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1. Abbott, Joyce (1955). Playabout: A Picture-Story Reader (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, good plus condition, illustrated flexible card covers, black & single-colour drawings, edge tears some pages, spine scuffed (school tape removed), staples rusted, minor edgewear corners. A charming picture story (school reader) about the traditional adventures of two Aboriginal children named Arua and Tidja in the bush. The easy-to-read text and the delightful 60 drawings will appeal to any age. (1 of 2 copies available.). Our Book No: 29111. $20 AUD.

2. Aidmasta (1967). Sunny Stories: A Reader for Infant Schools (3 booklets). Sydney: Aidmasta Productions. 24 + 32 + 31 pp. Each issue (booklets 1 to 3): Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, card covers, 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. $15 AUD.

3. Ainsworth, Ruth (1954). Fun, Fires and Friends (Stage One, Book 7) (1st ed) [Ruth Ainsworth Readers]. London: William Heinemann. 30 pp. Paperback thin trade, good condition, illustrated card covers, black & white drawings, corner tips covers & some pages little creased, pages lightly toned, slight loss top corner tip front cover, cover little loose (pages firm), minor edgewear. A school reader story about two boys named Sandy and Sammy, and their new friends Peggy and Bob. Bob likes to boast, so he does not get along with Sandy and Sammy at first. Our Book No: 29126. $15 AUD.

4. Ainsworth, Ruth (1954). Sugar and Spice (Stage One, Book 6) (1st ed) [Ruth Ainsworth Readers]. London: William Heinemann. 30 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, illustrated card covers, black & white drawings, spine ends little worn, top spine rubbed, corner tips little creased, front hinge little split (pages firm), pages faintly toned, small mark one page, minor edgewear. A charming school reader story about two mice who lived with a boy named Teddy. They escaped from their own mouse house and take up residence in a dolls house. Our Book No: 29125. $15 AUD.

5. Ainsworth, Ruth (1955). A Pill for Owl (Stage One, Book 9) (1st ed) [Ruth Ainsworth Readers]. London: William Heinemann. 30 pp. Paperback thin trade, good condition, illustrated card covers, black & white drawings, spine ends little rubbed, corner tips covers & few pages lightly creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A delightful school reader story about an owl who has a cold and the other animals try to convince him that he needs medicine to feel better, but he says he is fine. Our Book No: 29128. $15 AUD.

6. Ainsworth, Ruth (1955). Black Bill (Stage One, Book 8) (1st ed) [Ruth Ainsworth Readers]. London: William Heinemann. 30 pp. Paperback thin trade, good condition, illustrated card covers, black & white drawings, spine ends little rubbed, corner tips covers & few pages lightly creased, pages faintly toned, slight bump base spine, two ink stripes bottom edge, minor edgewear. A delightful story about a rabbit named Snowdrop who was looked after very well by her owner, Susan. Snowdrop had some unhappy adventures with some wild rabbits whose leader was named Black Bill, when she left her home to follow them. Snowdrop does make it back home, and is very happy to be there with Susan. Our Book No: 29127. $15 AUD.

7. Aldous, Allan; Mackinlay, Miguel (illustrator) (1945). McGowan Goes to Sea (1st ed). London: Oxford University Press (OUP). 154 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

8. Allen, L. H. (1924). Billy-Bubbles: Child Songs (2nd, reissue ed). [Sydney}: [Teacher's College Press]. 40 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket, good plus condition, paper-covered boards (marked), quarter-bound (cloth spine & corners), few pages little creased during manufacture, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, faint owner's written name front cover. Poems by a sometime senior lecturer in English, Teacher's College Sydney, and professor of English at Royal Military College. (Possibly a reprint of the second edition, lacking the title page that has the Teacher's College Press imprint, but retains the second title page, which just states the publication date. A few pages are poorly cut, as the text is not centred on these pages.). Our Book No: 17117. $20 AUD.

9. 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 & toned, edges little frayed), front hinge little split (pages firm), pages lightly toned, edges toned, some 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. $60 AUD.

10. 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.

11. Aronsten, Joan; Adams, Adye (illustrator); Holland, Dulcie (music) (1955). Charley, the Concrete - Mixer. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 16 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, stapled, illustrated flexible covers (little marked), colour drawings, music scores, spine rubbed, tide marks top & bottom edge all pages (previous water marks now dry, does not affect text), single centre sheet little loose at staples, small tear bottom edge single page, minor edgewear. A children's picture story (containing some music scores) about the adventures of a cement mixer. Charley was very upset when the new men that filled in when Mr Bert went on holidays left him out in the rain. Next day, Charley would not work, so the new men put him on the scrap-heap. Mr Bert and his men returned and found him. Mr Bert fixed Charley's rusty screw, and he happily returned to work singing his cement mixer song. A charming book for any age. (Estimated date, 1950s.). Our Book No: 29208. $25 AUD.

12. Arthur, Ruth M.; Turvey, R. M. (illustrator) (1950). The Crooked Brownie [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 62 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, card cover, black & white drawings (some hand-coloured), black & white plates, staples rusted, cover base spine torn (archival tape repair), pages faintly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, faint price sticker marks, rubber shop stamp, owner's written name. No 353 in this series for ages 8 to 9 years. A story about a brownie (small goblin). (Estimated date, 1950, McLaren no. 353e, G3721. Originally published in 1936 by Harrap, London. Rubber stamp of Anthony Horderns. Written name of Lynette Wood, Lakemba, Class 5A.). Our Book No: 16954. $18 AUD.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 22037. $10 AUD.

16. Barnard, Marjorie (1943). The Persimmon Tree and Other Stories. Sydney: Clarendon Publishing Company. 160 pp. Hardback small, no 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.

17. 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.

18. Bedford, Eric (1944). Scum o' the Seas. Sydney: Currawong Press. 240 pp. Hardback small, no 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.

19. Bennett, Rodney (1950). The Unexpected Christmas [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 80 pp. Paperback, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (two hand-coloured), cover little marked (staples rusted), fore-edge little stained, patchy foxing edges, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, shop sticker. No 368 in this series for ages 8 to 10 years. A story about preparing for Christmas celebrations. (Estimated date, 1950, McLaren no. 368, G2752. Anthony Horderns sticker front cover.). Our Book No: 16948. $15 AUD.

20. Bennett, Rodney; Aris, Ernest (illustrator) (1951). Adventures of Hoppity Bobtail [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 128 pp. Paperback, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, staples rusted, covers toned & little marked, pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. No 218 in this series for ages 7 to 9 years. A story about the adventures of rabbits. (Estimated date, 19xx, McLaren no. 218e, G3822. Originally published, London, 1942.). Our Book No: 16952. $15 AUD.

21. Bennett, Rodney; Whydale, E. Herbert (illustrator) (1953). The Marvellous Adventures of Percy Pig [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 114 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, staples rusted, minor foxing covers & edges, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. No 215 in this series for ages 7 to 9 years. A story about farm animals. (Estimated date, 1953, McLaren no. 215f, G3722. Originally published, 1935. Rubber stamp of Anthony Horderns.). Our Book No: 16949. $20 AUD.

22. 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.

23. Black, Hermina (1961). Love for Francesca (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 223 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

24. 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. $25 AUD.

25. 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. $15 AUD.

26. Blyton, Enid (retold) (1960). Brer Rabbit and His Friends (1st Australian ed) [Olde Thatch Series]. Melbourne: Macmillan & Co. 64 pp. Paperback small, good condition, green flexible pictorial covers, black & white drawings, pages lightly toned, mark top edge, top spine little rubbed, covers little faded, spine & one page little creased, front hinge little split (pages firm), minor edgewear. A book of short stories for children in which with full-page black & white drawings Brer Rabbit is joined by Brer Fox and a cast of characters. Our Book No: 29212. $18 AUD.

