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Catalogue of signed or inscribed literary books

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88802
Acton, Harold (E. McKnight Kauffer, illus.)
Cornelian - signed by the author
Chatto and Windus Ltd., London, 1928.
Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in marbled boards; 90pp., all opened, with a decorated title page. Moderate wear; covers rubbed and sunned, with some sunning of the spine; corners bumped; text block edges spotted; offset to the endpapers; retailer's bookplate (partially removed) to the front pastedown and stamp to the flyleaf; previous owner's contemporary ink inscription to the inside front cover; mild scattered foxing throughout; signed and numbered in ink on the limitations page. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good. Number 157 of a limited edition run of only 550 copies.
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$60
82198
Anderson, Jessica
The Impersonators - signed copy
Macmillan, South Melbourne Vic., 1980.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 252pp. Minor wear; a few tiny scrapes on board edges and corners; spotting to text block edges; signed in ink by the author to the title page. Very good to near fine in like dustwrapper.
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$100
200327
Banning, Lex
Every Man His Own Hamlet - signed
Futurian Press, Coogee NSW, 1951.
Octavo; stapled pamphlet; 32pp. Minor wear; wrappers rubbed and sunned; some light spotting to the text block edges; previous owner's name in ink to the first page; signed and numbered by the author on the limitations page. Very good. Limited edition run of only 200 copies, this is No. 104.
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$100
200326
Banning, Lex
The Instant's Clarity - signed
Futurian Press, Coogee NSW, 1952.
Octavo; stapled pamphlet in yapp covers; 30pp., with a monochrome portrait frontispiece. Moderate wear; wrappers rubbed and spotted; foxing to the preliminaries; light scattered foxing throughout; previous owner's name in ink to the first page; signed and numbered by the author on the limitations page. Very good. Limited edition run of only 200 copies, this is No. 108.
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$100
43740
Banville, John
The Untouchable - signed copy
Picador/Pan Macmillan, London, 1997.
Signed first edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 405pp. Minor wear; text block edges spotted and top edge dusted; previous owner's name in ink to the flyleaf; signed by the author in ink to the title page. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine. The main character closely based on Anthony Blunt.
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$35
204118
Bell, John
The Time of my Life - signed by the author
Allen & Unwin Pty. Ltd., Crows Nest NSW, 2002.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles and decorative endpapers; 288pp., with 32pp. of full-colour and monochrome plates. Minor wear; text block and page edges toned; signed in gold ink to the title page. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$25
50762
Bramah, Ernest
The Wallet of Kai Lung: signed copy
Grant Richards Ltd, London, 1923.
Square octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth, with gilt spine titles on a black label; 260pp. [xipp. + 249pp.]. Mild wear; some light scattered foxing; previous owner's bookplate: "Edward Ford, MD to Nell McKenzie with best wishes, 1965". No dustwrapper. Very good in non-adhesive vinyl wrapper. First published in 1900, this edition is limited to 200 copies signed in ink by the author, of which this is number 114.
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$150
95644
Buckley, Vincent
The Pattern - signed
Oxford University Press/The Dolmen Press, Dublin Eire, 1979.
Octavo; gatefold paperback; 64pp. Mild wear; some sunning to the wrappers; author's ink inscription to the title page. Very good.
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$20
88414
Burroughs, William S.
The Naked Lunch - signed copy
John Calder (Publishers) Ltd. in association with Olympia Press, London, 1964.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 251pp. Mild wear; somewhat rolled; text block edges lightly toned with some spotting and very slight insect damage; board top edges very faintly sunned and spotted; top corner of the half-title page clipped; signed in ink on the half-title. Dustwrapper is very lightly sunned along the spine panel and top edges; a small hole on the hinge near the spine panel head; minor edgewear; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good. Inscription on the half-title page reads: "With love to Jasper [Johns?] in The Round House Chalk Farm, love for ever, Bill."
