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How Columbus Discovered America

by [Children's Pop-up Book] Kubasta, Vojtech

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London: Bancroft & Co, no date. Originally born in Vienna, Vojt ch Kubasta (1914 -1992) trained as an architect in Prague yet barely practiced, his career interrupted by the invasion of Nazis in the Second World War. Kubašta turned his fine engineering skills towards the creation of pop-up books for children, revitalising three dimensional paper craft techniques that had… 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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With Compliments from Burns, Philp (SS) Co., Ltd

by BURNS PHILP LTD

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Published
1930
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AU$129.31

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Suva, Fiji, 1930. Interesting article of advertising ephemera from the Burns Philp company, a fan with a photographic portrait of a Fijian man holding a large carved wooden comb. Photographically illustrated card, 310 mm x 215 mm, specked with a few age marks, in great condition overall.
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image of All Aboard for Sunrise Lands. A Trip Through California Across the Pacific to Japan, China and Australia

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Chicago: Donohue, Henneberry & Co, 1891. The tale of a remarkable journey from California to Australia with hundreds of extraordinary wood block illustrations. Remarkable nineteenth century work linking the two continents, in very good original condition. Quarto, original decorated boards with striking silver lettering, the spine ends and external hinges are rubbed, endpapers replaced, a nice copy.
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AU$92.36
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The Dr. Jaeger's Sanitary Woolen System Co

by JAEGER, DR. GUSTAV

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Published
1909
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AU$1,366.97

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Washington DC, 1909. Staple bound booklet of 40pp, illustrated throughout, fine in original wrappers. Accompanied by a printed sheet of nine Jaeger samples each measuring 35 mm x 35 mm. Dr. Gustav Jaeger (1832 - 1917) pioneered woolen underclothing using advanced weaving techniques that allowed for exact body fitting and full-length 'step-in' garments. Manufactured under license from the 1890s… Read more
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The Flying Dutchman

by WAGNER, Richard

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Published
1938
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AU$258.62

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London: Corvinus Press, 1938. A beautifully produced edition in elegant vellum bindings with perfectly composed typography within generous margins, a testament to the high standards of the short-lived Corvinus Press. Numbered limited edition of 130 copies. Quarto, full stiff vellum binding with minimal gilt ruling, spine lettering and small motif on the back board, top edge gilt and others… Read more
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Twice Lost. A Story of Shipwreck, and of Adventure in the Wilds of Australia

by KINGSTON, W.H.G.

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Published
1878
Edition
First edition
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AU$147.78

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London: Thomas Nelson, 1878. First edition. One of the most important boys' adventure stories of the Victorian period by one of the leading writers of the time - rare in this delightful morocco binding. First Edition. Octavo, quarter calf, marbled boards, spine gilt in bands, illustrated with 33 full page original engravings and 9 vignettes; bindings rubbed, mild scattered… Read more
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Popineau et les Toupapahous.; Illustrated by Alvyne Maisonneuve

by MAISONNEUVE, Lucien

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Published
1945
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Paris: Editions Marcel Gasnier, 1945. Beautiful French children's book about a young sailor called Jean-Francois Popineau, his ostrich, and their adventures among the Moouri Tahitiens. Large slim quarto, original papered boards, vibrant colour photolithographic illustration throughout; front board moderately damp-stained, otherwise a very good copy, internally fine.
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image of Voyages et Glorieuses Decouvertes des Grands Navigateurs et Explorateurs Francais

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Paris: Tolmer, 1921. Beautifully illustrated with 54 pochoir coloured illustrations, a double-page centre spread and two fold-out colour maps. This is one of the most striking French children's books of the 1920s produced to the highest possible standard. It covers the achievements of French navigators throughout history including De La Salle and La Perouse. Featured in "The World of… Read more
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AU$2,031.98
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Art in Australia. A Quarterly Journal. Third Series Number 62

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

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Published
1936
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AU$73.89

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Sydney: John Fairfax and Sons, 1936. Of interest: Long article by Adrian Lawlor on the dynamics of modern art. Illustrated article on Lionel Lindsay's watercolours. Detailed plates of Australian applied arts and crafts including fabric patterns, a wrought iron fire screen and lamp and ceramics. Tipped colour plate of wrought iron head of Mary Gilmore by Rayner Hoff. Maurice… Read more
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Chinese Junks and Other Native Craft

by DONNELLY, Ivon A.

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Published
1924
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AU$240.14

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Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, 1924. Quarto; decorated endpapers, original white quarter cloth, pictorial blue grey paper leather-textured boards with gilt lettering, a very good copy.
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The Garden of Ships

by STEWART, Douglas

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Published
1962
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Sydney: Walter Stone at the Wentworth Press, 1962. Norman Lindsay. A poem by Douglas Stewart with pen-drawings by Norman Lindsay. Limited edition of 250 copies, signed by Douglas Stewart and Walter Stone. Quarto, black and white line drawings, original quarter green cloth over biege papered boards; occassional foxing to front foredge, an otherwise very fine copy.
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Tasmanian Insights. Essays in honour of Geoffrey Thomas Stilwell

by [Geoffrey Thomas Stilwell] WINTER, Gillian (editor)

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Published
1992
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Hobart: State Library of Tasmania, 1992. Fifteen essays covering a diversity of topics related to Tasmanian history, from early jewellers to maritime exploration of the island. Limited edition of 1000 copies, signed by Stilwell. Octavo, plates in colour and black & white; original crimson cloth, fine copy in a fine dust-jacket.
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