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Australian Poetry Books & Ephemera


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    AUD $25.00

    Soft Riots Paperback Poets 10 by Tipping, Richard

    Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 1972. 1st paperback . paperback. Good-Very Good. 12mo. cover photo Scott Hicks 1st paperback edition of Richard Tipping's first collection of poems, being No. 10 in the Paperback Poets series from the University of Queensland Press; tape stains to reverse sides of covers front and rear, and to first and last blank pages, o.w. Very Good throughout; wraps lightly rubbed.


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    AUD $22.00

    The New Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam Re-Incarnated Signed by the author by Perdue, Ame

    Melbourne: Eureka Publishing, no date (1944?). 3rd Edition Signed by the Author. paperback. Very Good. 12mo. 3rd Edition of Ame Perdue's modern Rubaiyat, flat-signed by Perdue to front endpaper; the poem begins as the narrator passes from this life and is re-incarnated as a new Omar Khayyam, from which point he composes the new Rubaiyat; no publishing date, Trove dates this edition 1944; illustrated leather-grain wraps with yapp edges; Very Good tight clean copy with only the lightest edgewear to wraps.


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    AUD $44.00

    A Counterfeit Silence selected poems 1st Edition by Stow, Randolph

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1969. 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good in G-VG dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. 1st Edition of Randolph Stow's selected poems, covering the period from 1954-1966; poems from Act One, Outrider, and Stations; some wear to edges of boards, former owner's name-label to front endpaper, o.w. Very Good throughout; dustwrapper edgeworn and lightly rubbed, o.w. Good-Very Good.


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    AUD $28.00

    Songs of the Open Air by Murdoch, Nina

    Sydney: William Brooks , 1915. 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good/no dustwrapper. 12mo. 1st Edition of Nina Murdoch's first book; Murdoch worked variously as a teacher, and journalist, and was part of the Bulletin literary circle in the early decades of the 20th Century; green cloth boards with gilt titling to front, illustrated endpapers; minor foxing to endpapers, very occasional minor foxing in text, o.w. Very Good throughout; minor worn patches to boards.


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    AUD $22.00

    The Wandering Islands by Hope, A.D

    Sydney: Edwards & Shaw, 1956. 2nd impression. hardbound. Very Good in chipped & rubbed dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. large 8vo. 2nd impression of AD Hope's first collection; small bookshop label to front pastedown, former owner's name and small worn spot to front endpaper, very mild tanning to edges of some pages, o.w. Very Good throughout; dustwrapper edgeworn and lightly rubbed, small worn spot to front panel, o.w. Good.


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    AUD $38.00

    Tales of Skin and Division by Eather, Michael

    Brisbane: Published by the author, 1997. 1st Edition. paperback. Very Good . tall 12mo (24 x 11cm). Collection of poems by Michael Eather, who has also pursued a career as a painter, and director of Brisbane's Fire-Works Gallery; VG tight and clean throughout, wraps very lightly rubbed.


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    AUD $35.00

    The Sea-Cucumber Paperback Poets Second Series 15 Hardback Edition with dustwrapper by Johnston, Martin

    Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 1978. 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good in rubbed dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 12mo. Scarce hardbound edition, being No. 15 in the UQ Paperback Poets second series; a collected poems of Martin Johnston containing new work, and six poems from Shadowmass (1971); UQP put out the Paperback Poets series in both hardback (which they called Library Editions) and paperback editions, the former being the harder to find; some stains and minor worn patches to spine, o.w. Very Good and clean throughout; dustwrapper rubbed and scuffed


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    $35.00

    Beyond Poetry by Adamson, Cheryl and Chris Edwards

    Brooklyn & Caringbah, NSW: Beyond Poetry, [1974]. Single large sheet folded twice to make a booklet of six panels. 10 x 5-3/8 inches (folded dimensions). The first in a series of free publications. Poems by John Millett, Mark McGuire, Max Williams, Cheryl Adamson. Slight soiling to top edge of front panel, otherwise Near Fine.


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    AUD $30.00

    Wild Honey Paperback Poets Second Series 2 Hardbound edition with dustwrapper by Kavanagh, Paul

    Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 1974. 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 12mo. Heather McCallum cover design Collection of poems by Paul Kavanagh, being the University of Queensland Press Paperback Poets Second Series 2; the scarce hardbound edition - despite the series being named the 'Paperback Poets', the volumes were also published in more durable hardbound editiions, which they referred to as the 'library editions'; very minor tanning to endpapers, o.w. Very Good and clean throughout; dustwrapper lightly sunned to spine, o.w. VG.


