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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$699.77

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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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Chilitoes

by READING, Jacqueline

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Published
1945
Edition
First Edition
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AU$92.08

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Sydney: Jons Productions, 1945. First Edition. Jacqueline Reading. Scarce and charming Australian children's story about Peter the Penguin who protects the ice-floe. [Muir, 6254]. Oblong octavo, 28pp., 12 full-page colour plates and other black & white drawings; early gift inscription on inside cover, else a very good copy in cloth-backed pictorial boards.
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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$294.64

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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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Over the Sea. Stories of Two Worlds

by MARTIN, A. Patchett

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Published
1890
Edition
First Edition
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AU$1,068.07

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London and Sydney: Griffith Farran Okeden & Welsh, 1890. First Edition. First edition and rare. A most attractively-produced anthology of Australian and New Zealand stories and tales designed primarily for young people, highly evocative of its time. Authors include Rosa Praed, "Tasma", Mrs Patchett Martin, and Hume Nisbet. Illustrations are by H.J. Johnstone, T.J. Hughes, R. Carrick, Emily Harding,… Read more
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The Rainy Day Gift Book of the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia

by WALL, Dorothy

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Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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AU$73.66

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Sydney: Printed by John Sands, 1925. First Edition. A scarce ephemeral piece, both written and illustrated by Dorothy Wall of 'Blinky Bill' reknown, teaching the value of "Thrift". One of three variant printings of this delightful gift book for children - teaching them to save against a Rainy Day - and the first of two such collaborations… Read more
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The ABC of Animals

by [VALENTINE, Laura] McLOUGHLIN BROS

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Published
1885
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AU$460.38

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New York: McLoughlin Bros, 1885. American imprint of an old favourite. American reissue of the Alphabet of Animals from series titled Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books published by Warne in London. However, the format of this American edition is a little smaller, with different lithographic printing of the original images, and reset letterpress. Large octavo, bound in the… Read more
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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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Rare Illustrated Books
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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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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Het Vrouwelijk Lichaam; [The Female Body]

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Published
1910
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AU$110.49

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Zeist: J.T. Swartsenburg, 1910. Voorgesteld door losse beweegbare platen met verklarenden tekst. Detailed anatomical diagrams of the female body presented in a series of intricate overlaid colour plates designed to be raised revealing that which lies beneath. Octavo, 245mm x 168 mm, two pages of explanatory text in addition to the diagrams, in near fine condition.
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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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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 Brisbane Fashion Show; Spring - Summer 1955-56

by McGrath, Amy. Moir, Annette. Paterson, Betty

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Published
1955
Edition
First Edition
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AU$55.25

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Brisbane: The Courier-Mail, 1955. First Edition. Program describing over one hundred delightful and amusing vintage fifties outfits offering variations on many a theme. "ACACIA: Wattle print nylon with softly tiered skirt. For the younger set. PICKET FENCE: Afternoon sun outfit for the unexpected casual outing. MOONRISE: Fully formal ball gown in Hydrangea shades." Fashions selected,… 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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Australian Woodcuts and Linocuts of the 1920s and 1930s

by DRAFFIN, Nicholas

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Published
1976
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Melbourne: Sun Books, 1976. Good reference for obscure Australian graphic artists of the era. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, illustrated in colour and black & white throughout, very good copy.
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The Sunday Magazine

by WAUGH, Rev. Benjamin (Editor)

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Published
1894
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London: Isbister and Company, 1894. To describe "The Sunday Magazine" as a religious periodical is to confine it unnecessarily. Edited by Reverend Benjamin Waugh (1839 -1908), founder of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, "The Sunday Magazine" is a publication that broaches everything from art and literature to travel and poetry. Some of the Reverend's… Read more
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Clochemerle

by Gabriel Chevallier

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Published
1936
Edition
Limited Edition
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AU$110.49

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Paris: Aux Èditions Rieder, 1936. Limited Edition. Lucien Boucher. Satircal French novel illustrated by Lucien Boucher. First illustrated edition, limited to 2500 copies. Quarto, 298 pages, spine chipped else fine.
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Bush Songs of Australia for Young and Old

by [OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul] Rentoul Annie R.

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Rare Illustrated Books
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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