Signed first editions, non fiction and other items for the bibliomaniac. Auction held 10 am Friday 4th August.

What better way to celebrate our hundredth auction than with books for the bibliomaniac.

We have signed and first editions from Agatha Christie, Cormac McCarthy, JJR Tolkien, James Ellroy, Michael Connelly and Patrick White.

We have a huge collection of books about books, book collecting, private press, bookmaking and design and other book related things. Including the a run of the lovely production the Matrix.

We have some good early Australian. There are two Western Australia standouts: the 1898 Spinifex Sand Carnegie and the Swan River Settlement by Irwin 1835. For Tasmania we have the 1822 Description of Van Diemen’s Land by Evans. We have a few music scripts from Isaac Nathan.

We have some good transport books in shipping and cars. Including Jaguar and Alfa Romeo, the shipping trade and the navy.

We also have some nice vellum including early Australian documents, a leaf from the Book of Hours illuminated in France as well as nice bindings.