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IDA RENTOUL OUTHWAITE (1888-1960)

ARTIST & CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR

A CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

Compiled by Michael Organ and others

 

Introduction

The following bibliography of primarily published material featuring the artwork of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite was compiled from a variety of sources, including Marcie Muir's A Bibliography of Australian Children's Books (Andre Deutsch, London, 1970), I.F. McLaren's Whitcombe's Story Books - A Trans-Tasman Survey (University of Melbourne Library, 1984), Marcie Muir and Robert Holden's The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (Craftsman House, Sydney, 1985, 171p), various bookseller listings available on the internet and disparate sources such as eBay and an anonymous collector of Outhwaite material (refer Acknowledgements below). The list has been compiled over a number of years, and the process is ongoing, utilising a variety of resources. For example, during March 2007 an early (circa 1907) postcard featuring a coloured drawing by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite of two Koalas on a tree was offered for sale on eBay and subsequently sold for $660Aus - it had not previously been noted in any of the aforementioned bibliographic sources and is therefore included below.

This web site is a brief, descriptive bibliography and individual references have been abbreviated to aid in comprehension. It contains around 500 entries, ranging from descriptions of minor illustrations issued singularly or in association with verse or music, through to postcards, glossy magazine covers and on to substantive monographs. Minor biographical notes are included within the bibliography and indicated with an asterisk [ * ]. Where publications with identical titles have been reprinted, such is also indicated, though these may comprise entirely new editions or a new or updated suite of illustrations by the artist.

It should be noted that Outhwaite used various names throughout her career, including the following (arranged chronologically): Ida Sherbourne Rentoul, Ida Sherbourne Outhwaite and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. She signed her artworks accordingly, both with initials (e.g. I.S.R., I.S.R.O or I.R.O) or in full. Preference within this bibliography is given to the latter, where appropriate.

Throughout this bibliography square brackets are used thus [....] to provide title and other descriptive information where none is available from within the individual publication. For example, many of the listed books and pamphlets from the first half of the twentieth century do not include a date or place of publication, therefore indicative guesses are included based on library acquisition records, contemporary reviews and the like. A similar problem arises in identifying the various editions and/or reprints of works. For more precise bibliographic information researchers are referred to the catalogues of the major Australian libraries and to the aforementioned texts, though all are limited in some way in their scope. For example, library catalogues generally do not reference magazine articles or ephemera, concentrating instead on books and journals. Muir & Holden (1985) is the most comprehensive publication to date dealing with the artist's output and the circumstances surrounding the many publications she was associated with during her lifetime.

Acknowledgements

In the compilation of this listing I would like to acknowledge the work of Marcie Muir and Robert Holden (listed in the bibliography below), and the assistance of various library catalogues such as those of the State Library of New South Wales and the Victorian State Library. I would also like to thank a number of correspondents, most especially an anonymous collector of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's work from Ida's home town of Melbourne.Anyone with particularly rare or unlisted items or variations, please contact the compiler of this list, with details for adding to the bibliography.

Michael Organ, 29 February 2012


1888

* 9 June - Ida Sherbourne Rentoul born at Carlton, Melbourne.

1901

[Children on a bough], [unidentifed British children's magazine] [1901]. Ida Rentuol Outhwaite stated in 1917: "'I remember the first thing of mine that appeared. I was 13 when a friend of ours sent it to an English magazine, and they reproduced it. It was so funny - a row of children on a bough." She also stated in 1947 that "...a friend printed one of my drawings in an English children's magazine before I was twelve." (i.e. prior to 9 June 1900).

1902

'Hapax Legomena', or, 'The Unsophisticated Sophist'", by "Protococcus", with sketches by "Aphrodite", 1902. Story by Annie Rattray Rentoul and illustrations by Ida Sherbourne Rentoul. Unpublished illustrated manuscript. State Library of New South Wales.

1903

'The Fairies of Fern Gully', The New Idea - A Women's Home Journal for Australiasia , Sydney, August 1903. Illustrations by Ida Sherbourne Rentoul to a story written by her sister Anne Rattray Rentoul, who used the pseudonym 'Billabong'. First known published work.

'The Wind-Maiden and the Bunny Boys', The New Idea, Sydney, September 1903. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by A.R. Rentoul.

'How music came to Australia',The New Idea, Sydney, October 1903. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by A.R. Rentoul.

'Cinderella retold for Australians',The New Idea, Sydney, November 1903. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by A.R. Rentoul.

'Cinderella retold for Australians: Part II',The New Idea, Sydney, December 1903. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by A.R. Rentoul.

Austral Greetings, series of 6 folding Christmas cards, The New Idea, Robert Jolly, Sydney, November 1903. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by Prof. J.L. Rentoul. Include the following:

  1. Contemplative Bunnies
  2. Musical Friend
  3. Son of the Soil
  4. Daddy Cockatoo
  5. Home of the Bunyip
  6. Morning Callers

1904

Mollie's Bunyip, prospectus, Robert Jolley, Melbourne, 1904.

Mollie's Bunyip / text by A. R. Rentoul and illustrations by I. S. Rentoul. Robert Jolley, Melbourne, 1904, 25p. Oblong quarto, soft covers, with 12 full page black and white drawings. This was the first monographic publication by the Rentoul sisters.  Four covers known - Purpleish covers, red ties; bright Red covers, red ties; grey covers; greenish covers, green ties.

Austral Greetings, series of 6 postcards,The New Idea, Robert Jolley, Sydney, March 1904. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul. Reprint of images used in the November 1903 Christmas cards series. Called 'The Ida Rentoul Series'.

  1. Contemplative Bunnies
  2. Musical Friend
  3. Son of the Soil
  4. Daddy Cockatoo
  5. Home of the Bunyip
  6. Morning Callers

1905

'The Serenaders',The New Idea, Sydney, January 1905. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

'What the Moon Saw',The New Idea, Sydney, January 1905. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

[Cover],The New Idea, Sydney, January 1905. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

'New Australian Fairy Tales: The Magic Flute',The New Idea, Sydney, January 1905. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by A.R. Rentoul.

'Bats',The New Idea, Sydney, March 1905. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

'The fish that Johnny dreamed he caught',The New Idea, Sydney, March 1905. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

'The River Bride',The New Idea, Sydney, April 1905. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

'The Oracle',The New Idea, Sydney, April 1905. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

'New Australian Fairy Tales: A Moon Idyll',The New Idea, Sydney, May 1905. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by A.R. Rentoul.

[Cover],The New Idea, Sydney, June 1905. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

'New Australian Fairy Tales: The Lost Lamb',The New Idea, Sydney, June 1905. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by A.R. Rentoul.

[Cover],The New Idea, Sydney, July 1905. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

'The Christmas Pantomime Fairy's Dream', The Western Mail - Christmas Number, Perth, December 1905. Text and illustrations by I.S. Rentoul.

Austral Greetings, series of 12 Christmas cards,The New Idea, Sydney, November 1905. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul.

The Australian Brownies, serices of 12 postcards, M.L. Hutchinson, 1905. Two different printings - both made on thick and thin card - total 12 different items, produced with a printed envelope. Titles as follows:

  1. A Black Tracker
  2. A Buck Jumper
  3. A Shout All Round
  4. Humping His Bluey
  5. Off on the Wallaby Track
  6. 110 in the shade
  7. Sticking up the Mail
  8. All up a Gumtree
  9. Off to the Cup
  10. While the Billy boils
  11. Native Companions
  12. Washing Day in camp

1906

Mollie's Staircase / text by Annie Rattray Rentoul, illustrations by Ida Sherbourne Rentoul. M.L. Hutchinson, Melbourne, 1906, 52p. 12 drawings plus cover page.

'A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year', The Western Mail - Christmas Number, Perth, December 1906. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul.

Nobody Knows, sheet music, 1906. Words by Annie R. Rentoul. Music by Alfred Wheeler.

1907

Gum Tree Brownie and other Faerie Folk of the Never-never / text by Tarella Quin, illustrations by Ida S. Rentoul, with a forward by Ethel Turner. George Robertson, Melbourne, [1907], 184p. 1 page of plates. 1st print. The first print has a caption error on page 53 "A8ride on a coment" instead of "A ride on a comet."

Australian Songs for Young and Old [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrations by I.S. Rentoul. George Robertson, Melbourne, [1907], 32p. Cloth bound edition with special dedication to Lady Northcote, wife of the Governor General. Published to coincide with the opening of the Womens Exhibition, Melbourne, October 1907. Advertised in The Argus, Melbourne, 19 October 1907. Songs include: 1. Gobble Wobbles, 2. A Litte Aboriginee, 3. Mother Sea, 4. A Strayed Sunbeam, 5. Catching Birds, 6. Goldilocks, 7. Baby Bear, 8. Autumn Wind, 9. Goodnight.1st print.

