Literature

  • # 19195

    MACDONALD, Annie

    At the sign of the Southern Cross

    Melbourne : George Robertson and Company, [c.1920]. Octavo, original boards with gold inlay, 147 pp, poetry illustrated with three black and white plates by Margaret Baskerville and C. Douglas Richardson.

  • # 19192

    GAULTIER, Bon [MARTIN, Theodore], editor

    [CONVICTS] The book of ballads

    Illustrated by Alfred Crowquill [pseud.] Richard Doyle and John Leech. A new edition, with several new ballads. London W. S. Orr, [1849]. Octavo, embossed red cloth with gilt pictorial design, rebacked, all edges gilt, 254 pp, illustrated. Contains ‘The Convict and the Australian Lady’.

  • # 19185

    Melba’s gift book of Australian art and literature

    Melbourne : George Robertson, c. 1915. Quarto, lettered cloth, pp. 176, colour and black white plates. Fundraising book from the Great War “The entire profits from the sale of this book will be devoted by Madam Melba to the Belgian Relief Fund”. Literary contributors include Ethel Turner, Henry Lawson, Tarella Quin, Dorothea Mackellar, Edward Vidler, …

  • # 19184

    SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)

    Terre des hommes. Avec des lithographies de Benno Vigny

    Paris : Gallimard, 1946. Special edition limited to 36 examples accompanied by a portfolio of Vigny’s lithographic illustrations; 8 examples are hors commerce (I-VIII) and 28 numbered 1-28; this copy is unnumbered. Two volumes large quarto, both in original card covers in matching orange chemise; the book volume is printed on vélin blanc, with 45 …

  • # 17115

    SINCLAIRE, F. (Frederick)

    Annotations. (Presentation copy)

    Melbourne: G. Jervis Manton, 1920. Series: “Fellowship” publications, no. 4. Duodecimo, papered boards with printed title label (light foxing), a presentation copy inscribed on the front free-endpaper for Melbourne watchmaker and jeweller Joseph Lowy and his wife, using their nicknames: ‘To Mushka and Pat Lowy, 1924’, and with a frivolous rhyme in German (a private joke) below; 48 pp; …

  • # 18860

    CREELEY, Robert (1926-2005)

    A form of women : poems. (Inscribed copy)

    New York : Jargon Books in association with Corinth Books, 1959. First edition. Series: Jargon 33. Octavo, illustrated stiff wrappers; unpaginated; a presentation copy inscribed by Robert Creeley on the title page for fellow poet and academic Sylvester Pollet (1939-2007) ‘For Sylvester – with such pleasure in our meeting! My very best, Bob Creeley’; front …

  • # 18671

    McCALLUM, M.W. (Mungo William), 1854-1942

    Browning after a generation : The first presidential address to the Australian English Association, Sydney.

    Cover: Leaflet no. 3, May 1924. Sydney : Privately printed for members of the Association by H.T. Dunn, 1924. Duodecimo, original wrappers printed in red and black, 33 pp; upper corners a little dog-eared, title page with a mild foxing and a few light marks, off-setting on pp2-3, else a good copy. “”.

  • # 18713

    DELILLE, l'Abbé Jacques (1738-1813)

    [COOK; TAHITI] Les jardins. Poëme par Jacques Delille.

    Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée et augmenté. A Paris : Chez L.G. Michaud, 1822. Duodecimo, contemporary half vellum over marbled papered boards, spine (somewhat darkened) with black morocco title label lettered in gilt, pp 233, with 4 engraved plates; occasional pale foxing, but a very good copy. A late eighteenth century bucolic poem, inspired by the …

  • # 18673

    CROSSLE, Francis

    Dona Juana. (Raymond Lindsay’s copy)

    Sydney : Frank C. Johnson, 1931. First edition. Octavo, black cloth covered boards with gilt stamped design (extensive silverfishing), ownership signature of Raymond Lindsay (Norman Lindsay’s son) to front free-endpaper, 171 pp, outer leaves and edges heavily foxed. Dr. Francis Crossle was Norman Lindsay’s personal doctor and close friend.

  • # 18859

    CREELEY, Robert (1926-2005)

    Later : a poem. (Inscribed copy)

    West Branch, Iowa: Toothpaste Press, 1978. Octavo, illustrated orange Strathmore wrappers (sunned at top edges), stitch bound; [11] pp. Limited to 800 copies, printed on handmade paper. A presentation copy inscribed by Robert Creeley on title page for fellow poet and academic Sylvester Pollet (1939-2007) ‘For Sylvester, With my best, Bob’; a fine copy.

  • # 18939

    KENNY, Robert (b. 1952)

    A book of detection. (One of 26 copies)

    / by Robert Kenny. Drawings by the author. Darlington, N.S.W. : Sea Cruise Books, 1978. Colophon states: ‘Limited edition of 500 copies, 26 of which are lettered a to z and signed by the author’. This copy is lettered ‘c’ and signed ‘Robert Kenny’. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, [32] ff (duplicated typescript printed recto only); with hand-drawn …

  • # 17209

    WHITE, H.J. (Harry John)

    Homeland and outland : song and story

    Adelaide : Webb & Son, 1908. Octavo, original red pebbled cloth boards with decorative lettering to upper board, later bookplate to front pastedown, patterned endpapers, pp 192; a fine copy. ‘This Volume of Poems is dedicated by permission to the Earl and Countess of Kintore, who, by reason of the most kindly and homely disposition, …

  • # 17200

    SOUTER, C. H. (Charles Henry), 1864-1944

    Irish Lords, and other verses by Charles Henry Souter of South Australia. (With two manuscript letters by the author)

    Sydney : The Bookfellow, 1912. First edition. Limited to 185 copies (this is number 22). Octavo, pictorial papered boards (darkened, spine chipped at head and mid-way), front pastedown with later bookplate, front free-endpaper with 2 manuscript letters by C.H. Souter tipped-in, one on his letterhead addressed to [A.G.] Stephens, editor of The Bookfellow, dated 31 …

  • # 16746

    "YITTADAIRN" [RUSDEN, George William]

    Moyarra : an Australian legend in two cantos.

    London : E. A. Petherick & Co., 1891. Second edition. Octavo, original blind blocked blue cloth lettered in gilt (upper board soiled at bottom edge), edges uncut, patterned endpapers, front pastedown with later ex libris, frontispiece with illustration of a reclining Aboriginal female by Sir Thomas L. Mitchell, title page with early owner’s annotation beneath …

  • # 17455

    'Ellie' [DEBNEY, Ellen Elizabeth]

    Poems / by Ellie

    Adelaide : Andrews, Thomas, & Clark, 1873. Octavo, original blind blocked brown cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, front hinge cracked, later bookplate to front pastedown, publisher’s printed Note about the authoress tipped-in at front endpapers (offsetting), pp ix, 209, a near fine copy. ‘Many personal friends of the late lamented Authoress of these Poems …

  • # 16716

    KENNA, Francis

    Songs of a season

    Melbourne : Melville, Mullen & Slade, 1895. First edition. Octavo, original blind blocked brown cloth over bevelled boards, upper board lettered and decorated in gilt (upper board marked), previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown, title page with original owner’s initials ‘E.B.L.’ and date ‘16.2.95’, pp. 52, occasional pencilled marginalia; otherwise a very good copy. Collection …