Natural History

  • Jottings in Australia: or, Notes on the flora and fauna of Victoria
HANNAFORD, Samuel (1827-1874)
# 14953

    # 14953

    HANNAFORD, Samuel (1827-1874)

    Jottings in Australia: or, Notes on the flora and fauna of Victoria

    :  with a catalogue of the more common plants, their habitats and dates of flowering. Melbourne : James J. Blundell Co., 1856. Small octavo, original limp roan with title in gilt to front, spine with contemporary paper label in manuscript (some loss at head and tail), pp [iv], [1], 100 (interleaved with blank pages); the …

  • [THYLACINE] Official Guide to the Zoological Society of London.
MITCHELL, Peter Chalmers
# 14950

    # 14950

    MITCHELL, Peter Chalmers

    [THYLACINE] Official Guide to the Zoological Society of London.

    Cover title: The Zoological Society, London. Official Guide to the Gardens Regents Park. London : Harrison & Sons [for The Zoological Society], [1929]. 26th edition. Royal octavo, original pictorial stiff wrappers (a little creased), pp i-xviii, 1-106, xix-xxii, photographic illustrations, folding map; bottom corners dog-eared and some damp marks to outer leaves; else a good …

  • Observaciones astronómicas, y phisicas hechas de orden de S. Mag. en los reynos del Perù
ULLOA Y DE LA TORRE GIRAL (1716-1795), Antonio de and Jorge JUAN Y SANTACILLA (1713-1773)
# 12490

    # 12490

    Antonio de Ulloa y de la Torre Giral, 1716-1795; Antonio de and Jorge Juan y Santacilla, 1713-1773

    Observaciones astronómicas, y phisicas hechas de orden de S. Mag. en los reynos del Perù

    $6,000 USD Por D. Jorge Juan … y D. Antonio de Ulloa … de las quales se deduce la figura, y magnitud de la tierra, y se aplica a la navegacion. En Madrid : Impresso de orden del rey nuestro señor, por Juan de Zuñiga, Año M.D.CC.XL.VIII. [1748]. First edition. Folio, contemporary full speckled calf …

  • [MANUSCRIPT] Tratado de la Calidad de las Yervas Aniales y Piedras de sus Virtudes, huso, y efectos
Delgar, Martin
# 12784

    # 12784

    Delgar, Martin

    [MANUSCRIPT] Tratado de la Calidad de las Yervas Aniales y Piedras de sus Virtudes, huso, y efectos

    $27,500 USD que compuso el Cirujano Botanico Don Martin Delgar, lo saca a la publica luz, el DD. Phelipe Loyaza de la Vega, Decan de la Santa Yglecia Cathed. de la Paz en el Peru … a quien lo dedica. [Peru : between 1780 and 1800]. Manuscript in ink on laid paper; quarto, crimson morocco, …

  • [PLATYPUS] Lettre de M.H.D. de Blainville à M. le rédacteur de l’Echo du Monde savant,
BLAINVILLE, H.-M. Ducrotay de (Henri-Marie Ducrotay), 1777-1850
# 14751

    # 14751

    BLAINVILLE, H.-M. Ducrotay de (Henri-Marie Ducrotay), 1777-1850

    [PLATYPUS] Lettre de M.H.D. de Blainville à M. le rédacteur de l’Echo du Monde savant,

     au sujet de l'ornithorhynque. Paris : Imprimerie de Decourchant, [1835]. Offprint from the scientific review L'Echo du monde savant, t.1, nos 46, 47 (1835). Octavo, later papered boards preserving the original manuscript title label, pp 16; a very good copy.  A scarce work on the taxonomy of the platypus by the French anatomist and zoologist Henri-Marie Ducrotay de …

  • A Treatise of Fluxions In Two Books
MACLAURIN, Colin (1698-1746)
# 14623

    # 14623

    MACLAURIN, Colin (1698-1746)

    A Treatise of Fluxions In Two Books

    Edinburgh : T.W. and T. Ruddimans, MDCCXLII [1742]. First edition. Two volumes, quarto, contemporary calf (scuffed and worn, rebacked and recased, preserving the original title labels). Vol. I: previous owner's wet stamps to front paste down and half title, early newspaper clippings to first blank opposite the half title, half title, title page (early ownership …

