Literature

  • # 20841

    COVARRUBIAS, José Miguel, 1904-1957 (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. February, 1932.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., February, 1932. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers, 88 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; in superb condition, and featuring a stunning cover design by Mexican artist José Miguel Covarrubias – a caricature of actress Greta Garbo.

  • # 20784

    BALLANTINE, James

    The Gaberlunzie’s Wallet (presentation copy)

    Edinburgh : The Edinburgh Publishing Company; and London : Houlston and Sons, 1875. Octavo, gilt-illustrated green cloth (edges rubbed), pp. 348, all edges gilt, illustrations. Presentation inscription from Ballantine to Mr. Salmon on the Preface leaf, dated 1875. Popular work by the Scottish author.

  • # 20794

    MONK, Maria (1816-1849)

    [CATHOLICISM] Awful disclosures of Maria Monk, or, The hidden secrets of a nun’s life in a convent exposed.

    Sydney, NSW : “Sir” Robert Bear, 67-69 Market Street, [between 1890 and 1900]. Octavo, original illustrated pink wrappers (chipped, light staining, lower wrapper with loss at bottom corner), lacking the title leaf, pp xii, 208; occasional pencilled marginalia and early Melbourne bookseller’s stamps. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (National Library of Australia; Monash …

  • # 20886

    Various

    A large collection of gay and lesbian literature

    A collection of 216 publications mostly dating from the 1960s to the 1990s relating to gay and lesbian themes, including pulp literature, erotic novels, works by notable homosexual authors, and a variety of LGBT issues. Sourced from a single collection, the majority of works are English, American and Australian. A substantial and valuable resource relating …

  • # 21129

    GIBBS, May (1877-1969)

    Gum blossom babies.

    At head of title: ‘Words and pictures by May Gibbs’. Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd, [1917-20]. Tall octavo (220 x 142 mm), publisher’s printed brown wrappers with pictorial onlay to front, original ties; pp [28], colour frontispiece, with 11 additional full page sepia illustrations; a very good copy of the cheaper one shilling edition. …

  • # 20266

    MEE, Samuel Gill

    [MANUSCRIPT] Unpublished poem about a bushfire suicide, composed by an amateur Brisbane poet. Dated December 1861.

    Manuscript in ink on blue paper (245 x 195 mm), an untitled poem of 7 quatrains (4-line stanzas), with an extensive explanatory footnote; signed and dated at bottom margin in the same hand ‘Brisbane, December 2nd 1861 / Samuel Gill Mee’; verso with newspaper cuttings from 1861, suggesting that the sheet was removed from a commonplace book …

  • # 20382

    CLARKE, Marcus (1846-1881)

    The Austral Edition of the selected works of Marcus Clarke. (With related ephemera)

    Together with a biography and monograph of the deceased author, compiled and edited by Hamilton Mackinnon. Melbourne : Fergusson & Mitchell, Printers, 1890. First collected edition. Thick octavo, in a contemporary full maroon calf binding, boards with double gilt rule, upper board with elaborate monogram of Marcus Clarke stamped in gilt (some wear to edges of …

  • # 20402

    "DIER TREBLIG NHOJ" (John Gilbert REID)

    [DICKENS; CHINA] Pickwickians abroad. (Presentation copy)

    / With illustrations by the author. Shanghai : International Institute of China, 1913. First edition. Small quarto, publisher’s pictorial cloth over boards, in pictorial dust jacket (chipped at head of spine and corners); a presentation copy, inscribed on the front pastedown ‘To the Dickens Fellowship, East Bay Branch, California, With the compliments of the author …

  • # 20578

    NEILSON, Shaw; HANRAHAN, Barbara

    Some poems of Shaw Neilson. Selected with wood-engravings by Barbara Hanrahan.

    Canberra : The Brindabella Press, 1984. Octavo, luxurious unique binding of full inlaid calf by an unknown binder (signed with a small monogram stamp of an echidna and dated 2008), unpaginated, engravings by Hanrahan, a fine copy housed in folding case. Limited to 230 copies signed and numbered by Barbara Hanrahan. The eleventh book of …

  • # 20667

    KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936)

    Rudyard Kipling : signed typed letter discussing illustrations in the Just-So Stories.

    Single sheet (260 x 200 mm), on Kipling’s Bateman’s Burwash, Sussex address letterhead, typescript letter dated 20 November 1924 replying to an enquiry regarding illustrations in the Just-So stories, signed in full in ink ‘Rudyard Kipling’; original folds, in fine condition; accompanied by its original envelope addressed to D. Avery Esq., London, annotated in pencil …

  • # 20885

    GARNIER, Charles-Georges-Thomas, 1746-1795 (editor)

    Voyages imaginaires, songes, visions, et romans cabalistiques

    A Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris : Rue et Hôtel Serpente, 1787-1789. 36 volumes, octavo, handsome contemporary full tree calf (most volumes lightly rubbed with corners bumped, volume 22 with weakened front board upper right), spines with gilt lettering and decoration (occasional wear or small amount of loss to head or tail), marbled endpapers …

  • # 20871

    PATERSON, A.B.; LINDSAY, Norman, illustrator

    The animals Noah forgot (advance proof copy)

    Sydney : The Endeavour Press, 1933. First edition. Octavo, printed brown boards, 62 pp, portrait of the author, numerous Norman Lindsay illustrations. Muir 5858. Inscribed in blue pencil to endpaper ‘Advance copy (proofs only)’ and in a different hand ‘Publication 9th March’. Presumably a copy sent for review.

  • # 20704

    RIGAL, Pierre L. (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. February, 1927.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., February, 1927. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with wear at corners, fore-edge with short closed tear and a few nicks, spine with some paper loss at foot), 116 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; page 1 with a few pencil annotations, else …

  • # 20703

    BRISSAUD, Pierre (1885-1964) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. September, 1927.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., September, 1927. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with some faint creasing, spine chipped at foot), 128 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a romantic cover design by Pierre Brissaud.

  • # 20702

    PLATT, Joseph B. (1895-1968) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. May, 1924.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., May, 1924. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (pale damp stain along spine), 128 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; mild damp stain to bottom margins of leaves, else internally very clean and sound; a good example, featuring a cover design by Joseph B. Platt.

  • # 20700

    LAURENCIN, Marie (1883-1956) (illustrator)

    [ART DECO] Vanity Fair. February, 1928.

    New York : Condé Nast Publications, Inc., February, 1928. Large quarto (325 x 250 mm), original pictorial wrappers (upper wrapper with pal foxing and a few spots of surface loss, paper chipped at head and foot of spine, lower wrapper with tiny amount of loss at bottom corner), 120 pp, illustrated in colour and black-and-white; …