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Children's Literature:Poetry

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1 Ahlberg, Allan Heard It in the Playground
London Viking Kestrel 1989 0670823724 / 9780670823727 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Small Octavo Fritz Wegtner 
110 pp. A few unobrusive dents to illustrated boards. Lower rear corner a little bumped. Internally as new. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Cakes and Custard: Children's Rhymes, Alderson, Brian (editor)
2 Alderson, Brian (editor) Cakes and Custard: Children's Rhymes
London Heinemann 1974 0434926000 / 9780434926008 First Hard Cover Good Good Large Octavo Helen Oxenbury 
156 pp + index of first lines. Considerable general and edgewear, including foxing, to price-clipped dustjacket. Splotches to upper edge of text block. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper; gift note opposite half title. Decorated endpapers. Internally bright, unmarked, solidly bound. Wonderful colour and b/w illustrations throughout. Familiar nursery rhymes with interesting historical variations. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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3 Danes, Emma & Caroline Hooper (ed.) The Usborne Nursery Rhyme Songbook
London Usborne 1996 0746017049 / 9780746017043 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Parekh, Radhi 
47 pp. Colour illustrations throughout. Contains musical notation, "music specially arranged for young children's voices." Boards with some light wear (several small dents), and light edgewear at spine and corners. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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4 De La Mare, Walter Come Hither Volume II: A Collection of Rymes & Poems for the Young of All Ages
Middlesex, England Kestrel Books 1978 0722654715 / 9780722654712 Reprinted Hard Cover Good + Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Sara Midda, wood engravings By Diana Bloomfield 
404 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not price clipped but has light edgewear including discolouration and wrinkling. Wear to upper edges of green cloth boards. Upper edge of text block is foxed. Internally very good -- clean and solidly bound. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Voice, De La Mare, Walter
5 De La Mare, Walter The Voice
New York Delacorte Press 1986 0385295324 / 9780385295321 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Quarto Catherine Brighton 
Unpaginated. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Full-page colour illustrations. "A sequence of poems by Walter de la Mare chosen and illustrated by Catherine Brighton." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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A Book of Pacific Lullabies, Duder, Tessa (editor)
6 Duder, Tessa (editor) A Book of Pacific Lullabies
Auckland HarperCollins New Zealand 2002 1869504496 / 9781869504496 First Paperback Paperback Near Fine Landscape Quarto Anton Petrov 
Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Poems by Sia Figiel, Michaelanne Forster, Margaret Mahy, Hinewehi Mohi, Joy Cowley, John Marsden, Trish Gribben, Patricia Grace, Wendy Orr, Peggy Dunstan, Joy Watson, Jocelyn Marshall, Barbara Else, Anna Maria Dell'oso, Tess Duder, Melini Fasavalu, Colin Gibson. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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7 Dutton, Geoffrey On My Island
Melbourne F. W. Cheshire 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Good Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall John Perceval 
42 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in removable clear sleeve, is not clipped but has edgewear including discolouration, chipping and small closed tears. Black cloth boards a little bumped and worn at corners and extremities of backstrip. Shallow tear and a little smudging to ffep, otherwise internally clean and solidly bound. DW illustrated, front and back, with colour reproduction of Perceval's "Coastal Crab". Dutton's poetry for children (inspired by South Australia's Kangaroo Island) is accompanied by Perceval's b/w drawings. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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This Realm, Elson, Diane
8 Elson, Diane This Realm
UK World's Work 1982 0437377059 / 9780437377050 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Large Octavo 
106 pp. Light general and edgewear (discolouration, a few creases) to unclipped dustjacket. Very faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. An anthology of poems and prose celebrating England. Colour and b/w illustrations. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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9 Farjeon, Eleanor Nursery Rhymes of London Town
London Duckworth 1973 0715607367 / 9780715607367 Reprint Paperback Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" Tall Macdonald Gill 
122 pp. Cover slightly soiled and edgeworn, damage to lower front corner of front and back covers. Spine not creased. Long inked gift inscription to first page. Many dog-eared pages. Pages clean and tightly bound. Contains Nursery Rhymes of London Town, first published 1916, and More Nursery Rhymes of London Town, first published 1917. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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10 Foster, John Spaceways: An Anthology of Space Poems
Oxford Oxford University Press 1986 0192760688 / 9780192760685 First Edition Paperback Good+ Ex-Library 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
127 pp. Cover slightly creased. Two or three small stamps are only evidence of ex-library status. Internally bright, clean and tightly bound. Colour and b/w illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Still As a Star: A Book of Nighttime Poems, Hopkins, Lee Bennett
11 Hopkins, Lee Bennett Still As a Star: A Book of Nighttime Poems
Boston Little Brown & Company 1989 0316372722 / 9780316372725 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Quarto Karen Milone 
29 pp. Light wear to upper edges of unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges. All else as new. Colour illustrations throughout. Poems by Carl Sandburg, Eleanor Farjeon, many others. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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12 Houston, Libby All Change
Oxford Oxford University Press 1993 0192760645 / 9780192760647 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
107 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped. There is a 1" dent on the front panel of both book and dw. It is closed and unobtrusive. Book is otherwise near fine. Poems are illustrated with b/w drawings. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Fairies and Phantoms, Jennings, Linda (Compiler)
13 Jennings, Linda (Compiler) Fairies and Phantoms
London Hodder & Stoughton 1987 0340395141 / 9780340395141 First Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Small Quarto Sally Gregory 
Spine very lightly sunned. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Colour illustrations throughout. "Witches, ghosts, fairies and goblins abound in this magical collection of poetry by such authors as Thomas Hardy, William Shakespeare, Walter de la Mare, Leonard Clark, and others." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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14 Patten, Brian (editor) The Puffin Book of Twentieth-Century Children's Verse
London Puffin Books / Penguin 1991 0140322361 / 9780140322361 First Paperback Paperback Very Good Small Octavo Michael Foreman 
414 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated wrappers. Edges of text block faintly yellowed. Internally as new. Published simultaneously with Viking's hardback edition. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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In Verse-Land Book I, Ridout, C. J.
15 Ridout, C. J. In Verse-Land Book I
London Blackie & Son Paperback Good 12 mo 
96 pp. Undated, but has the "Book Production War Economy Standard" notice on the publication details page. A little fraying to cloth-covered paper covers, which are somewhat smudged and scuffed. Corners are curled, with cloth lifting from paper at lower front corner. Some foxing and offsetting to eps. Internally clean and solidly bound. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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We are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, Sendak, Maurice
16 Sendak, Maurice We are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy
HarperCollins 1993 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Landscape Quarto Maurice Sendak 
A little creasing along upper edge of unclipped dustjacket. Small tear along upper corner of back cover. All else as new. "Two traditional rhymes from Mother Goose, ingeniously joined and interpreted by Maurice Sendak." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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17 Tucker, Nicholas Mother Goose Abroad
London Hamish Hamilton 1974 241024641 First Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Stubley, Trevor 
Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped but is edgeworn and a little discoloured. Price sticker to front flap. Orange cloth boards worn along the upper edge. Internally clean, bright and tightly bound. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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