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1. Aldridge, Alan; Willock, Harry (with) & Walker, Ted (poems) (1980). The Lion's Cavalcade. London: Jonathan Cape. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial covers, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, edge last page little foxed, boards little rubbed, spine ends slightly bumped. A children's picture book of verses with large colourful illustrations. The very intricate drawings will keep most children very busy for some time. Based on "The Lion's Masquerade and Elephant's Champetre", by A Lady (1808), a sequel to "The Peacock at Home". ISBN: 0224017012. Our Book No: 28023. $15 AUD.

2. Alexander, Pacita; Perkins, Elizabeth (2004). A Love Affair with Australian Literature: The Story of Tom Inglis Moore (1st ed). Charnwood, ACT: Ginninderra Press. 286 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, family tree, cover & some page corners little creased, minor edgewear, sticker marks rear cover, autograph (written dedication title page). This is the story of Tom Inglis Moore (1901 - 1978), controversial crusader for Australian writers, himself a poet, journalist, academic and scholar. Traces Moore's life and influence from the farming country of Camden south of Sydney, then to England and the United States, and via the Philippines and New Guinea to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. Includes a family tree chart. ISBN: 1740272552. Our Book No: 29379. $20 AUD.

3. Allen, L. H. (1924). Billy-Bubbles: Child Songs (2nd, reissue ed). [Sydney}: [Teacher's College Press]. 40 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket, good plus condition, paper-covered boards (marked), quarter-bound (cloth spine & corners), few pages little creased during manufacture, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, faint owner's written name front cover. Poems by a sometime senior lecturer in English, Teacher's College Sydney, and professor of English at Royal Military College. (Possibly a reprint of the second edition, lacking the title page that has the Teacher's College Press imprint, but retains the second title page, which just states the publication date. A few pages are poorly cut, as the text is not centred on these pages.). Our Book No: 17117. $20 AUD.

4. Anderson, Hugh (1986). The Spinning of a Dream: The Story of John Shaw Neilson (2nd ed). Melbourne, Ascot Vale: Red Rooster Press. 232 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear, rubber stamp title page. (Limited edition, 750 copies.) A biography of one of Australia's greatest lyric poets, originally published in 1972 as "John Shaw Neilson" on the centenary of his death. Rubber stamp of Hugh Anderson, the author - and publisher - of this edition. ISBN: 0908247176. Our Book No: 16548. $15 AUD.

5. Anderson, Hugh (editor) (1970). The Last Letters 1868 - 1870: Adam Lindsay Gordon (1st ed). Melbourne: Hawthorn Books. 75 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edgewear jacket (chipped, slight loss top edge, spine little faded, faint foxing front cover, rear cover little marked, faint foxing reverse side), faint toning endpapers, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. This correspondence between Adam Lindsay Gordon (the noted Australian poet) and John Riddoch of Yallum Park, has not been published before except as heavily edited quotations. They deal with a crucial period in Gordon's life, and they make an important contribution to our knowledge of his character and of the events which led in 1870 to the bald verdict of an inquest 'that Gordon had died on 24 June 1870 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound while of unsound mind'. Their publication was felt to be appropriate in this the centenary year of his death. ISBN: 0725600101. Our Book No: 27294. $10 AUD.

6. Apuleius, Lucius; Graves, Robert (translator) (1950). The Transformations of Lucius: Otherwise Known as The Golden Ass [Penguin Literature Classics]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 298 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear spine ends. One of the true literature classics of Roman literature. A novel full of strange adventures and poetry. Our Book No: 21195. $10 AUD.

7. Aquilina, Jude; Kempf, Franz (illustrator) (2004). On a Moon Spiced Night. Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 82 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white drawings, small crease rear cover near spine, minimal edgewear. Rich poetry by Australian writer that is about everyday life. A second collection of poetry. ISBN: 1862546401. Our Book No: 21856. $10 AUD.

8. Axelsen, Stephen (1986). Eucalyptus Christmas (Reprint ed). Sydney, Lane Cove: Hodder & Stoughton. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor creases covers, minor edgewear. A charming story about Christmas time and how the eucalyptus tree plays a very important part. Drawings by the author. ISBN: 0340401583. Our Book No: 27321. $10 AUD.

9. Barber, Shirley (1997). Shirley Barber's Fairy Book: An Anthology of Verse (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Five Mile Press. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings (some full-page), very minor rubbing top corner front cover, spine ends lightly bumped. The enchanting full-colour sketches by Shirley Barber make this a delightful book for any child or adult. Most of the charming verse has been penned by Shirley herself, but some classic works by poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred Tennyson and William Shakespeare are also included. ISBN: 0867889144. Our Book No: 21959A. $10 AUD.

10. Barclay, John; Barclay, Zach (illustrator) (1999). The Rambling Poet. Sydney, Allambie Heights: John Barclay. 90 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, bottom edge lightly marked, covers lightly foxed, covers little rubbed & scratched, cover corner tips marked (colour pen), autograph (author's written name). This book was written by an Australian teacher with a wide range range of teaching experience. He now presents his poetry readings and performances to both adults and children, visiting service clubs as guest speaker, and schools where students enjoy his unique performing style. ISBN: 0646380753. Our Book No: 27786. $15 AUD.

11. Barrett, Paul (editor); Collison, Kerry B. (editor); Cosgrove, Peter (foreword) (2001). The Happy Warrior: An Anthology of Australian and New Zealand Military Poetry (1st ed). Melbourne, Hartwell: Sid Harta Publishers. 524 pp. Paperback thick octavo, card cover (with flaps), very good condition, minor edgewear, front flap lightly creased. This anthology of poems about the military is by members and ex-members of the Australian Defence Force and others, including some by New Zealanders. They cover the whole of the 20th century, from the Boer War to peacekeeping in East Timor. ISBN: 0957782462. Our Book No: 25851. $18 AUD.

12. Base, Graeme (1988). My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch (Reprint ed) [Picture Puffins]. Melbourne: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. Unnum 44 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour & sepia (brown-coloured) drawings, base last page creased, cover corner tips little creased, minor edgewear. The first children's book (poetry) by the author/artist, who later wrote the prize-winning children's fantasy book "Animalia". ISBN: 0140509410. Our Book No: 3586. $10 AUD.

13. Base, Graeme (2002). My Grandma Lived in Gooligulch. Melbourne: Claremont / Penguin Books. Unnum 44 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page black & white & colour drawings, illustrated endpapers, spine faintly faded. The first children's book (poetry) by the author/artist, who later wrote the prize-winning fantasy book Animalia. The large illustrations will delight any age. ISBN: 0734304501. Our Book No: 3375. $12 AUD.

14. Beaver, Bruce (1961). Under the Bridge: Poems. Sydney: Beaujon Press. 48 pp. Paperback trade, card cover, de-accessioned EX-LIBRARY (large spine label, barcode), fair condition, cover faintly faded & marked, rubber stamp, internally excellent. (No. 114 of a limited edition of 300 copies.) A reading copy of a scarce Australian booklet of poems. Rubber stamp of Anthony Horderns' department store. Our Book No: 13445. $10 AUD.

15. Bennett, Betty T. (editor); Curran, Stuart (editor) (1996). Shelley: Poet Legislator of the World (1st p/b ed). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 310 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few figures, spine lightly faded, minor edgewear. The authors bring together an internationally recognized group of scholars to focus on Percy Bysshe Shelley's conception of the poet's social role and how that conception has changed over time. They examine the ways in which Shelley's thought engages contemporary debates on feminism, class structure, political representation, and human rights, and how it in turn affected radical politics in England. ISBN: 0801851769. Our Book No: 21635. $15 AUD.

16. Bindi-Bindi; Blackstock, Heather (illustrator) (1999). The Book of Australian Nursery Rhyme. Gympie, QLD: Bindi-Bindi Publishing. 56 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, good plus condition, colour drawings, tiny tear top spine, cover corners little bumped. An Australian children's picture book written in verse. The large bright drawings will delight children and adults of all ages. ISBN: 0646363123. Our Book No: 10578. $14 AUD.

17. Brahms, Johannes; Whistler, Robert (translator) (1931). Brahms: 15 Selected Songs - English and German Words: Book Two [Plate: 3083]. London: Alfred Lengnick & Co. 64 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, spine torn & repaired, corners little worn, pages lightly toned. (Copyright date: 1931.) Sheet music from the German composer. Low Voice underlined. Poems that inspired some of the best-loved songs of Brahms, in dual English and German text. The 15 are: Love and the Lilac Flower; Twilight; Nightingale; On the Lake; Swallow From Over the Sea; Constancy; No Longer to Entreat You; Ever Lighter; The Message; To a Violet; Haven (In How Kind a Fashion); Why Go Barefoot, Pretty One; Parting; Serenade; Roses Three. Our Book No: 13882. $18 AUD.

18. Brasch, R. (1991). A Book of Comfort: To Help and Inspire in Troubled Times (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 56 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), decorative colour page edges. A collection of poems and quotations about comfort, by the Sydney rabbi and writer Rudolph Brasch. ISBN: 0207170940. Our Book No: 5138. $10 AUD.

19. Brennan, Christopher; Chisholm, A. R. (editor); Quinn, J. J. (editor) (1965). The Prose of Christopher Brennan. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 461 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), spine jacket toned (edgewear, sticker mark), faint scuff mark front free flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This volume supplements the companion volume of Brennan's verse. Mainly contains his writings on literature criticism and linguistics, in particular the important lectures on Symbolism as well as the "Minuits chez Mallarme". A notable feature is that many of the essays are devoted to classic Greek and Roman writers. Our Book No: 15308. $20 AUD.

20. Breskin Zalben, Jane; Shakespeare, William & Gundersheimer, Werner (foreword) (1987). William Shakespeare: Starlight & Moonshine: Poetry of the Supernatural (1st ed). New York: Orchard Books. 48 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), gilt lettering spine & cover, colour paintings, minor edgewear jacket (tiny tear top spine), minor foxing top edge. Distinguished artist and writer Jane Breskin Zalben has made a sensitive selection of passages from various plays of Shakespeare. Some of the poems are classics that will be familiar to readers; others will be delightful discoveries. Ms Zalben has created delicate watercolour paintings to accompany and interpret each poem. This is a beautiful book for anyone interested in poems and drama of this fascinating part of history. ISBN: 0531057283. Our Book No: 21569. $12 AUD.

21. Bridson, D. G. (1972). The Quest of Gilgamesh. Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press. 98 pp. Hardback quarto, tissue no jacket (missing), very good condition, marbled board cover (gilt on black lettering on cloth spine), frontispiece drawing, untrimmed edges, corners little bumped, bookplate. (No 88 of a limited edition of 110 copies.) Text first broadcast on the BBC in 1954, with this version broadcast in 1969, produced by D. G. Bridson. Printed on T. H. Saunders cream laid paper and bound by Mansells. Green marbled paper covered boards with grey-coloured cloth spine. Gilt lettering on black plate at top of spine. Black & white frontispiece drawn by artist Michael Ayrton onto the plate and printed by offset lithography by the Stellar Press at Welham Green. (Bookplate of Geoffrey Farmer, private press researcher.). ISBN: 9780902591073. Our Book No: 15633. $200 AUD.

22. Brissenden, R. F. (1980). The Whale in Darkness (1st ed). Canberra: Australian National University Press (ANU Press). 71 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), owner's rubber stamps, minor edgewear jacket, few small edge tears, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). This collection of recent poetry by R. F. Brissenden confirms him as one of the foremost Australian poets of his generation. The poems are strikingly and unmistakably Australian. It is a compelling and haunting collection, put together with an assured and accurate hand. (From the library of Australian actor Barry Humphries - containing his rubber stamp, and a written dedication from R. F. Brissenden.). ISBN: 0708110835. Our Book No: 21982. $10 AUD.

23. Brooke, Rupert (1925). 1914 and Other Poems (32nd impression ed). London: Sidgwick & Jackson. 63 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, black cloth cover (spine label incomplete), good condition, black & white frontispiece portrait (with tissue guard), front free flyleaf removed, spine ends frayed, corners bumped, rough-cut page edges, lightly foxed. Originally published, 1915 (this is a reprint). Our Book No: 13857. $10 AUD.

24. Brooke, Rupert (1944). Twenty Poems by Rupert Brooke (Reprint ed). London: Sidgwick & Jackson. 47 pp. Paperback very small, stitched pamphlet, card cover, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, small edge tear top edge front cover, minimal foxing rear cover. Rupert Brooke's poetry stirred patriotism among the English and inspired optimism in the period before World War 1 (WW1). This wonderful tiny pocket-sized booklet contains his famous poem "The Soldier". Our Book No: 20596. $10 AUD.

25. Brooke, Rupert (1944). Rupert Brooke: The Complete Poems (1st Australian ed). Melbourne: Hicks Smith & Wright. 167 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), frontispiece (black & white portrait), untrimmed (page edges roughly cut), edges toned, pages lightly toned, jacket spine faded, few tiny edge tears, lightly toned, small loss spine ends), shop stamp inside rear cover, written name & date 1946 flyleaf. Rupert Brooke's poetry stirred patriotism among the English and inspired optimism in the period before World War 1 (WW1). Contains a new portrait and a facsimile of the manuscript of his famous poem "The Soldier". Our Book No: 28192. $20 AUD.

26. Brooks, David (2005). Walking to Point Clear: Poems 1983 - 2002 (1st ed). Blackheath, NSW: Brandl & Schlesinger. 79 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. His long-awaited second collection, gathers together some of his best poems from the last two decades. He writes spare, existential lyrics about the coastal rainforest of southern NSW, that have earned him a unique place in the landscape of Australian poetry. ISBN: 1876040521. Our Book No: 20714. $10 AUD.

27. Bruce, Dawn (2005). Tangible Shadows. Charnwood, ACT: Ginninderra Press. 85 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, slight crease front cover, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). This is a collection of thought-provoking poems to encourage readers to use their imagination. From the humble abandoned shopping trolley to thinking about the trauma of dying in a submarine, there is a poem to suit most day-to-day events. ISBN: 1740273311. Our Book No: 28202. $20 AUD.

28. Caddy, Eileen (1987). Foundations of Findhorn (Reprint ed). Moray, Scotland: Findhorn Press. 154 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, corner tip lightly creased single page, minor edgewear. Self-help messages, in the form of poetry, from the co-founder of the Findhorn spiritual community, Scotland. ISBN: 0905249291. Our Book No: 23235. $10 AUD.

29. Caesar, Max (1984). How the Sailor Rode the Brumby. Sydney: Collins. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, some minor scuffing. A traditional Australian ballad, here retold as a delightful illustrated children's picture story, and illustrated by Max Caesar. A sailor decides to become a stockman. His hilarious first ride on a horse, which he compares to a ride on a boat. ISBN: 000184315X. Our Book No: 13777. $23 AUD.

30. Caldecott, Randolph (1988). Come Lasses and Lads (Reissue ed) [Randolph Caldecott Series]. Poole, Dorset: New Orchard Editions. 22 pp. Hardback oblong, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour & black & white drawings, faint foxing pastedowns. A delightful picture and verse book suitable for all ages, originally published in 1884 (written & illustrated by Caldecott). This new presentation re-creates the original book to charm a new, young audience. ISBN: 1850791104. Our Book No: 22146. $10 AUD.

31. Cambridge, Ada; Barton, Patricia (notes) (1988). Unspoken Thoughts (Reissue ed) [Occasional Paper]. Canberra, Campbell: English Department, Australian Defence Force Academy, University of New South Wales. 184 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, loose-leaf errata sheet. This book was originally published anonymously in 1887 by the novelist and serial writer for Australian newspapers. This re-publication, together with a brief contextual history, will stimulate fresh interest in Cambridge's poetry and its relation to Australian literary history and women's writing. ISBN: 0731700481. Our Book No: 22683. $25 AUD.

32. Cameron, Rod (1993). Alcheringa: The Australian Experience of the Sacred. Sydney, Homebush: St Pauls. 135 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, drawings, autograph (author's written dedication). Poetry about Aboriginal Dreamtime (Alcheringa), by Catholic scholar. ISBN: 1875570128. Our Book No: 9162. $13 AUD.

33. Campbell, David (1980). The Man in the Honeysuckle (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 80 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, little rubbing & scratches front cover, minor edgewear. These poems express the poet's love of life, and his sense of humour. This Australian poet received the Henry Lawson Australian Arts Award in 1970 and the Patrick White Literary Award in 1975. ISBN: 0207141533. Our Book No: 21928. $10 AUD.

34. Campbell, David; Peel, John; Egan, Jack (selected by) (2009). Song for a Wren: Country Poems and Images. Blackheath, NSW: WriteLight Pty Ltd. 103 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, autograph (photographer's written name title page). In 1986, author Jack Egan and photographer John Peel collaborated on a book of David Campbell's country poems - but never published. Peel has now assembled some of the originally selected poems and photographs, and added more photographs that evoke Campbell's haunting poetry. Campbell (1915 - 1979) was a decorated RAAF pilot during WW2, before taking over Wells Station, his family's pastoral property north of Canberra. He has written 11 books of poetry, and had a considerable following via The Bulletin magazine. ISBN: 9780980687804. Our Book No: 14009. $80 AUD.

35. Capp, Fiona (2010). My Blood's Country (A Journey Through the Landscapes that Inspired Judith Wright's Poetry). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 217 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white & colour photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The author follows in Judith Wright's footsteps through the high tableland of New England, the rainforests of Queensland and the austere bushland outside Canberra, uncovering the land out of which her poetry sprang. ISBN: 9781741754872. Our Book No: 26917. $20 AUD.

36. Carus Wilson, Rev. W. (1835). The Children's Friend (3 Volumes). London: Kirkby Lonsdale / Printed and Sold by A. Foster. 288 + 288 + 288 pp. Each volume: Hardback small, good plus condition, contemporary quarter-bound dark brown leather (spine & corners), marbled boards, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, corners covers lightly rubbed, minor rubbing spine, minor foxing few pages, spine ends little rubbed, few marks endpapers, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Three volumes: For the Year 1835 Volume XII (Volume 12), nos. 133 to 144, January to December; For the Year 1836 Volume XIII (Volume 13), nos. 145 to 156, January to December; For the Year 1837 Volume XIV (Volume 14), nos. 157 to 168, January to December. These wonderful little books have uplifting tales for children. The tales are set in the Regency period and are one of the earliest children's books with stories and poems to keep young minds active. The charming woodcuts help to tell many of the stories. Our Book No: 29090. $150 AUD.

37. Chaucer, Geoffrey; Binder, Paul (artist) (1929). Wyf of Bathe. London: Mandrake Press. 44 pp. Hardback large octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), glassine acetate jacket, single-colour drawings, minor foxing spine & edges, pages & endpapers lightly toned as common, two small scuff marks rear endpapers, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1929. Unstated limited edition.) Decorated by Pearl Binder. With 17 illustrations (red & black), printed on Japon vellum paper. Pictorial parchment boards. A private press book of a Chaucer poem. Printed by the short-lived Mandrake Press, which was founded by P. R. Stephensen, the Australian writer, publisher and political activist. A scarce item not often offered for sale. Our Book No: 15657. $160 AUD.

