Literature

  • # 18236

    [McAULEY, James and STEWART, Harold]. “MALLEY, Ern”.

    The Darkening Ecliptic by Ern Malley (presentation copy)

    Melbourne and Adelaide: Reed and Harris, 1944. Small quarto, 46 pages, in original wrappers illustrated by Sidney Nolan of ‘The Arabian Tree’ from the ‘Malley’ poem Petit Testament, further reproduced as a black and white frontispiece, a fine copy, with presentation inscription on half-title ‘To George Coulson, from The Hind Legs, Harold Stewart’. The first …

  • # 18736

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969) and LINDSAY, Jack (1900-1990)

    A homage to Sappho. (Norman Lindsay’s copy)

    Made by Norman and Jack Lindsay. London : The Fanfrolico Press, 1928. Quarto, vellum over bevelled boards (lightly foxed and flecked), title and Lindsay decoration in gold, all edges gilt, 64 pp, illustrated with fifteen original etchings by Norman Lindsay, a very good copy. Limited to 70 signed copies, this copy out of series, inscribed …

  • # 18143

    DEAMER, Mary Elizabeth Kathleen Dulcie (1890–1972)

    Valley of Bleeding Hearts

    In: All Story Weekly, New York : Frank A. Munsey Co., 1918. Deamer’s story was published in four parts, in consecutive issues of the American pulp magazine All Story Weekly: Volume LXXX, number 3, Saturday February 2, 1918, pp 353-379; Volume LXXX, number 4, Saturday February 9, 1918, pp 585-609; Volume LXXXI, number 1, Saturday February 16, 1918, …

  • # 18513

    VERNON, Barbara, 1916-1978.

    [THEATRE] The multi-coloured umbrella

    Sydney : J.C. Williamson, [1957]. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [22] pp, with b/w photographic illustrations; a very good copy. Programme for the premiere season at Sydney’s Theatre Royal of a play by Inverell writer, stage producer and radio announcer Miss Barbara Vernon. The programme is unrecorded in Australian collections. The University of Queensland Library …

  • # 18538

    BEDFORD, [George] Randolph (1868-1941); SPENCE, Percy (illustrator)

    Billy Pagan, mining engineer

    Sydney : N.S.W. : Bookstall Co. Ltd., 1921. Fourth edition, 18th thousand. Octavo, original wrappers with a colour illustration by Percy Spence (creasing, spine chipped and with paper split at foot), pp [2], 210, [4 advertisements], lower and inner wrappers with advertisements; pale waterstain to upper margin of a few leaves, otherwise internally very good. …

  • # 18028

    [STONE, Oliver], ALLENDE, Isabelle

    The infinite plan [Presentation copy for director Oliver Stone]

    A novel. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Sayers Peden. New York : Harper Collins, 1993. First English edition. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 382. Presentation copy for Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone, inscribed by Allende on the half-title ‘To Oliver Stone, hoping that this crazy story about betrayel (sic), love, violence and …

  • # 17974

    MOORE, Todd (1937 - 2010); DUSTERHOFF, Chris

    The Summer of Blood

    Seattle : Spankstra Press, 2011.Glass fronted display case containing the typed short story The Summer of Blood by Moore on 32 loose leaves (the first with imitation blood spatter), hand-typed on a vintage Royal typewriter; colophon dated 2009 from the original planned issue (unsigned due to the death of the author); a blood splattered white table …

  • # 17979

    PATCHEN, Kenneth (1911-1972)

    Poemscapes

    Highlands, NC : Jonathan Williams, 1958. ‘Limited to 75 copies prepared & painted by Kenneth Patchen / 68’ (colophon). Octavo, specially bound in original cloth backed thick boards hand-painted in acrylic by the poet with depictions of some of his ‘fabulous animals’ (small sections of paint loss along the spine, otherwise very well preserved), front …

  • # 17829

    THOMPSON, Hunter S. (1937-2005)

    Fear and loathing in Las Vegas and other American stories. (Signed by Hunter S. Thompson)

    New York : The Modern Library, 1996. Reprint. Octavo, publisher’s grey cloth with gilt lettered spine in pictorial dust jacket; patterned endpapers; signed on the title page by Hunter S. Thompson, as ‘H.S. Thompson’; 283 pp, illustrated by Ralph Steadman; an exceptionally fine copy in a pristine dust jacket. A rare inscribed copy of the …

  • # 18519

    [McKUEN, Rodney Marvin "Rod", 1933-2015]; AZTEC SERVICES PTY. LTD.

    Rod McKuen in concert

    Also titled: Aztec Services Pty. Ltd. (Kenn Bodziak, Managing Director) presents the first Australian tour of Rod McKuen, March 1972. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, [16] pp, b/w/ photographic illustrations, double-page music notation for As I Love My Own; a fine copy. Programme for American singer-songwriter and poet Rod McKuen’s 1972 Australian tour. A cultural …

  • # 18298

    KING, Billi H.

    Punk shots. Poems and drawings (signed copy)

    New Brunswick : Fiddlehead Poetry Books, 1980. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (inscribed ‘love Billi’ in marker lower wrapper), pp.74, illustrated. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies.

  • # 18002

    GINSBERG, Allen (1926 - 1997)

    Cosmopolitan greetings. Poems 1986 – 1992 (signed copy)

    New York : Harper Collins, 1994. Octavo, boards in dustjacket (slightly sunned on spine), pp. xviii; 118, signed by Ginsberg on the half-title with his typical AH expression.

  • # 17513

    "Furnley MAURICE" [WILMOT, Frank] (1881 - 1942); SPOWERS, Ethel (1890-1947)

    Arrows of longing. (Presentation copy)

    Illustrated by Miss Ethel Spowers. Introduction by Bernard O’Dowd. Melbourne : Alexander McCubbin, 1921. Limited to 200 copies. Quarto, gilt lettered cloth, bookplate to front pastedown, pp 114, tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards, in the publisher’s box with colour illustration; this copy with a presentation inscription on the limitation page ‘Miss Thelma McLaren …

  • # 18169

    AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE IN FRANCE.

    The Rising Sun. (With which is incorporated “The Honk”). A Journal of the A.I.F. in France.

    In the Field, France. No. 10, January 29th, 1917; No. 13, February 8th, 1917; No. 15, February 15th, 1917; No. 17., February 22nd, 1917. Four complete issues, unbound. Small quarto, pp 4, old folds, short edge tears, scattered foxing; three with original owner’s inscription to front, ‘Robinson, R.I.’; ephemeral and rare. Printed in very limited …

  • # 17844

    PARKES, Henry, Sir (1815-1896)

    Sonnets and other verse. (Presentation copy)

    London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. Ltd., 1895. First edition. Duodecimo, original gilt lettered green cloth with bevelled boards, top edge gilt, other edges uncut; a presentation copy inscribed on the half-title ‘Rev. F.B. Boyce, with sincere regards from Henry Parkes. July 26th 1895’; pp viii, 48; endpapers with offsetting and light foxing, …

  • # 17846

    PARKER, K. Langloh (Katie Parker), [Catherine Eliza Somerville Stow], 1856-1940

    Australian legendary tales : folk-lore of the Noongahburrahs as told to the piccaninnies. [Together with] More Australian legendary tales, collected from various tribes by Mrs. K. Langloh Parker.

    London : David Nutt, and Melbourne : Melville, Mullen & Slade, 1897-98. Second edition of the first volume; first edition of the second. Two volumes bound in one, octavo, original pictorial blue cloth, upper board and spine with gilt device and lettering (mild flecking), all edges gilt, pp xvi, 132; xxiii, 104, [16 advertisements]; vignette line …