Books as Gifts

We are very happy to send books or prints as gifts, gift wrapped and with a card. You can also choose the perfect thing for a presentation.

We offer gift tokens, the perfect solution if your bibliophile is very specific or has so many books you cannot begin to make a selection

A few randomly selected but we will gift wrap and send any title in the shop or online.

ART

 

 

24531
24531 CRUMLIN, Rosemary & KNIGHT, Anthony :
ABORIGINAL ART AND SPIRITUALITY.
Collins Dove, Melbourne, 1991.

4to.pp.151, 70 coloured plates.A fine hardcover in a fine dust wrapper.

$50.00 AUD

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Aboriginal Art & Spirituality by Crumlin & Knight

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24519 PICASSO, Pablo :
CERAMIQUES DE PICASSO.
Albert Skira, Paris,[1948]

Small folio. 17 pp.last blank.+ 18 full page tipped in plates. All pages and plates are loose as published ,except title page & last page.

Card covers with illustrated dust wrapper with a glassine secondary cover.

A few chips to the glassine cover else very good.

$400.00 AUD

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Ceramiques by Pablo Picasso.

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24711 STEWART, Harold:
BY THE OLD WALLS OF KYOTO. A Year’s Cycle of Landscape Poems with Prose Commentaries.
Weatherhill, New York, 1981.

First Edition. 8vo.pp.xxvi+ 464.index,24 colour illustrations. Very good hardcover in very Good dust wrapper.
The poems are complemented by detailed prose commentaries.

$65.00 AUD

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By The Old Walls of Kyoto by Harold Stewart

 

 

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AUSTRALIAN

hunter sketchbook

 

 


24431 GROOM , Linda :
A STEADY HAND . Governor Hunter & His First Fleet Sketchbook .
National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2012. 4to.pp.vi + 229 .Index, profusely illustrated in colour. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
ISBN 9780642277077.       $35.00 AUD

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A STEADY HAND . Governor Hunter & His First Fleet Sketchbook . by Linda Groom

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BIOGRAPHY


24416 TEACHOUT , Terry ;
POPS. A Life of Louis Armstrong .
Houghton , Boston, 2009. 8vo.pp.xiii + 476, index,select bibliography,appendix.source notes,illustrations. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
ISBN 9780151010899 Pops paints a gripping portrait of the man,his world and his music.       $25.00 AUD

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Pops A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout


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24418 ADAMS , Jad :
GANDHI ,Naked Ambition.
Quercus , London , 2010. 8vo.

pp.xii +323,illustrations,notes,bibliography ,index. Very Good handcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
ISBN 9781849162104

A concise ,elegant and masterly account of one of the seminal figures of twentieth century history.       $35.00 AUD

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Gandhi Naked Ambition by Jad Adams.

 

 

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24356 OSBORNE , Richard :
HERBERT VON KARAJAN . A Life in Music.
Chatto & Windus , London , 1998 8v0,pp.xi + 851. index illustrations .Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
ISBN 1856197638 Ä monumental work of scholarship       $60.00 AUD

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Herbert Von Karajan.A Life in Music by Richard Osborne.

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CHILDRENS

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23920 CAWTHORNE , W.A. ;
WHO KILLED COCKATOO?
Illustrated by Rodney McRae .
Margaret Hamilton , Sydney, 1988 . 4to.pp.32 . Profusely illustrated. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine dust wrapper, in a black slipcase with a vignette on its upper board.
ISBN 0947241000

Limited to 200 numbered copies signed by illustrator and publisher.

$150.00 AUD

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Who Killed Cockatoo ? by W.A. Cawthorne .

 

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magerl

MAGERL ,Caroline :

HASEL AND ROSE.

Penguin Viking, Australia ,2014.

Landscape oblong.deliciously illustrated Childs picture book.in pictorial hardcover.

Rose feels alone in the new town. Everything is different and strange. She wishes . . . but she’s not sure what she’s wishing for. She searches, but she’s not sure what for.Then from somewhere far away, someone else begins a journey. And maybe, just maybe, Hasel and Rose can find the courage to begin again. Together.A magical story of hope and new beginnings for anyone who’s ever loved and lost. Hasel and Rose celebrates the power of imagination and resilience, even when things seem too hard.

Signed and with a small drawing from the author on verso title    NEW            $24.99.

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HASEL AND ROSE Written & Illustrated by Caroline Magerl .

