Magnificent May Books, Manuscripts and Prints

AB Paterson Unpublished Poem, Letters and Man from Snowy River signed first edition. Henry Lawson’s First book in first edition.

First edition Somerset Maugham in lovely dustwrapper. We have lots of other first editions in wonderful dustwrappers but too many to mention.

Early Australiana including Five Kelly Gang Reports from 1880-1883, Convict Transportation 1812-1813.

Public letter by Ion Idriess on the welfare of Indigenous people in the Kimberley, 1937. The letter is of great historical significance. Idriess describes his travels through the Kimberley and King Leopold ranges with the Mounted Police a few years earlier, when researching the book “Man Tracks”. What follows is an appeal to the Australian public on behalf of the indigenous peoples of Northern Australia, then dying in large numbers from leprosy, syphilis, yaws and other venereal diseases.

Other highlights include a 1706 Paraphrased Testament; a most attractive publication from 1864 on Maritime Hydraulics; Baldwin Spencer; Bradshaw; Charles Baudin Letter. There are too many to name the all.

Timed Auction 12noon Sunday 19th May 2024.
Viewing encouraged: Weekdays 10am-4pm
Bidding: On Invaluable, Our Website or email us with the details.

Folio Society, Idriess, Military, Antiquities, History, Maps …..

Our next auction is on Sunday 5th May 2024. We are working at a furious pace and have gathered together an interesting lot of miscellaneous books. Antiquarian books, Attractive Folio Society Books and of course, being ANZAC Day, a number of military books.

We have more manuscript material from the Estate of Ion Idriess as well book 4 of the rare Guerilla Series. An exceedingly rare 1795 chap book, some original nineteenth century documents including Miners Rights from both Victoria and New South Wales, a title deed for a parcel of land in Petersham, NSW and lots of Australiana.

Auction Details
Starting time 12 noon, Sunday 5th May 2024
Timed Auction The first lot ends at 12noon. Then each lot is staggered by 30seconds.

Viewing welcomed 10am – 4pm weekdays

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