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1 Immortals of Science Fiction
New York Mayflower Books 1981 083174880X / 9780831748807 First American Paperback Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
113 pgs. Interior very good: clean, bright, unwrinkled. Cover has creases and wrinkles, and small tears to base of spine. Edges are yellowed. "Biographies" of Susan Calvin, from Isaac Asimov's "I Robot"; the Illustrated Man, from Ray Bradbury's book of the same title; Slippery Jim Digriz, from Harry Harrison's "Stainless Steel Rat" series; Lewis Orne, from Frank Herbert's "The Godmakers"; Oscar Gordon, from Robert Heinlein's "Glory Road"; Beowulf Shaeffer, from Robert E. Howard's "Neutron Star"; Winston Smith, from George Orwell's "1984"; Winston Rumfoord from Kurt Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan"; and Howard Lester from Colin Wilson's "The Philosopher's Stone". Impressive, dynamic full-colour artwork throughout. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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2 Voices, Spring 1994: The Quarterly Journal of the National Library of Australia
Australia National Library of Australia 1994 First Softcover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
127 pp. Occasional b&w photos and illustrations. Articles on: The Procurement and Use of Aboriginal Peoples' Bodies in Early Colonial Australia (Paul Turnbull); Poetry by Paul Conrad, Jeri Kroll, RA Simpson, Jean Kent, Geoff Page, Robert Gray, Peter Bakowski, Mark O'Connor, Diane Fahey, Alan Gould; The Role of the Academy in Contemporary Australia (Andrew Reimer); Australian Reviews and Literary Magazines (Peter Coleman); Expatriate Voices (Bruce Bennett); Prose fiction by Tony Lintermans, Marion Halligan; Stirring of the Gum Leaves (Marcie Muir); Book Reviews. Corners lightly bumped, wraps with light general wear, creasing at spine, some edgewear at corners. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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3 "The Author of 'Mary Powell'" (Anne Manning) The Old Chelsea Bun-House: A Tale of the Last Century
London Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co. 1860 Second Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo 
220 pp. + 24 pp. publisher's ads. Blindstamped maroon cloth boards with gilt lettering (bright on upper board, badly worn and faded on backstrip) are edgeworn, esp. at extremities of backstrip. Edges of text block are tinted. Prev. owner's name pencilled to front pastedown. Occasional foxing. Binding is sound throughout. Spine slightly canted. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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4 A. J. Arberry, Editor The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and Other Persian Poems
London Dent Everyman's 1976 0460019961 / 9780460019965 Reprint Paperback Good+ 12 
239 pp. Covers rubbed, corners slightly curled/creased. Edgewear. Sticker to back cover. Spine uncreased. Interior bright, clean and tightly bound. An Anthology of verse translations. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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A Tale of Hate and Pity, Abdanath, Joshua
5 Abdanath, Joshua A Tale of Hate and Pity
London Phoenix House 1951 First Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
254 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dw. Small hole and some rubbing to backstrip panel, the ends of which are chipped. Creasing and smudges to lower panel. Edgewear to unbumped brown cloth boards. Creasing to spine. Bookseller's sticker to front pastedown, some pencil marks to eps. Internally solidly bound with occasional splotches. 