Australian Songs for Young and Old [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrations by I.S. Rentoul. George Robertson, Melbourne, [1907], 32p. Paper covers. 2nd print.

Humpty Dumpty, the story of the pantomime. The Story of Pantomine Humpty Dumpty specially written for the little ones / Day Print, Sydney, [1907], 24p. Words by Annie R. Rentoul, illustrations by Ida S. Rentoul. For the J.C. Williamson Christmas pantomine at Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney. Inlcudes chromolithographic cover illustration in colour.

Mollie's Adventures / by A. R. Rentoul and I. S. Rentoul. Cole Book Arcade, Melbourne, [1907]. Comprises Mollie's Bunyip (1904) and Mollie's Staircase (1906) bound together with a new hardcover by Coles. The reissue included a new Mollie's Adventures title page.

Bush Babies, series of 6 postcards, M.L. Hutchinson, 1907. Signed I.S.R. Titles as follows:

  1. "Two's company, three's none"
  2. "What a joke!"
  3. "Gossip."
  4. "Can't you talk?"
  5. "Secrets?"
  6. "Meet me by moonlight alone"

The Literary Set, series of 6 postcards, M.L. Hutchinson, 1907. Signed I.S.R. Titles as follows:

  1. "A Man's reach should exceed his grasp or what's a Heaven for ?" Browning
  2. "I cannot now recede" Shelley
  3. "Not failure, but low aim is crime" Lowell
  4. "If you're waiting, call me early" Tennyson
  5. "Where the bee sucks, there suck I" Shakespere
  6. "The aids to noble life are all within?" M. Arnold

[Contents page], The Native Companion, August 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul.

'The Pelican and the Porcupine', The Native Companion, August 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by Ada Gray.

'The Alligator', The Native Companion, September 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by Ada Gray.

'Jack Marlin', The Native Companion, September 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by E.J. Brady.

'In the Breakers', The Native Companion, September 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by W.M.W.

[T.C. Lothian advertisement], The Native Companion, September 1907. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

'My Creed', The Native Companion, October 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by L. Aronson.

'Spring', The Native Companion, October 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by Helen Jerome.

'Illusions', The Native Companion, October 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by A.B.C.

'The Impossible that Happens ', The Native Companion, October 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by Sydney Partridge.

'Ma's away at Women's Work', Punch, Melbourne, October 1907. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

'Women's Work - The cares of a household (yesterday)', Punch, Melbourne, 24 October 1907. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

[Title], The Native Companion, November 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul.

'Bersekir', The Native Companion, November 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by G. Godfrey Turner.

'The Gulf', The Native Companion, November 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by Furley Maurice.

'The Case of the Early Worm', The Native Companion, November 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by Frank Morton.

[Contents page], The Native Companion, December 1907. Illustration by I.S. Rentoul.

'Lilies', The Native Companion, December 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by Lilian Millar.

'The Dancer', The Native Companion, December 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul.

'The Call of the Austral Sea', The Western Mail - Christmas Number, Perth, December 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul, text by A.R. Rentoul.

'Christmas Belles by the Southern Sea', The Western Mail - Christmas Number, Perth, December 1907. Illustrations by I.S. Rentoul.

William Moore, 'Some younger Australian artists', The Native Companion, 2(5), December 1907, 302. Includes photograph of Ida Outhwaite plus biographical text.

Postcard 1907. The Women's Work Exhibition. includes wording of Annie Rentoul's Ode "God Guide Australia" and a photo of Annie Rentoul.

First Australian Exhibition of Women's Work, Group Exhibition Catalogue - Melbourne, October/December 1907. 2 works in pen & ink, 6 in colour (possibly an invitation card too).

God Guide Australia, sheet music, 1907. Words by Annie R. Rentoul. Music by Florence M Ewart.

It's Not The Time For Hush A By, sheet music, 1907. Words by Annie Rentoul. Music by Mrs Franklin (Georgette) Peterson.

1908

The Lady of the Blue Beads : her book, being an account of her first blue moon spent on Sun Island / words by Annie Rentoul, illustrated by Ida S. Rentoul. George Robertson & Co., Melbourne, [1908], 102p. This was the first major story book by the Rentoul sisters. 1st print.

Gum Tree Brownie and other Faerie Folk of the Never-never / text by Tarella Quin, illustrations by Ida S. Rentoul, with a forward by Ethel Turner. George Robertson, Melbourne, [1908], 184p. 1 page of plates. 2nd print.

Australian Songs for Young and Old [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrations by Ida S. Rentoul. George Robertson, Melbourne, Second Edition, [1908], 32p. 3rd print.

Peter Pan : the boy who wouldn't grow up / text by Annie R. Rentoul, illustrations by Ida S. Rentoul. J.C. Williamson, Melbourne, 1908, 12p. Written version of J.M. Barrie play first produced in London, Christmas 1904.

The Story of Peter Pan, as presented by J.C. Williamson / J.C. Williamson, Melbourne, 1908. Programme booklet.

'The Sleepless Babe', The Lone Hand, 1 May 1908, 94-6. Illustrations by Ida S. Rentoul, text by C.A. Jeffries.

'Tarrant Motor Co.' [advertisement], The Evening Echo, supplement, 12 December 1908.

Australian Bush Nursing Scheme, Atlas Press, Melbourne, c.1908. Front cover from drawing by Ida S. Rentoul. B&W drawing of the bush, with trees and a bird flying. This same picture was later? used in the 1909 Madame Melba's concert programme.

1909

Madame Melba's Concert - Exhibition Building [programme] / Atlas Press, Melbourne, 15 November 1909.

'A Teddy Bear Story', The Lone Hand, 1 August 1909, 415. Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 

'The Coming of Spring', The Lone Hand, 1 September 1909, 586. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

'A Day in Bed', The Lone Hand, 1 October 1909, 636. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Text by K.M. Beauchamp / Kate Mansfield.

Postcard c.1909 Front is reproduction of black & white picture of ghosts, goblins and a haunted house, that first appeared in The Western Mail. The reverse advertises A.E. Lykke & Co. Painters.

Victorian Artist's Society Winter Exhibition, Group Exhibition Catalogue - Melbourne, 1909. 3 works in pen & ink (possibly an invitation card too).

Song Book of the University High School Melbourne, Australia, 1909. Lyrics by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Music by Mrs (Georgette) Peterson.

* 9 December - Ida S. Rentoul marries Arthur Grenbry Outhwaite. She now becomes generally known as Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Prior to this she had variously signed her work I.S.R. and at some point changed this to I.R.O. She also occasionally used I.S.R.O and full spellings rather then abbreviations.


1910

Gum Tree Brownie and other Faerie Folk of the Never-never / text by Tarella Quin, illustrations by Ida S. Rentoul, with a forward by Ethel Turner. George Robertson, Melbourne, [1910], 184p. [1]p. of plates. Advertised in The Argus, Melbourne, November 1910. 3rd print.

Bush Songs of Australia for Young and Old [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. George Robertson, Melbourne, [1910] 34p. Songs include: 1. The Bell Bird, 2. The Little Mia-Mia, 3. Kookaburra, 4. The Moonboat, 5. Billy Tea, 6. Way Back, 7. Kangaroo Song, 8. The Fairy Fleet. 1st print.

Australian Songs of Empire [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. George Robertson, Melbourne, [1910], 5p.

God Guide Australia [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, ?illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. George Robertson, Melbourne, [1910].

Catalogue: original black and white drawings from The Bulletin and The Lone Hand / Osboldstone, Melbourne, 1910, 34p. Held in the Athenaeum Hall, Melbourne, 26 August - 10 September 1910.

'Baby', The Lone Hand, September 1910. Text by Helen Jerome, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 

'Cooee: An Australian Fairy Story', Australia Today, November 1910. Text by A.R. Rentoul, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 

Children's Hospital Concert - programme/sheet music/lyric sheets, c.1910. 8 songs were performed from "Bush Songs of Australia" and 1 from 'Australian Bush Songs for Young and Old". Programme mentions IRO a couple of times.

1911

Before the Lamps are Lit / text by Tarella Quin : illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. George Robertson, Melbourne, [1911], 189p. Published with an illustrated dust jacket. Advertised in The Argus, November 1911.

Sinbad the Sailor : J.C. Williamson's annual pantomime extravaganza [music] / George Robertson & Co., Melbourne, [1911], 56p. Written for the J.C. Williamson production at Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney. Libretto.

'The Mother Mourner', The Lone Hand, February 1911. Text by E.S. Emerson, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 

'The Little White Gum Tree', Australia Today, November 1911. Text by A.R. Rentoul, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

The Children's Magazine, Arthur Mee (editor), The Amalgamated Press, London, vols.3, 1911. Includes illustrations by I.R. Outhwaite.

