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Rare Australiana Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

There are some very rare and special books in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and if you love all things Australia, you should definitely look through the rare Australiana books section below. From signed, first-edition books to one of a kind documents to the Australian government, there are plenty of fascinating rare and antique books about Australia in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Drums of Mer: The Works of Ion L. Idriess (Volume 6) by Idriess, Ion L

Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1939. Hardcover with green boards, dust jacket missing, National Edition, 522gms, 378 pages, illustrated map endpapers. This is Volume 6 of 'The Works of Ion L. Idriess' series. Book is signed by the autho...

From Reading Habit


Parables of the Sydney Harbour Bridge by Frank Cash

Townsend, Sydney, 1930. First Edition. Hardcover (Embossed Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. All the plates are in very good condition, and the large fold-out photograph and tissue overlay serving as frontispiece are intact, untorn and with...

From Mr Pickwick's Fine Old Books



Osboldstone & Co., 1923-01-01. Hardcover . VeryGood. This listing should have a photo: if not, check our Facebook photo album called "Books in Stock" (Browsers' Bookstore in Corvallis). Cover title: The Story of Nuttybub and Nittersin...

From Browsers' Bookstore


Lonely Lands: Through the Heart of Australia. With Portrait, Map, and 84 Photographic Illustrations By the Author by Birtles, Francis E

Sydney: N.S.W. Bookstall Company, 1909. xv, 224 pages plus 16-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Leaf xiii and leaf xv (the list of illustrations) have been transposed. B/w map and 84 photos by Birtles. Rebound in brown cloth with gilt titling on the...

From Tapsell's Books and Music


Discoveries in Australia; with an Account of the Coasts and Rivers explored and surveyed during the Voyages of H.M.S. 'Beagle', in the Years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43.. Also a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's Visits to the Islands in the Arafura Sea by STOKES, John Lort

London: Boone, 1846. First Edition. Hardcover. London, Boone, 1846. Octavo, two volumes, [2] (inserted advertising leaf for this work), xii, [ii] (list of charts, verso blank), [ii] (errata, verso blank), 522 (last blank), 8 (publisher's catalogue) p...

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers


Geographic Travels in Central Australia from 1872 to 1874 by GILES, Ernest

Melbourne: Printed for the Author by McCarron, Bird, 1875. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Melbourne, Printed for the Author by McCarron, Bird, 1875. Octavo, [iv], 223 pages plus a large folding map (320 x 570 mm). Original blind-stamped dark green...

From Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers


Madman's Island: The Works of Ion L. Idriess (Volume 12) by Idriess, Ion L

Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1939. Hardcover with green boards, dust jacket missing, National Edition, 508gms, 253 pages, illustrated map endpapers. This is Volume 12 of 'The Works of Ion L. Idriess' series. Book is signed by the auth...

From Reading Habit


The Cyclopedia of South Australia (2 volumes complete) by Burgess, H.T

Adelaide: Austaprint. 1978. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition. Some very light foxing to top edge and endpapers. Burgundy cloth boards with gilt to face and spine. Two (2) volume set. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs...

From Adelaide Booksellers


Pictorial illustrations of New Zealand by Brees, S. C

First edition. John Williams and Co., Library of Arts. London. Engraved title dated 1847. Title dated 1848. Folio. 36pp text and description. Engraved frontis (plate 7), Engraved title (plate 1), 20 further tissue guarded engraved plates, plate 22 being a...

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


History of Australasia by D.M Blair

McGready, Thomson & Niven, 1879. Good. Settlement and history of NSW, Victoria, SA, Queensland, WA, Tasmania and NZ, with some account of Fiji and New Guinea. Leather embossed cover and spine in red, gilt title on edge and Advance Australia coat...

From ebygum


The Picnic at Hanging Rock by LINDSAY Joan

Melbourne: F W Cheshire, 1967 SCARCE, price clipped DW lightly surface dust soiled, will clean up with care, light edge rubbing, with a few splits at very ends of the folds, slightly sunned spine, closed edges lightly dust soiled and with some browning to...

From Fortuna Books


Henderson's Australian Families A Genealogical and Biographical Record Volume I [Signed Limited Edition] by Henderson, Alexander [Compiled and Edited by]

Melbourne: A. Henderson. 1941. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition. Burgundy leather binding with gilt titles and decorations to spine and face. Ribbon Marker. Hinges reinforced - at binding time. Some very faint speckled foxing to...

From Adelaide Booksellers


A Southern Cross Fairy Tale by Clark, Kate MCCosh

A Southern Cross Fairy Tale: EXTREMELY RARE IN NICE CONDITION. LARGE FORMAT. 8 3/4 X 11 1/8. FIRST EDITION. PUBLISHED BY ESTES AND LAURIAT OF BOSTON, 1891. BY KATE McCOSH CLARK. 56 pages. A story of how Little Hal and Cis spend their Christmas in New Zeal...

From Mary Riversong


Blast the Bush; Too Long in the Bush; Bush Bashers; Beating About the Bush; Still in the Bush; End of an Era (6 vols # 41 of 50 Signed Sets) by Beadell, Len

Adelaide: Corkwood Press 1999-2003 Special Editions 6 vols 8vo, 1999 Very Fine leather-bound matching set of all six of Len Beadell's often humorous autobiographical writings detailing his pioneering road-building projects throughout the Central Austr...

From N & A Smiles


A Voyage to New Holland, &c. In the Year, 1699. by Dampier, William

London: James Knapton, 1703 162 pages, followed by index and five pages of publishers' ads. Folding map at frontispiece, plus four tables/maps and ten natural history plates. Vol. III in Captain William Dampier's adventure series stands alone, t...

From Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps


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