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81 McCann, Janet and Craig, David [Edited by] FRANCIS AND CLARE IN POETRY: An Anthology
Cincinnati, Ohio St. Anthony Messenger Press 2005 0867166355 / 9780867166354 1st Impression Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvii, + 173pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves pristine [acid-free paper]. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper undamaged. " 'Francis and Clare in Poetry: An Anthology' is a comprehensive collection of poems written by and about Saints Francis and Clare..." Contents include: Prelims., numerous contributions, Notes, on Contributors, Topical Index, First Line Index, more. Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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THE POEMS AND WORKS OF MISS NAN McCLELLAND 1909-1959, McClelland, Nan
82 McClelland, Nan THE POEMS AND WORKS OF MISS NAN McCLELLAND 1909-1959
Langwarrin, Victoria The Trustees of the McClelland Regional Gallery First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Limited Number Edition 
No publication date [c. 1990]. vi, + 39pp., sepia, pictorially-illustrated endpapers [different]. 4, intext colour plates, plus intext, sepia halftone and decorative illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Gilt title. Leaves clean. Limited Edition of 500 copies, of which this copy is No. 8. A selection of the poetry of Miss Nan McClelland, whose thoughtful bequest set up the beautiful McClelland Regional Gallery in Langwarrin, Victoria. Some representations in this volume may have been previously in print, as she had success with works published in The Bulletin, The Listener In, other magazines, and on ABC Radio. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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SMALL DREAMS OF A SCORPION : Poems, Milligan, Spike
83 Milligan, Spike SMALL DREAMS OF A SCORPION : Poems
London M & J Hobbs, in Association with Michael Joseph 1972 Second Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Spike and Laura Milligan 
78pp., recto page brown/white illustrations throughout. Book clean,. square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Silver scorpion decoration to undamaged brown boards. Previous owner's neat handwritten name to title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-slipped, minor edgewear including a very small area of surface abrasion. From the jacket flap: "It does not do well for a publisher to try to describe in a short blurb the full meaning of anyone's poetry, so personal a communication must be interpreted personally by the reader, but for those who appreciate Spike's humour there are rich rewards in this volume." Book weight approx. 265g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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NOTHING TO SEE.    (Signed Copy), Molloy, David
84 Molloy, David NOTHING TO SEE. (Signed Copy)
Richmond, Vic, Australia Spectrum Publications 1998 0867862149 / 9780867862140 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall John Lee Signed and Inscribed By Author
92pp., b/white line drawn illustrations by John Lee. Book clean, square. Spine firm. A personal inscription, signed by author/poet, on half-title page, else leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated (John Lee) card wrapper has soft corner crease to rear panel. Invercargill, New Zealand-born David Molloy's second collection of poetry is an "invitation to walk out of our element into the poetic world of a writer who, as a result of childhood mumps, suffered profound hearing loss . . . Sensitive and intriguing observations of life and nature are captured in disarmingly simple and vivid images that quietly insist there is something to see." Contents include: Foreword, numerous poems commencing with 'Welcome To The World', and closing with 'The Rising Of The Moon'. Book weight approx. 170g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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85 Mulgrue, George MO CHRIDHE: Three Lost Loves and an Interlude
Perth, Western Australia Artlook Books 1983 0864450966 / 9780864450968 First Edition Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
76pp., b/w half-tone illustrations throughout [photography by Colin Medlycott and David Mitchell].Book clean, tight and square. Artistically colour illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket bumped head, foot and top of spine, a degree of fading to spine, else good. The poetry of much travelled food/wine connoisseur, raconteur, journalist; Perth identity George Mulgrue. Divided into three parts, the poems reflect different periods of his life.Book weight approx. 490g. 
Price: 12.22 AUD
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THE RESTLESS FACTOR, Murphy, Aidan
86 Murphy, Aidan THE RESTLESS FACTOR
Dublin/Buckinghamshire Raven Arts Press/Colin Smythe Ltd. 1985 0861402189 / 9780861402182 Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
58pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Interesting Times', Charlie Cullen) card wrapper miniimally edgeworn only. A collection of poetry by Aidan Murphy, born Cork, Ireland, in 1952. Numerous entries, beginning with 'Whistling' and ending with 'Attila's last Confession'. Book weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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NEW SELECTED POEMS, Murray, Les
87 Murray, Les NEW SELECTED POEMS
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia Duffy & Snellgrove 1998 1875989250 / 9781875989256 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
232pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with just a hint of tanning. Card wrapper has barely noticeable soft corner crease to rear panel. "This collection contains what Les Murray considers his most successfully realised poems, from all his work up to and including 'Subhuman Redneck Poems, and a dozen new poems . . . " Numerous contents commence with "The Burning Truck', and conclude with 'Five Postcards'. Includes Index of First Lines, and Index of Titles. Book weight approx. 270g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.75 AUD
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THE PEOPLE'S OTHERWORLD, Murray, Les A.
