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Articles - July - 2022 Issue

Melbourne Rare Book Fair 2022 Returns July 7-9!

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Opportunities for the rare book smitten

After a two year break due to the pandemic and strict border closures in Australia, the Australian & New Zealand Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ANZAAB) is excited to announce the return of the Melbourne Rare Book Fair, the major annual book fair of ANZAAB and one of only a few rare book fairs in the Southern hemisphere.

Now in its 49th edition, and 50th year, the Melbourne Rare Book Fair will again feature rare and wonderful books, manuscripts, ephemera, prints (and much more) from the best rare book and antiquarian dealers across Australia and New Zealand and overseas.

The Fair will be held Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th July at Wilson Hall, the University of Melbourne.

Thursday 7th July 6pm - 9pm

Friday 8th July 10am - 5pm

Saturday 9th July 10am - 4pm

Join us (and more than 20 other antiquarian book dealers) for what will be a wonderful weekend of bookish joy.

 

Entry is free.

 

The official website:    rarebookfair.com/page/about-melbourne-rare-book-fair

 

 

Venue:

 

Wilson Hall
The University of Melbourne Campus map
Enter campus from Swanston St or Grattan St (Carlton); Elizabeth St/Royal Pde
(Parkville) Melway maps 2B, 43 and 75A

 

Here are some additional links about the fair.
About the FairHistory of the Fair

Rare Book Monthly

  • <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> Scott Joplin, <i>Treemonisha: Opera in Three Acts,</i> New York, 1911. Sold March 24 — $40,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Louisa May Alcott, autograph letter signed, 1868. Sold June 2 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Anne Bradstreet, <i>Several Poems Compiled with Great Variety of Wit and Learning, full of Delight,</i> Boston, 1758. Sold June 2 — $21,250.
    <b>Swann:</b> William Shakespeare, <i>Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Originall Copies. The Second Impression,</i> London, 1632. Sold May 5 — $161,000.
    <center><b>Swann Auction Galleries<br>View Our Record Breaking Results</b>
    <b>Swann:</b> John Bachmann, <i>Panorama of the Seat of War,</i> New York, 1861-62. Sold June 23 — $35,000.
    <b>Swann:</b> Charlotte Bronte, <i>Jane Eyre,</i> first edition, London, 1847. Sold June 16 — $23,750.
    <b>Swann:</b> Elihu Vedder, <i>Simple Simon, His Book,</i> 1913. Sold June 9 — $12,350.
    <b>Swann:</b> Frederick Catherwood, <i>Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan,</i> London, 1844. Sold April 7 — $37,500.

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