• # 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, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 21209

    YU-PAO, Kao

    Kao Yu-Pao’s school days

    Based on “I want to go to school”, a chapter from an autobiographical novel by Kao Yu-pao. Adapted by Hsu Kuang-yu. Drawings by Wang Hsu-yang and Pen Ching-yu. Supplement to China Reconstructs, May 1957. Peking : China Reconstructs, 1957. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 56, illustrated. Chinese propogandist literature in the form of a graphic novel …

  • # 20868

    SOLDATOW, Sasha (1947- )

    What is this gay community shit?

    Chippendale, NSW : Printed by Panacea Press, 2008. Octavo, printed yellow wrappers, [14] pp, with line illustrations (by the author?); fine. ‘My name is Sasha Soldatow, and I want to have a look at some of the issues being raised at the moment on the subject of the [Sydney] Gay Mardi Gras’ (p. [11]). Focuses …

  • # 20886


    A large collection of gay and lesbian literature

    A collection of 216 publications mostly dating from the 1960s to the 1990s relating to gay and lesbian themes, including pulp literature, erotic novels, works by notable homosexual authors, and a variety of LGBT issues. Sourced from a single collection, the majority of works are English, American and Australian. A substantial and valuable resource relating …

  • # 20367

    CROW, W.B.

    Precious stones : their occult power and hidden significance

    London : The Aquarian Press, 1968. First edition. Small octavo, publisher’s black cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (rubbed, mild edge wear), pp 64; a very good copy.

  • # 20334

    VALE, V. "Valhalla" (or Hamanaka)

    [PUNK] Search & Destroy magazine : a complete 11-issue run, 1977-1979.

    San Francisco : V. Vale, 1977-1979. Vol. 1, No. 1 – Vol. 2, No. 1. Eleven issues; all first printings. Tabloid folio, folded as issued; newsprint with black-and-white photo-illustrations; some wear to No. 1, else uniformly very good condition. A rare complete run. Despite taking its name from the Stooges’ anthem, this legendary West Coast …

  • # 20096

    DSMOND, Michael and DIXON, Christine


    Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 1995. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 96, illustrated. Prints, posters and protests from the 1960s.

  • # 19897

    JACUNSKI, Jaclyn

    You are a warrior

    [Chicago? : the artist, 2017]. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. [24], illustrated. Artist’s book / zine on the subject of civil disobedience and the protest movement. ‘Jaclyn’s work is driven by political controversies that surround land, communities, and acts of resistance. By framing evidence of those acts, her work recontextualizes how they manifest in public spaces …

  • # 19956

    HESSE, Herman; JOHANNSEN, Brad

    High Tide with Piktor’s Metamorphosis

    New York : Harmony Books, 1972. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated, psychedelic text and images from the early 70s.

  • # 19732

    HOPKINS, John (1937- )

    [SWINGING LONDON] From the hip : photographs by John “Hoppy” Hopkins 1960-66.

    Bologna, Italy : Damiani Editore, 2008. Oblong quarto, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, 159 pp, b/w photographic illustrations throughout, with essays by Joe Boyd, Val Wilmer, Barry Miles and Addie Vassie; an as new copy. ‘When John “Hoppy” Hopkins first picked up a camera as a youth it never occurred to him that half …

  • # 19521

    ELLIS, Rennie

    [GAY RIGHTS]. Nation review. Vol. 3 No. 48, 14 – 20, 1973

    Melbourne : Incorporated Newsagencies Company, 1973. Tabloid newspaper, pp. 1501 – 1532 (complete issue), illustrated. The cover article ‘After the gay pride ball … the pathos of being human’ describes that despite public celebration in Gay Pride Week, homosexuality still remains a criminal offence and there remains community intolerance towards homosexuality. The centrefold spread ‘A …

  • # 19410

    GIORNO, John (1936 - )

    Cancer in my left ball. Poems 1970 – 1972

    Barton : Something Else Press, 1973. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (spine sunned, edges a little rubbed), unpaginated, photographic illustrations. Text based poetry by Giorno, former lover of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, whose poems are influenced by the pop art style of the painters. Giorno’s staccato style repetition is recognised as the …