Children’s Books

  • Mademoiselle Lili au Jardin des Plantes
Par un Papa [By a Father]
# 13867

    # 13867

    "Par un Papa"

    Mademoiselle Lili au Jardin des Plantes

    Paris : J. Hetzel, [c.1900]. Quarto, illustrated boards with light marks, pp i-xxii + advertisements, minor foxing limited to edges of leaves. A father treats his son and daughter to a walk through the Jardin des Plantes, the Parisian botanical gardens. Whilst visiting the Ménagerie the family visits a wide range of animals, including wombats and …

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    # 14516

    WOODBRIDGE, W.C. (William Channing), 1794-1845

    [HAWAII] He hoikehonua, he mea ia e hoakaka’i i ke ano o ka honua nei, a me na mea maluna iho :

    ua unuhi ia noloko mai o ka hoikehonua / a W.C. Woodbridge. [=A geography, something describing the form of the earth, and things on it.]. Oahu : Mea Pai Palapala a na Misionari, 1836. Second edition. Octavo, original printed papered boards, rebacked with new spine, front pastedown with early manuscript dedication and modern bookplate, front …

  • Angus & Robertson’s Geography. Part I. Australasia.
# 14837

    # 14837

    Angus & Robertson’s Geography. Part I. Australasia.

    With definitions of geographical terms. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, n.d. [c. 1910]. Duodecimo, lettered wrappers (stained), maps inside the wrappers, some silverfishing and wear. Scarce geographical primer on Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. 

  • Le petit prince
SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)
# 14757

    # 14757

    SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)

    Le petit prince

    avec les dessins de l'auteur. Paris : Gallimard, 1955. “Deux milles exemplaires numerotés de 25,051 à 27,050 ont été relié d'après la maquette de Paul Bonet. Exemplaire 26997.” (colophon). Small quarto, original pictorial cloth boards with concentric circle design in gold with green and yellow stars (sunned at edges), in original dust jacket (sunned and …

  • Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling
GOESIN, Petrus de
# 14628

    # 14628

    GOESIN, Petrus de

    Geographie, ofte beginselen der Land-Beschryvinge, zoo als die in haer eygen aerd, in verdeeling

    van Landen en Gewesten met Wateren en Zee-en sig bevinden, en door Bergen, Rivieren en Stroomen onderscheiden zyn; als mede den principaelsten Koophandel die in elke Landen verrigt worden. Tot Gend [Ghent] : Petrus de Goesin, [1762]. Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …

  • The Little Black Princess
GUNN, Æneas (pseud.) [GUNN, Jeannie, 1870-1961]
# 14463

    # 14463

    GUNN, Æneas (pseud.) [GUNN, Jeannie, 1870-1961]

    The Little Black Princess

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens., [c.1934]. Octavo, green cloth boards, 107 pp, lacking dustjacket and title page. A later edition, telling the story of a young indigenous girl at a Northern Territory homestead with photographic plates throughout. An important presentation copy, inscribed by the author: “I inscribe this book for the Hermannsburg Mission Appeal Fund …

  • [ABORIGINES] Neuestes Bilderbuch zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung.
ZOLLER, Karl August Christoph Friedrich; BROMME, Traugott (lithographer)
# 14128

    # 14128

    ZOLLER, Karl August Christoph Friedrich; BROMME, Traugott (lithographer)

    [ABORIGINES] Neuestes Bilderbuch zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung.

    Stuttgart : Engelhorn & Hochdanz, 1848. Folio, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (rubbed; a few ink marks), the front free-endpaper inscribed 'Mary Stuart Greg / Ellen Greg, from their dear Parents. November 19th 1850'; hand coloured lithographic title page, pp [20 – introduction in German], followed by 28 hand coloured lithographic plates and a …

  • [MISSIONS] Talks on Japan
CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY
# 14101

    # 14101

    CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY

    [MISSIONS] Talks on Japan

    : for the use of leaders among young people. London : CMS, 1913. Small quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, 27 pp, illustrated, a very good copy. Scarce. Unrecorded in Australian collections.

