Literature

  • # 24520

    KERR, D. B. (Donald Beavis) (1919-1942)

    Form A.73. (June 1938) Royal Australian Air Force Observer’s, Air Gunner’s and W/T operator’s Flying Log Book. 416431 Kerr D. B.

    [Title from cover]. Octavo (205 x 140 mm), original printed blue cloth over boards, upper board with the owner’s name and service number in manuscript ‘KERR, D. B. 416431’; first page titled ‘Certificates of Qualification’, with manuscript entries recording Kerr’s qualifications as a Dead Reckoning Navigator (12 November 1941), Bomb Aimer (10 January 1942), Air …

  • # 17979

    Patchen, Kenneth (1911-1972)

    Poemscapes

    Highlands, NC : Jonathan Williams, 1958. ‘Limited to 75 copies prepared & painted by Kenneth Patchen / 68’ (colophon). Octavo, specially bound in original cloth backed thick boards hand-painted in acrylic by the poet with depictions of some of his ‘fabulous animals’ (small sections of paint loss along the spine, otherwise very well preserved), front …

  • # 24734

    Sahula, Isaac ben Solomon ibn Abi (1244-1282)

    ‏משל הקדמוני /‏ ‏יצחק בן שלמה בן סהולה [Mashal ha-Kadmoni]

    Woodmere, N.Y. : Pardes Rimonim Press, 1987. Quarto, gilt-lettered quarter morocco over papered boards, fore- and lower edges uncut, pp 282, printed letterpress, woodcuts; text in Hebrew; housed in a matching slipcase. ‘Mashal Haqadamoni is a reprint of the Venetian 1546 edition with its 80 woodcuts some of which were recut for this edition. Printed …

  • # 23933

    GRIMSTONE, Mary Leman (1796-1869)

    Omnibuses. (An essay by Mary Leman Grimstone published in Tait’s Edinburgh Journal, 1836)

    Edinburgh : William Tait, 1836. Four pages small quarto (260 x 160 mm), disbound from Tait’s Edinburgh Journal (pp 335-38), printed initials M.L.G. at the foot of the text; fine. English writer and feminist Mary Leman Grimstone (1796-1869) wrote what are arguably the first two Australian novels. These were her second and third novels, Louisa …

  • # 23932

    GRIMSTONE, Mary Leman (1796-1869)

    Merchant sailors. (An essay by Mary Leman Grimstone published in Tait’s Edinburgh Journal, 1835).

    Edinburgh : William Tait, 1835. Two pages small quarto (260 x 160 mm), disbound from Tait’s Edinburgh Journal (pp 451-52), printed initials M.L.G. at the foot of the text; fine. English writer and feminist Mary Leman Grimstone (1796-1869) wrote what are arguably the first two Australian novels. These were her second and third novels, Louisa …

  • # 23930

    GRIMSTONE, Mary Leman (1796-1869)

    Men and women. (An essay by Mary Leman Grimstone published in Tait’s Edinburgh Journal, 1834).

    Edinburgh : William Tait, 1834. Two pages small quarto (260 x 160 mm), disbound from Tait’s Edinburgh Journal (pp 101-2), printed initials M.L.G. at the foot of the text, with contemporary pencilled annotation ‘Mrs. Leman Grimstone’; fine. English writer and feminist Mary Leman Grimstone (1796-1869) wrote what are arguably the first two Australian novels. These …

  • # 24327

    LAWSON, Henry (1867-1922)

    The skyline riders and other verses

    Sydney : Fergusson, [1910]. First edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers by Harry Weston (slightly edge rubbed), pp. 155, adverts.

