SMITH, Bernard and WHEELER, Alwyne (eds.)
Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1988. Folio, cloth in dustjacket, pp. 256, illustrated. From the library of art historian Leigh Astbury, signed by him on preliminary blank. A significant survey of Australia’s earliest colonial art, including ethnographical studies, natural history drawings, early views of Sydney and New South Wales as well as early maps.
KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716)
The History of Japan : giving an Account of the Antient and Present State of Government of that Empire; … together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam. (Standard second issue)
London : for the Publisher, and sold by T. Woodward and C. Davis, 1728. First edition in English, second issue (with the ‘Second Appendix’). Two volumes, folio, contemporary full calf with double gilt rule (boards a little scuffed), spines in compartments with contrasting leather labels and gilt lettering and ornament, neatly rebacked, original endpapers, armorial …
KAEMPFER, Engelbert (1651-1716)
The History of Japan : giving an Account of the Antient and Present State of Government of that Empire; … together with a Description of the Kingdom of Siam. (Deluxe large paper copy)
London : for the Publisher, and sold by T. Woodward and C. Davis, 1728. Deluxe large paper copy of the first edition in English, second issue (with the ‘Second Appendix’). Two volumes bound in one, large folio (51 x 31 cm), contemporary panelled calf (lightly rubbed), gilt dentelles, spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting …
YORK, Frederick Arlington Viler (1823-1903)
[London : Frederick York, between 1872 and 1875]. Stereoscopic albumen print photograph, 78 x 77 mm each individual image (irregular), on original green card mount, imprinted recto: ‘Animals in Zoological Gardens / Photographed from Life. London’; verso with original printed paper label: ‘Australian Pelican’; a tiny surface scratch below the eye of the pelican in …
DICKINS, Herbert P.; AUDAS, J.W.
/ Collected and lithographed by Herbert P. Dickins, Past President, Victorian Horticultural Society, with the collaboration of J.W. Audas. Melbourne : Sands & McDougall (for the Melbourne Herbarium), 1929. First edition. Octavo, publisher’s printed wrappers (sunned), 32 pp, illustrated throughout with monochrome plates; a good copy.
ARARAT & DISTRICT POULTRY & KENNEL CLUB
Ararat and District Poultry and Kennel Club. Schedule of Prizes for the Third Annual Exhibition of Poutry, Dogs, Pigeons, Canaries, &c. To be held in the Town Hall, Barkly Street, Ararat … 3rd and 4th July, 1912.
Ararat, Vic. : Printed at the “Advertiser” Office, 1912. Octavo pamphlet, original printed pink wrappers (sunned along spine), stapled, pp 16, , advertisements to inner wrapper and lower wrapper; light foxing to a few leaves, but a very good copy. Appears unrecorded.
DAVEY INSTITUTE OF TREE SURGERY
Kent, Ohio : The Davey Tree Expert Co., Inc, 1929. Narrow octavo, original pictorial wrappers, pp 13, , b/w photographic illustrations; a fine copy. Scarce American pamphlet on arboreal science. No copy located in OCLC.
Garden guide : Catalogue of rhododenrons, camellias, azaleas, trees, shrubs grown by Williams’ Nurseries, Perrins Creek Road, Kallista.
Kallista, Vic. : Williams’ Nurseries, 1951. Tall octavo, original illustrated card covers (foxed, central vertical crease), 28 pp, photographic illustrations; original owner’s annotations, some foxing at bottom margin of several leaves; Two copies are recorded in Australian collections (State Library of Victoria; State Library of New South Wales).
C.A. NOBELIUS & SONS PTY. LTD.
Emerald, Vic. : C.A. Nobelius & Sons Pty. Ltd., Gembrook Nurseries, 1940. Tall octavo, original printed pale green wrappers (a little sunned), staple bound, pp 38, , illustrated with 1 photographic plate; a very good copy. The 1940 edition of the C.A. Nobelius catalogue is unrecorded in Australian collections.
SAAKES, Anthony Bernard (publisher)
Beknopte natuurlijke historie, of Beschrijving en afbeeldingen der voortbrengselen van de drie rijken der natuur; behelzende: de dieren, planten en delfstoffen.
Amsterdam : A. B. Saakes, 1794. ‘1ste tot 18de aflevering’ [1st to 18th instalments] – title page. Quarto, contemporary quarter vellum over marbled boards (rubbed), all edges blue, pp. 8 (introductory text), followed by a collation of 18 instalments, with 124 engraved plates and accompanying text; mild scattered foxing, but a very good copy. Pedagogical …
MATHEWS, Gregory M. and IREDALE, Tom
Illustrated with coloured and monochrome plates by Lilian Medland. Vol. I. Orders Casuarii to Columbae (all published). London : H. F. & G. Witherby, 1921. Quarto, gilt-illustrated cloth in printed dustjacket, pp. xxiv; 279, 36 coloured plates, a fine copy in fine dustjacket.
CAMPBELL, Archibald James
Melbourne: Osboldstone & Co., 1921. Quarto, cloth backed green boards (occasional minor edge wear), ink marks on front free endpaper, pp. 64. Illustrated with tipped-in photographs wattle trees and young women dressed in Grecian-style robes.
MISSINGHAM, Hal (1906-1994)
Sydney : Consolidated Press, . Small quarto, publisher’s pictorial stiff wrappers (a few tiny spots of surface loss),  pp, chiefly colour illustrations; internally clean and bright; a fine copy. Muir 5047. A beautiful child’s picture alphabet of Australian native animals and flora, featuring Missingham’s striking bichrome and trichrome illustrations.
Adelaide : R. E. E. Rogers, 1910. Octavo, printed wrappers, 30, 12 fine chromolithographed plates by Alfred Vaughan. Special Bulletin of the Department of Intelligence, South Australia. Near fine. “‘The purpose of this book is not to catalogue or to scientifically describe our native birds; but to bring prominently before the public, the police, and …
"Te Whare" [Henry Edwards Vassal]
Sydney : Carter’s Printer Works, 1922. Octavo, pictorial wrappers, bookplate on front pastedown, foxxed pages, pp.96. Containing 49 illustrations of a diverse range of Australian wildlife.
MACLAURIN, Colin (1698-1746)
Edinburgh : T.W. and T. Ruddimans, MDCCXLII . 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 …