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1. Ackland, Michael (2005). Henry Handel Richardson: A Life (1st p/b ed). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 326 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, tiny crease rear corner. First complete biography of this famous Australian novelist. Michael Ackland has drawn on previously unavailable records to talk about this unconventional author. ISBN: 0521678641. Our Book No: 20823. $15 AUD.

2. Ackroyd, Peter (2010). The Death of King Arthur: Thomas Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, a Retelling (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Group. 316 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A retelling of the famous book written by Sir Thomas Malory and published in 1485 by Caxton's Press. The author's new retelling transforms this richly inventive medieval epic into a dramatic modern story brought to new life for our times, but still full of love, magic, adventure, heroism and betrayal. ISBN: 9781846141935. Our Book No: 29021. $15 AUD.

3. Adams, Marion (editor) (1971). The German Tradition: Aspects of Art and Culture in German-Speaking Countries. Sydney: John Wiley & Sons. 220 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, map, corner front cover creased, rear card cover lightly foxed, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Contains chapters on the German contribution to Western civilisation in fields such as art, music, medieval and modern literature, philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, education, science, politics, economy and foreign affairs. The editor is from the Department of Germanic Studies, University of Melbourne. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0471004618. Our Book No: 21859. $10 AUD.

4. Adams, Paul (1999). The Stranger from Melbourne: Frank Hardy - A Literary Biography 1944 - 1975. Perth, Nedlands: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 212 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear corners. Traces the relationship between Frank Hardy's writings, his political activism, and the Australian historical events that shaped his literary works. ISBN: 1876268239. Our Book No: 24823. $15 AUD.

5. Adamson, Jane (editor), Freadman, Richard (editor),Parker, David (editor) (1998). Renegotiating Ethics in Literature, Philosophy, and Theory (1st ed) [Literature, Culture, Theory]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 294 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners, minor pencil annotation. An international group of literary scholars and philosophers address some of the major reconceptualisations involved in the so called "turn towards ethics". The book attempts to assess the significance of this development for ethical and literary theory. ISBN: 0521629381. Our Book No: 28825. $20 AUD.

6. Alexander, Pacita,Perkins, Elizabeth (2004). A Love Affair with Australian Literature: The Story of Tom Inglis Moore (1st ed). Canberra, Charnwood: 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). 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 family tree chart. ISBN: 1740272552. Our Book No: 29379. $20 AUD.

7. Allen, Margaret (2002). Catherine Martin's Library with a List of the Books (1st ed) [Bibliograhica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 60 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, frontispiece, small mark front cover. This book has a list of the books in the remaining (major) portion of the library of important Australian writer Catherine Martin. Carefully catalogued, with the many annotations noted. There is a full introductory account of the writer and her books. Catherine travelled overseas and always took her 'trunkful of books'. The books show that she had an interest in art, politics, philosophy and social issues, and contemporary literature. (No 12 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910945. Our Book No: 29933. $30 AUD.

8. Anderson, Chester G. (1986). James Joyce, with 124 illustrations (1st p/b ed) [Literary Lives]. London: Thames & Hudson. 144 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner front cover little creased, edges lightly foxed, top edge foxed, minor edgewear. The author has visited all the places where James Joyce lived and worked, and shows here how closely all these biographical details are related to the substance of Joyce's novels. ISBN: 0500260184. Our Book No: 28448. $15 AUD.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Armstrong, Judith (1996). The Christesen Romance. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 225 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. The story of an extraordinary couple, each of whom has made a unique contribution to Australia's culture and literature. Nina Christesen pioneered Russian language and literature studies during the Cold War, and husband Clem Christesen was the founding editor of the literary magazine Meanjin. A captivating account in which the history of the Christesen's public achievements is interwoven with the story of their private joys, self-doubts and sorrows. ISBN: 0522847315. Our Book No: 22988. $12 AUD.

12. Aroney, Ellie,Feain, Paul (2016). Ion Idriess: An Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography. Sydney: Sydney Rare Book Auctions / Cornstalk Bookshop / Imprint Publishing. 126 + 19 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), colour photos, endpaper map, glossy paper. (No 133 of a limited edition of 200 autographed copies.) An illustrated bibliography of all 56 bestselling books by the popular Australian writer Ion Idriess. Each book (arranged alphabetically by title) covers 2 to 4 pages, and consists of photos of the dustjacket and cloth covers, plus a list of each edition and reprint, including publisher, month and year published, and print run (where known). There are separate sections on the illustrators and photographers. A unique guide. ISBN: 9780994522801. Our Book No: 16795. $130 AUD.

13. Bail, Murray (2005). Notebooks 1970 - 2003. London: Harvill. 305 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. A rare and fascinating glimpse into a writer's life, taken from the working notebooks of the author when he was an unknown writer living in London from 1970-74, and in Sydney 1988-2003 after the publication of Eucalyptus and other novels. (Sections of this book have been previously published as Longhand: A Writer's Notebooks, McPhee Gribble, 1989.). ISBN: 1740513533. Our Book No: 23037. $10 AUD.

14. Baring, Maurice (1932). Lost Lectures, or the Fruits of Experience [Collection of British and American Authors]. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz. 288 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, owner's written name. Essays by the English dramatist, novelist and man of letters. Three of the four essays are imaginary lectures, ie, papers read to the Newman Society at Oxford, and the other (that on Gilbert and Sullivan) was a real lecture delivered in London. (Written name of Australian actor Barry Humphries.) SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 12634. $10 AUD.

15. Barker, Cecely Mary (2003). My Garden of Flower Fairies (Reprint ed). London: Frederick Warne. 45 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, dustjacket, pictorial boards, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket. Cicely Mary Barker is the original author and illustrator of the Flower Fairies books which were first published in 1923. This beautiful reproduction has all the drawings and text of the original book. The books have become classics of children's literature, and will delight young and young-at-heart. ISBN: 0723249261. Our Book No: 25890. $15 AUD.

16. Barkley, Glen (2009). Avoiding Myth and Message: Australian Artists and the Literary World Includes "The Reader". Sydney, The Rocks: Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). 69 + 29 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos & drawings, faint mark inside front cover & first few pages, minor edgewear. Published for the exhibition "Avoiding Myth & Message: Australian Artists and the Literary World", Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney 7 April - 12 July 2009. Also includes "The Reader", which reproduces a number of works by both artists and writers. All of these texts have in some way influenced the research and development of the exhibition. The Reader allows an insight into the curatorial process and features texts reproduced within the exhibition. ISBN: 9781921034336. Our Book No: 28443. $30 AUD.

17. Barnard, Rita (2008). The Great Depression and the Culture of Abundance: Kenneth Fearing, Nathanael West, and the Mass Culture in the 1930s (POD ed) [Cambridge Studies: Literature and Culture]. New York: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 271 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, frontispiece, covers & spine little creased, few faint marks fore-edge, minor edgewear corners. Examines the relationship between two contradictory, or apparently contradictory, pairs of terms: "Depression and abundance" and "literature and mass culture". The study suggests, firstly, that one can find in the culture of the American 1930s - despite the national experience of scarcity and poverty - the now-familiar outlines of an image and consumer society. Secondly, the opposition between "high art" and "mass culture" was contested and challenged in the cultural production decade where book clubs, radio, popular exhibitions and star conductors were available to millions of people. (Printed copy of a POD book.). ISBN: 9780521102223. Our Book No: 29888. $30 AUD.

18. Barnum, Priscilla Heath (editor) (1976). Dives and Pauper: Volume I: Part I [Early English Text Society, No 275]. London: Oxford University Press / Early English Text Society. 359 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos (frontispiece & three foldouts), minor foxing (top edge, rear pastedown, reverse side jacket), jacket scuffed (edgewear, flap clipped). The first volume of a 3-volume set, containing the first half of the text of this classic document. "Dives and Pauper" is an encyclopaedic prose commentary on the Biblical Ten Commandments, cast as a dialogue between a rich layman (Dives) and his instructor, a poor mendicant friar (Pauper). It was composed about 1405 - 1410 by an unknown author, and addresses theological debates of the turbulent period of English church history with unusual directness and complexity. ISBN: 019722282X. Our Book No: 14428. $25 AUD.

19. Barton, George B.; Crittenden, Victor (introduction) (1993). Publishing Literature In N.S.W. in 1889 (1st this ed) [Bibliograhica Historica Australiae, no. 2]. Canberra, Cook: Mulini Press. 21 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, card covers, stapled, few black & white drawings, top corner front cover little creased. First published in the Centennial Magazine 1889. These essays are important in the history of the book in Australia. The essays show how hard it was for a new culture to emerge in the colonies that were soon to unite to form the Commonwealth of Australia. The author was a journalist, historian and lawyer, born in 1836 in Sydney. ISBN: 0949910376. Our Book No: 29883. $20 AUD.

20. Bassett, Jan (editor) (1995). Great Southern Landings: An Anthology of Antipodean Travel (1st ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 328 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, base spine lightly rubbed, small scuff mark front cover, tiny dent bottom edge. The term Antipodes was originally used to refer to "places on the surface of the earth directly opposite each other", and later came to mean Australasia. Thousands of travellers from the northern hemisphere - from Francois Pelsaert, commander of the ill-fated Batavia, to Eric Newby and Jan Morris - have left records of their impressions of the Antipodes; some voyagers - Jonathan Swift, Samuel Butler and Jules Verne, for instance, travelled only in their minds, writing about imaginary voyages. Jan Bassett has collected a delightful selection of 90 extracts from the writings of notable visitors to and imaginers of the Antipodes. These date from about 1605 to the 1990s. Included are dreamers, sailors, adventurers, political commentators and sporting figures. ISBN: 0195535820. Our Book No: 24836. $15 AUD.

21. Bayley, John (2004). Daylight Corroboree: A First-Hand Account of the Wanda Koolmatrie Hoax. [Adelaide]: Eidolon Books. 111 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The remarkable story of how he and a colleague created a fake Aboriginal writer, Wanda Koolmatrie, who wrote an autobiographical novel "My Own Sweet Time" (Magabala Press), which won the Dobbie Award for Australian Woman Writers in 1996. He later revealed the hoax in a Sydney tabloid newspaper (Daily Telegraph). ISBN: 0958546649. Our Book No: 16925. $40 AUD.

22. Behn, Aphra,Lipkink, Joanna (editor) (1997). Aphra Behn: Oroonoko: An Authoritative Text, Historical Backgrounds, Criticism (Reprint ed) [Norton Critical Edition]. New York: W. W. Norton. 272 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, maps, minor edgewear, pencil mark top edge. This Norton Critical Edition contains the best-known and most influential work of English playwright and novelist Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689). It reproduces the original 1688 text, the only text published in her lifetime. The short novel Oroonoko is the tale of an enslaved African prince, notable for its exploration of slavery, race, and gender. The editor has written explanatory annotations and textual notes. A selected bibliography and chronology of Behn's life are included. ISBN: 9780393970142. Our Book No: 27745. $15 AUD.

23. Behrendt, Larissa (2016). Finding Eliza: Power and Colonial Storytelling (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 211 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few black & white text photos, faint mark top edge, minor edgewear. This book is about Eliza Fraser who was purportedly captured by the Butchulla people after she was shipwrecked on Fraser Island in 1836. The author uses this story as a starting point to interrogate how Aboriginal people - and indigenous people of other countries - have been portrayed in their colonisers' stories. The author shows how these stories not only reflect the values of their storytellers but also reinforce those values - and how, in Australia, this has contributed to a complex racial divide. Written by the noted Aboriginal lawyer, writer and filmmaker. ISBN: 9780702253904. Our Book No: 29726. $22 AUD.

24. Bermann, Richard A.; Reynolds Hapgood, Elizabeth (translator) (2010). Home from Sea: Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa (Reprint ed) [R.L.S. in Samoa]. Honolulu, Hawaii: Mutual Publishing. 280 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, cover lightly scratched & creased, reader crease spine. Robert Louis Stevenson spent the last six years of his life in the Pacific Islands, where he wrote some of his finest books. This book is an exotic but factual account of the last two years in the life of "Tusitala", the Scottish novelist who won the hearts of the Samoan people for his artistry and compassion. ISBN: 9781566477888. Our Book No: 26502. $15 AUD.

25. Bertens, Hans (1995). The Idea of the Postmodern: A History (1st ed). London: Routledge. 284 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. This is the first introductory overview of postmodernism to succeed in giving a witty and accessible guide that is is easy to understand. The author sets out the interdisciplinary aspects, the critical debates and the key theorists of modernism in a clear way, using elegant prose. He also explains the relationship between postmodernism and poststructuralism, and that between modernism and postmodernism. ISBN: 0415060125. Our Book No: 29482. $25 AUD.

26. Binyon, T. J. (1989). Murder Will Out: The Detective in Fiction (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 166 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, protected by removable paper lined semiarchival plastic sleeve. Follows the trail of the detective in fiction from Edgar Allan Poe's chevalier Dupin to the present day. This book is not a history of a type of fiction, but a type of character - the fictional detective in all his guises, ranging from the brilliant eccentric amateur, to plodding policemen. This is an indispensable guide to who did what to whom, and how. ISBN: 019219223X. Our Book No: 27484. $15 AUD.

27. Bird, Delys (editor) (1993). Killing Women: Rewriting Detective Fiction (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 135 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. This book examines issues of femininity and criminality: women and violence, political correctness and private investigators. This collection explores questions of women in crime fiction and women writers of crime fiction, providing provocative comparisons to women's crime fiction in Britain and America. The authors provide an overview of current debates in the field of women's crime writing, as well as an historical context for the contemporary writer's essays. ISBN: 0207179484. Our Book No: 27501. $12 AUD.

28. Birkin, Andrew (2003). J. M. Barrie and the Lost Boys (The Real Story Behind Peter Pan) (Updated ed). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 324 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear, owner's sticker. Heavy. J. M. Barrie, novelist, playwright, and author of Peter Pan, led a life as magical as his famous creation. Childless in his marriage, Barrie grew obsessively close to the five young boys of the Davies family, becoming their guardian when they were orphaned. Draws extensively on a vast range of notebooks, memoirs, and recorded interviews with the Davies family. Originally published in 1979, this illustrated reissue has a new preface to mark the release of "Neverland", the film of Barrie's life, and the upcoming centenary of Peter Pan. ISBN: 0300098227. Our Book No: 13240. $20 AUD.

29. Bohny, Nicholas (1982). The New Picture Book, being Pictorial Lessons on Form, Comparison, and Number, for Children Under Seven Years of Age, with Explanations [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 36 pp. Hardback oblong folio, very good plus condition, colour plates, pictorial board cover (red cloth spine), in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. The 36 single-sided pages of colour drawings, two or three per page, each picture of familiar things, has a caption underneath asking questions about the picture. Originally published in Germany, 1850, then (English translation) in Edinburgh by Edmonston & Douglas, 1858. By German educator, who believed that children initially learn by doing and visualising pictures. Inspired by Froebel's Kindergarten movement, involving creative play. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16943. $50 AUD.

30. Bowlby, Rachel (1993). Shopping with Freud. London: Routledge. 134 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation few pages. Examines some of the surprising ways in which consumers appear in a range of writings - from literature to marketing psychology to psychoanalysis. Shows how ideas about consumption are brought to bear on contemporary questions of choice in areas that seem far removed from a straightforward matter of advertising and shopping. ISBN: 0415060079. Our Book No: 24154. $15 AUD.

31. Brams, Steven J. (2011). Game Theory and the Humanities: Bridging Two Worlds. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 319 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). Game theory models are ubiquitous in economics, common in political science, and increasingly used in psychology and sociology. In evolutionary biology, they offer compelling explanations for competition in nature. But game theory has been only sporadically applied to the humanities: literature, history, and philosophy. It can illuminate the rational choices made by characters in texts ranging from the Bible to Joseph Heller's Catch-22, and can explicate strategic questions in law, history, and philosophy. Much of Brams's analysis is based on the theory of moves (TOM), which is grounded in game theory, and which he develops gradually and applies systematically throughout. ISBN: 9780262015226. Our Book No: 15442. $25 AUD.

32. Brasch, R. (Rabbi Rudolph) (1998). Reminiscences of a Roving Rabbi. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 272 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), front cover little jacket scratched. The fascinating autobiography of this much-travelled Australian rabbi and writer. ISBN: 020718979X. Our Book No: 20055. $15 AUD.

33. Brennan, Bernadette (editor) (2008). Just Words: Australian Authors Writing for Justice Featuring Gail Jones, Kim Scott, Frank Brennan, and Eva Sallis (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 200 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. In this collection, Australian writers explore the relationship between writing and justice, a relationship utterly dependent on informed, ethical readers. These essays from poets, essayists, academics, playwrights, critics and novelists demonstrate how it is possible for writing to articulate concerns of justice, enlighten the broader community and move citizens to action. ISBN: 9780702236389. Our Book No: 23635. $15 AUD.

34. 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.

35. Bridge, Carl (editor) (1994). Manning Clark: Essays on His Place in History. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 236 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few tiny dents rear cover, minor edgewear. These essays offer detailed, scholarly analysis of history as portrayed by Manning Clark - its style and structure, dominant themes, treatment of women and Aborigines, sense of place, and reliability. They examine Clark's place among Australian historians, artists and writers, his public role as the best guru in the business, his teaching methods, his philosophy of life, and his thinking on national identity. This book seeks to form opinion and to steady the debate. Contributors include historians, political scientists, literary critics, classicists, men and women, young and old, friends and enemies. ISBN: 0522846408. Our Book No: 23812. $12 AUD.

36. Brisbane, Katharine, Brissenden, R. F.,Malouf, David (1978). New Currents in Australian Writing. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 35 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, good condition, covers little faded, few light creases covers, pages lightly toned, staples lightly rusted. The pamphlet is a collection of three essays which were originally talks delivered at Writers' Week in the 1978 Adelaide Festival of Arts. Katherine Brisbane writes on Current Australian Theatre Writing. R. F. Brissenden discusses the many facets of Recent Australian Fictions. David Malouf contributes his observations on Contemporary Australian Poetry. ISBN: 0207137412. Our Book No: 29747. $15 AUD.

37. Bronte, Charlotte; Bentley, Phyllis (introduction) (1971). Shirley: A Tale (Reprint ed). London: Collins. 510 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, leatherette dark red card covers, gilt top edge, black & white drawing frontispiece, minimal edgewear, ribbon bookmark. This is the classic story of Shirley and her family first published in 1849. This is second novel by Charlotte Bronte after "Jane Eyre", and is the most Yorkshire of her novels. It is a robust, racy, daylight story, crowded with characters and displaying many lively incidents. Our Book No: 25723. $10 AUD.

38. Brown, Professor Gavin; North, Richard (introduction) (2008). Obiter Dicta (1st ed). Sydney: University of Sydney. 71 pp. Paperback square octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, minimal edgewear. A collection of editorials written by Professor Gavin Brown, Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Sydney 1996 - 2008. ISBN: 9781742100586. Our Book No: 24808. $20 AUD.

39. Butler-Bowdon, Tom (2001). 50 Self-help Classics: Books to Change Your Life (1st ed). Sydney, East Roseville: Simon & Schuster. 281 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. A guide to 50 proven classics in the self-help field in the 20th century. Each consists of a 2 to 4 page summary of the life skills advocated, a brief biography of the author, and a history of the book. ISBN: 0731810368. Our Book No: 24748. $12 AUD.

40. 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.

41. Campbell, Roderic (2014). Fugitive Books: The U Committee's Book Fair 1968 - 2012 & Women's Voluntary Work at UNSW. Sydney, Kensington: UNSW Archives. 189 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. A history of the largest secondhand bookfair in Sydney in Sydney, held at the University of New South Wales biannually (later annually) from 1968 to 2012. ISBN: 9780733434679. Our Book No: 15961. $30 AUD.

42. Carey, Peter (2008). 30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account (1st p/b ed). London: Bloomsbury. 248 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, top spine little bumped, pages faintly toned, minor foxing flyleaf, front cover little creased, minor edgewear. The author returns home to Sydney after living abroad for years, and he attempts to capture its character with the help of his old friends. Famous sights such as Bondi Beach, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the Blue Mountains are looked at with new eyes. ISBN: 9780747596882. Our Book No: 28368. $10 AUD.

43. Carroll, Alison (1986). Barbara Hanrahan, Printmaker. Adelaide, Netley: Wakefield Press. 108 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour illustrations (reproductions), laminate coating peeling top spine, spine ends little rubbed, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. About the prints created by the South Australian artist and writer (1939 - 1991). This book reproduces a small proportion of her prints made since 1960. The selection focuses on the major themes and images as well as on the physical explorations of her work. Also traces the three clearest periods of Hanrahan's prints: her early development, her first major phase of printmaking from 1963 until 1967, and her second period since 1975. ISBN: 0949268429. Our Book No: 29396. $30 AUD.

44. Chambers, Iain (1990). Border Dialogues: Journeys in Postmodernity (1st ed) [Comedia Series]. London: Routledge. 146 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, top spine lightly rubbed, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. Examines some areas of contemporary culture, philosophy and criticism from the postmodern perspective. ISBN: 0415013755. Our Book No: 24187. $10 AUD.

45. Chaplin, Harry F.; Lindsay, Jack (preface) (1976). The Fanfrolico Press: A Survey Based Upon Books in His Collection [Studies in Australian Bibliography]. Sydney: Wentworth Press. 81 pp. Paperback quarto, card covers, very good condition, spine little faded & toned, black & white plates including frontispiece (edges lightly foxed), minor edgewear, autograph (author's written & dated dedication title page). The Fanfrolico Press evolved from the Hand Press of T. Kirtley, established by him at his home in Kirribilli, a suburb of Sydney, in 1923. He was collector of limited editions and press books. The name of the press was changed in 1925 to The Fanfrolico Press. This bibliography of Fanfrolico books contains copies of every title published by the press. Also notable is the number of books inscribed and annotated by Jack Lindsay, and the number of limited editions. (No 23 in this series from the Book Collectors Society of Australia. Dedication states: "To John Reid with best wishes, H. Chplain, March 1981.). ISBN: 0855870958. Our Book No: 21761. $15 AUD.

46. 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.

