No Holts Barred. Richard WALSH.
No Holts Barred.


No Holts Barred.

Melbourne: Sun Books Pty. Ltd., 1966. First edition. Sq. 8vo. Stapled wrps., 92pp. "The Year's Best Cartoons", selected by Oz editor, Richard Walsh, with accompanying texts by him (and one by Richard Neville). Includes 18 cartoons by Martin Sharp that had first appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and Oz, along with work by several other artists, among them Bruce Petty, George Molnar, Aubrey Collette, Mike Glasheen, Les Tanner, Paul Rigby, Bill Green (Weg), and Will Rushton.

The book's title is a pun on the name of Australia's then prime minister, Harold Holt, who helped end the White Australia immigration policy (he disappeared without trace in December 1967 while swimming at a beach near Point Nepean, presumed drowned, arousing several conspiracy theories).

Cover slightly rubbed, with some sunning, especially to lower wrapper, o/w Very Good plus.