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1 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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2 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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Behind a Mask, Alcott, Louisa May. Foreword by Doris Lessing
3 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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The Twinkling of an Eye: Or, My Life as an Englishman, Aldiss, Brian W.
4 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
5 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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The School of Whoredom, Aretino, Pietro. Foreword by Paul Bailey
6 Aretino, Pietro. Foreword by Paul Bailey The School of Whoredom
London Hesperus Press 2003 1843910365 / 9781843910367 First Thus Paperback Very Good Small Octavo 
92 pp. Light shelfwear, including a tiny dent to upper edge of back cover; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. "Becoming a whore is no career for fools, well I know it, and I won't be hurried in your case; it calls for more than lifting your skirts and saying, 'Come -- I'm coming,' if you don't want to close up shop the day it opens." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Secret Life of Nuns, Aretino, Pietro. Translated by Andrew Brown
7 Aretino, Pietro. Translated by Andrew Brown The Secret Life of Nuns
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843911027 / 9781843911029 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
72 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "My dear Antonia, nuns, married women and whores are like a crossroads; the minute you come up to one, you spend ages wondering which way to turn." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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8 Atkins, John Sex in Literature Volume 3 The Medieval Experience
London John Calder 1978 0714538012 First Paperback Good+ 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
378 pp. Pages tanned around the edges; spine creased (binding is close to being broken between pp 258 and 259, but pages are intact). Otherwise very good. Chapter titles: The Main Strands, The Decameron, Tricking the Husband, The Arabian Nights, The World of Rabelais, Metaphors of Sex, English Folk Song, Incubus and Succubus, The Elizabethans, The Renaissance. Appendix: Postures and Groups. Bibliography and index. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Jane Austen: A Family Record, Austen-Leigh, William, R.A. Austen-Leigh, and Deirdre Le Faye
9 Austen-Leigh, William, R.A. Austen-Leigh, and Deirdre Le Faye Jane Austen: A Family Record
London The British Library 1993 071230312X / 9780712303125 Reprint Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
326 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers; spine lightly sunned. Internally as new. Black-and-white illustrations in plates. References; Bibliography; Family Pedigrees; Index. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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10 Auster, Paul Timbuktu
London Faber and Faber 1999 0571191975 / 9780571191970 First British Boards Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
186 pgs. DW protected, unclipped. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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11 Bair, Deirdre Samuel Beckett: A Biography
London Vintage 1990 0099800705 / 9780099800705 First Vintage Edition Paperback Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xvii, 770 pp. Medium general wear to wraps. Edges of text block a little stained and foxed. Bump and curl to upper front corner. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w photos. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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12 Barash, Carol, Editor An Olive Schreiner Reader: Writings on Women and South Africa
United Kingdom Pandora Press 1987 0863581188 / 9780863581182 First Paperback Good+ 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
261 pp. Cover a little worn and creased (spine is uncreased), some foxing to top edge. Owner's inscription to first page. Pages uniformly browned around the edges, otherwise clean and tightly bound. Afterword by Nadine Gordimer. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Anais Nin: Naked Beneath the Mask, Barille, Elisabeth
13 Barille, Elisabeth Anais Nin: Naked Beneath the Mask
London Mandarin Minerva 1993 0749398043 / 9780749398040 Reprint Paperback Very Good Duodecimo 
245 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Acknowledgments; Works by Anais Nin; Bibliography. "Her appetite for the new, her need for the extreme, her unswerving commitment to art, her complex psychology and sexuality were expressed and explored in a life dedicated to writing and individuality." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Lover's Watch. Or, The Art of Making Love, Behn, Aphra.
14 Behn, Aphra. The Lover's Watch. Or, The Art of Making Love
London Hesperus Press 2004 1843910748 / 9781843910749 First Thus Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
94 pp. Light shelfwear; all else as new. Gatefold flaps. Within Australia, postage will be lowered to $2.00 upon receipt of order. "Every hour is tedious to a lover separated from his mistress; and to show you how good I am, I will have my watch instruct you to pass some of them without inquietude, that the force of your imagination may sometimes charm the trouble you have for my absence." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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15 Benstock, Shari No Gifts from Chance: a Biography of Edith Wharton
London Hamish Hamilton 1994 0241132983 / 9780241132982 First British Hard Cover Very Good + Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xii, 546 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in archival Mylar, is price clipped and has very light edgewear. Edges of text block faintly foxed and lightly scuffed. Internally clean and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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16 Betjeman, John First and Last Loves
London Grey Arrow 1960 First Paperback Paperback Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
191 pgs. Cover is creased, spine lightly sunned with small chip at its base. Pages uniformly lightly yellowed. Tightly bound. B/w photos; index. Essays on British architecture by the poet. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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It Just Lies There from the Beginning: Aboriginal Stories and Poems from the Top End, Bil Bil, Marjorie
17 Bil Bil, Marjorie It Just Lies There from the Beginning: Aboriginal Stories and Poems from the Top End
Alice Springs IAD Press 1995 0949659851 / 9780949659859 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo 
40 pp. A few faint stains (including sticker ghost to front cover) to otherwise undamaged paper boards. Internally as new. Decorated endpapers. Beautiful silhouette-like illustrations (unattributed). "Originally told in five languages and translated here into English, this collection takes its place in the continuing tradition of Aboriginal storytelling. As Marjorie Bil Bil says, 'Art is learnt by telling stories.'" 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Essentially Oriental: R.H. Blyth Selection, Blyth, R.H. Edited by Kuniyoshi Munakata and Michael Guest
18 Blyth, R.H. Edited by Kuniyoshi Munakata and Michael Guest Essentially Oriental: R.H. Blyth Selection
Tokyo The Hokuseido Press 4590009536 / 9784590009537 First Hardcover Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
xvii, 326 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dw, and a shallow scratch to rear panel. Small dent to upper edge of front board. Very shallow creases to corners of first two leaves. All else as new. Examples of and commentary on Chinese ghost stories, Korean short stories, Zen parables, haiku. "Blyth's illuminating commentary and his essays on history, culture and aesthetics reflect his quest to understand and experience the poetic life within Eastern culture." Illustrated with b/w plates. 
Price: 48.00 AUD
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George Orwell, Bowker, Gordon
19 Bowker, Gordon George Orwell
London Little, Brown 2003 0316861154 / 9780316861151 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
xvi, 495 pp. Light creasing to ends of spine panel of unclipped dj. Edges of text block sunned, lower edge slightly scuffed. Outer margins of pages yellowed. All else as new. Illustrated with b/w plates. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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Meanjin Volume 64 Number 4. Tongues. Translation: Only Connect, Britain, Ian (editor)
20 Britain, Ian (editor) Meanjin Volume 64 Number 4. Tongues. Translation: Only Connect
Carlton, Victoria 2005 Paperback Very Good Octavo 
216 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "The translation of tongues into other tongues by oral or written means has been the crucial agent through which various cultures in history have influenced or been fused with their successors." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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