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A Ballad of Buccaneering: An Appreciation of the Circumstances Which Influenced the Production of Sir Lionel Lindsay's first Six Etchings, Accompanied by Six of the Artist's Poems from the Same Period.
Littlewood, Robert C.; Lindsay, Peter.
ISBN: 0959638520
Jester Press Melbourne 1980 
  Hardback small quarto, quarter-bound (cloth cover, leather spine), very good plus condition, black & white etchings, autograph (author's written name). Unnum 28 pp. Text by Robert Littlewood, etchings & poems by Peter Lindsay. Copies 11 to 100 were bound by W. Flattely and Sons, Carlton in one quarter Morocco with matching cloth, endpapers and headbands. The poems featured in this book were first published in "The Outpost" newspaper between 28 April and 1 December 1900. They have been printed as they originally appeared, without alteration to spelling or punctuation. (Copy no 25 of a scarce limited edition of 100 autographed copies). . 
Price: $150.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28578  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties.
Lindsay, Raymond; Arnold, John (editor).
Jester Press Melbourne 1983 
  Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good condition, tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, autograph (publisher's written name), copy 1. 60 pp. (Out of series copy of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Letterpress, bound into stiff overlapping covers with thin red card wraps. Introductory essay by John Arnold. This presentation copy is annotated: "For Stuart Sayers, with best wishes from the publisher, Robert Littlewood, 12.11.88, one year late !". (1 of 3 available copies.). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13395  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties.
Lindsay, Raymond; Arnold, John (editor).
Jester Press Melbourne 1983 
  Hardback large quarto, very good condition, maroon cloth cover (gilt lettering, in matching slipcase), tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, minimal fading spine, minimal foxing top edge, minor edgewear, autograph (editor's written name). 60 pp. (No 2 of a collectors hardback limited edition of 100 copies in slipcase.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Introductory essay by John Arnold. Printed on goatskin parchment, and case bound by Nick Doslov of Renaissance Bookbinding, Melbourne, in full buckram cloth with matching slipcase. 
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16877  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties.
Lindsay, Raymond; Arnold, John (editor).
Jester Press Melbourne 1983 
  Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, autograph (publisher's written name), copy 2. 60 pp. (No 940 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Letterpress, bound into stiff overlapping covers with thin red card wraps. Introductory essay by John Arnold. Autograph of the publisher, Robert Littlewood. (1 of 3 available copies.). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 13395A  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Long and Winding Road: Xavier Herbert's Literary Journey.
Monahan, Sean.
University of Western Australia Press (UWAP) Perth, Crawley 2003 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, inside covers faintly toned, minor edgewear. 322 pp. This engaging, accessible book makes a substantial and original contribution to an understanding of Xavier Herbert's fiction, while at the same time telling the human story of a writer's rocky road to creating a masterpiece. The book is part literary criticism, part literary detective story to reveal the true story about the noted Queensland writer. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26876  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Sea Change: Australian Writing and Photography.
Shoemaker, Adam (editor).
ISBN: 0958599602
Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) Sydney 1998 
  Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, corner tips front cover lightly scuffed, minor edgewear. 247 pp. This unique collection looks at the sea change in Australian life today. In this especially-commissioned anthology, 25 of Australia's finest writers and photographers take up the challenge of exploring the transformation that took place two years before the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. This unusual anthology counterpoints essays and photographic images, short stories and the cartoons of Matthew Martin. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3440  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Starchamber Quiry: A James Joyce Centennial Volume 1882 - 1982.
Epstein, E. L. (editor); Joyce, James.
ISBN: 0416315607
Methuen New York 1982 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, corner tips few pages little worn, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, light foxing top edge flaps, spine little faded, light stain bottom edge), bottom corners little bumped. 164 pp. This book celebrates the centenary of Joyce's birth, and contains five essays that are cover most aspects of James Joyce's work: by Hugh Kenner, Fritz Senn, E.L. Epstein, Robert Boyle and Clive Hart. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28455  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Touch of Montparnasse: Three Book Shops as Avant Garde Cultural Centres in Victoria: The Book Lovers, the Leonardo and the Book Nook [Bibliographica Historica Australiae].
Clark, Laurel.
