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steidl Fall/Winter 06 07
1 steidl Fall/Winter 06 07
Gottigen Steidl Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Folio 
199 pp. Light wear to blue cloth boards. Internally as new. Catalogue, well illustrated in colour and b/w. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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2 Steidl Spring/Summer 08
Gottingen, London, Paris Steidl Fine No Jacket (as issued) Quarto 
223 pp. As new. Catalogue of new publications, including colour and b/w photos and bibliographic details for all books. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Choosing Books for Children, Becker, May Lamberton
3 Becker, May Lamberton Choosing Books for Children
London Oxford University Press 1937 First Hard Cover Good Good 12 mo 
256 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. A few chips and stains, spine lightly sunned. Faint stains to worn cloth boards. Foxing to edges of text block. Upper edge tinted. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. A little foxing to first few pages and very occasionally in the text, otherwise internally unmarked; solidly bound. "It is time for parents (and uncles, aunts and godparents) to stop buying cheap and ephemeral books for children." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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On Learning to Read: The Child's Fascination with Meaning, Bettelheim, Bruno, and Karen Zelan
4 Bettelheim, Bruno, and Karen Zelan On Learning to Read: The Child's Fascination with Meaning
London Thames & Hudson 1982 First British Hard cover Very Good Good Octavo 
306 pp. General and edgewear, including a few chips and small tears, to unclipped dustjacket. Wear to upper edge of book boards. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Here is a refreshingly powerful vision of the true value of reading, applied to a critical evaluation of the way we teach children to read." 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age, Birkerts, Sven
5 Birkerts, Sven The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age
Boston and London Faber & Faber 1994 057119849X / 9780571198498 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
x, 231 pp. Very light general and edgewear to unclipped dj. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. "...a blistering indictment of what [Birkerts] sees as our willingness to strike a Faustian pact with a seductive devil." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain 19th Century Pamphlets. [Second Edition, with an epilogue], Carter, John, and Graham Pollard. Edited by Nicholas Barker and John Collins
6 Carter, John, and Graham Pollard. Edited by Nicholas Barker and John Collins An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain 19th Century Pamphlets. [Second Edition, with an epilogue]
London and Berkeley Scolar Press 1983 0859676374 / 9780859676373 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Octavo 
400 pp plus epilogue. This is the 1983 reprint of the 1934 first edition by Carter and Pollard. The 1983 publication included two volumes, the second volume being "A Sequel to an Enquiry..." This is the first volume only. (Just to further confuse matters, this volume comes with a dustjacket, but I'm listing as "no dust jacket" because the dust jacket is actually for the other volume, "A Sequel...") Probably best if you email us (or use the "ask bookseller" button below this listing if you're browsing abebooks) if you're at all interested in this book, and we can sort out whether this is the one you're looking for. Yes. "The book forgery of Thomas James Wise, disclosed in 1934 in John Carter and Graham Pollard's "An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets", is perhaps the most notorious literary scandal of this century." 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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The Color of Melancholy: The Uses of Books in the Fourteenth Century, Cerquiglini-Toulet, Jacqueline. Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
7 Cerquiglini-Toulet, Jacqueline. Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane The Color of Melancholy: The Uses of Books in the Fourteenth Century
Baltimore and London Johns Hopkins University Press 1997 0801853818 / 9780801853814 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
xxi, 186 pp. Light wrinkling to edges of unclipped dw; upper corners of flaps are creased. Light dusting to upper edge of text block. Tiny dents in lower edges of blue boards. Internally as new. Series: Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society. "...explores the subject of books and literate culture during the period in which vernacular literature began to displace Latin as the medium of intellectual discourse." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Collected Papers: Cultural, Textual and Biographical Essays on Medieval Topics, Denholm-Young, N.
