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Before the Lamps are Lit

by [OUTHWAITE.] QUIN, Tarella

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Published
1911
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First edition
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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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The Picture Alphabet

by BISHOP & CO

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Published
1830
Edition
First Edition
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AU$609.59

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Houndsditch: Bishop & Co, 1830. First Edition. A delightful woodcut alphabet. Here are many favourites - the Fox, the Goose, and the Lamb - but where necessary, the publisher's evidently felt capable of stretching their young audience. Significantly, it includes a 'K' for Kangaroo, revealing how wide-spread and how quickly the appetite for exotic natural history from Australia and… Read more
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by NORMANSELL, R.

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Published
1900
Edition
First Edition
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AU$110.84

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Birmingham, 1900. First Edition. An interesting catalogue of art nouveau metalwork. R. Normansell, manufacturer of all kinds of hearth suites, ash pans, fire brasses, trunks, melting and cooks' ladels, specialty antique pierced curbs and fenders.
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The Globe Alphabet. Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books

by [AUNT LOUISA] VALENTINE, Laura

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Published
1880
Edition
First Edition
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AU$554.18

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London: Frederick Warne & Co, 1880. First Edition. VERY SCARCE TITLE "Aunt Louisa" was the pseudonym of Laura Valentine who wrote several children's titles for Frederick Warne during the 1880's. This alphabet features a 'K' for Kangaroo with the following mnemonic passage for young readers: "K stands for Kangaroos, sitting and leaping; Hunters to kill them a keen watch… Read more
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An Alphabet of Quadrupeds, partly selected from the Works of Old Masters, and partly drawn from Nature

by COLE, Henry

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Published
1844
Edition
First Edition
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London: Joseph Cundall, 1844. First Edition. Berghem, Durer, Everdingen, Hondius, A. Karl du Jardin, Le Ducq, Paul Potter, Fraser Redgrave, Rembrandt, Stoop, Tempesta, Teniers, Vandervelde. First edition, uncommon. An attractive illustrated alphabet, with a charming image of a Kangaroo. Among the other plates are etchings after Rembrandt and Albrecht Durer. [Percy Muir, English Children's Books, p. 180.] Handsome… Read more
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Peter Parley's Method of Telling about Geography to Children

by [Goodrich, Samuel Griswold] PARLEY, Peter (pseudonym)

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Published
1838
Edition
First Edition
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AU$92.36

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New York: Collins and Hannay, 1838. First Edition. With nine maps and seventy-five engravings, principally for the use of schools. Uncommon New York-printed children's text book with a section on New Holland and an engraving of the bread fruit. 'To this place the English government send thieves, and other bad people, from England. It is a vast distance… Read more
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Melbourne & Sydney: Tatchell, Garritty & Dobson, 1892. First Edition. Walter Withers, Ernest Ferris, Fred Kneebone, and John Clemens. A celebration of the Australian Christmas with illustrations by one of the founding members of the Heidelberg School, Walter Withers. Issued as a souvenir by the Post and Telegraph Departments, this charming work includes many portraits of the government officers,… Read more
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A Picture History of Great Discoveries

by HUTTON, Clarke (illustrator)

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Published
1954
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First Edition
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London: Oxford University Press, 1954. First Edition. HUTTON, Clarke. First edition of this charming autolithographed children's book. English artist and illustrator, Stanley Clarke Hutton (1898 - 1984) studied and taught lithography lithography Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Between 1945 and 1962, Hutton illustrated many books for children including picture histories of Britain, France, Canada, Italy,… Read more
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Dot and the Kangaroo

by PEDLEY, Ethel C.

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Published
1899
Edition
First Edition
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AU$1,108.35

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London: Thomas Burleigh, 1899. First Edition. Frank P. Mahony. The very rare first edition of this Australian children's classic. [Muir, 5913] The story of Dot, the little girl lost in the Australian bush, who is helped by a kindly grey kangaroo, has become 'a fundamental text of Australian children's literature' (People, Print and Paper, NAtional Library of Australia). It… Read more
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Chilitoes

by READING, Jacqueline

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Published
1945
Edition
First Edition
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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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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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Australian Bush Songs

by [OUTHWAITE] PETERSON, Georgette

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Published
1937
Edition
First Thus
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AU$55.42

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Melbourne: Allan & Co, 1937. First Thus. With the success of the first three song books written and composed by Annie Rentoul and Georgette Peterson and illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, other editions were inevitable. This collection (the "Imperial Edition, No. 394"), brings together seventeen of the best-loved tunes including the favourites "A Little Aboriginee", "Baby Bear" and "Corroboree",… Read more
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Tales About America and Australia by Peter Parley

by GOODRICH, S.G.

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Published
1840
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AU$424.87

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Darton & Clark, 1840. Very rare: a history of America and Australia for children by American author Goodrich, under his more famous pen name "Peter Parley". Surprisingly detailed account of New South Wales, including a description of King Bungaree; Tasmania is also described. [Muir, 2884]. Small octavo, bound in original gilt-blocked red cloth, with frontispiece maps of Australia and… 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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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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Jack Harkaway and His Son's Adventures in Australia

by HEMYNG, Bracebridge

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Published
1910
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Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co, 1910. American edition of one of the most notable early Australian books. Includes murderous convict tales, bushrangers and depictions of enslaved Indigenous Australia. [Muir, 3441.]. Octavo, bound in original pictorial wrappers, 323 pages + 15 pages advertisements, uniformly embrowned, a very good copy.
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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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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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Le Buffon des Enfans ou Histoire des Animaux Les Plus Intéressans a Connaitre

by [CHILDREN] ESPEISSE, A.

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Published
1851
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Paris: Martial Ardant freres, 1851. French natural history primer named after the great 18th century French naturalist, George-Louis Leclerc of Burgundy, later Compte de Buffon, listing man as the first animal to be examined (deemed the most interesting). Covers quadrupeds (mammals), birds, fish, insects and reptiles. With two pages dedicated to the kangaroo. Small octavo, bound in the original… Read more
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Hunters and Fishers, or Sketches of Primitive Races in the Lands Beyond the Sea

by SINNETT, Mrs. Percy

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Published
1846
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1846. The colour issue which includes a stirring plate of an aboriginal kangaroo hunt, and a lengthy chapter dealing with the customs of the Australian Aborigines. [Muir, 6760 (the earlier uncoloured issue)] Despite her stated intentions "to exhibit... the general characteristics of the earlier stage of human society" to wit the indigenous peoples of Australia,… Read more
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Almanach parfume: Les 5 Parties du Monde

by WOLFF, F. & Sohn

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Published
1902
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München: Gebr. Obpacher, 1902. Presented by F. Wolff & Sohn, German perfumiers of Karlsruhe awarded the gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900, a petite almanack picturing Europe, Asia (China), Africa (Tunisia), North America and Australie (Samoa). Duodecimo, four colour printed cards featuring the twelve months of the year on the reverse loosely inserted in colour… Read more
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Stout Fellows Chum, Angelina, Wallaby, Um-Pig and Flip

by WALL, Dorothy

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Published
1936
Edition
First Edition
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Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1936. First Edition. Dorothy Wall. Stout Fellows" is delightful little-known work from the canon of Dorothy Wall (1894 - 1942), creator of the lovable koala, Blinky Bill. Dedicated to the most important people, Young Scamps & Co., this is a tale of bush fire and adventure set in Australia. {Muir, 7830]. Quarto, bound in original… Read more
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