Catalogue 138
A selection from our stock offered on Stand 7 at the Australian & New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers’ Rare Bookfair, Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July 2018, in Wilson Hall, Melbourne University. Our phone number at the Fair will be 0430344952.

Item 1
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Lighthouses and Lightships: a descriptive and historical account of their mode of construction and organization

London, Nelson, 1871, first edition
pp322, b/w illustrations, many full page. 8vo, decorated cloth. Very good

Adams (1828-91) journalist, lexicographer, and writer of popular science

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Item 2
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The Northanger Set Of Jane Austen Horrid Novels. Edited by Devendra P. Varma. Set of 7 vols. Castle of Wolfenbach (contains the editor's preface to the set); Clermont, The Mysterious Warning, The Necromancer, The Midnight Bell, The Orphan of the Rhine, Horrid Mysteries

London, Folio Society, 1968. First editions thus
woodblocks by Joan Hassall; 8vos, black gilt stamped cloth. A little spotting, else very good

Folio Society 247. Collection of the 18th century gothic novels famously mentioned in Austen's Northanger Abbey

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Item 3
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Mrs Beeton's Book Of Household Management

London, London, Ward Lock, 1906. New edition
ppviii, 2056, 32 (adv), 29 (of30?) colour plates, numerous b/w illustrations; very thick 8vo, morocco spine (some wear) but internally very good

This is the edition with the chapters on Colonial cooking - `Parrot Pie' and `Roast Wallaby' are among Australian contributions. A little foxing, mainly to edges, else a very fresh, clean copy

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Item 4
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Biographia Literaria or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinins. 2 volumes. Second edition prepared for publication in part by the late Henry Nelson Coleridge completed and published by his widow

London, William Pickering, 1847
8vos, library cloth with chipped paper labels. Some foxing and staining, else good firm copies

Samuel Taylor Coleridge first published this in 1817. Henry Nelson Coleridge was the poet's nephew and son-in-law, as well as his executor and editor

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Item 5
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Signed `Junot Diaz'

New York, Riverhead Books, 2007, first edition
pp340; 8vo, cloth. A fine copy in fine dust jacket

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. The second published book and first novel by the American writer who achieved notoriety at the recent Sydney Writers Festival when he was accused of sexual harassment

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Item 6
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Piccaninnies

[Sydney, 1940s]
pp20, b/w illus. throughout; 8vo, pictorial wrappers, sl. darkened. Signed `Mary Durack'

Muir 2185

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Item 7
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Poems In Memory Of A Wife

London, Cecil Palmer, 1919. First edition
pp40, 8vo, original card with illus. wrapper (from a Ruby Lind drawing) . Wrapper a little spine darkened with a tiny tear to lower edge, else fine

Written in memory of his artist wife Ruby Lindsay, who died of the Spanish flu in London in 1918. Signed `Will Dyson'. In 1920 Dyson oversaw the publication of `The Drawings of Ruby Lind'

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Item 8
Click on the image to see an enlarged version EXHIBITION. COLONIAL AND INDIAN EXHIBITION LONDON 1886.

Illustrated Handbook To Victoria, Australia. Edited by James Thomson

Melbourne, John Ferres, 1886
pp108, b/w plates, some folding; roy. 8vo, printed wrappers. Extremities reinforced with tape, tape marks on endpapers, internally sound

A presentation copy `with the compliments of the Victorian Royal Commission', and signed `James Thomson'

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Item 9
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International Exhibition Paris 1878. Report of the Commissioners for Victoria

Melbourne, 1879. First edition
ppxvi, 558, b/w illustrations, including fold-out plates. 4to, half calf, raised bands gilt. Spine rubbed, else very good

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Item 10
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [FRANKLIN, J] KANE,  Elisha Kent

Arctic Explorations: the second Ginnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin 1853', '54, '55

London,T. Nelson & Sons, 1868
pp508, (2, glossary of Arctic terms), b/w illustrations; 8vo, full calf, spines raised in compartments, corners bumped, boards rubbed, hinges cracked. Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, school prize

