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Author: FURNLEY MAURICE
Publisher: Melbourne University Press in assoc with Oxford Uni.Press, Melbourne, 1945 second reprint, 1st pub. 1929 Hardcover small 8vo with Dj 48 Pages
Condition:Brown/beige textured cloth-bound Hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small tears, marks, rubbing & edgewear.
Description: The sun that beats on this spur's stolid brow,
The sun that beats on Oodnadatta now,
Little swift lights in the enfolding green,
The things I've seen:
from 'The Gully'
Author: DOROTHY PORTER
Publisher: 1.University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, 1989, FIRST EDITION, 76pp., 2. University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, 1992, FIRST EDITION, both softcovers
Condition:1.Illus softcover with title to spine & frcover, STRAIGHT TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION w an inscription to the front page signed by the author 22 October 1989 2. as above inscription to the front page signed by the author 21 March 1992. A few fox spots
Description: 1. Porter's Fourth Collection 2. A poetic sequence based on the life of the 14th century pharaoh of Egypt, Akhenaten. (SCARCE)Porter died aged 54 in December 2008 and is widely regarded as one of Australia's finest poets. Signed by Author
Author: Edited & Designed by Sue Hicks
Publisher: Live Poets Press Sydney 1991 1st Edition Softcover 8vo 199 Pages Yellow endpapers
Condition:Illustrated Softcover with minimal edgewear no inscriptions CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION
Description: The first Live Poets' Society meeting was 1990 in Sydney's lower North Shore and this Anthology is a selection of the work performed and read in the first year.
Author: Edited by Madeline Kempster Margaret Backhouse & Ella Turnbull Foreword by T. Keneally Introduction by Roland Robinson Inscribed & SIGNED by Kempst
Publisher: Rigby Adelaide 1970 1st Edition H/c 8vo with Dj 151 Pages Brown endpapers
Condition:Blue H/c gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear Inscribed 'To Ruth etc.' SIGNED by Kempster, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: The contributors were drawn from every age group between seven and eighteen, and this assemblage of their verses shows the whole development of the young mind. The second volume of Verse by Young Australians.
Author: Edited by Madeline Kempster - Margaret Backhouse & Ella Turnbull SIGNED by all 3 Foreword by Colin Thiele
Publisher: Rigby Adelaide 1968 1st Edition 8vo H/c with Dj 168 Pages SIGNED by Editors and other Poets
Condition:Black H/c gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear bookplate to i/s frcvr, Inscribed 'For Walter Stone' & SIGNED, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight edgewear.
Description: Selected from verses submitted to the Dame Mary Gilmore Contest of the Australian Council for Child Advancement, they give a many-sided picture of the world as seen through the eyes of young Australians.
Author: Compiled by A. K. THOMSON and JUDITH WRIGHT
Publisher: Jacaranda Press Brisbane 1971 Third reprint 1st Pub. 1965 8vo without Dj 308 Pages Index of Poets
Condition:Illustrated H/c title to spine & frcvr, rubbing to edges, previous owner's name to frepr very slight foxing to eprs CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION without dustjacket
Description: This is an historical and chronological anthology from William Langland to Dylan Thomas, it has every well known British, American and Australian poet, the best loved and famous poems of our English speaking culture
Author: IAN SLACK SMITH Illustrations by Judy Slack Smith
Publisher: Peacock Adelaide 1977 1st Edition Inscribed & SIGNED 'To R.E. Davies, With warmest regards and wishes' Ian Slack Smith to frepr Oblong 8vo with Dj 55 Pages
Condition:Black cloth-bound H/c white title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET fading to spine & slight edgewear.
Description: The author's second book with a bushman's warmth, honesty and dry humour, he translates contemporary life into folklore.
Author: IAN SLACK SMITH Illustrations by Judy Slack-Smith
Publisher: Peacock Pub., Adelaide 1976 1st Edition Oblong 8vo with Dj 45 Pages previous owners name to front endpaper
Condition:Brown H/c gilt title to spine, minimal edgewear, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET small tear & slight edgewear.
Description: Cubbaroo is today the name of a property near which the author was born and bred, 400 miles northwest of Sydney. Ian has been billed as 'The Bush Balladeer'