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    AUD $750.00

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

    Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1921. First edition. A copy of the extremely rare first edition of May Gibb's 'Little Obelia'. Pictorial boards with colour pictorial onlay, 91pp, colour frontispiece and one colour plate, 19 full page sepia illustrations, decorated endpapers and black and white line drawings throughout. Corners of front boards rubbed, modest foxing to front and read endpapers only. A very good copy of this extremely scarce edition.


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    AUD $200.00

    Art in Australia. First Series. Number Three. (Third Number) by [ART IN AUSTRALIA] URE SMITH, Sydney, GELLERT, Leon & JONES, C. Lloyd (editors)

    Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1917. First Edition. Articles and images of interest include a short article with tipped plates on James Muir Auld; A. Radcliffe Brown on Norman Lindsay's watercolours (one page of text with two tipped plates), etchings of Victor Cobb; Julian Ashton on Blamire Young (two colour plates); John Shirlow reviews the marble sculptures of C. Web Gilbert; oil paintings by Max Meldrum; three page article on industrial art in Australia; book review including real tipped plates by Norman Lindsay from Leon Gellert's 'Songs of a Campaign' and another review of Hal Gye's illustrations for 'The Glugs of Gosh' by C.J. Denis. Advertisements include a photographic portrait of Arthur Streeton by May Moore and tipped plate in sepia by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite for Farmer's Barber Shop. Small quarto, original printed wrappers wrapped over blank boards, tipped colour plates, full-page black & white images; the mildest of discolouration to wrappers, spine chipped with a 5cm separation at base, internally near fine.


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    $25.00

    Mangoes and Bananas by Scott, Nathan Kumar

    UK: Tara Publishing, 2006. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. Balaji, T.. 4to. Unpaginated. Bound in illustrated boards. Illustrated by T. Balaji using the traditional Indian art form of Kalamkari. Story featuring Kanchil, the mouse deer trickster figure of Indonesian folklore. Fine, bright copy.


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    AUD $360.00

    The Girl in the Apple. From a Tuscan Folk Tale by BRUNSKILL, Anne

    London: World's End Press, 1984. Translation by Helen Attlee. A short and curious fairy tale illustrated with hand coloured woodblock prints by Anne Brunskill. Limited edition of 120 copies signed by the translator and illustrator. Quarto, illustrated papered boards (back board a little rubbed); a fine copy in a slipcase showing some moderate external wear.


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    AUD $7,500.00

    "The Fairy Dance" by SPOWERS, Ethel

    Melbourne, 1920. Original painting by Ethel Spowers, one of Australia's finest "fairy illustrators". A school of fantasy illustration emerged in Melbourne inspired by the work and commercial success of Ida Rentoul Outwaite in the first part of the 20th Century. Spowers, along with Christian Yandell and Ethel Jackson Morris, was at the forefront of this coherent artistic Melbourne phenomenon. Spowers exhibited with the Victorian Artists Society and the Arts and Crafts Society. Aware of the growing school of contemporary fantasy illustration on the international scene, she drew on the influence of leading overseas artists including Kay Nielsen and Edmund Dulac. Towards the end of her life, Spowers destroyed most of her work. This charming painting is a rare survivor. Examples of her original art are extremely difficult to find. Original watercolour, 200 x 206 mm, signed and dated 1920, mounted and framed.


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    AUD $550.00

    Gum Tree Brownie and other Faerie Folk of the Never-Never by [OUTHWAITE] QUIN, Tarella

    Melbourne: George Robertson, 1925. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. With a foreword by Ethel Turner and delightful illustrations by a nineteen-year old Ida Rentoul (later Outhwaite). "The subject matter was still that of fairies, elves and children... Although this was a world of the imagination there were some Australian motifs such as spider-orchids, monk-hoods, or blow-fly grass which she had seized on for their qualities" (Muir, 'The History of Australian Children's Book Illustration'). Third Edition. Oblong small quarto, original pictorial papered boards with red cloth backstrip, plates and vignettes throughout; light scattered foxing, a very good copy.


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    AUD $300.00

    Fairy Tales; Illustrated by Kay Nielsen by [NIELSEN, Kay] ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

    New York: Garden City Publishing, 1932. NIELSEN, Kay. Nielsen's subtle and symbolic paintings and artwork embellish Andersen's immortal tales. Large octavo, original red cloth with colour pictorial onlay, 273 pp., 8 colour plates, vignettes and decorations and full-page black & white illustrations throughout, decorated endpapers, previous owner's name on front endpaper, a near fine copy.


