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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 twenty years 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.


We are pleased to announce that our next auction will be held on Monday 25 May. Catalogue for this live online sale is available in our "upcoming sales" section. A fully illustrated catalogue also available at
220 lots: attractive tourist and motoring ephemera, rare George Barrington, vintage E.W. Cole, illustrated 18th century voyages, "Yellow Peril" literature, a presentation copy of Paterson's Man from Snowy River, militaria, sport, and angling: something to tempt all collectors.