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image of Christmas and New Year Greeting Souvenir of Australasia 1891-1892. Issued by the Officers of the Post and Telegraph Departments

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Melbourne & Sydney: Tatchell, Garritty & Dobson, 1892. First Edition. Walter Withers, Ernest Ferris, Fred Kneebone, and John Clemens. A celebration of the Australian Christmas with illustrations by one of the founding members of the Heidelberg School, Walter Withers. Issued as a souvenir by the Post and Telegraph Departments, this charming work includes many portraits of the government officers,… Read more
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AU$1,440.86
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Santa Claus and the Shadow

by HUDSPETH, B.M.

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Published
1892
Edition
First Edition
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AU$184.73

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Sydney: S.T. Leigh & Co, 1892. First Edition. An unusually fine copy of a collection of short stories for children. [Muir, 3654] Published in Sydney with some stories set in Tasmania, "Santa Claus and the Shadow" is beautifully designed and decorated with original lithographs, intended to evoke the joy that is Christmas. Beatrice Mary Hudspeth was a Tasmanian children's… Read more
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Santa Claus and a Sun-dial An Australian Christmas Fantasy

by EMERSON, E.S.

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Published
1909
Edition
First Edition
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AU$110.84

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Melbourne: George Robertson, 1909. First Edition. First edition of this scarce children's book, illustrated by Percy Lindsay in what was to become his characteristic "Bulletin" style, with full-page plates and marginal sketches on every page. [Muir, 2316.]. Small quarto, illustrations throughout, text set within Australian bushland theme ornamental borders; in the original pictorial grey cloth with vivid red lettering… Read more
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AU$110.84
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Christmas Annual: Souvenir for New Australians

by [None]

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1957
Edition
First Edition
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AU$29.56

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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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Album

by [ANON.]

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AU$221.67

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Ninetenth century scrapbook. Victorian. Christmas greeting cards and scraps arranged on each page with an outsider art feel. Some of the scraps have been arranged into different letters of the alphabet. Bound in hand-coloured illustrated leather boards, a border made from peacock feathers, title embossed on the front cover, a near fine copy.
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image of Hullo! Father Christmas, Are You There

Hullo! Father Christmas, Are You There

by NISTER, Ernest

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Published
1900
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AU$221.67

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London and New York: Ernest Nister and E.P. Dutton, 1900. A.E. Jackson, F. Reason, Constance Foxley, and Geo E. Hobbs, among others. Collection of Christmas stories and many other fairy tales for children. Quarto, tipped in frontispiece and line drawings throughout, original illustrated colour papered boards, presentation bookplate dated 1907, back board is a little scratched yet a very… Read more
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Australians All. Land and Sea Folk in Rhyme

by COOPER, Nelle Grant

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Published
1939
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AU$332.51

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Sydney and London: Angus & Robertson, 1939. WALL, Dorothy. First Edition. Dust jacket torn along spine with moderate foxing throughout. A collection of poetry about Australian birds and animals. Nelle Grant Cooper has composed a cheery Christmas ditty on the front endpaper and dedicated this copy to fellow Australian poet, Jack Moses, signed and dated December 1939. Quarto, pictorial… Read more
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The Christmas Ladies' Home Journal 1909

by [O'Neill, Rose] BOK, Edward W.

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Published
1909
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
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AU$129.31

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Philadelphia: The Curtis Publishing Company, 1909. First edition. Fine. O'Neill, Rose. First appearance of Rose O'Neill's famous Kewpie Doll in "The Kewpies' Christmas Frolic" - a full page spread of narrative verse introducing these fantastic characters, illustrated with a series of black and white cartoons. "The reason why these funny roly-poly creatures are called Kewpies (pronounced like Q… Read more
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Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management. A guide to cookery in all branches

by BEETON, Isabella

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Published
1915
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AU$480.29

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London: Ward, Lock and Company, 1915. New enlarged and revised edition edition with numerous colour plates and just over two thousand pages. More than just a cookery book, Mrs. Beeton's guide is an encyclopedia of useful information on all aspects of domestic life. Chapters of interest include table decoration, treatment and payment of servants, medicine for children and the… Read more
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image of Bib and Bub: Sunshine Supplement to the Adelaide Mail December 24, 1938

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Adelaide Mail, 1938. Gibbs, May and Glover, Tom. Single sheet, one face printed in colour featuring Gumnut Babies 'Bib and Bub' by May Gibbs delivering Christmas presents with their friends and 'Skeeter and His Magic Ring' by Tom Glover. The reverse face of the sheet is the Christmas children's letters section. Single broadside sheet measuring 410 x 590 mm,… 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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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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