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Book Id: 01af0477

Price: $14.80

Title: MISS HERBERT - (The suburban Wife)

Author: CHRISTINA STEAD

Publisher: Random House, New York, 1976, 8vo hardcover with dj, 308 Pages, Chapters

Condition:Two-tone cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine & CS to frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, slight foxing to eprs & o/s page edges in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with tears & edgewear

Description: Although Eleanor Herbert Brent talks as if only a traditional life would suit her, her actions indicate otherwise. This was the author's last novel published before her death.

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Book Id: 01af0474

Price: $14.80

Title: FOR LOVE ALONE

Author: CHRISTINA STEAD

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1966, reprint, 1st pub. 1945, 8vo hardcover with dj, 502 Pages, 41 Chapters

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine, corners & edges, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's names to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD-MINUS DUSTJACKET with holes, tears, fading to spine, rubbing & edgewear.

Description: "Her jewelled vocabulary, her analytical psychology, place her in a class alone." Melbourne Herald Australian classic with a woman following the man she loves who treats her bad, her eventual wakening and redemption.

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Book Id: 01af0471

Price: $16.80

Title: OCEAN of STORY - The uncollected stories of Christina Stead

Author: CHRISTINA STEAD - Edited with an afterword by R. G. Geering

Publisher: Viking, Melbourne, 1985, 1st ed., 8vo hardcover with dj, 552 Pages, 7 Parts, lilac eprs

Condition:Purple cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr & stamp to frepr & title page in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing & edgewear.

Description: Geering brought together from various sources and private papers these previously uncollected short stories in a definitive, impressive and exciting book. A fascinating voyage from Australia to Europe, the United States and later England.

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Book Id: 01af0469

Price: $18.80

Title: I'M DYING LAUGHING - THE HUMOURIST

Author: CHRISTINA STEAD - Edited and with a Preface by R. G. Geering

Publisher: Virago, London, 1986, 1st Ed., 8vo hardcover with dj, 447 Pages, Chapters.

Condition:Black cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, inscription to frepr & stamp to title page, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight rubbing & edgewear.

Description: Edited and prepared for publication by Prof Ron Geering, Stead's literary executor, is a magnificent achievement - an unsparing portrait of the disintegration of American Hollywood radicals, revealed with the passionate objectivity which was her hallmark.

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Book Id: 01af0449

Price: $12.80

Title: North From Thursday

Author: Jon Cleary

Publisher: Collins, Sydney, Australia, 1960. Cloth. First Edition. Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 383pp.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions in a clipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with distinct edgewear & rubbing & chips at spine of dj.

Description: This novel is set in New Guinea and pinpoints the life of a typical small outpost of civilisation, Kundavi, with its tiny population of Australians and Europeans. Over these people and their stoy tower the sinister, great mountains of this wild island.

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Book Id: 01af0436

Price: $16.40

Title: A CARTLOAD OF CLAY (ISBN: 0002211270 / 0-00-221127-0) FIRST EDITION

Author: George Johnston, introduction by John Pringle. This is the third book of the trilogy, sadly unfinished at the time of his death.

Publisher: Collins, Sydney, 1971. Hardcover with dj 1st Edition. 8vo. 159 pp.

Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title in black box to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions and with occasional light foxing to prelims & pp. edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing & edgewear.

Description: Author's last book, the third part of the trilogy which began with My Brother Jack and Clean Straw for Nothing. A trilogy that traces the history of the Meredith brothers, from their childhood just after the first world war, till around 1970.

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Book Id: 01af0435

Price: $9.99

Title: Clean Straw For Nothing A novel with autobiographical elements.

Author: George Johnston

Publisher: World Books, Sydney, 1970. Hard Cover. Reprint. 318 pages.

Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions in a GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET with chips & minor repairs and scuffing (see scan).

Description: Second volume of George Johnston's My Brother Jack trilogy, moving the story on from post- WW2 Australia to the narrator's switch from journalist to would-be novelist; from Australia to Europe & then a Greek island - as elegant, moving and passionate

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Book Id: 01af0434

Price: $16.60

Title: Honour and Other Peopleís Children : Two Stories. (ISBN: 9780869140147)

Author: Helen Garner We take pride in our secure packing, we know we are handling your dreams.

Publisher: McPhee Gribble, Melbourne, 1980. hard cover with dust jacket, First edition. 22 cm. 156 pages.

Condition:Crisp brown cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, age-toning to pp. edges, in a GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing and edgewear.

Description: In two stories, Helen Garner examines the idiosyncratic and bothersome notions of honour by which her characters try to shape their untidy lives.

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Book Id: 01af0433

Price: $17.40

Title: The Day my Publisher Turned Into a Dog. (ISBN: 9780947245023) .

Author: GAIL MORGAN, illustrated by NIGEL MORGAN BUCHANAN,

Publisher: Published by FRANCES ALLEN in 1989, hardcover 8vo with D/J, tall size, 110pp.

Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright silver title to spine, in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and a small closed tear.

Description: Jane Hardacre , saga writer, wants to write a great novel, her publisher Delphine, has other ideas.

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