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THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN, (Adapted By William Cowper)
1 (Adapted By William Cowper) THE DIVERTING HISTORY OF JOHN GILPIN
London Longmans, Green & Co. First Thus Hardcover [decorated cloth] Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall H. Fitz-Cook 
No publication date (c. 1870-1880). Unpaginated (48 pages). Illustrated throughout (recto pages, verso blank): Engravings by J.C. Whymper from the illustrations of H.Fitz-Cook. Book clean and square. Bevelled edges, bright gilt title and decoration, blindstamp borders over original dark green cloth. Minimal edgewear and foredge corner fraying. Dark brown endpapers. All textblock edges bright gilt. 'With compliments' inscription, initialled 'D.J.M', together with original seller's stamp and print offset on front fly sheet. Noticeable foxing splotches throughout. Text in red, throughout. Humorous verse tells the story of linen draper John Gilpin, who, on his anniversary holiday, is beset with misadventure from the beginning . . . Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 30.77 AUD
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WORD UP, (Contributors)
2 (Contributors) WORD UP
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia ABC Books 1991 0733301517 / 9780733301513 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
47pp., duo-tone photographic and art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn and indented. "Word Up was a competition run by Triple J, which invited entries of prose, poetry, rap, rhyme and rave from young writers all over Australia. The best of the entries were performed and produced for radio and then broadcast. A selection of these young writers' works is included in this anthology . . . " Book weight approx. 140g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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AUSTRALIAN BUSH BALLADS and Other Verse, (Various)
3 (Various) AUSTRALIAN BUSH BALLADS and Other Verse
Australia Axiom Publishing 1998 1864760095 / 9781864760095 First Edition Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
96pp., colour art illustrations throughout by Della Hodgett. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Jan Gallehawk), flapped card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "Australian Bush Ballads and Poems from the pens of some of Australia's best-loved colonial writers including: Mary Fullerton ('E'), Adam Lindsay Gordon, Henry Lawson, 'Breaker' Morant, A.B.Patterson and many others . . . " Poems open with 'Australia' (Dowell O'Reilly), and close with 'Bowyang's Bridge' (C.J.Dennis). Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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4 Ackland, Joan [ed.] THE WHIRLING SPINDLE: An Anthology of Poetry By Women. (Signed Copy)
Melbourne, VIC, Australia National Council of Women of Victoria 1992 0959930116 / 9780959930115 First Edition Cloth Hardcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed
x + 173pp. Book negligibly canted. Spine firm. Small spot and fingermarks on rear cover. No dust jacket. Inscription signed by editor on title-page, signed by four contributors on ffep, else leaves clean. Published in celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the Council. A short biography on each contributor at rear of book. Numerous entries, some having been previously published. Weight approx. 470gms. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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THE LEGEND OF TE TUNA, Adams, Richard
5 Adams, Richard THE LEGEND OF TE TUNA
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1986 0283993936 / 9780283993930 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
71pp., double-page, colour art plates, and b/white illustrations, by Ul de Rico. Book clean, square. Black boards lightly bumped at head. Leaves clean, negligibly browned at top edge. Art-illustrated (Ul de Rico), loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. Fascinated by the Polynesian legend of Hina, the beautiful goddess of the sky; Maui, the half-human, half-divine trickster-hero; and the feared Te Tuna, terrible giant eel of the ocean depths, author Richard Adams wrote this narrative poem which retells the greatest of South Sea Legends . . . Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE GOLDEN BIRD : New and Selected Poems, Adamson, Robert
6 Adamson, Robert THE GOLDEN BIRD : New and Selected Poems
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Black Inc 2008 186395287X / 9781863952873 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 306pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn. "'The Golden Bird' brings together the best of Robert Adamson's work from the last four decades, as well as many superb new poems. Selected and arranged by the author, it provides an accessible introduction to Australia's foremost lyric poet and an insight into the recurring themes that have shaped his remarkable body of work." Book weight approx. 345g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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A CHILDHOOD ON WONGA: A Past Reflection in Verse of a Childhood on the 'Wonga' , the Ancient Aboriginal Dreaming Place Along the Yarra.    (Signed Copy), Adnam, Chris
