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Essays, Letters and Diaries

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families, Agee, James, and Walker Evans
1 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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2 Bach, Edward. Edited by Julian Barnard Collected Writings of Edward Bach
Bath Ashgrove Press 1994 1853980730 / 9781853980732 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
224 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Small corner crease to rear cover. Very faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. "An indispensable source-book for users of Flower Remedies." 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays, Beilharz, Peter, and Robert Manne (Editors)
3 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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Saul Bellow Letters, Bellow, Saul. Edited by Benjamin Taylor
4 Bellow, Saul. Edited by Benjamin Taylor Saul Bellow Letters
New York Viking 2010 0670022217 / 9780670022212 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
571 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint scuffing to edges of text block. All else as new. "In the Letters, as in everything he wrote, Saul Bellow never dipped below a certain level -- and that level is stratospheric." -- Martin Amis 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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5 Book, Luna C [editor] Many Women, Two Men: Stores and Poems
Ontario, Canada Dove Tail Press 2001 0968935001 / 9780968935002 First Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
194pp. Authors include: Claudia Carver; Netty Meyer; Marianne Paul; Leslie Bamford; Gary Kreller; Linda Robertson Paupst; Bob Paul; Dianne Whitman; Christine White. Very minor general and edgewear. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Life in Mexico (Everyman's Library, Vol. 664), Calderón de la Barca, Frances
6 Calderón de la Barca, Frances Life in Mexico (Everyman's Library, Vol. 664)
London and New York J. M. Dent / E. P. Dutton 1970 0460006649 / 9780460006644 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 12 mo 
542 pp + 4 pages of catalog. General and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Previous owner's gift note to front free endpaper. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Introduction by Manuel Romero de Terreros, Marques de San Francisco. "These pages faithfully portray the social, political and economic order of early nineteenth-century Mexico, as seen through the eyes of a particularly observant, cultured and gracious woman." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The Farthest North of Humanness: Letters of Percy Grainger 1901-14, Dreyfus, Kay (editor). Percy Grainger
7 Dreyfus, Kay (editor). Percy Grainger The Farthest North of Humanness: Letters of Percy Grainger 1901-14
South Melbourne and Crows Nest Macmillan 1985 0333380851 / 9780333380857 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Quarto 
542 pp. General and edgewear, including a few short tears and some creasing, to unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges. Light foxing to endpapers. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates. Glossary of private language; list of abbreviations; chronology; index. 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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The Letters of T.S. Eliot: Volume I 1898-1922, Eliot, T. S.; Edited by Valerie Eliot
8 Eliot, T. S.; Edited by Valerie Eliot The Letters of T.S. Eliot: Volume I 1898-1922
San Diego Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1988 0151508852 / 9780151508853 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
639 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Texta remainder mark on top edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white photos in plates. List of Illustrations; Biographical Commentary and Editorial Notes; Index of Correspondents and Recipients; General Index. "The desire to write a letter, to put down what you don't want anybody else to see but the person you are writing to, but which you do not want to be destroyed, but perhaps hope may be preserved for complete strangers to read, is ineradicable. We want to confess ourselves in writing to a few friends, and we do not always want to feel that no one but those friends will ever read what we have written." -- TSE 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Unpublished Correspondence of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, Goldschmidt, Lucien, and Herbert Schimmel, Editors, with an Introduction and Notes By Jean Adhemar and Theodore Reff. Letters translated from the French By Edward B. Garside
9 Goldschmidt, Lucien, and Herbert Schimmel, Editors, with an Introduction and Notes By Jean Adhemar and Theodore Reff. Letters translated from the French By Edward B. Garside Unpublished Correspondence of Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec
London Phaidon 1969 First Hard Cover Good= Good Quarto 
320 pp. Price-clipped dustjacket a little worn, covers a little dusty, binding just slightly loose, but interior bright and clean. Black-and-white plates. Appendixes, Bibliography, Genealogical Chart, Chronology, List of Illustrations. Transcriptions of the 273 original French-language letters by and about Lautrec written to his Family and Friends in the collection of Herbert Schimmel. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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First Whisper of 'The Wind in the Willows', Grahame, Kenneth. Edited, with an Introduction, by Elspeth Grahame
10 Grahame, Kenneth. Edited, with an Introduction, by Elspeth Grahame First Whisper of 'The Wind in the Willows'
London Methuen 1944 First Cloth Good No Jacket 12 mo 
89 pp. Boards a little worn and stained. Edges of text block scuffed and discoloured. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Frontis portrait of Grahame, four more b/w photos.. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Expression in Speech & Writing, Greening Lamborn, E. A.
