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Children's Literature:Non-Fiction

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1 The Wonder Book of Things To Do Indoors & Out of Doors
London and Melbourne Ward, Lock & Co Cloth Over Boards Good+ No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
224 pgs. With seven colour plates and 250 illustrations. Corners and bottom edges of cover are worn through to the board. Decorative endpapers; ffep is dog-eared and has tidy gift inscription in ink. Interior bright, unmarked, unwrinkled and tightly bound. Partial contents: Making model aeroplanes, camping, silhouette portraits, if you like boxing, the magic number nine, how to use a pantograph, electrical contrivances, the string and the button puzzle, better hockey, how to make scenery for model railways, be a better cricketer, sone invisible inks, memory and speed test, some tricks with matches, the hectograph, walking on a newspaper, how to make a weather teller. And much, much more. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Days of the Dinosaurs, Anderson, Jan
2 Anderson, Jan The Days of the Dinosaurs
Melbourne Thomas Nelson Australia 1985 0170067130 / 9780170067133 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Quarto Graeme Base 
50 pp. A little unobtrusive scuffing to illustrated boards. Small bump and short tear to back cover near base of spine. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Shows how scientists, using fossil evidence, piece together information about these animals that roamed the Earth for 130 million years." 
Price: 60.00 AUD
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Simple Science, Andrade, E. N. Da C, and Julian Huxley
3 Andrade, E. N. Da C, and Julian Huxley Simple Science
Great Britain Basil Blackwell Oxford Cloth Good Good Octavo 
688 pp, incl index. DW worn around the edges. Book cover is attractive red cloth with gilt lettering. Both book and price-clipped DW have considerable. Previous owner’s details (dated 1936) inked to front pastedown. A physicist and a zoologist explain science and natural history to young people. Many diagrams and line drawings. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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4 Barbary, James The Flight to Varennes (Famous Events series)
London Macdonald 1968 First Cloth Good+ Good 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Mieke, Anne 
95 pp. History for children. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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5 Clark, Samuel The Ocean and Its Inhabitants with their Uses to Man
London The Bodley Head 1982 Facsimile Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Octavo 
Originally published by Darton and Clark, London, 1844. This facsimile edition reproduced from The Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library by Holp Shuppan, Publishers, Tokyo 1982. Previous owner's inked name to front pastedown, otherwise as new. Slipcase is Good, with light general wear and sticker residue to the back. Full-page colour illustrations. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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A Hand Upon The Time: A Life of Charles Dickens, Cooper, Lettice
6 Cooper, Lettice A Hand Upon The Time: A Life of Charles Dickens
London Victor Gollancz 1971 057500603X / 9780575006034 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
144 pp. Light general and edgewear to price-clipped dj. Faint sticker residue to upper dj panel. Cream boards square and unbumped, with two or three shallow dents to bottom edge. One small Rorschached splotch to rear eps, otherwise internally unmarked, bright, solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates. "...an informative, vivid introduction for young people to the life and works of Dickens, rich in quotations from Both Dickens' and his contemporaries' writings." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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The House of History: The Basement. From the Earliest Men to the Fall of Rome, Edwards-Rees, Desiree
7 Edwards-Rees, Desiree The House of History: The Basement. From the Earliest Men to the Fall of Rome
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1934 Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12 mo 
285 pp. Light general and edgewear to boards. Spine lightly sunned. Discolouration to edges of text block. Small bookseller's sticker (Griffiths Book Store Geelong ) to front pastedown. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Colour plates. Black-and-white plates. Black-and-white drawings and photos in the text. Index. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Story of Our World, Evans, I. O.
8 Evans, I. O. The Story of Our World
Hutchinson of London 1958 Second Edition Hard Cover Good Good Small Octavo William McClaren 
224 pp. Light general and edgewear including a bit of nibbling to unclipped dustjacket. Red cloth boards clean and square, lower corners slightly bumped. A little foxing to edges of text block. Maps to endpapers. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white drawings in the text. "Here is history presented as if you were watching Cinemascope. Right from the beginning of time to our own day and age. It's a book for you senior boys and girls -- a book to help you glimpse a picture of historical events as they happened. It is, in fact, a kind of pocket-history, and easily digested. The index is your memory-prodder -- should you need one." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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9 Folsom, Franklin The Wonderful Story of Language
London Odhams Books Limited 1963 Hard Cover Good + No Jacket Quarto John Hull and Tran Mawicke 
192 pp. Very light general wear to illustrated glossy boards. Ends of backstrip and (unbumped) corners are a little chipped. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Linguistics for children. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout. 
