Highlights

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!

A Correct Globe with the Trade Winds [and] A Correct Globe with ye New Constellations of Mr Hevelius 1710.
$65000
[London : H. Moll, over against Devereux Court in the Strand, 1719]. Globe, 12 hand-coloured engraved paper gores, clipped at a latitude of 70 degrees, with two polar calottes, over a papier mâché and plaster sphere, housed in a shagreen over paste-board clamshell case. The globe includes information on Dampier’s voyage of 1679–1691 labelled ​“Cap.t Damp(ier) tract round ye world” as well as updated coastlines based on his discoveries, and records of trade winds based on his treatise on the subject. Very rare, no copy in Australian collections.
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RANDOLPH, Thomas. Poems with the Muses Looking-Glass, and Amyntas: whereunto is added The Jealous Lovers.
$750
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)
Manuscript Idriess One Wet Season
$7500
One Wet Season Manuscript by Ion Idriess. The first 18 chapters of the pencil written manuscript of One Wet Season. Chapter 17 is typed with some hand writing and the other 17 chapters are all written in pencil . The manuscript is written in pencil and is on plain paper with no lines and written on one side of the paper only. The manuscript chapters are numbered 1 to 18. Each chapter is between 50 and 70 pages so it is approximately 1000 pages of manuscript in the hand of Ion Idriess. Each chapter is with either a rusty paper clip or a rusting metal clip.
Muster of the “death ship” Hillsborough...1799
$14500
A remarkable original manuscript record of this famously harrowing voyage at the close of the eighteenth century, the worst and most deadly of all convict transport voyages. The convict transport Hillsborough sailed from Gravesend in December 1798, and arrived in Sydney on 26th July, 1799. Almost one third of the 300 convicts aboard had perished at sea. Some of the victims had been sick even before setting sail, while others who died before departure were replaced to “make up…the deficiency”. A further number died on arrival in Sydney.
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The Newgate Calendar
$395
RAYNER, John L, & G. T. Crook, collated and edited with appendices and a bibliography by. The Complete Newgate Calendar; Being Captain Charles Johnson's General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen, Murderers, Street-Robbers and Account of the Voyages and Plunders of the Most Notorious Pyrates, 1734; Captain Alexander Smith's Compleat History of the Lives and Robberies of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, Foot-Pads, Shop-Lifts and Cheats, 1719; The Tyburn Chronicle, 1768; The Malefactors Register, 1796... 5 vols. Navarre Society 1925, 1926.
1496 Incunabula Aquinas Theologica
$10000
Prima secu(n)de p(ar)tis summe theologie eximij doctoris Tome de Aquino. [Nuremberg, per Anthonium Kroberger, 1496.] Section 2 of the first part of the Summa. Numerous initials in red. First page with gold initial and coloured decorations. Written by St Thomas Aquinas(1265-1274), considerd to be the greatest theologian in the history of the Catholic Church and still read today. Its in very good condition. The binding is old with thin boards which are worn.