27. Bohny, Nicholas (1982). The New Picture Book, being Pictorial Lessons on Form, Comparison, and Number, for Children Under Seven Years of Age, with Explanations [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 36 pp. Hardback oblong folio, very good plus condition, colour plates, pictorial board cover (red cloth spine), in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. The 36 single-sided pages of colour drawings, two or three per page, each picture of familiar things, has a caption underneath asking questions about the picture. Originally published in Germany, 1850, then (English translation) in Edinburgh by Edmonston & Douglas, 1858. By German educator, who believed that children initially learn by doing and visualising pictures. Inspired by Froebel's Kindergarten movement, involving creative play. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16943. $50 AUD.

28. Bonn, Franz (1978). The Children's Theatre: A Reproduction of the Antique Pop-up Book (Reproduced ed). London / New York: Kestrel Books / Viking Press. Unnum 4 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour pop-up drawings, corners bumped, tiny scuff front cover, spine & bottom edge covers lightly faded, spine little slack (no loose pages), spine little creased. This book, originally published in 1878, by J. F. Schreiber of Esslingen, Germany, contains four scenes on stage: one from Little Red Riding Hood, one from Hansel and Gretel, one showing the nativity scene, and the final one with a family around the tree on Christmas Eve. All four pictures have all their parts in place which is unusual for a pop-up book. A charming children's picture book that can be acted out with family and friends. ISBN: 0722655363. Our Book No: 29662. $16 AUD.

29. 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.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. Briand, Pierre Cesar (1834). Aventures d'un Jeune Naufrage, ou Voyages d'un Petit Negre a Recherche de Son Maitre: Histoire Maritime Veritable Racontee aux Enfans par l'Auteur du Voyage d'un Chien. Paris: Librarie Enfantine et Juvenile de Pierre Maumus. 285 pp. Hardback small, good condition, original brown leather cover (spine decoration & label), marbled endpapers & edges, black & white engravings (frontispiece, title page & two internal pages), cover & gilt & title label rubbed (edgewear), string bookmark, dated prize bookplate, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (acetate). Title translation: "Adventures of a Young Wreck, or Voyages of a Little Negro in Search of His Master: True Maritime History Taught to Children by the Author of a Dog's Journey". A children's adventure story with an abolitionist message regarding slavery. Monsieur de Ternan, the French heir to a tobacco plantation in Marinique, is a reluctant slave owner, an enlightened man who has received his education in Philadelphia [where abolition of slavery was especially promoted]. On a voyage back to France with his African servant, Congo, the two are separated after a shipwreck in the Atlantic, and Congo must survive first in Cork (Ireland), then in London, before returning to the Antilles and gaining his freedom. (Estimated date, 1834. No copy available in Australian libraries.). Our Book No: 16845. $140 AUD.

33. 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, fair condition (reading copy), pictorial cover (some marks), colour drawing frontispiece, spine re-glued (edgewear), spine ends chipped, corners bumped, pages & edges toned, edgewear, spine sticker, old price marks. (Estimated date, 1933, Worldcat.) Crime fiction novel for young adults about a stolen car. Our Book No: 15047. $10 AUD.

34. Browne, Frances (1951). Granny's Wonderful Chair [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback, good condition, card cover (blue & orange on pale orange), full-page black & white drawings (including frontispiece), spine repaired (archival tape), centre page spread LOOSE, staples rusted, top corner tip covers removed, pages toned particularly edges, minor edgewear, old price marks. No 301 in this series for children of ages 8 to 9 years. A fairy story about a little girl named Snowflake and her very old grandmother Dame Frostyface. (Estimated date, 1951, McLaren 301l, no G number, printed by Purbrick (the last of 12 editions). Originally published by Whitcombe, 1908, being an adaptation of "Granny's wonderful chair and tales of fairy times", London, 1856. Our Book No: 17009. $15 AUD.

35. 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 small octavo, 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.

36. Bruce, Mary Grant; Macfarlane, J. (illustrator) (1926). Timothy in Bushland (Reprint ed). London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock. 239 pp. Hardback small 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.

37. Bruce, Mary Grant (1955). Golden Fiddles (Reprint ed). London: Ward Lock & Co. 256 pp. Hardback small octavo, 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.

38. Bruce, Mary Grant (1958). Norah of Billabong (Reprint ed). London & Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co. 224 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, red cloth cover, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white frontispiece, flap clipped jacket, edges lightly foxed (mainly op edge), old price marks, owner's written name 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.) SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 21035. $20 AUD.

39. 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.

40. Burrow, Aileen L. (1944). Little Shepherd: The Life Story of a Little Dog Founded on Fact [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 64 pp. Paperback, good condition, card cover (blue & orange on pale orange), black & white drawings (including full-page & frontispiece), spine repaired, pages toned particularly edges, minor edgewear, shop rubber stamp. No 410 in this series for children of ages 9 to 10 years. A story about the mysterious dog living among the sheep on Coolabah Station. (Estimated date, 1944, McLaren no. 410d, no G number, printed by Purbrick. Originally published, 1922. Rubber stamp of Anthony Horderns department store.). Our Book No: 17008. $25 AUD.

41. 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, cover corners little worn & bumped, boards little creased, 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. $15 AUD.

42. 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.

43. Carus Wilson, Rev. W. (1835). The Children's Friend (3 Volumes). London: Kirkby Lonsdale / Printed and Sold by A. Foster. 288 + 288 + 288 pp. Each volume: Hardback small, good plus condition, contemporary quarter-bound dark brown leather (spine & corners), marbled boards, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, corners covers lightly rubbed, minor rubbing spine, minor foxing few pages, spine ends little rubbed, few marks endpapers, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Three volumes: For the Year 1835 Volume XII (Volume 12), nos. 133 to 144, January to December; For the Year 1836 Volume XIII (Volume 13), nos. 145 to 156, January to December; For the Year 1837 Volume XIV (Volume 14), nos. 157 to 168, January to December. These wonderful little books have uplifting tales for children. The tales are set in the Regency period and are one of the earliest children's books with stories and poems to keep young minds active. The charming woodcuts help to tell many of the stories. Our Book No: 29090. $150 AUD.

44. 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.

45. 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. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 21656. $10 AUD.

46. Cole, E. W. (1948). Cole's Great Girls' Book. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 192 pp. Hardback small quarto, no 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.

47. 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.

48. Cole, E. W. (Edward William) (1983). Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 (74th, Millionth-Copy ed). Melbourne, Hawthorn: Cole Publications. 189 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial board cover (rainbow pattern), many black & white drawings & cartoons, few colour pages at front, small rubbed spot title page top corner, minimal foxing top edge, rubber spot minor edgewear. This favourite comic, poetry and puzzle book for young adults was originally published by the eccentric Melbourne bookseller in 1879. This collector's edition celebrates the sale of 1,000,000 copies, and is limited to 25,000 copies. ("No 1" on top corner front cover and spine.). ISBN: 0909900124. Our Book No: 3114. $30 AUD.

49. Cole, Ida J. L. (1949). Koo the Kookaburra (Reprint ed) [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), good plus condition, black & white drawings, small patch front cover (manufacture defect), front cover corner creased, minor edgewear, copy 1. Estimated date: 1949 (G3046, McLaren 360b, reprint of 1941 edition). No 360 in the 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.

