Hunters Hill “Special Books”

Categories: Book Fairs, Fundraising


This listing is to give all our Book Fair supporters equal opportunity to know in advance what ‘Special Books’ we will have at the book fair.
Special books may not be purchased, ordered or reserved ahead of the fair. They are offered on a first in, best dressed basis, and will be available in their own section from doors-opening time of 8am on our first day. If you are interested in any of these volumes, to ensure you don’t miss out, please upon arrival, ask one of our friendly Lifeline volunteers where the ‘Special Books’ are located.
Enjoy The Book Fair…

1: The Enchanted Forest $500

By Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Grenbry Outhwaite
Publisher A.&C. Black, Ltd – DATED 1921
De Luxe Limited Edition No. 314 of 500 copies
SIGNED by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
Includes 16 colour tipped in plates and 15 black and white illustrations
Hard Cover with Illustrated boards in very good condition

2: Great Books Of The Western World $200Complete in 60 volumes

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Black Leather Boards – Gilt Lettering to spine and top edge gilt
All volumes as new still in publishers wrappers – 1996


By Bill Henson
Publisher: Scaldo Zurich & Art Gallery of NSW – Dated 2005
Hard Cover in Dust Jacket
NEW – Still in publishers sealed cellophane wrapper

4: The Chronicles of Narnia $150

By C.S. Lewis – Illustrated by Pauline Baynes
Complete 7 volume set in Slipcase
Publisher: Folio Society
Hard Cover Bound in green cloth with gilt illustrated covers
Prince Caspian – The Last Battle – The Silver Chair – The Magician’s Nephew –
The Horse and His Boy – The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader – The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

5: Russian Ballet $100

Camera Studies by: Gordon Anthony
Publisher: Geoffrey Bles – 1st edition dated 1939
96 Illustrations all being tipped in plates
Hard cover – in very good condition

6: Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries $100

By: Joseph A. Lambeth
Publisher: Virtue and Company Limited
Second Edition Dated 1937 – includes 20 colour plates
Decorated Maroon Cloth Hard Boards

7: Paris Dreaming $100

A celebration Of A City Of The Imagination
The Paris Drawings Of Charles Blackman
Written and Compiled by Nadine Amadio
Publisher: AH & AW Reed Pty Ltd
Hardcover in very good dust jacket – Dated 1982

8: The Planting Engineer $100

By Charles Reid
Publisher: Times of Ceylon Company, LimitedJohn Murray
Hard Cover – First Edition
Introduction dated 24th December, 1920

9: Evangeline – A tale of Acadie $100

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Illustrated with forty-five engravings on wood
Publisher: Bell and Daldy – Dated 1866
Gilt decorated boards with all egdes gilt

10: Historic Sydney 1970  $80

Drawings and Notes Cedric Emanuel
Limited Edition No. 391 of 1,000 copies
Hardcover in very good condition

11: WAR $60

Edited by E. W. Cole
Publisher: E. W. Cole, Book Arcade
34 Illustrations
Hardcover dated 1917 in very good condition

12: Experiences of Rhodesia’s Pioneer Women $60

Elicited and arranged by Jeannie M. Boggie
With over 100 Illustrations
Publisher: Philpott & Collins Limited – Dated 1938

13: Birds of Australia – TWO VOLUMES $60

Each volume Illustrates with 80 full page colour plates from lithographs of
JOHN GOULD – Text by A. Rutgers
Publisher: Methuen & Co Ltd
Hard Cover in good illustrated dust jackets – Dated 1967

14: The Awakening $55

By G. D. Mitchell, M.C., D.C.M.
selected and edited by Lou Klepac
Publisher: Angus & Robertson Limited
Hard cover – First Edition – Excellent condition – Dated 1937

15: Great Cathedrals of the Middle Ages $55

By: Bernhard Schutz – With Photography by Albert Hirmer –
Florian Monheim – Joseph Martin
Publisher: Abrams, an imprint of Harry N. Abrams, Inc. – Dated 2002
Large book – Hard cover with Illustrated Boards and in Pictorial Slipcase

16: Some Early Records of the Macarthurs of Camden $50

Edited by Sibella Macarthur Onslow
Publisher: Angus & Robertson Ltd
12 Illiustrations including 4 Plates (2 Colour) and 6 fold out facsimiles
Hard Cover in good condition – Dated 1914

17: Autograph Poetry in the English Language $50

Facsimiles of original manuscripts from the Fourteenth to the Twntieth Century
2 volume set – Limited Edition of 1,500 copies – in Slip Case
Compiled and Edited By P.J. Croft
Publisher: McGraw=Hill Book Company
Both volumes hard cover in original dust jackets – Dated 1973

18: The Archers of Van Diemens Land $50

A History of Pioneer Pastoral Families
By Neil Chick
Limited Edition of 1,095 copies
Publisher: Pedigree Press
Coverdale Boards in very good dust jacket – Dated 1991