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Steidl : Fall 2005

By: N/A

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Steidl: 2005

Seller ID: 022731


Publisher's catalogue in excellent, unmarked condition. View more info

Billy - 30 Years of BILLY

By: Allblom, Lena

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ikea Family: 2010

Seller ID: 027821


Ikea has made more than 41 million Billy bookcases since 1979 and this book was published to celebrate 30 years of what they call "the best-loved bookcase in the world". It even gives some tips about books for your own library. A quirky, interesting book. View more info

There are Not many votes in Books : a history of the Castlemaine Library

By: Annear, Robyn; Ballinger, Robyn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Friends of the Castlemaine Library: 1996

Inscription: Signed by Both Authors

Seller ID: 027552


Mechanic's Institute stmap to title page, signed by both authors View more info

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Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005

By: Baines, Phil

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane: 2005

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 028870


"The extraordinary story of Penguin covers and their rich and diverse design heritage." A fascinating look at the development of British publishing, book-cover design and the role of artists and designers in creating and defining the Penguin look. View more info

The Pride of Prahran : a history of the Prahran Library 1860-2010

By: Barber, Stella M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Melbourne, City of Stonnington: 2010

Edition: First

Seller ID: 027970


An unmarked copy with lovely illustrated endpapers. "This carefully researched social history from 1860 to the present day makes it clear why the library service is justly known as The Pride of Prahran." View more info

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How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

By: Bayard, Pierre

Price: $22.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Bloomsbury USA: 2007

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 028096


As new "gift quality"book."Ä wonderful combination of slick French philosophising and tongue-in-cheek wit, and an honest appraisal of what it means, or doesn't mean, to read. View more info

Behind the Bestsellers : The stories behind the World's Favourite Books

By: Bond, Jenny; Sheedy, Chris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Australia, Random House: 2007

Edition: First/First Printing

Seller ID: 028936


An unmarked apparently unread copy with minimally tanned pages... View more info

Building for Books: Architectural Evolution of the Advocates' Library, 1689-1925

By: Brown, Iain Gordon

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Scotland, Aberdeen University Press: 1989

Edition: First

Seller ID: 029214


Illustrated endpapers, internally unmarked, minimal light foxing to upper fore-edges, D/W with sl. edgewear (now protected in removable clear archival plastic cover). View more info

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Making Books: Studies in Contemporary Australian Publishing

By: Carter, David; Galligan, Anne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of Queensland Press: 2007

Edition: First

Seller ID: 029255


An unmarked copy. "An indispensable companion for arts industry professionals, those in the publishing industry, and scholars of book history or publishing studies." View more info

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A history of The Book in 100 Books

By: Cave, Roderick; Ayad, Sara

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2014

Edition: First Australian Edition

Seller ID: 027106


A brand new unmarked book. "From inscriptions on tombs to the first writings on papyrus; from scrolls to the first bound codex books in Roman times; from exclusive and expensive hand-scribed books to the creation of movable type and the invention of printing for the masses; and from the printed book to the digital book, the e-book reader and beyond - discover the History of the Book in 1000 books." View more info

The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them

By: Coady, Roxanne J.; Johannessen, Joy

Price: $22.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Gotham Books: 2006

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 027947


A lovely book with white cloth spine, silver title to spine, uncut side fore-edges - in "gift quality" condition. View more info

The Last of Spring

By: Croft-Cooke, Rupert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Putnam: 1964

Edition: First

Seller ID: 029128


Some wear to red cloth boards but gilt title to spine remains bright. Prev. bookseller sticker front pastedown, upper fore-edges red, others tanned. D/W price-clipped, edgeworn, loss to spine tail, insect activity to flap folds, but the lovely illustration by Biro is worth preserving. View more info

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Under the Covers and between the Sheets : the inside story Behind Classic Characters, authors, Unforgettable phrases and Unexpected Endings

By: Joyce, C. Alan; Janssen, Sarah

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 2009

Seller ID: 024873


"Hundreds of surprising little-known flaws, foibles, and feuds of the literary world will draw you into the pages." View more info

Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

By: Kachka, Boris

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Simon & Schuster: 2014

Seller ID: 028659


Internally unmarked, remainder mark to lower fore-edges. View more info

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By the Book: A Reader's Guide to Life

By: Koval, Ramona

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Text Publishing Company: 2012

Edition: First

Seller ID: 030096


"True browsing means that we discover shelves and subjects that we could not have anticipated when we started. And the books we read introduce us to other books, as if we are at a magnificent party of the mind, being ever welcomed by new friends to join the conversation." PO gift inscription, fore-edges lightly tanned. View more info

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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

By: Lepore, Jill

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Melbourne & London, Scribe Publications: 2014

Seller ID: 028614


An unmarked "gift quality"book with wonderful illustrated endpapers, photographs and illustrations throughout.-"A riveting work of historical detection, revealing that the origins of one of the world's most iconic superhoes hides within it a fascinating family story - and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism." View more info

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Books: A Living History

By: Lyons, Martyn

Price: $33.00

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 2011

Edition: First

Seller ID: 027907


An unmarked "gift quality" book - "a feast for traditional book lovers, as well as an inspiration for those excited by new electronic technologies, this beautifully produced volume celebrates the enduring power and magic of books." View more info

Melbourne : City of Words

By: McLaren, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Australian Scholarly Publishing: 2013

Edition: First

Seller ID: 027483


An unmarked copy in "gift quality"condition. "Extends an invitation to walk through the streets and suburbs of Melbourne and to see, behind new buildings and old, behind the shabby and the shiny, the people who have lived in these places and what they made from them. The walks will not show you what Melbourne is or even what it was, but rather how writers have imagined what it was and what it might be. Theirs is a city made of words." (The Booklover). View more info

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Books: A Memoir

By: McMurtry, Larry; Ossana, Diana

Price: $35.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Simon & Schuster: 2008

Edition: First/First Printing

Seller ID: 027030


An äs new"gift quality book marred by a black remainder mark to lower fore-edges. View more info

The Road to Middlemarch : My Life with George Eliot

By: Mead, Rebecca

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Text Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 027116


An unmarked as new copy. "A wise, humane and delightful study of what some regard as the best novel in English." (Harold Bloom). View more info