• # 22407

    SLESSOR, Kenneth / REILLY, Virgil (illustrator)

    Darlinghurst nights

    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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 21730


    [FEMINISM] Lip (1976)

    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 …

  • # 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, …

  • # 21677

    MUDIE, Peter

    Ubu films : Sydney underground movies 1965-1970

    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, …

  • # 21285


    [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, 1949 – 1950). Nine volumes (all published), a complete run of this significant journal. Octavo, illustrated card wrappers (a couple slightly marked). A very …

  • # 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.

  • # 21979


    The gay psychedelic sex book : collages and limericks

    [Washington, D.C.] : Guild Press, 1967. First edition, first printing. Oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [46] 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 …

  • # 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 …