Dublin : Sold by William Watson and Son, No. 7, Capel-Street, Printers to the Cheap Repository for Religious and Moral Tracts, and by B. Dugdale, 6, Dame-Street; and by the Booksellers, Chapmen and Hawkers in Town and Country, circa 1796. Octavo, self-wrappers with woodcut illustration to front, pp 23, [blank]; disbound from a larger volume, stab-stitch …
HUME, Fergus (1859-1932)
A sensational novel … A startling and realistic story of Melbourne social life. London : The Hansom Cab Publishing Coy., 60 Ludgate Hill, n.d., . “Two Hundredth Thousand” (t.p.). Small octavo (182 x 122 mm), original pictorial wrappers, the upper wrapper featuring an illustration of the hansom cab in a Melbourne street, lower wrapper with …
An excurus on war from “The Air-Conditioned Nightmare”. Melbourne: Reed & Harris, . First Australian edition (published in Big Sur by the author in 1944). Duodecimo, printed wrappers, 86 pp., a fine copy. At the time of publication this work by important playwright Miller was banned in America. Miller’s anti-war pamphlet in two parts. Part …
London : R. A. Everett & Co. circa 1905. Octavo, illustrated yellowback boards (edges rubbed), advertisements to endpapers, pp. 287. ‘The Rajah’s Racer was first published by Everett in 1905, who also issued the book as a “yellowback” (as illustrated). It was reissued in 1920 by G.H. Robinson and J. Birch in their “Royal Ascot Library” …
MACARTNEY, Frederick T. (1887 - 1980)
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 …
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1916. Duodecimo, decorated red cloth, illustrated endpapers, illustrated title page and frontispiece by Hal Gye, pp. xviii; 158, a fine copy. ‘Trenches’ edition of nationalistic vere, so called because the size of the book could be slipped into the pocket of an Australian digger in the trenches of Europe.
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1900. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (canted, edges rubbed) with blind stamp of ‘Boot’s Booklover’s Library’ on upper panel, ex libris stamp to endpaper, pp. viii; 157; [bound with] : Over the sliprails. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1900, pp. [vi]; 167, (17, publisher’s catalogue dated September 1900). First combined edition, the …
GLEESON, James (1915 - 2008)
Sydney : David Jones Art Gallery, 1990, A4 sheets, card wrappers lettered ‘James Gleeson’, spiral bound, pp. , printed recto only, 18 poems by Gleeson, signed by him on the title page. A rare book of poetry by Gleeson published by the David Jones Art Gallery in Sydney for the group exhibition ‘The painter poet …
London and Toronto : J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1914. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, previous owner’s name crossed out in biro on pastedown, pp. 98, scattered moderate foxing.
CROLL, Robert Henderson
Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1939. Octavo, lettered green cloth, illustrated dustjacket (tape repait to head of spine), reproductions of bookplates on endpapers, pp. 188, photographic plates. Toning to endpapers and edges, a very good copy. Includes a caricature of Will Dyson by Norman Lindsay. The author’s reminiscences of bohemian life with artists, writers and …
SCOTT, W. N.
[Brisbane] : University of Queensland Press, 1967. Quarto, papered boards in illustrated dustjacket (edges worn and discoloured), pp. 55, previous owner’s inscription to endpaper. Illustrated. Artists in Queensland series.
DYSON, Edward (1865 - 1931)
Khaki Verse. Illustrations by Will Dyson, Ruby Lind, and George Dancey. Melbourne : Alex. M’Kinley & Co., 1919. Octavo, papered boards (marked, child’s name inscribed in crayon on lower board), pp. 131, tipped-in black and white plates. Printed in purple ink on brown paper due the ‘paper famine’ as noted by Dyson. The second collection …
"MALLEY, Ern" (STEWART, Harold and McAULEY, James)
Edited by Max Harris and John Reed. Melbourne: Reed & Harris, 1944. Quarto, illustrated wrappers by Sidney Nolan (scattered foxing, previous owner’s name to upper wrapper), pp. 108, rare errata slip inserted loosely in between pp. 66-67, early pencil annotations commenting on the poetry and the Adelaide prosecution of Max Harris. Issue 6. The famous …
POLITZER, L. L.; HERBERT, Harold
Verses and letters by L. L. Politzer; pencil drawings by Harold B. Herbert. Melbourne : “Pan” Publishing House, circa 1934. Octavo, marbled cards with title label (slightly sunned), ribbon tie, pp. , illustrations by Herbert. The deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies, signed by Herbert and Politzer, this is copy number 1. Nationalistic poetry with …
DUTTON, Geoffrey, and others (editors)
Poet – John Shaw Neilson. Artist – Charles Blackman. A quarterly review of writing and criticism. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (by Charles Blackman), pp. 65; (11). Poetry by Neilson and illustrations by Charles Blackman.
BOYD, Arthur and PORTER, Peter
London : Andre Deutsch, 1988. Small quarto, cloth in illustrated dust jacket, pp. 112; poetry of Peter Porter, illustrated by Arthur Boyd.