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Antiquarian bookshop in Castlemaine, Victoria, with extensive online holdings.

Key strengths in travel (particularly mountaineering and polar), Aboriginal Australia, art, literature and children’s books.

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Amis, Martin. Invasion of the Space Invaders.
Amis, Martin. Invasion of the Space Invaders. An Addict's Guide to Battle Tactics, Big Scores and the Best Machines. London: Hutchinson, 1982. First Edition. 4to. original printed paper wraps (a little rubbed & creased, some spotting inside covers, else clean & bright); pp.128, with illustrations. A very good copy of an uncommon work by the late English novelist and essayist. Written concurrently with his major novel 'Money', and seemingly at odds with the rest of his literary output, this non-fiction work is both an enthusiastic survey and critique of 1970s/1980s arcade game culture.
Everest comboHoward-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C. K., Brigadier-General Hon. C.G. Bruce and Lieutenant-Colonel E.F. Norton [and Other Members of the Expeditions] Mount Everest [British Expeditions of the 1920s]
London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1922-1925. First Editions. 3 vols. 8vo. Original blue, burgundy and green cloth gilt, uncut. A very good set of the foundational works of Himalayan mountaineering literature, recounting the unsuccessful British attempts to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s, forming a very handsome record of the courage and daring of the early Everesters, including a high point of 8,550 m (28,050 ft) achieved by Norton without oxygen, and the loss of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine in their final push for the summit
Kaberry, Phyllis M. Aboriginal Woman. Sacred and Profane. Introduction by Professor A.P. Elkin. [A study of the aboriginal woman of Australia]
London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1939. First Edition. 8vo. original brown cloth gilt (a trifle rubbed, prev. owner's name and ownership stamp to FFE, else internally clean) in dustwrapper (price-clipped, a trifle rubbed, slight edge fraying); pp. xxxii, 294 (last blank), with frontispiece, 7 illustrations & map. A near fine copy in the scarce jacket. Phyllis Mary Kaberry was a social anthropologist who dedicated her work to the study of women in various societies. Particularly with her work in both Australia and Africa, she paved the way for a feminist approach in anthropological studies
Crozet, Lieut. Julien Marie [H. Ling Roth (trs.)]. Crozet's Voyage to Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Ladrone Islands, and the Philippines, in the years 1771-1772
London: Truslove & Shirley, 1891. First Edition. 8vo. original burgundy cloth gilt (a trifle rubbed, occ. spots and marks, small paper label to spine, else clean & bright throughout); pp. xviii (last blank), 148, with 8 plates + two folding charts (short marginal tear to map). A near fine copy. Ex-libris Lieut. General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, with his bookplate to upper pastedown. Pitt Rivers (1827-1900) was a British army officer, ethnologist and archaeologist, whose ethnographical collections form the basis of the Pitt-Rivers Museum in Oxford
Peters, Dr. Carl. New Light on Dark Africa: being the narrative of the German Emin Pasha expedition, its journeyings and adventures among the native tribes of Eastern Equatorial Africa, the Gallas, Massais, Wasukuma, etc., etc.
London: Ward, Lock, and Co., 1891. First English. 4to. original pictorial red cloth gilt (sl. sunning to spine and upper board, a trifle rubbed, occ. spots, prev. owner's name and discreet blindstamp to prelims., occ. creasing to corner of final leaves, else clean & bright throughout); pp. xviii, 598 (last blank), with numerous illustrations and folding colour map. A very good copy of a scarce book. An account of the 1888-1890 German expedition mounted for the relief of Emin Pasha, German born governor of the Egyptian province of Equatoria, trapped by the Mahdist uprising in Sudan since 1881.