  • I love sixpence, pretty little sixpence
SHUTE, E. L.
# 14098

    # 14098

    SHUTE, E. L.

    I love sixpence, pretty little sixpence

    London : Marcus Ward & Co., c. 1890. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. [8], printed chromolithographs with silver leaf. Delightful children's book of verse, printed with the highest quality. Rare, recorded in only two examples (New York Public Library; University of Rochester). 

  • The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
MUIR, Marcie and HOLDEN, Robert
# 14096

    # 14096

    MUIR, Marcie and HOLDEN, Robert

    The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

    Sydney : Craftsman House, 1985. First edition.  Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket (spine sunned), 171 pp. extensively illustrated. The definitive reference on Outhwaite, one of Australia's and Britain's most loved children's authors and illustrators. A very good copy of the first edition.

  • [CHILDREN’S] Les enfants du Capitaine Grant : voyage autour du monde
VERNE, Jules
# 14085

    # 14085

    VERNE, Jules

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

    172 illustrations par Riou, gravees par Pannemaker. Cover title: Voyages extraordinaires : Les enfants du Capitaine Grant. Paris : Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie., n.d. [1890]. Large octavo, three volumes in one, original publisher's pictorial blue and red cloth gilt (boards lightly marked), spine with gilt lettering and decoration, rear hinge …

  • Album de la jeunesse : mélange d’histoire naturelle, minéraux, plantes, animaux,
LEGRAND, Augustin

# 5023

    # 5023

    LEGRAND, Augustin

    Album de la jeunesse : mélange d’histoire naturelle, minéraux, plantes, animaux,

    leur emploi dans la vie : quelques élémens des sciences exactes : tableaux astronomiques, cosmographiques et géographiques, costumes, naturels de diverses contrées du globe, anecdotes curieuses, chasses on pêches, d'après nos célèbres voyageurs, accompagné de courtes explications. Paris : Librairie de Gide fils, [1830?]. Oblong quarto, later papered boards with the front panel of the …

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    # 13908

    PRENTICE, Jeffrey

    Australian children’s literature : finding a voice

    Melbourne : Braidwood Press, 2016. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. x; 262, illustrated. A collection of illustrated articles by passionate advocate for children's literature Jeffrey Prentice, written over a period of thirty years. Limited to 180 copies signed and numbered by the author. 

  • Le Jardin Zoologique
SCHOLZ, Joseph
# 13773

    # 13773

    SCHOLZ, Joseph

    Le Jardin Zoologique

    Cover title: Der Thiergarten; Le Jardin Zoologique; Dieren Tuin; Zoological-Garden. Mayence [Mainz] : Joseph Scholz, imprimeur-éditeur, 1871. Small oblong quarto, original pictorial papered boards (lightly rubbed, small paper loss at head of spine); endpapers with offsetting, preliminaries foxed, pp [45], illustrated with [25] full page chromolithographed plates hors texte; edges flecked, occasional very mild foxing, …

  • Le tour du monde pittoresque
EYMERY, Désirée
# 13842

    # 13842

    EYMERY, Désirée

    Le tour du monde pittoresque

    Paris : Désirée Eymery, n.d. [c.1838]. Oblong octavo, contemporary plain card covers with early calligraphic manuscript title and ownership signature to front (ink marks and some staining), engraved title page, pp 78 (but appears to lack a small number of pages from [79]), [9] engraved plates each with four illustrations of peoples in traditional costume …

  • A travers l’hémisphère sud
MICHEL, Ernest
# 13839

    # 13839

    MICHEL, Ernest

    A travers l’hémisphère sud

    : Equateur, Panama, Antilles, Mexique, Iles Sandwich, Nouvelle-Zélande, Tasmanie, Australie. Limoges : Marc Barbou, n.d. [c.1890]. Quarto, publisher's pictorial cloth gilt (rubbed), front hinge weakened, all edges gilt, 296 pp, illustrated with lithographed plates and line drawings in the text; scattered foxing; a good copy.  French travel memoir which includes detailed accounts of visits to …

