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Australian Literature.

Australian Literature.

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1 (White, Patrick). Morley, Patricia A. THE MYSTERY OF UNITY: Theme and Technique in the Novels of Patrick White
Montreal: McGill-Queen's University, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study of White's novels tracing recurrent themes and devices, attempting to show how the pattern of imagery evokes White's vision of a cosmic unity. Black-and-white illustration to cover. 251 pages, including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (White, Patrick). Williams, Mark. PATRICK WHITE
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1993). 0312089902 / 9780312089900 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
An in-depth study of the Australian Nobel Prize-winner's novels, their ongoing themes and recurring devices. 185 pages including index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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St. Lucia, Queensland: University of Queensland Press, (1991). 0702223913 / 9780702223914 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Spine lightly faded, else fine in pale peach boards with blue lettering and rule; in a printed dust jacket which also betrays fading to the spine panel. 
"A brilliant, powerful and dangerous writer."--Courier Mail. "An immensely powerful book and, in its interrogation of the social origins of corruption, one of Carey's most immediately political."--Bruce Woodcock. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1991. First U.S. edition: Deluxe, SIGNED issue produced for members of The Signed First Editions Society. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-decorated and lettered green leather, with hubbed spine, all edges gilt, satin ribbon marker, marbled endsheets; no dust jacket as issued. With publisher's promotional card laid in. 
Limited, leather-bound edition of the Australian author's fourth novel, SIGNED by the author to a special signature page; with doublespread color frontispiece by Nanette Biers, and a foreword by Carey specially commissioned for this issue. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Carlon, Patricia SEE NOTHING...SAY NOTHING
New York: Walker and Company, (1967). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild age-toning to textblock, light offsetting to endsheets, else fine; in a rubbed, age-toned dust jacket that is faded to the spine panel. 
The Australian crime writer has been experiencing a resurgence of interest thanks to releases of her works by Soho Press. This Hitchcockian suspense yarn concerns a pair of eighteen-year-olds who steal a car and hit and kill an elderly man and a dog. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Carmody, Isobelle OBERNEWTYN
New York: Tor/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, (1999). 0312869584 / 9780312869588 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Slight crimping to the spine ends, else near fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket painting by Donato. 
Book One of the Obernewtyn Chronicles from this Australian author. A young girl must hide her special enhanced mental abilities in order to fulfill her destiny on a world ravaged by a terrible holocaust. "Good read." --Anne McCaffrey 
Price: 20.00 USD
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New York, New York: Watts International/Franklin Watts, Inc., (1961). First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. A fine, bright, as-new copy in pale blue cloth with red top-edge coloring; in a very lightly worn illustrated dust jacket. Illustrated by Shirley Hughes. 
11-year-old orphan Dallie and Cobby and his family set sail for the spot in Tasmania which Cob's Dad calls World's End, "the very last postal address in all Australia." A pet wombat figures into the story! By the noted Tasmanian children's author. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Hall, Rodney THE GRISLY WIFE
New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1993). 0374167044 / 9780374167042 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Third book in Hall's very highly regarded trilogy of 19th century colonial Australia, preceded by CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE and THE SECOND BRIDEGROOM. The book landed Hall his second Miles Franklin Award. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Herbert, Xavier CAPRICORNIA
London: Rich & Cowan, Ltd., [1939]. First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Corners bumped, covers soiled and shelfworn, otherwise about very good lacking the dust jacket. 
Winner of the Commonwealth Literary Prize for Australian novel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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MY BROTHER JACK, Johnston, George
10 Johnston, George MY BROTHER JACK
New York: William Morrow & Company, (1965). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. One upper corner tip lightly bumped, else near fine; in a near fine, mildly age-toned illustrated dust jacket with a tiny chip missing from the crown of the spine. Jacket design by Paul Bacon. 
George Johnston was an Australian journalist, war correspondent and novelist, best known for the novel classic MY BROTHER JACK, the first volume in his trilogy of semi-autobiographical novels centering on the character David Meredith. The novel won the Miles Franklin Award in 1964 and was recently adapted into an Australian TV series. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Keneally, Thomas A RIVER TOWN
New York: Doubleday, (1995). 0385476965 / 9780385476966 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a fine, photo-illustrated dust jacket. 
Novel based on real events in the life of Kenneally's grandfather, from the Australian author of SCHINDLER'S LIST. SIGNED by Kenneally to the title-page with the salutation, "Greetings from Australia." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1952. First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a very slightly wrinkled dust jacket that is very lightly soiled to the rear panel. 
Small octavo. The Australian novelist/children's writer's third novel issued in hardcover simultaneously with the Ballantine paperback. Jacket by William Barss. A sharp bright copy of a title seldom found in collectible condition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Parsons, Rupert THE CANBERRAN
New York: Atheneum, 1987. 0689118872 / 9780689118876 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket with wraparound jacket design by Mon Mohan based upon the painting ''The Willy Willy'' by Russell Drysdale. 
"An atmospheric portrayal of a ferociously close-knit community."--British Book News. "An evocative and frightening tour."--London Sunday Times. Parsons' debut novel, set in the Nullarbor desert of southern Australia. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Turner, George VANEGLORY
London: Faber & Faber, (1981). First edition. Hardcover. Pages lightly tanned (as usual), else a fine copy in a photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
The second volume in the Ethical Culture series, following BELOVED SON, by the late author who was Australia's most distinguished science fiction writer and critic. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Turner, George YESTERDAY'S MEN
London: Faber & Faber, (1983). First edition. Hardcover. Light rubbing to the lower shelfedge, else fine in a pictorial dust jacket. 
YESTERDAY'S MEN is the third entry in the Ethical Culture series of novels concerning the reconstructed world of the twenty-first century. Jacket illustration by Bush Hollyhead. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 West, Morris MASTERCLASS
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1991). 0312058950 / 9780312058951 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
The Australian author of SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN has woven together a modern morality tale, an art-world thriller, and a superb murder mystery. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 White, Patrick THE AUNT'S STORY
New York: The Viking Press, 1948. First U.S. edition in the later state dust jacket (states ''Second Printing'' on the upper front flap.) Hardcover. Mild age-toning to textblock, some darkening to spine, else near fine, in a dust jacket that exhibits a patch of dampstain to rear panel and flap, age-toning, rubbing, a few closed edge tears, shallow nicking, and a small snag to the interior spine panel. 
Third novel from the future Nobel Prize-winner inspired widespread praise, such as this from John Woodburn, "From the first has the experience of watching an artist working in authority and, and magnificently able to create." 
Price: 125.00 USD
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18 White, Patrick THE SOLID MANDALA
New York: The Viking Press, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. Small erasure mark to the front endpaper, boards slightly splayed, else very good plus in navy-blue cloth over pastel-blue boards with gilt titles to the spine; in an age-toned dust jacket with nicks to lower spine edge and several very short edge tears. 
Set in the Australian Nobel prize-winner's mythical Sydney suburb of Sarsaparilla. "...perhaps the most tightly knit, difficult, yet rewarding of White's novels....The twin brothers...are in many ways the two halves of human nature..."--Geoffey Dutton. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Wilder, Cherry THE LUCK OF BRIN'S FIVE
New York: Atheneum, 1977. 0689306016 / 9780689306013 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket with mild age-toning to the jacket flaps, and a very faint name penned to the upper corner of the front flap. Jacket painting by James and Ruth McCrea. Tall octavo. 
New Zealand-born Wilder won the 1978 Ditmar Award for Best Australian Science Fiction Novel with this juvenile sf tale of an earthman accidentally landing on the planet Torin, which is inhabited by marsupial creatures. Wilder's debut. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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