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Author: Wayne McKenna, senior lecturer in English, University of Newcastle, NSW.
Publisher: The NSW University Press, 1990, First Australian Edition (Orig. pub. by Colin Smyth Ltd., UK), 4 chapters, notes, index
Condition:Crisp, tight and blue cloth-bound hardcover with crisp title to spine, STRAIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION in a VERY GOOD, unclipped Dustjacket with very minor wear.
Description: An overview of Turner's life and work, discussing his plays, novels, short stories, poetry, drama criticism and literary editing. Describes his interaction with Yeats, Sigfried Sassoon, Lady Morrell and others.
Author: collected and edited by Professor Marjorie Sinclair 1982 University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu
Publisher: 1982 University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, USA. Hardcover 8vo with dj, textured endpapers, 214pp., First Edition.
Condition:Crisp cream-woven hardcover 8vo with title to spine in red, no inscriptions, TIGHT, WHITE & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with an unclipped dustjacket in GOOD CONDITION with edgewear and rubbing to dj.
Description: Traditional Poetry of Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Societies, Tuamotus, Marquesas, Easter Island, Mangareva, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Kapingamarangi, Tikopia and New Zealand.
Author: Poems by D. G. POSTLETHWAITE - SIGNED - Illustrations by Gail Lehman - Photos by the author
Publisher: Self published, Printed by Specialty Printers, Adelaide, not dated, softcover 8vo, 32 pages, COLOUR & B/W PHOTOS & ILLUSTRATIONS, 20 poems.
Condition:Illustrated softcover with two staple to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, SIGNED by author to title page (Doug Postlethwaite), CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: Bullock wagons laden with equipment
Were led by pioneering skills,
To a large plateau of wealthy land
confined by the Barrier Hills.
Men walked beside these old wagons
Suffering the dust and the heat,
To eventually arrive at a shanty town
Author: Les MURRAY Australian POET
Publisher: Angus & Robertson/Harper Collins 1990 First Edition, SIGNED by the author, softcover small 8vo, 104pp of POEMS
Condition:Crisp paperback with title to spine & front cover with illustration, minor covermarks and slight rubbing to spine & corners in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: with a dedication dated 1991 to the titlepage. Poems by the Australian Master.
"Absolutely anything/is absolute to those/who see the poem in it./relegation is prose"!
Author: Hugh McCrae AUSTRALIAN POETRY 1939 FIRST EDITION AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE DEDICATED TO Artist NORMAN LINDSAY
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney - London, 1939, hardcover small 8vo without dj, 194pp., Frontispiece a study of Hugh McCrae After a drawing by Mahdi McCrae.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine with gilt design to frcvr, rubbing to spine, corners & edges, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with frcvr loose to spine (all intact), slight foxing and age-toning to eprs, without dj.
Description: O God, for this good time,
For sun and warm white rain,
For hedge and stone and grain,
My very heart doth chime -
Glad to be home again.
Author: Verse by C. J. DENNIS - Illustrations by PICKERING
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1980, second reprint, 1st pub. 1978, hardcover quarto with dj, 96 pages, WATERCOLOUR ARTWORKS throughout, dk grey eprs, Verses.
Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside, a small tear & slight rubbing and edgewear.
Description: A collection of unique watercolours that capture the subtle, varying moods of C. J. Dennis's wonderful poems.
C.J. Dennis's favourite verse illustrated by Larry Pickering
Author: JACK MOSES ( One of Australia's most famous Bush Poets) foreword by Frank Morton OLD & COLLECTABLE AUSTRALIAN POETRY BOOK from 1939 ILLUSTRATED
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney and London, 1939, 2nd reprint, 1st pub. 1938, hardcover 8vo with dj, 121pp, Photo frontispiece and line illustrations throughout.
Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with black title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, very slight foxing and age-toning to eprs & slight foxing to a few outside page edges, in an unclipped FAIR DJ
Description: I've done my share of shearing sheep,of droving and all that,
And bogged a bullock-team as well,on a Murrumbidgee flat.
I've seen the bullock stretch and strain,and blink his bleary eye,
And the dog sit on the tucker box, Nine miles from GUNDAGAI
Author: FURNLEY MAURICE
Publisher: Melbourne University Press in assoc with Oxford Uni.Press, Melbourne, 1945 second reprint, 1st pub. 1929 Hardcover small 8vo with Dj 48 Pages
Condition:Brown/beige textured cloth-bound Hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small tears, marks, rubbing & edgewear.
Description: The sun that beats on this spur's stolid brow,
The sun that beats on Oodnadatta now,
Little swift lights in the enfolding green,
The things I've seen:
from 'The Gully'