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    # 14516

    WOODBRIDGE, W.C. (William Channing), 1794-1845

    [HAWAII] He hoikehonua, he mea ia e hoakaka’i i ke ano o ka honua nei, a me na mea maluna iho :

    ua unuhi ia noloko mai o ka hoikehonua / a W.C. Woodbridge. [=A geography, something describing the form of the earth, and things on it.]. Oahu : Mea Pai Palapala a na Misionari, 1836. Second edition. Octavo, original printed papered boards, rebacked with new spine, front pastedown with early manuscript dedication and modern bookplate, front …

  • [ORIENTALISM] Mines de l’Orient : exploitées par une société d’amateurs
RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)
# 14611

    # 14611

    RZEWUSKI, Wenceslas (editor)

    [ORIENTALISM] Mines de l’Orient : exploitées par une société d’amateurs

    [=Fundgruben des Orients]. A Vienne : Chez Antoine Schmid, 1809. Folio, original printed wrappers backed with contemporary marbled paper; pp [8], the second page printed entirely in Arabic script; single horizontal fold at centre, in very good condition. Rare prospectus in French for an early and important Orientalist periodical, Fundgruben des Orients, which was published …

  • [ABORIGINES] Neuestes Bilderbuch zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung.
ZOLLER, Karl August Christoph Friedrich; BROMME, Traugott (lithographer)
# 14128

    # 14128

    ZOLLER, Karl August Christoph Friedrich; BROMME, Traugott (lithographer)

    [ABORIGINES] Neuestes Bilderbuch zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung.

    Stuttgart : Engelhorn & Hochdanz, 1848. Folio, original cloth backed pictorial papered boards (rubbed; a few ink marks), the front free-endpaper inscribed 'Mary Stuart Greg / Ellen Greg, from their dear Parents. November 19th 1850'; hand coloured lithographic title page, pp [20 – introduction in German], followed by 28 hand coloured lithographic plates and a …

  • [ORNITHOLOGY] Dicées de la Nouvelle-Hollande (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)
Anon. [after FREEMAN, W.H. and GOULD, John, 1804-1881]
# 14143

    # 14143

    Anon. [after FREEMAN, W.H. and GOULD, John, 1804-1881]

    [ORNITHOLOGY] Dicées de la Nouvelle-Hollande (Dicaeum hirundinaceum)

    et leur nid sur une branche de loranthus. [France : circa 1860]. Pen and ink drawing of Australian Swallow Dicaeum (Mistletoe Bird) and nest; approximately 220 x 180 mm, on first side of a bifolium, 310 x 205 mm; title from contemporary caption at head of sheet; after a drawing by W.H. Freeman, engraved by Sargent …

  • [AMBON EARTHQUAKE] Kort verslag over de aardbeving te Ambon op 6 Januari 1898
VERBEEK, R.D.M.
# 14304

    # 14304

    VERBEEK, R.D.M.

    [AMBON EARTHQUAKE] Kort verslag over de aardbeving te Ambon op 6 Januari 1898

    Batavia [Jakarta] : Landsdrukkerij, 1899. Small quarto, original printed wrappers (lightly foxed and marked, paper chipped at head of spine, cancelled collection stamp of the Royal Society of NSW to upper wrapper), pp 46, folding maps (one colour) and plans; scattered foxing, corners dog-eared, several cancelled collection stamps; a fair copy.  A scientific report on …

  • A manual of elementary geology:
LYELL, Sir Charles (1797 - 1875)
# 14097

    # 14097

    LYELL, Sir Charles (1797 - 1875)

    A manual of elementary geology:

    or, the ancient changes of the Earth and its inhabitants as illustrated by geological monuments. London : John Murray, 1855. Fifth edition, greatly enlarged, and illustrated with 750 woodcuts. Octavo, publisher's original cloth with ticket of Edmonds & Remnants, with gilt illustrations of a nummulite, ammonite and trilobite to upper board and gilt-lettered spine, pp. …

  • Notes sur la Zoologie, et la paleontologie de Victoria
McCOY, Frederick (1817-1899)
# 14050

    # 14050

    McCOY, Frederick (1817-1899)

    Notes sur la Zoologie, et la paleontologie de Victoria

    par Frederick M'Coy … traduit de l'anglais par E. Lissignol. At head of title: Exposition intercoloniale, 1866. Fitzroy, Vic. : Masterman, Imprimeur, 1866. Octavo, original printed yellow wrappers, 35 pp; a good copy. Ferguson, 11890a. The distinguished geologist and palaeontologist Professor Frederick McCoy was the first director of the National Museum in Melbourne. This pamphlet, a …

