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1 Steidl : Fall 2005
Steidl 2005 Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Publisher's catalogue in excellent, unmarked condition. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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2 Allblom, Lena Billy - 30 Years of BILLY
Ikea Family 2010 9185727016 / 9789185727018 Hard Cover Very Good 
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. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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3 Annear, Robyn; Ballinger, Robyn There are Not many votes in Books : a history of the Castlemaine Library
Australia Friends of the Castlemaine Library 1996 Paperback Very Good Signed by Both Authors
Mechanic's Institute stmap to title page, signed by both authors 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005, Baines, Phil
4 Baines, Phil Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005
London Allen Lane 2005 0713998393 / 9780713998399 8th Printing Paperback Nr. Fine 
"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. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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5 Barber, Stella M. The Pride of Prahran : a history of the Prahran Library 1860-2010
Melbourne City of Stonnington 2010 0975719726 / 9780975719725 First Hard Cover Very Good No D/W as Issued 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
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." 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read, Bayard, Pierre
6 Bayard, Pierre How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read
U.S.A. Bloomsbury USA 2007 1596914696 / 9781596914698 Second Printing Hard Cover As New As New 
As new "gift quality"book." 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. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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7 Bond, Jenny; Sheedy, Chris Behind the Bestsellers : The stories behind the World's Favourite Books
Australia Random House 2007 1741668409 / 9781741668407 First/First Printing Paperback Nr. Fine 
An unmarked apparently unread copy with minimally tanned pages... 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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8 Brown, Iain Gordon Building for Books: Architectural Evolution of the Advocates' Library, 1689-1925
Scotland Aberdeen University Press 1989 0080379680 / 9780080379685 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Illustrated endpapers, internally unmarked, minimal light foxing to upper fore-edges, D/W with sl. edgewear (now protected in removable clear archival plastic cover). 
Price: 55.00 AUD
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Making Books: Studies in Contemporary Australian Publishing, Carter, David; Galligan, Anne
9 Carter, David; Galligan, Anne Making Books: Studies in Contemporary Australian Publishing
University of Queensland Press 2007 0702234699 / 9780702234699 First Paperback Nr. Fine 
An unmarked copy. "An indispensable companion for arts industry professionals, those in the publishing industry, and scholars of book history or publishing studies." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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A history of The Book in 100 Books, Cave, Roderick; Ayad, Sara
10 Cave, Roderick; Ayad, Sara A history of The Book in 100 Books
Australia Allen & Unwin 2014 174331714X / 9781743317143 First Australian Edition Flexible Covers Brand New 
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." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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11 Coady, Roxanne J.; Johannessen, Joy The Book That Changed My Life: 71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them
U.S.A. Gotham Books 2006 1592402100 / 9781592402106 2nd Printing Hard Cover As New As New 
A lovely book with white cloth spine, silver title to spine, uncut side fore-edges - in "gift quality" condition. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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The World of the Book, Cowley, Des; Williamson, Clare
12 Cowley, Des; Williamson, Clare The World of the Book
Australia Melbourne University Publishing 2009 0522857191 / 9780522857191 Reprint Paperback Nr. Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
An unmarked "gift quality" book - "it is a book for browsing and admiring as much as for reading" (Sun Herald). 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The World of the Book, Cowley, Des; Williamson, Clare
13 Cowley, Des; Williamson, Clare The World of the Book
Melbourne Melbourne University Publishing 2007 0522853781 / 9780522853780 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall 
Published in conjunction with the State Library of Victoria. An unmarked "gift quality" book. "From the earliest known myths and legends to postmodern fictions books are mirrors of real worlds, windows into imagined worlds and keepers of powerful ideas." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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14 Croft-Cooke, Rupert The Last of Spring
London Putnam 1964 First Hard Cover Good Fair 
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. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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15 Hamilton, Ian (editor) Keepers of the Flame: Literary Estates and the Rise of Biography
London Hutchinson 1992 0091742633 / 9780091742638 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
An unmarked copy in excellent condition. "Unfailingly erudite, Hamilton writes of the 'greats'of English literature with an intmacy and a subversive wit that makes his book a joy to read." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Under the Covers and between the Sheets : the inside story Behind Classic Characters, authors, Unforgettable phrases and Unexpected Endings, Joyce, C. Alan; Janssen, Sarah
16 Joyce, C. Alan; Janssen, Sarah Under the Covers and between the Sheets : the inside story Behind Classic Characters, authors, Unforgettable phrases and Unexpected Endings
2009 1606520342 / 9781606520345 Hard Cover Brand New 
"Hundreds of surprising little-known flaws, foibles, and feuds of the literary world will draw you into the pages." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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17 Kachka, Boris Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
U.S.A. Simon & Schuster 2014 1451691912 / 9781451691917 Paperback Nr. Fine 
Internally unmarked, remainder mark to lower fore-edges. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Lepore, Jill
18 Lepore, Jill The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Melbourne & London Scribe Publications 2014 1925106322 / 9781925106329 Hard Cover Nr. Fine Nr. Fine 
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." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Books: A Living History, Lyons, Martyn
19 Lyons, Martyn Books: A Living History
London Thames & Hudson 2011 0500251657 / 9780500251652 First Hard Cover As New As New 
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." 
Price: 33.00 AUD
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20 McLaren, John Melbourne : City of Words
Melbourne Australian Scholarly Publishing 2013 1925003078 / 9781925003079 First Paperback Nr. Fine 
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). 
Price: 75.00 AUD
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