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New Series Catalogue No 6

Nicholas Pounder Rare books Phone 61 2 9389 7710 0417 499 570 Mobile PO Box 3299 Tamarama NSW 2026 AUSTRALIA Established 1982

ABN 87 171 162 941

A CATALOGUE to BEGIN 1. We Moderns: Gotham Book Mart 1920 - 1940. New York, NY: Gotham Book Mart, [1941]. A landmark catalogue in the market and argument for Modern Literature. Reproduces letters to the bookshop by Frances Steloff, Kay Steele, Gertrude Stein, Samuel Putnum and Dudley Fitts; but most significantly it presents author section introductions by William Carlos Williams, Alfred Kreymborg (on Conrad Aiken) Kay Boyle (for Djuna Barnes), Edmund Wilson, William Saroyan, Delmore Schwartz (for Hart Crane), John Dos Passos (for e.e. cummings), Ezra Pound (for T.S. Eliot), Sherwood Anderson (for William Faulkner), James Stern (for Christopher Isherwood), Eugene Jolas (for James Joyce), W.H. Auden (for Louis MacNeice), James Laughlin (for Henry Miller), Ezra Pound (by e.e. cummings), Stephen Spender (by Kenneth Patchen [!]), Gertrude Stein (by Carl Van Vechten), Wallace Stevens (by Conrad Aiken), Edmund Wilson (by Allen Tate), and William Butler Yeats (by W.M. Roth). Rear section includes a fine survey of little magazines: “Dead”, “Now & Then” and “Current” with a forceful introduction to the form. Demi octavo [200 x 140] 90 pages stab bound into yapp style illustrated wrappers. Upper wrapper reproduces Ruth Bower’s painting, “The Life of the Party at Finnegans Wake in Our Garden on Publication Day” (from a photograph by Carl Van Vechten). A near fine copy. $85.00




2. The Rumour. Sydney, NSW: New Poetry/ The Poetry Society of Australia, 1971. The third title in the Prism Poets series and the poet’s second collection. This copy signed by the poet in his manner of the time. Octavo [ 185 x 115] 56 pages in illustrated card wrappers giving Adamson’s year of birth as 1944. A few flecks, else a very good copy. $65.00 3. photographs. Four photographs of Robert Adamson taken by fellow poet John Tranter and included in a publicity package put together to accompany Adamson’s collection, The Clean Dark (1989). The four images are c. 1980 (one image shows what may be an IBM Selectric III) and are probably more appropriately aligned in publication history with Where I Come From— though a more accurate method of dating will no doubt come to hand. 1. 10" x 8" black and white print with unshaven subject next to a fat tyre, shoeless and, interestingly, with a birdcage and improvised small mesh chicken wire box (fish trap ?); 2. 10" x 8" black and white print, head and shoulders, again unshaven and with piercing stare; 3. 8" x 6" black and white close portrait: unshaven, fixed and confident gaze; 4. 8" x 10" black and white print of the poet smoking next to an electric typewriter with a folder of papers and what appears to be a wire basket of manuscript. Tranter has always had declared ambitions towards photographic art, and here we see a special relationship between the lens and subject. All four prints fine, and each with a typed subject note and claimed credit to Tranter fixed on the rear. $85.00

5. Will Everything Possible Happen Eventually Somewhere? Currarong, NSW: Fez Press, 2014. one of forty signed and numbered copies. Prose with brush and ink drawings. Four new works. “Nudges us to a dark crossroads where lives, that may be immortal (if only for an instant), face down the inevitability of death.” With the usual sense of the life that language leads within itself. Oblong octavo [210 x 147] 128 pages perfect bound into illustrated wrappers. $40.00 PATRICK ALEXANDER [1940 -2005] 6. Remembering Grünewald. [Melbourne,Vic: self published, 1994.] A poem in three sections inspired by Matthias Grünewald’s paintings of the crucifixion at the Isenheim Altarpiece. This copy inscribed by the poet to his friend, Cornelis Vleeskens, and with a handwritten birthday card laid in. A4 [297 x 209] [8] pages, rectos only, stapled into plain card covers. Unrecorded. $45.00

with an early draft

ANARCHY [1994 - ]

4. Meaning. Cambridge, UK:Peter Riley, 1998. Poetical Histories, No 46. One of 200 copies. Nine poems. Printed by Peter Lloyd at the Holbeche Press, Rugby, on Montgolfier St Marcel-les-Anne Ingres laid paper. Medium octavo [235 x 150] [12] pages, in printed wrappers featuring a drawing “A Lovely Early God” by Robert Duncan. Offered with a draft of one of the poems, “At Berry’s Bay”, a working typescript with corrections in the poet’s hand and watercolour decorations filling the entire area outside the poem, this draft is substantially different to the published version: close to intent and meaning yet showing considerable reworking in the diction and balance of line—a very revealing stage of transition. The rear of this draft has the poet’s notes for a meeting and reading with fellow poet, Peter Minter. The pair $120.00

7. The Anarchist.Vol 1 No 1.Brisbane, Qld: 1994. First issue largely devoted to Bouganville and questions raised by the 25th South Pacific Forum. Other stories include cannabis law reform, anarchism and social economy, Commonwealth troops in Bosnia, Queensland police and the Aboriginal community, the Daniel Yock case and black deaths in custory. Contributors acknowledged: Ciaron O’Reilly, Shannon Adams, Tony Kneipp, Darryl Eyles, Lynda Rushton, Philip Winn, and Brendan Greenhill. Tabloid [405 x 290] 8 pages. Fine. $35.00



ARTISTS BOOK [1991] 11. Artists’ Books: A Critical Anthology & Sourcebook. Rochester, NY: Visual Studies Workshop Press, 1991. Edited by Joan Lyons. Thirteen essays, including “Book Art”, by Andre Kostelanetz, “The New Art of Making Books” by Ulises Carrion, “Contemporary Artists and Their Books” by Clive Phillpot. Other contributors are, Lucy Lippard, Alex Sweetman, Shelley Rice, Betsy Davids, Robert C. Morgan, Barbara Moore, Jim Petrello, Felipe Ehrenberg, Magali Lara and Javier Cadena. With a preface by Dick Higgins, and an extensive bibliography. Octavo [230 x 150] 270 pages in illustrated wrappers. A little used copy. $30.0o

cover art by philip guston

8. The Spade in the Sensorium. Bolinas, Ca: Big Sky Books, [1974]. The story of Ernest Erk, a sad fiction set in San Francisco. The cartoon quality of Guston’s work during this period was well matched to the sensibility that Bill Berkson sought to evoke at Big Sky — that of a comic book aesthetic. Small quarto [280 x 215] [38] pages printed at the Mesa Press and stapled into illustrated card covers with artwork by Philip Guston. $40.00 art & a texta [1982]


9. Art & A Texta: New Australian Art, a Magazine. Prahran,Vic: new-Australian Art a Magazine, [December, 1982]. A controversial mischief that went towards and then away from the Supreme Court owing to the sensitivity Art & Text editor, Paul Taylor, to this parody of his own journal. (The saga is wonderfully outlined in Michael Denholme’s The Winnowing of the Grain.) Small quarto [225 x 170] 80 pages in illustrated wrappers with the two obligatory stickers. $65.00

12. An Exhibition of Books & Boats. Melbourne, Vic: Council of the State Library of Victoria, 1991. Catalogue and documents for the exhibition held at the State Library of Victoria 13th of July to the 25th August, 1991, featuring the work of Jay Arthur, Alexander Hamilton, Petr Herel, and Paul Uhlmann. Introductory essay by Alex Selenitsch. On five folded sheets for the essay and one for each artist. Laid out and designed in Canberra by Paul Uhlman (Trembling Hands Books) and Jay Arthur. Pamphlets 5 x [450 x 210] folded twice to make six panels of text and illustration, with a 2 page folded A4 sheet listing the works. In printed folding card portfolio. Fine. $45.00

ART & Text / art & a texta [1983]

ARTISTS BOOK [2005] signed by each artist and author

13. Paper Memory. Castlecrag, NSW: Sydney Art on Paper Fair, 2005. An artists book commissioned and published by Akky van Ogtrop, Director of the Sydney Art on Paper Fair to commemorate its tenth anniversary in 2005. signed by thirteen participants: Noel McKenna (artist), George Alexander (writer), Peter Lyssiotis (artist), Bruce Petty (artist), Elizabeth Springer (writer), Anne Kirker (artist), Naminapu Maymura-White (writer), Craig Carter (writer), Jan Davis (writer), Basil Hall (artist), Ivor Indyk (writer), Stephen Spurrier (writer), and Ron McBurnie (artist). Designed and coordinated by Ron McBurnie of Monsoon Publishing, James Cook University. Typeset by Bill Day and bound by Ron McBurnie. On various papers and surfaces, with many fold-ins involving letterpress, photocopy, offset and other methods. Octavo [200 x 155]. A very fine copy. $65.00

10. John and Betty Go to Court.Prahran, Vic: New Art a Magazine, 1983. Reproducing several documents relating to the legal action between “New-Australian Art a Magazine Collective” and Paul Taylor, publisher and editor of Art &​ Text magazine. Also presents affidavits and expert testimony. Upper wrapper reproduces Paul Taylor’s letter to the New Art a Magazine collective dated 20 January 1983 - no doubt the hissy fit that provoked the collective to reproduce the materials presented here. Great stuff. A4 27 pages stapled with binders tape at spine, folded once vertically in the legal fashion. One of a very few copies. $75.00 [3]


assembly book [1974]

13. The Book On Books On Artists Books, by Arnaud Desjardin. London: The Everyday Press, 2013. Revised and expanded edition, listing some 613 items. The Book on Books on Artists’ Books is a bibliography of books, pamphlets and catalogues on artists’ books. It takes stock of a wide variety of publications on artists’ books since the early 1970s to draw attention to the kind of documentary trace of distribution, circulation and reception they represent. It aims to be a source book of exhibition catalogues, collection catalogues, monographs, dealership catalogues and other lists published to inform, promote, describe, show, distribute and circulate artists’ books. Octavo [220 x 150] 320 pages. New in printed wrappers. $35.00

each unique 16. A Package Deal Assembly Book. [Sydney]: Art Workers Collective, [1974]. An artists’ book with contributions by fifty-eight artists. Key players in the successful realisation of this project being, Pam Brown, Tim Burns, Dave Morrissey, and Nigel Roberts. Contributors include: Ranald Allen, Ken Bolton, Pam Brown, Joanne Burns, Ted Colless, Alex Danko, John Forbes, Gaby, Ponch Hawkes, Mitch Johnson, Rae Desmond Jones, Bruce Latimer, Colin Little, Frank Littler, Carol Novack, Netta Perret, π.o., Nigel Roberts, Garry Shead, Noel Sheridan, Jon Silkin (Stand Magazine editor and poet touring Australia that year) Richard Tipping, Ken Unsworth, Cornelis Vleeskens, and Michael Wilding. Oblong foolscap [205 x 335] [60] sheets of surfaces as submitted, deploying various media and method. A fine copy. $350.00

JOHN ASHBERY [1927 - ] JEREMY REED [1951 - ] printer’s proof on amalfi

14. Blue Sonata: The Poetry of John Ashbery. [Loanhead, Scotland]: privately printed for Alan Clodd by Alan Anderson at the Tragara Press, 1994. A printer’s proof copy on Amalfi paper with a handwritten note to this effect at the colophon. Crown quarto [245 x 185] 11 + [1] pages sewn into textured heavy french-fold azure wrappers with printed label. A wise and heartfelt essay surviving in an opulent proof state. Fine. $75.00 JOHN ASHBERY one of thirteen copies for australia

15. A Voice from the Fireplace. Tamarama, NSW: Polar Bear Press, [2012]. Broadside poem. This edition was divided equally between the poet and Nicholas Pounder, with thirteen copies for sale in Australia. From an edition of 26 lettered copies, each signed by john ashbery and the artist, michael fitzjames. Single sheet [500 x 300] printed letterpress in two colours on 310 gsm Magnani Incisioni Smooth Ivory paper. The block from Fitzjames’ artwork was produced by Nicholas Summers in side-grain maple using a computer-controlled router, finished by hand; he set the type digitally and printed the text of the poem from a wood-mounted magnesium photoengraving. All other text is printed from photopolymer plates. The paper was dampened and kept so for all four print-runs. The typeface is Rialto, a digital font designed by Giovanni de Faccio and Lui Karner for letterpress; all text is from the Rialto family. An exquisite production, presenting one of the most popular poems subsequently included in the collection, Quick Questions. $400.00 [4]















INGEBORG BACHMANN [1926 - 1973] signed by translator & artist

17. Peintres Australiens à Étaples by Jean-Claude Lesage. Étaplessur-Mer: Amis du Musée de la Marine d’Étaples, [2000]. The remarkable story of the part played by no less than twenty-five “antipodean” painters, twenty-two Australians and three New Zealanders, in the artistic life of Étaples, the small port town set on the River Canche near to the fashionable coastal resort of Le Touquet Paris Plage, a region known from its ancient name as Picardy. According to Jean-Claude Lesage, the attraction, at least initially, was the contrast between the perceived wholesome character of this provincial location and the ‘mauvaise réputation’ of the Paris art world. The list of these travellers includes some of the best-known Australian artists of the twentieth century, including as it does Isobel Rae, Ethel Carrick Fox, Hilda Rix and Margaret Preston. Word of mouth seems to have been the basis for many of these visitors choosing Étaples as a base, a point made clear by an extract the Lesage quotes from an article Alison Rae, Isobel’s sister, published in 1891. The sisters had come to Étaples on the suggestion of friends in Melbourne and occupied the same house as their friends, where they found “Australian books and eucalyptus leaves in the drawers of a desk”. While the association between John Peter Russell and the Brittanny region is now well known, the link between Picardy and artists such as those already mentioned and others such as Arthur Streeton, Will Dyson, Rupert Bunny and Charles Conder has received less attention, except perhaps in relation to the work executed by Streeton and Dyson as official war artists during the Great War. Of particular interest is Lesage’s concern to provide a French audience with an insight into an important period of Australia’s art history, the final two decades of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth. A handsome production, with a comprehensive checklist of painters, valuable chronologies and detailed listings of exhibitions as well as bibliographical citations. With a full companion English text translated by Pauline le Borgne. Quarto [280 x 215] 136 pages; 58 colour illustrations; 30 black and white + maps. NEW with dust jacket featuring a detail from a painting by Isobel Rae. $120.00

19. Days in White.Wollongong University, NSW: Five Islands Press, 2003. Translated by Angelika Fremd, with transcription drawings by Ruark Lewis. one of 50 numbered copies signed by Fremd and Lewis. Facing German /English texts. Octavo [225 x 150] 97 pages, perfect bound into illustrated wrappers employing artwork by Bachmann and with a jacket replicating same. Very fine. $65.00 J.G. Ballard [1930 - 2009]

20. autograph letter, signed, to a Mr Mellen, arranging a meeting and suggesting a telephone call to refine the details. “You’re welcome to come and see me here—it sounds a most interesting project.” With his Shepperton address, and further directions in another ink. One page, dated May 29, 1974. Four folds and some creasing. $50.00 HELEN BANSEMER [1951 - ]

21. Rumpledbutstillskin: Poems. North Adelaide, SA: Chaotic Press , 1974. “A Commit Edition.” Octavo [210 x 170] [20] pages stencilled typescript stapled into printed wrappers. Spine sunned, else very good. Like anything by this poet, scarce. $45.00


The Greville Press is a ray of hope at a time when poetry is in dudgeon edna o’brien

18. The Australian Women’s Calendar, 1978. Chippendale,NSW: Women’s Liberation Publishing Fund, 1977. The Collective included, Barbie Bloch, Anny Bremner, Lindy Dent, Laurie Denton, Margaret Eliot, Sarah Gibson, Helen Grace, Beth Haynes, Kath McLean, Penny Ryan, Tina Słoń, and Victoria Wootten. Months have unattributed photos, drawings and texts, though there is an extract from a Liz Jacka interview in Scarlet Woman, and a quote from Ti-Grace Atkinson. Thirteen heavy sheets [435 x 280] spiral bound. A few creases and stains, with some insect damage to the lower surface of the final sheet. $60.00

GEORGE BARKER [1913 - 1991] 22. Seven Poems. Warwick, UK: Greville Press, 1977. With drawings by Richard Williams. one of 250 signed and numbered copies. An early salvo for the press by its founder and stalwart, the inspired Anthony Astbury. Octavo [215 x 145] [16] pages in which are reproduced seven drawings by Williams. Black cloth, stamped in gilt. A very good copy. $40.00 [6]

James K. Baxter [1926 -1972]

barbara baynton [1857 – 1929] the author’s own copy

his first collection

23. Beyond the Palisade. Christchurch [NZ]: Caxton Press 1944. The poet’s first published collection. Octavo [220 x 140] 40 pages in embossed green paper covered boards. No jacket was issued. With the ownership signature of M.B. Thomson. Some slight sporadic light foxing (typical) else very good. $200.00

Barbara had been moving in high circles in England and had got a bit carried away. When ‘Jo’ was born in 1915 he had been called: Henry Baynton St John Mildmay Gullett. St John (‘singe jern’) and Mildmay were supposed to have been English people Barbara was keen to impress.... Barbara had such a wearying early life, she got Sandy Blight [trachoma] so the lorgnette are extremely strong. Little did that poor young girl making hats in Emmaville know that the dust that was ruining her eyesight would one day be fixed by a gorgeous pair of glasses like that ! penne hackforth-jones

with baynton’s scissors style lorgnette

26. The Human Toll. London: Duckworth & Co, 1907. Her only novel. the author’s own copy, presented to her grandson. With the armorial bookplate of Baynton’s third husband, Lord Headley, and the author’s signature beneath. Penne Hackforth-Jones, her biographer and great granddaughter, provides the background above. Crown octavo [198 x 130] 344 pages in original green cloth stamped in gilt and blind, with inset photograph of the author’s hands on the upper board, as issued. With Baynton’s scissors style lorgnette. $1,500.00 24. Lament for Barney Flanagan, Licensee of the Hesperus Hotel : a Fine New Poem by James K. Baxter. [Wellington, 1954]. Single sheet [205 x 255] folded once to 4 pages with title and decorations by Brockie. A fine copy. $45.00

bruce beaver [1928 - 2004] nigel butterley [1935 - ] the poet’s first book

27. Under The Bridge. Sydney: Beaujon Press, 1961. The poet’s first book. this copy with nigel butterley’s ownership signature and a personal inscription from beaver at the colophon. In 1960 Nigel Butterley was the choirmaster at St Alban’s church Epping. In that year, the Burcham Clamp building was to get a new spire that was to be dedicated at a service conducted by the Archbishop. Butterley was commissioned to write a piece of music for the occasion, and asked Bruce Beaver to furnish the lyric. The work, entitled, “Anthem for a Dedication”, was the result of that collaboration. This, Butterley’s second choral work, is nowadays known simply by the opening words “Who Build on Hope”. One of three hundred copies printed by Graham Macdonald and John Cummings. Octavo [220 X 140] 46 pages in printed wrappers. With a published facsimile of Butterley’s score and words included. $125.00

25. Chosen Poems. Bombay: Konkan Institute of Arts & Sciences, 1958. Published for private circulation - as a kind of calling card - while the poet was on a six month UNESCO Fellowship in Japan and India. Presents twelve poems and a short biography of the poet. A perfect copy of this booklet printed at the Saxon Press, Bombay. Crown octavo[185 x 120] 16 pages, stapled into printed wrappers. Mint. $150.00 [7]

BRIAN BELL [1929 - 2000]


28. A Group of Aphorisms & Condensed Sentences. Wellington, NZ: John Rhodes, 1952. How it was, then. A frail and elusive pamphlet—evocative and with meanings yet to be integrated into a working retrospect. Small octavo [180 x 120] 5 pages in printed wrappers. $35.00

probability of not landing in the predetermined spot, the derangement of proposed memories – popped into place after a while and eventually took over as the primary term to work under.” anslem berrigan. Issued in the deciBels Series edited by Pam Brown. Typography and design by Chris Edwards. Small square octavo [135 x 135] 44 pages in illustrated wrappers. New, at the published price. $15.00

FOREST STIRLING BELL 29. Cirque Poems. [Mesa Verde, Co: FSB, 1976?] Artist book. Oblong [100 x 150] c.A6 [18] leaves, rectos only, with an overlay and original artwork/rubber stamp; comb-bound into printed wrappers. [I can locate only one other copy, among the papers of Kenneth Rexroth.] $45.00

TED BERRIGAN [1934 - 1983]

Sandor Petöfi Berger [1925 - ? ] 30. Poems of Sandor Berger 1950 - 1955. Bondi Junction, NSW: S. Berger, 1956. “First and Special Australian Edition.” The poet’s first collection. This volume perhaps provides us with the best account of the poet’s background: his youth in Csenger, his arrest as a “Jew” and his incarceration in Buchenwald, his years as a displaced person, and his eventual journey to Australia. By the late 1960s he had entered a state of paranoid psychosis, and while his writings continued forth, there was little that held the open and innocent ideals of this small volume. Octavo [210 x 135] 96 pages in printed wrappers with the poet’s portrait. Produced by Hadliegh Duplicating Service, Marrickville. A fine copy in illustrated wrappers. $40.00 ANSELM BERRIGAN [1972 - ]

a poem for lou reed

32. Red Wagon. Chicago: The Yellow Press, 1976. Across a range of forms, he struts his stuff. This collection includes “Sunday Morning” (a poem for Lou Reed). Octavo [215 x 140] 73 pages + advts. A near fine copy in printed wrappers with artwork by Rochelle Kraut and a portrait of the poet by Gerard Malagna. $35.00 TED BERRIGAN Tom Clark [1941 - ] ron padgett [1942 - ]

31. Pregrets. Newtown, NSW: Vagabond Press, 2014.“I get an odd kind of pleasure from writing longhand underneath pre-selected titles, titles that seem to imply or propose a tonal space from which to begin generating and/or arranging material. A small show of drawings, prints and paintings by Jasper Johns at the Museum of Modern Art titled ‘Regrets’ made me curious to try that word as a title this past spring, and the term ‘Pregrets’ – the fantasy or fact of getting ready to feel sorrow or distress, the attendant humors such a frame might provoke, the

33. Back in Boston Again. New York: Telegraph Books, 1972. A small anthology, where each of the three perform superbly in a small space, introduced by Aram Saroyan. Sub octavo [180 x 120] 48 pages in illustrated card wrappers featuring a photo by Rudy Burckhardt. A very good copy with an interesting provenance. $50.00 [8]

bizarre [1964]

ken bolton [1949 – ] 36. Four Poems. Darlington, NSW: Sea Cruise Books, 1977. A signed copy of the poet’s first published collection. Quarto [280 x 215] 31 pages of duplicated typescript stapled into hand coloured card wrappers by “Raoul du Plicit. A very good copy. $200.00

34. Bizarre No.32-33: Littérature illettrée ou la littérature à la lettre. Paris: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1964. The title of this excellent double issue of Jean-Jacques Pauvert’s revue Bizarre, translates to “Illiterate literature or literature of the letter”. Its focus is on asemic writing and visual poetries - covering calligraphy, Letterism and related concrete poetries. The centrepiece is a heavily-illustrated 33 page section on Letterism written by its founder, Isidore Isou - introducing and illustrating the work of Isou, Gabriel Pomerand, François Dufrêne, Gil J. Wolman, Jean-Louis Brau, and Maurice Lemaître. Also included are 4 pages of other writings/poems by François Dufrene, and articles on the Bryen, Villegle & Hains collaboration “Hépérile Éclaté”, Klaus-Peter Dienst, Winfred Gaul, and a full-page of Burroughs & Gysin photographs. Quarto [270x 190]160 pages. A very good copy. $50.00

37. Duae Sestinae: Two Sestinas. Coalcliff, NSW: Bier Rhymes With Beer Press, 1980.Presents “Bunny Melody” and “Funny Ideas”. Oblong post octavo [205 x 130] 15 pages stapled into silkscreened wrappers. A fine copy of a thing of beauty. (See Coalcliff Days, page 17). $120.00 38. Notes for Poems. Hackney, SA: A Shocking Looking Book [a division of Magic Sam Publications], 1982. From and editon of 200 made at the Experimental Art Foundation printery. Names names and gives the inside running on the poetry scene with characteristic style and whimsy. Square octavo [175 x 175] 36 pages stapled into printed card wrappers with dust jacket. (See Coalcliff Days, pages 224 - 225.) A very good copy. $60.00 39. Talking To You: Poems 1978 – 1981. Clifton Hill, Vic: Rigmarole Books, [1983]. With the David Malouf dust jacket endorsement. Octavo [210 x 135] 58 pages + publisher’s adverts, stapled into plain card wrappers with dust jacket designed by the poet. A fine copy. $50.00

BLACK DOG [1991]

40. Blazing Shoes. Adelaide, SA: Open Dammit Books, 1984. one of 200 copies. Mary Christie cover endorsement. Oblong duodecimo [175 x 85] 112 pages stapled into silkscreened card wrappers by “Drunk Persons”. (See Coalcliff Days, page 142.) A fine copy. $85.00 41. Three Poems for John Forbes. Adelaide, SA: Little Esther Books, 2005. “Published by Ken Bolton for Feral & Boffin of Feral Boffin + Distingué.” The cover illustration utilises a snapshot of a vintage Glebe party scene featuring Forbes and Bolton. Octavo [160 x 140] 40 pages stapled into printed wrappers. A fine copy of an elusive item. $50.00

35. The Black Dog. Kings Cross, NSW: [James Scanlon], 1991. Issues No 1 and No 2 of this short-lived scandal sheet. From folded A3 [8] pages + [8] pages. Always controversial, and - for many - too hot to handle. The pair $45.00 [9]

ken bolton


42. London Poem.Adelaide, SA: Open Dammit Books, 2014. from an edition of three copies only. A travelogue and meditation on distance, company and place. Bolton’s eye for local form and mannerism produces a graceful style of observation, with unselfconscious references to painting, cinema, literature and the poetry of the overheard and found. Moving through London, Berlin, and Barcelona one is aware of the strange juxtaposition of detail and often magical associations encountered by his passage. Quarto [300 x 215] [72] pages rectos only, with 17 colour photographs and 12 black and white. Sewn into smooth slate coloured cloth covered boards, with a heavy paper dust jacket reproducing a pencil sketch winter scene by the poet. $400.00

46. The Book of Imaginary Beings. London: Jonathan Cape, 1970. A bestiary constructed with the assistance of Margarita Guerrero, and translated here by Norman Thomas di Giovanni in collaboration with Borges. Advance reading copy with typed press release fixed to the upper cover. Octavo [215 x 135] 256 pages in the publisher’s house style wrappers. $50.00 JOE brainard [1942 -1994] ron padgett [1942 -]

YVES BONNEFOY [1923 - ] PABLO PALAZUELO [1915 - 2007] 43. Palazuelo. Derrière le miroir No 229. Paris: Maeght, Mai 1978. Essay by Yves Bonnefoy - “Un héritier de Rimbaud”. This is the begining of Palazuelo’s “Numero y las Aguas” sequence. Two double page lithographs (internal and cover), three line drawings reproduced, with seven black and white photographs, and five colour. Folio [380 x 280] 24 pages in printed card folder. $50.00

