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Jeff Fenech

I love youse All
Modern Publishing
1993 1st Ed pb Weighs 350g. This book has no inscriptions. Book measures 215mm high x 140mm wide. Illustrated with black and white and color photographs. With appendices. Collaborative 'autobiography', recounting the life and great successes of the Australian boxer Jeff Fenech. Introduction by Alan Jones. Foreword by James Packer. vi+216pp, colour & b/w plates. gc but some loose pages
ISBN: 1875481370




My Best Games of Chess 1924 - 1937
G.Bell & Sons London
1947 reprint hb dj-torn 285 pages220mmx140mmx450gms. Po. sig ifc  J.W.Widdicombe - former treasurer of the Newbury Chess Club in England. covers clean but faded where dj is missing see scan. gc and clean overall Reprint of the 1939 edition. A second collection of his finest games. 120 in number and annotated by the master. Includes historic world-championship matches with Capablanca, Euwe, Bogoljubow. Reprinted with memoir, 1947 Here is a collection of 120 of the late A. Alekhine's finest games, annotated by himself, a former chess champion of the world. 286p, list of opponents, list of openings
$25   Bookfinder  $60 Australia
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Diving and Scuba


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John O'Hara  ++

A Mug's Game
A History of Gaming and Betting in Australia

NSW University Press 1st Ed 1988 pb gc 210mm x 135mm x 500gms First Edition. 8vo. 285pp with appendices, bibliography and detailed index. The history of gamblimg in Australia from 1788 and the colonial inheritance to the time of publication with appendices: Twentieth century govt inquiries related to gaming and betting and Gaming and betting (and related) Acts.
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $11
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Express postage $10 within Australia


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Shooting & Guns

Jack Pollard

Straight Shooting
Sydney. Murray. FIRST EDITION. No date (c1960). hb green cloth no dj slight marks but clean inside
255pp.  Numerous black and white photographs. Very good. No dustwrapper. Collection of articles on guns and shooting by Australian writers. Includes chapters on hunting ducks, kangaroos, crocodiles and tigers, etc. 235mmx155mmx600gms. contains articles written by Australia`s top marksmen,the complete book on rifles,cartridges,sights,marks- manship,pistols and hunting.Jack Pollard is Australia's best-known sports journalist.
Published again AH & AW Reed 1967 2nd Ed (DJ says "Fully Revised Third Edition"), The complete book on Rifles, Pistols,Cartridges, Tanning, All Game Hunting. Collection of articles on guns and shooting by Australian writers. Includes chapters on hunting ducks, kangaroos, crocodiles and tigers, etc. Numerous black and white photographs. First published in 1963, revised and enlarged in 1967, a comprehensive guide to game and target shooting, firearms, safety, ammunition and much more. Emphasis on Aust/NZ conditions. 27 expert contributors in this edition. 240mm x 155mm x 800gms

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Gold & Gem Fossicking

    Lapidiary Mineralogy
Gems,Crystals and Jewellery - 4 books

De Michele, Vincenzo (Introduction)
CRYSTALS Symmetry in the Mineral Kingdom
Orbis Books London 1972 First Edition 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hard Cover Good+ 0856131083 80pp, profuse drawings, diagrams, colour plates.  minor wear to spine and corners, inside is clean, square and tight. Gorgeous colour plates of gems and crystals with explanations of the structure and symbolism in crystallography.
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $12
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Anderson, Frank J.
Riches of the Earth: Ornamental, Precious, and Semiprecious Stones
Windward New York 1981 1st ed Dust Jacket Very Good 4to Hard Cover Very Good 223 pages, 48 pages of full-color illustrations, b/w ills throughout, bibliography, indexes. Cloth boards in dust-jacket. The book 'presents a survey of the histories of the major precious and semiprecious stones. Beginning with prehistoric man's first tools and ending with laser beams and holographs, the book's chapters deal with religion, magic, superstition; associations with famous people; legends, discoveries, forgeries, and thefts'.
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $18
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DESAUTELS, Paul E. with photography by Lee Boltin.
Random House. New York. ]1970]. 252, index; fully illustrated in b/w and colour; cardcover; A4 format; cover a little shelf worn, o/wise good condition. The text by the curator of the Smithsonian Institution's Gem and Mineral Collections is authoritative and accompaned with excellent photos.
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $18
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Suzan St.Maur and Norbert Streep
The Jewellery Book
Methuen paperbacks 1981 gc- The first really practical book about jewellery
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $12
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$30 the Lot. Postage ordinary $11 Express $17

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Nancy Keesing

History of the Australian Gold Rushes
Angus and Robertson  1981 reprint hb dj vgc. 412 pp 220mmx140mm550gms Collection of over 120 eye-witness accounts of life on the goldfields between 1851 and the late 1890s. originally published as "Gold Fever"

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Tennis & Racquet Sports

Rod Laver and Roy Emerson

Tennis for the Bloody Fun of it
1976 1st Australian Ed hb green cloth gilt slight marks and fading 285 x 220mm x 1kg 159 pages, many bw photos. Intro by Barry Tarshis
$10   Bookfinder $20 + for this edition

Jane Poynder

Successful Squash
Charles  Letts1981 rep. sc ex lib gc ISBN: 0850974429   95pp   210mmx215x400g. The author was the national Coach, Women's Squash Rackets Association of the UK. Ex lib. GC
Bookfinder  $8




Nancy L. Curry

The Fencing book : a comprehensive manual for developing fencing skills and fundamentals.
Leisure Press New York: , 1984; 1st Ed Stiffened Card Covers.plastic covered Very Good. Ex-Library. 149 pp. isbn 0918438993Browning to page edges. Illustrated  230 x 155mm wt 400gms
$20    Bookfinder $30+




Charles T.Kuntzleman and The Editors of Consumer Guide

The Complete Book of Walking - Total Fitness Step by Step
Simon & Schuster
1979 pb 312 pp cover creased and corners dogeared binding firm and clean inside 600 gms  230mm x 150






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