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Book Id: 01af0888

Price: $Not for sale

Title: THE GAMBLING GHOST and other STORIES - by Dal Stivens 1953 FIRST EDITION, hardcover with Dust Jacket : SHORT STORIES

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.

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Book Id: 01af0887

Price: $Not for sale

Title: HAPPINESS - Selected Short Stories - Aborigines North West - Prospectors - FIRST EDITION ABORIGINAL

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).

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Book Id: 01af0885

Price: $12.40

Title: "A Handfull of Pennies" - short stories, film outline, poems, autobiographical comment by Hal Porter edited by Mary Lord

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".

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Book Id: 01af0884

Price: $9.80

Title: The TWISTED CROSS by Hal Porter

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".

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Book Id: 01af0883

Price: $10.20

Title: SELECTED STORIES of HAL PORTER : Classic Stories set in Australian Country Towns : Australian Short Stories.

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.

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Book Id: 01af0881

Price: $16.40

Title: The Right Thing by Hal Porter : Australian literary fiction : 1st Prize 1970 Adelaide Festival of Arts

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"."

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Book Id: 01af0873

Price: $14.60

Title: PACIFIC HISTORICAL FICTION from 1894 by LOUIS BECKE "By Reef & Palm" 2005 Australian Classic Edition

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.

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Book Id: 01af0779

Price: $14.40

Title: The classic but controversial Australian book about ANZAC "The One Day of the Year"


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.

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Book Id: 01af0754

Price: $sold

Title: Swords and Crowns and Rings - Australian Life 1907 to 1931 - AUSTRALIAN BOOKS FIRST EDITION

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.

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