47. 100,000 Fleeing Hilda. [New York]: Boke Press, 1967. A memorable collaboration. one of 300 copies signed and numbered by brainard and padgett. Octavo [215 x 140] [28] pages, rectos only. A copy showing age with darkening and a few spots, else little used in printed card wrappers. $120.00

JORGE LUIS BORGES [1899 -1986] 44. Jorge Luis Borges; des témoins, correspondance, inédits, interférences, situations, essais, ,borges et borges. chronologie de l’ultraïsme, biographie, glossaire Argentine, bibliographie, inconographie. Edited by Dominique de Roux and Jean de Milleret. Paris: L’Herne, 1964. First printing of this, the fourth in the L’Herne publishing project, and the first major critical anthology cum symposium on Borges in any language. Among the contributors: Valéry Larbaud (his 1925 review of Inquisiones), Adolfo Bioy Casares, Alfonso Reyes, Maurice Nadeau, Jean Cassou, Anthony Kerrigan, Vitoria Ocampo, Silvina Ocampo, Ernesto Sabato, and Jean Ricardou. Includes twenty texts by Borges, some previously unpublished. Quarto [270 x 210] 516 + [14] page section of photographs. Very good in original printed wrappers with acetate jacket. $75.00

frank brennan SJ [1954 - ] control - public order - conscience

48. Too Much Order With Too Little Law. St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 1983. A groundbreaking work in the understanding of dissent and social change in Australia— with the blue ribbon focus provided by the state of Queensland. an inscribed presentation copy - to coralie cassady. From the small number issued in the cloth state, and with a special association in this instance. Octavo [220 x 140] 303 pages. A very good copy in like dust jacket by Tamsin Edwards. $50.00 DAVID BROOKS [1953 - ] 49. Five Poems. Sydney, NSW: Flying Fox Editions, 1981. this copy inscribed to bob brissenden, “friend and mentor” and dated 25 November 1981 in Canberra. (Also with Brissenden’s ownwership signature.) One of 200 copies on antique wove. Octavo [205 x 145] [12] pages in decorated wrappers. A very good copy. Scarce. $50.00

45. A Personal Anthology. London: Jonathan Cape, 1968. Edited, translated, and with a foreword by Anthony Kerrigan. Advance reading copy with typed press release fixed to the upper cover. Octavo [200 x 130] 210 pages in the publisher’s house style wrappers. $100.00 [10]

PAM BROWN [1948 -]

PAM BROWN 50. Cocabola’s Funny Picture Book. Glebe, NSW/Sherbrooke Forest, Vic: Pamela J.B. Brown, 1973. “Made by the Gertrude Stein of the hippies, Pamela Cocabola.” “Words”, “Michael Meehan”, “Diana Fuller’s Stuff ”, and “Laurie Duggan’s Words”. With artwork by Netta Perrett. Printed at the Tomato Press. Quarto [270 x 215] [50] pages, stapled and fixed into printed wrappers. Rare. $200.00 51. Automatic Sad. North Ryde, NSW:[Pamela J.B. Brown, 1974]. The poet’s second collection, printed by Tomato Press, with her address revised to Annandale and noted in her hand. Demy octavo [240 x 165] [28] pages on buttercup wove stapled into contrasting blue illustrated wrappers with a photo by Cess Lily. $125.00 52. Café Sport. Sydney, NSW: Seacruise Books, 1979. a signed copy. Five years writing, gathered thus, “This Old Angel: Poems 1974 – 1976”, “Can’t Stand a Push: Poems 1977 – 1978” and “Three Summers: Prose 1978”. With photographs by Micky Allan. Octavo [215 x 135] 54 pages stapled into pictorial wrappers. Very good. $45.00

In 1973 I was staying for a time in Poet's Lane, Sherbrooke in the Dandenong Mountains (in Victoria) and I decided to make a book that included the work of some of my friends. The book I made was a reinterpreted trace of Coles Funny Picture Book first published in 1879 by Edward Cole, an English entrepreneur who had migrated to Melbourne in 1852 during the gold rush and eventually became a bookseller. His compendium, in various editions, was a popular omnibus of weird and wonderful illustrations, puzzles, verses and slogans on Cole's theme of the inevitability of a federated world with one religion. It was kept in print until 1966. His large Bourke Street bookshop - “Cole's Book Arcade” glittered with mirrors and brass, and had two little mechanical men at the entrance turning over a series of mechanised, cymbal-clashing advertising boards. The staff were dressed in brilliant scarlet jackets. There was a giant rainbow over the façade.

PAM BROWN & JANE ZEMIRO [1939-] signed by the poet and translator

53. Alibis. Sydney, NSW: Société Jamais Jamais, 2014. Poems by Pam Brown tranlated into French by Jane Zamiro. A selection from 50-50 (1997), Text Thing (2002) Dear Deliria (2002) and Authentic Local (2010). With an introduction by the poet, and a fascinating essay on the process of this translation by Zemiro. signed by poet and translator. Parallel text. Octavo [210 x 148] [164] pages in printed wrappers. New, at the published price. $15.00

Cole's Funny Picture Book was well-known to Australian children of my generation as a curiously horrifying omnibus of late C19th moralism. It was profusely illustrated with odd etchings and peculiar punishments for misbehaviour. I hoped my own take on this book would turn the tables and amuse the optimistic and often happily stoned young women and men of the 'counter culture'. My superstar name at the time was “Cocabola” - alluding to the western world's corporate giant and pop artist's favourite brand “Coca-Cola” and to the drug cocaine. I did the layout for Cocabola's Funny Picture Book on a small kitchen table. I literally cut and pasted every page and hand made the colour separations for the cover one by one on acetate sheets using a home made light box courtesy of the artist Bob Daly. I then took the layout pages up to Sydney to be printed, in all their multicoloured splendour, by Rienie Van Dinteren at Tomato Press in Glebe Point Road (which was also where, a year or so earlier, I'd had my silkscreen shop). The book was large format, printed on coloured paper with a rainbow in the middle pages.

54. West End Blues for Carl. Tamarama, NSW: Polar Bear Press, [2014]. Single poem addressed to Carl Harrison-Ford employing the evocation of King Oliver's "West End Blues". Concertina [830 x 165] with four folds [165 x 165] on Zerkall cotton fixed into printed wrappers of Ilford Gallerie Silk, then housed in an EP paper sleeve. Twentysix copies made as a gift for the poet. Ten copies reserved for sale. $40.00

The writing in the book was by myself and various friends - writer Michael Meehan from Brisbane, poet Laurie Duggan & singer/actor Barbara Daly from Melbourne and filmmakers Gillian Leahy & Diana Fuller from Sydney. Alongside the poems I included lots of artwork by Paul Lester, Netta Perrett, Diana Fuller, Mike Brown & myself. The dedication list ends with [to] "... everyone who is living in the programmed rabbit-hole". pam brown


Thomas Alexander Browne [1826 - 1915] Rolf Boldrewood

Dirk de Bruyn [1950 -] one of ten copies

family correspondence

56. Notes on Filmmaking 1985-6. Highett, ACT: 1987. Being Where Is Our Satellite ! No 3. “Where’s Our Satellite is a collective of artists who use the banner to publish, when the will triumphs and in various forms ...mag/book, diary. photocopy, pamphlet - nothing is unlikely, film, words, sound, there are no restrictions on how they will publish this work ...” Collective members: Merissa Stirpee, Frank Lovece, Michael Buckley, Dirk de Bruyn, Marcus Bergner, Pete Spence, Bill Mousoulis. “This time it is knitpicking from Diaries 85-86 X Dirk de Bruyn.” The film maker’s diary notes reproduced in facsimile from his work in Ballarat, Holland and the US during those two years. A4 [trimmed 295 x 210] 38 + [14]pages from stencils + colour inserts at rear, stapled and taped at spine. Marked No 3/10 copies and signed by de Bruyn. Obviously scarce. $85.00

55. thirteen autograph letters, c. 1888 - 1911. Correspondence from T.A. Browne to his daughter, Emma, at various addresses—Albury, Camden, Richmond, Gulgong, etc.

note: de Bruyn was a founding member and past president of MIMA (Experimenta), and has been involved with Fringe Network and a member of the Melbourne Super 8 Film Group. He has written about and curated various programs of film and video art internationally and written extensively about this area of arts practice. He is currently teaching Animation and Digital Culture at Deakin University in Melbourne, Victoria.

1. from Dubbo, 4 August, 1886 [4½pages]; 2. from “Carabella” 11 January 1888 [4 pages]; 3. from Albury, 4 August 1888 [4 pages]; 4. from Albury, 17 August 1888 [6 pages]; 5. from “Carabella” Tuesday 17 [4 pages]; 6. from “Boldrewood”, 7 February 1909 [2 pages]; 7. from “Boldrewood” 3 April 1909 [2 pages]; 8. from “Boldrewood” 17 June 1909 [4 pages]; 9. from “Hybla” Toorak, 28 December - 1 January 1911 [4 pages]; 10. from “Hybla” Toorak, 5 April 1911 [4 pages]; 11. from “Hybla” Toorak, 28 July 1911 [4 pages]; 12. from “Hybla” Toorak, 16 October 1911[1 page] 13. from “Hybla” Toorak, 21-26 October 1911 [2 pages].

vincent buckley [1925 - 1988] first collection signed

57. The World’s Flesh. Melbourne, Vic: F.W. Cheshire, 1954. The poet’s first collection, simply signed “Vincent Buckley” on the front free endpaper. Octavo [220 x 140] 54 pages in decorated paper covered boards. A very good copy in dust jacket. $100.00

A rich and affectionate exchange over many years, providing insight into his part of society (particularly Melbourne), literature (and his reading) and the consolidation of his views in later life—as well as many remarks on the climate and the state of the garden at Toorak (Margaret Maria Browne - his wife, the gardener - was the author of The Flower Garden in Australia, 1893).

to jim baxter from vincent buckley

58. Poetry & Morality. London: Chatto & Windus, 1959. Studies on the criticism of Mathew Arnold, T.S. Eliot and F.R. Leavis, introduced by Basil Wiley. this copy inscribed to jim baxter. Octavo [220 x 145] 240 pages in orange cloth. Some spotting, else very good in dust jacket. A nice association. $85.00

With a two page handwritten summary of Browne/ Boldrewood, on the letterhead of “Liverynga”, Elizabeth Bay (home of Sir Philip Street—Emma married into the Street family) with acknowledgement to John’s Notable Australians, and Who’s Who in Australia.

59. Reflections on the Future. A paper delivered at the twenty-sixth world congress of Pax Romana, held in Lyons, France in July 1966, where the poet was a headline participant. Buckley’s broad theme is aggiornamento and he brings to it a literary style addressing the spirit of change and openmindedness with a cautious eye to the avant garde, his argument and deliberation martialling Blake, Dostoyevsky, Arnold, Teilhard de Chardin and Mircea Eliade. F/cap quarto [260 x 210] 28 pages of roneoed typescript, stapled into typed plain wrappers. Almost unknown. $60.00

Each piece well preserved, and many with the original envelope. $3250.00 [12]



Charles Buckmaster [1951–1972]

William Burroughs

60. Deep Blue And Green. Heidelberg West, Vic: Michael Dugan/ Crosscurrents, 1970. Buckmaster’s first book, selected and published by Dugan. A poet of great promise, Buckmaster was a figure within the La Mama poetry workshop, and the editor of The Great Auk. He published one more collection before committing suicide at the age of 21. Post quarto [260 x 205] [12]pages of duplicated typescript on pale green paper, stapled into printed wrappers. A well cared for example of a scarce and vulnerable item. $120.00

64. Snack. London: Aloes Books, 1975. “This book is the transcript of two tapes. The first is of a radio broadcast made by Eric Mottram for the BBC at the time of the Times Literary Supplement correspondence on the banning of William Burroughs’ books in 1964. The second was made at the Duke Street flat of Mr Burroughs in the early Summer of 1973.” Introduction by Jim Pennington. Octavo [205 x 145] 34 pages stapled into printed wrappers.A very good copy. $75.00

joanne burns [1945 – ] She is surely plugged into the collective madness of our times

patrick white 61. Snatch. London: The Strange Faeces Press, 1972. signed and titled by the poet on both upper and lower cover sheet. The poet’s first collection published by Opal [Louis] Nations, who also did the internal and cover graphics for this book. Produced towards the end of her two years spent in England and Europe. “Inauguration Of The Mouseafear Club” was included in Kate Jennings’ Mother I’m Rooted and a number of other poems were later incorporated into Ratz. This is a pristine copy. Early A4 [298 x 210] [36] pages on 18 sheets of duplicated typescript and drawing, stapled at the edge. On bright Gestetner watermarked paper. Rare. $120.00 William Burroughs [1914 – 1997]

62. So Who Owns Death TV ? (with Claude Pelieu and Carl Weissner). San Francisco, Ca: Beach Books, 1967. This is the much rarer edition entirely on black paper. According to Maynard and Miles around 200 were printed. Octavo [214 x 145] [20] pages stapled into wrappers (also black) printed in silver and white. Fine. $185.00

65. Ruby Editions Portfolio 1. London: Wallrich Books, 1974. This folio designed by Henri Chopin, contains three colour screen-printed works: one each by William Burroughs, Cozette de Charmoy, and Henri Chopin. Each is signed by the artist and numbered in pencil. The title/colophon page is printed on translucent paper. From an edition one hundred numbered copies. Burroughs contribution is the sought-after “Un Poeme Modern”, featuring an image of Burroughs underneath a cut-up text printed in silver. Each print done onto 90 lb Kent stock by the Coriander Studio. Three prints [380 x 280] in a printed card folder [440 x 290]. All fine. $1200.00

63. The Dead Star. San Francisco, Ca: Nova Broadcast Press, 1969. No 5 in the Broadcast series. Burroughs’ scrapbook, collage three column newspaper-style, originally published in England in Jeff Nuttall’s My Own Mag “Dutch Schultz” issue in a different format. Octavo [202 x 120] printed covers holding a stapled folding sheet [680 x 200]. A very good copy. $60.00 [14]

William Burroughs

William Burroughs BRADLEY MASON HAMLIN [1963 -]

At a time when the cartoonist’s genre seems to be merging into photography and painting, S.Clay Wilson stands out as a stylist and a craftsman as distinctive as Aubrey Beardsley. One look and you know it is a Wilson. He is also in the tradition of George Grosz, a savage social satirist with a flair for grotesquerie. Style is a special way of seeing and experiencing sensory data - the artist’s special way - so any artist, in effect, creates his own universe and outsiders may be presumptuous when they judge this universe by their own evaluation, not realizing that an artist’s universe operates by the artist’s rules. What may seem grotesque, horrible, and ugly is transmuted into mythologic figures as with the seven dwarfs. So the hideous lesbian pirate becomes an appealing comic figure in the Wilson universe. Look at the detail in Wilson’s work, the care disposed on every line. I don’t feel that he hates his material, as Grosz did: they are his characters, his creations. Wilson’s universe is a lunatic area of blood and mayhem that reassures because it is travesty - it is not real. william s. burroughs

68. Love Virus, by Bradley Mason Hamlin. [Los Angeles, Ca.]: Free Thought Publications, 2000. Poem in homage to Burroughs on a folded card. Upper centre panel is portrait of WSB by Christine Fullwood, with Hamlin’s poem down the side. The card is folded twice to the centre creating three outer panels in a door-like configuration which arranges quotes from Burroughs’ work. No 13 of 150 copies signed by both Fullwood and Hamlin. A fine copy. $45.00 MYRA BUTTLE [VICTOR PURCELL 1896 - 1965] I am only a very ordinary girl, and what with my grandmother being bedridden and my having to give a hand in the shop, I am kept pretty busy. But I do find time to read, and poetry is about as necessary to me as air, though, of course, I don’t need it quite so often or in such quantities.

66. typed letter signed, a single page on Sphinx watermarked paper, to Steve Clay Wilson, dated 17 May 1974 from his New York address at Franklin Street. Burroughs discusses his current teaching work, and goes on to outline his plans for a journey to the West Coast, which Burroughs refers to as “The Western Front”…“Allen G. is there for the Summer at a farm he has with Gary Snyder...the last and only other time I have been to the West Coast, I was flown and limo’ed out and taxied back to the bus station after the producer complained there was too much sex and violence in Naked Lunch….Well, son cosas de la vida I always say.” Burroughs asks Wilson if he knows anyone who would sponsor a reading in San Francisco as he needs to recoup the expenses of the trip “I trust you not to deliver me to Bill Graham — or why not ? But at any rate sniff discreetly about.” Approx 185 words. Signed in full, William Burroughs, in envelope addressed in full to S. Clay Wilson at his San Francisco address and postmarked 17 May 1974. All fine. $375.00

However the more I read of modern poetry .... t.s. eliot parody with autograph letter

69. The Sweeniad, by Myra Buttle. [Herts. UK: privately printed], 1957. An accomplished parody of T.S. Eliot (some say assisted by Robert Graves). Purcell was a Cambridge don - a sinologist - with a distinguished career, both as a teacher and colonial administrator. This volume is from a small private printing preceding the regular trade edition. Laid in is a two page autograph letter from the author on his Cambridge letterhead, dated September 1959. The book is also inscribed by both Purcell and “Myra Buttle”. Printed at the Broadwater Press for the author. Octavo [220 x 140] 66 pages in deep red cloth, titled in gilt at the spine. Some darkening and sporadic spotting, but all in good fun. $300.00 Robert Owen “Bob” Callahan [1942 - 2008]

one of fifty copies signed by burroughs

67. The Hombre Invisible. San Diego, Ca: Atticus Books [Ralph Cook], 1981. With a foreword “The Future Of The Novel” by William Burroughs, and a detailed listing of 360 items, many of which are not cited in the standard bibliography, Maynard & Miles. No 50 of 50 copies signed and numbered. “This catalogue lists what is probably the most comprehensive collection of works by and about William Burroughs ever assembled and offered in the United States...” Octavo [220 x 140] [56] pages illustrated. Wrappers. Fine. $200.00 [15]

70. Idols. [Berkeley, Ca: Turtle Island Foundation, 1970.] A poetic rendering of reason and ritual in the native American calendar. Callahan was co-founder of the Turtle Island Foundation and the Before Columbus Foundation, and was a considerable force in specialist publishing, particularly that of minorities in North America. Exquisitely printed letterpress on Curtis Utopian watermarked paper. Oblong [195 x 115] [24] pages sewn into printed card covers with handmade tissue overlay. A fine copy of an uncommon item. $40.00

SOPHIE CALLE [1953 - ]

BLAISE CENDRARS [1887 - 1961]

71. Sophie Calle: Association pour l’art contemporain, Nevers, 15 Juin-15 Juillet 1985. Nevers: Association pour l’art contemporain, 1985. Conception graphique et textes de l’artiste. Exhibition catalogue designed by Yves Aupetitallot, essay “Sophie Calle and ‘The Regard’”by Christian Besson with English translation by Bruno Parfait. Interestingly for the controversial events of that year, Calle has written her address and phone number on the title page. Oblong octavo [210 x 150] [32] pages. A very good copy. $40.00

76. Prose of the Trans-Siberian & of the Little Jeanne de France. Sheffield, UK: West House Books, 2001. La prose du Transsibérien et de la Petite Jehanne de France, translated by Tony Baker and illustrated by Alan Halsey. The West House edition has been out of print for several years, and is such a prize that it is rarely offered in the secondhand market. Octavo [210 x 145] [24] pages stapled into illustrated card wrappers. $40.00 RenÉ Char [1907 - 1988]

LEWIS CARROLL [1832 - 1898]

one of 15 numbered copies signed by the artist

“Ah well, they may write such things in a Book” Humpty Dumpty said in a calmer tone.

77. Contre une maison sèche. Wahroonga, NSW: BMH Press, [2001]. A work first published in his collection Le Nu Perdu (Gallimard, 1971). René Char (1907-88) is acknowledged as one of the greatest French poets of all time. Originally allied with the Surrealists, his poems evolved from the “fury and mystery” of the Second World War to the later existential and metaphysical reflections. This livre d’artiste includes the poem in the original French printed in blue and an English translation by Mary Ann Caws in burgundy with twenty-one coloured aquatint etchings by Bill Meldrum-Hanna. The aquatint etchings were printed by the artist and the letterpress text, set in 18 point Spectrum, by Mike Hudson and Jadwiga Jarvis at the Wayzgoose Press, Katoomba. Printed on Magnani Incisioni 310 gsm, each sheet 500 x 700. The book is encased in an ochre linen covered box [510 x 720 x 20]. A fine copy. $4000.00

72. The Lewis Carroll Handbook.Being a New Version of a Handbook of the Literature of the Rev. C. L. Dodgson. Revised & Augmented by Roger Lancelyn Green. Now Further Revised by Denis Crutch.Folkestone, Kent: W. Dawson and Sons, 1979. The standard bibliography. Octavo [230 x 145] xix + 340 pages + [7] leaves of plates. A fine copy in dust jacket. $85.00 facsimile editions in full leather

73. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass. London: Macmillan, 1984. Facsimiles of the 1866 and 1872 editions with the Tenniel illustrations. Crown octavos [185 x 130] in gilt stamped leather, all edges gilt, and matching slipcase. Each very good. The pair $200.00

G.K. CHESTERTON [1874 - 1936]

Gary Catalano [1947 -2002] signed by gary catalano and the artist

74. Light & Water: Forty Prose Poems: 1980–1999. Braidwood, NSW: Finlay Press, 2002. the first book of the press in an edition of 150 copies only. Handset in Baskerville and printed by Phil Day on Magnani paper. Signed by the poet and by Chris Wallace Crabbe (who executed prints for the illustrated deluxe issue, Nos 1-50). Octavo [195 x 130] 50 pages in double folds. Mint in printed card wrappers with equally fine slipcase. $125.00

An important book: one of the finest volumes of detective short stories ever written. ellery queen from his agency

LEE CATALDI [1942 - ]

78. The Innocence of Father Brown. London: Cassell & Company, 1911. The first Father Brown—a collection of twelve stories introducing this enduring favourite of detective fiction. With eight plates by Sydney Seymour Lucas. This copy with the file ticket of chesterton’s agent, a.p. watt, fixed to the front free endpaper. Octavo [195 x 130] 336 pages in bright red cloth titled in gilt on spine and upper. A bright clean, and apparently unread copy, with only the slightest darkening to endpapers. $650.00

uncommon cloth issue

75. Invitation to a Marxist Lesbian Party. Glebe, NSW: Wild & Woolley, 1978. one of a few hardcover copies issued. The poet’s first collection and the winner of the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ Anne Elder Poetry Award. Octavo [205 x 140] 120 pages in brown boards titled in gilt at spine. Pristine. $65.00 [16]

DON MEE CHOI [1962 - ]

JEAN COCTEAU [1889 - 1963]

79. Petite Manifesto. Newtown, NSW: Vagabond Press, 2014. Poems about grammar, translation, immigration, debt, Gulliver, and Betty, including an explanation on Betty’s home. It also has art inspired by Melanie Klein. Don Mee Choi was born in Seoul and grew up in Seoul and Hong Kong. She now lives in Seattle. She is the author of The Morning News is Exciting (Action Books, 2010) and a recipient of a 2011 Whiting Writers Award and the 2012 Lucien Stryk Translation Prize. Her most recent translation titles are Princess Abandoned (Tinfish, 2012), Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream(Action Books, 2014), and I’m OK, I’m Pig! (Bloodaxe Books, 2014). She has a pamphlet of talks forthcoming from Wave Books. Petite Manifesto is issued in the deciBels Series edited by Pam Brown. Typography and design by Chris Edwards. Small square octavo [135 x 135] 28 pages in illustrated wrappers. New, at the published price. $15.00

81. Leoun. Oxford, UK: Agenda Vol 2, Nos. 2 & 3, December January 1960-61. A double issue devoted to Alan Neame’s translation of Cocteau’s poetic dreamscape in 120 sections. Written in two years (1942-1944) and translated over ten (1947-1957) by Neame. Demy octavo [240 x 165] 16 pages. Handsomely printed at The Poets’ & Painters’ Press on antique laid and stapled into wrappers designed by Cocteau for this edition. A fine copy. $35.00 TONY COLEING [1942 - ] Shayne HIGSON [1960 -] 82. The Avago Postcard Book. Paddington, NSW: Tony Coleing, [1982]. Artists Book. Forty eight bound postcards documenting the exhibitions at the Avago Gallery — the small window space [610 x 455 x 325] in Tony Coleing’s Darlinghurst building known as The Tobacco Factory. The images that record the 1981 sequence were curated by Coleing; and the 1982 installations were curated by both Coleing and Shayne Higson. Artist’s work includes: Terry Stringer, Robert “Bob” McPherson, Jenny Christmann, Gunter Christmann, Brad Lavido, Ian Howard, Margaret Dodd, Helen Eager, Ian Smith, Shayne Higson, Reno Simeoni, Letterbox Show (viewers invited to put works through a slot), Doug Erskine, Marina Abramovic/Ulay, Adrian Hall, Rose McGreevy, Ross Wallace, and Robin Wallace-Crabbe. Quarto [295 x 225] [24] pages being 12 perforated card leaves presenting four postcards apiece from black and white photographs by Shayne Higson of each exhibition, with details printed on the reverse. A fine copy of a scarce item. $85.00


80. The Facts of Light. Newtown, NSW: Vagabond Press, 2014. “Everything is material. The Facts of Light. is a collection that’s sharp and wrecklessly itself. Intelligent, playful, singular, and often funny, these poems are sensually abstract and obstinately figurative. Creating space for delicate and passionate ambivalence, the work generates its own worlds. The poems give shape to the feel of ideas, act like digital photos of exploding cliche, and sing about the almost unbearable tension between sound and meaning. Most of all, this poetry is part of a desperate and determined mission of loving harder, deeper and more.” Issued in the deciBels Series edited by Pam Brown. Typography and design by Chris Edwards. Small square octavo [135 x 135] 48 pages in illustrated wrappers. New, at the published price. $15.00

compass magazine [1978 – 1985] 83. poster “Pink Paper” by Susan Hampton and opposite, “Poem in Feint Ruled Purple” by Chris Mansell. [Burwood, NSW: Compass Poetry & Prose, 1979]. An exchange over paper between the two poets. Printed in two colours on heavy cream cartridge [635 x 480] folded four times. Unused. Rarely seen. $85.00 [17]

Concrete [1996]

wendy cope [1945 - ]

88. Being Boring. West Chester Pa: Aralia Press, 1998. One of 180 copies set in Romanée type and printed letterpress on heavy mould made wove Rives by Michael Peich and sewn into printed wrappers. signed and dated by the poet. Octavo [215 x 135] [14] pages. A fine copy. $65.00

84. Vortext. North Balwyn/St. Kilda Vic: Peter Sullivan/Irish Rover Cafe/City Of Port Phillip, [1996]. Catalogue for an exhibition of concrete poetry by Peter Sullivan at the Irish Rover Cafe from 15 August to 17 September. The show was opened with an address by π.o. Sixteen works were shown and the catalogue lists their prices. WITH: illustrated envelope containing a set of ten postcards reproducing the following works in colour: “truth and lies”, “Winter”, “Sleeper”, “DIET”, “Vortext”, “Rotation”, “Summer”, “Racism/The Wall”, “Included”, and “History”. Catalogue: Octavo [210 x 150] [4] pages]; envelope [160 x 112]cards [150 x 100] x 10. (Heide has a set, but I can find no other collection that holds this.) All fine. $65.00

