First issue of this fantasy featuring a koala bear, a penguin, and a sailor, on a the quest for control of a magic cake that keeps becoming whole after slices are removed from it.
Near fine in very good jacket.
THE MAGIC PUDDING: ADVENTURES OF BUNYIP BLUEGUM
Illustrated by Lindsay with color plate title plus full- and partial-page black-and-white images throughout the text. First issues of this, the most famous classic Australian children's book, are rarely found in such nice condition with the dust jacket.
Read more: Muir, A Bibliography of Australian Children's Books, 4263.
Sydney: L. Angus & Robertson, (1918). Full title: The magic pudding: adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and his friends Bill Barnacle & Sam Sawnoff. 11.5'' x 9''. Original quarter red cloth, cream paper boards, gilt-stamped spine. In original brown dust jacket with mounted color plate. Green patterned endpapers. 171,  pages. Jacket with old repairs on verso at folds and reinforcement at head of spine. Infrequent faint marginal soiling, foxing to first and last leaves; slight bit of toning to edge of boards.
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