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    AUD $1,250.00

    Bunny and Brownie. The Adventures of George and Wiggle by OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

    London: A. & C Black, 1930. First edition. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. Although enthusiastically received on its release, this was to be the last of Outhwaite's major illustrated books: the onset of the Depression meant that few people could afford these luxurious books. Muir, 5605. First edition, quarto, original decorative boards with blue cloth spine, illustrated with colour plates throughout. Some light foxing, but a very good copy.


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    AUD $200.00

    The Red Witch by [OUTHWAITE, I. R.] NEWELL, Averil

    London: A. & C. Black Ltd, 1937. First Edition. Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Story of a little sheperdess called Perdita who loses a flock of sheep owned by the king. Beautifully illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Octavo, bound in the original blue cloth boards, 180 mm x 120 mm, 64 pages, 4 coloured plates, missing dust wrapper, a very good copy.


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    $35.00

    Skazki by Chukovskii, Kornei

    Moscow: Detskaia literatura, 1972. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Large 8vo. 164, [4] pp. Bound in full blue cloth, decoration in gilt on cover, title in gilt on spine, in illustrated dust jacket. Full-color illustrations throughout. Collection of fairy tales, poems and ditties. Text in Russian. Very Good, age-toning to pages, 1-1/2" stain to rear cover, illustrations and gilt stamping bright, light bumping to corners, in Very Good+ dust jacket with overall age-toning, light chipping and wear to extremities. Nice copy of a pretty book..


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    AUD $100.00

    Wattle Babies by GIBBS, May

    Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1922. 'Today these booklets are generally regarded as children's items, but in their day they were issued in individual envelopes and were intended to be used as enlarged greeting cards... their contribution to the Australian pictorial propaganda of the First World War was pervasive and amusing and remains perhaps the only such work to survive with a timeless appeal.' (Holden, p 92). Reprint edition. String tied octavo in original wrappers with colour pictorial onlay, 28 pages, colour frontispiece and plates, a very good copy.


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    AUD $550.00

    Gum Blossom Babies by GIBBS, May

    Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1916. First Edition. Rare first edition. 'Today these booklets are generally regarded as children's items, but in their day they were issued in individual envelopes and were intended to be used as enlarged greeting cards... their contribution to the Australian pictorial propaganda of the First World War was pervasive and amusing and remains perhaps the only such work to survive with a timeless appeal.' (Holden, p 92). String tied octavo in original wrappers with colour pictorial onlay, 56 pages, colour frontispiece and plates, the front cover shows some wear at the edges, a couple of small tears to yap wrapper edges, light crease mark to tipped pictorial onlay, a near fine copy of the rare first edition.


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    AUD $1,200.00

    Before the Lamps are Lit by [OUTHWAITE.] QUIN, Tarella

    Melbourne: George Robertson & Co, 1911. First edition. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. First Edition. Story by Tarella Quin, line drawings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Contains six stories. Oblong quarto, 190pp, 22cm x 18.5cm illustrations throughout (many full-page), bright original illustrated linen-grain dark green cloth, small crease to lower right hand corner, previous owner's inscription dated 1921 on free front endpaper, in exquisite fine original condition otherwise.


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    AUD $1,850.00

    Mollie's Staircase by [OUTHWAITE] RENTOUL, A.I and I.S

    Melbourne: Hutchinson, 1906. First Edition. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. 'Mollie's Staircase' marked the beginning of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's remarkable success in her international career as an illustrator. A collaborative effort between Ida and her mother Isobel, there is a "discernible air of growing self-assurance ... elves were evolving into her own distinctive creation and her dramatic use of silhouette was emerging as a major compositional device." (Muir and Holden, p. 102) First edition and rare. Small oblong quarto, title vignette and twelve full page illustrations and margin decorations; some embrowning, mainly affecting title, and bearing contemporary inscription, in original wrappers with yap edges (sensitively restored), original silk ties, a very good copy.


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    AUD $200.00

    Little Obelia and Further Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by GIBBS, May

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1938. GIBBS, May. An early edition of one of Australia's classic children's tales. In 1918 May Gibbs had published the first of her famous Gumnut classics, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and the response to her characters was so overwhelming that she continued the Gumnut adventures in further books. Little Obelia is the third in the series: Cuddlepie makes the journey under the sea to find and rescue Ragged Blossom, whilst Snugglepot lives out his particular adventure with Mr. Lizard. "The illustrations show remarkable ingenuity on the part of the artist, who has given a personality to a number of familiar Australian plants and animals...and all the grumpy grown-ups will enjoy them too" (Sydney Mail, quoted by Walsh, May Gibbs, p. 128.). Small quarto, original decorated papered boards, colour frontispiece and sepia plates, mild preliminary foxing; a great copy in a rubbed dust-jacket with some tape-marks.