  • Album de la jeunesse : mélange d’histoire naturelle, minéraux, plantes, animaux,
LEGRAND, Augustin

# 5023

    # 5023

    LEGRAND, Augustin

    Album de la jeunesse : mélange d’histoire naturelle, minéraux, plantes, animaux,

    leur emploi dans la vie : quelques élémens des sciences exactes : tableaux astronomiques, cosmographiques et géographiques, costumes, naturels de diverses contrées du globe, anecdotes curieuses, chasses on pêches, d'après nos célèbres voyageurs, accompagné de courtes explications. Paris : Librairie de Gide fils, [1830?]. Oblong quarto, later papered boards with the front panel of the …

  • Sir Joseph Banks : autograph letter, signed
BANKS, Joseph, Sir (1743-1820)
# 13932

    # 13932

    BANKS, Joseph, Sir (1743-1820)

    Sir Joseph Banks : autograph letter, signed

    Manuscript in brown ink on octavo sheet of wove paper, 155 x 115 mm, headed Soho Square Augt .19 1814, to an unknown recipient regarding the clearance of a consignment for Banks by the Customs House in London; signed at the foot Jos. Banks; tipped onto later backing sheet; fine. “My dear Sir, accept my …

  • Views to accompany report on geological survey of country west of Suakin,
PARROTT, Thomas Samuel, Captain (1842-1917)
# 12009

    # 12009

    PARROTT, Thomas Samuel, Captain (1842-1917)

    Views to accompany report on geological survey of country west of Suakin,

    by Capt. Parrott, Engineer Officer, Staff, N.S.W. Contingent, to Colonel B. Edwards, R.E.C.B., commanding Royal Engineers, Soudan Expedition, 1885. Oblong folio, original full leather boards (scuffed), the upper board with gilt lettered title, both boards with triple gilt rule, patterned endpapers, pp [1] title page in letterpress on leaf of thick card, [1] folding hand …

  • [THYLACINE; ABORIGINES] Australie
SOCIETE ECONOMIQUE D'ALIMENTATION, LYON.
# 13798

    # 13798

    SOCIETE ECONOMIQUE D'ALIMENTATION, LYON.

    [THYLACINE; ABORIGINES] Australie

    Lyon : Société Economique d'Alimentation, [c.1910]. Trade card, 73 x 166 mm, recto with chromolithographed design featuring a thylacine, Australian Aborigines and mia-mia, and a sulphur-crested cockatoo; verso with printed information about the Société Economique d'Alimentation in Lyon; in fine condition.

  • Le Jardin Zoologique
SCHOLZ, Joseph
# 13773

    # 13773

    SCHOLZ, Joseph

    Le Jardin Zoologique

    Cover title: Der Thiergarten; Le Jardin Zoologique; Dieren Tuin; Zoological-Garden. Mayence [Mainz] : Joseph Scholz, imprimeur-éditeur, 1871. Small oblong quarto, original pictorial papered boards (lightly rubbed, small paper loss at head of spine); endpapers with offsetting, preliminaries foxed, pp [45], illustrated with [25] full page chromolithographed plates hors texte; edges flecked, occasional very mild foxing, …

  • Rudiments of conchology :
[VENNING, Mary Anne]
# 13752

    # 13752

    [VENNING, Mary Anne]

    Rudiments of conchology :

    intended as a familiar introduction to the science. With explanatory plates, and references to the collection of shells in the British Museum. By the author of “The geographical present,” &c. A new and improved edition. London : Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch-Street, 1827. Octavo, contemporary quarter red morocco over original cloth, spine with gilt lettering, [10] fine …

  • An account of New Zealand;
YATE, Rev. William
# 13825

    # 13825

    YATE, Rev. William

    An account of New Zealand;

    and of the formation and progress of the Church Missionary Society's Mission in the northern island. Second edition. London : R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside, 1835. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth, bookplate for Thomas Arthur Kemmis to front pastedown, presentation inscription to front free endpaper, frontispiece portrait of Rev. Marsden, folding map of the North Island, …

  • [COOK]. British Museum (Natural History). Famous naturalists. Series No. 1
BRITISH MUSEUM
# 13762

    # 13762

    BRITISH MUSEUM

    [COOK]. British Museum (Natural History). Famous naturalists. Series No. 1

    10 cards in monochrome. Set H 2. London : British Museum, 1925. Printed envelope containing 10 illustrated postcards with a printed booklet of 8 pp. detailing biographical information on each naturalist. The figures include Buffon, Cook, Cuvier, Jardine, Linnaeus, Lyell, Murchison, Owen, Pasteur and Pennant. Slight staple rust from booklet to first card else fine. …

  • [THYLACINE] The Zoological Society of London. Guide to the Gardens and Aquarium, Regent’s Park
MITCHELL, Sir Peter Chalmers
# 13910

    # 13758

    The garden and menagerie of the Zoological Society delineated.

