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    DescriptionAuthor E.W. Cole was Australia's first bookseller, building his bookshop, the Cole's Book Arcade, in Bourke Street Melbourne into Australia's most loved and renown bookshop for over fifty years. A riotous and incredible retail experience with tea salons, live animals, a speakers corner as well as jugglers and buskers, E.W. Cole created a book selling experience like no other. A true eccentric (like many booksellers today...), E.W. Cole was a one man publicity machine, writing columns in the paper, a staunch adversary of the White Australia Policy and even advertising in the Melbourne Herald for a wife in 1875: "I require a woman chaste, sober, honest, truthful, intelligent, industrious, frugal, cleanly, neat, not dressy, good-tempered, moderately educated and a lover of home." Leaving a legacy of several best-selling and varied publications, his most famous was the Coles Little Funny Picture Book. A 'family' book filled with parlour games, puzzles, riddles, illustrations and games, it took Australia by storm and sold thousands of copies. This new edition of the Australian classic contains selective facsimile samples from the original books of humorous rhymes and poems, puzzles, stories, songs and cartoons, optical illusions, illustrations of crazy inventions and machines and much more. Chapters include Dolly Land, Girl Land, Boy Land, Play Land, Drawing Land, Monkey Land, Froggy Land, Piggy Land, Temper Land, Stealing Land and Laziness land. A true Australian character and our most original and beloved bookseller and author, with Cole's Funny Little Picture Book E.W. Cole created a unique slice of Australian life which went on to delight and enchant generations of Australian children and adults alike..

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    Cole's Funny Little Picture Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Cole
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 200
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 420 g
    ISBN 13: 9781742706283
    ISBN 10: 1742706282

    BIC E4L: HOB
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.5
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14000
    BIC subject category V2: WD
    BISAC V2.8: CRA000000
    BIC subject category V2: WQN
    BISAC V2.8: GAM000000, HIS000000, HUM000000
    DC23: 793.73
    Thema V1.0: WH, WD, WQN
    Illustrations note
    Black and white text and line Illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    South Yarra
    Author Information
    E.W Cole was a unique character and probably our most eccentric entrepreneur. From his humble beginnings selling cordial on the Victorian goldfields to the establishment of the world's largest bookstore and the publication of the iconic and enduring Cole's Funny Picture Book, Mr Cole was a passionate advocate for education, staunch idealist, retailer extraordinaire and a true utopian.