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THE THOUGHTS OF A BUSH POET (Signed Copy), Sullivan, Fred
121 Sullivan, Fred THE THOUGHTS OF A BUSH POET (Signed Copy)
Stratford, Victoria, Australia High Country Publishing 1991 0646038745 / 9780646038742 First Edition Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
52pp., b/white author portrait, several other halftone plates of author, plus b/white sketch-art throughout by Joanne Sullivan. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples clean and tight (no rust). Sketch-art illustrated card wrapper creased on a lower foredge corner, else lightly shelfworn only. Signed and dated by author on frontis, else textblock unmarked. A collection of Australian bush poetry and short stories from the pen of Fred Sullivan. Book weight approx. 145g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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122 Tarchin, Karma GROWTH AND UNFOLDING: Our Human Birthright
Nelson, New Zealand Sphere Publications 1985 0908740018 / 9780908740017 1st Thus Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
160pp., intext sketch-art throughout by Barry Sharplin. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Sharplin) card wrapper lightly edgeworn, scuffed, bumped and soiled. " . . . combines poetry and vision with clear instruction and good down-to-earth common sense . . . " Contents include: Vision, Question, Mountain & Tree, Rain, Sunshine, Universe, Appendices. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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AGAINST ALL HAZARDS : Poems of the Peninsular War, Turner, Harry
123 Turner, Harry AGAINST ALL HAZARDS : Poems of the Peninsular War
Staplehurst, Kent, U.K. Spellmount Limited 2001 186227133x / 9781862271333 First Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xix, + 115pp., b/white line-drawn map, and art-illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain red boards undamaged. Minor water damage to several rear plain leaves. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Displaying unashamed patriotism, this book of poems recalls British victories in the Iberian Peninsula, and illustrates the deprivations and bravery of the soldiers who fought in the most savage and bloody battles of the nineteenth century . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Map, Note, Poems. Book weight approx. 395g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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NEW HORIZONS : A Unique Collection of Contemporary Australian Poetry, Various. Pointon, Marita (Editor)
124 Various. Pointon, Marita (Editor) NEW HORIZONS : A Unique Collection of Contemporary Australian Poetry
Queensland, Australia Writers World 1991 1875583017 / 9781875583010 First Edition Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
256pp., small b/white photographic illustrations of the individual poets, plus b/white line drawn illustrations by Marita Pointon, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, slight tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, several small creases. "This collection of poetry is gathered from all around Australia. The poems are written by people of all ages. The poetry is topical and typical of today, and covers a wide range of subjects. There is a poem for everyone in this anthology!" Over 730 poems. Book weight approx. 280g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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KATH WALKER IN CHINA (Dual Text), Walker, Kath (Oodgeroo Noonuccal)
125 Walker, Kath (Oodgeroo Noonuccal) KATH WALKER IN CHINA (Dual Text)
Milton, Queensland, et al The Jacaranda Press and International Culture Publishing Corporation 1988 0701619848 / 9780701619848 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
74pp., illustrated throughout: photographic colour plates (photos taken during author's visit to China during 1984), several monochrome sketch illustrations, plus a route map of China. Book clean and square. Plain, faux-leather (vinyl) boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Author portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Dual text (English and Chinese) throughout, with translation by Gu Zixin. Composed by Australian Aboriginal poet, artist, and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker) during a visit to China in 1984, this poetry collection, the first by an Aboriginal poet to be published in Chinese, was prepared in Australia and printed in China during 1988, but it was 1989 before the books arrived in Brisbane for distribution. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword (Manning Clark), Kath Walker, Poems, plus Kurrawong, Kabool, Yungun, Watgun, Girraman. Book weight approx. 290g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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MY PEOPLE: A Kath Walker Collection, Walker, Kath (Oodgeroo Noonuccal)
126 Walker, Kath (Oodgeroo Noonuccal) MY PEOPLE: A Kath Walker Collection
