Literature

  • [ANTI-NAZISM; CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT] Eine Mauer um uns baue.
Anonymous artist; [WIECHERT, Ernst 1887-1950]
# 14903

    # 14903

    Anonymous artist; [WIECHERT, Ernst 1887-1950]

    [ANTI-NAZISM; CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT] Eine Mauer um uns baue.

    [Germany, circa 1937]. Calligraphic manuscript. Small folio (320 x 230 mm), original quarter cloth over papered boards with onlaid manuscript title to front 'Ernst Wiechert. Eine Mauer um uns Baue'; stitch bound; pp 44, calligraphic manuscript in red and black inks; scattered mild foxing, confined to the margins of the leaves; else fine. Ernst Wiechert …

  • [FISHER’S GHOST] Une cause célèbre en Australie. L’esprit.
[LANG, John, 1816-64]

# 7006

    # 7006

    [LANG, John, 1816-64]

    [FISHER’S GHOST] Une cause célèbre en Australie. L’esprit.

    IN: L'ami de la maison, Paris : Paulin et Le Chevalier, vol. 1 no 11, March 20 1856, pp161-67 and vol. 1 no. 12, March 27 1856, pp177-82, each part with 3 engraved illustrations; contained within a bound volume of nos. 1-25 (the complete first volume), January-June 1856, quarto, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered …

  • Great Expectations (deluxe edition of 38 copies)
DICKENS, Charles; LINDSAY, Norman
# 14786

    # 14786

    DICKENS, Charles; LINDSAY, Norman

    Great Expectations (deluxe edition of 38 copies)

    With forty-six illustrations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : The Shepherd Press, 1947. Thick octavo, gilt-lettered crushed morocco (edges slightly rubbed), original glassine, top edge gilt pp. 520, Norman Lindsay illustrations, a number of which are pasted in. The deluxe edition, in a special leather binding, limited to 38 copies, printed on thicker paper. Rare. 

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    # 14790

    [LINDSAY, Norman]. McCRAE, Hugh

    Satyrs and Sunlight (presentation copy for Margaret Coen)

    Being the collected poetry of Hugh McCrae. Illustrated and decorated by Norman Lindsay, with an introduction by Thomas Earp. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Quarto, full crushed morocco with gilt decoration (rubbed and worn, spine faded, leather liftin on lower board), top edge gilt, other edges uncut, pp. 175, numerous full page plates after …

  • The Earth Lover and other verses
PRICHARD, Katharine Susannah
# 14843

    # 14843

    PRICHARD, Katharine Susannah

    The Earth Lover and other verses

    With decorations by Eileen McGrath. Sydney : The Sunnybook Press, 1932. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket (due to the glue used the dustjacket has adhered to the boards), unpaginated, some offsetting, McGrath illustrations. Limited to 75 copies signed by Prichard, McGrath and Ernest O'Shea (printer). Presentation inscription from Hugh McCrae on the title page 'To Dorothea, …

  • [SHEET MUSIC; MARCUS CLARKE] Alfred the Great : a dramatic & musical fancy
CLARKE, Marcus (1846-1881); KEILEY, Henry
# 14529

    # 14529

    CLARKE, Marcus (1846-1881); KEILEY, Henry

    [SHEET MUSIC; MARCUS CLARKE] Alfred the Great : a dramatic & musical fancy

    / written and arranged by Marcus Clarke and Henry Keiley. Cover: Academy of Music … First produced by Joseph Aarons Esqr. Proprietor, 24th of December 1878. Musical Director Mr. Alfred Plumpton. Melbourne : Nicholson &​ Ascherberg, [1879?]. Folio, original wrappers (detached) lithographed by Troedel & Co.; lower wrapper and inside wrappers with advertisements; pp 1-12 …

  • Happy Valley : a novel
WHITE, Patrick (1912 - 1990)
# 14587

    # 14587

    WHITE, Patrick (1912 - 1990)

    Happy Valley : a novel

    London : George C. Harrap, 1939. First edition. Octavo, original blue-lettered tan cloth in full dust jacket (slightly soiled, a few creases and small areas of loss to the corners), bookseller's label to front free endpaper, some slight offsetting to endpapers and adjoining leaves, light scattered foxing.  Happy Valley, the first novel by arguably Australia's …

  • Gamle Ny-Zeeland
MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887)
# 10438

    # 10438

    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887)

