Literature

  • # 23104

    VIDLER, Edward A. (editor)

    Art & letters. Hassell’s Australian miscellany

    Adelaide : The Hassell Press, [1922]. First Edition. Quarto, papered boards (with label that the sale benefits returned soldiers), black and white and colour plates; original stiff illustrated boards, a very good copy. Includes contributions from Hans Heysen, Vance Palmer, Hugh McCrae, Lionel Lindsay, John Shirlow, Victor Cobb, Henri van Raalte, Napier Waller, Arthur Streeton, …

  • # 23012

    [LINDSAY, Norman]. HETHERINGTON, John

    Australian writers and their work : Norman Lindsay

    Edited by Geoffrey Dutton. Melbourne : Lansdowne Press, 1961. Second edition, 1962. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 48, tipped in frontispiece reproduction of a portrait of Norman Lindsay from a dry-point etching by Sir Lionel Lindsay, text on the Australian artist and writer Norman Lindsay. Ex-library stamp with Withdrawel stamp.

  • # 23008

    MITCHELL, Elyne

    The silver brumby.

    Drawings by Ralph Thompson. London : Hutchinson, 1958. First edition. Octavo, pictorial red cloth in dust jacket (some edge and corner wear), 192 pp, clean and sound, a very good copy of the scarce first edition of this Australian children’s classic.

  • # 22968

    McCRAE, Hugh (1876-1958); LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Idyllia. (The author’s own copy)

    [Sydney] : N.L. Press, [1922]. Large quarto (418 x 355 mm), bound in white calf over white papered boards with Norman Lindsay decoration in gold and red (a few light marks), 35 pp, with Lindsay decorations in black highlighted with gilt, further illustrated with five large original Norman Lindsay etchings with titled tissue guards tipped-in, …

  • # 22531

    PRAED, Winthrop Mackworth (1802-1839)

    Australasia : a poem which obtained the Chancellor’s Medal at the Cambridge commencement, July 1823

    [Cambridge : s.n., 1823]. Octavo, plain blue wrappers (edges chipped, label of J. O. Edwards inside upper wrapper), pp. 14; [2], stitchbound, occasional slight foxing, else very good. The Chancellor’s Gold Medal is the premier prize for poetry at Cambridge University. It was founded in 1813, and is an annual event, with each poem being …

  • # 22792

    [LINDSAY]. STEWART, Douglas.

    Shipwreck. A poetic Drama.

    With 23 black and white drawings and 5 colour plates by Norman Lindsay. Sydney: The Shepherd Press, 1948. Quarto, gilt-lettered imitation leather, Lindsay illustrations throughout. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Stewart and Lindsay. An excellent copy.

  • # 22794

    LINDSAY, Jack (1900-1990); LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969), illustrator

    Fauns and Ladies

    With three original woodcuts by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Hand–press of J. Kirtley, 1923. Folio, quarter lambskin over papered boards, original dust jacket with paper label to spine (a few short tears), light offsetting to endpapers and a couple of spots of light foxing, else very good, with three signed Norman Lindsay woodcuts tipped-in. Limited …

  • # 22526

    GRANVILLE, Austyn (1854-1922)

    The fallen race

    / With an introduction by Opie Read. New York : F. T. Neely, 1892. Octavo, gilt-titled two-tone cloth (edges worn, spine chipped at head and foot), patterned endpapers (name erased from front free endpaper), pp 352 (small nick to pp 15-16), illustrated with five plates, internally clean and overall a very good copy. One of …

  • # 22617

    OXENHAM, John (pseud.) [DUNKERLEY, William Arthur, 1852-1941]

    [WESTERN AUSTRALIA] His cheque book.

    Being twenty-five pages from the life of one Plantagenet Pym, which register, with the incorruptible accuracy of an animated photograph, his essays among numerous grades of society; recording his enterprises – financial, social and heroic; and delighting the reader by the chastened spirit of his last appearance. Both in the counterfoils of the cheques, and …

  • # 22594

    LINDSAY, Jack; LINDSAY, Norman

    Propertius in Love

    Done into English from the Latin by Jack Lindsay with XVIII illustrations by Norman Lindsay. For subscribers only. London: The Fanfrolico Press, 1927. Quarto, gilt-lettered quarter morocco (edges scuffed) over illustrated vellum boards (discoloured as usual), by the binder H. T. Wood of London, pp. lxxxviii, printed on hand-made paper, with eighteen Norman Lindsay illustrations, …

  • # 22616

    ROBERTS, Nigel (editor); LYSENKO, Myron; MARSHALL-STONEKING, Billy, et al.

    [POETRY] Off the page : Morphic resonance.

    Cover: Off the page 2. Balmain, NSW : Nigel Roberts, [c. 1990]. Quarto, card wrappers with photographic onlay to front, stapled, 58 pp, illustrated. Deluxe limited edition of 15 copies (this is number 7), signed on the title by three contributors (Billy Marshall-Stoneking, Martha Ansara and Grant Caldwell) and the editor; handwritten limitation slip to …

  • # 22628

    THOMPSON, Hunter S. (1937-2005)

    Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories. (Signed by Hunter S. Thompson)

    New York : The Modern Library, 1996. Reprint. Octavo, publisher’s grey cloth with gilt lettered spine in pictorial dust jacket; patterned endpapers; signed on the title page by Hunter S. Thompson, as ‘H.S. Thompson’; 283 pp, illustrated by Ralph Steadman; an exceptionally fine copy in a pristine dust jacket. A rare inscribed copy of the …

  • # 14062

    GILL, Thomas (1849-1923)

    Colonel William Light : Founder of Adelaide, sailor, soldier, artist, and the first surveyor-general of South Australia. (Deluxe edition)

    Adelaide : R. E. E. Rogers for the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, 1911. Octavo, gilt-illustrated vellum over bevelled boards, top edge gilt, other edges uncut and unopened, marbled endpapers, pp [vi], 108, [4], 85, photographic plates, folding maps, facsimile documents; includes the Supplement, a reprint of Light’s 1839 ‘Brief Journal’; a …

  • # 22681

    Anon.

    Manuscript poem with a miniature photographic portrait of a young man, 1850s.

    [United Kingdom?]. Single sheet, 280 x 230 mm, the opening page of an album of verse by an amateur poet, bearing a manuscript poem in four stanzas titled The Invocation, in which the writer – presumably a young female – beseeches her poetic muse to provide inspiration and guidance; at upper left is mounted a …

  • # 22664

    HEYWARD, Michael

    The Ern Malley affair

    Introduction by Robert Hughes. St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1993. Octavo, cloth boards in dust jacket, 285 pp, illustrated; a fine copy.

  • # 22321

    ZIEGLER, Hieronymus; BIRCK, Sixt; CROCUS, Cornelius; ZOVITIUS, Jacobus

    [BINDING] Dramata sacra : comoediae atque tragoediae aliquot e Veteri Testamento desumptae, quibus praecipuae ipsius historiae ita eleganter in scenam producuntur, ut vix quicquam in hoc argumenti genere juventuti Christianae proponi utilius possit : magna parte nunc primum in lucem editae : earum vero catalogum statim a praefatione invenies.

    Basileae : [Ex officina Joannis Oporini], [1547]. Duodecimo (163 x 98 mm), contemporary elaborately blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, both covers with floral decoration at centre within rectangular panel with triple fillet border, framed by a sequence of figural elements depicting Biblical scenes separated by narrow spaces with blind tooled lettering; the front cover has …