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Catalogue of Australian children's books

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206984
Amadio, Nadine (Charles Blackman, illus.)
Alice in Rainforest Land
Watermark Press Pty. Ltd., Surry Hills NSW, 1988.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with decorated endpapers; 62pp., with many colour illustrations. Minor wear. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$25
95265
Baker, Jeannie
Circle: signed
Walker Books, London, 2016.
Square quarto hardcover; illustrated blue boards with blue endpapers; unpaginated with colour illustrations. Inscribed in ink to owner on title page. Minor wear only; fine. No dustwrapper.
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$25
90183
Bates, Daisy (Barbara Ker Wilson, ed.; Harold Thomas, illus.)
Tales Told to Kabbarli Aboriginal Legends Collected by Daisy Bates
Angus & Robertson, Sydney NSW, 1977.
Reprint: quarto; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 101pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; previous owner's name in ink; spotting to text block edges with light toning; two very faint tape marks on endpapers. Dustwrapper with tiny tears and chipping to the spine panel extremities; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$18
89431
Calley, Karin (Noel Pearson, trans.)
Caden walaa!
University of Queensland Press, St. Lucia Qld., 1994.
Quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards and decorated endpapers; unpaginated (32pp.), bilingual text (English and Guugu Yimithirr) with many full-colour illustrations. Boards sunned along the spine and top edge; a bump to the fore-edge of the lower board. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good to near fine.
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$30
32307
Cannon, Janell
Stellaluna
Koala Book Company, Redfern NSW, 1995.
First Australian edition: quarto; hardcover with illustrated boards and decorative endpapers; unpaginated (48pp.), with many colour and monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; covers a little rubbed; a minor mark to the verso of the flyleaf; some very faint spotting to the preliminaries. No dustwrapper. Very good.
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$17
75301
Cole, E.W.
Cole's Play-Time Story Book for Little Australians With lots of pictures
E.W. Cole, Sydney, NSW, Australia, nd. (c.1890)
Quarto; hardcover, with decorated boards and a cloth spine, with illustrated endpapers; 97pp. [i-viipp. + 88pp. + i-iiipp.], with a colour frontispiece and illustrated title page and many engraved and half-tone illustrations. Re-backed; mild rubbing to the boards; spine faded; previous owner's ink inscription to front pastedown; text block, pages and page edges browned; scattered foxing to the preliminaries; a large scrape to the bottom corner of the upper board but with no loss of text or images. Good.
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$80
70933
Cox, Paul
The Riddle of the Floating Island The Adventures of Archibald Koala
Jonathan Cape, London, 1992.
Folio; hardcover, with illustrated boards; 40pp., with many colour illustrations. Previous owner's name in pencil on front endpaper; some rubbing and scrapes to corners with rear board upper corner bumped. Else fine. The second book, following 'The Great Eucalyptus Mystery'.
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$45
91899
Downing, Brownie
Children of the Dreaming
Thomas Nelson, Melbourne, 1966.
First edition. Quarto hardcover; illustrated white boards; unpaginated with colour illustrations. Minor wear; board edges slightly worn and corners and spine panel extremities bumped with tiny scrapes, very slight browning to edges. Very good otherwise. No dustwrapper.
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$60
34647
Fox, Mem & Pamela Lofts (illus.)
Hunwick's Egg
Viking/Penguin Books (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Camberwell Vic, 2005.
First edition: square quarto; hardcover, illustrated boards; unpaginated (32pp.) with many colour illustrations. Minor wear; lightly bumped board corners. No dustwrapper as issued. Near fine.
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$20
39053
Friend, Donald
Coogan's Gully A Young Person's Guide to Bushranging, Ecology and Witchcraft
Gryphon Books, Melbourne, 1979.
