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Australia / Frank Fox
Adam and Charles Black 1910
Hard cover
First edition
VG condition with no dust wrapper. Some foxing to edges and endpapers.
Original decorative cloth. Colour frontispiece, 75 colour illustrations plus sketch map of Australia at end of volume.
$95.00
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Biggles in Africa / Captain W.E. Johns
Oxford University Press 1936
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition with no dust wrapper
Orange/brown cloth with black titles on cover and spine
Excellent copy of early Biggles title
$240.00
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Bliss / Peter Carey
University of Queensland Press 1981
Hard cover
First Australian edition
VG condition in VG unclipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Black cloth with silver titles on spine
Peter Carey’s first novel
$140.00
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Bony & the Black Virgin / Arthur Upfield
William Heinemann Ltd, printed in Great Britain, 1959
Hard cover
First UK edition
G condition in G price-clipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover). Some browning of pages. Worn dust wrapper with minor loss to corners.
Green cloth with gilt titles on spine. Inscription on front endpaper.
$40.00
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Bony and the Mouse / Arthur Upfield
William Heinemann Ltd, printed in Great Britain, 1959
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition in G to VG unclipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover).
Blue hard cloth, gilt title on spine.
$125.00
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Breath / Tim Winton
Tuskar Rock Press 2008
Hard cover in full morocco
First UK edition
As new and unread. Within a slipcase without a dust wrapper as published. This is a limited edition of 30 copies only. This is copy XIII, signed by Tim Winton and dated 30 April 2008.
Gold lettering on spine, green morocco covers. Slipcase green boards.
Superb copy of Winton’s Miles Franklin winning book, the fourth time he has won the award
$400.00
$400.00
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The Camels Are Coming / W.E. Johns
John Hamilton circa 1933
Hard cover
Possibly 4th UK edition
G condition in photocopy dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Blue cloth with gilt titling on spine. Some foxing internally and library stamp on page 7. Section of dust wrapper glued to cover and portion of dust wrapper affixed to inside front cover. 32 page catalogue of Hamilton titles at rear. Quite acceptable copy of a rare Johns title.
$460.00
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Child’s Play / David Malouf
Chatto & Windus 1982
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition in VG price-clipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Blue cloth boards with gold titles on spine
Includes ‘Eustace‘ and ‘The Prowler‘
$55.00
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Conversations at Curlow Creek / David Malouf
Chatto and Windus 1996
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition in VG not price-clipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Signed by the author on the title page
Black boards with gold titles on spine; browning to pages
$85.00
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Cosmo Cosmolino / Helen Garner
McPhee Gribble 1992
Hard cover
First Australian edition
VG condition in VG unclipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Signed by Helen Garner on title page
Brown boards with gold titles on spine
$60.00
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Cricket For Beginners / J.B. Hobbs
C. Arthur Pearson Limited 1922
Hard cover
First edition
G to VG condition with no dust wrapper. Some browning on page edges.
Green boards with black type and illustration of a bowler on the cover. Includes one page of advertisements at the start of the book and three pages at the rear.
Nice tight copy written by England’s master batsman.
$100.00
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Dr No / Ian Fleming
Jonathan Cape, London 1958
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG in G slightly chipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover) Black cloth boards with silver gilt titles on spine and outline of the ‘Dancing Lady’ on the upper cover. Owner’s name on front endpaper.
States ‘First Published 1958’.
$850.00
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Eyrie / Tim Winton
Hamish Hamilton, Penguin 2013
Hard cover
First Australian edition
VG condition in VG dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
‘Apartment building‘ boards with white title on front board and white Tim Winton on spine. Includes Eyrie book mark.
Signed by author on title page
$45.00
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Fingersmith / Sarah Waters
Virago Press 2002
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition in VG not price-clipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Signed by the author on the title page
Black boards with red titles on spine
$70.00
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Fly Away Peter / David Malouf
Chatto & Windus 1982
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition in VG dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Blue cloth boards with titles in gold on spine
Dust wrapper has ‘The Age Book of the Year 1982‘ sticker on front cover.
Excellent copy of one of David Malouf’s early novels
$75.00
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Four Plays / Patrick White
Eyre and Spottiswoode 1965
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition in VG clipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Black cloth with silver titles on spine
Includes 'The Ham Funeral', 'The Season at Sarsaparilla', 'A Cheery Soul' and 'Night on Bald Mountain'.
$120.00
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Honour & Other People’s Children / Helen Garner
McPhee Gribble 1980
Hard cover
First Australian edition
Fine condition in fine unclipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Signed by author on title page
Brown boards with gold titles on spine
$65.00
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In the Winter Dark / Tim Winton
McPhee Gribble 1988
Hard cover
First Australian edition
VG condition in VG unclipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Black cloth with silver titles on spine. Red endpapers.