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    AUD $450.00

    The Other Side of Nowhere by [OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul] DASKEIN, Tarella Quin

    Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens, 1934. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. First edition. This charming work contains seven stories and the song, "Over the Water from Nowhere" with music by Kenneth L. Duffield. Oblong octavo, 18 full page black & white illustrations, vignettes throughout; patch of rubbing affects the front board, gentle preliminary foxing, a very good copy in the original decorated cloth.


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    AUD $185.00

    Sunday Sun Comics. Sunbeams Supplement to 'The Sunday Sun and Guardian' March 17 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, in excellent condition.


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    AUD $175.00

    The Think Man and the Sunset Fairies by [NEELIA] Burrow, Aileen L

    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.


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    $34.95

    The Golem of Old Prague by Rosen, Michael (Val Biro, illus.)

    London, UK: Deutsch. Hardbound. FINE. As new - gift quality! "Times were dangerous for the Jews of old Prague…and their leader, Rabbi Loeb, needed help against the cunning of his people's greatest enemy…So he fashioned out of mud a Golem…" 115 illustrated pages.


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    AUD $45.00

    The Little Shepherdess and Other Stories by Andersen, Hans Christian

    Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd, 1923. Mabel Lucie Attwell. Collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen with delightful illustrations by Mabel Lucie Attwell. Includes "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Flying Trunk", "Little Tuk" and "The Little Shepherdess" Octavo, 64 pages, colour frontispiece + one full page colour plate, black & white illustrations throughout, original owner's gift inscription dated 23.12.23, a very good copy.


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    $2.99

    Favorite North American Indian Legends by Smith, Philip (editor)

    New York, N. Y., U. S. A.: Dover Publicatios, 1994. Paperback. Very Good. Henry Gregor Felsen. A collection of American Indian Ledends. 90 pages


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    AUD $100.00

    The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie by GIBBS, May

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1947. Pictorial Boards. Very Good/very good. GIBBS, May. Snugglepot and Cuddlepie is an Australian children's classic which has virtually never been out of print. This work brings together the trilogy: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Little Ragged Blossom and Little Obelia. Bound in illustrated boards with cloth spine complete with the original dust jacket, 219pp., colour frontispiece, 4 full-page colour illustrations, 61 full-page sepia illustrations, decorated endpapers, previous owner's bookplate, slight chipping to dust jacket, a great copy.


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    AUD $400.00

    Elves and Fairies; Series No. 75. Six Reproductions in Colour from the Original Paintings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite by Black's Beautiful Post Cards

    London: A. & C. Black. First Edition. Collection of six post cards in mint condition illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, housed in their original envelope, as issued.


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    AUD $2,450.00

    Playing in the Snow by MALTBY, Peg

    no date. Vibrant watercolour by British Australian illustrator, Peg Maltby (1899 - 1984). Peg Maltby, née Agnes Newberry Orchard, worked in England as an illustrator of chocolate-box lids before emigrating to Melbourne where she became a member of the Victorian Artists' Society holding successful exhibitions of her watercolours in the 1930s and 1940s. Maltby rose to fame with the publication of 'Peg's Fairy Book', published by Muffetts in 1944 and selling over 180,000 copies in five editions. Watercolour on paper, 310 mm x 220 mm, signed 'Peg Maltby' lower left-hand corner, framed.


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    AUD $145.00

    Bushland Stories by MACK, Amy Eleanor

    Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1921. Joyce Dennys. A collection of short nature tales that capture the spirit of the Australian bush. 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 by Joyce Dennys... so admirably suited to their subjects, so beautiful in their delicacy of tone and drawings'. (Joan Kerr, 1995). Quarto, frontispiece and full-page colour plates, line drawings and vignettes; original publisher's attractive red cloth with gilt spine lettering and patterned endpapers; back board damp-stained. Gifted copy with a list of signatures of teachers from the North Newtown Demonstation School. A very good copy.


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    AUD $175.00

    Fairy Tale Plays and How to Act Them by Lady BELL

    London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1899. Lancelot SPEED.. An attractive book bound in deep green, gilt-blocked cloth. Complete with full scripts, directions for dances, ideas for costume design, stage directions, and sheet music for the following performances: Ali Baba, or the Forty Thieves; Rumpelstiltzkin; Red Riding Hood; Beauty and the Beast; Jack and the Beanstalk; Cinderella; Foolish Jack; The Golden Goose; The Tinder-Box; The Three Wishes; The Emperor's New Clothes; The Fisherman and His Wife; The Sleeping Beauty; Bluebeard. Octavo, bound in original cloth, all edges gilt, 366 pages, frontispiece, 9 full page black & white illustrations, many charming and humorous vignettes throughout. Some occasional foxing, a few spots affect the cloth, a bright copy nonetheless.


