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Fantastic New Auction Venue!

Fantastic New Auction Venue!

Sydney Rare Book Auctions has moved to a bigger and better venue at C11/372-428 Wattle Street, Ultimo, NSW. The move was in part prompted by growth in the business that has seen increased sales over the last few years and growing demand for the material we handle. Auctioneer Paul Feain is excited by what he’s seen […]

December Sale - Includes the collection of Judge Terry Naughton Q.C.

December Sale – Includes the collection of Judge Terry Naughton Q.C.

We will be holding our bi-monthly auction on Saturday 10th December 2016 at 1.00PM at 33 Nelson St Annandale. Included is a very good selection of books from the estate of the late Judge Terry Naughton Q.C. (1941-2016). Terry had a strong interest in photography and there are many hundreds of photography books being sold. […]

December 10th Auction

December 10th Auction

Sydney Rare Book Auctions next sale will be on Saturday 10th December 2016 at 33 Nelson St Annandale. It’s also in your lounge room live online. One of the highlights of the sale is the complete set of Automobile Year from the first edition in 1953. These books are all in mint condition and some […]


August 13th Mega Auction!

August 13th Mega Auction!

Our August 2016 sale is one of the biggest we have had in recent history. With over 650 lots there is a huge array of material with something to suit just about any collector. Highlights range from a 1492 incunable in a very good example of a fifteenth century binding, as well as a 1581 […]

October Sale Success!

October Sale Success!

Our October 10th sale was once again a great success, with great results across the entire auction. The major highlight was the sale of a copy of Peron’s Voyage to Australia with Colour Plates. This stunning four-volume set (Bound in three) includes the first detailed, complete map of Australia as well as 40 plates depicting […]

August 9th Auction Update!

August 9th Auction Update!

In our August 9th auction are some wonderful old books from as early as the 15th century. The oldest title is a 1491 Incunabulum. Printed in Basel within the first fify years of the beginnings of printing in the Western world. This volume is one of one of the very first histories of the world. […]


Auction Highlights - June 7th

Auction Highlights – June 7th

Our June 7th auction was a resounding success, with a clearance rate of 95% and some fantastic results achieved. We had a lot of online bidding to accompany a busy saleroom, this inturn led to an exciting sale. A selection of sale highlights includes a 1st edition Phillip’s Voyage to Botany Bay 1789 ($4,500), Hunter’s […]

Rare Signature Collection

Rare Signature Collection

In our June 15th auction we have two very interesting autograph books (Lots 285 & 286). They were put together by Mr Glassop who was a senior official of the Newcastle City Council. Many dignitaries were shunted to Newcastle to view the amazing steel works and our intrepid autograph hunter was always there with book […]

1st Ed of The Female Eunuch, signed by Germaine Greer

1st Ed of The Female Eunuch, signed by Germaine Greer

The Female Eunuch is a 1970 book by Germaine Greer that became an international bestseller and an important text in the feminist movement. The main thesis of the book is that the “traditional” suburban, consumerist, nuclear family represses women sexually, and that this devitalizes them, rendering them eunuchs. The book was published in London in October 1970. By March 1971, it had nearly sold out […]


Next Auction Announced

Next Auction Announced

Sydney Rare Book Auctions is excited to announce that we are moving into permanent premises in 33 Nelson St Annandale and our next auction will be held here on Saturday June 15th at 1pm. Full details will be announced on May 15th Among the many items we have for sale is the rarest and perhaps […]

First Edition Juvenile Titles

First Edition Juvenile Titles

The September 9th Sydney Rare Book Auction sale will feature a fantastic collection of juvenile titles. They range from first edition Beatrix Potter books, to a signed Dr Seuss and first edition Babars. See below for some of the highlights! Babar’s Travels, Brunhoff Jean De, London Methuen 1935 Original papered boards with some minor wear […]

Contemporary Erotica Collection

Contemporary Erotica Collection

Included in our next auction we have a fantastic collection of contemporary erotica. The books range from novels about prostitution and titles on obscure subjects like bondage, to erotic art and photography books and works that look at the history of sex. Much of the subject mater covered in these books is often considered taboo, […]


Hudson Fysh Collection & Aviation

Hudson Fysh Collection & Aviation

The September 9th Sydney Rare Book Auction will feature a fantastic range of aviation titles, including books from the collection of Sir Hudson Fysh, founder of Qantas. Many of the books contain Fysh’s signature and bookplate, as well as inscriptions by him in the margins relating to the text. Any aviation enthusiast will appreciate the […]

Over 100 Lots of Lindsay Material

Over 100 Lots of Lindsay Material

We have over 100 lots of Norman Lindsay material included in our June 24th auction. There are numerous limited editions from the Fanfrolico Press as well as from other publishers, plus many signed works on offer. There is a brilliant collection of  handwritten letters from Norman Lindsay to Lawson Glassop. These letters reveal a close […]