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    AUD $185.00

    Sunday Sun Comics. Sunbeams Supplement to 'The Sunday Sun and Guardian' April 21 1946 by BANCKS, J.C., GIBBS, May and others

    Sydney: The Sunday Sun, 1946. Contains a variety of cartoons, including 'Bib and Bub' by May Gibbs (half page) and Bancks timeless Ginger Meggs (whole page). Eight page tabloid newspaper insert (305x380mm) printed in colour, a few marginal tears and chips but in remarkably good condition for an item of this age and nature (has not browned).


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    AUD $950.00

    Historie de Peau D'Ane (Conte de ma mere loye) by [PISSARO, Lucien] PERRAULT, Charles

    London: Eragny Press, 1902. Pissaro, Lucien. With woodcut borders and initials by Lucien Pissaro and three wood-engravings by T. Sturge Moore. The Eragny Press was the private concern of Lucien Pissaro and his wife Esther, established with the assistance of Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts of the Vale Press. Sturge Moore wrote on the books printed by Eragny: "If they are precious, honour them, be liberal for them. We must have fewer then; but those few shall be beautiful on the table, on the shelf, in the hand; while we muse on the meaning, the eye shall rest happily on the page where fair proportions have been sought and established between margin and text, between type and page." (Franklin 'The Private Presses' p. 98). Edition of 200 copies. Slim octavo, original decorated papered boards, spine ends show a little wear, bookplate, a very good copy.


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    $25.00

    The Journey of Tunuri and the Blue Deer by Endredy, James

    Rochester , VT: Bear Cub Books, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +/very good +. Hernández de la Cruz, María and Casimiro de la Cruz López. Oblong 8vo. 32 pp. Bound in glossy illustrated boards, in matching dust jacket. Illustrated with yarn drawings by María Hernández de la Cruz and Casimiro de la Cruz López. Includes a glossary of Huichol sacred symbols, information on the Huichol people and a brief explanation of how the yarn drawings were made. Very Good+, bump to lower corner of binding, otherwise clean and bright, in Very Good+ dust jacket with matching bump, light wear to extremities.


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    AUD $275.00

    The Crock of Gold by STEPHENS, James

    London: Macmillan, 1926. Mackenzie, Thomas. A delightful production in the style of Arthur Rackham and Kay Nielsen. Octavo, original red cloth, twelve full-page colour plates by Thomas Mackenzie, endpapers browned, a fine copy in a torn and chipped dust-jacket.


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    AUD $8,500.00

    Original manuscript translation of 'The Little Mermaid' by [ANDERSEN, Hans Christian]

    Boston, 1856. Hans Christian Andersen is the most translated author of all time so the discovery of this early American translation is exciting. Translated from the German by Miss H.C. Sterling. The fourteen illustrated leaves in ˜The Little Mermaid' are by a skilled unrecorded artist, stated as 'A. Maynard' on the title page. The fine steel-point drawings are executed with balance and competence in a neoclassical style. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: 'To my mother from H.C.S.'. Original illustrated manuscript dated 1856, 36 pages, frontispiece and decorated title-page with 12 original illustrated leaves, oblong quarto, bound in beautiful nineteenth-century gilt tooled limp green morocco, some darkening at the gutter edge, in exceptionally fine condition.


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    AUD $450.00

    The Marvellous Land of Snergs.; Illustrated by George Morrow by [TOLKIEN] WYKE SMITH, E.A

    London: Ernest Benn, 1927. First Edition. MORROW, George. Incredibly scarce first edition. The final book written by Wyke Smith, this tale is set on a far off island inhabited by the helpful Snergs, and is credited as a major influence on Tolkien's race of Hobbits. In a letter to W. H. Auden from 1955: "Not any better I think than The Marvellous Land of Snergs, Wyke-Smith, Ernest Benn 1927. Seeing the date, I should say it was probably an unconscious source-book! for the Hobbits, not of anything else." Illustrated throughout by Punch cartoonist, George Morrow. Large octavo in the original quarter cloth; illustrated throughout, the occasional fox mark, a very good copy.


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    AUD $175.00

    Little Red Riding Hood

    London: Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, 1921. ATTWELL, Mabel Lucie. Beautiful edition of this eternal tale, paired back for the youngest of readers and illustrated by the British artist, Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879 -1964). Bound in attractive illustrated boards, 24 pages, colour frontispiece + 1 full-page colour plate, numerous black & white illustrations throughout, prize label to front free endpaper, a fine copy.


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    AUD $575.00

    Coppertop by GAZE, Harold

    New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1924. First Edition. Gaze, Harold. Signed by Harold Gaze on the half-title, this is the first American edition of an Australian classic. A story about a young girl called Cecilia who visits the clerk of the weather with her imaginary brothers Tibbs and Kiddiwee. They visit the Castles of the Four Winds, the Himalayas and the Blarney Stone. Large octavo, coloured frontispiece, 11 coloured plates, 13 black & white plates, 6 drawings in text; original boards.


