3 Scrapbook Albums largely compiled by Edward Eyre Ashby (a Deputy of the Corporation of the City of London). Over 550 colourful, often gorgeous invitations, menus, tickets to sporting events, openings, and much more, assembled in 3 albums, and arranged chronologically, dating from 1872 to the 1930s. Australian items include an invitation to the Colonial and Indian Reception and Ball, 1886, and a ticket to Kennington Oval for play on the 18th August 1934 in the Ashes Test between England and Australia, a great day for Australian cricket.More details about the scrapbooks on request

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The Novels: The text based on collation of the early editions by R.W. Chapman. With notes indexes and illustrations from contemporary sources. In 5 volumes. [Together with] Jane Austen's Letters to Her Sister Cassandra and Others. Collected and edited by R.W. Chapman. In 2 volumes. 7 volumes in total
Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1923, 1932, 1st editions thus with frontispieces and numerous plates; roy. 8vos, original cloth-backed marbled boards, paper labels on spine. Small owner bookplates. A fine set of the large paper edition of 1000 (950 for sale)
Keynes 40
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[BERTRAND, Henry Louis]

A Complete Report of the Trial in the Alleged Murder Case of the late Mr Henry Kinder, with all the Correspondence, the Diary, and four photographs...viz: Mr & Mrs Kinder and Mr & Mrs Bertrand
Sydney, printed for the Publisher at the Caxton Steam Machine [1876] pp76. 8vo, bound in binder's cloth. Scattered foxing, else very good
The trial of Henry Bertrand for the murder of the bank teller, Henry Kinder, in a sensational crime of passion in Sydney in 1866. Bertrand was convicted, whilst his wife, Mrs Bertrand, and his lover, Mrs Kinder, were both committed to stand trial for accessory to murder. This report includes Mrs Kinder's love letters to Bertrand, and the diary he kept of their affair. This copy is one of those issued without photographs (price with photographs 1s.6d. Without photographs 1s.0d]. Both issues are rare
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BOWES, Joseph

The New-Chums. A jungle story
London, Henry Frowde, 1915. First edition ppviii,288, illustrated in colour by C. Cuneo; 8vo, dec.cloth, olivine. Very good
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The Art Of John Brack by Sasha Grishin. 2 volumes
Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1990. First (only) edition pp236, 262, profusely illustrated in colour & b/w; 4to, cloth, with gilt lettering on spines. A fine set, without the usual rubbing to the gilt, in like slipcase
Essays on John Brack's work by Sasha Grishin, and a catalogue raisonne. The definitive edition
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BRAIM, Thomas Henry

A History of New South Wales, from its Settlement to the Close of the Year 1844.Two volumes in one
London, Richard Bentley, 1846 ppvi,320,342, 2 litho plates, text ills; 8vo, original blue/green cloth, hinges tender, edges sl. rubbed. Some spotting, else a good copy
Ferguson 4241. Braim, a Church of England Clergyman, arrived in the Colony in 1835 to take up the post of Headmaster of Hobart Town Grammar School. His support of Governor Arthur's liberal policies on education and the aboriginal question brough him into disfavour in Hobart. In 1842, with a recommendation from Bishop Broughton, he was appointed Headmaster of Sydney College (now Sydney Grammar), after the retirement of William Cape
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CERVANTES, Miguel de

