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1 The Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty
Barrow, Sir John The Folio Society 1976 London, England Hard Cover Very Good Slip-Case - Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
261 page, b/w illustrated. Blue-cloth cover. Blue slip-case. split at top and starting to split at bottom, some rubbing to corners and spine. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Tight binding. First edition of the translated version, a complete reprint of Barrow's original work, first published in 1831. 119 000468 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Jumping Over the Wheel, Blainey, Geoffrey
2 Jumping Over the Wheel
Blainey, Geoffrey Rathdowne - Allen & Unwin 1993 NSW Australia First Edition 186373564X / 9781863735643 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
336 pages, b/w & colour photos thr/out. Black-cloth boards, very minor pushing to spine ends. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor creasing to edges. One light mark to front closed page edges, otherwise pages are clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. "Pacific Dunlop is one of the most unusual companies in Australia's history. It began as a maker of bicycle tyres in a Melbourne lane in the depression of 1893. When the mania for bicycles gave way to a boom in motor cars, Dunlop became the main manufacturer of tyres. This is the fascinating story of inventions in the workplace, of dramatic changes in transport and sport, the contest for world markets, the crises caused by wars and depression, changes in the way people work and live, high finance, triumphs and dissension in the boardrooms, and the little-known careers of captains of industry and finance." 548 001591 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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3 The Hamlyn Book of True Adventure
Brett, Bernard Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited 1978 London, England First Edition 0600303578 / 9780600303572 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Peter Archer et al 
157 page, blue & b/w line drawings thr/out. Blue-cloth cover, slight fading to edges, minor edge-wear. Illustrated, clipped jacket, minor edge-wear, minor peeling & chipping to spine edges. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. "The fifteen stories in this volume cover every continent from the scorching heat of Australian outback to the icy waters of Tierra del Fuego. They take place in each era from the seventeenth century England of 'the Merry Monarch' Charles II, to the French republic of today . diagrams and maps ." 154 000384 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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4 Explorers & Exploration
Cameron, Ian Hard Cover Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
SHOP STOCK IN STORAGE - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS - 520 002105 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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5 Poenamo
Campbell, John Logan Golden Press Pty Ltd 1973 Auckland, New Zealand First Thus 0855582774 / 9780855582777 Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
239 page, endpapers with b/w line 'Map of the District Described in the Author's narrative'. Maroon-board cover, gold titling on spine, very minor denting. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor denting on edges and some water marking top inside cover. Pages clean, straight and unmarked, slight marking to closed page edges. "When John Campbell landed on the shores of Coromandel Harbour in 1840, he had reached the kingdom of 'King' Wepiha, the American pork and timber trader. . The adventures of the carefee young Campbell in search of his fortune are both thrilling and amusing. 62 000029 
Price: 13.00 AUD
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No Run-of-the-Mill: A Biography of Henry Beaufort Somerset, Carolan, Jane Mayo
6 No Run-of-the-Mill: A Biography of Henry Beaufort Somerset
Carolan, Jane Mayo Australian scholarly Publishing 2006 Melbourne, Australia First Edition 1740971086 / 9781740971089 Hard Cover Very Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
337 pages, b/w photos thr/out. Green-cloth boards, minor edge-wear. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor edge-wear, light spot of creasing to front. Library sticker to front end page and remains of a removed sticker to front fly-leaf (these are the only signs that it is ex-library), otherwise pages are clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. ". tells the story of Sir Henry Somerset (Harry) and his family in shaping australia's manufacturing and mining industries. Born on the goldfields of Mount Morgan and reared in the shadow of the smelting works at Port Pirie, Harry became a leading figure during the post-war decades in the phenomenal growth of industry which centred on Collins House, Melbourne. Complicated and enigmatic, he was the product of an age where exactness, good manners and ethics were scrupulously observed." 554 001682 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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7 Life on Mars: The Complete Story
