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  • 1000 RECORD COVERS - 2ND HAND
    1000 RECORD COVERS - 2ND HAND
    OCHS MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9783822840856
    Title: 1000 RECORD COVERS - 2ND HAND
    Author: OCHS MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, spine creased.


    Synopsis:

    A fascinating survey of cover art (TASCHEN's 25th anniversary special edition) Record covers are a sign of our life and times. Like the music on the discs, they address such issues as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion. For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for?Andy Warhol's covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground. This special edition of Record Covers presents a selection of the best 60s to 90s rock album covers from music archivist, disc jockey, journalist, and ex-record publicity executive Michael Ochs's enormous private collection. Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art, this is a sweeping look at an under-appreciated art form.

    Imprint: TASCHEN - NEW HOLLAND
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE - 2ND HAND
    1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE - 2ND HAND
    BOXALL (ED)
    ISBN: 9780733316548
    Title: 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE - 2ND HAND
    Author: BOXALL (ED)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: SECOND HAND

    A very good copy in likes dust jacket.

    n the style of the phenomenally successful '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', this is a bold, bright and incisive guide to the books and writers that have had real impact - whether in the form of critical acclaim or as cult classics. This wide-ranging selection by a superb international team of writers and critics contains classics as well as those books that are hot in contemporary fiction. This must-have book is the perfect reference for everyone who loves to read.

    Imprint: ABC PUBLICATIONS
    RRP: $25.00

    Price: $25.00
  • 49 SHORT STORIES - 2ND HAND
    49 SHORT STORIES - 2ND HAND
    HEMINGWAY ERNEST
    ISBN: 49SHORT
    Title: 49 SHORT STORIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: HEMINGWAY ERNEST
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, gift inscription to FFE, in a very good, chipped, torn and mscuffed dust jacket. 3rd Impression 1948



    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Publishers
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • AFTER FIRE : A Biography of Clifton Pugh - 2ND HAND
    AFTER FIRE : A Biography of Clifton Pugh - 2ND HAND
    MORRISON SALLY
    ISBN: 9781740666114
    Title: AFTER FIRE : A Biography of Clifton Pugh - 2ND HAND
    Author: MORRISON SALLY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, previous owners name(in pencil) to coloured FFE in a very good, bright and clean dust jacket.1st Edition

    Born in Richmond, Victoria, in 1924, Clifton Pugh rose to prominence as a portrait and landscape painter, winning the Archibald Prize three times and an Order of Australia medal in 1985.

    After attending the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, and serving as a soldier in the Australian Imperial Forces in New Guinea and Japan during the 1940s, he moved to Cottles Bridge and established his bush property home called Dunmoochin. Here, his art was inspired by the natural beauty of the Australian landscape, and he in turn helped to establish local conservation and environmental groups in the area.

    Written in a sweeping, almost literary style, this detailed biography of Clifton Pugh is a landmark volume that offers an alternative perspective to the biography of Clifton's former wife Judith Pugh's Unstill Life.

    Sally Morrison draws on archival research and interviews with Pugh's family and friends to create a picture of a man damaged as much by love as by war in his personal life, and at the same time a bold and innovative artist and environmentalist.



    Imprint: Hardie Grant Books
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • AFTER THE VICTORIANS : 1901-1953 - 2ND HAND
    AFTER THE VICTORIANS : 1901-1953 - 2ND HAND
    WILSON A N
    ISBN: 9780091794842
    Title: AFTER THE VICTORIANS : 1901-1953 - 2ND HAND
    Author: WILSON A N
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dustjacket. First edition.

    When this book begins, in the reign of Edward VII, Great Britain commands the mightiest empire the world has ever seen. By the time it ends, with the coronation of Elizabeth II. Britain has emerged victorious from a world war , but ruined as a world power. How did Britain's power and influence decline? This is one of the questions A.N.Wilson seeks to answer in his masterly follow -up to the Victorians.



    Imprint: Hutchinson
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • AGE OF IRON - 2ND HAND
    AGE OF IRON - 2ND HAND
    COETZEE J M
    ISBN: 9780436200120
    Title: AGE OF IRON - 2ND HAND
    Author: COETZEE J M
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, pages tanned, in a very good dust jacket.
    1st Edition.