88 Murray, Les A. THE PEOPLE'S OTHERWORLD
Australia Angus and Robertson 1985 020714639X / 9780207146398 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 68pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Printed card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Numerous works by award-winning Australian poet Les Murray, commencing with 'For a Jacobite Lady', and closing with 'Satis Passio'. Book weight approx. 185g. Postage charge will be reduced as this book will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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FACTS OF LIFE.    (Signed Copy), Neal, Brian
89 Neal, Brian FACTS OF LIFE. (Signed Copy)
East Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia Privately Published 1988 2nd Edition Staplebound Softcover Booklet Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Author Signed by Author
56pp. Small, intext, b/w sketch illustrations [by author] throughout. Book clean, square. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has small spot of abrading on rear [sticker removal?], and nominal edgewear. Inscription, signed by author on [plain] inside front wrap. More observations of life, transformed into poems by this astute observer of life . . . Poems include: Another needless killing, Golf, The shopper, Talkback radio, Say sorry, Children, Revenge, Talking to myself, The bus tour, Who you know, and The time will come . . . Booklet 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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OBSERVATIONS OF LIFE.    (Signed Copy), Neal, Brian
90 Neal, Brian OBSERVATIONS OF LIFE. (Signed Copy)
East Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia Privately Published 1996 First Edition Staplebound Softcover Booklet Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
60pp. Book clean, square. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Inscription, signed by author on [plain] inside front wrap. More aspects of life, converted to rhyme by this prolific poet.Contents include: 'A' [Her version] [His version], Youth of Today, The Hoarder, Use It Or Lose It, The VCR, Rich or Poor, Sixty Plus, Violence, Aristocracy, P Drivers, Dancing, Inflation, Council By Laws, Opinion Polls, A Case For Being Untidy. Booklet 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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SUCH IS LIFE.    (Signed Copy), Neal, Brian
91 Neal, Brian SUCH IS LIFE. (Signed Copy)
East Bentleigh, Victoria, Australia Privately Published 1988 First Edition Staplebound Softcover Booklet Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Author Signed by Author
56pp. Small, intext, b/w sketch illustrations [by author] throughout. Book clean, square. Staples firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Inscription, signed by author on [plain] inside front wrap. " . . . life's little anecdotes transposed into poems which I want to share with others.."Numerous specimens, from: Positive Thinking, My Lady Doctor, Sand Castles, and Shoo Fly to Halley's Comet, Tongue in Cheek, Auntie [the ABC], Side Tracked and The Flu. Booklet weight approx. 110g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.79 AUD
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LOVE : Poems from the Film 'Il Postino', Neruda, Pablo
92 Neruda, Pablo LOVE : Poems from the Film 'Il Postino'
London Harvill Press 1995 1860461867 / 9781860461866 Reprint Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
47pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Translated by Stephen Tapscott, W.S. Merwin, Alastair Reid, Nathaniel Tarn, Ken Krabbenhoft and Donald D. Walsh. Dual language text: Spanish and English. "The poems collected in this book are at the heart of the film 'Il Postino', a cinematic fantasy spun from an apocryphal incident in the life of the Chilean poet and Nobel laureate, Pablo Neruda. Together they show why many consider Neruda to be the finest love poet of the century . . . " Book weight approx. 70g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. First and Fifth Versions, Omar Khayyam (Translated By Edward Fitzgerald)
93 Omar Khayyam (Translated By Edward Fitzgerald) RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM. First and Fifth Versions
New York Illustrated Editions Company Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Fair + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Edmund J. Sullivan 
No publication date (1938). Unpaginated (194). B/white frontispiece and recto pages (75) illustrated by Edmund J. Sullivan. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title and decoration. Blue cloth boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corner. An old seller's stamp on front pastedown, text-block uniformly tanned, else leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with mild soiling, jagged tears and nips, a creased front flap, significantly faded spine (which is partly dampstained), and two 15mm wedge-shaped pieces missing. From the jacket flap: "This volume contains the first edition of the Oriental masterpiece translated into English - and the fifth. Both have their partisans. Both are very nearly perfect poetry. The readers of this edition are afforded a fascinating comparison study . . . " Book weight approx. 340g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 94.00 AUD
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THE BEST OF BANJO PATERSON, Paterson, Banjo
94 Paterson, Banjo THE BEST OF BANJO PATERSON
Dee Why, N.S.W., Australia Murray Child & Company 1996 0908048238 / 9780908048236 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
