The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke/Publisher's catalogue
Catalogue of Books
ANGUS & ROBERTSON
PUBLISHERS TO THE UNIVERSITY
9 CASTLEREAGH STREET, SYDNEY
The books in this Catalogue may be obtained through any Bookseller in Australia, New Zealand, and all other English-speaking Countries.
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The costs of postage stated herein apply only to the Commonwealth of Australia.
The Bulletin (Sydney): "'The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke' is the most typically Australian book published for a decade. Its humour, its sentiment, its genuine humanity, are expressed with feeling and an assured poetic craftsmanship. C. J. Dennis is not only an Australian poet: he is a poet."
Sydney Morning Herald: "Bill is a wholly delightful person, and from what he tells us of Doreen, she must be equally delightful… Mr. Hal Gye's illustrations deserve mention; their idea is distinctly original, and the scheme is carried out cleverly."
Daily Telegraph (Sydney): "Captivatingly fresh and original… The verse is very human and clean, and its appeal is universal, for it depicts the simple emotions that are not confined to the class that uses dialect… Sure to be popular, because it has the qualities of humour and lifelikeness. Also the feeling in it rings true."
The Argus (Melbourne): "The genuine humour of these larrikin love poems is all the more effective because beneath the surface fun there is a suggestion of deeper feelings that ennoble men and unite them in the bonds of common fellowship."
The Age (Melbourne): "'The Sentimental Bloke' is a striking conception and his portrayal masterly."
The Herald (Melbourne): "The Bloke is a character who is likely long to remain deservedly popular in this country's literature. 'The sonnet shining in the eyes' has been fixed by Mr. Dennis in what is certainly a classic of its class, and he secures an effect of true poetry without straining a simile or defying the canons of Australia's colloquial speech."
Queenslander: "A well-printed, cleverly-illustrated, and pleasant to handle little volume. The humour of the 'Sentimental Bloke' has an exquisite quality, its sentiment a tenderness, and its philosophy a soundness which compel attention… genuine poetry… a sensitive appreciation of the beautiful… wholesome philosophy… admirable verses."
By Will Lawson. With portrait. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Bertram Stevens. With numerous portraits. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
This book is thoroughly representative of the best Australian verse, and, although intended mainly as a selection suitable for young folks, it contains many pieces favoured by older readers. A number of the poems are not obtainable in any other book.
Edited, with Introduction and Notes, by Bertram Stevens. New (fourth) edition, revised and enlarged. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Athenaeum: "May be regarded as representative of the best short pieces written by Australians or inspired by life in Australia or New Zealand."
London: Macmillan & Co., Limited.
As finally revised by the author, re-arranged and printed from new type, with photogravure portrait. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
The Times: "This collection of the works of the Queensland poet, who has for a generation deservedly held a high place in Australian literature, well deserves study."
Daily News: "In turning over the pages of this volume, one is struck by his breadth, his versatility, his compass, as evidenced in theme, sentiment, and style."
By Barcroft Henry Boake. Second edition, revised and enlarged, with memoir, portraits, and 32 illustrations. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
J. Brunton Stephens, in The Bulletin: "Boake's work is often praised for its local colour; but it has something better than that. It has atmosphere—Australian atmosphere, that makes you feel the air of the place—breathe the breath of the life."
AT DAWN AND DUSK: Poems.
By Victor J. Daley. Fourth edition. With photogravure portrait. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Bookman: "These verses are full of poetic fancy musically expressed."
Sydney Morning Herald: "The indefinable charm is here, and the spell, and the music.… A distinct advance for Australian verse in ideality, in grace and polish, in the study of the rarer forms of verse, and in the true faculty of poetic feeling and expression."
WINE AND ROSES: A New Volume of Poems.
By Victor J. Daley. With portrait. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Daily Telegraph: "Most of his verse is tinged with sadness—as in most Irish poetry—but there is a fine imaginative quality that lifts it to a far higher plane than that of the conventional melancholy rhymer. There are poems in this book that recall the magic of Rossetti… Victor Daley has left his mark in the beginnings of an Australian literature."
By John Farrell. Fourth edition. With memoir, appreciations, and photogravure portrait. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Melbourne Age: "Farrell's contributions to the literature of this country were always distinguished by a fine, stirring optimism, a genuine sympathy, and an idealistic sentiment, which in the book under notice find their fullest expression."
