Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

  • # 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 …

  • # 42014

    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.

  • # 40824

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul.

    A bunch of wild flowers.

    Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1933. Quarto, papered boards, illustrated dustjacket (a little marked, a few short tears, a couple of chips), 48 pp., black and white illustrations, six tipped-in colour plates. A very good copy. First edition. Muir 5606.

  • # 40823

    QUIN, Tarella [DASKEIN]; OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (illustrator)

    Gum Tree Brownie and other Faërie Folk of the Never-Never.

    By Tarella Quin / Illustrated by Ida S. Rentoul. Melbourne : George Robertson, 1925. Oblong quarto, original illustrated papered boards (edges rubbed, slight loss to paper), cloth spine, 165 pp, illustrated throughout, binding firm, a very good copy. Muir 1905.

  • # 40825

    RENTOUL, Annie I. and RENTOUL, Ida S

    Mollie’s Staircase

    Melbourne: M. L. Hutchinson, 1906. Oblong quarto, lettered wrappers (worn and stained), original ribbon ties, early inscription to title page which is toned and stained, pp. [52], 12 black and white plates by Ida S. Rentoul, plus illustrations in text, contemporary pencil inscription to title page, a few pages lightly marked and foxed, but a …

  • # 38927

    [OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul].

    The fairy story that came true.

    Melbourne: British Imperial Oil, [c. 1922]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (silverfished, handling wear, edges with small chips, also along spine), 16 pp., five colour plates, black and white decorations, map. A delightful illustrated story by Outhwaite, created as a promotion for Shell oil, ‘few copies of these booklets have survived’ (Muir and Holden, p. 58). Muir …

  • # 38590

    [OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul, illustrator]

    The Australian wonder book

    Melbourne, Vic. : Home Entertainment Library, 1935. Quarto, original quarter red cloth over pictorial boards, spine with gilt lettering and ornament (spine discoloured, edges a little worn), 351 pp, black and white illustrations, a good copy of this publication. Muir, 3125. Contains four complete books (The little black princess of the Never-Never /​ by Mrs. …

  • # 35841

    RENTOUL, Annie R. and OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul.

    The little green road to Fairyland

    New York : E. P. Dutton & Company, 1922. First American edition, printed by Billing and Son in Guildford, U.K. Quarto, papered boards, cloth spine with paper label, edges rubbed, lacking the front free endpaper, pp. 103, 8 colour and 8 black and white plates. One of the classic illustrated Outhwaite titles, originally published in …

  • # 35828

    OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul

    Puss in boots : J. C. Williamson’s Annual Pantomime Extravaganza

    Australian Play Pictorials No. 8. [Written by J. Hickory Wood and Frank Dix ; music by Andrew MacCunn]. Melbourne : George Robertson & Co., [1912]. Quarto, wrappers illustrated by Ida Sherborne Rental Outhwaite (edge tears with loss to spine, old paper repairs), wrappers detached, pp. 64, handling wear, a good copy. Very rare theatre program …

  • # 35819

    NEWELL, Averil.

    The enchanted seas

    With four illustrations in colour by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. London: A. & C. Black, 1937. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket (chips with loss), 64 pp. Muir 5331. Rare.

  • # 34502

    QUIN, Tarella; OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul (ill.)

    Before the lamps are lit

    Melbourne : George Robertson & Co., [1911]. Oblong quarto, illustrated cloth boards (minor rubbing), inscription on front endpaper, pp 189. A compilation of six children’s stories with engravings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Muir 1907.