Women

Item 1
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ADAMS,  Glenda

Dancing on Coral

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1988. First edition
pp292, 8vo, cloth. Edges foxed, else very good in d/w

With `New South Wales Premier's Literary Award Special Award 1987' sticker on d/w. This also won the 1988 Miles Franklin award

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Item 2
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ADAMS,  Glenda

Games Of The Strong

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1982. First edition
pp150, 8vo, cloth. Very good in fine d/w

Second novel by the winner of the 1988 Miles Franklin award

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Item 3
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ADAMS,  Glenda

The Hottest Night Of The Century. Short stories

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1979. First edition
pp126, sm. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine d/w

Glenda Adams' first published book

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Item 4
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ADAMS,  Glenda

Longleg

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1990. First edition
pp340, 8vo, cloth. Very good in fine d/w

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Item 5
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ALLEN,  Agnes

The Story Of Clothes. With drawings by Agnes and Jack Allen

London, Faber, 1975. Reprint
pp260, text ills; 8vo, cloth. Top edge sl. spotted, else fine in fine dustwrapper (price-clipped).

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Item 6
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ANDERSON,  Bonnie S, and Judith P Zinsser

A History of Their Own. Woman in Europe from prehistory to the present. Volume 1

New York, Harper & Row, 1988. First edition
pp592, illus, 8vo, cloth (hardback). A sprinkle of spotting to upper edges, cloth sl. bowed, else fine in the dustwrapper

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Item 7
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ANDERSON,  Ethel

Little Ghosts

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1959. First edition
pp196, 8vo, cloth. Very good in the attractive dust jacket

Collection of Indian stories from the Australian author who lived in India for 10 years

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Item 8
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ANDERSON,  Ethel

Squatter's Luck and other Poems

Melbourne University Press, 1952, first edition
pp48, frontis; 8vo, cloth. Very good in dust wrapper

Anderson's first book of verse

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Item 9
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ANDERSON,  Ethel

Sunday At Yarralumla. A Symphony

Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1947, 1st edition
pp62, frontis., title-page illus; 8vo, papered boards, cloth spine. Some spotting, else very good in dust jacket

Poems inspired by the country around Canberra, and the old homestead that is now Government House

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Item 10
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ARNOLD,  Bruce

Mainie Jellett and the Modern Movement in Ireland

New Haven, 1991
pp216, many col. & b/w ills; 4to, cloth . Fine in d/w

A lavishly illustrated biography of Mainie Jellett (1897-1944) a central figure of the modern art movement in Ireland

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Item 11
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ASHDOWN,  Dulcie M

Ladies in Waiting

New York, 1976
pp212, photoplates, 8vo, cloth (hardback). Spotting to upper edges, else fine in the dustwrapper

Some of whom, like Sarah Churchill, became more powerful than the Queens they served

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Item 12
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ASQUITH,  Lady Cynthia

Diaries 1915-1918. With a foreword by L. P. Hartley

London, Hutchinson, 1968, 2nd impression
ppxix, 530, b/w plates & illus; roy. 8vo, cloth. Owner name, edges faintly spotted, else a good copy in dustwrapper

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Item 13
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ASTLEY,  Thea

A Kindness Cup

Melbourne, Nelson, 1974, first edition
pp154, 8vo, cloth. Edges spotted, front endpaper sl. marked with offsetting and a neat number, else very good in fine dust jacket (with the wrap around band)

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Item 14
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ASTLEY,  Thea

Vanishing Points

Melbourne, Heinemann, 1992, first edition
pp234, 8vo, cloth. Edges tanned, small remainder dot, else very good in fine dust wrapper

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Item 15
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ATKINSON, L.] CLARKE,  Patricia

Pioneer Writer. The life of Louisa Atkinson: novelist, journalist, naturalist. By Patricia Clarke

Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1990. First edition
pp260, b/w illus; 8vo, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket

Biography of Australia's first native-born woman novelist

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Item 16
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ATWELL,  Winifred

Vintage black & white publicity photograph, signed in ink `Sincerely Winifred Atwell' 200x250cms

The acclaimed Trinidadian-born pianist (1910-1983) first toured Australia in 1955. She made Australia her home in 1970, and took citizenship shortly before she died

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Item 17
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ATWOOD,  Margaret

Alias Grace

London, Bloomsbury, 1996, 1st UK edition
pp470, 8vo, cloth. Edges faintly spotted, else fine in like d/w

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Item 18
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [AUSTEN,  Jane]

Emma Watson. The Watsons Completed. By Joan Aiken

London, Gollancz, 1996, 2nd impression
pp222 . 8vo, cloth. Fine in like dust jacket

The fourth of Joan Aiken's `Jane Austen entertainments'. This one completes the seventeen thousand word fragment Austen left unfinished at her death

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Item 19
Click on the image to see an enlarged version AUSTEN  Jane

Love And Friendship and other early works. Now first printed from the original ms. by Jane Austen. With a preface by G. K. Chesterton

London, Chatto & Windus, 1923 (2nd impression)
pp140, endpapers decorated with Cassandra Austen's coloured ills. 8vo, decorated cloth. Very good

Keynes No. 173

$220 Order or Enquire

Item 20
Click on the image to see an enlarged version AUSTEN,  Jane

Northanger Abbey. Intro. by Richard Church. Wood engravings by Joan Hassell

London, Folio Society, 1960
pp224, 8vo, cloth. Spine sunned, a little foxing, neat owner name. Else very good in the box

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Item 21
Click on the image to see an enlarged version AUSTEN,  Jane

Sense & Sensibility. Introduction by Richard Church

London, Folio Society, 1958/60
pp286, wood-engravings by Joan Hassall; 8vo, cloth backed papered boards. Spine sunned, else very good

Folio Society 122

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Item 22
Click on the image to see an enlarged version AUSTEN,  Jane

Shorter Works. Introductions by Richard Church

London, Folio Society, 1975/1978
wood-engravings by Joan Hassall; 8vos, cloth backed papered boards. A very good in slipcase

Includes the complete novels `Lady Susan' and `Love and Friendship', the minor novels, the fragments, `The Watsons', `Sanditon', `Catharine', and `The History of England'

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Item 23
Click on the image to see an enlarged version AUSTEN,  Jane

Volume the Third. Now first printed from the manuscript. Preface by R. W. Chapman

Oxford, the Clarendon Press, 1951, 1st edition
ppviii, 134, 8vo, cloth backed boards. Spotting to spine and prelims, else very good

The third printed volume of the Juvenilia contains the stories `Evelyn', and `Kitty, or The Bower'

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Item 24
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [AUSTEN, J] FULLERTON,  Susannah

Jane Austen & Crime

Sydney, Jane Austen Society of Australia, 2004. First edition
pp248, b/w ills; 8vo, pictorial wrappers. Fine

Profusely illustrated from contemporary sources. Signed `Susannah Fullerton'

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Item 25
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [AUSTEN, J] LASCELLES,  Mary

Jane Austen and her Art

Oxford University Press, 1939. First edition
pp226.; 8vo, cloth. Very good

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Item 26
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [AUSTEN, J] VILLARD,  Leonie

Jane Austen A French Appreciation.Translated by Veronica Lucas. With `A New Study of Jane Austen' (interpreted through Love and Friendship' by R. Brimley Johnson

London, George Routledge, 1924. First edition
pp248. 8vo, cloth, edges foxed Else very good copy in dust jacket

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Item 27
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [AUSTEN, J] WILSON,  Barbara Ker

Jane Austen In Australia. A novel

London, Secker & Warburg, 1984. First edition
pp330, 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper

An imaginative novel which has Jane Austen accompanying her aunt (convicted of theft and transported) to the Colony of New South Wales)

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Item 28
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BACALL,  Lauren

Lauren Bacall By Myself

London, Cape, 1979. First edition
pp378, b/w photoplates; 8vo, hard cover. Fine in fine (price clipped) dust jacket

Inscribed by Lauren Bacall to the Australian theatre director Allan Davis

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Item 29
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BAER,  Ann

Medieval Woman. Village Life in the Middle Ages

London, Michael O'Mara, 1996. First edition
pp236, 8vo, cloth (hardback). A sprinkle of spotting to upper edges, else fine in the dustwrapper

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Item 30
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BARINE,  Arvede

La Grande Mademoiselle 1627-1652. Translated into English by Helen E. Meyer

New York, Putnam's, 1903
ppx 448, 28 full page plates; 8vo, half calf with marbled boards. Very good

The story of Anne Marie Louise d'Orleans, the granddaughter of Henry IV of France, in a handsome binding. Courted by most of the crowned heads of Europe (her mother's fortune made her one of the richest women in the world), but she died unmarried and childless

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Item 31
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BARNES,  Djuna

Selected Works Of Djuna Barnes. Spillway/ The Antiphon/ Nightwood

London,Faber,1962, first edition thus
pp366, 8vo, cloth, d/w.Very good

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Item 32
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BARTON.C.] MUIR,  Marcie

Charlotte Barton: Australia's first children's author

Sydney, 1980, signed copy
pp36, facsimile title page; 8vo, wrappers, sl. spotted, else fine

Only 500 copies were printed. This one numbered & signed `Marcie Muir'. A fine copy, unsigned & not numbered, is available for $25

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Item 33
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BASKERVILLE,  Margaret

Margaret Baskerville Sculptor

Melbourne, August 1929
38 tipped in plates; sm 4to, gold stamped vellum. neat inscription, else fine

Limited to 250 copies, of which this is signed, and numbered 24

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 34
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BASSETT,  Marnie

The Governor's Lady. Mrs Philip Gidley King

London, Oxford University Press, 1956, second edition
pp132, b/w plates; 8vo, hard cover, owner name. A very good copy in dust jacket

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Item 35
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BEDFORD,  Ruth

Who's Who In Rhyme And Without Reason

Sydney, Australasian Publishing Company, 1948, first edition
pp34, line illustrations by Judith Mauldon; 8vo, original illus. boards. Boards a little stained, else very good in dust jacket

Humorous verse. Signed by Ruth Bedford

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Item 36
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BEETON,  Mrs

The Shorter Mrs. Beeton

London, 1987
pp240, col. plates; 4to, glazed boards. Fine in fine d/w

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Item 37
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BEHN,  Aphra

The Royal Slave and other Novels of Mrs Aphra Behn. With an introduction by Ernest A. Baker

London, George Routledge & Sons, Limited, 1913
ppxxvii, 380, 8vo, cloth, top edge gilt. A very good copy

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Item 38
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BEHN,  Aphra, attributed to

The Ten Pleasures Of Marriage and the second part, The Confession Of The New Married Couple. Reprinted with an intro. by John Harvey

London, 1922
pp280, b/w illus; roy. 8vo, cloth stamped & lettered in gilt, t.e.g. Cloth darkened, else very good

Privately printed for the Navarre Society

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Item 39
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BELL, V] SPALDING,  Frances

Vanessa Bell

London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1983. First edition
ppxvi, 400, colour & b/w photoplates; roy. 8vo, hard cover. Very good in fine dust jacket

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Item 40
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BLACK. D] NORTH,  Ian

The Art Of Dorrit Black. By Ian North

Melbourne, Macmillan, 1979. First edition
pp152, profusely illus. in col. & b/w; 4to, cloth. Owner name, faint tape marks to endpapers, else very good in fine d/w

The definitive book on Black, the important Australian artist painting between the wars, who is credited with introducing modernism into Australian art. 26 works in colour and 57 in black and white are reproduced. Lists all Black's known works, exhibitions, and gives a comprehensive bibliography. Offered with a catalogue of 29 works from the Josef Lebovic Gallery

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Item 41
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BLANCH,  Lesley

Journey into the Mind's Eye. Fragments of an Autobiography

New York, Atheneum, 1969, first US edition
pp376, frontis; 8vo, cloth. Edges faintly spotted, else very good in d/w (a little rubbed)

Blanch's travels from Uzbekistan to Guatemala by way of North Africa and Siberia. With Australian theatre director Alan Davis' signature

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Item 42
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BLANCH,  Lesley

Pavilions Of The Heart. The four walls of love

London, Weidenfeld, 1974
pp192, profusely illus. in col. & b/w; 8vo, cloth (hardback). Very good in dust jacket

The houses, rooms & castles of famous love affairs

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Item 43
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BLOOMSBURY] CHISHOLM,  Anne

Frances Partridge. The Biography

London, W&N, 2009. First edition
pp402, b/w photographs; 8vo, cloth (hardcover] Neat name on fly, else fine in fine dust jacket

One of the great diarists of the 20th century, Partridge is best known for her association with the Bloomsbury group

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Item 44
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BLOOMSBURY. GADD,  David

Loving Friends. A portrait of Bloomsbury

London, Hogarth Press, 1974, first edition
pp210, photoplates; 8vo, hard cover. a fine copy in like (price-clipped) dust jacket

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Item 45
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BLOOMSBURY. SHONE,  Richard

The Art of Bloomsbury. Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant

London, Tate Gallery, 1999, first edition
pp272, colour & b/w plates; 4to, cloth. Fine in fine Vanessa Bell dust jacket

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Item 46
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BRONTE,  Emily

Wuthering Heights

London, Zodiac Press, 1947
ppx, 308, decorations; 8vo, dec. cloth. Edges sl. spotted, else very good in d/w

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Item 47
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BRONTE] YABLON,  G.A. & John R. Turner

A Bronte Bibliography

London, Ian Hodgkins, 1978
pp152, cloth. Fine

656 titles listed

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Item 48
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BROOKE,  Christopher

The Medieval Idea of Marriage

Oxford, 1990. Reprint
pp326, photoplates. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine (price-cliped) dustwrapper

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Item 49
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning by Margaret Forster

London, Chatto, 1988. First edition
pp400, b/w plates; roy. 8vo, cloth. top edges dusty, else fine in d/w

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Item 50
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BRUCE,  Mary Grant

From Billabong To London

London, Ward Lock, n.d.
pp256, b/w frontis; 8vo, cloth. Edges foxed, else a near fine copy in the dust jacket

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Item 51
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BRYDLOVA,  Bozena

Io Unveiled. (The Brydlovan Theory of the Origin of Numbers)

New York, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., 1922. First edition
pp90, b/w illustrations. 4to, cloth-backed boards. A fine copy in the chipped plain dust jacket

Bozena Brydlova was a numerologist and a member of the American Theosophical Society

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Item 52
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BURKE,  Janine

Australian Women Artists 1840-1940

Melbourne, Greenhouse, 1980, 1st edition thus
pp188, profusely illus. in col. & b/w; 4to, hardback. Owner inscription, else very good in dust jacket

