MORRISON, Robert (1782-1834)
London : Printed for Black and Parry … by C. Stower, 1812. First edition. Octavo, later half vellum over marbled papered boards, spine with earlier gilt lettered backstrip laid down; pp vi, [1 contents], 71; first page with contemporary annotation in Chinese characters in red ink; a fine copy. The Anglo-Scottish missionary and East India …
MORRISON, Robert (1782-1834)
Canton [but Macau], China : Printed by order of the Select Committee; at the Honourable East India Company’s Press, by P. P. Thoms, 1815. Octavo, recent half calf over cloth boards, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering; pp , 50 [numbered without pages 9-10, as issued]; a fine copy. Only the second work published at …
THOMS, Peter Perring
[Hua Jian] Chinese Courtship. In Verse. To which is added, an Appendix, Treating of the Revenue of China, &c. &c.
London : Published by Parbury, Allen, and Kingsbury ; Macao, China : Printed at the Honorable East India Company’s Press, 1824. Octavo, contemporary full calf ruled in gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt rule and contrasting morocco title label lettered in gilt; early bookseller’s label of W. White, Piccadilly, to front pastedown; printed on Chinese paper; …
[LINDSAY]. McCRAE, Hugh.
Sydney : John Sands Ltd, 1909. Folio, quarter vellum and decorated papered boards (light wear, edges rubbed), pp. [xvi]; 149; , twenty-one full page plates and numerous vignette illustrations; scattered foxing, Lindsay illustration from a magazine tipped on to p. [iv]. Limited to 130 copies, signed and numbered by McCrae. The plates include eight tipped-in …
DAVIS, John Francis (1795 - 1890)
Poeseos sinensis commentarii. On the poetry of the Chinese, (from the Royal Asiatic Translations) to which are added, translations & detached pieces
Macao : printed at the Honorable East India Company’s Press, by G. J. Steyn and brother, 1834. Octavo, half-crushed morocco over marbled papered boards, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate for W. W. Rockhill to front pastedown, pp [viii]; 199; a fine copy. Text in English, Chinese and Latin. First published in London in …
MORRIS, William (1834 - 1896)
Hammersmith : Kelmscott Press, 1896. Folio, bound in full rich tan morocco, with raised beveled panels to front and rear boards, blind-stamped in a diamond pattern, borders and dentelles also stamped in blind, leather inlay gilt-lettered with “Chaucer’s Works”, spine with five raised bands and contrasting morocco title label stamped in gilt, compartments containing vertical lines stamped …
STENT, G[eorge C[arter] (1833 - 1884)
Shanghai : printed and published by Da Costa & Co., at the “Ching-Foong” Printing Office, 1873. Octavo, old diced morocco, lettered in gilt along the spine (edges rubbed), original yellow wrappers bound in, pp 12, printed in blue ink with red decorative border; light foxing but a very good copy. Two poems by Stent featuring …
Melbourne : George Robertson, c. 1915. Quarto, lettered cloth, pp. 176, colour and black white plates. Fundraising book from the Great War “The entire profits from the sale of this book will be devoted by Madam Melba to the Belgian Relief Fund”. Literary contributors include Ethel Turner, Henry Lawson, Tarella Quin, Dorothea Mackellar, Edward Vidler, …
Thoughts suggested at the performance of the 4th Movement of L. van Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony Op. 68. Ballarat: James Curtis . Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 8, paper browned as usual, else very good.
San Francisco : Four Seasons Foundation, 1967. First edition. Octavo trade paperback, publisher’s illustrated wrappers, 112 pp; previous owner’s name inside front cover and initials on fly leaf, but a fine copy of the very scarce first edition of one of the defining books of the sixties.
New York : Avon, 1960. First edition. Duodecimo trade paperback, pictorial wrappers, pp 126, ; a fine copy of the true first edition (the book was not issued in cloth). “Tristessa. Girl of throatstopping Aztec mystery loveliness. Golden-skinned whore eternally hooked on morphina.” Written during 1955-56, Tristessa is a thinly-veiled chronicle of Kerouac’s Mexican love affair with drug addict …
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’.
WHITEWRIGHT, J. S.
Vol. II. Weihsien : Shanghai University Press, c. 1915. Octavo, cloth wrappers (marked), unpaginated, text in Chinese characters.
Anonymous artist; [WIECHERT, Ernst 1887-1950]
[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 …
[LANG, John, 1816-64]
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 …
DICKENS, Charles; LINDSAY, Norman
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.
[LINDSAY, Norman]. McCRAE, Hugh
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 …
WILLIAMS, Ben Ames
New York : Popular Library, 1951. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 256 pp; a good copy. “A lusty tale of the South Pacific.”
New York : Popular Library, 1952. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 159 pp; a good copy. “A realistic novel of violent young love.”
New York : Bantam, 1952. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 150 pp; a good copy. “The diary of a New York taxi driver.”
New York : Popular Library, 1946. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 160 pp; a good copy. “Tales of a saloon editor”. Cover art by “Xela” (Alex Schomburg).
New York : Avon Publications, Inc., 1948. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 158 pp; a good copy. Originally titled You go your way (1941).
New York : Avon Publications, Inc., 1946. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 288 pp; first few leaves loosened; else a good copy.
New York : Popular Library, 1951. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 223 pp; a good copy. “He had a war to fight and a woman to win.”
New York : Avon Publications, Inc., 1957. First edition. Trade paperback, duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, 159 pp; a good copy. “An original science fiction novel – one man’s bridge to eternity!”
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, …
CLARKE, Marcus (1846-1881); KEILEY, Henry
/ 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 …
WHITE, Patrick (1912 - 1990)
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 …
MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887)
[=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 …
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)
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 …
LONEY, ALan and GIMBLETT, Max
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 …
STEPHENS, James Brunton; D'ARCY, Mary and Ellen
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 …
POUGENS, Charles de (1755-1833)
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 …
[McAULEY, James and STEWART, Harold]. “MALLEY, Ern”.
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, …
[NOLAN]. DUTTON, Geoffrey.
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 …
[NOLAN]. ROSKOLENKO, Harry.
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 …
TZARA, Tristan (1896-1963)
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 …
LONEY, Alan (1940 - ); WAGENER, Richard (1944 - )
Santa Rosa [U.S.A.] : Nawakum Press, 2014. Folio, papered boards, pp. , 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 …
LONEY, Alan (1940 - )
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 …
LONEY, Alan (1940 - )
Sherman Oaks [U.S.A.] : Ninja Press, 2011. Narrow folio, lettered papered boards, cloth spine, pp , 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 …
DALLAS, Ruth (1919 - 2008); LONEY, Alan (1940 - )
Dunedin : Otakou Press, 2008. Quarto, silver-lettered cloth, buckram spine, pp. , 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 …
[Max Harris; Sidney Nolan; James McGuire; Harry Roskolenko]
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' …
ALDEN, W.L. (William Livingston) (1837-1908)
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 …
LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)
London : T. Werner Laurie, 1937. First UK edition. Octavo, cloth, pp. 248, scattered foxing, illustrated by Lindsay. A clean 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 …
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 …
SAY, Horace; MORIN-JEAN, illustrator
: 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 …
WOODWARD, Arthur T. (1865 - 1943)
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 …
Sailor : soldier : artist, and the first Surveyer-General of South Australia. Adelaide : R. E. E. Rogers for the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, 1911. Octavo, gilt-illustrated vellum over bevelled boards, top edge gilt, other edges uncut and unopened, marbled endpapers, pp. [vi]; 108; ; 85; photographic plates, folding maps, facsimile …