Literature

  • # 33102

    BATE, Jonathan

    Shakespeare: staging the world

    London : The British Museum Press, 2012. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 304, illustrated. New copy. Authoritative, surprising, evocative and original, Shakespeare: staging the world offers a completely new approach to one of the most exceptional creative imaginations in history. While matters of religion, trade and war were being contested, the role of the playwright …

  • # 32991

    RUDD, Steele; LINDSAY, Norman; LINDSAY, Ruby, SIMPSON, Ruth; MURPHY, Ashton

    Back at our selection (signed copy)

    [Brisbane] : Steele Rudd &​ Co., 1906. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial blue cloth boards (edges rubbed, spine chipped at head and foot as well as alond edge), bookplate to front pastedown, pp. [8]; 213; [3] (scattered foxing), illustrated by Ruby Lindsay, Norman Lindsay, Ruth Simpson and​ Ashton Murphy. Signed and inscribed on the endpaper ‘Yours …

  • # 32364

    SPENSER, Edmund; [WALTER CRANE, illustrator]

    Spenser’s Faerie Queene

    Edited by Thomas J. Wise. London : George Allen, 1894-97. Quarto, nineteen parts in original illustrated wrappers, illustrated by Crane throughout. The deluxe edition printed on Japanese vellum, limited to 28 copies of which 25 were for sale. A standard edition was also published. A very fine set with some creasing to the lower yapp …

  • # 32061

    CROZIER, Cecily (editor); GLEESON, James, et al.

    A Comment. July 1943. No. 16

    Malvern East, Vic. : A Comment Publication, 1943. Royal octavo, self buff wrappers with linocut image of dancers by Irvine Green, staple bound, pp. [32], light central crease, printed in roneo and black ink on buff paper, illustrations; includes text contributions by Raymond Hughes, Sylvia Green, Mark Kronenberg, Muir Holborn, Joan Masters, Elizabeth Galloway, Raemonde …

  • # 32604

    SIMMONS, Samuel R.

    A problem and a solution. Marcus Clarke and the writing of “Long Odds” his first novel

    Melbourne : The Simmons Press, 1946.Octavo, papered boards with cloth spine, handwritten title label, bound preserving the original wrappers, two tipped-in bookplates of S. R. Simmons (author and printer), tipped-in printed notice from the Bread & Cheese Club (dated December 1945) announcing that Simmons has presented 200 copies of this book for distribution to its …

  • # 32550

    MACKINNON, Hamilton

    The Marcus Clarke memorial volume, containing selections from the writings of Marcus Clarke,

    together with Lord Rosebery’s letter, etc., and a biography of the deceased author. Melbourne : Cameron, Laing and Co., 1884. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, frontispiece with mounted photographic portrait (an original albumen print with the photographer’s name Batchelder in the image, 89 x 55 mm) and facsimile signature, pp xii, 13-322, [16 advertisements]; a very good copy …

  • # 31676

    LAWSON, Henry (1867 - 1922)

    While the billy boils

    First series. Containing 26 tales and sketches of Australian life. Melbourne : E. W. Cole, 1903. Octavo, lettered wrappers (spine worn with loss to head anf foot of spine), pp. viii; 168; 32 (publisher’s catalogue, dated May 1902), a very good copy. Housed in a clamshell box with gilt-lettered morocco title label. Commonwealth Series No. …

  • # 32019

    PATERSON, A. B.

    Rio Grande’s last race and other verses

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1902. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, top edge gilt, fore edge foxed, previous owner’s name to endpapers, pp. xii; [ii]; 178; 32 (publisher’s catalogue), a very good copy. First collected edition of verse originally published in a number of periodicals.

  • # 32641

    HATES, Henry T. (words and music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] For the term of his natural life.

    Cover: Specially written & featured in association with the presentation of the Union Master world production “For the Term of His Natural Life”. Melbourne : Allan & Co., [1927]. Folio (320 x 240 mm), disbound, illustrated wrappers (very good), front with original music seller’s stamp (King & King, Brisbane) and original owner’s name (E. Ward); …

  • # 32052

    SMITH, Arthur H.

    Proverbs and common sayings from the Chinese, together with much related and unrelated matter Interspersed with observations on Chinese things-in-general.

    Shanghai : American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1902. Revised edition. Octavo, half-calf over pebbled cloth, new spine lettered in gilt, endpapers replaced, marbled edges, pp. viii; 374, xxx, preliminaries foxed, otherwise very good. Text in English and Chinese.

  • # 32020

    MACK, Louise et al.

    A southern garland

    Sydney : The Bulletin, 1904. Octavo, green cloth, printed title label to spine (stained – a fine replacement title label tipped-in by the publisher at rear), previous owner’s name to endpaper, pagination various, a very good copy. Collected edition of the Bulletin booklets issued between 1899 – 1903, written by Roderick Quinn, James Hebblethwaite, Louise Mack, …

  • # 32686

    ROSENBERG, Aubrey

    Tyssot de Patot and his work, 1655-1738

    The Hague, [Netherlands] : Martinus Nijhoff, 1972. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket, portrait frontispiece, pp. xii; 235. A detailed study of Tyssot de Patot, author of Voyages et avantures de Jaques Masse, a famous imaginary voyage to Australia.

  • # 32780

    COMMÈRE, Pascal; HEREL, Petr (artist) (1943 - )

    Prévision de passage d’un dix cors au lieu-dit Goulet du maquis

     / Pascal Commère ; dessins de Petr Herel. Large octavo (210 x 155 mm), publisher’s printed wrappers, 113 pp; poems by Commère illustrated with 6 full-page reproductions of etchings by Australian artist Petr Herel; text in French; ex-library copy with deaccession stamp of the Médiathèque Chalette-sur-Loing (plus usual library markings) else a good, clean copy. Trove …

  • # 32727

    MACARTNEY, Frederick T. (1887 - 1980)

    Hard light and other verses

    Surrey Hills, Vic. : The Galleon Press, 1934. Square octavo, green cloth boards with pictorial paper onlay to front featuring a linocut by the poet; 43 pp, illustrated with a further 6 tipped-in linocuts by Macartney; lightly marked, a very good copy. Presentation inscription to a previous owner pasted on a small card on the …

  • # 31884

    SCOTT, George Firth

    [SCIENCE FICTION; WESTERN AUSTRALIA] The last Lemurian : a Westralian romance (colonial edition)

    London : James Bowden, 1898. First edition, colonial edition. Original pictorial boards with art nouveau design (corners bumped, edges rubbed, pen library marking to spine), first few leaves with wet stamp of ‘The Beehive – fancy goods repository, Gisborne [New Zealand]’, frontispiece and black and white plates by Stanley Ward, pp. 339, [4] publisher’s advertisements, …

  • # 32162

    DU MAURIER, George (1834-1896)

    George du Maurier, cartoonist and writer : autograph note, signed, to fellow “Punch” artist Phil May. March, 1896.

    1 page manuscript in ink, 175 x 100 mm, on du Maurier’s personalised notepaper with his embossed address 17, Oxford Square, W., dated Sunday, March 29, 1896; to Phil May (1864-1903), English caricaturist. Du Maurier writes: ‘My Dear May, I’m in for another cold with this hearty weather – so I don’t feel up to tomorrow …