Expanded from Burke's catalogue of 1975, this is the first general monograph on Australian women artists

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 53
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BURKE,  Janine

The Heart Garden. Sunday Reed and Heide

Sydney, Knopf, 2004. 1st edition
pp450, photoplates, 8vo, hardback. Fine in dust jacket

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Item 54
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BURNEY,  Fanny]

Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay (1778-1840) as edited by her niece Charlotte Barrett. With preface and notes by Austin Dobson. In six volumes

London, Macmillan, 1904-5. First editions
gravure plates, facsimiles; roy. 8vo, original red cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Cloth darkened, a little foxing, mainly to edges. A very good set of this handsome edition

An intimate of the court of King George III and Queen Charlottte, Fanny Burney (Madame D'Arblay) knew everyone who was anyone in the worlds of society, art, music and literature

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Item 55
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BURNEY, F] DOODY,  Margaret Anne

Frances Burney The Life in the Works

Rutgers University Press, 1988, first edition
pp442, b/w ills; roy. 8vo, cloth. Edges faintly spotted, else fine in dust jacket

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Item 56
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BURNEY, F] MOORE,  F. Frankfort

The Keeper of the Robes

London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1910]
x, 468, 7 tipped-in plates; roy. 8vo, cloth gilt with paper illus. front board. Foxing, edges darkened, else a good copy

Daughter of Charles Burney, sister of James (who sailed with Captain Cook on his last two voyages), and connected with everyone in London's musical and literary society, Fanny Burney reluctantly accepted this position at the court of George III and Queen Charlotte

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Item 57
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [BURTON, R. & I] LOVELL,  Mary

A Rage to Live. A Biography of Richard and Isobel Burton

London, Little Brown, 1998. First edition
pp910, photoplates, endpaper maps; roy. 8vo [155X240mm], cloth. Fine in dustwrapper

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Item 58
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BURY,  Lady Charlotte

The Diary Of A Lady-in-Waiting. Being the diary illustrative of the times of George IV interspersed with original letters from the late Queen Caroline and other distinguished persons. Introduction by A. Francis Steuart. 2 volumes

London, Bodley Head, 1908
ppxvi, 416, (4); 486, (24),, 18 plates; roy. 8vo, cloth, gilt, a.e.g. Some foxing, good copies

Lady Charlotte (1775-1861) daughter of a duke, and widow of another, was appointed lady-in-waiting to Queen Caroline in 1809. She published a scandalous account of life at the court anonymously, as well as several `silver fork' novels

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Item 59
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BYATT,  A.S

Babel Tower

London, Chatto, 1996, first edition
pp618, 8vo, cloth. Edges tanned, small scrape on lower board, else very good in fine dust jacket

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Item 60
Click on the image to see an enlarged version BYATT,  A.S

Possession A Romance

London, Cape, 1990, first edition
pp512, 8vo, cloth. Paper tanned, else very good in fine dust jacket

The Booker Prize winner

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Item 61
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CADOGAN,  Mary

The William Companion

London, Macmillan,1990, first edition
pp240, b/w ills, 8vo, cloth, very good in d/w

An insight into Richmal Crompton's William books

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Item 62
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CADOGAN,  Mary and Patricia Craig

You're a Brick, Angela! A New look at Girls' Fiction from 1839-1975

London, Gollancz, 1976. First edition
pp398, illus., 8vo, cloth. Edges faintly spotted, else very good in like d/w

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Item 63
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CAMBRIDGE, A] TATE,  Audrey

Ada Cambridge Her Life and Work 1844-1926 by Audrey Tate

Melbourne University Press, 1991, First edition
pp320, b/w photos, 8vo, hard cover. Very good in fine dust jacket

A critical biography of this important Australian writer

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Item 64
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CAMERON,  Julia Margaret

The Cameron Collection. An Album of Photographs... presented to Sir John Herschel. Introduction by Colin Ford

London, National Portrait Gallery, 1975, first edition
pp144, photoplates; folio, cloth. Very good in the dust wrapper

The original album by the Victorian photographer, purchased by public subscription for fifty two thousand pounds, is published here for the first time

$85 Order or Enquire

Item 65
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CAMPBELL,  Marion

Lines of Flight. A novel

Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1985, first edition
pp292, 8vo, softcover, with dust wrapper. Fine

Marion Campbell's first novel

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Item 66
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CANNING,  Charlotte]

Charlotte Canning. Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Victoria and wife of the first Viceroy of India 1817-1861. By Virginia Surtees

London, John Murray, 1975. First edition
pp320, b/w plates; 8vo, cloth. End-papers sl. browned else very good in dust jacket

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Item 67
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CARTLAND,  Barbara

The Outrageous Queen. A biography of Queen Christina of Sweden

London, Shakespeare Head Press, 1956. First edition
pp256, portrait frontis., 8vo, cloth. A little foxing, neat owner name, else very good in dust jacket

The bizarre life of the Queen of Sweden [1626-1689), whose sexuality and gender was constantly a source of gossip and innuendo. She was certainly an intellectual. a soldier, a scholar and a passionate art collector

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Item 68
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CARTWRIGHT,  Julia

Isabella D'Este Marchioness of Mantua 1474-1539. 2 volumes

London, John Murray, 1915
pp392, 420, tissue guarded plates, genealogical table. 8vos, original cloth gilt. Sl. spotting to edges, very good

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 69
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CASTOR,  Helen

She-Wolves. The Women Who ruled England Before Elizabeth

London,Faber, 2000. First edition
ppxvi, 474, colour plates. Roy. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

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Item 70
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CHASE,  Edna Woolman, with Ilka Chase

Always In Vogue

New York, Doubleday, 1954, first edition
pp382, b/w photos; 8vo, cloth. Very good without d/w

Memoir by Vogue's famous editor. This copy inscribed `To Sir Charles and Lady Lloyd Jones with warm good wishes from Edna Woolman Chase'. Author's Christmas card is included

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Item 71
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CHRISTIE,   Agatha

An Autobiography

London, Harper. 2010. First edition
pp542, photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Remainer mark on lower edges, else fine in fine d/w

Includes the CD of Christie's voice recordings

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Item 72
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CHRISTIE,  Agatha

Murder In Mesopotamia

London, Collins Crime Club, 1958
pp288, 8vo, red cloth. Edges & prelims spotted, neat owner name. A good plus copy in the attractive Robin Macartney dust jacket (price clipped, but very good)

The first edition was published by the Crime Club in 1938. This edition is also scarce

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 73
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CHRISTIE, A.] OSBORNE,  Charles

The Life And Crimes Of Agatha Christie

London, 1982. First edition
pp256, photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Very good in fine d/w

Signed and inscribed by Osborne to Allan Davis (Australian born born West End theatre director). A typed verse by Davis `The Life and Crimes of Charles Osborne' is loosely inserted

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 74
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CHURCHILL,  Lady Randolph Spencer

The Anglo-Saxon Review. A quarterly miscellany. Vol.1 June 1899 - Vol. IV March 1900

London, John Murray, 1899 - 1900, first editions
4tos, ornate full morocco stamped in gilt. Spines tender, scattered foxing, else very good

A literary and artistic review, edited by Winston Churchill's mother. It ran for 6 more issues. Many women contributed, including Elizabeth Robins, E.V.B., the Duchess of Devonshire, and Isabella Bishop (on Chinese medicine). Other contributors to these issues include Henry James, Swinburne, Alma Tadema, and George Gissing

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Item 75
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CHURCHILL, S] GREEN,  David

Sarah Duchess of Marlborough

London, 1967, reprint
pp352, b/w. plates; 8vo, cloth. Very good in dust jacket

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Item 76
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CHURCHILL, S] HIBBERT,  Christopher

The Marlboroughs. John and Sarah Churchill 1650-1744

London, Viking, 2000, first edition
pp408, photoplates; 8vo, cloth, fine in fine dust jacket

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Item 77
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [COMPTON-BURNETT,  Ivy]

The Life Of Ivy Compton-Burnett. By Elizabeth Sprigge

London, Gollancz, 1973, first edition
pp192, b/w photographs; 8vo, cloth. Very good with d/w

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Item 78
Click on the image to see an enlarged version COMPTON-BURNETT,  Ivy

Pastors and Masters

London, Heath Cranton, 1925. First edition
pp126, 8vo, cloth. Tiny hole in cloth spine, else very good in slightly soiled dust wrapper with one closed tear

Compton-Burnett's second book

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Item 79
Click on the image to see an enlarged version (COMPTON-BURNETT,  Ivy]

Secret of a Woman's Heart. The Later Life Of I. Compton-Burnett. By Hilary Spurling

London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1985, first edition
pp336, b/w photographs; 8vo, cloth, top edges dusty. very good in dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 80
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CONWAY,  Jill Ker

The Road From Coorain. An Australian Memoir. [Together with] True North. A Memoir

Melbourne, Heinemann, 1989, & London, Hutchinson, 1994. First editions
pp8vos, cloth. Spotting to edges, else very good in dust jackets

The moving story of Ker Conway's struggle from family tragedy and hardship in the Australian bush, to independence and a respected place in academia in the US, was made into a TV film

$60 Order or Enquire

Item 81
Click on the image to see an enlarged version COOPER,  Gladys

Gladys Cooper Autograph. A large, flamboyant signature across a printed portrait (removed from a book)


$25 Order or Enquire

Item 82
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CORELLI,  Marie

Jane. A Social Incident. Illustrated by G. H. Edwards

London, Hutchinson, 1897
pp148, 4, 8 plates; sm. 8vo [95x175mm], original buckram (a little soiled, corners sl. bumped]. Top edges gilt. A little spotting, but a good copy

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 83
Click on the image to see an enlarged version COSS,  Peter

The Lady in Medieval England 1000-1500

London, Alan Sutton, 1998. First edition
pp214, colour & b/w ills. 8vo, cloth. Sl. spotting, else fine in fine dust jacket

Companion volume to `The Knight in Medieval England 1000 - 1400'

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 84
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [COSSINGTON SMITH,  G]

Grace Cossington Smith by Deborah Hart

Sydney, AGNSW, 2005, first edition
pp188, colour & plates; 4to, wrappers. Owner name, else fine

A catalogue of a touring retrospective organised by the Art Gallery NSW

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 85
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CRANE,  Walter

Beatrice Crane Her Book (The 2nd) June 1st 1879. A manuscript by Walter Crane.

Toronto, 1983, first thus
pp10, then coloured illustrations; 8vo, cloth. Fine

Facsimile of the 1879 original, wih an essay on Beatrice Crane by Margaret Crawford Maloney

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 86
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CUMES,  J.W.C

Their Chastity was not too Rigid. Leisure times in early Australia

Sydney, Longman, 1979
ppxvi, 378, b/w illus; lge. 8vo, hard cover. A little spotting to edges, else fine in dust jacket

Explores the place of women in predominantly male Colonial society

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 87
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CUNARD, N] CHISHOLM,  Anne

Nancy Cunard

London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1979. First edition
ppxiii, 366, b/w photographs; 8vo, hard cover spine, papered boards. Very good in fine dust jacket

A biography of the founder of The Hours Press, renowned for publishing the avante-garde writers of the 20s & 30s, including Beckett, Pound, Robert Graves and Norman Douglas. Contains a bibliography of the publications of the Press

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 88
Click on the image to see an enlarged version CUNNINGTON,   C. Whillett & Phillis Cunnington

Handbook of English Medieval Costume

London, Faber, 1973, second edition with corrections
pp210, illustrated. 8vo, cloth. Top edges dusty, else fine in fine (price-clipped) dustwrapper

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 89
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CURZON, I,C,A] DE COURCY  Anne

The Viceroy's Daughters. The Lives of the Curzon Sisters

London, W&N, 2000, first edition
ppx, 422, photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Paper tanned at edges, else very good in dustwrapper (with repaired tear)

Biography of the daughters of Lord Curzon

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 90
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [CURZON,M] NICOLSON,  Nigel

Mary Curzon by Nigel Nicolson

New York, Harper & Row, 1977, first edition
ppxii, 228, photoplates; 8vo, cloth, d/w. Small mark on free fly, where sticker has been removed, else very good

The American heiress who became the Vicereine of India

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 91
Click on the image to see an enlarged version D'ALPUGET,  Blanche

Monkeys In The Dark

Sydney, Aurora Press, 1980, 1st edition
pp176, 8vo, hard cover. Top edges sl. spotted, spine very slightly leaning, else fine in fine (by Donald Friend) dust jacket

Author's first novel, inscribed 'To dearest Rube, love from your granddaughter, Blanche, May 1980' . Inserted is a typescript invitation to the book launch

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 92
Click on the image to see an enlarged version D'ALPUGET  Blanche

On Longing

Melbourne University Press, 2008. First edition
pp84. 8vo, boards. No d/w as issued

In MUP's `Little Books on Big Themes' series

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 93
Click on the image to see an enlarged version D'ALPUGET,  Blanche

Turtle Beach

New York, Simon & Schuster, n.d. [1983], first US edition
pp288. 8vo, cloth-backed boards (hard cover). Very good in like dust jacket

Inscribed to her father and step-mother, and signed `For Da and Tess, with much love, Blanche. January '84'

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 94
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Winter In Jerusalem

New York, Simon & Schuster, 1986, first US edition
pp372. 8vo, cloth. Spine sl. leaning, else very good in fine dust jacket

Signed by D'Alpuget to her father and step-mother `For Da and Tess, with much love, Blanche. July '86'

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 95
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DALTON  Robin

An Incidental Memoir

Melbourne, Viking, 1998, first edition
pp368, b/w photographs; 8vo, cloth, very good in dust jacket

The sequel to Dalton's family memoir `Aunts Up the Cross'

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 96
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DAVIDSON,  Jim

Lyrebird Rising. Louise Hanson-Dyer of l'Oiseau-Lyre 1884-1962

Melbourne, Miegunyah Press, 1994, first edition
pp578, b/w photographs; lge. 8vo, cloth (hardback). Fine in fine dust wrapper

A biography of the Australian born, Parisian based founder of l'Oiseau-Lyre (Lyrebird Press) who at one time assisted the poet Shaw Neilson. No 14 in the Miegunyah Press Series

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 97
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DAVIDSON,  Robyn

Ancestors

London, Cape, 1989. First edition
pp314, 8vo, cloth. Top edges spotted, else very good in dust jacket

First novel by the author of Tracks

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 98
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [DE BEAUVOIR,  S]

Simone de Beauvoir by Claude Francis & Fernande Gontier. Trans. by Lisa Nesselson

London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1987, first English edition
pp412, photoplates. 8vo, hard cover. Fine in fine (price-clipped) dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 99
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [DE BEAUVOIR,  S]