47. Chesterton, G. K.; Belloc, Hilaire (foreword),Ahlquist, Dale (new foreword) (2006). The Catholic Church and Conversion (Reissue ed). San Francisco: Ignatius Press. 141 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. The famous English essayist and novelist explains his understanding of Catholicism and the Catholic Church, and how its appeal to reason and truth eventually won him over. With new foreword. ISBN: 1586170732. Our Book No: 24141. $10 AUD.

48. Chick, Suzanne (1995). Searching for Charmian: The Daughter Charmian Clift Gave Away Discovers the Mother She Never Knew (Reprint ed). Sydney: Picador. 365 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos. The author, an adopted child, is surprised to discover that her biological mother is the well-known Australian novelist. ISBN: 0330356542. Our Book No: 16393. $15 AUD.

49. Chitty, Susan (2007). Anna Sewell: The Woman Who Wrote Black Beauty. Gloucestershire: Tempus Publishing. 287 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, small mark top edge. Documents Anna Sewell's strict Quaker upbringing and typically Victorian relationship with her dominating mother. All lovers of Black Beauty, and horses generally, will enjoy this book about one of the best known and loved authors. ISBN: 9780752442822. Our Book No: 25050. $14 AUD.

50. 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.

51. Clarke, Marcus (1996). About Gardens and Flowers [Commemoration Series]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 34 pp. Paperback thin trade, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, black & white text drawings. This pamphlet was published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Marcus Clarke on 24 April 1846. The novelist is best known for his "For the Term of His Natural Life". He also wrote articles and essays. Among the latter is this essay about Gardens and Flowers. The main part of the essay is about the Botanic Gardens of Melbourne as they were in the 1870s just after they had been taken over from Ferdinand von Mueller by William Guilfoyle. He also mentions Francis Bacon and John Evelyn and some of the well-known and loved flower painters. ISBN: 094991066X. Our Book No: 28444. $14 AUD.

52. Clarke, Patricia (1999). Rosa! Rosa! A Life of Rosa Praed, Novelist and Spiritualist. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 274 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, minimal edgewear. This prolific author of 45 novels was a very unusual woman and spiritualist. She was born in frontier Queensland, but spent most of her adult life in the literary, artistic and political circles of London. As a young woman, she moved in the squattocracy circles of Brisbane - and later in London, as a member of Oscar Wilde's circle. Rosa kept notes of the characters and conversations around her - thus her books reveal keen and intelligent observation. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0522848559. Our Book No: 14594. $20 AUD.

53. Clendinnen, Inga (2000). Tiger's Eye: A Memoir. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 289 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, corner tip few pages & rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. In this very personal memoir, the Australian author and cultural historian writes about how illness (hepatitis) challenges the self, and how the disabling of the body can liberate the imagination. By the author of "Reading the Holocaust". ISBN: 1876485264. Our Book No: 29309. $14 AUD.

54. Clift, Charmian,Wheatley, Nadia (editor) (1990). Trouble in Lotus Land: Essays 1964 - 1967. Sydney: Imprint / Angus & Robertson. 319 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Collected essays selected from her weekly column in the Sydney Morning Herald. This is the companion volume to "Images in Aspic" and "The World of Charmian Clift", and brings together for the first time in book form the remaining essays from 1964 to 1967. ISBN: 0207166226. Our Book No: 27934. $20 AUD.

55. Cohen, J. M. (1956). A History of Western Literature (1st ed). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 179 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, blue heritage cover, pages lightly toned, small tear spine ends, minor edgewear. The whole story of continental writing in the vernacular tongues from the days of the great epics and romances of chivalry to the middle of the present century. Our Book No: 20657. $10 AUD.

56. Colbert, David (2005). The Magical Worlds of Narnia: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts. New York: Berkley Books. 186 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear, remainder stripe, tiny mark bottom edge. This book explores the myths, legends, and history behind C. S. Lewis's beloved Narnia stories. ISBN: 0425205630. Our Book No: 23530. $12 AUD.

57. Cole, E. W. (Edward William) (editor) (1915). Happiness [The Cream of Human Thought Library]. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 443 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, black & white drawings, frontispiece, foxing first several pages, light foxing edges & inside covers, pages lightly toned, prelim page & spine ends creased, top & bottom edges lightly stained, corners covers little bumped, some edgewear. (Estimated date: 1910s, Trove catalogue.) This book is the fifth volume of The Cream of Human Thought Library. It has 1000 of the best quotations in prose and verse on happiness, gathered from universal, ancient and modern literature. Our Book No: 29936. $40 AUD.

58. Coleman, Peter (2010). The Last Intellectuals: Essays on Writers and Politics (1st ed). Sydney, Balmain: Quadrant Books. 324 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), pages lightly toned as usual. Collected essays of Peter Coleman as published in Quadrant magazine which he edited. He records how journalists, essayists, poets, novelists and editors defended cultural freedom and contributed to the eventual collapse of communism. ISBN: 9780980677829. Our Book No: 26196. $22 AUD.

59. Coleman, Verna (1981). Miles Franklin in America: Her Unknown (Brilliant) Career. London & Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 219 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, small mark fore-edge, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication front free flyleaf). After the initial success of "My Brilliant Career " in 1901, the author Miles Franklin left for America five years after its publication, and then stayed for over 20 years. She became involved with the Chicago Labour movement. Utilises Miles Franklin's own diaries and letters from that period to contend that she was neither particularly successful as a Labour union agitator for women, nor as a writer. Her writing was mediocre at best until she came back to reconnect with her homeland. ISBN: 0207145369. Our Book No: 3393. $18 AUD.

60. Collins, Jeff,Mayblin, Bill (2000). Introducing Derrida (Reprint ed). Sydney: Icon / Allen & Unwin. 171 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white cartoons, minor edgewear. Describes the key strategies of Derrida's writings, explains their controversial effects in philosophy, and shows how Derrida has put them to work in literature, art, architecture and politics. Written and illustrated with wit and clarity, the book offers a starting point for an intellectual adventure that threatens to disturb some of the most comfortable habits of contemporary thought. ISBN: 1840461187. Our Book No: 24843. $12 AUD.

61. Collins, Wilkie (2009). The Haunted Hotel (Reprint ed) [Penguin Classic Crime]. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 234 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. A sinister Countess is driven mad by a dark secret. An innocent woman is made the instrument of retribution. A murdered man's fury reaches beyond the grave. This classic historical novel, originally published 1889, will keep you guessing until the end. ISBN: 9780141045108. Our Book No: 23937. $10 AUD.

62. 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.

63. Coren, Michael (1996). Conan Doyle. London: Bloomsbury. 213 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white photos. Superb biography of the British medical doctor and spiritualist - best known as the novelist who created the iconic detective Sherlock Holmes. ISBN: 0747526680. Our Book No: 13860. $10 AUD.

64. Cotter, Jason (editor),Williams, Michael (editor); Hancock, James Gulliver (illustrator) (2009). Readings and Writings: Forty Years in Books. Melbourne, Carlton: Readings Books, Music and Film. 264 pp. Paperback, very good condition, few black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Readings opened in 1969, and has grown to become one of the most renowned and beloved bookshops in Melbourne and a landmark on the local library scene. This book is a collection of new Australian short stories from writers who have been involved with Readings over the years. ISBN: 9781740668217. Our Book No: 29567. $15 AUD.

65. Couvreur, Jessie ("Tasma"),Clarke, Patricia (editor) (1995). Tasma's Diaries: The Diaries of Jessie Couvreur with Another by Her Young Sister Edith Huybers (1st ed) [Australian Books on Demand, no.. 15]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 87 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, tables, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), tiny crush bottom edge front cover & a few pages, minor edgewear. The Tasma Diaries consist of three diaries, two by Jessie Couvreur the novelist who wrote under the pseudonym Tasma, and a third by Jessie's young sister Edith Huybers. Tasma took her name from Tasmania where she spent her early years. Edited by the Australian writer, lecturer and foreign correspondent. ISBN: 0949910597. Our Book No: 29776. $20 AUD.

66. Coveny, Christopher (1883). Twenty Scenes from the Works of Dickens Designed & Etched by Christopher Coveny (1st ed) [Etchings from Dickens by Christopher Coveny]. Sydney: Thos. (Thomas) H. Fielding / Printed by John Sands. 120 pp. Hardback large folio (32.0 x 25.2 cm), original light brown cloth (moire-silk-covered) boards (gilt lettering front cover), original half-bound (dark brown morocco leather spine & corners, with gilt outlining), good plus condition, full-page engravings, new plain endpapers, top edge gilt, faint tide marks edges few pages (previous water contact now dry), cloth cover worn (ring stain on front cover), minor foxing (particularly first & last pages), edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Limited edition of 219 copies, source National Gallery of Australia.) A scarce book of engravings of scenes from Dickens by an Australian artist, and published in Australia. The etchings depict memorable scenes from his early novels, particularly Pickwick Papers. There are two title pages, one engraved and one letterpress, and an introduction. Interleaved between the engravings are a page with a small text box that include quotations from his novels. Plate 7 is presented in two states (one on India paper). Printing of the etchings was supervised by C. M. Buck. Podeschi H1042. Ferguson 9140A. Christopher John Coveny (1846 - 1941) abandoned his law practice briefly for teaching, but then became an engraver. This is his most famous work. His etchings were similar to those of Phiz - so he did two extra plates (title page & plate 7) to prove his originality (as explained in a preliminary note). His career was short-lived, however, as he suffered a nervous breakdown in 1884. Our Book No: 14834. $400 AUD.

67. Crane, Walter (1980). Flower's from Shakespeare's Garden: A Posy from the Plays, Pictured by Walter Crane. London: Cassell Ltd. 40 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, silver drawing front board, colour drawings, bottom edge & spine ends rubbed, minor edgewear jacket (lightly faded). This book was first published in 1906, and this classic reissue is as charming as it was then. One of a series of 'flower fantasies' produced by Crane towards the end of his life, it combines the originality of his earlier illustrative work with haunting fragments of quotations from Shakespeare. ISBN: 0289709105. Our Book No: 29653. $15 AUD.

68. 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.

69. 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.

70. Crittenden, Victor (1997). Louisa Atkinson and her Novels. Canberra: Mulini Press. 63 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, tiny scuff spine edge. This book is about the first native born (Australian-born) woman novelist. This book is an outline of her life and discusses her novels and stories. Louisa Atkinson was born in 1838 and died in 1871. In addition to her novels she is is well-known as a botanist and a collector of Australian plants. ISBN: 0949910546. Our Book No: 29721. $20 AUD.

71. Crittenden, Victor (2002). Yesterday's Gardens: A History and Bibliography of Australian Gardening Books (2nd, revised and enlarged ed). Canberra: Mulini Press. 276 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, tiny dent spine edge. This book is a fascinating history of gardening books in Australia. The first part outlines the story of gardening books in this country and the people who wrote them. Many of the introduced plants and flowers are revealed and the growing of Native Plants from the earliest times is referred to in this part. This book has been revised and extended and in part rewritten. It now lists 206 Australian Gardening Books published before 1950. The Second Part of the book lists in detail all Australian Gardening Books from the first 'Gardening Guide' in 1806 up until 1950 and gives a brief description of the contents of each book. ISBN: 0949910902. Our Book No: 29723. $35 AUD.

72. Crouch, Michael (2005). The Literary Larrikin: A Critical Biography of T. A. G. Hungerford (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 260 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos. A colourful life story of the last grand old man of Australian literature. The author of four novels, a short-story writer and a poet, he has been a soldier and a traveller. This biography also takes an in-depth look at Tom Hungerford the man, the archetypal bachelor of the post-war years. He represents the Australia of yesteryear, when the country still retained a certain innocence and his native Perth was just a big country town. ISBN: 1920694390. Our Book No: 21858. $15 AUD.

73. 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.

74. Culler, Jonathan (2000). Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Reissue ed) [Very Short Introductions]. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 149 pp. Paperback, card covers (with flaps), very good plus condition. Outlines the ideas behind different schools of literary theory, such as deconstruction, semiotics, postcolonial theory and structuralism. Explains the nature of language and meaning, and how literature is related to culture. ISBN: 019285383X. Our Book No: 22759. $10 AUD.

75. 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.

76. Dahl, Roald (1987). Going Solo: Continuing the Story Begun in Boy (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 210 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, map, frontispiece, light crease spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The English author continues his autobiography which began in "Boy". He goes to East Africa on his first job in the first part of the book, and in the second part he writes about the time he went flying with the RAF in the Second World War. ISBN: 9780140103069. Our Book No: 28344. $10 AUD.

77. Daniels, Paul Raimond (2013). The Birth of Tragedy (1st ed). Durham: Acumen Publishing. 240 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, top spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. An analysis of the meaning of Greek tragedy (Ancient Greek theatre) by the German philosopher Nietzsche. A clear account of the text and its philosophical, literary and historical influences. Each chapter examines part of the text, explaining the ideas presented and assessing relevant points of interpretation. The book will interest readers in philosophy, literary studies and classics. ISBN: 9781844652433. Our Book No: 29455. $30 AUD.

78. Darwin, Charles; Browne, Janet (editor),Neve, Michael (editor) (1989). Voyage of the Beagle: Charles Darwin's Journal of Researches (Abridged, reprint ed) [Penguin Classics]. London: Penguin Books. 432 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is the journal from Charles Darwin's voyage on the Beagle on the 27 December 1831 (at age only 22 years). A shortened version that is vivid and immediate, showing a naturalist making patient observations, above all in geology. Volcanoes in the Galapagos, the Gossamer spider of Patagonia and the Australasian coral reefs are to be found in these extraordinary writings. The editors have provided an introduction and notes for this Penguin Classics edition, which also contains maps and appendices, including an essay on scientific geology and the Bible by Robert FitzRoy, Darwin's friend and captain of the Beagle. ISBN: 014043268X. Our Book No: 25516. $10 AUD.

79. Dawood, N. J. (editor) (1999). The Koran (5th, revised, reprint ed). London: Penguin Classics. 456 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. Universally accepted by Muslims as the infallible Word of God as revealed to Mohammed by the Angel Gabriel nearly 1400 years ago, the Koran still provides the rules of conduct fundamental to the way of life. ISBN: 0140445587. Our Book No: 4306. $10 AUD.

80. Day, Marele (editor) (1996). How to Write Crime (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 187 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book by an Australian crime fiction novelist reveals crime writers at work and provides insights into how their books were produced, The author has brought together 12 crime writers and readers to give invaluable insights into what they do, what they look for and suggest ways for you to write. There are skills, techniques and short cuts and ways to solve problems that have helped the best-selling contributors in their careers. Exercises follow most of the chapters. Winner of the Ned Kelly Award. ISBN: 186373998X. Our Book No: 27499. $15 AUD.

81. de Board, Robert (1998). Counselling for Toads: A Psychological Adventure (1st ed). London: Routledge. 153 pp. Paperback, very good condition, bottom corner creased last page, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear, owner's rubber stamps. Toad, the famous character in Kenneth Grahame's "The Wind in the Willows" is in a very depressed state and his good friends Rat, Mole and Badger encourage him to have counselling! Follow the course of Toad's counselling, based on the author's own work of counselling people for over 20 years. Suitable for anyone approaching counselling (transactional method), whether as a student, client or counsellor. ISBN: 0415174295. Our Book No: 26248. $18 AUD.

82. De Ferdkin, S. W. (editor); Guiraldes, Alberto (illustrator) (1948). Argentine Anthology (1st ed). London: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press (OUP). 91 pp. Paperback small, dustjacket, card covers, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, minor edgewear jacket (closed edge tears, edges little chipped, lightly marked, reverse side lightly toned, slight loss top spine), top edge lightly foxed, tiny mark front flyleaf, edges & pages lightly toned, bookshop sticker. This little book is an anthology of writings in English about Argentina, including folklore, portraits, essays, fables and sketches. The introduction and the preface are written in Spanish by the editor. (bookshop sticker from Mitchell's English Book Store, Buenos Aires.). Our Book No: 16090. $15 AUD.

83. De Groen, Francis (1998). Xavier Herbert: A Biography (1st ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 349 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, pages little toned. This is the first biography of Queensland novelist Xavier Herbert (1901 - 1984), author of the award-winning "Capricornia". Examines the contradictions at the core of his turbulent life and career. It charts his lifelong quest to discover the reality of his existence and to forge a larger-than-life identity. The book highlights his compulsion to write and shows his abiding themes, including those relating to sex and women. There are many photos, some of which have never been published before. ISBN: 0702230219. Our Book No: 29760. $25 AUD.

84. Dean & Son, Publisher (1982). Cinderella: Dean and 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.

85. Deedes, W. F. (2003). At War with Waugh: The Real Story of Scoop [Evelyn Waugh]. London: Macmillan. 135 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, lightly creased rear cover jacket. Deedes and Evelyn Waugh were both journalists reporting the war in Abyssinia (Ethiopia) during 1935. Deedes was the model for Boot in Waugh's novel "Scoop". ISBN: 1405005734. Our Book No: 11772. $10 AUD.

86. 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 children's picture book of poems by a classical writer suitable for all ages. ISBN: 0858356228. Our Book No: 27820. $15 AUD.

87. Derrida, Jacques; Bennington, Geoffrey (translator),Bowlby, Rachel (translator) (1991). Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question (Reprint ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 139 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark top edge, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. From translator's note: The text translated here is that of a lecture on spirituality given 14 March 1987, at the end of a conference organized by the College International de Philosophie in Paris, entitled "Heidegger: Open Questions". The notes were naturally added later. The translators give references wherever possible to English versions of the texts by Heidegger cited by Jacques Derrida. The translator's have retranslated throughout in the interests of consistency and proximity to the versions used by Derrida. ISBN: 0226143198. Our Book No: 29678. $18 AUD.

88. Dessaix, Robert (2004). Twilight of Love: Travels With Turgenev. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 275 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good condition, illustrated endpapers, covers a little rubbed (mostly black background), ribbon bookmark. The Australian author has written a fascinating memoir, literary biography and travel book. He followed in the footsteps of the Russian writer Ivan Turgenev to create the memoir, after having his own 40-year relationship with Turgenev, first as a student of the Russian language in both Australia and Russia, then as a teacher. Through his journey, he now refers to Turgenev as a friend. ISBN: 0330364995. Our Book No: 28820. $15 AUD.

89. Dessaix, Robert (2014). What Days Are For (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 231 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), bottom edge covers little rubbed, top corner front cover lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket. Autobiography of the Australian author who is reflecting on his life after suffering a near fatal heart attack in Sydney. These surprisingly funny recollections are about intimacy, travel, spirituality, enchantment, language and childhood, all combined with his heightened sense of mortality. ISBN: 9780857985767. Our Book No: 29249. $20 AUD.

90. Dickens, Charles,Rowland, Peter (editor) (1997). My Early Times (Revised ed). London: Aurum Press. 210 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear jacket. Peter Rowlands presents a masterly reconstruction of the early life of Charles Dickens, written in his own words, and based on numerous sources, including autobiographical fragments, speeches, letters, as well as autobiographical passages from his novel "David Copperfield" (note the reverse of his initials CD). ISBN: 1854105183. Our Book No: 17191. $15 AUD.

91. Doyle, John W. (1948). Adam: A Play: Translated from the Anglo-Norman. Sydney: Shakespeare Head Press. 77 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white plates, few tiny edge tears jacket (lightly marked), tiny bump top corner cover. This is the first English version of Adam, the greatest surviving medieval vernacular play. The present translation by John Doyle has been made from Professor Studer's edition of the unique manuscript in the Tours Municipal Library, London. Our Book No: 23980. $10 AUD.

92. 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.

93. Drewe, Robert (2012). Montebello: A Memoir (1st ed). Melbourne: Hamish Hamilton / Penguin Books. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, reader crease in spine, edges & pages lightly toned, small slightly faded area rear cover (sticker removal). This book is a moving sequel to "The Shark Net". The author writes with his characteristic frankness, humour and cinematic imagery. He travels to the Montebellos (site of atomic tests) to visit the territory that has held his imagination since childhood. ISBN: 9780670893473. Our Book No: 27369. $18 AUD.

94. Dunning, John (2005). The Bookman's Promise: A Cliff Janeway Novel (1st p/b ed). New York: Pocket Star / Pocket Books. 469 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. Crime fiction novel about a Denver policeman named Cliff Janeway who is now a bookseller. He buys a signed first edition of a rare book by a 19th century explorer and man of letters, Sir Richard Francis Burton, and then becomes involved in a new mystery. ISBN: 0731813022. Our Book No: 28038. $10 AUD.

95. Durack, Mary (1984). Sons in the Saddle (Reprint ed). London / Melbourne: Constable / Hutchinson Australia. 442 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece portrait, black & white text-photos, spine faded jacket (minor edgewear). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A sequel to "Kings in Grass Castles", about the pioneering Durack family in the Kimberleys, Western Australia (written by the famous novelist in the family). A wonderfully readable and lively family saga, centred on the commanding figure of her father, Michael (M. P.) Durack. ISBN: 0091484200. Our Book No: 3442. $25 AUD.

96. Durack, Mary (1998). Sons in the Saddle (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bantam. 448 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos centre spread. A sequel to "Kings in Grass Castles", about the pioneering Durack family in the Kimberleys, Western Australia (written by the novelist family member). ISBN: 0733801579. Our Book No: 10214. $15 AUD.

97. Dutton, Ninette (2000). Home: A Journey of Discovery and Fulfilment (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 264 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few minor scratches covers & spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Fascinating autobiography of Australian writer and artist. The author has written a wonderfully reflective account of living for the day, of travelling, gardening and making a house a home. ISBN: 187648537X. Our Book No: 26023. $12 AUD.

98. Edwards, Hazel (2015). Not Just a Piece of Cake: Being an Author. Melbourne: Brolga Publishing. 271 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. A candid memoir by the Australian children's writer, and author of "There's a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake". Humorously describes realistic process of the process of creativity, via anecdotes. "Anecdultery" is a Hazel original term for storytelling. Hazel Edwards takes the reader behind her many books. She shares the humour of a diverse work style and family life behind the beloved characters like the cake-eating hippo. Hippocampus is where memories are kept. Collaborating with illustrators, performers, co-authors and even family, Hazel shares the process of writing and why storytelling matters culturally, and personally. ISBN: 9781922175809. Our Book No: 17072. $15 AUD.

