June 24th Auction Highlights

The Sydney Rare Book Auctions team hosted our most recent auction on June 24th, with a full auction room and numerous online bidders making the sale a huge success. There was a lot of interest both locally and internationally for the Norman Lindsay collection, fine bindings and antiquarian books on offer.
Highlights for the sale included a collection of Norman Lindsay letters that sold for $2,000, a 1st edition copy of The Magic Pudding that achieved $1,600, and an 1827 King Narrative selling for $2,500.
Other interesting sales included a copy of Writer’s Pie ($700), Norman Lindsay Pen Drawings ($400), Henry Lawson’s The Elder Son ($500) a 1st ed copy of Philip K Dick’s World of Chance ($750) and A Handful of Darkness ($750) and Barrington’s 1810 History of New South Wales ($625).
If you have any books that you wish to sell in our next auction or are interested in attending our next sale (September 2012) then please contact a member of our team.

Phone +612 9552 1070

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 friendship between the pair and Norman certainly felt free to express himself when discussing his friend Glassop’s novels. As you would expect of Norman he was not always complimentary but he was always honest. All told there are 12 handwritten letters from Norman over about 40 pages as well as two typed and signed letters.

Here’s just a few of what we have available:

Bulletin magazines with the stunning full page illustrations by Norman. Many of these cartoons are as relevant today as they were when published.

Odana Editions books on Lindsay

The Antichrist of Nietsche

Lysistrata Limited Edition

The Magic Pudding First Edition in Dustwrapper

Pen Drawings of Norman Lindsay

Many books signed by Lindsay

Some rare Lindsay art catalogues

The Bookplates of Norman

Sydney Rare Book Auctions is holding the next auction on Sunday 24th June at 2PM at the Riley Room of the Sebel Hotel in Albion St Surrey Hills.

Click here to view our June 24th auction catalogue via Live Auctioneers!