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 24584  MICHALOWSKI, Kazimierz:
Abrams, New York, 1969.

4to. large thick volume. pp.600, many colour & black & white illustrations,plates,maps & plans. A fine hardcover copy in fine dust wrapper
Large heavy book may require extra postage

$200.00 AUD

The Art of Ancient Egypt by Kazimierz Michalowski

22369 DICKENS, Charles.:
Bradbury & Evans, London, 1848.

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. .Illustrated by Hablot Knight endpapers. pp.i.errata,frontispiece, vignette title page with the original hook illustration.,blank, title page,blank.preface,blank,contents,list of plates,xvi + 624.Has the 2 line errata, half title,and the “dark plate” on p.547.Last line p.324. Capatin and lines 5 & 6 from bottom on p 284 have delight not joy. All this points to the true First edition First issue.Half dark green calf ,expertly underbacked.raised bands lattice tooling in compartments.marbelled boards.previous owners stamp on bottom foredge.some foxing to plates.
A Very Good copy of this classic and desirable Dickens novel

$800.00 AUD

Dombey & Son by Charles Dickens First Edition



17773 FRASER, A.Duncan
Hay, John Knox’s House, Edinburgh,n.d.[1907]Crown 8vo.pp.xii + 432 + 34p.plates mainly of pipes and players. Dark blue,half calf raised bands, leather title labels.marbled boards.  a couple of small marks and a small area of staining to upper right corner of last 15 pages not affecting text. Plates are all clean and fresh.One of the best books on bagpipes.$599.00 AUD

Some Reminiscences and The Bagpipe by A.Duncan Fraser

25158 ATTENBOROUGH, David:
Guild Publishing Company,London, 1984

4to pp.330 Profusely illustrated in colour. This copy fully bound in full green morroco by Zaehnsdorf London, marbled endpapers.

A unique copy.Fine

$400.00 AUD

The Living Planet by David Attenborough


24784 REES-MOGG,William ;
Pickering & Chatto, London, 2007

Three volumes 8vo.Yellow cloth, black labels. pp.xix + 341,, index. Very Good Set
ISBN 1851967575

Gold has remained a central currency from 600 BC through to the 20th century.These volumes follow its history with collected essays on the depreciation of paper money to the theory of money and credit . Essays by Locke,Malthus,Robard,Rueff Stuart Mill and David Hume amongst others.are cited and included.


$150.00 AUD

The Case For Gold by William Rees Mogg

Horseracing and a very famous pair of trainers correspond




The Derrydale Press, New York,1935

8vo.pp.xii+ 237.profusely illustrated.original green cloth gilt,map endpapers One of 950 copies. This is a unique copy with two of Harry Worcester Smiths bookplates one dedicated to Ken Austin and signed by HWS. and dated 1935.The second variant bookplate is free of marks.

One of 950 copies.This is a unique copy with two of Harry Worcester Smiths bookplates one dedicated to ken Austin and signed by HWS. and dated 1935.The second variant bookplate is free of marks. This copy has loosely inserted several letters of correspondence between HWS and Ken Austin and a prospectus for A Sporting Family of The Old South.pp.12.with a small tear. The correspondence varies from discussion about the HWS bookplates,to HWS inventions to KA breaking a record .HWS wrote to an American journal to report the Ken Austin New Zealand record run. Some are signed.There is a post envelope from HWS and a couple of the sheets are typewritten duplicates to let Ken Austin have a copy.

$1500.00 AUD

Life and Sport in Aiken and Those Who Made It by Harry Worcester Smith


24993 AUSTEN, Jane;
Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility,Northanger Abbey.mansfield Park and Susan& the Watsons.
W.Heffer & Sons,Cambridge,[1920]

The Alelphi Ediition, in Seven Volumes. Bound in recent half tan calf,marbled boards. This is internally fine and the binding is fresh and most attractive.

$2200.00 AUD

The Works of Jane Austen

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22832. ANDERSEN ,Hans Christian :FAIRY TALES.

Illustrated by Kay Nielsen.

Hodder & Stoughton , London, n.d.[1924]

4to. Green moire silk and pictorial gilt binding. pp. 197. 12 tipped in colour plates plus many black and white illustrations ,some full page. some pale scattered foxing ,Binding particularly bright but has a slightly sunned spine nudged at head and tail of spine.

$1200.00 AUD

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Fairy Tales by Hans Andersen Illustrated by Kay Nielsen

24897 ANDERSEN, Hans Christian:
Illustrated by William Heath Robinson.
Hodder & Stoughton, London,Circa 1915.

4to. pp.310, with 16 tipped in colour plates plus many black and white illustrations.a few finger marks and some pale mild foxing Bound in dark green calf,raised bands and dark red title labels,marbled boards
This includes many of Hans Andersen’s famous tales The Little Mermaid,The Emperors New Clothes, Ugly Duckling and so on. it was designed as a Christmas book for children and is completely charming.

$500.00 AUD

Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales

24667 BARRIE, Douglas M,:
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1956,

First Edition.4to.pp.xiv+503, bibliography,index,8p.colour plates,64 b/w plates. Very Good grey cloth. From the Inglewood Stud Library of Ken Austin.

$220.00 AUD

The Australian Bloodhorse by Douglas Barrie

24916 RAWLS,Walton [Editor]:
Abbeville Press, New York, 1982.

Large oblong 4to.pp.319.Profusely illustrated in colour and black& white.Original red cloth boards with embossed Mickey Mouse on upper board. A fine hardcover copy in a fine dust wrapper.

