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  • BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - 2ND HAND
    BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - 2ND HAND
    PROULX ANNIE
    ISBN: 9781857029406
    Title: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN - 2ND HAND
    Author: PROULX ANNIE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, sunned spine. First edition.

    The first separate book appearance of this story by the author of THE SHIPPING NEWS and POSTCARDS. Basis for the award-winning film. Fine in pictorial wraps (with "French-flaps") as issued.


    Imprint: FOURTH ESTATE
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • BROKEN SONG : T G H Strehlow and Aboriginal Possession - 2NDHAND
    BROKEN SONG : T G H Strehlow and Aboriginal Possession - 2NDHAND
    HILL BARRY
    ISBN: 9781740510653
    Title: BROKEN SONG : T G H Strehlow and Aboriginal Possession - 2NDHAND
    Author: HILL BARRY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, pages tanned, gift inscription to verso of FFE , in a very good, scuffed, dust jacket. 1st Edition.

    An important, timely and compelling biography of a man possessed by two cultures, whose life in translation led to the creation of one of the great books of the world - and the accusation that he finally betrayed what was scared. A group of men their heads and bodies shaking rhythmically, chanting with the enthusiasm that made them forget age and weakness and becoming young again in spirit, glowing fires, a windbreak of boughs, a moon dripping through fleeing clouds, the rising and falling of the chant melody, like the breathing that gives us life, what an unforgettable scene! Thus wrote T.G.HL Strehlow in 1935, as he started out on his life work translating for his great book, SONGS OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA, which OVERLAND called the great source book of the poetic lore of the region...a huge, marvellous, astonishing gift of a book - a gem, a jewel in the lotus. Prize winning poet and historian Barry Hill, with exclusive access to Strehlow's diaries, has written a major work about the troubled man who grew up on the Hermannsburg mission, became the first Patrol Officer of Central Australia called himself the last of the Aranda, and compulsively collected secret sacred objects and images, BROKEN SONG straddles a century of Australian history, from the race wars on the frontier to the modern era of Aboriganl land rights, tracking Strehlow's creative and tragic life in translation.


    Imprint: KNOPF
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • BRUNDIBAR - 2ND HAND
    BRUNDIBAR - 2ND HAND
    KUSHNER TONY
    ISBN: 9780786809042
    Title: BRUNDIBAR - 2ND HAND
    Author: KUSHNER TONY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. 1st edition

    Based on a Czech opera for children that was performed 55 times by the children of the Terezin Nazi concentration camp, this tale of two children bullied by a bellowing hurdy-gurdy grinder is now told in this storybook. Illustrations.

    Imprint: HYPERION PRESS
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • BUMBLE ARDY - 2ND HAND
    BUMBLE ARDY - 2ND HAND
    SENDAK MAURICE
    ISBN: 9780062051981
    Title: BUMBLE ARDY - 2ND HAND
    Author: SENDAK MAURICE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. 1st edition

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • BURNING TO READ : English Fundamentalism and its Reformation Opponents - 2ND HAND
    BURNING TO READ : English Fundamentalism and its Reformation Opponents - 2ND HAND
    SIMPSON JAMES
    ISBN: 9780674026711
    Title: BURNING TO READ : English Fundamentalism and its Reformation Opponents - 2ND HAND
    Author: SIMPSON JAMES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. 1st Edition.

    Amid present-day conflagrations, this illuminating book reminds us of the sources, and profound consequences, of Christian fundamentalism in the sixteenth century. Simpson focuses on the cultural transformation in early modern England that allowed common people to read the Bible for the first time. The last wave of fundamentalist reading in the West provoked 150 years of violent upheaval; as we approach a second wave, this powerful book alerts us to our peril.

    Imprint: BELKNAP PRESS
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • BURTON : A Biography of Sir Richard Burton - 2ND HAND
    BURTON : A Biography of Sir Richard Burton - 2ND HAND
    FARWELL BYRON
    ISBN: 9780670813339
    Title: BURTON : A Biography of Sir Richard Burton - 2ND HAND
    Author: FARWELL BYRON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. First thus.

    The scope of this biography of Richard Burton does full justice to his life. "no man can be all things at once, no matter how hard he tried, but no man tried harder than Richard Francis Burton". He made significant contributions in the fields of literature and geography. He was also a poet, traveller, soldier, diplomat, inventor, explorer, archaeologist, student of religion and more besides. Above all, however, Burton was an adventurer.


