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British Parliamentary Papers series: Report of the Royal Commission on the Australian International Exhibition 1882 (Colonies: Australia, 29).

By: British Parliamentary Papers:

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Shannon, Ireland, Irish University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 25318


(British Parliamentary Papers: Colonies; Australia, 29. ) Reprint. F'cap folio. 492pp. Quarter morocco and cloth. Very good. View more info

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Catalogue of the Minerals of South Australia, with the mines and other localities where found; and brief remarks on the mode of occurence of some of the principal metals and ores.

By: BROWN, H.Y.L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Mineralogical Society of South Australia: 1998

Seller ID: 32841


Facsimile reprint (first published Adelaide, 1893), with the addition of a biography and select bibliography by Geoff Randall and David Cowen. [xiv], 34pp, stapled in stiff wrappers. A very good clean copy. View more info

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A Practical Treatise on Tree Culture in South Australia

By: BROWN, J.E.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Government Printer: 1881

Seller ID: 34986


With numerous illustrations by J.W. Lowe. 8vo. xii, 116pp, frontis and 9 other b&w plates (of individual trees), 76 figures on 18 plates (one folding). Original navy-blue half leather and cloth, spines with gilt rules, title gold-blocked on the upper board; extremities a little rubbed. Endpapers and edges marbled (the latter a little faded). Foxing on the rear of the free endpapers and facing blank leaves, otherwise clean. A very good copy. View more info

Captain Cook's Voyages.

By: Captain Cook:

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 22870


Herbert Strang's Library series. Colour frontispiece, 256pp, 15pp publisher's advertisements. Original blue blind-decorated cloth with gilt school arms on top board (some rubbing wear on extremities, spine discoloured, small marks). Slightly canted. Edges yellowed, with small stain on top edges. Offsetting on endpapers. A few spots on first couple of leaves and advertisements, mark in lower margins pp221 - 224, otherwise interior clean. School prize plate on front paste-... View more info

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Narrative of an Expedition undertaken under the direction of the late Mr Assistant Surveyor E.B. Kennedy, for the exploration of the country lying between Rockingham Bay and Cape York; by Wm. Carron, one of the Survivors of the Expedition .

By: CARRON, William.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bundaberg, Queensland, Corkwood Press: 1996

Seller ID: 34319


Facsimile (first published 1849). Small 8vo. vi, 98pp, folding map, illustrations. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. View more info

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Carter's Price Guide to Antiques in Australia. 1996 Edition.

By: Carter's:

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Carter's Promotions: 1996

Seller ID: 11124


Large 4to. 592pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Pictorial laminated boards. Fine. View more info

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Carter's Price Guide to Antiques in Australia. 1990 Edition.

By: CARTER, Alan & June (eds)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sydney, The Editors: 1990

Seller ID: 9593


Large 4to. 608pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Illustrated papered boards. Very good. View more info

SNOWBALL.

By: CASEY, Gavin.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1958

Seller ID: 12150


250pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with d/w (clipped). Owner's name on ffep. Very good. View more info

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The Mapping of Terra Australis.

By: CLANCY, Robert.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Macquarie Park, NSW, Universal Press: 1995

Seller ID: 9475


4to. 192pp, well illustrated in colour. Laminated pictorial boards with dustwrapper (now in protective sleeve). A very good to fine clean copy. ISBN 0731908317 ***A guide to early printed maps of Australia, Antarctica and the South Pacific. View more info

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Captain Bully Hayes : blackbirder and bigamist.

By: CLUNE, Frank.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1970

Seller ID: 5827


First edition. 177pp, 22 illustrations, endpaper maps. Black cloth with dustwrapper (extremities a little rubbed, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. View more info

The Convicts 1788-1792 : a study of a one-in-twenty sample.

By: COBLEY, John.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sydney, Wentworth Press: 1965

Seller ID: 15739


(Studies in Australian and Pacific History No.3) 500 copies. Small 4to. viii,104pp, b&w frontis. Soft covers (spine and fore-margin of front cover discoloured by sunning and spotting). Slight curling of lower corners last few leaves. Owner's details on first (blank) page. Good. View more info

Miles Franklin in America : her unknown brilliant career.

