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Amsterdam: Johannes Müller, 1839.
Almost 200 Australian plants in the Netherlands in the 1830sOctavo, two hand-coloured lithographic plates, manuscript presentation inscription to "Lys" (for Cornelius?) van der Hoop in Salzburg; a fine copy in the original printed green glazed-paper boards. Rare: a superb copy in the original boards with.....
London: Nattali and Bond, 1860. Two volumes, large octavo, 14 fine engraved plates, with many additional textual engravings; contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, top edge gilt, preserved in a cloth slipcase. This edition is richly illustrated with a total of 61 plates and vignettes, after Stothard, Inskipp, and.....
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: B. Fellowes, 1834. Octavo, contemporary full polished calf, spine gilt with morocco label. Richard Whately was an enthusiastic agitator against transportation (his influential 1832 pamphlet Thoughts on Secondary Punishments led in part to the House of Commons select committee inquiry) this was founded on his belief that punishment and.....
London: B. Fellowes, 1834.
Towards a better system for the colonies.Octavo, in fine green half morocco binding. Richard Whately was an enthusiastic agitator against transportation (his influential 1832 pamphlet Thoughts on Secondary Punishments led in part to the House of Commons select committee inquiry) this was founded on his.....
Adelaide: W. K. Thomas & Co., no date but, 1916.
Arctic Skuas and a South Australian cruiseSquare duodecimo, 68 pp., 15 photographic plates, original grey printed wrappers bound in; in attractive light tan half calf by Sangorski. An excellent copy of this memoir of a glorious expedition in January.....
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.....
London: J. Debrett, 1790.
Sarah Stone and Thomas Watling depict the colony's natural historyQuarto, engraved title and 65 handcoloured plates; bound with the list of subscribers, early owner's inscription on first page of text; a remarkably large copy with wide margins, completely uncut; in a good modern calf binding.....
London: J. Debrett, 1790.
The most substantial early work of Australian natural historyQuarto, with an engraved title page and 65 engraved plates; old full speckled calf. First edition: the foundation of natural history of the new colony, John White's Journal is a travel and ornithological classic by a medical.....
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.....
Edinburgh: Fullarton & Co., 1852. Four volumes, octavo, plates throughout (many colour); in full green calf. 'The Rural Cyclopedia communicates a thorough knowledge of farming, a general knowledge of gardening, and a very considerable knowledge of the natural sciences, and of general country affairs. It presents to farmers a digest.....
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1868-, 1876. Four volumes, quarto, each with numerous wood engraving; handsome contemporary half calf, marbled boards, endpapers and edges, gilt spines. John George Wood (1827-1889) was an ordained priest, but from the 1850's he was developing a career as a natural historian; The Illustrated Natural.....
London: for W. Wood, 1828.
Comprehensive Linnaean ConchologyOctavo, with 38 handcoloured engraved plates; contemporary cloth with paper label. Wood's two manuals, this and his General Conchology, were the best-known conchological works to be arranged according to the Linnaean system. The exquisitely drawn and handcoloured plates depict some two thousand.....
Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1864. Octavo; in pebble-grain cloth. First edition of a rare pamphlet that comprises a history of discovery, exploration and settlement of northern Australia. Dedicated to Ferdinand von Mueller, this volume was published with a view to highlighting appropriate areas for settlement. It is also a synopsis of.....
Richmond: 14 January, 1878.
Ferns of the Blue MountainsEight-page letter on blank-embossed note paper, 176 x 115 mm., neatly written; very good. An interesting and detailed letter on the ferns of the Cumberland and Blue Mountains, sent by the Australian botanist and writer William Woolls. Woolls advises his friend.....
Sydney: Charles Potter, 1894. Thick octavo, folding site map frontispiece, black & white plates, many folding floor plans and diagrams; inscription in ink on top p., contemporary half red morocco. Detailed illustrated report on "the representation of our country…as well as on various matters which seemed …of importance…" at the.....