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1 ORMOND PAPERS : A Journal of Arts and Sciences. Volume 10
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Ormond College, University of Melbourne 1993 Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiv, + 205pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has no noticeable damage. The academic journal of Ormond College, Melbourne University, which showcased the best academic work from the college community. Includes essays, articles and literary criticism. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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WORD UP, (Contributors)
2 (Contributors) WORD UP
Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia ABC Books 1991 0733301517 / 9780733301513 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
47pp., duo-tone photographic and art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn and indented. "Word Up was a competition run by Triple J, which invited entries of prose, poetry, rap, rhyme and rave from young writers all over Australia. The best of the entries were performed and produced for radio and then broadcast. A selection of these young writers' works is included in this anthology . . . " Book weight approx. 140g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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3 (Editor:) Walter Kaufmann THE PORTABLE NIETZSCHE
U.S.A. Penguin Books 1976 0140150625 / 9780140150629 38th Impression Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 691pp. Book clean. Slightly concave, but firm, spine. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn. Selected and translated, with an Introduction, Prefaces, and Notes, by Walter Kaufmann. " . . . includes Kaufmann's definitive translations of the complete and unabridged texts of Nietzsche's four major works: 'Twilight of the Idols', 'The Antichrist', Nietzsche Contra Wagner' and 'This Spoke Zarathustra'. In addition, Kaufmann brings together selections from his other books, notes, and letters, to give a full picture of Nietzsche's development, versatility and inexhaustability . . . " Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY, (Geddes & Grossett)
4 (Geddes & Grossett) CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
Scotland Geddes & Grosset 2002 1855343487 / 9781855343481 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good+. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
479pp., b/white art illustrations of paintings and sculptures, intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very softly creased to a small portion of lower edge, negligibly scuffed only. "A collection of Classical myths, retold for the modern reader and with illustrations of paintings and sculptures inspired by them. Introductory material on the origin and development of Greek mythology. A dictionary of the tales, characters and traditions of Greek and Roman mythology. Book weight approx. 1.18 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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5 Biko, Steve I WRITE WHAT I LIKE
San Francisco, CA Harper and Row 1979 006250052x / 9780062500526 1st Thus (U.S.) First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
viii, + 216pp. Book clean and square. Brown quarter-cloth spine, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Plain tan boards nominally bumped. Small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket noticeably creased, with closed tears and edgewear. Clear tape reinforced on verso there-of. Stephen Bantu Biko was born in Kingwilliamstown, Cape Province, South Africa on 18 December, 1946. He emerged as an articulate political activist and was incarcerated many times, finally dying in 1977, at the age of 30, from headwounds and brain damage whilst in the custody of South African police . . . These writings, accompanied by a personal memoir by Aelred Stubbs, were smuggled out of South Africa, and depict the growth and development of Biko's leadership . . . .Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 19 entries, Martyr of Hope: A Personal Memoir. Book weight approx. 430g. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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DINING WITH PROUST, Borrel, Anne, Senderens, Alain, et al
6 Borrel, Anne, Senderens, Alain, et al DINING WITH PROUST
London Ebury Press 1992 009177506x / 9780091775063 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
192pp., beautiful full-colour plates throughout, supported by scene-setting and candid duo-tone halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Minor marks on grey endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Printed boards undamaged. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. Originally published in the French as 'Proust la Cuisine Retrouvee', Anne Borrel, et al, Societe Nouvelle des Editions du Chene 1991. " . . . a unique invitation to join the table of a great French writer . . . evocative text, quoting extensively from Proust's work . . . experience over sixty recipes rediscovering the dishes immortalized by this legendary writer . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 8 chapters, Index, Biblio., Sources of Quatations. Book weight approx. 1.2KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 25.38 AUD
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7 Boxall, Peter (General Editor) 1001 BOOKS You Must Read Before You Die
London Quintet/New Burlington Books 2006 1845660307 / 9781845660307 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
