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Established in 1999 and dedicated to the sale of rare books and historical properties.

Australian Book Auctions is the premier auctioneer in Australia dedicated to rare books and historical properties.

As the world’s leading auctioneer of Australian books and manuscripts we now hold all of the top four prices achieved at auction for printed Australiana, a feat achieved by no other auction house.

Entries Invited

Australian Book Auctions has proved over more than a decade that our sales are the most reliable, the most professional, and the most expeditious medium for the sale of valuable literary and historical properties.

We are always collecting and cataloguing books, prints, maps, and ephemera and invite you to discuss the dispersal of your collection or even interesting single items etc.


Already consigned for our next sale (currently planned for early October 2019) are books on natural history, travel, art, and literature, including a very good collection of WWI unit histories including the rare special issues in publisher’s leather of Wren’s Randwick to Hargicourt (1935) and McNicol’s The Thirty-Seventh (1936); interesting ephemera including Weekly Times Annuals, and Victorian local history including tourist brochures illustrated by Isaac Northfield & Percy Trompf &c.