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ORMOND PAPERS : A Journal of Arts and Sciences. Volume 10
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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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2 Andrew Milner, et al (Edited by) POSTMODERN CONDITIONS
Oxford, United Kingdom (and elsewhere) Berg Publishers 1990 0854965912 / 9780854965915 First Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xv, + 208pp. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over trivially bumped spine. Plain buff boards and text-block pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped as spine, else near fine. This collection of essays, edited by Andrew Milner, Philip Thomson and Chris Worth, were originally presented as a series of research seminars organised in 1986-87 by the Centre for General and Comparative Literature at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The articles discuss central theorists of postmodernism, feminist reading of the concept of avante-garde, the re-reading of texts by Marx and Bataille, the wrapped monuments of Christo, and more. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Essays (10), Notes on Contributors, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 365g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 36.43 AUD
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1001 BOOKS You Must Read Before You Die, Boxall, Peter (General Editor)
3 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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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LITERARY BLASPHEMIES, Boyd, Ernest
4 Boyd, Ernest LITERARY BLASPHEMIES
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1927 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Fair + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
265pp., plus (iii). Book clean and square. Quarter-cloth hardcover. Complete title label over lightly bumped buckram spine. Plain green boards undamaged. A former owner's details (dated 1928) and old price indentation on ffep., tinted top edge, laid paper, untrimmed foredge and foot, else text-block clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, jagged nips and tears, plus closed tear and several small biopredation spots on front panel and spine. A series of critical essays, by Ernest Boyd, on some of the giants of the literary world: Milton, Dickens, Whitman, Poe, Swift, Shakespeare, Byron . . . Book weight approx. 635g. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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INSIDE NARNIA: A Guide to Exploring the Lion, the Witch And the Wardrobe, Brown, Devin
5 Brown, Devin INSIDE NARNIA: A Guide to Exploring the Lion, the Witch And the Wardrobe
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.A. Baker Books 2005 0801065992 / 9780801065996 Second Printing Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
255pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper has negligible edgewear only. A riveting analysis of C.S.Lewis' magical world of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, which explores symbols, hidden meanings, and many easily missed details . Contents include: Preface, Intro., 17 chapters, plus Reference List. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.62 AUD
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CHRISTINA STEAD, Brydon, Diana
6 Brydon, Diana CHRISTINA STEAD
Hampshire, England Macmillan Education 1987 0333389972 / 9780333389973 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
188pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally surface-scuffed, mild tanning to reverse edges. A stand-alone title in the Macmillan Women Writers series. "This study is the first to provide a feminist reading of the life and work of the Australian-born writer Christina Stead . . . Intensity, sensuality and a refusal to draw boundaries where they would normally be expected are distinctive features of Stead's writing. Her work also clearly delineates the complex of economic relations within which human relationships operate." Contents include: Acks., Editor's Preface, 8 chapters, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 270g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 22.77 AUD
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WOMAN AND CHINESE MODERNITY: The Politics of Reading Between West and East, Chow, Rey
7 Chow, Rey WOMAN AND CHINESE MODERNITY: The Politics of Reading Between West and East
United States University of Minnesota Press 1991 0816618712 / 9780816618712 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xvii, + 197pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. Volume 75 in the 'Theory and History of Literature' series. The author brings together "a variety of texts about modern China-from Bertolucci's 'Last Emporer', to popular "Mandarin Duck and Butterfly' stories, to writings by male and female authors of the May Fourth period and after-and organizes them along four critical paths, all of which involve 'woman': the visual image, literary history, narrative structure, and emotional reception . . ." Book weight approx. 280g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 25.50 AUD
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8 Delany, Sheila [Edited by] COUNTER-TRADITION: [A Reader in] The Literature of Dissent and Alternatives
New York Basic Books 1971 1st Thus Softcover Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
x, + 377pp. Text throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, edges nominally flecked. Monochrome, art-illustrated gloss card wrapper bumped, mildly splayed and edgeworn, with a soft crease and several indentations. With a foreword by Louis Kampf, this anthology presents some alternate and dissident writers, who present a variety of points of view...With an Intro., Biblio., and Index, and a large list of authors including: Amos, Muntzer, Milton, Swift, Paine, Blake, Wollstonecroft, Percy Bysshe, Shelley, Carlyle, Marx and Engels, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Dubois, Trotsky, Barthes, Che Guevara, Malcom X, and many more. Book weight approx. 640g. 
