London, Thomas Nelson, [no date, late 1920's]. The contemporary presentation inscription on the flyleaf is dated 25 March 1929.
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Sydney, Publicity Press, 1938.
Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1951. A Blue Wren Book.
London, OUP, 1929. A publisher's sample of the 11th issue; with the relevant tear-sheet from OUP's catalogue tipped in.
Covent Garden, H.G. Clarke and Co., [circa 1870s]. 'In the 1870s H.G. Clarke sold ... a paper panorama of the Lord Mayor's Show, complete with instructions on how to construct your own toy panorama proscenium for performance. Panoramas of the Lord Mayor's Show, crudely printed and often hand-coloured, were sold.....
[No place], The Texas Company (Australasia), [1950s?]. In the foreword, the Company (producers of the Texaco range of oils and fuels) 'feels it is rendering a service' by presenting some topical side-lights on the vanishing race, particularly as the 'problem of exploiting [the Northern Territory's] commercial possibilities' is at hand...
Sydney, Angus & Robertson, 1959. Not a bad book, if you like a bad book. When accident-prone Nama, a friend of Ullagulbra and his mate Tewarra, is bitten by a brown snake while out playing, hunting and gathering, the boys quickly kill the reptile and carry the young girl back...
Adelaide, William Kyffin Thomas, Printer, 1876. We successfully tendered for a large quantity of duplicate pamphlets from the SLSA in 2001; this is one of them, which we are finally getting around to processing.
Sydney, Whitehall Productions, June, 1960. Signed at the head of the front cover by the playwright's wife, Thelma Afford; Max Afford died in 1954. Number 21 in the Drama and the School series, edited by C. Fenton. 'Awake my love, is rewritten from Colonel Light, the founder, South Australian Centenary...
London, Gollancz, 1976.
[London, circa 1920] (with 'Made in Germany' printed on the front cover). The ultimate fictitious voyage: the R37 was almost completed when production was cancelled in February 1921, and it was dismantled later that year.
Melbourne, George Robertson and Company (Printed in Scotland), . The cover title is 'Some Childrens' [sic] Songs by Marion Alsop. Words by Dorothy McCrae. Designed by Edith Alsop'. Dorothy Frances McCrae (1879-1937) was a daughter of George Gordon McCrae, 'poet and man of letters', and sister of the poet Hugh...
Berlin, Axel Juncker, [c.1920]. With the bookplate of Lorna Waterhouse. With illustrations by Alfred Thon. Text in German.
London, Nimmo, 1887. The illustration stamped in gilt on the front cover, although based closely on the illustration on page 33 in the text, is clearly produced from a different engraving - this is possibly an unsigned designer binding of a very high standard.
[Amsterdam?], BH Jeugdbibliotheek, . Jeugdbibliotheek (Youth Library) Number 36A. An account of the MacRobertson International Air Race, London to Melbourne, 1934. Offered together with a companion piece (Number 38A) by the same author: 'Amsterdam-Batavia in 24 Uur. Een Spannend Verhaal voor Jongens' (pictorial wrappers showing trifling signs of use and age).
London, Andre Deutsch, 1980 (first edition).
Milton, Jacaranda Press, 1979 [first thus]/ 1841. Marcie Muir's pamphlet, 'Charlotte Barton: Australia's First Children's Author' finally solved the mystery of the identity of the author, long misattributed by Ferguson (based on information pencilled in the Petherick copy in the National Library). The thirteen stories in the book are drawn...
London, Warne, [circa 1930]. Muir 604 (Wally the Kangaroo): 'Simple story about toy animals with no reference to Australia'.
London, Methuen, 1924. A catalogue of and contents of Queen Mary's Dolls' House, a gift to the Queen from the people of Britain after the First World War, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and built on a scale of one inch to the foot. The second volume, edited by E.V....
London, The Shakespeare Head, 1947. 'A Novel for Boys and Girls by the Authoress of 'The Overlanders''; the location is given as 'Newcastle district, New South Wales'.
Melbourne, Heinemann, 1985/ 1985. Signed and inscribed by the artist.
Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1950 [third impression]/ 1943. Inscribed 'To Chris, Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Don Bradman 1/11/51'. We know this to be a present from Don to a child the Bradmans fostered, as we bought it in 2002 from the recipient (and have just got around to cataloguing it!).
London, Hambledon Press, 1996.
London, Ward, Lock, 1929 [first edition].
London, Ward, Lock, 1916 [first edition].