'Flowers of the Forest', Western Mail, 18 December 1911. From a drawing by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

1912

The Lady of the Blue Beads : her book, being an account of her first blue moon spent on Sun Island / words by Annie Rentoul, illustrated by Ida S. Rentoul. George Robertson & Co., Melbourne, [1912], 102p. 2nd print. Cover variation.

Puss in boots, J.C. Williamson's annual pantomime extravaganza / written by J. Hickory Wood and Frank Dix, music by Andrew MacCunn. George Robertson & Co., Melbourne, [1912], 64p. Written for the J.C. Williamson production at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne. Cover illustration in colour by 'I.S.R.O.'

The Children's Magazine, Arthur Mee (editor), The Amalgamated Press, London, vols.4, 1912. Includes illustrations by I.R. Outhwaite.

'The Moon Fisherman Trailing his Nets from the Crescent Boat', The Australian Book Buyer, December 1912. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. First published in Before the Lamps are Lit (1911).

'Our Public Schools', in The Southern Sphere, February 1912. Article including a profile and photographs of  Ida and Annie Outhwaite.

Postcard c. 1912? Front is a black & White picture of a fairy playing a flute, with a brownie gingerly approaching with a bulrush...to clean her flute ? Bunnies are watching on. Almost looks like a rejected Australian Brownie's card. Slightly more detail. Only known copy was posted from New Zealand. perhaps printed in New Zealand.

The Bedtime Book, Vol. 9 of The Children's Treasure House, c.1912. Includes Cooee - A Fairy Story of Australia, by ARR and IRO.

1913

The Forty Thieves, J. C. Williamson's annual pantomime extravaganza / written by Frank Dix, music by Andrew MacCunn. J. L. Anderson & Sons, Melbourne, [1913], 64p. Written for the J.C. Williamson production at Her Majesty's Theatre, Sydney.

More Australian Songs for Young and Old [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrated by Ida S. Rentoul Outhwaite. George Robertson & Co., Melbourne, [1913], 36p. Songs include: 1. As I went O'er the Paddocks, 2. Cooee, 3. Possum, 4. Boomerang, 5. Wattle, 6. Corroboree, 7. Amongst the Ti-tree, 8. The Southern Cross. 1st print.

The Rose of Joy: a contata for children [music] / words by A.R. Rentoul, music by Alfred Wheeler, covers by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Allen & Co., Melbourne, 1913. Variations:1/- (photos inside) Ad. 38, 1/- Ad 98(on last page), 1/6 Ad 38, 1/6 Ad 73, 2/- Ad 73, 2/- ? (price removed) non-IRO cover Ad. 144, 40c non-IRO cover Ad. 73.

'The Black Swan: An Australian Fairy Story', Australia Today, November 1913. Text by A.R. Rentoul, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

'Santa Claus and the bears', The Weekly Times Annual, 1 November 1913.  

1914

More Australian Songs for Young and Old [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrated by Ida S. Rentoul Outhwaite. George Robertson and Co., Melbourne, [1914], 36p. 2nd print.

The Australian Book-Buyer, Christmas Number, volume 2, number 30, November-December 1914. Full page advertisement for 3 Ida Outhwaite books.

1915

At the Sign of the Sword : by four in a family / text by John. Laurence Rentoul, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Melville & Mullen, Melbourne, [1915] 38p. Poetry "For the wounded Australian."

Melba's Gift Book of Australian Art and Literature / edited by Franklin Peterson. Hodder and Stoughton, London / George Robertson, Melbourne, [1915], 123p. Includes story 'A Fairy without wings' by A.R. Rentoul and illustration 'The First Lesson' by I.S. Outhwaite. At least five different editions:1. Deluxe maroon boards (all copies) Signed by Melba 2. Dark Green boards with illustrated dust-jacket (Melba portrait) 3. Light Green boards (most common edition) 4. Blue Boards (circular design under "Melba's Gift Book") 5. E. W. Cole wrappered edition. Dark Green with gold lettering. Probably remainders. However a very rare edition.Melba sometimes signed editions other than the first edition..

'The Adventures of the Christmas Toys', The Weekly Times Annual, 4 November 1915. Story by Annie R. Rentoul, drawing by Ida S. Rentoul Outhwaite.

Good-Night Mother Sea, sheet music. Words by Annie Rentoul. Music by Georgette Peterson, c.1915.

1916

Elves & Fairies, prospectus, Lothian Book Publishing, Melbourne and Sydney, 1916.

Elves & Fairies of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite / stories and verses by Annie R. Rentoul, edited by Grenbry Outhwaite, illustrated by I.R. Outhwaite. Lothian Book Publishing, Melbourne & Sydney, 1916, [iv], 117, [10]p. [45] plates. I.R. Outhwaite's first book of colour illustrations. Folio, 1500 copies. Published in an illustrated slipcase. Originally sold for £2.2 - £3. 1st print.

Ida Rentoul's Elves & Fairies, No. 3. Acorn Series Jig Saw Puzzle. [Melbourne?] : R & M Stationary, c. 1916. Colour jigsaw puzzle, original box. 25.5 x 17.8 cm. Reproducing the plate "Moonboat" illustrated on p. 39 of Elves and Fairies.

'Australia will be there', Australia Today, November 1916. Text by A.R. Rentoul, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

Exhibition Invitation, Fine Art Room, Melbourne 14th Sep 1916 Two conjugate leaves.

Exhibition Catalogue, Fine Art Room, Melbourne 14th Sep 1916 Two conjugate leaves.

Exhibition Catalogue, The Fine Art Society's Room, 7th Dec 1916 Two conjugate leaves.  

1917  

Exhibition of black and white, and water colour drawings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite : opened by Lady Cullen at the Fine Art Gallery, Anthony Hordern & Sons Limited, Brickfield Hill, Sydney, April 16, 1917, [8]p. Forward by Mary Mansfield.

Mary Mansfield, An Appreciation of the Work of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, April 1917. Two conjugate leaves .

'Farmer's Children's Barber Shop' [advertisement], Art in Australia, Third Number, 1917. Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. At least four different tipped-in IRO illustrations are known, with a single illustration in each copy.

"Off to Fairyland" & "The Boat Race" by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, advertising cards for Farmer's Children's Barber-shop, Sydney, 1917. Two of probably four or more different titles/illustrations. Ida did at least four original illustrations that were displayed in Farmer's barber shop. These same illustrations also appeared in Art in Australia - Third Number 1917.   

1918  

Teddy Bear's Birthday Party / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1918], 44p. [6] leaves of plates. Book no.1 of the Wee Willie Winkie Zoo Books series. 2/- each. Various books in the series were subsequently reissued within Whitcombe's Story Books or Nature Story Readers through to the 1960s. 1st print.  

The Naughty Baby Monkey / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1918], 44p. [6] leaves of plates. Book no.2 of the Wee Willie Winkie Zoo Books series. 1st print.

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1918], 44p. [6] leaves of plates. 1st print. Book no.3 of the Wee Willie Winkie Zoo Books series.

Peter's Peach / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1918], 44p. [6] leaves of plates. Book no.4 of the Wee Willie Winkie Zoo Books series. 

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1918], 44p. [6] leaves of plates. 1st print. Book no.5 of the Wee Willie Winkie Zoo Books series.

The Quarrel of the Baby Lions / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1918], 44p. Book no.6 of the Wee Willie Winkie Zoo Books series. 

'This is a story of Ackman's', Ackman's Booklet for Children, Ackman's Complete Home Furnisher, Fitzroy, Victoria, 1918, 16p. 10 colour plates.

'The Lost Fairies', The School Paper, 1 March 1918.

'Election Day', The Weekly Times Annual, 21 November 1918.  

The Fine Art Society's Gallery, Exhibition catalogue, 12 March 1918.

Exhibition for ACF and VRC, Fine Arts Society's Room, Group Exhibition Catalogue - Melbourne, 24 June-6 July 1918. 2 works(possibly an invitation card too).

In aid of the French Red Cross, Group Exhibition Catalogue - Melbourne, Athenaeum Gallery, 6-20 July 1918. 1 work (possibly an invitation card too)

1919  

Elves & Fairies of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite / verses by Annie R. Rentoul, edited by Grenbry Outhwaite. Lothian Book Publishing, Melbourne, 1919, 88p. 7/6. Selected edition of 5000 copies. 2nd print.Published with an illustrated dust jacket.

Hymns for Service of Thanksgiving on the declaration of peace after The Great War, 1914-1919. Head Mistresses Association, Melbourne, [1919], 22, [1]p.

'How the pals came home', Australia Today 1920, 22 November 1919. Story by Peter Kidd, illustrated by I.R. Outhwaite.

'Wuzzy's Adventure', The School Paper, No.247, 1 April 1919, p.21. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

Launceston Art Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue - Launceston, 31 January - 9 February 1919. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite (possibly an invitation card too).

1920  

* Ida visits England and France, and holds successful exhibitions in London and Paris.

