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The Faber Book of 20th Century Verse

By: N/A

Price: $27.00

Publisher: UK, Readers Union Group: 1975

Seller ID: 008931

Condition: Very Good

The Faber Book of Twentieth Century Verse: An Anthology of Verse in Britain 1900-1950 is a poetry anthology edited by John Heath-Stubbs and David Wright, and first published in 1953 by Faber and Faber. A selection in self-conscious contrast to the Faber Book of Modern Verse, it does not attempt to cover American poetry (beyond Eliot and Pound). Sewn-in binding in great order, clean throughout, prev owner has stickytaped a good plastic cover on the book. 347pp View more info

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The Song of Songs

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NJ, Gramercy: 1993

Seller ID: 010561

Condition: Excellent

8vo. Unpaginated. 10 colour illustrations. Publishers black cloth spine, titled in gilt, on pictorial boards. FINE condition. These poems transcend their theological meaning & radiate the passion & universality of spiritual as well as physical love. Book is pristine order & Flint's illustrations are luminous. View more info

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The Language of Love

By: Allardice, Pamela (ed)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson: 1991

Seller ID: 008945

Condition: Excellent

The book holds 68 illustrations in colour and in black and white, bibliography as well as endnotes. It covers 300 years & is a fascinating insight into the lives and loves of past and contemporary Australians. 162pp View more info

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Andrew Taylor Selected Poems 1960 1985

By: Andrew Taylor

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1988

Seller ID: 010020

Condition: Very Good

205 clean white well-bound pp View more info

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100 New Zealand Poems

By: Bill Manhire (ed)

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Auckland, Godwit: 1994

Seller ID: 010085

Condition: Very Good

Just a slight bump to upper right corner o/wise it's a beaut - unpaginated but say 150 with notes at end. 100 New Zealand Poems is a journey through the hearts and histories and landscapes of New Zealand - from the country's earliest poems to work by new poets of the 1990s.100 New Zealand Poems is an ideal source book for students of New Zealand literature of all ages but will also be a delightful read for anyone with more than a passing interest in poetry. The poems have been chosen by Bill Manhire, who also contributes an introduction and notes on each of the 100 selections. nice review her... View more info

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Australian Verse for Young People

By: Bindi-Bindi

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Qld, Bindi-Bindi Publishing, Queensland: 2000

Seller ID: 013020

Condition: Fine

Australian Verse for Young People is 56pp in pristine order & over 500g to post. A taste of Australiana via poems with a distinct Aussie flavour with samples such as At The Beach. The Bush Gymnasium, The Tennis Match of Snake Gully & the Little Bilby. Double page artwork by Lynne Wilson. Contains ten delightful stories written in rhyming verse. Imagine a crocodile and a snake going or a swim, or a discussion amongst the residents of the Australian bush regarding keeping fit. A tennis match between a wallaby and a kangaroo is not to be missed, and the Bush Band from Kakadu are samples of the ab... View more info

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The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History

By: Bobbitt, Philip

Price: $24.00

Publisher: UK, Allen Lane: 2002

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 010175

Condition: Excellent

approx 1.5kg packed for post, 922 clean white well bound pp, minor wear to corners & leading edge of dj, This ambitious book sets out to reinterpret the history of the twentieth century as a long war in which conditions of outright military confrontation or of frantic "cold" competition lasted from the outbreak of the first world war until the collapseof the Soviet Union. He goes on to argue that this long experience of war has brought about a fundamental change in the constitutional basis of sates, and explores this idea through the notion of the "market state". By clarifying ... View more info

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A Pocket Poet , Browning

By: Browning, Robert

Price: $16.00

Publisher: UK, Grange Books: 1992

Seller ID: 008919

Condition: Excellent

Patricia Machin not only illustrated but compiled this little collection of Browning's gems. Owner name 1st page, 47 clean well-bound pp. View more info

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Bruce Beaver Selected Poems 1960 19905

By: Bruce Beaver

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Australia, University of Queensland Press: 1988

Seller ID: 010021

Condition: Very Good

276 clean white well-bound pp View more info


By: Campbell David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Angus & Robertson Australia: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007856

ISBN: 0207135371

Condition: Very Good

A wonderful collection from one of Australia's finest lyric poets. View more info

Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954 to 1997. Fifth Edition.

