Each year our exhibitors bring rare, beautiful and unusual items for sale. Here are just a few of the exhibitors' highlights you can expect to see at the Fair in 2022!

Hockneys Alphabet.
HOCKNEY’S ALPHABET. The Deluxe first edition, Illustrated with twenty seven full Page Colour plates by Hockney and printed on fine art paper. Lond. Faber & Faber. 1991. Fine in the slip-case and signed by David Hockney and Stephen Spender. Stephen Spender invited several British and American writers to contribute with texts that could accompany Hockney's specially drawn alphabet. The authors included William Boyd, Margaret Drabble, Patrick Leigh Fermor, William Golding, Seamus Heaney, David Hockney, Kazuo Ishiguro et al. Norman Mailer declined but was included anyway.
Sculpture of Rayner Hoff
SCULPTURE OF RAYNER HOFF. With text by the Earl Beauchamp, Howard Ashton, E.C.Temple Smith and W.Bede Dalley. Syd. Sunnybrook Press. 1934. 4to. Or.cl. Dustjacket. 113pp. tipped-in b/w plates. The dj sl.torn else Fine. 1st ed. Rare. Number 19 of 100 numbered copies signed by Rayner Hoff and all the contributors, including Ernest Shea the printer. The frontispiece is an original coloured woodcut "In Vain the Christian", signed by Rayner Hoff. The fourth book from the Sunnybrook Press, the splendid plates printed by the collotype process.
BULLER, Sir Walter Lawry. A History of the Birds of New Zealand
Published for the subscribers by the Author. London: Published for the subscribers by the Author, 1888. Second Edition. Two volumes imperial quarto : pp lxxiv, 250, 6; xv, 359 : 50 plates (48 chromolithographed and hand-finished) by Kuelemans : all edges gilt : original boards with bird designs in gilt to top boards : sympathetically re-backed in green calf with five raised bands : gilt lettering and leaf motifs to spines : INSCRIBED by Buller in volume one, "Captain Fairchild, with best wishes of the Author, W. Buller, May 24, 1891". (Bookseller inventory #2115)
RANDOLPH, Thomas. Poems with the Muses Looking-Glass, and Amyntas: whereunto is added The Jealous Lovers.
Oxford: Printed for F. Bowman by John Crosley, 1668. Fifth Edition with several Additions Corrected and Amended. Small octavo : pp. 4 blank (28) 436, 2 blank : new eps : gilt dentelles with floral motif : polished calf boards with triple gilt ruled border surrounding a floral and foliate border : rebacked with red leather title panel lettered in gilt and the publication year in gilt to tail of spine. Long note in small hand to first blank detailing the purchase of the volume in 1840. (Bookseller inventory #2642)
Notes d'un pilote disparu (1916-1917) "Lieutenant Marc" [VILLARS, Jean Beraud]
Paris : Hachette, 1918. First edition. Small octavo, [x], 224, [4] pp., contemporary gilt lettered quarter green cloth. An attractive copy. Originally published under the nom de guerre ‘Lieutenant Marc’ in 1918, the real author was identified in the 1970's as Jean Beraud Villars. This book was so critical of the French military and aircraft manufacturers (who he alleged supplied inferior aircraft) that Villars could not publish it under his own name. This is the censored and redacted French first edition.
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