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!
BRONTE, Emily Jane. The Complete Poems of Emily Jane Bronte
Edited by Clement Shorter / Arranged and collated, with Bibliography and Notes by C.W. Hatfield. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1923. First Complete Edition. Octavo : pp. xxiv, 196 : illustrated with four plates : hand-bound in half dark blue oasis morocco over cloth boards : lettered in gilt to spine : five raised bands : sen headbands : top edge gilt : all other edges trimmed. Fine. (Bookseller inventory #2807)
THE WOOD ENGRAVINGS OF ROBERT GIBBINGS
THE WOOD ENGRAVINGS OF ROBERT GIBBINGS. With some Recollections by the Artist. Edited by Patience Empson. Lond. J.M.Dent & Sons. 1959. 4to. Or.cl. Clear dj. Xliv,355pp. Colour frontispiece & profusely illustrated with over 1,000 engravings. A pristine copy. Prospectus loosely inserted.
Story of "Southern Cross" Trans-Pacific Flight 1928 KINGSFORD-SMITH, C.E. [Charles Edward] and ULM, C.T.P. [Charles Thomas Philippe]
Sydney: Penlington & Somerville, 1928. Small octavo, original blue decorated cloth, 228 pp, with 34 double-sided photo plates. Some spotting, otherwise a well-preserved copy in dust-jacket. First edition. That memorable feat of flying across the Pacific Ocean from California to Australia is vividly recorded in "Story of Southern Cross Trans-pacific Flight", which is illustrated with more than seventy photographs.View More
[Dreamy Story of Australia and other essays by Professor Shigetaka Shiga]. 濠洲夢物語. 志賀重昂先生. [Gōshū yume monogatari. Shiga Shigetaka sensei.]
Folding chart, 41pp, paperback, 21 x 15cm, text browned throughout, tide mark on chipped and browned wrappers, spine worn with loss of paper covering. Still a sound copy. This small book contains six pieces on Australia by Shiga Shigetaka (1863 - 1927), a Japanese geographer and thinker who travelled widely in the late 19th century. He visited Australia in 1886 during his trip around the Pacific and published a book, Nanyo Jiji (Current Situation in the Pacific) in 1887.View More
Indiarum Orientalium Occidentalium que Descripto Pet. Maefei Historiae Harum Verissimae Dedicata.
C1589 Mapmaker - Giovanni Pietro Maffei (1533 - 1603) First edition (1589) of this very rare Italian world map by Giovanni Pietro Maffei (1533–1603) showing Terra Incognito and the tip of northern Australia named, Beach. Copper engraving, 490mm x 260mm, Condition-Narrow right margin expertly extended as often found, otherwise in very good condition.
Birds of Australia Set ** John Gould ** Facsimile Edition
GOULD, John. THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA. FACSIMILE EDITION. 8 VOLUMES. Melb. Lansdowne. 1972-1975. All elephant folio. Full calf gilt-decorated bindings. Various pag. Contains reproductions of 681 of Gould’s famous bird illustrations from the original 1848-1869 London edition. A very good set. Scarce
Linnean Society of New South Wales. The Macleay Memorial Volume.
C1893 Author:Joseph James Fletcher (1850? - 1926) Rare volume published by the Linnean Society containing a comprehensive illustrated collection of zoological articles, as a memorial to William Macleay (1820-1891). Quarto, 308 pp, with original woodburytype photograph frontispiece of William Macleay, with offsetting onto title page as usual, 41pl. (pl 28 seems not to have been included in "most" copies, partly uncut and unopened in the original green wrappers. Fletcher had become the Society's librarian in 1883. Soft Cover, 322mm x 260mm, Condition-Good.
The Newgate Calendar 1824 - 1828
KNAPP, Andrew, & William Baldwin, editors. The Newgate Calendar; Comprising Interesting Memoirs of the Most Notorious Characters who have been Convicted of Outrages on the Laws of England since the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century, with Occasional Anecdotes and Observations, Speeches, Confessions, and Last Exclamations of Sufferers. In 4 volumes. London, J. Robins & Co, 1824, 1825, 1828: printed in double columns, woodcuts throughout.
Practical Observations on Insanity
The third and final revised edition of the major work by English physician Joseph Mason Cox (1763-1818). In this work he introduces his swinging technique, based on a design by Erasmus Darwin, of spinning a patient’s body round a vertical axis in a specially designed chair which would produce nausea, vomiting, and convulsions, but would ultimately lead to a restful slumber, which he believed to be a positive outcome for the maniacal. This copy warmly inscribed by Cox.View More
Ornamente der Hausindustrie Ungarn's
PULSKY, Carl, & Friedrach Fischbach. Ornamente der Hausindustrie Ungarn's. Budapest, 1878: pp8, 34 [descriptive text in parallel German, Hungarian and French. 39 (of 40) plates on thick paper (all but 3 are chromolitho), some with silver or gold. Folio [280x390mm], loose as issued in cloth-backed portfolio (spine chipped, lacking the ties). The beautiful plates illustrate traditional and folk textile and embroidery designs from Hungary and Romania.
THE ENGRAVINGS OF ERIC GILL
THE ENGRAVINGS OF ERIC GILL Wellingborough: Christopher Skelton, 1983. Folio. Original black cloth with cream cloth spine, blind stamped design of three nude female figures on upper cover. Spine lettered in gilt. Xxiv,545pp Profusely illustrated throughout with Gill's engravings, a few in colour, some folding. A pristine copy in the original slipcase. Limited to 1350 copies.
Facsimile Editions of Early English Childrens Books
Facsimile Editions of Early English Children's Books from The Osborne Collection, Toronto Public Library. ( 35 Volumes in 28 slipcases with the Descriptive Companion volume edited by Margaret Crawford Maloney also in a slipcase). Tokyo/London; Holp Shuppan, Publishers. The Bodley Head; 1982- 83. Facsimile Editions; various sizes; each volume in fine condition together with its printed slipcase, complete set still in original printed box of issue. .