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SHEARD: An Australian Youth among Desert Aborigines
SHEARD, Lauri E.: An Australian Youth among Desert Aborigines. Journal of an Expedition among the Aborigines of Central Australia. With an Introduction by Charles P. Mountford. Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1964 [first and only edition]. Quarto, [iv], 123 pages with a few illustrations plus 19 plates and a folding map. Cloth lightly bumped and marked; boards lightly bowed; top edge slightly foxed; a very good copy. Notes: Lauri Sheard accompanied Charles Mountford as his assistant on an Adelaide University Field Expedition to Ernabella, the Musgraves, Mann Ranges, Ayers Rock and Mt Olga in 1940. Sheard's promising life was cut short by the war; he died on active service with the RAAF over New Guinea in 1942. Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
O'CONNOR: The Artificial Nigger (1st UK)
O'CONNOR, Flannery: The Artificial Nigger and Other Tales. London, Neville Spearman, 1957 (first UK edition). Octavo; red papered boards a little bumped; top and leading edges marked (a little foxing, and some light red and blue ink marks); flyleaves and first and last leaves a little offset; a very good copy with the very good unclipped dustwrapper sunned on the spine, a little rubbed and lightly chipped at the extremities, with one short edge tear and a few small red inkspots (mainly near the head of the spine). Footnote: The author's second book, first published by Harcourt Brace in New York in 1955 as 'A Good Man Is Hard To Find' (the title of the first tale). Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
COETZEE: Disgrace [Chapter 1] (2006 (first thus). One of 15 deluxe
COETZEE, J.M.: Disgrace [Chapter 1]. Douglas, Isle of Man, Oak Tree Press, 2006 (first thus). Quarto, with a four-panel illustration from photographs by Jo Ractliffe. Cloth with paper title-labels on the front cover and around the spine; a fine copy in the cloth slipcase (together with an original four-panel digital print signed by Jo Ractliffe, in a cloth chemise within the slipcase). Notes: The second volume in the Oak Tree Press First Chapter Series (first chapters from Booker Prize-winning novels; the series is 'dedicated to children living with HIV/AIDS'). The total edition comprised 350 copies: 300 in the standard edition, numbered 36 to 335; 35 copies in the deluxe edition, numbered I-XXXV 'signed and dated by the author and photographer, hand bound and presented in a slip case with an original print by Jo Ractliffe numbered 1/35 to 35/35 [and] 15 hors d'commerce unsigned copies numbered HC I to HC XV'. This copy is number HC III; it is signed on the title page by the author, and the original panoramic print is signed and dated (2006) by Jo Ractliffe in the bottom right-hand corner (and in the left-hand corner she has inscribed it 'For J M Coetzee'). Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
Price: The 'Minerva' Journal (2000) + 3 other new accounts of voyages
PRICE, John Washington: The Minerva Journal.... A Voyage from Cork, Ireland to Sydney, New South Wales, 1798-1800. Transcribed and edited with an Introduction by Pamela Jeanne Fulton. Carlton, Miegunyah Press, 2000. Large quarto; papered boards; a fine copy with the near-fine dustwrapper. Notes: + HUGEL, Baron Charles von: New Holland Journal. November 1833 - October 1834 (Miegunyah Press, 1994; a fine copy with the fine dustwrapper). + DAVID, Andrew: The Voyage of HMS Herald to Australia and the South-west Pacific, 1852-1861, under the Command of Captain Henry Mangles Denham (Miegunyah Press, 1995). + ABBOTT, Brian: Phillip Parker King, 1791-1856. A Most Admirable Australian (Armidale, 2012). [4 items]. Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
D'Albertis: New Guinea. What I Did and What I Saw (1881, second edition)
D'ALBERTIS, Luigi Maria: New Guinea. What I Did and What I Saw. London, 1881 (second edition)/ 1880. Octavo, two volumes, with 4 chromolithographs (of birds) and a folding map. Contemporary half calf and marbled papered boards, all edges and endpapers marbled; spines gilt-decorated in compartments, with contrasting leather title-labels (partially missing); leather rubbed at the extremities and at high spots on the (sunned) spine, with minor wear to the corners and the head of the spines; no half-title to the first volume (but apparently as issued?); short tear to the stub of the map sealed with a piece of clear tape; internally in excellent condition, and with the title-labels renewed, it would be a more than decent set. Notes: Accounts of the author's expeditions, from those in 1871-73 with Beccari, to his three explorations along the Fly River in 1875, 1876 and 1878. Ferguson 8921. [2 items]. Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers
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