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1. Aidmasta (1967). Sunny Stories: A Reader for Infant Schools (Books 1 to 3). Sydney: Aidmasta Productions. 24 + 32 + 31 pp. Each issue: Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), card covers, very good condition, colour drawings, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & rubbing. Australian children's readers, being the first 3 of 4 issued pamphlets. Book 1 features rhymes. Book 2 introduces double consonant blends. Book 3 has short stories. These small books would be great for children or adults who collect readers. (Estimated date, 1967, Trove catalogue.). Our Book No: 22060. $20 AUD.

2. Aldous, Allan; Mackinlay, Miguel (illustrator) (1945). McGowan Goes to Sea (1st ed). London: Oxford University Press. 154 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, colour frontispiece, light foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (rear cover soiled, chipped, flap clipped), minimal foxing endpapers & reverse side frontispiece, edges lightly toned, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This collectible story for young adults is about a young journalist named Garry McGowan who travels around the world reporting on sporting events for a London newspaper. Follow his many adventures when he travels to Sydney to cover an ocean race from Sydney to Honolulu. Our Book No: 26392. $15 AUD.

3. Anonymous (1855). Wanted, A Wife: A Tale. London: John Henry and James Parker. 174 pp. Paperback small, good condition, black & white drawing frontispiece, illustrated green flexible cover (spine little faded, edges little frayed), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1855, Worldcat.) A scarce novel for children (nowadays, young adults), being no. 10 in a series of tales (22 titles are listed on the rear cover). Other series of books, many with a Christian emphasis, are listed on the endpapers. Our Book No: 16088. $100 AUD.

4. Anonymous (1887). Stories and Pictures for Little Troublesome. London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh. Unnum pp. Hardback very small, fair plus condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings (engravings), pages moderately foxed, minor edgewear, bookplate. A quaint little illustrated book of stories about Britain for boys and girls. (Estimated date. Bookplate is a gift certificate to David Lamont, from Rehoboth Primitive Methodist Sabbath School, Forest Lodge [Sydney inner west suburb], dated 10-7-1887.). Our Book No: 3628. $15 AUD.

5. B, A. A.; Helumac; Glazier, Louise M. (illustrator) (1899). Australian Wonderland: A Fairy Chain. London, New York & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 75 + 4 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, fair condition cover (internally good), original illustrated grey cloth cover (marked), black endpapers, black & white drawings (some full-page), spine ends chipped, some foxing many pages, edgewear (shows boards at corners), written & dated dedication half-title page. An illustrated Australian children's fairy tale. Muir 383. Picture of child riding an emu on front cover. It all started when Charlie Brendon was walking from Castlemaine to Muckleford, and while resting met some gnomes. Thus begins his adventures with bush animals, and including an underwater interview with Neptune. Our Book No: 16165. $250 AUD.

6. Barker, Cecely Mary (2003). My Garden of Flower Fairies (Reprint ed). London: Frederick Warne. 45 pp. Hardback large wide quarto, dustjacket, pictorial boards, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket. Cicely Mary Barker is the original author and illustrator of the Flower Fairies books which were first published in 1923. This beautiful reproduction has all the drawings and text of the original book. The books have become classics of children's literature, and will delight young and young-at-heart. ISBN: 0723249261. Our Book No: 25890. $15 AUD.

7. Barker, House of (1941). A Surprise for Shirley [Joy Series, no. 7]. Melbourne: House of Barker. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback large quarto, pictorial card covers (staples lightly rusted), good condition, black & white & single-colour drawings, covers creased, pages toned, small tears spine ends repaired, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1941 (Trove catalogue). Children's picture book about a six-year-old girl named Shirley who asked many questions, but did not find the answers until she was visited by a fairy in her dreams. A delightful old story, the drawings are wonderful and will bring real joy to children and adults alike. Our Book No: 22037. $15 AUD.

8. Barnard, Marjorie (1943). The Persimmon Tree and Other Stories. Sydney: Clarendon Publishing Company. 160 pp. Hardback small, jacket missing, thick board cover, very good condition, endpapers little toned, spine little worn, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1943, Trove catalogue.) A collection of 17 short stories for young adults, the third being "The Persimmon Tree". Her only collection of short stories, previously published in Australian magazines. Our Book No: 14374A. $20 AUD.

9. Baume, Y. S. (1942). A Picture Book of Grammar. London: Frederick Warne. Unnum 38 pp. Hardback oblong, green paper-covered boards, red cloth spine, black & red text, black & white drawings, fair plus condition, inside covers lightly toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minimal foxing rear cover, staples rusted, central page little loose (at staples), tiny scuff title page, cloth spine lightly rubbed & faded, rear board lightly warped, bookshop sticker inside front cover. (Estimated date, 1942 or 1950 reprint, Worldcat.) A charming old grammar workbook with many nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, pronouns and prepositions. Our Book No: 26411. $15 AUD.

10. Beach, Charles A. (1881). The Way to Win, or, Afloat and Ashore, with Original Illustrations [Incident and Adventure Library]. London: Frederick Warne. 218 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, blue pictorial cover (gilt inlay), black & white drawings (plates, including frontispiece), edges faintly foxed, few pages toned, edgewear corners, spine ends, bookplate, owner's written & dated dedication. (Estimated date, 1881, Trove catalogue. Written dedication dated 1883.) Novel for young adults, written in the first person, about sea voyages to Australia, and his life in Australia (also travel to India and China noted.) Four illustrated plates. Bookplate of F. J. How. Charles Beach (1818 - 1883) wrote this boys book, which was silently edited by the better known writer Captain Thomas Mayne Read. Our Book No: 16603. $40 AUD.

11. Bedford, Eric (1944). Scum o' the Seas. Sydney: Currawong Press. 240 pp. Hardback small, jacket missing as common, good plus condition, board cover, red cloth spine, scuff marks, biro marks one page. (Estimated date, 1944, Trove catalogue. Muir 622.) A boys adventure story about a runaway apprentice, set in New South Wales of the1850s - Sydney Cove, the goldfields, and at sea. Our Book No: 15534. $10 AUD.

12. Bingham, Lorna (1946). Tuckonie on Tour (From the Golden Boomerang Serial). Sydney: Winn & Co. 40 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, card cover, full-page colour drawings, small black & white drawings, pages faintly toned as usual, rear cover torn & repaired at hinge, edgewear (mainly spine), reverse side cover scuffed & small card laid down (written & dated dedication). Children's story based on Aboriginal legends and customs, and also based on the popular 1940s radio serial "Search for The Golden Boomerang". Hoadley's Violet Crumble prize advert on rear cover. Our Book No: 16254. $25 AUD.

13. Bissett, Peggy; Drew, Anne (illustrator) (1947). Amber Mae Goes to Kindergarten. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. Unnum 62 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial board cover (red cloth spine), fair plus condition, colour drawings (few black & white), boards soiled & foxed (little distorted, scribble impressions top edge front cover), spine little torn & repaired, small piece removed rear pastedown, front free flyleaf toned. (Estimated date, 1947, Trove catalogue.) Delightful illustrated children's short stories about Little Poppet and her charming cat Henry Don't. Stories include: Amber Mae Meets the Alphabet; The story of Agnes Who Never Cleaned Her Teeth; Amber Mae and Henry D. Go for a Walk. Our Book No: 14139. $15 AUD.

14. Black, Hermina (1961). Love for Francesca (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 223 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), edges faintly foxed, tiny scuff mark front free flyleaf, flap clipped jacket (tiny edge tears), bookshop sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. This collectible novel for young adults is set against the colourful background of the old city of Fez and the Moroccan Hills, where Francesca has gone as private nurse to Athalie Landis, the spoiled but loveable Anglo-American heiress. The tangled affairs of nurse and patient make this an intriguing and dangerous adventure which will have a romantic end. Our Book No: 23639. $15 AUD.

15. Blackie (1925). Blackie's Girls' Annual. London: Blackie & Son. 208 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial board cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), black & white plates, colour plates frontispiece, edgewear, edges lightly foxed, old price marks. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Estimated date: about 1925 (date of book mentioned on rear cover). Front cover picture shows a girl leading a horse. Frontispiece colour picture is girl on waterfront reading a book. The first story is "The Cat that Ruled a Village" (by M. E. Buckingham). The series of Blackie Girls Annuals were issued between 1922 and 1940. Our Book No: 9585. $30 AUD.

16. Blackie; Fairhurst, Allan et al. (1934). The Boys' Budget. London & Glasgow: Blackie & Son. 160 pp. Hardback thick wide octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial board cover, black & white drawings (including frontispiece) & plates, endpapers & edges lightly foxed, corners lightly bumped & frayed, minor edgewear. (Estimated date: 1934, similar title, British Library catalogue.) An annual of fiction stories for young adults. Front cover picture shows four schoolboys in blue blazers in two rows one above the other. The first story is "The Wolf's Last Stand" (by Allan Fairhurst). Our Book No: 10740. $20 AUD.

17. Boomerang, Golden (1942). The Further Adventures of Tuckonie and Peggy (From the Golden Boomerang Serial). Sydney: Winn & Co. 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, good condition, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, no title page as issued, folding board game & counter cards centre pages, front cover very scratched & little stained, spine repaired (narrow black cloth binding), some patchy foxing, edgewear, copy 1. (Estimated date, 1942, Trove catalogue. Muir 696.) Includes board game (pages 16A & 16B, foxed reverse side, edgewear) and spinner & counters (page 16C, rarely found). Children's story based on Aboriginal legends and customs, and also based on the popular 1940s radio serial "Search for The Golden Boomerang". Hoadley's Violet Crumble prize advert on rear cover. Our Book No: 16264. $60 AUD.

18. Boomerang, Golden (1942). The Further Adventures of Tuckonie and Peggy (From the Golden Boomerang Serial). Sydney: Winn & Co. 32 pp. Paperback large quarto, good condition, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, no title page as issued, folding board game & counter cards centre pages, cover corners very frayed & repaired (front cover little creased, rear cover stained at base), spine repaired (narrow black cloth spine), patchy foxing, edgewear, copy 2. (Estimated date, 1942, Trove catalogue. Muir 696) Includes board game (pages 16A & 16B, toned & foxed reverse side, edgewear) and spinner & counters (page 16C, in facsimile). Children's story based on Aboriginal legends and customs, and also based on the popular 1940s radio serial "Search for The Golden Boomerang". Hoadley's Violet Crumble prize advert on rear cover. Our Book No: 16264A. $60 AUD.

19. Brewster, Agnes A.; Le Plastrier, Constance M.; Hamilton, A. G. (introduction) (1930). Botany for Australian Students (4th ed). Sydney: Dymock's Book Arcade. 464 pp. Hardback small, green cloth cover, very good condition, minor foxing edges, pages lightly toned, cloth cover little flecked, minor edgewear, owner's written name & details. Fourth edition. A popular botany school textbook for Australian students. Brewster is a former science mistress, Sydney. Le Plastrier is a former teacher of botany, Sydney. Our Book No: 15945. $20 AUD.

20. Briand, Pierre Cesar (1834). Aventures d'un Jeune Naufrage, ou Voyages d'un Petit Negre a Recherche de Son Maitre. Paris: Librarie Enfantine et Juvenile de Pierre Maumus. 285 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, original brown leather cover (spine decoration & label), marbled endpapers & edges, black & white engravings (frontispiece, title page & two internal pages), minor edgewear, string bookmark, dated prize bookplate, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). Our Book No: 16845. $200 AUD.

21. Bridges, T. C.; Mills, Reginald (illustrator) (1933). The Motor-Car Mystery [Warne's Pearl Library]. London: Frederick Warne. 90 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover (little marked), fair plus condition, colour drawing frontispiece, spine re-glued (edgewear), spine ends chipped, corners bumped, pages & edges lightly toned, edgewear, spine sticker, old price marks. (Estimated date, 1933, Worldcat.) Novel for young adults. Our Book No: 15047. $12 AUD.

22. Bruce, Dorita Fairlie; Lambe, Patricia M. (illustrator) (1953). The Debatable Mound (1st ed) [Oxford Books for Girls]. London: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press. 232 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), drawings (including frontispiece), edge tears repaired jacket (flap unclipped, large scuff top front cover, minor edgewear), endpapers & edges lightly toned & foxed, old price marks, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Collectible young adults novel in which Professor Crawford and his family move to a new home in Scotland. They find an ancient serpent mound on the boundary with his neighbour, the irascible Admiral Majendie. When the Prof. and his children Keith and Cubby start digging in the mound problems arise. Our Book No: 14260. $60 AUD.

23. Bruce, Mary Grant; Macfarlane, J. (illustrator) (1926). Timothy in Bushland (Reprint ed). London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock. 239 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, green cloth cover (embossed, black lettering, rear cover flecked, spine little faded), new endpapers, black & white plates, few page corners creased, edges lightly foxed & toned (plus few patches internally), minor edgewear, annotated (biro scribble two rear pages). A scarce collectible novel for young adults. (Originally published 1912, this is the undated 1926 reprint.) Based on a series of tales originally written for "The Leader". Records the adventures of Timothy, a poor child, and his conversations with the animals of the Australian bush, including the mythical bunyip. Burnet 4.2 variant: this copy has "The Tower Rooms" as last book on front booklist, published in London & Melbourne, and printed by Butler & Tanner. There are 6 plates by J. Macfarlane (p. 48, 80, 96, 112, 208, 224). However there is no frontispiece plate, and no adverts at rear. Our Book No: 15243. $80 AUD.

24. Bruce, Mary Grant (1955). Golden Fiddles (Reprint ed). London: Ward Lock & Co. 256 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), frontispiece drawing, minor foxing top edge, minor edgewear jacket, small rubber stamp, owner's written name (small). Novel for young adults (not in the Billabong series). The Balfours and their four children are a very poor family, living on a hill farm in Gippsland, Australia. When Mrs Balfour is left 80,000 pounds by an uncle, they can hardly believe their good fortune. (Estimated date, 1955. Burnet 25.4. Number 546 on verso title page, 900/1500 on front flap. Billabong Riders is last book mentioned on rear flap.). Our Book No: 15780. $40 AUD.

25. Bruce, Mary Grant (1958). Norah of Billabong (Reprint ed). London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 224 pp. Hardback dustjacket, red cloth cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white frontispiece, flap clipped jacket, top edge lightly foxed, old price marks, owner's written name on front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Third book in the popular Billabong series. Norah Linton is joyfully reunited with her family after an absence of two years attending school. Many exciting and engrossing incidents await her. (Estimated date, 1958. Burnet 5.11. Frontispiece signed by W. Spence. Numbered 236 on jacket spine. Printed by Wyman & Sons. Cover picture: Norah on white horse chasing a bull.). Our Book No: 21035. $30 AUD.

26. Buller-Murphy, Deborah; Durack, Elizabeth (illustrator) (1958). An Attempt to Eat the Moon and Other Stories: Recounted from the Aborigines (1st ed). Melbourne: Georgian House. 49 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, pictorial boards, illustrated end papers, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), single-colour (grey & sepia) drawings, edge tears repaired jacket (reverse side toned, minor marking), minimal foxing endpapers. The 15 Australian Aboriginal legends in this book come from the now extinct Dordenup tribe of south-western Australia, among the remnants of whom the author spent her girlhood. The drawings capture the spirit of the legends and greatly enliven the narrative. [A previous customer reminds us that this Aboriginal community is not actually extinct.]. Our Book No: 25743. $30 AUD.

