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1 Bachman, Bill & Winton, Tim Australian Colours Images of the Outback
Hardcover Excellent Very Good 28.5cm Bill Bachman (photos) 
Startling, wry, lyrical, and beguiling photographs and passionate commentary document the landscape and people of Australia's interior in this panoramic volume. Photojournalist Bill Bachman spent 2 years + in exploring Austrlia's expansive horizons & selected the imagery to capture the rich essence in this marvellous book. Tim Winton gives his own perspective on various vignettes. 331 color illustrations. 256 beautiful pp, 1.6 kilos. 
Price: 55.00 AUD
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2 Coleman, J In And Around The Rocks
Sydney View Productions 2001 Hard Cover Excellent Excellent 28.5cm 
103 wonderful pp with photos, sketches & watercolours of this heritage area of Sydney. dj & book in great condition. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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3 Dupleix, Jill Good Cooking the New Essentials
Australia Quadrille 2003 Softcover Excellent None Issued 22.5cm 
French flaps with semi-embossed titling, 176pp of temptation by the influential and inspirational Dupleix. Beautiful photography. Read it and eat! 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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4 Elisabeth Meyer zu Stieghorst-Kastrup Cooking for Cats: The Best Recipes for Felix, Orlando and the Rest
London DuMont Monte UK, 2001 Hardcover Excellent None issued 23.5cm 
Would your beloved cat like a change from ready-made food? How about preparing a dish such as "Miaow Roulade" for your cat instead of the usual tinned food? In this book you will find recipes for dishes which your cat will adore, as well as all the important facts about feline nutrition, health and well-being. The dishes are easy to prepare and their ingredients include all the nutrients necessary for your cat's health. review > "I don't cook this nice for my family, but I do for my cats." Better buy it or your furniture will become a scratching post! 125 purrfect pp 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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5 Grosier J.B. THE WORLD OF ANCIENT CHINA
John Gifford 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good/Good Very Good/Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Very Good/Good condition. Heavier items may require additional postage. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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6 Haynes Jim AN AUSTRALIAN TREASURY OF POPULAR VERSE
ABC Books 2002 0733310222 / 9780733310225 Reprint Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
Very Good condition. "Verse is more than pleasant, jingling rhyme. It can document history, heroics and current events, tell stories, comment on social issues and satirise. At best it can be a subtle and satisfying form of literature, but its primary purpose is entertainment- for reading, writing, performing and listening..a portrait of Australia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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7 Helck, Peter Great Auto Races
NY Harry N. Abrams 1975 Hardcover Very Good Very Good/Good Weighs Over 500gm 30.5cm 
Peter Helck (1893-1988) was an American illustrator who specialized in depicting racecars. He estimated that he had produced more than 600 sketches, drawings and paintings during his career. Helck developed an early interest in automobiles, and as a boy caught rides with the race car driver who tested Simplex cars. In the mid 1940s he was commissioned by Esquire magazine for eight paintings depicting early motor racing. Helck was one of the founding faculty for the Famous Artists School. He also wrote and illustrated many articles, along with two books, The Checkered Flag and Great Auto Races. The book is in nice order with all pp clean, white & tightly bound - weighs approx 2 3/4 kgs. 30 x 33cm 
Price: 80.00 AUD
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Spitfire Portrait of a Legend, McKinstry, Leo
8 McKinstry, Leo Spitfire Portrait of a Legend
UK John Murray 2007 Hardcover Fine Fine 24cm 
reviews first >>> The Spitfire is just one of the most beautiful machines ever built and this book really does that justice. and >>> This book is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the Second World War, modern British history, aeronautical engineering, design development, mass-production processes, or a handful of other areas McKinstry's machine-biography touches upon. 435pp, 2 photo sections, 800g packed for post to you. review>>> This book is a very interesting read, full of little details that expose a few minor myths (about the times, the people, the war and the Spitfire) but enhance the legend. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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9 Shneir Walter and Miriam INVITATION TO AN INQUEST
W.H. Allen 1966 First British Edition Hard Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Good condition. Heavier items may require additional postage. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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10 Smith Jim THE BLUE MOUNTAINS MYSTERY TRACK: LINDEMAN PASS, A HISTORY OF THE JAMISON VALLEY VOLUME 1
Three Sisters 1990 0646007572 / 9780646007571 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
Very Good condition. "This book tells the story of how a few dedicated bushwalkers found and cleared the elusive track and the opposition they experienced...the life story of Charles Lindeman, german born during World War I was to play a significant part in the decision not to open the track. Prejudices of a different kind threaten this beautiful walk today." 
