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# 15573 MORRIS, William (1834 - 1896) The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted. $125,000.00 AUD

# 15573
MORRIS, William (1834 – 1896)
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, now newly imprinted.
$125,000.00 AUD

Highlights for this month include one of the most celebrated and sought after of all private press books, and a high point in the history of the printed book, the Kelmscott Chaucer (1896); one of the rarest works on Australian natural history, Lewin’s Birds of New South Wales (1838); the beautiful Doves Press Bible (1903-05), a masterpiece of typography; the rare 1663 Saeghman edition of Pelsaert’s account of the wreck of the Batavia; the seldom seen Album of the Finest Birds of All Countries (Philadelphia, 1850), which includes superb lithographs of Australian native birds; important letters by early Sydney Congregationalist minister Robert Ross, including an unrecorded ephemeral Sydney imprint; an 1853 letter from Auckland to Massachusetts with significant content on the Pacific whaling trade; an 1879 souvenir from the Crystal Palace satirising the advent of “civilisation” in the cannibal isles of the South Seas; a 1556 edition of Macrobius’ cosmography, In Somnium Scipionis; Australian colonial photographs; early tourist ephemera; pulp fiction … and much more!

Happy browsing

Douglas Stewart Fine Books

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