  • # 24178

    GILMORE, Dame Mary (1865 - 1962)

    The tilted cart : a book of recitations (signed presentation copy)

    [Sydney : M. Gilmore], 1925. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (small stain), pp. 115, internally clean. Presentation copy, inscribed by Mary Gilmore on the half-title ‘For review. The Editor “The Morning Post” Melbourne from the publisher Mary Gilmore 1925’, errata slip, later owner’s name. A collection of Gilmore?s verse, some of which had previously been published in …

  • # 24256

    ROTHENBERG, Jerome (poet); TYSON, Ian (1933- ) (artist)

    [PRIVATE PRESS] The case for memory

    New York : Granary Books, 2001. One of 30 copies in wrappers, signed by the poet and artist. Quarto, publisher’s cream paper wrappers with red, black, and blue printing, [20] pp, with illustrations by Ian Tyson; internally pristine, a fine copy. “Twelve poems by Jerome Rothenberg from A Book of Witness, a New Directions collection of …

  • # 24272

    CARROLL, Lewis

    [PRIVATE PRESS] Jabberwocky

    Berkeley, CA : Philoxenia Press, 2011. “Edition of sixty copies, of which twenty-five are for sale and twenty-five are for Moxon Chappel [printer’s club]” (colophon). Octavo (257 x 170 mm), sewn pamphlet with Japanese Yuzen hand-stencilled paper wrappers with first plate tipped on, unpaginated, set in 20 point Frühling by Hermann Zapf, illustrated with six …

  • # 24461

    EIGNER, Larry (1927-1996)

    [PRIVATE PRESS] looks like nothing the shadow through air

    Circle Press : Guildford, 1981. Quarto (290 x 210 mm), stiff yellow wrappers lettered in black, unpaginated, poems by Black Mountain School poet Eigner with 5 relief plates by Ronald King; text handset in 12 pt Times Roman by Walter Taylor and printed letterpress on Saunders mould-made paper; a fine copy. One of 200 numbered …

  • # 24459

    KIPLING, Rudyard; SUMMERS, R.E.

    [PRIVATE PRESS] The cat that walked by himself

    Pearl Beach, N.S.W. : The Escutcheon Press, 2000. Narrow quarto, publisher’s pictorial purple cloth over boards, 25 pp, vignette illustrations; a fine copy. Number 51 an edition of 55, signed by R.E. Summers. “Fifty-five copies of this, the twenty-third book of The Escutcheon Press, 37 Cornelian Road, Pearl Beach N.S.W. 2256, have been made by …

  • # 24299

    ANDERSON, Warwick (1958 - ); PAPAPETROU, Polixeni (1960 - 2018)

    Headphones (signed copy)

    verses by Warwick Anderson ; images by Polixeni Papapetrou. Melbourne : Red Rooster Press, 1986. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 50, illustrated with the photographs of Polixeni Papapetrou. Signed by Warwick Anderson. Poems by Anderson and photography by a young Polixeni Papapetrou. Probably her first illustrated publication.

  • # 24346

    LORCA, Federico García (1898 - 1936); LYSSIOTIS, Peter (1949 - )

    Duende

    Melbourne : Masterthief and Sydney : Polar Bear Press, 2019. Folio, black card wrappers with red paint drippings resembling spilt blood, nineteen photo-montages by Peter Lyssiotis in response to the text by Lorca “Juego y teoría del Duende” (Buenos Aires, 20 October 1933). Folded in sections and presented in a folding cloth box with title label. ‘Conceived …

  • # 23622

    SHAKESPEARE, WIlliam

    The plays of William Shakspeare.

    In ten volumes. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The third edition, revised and augmented by the editor of Dodsley’s collection of old plays. London : printed for C. Bathurst, J. Rivington and Sons [et alia], 1785. Ten volumes, octavo, full polished …

  • # 23842

    BRASSAÏ (Gyula Halász, 1899-1984)

    Henry Miller : grandeur nature. (Inscribed by Brassaï)

    Paris : Gallimard, [1975]. First trade edition. Octavo, stiff card covers in dust wrapper with portrait of Miller by Brassaï (1932), boldly inscribed by Brassaï on the half title ‘Pour Baby et Marion Sulzberger, bien amicalement, Brassaï. Paris, le 29 dec 1975’; pp 264, [1], with 16 crisp photogravures of people and places from Miller’s life …