27. Bunce, Wendy (1985). Gilly the Galah. Moree, NSW: Wendy Bunce / Moree Champion (printer). Unnum 9 pp. Paperback oblong small quarto, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, rear cover corner tip lightly creased, owner's written name. (Estimated date, 1980s, Trove NLA catalogue.) A rare colourful Australian children's picture story about a galah that could not talk. Our Book No: 12981. $40 AUD.

28. Butler, Nina; Asseln, Roberta (illustrator) (1939). Billy in Search of a Tail. London: George G. Harrap. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, good condition, pictorial boards, tan cloth spine, colour & black & white drawings, minor foxing & rubbing edges, pages lightly toned, minimal foxing inside covers & few pages, flyleaf lightly marked, cover corners little worn & bumped, boards little bent, minor edgewear, minimal biro marks inside cover. This charming children's picture story is about a very unhappy cat who wants to find a tail. Billy is a Manx and can't understand why he has no tail. He is happy to find that he is a very special cat who was born without his tail. The bright drawings will appeal to all ages. Our Book No: 28438. $20 AUD.

29. Caldecott, Randolph (1988). Come Lasses and Lads (Reissue ed) [Randolph Caldecott Series]. Poole, Dorset: New Orchard Editions. 22 pp. Hardback oblong, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour & black & white drawings, faint foxing pastedowns. A delightful picture and verse book suitable for all ages, originally published in 1884 (written & illustrated by Caldecott). This new presentation re-creates the original book to charm a new, young audience. ISBN: 1850791104. Our Book No: 22146. $10 AUD.

30. Carey, Dean (1995). Master Class: The Actor's Audition Manual: Volume 2: Men (1st ed) [Currency Audition Series]. Sydney, Paddington: Currency Press. 229 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, small mark top edge, minor edgewear. This book is a unique handbook for actors, student actors and teachers. ISBN: 0868194255. Our Book No: 25358. $13 AUD.

31. Clarke, Dorothy; Studio, McAdam J. & J. (decorations) (1966). The Tale of Terrigal-Bill the Lizard. City Not Stated: Watkins & Murphy Pty Ltd (Printer). 46 pp. Paperback oblong, good condition, colour drawings, staples rusted, edges lightly foxed, edges & pages faintly toned, minor insect damage covers & few internal pages, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1966, Auslit catalogue.) A self-published children's picture story by Australian author, about a small lizard named Terrigal Bill. The story would interest older children, and the charming drawings would delight any age. Terrigal-Bill's family story is explained inside the back cover. Bill belongs to a large tribe of lizards called "Skinks". This wonderful book would enhance any book collection. The drawings bring the story to life. Our Book No: 28731. $80 AUD.

32. Clarke, Mollie (1946). The Four Cats [Little Things Series]. [Sydney]: [Ayres & James]. Unnum 14 pp. Paperback small quarto, pictorial coloured card covers, stapled (staples rusted), fair plus condition, colour drawings, small tear across spine & pages, covers & pages toned as usual, edgewear (small edge tears & corner creases), old price mark front cover. (Estimated date, 1946, Trove catalogue.) A delightful collectible book for children of all ages. The bright colourful drawings and simple text will appeal especially to very young children. Our Book No: 21656. $10 AUD.

33. Cole, E. W. (1948). Cole's Great Girls' Book. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 192 pp. Hardback small quarto, jacket missing, very good condition, drawings (some full-page), pages lightly toned as usual, rubbed spot top corner front cover, minimal foxing, edgewear corners (shows boards). (Estimated date, 1948, Trove catalogue.) An anthology of short stories for young adults, published by E. W. Cole, the iconic Melbourne bookseller who produced the famous Funny Picture Books. Our Book No: 16323. $25 AUD.

34. Cole, E. W.; Cole, Turnley (additions) (1980). Cole's Funny Picture Book No 2 (71st (Surprise), reprint ed). Melbourne: Cole Publications. 197 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover rainbow pattern, many black & white drawings & cartoons, colour drawings first few pages, edges faintly foxed, minor edgewear. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults, originally published in 1909. This is a reprint of the 1977 Surprise edition, which was later reprinted again by Angus & Robertson. ISBN: 0909900035. Our Book No: 3840. $30 AUD.

35. Cole, Ida J. L. (1949). Koo the Kookaburra (Reprint ed) [Whitcombe's Story Books. no 360]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), good plus condition, black & white drawings, small cover defect (during manufacture), front cover corner creased, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1949 (G3046, reprint of 1941 edition). No 360 in the Whitcombe's Story Books series. Australian nature story for children and young adults. Anthony Horderns' sticker (Sydney department store) on front cover. Our Book No: 8967. $10 AUD.

36. Cole, Professor (E. W.) (1987). Cole's Funny Picture Book (The Family Amuser) (Surprise A. & R. ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson / Cole Publications. 200 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, many black & white drawings & cartoons, colour plates, reverse side jacket lightly foxed (base rear cover little faded & foxed), minor edgewear. Heavy. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults. This is the first picture book, originally published in 1879, but this new Angus & Robertson Surprise edition contains 12 additional colour plates. ISBN: 0207156735. Our Book No: 3827. $25 AUD.

37. Collingwood, Harry; Overend, W. H. (illustrator) (1889). The Missing Merchantman. London: Blackie & Son. 352 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, red cloth covers (pictorial front cover, gilt spine lettering, small faded patches), drawings (including frontispiece), new grey endpapers, edges toned, some pages little foxed, edgewear, owner's written name & details. (Estimated date, 1889, Muir 8348. First edition.) Maritime adventure novel for young adults, including a treasure island, shipwreck, a handsome hero and a winsome heroine. The action takes place partly aboard an Australian clipper, and also at sea between the Celebes, New Guinea and Australia. With six full-page illustrations by W. H. Overend. Pictorial cover pattern includes sea-level yellow sun & grey lettering. Plus 32-page Blackie catalogue at rear. Harry Collingwood was the penname of civil engineer William Lancaster (1851 - 1922) who wrote many juvenile maritime novels. Our Book No: 16597. $60 AUD.

38. Collingwood, Harry; Piffard, Harold (illustrator) (1915). Dick Leslie's Luck: A Story of Shipwreck and Adventure. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). 384 pp. Hardback small thick octavo, good condition, pictorial cloth cover, four colour plates (including frontispiece, loose), rear hinge split (pages firm), pages lightly toned, edges foxed, edgewear (spine frayed, corners bumped), bookplate. (Estimated date, 1910s, bookplate dated 1920.) School prize bookplate, Leslie Hunt, Christ Church Sunday School, Luton. Our Book No: 16614. $80 AUD.

39. Coombes, A. J. (1930). Notes on Coleridge's Ancient Mariner. Sydney: George B. Phillip & Son. 32 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, staples rusted, minor edgewear, top corner tips little creased covers, pages lightly toned, rubber stamps (including cover), slight loss spine ends, minor foxing edges & few pages. This little booklet is an analysis of Coleridge's poem with a thought to the Intermediate Examination in mind. The author of this booklet hopes to impart a better understanding of the poem, so students can be prepared for the exam. Our Book No: 27496. $10 AUD.

40. Coulson, W. A. (1939). Philip's Home Study Series: Mathematics: Fifth Class. Sydney: George B. Phillip & Son. 46 pp. Paperback, blue card cover, very good condition, minor edgewear (mainly spine ends), few small marks fore-edge, few page corner tips folded, owner's written names (one crossed out). Fifth Class: Part I: First Term only. Published to the requirements of the NSW Department of Education syllabus. Our Book No: 14663. $30 AUD.

41. Cousins, Arthur (1933). The Northern Rivers of New South Wales [N.S.W.] [Australian Local & Regional Histories]. Sydney: Shakespeare Head. 108 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, black & white text-photos, frontispiece map, corner rear cover creased, covered staples rusted, covers little foxed & toned, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. An excellent history and description, for school students, of the north coastal region of New South Wales, centred on the Clarence River and the town of Grafton. Our Book No: 16827. $30 AUD.

42. Cummings, Ray (1946). The Shadow Girl. London: Gerald G. Swan. 186 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edge tears jacket (faintly marked & toned), minor edgewear, owner's written name & date stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Science fiction novel for young adults, originally published in Argosy, 1929. A mysterious time machine from the future appears and it has a beautiful girl from the future, willing to help from two young scientists with their experiments. A blend of science fiction and romance. Listed by Bleiler. Our Book No: 3780. $25 AUD.

43. Cusack, Dymphna; Slater-Wigg, Matt (illustrator) (1945). Kanga-Bee and Kanga-Bo. Sydney: Botany House. 55 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, card cover, stapled, black & white drawings (some full-page), lower corner tip front cover removed, spine worn, pages lightly toned, minor creasing & edgewear & edge tears. A children's picture story based on Aboriginal folklore about Mother Murrumbidgee (a long river in New South Wales). ISBN: 0850791626. Our Book No: 16299. $30 AUD.

44. Dale, Darley (1885). Wild Marsh-Marigolds. London: Blackie & Son. 63 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, blue cloth pictorial cover, very good condition, colour frontispiece, endpapers toned, cover corners lightly bumped. Estimated date: 1885 (British Library catalogue). Novel for young adults. Darley Dale is a pen-name for Francesca Maria Steele. The decorative heritage cover shows a girl clutching an umbrella and a dog. Our Book No: 10908. $10 AUD.

45. de Goy, Andre (1852). Aventures Sur Mer et Sur Terre [Adventures]. Paris: Alphonse Desesserts. 344 pp. Hardback large octavo, very good condition, original embossed black cloth cover (spine gilt), sepia (brown-coloured) plates (engravings), frontispiece sepia engraving (with tissue guard), new endpapers, all edges gilt, some foxing (mainly endpapers & adjacent to plates), some edgewear (mostly spine), string bookmark. Heavy. (Estimated date, 1852, Trove catalogue.) Contains two stories: I. La Famille Laurencay. II. Histoire d'un Chercheur d'or en Australie. This scarce book has special significance as the second story is probably the first account of the Australian goldfields in fiction. The first story tells the adventures of the Laurencay family en route to Australia where they intend to settle on a property acquired by Monsieur Laurencay on a previous visit. Not in Ferguson. Muir 2912 (children's book). All 8 plates including frontispiece present. Our Book No: 16516. $200 AUD.

46. de Magalhaes, A. Leite; Viegas, A. Alves (1922). ABC das Escolas (Primeiro e Segundo Livro de Leitura e Escrita) [Ensino Primario Oficial]. Lisboa: Casa Portuguesa. 80 pp. Hardback very small, thick board covers, very good condition, colour & black & white drawings, covers little scuffed & soiled, edgewear. Little Portuguese-language school textbook approved for use in Nova Goa, India Portuguesa, ie, Portuguese India. Our Book No: 15174. $30 AUD.

47. Disney, Walt; Memling, Carl (adaptor); Crawford, Mel (illustrator) (1966). Walt Disney Presents the Ugly Dachshund: Adapted by Carl Memling from the Motion Picture "The Ugly Dachshund" (Reprint ed). New York: Golden Press. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback folio, very good condition, pictorial cover, many colour drawings, some edgewear corners, small sticker rear pastedown. A wonderful children's picture story about a Great Dane who thinks he is a Dachshund. A big golden book that will appeal to any age. Our Book No: 22549. $15 AUD.

48. Dixon, Franklin W.; Rogers, Walter S. (illustrator) (1928). Across the Pacific, or Ted Scott's Hop to Australia (1st ed) [Ted Scott Flying Stories]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 216 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white frontispiece drawing, edges faintly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition (this book is the last title listed in this series on jacket flap). A series for young adults created during the era of Lindbergh, Byrd and other "heroes of the skies." The author, Franklin W Dixon, is better known for "The Hardy Boys" series. (Reverse side of wrapper contains a list of G&D publications for boys and girls.). Our Book No: 14933. $60 AUD.

49. Dore Boylston, Helen (1954). Sue Barton: Visiting Nurse (Reprint ed) [Sue Barton series]. London: John Lane / Bodley Head. 238 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, faint foxing pastedowns & endpapers, boards & spine slightly faded, jacket edge tears (reverse side lightly foxed, flap clipped), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This is the third novel in the Sue Barton series for young adults. In this book Sue and her friend Kit are joining the Visiting Nurse Service of a large settlement in New York. Our Book No: 23737. $15 AUD.

50. Dore Boylston, Helen (1954). Sue Barton: Neighbourhood Nurse (Reprint ed) [Sue Barton Series]. London: John Lane / Bodley Head. 207 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, faint foxing endpapers, small edge tears jacket (reverse side lightly foxed, flap clipped). This is the sixth novel in the Sue Barton series for young adults. In this book Sue and her husband Dr. Bill have three children, and Sue wonders if her training is wasted. Our Book No: 26503. $15 AUD.

51. Downing, Brownie; Mansfield, John (1969). Tinka and His Friends (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Thomas Nelson Australia. 46 pp. Hardback quarto, no dustjacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, top corner tip rear cover little scuffed, tiny dent bottom edge covers, base spine little bumped, spine title little faded, faint rubber stamp flyleaf. A children's picture book about how an Aboriginal boy named Tinka made many friends in the bush. A bellbird tells folk stories to a kookaburra. The story would suit older children or adults who love children's stories. The very colourful drawings would appeal to all ages. A delightful Australian story with charming illustrations that bring a smile to anyones face. Our Book No: 28724. $20 AUD.

52. Dunn, Dr Graeme; Foster, Kerri-Ann (illustrator) (1988). Benjamin Goes to the Dentist: An Introduction to the Dentist for Children and Parents (Reprint ed). Sydney: Golden Press. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings. A hard-to-get Australian children's picture story about visiting the dentist. Plus instructions for parents. ISBN: 0730205754. Our Book No: 10903. $15 AUD.

53. Durack, Mary; Durack, Elizabeth (illustrator) (1968). Kookanoo and the Kangaroo (Reprint ed). Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publications. 48 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, spine ends lightly rubbed, boards lightly foxed top edge, spine & covers little faded, tiny dent top edge rear cover, edges & pages lightly toned. This is the collectible children's picture story of an Aboriginal boy and his hunt for a wily kangaroo. A gentle cautionary tale for children of all ages. Our Book No: 27961. $30 AUD.

54. Edgar, Alfred; Critchlow, M. (illustrator) (1931). The Schoolboy Airmen [Warne's Pearl Library]. London: Frederick Warne. 90 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover (little marked), fair plus condition, colour drawing frontispiece, spine ends chipped, corners bumped, edges lightly foxed, edgewear, spine sticker, non-author written dedication. (Estimated date, 1931, Trove catalogue. Dedication date, 1942.) Novel for young adults. Our Book No: 15045. $12 AUD.

55. Education, Department of (1938). Domestic Science Handbook 1938. Melbourne: Department of Education of Victoria / Osboldstone. 128 pp. Hardback small, orange papered boards, good condition, drawings, tables, adverts, covers little faded & marked, pages & inside covers lightly toned, spine little faded (base spine little torn), top corner tip front cover creased, minor edgewear. This book was issued to the pupils of girls schools and domestic art centres by permission of the Department of Education of Victoria. The old adverts, recipes and hints are a fascinating reminder of a bygone era. (Stated date, 1938. There was also a similar edition without publication imprint for at least one other Australian state.). Our Book No: 25381. $20 AUD.