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    AUD $2,200.00

    Collection of Six Ben and Bella titles by MALTBY, Peg

    Melbourne: Murfett, 1951. First Edition. A very scarce set of six volumes of the Ben and Bella series, each in first edition. Peg Maltby (1899-1984) worked in England as an illustrator of chocolate-box lids, before emigrating to Melbourne where she held successful exhibitions of her watercolours in the 1930s and 1940s. Her talent as a flower painter caught the eye of the publishers Murfetts who commissioned fifteen paintings of fairies and gypsies in woodland settings, which became her first book, Peg's Fairy Book. This work was overwhelmingly successful, selling 180,000 copies in five editions. She followed this success with the Pip and Pepita series, and then Ben and Bella. The titles in this collection are: Ben and Bella Down on the Farm; Ben and Bella in the Clouds; Ben and Bella in the Hills; Ben and Bella and the Apple Tree; Ben and Bella in the Gardens; and Forever Cuckoo! Six works, folio, illustrations; near fine in original coloured wrappers, preserved in a folding cloth box.


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    AUD $500.00

    A Bunch of Wild Flowers by OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1933. First Edition. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. Rare first edition with original dust jacket. Verse and illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A dramatic stylistic shift from her body of work up until this point, Ouhtwaite's "Bunch of Wild Flowers" follows in the tradition of Margaret Tarrant and Cicely Mary Baker's little books of poetry illustrated with "flower fairies." Small quarto, six tipped colour plates, line drawings; original decorated papered boards; endpapers foxed, head of spine a little browned, a fine copy nonetheless in a rubbed dust-jacket that has sustained some loss of the rear panel.


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    AUD $175.00

    The Water Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby by [DIXON, Arthur] KINGSLEY, Charles

    London: Ernest Nister, 1900. DIXON, Arthur. An attractive edition of this children's classic with vibrant plates and cheerful vignettes by Arthur Dixon. Octavo, publisher's decorated green cloth, 6 full-page colour plates, black & white vignettes; joints rubbed, light stains to back board, front inner hinge split (not detached) but still a good copy.


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    AUD $750.00

    Elves and Fairies by OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul & Annie R

    Melbourne and Sydney: Lothian Book Publishing, 1919. OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul. This wonderful book was the pinnacle of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's artistic career and won her national and international acclaim. Small quarto, original illustrated papered boards, six colour plates and other black & white illustrations; three plates with closed marginal tears, inner hinges reinforced with cloth tape, scattered marking of the boards, a very good copy.


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    $25.00

    The Warrior and the Wise Man by Wisniewski, David

    New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1989. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. Fine/good +. Glossy pictorial hard cover with matching jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the 1/2 title page. 'Tozaemon was the greatest warrior in the land. His twin brother, Toemon, was the greatest wise man. Their father, the emperor, set them a task: to bring him the five eternal elements. The brother who returned first with the prize would become the next emperor.' David Wisniewski uses cut paper as an illustration medium and this book shows his craft. The illustrations are wonderful. Book is in Fine condition, doesn't appear to have been read. Cover shows some marks, residue from a sticker. Dust jacket has small piece missing at the bottom of the spine. Edges a bit bumped. The picture is a scan of the actual book.


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    AUD $485.00

    Songs for Young Australians by [OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul] TAYLOR, Bronnie, HARRHY, Edith

    Melbourne: Allan & Co, 1941. Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul. A fresh and attractive Australian songbook for young children. Each of the twelve songs composed by Bronnie Taylor and Edith Harrhy are accompanied by a suite of lovely, playful sketches by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Interestingly, it is not recorded as Outhwaite's work in Marcie Muir's comprehensive bibliography of Australian Children's Books 1774-1972.


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    $20.00

    A Scythe, a Rooster, and a Cat by Domanska, Janina

    New York: Greenwillow Books, 1981. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. 8vo. Unpaginated. Bound in illustrated boards in matching dust wrapper. Illustrated in full color by Domanska. Adapted from a Russian folktale. Near Fine, clean tight copy in, Very Good, price-clipped dust wrapper with light sunning to spine, minor wear to extremities, "Greenwillow Library Edition" sticker wrapper around lower spine. This is not an ex-library copy.


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