Natural History

  • # 29380

    BAGLIONE, Gabrielle et al.

    Charles-Alexandre Lesueur. Painter and naturalist : a forgotten treasure

    [Paris] : MKF Editions, [2016]. Quarto, pictorial laminated boards, pp. 392, illustrated. New copy. Text by Gabrielle Baglione, Cédric Crémière ; translated from French into English by Jean Fornasiero & John West-Sooby. On 19 October 1800, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur set sail on a voyage of discovery to the Southern Lands led by Nicolas Baudin. He soon demonstrated …

  • # 29359

    JOUAN, Henri (1821-1907)

    [BOTANY] Quelques mots sur le peuplement végétal des îles de l’Océanie.

    Caen : impr. F. Le Blanc-Hardel, 1883. Octavo (225 mm), publisher’s wrappers (a little foxed and darkened at the edges), 26 pp, uncut; text in French; a very good copy. Notes on the botany of Oceania, by French naval commander and naturalist Henri Jouan (1821-1907), which includes sections on the bread fruit and taro, two of …

  • # 29344


    Know about diamonds

    Sydney : Art Carved, 1 Angel Place, [1969?]. Octavo, (220 mm), illustrated wrappers (sunned at edges and lightly creased), staple bound, 16 pp (some top corners bent, light staining to last few pages), illustrated; loosely inserted ring-sizing card and card with map showing location of the Art Carved premises in Angel Place; dating of this …

  • # 29091

    BOUGAINVILLE, Louis-Antoine, Comte de (1729-1811)

    A voyage round the world performed by order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the years 1766, 1767, 1768 and 1769.

    / by Lewis de Bougainville, Colonel of Foot, and Commodore of the Expedition, in the Frigate La Boudeuse, and the Store-dhip L’Etoile. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster, F.A.S. London : Printed for J. Nourse, Bookseller to His Majesty, in the Strand; and T. Davies, Bookseller to the Royal Academy, in Russel-Street, Covent-garden, …

  • # 29074

    KING, Phillip Parker, Captain (1791-1856)

    Narrative of a survey of the intertropical and western coasts of Australia : performed between the years 1818 and 1822

    / by Phillip P. King, … With an appendix containing various subjects relating to hydrography and natural history. London : John Murray, 1827. First edition, second issue with cancel titles dated 1827 (as usual), lacking half-titles. Two volumes, octavo (215 x 135 mm), later half calf over cloth-covered boards, spines in compartments with gilt decoration …

  • # 27924

    WHITE, John (c. 1756 - 1832); POUGENS, Charles (1755-1833)

    Voyage a Nouvelle Galles du Sud, a Botany Bay, au Port Jackson, en 1787, 1788, 1789 (rare illustrated edition)

    Par John White … traduit de l’Anglais, avec des notes critiques et philosophiques sur l’histoire naturelle et les moeurs par Charles Pougens. Paris: Pougin, 1795. Octavo, contemporary tree calf, gilt-decoration and lettering to spine, edges rubbed, contrasting morocco title label, marbled endpapers,, pp. xii; 206; [ii, table]; 256; [iv, index], two fine aquatint plates, the half-title …

  • # 27364

    BROWN, Captain Thomas

    The conchologist’s text book,

    embracing the arrangements of Lamarck and Linnaeus, with a glossary of technical terms. Glasgow : Archibald Fullarton & Co., 1836. Fourth edition. Octavo, full crushed red morocco with ornate gilt edging and lettering to spine (extremities lightly rubbed), marbled endpapers, tear with loss to half-title, pp. 180; 19 steel engraved plates with contemporary pen annotations. …

  • # 28367

    NORTH, Marianne

    A vision of Eden : the life and work of Marianne North

    Preface by J.P.M. Brenan ; foreword by Anthony Huxley ; biographical note by Brenda E. Moon. Exeter : Webb & Bower, in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 1980. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, maps to endppers (bookplate verso), pp. 240, illustrated. ‘Marianne North, an unmarried middle-aged Victorian lady of comfortable means, set off in 1871 …

  • # 28427

    MAWE, John (1764-1829)

    The voyager’s companion, or shell collector’s pilot;

    with instructions and directions where to find the finest shells; also for preserving the skins of animals; and the best methods of catching and preserving insects &c. &c. &c. London : printed for and sold by the author, and by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1825. Fourth edition. Duodecimo, full polished calf (corners …

  • # 28448

    [Warringah Printmakers Studio]; ANSON, Jennifer

    Natural Collection

    Sydney : Warringah Printmakers Studio, 2017. Elephant folio with printed wrappers, housed in buckram clamshell case with matching printed lining, in printed calico bag. A publication of twenty-nine prints of varying method, showing flora and fauna of Northern Sydney, accompanied by artists’ statements and scientific descriptions. Limited to an edition of 10 copies, with signatures of …

  • # 28778

    ROSSER, Celia

    The banksias : volume III. Watercolours by Celia Rosser

    Melbourne : The Banksias Project, Monash University, 2001. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 72, numerous full page coloured plates throughout.

  • # 28575

    JESSEP, A. W.

    A descriptive guide to the Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

    With plans, views etc. Melbourne : W. M. Houston, Government Printer, 1953. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 52, illustrations, folding plan.

  • # 27968

    KERRY, Charles (1857-1928)

    Interior of the Helena Cave; entrance to the Arch Cave; entrance to the Imperial Cave. Jenolan Caves complex, New South Wales, early 1890s.

    Three albumen print photographs, 150 x 200 mm, unmounted; all blind stamped bottom left ‘Kerry & Co. Photo 308 George Street Sydney’, and all with  captions, studio name and Kerry’s sequence numbers 717, 735 and 782 in manuscript in the negative; one of the versos has a fully contemporary inscription in pencil ‘Jenolan Caves, Western Line’; some …

  • # 28110

    LEWIS-JONES, Huw, et al.

    Explorers’ Sketchbooks : The Art of Discovery & Adventure

    London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2016. Oblong quarto, laminated boards, cloth spine, pp. 320, extensively illustrated. New copy. Includes works by Roald Amundsen, Thomas Baines, Ludwig Becker, Charles Darwin, James Cook, Bruce Chatwin, Eugene von Guerard, William Hodges, Marianne North, Sydney Parkinson, Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Abel Tasman, James Wallis, John White and …

  • # 27610

    Maker unknown.

    [PLATYPUS] Hand-painted magic lantern glass slide with depictions of exotic animals.

    [U.K. : s.n., circa 1860]. Panorama format (45 x 235 mm sight), set within the original timber mount (70 x 260 mm), with four hand-painted designs over an opaque black-painted background, each with a caption etched by hand: Ornithorhincus (sic); Flying Squirrel; Beaver; Otter; no maker’s label or imprint; the slide is in very good …

  • # 27682


    The Sydney Mail Annual, Wednesday 21 November 1934

    Sydney : Sydney Mail, 1934. Folio (405 mm tall), wonderful illustrated colour wrappers signed F. W. (lower wrapper defective), pp. 60, numerous advertisements, illustrated articles about society, fashion, a Royal Visit, golfing in Melbourne, an air disaster at Longreach, etc. A fine Australian art deco publication.