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'Beautiful and valuable books, arcane terms and conventions, eccentric personalities – these are the mainstays of the fascinating world of antiquarian books.

'Kay Craddock has lived in that world for over forty years. She embarked in business from very modest beginnings and overcame considerable personal and cultural obstacles to reach pre-eminence in the international rare book trade.

'In telling their remarkable story, Rare chronicles the fascinating social history of the book trade in the second half of the twentieth century – when antiquarian bookselling emerged as a recognisable profession.

'Stuart Kells has written a thoroughly compelling book which paints an unforgettable picture of the principal figures in Kay (and her mother Muriel's circle), and which also explores how these identities influenced the supply of and demand for old, rare, finely printed and finely bound books.

'Rare gives the reader access to a world that few have entered. It is also a highly personal account of the challenging journey of an amazing Australian woman' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication:
    To the memory of
    Benjamin Rodney Crosthwaite
    3 October 1979-21 January 2010

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Edgecliff, Sydney Eastern Harbourside, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Jane Curry Publishing , 2011 .
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      Extent: 311p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      • Foreword by Geoffery Blainey.
      ISBN: 9780980812916 (hbk.)

Works about this Work

Jacqueline Ogeil Interview with Stuart Kells Jacqueline Ogeil (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes and Queries , September - December no. 371 2011; (p. 149-156)
Untitled Colin Steele , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes and Queries , March no. 369 2011; (p. 31-33)

— Review of Rare : A Life Among Antiquarian Books Stuart Kells , 2011 single work biography
A Life of Collective Rarity Colin Steele , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 April 2011; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Rare : A Life Among Antiquarian Books Stuart Kells , 2011 single work biography
Tiptoe through the Black Tulips Geordie Williamson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 March 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Rare : A Life Among Antiquarian Books Stuart Kells , 2011 single work biography
Spine-Tingling Love Affair between the Covers Warwick McFadyen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 12 March 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of Rare : A Life Among Antiquarian Books Stuart Kells , 2011 single work biography
Spine-Tingling Love Affair between the Covers Warwick McFadyen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 12 March 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of Rare : A Life Among Antiquarian Books Stuart Kells , 2011 single work biography
Tiptoe through the Black Tulips Geordie Williamson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 March 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Rare : A Life Among Antiquarian Books Stuart Kells , 2011 single work biography
A Life of Collective Rarity Colin Steele , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 April 2011; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Rare : A Life Among Antiquarian Books Stuart Kells , 2011 single work biography
Untitled Colin Steele , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes and Queries , March no. 369 2011; (p. 31-33)

— Review of Rare : A Life Among Antiquarian Books Stuart Kells , 2011 single work biography
Latest Chapter Reached in a Lifetime of Books Carolyn Webb , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 February 2011; (p. 22)
Jacqueline Ogeil Interview with Stuart Kells Jacqueline Ogeil (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes and Queries , September - December no. 371 2011; (p. 149-156)
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