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KENNETH SLESSOR

By SEMMLER, Clement (Kenneth Slessor)

London: Longmans, Green, for the British Council and the National Book League, 1966. Second state, with label on front cover raising the price to 3/6. pp 44, card covers. Fine copy. Writers and Their Work no. 194. Note: light parcel, any default shipping may be reduced.. First printing. Softcover. Octavo.

$10.00

ILLYWHACKER (signed)

By CAREY, Peter

London: Faber, 1985. Red boards. Very light yellowing to page edges, else fine in fine jacket, signed by the author. . Signed by Author. First printing. Hardcover. Octavo.

$34.95

Isobars: stories

By Hospital, Janette Turner

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1991. Card covers with flaps (not issued in hardcover). A fine copy. . First Canadian printing. Softcover. Octavo.

$10.95

BORDERLINE

By HOSPITAL, Janette Turner

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1985. Cloth & boards. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has very lightly sunned spine, else fine.. First Canadian issue. Hardcover. Octavo.

$14.95

BORDERLINE (variant)
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BORDERLINE (variant)

By HOSPITAL, Janette Turner

New York / Toronto: Dutton / McClelland & Stewart, 1985. Variant in the McClelland & Stewart dust jacket, as issued. Cloth & boards. Fine in fine jacket, flap price intact.. First US printing. Hardcover. Octavo.

$14.95

THE LAW-BRINGERS
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THE LAW-BRINGERS

By LANCASTER, G.B. (pseud. of Edith Joan Lyttleton, 1873-1945)

New York: Hodder & Stoughton / Doran, 1913. Tan pictorial cloth stamped in red, black & brown, gilt lettered. pp 487. Xmas, 1916, ink gift inscription at front; former owner's rubber stamp in top margin of first page of chapter 1 and in bottom margin of last page of text; page edges yellowed and foxed; light damp stain to upper margin of most text; in all, a good, tight and unworn copy, still presentable in appearance. Author was New Zealand's most popular novelist of the first half of the 20th century. This book was her biggest success. A novel set in the Canadian Northwest, involving the RCMP. Peel 3913.. Hardcover. Octavo.

$19.95

CARTOONS: more Ettamogah Pub mob cartoons

By MAYNARD, Ken

Currumbin Valley, Qld, Australia: Ken Maynard Studios, 1989. 64 pp, stapled, in colour card covers. Number 2 in a series. Fine copy. . First edition.. Softcover. Quarto.

$15.00

THE PEOPLE WITH THE DOGS
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THE PEOPLE WITH THE DOGS

By STEAD, Christina

Boston: Little, Brown, 1952. Yellow cloth. Advance copy for review with slip laid in. Some browning to edges of pastedowns from binding glue, page edges yellowed; light ring spiot to front cover, soft creases to spine ends, VG otherwise. Dust jacket (art by George Salter) has yellowing to spine and rear panel, creased tears at lower spine and lower inner corner of front panel internally repaired, browning to flap folds; in all just good, but not so bad in appearance, flap price intact. Uncommon book by the noted Australia-born author. . First printing.. Hardcover.

$45.00

THE HAVEN: a chronicle
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THE HAVEN: a chronicle

By COLLINS, Dale (1897-1956)

New York: Knopf, 1925. Original black cloth decorated in pink, mauve, and light blue, green & mauve decorated endpapers. pp (8), (256). (Green?) top page edges sunned; else fine and bright. Price-clipped dust jacket has chip to lower inner corners of panels; spine a bit yellowed and lightly foxed, with the red portions faded; VG otherwise. The Australian author's third novel. A rather nice piece of book-making on Knopf's part, the binding design being striking and colourful. Scarce in jacket. A film star Don Juan flees the world to a tropical Pacific island, where he is pursued by five very different sensation-craving women, and where they all become marooned. The novel is "a satire, a study in psychology and a commentary on human endeavor" (jacket). . First US printing. Hardcover.

$95.00

TO ASMARA (inscribed)

By KENEALLY, Thomas

Toronto: Lester and Orpen, Dennys, 1989. Cloth and boards. Fine in very nearly fine jacket (nick and very soft creasing to upper margin of rear panel). Inscribed by the author "To Norman, Best wishes, Tom Keneally, 1989". A novel of the war between Eritrea and Ethiopia, published in the UK in 1989 as TOWARDS ASMARA. . Inscribed by Author. First Canadian issue. Hardcover.