The History of the Valorous and Witty Knight-Errant Don Quixote of The Mancha. Translated by Thomas Shelton and illustrations by Daniel Vierge with an introduction by Royal Cortissoz. 4 volumes
London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1906 profusely illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and text drawings by Vierge. 4tos, green buckram with red leather title-labels, gilt lettering, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some spotting to edges, else a very good set
No. 124 of only 165 copies. A very handsome edition with the elegant Vierge illustrations
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Norman Lindsay. His books, manuscripts and autograph letters in the library of, and annotated by, Harry F. Chaplin. Foreword by Norman Lindsay
Sydney, 1969 pp90, ills; 4to, or. wrappers. Fine
We can offer the Chaplin checklists of the books of other members of the Lindsy family, and the Fanfrolico Press
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The Complete Works of Thomas Lovell Beddoes. Edited with a memoir by Sir Edmund Gosse and decorated by The Dance of Death by Hans Holbein. 2 volumes
London, Fanfrolico Press, [1928] frontis. portrait; roy. 8vo, cloth-backed decorated boards. Very good
No. 88 of 750 copies
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Narrative of a Voyage to India; of a Shipwreck on board the Lady Castlereagh; and a Description of New South Wales. [Bound, as issued, with] Recollections of Sicily, by Count de Forbin
London, Sir Richard Phillips, 1823, first edition pp112, with an engraved frontis. plate of `The Ruins of the Theatre of Taormina'; 8vo, in an elegant half calf binding, with linen sides, top edges gilt. A very good copy
Ferguson 901. An account of the voyage on a convict transport to New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land
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Original silver gelatin photograph, "Nude Bather" signed `Rex Dupain '95' on lower right corner
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Original silver gelatin photograph,`Sydney Rain. The Rocks' signed `Rex Dupain '95' on lower right corner
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DYSON, Edward

Billy Bluegum or Back to the Bush. Illustrated by Norman Lindsay
Sydney, The Shepherd Press, 1947, 1st edition pp66, b/w illustrations by Norman Lindsay, lg 8vo, pictorial boards, spine sl. creased. Some small tape-marks to endpapers. A very good copy in dust jacket
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The Edinburgh Review, or Critical Journal; for July 1819 - October 1819 [and] Feb.1823 - May 1823 [and] October & January 1821
Edinburgh, 1819 pp28-48, 85-104, 56-72. 8vo, bound in marbled wrappers, cloth spine, paper titling label. Housed in a matching cloth-covered slip case
Reviews W. C. Wentworth's Statistical, Historical and Political Description of the Colony of NSW...; Bennett's Letter to Vicount Sidmouth; O'Hara's History of New South Wales; Bennet's Letter to Earl Bathurst; Oxley's Journal of Two Expeditions into the Interior of New South Wales; and Bigge's Report of the Commissioner of Inquiry into the State of the Colony of New South Wales. Rodney Davidson's copy, with his bookplate
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The Plays of Euripides.. Translated into English Rhyming Verse by Gilbert Murray... with wood-engravings from the Greek Vase Paintings by Robert Ashwin Maynard and Horace Walter Bray. 2 volumes.
[Newtown, Montgomeryshire], Gregynog Press, 1931. ppxii, 270; 264, 32 wood-engravings. Folio, original red cloth with gilt lettering and decorations. Very sl. wear at ends of spines, a couple of spots of foxing on prelims, else a fine set
500 copies were printed. Harrop 18. Card on front pastedown reads `Presented by the Newtown Dramatic Societyto Dame Sybil Thorndike and Mr Lewis Casson on the occasion of their visit to Montgomeryshire on Wednesday, 28th January, 1942' and is signed `W Burdon Evans' [Director of the Press]
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Photograph album of the cast of the Australian film `Cupid Camouflaged'

A suede covered photo album titled `Cupid Camouflaged 31 May 1918' in gilt, with captions in white ink under each photograph. 28 mounted original photographs of the cast of this black & white, silent Australian film, `Cupid Camouflaged' . Directed by Alfred Rolfe for The Production Company, the cinematography (and the photographs?) by Lacey Percival, the album consists of photographs of the cast, either on location, or enjoying themselves in various grand houses (such as `Moonbara', and `Yaralla'), sailing, at the beach, on the golf course, at the `Pacific Hotel', Manly. Cast members who have signed their photographs include Rosamund Lumsdaine, Madge Hardy, Ethel Kelly, Tony Martin and John Maude
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FROST, Lawrence

