Children’s Books

  • # 10896

    BETTS, John

    Betts’s new map of the world, neatly dissected

    London : John Betts, c. 1850. Cedar box with sliding lid featuring an engraved vignette with people and animals from the four great continents, printed advertisement for Betts’s ‘Instructive juvenile games’ on underside, containing the engraved map ‘Betts’s school atlas of the world on Mercator’s projection’, measuring 295 x 450mm, laid on wood and dissected …

  • # 19405

    ROWAN, (Marian) Ellis (1847-1922)

    Bill Baillie : his life and adventures. (Association copy)

    … With eight coloured illustrations by the author and numerous black and white drawings by Jack Sommers. Melbourne : Whitcombe and Tombs, [1908]. First edition. Small oblong quarto, pictorial cloth over bevelled boards (light rubbing and and mild flecking), an association copy, awarded as a school prize to a young member of the Crompton family …

  • # 19397

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding

    : being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918. Quarto, quarter cloth over papered boards (lightly discoloured), lettered in gilt on the spine, in fine original illustrated dust jacket (discoloured, small chips to head and foot of spine, archival tape reinforcements to splits …

  • # 18727

    Mappe-Monde. Ou carte générale de toutte la terre, dressée sur les observations de Mrs. de l’Académie Royale des Sciences,

    Mise en jeu, Ouvrage aussi utille que curieux, et qui donnera une connaissance exacte du Monde entier. A Paris : [Imprimerie Royale Academie Royale des Sciences, circa 1768]. Copperplate engraving, measures 430 x 550 mm (plate line), 532 x 632 mm (paper), original hand colouring, old fold lines, small pin holes along the folds, old …

  • # 10546

    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 …

  • # 19414


    The boys’ book of warriors

    Thrilling adventures of the pioneers amid hostile savages in the dawn of Australian settlement. Sydney : Robert Dey, Son & Co., 1946. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (a little marked), pp. 86, photographic illustrations. Muir 2246

  • # 19040

    LENZ, Ellis Christian

    King Buff

    Akron, Ohio : The Saalfield Publishing Company, 1937. Large quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [20], illustrated. Children’s story about Buffalo Bill.

  • # 19054

    Ben and Bella in the clouds

    Melbourne : Murfett, s.n. [1947]. First edition. Folio, illustrated cards (minor stain on front wrapper, short split to spine), pp. 16, 8 full page colour plates, black and white text illustrations, a very good copy. Muir 4755. ‘Peg Maltby was born on the 17th January 1899. She married George Bradley Maltby in 1917. They had …

  • # 19256

    [DE SUZE, Jose]

    Little folks’ Trinidad

    A short descriptive, historical, and geographical account of the island. Compiled expressly for use in the schools of the colony. Port-of-Spain : Davidson & Todd, 1901. Octavo, lettered green cloth, manuscript outline map of Trinidad facing title page, pp. viii; 9 – 136. Rare Trinbagonian imprint, the first edition of 1901, the same year education …

  • # 10386


    Dresses of different nations or The Companion of History

    [London? Edinburgh?] : s.n., [c.1805]. Small octavo, contemporary cloth-backed stiff wrappers (a little worn), inside front cover with small bookseller’s label of ‘Campbell, Stationer & Bookbinder, 17 Leith Street, Edinburgh’, contemporary presentation inscription to free-endpaper ‘Miss L. J. Wilson from Papa Pa’, engraved title and [37] engraved plates; one plate (Chinese lady of quality) with …

  • # 19001

    MENTELLE, Edme (1730 - 1816)

    Cosmographie Élémentaire, divisée en parties astronomique et géographique.

    Paris : J. G.-A Stoupe for the author, 1781. Octavo, original publisher’s marbled paper wrappers, paper label to spine (some wear), entirely uncut, pp. xxiii; [i]; 429; [3], nine engraved folding plates, seven with contemporary hand colour, pale waterstain to some margins. ENTIRELY UNSOPHISTICATED, A REMARKABLE SURVIVAL. The first edition of Mentelle’s Cosmographie, written by …

  • # 19219

    BROWN, Theodore

    Le joyeux rémouleur et la famille Félikin

    Paris : Editions et Publications Contemporaines, 1927. Small quarto, original cloth-backed pictorial papered boards (corners worn, upper board with child’s writing top and bottom edge, lower board with scribbling and marks, cloth spine frayed at head and tail), front pastedown with printed pocket originally containing a Cinemascope (now lacking, replaced by modern 3-D glasses), 27 …

  • # 19199

    WHITFIELD, J.M.; LAMBERT, George Washington (illustrator), 1873-1930

    [GEORGE WASHINGTON LAMBERT] The spirit of the bush fire and other stories

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1898 (but the 1901 issue). Octavo, publisher’s pictorial brown cloth (light water stain to lower board, edges rubbed), prize label to front pastedown, pp. xii, 313, 16 (publisher’s advertisements), illustrated by George Washington Lambert, with 32 full-page plates and numerous drawings in the text; a very good copy. Muir 7972. The advertisements in …

  • # 19198

    WAGNER, Hermann

    Atlas d’histoire naturelle : coup d’oeil sur l’histoire naturelle des cinq parties du monde.

    48 planches coloriées, accompagnées d’un texte explicatif. At head of title: Méthode d’enseignement par l’aspect. Paris : Librairie française et étrangère (R. Schultz), [c.1880]. Large quarto, bound in modern half calf over papered boards with gilt lettered spine, pp 28 (explanatory text for each plate), followed by 24 double-page chromolithographic plates, plate XXIV illustrating Australian …

  • # 19196

    STRANG, Herbert

    The air scout : a story of national defence

    /​ by Herbert Strang ; illustrated in colour by W.R.S. Stott. London : Hodder and Stoughton, 1912. First edition. Large octavo, original pictorial cloth boards lettered in gilt, front pastedown with school prize certificate dated 1916, pp x, 431, illustrated with [10] full-page colour plates, maps, a fine copy. A work of fiction for juvenile …

  • # 17748

    DENNIS, C.J.; GYE, Hal (ill.)

    The moods of Ginger Mick. (Publisher’s presentation copy)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1916. One of 38 publisher’s presentation copies signed by the author. Octavo, illustrated cloth boards; signed on half title by Dennis, and inscribed by the publishers to businessman G.A. Jury, a director of George Wills & Co. Ltd., general merchants and shipping agents of Grenfell Street, Adelaide; original front wrapper bound in; …