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$500
49529
Campbell, David
Deaths and Pretty Cousins - signed
Australian National University Press, Canberra ACT, 1975.
Octavo; paperback; 68pp. Moderate wear; covers rubbed and sunned; spine sunned; signed in ink to the half-title page; text block edges lightly toned. Very good.
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$30
72863
Carey, Peter
Oscar and Lucinda - signed copy
University of Queensland, St Lucia Qld., 1988.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 511pp. Mild wear; board bottom edges and corners lightly worn; text block and page edges browned and spotted (typically for Queensland University's output); previous owner's ink inscription to the flyleaf; signed in ink by the author to the title page. Minor scuffing and edgewear to dustwrapper; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$175
71408
Carey, Peter
The Tax Inspector: signed copy
Borzoi Books / Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York NY, USA, 1991.
First US edition, signed in ink by author on title page: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards, silver-gilt spine-titling and upper board decoration; 279pp., untrimmed. Boards sunned along the top and bottom edges; lower corner of top board slightly bumped; some insect damage to the paper of the upper and lower board edges, near the cloth spine binding; top edge of the text block slightly dusted. Dustwrapper is undamaged and now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$70
63757
Carey, Peter
War Crimes: signed copy
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, 1979.
Signed first edition. Hardcover, octavo, 282pp. Minor wear; text block edges browned; slight edge and corner wear to dustwrapper edges with some chipping on head of spine; rear panel slightly discoloured. Very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. In the dark recesses of the lost property office, strange atrocities are being committed. A luxurious train thunders north carrying a clerk who must pay dearly for his indulgence. Roses betray the secret of an old man, and a young unemployed couple explore the mysteries of exotic pleasures. Bizarre, funny and chilling, the stories in this collection are all in one way or another, about power - about those who wield it, those who want it, and those who recall only its dazzling exhilaration and degradation.
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$120
97686
Coetzee, J.M.
Foe - signed
Penguin Books (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Ringwood Vic., 1987.
Octavo; paperback; 157pp. Moderate wear; covers rubbed; text block and page edges toned; signed by the author in ink on the first page. Very good.
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$25
97685
Coetzee, J.M.
The Lives of Animals - signed
Profile Books Ltd., London, 2000.
Octavo; paperback; 125pp. Minor wear; covers rubbed; text block and page edges toned; signed by the author in ink on the first page. Very good.
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$25
49013
Drewe, Robert
A Cry in the Jungle Bar - signed copy
William Collins Pty. Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1979.
Octavo; hardcover with gilt spine-titling; 244pp. Slightly rolled; some marks to the text block edges; mild offset to the endpapers; signed by the author in ink on the title page. Dustwrapper mildly edgeworn; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good.
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$40
44913
Drewe, Robert
Fortune - signed
Picador/Pan Books (Australia) Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1986.
Octavo; hardcover; 253pp. Covers bound upside-down; text block edges toned with some heavy spots; minor scraping to the board edges; signed in ink on the title page. Dustwrapper is lightly sunned along the spine; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$40
74352
Drewe, Robert
Grace - signed copy
Viking/Penguin Group (Australia), Camberwell, Vic., Australia, 2005.
Octavo; hardcover; 418pp. Minor wear: signed by the author in ink on the title page; very good to near fine in like dustwrapper (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film).
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$35
89075
Drewe, Robert
Montebello - signed copy A Memoir
Hamish Hamilton, London, 2012.
Signed octavo paperback; 291pp. Minor wear to cover edges. Otherwise near fine.
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$25
43491
Dunne, John Gregory
The Studio: signed copy
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, 1969.
Signed first edition. Hardcover, octavo, 255pp. Binding slightly rolled. Worn price-clipped dustwrapper with scuffing, discolouration to rear panel, edge wear and tears on lower edge. Otherwise good to very good. The author's signature was commenced and not concluded on the dark coloured front endpaper before being repeated on title page. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$50
10047
Flanagan, Richard
Gould's Book of Fish - signed
Picador/Pan Macmillan (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Sydney NSW, 2001.