    Imprint: SECKER & WARBURG
    RRP: $100.00

    Price: $100.00
  • ALBATROSS MUFF - 2ND HAND
    ALBATROSS MUFF - 2ND HAND
    HANRAHAN BARBARA
    ISBN: 9780701121976
    Title: ALBATROSS MUFF - 2ND HAND
    Author: HANRAHAN BARBARA
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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



    Imprint: Chatto & Windus Publishers
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • AN EQUAL MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    AN EQUAL MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    SETH VIKRAM
    ISBN: 9780767902915
    Title: AN EQUAL MUSIC - 2ND HAND
    Author: SETH VIKRAM
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    When an English quartet, the Maggiore, undertakes a challenging work of Beethoven's, violinist Michael Holme is overwhelmed by memories of mastering the piece as a student in Vienna. That's where he also met Julia McNicholl, a pianist whose beauty was as mesmerizing as her musical genius, and whom Michael loved with an intensity he never found again. Years later, Michael is living a life devoted to music, until one day he is riding a London bus, and there, on another bus, separated only by glass, sits Julia McNicholl.Though the mutual passion flares anew, the love they shared in their younger days is now complicated by the secrets and silences that have been generated by the passing of years. Unable to resist the power of their shared history, however, Julia agrees to tour Vienna and Venice with Michael and the Maggiore Quartet. Against the magical backdrop of concert halls and canals, Michael and Julia must confront the truth about their love for one another, their love for the music that brought them together, and the true consequences for their tangled hearts.

    Imprint: BROADWAY BOOKS
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • ANTIPODES : STORIES - 2ND HAND
    ANTIPODES : STORIES - 2ND HAND
    MALOUF DAVID
    ISBN: 9780701128517
    Title: ANTIPODES : STORIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: MALOUF DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, slightly foxed, in a very good, bright & clean, lightly scuffed dust jacket. First edition. Signed.

    ANTIPODES - stories which pinpoint the contrast between the old world and the new, between youth and age, love and hatred and even life and death itself. . . David Malouf is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed and popular poets and novelists. Now, with his first stunning collection of stories, which has won both the Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the Vance Palmer Award for Fiction, he establishes himself as one of the most accomplished and provocative short-story writers of our time.


    Imprint: Chatto & Windus Publishers
    RRP: $75.00

    Price: $75.00
  • ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS - 2ND HAND
    ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS - 2ND HAND
    BAMBOROUGH PHILIP
    ISBN: 9780600566199
    Title: ANTIQUE ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS - 2ND HAND
    Author: BAMBOROUGH PHILIP
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.


    Imprint: SPRING PUBLISHING
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • ARDENNES 1944 : Hitler's Last Gamble - 2ND HAND
    ARDENNES 1944 : Hitler's Last Gamble - 2ND HAND
    BEEVOR ANTONY
    ISBN: 9780670918645
    Title: ARDENNES 1944 : Hitler's Last Gamble - 2ND HAND
    Author: BEEVOR ANTONY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in a very good dust jacket, small closed tear to rear panel.
    1st Edition.

    On 16 December 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes on the Belgian/German border. Although Hitler's generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. The Ardennes offensive, with more than a million men involved, became the greatest battle of the war in western Europe.

    In January 1945, when the Red Army launched its onslaught towards Berlin, the once-feared German war machine was revealed to be broken beyond repair. The Ardennes was the battle which finally broke the Wehrmacht.

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • ART AND LIES - 2ND HAND
    ART AND LIES - 2ND HAND
    WINTERSON JEANETTE
    ISBN: 9780224031455
    Title: ART AND LIES - 2ND HAND
    Author: WINTERSON JEANETTE
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, security sticker attached to rear paste-down, in a very good dust jacket. First edition.

    'There is no such thing as autobiography, there is only art and lies'. Set in a London of the near future, its three principal characters, Handel, Picasso and Sappho, separately flee the city and find themselves on the same train, drawn to one another through the curious agency of a book. Stories within stories take us through the unlikely love

    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Publishers
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • ART OF AMERICAN BOOK COVERS 1875-1930 - 2ND HAND
    ART OF AMERICAN BOOK COVERS 1875-1930 - 2ND HAND
    MINSKY RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780807616024
    Title: ART OF AMERICAN BOOK COVERS 1875-1930 - 2ND HAND
    Author: MINSKY RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in original red cloth with decorative floral gilt title design to upper board, issued without dust jacket, Profusely illustrated with lushly produced color . Reprint


    At the turn of the twentieth century book design was more than a craft. It was a labour of love at the forefront of art. Readers accustomed to today's more utilitarian book covers will find breathtaking images here - gold leaf patterns intricate enough to replicate the shimmer of feathers, forests rendered in rich colour and silver, and elegant allusions to Asian art. The diversity and ingenuity of these books will capture the imagination of book lovers and collectors - and anyone who enjoys engaging design. Selecting beautifully crafted and influential pieces, author Richard Minsky, the internationally exhibited artist, collector, and founder of the Center for Book Arts, uncovers the world behind a lost art. Richard discusses the role of women, technology, the use of silhouettes, pattern, poster style and more. He also reveals key artists, their signature designs and flourishes, the designs they inspired and the designs that inspired them. "The Art of American Book Covers: 1875-1930" is a beautifully embossed hardback, filled with gorgeous colour reproductions.

