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Through the Casement (poems)
Franz Holford
Deaton & Spencer Sydney 1941 
16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Hard Cover Thick rigid cardboard covers. On ffep "To Miss(?) Law, a very slight acknowledgement of the fine work you are doing for all who are fortunate enough to study with you. Most sincerely, Franz Holford, 1944." Chips and crack to spine, a few age spots, contents clean and tidy. 32pp. 94g.  Good+
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002592  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Selected Poems from Henry Kendall - Souvenir of Kendall Cottage, Gosford
Henry Kendall
Brisbane Water Historical Society.   
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall card and Staples 19pp, includes a family tree of Kendall. Will post at letter rates.  Very Good
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002567  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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The Round Dozen - Poems
David McNicoll
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Cloth Pencilled number on ffep, book otherwise fine. Dustwrapper has a 4cm closed tear on back. WW2 poems.Foreword by Kenneth Slessor. Undated, COPAC suggests 1940s. 175g.  Near Fine
Price: 42.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002903  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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So Shall Ye Reap - Poems for These Days
Rudyard Kipling
Hodder & Stoughton London 1942 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Cloth Edgewear and small tears to dustwapper, max 1cm, price-clipped. Book has a 1mm by 5mm stain on front cover and some age speckling to edges and endpapers. 162g.  Very Good-
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003031  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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The Poetical Works of Felicia Hemans (Mrs Hemans)
William Michael Rossetti
Ward Lock London Melbourne Toronto 1912 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Hard Cover Padded faux leather covers, gilt titles and gilt edges to pages, green and gilt endpapers. Rubbing to corners and spine ends, 13 mm surface tear at top of spine. Age toning to endpapers. Pages tight, very nice clean copy. 584g.  Very Good-
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003036  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Round Trip
Miles Little
ISBN: 0522841287
Melbourne Univ Pr  1977 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Cloth Light soiling to dustwrapper, light age spotting to endpapers and upper page edges. 54pp. 330g.  Very Good
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003260  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Poems and Translations 1850-1870 By Daniel Dante Rossetti Together with the Prose Story ’Hand and soul’
D G Rossetti
Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Pr London 1919 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Hard Cover Some wear to edges and corners of covers, white stain on G in title on spine. Pencil price on front stuckdown, owner's name on ffep, split between ffep and front stuckdown, partial split between fbep and back stuckdown. A very few small age spots, paper darkened along bottom margin of both stuckdowns and adjacent free endpapers. Good+ condition. 482pp. 412g.  Good
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003336  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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The Golden Land and Other Verses
Eleanor Mackinnon
 Sydney 1924 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Paper and Staples 200 copies issued for the "memorial Carillon" at Sydney University. 32pp booklet with yellow-orange covers. Covers slightly greyed with 6mm by 5mm chip in the front cover. "With compliments Eleanor Mckinnon" on first page. First page has a vertical crease, some tiny marginal chips in margins of pages 1-4. Collection of poems, many war-related, including some "Bill-Jim Letters", consisting of letters/poems from Bill and Jim in the Front, together with replies from their mum.  Good
Price: 210.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003929  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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D’Arcy Irvine, Gerard Addington
James Nisbet & Co. London 1909 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Cloth 3rd edition, 107pp plus some press notices on the second edition (2 pages). Off-white cloth with gilt titles, dedication to owner signed by author in 1913 on front stuckdown. Rubbing to edges and corners of covers, age toning to endpapers. 210g.  Very Good-
Price: 42.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003740  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Boyd’s Anthon’s Horace: Poemata Q Horatii Flacci
Anthon, Carolus; Boyd, Jacobi
Apud Gulielmum Tegg et Soc London  
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Cloth Tenth edition. 672pp. Dark brown cloth covers, marbled paper edges, brown endpapers. Edges worn with fraying to spine ends, splits to cloth down most of joints, surface rubbing. Some splitiing down internal hinges, but binding secure and pages tight. Owner's name on half title page, some pencilled notes/underlining in text, good reading copy. Undated, foreword is 1835. 560g.  Fair
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003951  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Earth Visitors: Poems
Kenneth Slessor
Fanfrolico Press  1926 Numbered
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hard Cover Number 72 of 425. Decorated by 3 collotype reproductions of woodcuts by Norman Lindsay and two copperplate engravings made from designs by the same artist. Cream paper covered boards with gilt decorations and titles. Printed on handmade Perusia paper at the Chiswick Press, uncut at top, rough cut on other edges. Only internal flaws are very very faint age toning to stuckdowns and first and last free endpapers, owner bookplate on front stuckdown., internally near fine. The front cover has a vetical crease with a slight bend, so that cover bends outwards slightly. 384g.  Very Good-
