Children’s Books

  • # 23191

    TEAGUE, Violet

    Night fall in the ti-tree (facsimile edition)

    Woodcuts by Geraldine Rede and Violet Teague. [Canberra : National Gallery of Australia, 2008?]. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, cloth spine, unpaginated, french folds in the style of the original publication from 1905. ‘In 1905 Violet Teague, in collaboration with her friend Geraldine Rede, handprinted Night Fall in the Ti-Tree at the Sign of the Rabbit Press, …

  • # 23181

    HOLDEN, Robert.

    Koalas, kangaroos and kookaburras. 200 Australian children’s books and illustrations 1857 – 1988

    [Sydney] : James Hardie Industries, [1988]. Oblong folio, illustrated wrappers, pp. 87. illustrated. Includes well-known illustrators such as Norman Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay, May Gibbs, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Pixie O’Harris, Peg Maltby, Christian Waller, D. H. Souter etc. Ex-library copy with neat cancel stamps.

  • # 23038

    PARKER, K. Langloh; HEYSEN, Nora 1911-2003 (illustrator)

    [NORA HEYSEN] Woggheeguy : Australian Aboriginal legends

    collected by Catherine Stow (K. Langloh Parker) ; illustrated by Nora Heysen. Adelaide : F.W. Preece &​ Sons, 1930. First edition. Small quarto, papered boards with Heysen design to front panel, cloth spine with title label, a little marked, illustrated endpapers, pp xi, 98, Nora Heysen’s superb illustrations on [8] leaves of plates as well as …

  • # 23008

    MITCHELL, Elyne

    The silver brumby.

    Drawings by Ralph Thompson. London : Hutchinson, 1958. First edition. Octavo, pictorial red cloth in dust jacket (some edge and corner wear), 192 pp, clean and sound, a very good copy of the scarce first edition of this Australian children’s classic.

  • # 22990

    HOLDEN, Robert

    May Gibbs and her fantasy world

    An exhibition by the James Hardie Library iin the Royal Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, Sydney. [Sydney] : Royal Botanic Gardens, 1986. Octavo, staple bound, pictorial laminated card covers, [23] pp, illustrated in colour and black and white, a near fine copy.

  • # 22980

    O'CONOR, Juliet

    Bottersnikes and other lost things. A celebration of Australian illustrated children’s books

    Melbourne : The Miegunyah Press, 2009. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 262, thoroughly illustrated. An extensive insight into the history of children’s books in Australia, with detailed sections on great artists and authors such as Norman Lindsay, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, May Gibbs, Harold Gaze, Pixie O’Harris, Graeme Base etc. An essential reference book.

  • # 22928

    GIBBS, May (1877 - 1969)

    Bib and Bub : their adventures.

    In two parts. Sydney : Cornstalk Publishing Company, 1925. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, publisher’s wrappers printed in colour (a few very light marks), contemporary gift inscription to half-titles, title pages, pp. 79 (across the two parts), coloured panelled illustrations throughout, a clean and well presented set. ‘Rare: the earliest publication of the Bib and Bub …

  • # 22848

    CARROLL, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), 1832-1898; BLACKMAN, Charles (illustrator)

    Alice’s adventures in Wonderland

    / Lewis Carroll / Illustrated by Charles Blackman / Edited by Nadine Amadio. Sydney : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1982. Quarto, orange boards in pictorial dust jacket (spine slightly sunned, old cellotape marks to corners of jackst), illustrated endpapers, pp. 128, illustrated in colour with Blackman’s iconic paintings inspired by the famous children’s book; a good …

  • # 22669

    [OUTHWAITE]. RENTOUL, Ida Sherborne (1888 - 1960)

    A group of eleven postcards from The Australian Brownies series 1905

    Eleven (of twelve) postcards from The Australian Brownies series. [Melbourne : M.L. Hutchinson, 1905]. Postally unused, un-inscribed, light edge wear to a couple of cards, a very good set. The full set comprises: 1. A Black Tracker 2. A Buck Jumper (NOT present here) 3. A Shout All Round 4. Humping His Bluey 5. Off …

  • # 22556

    [SCHUTZ, Friedrich G.]

    Darstellung der fünf Welttheile durch Zufammensetzung in eine Kugelaehnliche Gestalt, zur leichteren Vorstellung und Gebrauch beim geographischen Unterricht in Schulen über die Beschaffenheit & Eintheilung der Erde

    Stuttgart : Friedrich G. Schutz, circa 1820. Collapsible globe in 6 gores, engraved with hand colouring, laid down on thin card, each gore 175 x 66 mm (irregular), in fine condition with vivid original colour; Australia with P. Nuyts Land, De Witsland, Eintrachts Land, Arnheims Land, Van Diemensland, Carpenteria and Basses Strasse all marked; the gores …

  • # 22618

    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 along spine), lower wrapper with publisher’s advertisement; front free-endpaper with ownership inscription dated January 1, 1846; title page …

  • # 22623

    [MARTIN, George W.].

    The sentry and the Shell fairy.

    Melbourne: British Imperial Oil, [c. 1922]. Quarto, illustrated card wrappers, 16 pp., six colour plates by Outhwaite; two very light vertical creases, else fine. A scarce promotional booklet produced for Shell. The better variant issue with additional Outhwaite illustration on p.16. Muir 4851.

  • # 22662

    JONES, Luke

    Australian Toys

    Melbourne : Melbourne : Books, 2019. Quarto, laminated pictorial boards, pp. 358, illustrated. ‘Australian Toys is an illustrated history of Australian manufactured toys from 1900-1965, drawing on the author’s authoritative collection. The book documents the production of each toy with beautiful colour photographs accompanied by relevant text about the toy and manufacturer.’

  • # 22661

    JONES, Luke

    Australian Toys

    Melbourne : Melbourne : Books, 2019. Quarto, laminated pictorial boards, pp. 358, illustrated. ‘Australian Toys is an illustrated history of Australian manufactured toys from 1900-1965, drawing on the author’s authoritative collection. The book documents the production of each toy with beautiful colour photographs accompanied by relevant text about the toy and manufacturer.’

  • # 19480

    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 blue cloth over papered boards (waterstain to upper and lower edges of upper board), in fine original illustrated dust jacket (a couple of light stains, very minor chipping to head and foot …

  • # 22586

    JONES, Luke

    Australian Toys

    Melbourne : Melbourne : Books, 2019. Quarto, laminated pictorial boards, pp. 358, illustrated. ‘Australian Toys is an illustrated history of Australian manufactured toys from 1900-1965, drawing on the author’s authoritative collection. The book documents the production of each toy with beautiful colour photographs accompanied by relevant text about the toy and manufacturer.’