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Catalogue No#7 Christmas 2017

We’ve been busy since July with a number of activities related to the buying, selling, and collecting of books and printed works on paper. One of those activites has been the creation of our seventh catalogue which you can download and browse by clicking this link:  xmas-2017-WEBFinal.

There is a little something for everyone in this Christmas miscellany: collectible Australiana, an early print bible,  first editions and other gems of literature,  science and mathematics, ephemera, scouting, voyages, and some lush, deluxe and collectible art books. As always I try very hard to produce a catalogue without mistakes but sadly it is yet to happen – somehow our first Australian edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone made it in without a price ($550 in case you are wondering). Please remember that our catalogues and website represent only a fraction of our itinerary. If you are unable to come in and browse feel free to give us a call or drop us a line with your bibliographic wishlist.

A number of great books we had earmarked for the catalogue were snapped up by savvy collectors long before we finished the layout, and some after we sent the catalogue to print. Items no 26, 27, 53 & 56 have sold, leaving 52 books for your consideration. We also find that wonderful things seem to come in just after we’ve sent the catalogue to the printer. This year it was three maps. One is an 1880s Bradshaw’s Map of Europe ‘shewing the Railways opened and in progress’. The other two are maps of London – one from 1783 (Sayer & Bennet) and a hand coloured one from 1812 (Langley & Belch). Please enquire if you’d like more information, but if they last long enough I hope to include them in our next shortlist.

And on that note, if you would like to be on our email list to be among the first to receive future catalogues and short lists just drop us a line at archivesfinebooks@gmail.com.