8 Denholm-Young, N. Collected Papers: Cultural, Textual and Biographical Essays on Medieval Topics
Cardiff University of Wales Press 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
vi, 317 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dj. A few small splotches to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. Essays include "Richard de Bury and the Liber Epistolaris", "The Merchant of Cahors", "Walter of Henley", "The Mappa Mundi of Richard de Haldingham at Hereford", "The Song of Cerlaverock and the Parliamentary Roll of Arms", and many others. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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9 Ellis, Judith A., editor Selected Essays in Electronic Recordkeeping in Australia
O'Connor, ACT, Australia Australian Society of Archivists 2000 0947219153 / 9780947219154 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
v, 187 pp. A few tiny chips to corners of covers; one page has been dog-eared. All else as new. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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A Novelist on Novels, George, W.L
10 George, W.L A Novelist on Novels
London Collins 1918 Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
245 pp. General and edgewear to blue cloth boards. Edges of text block browned, with one or two small splotches. Prev. owner's details pencilled to ffep. Small shop sticker ("Maruzen Old Books Dep't") to rear pastedown. Internally unmarked, solidly bound. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Children and Literature: Views and Reviews, Haviland, Virginia
11 Haviland, Virginia Children and Literature: Views and Reviews
Glenview, Illinois Scott, Foresman 1973 0673076768 / 9780673076762 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
461 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Spine lightly sunned. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Previous owner's name inked to first page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Works on Paper: The Craft of Biography and Autobiography, Holroyd, Michael
12 Holroyd, Michael Works on Paper: The Craft of Biography and Autobiography
London Little Brown 2002 0316856789 / 9780316856782 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
xiv, 319 pp. Very light edgewear and scuffing to unclipped dj. Yellowing to edges of text block, faint yellowing to outer page margins. "(The author) is a skilful, perceptive, humorous and outstandingly successful writer who over the last thirty years can claim to have reinvigorated literary biography with his lives of Lytton Strachey, Augustus John and George Bernard Shaw. He knows all about the pitfalls, technical and moral, facing biographers." 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Three Centuries of Children's Books in Europe, Hurlimann, Bettina. Translated and edited by Brian W. Alderson
13 Hurlimann, Bettina. Translated and edited by Brian W. Alderson Three Centuries of Children's Books in Europe
London Oxford University Press 1967 First English Language Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
297 pp. Light general and edgewear, including a little chipping, to price-clipped dustjacket. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Colour and b/w plates. Bibliography, index. "A personal survey written in a lively rather than academic style, but one which represents an important contribution to the bibliography of children's books. The aspects of children's literature covered include nursery rhymes, fairy tales, nonsense, fantasy and reality, cowboys and Indians, photography, politics and picture-books." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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How to Write Books for Children and Get Published, Jordan, Louise
14 Jordan, Louise How to Write Books for Children and Get Published
London Piatkus Books 1998 0749917024 / 9780749917029 First Hard cover Near Fine Fine Small Octavo 
186 pp. Previous owner's gift note to front free endpaper. All else as new. Appendix: Prizes and Awards; Bibliography; Index. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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15 Kay, J Bookbinding for Beginners
London Cassell and Company, Limited Reprint Soft Cover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
48pp. No date, c. 1920. Part of "The Practical Workroom" series. B&W illustrations throughout. Small library number to rear cover. Wraps and page edges with light edgewear. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Fiction and the Reading Public, Leavis, Q. D.
16 Leavis, Q. D. Fiction and the Reading Public
London Chatto & Windus 1965 Reissue Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo 
348 pp. Board corners a little curled, strange ghostly polkadots to back board. Dust foxing to upper edge of text block; a little scuffing to lower edge. Two or three light pencil underlinings in Introduction, all else seems to be unmarked. Solidly bound. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Australian Historical Monographs - Some Fictional Voyages to Australia - Vol XXXVII, Mackaness, George, editor, notes and commentary
17 Mackaness, George, editor, notes and commentary Australian Historical Monographs - Some Fictional Voyages to Australia - Vol XXXVII
Dubbo Review Publications 1979 Limited Reprint Paperback, stapled Very Good Small Octavo 
12 pp. Very light edgewear, staples a little rusted. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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18 Man, John, Ed The Gutenberg Revolution: The Story of a Genius and an Invention That Changed the World
Review / Headline 2002 0747245045 / 9780747245049 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Duodecimo 
312 pp. Very llight wrinkling to upper edge of unclipped dj. Faint yellowing to upper edge of text block; shallow dent to upper fore-edge, causing tiny creases to the corners of 3-4 pages. Illustrated with b/w drawings in the text (including map and colour and b/w plates. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Cool Web: The Pattern of Children's Reading, Meek, Margaret, Aidan Warlow, Griselda Barton (editors)
19 Meek, Margaret, Aidan Warlow, Griselda Barton (editors) The Cool Web: The Pattern of Children's Reading
London Bodley Head Ltd. 1978 0370301447 / 9780370301440 Reissue Paperback Very Good Octavo 
427 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. A little faint scuffing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Bibliography, Index. Contributions from academics and children's authors including C. S. Lewis, Philippa Pearce, Beatrix Potter, Alan Garner, Enid Blyton, William Golding, and Maurice Sendak, among others. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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20 Morison, Stanley Letter Forms; Typographic and Scriptorial
Point Roberts/Vancouver Hartley & Marks 1997 0881791369 / 9780881791365 Reprint Paperback Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, 130 pp. Some b&w illustrations at rear. "For the true student of typography and the fine art of distinguishing "between things that differ," the historical insights of Letter Forms will be a source of inspiration and a glimpse into the mind of one of the most gifted typography scolars of this century." Wraps with light general wear and some edgewear, including light creasing at corners and spine. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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