[Title from artist’s caption]. Unpublished pen and ink sketch on laid paper watermarked Joynson, 180 x 115 mm, artist’s caption beneath image, verso inscribed ‘Bertha as she appeared, by Alexander Rowan. London, August 1861’; fine. Alexander Rowan was a minor British artist who is known to have exhibited between 1852 and 1859, during which time …
WOODBRIDGE, W.C. (William Channing), 1794-1845
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 …
A facsimile of an original manuscript with pen drawings. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University, 1956. Oblong octavo, printed wrappers, pp. ; line illustrations, essay by Philip Hofer. Limited to 500 copies. Unrecorded in Australian collections.
SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)
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 …
GOESIN, Petrus de
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, . Duodecimo, contemporary calf (heavily rubbed and scuffed), spine with raised bands, compartments with stamped floral design in gilt …
GUNN, Æneas (pseud.) [GUNN, Jeannie, 1870-1961]
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 …
ZOLLER, Karl August Christoph Friedrich; BROMME, Traugott (lithographer)
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 …
CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY
: 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.
SHUTE, E. L.
London : Marcus Ward & Co., c. 1890. Octavo, printed wrappers, pp. , 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).
MUIR, Marcie and HOLDEN, Robert
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.
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. . 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 …
LISTON, Maud Renner; O. HARRIS, Pixie
Adelaide : Rigby Limited, . Quarto, original wrappers (stained), pp. 31, child’s name written inside front wrapper, illustrated in black and white by Pixor O. Harris. Muir 4319. First edition. Scarce
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 …
KOLB, C.F.A. (Christian Friedrich August)
in 60 nach der Natur gezeichneten und gemalten Tafeln zum Anschauungs-Unterricht für Schulen und zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung für die Jugend. Esslingen : J.F. Schreiber, [1864?]. Folio, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (rubbed and somewhat darkened; lower board with a few old stains); hinges strengthened with binder’s tape; pastedowns with publisher’s advertisements; unpaginated, but approximately 80 …
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.
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 , illustrated with  full page chromolithographed plates hors texte; edges flecked, occasional very mild foxing, …
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 ),  engraved plates each with four illustrations of peoples in traditional costume …
: 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 …
: mit 23 gemalten Kupfern und erklärender Beschreibung. Reutlingen : Fleischhauer & Spohn, . 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 …
VYSE, Charles (active 1770-1815)
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 …
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; …
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, …
IRELAND, John; TELLER, Thomas (editor)
and William Doyley who were wrecked in the ship Charles Eaton on an island in the South Seas. New Haven, Connecticut : S. Babcock, . 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 …
MEYNIER, Johann Heinrich, 1764-1825
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 …
/ 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,  pp,  spectacular chromolithographic plates depicting dramatic natural phenomena, …
[ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE]
[Kalgoorlie] : School of the Air, . Folio, original pictorial green wrappers with Royal Flying Doctor Service logo, staple bound,  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.
London ; Edinburgh : Thomas Nelson & Sons, . Quarto, original pictorial wrappers (a little darkened and with light handling wear),  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 …
[Cover title]. Paris : Emile Guérin, [c.1900]. Small quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers, staple bound,  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 …
GREEN, Henry Mackenzie (eleven years of age)
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 …
JOHNSTON, Alex. Keith
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.
KÖRBER, Philip; BIRD, Robert Montgomery; MALMGREN, Lars August (translator)
för ungdom bearbetad af Philip Körber. Stockholm : L.G. Rylander, . Duodecimo, contemporary half morocco over pebbled cloth boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament, pp 131, illustrated with  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 …
[MARTIN, George W.].
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.
OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul.
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 …
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.
DASKEIN, Tarella Quin.
Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens, 1934. Oblong quarto, illustrated red cloth, 171 pp., name to front free endpaper, illustrated. Muir 1909.
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.
WILLIAMS, W. Lloyd
Melbourne : Whitcombe & Tombs Pty. Ltd., 1948. Octavo, suede boards, 165 pp, illustrated throughout by Dick Ovenden; a good copy. Muir, 8037.
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1938. Quarto, papered boards, pp. 83, illustrated. Muir 7825
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)
Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1937. Quarto, illustrated papered boards, illustrated dustjacket (chipped and split), pp. , contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Muir 7824
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 …
DELISLE, Ferdinand; LEUTEMANN, Heinrich Gottlieb (Henrik) (illustrator)
/ 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, . 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 …
CROKER, T. Crofton (1798-1854)
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 …
/ 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  full-page colour plates, maps, a fine copy. A work of fiction for juvenile …
GIBBS, May (1877-1969)
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. …
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)
[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.
SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de (1900-1944)
[=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,  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 …
OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul.
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 …
Sydney : William Arnott Pty Ltd, n.d. . First printing. Octavo, illustrated yellow wrappers printed in red (a little sunned and a couple of light marks), pp 32, , illustrated, a good copy. Scarce. A children's book produced as an advertisement for Arnott's biscuit company. Muir 165.