99. Eggert, Paul; Lawson, Henry (subject) (2013). Biography of a Book: Henry Lawson's While the Billy Boils (Corrected ed) [Penn State Studies in the History of the Book]. Sydney / Pennsylvania: Sydney University Press / Pennsylvania State University Press. 385 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, frontispiece, black & white illustrations, minimal edgewear. Traces the life of an iconic Australian literary work in the lead-up to, and for a century after, its initial publication: Henry Lawson's 1896 collection While the Milly Boils. He follows Lawson's gradual career development. Clarifies established moments in Australian literary history, and gives a better understanding of Lawson himself. ISBN: 9781743320129. Our Book No: 29887. $26 AUD.

100. Egri, Lajos; Miller, Gilbert (introduction) (1960). The Art of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives (Revised, reprint ed). New York: Simon & Schuster. 305 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, base spine little scuffed, minor edgewear. Revised edition (originally published, 1946). A direct approach to the problem of achieving truth in a literary creation. Analyzes the mysteries of play-construction, which works with the short story, novel and screenplay. All good dramatic writing depends upon an understanding of what motivates humans to act in certain ways. ISBN: 0671213326. Our Book No: 29419. $15 AUD.

101. Ellis, Bob; Brooksbank, Anne (compiler), Ellis, Jack (introduction),Murray, Les (reflection) (2016). Bob Ellis in His Own Words. Melbourne, Carlton: Black Inc. 374 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) & a few black & white photos, front cover corner tip creased & little scuffed, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. Compiled from Bob Ellis's many diaries. Partly about the man himself, and about the compiler Anne Brooksbank, who married Bob in December 1977. It has a selection from some of his best writing on life and current affairs. Bob died in 2016. ISBN: 9781863958912. Our Book No: 29441. $20 AUD.

102. Ellmann, Richard (1988). Four Dubliners: Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, Samuel Becket (Reprint ed). London: Hamish Hamilton. 106 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This book shows the writers in crucial phases: Wilde at Oxford, Yeats in the 'second puberty' of his Steinach operation, Joyce enamoured of two women in Switzerland, Becket coming to terms with his Irish predecessors. These four men had in common the fact that they were all born in Dublin, and responded to their upbringing in Dublin as they reconstituted English literature. ISBN: 0241121094. Our Book No: 28445. $25 AUD.

103. Ellsworth, E. E. (1961). Doctor Noreen (Reprint ed) [Crown Library, No 5]. London: Lutterworth Press. 120 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), frontispiece, scuff marks & slight loss front pastedown (label removed), minor foxing rear pastedown, light brown strip free flyleaves, tiny scuff mark front free flyleaf, little loss corners & spine ends jacket (small edge tears, light stains reverse side, flap clipped), presentation bookplate, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Classic novel for young adults. What does the wisp of smoke coming from the large house next door to their school mean? Share in the adventures of Doreen and her friend Sylvia as they find out. Our Book No: 23561. $10 AUD.

104. Epstein, E. L. (editor); Joyce, James (1982). A Starchamber Quiry: A James Joyce Centennial Volume 1882 - 1982 (1st ed). New York: Methuen. 164 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, top edge lightly foxed, corner tips few pages little worn, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, light foxing top edge flaps, spine little faded, light stain bottom edge), bottom corners little bumped. This book celebrates the centenary of Joyce's birth, and contains five essays that are cover most aspects of James Joyce's work: by Hugh Kenner, Fritz Senn, E.L. Epstein, Robert Boyle and Clive Hart. ISBN: 0416315607. Our Book No: 28455. $15 AUD.

105. 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. $12 AUD.

106. Eyers, Kerrie (editor) (2006). Tracking the Black Dog: Hairy Tales and Historical Legwork from the Black Dog Institute's Writing Competition (Reprint ed). Sydney: University of New South Wales Press / Black Dog Institute. 206 pp. Paperback trade, thick card covers (with flaps), very good condition, front covers corners little creased, minor edgewear. This book is the product of the Black Dog Institute's inaugural writing competition - drawing from highlights from the hundreds of entries. A fascinating look at the history of depression. ISBN: 0868408123. Our Book No: 26624. $15 AUD.

107. 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.

108. Feather, John (1988). A History of British Publishing (1st p/b ed). London: Routledge. 292 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This comprehensive history covers the period in which books have been printed in Britain. Includes a survey of the present century, the age of the Net Book Agreement, the book club, and the electronic media. ISBN: 0415026547. Our Book No: 27942. $20 AUD.

109. 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.

110. Flecker, James Elroy (1948). Hassan: The Story of Hassan of Baghdad, and How He Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand: A Play in Five Acts. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books / William Heinemann. 122 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, top corner front cover & few pages lightly creased, spine ends lightly rubbed, tiny bump base spine. The author dramatised this story, which is based upon old Turkish tales, when he was working in the Middle East in 1911. It has proved to be one of the most spectacular plays on the modern English stage, and has been broadcast with equal success. Our Book No: 23921. $10 AUD.

111. Forbes, Derek (2002). Illustrated Playbills: A Study Together With a Reprint of "A Descriptive Catalogue of Theatrical Wood Engravings" (1865). Covent Garden, London: Society for Theatre Research. 134 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, drawings (playbills), corner tips few pages creased, minor edgewear. Detailed study of some of the thousands of old playbills that have survived, thus contributing to our understanding of early theatrical practices. Has chapters on definitions and early examples, playbills featuring animal subjects, those featuring human subjects. Plus an introduction to the 1865 catalogue prepared by E. J. Bath, case-studies of selected plays and their illustrations. Part II is a facsimile of the Bath catalogue of theatrical wood engravings. ISBN: 0854300724. Our Book No: 15378. $20 AUD.

112. Forster, Michael N. (1989). Hegel and Skepticism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press (HUP). 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, light foxing edges, top spine jacket creased (minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side), owner's written name & date crossed out. The author distinguishes three aspects of Hegel's relation to the skeptical tradition: his critical interpretation of views within the tradition, his pursuit within his own philosophy of history of themes arising from this critical interpretation of skepticism, and his effort to construct a philosophical position capable of withstanding the assaults of the skeptics. The book is divided into three parts dealing with each of these topics in turn. ISBN: 0674387074. Our Book No: 28813. $22 AUD.

113. Freeman, Arthur,Freeman, Janet Ing (2004). John Payne Collier: Scholarship and Forgery in the Nineteenth Century (2 volumes). New Haven: Yale University Press. 1532 pp. Hardback large quarto, red cloth cover, very good plus condition, black & white photos. Two volumes in matching slipcase. Very heavy (2.7 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. John Payne Collier (1789 – 1883), one of the most controversial figures in the history of literary scholarship, pursued a double career. A prolific and highly influential writer on the drama, poetry, and popular prose of Shakespeare’s age, he was at the same time the creator of a large body of forgeries and false evidence, seriously affecting the text and biography of Shakespeare and many others. This monumental two-volume work addresses the whole of Collier’s activity, systematically sorting out his genuine achievements from his impostures. The authors also survey the broader history of literary forgery in Great Britain and consider why so talented a man not only yielded to its temptations but also persisted in it throughout his life. Our Book No: 17324. $140 AUD.

114. 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. $12 AUD.

115. Gallico, Paul (2011). Jennie (New ed) [Essential Modern Classics]. London: HarperCollins Children's Books. 347 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Young adults fiction novel about Peter, a boy who wakes from a serious accident to find himself transformed into a cat. The world is a dangerous place for him, until he is befriended by the kindly cat Jennie. This beautiful story is as special as the first time it was published in 1950. ISBN: 9780007395194. Our Book No: 28821. $14 AUD.

116. Gaskell, Philip (1999). From Writer to Reader: Studies in Editorial Method. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press. 268 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, front cover fore-edge & first few pages faintly creased. The author presents extracts from the early texts of 12 works of literature, chosen because of their importance as works of art, and on account of the quality of surviving textual evidence. Follows the texts through all the stages from writer to reader, giving the reader an insight into the editorial method of shaping composition. This exposition will help all students of literature. Originally published in 1978. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1584560010. Our Book No: 21987. $10 AUD.

117. Gekoski, Rick (2013). Lost, Stolen or Shredded: Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature (1st ed). London: Profile Books. 284 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition, (in very good dustjacket), few black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket. A fascinating look at what has happened to some of the art and literature (including books) that have simply disappeared, perhaps stolen in some cases. The author has written a personal, witty, erudite book which asks a lot of questions as to how these losses came about. ISBN: 9781846684913. Our Book No: 29253. $25 AUD.

118. Gessner, Solomon (1776). New Idylles, Translated by W. Hooper M. D., with a Letter to M. Fuslin, on Landscape Painting and the Two Friends of Bourbon, a Moral Tale by M. Diderot (1st ed) [New Idyls, by Solomon Gessner]. London, Ludgate Hill: S. Hooper (Printed by G. Robinson, Paternoster Row). 129 pp. Hardback quarto (28.5 x 19.5 cm), very good condition, full-leather cover, original leather-covered boards (scratched, moderate edgewear), presumed new leather spine (raised bands, green title label, gilt motifs & title), new endpapers, black & white full-page engravings, black & white vignette (head and tail) engravings, minor foxing some pages, edges toned. Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. Spelling note: "Idylles" on title page, but "Idyls" on page facing title page and on spine. Contains copperplate engravings: nine full-page plates and 13 vignettes. The popular Swiss poet (1730 - 1788) here provides 21 delightful prose pieces in the style of the future Romantic movement in literature. Our Book No: 14789. $160 AUD.

119. Gibbs, A. M. (1983). The Art and Mind of Shaw: Essays in Criticism [George Bernard Shaw]. London: Macmillan. 224 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), small scuff mark front free flyleaf & pastedown, minor foxing reverse side jacket, owner's rubber stamp, minor edgewear, written & dated dedication, autograph (author's written name). This study presents an exploration of Shaw's dramatic art, which takes into account his masterly use of the theatre in the various 'languages' of the theatre in the creation of meaning. Eighteen of his plays are studied in depth, and some consideration is given, where appropriate, to other dramatic and non-dramatic writings of Shaw. (From the library of Barry Humphries - his rubber stamp.). ISBN: 0333286790. Our Book No: 21924. $10 AUD.

120. Godwin, Joscelyn (2005). The Real Rule of Four (The Unauthorised Guide to the International Bestseller). London: Arrow Books. 182 pp. Paperback, very good condition. The scholarly true story of a fascinating elaborately-illustrated 15th century Venetian pamphlet: the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili. This mysterious document was the basis of the bestselling novel "The Rule of Four" by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason. ISBN: 0099492490. Our Book No: 13106. $10 AUD.

121. Goldsworthy, Peter (editor) (2008). True Blue? On Being Australian. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 224 pp. Paperback wide small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, few colour photos, minimal edgewear. This book brings together novelists, poets, journalists, cultural icons, historians, commentators, photographers and painters, old voices and new voices - all of who reflect on the stories Australians tell about themselves and the myths Australians cultivate. The book is funny, ironic, provocative and inspiring. ISBN: 9781741750591. Our Book No: 26830. $18 AUD.

122. Goodman, Celia (editor) (1985). Living With Koestler: Mamaine Koestler's Letters 1945 - 51 [1945 - 1951]. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 204 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket. These spontaneous and engaging letters from Arthur Koestler's second wife, Mamaine Paget, to her twin sister, Celia, reflect the intensity of her life with him. Taken as a whole they convey a vivid picture of life in the intellectual world of the period and give a unique insight into Koestler's complex character. ISBN: 0297785311. Our Book No: 23371. $15 AUD.

123. Gordon, Lyndall (2008). Charlotte Bronte: A Passionate Life (Revised, updated ed). London: Virago Press. 467 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos, spine lightly creased, edges lightly toned. A groundbreaking and unconventional portrait of Charlotte Bronte's life. This book reveals that the novelist was a fiery woman who shaped her own life and transformed it into literary art. ISBN: 9781844084722. Our Book No: 26181. $15 AUD.

124. Grass, Gunter; Heim, Michael Henry (translator) (2008). Peeling the Onion (Reprint ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 425 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, cover little creased, minor edgewear. By the winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1999. Translated from the German. The German author writes about his life from his modest upbringing in Danzig, his early years as a boy soldier fighting the Russians, and his writing life. ISBN: 9780099507598. Our Book No: 26268. $15 AUD.

125. Grass, Gunter; Winston, Krishna (translator) (2010). The Box (1st English ed). London: Harvill Secker / Random House. 194 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photo rear jacket flap, minimal edgewear jacket. By winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, 1999. Translated from the German. This is a sequel to "Peeling the Onion". The German author writes in the voices of his eight children as they record the memories of their childhoods, of growing up, of their father, who was always at work on a new book, always at the margins of their lives. This book is an inspired and daring work of fiction (faction). ISBN: 9781846553073. Our Book No: 26269. $14 AUD.

126. Gray, James (1972). Johnson's Sermons: A Study [Samuel Johnson]. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 263 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photo portrait, flap clipped jacket, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Samuel Johnson wrote over 40 sermons (26 extant) to clergymen of his acquaintance. He regarded the sermon as an important branch of literature. These neglected sermons are analysed here in detail for the first time. Of particular interest is the close collaboration between Johnson and Reverend John Taylor. ISBN: 0198120338. Our Book No: 13216. $15 AUD.

127. Greaves, John; Dickens, Monica (foreword) (1975). Dickens at Doughty Street (1st ed). London: Elm Tree Books. 197 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, map rear cover, spine faintly creased, owner's written name & date. The author is Honorary Secretary of the Dickens Fellowship. This account of the period that Charles Dickens and his wife Kate spent in 48 Doughty Street, a three-storied terraced house in Bloomsbury, has been written to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the opening of Dickens House - as it has since been named - to the public. ISBN: 0241891973. Our Book No: 22395. $10 AUD.

128. Greenaway, Kate (1974). Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes (Facsimile ed). City Not Stated: Grant Dahlstrom / Castle Press. 28 pp. Paperback trade, stiffened card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, colour drawings, minimal foxing, owner's written name. Originally published in London in 1881. A facsimile edition, dated 1974, reproduced from the copy in the Huntington Library. A small booklet of Kate Greenaway's wonderful children's illustrations and rhymes which will delight children of any age. Our Book No: 22280. $12 AUD.

129. 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.

130. Greenaway, Kate (2003). A Treasury of Kate Greenaway Stories (1st ed). Bath: Robert Frederick Ltd. 265 pp. Hardback large quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, covers faintly scratched, small closed tear rear cover near spine. Heavy (1.4 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A collection of illustrated extracts from seven children's favourites by Kate Greenaway: Apple Pie, Book of Games, Mother Goose, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Under the Window, Birthday Book (with records section), Book of Tunes. Delightful period illustrations in the distinct style of Kate Greenaway. ISBN: 0907789137. Our Book No: 24048. $30 AUD.

131. Greene, Graham (1961). In Search of a Character: Two African Journals. London: Bodley Head. 123 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), decorated pastedowns, light foxing fore-edge & bottom edge, boards minimally warped, minor edgewear jacket (spine lightly faded, flap clipped, tiny dent front cover, minimal foxing, owner's written name pencil front flap jacket), owner's label front free flyleaf. The famous English novelist set two of his novels in Africa: "A Burnt-Out Case" (the Belgian Congo) and "The Heart of the Matter" (Sierra Leone). These two journals, one for each of these two novels, were not kept for publication, but will be of interest as an indication of the kind of raw material a novelist stores. (Kilmeny Niland's label.). Our Book No: 26213. $13 AUD.

132. Greene, Graham (1971). A Sort of Life (1st stated ed). London: Bodley Head. 215 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge coloured light grey, minor edgewear jacket (crease bottom edge), faint foxing edges, faint toning edges & pages, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. This is the autobiography of Graham Greene, the famous English novelist, writer and literary critic. ISBN: 0370003276. Our Book No: 27145. $15 AUD.

133. Greene, Vivien (2006). Laurel for Libby: A Tale with Cuts (Facsimile ed). Oxford: Bodleian Library. 39 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (woodcuts), minor edgewear jacket (rear cover edge little creased). This tale was preserved in an unpublished manuscript by Vivien Greene, the wife of Graham Greene, and based on a dream she had on September 14, 1937. It tells the story of "The oldest cat in Bristol" who was born in the summer of 1862 and lived through four major wars, the peace of Berlin and the treaty of Versailles. The whimsical story of this richly-marked tabby with a silvery muzzle and a tendency to dribble was presented by the author to her husband as a gift on their 10th wedding anniversary. The story is printed in the authors own hand and illustrated with charming woodcuts of Libby herself. ISBN: 185124350X. Our Book No: 26219. $10 AUD.

134. Greer, Germaine (2007). Shakespeare's Wife (1st ed). London: Bloomsbury. 406 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. A leading feminist scholar combines literary-historical techniques with documentary evidence about life in Stratford, striving to re-embed the story of Shakespeare's marriage in its social context. ISBN: 9780747591702. Our Book No: 26796. $15 AUD.

135. Grenville, Kate (2001). Writing from Start to Finish: A Six-step Guide (Reprint ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 216 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, faint scratches rear cover, minimal edgewear. The Australian novelist shares her 'six steps' approach to writing. There are plenty of examples and hands-on guidance to help you along. Written in consultation with educational experts, and with a user-friendly approach, this is an ideal guide for high school students - but it's also full of tips to inspire writers of all ages. ISBN: 1865085146. Our Book No: 24756. $15 AUD.

136. Griffin, William (2005). C. S. Lewis: The Authentic Voice (2nd ed). Oxford: Lion. 440 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, light crease spine small dent rear cover, minor edgewear. Written by novelist, playwright and former religious books editor of Publishers Weekly. This book brings to life a vivid and multifaceted portrait of Lewis, who loved to walk and talk, and was happy to be in the company of friends. The author provides a narrative in which Lewis speaks for himself at every turn. ISBN: 0745952089. Our Book No: 23372. $10 AUD.

137. Gross, Paul R.,Levitt, Norman (1997). Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and its Quarrels with Science (Reprint ed). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine lightly faded, top edge faintly foxed, minor edgewear & rubbing. Thorough critique of left-wing scholars of "cultural studies" who turn to subjects far outside their areas of expertise. Fashionable viewpoints include postmodernism, feminism, radical environmentalism, multiculturalism and AIDS activism. They find the origins of their anti-science attitudes not only in modern discontents, but also in a long tradition of Romantic unhappiness with rationalism. ISBN: 0801857074. Our Book No: 16609. $25 AUD.

138. Groves, Derham; Ballarat, Black Jack of (1996). You Bastard Moriarty, Being a Consideration of the Collectability of Ephemera Related to the Greatest Detective that Never Lived: Sherlock Homes, Written by Black Jack of Ballarat. Melbourne: Littlewood Press. 180 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, marbled paper covers (with flap & title label), tipped-in pages endpapers, tipped-in letters & etchings, string bookmarks, autographs, looseleaf ephemera loosely inserted. (No 72 of a limited edition of 100 copies.) A handmade celebration of Sherlock Holmes, the greatest literary detective. With autographed tipped-in etchings and illustrations in colour and black and white. Tipped-in phone book pages on endpapers for Holmes, Moriarty and Watson. Ephemera, eg wine labels (J. C. Watson), inserted in pocket inside rear cover (access at base). ISBN: 1875718087. Our Book No: 16673. $100 AUD.

139. Gungwu, Wang (editor) (1975). Self and Biography: Essays on the Individual and Society in Asia. Sydney: Sydney University Press / Australian Academy of the Humanities. 217 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white plates, small crease bottom corner jacket flap (few tiny edge tears), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The literary and historical essays by nine distinguished scholars are concerned with how biographical writing in its broadest sense reveals ideas about the place of the individual in society in southeast Asia. The essays were first presented as lectures at a symposium on Asian Studies at the University of Melbourne in 1974. ISBN: 042400013X. Our Book No: 21157. $12 AUD.

140. Halliday, F. E. (1963). The Life of Shakespeare. Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 298 pp. Paperback, good condition, light toning pages, minor edgewear. A biography of Shakespeare and his Elizabethan world. Our Book No: 23323. $10 AUD.

141. Handley, Richard (2011). The Mad Louisa: The Life Story of Louisa Lawson, an Outstanding Character in Australian History [Louisa Lawson]. Melbourne, Docklands: JoJo Publishing. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner tip front cover creased. This is the inspiring life story of Louisa Lawson, the Australian poet, publisher, feminist and social reformer. She is best known as the mother of Henry Lawson, but Louisa Lawson deserves acknowledgement as Australia's first prominent supporter of women's rights (though untidy in her personal life, and possibly suffering a mental illness). Fictionalised, but sticks close to the facts where available. ISBN: 9780980871043. Our Book No: 15566. $20 AUD.

142. Hanff, Helene (1986). Q's Legacy. London: Futura Publications. 138 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, bookshop sticker rear cover. By the author of "84 Charing Cross Road". Records how Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch's (Q) book, The Art of Writing, influenced her youth, her love of literature and writing, and above all, of England. ISBN: 0708830021. Our Book No: 8309. $10 AUD.

143. Harari, Robert; Filc, Judith (translator) (2004). Lacan's Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis: An Introduction (1st ed). New York: Other Press. 296 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-figures, minor edgewear, front cover corner tip little scuffed, light crease in spine, top corner front cover creased, base of spine slightly rubbed. An introduction to the work of the French structuralist Jacques Lacan. The ten lectures in this book were held as classes in the Center for Psychoanalytic Education (CPE) of the General San Martin Cultural Center, San Martin, Buenos Aires. The author gives an introductory display of essential themes developed, and offers his own insightful reading of the text's central ideas. The ten classes reframe a wide range of questions in psychoanalysis for the professional in the field, students, and interested lay readers. ISBN: 1590510828. Our Book No: 29806. $35 AUD.

144. Hardwick, Mollie,Hardwick, Michael (1970). As They Saw Him: Charles Dickens (1st ed). London: George G. Harrap. 192 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, minimal EX-LIBRARY, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, frontispiece, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, few small edge tears, flap corners clipped), light foxing edges. This fascinating anthology reveals Charles Dickens the man as remembered by friends and family. Our Book No: 24628. $10 AUD.