Price: 32.00 AUD
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6 Achebe, Chinua A Man of the People
London Heinemann 1966 First Hard Cover Good + Good Octavo 
166 pp. General wear to unclipped dw, including discolouration and abrasion to the spine panel, obscuring parts of three or four letters. Edges of dw are chipped; short closed tear to top edge of upper panel. Foxing to upper edge of text block; faint scuffing to fore edge. Sticker residue to front pastedown. Internally clean and solidly bound. Small inked notation to title page. Publisher's review copy slip laid in (originally taped to front pastedown). 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Dickens, Ackroyd, Peter
7 Ackroyd, Peter Dickens
London Sinclair-Stevenson 1990 1856190005 / 9781856190008 First Great Britain Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
xvi, 1195 pp. Light creasing to edges of unclipped dj. Black boards clean and square. Spot of scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates. "...an imaginative and scholarly tour de force." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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8 Adamson, Robert Robert Adamson, Selected Poems
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1977 0207135150 / 9780207135156 First Paperback Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
152 pp. Cover a bit worn, a little creased and dented. This is an A&R Modern Poets Edition. Titles in this series are famous for falling apart because of their cheap, glued binding. This particular title has been stapled. The staples are rusty, but the binding is tight -- challengingly tight. Small tear to front cover, otherwise interior is bright and clean. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families, Agee, James, and Walker Evans
9 Agee, James, and Walker Evans Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families
London Panther 1969 Reprint Paperback Good 12 mo 
428 pp. General and edgewear to illustrated covers. Spine a little creased, but binding is solid. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Previous owner's name inked to title page. Internally unmarked. Photos in plates. "Magnificent and convincing: one of the great imaginative documents of 20th-Century America." -- The Guardian 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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10 Alcott, Louisa May. Elaine Showalter, editor Alternative Alcott (American Women Writers Series)
New Brunswick, NJ Rutgers University Press 1992 0813512727 / 9780813512723 Third Printing Paperback Good + Octavo 
xlviii, 462 pp. Light general and edgewear; corners a little curled. Spine uncreased. Edges of text block slightly scuffed. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. "Brings together for the first time in a single volume a broad selection of Alcott's thrillers, satiricasl narratives, and feminist works." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Behind a Mask, Alcott, Louisa May. Foreword by Doris Lessing
11 Alcott, Louisa May. Foreword by Doris Lessing Behind a Mask
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843910861 / 9781843910862 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
111 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "Think of me what you will, but beware of me in time, for against my will I may do you harm." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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12 Aldiss, Brian Earthworks
London New English Library 1974 Paperback Good+ 12mo - 6" - 7" Tall 
126pp. Spine, corners creased. Edges browning. Edgewear. 
Price: 6.00 AUD
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The Twinkling of an Eye: Or, My Life as an Englishman, Aldiss, Brian W.
13 Aldiss, Brian W. The Twinkling of an Eye: Or, My Life as an Englishman
New York St. Martin's Press 1999 0312193467 / 9780312193461 First US Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
484 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A few speckles to upper edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Index. "Packs all the punch of his finest fiction and creates one of the most subtly entertaining characters of our age." -- The Times 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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A Wolf in Frog's Clothing: The Best of Alphonse Allais, Allais, Alphonse. Selected, translated and introduced by Miles Kington
14 Allais, Alphonse. Selected, translated and introduced by Miles Kington A Wolf in Frog's Clothing: The Best of Alphonse Allais
London Methuen 1983 0413526801 / 9780413526809 Reprint Paperback Good Duodecimo Ronald Searle (cover) 
xiv, 159. Light general and edgewear to covers. Spine uncreased. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally uncreased, unmarked, solidly bound. "Allais stands, along with Jarry, at the head of the most dazzling and highly educated tradition of French humour, as witty as it is whimsical." -- The New Statesman 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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15 Allen, Paula Gunn, editor Voice of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1900-1970
New York Ballantine Books / Random House 1994 0345375262 / 9780345375261 First Hard Cover Good + Good + Octavo 
xii, 319 pp. Creasing and edgewear to unclipped dj. Light edgewear to boards. Slight scuffing to upper edge of text block. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Anthology. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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16 Allingham, Margery Take Two at Bedtime (Wanted: Someone Innocent, and Last Act)
London Heinemann 1965 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Duodecimo 
186 pp. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Faint tanning and a few tiny splotches to edges of text block. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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17 Amadi, Elechi The Concubine
London Heinemann 1966 First Hard Cover Good + Very Good Octavo 
279 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dw: chips, rubbing, creases. A little browning to edges of text block. Foxing to upper edge, faint splotches to fore edge, scuffing to lower edge. Internally clean and solidly bound. Publisher's review copy slip laid in. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Love Poems. A Bilingual Edition, Amichai, Yehuda
18 Amichai, Yehuda Love Poems. A Bilingual Edition
Tel Aviv Schocken 9651900776 / 9789651900778 Reprint Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 12 mo Inscribed by Author
viii, 129 pp. Inscribed and dated (2000) by Yehuda Amichai on first page (English language side). Letter laid in, describing how Amichai's signature was obtained by an Israeli bookseller. 
Price: 75.00 AUD
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19 Amis, Martin London Fields
London Jonathan Cape 1989 0224026097 / 9780224026093 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
470 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped, has light wrinkling along upper edge and a little rubbing to back panel. Top edge of text block lightly sunned; small, faint splotching to fore-edge. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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The Disputed Crown, Anand, Valerie
20 Anand, Valerie The Disputed Crown
New York Scribners 1982 0684176297 / 9780684176291 First U.S. Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good + Octavo 
xx, 297 pp. Extremely light wear to upper edge of unclipped dw. Edges of text block lightly yellowed. Faint splotches to lower edge of text block. Internally bright, clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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