  • [NEW ZEALAND] Das Nationen-Bilderbuch für die wißbegierige Jugend
# 13558

    # 13558

    [NEW ZEALAND] Das Nationen-Bilderbuch für die wißbegierige Jugend

    : mit 23 gemalten Kupfern und erklärender Beschreibung. Reutlingen : Fleischhauer & Spohn, [1835]. Octavo, original printed papered boards (lightly marked and with loss of paper along spine), title page with hand coloured copperplate vignette of a globe showing Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia; 47 pp, with 23 hand coloured copperplate engravings of peoples of the …

  • [NEW ZEALAND] The new London spelling book: or, The young gentlemen and ladies guide
VYSE, Charles (active 1770-1815)
# 13407

    # 13407

    VYSE, Charles (active 1770-1815)

    [NEW ZEALAND] The new London spelling book: or, The young gentlemen and ladies guide

    to the English tongue … A new edition, with alterations, improvements and additions. London : printed for G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row, by J. Crowder and E. Hemsted, Warwick-Square, 1803. Small octavo, contemporary brown cloth boards (rubbed and stained), pastedowns and front endpaper with contemporary child's scribbling, front endpaper with modern biro inscription dated 1984; frontispiece …

  • Alfred Dudley; or, the Australian settlers
[PORTER, Sarah]
# 13491

    # 13491

    [PORTER, Sarah]

    Alfred Dudley; or, the Australian settlers

    London : Harvey and Darton, n.d. [c. 1836]. Second edition. Duodecimo, gilt-illustrated cloth (spine sunned), all edges gilt, early owner's inscription to front free endpaper, engraved frontispiece (foxed); pp. 196. The second edition of what is referred to the first novel set in Australia, drawing largely from Dawson's 'The Present State of Australia'. Ferguson 1313; …

  • [THUMB BIBLE] History of the Bible.
# 13587

    # 13587

    [THUMB BIBLE] History of the Bible.

    Albany [New York] : Published by S. Shaw, 1829. Miniature book, 51 mm tall, original calf with gilt lettering and ornament (rubbed, corners bumped, small areas of surface loss to the leather on front board and top edge of lower board); pp 256, with 15 full page engraved illustrations included in the pagination; occasional foxing, …

  • The Shipwrecked orphans. A true narrative of the shipwreck and sufferings of John Ireland
IRELAND, John; TELLER, Thomas (editor)
# 13585

    # 13585

    IRELAND, John; TELLER, Thomas (editor)

    The Shipwrecked orphans. A true narrative of the shipwreck and sufferings of John Ireland

    and William Doyley who were wrecked in the ship Charles Eaton on an island in the South Seas. New Haven, Connecticut : S. Babcock, [1845]. Series: Teller's Tales, New Series, no. 5. Probably the first American edition. Square duodecimo, original decorative stiff wrappers (rubbed and darkened; short tears at fore-edge of upper wrapper; paper loss …

  • Wissenschaftlicher Hausbedarf für die Jugend. Eine kleine Handbibliothek in 21 Bändchen
MEYNIER, Johann Heinrich, 1764-1825
# 13557

    # 13557

    MEYNIER, Johann Heinrich, 1764-1825

    Wissenschaftlicher Hausbedarf für die Jugend. Eine kleine Handbibliothek in 21 Bändchen

    enthaltend diejenigen Kenntnisse welche jeder gebildete Mensch wissen muss. Nürnberg : bei Friedrich Campe, 1821. Twenty-one booklets, square duodecimo, in the original uniform green papered boards, each with the original printed label to the front listing the individual volume number and its subject; various paginations from 30 to 64 pages; with 5 hand coloured copperplate engravings …

  • Les Phénomènes et les curiosités de la nature
MUNERELLE; LEMAITRE

# 8063

    # 8063

    MUNERELLE; LEMAITRE

    Les Phénomènes et les curiosités de la nature

    / texte par Munerelle, dessins par Lemaitre. Strasbourg : Derivaux, 1856. Large quarto, contemporary quarter morocco over blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (upper and lower boards marked), spine with raised bands and gilt ornament and lettering, all edges gilt, silk lining papers, mild foxing to preliminaries, [74] pp, [37] spectacular chromolithographic plates depicting dramatic natural phenomena, …

  • Kalgoorlie School of the Air magazine
[ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE]
# 13278

    # 13278

    [ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE]

    Kalgoorlie School of the Air magazine

    [Kalgoorlie] : School of the Air, [1965]. Folio, original pictorial green wrappers with Royal Flying Doctor Service logo, staple bound, [23] pp, roneo printed, illustrated; includes annual report for 1965, list of students (all from remote Western Australian stations), and pupils' contributions; a very good copy.  Appears unrecorded in Australian collections. 