50. Cole, Ida J. L. (1949). Koo the Kookaburra (Reprint ed) [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Christchurch: Whitcombe & Tombs. 40 pp. Paperback small, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), good plus condition, black & white drawings (many hand-coloured), minor edgewear, owner's written name, copy 2. Estimated date: 1949 (G3046, McLaren 360b, reprint of 1941 edition). No 360 in the story books series. Australian nature story for children and young adults. (Written name, in child's script: Lynette Wood, Lakemba.). Our Book No: 8967A. $10 AUD.

51. 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.

52. Collingwood, Harry; Piffard, Harold (illustrator) (1906). Dick Leslie's Luck: A Story of Shipwreck and Adventure. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK). 384 pp. Hardback small thick octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cloth cover (rear cover little flecked, spine minimally faded), four colour plates (including frontispiece), rebacked (new endpapers), pages lightly toned, edges foxed, minor edgewear, bookplate. (Estimated date, 1906, Worldcat, bookplate dated 1920.) A maritime adventure for young adults. Dick Leslie was a mystery passenger on a ship, the Golden Fleece, bound for Australia. After a shipwreck, the action ends up in the Pacific. Not in Muir. Harry Collingwood was the pen-name of civil engineer William Lancaster (1851 - 1922) who wrote many juvenile maritime novels. (School prize bookplate, Leslie Hunt, Christ Church Sunday School, Luton.). Our Book No: 16614. $120 AUD.

53. Comenius, Johann A.; Hoole, Charles (translator) (1982). Orbis Sensualium Pictus: Visible World [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 204 pp. Hardback very small, very good plus condition, light brown board cover (gilt lettering), black & white drawings, text in two columns, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of the classic children's education book (12th English edition, 1777, with woodcuts replacing the previous engravings). His book pioneered the use of pictures to teach children about the world. Originally published in Germany in 1657. The first English edition (The Visible World) was in 1658. Parallel text in English and Latin. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16958. $25 AUD.

54. 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.

55. 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, minor edgewear, 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.

56. 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.

57. Crane, Walter (1982). The Alphabet of Old Friends / Puss in Boots (2 books) [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. Unnum 16 + Unnum 20 pp. Each book: Paperback large quarto, very good plus condition, colour plates (drawings), both in the same cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Two classic children's picture books in verse, with interleaved blank pages (Walter Crane's artistic "toy books"). Crane's Puss in Boots was published in 1897, and his alphabet book was published in 1875. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16955. $50 AUD.

58. Crane, Walter (1982). Baby's Own Aesop [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 56 pp. Hardback small square octavo, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, papered boards (green cloth spine), colour drawings, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. A classic children's picture book, fabulously illustrated, one of three similar books that followed Walter Crane's successful "toy books". Subtitle: Being the fables condensed in rhyme with portable morals pictorially pointed, engraved and printed in colours by Edmund Evans. Originally published by George Routledge, London, in 1887. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17048. $40 AUD.

59. Cruikshank, George (1982). Hop-o' My-thumb and the Seven League Boots [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 34 pp. Paperback small, very good plus condition, card cover, full-page black & white drawings, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a children's story of a drunken father abandoning his children who then encounter an ogre: being an adaptation of an old fairy tale, but here rewritten to support the temperance movement. Charles Dickens severely criticised changing the words of old fairy tales. Originally published by David Bogue, London, in 1853, as part of George Cruikshank's Fairy Library. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17011. $20 AUD.

60. Cummings, Ray (1946). The Shadow Girl. London: Gerald G. Swan. 186 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

61. 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 (covered), black & white drawings (some full-page), lower corner tip front cover removed, spine ends worn, pages faintly toned, some creasing & edgewear & small 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. $25 AUD.

62. 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.

63. 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, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. (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.

64. Dean & Son, Publisher (1982). Cinderella: Dean & Son's Pantomime Toy Books with Five Set Scenes and Nine Trick Changes [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 10 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings (some pages smaller), adverts at rear, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. A children's pantomime booklet, originally published about 1880. The classic tale of Cinderella is told in verse. The centre pages consist of colour drawings on pages of different sizes which display a pantomime when the pages are flipped. (Pagination includes inside covers. One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16934. $25 AUD.

65. Derwent, Lavinia (1960). Fin, the Fish (Australian ed). Sydney: Collins Clear-Type Press / William Collins (Overseas). 31 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, flexible cover, black & white drawings, inner hinge little split (pages firm), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The scarce Australian edition of this little reader for school children. Contains six short stories: Fin, the fish - A change of tune - The Dutch doll - The lost star - The home-less rabbit - Mrs. Crow. One of seven titles in this Collins Clear-Type series. (Estimated date, Trove.). Our Book No: 16970. $15 AUD.

66. 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. $10 AUD.

67. 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 small octavo, 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. $50 AUD.

68. 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. $10 AUD.

69. Dore Boylston, Helen (1954). Sue Barton: Neighbourhood Nurse (Reprint ed) [Sue Barton Series]. London: John Lane / Bodley Head. 207 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus 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.

70. Doyle, Richard (1982). In Fairy-land: Pictures From the Elf-world, with a Poem by William Allingham [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 31 pp. Hardback very large folio (390 x 275 mm), very good plus condition, colour plates (including drawings), pictorial embossed dark green cloth cover (gilt decoration & borders & lettering), gilt edges, in cardboard slipcase. Heavy (1.3 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Facsimile edition. Originally published by Longmans, Green in 1870. The 31 single-sided pages contain 16 colour plates interleaved with poetic text. The illustrator was the uncle of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was a lifetime believer in fairies. Allingham was an Irish poet associated with the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16942. $90 AUD.

71. 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.

72. 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.

73. Education, Department of (1938). Domestic Science Handbook 1938. Melbourne: Department of Education of Victoria / Osboldstone. 128 pp. Hardback small, orange papered boards, good plus 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. Robur tea advert on rear cover. (Stated date, 1938. There was also a similar edition without publication imprint for New South Wales.). Our Book No: 25381. $20 AUD.

74. Education, Department of; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1959). At the Farm. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). unnum 50 pp. Paperback wide trade, good condition, dark blue flexible cover (lightly marked), stapled pamphlet, colour drawings, cover edges little frayed, staples lightly rusted, minimal foxing, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, pages faintly toned, faint stain bottom edge, small edge tears, minor scuffing, pencil annotation few pages, rubber stamps. (Estimated date, late 1950s.) Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Cover sketch: farm animals. Fay and Don visit a farm and meet the Brown family and all the farm animals. Word list at the rear. No mention of the Infants Reading Committee. Our Book No: 29114. $15 AUD.

75. 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, corner creased single page, staples rusted, minor foxing edges, edgewear (particularly spine ends), owner's written name inside front cover, copy 1. Collectible children's picture story. Adapted from the George Edwards radio serial, "The Search for the Golden Boomerang" by Lorna Bingham. Violet Crumble advert on rear cover. Muir 697. Complete with all three colour plates. Our Book No: 16119. $25 AUD.

76. Edwards, George; Bingham, Miss (Lorna) (1943). The Lost Tribe (From the Golden Boomerang Serial). Sydney: Winn & Co. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, fair condition only, card covers, black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings, DUPLICATED PAGES, spine & bottom edge cover very worn, pages lightly toned (title page toned & top edge short cut), covers creased & little marked, bottom edge front cover torn (corner tip removed), main edge & spine tears repaired, staples rusted, edges lightly foxed, edgewear, copy 2. Collectible children's picture story. Adapted from the George Edwards radio serial, "The Search for the Golden Boomerang" by Lorna Bingham. Violet Crumble advert on rear cover. Muir 697. Complete with all three colour plates, but four pages as a block are duplicated (pages 19 to 22, including a colour plate). Our Book No: 16119A. $15 AUD.