By: COLEMAN, Vernon.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Sirius/Angus & Robertson: 1981

Seller ID: 9054


219pp, b/w illustrations. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. Signed by the author on title-page. View more info

The Discovery of Australia. A Critical, Documentary and Historic Investigation Concerning the Priority of Discovery in Australasia by Europeans before the arrival of Lieut. James Cook, in the "Endeavour", in the year 1770.

By: COLLINGRIDGE, George.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Drummoyne, NSW, Golden Press: 1983

Seller ID: 25429


Facsimile edition. 4to. 376pp, b&w illus, maps. Original cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine sunned). Very good. Large folding coloured map loosely inserted (facsimile of a sea-chart by Pieter Goos and Joannes van Keulan, 1680). ***First published Hayes Brothers, Sydney, 1895. View more info

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An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales. With Remarks on the Dispositions, Customs, Manners etc., of the Native Inhabitants of that Country.

By: COLLINS, David.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia: 1971

Seller ID: 15344


(Australiana Facsimile Editions, no 76.) See Ferguson 263 & 350. Two volumes. 4to. [xx], xxxviii, 620pp, maps & illustrations & xvi, 336pp, maps, illustrations (several coloured). Brown cloth, green spine labels, extremities a trifle rubbed. Edges yellowed, light spotting on edges and endpapers, otherwise a very good clean set. ***The most important of the books published by the officers who came with the First Fleet. Collins was the Judge-Advocate of the infant colony,... View more info

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Grand Lodge of Western Australia of Antient, Free and Accepted Masons : a brief historical survey 1950-1975. Being a sequel to Golden Jubilee History 1900-1950.

By: COLLINS, N.R.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Perth, WA, [The Lodge: 1978]

Seller ID: 34467


4to. 110pp. Duplicated typescript, stapled with cloth-backed stiff wrappers. A very good clean copy. ***Two appendixes list the lodges consecrated (nos 272-345) and the grand officers during this period. View more info

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The Road From Coorain : an Australian memoir.

By: CONWAY, Jill Ker.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Heinemann: 1989

Seller ID: 34168


Small 8vo. 238pp. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0855613211 View more info

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Journal of Proceedings at Endeavour River 11 June - 14 August 1770.

By: COOK, James.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Malvern, Victoria, Banks Society: 2010

Seller ID: 17329


Transcribed by Captain W.J.L. Wharton. Edited, with an Introduction, by John Currey. 63pp, b&w illus, folding chart, folding map loosely inserted at rear. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 094958617X View more info

Ruth Cracknell: a biased memoir.

By: CRACKNELL, Ruth.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ringwood, Vic., Viking: 1997

Seller ID: 24660


307pp. Original cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Inscription on front free endpaper. Very good. ISBN 0670861979 View more info

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An Account of the Settlement at Sullivan Bay, Port Phillip, 1803.

By: CROOK, William Pascoe.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Melbourne, The Colony Press: 1983

Seller ID: 31869


Edited, with an introduction and notes, by John Currey. First edition. #90 of 185 copies. 76pp, 2 folding illustrations (sketched view and map of the settlement, both by G.P. Harris), 2 tipped-in plates, 2 other illustrations. Half leather and marbled paper boards, place ribbon. Fine. View more info

Image for Annals of Bendigo : Volumes 7 (1951-70) & 8 (1971-87).

Annals of Bendigo : Volumes 7 (1951-70) & 8 (1971-87).

By: CUSACK, Frank (ed).

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Bendigo, Sandhurst Trustees (and others): 1988

Seller ID: 32929


Two soft cover volumes, 4to, in stiff card slipcase. 216 & 217-394pp, each volume with 4pp coloured illustrations and many text illustrations in b&w. Fine condition, signed by the editor. View more info

Image for Trading Posts or Penal Colonies : the commercial significance of Cook's New Holland route to the Pacific.

