heel. Illustrated, papered boards bumped and nipped on foredge corners, otherwise light specks and soiling. Original seller's sticker on front pastedown, same seller's stamp on ffep., else leaves clean. No dustjacket. "Showing a safe, certain way to youthful slimn... View more info

CONCERNING WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL

By: Arthur, Sir George

Price: $12.22

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 000526

Condition: Fair+


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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COMMON BATTERY TELEPHONY SIMPLIFIED: A Book for Practical Telephone Men and Students

By: Atkins, Walter

Price: $75.20

Publisher: Fleet Street, London, "The Electrician" Printing and Publishing Company: 1914

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 000734

Condition: Very Good +


x, + 180pp., 162 b/w diagram illustrations intext. Advertisements on f.e.p.'s, section of electro-technical book advertisements at rear. Book square, illustrated cloth has a short pen scribble on rear cover, else cloth in very good condition. No dustjacket. Other than a few foxing spots to edges, finger marks on endpapers and former owner's name on fly, leaves are clean. First published September. 1912, contents include: Introduction, Main frame and apparatus room, Subsc... View more info

PERFECT NEGATIVES

By: B.T.J.Glover and G.L.Wakefield

Price: $12.22

Publisher: London, Fountain Press: 1947

Edition: 7th Edition, 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 002644

Condition: Good


110pp., paginated, 8 page b/w halftone plate section, plus intext line-drawings and graphs throughout. Book clean, square. Slightly shaken. Spots and mild dampstain on cloth. Leaves tanned, particularly endpapers and title-page, otherwise clean. No dustjacket. First published on 1923, this book has been completely rewritten. Intended primarily for beginners, however experienced photographers may derive some benefit . . . Contents, in 10 chapters, include: Prelims., Intro... View more info

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THE POPES AND THE HOHENSTAUFEN

By: Balzani, Ugo

Price: $21.62

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000421

Condition: Fair


From the 'Epochs of Church History' series, viii, 261pp., most leaves clean, edges grubby, foxing spots on a few random pages. Two names written top of decorative ffep. Short splits to hinges [top], frayed corners, small stain spots. 16 chapters including: Eugenius 111 and Conrad of Hohenstaufen-Election of Frederick 1, Hadrian 1V and Rome, Alexander 111 and the Lombards against Schism and the Empire, last years of Frederick 1, Innocent 111, Gregory 1X and the Crusade, I... View more info

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THE FISHERMAN AND HIS FRIENDS : A Series of Revival Sermons

By: Banks, Louis Albert

Price: $16.92

Publisher: New York and London, Funk & Wagnells Company: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006670

Condition: Good+


viii, + 365pp., plus (v). Book clean and square. Gilt titles on soiled, decorated green cloth. Original supplier's stamp on ffep., top edge gilt. B/white halftone plate frontispiece, with captioned tissue-guard. Noticeably sun-affected spine. "The sermons in this volume were delivered in Hanson Place Methodist Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., during the month of January, 1896, in a series of Revival meetings . . . " Book weight approx. 745g. View more info

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ON THE TRAIL OF MOSES : A Series of Revival Sermons

By: Banks, Rev. Louis Albert

Price: $47.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnells Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009115

Condition: Good +


viii, + 297pp., plus (xii). Book clean and square. Lightly bumped spine firm. Hinges very good. Bright gilt titles and colour decorations over flecked and tanned lilac buckram boards. An original seller's stamp on ffep., leaves tanned with occasional fleck, else very good. No dustjacket (as issued?). "The sermons in this volume were all delivered in a series of revival meetings held in Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, New York City, during the month of January, 1903... View more info

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MICHAEL THE MALLEE CHICK IN SEARCH OF A MOTHER

By: Barnard, Peggy

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Consolidated Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012652

Condition: Good


Unpaginated (32 pages). Saddle-stitched, staplebound landscape format. Staples clean and firm. Colour-art illustrated (Mollie Quick) stiff card cover lightly edgeworn, with a name written on front, plus a noticeable beverage stain on rear cover and small area adjacent to front foredge. Monochrome printed verso of card cover. Colour-art illustrations throughout by Mollie Quick. "Under a big Coolabah tree in the bush of Northern Queensland the busy little bush turkeys ... View more info

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CONSTITUTIONS OF THE UNITED GRAND LODGE OF ANTIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF VICTORIA 1918

By: Barron, C.J. [authorised by]

Price: $21.62

Publisher: Mill Place, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, C.J.Barrow/C.W.Burford, Printer: 1918

Seller ID: 003480

Condition: Very Good


143pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, mildly bumped on head and foot. Gilt title. Minor specks on cloth. Endpapers tanned, otherwise small splash stain on foot of text-block. Containing the General Charges, Laws and Regulations, & c., & c. 1918; The Constitutions are published under the authority of the Grand Lodge by C.J. Barrow, Grand Secretary. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight... View more info

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MUSIC AND THE LISTENER: A Guide to Musical Understanding (Third Edition with Index)

By: Barry, Keith

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Robertson & Mullins: 1941

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 012809

Condition: Very Good


130pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Flapped card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Textblock edges minimally flecked, else leaves clean. The author has written this book "with the object of helping people appreciate music by setting forth in simple, intelligent form, the rules, as he expresses it, of the game of music . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Foreword, Introduction, 15 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 130g. *Postage charge will be reduced... View more info