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FREDY NEPTUNE
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FREDY NEPTUNE

By Murray, Les

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Black Inc., 2007. 276pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. A Novel in Verse. From the rear panel: "Fredy Boettcher is no visionary. He embodies reaction, the humane sort most people have when brought up against the horror which visions and causes may bring. In World War I Turkey, the sight of women being burned alive by a mob causes him to lose his sense of touch, as if he was burned himself. He must conceal and try to use this curse-gift over much of his subsequent life, which involves travels around the world, including to Hollywood, Arabia and Hitler's Germany. Deliberately cast in non-literary language, Les Murray's profound study of moral shock teases out the potential for peace, still not fully realised, which lie in multiculture and mixed heritage." Contents include: Book I, II, III, IV and V. Afterword. Book weight approx. 375g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Second Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

POEMS 1960-2000
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POEMS 1960-2000

By Adcock, Fleur

Tarset, Northumberland, U.K. : Bloodaxe Books , 2005. 288pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-art illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock pristine. A book of poetry by New Zealand-born (1934), London-based poet Fleur Adcock. From the second half of the twentieth century, this collection includes some of her most celebrated poems and follows her usual themes of love and family . . . Contents include: Poems (beginning with 'Note on Propertius', and ending with 'Kensington Gardens'. Index of Titles and First Lines. Author Bio. Book weight approx. 550g. . First Thus, 2nd Impression. Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

THE ANGLING COT (Inscribed Copy)
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THE ANGLING COT (Inscribed Copy)

By Liddy, John

Dublin: Beaver Row Press, 1991. 42pp. Book clean and square. Minor bumps and flecks on spine. Art-illustrated (John Shinnors) card wrapper slightly bumped and edgeworn. An inspiring personal inscription, signed by the author John Liddy on title-page, textblock bumped on upper foredge corner, else leaves unmarked. Some of the poetry in this book, by Irish-born (Cork, 1954) poet John Liddy, has been published in other forums. Now a long-term resident in Madrid, Spain, the contents of his collection of poems include: Prelims., Acks., Poems ('Beginning with 'Rainbow Road', and finishing with 'The Angling Cot'). Book weight approx. 115g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Thus. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$25.26

THE POCKET MIRROR: Poems
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THE POCKET MIRROR: Poems

By Frame, Janet

London: The Women's Press, 1992. ix, + 120pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Art-design ('Namara') card wrapper lightly bumped only. Textblock unmarked. Originally published in New Zealand by Random Century New Zealand Ltd. "Vivid, playful and deeply moving, 'The Pocket Mirror' is the only published (to 1992) poetry collection from New Zealand's most distinguished (living) writer, Janet Frame." (b.1924-d.2004). Contents include: Prelims., numerous poems, beginning with 'Dunedin Poem' and closing with 'The Foxes'. Book weight approx. 188g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$12.63

COLLECTED POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON
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COLLECTED POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON

By Dickinson, Emily

New York: Avenel Books , 1982. xxx, + 256pp., small, b/white header and footer illustrations throughout, plus four pages in facsimile of 'Renunciation' by Emily Dickinson. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards minimally bumped on lower foredge corner. Textblock mildly flecked on top edge, else leaves unmarked. Colour-art illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. 'Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson' is the complete collection of the first three volumes of her poems published posthumously in 1890, 1891 and 1896 by editors Mary Loomis Todd and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. All were received to high acclaim . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Preface, Renunciation (facsimile), Book 1: Life (138 poems). Book 2: Love (56 poems). Book 3: Nature (111 poems). Book 4: Time and Eternity (141 poems). Book weight approx. 535g. . First Thus, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.44

CLOUDS ON HANOVER STREET: Poems (Signed Copy)
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CLOUDS ON HANOVER STREET: Poems (Signed Copy)

By Trimble, Kenneth

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Littlefox Press, 2009. (vii), + 84pp. Small print run - on demand publishing. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper slightly edgeworn only. A personal inscription, signed 'Ken T.' on front flysheet, else leaves unmarked. Life-experience inspired poetry by multi-vocational, much-travelled Kenneth Trimble (b. 1953 in Melbourne, Australia). Contents include: Prelims., First poem: "Clouds on Hanover Street" . . . Last poem: "Julia", Author Bio. Book weight approx. 160g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

SEPTUAGENARIAN STEW: Stories and Poems
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SEPTUAGENARIAN STEW: Stories and Poems

By Bukowski, Charles

Santa Rosa, California, USA: Black Sparrow Press, 1992. 375pp. Book clean and square, a trivial reading crease on firm spine. Graphic design card wrapper minimally bumped, and has several small beverage stains on rear wrap. A nondescript inscription on ochre-coloured front flysheet, else textblock unmarked. A collection of poems and stories (some previously published in periodicals) published to coincide with Charles Bukowski (1920-1994) attaining the age of seventy . . . Contents include: Prelims., Numerous poems and stories, commencing with 'Rags, Bottles, Sacks', and closing with 'Luck'. Book weight approx. 570g. . Third Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.44

BANJO PATERSON'S PEOPLE
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BANJO PATERSON'S PEOPLE

By Paterson, A. B.