38. Chinmoy, Sri; Tutu, Desmond (foreword) (2010). The Jewels of Happiness: Inspiration and Wisdom to Guide Your Life-Journey. London: Sri Chinmoy Centre / Watkins Publishing. 214 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book contains insightful pieces of prose, practical exercises and uplifting aphorisms and verse. Peace, enthusiasm and love are addressed. The self-contained chapters combine and are very inspiring. Sri Chinmoy passed on in 2007, and his work has been extolled by leaders from many walks of life. ISBN: 9781906787974. Our Book No: 28721. $10 AUD.

39. Claremont, Yasuko (2006). Japanese Prose Poetry [University of Sydney East Asian Series]. Sydney, Broadway: Wild Peony. 163 pp. Paperback wide trade (with flaps), very good condition, covers little scratched, minor edgewear. This book focuses on key Japanese poets and key movements. The topics range from the early romanticism of Hagiwara Sakutaro, to the modernist preoccupation with language as a subject for poetry in its own right. Zen Buddhist philosophy is found in this genre. Many of the poems discussed in this book have not been accessible to English-speaking readers, so the poets have remained unknown. ISBN: 1876957093. Our Book No: 28212. $30 AUD.

40. Clarence, Captain; Payne, Graeme (illustrator) (2003). The Very Cool Cats of Jacamasu. Grafton, NSW: Captain Clarence Enterprises. 54 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, bottom corner tip front cover little worn, minor edgewear. A children's picture book with poems about cats. The large colourful illustrations and humorous poems make this a fun book. Suggested age 4 - 8 years. ISBN: 097503331X. Our Book No: 28632. $18 AUD.

41. Clarke, John (2003). The Even More Complete Book of Australian Verse. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 116 pp. Hardback small square, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), spine ends little rubbed, cover corner tips little rubbed, minor edgewear jacket. The aim of this very funny book of Australian verse is to put on record the amount of imagery and ideas to be found in Australian poetry. A wonderful little book to bring a smile to anyone's face as did the author over the years. ISBN: 187700880X. Our Book No: 29175. $18 AUD.

42. Cogill; Skelly; Dyson, Hal (arranger); Oakland, Will (sung by) (1915). Stick to Your Mother Tom: The Favorite American Ballad [Dinsdale's Famous World-Wide Series, no 305]. Melbourne: Dinsdale's Pty Ltd. 6 pp. Paperback large folio, good plus condition, pictorial cover, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (barcode, written digits), edge tears repaired, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1910s, Trove catalogue.) Sheet music (3 p), song by Will Oakland on Edison Records. Portrait of Will Oakland on cover. Dinsdale's music catalogue on inside front cover and rear cover. Our Book No: 4046. $15 AUD.

43. Cole, Catherine (editor) (2010). The Perfumed River: Writings from Vietnam (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 312 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, spine & top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This literary anthology is named after one of Vietnam's most poetic waterways. The writers live in Vietnam and a number of other countries. Some are of Vietnamese background - others not. For all the writers, Vietnam had defined itself as a voice of inspiration, of homeland, memory and discovery. These stories and poems on home, displacement, war, migration, new spaces, modernity and tradition give us rare insight into the beauty and complexity of modern Vietnam. Some of the writers are Pham Thi Hoai, Lam Thi My Da, Ho Anh Thai, Nam Le and many others. ISBN: 9781921401480. Our Book No: 26975. $20 AUD.

44. Coltman, Paul; McClure, Gillian (illustrator) (1985). Tog the Ribber or Granny's Tale. London: Andre Deutsch. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, endpapers little foxed, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side), boards faintly faded. Children's fantasy picture story. A poem by Paul Coltman is about a little girl, now a granny, who turned tail and ran when she saw Tog's ghost in the woods. The illustrator worked for over two years on a series of illustrations to create visual images as powerful as the words. Each detailed picture has a border that interprets the fear in terms of images. The book would suit older readers as it has a haunting quality that remains long after the last page has been read. ISBN: 0233977112. Our Book No: 27986. $10 AUD.

45. Colwell, Eileen; Julian-Ottie, Vanessa (illustrator) (1993). Cats in a Basket: Stories & Poems to Read Aloud (1st stated ed). London: Viking / Penguin Books. 122 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, black & white drawings, page edges lightly toned, spine lightly faded. A delightful collection of stories and poems for young children. The charming sketches will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0670837105. Our Book No: 26432. $10 AUD.

46. Comenius, Johann A.; Hoole, Charles (translator) (1982). Orbis Sensualium Pictus: Visible World [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 204 pp. Hardback very small, very good plus condition, light brown board cover (gilt lettering), black & white drawings, text in two columns, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of the classic children's education book (12th English edition, 1777, with woodcuts replacing the previous engravings). His book pioneered the use of pictures to teach children about the world. Originally published in Germany in 1657. The first English edition (The Visible World) was in 1658. Parallel text in English and Latin. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16958. $25 AUD.

47. Connelly, Karen (1995). One Room in a Castle: Letters from Spain, France and Greece. Sydney: Flamingo. 432 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. Intimate letters by Canadian-born traveller describing her trip around Europe. Also a book of stories and poetry, leading from an extraordinary love affair in the mountains to a woman's search for her sister. The author unexpectedly finds a home in a rural Mediterranean field of stones and olives. ISBN: 0207190143. Our Book No: 9518. $12 AUD.

48. Coombes, A. J. (1930). Notes on Coleridge's Ancient Mariner. Sydney: George B. Phillip & Son. 32 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, staples rusted, minor edgewear, top corner tips little creased covers, pages lightly toned, rubber stamps (including cover), slight loss spine ends, minor foxing edges & few pages. This little booklet is an analysis of Coleridge's poem with a thought to the Intermediate Examination in mind. The author of this booklet hopes to impart a better understanding of the poem, so students can be prepared for the exam. Our Book No: 27496. $10 AUD.

49. Cowper, William; Westall, Richard (illustrator) (1825). The Task [with] Cowper's Minor Poems [with] Table Talk and Other Poems (3 vols). London, Chiswick: Whittingham Press (Printed for John Sharpe, by C. & C. Whittingham). 220 + 204 + 108 pp. Each volume: Hardback very small (duodecimo), original brown full calf leather, gilt edges, gilt ornate decoration & letters (spine & edges covers), very good condition, marbled edges & endpapers, steel engraved plates, minor to moderate foxing some pages, string bookmarks missing, minor edgewear covers, owner's written name, owner's rubber stamp. Volume 3 only: faint stain front cover, gilt spine lettering lightly rubbed. Fine binding. Originally published in 1817, this is the 1825 edition. A handsome set of Cowper's poems printed by the famous printers C. and C. Whittingham of Chiswick, with illustrations by Richard Westall. Charles Whittingham (1767 - 1840) was an English printer. In 1789 he set up a small printing press in a garret off Fleet Street, London, with a loan obtained from the type-founding firm of William Caslon, and, by 1797, his business had so increased that he was enabled to move into larger premises. Whittingham inaugurated the idea of printing cheap, handy editions of standard authors, and, on the bookselling trade threatening not to sell his productions, took a room at a coffee house and sold them by auction himself. In 1809 he started a paper-pulp factory at Chiswick, near London, and in 1811 founded the Chiswick Press. Our Book No: 14787. $150 AUD.

50. Crane, Walter (1982). The Alphabet of Old Friends / Puss in Boots (2 books) [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. Unnum 16 + Unnum 20 pp. Each book: Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour plates (drawings), both in the same cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Two classic children's picture books in verse, with interleaved blank pages (Walter Crane's artistic "toy books"). Crane's Puss in Boots was published in 1897, and his alphabet book was published in 1875. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16955. $50 AUD.

51. Crane, Walter (1982). Baby's Own Aesop [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 56 pp. Hardback small square octavo, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, papered boards (green cloth spine), colour drawings, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. A classic children's picture book, fabulously illustrated, one of three similar books that followed Walter Crane's successful "toy books". Subtitle: Being the fables condensed in rhyme with portable morals pictorially pointed, engraved and printed in colours by Edmund Evans. Originally published by George Routledge, London, in 1887. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17048. $40 AUD.

52. Craven, Rhonda (editor) (1999). Teaching Aboriginal Studies (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 298 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, figures, black & white text-photos & cartoons, pages & edges little toned, small bump top spine, slight crush top edge rear cover, minor edgewear. The poet and educator Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal (formerly known as Kath Walker) instigated the project 'Teaching the Teachers' to promote Aboriginal Studies in schools, and this book is a major part of the project. Features a wide range of valuable teaching sources including poetry, images, oral histories, government policies. There are also strategies for teaching Aboriginal Studies in different contexts, and understanding Aboriginal learning styles. The text is illustrated with photos, paintings, prints, and cartoons. ISBN: 1864489235. Our Book No: 27805. $18 AUD.

53. Crone, J. H. (2016). Our Lady of the Fence Post. Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 102 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top corner rear cover & last few pages little creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication title page). This book of poems is an imaginative response to news reports of the appearance of a Marian apparition on the construction site of a memorial for victims of the Bali bombing at Coogee, Sydney, in January 2003. The book tells the story of the 'war on terror', from the Bali bombing to the ISIS suicide bombing in 2015, from the point of view of locals in the fictional setting of Sunshine Bay, in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. ISBN: 9781742589121. Our Book No: 29640. $18 AUD.

54. Cruikshank, George (1982). Hop-o' My-thumb and the Seven League Boots [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 34 pp. Paperback small, very good plus condition, card cover, full-page black & white drawings, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a children's story of a drunken father abandoning his children who then encounter an ogre: being an adaptation of an old fairy tale, but here rewritten to support the temperance movement. Charles Dickens severely criticised changing the words of old fairy tales. Originally published by David Bogue, London, in 1853, as part of George Cruikshank's Fairy Library. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17011. $20 AUD.

55. Cunningham, Liz (editor); Melano, Anne (editor) (1993). Marmalade's Book of Cats: Australian Writing and Art. Sydney: Marmalade Press. 198 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page black & white & colour photos, black & white drawings & cartoons, minimal edgewear. (Estimated date: 1993, Trove catalogue.) This beautiful book with the many art works featuring cats is a selection of material received from Australians whose interest in cats varies from utter devotion to cool intrigue. There are paintings, poems, cartoons and commentary, sketches and stories to dip into at your leisure. (Illustrations include pencil drawings, etchings, photos, pastels, fabric pictures, acrylics, oils, watercolours, screen prints, pen drawings.). ISBN: 0646145770. Our Book No: 20343. $20 AUD.

56. Curtis, Tony (editor) (2001). The Art of Seamus Heaney (4th ed). Dublin: Wolfhound Press. 295 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This fourth edition is the latest in an ongoing critical response to Seamus Heaney's work. It includes new essays on Heaney's three most recent books. This famous Irish poet won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. ISBN: 0863278620. Our Book No: 25758. $12 AUD.

57. Cutlack, F. M. (1980). Breaker Morant: A Horseman who Made History, with a Selection of his Bush Ballads (Reprint ed). Sydney: Ure Smith / Paul Hamlyn. 176 pp. Paperback, very good condition, frontispiece portrait, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Biography of the Australian horseman & soldier executed by the British during the Boer War in South Africa. Originally published, 1962. ISBN: 0725405376. Our Book No: 5656. $10 AUD.

58. Dalziel, Kathleen (1941). Known and Not Held: Verses. Melbourne: Bread and Cheese Club / Printed by Oxford Press. 63 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), embossed card cover (with flaps), jacket DETACHED (not fixed to spine as usual), inner hinge little loose (all pages firm), internally excellent and complete. (Limited edition of 200 copies, of which 50 copies signed. Unsigned copy.) Collected poems, published by the well-known Melbourne literary social club. This copy has the jacket detached from the book spine (that is, it is like a standard paperback with dustjacket.). Our Book No: 16355. $10 AUD.

59. Davis, Jack; Chesson, Keith (1988). Jack Davis: A Life-story (1st ed). Melbourne: Dent. 211 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear, old price marks. Autobiography of leading Western Australian Aboriginal elder, poet and playwright. ISBN: 0867700750. Our Book No: 13681. $10 AUD.

60. Dawe, Bruce (2001). Sometimes Gladness: Collected Poems 1954 to 1997 (Revised, reprint ed). Melbourne: Pearson Education Australia. 304 pp. Paperback thick trade, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, minor edgewear, bottom edge lightly marked. Australian poetry, by one of Australia's most popular living poets. All the poems which have established Dawe's reputation have been retained in this edition, and more recent poems have been included. ISBN: 0733900739. Our Book No: 26669. $15 AUD.

61. Dawes, Isabel (1985). Australian Bushland Fairies (1st ed). Wamberal, NSW: Anvil Books. 56 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white & colour drawings, faint foxing pastedowns & endpapers, bookplate (award) front free flyleaf, faint foxing edges. Poems about fairies with Australian flora and fauna descriptions. The bright drawings will delight all ages. ISBN: 0959098747. Our Book No: 26573. $15 AUD.

62. de Alarcon, Pedro Antonio (2004). The Three-Cornered Hat. London: Hesperus Classics. 100 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), very good plus condition. One of the best-loved Spanish novels of all times, based on a traditional ballad. A hilarious tale of lust, intrigue and corruption set in 19th-century Andalusia. ISBN: 1843910802. Our Book No: 15785. $10 AUD.

63. Dean & Son, Publisher (1982). Cinderella: Dean & Son's Pantomime Toy Books with Five Set Scenes and Nine Trick Changes [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 10 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (some pages smaller), adverts at rear, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. A children's pantomime booklet, originally published about 1880. The classic tale of Cinderella is told in verse. The centre pages consist of colour drawings on pages of different sizes which display a pantomime when the pages are flipped. (Pagination includes inside covers. One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16934. $25 AUD.

64. Dennis, C. J.; Whitmore, Lee (illustrator) (1983). C. J. Dennis' Merry-Go-Round Slippery-Dip Fun for Kids [Best Picture Book Club Ever]. Sydney: Times House. Unnum 56 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, good condition, colour drawings, spine faded, spine ends & bottom corner little bumped, edges lightly foxed, top edge front cover little worn. The colorful illustrations make this a children's picture book of poems by a classical writer suitable for all ages. ISBN: 0858356228. Our Book No: 27820. $15 AUD.

65. DeYoung, Terri (1998). Placing the Poet: Badr Shakir Al-Sayyab and Postcolonial Iraq (1st ed). New York: State University of New York Press. 333 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, bottom edge lightly rubbed. This is a detailed study of the most widely celebrated of 20th century Iraqi poets, placed in his literary context. ISBN: 0791437329. Our Book No: 20406. $15 AUD.

66. Dickinson, Emily; Reeves, James (2008). Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Modern reprint ed) [Poetry Bookshelf]. Oxford: Heinemann Educational. 113 pp. Paperback small, very good condition. The reclusive 19th-century American poet is not appreciated as important. This selection is based on the definitive text of Thomas H. Johnson. ISBN: 9780435150235. Our Book No: 18209. $10 AUD.

67. Dobson, Rosemary; Hayes, Thomas R. (introduction/notes) (1984). The Three Fates & Other Poems. Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 67 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), faint foxing reverse side jacket, non-author written dedication front free endpaper. ISBN: 0868061336. Our Book No: 15952. $13 AUD.

68. Doyle, Richard (1982). In Fairy-land: Pictures From the Elf-world, with a Poem by William Allingham [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 31 pp. Hardback very large folio (390 x 275 mm), very good plus condition, colour plates (including drawings), pictorial embossed dark green cloth cover (gilt decoration & borders & lettering), gilt edges, in cardboard slipcase. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Facsimile edition. Originally published by Longmans, Green in 1870. The 31 single-sided pages contain 16 colour plates interleaved with poetic text. The illustrator was the uncle of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was a lifetime believer in fairies. Allingham was an Irish poet associated with the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16942. $90 AUD.

69. Dumbrell, Laurel (editor); Peach, Bill (foreword) (1987). Ink from the Bottlebrush: Writings from Sutherland Shire: The Australian Bicentenary 1988. Sydney, Sutherland: Bicentennial Community Committee / Sutherland Shire Council. 144 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, minimal edgewear. A collection of short stories, poems, articles and pictures. This book offers glimpses into the unique growth of Sutherland Shire seen through the eyes of its writer-residents. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0959005668. Our Book No: 21838. $10 AUD.

70. Dunn, Stan (1990). Ripples on the Wannon (5th ed). Warrnambool, VIC: Stan Dunn. 60 pp. Paperback oblong, stapled, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, spine lightly rubbed, autograph (author's written name title page). Estimated date this edition, 1990 (originally published 1978). Australian poet shares these humorous poems that are very special to him because many come from close friends and others from acquaintances. There is a printed letter on the last page that the author received from the late Malcolm Fraser, when he was Prime Minister in 1979. ISBN: 095931301X. Our Book No: 27802. $10 AUD.

71. Dutton, Geoffrey (1972). New Poems to 1972 (1st ed). Adelaide: Australian Letters. 52 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, very good condition, few tiny marks rear cover, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamp, autograph (author's written dedication title page). A great little book of poetry. (From the library of Australian actor Barry Humphries - containing his rubber stamp.). Our Book No: 22018. $10 AUD.

72. Eliot, T. S.; Bentley, Nicolas (illustrator) (1985). Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (Illustrated ed). London: Faber & Faber. 64 pp. Paperback trade, flexible cover, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, black & white vignettes, minor edgewear. Loveable humorous cat poems written for his god-children and friends in the 1930s. They inspired the musical "Cats" (Andrew Lloyd Webber). ISBN: 0571105580. Our Book No: 7912. $10 AUD.

73. Eliot, T. S.; Gorey, Edward (illustrator) (1984). Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (Reprint ed). London: Faber & Faber. 56 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white drawings (including frontispiece), endpapers little foxed, pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (minor edgewear). Loveable cat poems written for his god-children and friends in the 1930s. They inspired the musical Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber).The American artist Edward Gorey has used witty, affectionate and entirely original drawings to go with T. S. Eliot's beloved cat poems. ISBN: 0571119719. Our Book No: 29189. $14 AUD.

74. Emery, Brook (2007). Uncommon Light. Melbourne, Carlton: Five Islands Press. 72 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, sticker mark rear cover. This collection of poetry offers a variety challenges the distinction St Augustine draws between the common light of the awareness that is everyday life, and the uncommon light of God's omniscience. The poems look at perception, thought, belief and unbelief. Written by award winning poet. ISBN: 9780734037626. Our Book No: 29727. $30 AUD.

75. Evans, Christine (2015). Cloudless: A Novel in Verse (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 170 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This Australian novel is written in verse by an acclaimed playwright, about the strange and invisible ways people are drawn together and pulled apart. ISBN: 9781742587561. Our Book No: 29638. $15 AUD.

76. Evans, Steve (editor); Deller-Evans, Kate (editor) (2008). Best of Friends: The First Thirty Years of the Friendly Street Poets (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press / Friendly Street Poets Incorporated. 165 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white photos, corner tips front cover lightly creased, small stain bottom edge. 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. ISBN: 9781862547933. Our Book No: 23478. $15 AUD.

77. Fahey, Warren (editor); Seal, Graham (editor) (2005). Old Bush Songs: The Centenary Edition of Banjo Paterson's Classic Collection (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, covers little creased, light foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book was first published in 1905 to preserve bush songs during a period of massive social change. In this centenary edition, two of Australia's premier folklorists have preserved the best of Paterson's collection. They have used their own work as collectors, and the work of other researchers to extend the collection in this book. ISBN: 0733315917. Our Book No: 29181. $18 AUD.

