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Padova: Tipografia e Fonderia, 1819-, 1820.
The continuing influence of French gardens and Malmaison12 volumes, octavo, a fresh fine set in the original printed blue paper wrappers, some wear at spines and evidence of earlier tape repairs, early Milanese bookseller's advertisement to front, very good. A most appealing set...
London: J. Cross, 1838.
In a Sangorski bindingOctavo, with folding map of Port Lincoln as frontispiece and another map of Encounter Bay (not noted by Ferguson), with the 4-page Postscript; in fine condition, in a fine full niger morocco binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, top edges gilt, others rough-trimmed...
London: F.C. and J. Rivington, et al. 1807.
The South Seas edition: benchmark work on the natural history of the PacificTwo volumes bound in four, folio, 15 engraved botanical plates, 5 engraved technical plates (depicting Pine Stove, Conservatory, Green House, Ice House and Vinery); a beautiful set finely bound...
Coimbra: Real Officina Typografica da Universidade, 1786. Small quarto, woodcut initial and tailpieces; contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt. A fine copy of the first edition of this comprehensive manual on the cultivation of olive trees. Dalla Bella had earlier published a work on the manufacture of olive oil - Memorias...
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: R. Taylor & Co., 1804-5.
With numerous Australian species described for the first timeTwo volumes in one, octavo, with 120 engravings with very good original hand-colouring; many folding, 19th century half calf, marbled boards. First edition: this beautiful botanical publication includes thirty-eight Australian species, the majority of which...
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...
York: G. Peacock, 1793.
Cook plants, preserving seeds on voyages, and building greenhousesQuarto, with three folding plates, contemporary (?original) marbled boards, calf spine renewed. A singular work written and published at the cusp of the fashion for exotics, which provides a most interesting overview of the state of play...
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...