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A BOOK OF VERSE (Signed Copy), Butler, Jack
21 Butler, Jack A BOOK OF VERSE (Signed Copy)
Drouin, Victoria, Australia Privately (Author) 1997 First Edition Softcover [Staple-bound] Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
86pp., b/white text border illustrations, Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples clean and firm (no rust). Monochrome, printed card wrapper (author portrait/bio. on rear wrap), minimally shelfworn only. A short personal inscription, signed 'Jack' on title page, else leaves unmarked. Privately printed and published by the U.K.-born, Australian-raised author, this book of poetry features several themes including the Middle East and War, Drouin, Ireland, Life, and more. Book weight approx. 140g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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PHANTASMAGORIA and Other Poems, Carroll, Lewis
22 Carroll, Lewis PHANTASMAGORIA and Other Poems
London Macmillan & Co. 1919 Reprint Hardcover (Original Cloth) Very Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Arthur B. Frost 
viii, + 166pp., plus (ii). Intext b/white illustrations throughout by Arthur B. Frost. Book clean. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped and canted spine. A bright gilt illustration and blind-stamped borders over minimally soiled red cloth boards. Textblock mildly tanned, else unmarked. Contents of this book of poetry by Lewis Carroll includes: Prelims., Phantasmagoria in Seven Cantos. Echoes. The Three Voices, more. Book weight approx. 220g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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SOLILOQUY  (Signed Copy), Carter, Ruth
23 Carter, Ruth SOLILOQUY (Signed Copy)
Mornington, Victoria, Australia Ruth Carter 1997 0646312685 / 9780646312682 First Edition Softcover, Staplebound Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
(v), + 39pp. Saddle-stitched, staplebound booklet. Staples clean and tight. Slight water damage to printed card wrapper, else good. Signed and dated (March 1997) by author on title page, else similar water damage to wrapper. Life-reflecting poetry from Mornington, Victoria-based poet Ruth Carter. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Poetry (beginning with 'Soliloquy', and ending with 'Through All The Years' -unlisted in Contents). Booklet weight approx. 75g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW ZEALAND VERSE, Chapman, Robert and Bennett, Jonathan (Selected by)
24 Chapman, Robert and Bennett, Jonathan (Selected by) AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW ZEALAND VERSE
London and Wellington, New Zealand Oxford University Press, Per Geoffrey Cumberlege 1956 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Good + Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
xxxii, + 341pp. Book clean and square. Bright, but chipped gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain, original blue cloth boards nominally bumped on upper foredge corners, else undamaged. A former owner's name and date on ffep., minor random flecks, else textblock good. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with jagged nips and tears, flecked and marked on rear (text) panel. This anthology of 275 selections from almost fifty poets reflects the development of New Zealand poetry from its beginnings in the mid 1800s. The greater part of this volume consists of works published in the 1920s and '30s, but includes earlier poets such as Alfred Domett, Jessie Mackay, William Pember Reeves and Herbert Church. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The Poets and their Works, Sources of the Poems, Bibliography, Index of Authors, Index of Titles and First Lines. Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN : The Man and His Poetry, Chisholm, A.R.
25 Chisholm, A.R. CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN : The Man and His Poetry
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Angus & Robertson 1946 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
37pp., subject portrait frontispiece by Lionel Lindsay. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. Glue ghost around upper spine, else boards unmarked. A former owner's name on ffep., else text-block lightly tanned. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and edgeworn, with a jagged closed tear, plus tape glue ghost on verso of upper spine. This volume derived from two lectures delivered at the Canberra University College, 15 & 17 August, 1944, by A.R. Chisholm. Contents: The Man. The Poetry. Book weight approx. 150g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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26 Coatman, Maureen LOVE'S DANGER and Other Poems. (Signed Copy)
Great Britain Self Published 1995 4th Edition Staplebound Booklet Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
32pp. Booklet clean. Staplebound, saddle-stitch format. Staples clean and tight. A non-specific [no name] dated inscription, signed by author on inside front wrapper. Leaves clean. Sepia, pictorially-illustrated card wrapper lightly soiled on rear [text] panel. Poignant verse by a multi-skilled artisan. Booklet weight approx. 80g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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NOW YOU SHALL KNOW: Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2013, Contributing Poets
27 Contributing Poets NOW YOU SHALL KNOW: Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2013
Newcastle, N.S.W., Australia Hunter Writers Centre 2013 9786975835425 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
141pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Art-illustrated (Design: Hollie Weekes) card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners only. Textblock unmarked. This anthology is a collection of prize-winning and commendations of poetry by poets who were participants at the Hunters Writers Centre, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. The winner of the 2013 Newcastle Poetry Prizre was Jennifer Compton with her work - "Now You Shall Know". Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Poetry, Biographies, Acks., Designer Bio. Book weight approx. 295g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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DIARY OF A POETIC JOURNEY 1976, Cripps, Joy Beaudette
