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CHEWG-UM-BLEWG-UM
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CHEWG-UM-BLEWG-UM

By GAZE, HAROLD

GAZE, HAROLD. GAZE,HAROLD. THE CHEWG-UM-BLEWG-UM. Melbourne, Aukland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington and London: Whitcombe & Tombs Limited, [1919]. 4to (7 3/4 x 10"), [30]p., wraps, color plate on cover, string tie, 2 inconspicuous margin mends and some foxing, VG. Illustrated by Gaze with 2 tipped-in color plates (plus color plate on cover repeated in-text), 1 tipped-in black and white plate and 8 pen and ink drawings in-text all featuring a koala, a fairy and a strange animal with the body of an emu and a camel's head. The story is told in verse. This is one of 3 titles in the Mite Merry Series. Gaze was born in New Zealand and except for a short stint at art school in London, he was largely self-taught. He eventually moved to Pasadena where he did some work for the Disney Studio. Although he didn't illustrate a large number of books his work is distinctive and wonderful. Holden in Golden Age p. 80 notes about the books in this series that "by Australian standards these titles were milestones in the history of children's book production. Their large quarto format and pleasing typography and layout were indicative of the publisher's understandable enthusiasm and belief that a major new talent had arrived." Marcie Muir notes that "After Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, the artist who dominated the fairy genre in Australian children's books was Harold Gaze " (Hist. Aust. Child. Bks. p77). See Muir Bib. 2699. This is a nice copy of a rare book.

$1450.00

SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE THEIR ADVENTURES WONDERFUL
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SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE THEIR ADVENTURES WONDERFUL

By GIBBS, MAY

GIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE THEIR ADVENTURES WONDERFUL [TALES OF SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE ON COVER]. Sydney: Angus Robertson, no date [1918]. 4to (7 x 9 3/8"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 87p., color paste-on on front cover, rear cover blank. Light rubbing on cover and margin of one plate very slightly creased, clean, tight VG++. 1st edition, second printing ( Penfield address 88, illustration on p.32 (Hat Shop) and p.42 (Fight...) indicating the earliest copies. Printed in sepia throughout. Featuring full color frontis, 22 full page sepia illustrations, several in-text illustrations and pictorial endpapers by Gibbs. The picture are full of the charm and humor that made her so famous. See Muir 2744 and also her History of Australian Children's Books.

$600.00

LITTLE RAGGED BLOSSOM & MORE ABOUT
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LITTLE RAGGED BLOSSOM & MORE ABOUT

By GIBBS, MAY

GIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. LITTLE RAGGED BLOSSOM AND MORE ABOUT SNUGGLEPOT & CUDDLEPIE. Sydney: Angus Robertson no date [1920]. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2", cloth backed pictorial boards, color paste-on, 98p., occasional finger soil, minor wear, near FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (dw with narrow pieces off corners). 1st edition. The wonderful fantasy world of the gum-nut babies portrayed in glorious detail. Illustrated by Gibbs with 2 full color plates and 20 wonderful sepia plates as well as pictorial endpapers and many line illustrations in-text. Scarce in any condition but especially so in dust wrapper. Muir 2752.

$750.00

PRINCE DANDE LION
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PRINCE DANDE LION

By GIBBS, MAY

GIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. PRINCE DANDE LION: a Garden Whim-Wham. Sydney: A Ure Smith (1953). 4to (7 1/2 x 10"), cloth backed pictorial boards, 117p., thin stain on top edge of some pages, slight cover fading else VG IN DUST WRAPPER (dw worn at flap fold, top edge stain). 1st edition, A fantasy including old friends Bib and Bub and introducing Prince Dande Lion who has many adventures when he sets off to see the world. Featuring fabulous humanized flowers, this is illustrated by Gibbs with 4 color plates, 12 full page black & whites and many black & whites in text. Quite scarce in dust wrapper. Muir p.337.

$600.00

GUM-NUT BABIES
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GUM-NUT BABIES

By GIBBS, MAY

GIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. GUM BLOSSOM BABIES. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, no date, circa 1917. 8vo, brown wood grain wraps, brown string ties, color paste-on, 14 leaves plus covers, owner name dated 1917, Fine condition. (printed by Penfold). Illustrated with 2 color plates (color plate on cover, color frontis which is different from cover) and 11 sepia plates - all depicting adorable humanized gumnut children. Text is in verse. A lovely copy. Muir p.328.

$275.00

GOLDEN AGE,VISIONS OF FANTASY
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GOLDEN AGE,VISIONS OF FANTASY

By Holden, Robert

AUSTRALIA. A GOLDEN AGE, VISIONS OF FANTASY, AUSTRALIA'S FANTASY ILLUSTRATORS, THEIR LIVES AND WORKS volume one by Robert Holden. Angus & Robertson (1992), 8 1/2 x 11 3/4", boards, 192p., Fine in fine dust wrapper. 1st edition. Informative text on the great illustrators from Australia: Outhwaite, May Gibbs, Norman Lindsay and Harold Gaze. Profusely illustrated in full color and black & white.