Signed first edition: octavo; hardcover, with marbled endpapers; 404pp., printed in vari-coloured inks and with twelve colour illustrations as section markers. Moderately worn board edges and corners with frayed fore-edges and spine edges; scuffed black dustwrapper with minimal edgewear. Good to very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$40
95544
Flanagan, Richard
The Sound of One Hand Clapping: signed copy
Macmillan/Pan MacMillan Australia Pty. Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1997.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; blue boards with gilt spine-titling and dark red endpapers; 425pp., untrimmed. Inscribed in ink to owner on title page. Mild wear; lower board edges slightly worn; text block and page edges browned. Very good in like dustwrapper (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.)
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$50
84275
Fowles, John
The Ebony Tower - signed by the author
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1974.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 300pp. Slightly rolled; text block edges lightly toned; signed in ink by the author on the title page. Price-clipped dustwrapper is well-rubbed and spotted on the verso, with mild edgewear and tears along the top edge with associated creasing; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good.
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$27
89734
Frame, Janet
The Lagoon and Other Stories - signed copy
The Caxton Press, Christchurch New Zealand, 1961.
Reprint of Frame's first book. Small octavo hardcover; red/green boards with purple spine titling; 123pp. Inscribed in ink and dated by the author on front endpaper. Minor wear; board spine very slightly faded with minimal wear to extremities; offsetting to endpapers; toned text block edges with one or two spots on top edge. Decorated dustwrapper with browning especially along spine; three tiny perforations on spine (possible insect damage). Very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$750
209343
Gaita, Raimond
Romulus, My Father - signed
The Text Publishing Company, Melbourne Vic., 2008.
Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with illustrated boards and endpapers, gilt spine and upper board titles and a red ribbon; 207pp. Minor wear; signed in ink by the author to the title page. No dustwrapper as issued. Fine in a like full-leather, gilt titled slipcase.
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$60
100094
Garner, Helen
This House of Grief - signed copy The Story of a Murder Trial
Text, Melbourne, 2014.
Octavo paperback; 300pp. Signed in ink by the author. A few scattered spots on text block edges and slight wear to cover edges. Very good.
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$30
89065
Grenville, Kate
The Lieutenant: signed copy
Text, Melbourne, Vic., Australia, 2008.
Signed first edition: octavo; hardcover, with marbled endpapers; 307pp. Minor wear only; toned text block edges; small pen mark. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$35
69034
[Henry Miller] Miller, Henry
My Life and Times - signed, limited edition
Playboy Press, New York NY, 1975.
Quarto; hardcover, with marbled endpapers; 204pp., with many illustrations. Minor wear. Mild edgewear to the price-clipped dustwrapper. Fine in a like slipcase. One of 500 copies bound in pure red silk in the publisher's slipcase of burnished golden silk. Musings, reminiscences, photos, paintings. Includes a brief afterword peculiar to this edition.
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$350
63759
Hosseini, Khaled
A Thousand Splendid Suns: signed, limited edition
Bloomsbury, London, 2007.
Limited signed first edition: hardcover octavo; one of 1500; 372pp. Dark red boards with gilt spine titling and decorated yellow endpapers; signed on the title page and yellow ribbon marker. Minor wear only; lightly toned text block edges. Near fine in like dustwrapper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$200
80063
Humphries, Barry
Neglected Poems - signed copy and Other Creatures
Angus & Robertson/HarperCollins Publishers, Pymble NSW, 1991.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with endpaper maps; 187pp. Mild wear; very slightly rolled; text block and page edges toned; previous owner's ink inscription to the verso of the flyleaf; signed bookplate tipped-in to the title page. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$30
97645
Jolley, Elizabeth
Foxybaby - inscribed to David Malouf
University Of Queensland, St Lucia Qld., 1985.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; gray boards with white spine titling, yellow endpapers; 261pp. Inscribed on front endpaper to David Malouf by the author and signed again on title page. Minor wear; browned page and text block edges with some spotting and marks on upper edge. Very good in like dustwrapper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$35
10033
Kennedy, William
Roscoe: signed copy
Viking/Penguin Book Group, New York NY, 2002.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo, 291pp. Fine in like dustwrapper. Inscribed in ink to person on title page.
