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EYES OF TENDERNESS, Rice, Helen Steiner (Compiled By Virginia J. Ruehlmann)
101 Rice, Helen Steiner (Compiled By Virginia J. Ruehlmann) EYES OF TENDERNESS
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. Fleming H Revell (Baker Book) 1998 0800717376 / 9780800717377 First Thus, 2nd Impression Hardcover (Original Cloth) Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall John A. Ruthven 
95pp., colour-art illustrated throughout, all by noted artist-naturalist John A. Ruthven, mostly on verso pages. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles over undamaged green cloth boards. Undamaged art illustration laid-in on front panel. Leaves pristine. No dustjacket. Inspirational Christian poetry featuring the seasons, and the animals and birds which interact with them . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 7 chapters. Book weight approx. 450g. 
Price: 14.48 AUD
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102 Rich, Adrienne. [Selected/Edited by] Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi, et. al. ADRIENNE RICH'S POETRY AND PROSE
New York W.W.Norton & Co. 1993 0393961478 / 9780393961478 Revised /3rd Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 434pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Author-portrait card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Originally published as 'Adrienne Rich's Poetry', 1975. The editors of this collection have chosen selections intended to give the reader a clear sense of Rich's evolution and accomplishment. Numerous contents include: Prelims., Poems, Prose, Reviews and Criticism, Adrienne Rich-A Chronology, Selected Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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THE CELTIC HEART: An Anthology of Prayers and Poems in the Celtic Tradition, Robson, Pat
103 Robson, Pat THE CELTIC HEART: An Anthology of Prayers and Poems in the Celtic Tradition
London Fount/HarperCollinsReligious 1998 0006281109 / 9780006281108 First Edition, Second Impression Hardcover Very Good + 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
xviii, + 229pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Matt-illustrated boards have short, shallow, in-production ridge to rear panel, otherwise very good. No dustjacket. Author Pat Robson, an Anglican priest in Cornwall, England, presents a beautiful collection of Celtic writings celebrating "the seasons of life: the wonder of creation, New Year, Easter, Harvest, the daily toil, being alone with God, baptism, marriage, family, reconciliation and peace . . . skilfully brings alive the language and images of Celtic tradition. It also outlines the history of Celtic Christianity, and gives short biographies of those who influenced the growth of Celtic spirituality, from St Anthony to King Arthur . . . " Contents include: Sources and Acks., Intro., A Celtic land, Fire from the East, Conflict, A Celtic Anthology. Book weight approx. 370g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 22.56 AUD
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TIMELY RAIN : Selected Poetry of Chogyam Trungpa, Rome, David I. (Edited by)
104 Rome, David I. (Edited by) TIMELY RAIN : Selected Poetry of Chogyam Trungpa
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Shambhala Publications 1998 1570621748 / 9781570621741 First Impression Softcover Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
xxv, + 212pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Flower calligraphy by Chogyam Trungpa) card wrapper has very small, soft crease to front panel. A stand-alone volume in the Shambhala Centaur Editions. Foreword by Allen Ginsberg. "Newly selected from previously published and unpublished works, 'Timely Rain' is the definitive edition of poems and sacred songs of the renowned Tibetan meditation master . . . " Includes Afterword, Appendix, Index of First Lines. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was born in 1939, and died in 1987. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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105 Rose, Peter DONATELLO IN WANGARATTA. (Signed Copy)
Alexandria, NSW, Australia Hale & Iremonger 1998 0868066540 / 9780868066547 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
72pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Inscribed 'To ..., Best Wishes, 1999' and signed by author on title page, small mark to reverse of contents page, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. This, the third collection of poems by Peter Rose, "reveals a keen intelligence, a delight in language, a heightened awareness of life's surprising gifts and irredeemable losses, a contemporary and cosmopolitan sensibility . . . " Numerous entries open with 'Greening', and close with 'Twenty Fingers'. Book weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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INLAND : Poems by David Rowbotham, Rowbotham, David
106 Rowbotham, David INLAND : Poems by David Rowbotham
Sydney, NSW, Australia Angus & Robertson 1958 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 39pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Text-block clean and unmarked. Plain cerise boards undamaged. Art-design illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and abraded, price-clipped, with a short closed tear, and light soiling on plain, rear panel. A second book of verse from Queensland poet, David Rowbotham. Most of the poetry in this volume has been previously published in newspapers, periodicals, and elsewhere. Opening poem is 'Below Capricorn', the closing poem being 'The Railway Line'. Book weight approx. 205g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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DRIFTWOOD, Rowe, Cynthia
107 Rowe, Cynthia DRIFTWOOD
Port Adelaide, South Australia Ginnenderra Press 2010 1740276523 / 9781740276528 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
87pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Photographically-illustrated (driftwood in situ) card wrapper minimally bumped only. Text-block unmarked. This title is the first book of poetry by this previously published author. The poetry has been previously published in various forms of media - journals, print, and electronic. Inspired by the Japanese styles of poetry, this eclectic collection features the forms of haiku, senryu, tanka, and haibun. Contents include: Prelims., four 'parts'. Book weight approx. 165g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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PAYSAGES LEGENDAIRES (Signed Limited Edition), Russell, Peter
108 Russell, Peter PAYSAGES LEGENDAIRES (Signed Limited Edition)
London Enitharmon Press 1971 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + Limited Number Edition 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author/Poet
(vi) + 42pp. Book clean and square. Green, quarter faux-leather spine, bright gilt title there-on. Plain green boards. Text-block top edge bright gilt. Leaves clean. Hand-numbered (18/60), specially bound edition (of 60), this copy signed in a firm hand, by the author, on rear leaf. Damaged, removable, clear celophane wrapper. Introduction by Richard Burns leads the reader into Peter Russell's work 'Paysages Legendaires', which he wrote between 1967 and 1968, in Venice and Padua. Never a mainstream poet, he was born 16 September, 1921, at Bristol, England, and died on 22 January, 2003, in Italy, where he lived for many years. Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 77.08 AUD
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QUIVER'S CHOICE, Sagittarius
109 Sagittarius QUIVER'S CHOICE
London Jonathan Cape 1945 First Edition Original Cloth Hardcover + D/J Fair+ Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
296pp., book square, slightly bumped, frayed. Small areas of colour stripped from head and foot of front cover cloth. Leaves are very mildly uniformly tanned [War economy standard material], else clean. Art illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket obviously edgeworn, thumb-nail size pieces missing, closed tears; Splash spots and sunning on plain rear panel. Most of these verses have been previously published in a variety of periodicals. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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FROM OASIS INTO ITALY : War Poems and Diaries from Africa and Italy, 1940-1946, Selwyn, Victor, Davin, Dan, et al (Editors)
110 Selwyn, Victor, Davin, Dan, et al (Editors) FROM OASIS INTO ITALY : War Poems and Diaries from Africa and Italy, 1940-1946
London Shepheard-Walwyn 1983 085683064x / 9780856830648 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxvi, + 267pp., plus 1 x 4 page colour-art illustrated section, b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper edge-rubbed, and softly creased. Editors: Victor Selwyn, Dan Davin, Erik de Mauny, Ian Fletcher. Advisors: Field Marshall Lord Carver, General Sir John Hackett. Contents include: Two contemporary cartoons by JON, An Appreciation by Field Marshall Carver, Acks., The Salamander Oasis Trust and Friends, Foreword by General Sir John Hackett, In Memory, Introduction, numerous poems and diaries, Historical Background, Maps, Biographies. Book weight approx. 390g. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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111 Seton-Williams, M.V. EGYPTIAN POEMS
Braunton, Devon, U.K. Merlin Books 1987 0863033431 / 9780863033438 First Edition Softcover Booklet Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall By Other
40pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. An indecipherable, signed/dated inscription on title page, otherwise leaves clean, but acidic. Printed card wrapper [author portrait rear] lightly edgeworn, bumped, and indented. The Melbourne, Australia-born author is a field archaeologist and Egyptologist, having excavated in Sinai, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Turkey and Cyprus. He is also a dab hand with a poet's pen . . . Booklet weight approx. 80g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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THE MOMENT MADE MARVELLOUS: A Celebration of UQP Poetry, Shapcott, Thomas [Edited by]
112 Shapcott, Thomas [Edited by] THE MOMENT MADE MARVELLOUS: A Celebration of UQP Poetry
St. Lucia, Queensland University of Queensland Press 1998 070223012X / 9780702230127 1st Thus Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvi, + 335pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit tanned. Art-illustrated [Peter Sheehan] card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. An anthology by 71 poets, of over 160 poems selected from a period of approximately 50 years, which is basically the second half on the twentieth century. Book weight approx. 390g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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THE ESDAILE NOTEBOOK: A Book Of Early Poems, Shelley, Percy Bysshe
113 Shelley, Percy Bysshe THE ESDAILE NOTEBOOK: A Book Of Early Poems
London Faber & Faber 1964 1st. British Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii + 378pp. B/white illustrations and map. Book clean, very slightly warped. Plain blue cloth boards. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Minor foxing flecks to foredge, else leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has some minor staining, nipped at folds. Held privately by Shelley's descendants, only 14 of 57 poems in this collection have previously been printed. A detailed foreword explains how the manuscript notebook was obtained. Weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 19.74 AUD
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MOUNTAIN TIME : Australian Poems and Songs, Simmons, A.G.