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    AUD $20.00

    New Devil New Parish Paperback Poets Second Series 14 Hardback Edition with dustwrapper by Wearne, Alan

    Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 1976. 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 12mo. cover design Ted Poulter Scarce hardbound edition of this collection of poems by Melbourne poet Alan Wearne, being No. 14 in the Paperback Poets Second Series; UQP put out the Paperback Poets series in both hardback (which they called Library Editions) and paperback editions, the former being the harder to find; this copy VG tight and clean in VG dustwrapper.


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    AUD $28.00

    A Book of Queensland Verse Signed by Queensland poet Jack Mathieu 1st hardback edition by Stable, J.J.; Kirwood, A.E.M. (chosen by)

    Brisbane: The Queensland Book Depot, 1924. 1st Edition. hardbound. Good in poor boards/no dustwrapper. 12mo. Scarce 1st hardbound edition of this collection of verse by Queensland poets, Signed and with gift-inscription by Queensland Poet Jack Mathieu, whose poem She Oaks is included in the collection; Mathieu's inscription reads ""With a contributor's compliments Jack Mathieu 9-9-24""; poems by Mary Hannay Foott, GE Evans, Carina Thorne, Arthur Bayldon, Emily Hemans Bulcock, E. Congeau, Zora Cross, James Delaney, Jack Mathieu, Lydia O'Neil, John Laskey Woolcock, and others; the former owner has hand-written three poems in blue ink to rear of text; heavy tanning to endpapers, prelims, and text block and edges of pages throughout; former owner's name to prelims, o.w. Good; boards heavily worn to front, rear and spine.


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    AUD $28.00

    Paris-Canberra 1982 poeme Bi-lingual English-French edition Collection ICI Aussie creee et dirigee par Jean-Paul Delamotte by Rowland, J. R.; Delamotte, Jean-Paul (translator)

    Paris: La Petite Maison, 1989. 1st thus. paperback. Very Good tight clean copy. 12mo. Scarce bilingual edition of this single poem by J.R. Rowland, with original English and French translation on facing pages (translated into French by Jean-Paul Delamotte); a volume in Collection Ici Aussie, a series of Australian poets published in France, edited by Jean-Paul Delamotte; limited to 500 copies, this copy unnumbered.


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    AUD $45.00

    (The) Final Taxi Review #1 by Kelen, Stephen (ed)

    Sydney: Glandular Press, 1981. 1st Edition. paperback. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. dustwrapper designed by Drunk Persons with cover photo by Stephen Kelen Very scarce anthology of Australian poetry, edited and published by Stephen Kelen at Glandular Press (which published Luke Davies' first book Four Plots for Magnets in the following year); poems by Ken Bolton, Stephen Kelen, Laurie Duggan, Kate Lilley, Luke Davies (Commercial Poem I, and Walking Invisible I [here untitled] both of which appear in Four Plots), Pamela Brown, Les Wicks, Rae Desmond Jones, II.O., Anna Couani, and others; great dustwrapper, designed by Drunk Persons; original price to front flap.


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    AUD $25.00

    Beyond The Subdivisions Signed 1st Edition by Dawe, Bruce

    Melbourne: F.W. Cheshire, 1969. Signed 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. Signed First Edition of Bruce Dawe's fourth book of poems - flat-signed by Dawe to frond endpaper; minor foxed spots, to prelims, o.w. Very Good and clean throughout; short closed tear top edge of dustwrapper, o.w. Very Good.


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    AUD $55.00

    Totem Totem Poem plus 40 Love Poems by Davies, Luke

    Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2004. 1st Edition. paperback. Very Good. 8vo. Scarce collection of poems by Luke Davies; 1st edition, 1st printing (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1)


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    AUD $20.00

    The Stopped Landscape and other poems Signed 1st Edition by Riddell, Alan

    London: Hutchinson, 1968. Signed 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. Signed first edition of Alan Riddell's first book of poems (he had previously published two pamphlets) - Signed/dated and with gift-inscription to half-title page; Very Good throughout; Dustwrapper lightly rubbed, o.w. Very Good.


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    AUD $35.00

    Creekwater Journal Paperback Poets Second Series 3 Hardback Edition with dustwrapper by Gray, Robert

    Brisbane: University of Queensland Press, 1974. 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 12mo. Scarce hardbound edition, being No. 3 in UQ's Paperback Poets Second Series; Robert Gray's second collection of poems; UQP put out the Paperback Poets series in both hardback (which they called Library Editions) and paperback editions, the former being the harder to find; minor shelfwear to boards, o.w. Very Good and clean throughout in Very Good dustwrapper (minor stain to lower front panel and spine).