    Published, with the sanction of the council, under the superintendence of the Secretary and Vice-Secretary of the Society. Chiswick : printed by C. Whittingham, College House, for the proprietors: published by Thomas Teg, Cheapside, London; and N. Hailes, Piccadilly, 1830-31. Two volumes, octavo, half-calf over tree-calf, with gilt-tooling and illustrations of a stag, elephant, dog …

  • [TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA] Selectae Antiquitatis Libri XII : De gestis primaevis,
WALDENFELS, Christoph Philipp von
# 2349

    # 2349

    WALDENFELS, Christoph Philipp von

    [TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA] Selectae Antiquitatis Libri XII : De gestis primaevis,

    item de origine gentium nationumque migrationibus, atque praecipuis Nostratium dilocationibus, ex sacrae scripturae aliorumque … autorum monumentis collecti. Norimbergae [Nürnberg] : Johann Andreas Endter and Wolfgang Moritz Endter, 1677. First edition. Octavo, original full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration (a little frayed at head); marbled edges, front pastedown with nineteenth century …

  • Wissenschaftlicher Hausbedarf für die Jugend. Eine kleine Handbibliothek in 21 Bändchen
MEYNIER, Johann Heinrich, 1764-1825
# 13557

    # 13557

    MEYNIER, Johann Heinrich, 1764-1825

    Wissenschaftlicher Hausbedarf für die Jugend. Eine kleine Handbibliothek in 21 Bändchen

    enthaltend diejenigen Kenntnisse welche jeder gebildete Mensch wissen muss. Nürnberg : bei Friedrich Campe, 1821. Twenty-one booklets, square duodecimo, in the original uniform green papered boards, each with the original printed label to the front listing the individual volume number and its subject; various paginations from 30 to 64 pages; with 5 hand coloured copperplate engravings …

  • Les Phénomènes et les curiosités de la nature
MUNERELLE; LEMAITRE

# 8063

    # 8063

    MUNERELLE; LEMAITRE

    Les Phénomènes et les curiosités de la nature

    / texte par Munerelle, dessins par Lemaitre. Strasbourg : Derivaux, 1856. Large quarto, contemporary quarter morocco over blind blocked pebbled cloth boards (upper and lower boards marked), spine with raised bands and gilt ornament and lettering, all edges gilt, silk lining papers, mild foxing to preliminaries, [74] pp, [37] spectacular chromolithographic plates depicting dramatic natural phenomena, …

  • A weird region : New Zealand lakes, terraces, geysers, and volcanoes,
LEYS, Thomson W.
# 13296

    # 13296

    LEYS, Thomson W.

    A weird region : New Zealand lakes, terraces, geysers, and volcanoes,

    with an account of the eruption at Tarawera. Cover: “New Zealand Wonder Land”. Auckland : Brett Printing & Publishing Company, 1918. New edition, completely revised. Small quarto, original pictorial stiff wrappers (some paper loss along spine, early owner's inscription to upper wrapper), staple bound, large folding chromolithographed frontispiece plate of the White Terrace, Rotomahana (before …

  • [NATURAL HISTORY] Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière
BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788

# 1889

    # 1889

    BUFFON, Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de, 1707-1788

    [NATURAL HISTORY] Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière

    A Paris : de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1769. Nouvelle édition. Ten volumes octavo (volumes 1-10), handsome full speckled calf, spines with raised bands, gilt decoration and red title labels with gilt lettering, illustrated; [together with] Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière. Supplément. A Paris : de l'Imprimerie Royale, 1774-78. Ten volumes octavo (volumes 1-10), handsome full speckled calf, spines …

  • An English grammar : comprehending the principles and rules of language, illustrated by appropriate
MURRAY, Lindley