ISBN: 0949910511
Mulini Press Canberra 1994 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. 33 pp. This booklet is about three bookshops in Melbourne and Geelong in the early part of this century called the Book Lovers' Library, the Leonardo Art Shop in Melbourne, and the Book Nook in Geelong. Their proprietors Elsie Champion, Gino Nibbi and Henry Tatlock Miller, all made their contributions to the cultural life of the country. This small book records some of their achievements. (No 3 in this series.). 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30119  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Ada Cambridge: Her Life and Work 1844 - 1926.
Tate, Audrey.
ISBN: 0522844103
Melbourne University Press (MUP) Melbourne 1991 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), edges lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (top corners lightly worn), corners little bumped, small stains bottom edge book & jacket. 319 pp. This book is a rich and fascinating story about one of Australia's leading writers in her lifetime. The author writes about the courage and determination that enabled Ada to rise above overwhelming personal tragedies in order to write. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25261  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Adaptation and Appropriation [The New Critical Idiom].
Sanders, Julie.
ISBN: 9780415311724
Routledge London 2007 
  Paperback small trade, very good condition, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. 184 pp. This book clarifies the complex debates around adaptation and appropriation. A much-needed resource for anyone studying literature, film or culture. Some of the concepts are from fields as diverse as musicology and the natural sciences. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29928  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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After Alice: A Hundred Years of Children's Reading in Britain.
Kloet, Christine.
ISBN: 0853657408
Library Association London 1977 
  Paperback small quarto, glossy card covers, very good condition, colour plates (including frontispiece), black & white drawings, minor foxing top edge, few tiny scratches & creases, minor edgewear corners. 63 pp. Accompanies an exhibition (Sept 1977 - Jan 1978) to celebrate the Centenary of the Library Association, jointly organised with the Museum of Childhood Cambridge, at Bethnal Green, London. Selected and catalogued by Christine Kloet. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22047  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Anthony Trollope in Australia.
Muir, Marcie.
Wakefield Press Adelaide 1949 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as usual, jacket little creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication), owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 106 pp. An serious study of Anthony Trollope's two visits to Australia in the 1870s. His son lived in Australia, and he wrote a book about Australia and New Zealand. The sixth publication of the late H. M. Muir's Wakefield Press, printed at The Hassell Press, Adelaide, in Caslon Old Face type, on wove antique book paper during the month of February, 1949. (Victor Crittenden's copy - his written name.). 
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16583  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Aphra Behn: Oroonoko: An Authoritative Text, Historical Backgrounds, Criticism [Norton Critical Edition].
Behn, Aphra; Lipkink, Joanna (editor).
ISBN: 9780393970142
W. W. Norton New York 1997 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, maps, minor edgewear, pencil mark top edge. 272 pp. This Norton Critical Edition contains the best-known and most influential work of English playwright and novelist Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689). It reproduces the original 1688 text, the only text published in her lifetime. The short novel Oroonoko is the tale of an enslaved African prince, notable for its exploration of slavery, race, and gender. The editor has written explanatory annotations and textual notes. A selected bibliography and chronology of Behn's life are included. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27745  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Argentine Anthology.
De Ferdkin, S. W. (editor); Guiraldes, Alberto (illustrator).
Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press (OUP) London 1948 
  Paperback small, dustjacket, card covers, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (closed edge tears, edges little chipped, lightly marked, reverse side lightly toned, slight loss top spine), top edge lightly foxed, tiny mark front flyleaf, edges & pages lightly toned, bookshop sticker. 91 pp. This little book is an anthology of writings in English about Argentina, including folklore, portraits, essays, fables and sketches. The introduction and the preface are written in Spanish by the editor. (bookshop sticker from Mitchell's English Book Store, Buenos Aires.). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16090  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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As They Saw Him: Charles Dickens.
Hardwick, Mollie; Hardwick, Michael.
George G. Harrap London 1970 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, minimal EX-LIBRARY, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, frontispiece, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, few small edge tears, flap corners clipped), light foxing edges. 192 pp. This fascinating anthology reveals Charles Dickens the man as remembered by friends and family. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24628  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Aspects of the Dying Process.
Wilding, Michael.
ISBN: 0702207624
University of Queensland Press Brisbane, St Lucia 1972 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover & few pages little creased, tiny tear top rear cover near spine, small mark front cover, minor edgewear. 116 pp. Modern Australian short stories. They approach shared themes, shared settings, and sometimes shared characters from different angles. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24889  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australian Literature 1864 [Bibliographica Historica Australiae].
Walker, William.
