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 …
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 …
JAMES, Brian (TIERNEY, John Lawrence, 1892 - 1972)
Foreword by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1956. First edition. Octavo, tan cloth covered boards in Norman Lindsay dustjacket (spine a little sunned, some small areas of silverfishing), 209 pp, offsetting to endpapers, a very good copy.
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 …
FRANKLIN, Miles (1879-1954)
With a preface by Henry Lawson. Edinburgh and London : William Blackwood & Sons, 1901. First edition (secondary binding, without publisher's advertisements). Octavo, original worn pictorial cloth (rebacked), pp viii, 319; ink inscription to title page, foxed and stained. The rare first edition of an icon of Australian literature, a highly influential novel, written while …
[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 …
GREY, George, Sir
He mea kohikohi mai na Sir George Grey, K.C.B., Governor-in-Chief of the New Zealand islands, … … Half title: Poems, traditions, and chaunts of the Maoris. Wellington, N.Z. : Printed by Robert Stokes, 1853. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth boards (rubbed; upper board lightlt marked); spine lettered in gilt (sunned; ink mark and short seam …
BELLOW, Saul (1915-2005)
A RARE MANUSCRIPT LETTER WRITTEN BY PULITZER AND NOBEL PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR SAUL BELLOW TO FELLOW WRITER, THOMAS BERGER. Octavo sheet, on letterhead of the literary magazine The Noble Savage, manuscript in pen, dated 6/29, to the American writer Thomas Berger (1924-), urging him to contribute to The Noble Savage, signed Saul Bellow. In the Spring …
DENNIS, C. J.
With cover design and decorations by Hal Gye and foreword by Henry Lawson. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1915. First edition. Octavo. pictorial green cloth (a little flecked and faded), neat presentation inscription dated 1915 to front free endpaper, pp. x, ; 13 – 126, illustrations by Hal Gye, decorative initials. A very good copy …
MIRBEAU, Octave (1848-1917)
Paris : Bibliothèque-Charpentier, 1913. First edition, limited to 175 numbered copies; the present copy is one of 25 printed on papier impérial du Japon with wide margins (copy no. 15). Tall octavo, original full black morocco, spine with raised bands lettered in gilt, with gilt dentelles at head and tail, all edges gilt, inner boards ruled …
[MASEFIELD, John, 1878-1967] ; Artist unknown.
[United Kingdom, c.1930]. Large octavo, original full dark blue morocco binding with triple gilt rule and ornament, spines with raised bands and lettered in gilt; inner boards with gilt rule; calligraphic manuscript in red, black and gold ink on vellum,  pages, each page with decorative borders in red, black and gold; the text comprises …
Melbourne : Braidwood Press, 2016. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. x; 262, illustrated. A collection of illustrated articles by passionate advocate for children's literature Jeffrey Prentice, written over a period of thirty years. Limited to 180 copies signed and numbered by the author.
Decorated by Frederick Carter. With an introduction by the artist. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1929. Quarto, gilt-decorated vellum, all edges gilt, unpaginated, illustrated. The deluxe edition, limited to 30 copies, signed by the artist, specially bound, printed on Japanese vellum, and with two additional wood engravings. A standard edition was also published in an …
MEADOWS, Peter; HERRICK, Robert
A selection by Peter Meadows from Herrick's 'Hesperides' with illustrations by Lionel Ellis. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1927. Octavo, lettered cloth (slightly edgeworn), pp. 172, illustrated. Limited to 550 numbered copies. Arnold 15. Loosely enclosed, the original prospectus, order form, sample illustration and 'Now ready' notice (Arnold P12).
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 …
WEALE, B. L. Putnam
London : Hurst & Blackett, 1918. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. viii; 368, photographic illustrations, a fine copy.
"WILLIAM LEE" (pseud.) [BURROUGHS, William S., 1914-1997]; HELBRANT, Maurice
[with] Narcotic agent. New York : Ace Books, 1953. The Ace Double first edition (D-15); the first edition of Burroughs’ first book. Trade paperback, 165 x 115 mm, illustrated wrappers, 149 pp (Junkie), 169 pp (Narcotic agent); a fine copy.
London : The Stellar Press, 1963. Printed in an edition of 300 copies for private distribution. Octavo, printed green wrappers, stitchbound; a presentation copy inscribed by the publisher, Max Reinhardt, to front free endpaper “To Brian and Noel [Stonier, Director of Macmillan Australia], Happy Christmas from Max, Dec. 1963”; pp 11; a fine copy.
Melbourne : [H. W. Mills, printers], 1890. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (flecked), bookplate to pastedown, pencil corrections to typographical errors, notes. The author's first book of verse, subjects include 'The Australian Black' and 'An Australian National Song'.
SHAPIRO, Karl Jay (1913-2000)
[Malvern East, Vic.] : Comment Publication, 1942. Octavo, publisher's printed grey wrappers green lettering (a few light marks; spine and top edge of lower wrapper sunned), 78 pp, printed in black and green ink, inside wrappers each with a narrow residual paper strip from a label, the half-title with mild off-setting from one of these; …
ASIMOV, Isaac (1920-1992)
pp 2-19 in: Astounding Science Fiction, vol. XXVIII no. 1, September 1941. London : The Atlas Publishing and Distributing Co. Ltd., 1941. “Gordon & Gotch (Australasia) Ltd. sole agents for Australia and New Zealand” (lower wrapper). Large octavo, original illustrated wrappers, upper wrapper printed in red “Nightfall by Isaac Asimov, September, 1941”, with label of …
and awful sacrifice of 142 lives, when on her passage from Aberdeen to Sydney. Aberdeen : Edward Walker, n.d. [c 1855?]. Single folio sheet, printed on both sides and folding into 8pp octavo (unopened and uncut), with a wood engraving of the ship. A small tear to one corner, which clips the very end of …
London : Harvey and Darton, n.d. [c. 1836]. Second edition. Duodecimo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine sunned), all edges gilt, early owner's inscription to front free endpaper, engraved frontispiece (foxed); pp. 196. The second edition of what is referred to the first novel set in Australia, drawing largely from Dawson's 'The Present State of Australia'. Ferguson 1313; …
OLDEKOP, August von
= Dialogues français-russes-allemands = Französisch-russisch-deutsche Gespräche. Sanktpeterburg : F. Bellizar, 1837. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (upper board detached, boards heavily scuffed and corners worn), original backstrip lettered in gilt (loss to leather at head and tail); front pastedown inscribed in ink 'Found in Sebastopol, September 1855'; front free-endpaper with a presentation inscription …
BERGASSE, Nicolas and A.-M.-J. CHASTENET DE PUYSEGUR (attributed); [La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup, comte de, 1741-1788]
représentée sur le Théatre National par les grands Comédiens de la Patrie. [Paris : [s.n.], 1790. Octavo, modern marbled wrappers, 86 pp, engraved head-piece; a fine copy. Attributed to N. Bergasse and to A.M.J. Chasténet, marquis de Puysegur, this satirical play counts amongst its main characters the French explorer La Pérouse and his “Indian” (i.e. …
Melbourne : Black Pepper Special Edition, 1998. Octavo, wrappers, pp. 82, a few pages with minor abrasion. Limited to 500 copies. With a presentation inscription from the author to Robert Jacks.