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Allan D. Wakeham

The History of North Queensland Squadron Air Training Corps (NQ AIRTC)
No publisher mentioned Foreward dated June 1990. Blue paper covers stapled 121 pages 300x210mmx400gms
Bookfinder  $ not listed
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Pub.Collingridge London 1stEd 1961.Amateur Gardening Picture Book No.12. 72p
210mm x 155mm wt 400gms  DJ VGC
$5  Bookfinder $10
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Kent Walker with Mark Schone

Son of a Grifter
William Morrow USA 
2001 1st Ed hb dj  405p 240mmx160x1kg VGC ISBN: 0060188650.The twisted tale of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the most notorious con artists in America
$6   Bookfinder $10

Diane Wallis

Adveriser Magazines Australia
undated sc 80 pages ISBN: 0864110499. In the Australian Family Circle series. In this book many different techniques are explored. profuse diagrams and col photos, patterns. Minor rubbing to edges and small creases to corners of covers, inside is square, clean, tight and unmarked. A patchwork book with a diverse range of projects for the home. 270mmx190mmx400gms
$10   Bookfinder  $20 Australia
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Nora Waln

Reaching for the Stars
Angus & Robertson
 1939 1st Ed brown cloth worn spine faded and bind ing loose one page loose clean inside 310 pp 900gms 220mm x 140mm A personal account by a Quaker and pacifist of four years spent in Nazi Germany, a poignant revelation of the German tragedy American woman's experience In Hitlers Germany
$4   Bookfinder $10

WALSH Maurice

While Rivers Run
Cornstalk Publishing Co.
 1928 1st Ed Blue cloth marked binding loose 330 pages
185 x 120mm wt500gms

Ken Warner

Knives '82
2nd Annual Edition
1981 sc 192 pages  270x215mmx450gms guide to contemporary styles, materials and designs incl directory of custom knife-makers. illustrated with copious b/w photos. sl. age-toning throughout
$20   Bookfinder  $30 Australia
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Jeffrey Watson

Sidney Cotton The Last Plane Out of Berlin
How an Australian took the Nazis for a ride

Publisher: Sydney: Hodder  2002 SBN: 0733615163
Sydney, Hodder Headline 2002 first Aust. edit. - large format p/back Cotton was recruited by MI-6 to fly over Germany and Italy to take photographs of sensitive military sites (often using the best German cameras). He posed as a businessman and, in that guise, met Goering and other high-ranking Nazis. A secret mission to bring Goering to England was aborted, and Cotton escaped from Berlin just as war was declared. 234 x 153mm., pp. x, 262, 600gms b/w plates, large format trade paperback with stiff illus. covers, VGC
$12  Bookfinder $18+

WEBB Barbara

Beginners Book of Navigation
Publisher: London: Ward Lock, 1976; Trade Paperback. Reprint. 8vo - over 7 3/4 " - 9 3/4 " tall. 144pp. illustrated.Several loose pages, but all readable Wt 300gms
$2      Bookfinder $7
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Grahame Webb, Charlie Manolis and Peter Whitehead - editors

Wild Life Management : Crocodiles and Alligators
Surrey Beatty and Sons Pty Ltd in association with The Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory
. July 1987 Ist Ed HB dj (slight tear) isbn 0949324094 300mmx210mmx2.2kg black cloth  552 pages. Very clean and firm inside. This book is a fresh and exciting look at the world's crocodilians and the ways in which they can and are being conserved. It brings together in a single volume the technology for managing crocodilian populations which has developed throughout the world in the 20 year prior to this books publication. A very important and rare book on this subject.
$275  Bookfinder $395


The Economics of Inheritance
Pelican Books 139. Paper back. Good Condiiton spine faded, tight binding., 282 pages 180mm x 110 mm Wt 200gms
$6    Bookfinder $10+
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Lance Wedlick

The Fighting Bream and other Estuary Fish
Curlew Angling Books
.Melbourne sc vgc 47pp 215mmx140x90gms isbn 0909853223 no date
$8   Bookfinder  $10+

Lance Wedlick

Catching Redfin on bait, fllies and spinners
Wedneil Publications Victoria.  
sc no date 48pp vgc 215mmx140x100gms
  Bookfinder  $14+


