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ALIEN SHORES, Jamal, Farida
61 Jamal, Farida ALIEN SHORES
Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Perusahan Rahim 1992 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
54pp., b/white sketch-art throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Farida Jamal was born in Lucknow, India. She arrived in Malaysia in 1970, and is a professor of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti (y) Kebangsaan Malaysia. This volume is her first book of poetry. It opens with 'Mount Fuji', and closes with 'Alien Shores'. Book weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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COMING UP FOR LIGHT, Kelly, Aileen
62 Kelly, Aileen COMING UP FOR LIGHT
Chadstone, Victoria, Australia Pariah Press 1994 0949245208 / 9780949245205 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author/Poet
79pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Short personal inscription "To *, with best wishes from Aileen" to title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. A substantial first collection of poetry by Aileen Kelly, commencing with 'Encounters with my mother's ghost', and closing with 'My brother's piano'. 'Coming Up For Light' won the Mary Gilmore Award for best Australian first book of poetry. Book weight approx. 125g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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TRISTRAM, Kendon, Frank
63 Kendon, Frank TRISTRAM
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1934 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
ix, + 68pp. Book clean and square. Nominally bumped spine. Plain green/grey board undamaged. Original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, lightly flecked on foredge and endpapers. Top edge tinted green. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, lightly edgeworn, with a short piece of clear reinforcing tape on verso of upper spine. Poetry from the pen of Frank Kendon (1893-1959). Book weight approx. 155g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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64 Kerby, Corinne THE LIVING THING
Melbourne, Australia Hill of Content Publishing 1971 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
47pp. Book square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Corners lightly bumped. A non-descript inscription on ffep. Leaves acidic (browned). Printed (author portrait-rear flap), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped, edgeworn and mildly soiled. "Corinne Kerby's thought is much more profound than that of the average present-day poets . . . "; Prof. A.R.Chisholm (wrap blurb). Corinne Kerby (1926-2003) was a high-profile Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) television compere and presenter,who, after her marriage to ABC drama producer Oscar Whitbread, partially retired from public life to raise her family . . . In this, her second book of poetry, she opens with 'D.O.A', and closes with 'Earth and I'. Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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MOODS  MODES  MEMOIRS.  (Signed Copy), Kinzer, Curtis J.
65 Kinzer, Curtis J. MOODS MODES MEMOIRS. (Signed Copy)
(U.S.A.) Privately Published By Author First Edition Softcover Booklet, Staplebound Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
No publication date (c. 1970). 48pp. Staple-bound format. Staples firm. Dedicated inscription, signed 'Pop' Kinzer 1971, on Intro. page. No conventional title page (as formatted). Leaves clean. Text-printed limp wrapper nominally edgeworn. Self-published poetry with a theme of Christian spirituality. Index of titles, beginning with 'A Christian Looks at Life', and ending with 'You'. Book weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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WESTERING.    (Signed Copy), Kleinschmidt, Mark
66 Kleinschmidt, Mark WESTERING. (Signed Copy)
Longreach, QLD, Australia Astrebla Publishing 2001 0646305778 / 9780646305776 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
79pp., b/white line drawn illustrations intext (Sonia Spratt), plus b/white author/poet photographic illustration to last page. Book clean. Spine firm. Short inscription ('All the best') signed by author/poet on half-title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated soft card wrapper negligibly marked. Foreword by R.M.Williams. "The lands Mark writes about are on the desert edge where drought and flood produce such men as he - those who need to tell about their love for those barren places. How better than in verse? Many of his poems are skits on his fellow men, but with humour and tolerance, which are indicative of Mark the man . . . " Contents include: Foreword, Introduction, numerous poems commencing with 'The Damp-Eyed Bloke' and concluding with 'Gold', Biographical Notes. Book weight approx. 160g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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MORE THAN COOL REASON : A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor, Lakoff, George, and Turner, Mark
67 Lakoff, George, and Turner, Mark MORE THAN COOL REASON : A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. The University of Chicago Press 1995 0226468127 / 9780226468129 Fifth Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, + 230pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a very minor reading crease there-on. Illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, and has a former owner's name on inside front cover. Textblock unmarked. "General Lakoff and Mark Turner have written a compelling study of how we read poetry, embedded in an account of how our aesthetic sense functions in its intellectual, cultural and historical contexts." Contents include: Prelims., 4 chapters, Conclusion, More on Traditional Views, Bibliography, Indexes. Book weight approx. 315g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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SHEARERS SWAGGIES SCALLYWAGS AND SWEETHEARTS: Australian Poems   (Signed Copy), Lamprell, Glen
