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AIRMAIL : Three Women, Letters from Six Continents, Fitzpatrick, Kate
1 Fitzpatrick, Kate AIRMAIL : Three Women, Letters from Six Continents
Milton, QLD, Australia John Wiley & Sons Australia, Limited 2005 1740311272 / 9781740311274 First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, + 272pp., plus 8 page, b/white, photographically illustrated section. Book clean. Spine firm, reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated card wrapper has small, soft crease to front panel. "This collection of letters between the celebrated actress Kate Fitzpatrick, her artist mother and her designer sister over forty years opens a window into the lives of three fascinating creative women . . . Through letters and stories we watch Kate's life develop and gain insights into why choices were made and turns were taken. In her wry commentary she fills in the gaps, sets the scene, spills secrets, interprets family shorthand and tells wonderful stories . . . " Book weight approx. 560g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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2 Glyn, Elinor LETTERS TO CAROLINE
London Duckworth & Co. 1914 First Thus Hardcover (Original Cloth) Good+ 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
xiii, + 154pp., colour-art frontispiece, plus an unpaginated, b/white sketch-art plate. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Bright gilt title on mildly bumped backstrip, plus flecked with minor soiling on ochre coloured cloth boards. Text-block randomly foxed on edges, else good. No dustjacket. The seven 'letters' contained here-in were originally published in 'Nash's Magazine', and are the first of a series 'To Caroline' upon all subjects, which will continue to appear from time to time . . . Book weight approx. 254g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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3 Hampton, Janie (Edited by) JOYCE AND GINNIE : The Letters of Joyce Grenfell & Virginia Graham
London Hodder & Stoughton 1997 0340671920 / 9780340671924 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxvii, + 513pp., plus 2 x 8 page, b/white photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards have one small, shallow indentation. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very mildly edge-creased only. "The actress and comedian Joyce Grenfell first met Virginia Graham in 1917 when they were both seven. They were inseparable friends until Joyce's death sixty-two years later and wrote daily whenever they were apart. This collection of letters between 1929 and 1979 lay undiscovered in a cellar until 1995 . . . Tells the fascinating story of two unusual women in their own words and presents a unique view of British social history." Contents include: List of Illustrations, Acks., Chronology, Family Trees, Preface, Editor's Note, Introduction 1910-29, The Letters of Joyce Grenfell and Virginia Graham, 1929-79, Biographical Notes, Houses, Books and Films, Index. Book weight approx. 965g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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LETTERS IN CRITICISM, Leavis, F.R.
4 Leavis, F.R. LETTERS IN CRITICISM
London Chatto & Windus 1974 0701120568 / 9780701120566 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(viii), 160pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards very lightly corner-bumped on front panel. Faint foxing to textblock head, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small open tear to head of spine, negligible tanning. From the rear panel: "This book is a collection, as complete as it has been possible to make it, of the letters written by Dr. Leavis to newspapers and periodicals over the past forty years. As such, it forms an essential part of the total record of Dr. Leavis's views on the subject with which he has always been most closely concerned: English literature, and its crucial importance to the cultural health of the community . . . " Includes Index. Frank Raymond Leavis (Companion of Honour), was born at Cambridge in 1895, and died in 1978. Book weight approx. 340g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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ALL MY ROAD BEFORE ME. The Diary of C.S.Lewis, 1922-27, Lewis, C. S.
5 Lewis, C. S. ALL MY ROAD BEFORE ME. The Diary of C.S.Lewis, 1922-27
London Fount (HarperCollins Religious division) 1991 0002154064 / 9780002154062 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good + Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 483pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain boards undamaged. Five pages with highlighting, else textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, and minimally colour-faded on spine. Beginning when he was twenty-three, an undergraduate at Oxford, and an athiest. This rare look at the young C.S.Lewis, as a clandestine family man at the beginning of his ascent to fame and on the brink of conversion to Christianity . . . Book weight approx. 945g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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THE SPIKE MILLIGAN LETTERS, Milligan, Spike (Edited By Norman Farnes)
6 Milligan, Spike (Edited By Norman Farnes) THE SPIKE MILLIGAN LETTERS
England M. and J. Hobbs, in Association with Michael Joseph 1977 0718116372 / 9780718116378 Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
159pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, very slightly canted. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Silver title to black boards, which are negligibly corner-bumped. Leaves clean, slightly tanned at edges. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and slightly tanned. Spike Milligan was a writer who wished to amuse, educate and beautify. He wrote "innumerable letters to family, friends, enemies, strangers, sufferers, officials, bureaucrats, charities, idiots, children, publishers, journalists, and in fact the world in general . . . " Book weight approx. 465g. 