The Adventures of Tommy
Publisher: Harrap, 1929; VG. First Edition. Quarto. 45 pages 260mm x 210mm Wt.300gms. Originally drawn by HGW in 1898 when ill in bed. This tells the charming story of Tommy who rescues a proud and very rich man from the sea; and the unusual thank you gift Tommy receives. Each text pages printed, then repeated in the original hand writting of H.G.W., along with color illustrations. Brown cloth backed yellow illustrated boards. Alternate pages of typewritten text with opposite page showing humourous coloured illustrations and handwritten type text by H. G. Wells. Yellow boards with illustration and titling on front with brown linen spine. Front cover slightly discoloured see pic.
$100   Bookfinder $100+ (US)
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Experiment in Autobiography: The Autobiography of H.G. Wells
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1934. Orange Cloth binding complete with dust covers.Gilt on spine Very Good/Very Good. in 2 volumes, illustrated with photographs, facsimile letters, and numerous drawings by the author, frontispiece portrait of H.G. Wells. Vols.1 & 2 have 840 pages. Wt.1.2kg 205mm x 135mm
$90   Bookfinder $120+
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In theDays of the Comet
Pub.Benn 1927. In the collected Essex Edition.Volume XII. Leather binding, gilt on spine. Good 271 pages. 175mm x110mm Wt 200gms Slight tear to top of spine
$5   Bookfinder $10+
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In theDays of the Comet
Pub.Benn 1927. In the collected Essex Edition.Volume XII. Brown cloth binding, gilt on spine. Good 271 pages. 175mm x110mm Wt 200gms Slight tear to top of spine
$5   Bookfinder $10+


The War of the Worlds
Pub.Benn 1927. In the collected Essex Edition.Volume XIII. Leather binding, gilt on spine. 212 pages.175mm x110mm Wt 200gms. Spine damaged binding loose
$3   Bookfinder $10+
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The War in the Air
Pub.Bernhard Tauchnitz Leipzig. 1909 Paper Back.343 pages + 30 pages catalogue of other works. 170mm x 120mm Wt 240gms.Poor condition with detached front cover. Needs rebinding.
$10  Bookfinder $?+
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Love and Mr.Lewisham
Pub.T Nelson. no date Red Cloth. Binding poor 286pages. 160 x 110mm.Wt200gms
$2  Bookfinder $5+
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Star Begotten
Pub Sphere Books 1975 GC paperback.180 x 110mm Wt 100gms 128 pages
$3  Bookfinder $5+

Passionate Friends
Pub Boots pure drug no date Picadilly Novel series. Blue cloth, bit loose and spotted. 252 oages 175 x 120 Wt 200 gms
$3  Bookfinder $7+
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History of Mr.Polly
Collins May 1932 14th Imp 185 x 115mm 282 pages Wt 200gms.Blue cloth faded and spotted
$3  Bookfinder $7+

The Work Wealth and Happiness of Mankind
Heinemann London 3rd Edition November 1932  850 Pages. Wt 1.3kg 220mm x 155mm. Blue Cloth. binding a bit loose and front cover faded at top.
$20  Bookfinder $10+
David and Shirley Westlake

Old Tasmania in Sepia
Rigby Ltd ,Adelaide
1979 1st Ed hb dj vgc 96pp  195mmx245mmx510gms ISBN 0727010999 po inscription ifc. otherwise VGC clean and firm
Bookfinder  $25
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Stanley Weyman

A Gentleman of France
Being the Memoirs of Gaston de Bonne Sieur de Marsac
Longmans Green London
1895 New ed. hb gilt titles hb 412p + 28p adverts at rear GC some foxing firm and clean. po stamp ifc frontipiece tissued "Sport of Fools" 190mmx130x800g
$10   Bookfinder $20

John Keegan and Andrew Wheatcroft

Who's Who in Military History from 1453
Promotion Reprint Co. UK
1991 reprint HB dj VGC  359pages  250x190x1.1kg.
book originally published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson, UK, 1976. A fine reference source for all periods of military history.plates and maps, glossary, pp359, **a alphabetical biography from the Persian Shah and conqueror Abbas (1571-1629) to the great Russian WW2 general Zhukov (1895-1974); a very useful reference,
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $20+
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The Second Seal
First Edition
Pub. Hutchinson London 1950. Red Cloth Binding - firm slight marks and slight damage to top of spine. Some pages spotted. 483 pages 207mmh 145mmw Weight 