Price: 11.84 AUD
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A VOLTAIRE FOR RUSSIA. A.P. Sumarokov's Journey from Poet-Critic to Russian Philosophe, Ewington, Amanda
9 Ewington, Amanda A VOLTAIRE FOR RUSSIA. A.P. Sumarokov's Journey from Poet-Critic to Russian Philosophe
Evanston, IL, U.S.A. Northwestern University Press 2010 0810126966 / 9780810126961 First Edition Original Brown Cloth Hardcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xiii, + 258pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt titles over lightly bumped brown cloth boards and spine. An 'archive' stamp, partially filled out in pencil (date, text printer, cover printer details) on ffep., else text-block unmarked. Barcode sticker on rear board. No dustjacket. This title is a revision of the author's thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Chicago, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures, 2001. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Author's Note, Introduction, 3 chapters: Poet as Critic, Poet as Philosophe, Poet as Playwright-Philosophe. Conclusion, Appendices, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 550g. 
Price: 68.31 AUD
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THOMSON AND THOMPSON, Farr, Michael
10 Farr, Michael THOMSON AND THOMPSON
London Egmont 2007 1405230614 / 9781405230612 Second Impression Hardcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
44pp., b/white and colour illustrations (copyright Hergé/Mouninsart) throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated boards mildly surface scuffed only. 'Thomson and Thompson' is a stand-alone volume in a series of books dedicated to Tintin characters. Book weight approx. 320g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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CONRAD : The Moral World of the Novelist (Novelists and their world), Gekoski, R. A
11 Gekoski, R. A CONRAD : The Moral World of the Novelist (Novelists and their world)
London Elek Books 1978 0236400924 / 9780236400928 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
ix, + 208pp., a medium amount of ball-point pen text underlining and like, margin highlighting (approx. 15 pages - not too distracting). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards nominally bumped on foredge corners. Text-block (other than fore-noted), unmarked. Portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, with some colour-fading on spine, else slight edgewear, and unobtrusive dampstaining on verso. A stand-alone volume in the 'Novelists and Their World' series, appraising the writer's major novels . . . Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 395g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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RECIPES FOR CRIME, Greenwood, Kerry, & Pausacker, Jenny
12 Greenwood, Kerry, & Pausacker, Jenny RECIPES FOR CRIME
Ringwood, VIC, Australia McPhee Gribble 1995 0869143247 / 9780869143247 First Edition Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xiii, + 220pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, lightly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper has a short soft crease, minor indentations. From the rear panel: "In this delightful pastiche, Kerry Greenwood and Jenny Pausacker take nine crime-fiction writers who wrote with flair about food and create a short story in the style of each. Ghosting the pens of Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, among others, they lead their sleuths through gastronomic mysteries, uncovering a slather of great cooking tips along the way. Each story is preceded by a running history of the development of crime-writing . . . a witty and engaging homage to the detective story . . . " Includes Bibliography. Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight 
Price: 84.60 AUD
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MAKING STORIES : How Eleven Australian Novels Were Written, Grenville, Kate and Woolfe, Sue
13 Grenville, Kate and Woolfe, Sue MAKING STORIES : How Eleven Australian Novels Were Written
St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia Allen & Unwin 1993 1863733167 / 9781863733168 First Edition, 1st Impression Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xv, + 293pp., b/white illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Michael Killalea) card wrapper very good+. From the rear panel: "Good writers make writing look easy - but is it? Anyone learning to write should be encouraged by 'Making Stories' - it shows that even our greatest novelists come to their books by a long and uncertain process. 'Making Stories' shows ten acclaimed Australian authors at work, painstakingly constructing their books from rough notes, dimly-glimpsed ideas, and trial and error. By referring to extracts from drafts and published versions of their novels, each author candidly discusses how he or she works, taking the reader step-by-step through the creative process to share the invisible hours of toil that shape a work of fiction. All faced problems and doubts, and solved them in sometimes startling ways." Contents include: Acks., How this book came about, How we transcribed manuscripts, Jessica Anderson - The Commandant; Peter Carey - Oscar and Lucinda; Helen Garner - The Children's Bach; Kate Grenville - Lillian's Story; David Ireland - A Woman of The Future; Elizabeth Jolley - Mr Scobie's Riddle; Thomas Keneally - The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith; Finola Moorhead - Remember the Tarantella; Patrick White - Memoirs of Many in One; Sue Woolfe - Painted Woman, Appendix: Teacher's Notes, Bibliography. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 54.65 AUD
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THE SCIENCE OF JAMES BOND : From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films, Gresh, Lois H. And Weinberg, Robert
14 Gresh, Lois H. And Weinberg, Robert THE SCIENCE OF JAMES BOND : From Bullets to Bowler Hats to Boat Jumps, the Real Technology Behind 007's Fabulous Films
New Jersey, U.S.A. John Wiley & Sons 2006 0471661953 / 9780471661955 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xii, + 212pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Tiny spot to half-title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented. " . . . takes you on a fascinating excursion through the true science that underlies Bond's most fantastic and off-the-wall accoutrements. The authors provide a highly entertaining, informative look at the real-world achievements and brilliant imaginations behind such singular Bond gadgets as the buzz-saw Rolex, the car that turns into a submarine, and the ever-popular rocket-firing cigarette . . . " Contents include: Foreword by Raymond Benson, Introduction, 14 chapters, Appendix A-D, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 299g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 14.57 AUD
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IDEAS OF THE RESTORATION IN ENGLISH LITERATURE 1660-71, Jose, Nicholas
15 Jose, Nicholas IDEAS OF THE RESTORATION IN ENGLISH LITERATURE 1660-71
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1984 0674442768 / 9780674442764 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xvi, + 205pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain burgundy boards nominally shelfworn only. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated (engraving of Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, by D. Loggan), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and bumped only. "The Restoration of Charles II was an event of great moment . . . The impact of the king's return on literature of the 1660s is the subject of this book . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 465g. 