Oblong quarto hardcover; yellow boards with gilt upper board and spine titling, blue illustrated endpapers; 58pp., colour illustrations. Minor wear; rear panel edges and spine of dustwrapper faded. Otherwise near fine. 'Once in a while Dan Coogan and his gang would grow tired of robbing stage-coaches, banks and goldmines. They'd stay home a while and work improving the land by ringbarking trees. They were good at that, too.' The story of Coogan's Gully with Bold Dan Coogan and his victim's widow turned witch.
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$35
89288
Gaze, Harold
Coppertop The Queer Adventures of a Quaint Child
Melbourne Publishing Co., Melbourne Vic., 1919.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board tiles and a tipped-on full-colour upper board decoration; 153pp., with a full-colour frontispiece and 6 plates likewise and many monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; flyleaf removed; some insect damage to the boards; spine extremities softened; scattered foxing throughout. No dustwrapper. Very good. Gaze was a New Zealand artist who arrived in Melbourne at the end of the First World War and who immediately established himself as a major new talent in children's book illustration. "Coppertop", and its sequel "Coppertop Cruises" (1920), were marvellous vehicles for Gaze's fine, opalescent-hued watercolours. The plates in this, and his other Australian-published works, "established him as the most original illustrator of children's books after Ida Rentoul Outhwaite" (Holden, "A Golden Age: Visions of Fantasy").
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$90
30057
Gibbs, May, & Maureen Walsh
The May Gibbs Collection "Mother of the Gumnuts - Her Life and Work" & "Gumnut Classics - The Famous Gumnut Adventures"
Angus & Robertson Publishers, North Ryde NSW, 1985.
First edition: two volumes, quarto; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with green ribbons; 724pp. [228pp. + 496pp.], with many colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear. Dustwrappers lightly rubbed; spine panel head of Volume 2 pulled; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine in a like, gilt-titled and decorated slipcase.
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$110
8463
Gilmore, D.H.
The Delightful Adventures of Catkin & Codlin & Friends
Angus & Robertson, London, 1987.
Small quarto hardcover; green boards with white spine titling and front board illustration, decorated yellow endpapers; 184pp., colour plates and monochrome illustrations. Faint spotting to upper text block edge and frayed ribbon marker. Illustrated dustwrapper faded along spine panel, adjacent rear panel and upper front edge; small tear on lower rear edge and one or two scrapes. Good to very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$25
89269
Gleeson, Libby (illus. John Winch)
One Sunday: signed copy
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1988.
Quarto hardcover; illustrated boards and endpapers; unpaginated, with colour illustrations. Signed in ink by the author. Minor wear only. No dustwrapper. Very good to near fine and protected in mylar wrap.
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$30
50486
Gurr, T. Stuart
Jungle Vagabonds
Angus and Robertson Publishers, Sydney NSW, 1946.
Quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards and endpapers; 134pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; covers lightly rubbed and edgeworn; a small water stain to the spine heel; spine head pulled; text block edges lightly toned; offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper rubbed and marked; spine sunned with chipping to the extremities (no loss of text); flap turns chipped lightly with a long tear from the top of the lower flap turn; another long tear along the lower joint; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Thomas Gurr grew up in India before migrating first to New Zealand and later to Australia. He wrote for stage and radio, worked as a journalist, and served as general manager of the Sydney Sunday Times. For the twenty years prior to his death, he held the position of Secretary of the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The author of several stage and radio plays, his most successful theatrical collaboration was with Varney Monk on the musical "Collits' Inn" (1932), set at the famous staging point at the western end of the Blue Mountains crossing trail. He also wrote a children's book with Gwen Harrowsmith called "Blue Mountains Story" which was set in the region. This work is a collection of Indian tales featuring Selim the Tiger and his jungle friends.
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$30
97390
Hall, J.J. (Dorothy Wall, illus.)
The Crystal Bowl Australian Nature Stories
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Melbourne Vic., nd. (c.1922).
