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Australian Literature:Fiction

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The Tempest of Clemenza: A Novel, Adams, Glenda
1 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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The Illegitimates, Aitchison, Raymond
2 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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3 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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4 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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5 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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6 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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The Lemon Farm, Boyd, Martin
7 Boyd, Martin The Lemon Farm
South Melboune Macmillan 1973 0333139453 / 9780333139455 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
211 pp. Edgewear and sunning to unclipped dj. A little wear, including some fraying, to corners of green cloth boards and at backstrip ends. Upper edge of text block browned. Prev. owner's name tidily inked to ffep. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Afterword by Manning Clark. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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8 Brooks, David The House of Balthus
Sydney Allen & Unwin 1995 1863739122 / 9781863739122 First Paperback Good + 8vo 
204 pp. Two or three light creases to illustrated wraps. Edges of text block and page margins yellowed. Spine uncreased; internally unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Death Upon a Spear, Brown, Hosanna (R.M.W. Dixon)
9 Brown, Hosanna (R.M.W. Dixon) Death Upon a Spear
London Victor Gollancz 1986 0575037539 / 9780575037533 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Small Octavo 
Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint stain to lower corner of dustjacket. Faint foxing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Gollancz Thriller series. "The solution is as surprising as everything else about this splendidly original story -- which in spite of its light-heartedness, can also be serious and revealing about the condition of the Aborigines in white Australia." 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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To the Death, Amic, Bryson, John
10 Bryson, John To the Death, Amic
Ringwood Viking / Penguin Australia 1994 0670855014 / 9780670855018 First Hard Cover Good Good Remainder Octavo 
252p. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "This stunning novel is based on the life of a Catalan insurgent who quickly learns the first lesson of undercover intrigue: 'Mine is never the only game on the board.'" 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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11 Cappiello, Rose Oh Lucky Country
St Lucia, Queensland University of Queensland Press 1984 0702217891 / 9780702217890 First Cloth Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
236 pp. Translated from the Italian by Gaetano Rando. Light wear to edges and (unbumped) corners of purple boards. Yellowing to edges of text block, darker on upper edge. Wrinkling in fore margins of one leaf, otherwise internally bright, unmarked and solidly bound. "Paese fortunato" was published in Italy by Feltrinelli in 1981, and won the 1981 Premio Calabria prize. The novel provoked heated debate in both Italy and Australia. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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12 Carey, Peter True History of the Kelly Gang
St Lucia, Queensland University of Queensland Press 2001 0702233218 / 9780702233210 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
401 pp. Glassine dw is unclipped, but has two or three tiny but sharp creases at extremities of backstrip. Quarter-cloth binding with edgewear to base of spine. Light discolouration to upper edge of text block. Deckled fore-edge. Internally as new. "This celebratory edition has been produced to commemorate Peter Carey winning the 2001 Booker Prize." 
Price: 54.00 AUD
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Bitin' back, Cleven, Vivienne
13 Cleven, Vivienne Bitin' back
St Lucia, Queensland University of Queensland Press 2005 0702232491 / 9780702232497 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
194 pp. Very light tanning to edges of text block. Otherwise as new. Winner of the David Unaipon Award 2000. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Bitin' back, Cleven, Vivienne
14 Cleven, Vivienne Bitin' back
St Lucia, Queensland University of Queensland Press 2001 0702232491 / 9780702232497 First Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
194 pp. Very light tanning to edges of text block. Otherwise as new. Winner of the David Unaipon Award 2000. "Very funny but also a serious examination of stereotyping, individuality and the whole identity issue. From the first line I couldn't put it down. I loved it." -- John Muk Muk Burke 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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A Strong Song: A Family Saga of the Pintubi People: A Fictional Narrative, Colin Macleod
15 Colin Macleod A Strong Song: A Family Saga of the Pintubi People: A Fictional Narrative
Rockhampton Central Queensland University Press 2004 1876780533 / 9781876780531 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
149 pp. Corners a little curled. All else as new. Includes bibliography and a poem by Ted Egan. A fictional narrative. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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16 Collins, Paul Frontier Worlds
St Kilda, Victoria, Australia Cory & Collins 1983 0909117179 / 9780909117177 First Edition Paperback Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
241 pp. General wear to covers including light creasing and rolled corners. Tiny piece of laminate lifting at lower front corner. Spine uncreased but slightly canted. Page edges uniformly sunned. Internally clean and solidly bound. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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17 Cross, Mary Talbot Fortune's Fool
Kew, Victoria The Shalimar Press 2001 0958646643 / 9780958646642 First Soft Cover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
221pp. "...paints an authentic and gripping picture of 1850s Victoria and follows Julia's journey of self-discovery along 'the road beyond Eureka'". Extremely minor edgewear. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Walk Back with Me, Dalton, John
18 Dalton, John Walk Back with Me
London Robert Hale 1962 First British Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
223 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket, including short tears with some loss to head of spine panel. Board corners a little curled; spine lightly creased. Stains to edges of text block and endpapers. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Corruption in country Victoria. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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19 Dangerfield, Pat Casino
Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Gordon-Andrew Publishing 1974 0868990000 / 9780868990002 First Hard Cover Good+ Good Small Octavo Inscribed by Author
170 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not clipped, but has wear and tears along the edges and some abrasion on the front and back covers. Blue cloth boards (blank -- no author, title, etc) show a little wear. Previous owner's ex libris to front pastedown. Interesting author's inscription ("Hope you like my Sex book...") to ffep. Interior clean and tightly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Literary Lunch: Selected Stories, Dean, Geoffrey Field
20 Dean, Geoffrey Field The Literary Lunch: Selected Stories
Hobart Roaring Forties Press 2004 0975679708 / 9780975679708 First Paperback Very Good + Octavo Signed by Author
196 pp. Very light edgewear to wrappers. Corners slightly curled. Internally as new. Signed by author on title page. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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