Curiosity & Discovery our new catalogue

Friday June 5, 2015

Hordern House is delighted to announce our new catalogue, which takes as its theme the spirit of Enlightenment in terms of exploration and voyages. The great explosion of late eighteenth century voyages is represented by important works by many of the key figures, naturally enough focussing on Cook and La Pérouse, but with forays into all manner of works which reveal the scale of the ambition which underwrote them, whether it be the travels of...

Enduring Civilisation: Indigenous Australia at the British Museum

Saturday May 23, 2015 - Sunday August 2, 2015

The first major exhibition in the UK to present a history of Indigenous Australia through objects, celebrating the cultural strength and resilience of both Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. This culture has continued for over 60,000 years in diverse environments which range from lush rainforest and arid landscapes to inland rivers, islands, seas and urban areas today. Hundreds of different Indigenous groups live across this vast continent, each with their own defined areas, languages...

Sailing with Flinders: a new publication by Hordern House

Wednesday December 17, 2014

18 July 2014 will mark 200 years since the publication of A Voyage to Terra Australis, the classic account of the voyage of HMS Investigator written by Matthew Flinders.

To celebrate, Hordern House has published in full an important eyewitness account of the fate of the Flinders expedition originally written in 1806. As is discussed in the introduction and notes, this anonymously published Narrative was almost completely overlooked for more than two centuries, but is now...

Hordern House exhibiting western works on China in Hong Kong

Friday November 21, 2014 4:00 PM - Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00 PM

Hordern House will be showing a selection of rare western books on China at the 2014 China In Print fair which this year will be held for the first time at the new Hong Kong Maritime Museum located at Pier 8 on Victoria Harbour. The web version of our catalogue for the fair is hyperlinked through out to full descriptions and photographs of the works we will have on show, which include a remarkable suite...

Anne McCormick at the National Library

Thursday May 22, 2014

Booksellers & Librarians in a Changing World

Hordern House recently attended the joint conference by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers and the National Library of Australia, held at the National Library Canberra. Anne McCormick was part of the panel discussion 'People of the Book: Tales from the World of the Antiquarian Bookseller', her expertise and tales, along with other panel members, kept the large crowd that had assembled in the theatre...

The Sydney Punchbowl

Monday April 14, 2014

Just a few examples of the Sydney Punchbowl remain for sale at the start of 2014: production has now been completed in China and the remaining bowls will soon be arriving in Sydney. Please contact us for more details or to reserve one of these last few.

More about the bowl can be seen here: 
Punchbowl information.

We have published Elizabeth Ellis' authoritative book on the Sydney Punchbowl. More information and orders here: 
Elizabeth Ellis' book.