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The Bookstall Series
Publisher: N.S.W. Bookstall. Country: Australia. Date: 1900-28.

Mum Dawson "Boss" - Locke (The Bookstall Series/NSW Bookstall Co. (image)

Mum Dawson, "Boss". With Thirteen full-page Illustrations by D.H. Souter.
by Sumner Locke.
Sydney, N.S.W. Bookstall Co., Ltd., 1921. 5th Edition, 21,000 copies.
(The "Bookstall" Series).
Paperback with illustrated wrappers. 176pp plus adverts at rear. Size: 12mo.


Bulletin Book of Humorous Verses and Recitations (The Bookstall Series/NSW Bookstall) (image)

The Bulletin Book of Humorous Verses and Recitations
Sydney, N.S.W. Bookstall Company, Ltd., 1924 (The "Bookstall" Series)

Paperback with illustrated wrappers. Pages: vii, 207. Front cover and frontispiece drawn by Percy Lindsay. Four full-page black and white line drawings.



THE BOOKSTALL SERIES (N.S.W. BOOKSTALL)
Series Note:
The publisher of this series, New South Wales Bookstall Company Ltd., was located at 476 George Street, Sydney N.S.W., Australia in the early years of the 20th century.

The N.S.W. Bookstall began as a chain of bookstalls at railway and ferry teminals. From 1900 under the leadership of its new owner A. C. Rowlandson, it published the first mass market paperback series in Australia: The Bookstall Series.

The series was primarily fiction titles written and published by Australian authors (e.g. Steele Rudd, Louis Becke, Sumner Locke,
Beatrice Grimshaw, Vance Palmer) and artists and Australian authors (e.g. Norman Lindsay; Percy Lindsay).

Further Reading:

Carol Mills, The New South Wales Bookstall Company as a Publisher, Canberra: Mulini Press, 1991.

Martyn Lyons and John Arnold, eds., A History of the Book in Australia, 1891-1945, Brisbane: Queensland University Press, 2001.

NSW Bookstall Company (Wikipedia article)


Arranged by year of publication

1900
Australian bushranging /_ by Charles White.
1900; 1921

Three years with Thunderbolt : being the narrative of William Monckton, who for three years attended the famous outlaw, Frederick Ward, better known as Captain Thunderbolt ... ... / edited by Ambrose Pratt
1900; 1910

Sandy's selection / by Steele Rudd
1900; 1904; 1905; 1913; 1917; 1918; 1920; 1922

1901
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1902
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1903
Our new selection / by Arthur H. Davis (Steele Rudd) ; illustrated by Norman Lindsay, Lionel Lindsay, Percy Lindsay, Norman Carter and L.H. Booth
1903; 1909; 1910; 1912; 1913; 1914; 1919; 1921; 1922; 1927

1904
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1905
Three years with Thunderbolt.
Full title: Three years with Thunderbolt : being the narrative of William Monckton, who for three years attended the famous outlaw, Frederick Ward, better known as Captain Thunderbolt, as servant, companion and intimate friend : during which period he shared the bushranger's crimes and perils, and was twice severely wounded in encounters with the police / edited by Ambrose Pratt.
1905; 1912; 1915; 1920

Steve Brown's bunyip / by John Arthur Barry ; with introductory verses by Rudyard Kipling
1905; 1921
First published: London : Remington, 1893.

