Welcome to the AAADA
This site is your definitive guide to buying, collecting, selling, valuing and restoring antiques and art with confidence, from Australia's leading antiques and fine art dealers and their approved service providers.
This site lists our expertly vetted members who uphold the principles of the Association and adhere to its Codes of Practice. You also find Service Providers who have been recommended by our members for their abilities to provide various categories of restoration, valuations and ancillary services.
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Douglas Stewart Fine Books is pleased to present our catalogue for the San Francisco Book and Paper Fair (February 1 - 2, 2014) and the 47th California International Antiquarian Book Fair in Pasadena (February 7 - 9, 2014).
Welcome to our list for February, another wide-ranging offering of almost 250 items. Among the highlights this month are an important photograph album from the first German Antarctic Expedition of 1901-03; a wonderful Ballets Russes programme containing over 60 autographs; a copy of one of the earliest publications to include actual photographs of China, printed by Jesuit missionaries in 1857; a collection of scarce religious pamphlets printed in various indigenous languages of New Guinea, along with works on Austronesian lingusitics; a fine early sixteenth century Cambridge binding by Garret Godfrey; a copy of the 1552 Zurich edition of Johannes Honter's geography, Rudimentorum Cosmographicorum; and one of Donald Friend's sketchbooks dating to his time in Sri Lanka. You will also find a strong selection of nineteenth century Australian photographs; monographs on Australian artists; nineteenth and early twentieth century ephemera, including trade catalogues; illustrated children's travel and adventure books, and works on Australian and Pacific exploration.
The warehouse, usually a 'hotch potch' treasure trove of fine antique pieces, was transformed into a glamorous showroom featuring some of the finest pieces of antique furniture in Australia. Guests sipped French champagne and enjoyed delicious French themed canapés prepared by renowned celebrity chef Alastair McLeod.
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