$29.95

UNENDING WAYS

By FALLAW, Lance, 1876-1958

Melbourne, Australia: Edward A. Vidler, 1926. Blue cloth and marbled boards, 61, [3]. Spine lightly darkened; boards have shelf wear to edges; foxing to endpapers and to text early and late; two newspaper clippings about the author's wedding pasted in at front; bookplate of Rev. William Barnett Cooper, General Secretary to the Canadian Bible Society, inside front cover; yellowing to page edges; else a good, tight copy, text clean and unworn. Signed by the author on the title page. A collection of verse, some concerning WWI. Fallaw was editor of the Geelong "Advertiser" and a Rotarian when he wed. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.. First printing. Hardcover.

$25.00

IN THE MUSGRAVE RANGES. Illustrated by Fred. Leist, R.O.I.
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IN THE MUSGRAVE RANGES. Illustrated by Fred. Leist, R.O.I.

By BUSHMAN, Jim (pseud. of Conrad Harvey Sayce)

London: Blackie, no date Octavo, blue-grey pictorial cloth stamped in black and white. pp 284 + 2 (of 6) plates. Only the two plates at pp 56 and 82 are present. Spine lightly darkened; mild cover rubbing; yellowing to page edges; tidy ink owner name at front; musty odour; generally VG otherwise. An adventure story for boys, driving cattle from Central Australia to Oodnadatta in South Australia. Muir 6598. M&M p. 420.. Hardcover.

$15.00

FULL CYCLE and other stories (proof copy)

By HADOW, Lyndall, 1903-76

London: Collins, 1969. Advance uncorrected proof in red paper covers with printed cover label. A little leaned, spine hand lettered, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. First bookof this Western Australia journalist, sister of writer Donald R. Stuart. The Lyndall Hadow Short Story Award was established in her memory. 22 stories set mostly in Western Australia. Scarce in this advance format. . First printing. Softcover.

$45.00

A GATHERING OF EAGLES

By LINDALL, Edward

London: Collins, 1970. Octavo, 190 pp, light brown boards. Jacket has a bit of wear to spine ends and outer corners, soft creases, VG otherwise, flap price intact. A thriller / adventure novel set in the deserts of North Western Australia.. First Edition. Hardcover.

$14.95

COUSIN FROM FIJI

By LINDSAY, Norman

New York: Random House, 1946. Octavo, blue cloth. 286 pp. Tan spots to upper corner of front free endpaper, yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has very light yellowing to rear panel and white spine lettering, short tear to front panel, VG+, flap price intact.. First American edition. Hardcover.

$25.00

A DIFFICULT YOUNG MAN

By BOYD, Martin

London: Cresset Press, 1955. Secondary binding of tan linen grain boards lettered in black Page edges lightly yellowed, small crease at foot of spine, else fine. Dust jacket has light spine yellowing; minor rubbing; VG+, flap price intact. Second novel the Langton tetraology. This group of novels was his greatest achievement.. First UK edition. Hardcover.

$50.00

ROOMS AND HOUSES: an autobiographical novel

By LINDSAY, Norman

Sydney: Ure Smith, 1968. Octavo, 318 pp, decorated endpapers, maroon boards. Near fine. Unclipped jacket has two short edgetears, light edgewear, VG. "Portrait of the artist as a young man...an autobiographical novel.". First printing. Hardcover.

$18.95

THE MEMSAHIB

By MATHER, Berkely

London: Collins, 1977. Blue boards. Book a bit leaned; private owner's rubber stamp and 1977 ink name on front free endpaper, VG otherwise. Price-clippd dust jacket has nicks to spine tips, loose fit at front flap, tape stains to interior, VG otherwise. A novel set in India before WWII, by this Australia-born author.. First UK printing. Hardcover. Octavo..

$14.95

THE KIDNAPPED PRESIDENT. Illustrations by Stanley L. Wood

By BOOTHBY, Guy

London: Ward, Lock, 1902. Octavo, dark blue bevel edges cloth gilt lettered, decorated in red. p 308, (12, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard and three other plates. Yellowing to page edges; slight rubbing to joints and foot of spine; light marks to covers; bit of foxing early and late and to pages adjacent to the plates; some flaking to the red stamping; else a very good copy, clean, tight & unworn, no owner names. Loder, Australian Crime Fiction, p. 23. Set in South America. . First edition.. Hardcover.

$60.00

THE INVISIBLE ISLAND: a story of the far north of Queensland

By MacDonald, Alexander

London: Blacke, no date Ca 1920s? reprint (first wasd 1911). Octavo, beige pictorial cloth stamped in red and black. pp 360 + 4 plates. Yellowin and light foxing to page edges; foxing early and late; nicks at head of spine; VG otherwise, binding clean, bright, no rubbed. Boy's adventure novel. Mining, "chinks", treasure in a cave. Muir 4467.. Hardcover. Illus. by Charles M. Sheldon.

$29.95

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