960pp., over 600 full-colour illustrations of book covers and frontispieces, posters and other contextual images, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft vertical crease to a small section at front of book. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. Preface by Peter Ackroyd. "A comprehensive reference source, chronicling the history of the novel . . . offers concise, critical insight into the books and the writers that have excited the world's imagination . . . discover the stories behind the adjectives: Dickensian, Kafkaesque, Rabelaisian . . . and the writers behind the stories . . . explore the greatest novels of all time . . ." Contents include: Preface, Intro., Contributors, Title Index, Pre-1700, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s, Author Index, General Index. Book weight approx. 1.9 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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THE ARCHITECTURE OF BABEL : Discourses of Literature and Science, Broderick, Damien
8 Broderick, Damien THE ARCHITECTURE OF BABEL : Discourses of Literature and Science
Carlton, Vic, Australia Melbourne University Press 1994 0522846149 / 9780522846140 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
x, + 155pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Model for a World Fair Maintenance Machine', John Howley) card wrapper nominally scuffed. A stand-alone volume in the MUP 'Interpretations' series. " C.P.Snow long ago diagnosed a breach in our civilization between the two cultures: Literature and Science . . . a critical introduction to recent efforts to construct an interdisciplinary analysis of these two cultures, copiously punctuated with the voices of many scientists and writers . . . The result is an analysis of the discourses circulating in today's mindscape, a scientific/technological formation grounded in ceaseless, rapid and sometimes frightening cognitive change . . . " Contents include: Intro., 10 chapters, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 22.75 AUD
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9 Burke, Edmund [Edited By: Magnus, Sir Philip] SELECTED PROSE
London The Falcon Press 1948 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
99pp. Book clean and square. Print-decorated papered boards nominally bumped on heel of backstrip. Minor foxing flecks on endpapers and textblock edges, otherwise uniformly tanned leaves. Print-decorated [as boards], loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edgeworn, U.V. affected on spine, and slightly soiled. A selection of the prose of British statesman Edmund Burke, born Dublin 1729, and died 1796. Edited and introduced by Sir Philip Magnus, contents include speeches, reflections and letters. Book weight approx. 220g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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MAURITIAN VOICES : New Writing in English, Butlin, Ron (Edited by)
10 Butlin, Ron (Edited by) MAURITIAN VOICES : New Writing in English
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England Flambard Press 1997 1873226241 / 9781873226247 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
192pp., several b/white drawings by Krishna Luchoomun. B/white thumbnail-size illustrations of contributors to rear pages. Foreword by Michael Bootle. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface indented. "Since achieving independence from Britain in 1968, Mauritians have been searching for an identity that reflects the great cultural diversity of their islands . . . Until recently French has been the usual literary language of Mauritius, and this is the first anthology of Mauritian writing in English. Twenty-three novelists, short story writers and poets, some writing in English for the first time, have contributed to this pioneering collection . . . " Book weight approx. 320g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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11 Chaucer, Geoffrey [Retold By Selina Hastings] A SELECTION FROM THE CANTERBURY TALES
London Walker Books 2002 0744589630 / 9780744589634 1st Edition Thus, 1st Impression Softcover Near Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
75pp., intext colour-art illustrations throughout, by Reg Cartwright. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Originally published in this format in 1988, with stories interpreted and retold in modern prose by Selina Hastings. Book weight approx. 400g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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THE SLEEPERS ALMANAC 2006 : The Nervous System, Dattner, Zoe and Swinn, Louise (Edited by)
12 Dattner, Zoe and Swinn, Louise (Edited by) THE SLEEPERS ALMANAC 2006 : The Nervous System
Collingwood, VIC, Australia Sleepers Publishing 2006 0975699113 / 9780975699119 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
275pp., several b/white art and line-drawn illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Merryn J. Trevethan) card wrapper as new. The 2006 (annual) collection of short stories from 'Sleepers', featuring new and emerging authors alongside those already established . . . Including Frank Moorhouse, Sean Condon, Paddy O'Reilly, Gideon Haigh, Stephanie Alexander and some others you may never have heard of . . . Book weight approx. 530g. 
Price: 16.54 AUD
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13 Daudet, Alphonse TARTARIN OF TARASCON. TARTARIN ON THE ALPS.