145. Hart, Kevin (1999). Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 244 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, review copy (large sticker front free flyleaf). Traces the vast literary legacy and reputation of Samuel Johnson, English man of letters and writer of the first complete English dictionary. Through detailed analyses of the biographers, critics and epigones who carefully crafted and preserved Johnson's life for posterity, Hart explores the emergence of what came to be called "The Age of Johnson". He shows how late 17th and early 18th-century Britain experienced the emergence and consolidation of a rich and diverse culture of property. James Boswell turned his friend into a monument, a piece of public property. Through subtle analyses of copyright, forgery and heritage in 18th-century life, this study traces the emergence of competing forms of cultural property: a Hanoverian politics of property engages a Jacobite politics of land. ISBN: 0521651824. Our Book No: 17105. $30 AUD.

146. Hartman, Geoffrey H. (editor) (1985). Psychoanalysis & the Question of the Text. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press (JHUP). 171 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. These essays, including by Jacques Derrida, confront the changing vocabularies and modified models of applied analysis, and reflect on the fruitful complication of psychoanalytic study as it accepts its mutual relation to language and literature. (Originally published in 1978 as Selected Papers from the English Institute, 1976-77, New Series, No. 2.). ISBN: 0801831601. Our Book No: 24129. $10 AUD.

147. Hasler, Julie,Lewis, Di (1989). Kate Greenaway Cross Stitch Designs. Sydney: Greenhouse Publications. 120 pp. Hardback quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white & colour drawings & photos, faint foxing first & last page, bottom corners lightly rubbed. The designs illustrated in this book, based on Kate Greenaway's classic children's tales, show many ways in which cross-stitch can be used to decorate the home, or to make children's clothes or unusual gifts. ISBN: 0864362927. Our Book No: 24987. $15 AUD.

148. 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.

149. Hasson, Dr James; Cammell, Charles Richard (introduction) (1948). The Banquet of the Immortals. Edinburgh: Poseidon Press. 212 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, very good condition, quarter-bound (paper-covered boards, cloth spine, spine label), black & white & colour plates (including frontispiece, some with tissue guards), extra spine label bound in at rear, page edges untrimmed, corners worn, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). Heavy (1.0 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (No 67 of a limited edition of 300 autographed copies.) A private press book of art criticism. Contains 22 illustrations, 11 of which are in colour. Printed at the Westminster Press on mould-made paper. Cammell was associate editor, The Connoisseur, 1935 - 1940. Our Book No: 15640. $50 AUD.

150. Hazlitt, William (Wm), Archer, William (editor),Lowe, Robert W. (Robt) (editor) (1895). Dramatic Essays. London: Walter Scott Ltd. 231 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, burgundy cloth cover, frontispiece portrait (tissue guard), top edge gilt (little marked), endpapers toned & lightly foxed, minor edgewear. These critical essays about the British theatre were originally collected and published in 1854. Here, the editors have selected the best ones, edited, with notes and an introduction. William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830), of Irish Protestant descent, was one of the best-known literary critics and essayists. Publishers catalogue at rear (8p). Our Book No: 16854. $35 AUD.

151. Heidegger, Martin; Macquarrie, John (translator), Robinson, Edward (translator),Carman, Taylor (foreword) (2008). Being and Time. London: Harper Perennial. 587 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, few light creases covers, bottom corner front cover creased, pages lightly toned, spine little rubbed, minor edgewear. In this important work, the German philosopher explains the basic problems of existence. This book was a central influence for much later philosophy, literature, art, criticism, existentialism - and much of postmodern thought. The new forword is by Heidegger scholar Taylor Carman. ISBN: 9780061575594. Our Book No: 29901. $25 AUD.

152. 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.

153. Herbert, Xavier (1963). Disturbing Element (1st UK ed). London: Angus & Robertson. 271 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flap clipped jacket (small piece missing base spine, minor edgewear), pages & reverse side jacket lightly toned. First U.K. edition. An autobiographical account of the first 24 years of the life of the controversial Australian novelist. Our Book No: 2945. $15 AUD.

154. Herrmann, Douglas J. (editor),Chaffin, Roger (editor) (1988). Memory in Historical Perspective: The Literature Before Ebbinghaus [Recent Research in Psychology]. New York: Springer-Verlag. 254 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, figures, light foxing top edge, minor edgewear, sticker inside front cover. Provides researchers, teachers and students with ready access to the major classic works on memory published prior to the first scientific studies by Ebbinghaus in 1885. The reprinted articles range from Hesiod (8th Century BC) to the 19th Century, and include Plato, Aristotle, Pliny, Leonardo da Vinci, Bacon, Hume and Kant. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0387967052. Our Book No: 24094. $30 AUD.

155. 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.

156. 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.

157. 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.

158. Hickman, Arthur, Muspratt, Eric,Grant, Bruce (editor); Hickman, Arthur,Muspratt, Eric (1977). Arthur and Eric: An Anglo-Australian Story from the Journal of Arthur Hickman. Melbourne: Heinemann. 213 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear. The story of two young writers who met in London in 1926. Eric Muspratt became a celebrated writer, who later died in Australia in obscurity. Arthur Hickman worked for The Times, and created an extraordinary journal (over 3 million words) from which this story is taken. Arthur recorded in great detail his own life and the lives of many of his friends, of whom Eric Muspratt was one of the earliest and most dramatic. Arthur bequeathed the journal to Bruce Grant. ISBN: 0855610417. Our Book No: 21999. $15 AUD.

159. Hirst, J. B. (1992). The World of Albert Facey. Sydney: Allen & Unwin / History Institute of Victoria. 167 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, spine faintly faded, minor edgewear. A. B. Facey wrote the bestselling "A Fortunate Life". Discusses Facey's world, starting from what he tells us in his book. Uncovers his (unrevealed) family history. The world in which Facey grew up - among farmers, workers and miners - is the same world described in Henry Lawson's stories. This book brings these two famous authors together in a novel way. After each chapter on Facey and his times there is a Lawson story on the same theme. It is an evocative exploration of Australia's social history. ISBN: 186373161X. Our Book No: 23746. $24 AUD.

160. Holden, Robert (1988). Photography in Colonial Australia: The Mechanical Eye and the Illustrated Book (1st ed). Sydney, Potts Point: Hordern House. 172 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, red textured boards, title plate laid down, very good condition, black & white text-photos, faint foxing top edge. (Limited edition of 1000 copies.) This pioneering work details photos within 130 publications issued in Australia before 1900. The text and bibliography that comprise this book describe many publications not previously discussed, or even known to national bibliographies or specialist studies. ISBN: 0958847878. Our Book No: 25793. $95 AUD.

161. 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.

162. Holden, Robert (1992). A Golden Age: A Treasury of Children's Fantasy Classics (2 volumes) [Visions of Fantasy: Australia's Fantasy Illustrators: Their Lives and Works [and] Through the Magic Door: A Collection of Australia's Classic Fantasy Writing]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson / HarperCollins. 192 + 456 pp. Each volume: Hardback folio, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, black & white & single-colour drawings, string bookmark, corner one page creased (v1). In pictorial slipcase (very good plus condition). Very heavy (3.5 Kg), and extra postage will be requested to destinations outside Australia. A handsome two-volume set containing the very best classic Australian children's literature. Volume 1 introduces the illustrators, such as Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, May Gibbs, Pixie O'Harris, Peg Maltby, Dorothy Wall and D. H. Souter. Volume 2 is an anthology of classic children's stories from Blinky Bill to Chucklebud. ISBN: 0207178178. Our Book No: 17485. $60 AUD.

163. Holland, Merlin; Mortimer, Sir John (foreword) (2003). Irish Peacock & Scarlet Marquess: The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde (1st ed). London: Fourth Estate. 340 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white illustrations, minor edgewear jacket, faint toning pages. Written by Oscar Wilde's grandson. This book describes the original courtroom trial that led to the tragedy of his grandfather. ISBN: 0007154186. Our Book No: 25713. $20 AUD.

164. Holloway, Richard (2009). Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition (Australian ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 200 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. In this book the author looks at the human condition, which can inflict cruelty on each other, but can also be capable of being tender, empathic, and to show warmth and feeling. He draws on a selection of writings from history, philosophy, anthropology, science, poetry, theology and literature, to show how humans can stand up to the seductive power of the monster and draw closer to the challenge of the saint. ISBN: 9781921520112. Our Book No: 29492. $16 AUD.

165. Hughes, Annette (2008). Art Life Chooks: Learning to Leave the City and Love the Country (1st ed). Sydney: Fourth Estate. 291 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The author gave up her life as a literary agent and headed back to the state of her birth, Queensland, and a farm in the hinterland with her partner, Geoffrey. This book is refreshing, funny, opinionated and surprising. ISBN: 9780732286897. Our Book No: 25695. $13 AUD.

166. 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.

167. Hume, Fergus (1888). Madame Midas: Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life (1st ed). London: Hansom Cab Publishing Company. 222 pp. Hardback small, quarter-bound black black cloth cover & spine (new endpapers), very good condition, preliminary adverts, gilt spine lettering, brown endpapers, marbled edges, minor page corner creases, minor faint foxing, inner hinge little split (pages firm), pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear (notably spine ends), owner's embossed name & address (front endpapers) & rubber stamp. Stated as "One Hundredth Thousand" (apparently a marketing ploy), but is in fact a first edition. A scarce novel from this Australian writer, author of the bestselling "The Mystery of the Hansom Cab". Set in Melbourne and Ballarat. (Some sellers state the black cloth cover is not original, but this is not certain.). Our Book No: 15907. $180 AUD.

168. Hume, Fergus (1889). The Piccadilly Puzzle [American Detective Series, no 40]. Cleveland, OH: Arthur Westbrook Company. 118 + 8 pp. Paperback, good condition, pictorial heritage cover, poorly printed text as usual, pages toned, corner tip creased front cover, spine ends chipped, edgewear. (Estimated date, 1889, Trove catalogue.) Scarce American edition of this novel by popular Australian writer. Our Book No: 15919. $60 AUD.

169. Hume, Fergus (1971). The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. Melbourne: Sun Books. 224 pp. Paperback, good condition, light foxing edges, covers lightly creased, light rubbing rear cover, fore-edge lightly marked, tiny tear cover near spine, minor edgewear. This book is an exciting and fascinating murder story - a forerunner of today's detective fiction. Originally published in 1887, the story is set in an era of flickering gaslights in Melbourne. The assassin leads detectives from the squalid slums of Little Bourke Street to the town house of a millionaire, and reveals blackmail and intrigue in the high social circles. ISBN: 0725101172. Our Book No: 26711. $15 AUD.

170. Hume, Fergus (1999). The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 309 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. This book is an exciting and fascinating murder story - a forerunner of today's detective fiction. Originally published in 1887, the story is set in an era of flickering gaslights in Melbourne. The assassin leads detectives from the squalid slums of Little Bourke Street to the town house of a millionaire, and reveals blackmail and intrigue in the high social circles. ISBN: 1876485035. Our Book No: 27463. $15 AUD.

171. Hume, Fergus; Caterson, Simon (introduction) (1999). Madame Midas (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 332 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, tiny tear top spine. This crime fiction novel is based on Alice Cornwell, a woman whose life was as strange as the fiction she inspired. In this thrilling mystery the author dramatises the story of an enigmatic woman in a society enslaved by wealth. First published in 1888, this book is the companion-piece to "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab". ISBN: 1876485132. Our Book No: 27462. $15 AUD.

172. 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.

173. Irvine, Nance (1997). Eliza! Eliza!: A Biography of Eliza Winstanley 1818 - 1882. Canberra: Mulini Press. 52 pp. Paperback large octavo, card cover, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, small mark top edge, dent top edge front cover & first few pages, corners rear cover lightly creased, autograph (author's written & dated dedication). The fascinating story of Eliza Winstanley, one of Australia's earliest actresses and writers. Born in England and arriving in Sydney in 1833 she became an actress on the stage of the Royal Theatre. She achieved much success in the theatres of Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne and then went overseas to London and New York. She gave up the stage in middle life and became the most successful editor of the family magazine Bow Bells and wrote over 30 serials and novels some with an Australian background and story. Eliza returned to Australia about 1879 and died in Sydney in 1882. ISBN: 0949910724. Our Book No: 23918. $22 AUD.

174. Jackson, Holbrook (1939). The Eighteen Nineties: A Review of Art and Ideas at the Close of the Nineteenth Century [1890s]. Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 279 pp. Paperback dustjacket, card covers, very good condition (in good dustjacket), top edge lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, tiny piece missing top spine rear cover jacket (small edge tears, flap corners creased). (Originally published, 1913.) Examines the events in the art and literary world at the close of the 19th century. A nice old Pelican with its very own separate cover to add to an existing collection. Our Book No: 21733. $10 AUD.

175. James, Henry (2000). The Bostonians (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 396 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book is one of James's most provocative and astute portrayals of a world caught between old values and the lure of progress. Richard Lansdown's introduction discusses the book as James's most successful political work and his funniest novel. This edition contains extracts from Tocqueville and from James's The American Scene, which illuminate the novel's social context, and includes notes and a bibliography. ISBN: 0140437665. Our Book No: 22883. $10 AUD.

176. James, Neil (editor); Carr, Bob (foreword) (1999). Writers on Writing (1st ed). Sydney, Rushcutters Bay: Halstead Press. 157 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, faint foxing top edge. This book celebrates the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Australia's largest and most comprehensive literary prizes. The speeches made at the Awards presentations are written here for the first time. ISBN: 0875684271. Our Book No: 26022. $15 AUD.

177. James, P. D. (1999). Time To Be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography (1st ed). London: Faber & Faber. 281 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (top rear flap creased). A fragment of autobiography by the famous British crime fiction novelist. In this part diary, part memoir, the author considers the 12 months of her life between her 77th and 78th birthdays, a 'time to be earnest'. In writing it, she simultaneously remembers her long and remarkable career, from 1920s Cambridge schoolgirl, to Governor of the BBC, to best-selling author. Her autobiography will appeal to readers of her many novels, and those who have themselves lived through the turbulent years of the 20th century. ISBN: 057120094X. Our Book No: 28328. $20 AUD.

178. Jennings, Kate (2010). Trouble: Evolution of a Radical: Selected Writings 1970 - 2010. Melbourne: Black Inc. 319 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. In 1970, Kate Jennings stunned a Sydney anti-war rally with a stirring speech that put "woman's lib" on the map. She later moved to New York and became a noted writer. This book collects her essays over four decades. With a polemical anger tempered by a keen sense of the absurd, and a fiercely independent streak, she writes incisively about American politics, morality, finance. feminism, and the writing life. ISBN: 9781863954679. Our Book No: 15427. $22 AUD.

179. Jinks, Brian (2010). Gulgong's Gold Commissioner: The Story of Rolf Boldrewood and Robbery Under Arms (Reprint ed). Lithgow, NSW: Brian Jinks. 25 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white text-photos. This pamphlet is a detailed report on Thomas Alexander Browne's troubled period as Gold Commissioner in the new goldfields at Gulgong (NSW) from 1871. He is better known by his pseudonym "Rolf Boldrewood" as the author of the classic early Australian novel "Robbery Under Arms". ISBN: 0975752510. Our Book No: 16818. $16 AUD.

180. Johnson-Woods, Toni (2001). Index to Serials In Australian Periodicals and Newspapers: Nineteenth Century. Canberra: Mulini Press. 153 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white tables, edges of cover join to spine rubbed, bottom corner front cover little creased, minor edgewear. This index lists all the longer serials (serialised novels) in the publications of the all the Australian colonies in the 19th century. There is also a general description of the important newspapers and periodicals that published the serials. The index also unlocks many Australian 19th century novels, and reveals that a large quantity of long fiction was written and published in the colonies. ISBN: 0949910686. Our Book No: 29944. $35 AUD.

181. 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.

182. 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.

183. Jolley, Elizabeth,Lurie, Caroline (editor) (1993). Central Mischief: Elizabeth Jolley on Writing, Her Past and Herself (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 190 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, inside covers toned, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is a collection of Elizabeth Jolley's articles, speeches and essays compiled by her literary agent Caroline Lurie. Like her fiction, this book is amusing, penetrating and refreshingly honest and gives an insight into Elizabeth Jolley as a person. ISBN: 0140166882. Our Book No: 24841. $10 AUD.

184. Jones, Alex (2006). Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything (1st ed). Sydney, Glebe: Puncher & Wattmann. 189 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages & edges lightly toned. This book is an improvisation on a number of themes by Helen Garner. On one level this book is a study of literary semiotics and linguistic meaning. More importantly perhaps, it's a careful picture of what it was like to be in Sydney, and living the life of the mind, during the "Big Brother" season in 2005. ISBN: 0975240552. Our Book No: 26774. $15 AUD.

185. Jones, David J. (1988). A Source of Inspiration and Delight: The Buildings of the State Library of New South Wales since 1826. Sydney: Library Council of New South Wales. 176 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, minor edgewear corners. A lively and entertaining account of the State Library from its earliest days - in warehouses, 'dingy caverns' and 'awful dungeons' - to its latest buildings in Macquarie Street. The author tells of the battles for buildings which were never built, and the stories behind those which were. This delightful book also takes the reader on a tour, in words and pictures, through the new complex, fully documenting each feature of this most intriguing library. ISBN: 0908449240. Our Book No: 22895. $15 AUD.

186. Jose, Nicholas (2002). Black Sheep: Journey to Borroloola (1st ed). Melbourne, South Yarra: Hardie Grant. 294 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white frontispiece, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. The author sets out on a quest for his mystery relative. In the Aboriginal community of Borroloola in the Northern Territory, Australia's farthest shore, Roger Jose, eccentric, lived for 50 years with his beloved wife Maggie and her sister Biddy. This book is the absorbing response of a modern writer to his heritage, and an evocative, warm story of some exceptional people, a place and a country. ISBN: 1740640691. Our Book No: 26108. $15 AUD.

187. Joyce, James; Ellmann, Richard (introduction & notes) (1968). Giacomo Joyce (1st U.S. trade ed). New York: Viking Press. Unnum pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), red boards (grey cloth spine), frontispiece, pages lightly toned, edges little foxed, reverse side jacket lightly toned (edge tears, faded notably spine, tiny hole spine, flap clipped, light loss spine ends). This book was first published in 1959. It is an autobiographical love story written by James Joyce in Trieste, thought to be in 1914, when he was 32. Ellmann's introduction - a fascinating piece of literary detection - dates the work from internal evidence, the title is explained, reports the circumstances behind the story - and gives a possible reason why, after the copy was prepared for the printer, it was never published. This reissue edition retains the introduction and notes, with some revisions. The book includes four manuscript pages in reduced facsimile, as well as a frontispiece portrait. Our Book No: 28890. $25 AUD.

188. Joyce, James,Berrone, Louis (editor) (1977). James Joyce in Padua. New York: Random House. 146 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos & reproductions, frontispiece, edges & pages lightly toned, light foxing & texta mark top edge, minor edgewear jacket (light toning reverse side), light stain spine ends & bottom edge, minor insect damage. In April 1912 in Padua, James Joyce wrote two essays as part of an examination to qualify for a teaching position in the Italian public school system. These essays were only recently recovered from the archives of the University of Padua by Louis Perrone of Fairfield University. Prof. Berrone translated and edited the essays, and provides a detailed introduction showing the particular circumstances of Joyce's life during the time he wrote these essays, and reveals how many of the ideas in these two Paduan essays were an essential part of Joyce's critical apparatus, influencing his work in both fiction and nonfiction. ISBN: 0394409906. Our Book No: 28462. $18 AUD.

189. 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.

190. Kenney, Cyril Ernest (C. E.) (1944). The Quadrant and the Quill: A Book Written in Honour of Captain Samuel Sturmy, "a Tried and Trusty Sea-Man" and Author of The Mariner's Magazine, 1669. London: Metchim and Son. 166 pp. Hardback folio, no jacket as issued, very good condition, black & white photos (some full-page, including frontispiece), papered board cover (cloth spine), edgewear (corners bumped), base spine chipped, minor foxing endpapers & edges, autograph (author's written dedication). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A biographical tribute of the life and work of the 17th-century British seaman and author Samuel Sturmy, who wrote this brilliant work on contemporary mariner's skills. Profusely illustrated with facsimiles of title pages, portraits and instruments. The text consists of five "books": The Seventeenth Century Background; Notes on the Life of Captain Samuel Sturmy; General Description of his Book, "The Mariner's Magazine - 1669"; The Library of Captain Sturmy; and Conclusion. The five books are separated by title pages illustrated with woodcuts by Hellmuth Weissenborn. Sturmy died in 1669 in the year after he published this - his only - book, which - based on his contributions to "The Mariner's Magazine" - were of upmost importance to the accuracy of maritime navigation. Our Book No: 15857. $40 AUD.

191. Kent, Jacqueline (2001). A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis: A Literary Life (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 344 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, spine ends & corners rubbed, bottom edge covers rubbed, top edge slightly rubbed, edges & pages lightly toned. First edition. This book is about Beatrice Davis, 1909 - 1992, who was Australia's most acclaimed book editor, the 'backroom girl of Australian literature'. As general editor at Angus & Robertson from the late thirties to the early seventies, she nurtured the talents of a host of well-known writers. In the course of her outstanding career Beatrice Davis saw Australian publishing change from a genteel pursuit to a market-dominated industry. The book also tells the story of that change, illustrated by the decline and fall of Beatrice's beloved Angus & Robertson, for almost a century Australia's premier publishing house. The author portrays a woman whose passion for living was as great as her passion for Australian literature. ISBN: 0670911313. Our Book No: 3775. $20 AUD.

192. Kerouac, Jack,Ginsberg, Allen (1993). Visions of Cody [with] The Visions of the Great Rememberer (Reprint ed). New York: Penguin Books. 430 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. An experimental novel, written in 1951 - 1952, which remained unpublished for years. Kerouac's fascinating examination of his own New York life as part of the Beat generation in the late 1940s (captured in a different form in his famous "On the Road"). A series of colourful stream-of-consciousness essays and transcribed taped conversations. Reveals an intimate portrait of people caught up in destructive relationships with drugs, and one another. Always fixated by Neal Cassady - the Cody of the title, renamed for the book along with Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs - Kerouac also explores the feelings he had for a man who would inspire much of his work. This edition also contains an interpretative essay by Allen Ginsberg. ISBN: 0140179070. Our Book No: 3999. $14 AUD.