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$25
208737
Koch, Christopher
The Memory Room - signed
Knopf Books/Random House (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., North Sydney NSW, 2007.
Octavo; hardcover; 435pp., untrimmed. Mild wear; text block edges toned and spotted; light scattered foxing to the preliminaries; signed in ink to the title page. Dustwrapper lightly edgeworn; a promotional sticker to the upper panel. Very good.
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$30
97646
Leavitt, David
Equal Affections - inscribed to David Malouf
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York NY, 1989.
First American edition: hardcover octavo; quarter bound with beige papered boards and blue cloth spine, silver gilt spine titling; 268pp., untrimmed page edges. Inscribed to David Malouf on title page. Moderate wear; binding rolled; spotting to text block edges and mild offsetting to endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper. Very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$30
201464
McGahan, Andrew
Wonders of a Godless World: signed limited edition
Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2009.
Octavo; hardcover, with white upper board white decoration, decorated endpapers and a black ribbon marker; 327pp. Minor wear; toned text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine. Signed limited edition of 500, this is no. 200.
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$65
57347
Malouf, David
12 Edmondstone Street - signed copy
Chatto & Windus, London, 1986.
Second impression. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 134pp. Mild wear; text block edges spotted and top edge dusted; award bookplate to the flyleaf; signed in ink on title page. Dustwrapper mildly edgeworn and sunned along the spine panel. Very good.
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$40
89054
Malouf, David
Child's Play - signed copy with Eustace and the Prowler
Chatto & Windus, London, 1982.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling; 215pp. Minor wear; text block edges toned with spotting to the top edge; author's signature in ink to the title page. Dustwrapper sunned lightly along the spine; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$35
74062
Malouf, David
Ransom: signed copy
Knopf Books/Random House Australia Pty. Ltd., North Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2009.
Signed octavo; hardcover; 224pp. Signed in ink on title page; insect damage to board edges and corners; toned text block edges. Scuffed dustwrapper. Very good and covered in archival film with white paper backing.
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$35
95551
Miller, Alex
Autumn Laing - signed, limited edition
Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest NSW, 2011.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt upper board and spine titling; 448pp. Mild wear; toned text block and page edges and a few small marks and faint scratches to boards; signed glassine preliminaries. No dustwrapper as issued. Near fine. Limited, signed and numbered uncorrected proof edition, this is no. 32 of 120 copies.
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$65
99357
Miller, Alex
Journey to the Stone Country - signed
Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest NSW, 2010.
Octavo hardcover; decorated white cloth boards with dark red/ brown spine titling, red endpapers; 364pp. and all edges dyed brown; ribbon marker. Signed in ink by the author. Discolouration to upper front edge. Else very good to near fine. No dustwrapper as issued.
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$50
99664
Mitchell, David
Ghostwritten - signed A Novel
Random House Inc., New York NY, 2000.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with a blindstamped upper board decoration; 429pp. Minor wear; signed by the author in ink on the title page. Dustwrapper very lightly rubbed; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$130
95556
Moore, Marianne
The Complete Poems of Marianne Moore - signed and with correspondence and a collection of newspaper clippings With selected translations from the Fables of La Fontaine
The Macmillan Company/Viking Press Inc., New York NY, 1967.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth, with gilt spine titles and blind-stamped upper board decorations; 305pp., on laid paper, top edge dyed light blue. Mild wear; spine extremities softened and corners lightly bumped; offset to the front endpapers; author's ink signature and inscription to the flyleaf. There are also two textual corrections made in ink and referred to in the inscription. Dustwrapper is rubbed with some marks and sunned along the spine panel; some small tears to the top and bottom edges with light associated creasing; protected by a mylar cover. Good to very good in a specially-made solander box with small tear to pocket (now repaired with acid-free tape). Laid in: 1967-1968 correspondence with erstwhile neighbours of the poet comprising four postcards, one folding greeting card, one plain card and one single page letter; and various newspaper clippings (principally from the New York Times), being reviews of the book - one annotated - and articles when she was engaged in social and public occasions. Finally there is typewritten poem by a certain Margaret Lam which was judged by Moore.
