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#SaveOzStories

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Carlton, VIC, Australia, Melbourne University Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM22

ISBN: 0522870805

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, first edition, 128gms, 155 pages. Jackie French, David Malouf, Tim Winton and many more of our best writers have come together to issue a clarion call to all Australian citizens to defend writers and writing. If politicians have their way we will be the only nation to give away our right to tell our own stories. Read this collection of impassioned arguments from our most esteemed wordsmiths. Book is in very good condition with only very minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Far As Human Eye Could See

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, England, Grafton Books: 1989

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: SCI51

ISBN: 0586202811

Condition: Fair


Paperback, first thus, 162gms, 267 pages. This is Asimov's 23rd book of mind-bogling essays and shows that the great science fiction writer is still the freshest and most accessible explainer of the awe-inspiring real mysteries of the cosmos. Book is in fair condition with heavy general age-related wear and tear and heavt page discolouration/spotting throughout. Book also shows moderate water damage as well as scuffing and creasing to wraps. This is essentially a reading copy only. View more info

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Maeve's Times: Selected Irish Times Writings

By: Binchy, Maeve; and Ingle, Roisin (ed)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, England, The Orion Publishing Group: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM23

ISBN: 1409149897

Condition: Good


Large softcover, first edition, 466gms, 389 pages. Book is in good condition with only minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Offcuts with Denis Butler: An Anthology

By: Butler, Denis; and Butler, Vera (ed)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Toukley, NSW, Australia, Vera Butler: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: ESS13

ISBN: 0646031767

Condition: Good


Softcover, first edition, 186g, 140pgs. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Eight Essayists

By: Cairncross, A. S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, UK, Macmillan & Co. Ltd: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ESS11

Condition: Good


Hardcover with green boards, no dust jacket, reprint, 272g, 268pgs, blank endpapers. This anthology introduces eight authors of high quality, many of whom have also excelled in other branches of literature. Authors featured are: Francis Bacon; Richard Steele; Joseph Addison; Oliver Goldsmith; Charles Lamb; William Hazlitt; R. L. Stevenson; and G. K. Chesterton. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. There is a medium sized pen inscription on the inside front page from a previous owner. Boards are in good condition with on... View more info

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Thoughtlines: Reflections of a Public Man

By: Carr, Bob

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Camberwell, Australia, Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: BIOAUS360

ISBN: 0143001345

Condition: Fair


Softcover, first thus, 404gms, 403 pages. Bob Carr says what he thinks with clairty, passion, elegance, wit and commanding logic. Book is in fair condition with mild general wear and tear and heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout. Book shows moderate to heavy water damage, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. View more info

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Wilderness and Plenty: The Reith Lectures 1969

By: Darling, Sir Frank Fraser

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, England, Ballantine Books: 1971

Edition: First UK Printing

Seller ID: HISNAT35

ISBN: 0345021592

Condition: Good


Paperback, first UK printing, 104g, 110pgs. The eloquent statement of the dependence of all living things on one another. Book is in good condition with heavy general age-related wear and tear and heavy page discolouration throughou. Front cover shows some light creasing, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Steinbeck: A Collection of Critical Essays

By: Davis, Robert. Murray (ed)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, USA, Prentice- Hall Inc.: 1972

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: ESS3

ISBN: 0138466599

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint edition, 225gms, 183 pages. The contributors Steinbeck analyse, among other themes, Steinbecks' use of allegory, his sense of the pastoral, and his ability to embody in his work a deeply felt personal mythos. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout, small stamp from previous owner on the inside front page, small tear to front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of actual book. Purchase more than 1 item and save money with combined postage. And if you can't find the title you're loo... View more info

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Idolising Children

By: Donahoo, Daniel

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, University of New South Wales Press Ltd: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SELPAR144

ISBN: 0868409324

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first edition, 374gms, 264 pages. This book reflects on the place of children in our society by looking at everything from fertility rates, childcare, the role of the media and the day to day joys and challenges of being a parent. The author argues that idolising is a form of worship that is adversely affecting our children's development and creates citizens who no longer understand their roles and responsiblities. The book examines how we arrived here and looks at what needs to change so that communities as a whole are responsible for raising children. Book is in very good conditio... View more info

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Essays: English and American (The Harvard Classics)

By: Eliot, Charles W. (ed)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Danbury, Connecticut, USA, Grolier Enterprises Corp: 1980

