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Children's Literature:Non-Fiction

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The Wonder Book of Things To Do Indoors & Out of Doors
1 The Wonder Book of Things To Do Indoors & Out of Doors
London and Melbourne Ward, Lock & Co Cloth Over Boards Good+ No Jacket Quarto 
224 pgs. With seven colour plates and 250 illustrations. Corners and lower 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, some 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: 20.00 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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The Flight to Varennes (Famous Events series), Barbary, James
4 Barbary, James The Flight to Varennes (Famous Events series)
London Macdonald 1968 First Clothbound Very Good Very Good 12 mo Anne Mieke 
95 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white drawings in the text. History for children. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The World of the Pharaohs, Baumann, Hans
5 Baumann, Hans The World of the Pharaohs
London Oxford University Press 1960 First English Language Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo Albert Burges (colour photographs), Hans Peter Renner (line drawings) 
236 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to edges of cloth boards. Short ink mark to lower edge of text block -- a little unusual in shape and colour, but probably a remainder mark. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white line drawings; colour photographs. Children's history/fiction. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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A Mouse Named Mus, Brady, Irene
6 Brady, Irene A Mouse Named Mus
London Macdonald 1973 0356045293 / 9780356045290 First British Hard Cover Very Good Good Small Quarto Irene Brady 
93 pp. Light general and edgewear, including a few stains and scratches and a little abrasion to rear panel, to unclipped dustjacket. Some foxing to first and last few pages. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. "Although in A Mouse Named Mus Irene Brady conveys a wealth of fascinating information about a wide variety of American wildlife, the reader's interest in Mus's story is never allowed to flag for a moment. Here, in fact, is a welcome addition to the handful of animal stories which allow one to see life in all its wonder through another creature's eyes. On every page the author's splendidly exact and action-filled drawings add to the delight of a quite exceptional book." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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7 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
8 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
9 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.
10 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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11 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
12 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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The Illustrated History Encyclopedia Everyday Life in the Ancient World, Haywood, John, editor
13 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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14 Holling, Holling Clancy Paddle-To-The-Sea
London Collins 1960 Reprint Hard Cover Good Fair Quarto Holling Clancy Holling 
Light foxing to page edges, dustjacket and some pages. Slight water damage to edge of spine and spine of dustjacket. Small tears in dustjacket along top edge and spine. Maps to endpapers show Paddle's journey from the cabin near Lake Nipigon through the Great Lakes to the sea. Children's picture book, geography and natural history. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, Kerley, Barbara
15 Kerley, Barbara The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins
New York Scholastic Press 2001 0439114942 / 9780439114943 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Large Quarto Brian Selznick 
As new. "An illuminating history of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, artist and lecturer, with drawings, many of which are based on the original sketches of Mr. Hawkins. A True Dinosaur Story in Three Ages: From a childhood love of art, to the monumental dinosaur sculptures at the Crystal Palace in England, to the thwarted work in New York's Central Park -- It's All Here!" 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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Russia Fights Japan (Famous Events Series), Knight, Frank
16 Knight, Frank Russia Fights Japan (Famous Events Series)
London Macdonald 1969 First Clothbound Very Good Very Good 12 mo Phillips, Roger 
96 pp. Extremely light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint erasure marks to front free endpaper. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. History for children. Line drawings. The book is small and light; within Australia postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Dardanelles Campaign (Famous Events series), Knight, Frank
17 Knight, Frank The Dardanelles Campaign (Famous Events series)
London Macdonald 1970 First Clothbound Very Good Very Good 12 mo Douglas Phillips 
94 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white drawings in the text. History for children. Includes battle of Gallipoli. The book is small and light; within Australia postage will be lowered to $3.00 upon receipt of order. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Cod's Tale, Kurlansky, Mark
18 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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19 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
20 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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