Price: 315.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003975  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Robert Browning
Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge London 1906 
Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Pictorial Boards Undated, gift inscription on title page is 1906. Illustrated baords with grey-green cloth spine, illustrated endpapers (hundreds of rats). Internally written on on one side of each page. The text (Browning's famous poem) is in a black border with a rat on each of the top two corners, together with a colour illustration covering one third to one quarter of the page, chromolithographic plates. Covers are worn to edges and corners, water stain down fore edge of front (does NOT etend to internal pages). Internally there are a few small marginal tears and internittent slight yellowing to margins, but pictures are lovely. 660g.  Good
Price: 84.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004026  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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William Wordsworth Selected Poems - The Folio Poets
William Wordsworth; Nicholas Roe (editor)
The Folio Society London 2003 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Half-Leather Red and brown patterned cloth boards with brown leather spine, brown endpapers, brown upper page edges, gilt titles on spine. Beautiful book in near fine brown slipcase. Packed weight 2kg. Overweight, extra postage may be required outside Australia.  Fine
Price: 75.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004174  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Enoch Arden
Lord Tennyson; W T Webb (introduction and notes)
Macmillan & Co. Ltd London 1926 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Cloth Red cloth covers with blindstamped design and titles, 60pp. Slight rubbing to corners, owner inscription on front stuckdown. 170g.  Very Good
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004191  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Lover’s Discourse: Fragments
Barthes, Roland; Richard Howard (translator)
ISBN: 0374521611
Farrar Straus & Giroux New York 1989 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Soft Cover Originally published in French as Fragments d'un Discours Ameureux. Pencilled price on front free endpaper. 234pp. 290g.  Very Good
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004341  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Don’t Put Mustard in the Custard
Rosen, Michael
ISBN: 0590542362
Scholastic Childrens Books  1996 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Laminated Boards   Very Good
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004437  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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It Just Lies There from the Beginning: Aboriginal Stories and Poems from the Top End
Bil Bil, Marjorie
ISBN: 0949659851
Iad Press Alice Springs, Australia 1995 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hard Cover Paper covered boards, decorative orange endpapers, 40pp, illustrated with green monochrome drawings in the text. This collection of poems and stories tells a picture of the author, her life and culture. Marjorie Bil Bil is a Marri Ammu woman from the Top End of Australia. She tells of learning her language, her work as a teacher, dancing with the elders, learning to paint and weave, and shares the Dreaming stories passed from generation to generation. Very good condition, just a few dustmarks on covers. 200g.  Very Good
Price: 70.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004480  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Prometheus Bound, Translated Into English Rhyming Verse, with Introduction and Notes By Gilbert Murray
Aeschylus; Gilbert Murray (translator)
George Allen & Unwin London 1931 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Cloth Green cloth covers, 80pp. Tears up to 1cm and chips up to 3mm at clipped wrapper's spine ends, some discolouration to wrapper. Minor rubbing to edges oc covers, name on front free endpaper, a little age spotting to edges and endpapers and (a few) margins. 160g.  Good+
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004569  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Where the Dead Men Lie and Other Poems
Barcroft Henry Boake
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1897 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Cloth Third thousand. Textured blue cloth covers, 208pp, 32 illustrations including frontis with tissue guard, gilt top page edges. Rubbing to corners and spine ends, slight fading to spine and margins. Age shading and spotting to edges and endpapers, occasional finger mark to margin. Half of tissue guard is torn away. 500g unpacked weight.  Good+
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 004863  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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The Warrumbungle Book Of Verse
Dorothy Carmichael ( Ed )
Warrumbungle Historical Society Coonabaraban 1978 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Soft Cover 28 page booklet. Couple of small surface rubs to covers.  Very Good
Price: 21.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001600  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Hoyi Na! Azania. Poems on an African Struggle
Christine Douts Qunta
Marimba Enterprises NSW, Australia 1979 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Soft Cover 71pp. Owner annotation on front free endpaper. Fine condition. 179g.  Fine
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000133  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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The Tunning of Elynour Rumming