    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • C S LEWIS : A LIFE - 2ND HAND
    C S LEWIS : A LIFE - 2ND HAND
    MCGRATH ALISTER
    ISBN: 9781444745528
    Title: C S LEWIS : A LIFE - 2ND HAND
    Author: MCGRATH ALISTER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    For more than half a century, C. S. Lewis's Narnia series has captured the imagination of millions. In C. S. LEWIS: A LIFE, Dr Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely legacy of this Oxford don, who spent his days teaching medieval English Literature and his nights writing a bestselling fantasy series for children. To write this biography McGrath studied all of Lewis's correspondence and archival materials in chronological order, so as to illuminate afresh this much-loved author's life. Alister challenges some of the previously held beliefs about the timing of Lewis's shift from atheism to theism and Christianity. This definitive biography paints a portrait of a deeply original thinker who became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times. Accessible and engaging, this is a fascinating portrayal of a creative genius who continues to inspire millions of readers around the world.

    Imprint: HODDER & STOUGHTON
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • CARAVAGGIO : A LIFE SACRED AND PROFANE - 2ND HAND
    CARAVAGGIO : A LIFE SACRED AND PROFANE - 2ND HAND
    GRAHAM-DIXON ANDREW
    ISBN: 9780713996746
    Title: CARAVAGGIO : A LIFE SACRED AND PROFANE - 2ND HAND
    Author: GRAHAM-DIXON ANDREW
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. 1st Edition

    Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio lived the darkest and dangerous life of any of the great painters. In the course of this life, Caravaggio created the most dramatic paintings of his age, using ordinary men and women to model for his depictions of classic religious scenes. This book shows how he created their drama, immediacy and humanity.

    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • CHASING THE SUN : Dictionary Makers and the Dictionaries They Made - 2ND HAND
    CHASING THE SUN : Dictionary Makers and the Dictionaries They Made - 2ND HAND
    GREEN JONATHON
    ISBN: 9780224040105
    Title: CHASING THE SUN : Dictionary Makers and the Dictionaries They Made - 2ND HAND
    Author: GREEN JONATHON
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.1st Edition

    In this book Jonathon Green traces the history of the dictionary from the first lexicon created in 2340 B.C. to the pinnacle of the Oxford English Dictionary and today's computer-generated successors of that great masterwork.

    Imprint: JONATHAN CAPE
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • CHURCHILLS WAR : VOLUME 1 The Struggle For Power - 2ND HAND
    CHURCHILLS WAR : VOLUME 1 The Struggle For Power - 2ND HAND
    IRVING DAVID
    ISBN: 9780947117566
    Title: CHURCHILLS WAR : VOLUME 1 The Struggle For Power - 2ND HAND
    Author: IRVING DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. Reprint.

    David Irving presents a wealth of hitherto suppressed information that shows a shockingly unfamilar potrait of the great statesman, Churchill. Readers will discover a power-hungry leader who prolonged the war to advance his own career. This is a fascinating, exhaustive investigation of Churchill's intrigues and deceptions before and during WWII. This is a savage debunking of Churchill by the world's most popular revisionist historian and author.



    Imprint: VERITAS
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • CHURCHILLS WAR : VOLUME II Triumph in Adversity  - 2ND HAND
    CHURCHILLS WAR : VOLUME II Triumph in Adversity - 2ND HAND
    IRVING DAVID
    ISBN: 9791872197158
    Title: CHURCHILLS WAR : VOLUME II Triumph in Adversity - 2ND HAND
    Author: IRVING DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. 1st Edition.


    Imprint: FOCAL POINT
    RRP: $55.00

    Price: $55.00
  • CLAES OLDENBURG : The Sixties - 2ND HAND
    CLAES OLDENBURG : The Sixties - 2ND HAND
    OLDENBURG CLAES
    ISBN: 9783791352053
    Title: CLAES OLDENBURG : The Sixties - 2ND HAND
    Author: OLDENBURG CLAES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dustjacket. First edition.

    This comprehensive monograph explores the conceptual complexity and diversity of Claes Oldenburg's early work to reveal this influential artist's extraordinary inventiveness. Accompanying an exhibition of Oldenburg's seminal early work, this publication examines the breadth of his artistic career from the late 1950s to 1970. It features works including the landmark installations The Street and The Store and their accompanying performances; the highly influential spectacular sculptures of everyday objects as well as drawings and preparatory collages for public projects from the 1960s. The book traces the development of Oldenburg's practice as it follows his work up to the Mouse Museum. Also included in the publication is an extensive chronology, alongside notes as well as a variety of installation views that showcase the careful consideration given to modes of presentation. In addition to imagery of his Pop icons, this richly illustrated book contains an extensive selection of drawings, collages, and magazine and newspaper clippings as well as a wealth of previously unpublished notebook pages, preparatory studies, and photographs taken by the artist. This volume probes diverse aspects of his work to offer fresh perspectives on Oldenburg's artistic development and unprecedented insights into the conceptual process of his artistic explorations.