Compendium Of His Views of Australia. The City Views
[Sydney, 1878 or 1879] Title page and 25 original photographs of Sydney, each with page of descriptive text; 4to, in a later half calf gilt binding, with cloth sides. Some of the text pages have been repaired by expert mounting on paper. Tanning to mounts, but the photographs are in very good condition
Little is known about Frost and his Sydney photographic practice. The photos appear to have been issued separately, at one shilling each, and 52 pictures were to complete the series. (It appears that only the National Library holds a copy of the Compendium, which has 25 photographs, the same as this one). Frost's title-page states `To special order these photos. will be prepared by the permanent carbon process, which, having no destructive chemicals in its composition, never fades, nor looses the fresh bloom which is upon the prints when they leave the printer's hands'
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Men in Women's Guise. Some Historical Instances of Female Impersonation. Translated from the French by Robert B. Douglas
London, Bodley Head, [1926] ppxvi, 284, [4], 6 photoplates; roy. 8vo, original cloth, gilt lettering. A fine copy
Includes the Abbe de Choisy, the Chevalier d'Eon., Philip d'Orleans, and men who have made their careers in the theatre as women
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She Stoops To Conquer or the Mistakes of a Night. With illustrations by Hugh Thomson
London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1912]. First edition 198 pages, 25 tipped-in colourplates, b/w ills by Thomson; folio, ornate cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. Occasional scattered foxing, else a very fine copy
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GREENE, Graham

The Complaisant Lover. A Play in Two Acts
London, Samuel French, (copyright 1959) pp76, photo frontis. from the original production. 8vo, wrappers. Very good
We offer a large selection of plays in French's Acting Editions. Other playwrights include Sean O'Casey, Noel Coward, and Bill Naughton
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$35 - 15 each


Grock King of the Clowns. Edited by Ernst Konstantin, translated by Basil Creighton
London, Methuen, 1957, first U K edition pp222, photoplates. 8vo, cloth. Edges foxed, else very good in dust wrapper
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HEANEY, Seamus

Dublin, Gallery Books, 1984 8vo, hard cover, . Fine dust jacket
The special issue of 250 copies, signed `Seamus Heaney'
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HEANEY, Seamus

Hedge School. Sonnets from Glanmore
Salem, Oregon, 1979 with coloured woodcuts by Claire van Vliet, Large 8vo, double wrappers. Fine
No. 95 of 285 numbered copies, signed by Heaney and Van Vliet
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HEANEY, Seamus

New Selected Poems 1966 - 1987
London, Faber, 1990 8vo, quarter cloth with printed label. Fine in matching cloth-edged slipcase
No. 34 of the special issue of 100 copies for sale, signed `Seamus Heaney'
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HEANEY, Seamus

Sweeney Astray. A version from the Irish
Derry, A Field Day Publication, 1983 pp78. 8vo, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket
Signed by Heaney on title-page
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Programme of Shakespeare's `Antony and Cleopatra' signed by Laurence Olivier (Antony), Vivien Leigh (Cleopatra), and Robert Helpmann (Octavius Cesar), at St James's Theatre London, 1951. Together with an original photograph of Helpmann as Oberon in `A Midsummer Night's Dream', at the Old Vic in 1954. [19x24cms]

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Mein Kampf. Unexpurgated edition. With an introduction by the translator, James Murphy
London, Hutchinson, in association with Hurst & Blackett, n.d. (1939?) pp584, over 200 b/w photo ills. 4to, rebound ? in cloth, gilt lettering. A little insect damage to cloth, else very good
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The Home Annual (Australia Beautiful) 1934
Sydney, Art in Australia, 1934 pp92, illus. in col. & b/w,; folio, original illus. wrappers. Very good
With illustrations by J. J. Hilder, Will Ashton, Cazneaux, and Hans Heysen. Other issues are available
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LANG John Dunmore

