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Nicholas Pounder
P.O. Box 3299
ABN: 87 171 162 941

Bookselling since 1969. This business established 1982. Since 2005 I have operated from a home office and warehouse space.

We also provide services in the description and preparation for sale of records of unusual or significant cultural activity. We focus mainly in the area of literary property, author archives, manuscript and correspondence, but have a broadminded approach to the creative process and the notion of artistic venture.  We advise on the organisation of such papers and materials and offer consultation towards valuation and eventual sale. 


We are the Australian agent for Editions La Petite Maison, and for Jean-Claude Lesage's Peintres Australiens a Etaples.

Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program: In accordance with section 30-210 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1977 Nicholas Pounder is approved to value: Twentieth Century Autograph; Literary Manuscript; Author and Publisher Archives; Personal Papers; Small Press Materials; Artists’ Books 



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As well as working on collection development with long-term private and institutional customers, in recent years I have increasingly advised on negotiation for sale or purchase of manuscript and specialist collections. Areas of interest include, twentieth century autograph and literary manuscript; author and publisher archives; theatre materials documenting writing and performance on the Australian stage; personal papers; small press materials; artists books. Emphasis in my inventory is toward Australian small press poetry; the fugitive printings of cultural and political moments and movements; unique items published and unpublished with focus on first appearance or association. Our regular stock includes many items in the following areas: Small Press Poetry - particularly Australian; Ephemera of marginal politics and minorities, posters, the ‘underground’ - its movements and moments.
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