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COOKERY

 

 

 

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24433
24433 HESSE ,Vincent :
BIRDS OF THE SUNSHINE COAST .
Written & Illustrated by the Author.
Privately printed.Buderim , 1981. 8vo.pp.71. , 32p colour plates.

Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust wrapper.
ISBN 0959373004

$45.00 AUD

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Birds Of The Sunshine Coast by Vincent Hesse

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16525

16525 INNES, William:
GOLDFISH VARIETIES AND WATER GARDENS.
Innes Publishing Company, Philadelphia, 1947, First Edition pp.382. Illustrated throughout in b/w and colour. Original dark blue cloth with gilt goldfish on upper board, paper title label, a few spots on cloth. No dust jacket. Internally Very Good $60.00 AUD

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Goldfish Varieties and Water Gardens.by William Innes.

 

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HUMOUR

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21247 KORTUM , Sarah :
THE HATLESS MAN. An Anthology of Odd and Forgotten Manners
Drawings by Ronald Searle
Viking, New York,1995 Royal 8vo.pp.192. Illustrated. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket.
“Only a man whose hair stays put should attempt to go hatless in town” OR,”Certain daring necklines have a paralysing effect on the conversation and even on the appetite of the other dinner party guests,who hope to see a little more than is already revealed and would love to change places with the waiter who has a particularly stimulating view”Etiquette at its funniest with Searles delicious illustrations.       $25.00 AUD

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THE HATLESS MAN. An Anthology of Odd and Forgotten Manners by Sarah Kortum

 

 

 

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LITERATURE

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24439 BENSON , E.F. ;
THE MAPP AND LUCIA NOVELS. Six Book Boxed Set . Mapp & Lucia , Queen Lucia , Miss Mapp , Lucia in London , Lucia’s Progress & Trouble For Lucia .
Illustrator Natacha Ledwidge.
Folio Society , London ,2009

Bound in multicoloured cloth with blue papered slipcase. This set is still in its original shrink wrap.
Mapp and Lucia novels, written between 1920 and 1939, they are delicious send-ups of the snobbish cultural lives of upper-middle-class people in interwar Britain. Amid endless musical evenings and ridiculous mannered luncheons we watch social rivals Miss Mapp and Lucia vie with each other to become Queen of Tilling-on-Sea. The books are as fabulously plotted and as funny as PG Wodehouse’s Jeeves and Wooster books or his Blandings novels.

$160.00 AUD

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The Mapp & Lucia Novels.Six volumes by E.F.Benson

 

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22369

22369 DICKENS, Charles.:
DEALINGS WITH THE FIRM OF DOMBEY AND SON.
Bradbury & Evans, London, 1848.

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. .Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne.new endpapers. pp.i.errata,frontispiece, vignette title page with the original hook illustration.,blank, title page,blank.preface,blank,contents,list of plates,xvi + 624.Has the 2 line errata, half title,and the “dark plate” on p.547.Last line p.324. Capatin and lines 5 & 6 from bottom on p 284 have delight not joy. All this points to the true First edition First issue.Half dark green calf ,expertly underbacked.raised bands lattice tooling in compartments.marbelled boards.previous owners stamp on bottom foredge.some foxing to plates.
A Very Good copy of this classic and desirable Dickens novel

$800.00 AUD

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Dombey & Son by Charles Dickens First Edition

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MILITARY HISTORY

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17022 LAVIN, James D.
A HISTORY OF SPANISH FIREARMS
Herbert Jenkins, London,1965.

First Edition.8vo.pp.304. Illustrated in b/w.Original red buckram.

Very Good in Very Good dust jacket.       $90.00 AUD

 

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A History of Spanish Firearms by James D.Lavin .

 

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24616 GLYDE, Keith:
DISTINGUISHING COLOUR PATCHES OF THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES 1915- 1951. A Reference Guide.
Glyde, Claremont, 1999.

Large quarto,pp.xiii,[i],254 ,68p. colour illustrations,+ 1. Original laminated pictorial hardcover Original owners signature on endpaper else a near Fine copy in Near Fine dust wrapper.
ISBN.06460366408. A comprehensive unit cross reference index includes those units which did not wear a colour patch or wore that alloted to another unit. Considered to be The reference on the subject.

$400.00 AUD

Distinguishing Colour Patches of The Australian Military Forces 1915-1951. A Reference Guide by Keith Glyde

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