Melbourne : W.J. Carroll, . Duodecimo, lettered wrappers (foxed), pp. 69, signed ‘With compliments, Amy Perdue (W. J. Carroll)’. Satirical poetry about the modern art scene.
ATKINSON, E.J. Rupert; NAPIER WALLER, M. (artist)
Melbourne : Edward A. Vidler, . Royal octavo, original card covers with designs by M. Napier Waller, 49 pp, illustrated with  monochrome plates by Napier Waller, slight edge wear to the yapp wrappers, a couple of pale patches of foxing, but generally a bright and fine copy. A short drama which, as the Toorak …
McHUGH, Vincent (1904 - 1983); ADAMS, Tate (1922 - 2018)
Poems by Vincent McHugh ; with wood engravings by Tate Adams.San Francisco : The Porpoise Bookshop, 1958. Folio, letterpress wrappers (lightly marked and a couple of short edge tears), stringbound, pp. [16[, letterpress text by McHugh and wood engravings by Adams. A very good copy. Poems & Pictures series number eleven. 137 copies printed by …
ROWLING, J. K.
London : Bloomsbury, 1997 . Printed and bound in Australia by Australian Print Group, Marlborough, Vic. First issue of the first Australian edition. Octavo, laminated boards (very slight bump to foot of spine) in illustrated dustjacket (very light scratch lower panel); pp. 223, a fine copy with no inscriptions or markings internally. The true first …
A Communard in exile : a small archive of unpublished poems and songs in manuscript, together with rare locally-printed ephemera. Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, 1875-1878.
French journalist and former soldier Alphonse Pélissier was condemned to death for his involvement in the Paris Commune of March-May, 1871. His sentence was commuted to deportation to the Isle of Pines in New Caledonia, where he arrived in November, 1872. During his political exile this unrepentant Communard collaborated as an editor on several issues …
BIRNIE, Richard (1808-1888)
/ By Richard Birnie, Esq., M.A., Barrister-at-Law. [Selected and reprinted from “The Australasian”]. Melbourne : Alex M’Kinley & Co., Printers & Publishers, 61 Queen Street, 1879. Octavo (187 mm), publisher’s gilt-stamped red cloth over boards (scattered ink marks and small stains), spine lettered in gilt (softened at ends); a presentation copy from the author, inscribed …
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], . 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 …
JOHNSON, Samuel (1709-1784) and Arthur MURPHY
The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.. A new edition, in twelve volumes, with an essay on his life and genius, by Arthur Murphy, Esq.
London : Printed for W. Baynes & Son, Paternoster Row, 1824. Twelve volumes, duodecimo (145 mm), bound in uniform contemporary full calf, boards ruled in gilt, spines in compartments with lettering, volume numbers and ornament stamped in gilt; all edges marbled; complete; clean and fresh throughout, bindings firm. A very attractive early nineteenth-century edition of …
HOGUE, J. A. et al.
North Sydney : Winn & Co., 1918. Octavo, lettered wrappers, colour illustration, pp. 100, illustrated. Promotional book and souvenir for the Red Cross Society, providing covalescent homes for the returned veterans, with poems, stories and illustrations. Scarce.
San Francisco : Cranium Press, 1972. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (rubbed) featuring two thylacines (Tasmanian Tigers); pp. 92, illustrated, a couple of pen annotations, else very good. Three plays by the Beat poet.
Philadelphia : Thomas M. Scroggy, [circa 1860]. Broadside, 170 x 107 mm (printed area), decorative border; a 4-stanza ballad sung to the tune of ‘Adieu sweet lovely Nancy’; fine.
EIGNER, Larry; KING, Ronald (illustrator)
Circle Press : Guildford, 1981. Quarto (290 mm), publisher’s quarter brown cloth over papered boards,  pp, with 6 plates by Ronald King (blind intaglio abstract designs); internally pristine, a fine copy. Deluxe issue, one of 50 copies on pure rag-made paper with 6 plates printed blind intaglio; although these should be numbered I-L this …
[MAX HARRIS; JOHN REED]
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 …
Hobart : Hobart Press, c1989. Octavo, lettered wrappers (marked), pp. 152, illustrated. “Fiction involving a huge painting by Australia’s most famous artist, Sir Arthur Streeton” Cover.
SMITH, Ivan and OLSEN, John
Sydney : Harper & Row, 1981. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 80, illustrated. Signed by Olsen on the endpaper in the year of publication. A very good copy of the illustrated story.
St. Lucia : University of Queensland Press, 2015. 50th anniversary edition. Quarto, lettered cloth, paper wraparound band, pp. 162, illustrated. New copy. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at TarraWarra Museum of Art, November 29, 2014-March 15, 2015. Curated by Steven Alderton. A special limited 50th anniversary edition of an Ian Fairweather classic. In …