78. Fellowship of Australian Writers, Far South Coast Regional; Smith, Avril (foreword) (1994). Southerly Bluster: An Anthology. Merimbula, NSW: Fellowship of Australian Writers - Far South Coast Regional. 94 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, card cover, black & white drawings, staples rusted, minimal edgewear. This is the third anthology presented by members of the Far South Coast Regional of the Fellowship of Australian Writers. This compact booklet Is packed with great poems and short stories. ISBN: 090949777X. Our Book No: 21030. $10 AUD.

79. FitzGerald, Robert D. (editor) (1970). The Letters of Hugh McCrae (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 272 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white illustrations, minor edgewear jacket (spine faded, faint toning reverse side, few edge tears), edges & pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed. This special book is about the Australian lyric poet, Hugh McCrae, who wrote to correspondents who were leading literary figures from 1900 to the 1950s: Norman Lindsay, Mary Gilmore, A. G. Stephens, Vance and Nettie Palmer, Kenneth Mackenzie, R. G. Howarth, H. M Green. The editor has selected 261 letters of outstanding interest. Eight are reproduced in facsimile to show the exquisite penmanship which along with their wit, their fantasy, and their occasionally deeper tones, was always a part of their charm. ISBN: 0207953724. Our Book No: 27152. $20 AUD.

80. Fox, Mem; Argent, Kerry (illustrator) (1999). Sleepy Bears (1st ed). Sydney / Adelaide: Pan Macmillan / Publishing Design Studio. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback large square quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), minor edgewear corners & spine ends. First edition. A very special story about a mother bear who sends her six bear cubs to sleep using a special rhyme for each bear. The large delightful drawings and simple text make this a wonderful story for all ages. ISBN: 0732909805. Our Book No: 29082. $20 AUD.

81. Fox, Mem; Miller, David (illustrator) (1996). Boo to a Goose (1st ed). Sydney, Rydalmere: Hodder Headline. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (edge lightly creased), spine little faded. First edition. Australian children's picture story about a boy and a goose. The rhyming verse and large full-page 3D paper illustrations are delightful, and will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0340622539. Our Book No: 28308. $20 AUD.

82. Fox, Mem; Rawson, Olivia; Argent, Kerry (illustrator) (2010). A Giraffe in the Bath (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, small mark flyleaf. This is a very funny children's picture story with rhyming words. The large delightful drawings and simple text make this a wonderful story for all ages. This very special book should be well loved and read aloud by children and adults alike. ISBN: 9780670072132. Our Book No: 27876. $15 AUD.

83. Fox, Mem; Tusa, Tricia (illustrator) (2002). The Magic Hat (1st Australian ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic Press. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few tiny dents rear cover. Australian children's picture story about a magic hat. The rhyming words and large full-page ink and watercolour illustrations are delightful, and will appeal to any age. ISBN: 1865044628. Our Book No: 14949. $12 AUD.

84. Gallico, Paul; Burton, Jane (photographer) & Gallico, Virginia (photographer) (1982). Honorable Cat (Reprint ed) [Honourable Cat]. New York: Crown Publishers. 158 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, copy 2. A delightful classic book of verse written by a cat about the feline character, combined with a sumptuous picture gallery of cat photos. ISBN: 0517548879. Our Book No: 10762A. $15 AUD.

85. Gallico, Paul; Burton, Jane (photographer) (1990). Honourable Cat (1st p/b ed). London: Pan Books. 128 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. A delightful classic book of verse written by a cat about the feline character, combined with a sumptuous picture gallery of cat photos. ISBN: 0330312936. Our Book No: 10762. $12 AUD.

86. Gardiner (Piralko the Brolga), S. (1975). Bush Ballads by "Piralko the Brolga". Sydney, Darlinghurst: S. Gardiner. Unnum 20 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, stapled, very good condition, black & white drawings, staples rusted, minor edgewear. This small book of bush ballads reflects the varied nature of life in our outback areas - both past and present. Our Book No: 24998. $15 AUD.

87. Georgeson, N.; Gibbs, May (2008). The Little Ragged Blossom Picture Book (Reprint ed) [Snugglepot and Cuddlepie Series]. Sydney, Davidson: Murray David Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. The text is based on May Gibbs original literary works. The illustrations have been reproduced and adaptated for this series by Georgeson. The rhyming text and bright illustrations will appeal to young children. ISBN: 9781876411824. Our Book No: 25950. $15 AUD.

88. Gernhardt, Almut (illustrator); Gernhardt, Robert; Talbot, Kathrine (translator) (1980). What a Day! (1st translated ed). London: Jonathan Cape. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good condition, delightful colour drawings, spine ends & cover corners little rubbed, flyleaves & title page little toned & foxed, edges lightly foxed. A children's picture book originally published in Germany under the title "Was fur ein Tag" in 1978. A collection of verse and sketches about cats. The life-like illustrations would appeal to any age. ISBN: 0224018442. Our Book No: 29105. $15 AUD.

89. Gerrish, Carolyn (1995). Learning to Breathe Under Water. Woodford, NSW: Island Press. 79 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. Australian poetry that relates to Australian society and the power of human emotions. The author was born in Cessnock, New South Wales. Her poetry has been published widely in literary magazines and newspapers and she has been the editor of Writer's News. ISBN: 0909771553. Our Book No: 28252. $20 AUD.

90. Gibbs, May; Etherington, Kate (editor) (2007). Poems for Young Australians: Reproductions and Adaptions of Original Illustrations by May Gibbs: Poems by A. B. (Banjo) Paterson, C. J. Dennis, Dame Mary Gilmore and W. T. Goodge (Reprint ed). Sydney, Davidson: Murray David Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. The text is based on May Gibbs original literary works. The illustrations have been reproduced using 21st century technology, with many sensitively rendered into colour for the first time. The rhyming text and bright illustrations will appeal to young children. ISBN: 9781921276002. Our Book No: 27308. $15 AUD.

91. Gilmore, Mary (1930). The Wild Swan Poems (1st ed). Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. 217 pp. Paperback small wide trade (with flaps), good condition, yapp edges, slight loss bottom edge, spine creased, author's name label on spine (letter missing), edges & most pages foxed (some pages with few spots), endpapers lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, base spine worn, edge tears top spine, edgewear, bookshop sticker inside front cover, non-author written & dated dedication. This very special book of poems is made up of three books with titles. Book 1: The Woman of Five Fields. Book 2: Of Beauty that is Praise. Book 3: As the Ways Descend. A well-loved book to add to a poetry collection. (Dymock's sticker.). Our Book No: 29675. $30 AUD.

92. Gilmore, Mary (1931). The Rue Tree: Poems (Limited ed). Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens. 147 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, good condition, green cloth cover (title label), pale green spine cloth (recased quarter-bound, retaining original cloth & spine label), new endpapers, sepia (brown-tinted) portrait frontispiece tipped-in, untrimmed edges, cloth cover notably mottled top edge, bottom edge rear cover notably chipped, few front & rear pages moderately foxed, owner's written name. (No 69 of a limited edition of 100 numbered & autographed copies, of which 80 are for sale. This differs from the more common trade edition, also published in 1931.) Introduction by the author. A book of poems with Christian themes, written at a convent in Goulburn, NSW. The frontispiece is a photographic portrait of Mary Gilmore by May Moore. Our Book No: 14028. $150 AUD.

93. Gordon, Adam Lindsay (2004). The Poetical Works of Adam Lindsay Gordon (Facsimile ed). USA: Kessinger Publishing. 304 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. The collected poetry of the famous Australian bush poet. A printed copy of a facsimile reproduction of "The Poetical Works of Adam Lindsay Gordon", Ward Lock & Co., 1913, in "The World Library"series". Contains an introduction, plus two books ("Sea Spray and Smoke Drift", "Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes") and the lyric play "Ashtaroth". ISBN: 1417910291. Our Book No: 15957. $25 AUD.

94. Gould, Alan (1981). Astral Sea. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 72 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, covers faintly faded, top edge lightly foxed, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. The poems of the Australian novelist, poet and essayist, mostly previously published in Quadrant magazine and various literary magazines. ISBN: 0207143560. Our Book No: 28298. $20 AUD.

95. Gray, Robert (2014). Coast Road: Selected Poems. Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 122 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, tiny crush fore-edge rear cover & few pages, rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. A collection of the author's poems, which were selected by Paul Kane for an American edition of "Daylight Saving". ISBN: 9781863957021. Our Book No: 29166. $15 AUD.

96. Greenaway, Kate (1985). Marigold Garden: Pictures and Rhymes by Kate Greenaway (Facsimile ed). Sydney: View Productions. 60 pp. Hardback large quarto (28.0 x 22.2 cm), dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), glossy paper, colour & black & white drawings, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A scarce Australian facsimile edition of a classic book of Kate Greenaway's rhymes and artistic drawings. ISBN: 0908240929. Our Book No: 14966. $20 AUD.

97. Greenop, Frank S; English, Hal (illustrator) (1965). The Magpie Hero: Ballads of the Bushrangers [Moorooba Books]. Sydney: Greenop & Greenhalgh. Unnum 14 pp. Hardback small quarto, good condition, pictorial boards, stapled (lightly rusted), colour drawings, spine lightly worn, covers lightly scuffed & marked, pages & endpapers lightly toned, small scuff front pastedown, bottom fore-edge lightly dented, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1960s, Trove catalogue.) An Australian children's picture story book featuring poems about bushrangers. Our Book No: 27832. $15 AUD.

98. Greenwood, Ted; James, Ann (illustrator) (1997). After Dusk (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books Australia. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, few light creases covers, minor edgewear corners & spine. This beautiful children's picture book with its lyrical verse and life-like illustrations spotlights the fragile world of our creatures of the night. The main creatures of the night are joined by 'guests': black swans, dragonflies, ducks, eastern grey kangaroos, emus, kookaburras, magpies, red kangaroos, and sulphur-crested cockatoos. The 'Pests' feral cat, fox and rabbit are also mentioned. ISBN: 0140563202. Our Book No: 29652. $15 AUD.

99. Gutya, Burraga; Canning, Ken (1990). Ngali Ngalga (Let's Talk): Poetry by Burraga Gutya (1st ed). Sydney: Breakout Press. 54 pp. Paperback thin trade, card covers, stapled, very good condition, minor edgewear, staples lightly rusted, tiny scuff spine, top corner rear cover little creased, autograph (author's written & dated dedication inside front cover). The author first started writing poetry in Boggo Road Gaol, Brisbane in the early 1970s. Writing led him to tertiary studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, where he completed his BA in Communications in 1987 and is currently doing an M.A. in History. He has recently taken a name from his traditional language, Burraga Gutya. ISBN: 0646006738. Our Book No: 26265. $20 AUD.

100. Hall, Rodney; Kinsella, John (editor) (2002). The Owner of My Face: New & Selected Poems (1st ed). Sydney: Paperbark Press / Fine Art Publishing. 216 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, crease fore-edge last page. Kinsella has chosen and introduced the best of this well-known Australian author's poetry. The poems in this book have been out of print for many years. ISBN: 1877004871. Our Book No: 25869. $20 AUD.

101. Hampton, Susan (1989). Surly Girls (1st ed). Sydney: Collins. 164 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, pages edges lightly toned, rubber stamp. Short stories by Australian author. This is a collection of performance pieces, monologues, poems, stories and fables from contemporary Australian women's culture. ISBN: 0732225124. Our Book No: 24891. $10 AUD.

102. Handley Knibbs, George (1913). Voices of the North (Book I) and Echoes of Hellas (Book II) (1st ed). London: Alston Rivers. 291 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, brown cloth cover (gilt title cover & spine), endpapers lightly toned & little foxed, pages faintly toned, top edge toned, light foxing flyleaf & title page, minor foxing some pages, inner hinge little split (pages firm), spine ends & edges little rubbed, cover corner tips little rubbed, autograph (author's written dedication). This book is epic poetry based on ancient Scandinavian and Greek myths. The foreword states that the book consists of two books, each of three parts. Part 3 of Book I and parts 2 and 3 of Book II are original poems. Parts 1 and 2 of Book 1 are paraphrases, rather than strict translations, of poems by Finnish authors. Part 1 of Book II is a translation of a rendering into German by Linke of the story we owe to Apuleius. Each Book has its own dedication, preface, and list of contents. (Extensive written dedication to his friend Rev. N. Cocks, in Greek and English, on front free flyleaf.). Our Book No: 28884. $30 AUD.

103. Hardie, Kerry (2003). The Sky Didn't Fall (1st ed). County Meath, Ireland: Gallery Books. 61 pp. Hardback small thin octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (spine title little faded). This is her third and most varied collection of poems. The poems are set in Switzerland, its fields of sunflowers, and on Achill ('island of bones and stones'), and complement more familiar responses to the landscape surrounding her Kilkenny home. ISBN: 185235349X. Our Book No: 29614. $30 AUD.

104. Hardie, Sonia; Dobson, Nancy (illustrator) (1929). Story Time (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 86 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, maroon cloth covered boards, gilt drawing front cover, illustrated endpapers, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), minor foxing edges, gilt title faded spine, edges & corners covers little rubbed, top spine little chipped, few small marks front cover, endpapers & pages lightly toned, light foxing endpapers & some pages, front inner hinge split (pages firm), minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. A charming small book of stories for children, in the form of 85 Australian poems, and would keep any age busy for awhile. Every poem has an illustration that matches the words. Our Book No: 29343. $20 AUD.

105. Harris, Max; Clark, Robert (editor) (1967). A Window at Night: Selected with an Introduction by Robert Clark. Adelaide, Kensington Park: ABR Publications. 92 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black leatherette cover (gilt lettering, little faded on spine), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, autograph (written dedication). A fourth selection of poems, some written after 1955, and some not collected in three previous volumes. No 1002 (!) of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Written autograph and dedication by Max Harris states: "Ought to be worth a million at the current rate of inflation. Sent 1973." Our Book No: 22557. $20 AUD.

106. Hart-Smith, William; Petrie, Barbara (editor) (1991). William Hart-Smith, Hand to Hand: A Garnering with Uncollected Poems and Essays on His Life and Work (1st ed). Springwood, NSW: Butterfly Books. 425 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, top spine lightly bumped, autograph (editor's written name title page). Heavy. This is the first book since the death of William Hart-Smith in 1990 at the age of 78. It contains his own selection of poems: "A Garnering". Also more than 250 of his poems, including nearly 90 poems never before published in book form, and many being published for the first time. Essays on his life and work, written especially for this volume by Hal Colebatch, Joan Dale, Andrew Lansdown, Barbara Petrie and Max Richards. There are two revealing interviews and a comprehensive bibliography of his published poems. A wonderful addition to any Australian poetry collection. ISBN: 094733341X. Our Book No: 28317. $30 AUD.

107. Hasluck, Nicholas; Koch, C. J. (1985). Chinese Journey (1st ed). Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 51 pp. Paperback large oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), card covers, black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket, faint foxing last page. 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. ISBN: 0909144990. Our Book No: 24351. $20 AUD.

108. Hellyer, Jill (2013). Letters to Huldah. Sydney, Glebe: Puncher & Wattmann. 196 pp. Paperback octavo, flexicover with decorated boards (photo of author on cover), very good condition, black & white photos, edges & pages lightly toned, top of spine slightly bumped, tiny bump spine edge. This is a collection of letters between the poet Jill Hellyer and her English teacher at North Sydney Girls School. From the author's note: Huldah Mary Turner (nee Snedden) was born in 1906 in Tamworth and was one of the few women to gain a master's degree from Sydney University in the early twenties. Huldah was the first women in NSW to become Vice Principal and Acting Principal of the University of Newcastle. In later travels around Australia she was inspired to write poetry. Dated from 1988 to 1994 the author's letters to Huldah gradually reveal the details of her own life. The author (1925 - 2012) was a poet, founding executive secretary of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), and corresponded and was friends with many outstanding Australian and International writers. She was awarded an OAM in 2006 for her contribution to Australian poetry and her work for the ASA. ISBN: 9781921450938. Our Book No: 29537. $25 AUD.

109. Hewett, Dorothy (1975). Rapunzel in Suburbia (1st (complete) ed). Sydney: New Poetry / Poetry Society of Australia. 95 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, brown endpapers, covers lightly toned (mainly spine), minor edgewear. (First edition. Limited edition of 1000 copies, of which 900 are paperbound. Out of series, as perhaps all copies.) Her second collection of poems, somewhat raw, following "Windmill Country" (1969). This book was suppressed as her ex-husband took legal action regarding a poem ("Uninvited Guest") included. This collection was reprinted in 1976, omitting the poem (but it still faced legal action). Loosely inserted: Brochure from the publisher advertising this book and other current books. ISBN: 085869008X. Our Book No: 17262. $90 AUD.

110. Hewett, Dorothy (1987). Selected Poems (1st ed). Sydney, Paddington: Paper Bark Press. 129 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, front cover corners lightly scuffed, covers lightly scratched, minor pencil annotation, autograph (author's written dedication). This book of poems, the author's sixth, was written over five years in many different places. ISBN: 0958780102. Our Book No: 25906. $20 AUD.

111. Hewett, Dorothy (1990). Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923 - 1958. Melbourne: McPhee Gribble / Penguin Books. 278 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, autograph (owner's written name). An autobiographical account of the first 35 years of the life of one of Australia's most famous playwrights and poets. The author has combined the passions of her life with her power as a writer to create this classic sketch of people, place and political history. ISBN: 086914197X. Our Book No: 17332. $20 AUD.

112. Hewett, Dorothy (2012). Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923 - 1958. Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 394 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, few light creases covers, top corner creased one page, minor edgewear, copy 1. Reissued in 2012 (originally published in 1990). An autobiographical account of the first 35 years of the life of one of Australia's most famous playwrights and poets. The author has combined the passions of her life with her power as a writer to create this classic sketch of people, place and political history. ISBN: 9781742583952. Our Book No: 26660. $12 AUD.

113. Hewett, Dorothy (2012). Wild Card: An Autobiography 1923 - 1958. Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 394 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear, copy 2. Reissued in 2012 (originally published in 1990). An autobiographical account of the first 35 years of the life of one of Australia's most famous playwrights and poets. The author has combined the passions of her life with her power as a writer to create this classic sketch of people, place and political history. ISBN: 9781742583952. Our Book No: 26660A. $20 AUD.

114. Hewett, Dorothy; Grono, William (editor) (1995). Dorothy Hewett: Collected Poems 1940 - 1995. Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 415 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, inside covers lightly toned, top corner little creased, minor edgewear. This collection contains the majority of poems that Dorothy Hewitt had written over the last 55 years. Some poems have been left out: this is not the Complete Poems. The poems are arranged more or less in chronological order of composition. This is the first time that the extent and variety of her work can be appreciated in one book. ISBN: 1863681140. Our Book No: 29738. $20 AUD.

115. Heyward, Michael (1993). The Ern Malley Affair (1st ed). Brisbane: University of Queensland Press. 284 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minimal edgewear. First edition. Australia's most famous literary hoax (1943 - 1944), involving publication of bogus poems in Max Harris's Angry Penguin magazine. ISBN: 0702225622. Our Book No: 13808. $12 AUD.