56. Edwards, George; Bingham, Miss (Lorna) (1943). The Lost Tribe (From the Golden Boomerang Serial). Sydney: Winn & Co. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, card covers, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, pages lightly toned as usual, corner creased single page, staples rusted, minor foxing edges, edgewear (particularly spine ends), owner's written name inside front cover. Collectible children's picture story. Adapted from the George Edwards radio serial, "The Search for the Golden Boomerang" by Lorna Bingham. Muir 697. Complete with all three colour plates. Our Book No: 16119A. $25 AUD.

57. Eliott, Lydia S. (1952). Little Teddy Bear (4th reprint ed). London: Collins. 80 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, pictorial cover (cloth spine), good plus condition (in poor dustjacket), colour text-photos (some full-page), black & white drawings, endpapers toned, flap clipped jacket (edgewear, edge tears repaired, some loss bottom edge), rubber bookshop stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Children's picture story of a koala park near Sydney, and its founder - Noel Burnet - and the little furry koalas. Edwards is secretary of the Koala Club of Australia. Our Book No: 13763. $15 AUD.

58. Ellsworth, E. E. (1961). Doctor Noreen (4th impression ed) [Crown Library, No 5]. London: Lutterworth Press. 120 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), frontispiece, scuff marks & slight loss front pastedown (label removed), minor foxing rear pastedown, light brown strip free flyleaves, tiny scuff mark front free flyleaf, little loss corners & spine ends jacket (small edge tears, light stains reverse side, flap clipped), presentation bookplate, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Classic novel for young adults. What does the wisp of smoke coming from the large house next door to their school mean? Share in the adventures of Doreen and her friend Sylvia as they find out. Our Book No: 23561. $12 AUD.

59. Everett, J. D. (Joseph David) (1887). Elementary Text-Book of Physics (4th ed) [Elementary Textbooks]. London: Blackie & Son. 316 pp. Hardback very small (16.8 x 11.4 cm), decorative dark brown cloth cover, dark green endpapers, good condition, figures (drawings), cover corners top corner covers worn & scuffed (particularly rear cover), edgewear corners & top spine, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, owner's written name & details. Estimated date 1887 (Trove catalogue). Scarce school textbook. Author is professor of natural philosophy, Queen's College, Belfast. Our Book No: 3247. $30 AUD.

60. Farjeon, B. L. (1872). Grif: A Story of Australian Life. New York: Harper & Brothers. 146 pp. Hardback octavo, modern black cloth binding (gilt spine lettering, new endpapers), good plus condition overall, pages & edges notably toned, some foxing few pages, some page corners creased (one page fully creased), minor edge tears & edge loss (few pages), small hole last several pages (no loss text). A scarce early edition of this classic work by the prolific Victorian-era novelist. He emigrated to Australian and New Zealand goldfields, where this work was originally published in Dunedin in 1868. A working class novel of 19th-century Melbourne. Our Book No: 15605. $100 AUD.

61. Ford, T. R. (1942). Exercises in Parsing and Analysis taken from Former Intermediate Examination Papers 1916 - 1941 Together with Complete Key. Sydney: The College Press. 31 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, minor edgewear, covers & page corners creased, pages lightly toned, tiny tears fore-edge front cover & few pages, fore-edges creased. (Estimated date, 1942) A little booklet published to aid in the understanding of language parsing and analysis. Our Book No: 27494. $10 AUD.

62. Forde, H. A. (1894). Across Two Seas: A New Zealand Tale (1st ed). London: Wells, Gardner, Darton, & Co. 188 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial green cloth cover, black & white plates, frontispiece plate (tissue guard), pages lightly toned, minor foxing (mainly page margins), corners bumped, edgewear corners, written & dated dedication. First edition. Novel for young adults set in New Zealnd. Cover drawing: young girl greets Maori warrior. (Written dedication is dated 1902. Contains all 11 internal plates, included in pagination. Publisher catalogue at rear, 4p.). Our Book No: 16656. $40 AUD.

63. Frankel, Tamara; Frankel, Simon (illustrator) (1947). The Weeping Pussy Willow (1st ed). Kenosha, WI: John Martin's House. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial boards, navy blue paper spine, good condition, colour drawings (few full-page), minor foxing few pages, slight loss base spine, minor edgewear, minor rubbing edges, edges lightly toned, minimal foxing inside covers, owner's written name inside cover. This charming children's picture story is about a very unhappy Pussy Willow tree. The blue-jay told him he should be weeping and have his branches hanging on the ground. He cheered up when the earthworm told him he is a Pussy Willow and meant to be happy and upstanding; it is the Weeping Willow that weeps. The bright drawings and easy-to-read text will appeal to all ages. Our Book No: 26130. $20 AUD.

64. Fullarton, Nan (1946). A Day in the Bush. Sydney: Invincible Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, stapled, good condition, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, edges & pages lightly toned, staples lightly rusted, spine little rubbed & worn, few creases rear cover, small sticker mark front cover, owner's written name inside front cover. (Estimated date, 1946, Trove catalogue.) A charming Australian children's picture book about a rabbits search for the monster he thinks is in his burrow. All the bush animals help him find the unknown creature that gave him a fright. The delightful drawings by the author make this an ideal story for any age. Our Book No: 26925. $15 AUD.

65. Gallico, Paul; Lonette, Reisie (illustrator) (1961). Ludmila: A Legend of Liechtenstein. London: Michael Joseph. 44 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (some full-page), flap clipped jacket, bookshop sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Raeco). First small hardback edition. A charming novella for young adults about a cow with great ambitions. She wishes to be the champion milk producer of the year, and lead the procession of herds down the mountainside in the age-old Liechtenstein harvest ceremony. Our Book No: 14529. $10 AUD.

66. Garside, Firth (1877). The Adventures of Tom Hanson, or Brave Endeavours Achieve Success. London: Samuel Tinsley. 233 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, original embossed pictorial green cloth cover (gilt lettering front cover & spine), all edges gilt, colour plates (one MISSING), brown endpapers (edges rubbed), frontispiece page MISSING (retains tissue guard), inner hinge repaired (brown archival tape), cover corners little bumped, corner creased several pages, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Novel for young adults, about life in England, and then travel by ship to Australia, working in Australia, and return to England. Written to demonstrate how to overcome pitfalls in life and ultimately to achieve success. (Not recorded by both Muir and O'Neill. Two plates missing - frontispiece and 1 of 12 internal plates, facing p160. Publisher catalogue at rear.). Our Book No: 16655. $80 AUD.

67. Gibbs, May (1988). Scotty in Gumnut Land [Gumnut Classics]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 106 pp. Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, few full-page colour drawings, minor edgewear & scuffing. Scotty the Scottish terrier meets Snugglepot, Cuddlepie and the other bush creatures in this little-known children's tale by May Gibbs. ISBN: 020715855X. Our Book No: 4158. $25 AUD.

68. Gibbs, May (1992). The Story of Little Obelia (Reprint ed) [Bluegum Classic]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 71 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear corners. This very special classic children's story tells about the adventures of Little Obelia and her friends Ragged Blossom & Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. This is the third book of "The Tales of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie". The illustrations will delight both young and young at heart. ISBN: 0207179069. Our Book No: 25792. $10 AUD.

69. Gibson Smyth, Bene; Lane, Alfred B. (editor) (1931). Ten Everyday Songs for Children [Imperial Edition 321: Plate B2037]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 24 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, card cover (rusted staples), pages toned, few tiny edge tears. (Copyright date, 1931.) Sheet music for ten children's tunes: Morning hymn - Song of the Frogs - Fairy time - On a pine trunk grey - The wind's message - All on a monday morning - In our old gum tree - The man in the moon - A year - Four leaved clover. Advert rear cover: Song Books for Children. Our Book No: 16513. $10 AUD.

70. Gittins, Anne (editor) (1954). Tales from the South Seas (Reprint ed). Suva: Government Press. 88 pp. Paperback wide trade, paper cover, stapled (stains adjacent cover), good plus condition, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned. A collection of 36 South Pacific legends, from various sources, rewritten for school children. Includes folk tales, many with animal themes, from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Rotuma, Cook Islands, New Hebrides, Solomon Islands and Ellice Islands. Our Book No: 13368. $15 AUD.

71. Grantham, Joy (1955). Puppet Plays with a Purpose [Play Time Series]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Dominie Publications. 23 pp. Paperback thin trade, card cover, stapled, illustrated cover, good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear (heavier toning at front from enclosure), spine ends & pages little creased, minor insect damage rear cover, light wear along spine, rubber stamp, owner's written name covers. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) The content of these plays and the shortness of the individual parts make them suitable for Infants School work. The puppet plays are: Puppet Making, Thoughtfulness, Carelessness, Healthfulness, Youthfulness, Playfulness, Greediness, Cheerfulness, and Happiness. The author has spent many years teaching in Infants Schools. Our Book No: 26544. $15 AUD.

72. Grantham, Joy (1955). Special Plays for Special days [Play Time Series]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Dominie Publications. 23 pp. Paperback thin trade, card cover (little loose at base), stapled, illustrated cover, good condition, minor edgewear & edge tears, pages lightly toned, some scattered creasing, minor foxing rear cover, slightly loose at base of staple, scuff mark front cover (sticker removal), rubber stamp, owner's written name front cover. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) The content of these plays and the shortness of the individual parts make them suitable for Infants School work. The plays celebrate Mother's Day, Empire Day, Health Week, Arbor Day, Wattle Day, and a Christmas Play. The author has spent many years teaching in Infants Schools. Our Book No: 26546. $15 AUD.

73. Grantham, Joy (1955). Let's "Play" Our Fairy Tales [Play Time Series]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Dominie Publications. 30 pp. Paperback thin trade, card cover, stapled, illustrated cover, good condition, minor edgewear, lightly toned, crease top spine rubbed, staples rusted, light wear along spine, minor foxing edges, light toning rear cover, rubber stamp, owner's written name front cover. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) The content of these plays and the shortness of the individual parts make them suitable for Infants School work. The fairy tales are: The Three Bears, Red Riding Hood, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Little Coal Truck, The Gingerbread Boy, Chicken Licken, The Tar Baby. The author has spent many years teaching in Infants Schools. Our Book No: 26547. $15 AUD.

74. Grantham, Joy (1960). Any Time is Play Time: Six Plays for Any Time or Place [Play Time Series]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Dominie Publications. 23 pp. Paperback thin trade, card cover, stapled, illustrated cover, good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, crease base spine covers & pages, staples rusted, minor foxing rear cover, light wear along spine, top spine rubbed, minor foxing edges, rubber stamp, owner's written name front cover. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) The content of these plays and the shortness of the individual parts make them suitable for Infants School work. The plays are: The Garden Walk, The Thrill of Autumn, The Little Reindeer, The Bird's Party, Farmyard Follies, and the Dance of the Notes. The author has spent many years teaching in Infants Schools. Our Book No: 26548. $15 AUD.

75. Grantham, Joy (1965). Playettes for Seven Favourite Nursery Rhymes [Play Time Series]. Sydney, Frenchs Forest: Dominie Publications. 23 pp. Paperback thin trade, card cover, stapled, illustrated cover, good condition, minor edgewear, lightly toned, minor foxing rear cover & edges, staples rusted, some insect damage rear cover, light wear along spine, rubber stamp, owner's written name front cover. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue.) The content of these playettes and the shortness of the individual parts make them suitable for Infants School work. The Nursery Rhymes are: Simple Simon, Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat, Three Blind Mice, Humpty Dumpty, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Little Miss Muffet, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. The author has spent many years teaching in Infants Schools. Our Book No: 26545. $15 AUD.

76. Greenaway, Kate (1974). Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes (Facsimile ed). City Not Stated: Grant Dahlstrom / Castle Press. 28 pp. Paperback trade, stiffened card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, colour drawings, minimal foxing, owner's written name. Originally published in London in 1881. A facsimile edition, dated 1974, reproduced from the copy in the Huntington Library. A small booklet of Kate Greenaway's wonderful children's illustrations and rhymes which will delight children of any age. Our Book No: 22280. $12 AUD.

77. Greenaway, Kate (1985). Marigold Garden: Pictures and Rhymes by Kate Greenaway (Facsimile ed). Sydney: View Productions. 60 pp. Hardback large quarto (28.0 x 22.2 cm), dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), glossy paper, colour & black & white drawings, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A scarce Australian facsimile edition of a classic book of Kate Greenaway's rhymes and artistic drawings. ISBN: 0908240929. Our Book No: 14966. $20 AUD.

78. Griffiths, Owen (1947). Dhidgerry Dhoo: A Tale Woven around Fact. Sydney: P. & S. Press. 60 pp. Paperback small, dustjacket (fixed to spine), card cover, very good condition, yapp edges (cover extends beyond page margins, small edge tears), autograph (author's extensive written dedication front free flyleaf). (Estimated date, 1947, Trove catalogue.) A folk story which tells of the good deeds done by Aborigines during 1942, when a Japanese invasion of northern Australia seemed imminent. They were widely employed as coastal pilots, bush-runners, scouts, trackers and plane-spotters. The author previously wrote "Darwin Drama". Our Book No: 14493. $20 AUD.

79. Guy, H.; Guy, C.; Paris, Alfred (illustrator) (1897). Le Roman d'un Petit Marin (2nd ed) [Bibliotheque des Ecoles et des Families]. Paris: Librarie Hachette et Cie. 272 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, original pictorial red cloth cover (spine ends chipped), black & white engravings, all edges gilt, some foxing (mainly near edges of some pages), blotchy patches rear cloth cover (small section board exposed), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Second edition. A children's maritime adventure set in Brittany [France], North Africa, India and Indo-China [Indochina]. Our Book No: 1851. $50 AUD.

80. Ham, Olive M. (1958). Nightingale Cottage (1st ed) [Snowdrop Series]. London: Pickering & Inglis. 64 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), colour frontispiece, pages lightly toned, front flyleaf little creased, small marks few pages, edges lightly foxed, award bookplate front free flyleaf, edges reverse side lightly foxed jacket (small loss spine ends, flap clipped), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. A charming story for young adults about a girl named Penny, living in Africa, but she has to return to England to be educated. It is a big change for her and she feels sad for a time, but she falls in love with Nightingale Cottage, which is to be her home for awhile. Penny learns so much about bees, their habits, their honeycombs and their business organisation. Penny also learns to care for a Golden Hampster. (Award bookplate is St Anne's Sunday School, 1958.). Our Book No: 23573. $16 AUD.

81. Hanfling, Brian (1997). The Blue Mosquito (1st ed). Auckland: Scholastic New Zealand. 160 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, reader crease front cover near spine, tiny bump bottom edge rear cover, top edge lightly toned, minor edgewear. Young adults novel about a chain of events set off by a small repair to the family piano. Set in New Zealand. ISBN: 1869433432. Our Book No: 28730. $12 AUD.

82. Harborne, Thomas (1939). Business Principles for Secondary Schools Part II (Second Year) (Reprint ed). Sydney: Shakespeare Head. 68 pp. Paperback, flexible covers, good condition, figures, tables, pages & edges lightly toned, cover edges lightly frayed, light foxing edges & few pages, covers & spine lightly faded & rubbed & marked, front cover corner & few pages little creased, minor edgewear, rubber stamps, owner's written names & dates flyleaf. A collectible Australian school textbook. The book covers: carriage of goods by land, carriage of goods by sea, the common carrier, money and banking, paper money, functions of a modern bank, cheques, letters of credit, guarantees, the card and loose-leaf systems, petty cash, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, agents. A great book to take you back to the 30s and revisit or learn how the education system worked then in comparison to now. Our Book No: 27657. $15 AUD.