11 Greening Lamborn, E. A. Expression in Speech & Writing
Oxford Oxford University Press 1924 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12 mo 
120 pp. General and edgewear to blue cloth boards. Spine darkened. Faint foxing to edges of text block. Very occasional foxing to pages; no other markings. Solidly bound. "These chapters, being an account of some experiments in the attempt to develop the powers of self-expression in our children of the East Oxford School, contain the substance of lectures delivered at various times during the past three years to the Oxford Branch of the English Association and to Summer Schools at Oxford, Cambridge, and Bangor." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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12 Harrison, Jim Off to the Side: A Memoir
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2002 0871138603 / 9780871138606 First Hard Cover Good + Good + Octavo 
313 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in clear removable sleeve, is not price clipped but has light edgewear (wrinkling, a few chips). Beige cloth boards bumped at upper corners. Edges of text block lightly yellowed. Internally as new. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Black on Black: Baby Sister and selected writings, Himes, Chester
13 Himes, Chester Black on Black: Baby Sister and selected writings
London Michael Joseph 1975 First British Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
287 pp. General and edgewear, including chips, to unclipped dj. Boards clean and square. Faint foxing to edges of text block. Internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Seventeen short stories, five essays and a film scenario. "These writings are admittedly chauvinistic. You will conclude if you read them that black protest and black heterosexuality are my two chief obsessions. And you will be right." -- Himes. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Quality of Hurt: The Autobiography of Chester Himes Volume I, Himes, Chester
14 Himes, Chester The Quality of Hurt: The Autobiography of Chester Himes Volume I
London Michael Joseph 1973 First British Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
351 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dj. Boards square and clean. Foxing to upper and fore edges of text block. Internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. 
Price: 28.00 AUD
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Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, 1957-1969, Kerouac, Jack. Edited by Ann Charters
15 Kerouac, Jack. Edited by Ann Charters Jack Kerouac: Selected Letters, 1957-1969
New York Viking Penguin 1999 0670861901 / 9780670861903 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
xxii, 514 pp. Light edgewear to unclipped dw. Corners of papered boards just a little curved inward. Internally as new. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Kindred Spirits: A Botanical Correspondence, Latreille, Anne. Letters by Jean Galbraith, drawings by Joan Law-Smith
16 Latreille, Anne. Letters by Jean Galbraith, drawings by Joan Law-Smith Kindred Spirits: A Botanical Correspondence
South Yarra Australian Garden History Society 1999 0958635633 / 9780958635639 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Quarto 
223 pp. Very light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint dusting to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. "Jean's discursive letters and simple, factual botany lessons reveal her warm personality and lively intelligence. They are enhanced and enriched by Joan's drawings, tentative at first but quickly becoming more confident, and always with the delicacy and charm that marks her work. Some artworks of exceptional beauty have never been reproduced before." 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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17 Macnish, Robert, with the author's life, by D. M. Moir Tales, Essays, and Sketches Vol. I.
Henry G. Bohn 1844 Second Edition Half-Leather Good No Jacket 16mo 
411 pp. Boards worn, leather mottled and rubbed. Gilt lettering to backstrip and gilt decoration over raised bands. Edges of text block are marbled. Eps, front and rear, are split, but binding is solid. Occasional light foxing, o/w unmarked. Protective tissue over frontis is a little loose but untorn. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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Naguib Mahfouz at Sidi Gaber: Reflections of a Nobel Laureate 1994-2001. From Conversations with Mohamed Salmawy, Mahfuz, Naguib
18 Mahfuz, Naguib Naguib Mahfouz at Sidi Gaber: Reflections of a Nobel Laureate 1994-2001. From Conversations with Mohamed Salmawy
Cairo American University in Cairo Press 2001 977424673X / 9789774246739 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo 
157 pp. Tiny chips to corners of unclipped dw; all else as new. Beautifully produced volume published on the occasion of the Nobel laureate's 90th birthday. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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A Traveller in Romance: Uncollected Writings, 1901-1964, Maugham, W. Somerset. Edited by John Whiteheaqd
19 Maugham, W. Somerset. Edited by John Whiteheaqd A Traveller in Romance: Uncollected Writings, 1901-1964
Anthony Blond 1984 0856341843 / 9780856341847 First British Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
275 pp. Very light edgewear to unclipped dj. Light wear to lower edges of boards. Internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Colour frontis, portrait of Maugham by Sir Gerald Kelly. "This selection of sixty-six pieces of writing spanning [Maugham's] entire career, includes plays, fiction, essays, journalism, prefaces, tributes to friends and addresses." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Our Game, May, John M.A. (The Unknown Bowler)
20 May, John M.A. (The Unknown Bowler) Our Game
Melbourne Wilke & Co. Pty Ltd 1937 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Octavo Signed by Author
254pp. No date or stated edition internally, "1937" in gilt on spine. Green boards with gilt title to front cover and spine. Inscription to ffep dated "May 25 '39": "To ___ / from / his old friend / & / fellow bowler / [signed] John May." Author's signature also present below author portrait which follows the preface. Internally in excellent condition save for yellowing to the free endpapers. Boards very slightly worn at edges of spine, otherwise also in very good condition. A meditation upon lawn bowls. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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