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The Chewg-um-blewg-um

by GAZE, Harold

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Published
1919
Edition
First Edition
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Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and London: Whitcombe & Tombs Limited, 1919. First Edition. GAZE, Harold. A fine copy of this book of poetry about a gum-leaf chewing koala written and illustrated by Harold Gaze, known for his 'distinct personal style'. (Muir, A history of Australian childrens book illustration, p. 77) The Chewg-um-blewg-um is the third part of the… Read more
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image of The Muses' Magazine; A Monthly Review of the Musical, Artistic, Literary and Intellectual Life of Queensland [No. 1 - FIRST YEAR]

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Brisbane, Queensland: Luis Amadeo Pares, 1927. First Edition. An important document of multicultural Australia. With lively reports on the activities of the The Brisbane Repertory Theatre Society, The Queensland Authors' and Artists' Association, The Alliance Francaise de Brisbane, The Goethe Bund, The Societa Dante, The Centro Espanol de Queensland, The Hellenic Club, The House of Israel, and The Hall… Read more
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Painting. From "The Arts in Australia" series

by FINEMORE, Brian

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Published
1961
Edition
First Edition
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London: Longmans, 1961. First Edition. Charts the progress of Australian art from colonial days to modernism. Staple bound octavo booklet, illustrated in black & white and colour; original illustrated wrappers, very good copy.
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image of The Journey. A Series Based on a Tour of the United States of America in 1965-66. Paintings completed in 1970

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Melbourne: Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney in association with Gallery A, Melbourne. By courtesy Rudy Komon Gallery, 1970. First Edition. This scarce catalogue features a striking portrait of the artist over two pages and a full list of the works featured in the exhibition. Design and photography by Mark Strizic. Staple bound oblong quarto booklet, plates in colour and black &… Read more
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AU$39.14
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Christmas Annual: Souvenir for New Australians

by [None]

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Published
1957
Edition
First Edition
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AU$28.47

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Rosebery, N.S.W.: Sungravure, 1957. First Edition. Iconic collection of Australian photographs by a number of uncredited photographers with captions written in English, German and Italian, presumably designed to be sent home to friends and relatives abroad. Includes sections on wine-making in the Hunter Valley, modern suburban homes, the beach, and native wildlife. "Some of the men and women… Read more
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'Improved Australian Edition' published by George Robertson for George Philip, 1870. Educational calligraphy copy book with a single poignant sentence printed in copperplate at the top of each page, for practice purposes. Small string bound quarto, original illustrated blue wrappers (detailed map of Australasia on rear cover), 24 pages; a few contemporary practice sentences in ink but scarely any,… Read more
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AU$177.93
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The Tight Little Island; A Trip Through Tasmania

by Hogan, T.M. & Gye, Hal

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Published
1914
Edition
First Edition
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Hobart, Australia: J. Walch & Sons, 1914. First Edition. Gye, Hal. 'Launceston is described as the front door to Tasmania. It is the front door in the tourist sense, and that door is always wide open in welcome to the vistor. Statistics are said to be "the art of proving in exact form what nobody knows." In the… Read more
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Bush Songs of Australia for Young and Old

by [OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul] Rentoul Annie R.

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Published
1910
Edition
First Edition
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AU$320.27

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Melbourne: George Robertson for Allan & Co, 1910. First Edition. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. First Edition of the highly successful sequel to the Rentoul sisters' 'Australian Songs for Young and Old', with words by Annie Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson and illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Imperial edition 336. Muir #6346. Oblong quarto, original red illustrated wrappers, 36 pages, full-page… Read more
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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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Pioneer Crafts of Early Australia

by WALKER, Murray

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Published
1978
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AU$17.79

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Melbourne: Macmillan in association with the Crafts Council of Australia, 1978. Surveys a full range of pioneer bush skills, from home-made windmills to saddle making and leather crafts. Quarto, black & white plates; original black papered boards, fine copy with dust-jacket.
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Bridget and the Bees

by WALL, Dorothy

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Published
1934
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AU$391.44

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London: Methuen, 1934. Wall, Dorothy. First edition of this scarce and finely-produced work. Although published a year after the first Blinky Bill title, the illustrative style of Bridget and the Bees harks back to Wall's delicate drawings for J.J. Hall's The Crystal Bowl, published in 1921, and suggests that it was written and illustrated well before its publication date.… Read more
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Australian Landscape Painters of To-day

by BURDETT, Basil & MACDONALD, James S.