Quarto; hardcover, with illustrated upper board; 64pp., with a colour frontispiece, many monochrome illustrations, 7 colour plates and 8 monochrome plates. Moderate wear; shaken; spine extremities softened and corners bumped; boards rubbed with some marks and spine sunned with some spots; text block edges toned with some spotting; offset to the endpapers; light scattered foxing throughout; previous owner's ink inscriptions to the front pastedown and the verso of the flyleaf; previous owner's bookplate to the verso of the flyleaf; some small tears to the some of the page edges. Lacks dustwrapper. Good to very good.
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$50
202550
Hearn, Lian
Brilliance of the Moon Tales of the Otori Book 3
Hodder Headline (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Sydney NSW, 2004.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with metallic purple spine titles and decorative endpapers; 401pp., with a map and some other monochrome decorations. Mild wear; pages and text block edges toned. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn (now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film). Very good.
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$30
202295
Hearn, Lian
Grass for His Pillow Tales of the Otori Book 2
Hodder Headline (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Sydney NSW, 2003.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine titles and decorative endpapers; 354pp., with a map and some other monochrome decorations. Mild wear; pages and text block edges fairly toned with some spotting. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$30
68931
Holden, Robert
A Golden Age: A Treasury of Australian Children's Fantasy Classics - two volumes "Visions of Fantasy - Australia's Fantasy illustrators; Their Lives and Works"; & "Through the Magic Door - A Collection of Australia's Classic Fantasy Writing"
Angus & Robertson/harperCollins Publishers (Aus6t.) Pty. Ltd., Pymble NSW, 1992.
Two volumes: quarto; hardcover, with decorative endpapers and burgundy ribbons; 647pp. [192pp. + 455pp.], with many monochrome and colour illustrations. Mild wear; corners bumped and spine extremities lightly softened. Dustwrappers mildly rubbed and scuffed. Very good in a lightly worn, illustrated slipcase. A Golden Age is a treasury of Australian children's fantasy classics. In two lavish and beautifully presented companion volumes, it celebrates an unrivalled era in Australian fantasy writing and illustration. In 'Visions of Fantasy' author Robert Holden brings together such diverse illustrators as Outhwaite, Souter, May Gibbs, Norman Lindsay and Harold Gaze. Accompanied by delicately crafted illustrations, many of which have been taken from previously unpublished original works, Holden introduces the lives and works of some of the best and lesser-known Australian fantasy illustrators. 'Through the Magic Door' is an anthology of Australian classics selected and introduced by the author. Here, the text is highlighted for its originality and energy in first establishing a golden era in Australian fantasy writing for children. A very significant publication by one of Australia's leading librarians.
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$100
91099
[Ida Rentoul Outhwaite] Muir, Marcie & Robert Holden
The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
Craftsman House Pty. Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1985.
First edition: quarto; hardcover; 171pp., with many colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; very mildly toned text block edges with a few faint spots. One or two chips on the dustwrapper edges; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$65
85308
Kemsley, James
The Infamous Adventures of Ginger Meggs: signed copy Ginger Meggs at Large and It's Sunday, Ginger Meggs
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1987.
Inscribed in ink to owner by the author. Hardcover, small quarto; orange boards with white spine titling and small upper board illustration on front board; orange decorated endpapers, red ribbon marker, 295pp., 8 colour plates and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; scraping to lower board edges; faint spotting to toned text block edges; foxed dustwrapper with faded edges and spine. Very good to near fine and now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film).
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$45
91586
Kemsley, James
It's Sunday, Ginger Meggs: signed copy
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1987.
Signed paperback; octavo; 138pp., monochrome illustrations. Mild toning to text block edges. Near fine otherwise.
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$15
97330
Knowles, Sheena & Rod Clement (illus.)
Edward the Emu: signed by Edward (and illustrator)
Angus & Robertson, 2001.
Square quarto paperback; unpaginated with colour illustrations. Inscribed in ink by Rod Clement to the owner with small decorative emu. Tiny scrape on upper endpaper edge. Very good to near fine.
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$25
209689
Lindsay, Norman
The Magic Pudding Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1948.
