Children’s Books

  • # 18199

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul.

    Exhibition of black and white, and water colour drawings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

    Opened by Lady Cullen at the fine art gallery Anthony Hordern & Sons, Limited, Brickfield Hill, Sydney April 16, 1917. Octavo, self-wrappers (pale foxing), two page appreciation by Mary Mansfield, catalogue of 60 works including numerous originals from ‘Elves and Fairies’, vignette illustration, note about the publication of Elves & Fairies. Loosely enclosed, an illustrated …

  • # 18120

    BROWN, Judy; SHAW, Roderick (1915-1992), illustrator

    The garden of Edens / by Judy Brown ; illustrated by Roderick Shaw.

    [Sydney] : Imprinted by Richard Edwards & Roderick Shaw at the Barn on the Hill over St. Columbkille’s, [1939]. Quarto, vibrant patterned cloth with paper printed label to upper board, spine a little sunned, pp. 34, illustrated with seven colour linocuts, line drawings and a handcoloured frontispiece by Shaw; a fine copy. One of the …

  • # 17464

    MALTBY, Peg (nee Agnes Newberry) (1899 - 1984)

    Pepita’s Baby : the archive of original watercolours by Peg Maltby

    A suite of nine original watercolours on card, measuring from 160 x 160mm to 250 x 185 mm, including the original illustrations for the front and back covers. Signed in her maiden name ‘Agnes Newberry’ on the front cover. Accompanied by a copy of the original publication (Melbourne : Murphett, 1944). Peg Maltby was born …

  • # 17563

    ROWLING, J. K.; GRANDPRÉ, Mary (illustrator)

    Harry Potter and the deathly hallows. (Signed by Mary GrandPré)

    New York : Scholastic, 2007. First edition. Octavo, half-cloth over papered boards in pictorial dust jacket designed by Mary GrandPré, signed on the title page by the book’s illustrator Mary GrandPré, pp x; [2]; 759; vignette black-and-white illustrations; loosely enclosed is an A4 format promotional flyer for a book signing with the illustrator at Barnes & Noble’s …

  • # 17238

    DASKEIN, Tarella Quin; OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (illustrator)

    Chimney Town

    London : A. & C. Black, 1934. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial blue cloth boards, inscription to front endpapers, 238 pp, illustrated throughout with full-page black and white plates, two colour plates, and drawings in the text. A fine copy of the first edition. Muir 1908.

  • # 17699

    MALTBY, Peg (1899-1984)

    Ben and Bella. (Signed by Peg Maltby)

    Melbourne : A Murfett Production, [c.1947]. Quarto, staple bound card wrappers, pp 16, with 8 full page colour illustrations. Signed by the author and illustrator, Peg Maltby, on front endpaper; a very good copy.

  • # 17461

    RENTOUL, Annie R. and RENTOUL, Ida S.

    Mollie’s bunyip

    Melbourne: Robert Jolley, 1904. Oblong quarto, illustrated red wrappers (a few tears and chips to the yapp edges, small strip of sunning to bottom edge of rear wrapper), ribbon ties, 50 pp., 12 black and white plates plus illustrations in text, reproducing Annie’s handwritten script, a good copy. Previous owner’s inscription on title page. The variant …

  • # 17459

    RENTOUL, Annie.

    The lady of the blue beads.

    Her book, being an account of her first blue moon spent on Sun Island. Illustrated by Ida S. Rentoul. Melbourne: George Robertson & Co., [1908]. Quarto, printed grey papered flushcut boards, rexine backstrip (some soiling to front board), endpapers replaced, 102 pp., occasional foxing illustrated throughout. Muir 6342 (variant).

  • # 17458

    RENTOUL, Annie R. and OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul.

    The little green road to Fairyland.

    London: A. & C. Black, 1922. First edition. Quarto, patterned boards with paper title label (edges a little rubbed), 103 pp., 8 colour and 8 black and white plates, previous owner’s name to half title, some occasional foxing. One of the classic illustrated Outhwaite titles, published in large format by A. & C. Black. Muir …

  • # 17462

    RENTOUL, Annie I. and RENTOUL, Ida S

    Mollie’s Staircase

    Melbourne: M. L. Hutchinson, 1906. Oblong quarto, lettered wrappers (front wrapper stained), original ribbon ties, 12 black and white plates by Ida S. Rentoul, plus illustrations in text, a few pages marked and foxed, but a sound copy. Muir 6333.

  • # 17745

    STODDARD, William O.

    The white cave

    New York : The Century Co., 1897. Second eition. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial cloth boards (rubbed, and with a few light marks), ownership inscription to front free-endpaper, 254 pp, with 21 full-page lithographed plates, contents clean and bright, a very good copy. Muir 7115 A children’s adventure set entirely in northern Australia. Two copies of the …

  • # 17486

    RENTOUL, Annie R.; RENTOUL, Ida S. (illustrator)

    The lady of the blue beads

    Her book, being an account of her first blue moon spent on Sun Island. Illustrated by Ida S. Rentoul. Melbourne: George Robertson & Co., [1908]. Quarto, oatmeal cloth boards, the upper board decorated in orange and blue (minor stains and wear), front free endpaper with Edwardian period inscription, 102 pp, illustrated throughout, with thirteen full …

  • # 16714

    SAAKES, Anthony Bernard (publisher)

    Beknopte natuurlijke historie, of Beschrijving en afbeeldingen der voortbrengselen van de drie rijken der natuur; behelzende: de dieren, planten en delfstoffen.

    Amsterdam : A. B. Saakes, 1794. ‘1ste tot 18de aflevering’ [1st to 18th instalments] – title page. Quarto, contemporary quarter vellum over marbled boards (rubbed), all edges blue, pp. 8 (introductory text), followed by a collation of 18 instalments, with 124 engraved plates and accompanying text; mild scattered foxing, but a very good copy. Pedagogical …

  • # 17437

    DALRYMPLE, Ethel

    When the stars look down

    Sydney : F. J. Thwaites, [1930?]. Small quarto, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, front pastedown with later ex libris, front free-endpaper with two early child owner inscriptions, 62 pp, illustrated with 8 full-page colour plates and line drawings in the text; a fine copy. Muir 1867. Scarce. Five copies are recorded in Australian collections …

  • # 17429

    DYSON, Edward; LINDSAY, Norman (illustrator)

    Billy Bluegum, or, Back to the bush

    Sydney : The Shepherd Press, 1947. First edition. Royal octavo, publisher’s illustrated papered boards (not faded, mild corner wear, a couple of nicks to paper on spine, faint water stain to top edges of boards), front pastedown with original owner’s inscription dated 1946 (!), 66 pp, with line illustrations by Norman Lindsay; a near fine …

  • # 17333

    BOYD, Martin

    The painted princess

    A fairy story by Martin Boyd. Illustrated by Jocelyn Crowe. London : Constable & Co., 1936. Quarto, blue cloth (sunned at ead and foot of spine) in illustrated dustjacket (a few short tears and loss to head and foot of spine), blind stamp to title page, pp. 71, illustrated in colour, a very good copy. …