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Are you looking for the perfect gift to match someone’s interest?

Banfield House Booksellers for interesting and unusual books old rare and contemporary from 16th century vellum bindings to 21st century soft covers.

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Browse:  Fine Book Bindings   Illustrated Books   Children’s Books    Old Family Bibles Time Travel   Ephemera : books and collectibles to treasure for a long time.

Dip into: Barry’s workshops: notebook of wellbeing; value of local government

Find: Business Ideas : competitive business advantage

Experience: Queensland Talks:  foundations of Queensland’s future

Read:  Local Narratives: a journal of identifying value 


Interesting recent book sales included:

The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and LLoyd Osbourne, shipped to America for the Stevenson Museum in Vailima, Samoa. The book was inscribed and presented by Stevenson’s stepson and co-author Lloyd Osbourne to James Chalmers in 1897. Chalmers was later killed and martyred in New Guinea. Stevenson – in his own words – hero worshipped Chalmers, reflecting on how different his life would have been had they met when Stevenson was a boy.