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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.


Our next sale will be held on 28 October including books from the estate of the late James Oswald Fairfax AO. Voyages, Travels and Australiana, scarce Ephemera, Natural History, Literature, Modern First Editions and Children's Books, Art and Art Reference, a fine small collection of Australian Great War Unit Histories, and a small collection of Angling books.