Women Writers

  • # 42607

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    Karalta

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1941. First edition. Octavo, lettered cloth (edges lightly rubbed), illustrated dustjacket (edges chipped with small areas of loss to edges and spine), contemporary inscription to pastedown, frontispiece (edges foxed), pp. [iv]; 233, browning as usual.

  • # 42624

    TURNER, Ethel

    Judy and Punch

    London : Ward, Lock & Co., 1928. Octavo, pictorial cloth, contemporary owner’s inscription to endpaper, pp. 256, light foxing to edges, a very good copy.

  • # 42627

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878-1958)

    Rossiter’s farm

    … For children aged 10 to 12 years. Melbourne : Whitcombe and Tombs, [1939]. Series: Whitcombe’s story books ; no. 521. Small octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers, (spine chipped with loss to lower wrapper), owner’s inscription to half-title, juvenile drawing to inside lower wrapper, frontispiece illustration by Esther Paterson, 95 pp; a good copy. Muir 1109.

  • # 42868

    BOOTHBY, Mabel F. (1870 - 1944)

    An autobiography of a laughing jackass

    Melbourne : P.T. Law & Co., [1916]. Second edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (light edge wear), string bound, a few marks to the lower wrapper, gift inscription to title page, dated 1916, pp. 12, one colour and one folding black and white plate, light toning, a good example. A charming children’s book about the daily life …

  • # 42362

    STEWART, Meg (1948 - ); OLLEY, Margaret (1923 - 2011)

    Margaret Olley: far from a still life (signed presentation copy for Criss Canning)

    NSW : Random House Australia, 2005. Octavo, cloth covered boards, illustrated dust jacket (light handling marks and a short tear), slightly canted, illustrated end papers, signed and inscribed by Margaret Olley the title page, pp. 568, first edition of this biography on Olley written by Meg Stewart, illustrated with several colour and black & white …

  • # 41829

    FRANKLIN, Miles (1879-1954)

    Bring the monkey

    Sydney : Endeavour Press, 1933. Octavo, black-lettered red cloth, dust jacket with illustration by Norman Lindsay (light edge wear, chip with loss to head of spine); pp. 246, line illustrations; a very good copy in the rare and substantially complete dust jacket, seldom found thus.

  • # 41864

    PRATT, Anne

    The flowering plants, grasses, sedges, and ferns of Great Britain,

    and their allies the club mosses, pepperworts and horsetails. London : Frederick Warne, [1883]. Six volumes, gilt-lettered green pictorial cloth (edges rubbed, corners bumped), all edges gilt, pp. viii, 288; viii, 355; ix, 410; viii, 328; viii, 368; viii, 319, very numerous chromolithograph plates, a couple of leaves loosening in the second volume, a couple …

  • # 42623

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    Billabong Gold

    London : Ward Lock & Co., 1937. First edition. Octavo, pictorial cloth,  illustrated dustjacket (price-clipped, foxed, light edge wear), contemporary inscription to front pastedown endpaper, frontispiece and illustrations, pp. 256, light foxing, a very good copy of the first edition.  

  • # 42622

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    Glen Eyre

    London : Ward Lock & Co., 1912. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered pictorial cloth,  prize label to front free endpaper, frontispiece and illustrations, pp. 256, (16), a very good copy of the first edition.  

  • # 42620

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    Wings above Billabong

    London : Ward Lock & Co., 1935. First edition. Octavo, pictorial cloth,  illustrated dustjacket (price-clipped, foxed, light edge wear), contemporary inscription to front free endpaper, frontispiece and illustrations, pp. 252, a good copy of the first edition.  

  • # 42619

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    Seahawk

    London : Ward, Lock & Co., 1934. First edition. Octavo, pictorial cloth, illustrated dustjacket (price-clipped, edges chipped with small areas of loss to edges and spine, foxed), frontispiece and illustrations, pp. 256, a few spots of foxing.

  • # 42617

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    A little bush maid

    London : Ward Lock & Co., c. 1915. Twenty-seventh thousand.  Octavo, lettered decorated cloth,  illustrated dustjacket (price-clipped, light edge wear), frontispiece, pp. 254, a very good to fine copy. The author’s first book.

  • # 42616

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    Road to adventure

    London : Ward, Lock & Co., 1932. First edition. Octavo, pictorial cloth, illustrated dustjacket (price-clipped, edges chipped with small areas of loss to edges and spine, foxed), contemporary inscription to front free endpaper, frontispiece and illustrations by Laurie Taylor, pp. 256, internally clean.

  • # 42615

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    Billabong Riders

    London : Ward Lock & Co., 1942. First edition. Octavo, lettered cloth,  illustrated dustjacket (neat reinforcements verso), contemporary inscription to front free endpaper, frontispiece, pp. 262, a very good copy. The last book in the Billabong series.

  • # 42608

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    Son of Billabong

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1941. First edition. Octavo, lettered cloth (edges lightly rubbed), illustrated dustjacket (price-clipped, edges chipped with small areas of loss to edges and spine), contemporary inscription to front free endpaper, frontispiece (edges foxed), pp. 255, illustrated, scattered foxing.

  • # 42292

    ZIHERI, Vivian

    The Lip anthology : an Australian feminist arts journal 1976 – 1984

    Edited by Vivian Ziherl. Amsterdam : Kunstverein Publishing and Melbourne : Macmillan Art Publishing, in association with Grazer Kunstverein (Austria), 2013. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192, illustrated. New copy. Lip Magazine was self-published by women in Melbourne from 1976 to 1984 and stood as a lightning rod for Australian feminist artistic practice throughout the Women’s Liberation …