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Capturing Time: Panoramas of old Australia, Barnard, Edwin
1 Barnard, Edwin Capturing Time: Panoramas of old Australia
Canberra National Library of Australia 2012 0642277508 / 9780642277503 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Landscape Quarto 
180 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Corners of boards bumped. Tiny creases to upper page corners. All else as new. Colour and black-and-white illustrations throughout. "Centred around a collection of fascinating panoramas made between the 1820s and the 1930s, Capturing Time takes you on a journey back through the years to walk the streets of Sydney when it was the convicts' capital, to gold rush Melbourne and to lonely Perth struggling to establish a toehold on the continent's remote western frontier. All of the nation's capitals are included in a collection that offers a unique view of Australia's past." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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The Star Factory, Carson, Ciaran
2 Carson, Ciaran The Star Factory
London Granta Books 1997 1862070725 / 9781862070721 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 12mo 
295 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Very light general and edgewear to boards and backstrip. Internally as new. "This is a book in which the labyrinths of a particular city, Belfast, and of a writer's memory, intersect. A life imposes a pattern on the city, and the urban landscape suggests odd shapes formed by streets, old industrial buildings, and the dangerous geography of rival communities." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Face of London: The Record of a Century's Changes and Development, Clunn, Harold P
3 Clunn, Harold P The Face of London: The Record of a Century's Changes and Development
London Simpkin Marshall 1932 Third Hard Cover Good No Jacket Quarto 
547 pp. Edgewear to blue cloth boards, fraying at head and heel of spine. Edges of text block a little smudged; upper edge tinted blue. Nice old "F.W. Cheshire Booksellers" sticker to front pastedown. More than 200 b/w illustrations. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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James Joyce's Odyssey: A Guide to the Dublin of Ulysses, Delaney, Frank
4 Delaney, Frank James Joyce's Odyssey: A Guide to the Dublin of Ulysses
London Book Club Associates 1981 First Hard Cover Near Fine Good Square Octavo Jorge Lewinski (photographs) 
192 pp. General and edgewear, including chips and creases, to unclipped dustjacket. Book is bright, clean, solidly bound. Maps to endpapers. Black-and-white photos and maps in the text. '"I want," said James Joyce, "to give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city one day suddenly disappeared from the earth it could be reconstructed out of my book." The book was Ulysses, his immense portrayal of a day in the life of Dublin.' 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Story of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel, Feizkhah, Elizabeth
5 Feizkhah, Elizabeth The Story of the Sydney Harbour Tunnel
Randwick NSW Ironbark Press 1992 1875471162 / 9781875471164 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Quarto 
128 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Book is as new. Colour and black-and-white photographs throughout. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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The Lost Pattern: Essays on the Emergent City Sensibility in Victorian England, Forsyth, R. A.
6 Forsyth, R. A. The Lost Pattern: Essays on the Emergent City Sensibility in Victorian England
Nedlands, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press 1976 0855641150 / 9780855641153 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo 
217 pp. Black cloth boards with gilt to spine. Faint foxing to upper edge of text block; some smudges to fore edge. Small stains to lower corners of first eight pages. Otherwise internally unmarked; solidly bound. Index. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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7 Harbison, Robert Eccentric Spaces
London Secker & Warburg 1977 0436198304 / 9780436198304 First Edition Paperback Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xii, 177 pp. Creases and edgewear to wraps (spine uncreased). Text block edges yellowed and a little scuffed. Internally clean and solidly bound. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Pre-Columbian Cities, Hardoy, Jorge E.
