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London: Skinner and Co., 1786.
Hawaiian feather cloaks and tapaQuarto; engraved frontispiece not present (as is the case with some copies), contemporary half sheep. An unsophisticated copy of this rare auction catalogue, of particular interest to Australia and the Pacific for its many hundreds of natural history lots, including.....
Portland: Henry F. Perry & Co. for the museum, 1881. Octavo pamphlet, 12pp., original printed wrappers. An eloquent plea to seafarers to collect natural history specimens for the Portland Society of Natural History - which had twice lost their magnificent collections to fire. The pamphlet, printed fifteen years after the.....
London: 1835. Engraving, 230 x 140 mm. An uncommon portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, after Phillips. Although evidently an accomplished image, and while clearly dated 1835, little is known about the production of this portrait. The engraver "Herdiviller" does not seem to have been recorded in the standard references such.....
Edinburgh: Engraved for the Naturalist's Library, circa 1835. Engraving, 160 x 100 mm. An attractive and well-executed portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, engraved by William Home Lizars. As the full caption here suggests, this portrait was engraved for the Naturalist's Library, an important series of books published by Sir William.....
London: H. Colburn & Co., August 1st, 1820. Engraving, 215 x 140 mm. An excellent copy of this engraved portrait of Banks after Thomas Phillips, published soon after the great man's death in 1820. This portrait is another example of the popular reproductions of the most famous image of Banks.....
London: Charles Knight, n.d., but circa 1835. Engraving, 138 x 107 mm. A very good engraved portrait of Banks, based on the painting by Thomas Phillips commissioned by the Royal Society, a famous image of Banks in his later life as President of the Royal Society, with the motto "Nullius.....
Glasgow & Edinburgh: William Mackenzie, n.d., circa 1835. Engraving, 138 x 107 mm. A very good engraved portrait of Banks, based on the famous painting by Thomas Phillips commissioned by the Royal Society. Perhaps the most famous of the images depicting Banks in his later life, this portrait shows him.....
Sydney: E.P. Ramsay, 1888. Octavo with folding map; release stamps from N.S.W. Public Libraries, contemporary maroon half morocco. Dr. Ramsay was a prominent naturalist, specialising in ornithology, who wrote a great many papers, many of which were to do with preserving natural history specimens.
London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, circa 1880.
Veteran of the Rattlesnake, friend of DarwinCarte de visite measuring 94 x 60 mm, Fine carte de visite portrait of Professor Thomas Huxley, one of the pre-eminent naturalists of Victorian England who championed the evolutionary theory propounded by Charles Darwin throughout his.....
London: Religious Tract Society, circa 1863. Octavo, eight colour plates, very good in old gilt ruled morocco, joints rubbed. This attractive literary selection is illustrated with eight colour plates showcasing English, Japanese, Indian, Syrian, Australian, North and South American and African flowers: each plate is accompanied by text explaining the.....
London: Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co, 1850. Mezzotint after painting by F.Grant, 620 x 425mm, framed. A separately issued and full length mezzotint portrait of George Grey (1812-1898), outstanding explorer, governor and politician. This is a handsome image of a youthful Sir George Grey done two years after being.....
London: Published for Dr. Thornton, 25 March, 1800.
The bounty of Linneaus in English handsStipple engraved oval portrait of James Edward Smith above line engraved view of 'The Pursuit of the ship containing the Linnean Collection by order of the King of Spain', on the one sheet 480 x......
Greifswald: F.W. Kunicke, 1827. Folio, with engraved plate by G. Eduard Müller, some foxing; a good copy preserved in recent paper boards, blue morocco label to spine. A lovely copy of this rare work on the Minke Whale, here referred to by the now obsolete classification of Balaena rostrata Fabr.....
Paris: Ducrocq, probably 1873.
With kangaroos and, more remarkably, a platypusOblong folio, 24 colour-printed plates and 41 pp. text; some browning of the paper as common for books of this era, but very good in the original red boards embossed in gilt, bumped and a little worn at edges.....
London: John Parker, 1848.
The great history of the Royal SocietyTwo volumes, large octavo, with plates and illustrations; a fine copy in later half calf, spines ornately gilt with double labels. A handsome copy, finely bound, of the standard early history of the influential Royal Society. From its foundation.....
Rome: Joannis Zempel, 1759.
Are fossils mere 'tricks of nature'?Quarto, frontispiece and 30 engraved plates; mid-nineteenth century half calf; gilt lettering. Early treatise on the formation of fossils from plants and animals that once lived, thereby rejecting existing notions that fossils were miraculously derived or mere 'tricks of nature'.....
London: respectively 1794; 1793-1795; 1789; the letter undated; evidently compiled as a volume no later than 1795.
Unique assembly of pioneering work on the natural history of New South Wales; including two original watercolours by NodderQuarto, four works together: 1. The Shaw Zoology with ten engraved plates (of twelve.....
London: Cassell, circa 1880. Quarto, 25 colour plates; original decorated cloth. Written in response to the increase in imports of dairy produce in the late 19th Century, this thorough and well-illustrated guide to dairying is a concerted effort to improve 'home produce'.
Liepzig & Vienna: Bibliograpifches Institut, 1895.
Australian colour platesQuarto, eight chromolithographic plates, several maps; original publisher's half roan with gilt spine ornament. Detailed scientific description of Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and the Pacific, reprinting many of the famous illustrations from published voyage accounts. The chromolithographs include Hawaiian lava.....
Sydney: David Ell and Hordern House, 1988.
The Skottowe ManuscriptTwo volumes, 80 & 112 pp., large octavo format (310 x 195 mm.), with 27 full-page watercolours and 26 pages of manuscript in colour-facsimile; printed on high quality gloss art paper, bound in fine cloth; slipcase. The first and only.....
London: R. Taylor & Co., 1804-5.
With numerous Australian species described for the first timeTwo volumes in one, octavo, 120 engravings with fine original hand-colouring; many folding, contemporary calf with gilt Greek-key border to the sides, spine gilt-decorated with red title-label, well rebacked, edges fully-gilt. First edition: this beautiful.....