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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...
New York: McLoughlin Bros. circa 1885.
American imprint of an old favouriteLarge octavo; six fully chromolithographed leaves;original colour pictorial wrappers. American reissue of the Alphabet of Animals from series titled Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books published by Warne in London. However, the format of this American edition is a....
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: 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.