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JOAN OF ARC; Or, the Story of a Noble Life, (None Noted)
1 (None Noted) JOAN OF ARC; Or, the Story of a Noble Life
Edinburgh William P. Nimmo & Co. 1880 1st Thus Hardcover (Decorated cloth) Very Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
108pp., colour-plate frontispiece, plus small b/white chapter illuminations and sketches. Book clean. Spine firm. Original green cloth decorated with blind, and printed embossing, with bright gilt title and surround. Mildly abraded edges and corners. Dark brown endpapers. Bright gilt text-block edges. Splotched and marked on several leaves. In very good condition for its age, with undamaged hinges, this story of Joan of Arc is written for boys and girls. Book weight approx. 130g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 26.32 AUD
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AUSTRALIAN VERSE FOR THE YOUNG : With Glimpses of Yesteryear, Bindi-Bindi
2 Bindi-Bindi AUSTRALIAN VERSE FOR THE YOUNG : With Glimpses of Yesteryear
Oakey, Queensland, Australia Bindi-Bindi Publishing 0646401726 / 9780646401720 Reprint Hardcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Lynne Wilson 
56pp., delightful colour-art illustrations throughout by Lynne Wilson. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated gloss boards have several minor indentations to rear panel. First printed in 2000, this edition being reprint number 6. The authors have endeavoured to present some primary lessons in an enjoyable way, and to give children a glimpse at the Australia of yesteryear, using Australian fauna as the principal characters. Contents include: At The Beach. The Bush Gymnasium, The Tennis Match of Snake Gully, Little Bilby, Sylvester Seagull, The Aussie Barbecue, The Apostle Birds, The Kakadu Bush Band, Danny Dolphin, The Cassowary, Glossary. Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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3 Butts, Dennis (Edited by) GOOD WRITERS FOR YOUNG READERS
St Albans, Hertfordshire, Great Britain Hart-Davis Educational 1977 0247127981 / 9780247127982 Softcover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
144pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Text-block edges flecked, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn and creased. Critical essays on a range of children's authors, plus a revue of British picture books since 1960. Book weight approx. 230g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 10.34 AUD
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COOL CHRISSIE!     (Signed Copy), Clark, Margaret
4 Clark, Margaret COOL CHRISSIE! (Signed Copy)
Milsons Point, N.S.W., Australia Red Fox 1998 0091838983 / 9780091838980 First Edition Softcover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Bettina Guthridge Inscribed and Signed By Author
94pp., b/white illustrations throughout by Bettina Guthridge. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Personal inscription, signed and dated (25-12-98) by the author, else leaves clean and unmarked, albeit with a hint of tanning. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly indented only. " . . . a survival guide with cool jokes and lots of tips to give you a laugh and keep you sane in the Christmas silly season." Book weight approx. 115g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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5 Clarke, Arthur C. THE YOUNG TRAVELLER IN SPACE
London Phoenix House Ltd. 1954 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Fair + Fair + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
72pp., colour-art frontispiece, unpaginated b/white halftone plates, plus intext diagrams. Book clean. Spine worn, with a small split, damage on head and heel. Colour-art illustrated boards worn on foredge corners, else light shelfwear. A former owner's name (in a childish hand) on ffep., textblock noticeably tanned, random splotches on endpapers. Colour-art illustrated (as boards), loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and edgeworn, with jagged tears, shelfwear, plus an original Australian price-sticker affixed to front flap. " . . . a book for young people in which space science is taken out of the realms of fiction and fantasy into those of fact and probability . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 13 chapters. Book weight approx. 390g. 
Price: 47.00 AUD
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HUMBLEPUPPY AND OTHER STORIES FOR TELLING : With Notes on How to Tell Them, Colwell, Eileen H. (Chosen and Annotated by)
6 Colwell, Eileen H. (Chosen and Annotated by) HUMBLEPUPPY AND OTHER STORIES FOR TELLING : With Notes on How to Tell Them
London The Bodley Head 1978 0370301277 / 9780370301273 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Ron Maris 
175pp., b/white illustrations throughout by Ron Maris. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain orange boards very lightly bumped. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Maris), loose-plastic protected dustjacket corner-clipped on front flap, sunning to spine, minor soft edge-creasing. "This is the fifth of Edith Colwell's storytelling collections and follows the same pattern. As in her previous collections there are notes for guidance at the back of the book which are an invaluable help to all would-be storytellers. The stories in this collection come from countries as different as Ireland, Australia and Japan . . . " Numerous stories commence with 'The Hopping Halfpenny (Traditional) and conclude with 'A Christmas Story' (Ruth Sawyer). Book weight approx. 345g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.92 AUD
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GOOD NIGHT, ME, Daddo, Andrew
7 Daddo, Andrew GOOD NIGHT, ME
Sydney, NSW, Australia Hachette Children's Books 2006 0733621120 / 9780733621123 Reprint Softcover Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Emma Quay 
Unpaginated (32pp.). Colour-art illustrations by Emma Quay. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper near fine. "Someone's ready for bed, but it's going to take a long, long time to say goodnight! . . . " Book weight approx. 205g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 8.46 AUD
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SONGS AND VERSE, Dahl, Roald
8 Dahl, Roald SONGS AND VERSE
London Puffin (Penguin Books) 2007 0141500980 / 9780141500980 Reprint Softcover with Fold-in Flaps Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
191pp., colour illustrations throughout by numerous illustrators, including Quentin Blake. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, soft crease to lower edge of small section. Illustrated, flapped card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. "Packed into these pages are seven sections bursting with monsters, gruesome children, magical creatures, ghastly adults and a few unpleasant surprises. 'Songs and Verse' is beautifully illustrated in full colour by Quentin Blake, as well as other leading artists such as Babette Cole, Lauren Child, Chris Riddell and Tony Ross." Book weight approx. 525g. 