7 Adnam, Chris A CHILDHOOD ON WONGA: A Past Reflection in Verse of a Childhood on the 'Wonga' , the Ancient Aboriginal Dreaming Place Along the Yarra. (Signed Copy)
Australia Commodore Press 0646109618 / 9780646109619 First Edition Stiff Card Paperback Very Good Large 8vo Signed by Author
No publication date [circa 1992], 88pp., b/w halftone illustrations, sketches and line drawings throughout. Book square, leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has short crease, dent and bumped corners, else good. Signed on title page by author, who has resided in the area from birth. This book of verse is a respectful testimony to the 'Wonga' Aboriginals who hunted and performed ceremonies in the area for the last 30,000 years. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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WAY OF ALL THE EARTH (Translated by D.M.Thomas), Akhmatova, Anna
8 Akhmatova, Anna WAY OF ALL THE EARTH (Translated by D.M.Thomas)
London Secker & Warburg 1979 First Thus Original Cloth Hardcover Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
95pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped, original brown cloth. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, lightly edgeworn and scuffed, random splotches on flaps, plus a price label on front flap. Translated from the Russian by D.M. Thomas. Primary text used was the two-volume 'Akhmatova: Sochineniya' (Inter-Language Literary Associates, Second Ed., 1967-68), edited by G.P.Struve, et al. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., From: Evening, Rosary, White Flock, Plantain, Anno Domini, Reed, Seventh Book, more. Anna Akhmatova was born in 1889, and died in 1966. Book weight approx. 246g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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LIGHT AND SHADOW ALONG A GREAT ROAD: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry, Alley, Rewi (Compiled and Translated by)
9 Alley, Rewi (Compiled and Translated by) LIGHT AND SHADOW ALONG A GREAT ROAD: An Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry
Beijing, China New World Press 1984 1st Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
403pp. Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth spine, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Attached ribbon bookmark. Art-illustrated (Sun Chengwu), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and soiled. The compiler/translator Rewi Alley has been a resident of China for over fifty years, and has developed a vast understanding of modern Chinese poets. This anthology includes 434 modern poems, representing the works of 384 different Chinese poets . . . Contents include: Foreword (He Jingzhi), Translator's Preface, Poems. Book weight approx. 560g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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SUNBATHE IN MOONLIGHT : Poetry, Prose, Low Level Flowery Language, Occasional Rhyme and Yes, Sexual Themes, Ariston, Michael (Written and Recommended by)
10 Ariston, Michael (Written and Recommended by) SUNBATHE IN MOONLIGHT : Poetry, Prose, Low Level Flowery Language, Occasional Rhyme and Yes, Sexual Themes
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Self-Published By Author (Michael Ariston) 2001 0646416200 / 9780646416205 First Edition Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
128pp., brown text, brown/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper 'as new'. Michael self-published and marketed his first collection of writings, 'Junkyard Bloom' in 1997. The works in this volume were written between 1997 and 2000 . . . MA 15+ rating. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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OUT OF THE HOWLING STORM: The New Chinese Poetry, Barnstone, Tony (Edited by)
11 Barnstone, Tony (Edited by) OUT OF THE HOWLING STORM: The New Chinese Poetry
United States University Press of New England 1993 0819512109 / 9780819512109 First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxii, + 155pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper near fine. A representative sample of more than a dozen poets; from a new generation which flourished in China from the Beijing Spring of 1979 until the student uprisings of 1989, and beyond, who disguised political protest and social comment in 'shadowy images and metaphor', earning them the name 'Misty Poets'. Many now live in exile in the West . . . Contents include: Acks., Translation as Forgery: Comments from the Editor, Biog. Notes, Introduction: Chinese Poetry Through the Looking Glass. The Misty Poets: (all translated into English) Poems by Bei Dao, Yang Lian, Shu Ting, Jiang He, Gu Cheng, Duo Duo, Mang Ke. The Post-Misty Poets: Chou Ping, Xi Chuan, Zhang Zhen, Tang Yaping, Fei Ye, Bei Ling, Ha Jin. Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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POETIC POTPOURRI, Bauer, Claire
