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The Wilderness

by Mack, Amy Eleanor (Mrs. Lancelot Harrison)

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Published
1922
Edition
First Edition
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AU$29.24

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Sydney: Angus & Robertson Ltd, 1922. First Edition. Moore, John D.. Beautiful little book about the bushland surrounding the author's garden describing its native trees, the imported flowers and plants for the orchard and many of the insects, birds and other creatures that live there. "Once, long ago, part of it was a garden, and the clearing… Read more
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image of "Scratch Cocky". A Booklet of the Bright Birds of Our Bushland Pictured in Colour and Rhyme for the Children

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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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AU$127.94
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Japanese Art. A phase in colour-prints

by BARNETT, P. Neville

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Published
1953
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AU$1,644.98

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Sydney: Privately Printed by the Beacon Press, 1953. Standard de-luxe edition of 160 copies (total issue of 200 copies). Quarto, tipped colour plates throughout; original cream cloth, a fine copy. A remarkable published celebration of the Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock tradition, lovingly prepared by Neville Barnett in a strictly limited edition of 160 copies. This is the last book published… Read more
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Japanese Art. a phase in colour-prints

by BARNETT, P. Neville

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1953
Edition
First Edition
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AU$1,352.54

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Sydney: Privately printed by the Beacon Press, 1953. First Edition. Standard de-luxe edition of one hundred and sixty copies (total issue of two hundred copies). Quarto, tipped colour plates throughout; original cream cloth, a near fine copy. As a publisher, Percy Nevillle Barnett insisted upon the finest materials, with elegant type cut in Europe and printed on paper handmade… Read more
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Collection of Six Ben and Bella titles

by MALTBY, Peg

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1951
Edition
First Edition
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AU$1,608.42

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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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Stories Told to Baba and Billy

by L.E.M.

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1902
Edition
First Edition
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AU$109.67

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London: Andrew Melrose, 1902. First Edition. Percy F. S. Spence. Victorian collection of bedtime stories classically illustrated by the Australian artist, Percy F.S. Spence (1868 -1933). Oblong octavo, cloth boards, 76 pages, black & white illustrations, a very good copy of an uncommon book.
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image of Elves and Fairies; Series No. 75. Six Reproductions in Colour from the Original Paintings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

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London: A. & C. Black. First Edition. Collection of six post cards in mint condition illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, housed in their original envelope, as issued.
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AU$292.44
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Swansong

by [NOLAN, Sidney] Osborne, Charles

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Published
1968
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AU$127.94

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London: Shenval Press, 1968. Boards. Signed by the author and the artist. Limited edition of one hundred and fifty, bound in ochre papered boards, quarto, 30 pp., twelve full-page black & white illustrations + one full-page colour illustration, near fine. Collaboration between famous Australian artist, Sidney Nolan, reputed for his Ned Kelly series and writer, Charles Osborne: 'If there… Read more
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Popineau et les Toupapahous.; Illustrated by Alvyne Maisonneuve

by MAISONNEUVE, Lucien

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Published
1945
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AU$146.22

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Paris: Editions Marcel Gasnier, 1945. Beautiful French children's book about a young sailor called Jean-Francois Popineau, his ostrich, and their adventures among the Moouri Tahitiens. Large slim quarto, original papered boards, vibrant colour photolithographic illustration throughout; front board moderately damp-stained, otherwise a very good copy, internally fine.
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The Story of Koonaworra - The Black Swan

by Rees, Leslie

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Published
1957
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AU$62.14

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Sydney: John Sands, 1957. Presentation copy of this beautiful children's book inscribed to the chairman of John Sands, Mr Graham Sands, signed by both author and illustrator. Quarto, pictorial paper boards, 41 pages, colour illustrations throughout, a fine copy.
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The Emulet; An Ornithological Soufflé / An Ornithological Omulet

by Thake, Eric

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1949
Edition
Limited Edition
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AU$274.16

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Perth, Western Australia: Royal Australasian Ornithologists' Union, 1949. Limited Edition. Edition limited to one hundred and fifty copies only. Rare ephemeral publication illustrated by Eric Thake. Jocularly claims to include: notes on the Genera Synecdoche, Oxymoron and Anacoluthon; an Account of the Reaction of Caged Parrots to the Affectations of the Human Voice; Land Birds of the Sargasso… Read more
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The Little Shepherdess and Other Stories

by Andersen, Hans Christian

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1923
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AU$32.90

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Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, 1923. Mabel Lucie Attwell. Collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen with delightful illustrations by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Includes "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Flying Trunk", "Little Tuk" and "The Little Shepherdess" Octavo, 64 pages, colour frontispiece + one full page colour plate, black & white illustrations throughout, original owner's… Read more
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Waratah Rhymes for Young Australia

by Meredith, Louisa A.

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1891
Edition
First Edition
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AU$913.88

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Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London: Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, 1891. First Edition. With Photo-etched illustrations by Mrs E.M. Boyd, Mr R. Andre, and the Author. Small quarto, 64 pages, 240 mm x 180 mm, previous owner's bookplate, previous owner's gift inscription on front free endpaper, slight water damage to upper edge, a very good copy of this… Read more
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Natural History of Birds, Fish, Insects and Reptiles. Embellished with upwards of two hundred engravings

by [NATURAL HISTORY] No Author Stated

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Published
1793
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London: J.S. Barr, 1793. An appealing late eighteenth century encyclopedia of nature with short chapters on a number of species of interest including the Dodo, Emu and Cassowary. The plates are small and detailed yet remarkably accurate for a popular publication of this age and nature. Five volumes, small octavo, contemporary red quarter calf; boards scuffed, head and tail… Read more
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Some Adventures in the Life of a Cockatoo

by AUNT HANNAH

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Published
1872
Edition
First Edition
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AU$2,814.74

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New York: R. Shugg and Co, 1872. First Edition. Very rare story about Cockie, a mischevous and loquacious sulphur-crested cockatoo, published in America. The author describes Cockie's life in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood and his voyage across the Pacific to his new home in America where Cockie scandalises the household maid and local clergyman with his outrageous commentary.… Read more
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Art in Australia. A Quarterly Magazine. Third Series. Number Twelve

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney & GELLERT, Leon (editors)

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Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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AU$65.80

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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1925. First Edition. Of interest: 'La Poupee' (The Doll) full-page woodcut printed in scarlet by Thea Proctor; 'Hans Heysen's Flower Pieces' by Lionel Lindsay with tipped colour plate; 'The Ornithologist of Cobbitty', seven page story illustrated by the author, Hardy Wilson; 'Sidney Thompson' by Howard Ashton with colour plate; 'Will Ashton' by Lionel Lindsay with… Read more
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From Range to Sea; A Bird Lover's Ways

by BARRETT, Charles

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Published
1907
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AU$127.94

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Melbourne: T.C. Lothian, 1907. LIND, Ruby. The author considered this whimsical overview of Victorian bird life a Christmas greeting from Australia. Complete with woodblock illustration by Ruby Lind and photographs by A.H.E. Mattingley, here is a book that explores its subjects according to habitat in a charming and indirect manner: 'When we awoke at dawn, all the bushes were… Read more
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image of Feathered Favourites.; A Booklet of Bird Verses for the Children, with illustrations and brief descriptions

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Sydney: Printed by D. Smith, 1932. Lovely book of Australian bushland poems with bird themes, signed by the author. Second edition. Large octavo in blue wrappers and outer dust-jacket; hand-coloured illustrations, foxing, a very good copy.
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AU$54.83