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THE ADVENTURES OF CLARA CHUFF
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THE ADVENTURES OF CLARA CHUFF

By Harrison, Harry

London: Hulton Press, 1956. 89pp., sketch-art illustrated throughout, including title page and endpapers: b/white and two-colour (Illustrator: Dorothy Craigie). Book clean and square. Spine firm, bumped on head and heel. Plain green boards minimally bumped on foredge corners only. Textblock edges flecked, else leaves clean. Colour-art illustrated (Dorothy Craigie), loose-plastic protected dustjacket tape-stained on rear flap, significantly edgeworn, with jagged folds and a thumbnail size piece excised from lower front panel. Clara Chuff was a B.B.C. Children's Hour favourite to many thousands of listeners in post-war Britain, and in this book Dorothy Craigie has adapted (and illustrated) five Clara Chuff stories by Harry Harrison, for children to enjoy . . . Contents include: Prelims., The Courage of Clara. The Shunting of Cissie. The Affair of the Superior Suitcase. The Flying Scarecrow. The Interrupted Concert. Book weight approx. 245g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$31.70

THE BLUE OPAL: An Adventure with Jenny and Sue Through the Vast Pacific
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THE BLUE OPAL: An Adventure with Jenny and Sue Through the Vast Pacific

By MacPherson, Bruce and June

Caringbah, NSW, Australia : Young Australian Books No publication date (S.L.V. suggests 1965). Cited in Marcie Muir "A Bibliography of Australian Children's Books", 4708. Illustrated throughout with colour and b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine minimally bumped on head and heel (no splits or chips). Colour-illustrated (including 'Qantas' sponsored map on rear board) gloss boards nominally bumped only. Textblock firmly sewn and attached, very minor biopredation on last two leaves and rear pastedown (no text loss), else leaves unmarked. A stand-alone, fourth title in the 'True Australian Series'. Using a clever technique of photographing inanimate dolls against natural background, the author/s and photographers have written the story of Jenny and Sue and their travels through the Pacific in a quest to help their mermaid friend Melissa find her lost string of pearls. A wise old goanna assists them by giving Jenny and Sue a flashing blue opal - a lucky, magic stone he assures them will lead to the lost string of pearls . . . Book weight approx. 195g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$26.77

CHRISTMAS-TREE LAND  (Facsimile Edition)
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CHRISTMAS-TREE LAND (Facsimile Edition)

By Molesworth, Mrs

London: Macmillan's Children's Books, 1981. (ix), + 223pp., unpaginated b/white art-drawings throughout (including frontispiece) by Walter Crane (1845-1915). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over charcoal cloth boards, lightly bumped on heel of spine else boards undamaged. Teal tinted endpapers and textblock top edge. Attached ribbon bookmark. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn and bumped only. 'Christmas-Tree Land' is a stand-alone title in the Macmillan Facsimile Classics series. It tells the story of Rollo and Maia, two young children who go to stay with their cousin in 'Christmas-Tree' land - an enchanting country of fir trees and a fairy-tale castle . . . Contents include: Prelims., 12 chapters. Book weight approx. 390g. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. Illus. by Walter Crane. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$15.50

ROMANY WOOD
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ROMANY WOOD

By Beshlie, with Walser, David

St Albans, Herts., and London : Granada (Hart-Davis), 1974. Unpaginated (24 pages). Monochrome, sketch-illustrated endpapers. Colour-art illustrations (Beshlie) on recto pages, with text and small colour illustration on verso pages throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated (Beshlie), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, and slightly bumped only. Travelling the countryside living a gypsy life, together with her Romany husband, they live in a caravan with innumerable small creatures for company. A keen eye for botany, and an immense artistic talent, together with the animals in her company, blend beautifully in these stories . . . Book weight approx. 300g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.68

MICHAEL THE MALLEE CHICK IN SEARCH OF A MOTHER
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MICHAEL THE MALLEE CHICK IN SEARCH OF A MOTHER

By Barnard, Peggy

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Consolidated Press, 1946. Unpaginated (32 pages). Saddle-stitched, staplebound landscape format. Staples clean and firm. Colour-art illustrated (Mollie Quick) stiff card cover lightly edgeworn, with a name written on front, plus a noticeable beverage stain on rear cover and small area adjacent to front foredge. Monochrome printed verso of card cover. Colour-art illustrations throughout by Mollie Quick. "Under a big Coolabah tree in the bush of Northern Queensland the busy little bush turkeys had built their mound of grass and leaves . . . " Book weight approx. 110g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover (Staplebound). Good. Illus. by Mollie Quick. 12mo (Oblong/Landscape Format).