Chambers, Paul 0713727470 / 9780713727470 Hard Cover Good Good 
SHOP STOCK IN STORAGE - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS - 642 004761 
Price: 5.00 AUD
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8 My Tropical Air Castle
Chapman, Frank M. D. Appleton and Company 1929 London First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Francis L. Jaques 
417 (uncut) pages, b/w photos & illustrations. Green-cloth cover, minor edge-wear and pushing to edges, some small marks. Fly-leaves are age stained, pencil writing to front end paper, otherwise pages are clean, straight & unmarked. Top of title page is loose from binding, otherwise binding is strong & intact. "Ever since, as a boy, I read Bates' 'Naturalist on the Amazon' and Wallace's 'Travels in the Malay Archipelago' my castle has been in the tropics". Chapman's story of how he found and enjoyed the tropical 'castle' of Barro Colorados. 33 001166 
Price: 80.00 AUD
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Dig; A Drama of Central Australia, Clune, Frank
9 Dig; A Drama of Central Australia
Clune, Frank Angus & Robertson 1947 Sydney, Australia Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed by Author
280 pages, b/w photos thr/out. Green cloth cover, minor edge wear and rubbing, slight lean to spine. Inscribed by author to front fly leaf 'with the authors compliments Yours sincerely Frank Clune', ex-owners name neatly written on front end page, light foxing throughout, pages are otherwise clean. Strong, intact binding. "Moved by the deeds of Burke and Wills, I also commenced exploring, and have since visited the country through wich they travelled, seeking traces of a fateful chapter in Australia's history. The result of this literary digging and exploration is here presented. For the first time, I believe, the complete story of Burke and Wills is now told in a continuous narrative within the covers of one book." 527 001408 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Discovery of Australia; A Critical Documentary and Historic Investigation Concerning the priority of discovery in Australasia By Europeans Before the Arrival of Leiut. James Cook, in the 'Endeavour', in the Year 1770, Collingridge, George
10 The Discovery of Australia; A Critical Documentary and Historic Investigation Concerning the priority of discovery in Australasia By Europeans Before the Arrival of Leiut. James Cook, in the 'Endeavour', in the Year 1770
Collingridge, George Hayes Brothers 1895 Sydney, Australia First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
376 pages, b/w line drawings and fold out maps thr/out. Purple-cloth cover, fading and pushing to front edges - this has not affected the text body -, small tears and wear to spine, edge-wear and fading. Pages are evenly age browned, some areas of foxing thr/out, small cup-bottom stain on top of half-title page, otherwise pages are unmarked. Strong, intact binding. - 229 001196 
Price: 500.00 AUD
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A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World, Darwin, Charles
11 A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World
Darwin, Charles John Murray (Publishers) Ltd 1909 London Second Edition Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
521 pages, b/w illustrated. Green-cloth cover, rubbing, edge-wear, small edge tears and pushing and ageing, is however whole and intact. Pages are foxed and age coloured, otherwise are unmarked and straight. Intact binding. "This volume contains, in the form of a Journal, a history of our voyage, and a sketch of those observations in Natural history and Geology which I think will possess some interest for the general reader." 33 001187 
Price: 80.00 AUD
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In Search of Columbus, Davies, Hunter
12 In Search of Columbus
Davies, Hunter 1856190676 / 9781856190671 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
SHOP STOCK IN STORAGE - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS - .536 005573 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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Great Pioneer Women of the Outback; Facing Hardship, Danger and Deprivation, de Vries, Susanna
13 Great Pioneer Women of the Outback; Facing Hardship, Danger and Deprivation
de Vries, Susanna Harper Collins Pubishers 2005 Sydney, Australia 0732276632 / 9780732276638 Soft Cover Very Good Issued Without Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
302 pages, b/w photos and line drawings thr/out. Illustrated card cover, barely noticeable edge-wear. Pages are clean, straight & unmarked. Strong, intact binding. "From the 1800s to the onset of World War I, pioneers making their homes in outback Australia were joined by their wives, many of whom had no idea of the difficulties and dangers ahead. These women encountered conditions which would test their resilience and resourcefulness to the utmost: relentless heat, dust and isolation; hostile wildlife; no medical facilities; and never-ending, backbreaking work." 547 001574 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Darwin, Desmond, Adrian & Moore, James
14 Darwin
