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THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN

By: (Adapted By William Cowper)

Price: $30.77

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.:

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006068


No publication date (c. 1870-1880). Unpaginated (48 pages). Illustrated throughout (recto pages, verso blank): Engravings by J.C. Whymper from the illustrations of H.Fitz-Cook. Book clean and square. Bevelled edges, bright gilt title and decoration, blindstamp borders over original dark green cloth. Minimal edgewear and foredge corner fraying. Dark brown endpapers. All textblock edges bright gilt. 'With compliments' inscription, initialled 'D.J.M', together with original... View more info

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WORD UP

By: (Contributors)

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, ABC Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008319


47pp., duo-tone photographic and art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn and indented. "Word Up was a competition run by Triple J, which invited entries of prose, poetry, rap, rhyme and rave from young writers all over Australia. The best of the entries were performed and produced for radio and then broadcast. A selection of these young writers' works is included in this anthology . . . ... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN BUSH BALLADS and Other Verse

By: (Various)

Price: $16.54

Publisher: Australia, Axiom Publishing: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007884


96pp., colour art illustrations throughout by Della Hodgett. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Jan Gallehawk), flapped card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "Australian Bush Ballads and Poems from the pens of some of Australia's best-loved colonial writers including: Mary Fullerton ('E'), Adam Lindsay Gordon, Henry Lawson, 'Breaker' Morant, A.B.Patterson and many others . . . " Poems open with 'Australia' (Dowell O'Reilly), and close ... View more info

THE WHIRLING SPINDLE: An Anthology of Poetry By Women. (Signed Copy)

By: Ackland, Joan [ed.]

Price: $12.22

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, National Council of Women of Victoria: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 001169


x + 173pp. Book negligibly canted. Spine firm. Small spot and fingermarks on rear cover. No dust jacket. Inscription signed by editor on title-page, signed by four contributors on ffep, else leaves clean. Published in celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Council. A short biography on each contributor at rear of book. Numerous entries, some having been previously published. Weight approx. 470gms. View more info

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THE LEGEND OF TE TUNA

By: Adams, Richard

Price: $18.80

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1986

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006328


71pp., double-page, colour art plates, and b/white illustrations, by Ul de Rico. Book clean, square. Black boards lightly bumped at head. Leaves clean, negligibly browned at top edge. Art-illustrated (Ul de Rico), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Fascinated by the Polynesian legend of Hina, the beautiful goddess of the sky; Maui, the half-human, half-divine trickster-hero; and the feared Te Tuna, terrible giant eel of the ocean depths, author Rich... View more info

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THE GOLDEN BIRD : New and Selected Poems

By: Adamson, Robert

Price: $22.56

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Black Inc: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007971


xiii, + 306pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn. "'The Golden Bird' brings together the best of Robert Adamson's work from the last four decades, as well as many superb new poems. Selected and arranged by the author, it provides an accessible introduction to Australia's foremost lyric poet and an insight into the recurring themes that have shaped his remarkable body of work." Book weight approx. 345g. Post... View more info

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A CHILDHOOD ON WONGA: A Past Reflection in Verse of a Childhood on the 'Wonga' , the Ancient Aboriginal Dreaming Place Along the Yarra. (Signed Copy)

By: Adnam, Chris

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Australia, Commodore Press:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 000726


No publication date [circa 1992], 88pp., b/w halftone illustrations, sketches and line drawings throughout. Book square, leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has short crease, dent and bumped corners, else good. Signed on title page by author, who has resided in the area from birth. This book of verse is a respectful testimony to the 'Wonga' Aboriginals who hunted and performed ceremonies in the area for the last 30,000 years. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge ... View more info

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WAY OF ALL THE EARTH (Translated by D.M.Thomas)

By: Akhmatova, Anna

Price: $26.32

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1979

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006809


95pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped, original brown cloth. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, lightly edgeworn and scuffed, random splotches on flaps, plus a price label on front flap. Translated from the Russian by D.M. Thomas. Primary text used was the two-volume 'Akhmatova: Sochineniya' (Inter-Language Literary Associates, Second Ed., 1967-68), edited by G.P.Struve, et al. Contents incl... View more info

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LIGHT AND SHADOW ALONG A GREAT ROAD: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry

By: Alley, Rewi (Compiled and Translated by)

Price: $28.20

Publisher: Beijing, China, New World Press: 1984

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 006200


403pp. Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth spine, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Attached ribbon bookmark. Art-illustrated (Sun Chengwu), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and soiled. The compiler/translator Rewi Alley has been a resident of China for over fifty years, and has developed a vast understanding of modern Chinese poets. This anthology includes 434 modern poems, representing the works of 384 different Chinese poets . . . Contents ... View more info

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SUNBATHE IN MOONLIGHT : Poetry, Prose, Low Level Flowery Language, Occasional Rhyme and Yes, Sexual Themes

By: Ariston, Michael (Written and Recommended by)

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Self-Published By Author (Michael Ariston): 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008573


128pp., brown text, brown/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper 'as new'. Michael self-published and marketed his first collection of writings, 'Junkyard Bloom' in 1997. The works in this volume were written between 1997 and 2000 . . . MA 15+ rating. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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OUT OF THE HOWLING STORM: The New Chinese Poetry

By: Barnstone, Tony (Edited by)

