Literature

  • # 23688

    MARSHALL, Alan (1902 - 1984); COUNIHAN, Noel (1913 - 1986)

    These are my people : selected stories

    Cover title: These are my people : collected stories. Melbourne : Victorian Writers’ League, n.d. [circa 1939]. Small quarto, original wrappers with linocut portrait of the author by Noel Counihan, single staple attaching wrappers to text now detached, edges chipped, processed typescript, 28 pp, some mild foxing to the edges, but a good copy overall …

  • # 23352

    TURNER, Charles

    Zoology and things

    / by Charles Turner. Illustrated by the author. Sydney : Gordon &​ Gotch, [1883]. Colophon: John Sands, Printer, George Street, Sydney. Small square octavo (150 x 125 mm), original pictorial card covers (paper loss to spine, else near fine), lower wrapper with several of Gordon & Gotch’s specially produced illustrated labels promoting this work pasted …

  • # 23277

    [ROBERT BURNS]; BUCHANAN, Duncan

    Robert Burns : a toast : “To the immortal memory” / delivered by Dr. D. Buchanan, Coolamon, N.S.W. at the Canberra Highland Society and Burns Club 25th January, 1937. (Signed by the author)

    [Coolamon, N.S.W.? : s.n., 1937?]. “Re-printed from the Coolamon-Ganmain Farmers’ Review, March, 1937”. Octavo, printed wrappers (light vertical crease, sunned, mild silverfishing), stapled, [13] pp; inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author ‘To Mr. Allan Grant, with best wishes from Duncan Buchanan’; contents clean. Scarce piece of Australian Burnsiana. The only copy recorded in Australian …

  • # 23358

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The cautious amorist

    London : T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 1949. 188th thousand. Octavo, blue cloth in illustrated dustjacket (tape repairs to head and foot of spine), pp. 250, black and white illustrations by Lindsay. The first edition was published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1932, with the New York edition issued shortly after under license the same year. In …

  • # 23279

    GRAHAM, Rev. John

    Lawrence Struilby; or, observations and experiences during twenty-five years of bush-life in Australia.

    London : Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1863. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (rubbed), pp. xv; 292, [2], lacking the rear free endpaper, a few internal stains. With the ownership inscription of ‘Mr. Hindmarsh, Alne Bank, Geringyong 1865’. ‘In 1824, Governor Brisbane reserved 600 acres (2.4 km²) for the present Gerringong township. In 1827, Michael Hindmarsh and …

  • # 23059

    GIBBS, May (1877-1969)

    Gum blossom babies.

    At head of title: ‘Words and pictures by May Gibbs’. Sydney : Angus & Robertson Ltd, [1916]. Tall octavo (238 x 160 mm), publisher’s printed brown wrappers with pictorial onlay to front, original ties; pp [56], colour frontispiece, with 11 additional full page sepia illustrations; a very good copy of the larger format first edition. …

  • # 23292

    BARRIE, J.M. (James Matthew) (1860-1937)

    George Meredith 1909

    London : Constable and Co. Limited (printed by Chiswick Press), 1909. First Edition. Duodecimo (135 x 90 mm), original gilt-blocked cloth over boards (very lightly marked), pp 15, [1], full-page wood-engraved illustration; early ownership inscription to front pastedown, rear endpapers and pastedown foxed, else a very good copy. A homage to poet and novelist George …

  • # 23308

    BARDWELL, J.H.

    Silken threads and other poems

    Brisbane : Watson, Ferguson &​ Co., 1924. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers (postage stamp to upper front), inscribed by the author in pencil on the front free endpaper, 48 pp, contents clean and sound.

  • # 22968

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

    Idyllia. (The author’s own copy)

    [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 light marks), 35 pp, with Lindsay decorations in black highlighted with gilt, further illustrated with five large original Norman Lindsay etchings with titled tissue guards tipped-in, …

  • # 22961

    [GERSTÄCKER, Friedrich, 1816-1872]; WILLIAMS, Sophus (photographer); HADER, E. (artist)

    [GOLD RUSH] Portrait of traveller and writer Friedrich Gerstäcker.

    Albumen print photograph of a painted portrait, carte de visite format, 107 x 67 mm (mount), recto of mount with facsimile autograph of the famous writer, along with the artist’s details: ‘E. Hader pinxit’, the publisher’s copyright statement: ‘1882. Gesetzlich geschützt’, and the imprint of the photographer and publisher: ‘Photographie und Verlag v. Sophus Williams, …

  • # 23104

    VIDLER, Edward A. (editor)

    Art & letters. Hassell’s Australian miscellany

    Adelaide : The Hassell Press, [1922]. First Edition. Quarto, papered boards (with label that the sale benefits returned soldiers), black and white and colour plates; original stiff illustrated boards, a very good copy. Includes contributions from Hans Heysen, Vance Palmer, Hugh McCrae, Lionel Lindsay, John Shirlow, Victor Cobb, Henri van Raalte, Napier Waller, Arthur Streeton, …

  • # 23172

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

    [LINDSAY] When I was king and other verses.

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1905. First edition. Octavo, original green cloth boards with gilt lettered spine, small wetstamp to endpaper and contents pages, pp. xviii, 270, with 32 pages of advertisements; frontispiece and one other illustration by Norman Lindsay; a very good copy. A scarce first edition of collected poems by Henry Lawson, including …

  • # 23170

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

    [LINDSAY] When I was king and other verses.

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1914. Reprint, first published in 1905. Octavo, illustrated wrappers by Norman Lindsay (spine chipped with loss, a couple fo short tears), pp. xvi, 132, with 32 pages of advertisements (dated November 1913); illustration by Norman Lindsay; a good copy. Collected poems by Henry Lawson, including 76 poems published in the …

  • # 23098

    FIELD, Barron, Judge (1786-1946)

    [PRIVATE PRESS] First fruits of Australian poetry : Correctly reprinted from the rare first edition of 1819

    with three poems included in the second edition 1823 /​ Where to is appended a review for Leigh Hunt’s Examiner 1820, by Charles Lamb ; Wood-engravings by Roderick Shaw ; Edited with a preamble and notes by Richard Edwards. Sydney : Imprinted by Richard Edwards & Roderick Shaw at the Barn on the Hill over …

  • # 23012

    [LINDSAY, Norman]. HETHERINGTON, John

    Australian writers and their work : Norman Lindsay

    Edited by Geoffrey Dutton. Melbourne : Lansdowne Press, 1961. Second edition, 1962. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 48, tipped in frontispiece reproduction of a portrait of Norman Lindsay from a dry-point etching by Sir Lionel Lindsay, text on the Australian artist and writer Norman Lindsay. Ex-library stamp with Withdrawel stamp.

  • # 22969

    DENNIS, C.J.; GYE, Hal (ill.)

    The moods of Ginger Mick.

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1916. First edition. Octavo, illustrated cloth boards; gift inscription to endpaper; pp 143; (1); 24 (publisher’s catalogue); illustrations by Hal Gye, printed publisher’s slip in red ink, a very good copy of the scarce first issue. The first issue of the first edition containing the advertisements dated September 1916. McLaren, 413.