London : The British Museum Press, 2012. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 304, illustrated. New copy. Authoritative, surprising, evocative and original, Shakespeare: staging the world offers a completely new approach to one of the most exceptional creative imaginations in history. While matters of religion, trade and war were being contested, the role of the playwright …
RUDD, Steele; LINDSAY, Norman; LINDSAY, Ruby, SIMPSON, Ruth; MURPHY, Ashton
[Brisbane] : Steele Rudd & Co., 1906. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial blue cloth boards (edges rubbed, spine chipped at head and foot as well as alond edge), bookplate to front pastedown, pp. ; 213;  (scattered foxing), illustrated by Ruby Lindsay, Norman Lindsay, Ruth Simpson and Ashton Murphy. Signed and inscribed on the endpaper ‘Yours …
SPENSER, Edmund; [WALTER CRANE, illustrator]
Edited by Thomas J. Wise. London : George Allen, 1894-97. Quarto, nineteen parts in original illustrated wrappers, illustrated by Crane throughout. The deluxe edition printed on Japanese vellum, limited to 28 copies of which 25 were for sale. A standard edition was also published. A very fine set with some creasing to the lower yapp …
CROZIER, Cecily (editor); GLEESON, James, et al.
Malvern East, Vic. : A Comment Publication, 1943. Royal octavo, self buff wrappers with linocut image of dancers by Irvine Green, staple bound, pp. , light central crease, printed in roneo and black ink on buff paper, illustrations; includes text contributions by Raymond Hughes, Sylvia Green, Mark Kronenberg, Muir Holborn, Joan Masters, Elizabeth Galloway, Raemonde …
SIMMONS, Samuel R.
Melbourne : The Simmons Press, 1946.Octavo, papered boards with cloth spine, handwritten title label, bound preserving the original wrappers, two tipped-in bookplates of S. R. Simmons (author and printer), tipped-in printed notice from the Bread & Cheese Club (dated December 1945) announcing that Simmons has presented 200 copies of this book for distribution to its …
together with Lord Rosebery’s letter, etc., and a biography of the deceased author. Melbourne : Cameron, Laing and Co., 1884. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, frontispiece with mounted photographic portrait (an original albumen print with the photographer’s name Batchelder in the image, 89 x 55 mm) and facsimile signature, pp xii, 13-322, [16 advertisements]; a very good copy …
LAWSON, Henry (1867 - 1922)
First series. Containing 26 tales and sketches of Australian life. Melbourne : E. W. Cole, 1903. Octavo, lettered wrappers (spine worn with loss to head anf foot of spine), pp. viii; 168; 32 (publisher’s catalogue, dated May 1902), a very good copy. Housed in a clamshell box with gilt-lettered morocco title label. Commonwealth Series No. …
PATERSON, A. B.
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1902. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, top edge gilt, fore edge foxed, previous owner’s name to endpapers, pp. xii; [ii]; 178; 32 (publisher’s catalogue), a very good copy. First collected edition of verse originally published in a number of periodicals.
HATES, Henry T. (words and music)
Cover: Specially written & featured in association with the presentation of the Union Master world production “For the Term of His Natural Life”. Melbourne : Allan & Co., . Folio (320 x 240 mm), disbound, illustrated wrappers (very good), front with original music seller’s stamp (King & King, Brisbane) and original owner’s name (E. Ward); …
SMITH, Arthur H.
Proverbs and common sayings from the Chinese, together with much related and unrelated matter Interspersed with observations on Chinese things-in-general.
Shanghai : American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1902. Revised edition. Octavo, half-calf over pebbled cloth, new spine lettered in gilt, endpapers replaced, marbled edges, pp. viii; 374, xxx, preliminaries foxed, otherwise very good. Text in English and Chinese.
MACK, Louise et al.
Sydney : The Bulletin, 1904. Octavo, green cloth, printed title label to spine (stained – a fine replacement title label tipped-in by the publisher at rear), previous owner’s name to endpaper, pagination various, a very good copy. Collected edition of the Bulletin booklets issued between 1899 – 1903, written by Roderick Quinn, James Hebblethwaite, Louise Mack, …
The Hague, [Netherlands] : Martinus Nijhoff, 1972. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket, portrait frontispiece, pp. xii; 235. A detailed study of Tyssot de Patot, author of Voyages et avantures de Jaques Masse, a famous imaginary voyage to Australia.
COMMÈRE, Pascal; HEREL, Petr (artist) (1943 - )
/ Pascal Commère ; dessins de Petr Herel. Large octavo (210 x 155 mm), publisher’s printed wrappers, 113 pp; poems by Commère illustrated with 6 full-page reproductions of etchings by Australian artist Petr Herel; text in French; ex-library copy with deaccession stamp of the Médiathèque Chalette-sur-Loing (plus usual library markings) else a good, clean copy. Trove …
MACARTNEY, Frederick T. (1887 - 1980)
Surrey Hills, Vic. : The Galleon Press, 1934. Square octavo, green cloth boards with pictorial paper onlay to front featuring a linocut by the poet; 43 pp, illustrated with a further 6 tipped-in linocuts by Macartney; lightly marked, a very good copy. Presentation inscription to a previous owner pasted on a small card on the …
SCOTT, George Firth
London : James Bowden, 1898. First edition, colonial edition. Original pictorial boards with art nouveau design (corners bumped, edges rubbed, pen library marking to spine), first few leaves with wet stamp of ‘The Beehive – fancy goods repository, Gisborne [New Zealand]’, frontispiece and black and white plates by Stanley Ward, pp. 339,  publisher’s advertisements, …
DU MAURIER, George (1834-1896)
George du Maurier, cartoonist and writer : autograph note, signed, to fellow “Punch” artist Phil May. March, 1896.
1 page manuscript in ink, 175 x 100 mm, on du Maurier’s personalised notepaper with his embossed address 17, Oxford Square, W., dated Sunday, March 29, 1896; to Phil May (1864-1903), English caricaturist. Du Maurier writes: ‘My Dear May, I’m in for another cold with this hearty weather – so I don’t feel up to tomorrow …