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Published
1929
Condition
Near Fine
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AU$274.00

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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1929. Near Fine. One of the fine early art books published by Art in Australia in the 1920s. Featuring work by Margaret Preston, Arthur Streeton and Lloyd Rees, among others. Edition limited to 750 copies. Quarto, tipped-in colour illustrations and black & white plates throughout; spine renewed, otherwise a near fine copy in original… Read more
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Building the Bridge

by CURTIS, R. E.

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Published
1933
Edition
First Edition
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Sydney: Simmons Ltd, 1933. First Edition. Robert Emerson Curtis. "MAKE Big Plans ; for little plans have no magic to stir men's blood and in themselves may never be realised. Make Big Plans ; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be… Read more
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The History of the Hoppers

by PARKER, B. & N.

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Published
1912
Edition
First Edition
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London: W. & R. Chambers, 1912. First Edition. N. Parker. First edition of this justly famous children's book with anthropomorphised kangaroo characters - 'perhaps the best known story entirely devoted to the kangaroo' (Robert Holden 'The Mint Exhibition' 1985). Twelve stories of kangaroos told in verse with many small drawings in sepia and twelve beautifully printed, full-page, partially-coloured… Read more
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The Art of Hans Heysen

by DRIDAN, David

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Published
1966
Edition
First Edition
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Adelaide: Rigby, 1966. First Edition. Comprehensive monograph on Sir Hans Heysen (born Hamburg, 1877 - died Adelaide, 1968) including graphite sketches, still-life scenes, and his signature, powerfully-curated landscapes. Oblong quarto, 32 full-page colour plates, 42 full-page monotone plates; original gilt-lettered tan cloth, near fine copy with very good original price-clipped dust-jacket.
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The Romance of the Swag

by LAWSON, Henry

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Published
1974
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Sydney: Ure Smith, 1974. Lionel Lindsay. Lionel Lindsay's woodcut illustrations are perfectly suited to this much-loved Henry Lawson poem. Quarto, black & white illustration; original orange papered boards, very good copy in a worn dust-jacket.
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Art in Queensland 1859-1959

by LAHEY, Vida

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Published
1959
Edition
First Edition
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Brisbane: Jacaranda, 1959. First Edition. Celebrating one hundred years of art in Queensland. Includes a biographical appendix of the artists and a chronological list of events in Queensland art history. Published for the Queensland National Art Gallery. Small quarto, 49 pages, tipped colour frontispiece and black & white plates; original printed wrappers, near fine copy.
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Playing in the Snow

by MALTBY, Peg

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Published
no date
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no date. Vibrant watercolour by British Australian illustrator, Peg Maltby (1899 - 1984). Peg Maltby, née Agnes Newberry Orchard, worked in England as an illustrator of chocolate-box lids before emigrating to Melbourne where she became a member of the Victorian Artists' Society holding successful exhibitions of her watercolours in the 1930s and 1940s. Maltby rose to fame with the… Read more
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Angry Penguins and Realist Painting in Melbourne in the 1940s

by HAMMOND, Victoria (catalogue editor)

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Published
1988
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Canberra: Published by the Australian National Gallery, 1988. Exhibition catalogue celebrating an important social movement in Australian art and literature. Artists include Yosl Berger, Arthur Boyd, Noel Counihan, Joy Hester, Sidney Nolan, Vic O'Connor, John Percival, Albert Tucker and Danila Vassilieff. Slim quarto, illustrated wrappers, plates in colour and black & white; near-fine copy.
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Twice Lost. A Story of Shipwreck, and of Adventure in the Wilds of Australia

by KINGSTON, W.H.G.

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Published
1878
Edition
First edition
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London: Thomas Nelson, 1878. First edition. One of the most important boys' adventure stories of the Victorian period by one of the leading writers of the time - rare in this delightful morocco binding. First Edition. Octavo, quarter calf, marbled boards, spine gilt in bands, illustrated with 33 full page original engravings and 9 vignettes; bindings rubbed, mild scattered… Read more
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