MARINETTI, Filippo Tommaso, 1876-1944; RUSSOLO, Luigi, 1885-1947; BOCCIONI, Umberto, 1882-1916, et al.
A collection of key manifestos and other ephemeral publications from Futurism’s most vital period, 1910-1913. The Italian poet Marinetti published his Manifesto del Futurismo in 1909. Above all, his philosophy called for a rejection of the past and a celebration of change; Futurism was the promoter of urban modernity and the power of the machine, as …
OLDAY, John (1905-1977)
Outsider John Olday exhibits 40 paintings, 70 drawings at the Royal Admiral Hotel [Adelaide], 10th March – 21st March, 1964.
[Adelaide? Sydney? : The artist, 1964]. A series of  photographic postcards, in uniform 140 x 87 mm format, printed on high quality Agfa-Gevaert matte stock, with reproductions of Olday’s works, all captioned and initialled by the artist in pen; the postcards are loose but accompanied by what are presumably their original grey paper “wrappers”, each 140 …
HOWARD, Paul; BARWICK, Rusty; BAKER, Bryan; SNUCKINS, S.P.; RUSSELL-CLARKE, Peter; TANDBERG, RON
SEVEN ISSUES OF TOM THUMB, THE MELBOURNE SATIRICAL MEN’S MAGAZINE OF THE MID-SIXTIES. Glen Iris, Victoria : Baker Publishing Co., issues no. 2 (October 1965); 4 (December-January 1966); 5 (February 1966); 7 (April 1966); 10 (July 1966); 11 (August 1966); 16 (January 1967). Quarto, pictorial wrappers printed in red and black on newspaper, staple bound, 24 …
SANGER, William W.
New York : The Medical Publishing Company, 1921. Octavo, publisher’s blind-blocked blue buckram, spine lettered in gilt (softened at head and tail), front pastedown with ex libris of American mystic, occultist, hypnotist, mind reader and clairvoyant Alexander McIvor Tyndall, pp 709, ; endpapers with offsetting, a near fine copy. A revised and enlarged edition of this landmark work, …
SCHLEGEL, Gustave (1840-1903)
Thian Ti Hwui. The Hung-League, or, Heaven-Earth-League. A secret society with the Chinese in China and India.
Batavia [Jakarta] : Lange & Co., 1866. Quarto, half crushed morocco over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt, bookplate to front pastedown for John A. Cockburn and bookseller’s label of Arthur Probsthain, pp xl; 253; 16 folding lithographed plates, pale foxing to preliminaries; a very good copy. Text in English and Chinese. A study …
Auckland, N.Z. : Dawson Printing Co. Ltd., [c.1940]. First edition. Small octavo pamphlet, printed wrappers (sunned and very lightly marked; upper wrapper with wet stamp of the Theosophical Book Depot, Queen Street, Auckland), staple bound, 8 pp; a good copy. The author was President of the New Zealand Vegetarian Society. Here he outlines seven reasons …
San Francisco : Four Seasons Foundation, 1967. First edition. Octavo trade paperback, publisher’s illustrated wrappers, 112 pp; previous owner’s name inside front cover and initials on fly leaf, but a fine copy of the very scarce first edition of one of the defining books of the sixties.
New York : Avon, 1960. First edition. Duodecimo trade paperback, pictorial wrappers, pp 126, ; a fine copy of the true first edition (the book was not issued in cloth). “Tristessa. Girl of throatstopping Aztec mystery loveliness. Golden-skinned whore eternally hooked on morphina.” Written during 1955-56, Tristessa is a thinly-veiled chronicle of Kerouac’s Mexican love affair with drug addict …
McIVOR-TYNDALL, Alexander J.
[CHEIROGNOMY] Revelations of the hand. A scientific study of the shape and markings of the hand, as an index to character, disease and tendencies, with explanatory illustrations.
New York : G.A. Dahlgren, 1900. First edition. Square octavo, publisher’s illustrated red cloth boards, front free endpaper bearing a presentation inscription by the author, dated March 4 1901, pp 169 (including plates and line illustrations) followed by  leaves of full page plates showing the hands of various celebrities of the day; a marginal tear …
[Cover title: Minimanual of the urban guerrilla]. Vancouver : Pulp Press, 1974. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 38, ; a fine copy. Carlos Marighella (1911-1969) was a Brazilian Marxist writer, politician – and guerilla.