North Ryde, N.S.W., Australia: Angus and Robertson, 1987. 78pp. A monochrome, portrait illustration of A.B. Paterson, plus stunning colour-art (Dorothy Gauvin) plates throughout (mostly on recto page). Oblong format hardcover. Book clean and 'square'. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain brown boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Colour-art illustrated (Dorothy Gauvin), loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, with a nominal degree of colour fade to spine. This book is a clever blend of poetry and prose from Australian literary icon A.B. Paterson (1864-1941) and highly successful Australian artist Dorothy Gauvin (1942- ). Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Poems/Prose and Paintings. Book weight approx. 645g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. Illus. by Dorothy Gauvin. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.44

BLASTED CROWS: Humorous Bush Verse (Signed Copy)
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BLASTED CROWS: Humorous Bush Verse (Signed Copy)

By Magor, Bob

Myponga, South Australia: R.G. Magor , 1998. xii, + 98pp, intext b/white cartoon illustrations throughout by Peter Broelman. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Colour-art illustrated (Peter Broelman) card wrapper lightly edgeworn, and has minor sticker residue. Inscibed "All the best", and signed/dated by author on front fly-sheet, else textblock unmarked. "Here we have a collection of narrative poetry in the best Australian tradition . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Credits, Acks., Dedication, Introduction, Artist Bio., The verse: first entry: 'Blasted Crows' - last entry: 'Farmers Lament'. Book weight approx. 200g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Inscribed and Signed By Author. Seventh Impression . Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$10.53

NO ORDINARY SUN
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NO ORDINARY SUN

By Tuwhare, Hone

Dunedin, New Zealand: John McIndoe, 1982. 47pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Art-illustrated ('Dark Mountain' [Putauaki] by Marilyn Webb) card wrapper lightly soiled and edgeworn only. A non-descript personal inscription in black felt pen on half-title page, else textblock unmarked. Hone Tuwhare (1922-2008) was a noted New Zealand poet of Maori-Scottish ancestry. Long admired and noted for his poetry, he was also an activist for his people and his poems generally reflected an earthy, working-class background. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, numerous poems commencing with: 'Time and the Child', and closing with "A Burnt Offering to your Greenstone Eyes, Tangaroa'. Book weight approx. 100g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Third Edition, 4th Impression . Softcover. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.46

SOLILOQUY  (Signed Copy)
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SOLILOQUY (Signed Copy)

By Carter, Ruth

Mornington, Victoria, Australia: Ruth Carter, 1997. (v), + 39pp. Saddle-stitched, staplebound booklet. Staples clean and tight. Slight water damage to printed card wrapper, else good. Signed and dated (March 1997) by author on title page, else similar water damage to wrapper. Life-reflecting poetry from Mornington, Victoria-based poet Ruth Carter. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Poetry (beginning with 'Soliloquy', and ending with 'Through All The Years' -unlisted in Contents). Booklet weight approx. 75g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Softcover, Staplebound. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

CHILD'S DREAMING
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CHILD'S DREAMING

By Gilbert, Kevin

South Yarra, VIC, Australia: Hyland House Publishing, 1992. 63pp., recto page natural history photography colour plates (photography by ecologist/photographer Eleanor Williams). Book clean. Spine slightly cocked. Colour, photographically-illustrated (Eleanor Williams) gloss boards nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated (as boards) loose-plastic-protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, and has minor colour fade (canary) to front panel. In this book, Kevin Gilbert's poetry leads us through the Australian bush conversing with the wonderful diversity of creatures who inhabit the land, the stunning colour photography of Eleanor Williams perfectly enhancing Kevin Gilbert's poetry . . . Contents include: Prelims., numerous poetic entries for children beginning with 'Hear the Lilt of Laughter', and ending with 'Our Sacred Family'. Book weight approx. 390g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$16.84

PHANTASMAGORIA and Other Poems
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PHANTASMAGORIA and Other Poems

By Carroll, Lewis

London: Macmillan & Co., 1919. viii, + 166pp., plus (ii). Intext b/white illustrations throughout by Arthur B. Frost. Book clean. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped and canted spine. A bright gilt illustration and blind-stamped borders over minimally soiled red cloth boards. Textblock mildly tanned, else unmarked. Contents of this book of poetry by Lewis Carroll includes: Prelims., Phantasmagoria in Seven Cantos. Echoes. The Three Voices, more. Book weight approx. 220g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Reprint. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good. Illus. by Arthur B. Frost. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$17.55

