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British Parliamentary Papers series: Correspondence and Papers relating to emigration, Pitcairn's Island and other affairs in Australia 1857 (Colonies: Australia,22).

By: British Parliamentary Papers:

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Shannon, Ireland, Irish University Press: 1969

Seller ID: 25339


(British Parliamentary Papers: Colonies; Australia, 22 ) Reprint. F'cap folio. 672pp. Quarter morocco and cloth. Very good. ***Electoral laws in Victoria and Tasmania, Federal Association, Australian Mail Service, Bank of Australasia, gold discovery. View more info

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

By: British Parliamentary Papers:

Price: $75.00

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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Recollections of an Australian Squatter / Account of a Journey to Gippsland.

By: BRODRIBB, William Adams / BENNETT, Lavinia Hasell.

Price: $385.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Queensberry Hill Press: 1976

Seller ID: 35988


#52 of 350 copies. Folio. 202pp, illustrations and facsimile pages tipped in, folding map at rear. Quarter calf and cloth, raised bands decorated in gilt. Cloth-covered slipcase with gilt framed pictorial inset panel. A fine clean copy. 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-down. Good. ***Childrens' book. 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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Cambridge to Botany Bay : a Victorian family tragedy.

By: CLARK-KENNEDY, A.E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, John Bluff: 1983

Seller ID: 36044


Smal 8vo. 176pp. Cloth with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. ***The story is that of John Frederick Mortlock, transported to NSW for 21 years for an assault on a family member he believed had defrauded him of his inheritance. Mortlock's own memoir, 'Experiences of a Convict...', was published in 1864-65. View more info

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Early Days in Bendigo.

By: CLARKE, F. McKenzie : edited by Frank Cusack.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Carlton, Vic., Queensberry Hill Press: 1979

Seller ID: 35984


1500 copies. 86pp, colour frontispiece, folding map at rear. Contrating green cloth with dustwrapper (a little barely noticeable silverfishing on spine). A very good+ clean copy. 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

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The Crimes of the First Fleet Convicts.

By: COBLEY, John (ed).

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1982

Seller ID: 8544


Reprint. 324pp. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0207145628 ***The records of all 778 convicts transported to 'Botany Bay' in 1787. View more info

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Sydney Cove 1788.

By: COBLEY, John [ed].

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1962

Seller ID: 12851


First edition. 296pp, 4 colour plates (from Bradley's Voyage), 3 contemporary maps (one double-page), 4 illustrations, endpaper maps. Cloth with dustwrapper (extremities rubbed, a little dulled, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. ***Extracts from original diaries. 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

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Sydney Cove 1789-1790.

By: COBLEY, John.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1963

Seller ID: 12183


First edition. 354pp, coloured frontis, map. Green cloth with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. View more info

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Sydney Cove, 1795-1800 : the second governor (Volume V).

By: COBLEY, John.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1986

Seller ID: 25776


Foreword by Bryan Gandevia. First edition. 622pp, map endpapers, bibliography, index. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper; the spine of both book and wrapper faded, its extremities a little rubbed (now in protective sleeve). Owner's name. A good to very good clean copy. 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: 36137


(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. 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, and was later the first Lieut-Governor of Van Diemen's Land. The second volume includes George Bass's account of his voyage with Matthew Flinders through the strait which now bears his name, and which established that ... View more info

Image for 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.

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

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Cottage Gardens in Australia.

By: CUFFLEY, Peter.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Five Mile Press: 1983

Seller ID: 7087


Square 4to. 248pp, illustrated in colour and b&w. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good clean copy. 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 Scheme of a Voyage to convey the conveniences of life, domestic animals, corn, iron, &c., to New Zealand, with Dr. Benjamin Franklin's sentiments upon the subject. London, Aug. 29th, 1771.

Scheme of a Voyage to convey the conveniences of life, domestic animals, corn, iron, &c., to New Zealand, with Dr. Benjamin Franklin's sentiments upon the subject. London, Aug. 29th, 1771.

By: DALRYMPLE, Alexander.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Hobart, James Dally: 1971

Seller ID: 36233


#7 of 150 copies. Small 8vo. 16pp. Hand-set and printed at the Nag's Head Press, Christchurch NZ. Case-bound in blue buckram with paper title label on upper board, light opaque wrapper (short clean tear near head of spine. A very good to fine clean copy. ***The first of Dally's fine publications; after this volume he used the imprint of Sullivan's Cove for many years, before reverting to his own name at the turn of the century. View more info

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A Voyage to New Holland : the English voyage of discovery to the South Seas in 1699.

By: DAMPIER, William : edited with an introduction by James Spencer.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Gloucester, Alan Sutton: 1981

Seller ID: 15138


Large 8vo. 256pp, b&w illus, maps. Soft covers. A very good clean copy. 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

Image for John Gould in Australia : letters and drawings.

John Gould in Australia : letters and drawings.

By: DATTA, Ann.

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Miegunyah Press (MUP): 1997

Seller ID: 35945


With a catalogue of manuscripts, correspondence and drawings relating to the birds and mammals of Australia held in the Natural History Museum, London. Limited to 1000 copies. Large 4to. 502pp, coloured frontis, well illustrated in colour and b&w (including some of Gould's work). Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A very good+ clean copy. 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 The Mechanical Eye in Australia : photography 1841-1900.

The Mechanical Eye in Australia : photography 1841-1900.

By: DAVIES, Alan & Peter Stanbury, with assistance from Con Tanre.

Price: $285.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1985

Seller ID: 36167


4to. xii, 270pp, illustrated, pictorial endpapers. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0195546040 View more info

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The Rise and Fall of Marvellous Melbourne.

By: DAVISON, Graeme.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Melbourne, MUP: 1978

Seller ID: 35956


First edition. 304pp, illustrated. Red cloth, decorated in gilt, with dustwrapper (label removed from foot of spine). Lower corners of the boards a little bumped, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 052284135X ***Davison's famous study of Melbourne's boom years during the 1880s and the bust which followed in the 1890s. 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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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), printed in colour, from the original plates - and some other related prints - were offered. 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

Image for Australian Furniture : pictorial history and dictionary 1788-1938.

Australian Furniture : pictorial history and dictionary 1788-1938.

By: FAHY, Kevin & Andrew Simpson.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Sydney, Casuarina Press: 1998

Seller ID: 8182


#974 of 2000 numbered copies, signed by the authors. Large 4to. 516pp, over 1000 illustrations, 600 in colour. Cloth with dustwrapper, in cloth-covered slipcase. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0646229990 ***Described by the publishers as a companion volume to the authors' Nineteenth Century Australian Furniture (1985). 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

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Journey of Freedom.

By: FINLAY, Eileen.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sydney, Publishers Distributing Co.: 1950

Seller ID: 31384


First edition. 282pp. Original cloth with dustwrapper (some small chips from extremities, light stain on spine). Interior clean and fresh. Owner's name on front free endpaper. Very good. View more info