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!

[Explanatory Map of the Recent Situation in East Asia]. 最近の東亜形勢図解. [Saikin no Tōa keisei zukai].
$1250
Large colourful folding map of East Asia, 79 x 109cm. Some creasing and closed tears along fold-lines that have been neatly repaired with archival material. A little browning along folds in lower right section of the map. A very striking map in very good condition. Published in 1937 this colourful pictorial map shows the dynamic military situation in East Asia from the Japanese point of view. The map covers Japan, Taiwan, China, and the Soviet Union, and shows existing tensions along the borders where numerous military personnel and machines are placed.
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RAE, John. Photograph Album. Views of Sydney, 1842. From Sketches by John Rae
$2950
RAE, John. Photograph Album. Views of Sydney, 1842. From Sketches by John Rae. 27 original photographs of early Sydney views. Sydney, William Gullick, 1898: Letterpress titlepage, index, 27 original photographs mounted on card. Oblong folio [320x430cm], sumptuously bound in full morocco by the Government binder, gilt lettering and decorations, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles. Some foxing to mounts, not affecting photographs and a little bumping to album corners. Else in very good condition. Album includes photographic reproductions of watercolours painted by the artist in 1842 and 1850. Images
Jüdische Flieger im Kriege ein Blatt der Erinnerung by THEILHABER, Dr. Felix A.
$725
Berlin: Louis Lamm, 1919. Octavo, printed wrappers, 52 pp., four plates. Well preserved in the original publisher's printed wrappers. Scarce early booklet defending the role and valour of German-Jewish aviators in the First World War. Printed in 1919, this is the scarce first edition and was followed by an enlarged second edition of 1924. The author, Felix Aaron Theilhaber (1884-1956), was a physician and gynaecologist based in Berlin and Jena. As a young man he visited Palestine and remained committed to the establishment of a Jewish homeland for the remainder of his life.
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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)
Hockneys Alphabet.
$2200
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.