Rare Book Auction

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Rare Books

Every week Abbeys Auctions has a range of books in both the Weekly Estates Auctions and the Monthly Collectables & Classics Auctions. We are now very excited to run a special Rare Books Auction, specially curated by our valuers.

The Full Catalogue is online now for viewing and bidding. It includes a wonderful range, including first editions, American literary greats such as Hemingway & Steinbeck, signed biographies including Gough Whitlam and Stephen Fry, Australian history, including Cook, Bligh, and Dampier and much more.

This auction we have two ways you can bid!

  1. Interbid:      For existing Abbeys Auctions customers or those new to auction.
  2. Invaluable: Invaluable users Internationally can now participate in our auctions


Please contact us by calling 9898 2118 to request a facetime or similar viewing of items of interest, or use our online form to request a condition report.

Request a Condition Report




Postage will be a flat fee of $20 per order, sent via Australia Post with signature on delivery.
Insurance is calculated at an additional $10 for every $500 (see table below)

Order Value Standard Postage per order Insurance Total – Postage + Insurance
< $500 $20 $0 $20
$501 – $1000 $20 $10 $30
$1001 – $1500 $20 $20 $40
$1501 – $2000 $20 $30 $50
$2001 – $2500 $20 $40 $60
$2501 – $3000 $20 $50 $70

International: Please discuss your postage and insurance costs with our team. We recommend the FedEx shipping calculator to help with an estimate.  We ship from Burwood (VIC, 3106). Dimensions and weight of books can be provided on request.


Looking to sell?

If you would like to discuss your items with an expert, please please fill out the form here and we would be pleased to provide you with further details and an auction estimate for your pieces.

If you’re interested in some more information on some of the books in the catalogue, we asked book expert Jennifer Jaeger some questions about the upcoming auction. Read all about it in our blog, HERE.


10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEDT
Auction Category:
View & Bid


80-86 Highbury Road, Burwood VIC 3125
Burwood, Victoria 3128 Australia
+61 3 98982118