    Gamle Ny-Zeeland

    [=Old New Zealand]. Kjøbenhavn : C.A. Reitzel, 1870. First Danish edition. Duodecimo, original cloth-backed papered boards (rubbed), upper board with nineteenth century Danish school library's ownership inscription, mild foxing to paste-downs outer leaves, 66 pp, contents clean and sound, a good copy. Text in Danish. Rare. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad lived in …

  • The bunyip of Barney’s Elbow
JAMES, Brian (TIERNEY, John Lawrence, 1892 - 1972)
# 14741

    # 14741

    JAMES, Brian (TIERNEY, John Lawrence, 1892 - 1972)

    The bunyip of Barney’s Elbow

    Foreword by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1956. First edition. Octavo, tan cloth covered boards in Norman Lindsay dustjacket (spine a little sunned, some small areas of silverfishing), 209 pp, offsetting to endpapers, a very good copy.

  • [PULP] Rockabilly
ELLISON, Harlan
# 14612

    # 14612

    ELLISON, Harlan

    [PULP] Rockabilly

    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)

  • [PULP] The leather boys
FREEMAN, Gillian
# 14730

    # 14730

    FREEMAN, Gillian

    [PULP] The leather boys

    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 …

  • Fishwork (standard edition)
LONEY, ALan and GIMBLETT, Max
# 14697

    # 14697

    LONEY, ALan and GIMBLETT, Max

    Fishwork (standard edition)

    Foreword by John Yau. Auckland : The Holloway Press, 2009. Quarto, gilt-lettered buckram, unpaginated, illustrated with drawings by Gimblett. The standard edition. Limited to 50 copies (there was also a deluxe edition of 30 copies). “On a visit to New York in 2005, Alan Loney saw eight paintings in Max Gimblett's studio (a ninth was …

  • [UNIQUE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY] Convict once. “With Illustrations by M. and E. D’Arcy”.
STEPHENS, James Brunton; D'ARCY, Mary and Ellen
# 14524

    # 14524

    STEPHENS, James Brunton; D'ARCY, Mary and Ellen

    [UNIQUE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY] Convict once. “With Illustrations by M. and E. D’Arcy”.

    London : Macmillan & Co., 1871. First edition. Small octavo, original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; recased with new endpapers, but retaining the original free endpapers, the front endpaper bearing the blind stamp of Brisbane booksellers Watson & Co.; the title page inscribed 'Elly E. D'Arcy from Mary, 29th Decr. 1873' and at the …

  • Histoire d’Alexis Goodman, tirée des manuscrits de feu M. le capitaine Cook
POUGENS, Charles de (1755-1833)
# 14356

    # 14356

    POUGENS, Charles de (1755-1833)

    Histoire d’Alexis Goodman, tirée des manuscrits de feu M. le capitaine Cook

    pp 1-75 in: Pougens, Charles de. Récréations de philosophie et de morale. Yverdon : [F. B. de Félice] ; et se vend à Paris : chez Debure l'aîné, 1784. Duodecimo, contemporary full calf ruled in gilt (rubbed), spine with gilt ornament, contrasting morocco title label lettered in gilt 'Histoire d'Alexis Goodman' (frayed at head and …

  • The darkening ecliptic
[McAULEY, James and STEWART, Harold]. “MALLEY, Ern”.
# 14640

    # 14640

    [McAULEY, James and STEWART, Harold]. “MALLEY, Ern”.

    The darkening ecliptic

    Melbourne and Adelaide : Reed and Harris, 1944. Small quarto, original printed grey wrappers (pale foxing, short paper split at tail of spine), Sidney Nolan painting reproduced as black and white frontispiece, featuring an image of ‘The Arabian Tree’ from the ‘Malley’ poem Petit Testament, pp 46; a couple of small stains to the preliminaries, …

  • Night flight and sunrise.
[NOLAN]. DUTTON, Geoffrey.
# 14639

    # 14639

    [NOLAN]. DUTTON, Geoffrey.

    Night flight and sunrise.

    Melbourne and Adelaide : Reed and Harris, 1944. Octavo, original pink papered boards with printed title to spine, in Sidney Nolan illustrated dust jacket (rubbed, chipped at corners and tail of spine), pink endpapers, frontispiece portrait of the author, pp 40; a few toning spots, but a very good copy. The first published volume of …

  • A second summary
[NOLAN]. ROSKOLENKO, Harry.
# 14638

    # 14638

    [NOLAN]. ROSKOLENKO, Harry.