Edition: Harvard Classic Edition

Seller ID: REF128

Condition: Good


Hardcover gilt stamped dark brown leatherette with decorative motif, Harvard Classic Edition, 848gms, 470 pages, gilt entitled, all page edges in gilt, marker ribbon and decorative endpapers. Featuring the essays of William Makepeace Thackeray, John Henry Newman, Matthew Arnold, John Ruskin, Walter Bagehot, Thomas Henry Huxley, Edward Augustus Freeman, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Ellery Channing, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry David, Thoreau, and James Russell Lowell. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition w... View more info

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English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay (The Harvard Classics)

By: Eliot, Charles W. (ed)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Danbury, Connecticut, USA, Grolier Enterprises Corp: 1980

Edition: Harvard Classic Edition

Seller ID: REF137

Condition: Good


Hardcover gilt stamped dark brown leatherette with decorative motif, Harvard Classic Edition, 754gms, 401 pages, gilt entitled, all page edges in gilt, marker ribbon and decorative endpapers. Features essays from Ben Jonson, Jonathan Swift, Sir Philip Sidney, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Johnson, Coleridge, Charles Lamb, Thomas Babington Macaulay and many more. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Gilt stamping shows mild rubbing to the front board and moderate to heavy rubbing on t... View more info

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Essays, Civil and Moral: The New Atlantis By Francis Bacon; Areopagitica and Tractate on Education By John Milton; and Religio Medici By Sir Thomas Browne (The Harvard Classics)

By: Eliot, Charles W. (ed)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Danbury, Connecticut, USA, Grolier Enterprises Corp: 1980

Edition: Harvard Classic Edition

Seller ID: REF143

Condition: Good


Hardcover gilt stamped dark brown leatherette with decorative motif, Harvard Classic Edition, 660gms, 332 pages, gilt entitled, all page edges in gilt, marker ribbon and decorative endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Gilt stamping shows moderate to heavy rubbing on the front and back boards, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Essays and English Traits (The Harvard Classics)

By: Emerson, Ralph Waldo; and Eliot, Charles W. (ed)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Danbury, Connecticut, USA, Grolier Enterprises Corp: 1980

Edition: Harvard Classic Edition

Seller ID: REF129

Condition: Good


Hardcover gilt stamped dark brown leatherette with decorative motif, Harvard Classic Edition, 848gms, 470 pages, gilt entitled, all page edges in gilt, marker ribbon and decorative endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear. Gilt stamping shows moderate rubbing on the front and back, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think

By: Esposito, John L.; and Mogahed, Dalia

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Gallup Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISMID6

ISBN: 1595620176

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 454g, 204pgs. Grounded in Gallup World Poll data, not in rhetoric, this book brings data-driven evidence - the voices of a billion Muslims, not those of individual experts or extremists - to one of the most heated and consequential debates of our time. Book is in fine, near new condition. View more info

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Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

By: Hawking, Stephen

Price: $6.50

Publisher: London, England, Bantam Books: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: SCI82

ISBN: 0553406639

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 160gms, 172 pages. This is Stephen Hawking's first collection of essays and pieces on subjects that range from the warmly personal to the wholly scientific. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Unity and Diversity: A National Conversation (The Barton Lectures)

By: Irving, Helen (ed)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, ABC Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: ESS4

ISBN: 0733310311

Condition: Very Good


Softcover, first edition, 330gms, 256 pages. A thought provoking analysis of issues confronting Australia as it moves into the 21st century, the Barton Lectures make a significant contribution to the national conversation. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and very light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Crystal Bucket, The: Television Criticism From the Observer 1976-79

By: James, Clive

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, England, Jonathan Cape: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM20

ISBN: 0224018906

Condition: Good


Hardcover with black boards and dust jacket, first edition, 424gms, 238 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. There is a small pen mark on the inside front page from a previous owner. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Epic and Romance: Essays on Medieval Literature

By: Ker, W. P.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, USA, Dover Publications:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: LITHIS10

ISBN: 0486203557

Condition: Good


Softcover, reprint, 484g, 398pgs. The essays gathered together in this volume constitute one of the major classic in the study of literature of the Middle Ages. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Book has been covered in clear plastic and stuck to inside card for protection, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Stuff White People Like: The Definitive Guide to the Unique Taste of Millions

By: Lander, Christian

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Prahran, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 2008

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM36

ISBN: 1740667026

Condition: Good


Softcover, first Australian edition, 338gms, 211 pages. Here's a book that investigates, explains, and offers advice for finding social success with the Caucasian persuasion. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Whiter Shades of Pale: The Stuff White People Like, Coast to Coast

By: Lander, Christian

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Prahran, Australia, Hardie Grant Books: 2010

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: SOCCOM41

ISBN: 1742701108

Condition: Good


Softcover, first thus, 350gms, 232 pages. Christian Lander is back with fascinating new information and advice on dealing with the Caucasian population. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info