Children’s Books

  • # 30241

    KUBASTA, Vojtech

    [POP-UP BOOK] How Columbus discovered America

    London : Bancroft &​ Co., [1960]. Quarto, pictorial boards, 8 pp (some mild foxing), small circle of wear with loss on the centre of the text pages from the metal pin holding the revolving wheel, the rear covers with colour illustration and three-dimensional rotating ship’s wheel, the inner rear cover also illustrated in colour and …

  • # 28705

    WARHOL, Andy

    Andy Warhol : seven illustrated books 1952–1959

    Portfolio with 7 smaller volumes inserted, 284 pages, 34.6 x 47.5 cm, plus 56-page supplementary booklet, in cardboard box with handle. New copy, sealed. Multilingual Edition: English, French, German. ‘In 1950s New York, before he became one of the most famous names of the 20th century, Andy Warholwas already a skilled and successful commercial artist. During …

  • # 30296

    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 in illustrated dustjacket (small bump to head and foot of spine with associated minor crumpling to dustjacket); pp. 223, a very good copy with no inscriptions or markings internally. …

  • # 29176

    RHEMREV, J. L. Th.; MULDER, P. J. (illustrator)

    [JAVA] Serat Gurma Lelana : ri ngengga ing gambar 4 lembar.

    Leiden : Brill, 1884. First edition. Octavo, original printed yellow wrappers, 92 pp, illustrated with [4] double-page chromolithograpic plates, including tiger, wild boar and deer hunting scenes and a native house on stilts; text in Javanese. A very good copy, partly unopened and clean throughout, the margins of the plates with some light foxing or …

  • # 30212

    BASE, Graeme (1958 - )

    Animalia (signed copy with small sketch)

    New York ; Harry N. Abrams, 1987. First American edition. Folio, pictorial laminated boards, corners bumped, pp. [32], lavishly illustrated, a very good copy. Signed by Graeme Base for Holt!) with a small ink sketch of a koala. Within the pages of this book You may discover, if you look Beyond the spell of written …

  • # 30188

    HALL, J. J. (1876 - 1936)

    “Winks”. Fairy stories of Australian natural history.

    “Winks” tells Australian children what he saw in the Australian bush. Melbourne : George Robertson & Co., 1920. Introduction by R. P. Franklin. Octavo, decorated cloth (fine), in the very scarce dust jacket (chipped at spine ends, corners and fore-edge of front panel, lightly foxed); pp. [vi], 191, line illustrations; edges browned (as usual), a …

  • # 30184

    HAYMES, William; WILLIAMSON, William H. (illustrator)

    Further adventures of Wongabilla and his baby wallaby / by Willo and Billo.

    Sydney : Superone Coy., [1945?]. Small quarto, publisher’s pictorial papered boards (paper splits at spine ends), with the scarce but somewhat tatty dust jacket preserved (edge tears, faint fold lines), early owner’s inscription to free-endpaper, pp [64], with 2 full-page colour plates and monochrome line-drawn illustrations throughout; contents very clean, binding sound. Muir 8042. The …

  • # 29200

    LINDSAY, Norman (1879-1969)

    The Magic Pudding (first edition)

    Being the adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1918. Quarto, quarter-cloth over papered boards (corners rubbed, a couple of light spots)), lettered in gilt on the spine, in restored original illustrated dust jacket (loss to head and foot of spine and along folds, relined …

  • # 29304

    DENNIS, C.J. (1876-1938)

    The Glugs of Gosh / with illustrations by Hal Gye

    Sydney : Angus &​ Robertson, 1917. First pocket edition. Small octavo (145 x 125 mm), publisher’s green cloth boards printed in black, illustrated endpapers, frontispiece and title with colour plates, 130 pp, numerous full-page and vignette illustrations in black-and-white; inscription dated 1917 to preliminary; internally bright and clean, a very good copy. The variant cover …

  • # 29303

    DENNIS, C.J. (1876-1938)

    The Glugs of Gosh / with illustrations by Hal Gye

    Sydney : Angus &​ Robertson, 1917. First pocket edition. Small octavo (145 x 125 mm), publisher’s green cloth boards printed in black, illustrated endpapers, frontispiece and title with colour plates, 130 pp, numerous full-page and vignette illustrations in black-and-white; inscription dated 1917 to preliminary; internally bright and clean, a very good copy. The variant cover …

  • # 25698

    GIBBS, May (1877-1969)

    Mr. &​ Mrs. Bear and friends (first edition)

    Sydney : Angus and​ Robertson, 1944. First edition, first printing. Quarto, publisher’s pictorial papered boards (spine slightly sunned, small dent along lower edge), lacking the dustjacket, inscription to front free endpaper, crease to first two preliminaries, colour frontispiece, illustrated title page (short tear), pp. 145, with full-page black-and-white plates and line illustrations in the text. …

  • # 29656

    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 morality tale teaching children the virtue of thrift, by the creator of Blinky Bill. …

  • # 26666

    REEVES, Wilf; MILLER, Olga (illustrator)

    The legends of Moonie Jarl

    / retold by Moonie Jarl (Wilf Reeves) ; illustrated by Wandi (Olga Miller). Brisbane : The Jacaranda Press, 1964. First edition. Quarto, publisher’s pictorial boards in dust jacket), 44 pp, illustrated in colour and black and white; very slight mark to title page, else a fine copy. A beautifully illustrated collection of legends of the …

  • # 25708

    DURACK, Mary & Elizabeth.

    The way of the whirlwind.

    Sydney : Consolidated Press Ltd., 1945. First edition, fifth printing (the first was in 1941). Folio, pictorial boards (edges worn, spine flecked, abrasion to the boards), light foxing to preliminaries, illustrated with twelve tipped-in plates (creases to a couple of plates), and vignette illustrations throughout; a worn copy of the children’s classic, a fantasy inspired …

  • # 27665

    GUNN, Æneas Mrs (Jeannie), 1870-1961

    The Little Black Princess.

    Melbourne : Robertson & Mullens, 1936, ‘completing the 93rd thousand’. Octavo, publisher’s pictorial green cloth over boards (flecked), 107 pp, with numerous b/w photographic plates, prize label to endpaper, occasional scattered foxing, a good copy. In 1901 Melbourne-born Jeannie Taylor married Aeneas Gunn, part-owner and manager of Elsey Station, a cattle property in the Northern Territory. …

  • # 27672

    REED, A. W.

    Aboriginal fables and legendary tales

    Illustrated by E. H. Papps. Sydney : A. H. & A. W. Reed, 1965. Octavo, decorated papers boards (lightly marked), pp. 144, light foxing to edges, text in two columns, illustrated. Aboriginal legends rewritten for non-indigenous Australian children in the 1960s.