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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 7¾" - 9¾" 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 "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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Cloud Crystals: A Snow-Flake Album Collected and Edited by a Lady, A Lady [Frances Chickering]
3 A Lady [Frances Chickering] Cloud Crystals: A Snow-Flake Album Collected and Edited by a Lady
New York D. Appleton and Company 1864 First Leather Very Good No Jacket Ex-Library Large 0ctavo Richardson, J.F. 
158 pp. Light wear to leather boards; a little chipping along the spine and edges. Decorated endpapers; all edges gilt. Attractive old bookplate (Sondley Reference Library, Asheville, North Carolina 1879-1919) to front pastedown. The only other ex-lib marks are two nearly invisible embossings on the first and last pages (possibly more -- they are barely visible). Pages are unmarked. Binding is solid throughout. 27 bright and clean illustrations with tissue guards intact. Discusses the history, science, and literature of snowflakes. Includes poems. 
Price: 225.00 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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Dickens, Ackroyd, Peter
6 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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Travelers and Travel Liars, 1660-1800, Adams, Percy G.
7 Adams, Percy G. Travelers and Travel Liars, 1660-1800
New York Dover 1980 048623942X / 9780486239422 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
292 pp. Originally published 1963, University of California Press. New Preface by author especially for this edition. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Two or three faint splotches to fore-edge of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations including maps. Notes and Index. "[The book] brings equal parts scholarship and literary detection to its unmasking of the fabulous (from 'fable') lives and fortunes of Defoe's predecessors and followers. From Father Hennepin and Admiral de Fonte's imaginary maps stimulating hopes of a Northwest Passage, to Coreal's fictitious 'noble savage' to Foul Weather Jack Byron's giant Patagonians, travel hoaxers frequently left their counterfeit stamp on the topography, economics, science and literature of successive generations." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Surface and Symbol: The Consistency of James Joyce's Ulysses, Adams, Robert Martin
8 Adams, Robert Martin Surface and Symbol: The Consistency of James Joyce's Ulysses
New York Oxford University Press / Galaxy 1967 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12mo 
290 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing and some scuffing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked. "A thoroughlly subversive book. Professor Adams has a wide-ranging energetic, destructive mind, and rarest of all in an American academic, an urbane and lucid prose style. Surface and Symbol is, in fact, a work of rigorously scholarly inquiry rather than of criticism, but it provides material that will be indispensable for future critics of Ulysses." -- Bernard Bergonzi, The Spectator 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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9 Adamson, Robert Robert Adamson, Selected Poems
Sydney Angus & Robertson 1977 0207135150 / 9780207135156 First Paperback Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 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 Agamemnon of Aeschylus, Aeschylus, translated by Louis MacNeice
10 Aeschylus, translated by Louis MacNeice The Agamemnon of Aeschylus
London Faber & Faber 1972 0571085040 / 9780571085040 Reprint Paperback Good 12mo 
71 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Foxing to edges of text block. Erasure marks to upper edge of first page; Previous owner's name inked to title page. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "He so cleverly superimposes conversational rhythms upon his blank verse, that the metaphors rarely get out of hand, and his speeches are always well knit, well controlled." -- The Spectator. The book is small and light; within Australia postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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A Little Who's Zoo of Mild Animals, Aiken, Conrad
11 Aiken, Conrad A Little Who's Zoo of Mild Animals
London Jonathan Cape 1977 0224013513 / 9780224013512 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Quarto 
Unpaginated (30 pp). Light edgewear to illustrated boards. Spine slightly discoloured. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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12 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
13 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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14 Aldiss, Brian Earthworks
London New English Library 1974 Paperback Good+ 12mo - 6¾" - 7¾" Tall 
126pp. Spine, corners creased. Edges browning. Edgewear. 
Price: 6.00 AUD
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Somewhere East of Life, Aldiss, Brian W.
15 Aldiss, Brian W. Somewhere East of Life
London Flamingo 1995 000654763x / 9780006547631 Paperback Very Good Octavo 
390 pp. Corners very slightly curled. Long shallow crease to back cover. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Twinkling of an Eye: Or, My Life as an Englishman, Aldiss, Brian W.
16 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
17 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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18 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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Theater of Sleep: An Anthology of Literary Dreams, Almansi, Guido, and Claude Béguin
19 Almansi, Guido, and Claude Béguin Theater of Sleep: An Anthology of Literary Dreams
Picador 1987 0330289462 / 9780330289467 Reprint Paperback Good 12 mo 
383 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Bringing together a wide selection of dreams drawn from the literature of all ages and many cultures, from Aristotle and Apollinaire to Bob Dylan, Proust, Vonnegut and Wagner, some of which have been translated into English for the first time, with every piece put in its literary and historical context, this is a hugely entertaining work of some of the most bizarre, imaginative and perplexing passages ever written." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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20 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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