Cinderella's dream, and what it taught her / J. Kitchen & Sons, Melbourne, [192-?], 15p. Two editions known - one published by "The Specialty Press Pty. Ltd.", the other by "Farrow Falcon Press". Many small differences in design and the products advertised. One interesting change in the poem wording in that on page 15 of "Just get him Kitchen's Shaving Cream" is perhaps toned down from the Specialty Press edition to the Farrow Falcon edition to "Provide a velvet shaving stick."  

'The Frolic', The British-Australasian, April 1920. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

'Fairies are so shy', The British-Australasian, summer number, August 1920. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 

'Spring on Gallipoli', The British-Australasian, summer number, August 1920. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 

'How the Pals came home', Australia Today, November 1920. Text by Peter Kidd, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

'The Rivals', The Graphic - Christmas Number, London, December 1920. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

[Fairy and Koala knitting], Handbook on Knitting, Paton & Baldwins Ltd., circa 1920s. Cover illustration.

[Fairy holding a candle], Kitchen Decorative Candles, circa 1920s. Cover box illustration. Two versions. 1st edition ?Box may have been lined. "Kitchen's Decorative Candles for Birthday Cakes, Christmas Tree Parties, and all Decorative Purposes." 2nd edition - slightly larger box. "For Birthday Cakes, Christmas Trees, Parties and all decorative Puposes - Kitchen's Decorative Candles."

Waistcoat Pocket Diary, Charles Lettes, London, 1920. Illustrated by Ida Outhwaite on front and rear endpapers.

School-Boy's Diary, Charles Lettes, London, 1920. Illustrated by Ida Outhwaite on front and rear endpapers.

British Australian Rendezvous Exhibition, Group Exhibition Catalogue - London, 1920. Illustration/s by IRO, and possibly an invitation card too.

Lyceum Club Exhibition, Burlington Gallery, Group Exhibition Catalogue - London, July 1920. Illustration/s by IRO, possibly an invitation card too.

Fine Arts Society's Gallery, 1920 Exhibition Catalogue - London, 6-22 May 1920. 36 works in pen & ink, 30 watercolour, possibly an invitation card too.

Galerie Gorges Petit, Exhibition Catalogue - Paris, September 1920. Illustration/s by IRO, possibly an invitation card too.

Exhibition of Australian Art at the royal Academy, organised by the (Sydney) Society of Artists, 1920 Group Exhibition Catalogue - London, 1920. 1 work by IRO, possibly an invitation card too.

'The Rendezvous', Bibby's Annual, 1920-21 , Text 'The Fairy World' by Dorothy M. Codd. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

1921  

The Enchanted Forest, prospectus, A. & C. Black, London, 1921.

The Enchanted Forest / by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1921, 93p. Quarto, leather binding. Deluxe edition of 500 copies, signed by the author. [30] leaves of plates - 16 tipped in colour plates, 15 black and white plates. 1st print.

The Enchanted Forest / by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1921, 93p. 31 plates, 16 in colour. 1st trade edition. 2nd print.

Teddy Bear's Birthday Party / text by Mrs A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1921], 32p. 2nd print.

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A. R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1921], 32p. 2nd print.  

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1921], 32p. 2nd print.

'The Waterfall Fairy', The Bookman - Christmas Number, London, 1921. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

'The Rendezvous', Bibby's Annual, 1921. Text 'The Fairy World' by Dorothy M. Codd. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

Elves & Fairies [postcards] / reproductions in colour from the original paintings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, [1920s - 1940s]. Series 71, 71a, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76 and 79. Full colour postcards. There were a number of different editions, with many printing variations. Later series especially were re-printed many times. The six cards in each series came in a printed envelope. There are a handful of "checklist" cards with Ida Outhwaite pictures from the 48 cards...but with a checklist of several A&C Black card sets on the reverse, not for posting..

Series 71
-Refreshments
-Into the Land of Heart's Delight
-Good-bye to Potty
-There were seven of them altogether
-The Butterfly Chariot
-The wee sick Goblin

Series 71A
-They Stood Still In Front Of Her
-The Glowlamp Fairy
-Serana's Wedding
-The Nautilus Fairy
-Fairy Frolic
-The Witch

Series 72
-The Crystal Gazer
-Catching the Moon on a Rope of Dewdrops
-Listening to the Nightingale
-The Butterfly Ferry
-Tossing up the Rainbow Bubbles
-The Revoke

Series 73
-Driving the others with reins of pink sea-weed
-Fairies were dancing in and out
-Round the grass-tuft glided a pearly shell
-Playing with the bubbles
-It was very difficult - at first
-She was rather severe with George

Series 74
-She is a Spring Fairy
-One on a Huge Dragon-Fly
-What is Time to us ?
-Seated on the edge of a Mauve Crocus
-A little mist played over the Pond
-The Frogs learn to jump from the Fairies

Series 75
-Bridget the Fairy Beauty
-Fairy Beauty rocks a Babe
-The Fairy Beauty
-The Fairy Bridget and the Kookaburra
-The Fairy Bridget and the Merman
-Periwinkle painting the Petals

Series 76
-The Witch's Sister on her Black Bat
-Anne plays the Pipes
-Potty talks to the Forest Creatures
-Kexy, Friend of Fairies
-The Witch on her Broomstick
-Drawn along by Fishes

Series 79
-The Jazz Band
-Anne rides on a Nautilus shell
-What a fright she got!
-The little on took his paws out of his mouth and looked rather statled
-The farthest ones looked like great butterflies
-She flew through the window, with Gumkin behind

Exhibition invitation/flyer, The Fine Art Society's Galleries, 4 April 1921.

Exhibition catalogue, The Fine Art Society's Gallery, 4 April 1921.

Catalogue of...Black and White and Water Colour Drawings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Anthony Horderns, October 1921.

A Creator Of Fairies, Punch, 10 February 1921. Comprises a large article on IRO and two unique photos.

1922

The Little Green Road to Fairyland / by Annie R. Rentoul and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1922, viii, 102p. Deluxe edition of 300 copies, signed by the author. [16] leaves of plates. 1st print.

The Litte Green Road to Fairyland , prospectus, A. & C. Black, London, 1922.

The Little Green Road to Fairyland / by Annie R. Rentoul and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1922, viii, 102p. [16] leaves of plates. 2nd print.

The Little Green Road to Fairyland / by Annie R. Rentoul and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. E. P. Dutton, New York, [1922], viii, 102p. [16] leaves of plates. 3rd print.

The Naughty Baby Monkey / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1922], 44p. [6] leaves of plates. 2nd print.  

When Winter Comes [advertising booklet] / Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Ramsay Publishing in conjunction with A.G. Outhwaite for the Glaciarium, Melbourne, 16p, [1922].

The Shell Fairy Calendar 1922 / British Imperial Oil Company, Melbourne, 1922, 6p. Distributor of Shell Motor Oil. .

The Sentry and the Shell Fairy [advertising booklet] / written by George W. Martin, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. British Imperial Oil Company, Melbourne, [1922], 16p. 6 plates. 1st print. There were at least three editions and there are three different advertisements for Shell Oil on the last page: One includes an illustration credit to Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and a simple fairy picture, perhaps especially drawn for this edition. It reads "With Compliments from The British Imperial Oil Company Limited." Another edition has an illustration of a petrol bowser and oil display, the passage starts "So careful were the Fairies of their precious Oil...". The other edition has an illustration (probably not by Ida) of a petrol can and oil can headed "Tell Daddy."

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Catalogue of Black and White and Water-Colour Drawings, Preece's Gallery, Adelaide, 20 November 1922.

Bibby's Annual Volume IV, 1922. Collection of Bibby's Annual's 1918-1922, including Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's contribution to the 1921 annual "The Rendezvous".

1923  

The Little Fairy Sister / by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1923, viii, 91p. [16] leaves of plates (some col.). 1st print.

The Little Fairy Sister , prospectus, A. & C. Black, London, 1923.

'Christmas Preparations', Woman's World, December 1923. Cover illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

'Nothing Doing', Woman's World, December 1923. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

'A sketch done by Ida Rentoul in her early childhood', Woman's World, December 1923. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

[Illustrations], The Bookman's Christmas Number, 1923, pp.28, 30.

Exhibition of Australian Art in London, 1923. Contains 'The Fall of the Leaf' illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite at plate 174.

Exhibition of black and white, and water colour drawings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite . Decoration Galleries, Melbourne, 29 October 1923.

1924  

* Ida and family visit Europe and England.

The Shell Fairy Calendar 1924 & 1925 / British Imperial Oil Company, Melbourne, 1924, 6p. Distributor of Shell Motor Oil.  

The Fairy Story That Came True [advertising booklet] / British Imperial Oil Company, George W. Martin, Melbourne, [1924], 16p. 6 plates.

Australian Songs for Young and Old [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrations by Ida S. Rentoul Outhwaite. Allan & Co., Melbourne, [1924], 28p. Imperial edition no.335. 3rd print.

