Thanks to everyone that supported our August auction. It was a huge success and a fun day, with many happy buyers and vendors. The highlight of the sale was a 16th Century Illuminated Manuscript Antiphonal that sold for $13,200, along with a monastic prayer book for $3,100 and another velum manuscript for $3,600. These are very unique in an Australian market and the subsequent result reflected the popularity of such items.
Other great sales included a copy of Forster Voyage Round the World with Cook, which sold for $2,600, and a signed first edition of Banjo Patterson’s Man From Snowy River with a tipped in letter by Banjo that reached $3,800. There was also a Banjo Patterson scrapbook that contained a letter from Banjo. This sold for $600. The antiquarian collection was hugely popular and included an 18th century hand written book on mining that sold for $2,000 and a 1619 Elements of Euclid that reached $700.
Our next auction will be on September 14th and features an amazing collection of Polar exploration titles, with many signed and first editions books on Antarctic and Arctic exploration.