Trading Posts or Penal Colonies : the commercial significance of Cook's New Holland route to the Pacific.

By: DALLAS, Ken

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hobart, Fullers Bookshop: 1969

Seller ID: 4552


132pp, b&w illus. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. Owner's name. ***An early and original contribution to the 'trade vs convict dumping ground' debate. View more info

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Digging, Squatting and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia.

By: DALY, Mrs Dominic D.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Victoria Park, WA, Hesperian Press: 1984

Seller ID: 34868


Facsimile edition (first published London, 1887). x, 368pp, folding map. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine a little faded). Light foxing on the edges, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0859050688 View more info

Image for The Labour of Loss : mourning, memory and wartime bereavement in Australia.

The Labour of Loss : mourning, memory and wartime bereavement in Australia.

By: DAMOUSI, Joy.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Cambridge University Press: 1990

Seller ID: 35798


(Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare, 7.) 212pp. Soft covers. A very good+ clean copy. ISBN 052166974X View more info

Voyages and Discoveries.

By: DAMPIER, William.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Amsterdam/New York, N. Israel/Da Capo Press: 1971

Seller ID: 31355


With an Introduction and notes by Clennell Wilkinson. Facsimile of the 1931 edition (Argonaut Press #11). 4to. xxxvi, 312pp. 4 folding maps. Top edges tinted blue. Synthetic cloth with title labels. Fine. View more info

A Book Collector's Notes on items relating to the Discovery of Australia, the First Settlement, and the Early Coastal Exploration of the Continent.

By: DAVIDSON, Rodney.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Cassell: 1970

Seller ID: 7680


138pp, illus. Original cloth with dustwrapper (price-clipped, spine faded and slightly rubbed at the head). Very good. View more info

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A Book Collector's Notes on items relating to the discovery of Australia, the first settlement, and the early coastal exploration of the continent.

By: DAVIDSON, Rodney.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Cassell: 1970

Seller ID: 16730


#41 of 250 copies, signed by the author. Small 4to. 138pp, illustrations. Blue/green buckram, gilt titles on spine. A very good to fine clean copy. View more info

Image for At Work and Play : our past in pictures.

At Work and Play : our past in pictures.

By: Davies, Alan.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Sydney, State Library of New South Wales: 1989

Seller ID: 33570


Oblong 4to. 128pp, full-page b&w photographs. Soft covers. Owner's inscriptions on title-page, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 073056293X ***The images, mostly from the early 20th century, but some earlier, drawn from the 7000 collected from NSW country towns in a Bicentennial year project. View more info

CONDOLENCES OF THE SEASON. Selected poems.

By: DAWE, Bruce

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Cheshire: 1971

Seller ID: 9671


118pp. Soft covers (front rubbed). Bookplate on front paste-down. Newspaper clippings loosely inserted. Very good.. View more info

The Moods of Ginger Mick.

By: DENNIS, C.J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1980

Seller ID: 26119


With illustrations by Hal Gye. Umpteenth reprint. Small square 8vo. 144pp, b&w line illustrations throughout. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Light spotting on edges and endpapers, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0207133379 View more info

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The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke.

By: DENNIS, C.J.

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1915

Seller ID: 34207


With cover design and decorations by Hal Gye and Foreword written by Henry Lawson. Second edition. Square 8vo. x, 11-126, [2]pp, 16pp publisher's catalogue, dated November 1915 (last blank), illustrated in b&w. Original pictorial cloth, slightly faded, extremities rubbed. Edges yellowed, slight offsetting on the nedpapewrs, contemporary inscription: 'Trusting H.... will appreciate the literature of his country and the language of his fatherland'. A good clean copy. *** '... View more info

Image for Voyage to Disaster : the life of Francisco Pelsaert covering his Indian Report to the Dutch East India Company and the wreck of the ship Batavia in 1629 off the coast of Western Australia, together with the full text of his journals...

