Literature

  • # 26720

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Saturdee

    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1966. First published 1934. Octavo, illustrated cards with Norman Lindsay illustration, pp. 208, Norman Lindsay illustrations. Humorbooks series.

  • # 26064

    McCRAE, Hugh; WATT, Ernest (editors)

    The New Triad (complete set)

    Vol. 1, No. 1 – Vol. 2, No. 7, twelve issues, complete. Sydney : The New Triad, August 1927 – July 1928. Quarto, bound volume by J. A. Martyn of Sydney, half-crushed morocco over cloth (edges worn), spine in compartments with gilt-titling (numbered Vol. I, but all issued), edges specked red, pp. 92; 72; 72; 72; …

  • # 21673

    Various artists; JOHNSON, Phyllis (publisher)

    Aspen. (Complete run of 10 issues)

    American magazine Aspen, “the first three-dimensional magazine”, was published in ten issues between 1965 and 1971. It was edited by Phyllis Johnson and featured contributions from many renowned and influential artists, among them Andy Warhol, William S. Burroughs, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Marcel Duchamp, Sol LeWitt, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, John and Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, LaMont Young. …

  • # 26496

    CLARKE, Marcus (1946 - 1881)

    Sensational tales by the late Marcus Clarke

    Published by permission of the author’s widow. Hobart : Walch Bros., 1886. Octavo, lettered wrappers (stained, chips to spine), pp. [xii]; 91; (5), advertisements to preliminaries and endpapers, the cover stain affecting with diminishing severity the first twenty or so pages, light handling marks, else a good copy. Contains the tales : The island of gold …

  • # 26083

    DAVIS, John Francis (1795 - 1890)

    Chinese novels, translated from the originals; to which are added proverbs and moral maxims, collected from their classical books and other sources.

    The whole prefaced by observations on the language and literature of China. London : John Murray, 1822. Octavo, finely bound recently in full calf, ruled in bling with ornamental corners, spine in compartments, ruled in gilt with contrasting morocco title label, marbled edges and endpaper, signature of Edward Parry to preliminary, pp. [vi]; 250, internally …

  • # 26342

    HUGO, Victor (1802-1885) (words); LABARRE, T. (Théodore) (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC; TAHITI] La fille d’Otaïti : romance.

    Paroles de Victor Hugo. Musique et acct. de piano de T. Labarre. Prix 2 f. Paris : E. Troupenas et Cie., [1835]. Folio (330 x 250 mm), disbound bifolium, 4 pp (including wrappers), front with a lithographed illustration by Formentin et Cie. depicting a Tahitian woman seducing a European man, calligraphic title in different fonts …

  • # 25922

    SLESSOR, Kenneth (1901 - 1971); MATTHEWS, Harley (1889 - 1968); SIMPSON, Colin (1908 - 1983)

    Trio. A book of poems

    By Kenneth Slessor, Harley Matthews and Colin Simpson with drawings and designs by Raymond Lindsay – William E. Pidgeon / James E. Flett – George Finey and a map by James Emery. Sydney : THe Sunnybrook Press, 1931. Small folio, textured cloth imitating alligator skin (edges slightly rubbed) with printed title label, pictorial map to …

  • # 26422

    NESBIT, E[dward] P[lanta] (1823 - 1900)

    Occasional poems

    Adelaide : Printed by J.T. Shawyer, 1858. Printed for private circulation. Octavo, printed wrappers (lightly rubbed), pp. 39, internally clean, a fine copy. ‘Edward Plant Nesbit was a schoolmaster, author and land agent who came to South Australia in 1849 and lived at Angaston where he opened the first school in 1851. From 1868-1876, with …

  • # 26279

    GELLERT, Leon

    Songs of a campaign

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson 1917. Third, enlarged edition. Octavo, decorated cloth (small mark to lower edge), dustjacket illustrated by Norman Lindsay (small stains and edge chips), illustrated endpapers, pp. 124, illustrated by Norman Lindsay. First edition to be illustrated by Lindsay. A scarce wartime volume of poetry with the fragile Lindsay dustjacket.

  • # 25668

    SIROIS, Justin

    The heads of my family, my friends, my colleagues : a book of poems

    Baltimore and Colorado Springs : NewLights Press 2012. Octavo, cards in card dustjacket, pp. [84], poetry with graphically designed layout, printed with Laser printing, letterpress from lead type, lead spacing material, and linoleum. Limited to 150 numbered copies in a variable edition with three cover colour combinations. The NewLights Press is an independent publisher of experimental literature …

  • # 26373

    FLYNN, Errol (1909-1959)

    Showdown. (First Australian edition)

    Sydney : Invincible Press, 1946. First Australian edition. Octavo (220 x 145 mm), publisher’s grey cloth over boards in original pictorial dust jacket (chipped at corners and head and tail of spine), 228 pp; light spotting to endpapers and fore-edges, else contents very clean, a good copy. This adventure novel by the swashbuckling, Tasmanian-born Hollywood …

  • # 26128

    ELEFTHERIADES, Efstratios (TÉRIADE)

    Verve : revue artistique et littéraire, 1937-1960. (Complete set of French first editions)

    Paris : Éditions de la revue Verve, 1937-1960. Complete set of French first editions, 38 numbers bound in 26 volumes, folio, as issued, original pictorial boards (some rubbing and bumping to the corners) or stiff wrappers (occasional light creasing and wear to spine ends; no. 4 in slipcase, rubbed and split at joints), with cover …

  • # 24520

    KERR, D. B. (Donald Beavis) (1919-1942)

    Form A.73. (June 1938) Royal Australian Air Force Observer’s, Air Gunner’s and W/T operator’s Flying Log Book. 416431 Kerr D. B.

    [Title from cover]. Octavo (205 x 140 mm), original printed blue cloth over boards, upper board with the owner’s name and service number in manuscript ‘KERR, D. B. 416431’; first page titled ‘Certificates of Qualification’, with manuscript entries recording Kerr’s qualifications as a Dead Reckoning Navigator (12 November 1941), Bomb Aimer (10 January 1942), Air …

  • # 11262

    MUIR, Thomas (1765-1799) [HAMILTON, George]

    The telegraph; a consolatory epistle : from Thomas Muir, Esq. of Botany Bay,

    to the Hon. Henry Erskine, late Dean of Faculty. [Edinburgh? : s.n., 1796]. Quarto, disbound, pp 11, [1], front with manuscript note in pencil referring to Muir’s handwriting and Hunter’s Hill, dated 1820, old horizontal fold throughout, otherwise a good copy. One of three variant quarto editions, this being the issue with signature B on page …

  • # 25806

    GILMORE, Mary (1865 - 1962)

    Under the Wilgas

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1932. Small quarto, cards with paper wrappers, title labels, pp. [12]; 181, internally clean. Vignette to title page signed M. T. A fine copy. Poetry inspired by the author’s sympathy of the plight of the Aboriginal people, ‘I have attempted to write here in songs some of the emotions of …

  • # 26147

    THURIAN, Aldus (words); GRAHAM, Ev. (Eva Violet) (music); BECK, Jim (arranger)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Lips of thine (from Bunyips & Bushland). Ballad.

    / Words by Aldus Thurian. Music by Ev. Graham. [Cover title]. Townsville : A. Thurian (?) (T. Willmett &​ Sons, printer), [c.1945]. Quarto, original decorative wrappers (chipped at top corner), [2] pp music notation (arrangement for voice and piano), contents clean. Scarce musical setting of a poem by Townsville poet Aldus Thurian, taken from his …