1906
The surprising adventures of Mrs Bridget McSweeney / by Thos. E. Spencer ; with 6 full-page illustrations by L.L. Roush.
1906; 1909; 1910; 1911; 1915; 1918; 1921; 1924

Back at our selection / Steele Rudd
1906; 1909; 1910; 1911; 1913; 1923; 1927

How M'Dougall topped the score and other verses / illus. by Lionel Lindsay and H. W. Cotton
1906; 1911; 1919; 1920; 1923

On the fringe of the Never-Never / by H.K. Bloxham ; with frontispiece by Lionel Lindsay
1906; 1909; 1911; 1918; 1922

1907
Rocky section : an Australian romance / by Sydney Partrige
1907; 1911; 1913

The poor parson / by Steele Rudd (A.H. Davis); with thirty full page illustrations by Syd. Smith & Harry Julius
1907; 1909; 1910; 1913; 1917; 1919; 1922; 1926

1908
A spring cleaning : and other stories /_ by Mrs. Bridget McSweeney [Thos. E. Spencer], with illustrations by H.W. Cotton.
1908; 1909; 1910; 1914; 19q8; 1920; 1922

For life, and other stories / by Steele Rudd ; illustrations by H.J. Weston.
1908; 1909; 1910; 1912; 1921; 1923; 1926

The luck of the native born / by John Arthur Barry
1908; 1910
First published: London : John MacQueen, - Macqueen's colonial library, 1898

The squatter's ward / by Edward S. Sorenson
1908; 1919

Dad in politics and other stories / by "Steele Rudd" (A.H. Davis) ; with twelve full-page illustrations by H.J. Weston
1908; 1909; 1910; 1922; 1927

Budgeree ballads / by Thos. E. Spencer ; with eight full-page illustrations by J.F.Scott.
1908

The surprising adventures of Bridget McSweeney : a novel / illustrated by L.L. Roush.
c. 1908

1909
The spell of the bush /_ by John X. Cameron ; with eight full-page illustrations by H. Carter.
1909; 1910; 1918; 1920; 1923

From selection to city /_ by "Steele Rudd" ; with numerous illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
c. 1909; 1910; 1911; 1914; 1918; 1920; 1921; 1923

A rogue's luck / by Arthur Wright
1909; 1910; 1911; 1919; 1920; 1922; 1924; 1927

The new chum and other stories / illus. by Geo W. Lambert.
1909

Duncan McClure, being part II of The poor parson / by Steele Rudd ; with seventeen illustrations by Syd. Smith and Harry Julius
1909; 1910; 1911; 1919; 1922; 1927

On our selection / Steele Rudd Rudd, Steele, 1868-1935
1909; 1910; 1911; 1913; 1914; 1920; 1925; 1927; 1930; 1932; 1933; 1940; 1943
Originally published in 1899, 1902 and 1903 by The Bulletin Newspaper Co.; then by E. W. Cole of Melbourne in 1909 and also by H. B. Albert of Perth, W.A., in 1909.
From 197os reprinted by many publishers, including Lloyd O'Neil (1973), University of Queensland Press (1986), Viking O'Neil (1987) and Angus & Robertson (1992).
Also published in that period as sound recording, braille book, etc.

1910
An Australian peer /_ George Forbes ; with four full-page illustrations by Percy F.S. Spence.
1910

Eros! Eros wins! /_ by F. Agar.
1910; 1919; 1923

Hack's brat / by A. Ian Macleod.
1910; 1916; 1920; 1921

Caloola /_ by Clement Pratt ; with six full-page illustrations by Ben Jordan.
1910; 1911

The mystery of the boxing contest /_ by "Bert James" ; with six full-page illustrations by James F. Scott.
1910; 1913; 1918; 1920

Why Doherty died : humorous budgeree ballads / by Thos. E. Spencer ; with eight full-page illustrations by J. F. Scott.
1910; 1913; 1918; 1920; 1922

The heart of the bush / by Broda Reynolds.
1910; 1918; 1921

By His Excellency's command /_ by Roy Bridges ; with illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1910; 1912; 1920

The double abduction / by H.K. Bloxham
1910; 1911; 1919; 1921

On an Australian farm / by Steele Rudd (A. H. Davis); illustrations by Ben Jordan
1910; 1914; 1920; 1926

The haunted shanty and other stories / by Thos. E. Spencer
1910; 1911

The haunted shanty / by Thos. E. Spencer ; with four full-page illustrations by Harry J. Weston.
1910