Freedom and Independence For The Golden Lands of Australia; The Right of the Colonies
London, Longman, 1852. First edition Map frontis. 8vo. Original blind stamped cloth, a little darkened on spine & edges. The cloth has some small cracks along the spine. A very good copy
Ferguson 11336. We have a large selection of Lang's publications and pamphlets. Please inquire
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Alun Leach-Jones By Graeme Sturgeon, Robert Gray, Christoper Gentle
Sydney, Craftsman House, 1988. First edition pp132, 36 colour plates; 4to, pictorial cloth. Fine in sl. soiled slipcase
Signed `Alun-Leach Jones 6/100'. The de-luxe edition with the original colour lithograph, signed and numbered 6/100
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Betrayed Spring. A novel of the British way
Moscow, 1955, 1st Russian edition pp608, paper uniformally browned. 8vo, decorated cloth
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Life Rarely Tells. An Australian Boyhood. [With] The Roaring Twenties [and] Fanfrolico And After
London, Bodley Head, 1958; 1960; 1962; First editions pp224, 240, 288, b/w plates; 8vo, hard cover. Fine copies in like (price-clipped) dust jackets
Lindsay's autobiographical triology. The eldest son of Norman Lindsay, Jack Lindsay was a poet, novelist, art historian, printer and publisher of the beautiful Fanfrolico Press books
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Meetings With Poets. Memories of Dylan Thomas, Edith Sitwell, Louis Aragon, Paul Eluard, Tristan Tzara
London, 1968, 1st edition pp244, 8vo, cloth, d/w. Fine
Inscribed `To Tony Mills with the best wishes of Jack Lindsay, & with many thanks for his help for my work. Feb.69'
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Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Done into English by Jack Lindsay, illustrations by Norman Lindsay
Sydney, Fanfrolico Press, 1925. First edition pp50, 4 full-page tipped-in plates, text ills; folio, original boards with cloth spine. A fine copy in the scarce dust wrapper (this is slightly chipped)
No. 123 of 136 copies published by the Fanfrolico Press, signed by Jack Lindsay. The first book of the press, and the only bound book to be issued by the Sydney imprint. (`The Passionate Neatherd' was published in 1926, but owing to Lindsay's haste in preparing to leave for London, was sold unbound). A fine copy in the extremely scarce plain dust wrapper
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LINDSAY, Norman, & Hugh McCrae

Satyrs And Sunlight being the collected poetry of Hugh McCrae illustrated and decorated by Norman Lindsay, with an introduction by Thomas Earp
London, Fanfrolico Press, [1928] 34 full-page plates, decs. by N.L; 4to, green morocco, t.e.g., others uncut. Morocco rubbed, as usual, else very good in a custom-made slipcase
No. 274 of 500 copies published by the Fanfrolico Press
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LINDSAY, Raymond

A Letter From Sydney. Being a long epistle from Ray Lindsay to his brother Jack relating mainly to their lives in Sydney in the nineteen-twenties. Edited by John Arnold
Melbourne, Jester Press, 1983 pp60, tipped-in photo frontis; 4to, cloth, printed in gilt. Mint in slipcase
The collector's edition of 100 numbered copies, signed by John Arnold
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LUKE, Monte

Vintage silver gelatin photograph tipped onto a Christmas Greeting card, signed in pencil `The Sliprails Monte Luke'.
120 x 90mms, tipped onto card. Fine
Monte Luke, the Australian photographer (1885-1962). the Christmas card probably dates from the late 1940s or early 1950s
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4 libretti for operas as given by W. S. Lyster's Grand Opera Company; Auber's Masaniello (1865), Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia (1865) and Lucia di Lammermoor (1872), and Bellini's Norma (1871)
Melbourne & Sydney, 1865-1872 each booklet has 24 pages, 8vo, in original printed sewn wrappers, some rubbing & foxing, else very good
William Lyster, a colourful Irish impresario, introduced opera seasons to Australia. With a variety of companies, he spent 2 long periods in Australia 1861-1868, and 1870-1888. Most of his activity was in Melbourne, but he also toured to Sydney, Adelaide and New Zealand, as well as to Victorian country towns
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McGRATH, Raymond