193. Kinnane, Garry (2008). Shadowed Days: Fragments of a Melbourne Boyhood. Melbourne: Clouds of Magellan. 237 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition. Garry Kinnane, the Australian novelist, provides a haunting evocation of his boyhood in Melbourne in the 1940s and 1950s, and brings to life a struggling family. Frank and Thelma and their two boys, Garry and Ray, are always on the move - from Richmond to Mount Macedon, to North Melbourne, among the homeless in 'Larundel', and finally to an uneasy life in Valentine Street. ISBN: 9780980298369. Our Book No: 15809. $20 AUD.

194. Kloet, Christine (1977). After Alice: A Hundred Years of Children's Reading in Britain. London: Library Association. 63 pp. Paperback small quarto, glossy card covers, very good condition, colour plates (including frontispiece), black & white drawings, minor foxing top edge, few tiny scratches & creases, minor edgewear corners. Accompanies an exhibition (Sept 1977 - Jan 1978) to celebrate the Centenary of the Library Association, jointly organised with the Museum of Childhood Cambridge, at Bethnal Green, London. Selected and catalogued by Christine Kloet. ISBN: 0853657408. Our Book No: 22047. $10 AUD.

195. Knight, Stephen (1980). Form and Ideology in Crime Fiction (1st ed). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 202 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), endpapers & page edges lightly toned & little foxed, minor edgewear jacket (spine little faded, reverse side) lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book is a study of the different kinds of highly popular crime fiction to show their social function (in historic and modern times). The author draws on recent work in the sociology of literature, which explains how stories shape and ratify our response to the world. The book investigates in detail major works by Edgar Allan Poe, Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, and Ed McBain. The book is written in a very readable style. ISBN: 0333288769. Our Book No: 29587. $60 AUD.

196. Knight, Stephen (1997). Continent of Mystery: A Thematic History of Australian Crime Fiction. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 226 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This book reinstates many fine and forgotten Australian authors - Mary Fortune, doyen of the Victorian short story; Randolph Bedford, creator of Billy Pagan, Fergus Hume who set in Melbourne the first best selling detective novel; Pat Flower, a recent Sydney writer. This ground-breaking book traces the clues and exposes the dark deeds of writers overlooked by critical detectives less astute than the author. ISBN: 0522846599. Our Book No: 27488. $18 AUD.

197. Knight, Stephen (2004). Crime Fiction 1800 - 2000: Detection, Death, Diversity (1st ed). Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave Macmillan. 272 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint remainder mark bottom edge, faint mark top edge, minor edgewear. This book is a comprehensive analytic survey of crime fiction from its origins in the 19th century to the most recent developments. The author explains how and why the various forms of the genre have evolved, explores major authors and movements, and examines the work of many little-known writers of significance. The book has full references, and is written in a very readable style. ISBN: 0333791797. Our Book No: 27456. $20 AUD.

198. Koch, Howard; Clarke, Arthur C. (introduction) (1970). The Panic Broadcast (The Whole Story of the Night the Martians Landed: Orson Welles' Legendary Radio Show "Invasion from Mars"). New York: Avon Books. 163 pp. Paperback small, good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, edges red-tinted, pages toned as usual (notably inside covers), spine little faded, minimal foxing, edgewear. On the night of October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and his fellow actors broadcast a radio dramatization of H. G. Wells' novel "War of the Worlds". This created a nationwide mass panic. (The complete script, by the man who compiled the broadcast, with many photographs, cartoons and newspaper articles of the astounding aftermath! Plus an introductory Interview with Arthur C. Clarke.). ISBN: 0380005018. Our Book No: 4299. $10 AUD.

199. Krimmer, Sally (editor),Lawson, Alan (editor) (1980). Barbara Baynton (1st ed) [Portable Australian Authors]. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. 340 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece, tiny dent front cover jacket (minor edgewear, faint foxing reverse side, rear cover lightly rubbed), small mark bottom edge, edges lightly foxed. This comprehensive book presents Barbara Bayton's revised text of the stories from her collection "Bush Studies", together with three later stories and the full text of her novel "Human Toll" - reprinted for the first time. Included are previously uncollected poems and articles as well as an interview. This wide-ranging biographical and critical introduction reveals interesting new information about Bayton, whose life began in the bush as the daughter of a carpenter, and ended in fashionable London society. ISBN: 0702213772. Our Book No: 26860. $20 AUD.

200. La Nauze, J. A. (editor),Nurser, Elizabeth (editor) (1974). Walter Murdoch and Alfred Deakin on Books and Men: Letters and Comments 1900 - 1918 (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 108 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece, light foxing top edge, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket. This book, based on letters recalling the literary atmosphere of Edwardian Melbourne, is a contribution to the biographies of two men who are remembered in Australian political history (Deakin) and cultural history (Murdoch). ISBN: 0522840566. Our Book No: 26930. $18 AUD.

201. Lane, Elizabeth (1986). Hal Gye: The Man and His Work (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 353 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, colour reproductions, frontispiece, edges foxed, reverse side jacket little foxed (few tiny chips), base spine bumped, edgewear. This is the story of the creator of the naked, winged cupids that adorn C. J. Dennis's poem "The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke". The author tells the story related to her over the 20 years they were neighbours and traces his life until his death in 1967. He was a cartoonist, illustrator of books by Lawson, Patterson and Ogilvie, and a painter of works held in several state art galleries. He also wrote short stories under the pseudonym of James Hackson. This book is a warm memoir of a multi-talented man, and also has a selection of his full-colour illustrations of works by C. J. Dennis, black & white line drawings, photos, his own account of his early years, and a selection of his short stories. ISBN: 0207149003. Our Book No: 28018. $20 AUD.

202. Lane, Margaret (2001). The Tale of Beatrix Potter. London: Frederick Warne / Penguin Books. 192 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, black & white drawings. Biography of the famous narrator of children's stories, which were mostly about animals, including the famous Peter Rabbitt tales. ISBN: 0723246769. Our Book No: 15870. $10 AUD.

203. Lansky, Aaron (2005). Outwitting History: How a Young Man Rescued a Million Books and Saved a Vanishing Civilization. London: Souvenir Press. 316 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (few light scratches rear cover), faint old price marks. In 1980, a large volume of Jewish literature - the physical remnants of Yiddish culture - was on the verge of extinction. The books were handed down from the older generations of Jewish immigrants to their non-Yiddish speaking children only to be discarded and destroyed. A 23-year-old student set out to rescue the books. This is an inspiring adventure tale filled with unforgettable characters and told with the exuberance of a man whose passion made him go from house to house, country to country, collecting treasured books and heartfelt, often funny stories of the vibrant intellectual world these older Jews lived in. The author and his volunteers collected books from attics and basements, demolition sites and dumpsters, while talking with their owners who insisted on giving them food, before handing over, one book at a time, their literary heritage. ISBN: 028563724X. Our Book No: 28461. $20 AUD.

204. Latta, David (editor) (1989). Sand on the Gumshoe: A Century of Australian Crime Writing (1st ed). Sydney, Hornsby: Australasian Publishing Company / Random House. 235 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, minor edgewear, crease front cover, edges & pages & inside covers lightly toned, spine ends little rubbed. This book is about the Australian crime fiction writers who have been largely disregarded or forgotten. Such talents as Waif Wander, one of the first women in the world to write about crime, or Carter Brown, Fergus Hume, Vince Kelly, Max Afford to name a few whose crime fiction stories appear in this fascinating book. ISBN: 0900882557. Our Book No: 27487. $10 AUD.

205. Laughlin, James (1989). Random Essays: Recollections of a Publisher (1st stated ed). New York: Moyer Bell Limited. 272 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (top spine lightly creased). Rich and varied essays that produce a personal and literary autobiography of the writer and publisher. He founded New Directions in 1936 at the age of 22, publishing the early work of such writers as William Saroyan, Denise Leverton and Dylan Thomas. ISBN: 0918825865. Our Book No: 23539. $15 AUD.

206. Lawrence, D. H.; Aldington, Richard (introduction) (1974). Apocalypse (Reprint ed). Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 125 pp. Paperback, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, small edge tear rear cover, few light creases covers, minor edgewear, owner's written name. This was the well-known author's last blast against materialism and intellectual modern man. Originally published, 1931. ISBN: 0140038566. Our Book No: 26801. $10 AUD.

207. 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.

208. Lechte, John (1996). Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers: From Structuralism to Postmodernity (Reprint ed). London: Routledge. 251 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner tips little creased first few pages, minor edgewear. Surveys the most important figures who have influenced post-war thought. This book provides a vital reference work for all those who want to understand the intellectual history of the last fifty years. ISBN: 0415074088. Our Book No: 21012. $10 AUD.

209. Lewis, Margaret (1998). Ngaio Marsh: A Life. Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press. 275 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket. Ngaio Marsh, a died-in-the-wool New Zealander, wrote more than 30 polished, quintessentially English detective novels between 1934 and her death in 1982. Explores the diverse worlds and the rich harvest of her long life. Lively, acute, sympathetic, she paints a well-balanced portrait of a woman leading a single life who was never alone nor lonely, an Edwardian who followed her muses in a thoroughly modern manner, and a writer who, while invincibly colonial, celebrated England's Golden Age of mystery as royally as its other Queens of Crime. ISBN: 1890208051. Our Book No: 22712. $20 AUD.

210. 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.

211. Lindsay, Jane (1983). Portrait of Pa: Jane Lindsay's Memoirs of Her Father Norman Lindsay. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 190 pp. Paperback trade, stiffened card covers, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread. Memoirs of living at Springwood (Blue Mountains, outside Sydney) with her father, the great Australian artist and novelist. (Lindsay's father was born in Ireland.). ISBN: 020714821X. Our Book No: 16857. $17 AUD.

212. 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.

213. 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.

214. Lindsay, Norman (1966). Bohemians of the Bulletin (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 160 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page black & white drawings, endpapers lightly toned & foxed, bottom corner front cover little worn, beige background jacket little marked (minor edgewear, few light impressions front cover, spine little faded). The Irish-Australian artist & writer describes his meetings with famous writers for the Bulletin, including Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson and Steele Rudd. Our Book No: 29165. $20 AUD.

215. Lindsay, Raymond,Arnold, John (editor) (1983). A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties. Melbourne: Jester Press. 60 pp. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good condition, tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, autograph (publisher's written name), copy 1. (Out of series copy of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Letterpress, bound into stiff overlapping covers with thin red card wraps. Introductory essay by John Arnold. This presentation copy is annotated: "For Stuart Sayers, with best wishes from the publisher, Robert Littlewood, 12.11.88, one year late !". (1 of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 095963858X. Our Book No: 13395. $20 AUD.

216. Lindsay, Raymond,Arnold, John (editor) (1983). A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties. Melbourne: Jester Press. 60 pp. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, autograph (publisher's written name), copy 2. (No 940 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Letterpress, bound into stiff overlapping covers with thin red card wraps. Introductory essay by John Arnold. Autograph of the publisher, Robert Littlewood. (1 of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 095963858X. Our Book No: 13395A. $20 AUD.

217. Lindsay, Raymond,Arnold, John (editor) (1983). A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties. Melbourne: Jester Press. 60 pp. Hardback large quarto, very good condition, maroon cloth cover (gilt lettering, in matching slipcase), tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, minimal fading spine, minimal foxing top edge, minor edgewear, autograph (editor's written name). (No 2 of a collectors hardback limited edition of 100 copies in slipcase.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Introductory essay by John Arnold. Printed on goatskin parchment, and case bound by Nick Doslov of Renaissance Bookbinding, Melbourne, in full buckram cloth with matching slipcase. ISBN: 095963858X. Our Book No: 16877. $80 AUD.

218. Lindsay, Raymond,Arnold, John (editor) (1983). A Letter from Sydney, Being a Long Epistle from Ray Lindsay to his Brother Jack Relating Mainly to Their Lives in Sydney in the Nineteen-Twenties. Melbourne: Jester Press. 60 pp. Paperback large quarto (with flaps), very good plus condition, tipped-in sepia (brown-coloured) photo frontispiece, autograph (publisher's written name), copy 3. (No 901 of a limited edition of 1000 copies.) This 13,500-word letter, written by Raymond Lindsay (second son of Norman and Katie Lindsay), was a reply to queries from Jack Lindsay at the time he was writing the second volume of his autobiography (The Roaring Twenties, 1962). Frontispiece photo is of Raymond Lindsay. Letterpress, bound into stiff overlapping covers with thin red card wraps. Introductory essay by John Arnold. Autograph of the publisher, Robert Littlewood. (1 of 3 available copies.). ISBN: 095963858X. Our Book No: 13395B. $20 AUD.

219. 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.

220. Lowe, Virginia (2007). Stories, Pictures and Reality: Two Children Tell (1st ed). Oxon: Routledge. 188 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, tiny crease top corner fore-edge front cover & first few pages. This book is a naturalistic study by a mother who documented her children's encounters with literature from their earliest months to adolescence and beyond. This very special book will be of interest to students, researchers and academics involved in early literacy, and to anyone who has an interest in how children learn to read. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9780415397247. Our Book No: 23395. $15 AUD.

221. 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.

222. 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.

223. Mackaness, George (1976). Robert Louis Stevenson: His Association with Australia [Australian Historical Monographs (New Series)]. Dubbo, NSW: Review Publications. 37 pp. Paperback trade, flexible cover, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, few black & white drawings (& text-photo). Our Book No: 15419. $10 AUD.

224. Mackay, Kenneth (2003). The Yellow Wave: A Romance of the Asiatic Invasion of Australia [Wesleyan Early Classics of Science Fiction]. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. 350 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear, base spine lightly bumped, cover little creased top edge, internally excellent. Classic science fiction novel. This Wesleyan edition, the first version of the book published in over 100 years, includes facsimile illustrations from the original text, a new introduction and thorough notations. This book has extraordinary characters, a swift plot, and is thrillingly romantic. It is a classic fantasy and as fascinating today as it was more than a century ago. ISBN: 0819566322. Our Book No: 22444. $10 AUD.

225. 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.

226. Mackenzie, Norman,Mackenzie, Jeanne (1987). The Life of H. G. Wells: The Time Traveller (with a New Epilogue) (Revised ed) [Lives and Letters]. London: Hogarth Press. 500 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor covers lightly scratched, top corner front flyleaf clipped, minor edgewear. This biography of the British novelist, based extensively on his private papers, is now revised to include recent revelations about his love life. It paints an outstanding picture of a man who wanted to be the world's best friend and was, in the end, his own worst enemy: brilliant, charming and self-destructive. ISBN: 0701207493. Our Book No: 23367. $10 AUD.

227. 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.

228. Malouf, David (2008). On Experience (1st ed) [Little Books on Big Themes]. Melbourne, Carlton: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 89 pp. Hardback small square, no jacket, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minimal edgewear. A little book that is big on life experiences, as explained by the famous Australian novelist. ISBN: 9780522855364. Our Book No: 29674. $16 AUD.

229. 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.

230. Malouf, David (2014). The Writing Life (1st ed). Sydney: Knopf. 342 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), minimal edgewear jacket. First edition. The famous Australian novelist says in his note that the pieces in this book were produced over a period of more than 40 years. Some as articles and reviews in newspapers or magazines, public addresses, and formal introductions to classic books. ISBN: 97780857984081. Our Book No: 28233. $20 AUD.

231. Maltby, Peg (1950). Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, stapled (rusted), full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, covers little creased, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1950, Trove catalogue & Kalgoorlie Miner review.) A scarce children's classic tale retold by Australian writer and artist Peg Maltby, and illustrated with her delightful full-page colour drawings, which are interleaved within text. Muir 4766. Our Book No: 16187. $75 AUD.

232. Maltby, Peg (1950). Little Red Riding Hood. Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, stapled (rusted), full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, edge tear rear cover repaired, covers little creased, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1950, Trove catalogue.) A scarce children's classic tale retold by Australian writer and artist Peg Maltby, and illustrated with her delightful full-page colour drawings, which are interleaved with text. Muir 4765. Our Book No: 16188. $75 AUD.

233. Manuel, Lynn,Wilson, Janet (illustrator) (1997). Lucy Maud and the Cavendish Cat (1st ed). Toronto: Tundra. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), sepia (brown-tinted) drawings, full-page colour illustrations. This delightful book is a true story, complied from the many references to Daffy the cat that appear in the "Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery", Volumes 1 and 2. The beautiful paintings will delight children and adults alike. This book is very special and will have appeal to cat lovers and lovers of L. M. Montgomery's children's stories. ISBN: 0887763979. Our Book No: 22042. $15 AUD.

234. Marcus, Leonard S.; Wiesner, David (foreword) (2012). Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World's Most Celebrated Illustrators. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. 309 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, black & white & colour illustrations, minimal edgewear jacket. Heavy. These 21 richly entertaining and thought-provoking interviews have been compiled and edited by Marcus. The illustrators make clear that picture books (often for children) are almost never as simple as they seem. Includes full-colour plates of each illustrator's artistic process from first sketches to near-final art. ISBN: 9780763635060. Our Book No: 26849. $20 AUD.

235. Marr, David (1991). Patrick White: A Life (1st ed). London: Vintage / Random House. 727 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.5 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. First edition. A lucid and detailed biography of the well-known but controversial Australia novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. He wrote more than a dozen novels and plays - but left behind him a repution for intense privacy and sometimes savage temper. ISBN: 0091825857. Our Book No: 3976. $30 AUD.

236. Marsh, Nicholas (2002). How to Begin Studying English Literature (3rd revised ed) [Palgrave Study Guides]. Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave. 150 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition. Third edition. This revised and expanded edition offers practical help on how to approach novels, plays and poems. It contains easy to read chapters on themes, characters, structure and style which explain how to analyse a text. ISBN: 9780333968710. Our Book No: 24108. $15 AUD.

237. 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.

238. 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.

239. McGuinness, Phillipa (editor) (2015). Copyfight. Sydney: NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press. 294 pp. Paperback trade, as new condition. We expect to log on and read, watch or listen, to anything, anywhere anytime. Then copy it, share it, quote it, sample it. This leave writers, designers, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, artists, and software and game developers with no rights at all. We have forgotten how to pay for content. Are big corporations and copyright lawyers the only ones making money? Illegal downloading has become the biggest industry of all, and copyright violation a way of life. In this provocative book John Birmingham, Linda Jaivin, Marc Fennell, Clem Bastow, Lindy Morrison, Imogen Banks, Dan Hunter, Angela Bowne and others fire up the copyright debate like never before. ISBN: 9781742231150. Our Book No: 16734. $18 AUD.

240. McInnes, Graham (1986). Humping My Bluey. London: Hogarth Press. 222 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny bump bottom spine, top edge lightly toned, minor edgewear. The author was the son of novelist Angela Thirkell. He describes his youth in Australia in the 1920s and 1930s. This is a magical and very funny portrait of being young in Australia. It is also a touching farewell to a charmed way of life, for his brother Colin is to set sail for England, and Graham to embark on a search for his father and a new life in Canada. One of three volumes in his classic autobiography. ISBN: 0701205946. Our Book No: 23900. $10 AUD.

241. McKee, Richard (1997). The Clan of the Flapdragon and Other Adventures in Etymology, by B. M. W. Schrapnel, Ph.D. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press. 183 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minimal edgewear. The author, the pseudonymous critic, satirises a variety of subjects in and out of academe. These adventurous essays include lampoons on writing, language, and literature. In his outrageously funny chapters and critical asides, Schrapnel returns us to the joy that language can still inspire. These satirical essays were originally published in "Oasis, A Literary Magazine" in 1992 - 1996. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0817308814. Our Book No: 23331. $10 AUD.

242. McNay, Lois (1992). Foucault and Feminism. Cambridge: Polity Press / Blackwell Publishers. 217 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, light crease spine, minor edgewear corners. This book offers a systematic attempt to explore the points of convergence between feminist theory and the work of philosopher Michel Foucault. The author argues that feminism has something to gain from a careful reading of Foucault's work, and that, in turn, the concerns of feminist analysis can shed light on some of the limitations of Foucault's work. This accessible book addresses some of the most important issues in feminist theory and contemporary social thought. It will be of particular interest to students of women's studies, sociology, politics and literature. ISBN: 0745609392. Our Book No: 23535. $10 AUD.

243. McPhee, Hilary (2002). Other People's Words (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Picador. 312 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, pages lightly toned as usual. Autobiography of the Australian publisher, co-founder of McPhee Gribble, later sold to Penguin Books. McPhee Gribble was responsible for first promoting Helen Garner, Tim Winton, Drusilla Modjeska and other literary talent. ISBN: 0330363425. Our Book No: 13675. $15 AUD.

244. McVitty, Walter (2004). A Life in Children's Books. Melbourne: Thomas C. Lothian. 226 pp. Paperback octavo, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white & colour photos, cover corners lightly worn, crease fore-edge rear flap, minor edgewear. Autobiography of the Australian children's book publisher. The author and his wife Lois write about their exciting lives as publisher's of children's books. In the first part of the book, Walter records his earlier life. ISBN: 073440641X. Our Book No: 24924. $20 AUD.

245. Meehan, Johanna (editor) (1995). Feminists Read Habermas: Gendering the Subject of Discourse (1st ed) [Thinking Gender]. New York: Routledge. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers little rubbed, minor edgewear corners. This new collection considers Habermas's theory from a variety of feminist vantage points. While the contributors hold widely different political and philosophical views, they recognize that Habermas's work, critically appropriated, offers much that is valuable to feminist reflections on power, norms, and subjectivity. It will be of particular interest to students of women's studies, sociology, politics and literature. ISBN: 0415907144. Our Book No: 29500. $30 AUD.

246. Mendelssohn, Joanna (1996). Letters and Liars: Norman Lindsay and the Lindsay Family. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 288 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. The Lindsay family of artists and writers, particularly artist & cartoonist Norman Lindsay, dominated Australian cultural life for much of the 20th century. Their lives have been mythologised as authentic Australian artistic heroes. However, based on family letters, unravels a very different story: an intriguing tale of personalities, lies, deceptions and some surprising revelations. ISBN: 0207182728. Our Book No: 26139. $20 AUD.

