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1. Adams, Corinne (1966). Language Arts in the Secondary School. Brisbane: Jacaranda Press. 100 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, minor edgewear. By lecturer in Speech and Drama at the Sydney Teachers College. A program of speech education, regarded as essential training for youth in the modern world of speech machines (telephone, gramophone, etc.). Our Book No: 15372. $25 AUD.

2. Agar, Jon (2003). Constant Touch: A Global History of the Mobile Phone (1st ed) [Revolutions in Science]. Cambridge: Icon Books. 172 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. This book takes the mobile phone to pieces, tracing what makes it work, and puts it together again, showing how it was built in different ways in different national contexts in the United states, Europe and the Far East. Jon Agar tells a truly global history of the mobile phone. ISBN: 1840464194. Our Book No: 20792. $10 AUD.

3. Allan, Keith; Burridge, Kate (2006). Forbidden Words: Taboo and the Censoring of Language (1st ed). New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 303 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, covers faintly scratched, minor edgewear. Examines the ways we use language to be polite or impolite, politically correct or offensive, depending on whether we are 'sweet-talking', 'straight-talking' or being deliberately rude. Numerous colourful examples of swearing, insulting, and politically correct ways of using language playfully and figuratively. Of interest to anyone fascinated in how and why we use and avoid taboos in daily conversation. ISBN: 0521525640. Our Book No: 26985. $15 AUD.

4. Archer, Robyn (2010). Detritus: Addressing Culture and the Arts. Perth: University of Western Australia Press. 288 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Robyn Archer has been a remarkable player in Australia's arts and cultural communities for decades - as a feminist, festival director, singer and writer. In this passionate collection of speeches - some even in song - she investigates the artistic process, and how the public regards, uses and values that work. ISBN: 9781742580678. Our Book No: 14114. $28 AUD.

5. Armati, Mary; Cowper, Norman (foreword) (1982). E. G. Waterhouse of Eryldene (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Ure Smith. 112 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos & drawings, tiny mark top edge, minor edgewear. This is the story of the academic linguist E. G. Waterhouse, who is also famous for his research on camellias, and for Eryldene, his Sydney home and property, now owned by the National Trust. ISBN: 0869170031. Our Book No: 20069. $12 AUD.

6. Association, Shanti Volunteer; Wakabayashi, Kyoei (president) (2011). Libraries Beyond Borders: Thirty Years of Experience of a Japanese NGO. Tokyo: Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA). 277 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, tables, bottom corner front cover & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. This book is about the volunteer association in Japan committed to the problem of the many refugees generated in Cambodia's civil war. It provides help, based on education and culture, by conducting relief activities based on libraries. This book was originally compiled in the Japanese language and published in 2011. This English-language edition has been published to more broadly publicize the important work of the Shanti Volunteer Association. Our Book No: 28958. $30 AUD.

7. Bail, Murray (2005). Notebooks 1970 - 2003. London: Harvill. 305 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket). A rare and fascinating glimpse into a writer's life, taken from the working notebooks of the author when he was an unknown writer living in London from 1970-74, and in Sydney 1988-2003 after the publication of Eucalyptus and other novels. (Sections of this book have been previously published as Longhand: A Writer's Notebooks, McPhee Gribble, 1989.). ISBN: 1740513533. Our Book No: 23037. $13 AUD.

8. Barker, N. J. (editor); Collector, The Book; Edwards, A. S. G. (foreword) (2003). The Pleasures of Bibliophily: Fifty Years of The Book Collector: An Anthology. London / New Castle, DE: British Library / Oak Knoll Press. 272 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), spine jacket little faded as common. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. An anthology of 26 key articles from the last 50 years of the authoritative journal on book collecting. ISBN: 0712347798. Our Book No: 17926. $50 AUD.

9. Barnum, Priscilla Heath (editor) (1976). Dives and Pauper: Volume I: Part I [Early English Text Society, No 275]. London: Oxford University Press / Early English Text Society. 359 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos (frontispiece & three foldouts), minor foxing (top edge, rear pastedown, reverse side jacket), jacket scuffed (edgewear, flap clipped). The first volume of a 3-volume set, containing the first half of the text of this classic document. "Dives and Pauper" is an encyclopaedic prose commentary on the Biblical Ten Commandments, cast as a dialogue between a rich layman (Dives) and his instructor, a poor mendicant friar (Pauper). It was composed about 1405 - 1410 by an unknown author, and addresses theological debates of the turbulent period of English church history with unusual directness and complexity. ISBN: 019722282X. Our Book No: 14428. $35 AUD.

10. Baron-Cohen, Simon (1997). Mindblindness: An Essay on Autism and Theory of Mind (Reprint ed). Cambridge, MA: Bradford / MIT Press. 171 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, figures (includes text-photos). Presents a model of the evolution and development of mindreading. He argues that we mindread all the time, effortlessly, automatically, and mostly unconsciously. It is the natural way in which we interpret, predict, and participate in social behavior and communication. Building on many years of research, he concludes that children with autism suffer from mindblindness as a result of a selective impairment in mindreading. ISBN: 026252225X. Our Book No: 18230. $15 AUD.

11. Barrass, Robert (1978). Scientists Must Write: A Guide to Better Writing for Scientists, Engineers and Students (1st p/b ed). London: Science Paperbacks / Chapman & Hall. 176 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. A concise guide to scientists who wish to improve their writing, by lecturer at Sunderland Polytechnic. ISBN: 047099388X. Our Book No: 1879. $10 AUD.

