This catalogue includes many of the major items from the library of Robert Edwards, some so rare they are known in only a handful of copies, as well as several interesting manuscripts and pictures. Overall the condition is excellent and it is a pleasure to see so much beautifully preserved nineteenth-century material. He took great pains to acquire books in original cloth and pamphlets in publisher's wrappers. Furthermore, he spared no expense in binding and restoring his beloved treasures and this work was done at the highest level, often by English binders including Sangorski and Sutcliffe, Bayntun and Aquarius.
Catalogues & Lists
This catalogue describes 242 books, almost all 19th-century, with just five earlier titles and a handful of 20th-century books. Released in July 2013 this second catalogue from the Edwards Collection covers politics, exploration, the Australian Aborigines, emigration, convicts, transportation and colonial policy.