Children’s Books

  • # 26489


    The Street Car game

    Salem, MA : Parker Brothers, circa 1903. Illustrated box (225 x 380 x 22 mm) featuring a vibrant image of the ‘Zebra Street’ street car filled with animal passengers heading to ‘Monkeyville’; game board pasted to inside lower half of box, printed rules inside the lid; includes spinner and eight counters; some wear to corners …

  • # 19284

    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 …

  • # 26996


    [BOTANY BAY] The Gamester. To which is added the story of sinful Sally, told by herself.

    Dublin : Sold by William Watson and Son, No. 7, Capel-Street, Printers to the Cheap Repository for Religious and Moral Tracts, and by B. Dugdale, 6, Dame-Street; and by the Booksellers, Chapmen and Hawkers in Town and Country, circa 1796. Octavo, self-wrappers with woodcut illustration to front, pp 23, [blank]; disbound from a larger volume, stab-stitch …

  • # 27777

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

    Elves & Fairies of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

    Verses by Annie R. Rentoul. Edited by Grenbry Outhwaite. Melbourne & Sydney : Lothian, 1916. Folio, gilt-illustrated boards (gilt dulled as usual on spine, light rubbing to boards and edges, but a handsome copy), 118 pp., with 45 colour and black and white plates tipped-in, illustrated endpapers, lettered tissue-guards (a couple lightly creased), foxing to …

  • # 27610

    Maker unknown.

    [PLATYPUS] Hand-painted magic lantern glass slide with depictions of exotic animals.

    [U.K. : s.n., circa 1860]. Panorama format (45 x 235 mm sight), set within the original timber mount (70 x 260 mm), with four hand-painted designs over an opaque black-painted background, each with a caption etched by hand: Ornithorhincus (sic); Flying Squirrel; Beaver; Otter; no maker’s label or imprint; the slide is in very good …

  • # 25540

    VERNE, Jules

    [CHILDREN’S] Les enfants du Capitaine Grant : voyage autour du monde

    Illustres de 172 vignettes par Riou, gravees par Pannemaker. Series title: Voyages extraordinaires. Paris : Bibliothèque d’éducation et de récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie., n.d. [circa 1890]. Large octavo, three volumes in one, original publisher’s red cloth gilt, spine in morocco with gilt lettering and decoration, light edge wear, all edges gilt, engraved frontispiece, 624 …

  • # 25844

    JOHNS, Captain W. E.

    Biggles flies to work

    Some unusual cases of Biggles and his air police. London : Dean & Son, circa 1963 (reprint). Octavo, boards in illustrated  dustjacket (a few edge tears), pp. 183, internally clean. Biggles joins the Air Police.

  • # 27695

    MUIR, Marcie and HOLDEN, Robert

    The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (deluxe edition)

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1985. First edition.  Quarto, cloth covered boards, 171 pp. extensively illustrated. The definitive reference on Outhwaite, one of Australia’s and Britain’s most loved children’s authors and illustrators. The deluxe edition, one of 50 copies signed by the two authors, an original Outhwaite postcard (A & C Black series) loosely enclosed. Holden …

  • # 27672

    REED, A. W.

    Aboriginal fables and legendary tales

    Illustrated by E. H. Papps. Sydney : A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1965. Octavo, decorated papers boards (lightly marked), pp. 144, light foxing to edges, text in two columns, illustrated. Aboriginal legends rewritten for non-indigenous Australian children in the 1960s.

  • # 27619

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    Peter Scriven’s Tintookies in the Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay.

    Adapted and Directed for Marionettes by Peter Scriven with Music by Hal Evans. Melbourne : Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust, 1960. Octavo, self-wrappers (reproducing the dustjacket of the 1958 edition of The Magic Pudding), pp. 16, light creasing and foxing, illustrated with reproductions of Lindsay’s drawings as well as photographs of the puppet show. The scarce programme …

  • # 27326

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    When HE goes back to town

    Pen and ink on card, 420 x 280 mm, signed in full ‘Ida S. Rentoul”, titled in the image, framed. A stunning large format drawing with intricate penwork, illustrating two lovers separated by distance, in a uniquely Australian setting. This exquisite drawing is a fine example of Ida Sherbourne Rentoul’s skill with pen and ink, …

  • # 26267

    LETAILLE, Charles (1815 - 1908)

    Le tour du monde, ou Jeu du petit voyageur.

    Dédié aux Enfans studieux. Par Charles Letaille. [Title on box lid]. Paris : Charles Letaille, [circa 1839]. Box of thick card, 212 x 310 x 41 mm, the lid with lithographed title and hand-coloured lithographic onlay ‘Passage d’une rivière dans une foret du Brésil’, and a pressed paper border decorated in gilt; the interior of the …

  • # 27189

    HAMILTON, Bruce

    [NEW GUINEA] Folk tales of the Fuzzy Wuzzies : seven folk lore stories from Papua

    / by Bruce Hamilton ; illustrations by Sheila Farquharson. Sydney : Ayers & James, [1945]. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (spine with small paper loss at tail), staple bound, pp 99, with line illustrations in the text; a very good copy.

  • # 27188

    CHAMPION, Ivan (1904-1989)

    Across New Guinea

    / by Ivan Champion. Simplified and abridged by E. P. W. Marriott. Illustrated by Pamela Lindsay ; in association with the South Pacific Commission Literature Bureau. Melbourne : Longmans Green and Co., 1955. First edition. “Bonito series”. Small octavo (182 x 122 mm), publisher’s pictorial wrappers (spine sunned and with a short paper split at tail), staple …

  • # 27227


    [NEW GUINEA; MISSIONS] Torchbearers of Papua

    London : London Missionary Society, [probably between 1950 and 1960]. Duodecimo (158 x 113 mm), original printed buff card wrappers, stitchbound; pp 40, map on inside upper wrapper, line illustrations throughout; a fine copy. A little publication designed to be carried by Papuan members of the LMS, to give them spiritual guidance in the form …

  • # 27325

    SIBLEY, Irena


    Melbourne : Gryphon Books, 1980. Quarto, boards in illustrated dust jacket, unpaginated, numerous reproductions of Lithuanian-born Sibley’s linocuts illustrating the children’s story. Fine copy. Irena Sibley was born Irena Justina Pauliukonis.