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[London: S. Hooper & J.R. Smith, before 15 April 1773].
Proof engraving: Joseph Banks, returned on Cook's EndeavourMezzotint engraving, 555 x 376 mm; mounted. Exceptionally rare and unrecorded artist's proof version of Benjamin West's famous portrait of Joseph Banks, differing significantly in detail from the mezzotint as subsequently published.....
London: published by the artist, 1787.
Cook's patronMezzotint three-quarter length portrait, trimmed close to the plate mark; mounted. Rare and impressive mezzotint portrait of one of Cook's great friends and champions. Like Cook a Yorkshireman, Palliser, who became governor of Newfoundland in 1764, encouraged Cook to pursue his charting.....
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: 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.....
Melbourne: Government printer, 1866.
Glory and gains to those who reveal the richesFoolscap folio, 24pp. and single unpaginated appendix leaf; aside from single neat closed tear an excellent unopened copy. Primarily concerns the Alma goldfields: competing claims for discovery and precedence here contested, with much primary testimony from the.....
Australia's first botanical illustrations9 hand coloured engravings, each 235 x147mm, some with accompanying original letter press descriptions and all housed in a custom made solander case. A collection of nine superb hand coloured engravings from the first illustrated book on Australian flowers - John Edward Smith's A......
Melbourne: Robert Barr, 1890.
"The gigantic evil of the opium trade"Slim pamphlet, 16pp, covers worn and thumbed, chipped at corners affecting all leaves. Condemnation of British opium policy with China: 'I therefore ask the house to register a protest against England's greatest national sin'. House of Commons, Session 1889.....
Paris: Maradan, 1810.
Charming natural history for young peopleSix volumes, octavo, engraved frontispiece and title to each volume, 65 engraved plates; uncut, in original bright pink wrappers with original paper spine labels. The first French edition of Thomas Smith's delightful natural history for young people: an immaculate set, in.....
London: lithographed by the artist, c.1860.
Australian Christmas Bells: coloured proofHand coloured lithograph, 285 x 240mm, mounted and framed; artist's proof with notes to the colourist. A lovely image of Christmas Bells, by the natural history artist W.G. Smith, lithographed by the artist and here in an unique proof.....
London: Published by J. Sowerby & Co, 1793.
The first engraved image of the magnificent waratahHand coloured engraved plate, 235 x 170mm, mounted and in a handsome nineteenth century timber frame. This superb image, 'the most magnificent plant which the prolific soil of New Holland affords is, by common.....
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860. Octavo, 13 handcoloured illustrations and numerous woodcuts; full calf. First edition with illustrations by John Leech: a classic of Victorian sporting literature. Surtees was an aficionado of the hunt and failed solicitor, who began writing his Sporting Magazine in 1831. Immensely popular in the Victorian.....
London: Charles Knight, 1835-, 1840. Four volumes, duodecimo, each with engraved frontispieces of Smith, Ricardo and other eminent economists; each volume bearing ownership name 'C.M. Wakefield'; bindings show some wear and spine ends a little chipped yet a very good set in original blind decorated green publisher's cloth. A Wakefield.....