Children’s Books

  • # 42931

    HOUGHTON, Suzanne

    Goat on a boat (original cover art for the publication)

    Colour pencil and watercolour on artist’s card, 310 x 295 mm, signed lower right, accompanied by a signed letter and related ephemera. The original cover illustration for the children’s book Goat on a boat (Sydney : Omnibus, 2019), written by Nick Dent and illustrated by Suzanne Houghton. ‘When a goat arrives on a rocky island, the …

  • # 43069


    Some adventures in the life of a Cockatoo

    New York : Shugg, 1872. Octavo, illustrated wrappers printed in colour, pp. 4, two full page and one double page colour plates printed in oils, edges worn and frayed, with a deep gouge along the left margin extending 35mm into the text. Published as part of the Cinderella series under the ‘Juvenile Classics’ banner of the …

  • # 42621

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    A little bush maid (first edition)

    With eight illustrations by J. MacFarlane. London : Ward Lock & Co., 1910. First edition.  Octavo, gilt lettered and decorated embossed cloth, very light edge wear, contemporary owner’a name to endpaper, frontispiece and illustrations, pp. 254, (18 – publisher’s catalogue), light foxing to edges and preliminaries, a fine copy. A fine copy of the first …

  • # 43007

    HOLMAN, Ada A.; RODD, Nellie (illustrator)

    Little Miss Anzac : the true story of an Australian doll.

    Illustrations by Nelle Rodd. London and Edinburgh : T. C. & E. C. Jack Ltd., n.d. [c1917]. Large quarto, original papered boards with pictorial onlay (recessed, edges rubbed and sunned), pp. 70, slight foxing, twenty colour and black-and-white plates; a good copy. Muir 3565. A scarce children’s book by the wife of the New South …

  • # 42607

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)


    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1941. First edition. Octavo, lettered cloth (edges lightly rubbed), illustrated dustjacket (edges chipped with small areas of loss to edges and spine), contemporary inscription to pastedown, frontispiece (edges foxed), pp. [iv]; 233, browning as usual.

  • # 42624

    TURNER, Ethel

    Judy and Punch

    London : Ward, Lock & Co., 1928. Octavo, pictorial cloth, contemporary owner’s inscription to endpaper, pp. 256, light foxing to edges, a very good copy.

  • # 42697

    KELL, Julius

    Reise nach der Verbrecher-Colonie Neu-Südwales

    [=Voyage to the penal colony of New South Wales]. Series: Neueren Entdeckungsreisen Nach grösseren Reisewerken für die Jugend; Band 3. Leipzig : Julius Meissner, 1848. Small octavo, contemporary half blue morocco over marbled papered boards, 240 pp, illustrated with [4] steel-engraved plates, scattered foxing and browning (particularly to the plates), a small faint damp stain …

  • # 42626

    BUTLER, William

    Arithmetical questions, on a new plan : designed as a supplement to the author’s engraved introduction to arithmetic; and Intended to answer the double purpose of arithmetical instruction and miscellaneous information. To which are serjoined, observations on weights and measures, with a complete collection of arithmetical tables, and explanatory remarks. For the use of Young Ladies.

    London: Printed for the Author by S. Couchman, 1795. The second edition, enlarged. Octavo, nineteenth century half-calf over marbled papered boards (scuffed), pp. x; 208; (8 – index), printed on pale blue paper, a few spots of foxing, but largely clean internally. First published in 1788, and greatly enlarged for the second edition of 1795, …

  • # 42700

    RACKHAM, Arthur

    The Wendy Calendar by Arthur Rackham

    London : Hodder & Stoughton [1911]. Thick card envelope (284 x 367 mm, some stains and edge wear), printed title and tipped-on colour plate by Rackham, containing The Wendy Calendar, consisting of six cards printed in colour, each card with a pasted on colour plate by Rackham and a small calendar for two months of …

  • # 42627

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878-1958)

    Rossiter’s farm

    … For children aged 10 to 12 years. Melbourne : Whitcombe and Tombs, [1939]. Series: Whitcombe’s story books ; no. 521. Small octavo, publisher’s pictorial wrappers, (spine chipped with loss to lower wrapper), owner’s inscription to half-title, juvenile drawing to inside lower wrapper, frontispiece illustration by Esther Paterson, 95 pp; a good copy. Muir 1109.

  • # 42868

    BOOTHBY, Mabel F. (1870 - 1944)

    An autobiography of a laughing jackass

    Melbourne : P.T. Law & Co., [1916]. Second edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (light edge wear), string bound, a few marks to the lower wrapper, gift inscription to title page, dated 1916, pp. 12, one colour and one folding black and white plate, light toning, a good example. A charming children’s book about the daily life …

  • # 41289

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding. (First U.S. edition, 1934-36)

    : being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. New York : Farrar & Rinehart, [1934-36]. Octavo, black-lettered red cloth, original dust jacket (chipped at corners and head of spine), a couple of small edge tears, contemporary inscription to endpaper, pp. [159], illustrated throughout by Lindsay; a very good …

  • # 41556


    [GEOGRAPHY] Lärobok i den physiska och politiska äldre och nyare geographien.

    [Parts (I)-II]. Uppsala : Palmblad & c., 1826-27. Duodecimo (170 x 120 mm), contemporary half calf over marbled papered boards (heavily rubbed), spine with embossed decoration, gilt rule and contrasting title-piece lettered in gilt (somewhat faded); pp. 129,1-118,118b-118e, [2 blanka] + [2],119-464; text in Swedish; the title-page of the first part has some minor staining, …

  • # 42671

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Der Zauberpudding (second German edition, 1993)

    die Abenteuer des Bunyip Bluegum. Hamburg : Olaf Hille, 1993 (zweite Ausgabe, zuerst veröffentlicht 1992). Quarto, laminated pictorial boards, pp. 152, illustrated by Norman Lindsay. Second German translation. White 8108

  • # 42670

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding (1951 printing)

    : being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918 [1951 reprint]. Octavo, illustrated blue cloth (lower edge slightly rubbed), in good original illustrated dust jacket (small chips to corners, price clipped), pp. 171, illustrated throughout by Lindsay, some illustrations printed with colour blocks, …

  • # 42669

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding (fifth edition, 1937)

    : being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1937. Quarto, cream papered boards (recased, spine laid down, front and rear free endpapers replaced), original illustrated dust jacket (tears with loss, relined, spine label in facsimile), colour frontispiece, unpaginated, illustrated throughout by Lindsay, a few …