Voyage to Disaster : the life of Francisco Pelsaert covering his Indian Report to the Dutch East India Company and the wreck of the ship Batavia in 1629 off the coast of Western Australia, together with the full text of his journals...

By: DRAKE-BROCKMAN, H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1963

Seller ID: 32318


All translations from the Dutch and Old Dutch by E.D. Drok. First edition. 318pp, frontis, 8 plates (21 illustrations), 2 full-page maps, endpaper maps. Brown cloth with dustwrapper (several small chips from lower edge, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy in good d/w. *** [title continues] '...concerning the rescue voyages, the mutiny on the Abrolhos Islands and the subsequent trials of the mutineers.' The Batavia Mutiny. View more info

Image for Norfolk Island Hospitals and Public Health from the 1st convict settlement.

Norfolk Island Hospitals and Public Health from the 1st convict settlement.

By: DUKE, John S. et al. Edited by Merval Hoare.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Norfolk Island Historical Society: 1994

Seller ID: 29161


Large 8vo. 58pp, illustrated. Soft covers, slight crease to top corners. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0959908617 View more info

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Sons in the Saddle.

By: DURACK, Mary.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1983

Seller ID: 23396


First edition. 442pp, b&w photographs, map. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (part faded). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0091484200 View more info

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To Be Heirs Forever.

By: DURACK, Mary.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1976

Seller ID: 33154


286pp, illustrated, 2 maps, folding family tree. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine slightly faded). ISBN 0094611009 ***The story of Eliza and Will Shaw, pioneer settlers at the Swan River colony in 1829 View more info

Image for Daniel Solander : collected correspondence 1753-1782.

Daniel Solander : collected correspondence 1753-1782.

By: DUYKER, Edward and Per Tingbrand (ed and trans).

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Miegunyah Press (MUP): 1995

Seller ID: 32079


1000 copies. 466pp, 3 maps, 36 plates, some in colour. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 052284636X View more info

Image for Francois Peron : an impetuous life : naturalist and voyager.

Francois Peron : an impetuous life : naturalist and voyager.

By: DUYKER, Edward.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Miegunyah Press (MUP): 2006

Seller ID: 21430


First edition. 350pp, 24 illustrations in colour and duotone, 3 maps. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0522852602 ***The winner of the fourth (biennial) Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize, awarded by the Australian Association for Maritime History and the Australian National Maritime Museum. François Péron was a zoologist on Nicolas Baudin's expedition to Australia and the Pacific 1801-03. He wrote the f... View more info

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Citizen Labillardiere : a naturalist's life in revolution and exploration.

By: DUYKER, Edward.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Miegunyah Press (MUP): 2003

Seller ID: 16194


383pp, b&w illustrations, maps. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ***Signed by the author (in Hobart, April 2003). ISBN 0522850103 View more info

Image for Citizen Labillardiere : a naturalist's life in revolution and exploration.

Citizen Labillardiere : a naturalist's life in revolution and exploration.

By: DUYKER, Edward.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Miegunyah Press (MUP): 2003

Seller ID: 28674


383pp, b&w illustrations, maps. Soft covers. Gift inscription on the imprint page. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0522851606 View more info

Image for The Florilegium of Captain Cook's first voyage to Australia, 1768-1771.

The Florilegium of Captain Cook's first voyage to Australia, 1768-1771.

By: EBES, Hans.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Ebes Douwma / Sotheby's: 1988

Seller ID: 35278


4to. 200pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. WITH: the 20pp Sotheby's booklet of information for buyers (the centre sheet of estimates is loose and most of the first 337 lots have had pencilled realised prices added); and an invitation to the auction and a press review of the event. ***The catalogue for the auction of 26 June 1988 (Sydney) and 2-3 July 1988 (Melbourne) in which 650 of the 738 engravings (all then published), printe... View more info

Terra Australis: the furthest shore.