116. Hill, David Robert (2000). Matters Metaphysical: A Selection of Metaphysical Poems, Paintings and Essays. Sydney, Blackheath: David Hill / Wentworth Falls Printing. 100 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white photos, colour reproductions, spine ends little rubbed, front cover little creased, fore-edge little scuffed & creased, minor edgewear. The poems and essays in this fascinating book were written by the author following specific topics debated by the discussion and creative writing group called "Matters Metaphysical". Our Book No: 28215. $16 AUD.

117. Hodgins, Philip (1994). Dispossessed: A Tale of Modern Rural Australia. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 109 pp. Paperback small thin trade, very good condition, minimal foxing flyleaf & title page, minor edgewear. This novella is about a farming family being evicted from their land. This book is written in blank verse, and the author finds powerful metaphors for Australia's recent past. ISBN: 0207182949. Our Book No: 27944. $10 AUD.

118. Holden, Robert (1992). Twinkle, Twinkle, Southern Cross: The Forgotten Folklore of Australian Nursery Rhymes (1st ed). Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 99 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour illustrations, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear. This book is a combination of scholarship and entertainment as it wanders many a crooked mile through the made-to-order folklore of Australia's own nursery rhymes. There is a new constellation of nursery characters to add to the more traditional figures. Examples from as early as 1854 and extending to the present day are looked at in a wide-ranging context of Australian literary and publishing history, the growth of nationalism, and the welfare and education of young Australians. Published with the assistance of the Morris West Trust Fund. ISBN: 064210560X. Our Book No: 29424. $60 AUD.

119. Holland, Dulcie (1984). Australian Poems for Solo, Unison or two Part Singing [Allans Edition, no 25: Plate B9635]. Melbourne: Allans Music. 44 pp. Paperback small folio, card cover, stapled, good plus condition, some creasing & edgewear, pages lightly toned, stapled rusted, pencil annotation, owner's sticker, autograph (written & dated dedication). Sheet music. Australian poems set to music by Dulcie Holland. Our Book No: 15421. $20 AUD.

120. Holmes, Richard (1998). Coleridge: Darker Reflections (1st ed) [Samuel Taylor Coleridge]. London: HarperCollins. 622 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos (including frontispiece), minor edgewear jacket, ribbon bookmark. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This is the second volume by the author. The first, "Early Visions", won the 1989 Whitbread Book of the Year Prize. This volume covers the last 30 years of his career (1804 - 1834), during which time he travelled restlessly through the Mediterranean, returned to his old haunts in the Lake District and the West Country, and finally settled in Highgate. It was a period of domestic and professional turmoil. And after a desperate time of transition (dismissed as an opium-addict, plagiarist and mystic charlatan), Coleridge re-emerged on the literary scene as a new kind of philosophical and meditative author, a great and daring poet and lecturer of genius. ISBN: 0002555778. Our Book No: 27749. $20 AUD.

121. Hope, A. D. (1970). A Midsummer Eve's Dream: Variations on a Theme by William Dunbar. New York: Viking Press. 333 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), jacket little creased (during manufacture). The Australian academic and poet examines Scottish society in the Middle Ages, based on the work of the Scottish poet William Dunbar. ISBN: 0670474908. Our Book No: 12095. $20 AUD.

122. Hope, A. D. (1975). A Late Picking Poems 1965 - 1974 (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 94 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, edgewear jacket (chipped, few tiny scuffs & closed tears), white tape covers edge tears. A powerful collection of poems written by A. D. Hope over the previous ten years. The collection includes The Countess of Pembroke's Dream, The First Born, The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine, and many outstanding pieces. ISBN: 0207132801. Our Book No: 29495. $28 AUD.

123. Hope, A. D. (1992). Chance Encounters (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 163 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), faint foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (few tiny dents rear cover, closed tear top corner, bottom corner creased rear flap). The Australian poet writes a brief account of his life, a story fashioned around encounters and incidents which retain their importance to him after many years. The result is an affectionate memoir, plain tales that reveal aspects of a man whose poetry, teaching and criticism have made a unique contribution to Australia's literature. ISBN: 0522844308. Our Book No: 23747. $20 AUD.

124. Hornadge, Bill (1971). The Yellow Peril: A Squint at Some Australian Attitudes towards Orientals. Dubbo, NSW: Review Publications. 56 pp. Paperback quarto, yellow card cover, stapled, good plus condition, cartoons, spine faded, cover lightly foxed. Fascinating anthology of derogatory text extracts, poems and cartoons that satirize Asian (mainly Chinese) immigrants to Australia in the 19th Century. (ISBN not printed in book.). ISBN: 0909895058. Our Book No: 14120. $14 AUD.

125. Hubbard, Athleen; Gidas, Marie (illustrator) (1984). A Pen & Four Paws, by Horrie Hamish Hubbard (1st ed). Melbourne, Kew: National Guide Dogs. 32 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, stapled, thin card covers, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, spine & covers little creased. Children's literature. Cats have always played an important role in the training of guide dog puppies. There are always several around the National Guide Dog Training Centre in Kew, Victoria. The reason for this is that guide dogs of the future must be used to cats and consider them good friends. This delightful little book is suitable for all ages, as Horrie the cat has made sure to include easy-to-read poems and the charming drawings to make the poems come alive. (Includes photo of the author and his cat Horrie.). Our Book No: 23894. $15 AUD.

126. Hughes, Shirley (1995). Rhymes for Annie Rose (Reprint ed). London: Bodley Head. Unnum 44 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (some full-page), light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), faint foxing top edge. This very special book has simple verses suitable for little ones to join in. The author's sketches have a special charm that will delight all ages. ISBN: 037031980X. Our Book No: 26999. $10 AUD.

127. Hughes, Shirley (2001). Alfie Weather (1st ed). London: Bodley Head. Unnum 42 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (mostly full-page), minor edgewear jacket, review label front free flyleaf. This new collection of children's stories and poems featuring Alfie and his sister, Annie Rose. Alfie can find plenty to do in any weather. The bright and colourful illustrations will delight any age, and the stories and poems are fun to read whatever the weather may be. ISBN: 0370325613. Our Book No: 29146. $15 AUD.

128. Hughes, Ted (1998). Birthday Letters (Reprint ed). London: Faber & Faber. 197 pp. 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. 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. ISBN: 0571194729. Our Book No: 29733. $15 AUD.

129. Ingoldsby, Thomas (1889). The Ingoldsby Legends, or Mirth and Marvels: Second Series [Routledge's Pocket Library]. London: George Routledge & Sons. 319 pp. Hardback very small, quarter-bound cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), good condition, black & white engravings including frontispiece, top edge gilt, endpapers & edges toned, untrimmed (pages edges very untrimmed), edgewear, owner's written name front pastedown. (Originally published, Richard Bentley, 1842: facsimile of original title page bound in.) A collection of legends, mostly in verse, including ghosts, spectres, witches, demons, babes in the wood, smugglers and buccaneers. Our Book No: 14650. $13 AUD.

130. Johnson, Colin; [Narogin, Mudrooroo];Brady, Veronica (editor), & Miller, Susan (associate editor) (1988). Dalwurra: The Black Bittern: A Poem Cycle (1st ed). Perth, Nedlands: Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, University of Western Australia. 77 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket, card covers, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, spine & jacket spine little creased, autograph (author's written name & date on flyleaf). In this collection of poems, based on the traditional form of the manikay or song cycle, he adapts the story of Dalwurra, the black bittern, to his own experience, telling the story of a journey which leads from Perth in Western Australia, to Singapore, then to India and finally to Scotland and England, to the Commonwealth Writer's Conference in Edinburgh - and then to London at the time of the Brixton riots. The return to Western Australia is not only a return to his own country but to full possession of his Aboriginal inheritance, a return which this poem celebrates. ISBN: 0864220685. Our Book No: 25784. $16 AUD.

131. Jolley, Elizabeth; Kotai, Evelyn (paintings) (1993). Diary of a Weekend Farmer (1st ed). Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 95 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour paintings (including frontispiece), small dent bottom edge rear cover, base spine little rubbed, minor edgewear jacket (minor edgewear). This book is a delightful humorous and moving mixture of personal observation and poetry. The book is based upon the authors own record of life on the land. ISBN: 1863680438. Our Book No: 28296. $15 AUD.

132. Jolley, Elizabeth; Lurie, Caroline (compiler, introduction) (2006). Learning to Dance: Elizabeth Jolley - Her Life and Work (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 305 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), base spine lightly rubbed. This book brings together some of the Australian writer's most poignant short stories, essays and poems, and includes two formerly unpublished pieces. Together, these writings comprise close to an autobiography. Above all, they are a celebration of Elizabeth's rich life and work. ISBN: 0670029742. Our Book No: 24821. $25 AUD.

133. Jones, Bill (1983). Holocaust at Mary Smokes (1st ed). Sydney: Hale & Iremonger. 144 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, faint foxing front cover jacket (spine faded, front flap creased, minor edgewear), pages faintly toned. This is a scarce book of poems with his own illustrations. The author was born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1935, and came to Australia in 1967. He settled in Queensland in 1970. ISBN: 0868061131. Our Book No: 27070. $10 AUD.

134. Keats, Horace; Neilson, Shaw (poem) (1994). The Orange Tree: A Setting of the Poem by Shaw Neilson. Culburra Beach, NSW: Wirripang. 8 pp. Paperback large quarto, card cover, looseleaf pages, very good condition, minimal edgewear. (Estimated date, 1994 or perhaps 1999, Trove catalogue.) Sheet music by Horace Keats. Poem by Shaw Neilson. Rear cover contains a biography of Horace Keats: "the poet's composer". Our Book No: 15060. $15 AUD.

135. Keesing, Nancy; Stewart, Meg (1995). The Woman I Am: Poems by Nancy Keesing. Sydney: State Library of New South Wales Press (SLNSW Press). 124 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, light foxing inside covers & few pages, minor foxing edges, top corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This book was published after the death of Australian writer Nancy Keesing. The poems are selected and introduced by Meg Stewart. The photos include the author's parents. ISBN: 0730589242. Our Book No: 26833. $15 AUD.

136. Kefala, Antigone (2002). Summer Visit: Three Novellas. Newcastle, NSW: Giramondo Publishing Company / School of Language & Media, University Of Newcastle. 119 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition. A collection of three complementary novellas by the distinguished Australian poet Antigone Kefala. ISBN: 0957831153. Our Book No: 23257. $10 AUD.

137. Kefala, Antigone (2008). Sydney Journals: Reflections 1970 - 2000. Sydney, Artarmon: Giramondo Publishing Company / Writing & Society Research Group, University of Western Sydney. 246 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. Australian poet Antigone Kefala has written these journals from her home in the Sydney suburb of Annandale over a period of 30 years. The journals range widely, to Broken Hill and Wilcannia, Paris, Venice, Prague, and Athens. The domestic and public life of the period, the changing seasons, the ageing of the writer and her companions, and the dramatic beauty of the city and its landscapes are all recorded. ISBN: 9781920882402. Our Book No: 28630. $15 AUD.

138. Kelen, Kit (editor); Kent, Jean (editor) (2014). A Slow Combusting Hymn: Poetry from and about Newcastle and the Hunter Region. Bulahdelah, NSW: Association of Stories (ASM) and Cerberus Press. 328 pp. Paperback trade (with flaps), pale grey top edge, very good condition, top corner rear cover little bumped, minor edgewear. A poetic book of words for and from a place. The poems are based in the Hunter Region of NSW, centered on the city of Newcastle. The 64 authors express their own sense of time and their own sense of belonging (or not). ISBN: 9789996542718. Our Book No: 29242. $30 AUD.

139. Kendall, Henry; Moore, T. Inglis (editor) (1975). Selected Poems of Henry Kendall (Reprint ed) [Australian Literary Heritage Series]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 212 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), faint foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, edges little chipped), light foxing edges, pages lightly toned, edges & corners little rubbed. This book presents a truly representative and rounded picture of the life's work of a poet regarded both in England and at home at the time of his death in 1882 as the finest poet Australia had produced. The editor has written a biographical and critical introduction which adds substantially to the book's interest and usefulness to student and general reader alike. ISBN: 0207132429. Our Book No: 27844. $15 AUD.

140. Keneally, Tom; Johnson, Gillian (illustrator) (2003). Roos in Shoes (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. First edition. Children's picture story about the Drewe family who live on a farm and share their land with a tribe of kangaroos. When an electricity company threatens to throw them off their farm, the kangaroos decide to take action. This is a delightful rhyming tale from well-known Australian author Tom Keneally. ISBN: 1740518640. Our Book No: 16822. $20 AUD.

141. Ker Wilson, Barbara (1987). The Illustrated Treasury of Australian Stories and Verse for Children. Melbourne: Nelson. 320 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings (including frontispiece), black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket, top edge lightly foxed, base spine little rubbed, bookplates, bookshop label front pastedown. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This anthology, chosen by Barbara Ker Wilson, is arranged in chronological order. Presents an overall picture of the literature that young Australians have enjoyed since the first book for children was published in the colony of New South Wales, in 1841. Much of the material presented is from rare and precious volumes, and many of the stories were loved by parents, grandparents and great-grandparents of today's children. The illustrations show how artist style has changed over the years. A wonderful book to add to any literature collection. ISBN: 0170070123. Our Book No: 27015. $20 AUD.

142. Kershaw, Alister (1986). The Pleasure of Their Company. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 199 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, light rubbing spine ends, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, owner's rubber stamp. Australian poet who later moved to France, writes about people he knew in Australia, London and France. He writes with wit, warmth and delicate self-mockery. Includes Adrian Lawlor, P. R. (Inky) Stephensen, Roy Campbell, Henry Williamson, Richard Aldington, Oswald Mosley, George Gribble and Rachel Annand Taylor. ISBN: 0702219878. Our Book No: 22021. $10 AUD.

143. King, Suzanne (2005). Adventures of Penny and Motto the Persians. Dural, NSW: Suzanne King. 573 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour drawings, colour photos, minimal edgewear jacket. This book tells the story of the author's much loved Persian cats. Motto and Silva Penny, both show cats born in Australia with American ancestry, inspired her to write this collection of poems based on the story and actual events of their lives. This collection of poems, paintings, drawings and photos will delight children and cat-lovers alike. ISBN: 073166373X. Our Book No: 24440. $20 AUD.

144. Knox, Nicola (editor); Fowler, John (introduction) (2001). Walking the Bird: A Collection of Prose and Poetry by Older Writers. Sydney, Potts Point & Glebe: Kings Cross Community & Information Centre / Book House at Wild & Woolley. 112 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small scuff mark front cover (sticker removal), minor edgewear. Poems and stories chosen from submitted entries to a literary contest since 1997. This special book has been funded by the South Sydney Council as a community service (introduced by the mayor). The pieces come from all over New South Wales; however, in the main they reflect Sydney. ISBN: 1740181565. Our Book No: 22002. $10 AUD.

145. Laing, Uisdean (1964). Gu Tir Mo Luaidh (Dain Eilthireach, Sgeulachdan Agus Eachdraidh) (1st stated ed). Perth, Swanbourne: Hugh Laing. 72 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (minor marking & tears, reverse side toned), autograph (author's written dedication). A collection of poetry and prose translated into Gaelic, English translations of Gaelic poems, and original poems in English and Gaelic, by Western Australian teacher and education superintendent. Our Book No: 4085. $30 AUD.

146. Lawson, Henry (2006). Henry Lawson: Collected Works (1st ed). Adelaide, Stepney: Axiom Publishing. 190 + 10 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Booklet loosely inserted. An Australian collection of Henry Lawson's favourite poems and short stories. A reprint copy of the "Flour Bin" written in 1914 and published in the Mudgee Guardian, and in 1949 as a printed booklet, is included as a separate 10-page stapled thin card booklet. ISBN: 1864762144. Our Book No: 26875. $15 AUD.

147. Lawson, Henry; Kempster, Chris (compiler); Clark, Manning (introduction) (1989). The Songs of Henry Lawson with Music. Melbourne: Viking O'Neil / Penguin Books. 224 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos (some full-page, including frontispiece portrait), edges lightly foxed, corner front cover creased, minor edgewear & rubbing, autograph (compiler's written dedication) inside front cover. A marvellous collection of songs (with sheet music) from the popular Australian poet, including 'The Ballad of the Driver', 'Freedom on the Wallaby' and 'The Shearer's Dream'. These moving and sometimes rollicking verses were destined to be set to music. The tunes, arranged with chords for piano and guitar, have been collected from musicians around Australia and abroad, including well-known artists such as Slim Dusty, Smoky Dawson and George Dreyfus. Textual notes and contemporary photos complement the music and give a new dimension to the verses Australians know and love. The compiler is a foundation member of the Bush Music Club. ISBN: 0670902330. Our Book No: 25340. $30 AUD.

148. Lawson, Henry; King, John Anthony (illustrator) (1991). Mary Called Him "Mister". Sydney, Crows Nest: Macmillan. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, faint foxing title page, minor edgewear, label remains front pastedown. This illustrated collection of Henry Lawson poems for children illuminates an often neglected side of the Bush Ballad era: the life of women in the Bush - their strengths, their dreams, their hopes and their disappointments. ISBN: 0732905486. Our Book No: 25527. $10 AUD.

149. Lear, Edward (1982). A Book of Nonsense [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. Unnum pp. Hardback quarto, very good plus condition, colour cartoons, pictorial embossed blue cloth cover (gilt decoration & lettering), gilt edges, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Lear's famous book of nonsense verse was first published in 1846, and it was the first to popularize the format of limericks, a term however not commonly used until the 1890s. This facsimile is based on the Routledge colour edition of 1875. The cartoons are placed one or two per page, with one or two interleaved blank pages. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16935. $45 AUD.

150. Lewis, Tom; Oliver, Tony (illustrator) (1988). The Tartan Kangaroo (1st ed). Cairns: Childerset. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, small scratch front cover, light foxing endpapers, few tiny dents rear cover, top spine little bumped. A delightful children's book about a bagpipe-playing Kangaroo who visits an outback town, and finds himself unwelcome until the greedy people in the town decide to make money from him. The charming illustrations and the rhyming words will interest any age. ISBN: 0949130249. Our Book No: 29729. $30 AUD.

151. Lichtenstadter, IIse (1976). Introduction to Classical Arabic Literature with Selections from Representative Works in English Translation. New York: Schocken Books. 392 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top corner tips few pages little worn, edges lightly marked, tiny scuff mark spine, minor edgewear. The first part of the work consists of a long introductory essay that surveys the history of Arabic literature from pre-Islamic times through its high period in the Middle Ages. The second part of the volume, comprising somewhat more than half the work, is a representative selection of the literature itself, beginning with some pre-Islamic poetry and including, among many other things, a portion of Muhammad ibn Ishaq's Life of Muhammad, selections of traditions, philosophical writings of Al-Ghazali, some poetry of Al-Maari, and travel writing by Ibn Battutah. ISBN: 0805205500. Our Book No: 24842. $12 AUD.

152. Lindsay, Hilarie (editor); Paddison, Jean (foreword) (1993). Beyond the Black Stump of My Pencil. Sydney: Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW). 147 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny dent fore-edge front cover & few pages, few light dents & scratches covers. This book is an anthology of prose and verse, written by members of the Isolated Writers Regional of the Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW). ISBN: 0909497702. Our Book No: 26036. $15 AUD.

