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Cat 392, Item 17

CONAN DOYLE, Arthur. THE GREAT BOER WAR. Complete Edition. N.Y. McClure Phillips & Company. 1902. (Revised & enlarged edition) x,446pp. uncut. 5 folding maps in a pocket at the rear of the volume (four of the maps are on one sheet). A very good copy. With an inscription by Conan Doyle on his letterhead, "With all thanks for kind attention. Arthur Conan Doyle. Feb 181903" tipped to the ffe.     

Cat 392, Item 29

NESBIT, E. OSWALD BASTABLE AND OTHERS.  Lond. Wells Gardner, Darton & Co. 1905. Or.gilt pictorial burgundy cloth. 369,9pp. Title page vignette and 22 b/w plates. by Charles R.Brock and H.R.Millar. Upper corner sl.bumped, Sl.foxing to foredge and spine a little faded else a very good copy of the scarce first state of the 1st ed. with the page number for page 96 reading"69".

Cat 392, Item 28

MITFORD, Mary Russell. OUR VILLAGE. With an Introduction by Anne Thackeray Ritchie. One hundred illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Lond. Macmillan & Co. 1893. (2nd imp) Or.elaborately decorated cloth, the front board decorated with flowers and leaves, the spine also gilt decorated. 256pp. a.e.g. Numerous b/w ills. Extremities sl.foxed else a lovely copy.

Cat 392, Item 8

KING, Jonathan. GALLIPOLI DIARIES. The Anzacs' Own Story Day by Day. Lond. Kangaroo Press. 2003. Folio. Or.bds. Dustjacket. 306pp. Very good copy. 1st ed. Inscribed by the author. Told in the words of the ordinary soldier day by day, starting from the Landing on 25th April 1915, right up to the last day on 20th December 1915.     

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Latest Catalogue 392

(July 2024)

Books of the Month, Australiana, the Pacific, Aviation, Art, Militaria, Folio Society, History, literature, travel, bindings, &c. &c.

Cat 392, Item 35 Cat 392, Item 25 Cat 392, Item 24 Cat 392, Item 189


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Less than a 15-minute drive from the bustling city centre of Sydney is the oasis of serenity and calm that is The Antique Bookshop and Curios, located on Pacific Highway in Crow’s Nest, from where long time proprietor Peter has been selling antique and collectible books to libraries, dealers and interested individuals for nearly half a decade.

As a bone fide dealer in antiquarian books, Peter is a member of both the Australia and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers (ANZAAB) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the latter being made up of 22 national booksellers associations that was founded in 1947. Consequently, you can be assured of the provenance and integrity of any vintage books that you may peruse amongst Peter’s significant curation. Members of these organisations are committed to the highest of standards and as well as guaranteeing the authenticity of all items, will provide accurate and honest descriptions, highlighting any defects or repairs, operate a transparent pricing policy and above all, always operate in a fair and honest manner.

Antiquarian books are usually valued more as physical objects, rather than for the content; consideration will be made to which edition the book may be, the quality of printing and illustrations - or perhaps the extravagance and care taken in the binding, but nonetheless amongst the impressive itinerary of books at this antique bookstore you will not only find volumes of rarity and thus highly collectable, but also books of great interest to the general reader.

Currently with approximately 20,000 books available, covering a broad range of subjects and time periods, you will find real antiquities such as the highly desirable Carey’s New and Correct English Atlas, a first edition dating back to 1787, a folio rebacked in buckram with marbled paper sides, brass clasps and featuring engraved title and dedication as well as 46 engraved maps. Cary was considered one of the foremost cartographers of the time, and this volume is a historic relic from those days.

Peter also produces regular updated catalogues, featuring special deals, new arrivals and recommendations for books of the month, which are made available online, but of course you are more than welcome to visit the bookshop in Sydney, where, at your leisure you can browse through the fabulous collection of old books – alongside some not so old, but still of great interest or rarity.

If you are a collector of are books in Australia, and whether you are interested in Aboriginal art, aviation, the history of the Pacific, travel, classic literature, or countless other genres, The Antique Bookshop and Curios, the outstanding rare book dealers in Sydney, will be sure to have something of interest to you. 

However, you don’t have to be an aficionado of rare books in Sydney to take pleasure in a visit to this wonderful bookstore; all lovers of literature will be enchanted by the selection of titles on display, many of which are available at prices little more than a couple of cups of coffee.

Why not pop in today?

Tyrrell's Building
Level 1, 328 Pacific Highway , Crows Nest, Australia 2065

Mailing Address: PO Box 7127 McMahons Point, Australia 2060

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