Price: $26.32

Publisher: United States, University Press of New England: 1993

Edition: First Impression

Seller ID: 006070


xxii, + 155pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper near fine. A representative sample of more than a dozen poets; from a new generation which flourished in China from the Beijing Spring of 1979 until the student uprisings of 1989, and beyond, who disguised political protest and social comment in 'shadowy images and metaphor', earning them the name 'Misty Poets'. Many now live in exile in the West . . . Contents include: Acks., Transl... View more info

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POETIC POTPOURRI

By: Bauer, Claire

Price: $16.92

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 009348


xv., + 132pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over square, undamaged spine. Plain red boards and text-block pristine. Printed (author portrait on rear panel), loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially bumped only. This collection of witty, clever and diverse poetry was written by Claire Bauer in the decade between 1981 and publication. Social poems, poems about sex, politics, history, others maybe a little risque . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Au... View more info

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ON INTIMATE TERMS : Verse Touching Life and the Land (Signed Copy)

By: Betheras, Mark

Price: $37.60

Publisher: Laurieton, NSW, Australia, Author (Produced by Parker Pattinson Publishing): 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 012473


185pp., several b/white halftone plate illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated gloss card wrapper minimally splayed only. A short personal inscription, signed and dated ('07) by author on title page, else textblock pristine. Mark Betheras shares his love of the land, special people and life itself via his free verse, elegy, ode and verse poetry. Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, Categories: Land/Love/Life. Note: Text cont... View more info

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THE BEST AUSTRALIAN POETRY 2006

By: Beveridge, Judith (Guest Editor)

Price: $20.68

Publisher: St Lucia, Queensland, Australia, University of Queensland Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009429


xviii, + 143pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Spring/Fall II {detail}, Michael Zavros) card wrapper 'as new'. "In selecting the best 40 poems from Australia's literary journals, guest editor Judith Beveridge has searched for poems in which poets have won a battle with language - poems that enact 'a serious showdown between the word and the poet'. Passionate, vigorous, and filled with visitations and mysterious narratives . . . " ... View more info

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JOURNEYING. WEDROWANIE. Selected Poems

By: Bielicki, Judith

Price: $14.10

Publisher: Rosanna, Victoria, Australia, Pleasant House Publications: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009166


71pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft corner crease to last page. Illustrated card wrapper has corresponding corner crease to rear panel. Translations by Stefan Mrowinski. A selection of poems by Australian-born Judith Bielicki, who "considers herself very fortunate to be married to a Pole, and, through him, to have been given the opportunity to embrace the richness of Polish culture . . . " Numerous poems, both in English and Polish, commence... View more info

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AUSTRALIAN VERSE FOR THE YOUNG : With Glimpses of Yesteryear

By: Bindi-Bindi

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Oakey, Queensland, Australia, Bindi-Bindi Publishing:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 011541


56pp., delightful colour-art illustrations throughout by Lynne Wilson. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated gloss boards have several minor indentations to rear panel. First printed in 2000, this edition being reprint number 6. The authors have endeavoured to present some primary lessons in an enjoyable way, and to give children a glimpse at the Australia of yesteryear, using Australian fauna as the principal characters. Contents include: At The ... View more info

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BEHIND MY EYES. Poems

By: Breen, B.A.

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Carlton, Vic, Australia, Melbourne University Press (assisted by Commonwealth Literary Fund): 1968

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 012171


x, + 62pp., tinted endpapers. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain blue, original cloth boards very good. Trivial textblock edge flecks, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected heavy paper dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with some dampstaining on reverse. From the jacket flap: "This collection is the first by a young poet, Barry Breen, bringing together forty-three poems written over a two-year period." Most of these poems b... View more info

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DI SERAMBI. ON THE VERANDAH. : A Bilingual Anthology of Modern Indonesian Poetry

By: Brown, Iem and Davis, Joan (Edited and Translated by)

Price: $30.08

Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press: 1995

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006322


x, + 149pp., b/white map, plus small, halftone, poet portrait illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Small, previous bookseller's sticker affixed to inside front cover. Art-illustrated (Indonesia, Java, Pekalongan. Kain Sarong, detail, early 20th century) card wrapper nominally edgeworn. " . . . brings together the work of twelve contemporary Indonesian poets. Over forty poems are presented in both Indonesian and English, together with notes on ... View more info

IDYLS AND LEGENDS OF INVERBURN

By: Buchanan, Robert

Price: $34.78

Publisher: London, Alexander Strahan: 1865

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003009


206pp., plus 16 page publisher's promotional section at rear. Book square. Spine firm. Bright gilt title and border decoration. A substance [clear glue] splashed on, and adhered to, front board, else minor bumps and abrading to corners. Front inner hinge just starting, original binder's sticker [Burn of Kirby St.] affixed to rear pastedown, untrimmed text-block, with minimal random flecks. Contents include: Preamble, Willie Baird-A Winter Idyl, Lord Ronald's Wife, Poet A... View more info

LATE WINTER CHILD

By: Buckley, Vincent

Price: $15.98

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oxford University Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005525


38pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Plain card wraps. Spine-attached, grey-pressings, printed wrapper very lightly flecked, and mildly bumped. Having previously published four collections of poetry, Vincent Buckley, born 1925, has written 'Late Winter Child' as a poetic sequence in which he expresses various aspects of his second marriage, and paternity in middle-age, in a variety of lyric forms. The poems progress from his first reactions to a new lif... View more info