28 Cripps, Joy Beaudette DIARY OF A POETIC JOURNEY 1976
Hartwell, VIC, Australia Temple House 2005 1921206217 / 9781921206214 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xx, + 291pp., b/white photographic illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves pristine. Illustrated card wrapper has a tiny, soft corner crease to rear panel. After nearly thirty years, Joy Beaudette Cripps has written her travel memoirs, including visits to the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia . . . Book weight approx. 385g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 25.85 AUD
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THE FLOWERS OF IMPOTENCE     (Signed Copy), D'Ambra, Adrian
29 D'Ambra, Adrian THE FLOWERS OF IMPOTENCE (Signed Copy)
Self Published 1983 0959251707 / 9780959251708 First Edition Stiff Card Paperback Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
215pp., a first, private edition limited to 1000 copies. This copy numbered 248, and signed by author on title page. Book square, tight, leaves clean. Sketch illustrated card wrapper has two diagonal corner creases, small surface chips [mainly rear panel], and light general scuffing. Contents, divided into three parts include: Apprenticeship Pieces, Ashes, Night Sequence, Affirmations, Resonances, Returns. Melbourne-born poet Adrian D'Ambra, [b.1957], became interested in poetry in his mid-teens, completing this journal by age twenty-five. Book weight approx. 280g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.39 AUD
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SONGS AND VERSE, Dahl, Roald
30 Dahl, Roald SONGS AND VERSE
London Puffin (Penguin Books) 2007 0141500980 / 9780141500980 Reprint Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
191pp., colour illustrations throughout by numerous illustrators, including Quentin Blake. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft crease to lower edge of small section. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. "Packed into these pages are seven sections bursting with monsters, gruesome children, magical creatures, ghastly adults and a few unpleasant surprises. 'Songs and Verse' is beautifully illustrated in full colour by Quentin Blake, as well as other leading artists such as Babette Cole, Lauren Child, Chris Riddell and Tony Ross." Book weight approx. 525g. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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DIMENSIONS, Dawe, Bruce (Edited by)
31 Dawe, Bruce (Edited by) DIMENSIONS
Sydney, Australia McGraw-Hill Book Company 1974 007093309x / 9780070933095 First Thus Softcover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 188pp. Book clean. Spine square, with a soft reading crease. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and abraded. A collection of poetry, edited by Bruce Dawe, from some of Australia's finest composers of metrical composition. Stellar poets represented here include: Les A. Murray, David Malouf, Judith Wright, A.D.Hope, Bruce Dawe, Randolph Stow, and many others. Includes eleven categories, Index to Poets, Index to First Lines. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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POEMS AND PAINTINGS, Dawson, Smoky (Illustrated by Pro Hart)
32 Dawson, Smoky (Illustrated by Pro Hart) POEMS AND PAINTINGS
Australia Mallard Press 1990 1863250565 / 9781863250566 First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good Pro Hart 
47pp., recto-page colour-art illustrations by Pro Hart. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss, art-illustrated boards lightly bumped. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased. From the jacket flap: "This very special collection brings together the talents of two uniquely gifted Australians, friends of long standing whose art has its roots in a deeply felt empathy with the Australian bush and its people . . . " Australian artist Pro Hart, who was born at Broken Hill in 1928, died in 2006, and his friend, Australian singer Smoky Dawson, born Collingwood, 1913, died in 2008. Book weight approx. 450g. Size: 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format) 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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33 Dennis, Matthew THOUGHTS FROM 'THE EYRIE': Poetry and Prose. (Signed Copy)
Tamworth, New South Wales Privately [author] 1994 0646195158 / 9780646195155 First Edition Staplebound Softcover Very Good Small 8vo Signed by Author
38pp., intext, sepia illustrations throughout: art-sketches by Mavis Day, and photographic illustrations from the author's personal collection. Booklet clean. Staples firm. Short inscription, signed by author on colophon page. Illustrated [author portrait inner] limp wrapper lightly edgeworn and soiled. 'Thoughts From The Eyrie' is a collection of poems depicting subjects in today's world...poignant, home-spun, philosophical poetry and prose from the pen of a gifted writer. Booklet weight approx. 110g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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COLLECTED POEMS, Eliot, George [Edited/Intro. by: Lucien Jenkins]
34 Eliot, George [Edited/Intro. by: Lucien Jenkins] COLLECTED POEMS
London Skoob Books Publishing 1989 1871438357 / 9781871438352 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
488pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over undamaged backstrip. Grey cloth boards pristine. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and creased on foot, with small, closed tear to same. "Long neglected, George Eliot's poems have been notoriously difficult to get hold of. This volume contains the two books of poetry published in her lifetime, in addition to a number of unpublished poems preserved in her notebook, now in Yale University Library . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Notes, Part 1/ The Shorter Poems. 2/ The Spanish Gypsy. 3/ The Epitaphs. Appendix. Index of First Lines. Book weight approx. 725g. 
