Adelaide, University of Adelaide Foundation, 1988. The contents include 'The History of Poetry in South Australia' (Sesquicentenary Public Lecture, June 30th, 1986). This copy is warmly inscribed to Christopher Pearson, dated (22 August 1988) and signed by the author, poet and erstwhile Chief Justice of South Australia and Chancellor of the University of Adelaide.
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Adelaide, Wakefield Press, 1988. Warmly inscribed ('To Maurice, my fellow luncher on Saturdays, my fellow explorer in linguistics') signed and dated (23 April 1988) by the author, poet and erstwhile Chief Justice of South Australia and Chancellor of the University of Adelaide. Maurice O'Brien was a minor literary editor.
Adelaide, Wakefield Press, 1988. The title page is inscribed 'To my beloved friend Walter Crocker with regards John Bray 8/7/88'. The Honourable Dr John Jefferson Bray AC QC (1912-1995), was the South Australian Chief Justice and Chancellor of the University of Adelaide. Sir Walter Russell Crocker (1902-2002) was a career...
Deakin, Officina Brindabella [Brindabella Press], 1987. Number 185 of 260 copies signed by the author. The fourteenth book of the Brindabella Press. Loosely inserted is the original three-colour four-page prospectus, and a friendly hand-written signed note from Alec Bolton to 'Dear Carmen', hoping to catch up with her at 'Gael Newton's exhibition'.
New York and London, The Mystery League, 1932. Bruce Manning was a Hollywood filmmaker and screenwriter who gained entry into movies following the success of the novel 'The Invisible Host' (1930, later filmed as 'The Ninth Guest') which Manning co-wrote with his wife Gwen Bristow; this is the couple's third novel.