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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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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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Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music..

by LEAR, Edward

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Published
1877
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First Edition
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London: Robert John Bush, 1877. First Edition. English artist, poet and musician, Edward Lear (1821 -1888) had written his first Book of Nonsense for the children of his patron the Earl of Derby in 1845. "Laughable Lyrics", the fourth nonsense book, and 'last but not least' (Muir, p. 147) 'included some of the best manifestations of Lear's rhythmic gifts… Read more
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Observations on the Poetics of Aristotle, by Metastasio... with a biographical notice of the author..

by ELWIN, Hastings (attributed)

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Published
1842
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First Edition
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Sydney: Kemp & Fairfax, 1842. First Edition. Rare, and very fine: a presentation copy (inscribed on the front endpaper to Walter Wrottersley "from the translator") of an unusual publication for this period in Australia, a translation of an obscure commentary on Aristotle. Almost nothing of a philosophical bent was published in Australia before the 1850s and the creation of… Read more
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Little Ann and Other Poems

by GREENAWAY, Kate

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Published
1890
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Second Edition
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London: Frederick and Warne & Co, 1890. Second Edition. Particularly attractive edition of a rare Kate Greenaway title. First published in 1883 with printed paper wrappers, both early editions of this collection are now uncommon. "On the strength of 'Under the Window' and 'A day in a child's… Read more
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image of A RUMI ANTHOLOGY; Containing Selected Poems from THE MATHAVI and the DIVAN OF SHAMS OF TABRIZ by the Great Persian Sufi Poet Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi 1207 -1273 AD

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Tehran: Farhang sara (Yassavoli) Publications, 1995. Limited Edition. Limited edition of 1000 copies. English text by Karim Emami. With 18 full-colour original illustrations by Master Majid Mehregan, Reza Bidabadi, Abdollah Hajivand and Sahameh Ebn-Nasir. Calligraphy by Seyed Mohammad Ehsa'i. Compiled by Bahman Parsa. Introduction in Farsi and English by Jamal Al Ahmad. Beshnow aznei chun hekdyat mikonad … Read more
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Silver and Gold

by BLYTON, Enid

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Published
1927
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Thomas Nelson and Sons: London, 1927. Ethel Everett. I WISH IT WOULD RAIN 'I WISH it would rain, oh! I wish it would rain ; But there isn't a cloud in the sky, And the dust is a-blowing down Buttercup Lane, And everywhere's perfectly dry.' A collection of poems for young children. Perhaps one of the… Read more
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The Ackymals

by WILLIAMSON, Henry

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Published
1929
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San Francisco: Printed by James and Cecil Johnson at the Windsor Press, 1929. LINKS, Julian. Numbered limited edition of 225 copies signed by the author, of which this is number 88. The Ackymals is one of Williamson's short, standalone pieces of fiction from a prolific body of work that extends to well over fifty titles. James and Cecil Johnson… Read more
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The Story of Rosina and Other Verses

by [THOMSON, Hugh] DOBSON, Austin

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Published
1895
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London: Kegan Paul, 1895. THOMSON, Hugh. A gorgeous collection of Dobson's poetry with Thomson's characteristic illustrated vignettes throughout. Housed in a magnificent rich gilt binding. … Read more
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image of Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron. With original and selected information on the subjects of the engravings by W. Brockedon

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London: John Murray, 1834. A beautiful overlap of literature and travel description, being a tour through Mediterranean and Continental sites of interest in the life and tales of Lord Byron. Brief biographical descriptions are scattered throughout. Edward Francis Finden's masterful series of steel engravings from the works of J.M.W. Turner, William Westall and other leading landscape and portrait artists… Read more
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Round Trip. Illustrated by Russell Drysdale

by [DRYSDALE, Russell] LITTLE, Miles

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Published
1977
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Melbourne University Press, 1977. DRYSDALE, Russell. Limited edition of 150 copies, of which this is number 85. Signed by Russell Drysdale and Miles Little. Drysdale's evocative line drawings can truly be said to respond to Litttle's poetry in this boutique edition. Numbered limited edition of 150 copies signed by author and artist. Octavo, hand bound gilt leather, fine copy.… Read more
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Morte D'Arthur

