A new profile for Astrolabe BooksellersPlease note that after Saturday 18 February 2017, Astrolabe Booksellers will no longer have its own shopfront, and operate mainly as an internet/mail order business. All stock will be, as now, fully described and available for order from this website, and regular catalogues will be issued, as previously. Enquiries by phone, email or mail are welcome, and a search service for hard-to-find titles will be maintained. Our regular appearances at book and antique fairs in Hobart and Launceston, Melbourne and Clunes will also be continued.
From 1 March some Astrolabe stock will be on display in Hobart at THE ANTIQUES WAREHOUSE, 64 WARWICK STREET (opening hours Monday to Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4. Phone 03 6231 9284). Local customers, or visitors to Hobart, can browse and purchase the books displayed there, or collect internet/phone/mail orders. Those offering books for can sale bring them here for inspection - but by prior arrangement. And please note that any enquiries should be directed to Michael Sprod on 0408 132 970 and not to the Antiques Warehouse.
Our last trading day at 3 Morrison Street, Hobart - in shared premises with Kent & Kent Antiques (adjacent to Constitution Dock and the Mawson's Hut Replica Museum) - will be Saturday 18 February (10am-3pm)
Contact details are unchanged:
Michael Sprod 0408 132 970 (at any time)
Astrolabe Booksellers: PO Box 3113 West Hobart TAS 7000
search or browse our inventory of hard-to-find, out-of-print, secondhand and
rare books. If you have a particular author or title in mind use the Quick Search box at the head of the Navigation column to the left of this page or, if you want your search to be more specific, use the Advanced Search option.
Our Browse by Subject page will show our books grouped in categories but, as many books could be allocated to more than one subject, a Keyword search using the Quick Search box will often result in more books being shown than at the corresponding subject link. Tip: you can use two or more keywords to narrow your search - simply join the words with a + sign without spaces - e.g. tasmania+convicts
If you are looking for a particular book and can't find it here, you can leave a request and
we will endeavour to locate a copy – see Offline Search Service.
For details of how to order, postage
(shipping) and payment options see How
For our policy on returns, see Our Guarantee.
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Astrolabe Booksellers is located in Hobart, Tasmania. We carry a good range of antiquarian
and second-hand books on a wide variety of subjects, specialising in works on Tasmania. See our Tasmania page for some useful quick search links.
Sprod is a long-standing member of the Australian
and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers, an
affiliate of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. See About Us for more details, including the location and opening hours of our shop.
Felix on the Bat; being a scientific inquiry into the use of the Cricket Bat ; together with the history and use of the catapulta; a dissertation on the different styles of bowling...
Anglers Guide to Tasmania. With maps and photographs.
WIGRAM, R.H. (compiled by).
The Quest of the Trout.
BLACKWOOD, R. L.
A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions during the years 1839-43.
ROSS, Captain Sir James Clark.
Cookery Calendar from Apple Land. In aid of the Hobart Free Kindergarten Association.
Grandmamma's Verse Book for Young Australia. Part 1.
MEREDITH, Mrs. [Louisa Anne]
Sub-tropical Rambles in the Land of the Aphanapteryx : personal experiences, adventures and wanderings in and around the island of Mauritius. London 1873.
Van Diemen's Land Company v. Marine Board of Table Cape. In the Supreme Court of Tasmania. Short Hand Report of Evidence etc.
Ritchie & Parker:
Middleton & Maning's Tasmanian Directory & Gazetteer, 1887, containing A Gazetteer of Tasmania, Alphabetical, Street, Trade & Professional, Government Official, Medical, Legal, Miscellaneous Co's & Municipal Directories.
Middleton & Maning:
The History of the Flagellants, or The Advantages of Discipline; being a paraphrase and commentary on the Historia Flagellantium of the Abbe Boileau, Doctor of the Sorbonne, Canon of the Holy Chapel &c. By Somebody who is not Doctor of the Sorbonne.
BOILEAU, [Jacques] & J.L. Delome.
Wild Rivers : Franklin - Denison - Gordon. SIGNED COPY.
DOMBROVSKIS, Peter (photographs by). Text by Bob Brown. Ecological notes by Jamie Kirkpatrick.