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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.
Green suggests that Patrick White gives each of his characters a particular imaginative horizon - Primitive, Jewish, Christian,
Classical - and that the logic of each narrative depends upon the way in which these given horizons relate, or fail to relate,
to each other; this approach provides a much-needed framework and terminology for accessing the perennially difficult area of White's
spirituality. Used softcover book. 268 pages. In fine condition.
Weight 425 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.
Banyan A Selection of Poems -by- Edwin Wilson with pencil drawings by Elizabeth McAlpine. Limited Numbered Edition No.31
of 1000 Copies. Signed Copy. ISBN 0949557013. Written inscription signed by Edwin Wilson and dated 9-10-82 on the dedication page. The poems
were initially inspired by the beautiful countryside and rainforests around Murwillumbah on the Far North Coast of New South Wales; they explore
love and death, man and nature, truth and knowledge etc with recurring botanical imagery. Illustrated with black and white pencil
drawings. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 99 pages. (Woodbine Press. 1982) Dust jacket and edges of boards are a little worn
on edges and corners. Front free endpaper is worn on lower inner edge. Else in fine condition. Weight 400 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 but circa 1900) 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.
My Mate Dick -by- Ion L Idriess. First Edition 1962.
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 258 pages. (Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1st Edition 1962) Dust jacket is
fairly tattered on corners and edges. Written gift inscription to previous owner on front free endpaper (NOT signed
by author). Light foxing on edges of pages. Else book is very good. Weight 420 grams.
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 Great Boomerang -by- Ion L Idriess. First Edition 1942. Signed Copy.
Used hardcover book in dust jacket. An inscription 'To the Rev John Calder A cheerio and good fortune. John L Idriess '42'
written on title page. 258 pages. (Angus & Robertson. Sydney. 1st Edition 1942) Tears in dust jacket, and both ends of
the spine and corners have been taped. Inked stamp of bookshop on front free endpaper. Foxing on edges of some pages.
Else book is very good. Weight 600 grams.
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