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$1800
95641
Mudd, Harvey
A European Education - signed
Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara CA, 1986.
Octavo; paperback; 94pp., with monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; author's ink inscription to the first page; minor creasing to the covers. Very good.
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$20
95642
Mudd, Harvey (Ken Price, illus.)
The Plain of Smokes - signed copy
Black Sparrow Press, Santa Barbara CA, 1982.
Octavo; paperback; 97pp., with monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; author's ink inscription to the front free endpaper; some stains to the fore-edge. Very good.
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$20
95643
Mudd, Harvey (Shirley Mudd, illus.)
Stations - signed copy Second Poems by Harvey Mudd
Second Porcupine Press, Santa Fe NM, 1980.
Octavo; paperback, with tipped-on upper board title label; 88pp., with monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; author's ink inscription to the first page. Near fine. With translations of Antonio Machado and Miguel de Unamuno.
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$22
43434
O'Brien, Tim
Speaking of Courage: signed copy
Neville, Santa Barbara, 1980.
Signed limited edition, this 94 of 300 copies. Hardcover, octavo, 20pp. Green cloth boards with minor spotting. Near fine.
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$150
91933
O'Harris, Pixie
The Pixie O. Harris Fairy Book - signed copy Stories and Verse by Lynette Yardley, Gwen M. Cock, Eva Lawton, Pixie O. Harris
Rigby Ltd. Publishers, Adelaide SA, 1981.
Small folio; staple-sewn gatefold paperback, with gilt titling to the front cover and a tipped-on full-colour illustration; 63pp., with a tipped-in full-colour frontispiece, another plate likewise, two duotone illustrations and many other monochrome illustrations and decorations. Minor wear; signed in ink on the dedication page along with a previous owner's ink inscription. Dustwrapper is mildly edgeworn with some light rubbing and some faint spotting along the spine. Very good.
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$75
7256
Ondaatje, Michael
Anil's Ghost: signed copy
Bloomsbury, London, 2000.
Reprint. Hardcover, octavo, 311pp. Signed bookplate. Pages a little toned; else near fine in like dustwrapper.
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$40
207340
Porter, Peter
Fast Forward - signed
Oxford University Press, Melbourne Vic., 1984.
First edition. Octavo; paperback; 62pp. Minor wear; covers lightly edgeworn; signed in ink by the author to the title page. Very good.
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$25
99250
Powys, John Cowper
Porius - signed by the author A Romance of the Dark Ages
Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., London, 1951.
Octavo; hardcover, half-bound in green calf with gilt rules, gilt spine titles on black labels and gilt spine decorations between five raised bands and marbled endpapers; 682pp., top edges gilt, with a monochrome portrait frontispiece with tissue guard. Minor wear; slightly cocked; text block edges lightly toned; light scattered foxing to the preliminaries; signed in ink on the limitations page; retailer's bookplate (with offset) to the verso of the flyleaf. Mylar dustwrapper. Very good to near fine. Number 77 of a limited edition print run of only 200 copies.
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$400
99251
Powys, T.F.
Unclay - signed by the author
Chatto & Windus, London, 1931.
Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in marbled boards with gilt spine title and decoration; 343pp., top edges gilt, untrimmed and mostly opened. Mild wear; boards rubbed with some mild chipping to the corners and edges; spine sunned; text block edges toned; light scattered foxing throughout, mainly to the preliminaries; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown; signed and numbered in ink to the limitations page. No dustwrapper. Very good. Number 123 of a limited edition print run of only 150 copies.
