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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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AU$662.94

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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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The Chewg-um-blewg-um

by GAZE, Harold

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Published
1919
Edition
First Edition
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AU$883.92

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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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Coppertop: The Queer Adventures of a Quaint Child

by GAZE, Harold

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1919
Edition
First Edition
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AU$294.64

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Melbourne: Melbourne Publishing Company, 1919. First Edition. First edition, with beautiful colour plates by the author. Gaze was one of the most prolific authors of books for children in this period, and this fantasy about the adventures of a small girl in a world where she meets people such as the Clerk of the Weather and the South Wind… Read more
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Little Ann and Other Poems

by GREENAWAY, Kate

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Published
1890
Edition
Second Edition
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AU$184.15

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London: Frederick and Warne & Co, 1890. Second Edition. Particularly attractive edition of a rare Kate Greenaway title. First published in 1883 with printed paper wrappers, both early editions of this collection are now uncommon. "On the strength of 'Under the Window' and 'A day in a child's… Read more
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image of Robinson den Yngre (Robinson the Younger); Efter Daniel Defoe Och Joh. Heinr. Campe

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Stockholm: Adolf Johnson Furlag, 1886. An adaption of Daniel Defoe's tale of the desert island shipwreck survivor, 'Robinson Crusoe', translated by C.F. Bagge after Joachim Heinrich Campe's highly successful imitation. [Ungdomens Bibliotek IV]. Octavo, bound in illustrated boards with blue cloth spine titled in gilt, 180 pages, 2 chromolithographic plates, a very good copy.
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AU$40.51
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How Columbus Discovered America

by [Children's Pop-up Book] Kubasta, Vojtech

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Published
no date
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AU$184.15

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London: Bancroft & Co, no date. Originally born in Vienna, Vojt ch Kubasta (1914 -1992) trained as an architect in Prague yet barely practiced, his career interrupted by the invasion of Nazis in the Second World War. Kubašta turned his fine engineering skills towards the creation of pop-up books for children, revitalising three dimensional paper craft techniques that had… Read more
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Prince Dande Lion

by GIBBS, May

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Published
1953
Edition
First Edition
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AU$55.25

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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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image of Peter Scriven's Tintookies in the Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay; Adapted and Directed for Marionettes by Peter Scriven with Music by Hal Evans

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Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, 1960. First Edition. Theatre program for a season of "The Magic Pudding" performed by marionette puppets commencing Monday, July 4, 1960, at the Elizabethan Theatre in Newtown. "In adapting Norman Lindsay's fascinating book, "THE MAGIC PUDDING," for marionettes, Peter Scriven has brought to life one of Australia's best-loved children's stories. From the time when… Read more
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AU$81.03
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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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AU$47.88

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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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The Sunday News Comic Section August 1, 1926

by GIBBS, May, NICHOLLS, Syd and others

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Published
1926
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AU$209.93

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Sydney: The Sunday News, 1926. Rare children's section featuring Gumnut babies 'Bib and Bub' by May Gibbs (half-page), Fatty Fin by Syd Nicholls (full-page) and other cartoons. Significant for the final sequence of the Marmaduke comic strip which appears in this issue. Broadsheet newspaper segment of four pages measuring 480 x610 mm printed in colour; the margins are heavily… Read more
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Silver and Gold

by BLYTON, Enid

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Published
1927
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Thomas Nelson and Sons: London, 1927. Ethel Everett. I WISH IT WOULD RAIN 'I WISH it would rain, oh! I wish it would rain ; But there isn't a cloud in the sky, And the dust is a-blowing down Buttercup Lane, And everywhere's perfectly dry.' A collection of poems for young children. Perhaps one of the… 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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Little Obelia and Further Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

by GIBBS, May

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Published
1938
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AU$147.32

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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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Sunday Sun Comics. Sunbeams Supplement to 'The Sunday Sun and Guardian' April 21 1946

by BANCKS, J.C., GIBBS, May and others

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Published
1946
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AU$136.27

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Sydney: The Sunday Sun, 1946. Contains a variety of cartoons, including 'Bib and Bub' by May Gibbs (half page) and Bancks timeless Ginger Meggs (whole page). Eight page tabloid newspaper insert (305x380mm) printed in colour, a few marginal tears and chips but in remarkably good condition for an item of this age and nature (has not browned).
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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$331.47

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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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Chicago: Donohue, Henneberry & Co, 1891. The tale of a remarkable journey from California to Australia with hundreds of extraordinary wood block illustrations. Remarkable nineteenth century work linking the two continents, in very good original condition. Quarto, original decorated boards with striking silver lettering, the spine ends and external hinges are rubbed, endpapers replaced, a nice copy.
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AU$92.08
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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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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Bushland Stories

by MACK, Amy Eleanor

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Published
1921
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AU$220.98

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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. Deluxe edition with gilt-stamped spine and blue A&R device printed on endpapers. 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… Read more
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AU$220.98