Bush Songs of Australia for Young and Old [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. George Robertson, Melbourne, [1924], 36p. 2nd print.  

More Australian Songs for Young and Old [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrations by Ida S. Rentoul Outhwaite. Allan & Co., Melbourne, [1924], 36p. 3nd print.

Teddy Bear's Birthday Party / text by Mrs A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1924], 32p. 3rd print.

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A. R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1924], 32p. 3rd print.  

'The Grave of Love', The British-Australian & New Zealander, summer number, July 1924. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

'On the way to the Fairy Party', The British-Australian & New Zealander, September 1924.

Market Day in Fairyland, The Christmas Graphic Number, 1924, page 42.

Gieves Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue - London, September 1924. Work by IRO, possibly an invitation card too.

1925  

The Little Green Road to Fairyland / by Annie R. Rentoul and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1925, viii, 102p. [16] leaves of plates. Small edition. 4th print.  

Gum Tree Brownie and other Faerie Folk of the Never-never / by Tarella Quin, illustrated by Ida S. Rentoul. Robertson & Mullens, Melbourne, 1925 165p. Small edition. 4th print. Published with illustrated dust jacket.

The Enchanted Forest / by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1925, viii, 93p. [30] leaves of plates. 3rd print.

Teddy Bear's Birthday Party / text by Mrs A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1925], 32p. 4th print.

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1925], 32p. 3rd print.

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A. R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1925], 32p. 4th print.  

The Sentry and the Shell Fairy [advertising booklet] / written by George W. Martin, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. British Imperial Oil Company, Melbourne, [1925], 15p. 6 plates. 2nd print.

The Australasian - Christmas Issue, December 1925. Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

1926  

Fairyland, prospectus, Ramsay Publishing, Melbourne, 1926.

Fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite / verses by Annie R. Rentoul, stories by Grenbry Outhwaite and Annie R. Rentoul. Ramsay Publishing, Melbourne, 1926. L5.5. Deluxe edition, signed by artist. Some copies came in a slip case. 166p. 1st print. A (cheaper) edition is also known, with light-blue variant cover, no signature, no tissue papers on colour plates and no slip-case. Fairyland was meant to be limited to 1000 signed copies, as stated on the limitation page with Ida's signature. However, we have never seen a signed copy with a number higher than 600. It seems likely that around 600 deluxe editions were bound first and then when this expensive book failed to sell very well, the remaining pages were bound more cheaply in the light-blue variant cover. So there were probably about 200-400 of the cheaper version made...meaning that although they are not quite the same quality as the proper deluxe edition, they are actually much harder to find. In our experience they are very rare, perhaps the number made is more like 100-200. Ida's previous deluxe edition numbered only 300 and prior to that, 500...and Fairyland was a much more expensive book. There are also a few proper deluxe edition printings that are not numbered and not signed. Some deluxe are signed, but not numbered. Some are signed by Ida and Annie, but not numbered, perhaps gifts to friends. We have seen the light-blue version not signed, but with numbers, including numbers above 800...but they could have been added in more recent times and almost certainly not in Ida's hand, unlike the proper deluxe. Ida's 1916 Elves and Faires, of which there were 1500 printed, has sold for up to A$10 000. Fairyland seems to sell for A$3000-A$5000...and yet there is almost certainly far less than 600 proper deluxe in existence and almost all were signed by Ida, unlike Elves & Faires, where only a handful were signed. Also, Fairyland has far more colour illustrations and was printed using much better methods, meaning that most copies are in much better condition than Elves & Faires. Especially the tissue papers, which are far more resilient than for Elves & Faires. Fairyland is under-estimated and possibly deserves to be THE most sought-after Australia children's book.  

Exhibition catalogue, R.M. Clark Exhibition of pictures, June-September 1926. Contains a listing for the Ida Rentoul Outhwaite watercolour "The Doctor".

'Ida Rentoul Outhwaite - Notable Visitors at The Australia', The Australia Handbook, October 1926. 4p illustrated article.

Farmer's Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue - Sydney, July 1926. Works by IRO, possibly an invitation card too.

Decoration Galleries, Exhibition Catalogue - Melbourne, October 1926. 118 works by IRO, possibly an invitation card too.

1927  

The Little Fairy Sister / by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite. E.P. Dutton, New York, [1927], 91, [4]p. [8] leaves of plates. 2nd print.

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1927], 32p. 4th print.

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A. R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1927], 32p. 5th print.  

'The Wave', The British-Australian & New Zealander, summer number, July 1927. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 

Decoration Galleries, Exhibition Catalogue - Melbourne, 11-26 October 1927. Works by IRO, possibly an invitation card too.

1928  

Blossom : a fairy story / written and illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1928, 94p. [16] leaves of plates. 1st print.

Blossom, prospectus, A. & C. Black, London, 1928.

W.R. Maxwell Foster, Drawings for Advertisements book illustrations etc., A. & C. Black, London, 1928. Full page b/w illustration by Ida Outhwaite.

Teddy Bear's Birthday Party / text by Mrs A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1928], 32p. 5th print.

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1928], 32p. 5th print.

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A. R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1928], 32p. 6th print.   

'The Hoyden', Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 1928. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

Glaciarium Review / Glaciarium, Melbourne, 1928. Cover illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

Glaciarium Prince's Bridge Season 1928, J.L. Anderson & Sons Pty Ltd, Print, Melbourne. Illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

Exhibition of black and white, and water colour drawings by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Anthony Hordern & Sons Limited, 25 July 1928.

'Fairy Tales and Wonder books', 4 pages. Illustrated avdertising pamphlet for several IRO books by A&C Black. Includes a full page b&w repro of IRO illustration from 'The Little Green Road to Fairyland'.

1929  

Fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite / verses by Annie R. Rentoul, stories by Grenbry Outhwaite and Annie R. Rentoul. Frederick A. Stokes, New York, 1929, 164p. 2nd print. Published with illustrated dust jacket. (there is also a rumor of a box/slipcase, but was probably home-made).

The Little Fairy Sister / by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1929, viii, 91p. 3rd print.

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1929], 32p. 6th print.

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A. R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1929], 32p. 7th print.  

1930  

Bunny & Brownie : the Adventures of George & Wiggle / written and illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1930, 99p. [16] leaves of plates.

Bunny & Brownie, prospectus, A. & C. Black, London, 1930.

Australian Songs for Young and Old [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrations by Ida S. Rentoul Outhwaite. Allans Music Publishers, Melbourne, [193-?], 28p. 4th print.

'The Golden Whistle', Australia Today 1931 - For Migrant, Tourist, Manufacturer, United Commercial Travellers' Association Australia, November 1930, 128p [6p]. Words by Annie Rentoul, illustrations by I.R. Outhwaite.

'The Seasons', Sporting and Dramatic News - Christmas Number, December 1930.

Happy Hours for Young Folk , prospectus, A. & C. Black, London, c.1930. Includes five I.R. Outhwaite titles plus two illustrations.

Art Ability Tests, Art Training Institute, c.1930. Includes two I.R. Outhwaite pencil sketches.

The New Era in Commercial Art, prospectus, c.1930. Includes five I.R. Outhwaite sketches.

The Red Cross in Fairyland. Illustrated flyer measuring 250 x 150mm., with printed compliments for Christmas and the New Year from the Junior Red Cross Committee dated 1935. Probably an insert for the Red Cross magazine 'I Serve" to which IRO contributed illustrations in the late 1930s.

Fairyhouse (unpublished manuscript), illustrations and text by I.R. Outhwaite. 32 illustrations and 32 text pages.

1931  

Fairyland of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite / verses by Annie R. Rentoul, stories by Grenbry Outhwaite and Annie R. Rentoul, illustrated by I.R. Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1931, 126p. [8] leaves of plates. 3rd print. Published with illustrated dust jacket.

'Fairyland', The Bookman - Special Christmas Number, Hodder & Troughton, London, 1931. Colour plate.

1932  

The Little Green Road to Fairyland / by Annie R. Rentoul and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1932, viii, 102, 1p. 5th print.

1933  

A Bunch of Wild Flowers / verse and illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1933, 48p. 1st print. Came with floral dustwrapper and glassine wrapper.

'A Serious Accident', The Juionr Red Cross Journal, Melbourne, 1933. Cover illustration by I.R. Outhwaite.

Benjamin Bear [cartoon] / written and drawn by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, The Weekly Times, Melbourne, 18 February 1933 - 26 August 1939. Cartoon strip. There were 341 Benjamin Bear comic strips. They present the greatest challenge for any collector of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's published works. The Benjamin Bear comic was ended abruptly on 26th August 1939. The following week on 2nd September, "Benjamin Bear" was replaced with "Tim Tyler" and a small mention was made on the children's page that Benjamin was "taking a holiday". Unfortunately he never returned. The story did not get the chance to wind up and in fact a wonderful new character "Scotty", the Scotch Terrier, had just been introduced, he was trapped on a remote island with "Johnny" the kookaburra. They had just met and the title of the very last Benjamin Bear comic was "New Friends". Benjamin himself had not appeared for many weeks. What story did Ida have in mind next ? Are there unpublished original comics out there somewhere that take the story a little further?

