• # 23821


    [ANGRY PENGUINS] Phoenix : 1935-1950

    [The annual literary journal of the University of Adelaide]. Adelaide : Adelaide University Union, 1935-1948 (publication suspended 1940 – 1945, and not issued in 1947), and Adelaide University Students’ Representative Council, 1950). Eight volumes (of nine, lacking the 1949 issue), a near-complete run of this significant journal. Octavo, illustrated card wrappers (a couple marked and …

  • # 23528

    NEVILLE, Richard (1941-2016)

    Play power

    London : Jonathan Cape, 1970. First edition, second printing. Octavo, publisher’s yellow boards with black lettering and publisher’s crest on spine, top edge tinted blue, dust jacket designed by Martin Sharp, 361 pp, with the Headopoly game (so often lacking) contained in rear pocket, in perfect condition; mild spotting to edges, else a fine copy …

  • # 23755

    COLEMAN, Victor (editor)

    Image nation. Thursday, April 15. Vol. 1, No. 3, 1969

    Toronto : Rochdale College, 1969. Quarto, self-wrappers, pp. 12. Literary journal from Toronto in 1969, from the 1970s it was re-formed as a photographic journal.

  • # 22511

    BERNIERE, Vincent and PRIMOIS, Mariel

    Sex Press : the Sexual Revolution in the Underground Press, 1963-1979

    New York : Abrams, 2012. Folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 240, illustrated. New copy. From 1965 to 1975, an array of journals, magazines, fanzines, and underground presses were the voice of a dramatic sexual revolution. In Europe and the United States, this “sex press” consisted of publications such as Other Scenes, Yellow Dog, Actuel, Suck, The …

  • # 22243


    [MEDICINE; OPIUM] A late nineteenth century manuscript listing a range of preparations for pain relief.

    [U.S.A. : s.n., circa 1890]. Manuscript in ink written recto of single quarto sheet of unruled linen paper (250 x 200 mm); old fold lines, but a very well preserved document. Most likely an apothecary’s handy reference for preparing and dispensing drugs for sedation and pain relief – for both medicinal and recreational use – …

  • # 22228

    [BERCKELMAN, Colin B.]

    The Crisis by Eugene Field.

    Athens [i.e. Sydney], The Vaginal Press, 1938. Edition of 25 copies. Octavo, unbound and unsewn (folded, as issued), pp [iv] (preliminary blanks and title), 18 (last blank), [2] (limitation statement, verso blank); second blank with ex libris of Jean Elizabeth Stone (wife of bibliophile Walter Stone); outer pages foxed and with a couple of rust …

  • # 22147

    BUCKLEY, Jim & PHILLIPS, Mary (publishers); GOLDSTEIN, Al (executive editor)

    Screw. (Volume 1, Issues 1-3)

    New York, NY : Screw (Jim Buckley and Mary Phillips), 1968-69. Volume 1, Issue 1, 19 November 1968; Volume 1, Issue 2, 21 December 1968; Volume 1, Issue 3, 24 January 1969. Three unbound issues, folio newspaper, 420 x 290 mm, pp 12, photographic illustrations; each with a neat horizontal fold, as issued; very well …

  • # 21852

    CAMPBELL, John Gregorson

    Witchcraft & second sight in the highlands & islands of Scotland

    Tales and traditions collected entirely from oral stories. Glasgow : James MacLehose and Sons, 1902. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, front free endpaper and conjoined leaf neatly detached, pp. xii; 314, a very good copy. From witchcraft and the evil eye to the “two sights,” ghosts and the supernatural denizens of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, …

  • # 16898


    [ANTI-APARTHEID POSTER] Demonstratie : Steun het verzet in Zuid Afrika! Geen steun aan het racisties regime! 28 augustus / 14 uur. Amsterdam. Vertrek: Westermarkt.

    [= Support the resistance in South Africa! No support for the racist regime!]. [Amsterdam] : Anti-Apartheids Beweging, [c1970]. Poster, screenprint, 580 x 410 mm, unbacked; mild creasing at top corners, otherwise in very good condition. Poster advertising a rally in Amsterdam against Apartheid in South Africa.

  • # 21628

    LEUNIG, Michael

    Wild figments

    Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2004. First edition, first printing. Large octavo, pictorial card covers, pp 153, with vignette illustrations and endpapers by Leunig; a fine copy. Anthology of short pieces of social commentary, philosophy, and flights of the imagination, by Australia’s most original and beloved cartoonist, Michael Leunig.

  • # 21608

    LEVINE, Laura & CHODKOWSKI, Dick

    Mr. Wrong : a guide to the least eligible bachelors in America.

    New York : Pinnacle Books, 1984. First edition, stated first printing. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 91, [1]; b/w photographic illustrations throughout; a a collection of profiles of extremely uneligible bachelors … a very good copy. ‘This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any …

  • # 21596


    Fifty facts about narcotics : morphine, heroin and cocaine.

    Los Angeles, CA : International Narcotic Education Association, [c.1930]. Octavo, [4] pp, illustration to front; light vertical crease, else fine. Approximate dating from internal references to the Great War and Prohibition. This pamphlet provides a host of medical and social reasons for not taking narcotics, but it is particularly admonitory about the use of cocaine, …

  • # 21523


    [POSTER] Sedition. A contemporary independent music festival. Apr 83, Anzac weekend, Friday 22, Saturday 23, Sunday 24, Sydney Trade Union Club, Surry Hills.

    Music third floor … Performance, film, video, sound & installations, second floor co-ordinated by Art Unit … Poster printed by Art Unit; designed by Wart. Sydney : Art Unit, 1983. Screenprint poster, 700 x 930 mm; print run unknown; mild edge wear; unbacked and unframed. Rare poster for a landmark 3-day festival staged at the Sydney Trade …

  • # 21124

    CORSO, Gregory (1930-2001)

    Mind field. (Presentation copy)

    Madras & New York : Hanuman Books, 1989. First edition. Number 27 in a series of chapbooks by the publisher. Duodecimo (105 x 70 mm), stiff card wrappers in dust jacket with photographic portrait of Corso by Allen Ginsberg; presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free-endpaper: ‘Here we is again Sly – …

  • # 21127

    FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence (b. 1919)

    The secret meaning of things. (Signed by Ferlinghetti)

    New York : New Directions, 1968. Third printing. Trade paperback, octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, signed by the author in pen on the half-title ‘Lawrence Ferlinghetti’; 48, [2] pp; a very good inscribed copy. Born March 24 1919, Ferlinghetti was one of the most significant figures of the Beat generation of writers. A poet, painter, and …

  • # 21694

    ULTRA VIOLET (formerly Isabelle Collin Dufresne); [WARHOL, Andy, 1928-1987]

    Famous for 15 minutes : my years with Andy Warhol.

    San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovic, 1988. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s quarter blue cloth over mauve papered boards, spine lettered in orange, in pictorial dust jacket, pp xi, 274 p., illustrated with [32] p. of plates; a very good copy.