$14.09

KIA AND ORA KANGAROO
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KIA AND ORA KANGAROO

By Rayner, Barbara

Burra, South Australia : Author (Barbara Rayner), 2004. 42pp. Oblong (landscape) format. Illustrated throughout: several candid photographic colour plates, plus colour art by Glenys Christopher, with small, black silhouette illustrations randomly sited. Book clean. Spine firm and 'square'. Colour-illustrated (Glenys Christopher) gloss boards negligibly edge-bumped only. Written by 'Gran' Rayner for her grandchildren during 1975, remaining unpublished until 2004. The story of Kia and Ora, very rare and beautiful Australian bush creatures; they are twin baby kangaroos. Kia and Ora are strange names, but their parents Mummyroo and Big Red always name their babies after the property where they were living when the joey first tumbles out - in this case Kia-ora Station in South Australia. Book weight approx. 385g. . First Edition. Hardcover (Oblong). Near Fine. Illus. by Glenys Christopher. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.18

ELMER RIDES THE RAILS
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ELMER RIDES THE RAILS

By Cook, Patrick

Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Puffin Books (Penguin Books), 1991. 87pp., plus (iii). Intext, b/white sketch-illustrations by Patrick Cook. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-art illustrated (Patrick Cook) gloss card wrapper nominally edgeworn, plus a minor storage pressure mark on front wrap. Textblock lightly tanned, else unmarked. The fourth title in author/cartoonist/columnist Patrick Cook's 'Elmer' series finds Elmer the rat and his friend Alma living in the country. They soon find themselves far from home and in peril from a hungry hawk, some silly mice, a rat hunt, a nasty engine-driver, and lots of other assorted dangers . . . Book weight approx. 95g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Thus, 1st Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. Illus. by Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.73

LOVELEAVES RETURNS TO THE BUSH
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LOVELEAVES RETURNS TO THE BUSH

By Pixie O'Harris

Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia: Dent Australia, 1988. 22pp., colour-art illustrations by Pixie O'Harris. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Faint foxing spots to first and last pages, else leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated gloss boards very good+. From the rear panel: "This charming story tells of how Loveleaves, a koala who had been cared for by a human family from a very young age, learns to live in the Australian bush again . . . " Book weight approx. 225g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.27

PUNCH AND JUDY
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PUNCH AND JUDY

By Weatherly, F.E.

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: View Productions, 1987. Unpaginated (50 pages). First edition facsimile colour plates throughout (Artwork: Patty Townsend). Book clean, bright gilt title over minimally bumped and canted spine. Plain boards undamaged. Slight wave to several leaves, else textblock clean. Colour-art illustrated (Patty Townsend), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, with a short closed tear. "A facsimile from the original publication of 1887." Book weight approx. 450g. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Patty Townsend. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.57

THORN CASTLE : Book One of The Sorcerer's Tower
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THORN CASTLE : Book One of The Sorcerer's Tower

By Irvine, Ian

Malvern, South Australia: Omnibus Books (Scholastic Australia), 2008. 79pp., b/white art illustrations by D.M. Cornish. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to rear panel. "The orphan Tamly and his best friend Kym are as different as fire and snow. Kym has magic coming out of her fingers, and Tamly has none at all. When their village is threatened by bad magic, this unlikely pair will need to use their combined talents to steal the Book of Spells from the evil sorcerer Lord Harshax. Book One in the fast-paced magic adventure series by world famous fantasy author Ian Irvine." Book weight approx. 100g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. Illus. by D.M. Cornish. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.61

MADELINE AND THE GYPSIES
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MADELINE AND THE GYPSIES

By Bemelmans, Ludwig

London: Andre Deutsch, 1979. 56pp., colour-art endpapers, plus like-full page art-illustrations (some two-colour only), all by Ludwig Bemelmans, throughout. Book clean, mildly canted spine and shelfwear. Colour-art illustrated (Bemelmans) boards lightly bumped on lower foredge corner of front board, else very good. Textblock unmarked. Art-illustrated (identical to boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, nipped and edgeworn, with a closed tear on rear panel. (Indicated on jacket flap is 'third impression' - book is fifth impression - however the boards/jacket imagery is identical). A title in the ever-popular 'Madeline' series. "In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines . . . " Book weight approx. 502g. . 5th Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.61

THE HAMLYN BOOK OF WOODWORKING
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THE HAMLYN BOOK OF WOODWORKING

By O'Donoghue, Declan (Consultant)