83. Harrison, Lyn; Slim, Lady (foreword) (1961). Clippy is the Story of a Little Poodle Dog Living in London. Sydney: Oswald Ziegler Publications. 47 pp. Hardback square, no jacket, pictorial cover, good condition, black & white drawings, cover corners bumped, small scuff mark rear cover, base spine lightly worn, boards lightly marked, few small stains edges, inner hinge little split (pages firm), minor insect damage front cover, edges & pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written front free flyleaf). This charming story is told by Clippy, a poodle who found a home with the author and her husband. The drawings and the way Clippy explains his thoughts on any topic and situation he finds himself in are very amusing. Our Book No: 26102. $15 AUD.

84. Hart, E. Gertrude; Hart, Annie A.; Holgate, T. W. (illustrator) (1902). At the Bend of the Creek: A Story of Australia. London: S. W. Partridge & Co. 127 pp. Hardback (19.0 x 13.2 cm), blue pictorial cloth cover, good condition, full-page black & white drawings (including frontispiece), cloth cover little flecked & soiled, front free flyleaf partly loose, endpapers toned & little foxed, pages lightly toned, edgewear, written prize dedication front free flyleaf. (Estimated date, 1902, Trove catalogue. Also date of dedication) A classic Australian novel for young adults. Plus 24p publisher's catalogue of popular illustrated books. Muir 3327. Dedication reads: "Awarded to Hilda Tucker (Lucker?) for General Proficiency. Supt Public School Annandale, J. Warren, Mistress". Our Book No: 14262. $50 AUD.

85. Hawker, Ruth M. (1950). Heather at Magpie Creek [Leighton Series]. Melbourne: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press. 111 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), edges toned, edges & pages lightly foxed, minor foxing endpapers, small edge tears jacket (small piece missing top edge, scuff marks rear cover, edgewear, flap clipped, faint foxing reverse side), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). This Australian story for young adults tells of the visit made by Heather Wayne to her Uncle Dick's sheep station at Magpie Creek in "real bush country". It gives a first-hand picture of life on a sheep station in the outback, with which the author is well acquainted. Our Book No: 26714. $15 AUD.

86. Hawkins, Sheila (1944). The Bear Brothers' Holiday (1st ed). London: Oxford University Press (OUP). Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, illustrated pastedowns, fair plus condition, colour drawings, corners covers lightly worn & bumped, slight loss spine ends, faint foxing & rubbing edges, owner's written name title page. A wonderful collectible children's story about the bears who take a holiday and the adventures they have. Big Bear and Little Bear have had one book written about them, called "The Bear Brothers". They also appeared in "Farmer's Weekly" in the children's section. Our Book No: 26215. $20 AUD.

87. Haynes, Ambrose (1958). A Holiday with Aunt Jessica (1st ed) [Sunshine Series, no 35]. London: Pickering & Inglis. 91 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), frontispiece, edges & pages toned, slight loss corners & spine ends jacket (edge tears, light stains reverse side, sticker front flap), presentation bookplate. This novel is set in Holland. Life in Middleberg, and on the canals is well described with three girls having an exhilarating time in the quaint land of bulbs, windmills, dykes and clogs. Our Book No: 25496. $10 AUD.

88. Haynes, Ambrose (1962). Greta's Decision (1st ed). London: Pickering & Inglis. 160 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), colour frontispiece, small mark top edge, light foxing edges, pages & endpapers toned, small edge tears jacket (sticker front flap), bookplate. This novel for young adults is a sequel to "Greta's Dream". The story is set in the little Swiss mountain village of Morshach. (Presentation bookplate, St Anne's Sunday School, Ryde, 1966.). Our Book No: 25905. $10 AUD.

89. Hepworth, T. S. (editor) (1956). A. B. C. Children's Hour Annual, No 1. Sydney: Educational Press for Australian Broadcasting Commission. 200 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings & cartoons, colour photos centre spread & frontispiece, edge tears jacket (edgewear), toned strip endpapers, edges lightly foxed, internally excellent. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. The first is a series of annuals for children and young adults. About 50 contributions are arranged in interleaved sections: Stories and Plays; From the A.B.C. Studio People; Other Lands; General Interest; Argonauts Contributions; Games, Jokes, etc. Our Book No: 3339. $25 AUD.

90. Hill, Valerie; Cameron, Jane; Oliver, David; Simpson, Judith (1993). Lost Farm of the Seven Hills (1st ed) [One Day In Series]. Sydney, Baulkham Hills: Vineyard Freepress. 68 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial, as new condition, colour text-photos & drawings, map. (Colour endpapers & some internal sketches are a collage of historical newspapers, documents and photos.) This is a scarce fictional story about a real place in Australia - a pioneer farm dating from the first days of European settlement. When four children explore the complex of rough-hewn slab huts, sheds, cottages and the grand Victorian house - and hear stories of 200 years of Australian history - they sense they are part of this history. They decide to save their real-life treasure. ISBN: 0646112740. Our Book No: 22415. $30 AUD.

91. Holmes, J. (1942). Handbook of Leaving Certificate Practical Chemistry (1st ed). Sydney: Whitcombe & Tombs. 96 pp. Paperback, thin red card covers, good condition, tables, black & white figures & drawings, covers little creased, corners cover & some pages little worn, pages lightly toned, tear fore-edge single page, spine creased (during manufacture), slight loss top spine, inner hinge little split (pages firm), few pages marked, small tear spine, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. This book is intended to be used on the laboratory bench, as a guide for students in carrying out experiments in practical chemistry to Leaving Certificate Honours standard. This would be a good addition to an education book collection for anyone interested in teaching in the 1940s. Our Book No: 27658. $15 AUD.

92. Hopwood, Graham (1955). Art Student's Handbook (1st ed). Victoria: Graham Hopwood. 96 pp. Paperback small quarto, card covers, good plus condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, minor edgewear, edges lightly foxed, crease bottom edge cover & few pages, pages lightly toned, minor insect damage front cover & first page. Textbook by former art teacher, Melbourne Teacher's College. A concise book dealing with the study of art, architecture, sculpture, industrial art, commercial art and the printing processes from the earliest times to the present day. Our Book No: 25257. $20 AUD.

93. Horniman, Joanne; Roennfeld, Robert (illustrator) (1996). Billygoat Goes Wild. Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus / Scholastic. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour illustrations (mostly full-page), tiny dent front cover. A scarce children's picture story about chickens. The beautiful illustrations which Robert Roennfeld has done using conte, coloured pencil, oil paint and pastel on Stonehenge paper make this a wonderful book for children, and adults who like children's books. The simple text will suit all ages. ISBN: 1862912939. Our Book No: 20665. $20 AUD.

94. Hutchens, Frank (1936). Four Musical Cameos [Imperial Edition no. 390: Plate: B2938]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 14 pp. Paperback small folio, very good condition, card cover, stapled (rusted), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. (Copyright date, 1936.) Sheet music for four songs (for young adults): Gavotte - Lullaby - Goblins - When Children Play. Our Book No: 16198. $15 AUD.

95. Ireland, Doreen (1938). Margery: The Mystery (1st ed). London: Epworth Press. 159 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), frontispiece, jacket chipped (small closed tears, rear cover marked), cover corners lightly bumped, edges & pages toned. (Estimated date, 1938, Worldcat. Pseudonym for Doreen Mildred Douglas Lord.) A collectible mystery story for young adults. This is a story of school and guiding, with the added interest of a mystery which is sustained to the very end of the book. Our Book No: 26393. $15 AUD.

96. Jansson, Tove; Hart, Kingsley (translator) (1978). The Dangerous Journey (1st English ed). London: Ernest Benn. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback large quarto, pictorial board covers (tan cloth spine), very good condition, colour drawings, new endpapers, bottom corner rear cover bumped, minor edgewear, small sticker top corner title page. English translation of a Swedish-language Finnish children's picture book: "Den Farliga Resan" (Holger Schildts Forlag, Helsingfors, 1977). A little girl is transported with the help of magic glasses from a boring summer afternoon into an exciting world of mangrove swamps, volcanoes, and sea where birds fly upside down. Old friends from Moomin Valley - Hemulen, Sniff, Snufkin, Thingummy Bob - join her in her adventures. Moomin rescues them in his trusty striped balloon. An extension of the Moomin children's stories by the popular Swedish-Finnish novelist, who has received the Hans Christian Andersen award for children's literature. ISBN: 051000038X. Our Book No: 14810. $80 AUD.

97. Keene, Carolyn (1961). The Mystery at Lilac Inn (Revised, later reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Series]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 180 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings, top corner front cover lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. Crime fiction for young adults. Nancy Drew and her friends become involved in solving a mystery at an old inn. ISBN: 0448195046. Our Book No: 26944. $12 AUD.

98. Keyworth, Rev. Thos. (1881). Dick the Newsboy. Glasgow: Scottish Temperance League / John S. Marr & Sons. 62 pp. Hardback very small, embossed olive green cloth cover (gilt & black inlay, little mottled), good condition, few full-page drawings (including frontispiece), inner hinges split (pages firm), pages little toned & foxed, minor edgewear, bookplate (gift certificate) inside front cover. About a little boy who is a teetotaller, and his healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Plus 8-page catalogue of temperance books at rear. Bookplate of Primitive Methodist Sabbath School, Forest Lodge (Sydney), dated 1883. Our Book No: 15608. $15 AUD.

99. Kingston, William H. G. (1865). The Gilpins and Their Fortunes: An Australian Tale (1st ed). London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). 171 pp. Hardback small, good condition, quarter-bound patterned cloth (gilt title on spine), engraved frontispiece, four leaves of plates, edges & pages toned, small loss & closed tear top spine, light foxing endpapers & few pages, minor edgewear, front inner hinge little split (pages firm, free flyleaf little loose), owner's written name. (True first edition, undated but 1865, Trove catalogue & Muir 3936.) An early children's story set in Australia. Suitable for young adults and adults who like old collectable books. Our Book No: 28871. $50 AUD.

100. L'Hommedieu, Dorothy K.; Kirmse, Marguerite (illustrator) (1965). Skippy: The Little Skye Terrier (Reprint ed). London: Robert Hale. 61 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket, pictorial cover, good condition, black & white & colour drawings, boards lightly warped, edges lightly toned, top corners lightly bumped, endpapers toned, piece missing top spine, base spine little worn, black texta name front pastedown. (Originally published 1965.) Skippy is a little skye terrier living on a farm who helps a kitten return to her home. He decides to run away after his Mother and his mistress go on a trip without him. After a few hair raising adventures he - and the little kitten who also ran away after Cook chased her - return to the safety of their home. The charming drawings in this children's picture story will delight children and adults alike. Our Book No: 25195. $20 AUD.

101. Lane, Margaret (2001). The Tale of Beatrix Potter. London: Frederick Warne / Penguin Books. 192 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, black & white drawings. Biography of the famous narrator of children's stories, which were mostly about animals, including the famous Peter Rabbitt tales. ISBN: 0723246769. Our Book No: 15870. $10 AUD.

102. Le Souef, A. S.; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1955). The Brownie Twins: The Story of a Ringtail Family. Sydney: John Sands. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, good plus condition (in fair dustjacket), colour drawings (some full-page), spine ends chipped, pages lightly toned, edge tears repaired jacket (minor insect damage, small piece missing spine ends, front flap creased, reverse side lightly foxed), non-author written dedication inside cover, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (Estimated date, 1955, Trove catalogue.) Children's picture story about the life and adventures of a possum mother and her babies. The story and beautiful illustrations will delight any child or adult who loves collecting children's books from this era. Our Book No: 21526. $10 AUD.

103. Lenehan, S. A. (Sidney A.) (1965). Composition: The Open Door to Upper Primary and First Year Composition. Sydney, Rockdale: School Projects. 64 pp. Paperback, card cover, good condition, faint tide marks edges many pages & rear cover (previous water contact now dry), otherwise no other defects. Estimated date: 1960s (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Our Book No: 2387. $10 AUD.

104. Leyden, Peter; Curtis, John L. (1965). The Visual Book of Australian Locusts (Locusts and Grasshoppers in Australia). Sydney: Peter Leyden Publishing House. 8 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, black & white & single-colour drawings, owner's written name on cover, inside cover lightly toned. Estimated date for this series: 1965 (Trove). A picture book for young adults about locusts. Text by Leyden, layout and art by Curtis. Our Book No: 2143. $10 AUD.

105. Leyden, Peter; Curtis, John L. (1965). The Visual Book of Australian Ants (Ants in Australia). Sydney: Peter Leyden Publishing House. 8 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet, good condition, black & white & single-colour drawings, owner's written name on cover, front cover corner creased, inside cover toned, faint staining hinges & edges. Estimated date for this series: 1965 (Trove). A picture book for young adults about ants. Text by Leyden, layout and art by Curtis. Our Book No: 3796. $10 AUD.

106. Leyden, Peter (editor) (1958). The Australian Children's Pictorial Social Studies (25 parts). Sydney, North Sydney: Australian Visual Education / Schools Publishing House. Each issue: 28 to 32 pp. Each issue: Paperback large quarto (310 x 250mm), card cover (stapled, rusted), fair to very good condition, black & white or sepia (brown-coloured) drawings (strip cartoons), page edges little toned, minor foxing covers & endpapers (few issues moderate foxing), some edgewear, few defects (see below). Two slipcases MISSING. Very heavy (4.2 Kg). Australian history told in strip cartoon format for Australian school children. Complete set (except for the slipcases). The topics range from "The first Australians (The story of Aborigines)" (no 1), to "The story of Anzac" (no 25). Among the 25 parts are two parents' guide and revision manuals. A scarce complete set, good plus condition overall, with a few defects: tide marks bottom hinge (previous water contact now dry) (few issues), centre page loose (few issues), cartoon cut out one page (no 18), top hinge front cover bumped & dented (no 22). Our Book No: 12452. $200 AUD.

107. Leyland, Eric (1955). Red Lawson and the Sons of the Desert (1st ed). London: Hutchinson. 206 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), frontispiece, scuff mark front free flyleaf, light foxing edges & few pages, minor edgewear jacket (faint foxing reverse side, sticker, slight loss top corner, few tiny edge tears, flap clipped), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (First edition. Estimated date, 1955, Worldcat.) Novel for young adults by English writer. Red Lawson and his Lambs - always ready to assist Scotland Yard or the Foreign Office in an unofficial capacity when trouble starts - track down the Kalifa, the Sons of the Desert organization that threatens trouble and even revolution in the fictional Arab state of Vahret. Our Book No: 24662. $30 AUD.

108. Lister, Gladys; Abbott, Joyce (illustrator) (1942). Grandpuff and Leafy (Unstated 1st ed). Sydney: Marchant & Co. Unnum 56 pp. Hardback wide octavo, pictorial cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), full-page colour drawings (including frontispiece), pages & covers lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear (particularly spine ends), old price marks. Collectible children's picture story. Undated first edition. Decorations by the author and Joyce Abbott. Dedicated to Lady Gowrie, and to every child with a Soldier Daddy. Pagination includes plates. Last page is list of six other books by Gladys Lister. Our Book No: 14782. $20 AUD.

109. Liversidge, M. A. (1907). Elementary Botany. London: Blackie & Son. 128 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket as issued, very good condition, red cloth cover (black lettering), figures, sticker mark front cover, minimal foxing few pages, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1907, Trove catalogue & Worldcat.) A much better preserved copy than usual of this little illustrated British school textbook. Our Book No: 14607. $25 AUD.