The sign of the serpent / by J.H.M. Abbott ; with four full page illustrations by Percy F.S. Spence
1910; 1912

1911
Billy Pagan, mining engineer : [a tale].
1911

The bathers /_ by W.G. Henderson ; with eight full-page illustrations by Norman Lindsay.
1911

That droll lady : being the further adventures of Mrs. Bridget McSweeney / by Thos. E. Spencer ; with eight full-page illustrations by Lionel Lindsay
1911; 1914; 1919; 1920; 1923

Gentleman Jack, bushranger /_ by Don Delaney ; with four full-page illustrations by Percy F. Spence.
1911; 1921; 1925

Gamblers' gold /_ by Arthur Wright.
1911; 1919; 1920; 1921; 1923; 1924

Mr. Barrington /_ by Roy Bridges ; with eight full-page illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1911

Mr. Barrington / by Roy Bridges ; with eight full-page illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1911

Tommy the hawker and Snifter his boy / by Edward Dyson ; with four full-page illustrations by Percy F.S. Spence
1911; 1920; 1922

The outlaws of Weddin Range / by Ambrose Pratt ; with eight full page illustrations by Lionel Lindsay
1911; 1913; 1917; 1920; 1921; 1923

Benno and some of the Push / Dyson, Edward (1865-1931)
1911; 1922
1922 edition had the title: Benno and some of the push : being further "Fact'ry 'ands" stories / by Edward Dyson ; with sixteen illustrations by Norman Lindsay.

The book of Dan / by "Steele Rudd" (A.H. Davis) ; with eighteen illustrations by Lionel Lindsay
1911; 1913; 1915; 1919; 1920;1922; 1923; 1924; 1925

The Dashwoods : a sequel to "On an Australian farm," / by Steele Rudd (A. H. Davis) Illus. by Claude Marquet
1911; 1912; 1919; 1920; 1922; 1925

On our selection! / and, Our new selection / by Steele Rudd
1911; 1922

Tom Pagdin pirate / by Edwin J. Brady
1911; 1918; 1920; 1922

Duncan McClure : being part 2 of "The poor parson" / by Steele Rudd (Arthur Hoey Davis)
1911; 1927

Dan Kelly, outlaw : being the memoirs of Daniel Kelly (brother of Edward Kelly, leader of the Kelly gang of bushrangers), supposed to have been slain in the famous fight at Glenrowan / edited by Ambrose Pratt
1911; 1912; 1916; 1918; 1919; 1920; 1921; 1922; 1926; 1927; 1928

1912
The recipe for rubber : a romance of the South Pacific /_ Ralph Stock.
1912; 1920

The trader : a venture in New Guinea / by Cecil Ross-Johnson ; with six full page Illustrations by G. C. Pearce.
1912

Bindawalla : an Australian story /_ by Thos. E. Spencer ; frontispiece by Percy F. S. Spence.
1912; 1918; 1920

Theatrical caricatures /_ by Harry Julius ; marginal anecdotes by Claude McKay.
1912
Most of the caricatures are reproduced from the Bulletin, Sydney .

Scotty Mac, shearer /_ by R.S. Tait ; with eight illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1912

The Dawsons' Uncle George / by Sumner Locke ; with six full-page illustrations by G.C. Pearce
1912; 1914; 1920; 1921

The convict pugilist / by George Cockerill ; with eight illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1912

Base brands / by H.M. Somer ; with eight full-page illustration by Lionel Lindsay
1912; 1913; 1914; 1920

The devil's nightcap : the story of the Gardiner-Hall gang / by Lancelot Booth ; with eight illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1912

Chandler of Corralinga : with Four tales of sunset track / by R.J. Cassidy ; with eight illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1912

1913
The Knight of the motor launch /_ by Arthur H. Adams ; with six full-page illustrations by Syney Ure Smith.
1913

The captain of the gang /_ by Don Delaney ; with six illustrations by G. C. Pearce.
1913; 1914; 1921