Price: 12.75 AUD
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THE OXFORD BOOK OF AUSTRALIAN LETTERS, Niall, Brenda and Thompson, John (Edited by)
7 Niall, Brenda and Thompson, John (Edited by) THE OXFORD BOOK OF AUSTRALIAN LETTERS
Australia Oxford University Press 1998 0195539850 / 9780195539851 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxi, + 321pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain boards very lightly bumped on lower rear panel. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('An Australian Native, Portrait of a Lady', Tom Roberts, 1888), loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small surface indentation to rear. From the jacket flap: "This anthology fills a surprising gap on Australian shelves. To date there has been no widespread historical collection. Brenda Niall and John Thompson have discovered a vast body of letters of the highest quality : intense, witty, political, elegiac, satirical. Chronologically arranged, the anthology contains two hundred letters, many of them published for the first time . . . " Includes Index of Writers and Index of Recipients. Book weight approx. 790g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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VITA AND HAROLD : The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, Nicolson, Nigel (Edited by)
8 Nicolson, Nigel (Edited by) VITA AND HAROLD : The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1992 0297811827 / 9780297811824 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 452pp., plus 2 x 8 page, b/white, photographically illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Brown boards undamaged. Small, in-production spot to one page and adjoining illustration border, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly sunned on spine and section of rear panel. Harold and Vita wrote over twelve thousand letters to each other; Nigel Nicolson, their son, has selected five hundred of these . . . He introduces, links, and annotates them in a compelling book chronicling "the vagaries of this most intimate but turbulent of relationships - including Vita's now widely-known lesbian relationships with Violet Trefusis and Virginia Woolf . . . Witty, evocative and intense . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 960g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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THE DIARY OF PETR GINZ 1941-1942, Pressburger, Chava (Edited by)
9 Pressburger, Chava (Edited by) THE DIARY OF PETR GINZ 1941-1942
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Picador 2007 0330423401 / 9780330423403 First Australian Edition, 2nd Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo (large) 
xii, + 161pp., plus 16 page colour illustrated section at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain maroon boards undamaged. Leaves pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly creased only. Translated from the Czech by Elena Lappin. Foreword by Jonathan Safran Foer. "As a fourteen-year-old Jewish boy living in Prague in the early 1940s, Petr Ginz dutifully kept a diary that captured the increasingly precarious texture of daily life. Petr was killed in a gas chamber at Auschwitz at the age of sixteen, and his diaries - recently discovered in a Prague attic under extraordinary circumstances - now read as the prescient eyewitness account of a meticulous observer." Book weight approx. 555g. 
