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Paris: Hetzel, circa 1900. Small folio, line drawings throughout; some foxing throughout but good in original cloth-backed boards, some wear to upper board. Delightful French picture book based on a father taking his daughter Lili around the zoo in the Jardin des Plantes. They visit all manner of animals including.....
London: W & R Chambers, circa 1912. Quarto, colour plates and illustrations in the text, early ownership inscription on front free endpaper; a good copy in the original illustrated boards. First edition of this justly famous children's book with anthropomorphised kangaroo characters - 'perhaps the best known story entirely devoted.....
New York: Collins and Hannay, 1838. Square duodecimo, multiple engravings; original printed boards with old leather backstrip repair, a bit shaken, fair. Uncommon New York-printed children's text book with a section on New Holland and an engraving of the bread fruit. 'To this place the English government send thieves, and.....
London: Macmillan, 1862. Small octavo, engraved title, very good; in red polished calf, spine with raised bands, green morocco label, gilt, sunned, spine slightly bumped. A collection of poetry from a number of favourite poets selected and arranged by the English poet and critic Coventry Patmore (1823-1896). Includes a lovely.....
Paris: Logerot, Pauly, and others, circa 1910.
Colonial strategy for youngstersSix map puzzles, each measuring 330 x 240 mm., housed in the original colour printed card case. Geographical jigsaw puzzle set comprising six maps mounted and cut into parts corresponding to the colonial dominions of major European powers. This.....
Germany: circa 1870. Set of 6 engraved dissected puzzles, with a colour printed copy of each map loosely inserted, 280 x 310 mm., decorative box with colour lithograph on lid. This lovely German puzzle-game, designed to encourage children's geographical awareness, includes two circular puzzles of the Western and Eastern Hemispheres.....
London: Bowles and Carver, circa 1801. Dissected map, 54 pieces with three blank replacement pieces (the lost pieces in the regions of Java, Sumatra and Hokkaido); hand-coloured lithograph paper laid down on wood, the completed map measuring 485 x 582 mm., in the original timber box with sliding lid, original.....
Sydney: Jons Productions, nd, but, 1945. Oblong octavo, 28pp., 12 full-page colour plates and other black & white drawings; early gift inscription on inside cover, else a very good copy in cloth-backed pictorial boards. Scarce and charming Australian children's story about Peter the Penguin.
Paris: J. Langlume et Peltier, 1835. Octavo, with 20 handcoloured plates (including frontispiece), original patterned green papered boards. A charming French account of the peoples of the world written for younger readers and featuring twenty vibrant hand-coloured plates including a Tahitian scene and a depiction of a war canoe from.....
Stuttgart: Friedrich G. Schutz, circa 1820.
German handcoloured globe for childrenHandcoloured paper globe comprising six gores measuring 170 x 65 mm., well preserved with the original cord ties within the publisher's folding card case with printed onlays; accompanied by a folding suite of 15 handcoloured lithographic plates measuring 97.....
London: Chapman and Hall, 1846. Octavo, colour frontispiece and two other colour plates (lacking the third plate), original decorative cloth, an early presentation inscription on front free endpaper. The colour issue which includes a stirring plate of an aboriginal possum hunt, and a lengthy chapter dealing with the customs of.....
London: John Murray, 1871. Octavo, with steel-engraved illustrations; original green cloth, decorated in black and gilt. The surprisingly scarce first edition of this famous juvenile; Ferguson records only a later impression. The attractive vignettes used as chapter-headings include rather good views of Melbourne and Sydney as well as Auckland, Honolulu.....
Paris: Maradan, 1810.
Charming natural history for young peopleSix volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece and title to each volume, 65 engraved plates; uncut, in original bright pink wrappers with original paper spine labels. The first French edition of Thomas Smith's delightful natural history for young people: an immaculate set, in.....
London: G.J. Palmer for J. Hatchard and Son, 1844.
English and French missionaries feuding in TahitiOctavo, engraved frontispiece, map and seven text vignettes; full contemporary calf; a fine copy. A particularly fine copy of an updated account of the London Missionary Society's activities in Tahiti, aimed at a juvenile.....
London: Frederick Warne & Co., circa 1880.
Keenly watched kangaroosOriginal decorated wrappers, 230 x 270mm., six full-page chromolithographic plates and five pages letterpress; a very nice example. "Aust Louisa" was the pseudonym of Laura Valentine who wrote several children's titles for Frederick Warne during the 1880's. This alphabet features.....
London: Harvery and Darton, 1826. Duodecimo, with ten handcoloured plates;, original marbled boards, morocco. First edition of this charming conchological guide for children which takes the form of an instructive dialogue between a father and his two children. The plates are exquisitely engraved and coloured by hand. There are several.....
Paris: J. Hetzel, circa 1868.
Australia…a parody of universal lawsQuarto, engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette, generously illustrated throughout; a bright copy in original gilt tooled scarlet cloth, edges fully-gilt. A lavish, large-format edition with numerous dramatic illustrations by Edward Riou who collaborated with Jules Verne for six of his.....
Racine (Wisconsin): Whitman Publishing, 1935.
A rare, pirated copy of an old friendSmall quarto, three double-page colour pop-up plates; original stiff pictorial wrappers. A rare pop-up book featuring the ever-popular character Blinky Bill. This text is taken from the first Blinky Bill story, with all the associated images, and.....
Sydney: circa 1925.
A lesson in thrift…Octavo; illustrated titling-wrappers. An extremely scarce ephemeral piece, both written and illustrated by Dorothy Wall, and teaching the value of "Thrift". This is one of three variant printings of this delightful gift book for children - teaching them to save against a Rainy.....
Sydney: November, 1933. Quarto, illustrations; contemporary ownership inscription, original decorated boards. Second edition of this tale of a radio-broadcasting kookaburra by naturalist Brooke Nicholls: the first was published in August of the same year. Illustrated throughout by Dorothy Wall; while working on this book for Angus & Robertson she found.....
London: John Wallis, nd. circa 1820.
A rare mention of Australia…Folding canvas-backed handcoloured engraved game, in original blind-stamped cloth slipcase with gilt title vignette; in very good original condition; lacks rule book. Very decorative bi-hemispherical race game of a voyage around the world, with Port Jackson and Van Diemen's.....
London: Edward Lacey, circa 1850. Octavo, handcoloured plates; in original wrappers with engraved vignette. A rare and charming natural history primer for children. This is number six of the Zoological Gallery, and illustrates twenty-four species of fish and amphibious animals. A spouting whale appears as the frontispiece.
Sydney: J.J. Moore, 1887. Duodecimo, with bookstall stamp on front page; original green cloth. An attractive copy of William W. Wilkins' geography book for school children first published in 1863. Wilkins (1827-1892) immigrated to Australia in 1851, settling in Sydney where he administered the Fort Street School modelled after the.....