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.


Diamonds Are Forever
$3000
FLEMING, Ian Diamonds Are Forever London: Jonathan Cape, 1956. First Edition, first printing, first state. Hardcover : pp. (8) 11-257 : plain e.p.s : publisher's blind stamped black cloth in repeating diamonds with diamond in gilt foil to centre of top board and lettering in silver foil to the backstrip (Binding A) : first state dust jacket design by Pat Marriot showing price 12s6d. With the first edition points as described by Gilbert including publisher's device under the author's name on the title page, "Boofy" on p.134 [Gilbert A4a (1.1)].
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​PATERSON, A.B. [Banjo]. The Man From Snowy River And Other Verses. Preface by Rolf Boldrewood.
$3950
​Sydney, Angus & Robertson, London, Y.J. Pentland, 1895. First edition, later issue : ppxiv, 184; 8vo, original blue green cloth, gilt lettering and gilt top edges. Light tanning to endpapers and edges, minimal wear to corners & marking to back board. A near fine copy of this iconic work. Identical to the first issue except for `Preface by Rolf Boldrewood' on the title page, and bound in blue green cloth instead of burgundy. See Jonathan Wantrup, Vol.11, pp.981-90. One of the two books which launched George Robertson as the first `real' Australian literary publisher.
Earth Hold
$600
RANKIN, Jennifer J.; OLSEN, John. Earth Hold London: Secker and Warburg, 1978. Deluxe Edition. Hardcover : [4] [8] 56 : signed original etching "Banksia" with tissue guard (reproduced as frontispiece) : chocolate e.p.s : top edged dyed brown : leather covered boards with original banksia print reproduced in gilt to top board : gilt lettering to spine : original cloth covered slipcase. Small spot (2mm) to leading edge of limitation page towards the tail of the page; slight smudge on page the original print is tipped onto. No.82/150. Near fine. Item #4335
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A Tale of Two Cities
$10000
DICKENS, Charles A Tale of Two Cities; With illustrations by H.K. Browne London: Chapman and Hall, 1859. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo : pp. (6) viii (1, list of plates) (1, blank) (1) 2-254 : 16 plates by H.K. Browne (Phiz) including frontis and vignette title : pale green e.p.s : half leather over marbled boards : five raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. Slight rubbing to boards; plates with occasional closed tears to edges, not affecting images; historical expert cleaning to some leaves; contemporary ownership signature. An exceptionally clean copy, handsomely bound.
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Westminster School: Past and Present
$1200
A history of the Westminster School in London, though also a recording of its past customs and a lengthy biographical recording of headmasters and numerous distinguished students, and personal reminiscences. Frederic H. Forshall was a Queen's Scholar at Westminster and won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, but left after a year, moving to Sydney. He was part of the first cohort at The University of Sydney in 1852, and while still a student was appointed the University Librarian.
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