247. Meneghelli, Pietro (1978). La Lettera di Joyce [James Joyce]. Roma (Rome): Editrice Lestoille. 160 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine lightly foxed, owner's rubber stamp. A critical commentary of the James Joyce novel "Finnegan's Wake" as a journey in search of an imaginary golden age, through space and time, with the eventual hero's return to home and childhood. Also discusses "Another September" by Thomas Kinsella, and "The Hobby" by Flann O'Brien. Written in the Italian language. (No ISBN in book.). Our Book No: 16602. $10 AUD.

248. Miller, E. Morris (1958). Australia's First Two Novels: Origins and Backgrounds. Hobart: E. Morris Miller. 24 pp. Paperback octavo, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, minor edgewear. No 14 of a limited edition of 100 autographed copies. The two novels are: Quintus Servinton, by Savery, and Woman's Love, by Grimstone. Our Book No: 15805. $12 AUD.

249. Miller, Lucasta (2001). The Bronte Myth (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 320 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, top spine little bumped, minor edgewear jacket (top spine little creased). A vigorous new biography adding to our understanding of the famous English novelist family and their culture, which has been frequently reinterpreted. An important aspect is the manipulation of a reputation. Witty, erudite and unsentimental, the author reveals as much about the impossible art of biography as she does about the Bronte family themselves. ISBN: 0224037455. Our Book No: 16871. $18 AUD.

250. Miller, Lucasta (2002). The Bronte Myth (Modern reprint ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 320 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, spine little creased, corner tips folded two pages, minor edgewear. A vigorous new biography adding to our understanding of the famous English novelist family and their culture, which has been frequently reinterpreted. An important aspect is the manipulation of a reputation. Witty, erudite and unsentimental, the author reveals as much about the impossible art of biography as she does about the Bronte family themselves. ISBN: 9780099287148. Our Book No: 26859. $10 AUD.

251. Mills, Carol (1999). The Native Companion (A 1907 Melbourne Literary Interlude): Indexes to Text, Illustrators, Advertisers, Book Notices and Subjects, and Brief Biographies and an Introduction (1st ed) [Bibliographica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 72 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-drawings, frontispiece, minor edgewear. This book was an important literary periodical published in the early 20th century. The editor was E. J. Brady (Irish-Australian poet) and the pages contained the works of many of the important writers of the period. The author has provided a complete indexed run of this periodical with the details of the text and the authors and illustrators whose drawings are in this publication. A special feature is a list of brief biographies which list a few details of some of the less well known contributors. (No 7 in this series.). ISBN: 0949910821. Our Book No: 29957. $30 AUD.

252. Milner, Andrew (editor) (1984). The Road to St. Kilda Pier: George Orwell and the Politics of the Australian Left. Sydney, Westgate: Stained Wattle Press. 91 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, edges & inside rear cover lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Not a serious account of Orwell's political thought nor a detailed study of the Australian Left. An attempt to conjure up from the shadow of George Orwell, to ask him what he would have made of the Australian Left had he lived here now. Provocative and informative, an Australian socialist provides a trenchant critique of the splintered Australian Left - its present crises, and its future prospects. ISBN: 095904860X. Our Book No: 23571. $10 AUD.

253. Mitchell, Elyne (1983). Chauvel Country: The Story of a Great Australian Pioneering Family. Melbourne: Macmillan. 299 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (front endpaper rubber stamps, little annotation, label remnants, embossed cloth cover), good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, speckled edges, map, spine moderately faded jacket (tape marks reverse side - covered by stickers), internally excellent. Elyne Mitchell is the author of the popular Silver Brumby novels for young adults. She is the daughter of General Sir Harry Chauvel of the Light Horse. This autobiographical book is the history of a family who came to Australia (from France via England) as pioneers, of individual members of that family, soldiers and sailors, who fought their battles in the far places of the Empire. There are memories of the WW1 (and her heroic father), and later memories of the Australian bush, snow-capped mountains, and the lonely years of WW2 when she ran her property while her husband was a prisoner of the Japanese in Changi. ISBN: 0333356365. Our Book No: 13822. $15 AUD.

254. Molloy, Frank (2000). Victor J. Daley: A Comprehensive Bibliography [Bibliographica Historica Australiae]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 182 pp. Paperback small octavo very good condition, frontispiece, minor rubbing, minor edgewear corners. Victor Daley was born in Ireland, County Meath in 1858 and came to Australia as a young man of 20 years. He travelled around the Southern part of Australia and wrote as a journalist. His poetical career began in 1882 when his poems wre published in the Bulletin, Punch and Freeman's Journal. He died in 1905. This bibliography lists all his work so far identified. The list of the available manuscript material, in addition to the reviews and the poems included in anthologies, is a valuable addition to this book. (No 9 in this series.). ISBN: 094991083X. Our Book No: 29948. $30 AUD.

255. Monahan, Sean (2003). A Long and Winding Road: Xavier Herbert's Literary Journey. Perth, Crawley: University of Western Australia Press (UWAP). 322 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, inside covers faintly toned, minor edgewear. This engaging, accessible book makes a substantial and original contribution to an understanding of Xavier Herbert's fiction, while at the same time telling the human story of a writer's rocky road to creating a masterpiece. The book is part literary criticism, part literary detective story to reveal the true story about the noted Queensland writer. ISBN: 187626893X. Our Book No: 26876. $15 AUD.

256. Montgomery, L. M. (1990). Chronicles of Avonlea. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 236 pp. Hardback small, pictorial cover, very good condition, colour cover illustration with green border, pages toned as usual (notably endpapers), minor edgewear. No 3 in a series by Angus & Robertson of Australian printings of these classic novels for young adults. ISBN: 0207123535. Our Book No: 2081A. $10 AUD.

257. Montgomery, L. M. (1994). Anne of Green Gables. London: Wordsworth. 280 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. A Wordsworth Classic Edition of this wonderful story. ISBN: 1853261394. Our Book No: 21620. $10 AUD.

258. Moran, Jennifer (2002). Mem Fox: A Celebration. Canberra: National Library of Australia (NLA). 41 pp. Paperback small square quarto, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, black & white text-photos. This book, compiled by Moran, brings together four essays to pay tribute to one of Australia's most significant children's authors and educators. Each contributor experiences Mem, her passion, flamboyance and creativity, from a different perspective. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0642107610. Our Book No: 24178. $10 AUD.

259. Morimoto, Junko (illustrator),Smith, Helen (1985). The Inch Boy (Reprint ed). Sydney: Collins. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, very good condition colour drawings, coloured endpapers, tiny dent front cover, light foxing first & last few pages. Children's picture story based on a classic Japanese tale, and illustrated by Japanese-Australian Junko Morimoto. The story is about a tiny baby named Issunboshi, little Inch boy. He has many adventures before he becomes General Horikawa, a handsome and gallant Samurai. ISBN: 0001843222. Our Book No: 16869. $15 AUD.

260. Morris, William; McGregor, H. E. (introduction & notes) (1930). Atalanta's Race (from "The Earthly Paradise"). Sydney: George B. Phillip & Son. 32 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet (staples concealed), good condition, card cover, top corner tips worn covers, slight loss top of spine, bottom corners covers creased, few creases in covers, pages toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. (Estimated date, 1930, or perhaps earlier.) This little booklet consists of a number of separate stories, held together by a framework. The nature of this framework is told in the prologue. Retells the myth of the Greek princess, rejected by her father, raised by bears, won in marriage in a race by Melanion, and then changed into a lioness by an angry Aphrodite. Our Book No: 27659. $15 AUD.

261. Muir, Marcie (1949). Anthony Trollope in Australia. Adelaide: Wakefield Press. 106 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as usual, jacket little creased, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication), owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An serious study of Anthony Trollope's two visits to Australia in the 1870s. His son lived in Australia, and he wrote a book about Australia and New Zealand. The sixth publication of the late H. M. Muir's Wakefield Press, printed at The Hassell Press, Adelaide, in Caslon Old Face type, on wove antique book paper during the month of February, 1949. (Victor Crittenden's copy - his written name.). Our Book No: 16583. $22 AUD.

262. Mumey, Nolie (1930). A Study of Rare Books: With Special Reference to Colophones, Press Devices and Title Pages of Interest to the Bibliophile and the Student of Literature. Denver, CO: Clasen Publishing Company. 572 pp. Hardback thick quarto, no jacket as issued, original tan quarter-bound cloth with board covers, title label front cover & spine (defective), very good condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), page edges untrimmed, top edge tinted red, front inner hinge little split (pages firm), front cover scratched, front endpapers & edges lightly toned, moderate edgewear notably corners, internally excellent, autograph. Very heavy (2.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (No 822 of a limited edition of 1000 autographed copies.) Contains three major sections: History of Books, Printers, Colophons; Press Devices; and Aids to Identification of Rare Books. Includes: early printed books, horn books, incunabula, early English Bibles, medical books, English literature, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, identification of modern American first editions, printer's mottoes, Latinized place-names. Mumey is noted for producing fine limited edition books. Our Book No: 14719. $180 AUD.

263. Murdoch, Walter,Salusinszky, Imre (editor); Murdoch, Rupert (foreword) (2011). On Rabbits, Morality, etc. (1st ed). Perth, Crawley: UWA Publishing. 303 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. A collection of essays written by Sir Walter Murdoch who was the Foundation Professor of English at the University of Western Australia. This selection restores this writer's work back into print for a new generation of readers. ISBN: 9781742582757. Our Book No: 27562. $15 AUD.

264. Murray-Smith, Stephen; Groves, Derham (preface),McLaren, John (epilogue) (2001). The Most Famous of Englishmen: An Exclusive Englishmen. Melbourne, Carlton North: Black Jack Books. 17 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, colour plates tipped in (includes frontispiece), black & white text-photo, autograph (written dedication). No 6 of a limited edition of 130 copies. Autograph states: "For Elizabeth Paton, Sherlockian wishes, Derham Groves". An unpublished essay by Stephen Murray-Smith (editor of "Overland"), found amongst his papers after his death, about his visit in 1951 to the Sherlock Holmes exhibition at Abbey House, Baker Street, London. Two tipped-in colour linocuts are autographed beneath by Groves. Four written names final page (includes John Mclaren, Vane Lindesay, D. Groves.) A unique item. Our Book No: 15958. $100 AUD.

265. Mylrea, Norah; Moorsom, F. G. (illustrator) (1940). Lorrie's First Term (1st ed). London: Blackie & Son. 225 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), few black & white plates (including frontispiece), slight loss corners & bottom edge jacket (flap clipped, few edge tears, sticker mark front cover), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve, frontispiece. First edition: Estimated date, 1940. Classic novel for young adults. Follow Lorrie's adventures at Devenham, and later her visit to Basseton. Our Book No: 23599. $10 AUD.

266. Naremore, James (2000). Film Adaptation (1st ed) [Depth of Field Series]. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top edge & fore-edge lightly marked, some edgewear corners. The essays in this book, most of which have never been published, raise fundamental questions about cinema and adaptation. This book is a fresh look at art, theory, and cultural politics of movie adaptations. Edited and introduced by Naremore. ISBN: 0813528143. Our Book No: 27099. $20 AUD.

267. 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.

268. 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.

269. Niall, Brenda (2012). True North: The Story of Mary and Elizabeth Durack (1st ed). Melbourne: Text Publishing. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, sepia (brown-tinted) photos, few black & white & colour photos (few creased bottom edge), minor edgewear, corner tips rear cover little worn, top & bottom corners front cover creased, light creasing covers. Mary and Elizabeth, one a writer and the other a painter, spent their childhood in Perth looking forward to their father coming home with stories of station life. Their grandfather was an Irish immigrant who set up a cattle empire. This joint biography delves into the lives of Mary, author of the Australian classic "Kings in Grass Castles", and Elizabeth, the renowned artist. ISBN: 9781921758928. Our Book No: 26686. $16 AUD.

270. Nile, Richard (2002). The Making of the Australian Literary Imagination. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 315 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, spine ends lightly rubbed, corner tips covers lightly creased, pages lightly toned, as usual, minor edgewear. This controversial book moves from literary London to the fascinating Australian bookshops, looks at Angus & Robertson and and interrogates the politics of reputation. Censorship and patronage, paperback heros and the able-bodied writer, cinema and literature are also examined to reveal the creativity and surprises of Australian literature. ISBN: 0702231657. Our Book No: 29380. $18 AUD.

271. Nowra, Louis (2004). Shooting the Moon: A Memoir (1st ed). Sydney: Picador. 197 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned, corner tips front cover little worn, minor edgewear. This memoir is a follow-up to "The Twelfth of Never". The author is an acclaimed Australian Indigenous playwright, novelist and screenwriter. In this moving and original story of an unconventional Aboriginal boyhood, he describes his adulthood, and continues to the year 2000. He has used notes and diaries for many of the direct dialogue quotes. ISBN: 0330364901. Our Book No: 28032. $15 AUD.

272. O'Brian, Patrick (1997). Joseph Banks: A Life (Reprint ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 328 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages faintly toned as common, minimal edgewear. The masterful writer of seafaring novels here writes a biography of Sir Joseph Banks: botanist, explorer, President of the Royal Society, and one of Australia's founding fathers. He was among the most influential British scientists of the 18th and 19th centuries, and accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage that explored the eastern Australian coast. ISBN: 0226616282. Our Book No: 16763. $16 AUD.

273. O'Harris, Pixie; McVittty, Walter (foreword) (1983). Was It Yesterday? The Autobiography of Pixie O'Harris (1st ed). Adelaide: Rigby. 119 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour illustrations, black & white text-photos, slight foxing reverse side jacket (little faded, minor edgewear, top edge lightly creased), spine ends slightly rubbed, minimal foxing front free flyleaf, sticker mark rear flap reverse side. The autobiography of Australia's best-known and well-loved children's book author and illustrator. This fascinating book which is illustrated by examples of her work over the past 60 years will delight the many generations of Australians who have been brought up on her books. An appendix lists the books written and illustrated by her. This is a very special book for anyone who loves her books or wants to learn about her life. ISBN: 0727018140. Our Book No: 29290. $25 AUD.

274. O'Neill, John (1982). Essaying Montaigne: A Study of the Renaissance Institution of Writing and Reading (1st ed) [International Library of Phenomenology and Moral Sciences]. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 244 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), owner's written name. Canadian academic sociologist assesses Michel de Montaigne's classic "Essays". He regards the "Essays" as an exercise of the literary body, funding the joy of reading and writing. The "Essays" are works of friendship and family, and he rejects theories of literary alienation fostered by Marx and Freud. ISBN: 0710009372. Our Book No: 13806. $15 AUD.

275. Oakley, Barry (2012). Mug Shots: A Memoir (1st p/b ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 231 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. An autobiography of the Australian playwright and novelist whose fiction includes the bestselling "A Salute to the Great McCarthy". Incompetence is the leitmotif of this book, and the result is a very funny memoir. Are you sure you're cut out for this? This question was put to the author in the fields of girls, commerce, teaching, advertising, film and radio, and in all of them the answer was no. ISBN: 9781743051672. Our Book No: 27398. $20 AUD.

276. Ollif, Lorna (1978). Louisa Lawson: Henry Lawson's Crusading Mother. Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 148 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, bottom edge little bumped, minor edgewear. The mother of poet Henry Lawson was a powerful defender of women's rights, including the right to vote. Her feminism was particularly expressed in her magazine "The Dawn". This biography also throws new light on her role as wife and mother, and on her attempts to foster the talent that she recognized in her son. ISBN: 0727005871. Our Book No: 14317. $15 AUD.

277. Olson, Stuart Alve (1993). The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic (Reprint ed). St. Paul, MN: Dragon Door Publications. 124 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few drawings, printed on recycled paper, minor edgewear. This book, presented here in the first English translation, is a primer on how to achieve the benefits of Taoist thought. The text works as the catalyst for a deep transformation of being. Stuart Olson, Taoist practitioner and long-time protege of Taoist and T'ai Chi Ch'uan master, T. T. Liang, provides a lucid translation of, and an insightful commentary on this key text. ISBN: 0938045105. Our Book No: 24855. $10 AUD.

278. 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.

279. Orwell, George (2000). Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Reprint ed) [Penguin classics]. London: Penguin Books. 113 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, cover design differs from stock photo. Satirical novel about tyranny and corruption in society, based on animals taking over a farm. Originally published in 1945. ISBN: 0141182709. Our Book No: 3427B. $10 AUD.

280. Ousby, Ian (1997). The Crime and Mystery Book: A Reader's Companion (1st ed). London: Thames & Hudson. 224 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white & single-colour illustrations (few sepia), top corner tip little worn rear cover, minor edgewear. This book tells the story of the fascination with crime detective novels, accompanied by dozens of special features packed with information to surprise even the most avid fan. Classic puzzles like the locked-room mystery are analysed and the Ten Commandments for the detective novel 1930s-style defined. There is a world round-up of current crime novels, full lists of Edgars, Daggers and other prizes, a detailed chronology and ideas for further reading. ISBN: 0500279780. Our Book No: 27481. $15 AUD.

281. Palmer, Jerry (1994). Taking Humour Seriously (1st p/b ed). London: Routledge. 203 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, covers & spine little scratched, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. Examines the role humour and comedy play in many different types of society. Literary criticism, biology, anthropology, Freud are all discussed. The author argues that we must take humour seriously (as well as humorously) or fail to understand a fundamental part of culture. ISBN: 0415102677. Our Book No: 29190. $18 AUD.

282. Park, Ruth (1992). A Fence Around the Cuckoo (An Autobiography) (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 294 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. First edition. First volume of autobiography of Australian novelist who wrote Poor Man's Orange. Life with her boisterous Scottish-Irish-Scandinavian family in New Zealand during the Depression. Her correspondence with D’Arcy Niland (her later husband). ISBN: 0670846791. Our Book No: 2917. $20 AUD.

283. Park, Ruth (1993). Fishing in the Styx (The Second Volume of Autobiography) (1st ed). Melbourne: Viking / Penguin Books. 302 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, pages faintly toned as usual, minor edgewear. First edition. Second volume of the autobiography of Australian novelist who wrote Poor Man's Orange. Mainly about her marriage with husband D'Arcy Niland. This partnership, between two talented but volatile people, sharing their dreams and disappointments, and rejoicing in each other's triumphs. It was cruelly cut short by D'Arcy's death. Ruth writes movingly about this dark time, which lead her to study Zen Buddhism and live for a time on tranquil Norfolk Island. ISBN: 0670846805. Our Book No: 6709. $20 AUD.

284. Parv, Valerie (1993). The Art of Romance Writing: How to Create, Write and Sell Your Contemporary Romance Novel (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 138 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white cartoons, faint foxing edges, top corner tips few pages faintly creased, minor edgewear, old price marks. The Australian author has written 30 novels. Based on her experience of writing romance novels, she explains what works, what doesn't and why. There are chapters on creating believable characters, writing dialogue, choosing settings, identifying workable conflicts and constructing effective plots. ISBN: 1863734244. Our Book No: 23705. $10 AUD.

285. Patchett Martin, A. (Arthur) (1998). The Beginnings of an Australian Literature [Bibliographica Historica Australia series, No. 6.]. Canberra: Mulini Press. 48 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, stapled pamphlet. Facsimile, originally published in London in 1898, and based on an address delivered at the South Place Institute, London. The author was the publicist who introduced Adam Lindsay Gordon to English readers. He had long advocated for a distinctive Australian literature criticism of Australian writers. ISBN: 0949910775. Our Book No: 16546. $15 AUD.

286. 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.

287. 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.

288. 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.

289. Paterson, A. B. (Banjo),Hannay, Lorraine (illustrator) (1986). The Cat (1st ed). Sydney, Dee Why: Lansdowne Press. 31 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (spine faded), base spine little rubbed. This gently humorous classic story by the great colonial Australian poet reveals the secret life of the domestic cat. The special illustrations in this edition make the cat come to life. ISBN: 070181960X. Our Book No: 29331. $18 AUD.

290. 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.

291. Patrouch Jr, Joseph F.; Asimov, Isaac (1976). The Science Fiction of Isaac Asimov. London: Panther. 325 pp. Paperback, very good condition, minor edgewear, old price marks. An authoritative and stimulating survey of Asimov's science fiction, including the themes, stories, characters and settings. Authorized by Asimov himself. ISBN: 0586043934. Our Book No: 1831. $10 AUD.

292. 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.

293. 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.

294. Philip, Neil,Underhill, Henry (illustrator) (1986). Drakestail Visits the King: A Magic Lantern Fairy Tale (1st ed) [Magic Lantern Fairy Tale]. London: William Collins. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, black texta top edge small amount. This is the children's picture story of how Drakestail lent his money to the King, and then went to court to ask for it back. The story is full of humour and drama, and is perfect to read aloud. The vivid illustrations are taken from hand-painted glass slides, made by Henry Underhill in the 1890s for his magic lantern shows. They add a special charm to this simple nursery tale, retold by Neil Philip. ISBN: 0001831585. Our Book No: 29497. $15 AUD.

295. Piper, Watty,Sanderson, Ruth (illustrator) (1981). The Little Engine that Could (Reprint ed). New York: Platt & Munk. 39 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, worn spine ends, few dents bottom edge, edgewear corners. A beautiful classic story retold by Watty Piper. This well-loved book will delight young and old. ISBN: 0448473739. Our Book No: 24547. $15 AUD.

296. Plato; Lane, Melissa (introduction),Lee, Desmond (translator) (2007). Plato: The Republic (Reissue, new introduction ed). London: Penguin Group. 416 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book is widely known as the cornerstone of Western philosophy. It is written in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors. The purpose of education is also addressed, and the roles of both women and men as 'guardians' of the people. The new introduction by Melissa Lane discusses Plato's aims in writing "The Republic", its major arguments and its perspective on politics in Ancient Greece, and it's significance through the ages and today. ISBN: 9780140455113. Our Book No: 28346. $10 AUD.

297. Pollak, Michael,MacNabb, Margaret (2002). Days Never Done: The Life and Work of Hesba Fay Brinsmead (1st ed). Sydney, Woollahra: Unity Press. 197 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, autograph (both author's written dedication title page). A biography of the Australian children's writer Hesba Fay Brinsmead, who was born in 1922 and grew up in the Blue Mountains in remote and primitive conditions. Her books are set in diverse locations - Sydney, Melbourne, Western Australia, northern New South Wales, the Outback, and ancient Tuscany - and have been loved by generations of young people and widely translated. Since 1990, when her last novel was published, ill health has prevented her from writing, but she has continued to be an inspiration for many other Australian writers for young people. This very special book is a very readable biography of a complex and important Australian writer. ISBN: 0958975930. Our Book No: 27160. $20 AUD.