  • [NEW ZEALAND] Picture alphabet of nations of the world
# 13298

    # 13298

    [NEW ZEALAND] Picture alphabet of nations of the world

    London ; Edinburgh : Thomas Nelson & Sons, [1874]. Quarto, original pictorial wrappers (a little darkened and with light handling wear), [8] leaves, comprising 4 full-page chromolithographic plates, each with depictions of six different people types; accompanying text on the facing pages in the form of a rhyming couplet for each illustration; the portraits include …

  • [QUEENSLAND] ABC des deux mondes
# 13236

    # 13236

    [QUEENSLAND] ABC des deux mondes

    [Cover title]. Paris : Emile Guérin, [c.1900]. Small quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, staple bound, [10] pp, an all illustrated alphabet picture book based on geography, with 5 pages in colour; text in French; the letter Q is for Queensland, and shows a mounted Light Horseman; other letters include K for Kimberley (South Africa), J for …

  • Clarence and the goblins; or, under the earth.
GREEN, Henry Mackenzie (eleven years of age)

# 4758

    # 4758

    GREEN, Henry Mackenzie (eleven years of age)

    Clarence and the goblins; or, under the earth.

    With portrait of the author, and photograph of illustration drawn by him. Sydney : Public Library Press, 1892. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, pp. 8, frontispiece portrait, illustration after a drawing by Green. Preface by James Norton, the author's grandfather, signed by him. A charming illustrated story about an encounter between a boy and a goblin, written …

  • A school atlas of astronomy
JOHNSTON, Alex. Keith
# 13114

    # 13114

    JOHNSTON, Alex. Keith

    A school atlas of astronomy

    Comprising, in eighteen plates a complete series of illustrations of the heavenly bodies drawn with the greatest care, from original and authentic documents. Edinburgh : William Blackwood, 1856. Folio, quarter-morocco over gilt-lettered cloth (worn), pp. [iv], 16, 18 double page chromolithographic plates, endpapers foxed, the plates mostly clean. 

  • Dampiers lefvernesbeskrifning och reseäfventyr i främmande länder,
KÖRBER, Philip; BIRD, Robert Montgomery; MALMGREN, Lars August (translator)
# 12703

    # 12703

    KÖRBER, Philip; BIRD, Robert Montgomery; MALMGREN, Lars August (translator)

    Dampiers lefvernesbeskrifning och reseäfventyr i främmande länder,

    för ungdom bearbetad af Philip Körber. Stockholm : L.G. Rylander, [1849]. Duodecimo, contemporary half morocco over pebbled cloth boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 131, illustrated with [4] hand coloured lithographic plates; clean and sound; text in Swedish; [BOUND WITH] Roland Forrester's och hans syster Edithas sällsamma äfventyr bland Wildarne (Swedish adaptation of Robert …

  • The sentry and the Shell fairy.
[MARTIN, George W.].
# 12617

    # 12617

    [MARTIN, George W.].

    The sentry and the Shell fairy.

    Melbourne: British Imperial Oil, [c. 1922]. Quarto, illustrated card wrappers (fine), 16 pp., very light central verticle crease, six colour plates by Outhwaite, a scarce promotional booklet produced for Shell. The better variant issue with additional Outhwaite illustration on p. 16. Muir 4851.

  • Sixpence to spend.
OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul.
# 12612

    # 12612

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul.

    Sixpence to spend.