Tete-a-tete. The life and loves of Simone de Beauvoir & Jean-Paul Satre by Hazel Rowley

London, Chatto, 2007, first edition
ppxviii, 430, photoplates. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

Signed by Rowley

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 100
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DE BEAUVOIR,  Simone

The Mandarins A Novel. Translated by Leonard M Friedman

London, Collins, 1957. 2nd edition
pp704, 8vo, hard cover. Sl. foxing to edges & prelims, inscription on fly. Very good in sl. chipped dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 101
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DE SEGUR,  Mme la Comtesse

Memoirs d'un Ane

Paris, Hachette,1906, new edition
pp314, with 75 vignettes by H. Castelli; 8vo, original grained cloth decorated in gilt, all edges gilt. A little soiling to cloth, spine sl. canted. Very good

Madame la Comptesse de Segur (1799-1874) was a French writer of Russian birth. This copy in the attractive Bibliotheque Rose Illustree Series

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 102
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [DICKENSON, E] GORDON,  Lyndall

Lives Like Loaded Guns. Emily Dickenson and her Family's Feuds

New York, Viking, 2010, 1st edition
ppxx,490, photoplates, 8vo, hardback. Neat owner name, else fine in fine dust jacket

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 103
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DINESEN,  Isak

Shadows On The Grass

New York, Random House, 1961. First US edition
pp152, 8vo, cloth. Very good in slightly soiled sust jacket

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 104
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Selected Poems

Sydney, A&R, 1973, first edition
ppxiv, 134, 8vo, cloth. Very good in d/w

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 105
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DOBSON,  Rosemary

A World Of Difference. Australian Poetry and Painting in the 1940s

Sydney, 1973
pp24, 8vo, card wrappers, sunned & faded. The third Herbert Blaiklock memorial lecture

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 106
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [DOBSON, R] HOOTON,  Joy, & others

Rosemary Dobson. A Celebration

Canberra, National Library, 2000, first edition
pp74, 8vo, wrappers. Fine

Invitation to the launch inserted

$18 Order or Enquire

Item 107
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DOHERTY,  Paul

Isabella and the Strange Death of Edward II

London, Constable, 2003. First edition
pp262, 8vo, cloth. Fne in fine dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 108
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Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide

New York, Putnams, 2005. First edition
pp336; 8vo, cloth, d/w. Fine

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 109
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The Ice Age

London, 1977, first edition
pp300, 8vo, cloth. Edges sl. spotted, paper browned, else very good in clipped dust jacket with minimal rubbing

Signed `Margaret Drabble'

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 110
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The Middle Ground

London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1980, first edition
pp248, 8vo, cloth. Top edge spotted, paper tanned, else very good in fine dust wrapper

Signed `Margaret Drabble'

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 111
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The Millstone

New York, Morrow, 1966, first US edition
pp192; 8vo, cloth backed board. Very good in dustjacket

Margaret Drabble's third novel

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 112
Click on the image to see an enlarged version DRABBLE,  Margaret

A Writer's Britain. Landscape in Literature. Photographs by Jorge Lewinski

London, T&H, 1979, 1st edition
pp292, 121 ills., 31 in colour; 4to, cloth. Very good in sl. sunned dust jacket

The perfect marriage of text and illustrations - am armchair literary tour

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 113
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Daphne du Maurier by Margaret Forster

London, Chatto & Windus, 1993. First edition
pp456, b/w photos, 8vo, cloth, edges browned. Large owner inscription else very good in d/w

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 114
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Seeing through Indonesia

Melbourne, Hawthorn Press, 1877, First edition
pp120, illustrated by the author. 8vo, cloth. Very good in dustwrapper

The Australian artist's impressions of the Republic

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 115
Click on the image to see an enlarged version EDGEWORTH,  Maria

Frank

London, Routledge, n.d. (inscript. 1869). New edition
pp190, (2), coloured frontis. & title-page. Sm. 8vo, pictorial cloth gilt, sl. rubbed. Prelims spotted else very good

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 116
Click on the image to see an enlarged version EDGEWORTH,  Maria

Harry and Lucy: to which are added The Little Dog Trusty, The Cherry Orchard, and the Orange Man

London, Routledge, n.d. (c. 1870). New edition
pp192, (16), coloured frontis. & title-page. Sm. 8vo, pictorial cloth gilt, spine sl. torn at lower edge. Prelims spotted else very good

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 117
Click on the image to see an enlarged version EDWARDS,  Deborah, & Denise Mimmocchi

Sydney Moderns. Forward by Daniel Thomas

Sydney, AGNSW, 2013, first edition
pp324, colour & plates; 4to, wrappers. Fine

Profusely illustrated catalogue of the exhibition by the Art Gallery NSW. Includes work by Grace Cossington Smith, Margaret Preston, and Hera Roberts

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 118
Click on the image to see an enlarged version (ELDERSHAW,  F.ed)

The Peaceful Army. A memorial to the pioneer women of Australia, 1788-1938

Sydney, 1938
pp138, 10 fullpage photoplates; 4to, wrappers. Light spotting to prelims, else very good

Articles include Elizabeth MacArthur by M. Barnard Eldershaw; Rose Scott by Miles Franklin; some pioneer women artists by Margaret Preston

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 119
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ELIOT,  George]

A Biography. By Gordon S. Haight

London, 1978
pp492; 540, roy. 8vo, cloth. top edge dusty, else very good in d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 120
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ELIOT, G] HALDANE,  Elizabeth S

George Eliot and her Times

London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1928, first edition
pp316, b/w plates; 8vo, cloth, foxing to edges & prelims, else very good

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 121
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ELIZABETH I] GLOVER,  Alan, compiler

Gloriana's Glass

London, The Nonesuch Press, [1953]
pp152, wood-engraving by Joan Hassall; 8vo, illus. cloth, very slightly marked. With the Ingleton bookplate on front pastedown. Very good

Queen Elizabeth I reflected in verses & dedications addressed to her, reports concerning her, and her own words written and spoken. 1250 copies were published by the Nonesuch Press, to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 122
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ELIZABETH I] Perry.  Maria

Elizabeth. The Word of a Prince. A Life from Contemporary Documents

London, 1990
pp352, col. & b/w ills; 8vo, cloth. Fine in slip case

Folio Society

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 123
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ELIZABETH I] WATKINS,  Susan

Elizabeth I and her world

London, Thames & Hudson, 1998, first edition
pp208,numerous col. & b/w ills;4to, cloth. Fine in fine d/w

$40 Order or Enquire

Item 124
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The Most of Nora Ephron

New York, Knopf, 2013. First edition
pp562, 8vo, [165x240mm], original cloth. A fine copy with fine dustjacket

A collection of Ephron's best writing - essays, journalism, plays, including the screenplay of `When Harry Met Sally', and her best seller, `Heartburn'

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 125
Click on the image to see an enlarged version EPTON,  Nina

Love And The English

New York, World Publishing, 1960. First edition
pp390, 8vo, hard cover. Very good in like dust jacket

Epton's defense of the English as lovers

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 126
Click on the image to see an enlarged version EPTON,  Nina

Love And The Spanish

London, Cassell, 1961. First edition
pp216, 8vo, hard cover. Edges spotted, else very good in like (price-clipped) dust jacket

Spain - `a country of Magdalenes and repentant Don Juans as well as gay sinners'

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 127
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FAINGES,  Marjory

Australian Dollmakers A History. Versatile & Inventive

Kenthurst, Kangaroo Press, 1986
pp144, col. & b/w photo-illustrations; sm. 4to, cloth. Lower edge shelf rubbed, else very good in d/w

The history of the Australian doll

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 128
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FELL,  Christine, Clark, Cecily, and Elizabeth Williams

Women in Anglo-Saxon England and the impact of 1066

London, Colonnade, 1984. First edition
pp208, b/w ills., 8vo, cloth. Sl. spotting to top edges, else fine in fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 129
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FISCHEL,   Dr Oskar, & Max Von Boehn

Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century as represented in the pictures and engravings of the time. Translated from the German by M. Edwardes with an introduction by Grace Rhys. 4 vols

London, J. M. Dent, 1927 (revised and enlarged edition)
profusely illus. in colour and b/w from reproductions of contemporary prints, photographs and paintings; sm. 4tos, decorated cloth gilt, gilt lettering. Edges a little spotted, else very good

A very detailed and scholarly account of the fashion and modes of living in the years 1819 to 1914. A very pretty set

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 130
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FITZGERALD,  Penelope

A House of Air Selected Writings. Introduction by Hermione Lee

London, Flamingo, 2003, first edition
ppxxii, 552, 8vo, cloth. Edges a little tanned, else very good in dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 131
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Wax Flowers for Gloria

Sydney, Ure Smith, 1958. First edition
pp224, 8vo [130x190mm], cloth. A good copy in worn & chipped Cedric Flower dustwrapper (now protected)

Flower's first novel

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 132
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A Wreath Of Water-Lilies

Sydney, Ure Smith, 1960. First edition
pp192, 8vo [130x190mm], cloth. Very good in the attractive dustwrapper (sl. worn & chipped]

Pat Flower's third crime novel

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 133
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FORSYTH,  Holly Kerr

Remembered Gardens. Eight Women and their Visions of an Australian Landscape

Melbourne, Miegunyah Press, 2006, first edition
pp274,colour & b/w ills, 4to, cloth. (hardback). Fine in fine dust jacket

Discusses the colonial gardens created by such pioneer women as Elizabeth Macarthur, Gorgiana Molloy, and Louisa Anne Meredith

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 134
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The Complete Autobiography

London, The Women's Press, 1999
pp436, photoplates, 8vo, softcover. Fine

Reprints the previous volumes of autobiography in one volume

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 135
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FRANK,  Anne

The Diary Of A Young Girl. Translated from the Dutch by B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. With an Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt

New York, Modern Library, 1952
pp286 (2). Sm. 8vo, cloth (faintly flecked). Else very good in price clipped dustwrapper. With the sticker of Sydney bookseller Dymock's on front endpaper (hence the price-clipping)

No. 298 in the Modern Library Series. First published in Dutch in 1947, this edition was published the same year as the first American edition, the first to be published in English

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 136
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FRANKLIN,  Miles

My Brilliant Career. Intro. by Joan Aiken. Drawings by Dodie Masterman

London, Folio Society, 1983, first edition thus
pp256, line ills; 8vo, dec. cloth. Owner name, else fine

Folio Society 520

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 137
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FRANKLIN,  Miles

My Brilliant Career. Preface by Henry Lawson

Sydney, A&R, 1965, new edition
pp232, 8vo, hard cover. Very good in sl. tanned (price-clipped) dust jacket

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 138
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FRASER,  Antonia

The Weaker Vessel. Women's Lot in 17th century England

London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1984, 1st UK edition
pp544, b/w plates; roy.8vo, cloth, d/w.Edges sl. dusty, else very good

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 139
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FRASER,  F. & Nettie Palmer, eds

Centenary Gift Book. Victoria - Australia 1834-1934. Published for the Women's Centenary Council

Melbourne, 1934
pp166, col. frontis., 16pp plates, text ills; 4to, stiff boards, dust jacket. Neat owner inscription, very good

Contributors included Edna Walling, H.H. Richardson, K.S.Prichard, Clarice Beckett, Hilda Rix Nicholas and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 140
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The English Gentlewoman

London, Barrie & Jenkins, 1987, first edition
pp222, colour & b/w plates; 4to, cloth, fine in dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 141
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The Second Stage

London, Michael Joseph, 1982
pp384, 8vo, cloth. Paper browned, else a good copy in dust wrapper

Feminist classic

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 142
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Memoir of the Life of Elizabeth Fry, with extracts from her Journal and Letters. By two of her daughters. 2 volumes

London, Charles Gilpin, 1847, first edition
ppxii, 496, (4); viii, 524, (6), engraved frontis. to each vol. 8vo, original bind stamped cloth, gilt lettering. Some foxing to frontis. of vol. 1, else very good copies

For more than 25 years Elizabeth Fry visited every convict ship leaving for Australia. She founded the `British Ladies' Society for Promoting the Reformation of Female Prisoners in 1821'. As well as giving birth to 11 children, she also worked for the education of working women, the homeless, and the mentally ill

$295 Order or Enquire

Item 143
Click on the image to see an enlarged version FURLONG,  Monica

The Light of the Kingfisher. A Journey Among the Kukatja Aborigines

London, HarperCollins, 1996,first edition
pp178, 8vo, cloth hardcover). Very good

The author stayed with the aboriginal community of Wirrumanu at Balgo in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 144
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GARNER,  Helen

Cosmo Cosmolino

Melbourne, McPhee Gribble, 1992. First edition
pp224, 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine d/w

Inscribed `To the Windsors/ affectionately/Helen Garner/March'92'

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 145
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GARNER,  Helen

Honour And Other People's Children. Two stories

Melbourne, McPhee Gribble, 1980. First edition
pp156, 8vo, cloth. A little spotting, else very good in fine dust jacket

Garner's second book. Signed `Helen Garner'

$175 Order or Enquire

Item 146
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GARNER,  Helen

The Spare Room

Melbourne, Text, 2008. First edition
pp196, 8vo, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket

Garner's first novel since 1992

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 147
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GASKELL,  Mrs

Cranford

London, Dent, 1904
pp256, colour ills. by C.E. Brock; 8vo, attractive decorated cloth gilt. Scattered foxing, else very good

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 148
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GASKELL,  Mrs

Wives And Daughters, An Every Day Story

London, Smith Elder & Co, 1867. A new edition
pp592, b/w illus; 8vo, old library cloth (edges worn, outer spine splitting). Scattered heavy foxing, else a good copy

First published in 2 volumes the previous year

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 149
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GASKIN,  Catherine

Sara Dane

Sydney, Collins, 1954. 1st edition
pp448, 8vo, cloth, d/w (rubbed). Edges a little dusty, else a very good copy

Historical novel set in Sydney's early convict days

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 150
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GATTEY,  Charles Neilson

Queens Of Song

London, 1979. 1st ed
pp248, photoplates; 8vo, bound in full leather gilt. Fine

Melba, Malibran, Tetrazzini, Patti, Lind, and other divas

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 151
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GEORGE,  Elizabeth

A Great Deliverance

London, Bantam, 1989 First UK edition
pp256, 8vo, hard cover, in . Fine dust jacket

The first Inspector Lynley mystery

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 152
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Here Be Dragons

London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1946. First edition
pp316; 8vo, hard cover. A little spotting, else very good in price-clipped dust jacket