Franklin was Governor of Van Diemen's Land before his epic and tragic voyage in search of the North-West Passage

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Item 11
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Die Frau in Der Karikatur

Munchen, Albert Langen, 1928. Third edition (brought up to date)
ppx, 488 (text in German), over 450 b/w illustrations, many colour plates. Thick 4to, pictorial cloth (faintly spotted). Very good

First published in 1906, Fuchs (1870-1940) was a Marxist, Art collector, and political activist. His publications included many in a caricature series that included, besides this Women in Caricature, the Great War in Caricature, the Jew in Caricature, etc. Lavishly illustrated on every page, with many double page colour plates, and Europe-wide examples

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Item 12
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Communism - Why Not?

Melbourne, 3rd ed. [1940s]
pp160, 8vo, original wrappers, slightly darkened. Very good

Inscribed `From the author himself Father P. J. Gearon', who has tipped onto the rear wrapper a newspaper illustration of himself `the author many years ago'. Essays include World Full of Wealth; Money is an Order on Goods; Depression Caused by Bankers; The So-called New Morality; The Idea of Work at Any Cost. Includes an Appendix with some quotes from "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion"

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Item 13
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Bearded Ladies. Stories

Brisbane, UQP, 1984. First edition
pp168, 8vo, cloth. Faint spotting to top edges, else fine in fine dust jacket (sunned on spine)

Grenville's first book. Signed `Kate Grenville' on title page, and `with many thanks and warmest best wishes Kate' on front free endpaper'

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Item 14
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Lilian's Story

New York, Viking, 1986, 1st U.S. edition
pp228, 8vo, cloth. Edges spotted, else fine in fine dust jacket

The American edition of the acclaimed first novel which won the Vogel Literary Award in 1984. It contains an additional 30 pages written specially for this American edition. Signed `For Gerard [Windsor] with respect and affection Kate 25.12.86'

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Item 15
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The Secret River

Melbourne, Text, 2005. First edition
pp336, endpaper maps. 8vo, cloth. Slight tanning to edges, else fine in fine dust jacket

Signed `for Gerard - with admiration and affection'. The acclaimed novel which has been turned into a play, and a mini series

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Item 16
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The Fatal Shore. A History of the Transportation of Convicts to Australia 1787-1868

London, Collins, 1987. Special Bicentenary Edition
ppxvi, maps, 688, photoplates; 8vo, full morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Fine in slipcase

No. 17 of 250 copies to mark the Australian Bicentenary in 1988, fully numbered and signed by Robert Hughes

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Item 17
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Come To Me My Melancholy Baby

Melbourne, Outback Press, 1975. First edition
8vo, wrappers, a little rubbed

First book by this early feminist poet, now long resident in New York. Signed `In Sisterhood Kate Jennings'

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Item 18
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James Joyce. A Critical Introduction

London, Faber, 1944, first U.K. edition
pp168, 8vo, cloth. Edges spotted, else very good in rare dust jacket

From the library of Australian collector Ralph Smith, with his bookplate, and `Ralph Smith from M.K. Faber & Faber' [Morley Kennerley], written in pencil on free endpaper

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Item 19
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Great African Travellers from Mungo Park to Livingstone and Stanley

London, Routledge, n.d. [1874?]
ppviii, 536, frontis. portrait, numerous text illus (engraved by the Dalziel brothers), large folding map; 8vo, half calf gilt, spines raised in compartment, marbled sides, edges and endpapers. A handsome copy in very good condition

Kingston is best known as a writer of boys' adventure stories

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Item 20
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [LALIQUE, R] WALKER,  Gila, English editor

Rene Lalique Jewelry Glass. Exhibition at the Musee des Arts Decoratif 1991-1992

Paris, 1991
pp255, superb colour & mono photos; folio, cloth boards. A fine copy in dust jacket and slipcase

No. 1839 of 3000 copies in English

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Item 21
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A Bush Calendar

Sydney, Cornstalk, 1924. New edition
pp110, photo plates; 8vo, pictorial cloth. Inner hinge starting, else very good in the attractive (and scarce) dust wrapper