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$350
77188
Proulx, Annie
That Old Ace in the Hole - signed copy
Fourth Estate, London, 2002.
First UK edition. Signed hardcover, octavo, 359pp. Minor wear; slight rubbing to lower board edges. Near fine otherwise in like, unclipped dustwrapper (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film).
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$60
43568
Quennell, Peter (Albert Rutherston, illus.)
Inscription on a Fountainhead - signed, limited edition Ariel Poems series, Number 24
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1929.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt upper board titling; 16pp., untrimmed handmade paper, with a decorated half-title page and a coloured illustration. Rebacked; boards very lightly rubbed with mildly bumped corners; signed in ink on the limitations page. No dustwrapper as issued. Very good. No 17 of a limited edition run of only 300 copies
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$60
48234
Riddell, Elizabeth
From the Midnight Courtyard - signed
Angus & Robertson Publishers Pty. Ltd., North Ryde NSW, 1989.
Octavo; paperback; 58pp. Minor wear; inscribed in ink by the author to the title page. Very good to near fine.
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$25
66046
Rothenberg, Jerome
The Notebooks - signed copy
Membrane Press, Milwakee WI, 1976.
Octavo; paperback; 50pp. Minimal wear. Fine. Significant association copy: this copy sent to Louis and Celia Zukofsky, then residing in Port Jefferson NY (envelope retained). Inscribed "for the Z's, with regard for their musicks, & warmly, ever, Jerry". A very small notation on the internal front cover gives a date of receival, is initialled "LZ" and notes "ans'd "A"/C."
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$200
9975
Seth, Vikram
A Suitable Boy - signed copy
Phoenix House, London, 1973.
Hardcover, octavo; red boards with gilt spine titling and pink endpapers; 1349pp. Signed bookplate. Minor wear; sharp cut across front dustwrapper penetrating to board underneath; a few marks and spots to text block edges and small black spot on title page; scrape to upper board edge; else very good in dustwrapper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$75
203702
Shearston, Trevor
Game - signed
Allen & Unwin, Crow's Nest NSW, 2013.
Octavo; paperback; 329pp. Mild wear; covers rubbed and edgeworn; signed in ink to the title page by the author. Very good.
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$20
76928
Tartt, Donna
The Secret History and The Little Friend: two signed volumes in slipcase
Bloomsbury, London, 2009.
Two hardcover volumes, octavo, 1,183pp. [628 + 555pp.] Black boards decorated with tree and classical motif, silver titling, silver text block edges and black ribbon in matching black cloth boards and repeated silver motifs. Fine in like decorated slipcase. Signed, limited edition; this is no. 430 of 1000 copies.
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$300
206731
Taylor, Andrew
Sandstone - signed copy
University of Queensland Press, St Lucia Qld, 1995.
Octavo; paperback; 85pp. Mild wear; lightly toned text block edges; lightly rubbed covers with mild edgewear; inked inscription by the author. Very good.
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$17
96198
Toibin, Colm
The Blackwater Lightship - signed
Picador/Macmillan Publishers Ltd., London, 1999.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles; 273pp. Minor wear; text block edges lightly toned with some spots to the top edge; author's signature in ink to the title page. Dustwrapper very slightly edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$35
41599
Tsaloumas, Dimitris
The Harbour - signed copy
University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia Qld., 1998.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 82pp. Minor wear; inscribed in ink by author; previous owner's name to the title page; lightly toned text block edges. Minor shelf wear to dustwrapper. Very good.
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$20
90344
Winton, Tim
Breath - signed limited edition
Tuskar Rock Press/Hamish Hamilton, Dublin Ireland, 2008.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine title; 216pp. Very minor wear; signed and delimited on the publication page in ink by the author. No dustwrapper, as issued. Fine in a like slipcase. This is the true first edition of this book, limited to 100 copies, 30 of which were bound in full morocco and 70 in cloth. This is copy number 6 of the latter.
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$400