12 Bauer, Claire POETIC POTPOURRI
New York Vantage Press 1991 0533087554 / 9780533087556 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xv., + 132pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over square, undamaged spine. Plain red boards and text-block pristine. Printed (author portrait on rear panel), loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially bumped only. This collection of witty, clever and diverse poetry was written by Claire Bauer in the decade between 1981 and publication. Social poems, poems about sex, politics, history, others maybe a little risque . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Author's Clause, the poems, commencing with 'Reluctantly the Summer Yields', and closing with 'Last But Not Least: The Phillip Adams Encounter . . . ' Book weight approx. 340g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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ON INTIMATE TERMS : Verse Touching Life and the Land  (Signed Copy), Betheras, Mark
13 Betheras, Mark ON INTIMATE TERMS : Verse Touching Life and the Land (Signed Copy)
Laurieton, NSW, Australia Author (Produced by Parker Pattinson Publishing) 2007 0646468871 / 9780646468877 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
185pp., several b/white halftone plate illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated gloss card wrapper minimally splayed only. A short personal inscription, signed and dated ('07) by author on title page, else textblock pristine. Mark Betheras shares his love of the land, special people and life itself via his free verse, elegy, ode and verse poetry. Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, Categories: Land/Love/Life. Note: Text contains one contribution by Will Betheras titled 'My Special Place'. Book weight approx. 240g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 37.60 AUD
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THE BEST AUSTRALIAN POETRY 2006, Beveridge, Judith (Guest Editor)
14 Beveridge, Judith (Guest Editor) THE BEST AUSTRALIAN POETRY 2006
St Lucia, Queensland, Australia University of Queensland Press 2006 0702235687 / 9780702235689 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii, + 143pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Spring/Fall II {detail}, Michael Zavros) card wrapper 'as new'. "In selecting the best 40 poems from Australia's literary journals, guest editor Judith Beveridge has searched for poems in which poets have won a battle with language - poems that enact 'a serious showdown between the word and the poet'. Passionate, vigorous, and filled with visitations and mysterious narratives . . . " Contents include: Foreword by Bronwyn Lea and Martin Duwell, Introduction by Judith Beveridge, Poems, Contributor's Notes, Journals Where the Poems First Appeared, Acks. Book weight approx. 165g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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JOURNEYING. WEDROWANIE. Selected Poems, Bielicki, Judith
15 Bielicki, Judith JOURNEYING. WEDROWANIE. Selected Poems
Rosanna, Victoria, Australia Pleasant House Publications 1997 064631985x / 9780646319858 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
71pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft corner crease to last page. Illustrated card wrapper has corresponding corner crease to rear panel. Translations by Stefan Mrowinski. A selection of poems by Australian-born Judith Bielicki, who "considers herself very fortunate to be married to a Pole, and, through him, to have been given the opportunity to embrace the richness of Polish culture . . . " Numerous poems, both in English and Polish, commence with 'Show Me Your Poland' and conclude with 'Day's End'. Book weight approx. 140g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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AUSTRALIAN VERSE FOR THE YOUNG : With Glimpses of Yesteryear, Bindi-Bindi
16 Bindi-Bindi AUSTRALIAN VERSE FOR THE YOUNG : With Glimpses of Yesteryear
Oakey, Queensland, Australia Bindi-Bindi Publishing 0646401726 / 9780646401720 Reprint Hardcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Lynne Wilson 
56pp., delightful colour-art illustrations throughout by Lynne Wilson. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated gloss boards have several minor indentations to rear panel. First printed in 2000, this edition being reprint number 6. The authors have endeavoured to present some primary lessons in an enjoyable way, and to give children a glimpse at the Australia of yesteryear, using Australian fauna as the principal characters. Contents include: At The Beach. The Bush Gymnasium, The Tennis Match of Snake Gully, Little Bilby, Sylvester Seagull, The Aussie Barbecue, The Apostle Birds, The Kakadu Bush Band, Danny Dolphin, The Cassowary, Glossary. Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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BEHIND MY EYES. Poems, Breen, B.A.