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Sir Mortimer Wheeler

Early India and Pakistan to Ashoka
Thames and Hudson
1959 1st Ed. HB no dj ex lib usual makings slightly loose but clean inside gc overall 241pp 57 bw photos and l25 line drawings and 7 maps/ 2110 x155mmx1kg part of dj pasted to ofc whole section of photographic plates showing ruins and artifacts Inludes bibliography. -9 chapters with detailed illustrations and maps-Volume 12 in the series Ancient Peoples and Places-General Editor Glyn Daniel. Spine reinforced
$4  Bookfinder $10+

Frances Wheelhouse

Digging stick to Rotary Hoe
Men and Machines in Rural Australia
Rigby Ltd
. 1972 pb ex lib plastic cover GC 180mmx110mmx250gms.with information on John Ridley and the International Harvester Company. Complete with bibliography, illustrations and index. 222p. Author provides a history of agriculture in Australia paying particular regard to the Australian agricultural machinery inventions improved the farming conditions in a country different from so many others.
$12   Bookfinder  $15- $30+ Australia
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Pub. Joseph Whitaker 1982. 1220 pages. Ex Sunshine Coast (Australia) Library Copy in library protective cover inc. Dust Jacket. VGC. New Price 9 195mm x 130mm. Weight 1.1KG packed.
$14    Bookfinder $25+

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Pub. Joseph Whitaker 1974. 1220 pages. 190mm x 15mm Wt.1kg packed
Green cloth and red cloth with gilt on spine. GC
$10  Bookfinder $20+


Pub. Joseph Whitaker 1965. 1229 pages. 190mm x 15mm Wt.1kg packed
Green cloth and red cloth with gilt on spine. Slight mark on spine and spotting on front cover otherwise GC
$20      Bookfinder $35+


Pub. Joseph Whitaker 1961. 1216 pages. 190mm x 15mm Wt.1kg packed
Green cloth and red cloth with gilt on spine. Slight mark on spine and spotting on front cover binding a little loose otherwise GC
$20   Bookfinder $35+


Pub. Joseph Whitaker 1951. 1179 pages. 190mm x 15mm Wt.1kg packed
Green cloth and red cloth with gilt on spine. Slight mark on spine and spotting on front cover binding a little loose otherwise GC
$20    Bookfinder $30+

Capt. Sir G.H.Wilkins, M.C.

Undiscovered Australia
Being an account of an expedition to tropical Australia to collect specimens of the rarer native fauna for the British Museum, 1923-1925
Ernest Benn Ltd
. London 1928 1st Ed. HB no dj green cloth some foxing. 292pages 215mmx140mmx800gms. 48 b&w photographic plates and a folding map (with a short tear). The author describes wildlife, topography, local conditions, his adventures and the native people in considerable detail, with chapters on cannibals, native ceremonies, customs and amusements, etc. The appendix gives the scientific results and the plants, birds, animals and minerals collected. He had previously been with Stefansson in the Arctic, made a heroic flight from Point Barrow to Spitsbergen, and was with the Shackleton expedition in the Antarctic. The London edition is scarcer than the New York edition, which was published the following year.
$70  Bookfinder $86+ for this edition  Book itself is SOLD

Now available in an Electronic version on a DVD $25 post paid anywhere in the world



Black cloth with dust jacket. As New condition
Johannesburg Jonathan Ball 1978 First Edition Formed in Johannesburg in 1918 by a group of young Afrikaners disillusioned by their role as dispossessed people in their own country. 458 pages + 139 pages (Broederbond membership list), numerous b/w ills, black cloth, dust wrapper, dust wrapper chipped, VG/VG
240mmh 150mm w Wt 1.2 packed
$15  Bookfinder $20+
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Evan Whitton

The Hillbilly Dictator
ABC Books
  2001 2nd Ed pb 245pp 210mmx140x400g ISBN: 0733302882 How democracy and the rule of law in Queensland were subverted, and injustice and corruption elevated to the commonplace.
$8   Bookfinder $12

Geoffrey Willans

Down with Skool
Max Parrish London
  9th Imp 1959 hb black cloth slight marks clean and firm po insc ifc
Illustrations by Ronald Searle of "St Trinian" fame. No dust jacket. Black gilt illustrated cloth. 106pp. Many black-and-white caricature drawings. Illustrated feps.A guide to school life for tiny pupils and their parents - the diary of Nigel Molesworth, scholar at St Custard's, who thinks every "skool" is a "bit of a shambles" and the only good thing about school are the boys. 106 pages with many funny black and white illustrations. 200x135mmx300gms

