Literature

  • # 22305

    JUVENAL (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis)

    [BYRON] The Satires, Translated and illustrated by Francis Hodgson. 

    London : T. Bensley, 1807. Quarto, in a handsome contemporary russia binding with heavy sides for subscriber Thomas Wildman, boards with ornate blind tooling ruled in gilt, the upper board with the coat-of-arms of Newstead Abbey (Byron’s ancestral home) stamped in gilt, spine gilt with double raised bands, marbled edges and endpapers, armorial bookplate of …

  • # 22321

    ZIEGLER, Hieronymus; BIRCK, Sixt; CROCUS, Cornelius; ZOVITIUS, Jacobus

    [BINDING] Dramata sacra : comoediae atque tragoediae aliquot e Veteri Testamento desumptae, quibus praecipuae ipsius historiae ita eleganter in scenam producuntur, ut vix quicquam in hoc argumenti genere juventuti Christianae proponi utilius possit : magna parte nunc primum in lucem editae : earum vero catalogum statim a praefatione invenies.

    Basileae : [Ex officina Joannis Oporini], [1547]. Duodecimo (163 x 98 mm), contemporary elaborately blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, both covers with floral decoration at centre within rectangular panel with triple fillet border, framed by a sequence of figural elements depicting Biblical scenes separated by narrow spaces with blind tooled lettering; the front cover has …

  • # 22311

    JUVENAL (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis); PERSIUS (Aulus Persius Flaccus)

    [BINDING] Satyrae. Interpretatione ac notis illustravit Ludovicus Prateus. Jussu Christianissimi regis, in usum serenissimi Delphini.

    London : for R. Clavel, J. Sprint, & J. Nicholson, 1699. Octavo (195 x 120 mm), contemporary panelled calf, spine richly gilt in compartments with contrasting morocco label lettered in gilt; red sprinkled edges; front pastedown with bookplate of Lancashire bibliophile Robert J. Hayhurst, title printed in red and black, with ownership inscription ‘Adam Ottley …

  • # 22306

    MIRANDULA, Octavianus (FIORAVANTI, Ottavio)

    [BINDING] Illustrium poetarum flores.

    Argentorati [i.e. Strasbourg] : in Aedibus Vuendelini Rihelij [Wendelin Rihel], 1549. Duodecimo (175 x 100 mm), fine contemporary German calf blind-tooled by the Meister NP (initialed and dated 1549 in roll), boards framed by a roll featuring portrait busts of Old Testament figures Joshua and Solomon, and goddesses from Classical mythology Diana and Persephone; central panels with …

  • # 22407

    SLESSOR, Kenneth / REILLY, Virgil (illustrator)

    Darlinghurst nights

    and Morning Glories / being 47 strange sights / observed from eleventh storeys, / in a land of cream puffs and crime, by a Flat-roof Professor; / and here set forth in sketch and rhyme. Sydney : Frank C. Johnson, 1933. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed on the half title ‘To Gus Walker from Ken …

  • # 22452

    GELLERT, Leon (1892-1977); LINDSAY, Norman (1876-1969)

    The Isle of San

    A phantasy by Leon Gellert with five original etchings by Norman Lindsay. Sydney : Art in Australia, 1919. Folio, quarter-vellum over green cloth, pp. 139 with initials printed in red, frontispiece portrait after an etching by Lindsay, five original large etchings with lettered tissue-guards by Norman Lindsay, each etching signed in full in pencil, occasional …

  • # 22210

    JOHNSON, Samuel; MURPHY, Arthur.

    The life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

    Comprehending an account of his studies and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britain, for near half a century, during which he flourished. In …

  • # 22228

    [BERCKELMAN, Colin B.]

    The Crisis by Eugene Field.

    Athens [i.e. Sydney], The Vaginal Press, 1938. Edition of 25 copies. Octavo, unbound and unsewn (folded, as issued), pp [iv] (preliminary blanks and title), 18 (last blank), [2] (limitation statement, verso blank); second blank with ex libris of Jean Elizabeth Stone (wife of bibliophile Walter Stone); outer pages foxed and with a couple of rust …

  • # 22433

    HEWITT, Helen Verity

    Patrick White, painter manqué. Paintings, painters and their influence on his writing. (Mirka Mora’s copy)

    Melbourne : Miegunyah Press, 2002. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 182, illustrated. Mirka Mora’s copy, signed by her on the endpaper and dated 2003. Provenance: Estate of Mirka Mora; Leonard Joel, Melbourne, The Magical Studio of Mirka Mora, 3 March 2019.

  • # 21998

    Anon.

    [BROADSIDE] La completa vittoria riportata dall’Inglesi contro gli Algerini. Canzone.

    Rome : [s.n.], [1816?]. Broadside on laid paper, quarto (185 x 140 mm), a poem with 18 stanzas in two columns printed recto and verso; colophon at foot ‘In Roma, Con Permesso’; worn, and with a short tear at one edge of a horizontal fold, but complete. A scarcely recorded broadside with an anonymous poem …

  • # 21891

    WHITE, Patrick (1912 - 1990)

    Happy valley : a novel

    London : George C. Harrap, 1939. First edition, first issue. Octavo, original blue-lettered orange cloth, 327 pp, light foxing to edges and preliminaries. A very good copy of the first printing of White’s first book. Happy Valley, the first novel by arguably Australia’s greatest author, was published in London in 1939 when White was just …

  • # 21898

    WHITE, Patrick.

    The Aunt’s Story.

    New York : The Viking Press 1948. First edition. Octavo, boards in dustjacket (lower section of jacket spine with old adhesion mark to boards), pp. 281, internally fine. Hubber $ Smith E1a.

  • # 21730

    Various.

    [FEMINISM] Lip (1976)

    Carlton, Vic. : Women in the Visual Arts Collective, [October, 1976]. (First issue of this periodical). Quarto, original stiff wrappers covered in pink silk and printed in pink; pp 44, b/w illustrations, double-page removable foldout with white doyly by artist Frances Phoenix (Budden) at centre, as issued; a very good copy. ‘Lip is a collective of …

  • # 21285

    [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, 1949 – 1950). Nine volumes (all published), a complete run of this significant journal. Octavo, illustrated card wrappers (a couple slightly marked). A very …

  • # 21961

    O'DOWD, Bernard

    Fantasies

    Melbourne : Lothian, 1942. Octavo, printed wrappers (small stain), pp. 22; [12 – catalogue], very good.

  • # 21965

    By-products. A book of verses.

    Melbourne : Percival Serle, The Olde Book Shop, 1932. Octavo, papered boards, dustjacket (both with the label from the Australian Natives Association Library), a couple of stamps, pp. 48. Limited to 300 copies, of which this is one of the first 100, signed and numbered by the author.