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image of The Muses' Magazine; A Monthly Review of the Musical, Artistic, Literary and Intellectual Life of Queensland [No. 1 - FIRST YEAR]

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Brisbane, Queensland: Luis Amadeo Pares, 1927. First Edition. An important document of multicultural Australia. With lively reports on the activities of the The Brisbane Repertory Theatre Society, The Queensland Authors' and Artists' Association, The Alliance Francaise de Brisbane, The Goethe Bund, The Societa Dante, The Centro Espanol de Queensland, The Hellenic Club, The House of Israel, and The Hall… Read more
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Nexus. La Crucifixion en Rose. Traduit de l'amèricain par Roger Giroux

by MILLER, Henry

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Published
1960
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Paris: Buchet-Chastel, 1960. First edition in French: one of only 695 copies produced. Small square octavo; the majority of pages unopened, one crease to the back cover otherwise a mint copy, uncut in the original orange wrappers.
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The London Aphrodite Numbers 1-6

by LINDSAY, Jack & STEPHENSEN, P.R. (editors)

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Published
1929
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AU$182.78

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London: Fanfrolico Press, 1929. A varied and at times controversial collection of literary talent featuring both Australian and European authors and a testament to the energy and talent of the Lindsay family as artists, writers and publishers. The journal was banned in the United States for some time for alleged obscenity. Octavo, original blue cloth with gilt spine lettering,… Read more
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Thorunka Family Issue: Vol. 17, No. 16

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Published
1971
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AU$146.22

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Kensington, New South Wales: Students' Union of the University of New South Wales, 1971. Front page is an invitation to an orgy, very much in the manner of Richard Neville and aiming for the same kind of trouble, centrefold spread by Germaine Greer on the pleasurable advantages of a female superior position during heterosexual coitus, an IT article on… Read more
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The Story of Cigars

by Gregg, Albert H.

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Published
1942
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New York: Cigar Institute of America Inc, 1942. Mark von Arenburg. A book on the business of being a good cigar merchant. Provides a detailed history of the cigar industry with chapters on how tobacco is grown in Cuba, Sumatra and the US. There are portfolios of pictures on the making of handmade cigars, smoking portraits of famous musicians,… Read more
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The Listener [7 editions]

by [BBC] British Broadcasting Corporation

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Published
1956
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First Edition
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AU$182.78

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British Broadcasting Corporation, 1956. First Edition. Jean Seaton, official historian of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): "[The Listener] was edited with a real eye, a testament to the power of the editor, intelligent and constructive and with a style driven by the urgency and topicality of the BBC, but about as real an insight into what the serious minds… Read more
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L'Assiette au Beurre. 1903

by [Periodical - Illustration and Satire]

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Published
1903
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AU$1,279.43

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1903. Arguably the finest of the French satirical magazines and directly comparable with Germany's 'Simplicissimus'. Many of the finest graphic artists and caricaturists of the period are represented - Iribe, Caran d'Ache, Villon, Steinlen, Rabier, Camara, Kupka, Robida, Van Dongen, Willette, Poulbot, et cetera. From its first number [4 april 1901] 'L'Assiette au Beurre' "was recognised at home and… Read more
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The Flyaway Highway

by LINDSAY, Norman

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Published
1936
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Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1936. LINDSAY, Norman. Recounts the adventures of Egbert Tomkins and Muriel Jane with the troublesome Slyvander Dan (Pan) in typically jocular Lindsay fashion. First Edition. Quarto, decorated boards, numerous full page and text illustrations; previous owner's inscription of front endpaper, a very good copy of this scarce title.
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Pied Piper of Lovers

by DURRELL, Lawrence

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Published
1935
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London: Cassell & Company, 1935. First edition of Lawrence Durrell's first novel. Highly autobiographical in character, an apprentice effort, Durrell's novel sank largely without trace. And as with so many unsold titles, the majority of copies were destroyed during the Blitz. Blue boards with the barest hint of rubbing to edges; no dustjacket, spine incorrectly lettered 'Pied Pipers of… Read more
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Russell Drysdale

by DUTTON, Geoffrey

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Published
1969
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London: Thames and Hudson, 1969. Revised edition from The World of Art Library Series, with some new illustrations added for this format. Octavo, illustrated in black & white and colour; original red papered boards; fine copy with price-clipped dust-jacket.
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Au Moins Soyez Discret (At Least Be Discrete)

by LOVER

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Published
1919
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AU$1,352.54

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Paris: Librairie Georges Crès, 1919. BONFILS, Robert. One of the finest examples of art deco book design. Robert Bonfils (1886-1972) was an illustrator, graphic artist and fashion designer at the forefront of the art deco movement. A member of the organising committee for the famous Paris Art Deco Exhibition of 1925, his work for stylish Parisian fashion magazines… Read more
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The Mangle Wheel. My Life by George Finey

by FINEY, George

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Published
1981
Edition
First Edition
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Sydney: Kangaroo Press, 1981. First Edition. A candid autobiography of the Sydney-based Bohemian cartoonist and artist. Small quarto, copiously illustrated throughout, original white papered boards; near-fine copy in a mildly rubbed dust-jacket.
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The London Aphrodite {Numbers 1 - 6}

by LINDSAY, Jack & STEPHENSEN, P.R. (editors)

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Published
1929
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London: Fanfrolico Press, 1929. Offering a varied and at times controversial collection of Australian and European literary talent, "The London Aphrodite" is a testament to the energy and talent of the Lindsay family as artists, writers and publishers. The journal was banned in the United States for alleged obscenity. From the editiorial manifesto: 'We affirm Life, and… Read more
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Ah Men; Ah Men Goes Arty

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Classic 1960s catalog from Ah Men, a West Hollywood men's clothing and accessories retailer, catering to a gay audience. Illustrated with b/w photographs of men modeling bathing suits, etc. Lloyd Smith, of Houston, Texas, the Ah Man of the Year, on front cover. Original order form and mailing label on rear. Bound in pictorial soft-cover stapled wrappers, 16 pp.… Read more
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International Times: No. 26, February 16 -29, 1968

by LEVY, Bill [Editor]

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Published
1968
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London: International Times (IT), 1968. Andre Bertram. This issue is most notable for its cover: as the editor explains, 'Our front page is a found object. We found it flyposted to the building that houses our offices...' In fact, the cover is actually a translation of an original Situationist poster produced in October 1967 to announce the publication of… Read more
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image of Soirée de Gala; | 11 Février 1928, Salle des Fêtes du "Journal", 100, Rue Richelieu, Paris

Soirée de Gala; | 11 Février 1928, Salle des Fêtes du "Journal", 100, Rue Richelieu, Paris

by L'Amicale A.G.B.

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Published
1928
Condition
Near fine
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Paris: Salle du Journal, 1928. Near fine. Octavo, 4pp., pictorial wrappers with the program for the evening loosely inserted, near fine. Art deco program for a grand concert in Paris followed by a midnight ball with music by The King's Melody Jazz Orchestra.
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