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Private Viewing [invitation card], J. Hogan & Sons, Melbourne, 14 November 1933.

Exhibition catalogue, J. Hogan & Sons, Melbourne, 14 November 1933.

Anthony Horden's Fine Art Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue - Sydney, 7-20 June 1933. Works by IRO, possibly an invitation card too.

1934  

The Other Side of Nowhere [prospectus] / text by Tarella Quin Daskein, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Robertson & Mullens Ltd., Melbourne, [1934] 1 sheet.  

The Other Side of Nowhere / text by Tarella Quin Daskein, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Robertson & Mullens, Melbourne, 1934, 170p, 1st print; also in 1934 a New Edition, 2nd print. This book reproduces three stories from Before the Lamps are Lit and four from Gum Tree Brownie. it came with an illustrated dust-wrapper and price 5/-. The boards were produced in at least four different bold colours: Gold, Blue, Red & Green. The wrappers are extremely scarce.

A Bunch of Wild Flowers / verse and illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1934, 48p. 2nd print. Came with floral dustwrapper.

Enchanting Isles / text by Dorothy Mellor, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Howard, Whyte, Sydney, 1934, 112p. 1st print. Published with illustrated dust jacket.

Chimney Town , prospectus, A. & C. Black, London, 1934.  

Chimney Town / text by Tarella Quin Daskein, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1934, viii, 238p. [2] leaves of plates.

Bush Songs of Australia for Young and Old [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Allan & Co., Melbourne, [1934], 35p. 3rd print.  

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A. R. Osborn. Whitcombe and Tombs, Melbourne, [1934], 32p. 7th print.

Centenary Gift Book / edited by Frances Fraser and Nettie Palmer. Melbourne, 1934. Includes 'Witchery Wood' drawing and poem by the Rentoul sisters.

Benjamin Bear [cartoon] / written and drawn by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, The Weekly Times, 1934.

'I Serve - The Junior Red Cross in Victoria, November 1934. '"Little Saint George' story by Annie Rentoul, pp.20-21 and illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite on front cover.

1935  

Sixpence to Spend / text and illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1935, 92p.  

The Australian Wonder Book / Home Entertainment Library, Melbourne, 1935, 351p. Contents: 1. The Little Black Princess / Aeneas Gunn. 2. The Other Side of Nowhere / Tarella Quin Daskein, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 3. The Prince of the Totem / Tarlton Rayment. 4. Winks: the Mystery and Magic of the Bush / J.J. Hall.

Benjamin Bear [cartoon] / written and drawn by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, The Weekly Times, 1935.

1936  

Teddy Koala's Music Lesson [music] / words and music by Dolly Stewart, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Allan & Co., Melbourne, [1936], 9p. Two covers known - bright orange/red, and light brown.  

Australian Bush Songs : a selection of old favourites in new form : The little Aboriginee, Baby bear and others from the famous series of books by these writers, with simplified accompaniments and easy keys [music] / words by Annie R. Rentoul, music by Georgette Peterson, illustrated by I.R. Outhwaite. Allan, Melbourne, [1936], 32p.  

Benjamin Bear [cartoon] / written and drawn by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, The Weekly Times, 1936.

The Enchanted Forest / by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1936, viii, 93p. [30] leaves of plates. 4th print.  

1937

Four New Books, prospectus, A. & C. Black, London, 1937. For The Lost Princess, The Enchanted Seas, The Red With and Janet and the Fairies.

The Lost Princess / by Madeleine Collier, with four illustrations in colour by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1937, 64p. [4] leaves of plates.  

The Enchanted Seas / by Averil Newell, with four illustrations in colour by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1937, 64p. [4] leaves of plates. 1st print.  

The Red Witch / by Averil Newell, with four illustrations in colour by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1937, 64p. [4] leaves of plates.  

Janet and the Fairies / by Bertha M. Danks, with four illustrations in colour by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1937, 64p. [4] leaves of plates. 1st print.  

The Lost Princess, The Enchanted Seas, The Red Witch and Janet and the Fairies, [boxed set] A. & C. Black, London, 1937.

Benjamin Bear [cartoon] / written and drawn by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, The Weekly Times, 1937.  

1938  

Benjamin Bear [cartoon] / written and drawn by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, The Weekly Times, 1938.

The Junior Red Cross Calendar / Red Cross, Melbourne, 1938. Illustration by I.R. Outhwaite.

Phillida Cooper Benefit Recital, programme, Comedy Theatre, 1938. Includes 'Enchanted Forest' ballet inspired by I.R. Outhwaite, plus illustrations.

Dorothy Stewart, 'Koalas on Parade', Supplement to the Australian Musical News, December 1938. Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

1939  

Teddy Bear's Birthday Party / text by Mrs A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1939], 32p. 6th print / 7th print.

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1939], 32p. 8th print.  

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1939], 32p.  8th print.

Benjamin Bear [cartoon] / written and drawn by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, The Weekly Times, 1939.

The Koala's Picnic [music] / piano solo by Margery Forbes, Allan & Co., Melbourne, 1939.

Touch your toes, cover art for the "I Serve" Newsletter, The Junior Red Cross in Victoria, November 1939.

 

1940  

A Bunch of Wild Flowers / verse and illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1940 48p. 3rd print. Illustrated fairy hardcover.

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A. R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1940], 32p. 9th print.  

Three Australian Sketches for Piano [music] / music by A.J. Steele, Allan & Co., Melbourne, 1940.

French Folk Songs and Rhymes / arranged by Henri Delsaux. Allan & Co., 1940s. Cover art by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

Commercial Art Lesson 34: Developing Imagination, Art Training Institute, Melbourne, 1940s. Illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Two variant editions.

Three Australian Sketches for Piano [music] / music by A.J. Steele, Allan & Co., Melbourne, 1940.Variations:1/6 2/- in NZ Ad. 360, 1/6 Ad. 94, 2/- Ad. 138, 3/- Ad. 263, 3/- Ad. 383, 4/- 40c Ad. 500, L. 

1941

Songs for Young Australians [music] / music by Edith Harrhy, words by Bronnie Taylor. Allan & Co., Melbourne, [1941], 40p. Variations:2/6 Ad. 146, (2/6 sticker) Ad. 406, 3/- Ad. 146, 3/6 Ad. 351, 3/6 Ad. 406, 3/6 Ad. 70, M Ad. 73, 55c Ad. 540, M (brown- tone covers) Ad. 73.

Nutcracker Suite - Fantasia - simplified piano edition of the Nut-cracker suite [music] / music by Tschaikowsky, arranged by Hubert Wynn. Allan & Co., Melbourne, [1941], 19p.

Robin Hood Suite, Allan & Co., Melbourne, 1941. Imperial Edition 489. Cover in colour by I.R. Outhwaite.

1942

A Bunch of Wild Flowers / verse and illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1942. 48p. 4th print. Fairy dustwrapper attached to plain boards. 

The Enchanted Seas / text by Averil Newell, with four illustrations in colour by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1942, 64p. 2nd print.

Janet and the Fairies / text by Bertha M. Danks, with four illustrations in colour by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1942, 64p. [4] leaves of col. plates. 2nd print.

The Lost Princess / text by Madeleine Collier, with four illustrations in colour by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1942, 64p. [4] leaves of plates. 2nd print. There was a mistake made on the dustjacket of the second edition of The Lost Princess - the author is printed as "Bertha M. Danks", who wrote one of the other titles in the series, it should be "Madeleine Collier". On some copies, the publishers have pasted on the correct author.   

The Red Witch / by Averil Newell, with four illustrations in colour by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1942, 64p. [4] leaves of plates. 2nd print.

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1942], 32p. 9th print.

1944  

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1944], 32p. 10th print / 11th print.

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A. R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1944], 32p. 10th print / 11th print.  

Ten New Songs for Children [music] / words and music by Bene Gibson Smyth. Allan & Co., Melbourne, [1944], 22p. 1st print. Variations: 2/- Ad. 164, 2/- Ad. 407, 3/- 40c Ad. 452, 50c Ad. 540.

The Flying Broomstick, A. & C. Black, London, 1944. I.R. Outhwaite illustration in colour on front cover.

1945  

Musical Nursery Rhymes : Picture Book [music] / illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, musical adaptation and arrangement Bob & Vic. Rees, David V. Dixon. Murfett, Melbourne, [1945], 16p.  

Teddy Bear's Birthday Party / text by Mrs A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1945], 32p. 8th print.

1946

Teddy Bear's Birthday Party / text by Mrs A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1946], 32p. 9th print / 10th print / 11th print.