$40 Order or Enquire

Item 153
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GIBBS,  May

Mother Of The Gumnuts. Her life and work. By Maureen Walsh. [Tog. with] Gumnut Classics. The Famous Gumnut Adventures. 2 volumes in slipcase

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1985, first edition
pp228; 496, profusely illus; 4to, cloth, dust jackets, very slightly sunned. Fine in fine slip-case

Critical biography together with an anthology of this much loved author's work. Winner of the Book Design award for 1985

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 154
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GILBERT,  O.P

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

$110 Order or Enquire

Item 155
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GILMORE,  Mary

Hound Of The Road

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1922. First edition
pp160, 8vo, cloth, spine a little bowed, else fine

Prose musings by this leading Australian poet

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 156
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GILMORE,  Mary

Letters. Selected & edited by W.H. Wilde & T. Inglis Moore

Melbourne, University Press, 1980. First edition
pp428, photoplates; 8vo, cloth . Very good in fine dust wrapper

`Review copy' notice on MUP letterhead pasted in

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 157
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GILMORE,  Mary

Verse For Children

Sydney, 1955. First, hand-set, edition
pp24, illus. by Celeste Mass; sm. 8vo, pictorial cloth. Neat owner name. A fine copy in the dust jacket

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 158
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Elinor Glyn

London, Hutchinson, 1955. Reprint
pp356, photoplates. 8vo, cloth, edges tanned, a few fox spots. Name on fly, else a good copy in d/w

The beautiful actress and her relationships with the important men of the Edwardian era

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 159
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GORDIMER,  Nadine

The Essential Gesture. Writing, Politics and Places. Edited and introduced by Stephen Clingman

London, Cape, 1988, 1st edition
pp356, 8vo, cloth, d/w. Edges sl. spotted, else fine in dustwrapper

Non fiction from the acclaimed South African writer

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 160
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [GREENAWAY,  Kate]

Kate Greenaway. A Biography. By Rodney Engen

London, Macdonald, 1981, first edition
pp240, colour & b/w illus; 4to, cloth. Very good in d/w

The 19th century children's author and illustrator

$60 Order or Enquire

Item 161
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Daddy We Hardly Knew You

London, Hamish Hamilton, 1989. First edition
pp312, 8vo, cloth. Edges foxed and browned, neat owner name; else very good in the dust jacket

Greer examines the affects of war on men, through her quest to understand her father

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 162
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Greer Untamed Shrew. By Christine Wallace

Sydney, Macmillan, 1997. 1st edition
pp384, plates, 8vo, cloth, d/w. Very good

An unauthorised biography

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 163
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The Obstacle Race, The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work

London, Secker & Warburg, 1979. First edition
pp374, colour & b/w plates; roy. 8vo, cloth. Offsetting to prelims from newspaper cutting, else fine in dust jacket

$50 Order or Enquire

Item 164
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On Rage

Melbourne University Press, 2008. First edition
pp108. 8vo, boards. No d/w as issued

Greer's essay on the plight of Australian Aborigines. In MUP's `Little Books on Big Themes' series

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 165
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Shakespeare's Wife

London, 2007. First softcover edition
pp406, 8vo, wrappers. Neat owner name. Fine copy

$18 Order or Enquire

Item 166
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Slip-Shod Sibyls. Recognition, rejection, and the woman poet

London, Viking, 1995. First edition
pp518, photoplates. 8vo, cloth (hardcover). Neat owner name, else fine in dustjacket

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Item 167
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No Return Ticket. Clyde Packer interviews nine famous Australian expatriates including Robert Hughes, Gordon Chater, Germaine Greer, Maxwell Newton, Zoe Caldwell and Sumner Locke Elliott

Sydney, A & R., 1984. 1st edition
pp156, b/w plates; 8vo, hard cover. Fine in dust jacket

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 168
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GRENVILLE,  Kate

Dark Places

Sydney, Pan Macmillan, 1994. First edition
pp376, 8vo, cloth. Slight tanning to edges, else fine in fine dust jacket

Signed and inscribed by Grenville

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 169
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The Idea of Perfection

Sydney, Picador, 1999, first edition
pp404. 8vo, wrappers (softcover). Paper tanned, else very good. Signed `Kate Grenville'

This was the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction. An invitation to the launch (by Margaret Throsby) is tipped in

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 170
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GRENVILLE,  Kate

Lilian's Story

Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1986. First edition
pp228, 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

Acclaimed first novel which won the Australian/Vogel award in 1984. Later editions have a different text, based on the first American edition. Grenville later won the International Orange Prize for fiction. Signed and inscribed by Grenville `with thanks and love'

$110 Order or Enquire

Item 171
Click on the image to see an enlarged version GUNTHER.

La Mode. Ete 1958 Costumes et Manteaux

Paris, Gunther & Co, 1958
colour plates; folio, softcover [210x350mm]. Fine

French fashion patterns

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 172
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HAAG,  Michael

The Quest for Mary Magdalene. History and Legend

London, Profile Books, first edition
pp324, illustrated; 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 173
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HALLIGAN,  Marion, & Rosanne Fitzgibbon, editors

The Gift of Story. Three decades of UQP short stories

St Lucis, UQP, 1998. First edition
pp466; 8vo, cloth. Paper browned, else very good in fine d/w

Thea Astley, Olga Masters, Kate Grenville, Lily Brett, Gillian Mears, and others

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 174
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [HARGROVE,  Ethel]

Loiterings among the Lakes of Cumberland and Westmorland. By the author of `Wanderings in the Isle of Wight'

London, RTS, c. 1860
pp208, colour frontis. by Kronheim, text ills. Sm. 8vo, pictorial cloth gilt, all edges gilt. A little spotting, else a good copy of a very attractive little book

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 175
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HARROWER,  Elizabeth

The Watch Tower

London, 1966, 1st edition
pp220, 8vo, cloth. Very good in d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 176
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A Dandelion for Van Gogh

Sydney, Island Press, 1985. First edition
pp56, 8vo, wrappers. Small mark on cover where sticker has been, else very good

No. 33 of 1000 copies

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 177
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HARRY,  J.S

The Deer Under The Skin

Brisbane, UQP, 1971. First edition
pp56, 8vo, wrappers. Very good

Paperback Poets 5. Author's first book, it was awarded the Harri Jones prize

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 178
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HART,  Deborah

Joy Hester and Friends

Melbourne, National Gallery of Australia, 2001, first edition
pp136, colour & b/w plates; 4to (240x290mm), softcover, card wrappers. Very good

A well illustrated catalogue of Hester's painting from the 1940s to 1960. Covers her marriage to Albert Tucker, and her friendship with Sidney Nolan and John and Sunday Reed

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 179
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HARTNETT,  Sonya

Of A Boy

Melbourne, Viking Penguin, 2002, first edition
pp198. 8vo, hard cover [135x210mm]. Paper lightly tanned, lower edge sl. scraped, else fine in fine dust jacket

Suspense novel set in Melbourne

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 180
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HAZZARD  Shirley

Coming of Age in Australia. The Boyer Lectures 1984

Sydney, ABC, 1985 (1st ed.)
pp62, 8vo, wrappers. Very good

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 181
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HAZZARD,  Shirley

The Transit Of Venus

London, Macmillan, 1980, 1st U.K. edition
pp338, 8vo, cloth. Top edges spotted, else very good in the dust jacket (minimal rubbing at edges)

Most acclaimed novel from Australian author Hazzard, long time resident in New York

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 182
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HEYER,  Georgette

My Lord John

London, The Bodley Head, 1975, First edition
pp382, 8vo, cloth. A fine copy in fine dust jacket

Heyer's last novel, published the year after her death. Her attempt at a serious historical novel about the soldier and statesman John Duke of Bedford, the son of England's Henry IV

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 183
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HICKMAN,  Kate

Daughters of Britannia. The Life and Times of Diplomatic Lives

London, HarperCollins,1999
pp324, photoplates, endpaper maps; 8vo, cloth. Paper tanned else fine in fine dust jacket

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Vita Sackville-West, Isabel Burton, and others. Signed `Katie Hickman'

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 184
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HILTON,  Lisa

Queen's Consort. England's Medieval Queens

London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008
ppxiv, 482, plates, 8vo, cloth. Fine in dustwrapper

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 185
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The Journal of Elizabeth, Lady Holland. (1791-1811). Edited by the Earl of Ilchester. 2 volumes

London, Longmans Green, 1908. First edition
portrait frontis. to each vol; roy. 8vo, cloth gilt, slight flecking. Foxing to edges, else very good copies

Married to the 3rd Lord Holland, Elizabeth Fox was another formidable Whig hostess

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 186
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Portrait of a Chinese Lady and certain of her contempories

London, Hodder & Stoughton, [1929]
ppxvi, 404, 24 b/w plates; roy. 8vo, cloth gilt, sl. rubbed. A little foxing, neat owner name, else very good

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 187
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HUGHES,  Bettany

Helen of Troy. Goddess, Princess, Whore

London, Cape, 2005. First edition
ppxxxviii, 458, colour plates, maps. Roy. 8vo, cloth. Sl. tanning, else fine in fine dust jacket

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 188
Click on the image to see an enlarged version HUGHES,  Mary Kent

Matilda Waltzes With The Tommies

Melbourne, 1946 (rep.)
pp176, endpaper maps, plates; 8vo, hard cover. Nice copy in the attractive dust jacket

An Australian woman's travels whilst on active service with the British Army

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 189
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [HUMPHRIES,  Barry]

Handling Edna. the Unauthorised Biography

Sydney, Hachete, 2009. First edition
pp388, photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Fine in d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 190
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JAMES,  Alice

The Diary Of Alice James. Edited by Leon Edel

London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1965. First edition
pp242, frontis portrait; 8vo, hard cover. Top edge tanned, else very good in (sl. rubbed). dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 191
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Time to Be Ernest. A Fragment of Autobiography

London, Faber & Faber, 1999. First edition
pp 282, plates. 8vo., cloth, edges sl. browned, neat owner name. Fine in d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 192
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JEAFFRESON,  John Cordy

Brides and Bridals. In Two Volumes

London, Hurst and Blackett, 1872
pp362; 364 royal 8vo, calf backed boards. Sl rubbed, very good copies

Comprehensive history of marriage and weddings - everything from contracts to wedding cakes

$250 Order or Enquire

Item 193
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JEFFERIS,  Barbara

Solo For Several Players

London, Dent, 1961,1st edition
pp120, 8vo, hard cover. Very good in like (price clipped) dust jacket

South Australian writer - the Barbara Jefferis Award was crated in her honour in 2007. This is her third novel

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 194
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The Tall One

New York, Morrow, 1977,1st US edition
pp288. 8vo, hard cover.-backed boards. Very good in like (price clipped) dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 195
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Time of the Unicorn

London, Gollancz, 1974,1st edition
pp274, 8vo, hard cover. Edges sl. spotted, offsetting to flyleaf where newspaper cutting and been inserted, else very good in like (price-clipped) dust jacket

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 196
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JEFFERIS,  Barbara

The Wild Grapes

London, Michael Joseph, 1963,1st edition
pp226, 8vo, hard cover. Edges spotted, neat owner, else very good in like (price-clipped) dust jacket

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 197
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JHABVALA,  Ruth Prawer

Get Ready for Battle

London, John Murray, 1962. First edition
pp224, 8vo, cloth. Edges lightly spotted, else very good in fine dustwrapepr (price-clipped)

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 198
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JOHNSON,   Susan

Flying Lessons

Melbourne, Heinemann, 1990. First edition
pp334, 8vo, cloth. Lower edge a little scraped, else fine in fine d/w

Signed and inscribed by the author

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 199
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JOLLEY,  Elizabeth

Foxybaby

Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, 1985, 1st. edition
pp262, 8vo, cloth. Paper heavily tanned, else very good in fine d/w

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 200
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JOLLEY,  Elizabeth

My Father's Moon

Melbourne, Viking, 1989, 1st edition
pp170, 8vo, cloth. Paper browned, very good in fine d/w

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 201
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Palomino

London, Melbourne House, 1980. First UK edition
pp260, 8vo, cloth.Top edge dusty, else very good in like d/w (price-clipped)

Elizabeth Jolley's first published novel

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 202
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Stories. Five Acre Virgin and The Travelling Entertainer

Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1984. First edition thus
pp298; 8vo, wrappers. Edges spotted, else fine

First reprint of Jolley's first two books

$18 Order or Enquire

Item 203
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The Sugar Mother

Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1988. First edition
pp210, frontis.. 8vo, cloth. Very good in fine d/w

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 204
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JOLLEY,  Elizabeth

The Well

Melbourne, Viking, 1986. First edition
pp176, 8vo, cloth (hardback). Edges spotted, else fine in price-clipped jacket

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 205
Click on the image to see an enlarged version JONES,  Kathleen

The Passionate Sisterhood. Sisters, Wives and Daughters of the Lake Poets

London, Constable, 1997, first edition
ppxx, 314, 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dustwrapper

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 206
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [JOYCE, L] SHLOSS,  Carol Loeb

Lucia Joyce. To Dance in the Wake

London, Bloomsbury, 2004, first edition
pp562, large 8vo, cloth. Neat owner name, else fine in dust jacket

The story of James Joyce's troubled daughter

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 207
Click on the image to see an enlarged version KAYE,  M. M

The Golden Calm. An English Lady's Life in Moghul Delhi. Reminiscences by Emily, Lady Clive Bayley, and her Father, Sir Thomas Metcalfe

London, Web & Bower, 1980. First edition
pp220, profusely illus. in colour; 4to, leatherette. Top edges sl. dusty, else very good in dustjacket (price-clipped)

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 208
Click on the image to see an enlarged version KEESING,  Nancy

Riding the Elephant

Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1988. First edition
pp234, photoplates. 8vo, cloth. Very good in sl. torn d/w

Autobiographical memoir and overview of the Australian literary scene in the second half of the 20th century

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 209
Click on the image to see an enlarged version KEESING,  Nancy, selected by

The White Chrysanthemum. Changing images of Australian Motherhood

Sydney, 1977
pp182, col. & b/w ills; 4to, hard cover. Very good in dust jacket

Anthology of prose and paintings

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 210
Click on the image to see an enlarged version KELAHER,  Mary

The Green Years

London, Nelson, 1936. Second impression
pp316. 8vo, cloth. Spotting to edges, else very good in sl. chipped dust jacket

Novel set in north-western New South Wales and Sydney before and after WW1. Explores class conflicts through life on the land as opposed to city life

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 211
Click on the image to see an enlarged version KEMP-WELSH,  Alice

Of Six Mediaeval Women. To Which is Added A Note on Mediaeval Gardens

London, Macmillan, 1913
ppxx, 190, 26 photo plates. 8vo, half calf (sl. sunned) over straight-grained cloth boards, spines raised in compartments, gilt lettering, Top edge gilt, others sl. spotted. Very good

