Sydney: Angus & Robertson, no date .GIBBS, May. First edition of May Gibbs's first full-length book. On publication, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie became an immediate success, an Australian children's classic which has virtually never been out of print. May Gibbs' characters have become national symbols of Australia: Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Little Ragged Blossom and Bib and Bub have filled the hearts of young readers with fear and excitement for generations, making the Australian bush a place of exceptional interest. May Gibbs, perhaps more than any other Australian children's book author, has influenced the way we look at our environment. In 1920, a review of this, her first publication, states: "Miss Gibbs is a naturalist of class. She knows every leaf and twig of the Australian bush and judging from her knowledge of sea cornets, anchovies, anemones and the like, she would seem to have spent at least half her life down in the mysterious deep..." Item #1005
First Edition. Quarto, original papered boards with colour pictorial onlay, colour frontispiece and sepia plates; apart from colouring in by an early hand on a couple of drawings and surface rubbing to front free endpaper this is a good copy in the original cloth-backed pictorial boards, a little aged. With the circular vignette on the back board called for by Muir.