By A. B. Paterson. Fifty-eighth thousand. With photogravure portrait and vignette title. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Athenaeum: "Swinging, rattling ballads of ready humour, ready pathos, and crowding adventure… Stirring and entertaining ballads about great rides, in which the lines gallop like the very hoofs of the horses."
London: Macmillan & Co., Limited.
By A. B. Paterson. Seventeenth thousand. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Spectator: "There is no mistaking the vigour of Mr. Paterson's verse; there is no difficulty in feeling the strong human interest which moves in it."
London: Macmillan & Co., Limited.
By George Essex Evans. Second edition, with portrait. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Glascow Herald: "There is… the breath of that apparently immortal spirit which has inspired… almost all that is best in English higher song."
The Bookman: "Mr. Evans has written many charming and musical poems… many pretty and haunting lines."
By Henry Lawson. Twentieth thousand. With photogravure portrait. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
The Academy: "These ballads (for such they mostly are) abound in spirit and manhood, in the colour and smell of Australian soil. They deserve the popularity which they have won in Australia, and which, we trust, this edition will now give them in England."
By Henry Lawson Eighteenth thousand. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
New York Journal: "Such pride as a man feels when he has true greatness as his guest, this newspaper feels in introducing to a million readers a man of ability hitherto unknown to them. Henry Lawson is his name."
By Henry Lawson. Tenth thousand. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (Postage 2d.)
The Spectator: "A good deal of humour, a great deal of spirit, and a robust philosophy are the main characteristics of these Australian poets Because they write of a world they know, and of feelings they have themselves shared in, they are far nearer the heart of poetry than the most accomplished devotees of a literary tradition."
By Henry Lawson. Twentieth thousand. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Daily Chronicle: "Will well sustain the reputation its author has already won as the best writer of Australian short stories and sketches."
By Will H. Ogilvie. Revised edition, completing twentieth thousand. With portrait. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
Scotsman: "Its verses draw their natural inspiration from the camp, the cattle trail, and the bush; and their most characteristic and compelling rhythms from the clatter of horses' hoofs."
By Will H. Ogilvie. Fourth thousand. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.}
Daily Telegraph: "Will be welcomed by all who love the stirring music and strong masculine feeling of this poet's verse."
By Henry Lawson. With eight illustrations by F. P. Mahony. Thirty-second thousand. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
The Academy: " A book of honest, direct, sympathetic, humorous writing about Australia from within is worth a library of travellers' tales… The result is a real book—a book in a hundred. His language is terse, supple, and richly idiomatic. He can tell a yarn with the best."
By Henry Lawson. Eleventh thousand. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
The Bulletin: " These stories are the real Australia, written by the foremost living Australian author… Lawson's genius remains as vivid and human as when he first boiled his literary billy."
By Henry Lawson. Eleventh thousand. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d.; full morocco, gilt edges, 6s. (postage 2d.)
The Athenaeum: "This is a long way the best work Mr. Lawson has yet given us. These stories are so good that (from the literary point of view of course) one hopes they are not autobiographical. As autobiography they would be good, as pure fiction they are more of an attainment."
London: Wm. Blackwood & Sons.
Uniformly bound in fancy boards with cloth back. 6s. (postage 3d.) per volume.
THE GARDEN OF KAMA.
Daily Chronicle: "No one has so truly interpreted the Indian mind no one, transcribing Indian thought into our literature, has retained so high and serious a level, and quite apart from the rarity of themes and setting the verses remain true poems."
STARS OF THE DESERT.
Outlook: "It is not merely that these verses describe Oriental scenes and describe them with vividness, there is a feeling in the rhythm a timbre of the words that seems akin to the sand and palm-trees and the changeless East."
Spectator: "The poetry of Laurence Hope must hold a unique place in modern letters. No woman has written lines so full of a strange primeval savagery a haunting music the living force of poetry."
London: William Heinemann.
By Dorothea Mackellar. Cloth gilt, gilt top, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
Sydney Morning Herald: "She possesses to a remarkable degree the faculty of conjuring up before our eyes an extraordinarily vivid picture in a single line or even a word or two. Miss Mackellar can grasp the essential spirit of a scene, and what is rarer still, can find words to make us, too, see it, where before we have been blind."