298. 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.

299. Portelli, Alessandro (1997). The Battle of Valle Giulia: Oral History and the Art of Dialogue (1st ed). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 354 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear, tiny mark rear cover. The title comes from the clash between Italian left-wing militants and police at Valle Giulia, in Rome, 1968. But the book more broadly reflects on how to connect personal memories with history, and how to collect and represent the complexity of memory. Crossing cultures, classes and generations, the author records the private and singular experiences of Italian steelworkers, Kentucky coalminers, veterans, refugees of World War II, soldiers who fought in Vietnam, Italian resistance fighters, Nazis, and members of student movements from Berkeley to Rome. The authors articulate discussion of dialogue, representation, narrative and genre, link historical analysis with literary and linguistic theory, and with the concerns of modern anthropology. By professor of American literature at the nearby University of Rome. ISBN: 0299153746. Our Book No: 24613. $15 AUD.

300. 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.

301. Prentice, Jeffrey,Bird, Bettina (1987). Dromkeen: A Journey into Children's Literature (1st ed). Melbourne: J. M. Dent. 175 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos & drawings, base spine little worn, spine lightly faded jacket (minor edgewear & scratches). Heavy. First edition. About a graceful homestead at Riddels Creek, an outer suburb of Melbourne, set up as a museum of children's literature. A loosely inserted pamphlet tells the story of Dromkeen. This is a fascinating resource for teachers, librarians and anyone with an interest in children's literature. Describes a unique collection of artwork, manuscripts and other pre-publication material for children's books. This living treasure was established in 1974 by Joyce and Court Oldmeadow, and now formally designated as the Courtney Oldmeadow Children's Literature Foundation. ISBN: 0867700297. Our Book No: 21158. $25 AUD.

302. Putnis, Peter (1988). Steele Rudd's Australia. Toowoomba: Darling Downs Institute Press. 67 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor creasing corner front cover, minor edgewear. Steele Rudd, born at Drayton near Toowoomba in 1868, is Queensland's most popular author of novels and short stories. He created the immortal characters of Dad'n'Dave and their comical adventures on a Darling Downs farm. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0949414247. Our Book No: 20428. $10 AUD.

303. Ramzy, Magda,Moneim, Abdul Hanan (2002). New Bibliotheca Alexandrina: A Beacon of Science, and Cultural Interaction [Alexandria Library]. City Not Stated: S.I.S. Press House. 90 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos & drawings, metallic cover corners, minor edgewear jacket, edges & spine little rubbed. This book is about the rebuilding of a new library more than 2000 years after the old library with all its treasures of millions of books and manuscripts was burned down. The library has been rebuilt on the same site on a prestigious location on the waterfront of Alexandria, Egypt. This beautiful book with many photos will interest anyone with a passion for books, and buildings with a long history. Editing and cover design by Ramzy, artwork by Moneim. Our Book No: 28349. $40 AUD.

304. Rand, Ayn,Mayhew, Robert (editor); Schwartz, Peter (introduction) (2001). The Art of Nonfiction: A Guide for Writers and Readers (1st ed). New York: Plume / Penguin Books. 192 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, tiny dent front cover, pages lightly toned. In 1969, Ayn Rand gave a series of informal lectures on the art of nonfiction to a select group of friends and associates. Now, for the first time, the edited transcripts are available to readers and writers. This book is a fascinating philosophical discourse on the art of creation and an invaluable guide for the aspiring writer or student. ISBN: 0452282314. Our Book No: 24850. $15 AUD.

305. Raphael, Frederic (1979). Cracks in the Ice: Views and Reviews. London: W. H. Allen. 357 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, protected by fixed library plastic sleeve. This book is a collection of reviews, essays, broadcasts, and occasional articles. It comes together to provide a retrospective mosaic of two decades of critical and creative life. In the introduction he gives a forthright account of the London literary scene, including his own career as a journalist and reviewer, and there is an intriguing glimpse of Enoch Powell at play and at bay. ISBN: 0491021674. Our Book No: 23501. $14 AUD.

306. Reade, Charles (1899). A Perilous Secret. New York: Harper & Brothers. 160 pp. Hardback small, green cloth cover (embossed gilt lettering), very good condition, printed in double columns, bookplate, top corners & base of rear cover little bumped. (Bookplate of H. S. Fisher.) The last novel (a complex thriller) by the English dramatist and novelist (1814 - 1884), published after his death. Our Book No: 12355. $15 AUD.

307. Reff, Daniel T. (2005). Plagues, Priests, Demons: Sacred Narratives and the Rise of Christianity in the Old World and the New. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 290 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, bottom corner tip creased front cover, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. This book draws from anthropology, religious studies, history, and literary theory to show significant parallels in the rise of Christianity in the late Roman Empire and colonial Mexico. The book is simultaneously a comparative study of early Christian and later Spanish missionary texts. ISBN: 0521600502. Our Book No: 25203. $12 AUD.

308. Reiss, Tom (2013). The Black Count: Napoleon's Rival, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo: General Alexandre Dumas. London: Vintage Books. 414 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, faint toning edges, top last page creased, minor edgewear corners. This story is about General Alexandre Dumas who was the father of the author Alex Dumas. The author tells what really happened and the role played by Napoleon in Dumas's downfall. The story covers the same ground as Dumas from Haiti to the Pyramids, Paris to the prison cell at Taranto. The prize-winning author brings to life a forgotten hero. ISBN: 9780099575139. Our Book No: 28968. $15 AUD.

309. Renton, Ronald W. (editor),Osborne, Brian D. (editor) (2003). Exploring New Roads: Essays on Neil Munro. Isle of Colonsay, Scotland: House of Lochar. 245 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), jacket slightly mottled (possible printing mistake), few black text-photos & drawings. A collection of new essays on the life and work of Neil Munro. Munro is increasingly recognised as a significant figure on the Scottish literary scene; this collection is the first to bring scholarly attention to the many aspects of his career, including journalism, historical novels and humour. ISBN: 1899863761. Our Book No: 23319. $15 AUD.

310. Rice, Nathan P. (1995). Trials of a Public Benefactor, as Illustrated in the Discovery of Etherization (Facsimile ed). Sydney: Australian Society of Anaesthetists. 460 pp. Hardback small thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white portrait frontispiece, minimal edgewear. A modern reproduction of a classic book on anaesthesia, originally published in 1858. A biography of William Morton who, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 1846, was the first to use ether for pain relief during surgery. (Facsimile reproduction of Morton's signature on flyleaf.) SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 20371. $15 AUD.

311. Richardson, Matthew (editor) (2001). The Halstead Treasury of Ancient Science Fiction. Sydney: Halstead Press. 191 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, cover corners lightly creased, rear cover scratched, covers lightly creased, minor edgewear. Consists of historical science fiction stories written in Japan, in Rome, and other places worldwide, edited with commentary by Richardson. Authors such as Cicero and Plato join forces with unknown writers of the ancient world. The translations from five different languages are vivid. Each story is followed by a brief commentary relating it to the science and writing of the times, with notes to explain the less obvious meanings. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1875684646. Our Book No: 23373. $10 AUD.

312. Riemer, Andrew (1998). Sandstone Gothic: Confessions of an Accidental Academic. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 225 pp. Paperback octavo, good condition, pages lightly toned, plastic coating little lifted front cover bottom edge, cover corners little creased, edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear. Enlightening autobiography of an academic (English Department, University of Sydney). ISBN: 1864486260. Our Book No: 8391. $10 AUD.

313. Riemer, A. P. (1980). Antics Fables: Patterns of Evasion in Shakespeare's Comedies. Sydney: Sydney University Press (SUP). 229 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (little rubbed). This book looks at Shakespeare's comedy plays and examines their curious, often teasing treatment of those moral, philosophical, and even religious issues that criticism has consistently isolated as representing Shakespeare's comic themes. A series of chapters, each dealing with a characteristic aspect of the comedies. The focus of the study is an extended examination of "The Winter's Tale". ISBN: 042400075X. Our Book No: 28817. $15 AUD.

314. Robinson, Jenefer (2005). Deeper than Reason: Emotion and Its Role in Literature, Music, and Art (1st ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 500 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, single black & white photo, minor edgewear jacket, two small faint marks bottom edge. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Examines modern psychological and neuroscientific research on the emotions, and answers questions about our emotional involvement with the arts, literature and music. The author writes in a clear engaging style, and this book will appeal to anyone who is interested in the emotions and how they work. Also reinforces the invaluable role of the arts and humanities in our lives. ISBN: 0199263655. Our Book No: 28795. $35 AUD.

315. 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.

316. Rogak, Lisa (2005). The Man Behind the Da Vinci Code: The Unauthorized Biography of Dan Brown. Melbourne, Carlton North: Scribe Publications. 140 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white & colour photos centre spread, pages little toned as usual. An investigative biography of Dan Brown, author of the bestselling novel "The Da Vinci Code". Reveals how and why Brown became infatuated with secret societies. Why has he withdrawn from public life? A few years ago, he was a relatively unknown author, with three novels in print that had sold fewer than 20,000 copies in total. Today, he is a mega-bestselling author, with more than 34 million copies of his fourth novel in print around the world. Reveals little-known details of Brown's unusual work habits - involving gravity boots, an antique hourglass, and voice-recognition technology. Why, in the face of a lawsuit for plagiarism, did Brown refuse to sign an affidavit unambiguously affirming he is the sole author of The Da Vinci Code? What links Brown's early career as a mid-level pop singer with his status as a bestselling author? ISBN: 1920769714. Our Book No: 14444. $10 AUD.

317. 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.

318. Rolls, Eric C.; Yamaguchi, Marianne (illustrator) (1993). The River. Sydney / Brisbane: Angus & Robertson / University of Queensland Press (UQP). 75 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (including endpapers), minor edge tears jacket, minimal edgewear. For 20 years the award-winning writer Eric Rolls farmed beside the river Namoi at Boggabri in western New South Wales. This story brings to life a timeless story of love, hard work and happiness. This autobiography recounts a wonderful tale of a family and its bond with the land. (Originally published, 1974. This is the undated 1993 reissue with the UQP dustjacket, but same ISBN.) SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0702225746. Our Book No: 22923. $10 AUD.

319. 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.

320. 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 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.

321. Routledge, George (1982). The Dog's Dinner Party [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback quarto, card cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, interleaved blank pages, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a classic children's story from Routledge's Shilling Toy Books series (as listed on rear cover). Originally published by George Routledge, London, 1876. A story about dogs having a party. The story is in large simple text, and the colour illustrations are full-page (the centre one being spread over two pages). Interleaved are some blank pages. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17001. $35 AUD.

322. Rudd, Elizabeth,Vere Boyle, Eleanor (illustrator) (1988). Beauty and the Beast (Reprint ed) [Golden Classics]. London: Hutchinson Children's. Unnum 21 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, spine ends lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket (small mark reverse side, rear cover creased, tiny tear). This charming children's picture book re-tells the story of Beauty and the Beast in a captivating text and beautiful, vivid paintings. In 1875, the Victorian artist, Eleanor Vere Boyle produced the illustrations to go with this best-loved story that has become a classic. This story with reproductions of the beautiful illustrations appear in this new edition with an enchanting new text rewritten for modern children. ISBN: 0091727138. Our Book No: 28094. $10 AUD.

323. Russell, Roslyn (1997). Literary Links: Celebrating the Literary Relationship between Australia and Britain (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 249 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, black & white text-photos, few colour illustrations, minor edgewear corners, top spine little chipped, faint tape marks corners inside covers, small mark fore-edge. Examines the evolution of the literary relationship between Australia and Britain over the last 200 years. The book ranges across fifteen distinct themes and covers explorers and utopians, convicts and their gaolers, nation builders, travellers, university students, fledgling and established writers, migrants, expatriates, prize winners, publishers and satirists, and literary visitors. ISBN: 1864485027. Our Book No: 26019. $20 AUD.

324. Sanders, Julie (2007). Adaptation and Appropriation (Reprint ed) [The New Critical Idiom]. London: Routledge. 184 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This book clarifies the complex debates around adaptation and appropriation. A much-needed resource for anyone studying literature, film or culture. Some of the concepts are from fields as diverse as musicology and the natural sciences. ISBN: 9780415311724. Our Book No: 29928. $18 AUD.

325. Sansom, Ian (2012). Paper: An Elegy, a Celebration of the Age of Paper. London: Fourth Estate. 230 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-illustrations, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket, remainder marks bottom edge. A brief quotable history and appreciation of paper in all its forms and uses. But also a cultural study, and a series of personal reflections, on the timeless meaning of paper. Looks at the paradoxes of this man-made material, and shows how some types of paper will always be with us. For example, although e-books are making inroads into physical books, we will always need paper to wrap Christmas presents. ISBN: 9780007480265. Our Book No: 29238. $20 AUD.

326. Sassi, Carla (2005). Why Scottish Literature Matters. Edinburgh: Saltire Society. 202 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. This is the fourth book in the Saltire series examining the significance of Scottish history, philosophy and the Scots language. Examines Scotland's literature from the earliest times to the late 20th century, and offers new and fascinating insights into the nature of nationhood and identity, and the way in which these are reflected in, and the inspiration for, literary output at various periods. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0854110828. Our Book No: 23600. $10 AUD.

327. Saumarez Smith, John (editor) (2004). The Bookshop at 10 Curzon Street: Letters Between Nancy Mitford and Heywood Hill 1952 - 73 (Reprint ed). London: Frances Lincoln. 191 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, minimal edgewear jacket. Nancy Mitford worked in Heywood Hill's bookshop from March 1942 to the end of the war. After the war she went to live in France. These letters are the ones she wrote to Heywood Hill until her death in 1973. Charming, witty, irresistible, the correspondence gives brilliant insights into a world that has almost disappeared. ISBN: 0711224528. Our Book No: 24970. $16 AUD.

328. Sayers, Dorothy L. (1939). Strong Meat. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 44 pp. Paperback small, good condition, errata slip tipped in, spine frayed (pages firm), top edge lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, rear cover scratched, edgewear. The English crime-fiction novelist offers strong support for Christianity. Our Book No: 11918. $10 AUD.

329. Schleiner, Louise; McQuillen, Connie (translator),Roller, Lynn E. (translator) (1994). Tudor and Stuart Women Writers [Women of Letters]. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 293 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear 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.

330. Sendak, Maurice (1989). Caldecott & Co.: Notes on Books & Pictures. London: Reinhardt Books / Viking / Penguin Books. 214 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light foxing, few tiny chips), faint foxing edges. Essays about children's literature (picture books) by the author of the famous picture book "Where the Wild Things Are". Topics range from George Macdonald, Beatrix Potter and Randolph Caldecott, to Margot Zemach, Harriet Pincus and Edward Ardizzone, and to Walt Disney, Mother Goose and Hans Christian Anderson. The author voices his deeply held opinions about every aspect of the world of the picture book. ISBN: 1871061067. Our Book No: 26061. $18 AUD.

331. Serle, Geoffrey; Rickard, John (introduction) (2014). From Deserts the Prophets Come: The Creative Spirit in Australia 1788 - 1972 (New ed). Melbourne, Clayton: Monash University Publishing. 258 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny piece laminate coating loss top edge & corner rear cover, minor edgewear. Short history of Australia's literature, music, theatre, science and learning. This book was originally published in 1973. The author presented a series of lectures on Australian cultural history. This new edition contains an introduction by Serle's student and eminent Australian cultural historian John Rickard. ISBN: 9781921867545. Our Book No: 29429. $40 AUD.

332. Serle, Geoffrey,Serle, Percival (1988). Percival Serle 1871 - 1951: Biographer, Bibliographer, Anthologist and Art Curator: A Memoir (1st ed). Canberra, Deakin: Officina Brindabella. 59 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, light brown paper covered boards, illustrated endpapers, beige cloth spine, paper title on spine, sepia (brown-tinted) frontispiece, tiny scuff front cover, edges & front flyleaf lightly foxed. This edition of 350 autographed copies was designed and printed by A.T. Bolton at the Officina Brindabella, 1988. Hand binding and paper decoration by Helen Wadlington. This is copy no. 15. Apart from his own recollections, this memoir is based on the short unpublished autobiography that his father wrote late in life, and on diaries which he occasionally kept. More than 100 people - writers, artists, professors and others - are mentioned in this memoir. ISBN: 0909422168. Our Book No: 29515. $25 AUD.

333. Seuss, Dr (2010). Green Eggs and Ham (Reprint ed). London: HarperCollins. Unnum 58 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings. In this great classic children's picture story from Dr Seuss, Sam-I-am is determined to get grumpy grouch to eat green eggs and ham. Will he succeed? A large format edition that will appeal to all ages. ISBN: 9780007922888. Our Book No: 28085. $10 AUD.

334. Sewell, Anna (2001). Black Beauty [Scholastic Classics]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 245 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, top edge slightly toned. As a young horse, Black beauty is well-loved and happy, but when his owner is forced to sell him, his life changes drastically. He has many owners - some cruel and some kind. He really wants someone to love him again. This is a classic tale for children and young adults, originally published in 1877. ISBN: 0439228905. Our Book No: 22961. $10 AUD.

335. Shillingsburg, Peter (2001). William Makepeace Thackeray: A Literary Life (1st ed) [Literary Lives]. Basingstoke, Hamps: Palgrave Macmillan. 162 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, figures, minimal edgewear, owner's details embossed title page. This biography offers a new perspective on the relationship between Thackeray's life and his novels. It combines an analysis of his philosophy and religion with his life's experiences with women, and acknowledgements of his dependence on writing for a livelihood to provide an explanation for his narrative strategies. Traces Thackeray's composition and revision of sample passages to demonstrate that his narrative strategies were conscious developments. Also demonstrates how Thackeray's critique of the evils of society focused subtly on conventional domestic cruelties, and on the inequities of the world of women, but in a way that could be dismissed and would not necessarily alienate the public upon whose good will his livelihood depended. ISBN: 033365093X. Our Book No: 22625. $20 AUD.

336. Shoemaker, Adam (editor) (1998). A Sea Change: Australian Writing and Photography. Sydney: Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG). 247 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos & cartoons, corner tips front cover lightly scuffed, minor edgewear. This unique collection looks at the sea change in Australian life today. In this especially-commissioned anthology, 25 of Australia's finest writers and photographers take up the challenge of exploring the transformation that took place two years before the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. This unusual anthology counterpoints essays and photographic images, short stories and the cartoons of Matthew Martin. ISBN: 0958599602. Our Book No: 3440. $10 AUD.

337. Skelton, Robin (1990). Celtic Contraries (1st ed) [Irish Studies Series]. New York: Syracuse University Press. 253 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Skelton, professor of creative writing at Victoria University, has been a major interpreter and definer of Anglo-Irish literature. This is his own selection of his 14 best essays. Topics particularly include W. B. Yeats and J. M. Synge. ISBN: 0815624794. Our Book No: 20187. $20 AUD.

338. 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.

339. Smythe, P. E. (1935). The Wind in the Willows: Notes, Appreciation and Exercises. Sydney: The College Press. 61 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet (staples concealed), good condition, minor edgewear, front cover & title page corner creased, bottom corner front cover & pages creased, pages lightly toned, minor foxing few pages, tiny tear top spine, slight loss base spine, small tear on spine. Estimated date: 1930s (Trove catalogue). A little booklet published to aid the teaching of classic literature. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction to the chief characters in the book, and it also sets the general background. Our Book No: 27490. $10 AUD.

340. Smythe, P. E. (1950). Youth and Gaspar Ruiz: Critical Notes, Appreciation and Exercises. Sydney: The College Press. 24 pp. Paperback small, thin card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, covers & corners little creased, pages lightly toned, slight loss base of spine, tiny tear rear cover, light foxing covers, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. Estimated date, about 1950 (stated as 19--, Trove catalogue). A little booklet published to aid the teaching of two novels by Joseph Conrad: "Youth" and "Gaspar Ruiz". Rubber stamp of Dymock's Bookshop. Our Book No: 27492. $10 AUD.

341. Souter, Alexander (1999). Earliest Latin Commentaries on the Epistles of St Paul. Oxford: Sandpiper Books / Clarendon Press. 244 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), old price marks, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. These Latin commentaries on part of the New Testament were originally published from 360 AD to 410 AD. Reprint of a book originally published in 1929. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0198270011. Our Book No: 12017. $10 AUD.

342. Spackman, Barbara (1989). Decadent Genealogies: The Rhetoric of Sickness from Baudelaire to D'Annunzio (1st ed). New York: Cornell University Press. 220 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), coloured endpapers, minor edgewear jacket, top edge lightly foxed. The author examines the ways in which decadent writers adopted the language of physiological illness and alteration as a figure for psychic otherness. Using an ideological and rhetorical analysis of scientific as well as literary texts, this book shows how the rhetoric of sickness provided the male decadent writer with an alibi for the occupation and appropriation of the female body. ISBN: 0801422906. Our Book No: 25947. $20 AUD.

343. Spennemann, Dirk H. R. (2004). Fiction in Nineteenth Century Samoan Newspapers. Canberra: Mulini Press. 86 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, few tables, cover rubbed near spine, minor edgewear. An overview of the history papers and an analysis of the origin of the fiction content, as well as an index to poetry and short fiction published in three newspapers: The Samoa Times in its two incarnations (1877 - 1881 and 1888 - 1896), and the Samoa Weekly Herald (1892 - 1900). ISBN: 0949910996. Our Book No: 29841. $30 AUD.

344. Stanton, Martin (1983). Outside the Dream: Lacan and French Styles of Psychoanalysis (1st ed). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 131 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, tiny bump base spine, front cover lightly creased, cover corners edgewear, tiny spot rear cover, owner's embossed name. An original guide to French styles of psychoanalysis. The book looks at the grounds on which psychoanalysis has evolved subversive and deconstructive strategies and created radical alternatives. The future direction of psychoanalysis in the light of contemporary French research is discussed. ISBN: 0710092733. Our Book No: 25528. $13 AUD.

