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Lyrics., DOUGLAS, Lord Alfred.
Lyrics.
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Great Books of the Western World : 60 volumes (complete)., Hutchins, Robert M. (editor in chief).
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On Heroes : hero-worship & the heroic in history. Six lectures reported, with emendations and additions., CARLYLE, Thomas.
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1 Achilles Tatius: translated by William Burton. Edited by Stephen Gaselee and H.F.B. Brett-Smith. The Loves of Clitophon and Leucippe / The Most Delectable and Plesant Historye of Clitophon and Leucippe.
Oxford Basil Blackwell / Shakespeare Head Press 1923 
Translated from the Greek... Reprinted for the first time from a copy now unique printed by Thomas Creede in 1597. Number 287 of 394 copies printed on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper for sale in Great Britain and 104 copies for sale in America. Edited by Stephen Gaselee and H.F.B. Brett-Smith. Tall 4to. xxxii, [viii], 152, [6]pp. Quarter cloth and papered boards, title label laid onto the upper, paper spine label (missing a few small pieces); extremities rubbed, two stains at foot of the upper board and one at the foot of the lower. The uncut edges a little spotted, pages xxiv & xxv heavily foxed, as are the fore-margins and top corners of the preceding leaves (not extending to the text); otherwise clean throughout and in good to very good condition. Loosely inserted is a prospectus for the same publisher's forthcoming limited edition of Ovid's Metamorphosis, Books X-XV. ***The first English translation of one of the few surviving Greek romantic works in prose. An appendix records that a further copy of the 1597 edition came to light as this volume was being bound, and was acquired by Mr Gaselee. Like the copy already in his possession, it was incomplete, but it did have two of the three leaves missing from the former: A2 (title page, verso blank) and U4 (the final text pages); the third (AI) was almost certainly blank. While the missing text had been supplied in this volume from another translation, the appendix reproduces a type facsimile of the title page and a reproduction of the missing text from U4, following the same principles of translation as used in the body of the book. 
Price: 200.00 AUD
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2 ALEXANDER, Paul. Rough Magic: a biography of Sylvia Plath.
New York Viking 1991 
402pp, black & white photographs. Original cloth-backed papered boards (front lower corner lightly bumped), with dustwrapper. Very good. ISBN 0670818127 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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3 ALEXANDER, Peter. Roy Campbell. A Critical Biography.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1982 
xiv, 277pp, black & white photographs. Original cloth with dustwrapper. Very good. ISBN 0192117505 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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4 ALLEN, W. Sidney. Accent and Rhythm. Prosodic Features of Latin and Greek: A Study in Theory and Reconstruction.
London Cambridge University Press 1973 
(Cambridge Studies in Linguistics no. 12). Octavo. xiv, 394pp. Index. Original cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Light spotting top edges, otherwise very good. 
Price: 110.00 AUD
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5 ALLEN, W. Sydney. Vox Graeca: a guide to the Pronunciation of Classical Greek.
London Cambridge University Press 1968 
Octavo. xvi, 157pp. Original cloth. Owner's name on front free endpaper. Very good. 
Price: 38.00 AUD
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6 American literature: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. The Journal of John Woolman. Fruits of Solitude by William Penn. (The Harvard Classics)
Connecticut Grolier Enterprises 1980 
The Harvard Classics: edited by Charles W. Eliot. With introductions and notes. 395pp. Maroon bonded leather, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, place ribbon. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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7 Anthology: Friendship's Offering.
London W. Tweedie n.d. 
256pp, illustrated frontispiece and title page, 4 further full-page illustrations (each with a loosely inserted tissue guard). Original blind decorated red cloth (small marks on front, area of damp-crinkling along back joint). All edges gilt. A very light scatter of spots on first couple of leaves, occasional single spot in text, but interior generally clean and fresh. Presentation inscription [1857] on front free endpaper. Covers good+, interior very good. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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8 APULEIUS: Apulei Platonici Madaurensis (editit Rudolfus Helm). Opera Quae Supersunt, Volume II, fasc. 2. Florida.
Lipsiae B.G. Teubner 1959 
[Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana.] Octavo. 51pp. Index. Original cloth (spine faded). Owner's name on front free endpaper. Good to very good. ***Text entirely in Latin. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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9 ARIS, Ernest (author/illustrator). The Story of Black Bunny.
London Ward, Lock & Co. [1949] 
(The Uncle Toby Books / Tales.) Small 8vo, 32pp, coloured frontis and 5 other colour plates, b&w text illus, pictorial endpapers. Original cloth-backed pictorial (colour) papered boards, extremities rubbed, two small old tape repairs to the edges of the upper board. Tiny clean tear to foot edge of half-title closed with an equally tiny piece of tape, owner's name at top corner of front paste-down. A good+ copy. 
Price: 65.00 AUD
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The Asloan Manuscript : a miscellany in prose and verse in the reign of James the Fifth., ASLOAN, John : edited by W.A. Craigie.
10 ASLOAN, John : edited by W.A. Craigie. The Asloan Manuscript : a miscellany in prose and verse in the reign of James the Fifth.
Edinburgh Scottish Text Society 1923-1925. 
(Scottish Text Society, New Series, nos 14 & 16.) Two volumes. 8vo. xvi, 338 & xii, 284pp, 2 plates. Publisher's binding of quarter roan and green cloth, top edges gilt; extremities a little rubbed. Bookplate of the Edinburgh University Club on each paste-down, the club's crest gilt-stamped on both upper boards and its blind stamp to the title-page of the first volume. A good to very good clean set. Owner's name in each volume. ***An anthology of Scots prose and poetry dating to the early 16th century, compiled by the Edinburgh notary John Asloan. 