28 PORTUGUESE POETS: A Bilingual Anthology (Portuguese/English)
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28 PORTUGUESE POETS: A Bilingual Anthology (Portuguese/English)

By Zenith, Richard (Edited by)

Dublin, Ireland: Dedalus Press, 2015. xxxiv, + 285pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped. Colour-art illustrated (Carlos Botelho) card wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. Facing page, bilingual text throughout. English translation by Richard Zenith and Alexis Levitin. " . . . a richly varied body of verse . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction (Richard Zenith), 28 Portuguese poets (commencing with Alberto Caeiro and closing with Daniel Jonas), Notes to the Poems, Poet Biographies, Acks. Book weight approx. 410g. . First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.05

AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW ZEALAND VERSE
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AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW ZEALAND VERSE

By Chapman, Robert and Bennett, Jonathan (Selected by)

London and Wellington, New Zealand: Oxford University Press, Per Geoffrey Cumberlege , 1956. xxxii, + 341pp. Book clean and square. Bright, but chipped gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain, original blue cloth boards nominally bumped on upper foredge corners, else undamaged. A former owner's name and date on ffep., minor random flecks, else textblock good. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with jagged nips and tears, flecked and marked on rear (text) panel. This anthology of 275 selections from almost fifty poets reflects the development of New Zealand poetry from its beginnings in the mid 1800s. The greater part of this volume consists of works published in the 1920s and '30s, but includes earlier poets such as Alfred Domett, Jessie Mackay, William Pember Reeves and Herbert Church. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The Poets and their Works, Sources of the Poems, Bibliography, Index of Authors, Index of Titles and First Lines. Book weight approx. 480g. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good +/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$15.44

SHEARERS SWAGGIES SCALLYWAGS AND SWEETHEARTS: Australian Poems   (Signed Copy)
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SHEARERS SWAGGIES SCALLYWAGS AND SWEETHEARTS: Australian Poems (Signed Copy)

By Lamprell, Glen

Melbourne & Sydney, Australia: Privately Published, 1998. x, + 36pp., b/white line illustrations throughout. Short personal inscription, signed and dated by author on ffep. Attractive Australian theme on illustrated dustjacket. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the author's character shines in this book of his poetry. Weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. As New/Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.46

THE ESDAILE NOTEBOOK: A Book Of Early Poems
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THE ESDAILE NOTEBOOK: A Book Of Early Poems

By Shelley, Percy Bysshe

London: Faber & Faber, 1964. xviii + 378pp. B/white illustrations and map. Book clean, very slightly warped. Plain blue cloth boards. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Minor foxing flecks to foredge, else leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has some minor staining, nipped at folds. Held privately by Shelley's descendants, only 14 of 57 poems in this collection have previously been printed. A detailed foreword explains how the manuscript notebook was obtained. Weight approx. 620g. . 1st. British. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.74

ON INTIMATE TERMS : Verse Touching Life and the Land  (Signed Copy)
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ON INTIMATE TERMS : Verse Touching Life and the Land (Signed Copy)

By Betheras, Mark

Laurieton, NSW, Australia: Author (Produced by Parker Pattinson Publishing) , 2007. 185pp., several b/white halftone plate illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated gloss card wrapper minimally splayed only. A short personal inscription, signed and dated ('07) by author on title page, else textblock pristine. Mark Betheras shares his love of the land, special people and life itself via his free verse, elegy, ode and verse poetry. Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, Categories: Land/Love/Life. Note: Text contains one contribution by Will Betheras titled 'My Special Place'. Book weight approx. 240g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.07

DRIFTWOOD
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DRIFTWOOD

By Rowe, Cynthia

Port Adelaide, South Australia : Ginnenderra Press, 2010. 87pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated (driftwood in situ) card wrapper minimally bumped only. Text-block unmarked. This title is the first book of poetry by this previously published author. The poetry has been previously published in various forms of media - journals, print, and electronic. Inspired by the Japanese styles of poetry, this eclectic collection features the forms of haiku, senryu, tanka, and haibun. Contents include: Prelims., four 'parts'. Book weight approx. 165g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

A BOOK OF VERSE (Signed Copy)
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A BOOK OF VERSE (Signed Copy)

By Butler, Jack

Drouin, Victoria, Australia: Privately (Author), 1997. 86pp., b/white text border illustrations, Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples clean and firm (no rust). Monochrome, printed card wrapper (author portrait/bio. on rear wrap), minimally shelfworn only. A short personal inscription, signed 'Jack' on title page, else leaves unmarked. Privately printed and published by the U.K.-born, Australian-raised author, this book of poetry features several themes including the Middle East and War, Drouin, Ireland, Life, and more. Book weight approx. 140g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. First Edition. Softcover [Staple-bound]. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

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