Price: 31.02 AUD
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CLIMBING STAIRS, Ellis, William A.
35 Ellis, William A. CLIMBING STAIRS
Moorabbin, VIC, Australia Author (Printed by L.R. McKinnon) 1969 First Edition Hardcover (Original Cloth) Near Fine 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
33pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt title over green cloth boards. Textblock unmarked. Inspirational poetry from self-published Australian poet William A. Ellis. Book weight approx. 100g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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36 Fenton, James THE MEMORY OF WAR AND CHILDREN IN EXILE. Poems 1968-1983. (Signed Copy)
England King Penguin 1987 0140068120 / 9780140068122 Reprint Softcover Good+ Small 8vo Signed by Author
110pp. Book clean. Spine firm and square. Signed by author on title-page, otherwise leaves slightly bent. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn and bumped. Poetry from talented, award-winning British poet, James Fenton, born in Lincoln, 1949. Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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ODD ODES & PIXELATED PROSE : A Selection of Poems and Writing from 1947 to 2005.   (Signed Copy), Fisher, Lilian
37 Fisher, Lilian ODD ODES & PIXELATED PROSE : A Selection of Poems and Writing from 1947 to 2005. (Signed Copy)
Australia Self-published (author) 2006 First Edition Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Inscribed and Signed By Author
95pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short inscription, signed by author, to title page. Light dampstain to edges of rear cover, otherwise illustrated card cover negligibly scuffed only. Corresponding dampstain to lower edge of two leaves at rear of book. " . . . spans more than fifty years of writing from 'The Tale of the Old Teddy Bear' - inspired by a headline in a 1947 newspaper - to 'The Family Tree'. Lilian Fisher has chosen poems to celebrate her 90th birthday . . . " Book weight approx. 165g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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THE STUNNED MULLET & OTHER POEMS, Forbes, John
38 Forbes, John THE STUNNED MULLET & OTHER POEMS
Marrickville, N.S.W., Australia Hale & Iremonger 1988 0868063061 / 9780868063065 Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
52pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations by Frank Littler. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's personal bookplate attached to half-title page (with resultant mild crinkling to lower page only), light tanning to endpapers, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Words Cling to Head', Frank Littler) card wrapper negligibly edgeworn. Contents of this scarce edition include numerous poems, commencing with 'Missing Persons' and closing with 'Europe: A Guide for Ken Searle'. John Forbes, former poetry editor of 'Scripsi', was born in Melbourne in 1950, and sadly died from a heart attack in 1998. Book weight approx. 100g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 47.00 AUD
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39 Forrest, John and Carey STROSS AND ME. (Signed Copy)
Melbourne, Australia Hill Of Content 1990 0855721960 / 9780855721961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
Unpaginated (48 pages). Full-page colour-art illustrations throughout, by John Forrest. Book clean and square. Spine firm, tiny chips there-on. Two names, plus a dated inscription signed by John Forrest on ffep., a creased, closed tear in the top margin of one leaf, plus one other short repaired tear. Art-illustrated gloss boards lightly bumped. No dustjacket. . . . so inspired by the beauty of an island and of a particular friend named Asterios, who taught them and their son so much about it that they made their home there. The island is named Corfu, or Kerkira, in Greece. The poetic verse, and lovely illustrations are the result. . . Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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A POESY FULL AND RICH     (Signed Copy), Fulton, Doreen and Richards, Shirley
40 Fulton, Doreen and Richards, Shirley A POESY FULL AND RICH (Signed Copy)
Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia Collett, Bain and Gaspars First Edition Staplebound Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall By Authors By Both Authors
No publication date [1993], 56pp., b/w line drawn illustrations throughout. Signed on title page by BOTH authors. Staples firm. Leaves clean, several formerly dog-eared pages. Decorative designed card wrapper has a small sticker? stain, and light spots, else very good. A collection of original poetry and drawings by two poet/artists, residents of the Western Victorian coastal city of Warrnambool. Booklet weight approx. 150g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.79 AUD
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