Online Auction #6 - GastronomyPublished on 20 March 2019
A private collection of antiquarian books on cookery and household management: 95 single-item lots of mainly 18th and 19th century editions. Highlights include the first edition of Robert Smith's 'Court Cookery' (1723), a signed copy of Elizabeth Raffald's 'The Experienced English Housekeeper' (1773, third edition), Markham's 'A Way to get Wealth' (1683), Mary Cole's 'The Lady's Complete Guide' (1791, third edition), and Williamson's 'The Colonial Baker' (a rare 1900 regional imprint from Yass in NSW, with an unrecorded supplement).
Lots will close progressively from 3pm ACDT on 31 March 2019.
Auction. Voyages and exploration, rare medical books, art, photographs, literature, maps, prints and AustralianaPublished on 28 March 2017
5 and 6 April 2017 at 6:30 pm AEST
St George's Anglican Church Hall
296 Glenferrie Road, Malvern, Victoria
Wednesday 5 April 2017
The John Belson White Collection of Australian and Pacific voyages, First Fleet journals and Australiana.
Thursday 6 April 2017
Rare Victoriana, important early medical books, art and literature, photographs, manuscripts, and a broad miscellany.
Fully illustrated catalogue at http://invaluable.com/treloars
Highlights of the first evening include:
- Peron and Freycinet’s Voyage de Decouvertes aux Terres Australes [Historique] (1807-16, complete with the two-part atlas augmented with the 25 plates normally found only in the second edition atlas of 1824)
- Cook’s three voyages, offered separately (the third voyage, 1784, complete with the large folio atlas)
- Parkinson (1773) and Forster (1777)
- First Fleet journals by White (a hand-coloured copy), Hunter and Phillip
- works by Dampier, Brosses, Bligh, La Perouse, Labillardiere, Dillon and Wilkes
- atlases by La Pérouse (Charts and Plates to La Pérouse's Voyage, London, 1798); Vandermaelan (Atlas Universel … Sixième Partie – Océanique, 1827); and Dumont d’Urville (the rare and magnificent atlas to accompany the hydrographic section of the official account of Dumont-d'Urville's second voyage, 1847)
- rare Australian maps of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Highlights of the second evening include:
- albums of photographs and 16 original glass-plate negatives from the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition, 1891-2, the first Australian expedition on which the camera was successfully used. The albums are of the utmost rarity; the unique negatives are the only ones known to exist from the expedition
- pioneering early books on anatomy by Andreas Vesalius (1555, 1568, 1725 and 1934/5]
- works by Thomas Browne (1642, 1645 and 1658)
- Osleriana (including rare books, signed copies, letters and photographs)
- signed copies of works by J.M. Coetzee (including unique copies of his Booker Prize-winning novels)
- Shackleton’s Heart of the Antarctic (1909, first edition, the deluxe large-paper issue with the fully-signed supplementary volume in its first uncorrected state)
- Shackleton’s South (1919, first edition, first impression, with the contemporary ownership details of Richard Walter Richards, one of the Ross Sea Shore Party)
Auction of Rare and Interesting Manuscripts, Books, Photographs and ArtPublished on 30 Nov. 2011
Auction of Rare and Interesting Manuscripts, Photographs, Books & Artwork
Medina Grand Adelaide Treasury Hotel, Sunday 11 December at 1.30pm
Highlights include autograph letters from numerous polar explorers – Back, Parry, Sir John and Sir James Ross, Crozier, Hooker, Franklin, Markham, Nordenskjöld, Armitage, Borchgrevink, Gregory and Shackleton; as well as Francis Hare (re the destruction of the Kelly gang), JM Barrie, Helen Keller, JRR Tolkien and Evelyn Waugh.
Photographs include vintage Frank Hurley Antarctic albums from the personal collection of Sir Douglas Mawson, Australian daguerreotypes, the highly important albums from the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition 1891-92, and unpublished Spencer and Gillen photographs.
Books include a fine first edition of AA Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) in the publisher's deluxe leather binding, atlases by Carroll (1876) and Goyder (1877-78), Powell's Narrative of a Journey to Swan River (1831, the first book on the new settlement in Western Australia), Byrne's The First Six Books by Euclid (1847, 'one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the whole century'), Walsh's Bradshaw Art of the Kimberley (2000, a modern classic), original colonial artwork by Benjamin Solly and Richard Hayley Lever, a portfolio by Leonard French (The Journey, 1970, ten original screenprints, only 25 sets), and John Brack Nudes. Fifteen Original Lithographs (1982, about 50 copies).
Oriental ArtPublished on 29 Aug. 2011
Over 150 books and auction catalogs devoted to oriental art including painting, sculpture, fashion, prints, tapestries, etc. All items are illustrated in the catalog, and prices range from $20 to four figures.[...] Read more
Latin American and Iberian BibliographyPublished on 28 July 2010
Latin American and Iberian Bibliography: Including Spain, Portugal, and their former colonies. The catalogue contains 302 bibliographies, books on books, broadsides, and other items ranging from the 18th to 20th centuries including scarce auction catalogues, signed editions, uncommon Judaica, works on Camoes, horsemanship, early periodicals, South American languages, imprints, manuscripts, and more.[...] Read more