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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$183.30

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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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Hortus Floridus; The First Book, Contayninge a very lively and true Description of the Flowers of Springe

by PASS, Crispin van de

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Published
1928
Edition
Limited Edition
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AU$128.31

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London: Cresset Press, 1928. Limited Edition. One of 550 numbered copies. 'The seventeenth century saw the production of many books of plant engravings, and of these the "Hortus Floridus [I]" of Crispin de Pass is generally acknowledged to be the masterpiece.' Preface, Eleanor Sinclair Rohde. Oblong octavo, etchings throughout; a very good copy in original morrocco-backed marbled boards,… Read more
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William Fletcher

by ANDERSEN, Trevor & BRADHURST, Jane

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1983
Edition
First Edition
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AU$22.00

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Sydney: Published by the author, 1983. First Edition. A beautiful survey of the work of William Fletcher. Foreword by John Brackenreg. Quarto, colour plates; original brown papered boards; a fine copy in the dustjacket.
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Seven Poems

by WILCOX, Dora

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Published
1924
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AU$403.26

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Kirribili: J.T. Kirtley, 1924. Printed on handmade paper with hand-set type and hand-coloured decorations by Donald Finley. Edition limited to 125 copies, numbered and signed by the author and artist. A surprisingly profound collection of works for such an unassuming volume. Scarce. Maorilander poet, Dora Wilcox (Mary Theodora Joyce Wilcox, 1873 - 1953) distinguished herself in 1927 by… Read more
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Longman, Rees, Orme and others: London, 1837. Botanical art and literature, this rare and beautiful gift book begins: 'The oak is the glory of the British sylva. What the palm is to tribes of the desert, and the banian to the inhabitants of the East, such is the oak to Britons...'. Octavo, 26 hand-coloured plates, nineteenth-century gilt calf, top-edge… Read more
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AU$348.27
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Paris: G. Steinheil (Éditeur), 1892. First Edition. Author, Adrien Loir, was assistant to the world reknowned French scientist, Louis Pasteur. Loir travelled to Australia in 1888 on a ship called the 'Cuzco'. "The Pasteur Institute undertook significant work in Australia during the late 1800s. Pasteur and his colleagues attempted to curb the growing rabbit population (unsuccessfully). However, they… Read more
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Australian Flora in Applied Art and in Literature

by BAKER, Richard T.

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Published
1915
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AU$623.22

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Sydney, 1915. [Scarce study of the waratah in decorative arts. This beautiful work contains illustrated examples of the use of the waratah in many fields of the applied arts, such as architecture (brackets, capitals, columns, ceilings, etc.), bookbinding, ceramics, electric fittings, glassware, ironwork, lace, wallpaper, dado, frieze, windows and woodcarving. Covers the history of the use of the waratah… 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$916.50

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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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Flora Superba

by JONES, Paul

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Published
1971
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London: The Tyron Gallery, 1971. A remarkably beautiful book by one of the most celebrated modern flower painters, printed by the Curwen Press and published in an edition of only 406 numbered and signed copies. As Sir George Taylor explains in his Note, the book began because "I had long thought that Paul Jones could paint very successfully a… Read more
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Gum Blossom Babies

by GIBBS, May

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Published
1918
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AU$201.63

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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1918. '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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Bouquet de Fleurs

by THEURIET, Andre

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Published
1901
Edition
First edition thus
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AU$256.62

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Paris: Librarie des Amateurs, 1901. First edition thus. MONCHAU, Emile. Limited edition of 1000 copies, of which this is number 12. Illustrations by Emile Monchau. A delightful period piece in Art Noveau style with ravishing floral border decorations to every page. Edition of 1000 copies. Small quarto, original illustrated wrappers, floral ornament throughout, lower spine end shows some wear;… Read more
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Art in Australia. [First Series Fifth Number]

by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney, editor

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Published
1918
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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1918. Of interest: Rupert Bunny profile, two tipped colour plates; the Connell Collection of Old Furniture in the Melbourne Art Gallery, five photographic black & white plates; article entitled "On Richmond Bridge" by W. Hardy Wilson, two tipped-in colour plates; study of M.j. MacNally by Harry Julius. Octavo, a good copy in the original decorated… Read more
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A Vision of Eden. The Life and Work of Marianne North

by [NORTH, Marianne]. BRENAN, Professor J.P.M., HUXLEY, Anthony and MOON, Brenda E.

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Published
1980
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AU$18.33

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Exeter: Webb & Bower, 1980. The text of this volume is abridged from North's 'Recollections of a Happy Life' (1893). Quarto, colour plates; original gilt decorated brown papered boards, fine copy with a dust-jacket.
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