345. Steggall, Stephany Evans (2004). Can I Call You Colin?: The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele (1st ed). Sydney: New Holland. 448 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. A well-researched and evocative account of Colin's life. He has contributed so much to Australian literature and culture. This wonderful book talks about Colin's warm character, resilient spirit and myriad achievements. This is an entertaining and uplifting monograph on the life and times, humour and humanity of Colin Thiele, a remarkable Australian. ISBN: 1741101425. Our Book No: 21528. $15 AUD.

346. Stevenson, Robert Louis; McKay, George L. (foreword) (1968). Father Damien: An Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu [The Famous Open Letter to the Reverend Doctor Hyde of Honolulu]. New York: Cobble Hill Press. 58 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. This famous letter was written in 1890 in defence of Father Damien, a Catholic priest who cared for lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Our Book No: 16185. $10 AUD.

347. Stewart, Annette (2010). Barbara Hanrahan: A Biography (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 303 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour & black & white plates, few black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear. This biography illuminates the life of a great Australian writer and artist. The story starts with Barbara Hanrahan's childhood in Adelaide, travels with her to 'swinging London' of the 1960s, and tells of her remarkable achievements in Britain and Australia in the following decades. The author has drawn on a wealth of unpublished material, including the artist's letters, photos, prints and diaries, as well as interviews with her friends and her partner. This special book is illustrated with a number of artworks, and many photos from her life. ISBN: 9781862548244. Our Book No: 26897. $30 AUD.

348. Styron, William (1991). Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (1st U.K. ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 84 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. The novelist William Styron describes his descent into depression. This memoir is a bold and ultimately uplifting exploration of depression's dark reality. ISBN: 0224030450. Our Book No: 2329. $10 AUD.

349. Styron, William (1992). Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness (Reprint ed). London: Picador. 84 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages toned, minimal creasing covers, minor edgewear. The novelist William Styron describes his descent into depression. This memoir is a bold and ultimately uplifting exploration of depression's dark reality. ISBN: 0330317539. Our Book No: 4261. $10 AUD.

350. Sussex, Lucy (2015). Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab [Block Buster]. Melbourne: Text Publishing. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. The story of the crime novel that became a global publishing phenomenon. Fergus Hume was a playwright when he moved from Dunedin to Melbourne in 1885. He wrote "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab". The book sold out its first run and became the biggest and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia's first literary blockbuster. The author unfortunately sold the copyright for 50 pounds, and missed out on a potential fortune. This well-researched book will interest anyone who likes true crime, history and crime fiction. ISBN: 9781922147943. Our Book No: 29409. $25 AUD.

351. Sutherland, Stewart R. (1977). Atheism and the Rejection of God: Contemporary Philosophy and The Brothers Karamazov. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 152 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, owner's written name & date. Dostoyevsky was tormented by the question about the existence of God throughout his life. The author discusses this from both a philosophical and theological viewpoint, and with specific reference to the novel "The Brothers Karamazov". ISBN: 063112604X. Our Book No: 12836. $40 AUD.

352. Swanson, Jean,James, Dean; Perry, Ann (foreword) (1998). Killer Books: A Reader's Guide to Exploring the Popular World of Mystery and Suspense (1st ed). New York: Berkley Prime Crime. 358 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages & inside covers lightly toned, cover corner tips little creased, tiny spot top edge, light crease front cover, minor edgewear. The perfect guide for discovering favourite mystery writers based upon your own personal preferences. The best mystery writers (particularly USA & UK) cross-referenced by your favorite books, movies, and TV shows. The book is well organized and indexed, with complete descriptions, author profiles and awards. ISBN: 0425162184. Our Book No: 27471. $14 AUD.

353. Swingler, Susan; Reimer, Andrew (afterword) (2012). The House of Fiction: Leonard, Susan and Elizabeth Jolley: A Memoir. Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Press. 319 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A biography of an Australian literary dynasty. A memoir about a daughter's quest for her absent father. ISBN: 9781921888663. Our Book No: 28680. $17 AUD.

354. Szlezak, Thomas A.; Zanker, Graham (translator) (1999). Reading Plato (1st English ed). London: Routledge. 137 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, faint foxing edges, top corner clipped front flyleaf, minor edgewear. This book offers a concise and illuminating insight into the complexities and difficulties of the Platonic dialogues which will be invaluable to any student of Plato's philosophy. ISBN: 0415189845. Our Book No: 27309. $20 AUD.

355. Tate, Audrey (1991). Ada Cambridge: Her Life and Work 1844 - 1926 (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 319 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), edges lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (top corners lightly worn), corners little bumped, small stains bottom edge book & jacket. This book is a rich and fascinating story about one of Australia's leading writers in her lifetime. The author writes about the courage and determination that enabled Ada to rise above overwhelming personal tragedies in order to write. ISBN: 0522844103. Our Book No: 25261. $20 AUD.

356. 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.

357. Tennant, Kylie (1986). The Autobiography of Kylie Tennant: The Missing Heir. Melbourne: Macmillan. 190 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Autobiography of the Australian novelists, which complements her previous autobiography "Man on the headland". Her novels are noted for their vitality and social realism. ISBN: 0333415094. Our Book No: 10665. $17 AUD.

358. Thorp, Gary (2002). Caught in Fading Light: Mountain Lions, Zen Masters, and Wild Nature (1st ed). New York: Walker & Co. 187 pp. Hardback tall octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white illustrations, top edge lightly foxed, minor edgewear corners jacket. Describes his search for a mountain lion or cougar in the hills and mountains of Northern California where he lives. In spare, elegant prose, using the traditional form of Japanese writing known as nikki bungaku (literary diary), he writes about his meditations and adventures. ISBN: 0802713971. Our Book No: 26966. $18 AUD.

359. Tomalin, Claire (2000). Jane Austen: A Life (Revised, reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 362 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, spine lightly creased. The best available biography of this favourite English novelist - detailed, witty, warm - and based on new research of the family papers. ISBN: 9780140296907. Our Book No: 14409. $12 AUD.

360. Tompkins, Allan J. (1967). The E. R. B. Digest Number One [Edgar Rice Burroughs]. Melbourne: Allan J. Tompkins. 56 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, stapled pamphlet, black & white drawings (including inside covers), black & white photos, staples little rusted, tiny scuff spine ends. This scarce booklet is an amateur Australian and non-profit fanzine dedicated to Edgar Rice Burroughs (first and only issue published). There is an indexed guide to the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs at the end. Our Book No: 28545. $60 AUD.

361. 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.

362. Tucker, James; Von Rosenberg, Otto (pseudonym),Roderick, Colin (editor) (1996). The Grahame's Vengeance, or The Fate of James the First, King of Scotland: A Historical Drama in Three Acts. Townsville: Foundation for Australian Literary Studies / James Cook University. 85 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), minor edgewear. An historical drama about the murder of James I of Scotland by Robert Grahame in 1437. Written by the convict James Tucker, author of Ralph Rashleigh, at Port Macquarie, NSW, in 1845. This is the first authentic transcription of the manuscript, together with a biographical sketch and commentary on the play. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0864435827. Our Book No: 13232. $10 AUD.

363. Tucker, T. G. (1901). Things Worth Thinking About: A Series of Lectures upon Literature and Culture (1st ed). Melbourne: E. W. Cole Book Arcade. 236 pp. Hardback small, good condition, grey boards with black lettering, spine ends & cover corner tips little rubbed, edges lightly foxed, edges & pages lightly toned, front cover lettering little faded. The following essays were originally delivered as lectures before various societies, and then appeared as columns of the Melbourne "Argus" newspaper. They are reprinted in this book with little revision. Some of the stories are: Our Earliest Ancestors and their Beliefs, The Nature and Provence of Poetry, Culture and Cant, Literature Science and Education, Literary Judgement. Our Book No: 29594. $20 AUD.

364. Twain, Mark,Blackman, Charles (illustrator) (1987). A Cat-tale (1st stated ed). Sydney: Ashton Scholastic. 47 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), minor spotted foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear, slight impression front side). This charming book was written around 1880, and after 107 years of virtual neglect, this is the first ever full-scale presentation. The author wrote the story for his two children. It is about Catasauqua's beautiful family of catlings named Cattaraugus and Catiline and their adventures while their mother is trying to teach them about good living, music, books and education. The illustrations are by an internationally known artist who now lives in Australia. ISBN: 0868966940. Our Book No: 27965. $25 AUD.

365. Twain, Mark,Ingpen, Robert (illustrator) (1987). The Stolen White Elephant (1st stated ed). Sydney: Ashton Scholastic. 48 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), light foxing reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), base spine little rubbed. This children's picture story, a detective mystery, is about a Siamese white elephant, en route from Siam to Britain as a gift to the Queen, and which disappears in New Jersey. This is one of the author's most hilarious, but overlooked, masterpieces for any child or adult to enjoy. The life-like illustrations are by international illustrator, Robert Ingpen. The literature classic was originally published in 1882 as a short story. ISBN: 0868966932. Our Book No: 27978. $18 AUD.

366. Tyler, Peter J. (2011). State Records New South Wales 1788 to 2011. Sydney, Annandale: Desert Pea Press / Federation Press. 150 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket), black & white photos. A history of the State Records Authority of New South Wales, which is responsible for maintaining the archives of government departments in New South Wales (NSW). ISBN: 9781876861117. Our Book No: 15648. $35 AUD.

367. Uberoi, Meera (2005). The Mahabharata (Reprint ed). India: Penguin Books. 472 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, top corners last few pages creased, minor edgewear. The author has retold this ancient epic Indian tale of war, love and hatred, joy and sorrow, pride and endurance, with great lucidity. The heroes and villains, kings and queens, all come alive through her use of the modern idiom. ISBN: 9780143033585. Our Book No: 25463. $13 AUD.

368. 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.

369. 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.

370. Vlastos, Gregory (1997). Socrates: Ironist and Moral philosopher (Reprint ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 334 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. A study of the most enigmatic figure of Ancient Greek philosophy. This book captures Socrates' ground-breaking originality. Highlights the tensions in the Socratic search for the answer to the questions "How should we live?". ISBN: 052131450X. Our Book No: 29472. $26 AUD.

371. 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.

372. Wall, Barbara (1994). Our Own Matilda: Matilda Jane Evans 1827 - 1886: Pioneer Woman and Novelist (1st ed). Adelaide, Kent Town: Wakefield Press. 216 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white photos & drawings, minor edgewear, tiny mark top edge, sticker indentation mark top front cover. This book celebrates the life of a woman who was not only one of our first successful novelists, but someone who was concerned with the lives around her. Matilda Jane Evans wrote Marian (1859) by "Maud Jeanne Franc", the first novel by a woman to be published in South Australia. ISBN: 1862543291. Our Book No: 25617. $18 AUD.

373. Wallace, Alfred Russel; Cranbrook, Earl of (foreword) (2010). The Malay Archipelago [Stanfords Travel Classics]. Oxford: Beaufoy Books. 531 pp. Paperback small thick octavo, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, map, corner one page folded. Appears unabridged. Wallace (1823 - 1913) developed the concept of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin. While a young man, he explored the Malay Archipelago for eight years, covering 14,000 miles by foot and native canoe. He collected 125,000 specimens on insects and animals, many previously unknown. ISBN: 9781906780319. Our Book No: 16903. $25 AUD.

374. Watson, Graham (1980). Book Society. London: Andre Deutsch. 164 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), light foxing edges, faint foxing top edge reverse side jacket (minor edgewear), owner's written name & address. The author writes about his life as a literary agent. He joined Curtis Brown (the doyen of literary agents) in 1947, and later became head of the firm. In this delightful memoir, he tells stories about John Steinbeck, Victor Gollancz, Richard Gordon and a host of other members of the literary high life. ISBN: 0233971602. Our Book No: 23543. $10 AUD.

375. Weeks, Andrew (1993). German Mysticism from Hildegard of Bingen to Ludwig Wittgenstein (Reprint ed) [SUNY Series in Western Esoteric Traditions]. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). 283 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, pages lightly toned, spine little faded, minor edgewear. An introduction to the writings of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Tauler, Nicholas of Cusa, Paracelsus, Jacob Boehme, Angelus Silesius, Novalis, and it includes the more recent thinkers, such as Schopenhauer and Wittgenstein, who were influenced by the tradition. This is the first study of its kind to look at the much ignored historical preconditions of German mysticism and the first to trace the thematic evolution of mystical literature from a core of Biblical and Augustinian materials. Presents clear discussions of representative literary documents, analyzed with an eye to theme, source, style, function and influence. ISBN: 0791414205. Our Book No: 29579. $25 AUD.

376. Whitcombe (1953). Rip Van Winkle (For Children 8 to 9 Years) [Whitcombe's story books, no 333 (G4067)]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback small, green & sepia (brown-coloured) card cover, good plus condition, staples rusted, tide marks top corner near spine (no crinkled pages) (previous water contact now dry), bottom corners creased, corners little worn. (Publication date, 1953, McLaren catalogue.) Adaptation of the classic story by Washington Irving. Our Book No: 2949. $10 AUD.

377. White, E. B. (1963). Charlotte's Web (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 174 pp. Paperback, very good condition, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. Children's story about a little girl named Fern, who with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig Wilbur from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs. The illustrations make this a very appealing story for children of any age. ISBN: 0140301852. Our Book No: 20906. $10 AUD.

378. White, Michael (2005). Isaac Asimov: A Life of the Grand Master of Science Fiction. New York: Carroll & Graf. 257 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages lightly toned as common. Revealing biography of Isaac Asimov, who dominated science fiction for over 50 years, and who wrote over 400 books, many of which were popular science writing. Includes details of his troubled childhood and first marriage. ISBN: 0786715189. Our Book No: 15700. $10 AUD.

379. White, Patrick (1974). The Cockatoos: Shorter Novels and Stories (1st ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 307 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), blue-coloured top edge faded, minor edgewear jacket (tiny scuffs base spine), bookplate inside front cover, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. The wild and beautiful birds of the title are welcome trespassers in a suburban garden, and they transform the lives of the people they visit. The cockatoo appears in many disguises in this masterly collection of novellas and short stories. Essentially, the book's theme is intimacy, that close relationship in which possessive love can invade and cripple the spirit. This Australian author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0224009923. Our Book No: 28439. $16 AUD.

380. White, Patrick (1981). Flaws in the Glass: A Self-portrait (1st U.S. ed). New York: Viking Press. 260 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, papered board cover (cloth spine), minor edgewear. First U.S. edition. Patrick White won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. This private man here provides revealing autobiographical reflections: a self-portrait as seen "in the glass's reflection". He tells who he has loved (including partner Manoly Lascaris) and who he hated. Covers his Australian youth, his English boarding school (an "expensive prison"), Cambridge with holiday trips to Germany, London in the Blitz, RAF wartime intelligence in the Middle East, and his trials and compensations of later life upon returning to Australia. ISBN: 0670317594. Our Book No: 17352. $30 AUD.

381. White, Patrick (1987). Three Uneasy Pieces: The Screaming Potato - Dancing with Both Feet on the Ground - The Age of the Wart. Melbourne, Fairfield: Pascoe Publishing. 61 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, pages toned as common, minimal edgewear. Three essays, written in the present tense, by the Australian novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. Presenting a peeled potato, a dance in the kitchen, and a visit to the aged mother of a childhood friend, White considers our misguided struggle, our efforts to achieve aesthetic perfection, and suggests a way towards more satisfactory resolutions. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0947087133. Our Book No: 9645. $10 AUD.

382. White, Patrick (1988). Three Uneasy Pieces (1st U.K. ed). London: Jonathan Cape. 59 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as usual, minimal edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Three short essays by the Australian Nobel-prize winning novelist: The Screaming Potato, Dancing with Both Feet on the Ground, The Age of the Wart. Presenting a peeled potato, a dance in the kitchen, and a visit to the aged mother of a childhood friend, White considers our misguided struggle, our efforts to achieve aesthetic perfection, and suggests a way towards more satisfactory resolutions. ISBN: 0224025945. Our Book No: 4311. $20 AUD.

383. White, Patrick (1991). Patrick White Christmas Card [Xmas Card]. Sydney: State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW). 6 pp. Ephemera, card (folded into three panels), colour photos, as new condition, minimal edgewear. A Christmas card containing a reproduction of Patrick White's letter to Father Christmas (Xmas) in 1918 (when he was six), as well as a photo of 'Paddy' on his rocking horse at that time. Our Book No: 17504. $15 AUD.

384. White, Patrick (1998). Flaws in the Glass: A Self-portrait. London: Vintage / Random House. 260 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, top edge front cover & few pages little creased, otherwise minor edgewear. Patrick White won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1973. This private man here provides revealing autobiographical reflections: a self-portrait as seen "in the glass's reflection". He tells who he has loved (including partner Manoly Lascaris) and who he hated. Covers his Australian youth, his English boarding school (an "expensive prison"), Cambridge with holiday trips to Germany, London in the Blitz, RAF wartime intelligence in the Middle East, and his trials and compensations of later life upon returning to Australia. ISBN: 009975231X. Our Book No: 24810. $10 AUD.

385. White, Patrick, Flynn, Christine (editor),Brennan, Paul (editor) (1989). Patrick White Speaks (1st ed). Sydney, Leichhardt: Primavera Press. 207 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side lightly toned, title little faded), edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, bottom edge little rubbed. First edition. Patrick White has covered many subjects in this fascinating and controversial collection of essays and speeches, including one chapter about his reasons to return to Australia after spending just on 20 years overseas. The photos bring the book to life and show the author in different parts of his life that were special to him. ISBN: 0958949476. Our Book No: 29660. $20 AUD.

386. 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.

387. Wiley, Rebecca; Watts, Barry (extra text),Lurkin, Judy (extra text) (1986). Rebecca Wiley's Visit to Norman Lindsay at Springwood 1918. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 130 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, frontispiece portrait, minor edgewear, remainder stripe. In 1918 the author was sent by her employer, publisher George Robertson, to visit Norman Lindsay at his home at Springwood in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales. After nearly 70 years, this manuscript was discovered in the Angus & Robertson archives, and is now published for the first time. This work is a fascinating look into the life of one of the most extraordinary and controversial figures in Australian art and literature. The text is enhanced with 90 black & white and colour photos and background information on the people, places and literary and artistic works mentioned in Rebecca's original manuscript. (Lindsay's father was born in Ireland.). ISBN: 020714995X. Our Book No: 28451. $20 AUD.

388. Williams, Raymond,McCallum, Pamela (editor) (2006). Modern Tragedy (Reissue ed) [Broadview Encore Editions]. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press. 256 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book, first published in 1966, is a study of the ideas and ideologies which have influenced the production and analysis of tragedy. The author sees tragedy both in terms of literary tradition and in relation to the tragedies of modern society, of revolution and disorder, and of individual experience. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1551116340. Our Book No: 22721. $10 AUD.

389. Williamson, George S. (2004). The Longing for Myth in Germany: Religion and Aesthetic Culture from Romanticism to Nietzsche (1st ed). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 428 pp. Paperback octavo, good plus condition, black & white photos, bottom corner tips covers little scuffed, fore-edge lightly marked, minor edgewear, some annotation. An intellectual history of mythical thought in 19th-century Germany. The focus is on the topic of a "new mythology". Examines the influence of a persistent discourse on myth from the era of early Romanticism to the later thought of Friedrich Nietzsche. SALE PRICE (because of annotation). ISBN: 0226899462. Our Book No: 28876. $18 AUD.

390. Woodcock, Bruce (2003). Peter Carey (2nd ed) [Contemporary World Writers]. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 223 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. This revised and expanded critical study now includes detailed readings of Carey's latest novels "Jack Maggs" and "The True History of the Kelly Gang" - seeing them as the finest productions of a writer who continues to surprise and delight his readers with his inventive creations and unique imagination. The author provides both the student and the general reader with detailed examinations of all Carey's major works as well as a survey of critical debates, in this accessible and involving account. ISBN: 0719067987. Our Book No: 23713A. $10 AUD.

391. Woodcock, Bruce,Coates, John (1995). Combative Styles: Romantic Writing and Ideology: Two Contrasting Interpretations. Hull: University of Hull Press. 151 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear corners. (Estimated date: 1995, Trove catalogue.) This book offers a new approach in its study of Paine, Burke, Blake and De Quincey and their relations to the French Revolution. The styles and assumptions of the two critics are part of the combat. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0859586219. Our Book No: 21643. $10 AUD.

392. Woolf, Jenny; Wakeling, Edward (introduction) (2010). The Mystery of Lewis Carroll: Understanding the Author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1st ed). London: Haus Books. 326 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white text-illustrations, minor edgewear jacket. Biography of the author of the children's classic Alice in Wonderland (Charles Dodgson, penname Lewis Carroll). Assesses the newly available evidence to unravel the puzzles surrounding Carroll through an understanding of the mindset of his time, making sense of the supposed contradictions in his life and work. ISBN: 9781906598686. Our Book No: 29935. $20 AUD.

393. Wright, Elizabeth (1984). Psychoanalytic Criticism: Theory in Practice (1st ed) [New accents series]. London: Methuen. 208 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. Examines the relationship of psychoanalytic theory to the theories of literature and the arts. ISBN: 0416326609. Our Book No: 22374. $10 AUD.

394. Wright, Thomas (2008). Oscar's Books (1st ed) [Oscar Wilde]. London: Chatto & Windus. 370 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), illustrated endpapers, black & white & colour photos, black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear jacket. This biography explores the personality of Oscar Wilde through his reading. The author tells the story of Wilde's life in a fresh and engaging way, from his childhood in Dublin, where he was nurtured on Celtic myth, Romantic poetry and Irish folklore; through his undergraduate years in Oxford, where he built his intellect out of books; to prison, where books saved his sanity; and to his final days in Paris, where he consoled himself with old favourites such as Flaubert and Balzac. The author draws on unpublished and little-known material to write this biography. ISBN: 9780701180614. Our Book No: 27582. $20 AUD.

395. Zhang, Jingyuan (1992). Psychoanalysis in China: Literary Transformations, 1919 - 1949 [Cornell East Asia Series]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 201 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minimal edgewear. A study of the interest in Freud's theories in China during 1919 to 1949, a period of open exchange with foreign countries. Based on the author's PhD thesis. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0939657554. Our Book No: 13114. $10 AUD.