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Provincial Art: Central Italy

By: Alfonso Vittorio Giardini and Elena Baggio (ed)

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Italy, Italian State Tourist Office: 1956

Seller ID: 009043


109 p. + 8 color plates; 12 b/w plates in text printed in gravure; additional color plate on cover. Guide to art in cathedrals, churches, town halls, public spaces, palaces, gardens, ruins, museums and other locations in Italy's central provinces, organized by province, with index of artists and where their works can be found. Presentation plate facing title p. View more info

Ferran The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food

By: Andrews, Colman

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Gotham (Penguin): 2011

Seller ID: 009655


Ferran Adrià is arguably the greatest culinary revolutionary of our time. Hailed as a genius and a prophet by fellow chefs, worshipped (if often misunderstood) by critics and lay diners alike, Adrià is imitated and paid homage to in professional kitchens, and in more than a few private ones, all over the world. In his lively close-up portrait of Adrià, award-winning food writer Colman Andrews traces this groundbreaking chef 's rise from resort- hotel dishwasher to cu... View more info

Heroes of Modern Adventure

By: Bridges, TC and Tiltman, H H

Price: $18.00

Publisher: UK, George Harrap & Co: 1932

Seller ID: 009166


32 half-tone illus, 277pp with sewn-in binding in great order, chapters cover a range of exploit icon such as TE Lawrence, Linbergh, Capt Evans, Amundsen & their ilk. Spine sunned & a small cloth split, outer corners of boards worn. View more info

The Life and Works of Rennie Mackintosh

By: Harris, Nathaniel

Price: $21.00

Publisher: UK, Parragon: 1996

Seller ID: 009038


79 pages. - Charles Rennie Mackintosh was one of Scotland's most creative figures, internationally renowed at the turn of the century as a pioneering architect and designer. Glasgow School of Art was his masterpiece, but he also designed and created houses and tea rooms, furniture, interiors, stained glass, textile designs and lovely watercolours. This stunning collection of color photographs, with revealing text by Harris, shows every facet of Mackintosh's career. View more info

Dictionary of World Biography

By: Jones, Barry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Information Australia: 1996

Seller ID: 010271


ex-reference lib softcover. If you remember Bob Dyer saying "Ooooh Barry . . " then you'll know how the information in this book will be well chosen & presented. 820 pp & approx 1.2 kgs carded/packed for post View more info

Four Ships

By: Langford, Gary

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Australia, Randolph Press: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009034


gift inscription 1st page, 79pp Langford's 8th book, this book updates his families history after arriving in NZ's first four ships "contains some of the best poetry Langford has written over the last 10 years..." View more info

Apache The Man, the MacHine, the Mission

By: Macy, Ed

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Harper Press: 2008

Seller ID: 009941


What's it about? In 2007, Ed Macy's Apache squadron was dispatched to Afghanistan's notorious Helmand Province, with the mission to fight alongside and protect the men on the ground by any means necessary. When a marine goes missing in action, Macy and his team are the Army's only hope of bringing him back alive. With a soldier strapped to each side of two gunships, they must land in the heart of Jugroom Fort, a Taliban stronghold, and come face-to-face with hordes of th... View more info

Sand Rivers

By: MATTHIESSEN, PETER

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Aurum Press: 1981

Seller ID: 009050


This is the noted naturalist's foot safari into the Selous Game Preserve in southern Tanzania, considered one of the largest habitats of wild African animals including lions, antelope, hippos, elephants rhinos and crocodiles. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs. View more info

A Penny on Friday

By: Pearson, Bob

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Australia, Lexington Avenue Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009023


An insight into growing up in Lancashire in the 20s to 40s. 221 pp with a scattering of bw illus, book in great condition View more info

The Victorians Making Their Mark

By: Priestley, Susan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Australia, Fairfax, Syme & Weldon Assoc: 1984

Seller ID: 009353


382pp 1kg This book gives an account of the changing look of Victoria expressly over last 150 years, although the impact made by the aborigines' lifestyle before contact with Europeans is also briefly covered. Last book of a 3 part series looking at the Vics. View more info

An Artist's Lesvos

By: Rivett, Collinridge

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Australia, Parramatta & Hills Publishing Co: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 009076


Signed, dedicated, dated by author 1982, this book details the life of the bohemian art community in the Aegean isles, 96pp, numerous illust, bw photos, extracts from brochures, catalogues, sketchbooks, maps & so forth. View more info

Frank Lloyd Wright A Biography

By: Secrest, Meryle

Price: $34.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1992

Seller ID: 010551


Meryle Secrest's Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography focuses on Wright's family history, personal adventures, and colorful friends and family. Secrest had unprecedented access to an archive of over one hundred thousand of Wright's letters, photographs, drawings, and books. She also interviewed surviving devotees, students, and relatives. The result is an explicit portrait of both the genius architect and the provocative con-man. 635pp with extensive index & ref notes, just o... View more info

Nine Verdicts on Violence

By: Smith-Hughes, Jack

Price: $22.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell and Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009070


Nine intriguing cases from Victorian and Georgian England, modern Kenya and 19th century France. Stories of Slaughter in Slough - Augustus Payne, 1881; The Broken Engagement - George Townley, 1863; Death in the Desert - Capt. Auguste Doineau, 1856; Samburu Witchcraft - The Powys Mystery of 1931; The A.T.S. Murder - Josephine Aston, 1945; Who Killed Lord Charles - Rev. Lord Frederick Townshend, 1796; Barrister Arundel Coke of Bury St. Edmonds who tried to dispose of his m... View more info