The Seven Songs Of Meadow Lane. A book of poetry and woodcuts
Sydney, privately printed by J T Kirtley, 1924 with 6 full-page original woodcuts, numbered and signed, and 4 original woodcut decorations; tall 8vo, papered boards with printed paper label, vellum spine. Very slight browning to edges of boards, else fine
Number 17 of an edition of 30 numbered & signed copies printed on Japanese Vellum at the handpress of J.T. Kirtley. This copy inscribed by McGrath to Professor Alfred Samuel Hook, the founder of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects
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MORTON, Cavendish

The Art of Theatrical Make-Up
London, A&C Black, 1909, 1st edition ppx, 138, 32 photoplates by the author. 4to, pictorial cloth (v. sl. marked, extremities rubbed). Faint scattered foxing, owner name, stamped on the bottom of the plates, else very good
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PITT, George Dibdin

Sweeney Todd, the Barber of Fleet Street; or, The String of Pearls. A Legendary Drama, in Two Acts.
London, Dicks' Standard Plays, n.d. [19th century] pp12 plus 4pp adverts. Engraved illustration on title. 8vo. Disbound
Offered with Life of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street', a 32 page booklet. Both bear the signature of Melbourne collector/dealer J. P. Quaine. Also inserted is a single page advertisment for John Dicks' publications
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The Play Pictorial. An Illustrated Monthly Journal. Vol. 1, No. 1 (third edition, 1902) to Vol. 71, No. 425 (1937). 65 issues uniformly bound in 58 volumes. Lacks volumes 34, 43, 46, 49, 58 & 59. Complete with Index for Nos. 1-446
London, 1902 - 1937 Folio, decorated cloth gilt, cloth. Small piece cut from one volume. Very good
Reviews of English theatre, including thousands of photographs of the productions, actors, etc. . A fabulous run from April 1902
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POTTS, David

Original silver gelatin photograph, [Rabbit Trapper 1947] signed on the rear`David Potts 1994'.
We are also offering `Bondi Cliffs', `Children in the Rain', `Henley 1960', `London 1953', `Sydney Harbour 1960', `Sydney Harbour Ferry 1960', `Whitby 1953', `William St Sydney 1960', `Yaranderie 1947'. All signed on rear `David Potts 1994'
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$550 - 350

PRESTON, Margaret

Monotypes... edited by Sydney Ure Smith, with an introduction by Gwen Spencer, and an essay by Preston
Sydney, Ure Smith, [1949]. First edition pp16, 27 tipped-in col. plates; folio, cloth, pictorial end-papers by Preston after aboriginal designs. Very good in dust wrapper with a 2 inch tear at top
This copy signed `Margaret Preston'. The book that most clearly shows her interest in Aboriginal art. It includes a complete list of her monotypes and their owners
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The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar. Programme of Adelaide University Theatre Guild performance
Adelaide, 1968 photoplates, line illus. by Arthur Boyd; 8vo, wrappers. Some silverfish damage to front wrapper, else very good
Together with another programme for the same production, a single folded stiff sheet, with a Norman Lindsay illus. on front. Presented at the Fifth Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1968
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The Merchant of Venice. Newly Printed from the Folio of 1623. The Players' Shakespeare. Introduction by Harley Granville-Barker. Merchant of Venice, Cymbeline, Midsommer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Love's Labour's Lost, and King Lear
London, William Benn, printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, 1923 - 1927 Illustrated in colour by Paul Nash, Thomas Lowinsky, Charles Ricketts and others, and in b/w by Emery Walker, with title-pages in red and black. Folio, original papered boards, linen spine.With the original printed dust wrappers
Printed in a limited edition of 550 copies, these being No. 332
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$150 each

SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley

The School for Scandal. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson
London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1911], first edition 196pages, 25 tipped-in colourplates, b/w ills by Thomson; folio, ornate cloth gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut. Occasional foxing & offsetting, else a fine copy
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STEIN, Gertrude

