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A Mother's Offering to Her Children, A Lady Long Resident in New South Wales
1 A Lady Long Resident in New South Wales A Mother's Offering to Her Children
Brisbane The Jacaranda Press 1979[1841] 0701612142 / 9780701612146 Facsimile Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ is lightly rubbed and has minor edgewear - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. A facsimile edition of Australia's first children's book - originally published in 1841. Introduction by Rosemary Wighton. 216 pages. ID199197 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Let's Pretend Poems, Agnew, Georgette [Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard]
2 Agnew, Georgette [Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard] Let's Pretend Poems
London J. Saville & Co. 1927 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good+ condition. No dustjacket. Corners a little rubbed and some marking to boards, spine a touch faded. Bookplate and previous owner's details to Front Free End paper . Black & white illustrations by Ernest Shepard. 63 pages ID293640 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Sam the Referee (The Brick Street Boys), Ahlberg, Janet and Allan
3 Ahlberg, Janet and Allan Sam the Referee (The Brick Street Boys)
London William Collins Sons & Co Ltd 1986 0001380125 / 9780001380127 Reprint Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in pictorial laminated boards. Wonderful, lively colour illustrations by the late Janet Ahlberg. Unpaginated Janet Ahlberg (1944-1994) twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal for children's books. She and her husband published five books in the Brick Boys series. ID297263 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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The Great Marathon Football Match (The Brick Street Boys), Ahlberg, Janet and Allan
4 Ahlberg, Janet and Allan The Great Marathon Football Match (The Brick Street Boys)
London William Collins Sons & Co Ltd 1986 0001380141 / 9780001380141 Reprint Hardback 
Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in pictorial laminated boards. Wonderful, lively colour illustrations by the late Janet Ahlberg. Gift inscription to front pastedown. Unpaginated Janet Ahlberg (1944-1994) twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal for children's books. She and her husband published five books in the Brick Boys series. This copy was the 10th anniversary edition. ID297262 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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Little Men Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys, Alcott, Louisa M.
5 Alcott, Louisa M. Little Men Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys
Garden City, NY Nelson Doubleday 1955 1st thus Hardback 
Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition. Faux leather boards. Black & white illustrations and colour frontispiece by Ruth Ives. A nice copy 384 pages The third book in the series about the March family. First published in 1871. ID293782 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Adventures of Jimmy Brown. Written By Himself, Alden, W.L. (Edited)
6 Alden, W.L. (Edited) Adventures of Jimmy Brown. Written By Himself
New York Harper and Brothers Publishers 1913 1st thus Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Corners a little worn and edges a little 'grubby'. Decorated front board and spine. Illustrated with Black and White plates and frontispiece. 238 pages ID281087 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Alone at Pine Street, Allan, Mabel Esther
7 Allan, Mabel Esther Alone at Pine Street
London Abelard 1983 0200728024 / 9780200728027 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Several small scattered stains to upper rear portion of the dustjacket. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Patricia Drew. A Grasshopper Book. 112 pages The sixth book in the Pine Street series which follow the adventures of the gang from Almond House. This one tells of how Samantha, the youngest of the gang, copes on her at Pine Street School. ID192363 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Over the Sea to School, Allan, Mabel Esther
8 Allan, Mabel Esther Over the Sea to School
London and Glasgow Blackie & Son No Date circa 1950s Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good condition. No dustjacket. Spine is lightly age-toned and some faint marking to boards. Gift inscription to prelims dated 1954. Previous owner's details to half-title page. Endpaperslightly tanned. Illustrated with Black and White plates by W. Mackinlay 255 pages First in the Dundonay House school stories. ID295919 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Rachel Tandy, Allan, Mabel Esther
9 Allan, Mabel Esther Rachel Tandy
Hutchinson of London 1958 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Small abrasion to lower edge of front free endpaper. Previous owner's neat stamp and inked number to front free endpaper. 224 pages A young adult novel about growing up and one's first job and writing children's books. ID287453 
Price: 95.00 AUD
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The Wood Street Helpers, Allan, Mabel Esther
10 Allan, Mabel Esther The Wood Street Helpers
London Methuen 1983 0416758908 / 9780416758900 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ is complete [not price clipped] & now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Illustrated by Shirley Hughes. 144 pages A Pied Piper Book. ID287318 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Wood Street and Mary Ellen, Allan, Mabel Esther
11 Allan, Mabel Esther Wood Street and Mary Ellen
London Methuen 1983 0416863507 / 9780416863505 Reprint Hardbound 
Octavo Size [approx 13x20cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. DJ is not price-clipped but the price sticker has been removed. Previous owner's details & small ink number to front free end paper. Black & white illustrations by Lesley Smith. 142 pages ID180573 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Queen's Knickers, Allan, Nicholas
12 Allan, Nicholas The Queen's Knickers
London Hutchinson 1993 0091764688 / 9780091764685 1st Edition Hardback 
Oblong Octavo Size [approx 22.8 x 15.3cm] Very Good condition in pictorial laminated boards. Bookseller stamp/label to front paste-down. Colour illustrations. 30 pages A little girl looks forward to the Queen's visit to her school and wonders what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear! ID297229 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Little Cockerel, Ambrus, Victor G.