# 5185

    # 5185

    MURRAY, Lindley

    An English grammar : comprehending the principles and rules of language, illustrated by appropriate

    exercises, and a key to the exercises. York : Printed by Thomas Wilson and Son, 1834. Sixth edition. Two volumes large octavo, bound in full contemporary calf, spines with raised bands with gilt ornament, green and red leather labels with gilt lettering, inner joints neatly reinforced with dark green cloth, original marbled endpapers, later owner's inscriptions …

  • Glimpses of Australian bird life : thirty-one original photographs direct from nature
HALL, Robert
# 13137

    # 13137

    HALL, Robert

    Glimpses of Australian bird life : thirty-one original photographs direct from nature

    with notes by Robert Hall, F.L.S., C.M.Z.S. Melbourne : T.C. Lothian, 1906. Small square octavo, original pictorial wrappers (foxed, paper chipped along spine), inside front wrapper with bookplate, 63 pp, 31 black and white photographic plates with text on facing pages, contents fine.

  • [PLATYPUS] Nouveau musée du naturaliste
BOUYER, A.C.
# 12423

    # 12423

    BOUYER, A.C.

    [PLATYPUS] Nouveau musée du naturaliste

    Illustré de 44 sujets dessinés et gravés par Pauquet. Paris : A. Courcier, n.d. [c.1840]. Oblong octavo, original pictorial papered boards (rubbed, small loss at head and tail of spine), lacking front end-paper, half-title with small loss at head of gutter, 51 pp, with 8 full page hand coloured engraved plates illustrating 44 animals, accompanied …

  • [SYDNEY]. A grammar of geography for the use of schools
GOLDSMITH, Rev. J.
# 12314

    # 12314

    GOLDSMITH, Rev. J.

    [SYDNEY]. A grammar of geography for the use of schools

    Improved & enlarged by the Rev. G. N. Wright M. A. London : William Tegg, n.d. [c. 1840]. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered cloth (rubbed), pp. 242, (ii – adverts), numerous engraved plates, folding maps and a rotating volvelle. Includes a short section on Australasia with a view of Sydney and engraving of Otahetians.

  • [BOTANY] Quelques mots sur le peuplement végétal des îles de l’Océanie
JOUAN, Henri
# 12207

    # 12207

    JOUAN, Henri

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

    Caen : impr. F. Le Blanc-Hardel, 1883. Octavo, publisher's wrappers (a little foxed and darkened at the edges), 26 pp, uncut, a very good copy. Text in French.  Unrecorded in Australian or New Zealand collections. 

  • Hints to dog owners : a diagnosis and treatment of diseases and general advice on management.
R.W. BEDDOME & CO.
# 11843

    # 11843

    R.W. BEDDOME & CO.

    Hints to dog owners : a diagnosis and treatment of diseases and general advice on management.

    Melbourne : R.W. Beddome &​ Co., n.d. [c.1945]. Square duodecimo, printed blue wrappers (lightly marked), staple bound, 31 pp, photographic illustrations, a good copy. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (Monash University Library; State Library of Victoria; National Library of Australia).

  • [PLATYPUS] Sur un nouveau genre de quadrupède édenté, nommé Ornithorhynchus - paradoxus;
BLUMENBACH, Johann Friedrich (1752-1840)
# 10428

    # 10428

    BLUMENBACH, Johann Friedrich (1752-1840)

    [PLATYPUS] Sur un nouveau genre de quadrupède édenté, nommé Ornithorhynchus – paradoxus;

    par M. BLUMENBACH. IN: Bulletin des Sciences, par la Société Philomatique, No. 39. Paris : Prairial, an 8 de la République [i.e. May-June, 1800]. Quarto, mid nineteenth century plain blue wrappers (some paper loss along spine), upper wrapper with later nineteenth century manuscript annotation '1800 a 1801', containing a year's run of twelve Bulletins (nos. …

  • Atlas d’histoire naturelle : coup d’oeil sur l’histoire naturelle des cinq parties du monde.
WAGNER, Hermann
# 11386

    # 11386

    WAGNER, Hermann

    Atlas d’histoire naturelle : coup d’oeil sur l’histoire naturelle des cinq parties du monde.