Desmond, Adrian & Moore, James Michael Joseph Ltd 1991 London, England First Edition 0718134303 / 9780718134303 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good in Unifold Pro 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
808 pages. Grey-cloth cover, very minor pushing to edges. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor edge-wear. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Tight binding. ". portrays a man grappling with immensities and the workhouse society which influenced him. Richly detailed, provocative and enlightening, it is based on newly transcribed and unpublished letters, and contains ninety photographs, many never published before." 19 000934 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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A Frenchman's Walk Across the Nullarbor; Henri Gilbert's Diary, Perth to Brisbane 1897-1899, Dyer, Colin (translated & Edited by)
15 A Frenchman's Walk Across the Nullarbor; Henri Gilbert's Diary, Perth to Brisbane 1897-1899
Dyer, Colin (translated & Edited by) Melbourne University Press 2000 Victoria, Australia First Edition 0522849164 / 9780522849165 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
195 pages, b/w illustrated. Black-cloth boards, very minor pushing to spine edges. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, very minor stretching to edges. Pages are clean, straight & unmarked. Tight binding. "The diary includes photgraphs of Gilbert himself and the people he met on his way, as well as cuttings about his journey from the local newspapers of the time. At each stop the diary is authenticated by a signed attestation from the station-master, the hotel owner, the postmaster of the local mayor . both a fascinating historical curiosity and a most entertaining glimpse of colonial australia through a foreigner's eyes." 238 001366 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Dead Men's Silver: The Story of Australia's Greatest Shipwreck Hunter, Edwards, Hugh
16 Dead Men's Silver: The Story of Australia's Greatest Shipwreck Hunter
Edwards, Hugh 0732294509 / 9780732294502 Trade Paperback Very Good 
SHOP STOCK IN STORAGE - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS - 702 005566 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Discovery; The Quest for the Great South Land, Estensen, Miriam
17 Discovery; The Quest for the Great South Land
Estensen, Miriam Allen & Unwin 1998 NSW Australia First Edition 1864484977 / 9781864484977 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
286 page, b/w & colour illustrated, illustrated end papers. Blue-cloth cover, very minor edge-wear. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, very minor edge-wear. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Tight binding. "Six centuries before the birth of Christ, people began to imagine an immense land at the bottom of the world, a land of marvel, of enormous wealth and mystery . the story of the quest which compelled men in small ships to traverse unknown seas, to endure extraordinary hardships . an absorbing tale . how the speculations of visionaries became Terra Incognita and then Australia." 11 000219 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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18 The Adventure of Archaeology
Fagan, Brian M. National Geographic Society 1985 Washington, D.C. First Edition Hard Cover Fine Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
368 pages, b/w & colour illustrated. Brown-cloth cover, very minor edge-wear. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, several small tears to top edge, minor edge wear, cracking on crease of back flap. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Tight binding. ". tells the story of how the science came into being - a compelling tale of tourists and treasure hunters, of strong-minded adventurers, of patient excavators laboring alone, of teams of scholars trekking into the desert or diving into the deep . the discovery of forgotten civilzations . the earliest chapters of human existence . to laboratories to witness the development of radiocarbon dating . each clue, however small, adds to our knowledge of how our ancestors lived." 127 000369 
Price: 21.00 AUD
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19 The Dutchman Bold, Abel Tasman
Finkel, George Angus & Robertson 1975 Sydney, Australia First Edition 0207131139 / 9780207131134 Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
152 page, b/w line drawings. Brown-cloth cover with gold titling on spine with very slight denting on top of spine. Illustrated clipped jacket, minor denting on top. Pages clean and straight and unmarked. "Abel Tasman, born in the Dutch village of Lutjegast, was to find adventure and fame far from the shore of his homeland. This story of Abel Tasman, while yet projected through the vision of its creator, rings with the authenticity of recorded history." 62 000036 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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20 Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen
FitzSimons, Peter 97817416601 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
SHOP STOCK IN STORAGE - PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS - 701 004852 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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