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London: Norie & Co., No. 157 Leaden Hall Street, 1 March 1816.
Handsome matched pair of Regency floor globesPair of 18-inch diameter (455 mm) floor globes, height overall 42 ins. (1065 mm), diameter of stand 24.5 ins (620 mm); each made up from two sets of eighteen gores; on...
Paris: 25 August 1814.
Senior officer of the d'Entrecasteaux voyage presents the official accountManuscript letter, 227 x 183 mm., on a bifolium sheet, letter comprising first page with two blank pages, the fourth page an address panel, dated and signed by Rossel; folded to letter size, addressed with remnants...
London: William Hughes, 1820. Octavo, xii, 76 pp. of tables, a few spots, ink to the last 3 leaves of the tables; a very good copy in the original publisher's boards, rebacked, some wear on the edges. First edition, rare. A remarkable collection of astrological tables preceded by a colourful...
Lyon: Sebastianus Gryphius, 1556.
An early pocket Macrobius with the world map, in original dated pigskin bindingOctavo, with diagrams and woodcut map, woodcut initials, printer's device on title; marginal notes; contemporary dated binding (1560) of blind-embossed pigskin over wooden boards, two engraved metal clasps. This is a most attractive...
Florence: Juntae, 1515.
The pocket MacrobiusOctavo, ff. [xii], 280, italic letter, woodcut printer's device on last leaf, with six woodcuts; contemporary vellum, This was the first popular pocket edition of Macrobius's influential text, printed by the Giunta family in Florence; such smaller format publications were a feature of publishing...
Brescia: Boninus de Boninis, 1483.
First appearance of the Macrobian world mapSmall folio (302 x 198mm), 191 leaves (initial blank leaf discarded), with seven diagrams and a world map within the text; capital spaces blank; a fine, large copy in handsome Regency russia leather, sides richly tooled in gilt...
Cologne: Eucharius Cervicornus, 1521.
Early Macrobius with a refigured world mapFolio, title within an ornate woodcut border; fine woodcut map of the world and several woodcut diagrams, woodcut initials; nineteenth-century continental binding of half calf, flat spine gilt in compartments. An important early edition of Macrobius, the first to...
London: T. Dring & C. Harper, 1694.
First appearance of Macrobius in EnglandOctavo, with an additional engraved allegorical title, letterpress title printed in red & black, complete with the often missing imprimatur leaf at start; with a map and other figures in the text;; early eighteenth-century calf with contemporary...
Melbourne: John Ferres, 1864.
Celestial phenomena in the Victorian colonyQuarto, coloured frontispiece, plates and charts; a fine copy in contemporary calf. An extensive monograph: whilst primarily an overview of the meteorological conditions of the colony of Victoria, the work contains a chapter on meteors, their incidence 'from 1859 to...
London: Cadell, Davies, Longman and Rees, 1811. Two volumes, quarto, 45 maps (including one double-page and two folding), double-hemisphere double-page world map as frontispiece, very good; nineteenth-century full calf, gilt. A handsome set, and an important work with much on Australasia and Polynesia. This thorough introduction to geography is designed...
London: R. N. Rose, 1821.
"A literary conservatory of rare, curious, and interesting productions…"Six volumes, octavo, illustrated by one hundred engravings (some folding); contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Generously illustrated cyclopaedia of curious knowledge gleaned from myriad sources for the general reader. In the preface, the good Reverend Polehampton...
Sydney: S.T Leigh & Co., 1892.
An overview of an important piece of astronomical instrumentationQuarto, with a photograph and seven large lithograph plates; original red cloth. The principal observatories in New South Wales during the nineteenth century were at Sydney and Parramatta, and from the 1890s to the 1930s...
Sydney: Charles Potter, 1893.
A visit to the Sydney observatoryOctavo, three plates, colour folding map of Sydney, folding plan of the Sydney Observatory; original pebble-grain cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. The fold-out lithographic map of Sydney locates the site of the Sydney Observatory, a detailed site map shows...
Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1882.
Herschel defined…Octavo, six diagrams on four leaves (one folding); plum cloth, gilt vignette on upper board. This list is largely a re-assessment of the work done by English astronomer Sir John Herschel, of the mapping of the stars of the Southern Hemisphere which he conducted...
Salzburg: Johann Joseph Mayr, 1713.
Unusual 18th-century maps of Nova HollandiaFolio, with three engraved map plates; recent quarter dark calf and marbled boards. Rare: with little-known and unusual cartographic depictions of New Holland. This is an unusually lavish presentation of a thesis, presented at Salzburg University by the exotically...
Adelaide: W.K. Thomas, 1865.
Grumblings towards an Adelaide observatoryQuarto, single leaf, fine. Fascinating and rare separately-printed paper on the state of science in colonial Australia. This short yet detailed report was prepared by Charles Todd (1826–1910), formerly assistant mathematician at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, who emigrated to South Australia...