68 Lamprell, Glen SHEARERS SWAGGIES SCALLYWAGS AND SWEETHEARTS: Australian Poems (Signed Copy)
Melbourne & Sydney, Australia Privately Published 1998 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket As New Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed by Author
x, + 36pp., b/white line illustrations throughout. Short personal inscription, signed and dated by author on ffep. Attractive Australian theme on illustrated dustjacket. Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the author's character shines in this book of his poetry. Weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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THE HARD WAY, Lassell, Michael
69 Lassell, Michael THE HARD WAY
New York Masquerade Books 1995 1563332310 / 9781563332319 First Richard Kasak Book Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
319pp., plus nine page publisher's promotional section at rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper has a tiny surface abrasion to front panel, negligible edgewear, tanning to inside covers. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. The first collection of renowned gay writer Michael Lassell's poetry, fiction and essays. Book weight approx. 250g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE SONNET IN AUSTRALASIA. A Survey and Selection, Lavater, Louis
70 Lavater, Louis THE SONNET IN AUSTRALASIA. A Survey and Selection
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Angus and Robertson 1956 Revised Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
237pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain, original red cloth boards nominally bumped only. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket tanned on spine, slightly edgeworn and nipped, with several neat closed tears. First issued in a limited, signed edition of 250 copies in 1926, this revised/expanded edition was edited by Frederick T. Macartney. Contents include: Foreword, Prefatory Sonnets, Preface, Sonnets, Notes on The Sonnets, Indexes: Authors and Sonnets, Authors Quoted in Preface, First Lines. Book weight approx. 380g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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THE BEST AUSTRALIAN POETRY 2004, Lawrence, Anthony (Guest Editor)
71 Lawrence, Anthony (Guest Editor) THE BEST AUSTRALIAN POETRY 2004
St Lucia, Queensland, Australia Univesity of Queensland Press 2004 0702234443 / 9780702234446 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall [Oblong] 
xviii, + 142pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with a tinge of tanning. Art-illustrated ('Obedience Isn't Everything', Anwen Keeling) card wrapper 'as new'. "Guest editor Anthony Lawrence brings to this volume a passionate commitment to Australian poetry . . . his selection of the best forty poems published in Australian literary journals in the preceding year is dramatic, and flamboyant, revealing an unquenchable passion for life immersed in the marvellous matter of lived reality." Contents include: Foreword by Bronwyn Lea and Martin Duwell, Introduction by Anthony Lawrence, 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: 15.04 AUD
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MINORITIES, Lawrence, T.E.
72 Lawrence, T.E. MINORITIES
London Jonathan Cape 1971 022461942X / 9780224619424 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
272pp., b/white photographic portrait frontispiece of T.E. Lawrence under his assumed name of T.E. Shaw. Book clean and square. Some (in-production) bubbling of the papered-over front board (not a major issue). Text-block top edge tinted blue, else leaves unmarked. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly soiled and edgeworn only. Much of this collection, edited by J.M. Wilson, and published here for the first time, was created between the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 and Lawrence's enlistment in the R.A.F. in 1922. Book weight approx. 490g. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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THE BEST OF HENRY LAWSON : An Illustrated Collection, Lawson, Henry
73 Lawson, Henry THE BEST OF HENRY LAWSON : An Illustrated Collection
Wingfield, South Australia Cameron House 2002 1875999531 / 9781875999538 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
232pp., colour-plate frontispiece, plus intext colour plates throughout (1880s/90s engravings digitally coloured by computer). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Gloss, colour-illustrated boards undamaged. Text-block pristine, hint of a soft corner crease to several pages. Illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn along head, with jagged wear at the head of spine, else very good. Enhanced throughout with aforementioned colour illustrations, this beautiful book is a glowing tribute to Australia's finest vernacular poet, Henry Lawson (1867-1922). Beset with problems, both personal and health-related, he still manged to produce a large body of the best of Australia's poetry and prose. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction by Margaret Olds, numerous offerings, Index of Titles, Index of First Lines. Book weight approx. 1.4 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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POEMS OF HENRY LAWSON, Lawson, Henry (Selected by Walter Stone)
74 Lawson, Henry (Selected by Walter Stone) POEMS OF HENRY LAWSON
Chatswood, N.S.W., Australia Lansdowne Press 1987 0701816627 / 9780701816629 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Pro Hart 