12. Barrett, Charles (editor) (1948). Across the Years: The Lure of Early Australian Books. Melbourne: N. H. Seward (Hawthorn Press, printer). 150 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), black & white photos, colour frontispiece, endpapers lightly toned, top corner front free flyleaf little thinned, minor edgewear few page corner tips. (Limited edition, 650 copies.) A worthy illustrated collection of essays about collecting early Australian books. Our Book No: 4117. $70 AUD.

13. Baume, Y. S. (1942). A Picture Book of Grammar. London: Frederick Warne. Unnum 38 pp. Hardback oblong, green paper-covered boards, red cloth spine, black & red text, black & white drawings, fair plus condition, inside covers lightly toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minimal foxing rear cover, staples rusted, central page little loose (at staples), tiny scuff title page, cloth spine lightly rubbed & faded, rear board lightly warped, bookshop sticker inside front cover. (Estimated date, 1942 or 1950 reprint, Worldcat.) A charming old grammar workbook with many nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, pronouns and prepositions. Our Book No: 26411. $15 AUD.

14. Beebe, Steven A.; Masterson, John T. (2003). Communicating in Small Groups (7th ed). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. 376 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear covers & bottom edge few pages. Seventh edition. This book provides a balance between principles and practice, theory and skills, knowledge and application. This seventh edition contains new information about group and team communication. ISBN: 0205359566. Our Book No: 24876. $20 AUD.

15. Behforooz, Ali; Sharma, Onkar P. (1986). Fortran 77 Syntax. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 136 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, front cover corner creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name. The purpose of this book is to present the syntax of the pioneer computer language FORTRAN. It assumes that readers have acquired problem-solving skills and have learned about problem-solving structures and algorithm development. The book has been designed with the philosophy that problem solving is best learned independent of and before learning a program language. ISBN: 0835932737. Our Book No: 21242. $10 AUD.

16. Behnke, Emil; Pearce, Charles W. (1935). Voice-Training Exercises for Contralto (New or revised ed). London: Chappell & Co. Ltd. 43 pp. Paperback small quarto, thin card covers, good condition, minor pencil annotation, light creases covers, bottom corners pages lightly worn, bottom corner one page insect damage, pages lightly toned, small tears spine, shop sticker cover & title page, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date. (Owner's written name dated 1935. Nicholson's sticker.) Explains clearly techniques to train the voice. Music scores. Our Book No: 24347. $20 AUD.

17. Betro, Maria Carmela; George, Amanda S. (translated) & Bockol, Leslie J. (editor) (1996). Hieroglyphics: The Writings of Ancient Egypt (1st stated, reprint ed). New York: Abbeville Press. 251 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece, map, black & white photos & drawings, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (bottom corner little rubbed). This complete handbook details the secrets of the hieroglyphic writing of the Nile Valley, being a still-vivid look at the gods, the people, and the everyday life of the Ancient Egyptians. This fascinating book traces the origins and the meaning of each sign, as well as its graphic stylization. There is a complete glossary, a bibliography, and an index. The book is a valuable resource for the casual reader, students and specialists. ISBN: 0789202328. Our Book No: 28745. $30 AUD.

18. Bewick, Thomas; Rayner, John (note) (1947). A Selection of Engravings on Wood by Thomas Bewick (1st ed) [King Penguin Series]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 55 pp. Hardback small, good condition, paper covered card covers, black & white illustrations, light foxing endpapers, faint internal foxing few pages, edges lightly toned, covers lightly marked. This delightful little book tells some of Thomas Bewick's life story, and the wood engravings reproduced in this book are all the same size as the originals. The names below the birds and animals are those given to them in the books from which they are taken. The large cuts of the lion and elephant in the end-papers are two of four (the others being a tiger and a zebra), done by Bewick for a menagerie proprietor in 1799. The figure drinking from a hat in the vignette at the head of the text on page five is said to be Bewick himself. Our Book No: 23555. $15 AUD.

19. Beyerstein, Barry L. (editor); Beyerstein, Dale F. (editor) (1992). The Write Stuff: Evaluations of Graphology: The Study of Handwriting Analysis. New York: Prometheus Books. 515 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), rubber stamps. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Gives open-minded readers an overview (though mostly skeptical) of the best evidence available on both sides of the dispute about graphology (handwriting analysis). (Rubber stamp of retired Australian parapsychologist, Harvey J. Irwin.). ISBN: 0879756128. Our Book No: 20107. $25 AUD.

20. Bezor, Annette; Grayson, Richard (essay) (2000). Annette Bezor: A Passionate Gaze (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 65 pp. Hardback wide quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour illustrations, minor edgewear jacket, bottom corner rear cover lightly bumped, tiny scuff bottom corner rear cover. The art of Australian artist Annette Bezor speaks eloquently to a wide audience about the cultural issues and social mechanisms of gender, sexuality, beauty, desire, the body, identity, and their representation. Bezor's painting style ties together many aspects of painting. The history of painting is shown in contemporary forms of communication and representation, including photography, computer-manipulated imagery and the electronic transmission of images. ISBN: 1862545286. Our Book No: 27787. $25 AUD.

21. Biklen, Sari Knopp; Casella, Ronnie (2007). A Practical Guide to the Qualitative Dissertation (1st ed). New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University. 141 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Offers advice and examples of the primary tasks and hidden complications in writing a qualitative thesis, including formulating the topic, collecting the material, and the thesis structure. ISBN: 9780807747605. Our Book No: 13036. $20 AUD.

22. Bird, Delys (editor) (1993). Killing Women: Rewriting Detective Fiction (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 135 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, bottom corners covers & pages little worn, minor edgewear. This book examines issues of femininity and criminality: women and violence, political correctness and private investigators. This collection explores questions of women in crime fiction and women writers of crime fiction, providing provocative comparisons to women's crime fiction in Britain and America. The authors pro