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London: Edward Lacey, circa 1850. Octavo, handcoloured plates; in original wrappers with engraved vignette. A rare and charming natural history primer for children. This is number six of the Zoological Gallery, and illustrates twenty-four species of fish and amphibious animals. A spouting whale appears as the frontispiece.
London: S.T. Freemantle, 1900. Two volumes, thick quarto, many plates, illustrations, and textual vignettes, untrimmed, original lettered tissue-guards badly foxed and some spotting; a handsome set in the original stiff vellum boards, gilt-embossed hand-coloured coat-of-arms to front boards of both volumes, spines lettered in gilt, bookplates. A handsome set of.....
London: Printed for J. White, 1802. Two volumes, octavo, frontispiece in each volume, one handcoloured and folding, one folding plate; contemporary ownership inscription on each of the titles, contemporary marbled sheep. The Rev. Gilbert White (1720-1793), best known for his Natural History of Selborne - a classic of both natural.....
Adelaide: Frearson's Printing House, 1897. Octavo, black & white frontispiece and another plate, original red cloth with gilt title, localised mark affects rear board. Lucretia (1840-1918) was the first child of shipping owner William Whitington and his wife Mary Emily, she was born in South Australia, not long after the.....
Sydney: J.J. Moore, 1887. Duodecimo, with bookstall stamp on front page; original green cloth. An attractive copy of William W. Wilkins' geography book for school children first published in 1863. Wilkins (1827-1892) immigrated to Australia in 1851, settling in Sydney where he administered the Fort Street School modelled after the.....
Berlin: Carl Friedrich Amelang, 1821.
Rare natural history by Mendelssohn's confessorThree octavo text volumes and oblong quarto atlas; the text volumes with fine engraved titles, the atlas profusely illustrated with 50 plates, 48 of them finely hand-coloured; original half mottled calf, spines gilt with ivory title-labels (texts) and original.....
London: George Bell, 1886. Octavo; uncut copy in original red cloth, gilt device on upper board. Author's signed presentation copy. Like so many of his contemporaries, Woolner was lured to the Australian goldfields in the hope of securing a fortune. After six months without success he settled briefly in Melbourne.....