viii, + 201pp., b/white facsimile art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper has small, negligible soft crease to rear. Introduction by Bruce Elder. Numerous poems commence with 'A Dream of the Melbourne Cup (1886)' and end with 'Song of Murray's Brigade'. Includes Index of Titles, and Index of First Lines. Book weight approx. 530g. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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ORIGINAL LOVE : Poems, Peacock, Molly
95 Peacock, Molly ORIGINAL LOVE : Poems
New York W W Norton & Company 1995 039303741x / 9780393037418 First Edition (Stated) Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
91pp. Book clean, square. Quarter-cloth spine firm. Gilt title to spine, and the letters 'MP' to front red board. Leaves clean, untrimmed foredge. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn and scuffed. "Fiercely intimate in its history and fiercely formal in its measures, this major new collection by Molly Peacock, her fourth, shows the poet at the height of her powers. Using her trademark rhymes, characteristic humour, and daring sexual and psychological openness, Peacock's poems intertwine at least four types of original love . . . " Book weight approx. 270g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 22.75 AUD
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96 Pizer, Marjorie TIDES FLOW
Cremorne, NSW, Australia Author (Marjorie Pizer) 1974 2nd Edition Softcover Booklet, Staplebound Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Saddle-stitch staple-bound booklet. Staples holding. Leaves lightly splotched. Two text emendments; one an over-printed strip of text (p. 13), the other handwritten (p. 21). Printed, wrap-over, heavy paper wrapper nominally soiled and bumped. Poignant poetry (i.e. 'Lament for Glen', killed in a motor-bike accident, aged 19) from the pen of Marjorie Pizer, born c. 1920. She continued to publish her works into advanced age . . . Booklet weight approx. 50g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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LIFE LOVE & LAUGHTER (Signed Copy), Price, Christopher
97 Price, Christopher LIFE LOVE & LAUGHTER (Signed Copy)
Australia Author (Printed by Ariel Printing) 2000 0646266845 / 9780646266848 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
(xiii), + 134pp. Book clean and sqaure. Spine firm. Printed card wrapper minimally edgeworn and softly creased only. Signed and dated on the title page, by the author, else textblock unmarked. Poetry from Christopher Price (born Queensland, Australia in 1960), containing something for everyone: laughter, love, just for kids, politics and life . . . Book weight approx. 240g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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TEN SUMMERS : Poems [1933-1943], Pudney, John
98 Pudney, John TEN SUMMERS : Poems [1933-1943]
London John Lane the Bodley Head 1944 First Thus Hardcover (Original Cloth) Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
112pp. Book clean and square. Printed title partially chipped on lightly bumped spine. Title legible on original green cloth boards, which are minimally bumped and soiled. Minor flecks on war issue quality paper. No dustjacket. A collection of poetry by John Pudney, from the decade 1933-1943. Some have been previously published. Entries are listed year-by-year, opening with the poet's 1933 'First Drums Heard', and closing with his 1943 poem, 'Revenge'. Inserted loose: A half page publisher's promotional leaflet for a volume of this author's non-fiction work, in good condition. Book weight approx. 215g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 12.41 AUD
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PUNDEMONIUM, Rathmann, Shelda
99 Rathmann, Shelda PUNDEMONIUM
Australia Punstar Press 2010 064654201X / 9780646542010 First Edition, First Printing Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
80pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean and crisp. Illustrated card wrapper has small, soft corner crease to rear panel. " . . . with Pundemonium's explosion of wicked word play, the pun is definitely on the way up . . . perfect for those of the many punned upon professions, such as photographer, hairdresser, baker, policeman, beekeeper, plumber, gardener, librarian, electrician and mathematician. There are also poems about animals and underwear, about cigars and bells . . . " 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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WINGS OF ENCOURAGEMENT, Rice, Helen Steiner (Compiled By Ruehlmann, Virginia J.)
100 Rice, Helen Steiner (Compiled By Ruehlmann, Virginia J.) WINGS OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. Fleming H Revell (Baker Book) 1998 080071704X / 9780800717049 First Thus Hardcover (Original Cloth) Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall John A. Ruthven 
95pp., verso page colour plates throughout, each art illustration an ornithological glimpse of the prodigious artistic talents of John A. Ruthven. Each illustration is relevant to the adjacent recto page verse of Helen Steiner Rice. Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles over undamaged blue cloth boards. Laid-in colour-art on front board pristine. Leaves unmarked. No dustjacket. Meaningful poetic words of inspiration by famed Christian poet Helen Steiner Rice (1900-1981). Contents include: Prelims., Subjects: Courage, Happiness, Consideration, Peace, Tenacity, Wisdom, Tenderness, Joy, Perseverance, Wings of Encouragement. Book weight approx. 470g. 
Price: 14.48 AUD
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