[NOLAN]. WILLIAMS, Bruce
Introduction by Professor K. S. Isles. Melbourne and Adelaide : Reed & Harris, 1943. Octavo, paper wrappers (one corner stained), designed by Sidney Nolan, pp. 72. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. COWLEY, Des, A checklist of Reed & Harris Publications, in The La Trobe Journal No 64, Spring 1999, p. 53)
MORTON, Andrew; [Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances; née Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997)
New York : Simon & Schuster, 1994. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s grey cloth backed papered boards with gilt lettered spine, in pictorial dust jacket (front panel with light mark caused by removal of price sticker), signed by Diana, Princess of Wales in pen on the title page: ‘Diana’; 176 pp, photographic plates; a fine copy. …
PRICHARD, Katharine Susannah (1883-1969); COUNIHAN, Noel (illustrator)
Melbourne : Australasian Book Society, 1959. ‘This volume is on of a special edition, limited to 100 copies, to mark the fiftieth year of Katharine Susannah Prichard’s career as writer’. This is copy number 44. Octavo, boards with gilt lettering, endpapers with original jacket design by Noel Counihan; signed on the half-title by Katharine Susannah …
MAILER, Norman (1923-2007)
Boston ; Toronto : Little, Brown & Company, 1971. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s green cloth over papered boards in dust jacket, signed in full on the title page by the author Norman Mailer, pp 240; a fine inscribed copy.
New York : William Farquhar Payson, 1932. First edtition. Octavo, buff-coloured linen boards (sunned and lightly foxed) with gilt stamped Imperial Russian crest (the Romanov double-headed eagle) to upper board, gilt lettered spine; pastedowns with offsetting, rear hinge a little weak; a presentation copy, inscribed on the front free-endpaper ‘To Roy E. Tilles, with all …
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL COMMITTEE
Invitation to the Inauguration of Richard Milhous Nixon as President of the United States of America and Spiro Theodore Agnew as Vice President, 20th January 1973.
Washigton, D.C. : Presidential Inaugural Committee, 1973. Calligraphic printing in black on recto of thin card, 280 x 210 mm, gilt embossed crest at the head with legend ‘Inauguration of President and Vice President, Nixon / Agnew’; in fine condition, in the original Inaugural Committe stationery envelope (light marks, short tears to flap verso).
Bestiality and the law : a resume of the law and punishments for bestiality with typical cases from fifteenth century to the present.
Girard, Kansas : Little Blue Book Company [Emanuel Haldeman-Julius], [c.1946]. Small quarto, plain printed wrappers (sunned), staple bound, 29 pp; printed o cheap, brittle paper, the lower wrapper with creasing and short edge tears; otherwise, a good copy.
BAVIN, Thomas Rainsford (1874-1941)
With a foreword by the Right Hon. J.G. Latham, P.C. Sydney : Halstead Printing Co., 1933. Limited edition of 300 copies, for private circulation only. Octavo, original blind blocked brown cloth boards, a presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free-endpaper ‘With very kind regards, T.R. Bavin, Oct. 1933’; frontispiece portrait of Bavin; pp …
MERII, Wulla (pseud.)
[s.l.] : [s.n.], . Octavo, illustrated boards (minor rubbing), recent bookplate to front pastedown, pp. 223; a very good copy. A novel set against the 1891 Queensland Shearer’s Strike. This dispute between unionised and non-unionised shearers is regarded as a direct precursor to the formation of the Australian Labor Party. The novel is written from …
A series of articles contributed to the Shanghai Evening Post & Mercury, Oct.-Nov. 1932. Shanghai : The Mercury Press, 1932. Octavo, original printed papered boards (mild insect damage to upper board), early ownership stamp to front pastedown, pp 112, illustrated with b/w photographic plates, large folding colour Railway Map of Manchuria at rear, in excellent condition; …
FUTSIAKA, Kato et al.
The science of “jiu-jitsu” as taught to the Law Enforcement bodies in the United States and throughout the world. Police, Marines “G” men, Soldiers, Sailors and members of the U.S. Coast Guard. Fifty-six illustrations by Seaman. New York : Book-A-Mag Co., Inc., 1940. Series: Easy Instructor. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers (a little chipping at fore-edges …
COMMUNIST PARTY USA, LACKAWANNA BRANCH.
Protest Hitler war-acts against Czechoslovakia and the rest of the peace-loving & democratic countries of the world! Street meeting Thursday Sept. 15th 8 pm, corner of Ridge Rd. and Gates Ave.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Communist Party USA (CPUSA), Lackawanna Branch, 1938. Broadsheet, 275 x 215 mm, roneo printed one side only, illustrated with a lampoon of Hitler as a diabolical monster; old ink inscription bottom right ‘Buffalo, 1938’; age-toning around the edges, but in fine condition. Rallies organised by the CPUSA to protest against the military actions …
[MANUSCRIPT] A Journal or Narrative of the Proceedings betweene the Commissioners appointed by His Majestie, and the Commissioners Deputed by the States Generall, pursuant to the Treaty of Peace made at Westminster 9/19 Ffebruary 1673/4 Concerning a Treaty Marine to be observed throughout all the World. And also an Article particularly relateing to the English and Dutch East India Companyes Concluded in the yeare 1674.
[London, 1674-75]. Folio, old mottled calf gilt, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament, red leather title labels lettered in gilt, all edges gilt; manuscript written in English, Latin, Dutch and French in several contemporary secretarial hands; ff 269; clean and fresh throughout. An important contemporary manuscript record of the Mixed Commission established to draw up a Treaty Marine and …
WHITE, Charles; ADAMSON, Bartlett (editor)
Sydney : Marchant & Co. (distributed by N.S.W. Bookstall Limited), . Series: History of Australian Bushranging by Charles White. Octavo, illustrated pictorial wrappers (lower wrapper with pale foxing), staple bound, 64 pp; mild foxing to the outer leaves, but a very good copy.
CASEY, R. G.
Melbourne : F. W. Cheshire, 1954. Octavo, cloth, pp. 166. Inscribed by Casey on the front free endpaper to Hugh Bullock. A work by Australian diplomat R.G. Casey, who was later to become the sixteenth Governor-General of Australia.
Wellington : A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1948. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. 111, photographic plates. A study of the Maori statesman and member of Parliament.