77. 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.

78. Ellsworth, E. E. (1961). Doctor Noreen (Reprint ed) [Crown Library, No 5]. London: Lutterworth Press. 120 pp. Hardback octavo, 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. $10 AUD.

79. 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.

80. 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.

81. Fletcher, J. A. (1955). Tommy's Ride on the Emu [Whitcombe's Story Books no. 311]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 32 pp. Paperback, good condition, black & white drawings, cover & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, plastic tape along spine, rubber stamps. An illustrated story for children aged 8 or 9 years. Tommy goes to the lagoon to fish, but comes across an emu. The emu carries him about, and shows him the traditions of the local Aborigines. A scarce item, but the previous school owner has "improved" it by applying narrow tape along the spine. McLaren 311i, dated about 1955: printed by Purbrick, navy blue & red on cream cover, no printed price, Whitcombe's Story Books advert on rear cover. (1 of 2 available copies.). Our Book No: 4183. $20 AUD.

82. 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.

83. 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.

84. 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.

85. Fullarton, Nan (1946). A Day in the Bush. Sydney: Invincible Press. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small quarto, pictorial 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.

86. 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.

87. 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. $60 AUD.

88. Gibbs, May (1923). Nuttybub and Nittersing (1st ed) [The Story of Nuttybub and Nittersing]. Melbourne: Osboldstone & Co. 88 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial board cover (colour overlay), full-page sepia (brown-coloured) plates, black & white drawings, rebacked (spine repaired, new grey cloth spine), edges lightly toned & foxed, minor edgewear & rubbing, owner's pencilled written name. First edition. A classic Australian children's tale about the gumnut babies. When Nittersing was a tiny baby Nut, something terrible happened. He was stolen by the nasty Banksia Man. It takes years for Nuttybub and his friend Mr Lizard to rescue Nittersing. (Muir 2763. "The story of" appears on the front cover and prelim page, but not title page.). Our Book No: 4213. $320 AUD.

89. Gibbs, May (1929). Little Ragged Blossom and More About Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (1st Gumnut ed) [Gumnut Readers]. Sydney: Cornstalk Publishing Company. 88 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (few full-page, including frontispiece), staples rusted, minor foxing edges & some pages, minor edgewear. An illustrated little reader for young adults, based on her Gumnut babies children's books. One of the scarcest of May Gibbs titles to find in such excellent condition. (Originally published in 1920 as a quarto, this is the first small Gumnut Reader edition.). Our Book No: 17275. $130 AUD.

90. Gibbs, May (1932). Little Ragged Blossom and More About Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (Gumnut, reprint ed) [Gumnut Readers]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 88 pp. Paperback very small, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (few full-page, including frontispiece), staples very rusted (adjacent page stained, spine missing at staples), cover marked & stained (some insect damage top front cover), edgewear, non-author written dedication. An illustrated little reader for young adults, based on her Gumnut babies children's books. Written dedication: "To dear little John with happy birthday greetings. Love from Aunty Mollie." (Originally published as a quarto in 1920, this is a later reprint in the small reader format.). Our Book No: 17299. $40 AUD.

91. Gibbs, May (1933). Two Little Gum-nuts (Chucklebud and Wunkydoo: Their Strange Adventures) (Reader, reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 72 pp. Paperback very small, very good condition, card cover, black & white drawings (few full-page, including page following title page), staples rusted, covers little foxed (rear cover little stained), few small faint dents in covers & endpapers, pages little toned as usual, some edgewear, non-author written dedication. An illustrated little reader for young adults, based on her Gumnut babies children's books. One of the scarcer of May Gibbs titles to find in such very good condition. Written dedication: "Wishing Bob a happy Christmas 1939, from David." (Originally published 1924 as a quarto, this is a reprint of the small format reader edition.). Our Book No: 17297. $100 AUD.

92. 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.

93. 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. $10 AUD.

94. 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.

95. 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.

96. 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.

97. 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.

98. 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.

99. 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.

100. 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.

101. 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. $15 AUD.

102. Gurr, Robin (1955). Red Pepper: The Story of an Australian Horse (Reprint ed). Sydney: Australasian Publishing Company. 86 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, flexible green cloth covers, black & white drawings, edges covers little frayed, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, spine ends little worn, pages lightly toned, possible library marks front endpapers (label removal), minor edgewear. This reader for young adults, written and illustrated by Robin Gurr, is about a pony named Red Pepper who grew into a fine race horse. In his later years he was owned by a girl who loved horses, and he found a new friend in a Dalmatian dog, but he had many adventures on his way to a better future. A wonderful story inspired by "Triple Glass". Our Book No: 29119. $20 AUD.

103. 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.

104. Ham, Olive M. (1958). Nightingale Cottage [Snowdrop Series]. London: Pickering & Inglis. 64 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), colour frontispiece, pages lightly toned, front flyleaf little creased, small marks few pages, edges lightly foxed, reverse side edges lightly foxed jacket (small loss spine ends, flap clipped), award bookplate front free flyleaf, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 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. $12 AUD.

105. 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.

106. Hardie, Sonia; Dobson, Nancy (illustrator) (1929). Story Time (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 86 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, good condition, maroon cloth covered boards, gilt drawing front cover, illustrated endpapers, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), minor foxing edges, gilt title faded spine, edges & corners covers little rubbed, top spine little chipped, few small marks front cover, endpapers & pages lightly toned, light foxing endpapers & some pages, front inner hinge split (pages firm), minor edgewear, non-author written dedication. A charming small book of stories for children, in the form of 85 Australian poems, and would keep any age busy for awhile. Every poem has an illustration that matches the words. Our Book No: 29343. $20 AUD.

107. Harris, Joel Chandler (1905). Nights with Uncle Remus, by the Author of "Uncle Remus", with Illustrations [Cole's Special Edition]. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 312 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), pages toned (cover lightly toned), spine repaired (black cloth, original spine laid down), some edgewear. (Estimated date, 1900s, Trove catalogue.) Classic tales told by the old Georgian African-American slave, featuring Brer Rabbit, Brer Bar, Brer Fox and and their animal friends. (Scarce Australian reprint, by the eccentric Melbourne bookseller, E. W. Cole, with two extra shops in Sydney, and one in Adelaide.). Our Book No: 17167. $80 AUD.

108. 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.

109. 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 small (19.0 x 13.2 cm), blue pictorial cloth cover, very good condition, full-page black & white drawings (including frontispiece), cloth cover little flecked, new endpapers, pages toned as usual (few edge tears), edges lightly foxed, minor 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. Sydnet Inner West interest, dedication reads: "Awarded to Hilda Tucker (Lucker?) for General Proficiency. Supt Public School Annandale, J. Warren, Mistress." Our Book No: 14262. $120 AUD.

110. Hawker, Ruth M. (1950). Heather at Magpie Creek [Leighton Series]. Melbourne: Geoffrey Cumberlege / Oxford University Press. 111 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

111. 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.

112. Haynes, Ambrose (1958). A Holiday with Aunt Jessica (1st ed) [Sunshine Series, no 35]. London: Pickering & Inglis. 91 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

113. Haynes, Ambrose (1962). Greta's Decision (1st ed). London: Pickering & Inglis. 160 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

114. 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.

115. Hicks, John; Wann, Harry (illustrator); Cayley, Neville W. (foreword) (1945). Girriki, Teller of Tales: A Series of Aboriginal Myths and Legends for Children. Sydney: Merrytoys Pty Ltd / Associated Newspapers. Unnum 31 pp. Paperback small quarto, good condition, single-colour drawings, pages toned, top corner tip front cover & few pages creased, small edge tears covers repaired, centre page spread loose, some edgewear. (Estimated date, 1945, Trove catalogue.) A collectible children's picture book about Australian Aboriginal myths: The coming of fire, the coming of wind, the coming of water, the battle with the evil spirits, the fate of the frogmouth, and the bird monster. Our Book No: 17082. $50 AUD.