ISBN: 0949910589
Mulini Press Canberra 1996 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, minor edgewear. 32 pp. This booklet is the first study of Australian literature, originally published in 1864. It looks at writers of Australia‚Äôs early colonial period. In particular, the poets Harpur and Kendall are treated as important poets. (No 4 in this series.). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30090  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bapo.
Jose, Nicholas.
ISBN: 9781922146632
Giramondo Publishing Company Sydney, Artarmon 2014 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 231 pp. Short stories that look at Australia's relationship to China or have a little of China in the stories. Other stories look at the qualities of memory, resilience, play and adventure. The characters are artists, diplomats, entrepreneurs, immigrants, and families at the crossroads. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28120  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Barbara Baynton [Portable Australian Authors].
Krimmer, Sally (editor); Lawson, Alan (editor).
ISBN: 0702213772
University of Queensland Press Brisbane, St Lucia 1980 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece, tiny dent front cover jacket (minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side, rear cover lightly rubbed), small mark bottom edge, edges lightly foxed. 340 pp. This comprehensive book presents Barbara Bayton's revised text of the stories from her collection "Bush Studies", together with three later stories and the full text of her novel "Human Toll" - reprinted for the first time. Included are previously uncollected poems and articles as well as an interview. This wide-ranging biographical and critical introduction reveals interesting new information about Bayton, whose life began in the bush as the daughter of a carpenter, and ended in fashionable London society. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26860  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Best of Friends: The First Thirty Years of the Friendly Street Poets.
Evans, Steve (editor); Deller-Evans, Kate (editor).
ISBN: 9781862547933
Wakefield Press / Friendly Street Poets Incorporated Adelaide, Kent Town 2008 
  Paperback trade, good condition, black & white photos, corner tips front cover lightly creased, small stain bottom edge. 165 pp. Friendly Street Poets have held more than 300 readings and published more than 70 books. This book tells the whole story, and includes a wonderful selection of poems from the annual anthologies that shows just why Friendly Street has been such an enduring and important force in Australian poetry. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23478  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Beyond the Black Stump of My Pencil.
Lindsay, Hilarie (editor); Paddison, Jean (foreword).
ISBN: 0909497702
Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) Sydney 1993 
  Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny dent fore-edge front cover & few pages, few light dents & scratches covers. 147 pp. This book is an anthology of prose and verse, written by members of the Isolated Writers Regional of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26036  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Birthday Letters.
Hughes, Ted.
ISBN: 0571194729
Faber & Faber London 1998 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, top corner rear jacket little rubbed (minor edgewear), top corners covers little bumped. 197 pp. These letters are addressed, with two exceptions, to Sylvia Plath, the American poet to whom he had been married. They were written over a period of more than 25 years, the first a few years after her suicide in 1963. Many books have discussed the subject from a necessary distance, but this is the first time that Ted Hughes has given his personal account. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29733  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blown to Blazes and Other Works of J. B. Blair.
Blair, J. B. (Jim); Blair, David (editor).
ISBN: 9780980399714
David Blair Sydney 2007 
  Paperback large quarto, as new condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, autograph (editor's written name), copy 1. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 317 pp. (Unstated limited edition, about 300 copies.) An anthology of 57 short stories and essays, and five shorter pieces, by J.B. (Jim) Blair, originally published in the 1930s to 1950s, mostly in the "The Bulletin" magazine (Sydney), at which Blair was an columnist. Humour abounds amid themes that include science fiction, human nature in action, adventures of the Noyse family, whimsical ideas for making the fame or fortune of the characters, and many more. The one hundred illustrations are the original artwork by acclaimed illustrators. Includes a biography of Jim and other commentary. Included are comments relating Noyse family events to real Blair family events, a biography of Phyllis Blair, a story and an article written by her, a general introduction to the stories, explanatory comments, a description of Jim's books and a list of the works of Jim and Phyllis. Among the many themes, titles and characters are: an invention that brings back voices from the past, a new twist on cheating in horse-racing, Blown to Blazes (a forerunner to the age of artificial satellites), The Strip Stroll (Sydney's Lord Mayor is persuaded to stroll naked from Central to the Quay.), The Lost Tram, a hilarious game of cricket, and Dreamy Bentwhistle, who forgets everything. And there are a few stories on the serious side of life. The original illustrators include Unk White, John Frith, Norman Hetherington and Percy Lindsay. Collected and edited by his son David Blair. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15541  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blown to Blazes and Other Works of J. B. Blair.
