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Australian Literature and Collectible Fiction Books
Australian Literature Listed alphabetically by title.


Antony and Cleopatra -by- Colleen McCullough. Fiction. Australian author. (Doubleday Book Clubs. 2007) ISBN 9781741800517. Used book. Softcover book. 631 pages. Edges of pages are soiled. Covers lightly creased. Foxing on first and past pages. Else very good.
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Australian Plays For The Colonial Stage 1834-1899 -edited by- Richard Fotheringham (The Academy Editions of Australian Literature). 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) ISBN 0702234885. 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.
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Add to Cart ALIT18296 AU$60.00


Backcountry Ballads: Bush Poems for Entertainment -by- Don J Pinwill. Illustrated with line drawings -by- Max Kleeman. Australian bush poetry. Inscription signed by author on title page (self published by D J Pinwill, Mount Garnet, Nth Qld, 1988) ISBN 0731633652. Used small softcover booklet, 44 pages. Cover is lightly soiled and sunned on edges. All else is very good.
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Add to Cart ALIT13565 AU$25.00


Day Of My Delight -by- Martin Boyd. Australian literature. Autobiography of a distinguished Australian novelist (First Edition 1965 Lansdowne Press, Melbourne) good hardcover book in fair dust jacket, 306pp.
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Add to Cart B129 AU$10.00


Daylight Corroboree, A First-hand Account Of The 'Wanda Koolmatrie' Hoax by John Bayley (Eidolon Books, no place, 2004) ISBN 0958546649. Used softcover book, 110 pages, light stains on edges of cover, light soiling on edges of pages, else very good.
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Add to Cart L7363 AU$10.00


Daylight Robbery -by- Ron Tullipan. Australian fiction (Horwitz Publications, Sydney, First Edition, 1970) ISBN 0725500409. 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.
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Add to Cart L15328 AU$10.00


Donna Roon -by- Nuri Mass. First Edition Australian Fiction (Alpha Books, Sydney, First Edition, 1970) ISBN 0855530014. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 257 pages. Covered in clear plastic sleeve. Dust jacket is worn and creased on edges with small tears at corners and both ends of spine. Name written on fep. Foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are very good.
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Add to Cart ALIT13869 AU$10.00


Earth Battle -by- Dorothy Cottrell. Australian Fiction First Edition. Novel; story of a pastoralist establishing properties in South-West Queensland (Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London, no date, circa 1930, presumably first edition) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 320 pages. Marked blue cloth with darker blue lettering on front cover and spine. Bookshop bookplate inside front cover. Foxing on eps, first and last few pages and edges of pages. Else good.
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Add to Cart ALIT12710 AU$20.00


Father Clears Out -by- James Hackston. Illustrated -by- Hal Gye. Australian Literature. A collection of short stories by one of the best writers for the 'Bulletin' about growing up on a small farm in the NSW outback. The author is also known as Hal Gye, the person who drew the cupids and cupidesses for C J Dennis' 'The Sentimental Bloke'; so it is not surprising that James Hackston's stories should be illustrated by Hal Gye (Angus & Robertson, Sydney. First Edition. 1966) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 208 pages. Dust jacket is worn, torn and chipped on edges and corners. Foxing on endpapers, first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Else book is good.
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Add to Cart ALIT15757 AU$10.00


For The Term Of His Natural Life (The Australian Experience) -by- Marcus Clarke. Australian Classic Literature. The definitive Australian convict novel (Axiom Publishing, 2001) ISBN 1864760754. Used softcover book, 436 pages. In fine condition.
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Add to Cart ALIT12799 AU$25.00


Fortune's Favourite -by- Colleen McCullough. Australian Author. McCullough continues the saga of Julius Caesar (Century Random House, London, First Edition, 1993) ISBN 0712638504. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 878 pages. Light foxing on edges of pages. Very good. Weighs 1.2 kilograms
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Add to Cart ALIT15332 AU$20.00


Kangaroo -by- D H Lawrence. Australian Literature. D H Lawrence's novel based on his experiences in Australia, with critical notes by James Gribble (Heinemann Educational Books Ltd, Melbourne, 1963) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 401 pages. Good green cloth with good black lettering on spine. Small mark inside front cover, else very good.
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Nod To Strangers -by- Alan P Tory, A novel; first Australian edition (First Australian edition, 1945, Cassell & Co, London) Used small hardcover book in dust jacket, 143 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and has chips missing along lower edge and top and bottom of spine, and is now covered in clear plastic sleeve. Light foxing on edges of pages, else book is very good.
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Add to Cart ALIT8429 AU$15.00