PETER COWAN [1914 - 2002] 89. Burn’t Almonds. [Melbourne, Vic:] Still Earth Publications, 1969. The author’s second collection of short stories, and without question, his most sought after title. Produced at Lithoforms Design in November of that year, this is also the scarcest title of the publisher’s list, and unusual in that it is not poetry. Barrett Reid’s copy with his pencilled initials. Octavo[205 x 135] 76 pages in illustrated wrappers. Rare $250.00

85. Words and Things: Concrete Poetry Supersigns Multiple Language, edited by Patrick Jones. Daylesford, Vic: Reverie Press Publications, 2004. With contributions by Geoffrey Baxter Aleks Danko, Patrick Jones, Peter O’Mara, Alex Selenitsch Marie Sierra, Jeff Stewart Richard Tipping, and Peter Tyndall. Octavo [190 x 150] [110] pages. A very fine copy. $40.00

CUALA PRESS [1908 -1946] 90. Florence Farr, Bernard Shaw, & W.B. Yeats. Dublin: The Cuala Press, [1941]. Correspondence, edited by Clifford Bax. One of 500 copies set in Caslon type and printed by Esther Ryan and Maire Gill on paper made in Ireland. This is No 333. Octavo [200 x 135] 86 pages bound into recent quarter morocco over smooth red cloth with spine titled in gilt. $75.00 CULTURAL STUDIES [1987]

CONCRETE [2013] 86. Born to Concrete: Visual Poetry from the Collections of Heide Museum of Modern Art and the University of Queensland. Bulleen, Vic/St Lucia, Qld: Heide Museum of Modern Art /The University of Queensland, 2013. Curated by Heide Museum of Modern Art, Katarina Paseta, Linda Short, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Gordon Craig, Michele Helmrich; essays by Dr Anne Kirker, Alex Selenitsch. Octavo [205 x 165] 32 pages (16 pages of plates). A fine illustrated catalogue of this important exhibition. $20.00

91. Streetwise Flash Art: Is There a Future for Cultural Studies ? University of Sydney, NSW Power Institute of Fine Arts, 1987. Four papers, by Stephen Muecke, Susan Dermody, Philip Brophy and visiting guest, Dick Hebdige. Introduced by Anne-Marie Willis. Quarto [290 x 210]28 pages stapled into printed wrappers. A fine copy of a now elusive publication. $40.00

cooking [1906] MINIATURE

e.e.cummings [1894–1962]

87. Handbook of Practical Cookery by Matilda Lees Dods. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1906. New and enlarged edition (first published in 1881) with an introduction on the philosophy of cookery. “Special prominence is given to the preparing of new cakes, jellies, etc.; to very simple recipes for cottage cookery; also to various modes of preparing food for the sickroom.” An encyclopedic works illustrated with 51 plates of diagrams, instruction or serving suggestion. Dedicated to “the worldwide sisterhood of housewives and their husbands.” Miniature book [54 x 44] [69] + 836 pages on fine India paper; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; in half calf over red textured stiff covers; re-backed with original gilt decorations and titling retained and laid on. $150.00

presentation copy

92. 95 Poems. New York NY: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1958. Second printing from December 1958. This copy inscribed by Cummings to the Indian poet, C.D.Narasimhaiah in May of 1959. Octavo [235 x 150][106] pages. Library stamp in blind, else very good in worn dust jacket. $125.00


ELEANOR DARK [1901 - 1985]

JACK DAVIS 96. Our Town. Programme for the world premiere season at the Playhouse Theatre, Perth, W.A. with the opening performance on 22 September, 1990. Presented by the Marli Biyo Company and the Western Australian Theatre Company at the Aboriginal Theatre Festival. Directed by Phil Thomson, with music by Peter Sculthorpe. “This play is set in a country town, the story centres on the return of an Aboriginal soldier after World War II and the rejection he experiences by the white community.” Cast: David Field, David Ngoombujarra, Camilla Sob, Lynette Narkle, Kelton Pell, Maorton Hansen, Jack Charles, Eileen Colocott and Andy King. Notes on the production by Jack Davis. Single sheet of heavy card [295 x 415[ folded twice to form six panels [295 x 140] with front panel artwork by Sally Morgan. One horizontal crease, else fine. $30.00

93. No Barrier. Sydney, NSW: William Collins, 1953. Advance review copy with the publisher’s slip laid in, showing publication date as June 12. Octavo [220 x 145] 384 pages. A fine copy in like dust jacket. $60.00 JACK DAVIS [1917–2000]

RUSSELL DEEBLE [1944 - ] first book inscribed

97. War Babies & Other Poems. [Melbourne, Vic:] no publisher, 1965. Deeble’s first gathering this copy with a four line inscription opposite the title page. Printed by McAlister Print. Octavo [200 x 140] 8 pages stapled into glossy card wrappers featuring a full cover photographic portrait of the poet by Roger Platten on the upper and an enthusiastic endorsement by Bernard Hesling on the lower. Rare. $65.00 98. A Trip to Light Blue. Melbourne, Vic: Strines, 1968. Foreword by Barrie Reid. The poet’s second collection. This copy with the signature of Richard Tipping, but also with two typed letters from Tipping as editor of Mok magazine concerning the review of this volume for Mok 6. Tipping’s entreaties concerning the politics of publication, the kind and extent of review appear to be addressed to Carl Harrison-Ford. If the notice was written, it never appeared, as Mok ended with issue No 5. Printed at the National Press. Octavo [210 x 140] 64 pages in illustrated wrappers with photography and design by David I. Porter. $85.00

Where are my first-born, said the brown land, sighing

94. The First-Born & Other Poems. Sydney, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1970. review copy with publisher’s slip laid in announcing publication date as 15 October, 1970. Includes a bibbulmum vocabulary compiled by the author for the Western Australian Aboriginal Association. Octavo [200 x 145] xviii + 51 pages in deep red cloth with title in gilt to spine. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket with one small closed tear. $125.00 95. Barungin (Smell the Wind). Programme for the world premiere season at the Playhouse Theatre, Perth, W.A. with the opening performance 10 February, 1988. The season ran till 27 February and was part of the Festival of Perth. Presented by the Marli Biyo Company in association with the Australian Elizabethan Theatre trust. Directed by Andrew Ross, and starring Dorothy Collard, Lynette Narkle, Flyn Narkle, Ted Hill, Franklyn Nannup, John Moore, Kelton Pell, Arran Henry, Bobbi Henry, and Lois-Mary Olney. Octavo [16] pages in stapled illustrated wrappers with handbill and newspaper cutting laid in. Fine. $30.00

DAVID DELLAFIORA 99. Hermetically Sealed. Achill Island, Eire: RedFoxPress, 2010. “This collection of works includes original layout graphics and collages for Field Study, manifestos and visual poems”. Issued in the “C’est mon dada” series, a collection of small hand made artists’ books dedicated to experimental, concrete and visual poetry, or any work combining text and image in the spirit of dada or Fluxus. A6 [145 x 105] [68] pages in cloth backed illustrated boards. A very fine copy. $40.00 [19]

Jim dine [1935 -] tom raworth [1938 -]

DODO Dodo (Vol 2 No 1, from Wentworth Building [September, 1976]) featuring the work of Ross Bennett, Brian Musgrove, Michael Witts, Marel Day, Robert Kenny, Lyndon Walker, Steven Long, Vicki Viidikas, Keith Shadwick, Phillip Edmonds, Tom Thompson, Anna Couani, Rae Desmond Jones, Dennis Haskell, Gerard Lee, Max Williams, Dianne Bates, Ken Hudson, Carolyn Van Langenberg, and Bruce Beaver, with graphics by Julie Lark and titles by Sally Brereton.

The big green day today is singing to itself A vast orange library of dreams, dreams. ted berrigan

100. The Big Green Day. London: Trigram Press, 1968. Poems by Raworth and drawings by Dine. Designed and printed by Asa Benvenist and Paul Vaughan. Small quarto [250 x 190] 48 pages. A very good copy of the cloth issue in dust jacket with artwork by Jim Dine. $65.00

Dodo: The Belated Issue (Vol 2 Nos 2-3, Wentworth Building, July 1977) with work by Rae Desmond Jones, Michael Butterworth, Damien White, Brian Musgrove, Sasha Soldatow, Lyndon Walker, Terry Harrington, Gerard Lee, Vicki Viidikas, Ken Bolton, Bryan Mathews, Gig Ryan, Bill Turner, John Scollin, Brian Cole, Ken Linnett, Lawrence Buttrose, Eric Beach, Philip Roberts and Keith Shadwick. Cover art by Michael Fitzjames. Dodo South Coast Issue (Vol 2 No 4, Wentworth Building, edited by Michael Witts, October 1977) publishes Cornelis Vleeskens, Laurie Duggan, Max Williams, Averil Fink, Bill Beard, Michael Witts, Steven Lang, John Blay, Denis Gallagher, Alexandra Seddon, Anna Couani, Greg Fletcher, Dianne Bates, and with cover art by Anna Couani.

DODO [1975 - 1979] 101. Dodo. [Sydney, NSW, October 1975 - April 1979.] Edited by Tom Thompson, Elizabeth Butel, Keith Shadwick, Michael Witts, and Angela Korvisianos. The numbers: Nude Dodo (Vol 1 No 1, from Mount Street Hunters Hill, NSW) featuring the work of Michael Wilding, Tom Thompson, Vicki Viidikas, Keith Shadwick, Michael Witts, Kerry Leves, Brian Musgrove, and Howard Ino, with cover art by Elizabeth Butel.

Dodo (Vol 3 No 1, December 1977, edited by Keith Shadwick, and announcing the departure of Tom Thompson) featuring the work of John Jenkins, Eric Beach, Dorothy Hewett, Phillip Edmonds, Larry Buttrose, Eduarde Batarde (interview) Kevin Brophy, and Chris Aulich.

Dodo Two: The Questionable Quarterly (Vol 1 No 2, from Wentworth Building, University of Sydney in January, 1976) featuring the work of Marele Day, Ken Bolton, Michael Witts, Averel Fink, John Jenkins, Rae Desmond Jones, Vicki Viidikas, Keith Shadwick, Raife Jobling, Sasha Soldatow, Tom Thompson, Michael Wilding and Denis Gallagher.

Dodo (Vol 3 No 2, Wentworth Building, no date, Korvisianos joins as editor) with the work of Keith Shadwick, π.o., Kenneth Gaunt, Joseph Jarman, Bruce Hannaford (lyrics for music by Martin Armiger), Gig Ryan, Laurie Duggan, Larry Buttrose, Mike Cheong, Angela Korvisianos, John Forbes, Robert Harris, Damien White, and Jeanne Eager.

ANZAC Dodo: The Questionable Quarterly (Vol 1 No 3, again, from the Wentworth Building, and issued in April 1976 in the aftermath of the Adelaide Festival Writers Week) featuring the work of Rae Desmond Jones, Janet Collins, Keith Shadwick, Denis Gallagher, Kerry Leves, Brian Musgrove, Tom Thompson, Terry Darmody, Michael Witts, Cornelis Vleeskens, Bill Beard, Marele Day, Keith Russell, Anna Couani, Dorothy Porter, Terry Dowling and Janie Conway. With graphics by Elizabeth Butel, Sally Brereton and Anna Couani.

Dodo (Vol 3 No 3, edited by Michael Witts, April, 1979) includes, Larry Buttrose, Dane Twaites, Christopher Kelen, Cornelis Vleeskens, Marele Day, Alexandra Seddon, Andrew Macdonald, Gig Ryan, Geoffrey Bewley, Terry Harrington, Kenneth Gaunt, Catherine Pitrowski, George Daniel, and Ken Hudson. Nine issues in all, each in illustrated wrappers, stapled. The set. $250.00

Ovodeeododo (Vol 1 No 4, this time with an East Melbourne editorial address as well as Wentworth Building, issued in July 1976) featuring the work of David Miller, Lyndon Walker, Carolyn Van Langenberg, John Jenkins, J.S. Harry, Keith Shadwick, Vicki Viidikas, Michael Wilding, Ken Bolton, Averil Fink, Robert Adamson, Tom Thompson, and Kris Hemensley. This issue is also the vehicle for an issue of Your Friendly Fascist, with work by David Wakeham, Eric Beach, John Edwards, Peter Harney, Barry Pilcher, and Adrian Flavell. Graphics by David Haberfield and Uschi Flett. [20]

Dodo South Coast Issue, October, 1977: cover art by Anna Couani.

EDWARD DORN [1929 - 1999]

michael dugan

102. Gunslinger, Book 1. Los Angeles, Ca: Black Sparrow Press, 1968. First edition. One of 600 copies printed by Graham Mackintosh. Octavo [235 x 155] 52 pages in illustrated wrappers. $50.00

108. Returning from the Prophet. Armadale, Vic: Contempa Publications, 1972. Dugan’s second collection, this copy inscribed to the poet, Peter Bladen. Octavo [205 x 16] [32] pages stapled into illustrated wrappers. A very good copy. $35.00

lord alfred douglas [1870 - 1945] Cyril Altson Pearl [1904 - 1987]

109. Words: Six Concrete Poems. Armadale, Vic: Contempa Publications, [1973]. inscribed by the poet. Letraset and typewriter. Single sheet [380 x 250] of blue paper printed one side only and folded twice to four panels. Slight darkening to one fold, else well preserved. Rare. $85.00

cyril pearl’s copy

103. Selected Poems. London: Martin Secker, 1926. Issued in the New Adelphi Library series. Including many previously uncollected poems. Cyril Pearl’s copy, with his bookplate. Octavo [ 195 x 120] 102 pages in smooth green buckram with some slight fading and wear. $40.00

LAURIE DUGGAN [1949 - ] anne elder poetry prize winner

Henrietta Drake-Brockman [1901 - 1968] 104. The Lion-Tamer. Sydney, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1968. A comedy in one act. this copy inscribed to her granddaughter. Small octavo [180 x 120] 26 pages in printed wrappers. $35.00

110. East: Poems 1970-74. Clifton Hill, Vic: Rigmarole of the Hours, 1976. signed and numbered. The poet’s first collection, and the eighth in Kenny’s Rigmarole series. Octavo [195 x 160] [31] pages on Abbey Mills laid paper. A peerless copy in pictorial wrappers. Scarce. $120.00

MICHAEL DRANSFIELD [1948 - 1973] 105. Drug Poems. Melbourne, Vic: Sun Books, 1972. The poet’s third collection, and the last in his lifetime. Octavo [210 x 140] 70 pages in illustrated wrappers. With signs of age rather than wear, and so much better than usual for a title often loaned, borrowed or stolen. $50.00

And we agree that one can no longer put Mt. Purgatory forty miles high in the midst of Australian sheep land. ezra pound

michael dugan [1947 - 2006] first collection inscribed

106. Missing People. Bulleen, Vic: Sweeney Reed, 1970. A presentation copy of the poet’s first collection. Octavo [215 x 140] [8] pages. Printed in deep brown on antique laid, to great effect, enhanced by a glossy red dust jacket. (In the same batch as R.J. Deeble’s You, and using the same stock for text and wrapper.) A very fine copy. $45.00 107. The Drunken Tram: Six Young Melbourne Poets, edited by Michael Dugan. Melbourne, Vic: Stockland Press, 1972. Featuring the work of Alan Afterman, Charles Buckmaster, Stephen Gray, Garrie Hutchinson, John Jenkins and Marc Radzyner. This copy with an invitation to the launch of the anthology, and an errata slip correcting two poems by Afterman. Octavo [205 x 125] 63 pages, in illstrated wrappers. A very good copy. $50.00

111. Under the Weather. Glebe, NSW: Wild & Woolley, 1978. The poet’s second collection, in the decidedly uncommon hardcover issue. Octavo [205 x 140] 64 pages in blue textured boards titled in silver at spine. A very fine copy. $75.00


112. Adventures in Paradise. Adelaide, SA: Magic Sam Books at the Experimental Art Foundation, 1982. Design and cover art by Ken Bolton, the poet’s photo by Pam Brown, and printing Mark Gleeson. Produced during Bolton’s first year in Adelaide. one of 200 copies. Small square quarto [210 x 210] [40] pages in silkscreened dust jacket over stiffened card wrappers. $85.00

Jas H. Duke [1939 - 1992]


Jas Duke was a Melbourne performance poet. This book comes with

a biographical introduction by fellow poet, π.o., “Jas H. Duke, an appreciation of Australia’s first Dadaist”. In the late 1960s, Duke went to London and America and sought out the remaining Dadaists. He was mainly influenced by sound poetry, and the scat vocals of Jazz. He wrote about this part of his life in Destiny Wood, a novel published in Melbourne in 1974. π.o. first met him at a poetry reading organised by Chris Mann at La Mama in 1973. In a touching paragraph π.o. describes Duke’s death, on the 19th of June 1992, aged 52, Jas H. Duke died in St. Vincent’s Hospital from complications resulting from a broken leg. As he was being wheeled into surgery, Thalia (a Melbourne poet) who went to visit him, told the nurses to take care of him cos he was one of Australia’s greatest poets. They laughed, and asked him to recite a poem. Tho in a lot of pain, he sat up and recited “Solidarity Explained”:

Dada kampfen um leben und tod [Dada Fight for Life and Death]: A Prose Poem. Katoomba, NSW: Wayzgoose Press, 1996. Jas H. Duke’s irreverent homage to the Dadaists conceived and designed by Mike Hudson and hand set in a wide range of lead &​wood sans serif types by Jadwiga Jarvis. Introductory essays by π.o. and Mike Hudson. Printed in 3 primary colours and black on Magnani Incisioni 220 gsm, with the essays on Mohawk Superfine. Eight metre concertina folded to 500 x 340 + 2 folded sheets in pocket. In buckram folding case. Extraordinary. $7500.00

When the axe first came into the forest The trees said to each other The handle is one of us. Catalogue: Modern Australian Poetry monash university library, 1999

113. The Sopwith Snailshell & The Secret Life. [Brighton, UK: Ted Kavanagh, 1970.] The earliest stand alone printed publication of Duke’s work, executed by fellow anarchist and Australian expatriate, Ted Kavanagh. A poem on four pages. Single sheet [410 x 285] printed offset litho (rather than letterpress) and folded once, stapled into printed khaki card wrappers. A fine copy of a genuine rarity. $150.00

[See Des Cowley and Clare Williamson, The World of the Book, and James Stuart, It Begins in the Book, Writing the Material Poem: A Survey of Materiality in Literature.]

dedicated to the memory of jas h. duke

116. If Blood Should Stain the Lino. Leichhardt, NSW: InVersions, 1983. His first published collection, fourteen short stories, and a legendary success. “One of the most widely known and most popular writers and editors of gay fiction.” michael hurley, A Guide to Gay & Lesbian Writing in Australia. This copy with the bookplate of Javant Biarujia and a legthy inscription from dunne opposite—a fine association nailed with a pithy comment. A title scarce since shortly after the time of publication. Octavo [200 x 140] 96 pages in illustrated wrappers by Frances Hanlon and Toni HopeCaten. $65.00

GARY DUNNE [1954 - ] Most of this book was written between 1978 and 1982. A lot has changed during that time, including writing style and attitude. In revising them I’ve resisted the urge to perform major surgery to make them fit current mythologies, aiming instead to leave them true to both the time when they were written and the time being written about. gary dunne

114. The Chess Hornpipes, by Alan Musgrove. [Melbourne, Vic]: Collective Effort Press, [1993]. “These hornpipes were written/composed in a style reminiscent of Irish traditional music dedicated to the memory of Jas H. Duke, and first performed at the ‘Jas H. Duke Tribute’ April 2nd 3rd & 4th, 1993, at Studio A 325 Gore Street, Fitzroy.” Single A4 sheet folded once to four panels, the internal fold reproducing the score for four compositions: “The Opening”, “Middle Game” and “Endgame”. Some slight discolouration, else very good. Apparently unrecorded. $45.00 Jas H. Duke [22]


Shelton Lea [1946 – 2005]

117. The Exile & Other Verses. [Indooroopilly, Qld: J. Eales, 1975.] Twenty-one poems, with a short autograph letter from the poet laid in. Octavo [190 x 130] 20 pages stapled into printed card wrappers. $25.00


CHRIS EDWARDS [1955 - ] 118.



Tamarama, NSW: Polar Bear Press, [2015]. one of

Chrysalis. Melbourne, Vic: National Press, 1970. one of 100 copies. Two poems by Lea with illustrations by Elenberg. It is doubtful that the one hundred copies of this edition were ever completed. Each copy has two original artworks, and each has two pages of the first poem handwritten by Shelton Lea (the other text and illustrations are printed offset). Elenberg’s work is in watercolour wash over pencil and charcoal with the addition of collage in the second image — a very artfully cut and applied eye. Each copy is thus unique. Wrappers printed offset on lighter laid paper with the other reproduced text and illustrations on heavy English wove. this copy signed by elenberg. The only deluxe book created by Elenberg who died at 32 years of age. Three folded sheets [345 x 250] with heavy glassine interleaved. In clear acetate jacket, as issued. $1750.00 sixteen copies signed and numbered by the poet. Two metres in length, the first fully realised execution of this visual poem, a work first commissioned by James Stuart for his project, The Material Poem “featuring the work of Australian poets, artists and critics, all of whom are engaged with poetry, and more broadly language, as a material form”. Scroll [2000 x 300]. Printed by Richard Crampton on 250 gsm cotton rag in two colours. The work is accompanied by A Glyph Glossary, by the poet, printed and bound by Nicholas Pounder, using Zerkall mouldmade paper, sewn into Fabriano Roma wrappers. $300.00 Joel Elenberg [1948 – 1980]

T.S. ELIOT [1888 - 1965] 120. Journey of the Magi. London: Faber & Gwyer, [1927]. one of 350 numbered copies. Colour lithograph frontispiece by E. McKnight Kauffer. Printed on Zanders’ hand-made laid paper (this copy with a splendidly visible watermark of a tethered unicorn at the colophon page). Octavo [185 x 120][4] pages in yellow illustrated boards. A very nice copy. $250.00 T.S. ELIOT [23]

An Outsider’s Art

Paintings by Kathleen Mary Fallon twenty-three prints an edition of twelve boxed sets each signed by the artist with essays by Nicholas Pounder and George Alexander.

$950.00 Wonderful, amazing, exquisite. Some of the best work I’ve seen. phil hammial, Curator: Australian Outsider Art Showers of congratulations on a brave and beautiful project! ingrid hoffmann, Director: Renegades: Outsider Art. She is arguably the most powerful writer of eroticised sexual difference in Australia. michael hurley, A Guide to Gay and Lesbian Writing in Australia The images from this work jump from the page with an oddness and energy that leave me with no alternative but to take them in on their own terms. Fallon’s schismatic tumbling figures of pure graphic energy leave me breathless and excited. jennifer rutherford, Sydney Review of Books Simply stupendous. simon during Fallon pronounces maledictions at the altar of sex, she gives us the candlewax theatre of visceral need rather than the theatre of listless overfed desire. Aside from the early work of Juan Davila, there’s nothing, to my knowledge, quite like this rocket-fuelled visual feast in Australia. george alexander

Polar Bear Press mmxiv [24]

121. Triumphal March. London: Faber & Faber, [1931]. With illustrations by E. McKnight Kauffer. Octavo [190 x 125]. A very fine copy in illustrated wrappers. $75.00 leon gellert’s copy

122. Four Quartets. London: Faber & Faber, [1945]. Gathering “Burnt Norton”, “East Coker”, “The Dry Salvages”, and “Little Gidding”. The second, and hasty second impression. leon gellert’s copy with his ownership signature. Octavo [225 x 145] 44 pages on the palest blue Abbey Mills hand made laid paper, in cream cloth boards and typographic dust jacket. Evocative. $60.00

an edition of twelve


126. An Outsider’s Art: Paintings by Kathleen Mary Fallon. Tamarama, NSW: Polar Bear Press, 2014. Reproducing twenty-three works on paper—watercolour, ink, metallic paint, gouache and collage. Essays by Nicholas Pounder and George Alexander. These paintings range across a biographical narrative that begins in Brisbane, travels to the UK and returns to Sydney, along the way recording a life of emotional and aethestic extremes and providing a theraputic exit that leads away from the graphic and an arrival at the form that has extablished her reputation, the word— written and performed. Printed on 330 gsm acid free cotton rag using archivally stable high density pigments from images of the original works prepared by Oliver Strewe. Medium folio [483 x 329] 26 sheets. Twelve sets of these prints each signed by the artist. The portfolio is housed in a red cloth Solander box made by Jean Riley of Burradoo. $950.00

presentation copy

123. Water Under The Bridge. South Melbourne, Vic: Macmillan, 1977. This copy inscribed to the “the Dutton Family – My family in Adelaide, Sumner ’78”. Geoff Dutton prompted the author's journey to Australia in 1974 to speak at the Adelaide Festival's Writers Week. After that visit and a sentimental roam around Sydney and the Blue Mountains, he returned to New York inspired to commence this work. A very fine copy in like dust jacket. $150.00 Kenward Elmslie [1929 - ] Joe Brainard [1941 -1994] 124. Album. New York, NY: Kulchur Press, [1969]. A collaboration with Joe Brainard. Only the very slightest fading to the spine, else a fine and unopened copy of the wrappered edition. Quarto [ 250 x 190] 176 pages in stiff red gingham styled card with lettering by Brainard. $65.00

NOLA FARMAN [1939 - ] 127. Microbilia. [Crawley, WA: Garden Path Press], 1999. Artists book. Seven images and forty-one texts presenting a powerful scale of minute observation in journal like entries where dream and coincidence overlap; the form - with proportion to the surface - creates a superb effect: in the clean simplicity of its physical proposition, this book sets a high standard in the genre. Farman’s first artist book (and the first of her Garden Path Press series) a project undertaken while Artist in Residence at the School of Architecture & Design, University of Western Australia. Foreword by Virginia Nightingale. signed by the artist on the title page. Octavo [210 x 150] c.60 pages rectos only on archivally stable paper, bound in deep blue library cloth, stamped in blind on upper. An artist with a full career, manifold professional acknowledgement, serious public commissions, and with works in many important international collections— but still not known nearly enough in the local landscape. A very fine copy. $150.00

ANNE FAIRBAIRN [1948 - ] ‫ناربج ليلخ ناربج‬

125. Dreaming with Poets Under the Cedars of God. Woollahra, NSW: Pontifex Publishers, 2000. The poet’s tribute to Gibran Khalil Gibran. “A performance poem to be presented in English and Arabic by several readers accompanied by a flautist.” With Fairbairn’s English transcreated into Arabic by Anis Ghanem. this copy signed by the poet and with the programme for the launch event laid in. Octavo [210 x 155] 40 + [58] pages in illustrated card wrappers. $50.00 KATHLEEN MARY FALLON [1951 - ] [25]


128. autograph letter, signed, to George Whitman, dated 22 October, 1955. Lawrence Ferlinghetti [then Ferling] met George Whitman in Paris in 1948, brought together by a letter of introduction from Whitman’s sister, whom he had met while studying at Columbia. George Whitman had arrived in France two years earlier after discharge from the Merchant Marines. He worked in a camp for war orphans, and studied at the Sorbonne, before founding his shop (then called The Mistral) in 1951. Ferlinghetti completed his doctorate at the Sorbonne and departed Paris in January 1951. Two years after his return to the US he opened the City Lights Bookshop on Columbus Avenue in San Francisco. Both shops remain as landmarks in literary culture, and exist in what both men referred to as a “sister bookshop” relationship. This short letter was their reconnection and marks the beginning of City Lights’ publishing venture and the attempt to gain wider distribution. The letter would have originally been accompanied by a copy of Ferlinghetti’s Pictures of the Gone World, the first book in the City Lights Pocket Poets, issued in August 1955. Two folds and a little soiling, with Mimi Arsham’s address in pencil on rear (Hotel Unic 56, rue du Montparnasse). An item of magical significance. $350.00

John White, and Normana Wight. A benchmark was set in catalogue production standards with the best methods of processes and materials being employed. Quarto[300 x 225] 96 pages in colour and black and white. Some marginal notes to essays and a smudge or two on the vulnerable die cut white card covers. Scarce. $75.00 FIELDWORK [1996 - ] 130. The Field Report.London/Geelong, Vic: Field Study International, 1996 - 2010. Compiled annually by David Dellafiora, this assembly of mail art involves contributions from participants in the international mail art network. It is the longest running substantial project of its kind—it also features the greatest component of Australian content. Each volume is comprised of work deploying a wide range of media and technique, with many individual pieces being original within the edition, and frequently stamped, numbered or signed by the artist. Most volumes contain unique collage, onlay, original drawing and hand colouring. Each volume here is complete, with supplements, foldouts, posters, wraparound bands, inserts and loose media (including Dellafiora’s signature spine stuffings). These gatherings are rare and generally do not circulate outside of their creative community. Fifteen numbers, each A5 landscape [150 x 210] and comb-bound, and each with one hundred plus leaves frequently with supplementary surfaces and attachments. $1500.00

THE FIELD [1968] In 1968 provocation, not even-handedness, was the intention of curators Brian Finemore and John Stringer when they confined their exhibition The Field to American-style hard-edge and colourfield abstraction at the opening of a new building in Melbourne for the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). Abstract expressionists tinged with Australian landscape, the previous mainstream, were suddenly supplanted in a high-visibility splash of the new. daniel thomas

fin [1975] 131.