134pp., recto page colour-art illustrations throughout by Australian artist Pro Hart (1928-2006). Book clean, square. Spine firm, lightly bumped at head. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('The Fire at Ross's Farm I') gloss boards very good. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edge-creased, negligible sunning to spine (title clearly legible). Contents include: Introduction by Walter Crane, numerous poems, commencing with 'The Teams', and closing with 'Ballad of Mabel Clare'. Book weight approx. 635g. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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CAPTAIN BEAKY : Volume II, Lloyd, Jeremy
75 Lloyd, Jeremy CAPTAIN BEAKY : Volume II
London Chappell Music Limited 1981 0903443511 / 9780903443517 First Edition Softcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Keith Mitchell 
64pp., colour-art illustrations throughout by Keith Mitchell. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper has a small, soft corner crease to lower front panel, minimal edgewear and indentations. Numerous poems, commencing with 'Captain Beaky for P.M.' and concluding with 'Captain Beaky's Christmas Carol'. Book weight approx. 260g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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A SUNBURNT COUNTRY, Mackellar, Dorothea (Poetry by). Bogdan, Helen (Introduction by)
76 Mackellar, Dorothea (Poetry by). Bogdan, Helen (Introduction by) A SUNBURNT COUNTRY
Adelaide, South Australia Rigby 1979 0727009583 / 9780727009586 Second Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good Bill Beavan 
62pp., stunning colour-art plates (artwork by Bill Beavan, 1944-) fully enhance and heighten the words of this most famous of Australian poems. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Plain buff boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated (Bill Beavan), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn with tiny closed tears, and colour faded spine. With an explanatory text by Helen Bogdan, and art as noted by Bill Beavan, this book presents an appealing presentation of this most stirring of Australian poems by (Isobel Marion) Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968). Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Dorothea Mackellar, History/Notes on the Poem, My Country, Notes on Plates, Locality Map. "I love a sunburnt country . . . ." Book weight approx. 510g. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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ECHOES OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA, Maier, Ruth
77 Maier, Ruth ECHOES OF CENTRAL AUSTRALIA
Australia (Author) Ruth Maier 1996 0646271474 / 9780646271477 First Edition Softcover Staplebound Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
44pp., monotone (apricot hue) page background art sketches by Sonja Taylor. Book clean, square. Saddle-stitch staplebound format. Staples firm. Illustrated (Sonja Taylor) card wrapper nominally edgeworn. Author signature to title page, else leaves crisp and clean. 19 poems, dedicated to the author's "many Alice Springs friends, including the traditional Aboriginal owners and custodians of this magnificent part of Australia." Includes Glossary. Book weight approx. 100g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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HUMBLE WANDERINGS : A Trilogy.    (Signed Copy), Manson, Nuraini
78 Manson, Nuraini HUMBLE WANDERINGS : A Trilogy. (Signed Copy)
South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia Author (Nuraini Manson) 1996 064627225 First Edition Softcover Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
xv, + 212pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Printed card wrapper has reading creases front and rear, else light edgewear. A short inscription, dated (10/5/96) and signed with the name 'Nuraini' on half-title page, else leaves clean. " . . . never actually written with the intention of publication", nevertheless these "special songs, verses and prayers . . . are finally seeing the light of day." Numerous offerings in three 'books', namely: Wandering Free. Wandering Songs. Wandering Light. Foreword by Raphael Manson. Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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A FLAG FOR THE WIND.   (Signed Copy), Martin, Philip
79 Martin, Philip A FLAG FOR THE WIND. (Signed Copy)
Melbourne & Sydney, Australia Longman Cheshire 1982 0582665264 / 9780582665262 1st Thus Softcover Booklet Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
viii, + 51pp. Booklet clean and square. Spine firm. Inscription, signed and dated by author on halftitle page, otherwise leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Some of the poetry here-in has been previously published in a variety of magazines, reviews, miscellany's, quarterly's, and catalogues. Includes 'Dune Shop' and the haunting 'Skeleton Found After A Bushfire'. Booklet weight approx. 160g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.79 AUD
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BALLADS AND POEMS, Masefield, John
80 Masefield, John BALLADS AND POEMS
London Elkin Mathews 1917 Reprint Hardcover (Original Cloth) Good+ 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
100pp.+ (iv). Book clean and square. bright gilt title over mildly scuffed and bumped spine, minor colour stripping on same, plus boards. Untrimmed foredge and foot of textblock. Nominally flecked leaves clean. Poignant verse from John Masefield, born 1878, opening with 'The Ballad of Sir Bors', and including 'London Town', 'Twilight', 'Posted as Missing', 'Fragments', and 'Christmas, 1903'. He closes this assemblage with 'The Word'. John Masefield died in 1967, and his ashes are interred in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey. Book weight approx. 280g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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