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Book Id: 14ca01370

Price: $17.80

Title: Poems of HENRY LAWSON - Illustrated by PRO HART - Volume Two

Author: HENRY LAWSON - PRO HART - Sweeney - Grog-an'-Grumble Steeplechase

Publisher: Ure Smith, Sydney, 1978, 3rd imp., 1st pub. 1975, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 64 pages, COLOUR ARTWORKS throughout, 17 Poems.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside and slight edgewear.

Description: This volume two edition contains a further selection of poems which have been favourites for many generations. Here's Luck - Corny Bill - Paroo River - The Fire at Ross's Farm and many more.

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Book Id: 14ca01369

Price: $18.40

Title: PRO HART'S BREAKER MORANT - Poems by Harry Harbord Morant - FIRST EDITION

Author: Compiled by Dawn Ross - Paintings by PRO HART - Harry Harbord Morant

Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1981, First Edition, hardcover large oblong 8vo with dj, 67 pages, COLOUR ARTWORKS throughout, yellow/gold endpapers, 29 Poems.

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside & slight edgewear.

Description: This special selection of Breaker Morant's poems by Dawn Ross has been graphically illustrated by Pro Hart. Such a wonderful combination of Breaker Morant's poems and the uniquely Australian paintings of Pro Hart.

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Book Id: 14ca01368

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Title: PRO HART'S Waltzing Matilda

Author: Introduction by Graham Jenkin - Artworks by PRO HART - Banjo Paterson

Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1980, reprint, 1st pub. 1979, hardcover large oblong 8vo with dj, 56 pages, COLOUR ARTWORKS throughout, gold endpapers & Bibliography.

Condition:Cream cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners with slight fading to edges, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with small tear to bottom spine, slight rubbing and edgewear.

Description: Paterson's bush ballad and the story of its composition is graphically portrayed in this series of dramatic paintings by Pro Hart. Jenkin's intro is a carefully researched and readable account of the song's birth & the background of the story it tells.

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Book Id: 14ca01367

Price: $22.80

Title: SMOKY DAWSON AND PRO HART - POEMS AND PAINTINGS - FIRST EDITION

Author: SMOKY DAWSON AND PRO HART - Foreword by Colin Munro Federal Head, Rural Radio ABC

Publisher: Mallard Press, Sydney, 1990, First Edition, hardcover large oblong 8vo without dj, 47pp., COLOUR ARTWORKS throughout, illustrated endpapers, 21 Poems.

Condition:Illustrated glossy hardcover with title to spine and frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.

Description: 'All it took was a phone call to Broken Hill, and Pro's magic brush set to work translating my words and music into the paintings that appear in this book.' from Introduction by Smoky Dawson.

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Book Id: 14ca01366

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Title: OUTBACK CHRISTMAS - Paintings by PRO HART - FIRST EDITION

Author: Text by NORMAN HABEL - Paintins by PRO HART

Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1981, First Edition, hardcover large oblong 8vo with dj, 47 pages, COLOUR ARTWORKS throughout, beige endpapers, 21 Poems.

Condition:Brown cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with slight foxing to inside, tear to bottom spine (tape repaired), rubbing and edgewear

Description: The verse and art in this book are a serious attempt to portray a bush nativity as a reality for Australians.

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Book Id: 14ca01365

Price: $18.90

Title: BUSHRANGER BALLADS - Illustrated by PRO HART - Wild Colonial Boy - The Kelly Gang - Thunderbolt

Author: Selected and with an introduction by Bill Scott - Illustrated by PRO HART

Publisher: Lansdowne Press, Sydney, 1982, third impression, 1st pub. 1976, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 64 pages, COLOUR ARTWORKS throughout, 19 Ballads.

Condition:Illustrated glossy hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a tiny tear to top spine, slight rubbing and edgewear.

Description: Many of the ballads in this collection were probably written about the time of the events describes: some, perhaps, by men who had the story first hand from the participants. Tha ballads are enhanced by Pro Hart's paintings.

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Book Id: 14ca01349

Price: $SOLD

Title: The MARTYRS of TOLPUDDLE 1834-1934. The Dorsetshire Labourers who were convicted and sentenced to 7 years Transportation

Author: researched by Mr & Mrs Sydney Webb, historians to the Trades Union Congress General Council 1934, Cartoons by Low and WILL DYSON with maps & illustrat

Publisher: The Trades Union Congress General Council, London, 1934, 240 pages, 14 chapters, extensively illustrated with maps, b/w line drawings & colour plates. Large quarto.

Condition:The cover has a 80mm split at the spine, however the green cloth-bound hardcover quarto is intact and robust, in GOOD minus condition without a dj. There is a name in pen and an old russian stamp of Charles Dickens to the front paste-down.

Description: VERY SCARCE - A wonderful 100-year review by the UK Trades Union Congress, fully illustrated with maps anbd facsimiles. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were eventually pardoned and returned in triumph to the UK. Introductory commentary by G.B.Shaw.

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Book Id: 14ca01262

Price: $44.60

Title: RARE by Hugh McCRAE - My Father,and My Father's Friends 1935 FIRST LIMITED EDITION 328/500 Australian historical figures

Author: Hugh McCrae, Australian writer & poet.His works are notable for a sense of lightness and delicacy.

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1935, FIRST EDITION,LIMITED to 500 copies of which this is No. 328,86 pages, 20 sections.

Condition:Gilt title to front of hardcover, leather to spine with another gilt title, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with slight foxing to ROBUST pages and page edges.

Description: Hugh Raymond McCrae (4 October 1876 - 17 February 1958) was an Australian writer, as was his poet father George. These are vignettes of such people as Adam Lindsay Gordon, Marcus Clarke, Henry Kendall,John Ogier, "The Tarpaulin Sailor" and others.

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