153. Lindsay, Jack (1968). Meetings with Poets: Memories of Dylan Thomas, Edith Sitwell, Louis Aragon, Paul Eluard, Tristan Tzara (1st ed). London: Frederick Muller. 245 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing edges, pages faintly toned, faint foxing & toning reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, tiny tear corner, flap clipped), light foxing endpapers. A valuable narrative of meetings with Dylan Thomas and other notable poets, by the British-based literary son of Australian artist Norman Lindsay. Our Book No: 28274. $20 AUD.

154. Lindsay, Jack; Finley, F. (drawings) (2006). Spanish Main and Tavern (Facsimile ed). Stoke-on-Trent: Lytlewode Press. unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto in matching slipcase, blue cloth boards, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, autograph (publisher's written name). (No. 26 of a limited edition of 120 copies, each numbered and autographed by the publisher.) This is the rarest of all books to be published by the Fanfrolico Press, and is published here as a facsimile by Lytlewode Press, 82 years after the original work was printed by John Kirtley, Jack Lindsay and Philip Lindsay. A precursor to the Fanfrolico Press, the Panurgian Society, was based in Sydney. The publication of this facsimile edition fulfils a commitment the publisher made to John Arnold and Jack Lindsay years ago at the time Robert C. Littlewood published Raymond Lindsay's "A Letter From Sydney", which was edited by John Arnold. ISBN: 9781905611058. Our Book No: 28596. $160 AUD.

155. Lindsay, Jack (editor); Stephensen, P. R. (editor) (1928). The London Aphrodite: A Literary Journal (6 issues). London: Fanfrolico Press. Each issue: 100 pp. Each issue: Paperback octavo, good plus condition, card cover, single black & white plate, pages faintly toned, tide marks spine & adjacent rear cover (v5 only) (previous water contact now dry), rear cover stained (v6 only), minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Six issues (all published) of this controversial literary journal, containing short stories, poetry and essays. The content is written for "a point of view which equally outrages the modernist and the reactionary", as both perspectives are subject to criticism. Both editors and many contributors are Australian. Our Book No: 16499. $80 AUD.

156. Lisle, Mary (1947). The Secret Fire: Poems (1st ed) [Folios of Australian Poetry]. Melbourne: Meanjin Press. 30 pp. Paperback trade, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), card covers, light foxing jacket (small edge tears, corners worn), minimal foxing covers, minor spinewear, faint tide marks corners & fore-edges (previous water contact now dry), pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written dedication). Poems by well-known Australian poet. Our Book No: 27631. $13 AUD.

157. Littlewood, Robert C.; Lindsay, Peter (1980). 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 (Limited ed). Melbourne: Jester Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, quarter-bound (cloth cover, leather spine), very good plus condition, black & white etchings, autograph (author's written name). (Copy no 25 of a limited edition of 100 autographed copies). 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. ISBN: 0959638520. Our Book No: 28578. $150 AUD.

158. Llewellyn, Kate (1990). Honey Poems (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Hawthorn: Hudson Publishing. 120 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, faint foxing edges, autograph (author's written dedication). This is a special book of verse written with warmth and feeling by the author of "The Waterlily". ISBN: 0949873152. Our Book No: 26987. $15 AUD.

159. Lloyd, Peter (1997). Black Swans. Adelaide: Wakefield Press. 88 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Poems by Australian who provides housing for the under-privileged. The poems cover a range of topics from satires and parodies to garden poems, and even poems about poems. Demonstrates skilful use of simile and metaphor to describe the beautiful and the absurd. ISBN: 1862543984. Our Book No: 10451. $10 AUD.

160. Lydgate, John; Van Der Westhuizen, J. E. (editor) (1974). The Life of Saint Alban and Saint Amphibal. Leiden: E. J. Brill. 319 pp. Hardback octavo, red-brown cloth cover, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, appendices, notes. The first critical edition of the monk Lydgate's rhetorical poem, written in 1439, about the life of two young saints who lived during the Roman occupation of Britain about 250 AD. ISBN: 9004038795. Our Book No: 12821. $50 AUD.

161. Macartney, Frederick T. (1955). Furnley Maurice (Frank Wilmot). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 106 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, pages lightly toned, slight loss spine ends & corners jacket (edges torn & repaired, little faded), minor edgewear. Frank Leslie Thompson Wilmot, who wrote as "Furnley Maurice" - in addition to his significance as an Australian poet - was prominent throughout that interesting period of transition from the horse-and-buggy days to modern times. He was a manager at the famous Cole's Book Arcade in Melbourne for many years. The author had a long and close friendship with his fellow poet. Our Book No: 23934. $10 AUD.

162. MacCallum, J.; Dowman, Walter (illustrator) (1943). Australian Animals (no date ed). Sydney: Currawong Press. 70 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, card covers, concealed staples, black & white illustrations, covers & pages little creased, light foxing inside covers & few pages, corners front cover creased, slight loss spine ends, spine little faded, rear cover little toned, few small closed tears, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1943.) This little children's picture book consists of a drawing, poem and text about 16 well-known Australian animals. The verses combine with the illustrations to make this a very interesting booklet that will appeal to anyone wanting to learn about Australia's fascinating wildlife. Muir 4424. Our Book No: 28361. $18 AUD.

163. Macintyre, Duncan Ban; Macleod, Angus (editor) (1952). The Songs of Duncan Ban Macintyre (1st ed) [Scottish Gaelic Texts]. Edinburgh: Scottish Gaelic Texts Society / Oliver & Boyd. 581 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, top edge gilt, roughly cut page edges, light internal toning & foxing, endpapers little foxed & toned, edges toned, spine ends lightly worn, rear cover corners little bumped, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This wonderful old book contains the songs of 18th century Gaelic poet Duncan Ban Macintyre, who was born at Glenorchy, Argyleshire, Scotland, in the year 1724. He began to compose songs at age 23. The Gaelic words appear opposite the English translation by Macleod (edited, with notes and introduction). Our Book No: 28839. $30 AUD.

164. Mackellar, Dorothy; Hilder, J. J. (illustrator) (1983). My Country: A Poem by Dorothea Mackellar with Decorations and Illustrations by J. J. Hilder (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 6 pp. Paperback small, stapled, illustrated card covers, very good condition, colour illustrations, bottom corner creased front cover, spine little creased, staples little rusted. This delightful little book is a blend of words and pictures. The watercolour paintings were first published in "The Art of J. J. Hilder" in 1918. The well-loved artist who died at age 35, and the well-loved poet who was loved for her poems about nature, shared a rare talent for evoking the infinite and varied moods of nature in the Australian landscape. ISBN: 020714561X. Our Book No: 29525. $14 AUD.

165. Mahoney, Blair (2011). Poetry Reloaded (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 292 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour text-photos, rear cover creased, few scratches front cover, corner tips covers & pages little worn. This textbook is an innovative and modern resource that refreshes the study of poetry for secondary students. The book uses a student-friendly language and writing style to bring students into the poetry world. The book demonstrates how poetry is relevant to many of the things that interest students today - music, film, comics, TV and sport. There are full-colour illustrations, focus questions, annotated poems, poet biographies, comprehensive glossary of poetic forms, terms and techniques to help students understand and remember key concepts. A very helpful reference textbook. ISBN: 9780521746618. Our Book No: 27838. $35 AUD.

166. Malouf, David (1980). Neighbours in a Thicket (2nd ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 65 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear, loosely inserted newspaper clippings. This book of poems recreates both a personal history and a survivor's record of our contemporary Dark Ages. The poems are sinister, witty, fantastical, passionate. They go between times and continents, and through a varying landscape of moods. ISBN: 0702215473. Our Book No: 29642. $20 AUD.

167. Malouf, David (1981). David Malouf: Selected Poems [A&R Modern Poets]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 119 pp. Paperback small, very good condition. A selection of the Australian poets best poems, taken from his previous books, plus several poems not previously published in collections. ISBN: 0207141088. Our Book No: 3892. $10 AUD.

168. Malouf, David (1999). An Imaginary Life (Reprint ed). London: Vintage. 156 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, early cover design, minor edgewear. A brilliant novel full of adventure by Australian writer. His second novel and winner of the 1979 NSW Premier's Literary Award. The story is told by the Roman poet Ovid in exile on the northeastern boundary of the empire at the edge of the great Russian steppes. ISBN: 0099273845. Our Book No: 20763. $10 AUD.

169. Malouf, David (2007). Typewriter Music (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 82 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, few small marks jacket (few closed tears, title little faded spine). A new collection of poetry by the Australian novelist - intelligent, but steps lightly among the daily objects of life. The poems affirm the mystical delights of music, angels and fields. ISBN: 9780702236310. Our Book No: 28888. $17 AUD.

170. Malouf, David (2009). Ransom (Reprint ed). Sydney: Knopf. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Reprint edition. Australian novel, in which the author revisits Homer's Iliad (the Ancient Greek epic poem), adding a new and uplifting dimension to the classic story of rage, pride and grief. Written with lightness and humanity, and profoundly affecting, this novel reflects upon the bonds between dear friends, fathers and sons, and bitter enemies. ISBN: 9781741668377. Our Book No: 15594. $10 AUD.

171. Malouf, David (2009). Ransom (1st ed). Sydney: Knopf. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Australian novel, in which the author revisits Homer's Iliad (the Ancient Greek epic poem), adding a new and uplifting dimension to the classic story of rage, pride and grief. Written with lightness and humanity, and profoundly affecting, this novel reflects upon the bonds between dear friends, fathers and sons, and bitter enemies. ISBN: 9781741668377. Our Book No: 15594A. $15 AUD.

172. Marciuliano, Francesco (2012). I Could Pee On This, and Other Poems by Cats (Reprint ed). San Francisco: Chronicle Books. 112 pp. Hardback very small, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), colour photos. A little gift picture book of irreverent poems written by a cat. Many cute pictures of cats. ISBN: 9781452110585. Our Book No: 15224. $10 AUD.

173. Marquis, Don (1982). Archy and Mehitabel (Reprint ed). London: Faber & Faber. 166 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, minor edgewear. Archy is a cockroach who writes free verse on an office typewriter. Mehitabel is a cat who claims she was once Cleopatra. As she can't type, Archy - a wit, scandalmonger and philosopher - is forced to be her reporter. Delightful. ISBN: 0571056660. Our Book No: 11853. $10 AUD.

174. Marsden, John (2000). For Weddings and a Funeral: Special Poems for Special Occasions (Reprint ed). Sydney: Macmillan. 151 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed & scratched). This book of poems is suitable for special occasions with an introduction by the author who is well-known for his young adult fiction novels. ISBN: 0732908523. Our Book No: 27654. $15 AUD.

175. Marshall-Stoneking, Billy; Tjapangarti, Tutama (illustrator) (1990). Singing the Snake: Poems from the Western Desert 1979 - 1988 (Reprint ed). Sydney, North Ryde: Angus & Robertson. 97 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, few black & white photos, minor edgewear corners. The author has had a long association with the Pintupi people of Central Australia which has helped him to understand the Aboriginal ways. He also lived and worked at Papunya Aboriginal Settlement in the Norther Territory. The illustrations bring real meaning to these very special poems. ISBN: 0207163219. Our Book No: 29438. $18 AUD.

176. Matthews, Brian (1988). Louisa [Lawson] (Reprint ed). Melbourne: McPhee Gribble / Penguin Books. 421 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages faintly toned, few light scratches rear cover, minor edgewear. The author tells the story of Louisa Lawson who was a publisher, journalist, poet, inventor, women's rights agitator, and mother of Henry Lawson. Awarded the 1988 New South Wales State Literary Award, Victorian Premier's Literary Award, and the Australian Literature Gold Medal. ISBN: 0140108645. Our Book No: 29080. $15 AUD.

177. McCall, Rupert; Eales, John (foreword) (1996). Green and Gold Malaria. Melbourne: Mandarin / Reed Books. 115 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minimal edgewear. Modern-day poet reflects with humour on the Australian character. His new volume poetry, said to be a modern-day Banjo Paterson. ISBN: 1863306099. Our Book No: 6971. $10 AUD.

178. McCanles, Michael (1992). Jonsonian Discriminations: The Humanist Poet and the Praise of True Nobility (1st ed). Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 306 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges & pages lightly toned, bottom corner rear cover bumped, spine jacket lightly faded (covers little creased, minor edgewear). The author analyses the contrastive forms in discussions of Jonson's prosody, his use of homonymy and synonymy, and of metaphor. This study shows that Jonson understood the ideological and rhetorical dimensions of the vera nobilitas argument within an ongoing meditation on his own claim to status in the aristocratic establishment of early 17th-century England, which means that his poetry is a record of his thoughts on his own literary career and its ambitions. ISBN: 0802059554. Our Book No: 27113. $20 AUD.

179. McCourt, Malachy (2002). Danny Boy: The Legend of the Beloved Irish Ballad (1st ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 141 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, faint foxing top edge. The author explores the truth behind the legend of this ballad written by Frederic Weatherly in 1910, and usually set to the Irish tune of the "Londonderry Air". Through interviews with musicologists, historians, academics, celebrities and Irish icons, McCourt traces the complex evolution and enduring mystique of "Danny Boy" in an unforgettable tribute that brilliantly weaves history with folklore. ISBN: 0143001086. Our Book No: 25665. $15 AUD.

180. McCulloch, Ann (2005). Dance of the Nomad: A Study of the Selected Notebooks of A. D. Hope. Canberra: Pandanus Books. 366 pp. Paperback large thick octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, corner tips front cover lightly worn. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. An analysis of a thematic selection of Hope's notebooks reveals him to be relentless in his experimentation with ideas. Revealing the originality of his thinking and the astonishing range of his reading and interests, this book is a testament to the intellect of one of Australia's towering poets and literary figures. ISBN: 1740761685. Our Book No: 23135. $24 AUD.

181. McNicoll, A. W. R.; Ingleton, G. C. (illustrator) (1932). Sea Voices (Limited ed). Sydney: Golden Lantern Press. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback octavo, good condition, original dark green cloth cover (gilt vignette, edges & spine faded), de-accessioned EX-LIBRARY, top edge gilt, fore-edge untrimmed, spine label overlays label marks & digits. G. C. Ingleton produced this book of poetry on board HMAS Canberra during a cruise around Australia in August to November, 1932. (Limited edition of 260 or 298 copies.) SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13326. $20 AUD.

182. McNutt, Mollie (1920). Songs of Bushland (Reprint ed). Sydney: Winn & Co (Printers). 95 pp. Paperback trade, fair condition, illustrated card covers, yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins), small pieces missing cover edges, little loss spine ends, covers little faded, minor foxing & light toning pages. A reading copy of a charming small book of poetry about Australia's bushland and the wonderful birds and animals the author loved. This book has has been well-loved in the past and would make a nice addition to an Australian nature book collection. Cover illustration: kookaburra and magpie in a tree. Our Book No: 26567. $25 AUD.

183. Menz, Robert L. (1997). A Memoir of a Pastoral Counseling Practice. New York: Haworth Pastoral. 95 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition. By chaplain-counsellor, and academic at an Ohio community college. A collection of humorous and inspirational vignettes and poetry that reframe life's situations into a holistic and inclusive perspective. ISBN: 0789002698. Our Book No: 16111. $10 AUD.

184. Morrison, Yvonne; Hinde, Deborah (illustrator) (2006). A Kiwi Night Before Christmas (Reprint ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic. 24 pp. Paperback quarto (rear flap), very good plus condition, colour drawings, music CD at rear, press-out model. A New Zealand children's picture story about Christmas in the middle of a New Zealand summer. Santa is dressed in singlet and shorts, uses a miniature tractor pulled by eight flying sheep. This is a Kiwi version of the well-loved Clement C. Moore poem. This humorous book includes a CD, plus an intact press-out model of the Kiwi bach, for children to make themselves. ISBN: 9781869437954. Our Book No: 25995. $10 AUD.

185. Morrison, Yvonne; Stanley, David (illustrator) (2010). Out in the Bush (Reprint ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minimal edgewear. This beautiful children's picture book visits the Australian bush to see how many animals and birds can be found. Each creature has a verse and number counting from one to ten. A fun way to learn to count. The easy text and large colourful illustrations makes this book suitable for any age. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780864618092. Our Book No: 28178. $12 AUD.

186. Moynihan, Cornelius; Hingston, A. J. (illustrator) (1985). The Feast of the Bunya: An Aboriginal Ballad (Facsimile ed). Brisbane: Olden Days Promotions and Publications / Watson Ferguson & Company. 104 pp. Paperback very small square, very good condition, colour & black & white plates, black & white text-illustrations, top spine little bumped, covers & spine little scuffed, minor edgewear, sticker mark rear cover. This Aboriginal ballad was first published in 1901. This facsimile edition was reset and reprinted in 1985. The plates and the notes at the end of the book explain the ballad, and how it came into print. Includes the triennial festival at Mobolon in the Bunya Mountains, a method of cooking the nuts, and early history, including murders and depredation by natives in the district. Our Book No: 29265. $16 AUD.

187. Mumbulla, Percy; Robinson, Roland; Bancroft, Bronwyn (illustrator) (1997). Minah: A Poem in Four Parts. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, corners. This children's picture story was originally told to Roland Robinson, who was great admirer of Percy Mumbulla's Aboriginal stories. This is the first publication of Percy's work in many years (from the Yuin people, southcoast New South Wales) . The beautiful and emotional illustrations give an insight into Aboriginal family life and puts a new perspective on this well-known poem. Suitable for older children. ISBN: 0207191697. Our Book No: 29384. $10 AUD.

188. Murphy, Sally; Grantford, Jacqui (illustrator) (2006). Pemberthy Bear (1st ed). Sydney, Allambie Heights: New Frontier Publishing. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, very good condition, colour drawings (most full-page), spine ends little bumped, tiny scuff spine. This beautiful book is the story of a rather gruff toy bear who wanted to be left alone. However, Primula doll had other ideas and urged him to join in the games and songs with the other toys. He then became a happy and sociable bear. The story is told by using rhyming words. This very colourful and easy-to-read book will appeal to younger children. ISBN: 1921042494. Our Book No: 27859. $20 AUD.

189. Murray, Amelia Jane (1985). A Regency Lady's Faery Bower. London: William Collins. 64 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour plates, minor edgewear jacket (tiny dent front cover). Amelia Jane Murray, born in 1800 on the Isle of Man, painted a magical series of fairy pictures which have never been previously published. Flowers, birds and winged insects are all careful studies in natural history. The seascapes are both romantic and real. Amelia left no explanation for her drawings. The text of this beautiful children's picture book attempts to complement the pictures with a combination of poetry and appreciation. Suitable for older children and adults who appreciate art and literature. ISBN: 0001950398. Our Book No: 29540. $15 AUD.

190. Murray, Les (1999). The Quality of Sprawl: Thoughts About Australia. Sydney: Duffy & Snellgrove. 239 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor foxing top edge. Prose pieces by the leading Australian poet, about Australians and their customs. A collection of his thoughts about Australian history and attitudes to clothes, religion, the republic, the bush, and Aussie customs. ISBN: 1875989560. Our Book No: 15723. $10 AUD.

