202156
[ARIA, George].

THE "ARIA" KIDS. From the Comic Kids Series by "Aria" Appearing in The Australian Women's Mirror.
Sydney, The Bulletin Newspaper Co., n.d. [1934]. 24pp. 4to. Original pictorial wrappers, some chipping, sellotape repair to backstrip. Black adn white illustrations. Central leaves loosened. Otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. cf. Muir 205 [ suggesting the same pagination, but different content ]. Click here to order
$175

215375
BAKER, G. Maxwell.

HOW THE BUNNIES GOT TO AUSTRALIA
Melbourne, Alpha Printing, [1944]. 4to., 58p. Colour and b/w illustrations. Slight wear to corners, a very good copy. First edition. Signed and dated 1944 by the author. From the JB Prentice Collection - with bookplate. Click here to order
$50

147728
CAMPBELL, Helen.

AN AUSTRALIAN CHILDHOOD.
London, Blackie and Son, nd.[c.1905]. 96pp. 8vo. Original decorated cloth, lightly edgeworn, slight sunning to backstrip.Black and white frontispiece. Presentation bookplate, booksellers sticker and stamp to ffe. A very good copy.
Muir 1285. Previously issued under the name Ellen Campbell.. Muir suggests a date of c. 1920, but the prize label here is dated 1908. Click here to order
$30

215323
COOK, Hume.

AUSTRALIAN FAIRY TALES. With Illustrations by Christian Yandell.
Melbourne, J. Howlett-Ross, nd. [1925]. 140pp. 4to. Original cloth in rare but defective dustwrapper, . Offsetting to endpapers, foxing to early pages. Colour frontis and colour & b/w illustrations. A very good copy.
Muir 1767. First edition. Click here to order
$375

215365
COOK and BOUGAINVILLE For Children.

Le Bougainville de la jeunesse, ou Nouvel abregé des voyages dans l'Amérique. Contenant la description des moeurs et coutumes des peuples de ce continent extraits des voyages de Bougainville, Cook, etc.
Paris, D. Belin, Fourth edition, 1834. 328 pp. + 2 engraved plates. With engraved frontispiece and title. Contemporary full calf, backstrip gilt with contrasting title-piece, marbled edges and end-papers. The full-page plates hand-coloured. An excellent copy.
An attractive story of exploration for children. Click here to order
$550

11343
DURACK, Mary and Elizabeth.

CHUNUMA.
Sydney, The Bulletin, 1936. 160pp. Sm 4to. Original decorated boards, B/w sketches. An unusually nice copy.
First edition. A series of naively written and charmingly illustrated sketches concerning aboriginal life in Western Australia suitable, if not intended, for children. Click here to order
$60

215317
EMERSON, E.S.

SANTA CLAUS AND A SUN-DIAL. An Australian Christmas Fantasy.
Melbourne, Robertson & Co., nd.[1909] [viii]+88pp. Original decorated cloth somewhat flecked, as usual, some browning to free endpapers. A very good copy of this scarce edition.
First edition. Illustrations and decorations throughout by Percy Lindsay. Muir 2316. Click here to order
$140

200574
GAZE, Harold.

COPPERTOP. The Queer Adventure of a Quaint Child.
Melbourne, Melbourne Publishing Company n.d. [c.1919]. 153pp. 8vo. Original boards with pictorial inlay, colour frontispiece and plates. Black and white illustrations. Pale foxing to endpapers. A very good copy indeed.
First edition. Muir 2702. Click here to order
$125

139321
GIBBS, May.

SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE. Their Adventures Wonderful.
Sydney, Angus & Robertson [c.1920]. 88pp. 4to. Original cloth backed, pictorial boards, gutter split, in dustwrapper ( 25th thousand) torn on backstrip, neat tape repair to backstrip. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece and monochrome plates. Offsetting to endpapers, short tear to rfe and ink inscription on verso of ffe. A very good copy.
Muir 2744. " For young eyes - blue, eyes, brown eyes - and all hearts that will never grow old. Full of pictures of funny bush things and - well, just look inside and see! " Issued after 1919 when the printer changed address to 88 Pitt Street , Sydney. Click here to order
$475

215318
HIGGINS, Kathleen.

BETTY IN BUSHLAND. Illustrated by Pixie O'Harris and E.A. King.
Sydney, Angus & Robertson 1938. [x]+118pp. Small 4to. Black and white illustrations. Original papered boards. A very good, bright copy. First edition, Muir 3496.Click here to order
$45

23942
LINDSAY Norman.

THE FLYAWAY HIGHWAY.
Sydney, Angus & Robertson 1936. [4]+120pp. Original orange papered pictorial boards, Black & white illustrations by Norman Lindsay, some scattered foxing, but a very good bright copy.
First edition and decidedly scarce. Click here to order
$250

124572
LISTER, Gladys.

LEAFY AND PRINCE BRUMBY. Illustrated by Joyce Abbott.
Sydney, Dawfox Productions [1944]. [32]pp. Small 4to. Original cloth-backed, paper covered pictorial boards. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. A very good copy.
First edition. Scarce. Click here to order
$60