    A second summary

    Melbourne and Adelaide : Reed and Harris, 1944 (but sometimes erroneously stated 1943 in references such as Rosenthal et al.). Octavo, original yellow papered boards (some silverfishing at bottom edges; small loss at tail of spine) in Sidney Nolan illustrated dust jacket (light stains and chipped at corners and head and tail of spine), yellow …

  • [DADA] Le coeur à gaz
TZARA, Tristan (1896-1963)
# 14632

    # 14632

    TZARA, Tristan (1896-1963)

    [DADA] Le coeur à gaz

    Paris : GLM, 1946. Edition limited to 380 numbered examples and 25 hors commerce copies; this is one of 355 copies on vélin du Marais (no. 57). Small quarto (260 x 200 mm), printed card covers, pp 39, [1 colophon]; a fine copy.  The full text of the play Le coeur à gaz, by Romanian-born Dadaist …

  • Loom
LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); WAGENER, Richard (1944 - )
# 14520

    # 14520

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); WAGENER, Richard (1944 - )

    Loom

    Santa Rosa [U.S.A.] : Nawakum Press, 2014. Folio, papered boards, pp. [38], poetry by Loney and wood engraving by Wagener. Limited to 30 copies, signed and numbered by the poet. A deluxe edition was also published. Both editions quickly sold out. “The binding is hand sewn on linen tapes and laced into a limp paper …

  • In a single gesture
LONEY, Alan (1940 - )
# 14518

    # 14518

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - )

    In a single gesture

    Santa Rosa [U.S.A.] : Nawakum Press, 2012. Folio, papered boards, 32 pp. bound concertina-style, letterpress with decoration, housed in a cloth covered folding clamshell box with resin insert. Limited to 24 copies plus 6 proofs, signed and numbered by the poet.  “In A Single Gesture is a sequence of 24 poems manifesting as one, connected …

  • The Sirens
LONEY, Alan (1940 - )
# 14517

    # 14517

    LONEY, Alan (1940 - )

    The Sirens

    Sherman Oaks [U.S.A.] : Ninja Press, 2011. Narrow folio, lettered papered boards, cloth spine, pp [28], printed letterpress, gold and silver decoration. Limited to 80 copies signed and numbered by the poet. Accompanied by the original prospectus. “These previously unpublished poems are hand set in Eve and Paramount printed on gampi torinoko, handmade by the …

  • Open sky. A homage to Ruth Dallas. A book by Alan Loney
DALLAS, Ruth (1919 - 2008); LONEY, Alan (1940 - )
# 14515

    # 14515

    DALLAS, Ruth (1919 - 2008); LONEY, Alan (1940 - )

    Open sky. A homage to Ruth Dallas. A book by Alan Loney

    Dunedin : Otakou Press, 2008. Quarto, silver-lettered cloth, buckram spine, pp. [28], text and printed decoration. Signed and numbered by the author. Foreword by Donald Kerr. Mint copy.  “This book is edited, designed & printed by Alan Loney in his term as Printed in Residence at Otakou Press, August 2008. The visual elements are selected …

  • Billy Bluegum, or Back to the bush (signed copy)
DYSON, Edward; LINDSAY, Norman (illustrator)
# 14484

    # 14458

    FRANKLIN, Miles (1879-1954)

    My brilliant career

    With a preface by Henry Lawson. Edinburgh and London : William Blackwood & Sons, 1901. First edition (secondary binding, without publisher's advertisements). Octavo, original worn pictorial cloth (rebacked), pp viii, 319; ink inscription to title page, foxed and stained.  The rare first edition of an icon of Australian literature, a highly influential novel, written while …

  • Angry Penguins Broadsheet : a complete set of ten issues
[Max Harris; Sidney Nolan; James McGuire; Harry Roskolenko]
# 14372

    # 14372

    [Max Harris; Sidney Nolan; James McGuire; Harry Roskolenko]

    Angry Penguins Broadsheet : a complete set of ten issues

    Editors: Max Harris, nos. 1-10; James McGuire, nos. 1-9; Sidney Nolan, nos. 2-9; Harry Roskolenko, no. 10. [Melbourne : Reed &​ Harris, 1946]. Ten issues, no. 1 (Jan. 1946) – no. 10 (Dec. 1946), large octavo, staple-bound, pictorial wrappers, illustrated; a very good complete set. The Angry Penguins Broadsheet was an offshoot of Max Harris' …

  • Shooting stars as observed from the “sixth column” of the Times
ALDEN, W.L. (William Livingston) (1837-1908)
# 14371

    # 14371

    ALDEN, W.L. (William Livingston) (1837-1908)

    Shooting stars as observed from the “sixth column” of the Times

    Melbourne : George Robertson, 1878. Octavo, original printed orange wrappers (light corner creasing; a few marks; paperloss at tail of spine); lower wrapper with illustrated advertisement for W.H. Rocke & Co., Bourke Street furniture and carpet warehouse; pp 144; occasional foxing; a good copy. Ferguson, 5819. A collection of essays by American journalist and humorist …

  • A curate in Bohemia
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
# 14482

    # 14482

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    A curate in Bohemia

    London : T. Werner Laurie, 1937. First UK edition. Octavo, cloth, pp. 248, scattered foxing, illustrated by Lindsay. A clean copy.