The calling voice : a story of the Australian bush /_ by E.F. Christie ; with eight illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1913; 1918; 1920; 1921

Bully Hayes, buccaneer : and other stories /_ by Louis Becke ; with portrait and six illustrations by Norman Lindsay.
1913; 1918; 1920; 1923

For Turon gold : a tale of the fifties /_ by Don Delaney ; with five full page illustrations by Tom Ferry.
1913; 1923

Aboriginalities from The Bulletin /_ selected by Charles H. Bertie ; with thirty-nine illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1913;
Selected from the Aboriginalities column of The Bulletin, 1898-1902.

The golden kangaroo /_ by Ambrose Pratt ; with frontispiece by Percy F.S. Spence.
1913; 1920; 1923

Duncan McClure / by Steele Rudd (A.H. Davis)
1913; 1927

A curate in Bohemia / Norman Lindsday ; illustrated by the author.
1913; 1921; 1932; 1944

The recipe for rubber : a romance of the south Pacific / by Ralph Stock
1913; 1918

1914
South sea sinners /_ by Arthur Crocker ; with eight full-page illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1914; 1917; 1923

South sea sinners /_ by Arthur Crocker ; with 8 full-page illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
c. 1914; 1920

Loves of Lancelot /_ by Edward Dyson ; illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1914

On His Majesty's service : a tale of Van Diemen's Land /_ by Roy Bridges ; with eight illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1914; 1918

In the last stride /_ by Arthur Wright ; with eight full-page illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1914; 1920; 1922; 1926

Spat's fact'ry (more fact'ry 'ands) / by Edward Dyson ; illustrations by Will Dyson
1914; 1928; 1920; 1922

A bachelor's wife / by M. Forrest ; with six full page illustrations by Sydney Ure Smith.
1914

Australian barkers and biters / by Robert Kaleski
1914

The adventures of Louis Blake / by Louis Becke
1914

1915
A sport from Hollowlog Flat /_ by Arthur Wright ; cover design and frontispiece drawn by Norman Lindsay.
1915; 1921

Skeeter Farm takes a spell / by Sumner Locke ; with eight full-page illustrations by Lionel Lindsay
1915; 1917; 1919

1916
The hate of a Hun /_ by Arthur Wright.
1916

Under a cloud /_ by Arthur Wright.
1916; 1925

For life and other stories; by Steele Rudd / [pseud.] (A.H.Davis); with thirteen full page illus. by H.J. Weston.
1917

1917
The selector girl /_ by Broda Reynolds ; with six full page illustrations by P. Benison.
1917The silver star /_ by Randolph Bedford ; illustrations by John P. Davis.
1917; 1919

The old homestead /_ by Steele Rudd ; illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1917; 1919; 1922; 1926

The white champion : a story of the Australian ring /_ by Don Delaney ; with six full page illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1917; 1920

Double-bed dialogues / by Henry James James ; cover design and frontispiece by Norman Lindsay
1917; 1922; 1926

1918
Soldiers two /_ by Chrystal Stirling.
1918

Dan Kelly, outlaw : being the memoirs of Daniel Kelly (brother of Edward Kelly /_ edited by Ambrose Pratt.
1918

When nuggets glistened /_ by Arthur Wright.
1918

Dawn Asper /_ by Broda Reynolds.
1918

Lydia's lovers /_ by Gerald R. Baldwin ; drawings by Percy Benison.
1918; 1921

Over the odds /_ by Arthur Wright.
1918; 1920; 1922; 1926

Dan Kelly, outlaw : being the memoirs of Daniel Kelly (brother of Edward Kelly, leader of the Kelly gang of bushrangers), supposed to have slain in the famous fight at Glenrowan /_ Ed. by Ambrose Pratt.
1918

