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Written by May Gibbs; Maureen Walsh. Illustrated by May Gibbs.
Stock no. 2128520
Published by Cornstalk Publishing. Circa 1991. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Snatches of interviews, notes from sketchbooks, letters and autobiographical jottings. Large format. Green cloth, white title to spine. 228 pages. B/w photos plus b/w and colour illustrations throughout. ISBN: 0207151784. Wrapper is faded to base of spine.

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Written by May Gibbs. Illustrated by Noela Young.
Stock no. 1815923
Published by Angus & Robertson Publishers. 1988. Very good condition.

Original characters created by May Gibbs, redrawn by Young. Adapted by David Harris. Large format, glazed pictorial boards. Blue endpapers. Colour illustrations. Young Australia series. ISBN: 020713264X. Reprint. Light creasing to prelims. One or two foxspots to margins.

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Written by May Gibbs. Illustrated by May Gibbs.
Stock no. 1505079
Published by Ure Smith. 1st 1953. Very good condition in a slightly better than good dustwrapper.

A Garden Whim-Wham. The young Prince Dande Lion sets off to see the world with Bill Bergia the Smuggler, Captain Sturt Pea, Reds the Poinsettier dog and a pup, little Black Tulip. They meet with many exciting adventures. Brown cloth spine, green paper boards with brown vignette of Dande Lion. 4 colour plates(incl. title page), 12 full page black and white and many small illustrations. 117 pages. Spine bumped with wear to ends. A little wear to corners. Fading to edges of both covers and a few faint dark marks to rear cover. Small bookseller's label to front pastedown. Margin tear to lower edge of page 99/100, just reaches text. Some black spots to colour plate pages, mostly faint and on versos. Light browning to endpapers and an odd fox spot but generally a nice clean copy. Dustwrapper has loss from ends of spine, top corner of rear panel and top of front fold and a few small chips. Rear flap is almost detached. Large tear to rear panel repaired on verso with clear tape, now yellowed. 4 pencil numbers/marks and a couple of creases to front flap. Panels and spine a bit grubby.

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