    The book is the official publication accompanying the following exhibitions:
    mumok (Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig), Vienna
    February 3-May 27, 2012

    Museum Ludwig, Cologne
    June 22-September 30, 2012

    Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
    October 30, 2012-February 17, 2013

    The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    April 9-August 5, 2013

    Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
    September 22, 2013-January 12, 2014

    Imprint: PRESTEL VERLAG
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • CLERKENWELL TALES - 2ND HAND
    CLERKENWELL TALES - 2ND HAND
    ACKROYD PETER
    ISBN: 9781856197069
    Title: CLERKENWELL TALES - 2ND HAND
    Author: ACKROYD PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket.First edition.

    'I am sister to the day and night. I am sister to the woods.'

    Sister Clarisse, a nun in the House of St Mary at Clerkenwell, experiences visions. She dreams of the English King. Are her prophecies the babblings of the crazed? Or can she 'see' a future in which Henry Bolingbroke overthrows Richard II?

    This clever and colourful novel begins with The Nun's Tale, and continues with The Friar's Tale, The Merchant's Tale and The Clerk's Tale-. Thus, story by story, Peter Ackroyd builds his portrait of medieval London. The people are disenchanted by the Church, with its wealth and corruption, its Pope in Rome and its Pope in Avignon. But heresy is dangerous- almost as dangerous as rebellion.

    This is a novel about spies and counter-spies, radicals and idealists, murderers and arsonists, sects and secret societies...


    Imprint: CHATTO & WINDUS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • CLOUD ATLAS - 2ND HAND
    CLOUD ATLAS - 2ND HAND
    MITCHELL DAVID
    ISBN: 9780340822777
    Title: CLOUD ATLAS - 2ND HAND
    Author: MITCHELL DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. 1st edition.

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified 'dinery server' on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation -- the narrators of Cloud Atlas hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great and small. In his captivating third novel, David Mitchell erases the boundaries of language, genre and time to offer a meditation on humanity's dangerous will to power, and where it may lead us.


    Imprint: SCEPTRE
    RRP: $150.00

    Price: $150.00
  • COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKIAMD HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE - 2ND HAND
    COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKIAMD HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE - 2ND HAND
    MURAKAMI HARUKI
    ISBN: 9781846558337
    Title: COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKIAMD HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE - 2ND HAND
    Author: MURAKAMI HARUKI
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy, previous owners name to FFE in a very good dust jacket. First edition.

    Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning 'red pine', and Oumi, 'blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, 'white root', and Kurono, 'black field'. Tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it.

    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • COLOSSUS : The Price Of America's Empire - 2ND HAND
    COLOSSUS : The Price Of America's Empire - 2ND HAND
    FERGUSON NIALL
    ISBN: 9781594200137
    Title: COLOSSUS : The Price Of America's Empire - 2ND HAND
    Author: FERGUSON NIALL
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. Reprint

    Niall Ferguson brings his renowned historical and economic depth of field to bear on a bold and sweeping reckoning with America's imperial status and its consequences.

    Is America an empire? Certainly not, according to our government. Despite the conquest of two sovereign states in as many years, despite the presence of more than 750 military installations in two thirds of the world's countries and despite his stated intention "to extend the benefits of freedom...to every corner of the world," George W. Bush maintains that "America has never been an empire." "We don't seek empires," insists Defense Secretary Rumsfeld. "We're not imperialistic."

    Nonsense, says Niall Ferguson. In Colossus he argues that in both military and economic terms America is nothing less than the most powerful empire the world has ever seen. Just like the British Empire a century ago, the United States aspires to globalize free markets, the rule of law, and representative government. In theory it's a good project, says Ferguson. Yet Americans shy away from the long-term commitments of manpower and money that are indispensable if rogue regimes and failed states really are to be changed for the better. Ours, he argues, is an empire with an attention deficit disorder, imposing ever more unrealistic timescales on its overseas interventions. Worse, it's an empire in denial-a hyperpower that simply refuses to admit the scale of its global responsibilities. And the negative consequences will be felt at home as well as abroad. In an alarmingly persuasive final chapter Ferguson warns that this chronic myopia also applies to our domestic responsibilities. When overstretch comes, he warns, it will come from within-and it will reveal that more than just the feet of the American colossus is made of clay.

    Imprint: PENG US
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
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