By: Dawe, Bruce

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Longman: 1997

Seller ID: 013283

Condition: Very Good

Sometimes Gladness : Collected Poems 1954 to 1997. Fifth Edition by Bruce Dawe is 296 pp & over 500g to post. Bruce Dawe is Australia's best-selling and most popular living poet. This fifth edition of Sometimes Gladness marks its extraordinary ongoing success. All the poems which have established Dawe's reputation have been retained in this edition, and more recent poems have been included. reviewer says >>> My favourite book of poetry. I usually prefer an anthology to dip into the words of different writers, but Bruce Dawe writes with so many pens, with so many different accents, with so many... View more info

In the Company of Rilke: Why a 20th-Century Visionary Poet Speaks So Eloquently to 21st-Century Readers

By: Dowrick, Stephanie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Allen & Unwin: 2006

Inscription: Inscription and Signature of Author

Seller ID: 010336

Condition: Excellent

In the Company of Rilke is a rare book about a rare poet. Rainer Maria Rilke was a giant of twentieth-century writing who remains a visionary voice for our own time, captivating readers not only with his brilliance but also his fearlessness about the "deepest things." Speaking through his own contradictions and ambivalences, he gives readers a profound understanding of the complex beauty of human existence. review >>> I have not had much experience of poetry, but am finding Stephanie's commentary and elucidations have great clarity. I guess you would have to describe this book as deepl... View more info

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Open the Door

By: Fisher, Margery (collated)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: UK, Brockhampton Press: 1965

Edition: First

Seller ID: 008322

Condition: Very Good

Red cloth in pictorial dustwrapper which has a lovely colourful design by Ardizzone. This book offers a selection of short stories with various illustrators. They include stories by Margery Williams Bianco, Andrew Lang, Laura Ingels Wilder, Alison Uttley, Eleanor Farjeon and many others. Artists include Bawden, Ardizzone, Mary Shepard and others. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A lovely collection of stories, featuring many well loved characters of children’s fiction. View more info


By: Foley J. W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Algonquin Publishing Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006466

Condition: Good

Good condition. No inscription. Small gift from the 1920s, containing a number of small poems pertaining to greetings and the word "Hello!". Colour illustrations. View more info

The Collins Book of Australian Poetry

By: Hall, Rodney (ed)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Australia, Collins Fontana: 1984

Seller ID: 010972

Condition: Excellent

Born in Solihull, Warwickshire, England, Hall came to Australia as a child after World War II and studied at the University of Queensland. In the 1960s Hall began working as a freelance writer, and a book and film reviewer. He also worked as an actor, and was often engaged by the Australian Broadcasting Commission in Brisbane. Between 1967 and 1978 he was the Poetry Editor of The Australian. 700g & 458 crisply presented pp, this is a most interesting anthology of Australian poems, including thosen by aboriginals, the eponymous anonymous, and many well known poets such as Adam Lindsay Gordon, B... View more info

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Hand to Hand: A Garnering with Uncollected Poems and Essays on His Life and Work

By: Hart-Smith, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, Butterfly Books: 1991

Seller ID: 008957

Condition: Very Good

This book contains a wealth of Hart-Smith's published & unpublished work, essays on his life & interviews as well as a lengthy bibliography View more info


By: Haynes Jim

Price: $45.00

Publisher: ABC Books: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007487

ISBN: 0733310222

Condition: Very Good

Very Good condition. "Verse is more than pleasant, jingling rhyme. It can document history, heroics and current events, tell stories, comment on social issues and satirise. At best it can be a subtle and satisfying form of literature, but its primary purpose is entertainment- for reading, writing, performing and listening..a portrait of Australia during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." View more info

New Approaches to Ezra Pound: A Coordinated Investigation of Pound's Poetry and Ideas

By: Hesse, Eva (ED)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: UK, Faber & Faber, London: 1969

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 010971

Condition: Excellent

700g, 406pp, - small sample >> ‘All exegesis of poetry’, Hesse suggested in her 1969 introduction to New Approaches to Ezra Pound, ‘might be regarded as being, to a significant extent, idioplasty, and as such, forming an extension of the poem read’. In addition, by ‘generating a kind of corona or chromosphere around the poem, idioplasty is liable to lead the reader to subjects that may sometimes lie far outside the specifics that the poet originally had in mind’ View more info

Elizabeth Barrett's Letters to Mrs David Ogilvy

By: Heydon & Kelley (ed)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.K., John Murray: 1974

Seller ID: 008627

Condition: Excellent

A book of letters that are "seething from end to end with passionate emotion". Thee is a birthday inscription to JE Barrett(1982). dj unclipped sewn-in pages that are bright & tight. View more info

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The Oxford Book of War Poetry

By: John Stallworthy (ed)

Price: $42.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 1984

Seller ID: 009548

Condition: Excellent

There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. The 250 poems in John Stallworthy's classic and celebrated anthology span centuries of human experience of war, from David's Lament for Saul and Jonathan, and Homer's Iliad, to the finest poems of the First and Second World Wars, and beyond. Reflecting the feelings of poets as diverse as Byron, Hardy, Owen, Sassoon, and Heaney, they chart a great shift in human awareness--from man's early celebratory "war-songs" to the twentieth century's darker poetic responses to "man's inhuma... View more info