116. 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.

117. Hopwood, Graham (1955). Art Student's Handbook (1st ed). Melbourne: 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.

118. 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.

119. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1955). A Book to Read. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 32 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, olive green flexible cover, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minor edgewear, school rubber stamps, minimal annotation (corner stripe first page). Estimated date: 1955 (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Word list at the rear. Cover illustration: Girl, boy, dog and child sitting on front steps (boy reading book). Our Book No: 2998. $15 AUD.

120. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1955). A Book to Read. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 32 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, tan brown flexible cover (minor flecking, front cover faintly creased), stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minor edgewear & fraying. Estimated date: 1955 (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Word list at the rear. Cover illustration: Girl, boy, dog and child sitting on front steps (boy reading book). Our Book No: 4002. $15 AUD.

121. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1955). A Book to Read. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 32 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, very good condition, blue flexible cover (spine flecked, top corner tip creased front cover), stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minor edgewear & fraying. Estimated date: 1955 (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Word list at the rear. Cover illustration: Girl, boy, dog and child sitting on front steps (boy reading book). Our Book No: 4312. $15 AUD.

122. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1957). It's Fun to Read. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 40 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, flexible red covers, stapled, colour drawings, minor edgewear, rubber stamps. This booklet is the third unit of a series issued by the N.S.W. Department of Education for kindergarten, first and second grades. The book introduces a new family whose activities extend beyond home and school. Cover design: large duck reading a book to a baby duck, chicken, puppy, and a kitten. (Estimated date, 1957, Trove catalogue. Cancelled stamps of school library. 1 of 2 available copies.). Our Book No: 29104. $20 AUD.

123. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1960). My Story Book (3 Issues). Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). Each issue: 16 pp. Each issue: Paperback small wide octavo, good plus condition, stapled pamphlet (staples little rusted), colour drawings, some edgewear, school rubber stamps (no 1), owner's written name (no 2). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools: Volumes 1, 2 and 3. Stated as supplementary reading to "It's Fun to Read". Our Book No: 4304. $30 AUD.

124. Infants Reading Committee, Department of Education; Morris, Katherine (illustrator) (1962). Stories to Read. Sydney: Department of Education, New South Wales (NSW). 32 pp. Paperback small wide octavo, good plus condition, blue flexible cover (little flecked & marked), stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), colour drawings, tide marks bottom corner rear cover (previous water contact now dry), minor edgewear & fraying. Estimated date: 1962 (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Stories about the circus and the farm. Word list at the rear. Cover illustration: Girl and boy on roundabout horse. Our Book No: 1669. $15 AUD.

125. 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.

126. 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. $60 AUD.

127. Johns, Captain W. E. (1952). Biggles Works It Out: A Story of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and His Comrades of the Air Police (Reprint ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 192 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in fair dustjacket), red cloth covers, sepia & single-colour plates (including frontispiece), black & white vignettes, edges foxed, pieces missing top edge & base spine jacket (front flap large clipped affecting text, small edge tears, reverse side toned), edgewear, old price marks (small biro mark), minimal annotation front flylleaf (few digits), protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. (Second impression, originally published 1951.) Detective Air Inspector Biggles and colleagues track down gold nuggets stolen from an Australian mining town. The investigation takes him to France and Algeria. Our Book No: 4164. $15 AUD.

128. Johns, Captain W. E.; Stead, Leslie (illustrator) (1953). Biggles in the Blue (1st ed). Leicester: Brockhampton Press. 192 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, patterned cream cloth cover (spine little toned), colour plates (including frontispiece), edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, old price marks front pastedown, bookshop rubber stamp. Biggles and his comrades rush to find secret Nazi documents hidden in the Caribbean (Jamaica area) before the Germans recover them. Our Book No: 17320. $25 AUD.

129. Johns, Captain W. E.; Stead, Leslie (illustrator) (1953). Biggles and the Black Raider: Another Adventure of Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth and His Air Police (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 192 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, patterned red cloth cover, colour plates, endpaper map, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, old price marks front pastedown. Biggles and his comrades take on an urgent assignment in Central Africa (Kenya area) in search of the elusive Cetezulu, a major African poacher known as "The Black Elephant". Our Book No: 17321. $25 AUD.

130. 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.

131. 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.

132. 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 (front free flyleaf little loose, otherwise pages firm), 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.

133. 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.

134. Lamb, George; Findlay, Sheila A. M. (illustrator) (1957). Antonio: A Sicilian Boy (1st Australasian ed). London / Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. / George G. Harrap & Co. 63 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, illustrated red flexible covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, edges faintly foxed, spine ends little frayed, small crease front cover, front inner hinge slightly split (pages firm), minor edgewear. This delightful story for young adults is about a Sicilian boy named Antonio. He lived in the seaport of Catania, in the island of Sicily. His friends called him Toni. He was an orphan. His parents had been killed when their house in Messina was wrecked by an earthquake, Toni was rescued from the ruins and taken to his grandfathers home in Catania. This story follows his many adventures on his way to becoming a famous violinist. (A school reader in NSW, being 1 of 2 available copies.). Our Book No: 29108. $10 AUD.

135. Lamb, George; Findlay, Sheila A. M. (illustrator) (1957). Antonio: A Sicilian Boy (1st Australasian ed). London / Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. / George G. Harrap & Co. 63 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, illustrated red flexible covers, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, spine ends little frayed, minor edgewear. This delightful story for young adults is about a Sicilian boy named Antonio. He lived in the seaport of Catania, in the island of Sicily. His friends called him Toni. He was an orphan. His parents had been killed when their house in Messina was wrecked by an earthquake, Toni was rescued from the ruins and taken to his grandfathers home in Catania. This story follows his many adventures on his way to becoming a famous violinist. (A school reader in NSW, being 1 of 2 available copies.). Our Book No: 29108A. $15 AUD.

136. Lanser, Edith (1948). Caroline Listens. Sydney: Australasian Publishing Co. Unnum pp. Hardback oblong small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page single-colour drawings, minor edgewear, small shop sticker, non-author written dedication. A scarce Australian children's picture story. Hand-written text written in a large and variable font. The story of a small girl Caroline and her cocker spaniel Billy Boy. She sings songs based on everyday sounds around the house and garden. Muir 4097. ("Anthony Horderns, Famous for Books" sticker.). Our Book No: 17112. $85 AUD.

137. 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.

138. Lear, Edward (1982). A Book of Nonsense [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. Unnum pp. Hardback quarto, very good plus condition, colour cartoons, pictorial embossed blue cloth cover (gilt decoration & lettering), gilt edges, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Lear's famous book of nonsense verse was first published in 1846, and it was the first to popularize the format of limericks, a term however not commonly used until the 1890s. This facsimile is based on the Routledge colour edition of 1875. The cartoons are placed one or two per page, with one or two interleaved blank pages. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16935. $45 AUD.

139. 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 very good condition. Estimated date: 1960s (Trove catalogue). Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Scarce: No copies listed for sale for over 5 years. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 2387. $10 AUD.

140. 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.

141. 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.

142. 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.

143. Leyland, Eric (1955). Red Lawson and the Sons of the Desert (1st ed). London: Hutchinson. 206 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), frontispiece, front free flyleaf little thinned (sticker removal, old price marks), light foxing edges & few pages, minor edgewear jacket (some foxing reverse side, slight loss top corner, few tiny edge tears, flap clipped), sticker, 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. (Sticker of Anthony Hordern's department store.). Our Book No: 24662. $20 AUD.