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1935. Quarto, papered boards, illustrated dustjacket, 92 pp., black and white illustrations, five tipped-in colour plates, sparse foxing to preliminaries and a couple of other leaves, a little canted but very fine. Holden and Muir describe Sixpence as ‘the last real book Ida wrote and illustrated… Amusing and well-executed, the artist’s …

  • [EASTER ISLAND] Остров Пасхи
SCHULZE-MAIZIER, Friedrich
# 12692

    # 12692

    SCHULZE-MAIZIER, Friedrich

    [EASTER ISLAND] Остров Пасхи

    Translation of: Die Osterinsel (Leipzig, 1926). Moskva ; Leningrad : OGIZ – Molodaya Gvardiya, 1931. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 174, [2 contents], illustrated with 16 plates, 3 tables and 2 maps; internally very clean, a good copy. Text in Russian. Scarce. Not located in OCLC.

  • The other side of nowhere.
DASKEIN, Tarella Quin.
# 12637

    # 12637

    DASKEIN, Tarella Quin.

    The other side of nowhere.

    Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens, 1934. Oblong quarto, illustrated red cloth, 171 pp., name to front free endpaper, illustrated. Muir 1909.

  • The story of Captain Cook
LANG, John
# 12627

    # 12627

    LANG, John

    The story of Captain Cook

    With pictures by Will. B. Robinson. London : T. C. & E. C. Jack, n.d. [c. 1910]. Duodecimo, papered boards with pictorial inlay, illustrated dustjacket, pp. 119. A fine copy. 'The Children's Heroes' series. 

  • The silver bone
WILLIAMS, W. Lloyd
# 12510

    # 12510

    WILLIAMS, W. Lloyd

    The silver bone

    Melbourne : Whitcombe & Tombs Pty. Ltd., 1948. Octavo, suede boards, 165 pp, illustrated throughout by Dick Ovenden; a good copy. Muir, 8037.

  • Blinky Bill grows up
WALL, Dorothy
# 12430

    # 12430

    WALL, Dorothy

    Blinky Bill grows up

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1938. Quarto, papered boards, pp. 83, illustrated. Muir 7825

  • Blinky Bill joins the army
WALL, Dorothy
# 12429

    # 12429

    WALL, Dorothy

    Blinky Bill joins the army

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1941. Quarto, illustrated laminated boards (loss to head and foot of spine), pp. 130, colour frontispiece, illustrated. Second edition. Muir 7834 (not noting the 1941 edition)

  • Blinky Bill. The quaint little Australian
WALL, Dorothy
# 12428

    # 12428

    WALL, Dorothy

    Blinky Bill. The quaint little Australian

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1937. Quarto, illustrated papered boards, illustrated dustjacket (chipped and split), pp. [72], contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Muir 7824

  • [PLATYPUS] Nouveau musée du naturaliste
BOUYER, A.C.
# 12423

    # 12423

    BOUYER, A.C.

    [PLATYPUS] Nouveau musée du naturaliste

    Illustré de 44 sujets dessinés et gravés par Pauquet. Paris : A. Courcier, n.d. [c.1840]. Oblong octavo, original pictorial papered boards (rubbed, small loss at head and tail of spine), lacking front end-paper, half-title with small loss at head of gutter, 51 pp, with 8 full page hand coloured engraved plates illustrating 44 animals, accompanied …

  • Excursions chez les peuples étranges : causeries ethnographiques
DELISLE, Ferdinand; LEUTEMANN, Heinrich Gottlieb (Henrik) (illustrator)
# 12249

    # 12249

    DELISLE, Ferdinand; LEUTEMANN, Heinrich Gottlieb (Henrik) (illustrator)

    Excursions chez les peuples étranges : causeries ethnographiques

    / avec une préface de A.Quatrefages, membre de l'institut-professeur au muséum d'histoire naturelle; illustrations en couleur par H.Leutemann. Paris : Librairie de Théodore Lefèvre et Cie., Emile Guérin, éditeur, [1889]. First edition. Quarto, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (lightly rubbed, corners bumped), pp vi, 71, [1 table of contents], with 12 double-leaf chromolithographic illustrations …

  • The Christmas box : an annual present for children.
CROKER, T. Crofton (1798-1854)
# 12242

    # 12242

    CROKER, T. Crofton (1798-1854)

    The Christmas box : an annual present for children.

