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The Story of Nefrekepta, from a Demotic Papyrus

by MURRAY, Gilbert

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Published
1911
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First Edition
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Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1911. First Edition. Florence Kate Kingsford Cockerell. First edition: an Egyptian fragment translated by Gilbert Murray. The classicist explains in his preface that "the origin of this tale is in Demotic Egyptian, in prose, on a fragmentary papyrus dated 'the first month of winter, in the fifteenth year' of some king unnamed. Palaeographical evidence suggests some… Read more
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THE METAMORPHOSIS OF NARCISSUS

by DALI, Salvador

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Published
1937
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Paris: Editions Surréalistes, 1937. Signed and dated by the artist 'Salvador Dali 1958'. Dali completed his now famous oil painting 'The Metamorphosis of Narcissus' in 1937 after a long period working and touring in the United States. This is the poem that Dali composed while working on this iconic image, here published in a limited edition of 550 copies.… Read more
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Woggheeguy

by PARKER, K. Langloh [pseud. Catherine Stow]

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Published
1930
Edition
First Edition
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Adelaide: F. W. Preece and Sons, 1930. First Edition. Nora Heysen. First Edition. Illustrated by Nora Heysen. A collection of twenty-six Aboriginal legends, taken mainly from New South Wales and Queensland. Small quarto, generously illustrated by Nora Heysen throughout with full-page plates and bushland vignettes; original quarter cloth over decorated papered boards, paper spine label, 98 pages; an exceptionally… Read more
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Myth and Imagery. Sidney Nolan

by [NOLAN, Sidney] LYNN, Elwyn

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Published
1967
Edition
First Edition
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London: Macmillan, 1967. First Edition. An insightful and interesting reference guide by a close contemporary of Nolan. Quarto, original decorated cloth, plates in colour and black & white, a very good copy in dust-jacket.
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The Pierrot of the Minute

by DOWSON, Ernest

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Published
1932
Edition
Limited Edition
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San Francisco: Printed by Cecil and James Johnson at the Windsor Press, 1932. Limited Edition. ANGELO, Valenti. With a delicate decorated frontispiece by Valenti Angelo. Edition of 150 copies. Slim octavo, original papered boards, old bookseller's stamp on front endpaper, a near-fine copy of an elegant production.
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The Tale of Lohengrin, Knight of the Swan

by [POGANY, Willy] ROLLESTON, T.W.

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Published
1913
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London: George G. Harrap, 1913. POGANY, Willy. Magnificent gift book in a rich gilt binding after the opera of Richard Wagner. Illustrated by the brilliant Hungarian artist, Willy Pogany (1882 - 1955) at the height of his career. Quarto, original brown gilt decorated cloth, top-edge gilt and others uncut, decorations and tipped colour plates by Pogany; front board slightly… Read more
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Guinevere. Illustrated by Gustave Dorè

by TENNYSON, Alfred

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Published
1877
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London: Edward Moxon, 1877. A beautiful work combining the verse of Tennyson with the magical illustrations of Gustave Dorè. Folio, original cloth in fine condition.
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The Heroes, or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children

by [FLINT, W. Russell] KINGSLEY, Charles

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Published
1912
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London: Published by Philip Lee Warner at the Ricardi Press for the Medici Society, 1912. A deluxe and desirable edition of this treasury of Greek myths for younger readers, illustrated with stunning mounted plates by Russell Flint. A humble masterpiece of typographic taste and discretion. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies. Quarto, green cloth with paper labels, top-edge gilt… Read more
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The Golden Octopus. Legends of the South Seas

by [YOUNG, Blamire] Hastings, Viscount

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Published
1928
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London: Eveleigh Nash & Grayson, 1928. YOUNG, Blamire. First edition, limited to 750 copies. Housed in decorative Batik paper boards and printed on rich cotton rag, with spirited colour plates by Blamire Young. The author, Viscount Hastings, studied under Diego Rivera and was the 16th Earl of Huntingdon. Quarto, twelve tipped-in colour plates (including frontispiece); original decorated papered boards… Read more
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Enid. Illustrated by Gustave Dorè

by TENNYSON, Alfred

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Published
1868
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London: Edward Moxon, 1868. A superbly illustrated work by Gustave Dorè. Folio, light foxing throughout, else very good in original cloth.
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The Plays of Euripides. In Two Volumes

by [MURRAY, Gilbert] EURIPIDES

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Published
1931
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Gregynog Press, 1931. Translated into rhyming verse by Gilbert Murray... with wood-engravings from the Greek vase paintings by Robert Ashwin Maynard and Horace Walter Bray. This magnificent and generously printed edition of Euripides is a testament to the composition, typography and production standards of the Greygnog Press. Numbered limited edition of 500 copies. Two volumes, folio, original russet cloth… Read more
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Gum Tree Brownie and other Faerie Folk of the Never-Never

by [OUTHWAITE] QUIN, Tarella

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Published
1925
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Melbourne: George Robertson, 1925. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. With a foreword by Ethel Turner and delightful illustrations by a nineteen-year old Ida Rentoul (later Outhwaite). "The subject matter was still that of fairies, elves and children... Although this was a world of the imagination there were some Australian motifs such as spider-orchids, monk-hoods, or blow-fly grass which she had seized… Read more
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Mollie's Bunyip

by [OUTHWAITE] RENTOUL, A. & I. S.

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Published
1904
Edition
First Edition
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Melbourne: Robert Jolley, 1904. First Edition. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's first book. A fragile piece, Mollie's Bunyip is extremely rare and this copy is in particularly fine condition. Essentially a private publication - certainly one with a very limited circulation - it was published when Ida was just sixteen. The text is hand-scripted by Ida's elder sister,… Read more
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Time Before Morning. Art and Myth of the Australian Aborigines

by ALLEN, Louis A.

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Published
1975
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First Edition
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New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975. First Edition. First edition work on the art and myths of the Aborigines of Arnhem Land. This copy has been inscribed to esteemed anthropologist Dr Fred McCarthy and signed by the author. Small quarto, plates in colour and black & white; original brown cloth, near fine copy in a clean dust-jacket.
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Tales of Old Thule

by SMITH, J. Moyr

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Published
1879
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London: Chatto and Windus, 1879. Illustrated collection of Norse myths and legends. Octavo, original gilt decorated cloth, 199 pages + 36 pages of advertisements, decorated endpapers, all edges gilt, illustrated throughout, a near-fine copy.
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