  • Leaves from Australian forests (Albert McLintock’s copy)
KENDALL, Henry
# 14313

    # 14313

    KENDALL, Henry

    Leaves from Australian forests (Albert McLintock’s copy)

    Melbourne : George Robertson, 1870. Octavo, gilt-lettered green cloth (flecked), booksellers stamps from Dunn & Collins, Melbourne and also McClintock, Perth on the half-title, ownership signature of Albert McLintock dated Sydney University, 1899, pp. viii; 163, occasional light foxing. Second edition, first published in 1869. McLintock was a noted librarian and Labor party member in …

  • The poetical works of Robert Burns
BURNS, Robert
# 14178

    # 14178

    BURNS, Robert

    The poetical works of Robert Burns

    Printed for the booksellers in Australia. 1832. Octavo, modern half-morocco, lithographed title page [with vignette images of Tam O'Shanter and Souter Johnny, “His ancient trusty drouthy crony”] and frontispiece [“from Taylor's authenticate picture”], pp ix; [blank]; xiv; 284; 23 [glossary].  According to Gibson (Bibliography of Robert Burns …, Kilmarnock, 1881) the text is the 1813 …

  • Chapelles ardentes : poèmes (Presentation copy for Jean Cocteau)
SAY, Horace; MORIN-JEAN, illustrator
# 14127

    # 14127

    SAY, Horace; MORIN-JEAN, illustrator

    Chapelles ardentes : poèmes (Presentation copy for Jean Cocteau)

    : décorés de 13 bois taillés par Morin-Jean. Paris : La Belle Edition, 1921. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title by Horace Say for Jean Cocteau, with the date 24 December 1930, and with a manuscript poem also in the hand of Say titled Marine, dated 27 October 1930, occupying the first …

  • Songs from a studio (deluxe edition)
WOODWARD, Arthur T. (1865 - 1943)
# 14124

    # 14124

    WOODWARD, Arthur T. (1865 - 1943)

    Songs from a studio (deluxe edition)

    Melbourne : George Robertson & Co., 1899. Small quarto, gilt-lettered white parchment over bevelled boards, pp. xiii; 86. Presentation copy from the author's daughter, inscribed on the half-title. The deluxe edition, limited to 50 copies specially bound (the standard edition was limited to 450 copies in papered boards).  Born in the U.K., Woodward was a …

  • [MAORI] Ko nga moteatea, me nga hakirara o nga Maori.
GREY, George, Sir
# 12212

    # 12212

    GREY, George, Sir

    [MAORI] Ko nga moteatea, me nga hakirara o nga Maori.

    He mea kohikohi mai na Sir George Grey, K.C.B., Governor-in-Chief of the New Zealand islands, … … Half title: Poems, traditions, and chaunts of the Maoris. Wellington, N.Z. : Printed by Robert Stokes, 1853. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth boards (rubbed; upper board lightlt marked); spine lettered in gilt (sunned; ink mark and short seam …

  • Saul Bellow : manuscript letter, signed, circa 1960.
BELLOW, Saul (1915-2005)

# 3085

    # 3085

    BELLOW, Saul (1915-2005)

    Saul Bellow : autograph letter, signed, circa 1960.

    A RARE MANUSCRIPT LETTER WRITTEN BY PULITZER AND NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR SAUL BELLOW TO FELLOW WRITER, THOMAS BERGER. Octavo sheet, on letterhead of the literary magazine The Noble Savage, manuscript in pen, dated 6/29, to the American writer Thomas Berger (1924-), urging him to contribute to The Noble Savage, signed Saul Bellow.  In the Spring …

  • The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke
DENNIS, C. J.
# 13968

    # 13968

    DENNIS, C. J.

