Highlights

Each year our Exhibitors have wonderful items for sale. This year is no exception.

Our Exhibitors will be adding their highlights here over the next six weeks leading up to the Fair.

Check back soon to see what will be coming to the Fair.


Kaberry, Phyllis M. Aboriginal Woman. Sacred and Profane. Introduction by Professor A.P. Elkin. [A study of the aboriginal woman of Australia]
$1250
London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1939. First Edition. 8vo. original brown cloth gilt (a trifle rubbed, prev. owner's name and ownership stamp to FFE, else internally clean) in dustwrapper (price-clipped, a trifle rubbed, slight edge fraying); pp. xxxii, 294 (last blank), with frontispiece, 7 illustrations & map. A near fine copy in the scarce jacket. Phyllis Mary Kaberry was a social anthropologist who dedicated her work to the study of women in various societies. Particularly with her work in both Australia and Africa, she paved the way for a feminist approach in anthropological studies
James Cook. The Method taken for preserving the Health of the Crew of His Majesty’s Ship the Resolution…1776
$5500
This collective publication of Transactions of the Royal Society for 1776, running to altogether 53 articles on a rich variety of subjects, includes two original works by James Cook, who appeared in print surprisingly little during his illustrious career. The first piece (pp. 402-6) is Cook’s famous account of the measures taken on the Resolution during the second voyage to combat scurvy, in which he discusses the merits of malt, “Sour Krout”, “portable soup” and citrus fruit. Cook’s piece is addressed to the Royal Society’s president, Sir John Pringle, who read it on Cook’s behalf.
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A TRUE COPY OF THE JOURNAL OF THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE FOR THE TRYAL OF K.CHARLES I. By John Nalson.
$750
As it was read in the House of Commons, and attested under the hand of Phelps, Clerk to that Infamous Court. Taken by John Nalson, LLD. Jan 4, 1683. Lond. By H.C. for Thomas Dring. 1684. Sm.folio. Old full leather (rebacked) viii,70,ii,134,ipp. Engraved frontispiece plate, portrait of the King and a view of the interior of the court. Some browning else a Very Good copy. Scarce. Many marginal notes on the persons involved, the endpapers filled with relevant anecdotes and an index, all in contemporary or early 18th century hands. "The only day-to-day account we have of what went on."