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Cat 387, Item 28

PENZIG, Edgar F. BULLETS, BLADES AND BRAVERY. Stories and Weapons of Australia’s Wild Colonial Days. Katoomba. Tranter Enterprises. 1990. Roy.8vo. Col.ill.bds. 206pp. Many b/w ills. Fine. 1st ed. This copy is un-numbered & unsigned. Edgar Penzig’s comprehensive account of the weapons used during the Colonial period from 1850 to 1900. It includes weapons used by the police, voluntary military units, bushrangers, & settlers.

Cat 387, Item 10

DENNIS, C. J. THE SENTIMENTAL BLOKE. Introduction by Melbert B. Cary Jr., the founder of the Press who dedicated his Press to fine editions of books he believed to be of interest and overlooked. Press of the Wooly Whale. 1932 12mo. Or.qt.linen & decorated bds. 91pp. uncut. plus 6pp. glossary of Australian terms at the back. Decorative headpieces. Very good copy. The true 1st American ed. as a 1916 edition was incomplete and published just to establish copyright. A handsome private press edition with no number specified though McLaren suggested as few as 250. The volume hand-set with type designed by Rudolf Koch. Very Scarce

Cat 387, Item 17

IDRIESS, Ion L. MADMAN’S ISLAND. Idriess’s rare first book. Syd. Cornstalk Publishing Company. 1927. cloth with black lettering. Dustjacket. 228pp. Two b/w plates. Very good copy. 1st ed. The extremely rare first edition of the author’s first book based on his diaries. This with the even rarer dustjacket. There is a little foxing and a few minor tears to the dustjacket, else an excellent copy.

Cat 387, Item 51

JOHNSON, Vivien. THE ART OF CLIFFORD POSSUM TJAPALTJARRI. Syd. Gordon & Breach. 1994. 4to. Or.bds. Dustjacket. 177pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. Sl.foxing on endpapers else a very good copy. 1st ed. Scarce. A comprehensive account of the life & work of one of Australia’s most extraordinary indigenous artists, with detailed annotations of over 60 major paintings.

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