New Acquisitions

Our April list offers 200 rare books, art books, photographs, and original artworks.

Some highlights include a magnificent Norman Lindsay self portrait etching from 1930; a rare engraved view of Sydney from 1814; former South Australian Governor George Gawler’s very rare treatise from 1847 on the fair treatment of the Jews; and an obscure auction catalogue of old wines, including 6 bottles which circumnavigated the globe with Joseph Banks on the Endeavour. These are accompanied by scarce books on China, rare books and photographs relating to Australia and the Pacific, and a wide range of art books, including many signed copies.

The subject of the coronavirus dominates all of the news, and we extend our sympathies to those most severely affected by it. We will continue to trade with a minimum of disruption, so we can offer rare, curious and engaging books and ephemera to collectors and libraries through the coming months. Although our shop door is closed at this time, we are hard at work behind the scenes and are happy to process orders placed on our website. Alternatively, you can always give us a call!

If you are spending time at home and would prefer us to hold your purchases here in the interim, that is not a problem. We can ship your parcel whenever it suits you; or, if you are local, you can arrange collection from our shop when we reopen. We understand that some institutions may be closed for a while, so to those libraries, galleries or museums we can offer deferred payment terms on orders, as required. As always, lay-by is available on all purchases; our standard terms are 20% deposit and three months for payment.

We hope you enjoy the list and find something here to brighten your day.