Catalogues

Online Catalogue #37

Online Catalogue #37

As well as preparing for our two currently-running online auctions (see below) we have also been hard at work on our latest retail list.

One singular and significant item is an impressive sketchbook of original drawings and verse compiled collaboratively by two Australian officers on the Western Front during the First World War.

The balance of the catalogue is our traditional rich miscellany, including travel and exploration, literature, fine bindings, autograph material, photographs, trade catalogues, Indigenous Australiana, and more.

Online Auction #6 - Gastronomy

Online Auction #6 - Gastronomy

A private collection of antiquarian books on cookery and household management: 95 single-item lots of mainly 18th and 19th century editions. Highlights include the first edition of Robert Smith’s Court Cookery (1723), a signed copy of Elizabeth Raffald’s The Experienced English Housekeeper (1773, third edition), Markham's A Way to get Wealth (1683), Mary Cole’s The Lady's Complete Guide (1791, third edition), and Williamson’s The Colonial Baker (a rare 1900 regional imprint from Yass in NSW, with an unrecorded supplement).

This is a timed online-only auction, and bidding is now open. Lots will progressively close from 3pm ACDT on 31 March 2019.

  • If a lot receives a bid within the last 10 minutes, it will remain open for an additional 10 minutes.
  • If any further bidding occurs, the extension timer will reset to 10 minutes.
  • If no further bidding activity occurs, the lot closes when the timer runs out.

As many of you may be new to this style of auction, please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND BID

Buyer's premium 20%
Online Auction fee 3%
Click here to view the Conditions of Sale

Online Auction #5 - Military History

Online Auction #5 - Military History

From three private collections: 200 lots, comprising numerous unit and aviation histories, rare ephemera and photographs, with numerous signed items (including Sir John Monash, Sir Nevill Smyth VC, Keith Payne VC and aviation prints). Highlights include a complete set of six Guerrilla Handbooks by Ion Idriess, rare troopship newspapers, and original artwork by Bruce Bairnsfather and Norman Wilkinson.

This is a timed online-only auction, and bidding is now open. Lots will progressively close from 12pm ACDT on 31 March 2019.

  • If a lot receives a bid within the last 10 minutes, it will remain open for an additional 10 minutes.
  • If any further bidding occurs, the extension timer will reset to 10 minutes.
  • If no further bidding activity occurs, the lot closes when the timer runs out.

As many of you may be new to this style of auction, please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND BID

Buyer's premium 20%
Online Auction fee 3%
Click here to view the Conditions of Sale

Online Auction #4

Online Auction #4

Welcome to our first auction of the year. The 270 lots are drawn exclusively from two private collections, comprising in the main signed modern first editions, literature, children's books, Australiana (especially anthropology, aviation and militaria), and ephemera.

All items are available for viewing at our North Terrace premises. However, for the majority of you who are not Adelaideans and for whom personal inspection is not an option, all items are accurately described and photographed, and are covered by our conditional guarantee.

This is a timed online-only auction, and bidding is now open. Lots will progressively close from 2pm ACDT on Sunday 3 February 2019.

  • If a lot receives a bid within the last 10 minutes, it will remain open for an additional 10 minutes.
  • If any further bidding occurs, the extension timer will reset to 10 minutes.
  • If no further bidding activity occurs, the lot closes when the timer runs out.

As many of you may be new to this style of auction, please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND BID

Buyer's premium 20%
Online Auction fee 3%
Click here to view the Conditions of Sale

Online Catalogue #36

Online Catalogue #36

New Year’s greetings, and welcome to our first retail catalogue for 2019. It is an interesting miscellany representative of just some of our many interests – in this case these include art, autographs, literature, photographs, travel and exploration. Recent acquisitions include rare Lawrence of Arabia ephemera, Somerset de Chair’s The First Crusade (Golden Cockerel Press, one of 100 copies), and Idriess’s The Cattle King (1936, a fine first edition with the dustwrapper).

Photographs include the first one taken of Robert O’Hara Burke’s burial tree, a framed pair of images of the Smith brothers’ Vickers Vimy in Adelaide in March 1920, a very unusual group portrait of Oswald Mosley and his first wife’s family, and fine portraits of Don Bradman and George Fife Angas.

Christmas Short List 2018

Christmas Short List 2018

A short list of fine and gift-worthy Australian art books (many with original graphics), attractive Federation ephemera, and more!

Best wishes for the Christmas season from all of us at Treloars!

Online Catalogue #35

Online Catalogue #35

Just in time for the Christmas season, we are pleased to announce our latest online catalogue.

Highlights include a superb Japanese plant nursery catalogue containing 143 hand-coloured plates (1892), and a rare 1543 edition of the Luther Bible, with over 100 woodcut illustrations.

Strong sections include militaria, cartography, Australian exploration, photographically-illustrated books, trade catalogues, South Australiana, and more!

Happy browsing!

Online Auction #3

Online Auction #3

Welcome to the first sale on our new auction site. We envisage it will be the first of many. Indeed, work is well under way on three separate specialist auctions Military History, Gastronomy, and History of Medicine scheduled for the first few months of the new year. All three are based around single-vendor collections.

The present auction is a mixed-vendor sale, and with many of the 455 lots we have instructions to put very few impediments between you and temptation!

These few highlights should aid the process ...

  • A small archive of seventeen vintage photographs and accompanying correspondence by the contemporary Austrian photographer Renate Graf.
  • Dr Saleh Soubhy’s Pèlerinage à la Mecque et à Médine (Cairo, 1894) is an excellent copy in the original wrappers. This is a very rare account of pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina in 1888 and 1891.
  • Fred Lynde’s Descriptive Illustrated Catalogue of the Sixty-Eight Competitive Designs for the Great Tower for London (London, 1890). All that remains of these competitors to the Eiffel Tower is this rare and delightful picture book.
  • Interesting antiquarian items include Cavendish's New Method to dress Horses (1667), and Charts and Plates to La Pérouse's Voyage (London, 1798).
  • P.G. Wodehouse's Mike. A Public School Story; although the fourth impression of 1919, is complete with the utterly rare dustwrapper.
  • Aleister Crowley’s The Diary of a Drug Fiend (1922) is the first edition of his first published novel.
  • Lynd Ward’s early graphic novel Vertigo. A Novel in Woodcuts (New York, 1937).
  • A Japanese shunga handscroll with 16 hand-painted erotic scenes.

Broad subjects include Australiana, exploration and travel, literature, antiquarian books, natural history, and erotica.

Bidding now open!
 

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The online auction commences at 1pm (ACDT) 4 November 2018


On view at our premises
196 North Terrace, Adelaide
Monday 29 October to Saturday 3 November
 10 am to 5:30 pm daily

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If you need any assistance, please contact us at treloars@treloars.com or on +61 8 8223 1111