Royal octavo; hardcover, with upper board decoration and titles; 171pp., top edges dyed blue, with many colour and monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; slightly rolled; spine extremities softened; covers rubbed and edgeworn with some marks, bumps and light scuffing; text block edges toned; mild offset to the endpapers; school prize ink inscription and ink stamp to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper is well rubbed and edgeworn; spine panel sunned; some light chipping and scraping to the hinges; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$50
86516
Lister, Gladys
The Little Round Garden - signed
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1946.
Third edition. Hardcover, small quarto; quarter bound cream papered boards with blue cloth spine; black spine titling and green upper board illustration and titling; green and cream illustrated endpapers; 111pp., colour frontispiece & dark red and white illustration and type. Inscribed in ink to owner thus: "This is my garden in the spring, Gladys Lister" on half-title page. Minor wear; mild wear to lower board edges and corners; toning and spotting to text block edges. Yellow illustrated dustwrapper; rear panel and inner flap edges mildly foxed; tiny missing segments at corners and head of spine with small tear on upper rear spine edge; spine mildly faded. Very good and protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$70
207105
McSpedden, Bani (Greg McAlpine, illus.)
The Mouse with the Too-Long Tail
Piper Books/Pan Books (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Woollahra NSW, 1988.
Landscape quarto; paperback; unpaginated (46pp.), with many colour illustrations. Mild wear; covers rubbed and edgeworn; spine sunned; some mild internal marks. Very good.
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$30
14586
Maltby, Peg
Peg's Fairy Book
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1975.
Quarto hardcover; orange boards with white centre board and spine titling, orange and white illustrated endpapers; unpaginated with full colour illustrations as well as monochrome line drawings. Minor wear; mild rubbing and wear to board edges and corners. Illustrated dustwrapper with wear to upper edges; some tiny tears and missing segments at head of spine panel and upper front corner; small tear at corner; very mild sunning to spine. Very good otherwise and wrapper now protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$75
98098
Marsden, John
The Dead of the Night
Pan Macmillan, Chippendale, 1994.
First Australian edition. Hardcover; octavo; black boards with white spine titling and red endpapers; 271pp. Minor wear; mildly toned text block edges with one or two spots on side edges; mild chipping to lower board corners. Near fine in like illustrated black dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$100
86341
Marsden, John
South of Darkness - signed copy
Pan Macmillan, Sydney NSW, 2014.
Octavo; hardcover, with endpaper maps; 376pp. Minor wear; signed in ink with an inscription to the half-title page; near fine in like dustwrapper.
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$28
92953
O'Harris, Pixie
Marmaduke the Possum
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1947.
Second edition: quarto; hardcover, with illustrated and titled upper board; 166pp., with a colour frontispiece, decorated title page and many monochrome illustrations. Re-backed: moderate wear; endpapers re-newed; boards rubbed with some mild moisture damage; text block and page edges heavily embrowned with some brittle chipping; some mild surface tears and moisture damage to the frontispiece; some pen marks to the title page. Lacks dustwrapper. Good. Preceded only by the 1942 first edition.
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$60
91933
O'Harris, Pixie
The Pixie O. Harris Fairy Book - signed copy Stories and Verse by Lynette Yardley, Gwen M. Cock, Eva Lawton, Pixie O. Harris
Rigby Ltd. Publishers, Adelaide SA, 1981.
Small folio; staple-sewn gatefold paperback, with gilt titling to the front cover and a tipped-on full-colour illustration; 63pp., with a tipped-in full-colour frontispiece, another plate likewise, two duotone illustrations and many other monochrome illustrations and decorations. Minor wear; signed in ink on the dedication page along with a previous owner's ink inscription. Dustwrapper is mildly edgeworn with some light rubbing and some faint spotting along the spine. Very good.
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$75
14556
O'Harris, Pixie
Was It Yesterday?
Rigby Ltd., Adelaide SA, 1983.