129. The Field.Melbourne, Vic: National Gallery of Victoria, 1968. Exhibition catalogue. Introduced by Brian Finemore (then Curator of Australian Art at NGV) with essays by Elwyn Lynn, Patrick McCaughey, Clement Greenberg, and Royston Harpur. A landmark catalogue that documents the assembly of the exhibition held from 21 August to 28 September that year. The Field was the inaugural exhibition for the triumphant reopening of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne in 1968, featuring a selection of seventy-four works by artists working in Australia who were influenced by the wave of non-figurative art that swept the world during the 1960s. It presented the work of David Aspden, Sydney Ball, Tony Bishop, Peter Booth, Ian Burn, Gunter Christmann, Tony Coleing, Janet Dawson, James Doolin, Noel Dunn, Garrey Foulkes, Dale Hickey, Robert Hunter, Robert Jacks, Michael Johnson, Col Jordan, Mike Kitching, Alun Leach Jones, Nigel Lendon, Tony McGillick, Clement Meadmore, Michael Nicholson, Harald Noritis, Alan Oldfield, Wendy Paramor, Paul Partos, John Peart, Emanuel Raft, Melvyn Ramsden, Ron Robertson Swann, Robert Rooney, Rollin Schlicht, Udo Sellbach, Joesph Szabo, Vernon Treweeke, Trevor Vickers, Dick Watkins, THE FIELD

Fin. Kew, Vic: Fin, May, 1975. Issue No 2. The fugitive number of the four issues. With artwork and poetry by Judith Rodriguez, Ailsa O’Connor on “The Feminist Movement and Erotic Art”, poetry by Barbara Giles, Kathy Letch and others. Post quarto [255 x 205] 52 pages roneo stapled into illustrated wrappers by Judith Rodriguez. A fine copy with subscription form laid in. $35.00 TOBY FITCH [26]


134. An Anthology of Chance Operations. New York, NY: Heiner Friedrich, 1970. Edited by La Monte Young and Jackson MacLow. “An Anthology of chance operations concept art anti-art indeterminacy improvisation meaningless work natural disasters plans of action stories diagrams music poetry essays dance constructions mathematics compositions.” Second Edition, with all inserts present. A faithful reproduction of the seminal Fluxus manifesto, originally published in 1963. With contributions by: George Brecht, Claus Bremer, Earle Brown, Joseph Bryd, John Cage, David Degener, Walter De Maria, Henry Flynt, Yoko Ono, Dick Higgins, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Terry Jennings Dennis, Ding Dong, Ray Johnson, Jackson Mac Low, Richard Maxfield, Malka Safro, Simone Forti, Nam June Paik, Terry Riley, Dieter Rot [Dieter Roth], James Waring, Emmett Williams, and Christian Wolff. Small square quarto [230 x 210] [116] pages in printed wrappers. Minimal wear and with little sign of use. $500.00 lionel fogarty [1958 -]

Jereilderies. Newtown, NSW: Vagabond Press, 2014. When Ned Kelly dictated his “Jerilderie Letter” in 1879, he created a legacy ripe for plunder. Cut, pasted and peppered with redactions in Toby Fitch’s Jerilderies, the tangled syntax and rich vocabulary of Kelly’s letter become “the spewy ground” of a bushy unconscious where phantom characters materialise, morph and dissolve — into riddles of economy and sexuality, class and cant. Brindling against law and order — “the man that blowed my brains out” — Jerilderies hits on the myth of discovering a found “native land”. Issued in the deciBels Series edited by Pam Brown. Typography and design by Chris Edwards. Small square octavo [135 x 135] 44 pages in illustrated wrappers. New, at the published price. $15.00


135. Yoogum Yoogum. Ringwood, Vic: Penguin Books, 1982. The poet’s second collection, introduced by Gary Foley. this copy signed by fogarty. A glossary of Aboriginal words is included at the rear. Octavo [195 x 130] 132 pages. Near fine in illustrated wrappers. Scarce. $40.00

ian fleming [1908 - 1964] 133. Ian Fleming: A Catalogue of a Collection, by Iain Campbell. Liverpool, UK: Privately printed by the author, [1978]. “A preliminary to a bibliography.” Idiosyncractic but thorough and with a dedicated dimension of personal observation in the area of source and reference. Interesting also for records of items in various dealers’ catalogues. This copy inscribed to a noted collector. Octavo [2 10 x 145] 72 pages in illustrated wrappers. Very good. $85.00

JOHN FORBES [1950 - 1998] ..the one who has set among the landmarks of our verse a half-dozen. poems that already seem entirely at home there, as if the landscape had been waiting to receive them. david malouf signed

136. Tropical Skiing. Sydney, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1976. The poet’s first collection, issued in Poets of the Month: Series 1. With illustrations by Ken Searle. this copy signed by forbes. Small octavo [180 x 110] pages 74-96. Stapled into the uniform series wrappers. A very fine copy. $65.00

FLUXUS [1970] The project became the manifestation of the original impetus for establishing Fluxus.

FLUXUS [1970]



Stalin’s Holidays. Glebe, NSW: Transit Poetry, 1980. His third (and first subtantial) collection. this copy inscribed to Cornelis Vleeskens (...this is no Hong Kong garden...) and with the poet’s small pawprint stamp. Octavo[205 x 140] 52 pages. A very good copy. $120.00 JOHN FORBES

She grew more and more silent about what really mattered. She curled inside herself like one of those black chimney brushes, the little shellfish you see on the beach, and you touch them, and then go inside and don’t come out.

138. The Stunned Mullet & Other Poems. Sydney, NSW: Hale & Iremonger, 1988. With six line drawings by Frank Littler. The paperbound issue. Octavo [215 x 135] 52 pages in illustrated wrappers employing “Words Cling to Head” a painting by Frank Littler. A near fine copy. $50.00

141. Owls Do Cry. London: W.H. Allen, 1961. first uk edition of her first full length work of ficton—an early and cornerstone contibution to the genre of fiction deriving from the experience of a mental institution. Crown octavo [200 x 1235] 243 pages in glossy red boards. A very good copy in a very good price clipped dust jacket with one closed tear. $250.00

one of twenty-six copies

DENIS FRENEY [1936 - 1995] optimism of the will

142. A Map of Days: Life on the Left. Port Melbourne, Vic: William Heinemann Australia, 1991. An essential document for any understanding of transition and retrospect from orthodox communism to a New Left and beyond. this copy warmly inscribed to radical filmaker and comrade, martha ansara. Octavo [215 x 114] 403 pages perfect bound into illustrated wrappers. $45.00 FEDERIC GARCIa LORCA [1898 - 1936] 143. Lorca: Illustrations from an Unmarked Grave. A Collage in Dance, Drama, Film & Song on the Life & Works of Federico Garcia Lorca, a Poet from Granada. An illustrated anthology of works by Lorca as a programme for the flamenco dance-drama created by Gabriel Heredia and Jose Fariñas and performed by Laberinto and La Trupe at the Tom Mann Theatre, Sydney in 1983. A substantial production with poems and dramatic dialogue in English and Spanish, drawings by the poet and documentary photographs. Small landscape quarto [200 x 240][28] pages stapled into illustrated wrappers. A wine stain, some creases and marks, but otherwise a good copy of an almost unknown item. $45.00

139. Thin Ice. [Melbourne, Vic:] Surfers Paradise Press, 1989. one of twenty-six lettered copies (“s”) signed by the poet. Twelve poems. A4: 14 pages rectos only, stapled into card covers reproducing artwork by Ken Bolton. A fine copy. $150.00 140. Humidity. Cambridge, UK: Equipage, 1998. A posthumous collection introduced by Gig Ryan. Octavo [210 x 145] [24] pages stapled into illustrated wrappers by Brigid McLeer. A fine copy. $45.00 JANET FRAME [1924 - 2004]


Ilse van Garderen [1953 - ]

148. Agomgome: Poema Schoenberg. Parma, Italia: Tam Tam, 1981. Introduzione di Adrano Spatola. Concrete poetry. Octavo [210 x 155] [32] pages stapled into printed wrappers. Some foxing and a crease to the wrappers, else an acceptable copy of a scarce item. $30.00

144. Careless Water. Emerald, Vic: Maalstroom Ink, 2010. A response to Gertrude Stein’s prose poem published in 1914 and as such first created as a unique one-off artist book in 2000. This subsequent edition with design by Peter Lyssiotis and typesetting by Andrew Cunningham. signed and numbered. Square octavo [175 x 155] [56] pages die cut and with spectacular reproductions from the original hand-coloured linocuts stitched into black cloth with inset print and title blocked in gilt. A pristine copy. $75.00

Elizabeth Gertsakis [1954 -] Βεψονδ Μισσολογι

149. Beyond Missolonghi. Parkville, Vic: University of Melbourne Museum of Art, 1994. Exhibition catalogue, this copy inscribed by the artist. Elizabeth Gertsakis may be counted amongst the most rigorously and overtly scholarly of practising artists in Australia and is equally renowned as a curator. This exhibition was a dramatic juxtaposition of her own work and works borrowed from NGVA and AGNSW. Essays by the Gertsakis and Nikos Papastergiadis. Small oblong quarto [240 x 210] 24 pages stapled into illustrated wrappers. $25.00

ANGELA GARDENER [1957 - ] 145.

Ghalib (Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan: ‫[ )ناخ گیب ہللا دسا ازرم‬1797 - 1869]

Thing & Unthing. In a world constructed from both physical and mental objects, poetry is a perfect vehicle to explore our experience. The existence of things posits tantalising ideas of the existence of unthings, the seemingly impossible. Negative mathematical objects such as untigers, built on Charles Dodson’s alter-ego Lewis Carroll work, or surreal objects such as Meret Oppenheim’s Un Objet encourage us to be both serious and playful in our puzzles over existence. Thing & Unthing records part of the thinking about, and playfulness possible in a complicated world. Issued in the deciBels Series edited by Pam Brown. Typography and design by Chris Edwards. Small square octavo [135 x 135] 44 pages in illustrated wrappers. New, at the published price. $15.00

signed by adrienne rich

150. Poems by Ghalib. New York, NY: Hudson Review, [1969]. Twenty selections translated by Aijaz Ahmad with William Stafford and Adrienne Rich (this copy signed by Rich on the title page, beneath her name). Aijaz Ahmad provides a fine introduction, both to the evolution of the Urdu language and its poetic conventions, and to the biographical background of the poet. Mirza Ghalib was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from Mughal Empire during British colonial rule. This publication was used widely for the promotion of the Asian Literature Program of The Asia Society, and this copy has a label presenting it with their compliments. From the collection of poet, and influential teacher, David Steingass. Octavo [230 x 160] 16 pages. Slight creasing to edges, else very good in calligraphic wrappers. $50.00

david gascoyne [1916 - 2001] for f.t. prince in homage

146. An Imitation of Leopardi’s Imitation of Canto, XXXV. Portland, Or: Charles Seluzicki, 1983. one of 200 copies. this copy inscribed - for f.t. prince in homage - signed and dated June 1984. Single sheet [405 x 305] printed one side only and folded twice to [205 x 150] giving three printed panels. A very good copy, and a superb association. $75.00 147. Five Early Uncollected Poems. Leamington Spa, UK: The Other Branch Readings, 1984. no 26 of only 200 copies, this copy signed by the poet. Octavo [210 x 145]. Fine in printed wrappers. Scarce. $50.00 MASSIMO GAULTIERI [1951 - ]

ROWAN GIBBS [1947 - ]


151. When Harry Met Marion: Harry W. Emmet and Marion Melrose. Wellington, NZ: Smith’s Bookshop, 2014. A biography on Harry W. Emmet, an English-born actor, writer, songwriter, and stage and business manager and his Australian actress wife, Marion Melrose. Emmet worked in the Australasian region between 1876 and 1886. In two volumes (Text + Notes & Bibliography). Crown quarto [250 x 180] 1-81 + 82-162 pages, stapled into printed wrappers. Very fine. At the published price $35.00 ALLEN GINSBERG [1926 – 1997]


154. Songs of a Sailor. Sydney, NSW: L.C. Publishing Company, [194?]. Love poems written, it would seem, during separation while on active service. A handmade book that achieves such formal qualities in its invention that it surely must count as an example of “book arts” from a period generally not known for that form. The construction exceeds utility in design and exists as a work beside the writing itself. I can find two other titles by this author, (and an essay on the art of body-surfing). Only one copy of this work is held in a public collection. This copy signed and inscribed, dated 15 March 1950 at HMAS Lonsdale. “L.C.” could well be a play on his rank, Lieutenant Commander. Text is original top copy carbon typescript over a gathering of twelve folds of bond paper, secured with three short cords tied to feature the knots above and below, through hand coloured canvas covered card wrappers. The cloth has been tinted with blue watercolour and hand lettered in red ink. Also fixed with the ties is a glassine wrapper with a porthole cut-out. The individual construction is enhanced by the maker’s just visible guidelines and marks. F/cap quarto [220 x 180] [26] pages, tied as described. Early foxing, else well preserved. $85.00

“The Fall of America” Wins a Prize. New York, NY: Gotham Book Mart & Gallery, 1974. one of a hundred numbered and signed copies. A fine printing of Ginsberg’s acceptance speech at the National Book Award for Poetry, delivered by Peter Orlovsky in New York City on April 18, 1974. On a single sheet of Beckett antique laid [455 x 290] french folded to 4 pages. Designed and presented with classic elegance. Fine. $125.00 Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden [1856 - 1931] 153.


Gusman’s charm-filled paraphernalia are apolitical enchantments: amid the fizzing frisson of mundane interconnection, here is a poet celebrating their sensorily overloaded mind amid the patterns, textures, and shapes of sundry objects. dan disney

Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden. Sydney, NSW: Martin Browne Fine Art, 1999. Exhibition catalogue with a long essay by the curator, Jonathan Turner which considers von 155. Gloeden’s settlement in Taormina and his beginnings Gertrude’s Attic. Newtown, NSW: Vagabond Press, 2014. as a photographer under the tutelage of his cousin, “As a container, the attic is a refuge for secret objects Guglielmo von Puschow. With a detailed biographical and a repository for ordinary objects. As anatomy, the outline and an overview of his style and aesthetic with attic is a space just above the ear drum, responsible illustrations demonstrating homage and influence during for transmitting external sound to the fluid labyrinth later periods in the photographic genre of male nude. of the ear. These poems are experiments in the shape Thirty-four images by Von Gloeden, two images by Robert and sound of memories, inspired by Gertrude Stein’s Mapplethorpe, two images by Herb Ritts, four images by ‘portraits,’ particularly those written during World War Nino Longobardi, and a single image each for Guglielmo II.” Issued in the deciBels Series edited by Pam Brown. von Puschow and Vincenzo Galdi. Superbly printed by Typography and design by Chris Edwards. Small square Websdale Printing on quality heavy stock. Quarto [297 x octavo [135 x 135] 52 pages in illustrated wrappers. New, 210] [32] pages in photographic wrappers. As new. at the published price. $15.00 $50.00 owen evans griffiths [1904 - ?] PATRICIA hackett [1908 - 1963] [30]

Robert Harris [1951 - 1993] aristocrat...actress, director, designer, costumier... feminist, socialite, hostess, art collector, eccentric, manic depressive, poet and author of belles lettres...

the poet’s first collection

159. Localities. Greensborough, Vic: Seahorse Publications, 1973. Printed in the grand tradition at the National Press. Octavo [215 x 140] 56 pages on superior paper in card wrappers. A very fine copy with a very good dust jacket. $50.00

in lemon polka dot

156. These Little Things. Adelaide, SA: Hunkin, Ellis & King Ltd, 1938. Poetry, with five drawings by Rex Wood. Laid in is a copy of a typed transcript of a talk given by Hedley Cullen, “Remembering Patricia Hackett” broadcast on Adelaide’s 5CL in April 1971. This has been sent on by Earle Hackett to his daughter, Sue, with a covering letter, included here in photocopy. Earle Hackett, writing from Adelaide, notes the passing of Patricia Hackett’s long term companion Mildred Mocatta. He is frank on the nature of their relationship and comments on the moral climate and respectability supervised by the Adelaide establishment. “If Patricia’s poems are read again now with this private knowledge, some of them become stronger. ...I like to think of her belonging to a strong Hackett - Irish line of non-conformists with English convention.” No 177 of 200 numbered copies on antique mould made paper, bound into lemon polka dotted cloth with the poet’s monogram on the upper. Small quarto [235 x 175] [126] pages. A fine copy. $75.00

160. Translations from the Albatross. Melbourne, Vic: Outback Press, 1976. With drawings by Garry Shead. The cloth bound edition one of 100 copies each signed and numbered by the poet. Octavo [p215 x 145] 80 pages. A fine copy in grey cloth with gilt stamped leather label at the spine. This copy comes with the dust jacket of the trade edition. $250.00 161. The Abandoned. Broadway, NSW: Seňor Press, 1979. His third collection, and a very small edition (150 copies?) produced by Chris Woods with the services of Colprint, Sydney. Cornelis Vleeskens’ copy with his small pawprint stamp. Octavo [215 x 140] [38] pages glued into plain card wrappers with dust jacket. $45.00

RODNEY HALL [1935 -] the dedication copy - for robert graves

162. Jane Interlinear & Other Poems. Paper Bark Press, 1992. this copy presented to john forbes. The poet’s last collection, and winner of the 1992 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. “[Harris] wrote distinguished work and, at the end of his life, a masterpiece —Jane, Interlinear & Other Poems.” Oxford Guide to Contemporary World Literature. Octavo [220 x 145] 136 pages in printed wrappers. Lower wrapper with crease, else very good. $120.00

157. The Law of Karma: A Progression of Poems. Canberra, ACT: Australian National University Press, 1968. this copy with a lengthy inscription to the poet, robert graves, to whom the book is dedicated. Ordinary copies abound, signed copies are not uncommon—surely this is the one to have ? Designed by Robin Wallace-Crabbe. Octavo [215 x 155] 91 pages. A fine copy in dust jacket. $150.00


The Long Prospect has no equal in our writing. christina stead

LIZ HALL [- DOWNS] [1961 -] 158. Conscious Razing - Combustible Poems.[St. Kilda, Vic.]: L. Hall, 1986. Poems and prose with line drawings by Michael Wedd. signed by the author. Octavo [70] pages stapled into illustrated wrappers featuring a photographic portrait of the author by Sol Wiener. From a small printing. A very good copy. $40.00

163. The Long Prospect. London: Cassell, 1958. Her second novel, once described as “second only to Voss as a post-war work of Australian literature”. Octavo [200 x 140]208 pages in red boards. A near fine copy in only very slightly worn dust jacket with one short closed tear. Scarce. $200.00 [31]

J.S. HARRY [1939 - 2015]

Rolf Hennequel [1895 - 1971] rigby graham [1931 - 2015] wattle grove press [1958 - 1968]

164. Sun Shadow, Moon Shadow. Sydney, NSW: Vagabond Press, 2000. First edition. no 29 of 100 copies signed and numbered by the poet. Short-listed for the NSW Premier’s C.J.Dennis Award for Poetry 2000. The third title in Vagabond’s Stray Dog Series. Octavo [190 x 140] [24] pages in plain card wrappers with printed dust jacket. A fine copy. $65.00

unique state 169. Petra. Rigby Graham in Leicester. [Newnham, Tas.]: Wattle Grove Press, [1966]. An essay by Rolf Hennequel providing an historical survey and contemporary account of Petra, with illustrations by Rigby Graham. The work (and the ambitions of the press) are introduced by the colourful Maurice Willoughby. this is copy no 1/100 of the edition in a unique binding. Ten tipped prints, and five prints from blocks in the body. Text set in Coronet, Garamond and Ludlow Samson and printed by Hennequel on a Wayne platen. Small quarto [265 x 195] 20 folds for text and prints + 5 folds and a single leaf for mounted prints; silkscreened endpapers. Cancels at xv and xvi. All tied with yellow silk cords into a single fold of solid red calf, with a hand lettered title label (in Greek) on green solid calf on the upper. Other copies in this edition were issued in plain paper wrappers with a printed paper label in English. The first copy of the edition, and obvioulsy special. $350.00

William Hart-Smith [1911 - 1990] inscribed in timaru

165. The Unceasing Ground. Sydney, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1946. Poetry. presentation copy. Octavo [215 x 145] [v] + 54 pages in printed orange paper covered boards with cloth at spine. $30.00 Kris Hemensley [1946 - ]

See: The Art of Rigby Graham

a meeting in melbourne

166. Mimi. Cleavehurst, Devon: The Sweet Dawn Publishing Company, 1973. Prose with the suggestion that his ear has now become familiar with Australian idioms. This copy inscribed to Nigel Roberts “For Nigel/Melbourne visit/April 9 ‘74/with bon voyage/for New Zealand/ Kris”. One of the scarcer early items of Hemensley, and on this occasion a superb association. Small quarto [230 x 175] 22 pages in illustrated wrappers with a lithoprint by Jane Wellington from an image by Sue Selby. Faded wine spray on upper wrapper, evidence of travel within the creases, but in all a desirable copy. $50.00

NEIL M. HENNESSY 170. The Mirror Stage of the Alphabet: A Lettriste Lacan. Brampton, Ontario, Canada: Poetic Immolation Press, no date. no seven of thirty signed and numbered copies. Prismatic typography. A response to Derek Beaulieu’s A Book of Vowels [House Press, 1998]. Single sheet [215 x 140] folded once. Exquisite ephemera. $20.00 Dorothy Hewett [1923–2002] suppressed

171. Chapel Perilous. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press, 1972. one of 100 cloth bound copies signed by hewett. This copy with the ownership signature of then actor, and nowadays theatre supremo, Pamela Foulkes, dated in Canberra that year. 1972 saw Hewett’s play with a Sydney Opera House production— it was also the inaugural year of the National Playwright’s Conference, held in Canberra. Octavo [210 x 130] 95 pages in gilt decorated cloth. $60.00

presented to bill berkson

167. Sulking In The Seventies. Melbourne, Vic: Ragman Productions, 1975. one of 250 numbered copies. No 4 in the Rigmarole Of The Hours series and one of Robert Kenny’s many triumphs in book design. This copy inscribed to Big Sky supremo, Bill Berkson – a wonderful association. Octavo [230 x 160] [20] pages stapled into black card wrappers with printed rose coloured card jacket. A fine copy. $50.00

172. Rapunzel in Suburbia. Sydney, NSW: Prism, 1975. Designed by Robert Adamson and published by New Poetry for the Poetry Society of Australia. This edition suppressed and withdrawn. one of a 100 deluxe bound autographed copies. Octavo [225 x 145] 91 + pages on Glastonbury paper bound into smooth mace coloured cloth with leather labels to spine and upper, titled in gilt. Spine label slightly light affected, but otherwise very fine. $325.00

168. Montale’s Typos. Alverstoke [Gosport, Hampshire, England]: Stingy Artist [Bernard Hemensley], 1978. one of 250 copies. Correspondence from the imagination. The first publication in the Stingy Artist list. Published by the poet’s brother using a Varityper. Quarto [250 x 190] [20] pages stapled into printed blue card wrappers. $65.00 [32]

Dorothy Hewett 173. Alice in Wormland. Paddington, NSW: Paperbark Press, 1987. no 2 of 100 signed and numbered hardcover copies. A novella in verse. This copy with the publisher’s press release laid in, and with an invitation to the Sydney launch by Geoffrey Dutton at Ariel bookshop in July 1987. Octavo [220 x 145]146 pages in blue boards titled in silver. Very good in like dust jacket. $175.00 MartIAN [MARTY] Hiatt [1983 - ] 174. Portfolio of Nothing/File of Cream/Proeses. [Melbourne, Vic]: Baulking Ewes Press, [2013].”This work is entirely composed of conscious and unconscious citation.” Appears a “cut in” technique but with more than Gyson’s method apparent— so both aware and aleatoric? A4 [8] sheets, rectos only, printed portrait, folded and stapled at the half then loosely within a manila card wrapper rubber stamped “VOID”. $20.00 PHILIP HODGINS [1959 - 1995] 175. The End of the Season – Pastoral Poems. Canberra, ACT: Brindabella Press, 1993. Poetry with wood engravings by Victoria Clutterbuck. No 144 of 230 copies signed by the poet. Hand printed by Alec Bolton, and bound by Robin Tait. Tall slim octavo [250 x 145] 48 pages in cloth backed heavy cream card wrappers. Laid in is a lengthy note from Bolton about Hodgins, enthusing about the poet’s talent, and conveying the news that he has just been published in the New Yorker. A very fine copy. $65.00 ANSELM HOLLO [1934 - 2013] 176. Isadora & Other Poems.[London]: Writers Forum,[1967]. MiniBook No 2, printed at the Wooden Shoe in Brighton by the expatriate Austalian anarchist printer, Ted Kavanagh. Reproduced offset on heavy wove from the poet’s holograph. 16mo [150 x 115] [24] pages stapled into printed wrappers. Tan lines on lower wrapper, else very good. $50.00

A.D. HOPE marked up page proofs

178. Native Companions: Essays & Comments on Australian Literature 1936-1966. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1974. Page proofs marked up throughout in margins. Nineteen signatures for 287 pages. Fine. $75.00 179. For A.D. Hope: Poems and a Building. Canberra, ACT: printed for W. S. Ramson, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, at the Open Door Press, [1977]. Poetry by David Campbell, Philip Martin, Rosemary Dobson, Evan Jones, R.F. Brissenden, Judith Wright, and Satendra Nanden. With an illustration by Jahna Knyvett. Quarto [330 x 255] [10] pages in illustrated wrappers. A very good copy. Uncommon. $125.00 Michael Horowitz [1935 - ] one of only 25 copies

