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1 Voices from the Deep Close Distance
Victoria Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture 1988 0646322656 / 9780646322650 First Edition Paper Back Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
89 pp. Covers rubbed and creased, with sticker residue to front cover, but internally unwrinkled, clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Dickens, Ackroyd, Peter
2 Ackroyd, Peter Dickens
London Sinclair-Stevenson 1990 1856190005 / 9781856190008 First Great Britain Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
xvi, 1195 pp. Light creasing to edges of unclipped dj. Black boards clean and square. Spot of scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates. "...an imaginative and scholarly tour de force." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Star Trek Creator: The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry, Alexander, David. Introduction by Majel Barrett Roddenberry
3 Alexander, David. Introduction by Majel Barrett Roddenberry Star Trek Creator: The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry
New York ROC / Penguin 1994 0451454189 / 9780451454188 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Remainder 
599 pp. Light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket; stain to reverse of dj near heel of spine panel. Small dent to upper edge of text block; thick black remainder mark to lower edge. Internally as new. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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My Life as a Fish, Allen, Paul
4 Allen, Paul My Life as a Fish
Hobart, Tasmania Paul Allen 2007 0646478729 / 9780646478722 First Paperback Very Good Octavo Paul Allenxi, 
xi, 238 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated covers. Yellowing to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. Illustrated with b/w drawings by the author. An impressionistic account of the author's recovery from severe brain injury. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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5 Aubrey, John Brief Lives
London The Folio Society Reprint Hard Cover Very Good + No Jacket (as issued) Quarto 
Near Fine in Good slipcase (bump to upper edge of sc and a short closed tear to the base). 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Jane Austen: A Family Record, Austen-Leigh, William, R.A. Austen-Leigh, and Deirdre Le Faye
6 Austen-Leigh, William, R.A. Austen-Leigh, and Deirdre Le Faye Jane Austen: A Family Record
London The British Library 1993 071230312X / 9780712303125 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
326 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers; spine lightly sunned. Internally as new. Black-and-white illustrations in plates. References; Bibliography; Family Pedigrees; Index. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Dickens Incognito, Aylmer, Felix
7 Aylmer, Felix Dickens Incognito
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
95 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dw. Small stain to back panel, chips near head and heel of spine panel. Blue boards with gilt lettering to spine; heel of spine bumped. Faint foxing to edges of text block. Prev. owner's name inked to ffep. A few light splotches and some offsetting to eps. Internally unmarked and tightly bound. Two b/w plates and a b/w map of Slough, to Windsor and Datchet. "Though it neglects none of the rigours of scholarship, this book can be read as a fascinating detective story even by those who know little of Dickens and have never heard of Ellen Ternan." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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8 Bair, Deirdre Samuel Beckett: A Biography
London Vintage 1990 0099800705 / 9780099800705 First Vintage Edition Paperback Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xvii, 770 pp. Medium general wear to wraps. Edges of text block a little stained and foxed. Bump and curl to upper front corner. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w photos. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Barbed Wire Waltz: The Memoirs of the Last Waltz King, Bakshian, Aram. Based on tapes, documents and stories told by Robert and Einzi Stolz
9 Bakshian, Aram. Based on tapes, documents and stories told by Robert and Einzi Stolz The Barbed Wire Waltz: The Memoirs of the Last Waltz King
Melbourne Robert Stolz 1983 095920170X / 9780959201703 First Paperback Good Octavo Inscribed by Author
324 pp. General and edgewear to covers; corners a little creased and curled; spine uncreased. Edges of text block browned and foxed. Small splotch to first page, otherwise internally unmarked and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w photos in plates. Inscription in German by Einzi Stolz to title page. Includes eight photographic postcards (some duplicates), four of which are signed by Einzi Stolz. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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10 Barber, Richard Living Legends: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Guy Fawkes, Captain Kidd, Dick Turpin, Burke & Hare
London British Broadcasting Corporation 1980 0563177934 / 9780563177937 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
160 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped, but spine panel is sunned and there is some edgewear. Red cloth boards, with gilt lettering to spine, have a few tiny dents to the top and bottom edges. Tie-in to BBC series. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Anais Nin: Naked Beneath the Mask, Barille, Elisabeth
11 Barille, Elisabeth Anais Nin: Naked Beneath the Mask
London Mandarin Minerva 1993 0749398043 / 9780749398040 Reprint Paperback Very Good Duodecimo 