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1946], 32p. 12th print.

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A. R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1946], 32p. 12th print.  

[Colouring Competition], With Compliments from W. & G. Dean Pty. Ltd., 1946-7. Full Page illustration by Ida Outhwaite for colouring competition. 25/- prize.

Peter Pan, His Majestry's theatre, Melbourne, 26 December 1946, The Speciality Press Pty Ltd, Melbourne. Handbill. Illustrations by I.R. Outhwaite.

1947  

The Little Green Road to Fairyland / by Annie R. Rentoul and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. A. & C. Black, London, 1947. viii, 94p., [16] leaves of plates. 6th print.

Teddy Bear's Picnic [music]  / Big note version, for piano with words by John W. Bratton, cover artwork by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Allan & Co., Melbourne, 1947, 5p.

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1947], 32p. 13th print.

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A. R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1947], 32p. 13 print.  

Art Training Institute Prospectus, Art Training Institute, Melbourne, 1947. Three editions / variants known.

'Developing the Imagination', Art Training Institute Lesson 34 / by I.R. Outhwaite, Art Training Institute, Melbourne, 1947.

1948  

A Bunch of Wild Flowers / verse and illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1948, [New ed.] 48p. [22] plates. 5th print. Came with new fairy dustwrapper. Two variations of the designs on the boards. One has a gold pattern next to the title, another has a green pattern next to the title. 

Nursery Rhymes / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Murfett Pty Ltd., Melbourne, [1948], 32p. 1st print.  

The Little Green Road to Fairyland / by Annie R. Rentoul and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, with sixteen plates, eight in colour by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1948, 1st Australian edition, viii, 94p. [16] leaves of plates. 7th print.

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1948], 32p. 14th print.

The Boomerang Thrower [music] / words and music by Arthur S. Loam. Allan & Co., Melbourne, [1948]. Cover illustration by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 1 score.

The Wallaby [music] / piano score by E. Markham Lee. Allan & Co., Melbourne, 1948.

Little Laddie and his Bush-land Friends / verses by Captain D. MacCormick, illustrations by Ida Outhwaite. Alex. MacLaren & Sons, Glasgow, 1948, 31p. Published with illustrated dust jacket.

Snubby and Tubby, Women's Digest, ? December 1948. First in a series.  

1949  

The Puddin' and the Pixie and other songs - 12 songs for children [music] / words by Bronnie Taylor, music by Ina Mornement, illustrated by I.R. Outhwaite. Allan & Co., Melbourne, [1949], 20p.Variations: 2/6 Ad. 130, 2/6 Ad. 68, 3/- Ad. 274.

Snubby and Tubby, Women's Digest, January / February / March / April / May / June 1949. Series of illustrations for a short childrens short story by "Winkie the Winkler."  

1950

Nursery Rhymes / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Murfett Pty Ltd., Melbourne, [1950], 32p. 2nd print.

Crock of Gold - The Adventure of Reading - Book 3, edited by David Thomson, A. & C. Black, London, 1950s. '"The Rescue' and 'The Witch' - stories and illustrations by Ida R. Outhwaite.

1951

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1951], 32p. 15th print. 

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe and Tombs, Melbourne, 1951, 32p. 15th print / 16th print.

'Blackberry', School Magazine - Commonwealth Jubilee, 36(3)1, April 1951. Poem by I.R. Outhwaite.

1954  

The Little Green Road to Fairyland / by Annie R. Rentoul and Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, with sixteen plates, eight in colour by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1954, viii, 94p. [16] leaves of plates. 8th print.

Fuzzy, Wuzzy, and Buzzy / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe and Tombs, Melbourne, 1954, 32p. 16th print.  

1958  

Legends from the Outback / text by Phyllis M. Power, illustrated by Ida Outhwaite. Dent, London, 1958. 127p. Contains numerous illustrations of Australian birds and animals plus Aboriginal motifs spread throughout the text. 1st print. Published with illustrated dust jacket.

1960  

Ten New Songs for Children [music] / words and music by Bene Gibson Smyth, illustrated by I.R. Outhwaite. Allan & Co., Melbourne, [196-?] 1 score, 22p. 2nd print.

The South Australian Poetry Books - Grade Four. 4d. 64 pages. Collins Clear-Type Press. Printed in London, c.1960. Contains two Annie Rentoul poems. Pages 11 & 23.

* 25 June 1960 - Ida Rentoul Outhwaite dies at Caulfield, Victoria, Australia.  



1965  

Legends from the Outback / text by Phyllis M. Power, illustrated by Ida Outhwaite. Dent, London, 1965, 126p. 2nd print. Published with illustrated dust jacket.

The Guinea Pig that wanted a Tail / text by Mrs. A.R. Osborn, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Whitcombe & Tombs, Melbourne, [1965], 32p. 16th print.

1970

Marcie Muir, A Bibliography of Australian Children's Books, Andre Deutsch, London, 1970. Includes biographical information on I.R. Outhwaite.

1976

[Postcards], series of 6, Connoisseur Collection, Athena International London, 1976. Illustrations by I.R. Outhwaite.

  1. The Nightingale
  2. Fairy Frolic
  3. The Butterfly Ferry
  4. The Crystal Gazer
  5. Kew that the spark sprite must be flying
  6. Anne plays the pipes

1977

Marcie Muir, Australian Children's Book Illustrators, Sun Books, Melbourne, 1977, 78p. Includes biographical information on I.R. Outhwaite, plus some illustrations.

1978

An exhibition of fairy fun and old lace, souvenir catalogue, 1978. Includes a number of items by IRO.

1980

[Postcards], The Medici Society, circa 1980s. Illustrations by I.R. Outhwaite.

  1. By the light of the moon
  2. Beneath the blossom
  3. I am Kexy, friend of fairies....
  4. Fairy walking on a spider's web

[Postcard], Athena International London, circa 1980s. Illustration by I.R. Outhwaite.

  1. The Butterfly Ferry

Fairy Woods, Melo-Art Mucis Co., c.1980. Includes I.R. Outhwaite illustration on cover.

Mike Batt, Waves, LP recording 1980. Sleeve is colour reproduction of I.R. Outhwaite's Moonboat. Later issued as a CD and cassette tape.

Mike Batt, The Winds of Change, LP recording, 1980. 12 inch Maxi single. Sleeve is colour reproduction of I.R. Outhwaite's Moonboat.

Postcard c. 1980s. Museum of Victoria. Reproduction of 1909 Tarrant Motor Co. Advertisement. Drawn by Ida S Rentoul.

Art Nouveau in Australia, 1980s, exhibition catalogue. Inlcudes biography of IRO.

A Slice of the Magic Pudding Children's Book Exhibition 1979-80.

1981  

The Enchanted Forest / by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1981, 105p. 5th print.  

1982  

The Road to Fairyland / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1982, 100p.  

1983  

The Little World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite / verse and illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, additional text by Mary McCune. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1983, 60p.  

The Other Side of Nowhere : Fairy Stories of the Never-never / text by Tarella Quin, illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1983, 149p. 3rd print.

A nursery rhyme frieze / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, 1983. 4 folded sheets in folder. 1st print.

1984  

Nursery Rhymes / illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, 1984, 48p. 3rd print.

The Lady of the Blue Beads : her book, being an account of her first blue moon spent on Sun Island / text by Annie Rentoul, illustrated by Ida S. Rentoul. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1984. New edition, with original unpulished drawings. 3rd print.

'Elves & Fairies', [postage stamp], Australia Post, 1985.

1985  

The Little World of Elves & Fairies : an anthology of verse / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, 1985, 59p.

M. Muir and R. Holden, The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1985, 171p.

Robert Holden, The Golden Age Of Australian Fantasy: Children's Book Illustrations 1910-1950, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 1985, 13p. Booklet of art exhibition - Ida Outhwaite reproduction on cover and throughout.

I.F. McLaren's Whitcombe's Story Books - A Trans-Tasman Survey, University of Melbourne Library, 1984. Includes references to numerous story books featuring the art of I.R. Outhwaite.

Bears, Bush Creatures and Battlers, Teacher's resource kit published in conjunction with the 5 Australian Children's Book Stamps issue. Envelope features reproduction of "Fairy Islands", also various IRO items in the kit.

Australiana Classic Children's Books - Stamp series designed by Peter Leuver and including IRO images, Australia Post, 1985 . Items include: Sheet of 100 stamps including 20 Elves & Fairies; Strip of 5 Stamp Pack; Strip of 5 First Day Cover - New Fairy design - available with 100's of different Australian town postmarks; Strip of 5 First Day cover - "Children's Folklore" envelope design; One each of the five stamps First Day Cover - New Fairy design; One each of the five stamps First Day Cover - Original artists, including IRO, reproduction on envelope with illustrated postmark on stamp; Strip of 5 Maximum Card - New drawing by Alan Puckett; Set of 5 different Maximum cards with the five different stamps and postcard sized reproduction of stamp on front. Set of 5 Bookmarks - all with illustrated postmark on stamp; Issue 1 of The Junior Stamp Explorer - article about the stamp series; Australian Stamp Bulletin - No.178,179,180,181,182,183, all have a refereneces to the stamp series. There were other fliers, mailing labels and in-store advertising items.