144. 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.

145. 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.

146. 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.

147. Lyne, Nairda (1983). Granny Stayput. Hobart: National Trust of Australia (Tasmania). 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, black & white drawings, bottom corner tip front cover creased, 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. $10 AUD.

148. 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.

149. Macdonald, George; Colborne-Veel, Mary (adapter) (1943). The Giant's Heart [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 32 pp. Paperback, good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, corner clipped front cover (few edge tears repaired, staples rusted), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & foxing. No 306 in this series for ages 8 to 10 years. A story for children, originally published in this format, 1922. Adapted from George Macdonald, by Mary Colborne-Veel. (Estimated date, 1943, McLaren no. 306c, G2583.). Our Book No: 16951. $15 AUD.

150. 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. $10 AUD.

151. 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.

152. Mack, Amy Eleanor; Dennys, Joyce (illustrator) (1921). Bushland Stories (1st thus ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 183 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good condition, deluxe copy (publisher logo), red cloth boards with black title cover lettering (gilt title spine), frontispiece, colour plates (one loose), black & white drawings, spine ends little rubbed & creased (top lightly frayed), edges toned, pages lightly toned, wide toned strip endpapers, boards lightly faded in parts, corners little bumped, bottom corner worn, minor foxing flyleaf & reverse side frontispiece & title page, owner's rubber stamps title page, non-author written dedication front flyleaf. Captures all the faces of the Australian bush. Her bush stories were among the first to introduce children to the unique nature of the Australian bush and were very popular when originally published in 1910. This edition (estimated date, 1921), with the beautiful illustrations of Joyce Dennys, is sure to stir the imagination and appreciation of new generations of children and adults everywhere. Her second collection of bush stories (of 14 collections published). This copy is the deluxe edition with the blue A&R logo on endpapers. It has all seven coloured plates (one loose). Our Book No: 29083. $80 AUD.

153. 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.

154. 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.

155. 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.

156. 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.

157. 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 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 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.

158. 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 as usual, 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. $65 AUD.

159. 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.

160. Manna; Evans, Sylvia; Evans, Alan (photographer) (1944). Tail Up: The Story of Manna, Personality Dog. Sydney, Arncliffe: Sylvia Evans. 56 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, pictorial cover (original grey cloth spine), sepia (brown-tinted) & white text-photos, single-colour drawings, endpapers lightly toned, title page lightly foxed, cover corners bumped, top spine little scuffed, some page corner tips little creased, non-author written dedication. This book is a wonderful story about a homeless dog who found his ideal home with a family who thought he was so special they would write a story about him. Let Manna tell his own story about his life and his friends. Manna was a blue heeler kelpie cross. The many photos tell his story and just what he thinks about the neighbours' dog Blackie, and that bath after he arrived. This wonderful warm story would suit older children or adults alike. Our Book No: 29334. $36 AUD.

161. Marsden, Monica (1962). A Matter of Clues: A Light-Hearted Rhodesian Adventure for Girls (1st ed). London: Children's Press. 188 pp. Hardback small, 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 novel for young adults is set in Rhodesia. The author is a native of Rhodesia, and she provides an authentic and unusual background to this lively adventure. 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. $10 AUD.

162. 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.

163. 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.

164. 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's picture story book. Our Book No: 14900. $280 AUD.

165. Mayne, William [et.al.]; Kennedy, Richard (illustrator) (1965). Over the Horizon: Round the World in Fifteen Stories (Special Australian ed). London / Sydney: Victor Gollancz / J. L. Wyatt. 192 pp. Paperback, very good condition, red illustrated flexible covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, edges lightly foxed, pages lightly toned, few tiny scuffs, minor edgewear, rubber stamps. A school reader that has a selection of stories from Australia, Canada, England, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Persia, Scotland, South Africa, United States, Wales. Our Book No: 29110. $20 AUD.

166. 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.

167. 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, few pencil impressions front cover, minor edgewear. Children's reader for New South Wales (NSW) schools. Our Book No: 20737. $10 AUD.

168. Meggendorfer, Lothar (1979 (1978)). The Doll's House: A Reproduction of the Antique Pop-up Book (3rd ed). London New York: Kestrel Books/ The Viking Press. Unnum 5 pp. Hardback small oblong quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour pop-up illustrations, corners little worn, spine ends little rubbed, edges little rubbed, tiny scuff front & back cover, edgewear, small crush fore-edge back cover, small section fore-edge rear cover bumped. This book unfolds to over four feet, revealing five old-fashioned domestic scenes connected by doors which open and close. There is a merchant's shop with three-dimensional counter and full range of supplies from sugar and pickles to bolts of cloth, a living room with a pop-up piano complete with a marble bust on top, and a kitchen with an antique stove and pop-up cupboard. It is one of the best examples of the work of Lothar Meggendorfer (1847-1925), the father of the pop-up book. All four pictures appear to have all their parts in place which is unusual for this style of book. A charming children's picture book that can be used with family and friends. Our Book No: $18 AUD.

169. Mellor, Kathleen; Freedman, Harold (illustrator) (1952). Over the Hill. Melbourne: Georgian House. 24 pp. Paperback oblong, card cover, very good condition, stapled (staples little rusted), colour drawings, minimal 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, and meet all the farm animals. (Two cover designs exist: this has red instead of white background.). Our Book No: 9949. $15 AUD.

170. 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.

171. Mitchell, Elyne (1947). Images in Water. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, top spine scuffed jacket (minor edgewear), top edge lightly foxed, pages faintly toned as usual, sticker mark front free flyleaf, owner's rubber stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Brodart). The author of the Silver Brumby stories for young adults herein provides a series of sensitive essays about the Australian landscape she loves (mainly the Australian Alps and Upper Murray region). Our Book No: 15590. $40 AUD.

172. Mitchell, Elyne; Cole, Michael (illustrator) (1970). Jinki: Dingo of the Snows (1st ed). Melbourne: Hutchinson. 168 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

173. 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.

174. 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.

175. 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.

176. 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.

177. Murray, Amelia Jane (1985). A Regency Lady's Faery Bower. London: William Collins. 64 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour plates, minor edgewear jacket (tiny dent front cover). Amelia Jane Murray, born in 1800 on the Isle of Man, painted a magical series of fairy pictures which have never been previously published. Flowers, birds and winged insects are all careful studies in natural history. The seascapes are both romantic and real. Amelia left no explanation for her drawings. The text of this beautiful children's picture book attempts to complement the pictures with a combination of poetry and appreciation. Suitable for older children and adults who appreciate art and literature. ISBN: 0001950398. Our Book No: 29540. $15 AUD.

178. Mylrea, Norah; Moorsom, F. G. (illustrator) (1940). Lorrie's First Term (1st ed). London: Blackie & Son. 225 pp. Hardback octavo, 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. First edition: Estimated date, 1940. Classic novel for young adults. Follow Lorrie's adventures at Devenham, and later her visit to Basseton. Our Book No: 23599. $10 AUD.

179. 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.

180. 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.

181. Nelson, Thomas (1894). Children's Treasury of Pictures and Stories 1894. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons. 128 pp. Hardback small wide octavo, good condition, colour pictorial cover, black & white drawings (many full-page), front free flyleaf removed, endpapers little toned, edgewear & spinewear, owner's rubber stamp. An early issue of an illustrated annual series books for children, containing short stories and verse. First story: Little Jack and What a "Sunbeam" Did for Him. Rear cover: Greedy Puppies, in verse by H. M. Whitlaw. Our Book No: 4273. $20 AUD.

