Book of Hours (Use of Rouen)
Northern France (Rouen), c. 1490-1510. In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment; with 4 large miniatures with architectural borders, 10 large arch-topped miniatures, 8 small miniatures, and 24 calendar miniatures by a follower of the Master of the Échevinage of Rouen and the Playfair Hours Master, with borders by Jean Serpin. ii (paper)…
Cosmographia Petri Apiani,
per Gemmam Frisivm apud Lovanienses medicum & mathematicum insignem, iam demum ab omnibus vindicata mendis, ac nonnullis quoque locis aucta. Additis eiusdem argumenti libellis ipsius Gemmae Frisii. [Antwerp] : Vaeneunt Antuerpiae sub scuto Basiliensi, Gregorio Bontio, 1545. Quarto, (220 x 150 mm), later full vellum with manuscript title to spine, collection…
Verve : revue artistique et littéraire, 1937-1960
Paris : Éditions de la revue Verve, 1937-1960. Complete set of French first editions, 38 numbers bound in 26 volumes, folio, as issued, original pictorial boards (some rubbing and bumping to the corners) or stiff wrappers (occasional light creasing and wear to spine ends; no. 4 in slipcase, rubbed and…
Ancient and modern various usages; of Tokio Japan
Tokio : Y. T. R. Morito, 1885. Octavo, Japanese wrappers (a little foxed), stitchbound, in the rare printed paper slipcase, pp. , folded leaves, printed in colour, a very fine copy. Text in Japanese and English. Housed in a custom Japanese box. An utterly charming guide to Japanese customs in…
A VOC ship’s binding from the Chamber of Amsterdam.
d’Erven Stichters Comptoir Almanach, Voor ‘t Jaar 1800. Voorzien van eene aanwyzing der Jaar-, Paarden-, Beesten- en Leermarkten, welke in de Bataafsche Republiek gehouden worden, als mede de Vacantien, het Varen der Trekschuyten en Beurtschepen, het vertrek der Posten en Postwagens. Nevens de maans op- en ondergang. Te Amsterdam : by de erfgen.…
The Aborigines of Victoria : with notes relating to the habits of the natives of other parts of Australia and Tasmania compiled from various sources for the Government of Victoria.
Melbourne : J. Ferres, Govt. Printer ; and London : George Robertson, Trübner and Co., 1878. First edition. Two volumes, large octavo, original blind blocked blue pebbled cloth over boards (a little sunned), upper boards with gilt device, spines with gilt lettering and device; Vol. 1. lxxii, 483 pp,  leaves of…
A new, accurate and compleat terrestrial globe,
accompanying the Geographical Magazine. Originally laid down by Mr. James Ferguson, F. R. S. Improv’d by G. Wright, and made by W. Bardin, Fleet Street, London. Published as the act directs by Harrison & Co., No. 18 Paternoster Row, Augt. 1st, 1783 (cartouche). Published by G. Wright & W. Bardin Jan’y…
Voyage de la Pérouse autour du monde, publié conformément au Décret du 22 Avril 1791, et rédigé par M. L. A. Milet-Mureau.
Paris : de l’Imprimerie de la République, 1797. Four volumes quarto, (315 mm tall) and atlas volume (605 mm tall, 450 mm wide); the five volumes bound in matching contemporary half-crushed morocco, spines lettered and tooled in gilt, marbled boards, a fine period binding; with full wide margins, vol. I…
XIPHILINUS, Joannes (John); DIO CASSIUS
[BINDING] Ek ton Dionos tou Nikaeos Romanikon istorion, apo Pompeiou Magnou mechris Alexandrou tou Mamaias, epitome Ioannou tou Xiphilinou = Dionis Nicaei rerum Romanarum a Pompeio Magno ad Alexandrum Mamaeae, epitome authore Ioanne Xiphilino.Read more
ROBLEY, Horatio Gordon, Major-General (1840-1930)
Moko; or Maori tattooingRead more
ALLEN, William H.
Photographic portrait of a Chinese woman in traditional dress, Melbourne, circa 1868Read more
[PADDEN, T. Vincent?]
Empire Theatre, Easington … A great film : The life story of NED KELLY, the Australian Bushranger, who terrorised Australia for 7 wild years …Read more
Book of Hours (Use of Rouen)Read more
POLO, Marco (1254-1324); SANTAELLA, Rodrigo Fernández de (1444-1509)
Libro del famoso Marco Polo Veneciano de las cosas maravillosas que vido en las partes orientales: conviene saber en las Indias, Armenia, Arabia, Persia, y Tartaria. E del poderio del gran Can y otros reyes. Con otro tratado de micer Pogio Florentino y trata delas mesmas tierras y islas.Read more
APIANUS, Petrus [Peter Bienewitz] (1495-1552); GEMMA FRISIUS, Rainer (1508-1555).
Cosmographia Petri Apiani,Read more
PELSAERT, Francois (c.1595-1630)
Ongeluckige voyagie, van’t schip Batavia, nae de Oost-Indien.Read more
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In this role you will engage with rare books and cultural objects working in our small, passionate team. Our business is always changing, so we are looking for someone adaptable, inquisitive, and enthusiastic. Training will be provided, and we are looking for a fast learner who’s not afraid to tackle any challenge.
This will be a flexible, part-time position, ideal for a tertiary student. If you’re looking for a unique workplace and have an interest in art, antiques, and history we’d love to hear from you.
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In your cover letter be sure to highlight any relevant experience and skills, as well as your interest in the role.Read more
Catalogue | Melbourne 2018
We are pleased to present our catalogue of books, manuscripts, photographs, artworks and realia for the 46th ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair, to be held at Wilson Hall, The University of Melbourne from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2018.
Click here to download the catalogue.
Click here to view the category Melbourne Rare Book Fair 2018 on our website.
(Note that the individual website listings contain additional images and, in many cases, fuller descriptions than the entries in the pdf catalogue).Read more
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