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  • A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder – James De Mille -1900

    A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder – James De Mille -1900

    Published by Harper, New York in 1900. A very good clean copy of this Utopian, Hollow Earth fantasy. By James De Mille and in true Jules Verne style.

    Octavo with original deep red cloth covered boards with black and gilt lettering and device. 291 pages, frontispiece of the author and seven plates.

    During a voyage in the yacht Falcon in 1850 a strange copper cylinder is retrieved from the Ocean. It contains the manuscript of Adam More of Keswick, Cumberland. His is an incredible tale. He was crewing on a vessel taking convicts to Van Dieman’s Land in 1843. On the return journey they went by Desolation Island where they were becalmed … venturing out to catch seal the got into all sorts of trouble and eventually found themselves in an unusual world with the Antarctic among strange people, strange creatures and strange goings on. Regarded as one of the best in the genre …

    From Hobart Town to the centre of the Antarctic and the people that live there

    $150.00

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  • Australian Mineral Specimen – Prehnite – Mullaley

    Australian Mineral Specimen – Prehnite – Mullaley

    A nice example of the mineral Prehnite – Calcium Aluminium Silicate [Ca2Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)2] in a botryoidal (grape like) formation. With an even green colouring.

    From Mullaley NSW

    Nice example of the botryoidal form

    $50.00

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  • French Wine – The Science of the Examination of Red Wine Colour – by J. Dujardin – 1902

    French Wine – The Science of the Examination of Red Wine Colour – by J. Dujardin – 1902

    An interesting 24-page booklet in grey wrappers by J. Dujardin published in Paris in 1902. The French title “L’Examen de intensite colorante des Vin Rouges par le Vino-Colorimetre Salleron”. Very good complete condition.

    It goes on to say the methods can be applied to Spanish wines, liqueurs etc. the booklet describes the scientific approach to assessing wine quality and colour on a scale designed by J Salleron. At the completion is effectively a price list and description of the various accoutrements necessary to satisfy this important science

    Rare red wine science – Paris 1902

    $90.00

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  • Flying Saucers Have Landed – Leslie & Adamski

    Flying Saucers Have Landed – Leslie & Adamski

    This great 1950’s book provides all the proof you need – flying saucers have landed – despite American secrecy.

    Aliens Approach Earth … Best Saucers Book Ever

    $50.00

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