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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
  • 1080 RECIPES - 2ND HAND
    1080 RECIPES - 2ND HAND
    ORTEGA SIMONE AND INES
    ISBN: 9780714847832
    Title: 1080 RECIPES - 2ND HAND
    Author: ORTEGA SIMONE AND INES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A very good copy.


    1080 Recipes is a comprehensive collection of traditional and authentic Spanish recipes, covering everything from tortilla to bacalao. This title has been a bestseller in Spain since it was first published, and with over 2 million copies sold it can be found in most kitchens across the country. The book's author, Simone Ortega is considered to be the doyenne of cooking in Spain and has written about food for numerous years, including for magazines and in books. Since its first publication, over 35 years ago, 1080 has undergone several updates to keep it relevant to modern living while still preserving the integrity of the original book. For the English and American editions, the recipes have been adapted to suit readers in these countries and their kitchens, and include alternatives for local ingredients where necessary, but the authenticity of the original recipes has been carefully maintained. Divided into 14 chapters, and including menu plans from celebrated Spanish chefs, cooking tips and a glossary of terms and ingredients, 1080 is presented in an approachable and user-friendly format. In addition, the no-fuss, encouraging style of the recipes makes this a book for everyone who has ever wanted to cook authentic Spanish food. 1080 offers readers the opportunity to take their first steps in Spanish cooking, or expand their repertoire of recipes, with one of Spain's best loved cooks.

    Imprint: PHAIDON
    RRP: $40.00

    Price: $40.00
  • A SPORT AND A PAST TIME - 2ND HAND
    A SPORT AND A PAST TIME - 2ND HAND
    SALTER JAMES
    ISBN: 9780224028660
    Title: A SPORT AND A PAST TIME - 2ND HAND
    Author: SALTER JAMES
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Publishers
    RRP: $125.00

    Price: $125.00
  • 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: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • 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
  • APOLLOS ANGELS : A History of Ballet - 2ND HAND
    APOLLOS ANGELS : A History of Ballet - 2ND HAND
    HOMANS JENNIFER
    ISBN: 9781862079502
    Title: APOLLOS ANGELS : A History of Ballet - 2ND HAND
    Author: HOMANS JENNIFER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    Apollo's Angels is a major new history of classical ballet. It begins in the courts of Europe, where ballet was an aspect of aristocratic etiquette and a political event as much as it was an art. The story takes the reader from the sixteenth century through to our own time, from Italy and France to Britain, Denmark, Russia and contemporary America. The reader learns how ballet reflected political and cultural upheavals, how dance and dancers were influenced by the Renaissance and French Classicism, by Revolution and Romanticism, by Expressionism and Bolshevism, Modernism and the Cold War. Homans goes into the lives of dancers and traces the formal evolution of technique, choreography and performance. Her book ends by looking at the contemporary crisis in ballet now that 'the masters are dead and gone' and offers a passionate plea for the centrality of classical dance in our civilization.

    Imprint: GRANTA
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • ARCHANGEL - 2ND HAND
    ARCHANGEL - 2ND HAND
    HARRIS ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780679428886
    Title: ARCHANGEL - 2ND HAND
    Author: HARRIS ROBERT
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A near fine copy in like dust jacket. Reprint

    Archangel tells the story of four days in the life of Fluke Kelso, a dissipated, middle-aged former Oxford historian, who is in Moscow to attend a conference on the newly opened Soviet archives.
    One night, Kelso is visited in his hotel room by an old NKVD officer, a former bodyguard of the secret police chief Lavrentry Beria. The old man claims to have been at Stalin's dacha on the night Stalin had his fatal stroke, and to have helped Beria steal the dictator's private papers, among them a notebook.
    Kelso decides to use his last morning in Moscow to check out the old man's story. But what starts as an idle inquiry in the Lenin Library soon turns into a murderous chase across nighttime Moscow and up to northern Russia - to the vast forests near the White Sea port of Archangel, where the final secret of Josef Stalin has been hidden for almost half a century.

    Imprint: Random House United States
    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
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