110. Loam, Arthur S. (1951). Playhour Pieces: Piano Pieces for Little Hands with Big Notes [Imperial Edition No. 1004: Plate B8770]. Melbourne: Allans Music (Australia). 24 pp. Paperback folio, stapled (little rusted), very good condition, black & white cartoons, minimal foxing & scratches covers. (Copyright, 1951.) Sheet music - small pieces suitable for children: Clockwork Train; Fireworks; Humming Top; Koala Bear; Marching Tin Soldiers; My Yacht; Scooter; Sick Doll; Sleeping Doll; Swing; Toy Piano. Our Book No: 14729. $20 AUD.

111. Lyne, Nairda (1983). Granny Stayput. Hobart: National Trust of Australia (Tasmania). 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, tiny crease bottom corner front cover, minor spinewear. Granny O'Grady lives with her grey tabby cat, Albert in a tiny terrace. She refuses to move when the council wants to bulldoze her house for a carpark. A scarce, delightful children's story for all ages; the black & white drawings make this a very special story. ISBN: 0909575096. Our Book No: 20577. $24 AUD.

112. MacCallum, J.; Dowman, Walter (illustrator) (1943). Australian Animals (no date ed). Sydney: Currawong Press. 70 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, card covers, concealed staples, black & white illustrations, covers & pages little creased, light foxing inside covers & few pages, corners front cover creased, slight loss spine ends, spine little faded, rear cover little toned, few small closed tears, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1943.) This little children's picture book consists of a drawing, poem and text about 16 well-known Australian animals. The verses combine with the illustrations to make this a very interesting booklet that will appeal to anyone wanting to learn about Australia's fascinating wildlife. Muir 4424. Our Book No: 28361. $18 AUD.

113. MacIntyre, Elisabeth (1963). Willie's Woollies: The Story of Australian Wool (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Georgian House. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback oblong, no jacket, pictorial cover, good condition, black & white & colour drawings, edges & pages lightly toned, covers marked, edgewear, spinewear (end tears), owner's written name title page & cover. (Originally published, 1951.) An Australian picture story about a boy named William George Fortescue Robinson, who goes in search of the story of wool. The rhyming words and cheerful pictures will delightful young and old. Our Book No: 21666. $13 AUD.

114. Macintyre, Ella; Smith, J. Warren (illustrator) (1936). Pin Money (1st ed). Sydney: Shakespeare Head Press. 104 pp. Paperback wide square octavo, dustjacket, card covers, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, jacket chipped (tiny hole spine, lightly toned, minor foxing, edge tears), pages & edges lightly toned & foxed, inner hinge little split (all pages firm), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An Australian story book for older children. Billy and Valerie are two children in the Queensland sheep country. Their adventures with men, women, sheep, and horses, and the happy story of how their temporary troubles were solved as a result of their adventures make this a fun-filled adventure story. Our Book No: 27735. $35 AUD.

115. Majerova, Marie; Svolinsky, Karel (1955). O Slepicce a Kohoutkovi [The Hen and the Cockerel]. Praha [Prague]: Stani Nakladatelstvi Detske Knihy [Public Children's Books Publishing Company]. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, board cover (green cloth spine), very good condition, colour drawings, corners little bumped, minor edgewear. A delightful children's picture story in the Czech language. Our Book No: 15455. $30 AUD.

116. Maltby, Peg (1948). Nutchen and the Golden Key. Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. 32 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial board covers, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, spiral binding (covered by black cloth spine as issued), endpapers lightly toned, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. (Estimated date, 1948, Trove catalogue.) A collectible children's picture story about Nutchen, a very old women living alone in the forest with her pets and animal friends. Muir 4757. Our Book No: 16176. $80 AUD.

117. Maltby, Peg (1950). Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, stapled (rusted), full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, covers little creased, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1950, Trove catalogue & Kalgoorlie Miner review.) A scarce children's classic tale retold by Australian writer and artist Peg Maltby, and illustrated with her delightful full-page colour drawings, which are interleaved within text. Muir 4766. Our Book No: 16187. $75 AUD.

118. Maltby, Peg (1950). Little Red Riding Hood. Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback oblong octavo, very good condition, stapled (rusted), full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, edge tear rear cover repaired, covers little creased, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1950, Trove catalogue.) A scarce children's classic tale retold by Australian writer and artist Peg Maltby, and illustrated with her delightful full-page colour drawings, which are interleaved with text. Muir 4765. Our Book No: 16188. $75 AUD.

119. Maltby, Peg (1961). Peg's Fairy Book: Written & Illustrated by Peg Maltby (5th ed). Melbourne, Moorabbin: P. C. Grosser & Co. Unnum 64 pp. Hardback folio (32.6 x 23.4 cm), very good condition (in very good dustjacket), paper-covered board covers (pale tan cloth spine), full-page colour drawings, small black & white drawings, endpapers partly & faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket (small tear bottom rear cover). Unstated & scarce fifth edition (estimated date, 1961, Trove catalogue.) A desirable collectible children's book in immaculate condition, originally published in 1944. Muir 4745. The beautiful illustrations by the author will delight young and young-at-heart. The special stories are: The Fairy Queen's Dinner; - The Gown of Cobweb Lace - Wedding Bells - Bed Time - The Butterfly Princess - The Gum Drop Tree - Bella, the Witch - Magic Flowers - The First Peep - Pixie Houses - Fun Under the Sea - Painting the Leaves of Autumn - Riding on a Broomstick. Our Book No: 16179. $150 AUD.

120. Maltby, Peg (1961). Peg's Fairy Book: Written & Illustrated by Peg Maltby (5th ed). Melbourne, Moorabbin: P. C. Grosser & Co. Unnum 64 pp. Hardback folio (32.6 x 23.4 cm), facsimile dustjacket, good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), paper-covered board covers (pale tan cloth spine), new endpapers, full-page colour drawings, small black & white drawings, board cover marked & foxed (cloth spine flecked), pages faintly toned, edgewear (shows boards, corners & bottom edge), child's colouring title page, minor biro scribble prelim page, owner's written name, copy 2. Unstated & scarce fifth edition (estimated date, 1961, Trove catalogue & written name dated 1963.) A bargain-priced copy of a collectible children's book (internally excellent apart from title page). Originally published in 1944. Muir 4745. The beautiful illustrations by the author will delight young and young-at-heart. The special stories are: The Fairy Queen's Dinner; - The Gown of Cobweb Lace - Wedding Bells - Bed Time - The Butterfly Princess - The Gum Drop Tree - Bella, the Witch - Magic Flowers - The First Peep - Pixie Houses - Fun Under the Sea - Painting the Leaves of Autumn - Riding on a Broomstick. Our Book No: 16179A. $60 AUD.

121. Maltby, Peg (1980). Pegs Fairy Book (Peg's Fairy Book: Special Gift Edition) (Special-gift, reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 64 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, small black & white decorative drawings, jacket front cover scratched (spine faintly faded, tape repairs reverse side top spine), minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The beautiful illustrations by the author will delight young and young-at-heart. Special gift edition of this classic children's picture story: this is a delightful book with very special stories for any age. (Originally published by Murphet, 1944. This is the Angus & Robertson special-gift edition.). ISBN: 0207134162. Our Book No: 25332. $70 AUD.

122. Maltby, Peg (1981). Pegs Fairy Book (Peg's Fairy Book: Special Gift Edition) (Special-gift, reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 64 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, small black & white decorative drawings, few faint scratches jacket, minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The beautiful illustrations by the author will delight young and young-at-heart. Special gift edition of this classic children's picture story: this is a delightful book with very special stories for any age. (Originally published by Murphet, 1944. This is the Angus & Robertson special-gift edition.). ISBN: 0207134162. Our Book No: 25332A. $85 AUD.

123. Maltby, P. (Peg) (1983). Nutchen of the Forest (New ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 32 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings (most full-page), illustrated endpapers, minor edgewear jacket (reverse side light foxing), spine ends lightly rubbed. This delightful Australian children's story has been reissued for a new generation. The large drawings will charm any age. Collectible Australian children's picture story. ISBN: 0207135223. Our Book No: 28767. $30 AUD.

124. Marsden, Monica (1962). A Matter of Clues (1st ed). London: Children's Press. 188 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), light foxing edges, pages toned as usual, small loss spine ends & corners jacket (small edge tears, faint foxing reverse side & flaps), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This book is set in Rhodesia. The author is a native of Rhodesia, and she provides an authentic and unusual background to this lively adventure for young adults. The red-headed Kennedy twins, June and Julie, solve Mr X's riddle and soon find themselves involved in a series of odd and hilarious adventures and in a friendship with a detective and a reporter, both as gay and lively as the twins themselves. Our Book No: 26366. $12 AUD.

125. Martin, Winifred (1959). The Three Kittens. London: Blackie & Son. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial boards, good condition, black & white drawings, red cloth spine, light toning pages, cover corners rubbed, tiny chip bottom edge, minor foxing & marks, minor insect damage (title page, top edge rear board). (Estimated date, 1959, British National Bibliography.) A delightful collectible book about a tabby cat and her charming kittens and their adventures. The large drawings and easy-to-read text will delight any age. Our Book No: 25728. $15 AUD.

126. Marx, Enid (1972). Sam & Arry (1st ed). London: Chatto & Windus. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback oblong, very good condition, pictorial boards, beige cloth spine, brown & blue drawings, illustrated endpapers, light toning pages, pages slightly loose at base spine (missing stitch), light foxing spine & edges, few little holes along spine edge, minor edgewear. This delightful collectible children's book, written and illustrated by Enid Marx, is about two Siamese kittens who have plenty of adventures. Arry was shy, Sam ruled everyone with a velvet paw, and was always up to something. The beautiful life-like drawings by the author will charm all ages. ISBN: 0701104929. Our Book No: 28932. $60 AUD.

127. Mason, Olive L.; Bell, Esme E. (illustrator) (1952). Peter Porter [John Sands' Pre-School and Kindergarten Series]. Sydney: John Sands. Unnum pp. Hardback oblong, good condition, pictorial board covers, blue spine strip covers staples (pieces missing spine ends), one page torn & repaired, minor foxing covers & front endpapers & edges (few larger patches), edgewear. (Estimated date, 1952, Trove catalogue.) Children's picture story about Peter, who works as a porter at Periwinkle Railway Station. Our Book No: 16169. $30 AUD.

128. Maybank, Thomas (1937). Mirth by Maybank for Young and Old Alike (1st ed). London: Ward Lock & Co., Limited. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback large oblong folio (24.0 x 37.0 cm), good plus condition, red cloth spine & paper-covered board cover (little scuffed, edges worn), full-page black & white drawings, endpapers creased, few edge tears & edge pieces missing (repaired), few small stains, few pages lightly to moderately foxed, edgewear. A scarce and delightful large-format classic humorous children picture story book. Our Book No: 14900. $360 AUD.

129. McFadyen, Ella; Bell, Edwina (illustrator) (1946). Pegmen Tales (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 142 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial board cover, good condition, black & white drawings, edges toned, edges lightly foxed, corners bumped, top corner front board lightly scuffed, board edges lightly faded, light foxing endpapers, spine ends lightly rubbed, written & dated dedication front free flyleaf. This classic Australian children's story is about the adventures of a family of pegs. Our Book No: 25319. $35 AUD.

130. Meddleton, Ivor G. (1969). Read and Think: Graded Projects in Reading for Understanding: Book 4 (Reprint ed). Sydney: School Projects. 88 pp. Paperback wide trade, card cover, good condition, small edge tears few pages, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Our Book No: 20737. $10 AUD.

131. Mellor, Kathleen; Freedman, Harold (drawings) (1952). Over the Hill. Melbourne: Georgian House. 24 pp. Paperback oblong, card cover, very good plus condition, stapled (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1952 (Trove catalogue). A children's picture story about Biffy and Johnny, who go to stay with Aunty and her friend Kay on Pine Farm. Our Book No: 9949. $20 AUD.

132. Merchandising Co., Consolidated (1947). Michael & Mary Anne's Adventures. Melbourne: Consolidated Merchandising Co / C.M.C. Unnum 20 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cloth cover (cloth spine), fair plus condition, colour drawings, pencil impressions, insect damage top edge, inner hinge little pulled, pages lightly toned, edgewear, annotation front pastedown. (Estimated date, 1947, Trove catalogue newspaper mentions.). Our Book No: 15081. $10 AUD.

133. Mitchell, Elyne; Cole, Michael (illustrator) (1970). Jinki: Dingo of the Snows (1st ed). Melbourne: Hutchinson. 168 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, endpapers & edges minimally foxed, minor edgewear, owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). First edition. Story for young adults about an Aboriginal boy and a dingo pup. By the author of the popular Silver Brumby books. ISBN: 0090976606. Our Book No: 16121. $25 AUD.

134. Moring, Alexander; Cooper, M. B. (illustrator) (1958). Mrs Carolina Duck (Childrens Colour Storybook). London: Alexander Moring Ltd. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback quarto, fair condition, card cover, stapled, full-page colour drawings, pages lightly toned, patchy foxing 7 rubbing covers, edgewear. (Suggested date, 1958, British Library catalogue.) A reading copy of a scarce children's picture story, rarely offered for sale. Our Book No: 16287. $20 AUD.

135. Morris, Clarice; Peirce, Daphne (illustrator) (1952). Let's Find Out: Book 4: Natural Science for Primary Schools. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 207 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, spine creased (3cm piece missing base spine), front cover little scuffed (sticker removal), minor edgewear. This schoolbook is written for the NSW syllabus (it has a foreword by the director-general of education). Chapters on: soil, garden operations, insects, birds, plant studies, living and growing, field studies, conservation, the weather, etc. Our Book No: 14391. $25 AUD.

136. Morris, William; McGregor, H. E. (introduction & notes) (1930). Atalanta's Race (from "The Earthly Paradise"). Sydney: George B. Phillip & Son. 32 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet (staples concealed), good condition, card cover, top corner tips worn covers, slight loss top of spine, bottom corners covers creased, few creases in covers, pages toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. (Estimated date, 1930, or perhaps earlier.) This little booklet consists of a number of separate stories, held together by a framework. The nature of this framework is told in the prologue. Retells the myth of the Greek princess, rejected by her father, raised by bears, won in marriage in a race by Melanion, and then changed into a lioness by an angry Aphrodite. Our Book No: 27659. $15 AUD.

137. Moss, Franklin; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1956). The Dove and the Eagle [Sandman Library Book]. Sydney: John Sands. 30 pp. Hardback oblong, pictorial card covers, good condition, colour drawings, pages loose (at staples), piece base spine missing, scuff mark front cover, crease rear cover, edgewear (particularly bottom edge), pages & edges lightly toned, internally excellent, written name front cover (partly erased). Estimated date: 1956 (Trove catalogue). A children's picture story. The beautiful drawings will make anyone smile as they read what happens to a very clever dove family. Our Book No: 21655. $10 AUD.

138. Mylrea, Norah; Moorsom, F. G. (illustrator) (1940). Lorrie's First Term (1st ed). London: Blackie & Son. 225 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), few black & white plates (including frontispiece), slight loss corners & bottom edge jacket (flap clipped, few edge tears, sticker mark front cover), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve, frontispiece. (Estimated date, 1940 - COPAC catalogue.) Classic novel for young adults. Follow Lorrie's adventures at Devenham, and later her visit to Basseton. Our Book No: 23599. $15 AUD.