London J.M.Dent & Sons 1969 First Thus, Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
xii, + 230pp., plus (8). Publisher's promotional section at rear. Pattern-print endpapers. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped brown cloth backstrip. Minimal marks on like brown cloth boards. Top edge of textblock tinted, otherwise leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn and nipped, abraded. Two lines ruled through publisher's data on front flap. Contents include two stories featuring Daudet's fanciful, boastful, impulsive yet prudent, fat-bellied, large-eyed, 'double-muscled' goatee-beard clad character, Tartarin. Book weight approx. 340g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK AND OTHER EARLY STORIES AND SKETCHES, Dickens, Charles (Edited by Frank T. Marzials)
14 Dickens, Charles (Edited by Frank T. Marzials) MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK AND OTHER EARLY STORIES AND SKETCHES
London Walter Scott First Thus Hardcover (Original Cloth) Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
No publication date (c. 1900). xxix, + 256pp. plus (xvi). Book clean, slightly cocked. Spine mildly frayed head and heel. Gilt decorations and titles over slightly shelfworn green cloth. Hinges very good inner and outer. Text-block top edge gilt. Two former owner's details (one dated 1902) on front pastedown, random flecks on all endpapers, else leaves clean. With an enlightening introduction by Frank T. Marzials, the stories in this stand-alone, Volume 67 in the 'Scott Library' series are: Master Humphrey's Clock, Sketches of Young Couples, Public Life of Mr. Tolrumble, Once Mayor of Mudfrog, and The Lamplighter's Story. Book weight approx. 305g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 33.84 AUD
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15 Disher, Garry, Co-Ordinator [Contributors] OUTPUT: Creative Writing
Windsor, Victoria, Australia Employ Publishing Group 1988 0959101438 / 9780959101430 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
164pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated [Michael Bean] card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. The Fifth Annual Anthology Of Prose And Poetry, a compilation of the skills from the professional writing students at Holmesglen College of Tafe, Melbourne, Victoria. Co-ordinated by highly-successful author, Garry Disher, and supported by an extensive editorial team, the many contributors maintained a high standard of 'Creative Writing' throughout. Book weight approx. 250g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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MATTOID 44, Editor: Brian Edwards
16 Editor: Brian Edwards MATTOID 44
Geelong, Victoria, Australia School of Literature and Journalism, Faculty of Arts, Deakin University 1992 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
242pp., intext b/white halftone plates and sketch-illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, one reading crease there-on. Monochrome, halftone plate illustrated card wrapper mildly shelfworn, with several soft creases. Textblock unmarked. Numerous contributions in the writing disciplines of poetry, fiction, landscape and memory, reviews and graphics. Notes on Contributors. Book weight approx. 306g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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THE WASTE LAND : A Facsimile and Transcript of the Original Drafts Including the Annotations of Ezra Pound, Eliot, T. S.  (Edited by Valerie Eliot)
17 Eliot, T. S. (Edited by Valerie Eliot) THE WASTE LAND : A Facsimile and Transcript of the Original Drafts Including the Annotations of Ezra Pound
London Faber and Faber 1972 0571096352 / 9780571096350 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
xxx, + 149pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards undamaged. Leaves clean and crisp. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket corner-clipped on lower front flap, minor edge-creasing to head of spine and a sprinkling of small splash stains to lower rear panel. From the jacket flap: "When the New York Public Library announced in October 1968 that its Berg Collection contained the original manuscript of 'The Waste Land' which T.S. Eliot had sent to John Quinn exactly 46 years before, one of the most puzzling mysteries connected with twentieth-century literature was solved. In order that this material may be widely available for study, a facsimile has been produced, with a transcript on facing pages. The transcript has been prepared by Mrs Valerie Eliot, the poet's widow, who has also written an illuminating introduction and provided valuable explanatory notes and cross-references." Book weight approx. 1.15 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 61.10 AUD
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HENRIK IBSEN: A New Biography, Ferguson, Robert
18 Ferguson, Robert HENRIK IBSEN: A New Biography
London Richard Cohen Books 1996 1860660789 / 9781860660788 First British Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, + 466pp., two unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean, and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Small splash-stain on textblock foredge, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, and noticeably sunned on part of spine and rear panel. " . . . a biography on a grand scale-deeply researched, wide-ranging, and providing insights into both Ibsen and the world in which he lived . . ." Henrik Ibsen was born 20 March, 1828, in Skein, Norway. He died in 1906. Contents, in chaptered 'parts', include: Ibsen's Plays, Prelims., 1/ The Past. 2/ The Present. Chronology, Notes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 950g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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PLOTTING WOMEN : Gender and Representation in Mexico, Franco, Jean
19 Franco, Jean PLOTTING WOMEN : Gender and Representation in Mexico
New York Columbia University Press 1991 0231064233 / 9780231064231 First Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxiv, + 235pp., b/white frontis illustration (Frida Kahlo; 'Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair'), b/white halftone illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, slight wave to textblock edge of several pages. Art-illustrated (as Frontis) card wrapper nominally scuffed, tiny corner crease to rear panel. " . . . explores Mexican women's struggle for interpretive power in relation to the Catholic religion, the notion, and post-modern society; and examines the writings of women who wrote under the shadow of recognized male writers, as well as the works of more marginal figures." Contents include: Intro., 8 chapters over 2 'parts', Index. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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THE INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF LITTLE MAGAZINES & SMALL PRESSES 2000-2001, Fulton, Len (Editor)
20 Fulton, Len (Editor) THE INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF LITTLE MAGAZINES & SMALL PRESSES 2000-2001
CA, United States Dustbooks 2000 0916685780 / 9780916685782 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
891pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper softly corner creased, negligible edgewear. 36th annual edition, 2000-2001. "Used as the standard reference worldwide by writers, librarians, contemporary literature students and the trade . . . Complete with subject and regional indexing." Book weight approx. 1.23 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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