Paris France
New York, Scribners, 1940, first U. S. edition pp120, 8 plates ((4 colour); 4to, boards. Edges foxed, else very good in the attractive dust wrapper by Sir Francis Rose
Stein's personal tribute to France at the outbreak of war. A history of the French spirit through art, literature, food, fashion, and tradition
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The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser. A facsimile reproduction of Vol. 1, March 5, 1803 to February 26, 1804 9 Volumes in 7
Sydney, 1963 folios, cloth. Fine in dust jackets and presented in 3 custom made slipcases
Published under the terms of the William Dixson Foundation
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Theatre and Cinema Programmes. 7 bound volumes, dating from 1929-1935. The programmes are interleaved with photographs of the stars, (many signed), letters, reviews, tickets, invitations and other memorabilia
8vos, bound in cloth. Very good
Collected and bound by Gerald Pelmore, who has included a typed index with each volume. Many annotations and comments on the performers, 'photography', etc, are inserted. Pelmore has inserted a labelled tissue guard before each photograph (many of which are signed). There are signatures from over 50 stars, including John Gielgud, Jack Hawkins, Diana Maxwell, and Ann Todd. Some of the programmes are also signed. A wonderful record of London entertainment over these seven years
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Tom Roberts 1856-1931 A Catalogue Raisonne. 2 volumes
Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1985 pp214, pp276, vol 1 text vol 2 illus in colour & b/w; 4to, neat owner bookplate, hard cover, very good in like (sl. sunned on spine) dust jacket
Comprehensive study of this important Australian artist. Signed by the author
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TRELAWNY, Edward John

Records of Shelley, Byron and the Author. 2 volumes
London, Basil Montagu Pickering, 1878. first edition ppxvi, 214; xii, 246; with a portrait and plate in each volume. 8vos, half calf, cloth boards, marbled edges and endpapers. Calf rather rubbed and brittle, flecking to boards, foxing. Else very good firm copies
In 1858 Trelawny published Recollections of the Last Days of Byron and Shelley, but greatly expanded and gave a wonderful new title to the work for its definitive 1878 edition. The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English describes the Records as extremely lively and readable, though none too scrupulous with the facts.
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Angels Before Me: the Road to Santiago
Sydney, privately printed, 2014 pp152, with a map. 8vo, pictorial boards. New
The edition is limited to 300 signed and numbered copies. A personal, anecdotal essay on the famous pilgrimage walk. Orders taken
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WINTER, Marian Hannah

The Theatre of Marvels. Preface by Marcel Marceau
New York, Benjamin Blom, 1964 pp208, hard cover, spine slightly darkened, dec. endpapers, very good in like dust jacket
'In the Theatre of Marvels all the performing arts - ballet, drama, opera, mime and circus - were synthesized to create a world of fantasy and imagination'
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French Leave
London, Herbert Jenkins, 1955, first edition pp206, 2pp. adv, 8vo, red cloth stamped in black.Edges very sl. browned, else very good in fine dustwrapper, price clipped
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If I Were You
London, Herbert Jenkins, n.d. [1940s). Eighth printing pp280, 8pp. adv, 8vo, red cloth stamped in black.Top edge dusty, else very good in the W. Heath Robinson dust wrapper. The wrapper is spotted on the inside, and has the 5/- on the spine neaty cut out (common practice with British books sold in Australia). A lovely copy
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Laughing Gas
London, Herbert Jenkins, 1936. First (Colonial) edition pp312, 8pp. adv, 8vo, beige cloth stamped in red. A very good crisp copy in the dust wrapper with `Herbert Jenkins Colonial Library' on the spine. There is minimal edge chipping to the dustjacket, and occasional spotting to edges - no inscriptions or marks of previous ownership
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Money in the Bank
London, Herbert Jenkins, [1946], first edition pp252, 2pp. adv, 8vo, red cloth stamped in black. Foxing to edges, else very good in dustwrapper, small closed tear at top, price clipped
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Uncle Dynamite
London, Herbert Jenkins, [1948], first edition pp250, 2pp. adv, 8vo, orange cloth stamped in black. Foxing to edges, else very good in fine dustwrapper, price clipped
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The King of the Great Clock Tower
Dublin, Cuala Press, 1934. First edition pp48 8vo, boards, cloth spine, printed paper label (v. slightly rubbed). A fine copy
400 copies were printed
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