Guy R Williams

The World of Model Cars
Andre Deutsch
 1st Ed 1976 hb plastic cover ex lib alittle loose and well read but clean etc inside 260mm x 195mm x 1.2kg 208 pp 17 color plates, approximately 400 illustrations, pictorial cloth, 1st U.S. edition, very good. The table of contents is as follows: The world of model cars and other road vehicles; How motoring started - through the eyes of the model maker; 'Tinplate' and other early model cars; Unique model cars; Die-cast model cars; Models assembled from kits - mostly metal; The age of plastics; Model tanks and some other military vehicles; Models of commercial and some other vehicles; Speed trials and racing - without radio; Radio-controlled model cars.
Bookfinder $13+

WILLIAMS   Montague QC

Leaves of a Life
Pub. Macmillan & Co. London 374 pages + 44pages index etc Red cloth. Binding loose and publishers front page missing. Good inside.
Being the Reminiscences....Biography of a London Barrister. 190mm x 125 mm Wt600gms. Signed "Capt.M. de Horne from StJohn Brodrick No.1892"
$10  Bookfinder $20

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The Concorde Fiasco
A Penguin Special. First Ed, 1973 Paperback 157pages 180mm x 110mm Wt.100gms. Details the chaotic thinking which lead to the creation of this commercial aviation disaster. It does not mention the British and French Governments' plans to use Concorde as a nuclear bomber in the event of war, and hence much of the funding was hidden in their defence budgets for many years. In reality the true development cost of the Concorde was at least double the published figures. Under the 30 year rule this information may be released shortly. The British government cancelled the Hovertrain to fund Concorde, under Heseltine.

$7    Bookfinder $10+
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Eric Wilson

Worm Farm Management
Pennon Publishing 2002 pb 11pp 230mm x150x400g gc contains advice on feeding regimes,performance indicators,harvesting,temperat- ure requirements...gun shot syndrome,worm walkout & breeder burnout." Full of Practices & Procedures for Worm Farm Production. 'Anyone can be a successful worm grower; all it takes is a little commonsense, an understanding of the worm's natural behaviour and a rotational system of management! ' \n\nEric Wilson's extensive experience in worm farming makes him well equipped to discuss varieties, numbers, bed sizes, manure types, tools--in short, all that is needed to farm worms--right through to mass production possibilities. Worm Farm Management contains advice on feeding regimes, performance indicators, harvesting, temperature requirements and castings. There is information on intriguing behaviours, such as the gut shot syndrome, worm walkout and breeder burnout. \n\nWhether you are interested in running a worm farm purely for the needs of the home garden bed or for full-scale commercial production, the information contained in Worm Farm Management is vital. It is a book that any worm farmer will keep wriggling back to. isbn 1877029130
$10   Bookfinder  $15

Owen Wister

The Jimmy John Boss and other Stories
George Roberston & Co. Australia. 1904 "Colonial Edition", printed in the USA, sc 333pages. paper cover  detached and torn see picture, but clean inside slight foxing. frontispiece picture with tissue, po name on 1st page. This is a rare Australian edition. 190mmx130mmx500gms
Bookfinder  $ not listed but US 1900 1st Editions $70 - $100+

(The) Wonder Book of Aircraft

Publisher: London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, [circa 1953].;  color pictorial boards.Dust cover and in VGC 224 pages, with 300 black & white illustrations and 8 color plates A good copy of this Juvenile book on the subject of aviation.260mm x 190mm
Wt 1.2kg packed
$25  Bookfinder $30+
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Retold by David Kyles. Pub Ward Locke. First Ed. 1953 264 pages, 33 colour plates by Henry Coller, 80 line illustrations by Paul Dessau 254mm x 190mm wt 800 gms. Good copy, coloured board covers. gift inscription on ifc.

$5 Bookfinder $10+

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 The Wonder Book of Nature

Ward Lock; Gloss Illustrated Hardback. Good/No Dust Jacket. 9th Ed. 7x10 Inches. Illustrated gloss hardback cover. Cover plates is of seagulss. Thick book of 258 pages decorated endpapers with fairies Book contains 8 Colour Plates and nearly 350 illustrations. This series was produced with such diverse subjects book of Soldiers book of Pets. quite a nice series to collect. Book slight rub edge and bottom top corners bumped spine worn, but clean in side 1.2 kg
Bookfinder $10+

WOOD Harley

The Southern Sky
Angus and Robertson.
  1967 reprint & Rev. hb 120pp illust.cover. some cockroach damage to covers. good firm binding and clean