180. Poetry for the People. Hampstead: Latimer Press, 1966. The first book of the press. A visionary rant with overtones of Joyce and Ginsberg. One of 25 copies only, signed and numbered by the poet. Horowitz was a key figure at International Poetry Incarnation at the Royal Albert Hall in 1965 (along with Adrian Mitchell, Alexander Trocchi, Allen Ginsberg, Christopher Logue, George Macbeth, Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and William Burroughs). In 1969 he edited Children of Albion: Poetry of the Underground in Britain - an influential anthology in the international wave of “new poetry” that was underway at that time. Crown octavo [185 x 120] 20 pages, stapled into printed wrappers. With Horovitz’s correction to the text at page 3. A fine copy of an elusive item. $75.00 JANETTE TURNER HOSPITAL [1942- ]

A.D. HOPE [1907 - 2000] 177. The Damnation of Byron. Stratford, Ontario: Pasdeloup Press, 1973. A long erotic poem by Hope illustrated and published by Virgil Burnett. Burnett (1928–2012) worked in Paris and first book signed was a disciple of Maurice Darantière, the printer of the winner of the canadian seal award first edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses. As Burnett’s mentor margaret atwood’s copy through his early years of illustrating and publishing, it 181. was under his influence that he returned to North America The Ivory Swing. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1983. Her to set up his Pasdeloup Press, first in Chicago and then first novel, and the winner of the Canadian Seal Award. in Stratford Ontario. Designed by Robert Williams, set this copy signed by the author. Margaret Atwood’s in Deepdene type, and printed on Strathmore laid at the copy with her bookplate. Octavo [ 220 x 140] 252 pages. A Coach House, Toronto. Tall narrow quarto [310 x 185] 21 [33] few flecks to front endpaper, else a very good copy in like pages smooth brown cloth stamped in blind on upper dust jacket. $120.00 and in gilt at spine. $150.00


LOUIS JOHNSON [1924 - 1988] 185. Onion. Dunedin, NZ: Caveman Press, [1972]. A long poem dealing graphically with a gang rape—hence the title of the piece. Written while Johnson lived in Melbourne and first performed there. Printed and published by Trevor Reeves’ Caveman Press, with cover art by fellow NZ poet, Peter Olds. this copy inscribed to the Hunter Valley poet, Trevor Blood, whom Judith Wright referred to as “my jailbird friend”(see footnote Selected Letters, page 260). Stated to be one of 300 copies, though only 150 were printed. Squat octavo [190 x 150] [12] pages stapled into plain card with printed dust jacket. Jacket a little darkened, else very good. $45.00

from the dada days

182. Paston’s Melbourne Quarterly: A Journal of Literary Pleasantry for the Entertainment of the Public and the Edification of the Young. Melbourne, Vic: Paston, Spring, 1958. Frontispiece by Ray Wilson. With contributions from Philip Martin, James Murray, Bruce Dawe, Graeme Kemelfield, Colin Munro, and Barry Humphries. Humphries’ provides six short chapters and three drawings (“pictures to colour”)for his “A Novel Called Tid” which introduces Edna, Bruce, Kenny and Valmai, and is “to be continued”. The only issue. A single sheet [1132 x 535] printed in two colours both sides and folded to twenty-four panels, each 280 x 130. Beautifully printed by the National Press, Melbourne, on good cream wove. The slightest weakness at one or two folds, else a remarkably well preserved item. Rare. $175.00

MARTIN JOHNSTON [1947 - 1990] 186. Shadowmass. Sydney, NSW: Sydney University Arts Society Publications, [1970]. The poet’s first collection, published in June of 1970 (Arts Society Publications announce Shadowmass (with Terry Larsen’s Tar Flowers and Andrew Huntley’s Lyrical Ballads). In less than a month his father would die, and it was not yet 12 months since his mother’s suicide. This is a year that Johnston lost to grief, not announcing or promoting the book till a year later when it was said to be “forthcoming”. But for one occasion he thereafter listed the year of publication as 1971; in Surfer’s Paradise No 1 he assigned it to 1969, thus once more avoiding the dark year. Small quarto [250 x 205] 55 pages stapled into printed wrappers with cloth tape at the spine. Very good. $85.00 187.

very privately printed 34°n 118°w mcmxcii

183. A Chorale for Coral. [Los Angeles: V. & W. Dailey], 1992. A five stanza work of delicate rhyme in affectionate memory of Coral Browne. Five leaves printed on Arches with a frontispiece portrait by Don Bachardy. One of 75 copies printed and signed by the poet. Octavo [235 x 155]. Sewn into printed orange wrappers. A very fine copy. Necessarily scarce. $250.00

ISIDORE ISOU [1925 - 2007] 184. Introduction à un Nouvelle Poésie et à une Nouvelle Musique. Paris: Gallimard, 1947. First and only edition. Isidore Isou was the founder of Letterism and this, his first book, initially rejected by Gallimard, is the foundation document of the movement. It contains his famous “Manifesto of Letterist Poetry” along with a selection of twenty letterist poems and “La Guerre” (the first Letterist symphony). Octavo [185 x 118] 416 pages. A far better than usual copy with a scuff to the upper panel that minimally affects the title line. $200.00

Ithaka: Modern Greek Poetry In Translation. Sydney: Island Press, 1973. one of 200 signed and numbered copies set in Garamond and hand printed by Philip Roberts on Glastonbury Antique laid at Bundeena. Octavo [210 x 135] 62 pages with illustrations by Johnston and Neville Drury. In heavy saffron card wrappers. A fine copy. Prospectus with Roberts’ amendments laid in— Modern Greek Poets [Ithaka] originally announced in 1971 for June 1972, but issued in April 1973. $150.00 See Michael Denholm, (Small Press Publishing in Australia) page 30; and Geoffrey Farmer, (Private Presses & Australia) page 58.



ALISTER KERSHAW [1921 - 1995]

188. Mudra of the Rose. Sydney, NSW: Fragment Press, 1976. Three poems. “This dipliant first published January, 1976 in an edition of two hundred and ten copies.” Folded sheet of heavy antique laid, printed both sides [215 x 400] folded twice to six panels. This copy with the small pawprint stamp of the poet, Cornelis Vleeskens. A very nice copy of a genuinely rare item. $75.00

one of thirty copies

193. Opéra Comique. Montpellier: La Muréne, 1979. Seventeen poems. one of thirty copies only printed on Guérimand Voiron paper by Rouvière Frères under the direction of F.J. Temple. Octavo [210 x 140] in printed textured card wrappers. This copy uncut and with the poet’s bookplate. Cited by Arnold & Hay but hardly known otherwise. Exquisite. $150.00

for kate [llewellyn]

from one faded lesbian to another 189. The Palace Of Art. St. Lucia, Qld: Makar Press, 1981. This copy inscribed “To Kate / whose heckling is beautiful / from one faded lesbian to another”. Signed in full. Original printed wrappers somewhat rubbed, else a clean tight copy. $50.00

ALISTER KERSHAW RICHARD ALDINGTON [1892 - 1962] 194. Poems of Love & Loss. Paris/London: Alyscamps Press, 1995. Thirteen poems by Kershaw and two by Aldington. The Australian poet, Kershaw, began his life in France as secretary to Aldington, and the story of their relationship is memorably recalled in Kershaw’s The Pleasure of Their Company (UQP, 1986). this collection put together in an edition of 200 copies by Karl Orend as a tribute to Kershaw, who died in February that year at his home in Sury-en-Vaux. Octavo [210 x 150] [28]pages perfect bound into illustrated wrappers. A fine copy. $50.00

Thomas Henry Jones / T. Harri Jones [1921 - 1965] 190. Cotton Mather Remembers The Trial of Elizabeth How: Salem, Massachusetts, June 30, 1692. [Maitland, NSW]: Nimrod Pamphlet No 1, 1964. “A Poem by T.H. Jones.” The poet died shortly after this publication, drowned at the Bogey Hole, Newcastle in January of 1965. this copy from the library of christina stead . Single sheet [440 x 280] heavy Abbey Mills Greenfield laid, printed both sides and folded twice to 8 panels. With The Seafolding of Harri Jones, a poem by Norman Talbot. [Maitland, NSW]: Nimrod Pamphlets No 2, 1965. Same stock, same inking and format, produced for the publisher [Talbot] by Mercury Print of High Street Maitland. Single sheet [440 x 280] heavy Abbey Mills Greenfield laid printed both sides and folded twice to 8 panels. Each very good. The pair $60.00

PETER KINGSTON [1943 - ] 195. A Bed of Oysters at D.S. Murray. [Lavender Bay, NSW]: Snail on the Whale Press, 1999. one of eleven copies. A gathering of illustrated collective nouns, with contributions by Kingston, Martin Sharp, Luke Sciberras, Reg Lynch, and Stephen Little. Hand coloured book with a binding made by Daphne Lera of the D.S. Murray bindery. Miniature [50 x 35][14] pages sewn with gold thread into flexible gilt stamped full calf with marbled endpapers. Hard to find. $75.00

ANNA KAVAN [1901 - 1968] I relied on what I wrote to build a bridge which could not be cut down. It was my own self in which I trusted, not seeing self as that last cell from which escape can only come too late. anna kavan

191. A Bright Green Field & Other Stories. London: Peter Owen, 1958. Anaïs Nin compares Kavan to Kafka as a writer of night terrors, non-reason, and the divided self (The Novel of the Future, 1968). Crown octavo [190 x 125] 192 pages. A peerless copy in dust jacket by Eric Patton. $375.00

196. Mackerel Beach - A Winter’s Tale. Sydney, NSW: Pelicano Press, 2014. one of twenty-six copies lettered A-Z. A visual memoir and store of anecdote derived from the artist’s sketchbooks and journals kept during a season spent at the Pittwater enclave. On folios with eighteen hand finished linocout prints using Sakura oils on Japanese Iwaki Mulberry paper, each under glassine shield, with text, line drawings and vignettes on other surfaces. There are two triple fold prints as wrappers, with a further print on the box lid. Designed, printed and assembled by Nicholas Pounder, at the sign of the Polar Bear. Twenty folios of Rising Stonehenge [700 x 350] folded to 350 x 350 within wrapper supports of Svecia Antiqua Chamois. In a handmade timber box [400 x 400 x 40]. $7500.00

PATRICK KAVANAGH [1904 - 1967 ] 192. Self Portrait. Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1964. First edition. Transcript of an interview originally broadcast by Telefis Eireann in October 1962, where the poet discusses his life’s work. With photographs by Liam Miller. Crown octavo [190 x 115] 31 pages in green paper covered boards with orange cloth backstrip stamped in gilt. In a price clipped dust jacket with two short closed tears. $75.00 [35]



197. Missing Dot & Other Stories.Tamarama, NSW: Polar Bear Press, 2014. A collection of short stories by Fairlie Kingston, with eight hand-printed linocuts on Iwaki Japanese Mulbery by Peter Kingston, and line drawings in the text. from an edition of twenty-six copies lettered a-z, each signed by author and artist. Set in Bembo and printed on Magnani papers. The linocuts are individualy finished with no two prints the same. Crown quarto [250 x 190] [224] pages sewn in card wrappers with illustrated dust jacket. In a custom clam shell box by Dietmar Lederwasch. $1650.00

201. “Ants” from Beasts and Man, Union Recorder, Vol 50, No 16, July 30, 1970. Sydney University, NSW: 1970. Short story by Carmel Kelly, Buckminster Fuller interview, Denise Hare reviews Fred Cress at the Bonython Gallery, notice for a rally in Defiance of the National Service Act, and Carl Harrison-Ford reviews John Tranter’s first collection, Parallax. Tabloid [300 x 245] 12 pages, stapled. Ner fine. $25.00 Fran Landesman [1927 - 2011]

JOHN KINSELLA [1963 -] TRACY RYAN [1964 -] 198. John Kinsella & Tracy Ryan: Varuna New Poetry. Vol 2 No 1, Autumn 1996. This number given to the two poets, presenting Kinsella’s “Ecologue of the Eclipses”, “Lunar Eclipse, and “Mesmerised”; and Ryan’s “Union”, “Eclipse, Kenwick, 1974” and “Black Sun”. Two A3 sheets heavy card folded once to 8 pages A4. Fine. $20.00

ten copies only

202. More Truth than Poetry. London: College of Printing, 1984. Designed and illustrated by Avril Broadley. The jazz world’s answer to Dorothy Parker, the poet laureate of lovers and losers, her songs are the secret diaries of the desperate and the decadent. A Beat living in London since the early 60s, wife of Jay Landesman, and a working lyricist and performing poet at the age of 82. (In 1996 the BBC received a number of complaints when Landesman appeared on Desert Island Discs and requested a supply of marijuana seeds as her luxury item.) Set in Gill Sans serif and printed letterpress and lino on 250 gsm Somerset paper. Small quarto [280 x 195] in grey cloth with heavy card dust jacket printed in three colours from a block. A very fine copy of a work calculated to be rare. Totally stunning. $200.00

one hundred copies

199. Lines of Sight. Cambridge, UK: Folio (Salt) 1997. A chapbook produced while both were working at Cambridge. Octavo [210 x 150] [16] pages stapled into illustrated wrappers. A fine copy. From a very small printing. $45.00 PETER KOCAN [1947 - ] his editor’s copy

200. The Other Side of the Fence. St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 1975. The poet’s second collection, written while held at Ward 6 for the Criminally Insane in Morisset. roger mcdonald’s copy with his signature. McDonald was a key figure at UQP and was poetry editor of the influential Paperback Poets Series— a post he held until 1976. Laid into this copy is the publisher’s review slip showing the date of publication as 15 December 1975. Crown octavo [180 x 115] 65 pages. A very good copy in printed wrappers. $60.00

MARY LAnG [1914 - 1996] advance proofs

203. Tom Groggin. London: J.M. Dent, 1936. Poems inspired by the Snowy Mountains. “Advance Proofs Only”. Prepared at the Temple Press, Letchworth for the publisher. Crown octavo [180 x 125] 54 pages in printed grey wrappers. A few creases, else very good. $40.00 [36]







I’d rather give you a migraine than nothing at all. isidore isou


Lettrism (or Lettrisme or Letterism) is a French film and visual poetry movement that enjoyed a brief heyday as the avant-garde du jour in 1950s Paris, and is often associated with the French Revolutionary Student Movement of 1968. Founded by Elvis lookalike Isidore Isou (born Ioan-Isidor Goldstein, 1925-2007), Lettrism influenced other forms of art and poetry in Europe and Latin America up to the present and likely into the future, even as most Viners and Snapchatters remain unaware of this strange fold in the spacetime continuum of art. In French, the movement is called Lettrisme, from the French word for letter, arising from the fact that many of their early works centred around letters and other visual or spoken symbols. The Lettristes themselves prefer the spelling “Letterism” for the Anglicised term, and this is the form that is used on those rare occasions when they produce or supervise English translations of their writings: however, “Lettrism” is at least as common in English usage. The term, having been the original name that was first given to the group, has lingered as a blanket term to cover all of their activities, even as many of these have moved away from any connection to letters. But other names have also been introduced, either for the group as a whole or for its activities in specific domains, such as “the Isouian movement”, “youth uprising”, “hypergraphics”, “creatics”, ‘infinitesimal art’ and “excoördism”. The ranks grew with Gabriel Pomerand, Gil Wolman, Marc O, Maurice Lemaitre and Guy Debord joining the cause, drinking at every opportunity in dive bars around SaintGermain-des-Pres, talking loudly of revolutionary art, philosophy, and politics, composing polemical tracts amid metaphorical and literal violence. The Lettrists were the youngest agitators of the Parisian avant-garde - “the milieu of demolition experts” - disenfranchised young radicals with plenty to say and hate, who took on Andre Breton and other respected figures. They were conducting an offensive against an obsolete, derelict state and a cultural establishment which propagated boredom and refused to relinquish power. They placed poetry over politics, and above all, they believed that art should never be separated from life.




TERRY LARSEN [1949 - ] JOHN DELACOUR [1948 - ]


204. Tar Flowers. [Sydney, NSW: Sydney University Arts Society Publications, [1970]. Poetry with an equal amount of photography from John Delacour. Published in June of 1970 simultaneously with Martin Johnston’s Shadowmass. (Larsen was the publisher of the only three titles under this imprint.) Tar Flowers is not to be confused with Larsen’s later title, Tarflowers, a juvenile title issued by McPhee Gribble in 1985. Small quarto [250 x 205] 28 pages stapled into printed wrappers with cloth tape at the spine. $45.00

207. Le Film est deja commence? Seance de Cinema. Paris: Editions André Bonne, 1952. Encyclopédie du Cinéma. First and only edition. Lemaître wrote this book as a companion to his film of the same name (produced the year before). In addition to the full film script (alongside twelve pages of stills from it) the book contains a lengthy preface by Isidore Isou (twenty-eight pages) and Lemaître’s theoretic essay “Fondu enchaîné sur un cinema ailleurs” (“Fade-in to another cinema” - fifty-seven pages). Crown octavo [185 x 184] 182 pages. Uncut with original paper wraparound band. Nice. $75.00

Richard LARTER [1929 – 2014]

208. Qu’est-ce que le lettrisme? Paris: Editions Fischbacher, 1954. Édition originale. L’un des 770 exemplaires (a)numérotés, après 30 tête signés et 150 Alfa. This book (alongside Isou’s Introduction à un Nouvelle Poésie et à une Nouvelle Musique) is one of the most important early books originating from Letterism. Lemaître systematically explains the basis of the Letterist movement, then (in turn) how it relates to poetry, music, writing (Hypergraphy), cinema, theatre, and economics. 16mo [160 x 125] 160 pages in illustrated wrappers. A very good copy. $125.00 209. La Danse et le Mime Ciselants. Paris: Jean Grassin, 1960. This text by Lemaître examines the Letterist approach to dance and mime. The title refers to Letterist theory which specifies two periods in the development of each artform - the “amplique” (where the focus of the artform is on it’s application to different subject matter) and the “ciselant’”(where the focus is on the materials and techniques of the artform itself ). Octavo [190 x 140] 64 pages, with 4 pages of photographs tipped-in. An unopened copy of the first and only edition. Particularly fine. $75.00

205. cover: The Union Recorder. Vol 50, No 16, July 15, 1970. Dated in the image, Richard Larter, 1969. Also in this issue, Bob Connell sends an illustrated report on the march on the Pentagon, John Maddocks considers peyote and jimson weed in Carlos Casteneda’s Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge, Carl Harrison-Ford reviews poetry, a production of Jarry’s Ubu Roi is assessed by Jan Chapman, and John Tranter publishes a “Poem for Walter De La Mare”. Small tabloid [310 x 240] 16 pages, stapled. Fine. $30.00

210. Note Sur Votre Bonheur. (Lettrisme nouvelle série No. 27). Paris, France: Centre de Creativite, 1971. Set of three documents (“Carnets d’un Fanatique” IV, V, VI) inside french-fold loose cover. Uncut pages. The texts are “Le Dernier et le Premier texte d’un Prophète” (“The Last and First text of a Prophet” - 24 pages heavily illustrated in black and white), “Poisson d’Avril 71” (“April Fool 71” - 4 pages, two colour print on heavy card, letterist poem with facing full-page hypergraphic design), “Note Sur Votre Bonheur” (“Note On Your Happiness”). Quarto: chemise[280 x 220] with 4 internal folds [560 x 440] + colour printed card fold. Very good. $50.00

Richard Le Gallienne [1866 – 1947] cloth issue

206. If I Were God: A Conversation. London: James Bowden, 1897. A handsome thing printed in deep blue on heavy cream antique laid. Foolscap octavo [190 x 100] 64 + [8] pages of advertisements, in grey green vertical ribbed cloth, blocked in gilt. Corners, bumped and with some shelf wear; internally bright. $45.00 [38]

RACHEL LODEN [1948 - ]

MAURICE LEMAÎTRE bande dessinée

211. Les Aventures d’el Momo. Paris: Centre de Creativite, 1992. Documents Lettriste No 115. As for every example of this second edition, the contents are bound into an original cover —a colour offset print. Lemaître presumably had ordered a print run in the hundreds for the first edition, of which only 20 were used. This artist’s book is presented in the form of a bande dessinée (comic strip, or graphic novel) based around the events of May 1968 in France. The contents are an eclectic mix of hypergraphics and “traditional” comic-strip tropes. It is also an example of a “supertemporelle” artwork, which the artist encourages the reader to engage with by physically adding to it. Second edition (of 368 numbered copies - this is #185) - after the first edition of 1968 (consisting of only 20 copies). Oblong quarto [298 x 208] 18 + [8] pages pages printed rectos only in plain green card wrappers with dust jacket having two repairs on upper panel. $50.00

214. Kulchur Girl: Notes from Berkeley 1965. Newtown, NSW: Vagabond Press, 2014. “A girl just seventeen, high school dropout, travels to the July 1965 Berkeley Poetry Conference to encounter some of the giants of The New American Poetry 1945-1960 and after (Creeley, Olson, Duncan, Blaser, Ginsberg, Dorn, Sanders, Berrigan, &c.). These notes from her surviving diary show her longing to be taught, but also fiercely teenage, perversely independent and contradictory.” Issued in the deciBels Series edited by Pam Brown. Typography and design by Chris Edwards. Small square octavo [135 x 135] 88 pages in illustrated wrappers. New, at the published price. $15.00

LETTRISME [1953] 212. Internationale Lettriste No. 3. Paris, France: Internationale Lettriste, 1953. The third issue - of only four - of this iconic and short-lived bulletin of the Internationale Lettriste (the breakaway Letterist group founded by Guy Debord and Gil Wolman in 1952). In 1954 it was replaced by the roneoed journal Potlatch, which was published until the movement was superseded by the Situationist International in 1957. Contributors to this issue include Guy Debord (also acting as editor), P.J. Berle, Bull D. Brau, Hadj Mohamed Dahou, Gaetan M. Langlais, Jean-Michel Mension and Gil J. Wolman. Sheet [430 x 270]. Rare $500.00

James McAuley [1917 - 1976] david campbell’s copy

215. A Vision of Ceremony. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1956. David Campbell’s copy with his ownership signature. The contents page is marked up in two inks, with certain poems indicated and the absence of “Mating Swans” [page 7] noted. Campbell has continued his notes on the rear pastedown in a fine and certain hand. A very good copy in dust jacket. $85.00


HUGH MCCRAE [1876 - 1958] presentation copy

216. My Father, and My Father’s Friends. Sydney, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1935. presentation copy from the author to julia drake-brockman. “Adam Lindsay Gordon, Henry Kendall, Marcus Clarke, John Shillinglaw, ‘Orion’ Horne - for us they are figures bathed in the lustre of literary fame, but here they talk and drink once again in the flesh, a gallant company of personalities. They lived in Melbourne in the olden days, before the wireless, newspapers, films, and motor cars, like the four wheels of the juggernaut, had flattened us out to a mechanical level. It was the pre-bowser age: men walked, drawing, like Antaeus, strength from the earth they touched. They rollicked in taverns, singing songs.” From the forward by T. Inglis Moore. Octavo [220 x 140]86 pages. Half morocco over paper covered boards stamped in gilt. Also with Drake Brockman’s fine ownership signature. $65.00

213. La musique lettriste, hypergraphique, infinitesimal, and aphoniste supertemporelle. Revue Musicale No. 282-283. Paris, Editions Richard Masse, [1971]. Texts by Gérard-Philippe Broutin, Jean-Paul Curtay, Isidore Isou, Maurice Lemaître, François Poyet, Patrick Poulain. Followed by an 50 page anthology of often graphic works by amongst others François Dufrene, Isou, Lemaitre, Roland Sabatier, Alain Satie, Jacques Spacagna, Gil Wolman on card stock of two colours. Quarto [260 x 200] 120 pages on various art papers with a separate fold-out booklet of 8 pages containing the score for “Polyépophonie infinitesimal amplique” by Jean-Paul Curtay. An unopened (uncut) copy in original wrappers. $65.00 [39]

grant alexander mccracken [1961 -]

LOUIS MACNEICE [1907 - 1963]

217. The Sham Cabaret. Daylesford, Vic: Sham an D Productions, [1991]. Poems 1987 - 1991. This copy with a small poster for a reading by the poet. A4 [28] pages, rectos only in illustrated wrappers. $30.00

222. Collected Poems. London: Faber & Faber, [1966]. Edited by E.R. Dodds. Octavo [220 x 140] xviii + 575 pages in brick red cloth. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket. With Bob Brissenden’s SMH review laid in. $120.00 Jim MCNEIL [1935 - 1982]


the cloth issue - signed

218. A Story to Tell .... [Melbourne, Vic: Alina McDonald], 1988. Short stories, amounting to a bitter family memoir of WW 2, addressing a parent’s place in action, later injustice and maladjustment. Ingenious cut and paste layout technique. Laid in is an invitation to the author’s exhibition of paintings parallel to this publication at Girgis & Klym Gallery, Fitzroy during July and August of 1988. Octavo [220 x 160] [16] pages stapled into plain blue wrappers. $35.00

223. The Chocolate Frog/The Old Familiar Juice. Sydney, NSW: Currency Press, 1973. The hardcover issue, signed and dated by the playwright. This copy with the ownership signature of then actor, and nowadays theatre supremo, Pamela Foulkes. Octavo [210 x 130] 120 pages in black cloth. No dust jacket, as issued. $60.00

ARTHUR MACHEN [1863 - 1947 ]

ROGER MCGOUGH [1937 - ] signed

219. Holiday on Death Row. London: Jonathan Cape, 1979. Poems. Paperback original. this copy signed, dated and fingerprinted on a luggage label stamp. Octavo [215 x 135] 56 pages in illustrated card wrappers. $45.00 signed

224. Strange Roads [and] With The Gods in Spring. London: The Classic Press, 1923. Two essays, each in turn with illustrations by Joseph Simpson and H.R. Millar—nine vignettes in all. russell A25a. Small octavo [160 x 110] 54 pages on antique laid, untrimmed, in green cloth blocked in gilt; top edge gilt and marbled lavender endpapers. An apparently unread copy with what may be the original glassine. $75.00

220. Gig. London: Jonathan Cape, 1979. Poems. Paperback reprint, signed by the poet and dated Sydney, March, 1981. Octavo [215 x 135] 60 pages in illustrated card wrappers. A very good copy. $45.00 ROGER MCGOUGH Brian Patten [1946 - ]


221. document: Notes for a reading in Sydney, 1989. On the reverse of a large handbill for McGough’s reading at Kakadu in Darlinghurst. Nigel Roberts has annotated the notes with a heading in his hand: “Roger McGough’s instructions for Brian Patten/ Reading at Evening Star, 14 March ‘89”. Follows an extended arrangement for a joint reading, giving certain line and stanzas to BP, and concluding, “I do next stanza, we both do last line”. Below this is Nigel Roberts’ signature, endorsed by that of π.o. A4 photocopy handbill advertising the Kakadu reading with pin holes and marginal tears. In an envelope with Robert’s description of contents, “Found by NR/witnessed π.o.”. $75.00

signed by barry humphries

225. Ornaments in Jade. Horum, East Sussex/Oxford: Tartarus Press/Caermaen Books, 1997. Ten exquisite pieces introduced by Barry Humphries. Humphries, at the time, President of the Arthur Machen Society, loaned the author’s working typescript for the publication of this edition. this copy signed by barry humphries at the close of his introduction. A handsome demi octavo[215 x 135] 54 + pages on cream wove by Antony Rowe bound into black boards elaborately stamped in gilt. A fine copy in printed dust jacket. $165.00 [40]