139. Mystery, John (1938). John Mystery's Camp Fire Hour [Adventure Castle: Another John Mystery Children's Speciality]. Sydney: Publicity Press. 64 pp. Paperback quarto, thick card cover, stapled, good condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), centre page spread DETACHED (title page little detached), edge piece missing one page (not affecting text), cover little scuffed & marked (few tiny dents), pages lightly toned, edgewear, owner's rubber stamp. A collection of illustrated children's stories: The Ghost of the Castle - Fair Fortune - Janet, Queen of the Gems - Mana, the Indian Girl - The Indian Bride (long poem) - Tale of the Weathercock - To Traitor's Gate - The Giant's Christmas. Our Book No: 14979. $15 AUD.

140. Mystery, John (1943). John Mystery's Magic Land with the Woolly Sisters Pearl and Plain Jane [Cover title: John Mystery's Magic Land]. Sydney: Lonsdale & Bartholomew. Unnum 48 pp. Paperback quarto, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, edgewear, owner's written name & address. A collectible illustrated collectible children's fantasy story. Muir 5279. Rear cover: "A Lonsdale & Bartholomew Children's Speciality". Our Book No: 16118. $30 AUD.

141. Mystery, John (1947). John Mystery's Why Birds Sing [Laugh and Learn with Bookie Worm]. Sydney: Publicity Press. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, card cover, stapled, black & white & colour drawings, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, late 1940s, Trove catalogue.) Children's picture story, told in verse, about why birds sing - they are really fairies ! Our Book No: 16570. $25 AUD.

142. Nicol, W. D. (1944). Handwork Suggestions for Primary Schools (1st ed). Melbourne: Education Department of Victoria. 88 pp. Paperback wide thin octavo, thin card covers, stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, covers little faded, tiny piece missing top edge front cover, tiny tear top edge first few pages, lightly scuffed front cover, edges lightly toned. This book has many craft ideas that can be used by the teacher to plan projects that the children can do themselves with a little help if needed. Our Book No: 25643. $15 AUD.

143. Nister, Ernest (1979). Revolving Pictures: A Reproduction from an Antique Book (Reprint ed). London: Collins. Unnum 12 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour illustrations, corners lightly bumped. All six pictures have their ribbon tabs in place which is unusual for this style of book. The original Revolving Pictures book was published in 1892 by Ernest Nister of London. This reproduction features the unique changing pictures, the delicate illustrations and the delightful verses from the original book. A charming children's picture story about animals sure to delight children of all ages. ISBN: 0001956477. Our Book No: 22942. $15 AUD.

144. O'Harris, Pixie (1982). The Pixie O Harris Fairy Book: Stories and Verse. Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 63 pp. Paperback quarto, two dustjackets, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), stapled (rust marks about staples), black & white & single-colour drawings, colour drawing tipped-in (jacket & frontispiece), minor edgewear, otherwise intact and excellent. Facsimile edition, originally published in 1925. Stories and verse by Lynette Yardley, Gwen M. Cock, Eva Lawton and Pixie O. Harris. Illustrated in colour, wash and line, by Pixie O Harris. Has two dustjackets. The top dustjacket is plain (small edge tear). The bottom black dustjacket (with flaps) is fixed to cover at spine (gilt lettering, with tipped-in colour plate). ISBN: 0727016016. Our Book No: 3831. $50 AUD.

145. Oberlander, Gerhard (1953). Pingo und Pinga: Ein Bilderbuch fur Große und Kleine Kinder Erzahlt und Gemalt von Gerhard Oberlander (1st ed). Frankfurt am Main: Buchergilde Gutenberg. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial board cover (cloth spine), colour drawings, minor edgewear. First edition. German language children's picture story about the love between two penguins Pingo and Pinga who overcome adversity. Our Book No: 15561. $30 AUD.

146. Office of Schools Administration, Ministry of Education (1989). The Victorian Readers: Fifth Book (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Ministry of Education. 216 pp. Paperback small, flexible card covers, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor foxing edges, small mark bottom edge, fore-edge lightly marked, bottom corner creased rear cover, edges little rubbed, minor edgewear. This book is a facsimile of the reader first published in 1930 and contains short stories and poems. ISBN: 0730608670. Our Book No: 27178. $15 AUD.

147. Office of Schools Administration, Ministry of Education (1989). The Victorian Readers: Fourth Book (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Ministry of Education. 183 pp. Paperback small, flexible card covers, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor foxing edges, small mark top edge, top corners pages & rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. This book is a facsimile of the reader first published in 1930 and contains short stories and poems. ISBN: 0730608662. Our Book No: 27177. $20 AUD.

148. Office of Schools Administration, Ministry of Education (1989). The Victorian Readers: Third Book (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Ministry of Education. 152 pp. Paperback small, flexible card covers, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor foxing edges, spine little faded, minor edgewear, copy 1. This book is a facsimile of the reader first published in 1930 and contains short stories and poems. ISBN: 0730608654. Our Book No: 27176. $20 AUD.

149. Office of Schools Administration, Ministry of Education (1989). First Book of The Victorian Readers (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Ministry of Education. 96 pp. Paperback small, flexible card covers, very good condition, colour drawings, faint foxing inside covers & last page, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear. This book is a facsimile of the reader first published in 1928. ISBN: 0730608603. Our Book No: 27175. $15 AUD.

150. Office of Schools Administration, Ministry of Education (1989). The Victorian Readers: Third Book (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Ministry of Education. 152 pp. Paperback small, flexible card covers, very good condition, black & white drawings, contact plastic cover, minor edgewear, copy 2. This book is a facsimile of the reader first published in 1930 and contains short stories and poems. ISBN: 0730608654. Our Book No: 27176A. $15 AUD.

151. Orr, Stewart; Brymer, John (1909). Gammon and Spinach. London, Glasgow & Dublin: Blackie & Son. 104 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, good condition, red cloth spine, pictorial board cover (soiled, considerable edgewear, rear cover very scuffed), grey endpapers, full-page colour drawings, first few & last few pages foxed (otherwise minimal internally), small edge tears, scuffing few pages, written & dated dedication. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (Estimated date, 1909, written dedication.) A scarce collectible children's picture book, verses by John Brymer, drawings by Stewart Orr. Consists of a series of vignettes (4-line verse) with colour picture on facing page, separated from the next pair by two blank pages. Our Book No: 16431. $200 AUD.

152. Osment, Michelle; Jake, B. M. (illustrator) (2009). Ten Tuatara (1st ed). New Plymouth, NZ: Little Friends Publishing. Unnum 24 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, stapled, very good condition, colour drawings, spine little creased, top spine little scuffed, minor edgewear corners, non-author written dedication inside front cover. This very special children's counting picture book is written in rhyme. It is about ten tuataras who try to find a place to hide, somewhere safe from predators, somewhere dark inside. The tuatara is a large lizard-like New Zealand reptile. ISBN: 9780473151379. Our Book No: 28902. $20 AUD.

153. Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul; Rees, Bob;Rees, Vic, & Dixon, David V. (Musical Adaptation and Arrangement) (1945). Musical Nursery Rhymes Picture Book: To Sing and Play with the Watcher-Bird (De luxe ed). Melbourne: Murphett Pty Ltd / V. B. Harmony Hits. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback large quarto (28.6 x 22.8 cm), thick card cover card cover, good condition, black cloth spine (covers spiral binding), full-page colour drawings, corners creased & worn, edgewear. Illustrated by Rentoul (eight full-page colour pictures). Sheet music for: Little Nut Tree; A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go; Jack and Jill; Mary Mary Quite Contrary; Curly-Locks; Hey Diddle Diddle; Old Woman in a Shoe; Piggy Went to Market. Musical adaptation & arrangement by Rees, Rees & Dixon. Our Book No: 15679. $50 AUD.

154. Palmer, Helen; Walters, Evelyn (illustrator) (1954). Beneath the Southern Cross (1st ed). Melbourne: F. W. Cheshire / Specialty Press (Printers). 104 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, black & white drawings, spine ends little worn & chipped, cover corners little bumped, edges little foxed, pages lightly toned, bottom edge covers little rubbed, tiny scuff first few pages, owner's written name & details flyleaf, autograph (author's written name title page). An Australian story for older children and young adults about a boy on the Ballarat goldfields during 1854. Twelve-year-old David lives the rough and tumble life of the diggings. He wins gold, bushrangers hold up the escort, he takes part in digger hunts, and helps to build and defend the Eureka Stockade. Our Book No: 28067. $15 AUD.

155. Pearson, Margaret Mary (1943). Poppet and Pete. Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. Pty. Ltd. Unnum 52 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, colour drawings, map, handwritten text, new red cloth spine (covers staples, rusted), minor rubbing & toning textured cloth covers, non-author written dedication. Delightful children's picture story about an American bear called Pete, and an Australian bear called Poppet, and of how they walked across Australia together, and of all the adventures they had with bad robber rabbits and a friendly kangaroo and a nice little cat called Concertina, who didn't like to be left out of things. Aimed at American soldiers serving in Australia during WW2. Written and illustrated by Pearson. Muir 5900. Dedication reads: "With wishes for a very happy second Birthday, & lots of love to Ernest from his A.I.F. "Girlfriend". Caroline xxx". Our Book No: 5338. $60 AUD.

156. Pendlebury, Charles; Beard, W. S. (1927). A "Shilling" Arithmetic (Reprint ed). London: G. Bell & Sons. 196 + 43 pp. Hardback small, good plus condition, burgundy cloth cover, adverts at rear, pages lightly toned as common, minimal foxing endpapers, minor edgewear, owner's written name & details. A very popular English textbook on arithmetic for school children, including extensive exam questions with answers. Originally published in 1899, it has been reprinted numerous times. Our Book No: 16358. $15 AUD.

157. Phelan, R. S. (1936). Intermediate Chemistry (A Note Book) (1st ed). Sydney: Shakespeare Head. 87 pp. Paperback, flexible covers, good condition, figures, pages & edges lightly toned, cover edges lightly frayed, light foxing edges & few pages, covers & spine lightly faded, covers lightly marked, minor annotation. A collectible Australian school chemistry textbook. The book which is complete with drawings has been found to meet the requirements of Second and Third year students for the Intermediate examination. A great book to take you back to the 30s and revisit or learn how the education system worked then in comparison to now. Our Book No: 27655. $14 AUD.

158. Phelan, R. S. (1947). Intermediate Chemistry (A Note Book). Sydney: Shakespeare Head. 87 pp. Paperback, flexible covers, good condition, figures, pages & edges lightly toned, cover edges lightly frayed, light foxing edges & few pages, covers & spine lightly faded, covers lightly marked. A collectible Australian school chemistry textbook. The book which is complete with drawings has been found to meet the requirements of Second and Third year students for the Intermediate examination. A great book to take you back to the 30s and revisit or learn how the Education system worked then in comparison to now, the computer age. Our Book No: 27656. $14 AUD.

159. Pirani, Leila (1945). Little Hans of Holland. Melbourne: Ramsay Ware Publishing. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, card cover, stapled, good plus condition, colour drawings, edgewear spine & corners, rubber bookshop stamp. Delightful children's picture story about Hans, a boy gardener from Holland. He tends the garden in a big house in Australia, accompanied by his garden animal friends. He discovers a way to travel back to Holland to revisit childhood memories. (Estimated date, 1945, Trove catalogue. Muir 6015.). Our Book No: 14805. $30 AUD.

160. Players, Westside; Bell, Anne (editor); Seal, Bob (illustrator) & Heritage, Rosie (illustrator) (1992). Bush Fire (Reprint ed) [Bushfire: Fireguard Resource Series]. Sydney, Rosehill: Department of Bush Fire Services NSW. 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A scarce children's picture story about Australian native animals coping with a bush fire. Encourages a child to become more aware of the dangers of bushfires. ISBN: 0730591700. Our Book No: 11606. $15 AUD.

161. Potter, Beatrix (1987). The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin. Harmondsworth: Frederick Warne. 58 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour drawings. This is a tale about a tail - a tail that belonged to a little red squirrel, and his name was Nutkin. This is one of Beatrix potters beautiful stories with exquisite paintings that will appeal to children of all ages. ISBN: 0723234612. Our Book No: 20022. $10 AUD.

162. Potter, Beatrix (1989). The Tale of Benjamin Bunny. Harmondsworth: Frederick Warne. 58 pp. Paperback very small, very good plus condition, colour drawings. This is one of Beatrix Potter's beautiful stories with exquisite paintings that will appeal to children of all ages. ISBN: 0723234884. Our Book No: 20065. $10 AUD.

163. Pownall, Eve; Senior, Margaret (illustrator) (1960). The Australia Book (4th ed). Sydney: House of John Sands. Unnum 44 pp. Hardback large folio (35.4 x 24.7 cm), very good condition, pictorial board cover (raised red spine, boards little lifting), colour drawings & map, cover corner tip bumped, edgewear corners & spine ends, small patch black texta marks inside front cover. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) A popular large-format collectible history of early Australia for children. Awarded first prize in the Australian Book Society's Manuscript Competition, and the Children's Book Council's Book of the Year (1952). Our Book No: 16661. $25 AUD.

164. Prince, Pamela; Zaid, Barry (designer) (1990). Toyland: Classic Illustrations of Children and Their Toys. New York: Harmony Books. 45 pp. Hardback small square, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), red cloth cover, colour photos of paintings, few minor creases jacket. Combines prose and poetry with old paintings and illustrations that depict children and their toys. Some of the illustrations are from early 1900s to late 1920s. ISBN: 0517576198. Our Book No: 20169. $10 AUD.

165. Printing, Offset (1944). The Giant Book of Speed [OPC Series A88]. Sydney, Waterloo: Offset Printing Coy. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback folio (very large format), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, edgewear, written & dated dedication to owner, owner's written name. (Estimated date: 1944, Trove catalogue, or 1946, date of written dedication). Colourful large-format children's picture book about speed, Artwork signed T.H.R. at end. Our Book No: 12227. $15 AUD.

166. Printing, Offset (1944). The Giant Book of Ships [OPC series A89]. Sydney, Waterloo: Offset Printing Coy. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback folio (very large format), card cover, good plus condition, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, edgewear, written & dated dedication to owner, owner's written name. (Estimated date, 1944, Trove catalogue, or 1946, date of written dedication.) Colorful large-format children's picture book about the history of ships. Our Book No: 12228. $15 AUD.

167. Proctor, Julie; Champ, Mike (illustrator) (1987). The Story of Expo Oz. Redcliffe, QLD: Australian Gift and Souvenir Supplies. 32 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, bright full-page colour drawings, covers & corner tips little creased, minor edgewear. A hard-to-find children's picture book published for the World Expo 1988. The beautiful illustrations and simple text make this a delightful book for any age. Oz Platypus wins a contest against other bush animals to become the mascot for the World Expo. ISBN: 0731621484. Our Book No: 21331. $17 AUD.

168. Proudfoot, A. G. S. (1965). A Practical Calculus (Revised ed). Melbourne: Macmillan & Co. 325 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, pictorial cover, good condition, figures, top spine little rubbed, base spine lightly bumped, endpapers & edges & pages lightly toned, faint pencil marks front free flyleaf, minor edgewear. This is the first course in calculus for students who have done algebra and trigonometry to a stage equivalent to Leaving Certificate in Australian schools. This is a great addition to any early education collection. Our Book No: 27722. $18 AUD.