8 Hardoy, Jorge E. Pre-Columbian Cities
London Allen & Unwin 1973 0047220015 / 9780047220012 First British Hard Cover Very Good Good Small Quarto 
602 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint foxing to edges of text block. Remainder mark to lower edge of text block A little scuffing to cloth boards. Internally unmarked, bright, solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations (photos, maps, plans, diagrams, etc) throughout. Bibliography; Index. "The inclusive coverage makes for a lively discussion of some fifteen hundred years of urban life as immortalized in the architecture, art, and crafts of long vanished civilizations." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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People and Shopping: A Social Background, Harrison, Molly
9 Harrison, Molly People and Shopping: A Social Background
London Ernest Benn 1975 0510125239 / 9780510125233 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
143 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Very light edgewear to blue cloth boards. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white drawings and photographs in the text. Index. "The interests of buyers and sellers conflicted as much in the past as they do today; the authorities were often compelled to intervene, as they are now; and there were no fewer charlatans than in our much more complicated societies. All these themes are covered in simple and clear terms and a wealth of contemporary quotations are provided. The reader is taken, with sustained interest and often with amusement, from medieval markets to the supermarkets of today." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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10 Marqusee, Michael (compil.); Jay Mclnerney (intro.) New York: An Illustrated Anthology
London Conran Octopus 1988 1859291497 First Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
192 pp. Edgewear to illustrated boards. Page edges very lightly yellowed. Bar small splotches to title page, internally clean. Solidly bound. Illustrated with colour and b/w drawings, photos, engravings, murals, posters from all periods of the city's history. Contributions from (among many others) Charles Dickens, Tom Wolfe, Saul Bellow, Truman Capote, Kathy Acker, Henry James and Edmund White. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Cities of the Classical World: An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization, McEvedy, Colin. Edited by Douglas S. Oles
11 McEvedy, Colin. Edited by Douglas S. Oles Cities of the Classical World: An Atlas and Gazetteer of 120 Centres of Ancient Civilization
London Allen Lane 2011 1846144272 / 9781846144271 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket (as issued) Large 0ctavo 
432 pp. Very lght general and edgewear to boards; upper corners a little bumped. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Decorated endpapers. 120 maps. "Colin McEvedy was a polymath. If you wanted to know something, Google had failed you and the British Library seemed too far away, the obvious move was to ask McEvedy." -- Independent 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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A New City: Photographs of Melbourne's Land Boom, Morrison, Ian (editor). Foreword by Michael Cathcart
12 Morrison, Ian (editor). Foreword by Michael Cathcart A New City: Photographs of Melbourne's Land Boom
Melbourne University Publishing / The Miegunyah Press 2003 0522850731 / 9780522850734 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Landscape Quarto Charles Bristow Walker, photographs 
117 pp. A little wrinkling to back panel of unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. Maps, list of photographs, sources, index. "It is usual to say that the photographer somehow freezes a moment in time. But Walker's photographs actually set time in motion, inviting us to see, beneath the unmade road, the Wurundjeri lands whose owners still remember how things were before this bizarre intrusion. And they prompt us to recognise how the city has both changed and endured in the years since each photo was taken -- how the place in the picture is both familiar and surprising." -- Michael Cathcart 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The Urban Prospect, Mumford, Lewis
13 Mumford, Lewis The Urban Prospect
London Secker & Warburg 1968 0436296063 / 9780436296062 First British Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
255 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. Light general and edgewear to green cloth boards. Foxing to edges of text block. Small square (~ 2cm) at upper corner of front free endpaper is heavily coated with Liquid Paper. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "If one is to do good rather than harm one must consider nothing loess than the whole of the human life that the city exists to serve. In these essays Lewis Mumford pursues this theme through a number of different contexts -- the new towns and garden cities of Britain, the race riots and decaying town centres of America, motorways, regional planning, the idea of groups of cities, Corbusier's new out-dated conception of a high-rising 'city in a park', and many others." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Paris in the Third Reich: A History of the German Occupation, 1940-1944, Pryce-Jones, David
14 Pryce-Jones, David Paris in the Third Reich: A History of the German Occupation, 1940-1944
London William Collins Sons 1981 0002166453 / 9780002166454 First Hard Cover Good Good Quarto 
294 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Foxing and offsetting to endpapers. Publisher's review note taped to front pastedown. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Colour and black-and-white photographs throughout. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Making of Urban America: A History of City Planning in the United States, Reps, John W.