Sally : the tale of a currency lass /_ by J.H.M. Abbott ; cover design by Norman Lindsay.
1918; 1919

The breed holds good / by Arthur Wright
1918; 1923

Memoirs of Corporal Keeley / by Arthur H. Davis (Steele Rudd) ; drawings by Lionel Lindsay
1918; 1924

1919
The coral queen /_ by Beatrice Grimshaw.
1919; 1923

Percy Leason.
1919

Yellow silver / by Edward Meryon.
1919; 1920

The outlaw's daughter /_ by Arthur Wright.
1919

A rebel of the bush : a romance of the reign of Macquarie /_ by Don Delaney.
1919; 1920; 1923

The skipper of the "Roaring Meg" /_ by Jack McLaren ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1919; 1920; 1923

A game of chance / by Arthur Wright ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay
1919; 1922; 1927

The doings of Dave / by Con Drew ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay
1919; 1920; 1923

Aladdin and the boss cockie / by Randolph Bedford ; drawings by Percy Lindsay
1919; 1920

The Mount Marunga mystery / by Harrison Owen
1919; 1922

Sally : the tale of a currency lass / by J.H.M Abbott ; cover design by Norman Lindsay.
1919

Red Mountain : a romance of tropical Australia / by Jack McLaren ; cover design by Percy Leason.
1919

1920
Aladdin and the Boss Cockie. / Bedford, Randolph.
1920

Mystery : Outlaw /_ by Vera Baker ; illustration by Percy Lindsay.
1920; 1923

A rough passage /_ by Arthur Wright ; drawings by Percy Lindsay.
1920; 1923

The fenceless ranges /_ by Roy Bridges. Percy Lindsay, illust.
1920; 1921

Queen Vaiti /_ by Beatrice Grimshaw.
1920; 1921; 1925

The savagery of Margaret Nestor : a tale of Northern Queensland / by Jack McLaren ; drawings by Percy Lindsay.
1920; 1921

The shantykeeper's daughter / by Vance Palmer ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1920; 1921

On his majesty's service : a tale of Van Dieman's Land /_ by Roy Bridges ; with eight illustrations by Lionel Lindsay.
1920

The Bulletin book of humorous verses and recitations.
1920; 1926

The maker of pearls / by S.W. Powell ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay
1920; 1921

Harry Dale's grand national : (a race for a fortune) / by Jack North
1920; 1921

The squatter's daughter : a novel / by Hilda M. Bridges ; adapted from the play by Bert Bailey and Edmund Duggan.
1920; 1922

The Bulletin book of humorous verses and recitations.
Illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1920; 1924

1921
Australian bushranging : John Vane - bushranger /_ by Charles White.
1921

The fortunes of Geoffrey Mayne /_ by Charles Rodda.
1921; 1923

The Kelly gang /_ by Charles White.
1921

Captain Moonlite /_ by Charles White.
1921

Tap-tap island /_ by J.M. Walsh ; cover design and illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1921; 1922

The Kelly gang : the Clarkes, Power, the Kellys, Joe Byrne, Steve Hart, etc. /_ by Charles White.
1921

Fettered by fate /_ by Arthur Wright ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1921

The hermit island /_ by S.W. Powell ; illustrations by Vernon Lorimer.
1921; 1924

Gardiner, "King of the road" /_ by Charles White.
1921

Australian bushranging. Ben Hall /_ by Charles White.
1921

Australian bushranging : Captain Moonlite /_ by Charles White.
1921

Australian bushranging. John Vane, bushranger /_ Charles White.
1921

Australian bushranging : Martin Cash /_ by Charles White.
1921

Feathers of heaven /_ by Jack McLaren ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1921

Princess Naidi's fetish /_ by Claude P. Wynn ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1921; 1923

The mystery of Wall's Hill / by Sydney Partrige and Cecil Raworth
1921; 1922

Australian bushranging : Gardiner, "King of the road" / by Charles White
1921

Billy Pagan, mining engineer / Randolph Bedford
1911; 1919; 1921

The oil seekers / by Jack McLaren ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay
1921; 1923

