Catalogues

Online Catalogue #20

Online Catalogue #20

The preparations for our forthcoming two-part auction on April 10 have monopolized our time and energy for most of this new year, at the expense of some of our routine activities. So the current catalogue is as much to let you know we haven't forgotten you as anything else!

The Local (about the pubs of London) contains 15 delightful colour lithographs by Edward Ardizzone. Explorations of a different kind are Cook's final voyage (1784, three volumes, alas no atlas!); Bligh (first French edition of A Voyage to the South Sea, 1792); James Ross in the Antarctic (1847); Lindsay's Elder Expedition journal (1893); a signed certificate from the Byrd Antarctic Expedition, 1928-30; and a complete run of The South Australian Register for 1858, with much original content by Babbage, Gregory, Stuart and Warburton.

Autograph items include letters from Lord Baden-Powell and Alexander Humboldt; cards and an original lithograph signed by Oscar Kokoschka; and books signed by George Fife Angas, Mary Grant Bruce, Russell Drysdale, and Donald Friend.

There's Australia's first fly-fishing book, Joseland's Angling in Australia (1921); the very rare original volumes of Pastoral Pioneers of South Australia (1925 and 1927); and signed vintage photographs of the Flinders Ranges by Frederick Joyner (1920s) ... you get the idea!

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!