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Voices from the Deep Close Distance
1 Voices from the Deep Close Distance
Melbourne Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture 1988 0646322656 / 9780646322650 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
89 pp. Covers a little scuffed and creased, with sticker residue to front cover, but internally unwrinkled, clean and tightly bound. "The torturers wanted to steal the voices of these people, but by writing or speaking, they reclaim their voice and make others stronger." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon, Adkins, Leslie
2 Adkins, Leslie Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon
London HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2003 0007173954 / 9780007173952 First Paperback Very Good Remainder Octavo 
424 pp. Light edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Remainder mark to lower edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Maps. "The key to understanding the many cuneiform scripts and languages was an immense inscription high on a sheer rock face at Bisitun in the mountains of western Iran, carved on the orders of King Darius the Great of Persia over 2,000 years ago. Only Rawlinson had the physical and intellectual skills, courage, and self-motivation and opportunity to make the perilous ascent and copy the monument." 
Price: 14.00 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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Freud's Women, Appignanesi, Lisa, and John Forrester
5 Appignanesi, Lisa, and John Forrester Freud's Women
London Virago 1993 1853817198 / 9781853817199 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
563 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Light creasing to spine, but binding is solid throughout. Internally crisp, clean, bright. Black-and-white plates. "Telling the many stories of Freud's women, this groundbreaking book is a powerful exploration of the impact of women on the development of Freud's ideas and a faswcinating analysis of the legacy of these ideas in contemporary feminism." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Luis Buñuel: A Critical Biography, Aranda, Francisco. Translated and edited
6 Aranda, Francisco. Translated and edited Luis Buñuel: A Critical Biography
London Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd 1975 0436097117 / 9780436097119 First English language Paperback Good Small Octavo 
327 pp. General and edgewear to illustrated covers. Upper corners bumped, causing shallow creasing to page corners. Foxing to edges of text block and first few pages. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white photos in the text. Includes filmography, bibliography, and index of names and film titles. "This English edition has been considerably revised, updated, and enlarged from the original Spanish edition; and the new material includes important Surrealist texts written by Buñuel in the 1920s and never before published in English 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Jane Austen: A Family Record, Austen-Leigh, William, R.A. Austen-Leigh, and Deirdre Le Faye
7 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
8 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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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 Brontës, Barker, Juliet
12 Barker, Juliet The Brontës
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 Brontës, 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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Glen Baxter His Life: The Years of Struggle, Baxter, Glen
15 Baxter, Glen Glen Baxter His Life: The Years of Struggle
Thames & Hudson 1983 0500013071 / 9780500013076 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket (as issued) Octavo 
Unpaginated. Spine slightly canted. Faint foxing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Decorated endpapers. Colour and black-and-white illustrations. "Here is the compelling and poignant tale of a young boy growing up in a terrifying landscape of deprivation, humiliation and alliteration somewhere in the industrial North of England. It is a story of a courageous struggle against oppression and apathy, health and efficiency, and for the right to be wrong." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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16 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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Bram Stoker and the Man Who Was Dracula, Belford, Barbara
17 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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18 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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The Game: One Man, Nine Innings A Love Affair With Baseball, Benson, Robert
19 Benson, Robert The Game: One Man, Nine Innings A Love Affair With Baseball
New York J P Tarcher 2001 1585421014 / 9781585421015 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo 
183pp. Dustjacket with very light edgwear and a little fading to spine panel. All else as new. "... brings baseball -- and baseball writing -- back to their proper scale and scope. This is a great book, especially for those of us more at ease in the bleachers than a sky box." -- Paul Dickson, author of The Joy of Keeping Score. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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20 Benstock, Shari No Gifts from Chance: a Biography of Edith Wharton
London Hamish Hamilton 1994 0241132983 / 9780241132982 First British Hard Cover Very Good + Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xii, 546 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in archival Mylar, is price clipped and has very light edgewear. Edges of text block faintly foxed and lightly scuffed. Internally clean and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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