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Some of the people that I get to meet have so many diverse interests. I find it very interesting to learn all about the books that I’m asked  to find some of which are very rare indeed

From collectors like JB & his passion for Ion L Idriess books he collects sets of these very collectible books, if you want a first edition & signed with a dust jacket, you will have to pay a premium. From gold mining, diamond hunting tin mining, Then he also wrote about some of our early heroes,  Reverend John Flynn, Sir Sidney Kidman and also The Australian Guerilla series

Then there collectors of the Australian Series by Vivian Stuart a 12 books series with the The Exiles first published in 1979, years before The Potato Factory, Thommo & Hawk, Solomon’s Song, which was later published by Viking Bryce Courtenay’s The Australian Trilogy a very nice publication.

I also get people that collect old favorites like Capt W E Johns Biggles series we cannot forget Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, Secret Seven, Noddy.

Another of my book collecting friends is CJW he is a very specialized collector of any rare or limited editions of books about the Beatles you know that group from the 1960’s He has only just got online so his hunting has become more focused but some of his books are very expensive, such as Kaleidoscope Eyes: A Day In The Life of Sgt. Pepper. One of a limited print run this sure to become a collectors edition over time.

Then there is my other friend, he is also a avid collector of the Matthäus Merian  beautiful artwork books with fantastic drawing of old cities throughout Europe, similar to Samuel and Nathaniel Buck’s both of which he has a very large collection.

Then there is the collectors of comic’s, books on movie stars, cooking books, I also have people that collect books on Rugby League, or it could be a Nancy Cato book.

I collect books on many subjects, but my main loves are

  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Yacht Design
  • Australiana
  • Watercolor Art

But like all good things I have to part with them sometime, later rather than sooner. No doubt I will meet some more book collectors hunting for those hard to find titles.

If you happen to be looking for a book then please call me on 0447 330 911

Cheers

Jim Owens

Lake Macquarie Secondhand Books

3/33 Advantage Avenue

Morisset NSW 2264


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