$65.00

GUM-NUT BABIES
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GUM-NUT BABIES

By GIBBS, MAY

GIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. GUMNUT BABIES. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, no date, circa 1917. 8vo, brown wood grain wraps, brown string ties, color paste-on, 14 leaves plus covers, owner name dated 1917, Fine condition. (printed by Penfold). Illustrated with 2 color plates (color plate on cover, color frontis which is different from cover) and 11 sepia plates - all depicting adorable humanized gumnut children. Text is in verse. A lovely copy. Muir p.328.

$150.00

MAGIC PUDDING:ADVENTURES OF BUNYIP BLUEGUM
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MAGIC PUDDING:ADVENTURES OF BUNYIP BLUEGUM

By LINDSAY, NORMAN

LINDSAY, NORMAN. LINDSAY,NORMAN. THE MAGIC PUDDING: ADVENTURES OF BUNYIP BLUEGUM and His Friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff written and illustrated by NORMAN LINDSAY. Sydney: L. Angus & Robertson (1918). 4to (9 x 11 1/2"), cloth backed pictorial boards, slight bit of toning to edge of covers else Fine condition IN DUST WRAPPER with mounted color plate (dw is VG+ with old repairs on verso at folds). First edition, First issue with patterned endpapers and spine stamped in gold. This is a marvelous fantasy featuring a koala bear, a penguin and a sailor and the quest for control of a magic cake that keeps becoming whole after slices are removed from it. Illustrated by Lindsay with color plate title plus full and partial page black and whites throughout the text. First issues of the most famous Australian children's book are rarely found in such nice condition with the dust wrapper. See Muir Bibliography #4263.

$6250.00

CHEWG-UM-BLEWG-UM
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CHEWG-UM-BLEWG-UM

By GAZE, HAROLD

GAZE, HAROLD. GAZE,HAROLD. THE CHEWG-UM-BLEWG-UM. Melbourne, Aukland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington and London: Whitcombe & Tombs Limited, [1919]. 4to (7 3/4 x 10"), [30]p., wraps, color plate on cover, string tie, faint corner stain on cover else near Fine. Illustrated by Gaze with 2 tipped-in color plates (plus color plate on cover repeated in-text), 1 tipped-in black and white plate and 8 pen and ink drawings in-text all featuring a koala, a fairy and a strange animal with the body of an emu and a camel's head. The story is told in verse. This is one of 3 titles in the Mite Merry Series. Gaze was born in New Zealand and except for a short stint at art school in London, he was largely self-taught. He eventually moved to Pasadena where he did some work for the Disney Studio. Although he didn't illustrate a large number of books his work is distinctive and wonderful. Holden in Golden Age p. 80 notes about the books in this series that "by Australian standards these titles were milestones in the history of children's book production. Their large quarto format and pleasing typography and layout were indicative of the publisher's understandable enthusiasm and belief that a major new talent had arrived." Marcie Muir notes that "After Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, the artist who dominated the fairy genre in Australian children's books was Harold Gaze " (Hist. Aust. Child. Bks. p77). See Muir Bib. 2699 This is a great copy of a rare book.

$1450.00

GOBLIN'S GLEN
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GOBLIN'S GLEN

By GAZE, HAROLD

GAZE, HAROLD. GAZE,HAROLD. THE GOBLIN'S GLEN. Boston: Little Brown, 1924, (1924). 8vo (5 1/2 x 8 1/4"), red gilt cloth, slight shelf soil on rear cover else fine. First edition. A group of fairy and fantasy stories with Inkelwink, Inkelwunk, pixies and more are enchantingly illustrated with 6 richly colored plates plus black and whites and pictorial endpapers.

$400.00

COPPER TOP
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COPPER TOP

By GAZE, HAROLD

GAZE, HAROLD. GAZE,HAROLD. COPPER TOP. NY: Harper Brothers (1924 B-Y). Thick 4to (7 1/4 x 9 1/4"), 338p., blue cloth stamped in gold. Last illustration slightly out of register else Fine in dust wrapper (dw chipped spine ends). First American edition of this marvelous fantasy adventure written by Gaze as well as illustrated by him. The story is about a little girl who meets all manner of strange gnomes, fairies and creatures after she goes to sleep at night. Illustrated by Gaze with 12 beautiful color plates plus many full and partial page fanciful line illustrations. Gaze was a New Zealand artist who "dominated the fairy genre in Australian children's books " after Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (See Muir History of Australian Children's Book Illus. p.77). Scarce in dust wrapper.

$650.00

GUM-NUT BABIES
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GUM-NUT BABIES

By GIBBS, MAY

GIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. GUMNUT BABIES. Sydney: Angus Robertson, no date circa [1916]. Tall 8vo, brown wraps, brown string ties, color paste-on, 14 leaves plus covers, light shelf wear, VG+ (printed by W.C. Penfold). Early printing illustrated with 2 color plates (color plate on cover, color frontis which is different from cover) and 11 sepia plates - all depicting adorable humanized gumnut children. Text is in verse. Muir p.328.

