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The Merry Piper or the Magical Trip of the Sugar Bowl Ship

by GAZE, Harold

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1925
Edition
First Edition
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AU$292.44

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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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Éditions des Laboratoires du Mictasol, 1930. Three booklets in one detailing a range of Chinese medical practices from traditional to therapeutic to highly alterative. Each booklet is presented with a colour illustration as a frontispiece. Includes explanations of Chinese herbs and acupuncture. "La bibliothéque médicale chinoise comprend une infinité de volumes dont les plus anciens traitent surtout de… Read more
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AU$73.11
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Morte D'Arthur

by TENNYSON, Alfred Lord

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Published
1912
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AU$310.72

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London: Chattto & Windus, 1912. SANGORSKI, Alberto. A high-quality facsimile of the famous King Arthur tale retaining the freshness and vigour of the original manuscript illuminated by Alberto Sangorski (1862 -1932). Quarto, decorated papered boards, twenty-four leaves reproduced on Japonese vellum; "mart j. ferguson 1931" previous owner's old calligraphic inscription on front endpaper, a lovely clean copy with the… Read more
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The Magic Pudding

by LINDSAY, Norman

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Published
1948
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AU$274.16

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Sydney: Angus & Robertson Limited, 1948. Norman Lindsay. First post-war edition.The Magic Pudding is the best-loved and most frequently reprinted of all Australian children's books, and a classic of modern Australian literature. 'The book is spontaneous and alive, the illustrations reinforcing the text, and the characterisation brilliantly realised' (Muir). Angus & Robertson's initial belief that the book would appeal… Read more
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The Nursery 'Alice'

by CARROLL, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)

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Published
1890
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AU$5,848.80

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London: Macmillan, 1890. Nursery version of the classic story conceived to be read and 'cooed over' by younger readers. The two additional 'puzzle-pictures' or sketches that complement this copy are rare and precious examples of a game Carroll used to play with children - the object being to guess the animal before Carroll had finished drawing it. Such extempore… Read more
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Guinevere. Illustrated by Gustave Dorè

by TENNYSON, Alfred

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Published
1877
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AU$402.11

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London: Edward Moxon, 1877. A beautiful work combining the verse of Tennyson with the magical illustrations of Gustave Dorè. Folio, original cloth in fine condition.
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AU$402.11
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The Think Man and the Sunset Fairies

by [NEELIA] Burrow, Aileen L.

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Published
1911
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AU$127.94

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Sydney: Websdale, Shoosmith Limited, 1911. Extremely rare publication by Aileen L Burrow ("Neelia"), presenting two Australian bush stories. Typset and illustrated by the author throughout in sepia, this is a rare addition to the ouevre of Burrow. Near fine condition, no other copies listing. Quarto, staple-bound in illustrated wrappers, 18pp. Illustrations set in text throughout. A near fine copy.… Read more
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Magic Casements

by WALLACE, Helen E.

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1926
Edition
First edition
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AU$201.05

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Melbourne: Brown, Prior and Company, 1926. First edition. Blamire Young. First deluxe edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. The three tipped colour plates are by William Blamire Young, the Cambridge graduate and mathematics teacher from the Blue Mountains who became noted for his watercolours: 'poster-like, romantic, poetic and remarkable otherwise for the complexity and their techniques" (McCulloch). Small quarto,… Read more
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The Green Fairy Book

by LANG, Andrew (ed)

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1892
Edition
Limited first edition
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AU$2,558.85

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London and New York: Longmans, Green and Co, 1892. Limited first edition. Ford, H.J.. A handsome copy of the third of Lang's beautiful fairy books with illustrations by Henry J. Ford. The Scots author was an avid collector of fairy tales from around the world and many of the stories in this collection, particularly the classic French tales, are… 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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AU$201.05
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Mollie's Bunyip

by [OUTHWAITE] RENTOUL, A. & I. S.

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Rare Illustrated Books
Published
1904
Edition
First Edition
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AU$3,838.28

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Melbourne: Robert Jolley, 1904. First Edition. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's first book. A fragile piece, Mollie's Bunyip is extremely rare and this copy is in particularly fine condition. Essentially a private publication - certainly one with a very limited circulation - it was published when Ida was just sixteen. The text is hand-scripted by Ida's elder sister,… Read more
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Tales of Old Thule

by SMITH, J. Moyr

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Published
1879
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AU$91.39

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London: Chatto and Windus, 1879. Illustrated collection of Norse myths and legends. Octavo, original gilt decorated cloth, 199 pages + 36 pages of advertisements, decorated endpapers, all edges gilt, illustrated throughout, a near-fine copy.
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