Stéphane Mallarmé [1842 - 1898]

CHRIS MANN [1949 - ]

226. Hommage A Stéphane Mallarmé. La Nouvelle Revue Française, No 158, November 1st, 1926. With contributions by Genevieve Bonniot-Mallarmé, T.S. Eliot, Giuseppe Ungaretti, and Paul Claudel. Other material includes Gide on the Congo, and reviews of Rilke and an essay on the theatre of Alfred Jarry (not to mention the ample fore and after matter that is the advertising of literary publishing and bookselling at the time—a vital symbiosis). Octavo [230 x 140] [22] + [130] + [34] pages + publisher’s insert. All fine. $50.00

An Australian composer working in Compositional Linguistics, Chris Mann worked with Machine for Making Sense until moving to New York in the mid nineties. Born in 1949, his German Jewish parents were pioneers in the fields of ethnomusicology and oral literature and these childhood influences, combined with undergraduate studies in Chinese and linguistics at the University of Melbourne have strongly influenced his compositional style. Later interests in the philosophy of language and systems theory also reveal themselves in his music. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1969 with the degree of Bachelor of Music, later completing a Bachelor of Education at La Trobe University. australian music centre

229b. The Rationales. [Elwood, Vic.]:NMA Publications/ Post Neo, 1986. Pocket size [150 x 110] [16] pages, perfect bound on the top edge, notebook style. A very fine copy. $25.00 230. Of Course.[Melbourne, Vic: Chris Mann, 1988]. Prose poem. Single sheet newsprint[425 x 525] folded three times to [11] pages. Near fine. $25.00 231. Tuesday. [Melbourne, Vic: Collective Effort Press, 1989.] Prose argument. Octavo [185 x 125] [30] pages stapled into printed wrappers. $25.00

I am inventing a language which must necessarily burst forth from a very new poetics, that could be defined in a couple of words: Paint, not the thing, but the effect it produces

232. The Essential Mann. Melbourne, Vic: Collective Effort Press, [1993?] Compiled and introduced by π.o. No 7 in the A6 Series. Pocket sized [150 x 105] [38] pages stapled into illustrated wrappers. A very fine copy. $25.00

227. Poésies. Edinburgh: Tragara Press, 1986. Mallarme’s verse translated by Arthur Symons. one of 150 numbered copies. “The flesh is sad, alas! and all the books are read.” Symons renders here “Apparition”, “Angoisse”, “Las De L’Amer Repos Où Ma Paresse Offense...”, “Tristesesse D’été”, “Brise Marine”, “Soupir”, “Hérodiade”[most significantly] “Sainte”, and “Prose” (“pour des Esseintes”). With a bibliography and notes on the translations. A critical moment in burgeoning modernism. Large octavo [270 x 180] 49 + pages set in Bembo and printed on antique laid, in folded heavy blue Canson card wrappers with printed label. A very fine copy. $60.00

compositional linguistics

233. Working Hypothesis. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Arts, 1998. “Deconstruction/Poetry/Music”. A selection of texts from one of Australia’s better known experimentalists, prepared while Mann was Fellow at Bard College, New York. Crown octavo [185 x 125] [105] pages perfect bound into printed wrappers. A fine copy. $25.00 CHRIS MANSELL [1953 - ]

DAVID MALOUF [1934 - ] first book inscribed

228. Bicycle and Other Poems. St. Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 1970. inscribed by the author. Crown octavo [184 x 112] 60 pages First issue wrappers. Minimal wear. $200.00 229. Neighbours in a Thicket. St. Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 1974. this copy inscribed to geoff and nin dutton “with happy memories of a fine day at anlaby last march – david 31 x 74”. This would have been a reference to hospitality during Adelaide Festival’s Writers’ Week, held biannually in March. Octavo [214 x 131] 65 pages in illustrated wrappers. A mere crease to lower right, else near fine. $125.00

234. Taking Heart: Some Poetry & Prose. Burwood, NSW: Compass Poetry & Prose, 1987. A rarity of the pretech poetry world: I have seen three copies only while watching very closely all these years. Oblong A4 [297 x 210] 28 pages duplicated typescript, stapled at the narrow end into acetate covers with artwork based in photography by Steven Sturgess. $60.00 [41]

Katherine Mansfield [1888 - 1923]

david miller [1950 - ]

235. The Critical Bibliography of Katherine Mansfield, by Ruth Elvish Mantz. London: Constable & Co Ltd, 1931. With an Introductory Note by John Middleton Murry and two pieces by KM- “Perambulations” and “About Pat”. Large octavo [260 x 170] xx + 204 pages + publisher’s advertisements. Largely unopened in smooth grey buckram and typographical dust jacket. $85.00

240. All My Life. London: John Robinson at the Joe DiMaggio Press, [1975]. “Poems 1973-1974”. presentation copy. The Australian’s second published work, with two other titles boldly announced at the colophon: Malcolm Lowry & The Voyage That Never Ends, (Enitharmon - “forthcoming”) and South London Mix (Gaberbocchus - “forthcoming”) but recording also The Caryatids: Poems 1971-73, Enitharmon Press. Mimeograph. A4. [25] sheets, printed rectos only, stapled into illustrated wrappers. Age toning to wrappers. Scarce. $50.00

catherine martin [1848–1937] bertram stevens’ copy

236. The Explorers & Other Poems. Melbourne: George Robertson, 1874. Bertram Stevens’ copy with his D.H. Souter bookplate, and his copious notes. “The Explorers” a major poem about Burke and Wills’ ill-fated expedition of exploration. Small octavo[175 x 115] viii + 270 pages in polished deep green cloth decorated in blind and gilt titling to spine. With a George Robertson binder’s ticket at the rear. Corners bumped with cloth scuffed and marked on upper. $150.00

David Mitchell [1940 –2011 ] a lasting masterpiece of 70s poetry one of a 100 signed and numbered copies

241. Pipe Dreams in Ponsonby. Auckland, NZ: Stephen Chan for the Association of Orientally Flavoured Syndics, 1972. one of a 100 signed and numbered copies. A singular high point in 20th century New Zealand poetry. Designed by Richard King, with graphics by Pat Hanly. Pipe Dreams was runner up to Chinua Achebe’s work in the inaugural Commonwealth Poetry Prize. From a phenomenon to a cult, few copies of the first edition have survived in any sort of collectible condition. A second edition was issued by Caveman Press (Dunedin) in 1975. David Mitchell divided most of his writing life between Australia and his native New Zealand. He died in Bondi in 2011. Steal Away Boy: Selected Poems Of David Mitchell edited by Nigel Roberts and Murray Edmund was published by UAP in 2010. Super royal octavo [270 x 170] [87] pages in black cloth stamped in silver. Edges darkened, yet well preserved and internally bright in lightly worn and rubbed dust jacket. $350.00

charlotte Mew [ 1869–1928 ] “Far and away the best living woman poet—who will be read when others are forgotten.” —thomas hardy

237. The Rambling Sailor. London: The Poetry Bookshop, 1929. Posthumously collected, edited, and with a discreet introduction by Alida Klementaski. Mew’s only other collection (The Farmer’s Bride, 1916) was also published by the Poetry Bookshop. “The greatest living poetess.” virginia woolf. Small quarto [205 x 165] author portrait frontispiece + 45 pages on cream antique laid printed by Butler & Tanner and bound into purple boards stamped with black titling that is mirrored on the dust jacket. Both book and jacket fine —untouched, and perhaps the best copy to be had. $120.00

Denis Mizzi [1949 -]

Henri Michaux [1899 – 1984]

242. X,Y,Z For Stefan Themerson. [No place: the artist], 1997. Artists book. 1/20 copies. Text and photomontage exploring a visual poetic dedicated to the founder of Gaberbocchus Press. “From the start, Gaberbocchus was ‘a vehicle for introducing new ideas’, and specialised in intellectual avant-garde texts. These ranged from poetry and philosophical novels to unclassifiable combinations of text and pictures.” victoria & albert museum. This copy inscribed to a fellow practitioner. A4 [295 x 210] [46] pages wire bound into illustrated card wrappers. Fine. $75.00 243. Opaque. [No place: the artist], 1997. Artists book. 1/14 copies. Patterns, symmetry and optical illusion with textual reference. Printed in monochrome digitally onto heavy stock. Pocket size [130 x 80] [16]pages sewn into illustrated wrappers with handwritten signed statement of limitation. $75.00

238. L’Infini Turbulent. Paris: Mercure De France [1957]. A Journal and drawings kept during medically supervised use of hallucinogens. “Le effets de la mescaline.” Also has extensive notes of LSD. A numbered copy from the first edition. Small quarto [235 x 185]152 + pages. Slight creasing to lower outer edge, else very good. $150.00 239. Paix Dans Les Brisements. Paris: Editions Flinker, [1959]. Poème et dessins. A numbered copy from the first edition. Writings and drawings inspired by or executed with the influence of mescaline. Small quarto [270 x 195] 47 + pages, sewn into tall oblong printed wrappers hinged at the upper edge. Very good with the original glassine present. $200.00 [42]

amedeo modigliani [1884 - 1920] JEANNE MODIGLIANI [1918 - 1984]

Les A. Murray with every player’s mark


249. The Peasant Mandarin. St. Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 1978. Prose pieces. This copy signed by the Publisher, Frank Thompson, Poetry Editor, Roger McDonald, Editorial Director, Merril Yule, and by Les Murray himself. Octavo [215 x 145] 269 pages in textured boards in a dust jacket utilizing Max Watters’ “Blue House”. $125.00

244. Modigliani: Man and Myth. London: Andre Deutsch, 1959. Translated into English from the Italian (Modigliani senza leggenda, 1958) by Esther Rowland Clifford. this copy signed by the author. Demy octavo [245 x 170] 104 pages followed by 100 plates in colour and black and white. Some darkening to text block; chipped dust jacket. $125.00 PHILIPPE MORA [1949 - ]

250. A Selection of Poems by Les Murray, Chosen for His Visit to India. [Canberra, ACT] DFAT/Australia-India Council, 2006. A chapbook prepared for readings in Pune, New Delhi, Cochin and Chennai during January 2006. Octavo [210 x 135][16] pages presented generously on quality antique laid. Very fine in printed card wrappers. $35.00

245. More Really Good Taste Art. Goulburn, NSW: South Hill Gallery, 2013. Exhibition catalogue, the title of which harks back to Mora’s show at Clytie Jessop’s London gallery in 1971, “Really Good Taste Art”. Some twenty-five works reproduced in colour with extended captions as memoir and commentary. Octavo [210 x 150] [28] pages stapled into printed wrappers. As new. $15.00

Neil Murray [1956 -] 251. Starting Procedure: Poems and Prose (To Read Aloud). Alice Springs, NT. [1980]. His first book. “Neil Murray, a singer and songwriter, is well known for his association with the Warumpi Band, which was known for their exciting and powerful live performances, and for being among the first to use indigenous language in rock music. One of the founding members of the band in the early 1980s, Murray continued to perform with Warumpi until October 1999. In addition to songs, Murray’s writing has taken the form of poetry, novel and play.” austlit. Printed at Papunya Literature Production Centre. Octavo [ 210 x 145] 28 pages. A very good copy of a breakthrough publication. $40.00 CARL MYDANS [1907 - 2004 ] TOM CLARK [1941 - ]

eric mottram [1924 - 1995] allen ginsberg [1926 - 1997] 246. Allen Ginsberg in the Sixties. Brighton/Seattle: Unicorn Bookshop, 1972. Bill Butler’s press. Mottram spoke as a character and expert witness at Butler’s obscenity trial in 1968, and their relationship was a close one— though Butler’s defence was not equal to the Crown’s determination. Mottram led the fund-raising efforts for two years after Butler’s conviction in an attempt to meet his legal costs. This work was welcomed by Ginsberg as “one of the few serious textual examinations of what I have written”. Demy octavo[205 x 148] 26 pages printed sepia on heavy wove. A very good copy in illustrated wrappers with artwork derived from a photo of the poet by Graham Keen. $35.00

That ominous roominghouse-stairway interior, when I found it, became the signal that keyed this image search ( for America, was it?). Having discovered that shot, and reflecting then upon the dark inner-sanctum descent it suggested, I went through the original Mydans “Lots” (the image groups — over a thousand images have survived in these scattered sets of “Lots”, preserved in the archive in random fashion, so that the ordering as we now have it represents my own editing selection and sequencing plan); one thing led to another, and…

Les A. Murray [1938 - ] & Geoffrey Lehmann[1940 - ] 247. The Ilex Tree. Canberra: Australian National University, 1965. Printed by Edwards & Shaw (dust jacket designed by Roderick Shaw). Murray’s first collection of verse. This copy with the signature of the poet and ABC Radio poetry producer, John Croytson. Octavo [225 x 145] 72 pages. A very good copy in dust jacket. $250.00

252. In the Shadow of the Capitol. Melbourne, Vic: Pataphysics, 2012. Photographs of the suburbs of Washington by Carl Mydans taken for the U.S. Resettlement Administration in 1935. In this year, Mydans travelled widely documenting the end of a rural-based economy for Farm Security Administration. It was the Great Depression, and the poorest of America’s poor were devastated by the economic downturn. Edited and with an essay by Tom Clark. Thirty-three black and white photographs printed in tritone on uncoated paper. Another design triumph for Yanni Florence. Small quarto [245 x 210] 38 pages in illustrated boards. New, at the published price. $30.00

Les A. Murray 248. The Weatherboard Cathedral. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1969. Murray’s first solo gathering. As noted elsewhere, less than half of the poems from this volume make it into the New Collected Poems. Since The Ilex Tree (1965) Murray had travelled overseas, stayed away and reflected, and this collection shows the distance at work in that reflection. Octavo [220 x 140] 76 pages. A very good copy in like dust jacket. $200.00 [43]

PABLO NERUDA [1904 - 1973]


Cry the dying sun the air Leaps the heart to meet it. From darkness God is born the Word And as the Word I greet it

257. Pie Anthology, edited by Paul Smith, Mal Morgan. Melbourne, Vic: Whole Australian Catalogue Publications, 1974. An edifice to hope and excited inspiration, this volume was a composite of idealism in the time. Includes the work of Eric Beach, Francis Brabazon, Michael Dugan, Jas H. Duke (extract from Destiny Wood as well as visual poems) translations of Hafiz, Gundel [Marie Gunhilde BuerlerIsenberg] Ian Hill, Billy Jones, Mirka Mora (drawings) Mal Morgan, Ian Mudie, Gary Oliver, Philip Motherwell, David Pepperell, Alex Selenitsch and John Tranter. Within the Pie Anthology is Parachute Poems (4) [pages 374 - 433] that features the work of Geoffrey Eggleson, Shelton Lea, Mal Morgan, π.o., Richard Coady (of Timestream fame) John Jenkins, Peter Murphy, Frank Kellaway, Rae Desmond Jones, Simon Macdonald, Oswald Hall, and Poor Tom. Quarto [265 x 210] 629 pages in illustrated wrappers by Dale Hickey and John Adams. A very good copy. $30.00

253. handbill. A flyer for Neruda’s last reading in London, in June 1972 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. He shared the bill with Maria Farantouri, Adrian Mitchell, Dannie Abse and David Vorhaus. a5 [215 x 140] Printed offset one side only. Fine. $35.00 254. Hommage Au Peuple Chilien.[Paris]: Le Nouveau Clarté [Mensuel Union Des Étudiants Communistes DeFrance, 1973]. Folded card in six panels, opening with an editorial declaration of solidarity with the Chilean people in the wake of the murder of Salvador Allende, the death of Pablo Neruda, and the brutal suppression, slaughter and torture of workers and students. “No one shall confuse the youth, the people of France with Messmer and Pompidou”. Follows French translations of “España En El Corazon” and “Oda Solar Al Ejercito Del Pueblo” from Neruda’s Residencia en la Tierra, and selections from his Canto General. The fourth and sixth panels are a statement by fellow poet, communist, and close friend of many decades, Louis Aragon, concluding with a poem of solidarity “Parlez Par Mes Mots, Parlez Par Mon Sang”/”Speak Through My Words, Speak For My Blood”. Folded red card [350 x 240] printed in black. Near fine. Rare. $150.00 NEW POETRY [1970] 255. Pyromaniac: Song & Dance. [Kent Town, SA: Raga, 1970.] Edited by Rob Tillet and featuring the first anthologised work of Peter Hicks, Rob Tillet and Simon Bronsky. This copy inscribed by Tillet (“Wolfgang”) to Martin [Fabyni]. Pocket size [163 x 109] [c. 100] pages perfect bound in photographic card wrappers employing staggered film frame images of each contributor with shudder effect by “Cane”. Rare. $60.00

NEW POETRY [1974 - 1975] a complete set

258. Beyond Poetry. Brooklyn, NSW: Adamson, 1974-1975. Edited by Chris Edwards and Cheryl Adamson, with layout and production by Robert Adamson. All eight issues of this poetry foldout. [No 1.] Robert Duncan’s “Museum”; [No 2.] Poetry by Cheryl Adamson, Mark McGuire, John Millett and Max Williams; [No 3.] Visual poetry by π.o., other work by John Millett, Paul Desney, K.L. Macrae and Larraine Roche; [No 4.] Translations of Paul Eluard and Joyce Mansour by Henri Quin and Sylvia Kantarizis; [No 5] Visual poetry by π.o., other work by Chris Edwards, Sylvia Kantarizis, K.L. Macrae and Larraine Roche; [No 6.] Visual poetry by π.o., other work from Robert Adamson, Leith Morton, Kris Hemensley, and Sylvia Kantarizis; [No 7.] Translations of Osip Mandelstam by David Campbell and Rosemary Dobson worked up from preliminary translations by Robert Dessaix; [No 8.] Poems by Bruce Beaver, David Campbell and John Millett. Each sheet 405 x 255 folded twice to form a six panel leaflet. Each fine. A set is rare. $350.00

NEW POETRY [1970] 256. The Union Recorder. Vol 50, No 23, October 1, 1970. Judge’s Report for the Union Recorder Poetry Competition 1970, with the laurel going to Martin Johnston. “The gaps between the winner’s poems and the second group, and between them and the rest were truly enormous.” The also rans include John Tranter, Rudi Krausmann and John Forbes, each of whom receive quick assessment. Follows a centre spread presenting Johnston’s winning poem, John Forbes’ “Spy”, John Tranter’s “The Raft” and two poems by Kate Jennings. Over the page is Johnston’s “The Sea Cucumber” and “He and She 2000” by Krausmann. Tabloid [305 x 245] 16 pages stapled. Age toned, else a fine copy. $25.00 [44]



259. Foundation and Reality. Footscray, Vic: Foundation, [1975]. Edited by John Braybrook, Phillip Edmonds and Robert Hughes. The third and final number of a projected series of five. The best and most handsome with contributions by π.o., Barry Dickins, Mal Morgan, Rae Desmond Jones, Jennifer Maiden, Eric Beach, Ken Bolton, Michael Dugan, Rosemary Nissen, John Jenkins, Larry Buttrose, Michael Witts, and others. Includes essays in survey of recent Australian poetry as well as original work. Small quarto [270 x 190] 116 pages processed typescript and line art on cartridge paper, stab bound into plain card boards with library cloth to spine. Some early foxing, else a very good copy in dust jacket. $75.00

262. Word Sculptures. No place: no publisher, no date. Paper sculpture/wordwork. Three dimensional poem card with various folds and cuts, to be viewed from four perspectives. Designed by Oudomphone Bounyavong. O’Brien is an Australian poet who lives and works in Vientiane, Laos. Tall and narrow fold [290 x 105] in custom tissue sleeve. Ingenious. $50.00 PETER OLDS [1944 - ] 263. ‘Oh, Baxter is Everywhere’ - Some Dunedin Poems. Dunedin, NZ: Square One Press, c. 2003. one of fifty copies signed and numbered by the poet. Thirteen poems. A book designed by the original Caveman, Trevor Reeves, and using artwork by Olds (“Mental Hospital Arriving Above St. Clair”) for the dust jacket. The rear of this volume has the poet’s footnotes to most of the poems. Octavo [212 x 150] 28 pages stapled into blue card wrappers with illustrated dust jacket fixed at inner folds. $50.00

NEWSLETTER [1992] 260. Newsletter of the Modern Image Makers Association. St. Kilda, Vic: MIMA, June-July [1992]. Video festival news and events, visual poetry, reviews and discussion, with contributions from Barry Lanfranchi, Jane Kent, Berni Janssen, Nick Vardaxis, Pete Spence (layout and other incidentals), Steven Ball, Sylvia Mackie, and Craig E. Tonkin. Includes a discussion of Leonie Knight’s film, “The Father is Nothing”. Nine A3 folds to [18] pages loosely gathered, with the upper given to J. Viera’s concrete poem, “Rapture”. $25.00

PIOTR Olszański [1954 - 1987] 264. 8,92 Metres Long Line With Interfering Brown Line, and 9,744 Square Metres Surface. [Warsaw, Poland: the artist]1974 - 1976. Artist’s books. Olzański, a Polish artist, lived and worked in Australia between 1982 and his death by suicide, at Bondi, in 1987. He is the subject of George Alexander’s book, Sparagmos (EAF, 1989). Octavos, each [210 x 145] and each [32] pages, stapled into printed wrappers. The first volume has a hand written erratum on the rear inside wrapper, correcting the title. It is then signed in full by Olzański and designated copy 3 of 30. Laid into the second volume is a handbill for the artist’s performance at the Adelaide Contemporary Art Society in April, 1983. Also present is a handwritten postcard from Anne Edgar at the Franklin Furnace Archive (Brooklyn) thanking the artist for the loan of these two books. Each fine, necessarily scarce, and a haunting reminder of the artist’s presence here. $150.00

B.P. Nichol [1944 - 1988]

PIOTR Olszański & RUARK LEWIS [1960 - ] 265. Images of the Immaterial: Visual - Piotr Olshanski; Text - Ruark Lewis. Exhibition catalogue produced by the artists for work presented as part of the Australian Perspecta 1985 in the Contemporary Recording and Reading Series at the Art Gallery of NSW. This was the third Perspecta, and was held during October and November that year. Oblong octavo [165 x 207][16] pages of plates and text in pictorial wrappers with printed label affixed. With a handbill for the artist’s installation performances at the AGNSW. $35.00

261. Calendar, by B.P Nichol. [Toronto, Canada: Michael Ondaatje, 1970].Concrete poetry. Small poster poem, issued as Rhinoceros No 3. In 1970 Nichol won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry— his work was also documented in Michael Ondaatje’s film, Sons of Captain Poetry in the same year. Offset on heavy stock [355 x 280]. Fine. $45.00 [45]

BLAS DE OTERO [1916 - 1979]

Robert Owen [1937 - ] & Mike Parr [1945 - ]

signed by robert bly

269. Plain Images. Paddington, NSW: Plain Image, 1981. One of 500 numbered copies, this being No 10. Exhibition catalogue for the joint show held at Ivan Dougherty Gallery (Alexander Mackie College, Sydney) 16 November - 4 December 1981. Includes Parr’s aesthetic statement on paraphrastic influence, and the red cellophane insert “the bare space read as transparent completes the spiral for interaction”. Quarto [210 x 270] [20] pages in colour and black and white, stapled into plain glossy blue card wrappers. $50.00

266. Twenty Poems of Blas de Otero, chosen and translated by Hardie St. Martin. Madison, Minnesota: The Sixties, 1964. This copy signed by the proprietor of the press, the poet, Robert Bly. With a compliments slip from the press laid in. English facing original Spanish. Frontispiece portrait by Zamorano. Octavo [210 x 140] 64 pages. A fine copy in like dust jacket. $85.00

π.ο. [ 1951 - ]


267. π.o. Revisited. Glebe, NSW: Wild & Woolley, 1976. The poet’s first substatial selection, derived from reworkings of Fitzroy Brothel, Street Singe, and πpoems, with a final section of previously unpublished work. Dedicated to Joan and ACR, with photographs by Terry Bennett. This is the almost unknown hardcover issue in blue textured boards stamped in silver. Octavo [220 x 140] 94 pages + adverts. Very fine. $65.00

270. Easy Science. Melbourne, Vic: United Artists Gallery, 1987. Catalogue, room notes, visual keys and arguments for this exhibition held in December that year at the gallery of Anna Weis and Luba Bilu. Quarto [295 x 210] [8] pages comb bound into printed card wrappers. Some creasing. $30.00 271. Phase Zone Three (Into the Light).Melbourne, Vic: Victorian College of the Arts, and Robert Owen, 1988. Notes and commentary on influences, sources and inspiration for the installation/exhibition held from the 1st to 14th March, 1988. Authors and citations included Luke Irigaray, Naomi Cass, Robyn McKenzie, Margaret Plant, James Joyce, and William Irwin Thompson. Superbly produced in a small edition. Crown octavo [185 x 125] [16] pages stapled into patterned card. $30.00

OTIS RUSH [ 1987 - 1996]


268. Otish Rush: New Writing, New Art &​Reviews. No. 1 (Oct. 1987)-No. 12/​13 (Dec. 1996). North Adelaide, SA: South Australian Publishing Ventures and Futures; Michael Zerman and Friends; Experimental Art Foundation, 1987-1996. Edited by Ken Bolton. All published. The creative continuation of Magic Sam. Bolton’s talent as an editor and stylist has always been of the first order, and this publication demonstrates that fact once again. As much for the way they are made as the contents and their arrangement in each number—Otis Rush was one of a kind, and a genuine alternative in the world of Australian literary magazines. Eleven volumes, each roughly demy octavo in illustrated wrappers, and each very good to fine. With related ephemera. $150.00

272. All the Blues that’s Fit t’ Sing: An Elegy for Phil Ochs. Melbourne, Vic: Electric Press, 1976. A long poem addressing Ochs on the effect of the singer’s suicide. Photographic portrait of Phil Ochs by Dave Gahr. Octavo [8] pages stapled into illustrated wrappers. Rare. $60.00 [46]

Benjamin PÉret [1899 - 1959]

harold pinter [1930 - 2008] production file copy

276. Landscape. Ipswich,Suffolk:Emanuel Wax for Pendragon Press, 1968. This copy from the offices of W.S. Cowell, who typeset, designed, printed and bound this limited edition. With the in house “file copy” label on front pastedown, showing various departments ticked off—design, text and binding ... Inserted is an envelope with a plain card signed by pinter. Also laid in is a newspaper cutting of a review of Landscape, as produced at the National Theatre, London. Octavo [215 x 140] 46 pages. Quarter bright pink silk titled in gilt, over beige linen cloth. All fine. $250.00 grahame pitt [1952 - ] 273. More Do’s Than Don’ts. Paris: Kickshaws, 2003. “Imerératif”(from A tâtons, 1946) translated with typographical innovations, and printed by John Crombie on the Kickshaws Golding press. Hand set on Chagall paper in an edition 120 numbered copies. Octavo [160 x 150] [12] pages in six loose folios with two card wrappers. A very fine copy. $60.00

with a tls to bruce dawe

277. Poems 1972 - 1975. Kedron, Qld: North Brisbane College of Advanced Education, 1975. His first solo collection. this copy signed and with a typed letter signed to bruce dawe discussing the manuscript for this book and Dawe’s own Condolences of the Season. Small quarto [255 x 205] [40] pages processed typescript, stapled into printed wrappers. Some insect nibbles to top right corner of upper, else very good. $45.00

Géza Perneczky [1936 - ]

EZRA POUND [1885 - 1972] Henri Gaudier-Brzeska[1891 - 1915]

274. The Poetry of Recursive Fractuls. Köln, DE: Soft Geometry, 1995. A folio of ten signed prints revealing composition, code, description and graphic result for fractal art. Each sheet signed in pencil by the artist. Painter, performer, mail artist, author of objects, assemblies and artist’s books, Perneczky has been a stayer across the forms, both as practitioner and commentator*. Ten A4 sheets rendered with a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 4V in rubber stamped folded card sleeve. Fine. $45.00

278. Gaudier-Brzeska: A Memoir Including the Published Writings of the Sculptor, and a Selection from His Letters. London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, [1916]. gallup A10a. With thirty-eight illustrations, consisting of photographs of his sculpture, four portraits by Walter Benington, with numerous reproductions of drawings. Quarto[261 x 197] x +168 pages + xxxviii numbered plates, in jade green cloth lettered in gilt and boards deeply embossed in blind, reproducing a stone charm by Gaudier-Brzeska. A far better copy than usual, with many pages unopened. $850.00

275. The Generated Mandala. Köln, DE: Soft Geometry, 1995. A folio of seventeen recursive fractals and fractal like generated computer graphics, each sheet with code, description and graphic, and each signed in pencil by the artists. A4 sheets rendered with a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 4V in rubber stamped folded card sleeve. Fine. $45.00 *Perneczky is the author and editor of The Magazine Network: The Trends of Alternative Art in the Light of Their Periodicals 1968-1988 (1993), and Assembling Magazines 1969-2000 (2007).


