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Book Id: 01af0296

Price: $12.40

Title: A KINDNESS CUP - Winner of The Age Book of the Year Award

Author: THEA ASTLEY

Publisher: Nelson Melbourne 1974 1st Ed. Hardcover 8vo with Dj 154 Pages

Condition:Black cloth-bound Hardcover with very slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.

Description: The story unfolds in a series of vivid flash-scenes as the author moves deftly from present to past, and it's tragedy is leavened by the comedy, the wit, sensitivity and penetrating satire that marks all of Thea Astley's writing.

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Book Id: 01af0295

Price: $12.40

Title: HUNTING THE WILD PINEAPPLE and other related stories

Author: THEA ASTLEY

Publisher: Nelson Melbourne 1979 1st Ed. Hardcover 8vo with Dj 175 Pages

Condition:Green cloth-bound Hardcover with very slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside & slight edgewear.

Description: Leverson, the narrator at the centre of these stories, calls himself a 'people-freak'. Seduced by North Queensland's lush beauty and its unique strangeness, he is as fascinated by the invading hordes from the South as by unsurprised North Queenslanders.

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Book Id: 01af0294

Price: $12.40

Title: THE SLOW NATIVES A Novel

Author: THEA ASTLEY

Publisher: Angus and Robertson Sydney 1965 1st Ed. Hardcover 8vo with Dj 210 Pages

Condition:Black cloth-bound Hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with some marks to spine & slight edgewear.

Description: Out of a common-place situation, Thea Astley has made a novel that is anything but common-place.

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Book Id: 01af0293

Price: $12.40

Title: The WELL DRESSED EXPLORER - A Novel

Author: THEA ASTLEY

Publisher: Angus and Robertson London 1962 1st Ed. Hardcover 8vo with Dj 255 Pages

Condition:Blue cloth-bound Hardcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, slight foxing to eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small tears & edgewear.

Description: This novel by Thea Astley is a scarifying and richly amusing portrait of a completely selfish lover.

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Book Id: 01af0274

Price: $13.20

Title: Aust STORIES : SATURDAY AFTERNOON and other Stories 1959 1st Edition. illustrations by Alison Forbes

Author: Neilma Sidney

Publisher: Cheshire, Melbourne, 1959, FIRST EDITION small 8vo with dj 192pp., 7 short stories, illustrated with b/w line drawings tp prelims, olive endpapers.

Condition:Crisp patterned olive hardcover boards with clear title to spine, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD PLUS CONDITION with slight darkening to pp. edges, in an unclipped (22/6) GOOD DUSTJACKET with very minor ageing & rubbing.

Description: Australian stories in a "broad, fresh and cosmopolitan sense of the word." A racing cutter through Bass Strait; the Yarra on a Saturday afternoon... also Venice, Rome, Florence and Dubrovnic"...Australians abroad in the 1950s.

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Book Id: 01af094

Price: $19.50

Title: VISITANTS

Author: Randolph Stow : Winner of the 1979 Patrick White Award.

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London, 1979, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dustjacket, 191 pages.

Condition:Crisp black cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to boxed spine, name and inscription in neat pen to front endpaper, TIGHT, CLEAN & STRAIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with mild rubbing to dj cover.

Description: It is 1959 and an enquiry is being held on Papua (New Guinea). The District Officer and his entourage visit a small island much as space-age versions of the local peoples myths. A novel about the clash of cultures.

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Book Id: 01af090

Price: $sold

Title: THE GIRL AS GREEN AS ELDERFLOWER

Author: Randolph Stow

Publisher: Secker & Warburg, London, 1980, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dustjacket, 150 pages.

Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, neat name in pen to the front endpaper, TIGHT, WHITE & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with mild rubbing.

Description: In his previous novels, Randolph Stow has been concerned with collapse and disintergration. This book is about recovery and renewal, almost about resurrection. A novel by the winner of the Patrick White Award for 1979.

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Book Id: 01af088

Price: $34.50

Title: THE SOLID MANDALA

Author: Patrick White : Nobel Prize-winner

Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1966, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with Dustjacket,317 pages,

Condition:Crisp light red cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, neat name in pen to the front endpaper, fox-spotting to page edges and occasional fox-spots throughout to a ROBUST copy in GOOD CONDITION in a clipped, GOOD DUSTJACKET with edgewear

Description: An important Patrick White with much biographical background mirroring the two sides of his nature in the form of the twins Waldo and Arthur. It would have won the MILES FRANKLIN AWARD, had White not declined to accept it.

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Book Id: 01af087

Price: $Sold

Title: A FRINGE of LEAVES : The Australian Classic

Author: Patrick White : recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1976, First Edition, Hardcover 8vo with Dustjacket, 405 pages.

Condition:Crisp blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, neat name in pen to front endpaper, TIGHT WHITE & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing and edgewear.

Description: Set in the 1830s in Australia, Mr Austen Roxburgh and his wife Ellen are travelling by ship and caught up in a catastrophic storm off the coast of Queensland. Cast ashore and captured by the local Aborigines, she is forced to remain until rescued.

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