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ABORIGINAL MYTHS, Bozig, Sreten In Conjunction with Alan Marshall,
1 ABORIGINAL MYTHS Bozig, Sreten In Conjunction with Alan Marshall,
Melbourne Gold Star Publications 1972 0726001139 / 9780726001130 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
RELIGION; Aboriginees; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color Illustrations; 8vo; 0 12527 
Price: 14.05 USD
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BIG RED, Lamond Henry G
2 BIG RED Lamond Henry G
London Faber & Faber Ltd 1953 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 284 pages; Life as a kangaroo in a mob. ; 0 30301 
Price: 37.55 USD
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IT HAPPENED IN AUSTRALIA, Harris, Leila Gott, and Harris, Kilroy
3 IT HAPPENED IN AUSTRALIA Harris, Leila Gott, and Harris, Kilroy
Bloomington, IL Mcknight & Mcknight 1936 First Edition Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; Juvenile travel book ; 0 12040 
Price: 36.46 USD
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LAND OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS: AUSTRALIA. W290, Council, Australian Publicity
4 LAND OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS: AUSTRALIA. W290 Council, Australian Publicity
Australian Publicity Council Very Good with no dust jacket 
Southern Hemishphere; ANTARTICA; AUSTRALIANA; TRAVEL; GEOGRAPHY; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Land of the Southern Cross: Australia, Australian Publicity Council, Melbourne, 1956, 160pp. Oversized, with many photo-plates, many in color, textural photographs, illustrations, map, etc.. Blue and gilt cloth over hard boards, a little faded but otherwise near fine. No Dust jacket. AUSTRALIA, SOUTHERN HEMISHPHERE, ANTARTICA, AUSTRALIANA SCARCE TRAVEL GEOGRAPHY; 4 17116 
Price: 28.01 USD
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MORETON MILES ; A PRIVATE IMPRINT MADE IN THE 10TH YEAR OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, Baylebridge, William 1883-1942 [Blocksidge, William]
5 MORETON MILES ; A PRIVATE IMPRINT MADE IN THE 10TH YEAR OF THE AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH Baylebridge, William 1883-1942 [Blocksidge, William]
Private 1910 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 96 pages; MORETON MILES ; a private imprint made in the 10th year of the australian commonwealth. A book dealer's comments states that it is almost certainly a first printing. Author was a philosopher, poet and lawyer who arrive in England in 1906. Card covers with darkened edges- see graphic. ; 0 30305 
Price: 93.95 USD
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6 WILD SHORES OF AUSTRALIA Fisher, , Ron
National Geographic 0792273621 / 9780792273622 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; National Geographic Society; Color Illustrations; 199 pages; Filled with the normal stunning nat Geo photography along with descriptive text. Sound and tight with DJ; 0 2376 
Price: 14.05 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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