169. Publishing, Thames (1960). Pathfinder Annual for All Scouts (1st ed). London: Thames Publishing. 125 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover (green cloth spine), good condition, black & white drawings (including endpapers), few black & white photos, page edges slightly toned, owner's written name & year, small scuff mark top corner first page, spine ends lightly rubbed, corners worn, minor edgewear, faint pencil annotation. Fascinating annual covering all aspects of scouting. Sample contents: scout adventure stories, out of doors, scouting through the years, rummy rhymes, fun and games, strange but true stories, raising funds, handy hints, quizzes and puzzles, and craft projects. This annual is designed and printed in England, but would be of interest to any scouting group or annual collectors. Our Book No: 23171. $20 AUD.

170. Re, Loretta; Brown, Aileen (illustrator) (1986). Flying South (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. 24 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings. A beautiful scarce children's picture story about two pelicans named Willi and Millimurro who live on a lake in the desert. The delightful full-page illustrations will interest children of all ages. ISBN: 0001843591. Our Book No: 21007. $25 AUD.

171. Reading Committee, Infants; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1956). Travelling On. Sydney: Infants Reading Committee / Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 109 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, decorative brown board cover, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, about 1956, Trove catalogue.) Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Kangaroo decoration on board covers. Our Book No: 2332. $12 AUD.

172. Reboul, Helen; Barr, Gwen (illustrator) (1946). The Wrens. Sydney: Jno. Evans & Son Printing. 63 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, red cloth spine, sepia (brown-coloured) text & drawings (some full-page), new pastedowns, rear cover scuffed, corners worn, minor foxing front endpapers, minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. Delightful children's picture story featuring wrens, fairies, pixies and a rabbit. Our Book No: 3693. $23 AUD.

173. Rees, Leslie; Wilson, Margaret (illustrator) (1997). The Seagull who Liked Cricket. Perth: Cygnet Books / University of Western Australia Press. Unnum 40 pp. Hardback oblong small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, some foxing prelim page. A collectible Australian children's picture story. This is the last picture story by Lloyd Rees, this time beautifully illustrated by a Western Australian artist. Have you noticed the flock of seagulls that stand around the field at a cricket match? Silver was one such bird. But there was more to her life than that. Tells the story of a special friendship between Silver and young Vic Vincent, and their shared passion for fishing and cricket - and the trouble it causes! ISBN: 1875560602. Our Book No: 3398. $15 AUD.

174. Rentoul, Annie R.; Peterson, Georgette; Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul (1954). Australian Bush Songs (Reprint ed) [Imperial Edition, no 394: Plate 3619]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), pale brown card cover (dark brown letters & design), very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, copy 1. (Estimated date, 1954. Price 3/6. Copyright date, 1936.) Words by Annie Rentoul, music by Peterson, cover design by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A collectable pamphlet illustrated on the cover by Ida Rentoul: an Aboriginal child with song book surrounded by native animals and a kookaburra. A selection of old favourites in new form: The Little Aborigine; Baby Bear; and others from the famous series of books by these writers, with simplified accompaniments and easy keys. Rear cover, advert no 274: "New Song Books for Children", including Aboriginal Songs, by Anne Dreyer (published in 1954). Our Book No: 3520. $25 AUD.

175. Rentoul, Annie R.; Peterson, Georgette; Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul (1966). Australian Bush Songs (Reprint ed) [Imperial edition, no 394: Plate 3619]. Melbourne: Allan & Co. 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples lightly rusted), cream-coloured card cover (dark brown letters & design), very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, copy 2. (Estimated date, 1966. Price 40c. Copyright date, 1936.) Words by Annie Rentoul, music by Peterson, cover design by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A collectable pamphlet illustrated on the cover by Ida Rentoul: an Aboriginal child with song book surrounded by native animals and a kookaburra. A selection of old favourites in new form: The Little Aborigine; Baby Bear; and others from the famous series of books by these writers, with simplified accompaniments and easy keys. Rear cover, advert no 452: "Merry Go Round: A Child's Book of Songs", by Amy Bissett England (published in 1962). Our Book No: 3520A. $25 AUD.

176. Richards, Frank (1969). Billy Bunter in the Land of the Pyramids [Magnet, nos 1277-1284]. London: Howard Baker. Unnum pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings (covers), adverts, flap clipped jacket (minor edgewear). Facsimile of the complete Egyptian Holiday series, being 8 issues of "The Magnet" magazine (nos 1277-1284). Contains all the original illustrations, old adverts and colourful covers. Follow the thrilling holiday adventures of Harry Wharton & Co. (Billy Bunter's friends) in Egypt ! (Beware: Two books have the same ISBN: 0093098901.). ISBN: 0093098901. Our Book No: 2588. $20 AUD.

177. Robertson, Wilfrid; Nicolle, Jack (illustrator) (1940). Gold Over the Border [Books for Boys]. London: Oxford University Press (OUP). 224 pp. Paperback dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), colour drawing frontispiece, black & white drawings, small losses edge jacket (design offset), edges lightly foxed, written & dated dedication, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. An East African mystery novel for young adults, set in Rhodesia and Zanzibar. Our Book No: 13118. $15 AUD.

178. Robertson, Wilfrid; Matthew, Jack (illustrator) (1945). The Affair of A.20: A Story of the Campaign in Madagascar (1st ed). London: Oxford University Press (OUP). 184 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket) black & white drawings, green fabric cover (corners little rubbed), edges & pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, spine ends & bottom edges little rubbed, bookshop label front pastedown, jacket chipped (piece missing base spine, slight loss corners, faint foxing & toning reverse side, few tiny holes along rear fore-edge), front fore-edge lightly rubbed, owner's written & dated dedication front flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This is an exciting young adult adventure novel based around the events of the British occupation of Madagascar during WW2. Our Book No: 27577. $30 AUD.

179. Sabates, illustrator (1965). Percy Pig's Glasses. London: Sandle's. Unnum 8 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, card cover, stapled (rusted), colour drawings, faint tide marks & toning inside covers (previous water contact now dry), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, 1960s, similar item by illustrator in British Library catalogue.) A scarce children's picture story, not listed in British Library online catalogue. Our Book No: 7077. $80 AUD.

180. Schools, Domestic Science (1936). Domestic Science Handbook (For the Use of the Pupils of Domestic Science Schools) (2nd ed). City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated. 128 pp. Paperback small, card cover, very good condition, drawings, tables, adverts, spine little faded cover, covers little marked & mottled, front cover corner little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Second edition (dated 1936). This book was issued to the pupils of domestic science schools. The old adverts, recipes and hints are a fascinating reminder of a bygone era. There is no publisher or location printed in the book, but most adverts are for businesses in New South Wales. The Trove catalogue lists up to the 8th edition of this book. (A similar format book was published in Victoria about this time.). Our Book No: 15803. $40 AUD.

181. Short, Bryan F. (1964). The Story of Australian Wool. Sydney: Readabout Books. 30 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, colour drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date. The colourfully illustrated story of sheep and woolgrowing in Australia. From a series of books for children and young adults that aim to bring Australia to life. Our Book No: 7146. $10 AUD.

182. Short, Wilsie N. (1950). A Book of Story Poems: Notes, Appreciation and Exercises. Sydney: College Press. 32 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, minor edgewear, front cover & page corners creased, pages lightly toned, slight loss spine ends, base of spine on covers & pages creased, rubber stamp. (Estimated date, not in Trove catalogue.) A little booklet published to aid the teaching of classic literature. These notes aim at supplying a background for understanding the stories, but they also aim at awakening interest in the way they are told. Rubber stamp of Dymock's Bookshop. Our Book No: 27493. $10 AUD.

183. Simpkins, H. B.; Choate, J. H. (illustrator) (1947). Geography with Rhyme and Reason. Adelaide: Department of Education, South Australia. 85 pp. Paperback wide octavo, card cover (black-coloured spine), fair condition, black & white drawings, rear cover corner tip removed, page corner tips creased, edge tears covers, faint tide marks edges rear cover (previous water contact now dry), notable edgewear (mostly spine), spine ends chipped, owner's written name. Geography reader for students in South Australian schools. The text is presented as poems to entertain readers. Our Book No: 12275. $10 AUD.

184. Smith, G. Barnett (1902). The Romance of the South Pole: Antarctic Voyages and Explorations (1st ed). London: Thomas Nelson. 235 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good condition, pictorial blue cloth cover, decorative spine, black & white plates including frontispiece, moderate foxing prelim pages (light on edges), light toning endpapers, corners lightly bumped, spine ends & cover corners little worn, minor edgewear, prize book plate front pastedown. A detailed and entertaining report for young adults on Antarctic navigation. Includes Captain Cook's first voyage, and later voyages leading to his death. The book is described as a young adults adventure, however it would be of interest for anyone who wants to learn about Antarctic life. Our Book No: 28470. $30 AUD.

185. Smythe, P. E. (1935). The Wind in the Willows: Notes, Appreciation and Exercises. Sydney: The College Press. 61 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet (staples concealed), good condition, minor edgewear, front cover & title page corner creased, bottom corner front cover & pages creased, pages lightly toned, minor foxing few pages, tiny tear top spine, slight loss base spine, small tear on spine. Estimated date: 1930s (Trove catalogue). A little booklet published to aid the teaching of classic literature. Chapter 1 serves as an introduction to the chief characters in the book, and it also sets the general background. Our Book No: 27490. $10 AUD.

186. Smythe, P. E. (1950). Youth and Gaspar Ruiz: Critical Notes, Appreciation and Exercises. Sydney: The College Press. 24 pp. Paperback small, thin card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, covers & corners little creased, pages lightly toned, slight loss base of spine, tiny tear rear cover, light foxing covers, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. Estimated date, about 1950 (stated as 19--, Trove catalogue). A little booklet published to aid the teaching of two novels by Joseph Conrad: "Youth" and "Gaspar Ruiz". Rubber stamp of Dymock's Bookshop. Our Book No: 27492. $10 AUD.

187. Smythe, P. E. (1956). Twelfth Night: Critical Notes, Appreciation and Exercises. Sydney: The College Press. 27 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet, good condition, front & rear cover & page corners creased, pages lightly toned, slight loss base spine, crease in front cover & title page, tiny tear fore-edge front cover & few pages, bottom corner rear cover removed, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. Estimated date: 1956, Trove catalogue. A little booklet published to aid the teaching of classic literature. A paraphrase of Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night. Rubber stamp, Dymock's Bookshop. Our Book No: 27491. $10 AUD.

188. Smythe, P. E. (1960). The Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Notes, Appreciation and Exercises. Sydney: The College Press. 13 pp. Paperback small, card cover, stapled pamphlet (staples concealed), good condition, rear cover corner tip creased, tiny edge tear rear cover, top corners creased some pages, pages lightly toned, rubber stamp inside front cover, minor edgewear. Estimated date: 1960, Trove catalogue. A little booklet published to aid the teaching of this poem. Our Book No: 27489. $10 AUD.

189. Stamp, C. E. (1943). Jonathan and his Billy-Goat Cart and the Strange Adventures that Can Happen to Owners of Billy-goat Carts When They Look for Them [Joy Series]. Melbourne: House of Barker. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, pictorial card covers (staples rusted), good condition, black & white & single-colour drawings, covers creased, pages toned, minor edgewear, small tear spine ends, rear cover marked & lightly stained, spine lightly worn, light foxing edges, owner's written name inside front cover. (Estimated date, 1943, Trove catalogue.) Children's picture book about a boy named Jonathan who took his billy-goat cart and met a lot of animals on his way to a picnic. A delightful old story, the drawings are wonderful and will bring real joy to children and adults alike. Our Book No: 26727. $15 AUD.

190. Sussams, T. W. (editor); Jarrett, W. E. (editor) (1950). Modern Verse for Town Boys and Girls (Reprint ed). Oxford / London: Oxford University Press / Geoffrey Cumberlege. 127 pp. Hardback small, decorative cover, very good condition, spine lightly toned, pages lightly toned as usual, minor edgewear, old price marks. Originally published, 1934 (this is 7th reprint in 1950). An anthology of poetry for British secondary schools. Our Book No: 16360. $10 AUD.

191. Taylor, Bronnie; Harrhy, Edith; Rentoul Outhwaite, Ida (illustrator) (1941). Songs for Young Australians (Reprint ed) [Imperial Edition, no 490: Plate B4098]. Melbourne, Adelaide, Bendigo: Allan & Co. 40 pp. Paperback wide octavo, good plus condition, black & white drawings (headers), faint vertical crease early pages, spine chipped & repaired archival tape, few small edge tears, minor edgewear. (Copyright date, 1941, Muir 7264, price 2/6. First edition.) Vocal sheet music for children (words by Taylor, music by Harrhy). The songs: Sleepyhead; The Little Bear; Wagtail; The Kookaburra's Dinner; The Camel; Nobody Knew; Doctor Kangaroo; I Want to go to the Zoo; Said the Kanga to the Emu; The Little Hunter; Storm Wind; The Train at night. Cover picture (fairy & 3 kookaburras) by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (signed IRO). Rear cover advert (146): "New Song Books for Children" (about 1949, possible reprint). Our Book No: 15546. $40 AUD.

192. Tennant, Kylie; Beck, Frank (illustrator) (1983). All the Proud Tribesmen. Melbourne: Macmillan Australia. 159 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), pages lightly toned as usual, top edge & top reverse side jacket little foxed (minor edgewear). The Australian writer's first novel for young adults. The volcanic island of Firecrest off the Australian coast is the scene of the beginning of this story. The islanders, mostly pearl-divers and fishermen are watched over by an indomitable schoolteacher, Miss Buchanan. A 12-year old boy, Kerri, is being coached by Miss Buchanan. Bud sudden and terrifying events overtake the islanders, requiring evacuation to the "ghostly" island of Malu. ISBN: 0333356349. Our Book No: 11686. $10 AUD.

193. Thurn-Taxis, Princess Mary (1982). The Tea Party of Miss Moon (From GrandMama's Tales) (1st ed). London: Andre Deutsch. Unnum 22 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour drawings, minor edgewear jacket (minimal faint foxing reverse side). This is a special story written about 1910 in English for Princess Mary's grandsons Raymond and Louis, to help them learn the language. The present edition is a facsimile of the Princess's manuscript, preserved in the Castle of Duino, on the Adriatic between Venice and Trieste (then part of the Austrian empire). This story is special among fairy stories because it is a family treasure. ISBN: 0233974830. Our Book No: 19962. $16 AUD.

194. Tombs, John (1948). The Zoo Garden Mystery: A Fantasy [Adventure Series, no. 1]. Melbourne: House of Barker. Unnum 12 pp. Paperback small quarto, pictorial card covers (staples lightly rusted), good condition, colour drawings, pages & inside covers toned, minor edgewear, small tear top spine, minor loss base spine, top corner front cover worn. (Estimated date, 1948, Trove catalogue). Children's picture book about a group of animals in a dream zoo who wanted to find out where the caterpillars had found their bright orange bands. A delightful old story, the drawings are wonderful and will bring real joy to children and adults alike. Our Book No: 27080. $22 AUD.

195. Trezise, Percy (1987). The Owl People (1st ed). Sydney: William Collins. Unnum 30 pp. Hardback square quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, tiny rubbed patch front free flyleaf, spine little faded. First edition. A beautifully illustrated children's picture book (from Aboriginal mythology) about the white-faced owl and the red mopoke owl who were brothers, and with their two sisters were travelling north looking for their grandmother, the old mopoke woman. Along the way they have many adventures. ISBN: 0001844857. Our Book No: 27938. $30 AUD.