Price: 23.50 AUD
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APOCALYPSE (The Cambridge Edition), Lawrence, D. H. (Edited By: Mara Kalnins)
16 Lawrence, D. H. (Edited By: Mara Kalnins) APOCALYPSE (The Cambridge Edition)
London Granada Publishing 1983 0246116838 / 9780246116833 First Thus (Reprint) Faux-leather Hardcover & D/J Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xii, + 178pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Vivid silver title and publisher's device over deep blue faux leather. Grey-tint endpapers and unmarked text-block. Art-illustrated (Michael Johnson), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Intro. to this 'critical' edition by Melvyn Bragg. 'Apocalypse', D.H. Lawrence's last book, was written as his life was rapidly fading, and his failing health contributed to his overlooking and correcting typist errors that then dominoed throughout the production. This volume attempts to correct those errors. It is both a radical criticism of our civilisation, and a statement of Lawrence's unwavering belief in man's power to create 'a new heaven and a new earth'. Contents include: Intro., Apocalypse, Apocalypse Fragment 1, Apocalypse Fragment, 2, Apocalypsis II, Note on Text, Chronology. Book weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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LETTERS IN CRITICISM, Leavis, F.R.
17 Leavis, F.R. LETTERS IN CRITICISM
London Chatto & Windus 1974 0701120568 / 9780701120566 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
(viii), 160pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards very lightly corner-bumped on front panel. Faint foxing to textblock head, else leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small open tear to head of spine, negligible tanning. From the rear panel: "This book is a collection, as complete as it has been possible to make it, of the letters written by Dr. Leavis to newspapers and periodicals over the past forty years. As such, it forms an essential part of the total record of Dr. Leavis's views on the subject with which he has always been most closely concerned: English literature, and its crucial importance to the cultural health of the community . . . " Includes Index. Frank Raymond Leavis (Companion of Honour), was born at Cambridge in 1895, and died in 1978. Book weight approx. 340g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.39 AUD
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DON'T TELL THE GROWN-UPS : Subversive Children's Literature, Lurie, Alison
18 Lurie, Alison DON'T TELL THE GROWN-UPS : Subversive Children's Literature
London Bloomsbury 1990 0747506035 / 9780747506034 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xv, + 229pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain blue boards very good. Leaves clean. Illustrated (Posy Simmonds), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edge-creased and indented. From the jacket flap: "'Winnie the Pooh' isn't usually thought of as being subversive, nor are 'The Enchanted Castle', 'The Secret Garden', 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', or 'Peter Pan'. Yet these 'safe' classics endure partly because they satirise conventional adult society and speak with dangerous directness to a young reader's imagination . . . In this witty and engaging collection of essays, Alison Lurie entices us back to that half-forgotten world." Book weight approx. 480g. 
Price: 18.22 AUD
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LAWRENCE'S MEN AND WOMEN, MacLeod, Sheila
19 MacLeod, Sheila LAWRENCE'S MEN AND WOMEN
London Heinemann 1985 0434440310 / 9780434440313 Reprint Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
231pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain maroon boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. "Sheila MacLeod examines the conflicts and contradictions in Lawrence's attitudes towards the sexes, the origins of those conflicts in his early life, and his efforts to resolve them in his work . . . Offering a modern woman's viewpoint on 'the priest of love', her book is both invigorating and highly enjoyable to read." Contents include: Introduction, 10 chapters over three 'parts', Conclusions. Book weight approx. 520g. 
Price: 10.93 AUD
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THE BODLEY HEAD MONOGRAPHS: Henry Treece-C.S.Lewis-Beatrix Potter, Margery Fisher, Roger Lancelyn Green, and Marcus Crouch. (EDitor: Kathleen lInes)
20 Margery Fisher, Roger Lancelyn Green, and Marcus Crouch. (EDitor: Kathleen lInes) THE BODLEY HEAD MONOGRAPHS: Henry Treece-C.S.Lewis-Beatrix Potter
London The Bodley Head 1969 1st Thus Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
224pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and scuffed. The Bodley Head Monographs are short, critical accounts of the life and work of outstanding writers for children. Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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