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1 A Return to Poetry 2000: Ten Australians Choose Ten of Their Favourite Poems
Potts Point, NSW Duffy & Snellgrove 2000 1875989730 / 9781875989737 First Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
218 pp. Very light edgewear. Spine uncreased. Sunning to top edge and upper part of fore-edge. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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2 The Mountains: A Selection of Classic Australian Poetry with Contemporary Australian Photography
NSW Australia, Auckland New Zealand Angus & Robertson / Harper Collins 1995 0207189234 / 9780207189234 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Meier, John (principal photographer) 
65 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped, has very light edgewear. Illustrated boards just a little bumped. Internally as new. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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3 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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With my Swag all on my Shoulder
4 With my Swag all on my Shoulder
Sydney Collins 1983 0001843079 / 9780001843073 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Quarto Neil Moore 
Unpaginated [22 pgs]. Extremely light wear to boards; a few creases and smudges to eps; very faint tanning to page edges. All else as new. Illustrated edtion of the traditional Australian bush ballad. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Tempest of Clemenza: A Novel, Adams, Glenda
5 Adams, Glenda The Tempest of Clemenza: A Novel
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1996 0207179522 / 9780207179525 First Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
297 pp. Spine a little sunned. Light wear to lower edge of red boards; slight discolouration to edges of text block. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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6 Adams, Paul The Stranger from Melbourne: Frank Hardy - A Literary Biography 1944-1975
Nedlands, Western Australia University of Western Australia Press 1999 1876268239 / 9781876268237 First Paperback Good + 8vo Inscribed by Author
xii, 212 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Spine uncreased. Light shelfwear to lower edge of text block. Internally clean and solidly bound. Author inscription to half title. Illustrated with black-and-white plates. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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7 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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The Illegitimates, Aitchison, Raymond
8 Aitchison, Raymond The Illegitimates
Adelaide Rigby 1964 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
215 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "The characters -- people of Aboriginal blood living on the fringe of white settlement in northern New South Wales -- are conscious of being looked on as 'part of the mud in which they trod,' and they crave the fire from the bottle to burn the awareness of this from their minds." Fiction. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The  New Adventures of Alice In Rainforest Land, Amadio, Nadine
9 Amadio, Nadine The New Adventures of Alice In Rainforest Land
Surry Hills NSW Watermark Press 1988 0949284076 / 9780949284075 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo Charles Blackman 
62 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Small spot of abrasion to upper cloth board. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Decorated endpapers. Black-and-white drawings by Charles Blackman in the text. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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10 Anderson, Hugh, assisted by B. M. Ramsden Frank Wilmot (Furnley Maurice): A Biography and a Criticism
Carlton North, Victoria Melbourne University Press 1955 First Hard Cover Very Good Good + Octavo 
ix, 69 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in removable clear sleeve, is price clipped and has very light wrinkling to upper edge. Light offsetting to eps. Three b/w illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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11 Ariston, Michael Junkyard Bloom
Hobart Michael Ariston 1997 0646331477 / 9780646331478 First Paperback Very Good 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
135 pp. Cover a little worn and dented, but not creased. Small stain to front edge. Pages crisp, clean and tightly bound. Poems and explanatory notes. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Poems, Armstrong, Philip
12 Armstrong, Philip Poems
Paperback Very Good Octavo 
49 pp. A little scuffing and faint stains to covers. Dent to lower front cover. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Signed by the author on the first page. No bibliographical details in the book. "When I had spoken one whispered very softly: 'who cares what you think'." 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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13 Atkinson, Hugh Billy Two-Toes' Rainbow: A Novel of Violence and Intrigue in the Australian Desert
Melbourne Thomas Nelson Australia 1982 0170059634 / 9780170059633 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
309 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped but is very slightly wrinkled and has a small chip at the upper edge of the backstrip panel. Purple cloth boards just a little canted and just a little edgeworn. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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14 Australian Broadcasting Commission Listening Time: Kindergarten of the Air Stories and Verses
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1964 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall Margaret Horder 
120 pp. Dust jacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not price clipped but has edgewear including discolouration and chipping. Small splotch to inside back panel of dj matches small splotch on back board. Tiny piece missing from lower edge of back board. Internally clean, bright and solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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15 Bail, Murray Contemporary Portraits
St Lucia, Queensland University of Queensland Press 1975 0702209783 / 9780702209789 First Thus Soft Cover Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
183pp. Contains: Life of the Party; The Drover's Wife; Zoellner's Definition; Portrait of Electricity; The Silence; The Dog Show; Paradise; Ore; Cul-de-Sac; The Partitions; A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. Corners bumped. Light yellowing and wear to page edges. Wraps with some general and edgewear, particularly at corners. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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16 Barrow, Stuart, editor The CSFG Gastronomicon: Recipes and Stories
Latham ACT Australia CSFG Publishing 2005 0958139040 / 9780958139045 Paperback Near Fine 8vo 
93 pp. Exceptionally light edgewear to illustrated wraps; o/w as new. Anthology of works by members of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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17 Bayet-Charlton, Fabienne Watershed
Alice Springs IAD Press 2005 1864650648 / 9781864650648 First Paperback Near Fine Small Octavo 
246 pp. "A story of loss and redemption, Watershed is an iconic novel of contemporary Australian life that is told with a captivating blend of poignancy and sardonic humour." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Ulysses' Father, Behrend, Felix
18 Behrend, Felix Ulysses' Father
Melbourne F. W. Cheshire 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good Fair Octavo Anthony Harvey 
84 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket, uncluding chips, short tears, discolouration, and considerable nibbling along the fold covering the binding's lower (rear) edge (the book's covers themselves, including the edges, are clean, bright, and entirely unaffected by whatever caused the damage to the dj). Prev. owner's gift note inked to front free endpaper. A few extremely faint splotches to upper and lower edges of text block. Three or four very shallow dents to fore edge. Internally bright, clean, unmarked, solidly bound. Black-and-white drawings throughout. "Dr Felix Behrend, a professor of mathematics always captivated by mythology, retells in this charming book Greek myths, especially those about Ulysses and his lineage, for young readers and for young hearers." 
Price: 250.00 AUD
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Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays, Beilharz, Peter, and Robert Manne (Editors)
19 Beilharz, Peter, and Robert Manne (Editors) Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays
Melbourne Black Inc. 2006 1863952462 / 9781863952460 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
343 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "This book collects commentary, criticism and humour by some of La Trobe's leading writers, established and emerging. Authors include Inga Clendinnen, Robert Manne, Judith Brett, Dennis Altman, John Hirst, Marilyn Lake, Peter Beilharz, Stefano de Pieri, John Carroll, Alan Frost and many more." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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20 Bentham, George Flora of Australia: Volume 1: Introduction
Canberra Australian Government Publishing Service 1981 0642066531 / 9780642066534 First Paperback Paperback Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
vi, 200 pp. Covers very worn and a little stained, but internally clean, bright and tightly bound. Inked name opposite half title. Colour photos. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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