Children’s Books

  • # 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, …

  • # 25259

    CARROLL, Lewis [pseud. of DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge, 1832-1898]; COLLINGWOOD, Stuart Dodgson (editor)

    The Lewis Carroll picture book : a selection from the unpublished writings and drawings of Lewis Carroll, together with reprints from scarce and unacknowledged work.

    London : T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. First edition. Octavo, original gilt-decorated red cloth with bevelled edges (flecked and with a small ink stain at top edge of upper board), top edge gilt, front free-endpaper with gift inscription dated Xmas 1899, pp xv, 375; illustrated with line drawings and lithographed plates; endpapers foxed and leaves with …

  • # 25830


    [BOARD GAME] The National Yacht Race.

    Melbourne : National Game Co., [between 1912 and 1915?]. “Copyright no. 2607”. Thin board with original cloth backstrip (starting to separate), 310 x 480 mm, folding, front lacking the pictorial onlaid title label, juvenile inscription ‘Yacht Race’, fold-out game board printed in blue, yellow, red and black. This appears to be an early version of …

  • # 25703

    GIBBS, May (1877-1969)

    Prince Dande Lion : a garden whim-wham

    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1982. Second impression (first published in 1953). Small quarto, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards (small section of water damage to foot of spine), previous owner’s name erased with white-out to front pastedown, pp 117, illustrated with 4 colour plates, 12 full page black-and-white plates and numerous line drawings in the text. …

  • # 25613

    KENDALL, Henry (1839 - 1882)

    Rose Lorraine : and other poems

    Illustrated by Rhys Wiliams. Sydney : W.H. Honey Publishing Co., circa 1930. Duodecimo, illustrated wrappers, pp. [16], illustrated.

  • # 5262

    MENSCH, G.

    [GOLD RUSH; BUSHRANGERS] Die Goldgräber ; oder in den Goldminen und unter den Buschkleppern

    und Wilden Australiens : Natur- und Culturbilder aus dem fünften Weltheil. Leipzig : F.M. Gebhardt’s Verlag, [1878?]. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial boards (corners bumped) with red cloth spine, pp 276, [4] colour plates, scattered foxing, a sound copy. Text in German Fraktur. Based on the writer’s experiences on the Central Victorian goldfields, with accounts …

  • # 17091

    MACDONALD, Alexander

    The hidden nugget : a story of the Australian goldfields

    London : Blackie and Son Limited, 1910. First edition. Thick octavo, original pictorial blue cloth with gilt lettering on upper board and spine, olivine edges, grey endpapers, first blank with pencilled gift inscription dated Xmas 1909 (predating publication date!), pp 284, [16] publisher’s advertisements, illustrated with 7 monochrome plates; occasional light foxing, but a fine …

  • # 1342

    HUE, Fernand

    [GOLD RUSH] Aventures de deux Franca̧is et d’un chien en Australie

    Paris : Lecène, Oudin et Cie, Éditeurs, 1892. “Nouvelle Édition.” Octavo, red cloth with gilt embossed armorial crest of the Ville de Paris, spine (a little tender) with gilt lettering, 142 pp (occasional spotting), illustrated; a good copy. Text in French. Muir 3655. An adventure story set on the Victorian goldfields.

  • # 1730

    PECH, Émile

    [GOLD RUSH] Un oncle d’Australie

    Paris : Ancienne Libraire Furne, Boivin &​ Cie, 3 & 5 rue Palatine, [c 1890]. Quarto, pictorial gilt red cloth (rubbed), spine with gilt decoration (faded, tail bumped), all edges gilt, 286 pp, illustrated with 73 gravures in the text. A very good copy. A French children’s story in which much of the story is …

  • # 25514

    DURACK, Mary and Elizabeth

    The way of the whirlwind

    Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1980. Quarto, boards in illustrated dust jacket (light handling marks), pp. 78, illustrated. Popular edition of the work for children based on Aboriginal mythology first published in 1941.

  • # 24970

    O’FERRALL, Ernest; LINDSAY, Lionel

    The Adventures of Chunder Loo

    Illustrated by Lionel Lindsay. Sydney: Blyth & Platt, 1915 Quarto, illustrated card boards (edges chipped, small loss to corner lower board), cloth spine, contemporary inscription to title page, preliminaries foxed, else clean, a good copy of one of Lionel Lindsay’s rarest books. The adventures of Chunder Loo is a collection of humorous verses penned by O’Ferrall …

  • # 25744

    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 (corners rubbed) in pictorial dust jacket (a couple of short tears with tape repairs), illustrated endpapers, pp. 128, illustrated in colour with Blackman’s iconic paintings inspired by the famous children’s book; a good …

  • # 24990

    McKEOWN, Keith C.

    The Magic Seeds: Tessa in Termitaria

    Sydney : New Century Press, 1940. Octavo, cloth in dustjacket (light stains, a few chips with loss), previous owner’s name to endpaper, pp. 170, occasional light foxing, illustrated. Scarce.

  • # 24707

    LOVECHILD, Mrs. (attributed)

    A peep at old Asia

    Merrill’s Pictorial Gallery. Part III. Concord, N.H. : Rufus Merrill, [1847]. Royal octavo, pictorial yellow wrappers (front lightly marked), stitched, title page with original owner’s presentation inscription, 24 pp, illustrated, internally clean and sound, a very good copy. Although predominantly an introduction for young readers to Chinese culture, this scarce pamphlet also includes text about Maori …

  • # 24445

    NORTHCOTT, Cecil

    [NEW GUINEA] Send me among savages.

    Cover: Chalmers of Papua. London : Edinburgh House Press ; Melbourne : The Book Depot, 1944. “Second Australian edition. April, 1944”. Series: Eagle Books, no. 38. Small octavo (182 x 122 mm), publisher’s wrappers (sunned, old bookseller’s wet stamp to upper wrapper), 32 pp; a very good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles fletcher …

  • # 24444

    NORTHCOTT, Cecil

    [NEW GUINEA] My friends the cannibals : (John H. Holmes of Papua).

    London : Edinburgh House Press ; Melbourne : The Book Depot, 1943. “First Australian edition. October, 1943”. Series: Eagle Books, no. 5. Small octavo (182 x 122 mm), publisher’s wrappers, 32 pp; a fine copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles fletcher (Melbourne), and accompanied by his bookplate. Muir 8705. Story, written for young readers, of …