Quarto; hardcover; 119pp., with monochrome and colour illustrations. Minor wear; rubbed board corners; faint spotting to text block edges. Mild edgewear to dustwrapper; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Newspaper death notice and photographic photocopy laid in.
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$35
89291
Pearson, Margaret Mary
The Story of Australia
Australasian Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1946.
First Australian edition: landscape quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards and endpapers; 85pp., all hand-lettered, with many full-colour illustrations. Moderate wear; some minor offsetting to the endpapers; spine extremities softened; some minor edgewear to the boards; text block edges toned. Dustwrapper is well-rubbed and sunned; large chips missing from the spine panel extremities and the edges of the upper panel and flap-turns; some old tape stains; now backed by archival-quality paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$35
92407
Rentoul, Annie, & Rentoul Outhwaite, Ida (illus.)
The Lady of the Blue Beads
Angus & Robertson, North Ryde NSW, 1987.
Reprint: quarto; hardcover, with decorative endpapers; 89pp., with many colour & monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; board edges lightly scuffed; lightly toned text block edges; some rubbing to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper is well rubbed with light edgewear; a small tear along the hinge from the head of the spine panel; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$30
63575
Rentoul, Annie (Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, illus.)
The Lady of the Blue Beads
Angus & Robertson Publishers, North Ryde NSW, 1984.
First edition thus. Quarto; hardcover, with decorative endpapers; 89pp., with many colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; light spotting to the text block top edge. Dustwrapper sunned along the spine panel and the top of the front and back panels; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$35
11000
Saxby, H M
A History of Australian Children's Literature 1841-1941 & 1941-1970: Two volumes
Wentworth Books, Sydney NSW, 1969.
Two volumes. Hardcover, octavos; brown boards with silver gilt spine titling; 212pp & 316pp., monochrome plates & supplementary chapters in Volume 2 by Marjorie Cotton. Owner's name in each volume. Minor wear; offsetting to endpapers and half-title pages; lightly browned and spotted text block edges; rubbing to dustwrappers; edgewear and faded spine and front edges of first volume. Otherwise very good with wrappers now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Mr Saxby has systematically examined the complete range of fiction available to Australian children during the first hundred years of the nation's existence against the prevailing social and educational conditions and has determined the degree to which they met the defined needs and interests of children. It is the first comprehensive analysis of children's literature against a rigorous framework of human development conceived in terms of the more recent psychological findings of Maslow, Frank, Kaplan and others.
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$70
89290
Spowers, E.L.
Cuthbert and the Dogs
Digest Juvenile Productions, Melbourne Vic., nd.
Landscape quarto; hardcover, quarter-bound in illustrated boards; unpaginated (32pp.), with many full-colour and monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; corners bumped and frayed; a sticker ghost and some pencilling to the lower board; some colouring-in and pencilled marginalia; some internal marks and offsetting to the endpapers; a sympathetic professional repair to the middle pages. Very good.
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$1000
94186
Stow, Randolph (illus. Ralph Steadman)
Midnite
F W Cheshire, Melbourne, 1967.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; orange boards with gilt spine titling; 140pp with Steadman's monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; small mark on front board corner; lightly toned text block and page edges with spotting to upper edges. Rubbed illustrated dustwrapper wear and chipping to edges. Very good with wrapper now protected in archival film and white paper backing.
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$60
67804
Tan, Shaun
Tales from Outer Suburbia
Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest NSW, 2008.
Reprint: quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards and decorative endpapers; 96pp., with many colour illustrations. Minor wear. No dustwrapper as issued. Near fine.
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$24
63099
Traditional (Catherine H. Berndt, trans. & ed.; Djoki Yunupingu, illus.)
Land of the Rainbow Snake Aboriginal Children's Stories and Songs from Western Arnhem Land
Australian Children's Classics/John Ferguson Pty. Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1981.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, full leather with gilt spine titles on brown labels and tipped-on upper board decoration; 117pp., with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; boards a little rubbed; text block top edge dusted. No dustwrapper as issued. Very good.