    The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke

    With cover design and decorations by Hal Gye and foreword by Henry Lawson. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1915. First edition. Octavo. pictorial green cloth (a little flecked and faded), neat presentation inscription dated 1915 to front free endpaper, pp. x, [2]; 13 – 126, illustrations by Hal Gye, decorative initials. A very good copy …

  • Dingo
MIRBEAU, Octave (1848-1917)
# 12232

    # 12232

    MIRBEAU, Octave (1848-1917)

    Dingo

    Paris : Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1913. First edition, limited to 175 numbered copies; the present copy is one of 25 printed on papier impérial du Japon with wide margins (copy no. 15). Tall octavo, original full black morocco, spine with raised bands lettered in gilt, with gilt dentelles at head and tail, all edges gilt, inner boards ruled …

  • [CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT] From Gallipoli.
[MASEFIELD, John, 1878-1967] Artist unknown.
# 12390

    # 12390

    [MASEFIELD, John, 1878-1967] ; Artist unknown.

    [CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT] From Gallipoli.

    [United Kingdom, c.1930]. Large octavo, original full dark blue morocco binding with triple gilt rule and ornament, spines with raised bands and lettered in gilt; inner boards with gilt rule; calligraphic manuscript in red, black and gold ink on vellum, [11] pages, each page with decorative borders in red, black and gold; the text comprises …

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    # 13908

    PRENTICE, Jeffrey

    Australian children’s literature : finding a voice

    Melbourne : Braidwood Press, 2016. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. x; 262, illustrated. A collection of illustrated articles by passionate advocate for children's literature Jeffrey Prentice, written over a period of thirty years. Limited to 180 copies signed and numbered by the author. 

  • [FANFOLICO PRESS] Manfred: A tragedy (deluxe edition)
BYRON, Lord
# 13886

    # 13886

    BYRON, Lord

    [FANFOLICO PRESS] Manfred: A tragedy (deluxe edition)

    Decorated by Frederick Carter. With an introduction by the artist. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1929. Quarto, gilt-decorated vellum, all edges gilt, unpaginated, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 30 copies, signed by the artist, specially bound, printed on Japanese vellum, and with two additional wood engravings. A standard edition was also published in an …

  • [FANFROLICO PRESS] Delighted Earth
MEADOWS, Peter; HERRICK, Robert
# 13880

    # 13880

    MEADOWS, Peter; HERRICK, Robert

    [FANFROLICO PRESS] Delighted Earth

    A selection by Peter Meadows from Herrick's 'Hesperides' with illustrations by Lionel Ellis. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1927. Octavo, lettered cloth (slightly edgeworn), pp. 172, illustrated. Limited to 550 numbered copies. Arnold 15. Loosely enclosed, the original prospectus, order form, sample illustration and 'Now ready' notice (Arnold P12).

  • [BURNS PHILP; KING’S SCHOOL, PARRAMATTA] Address to Mrs. Burns, of “Gowan Brae”.
INGLIS, Kate
# 13872

    # 13872

    INGLIS, Kate

    [BURNS PHILP; KING’S SCHOOL, PARRAMATTA] Address to Mrs. Burns, of “Gowan Brae”.

    Spoken by Miss Kate Inglis, on presenting her with a Bouquet of Flowers, when opening St. Andrew's Flower Show and Sale of Work, in the Town Hall, Parramatta, April 20th, 1893. Card, 165 x 117 mm, printed in gilt and with gilt edges; verso blank; a few light marks, otherwise in very good condition.  Sir …

  • The fight for the republic in China
WEALE, B. L. Putnam
# 13761

    # 13761

    WEALE, B. L. Putnam

    The fight for the republic in China

    London : Hurst & Blackett, 1918. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. viii; 368, photographic illustrations, a fine copy. 

  • Junkie : confessions of an unredeemed drug addict.
"WILLIAM LEE" (pseud.) [BURROUGHS, William S., 1914-1997]; HELBRANT, Maurice
# 13760

    # 13760

    "WILLIAM LEE" (pseud.) [BURROUGHS, William S., 1914-1997]; HELBRANT, Maurice

    Junkie : confessions of an unredeemed drug addict.

    [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.

  • The revenge. An autobiographical fragment.
GREENE, Graham
# 13708

    # 13708

    GREENE, Graham

    The revenge. An autobiographical fragment.

    London : The Stellar Press, 1963. Printed in an edition of 300 copies for private distribution. Octavo, printed green wrappers, stitchbound; a presentation copy inscribed by the publisher, Max Reinhardt, to front free endpaper “To Brian and Noel [Stonier, Director of Macmillan Australia], Happy Christmas from Max, Dec. 1963”; pp 11; a fine copy. 