Price: 125.00 AUD
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The Bannatyne Manuscript writtin in tyme of pest 1568., BANNATYNE, George : edited and iintroduced by W. Tod Ritchie.
11 BANNATYNE, George : edited and iintroduced by W. Tod Ritchie. The Bannatyne Manuscript writtin in tyme of pest 1568.
Edinburgh Scottish Text Society 1928-1934. 
(Scottish Text Society, Third Series, nos 5, 22, 23, 26.) Four volumes. 8vo. cxcii, 120; xx, 354; xvi, 362; xiv, 336pp; each volume with a 6-7pp list of the STS publications at the rear. Publisher's binding of quarter roan and green cloth, top edges gilt; extremities a little rubbed. A good to very good clean set. The shade of the leather of I & IV is black, while that of the other two volumes is dark brown (as issued). Owner's name in each volume. ***An anthology of literature compiled in Scotland in the 16thC by the Edinburgh merchant George Bannatyne; an important source for Scots (and some English) poetry of the 15th and 16th centuries, as well as some of Bannatyne's own writing. 
Price: 500.00 AUD
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Barbour's Bruce : A fredome is a noble thing!  Volumes II & III [the complete text]., Barbour, John : edited by Matthew P. McDiarmid & James A.C. Stevenson.
12 Barbour, John : edited by Matthew P. McDiarmid & James A.C. Stevenson. Barbour's Bruce : A fredome is a noble thing! Volumes II & III [the complete text].
Edinburgh Scottish Text Society 1980-1981. 
(Scottish Text Society, Fourth Series, nos 12 & 13.) 8vo. xvi, 270pp & xvi, 264pp. Publisher's binding of green buckram. A very good clean set. *** These two volumes have the complete text of Barbour's Bruce (Books I-X & XI-XX respectively). The text here is based primarily on the Edinburgh MS, rather than the Cambridge MS used by Prof. Skeat in his 1870-89 publication. Volume I (STS no 15), which contains an Introduction, notes and glossary, was published in 1985. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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The Merry Muses of Caledonia., BARKE, James & Sydney Goodsir Smith (eds).
13 BARKE, James & Sydney Goodsir Smith (eds). The Merry Muses of Caledonia.
Edinburgh Printed by M. Macdonald 1959 
With a Prefatory Note and some authentic Burns texts contributed by J. DeLancey Ferguson. For private distribution to members of the Auk Society only. 176pp, frontis and 2 plates. cream cloth with paper title label on spine (and a spare at rear endpaper). Owner's name. A very good clean copy. ***Bawdy verses in Scots dialect; many attributed to, or collected by, Robert Burns and others used by him for polite versions. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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14 BARKER, Nicolas. Stanley Morison.
London Macmillan 1972 
First edition. 566pp, illustrated in b&w. Original cloth with dustwrapper. Owner's bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. Letter to newspaper and review loosely inserted. Very good. 
Price: 85.00 AUD
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15 Beardsley: WALKER, R.A. (ed) A Beardsley Miscellany.
London Bodley Head 1949 
#158 of 500 numbered copies. Small 4to. 116pp, frontis & 20 illustrations. Original black buckram, decorated in gilt, with dustwrapper. The d/w a little chipped along the top edge and discoloured on the inside (now in protective sleeve). Endpapers and edges spotted, with some of the page margins a little yellowed and spotted. Tiny hole in centre of pp37/8 (recto the half-title for 'Venus & Tannhauser', verso Beardsley's frontis for this work). Otherwise a good clean copy. 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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Vanessa Bell's Family Album., BELL, Quentin & Angelica Garnett.
16 BELL, Quentin & Angelica Garnett. Vanessa Bell's Family Album.
London Jill Norman & Hobhouse 1981 
4to. 144pp, b&w photographs. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (a little rubbed, now in protective sleeve). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0906908361 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Cross Currents : magazines and newspapers in Australian literature., BENNETT, Bruce (editor).
17 BENNETT, Bruce (editor). Cross Currents : magazines and newspapers in Australian literature.
Melbourne Longman Cheshire 1981 
xii, 269pp, black & white illustrations. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine a little faded). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0582711126 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Imitation of Christ : the first English translation of 'Imitatio Christi'., BIGGS, B.J. (ed).
18 BIGGS, B.J. (ed). The Imitation of Christ : the first English translation of 'Imitatio Christi'.
London Early English Text Society 1997 
(Early English Text Society, no 309.) xc, 250pp, frontis. Brown cloth, gilt lettering and EETS crest in gilt on the upper board, blind rules, with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 0197223125 ***This first translation into English of Thomas a Kempis' text dates from the mid-15th century. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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19 BISHOP, Alan. GENTLEMAN RIDER. A Life of Joyce Cary.
London Michael Joseph 1988 
408pp, b/w photographs. Cloth-textured papered boards with d/w. Very good. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Sir Orfeo., BLISS, A.J. (ed).
20 BLISS, A.J. (ed). Sir Orfeo.
London Williams and Norgate 1866 
(Oxford English Monographs.) First edition. 8vo. 80pp, notes and glossay. Original green cloth, spine and lower edges flecked, with most of the dustwrapper (lacks the spine entirely, the rest in a protective sleeve). A good+ clean copy. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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