Price: 21.86 AUD
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THE ROYAL TOUR 1901, or the Cruise of H.M.S. Ophir : Being a Lower Deck Account of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's Voyage Around the British Empire, Price, Harry (Petty Officer)
10 Price, Harry (Petty Officer) THE ROYAL TOUR 1901, or the Cruise of H.M.S. Ophir : Being a Lower Deck Account of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's Voyage Around the British Empire
Devon, England Webb & Bower 1980 0906671108 / 9780906671108 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Unpaginated. Delightful colour art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Gilt insignia to front panel of undamaged blue boards. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased, sunned on spine (title clearly legible), mild foxing to reverse. " . . . a facsimile of Petty Officer Harry Price's handwritten and illustrated account of the cruise of HMS Ophir in 1901, when the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) toured almost the whole of the British Empire with the exeption of India . . . Harry wrote and illustrated his journal during the voyage, and produced a picture of the tour which has an immediate and spontaneous impact, far removed from the turgid official reports of the time. Apart from the journal itself the book includes a biographical note by Harry Price's son Jack, his naval papers and a portrait of himself in the tropical kit of the period." Book weight approx. 1.10 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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THE NEW GUINEA DIARIES OF PHILIP STRONG, 1936-1945, Strong, Philip [Edited By David Wetherell]
11 Strong, Philip [Edited By David Wetherell] THE NEW GUINEA DIARIES OF PHILIP STRONG, 1936-1945
South Melbourne, VIC, Australia Macmillan 1981 0333337220 / 9780333337226 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv, + 254pp., unpaginated b/white plates, plus five tipped-in maps. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly canted. Plain green boards very lightly bumped. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, plus minor colour loss on spine. Archbishop Philip Strong was the often unwilling witness to the tragedies that befell Papua New Guinea during the Second World War and the immediate aftermath. From the almost daily diary entries kept by Philip Strong, David Wetherell (while omitting some personal details and other non-relevant data) has compiled this moving volume . . . Contents include: Prelims., four 'parts', Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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DECCA : The Letters of Jessica Mitford, Sussman, Peter Y. (Edited by)
12 Sussman, Peter Y. (Edited by) DECCA : The Letters of Jessica Mitford
London Phoenix (Orion Books) 2007 0753822296 / 9780753822296 Reprint Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxi, + 744pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, fine reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Pele de Lappe) card wrapper very good+. From the front flap: "Of all the celebrated Mitford sisters, Nancy and Jessica were the most prolific letter-writers. But where Nancy's letters are renowned for their elegant wit and acerbic observation, Jessica's - no less sharp and witty - are remarkable, too, for the variety of her interests and correspondents . . . Decca nurtured, entertained and infuriated both friends and enemies - and her 'frenemies' - and delighted in sheer fun. Which makes her letters a total joy for anyone interested in . . . almost anything." Book weight approx. 960g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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DECCA : The Letters of Jessica Mitford, Sussman, Peter Y. (Edited by)
13 Sussman, Peter Y. (Edited by) DECCA : The Letters of Jessica Mitford
London Phoenix (Orion Books) 2007 0753822296 / 9780753822296 Reprint Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxi, + 744pp., b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft vertical crease to small section of textblock. Illustrated (Pele de Lappe) card wrapper very good. From the front flap: "Of all the celebrated Mitford sisters, Nancy and Jessica were the most prolific letter-writers. But where Nancy's letters are renowned for their elegant wit and acerbic observation, Jessica's - no less sharp and witty - are remarkable, too, for the variety of her interests and correspondents . . . Decca nurtured, entertained and infuriated both friends and enemies - and her 'frenemies' - and delighted in sheer fun. Which makes her letters a total joy for anyone interested in . . . almost anything." Book weight approx. 960g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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SELECTED LETTERS OF OSCAR WILDE, Wilde, Oscar (Edited by Hart-Davis, Rupert)
14 Wilde, Oscar (Edited by Hart-Davis, Rupert) SELECTED LETTERS OF OSCAR WILDE
United Kingdom Oxford University Press 1979 0192812181 / 9780192812186 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 426pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, light corner crease to several. Illustrated (Photograph: Oscar Wilde, 1882, Sarony) card wrapper has minimal edgewear, blind indentations. The editor, Sir Rupert Hart-Davis, has selected over 250 letters of literary interest, and humour, and those which shed light on Wilde's life and work. His most important letter, known as 'De Profundis' and written to Lord Alfred Douglas, is given in its entirety . . . Contents include: Preface, Biographical Table, selected letters arranged chronologically and by place, Parts One-Nine: Oxford 1875-1878, through to Paris 1898-1900, Epilogue, Index of Recipients, General Index. Book weight approx. 490g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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15 Williams, Len (Edited By Keith Williams) LETTERS TO MOTHER FROM A WWII RAAF PILOT
Cremorne, NSW, Australia Keith Williams 1990 0646000373 / 9780646000374 First Edition Softcover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxii, + 175pp., area maps, and candid (mostly contemporary) b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (letter writer's portrait) card wrapper edgeworn and mildly creased. A series of 'letters home' to his family by RAAF No. 403246 Sergeant Pilot Leonard Stanley Williams, from April 1941, when he was at the Embarkation Depot at Pearce, Western Australia, training schools in Southern Rhodesia, and South Africa, on to England, and Scotland...On 6 August, 1942, Len's aircraft, on which he was second pilot, failed to return from anti-submarine patrol over the North Sea... "LEST WE FORGET". Book weight approx. 370g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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