EZRA POUND - Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

david rattray [1936 - 1993] only ten copies ?

279. Henri Gaudier & Ezra Pound: A Friendship – An Essay, by Richard Cork. London: Anthony d’Offay, 1982. Widely regarded as Gaudier [-Brzeska’s] greatest work (and the largest) the marble Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound, carved in 1914, was exhibited at Anthony d’Offay’s London gallery during October and November of 1982. This tiny book provides a splendid survey of both context and documentation for the friendship and the evolution of the sculpture. With eight illustrations from photographs, including an “unpublished vortograph” of Pound by Alvin Langdon Coburn. Suitably designed and printed at the Curwen Press - employing good antique laid paper, and a different and very effective stock for the reproductions. Octavo [190 x 135] [24] pages + 8 plates stapled into printed blue wrappers. A fine copy $35.00

282. A Red-Framed Print of the Summer Palace. New York: Vincent Fitzgerald & Co, 1983. Poems by David Rattray with drawings by Peter Thomson. The colophon states that the edition is limited to 150 copies but this one is marked 3/10 and signed by both Rattray and Thomson. Set in Palatino and printed on Hosho paper at Wild Carrot Letterpress, with title page calligraphy by Jerry Kelly. Thomson’s drawings are printed on Moriki paper by Meriden Gravure Company. Bound in red linen by Gerard Charrière and Carol Joyce. $150.00 Note: Rattray was fluent in Greek, Latin, French and German, among other languages, and is best known for his translations of work by Antonin Artaud, René Crevel and Roger Gilbert-Lecomte. His book of collected stories and essays, How I Became One of the Invisible (Semiotexte, 1992), which is largely autobiographical, spanned both the scholarly classics and the contemporary avant-garde.

T.F. powys [1875-1953]

ADRIAN RAWLINS [1939 - 2001] 283. Lament for the Makers. Surrey Hills, Vic: Soup Publications, 1998. Apparently the “third edition” dated in September that year, and a reprint of the sixth in a series by the publisher. With art and design by Steve Danzig and “Spook” (Gary James). Octavo [ 210 x 147] 10 pages laser printed and stapled into printed wrappers. $20.00 signed by powys

280. Uncle Dottery: A Christmas Story. Bristol, UK: Douglas Cleverdon, 1930. With two vignettes engraved by Eric Gill. One of 350 copies signed by Powys. Printed on handmade Charles 1st paper by Henry Hill and bound into green patterned paper covered boards with smooth black buckram spine lettered in gilt. A very good copy of an exquisite production with the publisher’s flyer, “Second Thoughts” laid in. $135.00 f.t. prince [1912 - 2003] from duggan to forbes

281. Memoirs in Oxford. London: Fulcrum Press, 1970. this copy with the ownership signature of both laurie duggan and john forbes. In the archaeology of secondhand poetry books in Australia this is a familiar but nonetheless significant alignment. They borrowed and lent, but more often it was Forbes who passed the text along in the cash flow system—but hardly ever before vigorous workshops of assessment for usefulness or bearing. Octavo [48] pages in illustrated laminated card wrappers. A very nice copy with a special association. $35.00

284. Mr. Fogg’s Music Hall Proudly Presents, Adrian, the Cabaret. [Bellevue Hill/Paddington, NSW: Roger Foley, 2002.] Poster/very large handbill by Martin Sharp, announcing a variety evening in memory of Rawlins. Artists and performers at the event include, Edwina Blush, Jeannie Lewis and Steve Blau, Austen Tayshus, Ellis D. Fogg, Jim Anderson (of Oz fame), Kavisha Mazzella, Nicolas Lyon, and Alistair Jones. Sheet [295 x 210] on heavy stock. Fine. $35.00 [48]

[Pauline Réage - ANNE CéCILE DESCLOS] [1907 - 1998]

LESLIE REES [1905 - 2000]

285. Songes, poèms par Dominique Aury. Mazamet: Babel Editeur - Èditions Perpétuelles, 1991. Six poems. Gaspard Olgiati’s printing of Desclos’ verse that first appeared in La Nouvelle Revue Française in 1960. As Aury she was a senior executive at NRF for forty-five years. Most of Desclos’ writing was pseudonymous, either as Aury, or most notably, as Pauline Réage. Keepsake [145 x 110] [12] pages tied with silk cord, and a matching lined envelope. A mint copy. $40.00

288. Hold Fast To Dreams. Sydney, NSW: Alternative Publishing Co-operative, 1982. “Fifty years in theatre, radio, television and books.” This copy with a lengthy and affectionate inscription to the playwright, Betty Roland —who among her many claims to fame in Australian life and letters, deserves credit for writing the script to Australian cinema’s first talkie. Octavo [220 x 145] 272 pages. A fine copy in like dust jacket. $50.00

for betty roland

SWEENEY REED [1945 - 1979] 286. The Savage Urge. [Melbourne, Vic: 1962.] The poet’s first collection, at the age of seventeen. Twelve poems: “Women”, “Loneliness”, “Le Panier”, “The Littlest Angel”, “The Little Yellow Bird”, “Hilltop”, “For Mirka”, “Little Women”, “The Gates of Hell”, “Bad Boy”, “The Telling of the Yellow Moon”, and, “I Know They’re Wrong”. With drawings by Mirka Mora. Set up and printed by the National Press 34 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Crown octavo [215 x 135] 16 pages stapled into folded card. Sporadic foxing, else very good. Rare. $85.00

JOHN RILEY [1937 - 1978] 289. A Legend of St. Anthony. Lincoln, UK: Grosseteste, 1967. A collaboration with Tim Longville. Oblong octavo [145 x 225] [14] pages in printed wrappers. A fine copy. Scarce. $50.00 290. Prose Pieces. Pensnett, UK: Grosseteste Review Books, 1974. One of 300 copies printed on Glastonbury Laid by Keyworth & Fry. Octavo [44] pages in card wrappers with illustustrated dust jacket. $35.00


NIGEL ROBERTS [1941 - ] signed cloth issue

291. In Casablanca for the Waters. Glebe, NSW: Wild & Woolley, 1977. The poet’s first collection. signed. With photos by Rick Harris and Angela Korvisianos. Introduction by Robert Duncan. Hardcover issue in blue textured boards lettered in silver. Octavo [220 x 145] 94 pages + adverts. A very fine copy. $75.00 287. Sightings: Poems by Sweeney Reed; Collages by Alun Leach Jones. North Ryde, NSW: Macquarie University, 1977. This project was a collaboration between friends at the suggestion of Macquarie University architect Wally Abraham. The artist and the poet had been collaborators since the 1960s when they created poster poems together. Leach-Jones was artist in residence at the time, and Abraham was keen to promote the program and felt that a publication should be part of the result. To this end he had the university press produce 200 booklets as a memento to accompany the resulting exhibition. Quarto [202 x 198] [14] pages, (5 full-page illustrations by Leach-Jones) stapled into pink wrappers. Wrappers with discolouration and flecking; internally very good. This copy with a card bearing the handwritten compliments of the artist. $120.00

rolAND ROBINSON [1912 - 1992]

to trafford whitlock

292. Language of the Sand. Sydney, NSW: Lyrebird Writers, 1949. The poet’s second collection, this copy inscribed affectionately to his balletomane pal, Trafford Whitelock. Printed by Edwards & Shaw. Octavo [220 x 140] 18 pages. Some offsetting and fading, but still a good clean copy in card wrappers and dust jacket. $40.00

Note: Alun Leach-Jones has since presented as a gift to the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Sweeney’s letters and poems over the years of their friendship.


Mary W. L. Roper [1851 - 1929]

ED SANDERS [1939 - ] uncorrected proofs

293. Agnes Goldthwaite & Other Poems. Sydney, NSW: Gibbs, Shallard & Co., 1883. Octavo [170 x 130] 72 pages in green cloth stamped in gilt and blind. With the binder’s label on front free endpaper. $40.00

Ed Sanders’s mock-heroic (and heroic) odyssey follows poet, filmmaker, and activist Sam Thomas, editor of Dope, Fucking & Social Change, and a variegated cast of castoffs, dropouts, peaceniks, freakniks, and mendicant filthniks, from Kansas through the beatnik and hippie countercultures of New York City’s Lower East Side and Greenwich Village. From the Freedom Rides and confrontations with the Alabama Klan to the ‘hate-dappled’ Summer of Love, Tales of Beatnik Glory is the epic of America in the sixties, in a language of droll invention and stoned mythopoesis, from a man who once dared to exorcise the Pentagon.

KEITH RUSSELL [1948 - ] 294. The Tree of Flowers. Cooks Hill, NSW: Moon Ark Books, [1978]. one of 100 numbered copies. Poetry, typeset, designed, illustrated and printed by the author. “This book is offered to the world with much sadness in the authors heart. It forms one eighth part of ‘The Australian Idiot’, the other seven books remain in silence....” 101 pieces with intricate borderwork and decoration. Quarto [290 x 205] [44] pages in illustrated cloth backed boards. $35.00

298. Tales of Beatnik Glory. New York: Stonehill, 1975. Advance uncorrected proofs. An account of some authority. Octavo [230 x 150] 274 pages in publisher’s in-house printed wrappers. A fine copy. $65.00

295. Birds Around the Sun. Cooks Hill, NSW: Moon Ark Books, [1979]. With abstract colour pattern prints by Wendy Bunyan [Keith Russell]. Cornelis Vleeskens’ copy with his pawprint stamp. Octavo [195 x 165] [44] pages, stapled into illustrated wrappers. A little darkening and wear to fore edge, else a good copy. $25.00

jurate sasnaitis [1958 - ]

Françoise Sagan [1935 - 2004] inscribed by the author

296. Aimez-vouz Brahms. Paris: René Julliard, 1959. this copy inscribed by sagan to an australian poet of note. Filmed as Goodbye Again in 1961 and starring Ingrid Bergman and Anthony Perkins. First trade edition in printed wrappers with publisher’s wraparound band. Crown octavo [187 x 120]188 pages. A fine copy. $150.00

one of twenty-six copies only

299. Gravelly Views. Melbourne, Vic: Ratas Editions, 2010. One of 26 signed and numbered copies. Six poems reinventing the confessional mode and with distinctive force. Inkjet images facing each text. A doozie. Pocket size [160 x 110] [16] pages within handmade endpapers, sewn into stamp printed wrappers. $35.00

SALVIO’S [1880 - ] 297. Salvio’s: A Photographic Folio by Oliver Strewe. Sydney: Wave Productions, 2010. Enrico Salvio arrived in Australia in 1881 having trained in his native Isla di Capri as a shoemaker, and a specialist in footwear for dance. The enterprise he established within weeks of his arrival in Melbourne continues to this day as a family business. This folio captures in image and commentary the methods and equipment employed within the traditional techniques of its founder. An edition of five deluxe folios of photographic prints by Oliver Strewe. Printed by Richard Crampton at the College of Fine Arts on 285 gsm Hahnemühle Fine Art Pearl with title, introduction and notes on 250 gsm Stonehenge cotton. Fifteen prints 297 × 420 plus commentary, background and captions on other pages. In a custom folding case by Newbold & Collins. $3250.00

jurate sasnaitis ALEX R. CHAPMAN [1959 - ] 300. Consruct a World. Melbourne, Vic: Ratas Editions, [2104]. Graphics and collaborative poetry. Octavo [210 x 150] 14 pages sewn into illustrated wrappers. Fine. $15.00 Christopher Sawyer-Lauçanno [1951 - ] 301. A World’s Words: A Semiotic Reading of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and Rabelais’ Gargantua et Pantagruel. Paris & London: Karl Orend’s Alyscamps Press, 1993. Colour frontispiece portrait of Joyce. Demy octavo [240 x 165] 42 pages in blue card wrappers with printed label. A fine copy. $35.00 [50]


THOMAS W. SHAPCOTT [1935 - ] his first collection presented to john manifold

304. Time On Fire. Brisbane, Qld: Jacaranda Press, 1961. This copy inscribed for John Manifold and signed by the poet. An important association. Grace Leven Poetry Prize, 1961. A very good copy in the Richard Ressom dust jacket. $120.00 KARL SHAPIRO [1913 - 2000]

302. Memory Cards: Dogen Series. Newtown, NSW: Vagabond Press, 2014.” I started writing memory cards in the late 1990s, and have done so in fits and starts since. Originally, the prose poems were extracted from a manuscript that didn’t work. Then, once the operating premise (writing poems incorporating memory that fit an index card or time card) was discovered, I wrote new ones. The first set was Memory Cards & Adoption Papers from Potes & Poets Press, 2001. I have always been obsessed with memory— my own, others’, and public history—so these cards provide a kinetic container for memory work of various kinds. They complement my other work, which concerns forgetting (Alzheimer’s/dementia). Issued in the deciBels Series edited by Pam Brown. Typography and design by Chris Edwards.Small square octavo [135 x 135] 36 pages in illustrated wrappers. New, at the published price. $15.00

bonamy quorn ...the poet and Bonamy had fallen in love, in a Little Magazine kind of way, in an avant-garde kind of way, via the upper reaches of the Word, provincial they were both aware, but highly satisfactory under the circumstances, ablaze and no holds barred.

305. The Place of Love. Melbourne, Vic: A Comment Publications, 1942. “This book is the bastard of pure passion and absolute attraction, wearing our blood forever.” Cecily Crozier published this work at the time of her affair with Shapiro while he was stationed with the US army in Australia. Only a few of the poems from this book have ever been published in the United States. The connecting passages are extracts from their love letters. Demy octavo [230 x 145] 78 pages in printed wrappers. A very good copy. $250.00

Kurt Schwitters [1887 - 1948]

MARTIN SHARP [1942 - 2013] The art book is a cliché among books: large, scholarly, full of images and with high production values, it is a common sign of culture and education. For Martin Sharp, satirist and journeyman through popular culture, it is a ready target.....At the heart of this book is the fact that all artists learn from other artists’ works; and that for any practising artist, their influential precursors may well be a contradictory and strange group when brought together. alex selenitsch Australian Artists Books

303. Between Us Colleagues. Paris: Kickshaws Press, 2003. English version and typography by John Crombie. A typographic treatment of a solipstic stichomythicduologue adapted from Schwitters’ Unter uns Kollegen (1927). from an edition of 85 numbered copies only, set in Chambord and printed in black with the title in purple on Countryside Mistral. Done on the Kickshaws Golding treadle press. Square octavo [175 x 165] [16] pages sewn into titled wrappers then loosely inserted within a printed inner wrapper held within a folder of printed card. Very fine. $125.00

306. Art Book. London: Matthews Miller Dunbar, 1972. Dedicated to Justin O’Brien. Wit and surreal juxtaposition in a collage/marriage of some familiar canvasses. Matthews Miller Dunbar were perfect for this project in the early days of their London venture—the cool specialists, publishing Allen Jones, Mel Ramos, Andy Warhol/DavidBailey, Barry Kay, Udo Kultermann...and Martin Sharp. Small landscape octavo[133 x 160][36] pages for 35 images. A very good copy in illustrated paper covered boards. Scarce $175.00 [51]

SHAN SHUI (山水) [1946]

EDITH SITWELL [1887 - 1964]

306 b. Shan Shui: Translations of Chinese Landscape Poems, by Richard Ormsby Martin (Bo Yün-tien). Melbourne, Vic: The Meanjin Press, 1946. Renders, Fu HsÜan, Tao Chien, Meng Hao-Jan, Weng GÜan, Wei Yin-Wu, Liu Deh-Jen, Prince LiYÜ, Wen Ting-YÜn, Su Shï (Su Dung-Po), Hsin Chi-Gi, Wu Ming and some anonymous and attributed. this copy inscribed by the translator.Octavo [215 x 140] [16] pages in printed wrappers. $35.00

308. The Outcasts. London: Macmillan, 1962. Poems. Uncorrected proof. Octavo [215 x 140 ] [30] pages in orange house-style wrappers. $35.00 SITWELL, EDITH, OSBERT & SACHEVERELL [1887 - 1988]

Situationist International [1958-1969]

sent by order of sir osbert sitwell

309. A Bibliography of Edith, Osbert & Sacheverell Sitwell, by Richard Fifoot. London: Rupert Hart-Davis, 1971. Second edition, revised. This copy sent by order of Sir Osbert Sitwell, and with a handwritten card from Heywood Hill to that effect. Octavo [220 x 145] 432 pages in scarlet cloth. A fine copy in like dust jacket. $60.00

307. Internationale Situationniste, Nos 1, 3 - 9, 11, 12. Paris: Situationist International, 1958-1969. Directed by Guy Debord, edited by Guy Debord, Raoul Vaneigem, Asger Jorn, Constant, Maurice Wyckaert, Jorgen Nash et al. An almost complete set of the Situationist International’s famous journal (missing only two issues: #2 - December 1958, and #10 - March 1966). The iconic metallic covers are featured on all but IS#1 - which the previous owner states was torn off by Debord himself (apocryphal or not - a good story...). The journal itself needs little introduction, featuring as it does the development of the Situationist critique of modern life and society from the year following the SI’s constitution (IS #1 - June 1958) up to the just after the watershed events of May 1968 (covered in detail in IS #12 - September 1969). While Guy Debord is listed on each issue as “directeur” the editorial committee changed from issue to issue, reflecting the continually changing composition of the group. A 13th issue was planned but never appeared, as a consequence of the internal problems that led to the official dissolution of the group in 1972. Texts by Guy Debord, Mohamed Dahou, Giuseppe Pinot - Gallizio, Maurice Wyckaert, Constant, Asger Jorn, Helmut Sturm, Attila Kotanyi, Jørgen Nash, Uwe Lausen , Raoul Vaneigem, Michèle Bernstein, Jeppesen Victor Martin, Jan Stijbosch, Alexander Trocchi, Theo Frey, Mustapha Khayati, Donald Nicholson -Smith, René Riesel, René Viénet and others. Copious illustrations throughout. Octavos [235 x 160] No 1, 30 pages; No 3, 40 pages; No 4, 38 pages; No 5, 52 pages; No 6, 42 pages; No 7, 56 pages; No 8, 68 pages; No 9, 48 pages; No 11, 70 pages; No 12, 116 + [4] pages. Nos 2 and 10 not present; No 7 is cockled with some water damage and the wrappers are somewhat scratched and rumpled; No 12, has a bruise and chip to top left of upper wrapper. $1750.00

SLUG No 2 [c.1978/9] By nature furtive and clandestine, this is surely the most elusive of periodicals. Slug reveals a local response and qualified absorption of the new French philosophies (Punk Rhizomatics). It can as much be read as a spoof out of the editorial pool of Your Friendly Fascist, as it can a neo dadaist concoction of the Bolton/Oliver kind. “Slug is low/no budget, non copyright, anonymous...”

310. Slug. No 2. No place: no publisher [Terry Blake ?, 1979.] An incendery issue fizzing with brio after the first number. Great silkscreened wrappers and stenciled copy as was the day. A dos-à-dos assembly of spoof and ridicule bringing parody and cynicism to a contemporary height. “To call Slug a discourse echoes the ancient discourse of something said that perishes...The academic journals print articles that would sink without a trace if they wern’t relevant to some course or thesis, even if only to refute. Slug removes this last constraint—the ultimate in willed obsolescence.” Follows paraphrase and interpretation of Lyotard, “Pausing with Intent to Loiter - Continued from Slug No. 1”, [then various short fictions on inner city lifestyle and theory]. “A letter to Slug”, a “Manifesto:”(various acrostics and concrete compositions reproduced from handwitten originals) then a spoof Julia Kristeva interview (allegedly transcribed and interpreted from Espresso on 10 April 1977) then Graham Alter’s “The Case of the Burnt-Out Bo-Tree” being a treatment of Samuel R. Deleuze & Roger Guattari’s “A Synthetic Disjunction” Quarto [300 x 220] [44] pages stenciled typescript and line drawing, in silkscreened wrappers. Rare. $120.00 [52]


SOUND [1951 - 1952] 312. Journal of the Sound Recording Institute of Australia. Melbourne, Vic: 1952. A fascinating publication that gives a sense of emerging technology and aesthetic concern, with essays on recording standards for classical music, acoustics, film and sound (with a sample of sprocket fed magnetic tape fixed to page) technical standards for broadcast as applied to shellac [78 rpm]longplaying [LP] and magnetic tape (and the ongoing debate as to whether ferrous tape would overtake disc in the quest for audio fidelity) and chemistry in television. Stencilled typescript and diagrams: foolscap quarto [275 x 215] 22 pages stapled into printed heavy red card wrappers. With a summary on five foolscap pages of the Institute’s seventeen discussion nights for 1951 also laid in. Wrapper worn and chipped. $50.00 PETE SPENCE [1946 - ] 313. Sonnets. Kyneton, Vic/Itzehoe, Germany: New South Press/ Footura Black, 2009-2010. one of 50 handmade copies. A collaboration with his old friend, the German artist, KarlFriedrich Hacker who printed this letterpress. Rich in allusion and verbal dexterity, graceful and clever, but never taking himself too seriously—an absolute delight. With a closing note of endorsement from Dan Penschuck. Wonderful design. Square octavo [145 x 145] 20 pages sewn into printed boards. Surely one of the best made books from the margins of Australian poetry. $85.00


DOUGLAS STEWART [1913 - 1985] 314. The White Cry. London: J.M. Dent, 1939. this copy presented to ronald mccuaig and dated 26 February 1939. Octavo [185 x 140] 64 pages in brick red cloth titled in gilt and black at spine. $60.00 315. Sonnets to the Unkown Soldier. Sydney, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1941. this copy inbscibed to ronald mccuaig. Norman Lindsey frontispiece. Two tone paper covered boards, with title stamped in gilt on upper. Text block darkened as usual, and few minor chips to spine. $50.00

311. Slug Fuckers Songbook. No place: Slug Press, 1979. Post punk mahem. “Red Cordial Caucus Collective presents....A Limax Limited Production.” Contains “Conceptual Opacity – An Aberrant Music ? The Slug Fuckers’ Test Of Musical (Dis) Taste”, then the words to twenty songs, followed by an appendix: “Anarchy Was Yesterday”. Foolscap [340 x 210] 6 sheets duplicated typescript each side, with hand lettering on the stencil. Stapled at the top narrow edge. A few creases and one closed tear. The second copy I have tracked down in more that twenty years of looking. Fragile and rare. $85.00

316. A Girl With Red Hair. Sydney, NSW: Angus & Robertson, 1944. Short stories, his first collection of prose. this copy inscribed to beryl mccuaig. Crown octavo [185 x 135] 158 pages in smooth red cloth, lettered in black. A very good copy. $50.00 Karlheinz Stockhausen [1928 - 2007]


317. Towards a Cosmic Music: Texts by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Longmead, Dorset, UK: Element Books, 1989. Conversations and interview selected and translated by Tim Nevill. Appendices, sources, selected discography, and selected bibliography. A six page interview between Stockhausen and Australian, Andrew Ford, is laid in. Octavo [214 x 140] 146 pages in illustrated wrappers. A fine copy. $45.00

Leigh Stokes [1953 – ]

David Strachan & Alister Kershaw

318. Twenty Performance Poems & How to Use Them. East Wollongong, NSW: Rathole Press, 1981. The poet’s first collection. Cover artwork and printing by Ken Bolton and Sal Brereton and executed at their Coalcliff studio. Cornelis Vleeskens’copy, with his small pawprint library mark. Oblong quarto [295 x 207] 58 pages duplicated typescript in vivid silkscreened wrappers. $75.00

KEN TAYLOR [1930 - 2014]

David Strachan (1919 – 1970) & Alister Kershaw (1921 – 1995)

320. At Valentines: Poems 1966-1969 Armadale, Vic: Contempa Publications, 1975. one of seventy-five copies signed and numbered by the poet. In every respect, a stand-out book from the period and one for which he will be remembered.Designed by Robert Kenny. Octavo [215 x 145] 104 pages. A very good copy in printed wrappers. $50.00 CHARLES TOMLINSON [1927 -]

319. Accent & Hazard. Paris: Stramur-Presse, 1951. one of 50 copies offered for sale from an edition of 65 copies only. Alister Kershaw’s verse reproduced in facsimile accompanied with twenty-two etchings and coloured aquatints by Strachan printed by Jacques Murray in his workshop in the Île-de-France. Strachan settled in Paris in 1948. His paintings, included by Peter Bellew in an exhibition at the MuséeNational d’Art Moderne, had been well-received by French critics two years earlier. In 1950 he began tentative experiments in etching which led to the formation of the Stramur-Presse, a business venture which published etchings and lithographs of leading French and English artists. This presentwork is regarded as his greatest achievement in this enterprise.With eight double page etchings, fourteen etched vignettesand title page. Signed on colophon page lower centre in pencil, “Alister Kershaw / David Strachan / J Murray.” Etched half title and title page on two folded sheets, theneight gatherings of three folds each with two titles, two vignettes, the holograph poem, and central full sheetcoloured etching: “The Dead Man”, “The Poet”, “TheLover”, “The Blind Man”, “The Idiot”, “The Criminal”,and “The Drunkard”. The eighth though untitled is known as “The Muse”* and has an etching on a tri-folded sheet [508 x 273] followed by the colophon sheet. All within a large printed sheet as a wrapper [590 x 425] folded to [425 x 295]. In Japon slipcase. [300 x 200 x 27] as issued. A truly beautiful Australian livre d’artiste. $4500.00

321. To Be Engraved on the Skull of a Cormorant & Other Poems. London: The Unaccompanied Serpent, 1968. Sixteen poems. The Serpent Papers Number 1. From an edition of 101 signed copies printed on Ingres Cover Fabriano laid paper by Gabare of Winchester. Title page and other art designed and cut by Hellmuth Weissenborn. Bound by Adrian Pasotti. Seven folded sheets in portfolio. Six sheets [65 x 33] folded twice to three panels printed recos only + one sheet [44 x 33] folded once to four panels printed recto and verso. A little dusty, and few slight creases, yet a very good copy of a rare item. $125.00

*See Klepac, David Strachan (pages 112-125).




for cheryl adamson

322. Benediction: Poems 1975 - 1978. Perth, WA: Creative Research, 1979. His second collection (after Memory’s Apprentice, 1977) with illustrations by Maria Trainor. this copy boldly inscribed to “Dear Cheryl [Adamson] Here is the promised opus. All the best to you and New Poetry, may you ever fructify. Leon 3.11.1979” $40.00 A casual glance at Karl Kempton’s typoglifs reveals several important characteristics. They are carefully designed and impeccably rendered. They suggest virtuoso command of a typewriter. They tend to be elegant, graceful, and symmetrical. Nonetheless, they sometimes produce kinetic effects such as figure/ground reversal or changes in perspective or other suggestions of depth that give them a lively, vibrant quality. They are sometimes based in visual pun, paradox, and example. Some are humorous or satirical. Some use words; many do not. Many could be understood by people who don’t read English, or could be understood by them with the gloss of a word or two. Many suggest archetypes, but, at the same time, most call forth all sorts of associations from the viewer’s subconscious that are highly individualized. karl young

Parker Tyler [1904-1974] Charles Henri Ford [1913- 2002] the birth of a genre Modernist and uncensorious, impressionistic and joyous,The Young & Evil can lay reasonable claim to be the first “out” gay work of mainstream literature, and the beginning of the Gay Lit genre. neil pearson

324. 4 + 3, by Karl Kempton. Elwood, Vic: Post-Neo, [1987?]. An Australian selection produced by Pete Spence, anticipating the transition phase from typewriter to ascii forms in pattern work by this most accomplished pratitioner. Quarto [280 x 210] [36] pages. From a small edition, and scarce. A fine copy with Melbourne exhibition ephemera lain in. $50.00 [Link] Visual Poetry: A Brief History of Ancestral Roots and Modern Traditions by Karl Kempton

ABDULLAH al-Udhari [1941 -] 325. Fireflies in the Dark: Classical Arab Poetry. London: Menard Press, 1974. Translations by the now prominent London based Yemeni poet and scholar. this copy inscribed by the translator. Oblong octavo [210 x 150] [16] pages stapled into printed wrappers. A fine copy.

one of 50 copies only on pure linen lafuma signed by the authors

A Mirror for Autumn: Modern Arabic Poetry. London: Menard Press, 1974. A selection of translations from Adunis, Shauqi Abu Shaqra, Samnih al-Qasim, Mu'in Bsesu, Unsi al-Haj, Muhammad al-Maghut, Abdul Wahab al-Bayati, Buland al-Haidari, Nizar Qabbani, and Rashid Husain. this copy inscribed by the poet. Oblong octavo [210 x 150] [22]pages stapled into printed wrappers. A fine copy.

