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Before the Lamps are Lit

by [OUTHWAITE.] QUIN, Tarella

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Published
1911
Edition
First edition
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AU$701.96

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Melbourne: George Robertson & Co, 1911. First edition. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. Attractive children's book of six stories with engravings by eminent illustrator Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Both Tarella (Ella) Quin and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite attended East Melbourne Presbyterian Ladies' College, Ella was eleven years older than Ida and it was through her younger sister Hazel that the association occurred. In… Read more
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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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The Merry Piper or the Magical Trip of the Sugar Bowl Ship

by GAZE, Harold

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Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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AU$295.56

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Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1925. First Edition. Harold Gaze. A fine copy of the first American edition, rare in dustjacket. [Muir, 2709.] "The Merry Piper" is an exuburant and rambling adventure by Harold Gaze: 'In this new story of childhood's wonderland the author relates strange adventures in the land of Goodness-Knows-Where and other fairy places, and tells… Read more
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Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1933. The popularity of Gibbs' "gumnut" series ensured that many subsequent editions would enter the market in different formats: this sequel to Little Ragged Blossom appeared in the Gumnut Reader series (but with the Angus & Robertson imprint) along with all the other titles in the series. [Muir, 2759] The format preserves the full… Read more
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AU$92.36
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The Chewg-um-blewg-um

by GAZE, Harold

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1919
Edition
First Edition
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AU$886.68

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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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Published
1919
Edition
First Edition
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AU$295.56

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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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Prince Dande Lion

by GIBBS, May

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Published
1953
Edition
First Edition
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AU$55.42

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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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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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Bibby's Annual; 1920-21

by [OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul] BIBBY, Joseph (editor)

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Published
1920
Edition
First Edition
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AU$36.95

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Liverpool: J. Bibby and Sons, 1920. First Edition. Theosophical periodical edited by the English Christian industrialist, Joseph Biddy (1851 -1940). Includes many illustrations by Sir Joshua Reynolds, a depiction of Admirable Sir David Beatty reading the terms of the Armistice to the German delegates in the fore-cabin of the H.M.S. Elizabeth at the close of World War I, and… 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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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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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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Before the Lamps are Lit

by [OUTHWAITE.] QUIN, Tarella

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Published
1911
Edition
First edition
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AU$886.68

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Melbourne: George Robertson & Co, 1911. First edition. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. Attractive children's book of six stories with engravings by eminent illustrator Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Both Tarella (Ella) Quin and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite attended East Melbourne Presbyterian Ladies' College, Ella was eleven years older than Ida and it was through her younger sister Hazel that the association occurred. In… Read more
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Eventyr af H.C. Andersen

by [TEGNER, Hans] ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

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Published
1900
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AU$580.04

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Copenhagen: Ernst Bojesen Det Nordiske Forlag, 1900. TEGNER, Hans. Verdensudgave illustreret af Hans Tegner med en karakteristik af H.C. Andersen som eventyrforfatter af Georg Brandes. Two volumes. Quarto, original richly tooled half straight-grained morocco, spines gilt with labels, marbled boards and edges, ornamental endpapers, the bindings are a bit scuffed, internally quite fine, a lovely set.
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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$1,625.58

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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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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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AU$136.70

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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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Bushland Stories

by MACK, Amy Eleanor

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Published
1921
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AU$107.14

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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. 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 by Joyce Dennys... so admirably suited to their subjects, so beautiful in… Read more
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Bunny and Brownie. The Adventures of George and Wiggle

by OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

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Published
1930
Edition
First edition
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AU$923.63

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London: A. & C Black, 1930. First edition. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. Although enthusiastically received on its release, this was to be the last of Outhwaite's major illustrated books: the onset of the Depression meant that few people could afford these luxurious books. Muir, 5605. First edition, quarto, original decorative boards with blue cloth spine, illustrated with colour plates throughout.… Read more
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Wattle Babies

by GIBBS, May

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Published
1922
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AU$73.89

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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1922. '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 only such work to survive… Read more
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Little Obelia and Further Adventures of Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

by GIBBS, May

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Published
1921
Edition
First edition
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AU$554.18

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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1921. First edition. A copy of the extremely rare first edition of May Gibb's 'Little Obelia'. Pictorial boards with colour pictorial onlay, 91pp, colour frontispiece and one colour plate, 19 full page sepia illustrations, decorated endpapers and black and white line drawings throughout. Corners of front boards rubbed, modest foxing to front and read endpapers… Read more
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The Red Witch

by [OUTHWAITE, I. R.] NEWELL, Averil

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1937
Edition
First Edition
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AU$147.78

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London: A. & C. Black Ltd, 1937. First Edition. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Story of a little sheperdess called Perdita who loses a flock of sheep owned by the king. Beautifully illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Octavo, bound in the original blue cloth boards, 180 mm x 120 mm, 64 pages, 4 coloured plates, missing dust wrapper, a very good… Read more
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