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Sydney: 19 June, 1852.
Buying wines and fruit from Cape TownBifolium ALS, 280 x 220 mm., address panel with stamps and postal marks, crimson wax seal largely intact, Unusual autograph letter, recording the sale of "wines and fruit" brought in from Cape Town on the Cremona in 1852. As...
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...
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...