    48 planches coloriées, accompagnées d'un texte explicatif. At head of title: Méthode d'enseignement par l'aspect. Paris : Librairie française et étrangère (R. Schultz), [c.1880]. Large quarto, bound in modern half calf over papered boards with gilt lettered spine, pp 28 (explanatory text for each plate), followed by 24 double-page chromolithographic plates, plate XXIV illustrating Australian …

  • [AUSTRALIA] Австралия. История открытия и колонизации растения и животные пятой части света
[CHRISTMANN, Friedrich]
# 11251

    # 11251

    [CHRISTMANN, Friedrich]

    [AUSTRALIA] Австралия. История открытия и колонизации растения и животные пятой части света

    St. Petersburg : E. Likhachev and A. Suvorin, 1871. Octavo, contemporary quarter calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed), spine lettered Австралия and with nineteenth century label with manuscript collection number, front pastedown and title with nineteenth century Russian collection stamps of the Totemsky District teachers' seminary library, title also with (original bookseller's?) manuscript note and …

  • [ABORIGINES; MAORI] Geograpia. Nac’ili II.
TSAGEREISHVILI, G.
# 11253

    # 11253

    TSAGEREISHVILI, G.

    [ABORIGINES; MAORI] Geograpia. Nac’ili II.

    [=Geography. Part II]. Kutaisi [Georgia] : Sagubernio St'amba, 1918. Octavo, original printed stiff wrappers (stained, edges chipped, annotations to front), 112 pp, lithographic illustrations throughout, occasional staining and annotations. Text in Georgian.  The separately issued second part of a Georgian school children's geography, devoted to Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania. It includes sections on …

  • Recent exploring expeditions to the Pacific, and the South Seas, under the American, English,
JENKINS, J.S.
# 11229

    # 11229

    JENKINS, J.S.

    Recent exploring expeditions to the Pacific, and the South Seas, under the American, English,

    and French Governments. London : T. Nelson and Sons, 1853. Octavo, original embossed blue cloth boards (rubbed), the upper board with vignette illustration in gilt, spine with gilt lettering and illustration, frontispiece engraving of Rio de Janeiro, half-title with vignette illustration of Mount Erebus, pp 508, [5 publisher's advertisements], preliminaries with foxing and small paper …

  • The zoological gardens. Brown bear, elephant, dromedary, leopard, kangaroo, zebra.
# 11106

    # 11106

    The zoological gardens. Brown bear, elephant, dromedary, leopard, kangaroo, zebra.

    London : Frederick Warne & Co., c. 1865. Quarto, illustrated card wrappers (stitched at spine), five colour plates with text; scattered, pale foxing, a very good copy. Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books series.

  • [JAVA] Serat Gurma Lelana : ri ngengga ing gambar 4 lembar.
RHEMREV, J.L.Th.; MULDER, P.J. (illustrator)
# 11216

    # 11216

    RHEMREV, J.L.Th.; MULDER, P.J. (illustrator)

    [JAVA] Serat Gurma Lelana : ri ngengga ing gambar 4 lembar.

    Leiden : Brill, 1884. First edition. Octavo, original printed yellow wrappers, 92 pp (partly unopened), illustrated with [4] double-page chromolithograpic plates, including tiger, wild boar and deer hunting scenes and a native house on stilts, Text in Javanese.

  • The premier bird painter of the colonies : the early career of Neville Henry Cayley in Victoria
CABOURET, Mark R.
# 11149

    # 11149

    CABOURET, Mark R.

    The premier bird painter of the colonies : the early career of Neville Henry Cayley in Victoria

    Dissertatio inauguralis. Hawksburn, Vic. : Naturalistes et Chasseurs (Dr Mark Cabouret), December 2014. Edition limited to 200 copies. Quarto, pictorial laminated covers, pp x, 52, colour illustrations, with numerous folding plates, an as new copy, signed by the author. Meticulously researched and handsome in its design, Cabouret's splendidly illustrated monograph on Cayley makes an important …

  • The zoological gardens. Hyaenas, stag, jaguar, fox, otter, camel
# 10933

    # 10933

    The zoological gardens. Hyaenas, stag, jaguar, fox, otter, camel

    London : Frederick Warne & Co., c. 1865. Quarto, illustrated card wrappers (stitched at spine), five colour plates with text. Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books series.

