Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller

Member of ANZAAB - Australia

A family business established in 1965, Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller has become a Collins Street landmark in the impressive Neo-Gothic Assembly Hall building located in the heart of Melbourne's premier street, We buy and sell fine and rare books from the 15th to the 21st centuries.

As a general bookseller we offer a large and diverse range of stock. Specialist catalogues and electronic lists are issued regularly. All stock is listed on our website, which is updated daily.


The Second Folio Shakespeare. London, 1632.
With the rare Aspley imprint, the Droeshout portrait and the first published poem of John Milton; one of approximately 250 copies known to exist today, this copy having been in private Australian ownership for more than seventy years. The earliest edition of Shakespeare that is practicably obtainable on today's market and acknowledged as the most important work in the English language.
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