Blair, J. B. (Jim); Blair, David (editor).
ISBN: 9780980399714
David Blair Sydney 2007 
  Paperback large quarto, as new condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, autograph (editor's written name), copy 2. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 317 pp. (Unstated limited edition, about 300 copies.) An anthology of 57 short stories and essays, and five shorter pieces, by J.B. (Jim) Blair, originally published in the 1930s to 1950s, mostly in the "The Bulletin" magazine (Sydney), at which Blair was an columnist. Humour abounds amid themes that include science fiction, human nature in action, adventures of the Noyse family, whimsical ideas for making the fame or fortune of the characters, and many more. The one hundred illustrations are the original artwork by acclaimed illustrators. Includes a biography of Jim and other commentary. Included are comments relating Noyse family events to real Blair family events, a biography of Phyllis Blair, a story and an article written by her, a general introduction to the stories, explanatory comments, a description of Jim's books and a list of the works of Jim and Phyllis. Among the many themes, titles and characters are: an invention that brings back voices from the past, a new twist on cheating in horse-racing, Blown to Blazes (a forerunner to the age of artificial satellites), The Strip Stroll (Sydney's Lord Mayor is persuaded to stroll naked from Central to the Quay.), The Lost Tram, a hilarious game of cricket, and Dreamy Bentwhistle, who forgets everything. And there are a few stories on the serious side of life. The original illustrators include Unk White, John Frith, Norman Hetherington and Percy Lindsay. Collected and edited by his son David Blair. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15541A  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Book Society.
Watson, Graham.
ISBN: 0233971602
Andre Deutsch London 1980 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing edges, faint foxing top edge reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), owner's written name & address. 164 pp. The author writes about his life as a literary agent. He joined Curtis Brown (the doyen of literary agents) in 1947, and later became head of the firm. In this delightful memoir, he tells stories about John Steinbeck, Victor Gollancz, Richard Gordon and a host of other members of the literary high life. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23543  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Central Mischief: Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself.
Jolley, Elizabeth; Lurie, Caroline (editor).
ISBN: 0140166882
Penguin Books Melbourne 1993 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, inside covers toned, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 190 pp. This book is a collection of Elizabeth Jolley's articles, speeches and essays compiled by her literary agent Caroline Lurie. Like her fiction, this book is amusing, penetrating and refreshingly honest and gives an insight into Elizabeth Jolley as a person. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24841  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Chaucer Reads "The Divine Comedy".
Taylor, Karla.
ISBN: 0804715440
Stanford University Press Stanford, CA 1989 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. 292 pp. It has long been known that English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (author of The Canterbury Tales) was influenced by the Italian poet Dante (author of The Divine Comedy). Demonstrates that Chaucer's reaction to The Divine Comedy shaped the most fundamental aspects of his poetic art, particularly narrative authentication (credibility of his fictional worlds). SALE PRICE. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14261  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Chinese Journey.
Hasluck, Nicholas; Koch, C. J.
ISBN: 0909144990
Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP) Perth, Fremantle 1985 
  Paperback large oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), card covers, black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket, faint foxing last page. 51 pp. A vivid impressionistic journey into contemporary China by two of Australia's foremost writers. They explore the land using broad-ranging prose and poems to describe the history and magic that is China. The artistic drawings bring this beautiful book to life. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24351  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Christina Stead: Selected Fiction and Nonfiction [UQP Australian Authors].
Geering, R. G. (editor); Segerberg, A. (editor).
ISBN: 0702225207
University of Queensland Press (UQP) Brisbane, St Lucia 1994 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corners covers little creased, front cover little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, faint remainder mark bottom edge. 281 pp. This cross-section of Christina Stead's work, both published and unpublished, displays the range of her writing as well as her political and social views. Material not available before in book form includes extracts from interviews, and the draft of a rare public talk on "The Uses of the Many-charactered Novel". 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30100  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Christopher Brennan: Some Recollections.
Pennington, Richard; Wilkes, G. A. Professor (foreword).
ISBN: 0207953228
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1970 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed, tiny scuff front cover). 54 pp. This book is a rare and moving picture of the Irish-Australian poet in his fallen majesty. Hitherto unpublished letters to and from Brennan, and to and from the Brennan Committee, are included. The jacket is from an etching by Lionel Lindsay. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26784  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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