Literature

  • # 29849

    [SIDNEY NOLAN; HAROLD STEWART; JAMES McAULEY]

    The Darkening Ecliptic. Poems by Ern Malley. Paintings by Sidney Nolan

    Preface by Robert Melville. Introduction by Elwyn Lynn. [London] : R. Alistair McAlpine, 1974. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. Quarto, cloth with pictorial dustjacket (a little rubbed), pictorial endpapers, 56 pp, colour illustrations. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. The poems of Ern Malley, the fictitious poet created by Harold Stewart and James McAuley …

  • # 29706

    PEKORO, Morea

    [NEW GUINEA] Orokolo genesis : an account of the origin of the world and the people of Niugini as told in Hiri Motu

    / by Morea Pekoro and translated by Elton Brash. Port Moresby : Niugini Press, 1973. Series: Niugini folklore series ; v. 1. Octavo (188 x 130 mm), publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers, pp 32, with several dramatic full-page line-drawn illustrations; early ownership inscription to title page, a very good copy. Creation myths as told by Morea Pekoro …

  • # 29675

    FAIRWEATHER, Ian

    The drunken Buddha

    St. Lucia : University of Queensland Press, 2015. 50th anniversary edition. Quarto, lettered cloth, paper wraparound band, pp. 162, illustrated. New copy. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at TarraWarra Museum of Art, November 29, 2014-March 15, 2015. Curated by Steven Alderton. A special limited 50th anniversary edition of an Ian Fairweather classic. In …

  • # 29663

    COGLAN, Denis

    [POEM] Sad blasting accident at Brunswick, Victoria, by which Joe Trafford lost his sight at the age of twenty-three.

    [Melbourne] : s.n., [1908]. Single sheet, 205 x 140 mm, old folds, recto (clean and acceptable) with printed poem ‘composed by Denis Coglan‘; verso blank (lightly stained). A poem penned in tribute to the courage a young man of Brunswick, Melbourne, tragically maimed in an industrial accident in 1908. Copies are recorded in two Australian collections (NLA; …

  • # 29651

    BRACKEN, Thomas; MORTON, Frank; HUNT, Leigh; Anon.

    Not understood / by Thos. Bracken. One night the saviour sat by me / Frank Morton.

    Abou Ben Adhem / Leigh Hunt. An eastern prayer / Anon. Sydney : Gilmours’ Bookshop, [1926]. Duodecimo, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 14 pp, head- and tail-pieces in red, foxing throughout. A volume of religious poetry by returned Australian servicemen.

  • # 29642

    [LINDSAY, Ruby]. LOEB, Sophie Irene (1876 - 1929)

    Epigrams of Eve. With sundry decorations by Ruby Lind.

    London : Gay and Harcock, [c. 1912]. Octavo, lettered cloth (a few light marks), pp. 82, colour frontispiece, pp. 82, Ruby Lindsay illustrations in the art nouveau manner. Scarce

  • # 29584

    [LINDSAY, Norman]. HETHERINGTON, John

    Australian writers and their work : Norman Lindsay

    Edited by Geoffrey Dutton. Melbourne : Lansdowne Press, 1961. First edition. Octavo, lettered wrappers (sunned and slightly creased, 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.

  • # 29564

    [NOLAN, Sidney]. LOWELL, Robert.

    [NOLAN]. The voyage and other versions of poems by Baudelaire (deluxe edition)

    London : Faber and Faber, 1968. Quarto, contrasting cloth in acetate dustjacket and slipcase (a few light marks), 60 pp, illustrated with numerous full page plates. The deluxe edition, limited to 200 (plus 10 out of series) copies signed by the artist and poet. A very good copy.

  • # 29562

    RIMBAUD, Arthur (1854-1891); MAPPLETHORPE, Robert (1946-1989)

    A season in hell

    Translated by Paul Schmidt. With photogravures by Robert Mapplethorpe. [New York] : The Limited Editions Club, 1986. Quarto, black-lettered red morocco, cloth slipcase, pp xii, 87; printed letterpress, with 8 photogravures by Mapplethorpe. Limited to 1000 numbered copies, signed by Mapplethorpe and Schmidt. Loosely enclosed : The Limited Editions Club Letter, Number 545, May 1986, …

  • # 29246

    STEPHENS, Leonard

    Grease paint

    With illustrations by Campbell Copelin ; forward and frontispiece by Harold B. Herbert. Melbourne : Fashion Trade Publicity, 1935. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers (lightly marked), pp. 60, illustrated. Illustrated poems and short stories.

  • # 28061

    MOFFATT-PENDER, Iain Macalastair (1894-1961)

    Moffat-Pender’s own corrected draft of his English translation of Kenneth Macleod’s essay “Duatharachd na mara”.

    “Duatharachd na mara.” (The Romance – or the Mystery of the Sea) / by Kenneth Macleod “The Minister of the Songs” translated by Iain Macalastair Moffatt-Pender. [In red ink above title: NOT FOR PUBLICATION]. [n.d., but 1927, or earlier]. Quarto (270 x 210 mm), typescript, still bound with the original loop of fine wire at top …

  • # 29153

    BROWN, Louise et al. (compilers)

    A book of South Australia : women in the first hundred years

    Adelaide : Rigby for the Women’s Centenary Council of S.A., 1936. Quarto, illustrated papered boards (designed by Mary P. Harris), cloth spine (edges rubbed), maps to endpapers (designed by Dorothy Harvie), presentation inscription to front endpaper, pp. 251; (12), illustrated. Includes contributions by Aeneas Gunn, Daisy Bates, Lady Mawson, Tarella Quin Taskein, Stella Bowen, Pixie …

  • # 29361

    CHUMAS, Jo (1964- )

    The uncomplicated life of a woman : tales of fantasy and erotica

    Melbourne : 8dpress, 1994. Edition limited to 500 copies. Small octavo, publisher’s stiff wrappers, 63 pp, a fine copy. The first published book by Jo Chumas, a Scottish-based British novelist, published in Melbourne (Australia) by Mina Millar’s 8dpress (now based in Fife, Scotland). Copies are recorded in six Australian collections (Monash; NLA; SLNSW; SLV; UoM; …

  • # 29485

    HERBERT, Xavier (1901 - 1984); CROOKE, Ray (1922 - 2015)

    Dream Road

    Illustrated by Ray Crooke. Foreword by H. P. Hesseltine. Sydney : William Collins, 1977. Quarto, papered boards in Ray Crooke illustrated dustjacket, illustrated endpapers previous owner’s name), pp. 119, illustrated by Crooke.

  • # 29352

    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 …

  • # 29347

    JONES, Stockton

    [McCUBBIN] The early pioneer

    Melbourne : Byrne & McCubbin, 1919. Quarto, paper wrappers (a little marked, staples removed), bookplate inside front wrapper, tipped-in frontispiece of McCubbin’s ‘The Pioneer’, pp. 32 (poem by Stockton Jones), occasional foxing.