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.
Key items include the original program for the London premiere of Fritz Lang's masterpiece Metropolis (1927); Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932); George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949); Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar (1963, published pseudonymously); Cormac McCarthy's first four novels; Loujon Press special editions of works by Charles Bukowski and Henry Miller; Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude (1970); and Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic (1983, the first Discworld novel), along with other rarities too numerous to mention!
Well-represented genres are science fiction and crime, and there are numerous signed copies scattered throughout the sale. The majority of the 255 single-item lots are true first editions with dustwrappers!
Picture Book 5 - We are pleased to announce our Picture Book 5 - An Illustrated Catalogue of Highlights from Stock. Among the delights you will find a fine dustwrappered copy of The Magic Pudding (1918); 19th century photographs of Western District pastoral pioneers; an exquisite William Kilburn daguerreotype; coloured Japanese woodblock prints; works on Antarctic and Australian exploration; and rare cricket items including 19th century signed Australian Testcricketers' portraits.
Online Catalogue #17 - Highlights of our latest catalogue include a stunning copy of Cormac McCarthy's first novel The Orchard Keeper (London, 1966), a superb group of May Moore portrait photographs of 1920s English Test cricketers (signed by both photographer and subjects); rare Aboriginal history titles (Meyer 1846, Taplin 1874 and 1879, Worsnop 1897); much militaria, with numerous unit histories; important early South Australian history and exploration; and excellent selections of antiquarian, big game hunting, and wine-making books.
Online Catalogue #16 - Highlights of our latest catalogue include a unique copy of Arthur Wigan's pioneering work on split personalities, A New View of Insanity. The Duality of Mind (1844), extensively annotated by the author in preparation for a never-published second edition; a group of five revealing personal letters from Christina Stead; important association copies; choice vintage photographs; and excellent selections of books on big game hunting, exploration, and Australiana.
A fine selection of rare and important photographs, letters, ephemera and books relating predominantly to the First World War, but including sections on 19th-century military history, the Boer War and the Second World War.
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).