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Flannel Flowers and Other Bush Babies - May Gibbs

Circa 1920 - Angus & Robertson Ltd, Sydney - First Edition, Early Printing (First printed 1917).
A scarce early printing of the third of five booklets in May Gibb’s famous Gum Nut series, which laid the way for her series of ten longer books relating the adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (and their friends and relations) over the next quarter of a century.

Charmingly illustrated with a colour plate tipped onto the front covers, a colour frontispiece, pictorial title page, and eleven full page sepia-tinted plates. One plate with later water colouring, and one with partial colouring.
 
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Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Their Adventures Wonderful - May Gibbs

1918 - Angus & Robertson Ltd., Sydney - First Edition, first issue (W. C. Penfold & Co Ltd., 183 Pitt Street)
A pretty first edition of May Gibbs' best known work, and her first full-length book. Charmingly illustrated with a colour plate tipped onto the front covers, a colour frontispiece, pictorial title page, twenty-two full page sepia-tinted plates, and vignettes throughout the text (in black).

‘This enchanting story of two little gumnut brothers and their friends, set in the Australian bush, captured the hearts and imaginations of generations of children. Offering lessons for its young readers, the story balanced good with evil by introducing the bad Banksia Men and Mrs Snake. There was also an underlying conservation message: “
Humans, please be kind to all Bush creatures and don't pull flowers up by the roots”.

Gibbs dedicated the book to ‘Lefty and Bill’ which were nicknames for her beloved mother and father. When the book was released in late 1918 it was an enormous success with the first, second and third editions selling out almost immediately.’ - State Library of New South Wales.
 
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Green Willow and other Japanese Fairy Tales - James Grace, Warwick Goble (illustrator)

1910 - Macmillan and Co., London - First Trade Edition
A lovely collection of tales and legends, many of them sourced from the Ko-ji-ki, or Record of Ancient Matters, which contains the mythology of Japan, and beautifully illustrated with 40 tipped-in colour plates by Warwick Goble.

Stories in the collection include ‘Flower of the Peony’, ‘Green Willow’, ‘Tamamo, ‘The Fox Maiden’, ‘The Flute’, ‘The Moon Maiden’, and ‘The Wind in the Pine Tree’, among many others.
 
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The Wind In The Willows - Kenneth Grahame

1926 - Methuen & Co. Ltd., London - Nineteenth Edition (First published 1908)
An early edition in the original binding of Kenneth Grahame’s timeless children’s tale, with frontispiece illustration by Graham Robertson.

‘And you really live by The River? What a jolly life!’

‘By it and with it and on it and in it,’ said the Rat... ‘It’s my world, and I don’t want any other. What it hasn’t got is not worth having, and what it doesn’t know is not worth knowing.’
 
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Almanack for 1924 - Kate Greenaway

1923 - Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd, London - First Edition
Yellow cloth-backed colour pictorial glazed boards, page edges dark blue. Twenty four panels with colour illustrations by Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. 
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Almanack for 1885 - Kate Greenaway

1884 - George Routledge & Sons, London - First Edition
The third of Greenaway’s popular little illustrative children’s Almanacks, which started with the 1883 edition and was published annually from 1883 through 1897 with one exception in 1896. With twenty four pages of colour illustrations engraved and printed by Edmund Evans.

In the publisher’s original glazed pictorial boards.
 
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Almanack for 1886 - Kate Greenaway

1885 - George Routledge & Sons, London - First Edition
A near fine, pretty little Almanack, twenty four pages with colour illustrations by Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. The fourth of Greenaway’s popular little illustrative children’s Almanacks, which started with the 1883 edition and was published annually from 1883 through 1897 with one exception in 1896

In the scarce deluxe of faux pigskin, gilt decorated and lettered pebbled white boards, bordered in blue lines, yellow-orange endpapers, all edges gilt. There was also a standard edition of glazed pictorial boards.
 
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A Day in a Child's Life - Kate Greenaway

1881 - George Routledge and Sons, London - First edition, first state
Charmingly illustrated with colour wood cuts throughout by Kate Greenaway, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. The accompanying musical score is by Myles B. Foster.

Nine songs, with music, starting with
Waking through Playtime; Grace Before Meal; A Romp; Tired and finally Sleeping. 
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