17 Breen, B.A. BEHIND MY EYES. Poems
Carlton, Vic, Australia Melbourne University Press (assisted by Commonwealth Literary Fund) 1968 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 62pp., tinted endpapers. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain blue, original cloth boards very good. Trivial textblock edge flecks, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected heavy paper dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with some dampstaining on reverse. From the jacket flap: "This collection is the first by a young poet, Barry Breen, bringing together forty-three poems written over a two-year period." Most of these poems by Barry Breen (b. 1938) have been published in other forums (newspapers, magazines, journals, etc.) in Australia. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., five 'parts' (Part 5 consists of the 1967 Poetry Magazine award-winning 'Fragments of O'Flaherty' series). Book weight approx. 268g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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DI SERAMBI. ON THE VERANDAH. : A Bilingual Anthology of Modern Indonesian Poetry, Brown, Iem and Davis, Joan (Edited and Translated by)
18 Brown, Iem and Davis, Joan (Edited and Translated by) DI SERAMBI. ON THE VERANDAH. : A Bilingual Anthology of Modern Indonesian Poetry
Cambridge, United Kingdom Cambridge University Press 1995 052147714x / 9780521477147 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 149pp., b/white map, plus small, halftone, poet portrait illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Small, previous bookseller's sticker affixed to inside front cover. Art-illustrated (Indonesia, Java, Pekalongan. Kain Sarong, detail, early 20th century) card wrapper nominally edgeworn. " . . . brings together the work of twelve contemporary Indonesian poets. Over forty poems are presented in both Indonesian and English, together with notes on linguistic and cultural references, and a brief biography of each contributor. The poems have been selected to offer a range of chronological, thematic, and stylistic perspectives on Indonesian poetry . . . " Book weight approx. 330g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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19 Buchanan, Robert IDYLS AND LEGENDS OF INVERBURN
London Alexander Strahan 1865 First Edition Original Cloth Hardcover Good+ 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
206pp., plus 16 page publisher's promotional section at rear. Book square. Spine firm. Bright gilt title and border decoration. A substance [clear glue] splashed on, and adhered to, front board, else minor bumps and abrading to corners. Front inner hinge just starting, original binder's sticker [Burn of Kirby St.] affixed to rear pastedown, untrimmed text-block, with minimal random flecks. Contents include: Preamble, Willie Baird-A Winter Idyl, Lord Ronald's Wife, Poet Andrew, White Lily of Wear-Dale Head, English Huswife's Gossip, Faery Foster-Mother, Two Babes, Green Gnome, Legend of The Step-Mother, Widow Mysie-An Idyl of Love and Whisky, Minister and The Elfin, Legend Of The Little Fay, Village Voices. Book weight approx. 310g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 34.78 AUD
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20 Buckley, Vincent LATE WINTER CHILD
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Oxford University Press 1979 0195542304 / 9780195542301 First Edition Softcover Very Good Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
38pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Plain card wraps. Spine-attached, grey-pressings, printed wrapper very lightly flecked, and mildly bumped. Having previously published four collections of poetry, Vincent Buckley, born 1925, has written 'Late Winter Child' as a poetic sequence in which he expresses various aspects of his second marriage, and paternity in middle-age, in a variety of lyric forms. The poems progress from his first reactions to a new life, through different stages of his wife's pregnancy, to the birth of his daughter, and to subsequent reflections . . . Book weight approx. 100g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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