$110.00
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Isabelle the Navigator / Luke Davies
Allen & Unwin 2000
Hard cover
First Australian edition
VG condition in VG unclipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Bookplate on front endpaper
Signed by Luke Davies and dated 28/9/00
Blue boards with white titles on spine
$40.00
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Johnno / David Malouf
University of Queensland Press 1975
Hard cover
First edition
VG condition with VG dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Maroon cloth with title on the spine in orange with author’s name in white. Beautiful copy of David Malouf’s first novel.
$150.00
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Madman’s Bend / Arthur Upfield
William Heinemann Limited, printed in Great Britain, 1963
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition in G to VG price-clipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover). Green cloth with gilt titles on spine.
Another Bony mystery
$75.00
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Modesty Blaise / Peter O’Donnell
Souvenir Press 1965
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition in VG price-clipped dust wrapper
Blue boards with gilt titles on spine. Owner’s name and date on front endpaper.
The first Modesty Blaise title
$80.00
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Monkey Grip / Helen Garner
Seaview Books 1977
Hard cover
First American edition
VG condition in price-clipped VG dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Signed by author on bookplate pasted on front endpaper
Green and blue cloth with gold titles on spine
$75.00
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The Night Watch / Sarah Waters
Virago Press 2006
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition: as new and unread. Within a slipcase without a dust wrapper as published.
The book is signed by the author on a special page which has been inserted between the half title and title pages. ‘This edition is 399 of 1,000’.
Blue boards with white titles on both the book and the slipcase
$50.00
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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service / Ian Fleming
Jonathan Cape, London, 1963
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition in VG price-clipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
O.H.M.S.S. in gilt on spine
Happy Birthday message on front endpaper
States ‘First Published 1963’.
$600.00
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Oyster / Janet Turner Hospital
A Knopf book published by Random House 1996
Hard cover
First Australian edition
VG condition in VG not price-clipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover). Some browning of pages.
Dedicated ‘For Annabel‘ and signed by author, dated 18/10/96
Green boards with white titles on spine
$40.00
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Remembering Babylon / David Malouf
Chatto and Windus book from Random House Australia 1993
Hard cover
First Australian edition (printed in UK)
G condition in not price-clipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover). Water stain on back cover and inside of wrapper
Signed by author on title page
Brown boards with gold titles on spine
$75.00
$75.00
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The Riders / Tim Winton
Macmillan Australia 1994
Hard cover
First Australian edition
G to VG condition in VG dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Signed by the author on the title page
Black boards with gold gilt title on spine
$60.00
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The Road Home / Rose Tremain
Chatto & Windus, London 2007
Hard cover
Early UK edition (not first)
As new. Fine condition in fine dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Signed by author on title page
$30.00
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The Silmarillion / J.R.R. Tolkien
George Allen & Unwin 1977
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition in VG unclipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover). Light blue stain to the top edge of the text block.
Dark blue cloth with gilt text and a circular medallion on spine. Includes the much sought after large folding map at rear. No price on the front flap of the jacket.
$230.00
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Solar / Ian McEwan
Jonathan Cape 2010
Hard cover
First UK edition
Fine condition in fine not price-clipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Wraparound band for Topping and Company ‘Signed First Edition‘
Signed by the author on the title page
Black boards with gold titles on spine
$50.00
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The Spare Room / Helen Garner
Text Publishing 2008
Hard cover
First Australian edition
Fine condition in fine unclipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Signed by author on title page
Crimson boards with gold titles on spine
$50.00
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Thunderball / Ian Fleming
Jonathan Cape, London 1961
Hard cover
First UK edition
VG condition in G to VG price-clipped dust wrapper. Slight staining and minor wear to dust wrapper (protected in archival cover).
Publisher’s black cloth with embossed skeleton hand design, gilt titles on spine
States ‘First Published 1961’.
$1100.00
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The Time of the Hero / Mario Vargas Llosa
Grove Press 1966
Hard cover
First US edition
VG condition in VG unclipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Black cloth with gold titles on spine.
$100.00
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True History of the Kelly Gang / Peter Carey
University of Queensland Press 2001
Celebratory edition to commemorate the 2001 Booker Prize
VG condition in VG unclipped dust wrapper
Glassine dust wrapper with additional wording ‘Booker Prize Winner 2001’ (protected in archival cover). Cream and blue words with white titles on spine. Blue endpapers, rough cut pages.
Signed by Peter Carey on the title page
$120.00
War Crimes / Peter Carey
University of Queensland Press 1979
Hard cover
First Australian edition
VG condition in VG unclipped dust wrapper (protected in archival cover)
Black cloth with gold titles on spine. Red endpapers.
$10.00