by TENNYSON, Alfred Lord

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Published
1912
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London: Chattto & Windus, 1912. SANGORSKI, Alberto. A superb first print edition of Alfred Lord Tennyson's elaborate illuminated manuscript. Delicately produced by the Graphic Engraving Company, this volume retains the freshness and vigour of the original with luscious colour and gilt detailing. Quarto, decorated papered boards, twenty-four leaves reproduced on Japonese vellum; "mart j. ferguson 1931" previous owner's old… Read more
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Heures Galantes. Quatre Poèmes

by NOURY, Jean

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Published
1920
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Paris: Galerie Lutétia, 1920. Limited Edition. GUINEGAULT, G. P.. A fine example of the pochoir printing technique fashionable in France from 1910-1930. Each of the four poems is accompanied by a circular illustration by G. P. Guinegault. Not in Mahè. Four leaves measuring 350 x 225 mm, in original pochoir decorated wrappers, a fine copy. An exquisite limited… Read more
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Dodoitszu: poèms de Paul Claudel

by CLAUDEL, Paul

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Published
1945
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Paris: Librairie Gallimard, 1945. Harada, Rihakou. Paul Claudel (1868-1955) a French poet, was the younger brother of the sculptor Camille Claudel. Influenced by Rimbaud and the Symbolists, this work is illustrated by Rihakou Harada. A bilingual edition, with poems printed in French and English. Bound in vellum, gilt, illustrated endpapers, 215mm x 285mm, pictorial title, 29 coloured illustrations; a… Read more
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Songs and Verses selected from the Works of Edmund Waller

by WALLER, Edmund

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Published
1902
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Sussex: Pear Tree Press, 1902. Edmund Waller (1606-1687) was respected for his command of language and prowess as an orator. The romantic poems featured in this rare edition are among his more sensitive works and form a pleasing contrast to the Royalist verse penned during the English Civil war. The present edition is limited to 300 copies and is… Read more
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by FITZGERALD, Edward

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Published
1930
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London: George C. Harrap, 1930. Willy Pogany. The great epic Persian erotic love poem illustrated by the masterful Hungarian artist, Willy Pogany. Signed by Pogany, limited edition of 750 copies, the English issue, original etching, a lovely copy.
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Swansong

by [NOLAN, Sidney] Osborne, Charles

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Published
1968
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London: Shenval Press, 1968. Boards. Signed by the author and the artist. Limited edition of one hundred and fifty, bound in ochre papered boards, quarto, 30 pp., twelve full-page black & white illustrations + one full-page colour illustration, near fine. Collaboration between famous Australian artist, Sidney Nolan, reputed for his Ned Kelly series and writer, Charles Osborne: 'If there… Read more
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Discobolus and Other Verse

by LINDSAY, Lionel

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Published
1959
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Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1959. Limited Edition. Limited edition of 350 numbered copies, printed at the Hawthorn Press and beautifully illustrated with Lionel Lindsay's woodcut engravings (hand-printed on Japanese paper by the artist). THE JOURNEY The brave Day sleeps, far down the lists His pale pavilions lie In the sad autumnal coloured mists That mount the… Read more
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The Romance of the Swag

by LAWSON, Henry

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Published
1974
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Sydney: Ure Smith, 1974. Lionel Lindsay. Lionel Lindsay's woodcut illustrations are perfectly suited to this much-loved Henry Lawson poem. Quarto, black & white illustration; original orange papered boards, very good copy in a worn dust-jacket.
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Our Old Nursery Rhymes. The original tunes harmonized... Volume One Only

by [LE MAIR, H. Willebeek] MOFFAT, Alfred

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Published
1911
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London: Augener Ltd in Association with Adam and Chalres Black, 1911. H. Willebeek le Mair [Henriette]. Henriette Willebeek le Mair (1889-1966) was a precocious child artist, her first book being published at the tender age of fifteen. She was actively encouraged by her parents and received instruction from the noted Parisian illustrator, Maurice Boutet de Monvel. Le Mair illustrated… Read more
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Seven Poems

by WILCOX, Dora

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Published
1924
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Kirribili: J.T. Kirtley, 1924. Printed on handmade paper with hand-set type and hand-coloured decorations by Donald Finley. Edition limited to 125 copies, numbered and signed by the author and artist. A surprisingly profound collection of works for such an unassuming volume. Scarce. Maorilander poet, Dora Wilcox (Mary Theodora Joyce Wilcox, 1873 - 1953) distinguished herself in 1927 by… Read more
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