SLESSOR, Kenneth / REILLY, Virgil (illustrator)
and Morning Glories / being 47 strange sights / observed from eleventh storeys, / in a land of cream puffs and crime, by a Flat-roof Professor; / and here set forth in sketch and rhyme. Sydney : Frank C. Johnson, 1933. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed on the half title ‘To Gus Walker from Ken …
[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 – …
[BERCKELMAN, Colin B.]
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),  (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 …
BUCKLEY, Jim & PHILLIPS, Mary (publishers); GOLDSTEIN, Al (executive editor)
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 …
Carlton, Vic. : Women in the Visual Arts Collective, [October, 1976]. (First issue of this periodical). Quarto, original stiff wrappers covered in pink silk and printed in pink; pp 44, b/w illustrations, double-page removable foldout with white doyly by artist Frances Phoenix (Budden) at centre, as issued; a very good copy. ‘Lip is a collective of …
CAMPBELL, John Gregorson
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, …
Randwick, N.S.W. : University of New South Wales Press, 1997. Large quarto, pictorial card covers, pp 287, illustrated in colour and b/w; includes bibliography and filmography; a very good copy. ‘This book is a chronicle of the Ubu Films group. Formed by Albie Thoms, Clark Perry, Aggy Read and John Clark in Sydney in 1965, …
[D.B. KERR; MAX HARRIS; PAUL PFEIFFER; DORRIT BLACK, et al]
[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, 1949 – 1950). Nine volumes (all published), a complete run of this significant journal. Octavo, illustrated card wrappers (a couple slightly marked). A very …
ANTI-APARTHEIDS BEWEGING [NETHERLANDS]
[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.
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.
ALEAXANDER GOODMAN (pseud.) [HAIMSOHN, George]
[Washington, D.C.] : Guild Press, 1967. First edition, first printing. Oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound,  pp, homoerotic photo collages with an accompanying limerick (including one about “A blond young Australian named Dennis”) on each page, a fine copy, near mint. The Guild Press, owned and run by H. Lynn Womack, was possibly the …
LEVINE, Laura & CHODKOWSKI, Dick
New York : Pinnacle Books, 1984. First edition, stated first printing. Octavo, pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 91, ; 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 …
INTERNATIONAL NARCOTIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Los Angeles, CA : International Narcotic Education Association, [c.1930]. Octavo,  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, …
CORSO, Gregory (1930-2001)
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 – …
FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence (b. 1919)
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,  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 …
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 …