1986

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Address Book / Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, 1986.

A nursery rhyme frieze / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, 1986. 4 folded sheets in folder. 2nd print.

Cheer Up Children, Sydney, 1986. Booklet of the Prince Henry's Hospital Collection. Includes illustration "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary..." by Ida Outhwaite.

Picture The Koala, 1986. Booklet of art exhibition - includes 3 Ida Outhwaite reproductions.

Classroom - Magazine for Teachers, 6(3), July 1986. Colour illustration by Ida Outhwaite on cover.

[Calendar], Enticott Polygraph, 1986. Published in conjunction with Australian Children's Books stamps issue. April / May / June features The Little Witch by I.R. Outhwaite.

[Posters], 330mm x 440mm, Peacock Publishing / State Library of South Australia. 1.The Revoke, 2. Butterfly Ferry, 3. Anne Plays the Pipes, 4. Sea Fairies, 5. The Moon Boat.

Bush Curiozities - Flora and Fauna in Art and Design, exhibition catalogue, 1986. Includes reference to IRO books and paintings.

1987

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Birthday Book / Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1987. 1 v. (unpaged).

Blossom : a fairy story / written and illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Cornstalk, North Ryde, 1987, 101p., [8] leaves of col. Plates. 2nd print.

The Enchanted Forest / by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1987, 105p. 6th print.

A nursery rhyme frieze / with illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, 1987. 4 folded sheets in folder. 3rd print.

1988

Nursery Rhymes / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 1988, 32p. 4th print.

A nursery rhyme frieze / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, North Ryde, 1988. 4 folded sheets in folder. 4th print.

Fairy World, greeting cards by Simson, 1988-1991. Series OW104 to OW140. Approximately 50 cards of various size and notebooks. Colour Ida R. Outhwaite pictures.

M. Muir and R. Holden, The Fairy World of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1988, 171p. Reprint.

1990

Museum of Australian Childhood Christmas Exhibition Poster : Fantasy Illustrations 1990-1991. Main illustration by Ethel Jackson Morris, verso text about Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

'Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Glassworks', Good Weekend Magazine, The Age, 24 February 1990. Article about lead-light work in Fitzroy church.

[Wrapping paper], Simson 195OW302, Made in Australia, 1990. The illustration used is "Fairy Beauty Rocks a Babe" from "The Enchanted Forest".

[Wrapping paper], Simson 195OW303, Made in Australia, 1990. The illustration is of a fairy on a tightrope, with a pattern of blue flowers on a black background.

1991

Blossom : a fairy story / written and illustrated by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Cornstalk, North Ryde, 1991. 101p., [8] leaves of colour plates. 3rd print.  

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite : a book of 22 postcards / Collins and Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1991, 46p.

The Enchanted Forest / by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1991, 105p. 7th print.

Australian Children's Calendar 1991 , Angus & Robertson, 1991. May and the front cover is "Fairy Islands" by Ida Outhwaite.  

1992

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite 1993 Pocket Diary / Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1992. 1. (unpaged).  

Elves & Fairies / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, verses by Annie R. Rentoul. Lothian, Port Melbourne, 1992. vi, 74p. 3rd print.

A Golden Age, calendar, 1992. Angus & Robertson. June + 2 vignettes and the front cover "Hello Central" are by Ida Outhwaite.

1993

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite 1994 Pocket Diary / Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1993, 62p.  

Elves & Fairies / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, verses by Annie R. Rentoul. Lothian, Port Melbourne, 1993, 4th select edition, vi, 74p. 4th print.

Once upon a time - an exhibition based on fairytales, Caulfield Arts Complex, 1993. Includes several IRO items and full-colour image on the back cover.

1994

The Enchanted Fairy Glade Plate Collection, Royal Worcester, 1994. 12 Bone China plates featuring illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Limited edition of 15,000.

Women's Weekly - Homemade, 10(2), 1994, 42-49. Ida Outhwaite article and various craft ideas, including a "Fairy Islands" cross-stitch pattern.

1995

Fairy Fantasy, Windsor Fine China / The Bradford Exchange, 1995. 8 Japanese porcelain plates featuring illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Individually numbered.

Trust the Women - Exhibition Catalogue, 1995, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney. Includes an IRO Painting.

1997

Elves & Fairies / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, verses by Annie R. Rentoul. Lothian, Port Melbourne, 1997, vi, 74p. 5th print.

Fairy World, Wedgwood / Danbury Mint, 1997. 12 Bone China plates featuring illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite.

1998

Elves & Fairies of the Australian Bush [sound recording] / by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Festival Records, Australia, 1998. 1 sound cassette; 1 sound disc (ca. 27 min.).

'Ida Rentoul Outhwaite Bibliography', Book and Magazine Collector, 169, April 1998.

1999

The Future That Was, exhibition catalogue, Lauraine Diggnes Fine Art, 1999. Includes an IRO book and painting.

2000

[Postcard], Pleiades Press, circa 2000. Illustration by I.R. Outhwaite.

  1. The farthest ones looked like great butterflies

Lauraine Diggnes Fine Art. Annual Collectors' Exhibition, 2000. Includes illustrated IRO original.

2001

The Little Book of Elves & Fairies / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Michael O'Mara, London, 2001. 64p.; Buster Books, London, 2001. 63p; Random House, Milsons Point, Australia, 2001.

Through Women's Eyes, PLC exhibition, flyer, 2001. Includes IRO photo.

Through Women's Eyes, PLC exhibition catalogue, 2001. Includes IRO photo, biography and two unpublished originals.

2002

Die Zauberwelt der Elfen & Faen / illustrations by I.R. Outhwaite. Eulen Verlag, Germany, 2002, 64p.

Alice McCormick, 'Connoisseur' [Ida Rentoul Outhwaite], The Australian Art Market Report, issue 5, Spring 2002.

2003

Elves & Fairies / illustrations by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, verses by Annie R. Rentoul. Lothian, Port Melbourne, 2003. vi, 74p. 5th print.

Alice McCormick, 'Original artwork' [Ida Rentoul Outhwaite], The Australian Art Market Report, issue 8, Winter 2003.

2004

La Magia de Las Hadas / Ediciones B, Spain, 2004, 63p. Illustrations by I.R. Outhwaite.

Little book of Australian Children's Rhymes, National Library of Australia, 2004. Colour cover and page 34 illustration by Ida Outhwaite. See also related advertising flyer.

Beatrice Phillpotts, The Faery Garden, Palazzo, 2005. General survey of the subject of faeries with numerous illustrations.

Fairy World, mini-calendar, Portal, 2004. Featuring illustrations by Ida Outhwaite.

Fairies-Green, Topmill decoupage papers featuring 8 colour reproductions of Ida Outhwaite illustrations from The Fairy Story That Came True and The Sentry and the Shell Fairy.

2005

Fairy World, mini-calendar, Portal, 2005. Featuring illustrations by Ida Outhwaite.

Fairy World, decoupage, Studiolight, 2005. Featuring illustrations by Ida Outhwaite.

2006

Fairy Promises / Michael O'Mara Books, London, 2006, 72p. Illustrations by I.R. Outhwaite.

Fairy World, mini-calendar, Portal, 2006. Featuring illustrations by Ida Outhwaite.

2007

Fairy World, mini-calendar, Portal, 2007. Featuring illustrations by Ida Outhwaite plus 3-D stickers.

Portrait of an Exhibition. Centenary Celebration of the first Australian exhibition of Women's Work 1907, 2007. Includes IRO & Annie Rentoul references.

2009

Juliet O'Conor, Bottersnikes and Other Lost things, 2009. Large illustrated section about Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. Also a page with a very rare reference to Ida Rentoul Outhwaite's "Cinderella's Dream", including two photographs of the Sate Library of Victoria copy, from the Ken Pound Collection.

2010

[Ida Rentoul Outhwaite], The National Library Magazine, National Library of Australia, Canberra, March 2010.

[Ida Rentoul Outhwaite], The National Library Magazine, National Library of Australia, Canberra, June 2010.

Fifty Book for Fifty Years : Celebrating a half century of collecting. Monash University, 2010?. Includes IRO biography and illustration.

Jingles for Juniors - Children's Books. The Lindsay Shaw Collection, exhibition catalogue, 2010. Includes IRO Books and illustration.

2011

Douglas Stewart, Jonathan Dickson, Robert Holden and Tira Lewis, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite - "revel in fantasies and imagination", Douglas Stewart Fine Books [catalogue], Melbourne, 2011, 33p


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