By: EISLER, William & Bernard Smith.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW: 1988

Seller ID: 26292


4to. 240pp, profusely illustrated in b/w and colour. Soft covers. Very good. Rodney Davidson's copy with his bookplate on the inside of the upper wrapper and signed inscription 'presented during recent visit to the exhibition 14/8/88' on half-title. ISBN 0642134642 ***The catalogue for the NSW bicentennial exhibition. View more info

The Furthest Shore. Images of Terra Australis from the Middle Ages to Captain Cook.

By: EISLER, William.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 7716


4to. 180pp, profusely illustrated in b/w and colour. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Very good to fine. Owner's bookplate on front paste-down. View more info

Image for A Living Force : Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth.

A Living Force : Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth.

By: ELY, Richard (editor, with Marcus Hayward and James Walden).

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Hobart, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies: 2001

Seller ID: 14011


420pp, 6 illustrations. Cloth with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. View more info

Image for A Living Force : Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth.

A Living Force : Andrew Inglis Clark and the Ideal of Commonwealth.

By: ELY, Richard (editor, with Marcus Hayward and James Walden).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Hobart, Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies: 2001

Seller ID: 14012


420pp, 6 illustrations. Soft covers; spine and adjecent strips faded. A good clean copy. View more info

History of Australian Discovery. Part I : from the earliest times to the foundation of the colony of New South Wales.

By: Exploration:

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Alburgh, England, Archival Facsimiles: 1987

Seller ID: 7674


A reproduction of the copy in the British Library. Small 8vo. 120pp, 4 plates. Bound in blue buckram with title labels. Fine. ISBN 1852970022 ***Facsimile of The History of Australian Discovery and Colonisation, published by Hanson and Bennett, Sydney, 1865. Covers the pre-settlement maritime exploration of the continent, and the First Fleet. View more info

Northern Territory Centenary of Exploration 1860-1960. Souvenir Booklet.

By: Exploration:

Price: $20.00

Publisher: n.p., Dept. of Territories: nd

Seller ID: 9118


Oblong 4to. 28pp, b/w illus incl maps. Wrappers (rubbed, lighly creased). Very good. View more info

Image for Report of the Expedition to King George's Sound 1841 and the Death of Baxter.

Report of the Expedition to King George's Sound 1841 and the Death of Baxter.

By: EYRE, Edward John.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Sullivan's Cove: 1983

Seller ID: 35037


#44 of 155 copies. Small 8vo. 48pp. Hand-set and printed by the Nag's Head Press, Christchurch. Full brown cloth, paper title label on the upper board, with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. View more info

The Story of John Fairfax : commemorating the centenary of the Fairfax Proprietary of the Sydney Morning Herald 1841-1941.

By: FAIRFAX, J.F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sydney, John Fairfax and Sons: 1941

Seller ID: 9957


Illustrated by Adrian Feint. Small 4to. 169pp, colour frontis, b&w plates, line illus. Quarter leather (head and tail of spine rubbed) with parchment d/w (spine sunned, a couple of small chips, verso spotted). A few light spots on eps. Very good. View more info

Mostly Australian.

By: FENNER, Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Georgian House: 1945

Seller ID: 18085


With 12 drawings by John C. Goodchild. 2nd edition, revised. 181pp, line illus. Original cloth-backed papered boards (back lower corner bumped) with dustwrapper (price clipped, small chip from head of spine). Small clip from top corner of ffep. Very good to good. View more info

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Bushrangers.

By: FINGER, Charles J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Robert M. McBride: 1924

Seller ID: 31546


Illustrated with woodcuts by Paul Honore. xvi, 216pp, frontis & 7 other two-colour woodcut plates, pictorial endpapers. Black cloth, gilt gun device and title on the upper board, spine a little faded, extremities a little rubbed. Slight printer's crease to inner top corners of a few early leaves, otherwise a good to very good clean copy. View more info

The Wild Men of St Helena.

By: FINGER, Jarvis.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Brisbane, Boolarong: 1987

Seller ID: 33663


46pp, illustrated. Stapled in stiff pictorial wrappers (slight rubbing to extremities). A good to very good clean copy. View more info