    Imprint: GORGE BRAZILLER
    RRP: $50.00

    Price: $50.00
  • ART OF SCIENCE : A Natural History of Ideas - 2ND HAND
    ART OF SCIENCE : A Natural History of Ideas - 2ND HAND
    HAMBLYN RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780330490757
    Title: ART OF SCIENCE : A Natural History of Ideas - 2ND HAND
    Author: HAMBLYN RICHARD
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy in like dust jacket.

    Science. Does the word fill you with excitement, or dread, or something in between?

    Science - and the art of science writing - can, and should, be something to get excited about. The extracts featured in this anthology span centuries and continents, but are connected by their authors' desire to understand, explain and enrich the world.

    The Art of Science is not a book about great scientific theories, complicated equations or grand old men and women in their laboratories; instead, it's about the places we draw our inspiration from; about daily routines and sudden flashes of insight; about dedication, and - sometimes - desperation; and the small moments, questions, quests, clashes, doubts and delights that ultimately make us human.

    From Galileo to Lewis Carroll, from Humphry Davy to Charles Darwin, from Marie Curie to Stephen Jay Gould, from rust to snowflakes, from the first use of the word `scientist' to the first computer, from why the sea is salty to Newtonian physics `for the ladies', The Art of Science is a book about people, which is to say it's a book about passion, politics, and poetry. Above all, though, it's a book about the good that science, and scientific thinking, can - and does - do.


    Imprint: Picador
    RRP: $30.00

    Price: $30.00
  • ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE :  A life in Letters - 2ND HAND
    ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE : A life in Letters - 2ND HAND
    LELLENBERG/STACHOWER/FOLEY (EDS)
    ISBN: 9780007247592
    Title: ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE : A life in Letters - 2ND HAND
    Author: LELLENBERG/STACHOWER/FOLEY (EDS)
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    These remarkably candid and previously unpublished letters between Arthur Conan Doyle and his mother, dating from 1867 until her death in 1921, paint a fascinating portrait of one of Britain's most beloved authors and a complex man who both embodied and defied the conventions of his time. More than seventy-five-years after his death, Arthur Conan Doyle remains one of Britain's best-loved authors. Famed as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle was a fascinating man in his own right -- physician, sportsman, crusader for social justice, war correspondent and military historian. From his early whale-hunting days to his later celebrity, Conan Doyle's life was as gripping as any of his own adventure tales. Throughout, his mother Mary Foley was Conan Doyle's principal confidante, the recipient of a stream of startlingly frank letters from her devoted son. Over a thousand letters between them survive from the time Arthur was sent away to boarding school in 1867, aged eight, until her death in 1920.
    They reveal a man whose early career was marked by a distinct lack of success as Conan Doyle struggled to establish a medical practice of his own, filling long, patient-less days by scribbling short stories that would result in the creation of Holmes. To Conan Doyle's chagrin, the detective would remain his most famous creation, vastly overshadowing the historical novels, plays and other writings on which he pinned his literary aspirations. In later years, Conan Doyle evolved into an impassioned public figure and highly opinionated commentator on the important issues of the day. A deeply moral man of uncompromising political convictions, he nevertheless spent much of his married life passionately in love with another woman. His Catholic mother, with whom he discussed the affair, approved and encouraged the relationship. And yet despite their close bond neither she nor public ridicule could convince him to abandon the eccentric spiritualist beliefs he embraced in later life. This stunningly candid volume of never-before-published letters sheds fascinating light on a man who has remained largely hidden behind his most famous character.
    Gracefully written and consistently revealing, these letters illuminate his life, character and career as never before.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $28.00

    Price: $28.00
  • ASK THE DUST - 2ND HAND
    ASK THE DUST - 2ND HAND
    FANTE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780876854433
    Title: ASK THE DUST - 2ND HAND
    Author: FANTE JOHN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy, some discolouration, previous owners name to half title. Matte illustrated wraps, as issued. Reprint

    John Fante was born in Colorado in 1909 and began writing in 1929. He published numerous short stories, novels and screenplays in the following decades. ASK THE DUST, a coming-of-age novel set in Los Angeles, was first published in 1939. Says Charles Bukowski, in the preface to ASK THE DUST, of his first encounter with Fante's work, "Then one day I pulled a book down and opened it, and there it was. I stood for a moment, reading. Then like a man who had found gold in the city dump, I carried the book to a table. The lines rolled easily across the page, there was a flow. Each line had its own energy and was followed by another like it. The very substance of each line gave the page a form, a feeling of something carved into it. And here, at last, was a man who was not afraid of emotion. The humour and the pain were intermixed with a superb simplicity ... that book was a wild and enormous miracle to me." John Fante died in 1983.

    Imprint: BLACK SPARROW
    RRP: $45.00

    Price: $45.00
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