The women are tenth century Roswitha, Marie de France, Mechtild of Magdeburg, Mahaut, Countess of Artois, Christine de Pisan, Agnes Sorel

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 212
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A Certain Style. Beatrice Davis. A Literary Life

Melbourne, Viking Penguin, 2001. First edition
pp344 illus. 8vo, cloth. Extremities slightly rubbed, else fine in dust jacket

Biography of Australia's most acclaimed book editor, who nurtured the talents of Australian writers from the 1930s to the `70s

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 213
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The River Road

Sydney, Dymock's Book Arcade, 1946. First Australian edition
472 pages; 8vo, cloth. Very good in dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 214
Click on the image to see an enlarged version KLAPISCH-ZUBER,  Christine, editor

A History of Women in the West. Silences of the Middle Ages

Harvard University Press, 1992. First edition
pp576, illustrated; large 8vo, cloth. Some spotting to edges, else fine in fine dustwrapper

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 215
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The Hamilton Case

Sydney,Knopf, 2003. First edition
pp370; 8vo, cloth, paper sl. browned. Fine in d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 216
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LABARGE,  Margaret Wade

Women in Medieval Life. A Small Sound of the Trumpet

London, Hamish Hamilton, 1986. First edition
pp272, illustrated; 8vo, cloth. Edges spotted, else fine in sl. sunned dustwrapper

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 217
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [LADY HAMILTON] RUSSELL,  Jack

Nelson and the Hamiltons

London, Anthony Blond, 1969
pp372, photoplates; 8vo, hard cover. Edges sl. spotted, else very good in (price clipped) dust jacket

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 218
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LAMB,  Charles & Mary

Works In Prose And Verse: Edited by Thomas Hutchinson. 2 volumes

Oxford, [c.1908]
b/w frontis. in each volume; 8vo, bound in full padded leather gilt, all edges gilt. A very attractive set

Mary Lamb (1764-1847) suffered from depression and mental illness for most of her life. In 1794 she stabbed her mother to death, and was incarcerated in various homes. In spite of this, and because of her brother Charles' care, she and Charles had a succesful literary life

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 219
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LANSBURY,  Coral

Arcady in Australia. The Evocation of Australia in Nineteenth-Century English Literature

Melbourne, M.U.P., 1970. First edition
pp202, 8vo, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket

With notes, bibliography, and index. A provocative look at the vision of Australia in English literature, particularly in the books of Charles Dickens. Written by the academic Lansbury, who was also the mother of Australia's Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 220
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LAUDER,  Estee

Estee. A Success Story

New York, 1985. First edition
pp304, photo-plates; 8vo, cloth. Fine in d/w

Autobiography by the head of the successful cosmetics company

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 221
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Louisa. By Brian Matthews

Melbourne, McPhee Gribble, 1987. First edition
pp422, 8vo, cloth. Edges spotted, else fine in fine d/w

The only biography of Henry Lawson's activist, feminist, journalist and poet mother

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 222
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LEAR,  Edward

The Pobble Who Has No Toes

Brisbane, Lock's Press, 1979
8 engravings by Margaret Lock; folio, original cloth with illus paper title label pasted down on front board, deckle edges. Hand printed endpapers. A fine copy

The first book of this Brisbane press, and one of the finest private press books produced in Australia. Number 11 of 60 copies. The paper is velin Arches white, 250 gsm. The text is set in 24 point Caslon. Text and illustrations engraved and printed by Margaret Lock, who has numbered and signed the book

$1595 Order or Enquire

Item 223
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LEHMANN,  John

Thrown to the Woolfs

New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979, 1st U.S. edition
pp164, photoplates, 8vo, boards (sl. bowed). Very good in price-clipped dust jacket

Lehmann's friendship with Virginia and Leonard and his partnership in the Hogarth Press

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 224
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [LENNOX SISTERS] TILLYARD,  Stella

Aristocrats. Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox 1740-1832

London, Chatto & Windus, 1994, first edition
ppxiv, 462, b/w & col. illus, 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

The sisters were connected by birth or marriage to most of the noble and political families in Georgian England and Ireland. Through their letters, journals, household accounts, and lists of debts, Tillyard has constructed a dazzling account of 18th century aristocratic life

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 225
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LESLIE,  Anita

Jennie. The life of Lady Randolph Churchill

London, Hutchinson. 1969.First edition
pp370, b/w plates; roy. 8vo, cloth (hardback). Faint foxing to edges, else a good copy in sl. soiled dust jacket

Biography of Winston Churchill's mother

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 226
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LESSING,  Doris

The Good Terrorist

London, Cape, 1985, 1st edition
pp30, 8vo, cloth. Top edges dusty, else very good in dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 227
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LESSING,  Doris

The Habit of Loving

New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1957
pp310, 8vo, hard cover, price clipped , else fine dust jacket

A collection of short stories

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 228
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Medieval Women. A social history of Women in England 450 - 1500

London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995, first edition
ppxii, 338, photoplates. 8vo, cloth. Edges sl. dusty, else fine in fine dustwrapper

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 229
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Time Without Clocks

Melbourne, Cheshire, 1962. First edition
pp216, 8vo, cloth. Very good in sl. darkened dust wrapper

Autobiography of the author of `Picnic at Hanging Rock', and wife of Sir Daryl Lindsay of the talented Lindsay family

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 230
Click on the image to see an enlarged version LINDSAY,  Norman

The Letters Of Rachel Henning. Edited by David Adams, with a foreword and 40 pen-drawings by Lindsay

Sydney, 1952. 1st edition
pp126, pen drawings by Lindsay, photos and maps; 4to, wrappers. Fine

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 231
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Domestic Life in England

London, 1976. First edition
pp254, colour & b/w ills. 4to, cloth (hardback), Top edges spotted, else very good in sl. sunned, price-clipped dust jacket

Every-day life in England from the Norman Conquest to the present

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 232
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Tooth & Claw

Sydney, Aurora Press, 1983, 1st edition
pp157, 8vo, cloth, edges lightly spotted. Very good in the attractive dust jacket

Lord's second book

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 233
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Straight on Till Morning. The biography of Beryl Markham

London, Hutchinson, 1987, rep. same year as 1st edition
pp408, photoplates. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust wrapper

The flamboyant life of this pioneer flyer, bush pilot, racehorse trainer, and lover of powerful men

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 234
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The War Between the Tates

New York, Random House, 1974
pp372, 8vo, cloth (hardback). Spine sl. leaning, else fine in fine dustjacket

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 235
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Millais & The Ruskins

London, John Murray, 1967, 2nd printing
pp296, col. frontis., b/w plates; 8vo, hard cover, spine sl. leaning. Very good in (price-clipped) dust jacket

Effie Ruskin and her marriages to Ruskin and Millais

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 236
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MacCARTHY,  Fiona

Last Curtsey. The End of the Debutantes

London, Faber, 2006, first edition
ppxiv, 306, b/w photoplates & illus; roy. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 237
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MCCRAE, G.] NIALL,  Brenda

Georgiana A Biography of Georgiana McCrae, painter, diarist, pioneer. With a catalogue of the plates by Caroline Clemente

Melbourne University Press, 1994 (rep.)
pp346, b/w & colour photoplates, 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dustjacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 238
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The Work Of Eileen McGrath. With contributions by G. Rayner Hoff, E.H. Shea, Norman Lindsay, Leslie Wilkinson and J.S. McDonald and others

Sydney Technical College, 1931. First edition
tipped-in col. plates, b/w ills; 4to, printed card boards with dust jacket. A good copy

One of only 1000 numbered copies for private distribution, signed by McGrath, Shea (the printer) and Rayner Hoff. Norman Lindsay contributed an extensive foreword. An important example of Australian fine press printing

$195 Order or Enquire

Item 239
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A Bush Calendar

Sydney, 1914, 3rd edition, revised
pp110, photo plates; 8vo, pict. cloth. Very good

Lists of flowers and birds most in prominence each calender month in the coastal areas of Sydney

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 240
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Bush Days

Sydney, 1911, 1st edition
pp132, photo plates; 8vo, pict. cloth, soiled, rubbed.

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 241
MACK,  A.E

Bush Days

Sydney, A&R,1911, first edition
pp132, photo plates; 8vo, pict. cloth, faded. Owner inscript.else a good copy

Muir 4586

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 242
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MACKENZIE,  Barbara & Findlay

Singers Of Australia. From Melba to Sutherland

Melbourne, 1967. First edition
pp310, b/w plates, tipped-in col. frontis; 4to, cloth, Very good in price-clipped d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 243
Click on the image to see an enlarged version McPHEE,  Hiliary

Other People's Words

Sydney, Picador, 2001. First edition
pp312; sm. 8vo, dec. boards. Slight spotting to top edges, else fine in dust jacket

The story of the friendship between McPhee and Diana Gribble and their small independent publishing house

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 244
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The Suffragette's Daughter Betty Archdale Her Life of Feminism, Cricket, War and Education

Sydney, Rosenberg, 2002
pp328, b/w ills, 8vo., fine with d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 245
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Two Lives. Gertrude and Alice

Melbourne University Press, 2007. First Aust. edition
pp230; 8vo, cloth, edges sl. spotted, else very good in dustwrapper

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 246
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MANDRAKE PRESS] CHAUCER,  Geoffrey

Wyf Of Bathe. Decorated by Pearl Binder

London, Mandrake Press, 1929. First (only) edition
pp44 (printed on Japon vellum], illustrations in red and black by Pearl Binder; 8vo, cream papered boards, slightly discoloured, else very good

One of the two `black letter booklets' published by P.R. Stephensen's short-lived Mandrake Press [1929-30]

$145 Order or Enquire

Item 247
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MANSFIELD,  Katherine

Collected Stories

London,Constable, 1948 (reprint)
pp796, 8vo, hardcover, edges slightly dusty, otherwise a nice copy with dust jacket

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 248
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MANSFIELD,  Katherine

Journal 1904-1922. Edited by J. Middleton Murry

London, Constable, 1954 (Definitive edition)
pp336, b/w frontis; 8vo, cloth. Old tape marks on endpapers, else very good in like dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 249
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MANSFIELD,  Katherine

Katherine Mansfield's Letters To John Middleton Murry 1913-1922. Edited by John Middleton Murry

London, Constable, 1951,( reprint same month as first edition)
pp702, b/w frontis; roy. 8vo, cloth,Very good without dust jacket. Contains many letters not published in the 1928 volumes

See Kirkpatrick A16

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 250
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MARIE ANTOINETTE] FRASER,  Antonia

Marie Antoinette. The Journey

London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001.First edition
ppxviii, 488, colour plates, maps.8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

Beautifully illustrated, scholarly biography

$40 Order or Enquire

Item 251
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MARSH,  Ngaio

Black Beech & Honeydew. An autobiography

London, Collins, 1966, 1st edition
pp288, b/w photographs; 8vo, cloth, top edge faintly spotted, else very good in dust jacket

The New Zealand `Queen of Crime'

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 252
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A Life. By Margaret Lewis

London, Chatto, 1999. First edition
pp276,photoplates; 8vo, hard cover. Paper browned, else very good in dust jacket

Biography of the New Zealand born writer of detective fiction

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 253
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MARTINEAU,  Harriet

Feats on the Ford

London, Routledge, n.d. (c.1900). New edition
pp192, sm 8vo, pictorial blue cloth ruled in black, gilt lettering, gilt edges. Extremities a little rubbd, else very good

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 254
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MARTINEAU,  Harriet]

The Life and Work: by Vera Wheatley

London, 1957, first edition
pp420, photoplates; 8vo, hard cover. Name on fly; a good copy in dust jacket

Biography of the 19th century writer, educationalist, and feminist

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 255
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MARTINEAU,  Harriet

The Playfellow. The Crofton Boys. A Tale

London, Charles Knight & Co, 1841. First edition
ppviii, 336, sm. 8vo, bound in cloth, leather title label on spine. Very good

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 256
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MARTINEAU,  Harriet

Settlers at Home

London, Routledge, n.d. (c.1900)
pp192, sm 8vo, pictorial blue cloth ruled in black, gilt lettering, gilt edges. Very good

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 257
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MELBA. HETHERINGTON,  John

Melba. A biography

Melbourne, Cheshire, 1967. First edition
pp312, b/w & col. plates; roy. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine d/w

Biography of the great Australian diva

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 258
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MELBA,  Nellie

Melodies And Memories

London, Thornton Butterworth, 1925. 1st edition
pp336, 32 plates; roy. 8vo, cloth. Spine faded, edges sl. browned. A good copy

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 259
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MELBA, N.] CARGHER,  John

Melodies And Memories. Introduction and notes by John Cargher

Melbourne, Nelson, 1980, 1st edition thus
ppxvi, 253, photo plates; 8vo. Bound in full leather gilt

Melba's original edition, ghosted by Beverley Nichols, was published in 1925

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 260
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Original signature from an album page, signed `Nellie Melba', mounted with a photograph for display

$245 Order or Enquire

Item 261
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Original signature on an album page from the collection of Alexander L. Jonas. Signed `Yours Truly Nellie Melba 1928'. Mounted for dispay with a copy of an earlier photograph

$245 Order or Enquire

Item 262
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MENNELL,  Stephen

All Manners of Food. Eating and Taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present

Oxford, Blackwell, 1985. First edition
ppxii, 380, plates, endpaper ills; 8vo, cloth. Edges spotted, else fine in fine dustwrapper

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 263
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MEREDITH,  Louisa Anne

My Home In Tasmania

Adelaide, Sullivan's Cove, 1979
pp222, plus b/w ills; folio, hard cover gilt, very faint spotting to top edges. Very good in dust jacket

No. 20 of 500 numbered & initialled copies published by Sullivan's Cove Press

$125 Order or Enquire

Item 264
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MEREDITH, LOUISA ANNE] ELLIS,  Vivienne Rae

Louisa Anne Meredith A Tigress in Exile

Blubber Head Press,Tasmania, 1979. First edition
pp276, b/w plates, 8vo, cloth (hardcover). Very good in dust jacket

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 265
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MEYNELL,  Alice

Selected Poems. With an introductory note by W.M

London, The Nonesuch Press, 1930
pp58, frontis. portrait; 8vo, half morocco with papered boards, matching endpapers, all edges gilt. Faint scattered foxing, else very good in an attractive binding

Nonesuch Century 67

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 266
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MIRABELLA  Grace, with Judith Warner

In And Out Of Vogue. A Memoir

New York, Doubleday, 1995. 1st edition
pp260, b/w photographs; 8vo, cloth . Name on fly, else very good with d/w