196. Trickett, Joyce (1987). The Cattitudes of Chairman Miaow. Sydney: Spastic Centre of New South Wales. Unnum 48 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, beautiful colour drawings (some full-page), minor edgewear. A beautifully illustrated book about a ginger cat. The rhymes that go with each drawing are just a purrfect way to appeal to all cat lovers, both children and adults alike. The author has had a versatile career including teaching speech and drama. This book is her gift to the Spastic Centre. ISBN: 0959865756. Our Book No: 20363. $25 AUD.

197. Turlay Newberry, Clare (1968). April's Kittens. Mahwah, NJ: Troll Associates. 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, full-page black & white drawings, few light creases covers & pages, light creasing along spine (lightly faded), minor edgewear. A beautiful children's picture story that will appeal to any cat-lover. April lived in a tiny apartment in New York with her parents and her cat Sheeba. Sheeba had kittens and the family had to decide how many to keep. Our Book No: 24780. $10 AUD.

198. Turner, Ethel (1954). King Anne. London: Ward, Lock & Co. 250 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), frontispiece plate, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (star), flap clipped jacket, internal library markings (pocket, rubber stamps, barcode, plastic jacket), rear endpaper toned, otherwise internally excellent. (Estimated date, 1954, Burnet 36.3.) Novel for young adults by the author of Seven Little Australians. Our Book No: 24966. $15 AUD.

199. Turnley, Cole (compiler); Ebes, Hank (with) & Cole, E. W. (based on) (1984). Cole's Funny Puzzle Book. Melbourne: Cole Publications. 96 pp. Paperback quarto, good plus condition, black & white & single-colour drawings & cartoons, few pages lightly foxed, small piece removed base spine, covers little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners, small sticker mark inside front cover. Includes puzzles and games for children, inspired by two original picture books by E. W. Cole (this one compiled & edited by his grandson). Pictorial cover has a rainbow pattern. ISBN: 0909900132. Our Book No: 3007. $12 AUD.

200. Turnley, Cole (compiler); Ebes, Hank (with) & Cole, E. W. (based on) (1984). Cole's Funny Puzzle Book. Melbourne: Cole Publications. 96 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, black & white & single-colour drawings & cartoons, corner tip creased title page, rear cover lightly creased, minor edgewear corners, remainder stripe, copy 2. Includes puzzles and games for children, inspired by two original picture books by E. W. Cole (this one compiled & edited by his grandson). Pictorial cover has a rainbow pattern. ISBN: 0909900132. Our Book No: 3007A. $20 AUD.

201. Turnley, Cole (editor); Cole, E. W. (based on) (1986). Cole's Funny Picture Book, No. 3 (3rd, A&R ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson / Cole Publications. 193 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white drawings & cartoons & text-photos, colour photos, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults. Inspired by two original picture books by E. W. Cole. This one (No. 3) is edited by his grandson, Cole Turnley. The pictorial cover contains a rainbow pattern. Cover text includes: "Family amuser and instructor, to delight the children and make home happier. The best child's picture book in the world." ISBN: 0909900043. Our Book No: 13701. $40 AUD.

202. Turnley, Cole (editor); Cole, E. W. (based on) (1992). Cole's Funny Picture Book, No. 3 (4th, New Century ed). Melbourne: Cole Publications. 192 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings & cartoons & text-photos, top spine repaired but otherwise excellent, copy 2. A book of humour, cartoons, puzzles and wisdom for young adults. Inspired by two original picture books by E. W. Cole. This one (No. 3) is edited by his grandson. The pictorial cover contains a rainbow pattern. Cover text includes: "Family amuser and instructor, to delight the children and make home happier. The best child's picture book in the world." ISBN: 0909900213. Our Book No: 14158. $35 AUD.

203. University Press, Oxford (1943). A Picture Book of Birds. [Oxford]: Oxford University Press. 20 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), card cover, good condition, colour drawings, edgewear spine & corners. Estimated date: 1943 (Oxford University Library catalogue). A small children's picture book about birds. Each bird is illustrated by four sketches: male, female, young, egg. Our Book No: 8079. $10 AUD.

204. Valentine (1945). A Holiday at the Seaside. City Not Stated: Publisher Not Stated, Valentine. 10 pp. Paperback narrow quarto, stapled pamphlet (novelty design, human shape), very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-coloured) drawings, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Estimated date, 1945. This novelty booklet has drawings that are similar in style to the book "A Holiday at the Seaside" by Penelope Malcolm, published by Valentine Publishing, Melbourne, 1940s (of which 3 copies are in the Trove catalogue). Our Book No: 14614. $80 AUD.

205. Vautier, Dorothea; Burnet, Noel (photos) (1931). The Story of Teddy Koala. Sydney: W. H. Honey Publishing. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback large quarto, fair condition, black & white photos, colour photos (including frontispiece), new pastedowns, covers foxed & little scuffed & stained (corner creased front cover & rear cover near spine, edgewear), internally excellent. (Estimated date, 1931, Trove catalogue.) A children's picture story about the adventures of a koala. Stories by Dorothea Vautier (with centre spread verse). Photos by Noel Burnet, Koala Park. "N.S.W. Bookstall Co. Ltd" printed on rear cover. Our Book No: 4011. $30 AUD.

206. Verite, Marcelle; Ivanovsky, Elisabeth (illustrator) (1968). Tip Tip in the Sun (1st English ed). London: Geoffrey Chapman. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, pictorial boards, good condition, colour drawings, boards lightly scratched, spine ends lightly worn, two small sections rear fore-edge worn, few tiny dents top edge, hinges slightly loose, staples rusted, pages clean (no scribble), owner's written name & address front pastedown. A charming collectible children's story about a little sparrow who has many adventures and meets lots of new friends. The easy to read text and charming drawings will delight adults and children alike. A lovely old book to have, or add to any others about Tip Tip. Our Book No: 23206. $25 AUD.

207. Vickers, Alan (1991). Animal Stand. Sydney, Castle Hill: Peter Antill-Rose & Associates. Unnum 48 pp. Hardback folio (very large format), dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings, small edge tear jacket, owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Children's picture story about an Australian bushland adventure. Meet Pira the platypus, Bossly the wombat, Karl the kingfisher and Scaly the frillneck lizard as they battle a developer who wishes to destroy their homes. Beautiful full-page illustrations that cleverly include a coded message for you to solve (solution at the back of the book). ISBN: 1862821356. Our Book No: 6109. $20 AUD.

208. Wain, George (1949). The Adventures of Albert: Book 2: At School. London: Collins Clear-Type Press. 32 pp. Paperback, stapled pamphlet, very good condition, single-colour drawings, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear, minimal annotation (digit) one page. (Estimated date: 1949, Worldcat.) A school reader in the Albert and Alice Jenks series of four booklets. They have the flavour of a comic so as to encourage reading in youngsters. Our Book No: 10737. $10 AUD.

209. Walsh, Grahame L.; Morrison, John (illustrator) (1985). Didane the Koala: From a Legend of the Bidjara People of the Upper Warrego. Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press. Unnum 42 pp. Hardback oblong large quarto, jacket missing, good plus condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, edge tear (8 cm) single page repaired, base spine bumped, corner tips few pages creased, minor creases few pages. A children's picture story about a koala in Aboriginal mythology from the Bidjara people of central Queensland (near Roma and Carnarvon Gorge). Proceeds from original book sales supported the preservation of local Aboriginal rock art. ISBN: 0702218898. Our Book No: 5079. $25 AUD.

210. Watson, Ina; Cunningham, Walter (illustrator) (1955). Silvertail: The Story of a Lyrebird (Reprint ed). Sydney: John Sands / Distributed by Ure Smith. Unnum 42 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good plus dustjacket), pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, small black & white drawings, tide marks bottom spine corner covers & jacket (previous water contact now dry), front flap jacket little thinned, minor edgewear, internally very good condition. A collectible children's picture story about the life history of a family of lyrebirds living in the hills of Southern Victoria. This is the reprint edition, undated (1950s), containing jacket design printed on front & rear boards, and distributed by Ure Smith. Our Book No: 15281. $10 AUD.

211. Watson, Jane Werner; Sayles, William (illustrator) (1955). The First Golden Geography: A Beginner's Introduction to Our Worlds [A Little Golden Book]. Sydney: Golden Books. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback square, pictorial board cover, stapled spine (black & gilt strip), very good condition. The scarce Australian edition of this Little Golden book. Our Book No: 12752. $10 AUD.

212. Whitcombe (1944). Whitcombe's Human Geography Reader: Grade V: Australia, Its People and Progress (2nd ed). Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 160 pp. Paperback small, fair condition, card cover, black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, corner title page clipped (loss of text from title), sticker mark & creasing title page, cover creased & little faded & marked, internally complete & good condition. Second or revised edition. Our Book No: 15294. $15 AUD.

213. Whitcombe (1953). Rip Van Winkle (For Children 8 to 9 Years) [Whitcombe's story books, no 333 (G4067)]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback small, green & sepia (brown-coloured) card cover, good plus condition, staples rusted, tide marks top corner near spine (no crinkled pages) (previous water contact now dry), bottom corners creased, corners little worn. (Publication date, 1953, McLaren catalogue.) Adaptation of the classic story by Washington Irving. Our Book No: 2949. $10 AUD.

214. White, E.B. (1963). Charlotte's Web (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 174 pp. Paperback, very good condition, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. Children's story about a little girl named Fern, who with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig Wilbur from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs. The illustrations make this a very appealing story for children of any age. ISBN: 0140301852. Our Book No: 20906. $10 AUD.

215. Whitfield, J. M.; Lambert, G. W. (illustrator) (1912). The Spirit of the Bush Fire Series: Part I. Sydney: William Brooks & Company. 101 pp. Paperback small, thick card cover (green cloth spine), fair plus condition, black & white drawings (some full-page), school library rubber stamps, covers worn & soiled, spine ends worn, pages little foxed & marked, corner tips worn (few torn), old price marks. (Written name dated Nowra, 1912. Trove catalog states 1910s.) Part 1 of a three-part series of short stories (fairy tales) for children and young adults, written by Jessie M. Lambert (Mrs Owen Harris) and illustrated by George W. Lambert (incorrectly printed as C. W. Lambert). The short stories are: The Spirit of the Bush Fire; The Beaching of the Collaroy; The Mermaid's Ballroom; Microscopic Tim's Adventures (a series of eight stories with introduction). Our Book No: 14369. $18 AUD.

216. Whitman (1950). Tatters. Sydney: Golden Press / Colourtone (Printer). 8 pp. Paperback narrow octavo, very good condition, stapled (rusted), colour drawings, novelty edges (top edge wavy patten, bottom corner rounded), edgewear, non-author written dedication. (Estimated date, 1950s, Trove catalogue. Originally published by Whitman, USA, 1949.) Delightful little children's book about the adventure a pet dog Tatters. Edges have an unconventional wavy (novelty) design. Our Book No: 23588. $20 AUD.

217. Windross, Aurella A. (1957). Why? - and Because: 23 Nature Study Projects for Junior Classes (Unstated Australian, reprint ed). Sydney: Whitcombe & Tombs. 48 pp. Paperback quarto, card cover, very good condition, many black & white drawings, few small faint stains covers, bottom corner covers & pages little creased, sticker title page, minor annotation contents page (tick marks). Unstated Australian edition, containing a section on the platypus. School textbook: sections on plant life, insect life, bird life, miscellaneous (snail, frog, platypus, do you know?, can you tell?, have you seen?). Our Book No: 14670. $15 AUD.

218. Witcombe, Eleanor (1949). The Bushranger. Sydney, Mosman: Mosman Children's Theatre Club (MCTC). 4 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, single folded sheet, pages creased & lightly toned. This small pamphlet lists the cast of this play for children. Also presents the story behind "The Bushranger". It is a tale of happenings on the old Bathurst Road during the turbulent days of the Gold Rush. The rear pages contains a notice for an exhibition of children's art, as well a list of committee members of the MCTC. Our Book No: 15471. $10 AUD.

219. Woods, Barbara; Pike, B. E. [Betty] (illustrator) (1944). The Adventurous Koalas. Melbourne: J. B. Picken & Sons. 48 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, stapled (rusted), full-page colour drawings, pages lightly toned, spine repaired (transparent archival tape), faint creasing & marking, minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation, owner's written name. Delightful little children's picture story about the adventures of two koalas. (Estimated date, 1944, Trove catalogue. Muir 8167. The probable later of two cover designs.). Our Book No: 16902. $40 AUD.

220. Wright, Judith; Wright, Annette (illustrator) (1960). The Day the Mountains Played (1st ed). Brisbane: Jacaranda Press. 47 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, good condition, colour illustrations, endpapers & pages lightly toned & foxed, edgewear, spine ends & corners worn & bumped, small dent fore-edge, boards little marked, spine little rubbed, top corner flyleaf clipped. A children's picture story about two Aboriginal boys named Darri and Cobadong and their dingo Purnung who went everywhere together in Queensland. They are helped in protecting their tribe from Doolamai Warriors by the Great Mountains. Our Book No: 28098. $13 AUD.

221. Wrightson, Patricia; Horder, Margaret (illustrator) (1968). I Own the Racecourse! [and] Letter (1st U.K. ed). London: Hutchinson. 159 pp. Hardback dustjacket, minimal EX-LIBRARY, very good condition (in good dustjacket), edgewear jacket (flap creased), library markings (barcode, digits), paperclip marks first few pages, autograph (illustrator's written name & date), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Novel for young adults about Andy who believes he has bought a racecourse. Loosely inserted letter (minor foxing): Letter from Margaret Horder (the illustrator) to the publisher, in which she reveals the publisher had turned down her jacket designs and substituted "this curious affair". A unique item. ISBN: 0000852206. Our Book No: 15929. $40 AUD.

222. Wrightson, Patricia; Horder, Margaret (illustrator) (1968). A Racecourse for Andy (1st stated ed). New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. 156 pp. Hardback dustjacket, minimal EX-LIBRARY, good condition (in good dustjacket), edgewear jacket (small piece top spine removed, edges lightly foxed & frayed), top spine & top edge cloth cover notably rubbed, corner tips few pages lightly creased, library markings (barcode, digits), autograph (illustrator's comments prelim page), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Novel for young adults about Andy who believes he has bought a racecourse. Written comments by Margaret Horder (illustrator): "American title for 'I Own the Racecourse'". A unique item. Our Book No: 15942. $20 AUD.

223. Wyss, J. D. [as Wyss]; MM, Telery et Pegard, illustrators & Montolieu, Madame Isabelle de (translator) (1861). Le Robinson Suisse: Contenant la Suite Donnee par l'Auteur: Traduction Nouvelle. Paris: Morozot, Libraire-Editeur. 464 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, very good condition, brown cloth cover (embossed bands, gilt spine lettering & decoration), full-page black & white engravings, frontispiece engraving (tissue guard, toned & torn repaired), all edges gilt, flexible endpapers, edgewear, some foxing (mainly end pages & page edges), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. A novel for young adults written in German in 1812, inspired by Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. It was translated by Montolieu into French in 1814, altering the ending. This is a later version of this French translation. A Swiss family is shipwrecked on a desert island en route to Port Jackson, New South Wales. Our Book No: 16805. $50 AUD.