  • The light of Eden and other poems
BUFTON, John
# 13690

    # 13690

    BUFTON, John

    The light of Eden and other poems

    Melbourne : [H. W. Mills, printers], 1890. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (flecked), bookplate to pastedown, pencil corrections to typographical errors, notes. The author's first book of verse, subjects include 'The Australian Black' and 'An Australian National Song'.

  • [PHOTOGRAPHY] Operate small arms : TTLM 35mm SLR - Rapid Fire
CAMERA LUCIDA
# 13472

    # 13507

    SHAPIRO, Karl Jay (1913-2000)

    The place of love

    [Malvern East, Vic.] : Comment Publication, 1942. Octavo, publisher's printed grey wrappers green lettering (a few light marks; spine and top edge of lower wrapper sunned), 78 pp, printed in black and green ink, inside wrappers each with a narrow residual paper strip from a label, the half-title with mild off-setting from one of these; …

  • Nightfall (First British edition)
ASIMOV, Isaac (1920-1992)
# 13288

    # 13288

    ASIMOV, Isaac (1920-1992)

    Nightfall (First British edition)

    pp 2-19 in: Astounding Science Fiction, vol. XXVIII no. 1, September 1941. London : The Atlas Publishing and Distributing Co. Ltd., 1941. “Gordon & Gotch (Australasia) Ltd. sole agents for Australia and New Zealand” (lower wrapper). Large octavo, original illustrated wrappers, upper wrapper printed in red “Nightfall by Isaac Asimov, September, 1941”, with label of …

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    # 2129

    Anon.

    [MARITIME] Affecting narrative of the total loss of the first-class steam ship Harriet Cooper,

    and awful sacrifice of 142 lives, when on her passage from Aberdeen to Sydney. Aberdeen : Edward Walker, n.d. [c 1855?]. Single folio sheet, printed on both sides and folding into 8pp octavo (unopened and uncut), with a wood engraving of the ship. A small tear to one corner, which clips the very end of …

  • Alfred Dudley; or, the Australian settlers
[PORTER, Sarah]
# 13491

    # 13491

    [PORTER, Sarah]

    Alfred Dudley; or, the Australian settlers

    London : Harvey and Darton, n.d. [c. 1836]. Second edition. Duodecimo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine sunned), all edges gilt, early owner's inscription to front free endpaper, engraved frontispiece (foxed); pp. 196. The second edition of what is referred to the first novel set in Australia, drawing largely from Dawson's 'The Present State of Australia'. Ferguson 1313; …

  • [A RELIC OF THE SIEGE OF SEBASTOPOL] Razgovory francuzsko-russko-německie
OLDEKOP, August von
# 13611

    # 13611

    OLDEKOP, August von

    [A RELIC OF THE SIEGE OF SEBASTOPOL] Razgovory francuzsko-russko-německie

    = Dialogues français-russes-allemands = Französisch-russisch-deutsche Gespräche. Sanktpeterburg : F. Bellizar, 1837. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (upper board detached, boards heavily scuffed and corners worn), original backstrip lettered in gilt (loss to leather at head and tail); front pastedown inscribed in ink 'Found in Sebastopol, September 1855'; front free-endpaper with a presentation inscription …

  • [LA PEROUSE] La journée des dupes : pièce tragi-politi-comique :
BERGASSE, Nicolas and A.-M.-J. CHASTENET DE PUYSEGUR (attributed); [La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788]
# 13081

    # 13081

    BERGASSE, Nicolas and A.-M.-J. CHASTENET DE PUYSEGUR (attributed); [La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788]

    [LA PEROUSE] La journée des dupes : pièce tragi-politi-comique :

    représentée sur le Théatre National par les grands Comédiens de la Patrie. [Paris : [s.n.], 1790. Octavo, modern marbled wrappers, 86 pp, engraved head-piece; a fine copy. Attributed to N. Bergasse and to A.M.J. Chasténet, marquis de Puysegur, this satirical play counts amongst its main characters the French explorer La Pérouse and his “Indian” (i.e. …

  • The genius of human imperfection [presentation copy for Robert Jacks]
HIBBERD, Jack
# 13439

    # 13439

    HIBBERD, Jack

    The genius of human imperfection [presentation copy for Robert Jacks]

    Melbourne : Black Pepper Special Edition, 1998. Octavo, wrappers, pp. 82, a few pages with minor abrasion. Limited to 500 copies. With a presentation inscription from the author to Robert Jacks.