Used and Out of Print Australian Literature and Collectible Fiction Books
Arthur's Dream The Religious Imagination in The Fiction of Patrick White -by- Michael Green. ISBN 0646267817.
Used softcover book. 268 pages. In fine condition. Weight 425 grams.
Captain Cub -by- Ethel Turner. Fiction. Australian author. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 255 pages.
Colour portrait of a young girl reading a book tipped in on front cover. Illustrated with black and white frontispiece and
plates throughout the book. (Ward, Lock & Co. London. Undated) A few grubby spots on lower edge of embossed front cover.
Light wear to rear cover. Foxing mostly confined to edges of pages. Bookshop bookplate on front free endpaper page.
Else very good condition. Weight 500 grams.
Australian Plays For The Colonial Stage 1834-1899 -edited by- Richard Fotheringham (The Academy
Editions of Australian Literature). ISBN 0702234885. The scripts of nine colonial plays, one of them in two versions. Plays are:
'The Bushrangers' (Henry Melville); 'The Kelly Gang' (Henry Melville); 'Life in Sydney' (1843) (a scurrilous satire);
'Arabin, or The Adventures of a Settler' (1849) (a pioneering romance); The South-Sea Sisters (1866) (a short choral
masque; a proto-nationalistic pantomime in Melbourne and Sydney versions 'The House That Jack Built' (1869 and 1871);
a city murder-mystery 'Hazard' (1872); a comic-horror saga of a bush heroine 'For £60,000' (1874) and the first
Australian stage classic, adapted in 1886 from Marcus Clarke's novel 'For The Term of His Natural Life'.
Explanatory notes and introductions. Over 50 illustrations. (University of Queensland Press. Brisbane. 2006)
NEW book. Softcover book. 800 pages. Still sealed in plastic. Plastic seal is torn in front. No marks
on the book cover. NEW. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
Daylight Robbery -by- Ron Tullipan. ISBN 0725500409. Australian fiction. (Horwitz Publications, Sydney,
First Edition, 1970) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 127 pages. Covered in clear plastic sleeve. Name whited out
on fep. Some marks on eps. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Skippy The Bush Kangaroo Annual 1972. ISBN 0723501335. (World Distributors (Manchester)
Ltd, Manchester, 1971) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 79 pages, hinge has cracked at hinges however binding is tight,
light foxing to edges of some pages, else very good.
The Fairy Who Wouldn't Fly (The Fairy Who Would Not Fly) -told and pictured by- Pixie O'Harris.
Vintage Australian childrens' story book written and illustrated by Pixie O'Harris. Charming colour and black and white
illustrations. (Marchant & Co, Sydney. First edition.
Circa 1945) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. Unpaginated. Covers are soiled, and worn heavily on edges. Name written on cover.
Hinge at front endpaper has been taped. Name and address, a number and a birthday inscription also written on the grubby first page.
Spots and small stains on the first few pages. Some foxing on pages. Else pages are very good. The illustrations are unmarked.
Rare in the first edition.
The Passage -by- Vance Palmer. Australian Pocket Library. First Australian Edition 1944.
(Robertson & Mullins Ltd. Melbourne. 1944) Used book. Paperback. 188 pages. Covers are grubby and worn on
edges. Pages have tanned. Foxing on covers and edges of pages. Else pages are very good.
Winged Seeds -by- Katharine Susannah Prichard. Australian Literature.
The third novel in the saga of Dinny Quin and Sally Gough, set in the
Larkinville Gold Rush and covers the period from the end of 1936, when the
mining industry was weathering a depression, to 1946, when the prospect of a
renaissance was glimmering like a mirage on the horizon. (Australiasian Publ Co,
Sydney, in association with Jonathan Cape, London, First edition, 1950) Used
hardcover book, no dust jacket, 388 pages. Marked brown covers with good blue lettering,
foxing on eps and edges of pages, else good.
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