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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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The Public Library of Victoria 1856 - 1956
3 The Public Library of Victoria 1856 - 1956
Melbourne The Public Library of Victoria 1956 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Large 0ctavo 
146 pp. Unclipped dustjacket. Small chip to upper edge of half-title page. Faint stain to lower edge of front cloth board. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Colour frontis. Plates of book pages and covers in the collection, with commentary. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, Baker, Nicholson
4 Baker, Nicholson Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper
London Vintage 2002 0099429039 / 9780099429036 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
370 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. All else as new. Black-and-white plates. "A blistering and thoroughly idiosyncratic exposé of how libraries are destroying our historical records in order to 'save' them. An incantation to bring back the dead." -- New York Times Book Review 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Library: An Unquiet History, Battles, Matthew
5 Battles, Matthew Library: An Unquiet History
London Vintage 2004 0099437074 / 9780099437079 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
245 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. All else as new. "A slim history of the library that speaks volumes." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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A Pound of Paper, Baxter, John
6 Baxter, John A Pound of Paper
London Doubleday 2002 0385603681 / 9780385603683 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 12mo 
417 pp. A few faint scuffs and stains to edges of text block. All else as new. Decorated endpapers. Bound-in placekeeping ribbon. Includes an appendix of interesting lists. "How a boy from the bush came to be living in a Paris penthouse with a library worth millions." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Choosing Books for Children, Becker, May Lamberton
7 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
8 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
9 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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The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells, Bova, Ben
10 Bova, Ben The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells
Cincinnati, Ohio Writers Digest Books 1993 0898796008 / 9780898796001 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket (as issued) Octavo 
218 pp. Very light scuffing to illustrated boards. Faint discolouration to edges of text block. Internally as new. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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A Trunk Full of Books: History of the State Library of South Australia and its Forerunners, Bridge, Carl
11 Bridge, Carl A Trunk Full of Books: History of the State Library of South Australia and its Forerunners
Adelaide Wakefield Press in association with the State Library of South Australia 1986 0949268313 / 9780949268310 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
266 pp. Short closed tear to base of backstrip panel of unclipped dustjacket. Light stains and scuffing to upper edge of text block. Slight mustiness. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Carefully researched but surprisingly entertaining, the product of a focus on people and their books." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (Genre Writing Series), Card, Orson Scott
12 Card, Orson Scott How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (Genre Writing Series)
Cincinnati, Ohio Writer's Digest Books 1990 0898794161 / 9780898794168 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo 
140 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated boards. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Previous owner's details stamped on front free endpaper. Internally as new. 
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
13 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
14 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)
15 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.
16 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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This is Not the End of the Book: A conversation curated by Jean-Philippe de Tonnac, Eco, Umberto, and Jean-Claude Carrière. Translated from the French by  Polly McLean
17 Eco, Umberto, and Jean-Claude Carrière. Translated from the French by Polly McLean This is Not the End of the Book: A conversation curated by Jean-Philippe de Tonnac
London Harvill Secker 2011 1846554519 / 9781846554513 First Hard Cover Fine Good Octavo 
336 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Book is as new. "Original, self-deprecating, witty -- a treat for all bibliophiles." -- Stern 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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18 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)
19 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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Tolkien's Gown & Other Stories of Great  Authors and Rare Books, Gekoski, Rick
20 Gekoski, Rick Tolkien's Gown & Other Stories of Great Authors and Rare Books
London Constable & Robinson Ltd 2004 184119929X / 9781841199290 First Hard Cover Fine Fine 12mo 
240 pp. Faint yellowing to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Based on the Radio 4 series Rare Books, Rare People. "Each essay gives the publishing biography of a single book, together with details of Rick Gekoski's involvement with the first edition of the work." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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