$200.00

GUM NUT BABIES
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GUM NUT BABIES

By GIBBS, MAY

BIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. GUM NUT BABIES. Sydney:Angus Robertson 1922. 8vo, wraps, color paste-on, 26p., corners creased and light wear, VG. An early edition. Illlus. with color plate on cover, color frontis (different from cover) and 11 sepia plates with text in verse. A scarce and fragile item.

$125.00

MORE AUSTRALIAN SONGS FOR YOUNG AND OLD
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MORE AUSTRALIAN SONGS FOR YOUNG AND OLD

By RENTOUL, ANNIE

OUTHWAITE, IDA RENTOUL. [OUTHWAITE] RENTOUL,IDA S.)illus. MORE AUSTRALIAN SONGS FOR YOUNG AND OLD by Annie Rentoul. Melbourne Sydney Adelaide: Allan & Co. ca 1915?. Oblong 4to, pictorial wraps, 36p., previous owners stamp on some pages, VG. Featuring pictorial cover and 8 wonderfully detailed full page black and whites and 9 smaller b&w's depicting various aspects of Australian lore, fairies, aborigines, koalas etc. Musical notation by Georgette Peterson accompanies Annie Rentoul's verse. See Muir: Bibliography of Australian Children's Books p.738.

$600.00

PRINCE DANDE LION
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PRINCE DANDE LION

By GIBBS, MAY

GIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. PRINCE DANDE LION: a Garden Whim-Wham. Sydney: A Ure Smith (1953). 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards, 117p., slight cover fading else fine. A fantasy featuring fabulous humanized flowers, this is illustrated by Gibbs with 4 color plates, 12 full page black & whites and many b&w's in text. Muir p.337.

$425.00

BUSH SONGS OF AUSTRALIA FOR YOUNG AND OLD
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BUSH SONGS OF AUSTRALIA FOR YOUNG AND OLD

By RENTOUL, ANNIE

OUTHWAITE, IDA RENTOUL. (OUTHWAITE,IDA RENTOUL)illus. BUSH SONGS OF AUSTRALIA FOR YOUNG AND OLD by Annie Rentoul. Melbourne, Adelaide, Bendigo: Allan & Co. no date [1910]. Oblong 4to, pictorial wraps, 36p., covers slightly darkened else VG+. Imperial edition no. 336. A fragile book featuring pictorial cover, 8 wonderfully detailed full page and 13 smaller black and whites depicting various aspects of Australian lore, fairies, aborigines, koalas etc. Musical notation by Georgette Peterson accompanies Annie Rentoul's verse. See Muir: Bibliography of Australian Children's Books p.738, Fairy World of Outhwaite p.30.

$600.00

AUSTRALIAN SONGS FOR YOUNG AND OLD
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AUSTRALIAN SONGS FOR YOUNG AND OLD

By RENTOUL, ANNIE

OUTHWAITE, IDA RENTOUL. [OUTHWAITE] RENTOUL,IDA S.)illus. AUSTRALIAN SONGS FOR YOUNG AND OLD by Annie Rentoul. Melbourne Sydney Adelaide Brisbane: George Robertson no date [1907]. Oblong 4to, pictorial wraps, 32p., some cover fraying, margin mend 1 leaf, overall, VG. 1st edition. Featuring pictorial dedication page, pictorial cover and 9 wonderfully detailed full page black and whites depicting various aspects of Australian lore, fairies, aborigines, koalas etc. Musical notation by Georgette Peterson accompanies Annie Rentoul's verse. See Muir: Bibliography of Australian Children's Books p.736.

$600.00

AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL'S FIRST BOOK
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AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL'S FIRST BOOK

AUSTRALIAN INTEREST. AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL'S FIRST BOOK. (Brisbane: Dept. of Native Affairs} no date, probably mid 20th century. Oblong pictorial wraps, 7 1/4" x 5", 24p., VG+. Printed on rectos only, there are 2 pages of instruction to teachers followed by one illustration per page with one or two identifying words. Illustrated in red, black and white by "F.D." "This book has been made for the Aboriginal Children of Australia, especially those of the north and centre who come straight from the bush to the strange world of school." Muir 270.

$850.00

WHO EVER HEARD OF KANGAROO EGGS
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WHO EVER HEARD OF KANGAROO EGGS

By VAUGHAN, SAM

WEISGARD, LEONARD. (WEISGARD,LEONARD)illus. WHO EVER HEARD OF KANGAROO EGGS? by San Vaughan. NY: Doub. (1957). 4to, cl. backed pict. bds, fine in dw. Stated 1st ed. A wonderful picture book centering on the naming of a nameless kangaroo. Illus. in color by Weisgard.

$125.00

WATTLE BABIES
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WATTLE BABIES

By GIBBS, MAY

GIBBS, MAY. GIBBS,MAY. WATTLE BABIES. Sydney: Angus Robertson 1922 [1918]. 8vo, wraps, color paste-on, corners creased and sl. dusty else VG+. An early edition of an uncommon Gibbs book. Illlus. with color plate on cover, color frontis (different from cover) and 11 sepia plates with text in verse featuring tiny babies similar to Gibbs' gumnut babies. A scarce and fragile item.

$275.00

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