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Author: Dal Stivens - Illustrated by H J Rothe
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1953, FIRST EDITION, 13 Short Stories, Australian Fiction 113 pages.
Condition:Crisp ochre cloth-bound hardcover with overprinted "Horse & Rider" motif and title to cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing.
Description: With Ironbark Bill, Frying-Pan Fred, Carney Jimmy and Furious Jack - legendary Australian heroes who frequent these pages.
Author: KATHERINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD - Author of 'Kiss on the Lips' etc
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1967, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with d/j, 189 pages, Glossary of Aboriginal Words
Condition:Black cloth h/c, gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, brown eprs altho frepr is missing, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small repair to top spine inside, slight foxing to i/s & edg
Description: Prichard's own selection of her best short stories from her three previously published volumes, Kiss on the Lips (1932), Potch and Colour (1944) and N'goola (1959).
Author: edited by his biographer Mary Lord, this 1989 edition is in softcover
Publisher: University of Queensland Press, 1989, reprint, 408 pages, short stories, essays, poetry, commentaries.
Condition:Large softcover, TIGHT, WHITE & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with slight coverwear. Slight age-toning to ROBUST pages.
Description: A revised edition of Hal Porter's first novel "A Handful of Pennies", together with an anthology of his writings, including various versions of "The Jetty".
Author: Hal Porter - Australian literary fiction. His first novel, published in 1961.
Publisher: published by Rigby, Adelaide, 1971 in the Seal Australian Fiction series. 266 pages, introduction by Adrian Mitchell.
Condition:Crisp used softcover STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION
Description: Hal Porter's favourite book. Set in Old Hobart Town, Tasmania by the author of The Watcher on the Cast-Iron Balcony".
Author: by Hal Porter : 1982 paperback reprint of these classic Australian short stories
Publisher: Angus & Robinson/Harper Collins 1982 reprint, 164pp., introduction, 22 stories.
Condition:Crisp softcover with bookseller's stamp to front endpaper, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION
Description: Harold Edward (Hal) Porter (16 February 1911 – 29 September 1984) was an Australian novelist, playwright, poet and short-story writer. These are a series of tales set in Australian country towns by the master of description, Hal Porter.
Author: Hal Porter : Australian Literary Fiction
Publisher: pub. by Rigby, Adelaide, 1971, First Edition, hardcoover 8vo with unclipped dj, 9 chapters and 264 pages.
Condition:Crisp aqua cloth-bound hardcover with bright title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION with minor rubbing & edgewear.
Description: 'Emma was married to Alex Ogilvie....but she was also married to the Olgilvie family...and all the traditions that....made up their conception of ...."the right thing"."
Author: by Louis Becke, The Australian Classic Edition, Pacific History, Fiji, The Solomons, Tahiti, Hawaii, Blackbirding, SAMOA.
Publisher: The Five Mile Press, Melbourne, 2005 This edition FIRST published, originally published in 1894, hardcover 8vo without dj, 33 chapters, 255pp., biography of Becke.
Condition:Yellow cloth-bound hardcover with faux leather spine cover with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, with very mild rubbing.
Description: Becke's stories of the Pacific in the 19th century have been compared to the best of Melville, Conrad & Robert Louis Stevenson. He was born at Port Macquarie, NSW in 1855 and travelled widely in the Pacific.
He was agent for the notorious "Bully" Hayes.
Author: A Novel by Alan Seymour AUSTRALIAN BOOK, FICTION, NOVEL, FIRST EDITION, OLD BOOK, OUT OF PRINT BOOK
Publisher: Souvenir, London, 1967,FIRST UK EDITION, softcover 8vo over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 256 pages. Cover design by Oliver Elmes.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound softcover w bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION w no inscriptions and light foxing to the end papers and page edges, in a clipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET in good condition w light wear, chips & edgewear
Description: The violence, toughness, ribald humour & amplified emotion of Australian life, especially as celebrated on that "one day of the year", are the essential ingredients of this charting of a national phenomenon and its meaning for two different generations.
Author: RUTH PARK - Author of "The Harp in the South" - Married to D'Arcy Niland
Publisher: Nelson, Melbourne, 1977, 1st Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 435 pages, 6 Chapters, lime eprs.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr plus inscription 'Winner of Miles Franklin Award 1978' to frepr, slight foxing to outside page edges, in an u
Description: The conventional attitudes during WWI, the desperation during the Great Depression, and the contrasts between country landscapes and the raucous city that was Sydney in the thirties, Ruth Park captures it all.