ALPERT, Richard; COHEN, Sidney; SCHILLER, Lawrence
New York : New American Library, 1966. First edition. Quarto, pictorial stiff wrappers (rubbed, ownership label to front), pp 128; the often startling photographic illustrations by Lawrence Schiller constitute an extensive visual essay on the LSD experience; a good copy. “In the midst of a raging national controversy two authorities speak out on the dangers, merits, …
TROUTON, D.S.; CLOW, Archie and CLOW, Nan (eds.)
Harmondsworth, Middlesex : Penguin Books Ltd, 1958. First (and only) edition. Small octavo trade paperback (wrappers with corner creasing), pp 140, ; internally very clean, a good copy. Includes an essay on hallucinogenic drugs by physiological psychologist D.S. Trout, Psychopharmacology (pp 31-45).
WILLIAMS, Ben Ames
New York : Popular Library, 1951. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 256 pp; a good copy. “A lusty tale of the South Pacific.”
New York : Popular Library, 1952. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 159 pp; a good copy. “A realistic novel of violent young love.”
New York : Bantam, 1952. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 150 pp; a good copy. “The diary of a New York taxi driver.”
New York : Popular Library, 1946. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 160 pp; a good copy. “Tales of a saloon editor”. Cover art by “Xela” (Alex Schomburg).
New York : Avon Publications, Inc., 1948. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 158 pp; a good copy. Originally titled You go your way (1941).
New York : Avon Publications, Inc., 1946. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 288 pp; first few leaves loosened; else a good copy.
New York : Popular Library, 1951. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 223 pp; a good copy. “He had a war to fight and a woman to win.”
New York : Avon Publications, Inc., 1957. First edition. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 159 pp; a good copy. “An original science fiction novel – one man’s bridge to eternity!”
Attitudes towards Jews, Catholics, Foreigners and Masons. Fraudulent methods used. Atrocities committed in name of order. Chicago : Ezra A. Cook, circa 1922. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 70, a very good copy.
Greenwich, Connecticut : Fawcett Publications, Inc., 1961. First printing (October 1961). Trade paperback, small octavo, 176 pp; a fine copy. “Stag Preston, idol of millions – whose private life was wilder than any of the songs he sang.” (cover)
New York : Ballantine Books (by arrangement with Guild Press, Ltd.), 1967. First Canadian edition (July 1967). Trade paperback, small octavo, pp 155, [5 advertisements]; a fine copy. “Ride hard, die young – England’s motor-bike gangs.” (cover) Freeman’s story is centred around the rocker subculture in London and features a gay motorcyclist. Adapted for the …
"WILLIAM LEE" (pseud.) [BURROUGHS, William S., 1914-1997]; HELBRANT, Maurice
[with] Narcotic agent. New York : Ace Books, 1953. The Ace Double first edition (D-15); the first edition of Burroughs’ first book. Trade paperback, 165 x 115 mm, illustrated wrappers, 149 pp (Junkie), 169 pp (Narcotic agent); a fine copy.
BERKOFF, Steven (1937 - )
[Adelaide] : 1978. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, staple bound. Theatre program from the Australian premiere of Berkoff’s controversial play about the East End of London. First performed in 1975, the 1978 Australian season resulted in a call for its ban by the Liberal Party; the Premier of South Australia refused, and the season was extended …
[U.S.A.] : [various publishers], [c.1930-50, with two later examples c. 1970]. Seventeen titles, all oblong duodecimo, in original stapled wrappers, roneo printed, most  leaves, illustrated in comic strip format; occasional wear and marks, but generally in good condition. 1. Corn-Hole Productions presents J. Wellington Wimpy in You bring the ducks 2. Gertie Gulp presents …
Anti-Conscription Movement in Australia. Melbourne : The Hawthorn Press, 1968. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers, staple bound, 63 pp, photographic illustrations, a fine copy. THP 138. A very scarce and significant contemporary study.