Douglas Stewart Fine Books | Special Collection | Biblioteca Filipina and California Fairs

We are pleased to present Biblioteca Filipina, 100+ books and manuscripts relating to the Philippine Islands, 16th to early 20th century. The list includes numerous important and elusive Philippines imprints – several unrecorded – and many works that are rarely offered for sale.

Download Biblioteca Filipina as a PDF

Or, to view the list as a category our website, click here

We will be exhibiting Biblioteca Filipina at the two upcoming major rare book events in California:

Rare Books LA, Pasadena, 1 – 2 February 2019

California International Antiquarian Book Fair, Oakland, 8 – 10 February 2019

At both fairs we’ll…

Australia’s most franc-tique dealer chases his last deal


From the late 1970’s a rite of passage to become recognised as a serious antique dealer in Australia, was to make an overseas buying trip, most commonly to England or France, purchasing and shipping back containers of antiques for sale.

Gary Kay fulfilled these criteria in spades, making over 90 buying trips. Probably because of his European heritage, he made France his preferred destination, and combed Paris, its suburbs and the French countryside for treasures. A master of the deal, Gary scooped up fine French furniture, mirrors and chandeliers,…

Valentine’s Antiques – November

Welcome to a sample of some of the fine quality antique furniture, glassware, boxes, jewellery, art and other treasures available at Valentine’s Antique Gallery.

We’ve tried to include something for everyone in this month’s newsletter, beginning with a glimpse into the showroom before highlighting some our favourite antiques currently available for sale.
However, despite this array of riches we know that sometimes a certain sought-after piece might be proving elusive to track down. If so, we’d recommend our popular ‘wish list’ service. It’s simple: Let us know the details of what you’re searching for and we will do all we can to…

The Baudin Expedition 1800-1804 | Hordern House 

THE BAUDIN EXPEDITION to Australia 1800-1804:
An extraordinary collection of original art by
Nicolas-Martin Petit and Charles-Alexandre Lesueur.

To be offered by Auction: 28 November, 2018 Melbourne
Deutscher and Hackett in association with Hordern House
We are delighted to bring to your attention an exceptional catalogue of highly important works of art by Nicolas-Martin Petit (1777-1804) and Charles-Alexandre Lesueur (1778-1846).
The richness of these outstanding works is fully described and illustrated in the accompanying catalogue, researched and compiled by Hordern House. This remarkable collection was until quite recently unknown and unrecorded.

Fresh @ Moorabool….

Spring Fresh additions.

We are pleased to offer some fresh additions to

As a subscriber, you have first look at our recent finds – and first chance to buy.

This week, some silver at tempting prices, some interesting ceramics, and a scattering of Chinese Export.

Our 2018 Exhibition is in preparation, remember to keep an eye on the Preview page >> 


Paul Rosenberg, Alard Pett & all @ Moorabool Antiques

New Acquisitions For The Gallery – Christopher Day Gallery 

Christopher Day Gallery 



For larger images and our stock one can view online

Gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm

or by appointment calling 0418 403 928

We look forward to seeing you very soon

Christopher and Fiona


Christopher Day Gallery in Paddington is one of the longest established galleries in Sydney.

This year celebrating their 39th Spring Collection, Exhibition and Sale

All the quality works are priced from about $2,200 to over $50,000,

with many works under $5,000.

One can reward oneself or someone special with a gift that will be appreciated for…

New Acquisitions November 2018 – Douglas Stewart Fine Books

Douglas Stewart Fine Books

Welcome to our New Acquisitions list for November 2018.

Highlights include a superb presentation copy of Norman Lindsay’s Idyllia (1922), a highpoint in the history of Australian private press publishing; original artworks by Sonia Delaunay and Anish Kapoor; an early 18th century Dutch manuscript map of northern Australia and New Guinea; a suite of etchings by Australian artist Robert Jacks, The James Joyce House of the Dead (2004); the magnificent artists’ book Carnival Songs (New York, 2001), a collaborative work with original etchings by artists William Wiley (USA), Mimmo Paladino (Italy) and Jorg Schmeisser (Australia); a rare…

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