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Angry Penguins Broadsheet.

Published: Melbourne: Reed & Harris, 1946

Stock code: 105022

Price: £2,500

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A complete set of ten issues. The Angry Penguins Broadsheet was an offshoot of the magazine, Angry Penguins, which was devoted to modernist writings. The title came from Harris’s poem, Mithridatum of Despair: “We know no mithridatum of despair/as drunks, the angry penguins of the night/straddling the cobbles of the square/tying a shoelace by fogged lamplight.” The first magazine was founded in Adelaide in 1940 by Harris and his co-editor, D. B. “Sam” Kerr, and was published irregularly, with only nine issues in total. The art patrons John and Sunday Reed, together with Max Harris, published The Broadsheet, along with the later issues of the Angry Penguins magazine itself.

10 volumes, quarto. Original paper wrappers, titles to front covers in black. Housed in a black solander box. Mildly toned; an excellent set.

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