Octavo; cloth; extremities slightly bumped; top edge a little darkened; pencilled contemporary ownership details; an excellent copy in the dustwrapper slightly sunned, bumped, marked and slightly worn with slight loss.
Octavo, vii, 55 pages plus two plates (caricatures of Wells and Belloc, by Low).
Red cloth slightly marked; top edge a little foxed; leading edge lightly foxed; endpapers lightly offset; a few mild marks; an excellent copy with the excellent dustwrapper a little unevenly darkened and very slightly creased and torn about the head... Read complete entry
[New York], Grosset and Dunlap/ D. Appleton, 1928.
Octavo; cloth a little unevenly sunned (chiefly to the rear cover); spine lightly creased; an excellent copy with the very good dustwrapper chipped, marked, creased and torn with minor loss to the extremities.
Quarto, [approximately 112] pages with illustrations from early photographs.
Papered boards; a fine copy with the slightly torn dustwrapper.
Number 75 of 1000 copies; this copy is signed by the author, and also has the ownership signature of anthropologist Peter Sutton. 'My reminiscences of life as a jackaroo in the Northern Territory and outback Queensland during the years 1932-36'.
Cloth; spine very lightly faded; foot of the spine very slightly bumped; minimal offsetting to the flyleaves; an excellent copy with the unclipped dustwrapper slightly rubbed at the extremities, slightly chipped with a couple of tiny tears at the head... Read complete entry
With the pencilled ownership signature of the pastoralist H[enry] H[ampden] Dutton of Anlaby, South Australia.
Octavo; laminated colour pictorial card covers in the publisher's glassine dustwrapper; spine slightly sunned; the dustwrapper has caused the covers to cockle a little; an excellent copy.
Inscribed, dated (January 1986) and signed by the author. 'The Skeetles was the bizarre name ... of four teenagers who banged on drums, strummed guitars and shouted: 'Eugh! Oh! Yoh' between strangled notes of rock'n'roll, twist and skiffle 'music' ...'.
Cloth; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper slightly rubbed and sunned and with two tiny closed tears.
Contains the following works: 'Primitivism and Decadence: A Study of American Experimental Poetry', 'Maule's Curse: Seven Studies in the History of American Obscurantism', 'The Anatomy of Nonsense' and 'The Significance of 'The Bridge' by Hart Crane, or What are We to Think of Professor X?'.
Papered boards very slightly marked; foot of the spine very slightly sunned; tidy ownership signature; initial leaves very slightly torn at the top corners with very slight loss; a very good copy with the price-clipped, sticker-marked dustwrapper... Read complete entry
Original orange cloth; front endpapers very slightly marked; inner hinges cracked but sound; a very good copy with the dustwrapper a little creased and torn with minor loss (chiefly to the head and foot of the spine).
Cloth slightly rubbed and marked; extremities very slightly bumped; bottom of outer hinge very slightly worn with trifling loss; leading edge very slightly foxed; a very good copy with the very good dustwrapper a little rubbed, chipped and torn with... Read complete entry
London, Adam and Charles Black, 1915 [first reissue, in colour pictorial blue cloth, using the 1902 first edition sheets].
Octavo, 272 pages plus 10 plates.
Pictorial blue cloth a little bumped and slightly worn at the extremities; spine sunned, a little marked and slightly torn at the head and foot; rear outer hinge slightly split; front free endpaper removed (but the first leaf is a blank sheet of the... Read complete entry
This prolific author's very rare first book. Not in McIlvaine (but see A1a2, which does not have 1915 printed on the title page).
Papered boards with the unclipped dustwrapper; a fine copy.
'The stories in this book are written by a part-aborigine ... Banumbir Wongar was born in the late 1930s in a remote area of Northern Australia' (blurb); B. Wongar is in fact the pseudonym of the Yugoslavian-born anthropologist Sreten Bozic. With a two-page foreword by Alan Paton.
Quarter cloth and papered boards slightly rubbed; edges slightly marked; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper slightly creased, sunned, rubbed and torn.
Inscribed 'To Kathee Strehlow/ With my best wishes' and signed by the author (as Wongar). Written by the Yugoslavian-born anthropologist Sreten Bozic; a novel drawing heavily on Arnhem Land tribal traditions.
Original green cloth, blind-ruled and gilt-decorated and lettered; cloth moderately flecked; an excellent copy (internally fine).
Printed and bound in Melbourne (with the binder's label of George Robertson on the rear pastedown). Mrs John Crawford Woods was the wife of the first minister (1855-1889) of the Unitarian Christian Church in South Australia. This book 'was published in Adelaide at a time when novels of primitive Christianity were in vogue in Britain' and (according to Paul Depasquale in 'A Critical History of South Australian Literature, 1836-1930') enabled Mrs Woods to more than satisfy George Eliot's dictum about female authors: 'The inability of a lady novelist to describe actual life and her fellow men is in inverse proportion to her confident eloquence about God and the other world, and the means by which she usually chooses to conduct you to true ideas of the invisible is a totally false picture of the visible'.
London, The Hogarth Press, 1974/ 1960; 1977/ 1961; 1978/ 1964; 1975/ 1967 and 1973/ 1969.
Octavo; five volumes; papered boards; a gentlemanly whiff of tobacco; covers slightly rubbed and very slightly bumped; trifling signs of handling; a very good set with the dustwrappers a little rubbed.
Cloth with the dustwrapper (a very small tear to the foot of the spine); insignificant tape marks on the endpapers; the front edge a trifle marked; ownership signature on the flyleaf; an excellent copy.
Octavo, xviii, 318 pages plus 19 full-page plates.
Papered boards slightly rubbed; top edge very slightly marked; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper a little scuffed and unevenly sunned.
''Yeats Annual' is the established research-level publication for current thought and documentation upon the life and work of 'the greatest poet in the English tongue of this century' ... The focus in this sixth number is on Yeats at work on various manuscripts, and on his tours of America. Two of his poems are published from manuscript for the first time.' The longest of the eight major articles publishes for the first time the complete surviving archive of letters to Yeats from Olivia Shakespear, edited by John Harwood (at the time on the staff at Flinders University in South Australia).
Blue and white pictorial cloth very slightly rubbed; short indelible pencil marks to the margins of seven leaves (all but one near the end); contemporary ownership details on the half-title; an excellent copy.