  • [KANGAROO; WOMBAT] Guide du promeneur au Jardin Zoologique d’Acclimatation
[JARDIN ZOOLOGIQUE D'ACCLIMATATION DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE]
# 10843

    # 10843

    [JARDIN ZOOLOGIQUE D'ACCLIMATATION DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE]

    [KANGAROO; WOMBAT] Guide du promeneur au Jardin Zoologique d’Acclimatation

    : contenant: une série de notices explicatives sur tous les animaux et les végétaux qui y existent, avec l'indication de leur patrie, de leurs moeurs et de leurs usages …. Paris : Imprimerie de Soye et Bouchet, 1861. “Se vend au Jardin zoologique d'acclimatation du Bois de Boulogne. October 1861”. Octavo, original printed blue wrappers …

  • Souvenir of Australia
ROSEBRAY, A. Earlington
# 10571

    # 10571

    ROSEBRAY, A. Earlington

    Souvenir of Australia

    Sydney : Lonsdale & Bartholomew (Aust.) Ltd., [c.1927]. Small oblong quarto, original pictorial card covers lettered in silver, inside front cover with presentation inscription dated November 1927, [32] pp, colour illustrations of Australian flora and fauna to rectos with text on facing pages, a very good copy.  (State Library of New South Wales; State Library …

  • Bishop Museum Handbook, part 1 : the Hawaiian collections.
[BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM]
# 10367

    # 10367

    [BERNICE PAUAHI BISHOP MUSEUM]

    Bishop Museum Handbook, part 1 : the Hawaiian collections.

    Honolulu, Hawaii : Bishop Museum Press, 1915. First edition. Large octavo, original grey wrappers (detached), upper wrapper with pictorial onlay of a spectacular feather cloak, 95 pp, illustrated with photographic plates, contents clean and sound. Copies are recorded in three Australian collections (Australian Museum Research Library; National Library of Australia; South Australian Museum) and five …

  • A general history of quadrupeds.
BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)
# 10086

    # 10086

    BEWICK, Thomas (1753-1828)

    A general history of quadrupeds.

    / The figures engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick. Newcastle upon Tyne : T. Bewick and S. Hodgson, 1807. Fifth edition. Large octavo, contemporary full brown calf rebacked with original spine laid down, spine with original gilt-lettered red leather label, endpapers replaced, all edges gilt, title with mild foxing, 525 pp, illustrated with 225 wood-engravings …

  • The polar world : a popular description of man and nature in the Arctic and Antarctic regions
HARTWIG, G.

# 9938

    # 9938

    HARTWIG, G.

    The polar world : a popular description of man and nature in the Arctic and Antarctic regions

    of the globe. London : Longmans, Green and Co., 1874. Second edition. Octavo, in a fine contemporary presentation binding of full blue calf, upper board with gilt vignette and lettering 'Training Ship Worcester, Prize 1876', spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and contrasting leather title label lettered in gilt, front paste-down with Worcester's prize certificate …

  • Korvetten Challengers rejse omkring jorden
SPRY, W.J.J.

# 9937

    # 9937

    SPRY, W.J.J.

    Korvetten Challengers rejse omkring jorden

    Med benyttelse af de vigstigste andre engelske og tyske Skrifter om Challengers Rejse. Paa Dansk udgivet af J. Wulff. Kjøbenhavn : P.G. Philipsens Forlag, 1879. Octavo, publisher's blind blocked pictorial cloth, gilt, spine with gilt lettering and vignette (head and tail softened), all edges marbled, silk lining papers, first blank with ownership inscription blacked out, title …

  • New Zealand : the Empire’s junior partner
WILSON, Chas. P.

# 9869

    # 9869

    WILSON, Chas. P.

    New Zealand : the Empire’s junior partner

    [Cover title]. London : Williams and Norgate Ltd.; Auckalnd : Wilson Bros., [1926]. First edition. Octavo, blue cloth boards with gilt lettering, with two dust jackets, the outer being the New Zealand version with photographic illustration (edges and spine a little sunned, otherwise fine), and the inner the U.K. version (near fine), a presentation copy …

  • [NATURAL HISTORY] Études de la nature
SAINT-PIERRE, Jacques--Henri Bernardin de (1737-1814)
# 1314

    # 1314

    SAINT-PIERRE, Jacques--Henri Bernardin de (1737-1814)

    [NATURAL HISTORY] Études de la nature

    Paris : De l’imprimerie de Monsieur. Chez P. F. Didot le jeune [&​] Méquignon l’aîné, 1788. Troisième Édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée. Four volumes, octavo, speckled calf (some wear to joints and edges), spines with raised bands, black and red morocco labels to spine, finely tooled, marbled endpapers and edges, frontispiece, pp. xxx,  648; 652; …