Mirabella was editor in chief of Vogue in the 1970s and 1980s

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 267
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MITCHELL,  Blanche

Blanche. An Australian Diary 1858-1861. With notes by Edna Hickson and illustrated by Jill Francis

Sydney, John Ferguson, 1980
pp288, b/w illus. by Jill Francis; sm. 4to, cloth. Fine in the printed clear wrapper. Signed `Edna Hickson'

The daughter of colonial Australia's Surveyor-General, Blanche Mitchell's diaries present a charming picture of early Sydney, centred around her two beautiful homes, Lindesay, and Carthona

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 268
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Madame De Pompadour by Nancy Mitford

London, Hamish Hamilton, 1954 (4th impression)
pp276, photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Edges a bit spotted, else a good copy in the lovely Cecil Beaton dust jacket (price-clipped)

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 269
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Pigeon Pie

London, Hamish Hamilton, 1952. Second edition
pp186; 8vo, cloth. Edges very foxed, else a good copy in the sl. faded dustwrapper, with some closed tears

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 270
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MITFORD,  Nancy

The Pursuit Of Love

London/Melbourne, Hamish Hamilton, 1946, 1st Australian edition
pp196, 8vo [125x190mm], cloth, sl. leaning. Paper tanned, owner name on fly, in slightly chipped at extremities dustwrapper

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 271
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MITFORD,  Nancy

The Water Beetle

London, Hamish Hamilton, 1962, first edition
pp144, illustrated by Osbert Lancaster; 8vo (130x200mm), cloth. Edges foxed, else a good copy in dustwrapper (lacks 2cms from lower spine edge)

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 272
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MITFORD,  Nancy, edited by

The Stanleys Of Alderley. Their letters between the years 1851-1865

London, 1968
pp322, b/w plates; 8vo, cloth, d/w. Very good

The second volume of letters from this aristocratic English family - whose talent for writing is still evident in a 20th century descendant - Bertrand Russell

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 273
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MITFORD, N] HASTINGS,  Selina

Nancy Mitford

London, Hamish Hamilton, 1985, first edition
pp274, photoplates. 8vo [160x240mm], cloth, edges tanned. Else fine in dustwrapper

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 274
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MITFORD, N] LOVELL,  Mary S

The Mitford Girls. The Biography of an Extraordinary Family

London, Little Brown & Co, 2001. First edition
pp612, photoplates. Roy. 8vo [155x240mm], cloth. Fine copy in dustwrapper

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 275
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MODJESKA,  Drusilla

Exiles At Home. Australian Women Writers 1925-1945

Sydney, Sirius, 1981. First edition
pp284; 8vo, cloth. Lower edge sl. shelf rubbed, else very good in fine d/w

First published book by the author of the acclaimed `Stravinsky's Lunch' Places the writers (Miles Franklin, Katharine Susannah Prichard, Eleanor Dark, Jean Devanny, Dymphna Cusack and Betty Roland) against the literary, social and political scene in Australia and overseas. Signed by Drusilla Modjeska

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 276
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Stravinsky's Lunch

Sydney, Macmillan, 1999. First edition
pp364, colour & b/w photoplates. 4to cloth. Small owner name, else fine in like d/w

Critical biographies of the Australian painters Stella Bowen and Grace Cossington Smith in the first decades of the twentieth century

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 277
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Vintage black & white publicity photograph, signed in ink `Best Wishes Gladys Moncrieff'. 200x250cms

$85 Order or Enquire

Item 278
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MORRELL,  Ottoline]

Ottoline. The Life of Lady Ottoline Morrell. By Sandra Jobson Darroch

London, Chatto, 1976. First edition
pp318, photoplates; roy. 8vo, cloth spine. Owner signature, top edge dusty, else very good in d/w

The legendary literary hostess

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 279
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [MOSLEY, D] DE COURCY  Anne

Diana Mosley A Life

London, Chatto, 2003, first edition
pp432, photoplates; 8vo [155x240mm], cloth. Paper tanned at edges, owner name, else fine in dustwrapper

Biography of the most beautiful of the fabulous Mitford sisters

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 280
Click on the image to see an enlarged version MURDOCH,  Iris

The Philosopher's Pupil

London, Cape, 1983. First edition
pp576, 8vo, cloth. Fine in d/w

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 281
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Iris Murdoch A Writer at War. Letters and diaries 1939-45

London, Short Books, 2010
pp304, 8vo, hardback. Fine in fine dustwrapper

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 282
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Iris Murdoch As I Knew Her

London, Hutchinson, 2003. First edition
pp276, b/w plates; 8vo, hardback. Neat owner name. Paper sl. brown, else fine is dustwrapper

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 283
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The Wayback

[Parramatta], n.d
pp96, frontis., 8vo, wrappers. A little browning, else very good. Signed `Sarah Musgrave'

The author reflects on her life in the outback

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 284
Click on the image to see an enlarged version NAISH,  Gerge P.B., editor

Nelson's Letters To His Wife And Other Documents 1785-1831

London, Routledge, 1958. First edition
pp630, plates; roy. 8vo, cloth. Edges faintly spotted, else very good in rubbed dust jacket

246 letters from Nelson to his wife, before 1800 when he began his affair with Lady Hamilton, have survived, and are published here for the first time. Fanny Nelson remained devoted to her husband, and her letters to him are also published here

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 285
Click on the image to see an enlarged version NISBET, M. NAGEL,  Mary

Mistress of the Elgin Marbles. A biography of Mary Nisbet, Countess of Elgin

Chichester, John Wiley, 2004
pp294, photoplates. 8vo, cloth, fine in fine d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 286
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [O'CONNOR,F] GOOCH,  Brad

Flannery. A Life

New York,Little Brown & Co, 2009. Proof copy
pp386, b/w illus; 8vo, softcover. Edges a little curled, else very good

The first major biography of the American author of `Wise Blood'

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 287
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [O'KEEFFE, G.] DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP,  Hunter

The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe

New York, Norton, 2004
pp630, colour photo-plates; large 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

$50 Order or Enquire

Item 288
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [O'KEEFFE, G.] PATTEN,  Christine Taylor

O'Keeffe at Abiquiu. Photographs by Myron Wood

New York, Abrams, 1995. First edition
pp120, b/w photo-plates; 4to, hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket

Signed in pencil `Myron Wood'

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 289
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [OLLEY,  Margaret]

Margaret Olley. Far from a Still Life. By Meg Stewart

Sydney, Random House, 2005. First edition
pp568, photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Fine in dust jacket

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 290
Click on the image to see an enlarged version O'NEILL,  Helen

Florence J. Broadhurst. Her Secret and Extraordinary Lives

Melbourne, Hardie Grant Books, 2006. First edition, first printing
pp230, profusely illus. in colour and black & white, 8vo, original illustrated cloth (from a Broadhurst design). Fine, with the wraparound band

A beautiful book (it won the award for Best Designed Book of the Year), and a fascinating account of mult-talented Broadhurst, singer, actress, artist and designer, whose violent death at the age of 76 remains unsolved. Signed by Helen O'Neill

$175 Order or Enquire

Item 291
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Medieval Children

Yale, 2001. First edition
ppxii, 338, illustrated in colour & b/w. 4to, cloth.Fine in fine unclipped dustwrapper

A history of children in England from Anglo-Saxon times to the sixteenth century

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 292
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Medieval Schools from Roman Britain to Renaissance England

Yale, 2006. First edition
ppxvi, 430, illustrated in colour & b/w. 4to, cloth. Fine in fine unclipped dustwrapper

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 293
Click on the image to see an enlarged version PARK,  Ruth

A Fence Around The Cuckoo an autobiography. [Together with] Fishing in the Styx. The second volume of autobiography

Melbourne, Viking,1992, 1993 1st editions
pp302, b/w. plates; 8vo, cloth. A little tanning to paper edges, else very good in dust jackets

$50 Order or Enquire

Item 294
Click on the image to see an enlarged version PARKER,  K.L

My Bush Book. K. Langloh Parker's 1890 story of outback station life. With background and biography by Marcie Muir

Adelaide, 1982
pp182, profusely illus. from photos & drawings; 4to, hard cover. A very good hardback in sl. sunned dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 295
Click on the image to see an enlarged version PHILLIPS,  Jayne Anne

Machine Dreams

New York, Dutton, 1984, first edition (stated thus)
pp332, 8vo, cloth, edges faintly spotted, else fine in fine dust jacket

The American author's first novel

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 296
Click on the image to see an enlarged version PIPONNIER,  Francoise, & Perrine Mane

Dress in the Middle Ages. Translated by Caroline Beamish

Yale University, 1997. First English edition
ppviii, 168, illustrated. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dustwrapper

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 297
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An Analytical Bibliography. By Stephen Tabor

London, Mansell, 1987
pp268, 8vo, cloth. Faint spotting to top edges, else fine

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 298
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The Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950 - 1962. Edited by Karen V. Kukil. Transcribed from the original manuscripts at Smith College

London, Faber, 2000. First edition
pp732, photoplates; roy. 8vo, cloth [160x240]. Fine in fine dustwrapper

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 299
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [PLATH, S] MALCOLM,  Janet

The Silent Woman. Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

London, Picador, 1994. First UK edition (with a new afterword and corrections)
pp216; 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dustwrapper

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 300
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [PLATH, S] STEVENSON,  Anne

Bitter Fame. A Life of Sylvia Plath. With additional material by Lucas Myers, Dido Merwin, and Richard Murphy

Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989. First edition
ppxvi, 414, 8vo, cloth. Edges faintly spotted, else fine in fine d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 301
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The History Of The Writings Of Beatrix Potter. Including unpublished work: by Leslie Linder

London, Warne, 1979, reprint
ppxxviii, 446, colour plates, b/w ills. 8vo, cloth. Owner name, edges spotted, else fine in dust jacket

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 302
Click on the image to see an enlarged version POTTLE,  Mark, editor

Champion Redoubtable. The Diaries and Letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1914-1945

London, W&H, 1998, first edition
ppxxx, 418, photoplates. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

The daughter of Prime Minister H.H. Asquith, Bonham Carter chronicles the devastation of two world wars, and their political consequences

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 303
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Wild Weeds And Wind Flowers. The life and letters of katherine Susannah Prichard. By Ric Throssell

Sydney, A&R, 1975. First edition
pp274, photo plates; 8vo, cloth. Very good in d/w

Biography of the Australian author

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 304
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Australian Idylls and other poems. A collection of verse and prose sketches

Adelaide, printed by E. J. McAlister & Co, 1902
pp84, 1 (errata). Sm. 8vo, pictorial boards, sunning to spine. `St. Paul's Retreat Library' printed on end-paper, no other library marks. A very good copy

Inscribed `with the sincere and respectful good wishes of the authoress Aug 31st 02'

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 305
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Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Van Diemen's Land; comprising a description of that colony during a six month's residence. From original letters selected by Mrs A Prinsep

London, Smith Elder & Co, 1833, second edition
ppviii, 118, (18 adverts), folding engraved map (the Route from Hobarton to Launceston). Sm. 8vo, cloth covered boards, paper label. Front board spotted, else a very good copy

Ferguson 1697, Wantrup pp. 305-6. Rare. The Prinsep family (English merchants living in Calcutta), were early tourists in Tasmania in 1829 and 1830

$395 Order or Enquire

Item 306
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Bird Cloud. A Memoir

New York, Scribner, 2011. First US edition
pp236, line ills. 8vo, hardcover. Neat owner name, else fine in dustwrapper

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 307
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An Academic Question. A novel

London, Macmillan, 1986. Reprint
pp182, 8vo, cloth. Neat owner name,paper edges tanned, else very good in dustwrapper (spine sunned)

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 308
Click on the image to see an enlarged version PYM,  Barbara

Crampton Hodnet. A novel

London, Macmillan, 1985. Reprint same year as first
pp216, 8vo, cloth. Neat owner name, else fine in like d/w

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 309
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A Few Green Leaves

London, Macmillan, 1980. First edition
pp250; 8vo, cloth. Edges sl. spotted, neat owner name, else very good in dustwrapper

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 310
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The Sweet Dove Died

London, Macmillan, 1978. Reprint same year as first
pp208, 8vo, cloth. Neat owner name, else very good in dustwrapper (spine sunned)

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 311
Click on the image to see an enlarged version PYM,  Barbara

An Unsuitable Attachment. A new novel. With a foreword by Philip Larkin

London, Macmillan, 1982. First edition
pp256; 8vo, cloth. Edges sl. spotted, neat owner name, else very good in dustwrapper (sunned at spine)

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 312
Click on the image to see an enlarged version PYM,  Barbara

A Very Private Eye. An Autiobiography in Diaries and Letters. Edited by Hazel Holt and Hilary Pym

London, Macmillan, 1984. First edition
ppxviii, 358, b/w photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Spine sl. leaning, neat owner name, else very good in dustwrapper

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 313
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The Illustrated Queen Victoria. With an Introduction by Michael Holroyd

London, Bloomsbury, 1987. First edition
pp206, b/w illustrations; 4to, cloth, top edges dusty, else very good in very good dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 314
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Victoria. Biography of a Queen by Stanley Weintraub

London, 1987
pp700, photo plates; sup. roy. 8vo, cloth, top edges dusty. Fine in fine d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 315
Click on the image to see an enlarged version RADCLIFFE,  Ann

The Confessional of the Black Penitents

London, Folio Society, 1956. First edition thus
wood engravings by Philip Ross. 8vo, black cloth spine, marbled boards. Spotting, else very good in the slipcase

The first modern reprint of this famous gothic novel, first published in 1797, as `The Italian, or, The Confessional of the Black Penitents'

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 316
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Toxin

London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1895, second edition
pp184, 8, illustrated; sm. 8vo [95x175mm], original decorated cloth (a little darkened]. Top edges gilt. Very good

In Fisher Unwin's ` Century Library'

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 317
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Tricotrin. The story of a waif and stray

London, Chatto & Windus, 1900. New edition
pp566, 32. 8vo, cloth, some staining to covers, edges browned. Inside hinges cracked, but a good firm copy

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 318
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Two Little Wooden Shoes. A sketch

London, Chatto & Windus, [adverts dated 1885]. New edition
pp322, 32. 8vo, cloth, flecking to covers, spine a little leaning, very good

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 319
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The Black Abacus

Sydney, 1971, first edition
pp84, 8vo, wrappers. Near fine

Prism Books

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Item 320
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Storm in the Village

London, Michael Joseph, 1958. First edition
pp248, b/w ills by J. S. Goodall, pictorial endpapers. 8vo, cloth. Edges sl. spotted, else very good in the dust jacket [price clipped, with a little insect damage)

Miss Read's third book about life in a small English village.