London: J. M. Dent & Co., Ltd.
TO-MORROW: A Dramatic Sketch of the Character and Environment of Robert Greene.
By J. Le Gay Brereton. Paper cover, 1s. 6d. (postage 1d.)
Sydney Morning Herald: "The first Australian play of literary worth."
By Colonel J. A. Kenneth Mackay. Cloth gilt, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
Sydney Morning Herald: "A charming and interesting little book… they live and breathe, and he has contrived to make actual to us those remote and almost incredible days… Mr. Smith's admirable illustrations are an equally important feature of the book, which, in addition to its interest, presents a great antiquarian value."
By Henry Lawson. With picture cover (Commonwealth Series), 1s. (postage 1d.)
Queensland Times: "These stories show Lawson at his best, and Lawson at his best is not to be beaten by short story writers in current literature."
AN OUTBACK MARRIAGE: A Story of Australian Life.
By A. B. Paterson. Ninth thousand, with picture cover (Commonwealth Series), 1s. (postage 1d.)
Scotsman: "The chief virtue of the book lies in its fresh and vivid presentment of the wild life and the picturesque manners of the Australian bush, while in form and style it claims recognition as a work of considerable literary distinction."
Collected and edited by A. B. Paterson. Thirteenth thousand, with picture cover (Commonwealth Series), 1s. (postage 1d.)
Daily Telegraph: "Rude and rugged these old bush songs are, but they carry in their vigorous lines the very impress of their origin and of their genuineness… Mr. Paterson has done his work like an artist."
By L. H. Allen. Paper boards, 1s. (postage 1d.)
Sydney Morning Herald: "Mr. Allen is one of the select band who are saturated with classic lore and who seek to translate the beings of pagan mythology to the Australian bush. 'Gods and Wood Things' contains both prose and verse—the latter rhapsodical, the former mystical."
By Amy Eleanor Mack. Second edition, with coloured illustrations and decorated cloth cover, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
Academy: "It is not often that we have the pleasure to welcome from Australia a book of so many charming short stories as are contained in the volume before us."
Scotsman: "Charming and simple nursery tales, appetisingly touched with local colour of the Bush."
Birmingham Daily Post: "There is a daintiness and distinct charm in these fairy tales."
By Amy Eleanor Mack. With coloured and other illustrations and decorated cloth cover, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
These stories are written in the same happy vein as "Bushland Stories." Miss Mack's intense love of nature is reflected in all her books, and her readers, both young and old, are at once attracted by the natural ring of her work.
GEM OF THE FLAT: A Story of Young Australians.
By Constance Mackness. With coloured and other illustrations and decorated cloth cover, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
"Gem of the Flat" is a story of Australian bush children. The local colouring is distinctly good; the children are alive, and talk like real children; the incidents are natural and well described. The style is fresh, the dialogue well managed, and the story as a whole is interesting and pleasant, with a good tone about it.
Sydney Morning Herald: "'Dot and the Kangaroo' is without doubt one of the most charming books that could be put into the hands of a child. It is admirably illustrated by Frank P. Mahony, who seems to have entered thoroughly into the animal world of Australia. The story is altogether Australian.… It is told so simply, and yet so artistically, that even the 'grown-ups' amongst us must enjoy it."
The Times: "A monument of industry."
By K. R. Cramp, M.A., Examiner, N.S.W. Department of Public Instruction. With portraits and illustrations. Second edition, revised. Cloth gilt, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
N.S.W. Public Instruction Gazette: "Not only sound and scholarly, but is written by a teacher of long experience.… Has the additional advantage of being absolutely up to date.… Altogether an admirable piece of work.… An interesting, very helpful, and very necessary handbook."
From the Earliest Times to the Present Day.
By Arthur W. Jose, Author of "The Growth of the Empire." Fifth edition, thoroughly revised, with many new maps and illustrations from rare originals in the Mitchell Library. Cloth gilt, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
The Bulletin: "It is the most complete handbook on the subject available; the tone is judicial and the workmanship thorough.… The new chapter on Australian Literature is the best view yet presented."