15 Reps, John W. The Making of Urban America: A History of City Planning in the United States
Princeton Princeton University Press 1965 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Landscape Quarto 
xv, 574 pp. Light general and edgewear to brown cloth boards. Corners a little frayed. Endpapers are split at front and rear hinges, showing mesh. (Binding is still solid, but the hinges do need seeing to.) Prev. owner's ex libris and small bookseller's sticker to front pastedown. A little tape residue to all eps. Foxing to edges of text block and first few pages. Internally unmarked. 314 black-and-white figures, full- and half-page, comprising early maps and plans of American cities. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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The Old Towns of England, Rouse, Clive
16 Rouse, Clive The Old Towns of England
London Batsford 1944 Revised Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
viii, 120 pp. General and edgewear (chips at head of spine panel) to price-clipped dj. Light general wear to red boards. A few small stains to upper edge of text block. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Black-and-white town plans of Lewes and Leicester to eps. Colour frontis, b/w photos and drawings. Title first published 1936. This is the second edition, revised in 1943-44 to take account of damage done to the towns by the war. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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A Tale of Ten Cities, Sava, George
17 Sava, George A Tale of Ten Cities
London Faber & Faber 1942 First Hard Cover Good Fair Octavo 
315 pp. Considerable general and edgewear (chips, tears, discolouration) to unclipped dustjacket. Light general and edgewear to green cloth boards.Text block is of cheap paper characteristic of British wartime publications. Binding is extremely uneven, leading to chips and creases along the lower edge of the text block. Foxing and discolouration to edges of text block. Internally unmarked. "In this book [Sava] draws on his memories of great European cities in the period between the two wars; each episode is linked to some dramatic event in European politics." The cities are Petrograd, Ankara, Rome, Sofia, Paris, Berlin, Bucharest, Geneva, Madrid, and London. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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San Francisco (Cities of the Imagination series), Sinclair, Mick. Foreword by Sedge Thomson
18 Sinclair, Mick. Foreword by Sedge Thomson San Francisco (Cities of the Imagination series)
Interlink Books 2004 1566564891 / 9781566564892 First Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
254 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. All else as new. Map; Index; Illustrations; Further Reading. "Explores gold-rush San Francisco and the early free-for-all that led to corruption, vigilantism, and public hangings. From the 19th-century mansions of Nob Hill and the Barbary Coast with its spiked drinks, he charts the 1950s San Francisco Poetry Renaissance that sired the Beat Generation. Through literature, music, and popular culture, he considers the rise of Berkeley's student activism, the genesis of hippie culture and Haight-Ashbury's legendary Summer of Love. Explaining how the Castro became the world's most famous gay neighborhood, he also reveals how a booming internet economy transformed and then threatened to destroy the city." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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life at The Cross, Slessor, Kenneth, and Robert Walker
19 Slessor, Kenneth, and Robert Walker life at The Cross
Adelaide Rigby Limited 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good Fair Quarto Robert Walker (photographs) 
120 pp. Considerable wear to unclipped dustjacket, including chips, tears, scuffs and scratches. Some tape repairs to the reverse side. One or two shallow creases to pages, which are clean, bright, solidly bound. Just a little musty. Black-and-white photos throughout. "Kenneth Slessor's text, based on research and on his years of life at the Cross, serves as introduction to more than 200 of Robert Walker's photographs which -- varying from tender to sardonic -- present a complete picture of this unique, partly sedate, partly lurid, and always fascinating 'glittering mile'." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Canberra: A Personal Perspective, Smith, Heide. Text and Design by Bert Smith
20 Smith, Heide. Text and Design by Bert Smith Canberra: A Personal Perspective
Narooma NSW Heide Smith Photography 1999 0959176233 / 9780959176230 First Paperback Near Fine Square Octavo Inscribed by Artist
64 pp. Light scuffing to covers. Internally as new. Gatefold flaps. Inscribed to Wolfgang Sievers on first page. Black and white photographs throughout. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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