A really beautiful large and expansive book full of colour illustration,plates and processes

$85.00 AUD

Treasures of Disney Animation Art Edited by Walton Rawls


24893 STOWE, Harriet Beecher:
Uncle Tom’s Cabin Or Life Among the Lowly.A Tale of Slave Life in America.
Nathaniel Cooke, London, 1853.

Royal 8vo.pp.xii + 392. ,102 black & white illustrations. Early Illustrated Edition. Full dark red morocco, raised bands with title labels A few spots of foxing on the prelims otherwise very clean internally

“Of all the English editions of Uncle Tom’s Cabin published between 1852 and 1878, Cooke’s was by far the most lavishly illustrated, containing about three times as many engravings as most other English editions. “,The Publishing History of Uncle Tom’s Cabin .1852-2002. . C. Parfait, Ashgate Publishing, 2007

$550.00 AUD


Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

22950 BOCCACCIO , Giovanni ;
Illustrated by Ann Grifalconi Translated bt G.H.McWilliam.
Franklin,Pennsylvania , 1977

Full leather decorated in gilt . Limited Edition. 8vo. pp.x + 644. aeg., shot silk endpapers. Near Fine hardcover with sewn in ribbon marker
The classic work in a very attractive volume.

$55.00 AUD

Stories From The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio



24459 BRONTE, Charlotte, Emily & Anne:
THE COMPLETE NOVELS. Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Wuthering Heights, The Professor, Agnes Grey. Seven Volumes
Folio Society, London, 2004.

Ninth Printing. 7 volumes Dark blue cloth spines decorated paper boards. A small tape repair to the slipcase else A fine set in Near fine slipcase.

$250.00 AUD

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The Bronte Sisters The Complete Novels. 7 volumes



24903 BUCHAN, John:
William Blackwood & Sons, London, 1915.

First Edition.8vo.pp 253 plus 2 p.advertisements for Blackwoods Shilling Edition.rebound in full blue calf with raised bands and title labels.A little tanning to the fore edges as usual otherwise Very good copy.


Blind stamped “With the Publishers Compliments” on title page
One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most iconic films.was based on this book, with at least two other subsequent versions on film and later a stage show. The 39 Steps introduced Buchan’s hero Richard Hannay. Espionage ,the aftermath of the first world war leading into the WWII, ruthless men, dastardly deeds and a manhunt. Still a wonderful read.

$900.00 AUD

The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan

23920 CAWTHORNE , W.A. ;
Illustrated by Rodney McRae .
Margaret Hamilton , Sydney, 1988 . 4to.pp.32 . Profusely illustrated. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine dust wrapper, in a black slipcase with a vignette on its upper board.
ISBN 0947241000

Limited to 200 numbered copies signed by illustrator and publisher.

$150.00 AUD

Who Killed Cockatoo ? by W.A. Cawthorne .





24729 DE LA MARE,Walter.
DOWN-ADOWN-DERRY A Book of Fairy Poems.
Illustrated by Dorothy P.Lathrop
Constable, London,1922.

First Edition. 8vo.pp.viii+ 193. 3 colour plates and many black and white plates and illustrations of fairies and fairy folk. Rebound in half leather with raised bands and leather title labels.marbled boards.

$350.00 AUD

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Down-Adown-Derry A book of fairy poems by Walter de la Mare




24907 FLAUBERT, Gustave;
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF GUSTAVE FLAUBERT ; Romances,Travels,Comedies,Sketches and Correspondence.
With a Critical Introduction by Ferdinand Brunetiere and a Biographical preface by R,Arnot.
Privately Printed, London,1926. Ten Volumes,8vo.Original dark Blue cloth with gilt design on upper boardsand spine. Each volume illustrated with captioned tissue guards.tegSome foxing to the fore edges,s few minor marks to spine else a very good set
Edition De Luxe Limited to 500 sets

$400.00 AUD

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The Complete Works of Flaubert in 10 volumes


LYSISTRATA. Done into English by Jack Lindsay With Illustrations and Decorations By Norman Lindsay.
Fanfrolico Press, London, 1926.

Folio.Typography and binding arranged by John Kirtley Printed at The Chiswick Press,London.under the supervision of F.J.Newbery.with nine vignettes and four full page plates of drawings by Norman Lindsay.White laid Batchelor hand made paper,especially watermarked with a design by Norman Lindsay.The plates are on a different Batchelor paper.Half dark blue morocco with blue papered boards,title,illustration and border in gold on front board,titles in gold on spine The vignettes in this edition are 30-35 per cent larger than the Sydney edition.and it has one extra vignette.Very Good hardcover internally very clean and fresh.

Limited to 425 copies for England, 300 for overseas with a variant colophon. Signed Overseas and signed in full by Jack Lindsay This No 233.

John Arnold 7

$700.00 AUD

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Lysistrata By Aristophanes Illustrated by Norman Lindsay Fanfrolico Press

24463 McPHEE , John :
JOSEPH LYCETT ,Convict Artist.
Historic House Trust of N.S.W.,2006.

Large square 4to.pp.285. Profusely illustrated in colour & black and white .Previous owners name on half title else a Fine Copy in hardcover in Fine dust wrapper.
Lycett painted some of the earliest and most important works of the colonies of Tasmania and NSW between 1815 and 1822,This volume illustrates his life and works

$230.00 AUD 

Joseph Lycett Convict Artist by John McPhee.




17145 VASARI, Giorgio
The Folio Society, London, 1993

A Selection Translated by George Bell. Three Volumes 8vo. pp.310 + 278 + 256. Many colour illustrations. Original cloth blocked in gold.Very Good in Very Good original slip case.

$95.00 AUD

Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari

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