Milton, QLD, Australia The Jacaranda Press 1970 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(vi), + 96pp., intext, monochrome sketch-illlustrations throughout by Mollie Horseman. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain brown boards undamaged. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else textblock unmarked. Sketch-illustrated (Mollie Horseman), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, minimally edgeworn, with a small, faint, half-circular stain to top edge of front panel. This title is a collection of poetry from Kath Walker's first two books - 'We Are Going', and 'The Dawn is at Hand', together with new poetry, short stories and speeches . . . Contents include: Prelims., numerous entries beginning with: 'All One Race', and ending with 'Balance'. Born in Australia in 1920, later in her life Kath Walker reverted to her tribal name of Oodgeroo Noonoccal. She died in 1993. Book weight approx. 465g. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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127 Wearne, Alan THE LOVEMAKERS: Book Two. Money and Nothing
Sydney ABC Books 2004 0733313590 / 9780733313592 First Edition, 1st Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
398pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn. A Review Copy slip taped to inside front wrap. Following 'The Lovemakers Book One', published in 2001 to critical acclaim, and three major Australian literature awards, Book Two opens in the late 1970s, early 1980s: choices have been made, careers established-new tales now need to be told of Kevin the Heroin Czar, Stubbsy the Entrepreneur, Gibbo the Comedian, and Sophie, Hannah and Carrie-the determined women...Book weight approx. 580g. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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128 Welch, David SELECTED POEMS
Evanston, Illinois Northwest University Press 1995 0810150409 / 9780810150409 Stiff Card Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
330pp., book square, spine firm, laeves clean, small marks on edges. Stiff card wrapper has mild edgewear to foredge, small bruise lower same, else good. A selection of poems spanning Weiss's career, presenting poems from his numerous books. Contents include works from 'The Catch' [1951], 'Outlanders' [1960], 'Gunsight' [1962], 'The Medium' [1965], 'Last Day and the First' [1968], 'Pasternak & Ivanov' [1968-77], 'World Before Us' [1970], 'Fireweeds' [1976], 'Views and Spectacles' [1979], 'Recoveries' [1982], 'A Slow Fuse' [1984], 'From Princeton One Autumn Afternoon' [1987]. Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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SURVIVAL: A Selection of Short Stories and Poems, Whelan, Peter
129 Whelan, Peter SURVIVAL: A Selection of Short Stories and Poems
Softcover (Staplebound) Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date (c. 1990s?). 76pp., b/white sketch-art throughout by Andrew Fletcher. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format clean and tight. Staples clean. Leaves unmarked. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Totally devoid of any publishing details, the contents of this booklet of poems and short stories include: Just a Helping Hand, About Noah Hook, The Slicer, A Selection of Poems, Circles, The Last Santa Claus, Three's a Crowd. Booklet weight approx. 100g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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130 white, John THE WATTLE AND THE ROWAN
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Privately Published 1956 First Edition Staplebound Softcover Very Good Limited Edition 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
49pp., book clean, square. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Minor marks on printed wrapper, cloth backstrip faded. Edition limited to 500 copies. Foreword, numerous poetic entries, including: A dream, Dawn at Gilwell, Homage, Melbourne summer, The Rowan and the wattle, Through a hospital window, Thoughts at sunset, When you are away, and many more. 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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NOISE AND SMOKY BREATH : An Illustrated Anthology of Glasgow Poems, 1900-1983, Whyte, Hamish (Edited by)
131 Whyte, Hamish (Edited by) NOISE AND SMOKY BREATH : An Illustrated Anthology of Glasgow Poems, 1900-1983
Glasgow, Scotland Third Eye Center 1983 0906474272 / 9780906474273 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
176pp., plus 14 pages of colour and b/white art and photographic illustrations (including two fold-outs), b/white illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Silver title to front panel of slightly bowed green boards. Personal inscription on ffep. (from 'John'), a few tiny spots to title page, else leaves clean, with a corner crease to both fold-outs. Art-illustrated (Front cover: 'Cowcaddens 1950', detail, Alasdair Gray; Back cover: 'Grovepark Street', Tom Macdonald), loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased, minor indentations, and several faint spots to reverse (inner) surface). From the rear panel: " 'Noise and Smoky Breath', the first anthology of poems about Glasgow, portrays in text and visual images the changing face of Glasgow this century through the response of poets, artists and photographers to the city and its people . . . " Contents include: 'Glasgow', Alexander Smith, 1857, Introduction (Hamish Whyte), Glasgow through Artists' Eyes, Cordelia Oliver, numerous poems, commencing with 'Exhibition Ode, No. III', Middlemass Brown, 1901 and closing with 'Song for Glasgow', Alasdair Robertson, 1983, Notes, Glossary, Index of Poets, Further Reading, Acks. Book weight approx. 535g. 
