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1 Baker, Sidney J. The Ampol Book of Australiana: Annals and Oddities. With Sports Section by Geoff Allen. Line Drawings by Linday Parker.
Sydney: Currawong Publishing Co., [1963]. 
Octavo, (hardcover), decorative boards, xvi, 223 pp. Bookplate; otherwise, Fine in a Very Good dust jacket. ‘Filled with Australian ‘firsts', with basic facts, with records, with curiosities...The book is the harvest from 30 years' garnering by one of Australia's most versatile writers...Over that period Sidney J. Baker accumulated thousands of facts relating to the settlement of the Continent and its formative years down to the present day...Whether your interests lie pricipally in Melbourne Cup statistics, in the realms of literature, drama and music, in sheep and cattle, industry or commerce, history or the professions, you will find many surprising facts here about the Australian scene.' 
Price: 8.50 USD
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2 Becke, Louis. Wild Life in Southern Seas.
New York: New Amsterdam Book Company, 1898. First American Edition. 
Octavo, illustrated cloth (hardcover), uncut, viii + 369 pp. Very Good, spine darkened, some foxing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Brown, Forest B. H. Cornaceae and Allies in the Marquesas and Neighboring Islands. [Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Bulletin 52/Bayard Dominick Expedition, Publication Number 13].
Honolulu, Hawaii, Bernice P. Biship Museum, 1928. 
Signed Presentation Copy. Octavo, string-bound stiff brown wrappers, 22 pp. Illustrated. Near-Fine. From Introduction: Of the angiosperms which appear to date back to the beginning of the floral history of the islands of the South Pacific, Cornus and its near allies consitute a group of special interest. The members exhibit characters which not only point to a common origin of the group as a whole, but also link the living species with the early fossil floras of the continent. New lines of evidence are disclosed which indicate that the geological history of Celastrus and Ilex, foun din the Marquesas and in other high islands of Polynesia, is closely linked with that of the new genus Lautea of the Austral Islands, Corokia of New Zealand, and Cornus of the northern hemisphere... 
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4 Butler, Michael. Return to Gan: An Illustrated Diary, 1960 & 1998.
West Sussex, England: Woodfield Publishing, (2001). First Edition. 
Octavo, softbound (stiff, full-color photo illus. white wrappers), 200 pp. Near-Fine, with lightly rubbed edges. An illustrated diary describing life at the RAF Airbase on the island of Gan, Adoo Atoll, Maldives in 1960 and a return visit in 1998. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Dickson, Lillian. Lillian Dickson's South Seas Story. Edited by Marilyn Dickson Tank.
N.l.: The Mustard Seed, (1986). First Edition. 
Octavo, softbound, 266 pp. Map, color photos. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Drury, Susan. Native Animals of Australia. Photographs by Harry Frauca. [Macmillan Pocket Guide].
Australia: The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd., (1981). 
Narrow octavo, grey cloth (hardcover), 120 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. Illustrated with numerous photos. From jacket: Australia has many distinctive forms of animal life; this book provides a brief informative look at the many species of Australia's Native Animals. Details of their habits and distribution are fully described in the text. 
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7 Fairchild, David. Garden Islands of the Great East: Collecting Seeds from the Philippines and Netherlands India in the Junk “Cheng Ho.”
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, map illus. endpapers, 239 pp. Very Good, with light wear to cloth. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Lijphart, Arend. The Trauma of Decolonization: The Dutch and West New Guinea. [Yale Studies in Political Science, 17].
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), red spine label, gilt letters, xi, 303 pp. Fine, in a Very Good, age darkened dust jacket with edgewear. From jacket: Mr. Lijphart demonstrates in this study that the motives behind Dutch reluctance to let go of West New Guinea were subjective and psychological. This case, he says, refutes economic explanations of colonialism. He shows that West New Guinea was an economic, strategic, and political liability to the Netherlands and that its stubborn attempt to hold on to the colony was motivated soley by an emotional attachment to it as a symbol of national power and imperial grandeur. Mr. Lijphart analyzes in great detail the alignment of domestic political forces. He describes the pressures exerted on the government by various interest groups, the role of the press, and the viewpoints of the political parties, and he traces changes in policy that ended in the eventual, inevitable withdrawal... 
Price: 12.50 USD
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9 London, H. I. Non-White Immigration and the “White Australia” Policy.
New York: New York University Press, 1970. First Edition. 
Signed and Inscribed by the Author: “To my colleagues, co-conspirators and, most important, my buddies.” Octavo, brown cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xv + 318 pp. Near-Fine, with light rubbing to edges; in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with sunning to spine and light edgewear. From dust jacket: Reflecting an increasing concern with her image as an Asian state, Australia in 1966 proposed dramatic changes to liberalize her non-Caucasian immigration policy. This thoroughly researched book is the first historically and sociologically comprehensive overview of changing attitudes and resultant policies. Professor London, who did the research for this book at the Australian National University in 1966-67, carefully examines the pressure groups competing for ascendancy in Australian political life. He includes an account of foreign and domestic opionion, causes celebres regional agreements, strategic arrangements, and the role of non-Europeans already residing in Australia. In addition, the text incoporates previously unreleased information obtained from politicians, reformers, scholars, and other notable Australians. Non-White Immigration and the White Australia Policy evaluates its controversial subject without polemic and offers presciptions for future immigraion reform which might enhance Australia's position among Asian states. Political scientists and demographers, as well as the general public interested in immigration and race relations, will find this book required reading. 
