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This illustrated guide to the paperback books published in Australia from approximately 1945 to 1970 is a unique and invaluable resource to the collector.
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Book Description Gryphon Books, Brooklyn, New York, 1994. Pictorial Wraps. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. The Australian Vintage Paperback Guide. Compiled by Graeme Flanagan. With a foreword by Graeme Flanagan. Afterword by Gary Lovisi. Numerous b&w illustrations throughout. Contents in five parts: Horwitz Books; Horwitz Books - Single Author Series; Cleveland Publishing Company; Original Novels Foundation; Other Publishers. A Gryphon Books Original. From copyright page: "This is an original publication of Gryphon Books and contains new and hitherto unpublished material on and about Australian paperbacks and Australian publishing. This book has never before appeared in print". This copy includes FIVE EXTRA ITEMS laid in, as follows: 1 - Typed Letter Signed by compiler Graeme Flanagan (dated 26 July 1994, regarding publication of the book); 2 - Typed Letter Signed by Graeme Flanagan (dated 7 November 1994, regarding the book and particular items); 3 - Copy of a Typed Letter Signed by Jack Bradstreet (dated 25 July 1994, regarding payment for the book); 4 - Copy of a Typed Letter Signed by Jack Bradstreet (dated 4 November 1994, regarding receiving the book and a particular item); 5 - Magazine article by James Cockington regarding this title (single page, from The Age newspaper Good Weekend magazine, 23 July 1994). Related correspondence between the compiler, Graeme Flanagan, and Jack Bradstreet, who was the former owner of Bradstreet's Bookshop. The book was purchased during the closing-down-sale of Bradstreet's Bookshop in Hawthorn, its closure in 2015 being the sad loss of another good local bookshop. Printed in the USA. Bound in original white printed wraps, in publisher's unclipped pictorial dustjacket. PLEASE NOTE: Binding cracked both in middle & at rear, with a few pages almost detached (but holding & complete), otherwise a nice clean softcover copy. 224pp + 4pp advertisements. Scarce title, unique copy with extra related items laid in. RARE. SB-16. Size: 21.5 x 14cm. Signed. Seller Inventory # 026859