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GIBBS, May (1877-1969)

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie : their adventures wonderful (first edition)

$550.00 AUD

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/ Pictures and words by May Gibbs. Cover title: Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Sydney : Angus and Robertson, [1918]. First edition, first printing (the printer W.C. Penfold’s address ‘183 Pitt Street Sydney’). Quarto, publisher’s cloth backed illustrated papered boards with colour onlay to upper board and vignette on lower board (edges rubbed), illustrated endpapers, contemporary inscription dated 1918 to half-title, colour frontispiece and title page printed on coated paper (an issue point for a first edition), pp. vi, 87, with 22 full-page sepia plates and line drawings in the text; a couple of small spots of foxing, “The Hat Shop” illustration opposite page 32, and “Snugglepot Fights with Red Gumnut” opposite page 42.

First edition, first printing (one of 5000 copies printed) of this classic of Australian children’s literature.

Muir 2744.