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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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Among the Gently Mad: Strategies and Perspectives for the Book-Hunter in the 21st Century, Basbanes, Nicholas A.
3 Basbanes, Nicholas A. Among the Gently Mad: Strategies and Perspectives for the Book-Hunter in the 21st Century
New York Henry Holt 2002 0805051597 / 9780805051599 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Remainder Octavo 
250 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Bright green remainder mark to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. "Basbane's anecdotes will bring considerable plesure to those who value books and learning. His enthusiasm for books and their makers is overwhelming." -- Kirkus Reviews 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict, Baxter, John
4 Baxter, John A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict
Bantam 2004 0553814427 / 9780553814422 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
334 pp. Light scuffing to text block. All else as new. "A valuable record of a passing, ephemeral era; before the price of everything became known." -- Guardian 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Choosing Books for Children, Becker, May Lamberton
5 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
6 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 Book in Australia: Essays Towards a Cultural & Social History, Borchardt, D.H., & W. Kirsop
7 Borchardt, D.H., & W. Kirsop The Book in Australia: Essays Towards a Cultural & Social History
Melbourne Australian Reference Publications 1988 0958787611 / 9780958787611 First Paperback Good Octavo 
214 pp. light general wear to illustrated covers. Corners a little curled. Faint water stain along spine. Upper back corner has been bumped, leaving shallow creases and tiny dents along the outer edges of the last few pages. Previous owner's name inked to first page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Historical Bibliography Monograph No. 16, Centre for Bibliographical and Textual Studies, Monash University. 
Price: 16.00 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
8 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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ABC for Book Collectors, Carter, John. Revised by Nicolas Barker
9 Carter, John. Revised by Nicolas Barker ABC for Book Collectors
New Castle, Delaware Oak Knoll Press 2002 1884718051 / 9781884718052 Reprint of Seventh Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
223 pp. As new. "The wittiest and most instructive alphabet for incipient bibliophiles ever compiled." -- Books 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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ABC for Book Collectors, Carter, John. Revised by Nicolas Barker
10 Carter, John. Revised by Nicolas Barker ABC for Book Collectors
London Granada 1985 0246113529 / 9780246113528 Sixth Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
219 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges.. "The wittiest and most instructive alphabet for incipient bibliophiles ever compiled." -- Books 
Price: 16.00 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
11 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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Translators through History (Benjamins Translation Library 13)), Delisle, Jean, and Judith Woodsworth (editors)
12 Delisle, Jean, and Judith Woodsworth (editors) Translators through History (Benjamins Translation Library 13))
Amsterdam and Philadelphia John Benjamins Publishing Company / UNESCO Publishing 1995 1556196970 / 9781556196973 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
345 pp. Corners slightly curled. Previous owner's name inked to first page. All else as new. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. "Translators and interpreters have played a determining role in the development of their societies and have been fundamental to the unfolding of intellectual history itself." 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Collected Papers: Cultural, Textual and Biographical Essays on Medieval Topics, Denholm-Young, N.
13 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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14 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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The Pleasure of Reading, Fraser, Antonia (editor)
15 Fraser, Antonia (editor) The Pleasure of Reading
London Bloomsbury 1992 0747508135 / 9780747508137 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Quarto 
251 pp. Light wear (small creases) to upper edge of unclipped dustjacket. Tape shadows to front and back free endpapers. Endpapers are decorated with the signatures of all of the contributors -- authors and illustrators -- to the book. (Which could make this a good reference to check on your signed firsts collection.) Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Contributors include, among many others, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Doris Lessing, Jan Morris, J.G. Ballard, Edna O'Brien, A.S. Byatt, Tom Stoppard, Margaret Atwood, Melvyn Bragg, Alan Hollinghurst, and Jeanette Winterson. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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A New Introduction to Bibliography, Gaskell, Philip
16 Gaskell, Philip A New Introduction to Bibliography
Oxford University Press 1979 0198181507 / 9780198181507 Reprint with Corrections Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
438 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A little scuffing to edges of text block. Internally as new. "For lucidity and precision Dr. Gaskell cannot be faulted; he writes vividly and with zest, and his descriptions of the production routines of the printing house have an actuality which derives from his own practical knowledge and expertise as a printer." 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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A New Introduction to Bibliography: The Classic Manual of Bibliography, Gaskell, Philip
17 Gaskell, Philip A New Introduction to Bibliography: The Classic Manual of Bibliography
St Paul's Bibliographies & Oak Knoll Press 1995 187304030X / 9781873040300 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
438 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. "Incorporates work done since the 1920s on the history of the printing technology of the hand-press period, and breaks new ground by providing a general description of the printing practices of the machine-press period." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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A Novelist on Novels, George, W.L
18 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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Book Repair for Booksellers, Godsey, J.
19 Godsey, J. Book Repair for Booksellers
Methuen MA Sicpress 2009 1442137320 / 9781442137325 Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
86 pp. Extremely light edgewear. All else as new. "A handy guide for booksellers and book collectors offering practical advice on how to improve the quality and look of your books and ephemera. Includes torn pages, shaken spines, library pockets, bookplates, stickers, crayon, writing, insects, leather care and much more." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Banned Books: Informal Notes on Some Books Banned for Various Reasons at Various Times and in Various Places, Haight, Anne Lyon
20 Haight, Anne Lyon Banned Books: Informal Notes on Some Books Banned for Various Reasons at Various Times and in Various Places
London George Allen & Unwin 1955 Revised Hard Cover Very Good Good 12mo 
172 pp. General and edgewear to unevenly price-clipped dustjacket. offsetting to endpapers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block. Upper edge of text block tinted blue. Some pencilled notes and previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "This chronological list of books banned from 387 B.C. to 1954 shows the trend of censorship throughout the years and the change in thought and taste. The cases cited demonstrate that any guess as to the danger of particular books looks silly and vapid in the next decades, especially as the emphasis shifted from heresy to sedition and now to obscenity. Based on the 1935 edition, it is a major contribution to the cause of Freedom for Books. A great deal of interesting and wryly surprising material is included." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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