By H. E. Barff, M.A., Registrar. With numerous illustrations. Cloth gilt, 7s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
Published some years ago in connection with the Jubilee Celebrations of the University, this volume contains the official record of its foundation and growth.
By Robert A. Dallen. With 68 illustrations from photographs. Crown 4to, 3s. 6d. (postage 1d.)
Edited by Sibella Macarthur Onslow. With coloured plates and numerous fascimile reproductions of original documents. Cloth gilt, 15s. (postage 6d.)
Sydney Morning Herald: "No man ever entered on a better fight with his fellow citizens, with the Governors, with the British Government, with the scientists, with the judicial authorities, indeed with almost every authority that was there to be fought, than John Macarthur when he undertook singlehanded the great fight which finally established the wool industry in Australia."
Uniform with the above.
The Bulletin: "Will take its place as one of the great biographies in our language. The inexplicable fact that hitherto no full biography of the first man to circumnavigate Australia has appeared is also a fortunate fact. Flinders has waited a century for his biographer, and it was worth this silence of a hundred years to find Ernest Scott.… And to this fervour of research must be added Ernest Scott's lucid literary style and his interest in the personal side of his subject. Equipment, style, sympathy, and his subject combine to make a brilliant achievement in biography.… A word must in mere justice be added in praise of the publishers. The appearance of the book is worthy of its contents."
By Professor Ernest Scott. With Chart of Voyages in the Pacific, and 13 illustrations. Cloth, 3s. 6d. (postage 1d.)
This story of Lapérouse's work as an explorer and his close association with Australia is a most important contribution to our history. The illustrations are from authentic sources and very interesting.
Sydney Morning Herald: "This book can be taken into the bush and by its aid practically any flower identified without previous knowledge of botany. It is a book that has been badly needed."
AUSTRALIAN WILD FLOWERS: Second Series
These are the best representation by photography of Australian wild flowers, and are particularly suitable for sending to friends abroad.
An Analytical Key to the Flowering Plants (except Grasses and Rushes) and Ferns of the State, with a list of native plants discovered since 1893.
By W. A. Dixon, F.I.C., F.C.S. With Glossary and 49 diagrams. Cloth gilt, 3s. 6d. (postage 2d.)
By Amy Eleanor Mack. Third edition, revised, with 42 photographs of birds, flowers, bush scenes, etc. Cloth, 3s. 6d. (postage 1d.)
Literary World: "A pleasant little book… There is much to interest those who have no personal knowledge of the antipodes… and to those who know the country, the vivid descriptions will bring back many happy recollections."
By Amy Eleanor Mack. With 39 photographs. Cloth (uniform with "A Bush Calendar"), 3s. 6d. (postage 1d.)
T.P.'s Weekly (London): "A delightful book of descriptive studies in nature."
A Monograph of the Australian Rhopalocera.
Nature (London) says: "The study of the butterflies of Australia is certain to be greatly advanced by the appearance of this admirable work, containing 43 excellent quarto plates, of which 4 are coloured. In addition to this abundant and most necessary illustration in plates, the reader is provided with numbers of text-figures as well as a valuable map-index of localities.… A concluding section, with 'Notes on Collecting and Collections,' complete the work by rendering it a sufficient guide to the beginner. The keen Australian naturalist is now provided with a foundation upon which to build."
By C. A. Süssmilch, F.G.S. Second edition, thoroughly revised and greatly enlarged, with folding coloured map and 100 other maps and illustrations. Cloth gilt, 7s. 6d. (postage 3d.)
Australian Mining Standard: "Students are greatly indebted to Mr. Süssmilch for the able manner in which he has presented in compact form all that is known at the present time on the subject.… The illustrations throughout are excellent, but the coloured geological map which serves as a frontispiece is a model of what such a map should be, avoiding the opposite evils of overcrowding and meagreness. Mr. Süssmilch's book should be of value, not only to students in the colleges, but to those practical miners who are also students."
By William Douglas Cruickshank, M. I. Mech. E., late Chief Engineering Surveyor, New South Wales Government. Second edition, revised and enlarged, with 70 illustrations. Cloth gilt, 15s. (postage 3d.)
Journal of the Marine Engineers' Association: "A practical treatise on the construction and management of steam boilers… will be found of great value to practical engineers."