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An Alphabet of Quadrupeds, partly selected from the Works of Old Masters, and partly drawn from Nature

by COLE, Henry

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Published
1844
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First Edition
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London: Joseph Cundall, 1844. First Edition. Berghem, Durer, Everdingen, Hondius, A. Karl du Jardin, Le Ducq, Paul Potter, Fraser Redgrave, Rembrandt, Stoop, Tempesta, Teniers, Vandervelde. First edition, uncommon. An attractive illustrated alphabet, with a charming image of a Kangaroo. Among the other plates are etchings after Rembrandt and Albrecht Durer. [Percy Muir, English Children's Books, p. 180.] Handsome… Read more
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Chilitoes

by READING, Jacqueline

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Published
1945
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First Edition
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AU$92.36

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Sydney: Jons Productions, 1945. First Edition. Jacqueline Reading. Scarce and charming Australian children's story about Peter the Penguin who protects the ice-floe. [Muir, 6254]. Oblong octavo, 28pp., 12 full-page colour plates and other black & white drawings; early gift inscription on inside cover, else a very good copy in cloth-backed pictorial boards.
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Le Buffon des Enfans ou Histoire des Animaux Les Plus Intéressans a Connaitre

by [CHILDREN] ESPEISSE, A.

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Published
1851
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Paris: Martial Ardant freres, 1851. French natural history primer named after the great 18th century French naturalist, George-Louis Leclerc of Burgundy, later Compte de Buffon, listing man as the first animal to be examined (deemed the most interesting). Covers quadrupeds (mammals), birds, fish, insects and reptiles. With two pages dedicated to the kangaroo. Small octavo, bound in the original… Read more
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Stout Fellows Chum, Angelina, Wallaby, Um-Pig and Flip

by WALL, Dorothy

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Published
1936
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First Edition
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Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1936. First Edition. Dorothy Wall. Stout Fellows" is delightful little-known work from the canon of Dorothy Wall (1894 - 1942), creator of the lovable koala, Blinky Bill. Dedicated to the most important people, Young Scamps & Co., this is a tale of bush fire and adventure set in Australia. {Muir, 7830]. Quarto, bound in original… Read more
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The Rainy Day Gift Book of the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia

by WALL, Dorothy

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Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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Sydney: Printed by John Sands, 1925. First Edition. A scarce ephemeral piece, both written and illustrated by Dorothy Wall of 'Blinky Bill' reknown, teaching the value of "Thrift". One of three variant printings of this delightful gift book for children - teaching them to save against a Rainy Day - and the first of two such collaborations… Read more
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The ABC of Animals

by [VALENTINE, Laura] McLOUGHLIN BROS

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Published
1885
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New York: McLoughlin Bros, 1885. American imprint of an old favourite. American reissue of the Alphabet of Animals from series titled Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books published by Warne in London. However, the format of this American edition is a little smaller, with different lithographic printing of the original images, and reset letterpress. Large octavo, bound in the… Read more
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Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books: The Alphabet of Animals

by [AUNT LOUISA] VALENTINE, Laura

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Published
1885
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London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1885. A title from the series "Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books", this alphabet is entirely composed of exotic animals; for example, we read: "K is a kangaroo hopping along; L stands for Lions, loud-roaring and strong. M is for Monkey, most mischievous he, N is a Nylghau from India, you see". "Aunt… Read more
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Prince Dande Lion

by GIBBS, May

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Published
1953
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First Edition
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AU$55.42

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Sydney: Ure Smith, 1953. First Edition. May Gibbs. A Garden Whim-Wham by May Gibbs. May Gibb's last book. Gumnut babies, banksiamen and more in the story of Prince Dande Lion and his adventures. Quarto bound in illustrated paper boards, 240 mm x 180 mm, 117 pages (including 3 page glossary), colour frontispiece and 3 full page colour plates,… Read more
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Mary had a Little Lamb and other Nursery Songs

by H.A. Rey

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Published
1951
Edition
First Edition
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Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Puffin Picture Books, Penguin Books, 1951. First Edition. Songbook of ten popular nursery rhymes illustrated by Hans Augusto Rey (1898 -1977). A German Jew who escaped the Nazis with his wife and collaborator, Margret, on a couple of home-made bicycles in 1940, Rey is reknown for his creation of the best-selling children's book character, "Curious George", the… Read more
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Little Obelia and Further Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

by GIBBS, May

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Published
1938
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Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1938. GIBBS, May. An early edition of one of Australia's classic children's tales. In 1918 May Gibbs had published the first of her famous Gumnut classics, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and the response to her characters was so overwhelming that she continued the Gumnut adventures in further books. Little Obelia is the third in the series:… Read more
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Printed by Pepperday and Company: Sydney, 1933. Quaint book of Australian bushland poems, signed by the author and dated 1936. Large octavo, original boards within green dust-jacket, colour illustrations of Australian parrots throughout; some foxing and a little wear affecting the paper label, this is a very good copy.
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Song Stories of Austalia for Little People

by DANE, Jeanie G. and WALKER, Edith G.