13 Ambrus, Victor G. The Little Cockerel
New York Harcourt Brace & World Inc 1968 1st US Edition Hardback 
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. The white dustjacket is a little grubby with some loss to spine ends. Wonderful colour illustrations by award winning illustrator, Victor Ambrus. Unpaginated A retelling of a Hungarian folk tale. ID296878 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Tom Brown's Schooldays, An Old Boy
14 An Old Boy Tom Brown's Schooldays
London John F. Shaw & Co. Ltd no datecirca 1922 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Slight wear to the back cover of book. Offsetting to rear free end papers. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Black & white illustrations. 287 pages ID291883 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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15 Andersen, Hans Christian ANDERSEN'S FAIRY TALES
London Sunburst Books 1994 1857781732 / 9781857781731 Hardback 
Folio Size. VERY GOOD+ in pictorial laminated boards. Lovely illustrations by Renata Fucikova unpaginated ID230274 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales (2 Volumes in Slipcase), Andersen, Hans Christian; Edited by Svend Larsen
16 Andersen, Hans Christian; Edited by Svend Larsen Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales (2 Volumes in Slipcase)
Odense, Denmark Flensted 1953 Reprint Hardback 
16mo. [approx 10cm x 17cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjackets. DJs protected in purpose-made plastic sleeves. DJ are age discoloured on spines. The slipcase is complete but very battered with sticky tape repairs and discolouration. Translated from the Danish by R.P. Keigwin Black & white illustrations by Vilhelm Pederson - reproduced from the original drawings in the Andersen Museum in Odense. Colour frontispiece of Andersen reproduced from Carl Blochs' 1869 portrait. Vol1: 394pp; Vol 2: 368pp The World Edition from Andersen's home town. ID296136 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar., Anno, Mitsumasa & Masaichiro
17 Anno, Mitsumasa & Masaichiro Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar.
London The Bodley Head 1983 0370309588 / 9780370309583 1st UK Edition Hardback 
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Colour illustrations. The Story of a Jar and what was inside it. ID296967 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Young Visiters, ASHFORD, Daisy
18 ASHFORD, Daisy The Young Visiters
London Chatto & Windus 1919 Reprint Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Good Condition. Marbled boards are rubbed at corners and more lightly rubbed at edges. The title patch is age-darkened. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Black & white illustrations including a photograph of the author as frontispiece and another of the first page of the original manuscript. 86 pages Preface by J.M.Barrie. The comic story of Victorian England, completed when the author was nine years old. Published in the same year as the first edition [1919]. ID290802 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Lucie Attwell's Annual (1959), Attwell, Mabel Lucie (Illustrations); No Author Noted
19 Attwell, Mabel Lucie (Illustrations); No Author Noted Lucie Attwell's Annual (1959)
London Dean & Son Ltd. 1959 1st Edition Hardback 
Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Good condition in pictorial laminated boards with a red cloth spine. Light wear to edges and corners and faint marking to boards. Colour illustrations by Mabel Lucie Attwell. 77 pages Short stories, verses and several activities. The painting page is clear. ID296393 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Trespassers at Charlcote, Avery, Gillian
20 Avery, Gillian Trespassers at Charlcote
London Collins 1958 1st Edition Hardback 
Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is price-clipped with age-darkened spine. Presentation plate to front free-endpaper. Previous owners details [same person] to half-title page. Black & white illustrations by Dick Hart. 254 pages By the author of The Warden's Niece. This was Gillian Avery's second book after the success of The Warden's Niece. This story follows the adventures of two families of children spending their holidays in Victorian Oxfordshire countryside. Francis Copplestone, the eccentric curate from The Warden's Niece, makes another appearance. A delightful book by this highly regarded children's writer. ID269305 
Price: 90.00 AUD
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