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Far Off; or Asia and Australia described. With Anecdotes and Numerous Illustrations..

by MORTIMER, Mrs. M.

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Published
1852
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First Edition, First Printing
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AU$552.45

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London: T. Hatchard, 1852. First Edition, First Printing. Rare: first edition, first issue of a work that was one of the most popular goldfields-era accounts of Australia. 'If you were in Sydney, you would hardly think you were in a savage island; for you would see no savages in the streets. What is become of those who once lived… 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$92.08

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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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AU$1,436.37
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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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AU$55.25

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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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Tales About America and Australia by Peter Parley

by GOODRICH, S.G.

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Published
1840
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AU$423.55

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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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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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Tales About America and Australia by Peter Parley

by GOODRICH, S.G.

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Published
1838
Edition
First Edition
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AU$430.91

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London: Darton & Clark, 1838. First Edition. Very rare: a history of America and Australia for children by American author Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860), under his more famous pen name "Peter Parley", with a charming woodcut vignette of Bungaree making a bow. [Muir, 2884.] The work includes a surprisingly detailed account of New South Wales including notes on Tasmania,… Read more
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A Boy's Voyage Round the World; including a residence in Victoria, and a journey by rail across North America

by SMILES, Samuel, Ed

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Published
1871
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First Edition
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AU$184.15

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London: John Murray, 1871. First Edition. The surprisingly scarce first edition of this famous juvenile; Ferguson records only a later impression [Ferguson, 15755]. The attractive vignettes used as chapter-headings include rather good views of Melbourne and Sydney as well as Auckland, Honolulu and Niagara. Engaging travelogue filled with wonderful descriptions and adventures. Octavo, with steel-engraved illustrations; original green cloth… Read more
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From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches | Letters of Travel | Volume I.

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1900
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Presumed First English Edition
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AU$36.83

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London: Macmillan & Co, 1900. Presumed First English Edition. "Letters of Marque" and "From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling. There is something lovely about this copy, a beautiful old library book that looks exactly as it ought to. "...We are now running down to Penang with the thermometer 87* in the cabins, and anything you please… Read more
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Stockholm: Adolf Johnson Furlag, 1886. An adaption of Daniel Defoe's tale of the desert island shipwreck survivor, 'Robinson Crusoe', translated by C.F. Bagge after Joachim Heinrich Campe's highly successful imitation. [Ungdomens Bibliotek IV]. Octavo, bound in illustrated boards with blue cloth spine titled in gilt, 180 pages, 2 chromolithographic plates, a very good copy.
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How Columbus Discovered America

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

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no date
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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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1903 Illustrated Catalogue of Children's Vehicles

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Published
1903
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Chicago: Montgomery Ward & Co, 1903. Exquisite little catalogue of baby carriages and Victorian children's prams. 'The Tallest Mercantile Building in the World. We own and occupy it exclusively. We carry a stock of merchandise valued at over $2,500,000,00... and when you learn what we offer goods for, and compare our prices with what you are paying,… Read more
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The Tight Little Island; A Trip Through Tasmania

by Hogan, T.M. & Gye, Hal

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Published
1914
Edition
First Edition
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AU$22.10

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Hobart, Australia: J. Walch & Sons, 1914. First Edition. Gye, Hal. 'Launceston is described as the front door to Tasmania. It is the front door in the tourist sense, and that door is always wide open in welcome to the vistor. Statistics are said to be "the art of proving in exact form what nobody knows." In the… Read more
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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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Paris: Fabrique Générale d'Articles de Voyages, 1840. First Edition. A beautiful, rare and precious catalogue of the articles a traveller might require for voyaging elegantly and safely. The album features superb full page hand-coloured lithographs showcasing nearly one hundred accessories including bags, picnic baskets, apparel, wonderful old trunks, tents and hammocks, many of which are in surprisingly bold and… Read more
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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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image of Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron. With original and selected information on the subjects of the engravings by W. Brockedon

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London: John Murray, 1834. A beautiful overlap of literature and travel description, being a tour through Mediterranean and Continental sites of interest in the life and tales of Lord Byron. Brief biographical descriptions are scattered throughout. Edward Francis Finden's masterful series of steel engravings from the works of J.M.W. Turner, William Westall and other leading landscape and portrait artists… Read more
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AU$1,104.90
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Round Trip. Illustrated by Russell Drysdale

by [DRYSDALE, Russell] LITTLE, Miles

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Published
1977
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AU$73.66

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Melbourne University Press, 1977. DRYSDALE, Russell. Limited edition of 150 copies, of which this is number 85. Signed by Russell Drysdale and Miles Little. Drysdale's evocative line drawings can truly be said to respond to Litttle's poetry in this boutique edition. Numbered limited edition of 150 copies signed by author and artist. Octavo, hand bound gilt leather, fine copy.… Read more
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Bushland Stories

by MACK, Amy Eleanor

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Published
1921
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Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1921. Joyce Dennys. A collection of short nature tales that capture the spirit of the Australian bush. Deluxe edition with gilt-stamped spine and blue A&R device printed on endpapers. Home reviewed the new edition of Amy Mack's Bushland Stories in December 1921 and praised the 'entirely new illustrations in colour and black and white… Read more
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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$1,362.71

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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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