Children’s Books

  • # 43855

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    Untitled [bunny rabbit with dancing elves]

    Pen and ink on card, 225 x 145mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., untitled, numbered ’24’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, Melbourne, since the 1970s  

  • # 43854

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    Untitled [kookaburra with winged imp]

    Pen and ink on card, 190 x 160 mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., titled below the image in pencil erased, numbered ‘5’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private …

  • # 43853

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    The lyre bird gave imitation

    Pen and ink on card, 175 x 122 mm (mount line), signed lower left I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ’14’ upper right, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, …

  • # 43852

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    The platypus sang a duet

    Pen and ink on card, 110 x 178 mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ’17’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, …

  • # 43851

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    I keep my baby in my pocket!

    Pen and ink on card, 140 x 175mm (mount line), signed lower right I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ‘1’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most likely prepared for publication. Provenance : private collection, Melbourne, …

  • # 43849

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (1888 - 1960)

    The Flying Ace [and] The Chariot Race

    Pen and ink on card, 270 x 188 mm (mount line), the lower illustration cut out as a rondelle, signed lower right I.R.O., titled in the image in pencil, numbered ’13’ upper left, framed. A charming original work by one of Australia’s most beloved children’s illustrators. The pencilled titles and number indicate it was most …

  • # 43809

    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.

  • # 42495

    ROWLING, J. K.

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (First Australian edition)

    London : Bloomsbury, 1997 [1998]. Printed and bound in Australia by Australian Print Group, Marlborough, Vic. First issue of the first Australian edition. Octavo, laminated boards (bump to head and foot of spine, slight wear to corners) in illustrated dustjacket (edge wear, a little crumpled at head and foot of spine, upper and lower edges, …

  • # 42550

    DEAN & SON

    [LAW] Truant Bunny

    London : Dean & Son, c. 1860. “Papa Lovechild’s series”. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, short split to bottom of spine; pp. 8, printed on one side only, full-page illustrations throughout, with original hand colouring; a very good to fine copy. To modern sensibilities – and probably for children of the time – this morality tale about …

  • # 42552

    'M. J. C."

    Squire Gray’s Fruit Feast :

    With an account of how he entertained all his young friends; and some of the pretty tales he gave to them as prizes. With twelve elegant engravings. London : Thomas Dean & Son, c. 1850. Octavo, decorated wrappers, pp. 31, engraved illustrations. A charming book of children’s stories.

  • # 25706

    [GIBBS, May, after]

    A pair of printed bookmarks in the shape of gumleaves

    [Sydney? : Effarbees Series, circa 1940]. A matching pair of diecut printed bookmarks in the shape of gumleaves, printed on coated card stock, versos blank, each showing a gum nut baby inspired by May Gibbs, printed with the word ‘BOOKMARK’, 155 mm tall with folding printed panels with greeting sentiment, inscribed to two different recipients …

  • # 43287

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

    Piccaninnies

    [Perth?] : [Mary & Elizabeth Durack], [1940]. First edition. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. [10], illustrated, light handling wear, a very good copy. Muir 2182

  • # 40180

    Anon.

    Le petit naturaliste

    Paris : Chez Marcilly, [1833]. Miniature book, 48 x 67 mm, lithographed papered boards in matching slipcase (rubbed); all edges gilt; hand-coloured title page, eleven hand-coloured plates, with descriptions of birds and animals from around the world; in good condition. A charming miniature book on natural history for children. Gumuchian 4127; Houghton 118; Kleemeier 5774; …

  • # 26028

    LAMP, Jean-Frédéric

    Abrégé de géographie pour les écoles.

    Par J. F. Lamp. A Paris : Chez F. G. Levrault, libraire, rue de la Harpe, no. 81 ; Strasbourg : rue des Juifs, no. 33, 1833. Troisième édition. Duodecimo (165 x 105 mm), original pink paper-covered boards printed in black, the upper board with vignette illustration of a globe, lower board with publisher’s advertisements, …

  • # 42615

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    Billabong Riders

    London : Ward Lock & Co., 1942. First edition. Octavo, lettered cloth,  illustrated dustjacket (neat reinforcements verso), contemporary inscription to front free endpaper, frontispiece, pp. 262, a very good copy. The last book in the Billabong series.

  • # 42622

    BRUCE, Mary Grant (1878 - 1958)

    Glen Eyre

    London : Ward Lock & Co., 1912. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered pictorial cloth,  prize label to front free endpaper, frontispiece and illustrations, pp. 256, (16), a very good copy of the first edition.