Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers, established in Adelaide, Australia, in March 1976, deals in fine and rare books, photographs and manuscripts, and offers a very large stock of quality secondhand and out-of-print books online and at two retail outlets in the heart of the city of Adelaide.
Online Catalogue #15 - Highlights of our latest catalogue include an important autograph letter signed by Max Müller, encouraging the documentation of Australian Aboriginal languages (1867); the complete run of South Australian Parliamentary Papers relating to Benjamin Babbage's 1858 Northern Exploration, as well as the report of John McDouall Stuart's first independent expedition of the same year; Benucci's very rare Six Views of Gibraltar (1825); six numbers of the Scottish satirical paper of political caricatures, The Northern Looking Glass (1825-26); and a very large collection of original technical drawings (many from the 1890s-1900s), mainly relating to the Australian mining industry.
Other rarities include signed cricket photographs (among the two dozen signed items in the catalogue); original watercolours by Harry Pelling Gill; a substantial set of works by Horace Walpole in matching Rivière bindings; a 1922 trade catalogue containing 107 original samples of Chinese handmade lace … the list goes on!
Over 10,000 out-of-print and old books priced to clear ... An extraordinary selection: antiquarian books, Australiana, thousands of vintage science fiction and crime novels etc etc etc! Don't miss this one!!!
Online Catalogue #14 - Our latest catalogue includes a range of interesting maps, a traditionally strong collecting field in which we are becoming increasingly active. The most significant examples relate to the expeditions of Ernest Giles, but others – of South Australia (1861), the Anglo-Egyptian War (1882), and British Malaya (1922) – are uncommon, attractive and affordable.
Rare Australian militaria, motor racing, trade catalogues and photographs are well-represented, and choice single items range from George McEwin's utterly rare The South Australian Vigneron, and Gardeners' Manual (1843) to Captain W.E. Johns' Biggles Sorts It Out (1967).
Online Catalogue #13 - In our final catalogue for the year we are pleased to offer a fine miscellany of autographs and photography, as well as books on exploration, art, literature, science and history.
We wish you all the best for Christmas and the New Year.
Sunday 2 November 2014 at 12:30 pm ACDT (GMT +10:30)
This impressive single-owner collection of Australia's military history to the end of the First World War includes many scarce original battalion histories, rare printed ephemera, memorabilia, photographs, maps and artwork. There are 393 lots in all, with numerous items unrecorded or unique. These include Charles Bean's virtually unknown Cairo publication, What to Know in Egypt (March 1915); a lengthy run of the very rare Gallipoli journal Peninsula Press; and Norman Wilkinson's eyewitness watercolour of the Landing at Gallipoli.
The supplementary catalogue of items from other vendors also includes some exceptional lots, including an unrecorded diary of the campaign in Rabaul in 1914-1915, and letters from Harry Chauvel from both the Boer War and the First World War.
Online Catalogue #11 - Our latest online catalogue contains recent acquisitions, all of them interesting, many of them rare, some of them significant.
Exemplifying this as a group of items relating to Katie Langloh Parker, some of them from her own collection. There are variant editions of her two seminal books on Aboriginal mythology, including her own copy, signed and annotated, of Australian Legendary Tales (1896), and her very rare third book, My Best Boy and My Boy-in-Law (1901). There is also her signed copy of Isaac Nathan's excessively rare The Southern Euphrosyne (1849), possibly the first book to attempt a serious study of Aboriginal music. This item is almost upstaged by our copy of T.G.H. Strehlow's Songs of Central Australia (1971), signed by the author ... (read more)
Welcome to the fourth volume in our occasional series of Picture Book catalogues. By design they are light on text (time is short!), and you won't find too many standard works here either. There are many rare or unique items, particularly manuscripts and photographs.
Online Catalogue #10 - Our tenth online catalogue is rich in rare and unusual items. Australian WW1 militaria includes 12th Light Horse ephemera, a run of an AIF convalescent camp journal, and Robinson's very large Before and After the War map (circa 1920). Cricket tragics can have an 1880 portrait photograph of Affie Jarvis, all the autographs of both Ryder's and Woodfull's XI from 1929, or the Australian squad for the 5th Bodyline Test (including Alexander and Lee).
Other manuscript items include a charming personal letter from Sir Allen Lane, an unpublished poem by A.P. Herbert, a Ben Chifley letter ... (read more)