245 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Acknowledgments; Works by Anais Nin; Bibliography. "Her appetite for the new, her need for the extreme, her unswerving commitment to art, her complex psychology and sexuality were expressed and explored in a life dedicated to writing and individuality." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Brontės, Barker, Juliet
12 Barker, Juliet The Brontės
London Phoenix / Phoenix Giants 1995 1857990692 / 9781857990690 Reprint Paperback Good Octavo 
1003 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers; spine lightly creased, but binding is solid throughout. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked. Black-and-white plates; black-and-white maps and chapter-heading vignettes. Notes: Ancillary Source Information; Characters and Places in the Juvenilia; Index. "As a work of scholarship it is brilliant. For those with a passion for the Brontės, or for Victoriana, or for sheer wealth of historical minutiae, it is a stupendous read." -- Independent on Sunday 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Gannibal: The Moor of Petersburg, Barnes, Hugh
13 Barnes, Hugh Gannibal: The Moor of Petersburg
London Profile Books Ltd 2005 1861973659 / 9781861973658 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
300 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Maps and genealogical tables. Black-and-white plates. Maps, sources, bibliography, index. "Whether he was really an African prince or not, the ex-slave founded a dynasty of his own in Russia, where he came to embody the strengths and weaknesses of the country itself -- volatile, courageous, handsome, gifted and always astonishing. His descendants included not only Alexander Pushkin, Russia's greatest poet, but also, in England, several Mountbattens and others close to the royal family." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Winter in the Morning: A Young Girl's Life in the Warsaw Ghetto and Beyond, 1939-45, Bauman, Janina
14 Bauman, Janina Winter in the Morning: A Young Girl's Life in the Warsaw Ghetto and Beyond, 1939-45
London Virago Press 1986 0860686477 / 9780860686477 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
193 pp. Light general and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Newspaper clipping (photo the the author at age 11) taped to front free endpaper. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Includes chronology (1938-1945). 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Cecil Beaton's Fair Lady, Beaton, Cecil
15 Beaton, Cecil Cecil Beaton's Fair Lady
New York Henry Holt Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Small Octavo Cecil Beaton 
128 pp. Light wear to upper edges of unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. Black-and-white drawings in the text. Black-and-white plates. "Exclusive Printing for CBS VIDEO". 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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16 Beaton, Cecil & Kenneth Tynan Persona Grata
London Allan Wingate 1953 First Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
99 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped but has edgewear including discolouration and chips and tears to upper edge of backstrip panel. Blue cloth boards are worn and a little discoloured. Upper edge of text block is lightly foxed. Internally clean, bright and solidly bound. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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17 Beaton, Cecil, Edited By Richard Buckle Self-Portrait with Friends. The Selected Diaries of Cecil Beaton
London Penguin 1982 0140051007 / 9780140051001 First Paperback Paperback Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
435 pp. Covers a little wrinkled and discoloured. Spine uncreased. Pages uniformly browned. Crease to upper right corner throughout. 24 full page black-and-white photos. Extensive index. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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A Selection of Beethoven's Letters, Beethoven. Eaglefield-Hill, Dr. A., editor
18 Beethoven. Eaglefield-Hill, Dr. A., editor A Selection of Beethoven's Letters
London and New York Dent 1926 First Thus Hard Cover Good Fair Octavo 
xvi, 410 pp. Considerable wear, including large chips at head and heel of spine panel, along with stains and creases, to unclipped dj. Boards are rubbed and lightly stained. Green tint to upper edge of text block is worn. Stains and scuffing to fore- and lower edges. Front eps nibbled along hinge. Offsetting, tape shadows, prev. owners' inked details, and small bookseller's stamp to ffep. Occasional foxing and small stains throughout. Illustrated with plates. Series: Dent's International Library of Books on Music. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Bram Stoker and the Man Who Was Dracula, Belford, Barbara
19 Belford, Barbara Bram Stoker and the Man Who Was Dracula
Cambridge MA Da Capo Press 2002 0306810980 / 9780306810985 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
381 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. Black-and-white drawings and photos in the text. Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index. "Belford has achieved a goal Count Dracula appreciates. She has restored Bram Stoker to life." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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20 Belton, Neil The Good Listener. Helen Bamber: A Life Against Cruelty
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1998 0297819046 / 9780297819042 First Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
x, 374 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped, but has very light edgewear (wrinkling). Slight scuffing to edges of text block. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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