182. Newton, T. (1982). The New Game of the Mansion of Bliss: In Verse [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 16 pp. Paperback very small, very good plus condition, folio (very large) folded colour game sheet (superior cloth) loosely inserted, pictorial cardboard sleeve, all in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a children's game and instruction booklet (both fitted into a facsimile pictorial cardboard sleeve), originally published by W. & T. Darton (map-seller), London, in 1810. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16939. $25 AUD.

183. 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.

184. 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.

185. 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.

186. 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.

187. 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.

188. 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.

189. 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.

190. 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.

191. 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.

192. 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.

193. 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.

194. Outhwaite, Ida Rentoul; Outhwaite, Grenbry (1923). The Little Fairy Sister (1st ed). London: A. & C. Black. 92 + 4 pp. Hardback large quarto, no jacket, very good condition, quarter-bound (blue cloth spine, pictorial paper boards, title vignette from cover), black & white & colour plates, adverts at rear, bottom edge pages untrimmed, frontispiece colour plate laid down on rear of prelim page, rebacked (retaining original spine & front pictorial endpapers), new rear endpapers, pages faintly toned, edgewear corners & fore-edge covers, owners written name & date. First edition. A classic children's story of Bridget's adventures among the wee (fairy) people, meeting a dragon-fly, kookaburra and lizard. (A neatly repaired volume lacking foxing, not original cloth, complete internally with 16 plates, 8 in colour. Sticker inside rear cover, Corvina bookbinders, Burwood, Melbourne. Owner's written name dated 1927.). Our Book No: 17341. $380 AUD.

195. 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 worn & chipped, cover corners little bumped, edges little foxed, pages faintly 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. $10 AUD.

196. 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.

197. 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.

198. 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.

199. 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.

200. Phipson, Joan; Horder, Margaret (illustrator) (1955). Six and Silver (1st school edition ed) [Upper Primary Library]. Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 125 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, green flexible covers, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), bottom corner front cover creased, slight loss top spine, spine creased (binding error), pages lightly toned, small mark fore-edge, spine edges marked, pastedowns little bubbled, edgewear. This school reader has been published for students aged 11 - 14. Tess, a city girl spends summer with her friends on a country property in New South Wales. This book tells of their adventures. Our Book No: 29680. $10 AUD.

201. 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.

202. 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. $10 AUD.

203. 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.

204. Praeger, S. Rosamond (S. R.) (1903). How They Went to School. London, Glasgow & Dublin: Blackie & Son. Unnum 104 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good condition, red cloth pictorial cover (rebacked, minimally flecked), full-page colour drawings, french-fold pages (fore-edge uncut, blank pages in between), rear page torn & repaired, minor foxing & marks edges, minor edgewear. First edition. A scarce early Blackie children's picture story (professionally repaired). Kitty and Hal didn't mean to be late for school, but so many distractions happened on the way. This is the scarce printing of the first edition possessing a red cloth cover (most known copies have a tan cover). Delightful colour woodcut drawings, with text on the facing page. Prager was an Irish illustrator and sculptor. Our Book No: 17005. $200 AUD.

205. 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 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.

206. 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, 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.

207. 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, 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.

208. 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.

209. 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. $15 AUD.

210. 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.

211. 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.) Sheet music, 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. $20 AUD.

212. 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.) Sheet music, 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. $20 AUD.

213. Richards, Frank (1969). Billy Bunter in the Land of the Pyramids [Magnet, nos 1277-1284]. London: Howard Baker. Unnum 224 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, full-page colour drawings (covers), adverts, top edge marked, 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 ! Main stories: 1. Billy Bunter's bad luck. 2. Southward bound. 3. Harry Wharton & Co. in Egypt. 4. The lure of the golden scarab. 5. Billy Bunter's bargain. 6. The shadowed schoolboy. 7. The secret of the scarab. 8. The eye of Osiris. (Beware: Two books have the same ISBN: 0093098901.). ISBN: 0093098901. Our Book No: 2588. $15 AUD.

214. Robertson, Angus and (1912). Angus and Robertson's History of Australia and New Zealand: Being a Short Account of the Early Discoveries and Settlement: For the Use of Junior Pupils (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 80 pp. paperback small, good plus condition, card cover (concealed staples), drawings, pages little creased (during manufacture), covers & pages lightly toned, edgewear, spine repaired (archival tape), owner's written name front cover, bookplate. A scarce early issue of this popular history of Australasia for Australian school children. This revised edition was originally published in 1910. (Bookplate of Brian W. McDonald, Australian History Promotions. Written name of Annie Donnison, dated 28.10.12.). Our Book No: 17269. $80 AUD.

215. 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. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 13118. $10 AUD.

216. 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 small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white drawings, green fabric cover (corners little rubbed), pages lightly toned, edges lightly foxed, spine ends & bottom edges little rubbed, 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, bookshop label front pastedown, 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. $28 AUD.

217. Rossetti, Christina G.; Hughes, Arthur (illustrator) (1982). Sing-Song: A Nursey-Rhyme Book [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 132 pp. Hardback small, very good plus condition, blue cloth cover (gilt pictures & lettering), black & white drawings (including frontispiece), all edges gilt, tissue guards (loosely inserted), in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a classic children's nursery rhyme book. Originally published by George Routledge, London, in 1872. A collection of 1-page or 2-page nursery rhymes, each headed by a drawing. Both poet and illustrator belonged to the pre-Raphaelite art movement, which believed in realistic portrayal of nature. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 16966. $35 AUD.

218. Routledge, George (1982). The Dog's Dinner Party [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback quarto, card cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour drawings, interleaved blank pages, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. Facsimile of a classic children's story from Routledge's Shilling Toy Books series (as listed on rear cover). Originally published by George Routledge, London, 1876. A story about dogs having a party. The story is in large simple text, and the colour illustrations are full-page (the centre one being spread over two pages). Interleaved are some blank pages. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17001. $35 AUD.

219. 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.

220. 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.

221. 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.

222. 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.

223. 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.

224. 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.

225. 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.

226. 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.

227. Southall, Ivan; Mather, I. (illustrator) (1960). Simon Black in Space (School, reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 128 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, flexible red cover, black & white drawings (including frontispiece), top edge rear cover little marked, top spine little torn, edges faintly foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. School edition. A science fiction story for school children aged 11 to 14 (upper primary school) by the popular Australian novelist. Our Book No: 16974. $20 AUD.

228. 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.

229. Strang, Herbert (1946). In Trafalgar's Bay (1st pb ed). Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 85 pp. Paperback, red flexible cloth covers, good condition, black & white drawings, cover edges little frayed, spine creased (binding), slight loss top spine, pages lightly toned, inner hinge split (pages firm), few page corner creased, rubber stamps. A children's story about the adventures of a girl named Agnus or Aggie, whose father and brother went to the Great War a century ago. The battle of Trafalgar is described (a long description that perhaps would not suit younger readers). One of the main characters is a dog named Bobbin who greeted his mistress at the end of her school day, and her father when he returned from war. Our Book No: 29194. $15 AUD.

230. 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. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 16360. $10 AUD.

231. 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.

232. 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.

233. 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.

234. Turner, Ethel; Souter, D. H. (illustrator) (1900). Gum Leaves, with Oddments by Others (1st ed). Sydney & Brisbane: William Brooks & Company. 220 pp. Hardback narrow octavo, papered colour pictorial board covers (worn), recased with new tan cloth spine & endpapers, good plus condition, black & white vignettes, adverts, pages & edges toned, small edge tears or edge pieces missing few pages, edgewear, written dedication half-title page. (True first edition. Estimated date, 1900, Trove catalogue.) The rarest and first book by novelist Ethel Turner, consisting of a miscellany of verse and prose. Some of the material had appeared previously in the "Town and Country Journal". (Not the later variant edition of the same year, which has mock South African [Boer] War reports inserted. Book adverts at rear. Written dedication is dated 1938.). Our Book No: 14780. $650 AUD.