John Skelton (Laureat)
Fanfrolico Press London 1928 Numbered
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hard Cover With decorations from drawings in colour and line by Pearl Binder. Number 240 of a limited edition of 550, artist's initials to title page. Hessian covers illustrated by three Xs and a tankard. 47pp. The humorous poem was written by John Skelton in the early sixteenth century, and describes an alehouse, its proprietess Elynour Rumming, and the customers who come to her establishment. Owner bookplate to front stuckdown, age shading to endpapers and spine label, otherwise in very good condition. 412g.  Very Good
Price: 70.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006186  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Pan Tadeusz
Adam Mickiewicz
J M Dent and Sons, E P Dutton & Co London, New York 1919 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Cloth Polish classic translated by George Rapall Noyes. 354pp. Everyman's Library. Red cloth titles with blindstamped motif and gilt titles. Slight fading to spine, owner name on front stuckdown, a couple of age spots to edges and endpapers. Nice solid copy. 240g.  Very Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005915  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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The Martyrs of Provence
William Herries Madden MD
William Whyte & Co Edinburgh 1842 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Cloth Very dark green (near black) cloth covers with embossed pattern, gilt titles on spine, rough cut fore edges, 305pp. One long narrative poem (247pp, based loosely on fact) followed by several "lyrical pieces". Tears along spine joints, binding visible between front stuckdown and next page (front free endpaper missing), owner name on front endpaper, back blank endpapers have some stains, chips and last free endpaper is only weakly attached. Additional stains to lower margin edges and some toning to margins and endpapers. Text clean, no loose pages. The author was known as a medical doctor and author of several medical texts, in particular "The Anatomy of the Human Body". 283g.  Fair
Price: 75.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005460  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning , from 1826 to 1844. Edited, with a Memoir, By John H Ingram.
John H Ingram; [Mrs] Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Ward, Lock, Bowden & Co London; New York; Melbourne 1895 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Decorative Cloth Extremely attractive binding, with blue cloth covers with black and gilt decorations and and a motiif entitled "Moxon's Popular Poets". Floral decorative endpapers, very bright gilt to all page edges, black and white frontis, 400pp, decorative red outline/margins to pages.. Minimal rubbing to covers corners, couple of tiny marks to backcover, some age shading to endpapers. Just lovely, they don't make them like this any more. Undated, worldcat states 189?. 620g.  Very Good
Price: 60.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006521  Bookseller: Mayger & Mayger Pty Ltd
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Collected Plays (Volume 5)
Brecht, Bertolt; Manheim, Ralph (ed); and Willlett, John
ISBN: 0394471075
Pantheon Books New York, USA 1972 First American Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with tan boards, first American edition, 776gms, 467 pages. Plays include: Life of Galileo; The Trial of Lucullus; and Mother Courage and Her Children. Book is in good condition with minor general age-related wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. There is a small pen mark on the inside front endpaper from a previous owner. Dust jacket is in fair to good condition with light shelf wear, chipping, creasing and a few small nicks tears, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: PLA96  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Rant: The High Performance Poems of Cameron M. Semmens
Semmens, Cameron M.
ISBN: 0975710001
Curdnatta Publishing House Montagu Bay, TAS, Australia 2005 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover Softcover, first edition, 162g, 74pgs. This book features the ranting poetry of Cameron M. Semmens. He rants against and for all manner of things, and in the process is funny, tragic, bitter, humble, honest, ironic, weird, and human. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: POE130  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Mary Called Him "Mister"
Lawson, Henry, Illustrated by John Anthony King
Macmillan Melbourne 1991 First Edition
4to Hard Cover Laminated Boards. Fine. First Edition. 4to. 32pp. A small selection of beautifully illustrated poems concentrates on life of women in the bush. Ills. by John Anthony King.  Near Fine
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 18297  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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The Penny Poets VII: Evangaline and Other Poems
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Review of Reviews London 1895 
12mo Wrapper 60pp. + iv pages catalogue. Brown paper wrapper. Wrapper complete and with full spine but is detached. Has been inserted into a second paper wrapper for protection. This additional wrapper also dates circa 1895. In the Masterpiece Library series. Contact EldoradoBooksfor details postage reduction.  Fair - Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008469  Bookseller: EldoradoBooks
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Ginger Mick
C.J. Dennis
Angus & Robertson London 1982 
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover with Slipcase 500g. shelf wear.some rubbing to slipcase plus small sticker residue mark.  Good to Very Good
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 044201  Bookseller: Book Lore
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