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10 Ong, Charlson. The Philippine National Red Cross: 50 Years of Courage and Commitment.
N.l.: Philippine Red Cross and GMA Foundation, (1997). 
First Edition. Folio, red boards (hardcover), 199 pp. Color photographs, black & white photographs. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Payne, W. H.; Managing Editor. Australian Plants, A Quarterly Periodical Devoted to the Australian Flora. Volume 5 (Issues No. 37-44). With, The Language of Botany, by C. Debenham.
Society for Growing Australian Plants, 1968. 
Octavo, green leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 384 pp + 208 pp. Near-Fine, with slightly soiled covers. Illustrated with full-color photographs. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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12 Reed, A. W. Treasury of Maori Folkore.
Wellington: A. H. & A. W. Reed, (1974). 
Octavo, orange cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 491 pp. Fine (As New) in a Very Good dust jacket with sunned spine & lightly rubbed edges. From jacket: The majestic sweep of Maori tradition moves through the pages of this book; here, for the first time, is a full collection of the myths, legends, and religious beliefs of the New Zealand Maori. Maori folklore and legend has its own peculiar quality, being closely allied to nature in all its manifestations, and with a depth of thought and of religious feeling which is an important part of the Maori life. No other book has attempted to make such a wide collection, to show the variations in well-known legends amonst different tribes, and to gather lesser-known stories within the covers of one volume. 
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13 Sinclair, James. Cape York to Coolangatta.
Milton, Queensland: The Jacaranda Press, [1981]. 
Oblong quarto, blue boards (hardcover), gilt letters, x, 150 pp. Very Good+, with former owner inscription and light edgewear, in a Fine dust jacket. ‘From the wilderness of Cape York Peninsula to the glittering playground of the Gold Coast, James Sinclair roamed in his campervan, through lush jungles and sugarlands, cattlelands, holiday resorts and coal-rich plainns, making frequent excursions by light aircraft and small boat, to capture with his camera Queenslands's islands, mountains, forests, streams, settlements, cities and people. Sinclair's outstanding photographs could stand alone, but are supported by an authoritative text that examines the history, geography and rapidly developing industries of a blooming and beautiful state.' 
Price: 12.00 USD
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14 Society for Growing Australian Plants. Australian Plants, A Quarterly Periodical Devoted to the Australian Flora. Volume 3 (Issues No. 21-28). With, A Catalogue of Australian Native Plants in Cultivation by E. Em. M. & E. R. Boddy.
Society for Growing Australian Plants, 1964. 
Octavo, green leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 384 pp + 74 pp. Cracked upper hinge; otherwise, a Near-Fine copy with embossed former-owner stamp to ffep. Illustrated with full-color photographs. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Society for Growing Australian Plants. Australian Plants, A Quarterly Periodical Devoted to the Australian Flora. Volume 4 (Issues No. 29-36). With, West Australian Wildflowers for Horticulture, by Ken Newby.
Society for Growing Australian Plants, 1966. 
Octavo, green leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 380 pp + 128 pp. Fine. Illustrated with full-color photographs. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Society for Growing Australian Plants. Australian Plants, A Quarterly Periodical Devoted to the Australian Flora. Volume 6 (Issues No. 45-52). With, West Australian Wildflowers for Horticulture, Part 2, by Ken Newbey.
Society for Growing Australian Plants, 1970. 
Octavo, green leatherette (hardcover), gilt letters, 380 pp + 256 pp. Near-Fine, with slightly soiled covers. Illustrated with full-color photographs. 
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17 Verburg, Go. Anak-Anak Mas.
Nijkerk: G. F. Callenbach, n.d. [ca. 1965.] 
Octavo, green cloth, 224 pp. Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Wallace, Phyl and Noel. Children of the Desert.
Melbourne, Australia: Thomas Nelson (Australia) Limited, (1977). Revised Edition. 
Quarto, hardcover (slick, full-color photo. illus. boards), full-color photo. illus. endpapers, 61 pp. Illustrated with numerous photographs. Fine (as New); in a Near-Fine dust jacket with former-owner's neatly inked notation to flap. From dust jacket: This new revised edition of Children of the desert has been published in response to the many people who have written to the Wallaces from all over the world asking what has happened to the children of the Desert People since the book was first published....Children of the Desert is an apt description of the children of the Pitjantjatjara people, for this tribe still live their nomadic lives in the heart of Australia, their only contact with the white man or the white man's civilisation being the missionaries, the welfare officers and the passing anthropologist. Through this book Phyl and Noel Wallace share with us their discoveries about these Aboriginals and, more especially, their children... Although Noel Wallace's very fine photographs make the first impact, the text is as skilful and as illuminating. In a series of anecdotes Phyl brings these children to life... 
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