191. Mystery, John (1947). John Mystery's Why Birds Sing [Laugh and Learn with Bookie Worm]. Sydney: Publicity Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, card cover, stapled, black & white & colour drawings, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, late 1940s, Trove catalogue.) Children's picture story, told in verse, about why birds sing - they are really fairies ! Our Book No: 16570. $25 AUD.

192. Neidjie, Bill; Davis, Stephen; Fox, Allan (1986). Australia's Kakadu Man: Bill Neidjie (Revised ed). Darwin: Resource Managers. 97 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, partly published on yellow paper, endpaper map. The story of an Aboriginal man of the Gagudju community, Northern Territory, who is concerned about uranium mining on traditional lands. ISBN: 0958945802. Our Book No: 3412B. $15 AUD.

193. Nel, Philip (2005). Dr. Seuss: American Icon (1st p/b ed). New York: Continuum. 301 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos. A biography and evaluation one of the most influential authors and artists of the 20th century: Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss. The author looks at his poetry, politics, art, marketing, and place in the popular imagination. A wonderful book for everyone who knows and loves his wonderful children's stories. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0826417086. Our Book No: 21753. $15 AUD.

194. Nelson, Thomas (1894). Children's Treasury of Pictures and Stories 1894. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons. 128 pp. Hardback small wide octavo, good condition, colour pictorial cover, black & white drawings (many full-page), front free flyleaf removed, endpapers little toned, edgewear & spinewear, owner's rubber stamp. An early issue of an illustrated annual series books for children, containing short stories and verse. First story: Little Jack and What a "Sunbeam" Did for Him. Rear cover: Greedy Puppies, in verse by H. M. Whitlaw. Our Book No: 4273. $20 AUD.

195. Nerval, [Gerard de] (1944). Les Filles du Feu [Les Tresors de la Literature Francaise]. Geneva: Editions d'Art Albert Skira. 287 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, half-bound (paper-covered boards, cream leather spine & corner tips), edges untrimmed & faintly foxed. (Estimated date, 1944. Originally published in 1854.) A volume of short stories or idylls: Introduction - Angelique - Sylvie - Chansons et legendes du Valois - Octavie - Isis - Pandora. Note: "Sylvie" is his most famous story (novelette). Les Chimeres - a sequence of twelve poems in the form of sonnets - is appended. Our Book No: 15665. $25 AUD.

196. Newton, T. (1982). The New Game of the Mansion of Bliss: In Verse [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 16 pp. Paperback very small, very good plus condition, folio (very large) folded colour game sheet (superior cloth) loosely inserted, pictorial cardboard sleeve, all in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a children's game and instruction booklet (both fitted into a facsimile pictorial cardboard sleeve), originally published by W. & T. Darton (map-seller), London, in 1810. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16939. $25 AUD.

197. Nilsson, Eleanor; Argent, Kerry (illustrator) (2004). A Bush Birthday (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear corners & spine. A delightful children's picture book about a koala's birthday celebration written in verse. The colourful drawings and poems will keep any age interested to the happy conclusion. ISBN: 1862910936. Our Book No: 28624. $12 AUD.

198. Nister, Ernest (1979). Revolving Pictures: A Reproduction from an Antique Book (Reprint ed). London: Collins. Unnum 12 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour illustrations, corners lightly bumped. All six pictures have their ribbon tabs in place which is unusual for this style of book. The original Revolving Pictures book was published in 1892 by Ernest Nister of London. This reproduction features the unique changing pictures, the delicate illustrations and the delightful verses from the original book. A charming children's picture story about animals sure to delight children of all ages. ISBN: 0001956477. Our Book No: 22942. $15 AUD.

199. Noble, J W; Townsend, Peter (illustrator) (2008). Fergus Ferry: Second Fleet (6 booklets) (1st ed). Sydney South: Snowball Press. Each book: Unnum 32 pp. Each book: Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few light corner creases. All in thick pictorial slipcase. Australian children's pictorial stories about Fergus the ferry and his many adventures. (Not about transporting convicts to Australia.) The rhyming text and bright colourful pictures will delight any age. The stories: Fergus to the rescue, Fergus and Boris, Fergus goes bang!, Fergus and Angus, Fergus and the whale, Fergus breaks loose. ISBN: 9780980531893. Our Book No: 29436. $30 AUD.

200. Noble, J W; Townsend, Peter (illustrator) (2008). Fergus Ferry: First Fleet (6 booklets) (1st ed). Sydney South: Snowball Press. Each book: Unnum 32 pp. Each book: Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few light corner creases. All in thick pictorial slipcase. Australian children's pictorial stories about Fergus the ferry and his many adventures. (Not about transporting convicts to Australia.) The rhyming text and bright colourful pictures will delight any age. The stories: Fergus the ferry, Fergus at the fire, Fergus makes a difference, Fergus at the zoo, Fergus at the race, Fergus at the fireworks. ISBN: 9780980531824. Our Book No: 29435. $30 AUD.

201. Noble, J W; Townsend, Peter (illustrator) (2010). Fergus Ferry: Third Fleet (6 booklets) (1st ed). Sydney South: Snowball Press. Each book: Unnum 32 pp. Each book: Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour drawings, few light corner creases. All in thick pictorial slipcase. Australian children's pictorial stories about Fergus the ferry and his many adventures. (Not about transporting convicts to Australia.) The rhyming text and bright colourful pictures will delight any age. The stories: Fergus joins the search, Fergus and the hydro, Fergus and Max, Fergus and Lady Jane, High tide Fergus, Fergus and Ark. ISBN: 9780980734201. Our Book No: 29437. $30 AUD.

202. O'Harris, Pixie (1982). The Pixie O Harris Fairy Book: Stories and Verse. Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 63 pp. Paperback quarto, two dustjackets, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), stapled (rust marks about staples), black & white & single-colour drawings, colour drawing tipped-in (jacket & frontispiece), minor edgewear, otherwise intact and excellent. Facsimile edition, originally published in 1925. Stories and verse by Lynette Yardley, Gwen M. Cock, Eva Lawton and Pixie O. Harris. Illustrated in colour, wash and line, by Pixie O Harris. Has two dustjackets. The top dustjacket is plain (small edge tear). The bottom black dustjacket (with flaps) is fixed to cover at spine (gilt lettering, with tipped-in colour plate). ISBN: 0727016016. Our Book No: 3831. $50 AUD.

203. O'Regan, William (1817). Memoirs of the Legal, Literary, and Political Life of the Late the Right Honourable John Philpot Curran, Once Master of the Rolls in Ireland (1st ed). London / Dublin: James Harper / Richard Milliken. 316 pp. Hardback (22.0 x 14.0 cm), good plus condition, quarter-bound light brown calf leather binding along spine (lightly mottled, black spine label with gilt lettering), patterned brown cloth cover, grey endpapers (sticker), pages lightly toned, corner tips frayed (first & last few pages), edges toned, minimal foxing (mostly last few pages). First edition. Title continues: "Comprising Copious Anecdotes of his Wit and Humour; and a Selection of His Poetry [etc]". A barrister records the memoirs of Curran (1750 - 1817), a popular Irish lawyer, politician, orator, wit and poet. He supported parliamentary reform and Catholic emancipation, and he defended in court a number of Irishmen against their Protestant accusers. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12606. $20 AUD.

204. Odgers, Sally Farrell; Laroche, Sandra (illustrator) (1987). Angie the Brave (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Walter McVitty Books. 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, spine little creased, minor edgewear. This charming children's story, told in rhyming verse by the author, is beautifully illustrated in line and water colour wash by Sandra Laroche. Angie has many adventures to fill her day. ISBN: 0949183156. Our Book No: 23736. $10 AUD.

205. Opie, Iona; Opie, Peter (1980). A Nursery Companion (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 128 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, top corners boards little bumped, few tiny dents edges boards, minor edgewear jacket (small closed tear), written & dated dedication. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book, the celebration of an epoch, brings together the contents of many of the early years of the 19th century in children's books. There are classics like "The Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard", "The History of the House that Jack Built", and the traditional tale of the "Old Woman and her Pig". The earliest known collection of limericks is reprinted in full for the first time, and the collection that was the inspiration for Lear to write his 'nonsenses'. ISBN: 0192122134. Our Book No: 28088. $28 AUD.

206. Orbell, Margaret (1991). Waiata: Maori Songs in History (1st ed). Auckland: Reed Books. 116 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear, top edge lightly foxed, owner's written name. An anthology, introduced and translated by the author, who has been working with these manuscripts for 25 years. In this new anthology, she places traditional Maori songs (waiata) of the 19th century in their social and political setting, conveying the poet's responses to Maori trauma. ISBN: 0790001837. Our Book No: 26362. $20 AUD.

207. Orr, Stewart; Brymer, John (1909). Gammon and Spinach. London, Glasgow & Dublin: Blackie & Son. 104 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, good condition, red cloth spine, pictorial board cover (soiled, considerable edgewear, rear cover very scuffed), grey endpapers, full-page colour drawings, first few & last few pages foxed (otherwise minimal internally), small edge tears, scuffing few pages, written & dated dedication. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Estimated date, 1909, written dedication.) A scarce collectible children's picture book, verses by John Brymer, drawings by Stewart Orr. Consists of a series of vignettes (4-line verse) with colour picture on facing page, separated from the next pair by two blank pages. Our Book No: 16431. $200 AUD.

208. Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul; Rentoul, Annie; McVittty, Walter (foreword) (2003). Elves & Fairies (3rd selected ed). Melbourne: Lothian Books. 74 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour full-page drawings, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Verses by Annie R. Rentoul about fairies, with beautiful illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. This Australian children's classic was originally published by Lothian in 1916. The beautiful drawings and whimsical verse bring these elves and fairies to life again in this edition. ISBN: 0734405588. Our Book No: 29277. $30 AUD.

209. Owen, Wilfred; Hibberd, Dominic; Hovey, William (2007). Wilfred Owen: War Poems and Others (Reprint ed). Sydney: Random House. 178 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor creases covers, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. This edition contains all Wilfred Owen's war poetry, the most famous English poet of WW1. Has an introduction and notes by Dominic Hibberd. Also includes an Historical Introduction & Study Guide written for Australian students by William Tovey. The Study Guide has a full list of books and other resources relevant to the study of the Australian experience of the First World War (WW1), and a selection of assignments and activities for student use. ISBN: 0900882468. Our Book No: 28679. $10 AUD.

210. Page, Geoff (2006). Lawrie & Shirley, the Final Cadenza: A Movie in Verse (1st ed). Canberra: Pandanus Books. 121 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, tiny mark fore-edge, minor edgewear. This is a romantic comedy-in-verse about a couple's late-life love affair. ISBN: 1740762142. Our Book No: 25744. $20 AUD.

211. Palacios, Alex; Osegeda, Roy C. Boland (translator) (2009). Simplemente Poesia: Simply Poetry. Sydney, Willoughby: Cervantes Publishing. 205 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, autograph (author's written dedication). Bilingual edition. Poems in Spanish, by the Chilean-Australian poet. The poems have a strong autobiographical flavour. The poems are translated into English in the second half of the book. There is a short biography of the poet at the front of both the Spanish and English sections. ISBN: 9780949274281. Our Book No: 16104. $20 AUD.

212. Palmer, Vance; Sutherland, Margaret (1950). Old Australian Bush Ballads [Imperial Edition No. 639: Plate B5457]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 30 pp. Paperback small folio, card cover (stapled), very good condition, sticker mark front cover. (Copyright date, 1950.) A collection of 13 Australian bush ballads, from "Ballad of Ben Hall" to "Wild Colonial Boy". Collected by Palmer, with sheet music restored by Sutherland. Palmer, in a preface, deplores the loss of so much material during the last 45 years. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13839. $12 AUD.

213. Parker, B.; Parker, N. (1979). The History of the Hoppers. Sydney, Hunters Hill: David Ell Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, sepia (brown-coloured) drawings (little colour, most full-page), bottom corner rear cover & a few pages lightly worn, minor edgewear. Children's story about a family of kangaroos running a general store. The verses and anthropomorphic illustrations will appeal to any age. Originally published in 1912. Verses by B. Parker, drawings by N. Parker. ISBN: 0908197098. Our Book No: 27322. $20 AUD.

214. Paterson, A. B.; Niland, Kilmeny (illustrator) (2013). Clancy of the Overflow (Reprint ed). Sydney, Gosford: Scholastic Press. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations (most full-page), minor edgewear, reader creases along spine, bottom corners front & rear cover creased. Artist Kilmeny Niland captured Clancy both as he may have been and as we imagine he was, blending him into his natural environment and contrasting his lifestyle with that of the dirt, dust and noise of the city. This very readable children's picture book of Banjo Paterson's classic poem and Niland's paintings will fascinate and entertain all ages. ISBN: 9781741697131. Our Book No: 29741. $18 AUD.

215. Paterson, A. B. (Banjo) (1934). Happy Dispatches (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 210 + 2 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing,as usual), good plus condition, red cloth cover (black lettering, spine faintly faded), frontispiece portrait, edges & endpapers slightly foxed (minor few pages), front free endpaper toned (other pages faintly toned), some edgewear. First edition. Australia's great bush poet also was a war correspondent during the Boer War, and during WW1 he served in Egypt and Palestine. He describes meetings with Lord Roberts, Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, Viscount Allenby, "Chinese" Morrison (among other famous people). Our Book No: 17351. $80 AUD.

216. Paterson, A. B. (Banjo); King, Jonathan (introduction) (2003). The Man From Snowy River and Other Verses: Commemorative Centennial Edition (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 184 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. A souvenir edition, reproduced to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first publication by Angus & Robertson of "The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses" by Andrew Barton Paterson ('The Banjo'). It contains exactly the same 46 ballads selected by Banjo. Paterson and George Robertson for the October 1895 edition. ISBN: 0207191735. Our Book No: 25432. $16 AUD.

217. Paterson, A. B. (Banjo) (2009). An Outback Marriage. Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 253 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, blue board covers (black lettering & vignette & decorative border), very good condition, minor edgewear. Banjo Paterson is well-known and loved for his poetry, but less known for his funny and warm novels about Australian life. This novel is about an Englishman on a tour of the colonies, who gets more than he bargained for when he sets out to find the heir to a fortune. ISBN: 9780670073610. Our Book No: 24737. $16 AUD.

218. Paterson, A. B. (Banjo); Wilson, Mark (illustrator) (2015). We're All Australians Now (1st ed). Sydney: HarperCollins Children's Books. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small wide quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour & black & white & single-colour drawings, spine ends little rubbed. In 1915, Australia's much-loved bush poet Banjo Paterson wrote, as an open letter to the troops, a poem he titled 'We're All Australians Now'. In this beautifully illustrated children's picture book, award-winning illustrator Mark Wilson brings the spirit of the poem to life, in memory of those who fought in World War 1 (WW1). Suggested reading: Primary School age. ISBN: 9780732296476. Our Book No: 29742. $20 AUD.

219. Paterson, Rose; Roderick, Colin (editor) (2000). Rose Paterson's Illalong Letters 1873 - 1888 (1st ed). Sydney, East Roseville: Kangaroo Press. 224 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book contains the letters that Rose Paterson wrote to her sister Nora. The odd, the unexpected, the humorous, the tragic and the shocking are all part of her story. Rose spent the best part of her life at Illalong, an isolated sheep station in western New South Wales, where she brought up seven children in tough circumstances. One of these children, Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson, was to gain fame as one of Australia's most popular poets. Rose's letters, rescued from oblivion by Banjo's biographer, reveal a woman devoted to her family, with strong powers of observation. ISBN: 0731809262. Our Book No: 28238. $20 AUD.

220. Patterson, Frank Allen (1966). The Middle English Penitential Lyric: A Study and Collection of Early Religious Verse (Facsimile ed). New York: AMS Press, Inc. 203 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, good plus condition, minor pencil underlining, few tiny biro ticks, minor edgewear. (Originally published, 1911, this is the 1966 facsimile.) The investigation of the relations of the Middle English religious lyric to various other kinds of lyric poetry that were well known in the 13th and 14th centuries. The completed monograph has taken the form of a collection of 69 lyrics, with extensive notes and an introduction that sums up the results of the more minute study. Our Book No: 21046. $10 AUD.

221. Pease, Donald E. (2010). Theodor Seuss Geisel (Reprint ed) [Lives and Legacies Series]. Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 178 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side faintly foxed). A biography and appraisal of one of the most influential children's authors and artists of the 20th century: Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss. The author looks at the American's poetry, politics, art, marketing, and place in the popular imagination. The book also contains many of Dr. Seuss's lesser-known illustrations, including college drawings, insecticide ads, and wartime political cartoons. A wonderful book for everyone who knows and loves his wonderful children's stories. ISBN: 9780195323023. Our Book No: 29306. $16 AUD.

222. Pennington, Richard; Wilkes, G. A. Professor (foreword) (1970). Christopher Brennan: Some Recollections. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 54 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (lightly rubbed, tiny scuff front cover). 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. ISBN: 0207953228. Our Book No: 26784. $15 AUD.

223. Petch, Simon (1981). The Art of Philip Larkin (1st ed) [Sydney Studies in Literature]. Sydney: Sydney University Press. 108 pp. Hardback small thin, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, edges little foxed, reverse side jacket lightly foxed. This book is a study of the well-known British poet, Philip Larkin. The bias is critical rather than historical or biographical. The main concern is with the poems - however detailed discussion of the novels is incorporated. ISBN: 0424000903. Our Book No: 26977. $15 AUD.

224. Pickersgill, M. Gertrude (1947). Practical Miming (Revised reprint ed). London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. 117 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, blue cloth cover, black & white drawings (few single-colour), black & white text-photos, lightly foxed (mainly edges & flyleaves), pages lightly toned as common, edgewear, owner's written name & date. A principal teacher of dramatic arts explains the practical methods of teaching miming to all types and ages. Includes inventive mimes, miming of folk songs, ballads and stories - and advice on decor, costumes and staging. Our Book No: 11577. $10 AUD.

225. Picot, James; Christesen, C. B. (foreword, editor) (1953). With a Hawk's Quill (1st ed). Melbourne: Meanjin Press. 62 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in good dustjacket), frontispiece drawing, edges lightly foxed, jacket lightly foxed (chipped, closed edge tear), edges & pages lightly toned, bottom edge lightly worn. This book is a memorial to a man who was loved and respected by his fellows, one who was among the younger poets of greatest promise in Australia. The editor has grouped Picot's poems according to mood and subject. There is a frontispiece portrait of the poet. Our Book No: 26026. $15 AUD.

226. Pizer, Marjorie=; Clark, Manning (introduction) (1979). Gifts and Remembrances. Sydney: Pinchgut Press. 32 pp. Paperback thin trade, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), thin card covers (little toned), stapled (rusted), jacket attached to cover at front flap (spine little creased, corners & spine ends little worn, minimal impression marks), minor edgewear, minor annotations (two biro corrections), autograph (author's written name title page). This is the Australian author's sixth book of poems. These very special poems are written about life's happenings and the joy that the author finds in many everyday things and places. ISBN: 0959891358. Our Book No: 28263. $15 AUD.

