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Gum Blossom Babies

by GIBBS, May

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Published
1916
Edition
First Edition
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AU$406.40

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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1916. First Edition. Rare first edition. 'Today these booklets are generally regarded as children's items, but in their day they were issued in individual envelopes and were intended to be used as enlarged greeting cards... their contribution to the Australian pictorial propaganda of the First World War was pervasive and amusing and remains perhaps 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$210.59

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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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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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AU$22.17

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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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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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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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Art in Australia. Third Series. Number Thirty-Eight. Caricatures by George Finey

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

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Published
1931
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AU$55.42

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Sydney: Art in Australia, 1931. With appreciations and numerous full-page reproductions of George Finey's satirical art. Small quarto, original printed wrappers, tipped colour plates, full-page black & white images; spine chipped, otherwise very good.
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The Sunday News Comic Section February 6, 1927

by GIBBS, May, NICHOLLS, Syd and others

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Published
1927
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AU$258.62

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Sydney: The Sunday News, 1927. Rare children's section featuring Gumnut babies 'Bib and Bub' by May Gibbs, 'Fatty Fin' by Syd Nicholls (both full-page) and other cartoons. Includes a written piece by Gibbs titled 'Gumnut Gossip, Extract from the Daily Bark'. Broadsheet newspaper segment of four pages measuring 480x610mm printed in colour; the margins have chipped and the Fatty… Read more
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Sunday Sun Comics. Sunbeams Supplement to 'The Sunday Sun and Guardian' March 17 1946

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

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Published
1946
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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, in excellent condition.
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A to Z.

by KINGSTON, Peter

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Published
1991
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AU$2,216.70

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Sydney: Whaling Road Press, 1991. Peter Kingston. A deluxe ABC of phobias including Bibliophobia, Logophobia and Xenophobia. Peter Kingston is an Australian artist and the creator of several exceptional artist's books. His work is in the Australian National Gallery, the Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Bank and many other private and public collections. Signed limited edition of 20, bound… Read more
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Le Lievre et la Tortue [The Hare and the Tortoise]

by Walt Disney

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Published
1935
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AU$129.31

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[Paris]: Libraire Hachette, 1935. Texte de Magdeleine du Genestoux, Dessins d'Apres le Celebre Film de Walt Disney Silly Symphonies. A scarce French language book of the Disney film based on Aesop's famous fable. Small quarto, illustrated papered boards, illustrated in colour throughout. Aside from a little external wear this book is in remarkably good condition for it's age and… Read more
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Australians All. Bush Folk in Rhyme

by [WALL, Dorothy] COOPER, Nelle Grant

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Published
1934
Edition
First Edition
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AU$166.25

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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1934. First Edition. Dorothy Wall. Scarce title illustrated by Dorothy Wall with an extremely early depiction of the famous Blinky Bill. Large octavo, illustrated title page, line drawings throughout; recased, quarter cloth over illustrated papered boards; boards are thumbed, scattered foxing, a very good copy.
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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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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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image of Thomas Rowlandson: His Life and Art. A Documentary Record

Thomas Rowlandson: His Life and Art. A Documentary Record

by FALK, Bernard

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Published
1910
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AU$162.56

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London: Hutchinson & Co, 1910. Famed for his satirical depictions of English life, Rowlandson is comprehensively studied in this well illustrated monograph. First edition. Quarto, original with gilt portrait vignette on front board, 91 full page colour & black and white plates with printed tissue guards extant, a fine fresh copy.
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'Best Wishes from Australia'

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Published
1910
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AU$133.00

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Harold W. Cavill, 1910. Early nineteenth century postcard picturing 'Kewpie Bill' and 'Anzac Em' from the Bill Jim Series published by Harold W. Cavill, author of "Imperishable Anzacs". "From the WW1 era, it depicts... I don't want to say - 'armed, half-nude kewpie-dolls with an evening bag, wearing shoes' - but there you have it." (Australian… Read more
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Hoppitty's House

by HARROWSMITH, Gwen

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Published
1943
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Consolidated Press Ltd, 1943. George Finey. A unique presentation copy, including a hand written note by illustrator George Finey pasted to the front endpaper that outlines his dismissal from the Daily Telegraph at the hands of Frank Packer. … Read more
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The Leon Heron Girl; Six Water Colours Suitable for Framing

by HERON, Leon

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Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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AU$498.76

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Melbourne: Keating-Wood, 1925. First Edition. Presentation copy from Leon Heron, dated 11th of September, 1927. Classic set of art deco 'pin-up girl' prints by Leon Heron (including one image of Felix the Cat being disciplined by a scantily-clad redhead): 1. Fascination 2. The Medicine Ball 3. Machéta 4. Folly 5. Naughty 6. Felix, Be Good! 'The… Read more
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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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Sunday Sun Comics. Sunbeams Supplement to 'The Sunday Sun and Guardian' May 12 1946

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

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Published
1946
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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, the fore-edge has torn with no loss, otherwise in very good condition.
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The Marvellous Land of Snergs.; Illustrated by George Morrow

by [TOLKIEN] WYKE SMITH, E.A.

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Published
1927
Edition
First Edition
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AU$332.51

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London: Ernest Benn, 1927. First Edition. MORROW, George. Incredibly scarce first edition. The final book written by Wyke Smith, this tale is set on a far off island inhabited by the helpful Snergs, and is credited as a major influence on Tolkien's race of Hobbits. In a letter to W. H. Auden from 1955: "Not any better I think… Read more
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