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$17
47947
"W.A.C." (William Alexander Cawthorne)
Who Killed Cockatoo?
Casurina Press, Surrey Hills Vic., 1978.
Octavo; hardcover with illustrated boards; 25pp. [i-ivpp. + 1-19pp. + 2 Blank], with monochrome engravings. Mild wear; boards rubbed and marked; spine extremities softened; text block top edge spotted; offset to the endpapers. No dustwrapper as issued. Very good. Facsimile reprint of one of the earliest children's books written, printed and published in Australia.
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$50
200427
Wagner, Jenny & Karl Homes
Hannibal
Childerset, Melbourne, 1976.
First edition: quarto hardcover; illustrated boards; unpaginated with colour illustrations. Slight wear to board edges with tiny tear on front fore-edge; mild offsetting to pastedown. Very good. No dustwrapper.
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$30
92222
Wakefield, S.A. (Desmond Digby, illus.)
Gumbles on Guard
William Collins Publishers Pty. Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1978.
Second edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titles and upper board decoration; 88pp., with a full-colour frontispiece, three full-page illustrations likewise and many monochrome decorations. Mild wear; some scraping to the board edges and spine extremities; toning to the text block edges; previous owner's ink inscriptions and stamps to the front endpapers. Mild rubbing to the dustwrapper with some chips to the flap-turns; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine.
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$45
72493
Wakefield, S.A. (Julie Mac, illus.)
Captain Deadlight's Treasure - signed copy
Angus & Robertson, 1990.
Signed hardcover, octavo, 181pp., monochrome line drawings by Julie Mac. Blue board edges and corners lightly scraped and frayed; toned text block edges; dustwrapper chipped at corners and upper spine extremity. Very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$35
211546
Wall, Dorothy
Blinky Bill The Quaint Little Australian
Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney NSW, 1935.
Second printing: royal octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with illustrated upper board and bronze spine titles; 72pp., with a colour frontispiece, 13 monochrome plates and many illustrations likewise. Re-backed; boards rubbed and edgeworn with some marks; text block edges toned; mild offset to the endpapers; light scattered foxing throughout, mainly to the preliminaries. No dustwrapper. Very good.
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$100
67598
White, Osmar (Jeff Hook, illus.)
The Super-Roo of Mungalongaloo
Wren Publishing Pty. Ltd., Melbourne Vic., 1973.
First edition: quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards; unpaginated (76pp.), with many colour and monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; boards a little rubbed and edgeworn; spine extremities bruised; text block and page edges toned; mild offset to the endpapers; previous owner's ink inscription (obscured with black marker) to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn with some light creasing; a tear to the front panel from the top edge, now professionally repaired using archival materials. Very good.
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$30
59525
Wrightson, Patricia
Balyet
Century Hutchinson Australia Pty. Ltd., Surry Hills NSW, 1989.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with illustrated boards; 102pp. Mild wear; boards rubbed; spine extremities softened; corners of the lower board bumped; text block edges toned with some spotting; previous owner's name in ink to the flyleaf; faint offset to the endpapers. No dustwrapper. Very good.
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$17
62294
Wrightson, Patricia
The Feather Star
Hutchinson, London, 1962.
First edition. Hardcover, octavo; red boards with gilt spine titling; 180pp., monochrome illustrations by Noela Young. Offsetting and foxing to endpapers and early pages; toned and spotted text block edges; tiny missing segments on head of spine panel and corners with a few scrapes on spine panel and edges. Otherwise very good and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film with white paper backing.
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$22
30753
Wrightson, Patricia
A Little Fear
Hutchinson, Hawthorn, 1983.
First edition. Octavo hardcover; blue boards with silver gilt spine titling; 110pp. Few small stains, offsetting to endpapers with some occasional mild scattered spotting thereafter; toned and spotted text block; front board slightly fanned. Blue illustrated dustwrapper with some wear and scraping at spine panel extremities, chipping at corners. Good. Wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film with white paper backing.
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$15