Price: 11.28 AUD
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HAIRY MACLARY AND FRIENDS : 5 More Lynley Dodd Stories, Dodd, Lynley
9 Dodd, Lynley HAIRY MACLARY AND FRIENDS : 5 More Lynley Dodd Stories
London Puffin [Penguin] 2003 0141380233 / 9780141380230 First Thus Hardcover Very Good + 12mo (Oblong) 
165pp., colour-art illustrations (Lynley Dodd) to verso pages, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and crisp. Illustrated gloss boards negligibly bumped. Here are five more charming and exuberant stories from award-winning authors Lynley Dodd: Schnitzel von Krumm's Basketwork, Hairy Maclary, Sit, Scnitzel von Krumm Forget-Me-Not, Hairy Maclary and Zachary Quack, Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness. Book weight approx. 620g. 
Price: 25.85 AUD
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TINY TRAVELLERS: A Book of Stories and Rhymes for Little Folk, E. Hutchings
10 E. Hutchings TINY TRAVELLERS: A Book of Stories and Rhymes for Little Folk
London G.J.Galloway Staplebound Softcover Fair + Large 8vo 
No date or printing history [c.1920]. Three full-page, art-illustrated [Fred Bennett, 1919] colour plates, including frontispiece. Unpaginated [16 pages] with intext, b/w illustrations. Book square, staples rusty, but holding. Inscription, dated 1926 on verso of frontis, foxing specks throughout. Art-illustrated [as one text plate] card wrapper edgeworn, bumped, abrading on spine and plain rear. Ditto fingermarks. A quaint book for 'Little Folk', with stories and rhyme: Visit to the seaside, Bob by the sea, Jack's visit, The bunnies, Puss puss and Tom,. Good old Jock, Home again, All aboard, Jack and his Gee-Gee and Piggie-Wig's trouble. Book weight approx. 140g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 94.00 AUD
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THE AUSTRALIAN TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS  (Signed Copy), Fechner, Conny
11 Fechner, Conny THE AUSTRALIAN TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (Signed Copy)
Australia Alan Cornwell 2013 187671168X / 9781876711689 Reprint Softcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Conny Fechner Signed and Inscribed By Author
24p., delightful colour art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Short inscription, "Happy Reading", signed by author and illustrator Conny Fechner on inside front cover. From the rear panel: An Australian Classic. Twelve cross-eyed emus, Eleven limping lizards, Ten noisy numbats, Nine fat koalas, Eight frill-necked lizards, Seven wobbly wombats, Six cackling cockies, Five pink galahs, Four kangaroos, Three magpies, Two lyrebirds, And a kookaburra in a gum tree." Book weight approx. 130g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 18.80 AUD
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HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN'S THUMBELINA, Fienberg, Anna
12 Fienberg, Anna HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN'S THUMBELINA
Sydney Pan Macmillan 2002 0732911338 / 9780732911331 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Mark Jackson and Heather Potter 
Unpaginated (32 pp.). Colour-art illustrations throughout by Mark Jackson and Heather Potter. Duo-tone art-illustrated endpapers. Book clean. Spine firm, very lightly bumped at head. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated matt boards undamaged. Hans Christian Andersen's delightful story of Thumbelina, the 'little girl as big as your thumb', retold by Anna Fienberg. Book weight approx. 425g. 
Price: 24.44 AUD
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13 Forrest, John and Carey STROSS AND ME. (Signed Copy)
Melbourne, Australia Hill Of Content 1990 0855721960 / 9780855721961 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Signed and Inscribed By Author
Unpaginated (48 pages). Full-page colour-art illustrations throughout, by John Forrest. Book clean and square. Spine firm, tiny chips there-on. Two names, plus a dated inscription signed by John Forrest on ffep., a creased, closed tear in the top margin of one leaf, plus one other short repaired tear. Art-illustrated gloss boards lightly bumped. No dustjacket. . . . so inspired by the beauty of an island and of a particular friend named Asterios, who taught them and their son so much about it that they made their home there. The island is named Corfu, or Kerkira, in Greece. The poetic verse, and lovely illustrations are the result. . . Book weight approx. 400g. 