Jonathan Wood

Great Marques of Germany
Viscount Books 
1989 hb dj gc 325mmx250mmx1.4kg 224pages.Lavishly illustrated throughout mainly in colour. Foreword by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche. Patterned endpapers. No marks. VG in VG dustjacket. (Motorsport Audi BMW Opel Porsche Volkswagen Mercedes-Benz)
$15   Bookfinder  $25
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WOOD Thomas

 4th imp  new edition1940 no dj gc covers slight marks 190 x 120mm  wt500gms
$4  various copies

James Woodford

The Wollemi Pine
The Incredible Discovery of a living Fossil from the Age of the Dinosaurs
Text Publishing
2000 sc VGC 21 pages  230mmx150mmx330gms. This primitive plant was discovered only 100 km from Sydney in 1994 and was called 'The botanical find of the century'. This living fossil was believed to have become extinct millions of years ago.
A puzzle: if this plant is going to grow well in a variety of habitats now, how did it become restricted to one gorge in the Blue Mountains?
$18   Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $24
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World Motorcycle Guide

World Motorcycle Guide
Books For Pleasure ( Paul Hamlyn)
1977 Ist Australian Edition. hb yellow cloth marked Illus DJ.64 pages 30mm x 235mm x 800 gms. Clean and firm inside. When the history of the 20th century is written the 1970's will surely go down as the decade of the motorcycle.
$10   Bookfinder$15

Jack Woodward

Three Times Lucky
Boolarong Publications 1991 hb dj VGC  First Edition. ISBN 0 646 02970 3 230 pages 250x160mmx600gms illustrated, maps, index; dustjacket, a fine copy. The story is based on the diary, log book and private records of the author, an airman who volunteered in the R.A.A.F. during World War II. He was musteered in air crew as an observer, and trained in Australia. Signed by the author
Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $37
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Kimm Woodward

Animistic Yoga
The Rams Skull Press, Kuranda, Qld  1984 ISBN 0909901457 PB worn but clean 245x165x250gms. First Edition 112pp. Illustrations showing yoga poses throughout. A classic and scarce yoga book.Illustrations showing yoga poses throughout. A classic and scarce yoga book.
Bookfinder  $90+
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World Record Game Fishes Annuals ++

Published by The International Game Fish Association
Years  1979 to 1983 inclusive,  1985 to 1988 inclusive and 1990 (some condensation effects to rear of this book). The rest are all good. Ten annuals in all. Total weight 7kg. Average weight of each around 700g
$30 the lot  Books and Collectibles/Bookfinder  $15 each
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Harry B. Wright

Witness to Witchcraft
Corgi 1964 pb gc  191 pp  180mmx110x150gms some foxing Author's dedication: "This book is respectfully dedicated to the two men who have influenced me most deeply: The late Joao Alberto Lens de Barros, founder of the Fundacao Brasil Central for the Economic Development of the Matto Grosso of Brazil; and Jon Alden Mason, Ph.D., of the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania


History of English Literature
University Tutorial Press London. Black cloth gilt lettering 6thEd reprint 1966
315 pages  190mm x 140mm  Wt 400gms revised by CRWD Moseley.Good
$10    Bookfinder $20+

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Alan Wykes

The Complete Illustrated Guide to Gambling
Doubleday NY1964 ist ed hb green cloth no dj covers slight wearclean and firm inside 352 pp 250mmx170mmx1.1kg  ISBN: 0385052170 A comprehensive worldwide survey of jai alai, biliards, chess, gold, poker, thoroughbred racing, craps greyhounds, etc
Bookfinder  $1 - $61

Norman Wymer

English Country Crafts
A Survey of Their Development from Early Times to Present Day
B.T.Batsford London
  1946 1st Ed HB DJ VGC po inscription ifc green cloth 220mmx140mmx370gms 149 illustrations from photos and drawings  116pp Fascinating descriptions of sixty English country crafts, tracing their history and development. (craft history England tradition community pottery development weaver wheelwright charcoal rush boat construction design hoop)The author provides detailed descriptions of 60 traditional English country crafts & traces their history & development - includes wheelwrighting, saddler, broom & hoop-making, basket-making, rushwork, cricket bats, laddermaking, spinning & weaving, boatmaking & much more
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WYNNE Pamela

The Sealed Door of Love
Pub Philip Alan London 1935 reprint of 1stEd 1933 Red cloth slightly faded and marked.Goodbiding overall VGC 190mm x 120mm  wt400gms 256p
$50   Bookfinder $148 for a 1933 Doubleday Ed 
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