London: Hamlyn, 1997. 232pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout by Colin Bowling and Paul Forrester, b/white diagrams. Several foldout pages. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss illustrated boards undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn. Contents include: Introduction, The Home Workshop, Tools, Power Tools, Basic Techniques, Fittings, Finishing, Joints and Jointmaking, Design and Drawing, Veneering, Woodturning, Woodcarving, Woods and Materials, Plans, Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 1.6 KG. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.14

THE TWILIGHT BOOK
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THE TWILIGHT BOOK

By Boatfield, Jonny

London: Bloomsbury, 2000. Unpaginated (28pp.). Colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Colour illustrated boards undamaged. Leaves clean and crisp. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased only. "Read on and enjoy this very interactive, inventive picture book. It is more than a story about a boy trying to rescue a little girl. It is also a game of search and find. A taxing, challenging adventure sure to give you hours and hours of fun . . . ." Book weight approx. 440g. . Second Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$7.05

LOST LAGOON : A Pacific Adventure
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LOST LAGOON : A Pacific Adventure

By Sperry, Armstrong

London: John Lane the Bodley Head, 1950. 160pp., b/white chapter-header and intext illustrations by the author. Book clean and square. Green boards and spine mildly bumped. A small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, slightly flecked on textblock top edge, else leaves lightly tanned. Art-illustrated (author), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn with nips, chipped folds and biopredation holes on rear foredge flap. Uniformly tanned. Juvenile adventure set in the Pacific. "When he set out from his home in Tahiti to travel to San Francisco, Judd Anders never dreamed that shortly he would be navigating the brig 'Island Queen' in search of Vana Vana - the Lost Lagoon. Nor did he imagine that he would be so often in peril of his life - not only from hurricanes, tiger-sharks, and the like, but also from the treacherous owner of the ship, Axel Bergstrom, and his deaf-mute companion, twisted alike in body and in mind." Book weight approx. 425g. . U.K. Edition, 2nd Impression . Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.68

GOOD NIGHT, ME
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GOOD NIGHT, ME

By Daddo, Andrew

Sydney, NSW, Australia: Hachette Children's Books, 2006. Unpaginated (32pp.). Colour-art illustrations by Emma Quay. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper near fine. "Someone's ready for bed, but it's going to take a long, long time to say goodnight! . . . " Book weight approx. 205g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Reprint. Softcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Emma Quay . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.34

BEST MATE
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BEST MATE

By Morpurgo, Michael

London: HarperCollins Children's Books, 2007. 219pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a soft corner crease to rear panel. "When Patrick saves a litter of greyhound puppies from the canal, he can't bear to hand them all over to the RSPCA . . . Patrick christens his puppy Best Mate, and that's what he becomes . . . " Book weight approx. 241g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Uncorrected Proof. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected Bound Proof.

$12.68

FAIREST
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FAIREST

By Levine, Gail Carson

New York: HarperCollins Children's Books, 2006. 328pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has a very small, soft corner crease to front panel. "In this spellbinding tale filled with humour, adventure, romance and song, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine invites you to join Aza as she discovers how exquisite she truly is." Book weight approx. 400g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Uncorrected Proof. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Uncorrected Proof Copy.

$9.16

A COYOTE'S IN THE HOUSE
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A COYOTE'S IN THE HOUSE

By Leonard, Elmore

London: Puffin Books, 2004. 147pp., b/white line-drawn illustrations by Lauren Child. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally indented. In this, Elmore Leonard's first novel for children, the characters include Antwan, a coyote, and Buddy, an aging doggy movie star. Book weight approx. 260g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good +. Illus. by Lauren Child. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.68

TOWN HALL : Local Government at Work in Britain Today
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TOWN HALL : Local Government at Work in Britain Today

By Glasser, Ralph

London: Century Publishing, 1984. 256pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased and indented, tiny surface abrasion to front panel. "In this illuminating and provocative study, the author reveals the dynamics in Town Hall life and shows how the reorganisation of local government in 1974 has substantially affected our attitude to those who represent us on a local level . . . " Book weight approx. 540g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.09

TALES OF MAGIC & MYSTERY
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TALES OF MAGIC & MYSTERY

Newmarket, England: Brimax Books, 1990. 157pp., colour-art illustrations throughout by Eric Kincaid. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated, gloss boards negligibly scuffed only. Numerous contents commence with "Nils in The Forest (A Danish Story)' and close with 'The Drummer'. Book weight approx. 820g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good +. Illus. by Eric Kincaid . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.27

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