Catalogues

Picture Book 7

Picture Book 7

Another year, another Picture Book – long may it continue!

There’s probably no better way to introduce an illustrated work than to start with exquisite examples of some genuine rarities by that master picture-book-maker himself, Samuel Thomas Gill. We have his Diggers & Diggings of Victoria as they were in 1852, and the four parts illustrated by him of Diggers & Diggings of Victoria as they are in 1855.

We could say much more, but why spoil the fun for you?

Read on, and you will find a fascinating range of signed modern literature, manuscripts, photographs, maps and atlases, and, last but not least, even some rare books!

To view these items (and much else) visit us at Stand 16 at the Melbourne Rare Book Fair, at Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne, this coming weekend, 7-9 July 2018. For more details go to www.rarebookfair.com

Picture Book 6

Picture Book 6

Impressive in both their very large format and impeccable provenance are two vintage photographs by Frank Hurley of Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, from the personal collection of Sir Douglas Mawson himself.

Also on offer are Sir John William Downer's copies of the elaborate commemorative rolls from both the 1891 and 1897 Federation Conventions, signed by all the delegates (a Who's Who of Australian political history). Downer was one of only sixteen delegates to attend both conventions.

A fine selection of the acclaimed colour-plate books of George French Angas is available, including South Australia Illustrated (1847), The Kafirs Illustrated (1849), and Description of the Barossa Range (1849).

Other impressive illustrated books include limited editions signed by Edmund Dulac, Thomas Mackenzie, Arthur Rackham, Charles Robinson, and W. Heath Robinson. An eclectic range of manuscripts, photographs and maps rounds out the catalogue.

To view these items (and much else!) visit us at Stand 19 at the Melbourne Rare Book Fair, at Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne, 22-24 July 2016. For more details go to www.rarebookfair.com

Picture Book 5

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 Test cricketers' portraits.

The catalogue's release heralds the Melbourne Rare Book Fair (the 43rd ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair), being held at Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne, 24-26 July. For more details go to www.rarebookfair.com

We hope you enjoy browsing through it as much as we did putting it together. To order or enquire about items, please email us at treloars@treloars.com

Picture Book 4

Picture Book 4

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.

Click here to view the catalogue.

We hope you enjoy browsing through it as much as we did putting it together. To order or enquire about items, please email us at treloars@treloars.com

We plan to bring material from the catalogue to the ANZAAB Rare Book Fair in Melbourne next weekend (Friday 25 – Sunday 27 July). For more details go to www.rarebookfair.com

Picture Book 3

Picture Book 3

We hope you enjoy the latest volume in our occasional series of Picture Book catalogues. They are short on text (purposefully!), and you won't find too many standard works here!

We plan to bring material from the catalogue to the ANZAAB Rare Book Fair in Melbourne this weekend (26-28 July). For more details go to www.rarebookfair.com

Happy browsing!

Auction #11

Auction #11

Rare Books, Manuscripts & Vintage Photographs, including Exploration, Ethnography & Australiana

Sunday 10 December 2017 at 2pm ACDT

Important material from the collection of Thomas Worsnop (1821-1898), Town Clerk of Adelaide from 1869-1898, includes his 1852 emigrant shipboard diaries, and an extraordinary album of 1860s photographs. This is extensively annotated in an engaging anecdotal style, essentially forming an unpublished illustrated vernacular history of the lives (cultural and otherwise) of the battlers, the new chums, and especially the Indigenous people of South Australia in the period before 1870.

Other highlights include Sir John Morphett's set of Matthew Flinders's Voyage to Terra Australis (1814); Ernest Giles's Geographic Travels in Central Australia (1875), signed and extensively annotated by Giles himself; William Willshire’s Aborigines of Central Australia (Port Augusta, 1888); T.G.H. Strehlow’s magnum opus, Songs of Central Australia (1971); Wilkie Collins’s The Legacy of Cain (1888, the dedicatee's copy signed by the author); and the programme and script to Kerwin Maegraith's testimonial musical for the benefit of former fast bowler Ernie Jones, It Ain't Cricket (1933), in which Don Bradman, making his stage debut, hit into the audience a few tennis balls he and Jones had signed; one of these fabulous rarities is included in the lot!