1922
The boss o' Yeddon /_ by Arthur Wright.
1922

The black opal : a story of Australian love and adventure /_ by Jack North.
1922

The cards of fortune /_ by Roy Bridges ; drawings by Vernon Lorimer.
1922

Rogues &_ ruses /_ by Con Drew ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1922

A colt from the country /_ by Arthur Wright ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1922; 1925

The boss of Killara /_ by Vance Palmer ; illus. by Percy Lindsay.
1922; 1926

At Holland's Tank /_ by Edward Meryon ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1922

The pearls of Cheong Tah /_ by S.W. Powell ; illustrations by Vernon Lorimer.
1922; 1924

The grey goose comedy company /_ by Edward Dyson ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1922

The great jade seal /_ by F. [i.e. S.] W. Powell ; illustrations by Vernon Lorimer.
1922; 1923

Stolen or strayed / by Dale Collins ; with illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1922

Equality road / by Vera Baker ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1922

Ensign Calder : being fragmentary reminiscences from the career of a subaltern officer of H.M. 46th Regiment of Foot... / by J.H.M. Abbott ; illustrations by Vernon Lorimer.
1922

1923
The great Turon mystery /_ by Arthur Crocker ; illustrated by Vernon Lorimer.
1923

A son of the bush /_ by Jack North.
1923

The red star /_ by A.R. Falk ; illustrated by Vernon Lorimer.
1923

The jumping double : a racing story /_ by Charles E. Sayers ; illustrations by Vernon Lorimer.
1923

The Romany mark /_ by Capel Baoke ; illustrated by Percy Lindsay.
1923

Sandy's selection, with forty illustrations /_ by Steele Rudd.
1923

The trader of Kameko /_ by S.W. Powell ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1923

The plantation manager /_ by Ernest Osborne ; illustrated by Percy Lindsay.
1923

The Great Western Road /_ by H.F. Wickham ; illustrated by Percy Lindsay.
1923

Fagaloa's daughter /_ by Jack McLaren ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1923

Children of the sunlight : stories of Australian circus life / by J.D. Fitzgerald ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1923

On Emu Creek / by Steele Rudd ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay
1923; 1925; 1927

1924
Grandpa's selection. / Steele Rudd
1924

The harp of life /_ by Lillian M. Pyke ; illustrations by Chas. Finch ; cover design by Percy Lindsay.
c. 1924

The key of the mystery /_ by W. Sabelberg ; cover design by Percy Lindsay.
1924

The copra trader /_ by Ernest Osborne ; illustrated by Percy Lindsay.
1924

By mountain tracks / by Roy Bridges ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1924

Me an' th' son / by Steele Rudd (A.H. Davis)
1924

The old homestead / by Steele Rudd (A. H. Davis) ; illustrations by Lionel Lindsay
1924

1925
Rooks &_ crooks /_ by H.R. McDuffie ; illustrations by Percy Lindsay.
1925

The lady of the cavern /_ by Hilda Bridges.
1925

1926
South sea salvage /_ by Ernest Osborne.
1926

The Carson loan mystery /_ by Aidan De Brune ; illustrated by Edgar A. Holloway.
1926

The hidden lagoon /_ by Jack McLaren.
Col. ill. on cover and frontispiece ill. by Edgar A. Holloway
1926

Kayton's selection / by Steele Rudd.
1926

The Rudd family [Steele Rudd]
1926; 1927; 1928

1927
The squatter's secret /_ by Arthur Wright. Percy Lindsay, illust.
1927

Three years with Thunderbolt : being the narrative of William Monckton, who for three years attended the famous outlaw, Frederick Ward, better known as Captain Thunderbolt, as servant ... / edited by Ambrose Pratt.
1927

1928
A good recovery /_ by Arthur Wright.
1928





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