208398
MALTBY, Peg.

BEN AND BELLA DOWN ON THE FARM.
Melbourne, Murfett n.d. [c.1950.] c.16pp. Folio. Original pictorial wrappers, light wear at extremities, 8 full-page colour plates, black & white illustrations. A very good copy.
Muir, 4753. First edition Click here to order
$50

215324
MALTBY, Peg.

PEG'S FAIRY BOOK.
Melbourne, Grosser n.d. [1961]. n.p. [c.60pp]. 4to. Original clothbacked papered boards, illustrated, gilt titles, in chipped and defective dustwrapper,. Bright colour plates, b/w illustrations.ight offsetting to endpapers, but internally very good indeed.
Muir 4746 [1961]. The dustwrapper,though defective, has insured that the book itself is a fine copy. Click here to order
$120

132655
MASS, Nuri.

THE LITTLE GRAMMAR PEOPLE. Illustrated by Celeste Mass.
Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1942. 4to.x+106pp.. Colour frontis. and b/w illustrations throughout. Original decorated boards in dustwrapper, a couple of small tears on d/w that have been neatly repaired some light wear at extremities and some very light soiling, ffe missing, otherwise a very good copy.
First edition. Muir 4874. Click here to order
$150

129036
MASS, Nuri.

THE WIZARD OF JENOLAN. Drawings by Celeste Mass.
Sydney, Angus and Robertson 1946. 94pp. 4to. Original pictoial boards in dustwrapper. Colour frontispiece and plates, black and white illustrations. Light foxing on upper edge. Dustwrapper is defective at backstrip and has undergone restoration. The pictorial boards are in bright excellent state. Overall, a very good copy.
First edition. From the Jeffrey Prentice collection with bookplate. Click here to order
$70

132798
O'HARRIS, Pixie.

PIXIE O'HARRIS' SONGS FOR CHILDREN. Special musical arrangements by Dorothy R. Mathlin. Sydney, D. Davis and Co., n.d. Lge. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers. Monochrome decorations. A very good copy. First edition. Muir 5494. Click here to order
$70

215320
OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul..

BLOSSOM. A Fairy Story.
London, A. & C. Black 1928. viii+96pp. 4to. Colour frontispeice and seven plates, black and white illustrations. Original blue cloth, backstrip over patterned boards withpictorial title onlay.. A genuinely fine copy and rare thus.
First edition. Muir 5604 Click here to order
$1000

215322
Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul.

Fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Ida Rentoul. Verses by Annie R. Rentoul, Stories by Grenbry Outhwaite and Annie R. Rentoul
Melbourne, Ramsay, 1926. Folio. ii+166pp, with 19 tipped-in colour plates, 32 tipped-in black and white plates and other illustrations. Pictorial endpapers. The original pale blue cloth a touch marked with minimal wear at head and foot of backstrip. An internally excellent copy with the plates and text in bright undamaged state.
Number 646 of 1000 copies. Unsigned in the secondary pale blue cloth. See Muir 5600 The first edition of Outhwaite's greatest work. There were later editions published in London and New York. Click here to order
$1950

215364
OUTHWAITE, Ida Rentoul [ cover art].

The Puddin' & the Pixie. And other songs . Words by Bronnie Taylor. Music by Ina Mornement.
Melbourne, Allen, 1949. Small 4to. 20pp. Original wrappers. Upper wrapper with vibrant Outhwaite illustration of a decidedly down-in-the-mouth pudding. A very good copy.
Sheet music. First edition. Muir 7265. Click here to order
$80

215319
PURSE, A.L.

The Isle Of Wirrawoo. An Australian Fairy Tale. Illustrated by Alan Wright and Anne Anderson.
London, Humphrey Milford, reprinted 1924. Small 4to. [160 x 115mm] 80 pp, coloured frontispiece, b&w illustrations, original pictorial boards, a near fine copy .
Signed and inscribed by the author to Mrs, the wife of the Australian novelist. A scarce Australian fairy tale. Muir 6176. Click here to order
$60

130870
RENTOUL, Annie R.

BUSH SONGS OF AUSTRALIA FOR YOUNG AND OLD. Music by Georgette Peterson. Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.
Melbourne, George Robertson n.d.[1910]. 36pp. Oblong 4to. Original illustrated wrappers, string bound, . B/w illustrations, musical scores. A very good copy.
Muir 6346 First edition. An unusually nice copy. Click here to order
$175

215321
RENTOUL, Annie R. and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

THE LITTLE GREEN ROAD TO FAIRYLAND.
London, A & C Black, 1922. viii+104pp. Small 4to. Frontispiece and 7 full-page colour plates and 8 b/w plates. Original blue cloth backstrip with rose-patterned papered boards and paper title label , name and bookplate on front endpapers, but still an exceptionally bright clean copy. Near fine.
First edition. Rare in this condition. Click here to order
$900

171009
TURNER, Ethel.

THE STORY OF A BABY. The Nautilus Series.
London, Ward Lock & Bowden 1896. Small 8vo. viii+160pp. Original olive cloth, gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. A few spots on edges otherwise an excellent copy. Click here to order
$120