Literature

  • # 30761

    [MAX HARRIS; JOHN REED]

    [ANGRY PENGUINS] Ern Malley’s Journal (first three issues)

    Volume 1, nos. 1-4. Heidelberg, Vic. : M. Harris, J. Reed, B. Reid, November 1952 – October, 1953. Three issues, octavo, original wrappers (some minor silverfishing). A good group of the three volumes (another three issues were to follow, the final two printed in a much shorter run and thus quite rare). Scarce. Ern Malley …

  • # 28040

    MACKELLAR, Isobel Marion Dorothea (1885-1968)

    An archive of unpublished writings by Dorothea Mackellar, circa 1904 – 1932.

    Twenty-four items of original typescript and manuscript material by Sydney writer Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968), most dating to the 1920s and the latest to around 1932. With one exception, the items in the archive are all unpublished and their existence has presumably never been known to researchers of her work. Although most famous for her poem …

  • # 27500

    LINDSAY, Norman; McCRAE, Hugh

    Colombine. With XI illustrations by Norman Lindsay (C. J. Dennis’ copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd., 1920. Quarto, papered boards with cloth spine, remnants of the original flimsy dustjacket (upper panel and flap), rarely encountered, 53 pp., 11 tipped-in plates by Norman Lindsay, light foxing to preliminaries, a very good copy. Limited to 1000 copies. Booklabel to front paste down ‘This book is from the …

  • # 30559

    FERLINGHETTi, Lawrence (1919-2021)

    Moscow in the wilderness, Segovia in the snow

    San Francisco, CA : Beach Books, 1967. First edition. Large folio sheet (445 x 570 mm), printed recto and verso, folded to form an octavo-sized pamphlet; Ferlinghetti’s poem, illustrated with a guitar case, was printed by Vortex Printers (Charley D. and Pamela Plymell), San Francisco, and distributed by Ferlinghetti’s City Lights Bookstore; browning and mild silverfishing …

  • # 29269

    DURACK, Mary and DURACK, Elizabeth

    The way of the whirlwind. (Inscribed by Dame Mary Gilmore)

    Sydney : Consolidated Press Ltd., 1943. First edition, later printing. Folio, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped, spine  little frayed at tail), colour illustrated inner boards, front free-endpaper with two inscriptions, the first in blue ink reading: ‘To Shan, Birthday Greetings, from her small Queensland friend William Wallace Gilmore. 7.2.44’ (probably in …

  • # 30689

    GROSER, Thomas Sidney

    The dream flower

    / A descriptive Australian novel with an attractive “native” background. London : Alexander-Ouseley, [1928]. Octavo, boards in illustrated dust jacket (chip to foot of spine and loss to rear flap), pp. xiii; 258; (8 – advertisements); a good copy in the scarce jacket.

  • # 30705

    OLDEKOP, August von

    [A RELIC OF THE SIEGE OF SEBASTOPOL] Razgovory francuzsko-russko-německie = Dialogues français-russes-allemands = Französisch-russisch-deutsche Gespräche.

    Sanktpeterburg : F. Bellizar, 1837. First edition. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (upper board detached, boards heavily scuffed and corners worn), original backstrip lettered in gilt (loss to leather at head and tail); front pastedown inscribed in ink ‘Found in Sebastopol, September 1855’; front free-endpaper with a presentation inscription in the same hand: …

  • # 30696

    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887)

    Gamle Ny-Zeeland

    [=Old New Zealand]. Kjøbenhavn : C.A. Reitzel, 1870. First Danish edition. Duodecimo, original cloth-backed papered boards (rubbed), upper board with nineteenth century Danish school library’s ownership inscription, mild foxing to paste-downs outer leaves, 66 pp, contents clean and sound, a good copy. Text in Danish. Rare. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad lived in …

  • # 30698

    MONRAD, Ditlev Gothard, Bishop of Lolland and Falster (1811-1887)

    Gamle Ny-Zeeland

    [=Old New Zealand]. Kjøbenhavn : C.A. Reitzel, 1870. First Danish edition. Duodecimo, contemporary blind-blocked green cloth boards, 66 pp, a fine copy. Text in Danish. Rare. Politician and religious authority Ditlev Gothard Monrad lived in New Zealand between 1864 and 1869, where he settled in Palmerston North and played an important role in promoting Scandinavian …

  • # 30219

    LINDSAY, Jack

    Lysistrata By Aristophanes

    Done into English verse by Jack Lindsay with illustrations and decorations by Norman Lindsay. Sydney: Fanfrolico Press, 1925. Quarto, quarter white cloth over gilt-stamped boards (corners bumped), pp. [viii]; x; 48; [2], tipped-in plates by Norman Lindsay. Limited to 136 copies, signed by Jack Lindsay. A few minor marks, a very good copy. ‘The first title …

  • # 29641

    McCRAE, Hugh (1876-1958); LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Idyllia

    [Sydney] : N.L. Press, [1922]. Large quarto (418 x 355 mm), bound in white calf over white papered boards with Norman Lindsay decoration in gold and red (a few marks, corners bumped), 35 pp, with Lindsay decorations in black highlighted with gilt, lacking the five original Norman Lindsay etchings, titled tissue guards tipped-in, Limited to 133 …

  • # 30178

    LINDSAY, Jack

    Fauns and Ladies

    Sydney: Hand–press of J. Kirtley, 1923. Folio, quarter-lambskin over papered boards. A fine copy, lacking the three signed Norman Lindsay woodcuts which were issued in the book. Limited to 210 copies, but not all were made up – about half the copies lack the woodcuts as they were lost in a fire. A fine example of …

  • # 27943

    [DRYSDALE]. LAWSON, Henry

    Short Stories (deluxe binding)

    Original etchings by Russell Drysdale. Sydney : The Beagle Press, 1981. Tall folio (47cm high) bound in gilt-titled brown polished calf in umber slipcase (small area of damage to foot of spine), illustrated endpapers, 47pp. of Lawson prose illustrated with five original etchings by Drysdale. Limited to 100 copies, signed by Russell Drysdale. The edition …

  • # 29553

    TURNER, Ethel and STEVENS, Bertram, editors

    The Australian soldiers gift book

    Sydney : The Voluntary Workers’ Association,  circa 1918. Quarto, gilt-lettered cloth over bevelled boards (corners a little bumped, a coupl eof spots marking the spine), pp. xvi; 136, occasional foxing, illustrations by Norman Lindsay, May Gibbs, B. E. Minns, D. H. Souter, Lionel Lindsay, Walter Jardine, David Low, John Longstaff, Elioth Gruner, Harry Weston, Florence …

  • # 30526

    JAMES, Brian

    The bunyip of Barney’s Elbow

    Foreword by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1956. First edition.  Octavo, tan cloth covered boards in Norman Lindsay dustjacket, 209 pp, an excellent copy.

  • # 30174

    COULTER, R. W. (Reginald Walter) (artist); ADAMSON, Bartlett (editor)

    The Sydneysider. Vol. 4, no. 11. November, 1929.

    Redfern, NSW : Printed by W. J. Anderson & Co. for Sydneysider Company, 1929. Small quarto, original pictorial wrappers (very lightly creased) with striking cover design by New Zealand-born Sydney based commercial artist Reg Coulter (see DAAO) featuring a woman in a bathing costume “erupting” from the surf; staple bound, 24 pp, with line-drawn and …