CAMPBELL, David; BLACKMAN, Charles (cover design)
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1978. First edition. Octavo, stiff pictorial wrappers with design by Charles Blackman, 62 pp; loosely inserted is a single-page quarto typed letter from David Campbell to Angus & Robertson editor Leonie Henschke, dated 3 July 1977, in which the poet recommends a Classical Greek theme for the cover design of the …
PRICHARD, Katharine Susannah
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, …
A picaresque entertainment. London : William Collins, 1973. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket (edges worn), pp. 191. Presentation copy, inscribed by Donald Friend on the front free endpaper ‘For Attilio Guarracino – Bali 79’.
THOMPSON, Hunter S. (1937-2005)
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 …
BERCOVICI, Konrad [CECIL B. DE MILLE]
/ by Konrad Bercovici. Illustrated with scenes from the photoplay personally directed by Cecil B. DeMille. New York : Grosset & Dunlap, (1926). First edition. Octavo, publisher’s black-lettered green cloth boards (lightly rubbed, spine sunned), front hinge a little weak, front pastedown with 1920s bookplate, half-title with full signature in ink of the Hollywood director …
BELLOW, Saul (1915-2005)
New York : Willam Morrow and Company, Inc., 1987. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s quarter cloth over papered boards in dust jacket (lightly rubbed and with mild creasing to top edges), signed in full on the title page by Saul Bellow; 335 pp; a couple of small stains to fore-edge, else a fine inscribed copy. The …
MILLER, Henry (1891-1980)
New York : Playboy Press / Gemini Smith, 1971. Large quarto, bound in blue cloth covered boards with author signature reproduced in gilt to upper board and gilt lettering to spine, in pictorial dust jacket (showing original price of $17.95), a presentation copy, inscribed on the title page by the author ‘For Dr. Nick Papageorges, …
PRICHARD, Katharine Susannah (1883-1969); COUNIHAN, Noel (illustrator)
Melbourne : Australasian Book Society, 1959. ‘This volume is on of a special edition, limited to 100 copies, to mark the fiftieth year of Katharine Susannah Prichard’s career as writer’. This is copy number 44. Octavo, boards with gilt lettering, endpapers with original jacket design by Noel Counihan; signed on the half-title by Katharine Susannah …
BOYD, Arthur and PORTER, Peter
London : Secker & Warburg, 1973. First edition. Signed in full on verso of title page by the artist Arthur Boyd and poet Peter Porter. Octavo, aqua cloth boards in dust jacket, pp. 126, , monochrome illustrations throughout; a fine inscribed copy.
WILDER, Gene (1933-2016)
New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2007. First edition, first printing. Octavo, publisher’s black cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, signed by Gene Wilder on title page, 178 pp; a fine copy. The first novel by the great comic genius, Gene Wilder, a love story dedicated to his wife, Karen.
MAILER, Norman (1923-2007)
Boston ; Toronto : Little, Brown & Company, 1971. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s green cloth over papered boards in dust jacket, signed in full on the title page by the author Norman Mailer, pp 240; a fine inscribed copy.
ROWLING, J. K.; GRANDPRÉ, Mary (illustrator)
New York : Scholastic, 2007. First edition. Octavo, half-cloth over papered boards in pictorial dust jacket designed by Mary GrandPré, signed on the title page by the book’s illustrator Mary GrandPré, pp x; ; 759; vignette black-and-white illustrations; loosely enclosed is an A4 format promotional flyer for a book signing with the illustrator at Barnes & Noble’s …
Brisbane : H. Pole & Co. Pty. Ltd., [between 1925 and 1929]. Octavo, original stiff wrappers with pictorial onlay to front, pp 58, black-and-white illustrations; a fine copy. Scarce.
London : British Film Institute, 1992. First printing. Trade paperback, signed in full on the title page by the work’s author, Salman Rushdie, 69 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; a fine inscribed copy.
Toronto : The Coach House Press, 1973. Second edition. Small oblong octavo, pictorial wrappers, original owner’s inscription to half-title, 52 pp, text printed in blue over faint background illustrations; a fine copy. A poem inspired by Ginsberg’s journey on the Santa Fe Railroad.
LEDERER, Charles; [LOOS, Anita]
Foolscap folio, 280 x 215 mm, pale yellow studio wrappers, bound with brass rivet at top and two silk ties; roneo printed, 118 pp; pencilled annotations to front ‘Anita Loos’, and to first page ‘Jule Styne’ along with a couple of numerals in the margins; in good condition throughout. A very scarce example of the …