235. Turnley, Cole; Cullum, Merron (1991). Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 4: New and Nutty Victoriana. Melbourne: Cole Publications. 192 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, pictorial cover rainbow pattern, many black & white drawings & cartoons, edges faintly foxed, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This latest in the series of eccentric comic, poetry and puzzle books for young adults. This 4th volume is collected by Turnley and Cullen, with introduction by Turnley. (The original No 1 was published in 1879 and has sold over 1,000,000 copies.). ISBN: 0909900191. Our Book No: 3008. $45 AUD.

236. 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, copy 1. 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. $10 AUD.

237. 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. $15 AUD.

238. 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, minimal edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia, copy 1. 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.

239. 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.

240. 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.

241. Upton, Florence; Upton, Bertha (1982). The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls and a Golliwogg [Facsimile Editions, Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library]. London / Tokyo: Bodley Head / Holp Shuppan. 64 pp. Hardback large oblong quarto, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, papered boards (pale brown cloth spine), full-page colour drawings, in cardboard slipcase. Facsimile edition. A classic children's picture book, fabulously illustrated by Florence Upton, and written by Bertha Upton. Originally published by Longmans Green & Co., London, in 1895. The author created the horrible golliwog character, which makes its first appearance in this book. The golliwog was born during a racist era, and was drawn as a caricature of a black minstrel, being a demeaning image of blacks, but nevertheless became very popular with the general public of the day. (One of a set of 35 handsome facsimiles in 28 slipcases.). Our Book No: 17049. $48 AUD.

242. 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 (but not shape) to the book "A Holiday at the Seaside" by Penelope Malcolm, published by Valentine Publishing, Melbourne, 1940s (3 copies in the Trove catalogue). Our Book No: 14614. $80 AUD.

243. 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.

244. 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, 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. $15 AUD.

245. Victor, Metta Victoria Fuller (Anon) (1895). The Blunders of a Bashful Man, by the Author of "A Bad Boy's Diary", the Funniest Book Ever Printed. Melbourne: E. W. Cole. 120 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, card cover, few black & white drawings, pages toned, spine repaired (black cloth), few page edges repaired, some edgewear. (Estimated date, 1890s, Trove catalogue. Originally publshed, New York, 1891.) Humorous adventure stories for young adults. The author (Metta Victoria Fuller Victor) also wrote "A Bad Boy's Diary" (see advert inside rear cover). Some incorrectly assume the author is George Wilbur Peck, who wrote a series of "Bad Boy" humorous novels post-dating Victor's novel (see advert inside front cover for "Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa). Rear page: list of 10 schoolbooks published by E. W. Cole. Our Book No: 17256. $50 AUD.

246. 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.

247. Wallace, Ivy L. (1953). Pookie Believes in Santa Claus (1st ed). London: Collins Publishers for the Children. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket (missing as common), good plus condition, pictorial boards, full-page colour drawings & endpapers, small black & white drawings, spine ends chipped, scuff mark front cover (sticker removed), label remnants adjacent title page (page thinned not affecting reverse side), edgewear. First edition stated. Pookie is a white rabbit who has tiny wings and he really wants large wings, and this is his fifth classic book. He helps Belinda to have a happy Christmas and believe in Santa Claus. The beautiful full-page illustrations will appeal to children of all ages. Pookie sitting in Christmas tree on front cover. Our Book No: 12505. $40 AUD.

248. Wallace, Ivy L. (1956). Pookie at the Seaside (1st ed). London: Collins Publishers for the Children. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial boards, illustrated endpapers, good condition, colour drawings (some full-page), black & white drawings, spine ends bumped, cover corners little bumped, faded wide strip top front cover, faded narrow strip next to spine, spine slack (pages firm), few creases along spine, tiny dent rear cover, light foxing endpapers & title page, few light scratches covers, stitches little rusted. (Estimated date, 1956.) Pookie the little white rabbit with wings takes a holiday with his friends by the sea. He wanted to escape all the spring cleaning that they were all involved in. At the end he was happy to come home. Our Book No: 29427. $40 AUD.

249. Wallace, Ivy L. (1958). Pookie's Big Day (1st ed). London: Collins Publishers for the Children. Unnum 26 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, good plus condition, colour pictorial boards & endpapers, colour drawings (some full-page), black & white drawings, red cloth spine (professional repair), front cover very scratched, covers marked, edgewear (exposes boards at corners). First edition. In this well-loved classic children's story Pookie the rabbit with wings celebrates Christmas. Our Book No: 17185. $50 AUD.

250. Wallace, Ivy L. (1964). Pookie and the Swallows (1st ed). London: William Collins. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial boards, good condition, illustrated endpapers, colour drawings (some full-page), black & white drawings, minor foxing few pages, spine ends bumped, cover corners little bumped & scuffed, covers little marked, few scratches & small dents in covers, spine slack, front & rear hinges little loose (pages firm), small tears near hinge, owner's written & dated dedication front free flyleaf. (Estimated date, 1964.) First edition. In this well-loved classic children's story Pookie the rabbit with wings sets out to help a family of swallows. Our Book No: 19426. $35 AUD.

251. Wallace, Ivy L. (2001). Pookie and His Shop (New, revised ed). London: HarperCollins. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings (mostly full-page), top corner front cover creased, few tiny specks inside front cover & first page, minor edgewear corners. Classic children's picture story. The goblins have disappeared and no longer run their market. So, Pookie (the rabbit with wings) sets up his own shop to sell the produce from his garden. (Originally published, 1963.). ISBN: 0006647324. Our Book No: 29374. $30 AUD.

252. 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.

253. 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.

254. 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.

255. Whitcombe (1952). Mary Takes a Walk [Family Series no 3: Whitcombe's Story Books no 90]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 8 pp. Paperback, good condition, colour drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & foxing, plastic tape along spine, faint rubber stamps. A delightful little children's picture story. One day Mary goes for a walk and meets a horse, two dogs and three kittens. A scarce item, though the previous school owner has "improved" it by a narrow strip of tape along the spine. McLaren 90b: G3947 (estimated date, 1952). Our Book No: 16988. $20 AUD.

256. Whitcombe (1952). Mary's Pets [Family Series no 2: Whitcombe's Story Books no 89]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 8 pp. Paperback, good condition, colour drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear & foxing, plastic tape along spine, faint rubber stamps. A delightful little children's picture story. Mary introduces her horse, her dog, and her cat. A scarce item, though the previous school owner has "improved" it by a narrow strip of tape along the spine. Our Book No: 16990. $20 AUD.

257. 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.

258. 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.

259. 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. $15 AUD.

260. 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.

261. 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.

262. Witcombe, Eleanor (1949). [PLAYBILL] The Bushranger. Sydney, Mosman: Mosman Children's Theatre Club (MCTC). 4 pp. Folded sheet, single, good plus condition, 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.

263. 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. $30 AUD.

264. Wrightson, Patricia; Horder, Margaret (illustrator) (1968). I Own the Racecourse! [and] Letter (1st U.K. ed). London: Hutchinson. 159 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

265. Wrightson, Patricia; Horder, Margaret (illustrator) (1968). A Racecourse for Andy (1st stated ed). New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. 156 pp. Hardback octavo, 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.

266. 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.