    London : William Harrison Ainsworth, 1828. Duodecimo, original moire silk (rebacked) with gilt lettered spine, front pastedown and first blank with presentation inscriptions dated January 8 1828, pp xii, 233, [2 publisher's advertisements], illustrated with wood engravings; scattered foxing, a very good copy. Ferguson, 1180aa; Muir, 1827. This charming pot pourri of around thirty traditional and …

  • The air scout : a story of national defence
STRANG, Herbert
# 12188

    # 12188

    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 …

  • Little Obelia and Further adventures of Ragged Blossom Snugglepot and Cuddlepie
GIBBS, May (1877-1969)
# 12394

    # 12394

    GIBBS, May (1877-1969)

    Little Obelia and Further adventures of Ragged Blossom Snugglepot and Cuddlepie

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1938. Quarto, original illustrated papered boards, dustjacket (chipped), decorated endpapers, name to front free endpaper, colour frontispiece plate, full-page sepia plates and line drawings in the text, 90 pp, some offsetting on the pages where an old bookmark had rested, a fair copy this edition of this Australian children's classic. …

  • Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Their adventures wonderful
GIBBS, May
# 12312

    # 12312

    GIBBS, May

    Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Their adventures wonderful

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson. [c. 1931]. Quarto, gilt-lettered red cloth in illustrated dustjacket with printed statement 'Thirty-fourth Thousand' (slightly chipped at head and foot of spine), pp. 87, illustrated endpapers, colour frontispiece, black and white plates, occasional foxing. Muir 2746 (not inspecting the dustjacket)

  • [GOLD RUSH; ABORIGINES] Australia
Anon.
# 12164

    # 12164

    Anon.

    [GOLD RUSH; ABORIGINES] Australia

    [Germany] : s.n., [circa 1880]. Group of 18 embossed die-cut scraps (designed for use in a scrap album), from a series titled Australia, depicting scenes including gold diggers, squatters, Aborigines, and ships; maximum diameter 55 mm, all in good condition.

  • [LE PETIT PRINCE] პატარა პრინცი. ავტორის ილუსტრაციებით
SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)
# 12045

    # 12045

    SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)

    [LE PETIT PRINCE] პატარა პრინცი. ავტორის ილუსტრაციებით

    [=Le Petit Prince. Avec des aquarelles de l'auteur. Georgian]. “Traduit du français par Georges Ekizachvili”. Tbilisi : Agora, 2015. Royal octavo, laminated card covers, 90, [3] pp, reproducing the book's original format with Saint-Exupéry's watercolour illustrations; an as new copy. Text in Georgian.  The French writer and aviator Saint-Exupéry's novella is undoubtedly one of the …

  • Exhibition of black and white, and water colour drawings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul.
# 11758

    # 11758

    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 …

  • The amazing adventures of Anthony Arrowroot
[ARNOTT'S]
# 12010

    # 12010

    [ARNOTT'S]

    The amazing adventures of Anthony Arrowroot

    Sydney : William Arnott Pty Ltd, n.d. [1940]. First printing. Octavo, illustrated yellow wrappers printed in red (a little sunned and a couple of light marks), pp 32, [1], illustrated, a good copy. Scarce. A children's book produced as an advertisement for Arnott's biscuit company. Muir 165.

  • The rainy day : gift book of the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia
WALL, Dorothy (1894-1942)
# 11993

    # 11993

    WALL, Dorothy (1894-1942)

    The rainy day : gift book of the Commonwealth Savings Bank of Australia

    “Story and illustrations by Dorothy Wall.” (p.[1]). [Sydney] : John Sands [for The Bank], [c.1925]. Octavo, original pictorial wrappers in pink and black (mild crease at top corner of upper wrapper), [18] pp, monochrome and colour illustrations, a good copy. A scarce variant of Muir, 7843, recorded only with green and black wrappers. A morality …

  • Children of Fiji
CATO, Helen D.
# 11913

    # 11913

    CATO, Helen D.

    Children of Fiji

    Sydney : Methodist Overseas Missions, 1955. Octavo, publisher's pictorial stiff wrappers, 53 pp, photographic illustrations, a very good copy.