114 Simmons, A.G. MOUNTAIN TIME : Australian Poems and Songs
Merrijig, Victoria, Australia Merrijig Publications 1996 0646275534 / 9780646275536 First Edition Softcover Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
80pp., intext, b/white halftone illustrations (various sources) throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Textblock pristine. *Note: On page 18, forming part of the poem, "The Wonnagatta Murders", is a tipped-in text line missing from the printed page. Illustrated card wrapper surface scuffed and abraded, particularly so on background areas of rear wrap. In a tribute to the pioneering bush characters and spirit of Australia, both past and present, Alan Simmons has composed twenty-eight poems and six songs which express his deep love and connection to the mountain country around Merrijig, Victoria, where he lives. Book weight approx. 360g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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POEMS, Slessor, Kenneth
115 Slessor, Kenneth POEMS
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Angus and Robertson 1957 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(x), + 116pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bumped on head and heel. Plain yellow boards very good. Text-block trivially flecked and tanned. No dustjacket. First published in this form in 1944, subsequently reprinted in 1947 and 1951. This second edition published in 1957. Original publications began with 'Earth-Visitors', Fanfrolico, London, 1926. The numerous entries in this book of poetry by Australian poet Kenneth Slessor (1901-1971) were composed between 1919 and 1947. Contents include: Prelims., Opening Poem-'Earth-Visitors', closing poem-'Beach Burial', Index to First Lines. Book weight approx. 290g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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A RAINBOW OF VERSE.   (Signed Copy), Smith, Eleanor
116 Smith, Eleanor A RAINBOW OF VERSE. (Signed Copy)
Victoria, Australia Author (Eleanor Smith) 1977 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
116pp. Side-stapled softcover. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Poet/author's signature to title page, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Gwenda E. Smith) card wrapper near fine. Contents include: About the Author, numerous poems under various 'subject sections': Backward Glances, Nature's Walkabout, Stuff & Nonsense, Things Homely, On the Waves of Life, Little Ones Wonder, and Friendly Creatures. Eleanor Smith was born at Lindenow, Victoria in 1893, and grew up on the land in Gippsland . . . " Book weight approx. 155g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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MUSES IN EXILE : An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry, Sonam, Bhuchung D. (Edited with an Introduction by)
117 Sonam, Bhuchung D. (Edited with an Introduction by) MUSES IN EXILE : An Anthology of Tibetan Poetry
New Delhi Paljor Publications 2004 8186230483 / 9788186230480 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii, + 196pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small edge nick to one page. Art-illustrated (Sonam Dhondup) card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "For the first time, the voices of Tibet's diaspora find expression in an anthology of poetry composed in English . . . Of the thirty writers published here, some have already died young. One at home in Tibet; others in Alaska, Toronto, New Delhi and in the mecca of their exile - Dharamshala. However far flung their lives, the longing for a homeland, the emigre's estrangement, is expressed here in unison to a variety of literary tunes . . . " Book weight approx. 245g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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POEMS OF LOVE & OTHER THINGS, Stevens, Jaye
118 Stevens, Jaye POEMS OF LOVE & OTHER THINGS
Mordialloc, Victoria, Australia Privately [author] 1982 First Edition Staplebound Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Author 
52pp., intext, b/w, naive sketch illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Staples firm. Oblique pen-mark and the comment 'No longer available' through purchase information on colophon page, otherwise leaves clean. Monochrome-illustrated card wrapper lightly scuffed and fingermarked on rear, else trivial edgewear. "Apart from poems about love or lost love, Jaye Stevens poetry ranges across many areas. She expresses herself equally well in such matters as conservation, the futility of war, drugs, the beauty of nature, and our late 20th century lifestyle . . . " Numerous poems, from 'Don't pick on the whale', Lady Smack, Stranger in disguise, and Together, through 'Strangers then but lovers now' and Shoot out. Book weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.79 AUD
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WINTER DRIVING : Poems by Jennifer Strauss  (Signed Copy), Strauss, Jennifer
119 Strauss, Jennifer WINTER DRIVING : Poems by Jennifer Strauss (Signed Copy)
Carlton South Vic, Australia Sisters Publishing 1981 0908207328 / 9780908207329 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author/Poet
47pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Signed by poet Jennifer Strauss on title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Printed card wrapper undamaged. Contents include: Foreword, Author's Note, Poems (under sections Prelude and Theme), commencing with 'Highway One', and closing with 'Son and Mother'. Book weight approx. 75g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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DANCING IN THE WIND : Poetry and Art of the British Isles, Sullivan, Charles (Edited by)
120 Sullivan, Charles (Edited by) DANCING IN THE WIND : Poetry and Art of the British Isles
New York Harry N Abrams 2002 0810905604 / 9780810905603 First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 
144pp., colour and b/white art and photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain green boards near fine. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Front panel: 'The Day Dream -detail- Rossetti, 1880; Rear panel: 'Mount's Bay and Tolcarne from Trewidden Farm Footpath with Althea and Her Mother'- detail- Norman Garstin, c. 1898), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly surface scuffed only, original price-sticker to lower rear panel. "In this volume, works of poets and artists are paired according to themes: Shakespeare and William Blake on kingship, W.B.Yeats and Paula Rego on childhood, Carol Ann Duffy and R.B. Kitaj on being foreign, Seamus Heaney and Richard Hamilton on military power . . . Charles Sullivan has assembled a montage of words and pictures that presents the British Isles and their inhabitants from differing viewpoints and relates the histories, interactions, and cultures of the complex people who have become known as the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh." Book weight approx. 1.02 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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