The entire output of stand-alone works published by Cecily Crozier under the imprint '"A Comment" Publication', offered as one lot. Australian Modernism, 'A Comment' Publications.
The entire output of stand-alone works published by Cecily Crozier under the imprint '"A Comment" Publication', offered as one lot
The entire output of stand-alone works published by Cecily Crozier under the imprint '"A Comment" Publication', offered as one lot
The entire output of stand-alone works published by Cecily Crozier under the imprint '"A Comment" Publication', offered as one lot
The entire output of stand-alone works published by Cecily Crozier under the imprint '"A Comment" Publication', offered as one lot
The entire output of stand-alone works published by Cecily Crozier under the imprint '"A Comment" Publication', offered as one lot
The entire output of stand-alone works published by Cecily Crozier under the imprint '"A Comment" Publication', offered as one lot

The entire output of stand-alone works published by Cecily Crozier under the imprint '"A Comment" Publication', offered as one lot

As well as her signature little magazine 'A Comment', Cecily Crozier published four other little-known and now extremely scarce titles. All were printed by The Bradley Printers, Malvern, and three follow closely the format and bold designs seen in the magazine. This group includes all four titles, with two of the titles present in two variant issues. They are:

(1) Crozier, Cecily (editor): 'Tails Up' (circa 1941). Flush-cut wrappers printed in three colours. A delightful children's anthology, comprising stories and poems by Crozier's cousins Sylvia and Eila Green. Printed on brown paper, with charming illustrations in three colours after linocuts by her cousin and husband Irvine Green (in near-fine condition).

(2) Another copy, a variant issue in overlapping jade green card covers lettered and decorated in black (in near-fine condition).

(3) Shapiro, Karl: 'The Place of Love' (1942). The issue in grey-green cloth lettered in dark green on the spine (in very good condition). This copy is inscribed and signed 'Mar 1943. For Meg dear, from another Yank in Australia, Jean Possum Purcell'. The poet Karl Shapiro (1911-2000), an American serviceman based in Australia during the Second World War, was Cecily Crozier's lover at the time. This was only his second book of verse. Loosely inserted is a photocopy of a 1966 letter from Shapiro noting the scarcity of this work: 'I have sometimes thought of reprinting the book but have never gotten round to it'.

(4) Another copy, the standard issue in card covers (a little stained; overall, in very good condition). With the contemporary ownership details of 'Marie Reay 1943' inside the front cover; Marie Olive Reay (1922-2004) later became an Australian anthropologist, well known for her work in the New Guinea Highlands.

(5) Ashworth, Arthur: 'Childs [sic] Journey and Obsequies in Grisailles' (circa 1943). The first of these two little-known poems is a polemic for peace, including dark parodies of nursery rhymes ('Come, come Mr Krupp, have you any guns? | Yes Sir, yes Sir! Tons and tons. | Some for the English and some for the huns. | So pay your money, and give 'em to your sons'). Printed on brown paper, with striking anti-war illustrations in red after linocuts by Green.

(6) L'Homme qui rit (pseudonym of Louis Thomas Dimes): 'Plain Talk on Ulysses (James Joyce)' (circa 1943). Printed in red and black on brown paper (in excellent condition).

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Item #122436

Price (AUD): $4,000.00