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Published
1905
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Sydney: William Brooks and Company, 1905. WALKER, Edith G. With an appreciation by Frances E. Newton. Illustrated by Edith Walker, this rare work contains thirty two songs for children with Australian animal and bushland themes. First edition. Oblong quarto, original illustrated papered boards, illustrated in colour and sepia, loose in binding but still a very good copy.
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Blinky Bill Grows Up

by WALL, Dorothy

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Published
1935
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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1935. Story and decorations by Dorothy Wall. Endearing early edition of an Australian children's classic. Second edition. Quarto, full page black and white plates, additional line drawings throughout; original green lettered papered boards; small elegant 'Margaret Hilder' ownership stamp on front free endpaper, stationeer's stamp on lower margin of title page, half-title quite browned, a… Read more
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Collection of Six Ben and Bella titles

by MALTBY, Peg

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Published
1951
Edition
First Edition
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Melbourne: Murfett, 1951. First Edition. A very scarce set of six volumes of the Ben and Bella series, each in first edition. Peg Maltby (1899-1984) worked in England as an illustrator of chocolate-box lids, before emigrating to Melbourne where she held successful exhibitions of her watercolours in the 1930s and 1940s. Her talent as a flower painter caught the… Read more
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Bushland Stories

by MACK, Amy Eleanor

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Published
1921
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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1921. Joyce Dennys. A collection of short nature tales that capture the spirit of the Australian bush. Home reviewed the new edition of Amy Mack's Bushland Stories in December 1921 and praised the 'entirely new illustrations in colour and black and white by Joyce Dennys... so admirably suited to their subjects, so beautiful in… Read more
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Australia: Impressions of a Continent

by HANSEN, Gary

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Published
1978
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First Edition
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Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1978. First Edition. "Australia: Impressions of a Continent" offers a pictorial journey through the Australian landscape, devoid of humans yet filled with their remnants and impacts on the land. With notes and annotations in six languages: English, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Oblong quarto, black papered boards, colour plates throughout, a fine copy with… Read more
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ABC

by HANSEN, Ernst & PEDERSEN, Hans Hartvig Seedorff

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Published
1927
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First edition
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Denmark: Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, 1927. First edition. Hansen, Ernst. Bold and striking Danish language early reader abecedarium, an animal illustrating each letter of the alphabet, with K for Kangaroo. Decorated by noted Danish woodblock artist Ernst Hansen with verses by Hans Hartvig Seedorff Pedersen. Quarto, 32pp, string tied in original colour illustrated wrappers; externally a little browned and… Read more
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Bubbles. His Book

by [SOUTER, D.H.] IRVINE, R.F.

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Published
1899
Edition
First Edition
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Sydney: William Brooks, 1899. First Edition. SOUTER, D.H.. First edition of this rare and beautiful Australian children's book. Small quarto in publisher's blind blocked purple cloth, colour plates and black & white vignettes throughout; cloth mildly rubbed, inner hinges have split (not detached - binding remains firm and sound), some browning of the front free endpaper yet a very… Read more
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Nalle Puh

by MILNE, A.A.

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Published
1948
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Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Förlag, 1948. Beautiful Swedish edition of 'Winnie the Pooh' illustrated by E.H. Shepard, translated by Brita af Geijerstam, and published by the esteemed house of Albert Bonniers Förlag. Octavo, 163 pages, black & white illustrations throughout, a near fine copy.
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The Hunted Piccaninnies

by FLEMING, W. M.

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Published
1927
Edition
First Edition
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London: J.M. Dent, 1927. First Edition. Edmunds, Kay. First edition. "As pioneers' children always are, we were both pretty well accustomed to looking after ourselves in all ordinary circumstances; in fact we would have laughed at anyone who said we could not look after ourselves in any circumstances. We were soon to find that… Read more
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