Price: 44.00 AUD
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11 Thompson, David Classic Thai Cuisine
Australia Simon & Schuster 1993 Pictorial Boards Excellent No Jacket 25cm Helen Semmler 
144pp of thai delight, Thompson cements his place as a prominent advocate of asian cuisine with this tasty book. Clear layout, ribbon marker, illustrations a-plenty, simple procedures - all you need is a cold beer & a hot flame & you're underway. While you're at it check out oour Thompson t-shirt on mi-tshirt - OK it's the Tintin Thom(p)sons but it's the thought that counts! Book in marvellous order - giftable! 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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12 Topham, John Traditional Crafts of Saudi Arabia
UK Stacey International 2005 Hardcover Excellent Very Good/Good 32.5cm 
A great standard work for Arabian enthusiasts. Covering the costumes, equipment, and artefacts of the Bedouin of Saudi Arabia, it examines the work of jewellery makers, leather workers, basket weavers, carpenters and metal workers, with stunning colour photographs to illustrate each example. In the engaging text, written by experts in the field, we get a real sense of the traditional lifestyle and ethnology of this enigmatic people. 192 crisp white pp, 1.7kgs for post. 
Price: 65.00 AUD
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THE WHITE MOUSE, WAKE Nancy
13 WAKE Nancy THE WHITE MOUSE
SYDNEY. N.S.W. AUSTRALIA The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty. Ltd. 1985 0333400992 / 9780333400999 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 22cm 
Book in very good condition with clean, unclipped dust jacket. Internally book pages clean, tightly bound and no inescriptions. Inside front and back boards includes map of Europe with towns and locations noted relevant to Nancy Wake. This is the autobiography of Nancy Wake, an Australian living in Paris at the onset of World War 11 and her subsequent participation as a secret agent and saboteur against the Gestapo. 
Price: 110.00 AUD
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14 Walford, Jonathon The Seductive Shoe
London Thames and Hudson 2007 1st Soft Cover Edition Hard Cover Excellent Excellent 26cm 
We have been intrigued by the form and function of our footwear for centuries, and for many women shoes are the ultimate objects of desire. In The Seductive Shoe fashion historian Jonathan Walford takes a peek into the shoe closets of the world over the last 400 years, revealing the styles and fashions that have fueled that obsession. Organized chronologically and covering all the significant developments in shoe design, this ravishing book explores how major historical events, social change, and industrialization have influenced style and production. Hundreds of beautiful photographs capture the progression of styles, including numerous forgotten designs that will still appeal to the most fashion forward of today. Riding boots and go-go boots, spiked stilettos and negative heels, platform soles and ballerina flats all are documented in this bible of footwear. With a detailed glossary and an illustrated appendix of notable shoemakers, designers, and manufacturers, The Seductive Shoe is the ultimate book for shoe lovers of all kinds. An indispensable resource for both professionals and fashion afficionados, this one-of-a-kind book is also a must-have for anyone who has ever experienced the intoxicating desire for a beautiful pair of shoes. An interview with the author is on the web at - collectorsweekly usualending slash articles slashan-interview-with-vintage-shoe-collector-jonathan-walford slash Book has a birthday gift inscription and is otherwise in great condition. Plastic cover on dj & book weighs about 1750g. 
Price: 53.00 AUD
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15 Willan, Anne The Country Cooking of France
CA Chronicle Books, U.S.A. 2007 Hardcover New 29cm 
Anne Willan Renowned for her cooking school in France and her many best-selling cookbooks, Anne Willan combines years of hands-on experience with extensive research to create a brand new classic. More than 250 recipes range from the time-honored La Truffade, with its crispy potatoes and melted cheese, to the Languedoc specialty Cassoulet de Toulouse, a bean casserole of duck confit, sausage and lamb. And the desserts! Crpes au Caramel et Beurre Sal (crepes with a luscious caramel filling) and Galette Landaise (a rustic apple tart) are magnifique. Sprinkled with intriguing historical tidbits and filled with more than 270 enchanting photos of food markets, villages, harbors, fields, and country kitchens, this cookbook is an irresistible celebration of French culinary culture. 2+kg of foodie heaven, pour the champagne & start browsing through this deliscious book. 
Price: 62.00 AUD
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