323. The Young & Evil, by Charles [Henri] Ford and Parker Tyler. Paris: Obelisk Press, 1933. Though obviously anachronistic, there is a popular belief that Gertrude Stein said of this work that it was “the novel that beat the Beat Generation by a generation”. What we do know she said was “The Young and Evil creates this generation as This Side of Paradise by Fitzgerald created his generation”. one of 50 copies only on pure linen lafuma, each signed by the authors. Octavo [190 x 150] 215 pages, top edge gilt. A superb copy in contemporary half blue morocco over blue cloth, with five raised bands, gilt rules and dentelles, and title in gilt. pearson A-26 a. sold

Voice Without Passport. London: Menard Press, 1974. A selection of his own poetry.this copy inscribed by the poet. Oblong octavo [24] pages, stapled into printed wrappers. A fine copy.


The three $75.00


vietnam war [1971 -]

326. The Complete Pocketbook of Swoon. Newtown, NSW: Vagabond Press, [2014]. Issued in the deciBels Series edited by Pam Brown. “A convenient portable companion for the use and amusement of today’s Youth. Considering the relationship between individual desire and public convenience, it offers a small compass on the cultural navigation of feelings. Learn about the fabrication of attraction, the lesser or secret theatres of life inside life, and how to read Love variously and proportionately. Kept handy, this volume provides a ready source of occasional pleasure and instruction.” Typography and design by Chris Edwards. Small square octavo [137 x 137] 48 pages. Very fine in printed wrappers. New. At the published price. $15.00

a ure smith paperback original

329. We Took Their Orders and are Dead, edited by Shirley Cass, Ros Cheney, David Malouf and Michael Wilding. Sydney, NSW: Ure Smith, 1971. First edition. Includes, Robert Adamson, Bruce Beaver, David Campbell, Shirley Cass, Alexander Craig, Bruce Dawe, Rosemary Dobson, Len Fox, Robert Gray, J.S. Harry. Dorothy Hewett, A.D. Hope, Evan Jones, Kris Hemensley, David Malouf, John Manifold, Frank Moorhouse, Peter Porter, Tom Shapcott, Nigel Roberts, Vivian Smith, Randolph Stow, Christina Stead, Vicki Viidikas, Patrick White and Judith Wright, among others. Crown octavo [195 x 130] 256 pages. A fine copy in original printed wrappers. Rare, intact and in fact, untouched. $85.00

VICKI VIIDIKAS [1948 - 1998] signed

327. Condition Red. St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 1973. this copy signed by the poet. One small scuff on upper, else an intact, and only slightly darkend copy of her first collection. $65.00


author in distress

328. Wrappings. Sydney: Wild & Woolley, 1974. Dick Hall’s copy with his signature. Laid in is a letter from Deidre Hill on Australian Society of Authors letterhead, dated 11th April, 1975. The letter brings Hall up to date on the balance of a trust account set up for Viidikas by the Society, and conveys thanks to Hall for his contribution. Deidre Hall quotes two paragraphs from a recent letter in which Viidikas recounts her slow recovery [she is ill in India] and her plans to return to Australia once her health permits. Cloth issue. Very good in like dust jacket. $50.00

330. Exp 1. Natal, Brazil:1998. Edited and designed by Avelino De Araujo. An international publication featuring the work of Australians, Anthony Figallo, Pete Spence and Richard Tipping. Octavo [210 x 150] [34] pages in fold-over printed wrappers utilising Tipping’s “Hear the Earth”. A fine copy. $40.00 [56]

Visual Poetics [1999]

Bertha “BUBBLES” Walker [1912–1975] presented to guido baracci

331. Boats On The Fountain: Vessels to be Floated in Public Spaces. [Geelong, Vic]:Open Hand Press, 1999. “This is an interactive bookwork of folding vessels that have been designed to be floated in public places, such as lakes and fountains. These have been inspired by Shelley’s obsession to make paper boats each time he chanced upon a body of water…” Boatmakers are: Mark Cuthbertson, David Dellafiora, Lisa La Fornara, Hilary Green, Adam Harding, Mardi Janetzki, and Pete Spence. Seven A4 sheets with both sides printed with visual poetry, and each folded in a uniform fashion into a paper boat. Loose in printed wrapper with explanatory cover sheet. Printed by Pete Spence and David Delafiora. All fine. $45.00

334. Solidarity Forever. Melbourne, Vic: The National Press, 1972.“A part story of the life and times of Percy Laidler— the first quarter of a century” which has much to do with the recipient of this copy. Baracci, with Laidler was a co-founder of the Communist party of Australia, and together they edited Proletarian Review. Walker’s work provides a detailed character sketch and many references to Baracci’s life and work. this copy inscribed “to guido remembering those days you worked with perc in great enthusiasm for the cause. bubbles” A very good copy in lightly used dust jacket. A great association. $65.00

Visual Poetics [2001]

kath walker - oodgeroo noonuccal [1920 - 1993]

332. The Visualised Page: A Codex Of Visual Poetry, Rebuses & Interactive Script. [Geelong, Vic]: Field Study Production [2001]. one of 70 copies only. “The Visualised Page offered the opportunity for Boundless Books students to contribute to the visual poetry debate. Developed as an assembling project, participants in the visual poetry community were invited to ‘visualise’ a page. The resulting pages,alongside the student contributions, have gone to form this book which transcends nationality and meaning through the international language of poetry.” david dellafiora, from his introduction. Other than the students, established artists include, ACR, Denis Mizzi, Pete Spence, Cornelis Vleeskens, and David Dellafiora. The international cast is impressive: Clemente Padin, Keiichi Nakamura, Pascal Lenoir, and Guido Vermueulen. Octavo [210 x 150] [32] sheets, comb bound on various papers, often with stamps, stickers, onlays or original markings, and most signed and numbered. A fine copy. $85.00

presentation copy

335. We Are Going. New York, NY: Citadel Press, 1965. First US edition of the poet’s first collection. An inscribed presentation copy, with a brown paper bag on which the poet has written the details of her other publications. Issued in the US after extraordinary Australian sales and reprints, and in the domestic context, at a time of rising consciousness of race and civil rights (Australian Aboriginals won the right to vote in 1965, and citizenship, two years later). Walker assumed her tribal name, Oodgeroo Noonuccal in 1988 as a protest against continuing Aboriginal disadvantage during the Bicentennial Celebration of White Australia. Octavo [200 x 135] 43 pages in illustrated wrappers designed by the doyenne of US cover artists, Muriel Nasser and the poet’s explanatory notes on the poems at the inside rear. $120.00 WEST AUSTRALIAN POETRY 336. A West Australian Chapbook/ Beloit Poetry Journal. NJ, USA: Vol 25 No 3, Spring 1975. This issue a chapbook anthology of West Australian poetry introduced by Brian Dibble. Includes the work of Lee Knowles, William Hart-Smith, Andrew Burke, Hal Colbatch, Glen Phillips, and Phil Collier. With a signed note from Dibble to Bruce [Bennett] on Beloit Poetry Journal letterhead, dated 13 May 1975. Octavo [210 x 140] 36 pages in illustrated card wrappers. Fine. $25.00

CORNELIS VLEESKENS [1948 - 2012] ...verkrijgbaar in het engels zowel als het nederlands

Patrick White [1912 - 1990] 337. Riders in the Chariot. London: Eyre & Spottiswode, 1961. this copy signed by the author. Classic title page typography, and the printing undertaken by the Shenvall Press. Octavo 552 pages. Fore edges darkened and a little mottled, else a nice copy in a very good dust jacket based upon a painting by Sidney Nolan. With the label of Sheppard’s Book Shop on the front paste down. $1200.00

333. 10/40 Five Texts with 10/40 Vijf Teksten. Clifton Hill, Vic: Fling Poetry, 1989. Dutch-Australian Broadsheets No # 4(E) and No # 4 (N). Lengthy impressionistic autobiographical prose, in Dutch and in English. Two items: single sheets [420 x 290] folded twice to six panels each. Very fine. $50.00 [57]

Patrick White

Emmett Williams [1925 - 2007]

This is a draft screenplay. Revisions may occur between this version and the final shooting script. None of these alterations would affect consideration of the script in its current form.

341. Sweethearts. New York, NY: Something Else Press, 1967. A book length anagrammatic concrete sequence. A founding member of Fluxus and the concrete poetry movement, Williams made several performances and poems that endure as defining compositions of those genres. Among them is the book-length concrete poem “Sweethearts”. This copy is the wrappered state (simultaneous with the cloth) of the first edition from Something Else Press (where Williams was editor in chief ). Sweethearts is an erotic dalliance between a he and a she, whose entire vocabulary is derived from the word “sweethearts”. The letters maintain the same spacing in every word on each page, lending the volume a flipbook dimension that Williams enhances by organizing the text to read backwards, so that the reader can flip the book with her or his left hand (thus the front cover is on the back, and vice versa). Octavo [220 x 145] [144] leaves rectos only, in illustrated wrappers with cover art “Coeurs Volants” by Marcel Duchamp. A very good copy. $200.00

338. “The Monkey Puzzle: A Comedy For The Screen.” Sydney [1977]. Circulating typescript, listing Anthony Buckley as Producer and Jim Sharman as Director. Two other copies of this piece are known to exist: an earlier state, in the author’s typescript, held at the State Library of NSW [mlmss 7008/1/1]; and another state with the papers of David Marr at the National Library of Australia [ms9356]. A4, 87 pages photocopy typescript clipbound and held in green foolscap spingback binder. Title sheet with creases, tear and holes; some darkening with age, and rust stains at fastening clip. $450.00 Patrick White

jonathan williams [1928 - 2008] 344. The Loco Logodaedalist In Situ: Selected Poems 1968-70. London: Cape Goliard Press, 1971. With embellishments by Joe Tilson and notes by the poet. Small quarto [245 x 185] [142] pages. The poet, Philip Hammial’s copy. Very good in illustrated wrappers. $40.00

339. The Twyborn Affair. London: Jonathan Cape, 1979. A fine copy of the first edition in dust jacket, signed boldly and simply across the title page.Cutting of the TLS review (30.11.79) laid in $650.00

NANCY WILLS [1920 - 2005] Brisbane playwright Nance Macmillan (later Nancy Wills) acted with a little theatre in 1939. In Melbourne she joined a Realist Writers’ Group and in 1944 joined the Communist Party of Australia. She attended the World Peace Conference in Paris in 1949 and met Paul Robeson, the famous black singer, who was an ardent campaigner for workers’ rights, peace and equality. This meeting provided the inspiration for her play Land of Morning Calm written in the following year and presented in 1952 by Brisbane New Theatre.... Nance Macmillan’s 1961 play The Painter, based on the life of Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira, raised the issue of civil rights for Aborigines. It played to packed houses for four nights in Brisbane’s All Saints Hall. connie healy Women in Radical Theatre in Brisbane

this copy signed by the author and by patrick white – who presented the author with the national book council award for australian literature 1980

340. Whirlwinds In The Plain: Ludwig Leichhardt, Friends, Foes & History, by Elsie May Webster. Carlton, Vic: Melbourne University Press, 1980. This copy signed and inscribed by the author and by Patrick White – who presented the author with the National Book Council Award for Australian Literature, 1980. An exceptional moment in White’s public life, closely guarded from spin, hype and promotion, one can only imagine the significance of this endorsement — rare if not unique in any part of White’s private or public life. Especially resonant given the subject matter: Ludwig Leichhardt. With the menu and order of ceremony for the occasion. Cloth a little worn and marked in a few places, but not noticeable beneath a well preserved dust jacket. $500.00

345. Robeson. Lota, Qld: GEM Publications, [1987]. A passionate scrapbook anthology with commentary and much local insight, with an afterthought on Robeson in Australia. The volume also reproduces a “production draft” script “Deep Bells Ring” by Nancy Wills with a credit to radical Queensland theatre director, Errol O’Neill. The play was performed later that year in Brisbane with Margaret Roadknight and Jeannie Lewis under the direction of O’Neill, and, in the spirit of Robeson, there were four performances at construction sites in Melbourne. this copy warmly inscribed by the author to radical filmmaker and comrade, martha ansara. Small square quarto [200 x 215] 56 pages stapled into printed wrappers. $45.00 [58]

Born Gil Joseph in Paris in 1929, Wolman was an active agent provocateur from an early age. At 24 he published a brief summary of his activities: member of the Young Communists, journalist for the magazine Combat, drug trafficker in the Algiers Casbah, long-distance lorry driver from Greenland to Pompeii, merchant marine captain, published poet and accomplished knitter. But Wolman’s anti-career really commenced after meeting Isidor Isou in 1950, when together they developed the principles of Lettrisme, a radioactively nihilistic form of late Dada in opposition to everything that might be termed Culture (capital C representing Class interests) and status quo. Obituary the independant

351 Wolman wanted to make “a picture that would look like a newspaper, a picture you could read in the subway, or the plane, even at your psychoanalyst’s”. To achieve this modern work, he used modern technics: printing paper and inks and a rotary printing press. The machines are so conceived that you set them going, and there you have thousands of copies (4,990 to be exact) ready. We either had to destroy the extra copies to increase the value of the picture, or on the contrary let other art lovers know about [it]... We chose the last option, this dynamic conception of the art allows a well-spread disribution of Wolman’s work... as the artist wishes “you will read it in your arm-chair; or you will show it on your gallery’s walls.” page 191, Wolman Résumé des chapitres précédents (editions speiss, 1981).



P.G. WODEHOUSE [1881 - 1975]

346. Ten Tintypes and a Tiger. New York: Phoenix Bookshop, Christmas 1983. Keepsake comprised of photos taken by Wilson between 1959 and 1978. Subjects include: James Purdy, Gregory Corso, Taylor Meade, John Weiners, Marianne Moore, Alice B. Toklas, Nell Blaine, Robert Duncan, Michael McClure ...and the tiger. Signed by Wilson. 16mo [180 x 130]24 pages stapled into printed wrappers. $25.00

349. P.G. Wodehouse: A Comprehensive Bibliography and Checklist, by Eileen McIlvaine, Louise Sherby, James Heineman, with illustrations by Peter Van Stratten. New York/ Detroit: James H. Heineman/Omnigraphics, 199o. An introductory essay by Anthony Quinton, a preface by Philip M. Thody and a forward by Richard Usborne. The bible. this copy signed by both mcilvaine and heineman. Quarto [285 x 225] 489 + pages in grey cloth stamped in purple. Very good in slightly tired dust jacket. $275.00

The window [1950 - 1956]

thomas wolfe [1900 - 1938] proof copy

350. Mannerhouse—A Play In A Prologue & Three Acts. London: William Heinemann, 1950. Prefaced with a facsimile (and transcription) of Wolfe’s letter to Irene Lewisohn at the Neighborhood Playhouse. Crown octavo [180 x 125] 86 pages in printed house paper wrappers improvised from printer’s offcuts. Some signs of use and age, but none of neglect. $120.00 gil joseph wolman [1925 - 1995] 351. During, During.[Paris: The Artist, 1980]. An artists’ book in the format of a tabloid newspaper, being an appropriation of Engels’ Anti-Dühring text, from which he selected a few choice words—nouns, isolated in transparency mounts and placed at regular intervals on the individual images of the heads of various characters. These included Isidore Isou, mixed with Brezhnev and other faces drawn by Wolman, each defined by the noun associated with them. Once again, Wolman produced this as a large coloured wall fresco and also a black and white version on cheap paper. Eager for the book to be widely distributed, he printed an edition of 5,000. Almost all of these were destroyed in an act of arson in November 1980 at the Galerie Speiss warehouse (where L’arbre séparé was also in storage). Paradoxically the work that had been promised a wide distribution would once again become fugitive and scarce. This copy is much less than perfectly printed, with pages both under- and over-inked, and still others with no visable image on them at all. It had been assumed to be a printer’s proof, until the following information was included in a recent Wolman catalogue: “After printing Wolman retained forty-three defective copies and decided to make a tirage de tête. A single one of these copies was signed and numbered in his lifetime.” didier lecointre and dominique drouet, Paris. This then would appear to be one of the defective copies that were initially retained by Wolman. Tabloid [420 x 290] [60] pages with the merest age toning. $950.00

347. The Window. No 7. Holloway, London: Villiers Publications, February, 1954. The French Issue edited by Philip Inman. Extraordinary and prescient in taste, this number includes: Pierre Reverdy translated by David Gascoyne, René Char translated by Michael Hamburger, Jean Genet translated by James Kirkup, Jules Supervielle translated by David Gascoyne, Robert Desnos translated by Philip Inman, and much more (enjoy the display advertisement for Francis Scarfe’s Paul Valéry). Crown octavo [187 x 127] 48 pages in printed yapp wrappers. A very good copy. $45.00 AMY WITTING [1918 - 2001] signed by the poet

348. Travel Diary. Lane Cove, NSW: Woodbine Press, 1985. Poems. Her first, and certainly one of her strongest collections. It was her second book and marked the promise of her long delayed commitment to full time writing. This copy signed by the poet. Designed by Edwards & Shaw. Octavo[210 x 140] 68 pages in printed card wrappers. $50.00 [60]

WOMEN [1971]

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS 356. A Packet for Ezra Pound. [Sydney, NSW]: Xpmr. (Amanuensis) Editions, 1973. An early printing by James Taylor screened from the 1929 Cuala Press edition. Octavo [220 x 145] 38 pages in illustrated wrappers. $40.00 WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS A.Norman Jeffares, [1920 - 2005] presentation copy

357. W.B. Yeats: Man & Poet, by A. Norman Jeffares. London and Henley: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1978. Still an indispensible work, this copy inscribed by the author. Reprint. Octavo[220 x 140]365 pages. A fine copy in like dust jacket. $50.00

352. What Every Woman Should Know. Chifley, NSW: Women’s Liberation Working Women’s Group, November, 1971. A plain spoken illustrated handbook dealing with contraception and sexually transmitted diseases. Small quarto [290 x 210] 28 pages in illustrated wrappers. A very good copy. $25.00

Yevgeny Yevtushenko [1932 - ] from poet and translator

358. Bratsk Station; The City of Yes & the City of No and Other New Poems. Melbourne: Sun Books, 1970. Translated by Tina Tupikina-Glaessner, Geoffrey Dutton and Igor MezhakoffKoriakin; with an introduction by Rosh Ireland. This copy inscribed by both Yevtushenko and Geoffrey Dutton (publisher and poetic translator) to the influential and longtime USSR based foreign correspondent, Australian, John Shaw. “With my best memories about 1973, and our illegal conversation.” Shaw worked for the New York Times, was a friend of Russian literature, knew Nadezhda Mandelstam, and was the most sympathetic conduit to the outside world during the period before glasnost. Illustrated wrappers. A very good copy of a book that too often shows the wear and tear of enthusiasm. $150.00

RICHARD WOODWARD [1929 - ] 353. The Invisible World of the Visible World of the Invisible World. University of Newcastle, NSW: Nimrod Publications, 1993. Poem. Single card sheet [44o x 290] folded [220 x 150]. Set up and designed by Norman Talbot, printed on both sides in two colours. Fine. $25.00 TIM WRIGHT 354. Weekend’s End. [Melbourne, Vic]: Baulking Ewes Press, [2013]. His first gathering ? Fourteen poems in a stylishly plain chapbook, with the single embellishment of a gilt stripe on its plain wrappers. Octavo [210 x 145] [20] pages stapled. $20.00

JOHN YOUNG 楊子榮 [1956 - ] 359. Objective Gesture: John Young—Selected Works 1986-87. Sydney, NSW: John Young, 1987. Essays by Rex Butler and Keith Broadfoot. John Alexander Young Zerunge is a Hong Kong-born Australian artist. During the time of The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in China, he was sent to Australia to complete his education. In the 1970s, he read philosophy at The University of Sydney, later attending and lecturing at Sydney College of the Arts. He maintains strong links to Australia and was a notable contributor to “Antipodean Currents”, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1995). His major survey exhibition, “Orient/Occident: A Survey of Works by John Young, 1978–2005”, was held at the TarraWarra Museum of Art, Melbourne, in 2005–06. This book provides an excellent background to the artist’s work. Tall octavo [245 x 150] [32] pages + 14 plates in printed wrappers. $45.00

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS [1865 - 1939] 355. On the Boiler. Dublin: Cuala Press, [1939]. A late philosophical gathering written in a pessimistic and disappointed tone. The ideas here derive from a blend of Yeats’ romantic notion of essential Irish qualities and his gleanings of the theories of eugenics (Yeats had joined the Eugenics Society in London in 1936). This was planned as the first of a series of tracts that Yeats was to write on themes of his own choosing, designed to generate revenue for the press. This is the second edition of the first such polemic, the first edition having been destroyed due to Yeats’ dissatisfaction with the layout and design. Small quarto [240 x 190] 46+ pages in wrappers with cover design by Jack Yeats. Yapp edges creased with short tears, and some discolouration. A good copy nonetheless. $150.00 [61]

MAGED ZAHER [1967 - ]

NICHOLAS ZURBRUGG [1947 - 2001] 361. Soundworks. [Redfern, NSW]: Performance Space, 1986. Catalogue/programme for the sound events curated by Zurbrugg and Nicholas Tsoutas during the 1986 Biennale of Sydney. Introduction by Zurbrugg with artist statements and performance notes by, Charles Amirkhanian and Carol Law, Larry Wendt, Ellen Zweig, Ernie Althoff, Ros Bandt, Jas Duke, Leigh Hobba, Sara Hopkins, Derek Kreckler, Mike Ladd and the Drum Poets, Chris Mann, Mind/Body/ Split, Collette Snowden, Amanda Stewart, Told by an Idiot, Allan Vizents, and Ania Walwicz. Octavo [210 x 145] [16] pages stapled into illustrated card wrappers. A few spots here and there, and some use. $30.00

360. Love Breathes Hard. Newtown, NSW: Vagabond Press, 2014. “[This] book is probably about love or its impossibility. About assimilation, and trauma, both personal and historical. It is also an attempt to get rid of irony.” Maged Zaher was born and raised in Cairo, and currently lives in Seattle. He is the author of If Reality Doesn’t Work Out (SplitLevel Text Press, 2014), Thank You for the Window Office (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2012) The Revolution Happened and You Didn’t Call Me (Tinfish Press, 2012), and Portrait of the Poet as an Engineer (Pressed Wafer, 2009). His collaborative work with the Australian poet Pam Brown, farout_library_software, was published by Tinfish Press in 2007. His translations of contemporary Egyptian poetry have appeared in Jacket Magazine, Banipal, and Denver Quarterly, and forthcoming as a book: The Tahrir of Poems, from Alice Blue Review in 2014. Issued in the deciBels Series edited by Pam Brown. Typography and design by Chris Edwards. Small square octavo [135 x 135] 52 pages in illustrated wrappers. New, at the published price. $15.00

addendum 362. Poésie en Question. Opus International 40/41. Paris, France: Editions Georges Fall, 1973. A special double issue of Opus, the major French art journal, focusing on concrete and sound poetry. Three sections cover Poésie Visuelle (concrete poetry), Poésie Phonétique (sound poetry), and Typoésie (typographic concrete poetry). Contributors include Jean-François Bory, François Dufrene (with a major 22 page overview of sound poetry), Henri Chopin, and Octavio Paz. Subjects include the Italian Poesia Visevia movement (4 pages), Letterism (4 pages), Bernard Heidseick (3 pages), Paul van Ostaijen (2 pages), Hansjorg Mayer (3 pages), Jorgen Gerz (4 pages). There is also a 20 page section on the work of the French “Electric Generation” poets. Demy octavo [270 x 180] 128 pages in printed wrappers. Spine rubbed, else very good. $45.00



RUARK LEWIS [1960 - ] Paul carter [1951 - ]

363. Raft. Hanover, DE: Sprengal Museum, 2001. Catalogue. Raft, a modular work of 396 beams inscribed with 24,696 characters in 6 languages, was conceived as a metaphor for the politics and poetics of cultural and personal exchange under colonial states. “The idea of a raft is of something lashed together, an inventive solution to a problem, of making do from available materials, of creating something which may be lifesaving. A raft also suggests travelling, and specifically travelling over water. This particular raft however is associated with the desert through the text laboriously stenciled onto its surface. It is a raft therefore which could never have the opportunity to float.” Artists’ statement. Essay text in English and German. Octavo [230 x 160] 16 pages stapled into printed wrappers. In printed envelope with bookmark, and four prints [each 230 x 160] on card from the “Raft” project. All fine. $40.00


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