Price: 45.00 AUD
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Backyard Bush and Beyond, Greive, Prudence
10 Greive, Prudence Backyard Bush and Beyond
South Yarra Hyland House 1988 0947062181 / 9780947062187 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Quarto Jennifer Green 
Very light general and edgewear to illustrated boards. Faint water stains to outer fore margins of last few pages. Occasional thumbing creases. Otherwise bright and unmarked. Colour illustrations throughout. Solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Yakini & Friends, Hart, Bob
11 Hart, Bob Yakini & Friends
South Yarra, Victoria Hardie Grant Books 2000 174064011X / 9781740640114 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Caird, David (photography) 
47 pp. Very light wear to illustrated boards, tiny bumps to upper corners, otherwise near fine. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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The Illustrated History Encyclopedia Everyday Life in the Ancient World, Haywood, John, editor
12 Haywood, John, editor The Illustrated History Encyclopedia Everyday Life in the Ancient World
New York and London Hermes House Anness 2002 1843096366 / 9781843096368 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Good + Octavo 
256 pp. Light edgewear to unclipped dw, including creasing and small closed tear near upper end of spine. Extremely light scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally as new. Colour illustrations throughout. "Compare how people of the past faced the challenges of civilization." Includes timelines, illustrated step-by-step projects. Excellent home or school resource. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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13 Knight, Frank Russia Fights Japan (Famous Events Series)
London Macdonald 1969 First Cloth Good + Good + 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Phillips, Roger 
96 pp. History for children. Line drawings. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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14 Knight, Frank The Dardanelles Campaign (Famous Events series)
London Macdonald 1970 First Cloth Good + Good + 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Phillips, Douglas 
94 pp. History for children. Includes battle of Gallipoli. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Cod's Tale, Kurlansky, Mark
15 Kurlansky, Mark The Cod's Tale
New York Putnam Books for Young Readers 2001 0399234764 / 9780399234767 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Landscape Quarto S. D. Schindler 
43 pp. Creasing to lower edge of unclipped dustjacket. All else as new. "What was it that fed the Viking expeditions, spurred the Pilgrims on to moneymaking success, drove the settlement of North America, and has also been a staple food in every cafeteria since the 1950s? Would you believe it was a fish? That's right! The Codfish!" 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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16 Lefroy, Mike Captain Cook's Endeavour
Fremantle, Australia H.M. Bark Endeavour Foundation Paperback Good+ Quarto Rick Martin 
64 pp. Light wear to illustrated wraps. Stapled spine. Corners a little curled. "National Maritime Museum" sticker to inside front cover. Internally unmarked. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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Make Your Own Dinosaur out of Chicken Bones: Foolproof Instructions for Budding Paleontologists, McGowan, Christopher
17 McGowan, Christopher Make Your Own Dinosaur out of Chicken Bones: Foolproof Instructions for Budding Paleontologists
New York Harper Perennial 1997 0060952261 / 9780060952266 Reprint Paperback Very Good Large Octavo Julian Mulock 
144 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Detailed black-and-white drawings in the text. "With the help of some wire, glue, toothpicks, and other ordinary household items, the bones of three chickens become the vertebrae, legs, and skull of a Brontosaurus. McGowan also provides a wealth of information on dinosaur evolution and paleontological procedures, not to mention recipes for chicken soups and salads." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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18 Mendelsohn, Oscar The Bendigo Track and Other Jingles
Australia Thomas Nelson 1976 0170019977 / 9780170019972 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
48pp. Musical notation with occasional illustrations. Includes, among others: Thirteen Nanny Goats, Kanga-ranga-roo, Numberot, Sugary Stelle, Winkleton, Garrulous Hans, The Master Key, Living High etc. Previous owner's ink inscription to title page, otherwise near fine internally. Boards with a little yellowing to edges. Dustjacket lightly worn and yellowed along edges. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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19 Miller, Cameron & Falla, Dominique Woodlore
NSW Australia Omnibus Books 1994 1862911681 / 9781862911680 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket, as Issued 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Falla, Dominique 
Unpaginated. Small, tidy dent to back board; publisher's sticker ("Great Australian Childrens Books") to front board (could be easily removed). Inscribed by author and illustrator on half title page. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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My Golden Library of Animal Stories from Australia and New Zealand Volume 2, Morris, Jill, and Diana Peterson
20 Morris, Jill, and Diana Peterson My Golden Library of Animal Stories from Australia and New Zealand Volume 2
Gladesville NSW Golden Press 1979 0855585099 / 9780855585099 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket Quarto Richardson, Rich 
173 pp. General and edgewear to boards.Spine ends frayed, tear and creasing to ffep. A couple of faint stains to half-title, otherwise unmarked; solidly bound.Contents: Percy the peaceful Platypus, Honey the sugar glider, Kolo the bush Koala, Harry the Hairy-Nosed Wombat. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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