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    AUD $28.00

    Selected Verse enlarged edition by Gilmore, Mary

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1969. Enlarged Edition. hardbound. Very Good in chipped & rubbed dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. sm 8vo. 1969 Enlarged edition of Mary Gilmore's Selected Verse, including 24 poems not included in the 1948 edition; poems from The Passionate Heart, The Wild Swan, Under the Wilgas, Battlefields, The Rue Tree, The Disinherited, Marri'd and Other Verses, The Tilted Cart, and Fourteen Men; foreword by Robert D. Fitzgerald, and including bibliography and notes; minor foxing/tanning to endpapers, top text block foxed, minor stains to fore-edge, o.w. Very Good throughout; dustwrapper rubbed/scuffed, closed tears lower front and head of spine, price clipped.


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    AUD $10.00

    Australia's Greatest Folk Hero by Crawford, King

    Melbourne Melbourne: Crawford & Crawford. 1993. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition - Card Covers. Spine a little faded. Black & white illustrations by the author. 168 pages . 1st Edition. Softcover.


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    AUD $195.00

    Four Plots For Magnets 1st Edition by Davies, Luke

    Sydney: Glandular Press, 1982. 1st Edition. paperback. Very Good in lightly rubbed wraps. 8vo. 1st Edition of Luke Davies' legendary first book, published by S.K. Kelen's Glandular Press in 1982 in an edition of only 300 copies; a slender volume of 13 poems, a very scarce, very desirable title; recently re-published by Pitt Street Poetry, who describe this first edition as ""one of the rarest and most collectable poetry artefacts of the early eighties""; very minor creases to corners of some pages, o.w. Very Good throughout; wraps lightly rubbed, minor foxing, mild creases.


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    AUD $38.00

    Scents of Flying Paintings and Poems Signed by Maki Horanai and Hillel Weintraub by Horanai, Maki; Weintraub, Hillel

    Tamborine Mountain: Mountain Dreams Press, 2010. Signed 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good/no dustwrapper. 8vo. colour illustrations Collection of paintings and haiku by the poet/painter team Maki Horanai and Hillel Weintraub; printed on handmade paper at the Mountain Dreams Press; colour images from paintings by Horanai with haiku by Weintraub; Signed by both to front pastedown.


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    AUD $28.00

    Apocalypse in Springtime and other poems 1st Edition by Banning, Lex

    Sydney: Edwards and Shaw, 1956. 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good in chipped & rubbed dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. 1st Edition of Lex Banning's third collection; quite a scarce title; former owner's name to front endpaper, medium-heavy tanning to endpapers, mild tanning to some pages, o.w. Very Good throughout; dustwrapper edgeworn and rubbed, some wear along spine, one or two minor stains to front panel.


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    AUD $20.00

    The Oxford Book of Australian Light Verse by Brissenden, R.F. & Grundy, Philip [Selected by]

    Melbourne: Oxford University Press. 1991. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. DJ a little sunned at edges and spine. 171 pages . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    AUD $25.00

    Poems New & Old by Grano, Paul L

    Melbourne: Georgian House, 1945. Signed 1st Edition. hardbound. Very Good in G-VG dustwrapper/Dustwrapper. 8vo. Signed 1st Edition of this collection of poems by Paul Grano, being a volume in the Georgian House Poets series; Signed and with gift-inscription by Grano to front endpaper ""To Rev. Fr. Lyons as a Token of wishes PL Grano 6/12/45; minor tanning to endpapers, o.w. Very Good throughout; dustwrapper tanned around edges, and along spine, o.w. Very Good.


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    Friendly Street New Poets 19 . The meteorology of enjambment; Soundings; Eye Print by Greenhalgh, Bruce; Aitken, Geoffrey; Vouis, Maria. Edited byEdie Eicas

    Norwood, SA: Friendly Street Poets. 2018. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. MINT - a NEW copy. Card covers. Signed by Bruce Greenhalgh. Introduction by Nigel Ford. 87 pages The work of the three winners of the Friendly Street Poets, New Poets competition. The blurb on the back is written by Thom Sullivan the judge of the competition and provides an insight as to what made these poets the winners. . New. 1st Edition. Softcover.


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