Cornstalk Bookshop

Member of ANZAAB - Australia

The Cornstalk Bookshop was established 1980 by Paul Feain. It specialises in antiquarian, rare and out-of-print books.

Paul Feain has been selling books for over 40 years and has been a member and has served on the committee of both ANZAAB and the ILAB.

If you would like to sell your books - contact us.


1475 Incunabula Hieronymus
1475 Incunabula Hieronymus Aureola ex floribus S. Hieronymi contexta. Milan: Philippus de Lavagnia, 28 Nov. 1475. Octavo. 18x13cm). 173 leaves, lacking front free endpaper. 25 lines, single column. Roman type. Late 18th Century full vellum, with red and green title plates stamped in gilt. edges stained red. First few leaves slightly soiled. Marginalia occasionally. Bottom half of final leaf repaired with later paper, affecting colophon. Missing first leaf handwritten in ink. Jeremiah Zimmerman Library, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, PA Bookplate inside front cover. Religion.
1496 Incunabula Aquinas Theologica
Prima secu(n)de p(ar)tis summe theologie eximij doctoris Tome de Aquino. [Nuremberg, per Anthonium Kroberger, 1496.] Section 2 of the first part of the Summa. Numerous initials in red. First page with gold initial and coloured decorations. Written by St Thomas Aquinas(1265-1274), considerd to be the greatest theologian in the history of the Catholic Church and still read today. Its in very good condition. The binding is old with thin boards which are worn.
Manuscript Idriess One Wet Season
One Wet Season Manuscript by Ion Idriess. The first 18 chapters of the pencil written manuscript of One Wet Season. Chapter 17 is typed with some hand writing and the other 17 chapters are all written in pencil . The manuscript is written in pencil and is on plain paper with no lines and written on one side of the paper only. The manuscript chapters are numbered 1 to 18. Each chapter is between 50 and 70 pages so it is approximately 1000 pages of manuscript in the hand of Ion Idriess. Each chapter is with either a rusty paper clip or a rusting metal clip.