227. Pizer, Marjorie (1982). The Sixtieth Spring. Sydney: Pinchgut Press. 31 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, thin card covers, stapled (rusted), minor foxing & creasing rear cover, edges lightly rubbed & creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). This is the Australian author's eighth book of poems. These very special poems are written about life's happenings and the joy that the author finds in many everyday things and places. ISBN: 0959891382. Our Book No: 28262. $15 AUD.

228. Pizer, Marjorie (1992). Journeys (1st ed). Sydney: Pinchgut Press. 48 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. This is the author's twelfth book of poems. The drawings help to bring these beautiful poems to life. The poem about Sydney's changing weather is very suitable for our current weather patterns. ISBN: 0949625051. Our Book No: 28259. $18 AUD.

229. Plath, Sylvia; Hughes, Ted (editor) (1976). Crossing the Water (Reprint ed). London: Faber & Faber. 64 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, spine ends little rubbed, light foxing top edge, faint foxing top edge covers, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. Ted Hughes has collected a number of poems written by Sylvia Plath in the transitional period between the publication of "The Colossus" (1960) and before the composition of the poems in "Ariel". ISBN: 057110861X. Our Book No: 28413. $14 AUD.

230. Podger, John (1957). Oedipus Verse 1949 - 1956. Sydney: Elizabethan Press / Edwards & Shaw (Printer). 32 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (large spine label), minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) A book of poems on literary themes by Australian author. Four of the poems have been previously published in "Meanjin". Our Book No: 16420. $20 AUD.

231. Poole, Philippa; Gouldthorpe, Peter (illustrator); Turner, Ethel (poem) (1988). Walking to School (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins / Anne Ingram Books. Unnum 23 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour drawings, tiny spot title page. A children's picture book (an illustrated poem by Ethel Turner) about a young boy's first day walking to school by himself. ISBN: 073224806X. Our Book No: 26942. $15 AUD.

232. Pope, Mr [Alexander] (1925). The Rape of the Lock: An Heroi-comical Poem in Five Canto's [Haslewood Books Series]. [England]: Chiswick Press / Frederick Etchells and Hugh Macdonald. 59 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket (missing) as common, very good condition, red & black text on title page, board cover, cloth spine (little mottled, gilt spine lettering), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), untrimmed edges, minor edgewear & toning. (No 590 of a limited edition of 725 copies.) Set up from an octavo of 1718, with a very few substitutions from later readings, and preserving the six-line illustrations. A mock-epic poem, in which a hideous crime is committed at a fashionable London society gathering. The victim is the beautiful, innocent Belinda, her attacker is the dastardly Baron, and his weapon of choice is a pair of scissors. A sharp and witty tale of the most famous bad hair day in the history of literature. Our Book No: 15635. $20 AUD.

233. Porter, Dorothy; Goldsmith, Andrea (selector) (2013). The Best 100 Poems of Dorothy Porter (1st ed). Melbourne, Collingwood: Black Inc. 130 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), grey boards cover, minor edgewear jacket, bottom corners covers bumped. This collection, the best of her life's work as selected by her partner Andrea Goldsmith, presents the many facets of Dorothy Porter, including from her verse novel "The Monkey's Mask" to her posthumous collection "The Bee Hut". Longtime admirers and newcomers alike will be interested in this book. ISBN: 9781863956246. Our Book No: 29549. $18 AUD.

234. Postgate, Raymond (1969). The Agamemnon of Aeschylus. Cambridge: Rampant Lions Press. 141 pp. Hardback large octavo, very good condition, brown cloth cover (gilt spine lettering on black label), glassine acetate no jacket (missing), bookplate, autograph (author's written name). (Limited edition of 500 autographed copies.) A private press book. Text edited by Raymond Postgate, with an introduction, a commentary and a translation into modern English prose. Bookplate of Geoffrey Farmer. Our Book No: 15658. $30 AUD.

235. Prince, Pamela; Zaid, Barry (designer) (1990). Toyland: Classic Illustrations of Children and Their Toys. New York: Harmony Books. 45 pp. Hardback small square, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), red cloth cover, colour paintings, few minor creases jacket. Combines prose and poetry with old paintings and illustrations that depict children and their toys. Some of the illustrations are from early 1900s to late 1920s. ISBN: 0517576198. Our Book No: 20169. $10 AUD.

236. Pugh, Clifton (illustrator); Smith, Ivan; Edinburgh, Duke of (foreword) & Scott, Sir Peter (foreword) (1984). The Wombat and the Dingo. Melbourne: Sun Books. 160 pp. Paperback wide small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour drawings, faint foxing edges, corner tips covers little scuffed, spine slightly faded, bottom corners some pages little creased, non-author written dedication. This children';s picture book is about the tragic death of a wombat in a bushfire and the effect of drought on the dingo and the other animals who fight to survive the harsh countryside. The sketches and paintings (colour photos) are by the famous Australian artist who has a healthy respect for nature which he shares with the narrator. The verse stories were originally published as two books in 1972 and 1977. ISBN: 0725104392. Our Book No: 29471. $15 AUD.

237. Red Room, Company (2010 - 2011). Unlocked (2 issues). Sydney, Darlinghurst: Red Room Company. 75 + 65 pp. Each issue: Paperback small, card cover, very good plus condition, recycled coloured paper, round hole design front cover. Two issues of this local Sydney poetry magazine, November 2010 and August 2011. Sponsored by the Intensive Learning Centre, John Morony Correctional Centre. Our Book No: 15461. $20 AUD.

238. Redwood, Dawn (1978). Flecker and Delius - the Making of "Hassan". London: Thames Publishing. 106 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), glossy paper, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. "Hassan" was hailed as the "greatest poetic play since The Tempest", when first produced in 1923 (Her Majesty's Theatre, produced by Basil Dean). This play brought the names of Flecker (words) and Delius (music) before the public. Redwood has researched unpublished letters to reveal the revisions of both words and music before this important play reached the stage. She also compares the lives and outlook of the two men, and analyses the plot. Includes reviews of the first British and German productions, and a note on the music for future producers. ISBN: 0905210069. Our Book No: 15025. $40 AUD.

239. Robin, Isobel (2002). Freud's Back-Yard (1st ed) [Freud's Backyard]. Wollongong, NSW: Five Islands Press. 53 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. Poems by Australian author that have a particular angle on the world that reflects both her age and distinctive personality. ISBN: 0864187513. Our Book No: 27165. $15 AUD.

240. Robinson, Edwin Arlington; Zabel, Morton Dauwen (editor) & Dickey, James (introduction) (1969). Selected Poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson: The Finest of the Shorter Poems, Including Several Famous Narrative Poems, by the Three-time Pulitzer Prize Poet (Reprint ed). London: Collier Books. 257 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Collects together poems from eight Robinson original volumes, beginning with "The Children of the Night" in 1890, and concluding with selections from "Nicodemus", 1932. Our Book No: 22919. $10 AUD.

241. Roderick, Colin (1966). Henry Lawson: Poet and Short Story Writer (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 70 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white illustrations (including frontispiece), some insect damage jacket (little chipped & rubbed, flap clipped), front cloth board little marked, edges little rubbed, small area rubbed free flyleaf (old price marks). This book is based on two lectures delivered at the University of Queensland under the aegis of the Commonwealth Literary Fund in June 1965. The first part refers to contemporary and latter-day criticism of Lawson as a poet, and challenges opinions expressed by critics in our own time. The second part begins with an examination of the modern short story, with reference to Lawsons' capacity and influences that shaped his approach to short story writing. Our Book No: 29489. $12 AUD.

242. Rodman, Karen E. (2003). Asperger's Syndrome and Adults: Is Anyone Listening? Essays and Poems by Partners, Parents and Family Members of Adults with Asperger's Syndrome. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 186 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Gathers together letters, thoughts and poems that give a voice to the loneliness, frustration and love felt by many individuals who are close to those with Asperberger's (a high-functioning type of autism). ISBN: 1843107511. Our Book No: 22968. $15 AUD.

243. Rogers, Pat (1980). Hacks and Dunces: Pope, Swift and Grub Street (Abridged ed) [Grub Street: Studies in a Subculture]. London: Methuen Young Books. 239 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. Abridged edition. A shorter and more concentrated text with focus on literary masterpieces that explored the Grub Street milieu (low-brow literary writing and book and pamphlet publishing). The author has written a tighter copy to show the presence and use of London imagery in Alexander Pope's and Jonathan Swift's essays and poetry. Discussion of London life, 17th and 18th-century urban development, as well as the period of Augustan literature, will interest students of social history. ISBN: 0416742408. Our Book No: 29062. $20 AUD.

244. Rosenberg, Jacob G. (2003). Lives and Embers (1st ed). Blackheath, NSW: Brandl & Schlesinger. 183 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The stories in the book's first part, Lives, explore dimensions of the human landscape. The shorter pieces that make up Embers, inspired by the Midrashic (Jewish) tradition of Biblical interpretation, investigate the eternal human drama through the prisms of scripture, history and folklore. Engaging and thought-provoking, this is an impressive first prose collection in English from a notable poet. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1876040491. Our Book No: 23687. $10 AUD.

245. Rossetti, Christina G.; Hughes, Arthur (illustrator) (1982). Sing-Song: A Nursey-Rhyme Book [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 132 pp. Hardback small, very good plus condition, blue cloth cover (gilt pictures & lettering), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), all edges gilt, tissue guards (loosely inserted), in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a classic children's nursery rhyme book. Originally published by George Routledge, London, in 1872. A collection of 1-page or 2-page nursery rhymes, each headed by a drawing. Both poet and illustrator belonged to the pre-Raphaelite art movement, which believed in realistic portrayal of nature. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16966. $35 AUD.

246. Savage, Richard; Jones, Peter (illustrator) (1997). The Bastard, a Poem, by Richard Savage, Son of the Late Earl Rivers: Inscribed to Mrs. Bret, Once Countess of Macclesfield (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Savage Club of Melbourne / Littlewood Press. Unnum 20 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, black card cover (with flaps & string binding), title label front cover. (Copy 60 of a limited edition of 100 copies.) With two autographed etchings, by the publisher and the artist. printed on goatskin parchment. Reprint of a poem originally published by S. Harding, 1728. Published to mark the 300th anniversary of the birth of Richard Savage and the 140th anniversary of the foundation of The Savage Club, London. English poet Richard Savage (1697 - 1743) is best known as the subject of Samuel Johnson's "Life of Savage". The Savage Club in London is presumably named after him. ISBN: 0471304719. Our Book No: 16671. $120 AUD.

247. Schleiner, Louise; McQuillen, Connie (translator) & Roller, Lynn E. (translator) (1994). Tudor & Stuart Women Writers [Women of Letters]. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 293 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny scuff top spine, small mark top edge. Examines British women writers of the Tudor and Stuart periods, and their culture from the perspectives of feminism, Marxism, sociology, and cultural semiotics. This book is a comprehensive study of those women who were more than translators or diarists and who found individual voices in texts for public or semi-public circulation. Contains verse translations from Greek and Latin. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0253208866. Our Book No: 27171. $10 AUD.

248. Short, Wilsie N. (1950). A Book of Story Poems: Notes, Appreciation and Exercises. Sydney: College Press. 32 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, minor edgewear, front cover & page corners creased, pages lightly toned, slight loss spine ends, base of spine on covers & pages creased, rubber stamp. (Estimated date, not in Trove catalogue.) A little booklet published to aid the teaching of classic literature. These notes aim at supplying a background for understanding the stories, but they also aim at awakening interest in the way they are told. Rubber stamp of Dymock's Bookshop. Our Book No: 27493. $10 AUD.

249. Simpkins, H. B.; Choate, J. H. (illustrator) (1947). Geography with Rhyme and Reason. Adelaide: Department of Education, South Australia. 85 pp. Paperback wide octavo, card cover (black-coloured spine), fair condition, black & white drawings, rear cover corner tip removed, page corner tips creased, edge tears covers, faint tide marks edges rear cover (previous water contact now dry), notable edgewear (mostly spine), spine ends chipped, owner's written name. Geography reader for students in South Australian schools. The text is presented as poems to entertain readers. Our Book No: 12275. $10 AUD.

250. Skovron, Alex (editor); Gaita, Raimond (editor); Miller, Alex (editor) (2011). Singing for All He's Worth: Essays in Honour of Jacob G. Rosenberg (1st ed). Sydney: Picador / Pan Macmillan. 255 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. In the early 1990s, after writing for most of his life in Yiddish, his mother tongue, Jacob Rosenberg decided to change to English. He died in 2008, at the age of 86. During those 15 years, he wrote and published three collections of poetry, a book of short stories, a novel, and two prize-winning memoirs that chart his journey from youth in the city of Lodz, through the nightmare of the Holocaust and the loss of his entire family, to the rebuilding of a future in Australia. This book brings together 12 men and women from Australian literary and intellectual life who knew Jacob Rosenberg and offer their responses to his writing. ISBN: 9781742610436. Our Book No: 26981. $15 AUD.

251. Slessor, Kenneth (1998). Kenneth Slessor: Selected Poems. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 146 pp. Paperback, very good condition. Kenneth Slessor (1901 - 1971) is one of Australia's finest poets. This selection covers 1919 to 1939, and was originally published in 1944. It draws from his acclaimed books, Earth Visitors (1926), Cuckooz Contrey (1932) and Five Bells (1939). This selection includes an introduction by Dennis Haskell and an Author's Note. A master of modern verse, Slessor explores the themes of art, death and time, displaying an impressive range from sorrow to satire, and melodrama to poignant intensity. ISBN: 0207182981. Our Book No: 16070. $10 AUD.

252. Smart, Christopher; Broadbent, J. B. (editor); Lamb, Lynton (artist) (1960). A Song to David. Cambridge / London: Rampant Lions Press / Bodley Head (distributor). 40 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawing frontispiece, dual-colour text, patterned paper-covered board cover, quarter-bound cream spine, minor edgewear jacket (flap clipped, small edge tears), base spine little bumped, minor foxing edges & endpapers. (No 39 of a limited edition of 600 copies.) A poetic song, with commentary by Smart himself and Broadbent. Broadbent is a fellow, King's College, Cambridge. The cream spine is Linson vellum. Printed by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, and bound by Mansell. Loosely inserted: Prospectus for the book (4p), plus newspaper clipping (review). Our Book No: 15637. $20 AUD.

253. Smith, Bruce L. (1984). I'll Not Pretend. Sydney, Newtown: Bruce L. Smith. 70 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, edges lightly foxed, small closed tears jacket (minor edgewear, top edges flaps creased, tiny chip base spine). From the author's preface: The poems in this book are not arranged in chronological order but are grouped more or less topically. The poems have been written as the mood of the moment dictated. The title refers to the whole book and not just to the one poem with that name. ISBN: 0959049207. Our Book No: 28508. $25 AUD.

254. Smith, Vivian (1974). The Poetry of Robert Lowell (1st ed) [Sydney Studies in Literature]. Sydney: Sydney University Press (SUP). 124 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (chipped, few closed tears). The author presents a lucid and informative guide to Robert Lowell's poetic career. It is both an introduction to Lowell's work, and an interpretation that will interest the Lowell expert. The American poet was a founder of the confessional poetry movement. ISBN: 042406510X. Our Book No: 26044. $15 AUD.

255. Smyth, Dacre; Lockwood, Admiral Lionel (foreword) (1982). Historic Ships of Australia: A Third Book of Paintings, Poetry and Prose. Melbourne, Toorak: Dacre Smyth. 82 pp. Hardback small square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour reproductions, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket (little creasing), autograph (author's written name), bookplate. The author and artist is a retired naval officer who has been painting for about 16 years. Self-taught, he has held nine previous one-man exhibitions. he reproduces paintings of historic ships made in 1981 throughout Australia. The rear of the book has a list of the ships. Some of the ships are: Adelaide, Melbourne, James Craig, John Oxley, Lady Hopetoun, Polly Woodside, South Steyne. (Loosely inserted: 2-page letter from the author to art dealer Frank McDonald, about the von Guerard book of which McDonald was an author. Plus McDonald bookplate.). ISBN: 0959519831. Our Book No: 27010. $20 AUD.

256. Smythe, P. E. (1960). The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Notes, Appreciation and Exercises. Sydney: The College Press. 13 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet (staples concealed), good condition, rear cover corner tip creased, tiny edge tear rear cover, top corners creased some pages, pages lightly toned, rubber stamp inside front cover, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1960, Trove catalogue. A little booklet published to aid the teaching of this poem. Our Book No: 27489. $10 AUD.

257. Social Justice Council, Australian Catholic (ACSJC); Education Commission, National Catholic (NCEC) (1995). Look Beyond the Cover: Young Poets Write on Tolerance (1st ed). Melbourne, North Blackburn: Dove. 200 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is a collection of original poetry by young Australians. In a nationwide competition conducted in senior primary and secondary Catholic schools, students were invited to reflect on the theme of tolerance and to express their thoughts and feelings in poetry. The competition inspired some 3000 of our young poets, many of whom wrote challenging and insightful pieces on a range of issues, including multiculturalism, religion and family life. This collection presents the best of the works submitted. ISBN: 1863716106. Our Book No: 26991. $30 AUD.

258. Sproule, James; Sproule, Mary B.; Gowrie, Lady Zara (foreword) (1942). Someday: A Book for Those Who Serve (In Aid of Our Prisoners of War). Sydney: James & Mary Sproule. 96 pp. Paperback very small, good condition, card cover, tear near internal hinge first few pages, base rear cover stained, covers lightly marked, written & dated dedication. A small anthology of short war prose and poetry pieces, compiled by the Sproules, in support of Australian POWs. The foreword is by the president of the Australian Red Cross. Our Book No: 4015. $10 AUD.

259. Stewart, Douglas (1992). Selected Poems (Reprint ed) [A & R Modern Poets]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 246 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner creased rear cover, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, few scattered rubber stamps (no text obscured). A selection of Douglas Stewart's best poems, dating from 1936 when his first book of verse was published. Extracts from his five published verse plays, and a concluding section entitled "Later Poems", containing poems which have not been published in any other of his volumes. Selection by Douglas Stewart, with his foreword. ISBN: 0207176140. Our Book No: 27963. $15 AUD.

260. Stewart, Douglas (editor); Keesing, Nancy (editor) (1964). Old Bush Songs, and Rhymes of Colonial Times: From the Collection of A. B. Patterson (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 289 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), faint toning page edges, owner's bookplate front free flyleaf, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (few closed edge tears, edges little rubbed, flap clipped, minor edgewear). This book is the companion volume to "Australian Bush Ballads" published in 1954. This comprehensive collection of Australia's unique bush songs has a great deal of allied composition of the early days, verses by convicts, the first colonial ballads and broadsheets, and similar material. New material has been included, and many songs thought to be anonymous have been attributed to their rightful authors. Our Book No: 26122. $18 AUD.

261. Stoler Miller, Barbara (1984). The Gitagovinda of Jayadeva: Love Song of the Dark Lord (Reprint ed) [Indian Series of the Translations Collection of the United Nations (UNESCO)]. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. 225 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny scuff top spine, small closed tear spine, minor edgewear. This dramatic lyrical poem, translated & edited here by Stoler Miller, is a unique work in Indian literature and a source of inspiration in both medieval and contemporary Vaisnavism. It describes the loves of Krsna and Radha in 12 cantos containing 24 songs. The poem is really a kind of drama, of the ragakavya type, since it is usually acted. ISBN: 8120803671. Our Book No: 28374. $15 AUD.

