Sydney Rare Book Auctions to sell law, military titles Mar. 25
LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
The law books range from a 1558 book of early court cases, which the Catholic Church banned because of the author’s critical comments on the canon courts, to the 1902 first edition of Moore’s Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia.
“The library comprehensively covers the history and foundation of modern law and includes four titles with earlier editions in PMM,” said auctioneer Paul Feain. There are 19 books published in the 18th century and the 1618 History of Tithes published in London. There is also a 1627 edition of Justinian Corpus Luris Civilis, the earlier edition of this title is number 4 in PMM. “It’s very rare to find a collection of antiquarian law books of this importance in Australia.”
There are also more than 100 lots of military history, from army lists and service rolls to unit histories. Many of the titles document Australian and British involvement in 20th century wars.
Included is one lot of 625 volumes of the register of military personnel who were killed during World War I and World War II. “This is a true testament to the stupidity and tragedy of war and is a powerful symbol of these most tragic of events,” said Feain.
There are several other similar lots including another 77-volume lot, which is a comprehensive list of all the allied soldiers who died during World War I. There is also a first edition of The Grim Glory, which is a scarce unit history of the 2/19th.
There are more than 1,500 quality and highly collectible books relating to warfare and military history, making this an exciting event for any military enthusiasts.
The auction will be conducted at the Sebel Surry Hills Hotel, 28 Albion St., Sydney.
Auction time is 2 p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time. For details call +61 2 9552 1070, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to www.sydneyrarebookauctions.com.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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