On The Track -and- Over The Sliprails -by- Henry Lawson. Australian literature. (Angus & Robertson Ltd. Sydney. 1945) Stapled softcover book. 241 pages. Covers are worn. Spine torn down one edge. Corners bumped. Foxing. Paper has tanned. Text is good.
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Add to Cart ALIT16111 AU$15.00


Piccaninnies -by- Mary Durack and Elizabeth Durack. Charming children's book containing a poem about the day of two small Australian Aboriginal children with b/w illustrations by the authors on each page (Offset Printing Coy. Pty. Ltd, Sydney, no publisher, no date) Stiff card covers, no dust jacket, unpaginated. Covered in clear plastic cover which has become discoloured, heavy foxing from tape marks inside both covers from the plastic cover, shadows of which go through onto the adjoining few pages, light foxing also on edges of pages. Name address and date on previous owner on title page together with original price written in pencil, small marks in upper corner of first page of poem, else very good.
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Add to Cart ALIT10757 AU$30.00


'Possum -by- Mary Grant Bruce (Ward Lock & Co, London, First Australian Edition, 1948) Used small hardcover book, no dust jacket, 255 pages. Brown cloth covers knocked on corners and both ends of spine. Rear cover marked Spine cocked. Name written on fep. Foxing on eps, first and last few pages and on edges of pages, Pages have tanned. Hinge cracked at half title page however binding is firm. Overall good.
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Add to Cart ALIT15029 AU$50.00


Poor Fellow My Country -by- Xavier Herbert. Australian literature. (Fontana, William Collins, 1975) ISBN 0006160298. Used softcover book, 1463 pages + glossary of Aboriginal terms. Covers lightly soiled & worn on edges, spine faded, page edges soiled, foxing inside cover and fep, inscription on fep, else good. This book weighs 1.2 kilograms.
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Add to Cart L7230 AU$15.00


Rain In Arhnem Land: Further Adventures of Three Aboriginal Children on the Far North Coast of Australia, And Some of The Stories of Their People -by- Ann E Wells. Australian Literature. Indigenous Literature. (Supplementary Reader Edition, Angus & Robertson, 1963) Used softcover book, 90 pages. Covers and pages are worn on edges. Foxing on edges of pages. Else good.
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Add to Cart ALIT13983 AU$15.00


Skippy The Bush Kangaroo Annual 1972 (World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd, Manchester, 1971) ISBN 0723501335. 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.
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Add to Cart ALIT11555 AU$20.00


The Fairy Who Wouldn't Fly, The Fairy Who Would Not Fly, Pixie O'Harris, first edition, 
illustrations by Pixie O'Harris, Pixie Harris illustrations, Pixie Harris artwork, for sale The Fairy Who Wouldn't Fly (The Fairy Who Would Not Fly) -told and pictured by- Pixie O'Harris. 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.
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Add to Cart ALIT12957 AU$50.00




The Nobleman Jackaroo -by- M Egan Mulry. Novel of the Australian outback (Simpson, Halligan & Co Ltd, Brisbane, 2nd ed, 1927) Used small hardcover book, no dust jacket, 152 pages + 6 pages of press criticisms and letters of appreciation of Miss Mulry's books and songs. Red cloth covers are heavily worn and knocked on edges. Heavy foxing on eps, Foxing and insect damage to edges of pages. Text is good.
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Add to Cart ALIT12731 AU$50.00


The Passage, Vance Palmer, Australian Pocket Library, First Australian Edition 1944, Australian 
literature, used books for sale 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.
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Add to Cart ALIT18935 AU$30.00




Waters Of Forgetfulness: An Australian Story -by- A Hawkes Mansell. Australian Literature (Henty & Schindler Publishers, Sydney, First Edition. August 1946) Used small hardcover book, no dust jacket, 293 pages. Marked red cloth covers with black lettering on spine. Corners of covers and both ends of spine bumped. Foxing on eps and edges of pages. Pages have tanned. Else pages are very good.
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Winged Seeds -by- Katharine Susannah Prichard. 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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Add to Cart ALIT8882 AU$25.00


You Can't Come Back -by- Bruce Beaver. Australian novel. A portrait of railway workers in outback Australia (Rigby Publishers, Adelaide, reprint, 1984) ISBN 0727020072. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. Covered with clear plastic sleeve. 166 pages. Gift inscription on front endpaper. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
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