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 321
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The Fortunes Of Richard Mahony. Comprising `Australia Felix', `The Way Home', and `Ultima Thule'

Melbourne, Heinemann, 1946, (1st Australian edition)
pp928, 8vo, original beige hard cover (very sl. flecked). Neat owner name. Very good in dust jacket (head of spine torn with a little loss, sl. rubbed, now protected)

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 322
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Henry Handel Richardson. A Life by Michael Ackland

Cambridge University Press, 2004, first edition
pp326, illus, 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 323
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Henry Handel Richardson: The Letters. 3 volumes. 1874-1915; 1916-1933; 1934-1936. Edited by Clive Probyn and Bruce Steele, with Rachel Solomon and Patrick O'Neill

Melbourne, Miegunyah Press, 2000, first edition
with photo illustrations. Royal 8vos, cloth. Fine in fine dust jackets

An elegant edition of this massive work of scholarship

$95 Order or Enquire

Item 324
Click on the image to see an enlarged version RIDLEY,   Jane, & Clayre Percy, editors

The Letters of Arthur Balfour & Lady Elcho 1885 - 1917

London, HH, 1992, first edition
ppxxii, 370, photoplates. 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

The letters between the British Prime Minister and the leading lady of the Souls, the talented and intellectual aristocratic society

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 325
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Two Years At Sea: being the narrative of a voyage to the Swan River and Van Dieman's Land, thence, through the Torres' Straits, to the Burman Empire...

London, John W. Parker, 1837. Second edition
ppxviii, 240, 8 (adverts), frontis., title vignette, & 6 wood-engraved plates; 8vo, original silk boards, a little fragile, but a very good copy. With the bookplate of the Australian collector, John Chapman

Ferguson 2334

$495 Order or Enquire

Item 326
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Wayward Women. A guide to women travellers

London, OUP, 1990. 1st edition
pp334, photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Fine in dust jacket

A history and a bibliography. The women include Eliza Bradley, Anna Brassey, Mary Kingsley, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 327
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Letters To `Ivy' From The First Earl Of Dudley

London, Longmans, 1905. First edition
pp396, 4 plates; 8vo, cloth. A little foxing, very good

Letters from John William Ward, Earl of Dudley, written in the early 1800s.The letters, both filial and romantic, are to Helen D'Arcy Stewart, an older woman, and the wife of the intellectual Dugald Stewart. Dudley served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in the Canning government, and writes of all the political and social events of the day

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 328
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ROOSEVELT, E] ROWLEY,  Hazel

Franklin and Eleanor. An Extraordinary Marriage

New York, Farrar, 2010
pp346, b/w plates; roy. 8vo, cloth, d/w. Neat owner name. A fine copy

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 329
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ROSSETTI, C.] BATTISCOMBE,  Georgina

Christina Rossetti. A Divided Life

London, Constable. 1981
pp234, b/w ills; roy. 8vo, hardback. Neat owner name, else fine in fine d/w

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 330
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The Flower Hunter

Sydney, A&R, 1991. First edition thus
pp216, col. plates (reproducing her watercolours) & b/w ills; 8vo, cloth. Fine in d/w

The adventures in Northern Australia and New Zealand of flower painter Ellis Rowan were first published in 1898

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 331
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Flower Paintings Of Ellis Rowan: From the collection of the National Library... with an introduction by Margaret Hazzard and notes on the flowers by Helen Hewson

Canberra, 1982. First edition
pp20, 20 full-page colour plates, accompanying text, text ills, bibliography; folio, cloth. Fine in slipcase

$185 Order or Enquire

Item 332
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ROWAN, E] HAZZARD,  Margaret

Australia's Brilliant Daughter. Artist, Naturalist, Explorer 1848 - 1922

Melbourne, Greenhouse, 1984. First edition
pp160, colour and b/w illustrations. 4to, hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 333
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [ROWAN, E] SAMUEL,  H. J

Wild Flower Hunter. The story of Ellis Rowan. By H.J. Samuel. Illustrated by Maie Casey

London, 1961. 1st edition
pp152, col. & b/w ills; 8vo, cloth. Very good in sl. browned d/w

Australian flower painter whose work was admired by Queen Victoria, and who, with Alice Lounsberry in America, collaborated on some of the earliest books on wildflowers

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 334
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The Casual Vacancy

London, Little Brown, 2012. First edition
pp502. 8vo, cloth,edges faintly tanned, very good in fine d/w

Rowling's first novel for adults

$18 Order or Enquire

Item 335
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SACKVILE-WEST, V] GLENDINNING,  Victoria

Vita. The Life of V. Sackville-West

London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1983. First edition
pp332, b/w plates; 8vo, cloth. Very good in d/w

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 336
Click on the image to see an enlarged version (SACKVILLE-WEST,  Vita & Harold Nicolson)

Portrait Of A Marriage by Nigel Nicolson

New York, Atheneum, 1973. Reprint
pp252, photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Very good in d/w

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Item 337
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SACKVILLE-WEST,  Vita and Virginia Woolf

The Letters Of Vita Sackville-West To Virginia Woolf. Edited by Louise Desalvo and Mitchell A. Leaska. Introduction by Mitchell A. Leaska

London, 1984
pp474, b/w photographs; 8vo, cloth, d/w. Very good in d/w

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 338
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SAYERS,  Dorothy

Unpopular Opinions. Twenty-one essays

London, Gollancz, 1946. First edition
pp190, 8vo, cloth, d/w (a little faded & soiled, a few chips to top edge). Edges spotted

5 of the 21 essays are `Studies in Sherlock Holmes'

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 339
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SAYERS,  Dorothy L]

A Biography by James Brabazon. With a preface by Anthony Fleming, and a foreword by P.D. James

London, Gollancz, 1981. Reprint same year as first edition
pp308, photoplates, 8vo, cloth, dust jacket. Neat owner name, edges foxed

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 340
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SAYERS,  Dorothy L

Gaudy Night

London, Gollancz, 1976. Reprint
pp483, 8vo, cloth. Neat owner name, edges foxed. A good copy in the distinctive yellow dustwrapper

Volume 13 in the Collected Edition. Sayers most popular crime novel, with an underlying theme of feminism

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 341
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The Talented Miss Highsmith. The secret life and serious art of Patricia Highsmith

New York, Putnams, 2009. First edition
pp684, photoplate. 8vo, cloth, d/w. Fine

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 342
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SCHIFF, S & V] KLAIDMAN,  Stephen

Sydney and Violet. Their Life with T.S. Eliot, Proust, Joyce, and the excruciatingly irascible Wyndham Lewis

New York, Doubleday, 2013. First edition
pp270, 8vo, cloth-backed boards. Neat owner name, else fine in dust wrapper

Their relationships with the most important figures in the 20th century modernist movement

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 343
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SCHREIBER, Lady C] GUEST,  Montague

Lady Charlotte Schreiber's Journals. Confidences of a Collector of Ceramics and Antiques Throughout Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Austria & Germany from the Year 1869 to 1885. 2 volumes

London, Bodley Head, 1911. First editions
ppxl, 504, xiii, 542, complete with over 100 plates, 8 colour. Large 8vos, cloth lettered in gilt (edges rubbed). foxing, else very good

Lady Charlotte Schreiber [1812-1895], daughter of the 9th Earl of Lindsay, shocked Society twice. First by marrying the Welsh industrialist John Guest, and, after his death, the much younger Charles Schreiber. An avid scholar and linguist, she spoke Welsh, Arabic, Hebrew and Persian, as well as the more conventional European languages. After her marriage to Schreiber, they travelled widely in Europe, collecting ceramics, fans, board games and playing cards, which they donated to London's V&A

$175 Order or Enquire

Item 344
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The Yellow Cloak and other Poems

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1922. First edition
pp48; 4to, silk backed boards. Silk sl. darkened, else fine

No. 35 of 140 copies, signed `Winifred Shaw'

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 345
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Dressing Up for the Carnival

London, Fourth Estate, 2000, 1st U.K. edition
pp250. 8vo, original blue cloth. Near fine in fine d/w

Stories

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 346
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Travels with a Medieval Queen

London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002
ppxvi, 318, colour & b/w plates, 8vo, cloth. Fine in dustwrapper

In the footsteps of the twelfth century Constance of Haurville, hereditary Queen of Sicily. Her son was the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 347
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SIMPSON,  Caroline Fairfax. & others (editors)

Ascham Remembered 1886-1986

Sydney, Fine Arts Press, 1986, first edition
pp246, b/w illus; 4to, hard cover in. Fine dust jacket

The Sydney Girls' School

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Item 348
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Hunters and Fishers, or, Sketches of Primitive Races in the Lands Beyond the Sea

London, Chapman & Hall, 1846, first edition
ppvi, 146, 4 coloured plates (including one of a kangaroo hunt). 8vo, original publisher's cloth, rebacked and recased. Very good

Muir 6760. Includes a chapter on `The Australians', i.e. Aborigines, which is surprisingly well informed and sensitive for such an early book. Also deals with Africans, Eskimos, American Indians, and the natives of Polynesia

$145 Order or Enquire

Item 349
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Edith Sitwell by Elizabeth Salter

London, Bloomsbury, 1988
pp102, 110 illus. in col & b/w; 4to, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 350
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The Queens and the Hive

London, Macmillan, 1962 (rep)
pp542, frontis in b/w; 8vo, hard cover. Edges spotted, else very good in dust jacket

Sequel to Fanfare for Elizabeth

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 351
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SITWELL, E] GLENDINNING,  Victoria

Edith Sitwell. A Unicorn Among Lions

London, 1981. First edition
pp396, b/w photographs; 8vo, cloth (hardcover] Neat owner name, else very good in sl. chipped dust jacket

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 352
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SITWELL, Edith] PEARSON,  John

Facades. Edith, Osbert & Sacheverell Sitwell

London, Macmillan, 1978. First edition
pp534, photo plates; 8vo, hard cover, . Owner name, else fine in fine d/w dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 353
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SKINNER, M] LAWRENCE,  D.H & M.L. Skinner

The Boy In The Bush. Preface by Harry T. Moore

Melbourne, Macmillan, 1980
ppxxii, 276, roy. 8vo, hard cover. Corner of front free endpaper clipped, else a fine copy in like dust jacket

First published in 1924, after Lawrence had spent some time living in Australia. In his Preface, Harry T Moore explains Lawrence's collaboration with Mollie Skinner

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 354
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SKINNER,M] LAWRENCE,  D.H & M.L. Skinner

The Boy In The Bush

Southern Illinois University Press, 1971
ppxxx, 370, 8vo, cloth. Edges sl. spotted, else a very good copy in like d/w

Reprinted from the 1924 edition. In the Crosscurrents/Modern Fiction Series

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 355
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SMITH,  G.C. Moore, editor

The Letters Of Dorothy Osborne To William Temple

Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1928. First edition
pplii,332, frontis; b/w plates; 8vo, cloth,. Very good without dust wrapper

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 356
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Stevie Smith. A Critical Biography by Frances Spalding

London, Faber, 1988, 1st edition
pp332, b/w plates; 8vo, cloth, edges browned, neat owner name. Else very good in dustwrapper (small closed tear)

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 357
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Loitering With Intent

London, Bodley Head, 1981. First edition
pp222, 8vo, cloth (hardcover). Fine in d/w

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 358
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SPARK,  Muriel]

Muriel Spark. The biography. By Martin Stannard

London, W&N, 2009
ppxxvi, 628, 8vo, cloth. Neat owner name, else fine in fine dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 359
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The Only Problem

London, Bodley Head, 1984. 1st edition
pp180, 8vo, cloth, very good in d/w

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 360
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The Mystery Of Red Gum

Perth, C. H. Pitman, 1946. First edition
pp326, 8vo [130x190mm], cloth, spine sl. leaning, corners a little bumped, else a good copy in the fragile dustwrapper (chipped, now protected)

A novel of suspense, set in the Margaret River district of Western Australia. Inscribed `the Author, Feb. 1951'

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 361
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Queens, Concubines and Dowagers. The King's Wife in the Early Middle Ages

London, Batsford Academic, 1983. First edition
pp248, b/w ills. 8vo, cloth. Spotting to top edges, else very good in fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 362
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For Love Alone

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1966, 1st Australian edition
pp502, 8vo, cloth. Top edges dusty, else a good copy in slightly rubbed dust jacket (designed by Charles Blackman)

This important Australian novel was first published in London in 1945

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 363
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I'm Dying Laughing. The Humourist. Edited with a preface by R.G. Geering

London, Virago, 1986. 1st ed
pp448, 8vo, cloth. Paper tanning, else very good in like d/w

Her last novel, published posthumously

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 364
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Miss Herbert (the Suburban Wife)

New York, Random, 1976. First edition
pp308, 8vo, cloth. Edges slightly spotted, else very good in fine dust wrapper

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 365
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Three Picassos before Breakfast. Memoirs of an Art Forger's Wife

New York, Hawthorn, 1973, first edition
pp192, plates; cloth, spine slightly leaning, edges faintly spotted, else very good in d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 366
Click on the image to see an enlarged version STIRLING,  Amelia Hutchison

The Reign of the Princess Naska

London, Blackie & Son, 1899, first edition
ppx, 208, 32pp Blackie catalogue at rear, b/w illustrations by Paul Hardy. 8vo (135x190mm). Ornate pictorial cloth, richly decorated in gilt and green. Scattered foxing, presentation inscription on front blank; a very good copy

Apart from her novels, Amelia wrote a biography of her father, the philosopher James Hutchison Stirling, and was the joint-translator of Spinoza's Ethics

$55 Order or Enquire

Item 367
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Olivia By Olivia

London, Hogarth Press, 1951/1949
pp110; 8vo, cloth Top corner sl. bumped, a little tanning, else a good copy in the dust jacket designed by Duncan Grant

Dorothy Strachey was the sister of Lytton Strachey

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 368
Click on the image to see an enlarged version STRACHEY  James & Alix

Bloomsbury/Freud. The Letters 1924-1925: edited by Perry Meisel and Walter Kendrick

London, 1986
pp360, frontis. portrait, endpaper maps; 8vo, cloth, d/w. Paper browning, else very good

Written when Alix was in Berlin studying Freudian theory. She writes of the splendid decadence of pre-war Berlin - James writes of weekends with his brother Lytton and other Bloomsbury figures

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 369
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Noel Streatfeild. A biography by Angela Bull

London, Collins, 1984. First edition
pp254, photoplates ; 8vo, cloth. Fine in dust jacket

