The first wide-ranging historical anthology of Australian letters, this entertaining, informative, and superbly researched volume offers 201 letters, from James Cook and Arthur Phillip to Les Murray, Helen Garner, and an e-mail exchange of the 1990s.
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Brenda Niall is a former Associate Professor of English at Monash University. John Thompson is Chief Manuscripts Librarian at the National Library of Australia.
'Poignant and humorous.' Charles Osborne, Daily Telegraph, 14.8.99
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Book Description . Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001968970
Book Description . Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008320433
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Book Description Oxford University Press, USA, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0195539850
Book Description Melbourne; Oxford University Press; 1998, 1998. hardcover and dustwrapper in good condition, gift insciption (from one editor?) on title page; 321pp, heavy book which will require excess postage outside Australia. Bookseller Inventory # 73362
Book Description Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Gift inscription ffep. Crease side flap of front cover ; Index, historical collection of 200 letters 780gms weight ; 9.10 X 6.30 X 1 inches; 324 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 28187
Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford 1998, 1998. 24.0 x 16.0cms, 322pp, fine hardback & dustwrapper This book has 200 chronologically arranged letters from Australian explorers, convicts, politicians, journalists, scientists, judges, painters and musicians. Bookseller Inventory # 123040
Book Description Oxford University Press, Australia, 1998. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. xxi, + 321pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, white title there-on. Plain boards very lightly bumped on lower rear panel. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('An Australian Native, Portrait of a Lady', Tom Roberts, 1888), loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a small surface indentation to rear. From the jacket flap: "This anthology fills a surprising gap on Australian shelves. To date there has been no widespread historical collection. Brenda Niall and John Thompson have discovered a vast body of letters of the highest quality : intense, witty, political, elegiac, satirical. Chronologically arranged, the anthology contains two hundred letters, many of them published for the first time . . . " Includes Index of Writers and Index of Recipients. Book weight approx. 790g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 011745
Book Description Oxford Univ Press, Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near New. Fifth Edition. Dings to back cover o/w tight & clean & very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 002226