Signed `Amy Eleanor Mack' on title page

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Item 22
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Will Watch: The Bold Smuggler. A Tale of the Coast

London, W. M. Clark (1842)
pp[iv], 380, text illus. throughout, 8vo, bound without wrappers, in a clumsy binding of calf backed boards (rubbed)

The frontispiece is heavily foxed, but a surprisingly clean copy for such a cheap publication. With the owner signature of the Melbourne collector of bloods J. P. Quaine, who quotes Montague Summers Gothic Bibliography. Miles was the author of `Pugilistica', `Dick Turpin' and other such works

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Item 23
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Popular Astronomy

London, [1876]
ppxvi, 304, plates & text ills.8vo, full tree calf gilt, spines raised in compartments. Hinges a little tender, else very good

A prize inscription inside front cover from the Kings School reads `Prize for mathematics awarded to H. M. Baylis from the headmaster, Geo F. Macarthur'. With fine colonial provenance. The King's School at Parramatta, Sydney, is Australia's first independent school. Rev. George Fairfowl Macarthur, the son of Hannibal Hawkins Macarthur and Anna Maria, daughter of Governor King, was appointed headmaster in 1868. H. M. Baylis is presumably the son of the early colonial settler, Henry Baylis

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Item 24
Click on the image to see an enlarged version O'CONNOR,  Flannery

A Good Man Is Hard To Find and other Stories

New York, Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1955. First edition
pp252; 8vo, black cloth lettered in purple and yellow. Edges spotted, else very good in very good, price clipped, dust jacket

With all the first edition points (but without the printed jacket price of $3.50 - the book was bought in Australia!)

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Item 25
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Was It Yesterday?

Adelaide, Rigby, 1983. First edition
pp120, col. & b/w ills; 4to, Half leather, slipcase. Fine

Autobiography of this author of Australian juveniles. No. 45 of 150 copies numbered by the artist. Signed `Pixie O'Harris 83'

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Item 26
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The Hole in the Hill

Sydney, Ure Smith, 1961. First edition
pp144, illustrated by Jennifer Murray, 8vo, pictorial boards. Extremities slightly rubbed, else good in dust jacket (a little worn at edges)

Ruth Park's first published book for children. This true first pre-dates the English edition

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Item 27
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A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy

London, S. Palmer, 1728. First edition
pp[50], 408, 12 fold-out copper engraved plates, vignettes, engraved by John Pine after J. Grison. 4to, contemporary calf, hinges cracked, spine worn. A very good, unrestored copy, with wide margins. Includes the list of subscribers

Pemberton was a friend and colleague of Newton. In his Preface, he gives an account of his recollections of Newton. He had previously superintended the the 3rd edition of Newton's `Principa Mathematica', contributing a Preface to the book

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Item 28
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13 original albumen cartes de visite [10x6.5cm] and one cabinet portrait [16.5x10.5cm] by Melbourne photographers, mid nineteenth century. The studios include C.Hewitt, Paterson Bros., Johnstone O'Shannessy, Batchelder & Co, J Sharp, and J. Botterill

Very good condition; some with mild spotting

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Item 29
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A musical photograph album. Plays 2 airs ` We Sail the Ocean' and `Sweet Forget Me Not'. With 58 daguerreotypes, cartes-de-visite, and cabinet portraits, in mounts decorated with chromolitho garlands and flowers

Full embossed leather, gilt, (29x21cms), all edges gilt. With metal clasp, and the key. Some paper tears to the mounts - the album and photographs in good condition

With the wedding notice of Vincent Swan, Edinburgh, with Helen Lindsay Black, of Fife, pasted in. The photographs, from studios in Edinburgh and Sydney, are of people of all ages (family members?)