Streatfeild had some success as an actress (including a tour to Australia), before her phenomenal success as a children's author with `Ballet Shoes'

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Item 370
Click on the image to see an enlarged version STREATFEILD,  Noel

Ballet Shoes. A story of three children on the stage. Introduced by Jacqueline Wilson

London, Foliio Society, 2009. First edition thus
ppxiv, 204, colour illus. by Inga Moore ; 8vo, illus. boards, cloth spine. Fine in slipcase

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 371
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The English Abigail

London, Macmillan, 1946, first edition
ppviii, 222, b/w illus. & plates; 8vo, cloth. Faint spotting to edges, else very good without dust jacket

The abigail or lady's maid was an important figure in the household, privy to most domestic secrets

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 372
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SUTHERLAND,  J]

Joan Sutherland. A Tribute. By Moffatt Oxenbould. Introductions by Richard Bonynge and the Earl of Harewood

Sydney, AGNSW, 1989 . First edition
pp128, profusely illus. in colour & b/w; 4to, gilt stamped full leather with paste-down inlay. Fine in the leather-covered solander box

No. 377 of deluxe collector's edition of 500 numbered copies, signed `Joan Sutherland'

$165 Order or Enquire

Item 373
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Joan Sutherland. La Stupenda. By Brian Adams

Sydney, 1982 (rep)
pp330, photo plates; 4to, hard cover. Fine dust jacket

Signed by Sutherland and Richard Bonynge

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 374
Click on the image to see an enlarged version SWABEY,  Fiona

Medieval Gentlewoman. Life in a Widow's Household in the Later Middle Ages

London, Alan Sutton, 1999. First edition
pp210, b/w ills. 8vo, cloth. Sl. spotting to top edges, else fine in fine dust jacket

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 375
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [SWIFT, Y] CAMPION,  Edmund

Swifty. A Life of Yvonne Swift

Sydney, NewSouth, 2016, first edition
ppxiv, 124, 8vo, cloth. Fine in fine d/w

After graduating in Law she entered the convent as a Sacre Coeur nun. She was the Principal of the Rose Bay Convent of the Sacred Heart, and then of Sancta Sophia College at the University of Sydney, before taking up legal practice again and defending some of Sydney's most notorious criminals

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 376
Click on the image to see an enlarged version THOMAS,  Gertrude Z

Richer than Spices. How a royal bride's dowry introduced cane, lacquer, cottons, tea and porcelain to England, and so revolutionized taste, manners, craftsmanship, and history in both England and America

New York, Knopf, 1965. First edition
ppxx, 224, viii, illustrated. 4to, cloth. Very good in dustwrapper (price-clipped and a little chipped)

The dowry of Charles II's bride, Catherine of Braganza, included the deed to the former Portuguese colony of Bombay. This brought about the establishment of the East India Company, and opened new trade routes for England

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 377
Click on the image to see an enlarged version THOMPSON,  Roger

The Witches of Salem. A Documentary Narrative

London, Folio Society, 1982. First edition thus
pp194, lino cuts by Clare Melinsky; 8vo, cloth, slipcase. Fine

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 378
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [THRALE, H] HYDE,  Mary

The Impossible Friendship. Boswell and Mrs Thrale

London, Chatto, (1973), first edition
ppxviii, 188, b/w plates; 8vo, cloth. Fine in dust jacket

A scholarly, well documented and entertaining account by Mary Hyde, who with her husband assembled the famous Hyde Collection of Samuel Johnson's works

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 379
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Man Of Letters. A romance

Melbourne, McPhee Gribble, 1981. First edition
pp240, b/w plate; 8vo, cloth. Very good in d/w

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 380
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Thoroughly Decent People. A folktale

Melbourne, McPhee Gribble, 1976. First edition
pp164, 8vo, cloth. Top edge spotted, else fine in d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 381
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Temples Of Delight

London, Michael Joseph, 1990 (1st ed.)
pp318, roy. 8vo, cloth (harback). Top edge spotted, else fine in fine dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 382
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Fanny Trollope. The Life, Manners & Travels. By Johanna Johnston

London, Constable, 1979. First edition
pp272, photo plates; 8vo, cloth, dust jacket. Very good

Biography of the novelist Fanny Trollope (1780-1852)

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 383
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Daughters of Eve

London, Chapman & Hall, 1911
ppxii, 316, 32 photoplates; roy. 8vo, ornately decorated cloth in green & gilt (serpents twined around an apple tree), gilt lettering, top edges gilt. Edges sl. foxed, else a fine copy

Chapters on the Duchesse de Choiseul, Princess Tarakanof, Peg Woffington, Countess Potocka, Charlotte Corday - all women of great charm and accomplishment. A beautiful art nouveau binding.

$65 Order or Enquire

Item 384
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The Diaries Of Ethel Turner. Compiled by Philippa Poole

Sydney, 1980. Reprint
pp288, b/w photo-plates; sm. 4to, cloth. name on fly, else very good in like d/w

Ethel Turner's diaries published for the first time by her grand-daughter

$22 Order or Enquire

Item 385
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [TURNER, E.] YARWOOD,  A.T

From A Chair In The Sun. The life of Ethel Turner

Melbourne, Viking, 1994. 1st edition, signed
pp392, photo-plates; 8vo, hard cover. Fine in dust jacket

Inscribed presentation copy from the author

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 386
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The Life Of A Country Child 1884-1976. The authorised biography by Denis Judd

London, Michael Joseph, 1986. First edition
pp296, photoplates; 8vo, cloth, top edge little dusty. Fine in dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 387
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Gladys Duchess Of Marlborough

London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1979
pp308, b/w plates; 8vo, cloth, edges spotted. Very good in d/w (minimal rubbing)

The American beauty who married the 9th Duke of Marlborough

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 388
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Mary. Images of the Holy Mother

San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2000
colour plates; 4to, dec. calf boards.neat owner name. Fine in dustwrapper

$20 Order or Enquire

Item 389
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Mary through the Centuries. Her Place in the History of Culture

New Haven, Yale, 1996
pp270, b/w & colour plates; 8vo, hardback. Neat owner name. Fine in dustwrapper

Scholarly and beautifully illustrated book on the Virgin Mary

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 390
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Elizabeth and her German Garden

London, Macmillan, 1901
pp176, 4. 8vo, original cloth, (sl. sunned), gilt lettering on spine. Owner name, very good

Mary Beauchamp (Katherine Mansfield's cousin), Elizabeth Von Arnim, Countess Russell, was born in Sydney

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 391
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Diaries. Edited and introduced by Claire Harman

London, Chatto & Windus, 1994, first edition
pp384, 8vo, cloth. Owner name, a very good copy in fine dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 392
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Elinor Barley. With illustrations in drypoint by I R Hodgkins

London, The Cresset Press, 1930
5 drypoints by I.R. Hodgkins; tall 8vo, parchment spine with marbled boards. A lovely copy in rubbed slipcase

One of 350 copies fully signed and numbered by the author. A beautifully illustrated collection of stories

$175 Order or Enquire

Item 393
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Letters. Edited by William Maxwell

London, Chatto & Windus, 1982, first edition
pp312, 8vo, cloth. Very good in dust jacket

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 394
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One Thing Leading to Another and other stories. Selected and edited by Susanna Pinney

London, Chatto & Windus, 1984, first edition
pp200, 8vo, cloth. Top edges faintly spotted, else very good in price-clipped dust jacket

Short stories

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 395
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Isabella She-Wolf of France, Queen of England

London, Cape, 2005. First edition
ppxviii, 494, colour & b/w plates. Roy. 8vo, cloth. Sl. tanning, else fine in fine dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 396
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Katherine Swynford. The story of John of Gaunt and his Scandalous Duchess

London, Cape, 2007. First edition
ppxviii, 366, colour & b/w plates. Roy. 8vo, cloth. Sl. tanning to edges, else fine in fine dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 397
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One Writer's Beginnings

Cambridge, Mass., 1984
pp104, b/w photographs; 8vo, linen covered boards stamped in gilt. Very good in d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 398
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Rebecca West. A Life

London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987, first edition
pp288, photoplates; 8vo, cloth. A couple of pages untrimmed, top edge dusty, else very good in d/w

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 399
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Grace And Favour. Memoirs. with a foreword by Noel Coward

London, 1961
pp244, numerous b/w plates; 8vo, cloth, d/w

Born into British political and aristocratic society, she was one of the generation dubbed `Bright Young Things'

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 400
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Edith Wharton. A Biography by R.W.R. Lewis

London, 1975, 1st edition
pp592, plates; roy. 8vo, hard cover. Edges spotted, else very good in dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 401
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Edith Wharton. A Woman in Her Time. By Louis Auchincloss

London, Michael Joseph, 1977, 1st edition
pp192, profusely illustrated, 4to, hard cover. Very good in dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 402
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The Letters of Edith Wharton. Edited by R. W. B. & Nancy Lewis

London, 1988, 1st edition
pp654, photoplates; roy. 8vo, hard cover. One mostly erased library stamp on verso of title-page, else very good in dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 403
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Edith Wharton and Henry James. The Story of their Friendship by Millicent Bell

London, 1966
pp384; 8vo, hard cover. Bookplate, else very good in sl. marked (price-clipped) dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 404
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Mrs Fitzherbert And George IV. In 2 vols

London, 1905
pp350; 340, b/w illustrations; roy. 8vo, cloth stamped in gilt (sunned). Browned edges hinges split on vol I. Reading copies only

$40 Order or Enquire

Item 405
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The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson Written by Herself. Illustrated with 32 portraits from contemporary sources. 2 volumes

London, Navarre Society, 1924
Roy. 8vo, cloth gilt. A little foxing, else a very good set

Harriette Wilson, the famous courtesan, shocked society by publishing accounts of her liaisons with the rich and famous in Regency England

$110 Order or Enquire

Item 406
Click on the image to see an enlarged version [WILSON,H] WILSON,  Frances

The Courtesan's Revenge. Harriette Wilson. The woman who blackmailed the King

London, Faber, 2003
ppxvi, 360, plates; 8vo, cloth. Edges slightly tanned, else very good in dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 407
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Her Natural Life. A tale of the 1830s. With an introduction by Victor Crittenden

Canberra, 1992
pp194, 4to, half morocco, marbled boards. Mint

First published in 1876

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 408
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The Beauty Myth

London, Chatto, 1990, first UK edition
pp276;8vo, cloth. Edges browned, else a good copy in d/w

'A cultura lhand grenade for the nineties'

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 409
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Her Life And Times: by Edna Nixon

London, 1971
pp272, photo plates; 8vo, hard cover. Edges browning, else very good in dust jacket

Biography of the tempestuous author of `A Vindication of the Rights of Woman'

$30 Order or Enquire

Item 410
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Women of History. By Eminent Writers

Edinburgh, Nimmo, n.d. [19thc.]
pp304, 6 plates. 8vo, bound in full morocco, spines gilt. paper browned , and first few pages loose, else very good. A handsome binding

$45 Order or Enquire

Item 411
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The Women's College.A Centenary History

Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, 2014. First edition
pp224, colour & b/wphoto plates; 4to, original boards. Fine copy

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 412
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War Paint. Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. Their Lives, their Times, their Rivalry

London, Virago, 2003, first edition
pp498, colour & b/w plates. Roy. 8vo, cloth. Very good

Signed `Lindy Woodhead'. Charles Lloyd Jones' copy, with his signature

$35 Order or Enquire

Item 413
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A Marriage Of True Minds. An intimate portrait... by George Spater and Ian Parsons

London, Cape/Hogarth Press, 1977, 1st edition
pp210, photoplates; 8vo, cloth. Owner inscription on fly, else fine in fine dust jacket

$25 Order or Enquire

Item 414
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Virginia Woolf. A Biography by Quentin Bell. 2 vols. Vol. 1. `Virginia Stephen 1882-1912'. Vol.2. `Mrs Woolf 1912-1941'

London, Hogarth Press, 1972,, (vol. 1 first edition, vol. 2 reprint)
ppxxvi,230; xii,300, photo plates; 8vos, hard cover. Very good in dust jackets and slipcase

$75 Order or Enquire

Item 415
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The Letters Of Virginia Woolf. Complete in six volumes. Edited by Nigel Nicolson. Vol. I 1888-1912 The Flight Of The Mind; Vol. II 1912-1922 The Question Of Things Happening; Vol.III 1923-1928 A Change Of Perspective; Vol. IV 1929-1931 A Reflection Of The Other Person; Vol. V 1932-1935 The Sickle Side Of The Moon; Vol. VI 1936-1941 Leave The Letters Till We're Dead

London, The Hogarth Press, 1975-1980. First editions
photoplates; 8vos, hard cover. Fine copies in fine (price clipped) dust jackets

$395 Order or Enquire

Item 416
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Moments Of Being. Unpublished autobiographical writings. Edited & with notes by Jeanne Schulkind

Sussex University Press, 1976, first edition
pp208, 8vo, hard cover. Fine in fine price-clipped dust jacket

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Item 417
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WOOLFE,  Sue

Painted Woman. A Novel

Melbourne, Hudson, 1989, first edition
pp176, 8vo, cloth. Foxing to prelims and edges, else fine in fine dust jacket

Signed and inscribed by Woolfe `with much love and many happy memories'. This, Woolfe's first novel, was short-listed in the ABC's Bicentennial Awards

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Item 418
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Virginia Woolf. A Writer's Life

Oxford University Press, 1984, first edition
pp342, b/w photo-plates; 8vo, cloth. Edges spotted, else very good in d/w

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Item 419
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The Great Household in Late Medieval England

Yale University Press, 1999. First edition
pp246, colour &b/w illustrations. 4to, cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket

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Item 420
Click on the image to see an enlarged version WORDSWORTH,  Dorothy

Journals Of Dorothy Wordsworth. Edited by E. de Selincourt. 2 volumes

London, Macmillan, 1941
pp444, 434, b/w plates, endpaper maps; roy. 8vos, red cloth gilt. Nice copies

Dorothy, William Wordswoth's sister, records life in Grasmere and Germany

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Item 421
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The Two Fires

Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1955. 1st edition
pp52, 8vo, original cloth. Very good in dust wrapper

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Item 422
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ZWICKY,  Faye

Kaddish and Other Poems

University of Queensland Press, 1983. Reprint
pp52, 8vo,cloth. Fine in dust jacket

Winner of the Kenneth Slessor prize for poetry

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Item 423
Click on the image to see an enlarged version ZWICKY,  Faye

The Lyre in the Pawnshop. Essays on Literature and Survival 1974-1984

University of West Australia, 1986, first edition
pp298, 8vo,cloth. Very good in sunned dust jacket

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