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    AUD $785.00

    Eventyr af H.C. Andersen by [TEGNER, Hans] ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

    Copenhagen: Ernst Bojesen Det Nordiske Forlag, 1900. TEGNER, Hans. Verdensudgave illustreret af Hans Tegner med en karakteristik af H.C. Andersen som eventyrforfatter af Georg Brandes. Two volumes. Quarto, original richly tooled half straight-grained morocco, spines gilt with labels, marbled boards and edges, ornamental endpapers, the bindings are a bit scuffed, internally quite fine, a lovely set.


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    AUD $175.00

    Little Obelia and Further Adventures of Ragged Blossom, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by GIBBS, May

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1938. GIBBS, May. An early edition of one of Australia's classic children's tales. In 1918 May Gibbs had published the first of her famous Gumnut classics, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, and the response to her characters was so overwhelming that she continued the Gumnut adventures in further books. Little Obelia is the third in the series: Cuddlepie makes the journey under the sea to find and rescue Ragged Blossom, whilst Snugglepot lives out his particular adventure with Mr. Lizard. "The illustrations show remarkable ingenuity on the part of the artist, who has given a personality to a number of familiar Australian plants and animals...and all the grumpy grown-ups will enjoy them too." (Sydney Mail, quoted by Walsh, p. 128). Small quarto, original decorated papered boards, colour frontispiece and sepia plates, mild preliminary foxing, head of spine a little worn, a very good copy in a worn and chipped dust-jacket.


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    AUD $50.00

    Bibby's Annual; 1920-21 by [OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul] BIBBY, Joseph (editor)

    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 a fairy plate by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite titled 'The Rendezvous' (half-page in black & white). "The Ancient Wisdom tells us that somewhere in the memory of Nature every act of each one of her children is self-engraved, and that from this self-written record under the guidance of Angelic Ministers, the changing destinies of men and nations flow. Thus it is claimed that our present attainments of talent and capacity, are what we have won in the past; that our present thoughts and activites will determine our future, and that in the sum of things nowhere is there any injustice, and nowhere caprice or favouritism." With written content such as this, one is often left wondering whether to say a-hem or Amen. Staple bound folio in original colour illustrated wrappers, 64 pages, illustrated throughout, a very good copy.


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    AUD $3,000.00

    The Green Fairy Book by LANG, Andrew (ed)

    London and New York: Longmans, Green and Co, 1892. 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 translated here into English for the first time. Signed limited edition, one of 150 copies, large paper edition, bound in full green crushed morocco by Stikeman, gilt, fine.


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    $24.95

    The Black Heart of Indri by Hoge, Dorothy (adapter), (Janina Domanska, illus.)

    NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. (1st edition with Scribner's "A"). Oversize Hardcover. GOOD+. Tight, bright, clean and square but lavender paper-over-board cover with black design and lettering has 1/2" of sun fading cross top of front cover and top and bottom of spine. The clipped dust jacket is in a protective cover , stabilizing the damaged cover which has large chips, rips and rubbing along all of it's edges. A Chinese fairy tale appropriately illustrated throughout with delicate drawings. 1.1


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    AUD $500.00

    Australian Songs for Young and Old by [OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul] RENTOUL, Annie R

    Melbourne: George Robertson, 1907. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. The very scarce first edition of the first of the Rentoul sisters' famous songbook. Published to coincide with the well publicised Women's Exhibition held in Melbourne, October, 1907. String-tied oblong quarto, original illustrated wrappers, superbly illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite over 32 pages; original owner's inscription on title page, a very small piece missing from front cover, mild foxing throughout, a good copy.


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    $5.00

    More Stories to Solve by Shannon, George

    New York, N. Y., U. S. A.: Beechtee Paperbacks, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. George Solonevich. Very Good. No DJ Issued Folktales to ponder from around the world.


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    AUD $180.00

    The Nut-Cracker Suite by [OUTHWAITE] TCHAIKOVSKY

    Melbourne: Allan & Co, 1925. A large and beautiful illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite decorates the cover of this rare piece of ephemera. Caption reads, "Fantasia: Music by Tschaikowsky" Bound in pictorial paper wrappers, 310mm x 230mm, 19 pages; minor browning of wrappers, 5 mm tear at foot of spine, otherwise in very good condition.


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    $20.00

    The Dwarf Giant by Lobel, Anita

    New York: Holiday House, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 4to. Unpaginated. Bound in quarter blue cloth over pink boards, in illustrated dust jacket. Full-color illustrations by Lobel. Very Good, light age-toning and shelf wear to extremities, internally clean and tight, in Very Good dust jacket with 1" tear to top edge of front cover, 1/2" tear to top edge of rear cover, overall age-toning, some scuffing.


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