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Item 30
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Natural Magic... in Twenty Books, wherein are set forth all the Riches and Delights of the Natural Sciences

London, Thomas Young, 1658. First edition of the English translatiom
pp[8], 410, 6. Engraved half title by R. Gaywood, engraved title page in red and black, woodcuts in text. 4to, old calf, recently rebacked. Very good

Giovanni Battista della Porta (1535(?)- 1615, was an Italian scholar and writer with widespread scientific interests. This is his most famous work, covering natural and occult philosophy, astrology, alchemy, mathematics and natural philosophy. Counterfeiting gold, beautifying women, tempering steel, cookery, invisible writing, and pneumatick experiments are some of the myriad topics

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Item 31
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SHAKESPEARE,  William

The Works. Edited from the best texts. With a glossary. In 12 volumes. Together with 12 volumes of Works - Byron, Wordsworth, Hood, Longfellow, Milton, Sheridan and Goldsmith

London, W. Kent and Co, 1880,1881
Small 8vos (7x10cms), green cloth (spine damage to one Wordsworth volume).The 24 volumes are housed in an attractive oak bookcase with roller shutter door

The bookcase stands 33cms high. Very readable print

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Item 32
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SIEBE,  Henry

The Conquest of the Sea. A book About Divers and Diving

London, Chatto & Windus, [1873]. First edition
ppxii, 300, illustrated. 8vo, full calf, raised bands gilt (slightly rubbed). A very good copy

Henry Siebe's father Augustus founded a manufacturing firm specialising in diving equipment, and in 1830 produced the first diving helmet. His son's book was equally pioneering, and went beyond the practical to an exploration of the possibilities and opportunities for man's exploration of the seabed. Originally from Germany the Siebes migrated to England. Their firm, still in existence as Siebe Gorman, is now based on the Gold Coast, Australia.

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Item 33
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Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing figures of all the recent species, with names and other information

London, Simpkin, Marshall and Co, 1859. First edition
With 24 full-page hand-coloured colour plates, each with printed explanation page, plus adverts. 4to, original red cloth, slightly darkened, printed label on spine. A fine copy

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Item 34
Click on the image to see an enlarged version STOPES,  Marie

Our Ostriches. A Play of Modern Life. In three acts

London, Putnam's, 1923. First edition
pp106, (16pp adverts). 8vo, illustrated wrappers. Very good

In spite of fierce opposition and attempted censorship, Marie Stopes' play about birth control enjoyed a successful run at the Royal Court Theatre in London

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Item 35
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A supposedly fun thing I'll never do again

New York, Little Brown, 1997. First edition
pp354 8vo, original blue and yellow boards. Edges very faintly spotted, minor bumping to extremites, else very good in fine dust jacket

Signed `David Foster Wallace'

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Item 36
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Original Handwritten Letter Signed on 20 Martin Road headed writing paper, hand dated 8.vi.88. Written to Gerard Windsor, who was a member of the three man panel advising on the Patrick White Prize

`I have never really been happy about your being a member of the panel as you are a fiction writer and might become eligible for the prize. Now I am asking you also [as well as Humphrey McQueen] to stand down, though perhaps as you have been telling people there soon won't be anyone to give it to, you think my attempt to reward neglected writers is a farce.' Gerard Windsor's mss reply is on the verso (and his account of what's behind his last sentence is available on application). A single sheet (faintly foxed). In the envelope hand addressed by White

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Item 37
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`The Twitching Colonel' in The London Mercury 35 April 1937

pp603-609. 4to, wrappers, backstrip torn. Very scarce

Patrick White's first published fiction, and never republished in his lifetime. See Hubber & Smith p267. This issue of the Mercury also saw the publication of H.G. Wells' science fiction novel `Star-Begotten', which appeared complete in 3 issues (the May and June issues are also included here)

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Item 38
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [WITCHCRAFT] MEINHOLD,  William

Sidonia The Soceress. Translated by Lady Wilde. Illustrated by Thomas Lowinsky

London, Julian Editions, 1926, first edition thus
xx, 482 pages, numerous b/w illus. by Thomas Lowinsky; 4to, brown buckram with red morocco titling label. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Boards slightly rubbed, else fine

225 copies were printed at the Cambridge University Press. A handsome and scholarly book, beautifully illustrated by Lowinsky, and translated by Lady Wilde, Oscar Wilde's mother, and herself a notable Irish poet who frequently wrote under the name of Speranza. With the owner bookplate of noted erotica collector Kaz Posney

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