262. Stone, Ken (2015). Aurora Borealis to Botany Bay (1st stated ed). Stroud, NSW: Ken Stone / Copybook Printing. 288 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, endpaper maps, minor edgewear corners, autograph (author's written name title page). The author uses his knowledge of colonial history and Georgian and Victorian society to write this poetic story about British admiral's Sir William Parry's two great adventures. Journals, letter's and books were used to write this poetic story, which will appeal to anyone wanting to learn more about this important part of Australian and British history: Parry's Arctic explorations, and his involvement in the Australian Agricultural Company (Port Stephens region, NSW). ISBN: 9780646917719. Our Book No: 29240. $40 AUD.

263. Sussams, T. W. (editor); Jarrett, W. E. (editor) (1950). Modern Verse for Town Boys and Girls (Reprint ed). Oxford / London: Oxford University Press / Geoffrey Cumberlege. 127 pp. Hardback small, decorative cover, very good condition, spine lightly toned, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, old price marks. Originally published, 1934 (this is 7th reprint in 1950). An anthology of poetry for British secondary schools. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 16360. $10 AUD.

264. Tate, Arthur F.; Lockton, Edwards (1921). Songs from Memory-Land [Plate: C. & Co. 2282]. London: Cary & Co. 16 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), card cover, pages lightly toned, minor creasing & edgewear, rubber stamps. (Copyright date, 1921, title page.) Words by Lockton, music by Tate. Medium underlined. Sheet music for four poems (words printed first pages): Memory-Land - In the Dusk - That Hour With You - All Roads Lead Home. Advert rear cover: Songs from Golden Hours (music by Frederick Drummond). Our Book No: 13984. $15 AUD.

265. Taylor, Karla (1989). Chaucer Reads "The Divine Comedy". Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 292 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket). 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). ISBN: 0804715440. Our Book No: 14261. $20 AUD.

266. Thomas, Dylan (1956). Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog (Reprint ed). London: Guild Books / J. M. Dent. 128 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, heritage pictorial cover, pages toned, edgewear. Autobiographical novel based on the young Welsh poet's childhood, before he moved to London. In this, his third book, the author deepens his now recognisable gift of Blake-like fantasy with a sense of drama. He introduces realism into the story, enriching it with bold character studies, bizarre and humorous scenes, moments of revelation and terror, and paroxysms of love and hate. Our Book No: 11832. $10 AUD.

267. Thorpe, T. E. (2007). Humphry Davy: Poet and Philosopher. Stroud, Glouc.: Nonsuch Publishing. 190 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. One of the most brilliant scientists of his day, Humphry Davy was acclaimed for his work as a chemist, notably for the isolation of iodine, and later the invention of the Davy safety lamp. He was also an accomplished poet, known throughout his life to express his feelings in verse, and his impassioned and romantic spirit was unmistakable in his vision of science. Using extracts from Davy's letters and papers, details the life and achievements of a man who, transgressing scientific and literary circles, played a significant role in the social and intellectual world of late 18th and early 19th century London. (Originally published, 1896. This edition has a modern introduction.). ISBN: 9781845883829. Our Book No: 14525. $12 AUD.

268. Tildes, Phyllis Limbacher (1997). Gifts. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge / Talewinds. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), full-page colour drawings. A beautiful children's story about a young girl and her joy as she explores the gifts of nature. The watercolour illustrations and poetry make this a wonderful book for all ages. The author and illustrator shows her own personal interest in nature and the happiness that it can bring to children and adults alike. ISBN: 0881069663. Our Book No: 21728. $10 AUD.

269. Tompson, Charles Jnr; Wilkes, G. A. (introduction) & Turnbull, G. A. (introduction) (1973). Wild Notes, from the Lyre of a Native Minstrel (Facsimile ed). Sydney: Sydney University Press (SUP). 68 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket (flaps all sides), very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), cream-coloured pages. The first book of verse by an Australian-born poet (who was of convict descent) to be published in the colony. This facsimile edition makes it available again for the first time since the original edition of 1826, and contains an introductory essay about Tompson's life and commentary on the poems. ISBN: 0424065606. Our Book No: 25260. $15 AUD.

270. Tourist Promotion Association, Winton (1990). The Bronze Swagman Book of Bush Verse: "Lester's Tale" 1990 Winning Verse (19th ed). Winton, QLD: Winton Tourist Promotion Association. 120 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear, spine little faded, covers scratched. These wonderful poems cover almost every facet of country life. They are humorous, beautiful, and sometimes tragic in describing the many incidents that occur in country living. Apparently one of a series of booklets containing different poems. Our Book No: 24623. $10 AUD.

271. Turner, Ethel; Souter, D. H. (illustrator) (1900). Gum Leaves, with Oddments by Others (1st ed). Sydney & Brisbane: William Brooks & Company. 220 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, papered colour pictorial board covers (worn), recased with new tan cloth spine & endpapers, good plus condition, black & white vignettes, adverts, pages & edges toned, small edge tears or edge pieces missing few pages, edgewear, written dedication half-title page. (True first edition. Estimated date, 1900, Trove catalogue.) The rarest and first book by novelist Ethel Turner, consisting of a miscellany of verse and prose. Some of the material had appeared previously in the "Town and Country Journal". (Not the later variant edition of the same year, which has mock South African [Boer] War reports inserted. Book adverts at rear. Written dedication is dated 1938.). Our Book No: 14780. $650 AUD.

272. Upton, Florence; Upton, Bertha (1982). The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 64 pp. Hardback large oblong quarto, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, papered boards (pale brown cloth spine), full-page colour drawings, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. A classic children's picture book, fabulously illustrated by Florence Upton, and written by Bertha Upton. Originally published by Longmans Green & Co., London, in 1895. The author created the horrible golliwog character, which makes its first appearance in this book. The golliwog was born during a racist era, and was drawn as a caricature of a black minstrel, being a demeaning image of blacks, but nevertheless became very popular with the general public of the day. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17049. $48 AUD.

273. Vallely, Dan; Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (1995). The Possum Creek Olympics. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: National Book Distributors. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture book in "The Possum Creek" series, written in verse by Dan Vallely. The animals are awarded the Olympic Games. ISBN: 1864360445. Our Book No: 16261. $12 AUD.

274. Vallely, Dan; Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (2004). Possum Creek's Big Flood (Reprint ed). Sydney: Woollahra Sales & Imports / Murray David Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. A children's picture book in the "Possum Creek" series, written in verse by Dan Vallely. The bright very colourful drawings make this a book suitable for all ages. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 187655312X. Our Book No: 16263. $10 AUD.

275. Vallely, Dan; Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (2004). The Great Possum Creek Drought (Reprint ed). Sydney: Woollahra Sales & Imports / Murray David Publishing. 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, minimal edgewear. A children's picture book in the "Possum Creek" series, written in verse by Dan Vallely. The bright very colourful drawings make this a book suitable for all ages. ISBN: 1876553030. Our Book No: 3992. $10 AUD.

276. Vallely, Dan; Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (2004). The Great Possum Creek Earthquake (Reprint ed). Sydney: Woollahra Sales & Imports / Murray David Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, bottom corner front cover & spine little creased. A children's picture book in the Possum Creek series. The bright colourful illustrations will appeal to any age, to accompany the verse by Dan Vallely. ISBN: 187655309X. Our Book No: 28943. $10 AUD.

277. Vallely, Dan (poems); Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (1985). Possum One: The Outback Rocketship (Reprint ed). Sydney, Brookvale: Child & Henry. 29 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (minor faint foxing reverse side), top corner removed flyleaf. A children's picture story in "The Possum Creek" series. This exciting story features the animals of Possum Creek who crew the rocket ship that Professor Cockatoo wants to launch. The charming illustrations bring the lilting words of the poem to life. ISBN: 0867771682. Our Book No: 28530. $15 AUD.

278. Vallely, Dan (poems); Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (1991). Professor Cockatoo's Amazing Weather Dust (Reprint ed). Sydney: National Book Distributors. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, tiny tear top edge front cover & first page, few little creases covers & flyleaf, minor edgewear, texta mark. A children's picture story in "The Possum Creek" series. The animals and birds try to produce rain to break the drought. A fun-filled book to delight all ages. ISBN: 1875580166. Our Book No: 27237. $10 AUD.

279. Vallely, Dan (poems); Perrin, Yvonne (illustrator) (2004). The Lost World of Possum Creek (Reprint ed). Sydney: Woollahra Sales & Imports / Murray David Publishing. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, few creases covers, corner tips & spine covers little creased. A children's picture book in "The Possum Creek" series. A mix of Australian native animals and birds with prehistoric animals such as dinosaurs make this suitable for any age. ISBN: 1876553081. Our Book No: 29463. $10 AUD.

280. Vautier, Dorothea; Burnet, Noel (photos) (1931). The Story of Teddy Koala. Sydney: W. H. Honey Publishing. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback large quarto, fair condition, black & white photos, colour photos (including frontispiece), new pastedowns, covers foxed & little scuffed & stained (corner creased front cover & rear cover near spine, edgewear), internally excellent. (Estimated date, 1931, Trove catalogue.) A children's picture story about the adventures of a koala. Stories by Dorothea Vautier (with centre spread verse). Photos by Noel Burnet, Koala Park. "N.S.W. Bookstall Co. Ltd" printed on rear cover. Our Book No: 4011. $30 AUD.

281. Villon, Francois (1931). The Book of Francois Villon: The Little Testament and Ballads (Reprint ed). Boston: International Pocket Library. 64 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, minor edgewear. Little booklet of ballads from the French poet and "King of the Vagabonds", dated 1456. This is the famous English translation by Swinburne, Rosetti and Payne. Our Book No: 2888. $10 AUD.

282. Wade, Jan (1988). Australian Flower Fairies (1st ed). Sydney: Horwitz Grahame. 46 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (little faded). First edition. Verse about fairies, plus background description of Australian flora. A delightful picture book for children of any age. ISBN: 0725311134. Our Book No: 27952. $20 AUD.

283. Wade, Jan (1995). Australian Bush Fairies. Sydney: Murray Child & Company. 31 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (many full-page), bottom corner tip first page creased, minor edgewear. Verse about fairies, plus background description of Australian flora and fauna. ISBN: 0908048203. Our Book No: 22546. $12 AUD.

284. Wade, Jan (1997). Australian Flower Fairies (Reissue ed). Sydney: Murray Child & Company. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, as new condition, glossy colour drawings. Verse about fairies, plus background description of Australian flora. A delightful book for children of any age. ISBN: 0908048041. Our Book No: 22538A. $14 AUD.

285. Wade, Jan (1998). Australian Forest Fairies. Sydney: Murray David. 31 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (many full-page), minor creasing bottom edge rear cover & last few pages, minimal creasing spine, minor edgewear corners. Verse about fairies, plus background description and illustrations of Australian flora and fauna. The bright illustrations will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 0958732981. Our Book No: 28665. $20 AUD.

286. Wade, Jan (2010). My First Book of Australian Bush Fairies. Melbourne, Malvern: Brolly Books. Unnum 14 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, full-page colour illustrations, minor edgewear, bottom corner pages little creased, few light creases covers, top & base spine slightly scuffed. Verse about fairies, plus background description of Australian flora and fauna. This delightful book will interest any age. ISBN: 9781921756221. Our Book No: 26489. $15 AUD.

287. Walcott, Derek (1999). What the Twilight Says: Essays (1st p/b ed). New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 244 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, small crease top edge last few pages, edges lightly marked, remainder mark top edge. A collection of essays published by the Nobel laureate poet in the New York Review of Books, New Republic and other publications. The collection includes the author's examination of the paradoxes of Caribbean culture, his Nobel Lecture, and his reckoning of the work of several poets. A volume of remarkable elegance, concision, and brilliance. Also about the work and significance of such poets as Robert Lowell, Joseph Brodsky, Robert Frost, Les Murray, and Ted Hughes, and of prose writers such as V. S. Naipaul and Patrick Chamoiseau. ISBN: 0374526834. Our Book No: 25736. $10 AUD.

288. Walker, Rob (editor); Nicholas, Louise (editor) (2006). Friendly Street Poets: Thirty. Adelaide, Kent Town: Friendly Street Poets / Wakefield Press. 115 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few faint scratches covers. The editors select the best 100 poems read at Friendly Street Poets in 2005, being its 30th year. ISBN: 1862547025. Our Book No: 22010. $15 AUD.

289. Wannan, Bill (editor) (1966). The Heather in the South: A Scottish-Australian Entertainment (1st ed). Melbourne: Lansdowne. 189 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), corners little bumped, minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears, tiny hole rear flap), autograph (editor's written name front free flyleaf). The lore, literature and balladry of the Scots in Australia. An anthology, written by the author of "The Wearing of the Green", "Lore Literature and Balladry of the Scots In Australia". Full of wit and wisdom and will be enjoyed by anyone interested in the Scots in Australia. Part one: The Muses' Heather: Stories, Poems, Essays. Part two: Portrait Gallery: Scottish-Australian profiles, Part three: Ballads old and new. Our Book No: 22101. $15 AUD.

290. Wendt, Albert (editor); Whaitiri, Reina (editor); Sullivan, Robert (editor) (2003). Whetu Moana: Contemporary Polynesian Poetry in English (1st ed). Auckland: Auckland University Press. 274 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. First edition. The first anthology of indigenous Polynesian poetry in English edited by Polynesians. The poems, written over the last 20 years, are from Hawaii, Tonga, Samoa, Cooks Islands, etc. Traditional laments mix with street-smart rap rhythms. Political anger is a powerful force in some poems, but others are just personal and particular. ISBN: 1869402731. Our Book No: 16248. $30 AUD.

291. White, James (1983). Cooloolooghinni. Terrigal, NSW: Mundigee. Unnum 108 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, edges jacket lightly foxed, autograph (author's written name), owner's written name & details. (No 276 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) Autobiography of a jackaroo (jackeroo) in the Northern Territory and outback Queensland (Barclay Tableland, later named Mount Isa) during the years 1932 - 1936. Some of the text is expressed as poetry. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0959263306. Our Book No: 11988. $10 AUD.

292. Wilding, Michael (2014). Wild Bleak Bohemia: Marcus Clarke, Adam Lindsay Gordon, and Henry Kendall: A Documentary (1st ed). Melbourne, North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP). 580 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, light crease spine, minor edgewear. About the three troubled geniuses of Australian writing and their world of poverty, poetry, alcohol, drugs, horse-racing, theatre, journalism and publishing. The author has used contemporary newspaper reports, court records, published memoirs, private letters and diaries to write this fascinating, complex and despairing story. ISBN: 9781925003802. Our Book No: 28762. $30 AUD.

293. Williams, Carol; Stubbing, Newton H. (1998). Bringing a Garden to Life (1st ed). New York: Bantam Books. 273 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white vignettes, dual binding (has superior binding along spine), protected by removable archival plastic sleeve (Brodart). An American gardening consultant provides an engaging mixture of step-by-step instruction, essay, story, and poetry. This beautiful book addresses both the compelling mysteries and the down-to-earth practicalities of everyday gardening. ISBN: 055309680X. Our Book No: 20812. $15 AUD.

294. Wilson, Edwin; McAlpine, Elizabeth (drawings) (1985). The Dragon Tree: A Selection of Poems (1st ed). Sydney: Woodbine Press. 100 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (few tiny edge tears, edges little rubbed). This is a limited edition of 1000 numbered and signed copies. This book is the author's second book of poetry. The author is a poet and botanist with an interest in history. The title is named for The Dragon Tree (Dracaena draco) in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. This book is about time, destiny, memory and death. ISBN: 0949557048. Our Book No: 28159. $20 AUD.

295. Wilson, Edwin (2006). The Melancholy Dane: A Portrait of the Poet as a Young Man (1st ed). Sydney, Lane Cove: Woodbine Press. 368 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, pictorial card cover (with flaps), black & white text-photos, tiny crease bottom edge. Memoirs and poems of the author who was born at Lismore, New South Wales. This is his 19th book, and second book of poetic memoirs, following on from "The Mullumbimby Kid". ISBN: 0949557218. Our Book No: 22305. $15 AUD.

296. Wilson, Edwin; McAlpine, Elizabeth (drawings) & Ryan, J. S (introduction) (2010). New Selected Poems: A Collection of Flowers 1967 - 2009 (1st ed). Sydney, Lane Cove: Woodbine Press. 244 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minimal edgewear. Poems by the author who was born at Lismore, New South Wales, and is a poet, artist and botany teacher (who last worked at the Royal Botanic gardens, Sydney). This is his 11th book of poetry. ISBN: 9780949557315. Our Book No: 26249. $20 AUD.

297. Winer, Yvonne; Lloyd-Jones, Karen (illustrator) (2001). Butterflies Fly (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Margaret Hamilton / Scholastic Australia. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, tables, full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. This fascinating children's picture book features a variety of butterflies from around the world and makes a plea for their conservation. The author's charming whimsical verses create the mood for each butterfly, and the life-like illustrations bring them to life. There is a butterfly identification guide at the back with factual information about each butterfly. ISBN: 1876289430. Our Book No: 29602. $18 AUD.

298. Wollert, Mocco (1988). She is a Cat. Brisbane, Bowen Hills: Boolarong Publications. 54 pp. Hardback octavo, black leatherette board cover (gilt lettering), very good condition, colour paintings (including laid-in on front cover). A beautiful book for cat lovers consisting of 25 colour paintings (with artist identified) with a short verse on the facing page. ISBN: 0864390386. Our Book No: 12759. $10 AUD.

299. Woodhouse, Jena (2014). Dreams of Flight (1st ed). Adelaide: Ginninderra Press. 168 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, light bump base spine, minor edgewear. Short stories by Australian poet. The stories are written around flight meaning to fly and to flee. The characters grapple with the circumstances of their lives. A very richly written book by the author best known as a poet. ISBN: 9781740277266. Our Book No: 28769. $20 AUD.

300. Wright, Judith (1967). Woman to Man (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 57 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, tan boards (gilt title), endpapers lightly toned, edges & pages lightly toned, top corners covers little rubbed, top edge lightly foxed. This book was first published in 1949, and was the second collection of Judith Wright's poems. The poems have a rich diversity of subject, mood and form. Our Book No: 28372. $18 AUD.

301. Wright, Judith (1976). Fourth Quarter and Other Poems (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 71 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (closed tear base spine, corners rubbed, spine little faded, lightly marked), spine ends little rubbed. This is Judith Wright's 11th volume of poetry. She is concerned increasingly with the problems of mankind and the mystery of human destiny. ISBN: 0207134030. Our Book No: 27313. $15 AUD.

302. Wright, Judith (1990). A Human Pattern: Selected Poems. Sydney: Collins / Angus & Robertson. 242 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, faint foxing edges, light foxing few pages, owner's written name. The well-respected Australian poet herein provides a definitive selection of her own poetry. ISBN: 0207164843. Our Book No: 26680. $13 AUD.

303. Wright, Judith; Clarke, Patricia (editor) (2000). Half a Lifetime (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 296 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. Passionate and unforgettable autobiography of the first half of the life of the famous Australian poet, environmentalist, and activist for Aboriginal human rights. Edited by Patricia Clarke from assorted manuscripts. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1876485388. Our Book No: 10839. $10 AUD.