Literature

  • # 18222

    CAMPBELL, David; BLACKMAN, Charles (cover design)

    [BLACKMAN] Words with a Black Orpington

    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 …

  • # 18121

    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, …

  • # 18112

    FRIEND, Donald

    Save me from the shark (presentation copy)

    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’.

  • # 17829

    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 …

  • # 17698

    BERCOVICI, Konrad [CECIL B. DE MILLE]

    The Volga Boatman. (Signed by Cecil B. DeMille)

    / 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 …

  • # 17825

    BELLOW, Saul (1915-2005)

    More die of heartbreak. (Signed by Saul Bellow)

    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 …

  • # 17830

    MILLER, Henry (1891-1980)

    My life and times. (Signed by Henry Miller)

    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, …

  • # 17769

    PRICHARD, Katharine Susannah (1883-1969); COUNIHAN, Noel (illustrator)

    N’Goola and other stories. (Special edition, signed by Katharine Susannah Prichard)

    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 …

  • # 17735

    BOYD, Arthur and PORTER, Peter

    Jonah. (Signed by both the artist and the poet)

    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, [1], monochrome illustrations throughout; a fine inscribed copy.

  • # 17818

    WILDER, Gene (1933-2016)

    My French whore : a love story. (Signed by Gene Wilder)

    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.

  • # 17801

    MAILER, Norman (1923-2007)

    The prisoner of sex. (Signed by Norman Mailer)

    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.

  • # 17563

    ROWLING, J. K.; GRANDPRÉ, Mary (illustrator)

    Harry Potter and the deathly hallows. (Signed by Mary GrandPré)

    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; [2]; 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 …

  • # 17423

    EMM, Dudley

    Kurrakapinya : an interpretation of Centralian legend

    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.

  • # 17800

    RUSHDIE, Salman

    The Wizard of Oz. (Signed by Salman Rushdie)

    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.

  • # 17924

    GINSBERG, Allen

    Iron horse.

    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.

  • # 17796

    LEDERER, Charles; [LOOS, Anita]

    “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” : Screenplay by Charles Lederer. Revised Final. November 13, 1952.

    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 …