Australian Rare Books 1788-1900



Jonathan Wantrup has written what will undoubtedly prove to be for many years to come the definitive work on collecting Australian rare books. He introduces the subject with an examination of the nature and methods of book collecting and an explanation of the essential technical aspects. In the six succeeding chapters he provides a wide-ranging survey of the major Australian books that chronicle our past, relating each to the historical context in which it was...

Hardcover, good condition, ex library, 468 pages, 26cm


Jonathan Wantrup, Hordern House 1987