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We are a general antiquarian & second-hand bookshop with approximately 10,000 titles. We cover a broad range of subjects, but our first love is literature. Our stock can be viewed on-line, and purchased using our secure ordering service.
Established in the early 1980’s, we are members of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers, affilliated with the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers.
We issue catalogues on a variety of subjects, and attend bookfairs and auctions in Australia and overseas. We are happy to undertake commissions for our clients.
Louella Kerr is an Approved Valuer under the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, and undertakes valuations for private, corporate, and institutional clients. Author and critic Gerard Windsor is a more silent partner in the business, responsible for research and collection development.

Catalogue 138

A selection from our stock offered on Stand 7 at the Australian & New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers’ Rare Bookfair, Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July 2018, in Wilson Hall, Melbourne University.

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Item 30
Click on the image to see an enlarged version PORTA,  John Baptista

Natural Magic... in Twenty Books, wherein are set forth all the Riches and Delights of the Natural Sciences

London, Thomas Young, 1658. First edition of the English translatiom
pp[8], 410, 6. Engraved half title by R. Gaywood, engraved title page in red and black, woodcuts in text. 4to, old calf, recently rebacked. Very good

Giovanni Battista della Porta (1535(?)- 1615, was an Italian scholar and writer with widespread scientific interests. This is his most famous work, covering natural and occult philosophy, astrology, alchemy, mathematics and natural philosophy. Counterfeiting gold, beautifying women, tempering steel, cookery, invisible writing, and pneumatick experiments are some of the myriad topics

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