Easter sale History Art Pottery Firsts Australian

We have worked harder in the last month as Paul has been a passenger and not pulled his weight. Some weak excuse about heart operations. Anyway, we have another wonderful offering to be auctioned on Friday 8th April 2022.  Is 800 lots, varied and interesting.

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Two toucans in a tree Rampphastos Toco by John Gould
New Atlas of Australia 1886
Koala of tree cup
Idriess Photographs
Miniature Books Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit AA Milne Winnie Pooh
Religious Fine Binding
Papunya a place made after the story Bardon
Lot 1 Bigge Report
Lot 26 Toucan by John Gould
New Atlas of Australia 1886
Lot 71 Koala Cup
Lot 88 Idriess Photographs
Lot 336 Miniature Books Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit AA Milne Winnie Pooh
Lot 560 Religious Fine Binding
Lot 596 Papunya
Lot 10 Norman Lindsay
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We have lots of good ephemera, more items from the estate of Ion Idriess including many photographs, some Australian Pottery – as every good Book auction should have.

And did we mention sport. More sporting ephemera from the estate of the late Chris Jurd. Included from Chris’ estate is a complete set of Wisden, some in facsimile and many original editions.

We have more good bird and natural history books from the estate of the late Hal Wooten, an eminent professor of Law, a Judge of the NSW Supreme Court, a Royal Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and a thoroughly decent human.

Also, more juvenile titles from the estate of the Dorothy Randall whose collection is amazing. More books from the estate of Mr Squiggle (Norman Hetherington). Also, military and Australian history books from various estates.

It’s a wide selection of books and there is surely something for everyone.

Other news

And nothing to do with our auction business but sadly in the past 8 weeks two people who influenced bookselling in Australia have died suddenly.

Darryl Burge Lopez was a pioneer of computers in bookselling and was the first Australian bookseller to use computers in his business – back in the 1980s. He talked Paul me into buying a computer in 1984.

Paul Anderson took up where Darryl left off. Paul wrote many programmes for second hand booksellers and many of us were dependent on his skills. Paul was forever helpful and will be sadly missed.

Paul Feain will forever feel indebted to both these people for their influence on his own bookselling.