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.


The Bouquet of Sydney
$4500
Hamburg : C. Adler, before 1868. Chromolithographed and engraved folding card in the shape of a bouquet of flowers, housed in the original gilt-printed envelope with a lithographed view of Sydney, lettered in gold, the view measuring 520 x 118 mm, the envelope 86 x 142 mm, a fine example. Adler’s Bouquet of Sydney, a highly ephemeral piece, the charming envelope bearing a view of Sydney from the North Shore, housing the fragile and rare diecut souvenir with 26 engraved views of Sydney.
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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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"LLUVIA DE TOROS" (RAINING BULLS)
$3500
FRANCISCO DE GOYA Y LUCIENTE (GOYA) 1815-1824 (published 1877) ETCHING AQUATINT AND DRYPOINT We’ve heard of raining cats and dogs, but bulls'! Goya loved to watch bullfights for their festivity and their tragedy. He drew detailed images of their many variations. In this dream-like image, he removed the bulls from the pressures of the ring. Here they float in the air, seemingly as weightless as butterflies. From the additional series of 4 plates of “Les Disparates” Published for the first time on the revue of “L’Art” in 1877, in Paris by Lienard. In perfect condition.
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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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