Price: 39.48 AUD
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PAINTING & POETRY : Turner's 'Verse Book' and His Work of 1804-1812, Wilton, Andrew, with Transcriptions By Rosalind Mallord Turner
132 Wilton, Andrew, with Transcriptions By Rosalind Mallord Turner PAINTING & POETRY : Turner's 'Verse Book' and His Work of 1804-1812
Millbank, London Tate Gallery Publications 1990 1854370456 / 9781854370457 First Edition. Softcover Very Good + 
181pp., illustrated with colour and b/white art (Turner). Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('The Garreteer's Petition', Turner, c. 1808) card wrapper mildly edge-rubbed only. Artist Joseph Mallord William Turner's efforts as a poet "attracted ridicule from the beginning, and have consequently never been accorded the attention they deserve as a key to his mind and creative processes. Now Andrew Wildon re-examines Turner's relation to poetry, arguing that his shortcomings as a versifier were due more to dyslexia than to defective education . . . This valuable contribution to Turner studies also contains the most comprehensive transcriptions ever attempted of Turner's draft poetry in the period in which he was most prolific as a writer, between 1804 and 1812, and the years immediately before and after." Book weight approx. 850g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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COLLECTED POEMS, Wyatt, Sir Thomas
133 Wyatt, Sir Thomas COLLECTED POEMS
London Oxford University Press 1975 0192541676 / 9780192541673 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxix, + 255pp. Book clean, square. Bright gilt title over undamaged spine. Original plain blue cloth boards pristine. Ditto textblock. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with a short closed tear and crease. From the jacket flap: "This new edition of the poems of Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542) presents an accurate and intelligible text, with annotation which today's general reader needs. The text is entirely re-edited and modernized . . . " Book weight approx. 490g. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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A POCKETFUL OF RHYME : Poet's Playtime. Imagination for a New Generation, Young Writers (Edited by)
134 Young Writers (Edited by) A POCKETFUL OF RHYME : Poet's Playtime. Imagination for a New Generation
Peterborough, Great Britain Young Writers 2006 1846024099 / 9781846024092 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
558pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, red title there-on. Plain tan boards have a mild bump to lower foredge corners. Attached ribbon bookmark. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and scuffed. The final collection form the Young Writers 2006 Poetry Competition for 7-11 year olds. Each poem has been selected from a wealth of 'A Pocketful of Rhyme' entries before ultimately being published in this, the fourteenth primary school poetry series . . . Contents include: Foreword, A-Z of Schools, A-Z of Authors, The Poems, numerous contributions commencing with 'The Advertising Devil', and closing with 'The Night Sky'. Book weight approx. 1.28 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 41.36 AUD
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28 PORTUGUESE POETS: A Bilingual Anthology (Portuguese/English), Zenith, Richard (Edited by)
135 Zenith, Richard (Edited by) 28 PORTUGUESE POETS: A Bilingual Anthology (Portuguese/English)
Dublin, Ireland Dedalus Press 2015 1910251003 / 9781910251003 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxxiv, + 285pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped. Colour-art illustrated (Carlos Botelho) card wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. Facing page, bilingual text throughout. English translation by Richard Zenith and Alexis Levitin. " . . . a richly varied body of verse . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction (Richard Zenith), 28 Portuguese poets (commencing with Alberto Caeiro and closing with Daniel Jonas), Notes to the Poems, Poet Biographies, Acks. Book weight approx. 410g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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WATERMARKS: Short Stories, [Bayside Night Writers]
136 [Bayside Night Writers] WATERMARKS: Short Stories
Hampton East, Victoria, Australia Bayside Night Writers 2001 0957956703 / 9780957956704 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
144pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. A diverse collection of short stories, yarns, anecdotes, and poems, all with water as a common theme, and is the collective work of a Melbourne community writers' group, known as -Bayside Night Writers. Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.79 AUD
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137 [Contributing Poets] Edited by Zita Denholm FLOATING ON CLOUDS: The Dorothy Mackellar Poetry Awards 1998-2001
Gunnedah, N.S.W., Australia The Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society 0958058105 / 9780958058100 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
No publication date (post 2001). 215pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Summertime', lino-cut, Anne Knight) card wrapper trivially bumped only. Established in 1984, the highly prestigious Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards for school students are keenly contested in all sections offered. This volume, covering the years 1998-2001 inclusive, contains the works of all prize-winners in all sections of competition for that period. The range and quality is astonishing . . . "Reading a poem . . . is like floating on clouds." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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138 [Contributors] HUNTERS' VERSES FROM THE HIGH COUNTRY
Croydon, VIC, Australia The Australian Deer Research Foundation 1988 0959343822 / 9780959343823 Second Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
187pp., b/white sketch-art illustrations throughout by Arthur Bentley. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Vivid silver titles over green faux-leather boards. Slight indentation on rear board. Previously dog-eared title page, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and bumped. "Few people would expect hunters to write poetry, but hunters DO write poetry and they have been doing so for a very long time . . . " This anthology is a collection of the poetic art by Australian deer hunters. Contents under the headings: The Deer, Reflections, Hunting, Humour, Poems of Protest. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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KEATS POETRY & PROSE: With Essays By Charles Lamb, Leigh Hunt, Robert Bridges & Others, [Edited by] Ellershaw, Henry
139 [Edited by] Ellershaw, Henry KEATS POETRY & PROSE: With Essays By Charles Lamb, Leigh Hunt, Robert Bridges & Others
London Oxford University Press 1930 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
xvi, + 204pp., book clean, square, very trivially bumped. Original blue cloth. Gilt titles. Frontis plate.Leaves clean. Loose-plastic protected dust wrapper has a small spot stain and negligible edgewear only. First published in this form, 1922. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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140 [Edited by] Joan McBreen THE WHITE PAGE: An Bhileog Bhan. Twentieth-century Irish Women Poets
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland Salmon Publishing 1999 189764857X / 9781897648575 1st. [p/b] Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xi, + 298pp., small, b/w biographical portrait illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Nonentity inscription on fly, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated [Gwen O'Dowd, 1996] card wrapper trivially bumped and creased. A comprehensive representative study of more than 100 twentieth century Irish women poets, both native-born and Irish ancestry. Includes poem[s]. Photograph and biographical details supplied by the poets themselves . . . Book weight approx. 420g. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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