Our latest fully-illustrated catalogue is a little shorter than usual, but it compensates for this with the quality of these recent acquisitions.
Pamper the child in you with Ethel Spowers' Cuthbert and the Dogs, E.W. Hornung's The Cricket on the Green (an author's presentation copy, no less), or a flight of scarce Biggles books.
An Adelaide cabinet maker's extensive manuscript specifications book (circa 1920s) is by definition unique, as is our autograph letter from Hans Heysen recalling in detail the creation of a particular painting. The two Western Australian 1930s goldfields maps are both scarce and attractive; and the series of 66 stereophotographs by Craig & Solin of Fremantle (circa 1898) includes numerous mining scenes. Many of these photographs appear to be unrecorded.
Antiquarian items include a bound volume of seventeenth-century tracts, and Savage-Landor's classic account of the Boxer Rebellion, China and the Allies (1901). There is a small selection of books on Turkish and Persian Rugs, and if this is your area of interest, go to our website and you will find there the bulk of our large recent purchase on this subject.
Our military offering includes some of the best material we have ever handled. Superlatives do not do justice to General Sir John Monash's personal copy, signed and dated, of his The Australian Victories in France in 1918 (1920). A poignant letter from ANZAC cove, July 1915, is written on the margins and blank verso of issue 49 of the Peninsula Press, the utterly rare Gallipoli field newspaper. Knox and Brazenor'shistory of the 23rd Battalionwas 'Printed and Published ... on the Battlefield', and most of the three series of rare journals relating to the Imperial Camel Corps were printed in Cairo. The list continues ...
I'm getting carried away! Surely, you have already stopped reading this preamble and are halfway through the catalogue itself. Happy browsing!