Price: 21.62 AUD
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14 Gervais, Ricky FLANIMALS
London Faber and Faber 2004 0571220770 / 9780571220779 1st Edition, 1st Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Rob Steen 
Unpaginated (64 pages). Colour-art 'Flanimals' illustrations throughout by Rob Steen. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Remainder stripe on foot of textblock, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated boards nominally bumped. Identically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket has a clean 6.5 cm. cut on front, otherwise good. A series of creatures that only their mothers could love...Book weight approx. 500g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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15 Gliori, Debi DEBI GLIORI'S BEDTIME STORIES : Bedtime Tales with a Twist
U.K. Dorling Kindersley 2002 0751345776 / 9780751345773 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
80pp., colour art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated gloss boards nominally bumped. Identically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edgeworn, tiny nick to lower edge. Debi Gliori, one of the most successful creators of children's books today, retells a delightful collection of her favourite bedtime stories, giving them a unique and humorous twist of her own . . . Book weight approx. 640g. 
Price: 15.98 AUD
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16 Hahn, Lotte K. THE UNICORN WHO WANTED TO BE SEEN
New York Frederick Warne 1961 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Christine Price 
Unpaginated [approx. 48 pages]. Beautifully illustrated throughout in one and two-colour illustrations by debut picture-book illustrator Christine Price, who, previously, had illustrated books for older children. Book clean and square. Unissued library-quality binding. Mild bumps on head and heel of backstrip, plus a small stain spot on front board. A recent inscription [nondescript] on ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated [Christine Price], loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and nipped, price-clipped, jagged tears and small piece excised from foot. The unicorn, a long-time subject of European legend and folklore, has also appeared in Christian art, sometimes symbolically . . . In this story, a vision of this gentle creature inspires an old man who has spent his life making bronze sculptures, to create his masterpiece at a time when he considers himself too old to make anything new . . . Book weight approx. 360g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 13.16 AUD
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RUPERT ANNUAL. No. 54, Henderson, James
17 Henderson, James RUPERT ANNUAL. No. 54
London Express Newspapers 1989 0850791871 / 9780850791877 Hardcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall John Harrold 
98pp., colour-art endpapers [identical], plus intext colour-art story panels, and games pages throughout, all illustrations by John Harrold, with story colouring by Doris Campbell. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, gloss papered boards lightly bumped on foredge corners, plus head and heel of backstrip. Lots of puzzles and stories, the first being the tale of Rupert and the Boomerarrow, followed by Rupert and the Knight, and after lots more stories, finishes with Rupert and Rika's Return. Book weight approx. 600g. 
Price: 14.05 AUD
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WHERE'S THE DRAGON ?, Hook, Jason
18 Hook, Jason WHERE'S THE DRAGON ?
St Helen's, U.K. Fernleigh Books 2003 1856136779 / 9781856136778 First Thus Hardcover Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Richard Hook 
Unpaginated (24 pp.). Beautiful textured colour illustrations throughout, by Richard Hook. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated boards negligibly scuffed only. "This is a story about one man, one boy, one dog and their hunt for an enormous old dragon. Enjoy the story, and then see how many dragons you can find along the way!" Book weight approx. 730g. 
Price: 14.10 AUD
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THE ALPHASHELL BOOK : A Book About Molluscs of Australia for Children, Hunt, Helen
19 Hunt, Helen THE ALPHASHELL BOOK : A Book About Molluscs of Australia for Children
Melbourne, VIC, Australia Lothian Publishing 1982 0850910676 / 9780850910674 Second Impression Hardcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
(vi) + 66pp., unpaginated colour plates, intext b/white halftone plates, plus sketches, and line-drawings, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated gloss boards nominally bumped only. " . . . is a first book about molluscs of Australia for children . . . easy reference . . . alphabetical order . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 240g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 16.45 AUD
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OLAF HUNTS A WURGLE, Jones, Vince and Upton, Amanda
20 Jones, Vince and Upton, Amanda OLAF HUNTS A WURGLE
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Century Hutchinson Australia 1986 0091570808 / 9780091570804 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Unpaginated (36 pages). Colour-art illustrated (one double-page spread, else illustrations on recto pages) by Amanda Upton (b. 1965, Brisbane, Australia) throughout. Book clean and square. Spine nominally bumped. Purple boards and endpapers (rear paper has trivial printing fault) very good. Text-block unmarked. Art-illustrated (Amanda Upton), loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, and colour-faded on spine, else very good. "Olaf lay in bed listening to the scratching and hissing noises above his head. Something was trapped in the ceiling . . . " Book weight approx. 325g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 15.04 AUD
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