Children’s Books

  • # 32955

    [LINDSAY, Ruby, illustrator]. LETTS, Winifred.

    Naughty Sophia. With nearly 100 illustrations by Ruby Lind.

    London: Grant Richards, 1912. First edition. Quarto, illustrated cloth over boards (slightly canted), corners rubbed, illustrated endpapers (front free endpaper torn with loss); colour frontispiece, 248pp., with illustrations by Ruby Lindsay; light foxing to preliminaries, a very good copy. The rare first edition of Ruby Lindsay’s most famous illustrated book.

  • # 32422

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding. (Signed first edition)

    / Being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918. Quarto, quarter-cloth over papered boards, lettered in gilt on the spine, in fine original illustrated dust jacket (corners rubbed, Japanese paper reinforcements to a few splits), patterned green A & R endpapers, colour title …

  • # 32684

    TURNER, Ethel (1870 - 1958)

    Gum leaves

    By Ethel Turner with Oddments by Others. Pictures by D.H. Souter. Sydney and Brisbane : William Brooks & Co., circa 1900. Narrow octabo, quarter cloth over glazed pictorial boards (edges rubbed, spine silverfished with loss, stain to lower panel), bookplate to front pastedown, joint split and slightly separating, tear to corner of contents leaf, pp. …

  • # 32681

    SOUTER, D. H.

    Bush babs with pictures

    Sydney : Endeavour Press, 1933. Octavo, pictorial glazed boards (edges rubbed, loss to backstrip), pp. 63, illustrated, scattered foxing. Muir 6886

  • # 32736

    COHN, Ola; WOOD, Marjorie

    The Fairies’ Tree

    By Ola Cohn in collaboration with Norman Davies. Illustrations and decoration by Marjorie Wood. Music by Tom King. Geelong : H. Tatlock Miller, The Book Nook, 1932. Quarto, illustrated paper wrappers over card (silverfishing with some loss along the fore edge), cover design by Marjorie Wood, bookplate to pastedown, early pencil inscription to endpaper, pp. …

  • # 31081


    [AVIATION] Lindy : the new flying game

    A Sequel to the Famous Parker game TOURING. Price 75 cents. Improved edition. [Title on box lid]. Salem, Massachusetts : Parker Brothers, Inc., [1927]. An air race game played with cards. Box of thick card, 140 x 100 x 25 mm, pictorial lid and sides (rubbed, mild wear at corners), containing 99 playing cards (as called …

  • # 25695

    GIBBS, May (1877-1969)

    Little Obelia and Further adventures of Ragged Blossom Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (first edition)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, n.d. [1921]. First edition. Quarto, original cloth backed boards with pictorial onlay to front (edges rubbed, corners of upper board worn), illustrated endpapers (previous owner’s name in ink, small 2cm chip to free endpaper), preliminaries lightly foxed, title in black and white on coated paper, colour frontispiece plate, [19] full-page …

  • # 32555

    DREYER, Anne (1905-2001) (words); WOOD, Robin (music); HOWDEN, Marjorie (1911-1988) (illustrator)

    [SHEET MUSIC] Anne Dreyer’s Aboriginal songs for you and me.

    Melbourne : Davis & Co., 1954. Large quarto (310 x 240 mm), pictorial wrappers with a colourful front cover design by Marjorie Howden (a tiny amount of pale foxing), staple bound; pp 21, with music notation for 10 songs (arrangements for voice and piano), each song accompanied by a full-page b/w line-drawn illustration by Howden; …

  • # 32432

    Syd NICHOLLS; May GIBBS; Cyril SAMUELS (artists)

    The Young Guardian. Supplement to the “Sunday Guardian”. Sydney, Sunday, August 24, 1930. (Facsimile edition)

    [s.l. : s.n., circa 1980?]. Facsimile newspaper, large folio (600 x 380 mm), [4] pp, the front and back pages with colour comic strips Fatty Finn (by Syd Nicholls), Bib & Bub, Wee Gumnut Babies (by May Gibbs), and Topsy-Turvy-Land, The Adventures of Oozy-Woozy and the Kids (by Cyril Samuels); horizontal and vertical folds, as …

  • # 32692

    PROCTOR, John

    Little Red Riding Hood, or, the Good Fairy and the Naughty Wolf

    Designed by John Proctor. London : Dean & Son, circa 1880. Quarto, gilt-lettered yellow wrappers, pp. 8, with an additional 8 fine large full page chromolithograph illustrations, text to the story and music for the pianoforte. Occasional spots of foxing but a fine copy. Dean’s Golden Toy Books series.

  • # 32593


    An attempt to eat the moon and other stories recounted from the Aborigines.

    Melbourne : Georgian House, 1958. Quarto, publisher’s cloth boards in illustrated dust jacket (price-clipped), pp. 52, illustrations by Elizabeth Durack; a good copy.

  • # 32589

    DURACK, Mary (1913 - 1994; DURACK, Elizabeth (1915 - 2000)

    Son of Djaro

    Perth : R. S. Sampson Printing Company, 1940. First edition. Quarto, illustrated papered boards (marked, paper loss to corner of lower board), cloth spine, pp. 67, illustrated, pale water stain to head margin of a few leaves, occasional foxing and marks, a generally worn copy. Not in Muir. Scarce.  

  • # 32588

    DENNIS, C. J.

    A book for kids

    With illustrations by the author. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1958. Octavo, cloth in illustrated dustjacket, cover illustration by C. J. Dennis, pictorial endpapers, edges lightly rubbed, gift inscription to endpaper, pp. 100, illustrated in black and white by Dennis himself, a very good copy of an important children’s book, first published in 1921. Scarce …

  • # 32682

    SOUTER, D. H.

    Bush babs with pictures (facsimile edition)

    Adelaide : Sinamor Press, 1997 (facsimile edition, first published in Sydney, 1933). Octavo, pictorial glazed boards  pp. 63, illustrated, fine copy. Muir 6886 (the 1933 edition)

  • # 32535

    HOLDEN, Robert.

    Koalas, kangaroos and kookaburras. 200 Australian children’s books and illustrations 1857 – 1988

    [Sydney] : James Hardie Industries, [1988]. Oblong folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 87. illustrated. Includes well-known illustrators such as Norman Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay, May Gibbs, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Pixie O’Harris, Peg Maltby, Christian Waller, D. H. Souter etc. Small bump to one corner, else a very good copy.

  • # 32026

    DURACK, Mary; DURACK, Elizabeth

    Kookanoo o kangaroo

    Adelaide : Rigby, 1963. Oblong quarto, publisher’s pictorial boards in scarce dustjacket (a little edge wear, small nick to spine), 48 pp, with full page colour illustrations and line drawings in the text, internally clean and sound. Muir, 2195.