Wednesday, Aug 21, 2013 to Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
Five beautiful literary treasures:
May Gibbs is recognised as Australia’s first author and illustrator of Australian children’s books, with her Australian bushland characters, including Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. In the first volume, Margaret Walsh details May’s whole life – from her birth into the comfortable British middle class, to her life in Australia. The second volume includes all eight story books, beautifully presented and illustrated with a full colour plate to begin each story.
Estimated Value: $80 for the set
Starting bid: $50 for the set
Gathering together classic stories from around the world – from tales of wonder in the Arabian Nights to ogres and sprites from Norse mythology – Andrew Lang’s Rainbow Fairy books are an unparalleled collection of the world’s great fairy stories in beautiful hardback editions with classic illustrations.
The Pink Fairy Book
In these tales third-born sons seek their fortunes, lovely princesses are blown away by gusts of wind, cunning tricksters steal treasures from dragons, wicked wizards chase after their apprentices, and wise animals help their friends.
The Crimson Fairy Book
Princesses, serpents, ogres and talking animals spring from the page in this beautifully illustrated collection of fairy tales.
The Lilac Fairy Book
From Swahili myths to Welsh legends, the Lilac Fairy Book brings together beautiful and intriguing tales for all over the world, with beguiling illustrations by Caitlin Hackett.
Visit www.foliosociety.com/category/9319/andrew-lang-s-fairy-books for more information
Retail Value: $100 each
Starting bids: $75.00 each
Steven Woolman (1969-2004) studied Design and Illustration at the University of
South Australia, graduating with a Bachelor degree in 1990. He illustrated and
designed books for children’s picture book authors Kath Lock, Jo Croser, Elizabeth
Best, Gary Crew, Dyan Blacklock, Christopher Cheng, Isobelle Carmody and Mark
Svendsen. He produced covers for Ken Katran and Kate Forsythe and wrote and
illustrated his own book, Budgie.
Steven had a formidable talent and received numerous awards for his work during
his short lifetime. His books are critically acclaimed in Australia and overseas. His
awards include the CBCA 1995 Picture Book of the Year for The Watertower, and
the International Board on Books Ena Noel Award for his body of work.
Steven supported the work of the May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust during its
early days and to acknowledge 10 years since his passing, his estate has
generously donated this original illustration.
Estimated Value: $400
Starting bid: $200
Bids will only be received by e mail or at official Trust events
Contact Sally Chance, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com for information about how to bid. The highest bidder for each item will receive that item.
Final bids will be taken at the Trust’s Spring Luncheon on Thursday September 12 2013 at The Feathers Hotel, Burnside, where the recipients will be announced.
All items are for ‘pick-up’ only. We regret that no items are able to be posted or couriered.