Presenting 80 Great Works
Browse an exceptional selection of new acquisitions with the arrival of our latest catalog of fine rare books and historic documents: Presenting 80 Great Works. Highlights of the catalog include a rare first edition of Herodotus’ Historaie in Greek, an exceptionally rare printing of Thomas Paine’s The American Crisis, a first edition set of Charles Lucian Bonaparte’s American Ornithology, a rare first limited large paper edition of Shackleton’s The Heart of the Antarctic, a scarce first edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales, a first edition of Hemingway’s masterpiece The Sun Also Rises in the scarce original dust jacket, and a first edition set of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.[...] Read more
Mawson | Delprat Exhibition
Exhibition 16–27 September 2019
196 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
It is our great pleasure to offer here a selection of items, some rare and important, others unusual or curious, but at all times interesting, and with the guaranteed provenance of Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson and his father-in-law, Guillaume Daniel Delprat, General Manager of BHP.
Highlights include a seventeenth-century Dutch armoire; rare Antarctic photographs by Frank Hurley, T.W. Edgeworth David and Andrew Watson (among the first images of that part of the continent); artefacts taken on Mawson's Antarctic expeditions; and a singular oil painting by Charles Harrisson, artist and biologist on Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911–1914, presented to Paquita and Douglas on their wedding day in March 1914.