We are excited to announce the list of exhibitors attending the 2019 Sydney Rare Book Fair. It represents many of the leading booksellers, map and print dealers in Australia. Each has their own unique collection and many are specialists in a specific field. With such a varied group attending the fair, there will be a fabulous array of material on offer!
Paul Feain, one of the fair’s organisers, is clearly enthusiastic about the occasion “It’s not often you get to have so many wonderful booksellers in the one location. For the collectors in Sydney and those who travel from abroad, it will provide a fantastic opportunity to see material they may never otherwise have been able to cast their eyes upon.”
Amongst other interstate dealers attending the fair is Melbourne bookseller and President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers, Douglas Stewart “A rare book fair in Sydney is always a treat worth waiting for. As Australia’s largest and foundation city, there is a broad range of historical material which surfaces at a Sydney Rare Book Fair and an enthusiastic community of collectors keen to browse and collect the offerings. From early Australiana to political ephemera, vintage posters and first edition novels, bookplates and explorers, material on indigenous cultures and travels to every corner of the world – There is always such a huge range on offer at a Sydney Fair. Visitors quickly find the myth that all rare books are expensive debunked when they walk through the door. Of course there will be some books priced in the thousands of dollars, but some of the most interesting material can be found for under $50. You are guaranteed to fine something that surprises, excites or delights you at the rare book fair, the real challenge is to walk out empty handed!”
In the coming weeks we will be uploading some of the highlights that each of the exhibitors will be bringing to Sydney. No doubt there is going to be something special available for every collector!
Visit the ‘Exhibitors‘ page for all the details.