Literature

  • # 24272

    CARROLL, Lewis

    [PRIVATE PRESS] Jabberwocky

    Berkeley, CA : Philoxenia Press, 2011. “Edition of sixty copies, of which twenty-five are for sale and twenty-five are for Moxon Chappel [printer’s club]” (colophon). Octavo (257 x 170 mm), sewn pamphlet with Japanese Yuzen hand-stencilled paper wrappers with first plate tipped on, unpaginated, set in 20 point Frühling by Hermann Zapf, illustrated with six …

  • # 24299

    ANDERSON, Warwick (1958 - ); PAPAPETROU, Polixeni (1960 - 2018)

    Headphones (signed copy)

    verses by Warwick Anderson ; images by Polixeni Papapetrou. Melbourne : Red Rooster Press, 1986. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 50, illustrated with the photographs of Polixeni Papapetrou. Signed by Warwick Anderson. Poems by Anderson and photography by a young Polixeni Papapetrou. Probably her first illustrated publication.

  • # 24346

    LORCA, Federico García (1898 - 1936); LYSSIOTIS, Peter (1949 - )

    Duende

    Melbourne : Masterthief and Sydney : Polar Bear Press, 2019. Folio, black card wrappers with red paint drippings resembling spilt blood, nineteen photo-montages by Peter Lyssiotis in response to the text by Lorca “Juego y teoría del Duende” (Buenos Aires, 20 October 1933). Folded in sections and presented in a folding cloth box with title label. ‘Conceived …

  • # 23622

    SHAKESPEARE, WIlliam

    The plays of William Shakspeare.

    In ten volumes. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The third edition, revised and augmented by the editor of Dodsley’s collection of old plays. London : printed for C. Bathurst, J. Rivington and Sons [et alia], 1785. Ten volumes, octavo, full polished …

  • # 23842

    BRASSAÏ (Gyula Halász, 1899-1984)

    Henry Miller : grandeur nature. (Inscribed by Brassaï)

    Paris : Gallimard, [1975]. First trade edition. Octavo, stiff card covers in dust wrapper with portrait of Miller by Brassaï (1932), boldly inscribed by Brassaï on the half title ‘Pour Baby et Marion Sulzberger, bien amicalement, Brassaï. Paris, le 29 dec 1975’; pp 264, [1], with 16 crisp photogravures of people and places from Miller’s life …

  • # 23644

    FRIEND, Donald (1914-1989)

    “Rouseabout” : the original typed draft of an unpublished novel by Australian artist Donald Friend.

    Foolscap folio typescript, approximately 275 pages (double-spaced), gathered into 23 numbered and titled chapters (one with an alternative version), each with separate pagination, stapled at top corners, with Friend’s manuscript corrections and revisions throughout; contained in a manila folder with manuscript title to front in Friend’s hand: “Rouseabout.” Novel.; the paper has an expected amount …

  • # 23821

    [D.B. KERR; MAX HARRIS; PAUL PFEIFFER; DORRIT BLACK, et al]

    [ANGRY PENGUINS] Phoenix : 1935-1950

    [The annual literary journal of the University of Adelaide]. Adelaide : Adelaide University Union, 1935-1948 (publication suspended 1940 – 1945, and not issued in 1947), and Adelaide University Students’ Representative Council, 1950). Eight volumes (of nine, lacking the 1949 issue), a near-complete run of this significant journal. Octavo, illustrated card wrappers (a couple marked and …

  • # 24006

    LINDSAY, Norman; LINDSAY, Lionel; SOUTER, D.H.; McCRAE, Hugh et al.

    The Lone Hand : the Australian monthly. Vol. I, No. 6, October 1, 1907

    Sydney : Printed and published by William Macleod for The Bulletin, 1907. Octavo, pictorial wrappers (fine); pp. i-xxxii, 581-695, xxxiv-lx; illustrations in black and white by Lionel Lindsay, Alek Sass, and D. H. Souter; featuring Bertram Stevens, Edgar Heane, Edward Dyson, and Norman Lindsay; many advertisements at front and rear; internally very clean; a good …

  • # 23683

    CREELY, Robert

    Personal. Poems by Robert Creeley. Linoleum cuts by John Millei (presentation copy for Alan Loney)

    Berkeley : Peter Koch, printer, 1998. Octavo, papered boards, quarter cloth, paper title label, unpaginated, letterpress poems, linocut illustrations, housed in a papered boards box. ‘Personal has been designed and printed by Peter Rutledge Koch with the assistance of Astrid Barsamian, Michael Colvin, Warren Liu, Beth Murray, and Nan Watanable. Printed on Zerkall paper using …

  • # 24179

    OGILVIE, Will H.

    Hearts of gold and other verses

    Sydney : Bulletin Newspaper Company, 1903. First edition. Octavo, decorated cloth (flecked), illustrated endpapers, pp. viii; 176, publisher’s catalogue. Illustyrated with 10 plates after George Washington Lambert, Howard Ashton, Fred Leist etc. Grease stain to fore edge of several pages. Note : Edition of 3000 copies on toned paper ; 25 large copies on white …

  • # 24005

    DENNIS, C. J.

    Doreen

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson,, 1917. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (fine), string tied, small stain to spine and gutter, colour frontispiece and plate by Hal Gye, pp. [ii]; 24; [2], First edition. Pocket edition for the trenches.

  • # 24181

    LAWSON, Henry (1867-1922); LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    [LINDSAY] When I was king and other verses (second edition)

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1906. Second edition. Octavo, original green cloth boards with gilt lettered spine, small wetstamp to endpaper, pp. xviii, 270, with 32 pages of advertisements; frontispiece and one other illustration by Norman Lindsay; heavy foxing to preliminaries, else a good copy. The second edition of collected poems by Henry Lawson, including …

  • # 23923

    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892 - 1973)

    The Hobbit, or there and back again

    London : George Allen & Unwin, 1963. Fourteenth impression. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (price-clipped, lightly foxed), colour frontispiece, pp. 315, illustrated, edges lightly foxed.

  • # 23922

    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892 - 1973)

    Smith of Wooton Major

    Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967. First American edition. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (edges flecked), pp. 62, illustrated, a couple of very light spots, overall very good.

  • # 23924

    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892 - 1973)

    The adventures of Tom Bombadil

    London : George Allen & Unwin, 1962. Second impression. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (price-clipped, tear to head of spine), colour frontispiece, pp. 64, illustrated.

  • # 23920

    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. (1892 - 1973)

    The Silmarillion

    Edited by Christopher Tolkien. London : George Allen & Unwin, 1977. First edition. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 365, a couple of very light spots, overall very good.